Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, September 19, 1845, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated September 19, 1845 Page 1
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NOT TUB GLORY OF CJQSAB BUT TBB W H L r A B X2 OP BOMB BY H. B. STACY. BURLINGTON, V K M 0 N T, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1845. VOL. XIX.......N0. 16. TWO PICTURES. A TALE OP THE NEW-YORK AHISTOCRACY. DT CAROLINE II. SUTLER. " Nature that made the Ivy-leaf nnd lily, Nut of one warp and woof hath made us alll" PICTURE I. How bright llio dow-drop trembling on tho half-opened rose-buds how graceful the bend of the lily, as tlio morning wind stoals ill fragrant breath and bow mtirry tho trill f the robin swinging from tho cherry-tree bough, making ins dainty lare from lhu ripe, clustering fruit ! Out not half so bright llio dew-drops as the eyes of sweet Lizzie Moore, nor so graceful and white the bendind lily as her own swanliko neck, or the notes of .yon airy songster as musical as thu voice of dear Lizzie, bounding across the lawn check glowing ringlets dancing and liltlo feet skimming like butterflies thn dewy grass. Mother dear mother -Union .such news such news I A letter from O I urn almost out of breath there mother, do read a letter from from Cousin Ma 1' ' From Cousin Ida !' exclaimed Helen, dropping the dasher back into tlm rich yel low uutlcr-milk, 'from Cousin Ida ! what for what does she say V ' O, only think ! she is coming here,' re turned Lizzie, 'coming lo ' 'Coming herd' almost screamed Helen, clapping her hands, 'O bow glad 1 am !' Mrs. Monro finished reading the joyful let ter, and with a smile of pleasure said, as she returned it to Lizzie ' Indeed I am very glad. Dear Ida! she will be a stranger among us but wo must do all wo can to make her happy while she stays with us.' 'A month! only think, a whole month, ICU UI66IU, J Wlldl LUUU IIIIIU3 13 Mill J T ! . r 1 !! Only a month !' interrupted Helen ' Next week,' replied Mrs. Moore. ' Go and answer vour cousin's teller. LiX7.ie. anil I I will add a few lines lo assure her bow we!- come sho will re.' Mrs. Moore and the molher of Ida Tav- lor were sisters. They were tho daughters of a respectahlo farmer, residing in a beauti ful inland village. Their father u as a man of liberal views, and of well cultivated mind, and their mother all that a molher should be. As a matter of course, thurefore, tho educa tion of the two girls was the bust tlio coun try could afford their tastes and minds con stantly improving Iroin the small but well .selected library of their fathers, wliiln their ikill in hoineivile')' was uch ilul ciedit to their own industry. Early in life, each had married the man of her choice. Robert Moore, lliii husband of the eldest, was also a farmer, and upon the death of his wife's father, which happened soon after their mar riage, the young couple had readily acceded to llio request of (ho widow, and removed from their own neat liltlo cottago to tho no ble old homestead. Merc they still dwelt and across tho very lawn where her mother had sported when a child, did our liltlo Liz zie first intrude so unceremoniously upon the notice of the reader. William Taylor tho husband of the youn ger sister, was at the timo of his marriage a thrifty shopkeeper in the village, industrious, and ambitious of gain. Tired at length of the slow accumulation of dollars and cents, with the whisperings of avarice prompting him on, Taj lor resolved to quit tho peaceful village which offered so liltlo lo support his craving desires, and remove to tho cily of New York, the hi Dorado of his imagina tion. And thus thu two sisters, witli whom a day iiad never yet passed without the kiss of sisterly love whoso hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, had ever been mutual, were now separated tho ono left lo all the peace ful, pure enjoyments of country life ; the other to mingle in llio giddy vortex of llio city. The minulia of Taylor's cily career is an every day story. He grew rich, and with riches pride and ambition were mado the household gods ; nnd the hearts of both husband nnd wife from that limo had but lit- tin in common with their early relatives and friends; the one, absorbed over in the busy rush of Wall and Pearl streets the other, thn prey of fashion, and of the hundred dear friends whom the magic spell of gold called around her. It is true, lerlers, messages, or somo tri fling gift, had been occasionally intei chang ed between tho sisters, yet Ihey bad never met since their first separation, nnd llieir children had grown up ns strangers. Willi the parents the season of youth had passed away.and their feet already pressing upon life's declivity leading lo tho grave, when tho anticipated visit of her dear nieco Ida b.oko like a sunbeam upon llio affeciionalo heart of Mrs. Moore. The pretty letter of Lizzio to her cousin, flowing from a heart as pure as the tnowv page upon which il was written, was sent off by llie evening mail, nnd from thil limn until tho day Ida was expected lo nrnvp, all was joyful anticipation wiihin and about tho homestead even the very swallow seemed to twitler more cheerfully in llieir graceful flights around the old chimney, while, as light and as airy, fluw the two girfs from, the little summer-house to the favorite seat beneath the old elm, from parlor to bed room, and from kitchen to pantry, that nothing might be left undone lo give pleasure to their