Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, October 20, 1843, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated October 20, 1843 Page 1
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NOT TUB GLORY OP OJOSAR BUT THE W S X. r A B B OP ROME. BY II. B. STACY. THE LAST MAX. ov tiio.mas cAMrnr.Lt All worldly slnpcs slinll meet in gloom. The sun himself mutt die. Before 1 lie shall assume lis immortality I 1 saw a viiion in my sleep, Tint gave mv spitit slrciiEtli lo swssp Adown the gulf of time 1 1 saw the last of huinnn mould, slinll creation1 death behold, As Adam saw her prime 1 Tha sun's rye hid a sieUly glare, Th enrtl with aie was wnn ) The skeletons nf nation's cre Around thatlonrly inin 1 Some hail r.ipired in frialit the brands Still rifled in their hony hands; In planue and famine sonic I Eirth's eities liml nn sound or trend And shius were drifting with the dead To shores where all was dumb 1 Tel. propliel-titto. that lone, one stood, With u rimless words and high, That shook the sere, leaves from the wood As if a storm pised hv, Siyin " Wo are I wind in death, proud Sun, Thv ficeiscold, thv rare is run, "ria merry bids thee gn. For thou teii 'hntmn.i thousand yean Hat seen the lido of human tears, That shall no longer flow. " Whit, thnu-h, heneitli thee man put forth Hi pomp, Ins pride his skill) And arts tint in ide fift. Hood and earth, The v i-nl- nf hi wi I : Vet mourn I not thy p tried sway, Thou dim, discrowned Mna of day; For all thosj trnphicd ails And triumphs thai beneath tho sprang, lieal'd not n passion orn pang Entail'd on human hearts. "Ga let nbti ion's curtain fall Upon the stan-of men ; Nor with thv rising beams recall Life's tragedy naiin. Its piteous pi jei ins lirimi not back, Nor wa'.en flesh upon llicrack Of pain niii-w to wriihe; Srcleh'd in disease's shapes abharr'd, Or mown in I atlle by the sword, Like grass beneath the scythe. " F.v'n I am wearv in vou skies To watch thvfidinq fire; Test of all sunless nannies, Uehold not me expire. My hps lint s irak thy dircc of death, Their rounded enp and Burgling breath To see thou shili not boast. The eclipse of nature spreads my pall, The majesty of darkness shall rteccive my parting ghost! "This spirit rliall return to Ilim Who jrivo his heivenly spark Vrt iliink not, -Sun. it shall be dim When ih'm ihyselfart dirl; I No I it s'lall live nrain, and shino In bliss unknown to hmma of ihins, lly Him leealJ'd to breath, " cijiiivo led captivity, vyiiv. i,j lu ernve of wriory, Whorni... stin,: from death! And ao i the , , holds me u " Go, Sin, wruc mercy . On nature's awful wasle, To drink this last and bitter cup Ofcriff that mm shall laste; iBo, tell the Lniirht that hides Ihy facs, Thou siw'st the last of .Mini's race, On enrih's rind Ths diric''in? uuiver e defy To quench hi-- immorialitv, Or shake bis mist in O d !" From the Li lies' Nniional J'agszin. TOO LAT E. nv RMILV A. MAV. My dear,' snirl Mrs. WVMnn to lior daughter Sophia, ' had you not better Iir get ting ready fur your lesson. It is now li.tlfjrist nine, and you hiivo several squares to walk ? ' 'Oil! there is plenty of lime,' answered Sophia, 1 I can gel ready in five minutes and walk to Signur Toricolli's in five minutes more.' So you said on Monday when you wcro too late. Indeed t fear Sophia, you arc con tracting a h ibit of prociaslinnlion which will be a fruitful causo of sorrow to you through life. ' Never put ofl till lo-niorrow what can he done to-day ' is an excellent proverb, but I would amend it by adding, ' and never delay a minute in-doing what lias to he done.' Do put down lint novel, love, and go and at tire yourself.' Sophia reluctantly obeyed and left the room. But when sho readied her chamber, instead of donning her bonnet and shawl she throw herself pettishly into a chair. I do wish ma,' sho said, would not lec turoonnso. She is always talking about mv being too lale. One would think father was a bank clerk, sho has such n regard for punc tuality. Now for spite I'll not go lo Signer Toricellrs till too late," Hut when a few minutes had cooled her p'assio , 'Sophia Ml ashamed of her conduct, for she was an impulsive rather than a bad girl, and began lo nltire herself resolved to hn at Signer I orieolli s in time. Her delay however had bean fatal. Thougli shoahiiosti ran through the street she arrived too lale. And the Signur who mado a point of never waiting a minute had gnnu nut, Sophy,' said her falher lo hrra few days afterwards, ' there is nothing for me to do in to'viijiinlil Monday; so I have a notion of running .into the coiiii'iy for ihe rest nf tho week. And luckily the .steamboat is to maku uiT excursion totday, and will slop cn route ol'Eliilsilale. i.'.'isisa chance, lhat won't! Sophia listened with lears to this rocital, ioccur ag.i'u Ibis s?;'snl,i t0 ?('n )""" ("r','nJs ' nd mado the required promise. Thu lov flu, Wwilh.s. The i',V.'t Sli'rts 'it four, ers continued for nwhilo to talk of the stH'e- I shall have lo return to the cuM:)nm for an hour after dinner, but you can get re";' dy and meet die at the boat. John will at tend you down Very well,' said Sophia, delighted at the proposal. 1 1 will he there in time. Sho hastened up stairs lo prcparo ''erself,1. and after packing her dresses, opened her lit- I ... . ..Vl .1.