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Shepherd.-But can a man who rollaries, maxime, and apothegms has ance enjoyed the holiest affec- intil ae Great TRUTH, and in it, tions o' natur, in his ain heart, ever beside a thousan' ithers, will be cease to cherish them in its inmost found this aperecesses?
North.-" The sacrifice o' the North.Never.
entire man is the sacrifice o' the enShepherd.But is it possible to tire poet." cherish them far apart, and aloof Shepherd.-Or, in other words, frae their natural objects ?
the man withouten a human heart, North. - Impossible.
humanly warmed by the human alShepherd.-But can they be che- fections, may as weel think o berished, even amang their natural coming a poet, as a docken a sunobjects, without being brocht into flower. 'Mr. Muir's dished. active movement towards them, North.-Mr. Moore forgets, that without cleaving to them, as yo'i without the practice of virtue, virtue may see bees cleaving to the flowers
“ Languishes, grows dim, and dies; ” as they keep sook, sookin' intil their verra hearts?
and that, without the indulgence of North. They cannot.
action, so do the highest and holiest Shepherd. - Then Mr. Muir's feelings ; so that the poet who nedished. For colleck a' thae pre- glects, disregards, shuns, or violates mises, inferences, conclusions, ad- the duties of life, is forsaken of inmissions, axioms, propositions, co- spiration, and dies a suicide.
THE BANK OF HAPPINESS.
BY MRS. HENRY ROLLS.
The " milky mothers," standing cool
'Mid the o'ershaded crystal pool, Yet, should one cheering beam descend, The laboring steeds, torn'd out to graze, Unharm'd again I raise my head,
Tbe feather'd choirs' melodious lays, And round a soothing shadow spread; The jocund sound of harvest horn, That, though in deep retirement placed, As in is borne the ripen 'd corn; With but few marks of fashion graced, The loaded groups of gleaners gay, Content is there-my house looks gay, At eve pursuing home their way; And those who call incline to stay! And when frost's influence keen was found, The source of this, I now confess,
And snow lay deep and thick around,
The shelter'd homestead snug and warm, Is a rich treasure I possess;
Fillid with the tenants of the farm ;
The sprightly robin's lively note,
Which swell'd in gratitude his throat; Behold the plan yon must pursue
The genial hearth's enlivening blaze, Study-and if you please-review! Whilst still a child, a thought arose,
The oft told tales of ancient days,
The deep discourse of lofty minds, That Sorrow and Mankind were fues ! her influence to repress,
The thoughts which music's spell unbinds,
Wealth's costly sports, its pleasures gay, I oped a Bank of Happiness!
The peasant's rustic holiday, For Happiness?—the thought was strange! The placid brow of reverend
age, Did any there their draughts exchange?
As bending o'er the sacred page; The plan, no doubt, was new and rare
The hopes of manhood-its success, Did any place their treasure there? Its plans, its hazards, its address ;
The glowing thoughts of early youth, Yes there was treasure-ample store, Its feelings warm, its artless truth; Placed by the wealthy and the poor; And childhood's pratilc wild and free, The king has sent it from his throne, Its guileless sports, its harmless gleeThe beggar made it more my own; From all that's good or fair or kind, The dog, the bird, the wandering bee, All that could bliss or pleasure find The blossoms blushing on the tree, From all-where aid I could bestow The sportive lambs, which gaily pla y'd To those who pain or suffering know,
In the rich treasure seem'd to flow."
