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No; I will live, that you may still || young nind with the ardency of her affection, possess one faithful heart; and perhaps bý | aud imparted to bis heart the tender senti. means of a secret sympathy, even at this dis ments of her own. tance, you are sensible of my love, and it im. Every thing around her now assumed a gayer parts to your heart new life, new warmth. aspect. Formerly she barlly quitted her Perhaps some compassionate genius whispers 1 chamber, but the sight of the inmense firma. to you when asleep; Boris is not alone in meut, the spacious earth, awakened in her the world. Your dear eyes open, and far, far soul, with added force, the idea of her lovely ult, you perceive the melancholy Julia, whose '' and forsaken state. " bat am I in the great beart follows you every wliere. Perhaps, yet mass of the creation ?" she asked herself, and I am wishing, what I dare not, I will love you, sunk into despondency; the murmurs of the though hopeless."
brooks and woods increased her melancholy, There reigned now in Julia's soul a soft and and the cheerful sport of the feathered tribe pleasiug sorrow; every virtuous sentiment is disgusted her. Everything now was changed. pleasant, and even the hottest tears of re- 'She hastened with her little darling into the pentance are not litter; for repentance is the open air, as soon as possible; the sun shone dawn of virtue.
more resplendent, because it shone on her buy; Julia fowed that she soon should be a the trees appeared to bow down to embrace mother. A new, a powerful sentimeut, per
the lovely child; she heard in the murmuring vaded her whole frame. Should she rejoice or of the rivulets the most caressing sounds; the lament? She could not for a long time arrange : birds and butterflies only sported for his ber own feelings. “I shall become a mother; amusement.-She was a mother. but the joyful smile of the father will not re The pleasures of the great world, of which ceive the young suckling ; a father's tears will she once thought so highly, now appeared to not bedew him! Poor, unfortunate child! an her a deceitful phantom, in comparison with orphan you cuter the world, and the first ob the real transports of maternal love. Alas! ject which meets your eyes is the picture of she would have been perfectly bappy had not sorrow! But--as it pleases Heaven! A new the idea of the sorrowing Boris lain heavy on duty now binds me to live and to suffer. Well, her heart. “I enjoy the highest happiness," cone, then, dear child ! my heart shall love murmured she; “my cheeks are belewed with you with two fold tenderness. For your sake, the tears of joy, while he wanders through the and through you, I will endeavour to find con-' world in melancholy solitude. O! what angel tentment; thy tender miud shall not be im. will inform lim of his sife's reformation! pressed by complaints and looks of sorrow. Yes, I am again worthy of him. In the face Love alone awaits you in my arms, and the of heaven and earth, I will venture to declare, hour of your birth shall revive in me a new I am now worthy of him; but he is ignorant Jife.”
of it. He imagines me the votary of vice, le She now, with the utmost zeal, prepared | conceives me an enemy to virtue. O, did he herself to fulai the duty of a mother. Emile,' but return only for a moment to look at one this book, single in its kivd, was never out of son, he might even say, “ you do not rejoice her hands. “I was not a good wife," said she, over him," and tear him from me! Gladly sighing, “I will at least be a good mother. I would I deprive myself of all comfort to comwill endeavour, by a strict attention to the fort bim; gladly would I be unhappy if thereone duty, to atone for my remissness in the by I could render bim happy!" utlır."
In the mean time the little Boris bloomed She counted the days and hours till her coh. like a rose. He alreadyrau about the meadows, fineinent. Already she loved the dear ivfant yet' could already say, "I love you, mama!" Alunbord; already she einbraced it, and called it ready understood caressing her tenderly, and by the tenderest name. lis every movement drying the tears with his little hands, which occasioned her the most lively joy.
streamcl from her cycs. She bore a son, the most beautiful infant, at On a delightful day, in the month of May, once the inage of both father and mother; as the thought on the first circumstances that she felt neither pain or weakness; transport led to her marriage just presented itself in the swallowed up every other feeling; a new source! most lively manner to her imagination, she of the purest, most sacred, and undescribable walked out with ber little Boris. She seated sensatious awakened in her bitart; her eyes herself on a green bank, near the road, and were uerer tired of gazing at lier infant; ber while ber boy played around her, she drew tongue a thousand times repeated the most froin her bosom the miniature of Boris, and Nultering caressing epitiets. She warmed liis entered into conversation with it.
