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approaching to dissipation. He bade me think of the estimation in which his deceased uncle had been held, moral degradation which he had undergone—the hu- he could not still the fearful whisper which came to miliating consciousness that a highly endowed mind his heart, that this relative whom he had never known and cultivated intellect had been bowed before the de- might in his last days have repented of his intended basing influence of dissipation, until he was the mere generosity, and left him destitute. His forebodings wreck of his former self. Think my son,' he would were too quickly verified. say, 'what I must have undergone, when I, who had The will was at last opened, and to his utter consterbeen nurtured among the refinements of polished so- nation the slow, monotonous voice of the lawyer read ciety, could accept the employment of slave-driver to over an instrument, dated but a few days back, by any man, and feel thankful that bodily strength is left which he bequeathed all his possessions to a certain me to attend to my duties faithfully.'

benevolent society, to be appropriated to the erection “We had been in Cuba but two years when he died, of a church for the use of the German emigrants to and was followed within a few hours by my mother. the United States. My uncle is a humorist-he has managed in a money- “There are a few lines below, written by my friend's making country to keep clear of the mania of trade own hand, which concern you, Mr. Grey. Shall I read or speculation. He lives on the small property which them to you ?" he inherited from his father-it suffices for his few “If you please, sir," said Sidney bowing. wants; and he has invited me to come and reside with He then read the following words. “To my nephew, him. You will be a daughter to him, my sweet Lu. Sidney Grey, I had intended to bequeath all my procile, while I will endeavor to show my gratitude by perty; but learning from himself that he was about to every means in my power, for enabling me to win you commit the romantic absurdity of marrying a girl who from your loftier prospects to share my destiny." has been reared in idleness and extravagance, merely

“Be assured that no effort shall be wanting on my because she has the most fleeting of all charms, beauty; part to contribute to the happiness of your uncle,” said and at the same time robbing his patron of his daughtLucile : "I will be as a daughter to him in duty and er; to show my utter disapprobation of such a proaffection."

ceeding, I hereby cut him off with one shilling, with which he may go and buy a rope wherewith to hang

himself, for the mad freak of which he has been guilty CHAPTER X.

will soon leave him no other alternative."

There was a pause of some seconds, which Grey in" And for their loves ?

terrupted by rising and bo to the gentlemen as he Behold the seal is on them !"

said “ Did I but purpose to embark with thee

“As there can be no farther need of my presence On the smooth surface of the summer sea ?"

here, gentlemen, I will bid you a good morning. I

had anticipated a very different meeting here to-day, Their voyage was prosperous, and they safely landed but fate has otherwise ordered it, and I must submit. in Philadelphia. After establishing Lucile and her I shall not interfere in any way with the settlement of attendant at a hotel, Grey proceeded to look for the the estate. Good morning to you.” abode of his uncle. It was soon found, as the metho- “A clever young fellow,” remarked one, as the door dical old gentleman had given him the most particular closed on him; "and uncommonly fine-looking. Well information as to his 'whereabouts' in the city, but on I'm sorry for his disappointment, and think our friend inquiring at the door for Mr. Martin Grey, to his great had better have left something to the poor young things concern he was informed that his uncle had been to commence housekeeping with. It's likely he's very seized with a fit of apoplexy a few days before, which poor, for I've heard my late respected friend say that had proved fatal, and he had that morning been con- f he was educated by that West India planter, whose signed to the dust. His informant added, that some daughter has eloped with bim. Well, if charity did not gentlemen were now in his room, reading his will and begin at home, I believe I could find it in my heart to putting seals on his property.

hunt him up, and try and find something for him to “Go in and inform them, if you please, that his do." nephew has just arrived from Cuba, and would be glad “Do not give yourself that trouble, I beg,” said a to be present at the opening of the will."

tall, noble looking man, with a slight inflexion of conThe woman went in, and immediately returned with tempt in his voice. “If Mr. Grey's appearance does a gentleman who introduced himself as Mr. McFile, not belie his character, he shall not want a friend while the legal adviser of his deceased relative. He invited I can assist him. I regret exceedingly that I neglected Grey to follow him, and in a few moments they were to ask him for his address. I shall seek him before in his late uncle's apartment, which was occupied by night, and offer him such services as one stranger may three other gentlemen.

without offence proffer to another." They all wore the most lugubrious expression of “Well-well— let it be 80-you can afford to be genecountenance as they shook the nephew of their lost rous." friend by the hand, with the most sympathetic expres

The man who thus spoke was a bachelor, with a clear sions on the great loss the country, and they in particu- income of some thousands, but without one spark of lar, had sustained in the defunct Mr. Grey.

generosity, except at the expense of others, in his heart. “A man of ten thousand," murmured one.

