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and drieryone; is attended with inportant advantages. The crop is more productive, and the disease termed the curl in a great measure disappears. But the following fact will demonstrate that the potato may be cultivated long, by extension in the same soit, and without change of seed ; and neither disertse to any uncommon degree be generated, nor "any symptom announcing approaching dissolution.

* When, in 1812, I came to reside in the manse here, I was much pleased with the appearance and excellent quali. ty of a large, bent, depressed kidney potato, cultivated by my neighbour, the late Mr. James Sime, tenant in Wester Flisk. He told me, that, thirty years before that period, he brought the seed with him from a farın he previously occupied, about five miles to the eastward ; and during the whole intervening period he had annually planted the potatoes in the fields in the immediate neighbourhood, without change. In the spring of 1813, I got a supply for my own use, and from that period to the present I have continued to cultivate the roots, equally without hange. In size and quality I have never seen better, nor any equally good. The soil on which this variety of potato has been cultivated, in this immediate neighbourhood, and by extensions from the same stock, during the period of forty-five years, is a stiff clay, with a close, tilly bottom, and varying from 150 above, nearly, to the level of the sea, and on the margin of the estuary of the Tay.

“Before concluding these hurried observations, I beg distinctly to state, that I by no means deny the existence of those symptoms of decay which certain kinds of fruit. trees or other cultivated vegetables exhibit. I consider it probable that the causes of this decay may yet be traced to the kind of culture, or the constitutional habits of the plants which have been extended. At least it would be safer to refer such calamities to causes yet to be developed, than to the operation of a law, which does not act where its manifestations ought to be displayed, and where they could be easily detected; but which is supposed to act where its limits are removed from our present powers of in. vestigation, and which will require the lapse of ages before its foundation can be established on the basis of sound induction."

THE LUXURY OF LEATHER BREECHES.- We remember the time when the young officers of the Guards used to monot guard in superlatively tight leathers; and the opera. tion necessary to a smart appearance was then so painful and laborious, that in no cause but that of fashion would these gentlemen, so particularly addicted to the study of their own ease, have subjected themselves to it. To get into a well-inade pair of leathers was the business of about two-hours, with the aid of two' able-bodied servants, and certain mechanical appliances to boot. The waist-band of the pantaloons being held open by the as. sistants, the officer was dropped into them, and sunk by his own weight as

the extreme tightness of the season, (suspended by the waist-band, as aforesaid,) until he had made as much 'way as could be effected by this process, and his strength was pretty nearly exhausted. All that kicking and plunging on his part, and jerking on that of the servants could do, having been accomplished, he was carried out, (still by the waist-band,) and set astride of thu bandisters, where, with ordinary industry and perseverance, he could, in about an hour's lime, force bis legs down into tbeir appointed places of confinement. The earpestneșs with wbich this operation was carried on, contrasted with the attitude of the party, had a very ludicrous effect. With the introduction of trousers these pains and troubles went out; but stays, which were at first worn by the dandies with their cossacks, furnished a continuation to the afflictions of the flesh-Atlas,

“What are you threshing that poor boy for ?” said somebody to a sweep of some 12 years of age, who was laying it on thick upon one much younget. - "Vy, 'cause he insulted me: he called me a Try," was the reply of the son of the clergy."-"Velly' cried the other, still nolding up his little fists in the attitude of defence, as the tears washed two, white streaks down his sable cheeks, "he first called me a Vig, Sir."

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PARISI PAUPER. When large of me my mother lay, And father swore he'd never pay, Who kindly let him run away?

The Parish. Who pitied mother's sad mishap, And gave her pay to give me pap, And nurse me in her own dear lap?

The Parish. STATE PAUPER. When I was born the third of three As jolly lads as you might see, Who paid the expense of rearing me?

The People Who bonfires made, and made a fuss Uproarious and riotous, And wish'd my mother more of us ?

The People BOTH. When I was come to boy's degrees Who didn't know what to do with me, So rigg'd and sent me off to sea ?

The Parish

The People. When war was up, and Boney down, And I came back to London town, Who tipp'd me handsome with a crown ?

The Parísi.

The People. For several little slips of grace That happen'd in my younger days, I wonder who the piper pays ?

The Parish

The People And, now that I've a lawful wife, Who makes us lead, with little strife, A pretty comfortable life?

The Parish.

The People Who knows our means are very small, And wont refuse us wheu we call, And never wants no work at all?

