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tions of mishaps that have occurred to my A tear stood in Mr. Lyndhurst's eye, as predecessors who left their country home he grasped the hand of his old friend; and broad acres to enjoy the pleasures of and after some further conversation, they London. One in particular returned to separated, -the Squire to renew the battle Windmere, after a three months' absence, of argument with Mrs. Davis, on the prowith a broken leg, but I happen to know priety of going to London, and Mr. Lynd. that this was caused by a kick from his hurst to pay a visit to the clergyman of own horse, which might have happened the parish, with whom he was on terms of in this village as well as anywhere else. great friendship, and to confide to him the My servants shake their heads as I pass, secrets of his heart. Meanwhile we must and sigh as though I was about to leave return to Ellen, who, supposing the Squire the world instead of merely travelling a had business matters to arrange with her hundred miles.”

father, had left them to call upon a few « But," interposed Mr. Lyndhurst, poor dependents, who lived in the neigh“ have you considered that at your age bouring cottages, to administer to their you may experience some discomfort ?” necessities, and to shed in their rooms the

“Tush, man,” exclaimed the Squire, cheerful light of consolation. Sweet and “what are these in comparison to the en- touching were the words that fell from joyment I shall feel in surprising Charles her lips, at the bedside of the sick; kind with my presence when he least expects and encouraging were her remarks to the it? I may perhaps see the dear boy on young, who crowded eagerly around to the platform, advocating with all the attract her notice. All blessed and loved warmth of his honest heart the claims of her. The gray-headed man bent with the destitute. I may hear the applauding years, and looking with calm hope to a voices of thousands hail the name of Lang- speedy rest from toil and suffering, hailed ford, and bless the speaker. Talk of petty her as the type on earth of the minister. inconveniences, why a scene like this ing spirits in heaven. The stalwart sons would repay them a thousand times.” of the village as they gazed respectfully

“ Have you heard lately from your on her pure and beautiful countenance, nephew ?

felt the glow that nerved their peasant No, I have not, and this makes me fathers, to protect those they loved ; more desirous of accomplishing my pur- and would have united at her slightest pose. Charles is doubtless a man of energy bidding, to render her service. The and action in the good cause, and as such matrons of Windmere called their daughhis time must be quite absorbed. But ters to the door as she passed, and pointed still he should have some regard for the to her as a model of all that is excellent ancient house he will soon be called in woman, and worthy of imitation ; and upon to represent. I want to see him į followed thus by the benedictions of all, married, Lyndhurst. The boy will make the gentle maiden passed onwards with a a glorious husband for Ellen, for he is full | lighter step to her dwelling, communing of noble, manly aspirations.”

with her thoughts, and reading occasion“I have been thinking, Squire, about ally from a volume she held in her hands. this union; and there is only one thing that “ Certainly,” she said, emerging from militates against my conscience, and that the village into the hill-side road, leading is the small sum my daughter will receive to the cottage, "the most exquisite pleafrom me as her wedding portion.”

sure that can be realized is that of doing “Not one word more on the matter, my good. It seems to me as if the mother good friend," exclaimed the Squire warmly, who gave her life for mine accompanied “why a girl like Ellen is worth the Indies me on these visits,—for I feel an approv. to any man ? besides, have I not a super- ing voice within, which tells me that I am fluity of wealth? Do not my estates in- pursuing what she would have done, had crease from year to year; and have I not she survived. I am thus fulfilling a sacred already said that Charles is my heir,—with duty, although perhaps not so zealously only one proviso; which is that he marries as I should. How exquisitely does the dear girl in whom we are both so greatly George Herbert express this feeling, when interested ?"

he says,

" If as a flower doth spread and die,

“ONLY ONCE." Thou would'st extend to me some good, Before I were by frost's extremity

A TALE FOR THE YOUNG. Nipt in the bud; The sweetness and the praise were thine; One evening, towards the close of DeBut the extension and the room,

cember, the family of Dr. Walton sat in Which in thy garland I should fill, were mine

their pleasant parlour, conversing on the At thy great doom.

anticipated pleasures of the coming holiPor as thou dost impart thy grace,

day. A ride was suggested by one, a The greater shall our glory be;

party by another, and but one dissenting The measure of our joys is, in this place, The good with thee.

voice was heard. Let me not languish, then, and spend

“Father,” said Henry, “I wish you A life as barren to thy praise

would let me go with William Miles and As is the dust, to which that life doth tend,

the other boys to Long Pond to skate." But with delays.

