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Ceu ten nan/ '»/' •llethodinm.
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•f did not know that,’ said he, but 1
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was a black one .”
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From the Literary Messenger.
THE SILENT TEAR.
Ah! lady, say, when I am nigh,
Why always sad—why always sigh 1
’Tisever thus, when 1 am near—
-1 in doomed to mark the silent tear.
Tlu re was a time, when thou wouldst smile,
My weary moments to beguile—
Aud chide me if 1 was not nea>,
With many a sad and silent tear.
Thou weepest now, if I but twine
Thy small white trembling hand in mine;
And though 1 smile and still am near,
1 only mark the silent tear.
There was a time, when thou wouldst prove,
By every languishment, thy love,
Aud grasp my hand, when 1 was near,
To wipe away thy silent tear.
Ah! well 1 know the secret grief—
But, oh ! I cannot yield relief;
Mine is the same—the grief of years—
Witness, alas! my silent tears.
From the same.
Pve never known an hour of joy.
Since manhood damn’d upon my brow :
My life is love, and yet alloy
Has blasted every hope till now.
And what is hope ?—a bubble* bright,
That lloat9 upon the treacherous
A flash, a wild illusive light,
That tumbles some gay mid-day dream.
It is a phantom of the mind,
That but beguiles us to betray;
Then spreads upon the wanton wind,
Its glittering wings, and flits away.
It is a butterfly—that flics,
Ere we its beauties have surveyed—
A summer cloud that gilds the skies,
Yet dies assoon as it was made.
By Park Benjamiu.
Complaining bird, thou sing’st at eve,
When all around is calm and still—
Why wilt thou make my spirit grieve,
And bid me “Whip poor Will!”
What ha 9 poor Willy done, that he
Should be the burden of thy song,
As, sitting on yon old oak tree,
Thou chantest all night long—
“ Whip poor Wili ?”
I whipped him once, but ah ! in vain ;
From copse and wood, from glen and hill,
That oft-repeated solemn strain
Still bids me “Whip poor Will!”
And though the litile fellow screamed
For being whipped, he knew not why—
Till on yon heavens the starlight gleamed,
There came that mournful ci v—
“Whip poor Will!”
On other themes, oil lonesome bird!
Employ thv deep, melodious bill.
And let me hear some other word,
And not “Will”—“Whip poor Will?
For William isapleasant boy,
A merry-hearted, lovely one—
His father’s pride, his mother's joy;
Why must I whip my son ?
“Whip poor Will ?"
What! nev<*r done! wilt always sing ?
Can no persuasion keep thee still?
Has thy small harp no other string,
Beside that “Whip poor Will?”
’Tis even so—kismine own thought,
And not thy note, does Willy wrong;
Then sing away—with sweetnes* fraught—
Sing that complaining constant song,
“Whip poor Will!”
New York, October, ’837.
MltlE DK JIOtfTFORT.
BV ESTHF.R WKTHKRALD.
It was a lovely summer day ; the trees
were clothed in their richest foliage and
the air seemed filled with melody and fiag
rance, as Marie de Monfort, with a lew at
tendants. rode up the avenue leading to the
chateau of the Baron de C. She was young
and beautiful; grief for the loss of an
idolized father had taken from hes much of
the spriglltliness and vivacity for which she
had been distinguished during his lifetime;
'but the tenderness and softness which had
always characterized Iter beauty still re
mained; her sad, sweet smile penetrated to
the heart, and dwelt on the memory of the
beholder, reminding him irresistibly of the
purity aud innocence which may be
supposed to dwell in the lace of an an-
To see her was to lore her,-and as she
now rode on, her auburn tresses falling
carclesslv around her head and on her neck,
the bloom restored to her cheek by exer
cise, and ti smile playing on ber lip at the
thought of the joyful welcome she would
receive from Iter young friend, Cla.a de
C , tier admiring maidens were express
ing to each other their hopes that this
visit,, the first she. had paid for many
mom Its, would be of signal benefit to* her
health and spirits.
