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ULVIN H. WILEY,
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W-n ELTON WADDELL, JR
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HA LEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, SATURDAY, JULY 2, 1853.
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SELECT POETRY.
THE STREAM OF TIME.
. BY JOHN SWAN.
: It is a silent stream .
i Calm as a quiet sleep :
To a stnmge repose, L
The still stream flows,
"Where the mourners cease to weep.
It is a wide spread stream,-
And every valley fills;
It covers the plains.
And the high domains .
Of '"the everhihting hills.
. It is a ceasvless stream ; (
- t ore ver flowing fast,
', Like a solemn, tide
The oean ide ,
Oi the farpunfathomed past. .
Itis a mighty stream; '
Y Eesisiless in its sway ;
The loftiest thi'igs.
The strongest kingv
It carries with ease away. L.
It i-s a precious stream ;
: For pearls of price untold
Reward the care
Of thie. searcher there,
And its sands are sands of gold.
Through silent realms of night;
Through" every glorious dime :
J5y night and day
Qh its wijierspread way,
Fast flows the stream of time. .
SONG TO KATE.
,We find the followiog in the Burlington (Vt.) Sen
tincl, and feel pretty w-ll a-surcd that e do not err
in attnbutinir the authorship to John u
nitty editor of, that papiir :
ity ;eyes ! how lj love you,
You sweet little aovc you
'Tl)ere's.iio one above you,
Mosttbe.iutiful Kitty;
' So glossy ypur" hair is -Like
a sylph's or a f .iry'.,
And your neck I jleclare is
-Exquisitely pretty!
' . Quite Grecian your nose is,
. " And yoihj.cheeks are like roses
So' delicious 0, Moses.!
Surpassingly sweet 1
Not the beauty of tulips,
Kor the taste ofmi.it juleps,
Cka compare wi;h your two lips!
j: Most beautiful Kate !
fcsaxe the i
.Not the black eye of Juno, ' '
Nor. Minerva's of blue, no,-
Nor.Veiius's, you know,
' '" Can equal yoiSr Own !
Oh, how my heart prances
And frolics and dances,
: "When, its radiant glances, .
J r ' Upon me are thrown !
' . . .
And tiow, dearest Kitty,
It's not very preity
' Indeed, it's a pity,
. : - r;i To keep me in sorrow ! r
' So, if j-ou'll but chime in,
We'll .have done! wi.h our rhyming,
Swap (Jupid for Hymen, .
' - And be married to-morrow.
SELECTED STORY,
THE DIVORCED HUSBAND ;
. 'j V OR; WOMAN'S LOVE. ',
' Wjho is that very; beautiful ?" asked a young
Englishman of his companion,, as they leant for a
moment against one of the marble pillars, to con-
' temnL'rtft at. leisurp. the pnelmnt.imr eprif -vpli.inli a
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Parisian ball presents to the eye of the stranger.
The young girl afluded to was exquisitely lovely;
with a petite and child-like figure, a fair, bright
fue-and a pair of the1 most mischievous blue eyes
tlii I Sepuld bo imagined although the demureness
of lier Present attitude made them annwar softened i
.if not subdued. -Her head was bent a little for- ;
Avaiu. ana a nrorusion 01 i'r u. si nnv cur s it- nn-
on hfir w ntft shou hWs. and contrasted st.ranmdv !
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. In ' th'oip lirir!itnpc with birk iin(jr!ilrl luii. t'
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her-satin robe, the front and sleeves of which were
clusnod with iliamniidi nf inesl itn:i)ilt '-vjiIiip
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' . By her side sat .a young man, attired with stu
died plainness," although the turn - of his finely-
felia)ed h.ead, the, tire of his dark, melancholy .eyes,
and; the
e troubled' expression of his pale, handsome
s, rendered him an object of whom one
features
wo'Uld know more
r 4 It is Mademoiselle Verncy, replied the young
and on the eve)f marriage with that solemn look
JPg personage by- her side. ' -
r one must be very yolrng ? said the Eiig.ish-
man
bhe is scarcely eighteen, was tue replv : "and!.
jwiiiul as she is beautiful."
"And her lover ?" i
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'.."Ah! th ere lies the disparity; he has nothing
' nMsnltitalt. r,.l,; j j i - j:
absolutely notnin? and is as nronn as he is noor !
uv iesieiie, witn tier beauty and her" fortune, ; o 1, 4:, .f,!- i v n,-.f tr. ho
.:ur i..,a' i i i i17, i . i al and we seriously advise the lover not to De
might have chosen her a, husband among the no- , t , Q t n .
