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Another is very particular in arranging himself to rest, | refreshed by the reception of an abundance of ripe with all the minute particularity to the little observan- cherries and other fruit from the children that surround ces of the toilet in which he is so fond of indulging at the cars at every stopping place, and earn their fips by home, --he places his watch and pocket-book under his these grateful dispensations. Fruit of all kinds is pillow, folds away his coat smoothly, and puts his abundant and good here, and we are promised a proboots orderly under his "col” in such wise as to keep fusion of it in Philadelphia. them out of the reach of that shilling loving caitiff, The Delaware upon which I am now sailing, looks John, who brings them all shining in the morning, and lovely, in this clear summer afternoon. The beautiful looks glowering if he gets not his awmous. One lies farm houses, country seats, and villages with which it on his pillow as Nero reclined on his, laughing at the is studded on each side, form a succession of picturesque woes of the good citizens around him, who, as he grows landscapes, unrivalled by any which were presented merry and boisterous in his enjoyment of the varied during yesterday's sail. Ac the pretty village of Brisscene before him, toss about as if on the rack to get col, we took in and landed passengers, and among one wink of sleep under his merciless inflictions: while several taken up at Burlington, a short distance lower another sneaks off quietly to bed, and from mere habit down, were several good humored, jolly Dutchmen, drops to sleep in despite of all the noise and bustle that and their brisk buxom frouws, going to carry the prosurround him. The lucky berth-holders retire with a duce of their gardens to Philadelphia. The former kind of dignified reserve to their respective places of spoke not, but smoked their pipes in silent quietude, comparative ease,—the aristocrats of the steamer, while the good women arranged their tidy baskets upon while the deck passengers lie about on the luggage and the deck, and sat down to watch them, and see the freight, covered with old plaid cloaks, with carpet bags fashions. But the city of Brotherly Love is in sight, for pillows. Thus the Steamboat is but a map of busy and I must break off. life-and furnishes to the contemplative mind a lesson
Philadelphia, July 10. not unworthy of its study.
After being bandied about from pillar to post, from
the United States to Head's, from Head's to the Tre. Steamboat Trenton, July 9. mont (for they have a “Tremont House” here too) and The warm weather is beginning to thaw people out from thence to the Congress Hall, I at length obtained from their winter quarters, and to set them in motion a room sufficiently large to hold my bed and myself, towards the North, South, East and West, for recrea- and learned to be thankful for even so much. The tration and health. The steamboats, railroads, and public velling mania has really begun to rage with a violence houses literally swarm with travellers, and all seem proportioned to its restraint hitherto. The city is filled determined to make up for the lost time which the with strangers, while its own citizens are fast deserting cruel cold weather has caused to hang so heavily on it, their hands.
I cannot like Philadelphia. I have given it a fair Arriving at New York this morning, and finding trial, and many fair trials,—but I do not "cotton to" the city empty and hot, and the hotels full and incom- its stiffness, its preciseness, its coldness, its cold water modious, I concluded to hasten onward, and accordingly washings, its white wooden window shutters, its evertook the steamer Swan, at seven o'clock, reached lasting red brick walls, unrelieved by anything light or Amboy in the usual time, and proceeded at the leisure- lively in the shape of Venitian blinds, verandahs, porly pace of fifteen miles an hour upon the railroad, as ticoes, porches, or piazzas. It looks very well on a far as Bordentown, where we again take steamboat. printed plan, but it is a very odd city in reality. And Pray tell me if the hot weather is any excuse for such then its narrow paved streets, innocent of McAdamitardiness in locomotive engines? Here was 1 Aying over zation and gas light,* its thousands of watch boxes for those Providence rails at the rate of five and twenty miles, people to break their heads against at every corner, and but yesterday-voila! the difference! And now I am its toleration of that disgusting nuisance,-cigar-smokin the bragging vein, let me remark that the railroads ing, by men calling themselves gentlemen, in its streets from Boston, are incomparably superior to these Jersey at evening,-combine to render it far from delightful to
There is more care in the construction, the cars me. It is true, there are the United States Bank, the are far more commodious, and the whole is quite ano- Mint, the Fair Mount Water Works, and the new Exther affair, in every respect. I suppose there is no change, to relieve all this sameness and monotony: but more perfect railroad in the country than that from I am constrained to confess that I consider the constant Boston to Lowell, if indeed there be in the world. self-gratulation and boasting of the Philadelphians up
The general appearance of that part of New Jersey on the score of these attractions as almost destructive through which we journeyed this morning is by no of the pleasure to be derived from an examination of means indicative of much susceptibility of cultivation. them. I hope I am not too censorious. The soil is red and clayey,—and for the most part The melancholy news of Judge Marshall's demise barren, on the track we traversed to-day. There are met me as I came from the steamboat yesterday. It is interspersed here and there, spots of something more certainly a great event in our history. The loss of promising in the way of farming and gardening - but John Marshall is a public incident, and viewed aright they are rare. The place of Joseph Bonaparte is the is full of public interest. As the historian of Washmost elegant of any on this part of the route-but it ington, he is the historian of America,--as the presistruck me that it appeared to less advantage, and in ding justice of the highest court in the United States worse condition than formerly. There evidently wants during a long and most interesting period of its history, the careful, tasteful and interested supervision of the Proprietor. Ncar this, we were much gratified and
This was in 1935, be it remembered.
