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A I+‘AMILY NEWSPAPER:
DEVOTED T0 LITERATURE,
ARTS AND SCIENCES, MORALS.
NEWS or um DAY, Etc, ‘;,
PUBLICATION OFFICE. NO. 53; EXCHANGE STREET.
DAY, Iii.-iY(,72, 1846.
TERMS: ONE IIOLLAR PER ANNUM, IN ADVANfIE:l, l.
THE FOREST BRIDE.
l'<‘or it time after this Julia was inconsola-
ble; but gradually the liabitunl buoyancy of
her spirits gained the ascendency of grief‘,
and her former cheerfulncss slowly returned.
Her mind was naturally strong, but, as yet,
nothing bad occured to awaken its slumbering
energies. She saw her fiiher tenderly co-
deavoring to alleviate her distress, by ever
means in his power, and her heart smote her
for suffering her own sorrows to embitter his
enjoyment. She strove to subdue them, and
her efforts were, in the liigliest degree, salu-
tary. But, though cheerfiilness had returned,
it was no longer the clear, unshadowed biioy-
ancy of her youth, for it came not from the
heart. The poignancy of her feflings had
been soflteped; but the smile on her lip con-
cealed deep and ciireless sorrow. The flame
of love that is kindled on the altar of virtue,
death alone has power to extinguish!
But another deep and severe affliction await-
ed the innocent and noble-hearted Jiilia.-
Early the following autumn, her father was
seized with a violent and terrible disorder
which threatened to terminate his life. Every
thing in the power ‘of Julia and the kind-
hearted physician was done to’ arrest his trial-
arly, but without the least success. It contiii-
ued toliiicrelnlse with alarming rapidity and it
was evident his end was not fiir CllS:(lll.--
Aware of his approacbiiig dissolution, Mr.
l“ranltfort‘s ClllBl.RllXlEly‘lVllS the future fate
efhis bcloved child. He had a sister in New
England, a rich, childless widow, and the
thought occurred to him shcavoiilil be a most
suitable protectress to his child. Ile knew
her benevolent heart, and doubted not that
she would listen to the last appeals ofa dying
1,,-other, Accordingly he siiminoneil Julia to
his bedside, nml directed her to despateh ll
letter without delay. llisexpeclntions were
gratified, for it few hours before his death, his
sister arrived in person. She had not seen
him for many years, and was on the point of
starting to visit him, when she received Julia's
latter. With accelerated speed she hastened
on, and reashed his reside-nce,jiist in lime 10
receive his dying blessing.’ lie cniiimclllled
his (laughter to her care, and besoiiglit lI8I'
for his sake, to love and protect, her. This
was promised with xoleinniiy, aml,i’llr. Frank-
furt e,;,,‘,i-ed with BSll’lll6‘ ofgratiturle upon his
lips. ‘fill this moment, Julia had supported
herselfwith extraordinary fii-nine-s; but when
aha 53“, his eyes closed and his frarno rigid
in death, her soul seemed to, collapse with
agony. In vain did hi-r aunt, with the most
gender assurances of affection, strive to arouse
he, fmm we wathy in which she had fiillen.
It was not until she saw her father’s form de-
posited in the earth, and heard the sods rattle
upon his cofiin,that a tear moistened her eye-
lids. Then she wept bitterly, but the caresses
of her aunt were no longer unavailing. She
listened to her words ofkindnoss; she clung
temlciously to her bosom, and traced with
eager eyes, the resemblance her aunt bore to
her dear, lost father. ‘Vhen Julia had recov-
ered sufdiciently to be able to travel, Mrs. Lor-
imer started with her on her return to New
England. Julia bade fiirewell with many
tears to her beautiful forest residence; but the
novelty oftlic scenes to which she was soon
introduced, speerlily dissipated her regret.
For a while Julia was sad and discontented
in her new-found home. Every thing was
so different from what she hail been accustom-
ed to, and she looked with wonder on the
luxury that surrounded her. But this feeling
was soon dissipated by the soothing and con-
siderate tenderness of her aunt. Iler lightest
wishes were anticipated and obeyed, and all
the gentle, kindly attentions which a delicate
mind would suggest were bestowed on her.