“The old castle has been so gloomy since
our good lord's death,” said one, “that 1
have never felt like the sane person.”
“And her brother is so proud and haugh
ty,” said another, “and takes upon himself
so much more authority than her lather es -
er did, that I wonder how she can endure
“She will not endure it long,” said the
first speaker, “for l heard her tell her favo
rite Anne, the other day, that if there svas
no other way ofescaping from lys tyranny,
she would have to enter a conveot. Would
you believe it?--he is determined to mar
ry her to that old Baron, who paid bim a
visit a week or two since, ind w l *', w ,n
‘gladly take lier W|(bqcri *-; v dowry; by this
means he hopes to keep the fortune, whic t
would be hers, in his own possessions. He
was never reconciled to his father’s seconn
marriage, and his innocent sister now Wi
the effect of the causeless dislike he con
ceived for bis step-mother.”
“Well, if l were in my mistress’s place,
replied the other speaker, “l would not
please him so much as to marry the old Ba
ron, or to enter a convent either—l would
place myself uuder the protection of some
other person, and resists his authority, even
though lie were my guardian.” Here the
conversation was interrupted by their ar
rival at the chateau, and in another mo
ment Marie was with her friend.
After the first congratulations were over,
Clara ventured to ask Marie “it her bro
ther's hatred for Eugene Walderner was
violent as ever ? He came to the chateau
yesterday,” she continued, “and intends
spending a week with my brother; l am
afraid this sill interfere with the plasure of
“It shall not prevent me from enjoying
vour society,” was the replv; “anti as I
never saw him, and do not possess my bro
ther’s hereditary hatred towards his family,
it can make but luile difference to
Marie wished to appear indifferent, though
her heart throbbed at the mention of his
name; she had heard much of Eugene
Walderner; a thousand instances of his ge
nerosity and nobleness had been related to
her, serving at first to excite her curiosity,
and at length to awaken a passionate desire
of seeing him, aud she now looked forward
to their first interview almost as if on it de
pended her futuie destiny. VA ould he hate
her? That was a question she could not
solve; and when Clara remarked that her
brother and friend would return fiom the
chase in an hour or two, her trepidation in
creased at the thought, Hint in one short
hour all uncertainty would be over, and
admiration or indifference have succeed
The hour passed away, and Eugene was
at liersido, not gloomy and austere likelier
brother, but proudly beautiful, and with
manners so kind, so gentle, so tender, that
her only wonder was how eveu her brother
could hate liiin; as for herself, one eve
ning was sufficient to convince her that all
she imagined of beauty, and moral p:r
fection was surpassed by the reality in
Eugene was as much surprised and de
lighted as'larie. He had intended meet
ing the sister of de Montfort with cold
ness, but one glance at the lovely girl told
him, she might possess her brother’s name
without being imbued with his ill quali
The next day passed, and the next, the
admiiation of Eugene and Marie increasing
with every hour. Before the end of the
week Eugene had discovered that the whole
woild (could he possess it,) would be of
no value to him, unless sht.red with Marie,
and was easily persuaded to prolong his vi
sit. This was joyful news to the fair or
phan, who felt that when he departed, all
she now desired to live for might be lo st to
her eyes, though his image would remain
enshrined in her heart forever.
A dav or two after, Eugene offered his
heart and hand to the lovely girl. There
was no hesitation on her part, no irresolu
tion; frank and sincere herself, she dream
ed not ofirsinccrity in others, and accented
tho offer, only promising that as si e was
still a minor, and by her father's will,
subject to the guardianship of her brother,
she must remain under his care for the
next two vekrs, unless lie consented to
their marriage, of which she had no hope.—
Eugene tried to shake her resolution, but in
vain; she promised solemnly that neither
entreaty nor force should prevail oil her to
marry am thei, and with this promise he had
to console himself.
