Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, December 11, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated December 11, 1846 Page 1
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- ( T - TIIIMIII I H J M VoI.XX. IVo. 20. Whole IVO. 101.7. BUKIillVfilTOX, FIEIDAT WOKIlIV, IDI3CKM1IKB: II, IS SO. jvkw si:itn:s,... ;,. 21 liURLIXUTON FUEIC PJIESS, ,, , , . , ,, , ... ' 1',, UUhM nt H'"ll'ijt". ;t II y 1) . 1 . t . I I. A It K I. , llditor and Proprietor, T cr ms! To Villa?!1 subscribers who receive the paper ly the carrier Stf.nil If pii 1 in advance, Mail suWriVrs and lhoe who take it at the (Mice, invari ilily U,no Auvt.RTlsrMCvrs inserted on the customary term. Tor t!i 1 llurlington l-'rcc Press. " Hungry and colli, I cr"pt to one corner of the (i irt to get in tlicstinJliinc,anc nt the same time to shelter inysolf fio'n the bombs that were flyim tliick around me. 1 looked nut, and some two or three hundred yard" from the foil, 1 saw a .Mexican female cam in-i water nnd foo I to the woan led of both armies. law her lift the held ot one poor leltow .jive him wnlcr, and then luke the hankerchiel' Irom her own h"ad,and hind up his wounds ; attending one 01 two edicts in the same way, she went bail; inr more food and water. As she was lcturning, I heard the crnek of one or two pun, and the poor pood creature (ell ; nlt'-r a lew strug gles, nil was -nil ..he wnstlend The next day, pn sniu inlo Biinilirj- i.nt, I .loud hody. Jtwns lyuiLr on its back, with the bread and brokm uoard con taiium; a lew drops of waler. We buried her amid showers of crnp1 and round shot " 1'itttn a letter dited,'VanpMnttrey,Oct. 7, 13IG.' What was her name I No tongue can tell ; Anion (i the many slain, she fell, Unknown to f.imc. Oil, that I had one shred Ofthat biave woman's hair, I 'poll my heart to wear, Dyed in the blood that Unwed red i'low'd from her bo-oiu lair ! My Foul offers honor Anil blessing upon hi-r ; Sli j did what she could. Amoni; the dying inenslu1 went, LTpoll her holy purpose b-ul, Through Ihe held ofblood. l.utle thought had she, Of the d-aili dealing volley ; It was her lf turff-lttii lolly, Upon Held tulR! A ol holy Love and piety. She sought not to select I'nend horn foe ; tier pity did elect The deepest pain and woe. Water from the spline ('old water, she thd.brin, To bathe the fet.-red blow ; The huinin-; gun shot wound, r-hewa-ili'ihani! cleuns'd.mid bound With the kerchief from h--r blow j And in her hand she brought, A morsel, too, ot bread ; To cheer ihc lauii-hing. Food mid water she did brin, And IHd the fainting head. r O'i Hod ! wis there in charm To save her trom the burnt Ol'the swift hi-'iuitb.dl I ihe fell. D.-nth jioaus were her knell, I'Vom llio- she served si, well, Tliey wejit to see lierlall. 'I'hese are the woes of w ar ! Oh brother men! When thai your Angels nre Kdi'd in ihe bloody war, What 311. i c in MHite Tor one sueli l-ile olf.ile, How can yestilljourbiothers lnte, iiowcitn yesueh dear Anyelsspaie 1 There o.i the field she lay ; And thue who passed that way, I) irm 1 ihe ti!,,o ly lry, S rv in her InuJ siill Ij ny, The bioken gourd, IVom viiieh she pour'd Tue water lor ihe dymj. Oh, ye sisters and ye mothers, Live her ! lor perchance your bmthcrs (Iryour sons were there. I'erchance upon lliat field of death, In the pans of parting breath, They bles-s'd her tender care. On the ground the holy clay, Among the ruder corpses lay The smile of Charity upon herfeatures vet. Come, Comrades! while the bomb shells ily, I o an unwonted ue apply The blood siain'd bayonet, 'I'o dig her grave beneath ihc soil, Whence her pure spirit rosj to l!od. I.UEI.I. New Yoik, November a"), 1SIG. Wrecl; of tlic Stcnmcr Atlantic. Tho following ilct tiled narrative of t!i e loss of this mai'iiilicient Vessel, of which we gave a liriefer account last wcek,vas furnished to tho X. Y. Herald by Mr. V. .Mar.-h,of Haverhill, one of the passengers. Tho Atlantic pot well under way, and was running alonj; finely, when the steam chest ex ploded, and alinu-t at the same moment thn wind shifted from north-east to north-west, and b'ew almost a perfect hurrican-. Tho steauvr was thrown into the mid-t of darkness an 1 confusion, and the air resounded withthu crh'sof tho scalded. It was a fright ful srono tn behold. Cipt, I),itnn instantly called all hands to tho foro deck, mid ordered them to Icavo over tho anchors, Imt it was found almnsi iinpo-bihle for a man to stand on deck, in coiisetpieuco of tho violence of the pile, the sea continually making a breach over her hows. Oivingto this it took marly an hour to got out the three anchors. The steamer worked heavily, plunging her bow-s under at every liirch, and dragging her o ' ' V ' ; '. J -nnebors. Jl.-t-veen the tune of nnn inriiiir mn .. . 11 anchor-). Ret-veen tho time of niHioring nnd il tyliglit, it is thought that she dragged about 1 1 miles. The fires were all put out at daylight on Thursday, mil time to the period of going ashore, the paf engcrs and crew suffered from the intense cold. The only luo.insnf keep ing warm was to wrap themselves iu blankets, and walk briskly around the steamer All, at this tune, began to look to their own personal safety. All put on the life preservers that the ship was so plentifully supplied with, and prepared thcin-olvcs for any emergency. The doors, shutters, settees, &c. occ, were detached and cut away' for rafts to drift ashore upon, whenever she should strike. Tho gain increa-ing in violence, Capt. Dus tan,w ho preserved Ids self-pos-t-ssion lhroii"houl the perilous tune, onk-red uhniit forty tons of coal to lio thrown overboard, in order to IMitcii the ves-el. Almut norm on Thursday tho smoke pipes, which wero very largo and heavy, were order ed to bo thrown overboard. This w.-ts iWn tho Captain iis-i-ting, and Iho steamer was t-a-ed tor a short lime. There was less olll-red to tho lorce oi tno wind. Tho steamer continued to drift, however and everything looked terrible and hopeless ' The danger increased so rapidly tint between 'J and 3 o'clock Capt. Dustan. nnW..,l decks to bo cleared of all merchandise, of eve ry thing that is in the way. Cases of boots, shoes, barrels of Hour, stoves &c. &c, incln ding one package said to contain &7O0U woith of plate, iveio thrown nvcrlxiard. There were six to eight thousand dollars' worth of lacoou lioard, belonging to ono of the passengers, who had previously said that ho would give the whole to any ono who would put him safely ashore. This lace was afterward seen strown ulonc the beach Allthoso efforts, howcvor.tnsavo tho steamer, .1! were unavailing. .v person worKcd Harder than Capt. and, his passengers and crew. After thc-c rejiciti-d and united cH'orts I''"' f".'