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»’AO3S3E»Oa* SiU SEAT 14.13 M%
From the JSew York Mirror.
The Tlaii w ho was oo
bV THEODORE S. FAT.
A ew mornings alter lie had arrived at
New York, Iroui Charleston, i called ou
iioseberg. lie had been seven times, to
sec me, and by chance always rm.-sed me.
■Mr. Rose berg m?’ »aid 1 to the ser
• Y es, sir.*
•Can 1 see him?*
•Y es, sir.’
•I'll walk to his room.*
•I’ll show you, sir ’
T know the door.’
‘Mr. Roseberg is not in his own room,
sir. I’ll show you. This way, sir,’ said
the mail, with a grin.
He led me up stairs—along an intermina
ble corrider—up another pair of stairs, into
i dark, dirty passage; and then up auother
pair of stairs.
•1 asked for Mr. Roseberg's' said 1, more
distinctly, thiukiug the fellow had mistaken
‘All right, sir. That's Mr. Roseborg's
1* knocked and wr* admitted.
•Yes. Here 1 am. How do ye do?’
•How are you ?’ What the deuse are you
doing up here ?’
‘Oh, nothing, nothing. I’m very com
fortable, indeed. There is something charm
ing about a garret-room. I'm lifted up
almve the noise, dust and bad air. Y'ou're
•Retired enough,’ said I.
‘Then you are more independent in every
way. 1 really prefer a garret room.’
•But how came you to try the experi
ment ?’ said I.
•Oh,’ said he, blushing and stammering a
little, ‘you see, the fact is, Mrs Bounce is
f 11. That is, 1 mean Mrs. Bounce's board
•Quite full. The poor woman is making
a little money at last. She offered me uiy
room on my return very generously, but 1
told her no ; to put me anywhere.’
•Os course you could not expect her to
keep your room for you while you were in
Charleston, unless you paid your board
during your absence, which you would
‘Oh, yes. I paid for the rooms during
mv absence. They are uncommonly nice
rooms. So I told her to let my board-bill
run just as if 1 had been here all the while.’
•You did V
Y es, but on my return she appealed to
my feeligs. She lias a large family, you
see, so 1 would not stand higgling about a
few paliry dollars.’
•May 1 take the liberty of asking whether
you pay the same sum for this little garret
room that you did lor the apartments down
•Oh, certainly. I pay the same.’
•You are, unquestionably,’ said I, ‘a gen
erous-hearted lellow, my dear Roseberg,
but what’s the matter with your coat!’
•Torn all to pieces. The cloth is not
worth a farthing. It’s that tailor whom 1
recount ended toyau o ton. y; *nd ■ inee I
did recommend him, by the way, 1 seize mis
opportunity of unsaying my recomendation.
Fie is a good-for-nothing fellow, aid noth
ing can he mo-e worthless than liimselt—
except his tilths. The cloth is evidently
some old damaged stuff which he has bought
ohm p and sponged up to give it the appear
ance of new, and he is, at the same time,
in addition to his other demerits, uuci*i' and
•Y'ou surprise me,’ said I.
‘lt is the fact, notwithstanding His bill
h s otne in tw ce as iar e as it ought to
have been, all lie -.wore it 1 dido t pay he and
sue me directly.’
‘And did you pay ?*
‘Unquestionably. It was. after all but a
few dollars ; but I shall withdraw my cus
tom. Whatever my tailor himsclt may be,
1 expeci at least that his clothes shall be
worth something ’
*W hv ’ said l, -the clothes he has made
me are xc -llont. He is civility itself. Hi*
bill wa< 'no large, now I remember, and he
began ’ > press it, but 1 told him if he per
sisted n his demand, he might sue as soon
as he pleased. 1 would defend the suit and
exp s ■ his practices in a court ot justice.’
•And did you not have difficulty with
• Not the least. He struck down the bill
according to my directions, and that's the
last I've heard of him. Os his clothes,
how-eve-, 1 must say, I really never saw bet
•It’s verv mysterious!’ said Rjseberg.
One day Roseberg came to me iu a fit of
the blue devils.
‘What’s the matter now?’ said I.
•I’m tired of life ?’ said he.
•Nonsense! ridiculous!’ said I.
• lam, indeed !’said he, and there were
tears in his eves.
•What’s the matter?’
•1 am disgusted with human nature!’
•I wish 1 had never been born !
‘Capital!’ said I. ‘You are hipped.—
What has happened ?’