- ! I. .1 1 1.1 tlu casket tu select tho jewels she should wear. Sho look up two bracelets of differ ent' patterns, tried each of them on, and held ihem il) dilferent ligjits, before slid could niako up her mind which to take. Then sho was along time iu selecting tlueo out of a dozen rings, tho gifts of her fond parents and god mothers. In. this situation the timo slipped away so rapidly that tho clock was on iho chime of four before sho becamo aware of her idleness. It was then too late, and sho at down, and wept bitterly. For a fortnight the lesson did Sophia good, and sho was a pattern, of punctuality. But gradually her old habits revived shu became as careless as ever, and on every occasion was Ion lale. Her mother reasoned with her in vain, and at length her rather spoko seii ously on tho subject. 1 Sophy,' said he, ono evening, several 'lays after ho had requested her to purchaso a certain scarco fahric of summer wear for him which was in tho market, but which sho had delayed going for till it was all told, your want of punctuality is intolerable. Your mother and I and indeed tho whole family, are daily sufferers by it. If you do not correct Hie liabil, it will no Hie cause ol incacuhiblo ovil to you through life. Many a hntllc on which hung the fate of an empire, lias been lost hy some ono being loo lato on the ground. Many a woman has lost tho af fections of her husband, never to recover tliein, hy being loo late. 1 warn you, my dear child, against the habit, for 1 see it growing stronger daily, and unless you rally at once against it, you will find yourself un able lo conquer it. ' boplua liurst into tears, for her falher bad never spoken lluis to her before, and rising loft the room, with a determination to profit by his advice. And again, for several days, she struggled to he punctual to her engage ments; but now she found tho efforts so much harder than before shu became discour aged, and afier several vain attempts lo con quer, sho relapsed into her old indifference, anil became the slave of habit. At eighteen Sophia was ono oflho most beaulifiil girls of her native city, and her IihiiiI was sought for by a crowd of admirers. Of lliese she selected one every way worthy of her. He was n vomit: lawyer ranidlv ri sing lo eminence, for his legal attainments and eloquence wcro both of a superior or der. He had long been the prize for which numerous of her friends had contended, and when Sophia found him at her feet a natural thrill of pride could not bo avoided. But it was from no selfish vanity that she accepted him. His estimable qualities had deepened the impression winch Ins fine per son ut fust made on her, and she soon learn- ed lo lovu Waller Conrad with all the inten sity of woman's fust affection. She antici pated his slightest wish, and regulated her conduct accordingly, and her opinions were always moulded as sho thought his would In- framed, for Sophia was one of those trusting beings who give up all to tho ono they love, satisfied that ho should he their exemplar in every thing. Conrad returned her love with equal fer vency, but with more discrimination. As ho became acquainted with her he saw ma ny faults at which ho grieved, but being of a sanguine nature he hoped that time and a de sire lo please him would induce her lo con quer them. Nor was he wholly disappoint ed. Many of tho slighter blemishes on her character disappeared under the kind cullum of her lover; lint there was ono fault which Conrad found lor a long time, abortive lo re move. It was iho fatal habit of procrastina lion. It is true that Sophia made many resolute "ompts lo conquer this habit, bin her chains had be '1 ')r-L't' sns'rong, that she found the task o(hrontt ,lu'm l,!,rle,r ,l,a" Her old weakness" -'""""'v. hpr. n...l ll.n..,.l. l. .."In,le'1 Mr Sniggle, ,1 ' r,.,..n., ... i. 'nahle or un ,.,;i s ... .i i "iiiderla- ..Mi.i i(.-isuit;iu in iiiu tiiuiiuiis king, and conscious of her lover's disap,.'rt) .halion of the liabil, she resorted lo every mtfai.'S to conceal it from his eyo, so that, at length, Conrad began to hope that she was cured of a faii.V'g, as the slave of which, ho fell she could not cii.'itiuue to possess his re spect, and with him respect was necessary to love. Ono evening Conrad called on li.irnn hour after his usual time. It was a hitler '.''nter night, and the snow was knee deep in l'ju streets, laying in drifts against the doors, where the wind had piled it. ' I am glad you have come,' said Sophia, running lo him lo assist in taking off his cloak, ' for I was afraid something had hap pened lo you. Where have you been V ' I have been, dearest,' he said, taking her hand and leading her lo the sofa which had been wheeled up opposite lo the fire, ' to see a poor giil, once mv laundress, who, I fear, is dying, and dying too, in the most ahjeci poverty. She broke a blood vessel yester day, anil is very dangerous, but with raru she may yet live, the physician siys. There was no fue in tho ham room when I wont there, and tile snow beating through the broken pines had collecled inn pile al the foot nf tho bed. Oh, it was a miserable sight ' and he placed his hands before his ey es. Al length he looked up and resumed, 'prom ise me you will go there to-morrow early to-morrow for I said I would send ono to see after all