Vol. XX. No. 49 Whole IVo. 1088 nVRTiUVGTOW, FRIDAY IHOIliVIXtt, MAY 91, 1817. XEW SEItlES,. IV o. 4 7 Burlington Free Press, Published at Darl'meton, Vi., Or i). v. c. t'7, vttitE, Adilor and 'rvprictor. Termn To Village subscribers who receive the paper by tlie unrrier 3.0(1 If p-ild In advance, '2,50 Hail subscribers and those who take it nt the 0:fic-, Invariably 2,00 Advertisements inserted on the customary terms. The. Poor. Ohsnpy ye. whom Fortune's hand, His but with home and fireside bbst, For scarcely tan ye understand The woes that rend the wanderer's breast. (!od help tie poor !" to (Jod nlone The wretched care-worn soul should pray 1 Oft pily coinrs from Heaven's throne, Wiic.i hurtlesi nun but turns a wo.), " Ood l.-lp the poor!" With shoeless feet He wan brs o'er tlie Irnzcn croun-l ; Tis midniijhi'sbour, and through the street His weary steps alone rewound. He knows not where to lay bis head Sid, htinory, wretched, nil forlorn Without u bom", without a bed, He watches tor the lingering morn. " fto.l help the poor !" Hut lives there no! O charily, thy gentle sway. To clad the homeless wanderer's lot, And wipe his bitter tears away I O happy ye who feel the woes Of others deeply as your own ; No pious deed rewar Hess eoes : Each brings a pleasure of its own. SPEECH OF .MR. WEBSTER AT RICH .MOM). Tin Richmond Times gives tbo following eketchof Mr. Webster's remarks, at thel.tte din-! ner given to him in th it city : I Mr. Wr.nsTnit rose and 'said : II 2 fore 1 pro- ceed to m ike any remarks, in answer to the sen- timent llmt lias been given, you will allow me 1 to say tint 1 am for the lirst time hoping to inane a visit among mv follow citizens nt tlie Southern Slates. Giving to the cireum-tancc mat at ine season suitable tor ticli a visit, my duties have confined me elsewhere, I have been ' 110 traveller in mv own country. When I p iss the James River 1 shall be lievo.'id all my previ-1 ou journeying and undertakings. lam d.-i-! rous to endeavor to see a portion of the count rv I nave never yet seen ; to travel, to see the peo ple in the most unceremonious, free-t manner, 111 which citizens ln iy meet and intcn hango ciiilities. It is not my purpose to make any tour for addressing multitudes, or di-cus-sing p ilitie.il question. There is but little of me; t'rit little is well known. I hive no new light and don t belong to the school or New Eights. of v,ir city (as my learned Iriend tells me; there I am pleaseJ to meet so many persons in this I , T, nlngical phenomenon, a bed of coal thir prowing and beautiful city, to see their fjces 1 ty fwt thiek, resting on granite rock. Our centiiHcntsandfeelinghat Udong to men ofNWit always appeared to mo Hut labor a ml ' the same generation and the s-itne country. jviier ine compiimenury aun-ion 01 tnerre- ldcnt, allow- me to say, in tbo whole course of my public life. I acknoivledge with pride, and avow, tint I have looked to the in-titutions of , tins country, anl to tli.it urst ami clu"! of nicinmi, iiieom-iiuuou oi 1110 i.'iiueu omi"s as ine gren pnrjocnoii m ii.eigui.i precenea lis. I honor as in'. ch as any man t'n inilitarv aeUcvem-u'ts of the men ofthe revolutimi. It , jvm a uoll revolution. 1 uey tru-t.-d to the iiitru-ui n.rviuit-. iii'.-v oazarueu vurv 11111111 for the independence of the old thirteen States. Hut what at Ustare iniliury achievements J Itiatriio, heyUve fixed the fate of ".tioi.s, , tamed the t,de oj human all urs II.it, after all, wha islhetrend but to e-tabh-h free govern- ment and promote public prosirrity ? levond that, there is no rational, 110 christian object in civil wart-ire. It-only just object t to estab lish civil nd religious Iib"rty, tn niso man to the standard of human rights. If the-e be not their objTts then military achievements aro tin wortliv of human regud. I From th" con-titutio'i it-elf, I have looked to the era nl" the constitution, the period when the country threw oiT its dependence, (which it is true it accomplUhel by mi'ilary achievements.) Wo look to a narrow prt nf tiio ihei.tre in which we are acting, if ,ve think the con-titu-tnn a matter nl isolated intere-t. Let ns look back'tothe period nf 1775. Wlnt was there then that exhibited tho practical utility of such a constitution 1 Was it the exi-tence of lirge, growing c'Jiifjd-rated, free republics ? Tiiere was no,vhre such 11 republic. Them was in Heed tb con-titiuimul ininirchv ol" England. There whs the incorporation 111 it of certain important principles favorable to liberty, and ornni liniiiuiL,.. - .- i .1 v. H on Za Z Z I 1 " I'"-'' '' r. C2. T. : s .1. .. . ; B " " Jl vo: founde'd on the principles of representative lib- , crty )io government of any extent, respectabil- no governuienl iij-, ur importance, wnil-t, tliererori as much as ny man. the other works of our an- i Honor cestors, I Uvi always consldored thn e.timllsb. , mentofthe con-titut on in 17S0, their -res est ' "e.'lllr'L".'c,",,M " u.e-o princip e, .mm the in and noble-t achievement. When I consider tho ' !'"")n "l'.'l',ery "'V'-.V'0, ''"."'"'' fon-titutton time ufiu form titan, it, excellent r.bric ai id 1 lU" c" ""VlX "t "'"I am con-unlly more convinced that it is a vy i-n I rs"": ' ,1!,.l'.,l'l,t,!.l 'l01"0' ,,nJ ,,IB Pr'V constitution, I cannot avoid bdievino- that it I1!"""! "l!!!"J'"r "f f''"e !-t'll"l,,'ts b.v, was founded in Providential arra, ' u 11,0 c" I."' winch fitted them to es.-.bli-h and With all the n-JW lights ofour age, wa , no who can sav that we could imki stPch h consti. tution. I desire to thank AluiiMitv lrov!.t..L that it was nut left to our div tmn 4 to it li ..,1... 