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of the case. Sometimes the town.council meets there, Yet-yet, should pleasures tasteless grow, or an assembly of the people, or a debating society, or The bustling world distracting be, an itinerant company of jugglers or musicians. Here And shouldst thou tire with glare and show, too, the school exhibition is held, and here a number of Which poor like me can never knowsocieties hold their sessions, and here on the fourth of Then dearest-dearest, dy to me. July the oration is delivered.

The stream, endeared by childhood's joy, A village is an epitome of the world, in which a thousand little influences are at work-a thousand currents

Will murmur still, though I am there ; and under-currents. The same motives which are at

Its shady banks, where slept the boy, work in London or New York, operate in the petty

And birds, and flowers, will give us joy, village of the far west.

And glad us with its scented air. There are many important events in a village--the Columbia, S. C. arrival of the stage-coach and opening of the mail-a court or a muster-a camp.meeting, or the examination of a female seminary, which last, always attracts great attention. Crowded room; young ladies in white and

JOURNAL blue-on the walls, theorem paintings, birds and flow. ers, and bead-work purses, reticules and pincushions

OF A TRIP TO THE MOUNTAINS, CAVES AND SPRINGS

OF VIRGINIA. music on the piano; and it is a right pleasant sight to see so many young ladies together with bright and happy

By a New-Englander. faces. These are the future mothers of the land, and they are now laying up treasures of knowledge, which To Charles E. SHERMAN, Esq., of Mobile, Ala. shall survive, when the roses that now bloom upon their These fragments of a Diary, kept during a tour made in his

society, are respectfully and affectionately inscribed, by his cheeks shall have faded away. I cannot look upon

friend and fellow-traveller,

THE AUTHOR such a group of interesting young people, without longing to be acquainted with them, and their homes, and families ; to hear from themselves their little histories

CHAPTER VI what incidents may have checkered the current of their The Salt Sulphur Springs. Organ Cave. Red Sulphur Springs. lives, and all the hopes, and troubles, and joys that Gray Sulphur Springs. The season growing old. Gambling have fluttered their young hearts; and with Shenstone, at the Springs. Indifference to the Sick. A Sanday at the I sigh to think how many charming people, and happy

Springs. Mr. Burnap. New comers. Farewell to the White

Sulphur. families, and smiling faces, there are in the world that I shall never see.

White Sulphur Springs, August 3, 1835. C. C

When I set out from New England, all the Sulphur Petersburg, Va.

Springs of Virginia were my objects of travel. Bat my delay at the Warm Springs, the delightsomeness of Colonel Fry's situation, and the luxuriousness of his cuisine,—the propinquity of the mountain, and the de

licious fascination of the baths, all combined to postpone

my journey hither for many days;-and on arriving LINES.

here, so much of novelty and excitement met me at

every step, that I soon began to find the season too Oh, do not give this ring so dear

rapidly passing away to enable me to put my original To one so meritless as me

design into execution. Therefore is it that, deferring For worlds I would not raise a tear,

to another season the enjoyment of a pleasure, all bope For worlds I would not breed a care,

of which I cannot bring myself to abandon, I take adMy dearest, fairest girl, to thee.

vantage of some oral accounts of friends who have re

cently visited the Springs situated westward of these, And well I know your tears are shed

to become acquainted with the rest of the Spring region Through grief for those you never knew;

of Virginia. Then must your heart in sorrow bleed

I learn that the road hence to the Salt Sulphur, extendWhen troubles gather round the head

ing about twenty-five miles westwardly, is by no means Of him, this pledge makes near to you. so good as that which I have already described as running

from Staunton to White Sulphur. It is rough, rugged, And cares must furrow o'er my brow,

and rocky. Yet it is not without its full share of that For poor, unfriended, lone I stand;

romantic and picturesque interest, that mark the whole My only friend on earth art thou ;

tour of the traveller among these mountains. Absent, or near, none heed me now,

On the road you come to the “Organ Cave," which In this, "my own, my native land." I also visited a few days ago, but without much interest.

Mr. Nicklin, of Philadelphia, in his recently published Take back the gift, nor leave a thought

"Letters by Peregrine Prolix,” has made the most of With one whose portion's want and pain; this locality, and certainly the “Organ Care" is a Move 'midst the great, where thou art brought curiosity, and well worth visiting, by the lovers of By birth, and wealth, nor suffer aught

caves. Formy own part, I prefer nature in her brighter To bring my memory back again.

phases.

