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Marion, co., Ky.
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I have worshipped blue eyes, and there
is no radiance so heavenly as that which
gleams from them. But black are more
bewildering; and when a shadow of melancholy falls over the forehead, it softens
their beauty, while it does not dim them.
If you will go with me now to a glen in
the Highlands and a willow shaded nook,
I will point out to you the very spot where
years ago, there stood a rude bench, on
which, many, times I have seen the fair
girl I write of sitting, and by which I once
saw her kneeling. The cottage under the
hill is occupied by strangers, and its very
broad hall and hug- - rooms now ring to
the laughter of those that know not whose
gentle spirit haunts their very chambers.
She was beautiful as a dream. Never
was holier forehead shaded by raven tresses; never were tresses so glorious as those.
If I tell you that I loved Sarah D
you will call me an enthusiast, and ascribe
I did love
my admiration to my passion.
Iter, but only as a boy worships a being
far above mm. 1 used ta lie at ner ieei
on the grass, and gaze into her face, and
watch The play of her exquisite features.
It was there I learned first how high, and
pure, and worshipful we may be.
She was young and beautiful. What
need I to add that she was loved, for such
as she lived on affection and die for lack
of it! Her father devoted his fortune and
his life to her; and she was heiress to a
large estate. As might be expected, she
had numberless suitors of every rank and
I cannot now remember all of
them, although I kept the run of them
tolerably well. But of all there were only two that appeared to have any prospect
of success; and the village gossips were
occupied in discussing their relative chances.
OF EQUAL RIGHTS.
LEBANON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 1852.
this pure clasp
never look into mine
never be around my neck, this holy caress
never bless me more!
But see how I hasten in advance of my
And yet, like Canning's knife
grinder, I remember now that I. have no
story to tell, or at best it is a very simple
She loved Joe. His calm and earnest
way of loving her, won her whole soul.
He did not say much in her company, nor
of her; but when they were alone, or
of the children near, his low voice
would be musical, and she sat entranced
I have seen them
with his eloquence.
seated on a bench by the side of the gentle stream; and have heard him lead her
gentle soul, step by step, with him from
earth to stars, and then from star to star,
until she seemed to be in heaven with him,
and listening to the praises of the angels.
I am unable to tell how it happened
Joseph S., left his profession (which had
been the law) and entered the ministry;
nor am I able to state, though I might
guess at the cause operating in his own
The father of Sarah D., was not a religious man, and, I am sorry to say, was
one of the small class of men, who not
only deny the truths of our most holy
creed, but take every opportunity to cast
ridicule on its teachers. It was, therefore,
with great pain that his daughterobserved
his coldness and rudeness to Joseph S.,
and was not surprised, however much she
was grieved, when an open rupture rendered the suspension of his visits at the
house absolutely necessary.
Thev never had spoken of love. Each
knew the secret of the other's affection,
and what need of words to tell it?
would have been but a repitition of hack-nieAnd yet there is no music
in the world so sweet as those three words,
"I love you," from the lips we love to kiss.
But the father of our gentle friend had
feared the existence of some bond between
them, and peremptorily required his daughter to break it if it did exist.
She replied to him, relating the simple
truth, and he desired her to refuse thenceforward to see or speak to Joseph.
A month of deeper pain than can well
be imagined, succeeded this command,
during w hich they did not meet.
It was a moonlight night in August that
she walked out with me, (then a boy three
vears her junior,) and sat on the bench by
the side of the stream. The air was clear,
the sky serene and no sound disturbed,
but the voice of the wind among the tree
tops made a pleasant mnsic; and we listenThe stillntss was
ed and were silent.
broken by the voice of Joseph S.
You will pardon me if I pass over that
scene. It was my first lesson in human
suffering, and though I have learned it
over and over since then, though the iron
has entered my soul, and seared and scar
red it, yet I have never seen, and do not
believe I have ever felt more agony than
those two felt, as they parted that night
to meet no more on earth.
He bowed his lips to her forehead, and
murmured the solemn "forever."
awoke at this word and exclaimed with
"No, no, there is no such word, Joe."
