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St Jhmilg yctu0popcr; to |3oiUk0, ^griculluu^ fla^ 0 m r a l JttUUigcttte. W. V, A ft H> BALDWIN, ProprietorK. HENRir WARD, Editor—T e rm s -IU S Per Umb^ u . VOLUME 2-W. LTTCHFIELI), (CONN.) FEBRUARJ 8. 1849. WHOLE NO. 85 B 7 H . WARD. I^ ir is inCutejr's bright moming, A« the OTOwy iowert of May; D0«ft-iike Innooenoe adorning AU Ae beams that round it play. Roly angels guard its deeping, With a more than mother’s rare, Hark ! their rain-lx>w wings are sweeping Gently oa the fhigrant air. When the light of youth is beaming, Some briKbt gaanlian seraph leads, Where the light of Truth is streaming, And the Saviour intercedes. Sean the world and sin’s tempution . L ums the wand’fer iar astray; Lottie now bis aottl’s salvatiion^ Ftiee bis Seraph Guide away., Pflssiru dark and dire succeeding. Drive God’s inoage (rom his soul, • With despair his heart is bletding, And his grief knows no control. Tearp of penitential sorrow, Now bedew each &ding cheek y 'fjo ! be prays ! A brighter morrovv DawM upon that suppliant oeek. Jeeus hath his sins foigiven; Angels tunc their harps anew, , Holy joy resounds through Heaven! Swift as l^ht the tidings flew. 4lwMer 4atr, again descending, That-bright Guardian Angel rones; All the loved one’s steps atteRding; Sinner now no more be roams. Visions «f immortal splendor, Burst up n hii ravislted eyes! God is now his strong Vefender ! G^id who rules the starry skies! . Wings of light around him hover ; . How their lieav’niy colors shine! ■ Soon He mortal strife is over, And he flies to jnys divine. j n t e c e U A H j ; . Amette Marra;. A RErOLOnONARY INCIDENT. A IwMrtiful spot was the Itom s t^ which w u ^ dwelling y^ace of Annette Murray. I t upon tke banks of a stnall stream called Wood Creek, whose waters dischai^d themselves into Lake Champlain, a little distance above Whitehall. The banks liere spread into wide meadows, and while the nu»re distakt hills served to diversify the bndscape, they were likewise a protection against the chilling winds of Sprini^ and AutNfim, so that early and late, the fields-of Farmer Mnrray were t^e bright- Mt green and rankest herbage. The cot-buik after a plan common in those di^8, «ras but of one story- with a sloping ro^, but tinlike most of its fellows, was painted white} and the luxuriant maples which shaded and almost embowered it. vere of the foiest growth. The province «C New York was not then, as now cultivated till it ‘ blooms like the rose.’ with flowers of every hue, but, yet the early set* tiers bad not forgotten their homes in Old £ngland. and here and there an occasional Wmeysuckle t^Ufied to the clinging of the heart to early remembrances. One of the latter, a magnificent pink rose, might have beMi see’k adoroing the front of Murray’s bouse, and sooth to say ^t would have been to t»ll which was the greatest orna-tlia br^ht frtx of Anaette Murray, »%THph cas^ioent, or the glowing aoM. One there was in the neighbor-fcood.( uMl vhea 1 sjmk of neighbors, I « id i to ba nnderstood in the older sense of ^ taiai, viz : all within five niiles,) ^ ihers wm, 1 say. who woaM have o o h ^ ta - dngly given t ^ maiden the preferanoe. A iwalthi»r «r hiyy iar Ik a than Aaaa»tt«'c, is aeldom seen. Hair that ctirled like the iandrihi of»a yovng vine;'blue eyes, deep •a tba vault o( heaven, and a fairy foot and le im it be wondered that Hugh Robertson not only thought Annette the fairest fhimirf that he had aver seen, but that he her so. aud had received a blush* ! ■ § i|clkaoarls4g*tn<Bn^ of her appreciation • But the state of the country their spMdf nnion. 'W w 'k a j iM w i and although their iwwaftlfa yat^oiet. the march W f e i s y tTsmii e t» i^ ^ * « p e e te d . The A m df Mr. fa nm y 'wps. aboi^ a mila and that dis. m r n '^ k m »py m u tjkhm i n t M y t - i w d i t BBaseery t« ^ I k dipgar 4»cdd b a n a i« r p 9 ^ ^ - U wm m» tiiiii iaIiMiWi lbs OelAsr, iHrfflb have far, ^ i^uaa of )o$an SJiuntter, 4owasds WhitelMll; eral miles distant, after a hurried consultation, the word was given for a short halt.— Their advance was deferred until just at night, when seizing a few boats, which had uiifortunately been left on the bank of the river, they launched upon the little stream, and succeeded, unseen, in eiTecting a landing directly below Mr. Murray’s house.