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could have believed possible, for religious and poli- "Where may your Majesty have learned this better wait until morning, when it will be easy to tical subjects were scrupulously avoided ; and the news ?” he asked,

call in the aid of the Swiss Guards, under Colonel conversation being of a light and general character, “ Have you not heard of the accident which befell Pfeiffer, who will give you safe conduct to Paris.” the time passed pleasantly. Towards the conclusion the Princess Margaret of Valois to-day in the forest ? “But that cannot be for some days," said the of the meal, however, Gui felt himself so overcome How a young nobleman stopped the horse, and Queen. with drowsiness that he could scarcely keep himself went to her assistance ? And who, guess you, that “You say that St. Flore is in your hands, home awake until the board was removed. Catherine (this youth may be ?"

ever, so that no communication can take place with gloried in her success; and her victim, pleading "My acquaintance with this country is not ex. Du Plessis ; and it is certain that without his asfatigue, retired early to his room, which he had only tensive, returned Acevedo. “I cannot say." sistance nothing can be effected" time to reach, before, throwing himself in his clothes “ Coligny's secretary !” said Catherine, trium- “Good !” said the Queen, stepping to the window. on the bed, he fell into a profound stupor. phantly. “Gui de Viole de St. Flore, the son of the “Now carry on your observations, for the sky is He might have slept thus an hour, when a secret accursed heretic De Viole.”

bright and starlight." door, concealed by tapestry, opened, and a man Acevedo changed countenance, and a thrill of “You have disturbed me in the midst of my glided stealthily into the room. He approached the horror ran through his veins. Happily for him, he studies,” replied the astrologer; and he left the sleeper. The

apartment, taper was still

ceiving from Caburning, for Gui

therine the prohad no power to

mise that she extinguish it. The

would not again man looked all

interrupt his rearound, but found

searches. nothing to excite

Acevedo suspicion, until

that there he perceived a

not a moment to cord encircling

lose ; be at once the neck of the

proceeded to the youth. To this

lower part of the cord a small bag

castle, where attached,

Gui's servant was which contained

sieeping over a the precious docu.

flask of wine. ments. He took

He roused him them out, and re

hastily. “Wake," placing the dis

said he, “a great patches with

peril threatens blank paper,

thy master. Canst closed the bag;

thou find the then, re-arrang

horses, and, with ing the sleeper's

out noise, take dress, he left the

them about apartment, and,

hundred steps carrying the

from the Castle, papers to Cathe

and prepare for rine, was richly rewarded.

The man looked She could

bewildered. “ I scarcely wait for

can," he said, “do the man's depart

what you require, ure before open

for the stables are ing the letter, and GUI DE ST. FLORE RESCUING MARGUERITE DE VALOIS.)

some way off, and at every word her

the servants all eyes lighted more

drunk." furiously, her countenance became paler, and her stood under the shadow of the screen, and she was “ But remember not a sound must be heard. breathing more labored.

too much absorbed in her own thoughts to heed his How will you contrive that ?" At length, no longer able to restrain herself, she appearance.

“Leave that to me.

I will pad their hoofs--that Aung the paper violently on the table, and paced up “I suspected,” she continued, “ that he was on is the plan." and down the apartment with rapid strides. his way to Picardy with a mission to Plessis Mornay, 'Go, then, and in half an hour I will bring thy

Her equanimity, however, soon returned. “And and that his dispatches might be of importance. My master.
you laid a net for mc!" she said triumphantly. Lady Martignac drugged his wine, and we have con-
" But your purpose has failed. What baseness ! trived to abstract the papers. They are veritable turned to his apartment.

The place was agreed upon, and Acevedo rewhat villainy !"

letters from Coligny and Condé, unfolding their vile “ Send me Acevedo," she said, as, in answer to purposes to Du Plessis, which are to invade our

“ Gabrielle,” he said, “ we have a difficult work her summons, her favorite lady appeared ; “and privacy at Monceaux, and to carry out their treache- on hand. A Huguenot youth is in the Castle, send a lord also to his Majesty, with the information rous schemes to the utmost."

whose doom is sealed if he cannot escape. He that I would speak with him to-night.”