ex pected gursl. What a delicious evening was that for ono accostomcd only lo the smoky atmosphere and circumscribed view to be found in thn cily, upon which Ida Tayloi arrived at tho residence of her uncle. As ihey descended the hill, at thu bottom of which, among grace ful elms and lowering oaks, nestled (ho neat cottages of llio villagers, (ho sun had already disappeared but tho light clouds were still floating in a sea of gold and azure, and his parting beams yet lingered upon tho hills, and played amidst the forest boughs. ' What a picture 1' exclaimed Ida, leaning from thu carriage window. Lovely indeed !' added young Ellery, who, with his bride, an intimate of Ida's, were now on a tour of pleasure, and had vol unteered lo leave llie latter at her uncle's. ' Lovely indeed ! I could almost fancy nyself again in Switzerland, or amid the lovely vales of Italy. Look, Miss Taylor- sen, Serena otuervo how minutely the mir rored surfaco of tho river, reflects every branch, every cloud, nay, thn very birds j and tho spray from that beautiful water-fall, viewed in this golden light, seems as a show er of opals.' Tho carriage had now reached nearly the centre of tho village, when Ida said ' I wonder in which of thuso houses I am to find my. relatives V ' 1 have discovered it for you, I am sure,' interrupted Mrs. Ellery ; 'do you see that very old-fashioned huuso yonder t No, you cannot seo It now it has disappeared behind thoso gigantic trees there, now look yes, you may bo certain that is llio house, for sec, with usage equally old-fashioned as the docile, tlio whole, family arn pouring forth to meet you. What absurdity 1' Ida colored, but made no reply. ' Well,' continued Mrs. Ellery, 'I hope 1,011 will not bo surfeited with kisses from the old undo and mint, and your sun-burnt, free k I'd cousins ! I must say, Ma, I pity mi.' Ida colored still mora deeply, and in a hesitating manner replied1 ' Indeed i know mulling of theso people, and probably should never have seen them, had not our phvsiciui ordered me lo thu country for pure air nnd exercise but as sure you I shall allow no such familiarities as you speak of !' Mrs. Ellery was right. That old fashion ed housu was Mm identical one ; and very true, too, in the spirit of old-jashioned hos pitality, the family had assembled ntlhcgato to welcome Ida. And a beautiful group they were, too, to look upon. First, there was Mr. Moore, with bis silver locks bared to the evening breeze and, leaning on his arm, Mrs. Moore, in her neat gingham dress and snowy cap, while the sweet happy faces of Helen and Lizzie, bright with eager ex pectancy nnd joy, completed tho picture. As the caniago stopped, Mr. Mooro ad vanced and kinillv received his niece, then iM"g " r ll. taking her hand led her to her aunt, who, as s'' fun(1y embraced lier.wept tears of joy, file girls nexl.uilh a gracefulness and ease which astonished thoso within llio carriage, affectionately welcomed their cousin. It was Ida, not they who wero embarrassed; for there was a native elegance and propriety of demeanor about Ihcso country cousins, winch abashed as much as it surprised her. With the same line hospitality, Mr. Mooro then pressed the friends of Ida lo alight; nor needed thev much persuasion. Tho air of co:nfort which breathed around, was too teiiintinrr to be exrhanned for llie cnhl civil!- lii-,s of .in inniand iin feiv et.iiioiiuJltr, iipif I'll V .i t - . .. t mrs. iuerv loiinii themselves clad v nar. taking the kindness of those whom tho latter had termed such 'absurd people.'' A delicious supper already awaited them under llio favnriie old elm, such fresh tempt ing strawberries! such rich cicam such snowy bread, and fragrant butler ! Tho evening passed off pleasantly. Mrs. Moore had many questions to ask Ida of her parents, who, seeing her friend Mrs. Ellery tuo much engaged lo notice her, answered cheerfully all inquiries. Mr. Mooro was much entertained with the lively discourse of Mr. Ellery, while tho fashionablo bride poured forth n tirade upon soirees, operas, matinees brilliant trousseau, calculated as sho thought, lo bewilder the senses of the unsophisticated girls before her. ' Upon my word,' exclaimed Mrs. Ellery popping her head into tho little sleeping", room of Ida, just as the sisters had left llieir cousin lo her repose, 'these cousins of yours are nice little boddies really quite distin gue for the country. Where in tlio world did they find so much manner! not surely among thuso old trees or hum-drum villages.' ' Then you think they aro not really quite outre after all 1' cried Ida, doligliied, begin ning now lo feel a liltlo more satisfied at the fate of being connected so nearly with no bodies ! ' Outre ! no indeed ihey arn charming lillle creatures, and I believo Frank is al ready half in lovo with them both. And '""v exceedingly comfortahlo every thing is 1 why ono would think Phyfo himself had fin gered llioso pretty curlains and then these liltlo vaces of flowers how tastefully they are arranged. Well, somo fairy must preside here good night, darling.' And, kissing her young friend, Mrs. Ellery tripped back to her own apartment, Tho character of Ida Taylor mav bo oati- ly defined. She was naturally an amiable girl much tlio same, perhaps, as her moth er had been at her age with talents which, had ihey been directed aright, would have mado her both happier and wiser. Vet slut had been so accustomed, even from earlv childhood, lo view thu world