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VOL.j I. ' CHARLOTTE, N. C, 'SUMiCH
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His the Province of Poetry to hallow the
sphere in which it moirg, and breailit around
it an odor more exquisite than the rose or
ike lUy. f .
"THrtJKING OF YOU.
I thought that 'my. heart luid grovrn
And lo lovirp hal sighed its adieu ;
Hut in ;jitt of m self and -of fate,
I am often times tliinking of you, j
JTlie lanpn're of pa'pFion is sweet, , j
.And it fails oil tins t-oul like ihe dew:
uui i juow i: iut mres to occc.ve
wiiy aih I
thinking of you ?
Could I fly from this wilderness' wrrld
To a heart that was lovinir and true;
. -Could I live :d) my hie by your Vide,
I wouhl !iv6 ai?'l die thinking of you.
Provoking a Preacher to An-
' . ger, ;
A inaTi was onee employed to
provikra- t errain preacher to an
rer (ind .he "undertook the task in
iivrn 'he, -vou arc a fool !'
I know thiitT said the. preach
es r, 4 and knew it sometime before
you mentined it t me'.' I
4 You :ue iiiiiorant.V j
Vl know "''that .and have been
tryinir be clear from it bv learn
itisr to know mvsi'if.1
Y'u arc not lit to preach.'
' I know that, and laily won-.
2er "that God should bless an in-
utrument so unlit
joi sueii an M"-
portnnt wrk. !
4 YoiroMirht to be carried out
cf town, to have justice ;dcne
4 1 know that, and according to j up ,u tllfe principle that an
justice out of the w,or!d too, lor I j uv p .r!on is alwftvs 'virtuous.,
long ago.forl'eited my lif ' ;. .ILWd on, Kate! The victim is
4 You are not -worthy the n, I readv."'
iee of any lysp-ctable cJiariietbr - Vfth,"- Roll; I'm afraid she
on earth 1 ! lieard vou." .
4 1 know that, and yet these are j j 8Pcoms more the inT
the only character who take any ; induction was performed, and
respectable notice of m.' j Rolf and Miss Lenox were seated
4 You are not worth talking to i .J01je. . .
orn- ' . . U'. "You are a stranger in our
-I know that and it iss.ngubr t of lhe ,iniver,el believe?"
that vou should aekuowleage.j it ai(1 Rof.. Qng tjat he. UQ
..?v u,cu.,,uu ,v, ....... ...
mg contrarv to wiiat you sav is
never saw such a person as
you are.' I 1
4 1 jinow that, but I cannot say
90 of vou, for vour father's chif
dren are numerous, and there is a
lALu.iv j liveliest turouif n txie wiioiv.
A girl sixteen years old baa
carried the mails over thirty-four
voiles of Iowa road 'three time?
' :i x t. .i. .'i.i,, i
per week all wicter. j
Que Ef oEje
Rolf, you .have not done your
duty tn-nilit ; you have ..been
out here, smoking instead of
fjome, .1 ; shall
let vou oft anv h)nrer:; 1 want
someone to dance with Miss
Lenox ; he is a stranger, and
we must be polite to her."' - ' ;
"Have inerey on me, Kate, it
is too warm to dance to-night."
'JNonsense.! iou mean you,
are too lazy. .
4WI1? I don't know . which
"wfutld "be the worst, to dance, or
have vou talk to me."
"Impudent!" -;.-;V ".v
It you won t go tiway, 1 sup-
pose I !uust,c).ne.? ; .
Ins arnio his sis1W;and top.thf
thev entered .the dancing, saloon.
.''There "she is; the '.young, girl
bv the window." sail Mrs Adams
to Rolf "
4'Ileavens ! ivate, ni list J
I always dance' with th!e mrliest
irirls in voiir rooms?"
VeIl, she is not pretty, 'Rolf,
but then beimtv is 'not : evervthintr.
Xodoubt she talks well." re-
turned Mrs. Adams, in .th:it
g hf'v itvinr tone which a ret-
t , ,?1T,o':, -bi.ii srumHmr
jf a h ck of beautv
ed no 1Jltentlon to bejffin the con
vernation. ; '
Iler eTes had been fastened on
the floor, and at his words s-he
blushed deeply, apparently! with
a' great effort she "ironounce'd:the
word 4Yes.' T ' t
"Evidently from the country;
painfully shy, and not at all pret
ty," was his inward comment.
" "Have- vou Jikeft vour visit
here, so far ?"