The second speaker was one of the most successful "Ah yes--so benevolent-so kind-hearted,” chimed merchants in the city, and had risen to the station he in another. “The voice of distress was never unheed- occupied by his own energy and integrity: his resied.” And thus they chorused the praises of their dence was one of the most splendid on Chesnut street, lost friend, until Sidney became impatient for them to and he was surrounded by a young and lovely family; proceed to business, for however gratifying the high but amid his present prosperity he did not forget his own early struggles, and the promptings of benevo- y dozen paintings not entirely completed, which canlence were never unbeeded.

not bring me into notice without patronage of some He had been deeply interested by the appearance of kind." Grey, and his imagination rapidly sketched the pro- "Your genius shall raise you up friends and patrons bable sufferings which would result from the disap- when you least expect it," said she playfully; "for the pointment he had that morning experienced; his wish present, I am fortunately richer than you, and our uniwas to obviate them as far as possible, but his benevo- ted funds will support us very respectably until you lent intentions were frustrated. He spent the remain- have time to become known and appreciated. "Faint der of the day in driving from hotels to boarding heart never won fair lady,' as the old adage goes-s0 houses in vain. There had been such a gentleman at

“ 'Prithee look no more so pale, the United States Hotel for a few hours in the morning, But list a new hope when the old doth fail. » but he had departed at twelve o'clock no one knew whither; and baffled in his search, Mr. Edmonds was when breathed in such a voice as thine, and enforced

"Who would refuse to listen to the whispers of hope compelled to return home without accomplishing his

with such a smile ?" benevolent intentions. Stunned, bewildered by the unexpected occurrences

Lucile opened the dressing case and gave him the

gold, which had been her father's last gift. of the morning, Sidney mechanically retraced his steps to the hotel, though when there he shrank from com- not of great value, considering that I was the heiress

“Here," she continued, "are my jewels. They are municating to Lucile the misfortunes which had met to such vast wealth as my father possessed; but such him in the very outset of his career. All the accumulated difficulties of his situation stood in vivid array duced to the necessity of parting with them.”

as they are, they may become a resource to us if rebefore him,-a stranger in a strange land, with but few dollars left after his travelling expenses were all paid- tend,” said Grey fervently. "No, dearest-your jewels

“May heaven avert such distress as that would porwith no knowledge of business--possessing only a few paintings, whose merit he well knew was not cufficient- must remain untouched so long as any other means of ly striking to attract purchasers—with a newly

wedded subsistence are within my reach. In the meantime the

sum before us will suffice until I become acquainted wife, dependent on him for support. He felt that her

here." brief sunshine of happiness was over-the darkened

“As you please,” replied Lucile. “We must seek days had already commenced. His intention had been to accept the home offered haps the keeper of the house will employ Agnes, and

boarding in a less expensive house than this, and per. him by his uncle, while he diligently pursued the cul- thus allow her to gain a support for herself without tivation of his art, and by the study of the few fine being separated from me ?" paintings within his reach, correct as far as possible

“You cannot do without her services, my love. the defects of a self-formed and imperfect style. In What would become of you, with your creole habits, the meantime, a portion of his attention he designed without some one to wait on you? These delicate to give to portrait painting; and the resources thus hands do not look as if they could accomplish much. obtained were to be devoted to the purpose of raising No-no-you must not part with Agnes." a fund to convey him to Italy—the land of his dreams

“Oh, I can learn to wait on myself; and I think it the wished for haven to which all the aspirations of his would be positive injustice to Agnes to keep her with soul pointed. After a struggle for composure, he en- me, while I am unable to pay her the wages ber sertered the room where Lucile was eagerly expecting vices can command—and I know the faithful creature him.

too well to believe that she would receive money from "Here you are at last, dear Sidney– I thought you me which she saw I needed myself. So, dear Sidney, would never return, my impatience has been so great allow me to arrange this matter if you please." to hear from your uncle. How is he? What said he? “Well-as you will, my dear little wife. Why, from Was he pleased to see you ? Tell me all in a word.” whence did you obtain all this stock of wisdom, na

