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i'. i .r is:, llwr. a:il uncle.' in the
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.!!.; lire in London.
" 1 think th reare ve:y. few
vn Lav; not seen : pray .were you ever
; at a inv
'icd !Vbtjor Harvey ; " I was
tie.: most aw Ail description of
w..ik of an incendiary, and
ii laid to give' its progress ar
!., a Loudon tire either,
i r- tile ncts'as the wave of an
i-ieeurir.g engines and assis
ri It took place in a rc
n. i' D iiiiK-s1 from anv town.
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, v! it was at' the house of,
lli" pai tieulars, uncle;" s;;id
;. ;;! ;:ot make von sad to do
ii liOl. 1
d, Einnne f"r that' fire
f-'e ni. ; 1 '
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i-ui aUe event in ni'
f.r the
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ad ii.Mied ttioir liuUM' much' h.--vond its. value,
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od.ttofial money :
i;v wrong: the house of'mv-
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a v iiiviri
he insurance2!
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l.oWi -r, t.'.ev !o 1 an
a-y ih 'y had i:
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v i ." co.iC-.ii 'O t i' -;iu r
" 1 -a. ai-'- at once i i;
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i . O ill' V H'.X 111- iiL l
o' ;;t eud'-ared t,o them by
!, ;e uioin-y colli 1 replace ;
artie'vj more precious than
e ni vsterv :'they. discover
in the ruins-." .
;iit and wrong: they -Cer-
ta-ii!: gained a treaswi' or rather regained it;
f a- ihe ha'-t possessed it once, and wantonly cast
it a ay.'' ' - .
. 4 !Now, uncle, y ou speak in riddles ; do pray tell
'rrx-if f --ovV J" - ,4
.nrj-if- Harvey looked at Lady Wilmot who gave
a no 1 and smile of assent and he began his nar
rative. " Ab ut twenty years ago, Emma, I went to pay
a yir it to a voting married couple, for whom 1 ha5
a since iv regaid : they lived in a beautiful country-
house, sui rounded bv spacious grounds. It was
Spring ; the w hole lieighboi hood seemed one sheet
.of b'ossouis, and the clustering branches of the
l.!;;e and h.bnrtiiua v,ave- beauiy and fragrance, to
Hi V wan; tulo'.l",:!- in
.deiice of Sir Foar
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.u' uuc n-.iui-ug 10 tuts icoi-
ii. d Lady Falkland, They
were vt.ung,
n is. me, wealth v, intellectual --and
vet-Ill v 'i-
to tin an-was of a melancholy nature,
live '-'.appily together. They had,
;uu the purpose of my jour
. They-,'!M ;
cided on a. sej
ney was to iii-pcct a:id witness a deed of separate
iiiainti nance." ' ''
" U wMa-rv shocking !'' said. Emma; "nothing
can iis;;.i.'y the separatioli of a married couple."
