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INDEX.

Page.

Page. Anecdotes 6, 14, 54, 64, 184 | Good heart

160 Adventure, an

35
Good name

189 Arabian Delicacy

94 Alfred Anson

38 97

How to pay for a farm Ancient New England Customs

49 110

Highlander
Hints to men of business

62 Adversity

133
Habit

83 Anti-matrimonialists

146
Humorous man, a

98 Absence of mind

174 Authors 174 | Holley's dying scene

110 American Rustic Hospitality 197 || Hemans, Mrs.

148 Affection

Hannah Bint

185 189 Holmes's American Aonals

191 Ball, the

17 Bachelor's Journal

Ice Ship

41 37 Bonaparte, Joseph

Isabella of Spain, Sketches of

45 46 Bachelor's old age

58 91

Italian Diver, the
Indian Gratitude

66 Benson, Mary

129 Brothers? Love

Infant Corse

116 130 Brief Sentences

Innovation

138 157, 172 Bravery

148 197

Italian Traditions Bon Mots 198 Job Clark

12 Knavery

147 Crichton, James

30 Chamberlain and Paugus 67 || Lord North

13 Carroll, Charles 100 || Law

21 Chivalry of 18th Century 106 || Lord Litleton

61 Celibacy 123 || Love

84 Childhood

125 Lee the Poet Cervantes

125 || London Streets Cromwell, description of

164 || Lafayette's Bust Corbet's beau ideal of a laborer 150 || Love of Distinction

193 Cochin China

166

Learn a trade Coal

177

Lovers Quarrels
Domestic Restrictions

91
Living by wits

198 Destiny 125 || Marshall, Chief Justice

22 Divorces in France 150 || Martin Waldeck

57 Dream 153 || Marriage

54 Disowned, extracts from 195 || Maternal Iofluence

84

Miseries Economy

131

94, 143, 157 Early autumn in New England

May you die among your kindred 100

156 English Proverbs

Miser, a

116 172 Madrid

139 Fawning 126 | Marriages in Holland

150 Female Education 36 || Mothers

155 Foraging party

39 Mourning February adventures 74 Madman and Sportsman

188 Forgetfulness

76 First-born's Return

Natural Curiosities

13 89 Females, influence of

90

Necessity of cultivating the mind 142

Novel Reading 109

161 Female heart

Narrative of a Convict 117

162 Fidelity 131 || Orphan, the

1 Fragment, a 145 || Old age

157 Female Biography 147 Oregon Settlement

188 Fox the quaker

149 Friendship

150
Putnam, Gen.

6 Pequassett

25 Gambler, the 44 || Parting with an old Friend

140 Getting into notice 53 | Politeness

171 94 Principal events in 1828

178 God of Nature 156 Paine and Franklin

179

116 181 189

196 196

179

Flowers

Guess

Page.

192
192

16
48
64
168

24
32
88
144

88
104
128

53

48
80
152

72

112
120
144

144

39

96
200
200

Page.
Queea Elizabeth

174 | Boyhood

Byron
Royal House of Stewart

19
Runaway Marriage

42 || Capt. Kid's Successor
Reputation

107 Contentment outwitted
Randolph, John

112 || Cleopatra's Death
Retrospection

116 | Child's first Grief
Roche, Maria Regina

125
Religion in China

127 || Dying Bliad Boy to his Mother
Remember me

187 || Druidical Chorus
Red.Jacket

189 l'aisy, the
Roger Sherman

190 Death of the flowers
Stage Driver

3|| Evening in August
Sketch

20 Evidence of the Deity
Silesian Tale

29 Epigram
Strange Combat

33
Singular Superstition

53

Friend, to a
Servants

Friendship

69
Self Knowledge, Essay on

From an Absentee
Scott, Sir Walter

70

Group of playing Children, to a
Story, Judge

110
Smiling

115 Heaven
Scene from 76

122 Heir of the World
Slander

134

Henry Second of England
Scandal

167 Home
Sayings

189

Intemperance
Trial, the

27

Intemperate Husband
Truth, a Tale of

71

Invocation to the echo of a Shell
Turkish Ceremonies

109 | Infant asleep
Too handsome for any thing

165
Tide in the affairs of men

177 Maria Louisa at Napoleon's Grave
Tatler, the

180

My Wife, my Cat, and Me
Temper

197 Mother's Gift
Time is an unseen Traveller

197 | Meg Merilies
Trick

198 || Mother, the

Memory
Unstable Mind

169 || Morning of Life, in the
Variety 15, 21, 30, 38, 46, 62, 70, 78, 85, Native Country, my