“It is soon told,” said Sidney mournfully. "The belle ?old man is dead, and we are friendless.” He then pro- Lucile blushed and smiled. “It has been taught ceeded w relate what he had learned. Lucile listened me, I suppose, by my affection for one who possessed in silence : she saw at a glance the full extent of the few of the gifts of fortune. I can make any sacrifice, calamity which had befallen them-though he con- Sidney, sooner than suffer you to abandon the art to cealed from her that he owed the loss of his uncle's which your soul has so fondly clung from boyhood, to property to her consent to become his bride; but her gain a pittance in some other occupation, in order to spirit rose to meet the evil, and she looked on the fu- shield me from a few privations which my mind is fully ture with an unquailing eye.

prepared to encounter. Let us not despond- for be“Poverty is not the worst of ills, dear Sidney, as I lieve me, I would not be elsewhere than by thy side; well know,” said she. “We are now entirely depen- and heaven never linked two hearts in as pure a bond dent on our own resources, and no false pride should as ours, without pointing out to them the pathway which prevent either of us from doing what is necessary to would lead them to happiness." secure an independence however humble. I have "Your faith is a consolatory one, Lucile, and I will contemplated the possibility of disapppointment, and e'en trust to it. My regrets are not for myself, but for weighed the probable consequences of an union with you. I fondly anticipated bringing you to a comfortyou before I consented to link my fate with yours-able home, where no harrassing anxiety and uncertainty therefore, my mind is not entirely unprepared for the for the future should dim a ray of your beauty, and difficulties which we are likely to encounter. Let us the disappointment is proportionably severe." calmly examine our situation, and the extent of our “Think not of me. If you could look into my heart, resources—then decide our future course."

and see there the happiness it gives me to be near you, “I have but fifty dollars in the world, and some half I with the consciousness that death alone can sever me

from your side, you would indulge in no fears for my In addition to his other sources of uneasiness, he future peace.”

began to fear for his health. During the winter he had "Noble-admirable girl! I knew thee not till now! suffered excessively from the cold weather, and a severe No lot can be dark which is brightened by such affec- pain in his breast had frequently compelled him to lay tion."

aside his pencil for days at a time. Yet all this was With a light heart, Grey proceeded to make his ar- studiously concealed from Lucile; and when she exrangements. He went into the bar-room, and looked pressed her fears that he was not as well as usual, he over the numerous cards which adorned the walls; and would seek to re-assure her by assuming an air of gaieafter making a few inquiries of the bar-keeper, bis se- ty, and rallying her for indulging in such fancies. lection of a boarding-house was soon made. He then called for a carriage, and driving to a retired street in senting a gipsy girl in a storm. She was standing

Late in the spring he completed a fancy piece reprethe city, found the domicile of Mrs. Patton, a neat and under the shelier of a tree, endeavoring to regain her unpretending mansion, in which he engaged rooms bonnet which the wind had whirled among the lower that promised to be very pleasant. Within two hours from that time Lucile was established in her apartment,

branches; and in the oriental style of her beauty-the the windows of which looked out on a green and shaded dark dilating eyes, and lustrous hair, might be traced walk, which reminded her of the verdure of her own

a striking resemblance to Lucile. She smilingly re

marked it. sunny land.

“I saw you once in the same attitude,” he replied, “and in truth that suggested to me the idea of the

picture.” CHAPTER XI.

Through the interest of one of his friends, he proIn this wild world the fondest and the best,

cured a place for it in the public exhibition of pictures. Are the most tried, most troubled, and distress'd. The painter, unknown to all, mingled in the crowd and

Crabbe.

heard the strictures on what he considered his chef Good heaven! that sots and knaves should be so vain, dæuvre. To wish their vile remembrance may remain ! And stand recorded at their own request,

“What a glorious head," said a connoisseur with his To future days a libel or a jest.

Dryden.

blackened tube placed to his eye. "I do not know who

could have executed it. I have never before seen such Some months elapsed, and Lucile would have been spiritual beauty in any face.” perfectly happy, but for the continued silence of her “Ah,” thought the lover husband, "the original is yet father. She had not believed it possible that he could more lovely than that ;” and he fancied the radiant remain callous to her appeals. She still continued to smile with which his return would be greeted, and write regularly, though the hope of forgiveness had mentally repeated the celebrated remark of the English almost faded from her mind : yet she had not repented statesman, that “the best part of beauty is what a her clandestine marriage. How could she repent, when portrait can never express.” But his attention was the affection of Grey never slumbered ? If he saw the recalled to the answer which was made to the first faintest shadow on her brow, he would not leave her speaker. side until it was dispelled.