•Why, in the first place, 1 do not know
a single person except yourself lor whom 1
tcel a real friendship.’
•Very complimentary,’ said I. bowing.
•No; jesting apart. Ererv body to me
seetns cold, selfish, hollow-hearted and hy
pocritical. All are struggling, eternally,
and exclusively, after their own paltry,
grovelling, mean, bare, ’
‘Hoilo!’ interrupted I, ‘pull up awhile.
What’s all this ?’ ,
•After their own contemptible interest?
said he, with profound melancholy and dis
‘Well, what’s giore natural ?’ said I, ‘than
that every one should take care of number
one? If they don’t, who will ?’
‘I love every one, no one loves me" said
he. ‘I respect every one, no one respects
m*. I feel a thousand faint flights and in
definite unkindness. 1 hate the world I
hate mankind. lam weary of my existence.
A mostsingular gloom has lately descended
upon my mind.’
'You've been eating something thatdoD’t
agree with you,’ said f.
Roseberg sighed again.
•Wh» was that you danced with, four
times last night, at B ■ 's !* asked I.
Roseberg sighed more deeply than before,
but this .sigh was accompanied by a blush
• Julia Savigue,’ said he.
•She’s a pretty little creature,’ said I,
He was silent.
•It's a uity she has such a foolish-looking
nose,' added I.
•Y’ou are a monster,* said he, smiling.
•Y'ou kuow that a more lault'ess counten
ance uever appeared upon earth. Is she
not perfectly beautilul?'
‘Y’es, candidly,' said I. ‘I only jested, to
see how deep you were.’
‘Well, there,* said Roseberg, ‘you have
guessed it. I love her.'
•Have you conveyd that interesting dis
covery to her V asked I. ,
•Oh, in a thousand ways !’
•But how V
‘Oh,’ flowers, rosebuds, veises, valentines,
ribands, gloves, gifts, locks of hair, min
iatures, sighs. glances, pressures—’
•Here, hollo !’ said I. ‘I can’t stay here
all day. Wheel about, if you please ?’
* Y ou are a monster! as I said,’ repeated he.
•And have you kindled a mutual flame ?’
asked I. ‘Does Cupidon smile? or is lie
mischievous? Ilow is the fat father dis
posed? and the yet fatter mother? and their
four fat. burly-iooking brothers? and three
old aunts? and the uncle Isaac? and ’
•Charles, spare me,’ said Roseberg.’ ‘I
do believe she is not insensible ■ to ’
•To your merits,’ interrupted I.
‘And, yet ■■ '
‘Ah, there it is.’
‘I can’t bring her to her bearings.’
‘Poor fellow!’ said I. stroking down his
‘She is so gay—so sportive. I never saw
her serious a minute. She teazes. and laughs
at me. And, really, I begin to think her a
regular little coquette.’
* Y’our reasons.’
*lu the first place, from a peculiar look
she cast, last night, on young Mr. K
•What! looked at another man? Oh, the
•My dear Charles, lam very serious. I
am very miserable. 1 am, upou my honour.
What is the reason?’
‘I cannot think,’ said I. ‘There must be
some reason. lam not miserable. I have
a great many friends : people respect me,
and love me. I have no difficulty with human
nature, or with my tailors. It’s a very good
world, as far 1 see.
‘Do you know, Charles, I have lately been
tormented with a really unpleasant reflec
•What is it ?’
•Apprelieusion that I am a poor, goo*i-for
no.hing, worthless felow.’
•Quite a pleasant discovery,’ said I.
•At my age, Bonaparte had conquered
‘Yes, but you are not Bonaparte; and it
you were, your thirst for conquest could not
be gratified here Those days are past.’
‘At my age. Raphael had painted nearly
all his works.’
‘True, but that is not a satisfactory reason
why you should cut your throat.’
‘I see,’said he, ‘you do not sympathize
‘How can I?’said 1. ‘N ®u are one of the
cleverest men of the day. Y’ou have every
thing on earth that human being can de
sire. Y ou ig, rich educated—acknovvle ge !
talents, irreproachable character—good
‘Granted,’ said he, ‘that all this are true,
yet I am wretched. Ido not enjoy life.
1 have no tricuds, no reputation. I am
nothing; a nonentity..'
‘lt s very pleasant,' said I, certainly.’
•It’s a fact,’ said he. *1 believe Julia, and
her family, would have no objection to me,
but they consider me rather a noodle—— ’
•Highly agreeable!’ saitl 1, laughing
*1 perefeive it, I am sure,’ said he.