Mrs. Lorimcr had too much consideration to
introduce her into society when her wounded
feelings were in so triuch need of retirement;
besides she knew her excesssivc timidity, and
feared the awkwardness into which this might
betray her, would be a source of bitter morti-
ficiition, in nowise salutary. It was her in-
tention to place her at school, as soon as pro-
priety would admit. for she wished her to be- ten friend, Reginald lllarcliinont. lle atid his ciiuglit hold of his arm, and exclaimed in an i
r z . . .: .
come conversant with the rules and custom,
of. city-life, ‘ero she presented 'auch a sweet
youlig flotvcrto the iidmiration of the worhl..
Julia was informed of her designs, and a new
life seemed at once to be infused into her
drooping soul. She saw a prospect ‘of ac-'
qiiiring ltttowledge, for which she had so
long and so hopelessly yearned, suddenly
opened upon her view, and her heart bound-
ed with intense joy and gratitude. By her
urgent request, the design was put in practice
wilhgug delay, much to the regret ofher kind
and benevolent pi-ntectrcss. The institution,
to which she was sent, was an excellent fe-
male seminnry, and had acquired a well-dc-
servcd celcbriety for the judicious manage-
ment of its proprietors. Brilliant capacities, a
keen,powerful intellect, united with vigorous
application occasioned her to make a rapid
and astonishing progress in whatever she
undertook. This, combined with her gentle,
obliging, bashful deineanor, speedily won the
esteem of all around her, while her extraordi-
nary beauty made her the admiration olcv-
ery tongue. With untiring Zt!'i':lLSll6 progress-
ed her way up the steep and’iliorny hill of
science, suffering no impediment whatever
to obstruct her footsteps. Ofthe dawning of‘
knowledge upon ll)!“ mlndv ll might be truly
said it was '
a,.f.'Likc the light ofevening, stealing
0'“ some fair temple, which all day
[lath slept in shadow, slow revealing
Ii. geveral beautier, ray by ray,-
Till it lllincs forth, a thing to bliiiu,
an full of light and loveliness.’
Perhaps pride wusa not unpowerfiil siinnilous
to Julia’e endeavors. lllarcbinoiifs image
was still undiinmed, and did the .-crrct hope
of one day being filled to become his wife,
never intrude on her mind?
Four years passed away. Julia had com-
plcted her education, and was now the orna-
ment and admiration ofall the brilliant circles
in which she moved. Ileriiuut had desired
her to adopt her name, and f'ew, in the ele-
gant, aocoinplisheil, dignified Miss Lorimer
would have rec-ognizizd the once simple, bash-
ful aud iiutaiight Julia Frankfort. Aplause
and admiration followed her every where;
shu was the queen of beiiiity’s court, and lltlf
sliglitest word, or smile was deemed a conde-
sceusion. ller aunt was excessively fond of
her, and allowed her unlimited indulgence to
her wishes. This, with the lioiniige and flat-
tery she received, might have produced an in.
jurious effect, had not the growth of virtue
been too firmly secured to be uprooted by the
weeds of vanity and worldliness. She still
preserved that simplicity ofihouglit-that tin-
tarnished purity of scntiiiiciit-tliat beautiful
freedom fioin allart, which had been ilielore-
liest attributes of her girlhood.
c H A 1- -r 1: r. x .
The rooms ofa spacious mansion in 1!:
weresplendiilly illtiiiiiuateil, and alargc and
aristocratic throng were assembled there.-
Among them,was ourneglected,hutuotforgot-
sister had just returned from ‘a tour to the
south, and the party had been given in honor
oftlieir arrival. ‘He was still handsome.us
ever, hut‘ his benuty had’ lost that seductive
charm, vivacity-wliioh had once inside him
the lifii and zest ofvvery circle in which he
moved. He was sedate and thoughtful, and
if, occasionally, a smile played upon his line
lips, it no longer had the appearance of
springing from the heart. There was a
wound in that heart, yet bleeding; be con-
ce.-ded its cause from the world, but he srorn.
ed to went‘ the glittering mantle ofdecepiion.