Acevedo folded his hands - solemnly, and said, must be rescued, important papers have been found Acevedo hastily answered the call.

on him." with a tremulous voice, for he thought only of Gui, “You told truly, master,” said Catherine, " that Impossible! Does the King know of this ?"

“What is his name?" asked the girl, anxiously. danger threatened the King and myself. The “Not yet; I wished to consult you first.”

“Gui Rabaud, the emissary of Coligny." Huguenots have planned our capture."

"My opinion,” said Acevedo, "is, that

you

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"Gabrielle, what ails thee, my child ?' asked the horse, and had soon after disappeared in the Queen, after her interview with Charles, had given astrologer, kindly. forest.

orders to have it carefully watched from without ; “He is—he is,” she articulated, "the son of the In the meantime the King and the Queen Mother and what was the guard's consternation at finding it man who was my father's benefactor; and once, in- were in solemn conference in the cabinet.

empty. deed, saved us from death.”

The papers were laid before Charles, and his Catherine was almost frantic at the intelligence. “ Thank God, then! he now gives thee an oppor- anger knew no bounds. He swore death and des- She uttered a loud exclamation, and rushed, in wild tunity of proving to him thy gratitude. But hasten truction to the heretics ; but as yet Catherine dare haste, to ascertain the truth of the report. The tu-prepare the dark lanthorn--wrap thyself in a not divulge to her son the horrid scheme which she mult was universal, and the King did not hesitate to cloak and come."

had so long concealed within her bosom. She used reproach his mother, who, by her foolish delay, had In another moment they were at the door of Gui's every means within her power, however, during caused the misfortune. The Castle was searched, chamber. Every one was silent in the Castle—not their midnight interview, to foment the anger and but not a trace could be discovered. The grooms a sound broke the entire stillness of the midnight horror of the young King against bis Huguenot sub- were examined. It was a matter of considerable hour. They opened the door and entered. Gui (jects; and she succeeded. At present Charles's astonishment to them that Gui's horses could have was sleeping pro

been taken withfoundly. Ga

out their knowbrielle turned the

ledge ; but on the light upon the

subject of their rewell - remembered

vels on the previface. “It is he !

ous night, and the it is he!" she

stupor induced by whispered. “God

their bacchanagrant that he may

lian feast, they escape."

were wisely siTo arouse Gui

lent. was, however, no

Catherine seeasy matter. A.

cretly cherished gain and again did

suspicions of Acevedo shake

Acevedo, but, at him, and endeavor

present, would to awaken him to

not breathe them consciousness, but

to a creaturein vain.

scarcely could “ What will be

she bear to adcome of us ?" said

mit them to her the astrologer.

own breast. “The draught

The astrologer must truly have

had become 80 been potent."

essential to her, At length, with

in her many

schemes of policy natural effort, he

and ambition, that lifted the young

she could not afman from his bed ;

ford to lose him, and, bearing him

but she would on his shoulders,

watch him narconveyed him out

rowly ; on this of the apartment,

she was deterthe maiden follow

mined. He was ing the beloved

summoned to her burden. They

presence, were (MARIE DE MEDICIS AND CHARLES THE NINTH OF France.]

there was not a the threshold, and

trace of anxiety gained the garden,

or guilt on his where the servant was in readiness, according to thoughts were concentrated on St. Flore, and to countenance. His eye shone with a quiet lustre, appointment. But Gni still slept on. At last, by seize him at once, and load him with chains, was his and she was compelled to acknowledge to herself means of cold water, with which Acevedo copiously determination.

that Acevedo was innocent. She askod him the sprinkled him, he awoke to consciousness. Ga

“ Tomorrow will be time enough, my son,” re- result of his observations. brielle wrapped her mantle around her, her heart turned the Queen. “He is now unconscious, from “ They are most favorable,” was the reply. beating violently, ard her hand scarcely holding the the effects of a narcotic. It was by this means that “And what information can you give for my conlanthorn.

I gained possession of his budget."

duct ?" asked the queen. “ You are in great peril,” said Acevedo, earnestly. “He shall suffer,” said Charles, gloomily,

“ You will arrive safely at Paris," he answered ; “ Flee to Chatillon, and tell Coligny that the plot is

Let us now speak of our departure, my son.