her wauls, and you know that it would bo more delicate for you to aid her than for nie. Hero is my purse nay ! I must bo ihe giver in this case only promise me lo go e.iily, for thu popr thing might per ish for want of necessary medicine and care. 1 sent for wood lo warm ihe chamber and got a poor neighbor lo set up with her to night ; but to-morrow she must have belter help. Alas ! what misery exists in our city, and almost at our doors J' Yet how little do i wo alleviate il.' rc'r. '"" Gradually passed lo pleasanter I lli'-'""t-'s. In the indulgence ol theso wo leave tin- Tho "mining the storm raged fiercer than ever. T''" wind howled along tho streets, tho casement Klii72-'. afld till) snow sunn and hissed in Ihe lemnesl. Sophia had not forgoiien her promise, but looking al .1 . .' . . i. ., , waicn alter untl linuing I lie iiour early, sho concluded lo wait awhile for tho subsidence of tho storm. Silting down in her boudoir she took up a new novel and xas soon immersed In ils pages. Hour after hour passed away, and though sho often thought of her promise and looked to tho window to sco if tho galo hnd abated, yet iho tempest raged so violently, Iho book was so fascina ting, and sho thought iho probability of any harm ensuing from her delay so small, that, with her usual easy procrastination, she con cluded to wait a litllo longer, and so contin ued reading. Al last two o'clock came, nnd tho storm abated. The novel, too, was finished. So phia ordered the carriage, nnd with somo misgivings set forth. Sho had no difficulty in finding tho miserable hovel to which her lover had dirocled her. As she ascended tho stops sho thought sho heard voicos, and a suddon fear came over hor, for thcro was sorrow and indignation in the speakers, and among them she fancied BURLINGTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, she recognized her lover. Filled with re morse, sho loitered up to tho door and push ing il open, saw a scene that sho never forgot. On the humble pallet lay a pale and beau lifiil face, whoso iry look of repose ton plain ly evinced that the countenance was (hat of! a corpse. By tho bedside stood tin aged physician, sorrow and indignation alternating in his faco as he gazed on the dead. Near him was a woman, meanly attired, with her ipron up lo her eve, and weeping Ireelv. Tho other member of the group was Sophia's lover standing with folded arms and a stem brow, silently regarding iho corpse. ' And you tell me, said the physician turn ing slightly lo Conrad, just as Sophia reach ed the door, ' that she promised to come here eaily and procure the medicine and applian ces I ordered last night. 1 his poor woman tells mo sho has not been here God help us, had she come the sufferer's life might have been saved.' Yes, your honor,' sobbed tho female, 1 1 watched for her, hour after hour, but I dare not leave tho bedside, and O ! if I could and had had the money, or oven know what you ordered, I'd gone on my knees and begged it, mo poor gin sullered so. lint no one came until my little boy returned from school, when I sent him to find this gentleman, who, hy good luck, was at home. But when you arrived slio was dead. At this instant Conrad looked up and caught sight of Sophia, who stood transfixed with horror at the consequences of her mis conduct. His exclamation attracted every eye in the same direction. As if moved bv some uncontrollable impulse he started for ward, and seizing bnplua's arm dragged her sternly to the bed-side. ' Woman, look at your work.' he said. ' You havo murdered her by being top late.' aopiua shuddered at thu palo and seem ingly roiiroachfnl face of the corpse, turned away, hut not daring to look into her angry lover s face, sought consolation in those of his companions. But each regarded her with tho same averted look. Tho scene was too much for her. Sho fainted. When she recovered she was lying in her own chamber with her parents sadly watch ing over her. Their looks seemed'to imply that they had heard all, as indeed they had. For several days Sophia hoped that her lover would relent from his determination, ns expressed in a note to her parents, never lo visit her again. But she hoped in vain. He adhered to the language nf that teniblo let ter. Ho could not, he said, unite his fate lo ono who had trifled with a human life by her criminal procrastination. Her fault he now knew to bo incurable, though ho had long hoped ol herwise. And fearful as this lesson was Conrad was right. H.ihils. when they have become a second nature, can rarely, if ever be eradi cated ; Hnd .Sophia continued lo her dving .!... n ........ .in . " uuj iu ii imaMiiiriiu mi it was too LATE. THE VICTIM OF A " l'ROOP READER." From '3 of '0''aP'"''''l'',, in the Knickerbocker. Tjllfu.tull',,!lv, typical mutation iu published mss. have come Te"1 V' Kut moons since, I was c.n ''' a ST" V'd hmnbie.lookiiig person, in , " spectacle, be hind which there rolled 'two c.;."'"'"nus cyeg. He said lie was a man of man ocCI'?" ttons, and sometimes dabbled in literature. l,u, had thoughts of buying pome western lands, n'. any one would credit lieu for six year, and in Ida! way make his lortune. A friend in Texas also , assured him that he could get tome lots there on jjie .'auio terms. In these enterprises ho wished me to juin him. But first, and before shewing me some noelry which hid been spoilt iu tho publication, ho ;', is';rd mo to loan him a shilling, oracrcpt hi-s nntolo that amount, 'with sixty days to run.' A humorous ti-'ug,';' struck me, and I chose Ihe latter, with the direiit.'O" that ho should try it for dn-cniint at tho United btatsa Hank, 1 ho next day 1 r.'C'.'ived a care fully written busincs letter from him, which, (after promising to call on mo hi an hour alter 1 received it,) contained the ensuing ; " December 17. My clear Sir., I have had an interview -vith Mr. fl.ddlc, and truly lament my inability to communicate satisfactory result. I ear that until the resolution of tho Senator from Ohio, in regarJ to Iho repeal of the treasury orJer is fi nally disposed of, tho trading interests will nu tenally sulll-r. ThuBnrdnf Ducctuis, how. ever, have suine reason In indulge in the pleas, nig hops that a small keg of len-cem pieces will arrive from Tinicmn, some timo during the en suing week ; in which case the president has promised to evert his influence hi mv behalf on the next discount day. H ue should bu success ful iu nltuii tttjly elevating the breeze, (raising the wind,) on my prom.sory note, wo can pro ceed without ihliy to our contemplated acquisi tions in Michilmickiuic land.', and Texas scrip Your obedient fiiind, Zcbeoee Fi'ssr." lie was with me almost before 1 had read his letter. ' Ah !' said he, 'rending my scroll, ,ou. Funny circumstance. neior mind. Vou make pieces sometimes for tho Knickerbocker, don't yuu apt kind o' pieces that conio out your hedd? I borrow that there periodical boiiio. times of a friend, and I Fee a piece.! there about h man who was tho ' Victim of a Proof Ruadcr.' I am ono of that class. Two years ago I was in love. I whs jillal. Hang details" tho up. shot is the main thing. We1), I had tried Ihe young lady.and found her wantinjr; nnd I thought 1 would quote a linn of Sc.riptuie unto her, as a motto for some bitter and reproachful versos. Su, holding the manuscript to one hand linrh n,, if;i, J 101.. and placing tho other arm a kimbo, he read as hvs ; "TO ONE FOUND WANTING. 'Mene, Wt.T; ttkel, uphartin.' Scsirn'si. Thou ait no more, what onco I knew Thy heart and guileless loupuoto be; Thou art no longer pure nnd true, lYul fond to ono who knelt lo thee; Who knelt and deemed ihee all his own, Nor knew n dearer wih besi 'o ; Who made his trembling passion known, And looked to own theo for a bride. What is ihe vow that once I heard From ihoso halm-breathing hps of thine Broken, nhl broken, word by woul, E'en wlulel worshipped nt ihy shrine! Uroken by lliee, lo whom I bowed, As bends the wild-flower lo the breeze, As bent die Chaldean, through the cloud, To Orion and the Pleiades. But ihou art lost I and I no more Must drink lliy undeceiving clsnce; Our thousand fondling spells are o'er Our raptured moments in the donee. Vanished, like dew-drops in the spray, Are moments which in beauty flew ; I cast life's brifihrett pearl away, And, false one I breathe my lilt adieu I" ....... nu o.uiiiiu (jib lliay Dvqa fUlllpir n t wild frenzy and drew a newspaper from hia Here ho stopped his gray eyes rolling in a breeches pocket. ' Sir,' paid he, striking a n tiltirfe, I sent ihcm verses to bo printed intr Iho ' Litcrarv Steamboat and General Westeri. Alligator.' 'It is a paper, Sir, with immense nr. nutation. A column in it, to he read by the boatmen mid rafts-mon of tho West, is iiiimor. talily. I Bay nothing. Just ee now my mm. Bion'was bufrhoreil. I can't road it.' I look the paper, a little yellow si.x.oy-eigh. folio, and rend thus: " TO ORE FOUND WASHING. 'Mert, mere, treacle, O'Sartinr Scvl-tvbe. "Thou bast no moans al once to slew Thy beasts and fi'udless lonsrues lo tree; Thou hast nn l'argent purr and true, Nnr feed foronewho knelt to thee; Who knell, ami dreamed ihcy all disown, Nor knew adcarrr wish betidlr. Who made his lumblina pnrsnips known, And looked to arm ihec lor a bridle I What is the row 1 what once I heard From ihoso b.ow-bea'infr limps of thinel Uroltersl on, Primers' one liy one, l.'cn while 1 worshipped at thy shino I cr by Hire I to him I lownt, A" lends the wind-flaw to the tries; As bursts ihe chaldron thro' the clod, To Onions, and the fleas as dies. But thou arl lost ! and I no more Musdirk Ihy undeccavins ulancei Our llious & friendly squill are o'er, Our raptured moments in the dance I Varnished, hkedew-drops Irnm the sprsg, Are moments which in business flew 1 I cut life's brightest peal a-wac, And false one, break my bust a adieu 1" On breaking into a laugh at the utter Ftupidi ty of this typical metamorphosis, I found that the stranger trrew red in the fare. He snatched the paper from my hand, and disappeared, ma king Ins bow as he retired. And. beloved reader, havinc exceeded mv boundaries, lei me do the same. Thine till doomsday. Ollafod. ATTACHMENT. A STonv OF lovc and deut. A curious iinecdolo was onco related to us, with name of person, and place at the date nf the event, which wp shall repeat for the benefit of the rising generation, who, in their hastn lo carry out their views, may commit sonic mistake whose effect will be permanent. Pilr. Rhodes was the High Sheriff of county, -Massachusetts; nnd his good name, inherited from iho father, nnd cherished by the son, made him not only popular as an officer, but rather wealthy as u man. Why Mr. Rhodes had never got married, tho la dies could not ascertain, though they talked tho matter over and over very often ; but almost all said there must have been some muse in bis youth, (Mr. Rhodes was thirty five, nt least,) which was known only "lo himself, and perhaps one other. 