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with at Grandmother Broadwood's years ago, showed her preferment. Kirk wished, neverthewhen he was a little boy, were Hannah Roland less, Phebe would talk more to him, and he did and an elder sister, since deceased, and therefore think Luther might let Phebe walk to the pond their acquaintance seemed but a renewal of childish alone with him sometime! Hannah seemed to friendship. Hannah was several years the senior divine his desire at last, for she said one evening, of her brother, and sister Phebe, and Kirk soon it was the first time Kirk had come out to spend learned a half sister to both. She seemed a Sunday with them, and he had said at the teamother, as well, for they both looked up to her table, “ How romantic the pond will look in the and appeared to be guided by her in all they did. moonlight to-night!" and Phebe had blushed and
” She was an invalid, and did not rise from the half answered softly, “yes.” lounge, half chair she occupied, not even when Hannah seemed to feel that Kirk wanted Phebe they went out to tea, which Hannah pressed Kirk to go alone with him this night, so she said : so urgently to partake of with them, that he could “Luther, you may wheel me out on the porch, not, nor did he care to refuse. She was wheeled and sit there with me in the moonlight to-night. into the supper room and back again, and although Phebe may walk to the pond with Kirkland.” helpless and crippled, she was as merry and light- Kirk thanked her with a look, and Phebe ran hearted as any. She seemed to know, too, all up-stairs to get her pretty soft gray Shetland shawl.
, that was going on in the world outside, for there She came down with it fastened cloud-like on her was not a subject talked upon by the two men, head, and held at the throat with a knot of rosethat she did not handle as well as they. She had colored ribbon. Kirk started and felt in his pocnot been out of the house in ten years, she said, ket. His ribbon was all right. This was a new but she read the papers. And all Fronefield came one then, and she had missed the other.
If she to her with its news, so that she knew all that was knew where it was, what would she say?" going on -and “more too,” she added in her “Don't stay out late, children. Phebe, keep bright laughing way.
thy shawl up close around thy throat. Remember, It was a little world she lived in, to be sure, Kirkland, I put her in thy care,” cried Hannah and from which she looked on and judged those to them as they went out of the gate. who mingled in the mightier outside world ; but "I will remember,” answered Kirk, looking a little world does not necessarily imply a narrow
back. “See that you don't forget it !" one, or one too straight and cramped to be enjoy- The shadows fell on the maple avenue road in able. Oh, no! hers was a very complete world, the moonlight now, and there was such deep little, certainly, but round and full, and with as silence over all things, in the hushed rustle of the much room for sympathy and love and charity, leaves, in the noisless motion of the figures casting and all the rest of the perfect womanly virtues, as the shadows, that one might almost believe the though she lived and mingled with the wide, wide shadows were out walking without their substance ! world that radiated beyond hers-perhaps-who “ Hannah says, 'thee' to me, I wonder why?'' knows! her's was even fuller, and more complete. at last said Kirk, as though audibly continuing a
Kirk Broadwood, therefore, had not taken train of thought in his mind. many trips to Fronefield, before Hannah Roland • Because she likes you; she never says it to discovered his visits were not altogether for the
any one without.
We Quakers are very select in purpose of seeing Luther, for the walk up Maple using our language to outsiders." avenue proved such an attraction, that before the “ Is it your way too, to say thee only to those summer was over it grew to.be Kirk's every Saturday holiday, and of course tea at the cottage “I say thee to brother and Hannah_" and a walk to the pond, before train time, fol. But never to me. I am an outsider!" The
voice had a sad, reproachful sound. Phebe continued to be as shy and modest during
The shadows move a trifle saster, the shorter a as any of her bird namesakes. It little a-head. was Hannah who did most of the entertaining "I would like to hear 'thee,' from your lips, and nearly all the talking. She liked Kirk, and Phebe," continued Kirk, following his companion. when Hannah Roland liked any one she openly
"I have come out here all summer with no other
lowed as regularly.
purpose than hoping one day you would say it to “ See, how I have treasured this, because it was me in its sweetest way. May I tell you how ?" The shorter shadow nods assent.
Phebe colored a deeper rose as she recognized “I love thee! Will you say it to me in that the ribbon, and answered him archly. way? for Phebe, I can say it to you over and over “ Perhaps, if I should examine thy pockets, I a thousand times, and never will it express half might find the other article I lost as well upon the love I feel for you. I love tltee. Wilt thou the same occasion !" be my wife, Phebe, bird?"
“No, no; I assure you, this was all I took," The shadows are very close now, and a soft, replied Kirk, laughing. sweet voice whispers, "I love thee; I will be thy “ Thee is mistaken. Thee took something else wife."
that day beside the ribbon.” Hannah and Luther were still sitting on the • What then?'' porch when the two returned from their walk, "A girl's heart !'' and when Hannah said she would go to her " Then?" room as she was tired, Kirk bent down and whis- “ Yes. I think I loved thee from the day thee pered ::
was so kind and good to me, and I shall love thee “You put her in my care to-night. I am going always for it.” to keep her in my charge-always."
When Kirk Broadwood's friends asked him, “Is it so, Phebe?”' asked Hannah, looking up where, under the sun, be found his sweet little into the starry eyes of her sister, and the eyes Quaker wife, he answered, “I rescued her from answered.
among some Bullo and Bears," and when they Luther gave his consent, although he declared raised their hands and their eyebrows in astonishno one seemed to think it at all necessary! When ment, he exclaimed, “I picked her up-or rather Phebe unfastened her shawl, her cheeks pinker her travelling-bag-on Wall street." than the knot of rose-ribbon at her throat, Kirk And that is the way there came to be a Wall drew its mate from his pocket, saying:
AWAY; let nought to love displeasing,
My Winifreda, move your care;
Nor squeamish pride, nor gloomy fear.
