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axocff fiM iusj it, and ij&o
From the Sf>uthern T.iterary Messenger.
By the authoress of “The Poet,” “The
Poet's Destiny,” dec.
The fair young moon hung like a silver
crescent from the ceiling of Heaven, and
the stars in tlieir shadowless beauty were
pute and bright as a Christian’s hopes.
Far away reposed a few gorgeous clouds
which the sunset had blest, and in gratitude
they still gilded the place where their glory
had been given.
Low and tender were the words that the
lover breathed that night to the lady of his
choice, and she listened with sad attention
to the soft, modulated tones which were
sweeter than the whispers of the summer
wind. She knew that voice would soon be
to her but a remembered melody, a sonnd
to be heard no more save in the music of her
dreams, aud the deep eyes that looked on her
now, would for many yea's, meet-hers no
longer. The hand that now held hers, might
clasp it not again, and tin brightest star that
lit her Sky, was departing for another sphere.
Even if they met again, both would be chang
ed—and to those who love, what is change
but sorrow ? Gertrude spoke not, and Eu
gene was sad, but calm. He talked of re
signation, of hope, and a firmer trust on that
One, for whom he was leaving all.
“But. Gertrude,” he said, “I know that
during my absence, your love will be sought
by many, and I would uot bind you by vows,
from which time may steal tlieir charms.
If one more worthy of your affection should
ask ;t, consider yourself free, dearest, from
a promise, which however prectous to me,
I would relinquish for yi.ur happiness ’’
A passionate burst of tears was her only
tnswer; and with a faltering tone, Eugene
“Bo calinn, my Gertrude; for my sake
control these let-lings; let not the thought
of this last meeting be darkened by such
sorrow. If you would now dissolve the tie
beteewn us, 1 will submit to the decision
and return here no more !”
Gertrude raised her full dark eyes to his,
and in the concentrated whisper of intense
emotion, she answered, “I will be yours,
Eugene- and yours only!”
Thcte words went with the wanderer to
another laud, and when the wild waves of
the deep ocean foamed between him and
borne, that promise dwelt in the exile's spirit
his only hope on earth.
“1 must tell you, dear Caroline.” wrote
Helen to her friend, “the continuation of
the lovers’romauce. Eh bienl the affair
lias ended tor tiie present, as I ex|>ccted,
in the gentleman's departure alone, and the
renewal of my little cousin's vows. My
efforts thus far, have entirely failed; but,
though disappointed, 1 am not surprised,
for l well knew that months of artful pur-ua
sioii would lose their effect betore one lov
ing whisper from Eugene's lips. My aunt
is now exerting all her powers to make a
match between Mr- Mervin (the rich lover.
vous saves,) aud her daughter. Though
very much doubting her success, I offer no
opposition to the plan. Gertrude has ap
peared lately in a'new character; for the
once irre-rdutetone of Iter disposition has
given place to a gentle, but steady reliance
on her own decisions- 1 confess that this
change has Itered my views; and I some
limi s think, instead of interfering with Ger
trude’s love, it would be wiser to practice
my arts on the wealthy lover. 1 know my
cousin would thunk me for monopolizing his
attcnnpns, though my aunt might object to
the exchange. Wjint think you of this
scheme ! If I mistake not, the
would prove an easy capture ;so my ouly
diilicnlty would be to reconcile my aunt to
the affair. f»he is bent u; ou marrying her
daughter to a rich old simpleton, but if that
cannot be done, she might surely allow her
niece the second opportunity. Mervin would
be no contemptible prize for ine, as I am not
sentimentally inclined towards any out at
present, im<i hi® guld is «t great temptation.
1 had a kind, urotherly lecture from Charles,
last nigh*, on my conduct to Eugene and
Gertrude, and he tried to make me promise
that I would not interfere with them for the
future. I would promise no such thing, just
to plague Charles’, by opposition—and he
left me really angry at my obstinacy. Did
yon ever hear of such an unreasonable person
as this brother of mine ? He fancies bee msc
he admires Edgene so highly that 1 must do
the same; two years ago I might have lis
tened with isaro interest to his praises—-but
now, tout cela t'est pate !”
A year had gone by since the events of
tiie last chapter, and Gerwude had in a mea
sure recovered her usual tranquility. Let
ters from Courtland, which reached her at
long intervals, taught her to look on the
future with a less anxious eye, aud to rest
afiriner trust on Him whofhad guided the
Mrs. Leslie had ceased to combat with
her daughter’s wishes, when she found how
much ibey effected her happiness —and re
leased by Helen’s marriage, frotnfier impor
tunities, Gertrude gradually became recon
ciled to her situation.
