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"and, unhappily for your grace, I have it from good roughly sifted and inquired into, upon removing —that I be not condemned without answer and du authority, that he is reconciled again with the am- her sister, the Lady Elizabeth to the Tower. proof-which it seems that I now am ; for, without bassador of Spain: ho visited Monsieur Renaud last “The Tower !" repeated the royal maiden, with a cause proved, I am by your council, from you, comnight?"

shudder, “ for the sister of your sovereign !" manded to go the Tower, a place more wanted, for a " How know you that ?" demanded Elizabeth, Gardiner was silent.

false traitor, than a true 'subject. Which though I hastily.

“Even so, your grace," observed Gardiner, in a know I deserve it not, yet in the face of all this “ By my cousin, Elias Tyrrwhit, of the queen's tone which showed how little sympathy he felt for realm it appears proved. I pray to God I may die chamber : he has fallen into favor with the queen's hor distress.

the shamefullest death that any ever died, if I may grace lately, and is frequently the bearer of private “My lords," exclaimed Elizabeth, “is this just ? mean any such thing; and to this present hour I communications between St. James's and the resi- Is it worthy of the advisers of the queen, to coun- protest before God (who shall judge my truth, whatdence of the intriguing minister of Spain !" sel this dishonor of her sister-the imprisonment of soever malice shall devise), that I never practised,

* If Gardiner and the ambassador are an innocent woman, who has never conspired counselled, nor consented to anything that might be ciled,” observed the princess, “ this visit of a depu- against her crown and dignity, or offended in word, prejudicial to your person any way, or dangerous to tation of the council bodes me no good! See !" she act, or thought? Return, return, I implore you! the state by any means. And therefore I humbly crclaimed, as a tall, portly nobleman, with the air and represent to your sovereign the cruelty, the in- bescech your majesty to let me answer afore yourof an abbot rather than a courtier, stepped from the justice of such a proceeding !"

self, and not suffer me to trust to your councillorsbarge upon the landing-place reserved for visitors to Not one of the noblemen offered to stir.

yea, and that afore I go to the Tower, if it be possiblo Whitehall ; “the bigot Paget!"

" At least permit me to write to our dear sister?" -if not, afore I be further condemned. Howbeit, I “And Lord Sussex !" added her companion.

“It would be useless, your grace !" coarsely trust assuredly your highness will give me leave to “Sussex,” said Elizabeth, “with all his devotion observed Gardiner. “Where the safety of a crown, do it afore I go, that thus shamefully I may not bo to Rome, is a true Englishman : he loves the church the interests of a mighty nation, are at stake, and cried out on, as I now shalt be-yea, and that withbetter than the pricsts-his country better than the welfare of our holy church, the queen's high-out cause !" Rome! He borc himself like a loyal subject when ness has schooled herself to disregard the cry of

Gardiner, as Elizabeth had reached this part of our brother Edward died! I think well but of few nature !"

her memorable epistle, walked towards the window, men ; but amongst those few, foremost stands the “And listen only to that of justice !” observed to observe the tide : he saw that it was rapidly Earl of Sussex.” Lord Paget."

falling Nine members of the privy council had landed, “ Hard men !" cxclaimed the princess; "hard “Permit me, your grace," he said, " to remind during the short colloquy at the window, between mon! the unhappy have seldom friends !" you that we have not long to wait !'' the captive daughter of Anne Boleyn and her atten- Lord Sussex, moved by the chivalry of his dis- Our orders must be executed !" added Paget. dant. Their arrival boded little good to Elizabeth position and the helplessness of the speaker, bent

“Our duty to the queen !" chimed in the other -for, with the exception of the nobleman she had his knee suddenly at the foot of the chair on which members of the council, who did not share in tho last named, they consisted only of her personal Elizabeth remained seated ; for, even in her present enthusiasm which had prompted the noble Sussex.” enemics.

distress, a captive on her way to the Tower, which “ I will take upon myself,” he said, " the responsiGod help me !" shc siglıcd. “I must c'en meet had been the prison of her mother, and the scene of bility of this delay, my lords !" them with what little wit nature hath given me, her execution, and that of many of her friends, the

Gardiner turned impatiently away. and mine own innocence !" royal maiden maintained her state.

Elizabeth, who had listened anxiously, was The future queen spoke the truth. Her reliance “Do not mock me, my Lord of Sussex,” she strengthened in her resolution of outstaying the upon the latter was not half so firm as upon the exclaimed, “ with the semblance of service !" tide. She smiled, and resumed her letter. former defence. Few sovereigns ever cxceeded " By my faith, your grace,” replied that powerful “ Let conscience move your highness to pardon Elizabeth in quickness of understanding or powers nobleman, “but the service which I proffer you is this my boldness, which innocency procures me to of deception : as her future conduct, when we come real, good service! And, always excepting my do, together with hope of your natural kindness, to touch upon the execution of the beautiful but loyalty to my sovereign, it is given without reserve! which I trust will not see me cast away without unhappy Queen of Scots, will sufficiently prove. Your grace shall have time to write the letter you desert, which what it is I would desire no more of At the word “order," Elizabeth turned pale. demand !"