" I do aiiot' quite agree; with y'ou there, my .dear,"
ansueje 1 1km- imcle ; "there w:y be circumstances
: which jiisti'y the painful -measure ; such, however,
were nor the eiret.i ihstatiees . f my friends: the mor
al coudue' of eai'-h wais uninipeachable, and they
were .five fn m extravagance and love of dissija
lion. ; but tja y war e unfortunately too much alike
in respects wlieiv' it would have I e n most ; desira
ble fiiat they should hae ditlVred thev were botli
' ' Haughty, exacting,' ii l ita'ole, impatient off-slights,
ami nervously ieiceltible'of slights whrrelno ono
'. . ; -. ' I
: else wa.uld have de-cried them. I think the faults
were as nearly. as possible equal on each. side. The
lady complained of the want of the attentions of a
lova-r in her husl.iand ; -and- the gentleman com-
piained that his w ife would not condescend to dress,
sing, or siiiile for his. gratification alone, as she was
w ont to do in the days of courtship. They became
contradictory peevish, and sullen, and a fatal want
of confidence ensued on every affair of life, whether
1 j - -1
' How diller. ni from , my' dear father and moth
er J " said Emma ; " who can never keep an-thinga
iin-'tiieirf-iVoin cach otl4r;"'.;
1 !h- confidence w hich, they withheld from each
oiii. r. j uimii d Major;' Harvey, ' they reposed in
vaiio-as quarters -: and several of the friends thus
i.i;.;uo.c;uudy i si nguishiU made use of the idle and
. conunon -place- phrase: "When married people
-cannot hw happily together, it is besrfor them to
separate. 1 tus advice had an effect which sound-'
i',.;I1',lv:v-'1: oeu :;id. iu having. It was accepted by
each ot the parties, and carried into execution. An
eminent. lawyer was directed to prepare a deed of
sepwation. aiid. wh,,u once signed and witnessed,
Lady ilkJa.e-Uwas to quit the residence of her
husband, a-ud return to ln-r parents. My friends,
as you :hayiiagine, wa r not Vitting together. I
was sno-.Mi mj.) .the study i t Sir YA
'gar, and 1 spar
ed no pains or arguments to prevail on him to re
consider his determination, to endeavor to bear with
the little imperfections of his wife, and to persuade
her to be ar with own. lie would not, however
admit that he had given her any provocation ; be
. seemed' thoroughly convinced of her coldness and
want of attachment to him. Alter some cross j
questioning. I ; succeeded in getting him to allow j
that he w as 'occasionally' a little; in itable ; but such j
Jnatibiiity.besaid, would soon disappear, were it
"i .a pt n.ive by the provoking and taunting re-
in i: ivs UJ his w iie;'
lb: should ha-ve been married to such a woman
is my d -ar mamma,'" said Emma ;.u.-le is so mild
'and patient, that she would soften the most irrita
ble temper in the world."
" Do not praise your mother oolite so enthusias-
tically, my love h:1 Lady Wilmot, smiling; "it
is almost as l.yl a jaiiac vourself."
" When I found," continued Major Ilervey. 'hat
ail my persuasions were in vain, I was obliged ta
citly Jo consent to the introduction of Mr. Cham
bers, the "lawyer,, with the deed of separation : he
produced this document out of a tin box, which
appeared to me more fatal than the box of Pando
ra since Hope could not be supposed to repose at
the bottom of it. When the deed, how ever; was
d-TiVi red to liie, I could not but do justice to. the
liberality of Sir Edgar: the fortune brought to liim
by- his w ife was small, and had been settled on her
st'lf for pin-money; but the allowance he proposed
making to hnr was large, evfcn in proportion to his
extensive income. He expresed every wish for ln-r
cuiloit and happiness.' Jler father and mother
were to conic to the hall on thb en-uing lay to
wiiness 'the separation, aid to take theirtlaughter
t o their home. J le asked me whether I -thought
thev would bi) satisfied with the liberality of his
proviVioli for her, and I unhesitatingly answered
in the affirmative
lthough, knowing their kind,
tender and
ling natures, my! very heart was
w i uii' at tlie antidilution of tljeir visit,
I pro
ceeded from Sir Edgar's apartment to. that of Lady
Falkland, vainly hoped that I might be more suc
ce s.d'ul with her than I had been , with her hus
band. I had known and loved tier from her earli-
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I had stood by the altar when her
hand wasjohe d with that of Sir Edgar and deep ;
was. my sorrow to think that aught but death j direction to which she pointed, and at the window
should -dissolve that holy union. I could not, ) of a little apartment above the draw ing-room, what
however, bend or soften her haughty spii it. 'She j was mv horror to behold Lady Falkland making
was undervalued,' she said ; 'she was despised 'by I despairing signs for assistance! This little room
her husband.; she had always met wit. fondness J had been a great favorite with Sir Edgar and her
nial affection under the roof of (her parents 'and j self during the early months of their marriage, .on
timber she would return. 1 wistieu her to request
a private. interview with Sir Edgar: this she de
clined. She had not, she said,; for many weeks
seen him, except in the presence ;of a third person;
but sue jTOinisc.l me that, m Iioisor of my arrival, I
".v. . w.w.- buiv "i Xk naa-
formal and .melancholy dinner ; and'Mr. Chalmers,
who made the fourth of our little party, was the
only unembarrassed person 'among us.".' I
"Oil that terrible lawyer !" said Emmav, " how
I should have detested the sight 'of him !"
