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some time worn, enabled the wearer to dispense entirely | ceptions, to whom they have occasionally given the apwith the use of spectacles.

pearance of a sedate and becoming gravity, inducing a Distant sighted persons find they are compelled to well-merited confidence in their professional abilities. place a book, in reading at a greater distance than fore There are few persons who do not, at some period of merly from the ere, or they require a stronger light in their existence, require our professional assistance; it reading or writing at night; they see with difficulty to will, therefore, be prudent to peruse carefully and premend a pen, and have a general incorivenience in see serve for reference, this little pamphlet,-it is the reing objects at short distances, within one or two feet. sult of my own experience, observations, and labours; They still see perfectly well at any distance in the open it contains nought but facts—no plagiarisms, nor any air, or in the street, nay, perhaps can tell the hour by assertions that cannot be maintained and corroborated a churoh clock at a mile distance, without assistance by numerous opticians. from glasses ; and can see objects at that distance as well as ever they could. These persons thus situated

Of Coloured Glasses and IVire Gauze Shades for are termed distant or long sighted; and the only cer

Spectacles. tain remedy for this kind of visiou is, the occasional A light-blue or azure coloured glass is to be preferred use of convex spectacles, properly and with the great- for shading the eyes from light, &c., as the complexion est care adjusted to the sight; they will for the time of a person is seen through a blue glass of its natural restore the sight to its pristine distance, and have, in colour, rather darkened, and through a green glass the many cases, enabled the wearer to leave off the use of countenance has a cadaverous hue. Colours are also spectacles even after the eye has been accustomed to more easily distinguished by blue glasses than with them for eight or ten years.

green, and the blue answers every purpose of shading To those persons who have any occupation requiring or protecting the eyes from a glare of light &c., better close and constant employment of the sight, at any than green. distance nearer than two or three feet, and who com Blue glasses may be obtained of as dark a shade as plain of fatigue and watering of the eyes at night, and may be desired, almost to opacity. In most cases a on dark foggy days in winter,--spectacles of a slight

very light blue, of a similar tint to the sky on a bright convexity, called preservers, will enable them to see day, is to be preferred to all others, and as these better and for a longer time than they can see without glasses admit of being ground concave or convex to suit their use. Distant-sightedness does not usually exhibit the sight, in the same way that other glasses or pebbles itself so early in life as near-sightedness; but the exact are ground, they will be used with great advantage by age at which it appears cannot be defined. The greater the near or distant sighted, who may require some shade portion of those porsons who have applied to me for 1 or protection from a glare of light, especially in cases convex spectacles have exceeded the age of 35; though of recovery from inflammation of the eyes; they are in in one instance, I have known a boy of ten years of age these cases usually recommended by the oculist or require spectacles for reading of five inches focus. He medical gentleman, had not been operated upon for cataract, or any thing Blue glasses of a very dark shade are sometimes used of the kind ; nor had he any disease of the eye. This as spectacles to screen the loss of an eye from obis a very remarkable instance.

servation ; and, if skilfully and closely fitted, they There are many persons who have not to complain of effcct this desirable object completely, so as, at a small either distant or near-sightedness, who see perfeetly distance, to deceive the inquisitive glance of the most well at all distances, but who experience great incon acute observer. venience from a glare of light at night, from the in

Wire gauze is sometimes used for the same purpose. tense light and heat of the sun, especially as reflected This gauze has been introduced of late for spectacle on the London pavement, in summer, from the wind shades, and is very finely wove-being iron or steel blowing strongly in their eyes, from the dust of mac. wire forty or fifty wires to the inch, and japanned of a adamized and other roads, from the flies in summer, light blue colour ; this has entirely superseded the use from a residence in hot climates as the East or West of crape for the purpose of shading the eyes from the Indies, from chalky soils, and from travelling over im light, and is found to answer this purpose much better. mense tracts of snow in various parts of the world. This gauze is very useful in keeping off the dust or Some of these and other causes produce inflammation flies in summer, which it does effectually, and at the in the eyes, and frequently, in severe cases, total blind same time admits a current of air to the eyes, which in pess ensues, which the judicious use of spectacle shades, some cases is very desirable, and is an advantage that made either of glass or wire gauze, might have con glasses do not possess. tributed to prevent, and at so trilling an expense, not

The best shape for these shades is parabolic or horse. necessarily more than five shillings.