V.ls nfthp Imrl K,.f i r i i absent longer than he can help.
!iS MWeun i3 CLTashS !: The following day, Auberfn found the whole
. wit enough to persuade ffiia fffi LPartrdrawf UP l kmtollowx-.
" Persuade her ?" repeated U e nS Sm an ' " his -large arm-chair at' the !ead of a table
V -" Yes. f.r sdie is butV.S Za 1 J covered with parchments, and:M. Dumont, the nd-
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:.ed her mind and repented a dozen times before
I she comes of age. And as -for.Aubertin's haviii
agy real disinterested affection for her, we know !
too much of the world; to believe that, mv friend " !
,Ulg
'Ana tne young count laugnea scornfully, as he
drew his comnanion away. .
-"You are ill, Claude V said Lestelle, anxiouslv
'?s she -watched the changed expression of her lov-
face,: and marked his haughtily contracted
brow and flashing eyes. " Have I said any thin
'.to offend you ?"
, '.Will you forgive me, dearest, if I confess that'
ri. have not heard a word you have been saying for f
tne last . five, minutes f murmured Aubertin, ab-
-ij.ue young beauty tossed bacK tue curis irom
. her white brow, and put up her pretty lip; but she
r 'lid not reply ; and the long silence that ensued was
I- hroken at length by Claude.
r " Sha 1 1 tell you, Lestelle," he asked, in a lov
. :voce " hat the Count de Tours hi just been
saying about us ? and he speaks, doubtless, from
the common rumors and'opinions of society."
'; As you will !" replied Lestelle, coloring slight- -ly,
and trvieg to speak with 'inditiVrence. :
" lie callt d you a; fond, romantic girl, Lestelle,
and me an adyentHier 1"
:. " And can the idle words of such as he have the
power to move you thus, Claude?" said Lestelle,
gently ; "or do you think," she added with an
arch smile, " that such a prize.as mvself is to be
r attained without exciting euvious j-eifi:frk f i That,.
I am foud and .romnntic I confess : ever since I
can remember, in my drerrms of young romance I
pictured to myself an ideal being whom I could
Iive; but never were' girl liood's? visions realized as
mine have been that is, if my hero does not spoil"
all by his too scrupulous pride:" '
' " 13ut I have not told you all yet,1' continued ;
Aubertin, while his haughty frown relaxed beneath
the witchery of her smiles: "he said, too, that,
but for me," with' your wealth and beauty, you
might have commanded one of the most spleudid
matches in the kingdom." . i j
'' And would that have insured my happiness ?"
asked Iv-stelie, "Oh that we lived in the old
times of the fairies, and that I might have one
wish '' :
"'And what would that be ?" inquired her lover.
"That we might change situations with one an
other : that you could have 'all the wealth,; and I
be a poor girl, blessed only with your affections !
Claude, I should feel no humiliation, no gratitude
in receiving all from you love would have equal
ized 114!" . ' '
" I fear that your creed is rather a theoretical
than a practical one, Lestelle," said Aubertin, with
a mournful smile.
" if I could but convert you to its belief, I think
I shmld have nothing left to wish for," repiied the
young girl, in a whisper ; and there was 110 shade
fipon tlie-'open brow of her lover, as he mingled in
l',e hrjlliant throng with his beautiful and devoted
miuess.
The evening passed away ns . evenings do when
we are most h;tjy ; for,Jwith all its lieart-buiu-ings,
its disappointments occasioned, perhaps, by'
the absence or coldness, of the only one amidst, a
thousand for whom we have dressed and smiled-
a ball is a blight e'poch-in the' lives of the vouiig.
"1 shall see you to-morrow, CiaiKie ?" said Les
telle, in a timid voice, , as .tliy 'stood together,
waiting for her carriage to draw up.
" Of course," replied Aubertin, gloomily: "I
have received a formal invitation, to meet vour
guardians and the notary, to sign the deed relative
to the finaf settlement of your property."
"It will soon be over f said Lestelle, laying her
hand imploringly upon his arm. "And you will
bear this trial for my sake, Claude,?"
" Mv sweet Lestelle ! but I will make no prom-
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-j ises. ' You shalr see how patiently I will listen to
M. rradel s arrogant taiiwts, and now Dumbly sxia
gratefully I will conduct myself !"' . .
