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bears me,

off utterly-I am his wedded wife-forgive--forgive those among whom I have dwelt for so many years.” me, father.”

In silence Victor obeyed—and stilling the mighty emo"Never--but on one condition. Those ties may be lions that were wringing his heart, by the exercise of broken. Suffer them to become as though they were a pride, which by indulgence had become the master not, and I can clasp you to my breast once more as my passion of his soul, he proceeded to the house. daughter—but as his wife, never.”

“My friends,” said he in a husky tone, “ you behold Lucile raised her bowed head, and her fair cheek in me a forsaken father. My daughter has chosen to glowed with emotion, as she placed her hand in that of follow the fortunes of Sidney Grey. Henceforth I Sidney, and said,

have no child. My nephew shall be unto me as a son, “ Then is my fate decided. I should be unworthy but the name of Lucile shall from this hour be an interthe name of woman--unworthy of the love which he dicted word. Let those who love me, or value my

could I forsake my husband. No, father : friendship, aid me in forgetting that I have a child. though you are loved deeply, dearly, my choice is made. Our revels must not be interrupted by this untoward I go forth to the world, to struggle, perchance, with occurrence. Let us have music.” difficulties of which I have not dreamed, but they will And the sounds of revelry came from those walls, be sweetened by love, and may you not be haunted by which, if nature had been allowed free course, would remorse for the course you have pursued toward the have echoed back the wailings of anguish for the loss of child of her who lies in her silent grave. Adieu." their youthful heiress. A hollow and unreal pageant

“Hear me a moment, before we part,” said Grey. was throwing its mockery over the aching heart, and "General Montressor, you have created me in this burning brain, as if the sounds of mirth could bring matter, as though I possessed not the feelings of a man, the reality, or the spirit of melody could breathe into yet I forgive and I pity you; for you love your daughter the soul its divine essence, and bid the warring passions better than your life, though your pride refuses to cease the sorrowful heart be joyful. yield to her entreaties. If you can live without her, let The priest, that dark and strange man, was standing your heart be at rest on her account. Her happiness under the shadow of the trees, and a mocking smile was shall be my first care, and though you have spurned my on his pale lips as he stopped and listened to the minallia nce, you know that you may confide her to my gled sounds which floated on the evening air. love with implicit faith.”

"Aye-laugh--dance-ring out your joyous meaThey turned away, and a turn in the walk soon hid sures, but each note falls on his heart as a knell. Old them from view.

dotard ! to be played on thus, and by me-me, his “Stop, we part not thus,” shouted Victor, maddened deperdent, his spiritual director-ha! ha! ha! I can by the triumph of his rival.

laugh to think how completely this man, who lords it “Forbear,” said his uncle, in a stern tone, at the same o'er his hundreds of slaves-who bows not his head to time laying a nervous grasp on the arm of his nephew. any man—is under my dominion : and if he knew whom “Rather thank Heaven that you have not a human he thus humbles himself before, Holy Mother ! would life to answer for. Let them go: a pair of love-sick there not be a reckoning between us! And I—what fools--the dream will soon be over, and then you will have I bound myself to bis side for ? Chained, Promebe amply avenged."

theus-like, with the vulture of the past preying on my “No—a few appeals and you will forgive them-re- soul. Heart of mine thou knowest I 'bide my time,' ceive them again, and all will be forgotten,” said Victor. and 'twill come ere long. I urged him to the unnatu

“By my faith, no," replied the old man with bitter-ral course he has pursued toward his daughter. I ness. “What I, who have so worshipped her, to be thus played on the feelings of Victor, and used him as my deceived, and forgive ? Never was a father so devoted tool. I performed the solemn rite which weds his to a child. At night my last thought was of her; my child to poverty, and will bring him with sorrow last murmured word a blessing on that heart which has and remorse to his grave, for he shall not relent. I become estranged from me. When I awoke, it was will yet shew him who has done this, and why I have with the glad thought that I should see her bright face pursued him with relentless bate. Perseverance-smiling on me. I have followed her lithe and lovely perseverance--ha! ha! ha! what can it not accomplish? figure with my eyes dimmed with the tears of affection And now I go to view yon hollow pageart-to see the and pride. She knew that she was the life of my life--childless father throw over him the mantle of pride, the pulse of my heart-yet she has forsaken me. Can which he fancies conceals the contortions of agony that I forgive such base ingratitude ? Never--never !" convulse his soul; but he cannot deceive me.” And

Utterly overcome by his emotions, he sat down on assuming his usual meek and quiet demeanor, he glided the marble steps which led into the pavilion, and wept. among the guests. A few words spoken at that moment in favor of his child, might have restored her to his arms as dearly

CHAPTER IX. cherished as ever, but the priest suddenly appeared.