“ but the horrors that I hinted to you yesterday have discovered. You will soon find out how that came What dost thou think of our journey?"

been confirmed by last night's studies ; and I repeat to pass. They drugged your wine. In a few days

“The sooner the better,” he answered.

to you—" the Court will return to Paris. Hasten hence

Catherine then unfolded Acevedo's plan for their But the queen, shuddering, would hear no more, at once. Drink this,” he said, giving him a small protection during the journey, and departure was and the astrologer was dismissed. phial ; “ It will restore you."

resolved upon. Early on the following morning a Gui's flight had a more serious effect on Margaret Gui thankfully pressed his land, mounted his Garde de Corps entered Gui's apartment. The of Valois than on any other member of the house.

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NUMBER I.

ADDISON.

ritan;

She could scarcely expect ever to meet him again, The lights, glittering from the windows in the Horror stricken, I stood riveted to the stone. and his image was engraven on her memory. For various houses on the opposite banks, the stars Trembling with the agony of fear, and conscious of the first time in her life she had been sensible to the gleaming above, the moonlight streaming among the my own impotence to save—my gaze became fixed attraction of the other sex, and she could not refrain foliage of the woods on the island, the foaming of with painful fascination on that doomed man. from tears when his fight was announced. But the rapids, and the movement of the deep, dark wa- Despair at length assailed him! Relinquishing Margaret was light of heart, and Gui was soon for- ter, as it curled over the lip of the Fall on its down his oar, he stood erect and seemed to look around for gotten.

ward course,---each, in their turn, became objects of some object to which he might yet cling for safety. (To be continued.)

intense conjecture and spirit-stirring thought. Subjected to the uncontrolled action of the water,

Alone on that pinnacle, at such an hour, the ima- the boat now swayed and turned around. Once it For the Illustrated New York Journal.

gination might well run riot. Images of scenes,- seemed to touch a covered rock, which for a second DARK NIGHTS. some real and long passed by, others probable in stopped its progress. Had some directing power

their nature, but creations of the busy fancy,– now given an impulse to it, he might have been

thronged through my mind, until it seemed as if I thrown among the jumbled rocks, to battle with the Why shrinks the soul

were not a dweller on this earth, but raised to some fierce element against their rugged sides, and though Back on herself, and startles at destruction ?

lofty sphere; moving through the blue ether, I was torn and mangled, have escaped with life. But the

privileged to mark the current stream of time here, resistless and great suction of the wider channel, THE THE evening meal was over at the “Clifton." | freighted with its varied events and thrilling inci- drew it swiftly into the last and fatal pass. After a warm and sultry day, a cool breeze dents.

Throwing aloft his arms in supplication, he sank set in, bringing with it a damp, gathered from

How swiftly time had passed, or how long I had upon his knees. The moonbeam lighted up for an the fleecy ensign of the great “ Horse shoe.”. The remained thus entranced, I know not. One by one, instant his pale and haggard face-one shrill and moon rose in an unclouded sky; her yellow beams the lights had disappeared : occasionally, I could piercing cry, distinctly audible amidst the din of the fell brightly on the landscape round, mellowing and faintly hear the bark of some watch dog; the moon falling waters, reached my ear,—and I became inblending the shadows, while they rendered clear sailed high in the zenith. A sense of loneliness sensible ! and distinct the outline of every object. The lassi- began to steal over me, and reason dictated the prutude from which I had suffered during the day, sub-dence of retracing my steps to a place of shelter

I was awakened from my sleep of stupor by the sided under the fresh coolness of that vesper air ; from the dampness and chilling night air. I turned friendly care of some early visitor, who had come to the murmuring echoes of the ceaseless roar; the to descend, and, in doing so, gave an earnest and

the Tower with the first dawn of the morning. stilling power of the quiet night ; the cessation of the noisy bustle of the human tide, all conspired to bling up, as far as vision was practicable. peering look over the dark rapids, boiling and bub