he is to be considered as the father as well as the ad-, they are endeavoring now, night and day, to pump dry. ministrator of its jurisprudence.
* Uncle Sam is employing a multitude of honest Irish
Baltimore, July 11. men to perform this labor, equal in difficulty to that of After a very fine passage from Philadelphia in the the Danaides. Last night there was nothing heard all noble steamers Robert Morris and George Washing over this part of the city, but pump, pump-pump, ton, and by the locomotive Virginia,—during which I pump-pump, pump—incessantly from sunset to cockmay truly say I enjoyed the very first pure breath of crowing; occasionally relieved by the chanting of some real summer that has been vouchsafed to me as yet of those sweet Irish ballads, which, sung in chorus at during this backward season; after a delightful sail Donnybrook Fair, or at the Cove of Cork, would upon the beautiful Delaware, a ride through a country doubtless have been received with unbounded applause, looking more like a garden than any thing that has as and encored into the bargain. But they were not so yet greeted my eyes since I left New England, -and a welcome to the tired traveller, whose windows being charming trip down the Elk, and over Chesapeake Bay; open on account of the hent, drank in the dulcet sounds I arrived at “the City of Monuments” at noon this day. with very much the same effect upon the feelings of the My quarters are at Page's, and I hope those of my would-be slumberer within, as would have been proreaders, who intend to travel, will not forget a name, duced by a concert of cats, or the ululations of a conthe remembrance of which will secure to them the best vocation of owls. As I write, the pumps are still audiof accommodations when they visit Baltimore-the most ble, and give promise of a repetition of my night's degratifying attentions—and every comfort which can lights. possibly be desired by the trareller. The city is hot, The business of Baltimore strikes me as on the inas other cities have been on my route-but not so full crease. There are tokens of improvement visible in of strangers, at present. Many of the citizens who every part of the city. Real estate, if certain operacan afford to enjoy their “otium cum dignitate,” are tions which have casually come to my knowledge are seeking the cooling breezes on the Eastern Shore, or to be relied upon as tests, is improving every day. bave preceded your correspondent to the Hot Sulphur, Many new structures are in the progress of erection, or the White, Red, Yellow, Blue, and Salt Sulphur and there is a decided air of business enterprise perSprings of Virginia. They complain very much here vading the city. They laugh at the late Canton exof the backwardness of the season, of the failure of citement in the northern cities, and describe it as mere the crops, the badness of the grain, and the necessity mid-summer madness. There is no very lively expecof coal fires (sometimes) at night. So you see you tation here, that Baltimore is very soon to be eclipsed ** down-easters” have nothing to complain of in the by the great city of Canton!* way of partiality against "our good mother nature.”
July 13. July 12. The first thing that particularly struck me upon unknown and unknowing,—and to watch the progress
It is very amusing to sit at a large public tablewalking through the streets of this city, was the fre- of events during that great festive occasion,
-a dinner quency with which I met ruins of buildings by fire.