. " lioHnrifi-iy -ere nndnll felt desirous and anxious tli:it llio ptcamcr Mioulil I mild, ,,0 J0:lrh. 11 was a frightful sight, but j tho rij,, r ,100 w.irii iH,e wrought tn such u pitch, tint a reaction came over tliein. mul tliey were resigned to their fate. About midnight she p-iitcd one of her cables, there being four out, one attached to thirty Imnilreil weight of furnaeo bars, mid the others tonnchors. After this the pale continued to in crease and hlcw a perfect hurricane. She was driven Mill neaier tho shore, 1ml passed a point that nil evp'-eted she would strike upon. She th"ii drifted nhout eleven miles more, making in all twenty-two miles, which occupied about (cull -right hour, of ter rible imccitaintv mid siiircriii'i. She then struck, stem first, on n b dire of rocks on Fi-h ers Island. A tremendous Ka threw her up to tho very tup ol tho led;"1. Tins was the cri sis in thu disaster. Lijiic hiliiults after sir ftrm k she -nt in ji.'cvf. In these live minutes at le it one half of thorp on board tho Atlantic were taken from time in to eternity. Tho ecwami, the crasli. tho roar of the sea were dreadful. There ucre six females, four children, and two inl.ints among the passengers. All the fe males were drowned or cm -lied to lealh. On-1 md he was ly one of the children was saed. tho only one of the family of which ho was a, member. His father, mother, married si-tor.1 and a younger sister, and two joiing brothers, wcro on hoard. Tho poor litt'lo orphan thus aved, and thus thrown alone upon the world, ' Isonlv twelve vears of aire. T ho tun infants were drowned,' frozen, or crushed to death. All this occurred at half past four o'clock, on Tridav InoinillL'. W hen the Atlantic struck. Mr. Mitr.-h was silting iu tho gangway, his tir-t impression bio throughout her whole frame witness de was thita heavy sea had struck tho steamer, j scribes it, not as one of those waves which bury In a moment alter, however, the sea stove iuj a ve-.-el in waler. It was, t,, u0 Ids own tho side of the ieel at his hack, and swept ( words, one in which tho water strikes tho boat biin along and ili-hed him against llio sound , all iu a lump. At tho intant, a sharp crack saiooi tiiu steamer. Ik-fore In1 could reeoicr. another tremendous sea threw him against the upper side of the ve.-scl. Thence ho was thrown in among tho things on deck and con-iderablv bruised. Aller bo was thrown up the thild lime, ho succeeded in catchin-i- hold of thn skv liirht nain, aii'llhero reiiiaiiu'd lor a tew moments, hum; reaoy to n-t go tuo anchors. Hardly was uiat sucn woum have liecn your opinion, rer an J the only person hoar him to bo seen or heard this done before the cry ''tho Inat is on lirej" was haps ,L.rL, (r (.'hick faltered again, as not was the sm'ill boy who was saved. He was on raised, and in-tantly tho captain ordered the quite confortably feeling her way; ' nerlnps the tup of the ledge among the wreck Mr. puinps and ho-e to ho got ready, l'or a time that is a reason why j on might have tho loss ob-Mar-h here discovered that lie was m ulu fast by tho greate-t confu-ion and excitement prevailed, jection to allowing '.Miss Tox to be godmother to an iron hook, on a bar of iron, which had be- ai length restored. Such ivasithc dear thing, if it "wcro only as deputy and come entangled in one or Ins hlo preservers : after great exertion h" made out to throw one of the straps oier his head, which drew the other still lighter. He then thought that all was ou-r with him ; but he succeeded in drawing that oil', lie then found the other pair of pre-enci-, which he hid on, were entangled wilii those bl ind thrown oil". To extricate him-elf fiom this nun-en nnm ini 1 uiiiieiu.,. jiy li.v now II. it u l lieu uu ui. uivi l:o:....u.. i. i.... i i .1.-.... ll ...I- i hisfeet,"and threw them away. During this time the sea was breaking up tho steamer, and d.i-hing tho pieces of wreck about, I atone lime ag.uii't .ilr. .Mar.-Ii and at another cru-hing either a poor passenger or an unfurtu- nate sailor to d Mth. I Aller Mr. Marsh had thiown away Ids life nrerf-rvers. he saw a uk-ani of light fiom the up- per side ol tho vessel. The Atlantic was men - llingonher beam ends, ai'.l her decks cover-, d w ith ice. J'.y some means he made hi. e. . . ... . cape through tho side ol the vessel through which this gleam of light came, llefore ho reached lb it point, however, ho saw a human ' being standing m ar the aperture. I tler roachiugto within six feet of the outside he call d lo tho person whom ho saw, and who pnned to bo the little boy, to pass him a piece of board, or something else, to enable him to get over tho ice. The boy thought that Mr. M, told him to leave the place. This induced Ihe boy to leave, nnd Mr. Marsh crept over wh it he supposed to be a dead bvly, it was too dark to tell with certainty. Then he took hold of a pirtofthc wreck on the tide of the l.idiei' sa loon, and walked on the edge of the ves-el D.i looking up, ho saw tho mist, with several pieces ol timber or spars attached bWili!iiiiL' lo of limb nod fro. At this moment .Mr Marsh was wa-hed back into these i. Then he found it necessary to' swim as rapidly ns his bruised limbs would 'per-' mit Idui throiiffh the swell of tho sea. ice and broken nait-of Iho ve--el. to avoid the f.illino- nr.-t. nnd .isennnil be t. I'mv C.l ,nli. t l.i 111 tde for the shore as ".piieklv as po.-sible; which he finally reached iu safety," after being driven h.tcu scleral limes After .Mr. .Mar.-h turned toward the shore he heard some one cry "Oh! whatshill 1 do 1 I shan't get a-hore!'' Mr, .Marsh encouraged him to slriko out through the surf, and ho had the pleasure, in Ihe uiid-t of Ids pain, to see tho little fellow land on the b-ach. A-Mr. M. was thrown up for Iho l.i-t time ho caught hold of a tun ill sharp rock and held on till tho sea loft him. Then ho crept on In lands and knees from tlio bo.i.