" Th'n you would, have felt vpry unjustly, my
dear girl," said Major Ilervey ; '4he was a worthy
and upright man .; lie could not retuse to draw up
the deed in question when required to do so; and
as hejwas only professionally acquainted with Sir
Edgar and Lady Falkland, and not a private friend
of either party, it w ould have beeiu unreasonable to
expect that she should look very unhappy about
the matter. We are apt to exat too much from
lawyers and medical' men ; and sjhould reflect that
long familiarity w ith scenes of distress, if it fail to
harden the .feelings, will at. all events subdue the
outward expression of them. jThey grieve like
others for the, misfortunes of theiir friends and rela
tives; but if they gave .a tribute jof ardent, sympa
thy to the sufferings of eveiy jjlient and patient,
they would be living in a state uf peqietual excite
ment, highly unfavorable to ttyi cool, deliberate
se!f-j)ossessioii so requisite in each of their profes-
mou. Lady Falkland quitted nis soon after din-,
ner. 'Mr. Chambers and I joined her in the drawing-room,
but Sir Edgar had retired to his study.
Lady Falkland was sad and silent; in fact, the
whole room presented a dreary appearance: her
harp and pianoforte .were in parking-cases ready
for removal ; a table near the -window, which used
to be covered with engravings, books in gay bind
ings, and a splendid album, was now despoiled of
all its ornament'; her writing-dik and work-box
were not in their accustomed places, and a beauti
ful portrait of herself, taken before her marriage,1
was removed. 1 ' .
Mr. Chambers retired earl. Jl made one more
attempt to work on the ieelings juf Lady Falkland.
I even appealed to the weakness! of her character,
by 'endeavoring to represent to her the consequence
and responsibility 'of the situation she was desert
ing, and the -insignificant station; in society held by
a separated wife. But Lady Falkland was not
worldly or ambitious she was only vain and ex
acting : she persevered in her 1 resolution, and I
sorrow fully bade her " Good night 1"
All that now remained in my power was fervent
ly to entreat the heavenly Disposer of events, in
mv pravers, to have pity on these poor deluded
young people to change their proud hearts, to'
bow their headstrong spirits, and to lead them, at
some future time, again to find com fort and happi
ness in each other. I remained! wrapt in thought
for about an hour, lobking with dread to the events,
of the morrow, and at leugth fell asleep.
I awoke again.- It Was still dark, and I was im-
mediately sensible of a decided -smell of fire. I
was thoroughly alarmed. Several fires had lately
taken place in that neighborhood, which were sup-
psed to b the work of a man of low character and
habits, w ho had rendered himself offensive to many
-of the surrounding families. And this man, the gar-
i rulous old stpward had informed me on the pre-
ceeding day, had beeu threatened' by Sir Edgar
with a prosecution for poaching, and had been
hrd to avow that he would be' revenged on him.
luiSt.anty aroused 'Sir Edar .We gave the alarm
to the servants : and finding that the fire had only
i ie ich ni a t n t ,f tl,0 k,.;i r..w. L.i l,f Va lil
f v iit.' LT ll Jlliv, AIJIA 11 1 ( . U T v '--
.plenty of timefor our operations, I dismissed some
! of them to the neighboring farm-houses for assis
i tance, arid emjaoyed others to rescue whatever was
i most valuable and important from the flames.
I First of all however, I spoke to Lady Falkland's
own m-n'd, teilinv her o awaken tier lai3gently
! and qu'i.-t I v.- to rrp!n to )r tliat the tiams were
! e . c . i . . . . i .1 i . i .1 .