at an ordinary. The gourmanderie, the epicurianism, Here lie strewed the displaced stones of one edifice the Apician smacking of the lips over a new and rare tbut lately towered aloft in all the beauty of perfect tit-bit, are to me far less striking and full of moral than architectural proportion; there smoulder the scarcely the gusto displayed upon these occasions by the critics exhausted cinders of a more recent conflagration. Many in wines. I was much moved to these reflections by the of these wrecks are fast disappearing, and giving place to new and modern structures—but still enough remain course of incidents at Page’s ordinary to-day. Mr. P. to bear melancholy witness to the ravages of the ruth the head of his own table, and in a very elegant and
himself, a pleasant, gentlemanly, attentive host, sits at less incendiaries. While I was thus musing, at nightfall, over the ruins of former beauty and elegance, the genteel manner does its honors. But he is the unfortuery of fire was raised, and soon the engines and the nate butt at which every body else levels a glass, and a hose carriages, boys, men, and horses, were rattling drank. Every sample is "the very best," —and the po
challenge to a trial of “the very best of wine” he ever and tramping along the streets, over which the moon
lite host sips here a drop of claret, and there a drop of was just rising. The scene, though startling, appeared
hock,-swallows now a glass of champagne,-and to be looked upon, by all but the firemen, as an affair of every day occurrence, and of hardly sufficient im- now a bumper of burgundy,—with one, tastes sherry, portance to deserve more than a passing glance—while and with another, Madeira-until at length it seems to the firemen did not dash along with their engines with me, he must have lost the taste of all
, by tasting so all that impetuousness and enthusiastic defiance of fa- many. The game goes on among all the other guests tigue and danger, which are generally noticeable in at the same time—and by the time the cloth is removed, such cases. This no doubt arose from the actual com
there is one general guzzle, all round the board. What
a ridiculous custom! I have seen pretenders to a very modness of these alarms in Baltimore of late: a melan- accurate taste in, and judgment of wines, most egregicholy thought, but I am inclined to think it is the only ously hoaxed by the waggishly disposed. A great true solution of the rare apathy which seemed to per- lover of the juice of the grape, who pretended to be vade the whole of this devoted city upon the occasion a great connoisseur in the matter, and who invariably referred to. I believe the fire was gotten under without smelt, and sipped, and looked with one eye through the diniculty.
up-raised glass, as he held it between his optic and the They are digging a cellar, over which to lay the light, I once saw taken in this way, by the substitute of foanda'ion of a new Custom House here-and have opened a constantly flowing spring of water, which
* Canton is still in statu quo. 1838.
a very fine claret for a low-priced, inferior article, which | which are kept as clean and polished as if they were a he was drinking. His own was pronounced far supe- portion of the interior of the mansion. There is a great rior so long as it was thought to be the more expensive deal of taste displayed here in equipage, - there being wine. But when the fact came out that the substituted but few coaches in the streets, with the usual retinue of article was worth eight or ten times as much money as liveried coachmen and footmen,-a thing supremely rithe other at the vintner's, the critic was fain to shelter diculous in our country,—but many tasteful and elegant himself behind the plea of having lost his taste by rea- barouches, phaetons, curricles and gigs, of beautiful son of a very bad cold! “Of all the cants in this construction,—as often driven by the owner, as by a canting world, the cant of criticism,” says the satirist, servant. The manners of the mass of the Baltimore “is the worst,” and of all criticisin, methinks, the criti population are in the highest degree civil and respectful cism of gourmanderie is the most absurd. There is a to strangers,—I do not mean upon acquaintance, meregentleman at this table who seems to be a general puffer ly—that of course : but such manners seem to pervade of every dish that comes upon it, from the soup to the the whole city,—the people being uniformly obliging, desert. He must be a proprietor, or part owner, or orderly, attentive and quiet. There is much elegance perhaps he gets his dinners gratis, for this sort of of style observable in the private establishments of the duty, which he so faithfully discharges every day. citizens of Baltimore,-more, I should think, as a geneSplendid soup, charming chickens, delightful ducks, ral remark, than in other cities--and their hospitality is delicious hams, fine puddings, rich pastry, nice straw- boundless. berries, uncommon sweet butter, prime cheese, and un.
Off the Rip Raps, July 14. rivalled wines! are epithets constantly issuing from his Here we are, on board the good steamer“Kentucky," mouth-as if no one else at the table could discern its passing Fort Monroe at a fine rate, and distancing the luxuries but himself. How inferior is this kind of an- “Columbus," in which we came very pleasantly from bition in a full-grown man-to keep a bill of fare at his Baltimore yesterday: She has just put us on board fingers' ends, -a vintner's invoice registered in his me- this boat, and is herself going to Norfolk, while we mory, and the tang of wines on the tip of his tongue! pursue our way to Richmond. The “Kentucky” is a To be proud of knowing and calling all the tavern-ser- swift boat, and belongs to the established line between vants by name,--to criticise cooking, and "chronicle Baltimore and Richmond; but there is a competitor, small beer."