The Parish

The People PARISH PAUPER. Who pays our house-rent every year, And keeps us rates and taxes clear? Who buys us gin? who buys us beer

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THE STORY-TELLER.

sant, practical, and profitable labour, both for winter and

summer. GEORGE MASON;

The trials and efforts of Mrs. Mason and her daughter OR, LIFE IN THE WESTERN TERRITORY.

were commenced with the morning light, and scarcely re

linquished until midnight. It is true, they did not suc( Concluded.)

ceed to their satisfaction at once; but active and ingenious The postmaster, on the bank of the river, had noticed people, who are in earnest, and determined not to be disGeorge, and had inquired into the circumstances and char- couraged, seldom fail in each efforts, and soon improve upon acter of the family. He was a man that had both an un

their first attempts. Conrage, patience, industry, and perderstanding and a heart. While Mrs. Mason and her severance, conquer all difficulties in practice. The inexchildren were wearying themselves in fruitless attempts to perienced manufacturers made many mistakes at first, and invent some kind of pursuit in which to employ their in their progress was slow. But in the course of the winter, dustry, he had more than once been occupied in the bene- the mother and daughter finished two grass bonnets, of volent desire to be useful to them. As a foretaste of good | which the first might be said to be very tolerable, and the will to them, he was in the habit of sending George the second, even beautiful, in comparison with Leghorn straw. newspapers and pamphlets that came to his office, after he had George and his brothers, in the same interval, had completperused them. These were beneficial to them in a hundred ways. In an imperfect way they supplied the want of merchantable ; besides one of a less perfect workmanship,

ed eight gentlemen's straw hats, which were considered books. They learned from them the events, passions, and employments of the great world without their forests. The

the fruit of their first essays and experiments, for each of thousand projects and discoveries of manufacturing inventhemselves. The last half-dozen were wrought with contiveness were brought to their view. They could trace the siderable ingenuity and neatness. range of other minds in the same inquiries which them

In the same period, they had made considerable preparation selves were pursuing with so much interest. Among other for the manufacture of silk, in which they were favoured inventions in manufactures they noted, with keen interest, by their friend, the postmaster, who not only furnished that the town from which they had emigrated had become them with all his printed instructions in relation to this famous for the manufacture of a new kind of grass bon business, but franked their letters requesting eggs, and they nets, in imitation of Leghorn straw. A premium of fifty had the pleasure of learning that their requests were grantdollars had been obtained by a school-mate of Lizzy's for ed, and that the eggs were forwarded according to their a bonnet of this kind, which had sold for thirty dollars desire. beside-eighty dollars for a single bonnet, and that made March came again ; the brooks were once more tufted by a girl, neither older, nor more ingenious, than herself! with the beautiful blossoms of the meadow-pink, and the In fact, the whole family, from constantly seeing the manu woods rendered gay by the opening flowers of the red-bud. factures going on about them while in New England, had These pleasant harbingers of spring admonished them to become familiar with all the mysteries of cutting, bleaching, begin their preparations for subsistence through the coming and platting straw, and with every stage of the operation,

It was necessary that the field should be ploughed from the cutting the grain to arranging the artificial flowers

this season. The frank deportment and the persevering on the finished bonnet. From a dissertation upon the kind industry of George had so far won upon the good feelings of grasz used in this manufacture, George was confident of the planters about them, that two of the richest offered that it was none other than the identical crab-grass which

to send their slaves and teams to plough it for him. This tras such an abundant and troublesome inmate in their corn-fields. So impatient were they all to satisfy themselves

was regarded in the family as a benefit from heaven; for upon this point, that, immediately after reading the article they could not expect a second crop without ploughing ; in question, George and Henry sallied out with a light at neither had they been able to devise any means of getting ten o'clock at night, to gather some of the crab-grass, and it done. They were inspired with new courage, and the to satisfy themselves as to its capabilities for the manufac- circumstance was regarded as an omen of future good ture. The grass was still unharmed by the frost, though fortune. so late in the season, and Mrs. Mason and Lizzy found it How in every difficulty did these poor things miss their to succeed as an experiment beyond their most sanguine departed guide and support! And when any thing occurred expectations. They retired to rest, full of cheerful and to brighten their prospects, how they missed the kind and golden dreams ; even Lizzy dreaming that the children were cheerful partaker in their joys ! all clothed in new suits, with shoes and stockings, and that The grand obstacle overcome, it was proposed that, beshe and her mother were once more fine.

