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MOUNT VERSOX CHAPTER, No. 13.

JASPER CHAPTER, 3o. 35. Asa II, Leonard, 202 Second Street,

P. C. Cooper, S Ninth Avenue. Dewitt C. Cammeyer.

Edward Il. Nodyne, 51 Morton Street. | HANCOCK CHAPTER, No. 14.

C. S. Cooper, 1 West 12th Street. David Millikin, 47 Bedford Street.

NIAGARA ciLAPTER, No. 36. lleory Wilson, 76 Carmine Street, cor. Varick.

William B. Smith, si Delancy Street. James Parish, 11 Levis Street,

Williain T. Peek, 19 Greenwich Avenue.

Samuel J. Jacobs.
LIBERTY CHAPTER, SO. 15.

AMERICAN STÁB CELAPTER, xo 37.
CH, Wheeler, 149 Perry Street,

Francis D. Allen, 142 Nassau Street. Creorge W. Devor, 156 Franklin Street.

William Quackenbush.
Moses C. Hagadorn, 109 llenry Street.

Lucius D. Isham, Sufferns, Rockland Co.
DECATOR CUAFTEN, so. 16.

HAGSA CHARTA CHAPTER, NO. 38.
C. Goodrich Boyce, G. C. of the C., 74 Varick Street,

Daniel Talmage, P. G. S., 93 Wall Street. Jola P, Lydecker, Grand 1st C, 515 Greenwich Street.

John L. Vandewater, G.S., 12 Wall Street. David Coleman, SS Varick Street,

I. D. Forest, Smith Street, near Warren Street, Brooklyn.

ZACKARY TAYLOR CHAPTER, NO. 39.
LEXISGTON CUAPTER, No. 17.

Hiram A. Maynard, cor. 51st Street and 5th Avenue.
Ruben Isdell, 5 Gascoin's Buildings, alyrtle Av. Brooklyn. Isaac Clark, 50th Street, near 3d Avenue.
John H. Switzer, 21 Gold Street,

Abm. Tappa:, Goth Street, near 2d Avenue.
Judah B. Voorhees, 21 Lawrence Street Brooklyn.

TAPPAN CHAPTER, No. 40.
NATIONAL CHAPTER, xo. 19.

Richard Ebbetts, G. C. C., 270 Spring Street.
George F. IIopper, 140 Elm Street.

Stephen B. Myers, Piermont. George F. Coachman, 41 Suffolk Street.

NEW YORK CHAPTER, NO. 41. Henry W. Fisher, Sen., 393 Broome Street,

Edward Prince, 2596 Bleecker Street.

D. S. Bookstaver, 33 West 14th Street.
ADAMS CHAPTER, XO.-19.

Frauklin Nurse, 44% Carmine Street.
PERRY CHAPTER, No. 21.

HUGUENOT CHAPTER, NO. 42.

Edward Jones, North Shore, S. I.
Jacob A. Roome, 291 West 24th Street,

Selden Pratt, 310 Madison Street.
Nicholas L. C. Roome, cor. 29th Street and 11th Avenue.
William Robinson, 63 Eighth Avenue.

E PLURIBUS UXOX CHAPTER, NO. 43.

John C. Wandell, 197 Seventh Street.
CHARTER OAK CHAPTER, NO. 22.

Charles P. Raymond, 82 Division Street.
Joseph II. Petty, 3 Columbia Street.

Calvin 0. Billings, 27 West 230 Street. Charles II. Reed, Avenue C., bet. 3d and 4th Streets.

LIBERTY TREE CHAPTER, NO. 44.
Samuel H. Doty, 347 Bowery, cor, of 3d Street.

John S. Robbins, 201 Lydius Street, Albany.
FORT WASHINGTON CHAPTER, NO. 23.

John H. Perkins, 163 Hudson Street, Albany.

W. W. Lappeus.
Francis Fowler, Yonkers.
Henry Jay, Amos Street, near West.

UNION CHAPTER, No. 45.
L. D. Barling, 49 Cedar Street.

RINGGOLD CHAPTER, NO. 46.

Minard Lafevre, 247 Broadway.
WOODHOLL CHAPTER, xo, 24.