-li over rocks till ho reached a largo jock which sheltered him from the wind. It was very dark and intensely cold at ihls tune. Shortly after this Mr. M. heard a man speak, and enquired "who i-there .'" Mr. M. mule an exertion to speak' and probably made some sort oi noi-e, lor the man to t nm "to ho d on lo hi i cry week and cold ho could not walk without filling. Just then two other m-'ii camo un and conveyed .Mr. M. tothehou-e. This was about ,r) o'clock in the morning, and from that tlmo to about o'clock Mr. M. win in-eiisib!e. Tub Atlantic, f Woit's inmimi. Tim Norwich Courier ofTue-diy has an account of an inquest held in th it city, oyer the bodies of eighteen ofllio victims ol'the Atlantic' dis. a-ter. Among tho witnesses examined were Mr. Truo.-deliofNow-York, and Mr. Francis II. Hirsh of Ito'ton, who-o testimony furnished nothing which has not beforobeen ' published, From Iho le-tiinony of three of tho witnesses we t ike the following ; Calvin 'J'. Houghton of Ilridport, Vt. teMi- neu mat as mey iiouren me shore and it became certain that the bint would bo stranded, lie said lo Ids friend Mr. Solace, w ho was from tho simo town with him-elf, and traveling vvitl him, "you stand bv me, and I'll sttnd by you wo will cither survive or peri-h together" and a compact was made between them. Thov stood togethnr, holding on by a stancheon of the lioat, very near to the ladies saloon. When the boat struck broad sido upon tho shore, the upper saloon camo dow n with a terrililo crash, and soinooftho falling limbers struck his friend dead on the spot. Involuntarily ho raised hi h inds over his head to ward oil' tho danger from him-elf, and though stunned, he was not pros Ir.ited. llo threw himself intolhe sea nnd was birno backward and forward between Iho boat and tho shore half-a-dozen limes, befoio ho succeeded in escaping from tho water. As .-ion as ho was on the beach, h began aiding othcri out of the water. Among these was an old gentleman, who had on a niimb.-r of life preservers, but Ihoy had slipped down about his feet, and his head was under water. The un dertow would carry him out one moment, and the inclining vv.tvo would bring him hick, but ml ii-Mreu nigh to iho shore to enable witness to seize hold of him. At length, however, ho succeeded in reaching and dragging him to the shore, and although 1 nt first lifeless, apparently, I tvtration for bed, taking n short walk npliill over is of lift, mill was eventually i Rioliards'N gown, in a short uml niry linen jack is wav up lo the farm-house, ' e-t, Aliss Tox was so transported beyond the he soon shov cd signs reuscilatod. On his some half or thrce-fourllis of a tnilo distant, witness found aboat-hind with a dislocated an-, t'rjiug out,1 is iu not beautiful, Mr. Dombey I ele, w ho implored assistance, llo took tho man It ho not a Cupid, sir !' and then almo-t sinkin;.' In his linns and carried him a fir as ho could, t behind tho closet door with confusion and then put Mm down nml rested then took him up blushes. again, so carryini' hiin. md resting by turns, ho ' 'Louisi' said Mr. Dombey, one day, to his sis nt lai succeeded in getting him to the house, tor, 'I really think I must present your friend Witness thinks most of the female passengers, ' wilh some little token, on the occasion of Paul's tofplher with the chamber m lids, were in or christening, tihs has exerted herself so warmly near tho ladies' saloon when the uppcr deck c tme down with a crrsh, and that most, if nut nil of them, were killul by tho falling of tint bers. Clntlos I'.irtrige of Xew York went on board the Atlantic at Allen's t'oint with AlKs Mary Jordan of liaston, under his charge. Immodi- alelvnfler tho ev;doion ho ran lo her tloor mil hordoor mil . appened, and heads to pro- do their way hur.-t it in told her what had throwing a blanket over both their heads tect them from tho steam, thevmade their to tho omul deck, rfupooses Miss Jordan to haie been killed by the (ailing timbers her body not vet recovered. I Ie succeeded in reach ing tho shore, but with tho grcatc-t dilliculty. t?.ivs ho is perfectly confident the number of fe- males on hoard (including chamber mains) was not lestithan rV, not a single onoof whom how- ever, was saved Charles (Vandal, 2d pilot, testified lint jtil before they left ew-I,nndi)n, Wcdne-day niglit, Capt. I)u-t,in said to Mr Allen, the 1st pilot, ell. I guess wo II go ! ' "I think ' said .Mr. Allen in reply, "wo shall lind pretty rough weather out." "Very well" said Capt. Diislan, j "we will try it !" Tho boat hid run nino inin-i utcs from Aew-I,ondon liirht-house, w lion she was struck by a sea which cau-ed her to trcm was heard witness was at the wheel: Uapt Du.-lauanda number of others were al-oin Ihe wheel-house. Capt. Oiistau exclaimed, "what's that;' I he next moment came ihe rc ivi if the explosion. ".She's burst her boiler!" was the quick remark of Capt. Dustan, as he sprung from the w heel-house, and called to the men lo inc commencement oi tins moal lamentable dis aster. A number of oilier w itnose were examined, but their testimony was not important. The verdict of the jury slates Tint the death of said individuals, inol of them t us unknown, was cruised by biui-csorby drowning at ! , y... . . . .,,r..: .. .i . t . i if nine ami m consequent...1 ol ihe sirani hug of Ihe r,L..n,. i .ii.uitu. hi uiu M.-sieuy t-uii o. iiuers . hn. n .,,n, l....p ..... .... l.n r.i... in-iaut, and ihat iu oiiropiniuu ihe priiuary cau'of said .hast -r was the bur-tiug of the steam eli.vt of llr,''nrV."' f;,iJ bu:" uboul - "'clock on the night j .. . ihe Conner adds tho Mlowing: It is now certain there were more passengers on " -luantic, man jia-at lirst siipp.,-ed ;!!r . v mo wnoiu number did not lull short of ""iy u'- i ne rierK - n-t, m l-ieit wo suppo-ed ,vm,ll1! K'.TO 'nformalion on this point, is ve- ! "iccme, owing, wo uouht not, to the neg- Inet i1 ii it.i,lu,vj mi .nip. ... , .1... !..).... . . 111 utjeisoe- ,or,?"10, l'1":.10" """ .. . , ne oou oi a man severed in the middle, lwns htt o but his head, shoulders and arms, V". , S lnr." , " , 'nuiuaien, w.n imneH on tin island. Who he was, or where from, is as yet entirely linunown. Tho body of an old man, brought up Sibbath evening, lies at tho depot still. It is supposed to havo been one of tho hinds on botrd. The body on which was found a pocket hand kerchief marked 'Archibild Au-tin" lias not yet been identified. No such name as Au-tiu is found on any of the lists or way bills of tho road and boat, Mr. Dobbs, the chief ciiLFiueor. lo-t his siobt not at tho lime tho hint stranded and went"to pieces, but at Ihe lime of tho explo-ion of tho 1 ""."'"'