My friend tells me that I should admire the approach last year (1837) are made, as an offset to the account to Salt Sulphur equally with that to these Springs. of H. with a great deal of pleasure. Perhaps he is correct; but I had fancied it to be too far “The Red Sulphur Springs are situated in Monroe county, removed from the more grand and imposing mountain forty-two miles southwest from the White Sulphur, thirty-nine scenery, compared with this establishment, to strike a miles from the Sweet Springs, and seventeen miles from the Salt stranger with equal force. I I look upon the position of Sulphur. We are informed that a turnpike road is now in pro

gress between the White and Sall, and that those sections of it the White Sulphur Spring, in the very centre of an which, last year, were difficult and rugged, will, before the immense mountain valley, as at the same time its grand- next season, be safe and level. The road from the Salt to the est and its loveliest characteristic.

Red is greatly improved by several changes of location; and was But it was upon the subjects of the general accommo- indeed, during the last summer, one of the best, if not the very dations, the delightful temperature of the climate, the White Sulphur after breakfast, dine at the Salt, and reach the

best, in the mountains. The traveller may now take stage at the walks, the rides, and the facilities for each, that my in. Red early in the afternoon. The approach by the mountain road formant dwelt with the most eloquence and depth of which crosses Indian creek for the last time near Neel's tavern, interest. He tells me that there are not so many six and a half miles from the Red, we think the most interesting people there, but that those who are there can see and cain, you soon reach a point from which an almost bird's-eye

and better road. Arrived on the summit of the eastern mountalk with each other under fewer discouraging circum- view of the valley bursts on your sight. The impression you stances of haste, hurry, and interruption. He told me receive is magical, and as your carriage moves rapidly down the of the ball-room, but also that there were seldom people bill

, and you catch ever-varying glimpses of the landscape, enough there to occupy it, of the music-room, where you are gradually prepared for the tasteful improvements that the piano, if opened, is not so constantly so, nor to so which abounds in magnificent natural scenery, but with rare

await you on entering. After travelling through a country good purpose, as at White Sulphur. He described the marks of cultivation, and none whatever of taste, such a scene cabins to me as being more uniform and handsome than cannot fail to inspire agreeable sensations. The road is so conthose here,—but still he preferred White Sulphur, though ducted, as to bring in view the whole establishment before you he maintained that the Sall was an excellent change. promenade, immediately over the road; several rustic seats on

reach the hotel : you wind round a lovely hill, having a terrace But the table—there was the rock upon which all my the slope ; and on its summit a platform raised to the branches of friend's devotedness to this spot had been well nigh suf- a spreading oak, on which, in the evening, a fine band of music fering total shipwreck. “Such a contrast !” said he delights the listening visiters : on your right, the centre lawn, but I cut him short by assuring him that I was luckily intersected by convenient and judiciously planned walks, and no gourmand !

overshadowed by numerous majestic sugar maples; the rich, The waters are not so agreeable to the taste as those green sward forming a lovely contrast with the snow-white

buildings and enclosure. of the White Sulphur Springs,—and are more purgative “The table is abundantly supplied with every luxury and com. in their effects: although upon an analysis

, it has been forc, and the wants of the sick are peculiarly attended to. discovered that the two waters are very similar in their No expense seems spared to give

satisfaction to the visiters ; the composition. Pursuing the same romantic track which vants obliging and honest.

rooms are furnished with simplicity and neatness, and the ser. leads from this to the Salt Sulphur, we come, in about “ The Red Sulphur, in sulphuretted hydrogen, approaches seventeen miles travel, to the Red Sulphur. My friend nearer to the Harrow gate water than any other spring known; arrived there, on horsebaek, after nightfall

, and could and in purity, it equals that of Tunbridge wells. not of course see the coup d'ail from the mountainous we have known it to be successful, and shall begin with con

“We shall now take a cursory notice of the diseases in which ridge that overlooks the valley in which the Springs sumption, for which it is most celebrated. are situated. This is spoken of by frequent visiters to “We do assert that if there be a ray of hope, it is at the Red that neighborhood as being very imposing.

Sulphur Springs; and we say farther, that if it fails, no other The arrangements of the accommodations for guests

remedy will succeed. at this place are excellent, and such as to entitle the simple disease, it never fails to cure.

“Similar results may be expected in bronchitis, which, when a proprietor to support at the hands of the public.