— The house was immediately surrounded, and a demand made for refreshments. It may be necessary, in this place, to state the reasoa of this unwelcome visit. A large quantity of ammunition and stores of various kinds had been collected at Whitehall, but not so privately, it appeared, as to be unknown to a tory, in the vicinity, who immediately communicated his information to a British officer, who decided to attempt a seizure. For this purpose he had landed as I have stated, intending with the first dawn to attempt a surprise, and in the meantime to refresh himself with the ‘ rebel yankees,’as the British indiscriminately styled the Americans. It would have been useless in the present posture of afiairs to have.refused compliance, and accordingly though it grieved his sturdy republicanism to the heart’s core, he was compelled to. make ready such provisions as he had on hand. Escape with the tidings was carefully guarded against, and there appeared no way of circumventing the vigUattce of the sentries. Total demolition of his house would have been the consequence of exasperating bis unexasper-ating his unwelcome guests, and although he would not have hesitated for that, had there been any chance of serving his coun-yet for the sake of his family. 1^ was loth needless to exasperate theni. Most unwil- Kngrly' then, he rendered his services in pre-panng accomodations for the men. He had thi«e fine horses, which the officers declared their intention of honoring him by taking, as they had left their own behind them. Annette was in the kitchen, busied in the duties of this unwelcome call for hosjHtality. Annette iras as useful as pretty, and i. w s with no unskillful tiand that she prepared the viands for her uninvited guests. The soldiers who were off -guard, lounged about the yard, looking in occa-gioniilly at the kitchen window, inspecting the progress of afiairs. One of them at last, tempted by the glowing cheeks of Annette entered the fooui. and rudely throwing his arms around her neck, exclaimed with an oath. Well, you are the prettiest rebel that 1 have aeeii in this confounded country. Give me a kiss for the compliment.* * r il give you something else that begins with a ‘k.’ if you do not let her alone f exclaimed a manly voice behind him. It was Annette’s brother, e stripling of 19. whose cheek burned with anger at this insult to his sister. * You'll give me something else, will you, you spawn of an old rebel ? We shall soon see that,’ and the infuriated soldier was about to draw his sword, when the entrance of his captain, (called fo the spot by Annette’s shrieks.) caused hint to sneak away. To him, Charles stated the cause of the affray.- but with a caution to him not to be too ho't-headed. the valiant captain swaggered back to his bottle. * O. that I .were but once on the road to Whitehall, 1 could take all these dastardly redcoats, without losing a hair of my head, i have i t !’ exclaimed Annette, joyfully ; but what she had. nuist for the present remain a mystery, as the entrance of a soldier s t o p ^ the ufteranceof the sentence ivhich was on her lips. • There had resided in the fad#l|r, for many years, an old and faithful negro woman. Hecuba, or Cuba, as she was commonly called, wa.*! never a black Venus, and her age was far from adding to her charuis. Her appearance was more like that of some antiquatd sea monster, than what is generally supposed to I along to the female sex. Beat almost double with the weight of years, her motions were as slow and tortitous as those of a wounded snake. It was in thos& peculiarities, as w'ill soon appear, that Ann-nette placed her security. i:'iacm^ the smoking viands on the table, and whispering a few words in Cuba’s ear. she anxiously awaited the termination' of their repast. The liquor which was furnished them, tho’ insufficient to intoxicate many, was yet. thanks to tha eara of Charles, who mixed the different sorts together, sufiiciently potent, to not only render them merry, but also to bewilder t ^ i r intellects. Hecuba, was ordered to wait upon the table, and many nere the brutal jokes cracked at her oxpansa. * Here, old triangle,* cried one, * pass along those eggs. Hurry, or they’ll hatch before you get here.