" Claude !" interrupted Lestelle, almost tearfully,
"yo,u. are speaking now in bitterness and mocke
ry v . '
" No, en. verite " replied her lover, laughingly.
But good night now, Lestelle, and God bless
you.". '
lie relinquished the hand he' held, and ns the
carriage whirled rapidly away, the smile faded up
on diis dips, and he walked home in moody thought
fulness. , ' " '
It was a severe trial for the good spii it.of Claude
Aubertin; much as. he loved Lesteile, to consent
to owe everything to 1h.t to subject himself to
the mortifying surmises of those who judged -of
him by their own worldly and perverted imagina
tions. Ai.id there were times when he almost de
termined to give her up for ever, although the de
struction 'of his own peace and hers should be the
consequence ; while at others he thought of doing
something to prove himself worthy of her love.
But a name and fortune are not very easily obtain-'
ed in these days, even by the roost talented : and
"in the interim a thousand things iniyht happen.
Lestelje ipight grow old or die ! or she j might
cease to love hi in for the heart has its changes
and its seasons, none of which however,-resemble
its first freshness and purity. The attachments of
our "girlish days may last through- womanhood,
i and even to old .age itself; but every year we live,
more of earthly feeling, more of the world's wisdom,
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becomes less unseltisti less iueai moie luuomu
peihaps, but less passionate and devoted.! And.
who could; be sure that the faith- of one so beauti
ful arid admired as the young heiress would be
preserved pure and unbroken, through trial and
temptation, amidst ambition and flattery, and with
him to whose protection she had clung so conn-
Singly, absent for an unlimited, period; in a foreign
land? ' Woman's fidelity is proverbial; but'afteT
all -we are but mortal, and
"Look through thp world, and this .truth you will find.
. That once out ot sight, you are soon out ot mind."
It was all very well in the days of old, when, on
the departure of the true knight, the constant fair
one would shut herself up iu h,er lonely tower, out
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ii7 iit-p mail nnc pm nv i ir wiarv uiLeiviii in iia-
I tening to the noble deeds of hi ancestors, and em
broidering a gorgeous scarf to present him on his-
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return; in. in uiese uavs w.uair, iumK,.'u.
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heanx. tti e vou n sr ama nee lias a mucu naruer ui-
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tary a hard featured, cold, methodical-looking be
nW seated at his right ; while on the opposite
side. Lestelle sat with her elbow resting on the ta-
ble and, her head bent down ; , and as sue sngniiy
raised it on the entrance of her lover, he saw that
her eyes were red and swollen from excessiv-e weeping.
! lliivluS bov'ed to tn.e tnue' , - t .
trembling hand ot lesteiie to n,s nps i.
I down' and waited caln1 f i . T"
I mence tne t.usiness inai, au. .u'uS- "v. -
; frether.
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" You are aware, M, Aubertin, .said ine oia
gentleman, at length, " that my ward is- very
young, and. that, in accepting1 you for, her future
husband,"she acts-cdntrary to my wishes, and de
monstrates the natural wilfulness of her sex ?"
." All this is not new to me," replied the young
man, while he stole an arch look at Le?telle, who
was watching him with breathless anxiety.
" Well, then, we may as well come to the point
at once.- Without mv consent vmir marriaire can-
not take iplace until Mademoiselle Verney is of
age a period of which it wants nearly three years;
and your signing this, deed, by which the whole
of her property is settled unalienably upon herself,
without giving any oue else power to' draw or. dis
pose of one sou of it, is the only condition upon
which the hand of Lestelle shall be yours."
A crimson flush passed over the cheek and brow
of Claude. Aubertin, and there was a moment's
pause, during which the keen. glance of the old
,irtao, the cold scrutiny of the notary, and the plead-i
mg eyes of the anxious girl were faiecT eagerly up
on his face. The struggle, however, was but o
short duration ; and, with a cheerful smile upon
his face, he held cmt his hand for the paper, and
glancing rapidly over its contents, instantly affixed
his name.
" It is well," said M. Fradel, complacently, "Now,,
mademoiselle."
The hand of the young girl trembled so violent
ly that Aubertin was obliged to guide it; and
when the signature was at length completed, she
flung herself upon his bosom, and wept long and
passionately. Even the notary was moved into
something like sympathy, and, gathering up his
papers, hastened to follow his patron from the
room, and leave the lovers at full liberty
to give
vent to their feelings; but reiraixl for the timid
and weeping girl, who clung ,0 him so fondly and
imploringly, subdued the offended pride of Claude
Aubertin, and he had little difficulty in soothing
her fears, and winning back the sunshine of her
happy smiles.