Then shall the simplest scene have pow or
A TALE OF MARVELS. Whoever professes to love nature one who, somewhat fastidious in his for ber own sake--for the sake of tastes, exulted in the absence of that surpassing loveliness which, in those tourists, who, with a sketchclaiming the full homage of its vota- book in one hand and a commonry, confers a delight so pure, so un- place book in the other, are perpealloyed, as to leave no after-regrets tually on the watch to appropriate -whoever would seek her in her the wonders of animate or inanimate own sacred haunts of mountain, nature, In a word, it was not a lake, and valley, must spare no toil, show-country, and the comparative halt not for privation ; he must, in a loneliness of its silent grandeur, a word, devote himself wholly to a loneliness unbroken save by the peapursuit which amply rewards the santry of the district, or those denigenuine, unfaltering aspirant. The zens of the field and forest that harimpression seems to be gaining monize so beautifully with their naground that to effect this asks those tive scenery, more than atoned to means only which nature hath here our wanderer for the privations in. sell provided, namely, a stout untir- separable from a long sojourn where ing pair of legs, as her "greenest inns—by courtesy so called-are spots” not unfrequently bar the ap- “ few and far between." Nature, proach of a wheel-carriage, and even however, among other excellences, of a solitary horse. This doctrine, numbers that of conferring on her inasmuch as it places the man of votaries a keen appetite, which, little wealth on a footing with the though awhile postponed, becomes inheritor of broad lands, or broad but the mere urgent at last ; and pieces, may be termed of a leveling such an appetite did our traveller kind; but it is at least too harmless possess at the close of a very fine to call for any more serious repro- day, when the gathering shades of bation than a shrug or a frown, from evening formed an additional inoen rich and titled tourists, when they tive to sharpen his exploratory faculare elbowed by their less fortunate, ties. Long did he looks, and anx; but perhaps not less gifted, brethren iously, through the clear blue ether, -(we speak of taste only)--those' for that lovely object to more than who, in their fervor of enthusiasm, one sense, the curling vapor that laugh over the misadventures which rises from # wood-fire, an object become a subject of serious grieve which at this moment would have ance to their more affluent compa, seemed the loveļiest feature of the triots.
landscape. It appeared' at last : Our tale accompanies an enthu- backed by a mountain half covered siast of the poorer class, who, with with fern, now brightened by auhis portfolio slung at his back by tumn into leaves of gold, it rose, as the side of a bag containing a change clear and silvery a vapor as ever or two of linen, was traversing a gladdened the gaze of a foot-sore wild and beautiful district of our and hungry pedestrian. A grotesque highly-favored isle. It possessed sign of a sow discoursing music, an additional charm in the eyes of sweet or otherwise, on the bagpipes,
invited him to enter, and a few mi “ Yet that may be as full as you putes installed him in a parlor, could wish,” rejoined the perseverwhich, if its dimensions forbade thé, ing landlady,“ if yoa can but please equivocal pastime of swinging the our 'Squire ; for money is bot dirt livstoss's cat, was in its neatness to him, as well it may be, seeing and cleanliness more than a match that he is going to throw it away, for apartments of greater preten- as I may say, on sticks and stones.” sion. And here our wanderer, al “ But 1,” returned the traveller, beit he had eschewed a dinner which smiling, am neither stick nor he had no means of obtaining, or- stone, hostess.' dered that which should be the or “ You are as close as either," der of every way-worn pedestrian, replied the dame, sharply. dinnerless or not, if he wishes to be “ Close, good woman!" repeated truly refreshed after long toil and the traveller, staring. travel-tea. Whatever adjunct his " Why, ay," responded the hostfancy may suggest or his quarters ess; “and for such a handsome, allord, tea, tea, is the one needful good-humored looking gentleman as article, that can in no case be dis- you: pessed with. “And be so kind, my “ Too 'sweet hy half, goody; good lady, as to make it for me, pushing the cup towards her ; cried the traveller, unslinging his is there now, it runs over!” portfolio with somewhat more care “ And will you deny that you are than the bag which had dropt un- going up to that great house ? " heeded to the floor- I have too What, that fine old mansion great a respect for your fine coun- among the trees yonder ?-egad, I ivy 'not to wish to secure friends desire nothing better." where, if fate so willed, I could be “And that you are not hired, as ' weil content to wear out my life.” I may say, to go a stone-picking
* Why, then, it must be so," said with the old 'Squire ?-and a queer the landlady, who had been regard- fancy it is to come into an old genigbin attentively through her spec- tleman's bead! Why I heard hita tacles, " and you are the very gen. call some of them pluin-puddings, teman that has been looked for."). and in my poor mind it was a sin
..,“ Looked for !” exclaimed the and a shame even for so good a man traveher, 'hastiiy gulping down his to compare the best of food, as they tea and handing the einpty cup to are when made after my own rethe hostess, «has the second sight ceipt, with what would break a traveled hither from Scotland, that body's teeth at the first bite !" you know beforehand what guests "Ah! I begin to comprehendyou are to entertain ?"