shoe: and there should be side shapes of the same maThe persons who usually require the aid of spectacles terial, to be worn on the temples when opened, or by (excepting those afflicted with cataract, of whom more closing them the gauze may be worn double, thus inhereafter,) have now been enumerated. It has been creasing the protection for the eyes. The frames of the observed, that " it is very much the fashion to wear wire gauze shades should be of elastic blue steel; these spectacles of late, without absolute necessity.” Now I are the lightest, the cheapest, attach most firmly to the can assure the intelligent render, that of a great num head, and are consequently the best. All the sorts of ber of spectacles that I have supplied to persons of rank

spectacle glasses that are really useful have now been in society, few have been purchased merely from the described ; and it has also been explained, that it is fashion, nearly the whole of them have been absolutely | only by the curve of the surface that glasses or pebbles required for purposes of vision. The younger members can at all assist or preserve the sight, and that all specof the legal and medical professions are the only ex- / tacles are either convex, concave, or parallel-periscopic

POOR MARY.

Like the lilly, That once was mistress of the field, and flourished, I'll hang my head, and perish.--SHAKSPEARE.

being included in the two former. Ladies and gentlemen would do well to consider this simple fact; and, by ascertaining the focus of the glasses, and inspecting the frames, in the way I have described, they will have no difficulty in detecting the impudent audacity, of those who, for interested purposes, would mystify and throw an obscurity over this simple, but transcendantly important subject, and who would assert, that there is a peculiarity, advantageous to the sight, in the glasses of the spectacles they offer for inspection.

Double and Single Eye-glasses compared. Ere-Glasses are frequently used instead of spectacles, being less formal, and more convenient for occasional purposes,-in reading a letter, viewing goods in a shop window or in examining any object, near or distant as the case may be. Single eye-glasses have, till lately, been more generally used than double eye-glasses. At the present time the double are rapidly superseding the use of the single eye-glasses, and for these obvious reasons :-Persons who are provided with two eyes see better and more objects with both eyes than with one ; and they also see better and more objects with a double than with a single eye-glass. Single eye-glasses have also a tendency to weaken one eye, as the wearer, from habit, will apply the glass more to one eye than to the other, which frequently produces what is termed obliquity of vision. The wearer of a double eye-glass will see better, for a longer time, and with more pleasare to himself, than he can see with a single eye-glass he will also have the advantage of using both hands if required, as the double eye-glass will fix on the nose by slightly pressing the glasses nearer to each other. This advantage he cannot have with the single eye-glass, un. less he can shrink up the Aesh round the eye to support the eye-glass by its contraction. This dexterous feat I have seen performed by some gentlemen; it is an un. sightly practice, and in this opinion I anticipate the ladies will coincide. Independent of all these considerations, the double eye-glass has a more uniform appearance, and when closed, has the appearance of a single eye-glass, and is very portable. When the double eye. glass is closed, one glass being upon the other, the concarity or diminishing power, or the convex or magnifying power, is very much increased : this also is a great advantage over the single glasses, and will be found very useful. Our most gracious Queen invariably wears a double eye-glass.

In all cases where the assistance of glasses are required for a short time only, I would recommend the use of the double eye-glasses, instead of the spectacles, with sides to fasten on the face.

On the road from Thurles to Cashel the travaller will frequently see written by a variety of hands, on walls and posts, • Poor Mary?' The epithet poor is considered by the Irish peasantry the most expressive word for sympathetic pity, and this testimony of regard for the sufferings of Mary becomes more conspicuous and more frequent as the traveller approaches the latter town. Should he feel any desire to know the cause, he cannot fail of receiving information from those he meets; for all know the history of · Poor Mary.'

The glebe of Rouleen consisted of twenty Irish acres, on which stood the warm thatched house, or rather cabin, of Jack Wilson. The annual whitewashing which it received every Christmas rendered it conspicuous from the road; and the four large trees which shaded the bawn, or yard, gave it an air of comfort which Irish dwellings, particularly of the poor, generally want. A closer view showed an approach to English neatness : a green paddock for a favourite horse or cow was on one side ; and on the west, enjoying the shelter of the outhouses and trees, was a little garden for vegetables and flowers; whilst at the bottom of the slope, before the door, was an umbrageous thorn, protecting from the beams of summer's sun a holy well - for all wells in Ireland are dedicated to some particular saint. It must be cop fessed, though the general appearance of Wilson's habitation conveyed ideas of industry, there yet remained too many proofs of culpable indolence. A cart, or, as it is called, truckle, was placed in a gap to perform the duties of a gate ; and the exhalations of the dunghill rose to Heaven the tacit reprovers of Jack's attachment to smoking and talking. Still the little farm was yearly improving ; limestones were collected round the kiln, the ditches showed traces of recent repairs, and fields, were ploughed that had lain fallow for ages, On the whole, the country people acknowledged that Jack was the most thriving man in the parish, for which he was indebted, they observed, to his good children, young Jack and Mary.