* while another, with drnnken gravity, demanded the price of wool, declaring his intention of procuring a sample forthwith. Poor as tha jokes ware they were received with shouts of laughter, increased by the low. muttering grumblings of Hecuba. •> Bad ’nought to have to sleep in de bam to make room, widout being made game of. Most a been a scarcity of hemp k s t year »nd bow.” Luekily for her. her last ivords ivera drowned in the general uproar. The dbm] afc length finished, and the iimitrini posted around the dwelling for the tA A t two or three were thought ntdtaury', a* ^ fa^tne stood by ItsieJf in a large meadow, rendering the appMach o£ any object, without being seen, impossible. They had just begun, with unsteady steps it muse be confessed, to pace their rounds, when the bent form of old, Hecuba was seen crawling along towards the barn, a building about forty yards distant. " Who goes there ?” was the prompt challenge of the sentinel bittari indistinct muttering was the only reply. Drawing up his piece, he was just about to fire, when his comrade exclaimed. “ It's the old wench, 1 should know her jaw among a thousand. Let her pass. I heard the old bag grumbling at being turned out of her den, at supper.” Heedless alike of- words and deeds the old woman kept on her way. until at last she reached the barn. Unfastening the large door she, entered and carefully closed it behind her; but instead of pausing when this was accomplished, f=he kept on to the end of the barn wheii feeling about among the straw she soon found another door, so small as to be unnoticed on the exterior, but of sufficient size to permit her egress. Whatever might have been her inotive she did not, however, immediately avail herself of this but remained in a listening atlitude for some fifteen or twenty minutes. At the expiration of that time, she slowly crept through the opening, and carefully keeping in the shadow of the barn, she stole towards the river. Half an Hour sufficed to bring her to the tree which grew on the bank, when changing her ben to and decrep-id gait to a quick and active step, she threw back her hood, and the moonbeams fell bright upon the face of Annette Mnrray.— Rapidly she sped alon» the stream under the shelter of the high banks until she reached a place where the river suddenly narrowing. permitted the accommodation of a foot-bridge. Rapidly she flew across it.—^ Slow as had been her former progress, her present speed morelhan made amends for it. Annette Murray was not a girl to start at imaginary dangers, but her heart bea' fast at the thought of the ris^she ran, should she meet any of the traitor tories. . Old Cuba’s cloak aud bonnet would, she feared, prove but a very inadequate protection, still, it was her only hope. But a very short time sufficed to bring her in sight of the first houses of the village. The thirB of these, was the residence of the father of Hugh Robertson. * The hour for retiring in those primative times was som»»“hat earlier than.at pnsent, bqtiucKily the family were still up. V\ ith a joyful exclamation she flew up the 8te],s,the throbbing of her heart almost rivalling l.er knock at the door.— Shall we confess her woman weakness.— Even at this moment, a thought of Hugh impelled her to tllrow oil’ poor Cuba’s old hood. an instant, although it seemed to her an age, the door was opened by Hugh himself. Imagine his jistonisment as Annette, breathless, her cheeks flushed and hair dishevelled, bounded forward almost into his arms. Few words were necessary to tell her tale ; and while Hugh dispatched his brother for assistance,'he was arming himself for 'he fray. “ How many did you say there were Annette ?” “ There were eighteen men and two oiScers. and the bouse is watched by two half drunken sentrias ; and Charles kn«w I was coming; but perhaps she cannot help.” Hugh stayed but for one embrace and if the parting kiss was less reluctantly given that one before^that night, let not Annette be blamed . In an hour from the time Annette set forth, fifteen haiidy young colonists, led on by Husrh, were on the way to her father’s. Instead of taking the road by which Annette came, they marched quickly and silently along the customary road, and so benumbetj were the faculties of the soldier.-, that they were discovered. The alarm was given ; but so quick were the Americans in their movemens, that ere the3^ could'resist, the house was surrounded, an entrance forced, and the whole taken prisoners. The next day the stores and ammunition were saft&ly conveyed to Fort Edwaad. ' And Annette ?