1 ces deep reflection, deep study of tho nature of human government. Let us take it as an In - herilance como down to us from men at lea-t as wise as our-clves, and acting under circumstan ces more favorable than ours. Two obvious views may betaken of this con ftitntinn. The first is its elfect upon ourselves, upon the country. We ure so prosperous, so happy, every interest so well preserved, we aro apt to lw regardless of that human cau-o to which thee blcs-ings are due. Had wo gone on under the old confederation what would Vir ginia and M issichusetts now In Who would have respected them or cared for (hem ? Rut when the constitution was adopted ; when that "e jdnri'tin vnum" spread over them all, it cave them a new character, a now de-tiny. ho now asks whether a mm i. from Virginia, Ivew ork, Alabama, ,,r Texas 7 It is enough to say that he Is a citizen ortllv. IJi.UeJ States of America. I ho constitution gave our country what he lawyers cal a ' standing in court," a r.eht to bo heard in the tribunals of the world. An American is not said to livo on Missacl.u eetuliuy rr James Rtv-er, btloija cit- f this great Republican (iovornuient What, tben, h is given this momentum to the prosperity ol the country J Vu Mn ,,,, Z man causo but our united government, u L true in party strifes, errors may bnobeen milted, and the nation il progress retarded - b t let US look tO t lO UL'L'rCL'ltG re.i.ll I .. hack for sixty years, or to the timo nf tl,u !.?." lutioii. Sincotlnt p?riod, in other pirts nf th'i world, thrones hive trembled, tottered und ftli. cn ; convulsions slukeu nations ; blood llovved but have not procrly nnd liberty in this conn, try been secured ? lias tyrauuou, power tram", pled on our rights 1 Properly, life, liberty,havn been as well secured ns in the ho-t Government.. of Europe. It may bo said that we tiro tlio great untaxed among nations. Our Govern. ment has not b.'en an expensive government. A fjw thousands or hundred" thousand, tiny have lucii improperly appropriated, lint who enn s ty lli.it tin' Government lias oppressed the pen p'n hv v!"flit nf t-is-itlnn ? Whilst taxation I" not tho great end nf Govcrnm-nt, I think every tWi'rimii'iii is cilled on to collect taxes for the "oi.l of the tiitiun. In all countries, nnd in l! Is country especially, there are .certain objects which Government m ty accnmjdi-b, and which cannot b- accomplished otherwise. 1 look up on the Government as the lender, the conductor vhoo duly il is to loid on tiro country. Thus I have always thought the Improvement of har bors and rivers, &c. within the constitutional view of the Government j and I think tlio Gov ernment is lo mil to take the lead in thee mat ters of substantial importance. The Govern ment npr ears to me to he like the conductor on a mil r ud, wh -c bui ioss it is lo go forward and d aw the tiain nficr him ; and if he neglects his duly, or goes wrong in any way, it is no wonder if the train push forward and throw lit in oil' llu track. (.Much laughter and applause.) Tn m i!t pressi ig par mso of the fran irs nf tho Cons it'ilioti in this resjejt, was doubtless the rogulition of commerce with foreign nn tinis; but they cut the clnth broad enough and wide enough to embrace tho-u subjects ulso.--I do not n-cribc to Washington, .Madison and th "ir co npiniiiis, th; firco of intellect to enn tcmrlile all the contingencies which should arise in the country nflerthem. 'l'liev did not imagine that there would he two or tlireo hun dred steam vessels on the laics, or tint the great Mississippi from its month to its source, would he our, c msti'uting a -nrt of gr'at' in land sea.' Laughter and applause. Hut their wotk pn.viiles f r it all. The constitution they left ju-tilies, ami pro-cut circniii-tauces require the execution of that policy, which shall com-pri-c tli" whole counlrv as one couutr h ith as lo internal and extern il commerce. Thev do not mean tint tint powers nr the goveritnetit should be determine! by the tasto ol the water whether fresh or salt, or by tlie circntn-tmec of the po-ition or some paltry port of entry. In this branch the con-titution is ample and large enough to accompli-h these ends with the oIh servauco nfajust economy. I know of no true economy but tlie just proportion of expenditure to object. Ab-olttto saving is mere moanno-s. In a country nf such extent as tins, the object of government should ho to give variety to labor, to tiring out the active energies of the people, and developo its peculi ir ab'indauco. I .Massachusetts, wo cultivate a barren soil. Mv h-ai-nod fiioml h,.r.. dir. I I!te1ie,i,.1.-'i l.-nmi-s the whole of it. Itishird sterile granite. It hos no Virginia h-'ds of cml, no sub-tratum nf iron, no .-ill springs. It is without all the-e sources ( if I tiny so spik) of subterranean wealth, rmvvhere aro these aiivanluges more b,u,consly evened tin,, ,,,,, tbo happy in-' halHtauts ofNirgiti'u. . 11I1111 fourteen miles, ! entei nri-o needed 1 tj t - nt,t excessive, nrnfectinn lion jrotn tlio goveriimenl, in order to draw tiie-e su.nces ot mineral weallh from the eatlh. 1 ,tVe, too. ahv.ivs been .1 nun for canals and ra.Iro.nU to a u-"t extent. When i.ouis XIV. e-tahh-hed lisgr.ind.-on on the thron of Spain, ,0 s.u,!, Tiiere are no longer 1'yrcnees."- Hut 1 tru-t we liuy soon Use tlio phra-c il) a i,,iL. 11-efiil and proper sen-e, and that we si. ill rr ,cecd witli our canals and railroads until we can i-iy, "There aro no longer Alleghanie,." Under those general nnpres-i-ins of tiio con-li-tution, 1 believe tli.it our -ance-tors set us no example of great things. We h-ivo had 110 hat ;-'e , 'm ! U(M u u- - , jM . llm!l.rUk .,gllt,r, , r were we 1, tht. wrk o nuking a c.n-.itu.ion. The er hit lers lo irn to titutinn. i lie main tenance of right and ju-tice, the nb-ervanco of tbo piecepts (if law, religion and morality these are the object- to which we have to look. , Our government is designed lo for achieve- went man lorpersevera.ice 111 the nninten nice of public order, the public good, the conerva tion of public in-titulions. We mav look with prid and exult iti.m abrnid, to see" where thi-e.on-titiitioii has placed lis in tho eyes of the world. It is nut egotistical to say.'while wi take no pre-eminence, th it though we may con quer and -iibjugite now here, this great republic is the ob-erved of all ob-ervers. Wu cannoi say that it is our work or even the work of 0111 great torefithers. The great result h is billow ed, becaue sentiment- and principles, inherent in the people of the old thiitcen State-, fiitei1 them to be free; sentiments and principles ac quired by long practice under the colonial gov ernment-. H e should not deny our uncestrv I- . .1 . . ,-. . nr rcpuuiuic me principles ni uoeriv v wo derived fmm them. We should rather hold to tho-c think ol principles as an inheritance. When I 1 .i!" !Vli 'rlt,.f.'t0 il.l..,en. und Sidmv and Vane, and llorl.- un, I nllen imagine it would lie rateful to them, if, froiii Heaven above, they 1....11 , i. 1 1 .1 ... . .. . . ... - P"i"u, V ' V" " 1 lr. principles illus It wa- nl"" " ."- ' f,a,r. c ,!!?vr.ie,lt; 1 "? .""'""'f 1 10 "sbt "f .lr,a ,"'' "r' l''-'Mt"m . "' "Kl"" ; t!"