'Somo disappointment,' said Miss Anna, a young lady who thought il wrong that gen tlemen should be disappointed ; 1 some fatal disappointment.' ' Not at all,' said her maiden aunt, nol at all ; nobody ever thought that Mr. R. had courage enough lo offer himself to a lady. He is so modest, thai 1 should liko to see him niako him a proposal.' No doubt of it, aunt, no doubt of il j and to hear him, too,' said Anna. 'Your father and I,' said Anna's moth er, 'once thought that Mr. Rhodes would cer tainly marry Miss Susan Morgan, who then lived in the neighborhood.' 'Was he accepted by Miss Morgan?' asked Anna. ' I don't believe she ever had an offer,' ,,;id ,?unt Arraliella. Ivyha'is not,' said Mrs. Wilton, 'hut sho certainly i.'"se."vcd one from Mr. Rhodes ; and I have fre."-'" llionghl lint, during services in church, Wi,s al,m,t lo nnkti proposals before all tho ci.V,2rrR'',,,'on us lle kept his eye continually on iuV. ' Un vou think.' asked Anna. ' mat "ls Morgan was as fund of him as he appealed jo be of her' Sho certainly did not tako the same means of showing her feelings,' said Mrs. Wilton, 'for sho never looked at him in church, and seemed to blush when, by any means, she discovered I hut others had notic ed his gazing upon her.' 1 should think,' said A mix, partly aside, 'that a man like Mr. Rhodes would not '.ark confidence lo nddrts a lady, especially if she was conscious of her own feelings, and ol Ins inlirmity. Mrs. W. smiled, and mint Arabella was about to say lhat no lady should ever ovinec her feelings under surh riicuinstanci's, when Mrs. Wilmol remarked lhat once, when she had joked Miss Morgan upon her conquest, sho ralhef pettishly replied, ' thai she may havo subdued hini,but ho had neveracknowl edged her power.' ' Conquest and possession did not go to gether, llien,' said Anna. ' Well, is this attachment the cause of Mr. Rhodes's single condition 1 Was there no ono elso at whom hu could look in church, who would be likely lo look nt him nlsoV said Anna, nodding towards her aunt. ' No, said aunt A. , 'Willi u hearty smile, None in the pew to' which you allude. I nt least was Ion strongly impressed with tho force of (he tenth commandment, ' thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's ox, nor his ass,' ever to bo looking over Miss Morgan at Mr. Rhodes.' Ono morning Mr. Rhodes was silting in his office, when one of iho deputies read off a list of executions and attachments, which ho had in hand to seive, nnd among them was ono against a lady at a short distance. Tho aiiioiinl was not great, but enough to bring distress upon a family. Lei mo lako lhat,' said tho Sheriff, with somo Ming J ' it is out of your walk, and , .i... :.i..... .. .t... 1 Will urivo iu iiiu iraiuumu ui iiiu iuiauu to-morrow morning.1 Tho modest vehicle of Iho officer stopped nt the door of a neat dwelling house in u retired, delightful situation, whern all things told of taste and economy. Tho Sheriff opened the gate, ascended tho steps of the houso, and asked if Miss Morgan was at home. Tho servant answered in tho affirmative. As Mr. Rhodes passed along the hall, ho thought over tho part ho had lo perform how ho should inlroduco the subject how, if the debts should prove tu be onerous, ho should contrive to lighten the burthen by hi own abilities ; and whrn he retched Iho . ..i J,. . ..LI door, ho had conned hu )utation to the la- OCTOBER 20, 1843. Iv, nnd his opening speech on the subject of his official call. Tho servant opened ihe door Mr, Rhodes entered with a bow, IIu blushed hesitated and nt length look n scat, to which iMiss Morgan directed him by a aracelul turn of her hand. After a few moment's hesitancy, Mr. Rhodes felt that would explain the object ol his visit ; so ho offered, by way of prefare, low remarks upon the coldness of the spring. ' lis, said Miss Morgan : ' but yet cold as (he weather has been, and even notwith standing a few frosts, you sen the trees havo their richest fuliags, and the flowers arc lux uriant.' ' True,' said Mr. Rhodes ; " it seems that though there may ho n great deal of coldness, lliat nature will have her own way, and, in time, will assert her prerogative, lale, perhaps, Miss Morgan, but still thu same.' Mr. Rhodes felt rather startled at his own speech, and looking up, was infinitely aston ished to see that Miss Morgan was blushing like one oflho roses that was hanging against Hie window, 'We are always pleased, said Miss M., ' lo see what admire breaking through tho chilling influences by which they have been restrained, and satisfying our hopes of their ultimate disclosure. Miss Morgan was looking directly inwards the bush on which three roses were cluster ing in a most gorgeous richness. Mr. Rhodes put his hand into his pocket, and felt ol Iho official papers, lo gather a lilllc courage Irnm their contact. 