—Hueh joined the continental army; and at the close of the revolutionary struggle, Annette became the happy bride of Colonel Hugh Robertson.— Their descendants are still a numerous and respectable part of the community were they dwelt. ’ F. A. B. An Irish Knight was once disputing with a French courtier as to the age and standing of their families,'wheh the latter, as a finisher to the argument, said that his ancestors were in the ark with Noah.— ‘•That is nothing,” says the Hiberniaji, with a rich brogue, *• for at the deluge, my forefathers were crusing about a boat of their ovm /’* 0 ^* Ladies accustomed to heat bricks and put in their beds, qiust look out.— An old lady in Rayuham did so, and left the room for a short time ; when she returned' her bed Wes'burnt up entirely. It is as dangerous as carrying bricks in the hat.^ • ® “ Oh ! I pant for glory-—I pant for renown;” said a tagged man of genius, to his friend. •• WeW, i f yon h ^ e a pair of puit’s. you’d betier put t^ 9^ on,** was ibe wol and lelentlesftxApIy.. RemarkaMe Story. In Sir Jonah Barrington’s ‘ Personal Sketches of his Own Times,’ there is an authentic account of one of the most remarkable occurrences of which we ever heard. A Mrs. O’Flatherty and a Rlr. Lanegan, private tutor to her son, were ar-reste;! foTthe murder of her husband by poison. The lady betrayed her accomplice and lied, and Lanegan was tried, convicted, and sentenced to be hanged and quartered at Dublin, which sentence was carried into execution.. And now comes the story: A Templar aud a friend of mine, Mr. Lauder, a soft fat good humored, supersti tious youog fellow, was sitting in his lodg ings (Devereux Court, London,) one evening at twilight. 1 was with him, and we were agreeably employed in eating strawberries and drinking Maderie.—^While chat chaUingftway in cheerful mood, and laughing loudly at some remark made by one of of us, my back being toward the door, 1 perceived my friend’s color-lltddenly change ; his eyes ^semed fixed and ready to start out of his hail; his lips quivered convulsive; his teeth chattered ; large drops of perspiration flowed down his forehead, and his hair stood nearly wect. As i ^saw nothing calculated to excite these emotions, I • naturally conceived my friend w|is seized with a fit, and rose to assist him* He did not regard my movements itl the least, bur seizing a knife which lay on the table, with the gait of a palsied man refteated" backward, his eyes still fixed, to a distant part of the room, where he stood shivering, and attempting to pray; but not at that moment recollecting any prayer, he began to repeat his catechism, thinking it the next best thing he could do; as ‘ What is your name?—David Lauder! Who gave you that name ?—My godfathers and niy godmothers, in baptism !’ etc.. etc. I instantly concluded the man was mad ; and turning about to go for some assistance was mvself nota*little startled at sight of a tall rough looking persomige, many days unshav^, in a very shabby black dress, and altogether of the most uncouth appearance, I'he stranger and I stood for a moment opposite each other staring and motionless, at length he broke silence, and addressing my friend, taid.in a low croaking voice, ‘Don’t be frightened, Mr. Latider; sure ’tis me that’s here.’ When Davy heard- the voice,.he fell on his kuee^nd subsequently flat on his face, in which position he lay tiiotionless. The spectre (as I now began to imagine it was) stalked toward the door, and 1 was in hopes he intended to make his exit thereby ; instead of which, however, having deliberately shut and bolted it, he sat himself down in the chair 1 had previously occupied, with a countenance nearly as full of horror as that of Davy Lauder himself. 1 was now totally bewildered ; and scarce knowing what to do, was about to throw a jug of water over my friend, to revive him if possible, when the stranger in his croi.k-ing voice, cried—‘ For the love of God. give me some of that, for lam perishing!’ I hesitated, but at length did so ; he took the jug.and drank immoderately. My friend Davj now ventured to look up a little, and perceiving ^hat I was becoming •so familiar with the goblin, his courage somewhat revived, although his speech was still vconfused ■ he stammered, rose \ipon his knees, held up his hands as if in supplication, and gazed at the figure for some time, but at length made up his mind that it was tangible and mortal. I'he effect of this decision on the face of Davy was as ludicrous as the fright had been. He seemed quite ashamed of his former terror, and eflected to be stout as a ^lion, though’ it was visible that he was not at ease. He now roared out in the broad, cursing. Kerry dialect— ‘ Why then blood and thunder it that you, Lanegan ?’ ‘Ah, sir, speak low!’ said the wretched being. * How the devil,’ resumed Davy ‘did you get your four quarters stitched together again, aftfer the hangman cut them off of you at Stephen’s Green ?’ ‘Ah! gentleman.’ exclaimed the poor culprit. ‘speak lo'w ; have mercy oa me. Master Davy; you know it was I taught you Latin. I’m starving to death-!’ ‘You shall not die in that way, you villainous schoolmaster!’ said Davy, pushing toward him a loaf lof bread and a bottle of wine that stood on the table; but standing ale of himself, as though not yet quite decided as to the nature of the intruder. The miserable creature having eaten the bretid with avidity, and drunk two or three glasses of wine, the lamp of life once more seemed to brighten up. After a pause he communicated every circumstance relating to his sudden appearance before us. He confessed having bought the arsenic at the desire of Mrs. O’Flatherty, and that he was aware of the aj>plication of it but solemnly protested th a tjt was she who seduced ; lethen proceeded to infofm us tliat after having been duly hanged, the sheriff had delivered his body to hjs itiother. but not until the executioner had^ given a slight cut on each limb, just to fifivatMe law; which cuts bled profusely, and wew propably the means of preserving his life. His mother, coheieivrhg that the vital spark was qot extjct, had put him into bed. pursued this process* and accompanied i t by pouring warm brandy and water down his throat, in,the course of an hour he was quite sensible, but experienced horrid pains tor several wieeks before his final recoriry. His mother filled the coffin he was brought home in with brick, and got some men to bury it the same night in Kilmainham burial ground, as if ashamed to inter him in open day. ' For a long time he was tinabie to def^rt, being every moment in dread of discovery; at length, however, he got off by night in a smuggling boat, which landed on the Isle of Map, and from thence he contrived to reach London, bearing a letter from a priest at Kerry to another priest who had lived in the borough, the purport of which was to get him admitted into a monastary in France. But finding the Southwark priest was dead, he then went to Scotland, using various disguises, and returning to town, was afraid though possessing some little money sent him by his mother, even to buy food, for fear of detection; but recollecting that Mr. Lauder his old scholar, lived somewhere in the Temple, he had got directed by a porter to the lodging the night before. My friend Davy, though he did not half like it, suffered this poor devil to sit in the chamber till the following evening. He then procured him a place in the night coach to Rye. from'whence'be got to St. Val-lerv. and was received, as I afterward learnt from a very grateful let ter which he sent to Lauder into the monastery of La Trappe, near Abbeville where he lived in strict seclusion, and died, as 1 heard, soine years since. TAc Sheriff and the Widow,—A good story is told of an Alabama sheriff, as fol lows Court was in session, and amid the multiplicity of business which crowded up on him in term time, he stopped at the store of a beautifid widow on the sunny side ef thirty, .who, by the way. had often bestow* ed melting glances upon the sheriff, aforesaid. He was admitted, and soon the widow appeared ; the confusion and delight which the arrival of her visitor had occa* sioned, setoff to a greater.advantage than usual, the captivating charms of widow M. Her cheeks bore the beautiful blended tints, of the apple b]os.