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RELIGIOUS CAMP MEETING IN AMERICA. mon in all this region. Living remote, and consigned, the The line of tents is pitched ; and the religious city grows greater part of the time, to the musing loneliness of their up in a few hours under the trees, beside the stream. condition in the square clearing of the forest, or the prairie ; Lamps are hung in lines among the branches ; and the effect when they congregate on these exciting occasions, society of their glare upon the surrounding forest is as of magic. itself is a novelty and an excitement. The people are naThe scenery of the most brilliant theatre in the world is a turally more sensitive and enthusiastic than in the older painting only for children compared with it. Meantime the countries. A man of rude, boisterous, but native eloquence, multitudes, with the highest excitement of social feeling, rises among these children of the forest and simple nature, added to the general enthusiasm of expectation, pass from with his voice pitched upon the tones, and his utterance tent to tent, and interchange apostolic greetings and em- thrilling with that awful theme, to which each string of the braces, and talk of the coming solemnities. Their coffee human heart everywhere responds; and while the woods and tea are prepared, and their supper is finished. By this echo his vehement declamations, his audience is alternatetime the moon, for they take thought to appoint the meet- ly dissolved in tears, awed to profound feeling, or falling ing at the proper time of the moon, begins to shew its disk in spasms. This country opens a boundless theatre for above the dark summits of the mountains; and a few stars strong, earnest, and unlettered eloquence; and the preacher are seen glimmering through the intervals of the branches. seldom has extensive influence, or usefulness, who does not The whole constitutes a temple worthy of the grandeur of possess some touch of this power.-Flints History of the God. An old man, in a dress of the quaintest simplicity, Mississippi Valley. ascends a platform, wipes the dust from his spectacles, and
RANDOM RECORDS OF RETURNS TO PARLIAMENT. in a voice of suppressed emotion, gives out the hymn, of
The House of COMMONS once reformed, which the whole assembled multitude can recite the words,
I hope will be kept clean : and an air in which every voice can join. We should deem
And sure this won't be very hard, poorly of the heart that would not thrill, as the song is
Its brace of BROUGHAMS between. heard, like the “ sound of many waters," echoing among The House has lost poor SADLER, with the hills and mountains. Such are the scenes, the associa
His twang so methodistical; tions, and such the intluence of external things upon a na
But it has gained Jack Gully, with tare so “ fearfully and wonderfully” constituted as ours,
His arguments so-phistical ! that little effort is necessary on such a theme as religion,
Why Cobbers for two places stood, urged at such a place, under such circumstances, to fill the
Surprise need not awaken : heart and the eyes. The hoary orator talks of God, of
He got elected for Old-ham, Eternity, a judgment to come, and all that is impressive be
And so has sav'd his bacon ! yond. He speaks of his “ experiences,” his toils and tra
This session will be very fierce, vels, his persecutions and welcomes, and how many he has
May be pronounced before ; seen in hope, in peace, and triumph, gathered to their fa
One borough is for Hasting WARRE, thers; and when he speaks of the short space that remains
And one Devizes Gore ! to him, his only regret is, that he can no more proclaim,
The rage of the Aristocrats in the silence of death, the mercies of his crucified Redeemer.
Will certainly wax hotter, There is no need of the studied trick of oratory to produce
To find their benches filled with CLAY, in such a place the deepest movements of the heart. No
With WEDGEWOOD, and a POTTER. wonder, as the speaker pauses to dash the gathering mois.
Though Petersfield LE-Fevre's sent, ture from his own eye, that his audierice are dissolved in
I hope 'twill be but partial :
The Dutch will tremble when they bear tears, or uttering the exclamations of penitence. Nor is it
That Leeds returned a MARSHAL! cause for admiration that many, who poised themselves on an estimation of higher intellect and a nobler insensibility
Alas ! I fear that the debates
Will open cease to be : than the crowd, catch the infectious feeling, and become
At least, whatever questions may women and children in their turn; and though they
Be under Locke and Key. to mock, remain to pray."
St. Ives (of course in schedule B) THE MINISTRY IN THE VALLEY OF THE MISSISSIPPI.