‘Well, you have, unquestionably, the
most delightlui talent for making discover
ies !' said 1
‘lt seems to me, that they have more res
pect for everybody than they have for me,’
•I'll think of v ur case,’ said I.
•Do,’ said 6e.
•Wh tis it.’ said I to old Mrs. Savigne,
the next night, ‘ ibout these two young folks?
Mv friend Roseberg is a little-- —a little
ey! isn t lie ?’
•Y’es;’ said the old lady, emdiDg. ‘I
•Well, how is it ? all right 7 Stream
runs smooth hearts, and dart3, and all that!
• Why. I really don’t know,’ said the old
lady. ‘Mr. Rosebera is a remarkably fine
young man; v Miarkably good family,
good circumstances, moral, agreea
ble, handsome, affectionate, e'ever, and ail
that; but he’s a sort of he's so very;
as one might say— -he's too——too——too
‘lt is certainly very mysterious!’ thought I.
I went evening to make a call on the
family of Mr. Q. Excellent people and
old acquaintances of mine. Q. himself is
a blunt, taciturn, elderly gentleman wbosiis
in a corner reading, while Mrs. Q. and the
young Misses Q. and Masters Robert and
Frederick Q, do the talking. The con
versation happened to turn upon my liieud
•A remarkably interesting young man.’
observed Mrs. Q.
•Y’ery handsome,’ said Miss Helen.
Very handsome, indeed,* echoed Miss
‘1 should like to know lnm of all things,’
said Miss Marian.
•Can’t you bring him some evening?’ in
quired Master Robert.
•We shall be very much obliged,’ said
•He writes such passionate poetry,’ said
M iss Julia.
•Does he like musick ?’ inquired Miss
I took Roseberg to the Q’s. He spent on*
evening there. I was also of the company.
I don’t know what it was. They lost all res
pect for him. They ceased to inquire wha
he liked. Even his passionate poetry los,
its power over the heart of Miss Julia Q.
Wherever R. weut it was the same. In
company he w.is overlooked. Gentlemeu
passed him with scarcely a recognition.—
Ladies saw him come and go w ith entire io
ditt'ereuce. Other people were looked for
and talked about, and their wishes attend
to, but Rosebeg was a nonenity.
I happeued to be sitting in his room one
day, ami a bookseller's boy came iu with a
•Walk in, my nics little lad,’ said Rose
The boy walked in.
‘Take a chair, my son,’
‘l've paid this bill,’ said Roseberg.
‘No, sir,’said the boy, firmly.
‘lain almost sure I have.’
‘I am quite sure you have not,’ said the
‘lt seems to me— ’
‘Ob, I am quite sure,’ said the boy.
•If you are positive' —said Roseberg.
‘Perfectly positive,' said the boy.
‘Then I'll pay it,’ said Roseberg. lam
sure you would not say it was not p>id with
out being satisfied that it was not, and you
must know better than 1. Therefore—’
•Quite positive,’ reiterated the boy.
Roseberg paid the bill. The boy took
his leave. The next day the nice little lel
low was advertised by his master as having
absconded, having commuted certain lrauds
upon the customers, etc.
One summer day tny friend and I stepped
on board a steamboat for West Point. This
spot is acceded to have been rendered the
most lovely on earth by tiie aid of n.iiure anil
Mr. Cozzens. Ou arriving we were fortunate
in securing the last rooms. As usual there
was a lady left uuprovided far; ami as usual
Roseberg sent a polite message offering to
surrender his to the fair traveller. The of
fer was bluntly refused. The lady lodged
in a neighbouring farm house. The next
morning ou the parade-greutid there was a
family group of cross-looking persons,
whose eyes were ofteu fixed upon Rosebery.
The yoUag lady was pretty, and Roseberg.
on learning her tiam*, begged from a mu
tual friend the favour of an introduction 1
had done the same. I was welcomed wirii
affability ; but when the name of Roseberg
was mentioned, the father scowled and de
elined the honour. I did not understand
him, and asked his reasons.
‘Well, I can hardly tell,’ said the old
gentleman; ‘I don’t like him. There is
something is his mnuuer. Sometime ago
my daughter was taken ill in the street, and
he excited a good deal of talk by abandoning
his place iu an omnibus to her. It was very
polite certainly, but, once or twice since,
has offered similar attentions. Last night
he sent her a message, Legging her to use
his room. We think it very extraordinary.