only thioiigh llie microscope of wealth and fashion, lb.it all which came not wiihin llie range of its lens sunk into insignificance before her. She was ii mem puppet in llie hands of Fashion anil srlf-sUled 'good society,' her faith was pinned upon thu laws of others not of those whoso standing sho considered us inferior to hcrouii; but of ihoso lo whoso envied hea ven tin) was ever on tlio ascent. Their codes, llieir opinions, llieir manners were Dogucrrotyped in her. Sho began lo regard liersi'll ns oiiu ol llio old aristocracy talked of parvenus and tho canaille not for the world wo'ild she have visited a friend, tin mailer how near tho tio which connected lliem, if she resided in an unfashionable street, and lo have walked on the east side of Broadway would have been degradlaion. As to the gentlemen, an imperial and a moustache wero indispensable lo bur favor foreigners alio preferred llieir air was more lUstuigue, and Ihey waltzed more divinely, Mr. Taylor lived in handsome stvlu. fur For tune had been most bountiful, his children were sent lo llio most expensive schools ihey wero allowed cartc-blanche at Stewart's and elsewhere ; and when ho saw his sua cious suit of rooms furnished lout-a-fail Francah, and filled with breathing modes de Paris, Mr. Tuylor considered himself u hap- py man. Lute hours and the constant excitation of fashionable gayelies had somewhat impair od the health of Ida, and given an air of las situde to her very prelly countenance. A physician was consulted country air and rural ijuibi prescribed, ana, as already teen, Ida arrived at the beautiful village where her uncle dwelt, an exotic amid those lovely wild flowers which bloomed around bis threshold. To thoso whoso life has been passed amid llie simplicity and unpretended courtesies of the country, llieru is novelty at least in the manner and bearing of two such high-bred, fashionable girls as Ida and her friend, al though it must bo acknowledged 'the effect produced upon llio artless sisters leaned rath er to thn side of mirth. Liko llio town la dies of Squire Thornlnll, immortalized by the pen of Goldsmith, tbcra whs llio same attempt made to dazzle and confound the simplicity of the two sister, as that practiced upon the daughters of the good vicar; too nalpahlo indeed lo bo misunderstood, yet far from Indulging what might peihaps bo term ed a pardmiablu ridicule, llioy only grieved to find tho tastes and feelings of their belov ed Ida so little in unison with their own. A I length both fair friends wearied of in troducing and enlaiging upon topics which ihey had llio mortification lo find excited neither envy nor curiosity, and began insen sibly lo conform more to tlio good sense of their companions, and ihey could but feel respecf lor those whom Ihev bad come thith er prepared to look upon with contempt nnd liileriurity. I ho new-married pair remain ed some days with Mrs. Moore, and then left, 10 continue their projected tour of the lakes. Deprived of llio magical influence of her friend Mrs. Ellery, much of tho artificial gloss ol Ida's character disappeared, and never perhaps had she been more truly hap py, and certainly never bad sho appeared morn charming than when, heedless for once of form and effect, she entered into tho dai ly pleasures and pursuits of her cousins. But Ida was heartless. 'Pour m'amutcr1 was her motto, and although, as before sta ted, much of tho artificial gloss of manner had worn off, llio selfishness of her charac ter still predominated over tho forco of ex amples and momentary resolves. A few months prior lo Ida's visit, Her man Weston had established himsell in the villago as a physician. Sinco his arrival he had been a frequent visiter at Mr. Muore's, and many thero were who had already class ed him as a lover of tho blushing flelen ; but when Ida suddenly burst upon his view, with all llio refined airs and pretty coquet ries practised from her cradle, the guileless Helen appeared no loncer lo attract his re gard. U was soon evident that thu young physician bad become deeply enamored with the fair city cousin but ho worshiped at a distaiio-, fur lib w.ii well ntv.iru licit tjiu . . .i i , . i I . i r- n, i tastes, the habits of Ida, the sphere uf iifllu ence in which she was accustomed to move, illy accorded with his secluded life and pov erty, and that It were nil one To lovo some I right particular star And think to teed it Ida soon discovered tho impression she had made, and tho spirit of coquetry and gratified vanily was rife within her. Wes ton was evidently the beau of the viago,and a little flirtation suggested itself lo her mind, ns being not only n decided triumph over the village girls, but a means of amusement for thu lime being. Her witching net was therefore spread, and 111 its meshes the un suspecting Weslnn beenmo at onco entan gled, and so skillfully did sho manage llie ginie, that not 11 doubt ofher sincerity even suggested itself to the frank, ingenious minds uf her cousins. Two persons are slowly walking in a liltlo grove on the river banks, through whoso swaying branches llio moonbeams gleam brightly down upon tho silvered rush of 11 water-fall, leaping from rock lo rock, as if in haste lo meet the placid river gliding so peacefully from out tho Ins-hued curtains of llio mist. Tho Katy-dids call lo each other from tho tree-lops, in mocking tones affirming that 'Katy-did' and 'Katy-didn't,' and llie night-bawk ultcis his willing cry from mild-huaven then swooning graceful- ly, flutters for a moment over the earth, and wheels again to his starry circuit. It was one of thoso calm and heavenly evenings, wlien 11 would seem that 1 rut It alone would dare walk the earth but, alas! how often is the holiness of Nature's most lovely scenes perverted ! 