God, but that you truly knew-but which thing I “Order!" she repeated. “Who spoke that word ? The eye of Elizabeth brightened.

think and believe you shall never by report know, Art thou not mistaken ?!

Gardiner was about to speak, but the earl inter- unless by yourself you hear. I have heard of many “ My lord chancellor," replied the officer, respect- rupted him.

in my time cast away, for want of coming to the 'fully. “ Permit me to assure your grace that I “I have said it, my lord, and will be answerable presence of their prince; and in late days I heard have not changed a letter of his message !" for the advice with my life! More, princess," he my Lord of Somerset say, that if his brother hai

“ Admit the members of the council,” said the added ; "confido your letter to me-I pledge my been suffered to speak with him, he had never sufprincess. “It would be discourteous to keep them honor to deliver it to the queen, and bring you back fered; but persuasions were made to him so great waiting in our antechamber, since they are the the answer!"

that he was brought in belief, that he could not live bearers of an order from our dear sister!"

“Thanks, my good and faithful cousin of Sus- safely if the admiral lived, and that made him give The only emotion which Elizabeth betrayed, sex!" exclaimed the captive, whose object was to consent to his death. Though these persons are not when Gardiner and the noblemen entered her pre obtain time, so as to render it impossible for the to be compared to your majesty, yet I pray God the sence, was a slight nervous twitching about the barge to pass under London bridge, in consequence like evil persuasions persuade not one sister against corner of her mouth ; her cye was clear, and her of the tide; and she know very well they would the other, and all for that they have heard false report, bearing as royal as cver. not venture to conduct her through the city.

and the truth not known. As soon as Gardiner entered the apartment, he Seating herself at a table, she wrote the following Therefore, once again, kneeling with humbleness bowed slightly to the princess, and commenced remarkable letter one of the clearest and best which of heart, because I am not suffered to bow the reading from a parchment, how her grace, having ever issued from her pen. The original may be knees of my body, I humbly crave to speak to your been charged, and partially proved guilty, of hold- seen in the Harleian collection.

highness, which I would not be so bold as to desiro, ing a traitorous correspondence with Wyat; and,

!f I knew not myself most true. moreover, having, either directly or indirectly, con

· And as for the traitor Wyat, he might, peradnived at and abetted the rebellion made by Sir Peter “ If any ever did try this old saying, that'a king's venture, write me a letter, but on my faith I never Carew, in the west of England, that the queen, by word was more than another man's oath,' I must received any from him. And as for the copy of the the advice and consent of her privy council, had humbly bescech your majesty to verify it in me, and letter sent to the French king, I pray God condetermined, till such matters could be more tho- to remember your last promise and my last demand found me eternally if ever I sent him word, message,



token, or letter, by any means, and to this truth I “ It shall be kept ! and now," added the queen, out in relief. Mantelets this year are worn very will stand in till my death.

firmly, “my lord chancellor, Paget, Sussex, and short behind, and in front also; they are indeed, "Yoar highness's most frithful subject, that hath others, listen to our final orders touching this rather very short scarfs, than mantelets. They are been from the beginning, and will be to my end." affair."

made in taffetas, with ornaments of velvet and lacc, " ELIZABETH. The noblemen drew near, and stood in a semicir- for spring and autumn ; for the summer, they are of “I humbly crave but only one word of answer cle round her.

tulle and ribbons of velvet, alternately, and trimmed from yourself."

" It is our will and pleasure, that without further with lace. Some trimmings of feathers arc stiil

delay—not cven the grace of a single hour," she seen worn : this style should be reserved for winter; What makes this letter the more remarkable is, that, added, glancing towards the Earl of Sussex, “after at present, fringes, puffed ribbons and ruches, are in stile and composition, it was the unassisted effu- the rising of the tide, the Lady Elizabeth be con- alone used. The canezou is now much worn : it is sion of Elizabeth, who never, perhaps, showed her. veyed to the Tower! And I shall hold it an act of in black lace and velvet alternately; the bands of self to be more clear-headed than when pleading for treason in any who presume to thwart our pleasure velvet laid on the sleeves lengthwise, and disposed her life.

in this matter. Once in the Tower," she continued, also in the same manner from the top to the waist How deeply it is to be regretted that the royal we shall have time for further reflection." on the front of the body; two bands in front dcmaiden, in after years, when destiny had raised her So saying, she left the cabinet, followed by Gar- scending as far and down upon the basque, and beto a throne, did not remember the agony of suspense diner alone, who, as he passed the mortified Earl of hind disposed as a trimming in the style of braces and terror she had herself endured whilst her life and Sussex, cast on him an insulting, pitying look. For summer these garments are made still more liberty hung, as it were, in the balance.

To be continued.

cool and graceful, in white lace, ornamented with Queen Mary had more mercy towards the daugh

ribbons to match the colors of the petticoats, or ter of Anne Boleyn, than Elizabeth displayed to her

made to accompany petticoats of white muslin, with rival Mary of Scotland. FASHIONS FOR JULY. width.

colored ribbons at the waist of about seven inches So true is it that power hardens the heart.