Williams Forbes, 278 Spring Street.
Charles P. Bennett, Jamaica, L. I.

D. W. King, Dobbs' Ferry. Benjamin L. Seamen, Jamaica, L, I.

TROSSIDES CHAPTER, No. 47.
Herry S. Lott, Jamacia, L. I.

Samuel M. Wood, 24 Bowery.
CHAMPE CHAPTER, NO. 25.

Wm. B. Weiss, 24 Bowery.
Stephen H. Hopper, G. 2d C., 747 Washington Street.

Abm. K. Taylor, 6 Reade Sireet.
G. R. Purdy, G. F. C. 149 Hammond Street,

STANDING COMMITTEES.
John C. Buckbee, 92 Morton Street.
PLYMOUTH CHAPTER, NO. 26.

Grand Executive Committee.
Jesse Reed, P. G. S., 59 Courtlandt Street.

P. G. S. Jesse Read, Chairman. 1 üliam Steel, 805 Pearl Street,

P. G. S. Simeon Baldwin, P. G. S. Daniel Talmage, Martin K. Bridges, Henry Street, Brooklyn.

G. 1st C. Jno. R. Rydecker, G. C. C. Richard Ebbetts,

G. F. C. G. R. Purdy, Chan. Henry Jay,
BUSKER ULL CITAPTER, NO. 27.

Chan. David Millikin,

* George W. Alston. Charles E. Gildersleve, 546 Broadway.

Grand Finance Committee. E. M. Farrington, 128 Perry Street.

P. G. S. Thomas R. Whitney, Chairman,
George W. Sherwood, cor. Charles and Hudson Streets.

Chan, Jeremiah J. Dickinson, Chan. David Jillikin.
EXCELSIOR CHAPTER, NO. 28.

Printing Committee.
James A. Lucas, 44 Suffolk Street.

P. GS, Jesse Read, Chairman. George W. Thorbur, 71 Norfolk Street.

Chan. William Steele, Chan. Joseph C. Morton, John Barker, 6 Christie Street.

By-Law Committee.
INDEPENDEXCE CHAPTER, No. 29.

Chan. E, B. Brush, Chairman.
Andrew J. Ackerman, 133 Franklin Street.

P. G. S. Daniel Talmage, Chan, M. La fevre. Gilbert L. Haight, 507 Pearl Street, Brooklyn.

Chairmen of fisiting Committee. Pranklin Johnson, 77 West Broadway.

No. 1. G. C. of E. Wm. W. Osborn-Mount Vernon, Pute SCHUILER CHAPTER, NO. 80.

nam, American and Independence. Samuel Knorer, 802 Second Street.

No. 2. P. G. S. Thomas R. Whitney-Pavonia, Oneida, Fdwin Cornell, 231 Third Street.

National and Jasper. Wiam J. Coles, 152 West Street.

No. 3. P. G. S Jesse Read-Marion, Magna Charter, Ler. ;

ington, Plymouth and Woodhull. WESTCHESTER CITAPTER, NO. 31.

No. 4. Chan. Joseph C. Jorton-Warren, Franklin, Pauld. Minard M. Mildeberger, 76 Carmine Street.

ing and Hancock. Jacob Ackerinan, Tarrytown,

No. 5. G. 1st C. J. R. Lydecker---Alpha, Columbia, Bunker Samuel N. Thomas, Tarrytown.

Hill, Decatur ana E Pluribus Unui.

No. 6. Chan. Samuel J. Bookstaver-Manhattan, Adams, PAVOSIA CHAPTER, NO. 32..

Excelsior, Niagara and Ringgold. Jesse G. Oakley, 40 East Broadway.

No. 7. Chan. E. B. Brush--Washington, Liberty, Charter Mark Winant, Rossville, S. I.

Oak and Lawrence. Robert H. Goider, 409 Hudson Street,

No. 8. Chan. Henry Jay-Fort Washington, Perry, ContiOXEIDA CHAPTER, NO. 83.

nental and Huguenot. Francis lagadorn. 45 Oak Street.

No. 9. G. C. of the C. C. Goodrich Boyce-Worth, Zachary Lias Corabs. 269 Grand Street.