But at length Eugene’s letters grew sad
der; tie ailuded mor«ra*ely »n his return nnd
oftpnei urged s.ibmi*; iu-, to wltwt-mer night
he iu ..lure tor titeuL Ilia words were less
ardent, and his recollections of home were
hadowerj an d paintul aa memories of the
Gertrude felt alarmed at this melancholy;
she scarcely knew why, but it was so unlike
Courtlaud’s usual cheering style, that a
thousand vugue fears came over her like
-She fancied him sick aud alone in a far
off land, with no Ificnd to coinfort and soothe
him. She pictured his solitary dwelling
wanting the light of a loving eye, the music
of a tender voice ; and lor a n-ometit she was
tempted to doubt the wisdom which heap
ed so many trials on one so pure and good.
At last came the confirmation of her appre
hensions ; Eugene was ill. Herald he might
linger long in suffering, but he bid her not
hope for such life. The writing loathe
letter w s almost illegible, and the eye could
scarcely recoguise in its irregular characters
the flowing lines of Eugene’s hand. For au
instant, Gertrude was unable to credit the
fearful tidings, but the sentences were before
her which his trembling hand had traced,
ami she could not doubt them.
Wild and fervent was the first prayer of
she betrothed for her idol’s life ; then came
the thought of hi* humility, compared with
her daring supplication, and with a chasten
ed spirit, she ask-d mercy for him who had
ieli all on earth to gain hojie in Heaven.
Silently Mrs. Leslie read the intelligence,
and with sorrow far bis affliction blended te
cnllections of herown conduct Inward the
exile. Gertrude, too, her child her only
one, was mourning; and the mother knelt,
for the first time, in true and lowly pleading
for blessings on the missionary.
“Mother,” said Gertrude, and her voice
was low and earnest; “mother, I would not
grieve you. but Eugene is sad and comfort
lesss, and lie must nut die alone!” Mrs.
Leslie had expected’his. but she replied nut
as she gazed on the pale face of her child.
“Do not deny me, dear mother.” continued
Gertrude in the sa nedeep, |iassionate tone;
“1 would not otheiwise leave you, hut he is
suffering. You have kind friends who will
supply rny place during file few months
of our separation, but he has none to cheer
him. Give me your blessing mother, and
let it go with me to his loneliness!” “Be
it as you will, dearest!” was the faltering
answer, and the jiarent’s benediction tvas
mingled with her daughter's tears.
LETTER FROM HELEN MELVIN TO HER
“Ilow I w ish you were near me, ma chera
Caroline, tl.at 1 might have some society
that 1 could enjoy ! Now, do not imagine
from this introduction, 1 intend being senli
mental, for 1 have no such idea; but indet-i>
I do feel dull and desperate, shut up in this
castle-iike country place, away from all ra
tivital companions Not that lam really a
lone, for Mr. Mervin is here with some of Itis
friends; but l do not include either the host
or his visitors among companionable people
This house itselfss delightful, and its dec
orations are splendid ; but they are nothing
to ine. in my solitude. Besides the disagree
Ides of a silly husband and his still more stu
pid associates, I have the charming pros
jiect of spending the next winterat tlii* same
gay establishment, instead of going, like ev
ery lady else, to the city De|»endant as i
am on society lor pleasure, picture if you
can my gloom and anser at this sage resol
ution of my intellectual mari! 1 little sus
pected when 1 exarted so many attractions
to win this man. that instead of spending
his wealth and laughing at his follies among
a brilliant crowd, 1 should be condemned
to spend my tune in the country, with hill,
forever at my side. I sometimes wish 1 had
made Gertrude marry him, but it is too Inn
for repentance now. There is yet anothe
reason for my dejection. I have just hear,
that Eugene is ill. My old wish for a triutnpi
over Courtland has vanished, and I some
times think if 1 ever loved any body it wa
him. Compare, just for curiosity. Carolitn
t lie reality of my fi r rt love with my desertp
tions of Mervin; fori cannot pay him ever.
the poor compliment of beine ny last love
We arc not the most affectionate people in
the world ; for 1 never was intendedbor a quie‘
domestic character, and I suspect even Mer
vin’s dull mind lias discovered that fact. Yoi
recollect how 1 rejoiced in his cw'quest am
prided myself on winning him from Gertrude.