“God have mercy on his soul!" was the first con

scious aspiration of my lips. I rose and gazed upon produce a sense of calm composure. I felt fully the

My attention was arrested by an object in motion, Again I saw the bright bow shining in its midst,

those rolling torrents and on that cloud of mist. influence of the holy hour. Throwing over my shoulders a light, waterproof dancing as it were with glee, at its free and rapid floating on the rolling waters. Onward it came,

and my heart sickened at the remembrance of that cape, I sallied forth, more completely to enjoy the

scene of horror! I related it to my "Good Samamovement. I conceived it to be one of those logs beauty of the scene. I descended the steep road

but he, smiling incredulously at my tale, which leads to the Ferry, and got into one of those escaped from some rast, one sees so often in the

would persuade me all had been but a dream. staunch boats, which, when compared with the whirlpool

. Its direction appeared to be towards the mighty cataract, look so frail and tiny; the whirl- until it should be swept from sight in the gulph

I recrossed the Ferry, and my skilful Charon of Tower, and I resolved to remain and trace its course the previous night informed me, that some frag. ing waters, eddying round us, seemed to be playing below. Inanimate as I considered this object to be, eddies on his side the river, and that he was appre

ments of a broken boat had been picked up in the with us like a toy. The dark shadow of the oppo- the excitement created by watching its progress, hensive some person had been carried over the Falls, site cliff, contrasted with the bright sheening of the spray, was terrible to look at. Here and there, amid nevertheless, became intense. As I gazed on it, it seemed to assume a more definite shape, and bore a

I confirmed his fears, by assuring him, that I had the wreathing mist, bright patches of brilliant hues

been a living witness of his fate ; and frequently were seen; and, as we neared the landing, the lunar strong resemblance to a boat. Reason was busy to

have I been requested to narrate the thrilling catas. combat this idea, and I attributed its formation to bow shone forth entire, bending its luminous arc

trophe of that Dark Night! almost to the surface of the stream-glorious har- the excited state of my imagination.

Onward it came with the rushing stream, anon binger of faith, of peace, of hope, of love. Safely landed, I stood gazing at the boat as it listed up in bold relief against the sky, then hid from

THE BUCCANEER'S SONG. returned with its solitary oarsman, swaying and sight for a time behind some swelling billow or proveering about on the currents and eddies, until my

jecting rock. Each second brought it nearer, and, eye was fatigued by the flickering reflection from as it approached, I became the more convinced that

I LOVE the Night,

when the gale sweeps high, my suspicions were correct. I could no longer be

And the summer-calms are o'er ; the rippling surface. I could not avoid the thought,

When the ship, like an ocean-steed, leaps by how hazardous the life those men lead, when the deceived—its very buoyancy—the absence of that

Where the midland breakers roar!least forgetfulness, induced by fatigue, would place rolling and turning which characterize the move

I love the Night, and the startling light, ments of the floating log, rendered my conviction Of the Spirit of the Storm: them in the jeopardy of unavoidable destruction. certai

And better the blast, and the rocking mast,
Having ascended by the inclined-plane railway,

Than the sun-set mild and warm !
I wandered along the bank until I came to the bridge
I was surprised to observe that, notwithstanding

No love have I for the starry eveconnecting Goat Island with the main land. There the turbulence of the breakers, it retained the same

No joy on the breezeless mainit was that an irresistible desire sprung up to go to relation to the surrounding objects, and the direc

But I long to hear the tempest grieve, the Tower, in the midst of the wild tumult of waters, tion of its course seemed to be steadily preserved, And list the thunder-strain !

Let the gondola glide, o'er the moonlight tide, and from its top contemplate the whole of that mag- as far as circumstances would permit, towards the

And the mandolin wake its song ; nificence, so awful, so incomprehensible, so indes- Tower. An apprehensive and dreadful feeling now

I love the bark, when the seas are dark, cribable !

Gracious Father! does it contain a agitated me.

And the midnight wild and long! I leaned on the stone parapet, gazing down on the fellow creature ?