Has chosen Mr. HALSE : THERE are stationary preachers in the towns, particularly
While Brighton confidently trusts in Ohio. But in the rural congregations through the
That FAITHFUL can't prove false ! Western country beyond Ohio, it is seldom that a minister
Fearless the ROEBUCK sent from Bath, is stationary for more than two months. A ministry of a
May raise his noble front; year in one place may be considered beyond the common
For Preston wisely has resolved
That there shall be no HUNT ! duration Nine-tenths of the religious instruction of the country is given by people who itinerate, and who are,
The Commons is a public-house : with very few exceptions, notwithstanding all that has been
The reason why, perhaps, said to the contrary, men of great zeal and sanctity. These We meet, with WHITEBREAD, Burton, and
With Philports and with Tapps! earnest men, who have little to expect from pecuniary support, and less from the prescribed reverence and influence The house a perfect Pharisee which can only appertain to a stated ministry, find, at
Is growing, I'm afraid ;
"Tis true enough that it has NEELD, once, that every thing depends upon the cultivation of popu.
But, query, has it PRAED? lar talents. Zeal for the great cause, inixed, perhaps im.
How pleasant must the landscape be perceptibly, with a spice of earthly ambition, and the latent
Which Hill and Tower have part in ; emulation and pride of our natures, and other motives,
And where, while here a HERON soars, which unconsciously influence, more or less, the most sin
There swiftly skims a MARTIN ! cere and the most disinterested, the desire of distinction
Long WELLESLEY has not re-appeared among their contemporaries and their brethern, and a
(Perhaps because of sickness ;) reaching struggle for the fascination of popularity, goad
But what the house has lost in length, them on to study all the means and arts of winning the
Has been made up in THICKNESSE ! people. Travelling from month to inonth through dark
To compliment our sailor King, forests, with such ample time and range for deep thought,
How zealous are the Whigs : as they amble slowly on horseback along their pereg na
Besides some first-rates, there's a Hoy, tions, the men naturally acquire a pensive and romantic
A COLLIER, and a Brigas ! turn of thought and expression, as we think favourable to
Oh! what a motley mass of men eloquence. Hence, the preaching is of a highly popular
From these elections spring ! cast, and its first aim is to excite the feelings. Hence, too,
Upon the self-same bench there sit excitements, or in religious parlance, “awakening," are com
A CARTER and a King!
VALUE OF LITERARY MEN,
ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT,
a commonly interesting study must not be distracted in his pursuit.
I can scarce picture to myself
a happier benig than he who, with single aim and steady? As there is no country where money and gentility arc so purpose, pursues some chosen study till its difficulties be extravagantly valued, so is there none where talent and
come his toys, and his inventive genius forms them into a science are so ridiculously underrated as in England. In his future name.
new structure, inscribing upon it the indelible characters of
Is the superficial gossiping of what is France, in Russia, in most of the states of Germany, falsely called general knowledge, to be compared with this? (with the exception of these Islands)—we may say through- And if this same general knowledge be of so little worth, out the whole of civilized Europe a man of genius, a man why exhort mechanics to attain it, who have only and bare
ly time for what is useful? of knowledge, is a recognised power.
It becomes necessary, then, if a mechanie would derire The highest honours are awarded the most distinguish benefit from his studies, that they should be directed to a ed courtesies are paid him. To be even attached to the subject somewhat abstract or particular. But will he be clique of men of letters, is a rank, a passport into all society able to bestow upon it the undivided, undistracted attention -a title which is claimed with a certain degree of pride required to ensure success? When he arrives at the most
interesting and important point, when he may be said to be and assurance. Here, to call a man an author, is to treat Auttering with eagerness, and his heart beats as though he him with disrespect. He can have no other claim to dis- beheld a first-love, his time of leisure is expired, and he tinction if he does not. ostentatiously put it forth. Horace must either neglect his employment, which is life to his Walpole exulted in the idea that he was an Honourable ; body, or dash aside the gay vision which is life to his soul and Gibbon prided himself on being a country gentleman. But we will even suppose him to have sufficient ability and
courage to set aside or resume his studies at will, without We ourselves remember a distinguished, and even talented pain and without loss; there will yet be a mighty barrier fine lady, calling Washington Irving “ the man who writes to pass, unconnected with either his moral ability or corthe books." Graceful affectation! What is the class ris rage. When he has arrived at the extent of his little liing, and that must rise ? What is that class which, as our
brary, want spreads a dreary void before him, and he feels
its dismal chill just at the point of time when he has ob. people become a reading people, will be invested with the tained a knowledge of his own ignorance. The book upon popular authority? Before whom, and before what, does which his desires and studies hinge is valuable, and out of the bloated arrogance of a purse-proud, pampered aristo- reach of his purse—it is scarce, and locked up beyond the cracy quail and shrink into utter nothingness at the pre-labours, useful no more, and therefore no longer interesting
reach of his interest. How wistfully he looks upon his sent moment ? Lo! there is the Press! The press—the | because they cannot be brought to a conchusion! And does thousand-tongued-the Briarean-armed press ! Every ad. his ethereal soul condescend to look wistfully, too, upon the vance which fashionable indolence ventures to make to-station of those above hiin, aud upon the glittering ore that wards literary activity, is a sign that the man of letters is might fill up that same dreary void. Oh! how he feels the advancing upon my lord.