Old Wilson had been married twenty years to a woman who brought him two children, a son and a daughter. The greater part of his life he had spent in struggling with fortune, wearing tattered clothes and living on potatoes ; but, as his children approached maturity, Mary, the daughter, was taken notice of by a family in the neighbourhood, who just stopped in the country long enough to make the people feel the loss of their absence. Mary, from collision with polished manners, caught some notion of refinement, which was not sufficiently powerful to create disgust with her situation, but still strong enough to show her the pleasure of improvement. Books were given her, which she carefully perused; and flower-seeds, which were sown. From these plants she derived no small pleasure : they stimulated her industry ; they were her own; she transplanted, tended, and cherished them ; till they became identified with her happiness; for without them she could neither enjoy the commendations of her friends nor the satisfaction of knowing that her existence was not intended to be useless : but these did not occupy all her thoughts, nor engross all her time.

WISHES OF YOUTH.

“ Gaily and greenly let my seasons run;

And should the war-winds of the world uproot
The sanctities of life, and its sweet fruit
Cast forth as fuel for the fiery sun;
The dews be turned to ice-fair days begun
In peace wear out in pain, and sounds that suit
Despair and discord keep Hope's harpstring mute;
Still let me live as Love and Life were one:
Still let me turn on earth a childlike gaze,
And trust the whispered charities that bring
Tidings of human truth; with inward praise
Watch the weak motion of each common thing,
And find it glorious— still let me raise
Ou wintry wrecks an altar to the Spring."

The progress of refinement is the same in individuals as | misery enough on the country. The Peelers (Police) iu nations-it grows almost iinperceptibly and gradu. have got blood enough by such gun-hunting : much ally : the possession of one object only excite the de- better for such night-strollers to be at home with their sire of gaining that which is yet to be acquired. Mary, wives and children than disturbing honest people at from her garden made a transition to her dwelling. this unseasonable hour. No wonder we have cants She had admired the pleasing pictures which some (auctions) every day through the country, and every books exhibited of rural comfort and happivess, and she assizes hangings and gibbetings : good can't come of persuaded her brother to join her in renovating the old such business, and so Father M‘Dermott says, who, house, the exterior of which he dashed, thatched, and God bless him, should curse you from the altar-so he whitewashed, whilst Mary cleansed and regulated the

should.' interior. The old couple regarded this innovation at Wilson seconded his wife's observations by advising first with some degree of displeasure ; but as Mary was the banditti to abandon such lawless pursuits, assignlooked on by the neighbours as a prodigy, they gave ing many reasons for his advice, and ending with inno resistance, until at length they experienced how | viting them to be seated, as he had a bottle of potteen much the pleasures of life can be increased by useful in his cupboard. industry. Jack agreed to talk and smoke less in future, • Keep your potteen,' said one of them, you cowardly and gave assistance to his son in the management of the | poltroon,' at the same time taking the mask from his land; whilst Mary and her mother augmented the ge- face, an example which the others followed, when Wil. neral comfort by new sources of industry. The wheel son, to his utter astonishment, beheld his own neighwas heard for the first time in Wilson's kitchen ; and, bours, every one of whom he knew except their leader, in addition to clothing her father and brother, Mary who, under such circumstances, is always brought from appeared at Mass every Sunday in a neat dress pur a distance, that his voice may not be recognised. chased by the proceeds of her own labour.