I turn away from the lover's lay ; sheet of foam which, spread over the abyss below At length, as it came with a sweep down a nar- 'Tis weariness to hear me, sparkled and shone like a gemmed robe. It was row channel, I could distinguish a form seated at the The lisping note, and the warbling throat, curious to trace its waving margin, flickering, chang- stern, evidently directing its course with an oar.

of the sighing cavalier !

Oh! the ocean-shout, when the storm is out, ing, melting away—now a thin crest of white dew Brave heart and faithful soul! vain and hopeless

Is a nobler strain to me; drops—now lost to view, mingled with the air, a thy best endeavors. The ruthless torrent is sweep- Here would I sleep, where the billows leap, transparent vapor. ing thee on to thy dreadful fate!

On the bold, unconquer'd sea !

BY CHARLES SWAIN.

A SCENE IN A CONSCRIPT'S LIFE. He glanced towards the opposite hill at his back, And Reaumer retired, covered with shame. Na

whereon the village stood, and there he saw all was poleon beckoned Jean to him ; he came, and Rollo THE sergeant and the priest advanced : the two confusion and bustle - officers galloping to and fro: with bim : and the latter, as though understanding

and the a ; Reaumer retired to a spot where the other soldier hastily gave the word, “ As you were ;" for along a obeyed, put his forepaws against his stirrup, and was standing; and, kneeling on one knee, leant his line of road to the north-east of the hill, he saw a and whimpered imploringly up to him. Jean looked face on his hands, still convulsively and unconsci- thick cloud of dust, from which quickly plunged out for a moment in the Emperor's face, but his gaze ously grasping the spade, as if for a support : the a group of horsemen, evidently officers; the foremost drooped, though without quailing, beneath that of other twelve men had formed a double line, about not so tall as most of them, nor so graceful a rider the piercing large grey eyes that were fixed on him. fourteen paces to the front of Jean, who was between as many of them, though he sat firmly too, was re- After a short pause, Napoleon asked, “Thine age ? them and the embankment, his white-clothed figure

, cognised by Colon and his men (long before he was Lie down-down, good dog !" for Rollo was getting thus set in relief by the dark ground beyond, pre- near enough for them to distinguish a single feature importunate. senting a clear aim to their muskets. He knelt of his face), by his grey frock-coat, and small flat Twenty-five years, sire,” Jean answered. down on his right knee, resting on the other his left three-cornered cocked-hat. Colon gave the word of “Why hast thou disobeyed orders ?” arm : he said in a firm voice, “I am ready.” The command; the soldiers shouldered their muskets, “I could not help it, sire.” priest was about to bind a handkerchief about his and prepared to salute ; and, in another minute, “ Couldn't help it! How dost thou mean?" eyes; but he said, “No-I pray I may be spared Napoleon, at the head of his staff, reined up on the “ I was so near my friends, and so longed to see that : let me see my death ; I am not afraid of it.” | top of the hill. He had left the march of the grand | them, that indeed I could not help it, sire." The priest, after consulting the sergeant's looks, army some leagues behind, and ridden on towards

“ 'Tis a strange excuse.

Down! I say good withdrew the handkerchief: Colon retired to the Labarre

, in order

, with his wonted watchfulness, to brute !” but at the same moment that he said so, he place where Reaumer and the other soldier were ; take the detachment by surprise, and see what they ungloved his hand, and gave it Rollo to lick ; then, and the priest, after having received from his peni

were about. His eagle eye, whose glance saw after a short pause, added, “And thou sawest thy tent the assurance that he died “in charity with all everything like another's gaze, had at once detected parents ?” mankind,” and having bestowed on him a last bene- the party on the hill, and he had ridden from the “ Yes. sire; and I was returning to the regiment, diction, and laid on his lips the kiss of Christian road at full speed up the slope to discover what the when—" love, also retired on one side. Colon gave the word object of the meeting was ; a glance, too, told him Ah! is this true, sergeant ?” turning to Colon. of command—“ Prepare :"—the twelve muskets that; and while he was yet returning the salute of • Yes, sire, 'tis true," answered he : “we met were brought forward :-“ Present ;” they were

the men and their sergeant, he said, in a voice pant-him about three-quarters of a league fromlevelled. The sergeant was raising his cane as the ing after his hard gallop, “Hey? what's this ?-a “I need not have asked, though,” interrupted last signal , to spare the victim even the short pang of desertion ?"