Gentle lady, “The company are still in silent wonder at your

When I did first impart my love to you, protracted absence,” said he, and lowering his voice

I freely told you, all the wealth I had he muttered something in the ear of his patron, which

Ran in my veins; I was a gentleman: appeared to chase his spirit anew. He arose, and after

And then I told you true.

Shakspeare. a brief struggle, regained his composure.

Are we not one? Are we not joined by Heaven? "Retire to your own room, Victor. That lowering Each interwoven with the other's fate? Fair Penitent. brow is unfit for a scene of festivity. For me, my duty Grey and his fair bride were detained in Havana to myself calls on me to sustain my character before I some days, before the ship which was to bear them to

their new home, was ready to sail. In the meantime coldness of death, but earth's flowers, springing from Lucile had written several times to her father, but her the dust to which we have returned, are types of that letters were returned unopened. Her efforts to see other life to which we are taught to look with that love him were also unavailing.

and faith which casteth out fear. I remember your General Montressor had liberated the girl who had mother; and you are strikingly like her. I can see ber been reared with his daughter, with the secret hope pale, subdued countenance before me now, as she sat at that the affection of Agnes for her young mistress her sewing, with those long, slender fingers plying ber would induce her to follow her fortunes. In this he needle with unwearied industry. I remember her death, was not mistaken. Agnes was the daughter of Lucile's and the prayer of my own gentle parent that you might nurse, and the affection and fidelity of the colored be henceforth considered as the child of her adoption." slaves, toward those whom they have watched over in “And I well recollect all her kindness to my orphan infancy, is frequently as remarkable as that shown by boyhood. My mother was not born to the station in the Highlanders to their foster children. The first which you first knew her. She was the daughter of a thought of the old woman, when her daughter pro- Virginia planter, and, while her father lived, enjoyed claimed her freedom to her, was, that she could now every advantage which competence could command. accompany her beloved child in her exile from her na- At his death she was left destitute. Security debts to tive land.

a large amount attested at once his own good nature “Now 'member," said she, "if you is free from mas- and the villainy of those in whose honor he bad conter, you is still de bounden slave of Miss Lucile. I fided. Her father resided near the Virginia Univerb'longed to her mother 'fore she was ever married, and sity, and at the time of his death she was betrothed to if it wern't for dat will leavin' de property to master as one of the students. He possessed a small indepenlong as he lives, she would'nt be turned out of her fa- dence, and no sooner heard of my mother's unexpected ther's house now, wid nothin' to bless herself wid; so change of circumstances, than he insisted on being if you wants me to die easy in my bed, you'll go wid united to her at once. He had no near relatives to conher, wait on her, do ebery thing dat I'd do if I was free trol his wishes, and she became his bride. to go wi' her too. Does you hear me, Aggy, child ?" “He left the University immediately, and proceeded

“Yes, mammy, and I is gwine to do so too. Miss to his native place to prosecute the study of medicine. Lucile's always been kind to me, and I is'nt gwine to I will lightly pass over what followed, for it is too painforget it now, when her own father turns his back on ful for a son to dwell on. In - he became enher." That night Agnes joined her young mistress. tangled with a set of dissipated young men, and, for•

The wardrobe of Lucile was forwarded from her fa- getful of the new tie which bound him, he gave himself ther's, and on opening her jewel box, she found in it up to the reckless enjoyment of the passing moment. gold pieces to the amount of several hundred dollars. "The consequences were utter ruin, a broken constiA slip of paper was fastened to it on which her father tution, and to my mother an almost broken heart. He had written “Make the most of this, for’uis all you will left - and went to a distant village, but could get ever receive from me."