I vi lar iroiu iue part 01 me nouse v. neru suesient,
and, having assisted her to dress, to conduct her I
to a large covered summer-house at the bottom of
the garden, where I desired all the females of the
family to assemble for the present.' Sir Edgar and
I were actively employed for sometime in directing
the labors of the servants, who remove' many ar
ticles fromr the' house ; at length the flames spread
with such rapidity, that we were compelled to de- j
sist, and I walk dow n to the summer-house to con
sole and reassure Lady Falkland. Imagine my
surprise at discovering that she was not there.
Her maid informed me that on entering her room
she found it vacant, her bed had not been slept on,
nor were any of her clothes to be discovered ; it
was evident that she had been awake and sitting
up at'the time of the alarm, and had provided for
her own safety by flight.
I must say that 1 felt more angry with Lady
Falkland than terrified about tier for 1 supposed
that, unw illing to identify herself with the interests
of her household, or to run the risk of any commu
nication with the husband she was about to leave,
she Had sought a refuge in one of the farm-houses
in the vicrnitv. J thought it right, however, to in
form ir Edgar of her absence, and was returning
to the front of the house for that purpose, when I
was startled by a piercing shriek from Lady Falk-
land's maid, who followed me. I looked up in the
account of the extensive prospect it commanded :
she had fitted it up with book-shelves, a guitar, and
painting materials, and they passed much of their
time there. It afterwards appeared that, unable'to
sleep, the idea had struck Ladv Falkland that she
wouiu KiKe a iv t iai ewen oi mis i c
ireweJi or tins' room, endeared
by. so many early and tender remembrances; she
j sat down on a low ottoman there her own pecu
liar seat rested her head on the chair usually oc
cupied by Sir Edgar, anil gave vent to her grief in
repeated and passionate sobs, till at length she fell
into that dull and heavy sleep so often the result
.of continued weeping.
She aw oke to a scene of awful danger. She .at
tempted to open the door; but the flames and smoke
that assailed her drove her immediately to the
window. It was two stories from the ground :
death would be the result of leaping from it. One
of the servants immediately ran to a neighboring
farm, where, he -said, was a ladder of sufficient
length to reach the window ; but how poor appear
ed this prospect of relief, when the danger was so
immediate and imminent! The staircase was in
flames ! Who could venture to ascend it ? j
I offered large pecuniary rewards to the person
who-should save her life. One of the under-gar-deiters,
tempted by my munificence, advanced a
few fteps into the hou-e, and then returned.
. "T suffocated in the attempt F' he said.
" And what will become of my widow and father
less children V -
At that moment Sir.lgar, who had been giv
ing directions in a diflereut part of the premises,
made his appearance ; and, more by gestures than
by words, we pointed out to him the situation of
his wife. I shall never forget his agonised cry of
distress; but he did not; waste a moment in deliber
ation He snatched from me my military cloak,
and rushed into the house. The old steward, who
had been in the family at the time of his birth, en
deavored to hold hfm back.
" You are rushing to certai 1 death, Sir Edar !"
he cried. "Pray return !"
Put Sir Edgar shook him off.
" I -H save her life 1" he exclaimed ; or lose my
own in the attempt?'' and in another moment he
-disappeared up the blazing staircase.
I had scarcely time to hope, before Lady Falk
land gave me fresh cause for alarm. The flames
were approaching rapidly to the placewhere she
stood. She evidently contemplated the desperate
measure of a leap from the window; and I was
shuddering at the idea of speedily beholding her
m mgled form, when I saw her drawn back by a
strong hand. Sir Edgar wrapped the cloak round
her, and carried her from the window. Once more
I -ventured to breathe. As Sir Edgar had ascend
ed the staircase without material injury, I trusted
thajt he might descend in the same manner; but at
that moment the event so long anticipated took
place the stairca-e fell in with a tremendous crash,
and ail hopes of retreat were cut off. A dreadful
1 a id inevitable death seemed now the portion of
these young people; but there was a melancholy
J consolation in the idea that they would die clasped
j in each other's arms, and exchanging mutual as-
j surances of forgiveuess. My head began to swiu,
' and my eyes to feel dim, and I was on the point of
Linking t the ground, when loud shouting voices
; near me aroused me to perception : a party of men
i were approaching, bearing the expected ladder, and
headed by Dennis O'Flaherty, an Irish laborer at
1 the farm. Even, at this moment the thought pass-
led through my mind of the strange manner in
I "hich we estimate the value of a person according
I to the existence of local eirrnmAiainn.c tbad fre-
I. -- - .- VH..WVWU. w. -
quenlly during rav visits at the hall conversed with I
Dennis OTlahertv, and amused myself much with
his brogue, his blunders, and Ids uncouth manners. !