'And is it then really possible, thai you, whoso life has been passed amid tho intoxi cating gayelies of llio cily, can prefer the monotonous life we lead 111 the country I 'Call it not monotonous,' cried Ida, fixing her dark hazel oyo upon llie animated coun tenance of her companion, 'when Nature is continually presenline her vuried scones of beauty and grandeur 1 What has llie cily to oner 10 comparison? thtre, all is false Acre, all is real, uncorrupted by art !' 'There aro hut few, Miss Taylor,' replied Weston, 'who have llio heart to appreciato us truly us you do the calm pleasures uf Na ture.' 'Then must ihey, indeed, ho different from me!' answered Ma. 'O I could list forever to the music of lliesu falling waters, I roold roam unlired through these charming woods, nor ever weary of tlio song of birds, or uf llio beautiful flowers whoso fragrance greets mo ut every step.' 'And would you be content to pass your lifo umid these scones V exclaimed Weston, forgetting the restraint lie had imposed upon himself, 'O I should be too happy,' unswercd Ida naively, 'and with the friends I love !' 'Mav I be classed in the envied num ber, Ida Miss Taylor' cried Weston. 'O lo bo sure,' she answered, in a man ner totally different, and laughing carelessly, for she saw she had brought her victim to llio very vergo of avowing his lovo. This she wished lo avoid, and therefore, with infinite tact, instantly changed llio conversation, Although disappointed, Herman Weston pressed her hand that night at parting, with almost the happy conviction that he was be loved, Deal Ida,' cried Lizzio, folding her arms around llio nock of her cousin, as ihey sat that night in the little moonlit porch, her eyes filling with tears, 'how sorry I am you must go to-morrow wu shall miss you so much, dear cozl' And there are others who will miss vou loo,' interrupted Helen archly. ' 1 know of ono at least.who, nt the very mention of your departure, deserves to bo dubbed 'Knight of too Koclul uountcnmicc I 'Oh, you mean the night of tho pill-boxes tho subduing Herman,' cried Ida careless ly. 'I shall I eave him, Helen, lo tho healing halm of your kind woids and sympathizing sighs.' 'He loves you, Ida, indeed ho docs,' con tinued Helen. 'Loves mc! ridiculous !' replied Ida ; ' I should think myself nithr above his aim a mere country iVoefftr,"""""""" 'Why, Ida, hnw yuil speak,' said Lizzie, in unaffected amazement. '1 thought you liked him you have always appeared to prefer his society to any other.' 'O nonsense, Lizzie! J like him, indeed! Why ho is well enough, child you need not look so distressed and has made a capital bean.' And is lint all you think of him, Ida!' asked Helen 'is it" possihlu 1' And long after they retired lo their peace ful coucli.did (be pure-minded sisters truly la ment llio probable disappointment awaiting poor Herman Weston. At an early hour thn next morning, ac companied by her uncle, Ida left the kind, hospitable roof of her relatives. 'Here, Helen,' sho cried, as sho tripped down tho walk, throwing her a roso careless ly plucked in passing, 'here, bestow ibis us my parting gift upon your 'Knight of the Rueful Countenance I' Then gaily laugh ing, she sprang into the chaise, and kissing her band to the liu) .r u) toon left tho villago far behind, reckless of all save those scenes of gayciy lo which eacli revolve of the wheels was rapidly bearing her. PICTURE II. The glowing landscape of hill and valley of inighly forests of sparkling waters, gemming as diamonds tho emerald-robed meadows 'the sheltered cot the cultivated farm,' must now disappear from our picture; and in lieu thereof, we nrn looking upon (he crowded, tumultuous streets of the cily. The countless throng, ever on llie move, uro be fore us luxury and want the nth man and tho beggar happiness and misery bloom ing health and ghastly disease, all pouring alike to the same goal death and oblivion ! Fronting ono of those lovely parks in the cily of New York, upon which llie ucariid ove may with pleasuro repose, and where tho bright sparkling fountain conies leading and dancing to (he sun, stands tho residence of Mr. Taylor. Carriages, are whirling to tlm dooi, .ind a taay Hi.-g-rtru liyltily (rip .... I.I . r.. t. .!. . ping up tho maihlo steps ; for it is llie mat inee of the fashionable inmates. Robed in llio very extreme of elegance and fashion, Ida languidly receives tlio com pliments of her own sex, and the flatteries of the other. While thus agreeably occu pied, a servant entered, and presented be tween his white-gloved fingers a small silver waiter, on which was a billet addressed to Miss Taylor, saying ut the same time that the bearer of the note awaited an answer. Slightly bowing an apology to ihuso around, Ida broko tho seal, and a slight shado of vexation passed over her well-schooled coun tenance as she read : 'Wo have just ariived in the city, dear cousin, with some friends from II. We are