-" e""l;"".tl! f-'reat eleinents of liberty, and were aciitiowieilgcit here. It was (ins previous , E.liillt"' ,T . . which fitted t'10 tnople for those jvc u.Mits. the 1): -I irino i ol ludeiieii denco and tbo c-t ibli-hineul of tho constitution. I.et us contrast with this result tho introduc lion of liberty elsewhere. If wc examine, the source and origin of oar liberty, w- will (ind tint it came Irom Engl md. Wo have tho do minion of law nver the will nf iiiEliiiilnnTs Hot how is it with others who huvo undo tho samo experiment? Uiokatthe neighboring govern m"nt ol Mexico; a mere military anarchy; with no security of life, person or property. Tlie nun who happens to be the leader of tho ar- mv is thn bead nf tlio l-if-lt'. iili t lb V ormv rnb.s the roost. To the disgraco of Hborty, .Mexico is infinitely worse governed than tho viceroys nf nld Spain H is her public peacj been sccuroil tier mails improved I Tlio government of Mexico Ins collected three hun dred millions of dollars from imposts. What h is been done with it It has b'eu u-e,l to pay armies, to uuko and iiuuuko prouiinciainentus, to put up this nun and put down that. .Mexico Ins con-tantly sit-taitied a larger tinny to keep orbreik the eace, than this great republic hai raised to invade her soil. Dies not al this rellect light nn tho Ilott'o of Ilurgesses t.r irginu and tho General Court ol Massachusetts, who under.-lood the principles of hlwrly and were tlurefore prepared to in-ti. lutoa tree government. 1 ho success ol our, govertlllU'tll brings US Hilt IP llOIIOrablll Contrast I with Mexico and till other republics, Who' cires fnr tlie-o Sninisb I'overnnients J Some r i - h"'-! I'lviiioiiits, lopuiar BovcriiinenU sess enough of in mem may na respectable enough, may lute .t. ,.i..,.,ii., ,,f ilm i.i!.i ..r.w..r.-n.i r...... nl,...;. -in,, ir.,ss n-irticu ar v I she In conscientious in: thosen-o enon.rh to l...i.r. Il, ,.n . I.nt ll.m. .' 1 .,, . . . I., ..r I... .!...- All iolloences. Ill bo Wondered It, ttllt n!lO V 1 11 Jd III II WllllVal UOd .litr ii ,:--r - i----. "... ....j vaiiou, inimieu me cneeus ot .viargirei out uer- me m-ciiarge m i. "; .,' t,, c, i.. tr i i.rir n iU- ml ,lr,,.,,,,i Idler widely Imni tho Ameriein nation. It is , , w0 tho replied I ho useful, niu-t bo exercised with discretion; hor lor hcr-elf, and ber-eir o.ih inl ilreamed i;'niulo":,,,;J' i. to ( u" i h0; b,,,. jzjz: vv , might have spared ino Ihu mention of his lyra."y. -Margaret .i oaouii iiui j j n u-iiich nun nnd virtuous "o ought thcreSire to unite In Btistil tin" tho inuie" I liractico ns we us preach; und, indeed, ono norlect ru-Uulius-, vvliith pti o und tirtuous wldom, prudence, forbearance, to get on with out any power not conferred by ilself. It h.is been my habit to give my time, which wis not occupied in professional business, to nttblie, tluti 's tinder the general government. 1 never held any .Statu ollice, except for a fort night, when I was a member of the Legislature of .Massachusetts, ratul 1 believe the only law, which in Ihat capacity, 1 aided in passing was (or the benefit of fishcrmni,) Much laughter. My studies have over been connected with the constitutltin, as the great and extraordinary pro duct of the age. After a public lifu of thirty years, I can wiy with sincerity, that, though sometimes my course has excited clamor, I feel conciousnf having always, wl-hcd it well i and If nothing remain of me, tit to be remembered but a general acknowledgement, recorded on in v tomb-tone, which all my countrymen will admit to be true, hat, "llF.nl; ui:s nSF. wim Wl-Ull'.ll WELL TO 1MK CoSsl ITUTION OF HIS Countt.v'' the great object of my life will have been accomplished. l)c iHcvcljcmfs Pcutcjljtcv. rr.oM " talcs or woman's tiii ls," bv mus. s. c. hall. " Poor, little thing, how it limps! Hush! I declare it lias trono thronirh tho liedgo into tin; church-yurd. Wait one, only one moment, dear sister, and I shall certainly catch it;" and over the church-yard stile hounded Rose Sunderland, as lightly as a sunbeam, or, I should rather say, In lin in bonnmir with the tlmp anil nlaer. sis . . . . 1 f . . . I Mill V as a moonbeam ; lor tint l.ivonle orli ol love a'nd ladies bail risen, 6ven while the golden line of an autumn il sun lingered in the sky, and its n.ile. uncertain beams silvered the early dew drops, which tlij gay and thoughtless gjtl shook from their vcrd 1 tit beds in her rapid movement. Hut Ro-e cared little about di-turbing dew-drops, or indeed any thing cl.-e that interfered with the pursuit which occupied her for the moment. Willi tlie eagerness of sixteen she l.ad pursued a young leveret among the silent tombs, a-thougbtlcs-ly as if she trod only on the sweet wild thvtnc, or humble daisy, anil when she had nearlv wearied out tho object of her anxiety, she saw it take shelter under the worn arch of an ancient monument with evident sati-l"ition, convinced that now she could secure her prize if .Margaret would come to her a.-Mancc. " Ki-ler. sister, repeated she, eagerly, "come if we do not take it. it will surely become the prey of tome wea-el or cub-fox before morn- jun-'." "Margaret slowly pasccd the stile. "Olio would think vou wefe passing to a fn-, neral," s aid Rose, pettishly. "If you will do nothiii" el-e, stand there at lea-t, and now 1 1 ,1, 1..! 1 .1- : 1... i:,'n Vnls-Z i ln. how i got ' " V" roorl,""' IHJ'tll-W. 1 "Stop," replied her sister, in a low, agitated j voice: " von fore-et vet how can ou foreet ?l who it is that re-ts here; who " She '1'K',-,1 "or "I""1 I'1"" ':,""0 Pl',l0vt:l'' strong 11110 iiicieasmg l-uiuiiuii piuvciucu . lier lim-lung the sentence. .My dear .Margaret, forgive mo ! It is ever tut.s. J am fated to be v our misery. I am stito 1 never thought " ' Think now, then, Roe, if it he hut lor a moment; think think that only one little year has pa-sPil since he was with us; since his voice, 1,0 wise, and yet -o siveet, vva- the music of our collage; his kindne-s. the oil and honey of our existence. ' Though the arrow h id en- tered into his soul, it festered not, for no corrup- tion was there! When he was reviled, hore - vilcd not again ; and though hi-heart was bro - ken, hisli-t words were, ' Ijird, thy will, not mine, bo done!' Mv dear, d.-ar lather!" she continued, sinking at the sunt) moment upon 1 t..-. t ..1. ..