depth, the keenness of his curse! Who shall pourtky a A new chivalry is in the field. The nobility of know-want like this ? Come, ye poets, with your vivid personifi. ledge must become the aristocracy of the epoch. The beau- cations, depict me the poor student's want Want of intiful theory of St. Simon-for so far, if so far only, is it want which is to starve."
terest, want of purse, want of friends, want of hopeito benutiful—that to the superiority of the mind, which ele “ The child, in his innocent thirst for knowledge, hits vates and poetizes power, power should and ought to be asked some question out of the line of duty, because reachconferred—is not yet ripe for realization ; but, if we know ing beyond the bounds of ignorance. For this he is sin led anything of the future, we know that the two great axioms out for punishment-for example; and he meets it as a freeon which society will work out its new changes are,-the born child of nature should do, partly with astonishment
Compare the red glate of the mas. diffusion of power with the difusion of intelligence—the and partly with scorn,
ter with the diamond eye of the scholar, as the former raises diffusion of property with the diffusion of power,
his brawny arm in the impotent attempt to quench a litLITERATURE IN ENGLAND.-In England, literarying soul. Can you doubt the proof of nobility before you, men, as a body, have few feelings in common with the great or question for a moment which is the free and which the mass of the people. Our literature has been and still is es slave? The spirit of God is said to have brooded tpon the sentially aristocratic; they who write seek their chief ap- darkness and the deep. Methinks I see the spirit of on
face of the waters, when a living creation sprang from the plause from aristocratic circles, and derive from thence their pression brooding over that living creation, to darken that chief reward; and so long as a low ambition shall influ- it cannot extinguish, to debase what it cannot destroy." ence their minds, so long will they prove the mere servants of a dominant class. Bnt in place of money, a fleeting « Your boy carries the alteration in his very looks. That reputation, and-an admittance to fashionable circles, the bright inquisitive eye which was so often turned up to elevated and honest desire of being a nation's instructors, a yours is now become vacant, and almost soulless; that ear, hope of raising a popular literature, a literature spreading once open to your gentlest admonition, is now stupified by its wide and paramount and beneficial influence among the harsh, ummeaning threats ; that head, once erect in its in. whole people, had been the ruling spring of action, and the nocent, unconscious liberty, is now inclined to the abasing
cw've of real or pretended submission. His feelings are conscious worth of having contributed to such werk hnd changed, his desires and pleasures are inverted, , They were been their sole expected reward, then 'would the literary formerly to his lessons, they are now from them. Fear las mien of England have taken their fit station among the li- assumed the place of hope, and sadness that of jos. When terary bodies of Europe, and would no longer have been rank-you see the force of habit growing on your boy, and the ed with the footboys and servile hirelings of an arrogant if at once to shew you what it was become, and to reproach
cowering eye of your soul's darling turned to you, too, as noblesse. Westminster Review.
you with having made it so-oh I it would pierce your heart EDUCATION OF THE PEOPLE,
too much! I do not know the enemy I would curse writh “Knowledge to be useful must be particular : there must ||The above is from an essay written by Samuel Detoning,
such a look from his child." le a butt, and he who would pursue a difficult, or even a cabinet-maker in London.]
THE STORY TELLER. ;'
to whom I was introduced, that I became acquainted with 11!
