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woman's heart to him but Millicent's!) Vernon, and gracefully paying her -her harp and voice in exquisite tone parting salutation to Dr. Hartop and -his own vocal powers and his flute himself, withdrew to her own apartin the happiest unison with both ; Dr. ment, she just turned her head on enHartop gradually sank to balmy slum- tering it to glance down the passage, bers ; music was discontinued in con at the end of which Vernon was still sideration for his repose ; conversation unconsciously holding open the drawsucceeded—“the feast of reason and ing-room door, as he gazed after her the flow of soul”—of course restrict- receding form, and softly said to hered, on the Doctor's account, to the low self, with a quiet inward laugh, a key and subdued tones that sound so curled lip, and an eye of infinite sweetly confidential; and when, on his meaning, “ Ah, ba! je te rattrappe, awakening, bed-candles were lighted, fine mouche! Sauve toi si tu pourand Lady Octavia, taking hers from ras."


Whether it was in consequence of an ed no small share of pleasing thoughts, epideinic prevailing, or of the season, and one half hour more had passed, which was Christmas, and the conse ere it entered his mind the time for quent repletion attendant on it, that had closing had more than arrived; he had, caused such an unusual influx of cus- however, just arisen for the purpose, tomers to the shop of Andrew, Che- when a stranger entered. Now Anmist and Druggist in the town of Fife, drew, though an industrious man, certain it is that he and his boy had would willingly have dispensed with been more than usually employed in any other call for his services for that compounding aperients and emetics evening, and not altogether so obligfor the inhabitants of the good city ; ingly as usual did he welcome his cusnever before had such a demand on toiner, but awaited his commands withhis gallipots and bottles been made- out deigning a question. The stranger never before had blue pill and jalap was not, however, long in opening his been used in such profusion, and ne- commission, neither did he appear to ver before had Andrew felt more sin- take Andrew's inattention at all amiss; cere pleasure than he derived that he seemed one of those happy beings evening, from the market-house clock upon whom outward circumstances striking eleven, his signal for closing. make little or no impression, who With alacrity his boy accepted his per- could be either civil or otherwise, as mission to depart, and left his master to should happen to suit bis humor, and enjoy solitude for the first time during who cared little for any opinion but the day, and to calculato the quantity his own. His broad and ample shoulof drugs made use of during it. This ders, over which was cast a large was not small-14 oz. blue pill, 4lb. coachman's coat, with its innumerable jalap, besides colycynth, senna, and capes, and his hands thrust into the rhubarb, at the lowest computation, pockets, and his round, ruddy, goodhad he prepared for the good townfolk humored face, showed that the cares of Fife ; innumerable had been the and troubles of the world had inade cases of cholera morbus, and plum- but little impression upon him. Anpudding surfeits he had relieved that drew had seen many a wild Highday, and the recollection of the pro- lander in his time; but either there portion of evil he had been the means was something peculiar in his customof alleviating, gave himn the most pleas- er, or his nerves were a little deranged ing sensations. The profit also ac by his exertions during the day : an cruing from his day's labor, contribut- indefinable sensation of fear came over


him, for which he could not account, his occupation. At length his labors and his first impulse was to run to drew to an end, and he prepared the the door for assistance. But then he label, pasted it on, neatly covered the bethought himself he might, per- box with blue paper, and presented it chance, fall into the hands of some of to the stranger. those night prowlers, who, report says, “ I will thank you for a glass of make no scruple of supplying medical water,” said he, as he bowed to Anstudents with living subjects if they drew, on receiving the box, “and I cannot procure dead ones. And more, see, Sir, you have given me a smartish did he leave his shop, his till would dose. · All these pills to be taken at be left to the tender mercies of the bed time,' but so much the better, stranger ; he was, therefore, compel- they will perform their required duty led to summon courage, and demand