What tho' no grants of royal donors
With pompous titles grace our blood;
And to be noble we'll be good.
Our name, while virtue thus we tender,
Will sweetly sound where e'er 'tis spoke:
How they respect such little folk.
What tirough from fortune's lavish bounty
No mighty treasures we possess;
And be content without excess.
Sufficient for our wishes give;
And that's the only life to live.
We'll hand in hand together trend;
And babes, sweet-smiling babes, our bed.
While round my knees they fondly clung;
To hear them lisp their mothers tongue.
Shall think to rob us of our joys,
And I'll go a wooing in my boys.
1 This beautiful address to conjugal love, a subject too much neglected by the libertine Muses, was, we believe, first printed in a volume of " Miscellaneous Poems, by several hands, published by D. [David] Lewis, 1726, 8vo.”
It is there said, how truly we know not, to be a translation “ from the ancient British language.”
THE CAVE-TEMPLE OF ELEPHANTA, IN BOMBAY HARBOR, INDIA.
In the April Monthly there appeared a concise tranquil bosom after a tedious passage across the article upon Agra and its architectural wonders, ocean ; still we cannot realize how any one could wherein we promised to relate, in a number of enjoy the strikingly lovely scene more than we did, short papers, from time to time as we might find and we beheld it first from the shore. Imagine space for them, some of the reminiscences of an forests of palms that adorn its banks, the luxueight years' sojourn in the East Indies; we have riant, verdure-laden islands that, assisted by count. since found space for but one additional paper, less ships and boats, relieve the expanse of water, that on Delhi in the Monthly of September, and and the bays that lose themselves in a bright, soft now we have four pages that we feel cannot be gleam as they reach into the land—the whole inbetter occupied than by a brief notice of the mar- tensified in picturesque grandeur by the hills that velous Cave Temple of Elephanta.
rise before us, rounded, terraced, and obelisked, Many years ago, in a book on “The Wonders in ornate splendor, and then remember the approof the World," Elephanta's caves found honorable priate frame of a cloudless sky and a still, shining mention, and we!l may they still be regarded in blue sea, and the perfect picture your imagination the same light. Elephanta is an island in the har. may have painted will yet fall short of the gorbor of Bombay, itself one of the most beautifully geous reality. But the harbor is also a noble one charming objects you behold in all that naturally in respect to its perfect adaptation to its proper charming country. Perhaps its interest may be en- uses, well meriting its name, Bombay, Portuguese hanced when you find yourself upon its broad and Bom-Bahia (or more correctly Boa-Bahia), the
good harbor;' its extent and its safety and fitness ness centre and of one of the luxurious homes of leave nothing to be desired.
the more wealthy residents of British India. А But, let us enter one of the neat boats we see “ bungalow" in itself is no insignificant object of all along the shore, and, going well out upon the study-a large, roomy house, all on the ground water, turn towards the city; we are lost for a foor, the luxuriousness of the interior is a source moment in wonder and admiration, the change in of wonder, even to those habituated to the luxuries the aspect of the harbor is amazing, almost un- of life in America or Europe, while the entire exnatural—the spectacle is no more superb than terior conveys the illusory anticipation of a cool that from the shore, but strangely different, a vast retreat from the intense heat which oppresses us; forest of masts, with numberless snow-white sails, illusory, because we find that, though art and sci
apparently in relief against a vaster forest ofence have been in active exercise, every conceiva- . rich, deep-green palms, and Eastern trees of many ble method employed, the very conformation of species, and beyond, seen through and over and the house specially designed to catch every breath between the two differing forest-lines, are seen the of air that can be caught, all has failed to secure white houses, with here and there a steeple, mark more than an amelioration of the heat-the heat is ing the long line of Cohaba Point, telling us where still oppressive. lies the great city of Bombay.
We must, however, turn to the marvelous Cave. Bombay, the city, is worthy of our notice, but Temple of Elephanta. No pen-picture can afford we shall not attempt to tell here of its beauties, its even an approximate idea of this vast, strangely charms, or of its importance as a commercial mart grand, almost supernaturally impressive Brahminiand as a seat of government. Our engravings on cal cathedral, for its extent, no less than its elabothis and the preceding page present pictures of a busi- / rate grandeur, constitute it a temple-cathedral among the temples of lesser note and inferior pro- attention, though its inhabitants are chiefly emportions, which abound in the Presidency. Our ployed in rearing sheep and poultry for the Bomillustrations will, however, materially assist us in bay market. the attempt to convey such an idea.
The Cave-Temple has been deserted for we canThe island of Elephanta stands about five miles not say how many ages, and when and by what from the main island of Bombay, about seven from particular race it was first hewed out, constructed, the castle, and covers an area about five miles in and adorned, can only be uncertainly guessed. circumference. It comprises two long hills with a In the face of a great precipice, richly decked by small valley intervening; it is almost overgrown nature in flowers and plants of many kinds, we with wood, has several fine springs of water, and its find huge doorways, admitting us to gigantic halls soil is favorable to rice culture, which receives some excavated out of living rock of great compact