"We shall not meet again on earth, my
Her tall form
"And what is earth?"
grew more queenly, and her dark eye flashed divinely, as she rose and exclaimed, in
clear and silvery tones, "And what is
earth? These things must end. I will
name a trust, dear Joe, and you shall keep
it. If vou pass first into the other land
wait for me on the bank, and if I go hence
before, you, I will linger on the other shore
until you come, Will you remember?"
"I will live and die in this memory."
She lifted her face to his, and her arms
to his neck, and they clung together in a
long and passionate embrace. Their lips
did not separate, but were pressed close
together, until he felt her form cold, and
her clasp relaxed, and he laid her gently
down on the old seat, bowed over her a
moment in prayer, and was gone. I heard
him say, "take care of her W.," and so I
strove to recall the life that had left her
Frank R. was the gayest,
bellow in the world, and had you seen him
on his horse, by the side of Sarah D., you
would have said he was made for her, so
wild was his laugh, and so joyous her
Yet had you been behind the
closed shutter of the window in front of
the large white house on the hill as they
rode bv, and had yon there watched the
.compressed lip, the broad calm forehead,
the pale face and sparkling eye oi josepn
S.. as he saw them passing, you wouiu
have prayed to God that the fair girl might j jpS anl cheeks, and eyes. It came slow
belong to that noDie man even as i a uuy, ly, and she awoke as we wake in the mor
ning after death has entered our charmed
God has answered my prayers. When circle, with an oppression on the brain, and
the long w ay was traveled over, and the a swimming, swollen, senselessness of
nigged and difficult steep surmounted
At length she remembered all, and raiswhen her fairy foot was piessed on the
rock at the summit of the hill of life, and ed herself with a half articulated exclaher eves gazed into the deep blue sky, with mation of agony, broken by a sob; and
a longing gaze, there, even there, beyond then fell on her knees by the bench, and
the blue, his outstretched arms received buried her face in her hands, and remained thus for nearly an hour.
her, and his embrace was heaven!
When she arose, her face was as the
Go preach to blocks and stones, ye who
that love is of the clay! Go preach face of an angel. It was that same exalbelieve
to the dead, ye who deny this immortality ted look until she died.
I think she took cold that night; she was
of the affections. Go reason with trees,
images of wood, or with your own mo- was never well afterwards, and the next
tionless, lifeless, icy souls, ye who believe winter she passed at the South, returning
that, because there' is no marrying yonder, in the spring very fragile, but verv beautithere shall be no embracing, or because ful.
Joseph S., was sent abroad by one of
we may not use the gentle words, "my
we may not clasp these sanctified the boards of missions of their church,
foiled and he resigned his
forms into our own holy arms! I tell you, but his health
man, that immortality would be a glorious commission, while he traveled through the
cheat, if with our clay died all our first Eastern world.
Three years fled with their usual swiftI tell you, that annihilation
To Sarah D. thev were verv slow
Ko beaven. if I believed that when ness.
lenrrth rests on its coffined and painful years, yet she was happy in
and no one dreamed oi the
pillow, and my lips sink to the silence and her quiet way.
longing to l-:- p
those loving pre "illMr.-wa'Nf df t'th
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up of all the loafers about Port II
But I can tell you that a charivari is not with her hearty and hospitable welcome,
always a joke.
and soon found himself quite at horue; but
"What is a charivari?" said I. "Do
"There was another affair that happen- only think how ashamed he must have
ed, just before you came to the place, that felt, when the same 'larum commenced, at
pray, enlighten me."
"Have you been nine months in Canada occasioned no small talk in the neighbor- the usual hour, in front of th Udy's
and ask that question?
Wrhy, I thought hood; and well it might, for it a most dis- house!
Well, I will tell graceful piece of business, and attended
you knew everything!
" 'Oh,' said Mrs. R
, smiling to her
you what it is. The charivari is a custom with very serious consequences.