I knew him to be an honest and good-natured fel- ;
low but it had never entered into my head that j
lie r-uU possibly be of use to m in any other ;
po:-f view than as a erson to be laughed at ; j
but now , when I contemplated his
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s auiieue lrame,
his muscular limb-, and his bold bearing. I felt that j
the most gifted' genius or the most polished cour- j
tier of the age would be an object of inferior conse-
quence in my eyes to Dennis O'Flaherty ; and the J
sweetest mudc would have been less delightful to j
my ears than the powerful brogue which made it- I
self heard above all the uproar, in vehement com- J
inands to his companions to "waste no time, but
set up the ladder quick "and steady." It was speed-
ily set up, under Dennis' direction : he was at the
top in a moment. Sir Edgar dej-oMted the faint- j
ing Lady Falkland in his arms : ho speedily bore
her down, and Sir Edgar followed in safety. Three
loud cheers broke from the assembled spectators as
he reached the ground. I could not join in their
acclamations, but I silently and fervently offered
up a thanksgiving to heaven for the preservation of
my dear young friends, and a prayer that the cir
cumstances attending it might have a beneficial ef
fect on their' future lives. Lady Falkland was not
hurt by the flames, although weeping and hysteri
cal through alarm ; she was immediately borne to
the farm, and medical assistance was procured for
her. Sir E igar had 'not escaped so well he was
severely scorched, and in great pain ; but in the
midst of bis sufferings, -he could not retrain from
telling me of his happiness. The few minutes that
elapsed between his entrance into Lady lalkland's
room and the arrival of the'lalder, had passed in
mutual entreaties for pardon, in the mot tender
interchange of iiotestations of affection, ami in
lamentations over their too probable separation
from each other by death although they had both
so recently desired to effect a separation in life. At
length the medical man, having lef i Lady Falkland,
took Sir E IgarVunder his care, .and immediately
silenced his Iran
fire-engines ai rivi&ie county-townJ3jjkf"
tew Murs th'eTiaTtfsVfcfcw . 't-0tv to ? j
we V err a ifiixTrj- - .' - " .""-
and smoking ruins.
Morning came ; the father and mother of Lady
Falkland wereexpected, and I rode to meet them
anxi'jus to acquaint them with the happy change
in the prospects of their daughter : they were as
tonished that I should greet them with a smile 5
still more so when I described the tremendous scene
of the preceding night, which seemed little calcu
lated to excite such a token of pleasure. But most
grateful were they. when, I had flushed my story,
and fervently did they return thanks to the gracious
Lord, who had thus wonderfully and mysteriously
wrought good out of evil.
I led'them to theTf arm, where they f.ndly em
braced their beloved daughter: she was sitting by
the bed-side of her husband, who, when no longer
supported by temporary excitement, was suffering
severely from the effects of hurts and a tender
and effecting scone ensued. . When I left the room,
I encountered Mr. Chambers, the lawyer.
"I am exceedingly sorry," he said to me, with a
look of doleful apology ; " but I have reason to fear
that the deed of separation has been destroyed in
the flames."
"So much the better,' I replied, cheerfully ; "Sir
Edgar and Ladv Falkland are now. happily recon
ciled, and the 'deed of separation, even if recovered,
would be no better than waste paper."
