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would not wait. She offered, there- faster than ever it dashed onfore, to borrow her neighbor's ass prancing, running sideways, wincfor him, and advised him to ride out ing and beginning to show a most daily a little way : it would look as ugly temper. What, in the name of though he had business in the coun- all Balaams, could possess the anitry ; it would look as if his time was mal, he could not for his life conprecious ; it would look well, and ceive. The only chance of safety do his health good into the bargain. appeared to be in clinging with both Jan liked her counsel ; it sounded arms and legs to it, like a boa-conexceedingly discreet ; he always strictor to its victim ; when, shy ! thought her a gem of a woman, but away it flew as if it were driven by he never imagined her half so able. a legion of devils. In a moment it What a pity a woman could not be stopped ;-down went its head-up trusted with a secret! else had she went its infernal heels—and Jan been a helpmate past all reckoning. found himself some ten yards off in
The ass, however, was got-out the middle of a pond. He escaped rode Jan-looking amazingly hur- drowning—you might as easily have ried and half crazed with care, drowned a rush ; but his cap was people fancied he was half crazed gone-the dollars in the crown had with stress of business. Work came sunk it past recovery. He came in-things went flowingly on again; home dripping like a drowned mouse, Jan blessed his stars; and as he with a most deplorable tale, but grasped his cash, he every day stitch- with no more knowledge of the cause ed it into the crown of his cap. No of his disaster than the man in the more pots no more hiding holes- moon, till he tore his fingers on the no more breeches-pockets for him; needles in abstracting his wet clothes. he put it under the guardianship of Fortune now seemed to have said, his own strong thread and dexterous as plainly as she could speak—“Jan, needle. It went on exceedingly well. confide in your wife. You see all Accidents, however, will occur if your schemes without her, fail. Open men will not trust their wives ; your heart to her ;-deal fairlyand especially if they will not avoid generously, and you will reap the awkward habits. Now Jan had a sweets of it.” It was all in vain ;strange habit of sticking his needles he had not yet come to his senses. on his breeches' knees, as he sat at Obstinate as a mule, he determined work; and sometimes he would have to try once more, But, good bye to half a dozen on each knee for half the ass ! The only thing he resolved a dozen days. His wife told him to mount was his shop-board ; that to take them out when he came down bore him well, and brought him confrom his board, and often took them tinual good, could he only contrive out herself, but it was of no use. to keep it. He was just in this case one day as His wife, I said, was from the he rode out to take measure of a gen- mountains ; she therefore liked the tleman about five miles off. The sight of trees. Now in Jan's backass, to his thinking, was in a re- yard there was neither tree nor turf; markably brisk mood. Off it went, so she got some tubs, and in them without whip or spur, at a good ac- she planted a variety of fir-trees, tive trot, and not satisfied with trot- which made a pleasant appearance, ting, soon fairly proceeded to a gal- and gave a help to her imagination lop. Jan was full of wonder at the of the noble pines of her native beast : commonly it tired his arm scenes. In one of these tubs Jan worse with thrashing it, during his conceived the singular idea of dehour's ride, than the
exercise of his positing his treasure. " Nobody goose and sleeve-board did for a will meddle with the tubs,” he whole day ; but now he was fain to thought; so, accordingly, from week pull it in. It was to no purpose to week, he concealed in one of them
his acquisitions. This had gone on offended; but she was not at all of a a long time.
He had been out touchy temper. She was a sweet, collecting some of his debts ; tender, patient creature, who desired he had succeeded beyond his hopes. her husband's honor and prosperity He came back exulting ; the sum beyond everything. So she sat down, was saved ; and, in the gladness of and in the most mild, yet acute and his heari, he had bought his wife a able manner, laid down to him a new gown. He bounded into the plan of operations, and promised him house with the lightness of seven- such aids and succors, that, struck teen ; his wife was not there ; he at once with shame, contrition, and looked into the yard-saints and admiration, he sprung up, clasped angels what is that? He beheld her to his heart, called her the very his wife busy with the trees; they gem of womanhood, and skipped were uprooted, and laid on the three or four times across the floor ground, and every particle of soil like a man gone out of his senses. was thrown out of the tubs. In the The truth is, however, he was but delirium of consternation he flew to just come into them. ask what she had been doing From this day, a new life was be"Oh, the trees did not flourish, poor gun in Jan's house. There he sat at things ; they looked sickly and pin- his work—there sat his wife by his ing; she determined to give them side, aiding and contriving with a some soil more suitable to their na- woman's wit, a woman's love, and tures; she had thrown the other a woman's adroitness.