They all joined in reproaching Wilson and his family In the neighbourhood lived a young man, named for not joining the canse, swearing that, as he was then Lambert, remarkable for his sobriety and industry; he and would afterwards experience the benefit of their lamanaged a small farm for his mother, who being de- | bours and dangers, he should also be made to partake sirous to see her son settled for life, had applied to the of them. They then gave him to understand that he priest for his advice, who eagerly recommended Mary would be obliged to take the necessary oaths to-morWilson.

row ; for their policy would not permit any man to reThe interposition of the good clergyman soon brought | fuse without immediately inflicting the penalty. Wil. the young people to consider their union very wise and son knew too well the consequence of resistance; and, very natural. They talked over how they should do though he condemned the practice, his limited underin future, reckoned how easily they could pay their standing approved of the theory. Consequences were rent, and how good their children would be. The day too distant and too acute for the conception of his conbeing fixed for the ceremony, they went to town to pur tracted understanding ; but he had heard and knew of chase the wedding clothes, came home, and were the certain benefits, and that was sufficient conviction for happiest people in the world over Wilson's fire ; but himself. Instances were fresh in his memory of farms never were happy more!

remaining with the old tenants, because no other person Lambert had risen, with the intention of returning dare bid for them; and tithes were not so severely enhome; he had taken his hat, snatched a kiss from his forced since the old proctor was made to ride upon a intended bride, and retreating hastily from her smiling saddle of thorns. Besides, the dread of being called a displeasure when he was forced back abruptly by the coward, and perhaps an informer, was not to be anticiconfused entrance of a number of men, whose faces pated but with horror ; for an Irish peasant would were concealed by slouched hats, or so artfully much rather suffer the most ignominious death than blackened that they could not be recognised. Some of submit to the charge of being either a coward or an inthem had sticks, some rusty old guns, and others had former. swords of all shapes and countries. Their ultimate in | The banditti obliged Lambert and the two Wilsons tention was evidently hostile, whilst their dress plainly to accompany them, leaving Mary and her mother to evinced they were of the poorer class of the people. | all the horrors of fear and apprehension. Every hour One of them who showed his importance by dropping of the night was to them as tedious as the progress of his gun perpendicularly on the floor, and throwing his the messenger who bears a reprive to a convicted crimi. tall figure into an erect position, explained the reason nal: every blast of wind that shook the trees enticed of their visit. They were in search of arms; but, Mary to the door to see if they were returning ; but being strangers in that part of the country, they merely hour passed after hour, and no appearance of father, called to request Wilson to go with them to those houses brother, or lover. The mother and daughter alternately in which he knew they were to be found. The whole wept and prayed: every saint in the calendar was infamily remonstrated against such a proceeding. Young voked, and every future moment was expected to bring Wilson had a gun, to which they were welcome ; but to them home, whilst every disappointment either excited accompany men who were unknown, for the purpose of new hopes, or conjured up all the horrors which susrobbing those who were their neighbours, was a posi. pense creates in an alarmed imagination, tion in which Wilson desired not to be placed. Mary The nocturnal marauders had succeeded in gaining was terrified to silence; but her mother seconded her possession of some old and useless fire-arms, and were husband in refusing to go on so lawless an errand. I proceeding to a house at some distance, where they exHer objections were accompanied with some displeas- pected to find a large supply, when, having travelled ing remarks on the policy of such proceedings. God about a mile and a half, their approach was noticed by knows,' she said, “such madness and folly have brought | a military party, who were out that night scouring, as

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the soldiers call it, the country. The commander of, she considered best suited to supply that place in her the detatchment filed his nien on each side of the road, affection left vacant by the loss of a beloved brother: with orders to close on the Whiteboys as they passed. besides, she looked on him as entitled, by honour and Discipline is better than force or courage: the party religion, to her attention and care. On leaving the came up; the soldiers obeyed the instructions of their prison, which she frequently visited, she always gave superior; and the Whiteboys not having either disci the voluntary kiss of a daughter's love to her father, pline or prudence, resisted for a while with desperate and then suffered Lambert, without much resistance, to energy, but were ultimately obliged to surrender to the take that of a lover. Having thus, in some measure, methodical courage of the soldiers, who proceeded to contributed to the happiness of both, she returned to count their prisoners aloud, and to take down, by a her mother full of hope and tranquility; for the virtulight which they struck, the name of each. Wilson ous heart is never better pleased than when conscious then found that his son and five others were killed in of having done its duty. the affray.