! I"P V" NV.l'.,l,!rN.My. "'M Ho is othe 'ie nrui-r-n, and it is doiibtliil il lie recover.-, tl,u, witch ol Mr. French was ''lkL'11 ," llH P"el;Ll '' M't- "n Pelt, and "!m' 111 pos-e-sion of the treasurer of the rail roid company. As to the money, we believe ",,"!? W'1S fo"11'1 "I""' - l"'r-f" ""hen cxamin 7 '' !.'lcu Vf. ' ''pcomiier's jury. Ainone tho niliclt-.s found iii his pockets was a minUT turo likeness -t beautiful painting of a boy ol perhaps 1 1 or 15 years old. Though the frame or case in which tholikene-swas set w a- drop ping in pieces through the action of iho water, yet the painting it,elf wa-. as beautiful and per fect as ever. OIIO i ne shore ofl i-her s Island is stroivn with the wreck lor miles iu each direction from the point where tho filed steani"r struck. The amount ol freiguton board wa- unusually small in bulk. How much will uventually bo saved Irom the wreck, it is impo-.-iblu to say. From all the lie-counts, however, which havo reached us, we are led to think Hint the engine and oth er inostvalu iblo machinery will In saved with out icra serious damage. Of thu freight on board, only a small amount iu value i- likelv to no saved. DicUciis' 'cvv Work. DIIAl.lVCS WITH TIIU FIRM OF DOMBEY AND SON, Wliolt'MiIe, Itetnil nnd lor Importation, 11 V l IIARLCS Pit KLXS. Tart 1 1 . Continued. ci i a m:u v. n'. Vogn-s ,tnj Christening. l.iT-n.r. I'.vt'i., siitp-ring no contamination from the blood nltlio J oodles, grow stouter and stronger every day. livery day too. ho uv.s more and more ardently cherished by Miss Toy, whoso devotion was so fir npprcciat -d by .Mr. Dombey that lie Ingunto regard h'-rasa woman of great natural goo 1 sense, who-o feelim's did her credit and d -.-orivd encouragement. Ho was so lavi-lio! his condescensi ion. that he not' only bowed to her, in a pirlicular manner, c-,i .ni'.im ti!"winiw Milt nvmt m. -, ...1 ....I .... ... w ., ..... w.w. w... ii-ra.Niu si,...- ly recognitions of liorto Ins sister ns'prayfdl your friend, Louisa, that sho is very good,' or ' mention to Miss 1 ox, Louis i, tint I am obliged tr, ii.r , si,ni-i:.iiiin-4 w ri tn in,, i, .i.wn. i . to her ;' specialities which undo a deep impFc- siou .ill me .....j tuns ,itsi toguisiie-il, Ali-sToxwas often ill the habit of ns-urini' Mrs. Chick, that 'nothing could evceed her in" lerest iu nil connected with the development of that sweet chilil ; una an onserverol .Misj Tox's proceedings might have inferred so much with- embraced every opportunity of making wrv out declaratory conlirm alion. She would pre- faces behind the door. Her feelings were so sido over the. mnocnnt repasts of tho young hi-ir much excited on tho occa-ion, that sho found it with inollab'o salisfaciion ; almost with an air of , indispensable toallbrd them this relief, even with joint proprietor-hip with Richards in the enter-1 out haling tho comfort of any audience or sym tanmeut. At llio lute ceremonies oi the huh ,,,lhy whatever. As tho kiiight-crrants of old and toll I, 8 10 assisted with enthi.siasui. Tho relieved their minds by carving their mistress's iidiniinslralio-i ol inlautino do-es of physic nvva-' names in deserts, and wildernesses, and other kened all llio a ' ivo syui)athy ol her character j iM.I lioimr .in onn oeensittti soemt.ul ti, n m.. .. . ..- ......... " board (whither she had fletl in modesty,) when Air. Dombey was introduced into Ihe nursery by his sister, to behold his son, iu the courtoolpre- ignorant present us to lio unablo to refrain from Mn tlm child's behalf from the fir.-t, and seems to ' understand her position so thoroughly (a very rare m"iit in this world, I am sorry to say,) that it would really bo agreeable to mo to notice tier. l,ot it bono detraction from tho merits of Miss Tox, to hint that iu Djiubey's eyes, as in some others that occasionally sec tue light, they oi achieved that night piece of knowledge, Ilia i demanding of t'u i nvn position, who shov a titling n-vcr lice .'ir Ins. It was not so mt iincr.s mat occasionally see llio light, tlioy only iin- showed much their merit thattlv-4 know theinsclics, us that they knew linn, and hewed low before him. ' . My dear I'.inl,' returned his si-ter, 1 you do Miss Tox but ju-tice, as a man of your penetra tion was sure, I knew, to do. 1 believe il'thero are three words in tho lhiglish language for which sho has a respect amounting almost to veneration, tho-e words are Djinbeyand Son.' ' Well,' said Mr. Dombey, ' I believe it. It does Miss Tox credit.' 'Audits to anything in tho shape of a token, my dear I'.inl,' punned his sister, 'all I can say is th it anything you giieMi-s Tox will be hoar d -d and prized, I mn euro, like a relic, lint there is a nay, my dear Paul, of showing your sense of Mi-s Tox'.s friendliness in aslillmoio flittering and acceptable in inner, if you should l o so inelided.' 1 1 low is that ?' asked Mr. Dombey. ' iodfuther.s,ofcour-e,' continiiod'Mrs. Chick, 'aro important in point of connection and in lluence.' 1 I do n't know why they should be, to my Hon,' said .Mr. Dombey coldly. ' Very true, my dear I'.inl,' retorted .Mrs. Chick, witli an extraordinary show of animation, to coyer the suddeness of her contortion ;' and spoken like yourself. I ini-'ht havo expected nothing el-e Irom you. I ini'dit havo known proxy fir some ono el Tint it would ho re ceived as a great honor n. ed not s.iy.' and distinction, l'aul, 1 ' J,oui-a, said .Mr. Dombey, after a short pause, 1 it is not to be siinpoocd ' t ertamly not,' cried Mrs. Chick, hastening t0 anticipate refusal, ' I never thought it v Mr. Dombov looked at her imnatientlv. no n t uurry me, mv.lear rant,' said his sis tori' lor that de-troy.s me. I am far from strong. 1 have not been quite iny.-elf, since poor dear l'miny departed. Mr. Dolllbev "lanceil nt llio nnckpl-limillcpr. chief w hich his sister applied to her eyes, and re sumed : ' It is not be supposed, I .-ay ' 'And I say,' ir ti.'od '.Mrs. Chick, ' thai I never thought it was.' 