She was earth into the river at the bottom of worth ten journeymen. Work never the yard." “ And you have thrown came in faster, never gave such sainto the river the hoarding of three tisfaction, never brought in so much years—the money which had cost money ; and, besides, such harmony me many a weary day, and many an and affection was there in the house, anxious night--the money which such delectable discourse did they would have made our fortunes—in hold together! There was nothing short, that would have made me to conceal ; Jan's thoughts flowed mayor of Rapps,” exclaimed Jan, like a great stream, and when they perfectly thrown off his guard to the grew a little wild and visionary, as exposure of his secret ! “Why did they were apt to do, his wife smoothyou not tell me of it ?” said his wife, ed and reduced them to sobriety, kindly, gently, and self-reproaching- with such a delicate tact, that, so far ly. “Ay, that is a question !” said from feeling offended, he was dehe. And it was a question ; for, lighted beyond expression with her spite of his apparent testiness, it had prudence. The fifty dollars were occurred to his mind some dozens of raised in almost no time ; and, as if times; and now it came back with the prognostic of their being the seed such an unction, that even when he of a fortune were to be fulfilled imthought he treated it with contempt, mediately, they came in opportunely it had fixed itself upon his better to purchase a lot of cloth, which reason, and never left him till it had more than trebled its cost, and gave worked a most fortunate revolution. infinite satisfaction to his customers. He said to himself, “ had I told my Jan saw that the tide was rapidly wife from the first, it could not pos- rising with him, and his wife urged sibly have happened worse ; and it him to push on with it ; to take a is very likely it would have happened larger house ; to get more hands, and better; for the future, then, be it to cut such a figure as should at once so!" Wherefore he unfolded to her eclipse his rival. The thing was the whole history and mystery of his done ; but, as their capital was still troubles and his hopes. Now Mrs. found scanty for such an establishJan Nadeltreiber had great cause to ment, his wife resolved to try what feel herself offended, most grievously she could do to increase it.
I should have said, had not the tween Jan and his brother-in-law current of Jan's disasters run too was truly amusing. He a shadowstrong upon me, that his wife's pa- like homunculus, so light and dry rents were dead, and died without that every wind threatened to blow giving her any token of reconcilia- him before it ; the bergman with a tion ; a circumstance which, al- countenance like the rising sun, the though it cut her to the heart, did stature of a giant, and limbs like an not quite cast her down, feeling that elephant. Jan watched with consishe had done nothing but what a derable anxiety the experiment of parent might forgive,-being, all of his kinsman's seating himself in a us, creatures alike liable to err, and chair : the chair however stood demanding, alike, some little indul- firm, and the good man surveyed gence for our weaknesses and our Jan in return, with a curious and fancies. The brother was now sole critical air, as if doubtful whether representative of the family, and, he must hold him in contempt for knowing the generosity of his na- the want of that solid matter of ture, she determined to pay him a which he himself had too much. visit, although in a condition very Jan's good qualities, however, got unfit for traveling. She went ; her the better of him.
6. The man is a brother received her with all his man,” said he to himself, very phiearly affection : in his house her first losophically, “and as he is good to child was born ; and so much did my sister, he shall know of it.” she and her bantling win upon his So, as he took his departure, he heart, that, when the time came that seized one of Jan's hands with a she must return, nothing would serve cordial gripe, that was felt through but he must take her himself. She every limb, and into the other he had been so loud in the praises of put a bag of one thousand dollars ! Jan, that he determined to go and “My sister shall not be a beggar shake him by the hand.
in her husband's house ; this is proIt would have done any one good perly her own, and much good may to see this worthy mountaineer set- it do you !” ting forth ; himself firmly seated on I need not prolong my story. his great horse, his sister behind The new tailor soon fled before the him, and the brat slung safely on star of Jan's ascendancy. Jan was one side, cradled in his corn-hop- speedily installed in the office of per. It would have been equally Mayor of Rapps, in his eyes the pleasant to see him set down his highest of all earthly dignities; and, charge at the door of Jan's new if he had one trouble left, it was house, and behold with wonder that only in the reflection that he might merry minikin of a man, all smiles have obtained his wishes years beand gesticulations, come forth to fore, had he better understood the receive them. The contrast be- heart of a good woman.
THE LATEST FEMALE FASHIONS.