“Yes—as you say, the head is glorious, but the rest Grey had formed a few acquaintances among men of the picture is not at all in keeping. It is wonderful of his own profession, and several of them had visited that the same hand should have executed both. The his studio. Their criticisms on the productions of his picture wants perspective, and the foreshortening of pencil were valuable to him, as they enlightened him the arm is defective, the hand is good enough—nay yet more on the utter impossibility of a young and uncommonly good, for a young artist, and

told unknown artist, imperfectly trained in his profession, me just now that this picture was executed by a young making any progress in public favor, until years of man from Cuba. He possesses uncommon genius, but intense study and unwearied industry had given their his faults are many and glaring. The drapery is in last polish to his labors, and the question frequently very bad taste.” recurred to him, how was he to exist in the meantime? “True-but those flowers growing at the feet of the Already was their pittance nearly exhausted, and he figure, and that sandalled foot, are exquisite. The saw before him no means of replenishing his little painter has studied from nature alone, and where he store. In vain had he placed a sign on the most con- has imitated her, he is unrivalled. A year or two in spicuous part of his window bearing in goodly-sized Italy would render him master of his art.” letters the words, “Sidney Grey, Portrait Painter," and They passed on, and another group occupied the filled up the lower part of the sash with two of his space in front of the gipsy. “A mere daub,” drawled best heads. The children and servants of the neigh- a fashionable exquisite. “Look at those folds--there borhood admired and criticised them each day, but they is no grace--no elegance about them.” brought no "human face divine” to the artist, to trans- “But surely, there is beauty enough in the face to mit to posterity, in all the glory which white lead and compensate for that defect,” said a young girl, with a vermilion can bestow.

bright ingenuous countenance, who leaned on his arm. Many times did his spirit faint within him, and his “No,--Miss Wilmere, you mistake. The drapery hand fall nerveless by his side, as the possibility of of a figure is to a picture what fashion is to beautyfailing in his efforts presented itself to bis mind; and without it 'tis nothing. The man that painted that if such were his doom, to what a destiny had he thing had better follow the example of that-a--achained the being, whose affection had been the solitary what's his name-in the Disowned ?—go and burn his flower in his sterile path!

picture, brushes and all, and"

VOL. IV.-91

“And after giving up the art to which he has dedi. “No-not exactly a copy,” continued Mrs. Brown, cated his life, I suppose he may die as the poor Werner drawing a small picture, done in crayon, from her reti. did, 'unwept, unhonored, and unsung? unless perchance cule. It represented a girl of about fifteen with her hair he has an old parent, or a beloved wife to weep over folded back from her temples, simply twisted and conthe fate of the gifted. Ah, you little know the unmiti- fined with a small comb. The features were very orgated anguish your words might have conveyed to the dinary, and Grey wondered if the mother expected soul of the artist, had he heard them and believed you him to take a correct likeness from the slight sketeh to be a true Mecænas.

before him; but he soon found that she expected even “Really you are quite eloquent.”

more than that. “Shall I tell you the reason ?" said she. “I know “I wish you, Mr. Grey, to paint my child from that, something of the bistory of the painter-vay have seen but give her a little more of the look of a woman, and him once at a distance. I am now having my portrait put her hair up in the fashion. I cannot consent to taken, and Westfield is well acquainted with Mr. Grey. have it drawn back from her forehead in that frightful He conjectures that his circumstances are not good, manner. I should like to have it in ringlets." and he describes him as possessing more of the true “But surely, madam, no picture can be to you a spirit of genius—more enthusiasm for his art, than any resemblance of your daughter that is made to look one he has ever known. He is very young, and has a some years older, and to alter the whole cast of the wife whom all agree in describing as the most beautiful countenance by dressing the hair in a different style." of women. I should have called on her, but was told “Oh, as to that, I'm not particular, so it's a pretty that both appeared to shrink from society, and she is picture, and looks fashionable. It looks well to have seldom seen abroad until late in the evening, when she one's family portraits, and as my daughter died before generally walks with her husband. If my papa will we moved here, it doesn't signify whether it's a likeness consent, I intend purchasing this picture with all its or not, so it's pretty. Nobody'll be none the wiser defects."

