American, January 11, 1845


January 11, 1845

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Years available: 1845 - 1845

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American (Newspaper) - January 11, 1845, Platteville, Wisconsin THE WORLW'B MY FILBERT, WHICH wrin MY CRACKERS i witx BY J. I.. MA ilrtII. PLATTEVILLE, (W. JANUARY 11, 1845. ror.vrv. I JiKiuiniC1. L. (.1. Siirndcr. lit- U. co.'ii.Mi U. POETUY. FAITH, ilOPI-5 AND ENEUtiY. DONALD MACLEOD. not Droop not wing, 11Y A- ii, it: IT, Wills, I "f li. f' 11.-H Ill-Ill ft. S. O. .iving carpet of gnh'.n far as th'; eye could reach, while; the scarcely pcrce road wound on through its bio beds and implements of female indus try, her angry passions were avraken- ed at what she thought bail-been a trick played on her by Freeman, and she in- fcernaJly resolved to maintain her own habitt and manners, atvd as early as possible disengage herself from all con- nexion with her husband's family. The elder Mrs. Freeman now approached, and kind voice invited her to take C J., "1 ne lit us1 time, i; t'lou.-aii uiilry which very unhappy seek but a through relief from the of a disairreeahlc eompan- n. mbil.ion beckons him up the t, accent lo fame, or the acqni- his time a tall forest lifted its undulating line along the he rizon, and as they journeyed on, a cl -aring began to be visible, the long v aving curl of blue smoke ascending far up in- to the serene ether. At fir it ap] cared large corn fields, then a a: J last- and en wealth ni.iy ly a log cabin built on the verge of the wood, but not close enough to i; 3 ben- efited by its shade, while felled imbcr and corn cribs, wood-she di ai cl pig- pens, obstructed the path to 11 3 otT her While disrobing, the boys placed a large pile of wood on the ample hearth, and calling on their mother make the followed their brother out. Flora looked with dismay at the heap of sufficient, as she thought, to dress a dozen dinners; but the old dame soon rolled them into order, and. a blazing (ire and the clean hearth spread an air of comfort over the dipartmcnt. Mrs. Freeman, with the dexterity of a back-woods cook, soonjproduced a supper that astonish- ed CTCII Flora by its variety and plen- ty; arid the kind and ailcctionate man- ner of the old lady to her sons, and their frank good-humor, would have concil- iated any heart but hers. She sat sul- lenly brooding over her fancied wrongs, until a real headache, which was-at first only an excuse for riot eating, drove her to bed. Freeman and his mother long conversing together, and Flo- ra saw tears bedewing the venerable check of the old toil-worn mother; but so far from softening her heart, she tried to strengthen herself iu her aver- sion to her mother-in-law. Thus Flora continued proud and cold towards her husband's relatives, >i.'i'bing for her own city home, and ri- diculing, all the sarcastic irony oi her natural disposition, every thing and every one, that accorded not with her own ideas of propriety. Freeman ili'fidijally grew rich and popular, be- come a of public business, a poli- tician, and spent but little time with his cross wife. The only friend in fact that sympathized ailments or bore with her fretfulriela was her despis- ed motheif-in-Jaw; andjw.hen ill health, the result of copfinenaent and sedentary habits, niade her at home, she was the only one who of- fered to console her or to alleviate her sufferings; for her husband had long since learbed "he should" of absence from her. Poor Flora, she hud the gem of life that gave it all its lustre from her, and no wonder every thing was dark to her. At length Flora became a mother, and through the sweet little girl that was her own image, she once more felt the stiiings toward the husband u horn she had so long treated with contemptuous aversion; but it came too late. He: scarcely marked the quiver- ing lip. the tearful eye, the changing cliL'ek of'Florii, as she' uncovered her lilde treasure to present it to him, and only remarking, that "children were he coldly left the pervades the heart of the Chris- Wo ild oncjc feel ts divine it would illuminate the path t inn si: vn r: AMI juiM'. m! and bee VI, JOll.X I la'L' i his relations- A! this requires devoted degree ol attachment. and loss a woman can truly say, in the (e out of a field, and in joyful has e hail- ed bis brother, while his whit head, bare legs am! arms, and '-'agge 1 trow- sers, excited a surprised stai3 fi-om I'lora. Throwing him the reir, Free- lifted liis bride to the gron id.and iii that moment an old woman j i a red flannel dress, white -j.-imbr-c c ip, and lilac to the dco d stick- ing her thumb into the si ort s cmmcd pipe she was smoking, she gnvi a loud cry of joy and grasped the hand if Free- man. 'Fiord shrank backache Dxtcml- nly felt disgust and surprise at her jncouth r.ot to rci cct how many sterling virtues be covered by the coarse, homespun garl SeTO- ral fine, sun-burned young mi n, all in country garb, came ro'vdinj in, and as Freeman presentee CE-ch in torn she formally curtsied lo each, ant with .a flushed cheek and contracted b xmsunk on the chair the mother of t! e family offered her. As.she looked ound on the humble, but neat d welli ng, ;he plain useful furniture, tnf ni to me in my youth. 1 loved my helicvei-s sat, with their families, bund fondly and rationally, and we' vailing for the water to come and came to this new it avwnevvl floa( thcm Many arches wore the sake of our children. Jl loved vny children, and when He, took my husband, I managed by active in- dustry to keep them together; I taught them their duty to God and to man, and instructed them by my eiample to love all mankind." uYou do not hate even me, laid Flora softly. have been vcised sometimes, contrived, witli breathing holes top, in which men might live, with waters around thcm, until the danger had passed away. ..The time fixed for the inundation proved a very dry sea- son, and the waterproof contrivances wer'i ruined by a continued drought. notwithstanding the of this prediction, we find that JJMHFcrus did not lose his faith; for he then get tlic would -buijiit in 177'I. aiul the gen- eral take place in 1778. In i'. 713 u iiermit fiigiitcned the in- hahifc.i ts-of i Trieste into the belief that the ilcsiruction of that city gener.i w-as tSie faiEh in which his pre- dictions received, that tho city was deserted to escape the destruction, j But the day passed over withou; any Calamity to any otic ex- cept'tic orjlucky prophet, when his dis to resume their found the predictor 6f !ad realised it in his own was hanged by the on.; hush ic dcst pers or orii, We h-ivcjqnotcd the above few among the very many which be adduced, to remind the; this is u no new thing under the We arc inclined to think the failure of this 1. -t, as faii t must, for people's expectations' up forever, of this will cr; v, and ricn longer strive to b': wise'nbovc Miat iia written. the preceding following passage from shfim to the lian v orld ijji the tenth cen riod f to those in w sttihtj-rs wc-.liavc quoted jsbove, occur- fnjlen under our eye: rn-jujr the which fciok irh ;