'Coed Heaven, lnii-a !' said Mr. Dombey. ' No, dear Paul,' she renion-trntcd wilh tear ful dignity, 1 I mii-t really bo allowed to speak. I am not so clever, or so rca-oning, or so elo quent, or so any thing, as you are. 1 know tint very well. So much the woro for me. Rut if they wero the la-t wordj I had to utter and l.t-t ivords should be very solemn lo you and me, Paul, after poor dear Fanny I would still sav I noyer thought it was, And w hat is more,' ini tio I .Mrs. t luck with increased dignity, as if she had withheld her cru-limg argument until now, 'I never iliil think it was.' . .Mr. Dombey walked to the window and hack again. ' Il is not to be simnosod. Louisa, be said Mrs. Chick had nailed her color- to the ovist, and ro. pealed ' 1 know it is n't.' but bo took no nntieo of it,) ' but that there aro many ner-ons who. supposing that I recognized any claim at all in Vr '.l.c'1?0' 'mo :l c' iln lll""'mL' H'perior to Miss Tox's, Rut I do not. I recognize no such thing. Paul mid myself will bo able, when the time comes, to hold our own tho hou-e, in other words, w ill bo able to hold its own, and main tain its ow n, and h ind down its ow n of itself, and without any such conunon-placo aids. The kind of foreign help which people usually seek for their children, 1 can allbrd to de--pi-o being ibove it, 1 hope. So that Paul's iufincy and childhood pas-away well, and I seo him becom ing qualified without w.a-to of time for tho career an which he is destined to enter, lam sati-lied. after-life, when ho is actively maintaining i.i m ine wnai powerlul mends ho ploa-cs and extending, ifthat is no-ible the dignity and credit of tho Firm. Until then, i am enough for him, perhaps, and all in all, 1 have no wi-h Ihat people should step in between us. 1 vyould much rather show my sen-e of llio obliging con duct of a deserving prsou like your fiiend. Therefore let it be so ; and your hu-lund and myself will do well enough "for tho other spon sors, I dtro say.' Iu the cour-'eof theso rem irks, delivered with great nuje-ty and grandeur, Air. Dombey h id truly revealed tho secret feelings of his brea-t. An iudescribihle distrust of anybody stippiiig iu between him-elf and his son ; a haughty dread of having any rival or partner in tho boy's res. poet and deference j a slurp misgiving, recently acquired, that he was not infallible in his power of Is-ndingand binding hum in wills ;as sharp a jealousy of any second check orcro-s; these were, at that lime, tho ma-ter keys of his soul. Iu all his life, he had novcr made 'a friend. I lis cold and distant nature had neither sought ono nor found one. And now, when that nature concentrated its whole forco so strongly on a scheme of parental interest nnd ambition, it seemed mifits icy current, in-lead of being rjh-a-cd by this influence, and running clear and free, and thawed for but an instant to admit its burden, ami then frozen with it into ono unyielding block. lllevated thus to tho goJinothershipof littlo Paul, iu virtuo of her insignificance. .Mis-Tox was f on that hour chosen mil app iuted to 1 his pleasure that Iho ceremony, already long I., i .... . ... .. P ouico ; mil .nr. iouiuoy iarihor sigiutied uci i vim, should taKo place without laither po-t- poneineiit. HU sister, who Jiad been f.irfroni anticipating so signal it succe-s, withdrew-as , soon as sho could to communicate it to her best r .....i . of friends ; and Air. Dombey was left alone in ms nurary. There was any thing but solitudo in Ihe nurse ry, for there, .Mrs. Cluck and .Miss Tox wero enjoying asocial evening, so much to the .lis .rust of. Miss Kn., Vi,m,.rtl,t ib-.t vn,,..,l l,. savage places where there was no probability of l.... . - ........ .. .. . .1 .. . me-iu eiL-r Douigiiiiy DtMiy to reau ine-iii, so dhl AIi- Susan Niptier curl her snub no-o into drawers and wardrobes, put away winks of dis- puragemcnt in cupboard?, shed derisive --quint, Into stone pitchers, and conlradict.nn! mil ,,., out in tno passage. TJio two interlopers, however blissfully luscious of tho young lady's sentiments, , .. ., , , , ., - , n " .-in little l'aul safe throiiidi a tbpst-.n-,.a r,riio,lr,.. sing, airy pxerei-e, supper and h-d ; and then sat ' down to tea before tho fire. Tho two children now lay, through tho good oinc-s ofl'olly, in one aiiJ it was not until tiie ladies were esti-1 hli"hedat their tea-table that, happening to look lowird tho little beds, ihoy thouglitof Florence. 1 1 1 nv sound sho sleeps ! said Miss Tox. ' Why, you know1' my dtar, sho takes a great leal of exercise in tho" course of Ihe d.iv7' re. turned Mrs. Chick, ' playing about little Paul so much.' ' Sho is a curious child.' said Miss Tox. 'My dear,' retorted Mrs. Chick, in alow voice : 'Her mama, all over I' ' In-deed I' s till Miss Tox. ' Ah dear mo !' A tone of most extraordinary CTinnassinn Mis T.jv said i' tin ugh kIioIihI i,o distinct idea why .except that it was excepted of her. ' I'lorcneo will never, never, never, boa Dom bey,' said Mrs. Chick, ' not if she lives to bo a thousand years old.' Mi.-s'lox elevated her eyebrows, and was again full of commiseration. ' 1 nuilo fret and worry mvself about her.' said Mrs. Chick, with a sigh of motle-t merit. ' I really don't see wh it is to become of hor when she grows older, or what position she is to take. I -joo .ion . gain on uer papa m tue ieaBt. now can ono except sho should, when she is so very unlike a Dombey V Miss Tox looked as if she saw no way out of such a cogent arguuijiit as that, at all. ' And the child you see,' said Mrs. Chick, in deep confidence, has poor dear Funny's nature. ono a ncier make an ellort in altor-lile, 1 II vcu ture to say. Never ! She II never wind nnd twine herself about her papa's heait like ' 1 J.iKe the ivy I suggested .ui-s Tox. ' J.ike llio ivy," Mrs Chick assented. ' Never 1 1 fclie II never glido and nc.-tle into the ho.-om ol her papa's allections like the ' ' Startled fawn ' suggested Miss Tox. ' J.ike tho startled lawn,' s.ti.l .Mrs. Chick. ' Never ! Poor Fanny ! Yet, how I loved her I' 'You must not distress yourself, my dear,' said Miss Tox, in a soothing loice. 1 Now, really 1 You h ive too much feeling.' ' We havo all our faults,' said .Mrs. Chick, weeping ami shaking her head. ' I dare say we bale. I never was blind toilers. I never said 1 was. Far from it. Yet how I loved her !' Wh it a satisfaction it was to Mrs. Chick a common-place piece of folly enough, compared with whom her si-ter-m-Iaw h ad IiblIi a very an- keeping with tha proceedings. Mr. Dombev re gel of womanly intelligence and gentleness to I pre-enled iu liiuw-lf the wind, the shade, an'l an- itroiu-o and be tender to tho memory of that lady : in exact pursuance of her conduct to her iu her lefelime : and to thoroughly believe her self, and take herself in, and nuke lierself uncom monly comfortable on the strength of her tolera tion ! What a mighty plea-ant virtue toleration should he when we are right, to bo so very plea sant when wo are wrong, and quite unable to demonstrate how wo come to bo invested with tho privilege of exerci-ing it 1 Airs'. Chick was v et drying her eyes and sha king her head, when Richards made bold lo cau tion her that .Miss Florence was awake and sit lingin hc-rlml. She had ri-en,as tho nur-e said, and the 1 1-'.. - t-f h--r . ,.