- 1 1....1. :.. .1 her noes, auo clasping ner nanus 111 ouvoiu agony, " teacli me to lie like thee-!'" teach me to be like thee !" S.iv in': rather, eiaculaied the Fobbing! vi'', rather, ejaculated the Ro-e, who-e -Tier became as vivid as had been' her exult ition: " say, teach Ro-o to bo like thee, 1 011 aro line our lamer; out 1 am noiiung: my thing ! O, Margaret ! can ynu forgive me I there; III let the lure go this moment. I II . do any thing ynu wish ; indeed I will." " Do let it go," replied Margiret . Sunderland, who h id quickly recovered her sell'-posses-iou ; 'it would bo ill done to permit any buH'oring, iear his grave." Alter a tiriel pause, she rose Irom tier knees, um placing nor arm inrougii tint 01 ner -i-ter, elt tbo churcb-vaid to its moonlight solitude. Tho Widow Sunderland dwell -il on the bmks if the river Withani, and the path the si-ters 1 id Liken led fir sometime along the picturesque iieadow- that sloped to tho very Winer's ed"e. As they pursued their way, an opening amid the U-ue illsiutUIUi! UIU lll-aillllll! WIIIUOW 111 ltlllCOIIl athedral at once the pride and boast of that venerable city; the beams nf tho moon were full upon it, and its varied p tnes glittered likomanv- tinted silver in the -placid yet wavering light. JIow beautitul ! exclaimed (lose. Margaret ghed. " Is it not beautiful ?" interrogated the ,iy-heirted girl. "Yes, Ro-e; but inelhinks I more admire these lofty tower-1, standing out igain-t tho clear night-sky; and looking, not like relics, but triants of the olden days. We have no right to upbraid Tune in this instance; tor lie, gentlest iniinng the thralls Ol I) -tiny, upon whou wounds huh laid His lemellt I.hcIhm, soil as the I14M 1 1 iri l fills 1'roin the wan nioo.i.upon the loweis mil walls, EI3IH deepening ibe profounde-t sleep ot shade.' Titno and man loved these glorious tower-; and I love them better thin the tiioou-liuted window; for -ee, Rose, n cloud has veiled her brightness, and and now my towers are as prominent us ever, vvinie your vviuuovv is uiicurcu. ' You would draw a moral from that, my wise si-ter." " It would bo quaint ; and, I fear," replied -Margaret, " an old song to, perhaps, not a new 1 ,llno ' si!;uifying, that much that is excellent and beautiful is lost, not hating tho advantage of a good light." " Si-ter, I forgot to tell ynu that I met Lady I.oiiU.1 Calcralt this morning ut tho library, and ! sue loou no notice 01 tne. I tun sure rdic knew I f'T she said something to a gentleman who n it was underl"1'1 w'"1 '"-ri nn,i ' di-tiiigiiished tho word-, ' dead father,' nnd ' ruined fortunes.' "Tlio bin is tip-in you, and upon us all. Rose," replied Margaret, turning her pile but beautiful countenance toward her sister "Tho ban ' Of buried hopes, And pro-pecta faded,' Would to God that were all ! that any sacri fice on my part could tny the debts nf my poor i nner, in ins iionest, nut vviiit speculations in ,,,r,l . ll,,, I nn. .1.1 r.,,... l... I I.... st.lro 1)f t1(,H, Kl0 Wnr,,i,,ed, it appears, nnt us, , ,mt ,)tlr pnipcrily, nnd now scorn tho daughters 0rn rllim,, )u)u. The Calcrafts in Lincoln! ,ml t) 1m ovt.rvwhero. I could ill have borne :l PC(rnfui clf) (rom onn nf them." ..'IW -ym friends nf l'.mest Ilealluvood aro they not ? ..... - - - - -. . . .. , kiiuvv iii.il nu:, iiiorniug i uisu sa- ho requested prevailed on me to if jiiin n in I nbtti'i li f rmiEnn ' i o li I iiLm I tw " To what .'" " To take a letter to yon." Again thn tell-tale blood ruhcd to tho maid- en's l.ice, and as quickly receded, leulnjj her line features pale and rigid as chiseled alabas ter. It was long ere fhe lecovcred hcrselfsuHi ciently to 'form any determination, much less arrange her words "for utterance; lint the only minilc-tation ot iiipieasure sue evinccii toward her thoughtless sister, was by withdrawing her arm nnil walking resolutely forward, ntuided and alone. Enotmli h is been doubtless gathered from this conversation, to show that .Margaret nnd Rose wcro the daughters ol a ruineii merchant of one, indeed, who had lieen a iirinco yesterday, and a beggar to-day of one whoso argosies had gone forth, but returned no more whoe name one ear would have guarantied millions yet who'died the next, wanting a shilling. Maurice Sunderland had cheerfully surrendered all to his creditors, yet that all was inuh"iciont to satisfy the claims made, ami ju-tly mule upon him. Ilou-e, plate, jewels, servants, had all been sac rificed. Not a ve-ligo of their former prosperity lingered ; and they who hid revelled in super Ihntics, now wanted the mo-t common necej. ties of life. A sin ill jointure alone remained ; and in that his wife had only a life interest. Margiret was m my jo irs older than her si-ter ; and in his agony," lier father wished that the grave had closed over them, as it had over his other children, before this great sorrow had come upon th?m, His wife was vain, weak, selfish ; n woman who knew not wh it it was to grow old grace I . 11 1 1 1 .i.e.. I ..1 ..!.,.. , luuy, aim wuo uuiueu jnniuiiii po.asun.-a nun a wrinkled brow, a lltxen wig, and a painted check. Her mind was inconceivably mull;
she wept more for the lo-s of her diamonds atn t 1 . .1 t 1 1 I. .r.. ircoen man lor nor niiiitim uu-iuruio"-; and mourned incessantly thit her Mino, her darling, her exqni-ite poodle. wn of ncrcity deprived ol Ins chicken miiaila ! lleing a man of no ordinary intellectual powers, Mr. Sunder land had cho-en her no one knew why ! from the love of contract, perhaps; or the then, as well as now, prevailing opiiuonfthat silly women iiuko the niu-t tender wives j'orv'jicrhaps, smit ten with her pretty ftce time out of mind the matrimonial bait for wise men as well as fools ! Hut certainly no one could have imigincd her to luvo been the mother of such a being as .Margaret Sunderland. One litlle anecdote will servu to show tho nature of Margiret's princi pics and it is to be hoped, act as a les-on to nuny similarly circum-taured, who seem not n ware that honesty d'm ind- the -acrilice of nl'; so that, in the emphatic WMrds of Scripture, we may "owe no nun anything, but to love one another." When her father was making out 1 an inventory nf his per-onal property for the i..oi't ..r 1.;., ....i:..... t t n.,,ni it... n with i ! i. Z' k? ,,im ,;lr,r ... , ,.,., . -I j po--e--ed. Tlie old loin laid down the pen, and looked into her sweet face, without a word. " These were only valuab'e, dear father, be- 1 cn"' K'"'.1' ,"c'1";. al"' l';veil to see. me wear sni.11 iint-t , m u, nitiiiu u.m.-.iiii inuv nmiiu iw worse llrm u-eless; tike llieiu, una let them, lor my sake, bo appropriated to the pay- meet of our debt I ' Not so, my child ; you luvo nothing to do with I She prevented tho sentence being finished by an affection ite ki-s. " 1 will not sufi'er yon to say so, h-ciuse. it make- me as if not o:!J wi'h you. If ynu do not take them, I will sed them my-elf, and zCUti the money where it uri) be requir'i d." j Mr. Sunderland unclo-ed a portion of the 1 ca-ket, and hi- eyes ri-ted on a tiara of tho 'finest Oriental pearl. "I remember when von Iii't Wore thi, mv child ; it was at thog.ilfint tcto given ut ll.imp.