FOR JULY. width. Volants are very much in fashion, and are As the writer sealed her letter, she cast a sidelong

worn with plain petticoats of full pattern, and glance upon the river, and saw that the tide no


THE war in the East is beginning to have an ornamented with trimming on the front of the pettilonger served.

effect even on the fashionable world and as coat, so as to resemble an apron. "I am saved," she murmured, “for four-and- has always been the case ladies reveal their preju- There is scarcely any change in dresses this twenty hours at least !" Then advancing towards dices or predilections by adopting the styles of the month, for the very good reason, almost everything the earl, who had so unexpectedly befriended her, country with which their admiration or sympathies that the fancy can imagine beautiful in form or mashe placed the letter in his hand : it was addressed are most enlisted. In France and England of terial is fashionable ; one thing is certain, the fickle to her Majesty the Queen.

course a feeling in favor of Turkey prevails in all goddess is becoming more and more extravagant in “ Accept, my lord," she said, “the thanks of a classes, and consequently the fashions have become her demands on the purse every day. In almost poor, friendless maiden : you have acted kindly, when more and more oriental, and the most fashionable every case, dress goods must be very expensive if all else frowned-bravely, when others feared ?" ladies adopt for their dresses Turkish patterns and they cost as much as the trimmings necessary to put Sussex bowed, and kissed her extended hand.

designs in preference to any other. Arabian cre. them in fashionable shape ; fifteen, twenty, and even "Should the hour arrive," added the speaker, scents, Persian figures or hieroglyphics, chiffres thirty yards of ribbon on a dress is moderate, while lowering her tone, “ in which I can prove my grati- | persoues ; everything will, in some degree, have profusions of lace, fringe, buttons, and braids, are tude, Elizabeth will not forget that, in the hour reference to the war.

used on everything. In short, our garments are halfof adversity, she found a friend in the Earl of

Ribbons will be watercd and embossed to reprc- made up of trimming; and so gradually has this proSussex !"

sent the Bosphorus, as we already see silk handker- fuse taste grown upon us that nothing seems overThis was one of the few promises which the future chiefs printed with a map of the Black Sea or the loaded till the ground fabric is utterly covered with monarch of England did not forget.

Baltic. This cxtreme may be open to ridicule, but its garniture. We describe a dress or two which Sussex, whose influence and rank gave him casy the Eastern patterns are exceedingly rich and inge- appear to us as particularly elegant. access to the queen, placed the letter of her sister, nious, and a of correct taste may produce as he had promised, that very evening in her patterns in the oriental style that will be lastingly hands.

popular. Notwithstanding all the inventions of the “ You have done wrong, my lord,” she exclaimed, last half century the shawls of Cashmere are still Robe of pearl grey glace. The skirt has three after she had perused it, “to disobey our orders !"

unrivalled and are this year in the highest possible flounces, edged with a Greek pattern in lilac. The "I see,” replied the peer," that my enemies have favor.

corsage is made with a basque, which is edged with been beforehand with me!"

Of late we have seen some superb improvements the same design on a smaller scale ; and the ends This was uttered with a glance towards Gar- in this rich class of shawls. The introduction of of the sleeves are finished in a similar manner. diner.

gold and silver into the fabric has greatly enhanced Small collar of Brussels point, and under-sleeres to Mary, who in person was neither lovely nor dig- their value and beauty. In France and England correspond. Bonnet of white tulle, trimmed on nified, possessed that, which, in a sovereign, is per- these are considered among the most elegant articles the outside and under the brim with wreaths of haps as great an advantage-utter immobility of for the toilet. Bulpin, 361 Broadway, has also Parma violets. An India shawl of white cachmere, expression. No one, from the study of her counte-introduced them into the fashionable world here. with a very rich border, in which gold is inter. nance, could ever read her thoughts. She had few We have seen superb shawls at his establishment mingled with the embroidery. Gloves of pale yellow friends, and less confidants. The many snares by with plain ground and the corners and middle em

kid. which she had been surrounded in her infancy, had broidered with gold and silk. These shawls are too There is no dress that requires so much taste and taught her caution.

magnificent for the street, but for ladies in carriages neatness as a morning-dress, cither for the recep" I listen to no man's cnemies, my lord,” replied they are a highly approved accompaniment to a tion of visitors, or the making of morning calls. the queen, in her usual quiet manner; " least of all handsome morning visiting costume, or for the Many articles that look brilliant by gas-light, would to yours! We have read the letter of our sister theatre. Bracelets and brooches in the shape of seem used and tawdry in the puro a:mosphere of Elizabeth, who protests much loyalty and affection crescents, have already appeared. We should also the early day. We give a costumo which is very for our person. Would I could believe it to be sin- mention puffed ribbons (rubans bouffants) for the elegant for morning visits, and which, with the excere! She also reminds us of our promise." trimmings of dresses; they are placed on the ception of the bonnet, is suitable for plain evening or