-s wrc wet with leal.-. Rut no one saw them gh-tening sive Polly. No one else leant over her, and wln-pered soothing words to her, or was near enough to hear the lltitter of her beating he-it t. 'Oh! d-ar nure !' said the child, looking earnestly up in her face, ' let mo lio by my bro ther !' " ' Why. my pet ?' said Richards. 1 Oh ! I tliink ho loves me,' cried the child, wildly. ' Let me lie by him. Pray do !' Airs. Chick interpo-ed with some motherly words anout going to sleep like a dear, but l lo- renco repeated her supplication, with a frighten. ed look, and iu a voice broken by -ob-and tear ' I II not wake bun, she said, covering her face and hanging down her head. "I'll only touch him with my hand, and go lo sleep. Oh, pray, pray, let me'lie by my brother to-night, for I Is-lieve ho 's fond of me 1' Richards took her without a word, and carry ing her to tho little bed in which the infant was bleeping, laid her down by his side. She ciept as near him a- -he could without di-tiirbinghi re-l ;aiid -tretchiiig out one arm so that it timidly embraced his neck, mid hilling her face on the other over which her damp and scattered hair fell loo.-e, lay inotionle--. ' Poor little thing,' said .Miss Tox ; 'she has been dreaming, I dam say.' Tin- tiivial incident had so interrupted the current of conversation, that it was diliieult of resumption ; ami .Mrs. Chick moreover hid been so iiU'ected by the contemplation of her ow n to lerant nature, lliat she was not iu spirits. The two Irienls accordingly soon m ule an end of r'lcir t0:1' !mJ !l ?n'iU,.t w '? di-palched to fetch ahitckney cabriolet for Mi Tox. .Miss Tox iiatl great experience 111 hackney cabs, and her s'arting iu one was generally a t'voikoftiuie, as she was systematic in the preparatory arrange ments. ' 11 ivo the gondne-s, if you please, Towlin son.'said Mi-s Tox, ' first "of all, to carry out a pen mid ink and take his number legibly.' ' Yes, Ali-s,' said Tow hu-nn. ' Then, ifyou ple.i-e, Towlin-on,' said ARs.s Tox, 'h ivo tho goodness to turn the cii-hion. Which,' said Aliss Tox apart to Airs Chick, is generally damn, my deir,' 1 Yos.Mi-s,1 said Tovvlinson. ' I'll trouble you al-o, if you plea-, Towlin son,' said Miss Tox, ' with this card and this shilling. lie's to drive to tho card, and i- to un derstand tint he will not on any account have more thin tho shilling.' ' No, Mi-s,' said Towlin-on. ' And I'm sorry to give you so much trou ble, Tow liu-on,' said Aliss Tox, looking at him pen-ivedy. ' N'ot at all, Aliss,' said Tovvlinson. ' .Mention to tho linn, then, if you please, Towlin-on,' said Aliss Tox, ' that tho 1 nly's un cle U a magistrate1, mid that if ho gives her any of his inipeitinenco he will bo nunish"d terribly. You can pretend to say that, if you please, Tow linson, in a fiieudly way, and hec.iu-o you know it was done to another man who died. ' Certainly, Miss,' said Towliu-on. ' And now good night to my sweet sweet sweet, godson,' said Mi-s Tox, vv ith a soft show cr of kis-es at each repetition of the adjective ; ' and Louisa, my dear friend, promise 1110 to lake a little some-thing warm before you go to b.'dand not to di-tress yourself I' It was with extreme'dilliculty that Nipper, the black-eyed, who looked on steadfastly, contained h'r.-ell at this cri-is, and until tho subsequent denirture of Mrs. Chick. Rut thu nursey buing at length freo of visitors, she made licrsell some recompense for her late restraint. ' You inlolit keep mo iu a stralght-walstcmt for six weeks,' said Nipper, ' anil when 1 got it oil' F.I only bo more aggravated, who ever heard the like of them tw o (irillins, Airs. Richards V ' And then to talk of the having boon drea ming, poor dear !' said Polly. ' Oh you beauties I' cried Susan Nipper, af fecting to salute the door by which the ladies had departed. 1 Never be a Donibey won't she, it's to lie hoped tho won't, wo don't want uny more such, oiur enough.' ' Don't wake the children, Siwan dear,' said Polk. ' I'm vorv much beholden. lo von. Mis, Rich-atd-.' w' '" discriminating In hcrwrtlh, ' ai d really feel It as a honor to receive vour commands, beluga black slave and a miilotter. Mrs. iin-m n nui oi lie. uiuutn i ui. i .111 liiiu hil, i'uii ,..,.i!,... -i... 1 ' ' onens(! ; orders,' said Polly. ' Oh I bless your heart, Mrs. l!icliard,' cried .Susan, temporaries always orders perm men- cies here, did n't von know that, why wherever you born, Mrs. Hichards 1 Hut wherever you was born, Mrs. Richards,' pursued Spitfire, shaking hor hca drosolutely, ' and w hencvor,and however, (w hich is host known to yourself,) you may hear in inind.p!ciso,tlitit it's one thing to give orders, and quite another thing to take vn. A person may tell a person to divo olfa bridge li"ad foremost into five-and-forty feet of water, Mrs. Kiclurds, but a person miybe very far from diving.' 'There now," said Polly, ' you 'ro angry In catio you'roa go. J little tiling, and fond of Miss Floience ; rnd 't joutuni 'ouiid on me, be cause there's iirbody" else.' ' It's very ea-y for sonic to keep their tempers, and be suit spoken, Mrs. I!icbard,' returned Susan, slightly mollified, ' when their child's made as much of as a prince, and is petted ami patted till it wishes its iriends further, but wIi-mi a sweet young pretty innocent that neier ought to have a cro-s word spoken to or of it, is run goodness gracious me, Miss l'loy, you naughty, uowii, me cav1 is very ihlli-rent indeed. iiv sinful child, ifyou don't shut your eyes this mi nute, I'll call in them hobgoblins that" lives in the cock-loft, to come and eat you up alive 1' Here Mi-s ,inner made n horrible lowlntr. SUOOO-ed lo i-sllo friilll n .'iiiwetotitinn. irnlilin of tins bull species, impitient to di-chargo tho se-! flapped bis hands for the nmusetnnt of UU son. ercdiity of his portion. Having further com-' Atwhirh Ins'nce o'-u-s-if iiain Min posed Iter voting charge by covering her head f ov wij -n !. . i-'d. li..t excimive of this in with llio bed clothes, and ni iking threo or four eid-nt, the duel di anjrry dais at t!i" pillow, ?h? f,! her arms, X nirtyaiid :i pirtv in amouri-iins1 conch, cou illld f-crPWfid tin hor month. :irul s.nt lorikin nit si-ted in the color of the the lire fur tho re.