EXPLANATION OF THE PRINT OF THE FASHIONS.
bouffant, and terminated by a man EVENING DRESS.-HALF LENGTH. chette of embroidered tulle. The A DRESS of white gaze de Lyon, hat is of lavender bloom crape. The corsage uni, cut low and square, brim wide but not very deep. It is and trimmed round the bust with a trimmed on the inside with a naud triple fall of tulle arranged à revers ; and coques of green gauze ribbon, a fourth fall stands up round the and a very large noud of ribbon is bust. Sleeve formed of a single placed in front of the crown.
DINNER DRESS.-HALF LENGTH.
closer than is generally worn, is CARRIAGE DRESS.—HALF LENGTH. ornamented on the inside with coques
A jaconot muslin pelisse, with a of rose-colored gauze ribbon lightly triple pelerine and falling collar, striped with black. Knots composed trimmed as well as the fronts of the of ends only, and intermixed with dress with narrow lace. Manche à sprigs of roses, decorate the crown. quatre bouffans. Chapeau-capote of The strings tie in a full bow under rice-straw, ornamented on the inside the chin. of the brim with gauze ribbons in
Fig. IV. a novel style. A superb plume, consisting of six ostrich feathers, placed on one side, droops over the brim : A gros de Naples gown; the the strings tie in a full bow on the color vert de Sace. The corsage is right side.
made high and plain behind, but Fig. III.
partially open and disposed in folds PUBLIC PROMENADE DRESS.—HALF on the bosom. The upper part of
the sleeve is extremely wide, but it A printed muslin dress, over which is confined near the wrist by two is a canezou of fine cambric : the bands placed at regular distances, back is made en pélerine, the front en which form the fulness into a boufrobe, a double fall of trimming dis- fant. Chemisette of white blond net. posed in deep plaits goes round the "It falls over the corsage of the dress, back and shoulders, and a row of and is trimmed with blond lace ; it bouillonné attached to two entre deux is rounded behind, and forms a point of embroidered cambric goes round in front. The hat is of white crape ; the last immediately above the trim- the brim edged with a ruche of tulle, ming. The ruff and mentonnières are and the crown trimmed with neuds of blond net. The hat is of white gros of white gauze ribbon, lightly fringed de Naples ; the brim, somewhat at the edges.
“ Little things have their value.” The high strain of moral reflection with stand remembered in the known account which Browne closes his Treatise on Urn- of time ?- The sufficiency of Christian imburial, affords passages of splendid elo- mortality frustrates all earthly glory, and quence that cannot easily be equaled. the quality of either state, after death, Por example
makes a folly of posthumous memory. “ There is no antidote against the opium But man is a noble animal, splendid in of time, which temporally considereth all ashes and pompous in the grave, solemnthings. Our fathers find their graves in izing nativities and deaths with equal lusour short memories, and sadly tell us how tre, nor omitting ceremonies of bravery in we may be buried in our survivors'. To the infamy of his nature." be read by bare inscriptions, like many in Dr. Gooch.-In the autumn of 1822, Gruter; to hope for eternity by any metri- Gooch made a tour through North Wales; cal epithets, or first letters of our names; and on his return passed a day in the comto be studied by antiquaries who we were, pany of Dr. Parr, at Warwick. They had and have new names given us like many previously met in London; and Gooch afof the mummies, are cold consolations unto terwards gave an account of these two inthe stadents of perpetuity, even by ever terviews in a lively paper, which was lasting languages.
printed in Blackwood's Magazine, and en“ The night of time far surpasseth the titled Two Days with Dr. Parr. 'On this dar—who knows when was the æquinox ? occasion, when speaking of the different Every hour adds unto that current arith- professions, and relative advantages and metic, which scarce stands one moment. disadvantages of each, Parr said the most -Darkness and light divide the course of desirable was that of physic, which was time, and oblivion shares with memory equally favorable to a man's moral sentia great part even of our living beings. ments and intellectual faculties. One of Who knows whether the best of men be the party reminded him of his first interknown : or whether there be not more re. view with Dr. Johnson. “I remember it markable persons forgot than any that well,” said Parr; “ I gave him no quarter,
-the subject of our dispute was the liberty being the last in retreating, and highly of the press. Dr. Johnson was very great :' chafed, was stopped by a forward Frenchwhilst he was arguing I observed that he man returning from the pursuit, who stamped; upon this I stamped. Dr. John. charged him with his bayonet, but soon son said, Why do you stamp, Dr. Parr?' finding the disadvantage of his weapon, I replied, Sir, because you stamped; and cried out, quarter!”—“ Quarter ye,' I was resolved not to give you the advan. said Donald," te muckle teeħl may quartage even of a stamp in the argument.' ter ye for me! Py my soul I'fe nae time
Concatenation.-In 1765, a young man, to quarter ye; ye maun e'en pe contentit who had just terminated his course of theo to be cuttit in twa!” making his head fly logy at the seminary of Avignon, went to from his shoulders. Paris, where he had not a single acquaint Beautiful Remark.--A venerable gen.