Taylor, New York, American Star and Liberty Tree. George W. Alston, 15 Rosevelt Street.

No. 10. Chan, John G. Packard--Champe, Schuyler, West

chester and Tappan. WORTII CHAPTER, XO. 34.

C. GOODRICH BOICE, G. C. of the C.

nental

the c. c. Goodrich bei

und Liberty Tree

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DIRECTORY OF CILAPTERS, 0. U. A.

Chapters, whose change of officers is not noticed in the Directory, will please send in their names.

STATE OP NEW YORK.

Magna Charta, No. 39, Thurs., cor. Court & Sackett, Br'kn.

E. Vanziun, 8.-J. Vanzaun, 0. C. J. L. Vandewater, G. S.-Richard Ebhets, G. C. C.

Zachary Taylor, No. 39, Wednesday, c. 21 Av. and 20th St. Alpha, No. 1, Saturday, cor. Broadway and Grand Street.

Jason J. Palmer, 8.-Isaac Clark, C. C. George W. Mount, S.--Jas. C. Noble, C. C.

Tappan, No. 40, Monday, at Piermont.' Washington, No. 2, Thursday, cor. Grand and Ludlow Sts.

Corns. P. Hoffman, S.

C.C. J. W. Palmer, S.-John Tyler, C. C.

New York, No. 41, Thursday, cor. Bleecker and Morton Sta. Warren, No. 3, Tuesday, Court st, near Fulton, Brooklyn. Richard Kennedy, S.--Lewis ll. Bowen, C. C. F. Elwell, S.-A. C. Page, C. C.

Huguenot, No. 42, Friday Port Richmond, 8. 1. Manhattan, No. 4, Thursday, cor. Av. C and 4th St.

Edward Jones, S.-

C. C. Palmer, S.-G. Schuyler, C. C.

E Pluribus Unum, No. 43, Wed., c. Bowery and Broome St. Lawrence, No. 5, Thursday, cor. 128th Street and 8d Av.

Calvin 0. Billings, S.-John C. Windell, C. C, Martain Rapelyea, S.--Henry J. Fox, C. C.

Liberty Tree, No. 44, Friday, Commercial Buildings, Albany. American, No. 6, Monday, at 860 Broadway.

L. M. Rogers, S.--John Poclun, C.C. B, Rockwood, S.-Alexander Pettit, C. C.

Union, No. 45, Thursday, Port Chester, Columbia, No. 7, Thursday, cor. Bleecker and Morton Sts.

S.

C. c. William C. Beatty, S.-E. S. Dubois, C. C.

Ringgold, No. 46, Tuesday, Greenburg, Dobbs' Ferry, Putaam, No. 8, Wednesday, cor, Grand and Ludlow,

Martin Lefurgy, S.-Wm. Enbree, C. C. Benjamin Devoy, S.-J. G. Devoe, C. C.

Ironsides, No. 47, Friday, cor. Grand and Broadway Franklin, No. 9, Friday, cor. Grand and Ludlow Sts.

Geo. F. Halsted, S.-Daniel Day, C. C. Jno. P. Hopkins, S.-J. S. Taylor, C. 0.

American Eagle, No. 48, Mamaroneck, Wednesday. laulding, No. 10, meets Tuesday, cor. 280 St. and 8th Av.

W. D. Palmer, S.-0. W. Hopkins, 0. C. Thomas J. Burger, S.-John N. Zilkin, C. 0.

Jefferson, No. 49, Tuesday, cor. 29th St. and Sth Av. Marion, No. 11, Friday, Court st., near Fulton, Brooklyn.

N. L. C. Roome, S.

0.0. Thomas P. Teale, S.-Francis Coleman, C. C.

Oneachta, No. 50, Poughkeepsie, Thursday. Continental, No. 12, Thursday, at 327 Bowery.

Samuel Tuthill, S.-E. C. Andrusy, C. C E. A. Scherinerhorn, S.-Wm. P. Armstrong, C. C.

Valley Forge, No. 51, Wednesday, 149 Sixteenth street, Mount Vernon, No. 13, Friday, 149 Bowery.