fore planting, George and Henry should carry the fruits of This was a project for immediate and earnest trial. their winter's industry to the village on the banks for sale, Sufficient quantities of the grass were collected from the at the time when they were advertised by the papers that corn-field. George and his brothers concluded to try their a steam-boat would arrive there from New Orleans. It skill upon the coarser manufacture of Vevay straw hats seemed the only chance that offered for a market for their for gentlemen, of which some for domestic use were already hats and bonnets. They had made some attempts to sell made in the settlement. In the newspapers, too, were these articles to their neighbours. They had even offered minute dissertations on rearing silk worms, and on the make the last bonnet for the ploughing of their field : but such ing of silk. The woods about them abounded in mulberry- is the effect of prejudice, that these men found the bonnets trees, and there were acres covered with young and thriv. and hats mean and coarse, compared with much meaner ing ones, such as were represented to be in the right stage, and coarser ones brought from their stores. An impartial to furnish tender leaves for feeding the silk-worm. Eggs eye could have seen at once the superiority of our friends' for rearing the worms were offered gratuitously, to encour manufactures ; but these had been made at home and un. age this species of industry. Behold the promise of plea- der their eyes, and by a destitute family with patched gar

year.

ments and bare feet. Those that they fetched from the boys would be made upon the steamer. It will be seen that stores were far-fetched and dear-bought. People are too it was but an unpromising business for two ragged boys to often apt to undervalue what grows up under their eyes. carry such articles as hats and bonnets on board such a Of all this Mrs. Mason was fully aware. Highly as she vessel, returning from New Orleans, crowded with pa-e1. thought of George, and highly as he really deserved to be gers, some of them dandies, some of them belles, many of thought of, she was aware that he must be an inexperienc them empty, heartless, and unfeeling, most of them in : ed trader--that his market was an uupromising one-and careless, selfish frame of mind, and scarcely one of th-1 she allowed herself to indulge very slender hopes from the disposed to offer a fair chance to the speculation of our part proposed excursion to the river. But there was not a shoe little merchants. True, they were boys with fine handao or stocking amongst them. Notwithstanding her's and faces, and decent manners, and keen observers might easily Lizzy's patient patching and mending, their clothes were have noted that they were not common boys But whe, verging to that state of raggedness when patching and

the idle, self-conceited men and women on board this stears mending would do no more. As the mother made the last boat, greedy only for some kind of heartless amusement. arrangements for the departure of the boys, it was with would inspect them closely enough to look beyond their many prayers and tears. Nevertheless the grand maxim of first appearauce and their rags? Besides, all that could be her husband, “Never despair,” came to her thoughts, as supposed capable of such a purchase, had been to the gre? though it were his spirit hovering near to cheer them. Her mart of finery, New Orleans, and would little think of bij last and best exertions were to render the lads as neat and plying themselves, with any thing that they had overlodine! decent in their appearance as circumstances would permit. there, in such a place as this. All these thoughts wut But though their dress was so patched, and seemed that sufficiently obvious, even to the inexperience of George. His the original colour could hardly be discerned, it was still heart palpitated ; his mouth was dry; and, as he gave his manifest that they were the children of a mother who had hand to his brother Henry to lead him along the plank been used to comfort and respectable society. After giving board the steam-boat, his very hand trembled, and was c6them all the counsels suggested by maternal apprehension vered with a cold sweat. Never had the poor boy nar and forecast ; after long and laborious dictation of what urgent occasion for his father's maxim, “ Never despair." was to be said and done in various supposed cases; she He made a vigorons effort to conquer his feelings, an packed up the merchandise in two bundles, in the only two walked up to a tall gentleman with an air of patronage se? decent handkerchiefs she had left, the larger to be carried authority, who seemed to be intimate with some of the by George, and the smaller by Henry. She kissed them ladies. both, suppressed her starting tears, and trusting the return

“Will you please to buy one of our hats or bonnets purchases, if they should sell the hats, entirely to the judg- Sir?" said the boy. ment of George, and to his knowledge of what they need

The gentleman answered carelessly, but not unkiul;. ed most, she sent them forth. It was a beautiful March morning when they started, with the singularity of the offer of such articles in such a

“My boys, I have no need of either." But as if stra and the swelling buds of the spice-wood filled the air with place—“Let us look at them, though,” he continued

, “ iu bal aromatic fragrance. Wherever they crossed a run with a southern exposure, they saw the delicious meadow-pink and

kind of hats and bonnets do you make here ?" the red-bud in flower. The beauty of the day, and that