-te.id, by the rich Jew of 11 :.!.. 11..... 1 :. 1....1....1 : - ..in.-.ii-nn.-. uuiv uvutunui n iuuul-u 111 iuui , dark h lir ! , u.irl! n ur : "Anil does not tins look a beautiful, I ith- or?" exclaimed Margaret, snatching a white rose Imm an overturned va-e of (lowers, and placing 11 nn ner neau. -viuen wo live 111 si nice country cottage, you .-lull githcr one for me every summer morning. " Hut the winter the winter will come there, girl, as well as here, and where then shall I g ither ro-es ?" " Wo will then, father, live upon memory and upon luqie !" She hardly dared trust her.-elf to pionouuce mai iittio worn 1.7c, wmcii, 10 a re.u - Iv broken heart, sounds more liko mockery than :oii-oi.uiiiii. uer 1 liner nuiKeii imniiiiioiiv 101.1 , .. 1 1 - e .i . . 1 . 1. I ....H.. her face, and shook his head in bitter silence ; he then reclosed tho casket, and would have placed it in her hands. ' l liey are tho uniy portion leu you, .iiarga ret " " Not so, father ; they would take n portion from tno." "How, child?" "An hone-t conscience! I can not keep them; they were bought with your money for the daughter of the rich they would not, dear-e-t father, become tho diughter of a poor nun. All I a-k. is nerniission tn imitate your example, You givo tip all ; O! sillier ine to do the same, and do not suppose vo meanly of your own girl, us mat sue lalueil tli.-so more m m m-ii sen - approbation, vvbo-o silent voice is sweeter than the applause ol courts ur kings. i ....! 1..-1 i !.i.. l,...ol. , .U.llll 11.13 ,7 II I II 1 VI l.l I II. .1 llvlllli- I i. I I'll -li 1 1 1'. 1 1 . . . . . . nor a stern latlier; fu hail oven niu auinireu his d-iughter, but ho had never known her till th it moment. Ho mido no reply to her words, but folded her silently to his brea-t ; and she tolt tears the lirst slie had ever Known nun shed falling upon her brow Theso misfortunes may bo considered the conunoiiceiiient of Margaret's (rial-. Tho fam ily removed to Lincoln, as ono or two rclitivc lived there, who could forward the plans Miss Sunderland hid formed for their support. Her allectiou for her father would not permit her to leave him to the rare of a giddy, chihli-h sister, and her almo-t idiolic mother, particularly as lus health was visibly unking, and nit ure ui 1 iv. as their narent I i;.-..l II,.- f.ll.n.. s,t,t 11,1 ,lll.t!lM.- to this .1 r 1" 1.: . ...:ii.'....t l.m.l.. it,il.,l ,in.l peared nn iblo to rep tir the inroius ot u,-ca-e, l" l now niv-nouij uiuoyin. i.uh-m m mo cm-. ..v--- i .n j.,.-. a.iv-u u -111.-.1111 . --0 - She therefore accepted nu -t joyfully the charge tage, us 11 time when, f.ee from toil and re- the tread oftho creeping hedgehog or swift.footed " ; f h-Hter w,l to mention this to ourinollier, ofthe educatio'i nrVour litlle eirl-Vher cousins, strain!, she would meet tho svmpathv and ten- hare. It was n tranriuil hour, and Margaret 1 ".""N , -":r"e'ret, when her sisters win .wo wt r4 1 I her"only dor the deme-s without which a wom.u's ,eartmu-t Huii-Jerland repined at Its tian ptlliy. " I could, ccsta-ie- had in some degree subsided. "And 1 ... . . .1 ; ... :.i...i !.. . I,..-...,.i r b, - id and nns iti,il,.,l. She w is not. like o, mv luvo hotter nirted from him in storm and teni. ,rt ho is our inrjnt, and na-, therefore, a rtt'lit his hand trembled, the first d ly that ho saw his that, while seeking to alleviito or dispel sorrow ered beech-treo for support. I ho next moment h-autiful Mar-aret quietly arranging and super- by what she termed friendly converse, a deep; Erne-t was at her side. intendin- her" e - in the hack parlor of their ! and lasting feeling was .-ilenlly, hut surely, im- " An I thus, to ple.iso tho avarice of my falh-or.n-Mrn ".vl.teli -lie bad converted iutii a scliunl. I planting it-elf in lier Ihisoui, nnd tint time and or, .Margiret, you ca-t me oil forever you turn room"; but her mother's caprice and spirit of contradiction was a eon-tatii sou rco 01 inoriiu - idea how to shoot" cm fopn an estimate ot tlio seir-ibniil which must lw tbo portion ol an in mixnn ...! l.l.....l. Ii t.m, ... l morn lo draw tort i W II mill unv "l vvuai wu uiav can ino 111 1 wry herdainditcr's virtues: she was never satisfied; I' ve. llovv slio had escat cdllm contagion mis cou-i-ieun . uv-ipucu m mi- vinrui. ". 1J " . i ....t.,...i i Jl nf illrii.tlnn. is wnnderfu ! lVr iios It ini.rht " I come not here to rca-on. but to nirt fmm " I can tint pretend to undershnd you, uivvajs regriiiin imir .i I ; , .. . , ,mi,i ro.-ervo nf m inner. vou tn sav. Ernest HeathwiuKl. whu I Ro-e !" but do Id ino l'o and nuke mamma reproaching poor -iart.. i ailr,.. . l,..,n in fools und nunnie.s.lsaid befiro: that so true is mv alTectinn f,,r 'unaintcd with our tmlo iked-for prosperity ;" ed her l-iiiiiiy, nt - - ' ....,. .., nlv u-benever it was their fortune I th it I will kneel to mv M iker.and feneoil.. I she uccordiitL'lv explained to her mother, scliooi nil-iriss, an i ) i j. J ,,. ..ntr Mir.raret Sntideilonl. o irnestlv iinnloro him to bless v.in. i., l.l..ss" brother ol h-r fither's. ono who had ever . ering ner nam earning ' - "-" - ':' -- ".,, u.n,he citizens , mv had sou-bl bride, to mi ltiolv h it.nin ess and ... nn decid-dlv b id terms vv ill. all his relatives, in was i ' .i,i ,(, :. ,er lunJs but the was not to hs courted bv a your house, and to itt-reasj c.eeedin,li- t-nnr rWfinuly nnro particularly, had died h tH ijiu uuittin'" r j n 1 iv i.niusi, iinu u, tii.