Tue enemies of Elizabeth began to look uneasy, volants, and ornament also the bodies, the basques, dinner dress. It is a robe of white tarletane, with for they knew that their royal mistress had a scru- and the sleeves : they have a charming effect, are three broad Aounces, embroidered in a flower patpulous respect for her word. Once given, she was of very varied shades of color, and are ornamented tern in blue silk. The corsage is half high, and not to be induced to break it. with designs or patterns, which they help to bring 'ihe sccvcs short, and tight to the arıns.



corsage and sleeves are edged with a bordering of alone can bestow. We saw, at her show-room, a few A PLEASANT SUMMER RETREAT. blue embroidery, like that on the flounces. Over days since, a fancy straw, imported by Wild, 22 This corsage is worn a black lace canezou. It is John street, one of the most perfect gems of the scacomposed of alternate rows of Maltese insertion son. The front was edged with straw blonde, fine L A T this season of the year, when it is fashionable

to be migratory, many of our readers aro probaand narrow black figured ribbon ; or instead of rib- as Brussels point, and purely white, as if spun from bly casting about for something a little fresh and bon, rows of black velvet may be employed. The pearls retaining all their lustre and beauty. Another novel in the way of a watering-place, wearied in basque, the sleeves, and the top of the canezou arc row of this superb lace, mingled with straw em- thought, no doubt, at the prospect of a dull repetiedged with Maltese lace, having small Vandyke broidery, crossed the front and edged the curtain. tion of the last season at Newport or Saratoga. points. Leghorn bonnet, ornamented on one side Tulle was mingled richly in the composition of this. Shall wo help them a little to a decision? Set in wih a small plume of white ostrich feathers. Un- elegant capote, and clusters of purple and white moss the frame-work of one of our ample pages they have der-trimming, a cap of white blonde, intermingled roses formed a superb lining. Inside the bonnet was doubtless discovered a very prettily executed view with sprigs of peach blossom. Strings of broad trimmed with blonde, white bows, and moss rose of a pleasant-looking structure, the “Equinox white sarsenet ribbon, edged with a stripe of peach buds.

House," of Manchester, Vermont. If the reader blossom. Over this dress may be worn for the We saw another charming bonnet at this estab- desires a breath of vigorous mountain air,-if he is carriage drive, a small circular mantelet of violet- lishment. It was of pink crape, having three ruches fond of a ramble amid scenes of wild grandeur and colored glacé, trimmed with a broad sewing silk of pink tulle edged with narrow white blonde, one sublimity,—if he is fond of fishing, boating, driving, fringe of black and velvet in alternate stripes. on the edge, one across the middle, and another back riding, hunting, musing, reading, clambering, swimAbove the fringe, rows of narrow black velvet. of the crown. The crown and curtain were orna- ming, and not to forget eating,-if he hates im.

We may mention that canezous, in the style of mented with yellow froncé, and the interior was mense white hotels, with all their sound and fury, those above described are at present highly fashion- trimmed with crape and white roses.

with their big pianos and small bed-rooms, their able in demi-evening dress; and they are made We saw a white bonnet at Miss Jarvis, 72 Canal interminable dining-rooms, with the clashing dishes, cither in black or white lace.

street, that well deserves a description. The mate hashing knives, and the frightful confusion of a Another morning visiting dress is of light fawn- rial was snowy crape. The front and curtain are thousand hungry individuals and a wilderness of colored silk, without flowers, but with three broad surrounded with full ruches of tuile, edged with waiters,—if he hates their arbitrary laws of tho stripes running around the skirt, with a running blonde. Two falls of rich bionde fall back over the toilet, their bot summer balls, their dusty drives, pattern between, of rich silk embroidery. This is crown, mingled at the sides with clusters of hearts- their displays of pompous and gilt vulgarity,-if something now, and wo do not remember a novelty ease. The inside trimming is wildflowers, grouped the reader's likes and dislikes are like to these, then that exceeds it in richness. A mantelet of black with blonde.

the “ Equinox" should receive the deciding voice taffeta, trimmed profusely with guipure lace, and a Another bonnet, made of blue crape, striped length at once. He will find here genuine comfort, rooms tulle bonnet, trimmed with moss roses, completes wise with folds of blue ribbon, won our admiration luxuriously furnished, a table replete with every the dress.

at Miss Jarvis. A knot, with long bows of ribbon, luxury, the attention of a polite host, with magnifiWe have seen a ball dress at Madame Demarest's almost crowded upon the full blonde ruche that sur cent scenery, and exhilirating mountain air, all of dress-making and pattern establishment, 375 Broad rounded tlic-front, and another bow of ribbon divides which would contribute to mako it a delightful placo way, that pleased us very much indeed. It is the crown from the curtain. The inside trimming of resort. intended for a young lady. The triple skirts of of this graceful capote was pink moss rosebuds, white India muslin are edged with a delicate pat- blonde, and a cluster of white wild roses on each

EDGAR ALLAN PoE.—To see the portrait of Poo tern designed in blue. The body is cut low in side.