As the assizes approached, a greater bustle was apMary's dreadful suspense was dissipated, the next parent throughout the country. The only milch cow morning, by a conviction of the melancholy truth. The of the poor man was driven to the fair to get money to whole country was in a state of alarming agitation ; fee a lawyer to defend his son ; and the wife, in her and, as Mary's sufferings were also those of others, afflicted poverty, was preparing to sell the seed corn and she bore them with greater fortitude, in consequence of family potatoes to pay the attorney for attending in bea participation of sorrow. She had lost her brother, half of the father of her children. Mary's mother but others had lost thcir fathers and husbands. Be exerted all her industry to prepare for her husband's sides, the feelings of Mary for herself were compara trial. Gentlemen within the circuit of twenty miles tively trilling : her mother's frienzied distraction en were all supplicated by her for their interest ; but all gaged the consoling influence of all her powers; and, whose name inspired her with some hope of support she in adducing reason and religion for calming her per found were either in Dublin, London, or Paris. Fatigued turbed afliction, she in perceptibly mitigated the with travelling from Clonmel to Cashel, and from the poignancy of her own. Grievous as the case was, it seat of one gentleman to the castle of another, her might have been worse: her brother was dead, but then frame began to give way under such ceaseless exertion. her father lived. Her intended husband, too, was The mind is influenced by the state of the body: the spared by Heaven ; and, though she could not tell poor woman, the week preceding the assizes, sunk whether she loved himn better than her brother-because hopeless and exhausted in anticipation of the most overshe loved them both affectionately-yet surely she whelming and fatal consequences: the anxiety and ought to be thankful that even one of them escaped with vigilant solicitude of Mary for the prisoners were only his life. Still her father and Lambert were in prison, equalled by her tender attention to her mother, who now but they were innocent : the justice of the country began to show symptoms of approaching decay, too would, in proper time, when their characters were visible to be mistaken. established, liberate them.

The long-wished for, but still dreaded, assizes came, Such were the arguments poor Mary made use of to The road to Clonmel was thronged by the country tranquillize her mother, and impart false confidence to people, who hastened to know the result of the fearful her own mind : but when she reflected that their land day. Among the most worn and dejected was Mary. lord was an absentee, living in London, and that She left her mother helpless, and was proceeding to scarcely any one of consequence resided in the vicinity witness the trial of a father, to whom she could now, of her father who knew him, a sudden thrill of horrible for the first time, be of little service. Her husband, in uncertainty came over her. At such times she sought every thing but form, was to be judged that day also. the little summer house in her garden : there her ap Alas! poor Mary apprehended the worst that could prehensions caused tears to flow in torrents; and when happen. the fountains of grief were exhausted, she endeavoured The prisoners were arraigned ; and when Mary heard to interest Heaven in her behalf by prayers pure, holy, the counts recited against them, and the number which and fervent. The weakness of human nature must the law imputes various crimes to a man, whom the seek strength in Heaven ; for the miseries of man would same law says is to be innocent until convicted—when be without consolation were he prohibited from hope or i she saw her father standing, as well as Lambert, within prayer.

the iron spikes of the dock, and heard the solemn and Wilson's wife visited him in prison every second day, heavy charges read her eyes began to swim, her heart carrying with her such little necessaries as humble po- sunk within her, and some of her neighbours carried verty could, with difficulty, procure. Mary, when she her into the open air. When she recovered, she read, did not go herself, always took care to send something in the unwillingness of all to speak, the dreadful truth, particular to Lambert; her virtuous heart began to feel The prisoners received from many, among whom was for him already all the passionate affection of a wife ; the parish priest, an excellent character, but as all for, however ardent and steadfast maiden love may be, these were obliged to acknowledge that many men of truth must still acknowledge that it is far inferior to good characters were frequently implicated in such lawthe strong and hallowed affection of married fondness less proceedings, their testimony availed little, particuas much so as the chaste light of the moon is surpassed | larly as they had been apprehended with weapons, by the full blaze of the meridian sun. Mary saw her which they had used against his majesty's troops. Apbetrothed husband in more lights than one, each of peals to mercy could not be attended to, as the state of which assisted to establish in her bosom somewhat of a the country demanded examples of terrifying severity; romantic passion ; he was the patient companion of her | for laws must be enforced where they are not respected. father, whom she adored ; and he was the object whom Two days only were given the prisoners to prepare

for the expiation reqnired by justice ! Mary concealed words are caught up by those whose bosoms are alive from her mother the result of the trial : she alledged to pity; and, as they learn the wreck of misfortune, protraction to satisfy her anxiety, and that on the mor. they generally add one more to the thousand testirow she was to go again. The morrow came, and monies of sympathy by writing, on the first substance Mary proceeded to Clonmel to take her • last look and that will retain it, . Poor Mary!' last farewell' of all that now could make existence desirable : their death she knew would terminate her mother's life, and then she would be alone and friend.