-ii, i." i . , :,,!,.,.. . .,,,Ltn.l niielit ue rcauy ' "v r - - -- sought to improve. She wished to make them not only accomplished, hut informed; nnd her "now system," as It was called, was subject to animadversions, both from her relatives and their friends ; who, as usual on such occasions, quite forgot what Miss Sunderland fW bren in what she was; treated her mnrcly as "the governess," nnd admitted her only ai such to their house. Of all persons doomed bv the waverlnc? scab. of fortune to earn their own bread, notio aro so much to ho felt for as gov ernesses. Tho ser vant, when her work Is done, has nn hour or two tint she can call her own. and she has no ambition beyond her sphere. Hut the govcrnes "as no spnere sue is considered part of the kiicnen, part nl the drawing-room, from the latter she is nflen expelled, and from the former she turns with disgust. She struggles between a double existence; she is a sort of" amphibious creation, belonging t lvo separate states. She must nppear like a gontlewom in, while she hardly receives the wages afa lailv's m iid; she inu-tbe "accomplished and refined," vet keep her accompli-hineiils not nf ilm fill ,nti.,.i for; and snnnnri lnnl, nu ir.i. . .i ti e e ,:'l -i.i,,.n iij-m." ,flL' .,U (I) lecling. Heaven heln tho-e who urn l.lbrml t.. IF r , ' K";rne.ssing," tor they can expect but itllo help from earth ! Volumes might be filled by " The Trials" nf "a Governess." At one of those vi-its, which she continually shrunk Irotn.and only endured as an occasion il penance, she met the very Ernest Ileathwood to whom Ro-e so unwittingly alluded durhi" their evening walk. The ebb'-t son or a biro net, who, with his new honors, h id chanted, it was understood, a mercantile for a somewhat an-tocratic name, was a likely person to attract attention, and win the civilities or all within his circle; and he was welcomed to the mansion ol one or Miss Sunderland's relatives with extra ordinary coujlcsy. M.,rg lri.t, always collected, always dignified, sought neither to' attract nor avoid his intention-.; but silently suiTered all the little inantLMtvres of second-rate country town society to take their course. Tin. i,.-i,,i il,-,i -omo mothers evinced to crowd a tribe of ill dres-cd daughters to a tuneless piano, and there show oil their skill in tho various departments of first, second, ami third harmony, while others contented them-elves with exhibilin-r the more quiet, and, consequently, ,ro c.dnrab!u litter, of card drawings and I'oon-ih pontine-, could only excite a lecling of pity in such a mind as .Margiret s. l'itv, that vvnni in should so thor oughly mi-take the end ami aim ofher creation, 111 m-scuii-i 111 II-. t in tlll-lress n a liimm-t. show- ami hcr.-elf enact lir-t punnet : an I some-. thin; more severe than pity towa-d tho other mm ,,,,,i.iiu,v encourage, while they in wardly dospUn, such p.jttj. traps or si ivory. 'An age," rellepted -Margaret, " which values it-ell' nu caricature, pirndy, or burlesque, can 1 prnduco little tint is sublime, either in genius or virtue; yet tho-e qualities, anil the display of' imperfect, and. in nine ca-es out of ten, more senseless accomplishments, amu-e : and wo live in an age that uiu-t be timusnl, though our best and uoble.-t feelings pay the penalty ;" and she employed her -lender lingers with ten-fold care, to build up the card ca-tle which her little pupil, Ci-ely, had thrown down. " It is abominable," whi-pcred her sister, vvlo that cvenin,' had accompanied Irr, "to hear -uch bad music, while v' could cive us -o much that is good." A quiet motion or her sis- h ive, as a mercantile, man, had nuny lo--es ; great deal ol une.i-iness, said .Mrs. bnnder ier's linger In her lips- prevented further obser- peril tps you know that ! " He paused fir a re-j ' md ; ' -he. is s unlike main all things o vation; and tho caru-c.i-ile bid fair to mount pH which Margaret could not give. " These 1 self-willed so like your poor father, w ho, in thrce stories high, when, sud lenly, Ernest losses must b 1 repaid, and tbero is only 0110 way 1 deed, always nude her his companion. ..U9 Ileathwood turned round, and, addre'-siin' him-1 to do so. If I had not the station to support 1 wants teuderue-s.and ,., self to the fair architect, a-ked if now she would which I have, it would m.t signify ; but as a ' O ! my dear m iniuia I exclaimed the gener fivor them, fir ho was -ure she could. "O, mm or title, the truth is, I require, and must thoughtle-.s Rose, 'you cannot t.iinK tnax ves," ob-erved one of the c,iw.i.ers, "of course, I have, ten or twentv thoitsmd pounds within 1 1 am sure. If you only knew what a ncntico .Miss Sunderland cm and iriU; siie leach' so I a very little time ; there is but one way to obtain shouudetotiiglittocatcliyoitth.it litlle bare ; well, tint she mu-t bj a proficient." Some I it ; you would not-(and here the man of wealth ' and, as to her pur-e, I know that tlio re ison Mm feeling of ptide, perhaps, (for it will linger, de- and the nun nf rank forgot hiuueir in the bus. changed color was, that it contained -all llu spite nur lielter judgment,) called so c.viui-ite a baud and the fither) you w ould not, I um -ure, , money in the house. blu-h tn .Margaret's cheek, and vouii" Heath - ,Vi1 n-i-zod on her with such resiiei-tfnl. vet ! ..ililo'-idmiration. that, hid she nut been 'imk - , a govcrne--," the entire Tcni-ile ex, likely to I13 in:irricil, nr given in marriage, would have 1 thruwn up the g.uno as hopele-- ; but the eldest son of a rich bironet woubl never think of the diughter of" a broken merchant uml a guccrn- 1 (SS 1 Tho thing wn impns-i de quite. What Erne-t lleathwoml did think while , Margaret commenced that sweet bill.nl of 1 .M7,.',, ' All that's bright mu-t fide," it is im- , is.-ible to say ; but a thrill, amountiii" to an ,,,,1,1,. .va, r..it 1... .,,,,r.. .,.. i .im r, , 1,.. h,,, 1 " ' . t . . . , ,,ecu i.ir 111 inner in vv 1 c 1 .-he iironouncei the folluwing lines, as if they wero the pure echo, the true feeling nf tbe-sweet Indian melody " Who would seek or prize IMiijhts thai cud in aching I Wno would mm to ties 1 hat every hour are breaking i ueii u. was 111,11 i.rue.ii iienmwoisi saw mm son, wiicn no nun-en experienced siicli a ectisn her very soul, and fidt that she iniist indeed hive tion of awe and love Inward this .-elf-denving Known ciuugo una ini-iortune. ilu-ic i- uingerous from lips of beauty, but ! the 1 more uangerniis noni tnosp ol leeling union nf both was too much for Erne-t's nhilo ophy ; and ho was, it uin-t be confessed, some- whit bewildered during tho remiiud nt the evening, .'iiing. She inspired him not only with inter- . but oiboir.itino -10.I I... r..lt ,r.. o vote . e-t th in he cared to express, when her bi-tnry was truly, though, it appeared to him. cnldlv couirnu- , .. t ....nt. I i.. ...i - ...I I.... I.:. ......... ' iiicated by her relative, the nevt it iv. wilh tho . - ... ... ' . I .. I I..: .1 .....I I ! ...... .1. .. i i. .1 I. ..I I. - , .mommi uiioih-uuci;, inn ner i inu-r mu u.t .-"ized only that morning with p.iruly.