I begin to think my joy then was as ill
founded ns my wisdom ; and unless I cai
have society, to forget in its giddy tumnb
the want of social sympathy, my fate will be
‘ But enough of these sober realities; l
tire yon with my regrets; but some
times, Caroline. I env J “''trade her pur.
love for Courtland. ao J 1 «00, would hav •
undertaken the vdpf e bHurt? >er, to me*
the gentle smile ami tCiiJ er g ree,,n o “’ 1
will be her best reward!”
Tbe round moon rose high in the cloud
less heavens, and a light breeze curled into
tiuy waves the waters of the blue ocean. A
single vessel held its solitary course, and ori
its deck sat the maiden whose love, like
the mariner's star, had guided her across
the wide sea. Her eyes watched the spark
ling path behind the ship, and her heart
throbbed quicker, as she remembered thai
another sunset would find her with Court
land ! By her side stood a man on whose
brow years and cares had loft their mingled
seals, and among whose dark locks time bad
scattered silver. He also, was amlftsioniiry,
and under his guidance Gertrude had left her
home. Lika Eugene, he too had come on a
holy errntid-—but his life had lost its fresh
ness, nnd in quitting his early haunts, he
quitted only the vivid memories of sorrows
gone. No young heart haff rqqiirned hi* de
parture, for all who loved him, were at rest;
and in seeking another dwelling, he was
seeking also a peace and happiness h? bad
not 'eft During their tedious voyage, he
had uem to Gertrude kind as a father, for her
placid beauty recalled the soft eyes of his
own children, whose sleep was inthegiave.
He had soothed her fears, revived her
hopes, and knelt with her in player; and
under his instruction she learned a lesson of
lowliness. H’S mission commanded her in
teres*, and created a yet loftier reverence
for those who ft '»ake all things to go forth
ar.Hi. g svfanger* aaff do -gtxxM
1 Disturbed were Oeitrude’s r,lumber* du
ring that last long night ujton the ote an '
and with the eagerness of a child she h*B*d
the blue shadowy outline of land which
elected her waking glance. Until then, she
had clung only to the fair side of the futuH! •
but now tha* her journey was closing a throng
of fears flitted before her. Eugene might
be dying- might be dead—and all was for
gotten in that one thought.
“Do not despond, my child,” was her
companion's pr.comageineut, as he saw the
large tears resting on her l ishea; “our |>rmy
ers have been offered in sincerity-, and they
will not prove in vain!”
The tall palm trees reared their crests a
bove the missionary’s dwelling, and the rich
vines ot a sunny clime, enwreathed its lowly
roof. There waa little of improvement 4-
round, but gorgeous flowers of many hues
had sprung up unsown, and art was scarce
ly missed where nature had lavished so much.
Birds of brilliant plumage fluttered among
the trees and offered the sweet incense of
their evening song. The sun was declin
ning, and it cast over the dark wooda the
glory of its own death (riving earth, skv
and water a lustre, (Hire and bright as (he
ligh' of fame which gilds the patriot’s ton b.
Beside a table within the hut, sat Eugene
Courtland ; a book lay open before him and
a pencil was in his band, but his thoughts
were not with his studies. His cheek had
parted with its early flush, and his eyes,
though beautiful as ever, were calmer and
sadder; his brow was pale, ahd placid ; suf
fering had left there no darkness and no
frown. The meditations oftlie solitary, were
mournful; and resting his clasjted hands on
the expanded page, lie |)ressed his forehead
upon them in silence. Long visions of the
past were with him; then came the soft
dreams that concentrate year* of happiness
in a single thought. A shadow dimmed the
sunlight ; a gentle step crossed the thresh
old, and Kugeue s<>ke from his fancied
blessedness, to realize all, in meeting tbe
gaze of Gertrude !
LETTER ritoM HELEN MERVIN TO HER
“Caroline, Eugene has returned, and I
have seen hiir ! I needed but tins to make
me wretched ; sot I could have borne more
calmly my union wi'li a soulless, sensual
man, had 1 never met again the loved real
ity ol my only pure ideal. Excluded fion
the world I idolise, and forbidden to mingle
in its pleasures, by the caprice of a despised
eonmanion, how often have I mourned the
voluntary act which sealed my misery ! Ger
trude and Eugene look so happy, that my
heart almost reproaches me for the part 1
once acted toward them. We met last eve
ning at my aunt's, but 1 did not tell Mervin
of his invitation, Aar I could not bear that
Eugene should see my husband, lie is al
ready disagreeable enough to me, without
'.eeding con'rsst so render him more so
Gertrude's sweef, placid face, was * mirror
■•f joy, and I think her disposition hap im
proved, fur she has overcome that want of
decision which nsed to mark her conduct.