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til the same?” cried she! “ Alas! no, cer in the country like the happiest lovers. The tainly not! when you sat to the painter you rest of the world is nothing to them. Buris louked on me with tenderness, was happy and is ever the same as he always was- benevocireertul: and now." Her brow was over- ! lent man of sense; and Julia proves by her cast, she sat some time in thought, and at example, that often, under the appearance length a gentle sleep closed her eyes.
of youthful levity, the most sublime virtues Apuueasy mind, even in slecp, experiences that adorn a woman lie concealed. disagreeable imaginations. Julia dreamt that The tenderness of Boris will not allow him a vast ocean rolled its distorted, black, and to paint her former character in such glow. tremendous waves around her. Thunder and ing colous. “ You were borı,” said he, lightning increased the borror of the scene ; “ to be virtuous; a little of vanity, and the and a disasted ship was tossed about on the fruit of a wrong education, and bad example, naging billows. Now suok in the frightful were alone the cause of your momentary Bukss, now mounting to the clouds, and now errors. You needled once to learn the worth of swallowed up in the depih of the ocean. Un. virtue and true atiection, to hate vice for ever. happy crew! Julia's feeling heart bled as You wonder, perhaps, why I was always silent, she perceived that the impetuous surge dash and never warned you of the consequences of ed a corpse on the shore. She hastened to
your levity; but I am perfectly convinced assist the uvhappy victim; she endeavoured that reproaches will sooner render a heart
to recul him to life, and amidst these occupa. i callous than reform it. Tendernes and pations she recognized Boris ! dead, cold, she tience on the part of a husband in such a bild him a corpse in her arms. Trembling case is the most efficacious remedy. Reproof a'id breathless she awoke, and Boris stood be- aud censure would only have made you imafore her! Full of life and love, he threw gine I was jealous. You would have thought bimself oa her bosom never to part from her yourself injured, and perhaps our hearts again.
would have been divided for ever.
The conseThis scene not one word more shall attempt quences have justified my opinion. Parting to pourtray—not one word more of the speak. at length appeared to me the only remedy i ing silence of the first few minutes, and the could employ for your reformation. I left immediate heartfelt acclamations of joy which you to the conviction of your own heart, pot, followed! not one word of the tears of trans indeed, with frigid indifference, not without port and delight! Dot a word of Boris's feelings, the most heart-felt sorrow; but a ray of hope As Julia conducted to him his son; and tbe supported me, and did not deceive me. You little boy, by nature taught, caressed him, are mine, wholly and for ever mine." while he gazed with a smile of affection on Sonetimes Julia would exclaim against the the mother.
women. Boris defended them. “ Believe me, Boris bad travelled for some years. A dear Julia," said he, “it is chiefly the fault of faithful friend had, in the mean time, ac the men if the women are vicious; and the quainted him with every circumstance con chief reason the last are bad, is because the cerning Julia. At length, as he could no former are generally not better.” longer doubt that she loved virtue and him. Boris and Julia are in nany things of a self, be bastened back to his native land, to different opinion ; but both perfectly agree in assure his wife that he had ever continued to this, that connubial and parental happiness is the adore her.
greatest blessing or earth. Since that time they have continued to live
“ CELEBS IN SEARCH OF A WIFE;" COMPREHENDING OBSERVATIONS ON DOMESTIC HALITS AND MANNERS, RELIGION AND
This work which, during the short time “Some days after, while we were conversing since which it bas been published, has at. over our tea, we heard the noise of a carriage; tracted such an extraordinary degree of atten- || and Mr. Stanley looking out from a bow wintion, is attributed to the pen of the celebrated dow in which he and I were sitting, said, it Virs. Hannab Moore. We shall therefore give was Lady and Miss Rattle driving up the ave. a long extract from it. The hero, Celebs, He had just tiine to add, “ these are thus proceeds in his narrative :
our fine neighbours. They always make us a
visit as soon as they come down, while all the l in the evening; and mamma says, there is gloss and lustre of London is fresli upon them. nothing in the world that money can pay for, We have always our regular routine of conver- but what I sball learn. And I run so delight. sation. While ber Ladyslip is pouring the fully fast from one thing to another that I am faslıions into Mrs. Stanley's ear, Miss Rattle, vever tiied. What makes it so pleasant is, as who is about Phoebe's age, entertains my soon as I am fairly set in with one master, an. daughters and me with the history of her own other arrives. I should bate to be loug at the talents and acquirements."