Amelia ; my destiny led me to her house on the evening of "THE ROSE IN JANUARY--A GERMAN TALE.
her assembly; she received me; I saw Mademoiselle de gel » (1) INTRODUCTION.
Belmont, and from that instant her image was engraven I HAD the good fortnne to become acquainted in his old' in lines of fire on my heart. The mother frowned at the Ege with the celebrated Wieland, and to be often admitted sight of a well-looking young man; but my timid, grave, to bis-table. It was there that, animated by a flask of and perhaps somewhat pedantic air, re-assured her. There Rhenislı he lored to recount the anecdotes of his youth, and were a few other young person daughters and nieces of with a gaiety and naïveté which rendered them extremely the lady of the mansion ; it was summer-they obtained interesting:. His age-his learning-his celebrity--no permission to walk in the garden, under the windows of the Juager threw us to a distance, and we laughed with him as saloon, and the eyes of their mammas. I followed them ; joyously as he himself laughed in relating the little adven- and, without daring to address a word to my fair one, ture wich. I now attempt to relate. It had a chief in- caught each that fell from her lips. fluence on his life, and it was that which he was fondest of “ Her conversation appeared to me as charming as her retracing, and retraced with most poignancy. I can well person ; she spoke on different subjects with intelligence remember his very words ; but there are still wanting the above her years. In making some pleasant remarks on expression of his fine countenance_his hair white as snow, the defects of men in general, she observed, that what she Tucefully curling round his head his blae eyes, somewhat most dreaded was violence of temper.' Naturally of a calm mlet by years, yet still-announcing his genius and depth disposition, I was wishing to boast of it ; but not having of thought, his brow touched with the lines of reflection, the courage, I at last entered into her idea, and said so but open, elevated, and of a distinguished character ; his much against passion, that I could not well be : uspected of emile full of benevolence and candour. “ I was handsome an inclination to it. I was recompensed by an approving enough,” he used sometimes to say to 18—and no one who smile ; it emboldened me, and I began to talk much better looked at him could doubt it; “but I was not amiable, for than I thought myself capable of doing before so many a savant rarely is," he would add laughingly, and this handsome women. She apreared to listen with pleasure ; Tery one donbted ;-80 to prove it, he recounted the little but when they came to the chapter of fashions, I had no history that follows.
more to say-it was an unknown language ; neither did
she appear verscd in itThen succeeded observations on "I was not quite thirty," said he to us, “ when I ob- the flowers in the garden ; I knew little more of this than tained the chair of philosophical professor in this college in of the fashions, but I might likewise bave my particular the most flattering manner : I need not tell you that my taste ; and to decide, I waited to learn that of Amelia : she einqur prapre was gratified by a distinction rare enough at declared for the Rose, and grew animated in the culogy of my age. I certainly had worked for it formerly ; but at her chosen flower. From that moment, it became for me the noment it caine to me, another species of philosophy the queen of flowers. "Amelia,' said a pretty, little, laugherupied me much more deeply, and I would have given ing Espiègle, how many of your favourites are condemn. biore to know what passed in one heart, than to have had ed to death this winter?' Not one,' replied she ; ' I repower to analyze those of all mankind. I was passionately nounce then-their education is too troublesome, and too in love : and you all know, I hope, that when love takes ungrateful a task, and I beyin to think I know nothing possession of a young head, adieu to every thing else; there about it.' is no room for any other thought. My table was covered “ I assumed sufficient resolution to ask the explanation with folios of all colours, quires of paper of all sizes, journals of this question and answer : she gave it to me. You have of all species, catalogues of books, in short, of all that one just learned that I am passionately fond of Roses ; it is an finds on a professor's table; hut of the whole circle of science hereditary taste; my mother is still fonder of them than I I had for some time studied only the article Rose, whether am. Since I was able to think of any thing, I have had in the Encyclopedia, the botanical books, or all the gar- the greatest wish to offer her a Rose-tree in blow (as a new deners' calendars that I could meet with ; you shall learn year's gift) on the first of January. I have never succeeded. presently what led me to this study, and why it was that Every year I have put a quantity of rose-trees into vases ; sy window was always open, even during the coldest days. the greater number perished ; and I have never been able to All this was connected with the passion by which I was offer one rose to my mother.' So little did I know of the possessed, and which was become my sole and continual culture of flowers, as to be perfectly ignorant that it was thought I could not well say at this moment how my possible to have roses in winter ; but from the moment lectures and courses got on, but this I know, that more i understood that it might be, without a miracle, and that than once I have said " Amelia,' instead of philosophy.' incessant attention only was necessary, I promised myself,
“It was the name of my beauty-in fact, of the beauty that this year the first of January should not pass without of the University, Mademoiselle de Belmont. Her father, Amelia's offering her mother a rose-tree in blow. We re& distinguished officer, had died on the field of battle. She turned to the saloon ; so close was I on the watch, that I occupied with her mother a large and handsome house in heard her ask my name in a whisper. Her companion the street in which I lived, on the same side, and a few doors answered, “I know him only by reputation ; they say he Cstant. This mother, wise and prudent, obliged by cir- is an author; and so learned, that he is already a profescumstances to inhabit a city filled with young students sor.' 'I should never have guessed it,' said Amelia ; 'he from all parts, and having so charming a daughter, never seems neither vain nor pedantic. How thankful was I for
affered her 'n moment from her sight either in or out of this reputation. Next morning I went to a gardener, and coors. But the good lady passionately loved company and ordered fifty rose-trees, of different months, to be put in cards ; and to reconcile her tastes with her duties, she car.