Napoleon, “ the man's face looks true. Thy name ?" hearing the fatal word, “Fire !" when Rollo, with

“Yes, sire—no sire; not exactly,” stammered again addressing Jean.

Colon. a loud yell, sprang to his master's side. He had

“ Jean Gavard, sire. Down, Rollo! I fear he is been startled from his slumber by the roll of the

“ Not exactly! what then ?" asked Napoleon, in troublesome to your highness." drum ; and, looking up at what was going on, per

a rather peevish tone, his face assuming more than Napoleon smiled - perhaps at the title - and ceiving Jean left kneeling all alone, and all so silent, its usual sterness; for hardly anything more pro- answered, “No, no ; poor Rollo, he is a fine dog. I except Reaumer's faintly-heard sobs, his instinct voked him than hesitation on the part of those he shall inquire into this affair, Gavard ; for the preseemed to tell him his master was in some danger : addressed.

sent, I respite thee.” his whining was unheard, or unheeded; he felt this

“Absence against orders, sire,” said Colon. Jean knelt on his knee, and seized the Emperor's too, and ceased it, but made a desperate effort to

“Aha! for how long? Is that his dog ?" hand to kiss it ; but Napoleon said, “Stay, stay; break the rope that held him, which, weakened as it

Yes, sire : only a few hours."

thy dog has been licking it.” was by his late gnawing and tugging at it when in

“ A few hours! Who gave this order, then?” But this made no difference to poor Jean, who the outhouse at Charolle, soon gave way, and as

“ General S—, sire."

kissed it eagerly; and when Napoleon drew it above mentioned, he sprang with a yell to his

“ What character does the man bear ?"

away, it was wet with tears. He looked on the master's side. But Jean's thoughts at that moment

“He is a brave man, sire."

back of his hand a moment, and his lips compressed

“ He is were too seriously engaged to heed even Rollo : he

a Frenchman,” retorted Napoleon, themselves as he did so. only raised his right arm, and gently put the dog proudly; " but is he honest, and sober, and gene- “They are the tears of a brave man, sir,'said he, aside, his own mild, unflinching gaze still fixed on rally obedient ?"

turning to a young officer at his side, on whose the soldiers before him. But the dog was not

“ Yes, sire ; this is his first fault.”

features the Emperor's side-glance had caught a checked by the movement of his master; still

Hm! how long has he served ?"

nascent smile : “ Forward !” And at at a full whining, and with his ears beseechingly laid back,

“ Three years last March, sire."

gallop the party left the ground. he struggled hard to get nearer to him. Colon felt

A louder and higher-toned “Hm !” escaped Na- Jean's feelings at this sudden escape from death, for Jean's situation, and made a sign to Reaumer poleon ; and his attention was at the same moment were like those of a man wakened from a frightful (who, wondering at the pause since the last word of attracted by Reaumer, who, with a timid step, had dream, before his senses are yet enough gathered command, had raised his eyes), that he should try to approached the Emperor ; and, kneeling on one together to remember all its circumstances. Jean coax the dog off: he did so by whistling and calling, knee

, with clasped hands and broken voice, cried, had little time, however, to gather them on this

“Oh! sire, if you---if you would spare his life--he occasion, for Reaumer's arms were, in a moment, but, of course, quite in vain. It will be at once seen that, though this has taken some time in the is innocent of—any intention to desert—that 1 around his neck; and the hands of his comrades telling, all that passed from the time of Rollo's

those very hands that a minute before were about arrival was little more than the transaction of a

“ Are you his brother ?" interrupted the Emperor. to deal him death-were now gladly grasping his ;

No, sire," answered Reaumer : his friend—his and their many congratulations on his escape ended moment. Still it was a delay ; and the men were ready to fire; and Colon, not thinking the incident dear friend.”

in one loud shout of “Live the Emperor.” of sufficient weight to authorise a suspension of the

" And how know you what his intentions were ?" execution, however temporary, muttered, “Great