same ibing. But I shan't have a great while “ Here they entered. After a few compli to work so hard, for as soon as I come out, I ments, Lady Rattle scated herself between shall give it all up, except music and dancLady Belfield and Mrs. Stanley, at the upper ing." end of the room; while the fine, sprightly, “ All this time Lucilla sat listening with a boisterous girl of tifteen or sixteen threw her smile, bebind the complacency of which she self back on the sofa at nearly her full length, tried to conceal her astonishment. Phæbe, Retween Mr. Stanley and me, the Miss Stan who had less self-controul, was on the very leys and Sir John sitting near us, within bear verge of a broad laugh. Sir John, who had ing of her lively loquacity.
long lived in a soil where this species is indi“ Well, Miss Amelia," said Mr. Stanley, il genous, had been too long accustomed to all its « I dare say you have made good use of your varieties, to feel much astonishment at this time this winter; I suppose you have ere now speciinen, whiclı, however, he sat contemplatcompleted the whole circle of the arts. Now | ing with philosophical, but discriminating let me bear what you have been doing, and coolness. tell me your whole achievements, as frankly as “For my own part, my mind was wholly abyou used to do when you were a little girl" sorbed in contrasting the coarse manners of “ Indeed,” replied she, “I have not beeu idle, this voluble, and intrepid, but good humoured if I must speak the truth. One has so many girl, with the quiet, cheerful, and unassuming things to learn, you know. I have gone on elegance of Lucilla. with my French and Italian of course, and I “I should be afraid, Miss Rattle,” said Mr. am beginning German. Then comes my draw- ; Stanley, “if you did not look in such blooming master; be teaches me to paint flowers | ing health, that, with all these incessant laand shells, and to draw ruins and buildings, bours, you did not allow yourself time for rest, and to take views. He is a good soul, and is Surely you never sleep." finishing a set of pictures, and half a dozen “ () yes, that I do, and eat too," said she; fire screens which I began for mamma. le my life is uot quite so hard and moping as does help me to be sure, but indeed, I do some
What between shopping and of it myself, don't I, mamma?” calling out morning visitings with mamma, and seeing to her mother, who was too much absorbed siglits, and the park, aud the gardens, (which, in her own narratives to attend to her daughter. | by the way, I hate, except on a Sunday when
“ And then,” pursued the young prattler, they are crowded,) and our young balls, which « [learn varnishing, and gilding, and japan-are four or five in a week after Easter, and ning. And next winter I shall learn model. mamina's music parties at home, I contrive to ling, and etching, and engraving in mezzo-enjoy myself tolerably, thongh after I bare tinto and aquatinta, for Lady Di. Dash learus been presented, I shall be a thousand times etching, and mamma says, as I shall have a better off, for then I shan't have a moinent to better fortune than Lady Di, she vows I shall myself. Won't that be delightful?” said she, learn every thing she does. Then I have a witching my arm, rather roughly, by way of dancing master, who teaches me the Scotch recalling my attention, which however had and Irish steps; and another who teaches me seldom wandered? altitudes, and I shall soon learn the waltz, “ As she had now run out her London mate. and I can stand longer on one leg already than rials, the news of the neighbourhood next Lady Di. Then I have a singing master, and furnished a subject for her volubility. After another who teaches nie the barp, and another she had mentioned in detail one or two stories for the piano-forte. And what little time of low village gossip; while I was wondering çan spare from these principal things, I give how she could come at them, she struck me by odd minutes to ancient and modern bistory, dumb by quoting the coachman as her auand geograpby, and astronomy, and grammar, thority. This enigma was soos explained. and botany. Then I attend lectures on che- || The mother and duughter having exhausted mistry, and experimental pbilosophy, for as I different topics of discourse nearly at the same am not yet come out, I have not much to do time, they took their leave, in order to enrich
every family in the neighbourhood, on whom “ A mighty maze, and quite without a plan," they were going to call, with the same valu- || replied Sir John, laughing. “But the truth able knowledge which they had imparted to is, the misfortune does not so much consist in
their learning every thing, as in their kuowing " Mr. Stanley conducted Lady Rattle, and I nothing; I mean nothing well. When gold is led her daughter; but as I offered to hand her beaten out so wide, the lamina must needs be into the carriage, she started back with a very thin. And you may observe, the more sprightly motion, and screamed out,“O no, || valuable attainments, though they are not to not in the inside, pray help me up to the dickey; || be left out of the modish plan, are kept in the I always protest I never will ride with any body back ground; and are to be picked up out of but the coachman, if we go ever so far.” So the odd remnants of that time, the sum of saying, with a spring shewed how much she which is devoted to frivolous accomplishments. despised my assistance, the little hoyden was All this gay confusion of acquirements, these seated in a moment, nodding familiarly at me, holiday splendours, this superfluity of enteras if I bad been an old friend.