now at Bunker's, in Broadway, nnd desire earnestly to see you dear Ida. Write, if but one lino by the hearer, that wo may know when to expect you. Your own 'Helen nnd Lizzie Moonu.' Ida carelessly twisted thenole in her fin gers, and tluowing it TjSMOipon the waiter, said, wiin an air ot indillerenre J Here is no answer;' and then resumed tho flirtation with tho exquisite nl her side. Yet malgrc her hearllessucss, tho pleasure of tho morn ing was ovur ; sho felt reproached for her conduct, nnd the wrong she had committed towards her affectionate cousins haunted her continually. There was always a mystery about cous ins! more perplexity lies couched in that one liltlo word lhan Euclid ever propounded. They are either very bewitching, most lova- ble, ungaging, charming little creatures or the most annoying, horrible, not-to-bo-endu-red beings that burthen humanity delight ful companions, or less lo bo desired than Macbelh's witches ! But of all thoso who happen lo bear about that pleasing or unfor tunate lie of consanguinity (as tho case may be) ihcro are none upon whom llio anathe ma falls more heavily lhan thoso designated 'country cousins!' 'country cousins!' oh hor rible 1' uxclaims the fair, jnw ..to .whom the idea only connects itself with somo wild, untamed iuh ihiiant of the mountains. In the country, amid green fields and shadv lanes, where they have sprung up indigenous with the humble, violot and blushing daisy, ihey aro well enough ; and may Ihoro pre- sunin to appear 'on hospitable thoughts in tent,' even before tho polished denizens of the cily, who, to escape from tho heat nnd turmoil of us limits from fell fevers and in fectious air are willing 10 endure oven with cnmplaisancn, for a season, these grubs to tho family tree! But where Nature plac ed them, there let them remain ; nor ex pect 111 llio saloon of iiflluenco that tolerant suiilu which met theirs under llie old trees of their native home. The proud exotic, in its marble vase, looks down with contempt upon the lowly wild flower, whoso freshness and purity it would gladly attribute I Of this opinion was Ida Taylor an opinion in which it may bu feared but too muny concur, ulihough for the honor of hu man nature, bo it nbserved, tho error has not become universal. At length the gay throng disappeared from the drawing-room the' day passed away, and the brilliant chandeliers were ul ready lighted, ere Ida, ns if suddenly recol lecting herself, exclaimed O, ma, by llio way, did I tell you the Moores wero in the cily V 'Is il possible V asked Mrs. Taylor, look ing pleased. 'Who told-you I Where are ihey We must go for them immediately.' 'Why, I received a nole from the girls this morning,' answered Untwisting her long ringlets, and looking in the mirror. 'X be lieve they are at Bunker's yes, it Bunk er's but la, ma, I am suro there is no hur ry lo run after them.' 'Yuu senl a messngo to them, of course, Ida!' said Mrs. Taylor. 'Why no, I did not it was unnecessary ; and then really, mamma, I was so beset with that leasing Stephens and Adolphus Ellery, that I forgot it.' Well, wo must order the carriage, and repair (ho omnibus nt once,' said Mrs. Tay lor; 'tho children of my dear sister must not ho allowed to pass thu night under the roof of a stranger.' 'Why. ..-..f lier, W ubsufil !' l.;ed Ida. pouting her curat lips. 'They nro well enough, I am sure, where ihey aro ihey havo friends wiih them, and, for my part, I see no necessity for bringing them here !' 'Ida!' exclaimed Mrs. Taylor, momenta rily shocked at tho hcartlessness of her daughter, 'not biing them hero ! your cous ins! when they were so kind to you last sum mer why, Ida, I am astonished at you!' Early associations camo thronging into the bosom of Mrs. Taylor, nnd sho was about to ring nnd order the carriage, when Ida again spoko : 'And you know this evening is Mrs. Ello ry's soiree, and what in the world could I do with these awkward girls !' (now Ida knew llioy wero not awkward.) 'I certain ly should not stay at home for them, ns for taking them with me excusez moi! she cri ed, shrugging her pretty shoulders. 'Yes, but Ida, rhy dear you know ' 'And you know,' continued the furmcr.not heeding the interruption, 'you promised lo wear that magnificent turban, which not even Mrs. D. can eclipse. Il wil! bo just ns well to go to-morrow.' Vanily triumphed over newly nwakened affections and kind feelings in the heart of tho molher the claims of her sister's chil dren vanished before llio important event of displaying her newly imported turban amid tlio fashionables nt Mrs. Ellery's!' In thn mean while where were our two young friends, Helen and Lizzie I How lit tle did they imagine the reception of their nolo 1 From tho moment it was hurriedly des patched by ono of tho waiters, they had been in momentary expectation of their cousin's arrival. They wero of course somewhat disappointed that no answer was returned, but then llurc wero many reasons why Ida did nol write perhaps she was not at home peihaps she was too much over joyed 10 reply, and was coming herself im mediately in fine, nil reasons but tho right suggested themselves, and there Ihey sal in iie ajiiiiuMT Jryiig-rouins nt D'niKcr's, waicnmg every light Irom which glided past, or tripped up tlio stops, expecting therein lo recognize llieir cousin. They wero alone unknnwing and unknown, for tho friends who had accompanied them had already left for a distant part of tho city, where they found more hospitable relatives than our poor gills. Thn beauty and modesty of llm sis ters attracted nol a little attention, and sev eral ladies there were who spuko kindly and politely to them thero was something so pure, so unaffectedly simple in their demean or, as forbade nil jest at their evidently un protected situation. While thus, until a lalo hour, her cousins were so anxiously expecting her or a mes sage, Ida herself, surrounded by a bevy of natierers, lounil llie incenso ollered to her vanity loo grateful to bustow more than a fleeting thought upon her country relatives. Il was morning, and, upon "leaving the broaktast-table, tho sisters again took llieir seals at one of tho windows of the saloon, in expectation of somo message, or of Ida her self. 