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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. <-ri the lloivovcr i .-irk thy fortune.-? are tiio il is a siM'iiig', licliiuil tin a star Tin: time :nu t come for till to fail. Tiu af'.c-r i Hist apart The; oil coils' mo.--, the lights IJL-OW ice JD in.-- rouiiil the heart. Yut ihcri tliou not but A v-tcailrti t potil on tliec yliall stream TiiO tiiflit w icli (joilliatii given i i sleep, The toad uf a clrc-.un. Tlinra ini.l IlcallSi anpcaroc; to mo To la lor a noble form, Tuo .00 to be Tlic of the worm. !3ut v ns lining-. On the arcliod, bro v ayony was si own And frimi tii pak- fever-pare ictl, Broko tin liall'-atiflud moan. Vv'ron In, f. 'O brings toward him trod, Vi lio.se 1< told of s-n n (on'ii.-s t.liosc M'liicli God spirits in. M. Orn Hides ai love this'Freemnawell enough ;o ab; u- tlon that is now to you .or new and untried friends and scones "Dear mother, it is rd to part with you, Thin- Thov IVCll tllC ;h .'Voni liis brow the free from 15V lit i 'i u: AX, 'i1. MTTUN. TANU or joux I'ill llealtl her roseate flew [pain, Esull'ni; in eacli vein. Anil till th F.ternal iwrlal.-' ope, That ilr shall never fade ma I'licao ru-g 1 FAITH ami HOPE, "OO. l-'rn- i i'TON. n v, J, L N Y Natioiiul j] FLORA. is iiro, corner i I' i.1. I'l.A.'l Froi i the "Are on sure, S''lora, you love this well enough to leave mother, ?ister.i, ;nid home lor permit r, .u to add, an easy life of social ytijoyme it friends for unknown coiHioxii nsT' l-'lora' check v.-cis varyi ig through all tho ados from rose to crimson, as oai voice and eyes her ;r questioned her, and her Dry Try glingurs scarcely li-.-ld the ncc- dk: v.'ill which she w a-i cnib.'olderin; Lr ilc. Jilr.-r. Worth! igton wait- minutes, arid as Flora did not d not what you have so ;ird, I'i'a'; marriage is the most it in a woman's life. Men rry injudiciously; and, for But harder to part with Be it so, and-mny the F tithe i of the orphan bless you. my y' and Mrs. Worthingtotiha: t  .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 
                            

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