“And pray who may the other boys All things are busy: only I

| be ?” asked his father, laughing. Neither bring honey with the bees, Nor flowers to make that, nor the husbandry

“Why, father, Charles Ellis, Adams, To water these.

Philip Hall, and the rest.” I am no link of thy great chain,

“Philip Hall is not very good company; But all my company is a weed.

and I fear the rest,' with the exception Lord ! place me in thy concert; give one strain To my poor reed."

of Charles and Adams, are of the same

class. I am willing to gratify you, but I “But,” continued Ellen, as she closed do not wish you to associate with bad boys." the book and resumed her soliloquy, “jf “But let me go, father, only once," I cannot do much myself, I may obtain pleaded Henry. “We shall have such a in Charles an active coadjutor. How fine time, and I should be so disappointed delightful it will be for us to concert if I do not go." plans for the welfare of our poor neigh Dr. Walton had one weak point of bours, to establish schools, and rescue character. He was one of those indolent, children, now wandering in ignorance and ease-loving persons so often to be met, destitution, from the darkness in which and being very indulgent with his children, they are plunged. No idle moments for he frequently yielded his better judgment us, every day and hour employed in some to their solicitations. Henry knew his good work; and who knows," added the father's failing; and with the requisite enthusiastic girl, her features beaming amount of coaxing, obtained, as usual, the with tenderness and sympathy, “but we wished-for consent. may become the benefactors, not merely New Year's day came, and Henry set of a simple village, but of communities, off to enjoy his expected pleasures. A the inciters of those who may hereafter large number of boys were assembled, the regenerate society !”.

majority of whom were of that class who, Her meditations were abruptly inter if not really bad boys, were not very prorupted at this moment by the approach of fitable companions. Henry heard their a servant from the house, bearing a letter. conversation with surprise, and as an oath Ellen glanced at the address; and seeing or a rude jest mingled with their discourse, it was in her cousin's handwriting, retired his cheek reddened with indignation ; but to her chamber to read the contents at before long the same expressions fell less greater leisure. The reader is already jarringly on his ear. acquainted with the purport of this com- ! At noon refreshments were brought, munication. The effect of it, upon the and the boys, with a keen appetite, preheroine of our story, shall be related in pared to partake. “Let us say grace," another chapter.

said Philip Hall; and he mockingly com(Continued at page 211.)


O don't, Philip !" exclaimed Henry,

now really shocked, while a loud and Love that has nothing but beauty to jeering laugh followed his interposition. keep it in good health, is short-lived, and! To the infinite surprise of Henry, apt to have ague fits. Erasmus.

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Home's not merely four square walls,

Though with pictures hung and gilded;
Home is where affection calls,

Fill'd with shrines the heart hath builded ! Home !-go watch the faithful dove

Sailing 'neath the heaven above usHome is where there's one to love!

Home is where there's one to love us! Home's not merely roof and room,

It needs something to endear it; Home is where the heart can bloom,

Where there's some kind lip to cheer it! What is home with none to meet ?

None to welcome, none to greet us? Home is sweet, and only sweet,

Where there's one we love to meet us!