'My dear young ladies,' Slid Mrs. Van Courlland, an elderly lady who had come into thn cily, for a few days, from her coun try residenco on the Hudson, 'there sorely must bo somo mistake about tho nolo you wrote your fiiends servants are sometimes very negligent, and it may never havo been delivered. I should wavo all ceremony with such near friends I am going into the neighborhood of L Place, and shall bo very happy lo set you down nt your uncle's.' With many thanks Ihey readily accepted the kind offer, too willing to pl ico llio neg ligence upon any ono save llieir friends. In a short limo tho carriage, of Mrs. Van Court land drew up before llio residence of Mr. Taylor, in L Place. Hero they parted with ibeir new friend, and sending up their names were ushered into tho drawing-room. Although it was now past eleven, Ida was still silling over her breakfast, which the lan guid beauty had preferred lo lake 111 her own room. Ilcrliair was en papiltolc a novel of Eugene Sue in her hand, and reading and sipping by turns the tedious minutes passed. 'Who did you say !' she cried sharply to tho attendant 'who! the Misses Moore ! really very unceremonious I should judge ! tell them MissTavlor is engaged no stop how provoking ! tell them I will be down presonlly.-and hero Jane you need nol say any thing lo mamma do you under stand I Then summoning her maid, she languidly robed herself in an elegant morning dress concealed her papillotes under n most bo coming French cap thrust her liltlo feet in to a dainty pair of quilled slippers, and willi her novel in her h ind descended lo llio par lor. Nearly an hour had already elapsed since their names wero carried up, and not withstanding tho unsuspecting nature of llio sislers, some slight suspicion of llio Irulh un avoidably passed through their minds ; for ihey knew full well ihat had tho case been reversed.how joyfully they should have flown ut onco 10 wolcomo hei. Ida swam gracefully into the room the girls sprang from the sofa lo embrace her.but the first glanco ofher indifferent countenance and the hauteur of her carriage convinced them llieir suspicions were but too well-founded. Checking, therefore, llio warm impulse of llieir hearts, llioy advanced and met the cold salute of their cousin with equal frigid ity, ulihough poor Lizzie fell us if the hot tears would have burned her eyelids, in her efforts lo retain them, nnd iho voice of Helen was low and broken, for it seemed as il her heart would burst with suppressed emotion, and for llie first time they learned a les son of deceit ! Ida was evidently embarrassed sho at tempted several limes lo say something pi quantbut her eflbrls failed. 'Did you receive a note from us yesterday, Ida I' asked Lizzie. Falsehood trembled on iho hps of Ida sho would have answer ed 'No,' but, happily, Helen saved hor from additional sin by observing: 'Wo were afraid, as wo received no an swer, that it might have been lost.' Ida blushed murmured a few inarticulate words, and changed tho subjorl. n uunt nt m.nin ." inked Me n sboulJ bey h.pp, t0 seo lhu ailter ' , wW? V.? dear mother.' 'I really do not know ma is a great gad der bul I will nsk,' replied Ida carelessly. Then ringing Iho bell she said lo thn servant: 'Your mistress is out, is sho nol, William?' 'No Miss yes Miss,' replied William.ov ideully nt a loss how to interpret tho look which Ida gavo him. At length it suddenly occurred to Ida that some ofher fashionable cje might call,and sho felt ashamed of the neat collugo straws, greoti veils, and plain black dresses of her cousins. 'Come, girls,' sho cried, 'como up into my dressing-room' (she had not yet even ask ed them to lay usido their bonnets) and tripping before them she throw open lhu door of her disordered room 'you will be much more nt home hero lhan in Iho drawing-room lake off your things now.' Lizzie glanced at Helen, who instantly re plied : 'No, Ida. If you will be so obliging as lo let 0110 of your servants procure us a carriage, wo will return to our lodgings.' 'Oh, certainly,' returned lu'a. Then you cannot remain hero ! how strange I am sor ry so you musi go?' The bell was rung a cab ordered and now the heartless girl breathed more freely. At this moment the door opened and Airs. Taylor, also en da!ialiille,eiietei. Her daughter blush ed crimson as she said : jHelen and Lizzie Moore, mamma.' Tlio girls flew into the extended arms of their aunt, who, kissing them affectionately, said : My dear girls, I am really delighted to see you I was sorry not to havo 'iad you hero last evening. How much you look as your dear mother did at your age! Why aro your bon nets not oft" J Ida, I am afraid you have played the indifferent hostess how long havo you been bore 1 Ida, why did you not call me J' were questions which full uninterrupted from the lips of Mrs. Taylor.really pleased to see her nieces. No answer was returned Ida played with her xinmgrelle, and the sisters merely bowed. 