STANZAS. less. Her grief was too severe for tears ; her move

AWAY-AWAY! AND BEAR THY BREAST, ments were merely mechanical; and, when she reached the dungeon of the gaol, she scarcely knew where she

Away-away! and bear thy breast was. She threw herself on her knees to receive a

To some more pleasant strand ! father's blessing: she hung round Lamberts's neck, Why did it pitch its tent of rest and, unasked and unblushingly, gave his lips a thou

Within a desert land !sand kisses. The fond embraces and agonizing tears

Though clouds may dim thy distant skies,

And love look dark before thee, of her lover soon brought Mary to herself: she wept

Yet colder hearts and falser eyes aloud ; but at length submitted to the advice of the at

Have flung their shadows o'er thee! tending clergy man. Religion nay be despised by the

It is, at least, a joy to know great and unthinking, but it is the only and last friend

That thou hast felt the worst, of poverty and suffering : it now supported those with

And if for thee no waters flow,firmness who were so soon to be rewarded with faith

Thou never more shall thirst ! and hope.

Go forward, like a free-born child,

Thy chains and weakness past, The fatal knell tolled in solemn warning, and the

Thou hast thy manda in the wild, victims of offended laws made their appearance on the

Thy Pisgah, at the last! platform. Some acknowledged their guilty folly, and

And yet, those far and forfeit bowers warned their countrymen of the danger of illegal asso

Will rise, in after years, ciation; but Wilson and Lambert declared their inno

The flowers,--and one who nursed the flowers, cence, inasmuch as they were forced to accompany those

With smiles that turned to tears ; with whom they suffered to the commission of an un

And I shall see her holy eye,

In visions of the night, expected offence. They then joined in prayer, in which

As her youthful form goes stealing by, they were accompanied by Mary beneath the drop.

The beautiful and bright! Lambert overheard her devotional breathings; and, just

But I must make, to bear along before the fatal drop, he ejaculated Poor Mary!'

A bruised and buried heart, His last words fixed themselves on the memory of the

And sinile amid the smiling throng . unhappy girl, who, after the dead bodies were cut down,

With whom I have no part; paid the last duties to the deceased in a kind of be

To watch for hopes that may not bud

Amid my spirit's gloom, wildered affection. She was observed by the neigh

Till He, who fowered the prophet's rod, bours who attended to carry home the dead to talk in

Shall bid them burst to bloom ! a most extravagant and incoherent manner ; but her miserable situation apologised for her conduct, however extraordinary it might be.

MEMILI, When Mary arrived at the glebe another cause of distraction met her: her mother had heard from a ANARCHY and War, those foes to the happines of gossip the fatal information, and immediately expired. mankind, had, like twin demons, with their fire-brands Mary fell into a stupefying trance, from which she desolated the greatest part of Europe, under the influence never wakened to recollection : all she remembers of of the glory and shame of that quarter of the world the past is her lover's last words, Poor Mary!' and Napoleon ; when, for a while, they ceased their work these words she repeats a hundred times a day.

of fury, as if to gain breath for more daring exertions, The dwelling of Wilson is yet standing; from the like the waves of the ocean, whose deadly silence is the road it appears the habitation of comfort and tranquil. | herald of the storm that is about to exert their fury. lity: but, alas! the appearance is false ; decay begins Peace, for a while, smiled cheeringly over the desolate to signify the absence of all inhabitants, and soon it | face of Nature, whose flowers were already springing must fall into ruins ; for the superstitious credulity of from the dust of the brave, affording a simple monuinent the people induces them to think that the deceased to their memory, if those who fell in the cause of their members of the family return from their graves every country could require any other token or remembrance night to converse with Mary, who still continues its to keep that sentiment alive in the breasts of their sursolitary inmate.

viving countrymen. Mary, in her days of happiness, was a general fa It was in the spring of the year 1814, when a young vorite, and the visitation which destroyed at once her gentleman, belonging to the English army, had conterrestrial felicity and her mind, was so singular and cluded a winter at Paris, where, tired with its neverappalling that her fate excites universal sympathy. For ! ending, though continually cloying, dissipations, he many miles round she is visited by those who are en determined to seek, in the calun and secluded valleys of abled, by little presents, to contribute to her comfort Switzerland, that repose which the fatigues of the preor mitigate the miseries of her condition : to all who ceding dangerous campaign had rendered indispensable come she makes presents of flowers, so innocent and for his health. artless, sighing every moment · Poor Mary!' that the ! It was a calm and delightful evening when he reached

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