'I have,' said Mr. Rhodes, 'an attach ment.' Miss Morgan this time lent blushes lo the rose 'Tho attachment. Miss Morgan, is of a distant date, and 1 felt lhat loo much linn had already elapsed ;-that, indeed, instead ol entrusting it, as I might have done, to an other, I thought that in a matter of so much delicacy, it would be proper for me lo come in person. ' For me, Mr. Rhodes 1 tho attachment for me V 'As I was saying, .Viss .Vorgan, the at tachnicut 1 have; and I felt il a matter of delicacy to com iu person, thinking that my own means might bo considered, if there was any deficiency in tho value of this prop erly.' ' Mr. Rhodes, you seem lo bo rather en igmatical.' ' I, nevertheless,' said Mr. R. 'inrnn to - i ..i - i. , t . . apt-tin ury piaimy, wuen I say mat with reference lo this attachment, .Uiss Jorgan, should you honor mo so far as lo accept my proposition, iny pecuniary means would ho devoted to the lo the attachment.' 'I was,' said Jiss .Vorgan, 'wholly unpre pared for this.' ' I was afraid that was the case,' said Mr. Rhodes, ' and therefore I thought it moro uehrate to make the oiler in person.' ' Your tiro very considerate, Mr Rhodes.' ' Am I then to understand, Jiss .Iorgan, mat my proposition is agreeable to you In other words, that it is accepted V ' Mr. Rhodes,' said the lady, with much hesitancy, 1 must claim a little limn to think of it.' ' I will call, thou, on my return from the village beyond.' ' Lei me ask a little more time,' said she ; ' say iiHM week.' 'Miss .1organ,' said Mr. Rhodes, Mho matter requires immediate answer: tho at tachmeht is of an old dale, and lime now is every thing. Mv feelings are deeply inter ested; and may I not hope that while on ar" us"! ? sl""1 " ,il,,e '" "isider a sub ieCl, which you are pleased to view as of sin J.' urpat delicacy wnh reganl lo yourself, von wih.?llnw "' wishes and mv feelings lo weigh with yo,.' ;-'! deciding in favor of my proposition, which, assuro you, is made after due deliberation upm: ill V ability to per form my part of Ihe contract ?' Mr. Rhodes then look his leave, ii;toilish cd al his own unwonted volubility, whfc'i, indeed nothing could have induced hut his desire lo relieve one so much esteemed as Miss fi'nrgan from present embarrassment. Mr. Rhodes drove to a neighboring place, deeply occupied with his good purposes in wards Miss Morgan, satisfying himself that the pecuniary sariifice ho had proposed was due to his untold and unknown affection for her, and not beyond his' means. Miss Morgan felt a renewal of all those feelings which had rather been dormant than quenched in her bosom, and desired the ad vice of her married sister, who was unfor tunately absent. Thai Mr. Rhodes had once felt a strong attachment to her, she could not doubt ; that ho had continued to cherish, as she had dune, the reciprocal feel ing, shu had nol ventured lo hope. But as it was evident that Iho proposition of Mr. Rhodes was not from any sudden impulse, Miss Morgan resolved to signify her assent to n proposition so woiihy of consideration on all accniinls. In Icbsihan two hours, Mr. Rhodes drove up to tho door again, fastened his horse, and was re-admitted lo' the little back parlor. which he had occupied in an earlier part of Iho nay. Miss Morgan," said Mr. Rhodes, 'before receiving your answer, which I trust you nrn prepared to give in favor of accepting my proposals, I wish to stain lo yon that I have reconsidered all iho circumstances of my sit uation and yours, and find myself heller able fiom somo previously unconsidered matters, to keep my part oflho arrangement than J thought myself, when I ventured to link the offer; so lhat ihe kindness, if you willjiave thai word used in this mailer, is all on your side,' Under present circumstances I mean those ofotir long acquaintance, and our fam ily intercourse, though of lato rather inter rupted,' said Miss Morgan, 'and my right, by years, (she added, casting a glance at a look ing glnss that showed only ninturod woman hood,) lo speak for myself, I have concluded to consider your proposal favorably." Consider ! Miss Morgan, consider favora bly ! may I uot hopo you mean thai vnu will accept UT' Miss Morgan gave no answer. Nay, then, il is accepted,' said Mr. Rhodes, with a vivacity that Mis Morgan thought would havo brought him to Iter lips her hand al least. How happy you havo made me,' said Mr. Rhodes J 'having now disposed of this mailer, there aru ten days allowed.' 'That's very short, said Miss Morgan, 'only ten days ; you srrm to bo in a haste unusual to yon at least.' ' It is die aliachmcnt, and not I, that is imperative.' You speak rather ubstraclcdlv. Mr. Rhodes.' ' Rut truly, very truly, Miss Morgan,' But why limit" us to' ten days V ' The attachment renuirrs it.' ' I thought,' said she .smiling, tho attach ment would bo for life.' Mr. Rhodes looked exceedingly confused. Al length ho started suddenly towards tho la dy. ' My dear Miss Morgan, is it nnssiblo that. for once in my life, I have blundered into the right path? Can I havo been so fortunate ly misconceived V If there is any mistake.' said ATiss .Mor gan, ' I hope it will he cleared up immedi ately. I can scarcely think lhat Mr. Rhodes would intentionally oflend an unprotected orphan, the daughter and sister of his former fi icnds.' Mr. Rhodes hastily pulled from his pocket his writ of attachment, and showed it lo Miss Jorgan. ' This is certainly your name, and this property .' ' Is Ihe disputed possessions,' said -Viss .Morgan, of my sislpr-in-la v of the same name, .Mrs. Susan .Morgan.' r . , . i , .. . iur. iiuoues smou coiitoiinded. lie was afraid of the Cutirse whiidi the matter was likely to take. 