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Waukesha Democrat (Newspaper) - October 9, 1849, Waukesha, Wisconsin u .1 If- WAUKESHA, WIS., OCTOBER 9, 1849. NO.I13. rah and Sarinl of Little Iff ell. For she was dead. There upon her little bed, sin: by rest. The. t oleum stillness in i 00, will be WJH no marvel now. She was dead. No sleep beautiful and N 10 Regular me '.iri; week. air that stirred among ihoso branches in the sunshine, some trembling light would lull up- on her grave. Earth to earth, nsltos to allies, dust to dust. Mr.nj a young hand dropped iis little wreath, calm, no free from trace of pain, so fair to anfj many a stifled sob was look upon. She seemed a en-atone fresh from and they were a down. All hand of waiting for the breath ofi sincere and truthful in their sorrow. whohad Jived aTi. I suffered death. service done, the mourners stood apart ami tho villagers closed round lo look into the grave before the pavement stone should bo re- placed. One called to mind how he had seen her sitting on that very spot, arid how her book bad fallen on her lap, and she was gazing with pensive (lice upon the sky. Another told how he bad wondered much that .one .so delicate cou'.d be, so bold; how she had never feared to enter the church at night, but had loved to linger there when all was and even ciiaib.lo ihe tower stair, with no more light than the moon's rays stealing through the loopholes in the thick old wall. V whis- per went about tbrs oldest there, that she bad h angels; and when thry c Blaster of isv ci Her dressed with hero and there some winter berries and (freer leaves, gather- ed in a spot she had been usec' to favor. 1 When f
forswei'ir man- kind. -I nit the soft glance of a lovely vvoman's Nr I will not say that. It is not her beauty tl nehas fnscicr.ted me, but herenchnnt- inff modi sty her high-smiled devotion to her brother, Kir purity and elevation of mind.' This inclusion .satisfied his love tind his vdnitj at ohce, for it convinced him that the object of Ifts romantic but generous sijfectipn was evciv'Way worlliy oi the unsought gift, he had hesti upon ilie'iv.'. 'I will apt leave this, .pursned she. has niji one here, to protect her only reld- tivti. lieu he citieis she wiHJbe left destitute with IJttl yi-orn, need some; fraitid. tila! I have it. I will write to Har- riet. and .-c'ljuiosE her to corne to hie immcciiatis- ly, as she can bo of sirvica l'..i me and her dear frit'iui Evelyn.' A light step interrupted him in his .solitary meditations, and a graceful form iipproacheiJ the bed whoi'C the invalid lay. 'llis.s'Vi.'iTio! escl.-iiiin'd Iwanl. Iiad hoped t.'iatyou were liiking snnio rest, after the fiiiigiie of thi; day. I have been xvavchina strictly, I vol.1.' believe ynu, Mr. she 'And 1 thiinU you I'm1 it; I annul sleep, and I feel far letter svhcn him. Low do you think before the Doctor can ar- rivt'l' 'I hcitr horse i' feet he answered, 'and 1 suppose it. must be Dr. 'O id grant it I1 she rjricn'iitri.l. in ti low, f< r- .vent tone, as he turned from her to leave the room. At ihc door- nf the hn'd he was met by Dr. Worjdly, i LMr. tny bey, are yonl Happy to see ymi, buf very much to see you here. Mr1. Y; r.ion an old ncfjuuiul- anee ;in curly fneiuir 'He i.s exeeedingly ill, I fear. n-iswcr- ed Ivhvard, evasively, 'e.i.d 1 e.m d, lighted that'you came o speedily.' 'Oil he repiied, '.1 was ut home, Lffiing in i! dr.y's I iVoin my 'iri'l hastened to summons, you might not furm an dei'ogalory to n-y tliiiracti r as ;m M. D.' Uy th's linic, they Inn; ".clic'.l the, cliandirr uf iU i'. air! the hnsl'.ing liind- ,'iearted physiei; :i pi-ej-si.'i! ihe of the .sis- ter inu.1 ;i words eomf irt ftin! l.is Iv.'i.-lyu wiilnhed his a.--, he iirm'ned the ITT Ijrol.'icT, and :-he ynw his coiitnit t, iiiiil hi.s tiiou 'ht 'You sny lie h.is in tlii.? for Si.'vcr- ;ii !io iinssver-'i! Frederick, 'sinto o'- elnek.' Dr. yfiooiv his and -sighed as he, from liielie.j. As his ey: tin the ariLrui.sh'.'d oi iiie sister, lisstiiiitd ii inon; cheerfiil look, ljul Evelyn that it was only iissuj-jied. 'VVriat do you f'link of liiii't' she in a low vnice, flXHii; her earnest: sii-iidily on him; not i.lec-'ive Ductnr, for 1 am able to bear 11 1 o yon i inny hope fur his ITCOVIM-I T 'Wliy, iVfiss he replied, 'while there is life, ifcc you thc Yui'.r broilior is ,'ery but I do not thiit I hope .hi will recover. He will re- quire, ts.'tidcr ing, ihul, you know well how to bestow.' Mfi: h.'