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over the turf which covered the
turies reposed in vaults built on remains of his beloved parent. thie outside of the great west enScarce, however, bad he intimated trance of the church. In a spot this resolution, when the ghastly adjacent to this ancient cemetery paleness which overspread the lay also the remains of the father countenances of his domestics, and of Edward, and hither filial piety the dismay that sat upon their sea. was now conducting the young tures, assured him that something warrior, as the gathering shades extraordinary was connected with of evening dropped their deep the determination he had adopted, grey lins on all around. and upon enquiry, bis terrified servants informed him, though with
The solemn stillness of the air; 'some confusion and reluctance,
the tremulous and uncertain light that, for some months past, they through which every object apand the country round had been peared; the soothing murmur of alarmed by strange sights and nois
the water, whose distant track 'es at the abbey, and that no one
could be discovered only by the durst approach the place after sun white vapour which hovered on its set. Edward, smiling at the su surface, together with the sedate perstitious fears of his attendants,
and swecping movement of the which he attributed solely to their melancholy owl, as it sailed slowly ignorance, and their love for the and conspicuously down the valley, marvellous assured them he enter.
had áll a natural tendency to intained no apprehension for the e.
auce a state of mind more than uvent, and that he hoped shortly to || sually' susceptible of awful impres. convince them that their alarm sions. Over Edward, predisposed was altogether unfounded. "Say
to serious reflection by the sacred ing this, he turned into the great
purport of his visit, they exerted avenue, and striking off to the left, a powerful dominion, and he en"coon reached the river, on whose
tered the precincts of the abbey winding banks a path way led to
in deep meditation on the possithe abbey.
bility of the re-aprearance of the
departed. This venerable structure 'had been surrendered to the rapacity The view of the abbey too, disof Henry VIII. in 1540, and hav mantled and falling fast to decay, ing been partly unroofed during presented an image of departed the same year, had experienced a greatness admirably calculated to rapid decay. It continued, how. awaken recollection of the muta. ever, along with the sacred ground bility and transient nature of all adjoining, to be a depository for human possessions. Its fine Go. the dead, and part of the family of thic windows and arches streaming the Courtenays liad for some cen with ivy, were only just percepti.
ble through the dusk as Edward spective down the great aisle. , reached the consecrated ground, Having now entered the choir, he where, kneeling down at the tomb
could distinctly perceive the place of his father, he remained for from whence the light proceeded, some time absorbed in the tender and on approaching still nearer, indulgence of sorrow. Having dimly distinguished a human forin closed, however, his pious petitions kneeling opposite to it. Not an for the soul of the deceased, he accent, however, reached his ear, was rising from the hallowed land, except the rustling noise ocmould, and about to retrace his casioned by the fight of some pathway homewards, when a dimnight-birds along remote parts of light glimmering from amid the the ruin, a deep and awful silence ruins, arrested his attention. Great-prevailed. ly astonished at a phenomenon so singular, and suddenly calling to The curiosity of Courtenay be. remembrance the ghastly appear. ing now strongly excited, though ance and fearful reports made by mingled with some degree of aphis servants, he stood for some prehension and wonder, he determoments riveted to the spot, with | mined to ascertain, if possible, who his eyes fixed on the light, which
the stranger was, and from what still continued to gleam steadily, || motives he visited, at so unusual though faintly, from the
an hour, a place so solitary and dequarter. Determined, however, serted; passing therefore noiseless lo ascertain from what it proceed along one of the side isles, seperat. ed, and almost ashamed of the ed from the choir by a kind of elechildish apprehensions he had be. 1 gan: lattice work, he at length trayed, he cautiously, and without stood parallel with the spot where making the least noise, approach the figure was situated, and had a ed the west entrance of the perfect side view of the object of church ; here the light however his search. It appeared to be a appeared to issue from the choir, middle aged man, who was kneelwhich being at a considerable dis-ing on a white marble slab near tance, and toward the other end of the great altar, and before a small the building, he glided along its i niche in the screen, which divides exterior, and passing the refectory the choir from the east end of the and chapter-house, re-entered the church ; in the niche was placed church by the south portal near a lamp and crucifix; he had round the choir. With footsteps light him a coarse black garment bound as the air he moved along the with a leathern girdle, but no codamp and mouldered pavement, |vering on his head, and as the while pale rays gleaming from a- light gleamed upon his features, far, faintly glanced on the shafts of Edward was shocked at the despair some pillars seen in distant per: that seemed fixed in their expies
sion ; his hands were clasped to-harmony, seemed the work of en-
ance assumed still deeper marks had been nearly absorbed through
tures, which a few minutes before parts of the abbey, in notes that had been distorted by the struga breathed a soothing and delicious gles of remorse; for such had
been the soothing and salutary effects of harmony in allaying the perturbations of awounded and selfaccusing spirit, that hope now cheered the bosom so recently the mansion of despair.