is enough to understand the life of the unhappy front, and on the shoulders, forming a beautiful For ladies who wear curls of hair, the inside

poet, and consequently to excuse it. The forehead heart-slope that is completely covered with rows of trimining is put on higher up, and in much less is iil-proportioned, fantastic, sickly, like that of Valenciennes lace. A bow of blue ribbon is placed quantity. The curls filling up the space around the Hoffinann; the lower part of the face is weak and in front of the corsage, which has a sharp pointed cheeks.

undecided Byron says somewhere of Sheridan, bodice. Two or three rows of lace compose the

“ He had the brow of a god and the mouth of a sleeves, and the trimmings of the front descend


satyr!” Poe had the brow of a god and the mouth behind in the form of a pointed bertho. A blue

ET me count my treasuros,

of Silenus. We see from the configuration of his ribbon passes through the bandaux of the hair, and

All my soul holds dear,

lips, that he was born to drink; but the intelligence clusters of flowers are placed low. down on each

Given me by dark spirits

which beams from the brain, reveals that in his side of the back hair.

Whom I used to fear.

thoughts intoxication was only a means to an end, Through loag days of angulsh,

to repose.

Poe is to be classed ainong the

And sad nights, did Pain Are now scarcely more substantial than a cap was

Forge my shield, Endurance,

fantastic poets of the third rank who, nct boing some few years ago. Nothing can be too light for

Bright and free from stain.

able to rise to power, content themselves with being the taste this summer ; even the richer qualities of

Doubt, in misty caverns,

eccentric. Preoccupied with one constant idea, that lace are put aside for lise tulle, and blonde, while

'Mid dark horrors sought,

of the miseries of human life, he expresses it under Till my peerless jewel,

the form of broken-hearted love. The soul is haunted flowers werc never made with such delicate lightness

Faith, to me she brought as we find them in the recent importations.

by a sad memory, and that manly strength is lost Scaman, the fashionable importer of these articles,

Sorrow (that I wearied

which overcomes the fatal world of tears, and leaves

Should remain so long), at 6 John street, has lately received somo roses

the brain free to exercise its faculties. Fantastic

Wreathed my starry glory, from Paris, that exceed anything of the kind we ever

images which recall one only recollection, one only

The bright crown of Song! baw; no thicket in the morning sun cver held its dew

emotion, play in the sighs of the breeze, in the

Strife, that racked my spirit more naturally than it is found trembling among the

murmurs of the complaining waters; while beneath

Without hope or rest, snowy leaves of a white wreath we were allowed to

Left the blooming flower,

the mists and clouds, there yawn abysscs where the examine.

Patience, on my breast.

eye of the poet incessantly discovers the same With such materials as we have described, these

Suffering, that I dreaded,

phantasm ; and if the mind, overwhelmed, returns exquisite flowers are perfect, and on a pretty tullo

Ignorant of her charms,

to the earih, it is but to behold the hungry worm bonnet they seem still half lost in the sweet morning

Laid the fair child, Pity,

crawling toward the already excavated grave. Such

Smiling in my arms. mists natural to them.

is Poe and such his genius. Mrs. Cripps, 111 Canal street, has got some

So I count my treasures,

Life is a masquerade ; there is scarcely any per

Stored in days long past, charming novelties this month ; indeed her bonnets

And I thank the givers,

son or class of persons who appear in their trio are always rich with that nopelty an inventive genius

Whom I know at last




was Uncle Robert, and not gifted with a keen insight

A LETTER from a lady which we are into matters and things.

impelled to give in full :WITH READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.

". Billy,' said he one day, to a friend who had

My Dear Mr. Editor :- I am an unfortunate womandropped in to take a smoke with him—Billy, they've very! I am the victim of an evil that pursues me with an THE reader has undoubtedly already admired the bin and 'lected me to an office in the church.' inveterate malignancy, and won't "let up." There is no beautiful frontispiece illustration that accom- "Well, Uncle Bob, what is it?'

use of trying any longer to bear up against my sufferings in

silence; and so I won't. You see, sir, I have a constitupanies this issue of the “ Journal,” called “Hay. «6 • Brier!'

tional antipathy to tobacco. I can't endure it. It is the bano making." A most exquisite rural picture, we are « • Brier? Why, what do you mean?'

of my life. Under its influence I have no pleasure in the sure he says, and full of pleasant associations and • Brier!' repeated he.

world- not a bit. Tobacco has spread over the world, and suggestive of old scenes. It brings to our mind I guess you mean Elder, Uncle Bob.'

darkened it everywhere ; I can't get away from it nohow,

if I walk down Broadway, some one is sure to get just before many a rare haymaking frolic, when young and old, 56 • Elder! Elder! that's it,' said he, brightening

me, and puff, puff every moment comes a cloud of smoke into maids and males, all assembled in the meadow to up. I thought it was something green !'

my eyes, mouth, nose, and lungs. It would be no use to join in the pleasant toil. Such bursts of merriment,

