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Anecdotes

. 6, 14, 54, 64, 184 Good heart

Adventure, an

Good name

Arabian Delicacy

Alfred Anson

How to pay for a farm

Ancient New England Customs

110

Highlander

Adversity

Hints to men of business

133

Habit

Anti-matrimonialists

146

Absence of mind

Humorous man, a

174

Authors

110

174

Holley's dying scene

American Rustic Hospitality

148

197

Hemans, Mrs.

Affection

Hannah Bint

185

Holmes's American Apnals

191

Ball, the

Bachelor's Journal

Ice Ship

Bonaparte, Joseph

46 || Isabella of Spain, Sketches of

Bachelor's old age

Italian Diver, the

Benson, Mary

Indian Gratitude

Brothers' Love
I Infant Corse

116
Brief Sentences

157, 172
Innovation

138
Bravery

197
Italian Traditions

148 h
Bon Mots
198 Job Clark

12
Crichton, James

Knavery

147

Chamberlain and Paugus

67

Lord North

Carroll, Charles

Law

Chivalry of 18th Century

106 Lord Littleton

Celibacy

123 Love

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
Cochin China

Learn a trade
Coal
177 Lovers Quarrels

196
Domestic Restrictions

Living by wits

198

Marshall, Chief Justice
Divorces in France

Martin Waldeck

Dream

Marriage

Disowned, extracts from

195 Maternal Influence

Economy

Miseries

94, 143, 157

Early autumn in New England

May you die among your kindred
English Proverbs

Miser, a

116

Madrid

139

Fawning

Marriages in Holland

150
Female Education

Mothers

155
Foraging party

Mourning

179
February adventures

Madman and Sportsman

188
Forgetfulness
First-born's Return

Natural Curiosities

Females, influence of

90

Necessity of cultivating the mind 142

Flowers

109

Novel Reading

Female heart

117

Narrative of a Convict

131 Orphan, the
Fragment, a

145

Old age

Female Biography

Oregon Settlement

Fox the quaker

149

Friendship

Putnam, Gen.

Pequassett

25

Gambler, the

Parting with an old Friend

140

Getting into notice

Politeness

171

Principal events in 1828

178

God of Nature

156 || Paine and Franklin

179

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Queen Elizabeth

174 | Boyhood

Byron
Royal House of Stewart
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 Blind Boy to his Mother
Remember me

187 Druidical Chorus
Red.Jacket

189

Daisy, the
Roger Sherman

190 Death of the flowers
Stage Driver

3 Evening in August
Sketch

Evidence of the Deity
Silesian Tale

Epigram
Strange Combat
Singular Superstition

Friend, to a

Friendship
Servants
Self Knowledge, Essay on

From an Absentee
Scott, Sir Walter

70

Group of playing Children, to a
Story, Judge
Smiling

115 Heaven
Scene from "76

Heir of the World
Slander

134 Henry Second of England
Scandal

167

Home
Sayings

Intemperance
Trial, the

Intemperate Husband
Truth, a Tale of

Invocation to the echo of a Sheil
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
Whitefield

Prophecy, the

Province of Women
Women of England

Pilgrim's Day
Woman

124
What cause have 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

Stars, the
Young Philosopher

Sacred Melody

Spirit's Land
POETRY.

Thanatopsis

To-
Alleine Conygahame

96

Twenty-two
Autumn

112

There's Joy when the Rosy Morning
Bruce's heart

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

951

Wish, the
Broken Hearted

159 || Woman's Heart

176
152

120

136
136
128

109

169

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THE

Worcester Talisman.

NO. 1.

APRIL, 5, 1828.

VOL. 1.

ORIGINAL TALE.

11 sonable, an immortal being; he therefore en

deavored to blend in her the requisites of fe. FOR THE TALISMAN.

male perfection in such a manner as would best

qualify her for a dispenser and sharer of huTHE ORPHAN.

man happiness, and an inberiter 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 inno. prepared, 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 Inrind, in those branches peculiarly feminine, jaculated, “ Graciouis 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 her sufferings did children in the nurture and admonition of not greatly exceed the common lot; but the Lord;" to impress on their tender micds 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, l of displeasing him. His anxious hopes and that though the pale messenger who had so fears were realized--bis 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 his 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 tach 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 Il guardianship of Mr. Smith. He resided in the parents beheld in their children a reflected im- Il family, was the 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 dereloped, the bud- | bonds of fraternal love, that the name of brothdings of gepius and virtue. Mr. Smith's offi- l) er alone was wanting. But the day of separcial duties left him much leisure for social and lation 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 ily 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 prodi. returned 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 im. subserviency to creation's tyrant, but as a rea-l plicit confidence Charles committed himself 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 beavy 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, if be spending its fury on Alfred and Charles.possible, from the rock on which so many yal 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 uot 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

Mourns 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

11. 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

l've woven a garland ed his fervid beams with intemperate heat into

To bind in my hair : the bosom of the earth. Low in the west, the I'll bind up apother, 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 brotherm 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 bis sheet; the thun

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

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

And daisy, their bloon, 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 unfading-ling report, and the rain fell in copious show

My brother, for thee. ers. 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, of the scenery. Jane had cultivated her flow

Whether prized for its odor, er garden, during the absence of Charles and

Or fair tu the sight,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 en wreathes it cealed by the entwiving fibres of the grape

A myrtle shall be. and woodbine, and the drooping branches of the willow which hung over it, as if in parent

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

The moon rises pale rival 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 mournto 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 : In all her at home during the winter vacation, he had actions, she was the child of Reason: In her l treated her with unwonted reserve : when they

III.

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