^om—her lips resembled rose-huds, upon which the morning dew yet litigereH, and her eyes were like the quivers of Cupid, the glances of love and tenderness with which they were fifled, resembled arrows,^ that only, wanted- a fi. . beau, (pardon the pun.) to do full e ^ c u t ^ . After a few common place remarks~s- ■‘Madam,’ said the matter-of-fact sheriff, ‘ I have an attachment for you!* A deeper blush mantled the cheeks of the widow—with downcast eyes, whose glances were centered upon her beautiful feet, half concealed by her flowing drapery, . gently patting the floor, she with equal ar dor rep ied ; ‘ Sir, the attachmcvt is reciprocal !* For some time the sheriff maintained an astonishing silence—at last he said : ‘ Madam toill you proceed to CourtV ‘ Proceed to court?’ replied the .lady, with a merry laugh, then shaking her beau tiful head, she added, ‘ no sir, though this is leap year, I will not-take the advantage of the license, I therefore.greatly prefer that you should ‘proceed to court / ’ * But Madam, the Justice is waiting.’ ‘ Let him wait * .1 am not disposed to hurry matters in such aft unbecoming man ner; and besides, sir, when the ceremony is performed, I prefer a minister to a Justice of the Peace !’ - ‘Madam,’ said he, rising with rolemn dignity, ‘ there has heen a great mistake here ; my language has been misunderstood —the attachment of which I speak was issued from the office of Esquire C--------- ; It commands me to bring you immediately before him, to answer to a contempt of court, in disobeying a subpoena, in the case of Smith vs. Jones.’ Gen. Shields was shot through the breast, at Cerro Gordo, and reported '* mortally wounded,’ yet recovered, and now takes the pldce of Judge Breese, in the U. S Senate. This has given rise to the follow, ing good thing, by a Sucker wag. Some men have ‘ Inst their heads,* and lived, But stranger fir than'these, TIte shot t!mt passed through Shields* breast, Instead of him, kiUetl Bre<«a!- - Some, old bachelor thj(is decribes matrimonial traveling ; “ If you we a gentleman & lady in the Raoxe cs^ch„ in profound silence, the one looking out at one side, the x>ther at the other side, never imagine they mean any harm to one another—^ ey arj» alr^4y honestly mt^ried.’* Anat!)£T Suspension Brid^e.r-AhSl is before our Legislature for the incorporation of another Suspension Bridge Company at Niagara Falls. Geo. W. Chnton Peter and if. Porter and M r.EU et.t^ architect of the bridge lately btult. ^ to he the trustees. It is proposed to buUd. the bridge from a point on the American just below the Fall** ^ ^ [ t ; ^ A n Irishman was told that afnend of his had put his money In the stoeks.— - r - , __ .................... .........“ Well.^*said he, •: I never he^tl&rthing in dressedhis wooded limbs, and rubbed his the stocks, but I neck with hot Tinegar. Having steadily I enough.** * . B e a u t i f u l AUegory. Night kissed the young rose, and U best ' softly to sleep. And stars shone, and pure drops hung ujwn its blushing bosoiB, and and watched its pure^ slumbers. Blormng came with her dancing breezes, tfiey atvoke joyous and smiling. Lk&tfy le danced to and fi‘o in all the loTe&w«s of health and yonthful innocence. Then came the ardent sun-gotf twt from the east, aud he sinote the ^ o u i^ j with his golden shaft, and it f a i i i t ^ ^ serted and almost heart-br^eri,*‘& to the dust in its loveliness and desj^m Now the gentle breeze, who ' gamboling over the teof ptmhing jp s the light bark, sweeping over and dale—by the neat cottage and ^ brook—fanning the fevered brow ofdiseaSkr. and tossing the curl of innocent childttood —came tripping along on the errands of ^ mercy and love ; and when she.hastened to kiss it, and fondly bathed its forehead in cool, refreshing showers, the»^ young roscr revived, looked up and sn.iled. flung it« rudy arms as if in gratitude to eml)race the kind breeze, but she hurried quickly aw » w hen her generous task was pe; forai^..* r yet not without reward, for the sooii pw-1 ceived that a delicious fragranciai,!