A few days after this they were married, and the
three sucrfii ding years which glided past so happi
ly with them, are marked in characters of blood in
their eountryWnnals. Now. it was that the innate
nobility of the mind asserted its superiority over
the mere hereditary nobility of name and station
lhat the barriers of rank and aristocracy were beat
en down, and men owned no limits to their own
wild wills. Claude Aubertin was a. revolutionist
in the best sense of the word his proud spirit
had' been, stung by the woridly scorn of those
whom he inwardly despised ; but -hot for this did
he turn upon his oppressors not for any feeling
save the pure and holy love of liberty ; and when
that name became prostituted to the very worst
purposes when it was made the watchword to
crime and blooJshed -he yet clung 'to it as in his
first .hour of youthful enthusiasm, and trusted eve
rything to its power when the first intoxication
should have passed away, and be succeeded by an
age of reason and rationality.
Lestelle loved her husband too well not to have
imb ibed his principles ; and the costly saloons of
la bcller citoyenne, as she was called, were nightly
thronged with the leading political characters of
the times. But Lestelle was no longer a girl,
U3U"!S "w,u tuc iuuwii.gs KiausDiuopp3'jQrid'-:Qf::&afety nad, conformed to the
it. .tier smiles were less trequent, and tiad often
a purpose to answer which those who looked up-
o 1 her fair and bright face never dreamed of. There
was many a proud aristocrat who, although he j
knew it not, owed life aud fortune to that beauti
iul and resistless pleader. ;
The only cloud that rested on the happiness of
Lestelle was occasioned by. the scrupulous reserve
of A-ubertin on all affairs' connected with her prop
erty nor could her fondness and devotion remove
the unpleasant feeling which, a consciousness of his
Aotal dependence upon his wife was likely to. en
gender in his proud and sensitive spirit ; and al
though she tried to obviate the difficulty by a lib
erality which pained far more than it pleased him,
still there were moments when he bitterly felt the
want of funds which could only be drawn-through
her instrumentality, and which he would have died
rather than ask for.
Of late it had been observed that Lestelle was
much altered : she would sit for hours in an atti
tude of deep thought, and was peevish and ab
stracted when roused, as if the plans which she
was-evidently arranging in her own min.d required
the concentration of every thought and energy.
She would be absent, too for hours together, no
on ; knew where, accompanied only by her attend- j
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am sue, me genue ana timid, wlio but a tew
months before had feared to venture from home!
without the protection of her husband. But Au
bertin, altlKmgh, he felt the alteration, asked no
questions : he had too much faith in her affection
to have the remotest idea of the fearful shock that
awaited him.
One morning, contrary to her usual custom, Les-.
telle took her breakfast in her own apartment, send
ing a message by her maid requesting the presence
of her husband at twelve exactly in her boudoir;'
and Aubertin, not being" abl at the moment to in
vent any decent excuse for refusing to comply with
her request, reluctantly promised to attend her at
the hour appointed, determined that the meeting
should be as brief as possible, as he imagined that
it merely related to matters of a pecuniary nature,;
a subject of "which he always entertained a nervous,
horror. , '
'-'Is it possible," thought Claude, "that she can
have generously anticipated my wish to possess
sufficient funds at my disposal to prove of bene
ficial service to our country ? And yet, even if it
were so, and her guardian consented, I would nev
er accept them !"
At the appointed time Aubertin presented him
self at the door of his wife's boudoir, the first
glance at which confirmed his previous suspicions
as to the purport of his visit. Lestelle was not
there, but M. Dumont the same whom he had
met once before at her guardian's stood bending
over a very business-like sheet of parchment.
" Pray seated, monsier " said the little notary :
" Madame Aubertin will be here directly." .
j. Claude bowed coldly, and took the offered chair
in silence.'
Glcrious times, monsieur !" said Dumont, rub
bing his withered hands together; "glorious times
we live in now ! The age of liberty in every sense
of the word !"
Claude acquiesced by another bow.
" You have doubtless heard of the new law of
revolutionary divorce?" continued Mr. Dumont;
" a very good a very excellent law, monsieur ?"