S. H. Munn, 8.

C. c. Asa II. Leonard, S.-0. S. Phelps, CIC.

Wayne, No. 52, Tuesday, cor. Grove and Hudson Sts. Hancock. No. 14. Wednesday, c. Bleecker and Morton Sts. Peekskill, No. 53. Tuesday, Peekskill. Robert Howe, S.-Richard H. Arthur, C. C.

W. H. Terbush, S.Charles Van Voorish, C. C. Liberty, No. 15, Friday, at 149 Bowery.

Fort Green, No. 54, Wednesday, Court, near Fulton, B'n.
Charles 11. Wheeler, S.--Henry C. Smith, C. C.

R. D. Hart, S.-A. B. Melville, 0. C.
Decatur, No. 16, Thursday, cor. Broadway and Grand St.
C. G. Boyce, S.-Joseph L. Hewlett, c.0.

STATE OF NEW JERSEY.
Lexington, No. 17, Monday, Low's Building, Brooklyn.

John 0. Godfrey, G.S.-Edward P. Nichols, G. C. C. R. Isdell, S.-Wm. H. Brown, C. C.

Pioneer, No. 1, Friday, Morris' Buildings, Newark. National, No. 19, Tuesday, at 149 Bowery.

John Ditmas, s.-Elias J. Drake, C. C. G. F. Coachman, S.-Arthur T. White, 0. 0.

Clark, No. 2, Monday, Rahway.
Adams, No. 19, Wednesday, at Haverstraw.

O. F. Post, S. J. W. Ayres, C. C.
S.

C. c. Nathan Hale, No. 8, Thursday, Morris' Buildings, Newark. Ethan Allen, No. 20, Williamsburgh.

J. W. Smith, S. John W. Bailey, C.C
S.-

0. C. Morgan, No. 4, Tuesday, Iloboken. Perry, No. 21, Thursday, cor. 28d Street and 8th Av.

Jesse Fash, S.-Corns. Housinan, C. C. F. M. Brown, S.-G. W. Hardenbrook, C. C.

Jersey Blue, No, 5, Monday, New Brunswick. Charter Oak, No. 22, Monday, 327 Bowery

J. Goodheart, S.-William S. Arenty, C. C Nicholas Ford, s.-William S. Dickinson, C. C. American, No. 6, Tuesday, Franklin Hall, Jersey City. Fort Washington, No. 23, Monday, at Yonkers.

M. Rierson, S.--Geo. W. Gail, C. O.
John Arden, S.--

C. c. Washington, No. 7, Wednesday, Orange.
Woodhull, No. 24, Wednesday, Jamaica, L. I.

Parmlee, S.-Chas. S. Sunith, C.C.
C. F. Bennett, S.-

C. C.

American Eagle, No. 8, Tuesday, Paterson.
Chalupe, No. 25, Thursday, cor, Grove and Hudson Sts.

John Vermule, S.-A. Van Bussom, C. 0.
S. II. Hopper, S.-P. W. Royce, C. 0.

| Monmouth, No. 9, Thursday, Freehold. Plymouth, No. 28, Thursday, Court st., near Fulton, B

Jesse K. Randall, S.-A. T. Manning, 0. O. S. Van Benschoten, S.-M. K. Bridges, C. O.

American Flag, No. 10. Tuesday. Morris' Buildings. New'k. Bunker Hill, No. 27, Friday, cor. Bleecker and Norton Sts.

Benjamin Pierson, S.--Caleb Leonard, C. C.
A. 0. Coquillett, S.-George Comstock, C. 0.

Liberty, No. 11, Wednesday, Bergen.
Excelsior, No. 29, Tuesday, cor. Grand and Ludlow Sts.

W. D. C. Jones, S.- Andrew Smith, C. C.
Jabies Lucas, S.--Henry Hollister, C. C.

Columbia, No. 12, Saturday, Madison
Independence, No. 29, Wednesday, c. B'dway & Walker st. Daniel P. Bigelow, S.-A. H. Magie, C. C.
Wm. G. Wilkie, 8.--A. J. Ackerman, C. C.

Excelsior, No. 13, Monday, Morris' Buildings, Newark. Scherler, XO, 30), Friday, 827 Bowery.