-is.aud that I littlcj hopes were entertained of Ins recovery! ! H called coii-t.inlly at tho cottage; hut it w is ll,, t until soma tune alter the bereavement, which .Margaret, above all, lamented, th it bo sivv again tho b.Miig for whom ho felt more interest than ever. Thcro aro peculiar circumstances which train our susceptibilities to receive impressions, anJ un-lortiiue either snltcns or hardens the heart tin. invin teitv of her mother, the i-iilnliliH. of her si-ter, rendered them both unfit comp mums for the high-ininded -Margaret ; and she might well be pinioned tor nuticipiting the evenui other wi-o and prudent people, at all aware of the ilain'or or her nosltion. Sho had no idea oppoitunity wero fostering it, either fir her hap - Her" girlhood had passed 1 i"e-s ur nnsci , golden shower; und after her fitber's Iiiluro nono reniouiuereu mo ueautiiui tit igiuer 01 mo unrortuiuto inorclunt : it was, th i.-ofore, not to its reility; nnd when a I doubt as to tho future did arise, it pressed so hcuiily, so very heavily, upon her heart, that with a gasping eagerness which excited her own astonishment, she cat il from. her, as n burden too much for her to bear. Sho h id known and loved Ernest for some months, when nnn morning their only servant interrupted her little school, by saying that 11 gentleman in tho parlor wished to speak lo her. On entering the room, n short, dark, elderly mm returned her graceful salutation with an uncouth eil'ort at case nnd self-possession, " .Miss Sunderland, I prcsumo ?" She bowed ; a long pause succeeded, which neither seemed willing to interrupt ; nnd when Margiret rai-ed her eyes to his, there was something she could hardly tell what that m -ulo her think him the bearer of evil tidings. Vet was the cnuntenince not iinplcasing to look upon the expanded nnd somewhat elevated brow tho round, full eye, that had rather 11 be nign man stern expression, woum nave nolo kened a kind, and even gentle b'ing, had not the lower portion of the face boded heaviness and severity tho mouth wis thin and com-pros-oil -the chin lean and shoit the nn-e looked as if nature had at fiist intended to mould it according to the mo-t approved of Grecian features, but suddenly changing her plan, lclt it a rude piece or unfinished workman-hip. " Mad nn," ho nt l.i-t commenced, "you are, 1 1 elieve, acquainted with my son." "Sir!" " My son, Mr. Ernet Ileathwood ? " Again Margaret replied bv bowing. "I have re-ided many years abroad; but ( your father was living ho would know me well Tho word "father" was ever a talisman to' poor .Margaret, and she looked into bis face, as , here, and relnsol to leave a Imndon letter w ith iriinplorin? him to state bow ho had known her 1 out the money ; il is a-toni-liing how impudent parent. lie evidently did .not understand the 1 these fellows are mil so " . . appeal; and continued, in a constrained man- Margiretinterrupteil her mother by saying that ner, his lips compre-sed, so as scarcely to per- she left ten or twelve shillings in her purse, mit egress to his words, and his eyes bent on'l "Ay very true -so yon did; hut a woman the carpet, unwilling to meet her now fixed and called with such ail assortment of sweet col anxious gaze. I lars, and it is so seldom I have an opportunity "1 have every respect for you, Miss Sunder-' now of treating my-elf to any little bit of dress, land ; and yet I feel it but right to mention, in that I need them ; it was so cheap, only eleven tiui", that a union between you and my son is 1 and sixpence, with so lovely a border of double what 1 never could never will agree to. Tho ' hem stitch, and the corners workeil in the most title (and the new baronet drew up his little per-. delicate bunches of fu-ia here it is. son with much dignity) I cannot prevent his " And did tbo letter really go hick, mother ? luving.butasliillingoriiiyinoneygoesnotwithl "I wl-h yon would int call ine mvlher; tin It. imli. bo ,,,,rri.,j ,, lil, ,,. ,.ri.,.i ..,,,. 1 so vol" i r! eve rv one savs tn imma, even till-tied l-'orgivo tno, young I uly I esteem yniirch ir.ic- ter; I I " He rai-ed In-eves, and tho death- hke hue of M irgiret's fi-iituies seemed, for the first time, to give him the idea that he spoke to :i l.'lllir nmlnU',-1 i Imil iwr "Miss Suiiderlind. I was not prepared fori 1) 'gr.ul itintt on d vendition, thought poor Ibis. I had hoped m-itten li-.d not gone so far. I Mirgaret, as ho to '.: the letter : " I cmi hot I then vou really love Erne-t ?" j repiy it to-morrow ; that was the la-t silver 111 " Whatever my sentiui"nts, str. liny be to- the linii-o ; I know not where to get a thillin: ward jour son,"' she replied all the proud till next week."' worn in rou-cd within her" I would never en- " I mu-t say, Margaret, f ir a young woman, tail h'gg.irv on hiui." I vou are the least communicative person I ever "Well spoken, faith; and I am sure, MNs 1 met ; you have got that letter hv heart by thU Sunderland, that had yon in short, you must, time, I should im igine. 1'r.iy, who is it from 7 be aware thi- is 11 very delicate subject ; but j Margaret Sunderland seemed perfectly nn had von fortune equal lo my hopes of Erne-t, 1 1 conscious of lho que-tion, but continued the would prefer you upon mv word, I vvoul.i ! rcperits.il nf her epi-tle, as if her mother bad though I nevJr saw you till this moment, to any 1 not spoken ; she then loft the room without ut woiiuii in England. Yuu see," he per.-i-ted, tcring a -ingle word. iiiiinlms 1I10 i.uir. .,r 1, i-,,l ,-,,,,ci.,,,,. 1. 1 1 M must ..n. Ilose. that vour -ii-ter "ives me a. 1 by persi-ting in tin- hive till.ur, entail ruin upon 1110 and mine. Erne-t has two sisters and a 1 mother. Mi-s Sunderland." 1 .Margaret's breath came -hort and quicli the I room reeled round, mid, as sho endeivoied to ! move to open the window, sh inn-t have fallen, but for ibe support that Sir Thomas Ileathwood , 'R'Y s.ud .vl trgaret, a the former cmcreu allhrded her. their bedroom, 'come hither : you nuy, ierhaps, "I will never bring ruin on anv one," she ' e Erno.-t Ileathwood again, and you can then saidatl.i-t. "What is il vou require of tno?" return him this.' She placed tho unopened let-i.-rin, ..,,,1 s..i.i.i loin. 00,1 .,ir..i,. ... ter in lir h-ind. ' I do not wi 'li to read it par- n's addre-ses, and never, never, see" 'him son more. "This, sir, I cannot; I will see him once more, for the h-t tune, this evening. I will practice no deceit, I1.1t I will tell him what is neccssiry. There, sir, you have my word, and may the Almighty ever pre-erve you and your. from the bitterness of poverty ! " " Well might the old bironet dread tho cllects of another interview between Margiret and his girl ; yet -uch w is the holy troth of her re-olvv tint ho had not the power to dispule it. lie loll tlie cottage, alter various awkward attempts to give utterance to his contending feeling .Margaret!" screamed her mother, us sho was in nig to her own room. "do. Man.' iret. jn-t come here nnd see how well how youiii' 1 1 -ill. ,. ,.;,l,..v. .. ,,ii ..f ... H.. .i.t .: ...i '!. .... .