" A very convenient one, I should think," replied
Aubertin, laughing in spite of himself at the solem
nity with which the old man spoke!
" Claude Aubertin'" said the notary, after a
pause, " I am a man of few words a man of bu
siness and it is as well to come to the point at
once. Lestelle would avail herself of this oppor
tunity to be divorced from you, and has purposely
left us together in order that I might inform you
of her wishes, to which she entreats that you will
offer no opposition." .
" Accursed liar ! it is false !" exclaimed the en
raged husband "I will never believe it!"
" Claude' said a gentle voice by his side, " as I
hope for your forgiveness hereafter, he has spoken
nothing but the truth ! And now for both our
sakes let this scene be a brief one. At a future
time all Bhall be explained, if you will on ry sign
the pper that sets me free to act as I please;"
Lestelle I" exclaimed the bewildered Aubertin,
"can it be, my , Lestelle or do I dream ? What
"av 1 done that . you should deceive me thus ?
ess ! Have I ever sDoken one harsh, one un-
kind word to you, that I do not strive the next
moment to atone for, and obliterate from your
memory by my caresses ? Have I not for your
sake prostrated my proud spirit, and dared the
sneers of the world ? ay, and deserved them for I
trusted I consented to be dependent on a woman
and now she scorns, despises, deserts me!"
" Dumont," said Lestelle, looking imploringly
towards him, " I cannot bear this'!"
Aubertin had forgotten the presence of the little,
notary, but he now looked proudly up, and, recov
ering his usual calmness, said :
"One more question, and I will sign, . Lestelle,
as you hope in Heaven's mercy? do you this deed
willingly?"
" I 'do !" said the wife, faintly.
" And our divorce will insure your happiness ?"
"It will !" she replied more firmly.
"Then be it so." -But as the pen trembled in
his hand, he looked once more upon the flushed
countenance of her who was soon to be lost to him
forever, anil added, in a hoarse voice, " Do you re
member the last deed we signed in this man's pres
ence?", "Perfectly," replied Le: telle ; "and it is that
recollect on which gives me strength to act as I am
doing." '
Aulertin bent down his head, and a hot tear fell
upon the parchment ; but there were no traces of
it as he returned the document, with a low bow,
to the trembling girl. j
" You are obeyed, mademoisdle " 'said he, with
a mocking smile, as he moved rapidly towards the
door.
The white lips of Lestelle moved fast, but they
uttered no sound. She attempted to nfsh forward
and arrest his progress, and her feet seemed glued,
to the floor ; but M. Dumont understood her wish
es, and hastened after the offended Aubertin.
Well, I never could have believed it so at
tached as they seemed to each other !" said a
young citizen to his companion, De Tours the
same aristocratic count who, but a short time before,
would scarcely have condescended to breathe the
Kflin HI r aa Ilia. rlfTwin friend, but whom a Troner
equalling spirit of the age.
" I always told you how it would end !" said
De Tours; "the romance 0 the young heiress has
uaa t;me to cooi aDj sie seizes the'first opportu-
nity that presents itself of becoming free again !"
" And poor Aubertin, what has become of him ?"
"Why, they-sav he takes it very much to heart;
and no wonder, seeing thatdier fortune is scarcely
reduced, and herself, if possible, more beautiful
than ever."
At this moment they were interrupted by the
entrance of Claude Aubertin himself, with Lestelle
leaning on his arm, or rather clinging, in her sweet,
graceful, manner, while her bright eyes sparkled
with happiness as she listened w:th a Hushed cheek
to the whispered accents of her husband, on whose
I countenance a smile of triumphant exultation min
gled with deep love.
" What's this ?" inquired De Tours of a person
who stood near him, and who happened to be the
little notary, M. Dumont; "I thought that the
Aubeitins had availed themselves of the new law,
and were divorced ?",
"And so they were, and married again this
morning !" said the notary, with a knowing twinkle
,of his cold, grey eyes. i . .
" How strange !" said De Tours. i
" Not at-all : according to the first marriage set
tlement, which took place when Lestelle ws a
minor, the whole of her property was so! tied up by
her guardian, that, without her permission, Auber
tin had no power to draw a single sou of it ; but
on coming of age she ha3 availed herself of our
new law of divorce, in order that the money may
be re invested in her husband's name only."