I have, ere now, mastered a the stranger's business. This was not leg of mutton: and some writers affirm so difficult to him, perhaps, as we the human stomach can digest a tenmay imagine, Andrew having formerly penny nail, so here goes." served in the militia ; but it appeared It was in vain Andrew assured him that his fears had alarmed him far he had made a mistake in the direcmore than there was any occasion, tions, and that one pill was sufficient; for, on asking the stranger's business, in vain he remonstrated with him on he in the most polite manner only re- the danger of taking a larger dose ; quested him to prepare a box of mo- pill after pill disappeared from his derately strong aperient pills. This alarroed view, while between every at once relieved his fears, though it three or four, in the same equable and did not entirely remove them, and polite tone came, “I will thank you to Andrew quickly set about the neces prepare me another box, and compose sary preliminaries. Blue pill and ja- yourself, Sir; I'm in no hurry.” Who lap once more were in request, but so could the stranger be ? Andrew was much had the stranger's sudden ap- now at the very climax of alarm ; the pearance agitated him, he could not perspiration stood on his brow, and recollect their places so readily as his hands trembled so as to render it usual, and he was more than once on almost impossible to reach down his the point of mixing quite the reverse jars without damaging them. Strong of what he intended. The stranger doses he had certainly often prepared observed to him he appeared agitated, after a city feast, for the attendants and politely begged he would wait a on it; but this outdid them all. A little and compose himself, as he was man that could devour a leg of mutin no hurry. Here all Andrew's fears ton, digest a tenpenny nail, and take returned, and in spite of all his efforts a box of blue pills at a mouthful, had his hand shook as though he had the never entered his imagination, much palsy, and never had the preparation less did he ever expect to see such a of a box of pills appeared so irksome being in person ; but be he who he to him. It seemed as though the might, he was again obliged to comvery medicine itself had this evening mence his labor. The stranger had conspired to torment bim; three times now finished his box, and Andrew longer than it usually took him had he had no alternative but to commence now been, and though the town clock again, or stare him in the face; the had already told the hour of midnight, latter he could not do, as his imagistill Andrew was at his post, grinding națion had now metamorphosed him and pounding, and often, as he delay- into something more or less than man. ed for a moment froin mere inability Once more, therefore, did Andrew to proceed, the stranger politely be- ply at the pestle, while the stranger, sought him to rest a few minutes and as if to beguile the tedium of waiting, compose himself, and Andrew, for began to grow more loquacious. Had very shame, was compelled to resume Andrew ever sought after the Philoso

pher's Stone, the Universal Solvent, pleasure. Again did he renew his or the Elixir of Life? Did he put toil. Box after box did he prepare much faith in Solomon's Balm of Gi- without intermission, and the hours of lead, or Carrington's Pills, or did he one, two, and three, had been told in believe in the Metempsychosis ? In succession, by the market clock. Bitvain he assured him he studied no- terly did he lainent his destiny-long thing but the Edinburgh Dispensatory, before this he ought to have been that his shop bounded his researches ; snug and comfortable in his warm bed. the stranger took it for granted he Anger now began to assume the place must be able to give or receive infor- of fear, as he grew more accustomed mation, and question after question to his visiter's company, and often did did he put, to which Andrew assent- he determine in himself to refuse preed, without knowing their purport. paring any more. Still his courage At length he seemed to have exhaust- was not yet at that pitch; probably ed all his subjects, sat himself on the his exertions, as I said before, may chair, as if to compose himself to have injured his nerves—however, he sleep, and in a short time gave une- could not rally himself enough to do quivocal proofs of it. Andrew now it. The stranger, with his usual began to breathe more freely, and smile or grin, stood looking on, emventured to cast his eyes towards his ploying his time by beating the devil's strange customer; and, after all, there tattoo on his boot, while at intervals was nothing to be alarmed at in his camne forth the usual phrase, “Anoappearance, except he noticed the ther box, but don't hurry yourself.” breath from his nostrils appeared more At length, mere inability to proceed like the steam of a tea-kettle than the any farther supplied the place of breath of a human being. Still there courage ; his arms and sides ached to was nothing extraordinary in his ap- such a degree with his labor, as to pearance; he had a good jovial Eng- cause the perspiration to stand on his lish farmer's face, and a dress that brow in great drops, and he declared well suited it; to be sure a smile, or he could proceed no further. The alrather grin, lurked in the corner of teration in the stranger's countenance his mouth, even while asleep, as if he told him he had better have left it mocked poor Andrew's perplexity. unsaid, and his hands instinctively He did not, however, allow much time grasped the pestle with renewed vigor, for observation-he seemed to be in- but his repentance came too late ; the tuitively aware Andrew had ceased stranger's hand was already across the his operations, and he awoke with his counter, and in a second more had usual polite manner. “Oh, I see grasped Andrew's nose as firmly as if you have finished ; have the goodness it had been in a vice. Andrew strove to prepare me one box more ; but let in vain to release himself—the stranme pray you to take your leisure and ger held bim with more than human compose yourself, for I am in no hur- grasp ; and his voice, instead of the ry.” Andrew, who had fondly hoped polite tone he had before used, now his labor was at an end, now found sounded to his terrified ears what his himself obliged to renew it again with imagination had pictured of the Indian vigor, while the stranger aroused him- yell. The pain of the gripe deprived self, rose from his chair, yawned and him of voice to assure bis tormentor shook himself—spoke of the comfort- he would compound for him as long

be had enjoyed, was sorry he as he would wish ; still he contrived had kept Andrew up so late, or early to make signs to that effect, by stretchrather, for it was now morning. An- ing his hands towards his mortar, and drew, though internally wishing him imitating the action of grinding ; but any where but in his shop, yet con his tyrant was relentless-firmer did strained himself politely to answer, he close his fore-finger and thumb. that his commands gave him much Andrew could not shake him off ; like

able nap

a person afflicted with night-mare, he the air for a moment, gave him a in vain essayed his strength, though three-fold twitch, drew him head agonized with the fear of losing his foremost over the counter, and let him prominent feature in the struggle. fall.—When he came to his senses he The stranger, at length, as if endow- found himself lying outside his bed, ed with supernatural strength, lifted the only injury froin his fall being a bim from the ground, balanced him in broken nose.