T. C. Chandler, S.-B. J. Wood, C. C.
Jas, Jackson, Jr., S-Williain H. Dedell, C. C.
Westchester, No. 81. Wednesday at Tarrytown.

STATE OF CONNECTICUT,
George Powell, S.--John G. Vanderbilt, C. O.

Roger Sherman, No. 1, Tuesday.c. State & Chapel sts., X. II, 1'ini, No. 32, Saturday, llosgville, s. I.

Nehemiah D. Sperry, S.-J. C. Moses, C. C. Chus. A. Dusenberry, .-George T, Oakley, C. C. Putnam, No. 2. Werinesday, 8 of T. III1, Middletown. Oneva, Xo. :33, Thursday, 119 Borery.

Henry Kelsey, S.-R Chills, C.C. Francis laidomu, iowe!! Vail, c. C.

Mount Vernon, No. 8, Centreville.
Worth, Yr, S4, Wednesday, dvora, L, I.

D. S. Tolls, S.--Hobart Il voden, C. C.
JAS. Bini, S. Carl liowell, C. C.

STATE OF CALIFORNIA.
Jasper, No. 3), Monday, cor, Bleecker & Morton Sts.

Eureka, No. 1,

San Francisco. George A. Wardel, S.-G. C. Baker, 0. C.

John W. Ackerson, 8.-John II. Still, o. O.
Niagara, No. 86, Friday, at 149 Bowery.
Wm. T. Peek, S.-H. S. Lovejoy, 0. C.

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS.
American Star, No. 37, Thursday, Ramapo, Rockland Co., | Hancock, No. 1, Thursday, 61% Hanover street, Boston.
John Boyd, S.-Rich'd Cornelius, C. C.

Jonathan Pierce, s.

C.C.

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suming girls—wiled away the time at the CHAPTER II.

piano, or in playing chess. Young Howard

pored over the newspaper as usual, or arThe next day was a rainy one, and to most ranged the worsteds for the fair Laura, who, of the company this was a sad disappointment; anticipating some rainy days at the Springs, 80 many pleasant excursions had been planned had brought her work with her. Miss Stanthe night before; and now all must be given brook, the life of the party, sometimes playup, and they were to be confined to a dulled or sung; read stories from the magazines; hotel, and thrown upon their own resources but oftener drew a charmed circle of adorers for amusement. To those who loved quiet, around her, while she expatiated upon the reading, or rational conversation, time did not faults and follies of the “would-be" aristocpass so heavily. Beaumont groaned in spirit racy. Miss Stanbrook was a wit, and she that he could not display his horsemanship to knew it; at the same time she determined that the admiring eyes of Cornelia Stanbrook ; Miss her light should not be hid under a bushel, Lavinia Thompson declared she could not eat but that others should see and appreciate it. her breakfast without drinking one glass of Her sarcasms were readily laughed at so long mineral water directly from the spring; and the as they touched not the amour propre of the Misses Beaumont could not keep their hair in individuals with whom she might be converscurl, it was so dreadful damp. ** Trifles light ing. All are ready enough to see the follies as air," are to fashionable belles serious evils, of their neighbors-few are sensible of their when coming in competition either with their whims or their vanity. Miss Mellen, the elder, And where was Miss Laurence ? No one reelined in an old arm-chair, reading, or pre- seemed to miss her; no one inquired for her tending to read, an old volume of Bacon's except Frederick Howard, whose quick eye Essays. She would not, on any account, be had detected her absence immediately after seen with any work in her hands that did not breakfast, and missed the bright happy face produce some philosophical reflections; and and the dark brilliant eye which had so charm. Miss Corrinna Mellen bent gracefully over ed him the preceding evening. He ventured “ Sartor Resartus,” though she acknowledged, to inquire, though with a slight tinge of color that after reading it for the tenth time, she was and rather hesitating voice, of Cornelia, whestill unable to comprehend its meaning. She ther her young friend was indisposed, that * did wish that authors were more explicit ! they were not favored with her company. "The doctor' had puzzled her enough—but “No great favor to any one, I imagine,” reCarlyle puzzled her more.”