about it's being a good likeness or a bad one, except The gentleman shrugged his shoulders. “You will ourselves, and we can keep our own counsel." soon have a fine collection, if you intend listening to “Very well, ma'am. I think I can please you," every romantic story that is told you about these paint said Grey. ers, and patronize them because they happen to be "Well, I'm glad to hear it, for I've been hesitating poor, and have pretty wives.”

about sending over to London to have both her's and "Those are not exactly my intentions," said the lady, mine properly painted; but 'tis such a trouble, that “but 'tis useless to endeavor to make you understand I'm glad to get it done here." them; for they and myself, must ever be to you as a “Yes, madam: a voyage across the ocean, merely sealed book.” And they passed on.

to have a portrait painted, would be rather tedious." As various as the characters who uttered them, were “Deary me-deary me! you don't suppose I was the comments made on the picture, and Grey returned going across the seas myself, risking my life in the home wearied and out of spirits. The next morning terrible storms that take place and all for a picture as he sat beside his easel, with scarce resolution suffi- that could be done without me ?" cient to make an effort at completing the piece before "I did not understand you, madam," said Sidney, in him, a knock at his door aroused him, and an elderly some surprise. “I thought you wished a likeness of gentleman entered, accompanied by the same young yourself, and of course presumed that you would wish lady he had seen at the exhibition the day before. to sit to the artist that it might be as correct as possible. The old gentleman presented his card.

“And so I do want my picture,” said the lady, with “Mr. Wilmere—and this is my daughter, Mr. Grey." some asperity. “And I guess it can be imported as

Sidney bowed; and after examining and admiring the well as Mr. Brown's goods. It will come to order, I various pieces that surrounded the room, Mr. Wil. suppose, as his credit's good on that side of the water mere informed him that he had called, at the earnest as well as this. I can send 'em word what sort of a request of his daughter, to purchase of him the picture face I have, and the color of my eyes and hair, and they of the gipsy girl, to which she had taken a great fancy. can paint me, and put a dress on like the print of the The price was named—the money placed in his hands, last fashions, and I shall be very well satisfied." and both father and daughter departed with many ex- Grey listened in silent wonder : he instantly perceirpressions of good will toward the artist.

ed the sort of character he had to deal with. Mrs. “I will never again despair,” thought he as he placed Brown was one of the vulgar rich-ignorant, fond of the money in his desk. “I must now seek Lucile, and show, and by the acquisition of wealth elevated to a describe this noble-hearted girl to her.”

position in society which she had not been educated to A few days afterward a lady called on him to paint fill

. Her blunders were a source of amusement to the her portrait. It was the first call of the kind, and he society in which she had been transplanted ; and knowsoon learned that he was indebted to the same source ing that she was liberal in her expenditures

, Miss Wilfor this patronage.

mere had suggested to her the propriety of employing “Miss Wilmere,” said she, “has shown me a fancy Grey to execute the long talked of portraits. piece, painted by you, and she assures me that the conni- With renewed hope, Grey set to work the following sheers say the head is quite the perfectibility of beauty.” morning, with Mrs. Brown by his side, watching the

“Mr. Grey, I wish you, in the first place, to paint progress of his pencil; but before the pictures were my daughter-and I have brought you a picture of her half completed, he felt that the sum which was to be taken before she died.”

paid for them would be bard earned. “You merely wish a copy then, madam ?”

Her daughter she first wished him to paint as : Hebe. A spirited sketch was soon drawn, but in the ture has gifted her. Depend on it he was not allowed meantime the good lady happened to meet with an to be faithful in his delineation of our hostess, and I antiquated copy of the Children of the Abbey, and, should never have recommended her to him had I not strange to relate, that romantic story, which has drawn believed him to be in reduced circumstances, and fountains of tears from young misses over the senti- thought her money would be as acceptable to him as mental misfortunes of Miss Amanda Malvina Fitzallen, that of any other person.” had never before fallen into her hands. The descrip- Miss Wilmere was absent four months, and when she tion of the portrait of the heroine's mother caplivated returned, she had not forgotten her promise. She her fancy, and the Hebe must be changed to a shep- sought the abode of Grey, but was informed by the herdess so soon as the brush of the artist could ac- landlady that about a month before that time, he had complish the metamorphosis. After various alterations, left her house, and she could not inform her whither he he succeeded in completing a very pretty fancy piece, had removed. the principal figure in which resembled any one else as “He got very little to do, ma'am,” said Mrs. Patton, much as the person for whom it was designed.