'Come, my children, take off your bonueta or, if yuu prefer, Ida will conduct you In your o.Mi room where you can arrauzo your toilette as you Winn wliero aro your ironko ' 'I thank you, aunt,' said Helen, 'but wo must decline yuur kindness our trunks aro at the holel.' 'C.ib ia at the door,' said William. 'Why, what does this mean!' exclaimed Mrs. Taylor.m unfeigned amazement and she look ed at Ida for an explanation. For a moment Lizzio was disposed to make known the true reason, but as she glanced at the confused, conscience stricken countenance of her cdumii, her better feelings triumphed. Sho checked herself anj replied : 'Wo shall probably leave town in the morn ing. We wero anxious to eo you, if but for a moment. Good-bye. dear aunt good.bye.Ida,' and, followed down tho stairs by the agitated and mortified mother, who suspected the truth, llio girls cpiickly sprang into the cab, where sll restraint ooing remou'J, they wept in each other's arms over chilled affections, und the worldly lecson they had received. Arrived at Hunker's they proceeded immediately lo their own room. There was a kneck at tho door, and the be. ncvolent countenance of Mrs. Van Courlland appeared. May I come in, my dears J I am glad to liuil you returned, for I have a favor to atk of you.' Then, for the first time, perceiving their tad tleucd feature;, on which traces of tears yet lingered, she added, 'Kvcuso me but what has happened aro your Irieuds ill .' whit is the matter! Little accustomed to dissimulation, tho girls knew not how to evade, as ihey could have wished, these questions. Tho experience of their kind friend booh led her to buruusc the truth, and the sisters then related their iittle story. 'My poor girls, you did not expect this recep tion,' said the good lady, kiesing them 'but comfort yourselves, for be assured there arc very many who have suffered from the same hcartlessness. Dismiss the xubject from your minds tnc't people aro unworthy ihose tears. I must now make known my request to-night Forrest plays at the Park, and I wish you tu join my hltlc party have you ever attended the theatre !' 'Ono, my dear madam, thank 7011 cried Lizzie, clapping her little hands with delight, 'uovor a play I O doubtful !' 'Then you will go my dears thank you come to my room when you aro ready.' Helen looked at Lizzie, and then blushing said : 'Uut our dress we know not what is suita ble to wear on such occasions.' 'O your dress, little pruds!' replied Mr. Van Cuurtland, laughing. 'Why, in the first place, you need not conceal that beautiful hair and continued till tho last of Dorornbor, 1770. under any bonnet, and for the rest your own In the meantime, having gone by the way of the lasto will bo your best guide.' North Kivor to Montreal, and joined the army At the appointed hour, with beating hearts on its retreat baforu llio enemy, as they ad and happy faces, Helen and Lizjsie presented i vanced from Quebec. In October, 1777, he tlionisolves before Mrs. Van Courlland, who, enlisted as surgeon on board the Hanger, of with a sinilo of approbation at their neat and , eighteen guns, Captain Paul Jones. He was on modest appearance, introduced them lo her ; board that vessel when the attempt was made nieco and nephew, who wero to join tho party 1 to capture Iho Eirl of Selkirk, and in the action for the theatre. 1 with tho Drake. Ho returned tu America in How different was Ibis young girl from Ida ! . tho Hanger, in October, 1778, under tho com Of true patrician birth accustomod only to the ' mind of Cap'am Simpson Jones remained in most refined and intellectual society a mind Prance. In the spring of 1770, bo went on a richly endowed a face and form of surpassing ! cruise with Captain Simpson in iho Hanger, in lavoliness Miss Lindsey met tho blushing girls jcompiny with Iho Providence and the Queen of with true politeness and graceful refinement, Prance. These tliieo vessels fell in with six which at onco removed all restraint, and in a brigs loaded with salt, under convoy of a bri" of few moments both Helen and Lizzio wondered ! fourteen guns, and took them all and broueht bow they could chat thus easily with a perfect stranger. Tho party now drove to tho theatre, where, it is needless to say, every thing seemed like enchantment to the eyes of our h. experienced young inenua, rney Had not been long scaled when a gay party took possession of the oniio. site box. 'There is Mrs. Ellery look, Helen! said Lizzie, tssbe recognized that lady, surrounded by a knot of gentlemen. ' Do yuu know her, Miss Moore I asked Miss Lindsey, at llie same lime returning slightly the bow of the lady in question. ' Not very much,' she replied. 'I believe she is an intimate friend of my cousin's, and was with her at our house last summer.' Bat Mrs. Ellery did not appear to recognize her country scqualuunces although she star- ed nt them rudely, and several times leveled hit eye-glass toward them. At length the play was over, and, little aware of the attention tlisir beauly had excited, they loft tho theatre. Before parting, however, Miss Linibey engaged her now acquaintances to re main in the city another day, which they were to pass with hor. But tho uo.st day, and the next, pissed not at JJunker'a but with Miss Lindsey, in Square, who was perfectly chinned with her young friends. She strove to show them every attention In her power, that they might no longer dwell upon the neglect of ...vn ...Knives every piaco 01 amusement was Mleifi.! n. 1. .1. it . ..... . (...., a. ic-iif-iu 11 was ajrceii ;nat tliey land, Who Was .ibollt to return linmn. iprnm. pinied by Miss Lindsey and her brother. 