Some of husband, 'here come our friends. Realthat the Canadians got from the French, the charivari party had to fly, or they ly Mr. K
, they amuse us so
in the Lower Province, and a queer cusmight have ended their days in the peni- an evening that I should feel quite dull
tom it is. When an old man marries a tentiary.
young wife, or an old woman a young
"There was a runaway nigger from the , "From that hour the charivari ceased,
husband, or two old people, who ought to States came to the village, and set up a and the old lady was left to enjoy the sobe thinking of their graves, enter for the barber's poll, and settled among us. I ciety of her young husband in quiet.
second or third time into the holy estate am no friend to the blacks; but really Tom
, that tha
"I assure you, Mrs. M
of wedlock, as the priest calls it, all the Smith was such a quiet,
felcharivari often deters old people from matdie young lellows m the neighborhood low, and so civil and obliging, that he king disgraceful
so that it
meet together to charivari them. For soon got a good business. He was clever
wholly without its use." Roughing it
this purpose they disguise themselves, too, and cleaned old clothes until they in the Bush; or, Life in Canada
blackening their faces, putting their clothes looked almost as good as new. Well, af- on hind part before, and wearing horrible ter a time he persuaded a white girl to
Remarkable Voyage in tho Lir.
masks, with grotesque caps on their heads, marry him. She was not 'a bad looking-lookinTohn Wise, of Lancaster, Pa , made his
adorned with cock's feathers and bells.
Irishwoman, and I can't think l3ist aerial voyage from Portsmouth, 0.,
They then form in a regular body, and what bewitched the creature to take him. on the 3d inst. His balloon voyage was
proceed to the bridegroom's house, to the
"Her marriage with the black man creatone, and the grandest he ever
sound of tin kettles, horns, and drums, ed a great sensation in the town.
All the performed, so far as magnificent sights are
cracked fiddles, and all the discordant in- young fellows were indignant at his pre- concerned.
He ascended a little after 4
struments they can collect together. Thus sumption and her folly, and they deter- o'clock in the afternoon, and soon rose to
equipped, thev surround the house where mined to give them the charivari in fine an elevntion of 2,000 feet. While slowly
the wedding is held, just at the hour when style, and punish them both for the insult sailing along at this elevation, by the range
the happy couple are supposed to be
they had put upon the place.
of a hill in Kentuoky. three rifle shots were
"Some of the young gentlemen in the fired at him, one struck the car, but so
to retire to rest beating upon the
door with clubs and staves and demanding town joined in the frolic. They went so very lightly that it did no harm.
He beof the bridegroom admittance to drink the far as to enter the house, drag the poor lieves the striking part was mere chance.
bride's health, or in lieu thereof to re- nigger from his bed. and, in spite of his Those who fired the shots, we have no
ceive a certain sum of money to treat the shrieks for mercy, they, hurried him out doubt, did not imagine that there was a
into the cold air for it was winter and person in the balloon.
band at the nearest tavern.
to appear almost naked as he was, rode him upon a useful meteorological information was ob"If the bridegroom refuses
him that he died un- tained by Mr. Wise in his voyage.
and grant their request, they commence rail, and so
he states are as follows:
din you hear, firing guns der their hands.
"They left the body, when they found
1st. Thunderstorms have two plates of
charged with peas against the doors and
window, ratllingold pot and kettles, and what had happened, and fled. The ring- clouds, the upper discharging the contents
abusing him for his stinginess in no meas- leaders escaped across the lake to the oth- whatever it may be rain, hail or snow.
2d. Sheet lightenings of an orange colured terms. Sometimes they break open er side; and those who remained could not
the doors, and seize upon the bridegroom; be sufficiently identified to bring them to or undulates silently between the upper
it and lower cloud, in a waving motion.
he may esteem himself a very fortunate trial. The affair was hushed up; but
3d. The discharges of electricity take
man, under such circumstances, if he es gave great uneasiness to several respectwhose sons were iu the place in the lower cloud, (by discharges
capes being ridden on a rail, tarred and able families
are meant thunder and lightening.)
feathered and otherwise maltreated. I KCiape."
"Cood heavens! are such things permit
4ih. The distance between the upper
have known many fatal accidents arise out
of an imprudent refusal to satisfy the de- ted in a Chnstain country.' liut scenes and lower cloud is not less than 2,000
(this is mere eye measurement.)
mands of the assailants. People have like these must be of rare occurrence?",
"They are more common than you im5th. The uprising current was not coneven lost their lives in the fray; and I
A man was killed up at W
tinued higher than the lower cloud, and
think the government should interfere; and agine.