and I'm afraid all his money was pretty nigh exhaustHowever, the mother was satisfied, and it was sented before he left me ; for he was very low-spirited at home to adorn the walls of the newly furnished parlor; times. His health wasn't as good as it had been : the and that of the lady herself was commenced. Here cold weather last winter seemed to be very hard on him, Sidney found his difficulties increased ten-fold, for in for he had a cough all the time, and his wife, poor thing, spite of the evidence of her glass, Mrs. Brown persisted appeared to be miserable about him. I've many a in thinking that she was still quite young enough to time seen her start and turn pale when she heard that make a very fine picture ; and her style of dress was hollow cough, and my heart ached for her.” fantastic to the last degree. In vain did Grey remon- Miss Wilmere was deeply interested by this recital. strate-in vain did his good taste revolt from painting a Are you sure, madam, you can obtain no clue to figure tricked out in a style which might have rivalled their present residence ?" she inquired. the broadest caricature of the fashions: Mrs. Brown “I do not think it will be easy to do so, but I can carried the day, and she was represented seated on a make the effort. When they came to me, they had a sofa, attired in a gown of scarlet velvet, with rings, colored girl with them, who had been freed by Mrs. chains and brooches innumerable, disposed about her Grey's father, but she would not consent to leave her comfortable person.

young mistress. I gave her employment until about a He labored at first to make the likeness as striking as week before they left me, and she then hired herself in possible, but in this he was likewise baffled by the vani- another part of the city, though she came every night to ty of the woman: "this feature must be softened-see Mrs. Grey. I sometimes see her, and perhaps she another more rounded-the eyes lacked brilliancy-the will inform me where they now are." lips were a little too thick,”-in short he found himself “I shall be much obliged to you, madam, to make compelled to make her portrait as little like the origi- the inquiry, as it may be in my power to render some nal as that of her daughter. The day on which they services to Mr. Grey and his lady." were completed was a joyful one to him.

“Rely on me, my dear Miss Wilmere. I will do all That evening Mrs. Brown gave a large party, and in my power to discover them, for I have never seen the pictures were severely criticised by those who pre- strangers with whom I was more pleased.” tended to know any thing of painting. Caroline Wil- All the exertions of the good Mrs. Pation, were, howmere was there, and her praises excited the irritability ever, unavailing. She saw Agnes no more ; and every of an old gentleman who considered himself an indispu- clue to the ‘whereabouts' of her late boarders appeared table judge, as he had once spent six weeks in Europe, to be forever lost. had visited the Parisian gallery twice, and remained an

(To be concluded in the December number.] hour each time.

Thal a likeness! my dear Miss Wilmere,” said he, scornfully pointing to the luckless shepherdess; “why you may as well tell me the engraving on my snuff box

TO CAROLINE. was designed for you, as that thing there for Kitty, or (as

WRITTEN IN HER ALBUM. her mother has refined the name) Miss Kittina Brown. She was Brown in color as well as name-dumpy and I would not say that thou art fair, dear girl, pug-nosed. That figure is graceful, and the face is al- Nor tell thee of thy graceful, comely form, most beautiful. Pooh-pooh! this protege of your's (Tho' in these gifts fond nature has been kind ;) may paint very pretty fancy pieces, but a likeness he For they are frail possessions, and may last never can accomplish. If proof were wanting of that But the brief period of the transient hour. you need only look at the mother, and see what a Sorrow, or sickness, or relentless time, ridiculous looking figure he has made of her, without May waste that frame, or mar those magic features ; the slightest resemblance to the original."

But in the precious virtues of the heart, "Well, we will not dispute about it,” said Miss Wil. (Where Love and Truth and Innocence abide,) niere, good humoredly smiling—"I am going to the Thy worth consists : these are enduring charms springs to-morrow, and shall be absent all summer, but Which dark Misfortune has no power l'impair, when I return I will have my portrait taken again to But rather makes more radiant by his frown: convince you that my protegé, as you call him, can sue- These are the founts of Peace, and may they flow ceed in taking a likeness of one who is willing to Unhindered forth till life itself shall cease. be painted with only the share of beauty which na

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