plied Cornelia, “ since Inez is always too much The Misses Lindsay-pretty, modest, unas- | in the clouds to condescend, on such a dull VOL. I.

own.

day as this, to descend from her airy flight heart at once with unusual interest. Miss to be agreeable to you poor mortals; and not Lindsay was singing; and Inez, ever alive to indisposed either, if we may judge by her the influence of sweet sounds, stood with her thorough contempt for storms and tempests, finger on her lip, at the piano, frequently turnsince, spite of Boreas, and the deluge he brings, ing her sparkling eyes upon the noisy group the young lady was off upon a romantic prom- | in the corner, as if to elicit their admiration. enade this morning at six o'clock, while Laura Howard could not help reflecting upon the and myself were quietly dreaming

| unaffected good-nature evinced by this act, as of a seat on a sofa

Inez had informed him that she had no voice And a glass of nice mullid wine.'

for singing herself, and it appeared more out But to keep you no longer in suspense, for I of consideration to the performer warbling to see you are anxious to act the part of a physi- inattentive ears, that she persisted in retaining cian, and give your advice to the patient in her position until the song was finished-spite question, (considering it a case of lunacy,) I of the signs made by Laura for her to join their am really of opinion that Miss Inez Laurence circle; or the evil eye of Beaumont, whose is at this moment in solitary confinement, in- whole aim appeared to ridicule her in the eyes diting letters to a friend in New York, about of Howard. as romantic, sensible, and book-mad as herself. “Look, how she loves to make herself conI really believe Inez could not exist a whole spicuous,” said the beau aside to Howard day without writing something."

"She is conscious that she possesses a graceful And I wish you also would make a prac. form, and delights in exhibiting it to advantage. tice of it, my dear girl," said Colonel Stan- | Look with what an attitude she bends over brook, patting Cornelia's cheek. “It improves that music-book and turns the leaves and now the mind; and I do not know a more desira- she leans upon the instrument, and turns her ble accomplishment in a young lady, than be- soul-illumined eyes upon the singer, then upon ing able to write an elegant and interesting the listeners. How she aims at effect in all letter."

she does !” “0, I shall wait until I visit Europe," said Mortimer felt indignant at this unjust asCornelia, laughing; "and then you shall have persion, especially as Cornelia laughed at it, folios from guide-books, travels, and occasion and rising from his seat, to the imminent ally a line or two original. I shall take special danger of Laura's worsteds, he walked to the care to have enough of the ridiculous to make piano. Inez looked up, slightly bowed in anyou laugh; enough of the satirical to make swer to his salutation, and then resumed her you frown; and plenty of the gloomy and hor. position--utterly unconscious of her graceful rible to give you a long face."

attitude, or the remarks it called forth. “I have no doubt that Miss Stanbrook would | “I dearly love music,” said she; "although I write very interesting letters from Europe - have none upon my lips, I have much in my very !” ejaculated Mr. Beaumont; "and I hope heart, and if I were inclined to envy any one a she will have the pleasure of visiting it for that particular talent, it would be that.” very purpose.” So saying, he leaned his elbow | “How modest you are, Inez,” said Cornelia on the piany, and looked significantly at Cor- Stanbrook. “She says she has no' music on nelia, as if to intimate that he should like to her lips, Mr. Howard, and yet a friend of ours be her escort on that momentous occasion. has been so often charmed with the magic

Miss Stanbrook moved away, muttering some-tones of her voice, as she read or repeated a thing in which the word “ bore" reached the fine passage in poetry or prose, that he declared ears of Howard; but at this moment he caught it afforded him more pleasure than the most sight of the beautiful form of Inez, gliding qui- splendid piece of music he ever heard." etly into the room, so far from having lost any As Cornelia spoke, she cast a glance of pecuof her brightness or bloom from the late hours liar meaning upon Inez, whose countenance, and fatigue of the preceding evening, or from to the surprise of Howard, became at first her ramble on a rainy morning, looking more crimson and then deadly pale. She retreated lovely than ever, in her simple morning cos- | from the piano to a recess, and taking up a book tume; while the beams of the soul irradiating that lay upon the table appeared to be absorbed her countenance gave a charm to features, if in its contents, although it was plain to see not regularly fine as those of Laura, or digni- that her agitation was not over. Howard infied and bold, like Cornelia, yet touching the stantly followed her, and taking the vacant

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seat by her side, begged to know whether he Howard, with more interest than he had behad said or done anything to distress her. fore manifested in the conversation.