" It was a noble deed !" said De Tours ; "but Au
bertin did not at first know her reasons for wjshing
to be separated from him for I met him late last
night, in the Rue St. Honore, without his hat, and
singing the Marseillaise hymn in a frenzy of despair
and excitement." ' ;
" The brief trial which his feelings have under-
gone was unavoidable," said the notary ; " as
his
proud spirit would never have been brought to
consent to the sacrifice."
" De Toure," said the young citizen, impressively,
and after a short pause, " ages to come, when our
tearful struggle for independence will be remember
ed only with a shudder, the conjugal devotion of
this young girl shall remain as a tale to tell around
the peaceful hearthstone of a winter's m'ght ; and
her name be added to that golden scroll on which
the recording
angel
notes down ' the noble deeds
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of woman." '
A Choice of Evils. Two young officers were
travelling in the far West, when they; stopped to
take supper at a small road side tavern':, kept by a
very rough Yankee woman. The landlady, in a
calico sun bonnet, and bare feet, stood at the heid
of the table to pour out. She inquired of her
guests " if they chose long sweetening, or short
sweetening in their coffee."- The -first officer, sup
posing that "long sweetening" meant a large portion
of that article, chose it accordingly. What was
his dismay when he saw their hostess dip her finger
deep down into an earthen jar of honey that, stood
near her, and then stir (the finger) round in the
coffee. His companion, seeing this, , preferred"
"short sweetening." Upon which the woman pick
ed up a large lump of maple sugar lhat lay in a
brown paper on the floor beside her, and biting off
a piece, put it into his cup. Both the1 gentlemen'
dispensed with coffee that evening. This anecdote
we heard from the sister of one of those officers.
The girls think of hymen and can't help sighing.
When their lovers forsake them they can't help
crying. They sit at the window and can't help
spying. They screw up their corsets, bring on
consumption, and can't help dying. '
THE EOYAL ARMS IN DANGER.
It was with truly affection ate alarm that we wit
nessed the erection of a scaffold a little while ago
in front of Buckingham Palace. We . began to
fear that it might be again necessary that the
Royl residence should be permanently .enlarged,
to correspond with the recent permanent -enlargement
of that very popular periodical (eyery new
number of which is greeted by the nation with all
the affection due to number one) rthe Royal
Family. We should have been extremely sorry to
find that the comfort or convenience of theinrnates
demanded a further outlay in bricks and mortar
on Buckingham palace, and we were, therefore,
delighted to discover that the scaffold was only
r ndered necessary by some repairs that were need
ed to the arms of Royalty. It appears that the
Unicorn had got something which turned out to
be a sparrow's nest some believed it to be a mare's
nest in his eye, while the Lion was suffering
severely from-the loss of the tip of his tail, which
was frost-bitten, and had crumbled off during the
continuous cold weather in April.
We are happy to, say that everything which
skill could devise has been done for the noble an
imals, and the application of Paris plaster to the Li
on's tail has restored it to the proud position which
it ought to occupy. The Unicorn's eye has been
cleverly couched, and its cure is now a matter of
ocular demonstration to everybody. The 'wounds,
of the animals having been dressed, the interesting
crea-ures were supplied with an entirely new coat
of whitewash, in time to correspond with the new
uniforms that will be worn on the occasion of the
birthday of LTek Majesty. Punch.
Solecisms.- We advise our New England
friends to eschew, both in speaking and writing, all
Yaukee phrases that do not convey the exact mean
ing of the woi-fds. For instance '"turn out the tea,"
instead of to ''pour it out." There can be no
turn given, in this process, to the spout or handle
of the tea-pot. On the contrary, it cannot pour
well unless it beheld straight. To " cut the eggs,"
instead of to " beat them." The motion of beat
ing eggs does . not cut them. Braiding eggs is
still worse. But we believe this braiding is not
the same as cutting. What is it?
It is wrong to say that certain articles of food
are healthy. Wholesome and unwholesome-are
the right words. A pig may be healthy or un
healthy while alive;, but after, he is killed and be
comes pork, he can enjoy no health, and. suffer no
sickness.
If you have been accustomed to pronounce the
word " does" as " doo," get rid of the custom as
soon as vou. can. Also, give up saying " pint" for
"point," -'jint" for "joint," " anint". for " anoint,"
&c. Above all, cease saying " featur," " creatur,"
" natur," and raptur."
In New England it is not uncommon to hear the
word " ugly" applied to a bad temper. We have
heard, " he wiil never do for president, because' he
is so ugly." On .ur observing that we had always
considered the gentleman in question, as rather a
handsome man, it was explained that he was con
sidered ugly in disposition.