To have an opportunity to display his articles was da inexplicable spirit of freshness and joy to the whole creation, unexpected advantage, and no small point gained. So l' which spring diffuses over earth and through air, and with very modestly undid his handkerchiefs, and spread his hs!» which it fills every thing that has life with gaiety and before the gentleman. “Come and look, lalies," he said. song; the canopy of branches in the grand forest through

“Why, they are really fine. It would be curious to have which they passed, just beginning to be tinged with count.

come all the way from New Orleans, to buy bonnets at the less points of green ; every object in their way was calcu. Iron Banks! Who made these articles, boys ?” he continued. lated to cheer our youthful travellers. They, too, were full handling them rather roughly. of the freshness and buoyancy of youthful existence, and

“My mother and myself," answered George. “Pleze bu the sweet illusions of hope were diffused over their minds

to rumple them, Sir.” When they were a little rested, they rose, and resumed

By this time a circle was formed round the boys and their march, whistling and singing, until they arrived at

their merchandise. Some of the ladies showed their wit a! the river. The steam-boat had just fired its guns, and laughing at the idea of bonnets being made at such an obl. swept to the bank in all the pageantry of flags and music

, landish place. Another took one of them, and screwed of as they arrived. It may be imagined what an imposing sideways on her head, giving herself a great many of what spectacle it presented to boys, who, for so many months, had she thought pretty airs, in order to attract the attention el seen nothing but log-cabins and trees. Hundreds of wag. the gentleman, and to make him laugh. George delt every gish boatmen were cutting their jokes and plying for em- ill-natured remark upon his hats and bonnets as he would ployment on the deck and in their boats along-side. Se have felt an insult upon his mother, and every rude pall venty-five or eighty gaily dressed cabin-passengers sprang upon them as though it were upon his heart-strings. His ashore as soon as the plank was put out. A trading boat temper, for he was a high-spirited boy, was fifty times ready was moored a few rods above them. George considered this

to burst forth. But he saw that all depended upon his selfas a good omen. The people in these boats are known to command ; so he swallowed the angry words that we be traffickers, who deal in every thing. Besides, it was to ready to be spoken, and attempted to concual the palpita. remain there two days, whereas the steam-boat was only to tions of his heart as they agitated his tatterul jucket, aud take in wood and a few passengers, and would depart in bade himself be calm. Some tumbled over his hats, two hours ; of course, the first trading essay of the two marking that they showed aạ astonishing ingenuity, and

began to ask questions about a family that could originate The traders were shrewd fellows from Connecticut, whose, such manufactures in such a place. To all these questions business on the river, as they phrased it with the true George, and even Henry, had such modest, prompt, and northem accent, was “ trading and trafficking,” and to proper answers, that persons of much thought and feeling whom no article of barter came amiss. Like the people in would naturally have been roused to interest in them. But the steam boat, their curiosity was excited by having such unfortunately these people, like many others equally shal- articles offered there, in a region where they had been aclow, preferred to show their own wit and talent at ridicule customed to suppose nothing was manufactured. These rather than exercise consideration and benevolence to little knowing traders examined the articles with seeming carepaupers like these. There was, in particular, a forward lessness, but the character and circumstances of the boys in young lady, with a fine complexion, who was pretty, con a moment learned that they were Yankees, and perceived ceited, and vain, the belle and wit of her circle when at that they offered their articles cheap. They ascertained, too, home; she was, moreover, wealthy, and dressed as fine as at once that they had money, which they wished to expend colours, ribands, and lace, could make her. She made in purchases. Such an opportunity to trade and traffick" such ridiculous efforts to squeeze the handsomest bonnet over was not to be lost. the huge combs upon her head, that Henry could not help The sight of so many goods, arranged for show and effect, crying out in terror, that “she would spoil the bonnet.” | and with many a gaudy article on the external part of the A lady of more amiable character, and more consideration, shelves to strike the eye, could not fail to arrest the adsaw and pitied the distress of the boy, and begged her, if miration of the boys from the woods. Henry held up his she did not wish to purchase it, at least to return it unin- hands, exclaiming : “ Oh! brother, brother! what would jured. The young lady coloured at this rebuke, and gave I give to carry home some of these fine things to mother, the bonnet back to George, comparing it, however, with her and the children! Dear George, you must buy some of own Leghorn, bedizzened with flowers, but really of a very these things for them. inferior texture. “ You see, my boy,” said she, holding out