Surely, the other day, and two others dangerous- was rising and whirling as long as I was
put down these riotous meetings.
The bride- - in'the margin of the siorm, being in it 25
old man cannot ly wounded, at a charivari.
it is very hard, that an
;r Ol,o ;c u.;n;n tr groom was a man in miuuie me, a
'csolute and passionate man. and he
6th. The storm was much wider below
take him.' without asking the leave of
ua.eu to i.i.c- - than above, and the deposite diverging at
a rabble as that. What ri"ht have they swore mat u sucn
lere witn nun, ne wouiu siiooi hi mem least 25 deg. from a perpendicular line.
t0 interfere with his private affairs?
7th. The deposition of hail and rain
said I. feeling a true with as little compunction as he would at
at such a lawless in- so many crows. Ilis threats only increas- was thickest in the centre of the storm. I
fringement upon the natural rights of man. ed the mischevious determination refused could not, of course, look through it, but
mob to torment him; and when lie
I viewed one from its front, the other from
"I remember," continued Mrs. O
to admit their deputation, or even to give behind its line of direction, and tiiey both
who had got fairly started upon a favorite
them a portiom of the wedding cheer,
subject, "a scene of this kind, that was they determined to frighten him into com- appeared
8th. Under the shadow of the upper
acted two years ago. at
pliance by firing several guns loaded with cloud it is very cold, and in the lower cloud
took his third wife. He was a
Their salute was re- it is quiie warm.
peas, at his door.
duverv rich storekeeper, and had made
turned from the chambei window, by the
9th. The upper cloud was moved by the
ring the war a great deal of money.
of a double barrelled gun, load- current which always blows fiom west to
married a discharge
felt lonely in his old age, and
The crowd gave back east.
ed with buckshot.
voting handsome widow, to enliven his with a tremendous yell. Their leader was
10th. Other causes than the upper curhouse.
The lads in the village were deBY MItS.
shot through the heart, and two of the rent may affect the horizonital course of
termined to make him pay for his frolic.
foremost in the scuffle dangerously woun- thunder storms sons to increase ordirniu-is- h
was adThis got wind, and Mr. P
ded. Thev vowed they would set fire to
was towards the close of the summer
honeymoon in Toronto;
vised to spend the
the house, but the bridegroom boldly stepof 1833, which had been unusually cold
I might deduce some data from what
but he only laughed, and said that 'he ped to the window, and told them to try
and wet for Canada, while Moodie, was
was so distinctly observed on this occasion
be frigtened from his
before they could light a torch he but will for the present leave that to abler
inspecting a portion of was not going to by
absent at D
of a few it, add
would fire among them again, as his gun heads, and particularly to Prof. Espy and
his government grant of land, that I was
In the morning he was marwild boys.
startled one night just before retiring to ried at the church, and spent the day at was reloaded, and he would discharge it the Smithsonian Institution.
Mr. Wise enjoyed the grand and terrific
rest, by the sudden firing of guns in our home, where he entertained a large party at them as long as one of them dared to
near vicinity, accompanied by shouts and of his own and the bride's friends. Du- remain on his premises
spect itc e of looking down upon a war ot
"They ch ared off; but though Mr. A
yells the braying of horns, the beating of
the elements upon a scale of grandeur far
ring the evening, all the idle chaps in the
was uot punished for the accident, as it slll p Ssing Waterloo. We advise Prof,
drums, and the barking of all the dogs in
town collected about the house, headed by
was called, he became a marked man, and ESpV and Dr .Hare to make a number of
I never heard a more
a mad young bookseller, who had offered
stunning uproar of discordant and hideous himself for their captain, and, in the usual lately left the colony, to settle in the Uni- - -- i voyages to settle their disputes. We
think it would be a grund plan for them;
forms, demanded a sight of the bride, and
What could it all mean? The maid-se- r
"Why, Mrs. Moodie, you look quite se- - much better than writing and printing long
"health. They were
liquor to drink her
rious. I can't however, tell you a less papers on the subject. Let them get up
vant as much alarmed as myself, opened
lv received bv Mr. P
dismal tale. A charivari would seldom be into the regions above along with Mr.
the door and listened.
who "sent a friend down to them to bid
attended with bad consequences if people Wise, and make observations.