(To be Continued.)
when he might pop the question, she resolved to be in some state of. preparation. So to market she went with her cheese intending with the avails to lay in some little necessary articles against anciergency
New York from Applebury lies, From the Desk of Poor Robert the Scribe. $. s. w. two days journey when the:
roads are good. Aunt Eunice 'Though now so cheap, the thing. I
had never been to the city before ; fear,
but had often heard of the amazing Will prove abominably dear.".
cheapness of things there. Her There is a wonderful magic in
cheese yielding her in good silver the ward CHEAP. The news that money, two pounds ten shillings, a merchant has got some articles
to a farthing. Who su happy as very low, sets the whole neighbor-she. Methinks I see her now, hood agog. No matter whether tripping along Broadway; her the thing is wanted or not--it
cheeks ruddier than a pear-main ;. must be bought And the worh
her hair dressed in the fashion of of many a good plantation is squan
those days, with a high commode, dered in the purchase of things,
a little one side looking so jauniy: useless as the fifih wheel to a
Then her stays were laced uncoach, merely because they are
usually light, showing a waist sien-. cheap
der as the cream.churn. Her
stockings were of her own knitting My aunt Eunice, whose wisdom and whiter than the lily ; her high is of the best kind, for it is wisdom heeled shoes gave her an air of of experience, used often to warn lightness and majesty. As memous of the folly of buying things be ry rolls back the wheels of time, & cause they were cheap. In her opens to my ken the scenes of younger days it was her province ! youth, other objects, in minglec to tend the dairy, and every fifth light and share, rise to my view. cheese was her own perquisite. I see all glowing with health and She had got an hundred weight, beauty, the, smile of one, whose. and as John Cartright had attended smile was life and love. The song her home two Sunday nights run. that cheered my boy-hood reverbening, from singing school, and ab rares on memory's ear. But the solutely had pressed her hand a form of beauiy is lost in darkness Jittle, as he bid her good night, she her voice is hushed in the tomb. had no doubt but John intended to There too beloved aunt, and thou make love to her. Not knowing ll old Robert, must here long mingle
your dust with hers; your hearts Tho'now so cheap, the things I fear, 'that still beat so cheerly, become Will in the end prove munstrous dear, știll and cold as the clods of the But of all cheap things that in valley.Ye who have loved * *
the end prove dear, razors and but whither do I wander.
school.masters are the most abomFrom shop to shop my aunt ro. inable. One will mangle your ved. A new thimble-bright as face
--the o:her will mangle silver, cost but six-pence, and she the education and morals of your bought it. Fans, ribbons, trinkets children. In too many neighborand gew-gaws, which her judg.
hoods, the PRICE and not the qual. ment did not approve, she still ifications, of a master; is looked purchased because they came so at. For the difference of three very low. She was not aware how dollars a month, a man of sense fast her money waste!.
and learning will be displaced to little tired of running, and satiated
for a booby with novelties, she returned to her
Listen to old Robert. 'The flip lodgings, and sal doiyn to count her
ture usefulness and destiny to your caso, how great was her disap
children, depend in a great meapointment, to find more than three
sure, on their education and early fourths of it squandered on things
habits. Their education and their of no value ! Poor girl ! she could
morals depend greatly on their (u. not purchase half the articles she
tors, If the school-master be il. had deemed indispensable ! She
literate aod vicious, how can he would sonctimęs tell the story herself, but did not like very wel impart knowledge and virtue to
children. A man of learning to be told of it. But being half in
will not cannot devote his love and having of course an iich tur scribing poetry, she wrote an time and talents for little or noessay on the subject from which thing. No man deserves a liberal my motto is extracted. '
support, belter than a good schoolmaster.
When therefore a man When I see men leaving their business and crowding to a vendue,
offers to teach your children cheap, when there is not a single anticle suspect him. A child will lea:n to be sold, they really want--but niore in one quarter at a good wasting their time, drinking and than in two at a poor school. It is bidding, because things go cheap: cheaper therefore in the end to When I see a young woman
give a good school-master 25 dolchanging her tow cloth for a para
lars. a month, than a poor one 15 sol instead of a petticoat, or a six- dollars, for you save baif the time. dollar bonnet insiead of a bed-tick, I would give a piach of my best
if some kind friend would Advice-There is nothing of which wisper the
we are so liberal of as of advice.