-t of tho evenin". s rc-t f tho evonin'r. ' phrase, 'to tiko a deal of notice for his age,' he look as little notice of all this asof the prepara- lions for his chri-teniug on Ihe next diy but one; which nevertheless went on alnut him, as to his personal apparel, and that of his sj-ter and two nurses, with great activity. Neither did li?, on the ariival ol'lh'1 appointed inoiuing, show any sen 'o of it-import nice ; b-'iug, on tho contrary, unusually inclined lo -leep, and unusually in clined to' take it ill in hi-, attendants that they dros-ed him to go out. It happened to b3 an iron-gray autumnal day, with a shrewd cast wind blowing a dav in . tiiinn ol'the cliri.-tcniti-r. llu stooil in his library to receive the company, as hard and cold as the weather ; and when lie lo iked out through tho gl.i-.s room, at tho trees in the little garden, their brown and yellow leaves camo fluttering down, as if he blighted them. Hgh ! Thov were black, cold rooms :and see inedtobe in mourning, like tho 'miniates of the '""'0 aj-'Of , ana tno , tamp corner by the bell house. Tho books preci-cly matched as to size, ror-'- where the black tresseN used for funeral, and drawn up in line, like" soldiers, looked in c "'v'''1 ilu''- a,"nrT with -ome -hnvelsand their c-.ld, h.ird. slippery uniform-, as ifthev 'i-kets, and a coil or two of deadly looking rope ; hailbut one idea among them, and that wasa the strange, iinu-ua, uncomfortable smll, and freezer. The book-ca-e, glazed and locked, re-, tlle cadaverous light ; wero all In unison. It nudi.,ted all f-miimrilie-.-Mr. Pitt, in bronze, co!.t! aIiJ ; on the top, witti no trace of his cele-tinl origin a, wedding ju-t on. Sir, '-aid the bea about him, guard d the un ilt linable tro u-ure like 1 ' lc' mU 1 be ,ver if you'll walk into an enchanted .Moor. A du-ty urn at each high I l,1,wr'"tr' U"' , comer, dug up horn mi ancient tomb, preach- oro ho turned again tn lead tho wav, ho el d solution and dec.iv, as from two pulpits ; RW Mr. D.nnbey a bow and a h.lf-mile of rec and the chimnov-gla--, 'rellecting Mr. Dombev , "Rumen, importing that he (the b-idlo) remem and his portrait' at one l,lvy. se-eine-d frauglit i , ?reU 'i0 ln 'M "? .plea-ure of attending on with melancholy meditation The still' nnd -lark lire-irons a pneared to tiling el-e to claim a nearer relation-hip than any theie to Mr. Dombey, with his buttoned coat, his white cravat, his heavy gold watch-clain, and hi- creaking boots. Rut this was before the ar- i - f.i. . . , , rival of Airraid Mrs. cfiick. his lawful relative who soon presented them-ehes ' My dear Paul,' Airs. Chick murmured, a 111-. V.1UI. S. 11101 11011 eu, it- -he embraced him, 'the beginning, 1 hope, ol many joyful divs I' ' Th ink von,' Louisa.' said Mr. Dombev, grim- lv. 'Ilowi'lovoudo, Mr. John;' ' 'How do v,', do, Sir,' said Chick. Ho gave Air. Dombey his hand, as if he fear - ed it might electrify him. Air. Dombey took it a- if it were a l'.-h,"or se-.-weed, or some such clamu.v .substance, and immediately returned it lohimwithexalted politeness. " 1 l-.n-hllw l.oto-i ' sniil Mr I l.-imliev- uorrlitlv li t-, 1,-iui-i, s.iut ,ur. wot ot-, siii-iim ,11 , . . r 1 turiiin - ' " J .' 1 ' --p.---.' ins neau in ms cravat, as 11 u were a socket, t ' von would hnvn nn-lerr,..! a liro .'' 'Oh li, my dear Paul, no, said Mr.-. Chick, who had much ado lu keep her teeth from chatterin 1 not tor ni". '.Mr. John,' said Mr. Dambey, ' you arc not sen-ib'e of any chill 1' Air. John, who h ul already got both his hands in his poekel- over thu wrist-, and waoiitlie very threshold of tint -anie c.iiiiuc ehorii- which had given Airs. Chick so much oli'ence on a form-r occasion, protested that he was perfectly comfort ible. lie added in a low voice, ' With my ti-ldlo tol loor nil' when ho was providentially sto pod bv Tovvlinson, who announced : 'Ali-Tox!' And enter tint fair ensl tver, with a blue nose and an iudescribihle fro-ty face, referable to her b iug very thinly e-lid lu'a mize of lluttering odds and ends, to do honor to the ceremony. ' How do you do, Aliss Tox,' said Mr.' Dom bey. Ali-sTox, in the midst of her spreading gauz es, went dow n altogether like an oper-gla-- shut ting up; sliucurt-eved -o low, iu acknowledg ment of Mr. Doiubjy's advancing a step or two to m-et her. ' I nil hever forget this occa-ion, sir,' said Mi Tox, softly. ' "l'i- iinpo-.-ible. Aly dear Louis i 1 can hardly believe tho evidence of my sense-.' If Aliss Tox could lielicvo the evidence of one of her senses, it was a very cold day. That w. unite clear. Sho took an early opportunity of promoting the circulation in tho tip of her no-e by secretly chafing it with her pocket handker chief, lo.-t.'hy its very low temperature, it should dis igree.ibly astonish tho baby when the came to ki-s it. The biby soon appeared, carried in great glory by RiehirJ-; while Florence, in cu-tody of thu actitovoung cot;-tab!e, Sii-jii Nipjier.'brought up (he rear. Though the w hole nursery puty were dressed by this tlmo in lighter mourning than at first, there was enough in the appear ance of the bereaved children lo make the diy uobrig'iter. Tho bihy, too it might have boeii Miss Ton's nose beg in to cry. Thereby, as it happened, preventing Air, Chick from the awk ward fulfillment of a vervhone-t purjio-ohohadi which was to inakoiiiticfi of Florence. Fortius gentleman, iiieu-ibloto tho superior claims of n perle'ct Dondiey (perhaps on account of having tho honor to bo united to a Dombey him-elf, and being familiar with excellence,) really liked her, and showed that he liked her, mid was about to show it iu his ow n way now, when Paul cried, mid his lielpiiiUo stopped him short. ' Now Florence, child !' said her aunt, briskly, whutareyoii doing, love I Show yourself to him. llng.igo his uttention, my dear !' i lie atmo-iiiieie liecauu) or might havo be- cnino colder and colder, w hen Air, Dombey stood frigidly watching his little daughter, who, clap- ping her hands, and standing on tiploetefnre the throne ufhis son and heir, lured him to lvnd '' lo .') edit", and look at her. Some honest act of Kichards' may have aided the clll-ct, hut he did look down and hold Ir p-aco. As hi sister hid behind her nurse, ho followed her with his eyes : nnd when ho peep o 1 out v. i h a in r.