“Nearalgic cases have also been relieved when all other reme. The Spring is very beautiful, deriving its name from dies had failed. Scrofula, of most marked and severe character, a kind of fossil substance formed on the bottom, and has yielded to its influence; and the most rapid amendment of rendering its transparent and pellucid waters, (in the che general health succeeded. Discased liver and jaundice will

be remedied by this water, is properly used. Chronic diarrhea words of Macbeth,) "one red.” The water is cool of long standing, in which the other waters failed, has been inand palatable. The hotels and lodges, cabins, eating variably relieved, unless it be that species symptomatic of con rooms, tables, and attendance, H. spoke of as unex. sumption in its final stages. Diseases of the uterus, such as ceptionable. “But, ah,” exclaimed the fond youth, The first we have never known to fail. In chronic rheumatism

amenorrhea, dysmenorrhæa, and prolapsus, have been relieved. "after all, it was not White Sulphur !" And I verily it is invaluable. In removing the constitutional effects of gon. believe that were a deed of gift of the Red to be offered orrhæa, syphilis, and the free use of mercury, it has always as the bribe to keep my enthusiastic friend from his succeeded. In gravel it affords great and speedy relief. Dropannual visitation here, he would valorously prefer sy has been known to be relieved, and,

in some instances cured. to adhere to his truckle-bed and Davy Payne,* in in diseases of the skin, and in expelling worms, it has been "Fly-Row.”

celebrated from its discovery." I have since discovered, however, that my friend's

Gray Sulphur. This youngest of the numerous fami. partiality for the White Sulphur Springs had consi

. !y of watering places that have for many years past derably warped his judgment as to the fine establish- mountains, lies about ten miles further on, and is

, I be

been springing up, a lovely progeny, among these ment of Mr. Burke at Red Sulphur. The following lieve, in the county of Monroe. It is, like the other extracts from an article in this Magazine, published Springs

, the property of an enterprising individual, a

citizen of the South, who has discovered that two • The major-domo of the Row.

Springs upon his estate possess valuable medicinal

VOL. IV.-49

qualities, the one for dyspeptic cases, the other being an eye of the world, and which renders it a disgraceful and excellent diuretic. These waters are principally visit- ignominious act to play at them openly, and in the face ed by South Carolinians and Georgians, either their of day. The proprietor of these Springs is wealthy, fame not being sufficiently extended, or their properties and abundantly able to dispense with such accessories being of too limited utility, as yet to render them places in the accumulation of property,--he can well afford to of very general resort. The buildings and accommoda- wipe out this, the only material stain upon the othertions are admirably arranged with a view to the comfort wise enviable reputation of his establishment. What of visiters; and the Gray Sulphur may thus, even now, to him are the few thousands that he receives from the challenge comparison, in many important particulars, tenants of that part of his estate, which, if not thus ocwith her older and more celebrated sisters.

cupied, could be devoted to the wants of many who are So much for Salt, Red, and Gray Sulphur Springs. now turned away, while vainly endeavoring to gain acReturn we once again, not unwillingly, to the lovely cess to the means of regaining lost health, and of sharshades and delicious waters of the White.

ing in the innocent enjoyments of the society with

Aug. 5. which this place abounds? This is a custom that has This may be considered as the grand climacteric of grown up, and become indurated by long indulgence, the season, and there are already symptoms of a speedy and I sincerely hope that with increasing patronage the turn in the tide of events at White Sulphur. The sun White Sulphur Springs may soon break its chains, and of fashion is almost, if not quite, in its zenith, and it will finally subdue it entirely. soon begin to go down in the firmament, its rays disappearing one by one, and ultimately setting behind the

Sunday, July 10. blue mountain tops that overshadow this pleasant Rev. Mr. Burnap of Baltimore being at the Springs, valley, until another season shall open.

religious services were held in the hall, in the presence Meantime the dance goes merrily on, the moon of a large and attentive audience. There was somelights lovers on their evening rambles, the lute of the thing very touching in the manner in which these serserenader is yet in tune, and all is gay and merry in vices were performed, so primitive and fraught with old the happy community, luxuriating among these plea- associations, and recollections of by-gone times

, when our sant mountain vallies, soon, too soon, alas ! to separate, fathers worshipped God without any of those striking and perhaps forever!

aids to devotion, which the increasing wealth, luxury, Upon looking over my journal, this evening, I find and improvements of society have established. The that I have been sketching a succession of bright pictures, simple form of reading the hymns by alternate couplets