On his journey, he fell in with two tleman lately conversing, with a friend youths, who, like himself, had scarcely upon religious topics, said," I have no attained their twentieth year. One had time to pray.” Ay, sir?” replied the studied the law, the other was already an other, gravely, and with an ominous glance M.D. They mutually interchanged an of reproof, “ does the world and its affairs avowal of the projects and hopes which yet occupy so entirely your thoughts and drew them towards the capital. “I,” time?" "No, no," rejoined the good old said the scholar of Hippocrates," wish to man, “ heaven forbid ! but I have not time be Member of the Academy of Science, to pray, because it is all occupied in and Physician to the King.' “I,” resum- thanksgiving !," ed the student of Bartholus, “ wish to be An original Idea.-A line frequently Advocate General," and “I," said the quoted by writers of every calibre, student of Avignon,“ wish to be Chaplain and yet which it would probably puzzle to the King, and one of the Forty Mem- most of them to find in the modern poets, bers of the French Academy:" ' If our occurs in the works of Sir W. Jones, and young heroes had not been alone in the is considered to be strictly that rara avis carriage, every other hearer would have in literature-an original idea :laughed at their imprudence, and pro “Go boldly forth, my simple lay, nounced all these fine projects so many Whose accents flow with artless ease, castles in the air ; but, how ignorantly, of Like orient pearls at random strung; the chances of human life! The young phy- Thy notes are sweet, the darnsels say, sician was afterwards Dr. Portal ; the Bui oh ! far sweeter if they please young advocate became the celebrated M. The nymph for whom these notes are sung." Treillard ; and the young student rose to a scarlet hat as Cardinal Maury !
The distinguished American novelist, The Orange Tree-may be considered Cooper, has a new production in three as one of the graces of the vegetable world, volumes in the press, under the attractive uniting in itself a multiplicity of charms. title of “ The Watch.” New editions are It is a tree of handsome growth, with po- preparing of his popular novels of “ The lished evergreen leaves of the most elegant Prairie," and “ The Borderers." form, a profusion of beautiful and fragrant Mrs. S. C. Hall, the author of " Chroflowers, and a wholesome and delicious nicles of a School Room,” is preparing for fruit, cased in gold, which has inspired the press a volume, entitled, “ Anecdotes the poets with a thousand exquisite images. of Birds." Yet, not satisfied with all these perfections, An Authentic and Impartial Narrative it insists upon yet further provoking the of the Events which took place in Paris genus irritabile, by possessing them all at on July 27, 28 and 29, with an Account once; the delicate white blossoms breath of the Occurrences preceding and following out their sweetness upon the very ing, is in preparation. cheeks of the glowing fruit. Such is the The Churchyard Lyrist, consisting of beauty of the tree; ask the feverish invalid Five Hundred original Inscriptions for if its benevolence be not yet greater. Tombs, is preparing for the press..
Truth, or a Fact.-A gentleman much The Monthly Libraries and similar pubin the habit of story-telling, (in its best lications, i. e. such as are produced periosense,) had acquired a habit also of pre- dically and contain much matter at a cheap facing his narrations with,“ Now I tell rate, are becoming, even with all their you a fact ;” but unfortunately, whatever numbers, more popular than ever. Since degree of credit his friends were inclined the new Waverley Novel series comto afford to these" facts," it was invariably menced, about fifteen months ago, above destroyed by his winding up his tales with 300,000 copies have been sold, and nearly one prefaced thus :—"But now, do listen, 100,0001. been paid for them by the pubfor now, I assure you, I am going to tell lic!!! you a REAL fact!”
Sir Walter Scott is engaged on a contiHighland Quarter.–A Highlander, nuation of Tales of a Grandfather : the whose regiment, having been surrounded, new volumes are to be taken from French had cut their way out with the broad history, and are looked for at Christmas, sword, with the loss of half their number, or soon after.