His sister sat beside him, and the spirit and
cordiality with which she promoted the gen-
eral couversation was in s ngular contrast
with his thoughtfiil gravity. Her personal
beauty was far less striking than his; it was
ofthat quiet and obti'tisit'e kind which escapes
me eye at first, yet leaves a pleasing impres-
sion upon the mind of the beholder... Her
features were irregular, but the light of n
wunn, frank, uiiselfisli heart, breaking over
her wliole countenance, amply compi-nsaieil
for the absence ofmcre symmetry. Iler dis-
osiliotl was more pliable than her brother's;
hot the high-wrought fistidions,re!ineuieiit of
bistasto had not giveii so deep it coloring to
he, yemimenis, she did not view life ihmugh
the sun-tinged mcdiuidofroinan-:e; she knew
it was the lot of human nature to err, and
ghc looked with a‘ more lenient eye on the,
lollies and degeneracy oftlieir fellow crcatures.l
Tlieenjoyineot of others seemed to be the’
paramount desire ofber heart, and she was
. gjwgi "Ix ‘ ,
never weary in contributing to the lnippioessl l
oftliose around her. ‘,. (
Several topics had been discussed [with -1
much spirit, among the circle which‘ sur-
rounded her, when some one suddenly allu ,
ded to Miss Lorinirr. This had the effectlto
change the subject iinmediately. All were
unanimous in her praise, with the exception
of lllarchmont, who listened in silent indiffer-.
ei ce to'tho vnrioiis remarks respecting her
extraordinary beauty. At lengthii young la-
ily, turning to him, laughingly jesied him for
liis stoicism on such asiiluject. V‘ , ., .
'.‘I1Il‘Clllll0lIl has never seen our little divin-
iiy,"olis2rretl n fi'iend of his, regiirdiiig him i
with almost vexation. , .
‘Nor do I wish to, Preston,’ replied Regi-,
nald, candidly. ‘She may be as beautiful on:
Eiiphmsvyne herself; but! have no desire to
throw my heart away on it brilliant coquelte.’
‘She'is no coquetic, I assure you,’ exclaim-
ed Preston warmly. ‘What you have heard
is :i base slander, invented by some smooth-"
tongiicil gossip,wlio is enviousiofher excellen-
ces. Pardon me, lllurchmont, hnt Miss Lor-
iiner is all that even your fastidious. taste‘
would desire.’ ‘
‘Is it true, that Miss Lorimer has rejected ‘
no less than twenty suitors, among whom
were amiable and excellent gentleman? in; '
qiiired Reginald, ll little nrchly. ' i
illust at this moment, he observed an-unu- "
sual excitement among" the guests. Mary‘
animated whisper-‘ ,
‘Look-l‘hrotlier, look! Miss Lorimer is ap-
proiicliirigi Did you ever see such an exquisite ‘ 5
creature E’ -'5 ' ’ - I
Reginald turned deliberatelyaroiind, resolv- ‘‘
ing in his own miml not to be vanquished by
the formidable beauty. llo glanced indiffer-
ently towards the approaching fair ’one, but
his careless glance was riveted in‘ wondering
astoniislirnent. He started tip, -his cheeks
flushed, and the name ofJulia Franltfort rose
to his lips. ‘ ‘ ‘ ’
Hanging upon the arm ofher aunt,‘ Miss
Lorimcr ‘glided gracefully along the saloon,‘
receiving and returning the congratulations of
the company with all the ease and elegance
imaginable. ller attire was costly in the ex-
trenic, but remarkable for its neat siinplicify 1‘ ‘
iind absence ofallornamenl. Reginald gazed, i
in iloubtiirid amazement. Could that beJuli.1
I-‘rtinkfort? True, Miss Loi-imer's form was
a little taller and, if possible, more elegantly ' "
developed; while the smooth, glossy hall‘ "13"
surmounted her classic and polished forehead;
was ofa rich auburn, instead of: putt‘, 50""!
gold. But there were the snow lI'5"‘0“5 W95, '
shaded by their beautiful , frinE'”5- ll“? “ma
exquisite features, and the some queeuly and
faultless neck. arching out to ,the dclicatcll
turned shoulders, and shaded by the few nest. I
ling curls that hadbeen taught to csrape from
the mass, confined "P9" “'3 back “film ha"!
uccunjing m [he fashion of the day. Am)
more than that-tlicre was the same z iirnated ’ ‘
play Dffeattlres, tho indescribable virucity of