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rOSTRY For the Slai Lm C • AN IN dD O iT CONNECTED WITH FBSWVAL. ■T tk tt it not m Gath, imbli*h it not «« the §trmHn -t' JthkeUm/’ And t t t I «aa*t nfrain, •• . ’Til moat too; cood to lots; . 80 listen callj^t swain. And Udi^ don’t-ripfuBe,'?' ' t ’ For ^ afiot rheM record, Mtaal OB iny word. n 'f Mfi^T dame. ^ j.T ^ ^ tbatrcryid'oecMion wre, With aUaood Datata,ei^e: ''" iisdl iii was #ont, ii|ien at (he door,— ’ B e te h a lll tdlT-^-mir »w o’er. Wen. yea, I mart. I said I wOnld; Well, don’t y««4Unk.||uA she. 4 t h e <|9p^sh«^#iilMrst<M>d, t l a d would , • f ; i i r t oW i '■ pnrfBliihow oan I # e .«eHsM -*’'^ < ^ r» d « e d a o c iite .s o n ie 4 f ,jO h l it was capital! - , 'l l l i i t hmwllit 0 tttder. shalM tell? Whr.<f«£^wUf.dieiaid:it]^(i^ ’ ia i^ ifo rd , O o n ii., F e b r u a r y 8 , 1 8 6 4 , : N o . 3 . ^ _ enioyments< hoilae-bom happiness, . 'jiniieeomforts tiwt thd lowly roof «d retirement, and the hours «nioterraptedeTenin(, know. . Oneper ■MmO; Oh ! my. the chills all o’er me creep, How cap I tell the name ? For know a ticket ’twas 8he thousht. Bat it “want” a ticket thence she brought. Not by considerable, but then. I keep you in suspense; What do you think it could hare been That issued forth from thence ? 0 reader, if you’ll only guess. When you are right. I ’ll answer yes. Gire up-then, do you. well I thought. You never could divine. What she from out her pocket brought: Well then, it was a fine. Oh! dear me. how my thoughts do roam. Well there, it was a Jiae tooth comb ! Into the ticket-man’s broad palm. She thrust it in a trice. And stood a moment 'proudly calm, And feeling very nice. Till in an instant o’er her came The sad mistake with flush of shame. He said for some things it was good. Aye, Tery good indeed,— But hardly thought himself it would Do for that hour of need. How do you think she must have felt ? 1 know that I should almost melt. However, all came off quite right. For all was rectified; The mom!came out serene and bright. And so did she beside:— And you and I have had our fun. And reader, now my story’s done. 8o«th Windsor. Jan. 23. W i n t e r . O Winter I ruler of the inverted year. IIOTO thee, all unlovely as thou seem’st, -Aiwl dreaded as thou a r t! Thou boldest the san A prisoner in the yet undawning east, Shortening his joamey between mom and noon, 'And harrying him, impatient of his stay, ]>oim to Che rosy west; but kindly still COBpenfloting his loss with added hours Of meial converse and instructive ease, And gathering, at short notice, in one group 'The family dispersed, and fixing thought, •Sotless dispersed by daylightand its cares, f arown thee kiw of intimate delights. Gbrtsvdi. O f GoUk* iSALlAX 8T0RT. in the foar^nth owtury; . a widow of |»am M'callied;!^^ Loci^zia in'»'r«Volu6onof tliiita ha4k>^wn tie bitb^rn^8 ^/.i^Teii^/'i4xid M i ^even bc^gl^'fier aff^r^day, like a s tat i ie i ;we dt'tlie her robaij m jier; left^ano, WjSmr held out for c h a i p t ^ ^ - ^ e r . coneei^ng a face coui^^ aad had rfjQfflved the homi^ of 'as nuuijF^^neta asJCftrueh has vi^ttea oii Bat UtM’ relented. Jp legacy from a <»ine to relief; radvhe tM. mistress of ajimall inn foot% the Appenines, wh<^ she entertained travellers an well as ||be coaid, and where those only stopped who Were con- ■yr-’- *■ -The h o j i i^ a s »tiU standing when, in my youth, I pass' ihat way; though the sign of the White Cross, the Cross of the Hospitallers, was no longer to bo seen over the door. A mountain stream ran through the garden; and at no great distance, where the road turned on its way to Bologna, stood a little chapel, in which a lamp was always burning before a picture of the A'^irgin—a picture of great antiquity, the work of some Greek artist. Here she was dwelling, respected by all who knew her, when an event took place which threw her into deep affliction. It was at noonday, in September, that three foot travellers arrived, and seating themselves on a beach under her vine-trellis, were supplied with a flagon of Alaetico by a lovely girl, her