After a little pretended difficulty about the price, the her own beside his, " that I can hardly want to buy such a

traders purchased the remaining bonnet and hats. But it thing as this. Still, as you seem to be poor, I will give you I was part of the contract that the boys were to receive their half a dollar.” At the same time she offered him one from pay in goods, and moreover, to expend their money in purher splendid purse. Half dollars had been rare visitants chases there, they engaging to furnish every article as cheap with George, and he thought how much it would purchase as it could be bought at the stores. Sorry I am to say, that for his mother. A glow passed over his cheek; he knew George, with all his natural cleverness and quickness, had not whether what he felt was pride, resentment, or proper better have thrown his articles into the river, than have spirit. He was not even sure whether he ought or ought dealt with this trader. But one was endowed with a heart uot to accept the money. But he answered promptly, and a conscience. The artless story of the boys had moved “ Thank you Ma’am ; I should be glad to sell, but I did his pity and his feelings. He was determined that no adnot come to beg. As you do not find my bonnets worth vantage should be taken of their youth and inexperience. buying, I will go." An answer so proper from a boy so

He called his partner aside, and told him as much. The young, and so dressed, produced an instant and unexpected younger of the traders remonstrated, but, being the inferior impression. It did the business for George. It aroused partner, was obliged to yield, while the elder dealt with them. attention, and created instant sympathy. The considerate The whole amount of the purchase was to be sixteen dollars. lady, who had spoken before, whispered a person who The trader made many considerate and kind inquiries, with seemed to be her brother, and a momentary conversation ensued between the ladies and gentlemen in general. The home. It was a business of extreme perplexity with George

a sincere view to inform himself what they most needed at gentleman came forward, and asked George the prices of

to decide between conflicting claims in their purchases. He his bonnets and hats. “ Six dollars for the one, and four

went on shore with Henry to consult with him on points for the other; and seventy-five cents for each of the hats ;" was the answer.

The gentleman remarked, as one who that he was reluctant to mention before the traders. After was a judge, that the best bonnet was a fine one, and ought all, it would have occupied all day to fix on the specific arto sell for more than six dollars. He proposed to buy it, ticles to purchase, had it not been necessary that he should and dispose of it by lottery, to which the company assented decide in season to return home that night. The importby general acclamation. He paid George six dollars, and

ant selections at length, after much doubt and solicitude took the bonnet. The example was contagious. All at

and aided by the honest and more decided judgment of the once, it was discovered that the men's hats were light and trader, were made. They consisted of patterns for a chintz fine for the approaching summer. The story of the clever- dress for the mother and daughter, a pair of shoes for each Iess of the poor boys ran through the crowd, and in a few of the children. Two dollars that remained were bestowed minutes George had sold five of his hats.

in coffee and sugar, luxuries that had not been tasted in the There still remained one bonnet and two hats. The boys family since the first month after their arrival in the coun, had now acquired confidence from success, and they walked try. The trader had not only given them the full value up the stream a few paces, to where the trading-boat was of their money and articles, but had generously allowed mnoored. The two partners who managed it, probably took them more, and in the noble spirit of saving their feelings, them to be boys bringing eggs on board for sale. One of and wishing them to receive it, not as a gift, but as a pur. them held out his hand, to lead them aboard.

chase. The whole amount, when done up in a bundle, was “ What do you ask for your eggs?" was the question. no inconsiderable package, and constituted a burden 100

“We have none to sell," answered George; “ but an heavy for their strength and the distance they had to travel imitation Leghorn bonnet, and a couple of gentlemen's straw that night. Fortunately, a neighbour from the settlement hats,"

was at the river, carrying out a load of articles in his horse.

waggon to the settlement. He offered to take their package, and Lizzy.?, Privation rendered this decupatiou a petreci and even themselves back again. But, as his waggon was pastime. The boys, meanwhile, were in the field, busily heavily loaded, and inconvenient, and uncomfortable as a employed in planting, and delightedy on their return iro vehicle, they thankfully accepted the offer for the transport work, to watch the progress of the important operation of their package, preferring themselves to return on foot, within the hut. The needle-workers, too, often came est as they came.