dignified with the appellation of " Thomas Jefferson,” I have been to see the lions of Baltimore this after which has just been put upon this route by an opposinoon. The Washington monument stands on the tion company, that is now nearly abreasi of our boat summit of a hill at the upper part of the city, a tall and gaining rapidly upon us. Of course we are passwhite column of marble, surmounted by a statue of the ing Old Point Comfort in great style; three steamboats venerable sage to whose memory it is erected. I did of the first class being within hailing distance of each not ascend to its summit, for I am going to, not return- other. ing from the Springs. The monument commemorating This is the day appointed by the President of the the names and bravery of the officers and men who fell | United States, at the request of the officer in command, at the battle of North Point, and the bombardment of for a grand review of the troops and inspection of the Fort McHenry, in 1814, is certainly a beautiful struc- garrison at this point. It is now about 8 o'clock, A, M. ture. It is by Capellano, and was erected in 1820. lts and the parade, I learn, is to begin at 10. Of course we situation is central, and its execution tasteful, appropri- shall see nothing of the show. There is to be target firing ate and elegant. I walked all around it,-studied its from the fort. It is by no means to be wondered at that relievos,-read the names of the fallen soldiers,-ad- the old gentleman prefers Old Point Comfort as his mired the fierceness of the griffins, without clearly summer residence ; for a more beautiful locality does comprehending what they had to do there, and came not exist, I verily believe, in our country. We were away with the reflection that Baltimore had indeed all yesterday afternoon sailing over Chesapeake Bay, done more to perpetuate the memory of our two wars and saw little to interest or amuse us, though the night than any other city in the Union. I next went to view on the waters was quiet, serene and mild. the far-famed Catholic Cathedral. I had always were richly repaid for the monotony of the scenes imagined it to be a most splendid building externally as through which we passed yesterday by the glorious well as internally: but I was disappointed. Its exteri- view that burst upon us as we looked from the upper or has too much filagree and composition work about deck of our boat, this morning. The sun was shining it. Indeed, that is a fault with most of the public brightly,--the waves were brilliantly illustrated by his buildings of Baltimore. I was unsuccessful in my at- beams, and danced gaily under their sparkling influence. tempt to view the interior of this church, being told that The porpoises were gambolling in the clear light, and, it was the hour of "confession," and that that service fearless of our approach, seemed to greet us amid their was then performing within.
frolic play, as they surrounded our prow in shoals. The private houses of Baltimore are neat, commo- Two gallant boats, both well stored with passengers, dious, well built, and many of them expensive: but are gradually nearing us,--and now we are all three there is not one splendid dwelling in the city, that I abreast. Passengers going to Norfolk are transferred, have yet seen: I mean of the stamp of the Beacon street the utmost regularity being observed,--the boats are houses, in Boston, and those in Lafayette and Waverly again sundered, and each goes on its several way at places in New York. They are built of handsome full speed. We pass between two garrisoned points : brick, sometimes with, but oftener without blinds or that on our left is an artificial island of sunken stone, shutters of any kind on the outside, and many of them upon which there is, in the progress of erection, a strong with the purest white marble door steps and posts, I fortification defending this important approach to Nor
BY THE AUTHORESS OF THE “ CURSE."
L. E. L.
folk and Richmond, in conjunction with that point on our right, on which stands fort Monroe, and over whose
THE GOVERNESS. batteries floals the proud ensign of our country. These (wo forts secure the impregnability (by the seaward enemy at least,) of those cities.
“ Yet less of sorrow than or pride was there." James River, 12 o'clock, M.