It must be singular ill fortune,' thought I, if, Tied Amelia with her to all the assemblies of dowagers, among this number, one at least does not flower: On professors' wires, canonesses, &c. &c., where the poor girl leaving the gardener I went to my bookseller's, purchased anuyed herself to death with hemming or knitting beside some works on flowers, and returned home full of hope. I furt mother's card-table. But you ought to have been in- intended to accompany my rose-tree with a fine letter, in Sumed, that no student, indeed no man under fifty, was which I should request to be permitted to visit Madame de alnittet. I had then but little chance of conveying my Belmont, in order to teach her danghter the art of having antimines to Amelin. I am sure, however, that any other roses in winter; the agreeable lesson, and the charming thara thyself would have discovered this chance, but I was scholar, were to me much pleasanter themes than those of a perfect novice in gallantry; and, until the moment when my philosophical lectures. I built on all this the prettiest i inabibed this passion from Amelia's beautiful dark eyes romance possible ; my milk-pail had not yet got on so far as pinze having been always fixed upon volumes of Latin, Perette's ; she held it on her head; and my rose was not lite ek, Hebrew, Chaldaic, &c. &c; understood nothing ał set transplanted into its vase ; but I saw it all in blow. all of the language of the heart.' It was at an old lady's, | In the meantime, I was bappy only in imagination ; I no
longer saw Amelia ; they ceased to invite me to the dowa. my room ; and, according to its indications, I put them ger parties, and she was not allowed to mix in those of outside the windows, or took them in ; you may guess that young people. I must then be restricted, until my intro- fifty vases, to which I gave this exercise three or four times ducer was in a state of presentation, to seeing her every a day, according to the variations of the atmosphere, à! evening pass by with her mother, as they went to their par- not leave me much idle time; and this was the occupatim ties. Happily for me, Madame de Belmont was such a of a professor of philosophy! Ah! well might they have coward in a carriage, that she preferred walking when it taken his chair from him, and sent him back to school; w was possible. I knew the hour at which they were in the school, a thousand times more childish than the younges: habit of leaving home ; I learned to distinguish the sound of those pupils to whom I hurried over the customary rouof the bell of their gate, from that of all the others of the tine of philosophical lessons; my whole mind was fixed on quarter; my window on the ground floor was always open ; Amelia and my rose-trees. at the moment I heard their gate unclose, I snatched up “ The death of the greater number of my eléres, hossome volume, which was often turned upside down, sta- ever, soon lightened my labour; more than half of them tioned myself at the window, as if profoundly occupied never struck root. I flung them into the fire: a fourta with my study, and thus almost every day saw for an in- part of those that remained, after unfolding some litus stant the lovely girl, and this instant was sufficient to at leaves, stopped there. Several assumed a blackish yellow tach me to her still more deeply. The elegant simplicity of tint, and gave me hope of beautifying ; some flourished sur her dress ; her rich, dark hair, wreathed round her head, prisingly, but only in leaves ; others, to my great joy, were and falling in ringlets on her forehead; her slight and covered with buds; but in a few days they always got that graceful figure—her step at once light and commanding- little yellow circle which the gardeners call the collas, and the fairy foot that the care of guarding the snowy robe ren which is to them a mortal malady-their stalks twisted dered visible, inflamed my admiration ; while her dignified they drooped—and finally fell, one after the other, ta the and composed manner, her attention