"No ves I I mean ves
i verv 1
i . - - L - - ... . i i . - - - n
enji!3 w1nt& b- tiirhs. H 1
sRolph Kanleih' l(okel at her
runoiuv.:f "15v -love I 1 lnifrht
tTnoiif v.-f, "By iove I I iniclit
ii I niosti 1 1 a n Ic 1 1 atf si i e i s v i n t love
Avitli inefl6veat- first 6iht!
lloii'e.-TiTrI; bin BhedV thou "ht
"Hine:ou been livinsr in ;4he
eouKtrv',; M t s3 Len x ? f She'll
thbik I!m: lne:ed inquisitive ! j I
doift wiUij. to know ' where- she
J lyeMVii t; : 1 j;Q5" won't,- talk, and j I
mu ? tisar in l e t h i iig.' ' rTh clatter!
i art P A hisjieech was , delivered
lnternallv.5:?' . ? -
,' ; In v the country, I believe,"
returned jb) gar .cHufu'sedl'i;r'.,iJ
: : "She' believes. Is the srirl a
f(ol ?''Tns was also t( himself
; A-few uioreVineffeetual effirts
on 1 us r a r t' -j h d the cm i versa ti o n
ceased;;- RcdiVway gettiiilihtly ,11"0" mat i am not qmu , ;
piqued at Ids-failure to draw h.'ri a fool, neitner am I in Jove with v:l p
.nio?)oseti mar tnevMiomo on
the ( la nee: to his intiuite ix'her j
she c iiisented.. j V i t e r a f e w turn s
he led her to a seat, and in. a
short1" time excused himself'.-
Passing :.ont;-upbii the piazza e
threw hi iiself into a chair and
gave a sigh of intense relief ,
"Rolf old fellow,- voii-look as;if
a mountain had been" 'lifted from
your shoulders' sail a young
niaii- who was standing near
him.. ' ! .
. 4Y"ou sliow infinite penetra
tion. A mountain in "the shape
of a girl, 'has just been taken
off"' . . .." -." ;,; :;f
"The irirl vou were dancing
"YTes, the same. You wit
nessed the sacrifice, then ? When
Kate jrives parties, I always
dance with the ugly girls. This
one was not on v uerlv. hut a .
tool." ;; V
In a like strain Rolf gave free
vent to liisithoughts, and, as for
tune would have it, Miss Lenox
was seated inside, at the very
window outside of which he was.
At the sound of her own name '
she rose tb he feet, but seeing ; mahaged to-; be always, near
that the throng was. so great tllat j Hagar," and all his masciilin
she could not "pass, she; quietly ' -friends ralHed him abo,ut his flir
reseated herself. As she liste)ied j tation with Miss Lenox, and -all
to his candid expression o'ff his j his feminine looked daggers at
opinion of herself, a .slightly sar- j Hagar, who smiled sweetly,; and ,
castie smile rested on' licr face, seemed ' perfectly unconscious of
but it was the only evidence that their jealousy, and encouraged
she heard. Rolf the more. . ,
'T hat evening when J slier had-j i Rolf was soon forced ' to' ..tie-.
closed her door, she:
in backihtr hlack&hair, ! gt
, intently at her face.
, 4tNo, it is certainly not a pretty
face' shel an8yeredconlposedlJ,
as if in answer to . a queetion.
'But I did not know;that J could
be such a. fool as to care for ; u
man's opinion of me. ,llarar'
Lenox, I am ashamed of you'. My
lord thinks that I must be in lovo . . '
with him because l blusiredf when
he sjHie. h I vthiiikjV -befi)
pa rt, sir,' I; wi 1 u ndecei vtr 'you.'' ' I - , .' -'
For a long timp she sat with I ; -
herhaiids i fi)jded,and her ' splelidid ; L v
dark eyes looking dreamily be
fore her; at length she rose w to ;
1 lyr feet, a nd 1 aiighi ng in a low " - " ''c
tone, said while ber eyes;glittcr- :
ed ;brilliantly, 4I th'ink,.: Mr.V
Jinleigh, before we part you will
m uuu im im. iu(mci"n. uhc
seated I:erself beside him, smiling
inwardly at ' his self-concealed
lissatistaction. At V first they
mer.ehvexcharigcd good morning,
but Hagar exerted herself and in
a few minutes he found; himself,
to his great surprise, drawn into
a lively conversation with the
woman who the night before
could hot -.open'; her lips- As he
talked to her be marvelled how
he could have .tailed, her ugly ;
but, true to say, Hagar Lenox
si lent, and Hagar Lenox tal king,
were two different persons,
Perhaps, its she talked to Rolf,
she raised her 'midfcight eves''
oftener to his face- than wa'
absolutely neeessaryl Few Yuen
can resist a woman who is deter
mined to please, and Rrlf was
tiot an exception tathe rule. ;
JJetore!t)reaktast was over . uc
.acknowledged t'nat i Miss Lenox
was.a very chartiimg girl, and m
a week he called himself aj fool
for ever thinking hor stupid! .Bo
the golden summer days slifi)ed
b-, filled up with all kinds - ol
gaveties anu pleasures; Kol;
'knowledge to himself that