At length the hour came when Marie
must return to the home which would now
be doubly gloomy. Many vows were ex
changed, and plans laid for future corres
pondence; hope, and confidence in her lo
ver's constancy sustained her at parting , two
years would soon pass away, aud then, her
own mistress, she would give her hand to
F.upene; bill had she foreseen half the
persecution site woudl undergo on his ac
count, she would not have returned to her
Eugene went sadly home, thihking how
long the next two years would be, and hop
ing that Marie might he persuaded to fly
with him; he sent letter after letter, but re
ceived no answer, and his messengers re
turned, telling him that it was in vain to
seek an interview with her. At length an
attendant of Marie's brought him a verbal
message, enjoining him to send no more
letters, as they only exasperated her brother;
and not to try to see her till the two years
expired; but assuring him of her unchang
W was then raging in Italy, and thith
er, on receiving this message Eugene de
termined to go, and pass a few of the
tedious months which were before
Sometime after his departure, Marie's
condition became still more insupportable j
her brother insisted on her marriage with
his friend ; and leaving home for a week on
business, told her shs must be prepared
to marry the baron the day of his re
There was now no Liope, and acquainting
one of her maids w.th her resolution, she
told Imr co procure a disguise, in which
she would leave forever the dwelling of her
fathers. Hhe was young and unprotected;
but he who has said, “1 will be a father
to the fatherless,” would watch over
and preserve her from every harm.
• « * * *
The evening waslovelv; the sun. which
had shone with unusual brilliancy all day,
seemed to descend slowly, as if unwilling
to leave the surrounding coUntiy to dark
ness. and gilded with its fast rays the| peaks
of the Appeuincs long after It had teased to
shine on the valleys below. At this de
lightful hour, a young pilgrim wag s"r. n
winding around the foot of the
sometimes pausing a
the scenery, and lb"', w„, K ‘ lfl g on rapidly,
as if anxiousreaci, 9ome human h ibitn
tiou. x .red a( jengtb with bis long and
toilsome y, a n, < he seated himself on the turf
Iby the road side, and raising hi* eyes to
j heavep, seemed toask for, <k rather to await
that succor from aboae, which he had ceased
to hope earth could bestow. He bad not
been seated but a few moments, when a
night in rich armor rode towards him, and
ving accosted him, asked in what direction
ne was travelling ?
•‘I am from the neighborhood of Avig
non,” said the pilgrim, • a poor orphan go
ing to Rome to fulfil a vow It you take
pity on mv youth and destitute condition,
and assist me on my way, God will bles«
yon in return.”
The knight started. “What, thou art
from Avignon ? Avignon, where dwells my
love, my Marie? Speak, tell me ol her
fate. Perish the cruel brother who would
tear her from me.”
“Shortly before I left home.” said the
pilgrim, “that unhappy Indy received au
account of your death; then yielding to
her fate, she retired to a neighboring
convent, regretted by all who knew
“It is so indeed,” said the knight; “1
have then no hope an earth; what thou
hast told me fixes my lot forever. Take
this courser, take this lance, they have been
with me in many a tournament and battle
field, I have now no use for them; I will
fly to the nearest monastery, and, hiding
myself within its walls, will try to lessen my
love and despair by penace and prayers to
“Be not too hasty," said the pilgrim,
and as he spoke, ihrew back the cow l which
had concealed him, revealing to the delight
ed Eugene the face ofhis Marie, pale indeed,
but lovelier than ever. The joy at meeting
so unexpectedly was greater than words can
tell. Eugene was returning to his native
land, determined at all hazards to free his
intended bride from her brother’s power.—
She was now free; heaven sent her lover at
the moment she was beginning Jo despair.