to her mother, and earth-not a single bud remaining on my poor trees. This the affabilty with which she saluted her inferiors, touched withered my hopes; and the more care I took of my inte my heart yet more. I began too, to fancy, that, limited as lids—the more I hawked them from window to winar, were my opportunities of attracting her notice, I was not the worse they grew. At last, one of them, and but only entirely indifferent to her. For example, on leaving home, promised to reward my trouble-thickly covered she usually crossed to the opposite side of the street; for leaves, it formed a handsome bush, from the middle of had she passed close to my windows, she guessed, that, in which sprang out a fine, vigorous branch crowned with six tently occupied as I chose to appear, I could not well raise beautiful buds that got no collar-grew, enlarged, and even my eyes from my book ; then as she came near my house, discovered, through their calices, a slight rose tint. The there was always something to say, in rather a louder tone, were still six long weeks before the new year; and, certain as ' Take care, mamma ; lean heavier on me; do you feel ly, four, at least, of my precious buds would be blown ky cold?' I then raised my eyes, looked at her, saluted her, that time. Behold me now recompensed for all my paints and generally encountered the transient glance of my divi. hope re-entered my heart, and every moment I lookei a nity, who, with a blush, lowered her eyes, and returned my my beauteous introducer with complacency, salute. The mother, all enveloped in cloaks and hoods, “On the 27th of November, a day which I can never for saw nothing. I saw every thing and surrendered my get, the sun rose in all its brilliance ; I thanked Heaton heart. A slight circumstance augmented my hopes. I had and hastened to place my rose-tree, and such of his com published - An Abridgement of Practical Philosophy.' It panions as yet survived, on a peristyle in the court. was an extract from my course of lectures--was successful, have already mentioned that I lodged on the ground floor. and the edition was sold. My bookseller, aware that I had 1 watered them, and went, as usual, to give my philosopti, some copies remaining, came to beg one for a customer of cal lecture. I then dined-drauk to the health of my rose his, who was extremely anxious to get it; and he named and returned to take my station in my window, with Mademoiselle Amelia de Belmont. I actually blushed with quicker throbbing of the heart. pleasure ; to conceal my embarrasment, I laughingly in “ Amelia's mother had been slightly indisposed to quired, what could a girl of her age want with so serious a eight days she had not left the house, and consequently 1 work? « To read it, sir,--doubtless ;' replied the book- had not seen my fair one. On the first morning I had . seller ; - Mademoiselle Amelia does not resemble the gene- served the physician going in ; uneasy for her, I contrisse rality of young ladies ; she prefers useful to amusing books.' to cross his way, questioned him, and was comforted. I He then mentioned the names of several that he had lately afterwards learned that the old lady had recovered, and a sent to her; and they gave me a high opinion of her taste. to make her appearance abroad on this day at a grand gals • From her impatience for your book,' added he, “I can given by a Baroness, who lived at the end of the street. I answer for it, that it will be perused with great pleasure : was then certain to see Amelia pass by, and eight days more than ten messages have been sent; at last, I promised privation had enhanced that thought ; I am sure Madame it for to-morrow, and I beg of you to enable me to keep my de Belmont did not look to this party with as much word.' I thrilled with joy, as I gave him the volumes, at patience as I did. She was always one of the first ; it last the idea that Amelia would read and approve of my senti- scarcely struck five, when I heard the bell of her galt. ments, and that she would learn to know me.