prize, enumerated in the first part of her cata. « Then with a voice, emulating that which, || logue is the real business of education, the wben passing by Charing-cross, I have beard latter part is incideutal, and if taught is not issue from an over stuffed stage vehicle, when learnt. a robust sailor has thrust his body but at the “As to the lectures so boastfully mentioned, window, the fair creature vociferated “drive they may be doubtless made very useful subsion coachmao !” He obeyed, and turning round diaries to instruction. They most happily ilher whole person, she continued nodding at me lustrated book-knowledge; but if the pupil's till:bey were out of sight.
instructions in private do pot precede, and “Here is a mass of accomplishments,” said keep pace with these useful public exhibitions, 11“ without une particle of mind, one ray of her knowledge will be only presumpluous igno
common sense, or one sbade of delicacy! rance. She may learn to talk of oxygen and Surely somewhat less time, and less money | hydrogen, and deflagration, and trituration, might have suffice i to qualify a companion for but she will know nothing of the science except the coachman !”
the terms. It is not knowing the name of his “What poor creatures are we men,” said I tools that makes an artist; and I should be to Mr. Stanley as soon as he came in! “We afraid of the vanity which such superficial think it very well, if after much labour and information would communicate to a mind long application we can attain to one or two of not previously prepared, norexercised at home the innumerable acquirements of this gay little iu corresponding studies. But as Miss Rattle girl. Nor is this I find the rare achievement honestly confessed, as soon as she comes out of one happy genius. There is a whole class all these things will die away of themselves, of these miraculous females. Miss Rattle and dancing and music will be almost all which “ Is knight o'th' shire, and represents them all.”
will survive of her multifarious pursuits."
“I look upon the great predominance of “It is only young ladies," replied he, “whose music in female education," said Mr. Stanley, vast abilities, whose mighty grasp of mind, to be the source of more mischief than is can take in every thing. Among men, learned || suspected; not from any evil in the thing itmen, talents are cominonly directed into soineself, but from its being such a gulph of time one channel, and fortunate is be, who in that as really to leave little room for solid acquisione attains to excellence. The linguist is tions. I love music, and were it only cultirarely a painter, nor is the mathematician of- vated as an a.nusement should commend it. teu a poet. Even in one profession, there are But the monstrous proportion, or rather disdivisions and subdivisions. The same lawyer proportion of life wbich it swallows up, "ven never thinks of presiding both in the King's in many religious families, and this is the Bench, and in the Court of Chancery. The chief subject of my regret, has converted ao science of healing is not only divided into its innocent diversion into a positive sin. I questhree distinct branches, but in the profession tiou if many gay men devote inore hours in a of surgery only, how many are the subdivi || day to idle purposes, than the daughters of sions! One professor undertakes the eye, | many pious parents spend in this amusement. another the ear, and a third the teeth. But “All these hoiu's the mind lies fallow, imwomen, ambitious, aspiring, uuiversal, trium proveinent is at a stand, if even it does not rephant, glorious woman, even at the age of a || trograde. Nor is it the shreds and scraps of school boy, encounters the whole range of arts, || time, stolen in the intervals of better things, attacks the whole circle of sciences !"
that is so devoted; but it is the morning, the No. XLII. Vol. VI.