"The goodness defend us!" she exclaimthem welcome, and to inquire on what would lake it as a joke, and join in the
ed, quickly closing it, and drawing a bolt
might be very useful to the Smithsonian
they would consent to let him off,
"We shall be murdered. terms
Institution in getting meteorological inforand disperse.
The Yankees must have taken Canada,
"A very digniued proceeding, tor a; mation.
six"The captain of the bnnd demanded
'bridegroom to make themselves
and are marching hither."
well bride and
From tiie Olive Branch,
ty pounds, as he, Mr. P
"Nonsense! that cannot be it. Besides,
the laughing stock of such people;
afford to pay
A s ensiblc cotemporary says: 'The
"Oh, but custom reconciles us to
they would never leave the main road to
" 'That's too much, my fine fellows!'
to make a pledge not to
thinrr: and 'tis better to rive up a little of; woman oun-hattack a poor place like this. Yet the cried Mr. P
from the open window.
fthe lives of our kiss a man who uses tobacco.
is very near. Hark! they are filing
and I will send you our pride
'S.iy twenty-five- ,
So they had! but the deuce of it is, all
again. Bring me the hammer and some down a cheque upon the bank of Montreal fellow creatures. I have been told a story
the handsome men use it in some shape!
nails, and let us secure the windows."
of a lady in the Lower Province, who
for the money.'
is a little luxury not to be
took for her second husband a young fel- and 'kissing'
The next moment I laughed at my folly
" 'Thirty! thirty! thirty! old boy!' roar- low, who, as far as his age was concerned, dispensed with! As to a female kiss,
in attempting to secure a log hut. when
fau"h! there's no effervescence in it! it's as
the aplication of a match to its rotten ed a hundred voices. 'Your
might have been her son. The mob surthat. Down with the cash, and we will rounded her house at night, carrying her flat as an unmixed soda powder! It 1 m
walls would consume it in a few minutes.
and three times
victimizedthat way, 1 always take an earStill, as the noise increased, I was really give you three cheers,
effigy in an open coffin, supported by six
of soap and water.
three" for the bride, and leave you to sleep
lads, with white favours in their ly application
frightened. My servant who was Irish
If you hang back, we will raise hats; and they buried the poor bride amid will see women practice it sometimes,
(for my Scotch girl, Bell, had taken herears that you shouts of laughter, and the usual accom- just to 'keep their hand in;' (lips 1 mean,)
self a husband, and I had been obliged to such a 'larum about your
but it's a miserable substitute! a sham arsha'n't know that your wife's your own paniments, just opposite her drawing-roohire another in her place, who had been
for a month to come!'
amus- ticle! done half the time to
The widow was highly
only a few days in the country), began to
of the male audience! (I hope to be pardonremonstra- ed bv the whole of their proceedings, but
"'I'll give you twenty-five,- '
cry and wring her hands, and lament her
ed for turning State's evidence,' but I
hard fate in coming to Canada.
Just at ted the bridegroom, not the least alarmed !,. wicelv let. them have their own way
cue ,,, n aa..
all the time She lived ina strong stone house, and she
at this critical moment, when we were at sheir threats, and laughing
a .u ,),.
n r,s,l I ip iionshut - ia nauii.u gin, imui
of an arrant cowardice, in his sleeve.
bun'riurl: when you meet with & gifted
" 'Thirty; not ono copper less!' Here ters. and set them at aeuance.
which would have shamed a Canadian
brother, 'make a note on't,' as Capt. Cuts loner as she enjoyed her health,
child of six years old, Mrs. O
tapped they gave him such a salute of diabohcal
tle says. There's your univrsal kisser,
at the door, and although generally a sounds that he ran from the window with she said, 'they were welcome to bury her
between your kiss
pleased; she was who can't distinguish
most unwelcome visitor, from her gossip- his hands to his ears, and his friend came in effigv as often as they
and Y"ur nrandinother's faugh! there's
ing, mischieveous propesities, I gladly let down stairs to the verandah, and gave really glad to be able to afford amusement
jyour pni.Osopniciii, uansctjuueui.i.