Oh ! if the soul immortal be,
Is not its love immortal too ?

Seest thou my home?—'Tis where yon woods are waving
In their dark richness, to the sunny air ;
Where yon blue stream, a thousand flower-banks laving, .
Leads down the hills a vein of light—'tis there!

Midst these green haunts how many a spring lies gleaming,
Fringed with the violet, color'd with the skies,
My boyhood's haunt, through days of summer dreaming,
Under young leaves that shook with melodies !

My home ! the spirit of its love is breathing
In every wind that plays across my track,
From its white walls the very tendrils wreathing
Seem with soft links to draw the wanderer back.

There am I loved—there pray'd for!—there my mother
Sits by the hearth with meekly thoughtful eye,
There my young sisters watch to greet their brother ;
Soon their glad footsteps down the path will fly!

There, in sweet strains of kindred music blending,
All the home-voices meet at day's decline;
One are those tones, as from one heart ascending-
– There laughs my home. Sad stranger ! where is thine ?

-Ask'st thou of mine ?-In solemn peace 'tis lying,
Far o'er the deserts and the tombs away ;
'Tis where I too am loved, with love undying,
And fond hearts wait my step—But where are they?

Ask where the earth's departed have their dwelling,
Ask of the clouds, the stars, the trackless air -
I know it not-yet trust the whisper, telling
My lonely heart, that love unchanged is there.

And what is home, and where, but with the loving ?
Happy thou art, that so canst gaze on thine !
My spirit feels but, in its weary roving,
That with the dead, where'er they be, is mine!

Go to thy home, rejoicing son and brother!
Bear in fresh gladness to the household scene !
For me, too, watch the sister and the mother,
I will believe-but dark seas roll between.


[The following interesting sketch of the our friends and countrymen. If we destruction of Scio, and the subsequent turned our eyes towards the shore, blowing up of the ship of the Captain Pa. there was nothing calculated to consha, was related to an English traveller sole us there. The turbulent popuin the Morea, in 1827, by Barba Yorghi, lace of the immense capital was burna Greek pilot, who at the time of these ing with the fiercest of passions, and occurrences was in the service of the Turks, eager for blood and pillage ; every into which he had been compelled to enter. day saw some of the noblest or richest It is not often one has an opportunity of of our unhappy caste fall unresisting learning from the survivor of such an ad victims; and the blood of the minisventure as the last of these, the awful ters of our holy religion, eren of the particulars attending it.-After giving a

venerated head of our church, was history of his own life, and many of the shed with remorseless profusion. It atrocities of the Turks which he had wit- was on board of the ship where I, and nessed, he proceeds to that of the two

about a hundred other Greeks, were events mentioned above.]

compelled to serve, that the Captain

Pasha embarked early in the year You are aware, Sir, that before our 1822. Shortly afterwards the strong revolution, all the seamen of the Ot- fleet, that was then all ready, set sail. toman navy were Greeks, the Turks The first place that the long gathering confining themselves to the more noble tempest fell upon was the island of occupation of firing the g:ins, and de- Scio, and every body knows with wbat spising all the nautical portion of violence it fell. The scenes of horror the service, as a thing far beneath that were played off there for the them. When the rising of our nation space of six weeks, have been made became generally known, many of familiar to the world; and, coupled these sailors fled, as opportunity of- with the more recent destruction of fered, from the ships of the tyrant to Ipsara, the fall of Scio will long be those of their countrymen. The con- held as the very perfection of atrocity, dition of those who could not escape beyond which it would be difficult became dreadful; the Turks, though even for fiends to proceed. By day I they knew they could not do without heard the shrieks of the fleeing, and their services, were unable to repress the curses of the pursuers ; the suptheir hate and revenge. Whenever plicating voices of women, children, intelligence came of any success ob- and old men, dying away in the short, tained by our brethren in Greece, the tremulous cry of death's agony. Day pistol and yataghan were sure to go after day I heard the irregular disto work among us. Even in times charge of musketry, with, now and

extraordinary excitement I then, the deep roar of artillery ; I have seen a man cut down by my heard the crash of stately houses, as side, merely because the Turk ima- their marble walls fell to the earth ; I gined his features bore an expression saw the smoke extend in dense masses of joy or triumph. A word of sym- over the fair city, and rise, at interpathy in the cause of his country, vals, from the pleasant villas and olive that might escape a Greek, ensured groves, from the bright gardens of him instant death. Indeed, no state oranges and citrons, and from the boscould well be worse than ours; and quets of the favorite mastic. what aggravated its bitterness beyond But by night how fearful was the endurance, was, that we were to be spectacle ! The murderer reposed made, in the hands of our tyrants, the from his bloody labors; a deathly simeans of carrying ruin and death to lence reigned, broken, occasionally,

of no

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