“ He told them me, sire; he only went last night pity-the poor fellow will die too.” He turned his to see his friends, and would have returned the same In Dresden the Master of the Ceremonies proface again to his men; and was again about to give night, but that I-I advised him to meet the regi- hibits any lady from appearing at court a second time the signal, wher he was a second time inter- ment at Labarre; and I know"

in the same dress; and the poor old nobility have to rupted by hearing loud shots from behind him, ac- “And what business hadst thou to advise a com- live on bread-and-cheese that they may be enabled companied by the discharge of a park of cannon. I rade in a breach of duty? Stand back to thy place.” I to pay their wives' dressmakers.

can"

BY QERALD MASSEY.

How THEY Go Orf.-A newspaper paragraph

HUSBAND AND WIFE.
FACETIÆ.

gives an account of some lucifers being ignited by
the sun.

This fact causes us no wonder, when we
A LESSON IN GRAMMAR.-When a mother is lec- bear in mind the number of matches that are struck OM, proudly I stood in the rare sunrise,

As the dawn of your beauty brako ; turing her daughter Mary, it should be understood off by the mother.

But I fear'd for the storm as I look'd at the skies, that the maternal advice is always conveyed in HEMP TO ITS BEST USE.-Those who think that And trembled for your sweet sake! pol(l)ysyllables ! it is better to teach people not to commit a crime

And oh, may the evil days come not, I said, Marriage IN AMERICA.--If a man wishes to get than to hang them for committing it, will probably

As I yearn'd o'er my tender blossom!

Strong arm of love ! shelter the dear one's head: spliced in the Unwed States, the most eligible of the find encouragement in a fact, of which paper-manu

And I nostled you in my bosom.
States to go to would be Virginia, or Maryland. facturers have been reminded by the present scar- May the tears never dim the love-light of her eye,-

A STANDING TEETOTAL Toast. - Toast - and city of rags, namely, that whatever material can be May her life bo all spring-weather!
water.
used for the making of rope, can be used for the

Was the prayer of my heart, ere you, love and I,

Were husband and wife together.
A Simile.—Many a watch is like a schoolboy making of paper.
saying his lessons, for either may be considered a

A LAWYER OFF us Feed.—
Though the penny

But the sun will shine, and the rains will fall,

On the loftiest, lowliest spot ! repeater. roll is sold at a penny, it has become “small by

And there's mourning and merriment mingled for all

That inherit the human lot, The Key to KNOWLEDGE.—Giving a maid-ser- degrees" until it is “ beautifully less” than enough

So we've suffer'd and sorrow'd and grown more strong, vant half-a-crown, to tell you to what church her for a moderate man's breakfast. In consequence of this state of things, an attorney of our acquaint

Heart-to-heart, side-by-side we bave striven, young ladies go.

With the love that makes summer-tide all the year long, ance, who used to treat himself to one of the aboveA Light OCCUPATION.—That of Candle-maker or

And the heart that is its own heaven! mentioned articles every morning, bas deliberately We clung the more close as the storm swept by, Gas-fitter. struck himself off the roll.

And kept the nest warm in cold weather: It is a fallacious hope to look for beer because you

And seldom we've falter'd since you, love, and I, PEOPLE WHO “HAVEN'T ALWAYS BEEN USED TO perceive there's "something brewing."

Have been husband and wife together!
THAT Sort Op THING "-Lodging-House keepers,
An anxious student wishes to know if a man's billiard-markers, charwomen, betting-house keepers,

Like the sweet wild flowers of the wilderness, head is anything clearer for having a pain (pane) check-takers, pew-openers, pianoforte-tuners, com

You have dwelt life-to-life with Nature !

And caught the wild beauty and grace of her ways, in it.

mission agents in the wine and coal trade, wet- And grown to her heavenlier stature ! Is it reasonable to suppose that when a young nurses, the “walking gentleman" at a large theatre

In golden calm, and in quickening strife,

Hath your womanly worth unfolden : lady offers to hem cambric handkerchiefs for a rich and the “ frightful example" at a temperance lec

And sunshine and shov't hath enrich'd your life, bachelor, she means to sew in order that she may ture.