Here is a passage from Shakspeare, walk slower or faster, because I would be sure to encounter such exulting shouts, such a mingling of glad voices, worth to the reforming devotee of pleasure or crime similar creatures. Whatever way I move I find mysel. such free and light hearts, such flashings of humor a thousand of the patronising didacticisms of the doomed to endure that horrid tobacco. I can't go to public

places because there is such an eternal chew kept up. When and scintillations of wit, such complete and unal- Pharisees, who are "holier” than every other one I go to our church- Rev. Mr. S.'s, and mamma says he is so loyed happiness as often we have experienced on they meet. There is genuine philosophy in it, and nice a man—there comes directly into our pew an old gentlethese rustic festival occasions-how it all comes therefore all the more encouragement :

man in green spectacles who chews-vociferously! His

breath is as strong as a lion. I'm not sure that's the right rushing back upon our minds! Ah, golden, golden

“ And liko bright metal on a sullen ground,

kind of comparison but mamma says it will do. Well, sir, time! If the spirit of poetry was only a little more

My reformation, glittering o'er my fault

he's very dear, and often asks me to find the place for him, deeply imbrued in the hearts of our country people, Shall show more goodly, and attract more eyes, which I do; but he always puts his head close to minc, and

Than that which hath no foil to set it off.” they would get up some kind of poetic ovation to

that makes me so sick that I almost faint. And then, again, ushier in this most delightful season—a festival, say,

when I go to Wallack's (dear, delightful place), and am

"I have found," writes a friend from sitting so engrossed in the play, chew, chew, chew, squirt, in lionor of Ceres, after the manner of those to

a town not far from our city, “I have found here a squirt, squirt, goes somebody near me ; and when I go to Bacchus in the olden time of Greece. But as it is, veritable Mrs. Malaprop—I may say two Mrs. Mala- move, splash goes my flounces into the nasty puddle the felHaymaking with us is a kind of acted practical

low has been making. O that tobacco! If I could only poem, abounding in graces and delights peculiarly props, in the persons of a lady and her daughter. I

gather into one pile all that remains of it upon the surface of must be cautious about my description of them, for the globe, there would be one bonfire in the world, let me tell its own. Hear what Thomson, whose rural pic- I believe that they are readers of the “ Journal," you that. Now, dear Mr. Editor

, but think of it! Isn't it res are so exquisite, and so unmatched-hear how

and might possibly recognise themselves, “as in a horrible ? And what am I to do? Is there no hope for me ? Is he describes it :glass, darkly.' But some of their amusing blun- there no alleviation of the miseries of a wretched woman 3

Alas! I despair of having any peace. Tobacco will haunt * Now swarms the village o'er the jovial mead; ders, in an over ambition for big words, are too rich me into my grave. An sir, the only thing I can find of the

The rustic youth, brown with meridian toil, to be lost to the world. If Sheridan bad only met vaunted superiority of your sex is bad breath. If I were IIealthful and strong; full as the summer rose

them the vocabulary of Mrs. Malaprop aforesaid asked the main pursuit of man, I would say-chewing! ir Blown by prevailing suns, the ruddy maid,

I were asked his manifest destiny, I would say-smoko! would have been enriched. Half naked, swelling in the sight, and all

From your indignant and abused friend,
Iler kindling graces burning o'er her cheek.
Walking with them the other day, one of them

Ee's stooping age is here : and infant hands remarked that a road was to be cut through up to a
Trail the long rake, or, with the fragrant load

certain row of houses, which would make them We sorrow for Julia, heartily, and not only for O‘ercharged, amid the kind oppression roll. Wide fies the tedded grain ; all in a row very affable.'

Julia but for all of her sex, and of our own who are Advancing broad, or wheeling round the field,

“Upon another occasion, I was gravely informed the sufferers by the universality of this certainly un. They spread the breathing harvest to the sun, by the young lady that her brother was in the navy, accountable indulgence. Perhaps, however, if the That throws so refreshful a rural smell :

who had written home all the “minit particulars of ladies were generally outspoken on this matter, they Or, as they rake the green-appearing ground,

the voyage, and stated that they were without am- might accomplish a little towards its abatement. And drive the dusky wave along the mead, The russet hay-cock rises thick behind, mition ! Good breeding of course suppressed a laugh,

Mr. Peppers, a very worthy citizen of In order gay. While heard from dale :o dale. but it was only accomplished by the penalty of a fit the village over at the hollow, back of the hill, Waking the breeze, resounds tho blended voico of coughing.

wants to know what is the “extra vally" of a Bond of happy labor, love, and social glee.” “We also have been entertained with the par

a coop on.

. He says he thinks he understands The issue of this number of the“ Jour- ticulars of a 'penurious circumstance,' and of a what a bond is, for he's tried bail-bonds already ; nal" will occur in the midst of all the pomp and cir- Post tortem examination.'

but this “new-fangled plan of attachin'coops on cumstance of preparation for the coming great Na- “But the richest of all is the following:—The 'em,"—that's something he can't seem to get through tional Jubilce. It is an excellent thing to have one young lady, rather sentimentally inclined, and fond his brain !-Cannot some of our Wall street friends general National festivity. Sectional bitterness, of tho · Poet's Corner' in the country gazette, in- help him out of his perplexity ?" party animosities, factional contentions, are all soft- formed me, upon returning from a ramble, that she

“What d'ye call that ?" asked one very cned and subdued under its influence. Heartily had been walking in the woods to commute with plain-minded man of another, as a stranger went by therefore, we say, Hail, all hail, “ Gloroius Fourth!" her thoughts.' This was too much. There was a with an immense growth of hair on his upper lip. Your booming cannons, your squibs, your rockets, limit to my endurance. My risibilities would not • What do I call it? Why, don't you see for your. your general noise and fury, which strike so fear- be controlled, and I burst out with an uproarous self? You've heerd o' fur-belows, hain't you ? fully on the sensitive tympanums of some, are to us peal of laughter. The lady stared, but I was bound Wal, that's one on 'em, as near as I can guess!' " (for the day being) what the whizzing of bullets to have my laugh out."