^ poured on her wings by the gr^tdjiil and the kind breeze was glad fn beiy^eii^ went away singing through the trees.. Thus charity, like the breeze which ers a fragrance frotn the humble flower U refreshes, unconsciously reaps a Tewaij m performance of its offices of kini3iicse love, which steals through the heart Ske * rich perftune to blew and to dtiMr. . . - ---------- ^1 ^ IVoin NeaPs Sahtrdag Gdztt(t. ' : ^ o y i n f ie a i r e i i . ^ h . •* Penitnntium lachryma vinmn augdoruti” ‘ tears of tha penkeat arc ti* aruels, »n4 their eorttersion, saiih Luther, causes Te Bums among theheavenly Atsi. ' , Tread lightly I ^ t no mortal disturb the heavenly visitants. Can ye see the golden halo of radiant encircles that downy covich ? -u i t t faith to discern the shadowy forms b^id" o’er the tenement of clay, resting a p ^ . A band of angels, such as keep a ^ l ^ over infant souls, are the h<mor5.gpe#6i within this room, and they smile b enignw^! ly, as they view the unsullied beauty acVi tender child. * / "I They have tanded their preciot^__ on mother earth, and ere they wing tl way Heavepwaxd, they bntow a u ijgift. and from amid the shiaiag eirele one, to become the iespecial protector oftM^ gentle babe, ne’er to Irave or foraafce long as the Fpirit’s robe of puvitj aught of its snowy htie. Listen I Seraphic music floats uj air. 'Tis the parting him of the ly choir. But ere the guardian ai^l.joins„‘ the receding throng, bending low, it a kiss upon the infant’s nptumed and ever after the dimpled mark of cence rested upon it. . ' Years passed on, and the child grew^ apace; and as the din of life’s nneeasiii|^ battle gathered around it, marring the mony that Ibgered from the spirit straiar. of the holy band—the boy’s onseeo. but constant monitor, gathered its w i i^ closely about him. striving to lepei t ^ vances of adverse counsellors. But the child’s untaught ear c a u ^ sound of earth’s syren voices, a&aaDgry’ passions, and unholy thoughts^ wore by them wakened in that ^oung b i e ^ crease with increasing years, lit Vai<l|Bz anxious guardian touched the i t r u ^ ~ ^ conscience, in vain it bore from lievimi f ^ earth the rainbow tints of that d in ^ atij> ving to reflect them in the souTs m irro k ^ Seductive labyrinths of the world’s ( lin in g opened before the sight of the growin|^ youth, and he quaffed so deeply lyWii gilded chalice that the foaming liquid be« wildered and enslaved his senses, and he utterly forget his other home on high, and thought that this was alone his dwel&& place. From one excess to another. W p Iia iM | more boldly, and u i^ d on by dMbdtt- fnt* its, added crime to foUyJ Then it wae that (he silver wings of the angel watcher ed, and lost their brilliancy in sorrow ; for the robe o i purity vae stained by the poUutmg hand rfel»y<. Heedless of repeated vamiags, the became more and more entangled in tiit mazes of life’s giddy dance, until at laaC the oftce puto robe scarce retained e mer of its pristine hue; and then a ling in the air, and a plaintive the departure of the heavenly vigit«|fe'' Now, to this guilty b e in g ---- ' ^ maddening despair ai^d ^f>ao^ he thonght to rid himself oT sending his clayey tenemcfit ta itia( rest.. (Unthinkiug mottalhA. to soul’s eternal exieteociel^f y.. ,. bewailings and execxatMuia, to Irfe — visions appeared a holj laniJi^whict touch deioad away roipt o f w a n k f i* revealed the days of hia hood, recalling tft h».inen»ory tlte weir&’e f mernv- which had then so oflen rearmed hit ear, bidding him seek for a peed e l price, which would bring k crnimm • treasune.* Tkts grarieBsarSs jiwhiHd eiw| more to where this pearl sought, anddieered the fs»ntin«;*- " g|lK^ tidings* that wh». wooid n>^ppeK
|Title||Litchfield Republican, 1849-02-08|
|Uniform Title||Litchfield Republican (Litchfield, Conn. : 1847)|
|Subject||Litchfield (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily (Except Sunday); Publication dates: Vol. 7, no. 2358 (Oct. 11, 1855) -v. 21, no. 6546 (Aug. 27, 1868); Notes: Publishers Ruddock & Tibbits, 1866-1868; Published a morning edition in 1865; Weekly eds.: Weekly Democrat (New London, Conn.), 1855-<Feb. 7, 1857>, and: New London Democrat (New London, Conn.), <Feb. 8, 1862>-1868|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N7 S73|
|Relation||Other edition: Weekly Democrat (New London, Conn.); New London Democrat (New London, Conn.: 1861); Preceding title: Daily star (New London, Conn. : 1851); Succeeding title: Daily star (New London, Conn. : 1868)|
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|Title-Alternative||Issues for July 18, 1867-1868 published as New London daily star|
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W. V, A ft H> BALDWIN, ProprietorK. HENRir WARD, Editor—T e rm s -IU S Per Umb^ u .