, and describing a life devoted by hundreds around me to and then singing them, as with one voice, in the whole pleasure ; thus showing only the lightest and bright- congregation,—the devout attention to the improveest, the gayest and most pleasing tints of the picture, ment of a portion of the word of God, characterising A season at a watering place, or a succession of water the whole assembly, though composed of adherents to ing places, is not, however, without its full proportion of different sectarian creeds,--and the sermon itself, a that mixture, which, to the reflecting and benevolent practical illustration of that most admirable sermon, mind of the philanthropist

, tends to soften down the too delivered by the Founder of our religion to his disgaudy colors that are apt to dazzle and deceive, into a ciples and the multitude from the Mount, —all combined sombre tint, upon which and through which the eye of to render these religious observances more impressive contemplation may look without danger or deception, than any it has been my fortune to witness for years. as the painter graduates the lenses of the Claude Lor- Where should God, the wise builder, and beneficent raine glass, uniil, by a skilful combination of them, he sustainer of the universe, be worshipped fitly, if not has obtained the power of blending them harmoniously here, -amid the proudest monuments of his boundless into one.

power, the most touching evidences of his unceasing There are several subjects connected with my pre- kindness, the loveliest associations of his ever watchful sent residence, upon which my pen would fain dwell, care for the health and welfare of his children? The when I find my mind taking this turn of reflection; and salubrity of the climate, inviting the invalid to luruthe chief among these is that of the indulgence afforded riate in its health-giving influences, and the fountains by the tolerance, not to say the direct encouragement of opened amid the vallies for the cure of disease, for the gambling, as a systematized establishment, by the pro- renovation of the weary, wasted form, for the strength, prietor and directors of this place.

ening of the dejected spirit,-call loudly upon the grateful A considerable portion of the grounds at White Sul heart to offer up its acknowledgments of the benef: phur Springs are set off and appropriated to faro and cence of the Almighty, here, in the temple his own billiard tables and other games, where regular profes- hands have built : a temple, to which the name of that sors of the low art of gambling are regularly quartered, at whose gates the apostle bade the blind to receire and for the occupation of which a certain stipulated sight and the lame to walk, may be more appropriately rent, and that a large one, is regularly paid. This is a given,—"Beautiful !" blot on the otherwise fair picture that the lover of nature The loveliness of the day was in unison with the in so beautiful a spot is fond of drawing, as he contem- spirit that seemed to pervade the services at the church

, plates it from all its points of view, which should not be Nature was in her most enchanting mood, and called allowed to mar its beauty and destroy its harmony. I aloud with all her thousand voices to join in the praise do not object to the moderate and proper use of many of the God whose inspiration taught them their glad games that are used by gamblers as lures to the un-chorus

. It was indeed a lovely Sabbath. The gaiety wary and inexperienced. I only remonstrate against of the neighborhood ceased in deference to the religious such a use of those games as require seclusion from the spirit that seemed to pervade the whole valley, the

hum of busy intercourse was suspended, and something abode, and reluctantly do my feet turn from its threshold. more like devotion than anything I had seen on former May you live to what you seem, even now, to have Sabbaths among the mountains, appeared to charac- hardly begun to anticipate, a green old age: and may terise the place. I believe that there is a deep-rooted your children possess themselves in the patrimony that natural sense of the existence and superintending shall descend to them, at some future day, in the same providence of God implanted in every bosom, -and I do unpretending and praiseworthy manner, that has charnot believe that its impulses are ever entirely wanting, acterised the career of their father. Good bye, Davie, how much soever they may be disregarded by the and Duncan, and Bob, ministers to the creature-comforts thoughtless and the indifferent. This consciousness is of the denizens of White Sulphur! May your gains the secret of human accountability,—and its results, its for the season prove adequate to your respective merits, effects upon the conduct (the outward conduct, at least,) for what were such an establishment without such aid of mankind, may always be relied upon as tending to as yours ? Adieu, one and all, and "may your shathe establishment and preservation of the observances dows never be less !" of religion.

My travelling companions are a member of Congress

from Maryland, a gentleman from Alabama, with New comers to the last. The northerners are begin. whom I have formed quite an agreeable acquaintance, ning to pack up: some to make hasty visits to Salt, and a half dozen Virginians. We shall reach the Red, Sweet, and Gray,—and others to reach home by Thermal waters tomorrow, and my friend and myself the nearest routes. I have heard of some few indefati- will pass some days there, to finish off our experiments gable pleasure hunters, who think seriously of looking upon the healthful qualities of the Virginia Springs. in on the water drinkers at Saratoga and Ballston, and the lingerers by Niagara. I caught a murmur of “commencement" a day or two since, and some legal gentry are bethinking themselves of special pleas for September and October terms. Young ladies are begin.