"Pardon me, major!'' said he with a provoking
curve of his lip; " vou can only .conjecture that
point. We lawyers are not to be satisfied except
with proofs and time alone can prove that the
deed will riot again be required."
I was glad to escape from this doubting gentle
man to the . clanioious rejoicings and congratula
tions of Dennis O'Flaherty. I gave him a sum of
money, which Sir Edgar afterwards trebled, and I
resolved in my own mind never to laugh at his
blenders again, since he had so happily refrained
IVouT blundering in a case of life and d.-ath. Lady
Falkland attended her husband with the most un
remitting tenderness and assiduity, during an ill
nees of several weeks. On his recovery they pass
ed some months in traveling, ai'id neither of them
nlaclejany complaints of want of attention on the
part of the other. The house was rebuilt exactly
in the same formrbut it was more attractive to my
eyes than it had ever been for it had now become
a " Mansion of Peace."
.''And do you really think it possible, uncle,"
said Emma," " that a couple w ho were once on the
verge of separation, could be thoroughly happy af
terwards?" "It is not only possible, but it is true," said Ma
jor Harvey ;."they are as happy,. Emma, as your
own dear father and mother."
u Now, uncle, I cannot believe you ; I shall be
like your sceptical friend, Mr. Chambers only sat
isfied with proofs 1"
" Then I will give you a proof, Emma, which will
be quile satisfactory even to the sceptical Mr. Cham
bers : it is of your own dear father and mother I
have been speaking." v
Emma cast a wondering, incredulous glance to
wards her mother.
" Surely my uncle is jesting ?" said she
io, my love," answered Lady Wilmot; "he
has given you, under imaginary names, a narrative be the constant object of our care to avoid what
of facts. The awful scene took place twenty years j may divert us from the great concern, and to " at
ago, on this very site ; and the room where we are tend upon the Lord without distraction"
now - sitting answers t.o the one in which I stood,
momentarily expeeling a painful and violent death,
and shrinking from the idea of appearing before my j
Creator with a spirit irritated by angrv pride, and a j
conscience burthei.ed with the neglect and defiance j
of nJy duties as a wifeT an l a Christian. 1 trust ;
tliat, by the assistance of Providence, I lave been i
ft.,0. . i I
tii6 faults of ihv tnrK"; b
eaaiea to correct
most happy, my dear Emma, r-m I to say, that I
have never observed any indications of the same
imperious and exacting disposition' in you ; but in
case-any future alteration in your situation should
bring to light defects in your temper hitherto tin-
known, I am glad that your uncle has told you
these particulars of the early wedded life of myself
iindl your dear father. Your choice, I trust, will be
cautious and prudent; but that choice once made,
consider is equally your duty and interest to
bear patiently -v. itli the foibles of the object of it;
j and ever remember that the bonds vou assume are
1 not merely light -and temporary ties, but are to be
j.worn by yourself, and by the husband of votir se
lection, in fidelity and constancy, 4 so long as ye
j both shall live.""' '
j In a published 'letter, Mrs. Norton thus refers to
ner pamini controversy :
"There will always be those a-.slaiider
is precious, and who cannot bear to have it refuted.