'So .Mr. Rhodes, you sen the attachment was for this proyrriy. Now as il is nut mine, and as, indeed, I havo little of my own, you, of course, havo no claim upon my person.' ' I beg your pardon, my dear .Miss .Mor gan, 1 beg your pardon. You havu not the properly, indeed, for me lo ntlach, hut he pleased to read lowerdownon the writ ; vou will see look at it if you please ' roit WANT Tlir.llKor TAKE Till; UODV.' ' ' But, .Mr. Rhodes, tho promise was ex torted tinder a misapprehension, so that I am released.' ' Not at all: vou arc rentii.-ed nnlv to fol- Ill IIIU firuilHSIJ vnu made it. II .1 . ' . - - . just as you inn-lid ed when ,A"d '" tlle attachment for tho widow and her properly, I'll serve that uy uepniy, In ten days the rlcrgymnn nnd not tho magistrate, was called in. and the whole ar rangement was consuniatcd. And aunt Arrabella, who was so careful about the tenth commandment, declared that it said nothing about eoveling a neigh bor's husband, and if il had, she did not think that sho should violate it. COPPER MINING. Prom Ihe IS". O. l'icajune. Tho researches of Houghton, thu celebra ted' geologist, seem, according to the Louis ville Journal, lo have inndo lively times in ihe copper regions near Lake Superior. Something like one hundred and fifty miners have repaired to theso ' ' this season. Among other parlies who have engaged in this uncertain pursuit, ono from Platluville, Wisconsin, hud fine times. The Journal slates that tho partv pro ceeded down the Bli Platte lo the Mississip pi ; thence lo the mouth of the Sl. Croix ri ver, which is three hundred miles above U.i- Inn'. -1...I lt.. ... m I...I o. portage of two miles which separates it... Si i "" in'-ii iisiriiuru ine oi. irnix lo iho Croix from the n.irntwuod river. A oirlv ' Mo"-,V ,l,l',";;,tl,,,r fl,'ls ninch as if of Chippewa Indians, whom ihev found l,t' ,ll'':,'l''d -nd hardy, but marauding and friendly, dragged their boats across t'he po.l- ! ,Il'sl"Jll".l: hl''"mrd worn giving him an hc age, and they descended ihe Burnlwood n- r"""r , V"'"V Si"" s,luc,""'!'. leir verone hundred miles, to Lake Superior,' "fsl r,'-',m'S'i.;ireiiglh and huge proportions, about sixty miles from La Poind-. Tlu-v . ? "'!s.' "huh, our equally cnterpris then proceeded to Onloneoii river, some !"? ""luis"lv,'i i'1"1 persevering, but more ninety miles distant, and up that liver Iwen-1 "!'''"""",") T',1C r"H,'"7''n has civen ivfivo miles, lo Copper Rock, where ihev ' kuc" P,'iJI,i,.,c descriptions with his spirited found two pioneers oflho party eiiruniped l.,p. n'-u ''is congenial fellow-traveller has near to and in possession of the Copper Rock, which is thus described by ihu party in the Plaitevillu Standard: The Copper Rock (so culled) is a mass of virgin copper, lying detached and moveable in tho river within a single step of the shore. It is somewhat diamond shaped, the conju gate nd tranverse axes being lespectively about four fijel one inch and throe feet elev en, with a height or thickness of four feel. Il sl ones with a brilliant copper lustre, being wholly free from oxidation. When first seen by tho party il was submerged in lhi water three inches, but subsequently the diminu tion of iho stream U-ft near two feet oflho al titude exposed lo the atmosphere. Hero tho party built a cabin, nn.i then commenced ' prospecting.' Tho firsl hole ihey sunk gave a small quantity of virgin copper, and at tho depth of en feet they found copper ore. They sunk six holes in all, the last of which was an east nnd west crevice, with a good 1 prospeci.' In all ihe holes they had Ihe, tamo general result, viz : a ' floai ' of virgin copper above and an ore beneath. Tho composition of tho oro we aru unablo to give, hi tho last hole tho pie ces of float wrrn large, one weighing ono hundred and fifty pounds. While thu party worn prosecuting iheso discoveries, they bad a visit from Mr. Henry Messrsuiith of lou a county, who had made some discovery at Copper Harbor, about ninety miles from tho Ontonegun. Thoy al so saw Mr. iol and his party, who had made a discovery near iho mouth of the Iron river, fifteen miles west of the Oiitonegon, Mr. II. Messersmilh writes from Copper Harbor, under d.ilo of the 21th of June, that a large company was then thoru from New York and Boston, and that Mr, Houghton, thu Michigan Stale geologist was daily ex peeled with another company. The mi ners nt Copper Harbor occupy nino tents, averaging six persons to a lent, forming quite a society. They purpose to examine the coast as high as the Montreal river, nnd por hapk as fit ns La Poinle, as well hs the in termediate points and rivers in their progress up the lake. Mr, M .thus describes iho conn- VOL. XVII No. 20. JJJ-JI-.1W IJI.l J'l'T.HrTT try about Copper Harbor which he think k not tho point for the copper ore. Hu say t Several companies aru this morning try-' in? lo organize, to cut a road or path to tho highlands. Small parlies have tried to make thu hills, hut havo failed iu consequence of thu while cedar swamps they had to encoun ter in this vicinity. I cannot find a compa rison for the lake shore so apt as the idea I fotmed of tho swamps in Florida ; for not only the lowlands, but the highest mountains arc so densely covered with all I In; different species of pine, laurel, &c, that a single man cannot penetrate the country without a hatch et lo cut iho limbs from thd trees. Tho country has never been burnt wiihin iho re collection oflho oldest French or half breed. I do nut li-izar.l the truth when 1 say, thai the fallen mid decayed limber and under growth, such ns laurel, moss, iVc, lie upon the ground from seven lo ten feel in depth in many places. 