Byron. We are now beginning to see the beauties of oppo
"Ah little will the lip reveal sition lines in travelling. The “ Thomas Jefferson,”
or all the burning heart can feel." having dropped behind to leave some passengers at one of the thousand little landing places that are continual
Extract of a letter from Mrs. Mathews to Mrs. Somers. ly occurring from the Roads up James River, has given us an opportunity of coming up with her, and Captain “ You would oblige me very much, my dear Louisa, Chapman of the “Kentucky's is fast raising his steam if you would procure a teacher for my children. I and our fears, as the strise of speed waxes warmer. should prefer a lady, on account of my loneliness since The “ Thomas Jefferson' shows fair play, and although the death of my husband. I should wish her to be very she knows that we can keep ahead, yet she sees that it accomplished, of course; to be a perfect musician, and is by bat small odds, and her backers have bragged that a good French scholar; also a graceful dancer, for in she can beat the “Kentucky” ten miles in the trip. this out of the way place, it is impossible to procure a Of course she is netiled at our holding her a pretty teacher of that delightful art. The minor branches, equal pull; and as she nears us, our helmsman keeps such as grammar, philosophy, &c. of course, she must steadily in the mid-channel. The enemy turns,--her be qualified to teach. She must be perfectly good Captain is crazy,-she is crossing our bows! Every tempered, and always ready to read to me, and bear foot on our decks is sel; every breath drawn; every me company when not engaged with the children ; they, voice hushed, in apprehension of certain concussion. poor little dears, have been used to so much indulgence, The stern of our opponent clears our bows by a single that a cross governess would never suit them. If you inch-but only by the noble and praiseworthy forbear- can find such a person as I have described, pray enance of our Captain, who, rather than endanger the gage her to come to me. The terms I leave to yourlives of those on board the “Jefferson,” stopped both self
, though as there will be only three scholars, I should his engines, as the foolish infatuation of the opposing not think they ought to be very extravagant.” Commander seemed securing for him and his passengers Mrs. Somers read aloud the above extract from a a dreadful fate. Thus she clears the “Kentucky,” and letter she held in her hand, to a young fair girl, dressed runs stern-foremost towards our left, and drops far ben in deep mourning, who was seated beside her. hind. She must have touched the boltom, as she has “Since you will leave me, my dear Constance," she lost way considerably, and is vainly endeavoring to get continued, “I do not know of any situation that would up with us once more. Whatever may be the compa- suit you so well. I should prefer your living in a prirative speed of the two boats-of this truth the proprie- vate family as governess, to being an assistant in a lors of the line running the “ Thomas Jefferson ” should public seminary. I think you will like it much better." hereafter enjoy the full benefit that there is less dan Thus spoke Mrs. Somers, to Corstance Beverly, a ger to life and limb incurred by passengers in the old line. young orphan, whose father had died a short time James River presents the traveller with but very few before, and left his only child dependant on the cold objects of interest. Its waters are turbid and reddish, charities of the world. Until the death of Mr. Beverly, and run in a broad full stream between shores of beech his daughter was considered an heiress; when his esand birch, with here and there a pleasant plantation in- tate was wound up, she was penniless. In her distress, terspersed. There is no such thing here as a division an old friend of her mother stepped forward and offered of that part of the State lying in the interior country, a home to the afflicted girl. into the innumerable small villages and towns into Possessing great independence of character, and an which the northern States are subdivided. Jamestown, education which she knew would enable her to gain her somewhat noted in the old history of this country, is own subsistence, Miss Beverly had resolved to leave the now but a landing place for passengers to Williamsburg. friend by whom she had been received, so soon as she A hut or two, and the ruins of a brick church, the first could obtain a situation which suited her views. When ever built in Virginia, alone designate the locale. This she mentioned her determination to her kind protectruin is really quite picturesque: trees have grown up to ress, it was opposed with ardor, but finding Constance a great height on the site of the aisles; and a small rem- resolute, Mrs. Somers was compelled to yield an unnant of the lower overgrown with ivy, alone marks the willing consent. worshipping place of the earliest settlers of Virginia. “Mrs. Mathews was one of my early acquaintances,
We arrived at Richmond at sunset, and took lodgings for friend I can scarcely call her,” continued Mrs. at the Eagle.
Somers. “Owing to a distant connexion, we were thrown much together in youth, and thus a sort of in
timacy sprung up between us, though there was little HERETICAL BEASTS.
congeniality in either our dispositions or pursuits. Ca
roline is not such a woman as will suit you, my dear, In the “Erotemata de malis ac bonis libris," of Father with your fine taste and cultivated manners; but that Raynaud is an ‘Alphabetical Catalogue of the names is a matter of little importance ; you are to teach her of Beasts by which the Fathers characterized the here- children, not herself. I have the utmost confidence in tics.
her good feelings, or I would not intrust you to her.
She is a woman who has managed to appear well in the you owe to those who love you, and arouse yourself world, without the advantages of education, or early from the indulgence of feeling that may unfit you for intercourse with good society. A spoiled child, and a all enjoyment.” fortune, she married young, and returned to her native In about three months from the time of the above state as ignorant as when she left it to receive the conversation, Miss Beverly was nearly at the end of advantage of a year's polishing in one of our eastern her long journey. It was autumn, yet few of the eviseminaries. I am told that her husband improved her dences of the dying year were around her. An very much, and of late years she rather affects the bas unclouded sun was pouring his last rays on the verdant bleu. He died about a year since, and left her with foliage of the trees, whose giant arms overshadowed the three children-two daughters and a son; the last a road through which the carriage wound its way, and little spoiled to be sure, as he is an only one, and the che bland air which came wooingly to her cheek, youngest child, but that can easily be got over ; and brought with it no chill to the frame of the young you, with your winning ways, can soon gain his affec- stranger. tions, and manage him through his feelings."