took up a book,—there was I at my post, and presenti “ October arrived, and with it my fifty vases of rose saw Amelia appear, dazzling with dress and beauty, as trees ; for which, of course, they made me pay what they gave her arm to her mother ; never get bad the brillixtar chose ; and I was as delighted to count them in my room, of her figure so struck me; this time there was no otta** as a miser would his sacks of gold. They all looked rather for her to speak to catch my eyes ; they were fixed on a languishing, but then it was because they had not yet re but hers were bent down : however, she guessed that I conciled themselves to the new earth. I read all that was there, for she passed slowly to prolong my happiness. ever written on the culture of roses, with much more at followed her with my gaze, until she entered the bous" tention than I had formerly read my old philosopers ; and then only she turned her head for a second ; the door w. I ended as wise I began. I perceived that this science, like shut, and she disappeared, but remained present to my he2" all others, has no fixed rules, and that each vaunts his sys- | I could neither close my window, nor cease to look at : tem, and believes it the best. One of my gardener authors Baroness's hotel, as if I could see Amelia through the wall would have the rose-trees, as much as possible in the open I remained there till all objects were fading into obscu. air; another recommended their being kept close shut up; -the approach of night, and the frostiness of the one ordered constant watering; another absolutely forbade brought to my recollection that the rose-tree was still on t: it. It is thus with the education of man,' said i, closing peristyle ; never had it been so precious to me ; 1 hasten the volumes in vexation. • Always in extremes always to it; and scarcely was I in the anti-chamber, when I ke for exclusive systems_let us try the medium between these a singular noise, like that of an animal browsing, and tira opposite opinions.' 1 established a good thermometer in ling its bells. I trembled, I few, and I had the grief to 6 =
a sheep quietly fixed beside my rose-trees, of which it was means of presentation than the rose-trée. I pressed the making its evening repast with no slight avidity.
precious ring to my heart, and to my lips; assured myself " I caught up the first thing in my way; it was a heavy that the sheep was really dead; and, leaving him stretched cane; I wished to drive away the gluttonous beast; alas! near the devastated rose-trees, I ran into the street, disit was too late ; he had just bitten off the beautiful branch missed those who were seeking in vain, and stationed myaf buds ; he swallowed them one after another ; and, in self at my door to await the return of my neighbours. I pite of the gloom, I could see, half out of his mouth, the saw from a distance 'the flambeaux that preceded them, finest of them all, which in a moment was champed like quickly distinguished their voices, and comprehended by the rest. I was neither ill-tempered nor violent ; but at them that Amelia had confessed her misfortune. The mothis sight I was no longer master of myself. Without well ther scolded bitterly; the daughter wept, and said, Per. knowing what I did, I discharged a blow of my cane on the haps it may be found.' 'Oh, yes, perhaps,' replied the animal, and stretched it at my feet. No sooner did I per mother with irritation, it is too rich a prize to him who dire it motionless, than I repented of having killed a crea finds it; the Emperor gave it to your deceased father on the ture unconscious of the mischief it had done ; was this wor field when he saved his life; he set more value on it than thy of the professor of philosophy, the adorer of the gentle on all that he possessed besides, and now you have thus Amelia ; But thus to eat up my rose-tree, my only hope fung it away; but the fault is mine for having trusted you to get admittance to her! When I thought on its annihi- | with it. For some time back you have seemed quite be. ation, I could not consider myself so culpable. However, wildered.' I heard all this as I followed at some paces bethe night darkened ; I heard the old servant crossing the hind them; they reached home, and I had the cruelty to lotver passage, and I called her. Catherine,' said I bring prolong, for some moments more, Amelia's mortification. your light; there is mischief here, you left the stable door i intended that the treasure should procure me the entrée of öpen, (that of the court was also unclosed) one of your their dwelling, and I waited till they had got up stairs. I Sheep has been browsing on my rose-trees, and I have pun- then had myself announced as the bearer of good news ; I ished it.'
was introduced, and respectfully presented the ring to Ma** She soon came with the lanthorn in her hand. It is dame de Belmont; and how delighted seemed Amelia ! and got one of our sheep,' said she ; I have just come from how beautifully she brightened in her joy, not alone that hem, the stable gate is shut, and they are all within. Oh, the ring was found, but that I was the finder. She cast blessed saints ! blessed saints ! What do I see !'.