. could almost love her now, if Charles did
out phrgme urr by holding her up as my mo
del, and by constantly comparing her man
ners and acts with what lie is pleased to call
die 'worldlinep*, of my own. Courtland's
health is fast recovering, and the lassitude of
mlTering, has given a gentler and lovelier
style to a beauty that was always spiritual.
His voice has no longer the strength which
once distinguished it but its low. subdued
’ones, have gained in melody what they have
'ost in power. The enthusiasm for his cal
ling lingers still, though he has learned
'•<*m experience the falseness of the hopes
which carried him among strangers, and lias
bund how little can be done even by the
’he most unwearied, unless assisted by ma
iv. As I listened to his expressions of holy
ratituile, I almost wondered at the humility
which, in giving such thanks, forgets the
rrinG n„J •uorifices that have won him blcs
-lings. Courtland asked after Mervin, and 1
-incied that l read something of pity in Ger
• ude's look, when she heard the question,
■lot] answered with a smile and she was
t m sincere herself to suspect the depth of
sa lness that gaiety concealed. I left .hem
itha mind more discontented than ever
with my self appointed lot ; and when I re
orned to my splendid but lonely home—-
niched foi bv no brightening eye—-greeted
y no tender welcome-- I turned from the
“inplv ornaments of wealth with a sickened
heart and wearied spirit. I sought my own
mom—it was adorned with all the luxuries
that gold could buy—but there, also, 1 was
alone ; and, in bitterness of soul, ] deplored
t destiny so different in its gilded vanity,
from the peaceful, loving life of the mission
ary’s bride !” J. T. L.
CEN DENARY OF METHOD
The 25th day of next month wiii cdin”?e ,e
one hundred years since the foundation of
'be now wide-spread and eminently respecta
ble sect of Christians denominated Method
ists. A day so interesting, not only to the
members of that numerous society, but to
:he Protestant world in general, would not
■if course, be permitted to pass by without
due and solemn commemoration. Accor
dingly, we have perceived, for some time
past, that preparations are on foot in the num
erous churches of the society, both in this
countty and iu England, far a general cele
bration of the day. The ocossion has natu
rally given birth to many addresses, congrat
ulatory and laudatory, both in prose and
verse, in the various papers devoted to tbe
particular inrerests of tbe society, some of
them dtstluguithed tor beauty ot thought
and diction. Y rom two of them which have
lately met our eye in the Christian Advocate
we extract, for the ursiification of our nu
merous readers in the Methodist connexion,
a few passages, which strike us ns appropri
ate, and as containing a fine and just tribute
|o the pious and eminent man who founded
t lIC Mll'kiy - Dim«vt-.1.w M.vlutvb*. —-H .L
the extracts are made appear uuder the sig
nature of W. R„ *ud are, we presume,
from the same pen. The first is from “An
Irregular Ode for the Centeuary.’—Aaf. In
* • * “Yet is tny every thought
With one absorbing image fraught—
• Tis West kt. 1 hehel‘l htm now}
His upjaised eye, his thoughtful brow,
i Proclaim that troths e’en then were beam
kl.ike Tight through »*B*'*<fc|Ml*Sw gtoa*
And though that grace was then uuV.now* t
In after days so brightly shewn,
Lfkw those fair stars wh»se net jL her in*
Shlbt* dimly through pfomlgfcuoUs ha*e;
Yet dues Ihe splendid zohe declare
That many a glitteribg gem i* there.
Thus does the nightly wsjiefol swain.
That guards his fmcks upon the plain,
Oft tu*o his gazing eyes;
He marks no stars, but o’er his head
He sees the streamy t-i ilight spread,
Like distant morning in the skies,
Unknown from what source the dawning
“The truth has beamed ! we may not stay#
The stainless banner is unfurled ;
And bright with the Eternal ray,
It flashes on a startled world !
It does not shine iu learning’s bowers#
Nisr vet in lordly hall* anti towers}
But deep in many a darksome mins,
Where want, and wo. and misery pipe,
Bright does the heavenly banner shine.-'
(prom Th* If.cohd). . .
“But Wesley rttse — with seal, with Chris
lien firb, .
With all the love religion could ifispire,
With kit the warmth that genius flould
impart, . .