'Two new ftars in the galaxv of boautv 1' cried Adolphus Ullery to Ida. 'Bv Jove ! they outshine you all; and 00 I told Serena.' , l-.vtromcly gallant,' replied Ida, tapping him with hor fan ; pray who aro these wonders whore may ono boo thorn? At tho mu.nnm. may-be !' 'ro demme, but in the train of Venus I mean that superb creature, Mary Lindsey. Se rnna thinks sho has seen them before but it must have been in her dreams lor tfamme if I don't think they aro fresh from Paradise I Kcallyr pouted Ida. ' Why, I met that hiirll-headed. nraud hrnther of Venus to-day, Courlland Lindsev. irallantinir ono of them down Broadway, and 1 could have Kiueu mm ror envy.' 'Indeed!' replied Ida, in a tone of ninue! 'well, we may meet tbosj nonpareils this eve ning at Mrs. lhzirdV, fur 1 know tho Lindseys aro intimate there.' I ho party from Square entered the bril- liant rooms of Mrs Hazard, alreadv nn.irlu rill. ed with tho elite of beauty and aiistocracy. The queen. like Mary Lindsey, in .1 magnificent dress, well becoming her noble figure and lofty bearing, would have attracted all eyes and hearts, but for the two lovely young girls at her erne, woo, in Bunpio roues 01 unite Tarleton without ornament of any kind their beautiful hair parted simply over their foreheadj, and gathered into clusters of rich braids behind, whero one single blossom of tho snowy Camo lia seemed to emblem their purity. Soon after, the parly from L Place were announced, consisting of Ida and Mrs Ellery, with a train of beaux, among whom, for hi lisping voice, laju.like demeanor, and nrnfusien of curls and moustache, Adolphus Ellery shone lUIIgpivUOUS. 'Look, Miss Taylor,' he cried, 'yonder are the Houris ! said I not right, that you were all" eclipsed ! Even Venuj herself is dim beside them.' Astonishment for a moment deprived Ida of speech or motion, as she recognized amid the brilliant coterie onmisite. her own i!nn!od . jected country cousins ! is it possible I she exclaimed at length. Serena, have you eyes ! do you not seothosa girls are my cousins Helen nnd r i,7:n Mnore!'- I thought so. replied Mrs Ellery, with the ut-nost nondulance. I shall mako a point of noticing them at once brother, your arm.' 'Osiop a moment, and 1 will accompany you, said Id.i. But it was some time ere she could summon sufficient courage to approach those despised girls. At length, however, assuming much artlessness of manner calling up smiles of affection and surprise to hor countenance with extended bands sl.o tripped across tha room, exclaiming : '.My dearest cousin?, what a joyful surprise ! how dobghted I am lo see you but why did yuu not coma to us naughty girls ! and we thought you so far off and to much regretted your short visit.' Tho sislers felt for her mortification, and re coived her professions with perfect good humor anil amiability. 'And are you at Hunker's V demanded Ida. Tho Mites Mooro are my guests,' said Miss Lindsey, haughtily. Sho would hive contin uedand her keen cyo expressed all tho con tempt she felt but an appealing look from the tender-hearted Lizzie caused her to refrain fur ther comment. Coldly bowing, therefore, she passed an arm through that of Helen, and saying : 'Brother, will you lead Miss Mooro to the music-room!' Tho party turned from the group, leaving Ida and Mrs Ellery overwhelmed with slumo and mortification. Alter making tho projected visit to Mrs Van Courtland. Helen and L'zzie returned lo llieir peaceful village to the arms of ihcir beloved parents. The next season taw our lovely, artless Liz zie tho happy brido uf Courlland Lindsey, court, od and admired in the highest circles ; while Helen presides over the neat little cottago of Herman Weston, whose dream of love for the heartless Ida was soon overcome. And Ida ! Ida became tho wife of Adolphus Ellery, who, in less than a year after their marriage, squan dered her fortune at the gaining table, and be coming greatly involved lied lo Europe; while Ida, thus deserted by her husband her beauty gnnc her nerves sinttered by late hours and ill-humor, was received under tho roof of her kind but ill-judging parents. A NOBLE OLD SOLDIER, l.icing in Dour, A". II. The oldest survivor in tho present catalogue of Harvard University, is Dr. Ezra Green, of Dover, N. II., says tho Courier. Ho was born in Maiden, Mass, June 17, 1740, and graduated in 1703, eighty years ago this summer. He joined the New Hampshire regiment in the revolutionary army as a surgeon, in Jiinn. itjr them Into Portsmouth, N. II.. afior an absence of three weoks. Shortly afterwards the same vessels mide another cruise, fell in with a huge Jamaica fleet, "Homeward bound," loaded with rum, sugar, logwood, pimento, etc., and raptured eight of them, seven of which they succeeded in getting into tho port nf Boston. As they approached Iho harbor, llio houso tops wero crowded with people, alarmed at the sight of ten largo ship coming up, supposing them to bo a British fleet. The next year Dr. Green went nut in a Privateer, and subsequently in a letter nf Marque. He now resides at Dover, ninety-nine years olj on the 17th uf June last Boston lite. Religion is equally the basis nf private virtue and public faith : of the happiness of tha In. dividual, scd the prosperity of the nation.

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