A British traveler, walking one day in a suburb
of Boston, saw a woman out on a door-step, whip
ping a screaming child. " Good woman," said the
stranger, " why do you whip that boy so severely?"
She answered, " I will whip him, because he is so
ugly."- The Englishman walked on ; but put down
in his journal that " American mothers are so
cruel as to beat their children, merely because, they
are not handsome." .
No genteel - Bostonian should call Fanenil Hall
"Old Funnel," or talk of the " Qui nsey Market,"
instead of " Qu'incy," or speak of " BaCon street,"
or "Bacon Hill." That place was so called from
a beacon, or signal pole with a light at the top,
and never was particularly celebrated for the pack
ing and smoking of pork.
The word " slump," or " slumped," has too
course a sound to be used by a lady.
When you have exchanged one article for anoth
er, say so, and not that you have " traded it."
The Behavior Book.
Labor. The following is a beautiful tribute to
Labor.
" Why, man of idleness, labor rocked you in the
cradle, and has nourished your pampered, life
without it, the woven silks and wool upon y.our
back would be in the silk worm's nest and the
fleeces in the sherpherd's fold. For the meanest
thing that ministers to the human want, save the
air of heaven, man is to toil indebted, and even the
air by God's wise ordination, is breathed with labor.
It is only the drones who toil not, who infest the
hive of the active like masses of corruption and de
cay. The lords of the earth are working men, who
can build or cast down, at their will, and who re
tort the sneer of the "soft handed," by pointing,
" to their trophies wherever art, science, civilization
and humanity are known. Work on men of toil !
thy royalty is yet to be acknowledged, as labor
rises upward to the highest throne of power."
Labor is not only essential to true dignity and
independence, but to happiness. It is necessary to
ensure the strength and health of the body, with
out iwhich the mind must suffer and become the
prey of anxious and fearful thbughts. Without oc
cupation of some sort, there can be no conlented
ness of heart. It is the greatest preservative from
both sorrow and sin. The hardest work in the
world, and the most demoralizing, is doing nothing.
bto state or individual can prosper where Labor in
any of its forms is despised.
Philosophy and Fish. It may surprise some
readers to learn, that in the latter part of the six
teenth century, kingdoms were thrown into con
sternation, and the learned men of Europe into a
whirlpool of controversy, by a simple herring. In
1787, a' herring was caught in the Baltic, having
something like Gothic characters marked upon its
sides. This odd fish was taken to Copenhagen, and
the Danish and Swedish savants declared it to be
an omen of some signal misfortune to the human'
race. The king, unsatisfied, sent it to Rostock, from
whence it made the tour of the German universities,
each learned Theban giving a different interpret
ation of the mystical letters. Ponderous folios were
written on this enigmatical fish, the general idea
being, that it foretold the conquest of Europe by
the Ottoman, In 1596, a somewhat similarly
marked herring was caught on the coast of Pomer
ania ; and Eglin, a distinguished professor of theo
logy at Zurich, wrote a bulky tome, to prove that
the mystical marks gave the long-required explan
ation of the dark passages in . the Book of Revelation.
HOME.
BY REV. WILLIAM CROSWELL.
I knew my father's chimney top,
Though nearer to my Imart than' eye,
And watched the blue smoke reeking up
Between me and the winter sky.
Wayworn I traced the homeward track,
My wayward youth had left with joy ;
Unchanged in soul I wandered back,
A man in years, in heart a boy.
I thought upon its cheerful hearh,
. And cheerful hearts'" untainted glee,
And felt, of all I'd eeen on ear.h,
This was the denrest spt to me.
SWEET THOUGHT.
Whenever we find our temper Hiffled towards a
parent, a .wife, a sister, or a brother, we should
pause, and thiuk that in a few months or years
they will be in the spirit-land, watching over u, or
perchance we shall be there watching over them
left behind. The intercourse of life between dear
ones should be like that between guardian angels.
As charming Hunt sings : .
How sweet it were, if without feeble fright,
Or dying of the dreadful beauteous sight,
An angel came to us, and we could bear
To see hiro issue from the silent air . -At
evening in our room, and bend on ours .
His eyes divine, and bring u from his. bowers,
News of our de;r frie'nds, and children who;
never .