; the 'Squire then, as you call him, is "I know more by hearing than a geologist, and I—" by sight, Heaven help me!” re "Ay, sure, you are to help him! phed the dame, taking off her glasg' I know very well what you are es with a sigh, and wiping them come about, though you are so close carefully, “ for my eyes will not like." carry me far now-a-days ; but yet I - Well, well, t'other dish, landcan see that your honor is slow of lady, and you shall tell me all aspeech,., and you may be right: bout it.” chough at first, for the Squire is an “ Tell you !-ay, you want to odd. man, and there wig 'no' telling know what sort of folk you are gohow you may set your horses:"! , ing to live with, and right enough
" Horses, good woman why I though your coming in this sort came a-foot. I have no money to of blind way is not just what was waste on four legs when two will expected ; and then to bring so litserve;" chinking a purse but slen- tle with you, as if you had deterdørly filled as he spoke. ! : mined not to like it, yet it may be
that your trunkis' are coming by the affair,” exclaimed the chance-electfly, or (in a softer tone) that you ed geologist, as he discussed the are none so well provided, and if subject with himself the following 80, why I can always dabout a morning in his little chamber, "yet shirt for you at an hour's notice, it has an air of romance infinitely and none the wiser but us two, now agreeable to my fancy. It seems we are so well acquainted as I may certain that the destined assistant say. 'Squire Chiverton then is of those geological researches has main rich-ay, and kind too in bis either repented of his engagement, way, but very odd like! At times or is at least indifferent to its fulfilhe seems as if something heavy lay ment. Meanwhile I, who know as at his heart, yet what itöis that can little of the study as the strata trouble so good a man no one can which it seeks, may at least puzzle guess; but certain it is that he is a country squire, while I. contemnot like other folk, and that, we all plate man as it would seem in one think, puts hiin on such sort of of his most interesting varieties, and whims, as routing among the old woman in her fairest loveliness. It rocks and hills, and taking stones is but to plead dissatisfaction or for plum-puddings; but never do- want of skill, in a few days, when ing anything that can harm living my frolic is gratified, and leave the creature-Harm ! why he is the field open to the real Simon Pure, making of us all--he and dear Miss of whose arrival, should it take Emma.”
place, I shall doubtless have timely “0 ho !” cried the traveller, notice from my loquacious hostess, smiling, “there is a fair lady in or at least to some one better quathe case then ?"
Jified to discharge the duties of the “Ay indeed is there," replied office than an unscientific itinerant the hostess ; "and such a lady as like myself. And yet, is there not neither this county nor the next to something dishonorable in thus it-no, nor all England to boot, can stealing into a family under false match !-- she is the fairest, virtu- pretences ? I must think further of
this." While he was thinking, " “ Discreetest, best !" continued however, the landlady was acting, her guest, laughing
having in good earnest sent word “Ay, that she is ;" rejoined the to the Hall, that the stone-picker, dame, looking sharply on himn; as she termed him, was arrived ; “ and yet were I her father I should while he, not ill-pleased perhaps think twice before I opened my that the hostess had cut the knot door once to a handsome young fel- which he was only endeavoring low, like you, whose looks, for to loose, determined without further aught I know, may be better than hesitation to present himself at your heart and yet why should I Chiverton Hall in the character say so, Heaven help me, when, if with which she had so precipitately looks may be trusted, you are as invested him. good as she ! Nay, but that cannot On his way thither these combe-yet you seemed so well dispos- punctious visitings became yet ed that, right or wrong, I must cau- stronger, but the landlady, in the tion you to take care of your heart !” excess of her officiousness, having
"Spare your cares, goody,” followed unasked with his slender cried the traveller, laughing yet stock of valuables, he was ashamed louder, “I am cold, as ice, and, to recede ; and to avow the truth though you have penetrated my se- was an effort beyond his powers of cret, be assured that not even this nerve, His descent from an anlovely Emma shall penetrate my cient and respectable family, though beart."