lljere are also those in whose eves the accusation
' . ' ' I
of a woman is her condemnation, and who care lit
tle whether the story be false or true, so long as
th,ere is or was d story -against her. But juster
minds, who will pause an I ieview tire circumstances
Mr. Norton himself has published, will perhaps
tlcink the fate of that woman a hard one. whom
neither the verdict of a jury, nor the solemn denial
of a voice from the dead, nor the petition of her
husband for a reconciliation, and oblivion of the
past, can' clear from a charge always and utterly
untrue. I did not djserve the scandal of 183G,
and I do not deserve the scandal of 1853. Lord
'" break .my
The Cholera. A despatch from Martinsburg
Va., iavs that; the cholera is spreading1 alonj the
--ii .ni, aouuii 3 jene
i'fii cofwfenTlfii-t'
pieopie should judge us both. Many friends have
wished me to pass over that letter in disdainful
shence, as refuting itself; and, perhaps, if I were
happy enough to be obscure and unknown, that
would be my course. But I have a' position sepa
rate from my woman's destiny ; I am known as a
writer - and I will not permit that Mr. Norton's
letter shall remain on the journals of Great Britain,
as the uncontradicted record of my actions. I wiil;
as far as I am able, defend a name which might
have been only, favorably known, but which my
husband has rendered notorious. The iittle world
of my chance-readers may" say of me, after I am
dead and' gone, and my struggle over and forgot-:en--'The
woman who wrote this book had an"
unhappy history; but thev shall not say 'The
woman who wrote this book was a profligate and
mercenary hypocrite.' Since mv one gift of writ-
j nig gives me friends among strangers, I appeal to
the opinion of stangers as well as that of friends-.
j Since, in however bounded and narrow a degree,
i there is a chance that I may be remembered after
j . .
i death, 1 will not have my w hole life misrepresented.
; Let those wornean who have the true woman's lot,
i of being unknow n out of the circle of their homes,
j thank Ck for the blessing: it is a bh s-ing; but for
i me, publicity is no longer a matter of choice. Dj
I fence is possiie tonu not silence. And I must
remind those who think the right of a husband so
j indefeSasible, that a wife ought rather to submit to
the martyrdom of her reputation., than to be justi
I lied at his expense, that Fhave refrained. All I
state now, I might have stated at any time during
the past unhappy years-; and I never did publicly
state it till now now, when I find Mr. Norton
slandering the mother of his sons by coarse ane&J
dotes, signed with his name, and published by his
authority, endeavoring thus to overw helm me with
infamy, for no offence but that of having rashly as-
serted a claim upon him, which wVts found not to
be valid in law, but only binding on him 'as a man
of honor.' " -
Reader, did you ever engage in a work of bene-
volence. Did you ever seek to carry comfort to.
some desolate heart, to redeem from .misery some
orphan family Surely, your natural sympathies
have sometimes led you to put forth efloi ts for the
o-ood of others. Did not thosp pfForts brinrr a rf-
I: P ' 1 T.-i
turn or Happiness to your own bosom : iJid you
not find a joy in doing good, that you never found
in the pursuits of selfishness? Why not then
multiply the occasions of that joy ? Why not ex
perience it every day Therejis not a day passes
in which some opportunity does not occur. If you
a-k in the morning, how can I render the greatest
j number of persons happy this day, you will find
mean-s for carrying out your benevolent intentions.
; With that spirit in your heart, your very counten
ance wiil be a source of happiness to those who
meet vou. Y. Y. Oh.
The Kl Business of Life The real busi
ness of the present life is preparation for another.
We are to begin here the life we would live for ever
And if we would walk worthy of the vocation
"w ith which we are called, if we would devote our-
; selves to the great purposes of our must
Fiji ends and Neighbors Having just opened
a commodious shop fur the sale of "Liquid Fire,"
I take this early opportunity of informing yon that,
on Saturday next, I shall commeajp tl3 business
of making. drunkards, paupers, and beggars, for the
sober, iiidastrious and respectable portion of coui-
munity U support.' - f
I shall deal in ' familiar spirits," which will ex
cite men to deeds of riot, robbery, and blood ; and
by so doing, diminish the comforts, augment the
expenses, and endanger the welfare of the com
munity. I w ill undertake at short notice, for a small sum,
and with the greatest expedition, to prepare vic
tims for the asylum, the poor houses, the prisons,
and the gallows.
I will furnish an article that will increase the
amount of fatal accidents, multiply the number of
distressing diseases, and render those which are
harmless incurable.
I will deal in drugs which will deprive some of
life; some of reason, nnist of properly, and all .of
pteiee, which will cause fathers to be fiends : wives,
widow : children, orphans, and all mendicants.
I will cause the rising generation to grow up in
ignorance, and prove
a burden and a nuisance to
the nation.