THE VICISSITUDES OF LIFE, ning to look sad, and young men mad, and their papas and mammas glad, at the near approach of the returning

As portrayed in a Sketch. day. The invalid is sighing that he came so late, or

BY A LADY. rejoicing that he came so opportunely,—and the votary of fortune, fun and fashion, respectively, is lamenting

“What is the tale that I would tell? Not one

of strange adventure, but a common tale that his glories and excitements are so soon to be over.

Of woman's wretchedness; one to be read Yet Virginia is still pouring in her myriads of fair Daily, in many a young and blighted heart." ones and rare ones, and the ball seems to a new comer

L.E.L. to be as merrily kept up as ever. But the tide is just

"Le monde est rompli de beaucoup de traverses." turning, and a feve short weeks will witness its last

Moliere. ebbing wave.

Ida V—was the breathing portraiture of all that August 12.

sung, or painter embodied. At the time I first For myself, I have for the last ten days been in the knew her, scarce fifteen summers had shed their rapredicament of the poor wight commemorated in that diance over her opening loveliness; she was, as it were, old verse, quoted by Walter Scott, and for aught I know on the vestibule of womanhood, “beautiful as a sculpthe production of his own muse, who

tor's dream,” with a joyousness rarely varying, burst" Now fitted the halter,

ing like a fountain from its recesses, gleaming like a Now traversed the cart,

sunbeam over every object that came within its influAnd often took leave,

ence, and touching all things with its own golden and Though loth to depart.”

gorgeous hues. I have gazed on her with that intenBut every thing must have an end, and a fortnight at sity of admiration, which “outstrips our faint expresWhite Sulphur, as well as every thing else. So good- sion,” and never have I turned from the contemplation of bye, pleasant walks and shades, delightful drives, happy her brightness of beauty without an involuntary sigh, crowd of friends, blue hills, green forests, and deep val. a sickness of soul, lest a temple so glorious might be lies. Farewell Hygeia! May you for years continue to scathed by the rude blasts of adversity, crushed beneath administer health and happiness to the myriads that the avalanche of “ life's dark gift.” I have sometimes cluster annually around your delicious fountain. Adieu, hoped, that unlike all that is most fair and bright, she most gallant master of the festivities at White Sulphur! would know no sorrow; that time, with its accompaWell have you earned the wreath of fame that this sea. nying mutations, would bring unchanging bliss and son will add to those already won, and which even yet gladness to her, that "like the long sunny lapse of a Terdantly grace your smiling brow. It has been yours summer day's light,” existence would never be shato take the loveliest and the fairest of the daughters of dowed to her; but close as gloriously and auspiciously Columbia by the hand, and to bid them welcome to the as it had dawned. enjoyments of this happy valley. May you return to Idolized by all who knew her, followed by the lingeryour home in contentment, and continue as heretofore ing gaze of admiration, caressed by her friends, it would to renew your youth for future harvests in the field of have been strange had Ida V— dreamed life's book gallantry. Good Colonel, fare you well! And mine held, amid its pure leaves, one gift of darkness; the host of the fountain, patriarch of the Sulphur valley, phantoms of sorrow had never invaded the beautiful adieu! Pleasantly have I sojourned in your delightful scenes the world held out to her. Her feelings, though

poet has

deeply tinctured with gladness, were, however, not the echo of fortune's waywardness murmured within without that usual accompaniment of a gifted mind- the toltering walls of its decaying palaces. Six months keen sensibility. She was morbidly alive to neglect had filed, and I hailed a letter from Ida, which told me from those she loved, and I have seen the tear bright- herself and her father were domesticated in the interestening the lustre of her soft dark eye, laving the bloom ing family of an Englishman, who was residing in an and gloss of her young pure cheek, as her heart whis-elegant and picturesque villa near Naples. She dwelt pered the suspicion of alienation on the part of those to with rapture on their new friends, and from the spirit whose affection she clung; but it was only momentary. of her letter I learned the lady of the mansion, Mrs. The cloud passed off to make succeeding sunshine more Clifford, was a genuine and practical christian, whose sparkling, and she was again wreathed in smiles—the piety threw its halo round their circle, gleaned from personification of “youth and hope and joy."