"Not at all,” replied Inez, making a sudden Inez looked down, and he thought she and successful effort at composure, and recall- sighed. “She must mean a lady with whom ing the sweet smile to her changeful face. “My I correspond, as we are in the habit of reading iend Miss Stanbrook sometimes makes re to each other when in New York, as well as narki do wing back painful remembrances, writing when absent.” hough a way not have intended it. But Howard would not for the world allow her ler o' servation upon reading, reminds me of | to suppose that he was not deceived by this in in a lent which occurred last evening, and evasion; yet it did not satisfy him-and why? some aconsistencies which I desire to ex What did it matter to him that Inez had plain fou were speaking, Mr. Howard, of friends in New-York whose memory, suddenly the impropr,ety of a lady's exhibiting her recalled to her mind, covered her face with talen e in public. You recollect my agreeing blushes, or called forth a sigh? He instantly with 7.4 and the sneers of Mr. Beaumont at changed the conversation, and taking up th

had a dear friend whom circum- book she had dropped, opened it at the followstan +8 01:ather misfortunes, had compelled ing passage :to brea's through the rules, and throw aside · Instruction and information are inexhausthe srammels of society, and a fine voice for tible sources of happiness, and of the sweetest eloc 10cn compted her to appear in public, pleasures; and were it even true, which is far although tu the regret of all her real and from being the case, that the world affords sincere friends, who foresaw the consequen- real enjoyments, the nature of those enjoy. Ces ont zo lovely and so gifted. The event ments is only adapted to youth; what then prsjei tik truth of their forebodings. She must become of us in the decline of life, when was audes to the skies in public, but in pri- we become weary of the world, and disgusted ta:: in vidi us remarks and malicious innuen- with its pleasures ? It is then too late to acdo 23 flew trom lip to lip. Among the foremost quire a taste for rational employments. Hato 12v .n public, and slander in private, was bituated to a long course of trilling, the mind di Beaumont. He came to me in triumph to becomes absolutely incapable of rational applirepeat the pretty things he and his gay, uu cation. To render study the delight of every feelinz associates had heard and invented. future period, we should be devoted to it in In lignant at the baseness of his conduct, I re- youth. The earlier application is attempted, sented or as it deserved, and from that moment the more strong the habit will become in riper he has taken every opportunity to sneer at my years.” love for friends who have disgraced them “Do you feel yourself growing so old, Miss selves and my approval of actresses, as he is Inez, that you use no delay in preparing for pleadai io call a defense of one unjustly de- the change? Or do you agree with the aufamei Do you blame me for this seeming thor, that we cannot commence our self-imincona tency?"

provement too early ?" "Bime you!” exclaimed Howard, gazing “ I never find reading a task,” replied Inez. una per eloquent countenance with admira “Observe the following remark by the same

If anything could have added to the author: 'Ilow happy are those whose cultirespei: -the esteem--with which you inspire vated minds can at all times draw resources

vould be this open and candid avowal from themselves! To such, solitude is never of vertiments that do you honor. If I may irksome, and amusement charms with double judg. from Miss Stanbrook's remark, you also zest.' My heart responds to every word in are Ltted with the same power for which you that sentence. How often, when wearied with deteriod your friend."

the senseless nothings of society at large, have iss Stanbrook flatters," replied Inez, the I flown to some favorite author, and forgotten smu again vanishing from her lively face; the idle hours I had spent. Pray what can

um gifted with no such charm. I some enliven solitude, or make amends for the time wile away an hour in reading to the old want of companionship, like an entertaining Cotnel, because I see that amuses him, but book ?" farter than that, I never venture.”

“Were you always so fond of reading ?" ..od the allusion to the friend you charm so inquired Howard--curious to learn more of much, is a mistake also, I suppose,” exclaimed the mind of thi' rely young creature, that

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