Could the moustache movement be better entitled was to Charles XI.-music. We like to see pow

than as the introduction of the fur-below system?

A SWEET and touching stanza, reader:der burning away freely on that day, for somehow

A VERY distant connection of Mrs. powder always smells like patriotism. We like to

" There is no preside, howsoe'er defended,

Partington writes her from away back somewhere,

But has one vacant chair ; have drums and trumpets braying, flags flaunting,

to know "if what folks call now-days frankin-cense

There is no fold howe'er watched and tended, music pealing, and all such other demonstrations,

But one doad lamb is there."

is any better than the real old stuff called commonthat assist in giving a spirited animation, and lively

Mrs. P. is in a quandary over the matter ; exultation to the day.

WALKING up Broadway the other day but she proposes to cut the gordian knot by sending "UNCLE ROBERT J- -" writes "a we met an Irish Benevolent Society returning from back word, that "it's all non-sense, any how;" and reader” from up the river, “was a character, well a funeral with the band playing Rory O‘Moore. wants to ask back if she saw the collapse of the sun, known for his oddities. Somowhat ignorant, too,' Such is life.

last May!




An old woman down cast somewhere,
Here is an admirable statement sent to

We find in an English magazine the fol happened to hear that the husband of another us by a friend, which we think will get from the lowing beautiful lines “To a Snowdrop.” They

had hung himself; and that he had reader at least one hearty laugh : " It was during may be considered somewhat out of season now, performed this ticklish operation from the bough of the general talk and excitement that prevailed on but they are so exquisitly and pathetically beautiful an apple tree in his orchard. So off she set post- the passage of what are politically known as the that we cannot resist the temptation to repeat them haste, to seo the bereaved one. She found her in Compromise Measures of 1850, that an old and none you,

reader. fears, and a suit of sable, of course. “Now," said too well posted landlord in one of the back settle- “SNOWDROP, Snowdrop, why dost thou stay? she, “ I've come a-purpose to get some o' the fruit ments was giving much of his attention to the pro- Greybeard Winter hath fled away

Green grow the fields in the sunny rayof that tree; for as sure as a gun, I'll plant the seed fitableness of raising onions as a standard crop from

Snowdrop, Snowdrop, why dost thou stay? in the garding behind my own door! My husband his little patch of land. So taking up the paper one

“Just to see-oh! just to sec, is the greatest plague of my life ; but, mind now, I day, his mind on the look-out for anything that borc

The first pretty primrose of the lea! don't say I want to git him out o' the way ; I only on the subject in hand, he happened to glance at the

For a primsose star is fairer far, want to plant some of the seed from that apple-tree! column headed in flaming capitals

I've been told, than all sky-blossoms are. If he hang himself, that's his own business. All

Oh! tend me well, and show me where

“ Great UNION MEETING," &c., &c. I want is one of them same kind o--trees !” She car

I may find this beauty past comparo ?" ried away an apple,-an Eve in a new and unfamiliar. This was enough for him. He saw the time and

Snowdrop, Snowdrop, look this wayplace of the meeting, dropped his paper in his lap, form.

In the grassos, underneath the grey and exclaimed-_-" Great U-n-i-o-n Meeting! Yes, Old oak, behold the primrose gay ! Some of our county towns are not very by gracious, father! that's the way I spell Onion !

Primrose, Primroso a moment's spaco democratic, judging from the following anecdote, I'm off for that meeting, I tell you !"--and like

Let little Snowdrop see your faco! which a New England correspondent encloses to us : Israel Putnam of old, he saddled and bridled his cob, 'I sce, I see, on the upland lea, A worthy member of a rural community, who had without giving further notice to his family, and rode

A sweet face smiling tenderlythe great misfortune to lose his wife, certainly one off post-haste to attend the numerous gathering.

O pretty Primrose, lovest thou mo !

Oh! love me! let my prayer prevail ! of the most consistent and exemplary women in the whether he was much enlightened there on the I shall live, I shall thrive, I shall not fail, church of which both were members, went to the subject of raising onions, we never were fortunate

Though I look so weary, and weak, and paleminister of the parish to ask him if he would per- enough to hear These politicians will never know,

Oh! lovo me, and I shall live to see form the funeral solemnities at the church. The however, how much they have, first and last, to

The blossoming almond and apple tree,

And the May bloom wooed by the honey-bce ! minister seemed utterly confounded with surprise. answer for."