He poured the liviog precept ou tne heart;
Spread round that darkened age the Hit*
Bright with the glories of eternal day.
Then gushed that stream by which ke lift
And which one hundred- years ha* Polled
Pure in its source, resistless in its sway.
It still flows on, nor finds its souree decay.”
From the Philadelphia Chromirl*.
ROMATIC MYSTERIOUS, AND
In looking over 1 our jraqier* frorrt the
South we find a strange tragical story in
the Jackson (La.) Republican, which we
condense and present let our reader*.
do so without comment, merely remaking
that the events narrated are of so singular a
character, as to appear almost iticredible*
It seems that some time since tlld sheriff
of acounty in the southern parr df Missis
sippi had received, in his official character, a
large nm of ihdhey—say fifteen or twenty
thousand dollars, under pretext df a call
from home for a day or two, lie placed the
money in the keeping of his wife, whom
lie charged’to'take good care df it.
Latr ht the evening of the day dn which
he left home, a stranger of genteel’ appear
ance called at the house, Ac asked permission
to rental!) ovbr night. Disliking tdentter
ain a stranger during her hbSband’s a bit nee,
the wife df the sheriff der.icd the request,
and the straMger rode on.* Directly after
his di'partlii’is. however, the lady came tv'
the r'drtcliislen that' sits had done wro- f'
in reftikldg »o take him in, and sent a ser
vant'to call him. The geutlrinaß ratdrned,*
-and soon after retired to' rest.'
Late rri’the night, three tnen disguished
as negroes; rathe to" the house, called up
theladV. aud demanded the money left i®'
her ehurge. Believing that there was no
h« Ip for it, shfc at length told therti that t) •
money was in ah Other rivdrfi, and that sho
would go aud get'it'for them.
1 1 so happened that it was its the room oc«
eupied by the stranger,and on lier going for it
shefound him up and loading his pistols, fi®
had been awakened by the noise, and had
overheard must of the conversation be*
tween his hostess and the robbers.
Telling the lady to be of good heart he
gave her a loaded pistol, and instructed her
to go out aud present the monev to nor of
the robbers, and to shoot the fellow whilst
in the act of doing so—-on her doing which
be (the stranger) would be ready for the o
With coolness and courage that it ir
diffiruh to conceive of,in a woman, she did l
as directed, and the robber who received'
the money fell deadfai' her feet- AAiother
ii.stant. and the stranger's bullet had floored'
-1 second rubber, Tbs third attempted t».
escape but was overtaken at the gate ty ’h<B
stranger, and fsil beneath ill. thrust of his
As eoaoas practicable the neighbors were •
alarmed-ampon (tasking paint from ths
faces-ofthe dead robbers, one killed by
the Iwdyprpved to be herown husband and ’
»hn other two a couple of near neigh*'
So far as our information extends, we be* -
lieve we tnay congratulate our State fiightf
friends, on aur political prospects in this
State. Our. oandidate for the Executive
Chair, nms welt. In u.any sections of ths
State, we are credibly informed, his vote. >•
will much enoeed that our last can*' -
didate for the same oiuce. In other sec* -
tions *! ie *e it was feared by some, that tbe •
memoris.' excitemWJt would work unfsvor
able to our Candida?*, i OM (ea '» «* P«» to
rest. Misrepresentation lias beeC corrected,u.
and the ebullitions of temper, Wliica .<
threatened to! jirerem some of car bid
friends from the good old way, have gives; -*
place, as was to heve been expected, to e
principle stiff duty; the party in solid’f
column will be found on the firs* MohdAy*,-
of next month, under our old flag, jgr un
rent and tins6'iled, inarching in the straight '
forward old'State Right path, to the pells. .
Tbs friends of the Repuhl rso candidate, .
Judge Dougherty, have, tl **efbne, every
thing to cheer them; victory -sin oar front, .
sqd lead* tbe way, and thw friends of Sfatw
Rights and the Constitution, vff showthetiT*
opponent* on the election day, b* fine af
fect of “a long pull, s strong pull, and*
pull all together.— Recorder.
S. S- Prentiss,
tis*, in his letter consenting to become *
candidate fit United States Senator from
which we are now engaged, no less impor
tant, than that ehicli achieved our libertine.
The tyranny of corruption is more danger
ous and more galling -*h*tl ths tyranny
arms,—and defeat in defence ®f the princi
ples of our fathers, if, we haw perfernwfl
our duty, is not-less glorious, nor less
the death of the patriot ttpmt P
well tough* bet tie field.”