prime, the profitable, the active bours, wheu “ Only figure to yourself," replied Mr. the mind is vigorous, the spirits light, the in Stanley, “my six girls daily playing their tellect awake and fresh, and the whole being four hours a piece, which is bow a moderate wound up by the refreshment of sleep, and allowance! As we have but one instrument aminated by the retura of light and life, for they must be at it in succession, day and night, nobler services."
to keep pace with their neighbours. If I may “If,” said Sir John, “music were cultivat- compare light things with serious ones, it ed to embellish retirement, to be practised would resemble," added he, smiling, “the perwhere pleasures are scarce, and good perfor. petual psalmody of good Mr. Nicholas Ferrar, mers not to be had, it would quite alter the who had relays of musiciaus every six hours case. But the truth is, these highly taught to sing the whole Psalter through every day ladies are not ouly living in public where they and night! I mean not to ridicule that holy constantly hear the most exquisite professors, man; but my girls thus keeping their useless but they have them also at their own houses. vigils in turn, we should only have the melody Now one of these two things must happen. without any of the piety. No, my friend! I Either the performance of the lady will be so will have but two or three singing birds to inferior as not to be worth hearing on the cheer my little grove. If all the world are comparison, or so good that she will fancy performers, there will soon be no hearers. herself the rival, instead of the admirer of the Now, as I am resolved in any own family that performer whom she had better pay and praise some shall listen, I will have but few to perthan fruitlessly emulate.”
form." “ This anxious struggle to reach the un “It must be confessed," said Sir John, attaivable excellence of the professor,” said “that Miss Rattle is no servile imitator of the Mr. Stanley, “often brings to my mind the vapid tribe of the superficially accomplished. contest for victory between the ambitious Her violent animal spirits prevent her from nightingale and the angry lutanist in the growing smooth by attrition. She is as rough beautiful Profusion of Strada.”
and angular as rusticity itself could bave made “ It is to the predominance of this talent,” her. Where strength of character, however, replied I, “ that I ascribe that want of com- | is only marked by the worst concomitant of paniovableness of which I complain. The strength, which is coarseness, I should almost excellence of musical performance is a decorat- prefer inauity itself.” ed screen, behind which all defects in domestic “ I should a little fear" said I, “ that I lay knowledge, in taste, judgment, and literature, too much stress on companionableness ; on and the talents which make an elegant com the positive duty of being agreeable at home, bad I panion, are creditably concealed."-"I have not early learnt the doctrive from my father made,” said Sir John, "another remark, young and seen it exemplified so happily in the prac-, ladies who from apparent shyness do not join tice of my mother." in the conversation of a small select party, “I entirely agree with you, Charles," said are always ready enough to entertain them | Mr. Stanley, “as to the absolute morality of bewith music on the slightest hint. Surely it is ing agreeable in one's own family circle. Noequally modest to say as to sing, especially to thing so surely, and so čertainly wears out the sing those melting strains we sometimes hear happiness of married persons, as that too sung, and which we should be ashamed to commou bad effect of familiarity, the sinking hear sajd. After all, how few hours are there down into dullness and insipidity; neglecting in a week, in which a man engaged in the pur- to keep alive the flame by the delicacy wbicha suits of life, and a woman in the duties of a first kindled it; want of vigilance in keeping wife, to employ in music. I am fond of it my- the temper cheerful by Christian discipline, self, and Lady Belfield plays admirably; but and the faculties bright by constant use. with the cares inseparable from the conscienti- Mutual affection decays, even where there is ous discharge of her duty with so many chil. no great moral turpitude, without mutual dren, how little time has she to play, or I to endeavours, not only to improve, but to enterlisten! But there is no day, vo hour, no meal tain. in which I do not enjoy in her the ever ready “ This" contivued he, “is one of tbe great pleasure of an elegant and interesting com arts of home enjoyment. That it is so little panion. A man of sense, when all goes smooth-r practised, accounts in a good measure for the ly, wants to be entertained ; under vexation to undomestic turn of too many married persons. be soothed; in difficulties to be counselled; in the man meets abroad with amusement, and sorrow to be comforted. In a mere artist can the woman with attentions, to which they are u reasonably look for these resources ?” not accustomed at home. Whercas a capacity