.s been well, poor sou'.! since the-death of his s.voet ehimed Mrs. Kigin, the of her apron lo her eyes, which very red, bat whether from v.'ucping, or her beside 'dear Miss Kdwin! co'il.i not deiennine. 'He said, when he kUs.d her f.ir the iast time, t'ml he wonlil jo 'n !e..T 'Abidam, you disU'essino; in'.ei'i I'.pieu K i'.Vi.rd, u voice, ;ind some- what poor soul ;in: I! Hut I did not in tend to do it. I only thinking about that nii.inrnfiil scene, she the miriister, and little Lira, all by the '1'e iry.iu commanded ford, who hii-.l ihe iV.ee ol Kve- lyn becoming ssi.i' r, lieflirtiiv contrac- ting ilio elT.i -I to suppress 'Ah'oiv me. Miss couiinuad, gently, 'to von from the room. You will feel b'tier lit y.'.'i'svlf for ;i moinents.' Iv'clyn snliVrju i.im to conduct her into anoth- er apartment, and hs; U'iis about to leave her, luiil her s-.iiall hnnj on Jii.s arm an involuntary motion, und said, in a low, quick 'Dr. Wood'y 1.rlnves him he not1? For heaven's sake, do not deceive, Mr. Diiylsf.jrd; it wou.d kill dear repliful IvhvnrJ, pressing her ham' nhnost reverentially, 'vour fears are exaggerating his danger; he is" not dying, 'Bat what, Mr. she repeated, laving' her slight lingers on her heart, as if to still its beating. -Do not fear me; I can sus- tain myself niidei any communication. For his sake, I will wear a calm she. ridded, with a look of such r.gony, that the tears carne into his eyes in spite, of himself, 'though my heart may be breaking.1 'Do not talk so said Kdwarcl gently. 'Voii should endeavor to recDueilc 3fourself to this afthction, not only fur his sake, but for your own and little Lorai's.1 she passionately, 'for the sake of the child, who will then be an orphan, nnd desolate, like myself. Oh, Henry, my protec- She covered her fae.e with her hands, nnd sunk intria chair, sobbing- convulsively'. Kd- fttond before her, trembling in every nerve, .bis eyes :noist wi'.li tears, antl his tongue Tpfusirinf to n'ter one syllable nf conso- lation. His only thou-glit to henven I dared oifer her the protection she needs and that 1 would so gladly bestow.' But her grid' to deep holy, to ad- mit of his pouring out ihc burning thoughts that filled his and ho con'd only hope that the time, tew Id come when he might speak, nnd she listen to his tale of love. Oh, Love! upon what aliment canst ihon not subsist! Cradled in the tempest, or born amid the din and shock of battle, or in the chamber of death, beside the coffin and the Love, thy home should be in sunny, bowers, beside murmuring1 streams, where the whispered' word, the soft, embrace, the mu- sic tone, would follow ihy approach, and wait on thoe forever! But wo see thee in the poor man's or.by the feverish couch, grasping the thin hand, an! pressing tho throbbing brow, or. bending at the lovly grave, fearru! and ef the narro'v home which must hold all living, and of the dear one whose companions are corruption- and tho But, Love, thou rrt immortal, and the grave cannot entomb then, for ihon earnest from a- b.ove, iirjd: thy eter.iity will, be spent amid the never fading :glories of Heaven itself; voice of Evelyn lecallcd Edward to himself, she'said, 'you will j find an unoccupied room adjoining my brolU- er's. You look pale now, and I beg that you i will retire a id seek repose. It nuty' appear .strange to you, Mr. she added, willi a faim sad smile, more touching even then her tea's, for it told of a wounded heart j struggling heroically with his grief, 'that I treat you so whose very cxist- I once was yesterday unknown to I your name i.s as iinniliar to mo as 'household for i.ry friend Harriet Mowbray, men- I lions it in every letter that she sends me from her city homo.' vSho liesititcd, and a deep blush suffused her transparent cheek. 'Harriet wrote with the pen of ajparlial con- Edward replied, with ratberanunsteady j voice, 'and f on'y hope that an acquaintance with the original will not yon.' -1 have ai.-oady discovered that Harriet is no Evelyn remarked with emotion; 'your benevolence and generosity is proved by your cotu'uc'. to the strangers whom you so kindly assisted; nnd I feel a weight of grati- tude to you that i.s almost oppressive. I can never repay you, but I know that one mighti- er than 1 will reward every act of charity to His sufie-ring creatures.' wish for no stammered Edward, your friendship.' 'You have it, Mr. replied Eve- lyn oxtendhvT her hand to him, while tears I stood in her large eyes; 'the blessings and prayers of iho orphan will be your own conscience will be your richest reward. 