It looks like design, lie’s a little too ---
The last word was drowned by the break
fast bell, which ju»t then « wiled th*- nttuu • - <1
groups back to the hotel. As mounted
the steps, half a dozen strange gentlemen had
lingered behind to finish their conversation.
Last of ali was Roseberg.
‘After you, sir,' said he to one of them,
‘By no means,’ said the gentleman.
‘Certainly, walk up; you will l ise youl
-at the ta'ile, which is very crowded,
•But you —’
‘Oh, never mind me.’
•But I insist,’ said the gentleman.’
‘But you will lose cour breakfast.’
‘No matter, 1 can wait.’
•No resistance, I beg.’
‘Well, if you insist." said the gentleman.
‘lf you insist!’ said another.
‘Certainly, if the genuemm insists!' said
the other five.
They all advanced into the lons break
fast-room. The table wis nearly lull, i In
strangers occupied th la t remaining places.
•You have uo placr, s.r,’ said a waiter to
•I can easily wait.’ replied the tatter.
‘Who is that fellow .’’ inquired cue of the
‘Dont kuow, ’pon honour,’ said one.
•\Ve should have lost our breakfast, one
of us, if it had not been for him.’
‘Poor follow !’ said another, ‘he has lost
•Well, wnere’s the harm ?’ rejoined anoth
er; ‘he’s not hungry; he cau wait.’
•Who is he ?’ inquired the first.
‘He’s a Mr Frostbrrg, ot Now York.’
‘Egad ! lie’s as good as an avant courier,'
said the other—aud there w;:s a general
1 had buttered myself a warm biscuit, and
having put a piece of sausage into my
mouth, was in the act of sending the bis
cuit after it, when, as it by inspiration, like
a flash of lighting the whole secret of
Roseberg’s want of respectability burst upon
me. Y ears of his past lile ; ol the obser
vations which I made upon it; ol the re
marks I had heard other people make;
passed in review before trie ; and I felt as
much elated as if l had discovered the lon
gitude of the north pole, or perpetual mo
tion. With otic word 1 could rescue this
generous and noble person lroin a false p<>
sition. With one word 1 could cover him
with respectabil'ty and honour. There he
stood,;by the window,among the domesticks,
waiting till some mouth, more rapid than,
the rest, should cede him a place at table.
1 myself was not in a situation yet to cede
him mine. The bread was good; the but
ter fresh and sweet; the sausage had a gout
which sausage never had b<»!o>e ; and 1 wa-,
moreover, exceeding!* hungry, and there
fore finished my own breakfast delibetately
•and at my ease, as all meals sjiouhi betaken.
When I had done, I perceived that Rose
berg, had at last succeeded in sliding into a
vacated seat, and wassitting.unwaited upon,
having begged the waiter to ‘atteud to the
gentleman opposite, first.’
Poor Roseberg ! The period nf his pro
bation had been long and bitter. It had
nearly ruined him, but it was near its end.
He was yet a young man; he might repair
Ltis fault; and he had enough mind , I was
certaiD, to seize my view of his situation,
in its widest extent, the moment it was pre
sented to him. 1 rose and went out upon
the piazza, where I was soen followed by
nearly all the company.
By-and-by, a suspicious,lookin'* fellow,
whom l took to be a blackleg- came out.
smiling and I heard Roseberg's voice ia the
blandest tone saying ;
•By no means; after you.’
When every one ol the company were out
upon the piazza, lastly came Roseberg.scra
ping and bowiug to every body tUat loosed at
■Roseberg,' said I.
•I beg your paruou a thousand times,*
said, he, ruuniiig toward me so hastily, that
he nearly stumbled over a chair.
•Roseberg,' repeated 1, einpaati<*ally.
•1 am entirely at your disposal,’ said he.
•Where’s y our hat ?*
‘ln the breaktast-room.’
‘l’ll iri >g the gentleman's hat,’ said a
‘Don’t give yourself the trouble,’ said
•No trouble, sir,’ said the waiter.
•I insist upon it,' said Roseberg.
Tuft waiter grinned* and stood still. I
seized iiis arm tinnly, and held him ms
•Waiter,’ said 1.
‘Bring it instantly.
*Y r es, sir.’
•Anything else, sir*’ said the waiter to
me, returning with the Fat.
‘No. Tramp; begone.’
•Y’es, sir,’ said the w-uter, bowing respect
•Waiter,’ said Roseberg to another do
mes! ick, accidentally passing.