herself on her mother's bosom, and turning on me her eyes, claimed she when near, it is the pet sheep of our neigh. humid with tears, though beaming with pleasure, she lour Mademoiselle Amelia de Belmont. Poor Robin! clasped her hands, exclaiming, “Oh, sir, what obligation, What håd luck brought you here? Oh! how sorry she will what gratitude do we not owe to you!" ' I nearly dropt down beside Robin. Of Mademoiselle “Ah Mademoiselle !' returned 1, you know not to Amelia ?" said I, in a trembling voice, has she actually a whom you address the term gratitude.' (To one who has heep Oh! good Lord! no, she has none at this mo. conferred on me a great pleasure,' said she. « To one who neat_but that which lies there with its four legs up in has caused you a serious pain, to the killer of Robin.' the air; she loved it as herself; see the collar that she «« You, sir?-I cannot credit it—why should you do so ? worked for it with her own hands.' I bent to look at it. you are not cruel.' It was of red leather, ornamented with little bells, and she « « No, but I am so unfortunate. It was in opening his led embroidered on it in gold thread — Robin belongs to collar, which I have also brought to you, that your ring Amelia de Belmont; she loves him, and begs that he may fell on the ground—you promised a great recompense to the restored to her. What will she think of the barbarian him who should find it. I dare to solicit that recompense ; who killed him in a fit of passion ; the vice that she most grant me my pardon for Robin's death.' detests; she is right, it has been fatal to her. Yet if he 666 And I, sir, I thank you for it,'exclaimed the mother ; skoald be only stunned by the blow: Catherine! run, ask I never could endure that animal; it took up Amelia's for some æther, or Eau de Vie, or hartshorn,run, Cathe- entire time, and wearied me out of all patience with its nine, run."
bleating; if you had not killed it, Heaven knows where it *Catherine set off; I tried to make it open his mouth ; might have carried my diamond. But how did it get enmy rose-bud was still between its hermetically-sealed teeth ; tangled in the collar? Amelia, pray explain all this.' perhaps the collar pressed it; in fact the throat was swelled. « Amelia's heart was agitated; she was as much grieved I got it off with difficulty, something fell from it at my feet, that it was I who had killed Robin, as that he was dead which I mechanically took up and put into my pocket Poor Robin,' said she, drying a tear," he was rather too Without looking at it, so much was I absorbed in anxiety fond of running out; before leaving home I had put on his for the resuscitation.' I rubbed him with all my strength; collar, that he might not be lost—he had always been Iarrtr more and more impatient for the return of Cathe- brought back to me. The ring must have slipped under iine. She came with a small phial in her hand, calling out his collar. I hastily drew on my glove, and never missed in her asual manner, “ Here, sir, here's the medicine. lit till I was at supper.' bever opened my mouth about it to Mademoiselle Amelia ; uc What good luck it was that he went straight to this I pity her enough without that.'
gentleman's,'observed the mother. b* What is all this, Catherine ? where have you seen « « Yes--for you, said Amelia ; he was cruelly received -Mademoiselle Amelia — and what is her affliction, if she was it such a crime, sir, to enter your door ?' rioes not know of her favourite's death?''Oh, sir, this is 6 * It was night,' I replied ;' I could not distinguish the * terrible day for the poor young lady. She was at the end collar, and I learned, when too late, that the animal beof the street searching for a ring which she had lost, and it longed to you.', **s no trifle, but the ring that her dead father had got as a " " Thank Heaven, then, you did not know it !' cried the prent from the Emperor, and worth, they say, more ducats mother, or where would have been my ring?" Dhan I have hairs on my head. Her mother lent it to her “It is necessary at least,' said Amelia, with emotion, today for the party; she has lost it, she knows neither how that I should learn how my favourite could have so cruelly une where, and never missed it till she drew off her glove chagrined you.' si wupper. And, poor soul! the glo ve was on again in a «« Oh, Mademoiselle, he had devoured my hope, my za inate, for fear it should be seen that the ring was want- hope, my happiness, a superb rose-tree about to blow, that 43%, and she slipped out to search for it all along the street, I had been long watching, and intended to present-to-to but she has found nothing.'
-å person on New Year's Day.' Amelia smiled, blushed, * It struck' me, that the substance that had fallen from extended her lovely hand towards me, and murmured Are sheep's collar had the form of a ring; could it possibly All is pardoned.' If it had eaten up a rose-tree about to de! I looked at it: and, judge of my joy, it was Madame blow,' cried out Madame de Belmont, it deserved a thoude Belmont's ring, and really very beautiful and costly. A sand deaths. I wonld give twenty sheep for å rose-tree in secret presentiment whispered to me that this was a better blow.' • And I am much mistaken,' said Amelia, with the