'AbT thought he, 'if she could look into my heart, she would not find there tbe disinteres- ted genorcsiiy she applauds.' 13in he could not explain this to her, and ho was compelled to remain silent. detaining' you continued Eve'- lyn, raising up as slifi spoke: 'I lee! so much I better that 1 accompany 3Tou back to Hen-' j ry's room, ard then I insist on your retiring tot n while at least.1 Edward did not object, for he was anxious to despatch tbe letter lo Harriet in the morning; so he desired to write it immediately. When arrived in tin sick man's chamber, they found Mrs. Elgin asleep in a lartrc chair, and Doc- tor Woodly seated on the bed beside bis pa- tient. He bi ckoncd them to approach. 'He inquired fur Miss In; whisper- ed making way for the sister as he She bent over the invalid, and pressed a long kiss on his brow. 'Is it yon, he asked, feebly; 'bless you, my 'Here is Mr. .Daylbford, whispered Evelyn; 'he has been with yon all night.' 'Mr. repealed, and then, af- ter resting his large dark eyes on the stranger for a moment, he added, 'I know him May Heaven reward him ior his And poor littlo Lora, is she His sister roplied in the aliirirative, but the Doctor interrupted her by saying: 'You inust not converse, iMr. Vernon, not a single insist on perfect silence be- ing maintained by you. iSo, Miss Evelyn, go back to your ,'ooin, and do not return until morning.' 'I will remain here, replied Evelyn, quietly, 'but 1 will not disobey your com- mands. 'Then replied Woodly, bluntly, 'but you must promise, to behave as unobjeetion- ably as .Vrs. Elgin there.' Even Kvelyn could scarcely suppress a smile at the ludicrous figure llio good woman presented. Leaning far back in a wide arm chair, her cap thrown loose, her eyes closed, and her mouth wide open, she seemed tho very picture of sleeping contentment. The physician threw aloungc, and com- mencing mixing medicine, and Edward took u seat beside Evelyn approached them softly. ''i here is your room Mr. slio said; 'you promised to retire, and Or, Wood- Jy will insist on your doing so, when he ob- serves how badly you look now.' 'Yes, Ned, ;ny dear said the disci- ple of Escupalius, without' raising his eyes, you are not looking as fresh as when I saw you ihe Springs a year ago. Any latent disease, affection of the '1 seo yon have not forgotten how to Edward answered, evasively. 'No, nor will 1, while this head is six feet above he replied; 'but what have you done with pretty 'Indeed, returned Edward, somewhat haughtily, ;I am in no humor to receive a joke, nor is this the proper place for amusement-' 'Toncby, ejaculated the impcrtinablo Woodly; 'well, bow tho wags! Sha was the beauty of the season, and perfectly devoted to you. I thought it would be a match, without fail, but ladies are so fickle.' Tho blood mounted to Edwards temples, and he inxvardly pronounced his medical com- panion 'a senseless, unfeeling He for- got that the physician was so accustomed to rooms, and helpless that such things made but a momentary impression on his naturally gay heart; beside, he was try- ing to deceive Evelyn as to his real senti- ments concerning her brother, and haviny neither a delicate or penetrating mind, he thought it best to assume a light, earless man- ner. A gain, he forgot that the doctor had good reason for what be bad said, as the beautiful heiiess, Anna had been his professed admirer the summer before, and he had" devo- ted himself it her on that account. His vani- ty was flattered by her open admiration, artd he might have been eought in the snare art- fully thrown ou; for liim, if his cousin MIM Mowbray, had not made some disclosures of the voung lady's conduct 'behind thc scenes' as she termed them, which shocked and dis- gusted him. He has nothing to blame him- self for in tbe whole affair, save his weakness in having yielded lo her facirmtions for a mo- ment. But Dr Woodly. knew nothing :of alt this, and his inquires are simple and nstural, though he should not have chosei. such m nor his railery. 'You have forgotten that I asked jonr-opirt- ion as to Mr. Day Isfard's Evelyn, sweetly, 'do you not trunk he needs rest, Dr. 'Why, yes' ,he replied, reully think JwJ needs something to quiet his nerres, for they are Then you w" 11 not refuse, Mr. Dajlsfcrt t I am selfish in this, addsd. With her touching sm le, 'for I think ihat will, need services alter this time; and witling to spare you." V you mean to keep.him for a foilor
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