•1 vc no time toaiteud to anything now,’
said the waiter, without stopping.
Waiter,’ said 1, sternly.
‘Yes, sir said the fellow, wheeling round
short, md stop ung id front of me,w tn a bow.
‘What do you wish, Roseberg ?’ said i.
•My gloves fiom 'he break last-room.’
‘You iiear, you r-iacal!’ said I.
‘Certainly, sir,’ said the man, and brought
‘That’s very curious, uow,’ said Rose
berg. • l’hese fellows do not pay the slghtest
hi teni ion to me.'
\V'e waked together, arm-in arm, up
toward Fort i’uinani, where I determined
to reveal to my unfortunate friend the highly
important secret winch I discovered. I led
him to the very summit, without say ing any
thing. When we reached 'lie top i paused.
■Roseberg,’ said I, ‘l've something awful
to say to you. Y’ou just now made ,t re
mark, that the domesticks of that hou-1 did
not respect you.’
•I did,’said Roseberg.
‘Good heavens! you alarm me.’
•It is my intention to do so.’
‘What on earth do you mean ?’
‘I am going to say a painful; a terrible
thing. In the remark which you made,
touching the servants of Mr. Cozzen’s hotel
you were right.'
‘They do not respect me.’
•They do not; and what is worse, no one
■wiiut ii„ J,uov. Oo you iiie.uj, sir:’ said
1 e berg.
To do you an act of true friendship. To
reveal to you a humiliating truth. lam not
_;oing to quarrel with you- 1 have no mo
tive hm your own happiness. And 1 ask
you now, as a man of discernment, and a
man of honour, to listen to w bat 1 am going
to say. Y’ou have all the requisites neces
sary to * "tmnaml respect. But you are not
respected. Y'ou are too; too;’
•Speak out, lor heaven’s sak- !’ exclaimed
‘Y’ou are too; civil!* said I,
Roseberg started ; turned pale, then red,
‘You are too indiscriminately civil You
let yours*- 1 !' down by your civility. Y’o'i
proclaim yuur»elf to be nobody. You do
not understand human nature if you expect
to in die your way through the world by
rivility. It is a virtue only in the hands of
•xperiencc and discretion. Y’ou must not
be uncivil to any .one. By no means. But
beware of being too civil. As the world
goes, a merely amiable man is a goose
among foxes. Take your place in society
for what you are. Attempt to be nothing
more, but do not permit yourself to be
anything less. Stand by your minutest
rights. Only waive them wlisre you know
and ace known Os course there . r excep
tions to t lose ru!> * m the.-eyour ;<>od scm,e
a:hl good feeling ■ ... ea-ily discover. Even
among people in the most respectable clas
ses of society, there are very, very few who
cui hear much rivility. They mistake dis
interestedness for design, courtesy for a
tribute to th< ir superiour importance, anil
iook upon a person desirous of pleasing his
fallow creatures generally as an imposter;
a blackleg; or fool, who cau be imposed
upon at pleasure. I have known persons
subjected to insrll from over-civility. So
ciety abounds with minds who think such
tnsy he encroached upon,and who are always
pleased with an opportunity of being over
bearing when tier think they can he with
impunity. Ridnue such folks, aid they
respect you. But he civil to them ; be over
civil, to them, and they despise, and neglect,
and insult you.’
•I am stupified,' said Rosebeg, ‘but I am
enlightened and impressed.’
‘Am I not right ?’
•Will you act upon my counsels?’
•Instantly, and rigidly.’
‘Y’ou bear me no ill will ?’
‘My dear said Roseberg laying his
hand upon his heart.
•Take care,’ said I.
•True,’ said he. ‘I must commence at
once and in order that 1 may do so hark
ye, tny friend. The truth is, you have taken
with me a very Lieat liberty. You would not
have presumed so far it you had uot known
me to be, that which you have complained
that 1 am, an over-civil man. I now see the
character in its true light; and there is, I
acknowledge, something contemptible in it.
Y’es, I see it; 1 blush for it. I have been,
as you say, too universally, t#o outrageous
ly eml .'
To be Continued.
A wholetole F llow.-- A greenhorn lately
tool* a notion to get married. A for the
ceremony was concluded, Jona'ba'i took
a quarter of a I In- fro u his pocet, deliber
ately walked up t»» the parson and handed
it to him, saying ‘-Parson, knot) ti e whole,
youueeda'tgive tae back any change.”