1 have, in many places gon up lo my knees in moss and decomposed vegetable matter on dry ground. This point is only a iniiduzvons fororgan iz itioti of parlies to explore, and a place of depot. You will readily perceive lhat a country of this character will require n Rreat deal of labor and privation, as well ns capi-, lal, and al Ii.-ast two years to delermino itt character as a copper region. From thu Albany Daily Advertiser. ABORIGINAL ANTIQUITIES. Somu few weeks ago we transferred to our columns from the N. Y. Com. Adv. a loiter of Mr. Mr. Henry R. Culcrafi, giving an ac count of one of the ancient mounds at Grave Creek Flatts, in the N. W. corner of Virgin ia a mound which Iris been orv thoroughly explored hy cutting an adit lo its centre and reaching from ils bise to about half its per pendicular height, mid the face of which opening, sides as well ns ceiling, presented a remarkable cx-udation of fatty matter ap pearing io Hikes till oxer that "inner surface, somewhat liko I. in! on the under side of a hair sieve when pressed through it. The idea at once suggested by the account was, that the mound must hive been a tomb, where so many persons had been deposited that the adipose matter of their bodies had in a measure saturated the eatth and when the openin.' cut into it was pressed out and stood in fl ikes on the surface. Mr. Culcrafi has, wu believe, paid moro attention to these ancient mounds, and stud ied them moro thoroughly than unv of nu- . counlrvmen. Ilii l,-n..rJ ai ..II unrommiiiily exact in description, nnd neeu. harly reliablu therefore, as well as inienst tog. Onu oflheiii will be found in our paper to-day. ' It has been a cherished idea with soma lhat tho race which left the mounds of the Ohio and Mississippi country behind them, were tho ancestors of the native race of Mex ico and Central America; and tho interest appertaining t0 this subject oflho early peo ple of this continent, which has been enhanc ed by the explorations nfSlephens atid Cilh erwood in Guatemala and Yucatan, will probably receive an additional impulse from the recent publication of tho orioinal de-' spatches of Cortes, in an English dress, fur- ,il:l.,i,l ,1,,..,. 1... M ft U milled them hv .Mr. Folsuui. Secretary n't tho N. Y. Historical Society. At all events the despatches will be road with a deeper interest since the publication of Stephens. Those despatches abound with notices oflho towns visittd by Corlrs and of Ihe country and people generally, which con tinually recall the narratives of Stephens ; and as ihey speak of the native cities and their more striking edifires.their inassivo ma sonry, their stylo of architecture, their stuc cos, their on veil work, their spacious an... I . "" u'rei'; '"'J l'''r fluihls of steps of equally spirited pencil. wwin.-i,wuu3 III! mi In fact, tho Cones letti rs. u liitn u.lll, lb downright directness and simplicity of the ""Ulrl ,i ioey introduce the wondeiing reader, for the first time, to the Maya raro of J ucamn and to the primitive, senii-civihzed Mexicans, and spenk of their manner, habits, usages, occupations, aris, cities, palaces, tem ples, and thu whole aspect and condition of lile and the. sori il forms and organization ex isting -i dim ,illl0 among them, ihev leava on thj mind it is so at least with us iho ele,ur and unequivocal impression lhat Iho people with whom Cones hud lo do, were nut only thu very people lio built and oc cupied Uiinal, Palenque, Ticul, Copsn, Quezaltenango, Chichen, Yaxcala, and many another city of stone with a strange old name, but thut they demonstrate hy their traditions as well as by somo of their ideas, and some features of their usages and customs, lhat ihey had conio there from another country by way oflho north ; and had, iu some form er ago, been connrcied hy blood, or ly po litical and focm! leUlions, with the race that once occupied llm great country of the Mis sissippi and the lakes nnd left there the mon uments which now excite so much wonder and cmiosilv. Grammar in thc back Woods. 'Clas in grammar may come on the lloor. Now, John, commence. All iho world is in debt, Parse win Id.' ' World is a general noun, common metre, objective case, and governed by .Miller.' ' Very well. Sam, purse debt,' ' Debt is n common noun, intprvsslv) mood, and dreadful case,' ' That'll do. Read the next sentence.' ' Boys nnd gills must havo tieir play.' ' Philip, parse boys.' 'Boys is a particular noun, single num ber, uncertain in mood, laughable case, and ngrees with girls.' 'The nexi.' ' Roys Is a masctilinn noun, inferior nun ber, conjunctive mood, and belongs to tha girls, with which it agrees,'

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