And ripen'd its harvest golden. reap. LITTLE WAR PROBLEMS.—1st. Given :--An Army

There is good in the grimmest cloud of the sky,

There are blessings in wintry weather : When is a storm like a healthy person? When of Occupation.

Even grief hath its glory, since you, love, and I, it's a hail (hale) storm.

Required :-To Find, if you can, what it has oc- Have been husband and wife together. Why is yeast in bread like electric fuid ? Because cupied, and what has been the particular nature of

Oh, life is not perfect with love's first kiss ; it's light(e)ning its occupation.

Who would win the blessing must wrestle ; When is rent like a land tax? When it's ground 2nd. Given :-An Army of Expedition.

And the deeper the sorrow, the dearer the bliss, rent. Required :—To Find out, if possible, the amount That in its rich core may nestle!

Our angels of greet us in tearful guise, Why is a light-complexioned girl like an honest of expedition it has shown, and whether Pickford, or

And our saviour come in sorrow : man? Because she's very fair. any common carrier, would not have expedited mat

While the murkiest midnight that frowns from the skies, Why are lawyers like professors of the small-ters much more quickly in infinitely less time.

Is at heart a radiant sorrow! sword? Because they're in the habit of fencing.

We laugh and we cry, we sing and we sigb,
A Prize INFANT Show.-Among other American
Why is a discharged bill like a garden implement?

And life will have wintry weather! notions” that nave lately prevailed, is the novel So we'll hope, and love on, since you, love, and I, Because it's paid (spade.)

idea of getting up shows of fat children. Massa- Are husband and wife together, CAWS AND Erfect.-A row in a rookery. chusetts has already had an exhibition of the kind, Is it So ?--- The greatest rake, it is said, makes at which there was a very large collection of adipose

that the greatest drunkard makes the best temper- who could show the fattest child, and a system of

BY J. F. SMITH, ESQ,, ance-lecturer. oil-cake feeding has been adopted to produce large

Author of “ Stanfield Hall," " Minnie Grey," etc. BLACK-Ball Practice. A man was never black- oleaginous masses of fatty deposits in the shape of

ELIZABETH, QUEEN REGYINT OF ENGLAND. balled at a Club yet, but it turned out afterwards offspring. We cannot say that we approve of this that somehow “his name had been put up without new plan of cramming the young, for we cannot

(Continued.) bear to see anybody's children made too much of. his consent." DEFINITION, à la TALLEYRAND. — Ingratitude is THINGS WE SHOULD LIKE TO Know.—Is prepared Fiends ! foll'd at my own game! Sport Lucifer

He struck me.

COLMAN THE YOUNGER only a painful feeling of consciousness that there barley likely to be taken by surprise ? are no mure favors to be received from the same If an argument is carried on “ on the one hand," ION the night following the visit of the tapster to

Woodstock, Basset and his company, which person.

When a tailor makes up his mind, what does he had been gradually augmented till it amounted to How to BE AN EARLY BIRD.— Jump out of bed do with the remnants ?

about fifty men, left the hostel of The Fair Rosathe moment you hear the knock at the door. The

What sort of lucifers does a man use to make mond for the royal borough. The avaricious host man who hesitates when called is lost. The mind

light of his troubles ? should be made up in a minute, for early rising is

rubbed his greasy palms-for the ruffian leader of one of those sabjects that admit of no turning over that beggared description ?

What composition has been yielded by the scene the hireling band had gratified his soul in that which

was dearest to it-gold! He was one of those A SIGN OF THE TIMEs.—Such is the mercantile What is the rate per pound at which a man can earthworms whose dreams were of the pale yellow spirit, and at the same time the intellectual poverty carry out his own views ?

idol-it was the god enshrined in the polluted sancof the present day, that a number of the gentlemen Whether the person who stood upon ceremony tuary of his heart—he knew and served no other. in the city have put their heads together to see has found any falling off lately!

Reuben and his pretty cousin sa v the departure whether they cannot get up amongst them a Joint If the invalid who was given over has been of their guests with mingled terror and satisfaction STOCK ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS. handed back again?

--terror at the prospect of their succeeding in tlie

LIVES OF THE

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