to observe the diligent labourers in the field. During the This matter arranged, away marched the boys for home, inspection, you might have seen George in all the dignis with hearts as light as a feather. It was cheering to hear of head workman and overseer, directing Henry tostraightes their young voices echoing in songs through the woods, as the rows, and Thomas to take some kernels from the lil. they walked briskly forward. The still dusk of a March or add them as he saw the case require. These subalteru sunset overtook them before they reached home. It hap- also had a pleasure in manifesting, under the eye of the pened in this case, as it always happens, that too high a mother, their prompt obedience. tlood of joy is succeeded in the mind by an ebb of The imagination of the reader may easily supply the sadness. The solemn sensations of decaying light in the detail of a considerable interval of time that ensued, mustk. forests, weariness, and the reaction of feelings that had ed with no incident but the rejoicings of the first Sunday been too highly ex.ited, drew from Henry, with a long sigh, after the boys' return, in which the family assembled me as they rested for a moment, this remark : “Dear George, it their customary prayers in entire new dresses from head takes away all my gladness in carrying our fine things foot. home, to think that my poor dear father is gone, never to The field was planted, and the corn waved in its beant, come back. Oh! I would give all this world that he were the showers descended, and they were again cheered with only alive and well; what we have got would render him the prospect of an ample harvest. The materials for the so happy! Oh! how glad he would be to see that we are labours of the winter were prepared, as they were maturat able to make ourselves comfortable, and able to take care for gathering. It was a delightful employment for then * of ourselves. I shall never see him more, and I care no- tend their silk-worms ; for this season they calculated up thing about all we have bought."

little more than an experiment. But they contemplatel, As this thought came over him, in all its bitterness, his with untiring pleasure, the manifestations of the wind surcharged heart found vent to its feeling in a burst of cry- and contrivance of God, in the labours of these bolle ing:; , George was not a little proud of his reputation for animals. They admired the beauty of the little silára philosophy, but he had been brooding in his mind over the world in which they enclosed themselves, and saw, in the same gloomy train of remembrance; and this ill-timed increase of their stock, and the extension of their occupa remark of his brother's, the echo of his own thoughts, tions, the promise not only of pleasant employment

, bot el so nearly vanquished him, that he was obliged to turn adding to their means of support. One of their most isaway to conceal the tears that were forming in his own portant arrangements was, before evening prayer, te metde eyes. While they were thus crying in company, their the business of the succeeding day, and parcel Hit the neighbour's waggon came up with them. His company, amount of time that should be appropriated to each duty. and the view of their packagı, introduced a new train of This appreciation of time, this wise and settled distribuce: thonght. They were still two miles from home, and as of it beforehand, redeems half a life. By rising an beat the waggon parted from their path there, and took another earlier than other people, and by drawing on the evenir; direction, it became necessary that they should take their an hour later, by which two hours are gained each day i package themselves. It was heavy:, but it was a precious by having all the enployments of the day, and the beast burthen, and they wiped their eyes, as George, resumed it, of time to be devoted to each, they gained altogether si In this way they arrived in view of the house. The sweet least four hours a day upon the most industrious of albei low voices of the mother and daughter were heard, singing neighbours. the evening hymn. They distinctly heard the burthen of

Yet, with their utmost industry, the evils of poverty pre the closing stanza, R. (.

ed hard upon them. Their sngar and coffee were soon € “Oh! guide the dear ones safely home.".

pended, and the privations rendered more disagreeaħle fra Rover received them with caresses at the door. The two the inclination for such Inxuries having been rekin'irl boys threw down their package as they entered, and, rush- and the habit renewed by this transient indulgence

. The ing to the arms of their mother, made no effort to restrain perhaps, was the least well-judged of George's purchase their tears of joy. They hoth sobbed together, « Father, Yet it must be said in his favour, that he had not so med dear father, if you were only here!” But the tears and the gratification of his own palate in view when he benga kisses,' and embraces, that followed, were only those of them, as the idea of procuring a treat for his mother tenderness and joy. They all agreed, that if his spirit single dress for each of them rendered the want of a chur could be among them, it would be to chide them for any more striking and painful. The doctor's bill and lat temu other feelings than those of gladness on this occasion. . bíll were presented anew, with the remark, that is perple *,* And now; after half an hour spent in this way, came on, ought to pay their debts before they make themselves het of course, the happy business of unrolling the goods, and The spring and the summer passed away,calmiera displaying their purchases - My readers may have seen a without other incidents than those everywhere barnesto Tady dressed for á ball, they may have seen a dandy sport about by the progress of time. Their days_slideti bado a new suit of clothes in an entives new fashion ; but 1 ques. Lleie quick innocent employments, Every day

, added to be tion if they have ever seen or heard of a more teal, heart- strength of the children and to their kupuilede, 2 BE * felt, honest exultation of joy, than that of this family. their inother and their own observations, directed by ber,

To make the dresses was now the work of Mrs. Mason could instruct them. Every day developed the enery's

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