102, 117, 132, 135, 140, 149, 183 Night Primrose
Vicar of Wakefield

156
Vision of Mirza

168

Over the Sea

Prophecy, the
Whitefield

31

Province of Women
Women of England

109

Pilgrim's Day
Woman

124
What cause bave we for Gratitude 141

Round Tower
War

154
What is man

'174 | Sketch, a
Winter

175 | Spring Flower, to a
Western Antiquities

188 || Sky-lark, the
Wardsworth

161 || S***, to

Stanzas
Young Victim, the

169 | Stars, the
Young Philosopher

172 || Sacred Melody

Spirit's Land
POETRY.

Thanatopsis

To
Alleine Conygnhame

96 | Twenty-two
Autumn

112 | There's joy when the Rosy Morning
Bruce's heart

56 || What's the Matter
Balboa's first sight of the sea

95

Wish, the
Broken Hearted

159

Woman's Heart

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THE

Worcester Talisman.

NO. 1.

APRIL, 5, 1828.

VOL. 1.

FOR THE TALISMAN.

ORIGINAL TALE,

sonable, an immortal being; he therefore endeavored 10 blend in her the requisites of female perfection in such a manner as would best

qualify her for a dispenser and sharer of huTHE ORPHAN.

man happiness, and an inheriter of eternal life. “And I am then alone in the world,” said || While a certain portion of the day was devoted jane Smith, a solitary unprotected orphan; “Oh to assisting her mother in domestic duties, and my brother! the bitter cup which thy hand has another granted to her for relaxation in innoprepared, has been quaffed to the very dregs. cent amusement, the solid branches of English Oh Charles-my father, my mother, the grave literature were the principal objects of attainhas closed over you, and I am alone in the ment, and while he unfolded to her the prinworld." There was another name entwined || ciples of such sciences as he considered best with every fibre of her heart, but she spoke it fitted to expand and strengthen the female not, and every nerve thrilled as she faintly e niind, in those branches peculiarly feminine, jaculated, “ Gracious Father!" be merciful he found an able assistant in his wife. to them who go down to the sea in ships.--Hers But his greatest care was to bring up his was a simple tale; perhaps ber sufferings did children in the sonurture and admonition of not greatly exceed the “common lot ;' but the Lord;" to impress on their tender mirds they had followed each other in such rapid a due sense of their responsibility to him, and succession, that those who now marked her to excite towards him the emotions of love and wasted form, her tuttering steps and her un lear-the love of obeying his law, and the fear earthly countenance felt a mournful conviction, of displeasing him. His anxious hopes and that though the pale messevger who had so fears were realized-his hopes in his daughter often entered her dwelling, had spared the-his fears in his son. While Charles remainloveliest plant for a while, he would ere long ed in the bosom of his family he was a dutiful claim her as his victim.

son, and affectionate brother; his disposition Jane Smith was the daughter of a country inclined him to virtue rather than vice, but he Clergyman, who had early in life been united wanted that firm manly independence which to the wife of his choice, and settled in a flour would bave preserved him from the spares of ishing village in Massachusetts. The birth of insidious profligates, and when bis virtue was a son, while it awakened new emotion in their put to the test, he fell. The only intimacy breasts, bound them yet more closely to cach which he had formed was with a youth other, and when a daughter was added, the two years older than himself, who had been good man exclaimed, “ Heaven be praised, my placed by the death of his parents under the every earthly wish is granted." The happy l guardianship of Mr. Smith. He resided in the parents beheld in their children a reflected im- | family, was ihe constant companion of Charles, age of each other, and saw with grateful hearts, and so firmly were their hearts koit in the as their dispositions were developed, the bud- l bonds of fraternal love, that the name of brothdings of genius and virtue. Mr. Smith's offi er alone was wanting. But the day of separcial duties left him much leisure for social and ation arrived. At the age of seventeen Alfred domestic enjoyment; he therefore resolved to Manton entered Harvard University: the undertake the education of his children. In pangs of parting however were mitigated by his son he anticipated a successor to his sacred the reflection that his vacations would be office, and had only to follow the path which spent at home, and that when one year had custom had sanctioned. But on the subject of expired Charles would again become his comfemale education, he entertained an opinion panion. This second breach in the little famwidely different from those which but too gen- lily circle was heavily felt. The parents tremberally prevail. He wished to see his daugh-led for the safety of their child, but, as Alfred ter an accomplished woman, but not a paint had escaped from the fiery furnace uphurt, and ed bauble; learned, but not a literary prodireturned to them after a year's trial with a gy; a good housewife, but not a good house. character yet more decidedly virtuous, hope wife only. He viewed her not merely in her whispered peace to their bosoms. With imsubserviency to creation's tyrant, but as a rea plicit confidence Charles committed himself