an ill-fated father who atoned his “This is a most extraordinary errors by an early and violent death
had impoverished its fortunes, rose perience. " Mr. Marvell,” he cribefore him, as if in reproach of his ed, when they were seated in the unworthy artifice. “One lapse;" library, for the lovely vision had said he, mentally, “ leads to a thou vanished as soon as they reached sand others, yet a feigned name is the house, “make no further exnoteworse than a fictitious charac- cuses, I pray you, for your lack of ter, and I know not that I can do skill in geological research. I embetter (or worsel perhaps) than bor- brace the pursuit rather as a refuge row the name of one too good-natur- from thought than from any deeper ed to reproach me with the theft, interest, and a sensible and sympashould it sever become known to thizing rather than a scientific comhim. Poor Marvell !. I question papion is what I have long looked whether thy hard fortune might not for and hope to find in you. There render, such a post desirable, nor is something in your countenance, could I perhaps make the amende young gentleman, which seems to honorable more worthily than by en- assure me you have a feeling heart. deavoring to instal thee in a birth I am a man of many sorrows-the of which I foresee I shall soon be cause of them and his light blue weary. Strip away the romance, eye seemed at the moment excited and what remains ? - a whimsical by strong emotion--"the cause of old fellow and a pretty simpleton of them must ever remain buried here. a daughter !' I can't think what Insolitude my mind preys as it could induce me to fall in with this were on itself. I cannot task my ridiculous mistake of a yet more child, good, and kind, and dutiful as ridiculous woman ! ”
she is, to a constant attendance on Why la! now,” exclaimed the my gloomy and distempered fancies. unconscious object of his repro- I look to you, therefore, as the frebation, in the midst of his reverie, quent partner of my walks, the * if there is not the 'Squire himself sharer in my avocations, my follies and Miss Emma too, I declare.” mayhap they may be termed. IfI
Marvell (so we shall call him for am gloomy you must bear with me, the present) looked up and beheld, and I think from your eye you will not, as he had prefigured, a crack- do so 5 and yet, now I look again, brained philosopher, and a ruddy- there is something in that eye faced country-girl, but a gentleman which, had I seen it earlier-nay, declining into the vale of life, in nay, I distrust you not, but yet it whose clear eye and expressive hath awakened a pang that only countenance strong intellect shone slumbers--alas, it will never die ! conspicuous through a tinge of me- He struck his hand violently on his lancholy, deeply marked in every forehead as he spoke, and precipilineament of his fine face ; while tately quitted the apartment. ons his companion, beautiful as she was If the embarrassment of Marvell in her first blush of womanhood, was great before this interview, it owed more to the interest, the elo- was now much increased. He felt quence, of her form, than to mere all the shame and humiliation of his faultlessness of feature or symmetry deception on a man of so high a of shape. To look on such beings character as Mr. Chiverton, while, was to feel the deep humiliation of added to the difficulty of retreating, presenting himself in his assumed he felt a growing interest in the character ; but it was too late to fortunes of his patron, which seemretract, and Mr. Chiverton, ascrib- ed involuntarily to bind him to the ing his evident embarrassment to part he had assumedad Shall we say diffidence, hastened to re-assure him also, that the sight, transient as it by those delicate yet pointed atten- was, of Mr. Chiverton's lovely tions which are so grateful to the daughter had realized all those sensitive feelings of youth and inex- poetic dreans of female loveliness