-y cry to him, he sprang up an I crowed lutily laughing outright when'sho ran in upon him, and seeming to font 1 1 her curls with his liny hands, while sho smothered him with kisses. Was Mr. I)omliy pleased to seo this ? Ha te-tilied no iilnatiro bv the relaxation of a nerve; hut outward lokens of any kind of feeling wero unusual to him. If any sunbeam stole into tin? room to light the children at their play, it noier reached his face. He looked .on so fixedly and coldly, that the warm light lanished even from the laughing eyes of little Florence, when, at last, they happened lo meet his. It was a dull. griy. autumn day indeed, and in a minute's ptue and silence that took place, tho leaves fell sorrowfully. 'Mr. John,' sail Mr. Domljoy, referring to his watch, and assuming his hat and gloves. 'Tako my sister, if you please ; my arm to-day is Misi Tox's. You had better go firH with Master Paul, Richards. Re very careful. In Mr. Dombey's carriage, Dombey and Son, Miss Tox, .Mrs. Chick, Richards and rioronco. In a little carriage following it, Susan Nipper and the owner, Mr. Chick. Susan looking out of tho window, without intermission, as a relief from theembirras'inent of confronting the largo facoof that gentleman, an I thinking whenever any tiling rattled that ho was putting up In paper an appropriate pecuniary compliment fur herself. OllCC Upon tllO TOad to cllltrell. Ms hnmli.. Arrived at tii- church stops, thov wern ro- ceived by a noitentions beat h1 Air n,i,. demounting lirst to help the ladies out, an'd standing near him at the coach door, looked liko another betdle. A betdle less gorgeous but more dreadful ; the betdle of private life; thu -' " ui our n i-iue-s ,,(, our ho-oms, ' .Mi-s loxshaud trembled at -ho slipped it through Air. Domliey'- arm, an I felt herself es corted up the steps, preceded by a cocked hat and a R.ibylonian collar. It seined for a moment like that other solemn institution "Wilt thou hive this man, Lucre-tiii ?" "Yes, I will." I "Please tn bring the child in quick out of tha air there," whi-pered tho beadle, holdim' opon the inner door ol'the church. " Little Paul might have asked with Hamlet 'into my grave ?" so chill and earthy wa3 tho 1 place. Tho tall shrouded pulpit and reading dc-k: the dreary perspective of empty pevvj -fetching away under the galleries, and empty I benches mounting to tho roof and lo-t in tho j shadow of tho great grim organ ; thodu-tv mat- I ting and cold stone slabs: the ori-ii- fr,,A him when lie buried his wife, and l,r,rv, dim i,,! on.iyed himself since. Th - very . ,;u,j, looked di-nnl a- thev pas sed ill front ol the altar. The bride was too old and the brid-groom too young, and a superanu ated beau with one eye' and an eve gla-s stuck in its blank companion, was giving away tho lady, while the friends were shiverfn-'. In the ve-try the lire wa- -moking: and an over.amd ... , , , . " ,. ""' " 11"'"-'-'i 'i auoroey .- i-iorn, , 'm search,' wa, n mg his forefinger '.''"V, 'w i' ,T.cbM I"?'- V1 ? immen-e regis, ;ter(one ..a long series -n,lar volume-) gor- i I ,'t .'"ri' ?'r "'f "r-i?!:,fa 1 r "l tll,.va"1"' ""Aomeah thechurch; .C'' cl" '''"'!; the literary portion of i 0r ' h h.L 17 e,l,l'0,"T"- l,, '"(?". nnd i .' n '," s r.'- s ' " : ! KL, . ,,. ,..,.,., in: ., i -.i .1 .1 - . pew-opener alliicted with t he ast una. unnronri I ... . ' ii.n" ;., ,., , , , ,,. - ., - 11- i " -'"""J1"", n not 10 me ClIUrCM, sum- moned them to the font. Here thov waited somo little time while the marriage parly enrolled themseke- ; and meanwhile the wh'cezv little pw-opener partly in con-eqiieuee ofher infir mity, and pirtly that the m irriage pirtv might not in-get her went about the building cough ing like a grampus. Pre-ently the'clerk (the onlv cti-vrfui-lookiti-r obect there, and h' was an undertaker) up with a jug of warm water, mid sud something, as he poured it into the font, about taking the chill oil'; which million-of gallons boiling Imt could not have done for the oec.i-iou. Then the clergyman, an amiable an 1 mild-looking vouiv cur.ile, but obv iou-ly afraid of the baby,appeare3 liko the principal character in a gho-t-story, 'a tall figure all in white ;' at sight of whom Paul rent the air with his cries, ,,n,j never left oil" agiin till ho was taken out black iu the face. liven when that event had happened, to tho great relief of ev erybody, he was heard under the portico, during the rest of the ceremony, now fainter, now louder, now hushed, now bur-ting forth again with an irrepres-ible sense of Ins wrongs. This so di-tracted the attention of tlm two ladies, that .Mr-. Chick was con-tautly de ploying into the centre ais! , to -end out messa ges by the pew-opener, while All Tox kept her Prayer-book open at the (lunpowder Plot, and oeca-ionally read responses from that service. During the whole of the-o proceedings, Ir, Djuibey remained as imjKiive end gentleman ly as ever, and perhaps assisted in miking it an cold, th it tha young curite sm iked at the month as ho read. Th-ou'y time that he unbent hi vi-ige iu the least, was when tho clergv in m, in delivering (very iiiull'ectedly and simply) the clodng exhortation, relative to the future 'evam initiou of the child by the sponsors, happened to re-this eye on Air. Chick ; and then Mr. Dom b.'V might have b je.-tic look, that he would like to catch him at it. It might have been well for Mr. Dombev, If lu' hid thought of his own dignity a littlo less ; an I had thought of tho great origin mi l purpose of tho ceremony, in which he took so forinilaiid so -lill'a part, a little in r . His arrog.i-tce coutras ted -tianrely iv ith his history. When it vvas all over, he agiin gave arm to Alt-s I ox, and conducted her to the vestrv. where he informed the clergyman how much pleasure it would havo given him to have solicit ed the honor ol his company ut dinner, but lor tho unfortuiiato state ot his hou-ehold affairs. Tho register signed, and the fees pii I, and the pew-opener (who-e cough was very had again) remembered, and tho beadlo graurkd, and the sexton iwho was accidently on tno door-step-, looking with great interest at the wca'ipr not forgotten, thov g )t into tho earring1 -agiin, and I Irove home iu the same bleak fellowship, There they found Air. Pitt turning up his no.' at a cold dilation, set forth in a cold pomp nf. . 1 -la and -ilvr, looking nnre hka d. vl dinnr " luiilctrrfon fohrll r

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