It was night when she arrived at the plantation of “If he has feelings,” said Constance. “Spoiled Mrs. Mathews, and she had little opportunity for children are usually too selfish to have much feeling for making observations on the appearance of her new any one but themselves. But you have not told me home. When the carriage drove up to the door, nearly where Mrs. Mathews resides."
a dozen black servants rushed from the house to see “Ah true-I forgot-she is a native of Louisiana, and who the new comer was; and as Constance alighted the interests of her children compel her to remain where from the vehicle, she heard one of them say to his mistheir property is situated. She cannot bear to be sepa-tress, who was standing on the gallery,“ dat it was dat rated from them, and therefore wishes for a private young lady comed, who was to gib young massa and teacher who can devote herself to them."
young missusses dere larnin.” "But it is so far away from all I love,” said Con Mrs. Mathews advanced to meet her, with oulstance, sighing deeply. “Could I not be as well situ- stretched arms, exclaiming, in an affected loneated nearer home?"
“I am delighted to welcome you to Allingham manor, “I think not: and, besides, your health has suffered Miss Beverly. Your society will lighten the ledium lately. I have observed that you have a bad cough, of many weary hours; and I am certain, that you will and I do not like the lassitude of your step. Remember, prove a congenial friend--such a friend as my forlorn my love, that your mother died with consumption, and heart has sighed for since it lost its dear partner. Such you should be careful of yourself. She was scarcely a man! my dear Miss Beverly. Ah! my too keen more than your age when she died.”
sensibility!” and the lady put her handkerchief to “True,” said Constance, an expression of anguish her face, as if much affected. passing over her features, which Mrs. Somers scarcely During this nonsensical tirade, Mrs. Mathews conbelieved could have been caused by her allusion to her ducted her astonished companion through a wide hall mother's fate; true-and perhaps it had been better into a large and handsomely furnished parlor, where a had her child have gone with her. Say no more, my fire dispelled the damps of evening. Determined on dear madam, I will go to Louisiana, if Mrs. Mathews playing the sentimental, Mrs. Mathews threw herself will accept my terms."
on a sofa, and sighed deeply, while her sable handmaidThere was a silence of some moments; and Mrs. ens disencumbered Constance of her shawl and bonnet. Somers laid her hand impressively on that of her young Miss Beverly then turned to take a look at her hostess. companion, and spoke
She was a small, thin woman, with sharp features and “Constance, I would not be impertinent; but, my a cadaverous complexion: there was nothing striking dear child, confide in the friend of your mother. There in her face except its extreme insipidity. She wore is something painful weighing on your mind : I know it black for her husband, but her person was loaded with is not your situation—that you can struggle against- ornaments; even her large chalky forehead was made no, I see with pain, it is concealed anguish, which robs to look yet more chalky by having a black band passed your cheek of its bloom, and darkens your spirit with across it, and fastened in front by a clasp of jet. She a deeper sorrow than even the losses you have sustained had read of marble brows, and imagined her own one should warrant."
of that class. It was easy to perceive that a desire to The pale cheek of Constance became scarlet, and she shine was her ruling passion, unfortunately combined sank back on her seat, for some moments incapable of with no ideas either natural or acquired, except such as speaking. She at length commanded herself sufficiently had been gained from reading novels. Constance
sighed at the prospect of such a companion, but Mrs. "I will not conceal from you, dear Mrs. Somers, Mathews did not long allow her to indulge in reflections. that you are not mistaken; yet, believe me, had the “My dear Miss Beverly, I have sinned against friendcause of my sorrow been such as sympathy could alle ship in not before inquiring of my charming and tenviate, I should long since have confided it to my best derly beloved Louisa-Mrs. Somers I mean. My eldest and dearest friend. Time will enable me to conquer daughter is called for her. A charming child, I assure the weakness in which I have indulged. Say no more you—such eyes too! exactly like her poor, dear father. on the subject-- I cannot bear it just now. Pray let us (Here the handkerchief was applied.) But about Louisa, talk of my intended journey."
she was my cheeramy, as the French say ; we were very Mrs. Somers kissed her affectionately, as she mur- intimate--like “two cherries on one stalk," as my famured,
vorite poet Gray says. A charming poet-don't you “Be it so, my Constance; yet, remember the duties (think so ?” She stopped to take breath, and Constance