every passing incident subject for gratitude to an Mr. V-, who had emigrated to Ameriea shortly Almighty Being, and the brightness of whose faith subsequent to Ida's birth, was an European, and it was shone with unflickering lustre amid the mists of Romish beneath the starry skies of Italy, encompassed by all superstition which environed her. To one whose susthat is most beautiful and seductive in nature, that Ida ceptibility was extreme, who inhaled, as it were, the V- first awoke to wayward life. Her mother had sentiments and principles of those whom she loved, and closed her eyes in death almost immediately after with whom she associated, this blessed example was giving birth to her only child, and the feeble wail of not without its influences. Thoughtfulness perceptibly her infant voice stilled the bursting anguish of her imbued the tone of Ida's communications, and usurped father's grief, as it reminded him that although the gradually the place of that light-heartedness and sporruthless spoiler had invaded his hearth, it had not live gaiety, which had so characterised them. I was borne thence all his “household gods.” Time, whose not therefore surprised to hear, before a year had passed, obliviating tide effaces the memory of the keenest that she had renounced the “ gilded hollowness" of the grief, was not without its balm to the lacerated feelings world's pleasures, for the hope of imperishable and of Mr. V-; and before the smiles and caresses of his eternal joys. infant daughter, whose features wore the impress of its The term of their residence in Italy, though considemother's loveliness, the first agony of sorrow melted. rably prolonged after this event, was now drawing to a He blessed heaven that he was not desolate, and the close. Mr. V- found himself so renovated in health, "lightly-fibred sprays” of his affection clung to the he bethought him of returning to America, which, though unconscious babe, with a tenacity the greater that he but the land of his adoption, was loved by him far better had nought else to love. As I have before said, he than the sunny cline which had smiled alike on his hapfixed his residence in America, in a retired and beauti-piness and misfortunes. It was early in April that I reful spot, which he took pleasure in ornamenting with ceived from Ida intelligence of their intended embarkaclassic elegance. Beneath the watchful care of her tion for the United States, naming the probable time of doating father, Ida sprang to womanhood, adorned with their arrival, and conjuring me to meet them at their own all the graces of her sex, gifted with a rare beauty, and home. It is not to be supposed I was deaf to these soliher mind enriched with all those charms of literature, citations, and at the appointed time I found myself near which, like the "glittering glory" of the fabled talis- Mr. V-'s residence. May-gladsome, laughing man, dazzled, but not to deceive. Though deprived May—"the bride of the summer, and child of the of the gentle and elevating influences of a mother's love, spring,” with her fairy gifts of sunshine and flowers

, a mother's care, she was as femininely soft and refined, had shaken her sparkling wreath over the smiling landas shrinkingly timid, as though she had been nurtured scape, and every object had waked into life beneath the beneath its beams. Her whole soul seemed concen- touch of her golden wand. I had scarce time to cast a trated in her father, and there was a beautiful and glance towards these bursting beauties, for the carriage touching blending of confiding devotion, playful tender- was bearing me rapidly to the house. On the portico | ness and worshipping deference, in her deportment beheld Ida waiting to embrace me; a moment more and towards him, none predominating, but mingling in har. I was encircled in her arms—from her I turned to greet monious concord. Amid the shades and retirement of her father, who, with paternal fondness, drew me to his her own home, commenced the intimacy of that friend- bosom, and imprinted a kiss upon my brow. ship between us, which after years so strongly ce- Oh, ye hours of happiness ! ye days of youthful joy! mented; but the imperative demands of duty soon ye are sunk into the ashes of the past ! ye are shrouded called me from the enjoyment of personal communion, beneath its dark pall-hidden within its hollow chanand with a tearful eye and sad heart, I tore myself from nels, but your fragrance has not departed with your the parting embrace of Ida.

freshnessTime passed on, bearing many changes. The health of Mr. V- became precarious, and he was induced

“Summer's breach, or spring,

A flower—a leaf,” to remove for a time to Italy. During their sojourn there, which was prolonged to nearly two years, I oft conspire to unseal the fount of memory, whose heard often from Ida; she seemed, with the enthusiasm waters come gushing forth like rich music bursting into inseparable from her temperament, to have burst upon a requiem for that fate whicli consigns the brightest to a new existence in this land of poetry and romance, earliest decay. where every object glows with beauty beneath a sky After the first salutations were over, I followed my always bathed in light

, where the whisper of past gran- friend to the saloon, where my attention was imme deur is borne on its balmy breezes ; the tale of departed diately arrested by a pale

, romantic looking girl

, who glory written on its crumbling monuments of empire; I was seated in a recess of the apartment, seemingly ab

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