What doth she say, oh! what doth sho say ? Go to the church !' he exclaimed; I never should

" The British Quarterly" in discussing

Will she love me well, the Primrose gay?, think of such a thing! Why, we couldn't pay any

the Whisker philosophically, politically, and socially, Now nay, now nay! the Primrose gay more respect to the memory of Deacon Leathers thus indulges in a humourous vein :

Ilath given, she voweth, her love away ; himself! So that question was settled, and an im

Troth-bound is she to the Violet, “The mutton-chop seems to have suggested the form of portant one, too,"

And, oh! poor Snowdrop, never was yet
a substantial British whisker. Out of this simple form

A flower so modest, and fresh, and fair,
REALLY there is too much humor in countless varieties havo arisen ; one has whiskers turned

As the Violet, dowered with odours rare. the following " sentimental odc” to let pass, so we into the corners of his mouth, as if he were holding them

Die. Snowdrop, die, ere the bridal dayout with our scissors and pirate it, for your sake up with his teeth, the second has wandered into the middle

No love for thee bath the Primrose gay! of the cheek, and there stopped as though it did not know reader ;

where to go, like a youth who has ventured out into the "I die, I die! it was always 80-
"Is thine a heart oppress'd by caro,
middle of a ball-room with all eyes upon him ; another

Poor weeds, unspringing in winter's snow,
And dost thou seck relief ?

twists the contrary way, under the owners cars ; another, Lonely, so lonely! vexed and worn
I know a remedy so rare ;
with a vast Pacific of a face, has little whiskers, which

By the bitter blasts, we live forlorn ;
It is-a slice of Beef!
seem to have stopped short after two inches of voyage, as

There is nought that loveth us 'neath the sky-
From all tho world dost hide thy faco,

though aghast at the prospect of having to turn such a Cape It was always so—I die, I die!""
Thy sorrows to conceal?
Horn of a chin. We perceive coming a tremendous pair,

Tender, pathetic, full of beauty! don't you think I know what will tbino anguish grace

running over the shirt-collar, in luxurant profusion; yet
A cut of roasted veal!

we see, as the colonel or general takes off his hat to a lady,
that he is quite bald--ihose whiskers are, in fact, nothing

at is thought that France, in a war with Wouldst thou drive every grief out, but a tremendous landslip from the veteran's head."

England, would stand a very fair chance to come And misery put thy foot on ? Secure thyself--a pot of stout,

“I called upon a precious little niece of out first from the tussle ; for if you will but take a And a broiled chop of mutton'

mine, only four years old," said a lady to us the other map of each of the two countries, and examine them

day, “and was much amused by the following little closely, you will see in a moment that the map of Alone art thou, and desolate ?

incident. She was a very accomplished reader for her France has much the most bay-on-it (bayonet). Art utterly forsaken ? Ir thou be so condemned by fate, age, and she read some passages to me as evidences

A wag went a'ong one of our thoroughTake to-fried eggs and bacon !

of her ability. Presently her mother called her fares the other day, in company with a friend.

from some romping sport in which she was engaged, They came to a millinery and dress-making estabStand'st thou in awe of wicked folks : Fly not in haste to cloisters ;

and asked her to read Willis's beautiful sacred poem lishment, at the door of which, stuck under a glitterA refugo pleasanter by chalks

of · Absolom.' •No mamma,' replied shc, I would ing glass casc, was a new style of ladies dress Lies in a score of oysters."

rather not read it now. It is too sacred !"! This known in the proper circles by the name of tho from a little four year old !

basquin. “ There it is !" said the man of nonsense ; A MAN who was notorious for the healthy and safe size of his understandings, went to

A clever correspondent writes us to “ there you have it now! A real, regular baskin' a shoemaker, once upon a time, to get newly shod. know,—"if a cooking apparatus is known by the in the sun,' as sure's I am alive !"--And so it The worthy son of Crispin saw him trying to come name of a kitchen range, why are not all professed was.

- The same man who sent his Porter in at the door, though his efforts were vain, and cooks capable of forming a company, and styling called out to him_* What will you have, sir ?" themselves the kitchen rangers?" We don't know; apples to the cider-mill, expecting buttling Porter as

the result, calculates this summer to raise several • Have ! I want to get a pair of boots made." we're sure we don't. "Oh, well then, don't try to come in here, for you

A CORRESPONDENT tells a story of an casks of lime from his large Lima beans ! can't do it, possibly. Just step round the corner of old lady who, when her son was reading of the

A Fellow who “run with the engine," the building, and you shall have your foot measured. movements of the Legislature, burst out suddenly askod his friend if he knew what kind of an animal The fact is, sir, we shall be obliged to build a boot with the exclamation,—" Ander, Ander, is the the police made him think of. Well, no; he didn't, over your foot ; haint got no last that would come Legislature a kivered carriage or not?” That old exactly. “ I'll tell yer,” said he ; “ a-muss-quash!" anywhere near it !"

| lady was undoubtedly near of kin to Mrs. Partington. I-Wasn't that rather excruci-awful?


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