I will cause mothers to forget their suckling in
fants; virgin's their priceless innocence-.
I w ill corrupt the ministers of religion, obstruct -lli
i progress of the Gospel, defile the purity, of the
church, and cause temporal, spiritual and eternal
d ath ; and if -any should be so impertinent as to
j ask why I have the audacity to bring such ac
cumulated misery upon a comparatively happy
people, my, honest reply is Money.
The spirit trade is lucrative, and'some profess
in Christians give it cheerful countenance.
I have license, and if I do not bring these evil
upon you, somebody else will.
I live in a land of liberty.
I have purchased the right to demolish the charac
ter, destroy the health, shorten the lives and ruin
the souls of those who choose to honor ire with
their custom
Oi. T nled?e myself to do all I have herein promis-
tt : .
Red, brought upon themselves or'fcheir dearest '"
friends, are requested to meet me at my bar, where
I will, for a few cents, furnish-them with the certain
means of doing so.
1405. The act for Wages fixed 26 8 l. per annum
for a bailly of husbandry, and for .his cloth'ing-5s.
with meat and drink. 20s. for a chief hyne, cart
er, or chief shepherd, and for clothing 5v. with meat
and drink. Common servant of husbandry, I6.
8..: and 4s. for clothing, with meat and drink.
Woman servant 10.?. ; 4i. for clothing, with nreat
aiid drink. Child under fourteen, G. 8 L; 3j for
clothing, with meat and drink.-
Free nia-son, master carpenter, r ugh rnason,
bricklayer, master-tyler, plumber, glazier, carver,
and joiner, from Easter to Michaelmas-, Od. a day
without meat and diink, or with it, 41. The wint
er half-year the prices were . or 3d.
This was the maximum; and in counties whro
wages were lower, they were not to be raised to it.
At these wages, tneu were compellable to serve on
pain of a month's impvisonment and a tine of 20.
Laborers 4d. w ithout meat and drink, or Id. with
it, the summer half-year, winter 3c. or 1 1-2. In
harvest time a mower 0'. Avithou meat and drink,
or 4d. with. Beapers and carters 5d. or 3', with
out or w ith. Women- 4 1-2 or 2 1-2. Half wages
for half days, none for holidays. These, too, com
pellable upon the same penalty.
Work to begin, the summer half year, before
five halfau-hour for breakfast; an hour and a-i
half for dinner at such time as he hath season for
sleep appointed by the sta ute ; but at such time as
is herein appointed that he shall not sleep, then an
hour for dinner, and half-anhour for his nonemete.
Work to end between seven and eight. The
winter half-year it began and ended with daylight ;
sleep time allowed from the middle of May till the
middle of August. Souths Common-place Book.
Manufacture of Wrought Ikox. The papers
at Cleveland, Sandusky and Detroit are much
occupied with a discussion of the results arrived at
by the introduction of Kenton's new process of
making-wrought iron direct from the ore by the
use of mineral coal instead of charcoal. It was
latelv tried at Cincinnati, with a quantity of Lake
Superior iron ore, and during the first six hours'
1,249 pounds of blooms were made out of 2,436
pounds of ore. A portion of the iron was rolled
into bars, and was found, by severe test, to be an
article remarkable for. toughness. Similar results
wrere. attained with Ohio and Virginia limestone
iron ores. According to the Cleveland Herald,
the new process economizes fuel, as, Jy measure
ment, it only takes one and a half tons of mineral
coal to make a ton of blooms. By this method
tle Ohio ores will yield about forty per cent bf
iron, and the Lake Superior ore fiom fifty to sixty
per cent., and the cost of making a ton of iron is
considerably reduced.
The value of the invention may be. seen from
the fact, which is stated by the. Herald, that the
patent-right for New Jersey has already been sold
for $50,000, for Ohio at $100,000, for Wisconsin
at 20,000, and for Western Pennsylvania at
$60,000. One effect of the introduction of this
process will be to increase very largely the demand
for miners' coal.
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