no employment, and for several years they endured That evening they embarked, and Lucile stood on the extreme of poverty. Many times, to lose the sense the deck of the ship until the last tint of daylight faded of his degradation and suffering, he would return to from the sky, straining her vision toward the dim line the first cause of his misfortunes, and for days would on the horizon's edge, which showed where that isle of lie in utter oblivion of all around him. beauty lay; and when she could no longer see the land "He had one brother, many years his senior, who of her birth, she sat down and wept such tears as are resided in Philadelphia, and but for his occasional asonly wrung from a young heart mourning over its first sistance rendered to my mother in the shape of small deep grief.

sums of money, sent as he could spare them, they must Grey sat beside her, and sought to draw her from have perished in spite of my mother's industry. She the contemplation of the past, to view that future which many times denied herself the rest which exhausted was opening before them; and as she listened to the nature almost demanded, that she might continue a tones of that beloved voice, they brought comfort to few more hours at her needle. At length my uncle her soul, and gradually her tears became less passion- wrote that all his hopes of reformation on the part of ate-soon they had ceased to flow.

my father had been abandoned; but he would still “I have never told you the history of my parents,” offer him an employment which would make no call on said he, as they leaned together over the side of the the intellect, that had been obscured, almost destroyed ship, and looked into the clear depths below, in which by his course of life. A wealthy planter, residing in the Heavens, with each bright and glorious star, were one of the West India Islands, had commissioned him mirrored.

to procure an overseer, and he offered the situation to "No-I have never heard you speak of your relatives, my father. except as children, when we went hand in hand to The prospect of employment, which would bring deck the graves of our mothers with flowers: and do him a comfortable support for his wife and child, reyou remember, Sidney, how I cried because the mar- stored him in some measure to his former self-respect. ble tablet over my mother's grave prevented me from From that hour he drank no more; but the rememplacing the flowers on the earth which covered her, as brance of what he was, and what he had once fair you did on the more humble resting place of your prospects of becoming, embittered every moment of mother? That incident has made a lasting impres- his life. He was ever kind to my mother; but for sion on me: I would not be buried under one of those hours have I seen him walk the floor of our humble cold, dismal looking stones, if my own wishes could abode, and tears would stand in his eyes as he looked prevent it. No- let the sun shine on my grave, the on her and called her his suffering angel. He related dews moisten it, and the green grass wave above my last to me what I have now told you, and made every effort resting place. Marble well represents the repose, the to impress on my young mind a horror of everything


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 80- 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 proaflection."

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 bowing to the gentlemen as he Behold the seal is on them !"


" As there can be no farther need of my presence “ Did I but purpose to embark with thee 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- 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 hin 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 earted," 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- | dozen paintings not entirely completed, which can. lence were never unhceded.

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-0 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

"Who would refuse to listen to the whispers of hope whither; and baffled in his search, Mr. Edmonds was when breathed in such a voice as thine, and enforced 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

“Here,” she continued, "are my jewels. They are to the hotel, though when there he shrank from com

not of great value, considering that I was the heiress 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 por. with no knowledge of business--possessing only a few paintings, whose merit he well knew was not sufficient- subsistence are within my reach. In the meantime the

must remain untouched so long as any other means of ly striking to attract purchasers with a newly wedded wife, dependent on him for support. He felt that her sum before us will suffice until I become acquainted

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

“As you please," replied Lucile. “We must seek days had already commenced.

boarding in a less expensive house than this, and perHis intention bad been to accept the home offered haps the keeper of the house will employ Agnes, and 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 mucb. 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 10 Agnes to keep her with soul pointed. After a struggle for composure, he en me, while I am unable to pay her the wages her 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 wise. Why, from Was he pleased to see you ? Tell me all in a word.” whence did you obtain all this stock of wisdom, me

"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 to 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 wbich 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 c'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

Late in the spring he completed a fancy piece reprecalled for a carriage, and driving to a retired street in senting a gipsy girl in a storm. She was standing the 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, d'eurre. To wish their vile remembrance may remain !

“What a glorious head," said a connoisseur with his And stand recorded at their own request, To future days a libel or a jest.


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 ma king 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

In vain had be 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 dra pery 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 his 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 thal—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"

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