Thou comest, Autumn, heralded by rain,

With banners by great gales incessant fann'd

Brighter than brightest silks of Samarcand,
And stately oxen harness'd to thy wain!
Thou standest, like imperial Charlemagne,

Upon thy bridge of gold: thy royal hand

Outstretch'd with benedictions o'er the land, Blessing the farms through all thy vast domain. Thy shield is the red harvest-moon suspended

So long beneath the heaven's o'erhanging eaves; Thy steps are by the farmer's prayers attended;

Like flames upon the altar shine the sheavesAnd following thee in thine ovation splendid, Thine almoner, the wind, scatters the golden






My friend, thou sorrowest for thy golden prime, I have tasted each varied pleasure,

For thy fair youthful years too swift of flight; And drunk of the cup of delight;

Thou musest with wet eyes upon the time I have danced to the gayest measure

of cheerful hopes that fild the world with In the halls of dazzling light;

light, I have dwelt in a blaze of splendour

Years when thy heart was bold, thy hand was And stood in the courts of kings; '",

strong, I have snatch'd at each toy that could render

And prompt thy tongue the generous thought More rapid the flight of Time's wings.

to speak, But vainly I've sought for joy or peace,

And willing faith was thine, and scorn of wrong In that life of light and shade;

Summon'd the sudden crimson to thy cheek. And I turn with a sigh to my own dear home. The home where my childhood play'd..

Thou lookest forward on the coming days,

Shuddering to feel their shadow o'er thee creep; When jewels are sparkling round me,

A path, thick-set with changes and decays, And dazzling with their rays,

Slopes downward to the place of common sleep: I weep for the ties that bound me."?!?

And they who walk'd with thee in life's first stage, In life's first early days.

Leave one by one thy side, and, waiting near,
I sigh for one of the sunny hours, :| VINH Thou seest the sad companions of thy age-
Ere day was turn'd to night:

Ini Dull love of rest, and weariness and fear.
For one of my nosegays of fresh wild
Instead of those jewels bright.

Yet grieve thou not, nor think thy youth is gone I weep when I gaze on the scentless buds

Nor deem that glorious season e'er could die... Which never can bloom or fade :

Thy pleasant youth, a little while withdrawn, And I turn with a sigh to those gay green fields

Waits on the horizon of a brighter sky: The home where my childhood play'd.

Waits, like the morn, that folds her wing and


Till the slow stars bring back her dawning hour; THE LAW DIVINE. (111iff? W Waits, like the vanish'd spring, that slumbering 34 Say not the law Divine it! Beid Hotel bides Is hidden from thee, and afar removed; VIGY T Her own sweet time to waken bud and flower.j

That law within would shine, Flot bl. There shall he welcome thee, when thou shalt If there its glorious light were sought and loved


on his bright morning hills, with smiles more Soar not on high, de Nor ask who thence shall bring it down to earth,

'sweet That vaulted sky

Than when at first he took thee by the hand, 579 Hath no such star, didst thou but know its worth. |

" Through the fair earth to lead thy tender feet.

He shall bring back, but brigh*er, broader still, Nor lannch thy barko t !!!

Life's early glory to thine eyes again, In search thereof upon a shoreless sea, vir Shall clothe thy spirit with new strength, and All Which has no ark,

Thy leaping heart with warmer love than then. No dove to bring this olive-branch to thee.!!!!!! Then do not roam 3 , 911

Hast thou not glimpses, in the twilight here, to

1. Of mountains where immortal morn prevails? In search of that which wandering cannot win.

Comes there not, through the silence, to thine ear At home! at home!

A gentle murmur of the morning gales, That word is placed thy mouth and heart within.

That sweep the ambrosial groves of that bright Oh! seek it there!

shore, Turn to its teachings with devoted

And thence the fragrance of its blossoms bear, IMO Watch unto prayer,

And voices of the loved ones gone before, And in the power of faith that law fulfil. ? More musical in that celestial air? Put 9199294

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The following account of the famous confided to him by Thomas Winter, one Gunpowder Conspiracy, extracted from of the conspirators, with whom he set sail some rare documents, may not be unac for England ; shortly after the undertakceptable to our readers at the present ing was made known to Robert Catesby, season of the year.

Thomas Percy, and John Wright, when It appears that the first intimation of all tbe five consulted together, on the most the purposed conspiracy was communi. efficient means of executing a plot against cated to Guido Fawkes, an officer in the the state, each becoming bound by an Spanish service, then in the low countries, oath of secresy, sworn upon the Evangelwho was stated to be a fit man both for ists, which was rendered still more binding counsel and execution, of whatsoever by the administration of the sacrament. should be resolved upon. The secret was / During these consultations, after various

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