They were united the next day, and retired
to one of Eugene's castles, were, blest in
each other’s society, they continued to live,
almost forgetting in their happiness that
orrow had ever cast a shadow on their
An Odd Circumstance. —During ourstrug
gle for independence, a queer transaction
occurred at a tavern not many nnles from
Germantown between an American and a
British soldier. It was on the day prior to
the battle of Germantown, yet fresh in the
recollection of many of our citizens, that a
weary traveller, with a duck gun of a large
bore resting on his shoulder, demauded a
night's lodging at a public house on the high
road; his bare feet, rimless hat, and torn
clothing, certainly left no good impression
on th** mind of the tavern keeper, as to tb«
likelihood of his ever being paid for his meals
or lodging; but ‘mine host’ being a true
American at heart, and recognizing the trav
eller at once to be a ‘provincial,’ he liberally
extended to him the comforts of his house
and home. The soldier being weary, retir
ed lo bed shortly after his arrival. About
an hour after, the tra upling of the feet of a
horse was heard in front of the tavern, and
before the barkeeper could open the door,
the heavy tread of a man was heard on the
piazza of the house. The scarlet coat and
rich epauletts of the uew comer at once con
vinced the ‘Major Doom’ that he was an En
glish officer. He entered the bar room, un
loosed his sword belt, and imperatively cal
led for supper and abed. Here was a dtletn
tne; there was but the one bed—a double
bed, by the way—in the house, and it was
occupied by the American private. The
landlord at length hesitatingly declared that
unless he would condescend to sleep with a
fellow traveller lie could obtain no lodging.
It being several miles to the in xt public
house, and already late at night, the officer
finally accepted flic proposal and was usher
ed to his dormitory by the light of a flaming
pine knot. The night passed tranquilly a
w iy, if the lusty snoring ofhotli travellers be
excepted. In the morning our provincial
private was the first one to awake, tie looked
apparently with much surprise, at the British
officer, who lay quietly breathing with his
mouth open, as if to catch flies. lie then
examined his tattered shirt, pinched himself
in the legs and arms, and then muttered
‘.Strange’d—d.strange !’ Finally lie pinch
ed the officer's nose, who jumped up evident
‘Who are you ?’ demanded our provinci
‘l’m a soldier,’ was the reply.
‘What’s your name?’
•You're a liar, that is my name. I'm
‘Noyou're not, that's me;’ answered the
officer, who by this time had recovered his
•Wlitit? d'ye want to tell me that you're
Jake Ellworth when I'm Jake myself?—
You can’t throw sawdust in this child’s eyes
no how you can fix it'—putting his thumb to
his hose and shaking his fingers.
‘Give me uone of your impudence, sir.
1 shall not put up with it.’ replied (lie officer,
shaking his fist at the provincial.
This movement roused the ire of the Yan
kee to such a degree, that w ith his clenched
first he struck the Briton a blow ou the fare
and levelled him on the bed ; a noise ensued,
and bit a few minutes elapsed ere the i. mi
lord with his attendants arrived at the door;
each of the combatants appeared to him to
decide who was the real‘Jake Ellworth,’and
which was tho man who had come to bed last.
The landlord surveyed them each m their
turn, but their faces, their size, and the col
or of their hair resembled each other so much
that he declared at length lie \va«> unable to
distinguish one from the o*\jer At this mb
ment the hostler arrived at the doof with
the intelligence that a party of English sol
diers cou 1 '! be seen some distance off. ma*'cli
hig in tire direction of the tavern. The of
ficer laughed and the Yankee looked aghast,
but suddenly recollecting himself, he seized
the Englishman's uniform, ran out of tho
room anti ordered the liostle. to saddle his
horse. In the yard of the raver a he com
pleted his dtess mounted the officer's steed,
and hVldlv meeting the detachment of En
glish soicitef, ordered them to f«R« b d—-d
rebel, whom he had made prisoner at tit©
nevt tavern, to "he camp. The manoeuvre
succeeded and the Yankee eseaped ro tb%
American camp. The-English officer in the
mean lime waaerrested by his own men, but
whether the mistake was ever
f*this deponent gg|(h not.!
Whq j nr k M his of brier tmtf
)fo»t lie caateqt totTetor? >z,v.