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to the guidance of his friend and passed through || self-command and quiet resignation, she was the first year with honor to himself and joy un the child of Grace. As she seated hersell, she speakable to his family. But he had now com perceived from the door of the summer-house, menced an intimacy from which Alfred dread that the cloud still lay black and heavy in the ed the most fearful consequences ; though he tast.-A momentary pang chilled her bosom, still hoped to maintain the ascendancy which as she thought that the storm might even now he had acquired over him, and preserve him, ifbe spending its fury on Alfred and Charles.possible, from the rock on which so many gal. But as the majestic arch of the rainbow dilant barks are foundered. Charles's new asso vested the cloud of its gloom, so did hope and ciate attempted to sap the foundation of this confidence restore tranquillity to her breast. long standing friendship. He ascribed Alfred's She did not consider herself a favored votary brotherly care to the love of power, and rallied of the Muses-she had no ambition to be som Charles on his lack of independence. This but for her owo amusement, she embodied last charge be felt to be too just, and though some of ber present sensations in the following in his better moments he knew that this yield stanzas, according with her favorite air on ing disposition was all that arrested his wild

the guitar: career in the path to ruin, he, at other times, condemned himself for his want of spirit, and Why lingers my brother? his friend for exerting his influence over him.

Oh! why this delay? Another year had gone, and left bim still Thy sister impatiently veering between the two courses followed by

Mouras for thy stay. his two opposite friends, and they were again Gone is the whirlwind, to visit the parsonage. It was at that laugh

The tempest is past, ing season, when Summer, as if conscious that

Mild beams the sinking sun, she must soon resign the sceptre to her sober

Haste thee, oh! haste. successor, seems to rict in all the luxury of absolute power. The rich foliage of the season

I've gathered my flowerswas scarcely ruffled by the breath of heaven;

The rich and the rare ; the mid-day •sun, rejoicing in his might,' dart I've woven a garland ed his fervid beams with intemperate heat into

To bind in iny hair: the bosom of the earth. Low in the west, the I'll bind up another, cloud, no bigger than a man's hand,' gave

Apother l'll bring sure indications of the approach of one of those To thee, my dear brother tempests so peculiar to the season and climate.

A love offering Now the faint moanings of the distant gale were heard; the dense cloud spread itselfrap

66 The last rose of summer" idly as the sailor unfurls his sheet; the thun

Shall yield its perfume; der reverberated along the distant mountains,

The shade-loving violet, and the big solitary drops began to fall with

And daisy, their blooni, ominous force on the earth's parched surface.

The bright Globe Amaranth, In a moment, the sky was involved in gloom ;

An emblem shall be the lightning's flash was followed by the rat

Of my friendship unfadingling report, and the rain fell in copious show

My brother, for thee. But the boit passed harmless ; the blast spent itself, and in one hour no traces of the

Each delicate blossom tempest remained, save the glittering bow in the east, and the cheerful invigorated aspect

Shall in it unite,

Whether prized for its odor, of the scenery. Jane had cultivated her dow

Or fair tu the sight,er garden, during the absence of Charles and Alfred, with unusual care. It was situated at

All the pride of my garden the end of the house, and in its most retired

I'll bring unto thee; corner, stood the summer-house, almost con

And the band that enwreathes it cealed by the entwining fibres of the grape

A myrtle shall be. and woodbine, and the drooping branches of

v. the willow which hung over it, as if in parent

Now as the sun sets, al protection. The appointed hour for the ar

The moon rises palerival of the students approached ; and Jane, Shedding her pepsive light eager to breathe the pure air exhaled from her

Over the vale ; flowers in their freshened state, and anxious

Sweet smiles the evening sceneto pass the intervening time calmly, repaired

Still must I mourn to her favorite retreat. Her temper was ar

Anxiously waiting dent, her feelings intense—but they were un

My brother's return. der the influence of a regulating principle My Alfred's return would sound more inwhich prevented them from running to excess. teresting,” thought she. But though she lovIn the pure unsophisticated affections of hered Alfred as well as Charles, yet when he was heart, she was the child of Nature : lo all her

at home during the winter vacation, he had actions, she was the child of Reason: In her treated her with unwonted reserve : when they

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