-.i. , thi, trimming when vou are m irried to Ern'-t I shall dress in whito" I should liko m knmv ' -h it sort nf o m m 1,! r.t ; .,..,1 ir i. i. " ' i ' 'v. ' i . ll iiv l .- i.. - i. i- . . . iiieiv- in uvo mug nr mo -non : near .vi irgaret, added the poor worn m, in all the puro vulgarity of mind, "I should so like to hear a child n'f nine called mv ladv!'" This wis Inn much for her poor diughter, who ro-hed into lier little 1 lumber, nnd. liurvin-. her face in her bands. yielded to emotion which, fir a time, were ton j powerful to submit to tho control ol rea-ou. j 'I'll'-' evening of th it eventful d ty was clear J nndluhny; the Ibwers nf early spring dis-cini- : ' n iteu tueir irigranee over every nttio weed and 111 ide of orass. till thev wero all iliiore'm itoil with a tmyt sweet odor: the lew in-ects"which tho April sun call-into exi-tence, dun weirilv to tho yoini ' tendrils for su. p irt, and tho oak- post, than amid such a scene as this," sho Kiid,"'1 01lr conlulence, though, I know, ' as sho leaned against a gnarled trunk or.a with 1 me adrilt you con-cut to mv union with an other, though you have often slid, tint the union itnn uioweii uv au.-cuon was inueeu unholv. Is riches and good nam " nicues ; rep.-ai-d n-r lover (like all lovers), contemptuously ; " wilh vou 1 should not need I liieitl. "lilt your family : von ran save, tben, from tho misery of siverty-.rom tho id nme-spoi,! cnihl to hor sex. iiierotsnn necessity to re that marks, and blights, 1UIJ curses all whom jt capitulate the ecstasies, plans, and arrangement appro irhes. I should hue remembered," she I'1"' ucceeded, and in which .Margaret took no ad led, with unwonted asperity, ' lh.it it rested i lu,r.,;1 . . . , . u ion us, and not have sum-red vou to lie con.i. taminatcd by itt inllucnce. M.any wore tho Words ho used, and tho rea sons he. urged, to shako what he called her mad resolve. Ho appealed to her iill'i-ctmns, hut they were too strongly cnli-led tm the side of duty to heed his arguments ', and after some reproaches on the score of caprice and Inconsistency, Which sho boro with mom pitieticn than womell so cir cumstanced generally possess, he lefi her under feelings nf strong excitement and displeasure. He had not given himself time to consider tho sacrifice she made i he felt an (I she deserted him from a feeling of overstrained pride; and bitterly hinted (though ho knew it to ho untruo at the time) that it might bo she hud suddenly formed some other attachment. When sho found herself indeed alone, In tho dun twilight, at their old trystlng snot though while lMVa present she had repelled the last charge with true wo manly contempt sho would fain have recalled him to reiterate her blessing, and assure him, that though her resolve was unchangeable,' sho loved him with a pure ahd unitllied faith. Had ho turned on his pith ho would have seen lief waving him back ; nod the tears that deluged her pale cheeks would have told bint but ton truly of the suppressed agony sho had endured. Many weeks clap-cd, and' she bad outwardly recovered her tranquility, though she was but ill fitted to go through her dally labors as before, when Ro-e so unexpectedly announced that slid had seen Erne-t, nnd taken a letter from him. When the si-tors entered the little cottage, it was evident that something was necessary lo dispel Mrs. Sunderland's ill temper. " Yes, it's ti pretty little thing; what loves of eyes it ha, and siich nice long ears! Rut really, Margaret, you niu-t not go out and leava me ut home without a sixpence: there was no - ilver in your pur-e, nnd the post-boy cama women. No, it did not go hick : I sent Mary into the little grocer s to InrroW hali-a-crown. You need not got sored, child : I -aid you wera out h id my purse and would repay it to-mor- row Inorillllff. 1 ' ' en -no ougm 10 m.mge ueuei , 1 m-.i. used to be without money 111 i-oiiuai. u 1.- vtry odd ' and -0 ran on thi- incon-idcrate lady, un til the heart ofher youtige-t-uori! ached witlim irom pjuuci cciinies- aim stuuie at. ner 1 sclu-hne-s. tieu'arly now ; it might have a bineful ellect 1 upon me none-t purpo-e vvinco, 1 u u-i in 'shall hive strength tn accompli-h. And now. de.ire-t. .-it here and Imk nver thisotlur letter I have received from Ijoudnt.1 Ro-e took the piper that Margaret offered, and moved fro'ii opposite the cricked looking-glaJ which girni-hed tho simple dressing-table, ' I'll stand here, piea-e si-ter; I cannot bear tositop;io-i!e that disagreeable, trumpery glass; it makes toy no-e crooked. Oh ! Maggy, do vou reineinlier the beautiful mirrors we bad in iledford-square, and my prett, llltlo bed, with it-pile-pink -ilk curtains, Ihiqml with ro-es I ll-dgho! I did not know what a patched quilt meant then ; and she glanced contemptuously ! al clean, but humble, coverlet ol their tun- 1 l,,e eoucli. ... 1 'k'ar Rose, do be so nous, and read. 'Wh.it an tiiiL'eiiteel-lookin? letter! such clr-o piper, and such a scribbidy-cniobely hind !' Whatever lbs hind or paper might be. utter she had fairly Commenced, the did not . , .., 1 , , I I .1 A .. .. curt i L- until slio li:nl loiislin.l tlio neroal " ' i . ". , v., .., , : from beginning to end; and then, with one loud arm-. " .Margaret, dear Margaret to think of your taking this so quietly, when I, my dear si-ter I shall certainly ln.-e my senses. We sh ill bo lich, more rich lltm ever j and you can marry Ernest dear, kind Ernest and we can live in 1. union, and keep our carriage, and Nay, si ter, do let lite break th it odious gl;is, 0 Mar giret, I am so" happy ! let us go tell our mother IT irot, 1 am s 1 heg her pirdon ; and you shall Slvo .vu,ir pupils : dear, beautiful letter ! let )lla rc 1,1 " "train ;' and the second periuul threw sho will en deavor to thwart mv resolve-." " lliw.itt your resolves I" replied Rose, in a-tonishinent ; 'why, what result es ran you h ive, except to marry Erneft, and bo ns happy as the day is long I" " I shall never in irrv Ernest Ileathwood," replied her sister, in u trembling voice," though ' lunnuuy snail no more nappy man i vicr au- .. I :.. .1. ! . ... .11 TI said nc- nnd that a been and itely In ('.ilc.itti, iK-queo'lied by will ins provrty, i "'" ik l" ") ' Hn"-'t 's""l,,,tl 'J. who, n tho words nl Ins sin- , guiar le-iameui, ihuul-iu uneiiuc.i nun uy ' 'nl ord.'ed, and mu-t ever bo eonsideied :i holyday; und when her mother went out, doubt- " e - ru.f"