them the sum they required.) 'lhey did to so manv neoole.'
whole of wh0"0es tiirougn vile niuuuua
"Night after night, during the
"Do tell me," I cried, the meaning of not expect that the old man would have
oh! my senses!! they say
been so liberal, and they gave him the that wmter, the same party beset her
this strange uproar?"
there's such a thing as 'unwritten music:
Hip, hip, hip, hurrah!' in fine style, and house with their diabolical music; but she and 'unwritten poetry ' I have my pi
, "Oh, 'tis nothing," she replied laughing;
"vou and Mary look as white as a sheet; marched off to finish the night and spend only laughed at them.
vate suspicions there are 'unwritten kisses.
"The leader of the mob was a young
but you need not be alarmed. A set of the money at the tavern."
a sad mischiev-iou- s
"And do people allow themselves to be lawyer from these parts,
wild fellows have met to charivari Old Saof
fellow; the widow became aware
tan, who has married his fourth wife to bullied out of their property by such ruf
Which affords a mean man the rmsi
this, and she invited him one evening to pleasure, to succeed in business biaisei;,
night, a young gal of sixteen. I should fians?"
"Ah, my dear! 'tis the custom of the take tea with a small party at her house.
not wonder if some mischief happens a- to see another man fail
them, fo1 thev ar a bad
mde tountrv, strd 'tis not o easy to put it down. H" accepted the mvitntion, wap croirmea
the other side of the dark river which men
shrink trom. fine grew leeoie aauy, as
the summer and autumn advanced, and in
December she was evidently dying.
One day her mother had been out of
the house perhaps making calls; she returned at evening, and among other inci-dents of news which she hod learned, she
mentioned to Sarah the death of her old
friend Joseph S.
The fair friend was reclining in a large
arm chair, looking out through the closed
windows at the snow on the ground, and
the pure moonlight which silvered it.
There was no startling emotion visible, as
her mother mentioned the fact, which to
her was the most solemn yet most joyous
news the world could give; for, now, how
I saw a
much nearer was their meeting!
smile flash across her face, as the joyous
news reached her ear; I saw her forehead
raised to receive the caress which I knew
she felt. She was silent for many minutes, and then spoke in feeble, yet very
musical accents, and I boyishly wept aloud.
Then she smiled and looked at me with
finger upraised, and said:
"Wait a little while longer, dear W."
And then, after a moment, she said
"Mother, is the snow very deep?"
'Not very, dear; why do you ask?"
"Because if it were deip, I thought it
would be dillicult for old Mr. Smith to
Are all the
find our lot in the graveyard.
headstones covered, mother?"
"What is the matter, Sarah? What if
they are covered?"
"Mother, dear, it is useless to conceal it
from ourselves, or from one another.
know, and I quite well, that I am dying
I have not wished to live, only for one
thing I did long for life, and I dreaded
to meet death alone! But now I shall not.
W. will tell you what I mean when I am
Yes, gone, dear mother, I shall
This chair will
not be here any longer.
stand here, and father and you will rise
walk about, and visit, and go in and out.
and sleep and wake again, and so on, day
after day, and I shall have no part any
longer in your cares and joys, dear mother." As she uttered the last two words,
she put her arms around her mother's neck
and kissed her fondly, and sank back in
to her chair again. I sat at her teet watching her matchless features. A smile was
flitting across them, now there, now gone,
yet each time it appeared it lingered long
er than before, until it became fixed, and
so holy that I grew bewildered as I gazed
and a strange tremor passed my body.
The breath of peace was fanning her
glorious cheek! Her head was bowed a
very little forward, and a tress escaping
from its bond, fell by the side of her pure
white temple, and close to her opened lips.
It hung there motionless. No breath disturbed its repose! She slept as an angel
might sleep, having accomplished the mission of her God.