only child the image of her former self. The eldest spoke like a Venetian and his beard was short and pointed after the fashion of Venice. In his de* meaner be affected great courtesy, but his looks inspired little confidence; for when he smiled, it was bis lips only—not with his eyes; and they were always turned from yours. His companions were bluff, and frank from their manner, and on their tongues were many a soldier's oath. In their hats they wore a metal, such as in that age were often disturbed in war; and they were evidently subalterns in one of those free bands which were always ready to serve in a quarrel, if service it could be called, where a battle was little more than a mockery; and the slain, as on an opera stage, were up and fighting to-morrow. Overccme with the heat, the^ threw aside their cloaks; and with their gloves tucked up under their belts, continued for some time in earnest conversation. At length they arose to go; when the Venetian thus addressed their hostess ■ ‘‘ Excellent lady, may we leave under your roof for a day or two, this bag of^gold ?” “ You may,” she replied gaily. “ But remember, we fasten only with a latch._ Bars and bolts we have none in our village, and if we had, where would be your security?' " In yoar word, lady.” “ But what if I died to-night? where would it be then V* said she laughingly.— “ The money would go to the church, for none could claim it- “ Perhaps you will favor '^ s with an acknowledgement?”^ - J •• “ If you W:iH‘*^ite-jt.’frif^'^ An ac Jt^ow l^ emen |w a^ ingbri'land.she sigp/B<yre beTo^e o lo ^ fiiff’ V illa g e . 'p h .^ i l i i ^ .J .w h ^ ^ s] t«fon jirisely inliroSjlci lo*Sg^, ^ e r .* ♦ fcpnHaanrfs^’s \ were no'w^n a s<jent that \ *tliey an^ their sh^OT w.^e ree-^wor .5^^001 it f lltfew of-ea jjVa;-a$>^>hey )inised more, re''were no sAonet/ ted, thafTthe Venfeftaii returned, say-me leave •«4o<%gefc my seal on; ;1?he \ ) ^ ' “'i»S^he others hSve done^.;ftBd she placed it on the tabll befoifij hiiii. ^'at in that moment she was^&tfSd away tq-’^eceive a cavalier, wh o d i s mo u n i f e d from his horse. ;*aud whim she came b ^k , it was gone. The tempt.aSo“’ prove<]^resistible : arid the man an<i the m o n e r^ th vanished together. « v “ WretchedlS^^^an’th a t^ am !” she cried, as in * an agoif^ of.'.srj^& she fell on her daughter's.- will become of us ?” Are ^ be cast off into tho world*?>^lJnSappy-o^ild, would that thou hadst never been born !” And all day long she lamented ; but her tears availed her little. The otherti w»ire not slow in returning to claim their due ; but there were no tidings of the thief; he had fled far away with his plunder. A process against the unfortunate woman was instantly begun and what defence could she make ?—how retease her self from the obligation of the bond ? Willfully or in negligence, she had parted with it to one, when she should have kept it for all, and inevitable ruin awaited her. (3o Giannetta,” said she to her daugli-ter, “ take this veil which your mother has worn and wept under so often, and implore the counsellor CladeVino to plead for us on the day of trial. He is generous, and will listen to the unfortunate. But, if he will not, go from door to door; Monaldi cannot refuse us Make haste, my child ; but remember the chapel as you pass by it.— Nothing prospers without prayer.” She went, but alas ! in vain. These were retained against them—those demanded more than they had to give ; and all bade them despair. What was to be done ?