Been dead, indeed as we shall know for ever,
Alas! we think not what we daily see
About our hearths angels that are to he,
Or may be if they wiil, and we prepare
Their souls and ours to nieet in huppy air
A child, a friend, a wife whose soft heart pings
In unison with ours, breeding its future wings.
have
Turkish 'Female Names. In a recent work,
giving an account of a female boarding school es
tablished by Missionaries in Constantinople in 1845,
is given the following with regard to names :
' Doodoo in American, signifies Miss; and it is
always placed after the name instead of before it, as
with us. Tokoohi Doodoo is Miss Queen. This is
a very common name with the Armenians, and we
always have had several of that name in school.
Soorpoohi Doodoo is Miss Holiness. Aroosiag
Dooloos Miss Morning Star. This Morning Star
is now an assistant in the school, ami a very im
portant helper. Aybraxis Doodoo is Miss Good
Works. Sophik Doodoo is Miss Wisdom. This
Miss Wisdom has recently been Married to Mr.
Glad Tidings, viz: Avedis, which in American
signifies good news or glad tidings. Another one
has been married to Mr. Resurrection, viz : Haroo
tuu. '
Scraping Acquaintance. The Gentleman's
Magazine gives the following as the probable origin,
of this saying : The Roman Emperor Hadrian en
tering a bath, saw an old soldier scraping himself
with a tile. He recognised the man as a former
comrade, and ordered him a sum of money and a
costly set of bathing garments". Thereupon all the
old soldiers of th imperial army became as anxious
to claim fellowship with the Emperor as thKirk
patricks are endeavoring! to establish kinship with
the Empress of the French. As Hadrian eatered
the bath the day after that on which he had re
warded his former comrade, he saw dozens of old
soldiers scraping themselves with tiles. He under
stood the intent, but wittily evaded it. "Scrape
one auother, gentlemen," said he: "you will not
scrape acquaintance with me !"
The Bible. The present Loid of CasLel, Dr.
) aley, was conversing with a nobleman on the a
bounding of certain moral and social evils, and the
latter said to the Bishop, " What remedy would
you propose for them, Mr. Daley ?" "The Bible,
my lord," replied the Bishop. He then enumerated
auother class of evils; and asked "what remedy,
and received the same answer " The Bible." He
then mentioned some, which he of course conclud
ed would have some different antidote ; but, to his
s'urprise, the Bishop still replied " The Bible my
lord." 44 Why Daley," said he, " you are a quack ;
you have but one remedy for all diseases." " I am
so far a quack,' said the Bishop, " that 1 do believe
the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to be the only
remedy for the moral wretchedness of man, under
every possible variety of circumstances.
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Curious Device in Grafting. The garden
ers of Italy sell plants of jasmines, roses, honey
suckles, &c, all growing together from a stock of
orange, myrtle or pomegranate, on which they say
they are grafted. But this is a mere deception,
the fact being, that the stock has its centre bored
out so as to be made into a. hollow cylinder,
through which the stems of jasmines aud othe"r"
flexible plants are easily made' to pass, their roots
iutermiugling with those of the stock. After
growing, for a time, the increase in the diameter of
the stems thus enclosed, forces them together ;
and they assume all the appearance of being uUited
to one common stem.
Force or Fillal Affectiox. The Savannah
Republican, of Monday last, has the annexed af
fecting paragraph : ' .
" An Irish domestic, laboring under a fit of men
tal derangement, produced by excessive fever,
imagined that her mothep had just arrived from
Ireland. Overjoyed at the thought, she sprang
from her bed, and rushing by her attendant ..nurse,"
ran for several squares towaid the jnarket dock,
where she was under the impression the vessel was
lying, on board of which was the object of her
solicitude and attachment She was overtaken
and brought back in quite an exhausted condition."
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The Christian Choice. I am frail and the
world is fading ; but ray soul is immortal, and
God is eternal. If I place my affections on earthly
enjoy mente, either they may take wings like an
eagle that flieth towards heaven, or my soul may
take its way with the rich fool and go to hell; but
if I choose God for my portion, then mercy and
goodness shall follow me whilst I live, and glory
and eternity shall crown me when I die. I will
therefore, now leave that which I sh all soon lose,
that so I may embrace that which I shall always
enjoy. Divine Breathing:
u Ma, how high you reckon I am Vu Well, I
don't know, sonny how high, are you 1! Well,
I'm ten feet three, inches or three feet ten inches, I
don't know which. I'm some tall aint I ma f
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