VOLUME 2-W. LTTCHFIELI), (CONN.) FEBRUARJ 8. 1849. WHOLE NO. 85
B 7 H . WARD.
I^ ir is inCutejr's bright moming,
A« the OTOwy iowert of May;
D0«ft-iike Innooenoe adorning
AU Ae beams that round it play.
Roly angels guard its deeping,
With a more than mother’s rare,
Hark ! their rain-lx>w wings are sweeping
Gently oa the fhigrant air.
When the light of youth is beaming,
Some briKbt gaanlian seraph leads,
Where the light of Truth is streaming,
And the Saviour intercedes.
Sean the world and sin’s tempution .
L ums the wand’fer iar astray;
Lottie now bis aottl’s salvatiion^
Ftiee bis Seraph Guide away.,
Pflssiru dark and dire succeeding.
Drive God’s inoage (rom his soul,
• With despair his heart is bletding,
And his grief knows no control.
Tearp of penitential sorrow,
Now bedew each &ding cheek
y 'fjo ! be prays ! A brighter morrovv
DawM upon that suppliant oeek.
Jeeus hath his sins foigiven;
Angels tunc their harps anew, ,
Holy joy resounds through Heaven!
Swift as l^ht the tidings flew.
4lwMer 4atr, again descending,
That-bright Guardian Angel rones;
All the loved one’s steps atteRding;
Sinner now no more be roams.
Visions «f immortal splendor,
Burst up n hii ravislted eyes!
God is now his strong Vefender !
G^id who rules the starry skies! .
Wings of light around him hover ; .
How their lieav’niy colors shine! ■
Soon He mortal strife is over,
And he flies to jnys divine.
j n t e c e U A H j ; .
A RErOLOnONARY INCIDENT.
A IwMrtiful spot was the Itom s t^ which
w u ^ dwelling y^ace of Annette Murray.
I t upon tke banks of a stnall stream called
Wood Creek, whose waters dischai^d
themselves into Lake Champlain, a little
distance above Whitehall. The banks
liere spread into wide meadows, and while
the nu»re distakt hills served to diversify
the bndscape, they were likewise a protection
against the chilling winds of Sprini^
and AutNfim, so that early and late, the
fields-of Farmer Mnrray were t^e bright-
Mt green and rankest herbage. The cot-buik
after a plan common in those
di^8, «ras but of one story- with a sloping
ro^, but tinlike most of its fellows, was
painted white} and the luxuriant maples
which shaded and almost embowered it.
vere of the foiest growth. The province
«C New York was not then, as now cultivated
till it ‘ blooms like the rose.’ with
flowers of every hue, but, yet the early set*
tiers bad not forgotten their homes in Old
£ngland. and here and there an occasional
Wmeysuckle t^Ufied to the clinging of the
heart to early remembrances. One of the
latter, a magnificent pink rose, might have
beMi see’k adoroing the front of Murray’s
bouse, and sooth to say ^t would have been
to t»ll which was the greatest orna-tlia
br^ht frtx of Anaette Murray,
»%THph cas^ioent, or the glowing
aoM. One there was in the neighbor-fcood.(
uMl vhea 1 sjmk of neighbors, I
« id i to ba nnderstood in the older sense of
^ taiai, viz : all within five niiles,) ^
ihers wm, 1 say. who woaM have o o h ^ ta -
dngly given t ^ maiden the preferanoe. A
iwalthi»r «r hiyy iar Ik a than Aaaa»tt«'c, is
aeldom seen. Hair that ctirled like the
iandrihi of»a yovng vine;'blue eyes, deep
•a tba vault o( heaven, and a fairy foot and
le im it be wondered that Hugh Robertson
not only thought Annette the fairest
fhimirf that he had aver seen, but that he
her so. aud had received a blush*
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