— No advocate, and the cause to come on to-orrow ! Now there was a student of the law, a young man of great promise—Lorenzo Mer* tell. He had studied long and diligently, under the learned lawyer,“Giovanni Aridre-aa, who, though little of stature, was of great renown, and by his cotemporaries was called “ the arch doctor,” “ the rabbi of doctors,*’ “ the light of the world.” Under him he had studied, sitting on the same bench with Petrarch ; and dso under his daughter, Movella, who would often lecture to his scholars when her father was otherwise engaged. To him Gianetta flies in her necessity; but of what assistance can he be ? He has just taken his place at the bar, but has never spoken there: and how can he stand up alone, unpractised and unprepared as he is against an array that would alarm the most experienced ? “ Were I as mighty as I am weak,” said, he, “ my fears for you would make me as nothing. But I’will be there, Gianetta; and may the friend of the friendless give me strength in that hour 5 Even now my heart fails me: but, come what will, while 1 have a loaf to share, you and your mother shall not want. I will beg through the world for you.” I’ne day arrives, and the court assembles. The claim is stated, and the evidence given. d now the defence is called for, but not a ^lable is uttered, after a pause and a con- 5 !Irt-»sultation of some minutes, the judges are > Iroceeding to give judgment—silence having been proclaimed in court—when Lorenzo arises and thus addresses them: “ Reverend Seignors—Young as I am / may I venture to speak before you ? I would eak in behalf of one who has none else help her; and I will not keep you long. Ich has been said on the sacred nature of ahe obligation, and we admit it in its full jfbrce. Let it be fulfilled/ and to the last letter. It is what we wHciti—'#]Kat we require. But to whom is‘ theubag.^ gold to be delivered! What saya tha bond to one—jtot to itoo—^hut to th'i the three stand forth andolaitn it.” From that day, (for who can doabtitbe issue?) none were sdtigllti none employed, but the subtile, the Lorenao.-^ Wealth followed faine;' and’tlrt widow and her daughter f o u n d a r h a p p y :> !i \ Tv.-! •J il/v Thb Tax B ill,—nSomabody |m>po0ea aer- •ral new amend^ento^'the tax bill: For kissing For kissing a. y««ipiQmeJly;OiM,,|^^ extra haintpiaiijiadv^lia^^ ^ punishment for the ilWin'8“fcHy. For ladies kissing one another, $2. The tax is placed at this rate in order to break , up the custom altogether—it being regarded ” b}' our M. C.’s as a piece of injBXCUsable absurdity. ' For every flirtation, 10 cente. 5 Every young man who has more than ona \ ‘•gir/' IS tax $5. For courting in the kitchen, 25 cents.' Courting in the sittingroom, 50 cents. ' <!ourting in the parlor, $1 . j Courting in a romantic place, $5, and 40^ cents for each offence thereafter. ^ Seeing a lady home from church, 25 cents for each offence. Seeing her home from the dime society, 5 cents the proceeds to be devoted to the rdief of disabled army chaplains. For a lady who paints, 50 cents. ’ For wearing low-neck dresses, $1. ' For each curl on a laoy’s head above ten, ' 5 cents. For any unfair device for entrapping young men into matrimony, $5. For wearing hoops larger than ten feet in circumference, 8 cents for each hoop. Old bachelors over thirty are taxed $10. > Over forty, $20. Over fifty, $50, and sentenced to banishment in Utah. Each pretty lady to be taxed from 25 cents to $25—she to fix the estimate on her own, beauty. It is thought that a very large-, amount will be realized from this provision. Each boy baby, 50 cents. Each girl baby, 10 cents. Families having more than eight babies, are not to be taxed: and for twins a premium of $40 will be paid out of the funds ac-' cruing from the tax on old baches. Each Sunday loafer on the street cornersi or about church doors is to be taxed at his; full value which is about two cents. A German mother at the West taught) her little son the prayers she had repeat^' in her own childhood. One day he surpris-> ed her by asking, “ Ma, why do we alwayr talk Yankee and pray German ? Is God a Dutchman ?” r ■ 1 8U
For the Slai Lm C
• AN IN dD O iT CONNECTED WITH
■T tk tt it not m Gath, imbli*h it not «« the §trmHn
And t t t I «aa*t nfrain,
•• . ’Til moat too; cood to lots;
. 80 listen callj^t swain.
And Udi^ don’t-ripfuBe,'?' '
t ’ For ^ afiot rheM record,
Mtaal OB iny word.
n 'f Mfi^T dame.
^ j.T ^ ^ tbatrcryid'oecMion wre,
With aUaood Datata,ei^e:
''" iisdl iii was #ont, ii|ien at (he door,—
’ B e te h a lll tdlT-^-mir »w o’er.
Wen. yea, I mart. I said I wOnld;
Well, don’t y««4Unk.||uA she.
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