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which you used to give me credit, of your apprecia- “What?" cried Grace, springing to her feet. tion of my devotion to you, and your interests." “You have taken this step with the idea of pre
“Tell me, quickly, what it is,” said Grace. I venting my marriage ; you have dared to impose "I have lost the habit of guessing riddles since I upon me with a falsehood, in the hope of inhave been in London, and I am anxious to know terposing between me and the man I love ?” what this important news can be.”
" It was my only chance of getting you to “I will tell you then, plainly,” said Anne, come,” said Anne. “ It was impossible for me after a moment's pause. " I have done evil that to give you the real reason while you were in good might come of it. I have deceived you.” . London."
, " Deceived me!" cried Grace, with already "And do you think that absence can make any flushing cheeks. “In what way?"
difference?”' asked Grace, with a sneet. * Do "I have brought you away from London because you think that I am more likely to give him up I knew it to be a matter of the deepest possible in Brussels than I should have been in Eaton importance to you that you should come; but I place? Do you think that he will be more willing have used a false pretext to beguile you here. to surrender me, because he is asked to do so in Your aunt, Madame Sturn, though very ill, is not a letter posted abroad?”
, worse than when I last wrote to you."
“ There is no question of your giving him up,'' “Marlame Sturm not worse—not dying !" cried said Anne, calmly ; "and as to Mr. Heath, he Grace. "All that story about her desiring to see has already expressed his intentions on the subme an invention? What is the reason that you ject.” have brought me away with you?"
“George-expressed his intentions! To whom? "To save you from inevitable destruction," —where,” asked Grace, breathlessly. said Anne; “to prevent your marriage with a “ To you in this note," said Anne, handing to man who would have rendered your life a burden her friend the letter which Heath had written in and a disgrace.".
the bank parlor.
"I WOULD NOT LIVE ALWAY'_THE POEM AND THE HYMN.
By NELLIE Hess MORRIS.
WILLIAM AUGUSTUS MUHLENBERG comes from a William Augustus was born in Philadelphia in family well known in this State and throughout the 1796, received his collegiate education at Columbia "land, and deservedly honored wherever known. College, New York, and was trained for the Lutheran
great-grandsire, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, ministry, but preferred that of the Protestant probably none of my readers require to be told, Episcopal Church, being ordained in 1819 or was the great and good Apostle of the Lutheran 1820. He still lives, in New York City, univerChurch, the well-beloved Father of the American sally revered and loved. His long life has been offspring of that noble German Church. And the faithfully devoted to his Master's work, and even famous preacher-soldier of the Revolution, Gen- now, in his eightieth year, he is still employed in eral John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg,' who doffed working for Jesus, to the full measure of his strength; his clerical gown to wear the Continental uniform, he has, of course, ceased his labors as pastor of and relinquished his preaching to fight for his the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, country's liberties, was
a son of the Lutheran after many years' faithful service, but he tenaApostle and Father, and the grandfather of the ciously clings to St. Luke's Hospital, of which he subject of my sketch. Others of the famiły have was the founder, and has been for about a quarter been only less famed than the two named. of a century the chaplain and, I believe, superinUsually, and even in
tendent or rector. No one who knows the good old Lippincott's Biographical Dictionary,” called General Peter Muhlenberg.
divine, no one who knows anything of him and
his character, can possibly accord the slightest lenberg, was first published in The Episcopal credit to the preposterous claim of Henry Ward, Recorder, in 1824. In 1826, when the Episcopal or the absurd assertions of 0. H. Harpel. Possi: General Convention had appointed a committee bly, as Dr. Muhlenberg charitably suggests, Ward to prepare a collection of hymns to be added was crazy, and we cannot but hope the person to the fifty-six then appended to the Prayerwho revives Ward's claiın can be shown to have a Book, Rev. Dr. Henry Onderdonk revised the like excuse; but, be that as it may, there can be poem, modified and reduced it, and secured its no honest ground to doubt but that Dr. Muh: insertion in the new collection. This is the whole lenberg's account of the origin of the hymn is story in a few. words; and all i deem necessary to correct in every particular, and I repeat the facts add are a copy of the original poem, as it appears briefly :
in The Episcopal Recorder, and one of the hymn The original poem, as written by Dr. Muh- as it appears in the Prayer-Book. The Original Poem.
The Hymn. I would not live alway-live alway below!
I would not live alway; I ask not to stay Oh, no; I'll not linger when bidden to go;
Where storm after storm rises dark o'er the way; The days of our pilgrimage granted us here,
The sew lurid mornings that dawn on us here
Are enough for life's woes, full enough for its cheer.
I would not live alway, thus settered by sin,
Temptation without and corruption within ; While brethren and friends are all hastening home?
E'en the rapture of pardon is mingled with lears,
And the cup of thanksgiving with penitent tears.
I would not live alway; no, welcome the tomb;
Since Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom; Like the patriarch's bird, and no resting is found;
There, sweet be my rest, till He bial me arise
To hail Him in triumph descending the ski
Who, who would live alway, away from his God,
Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode. Save the gleam of the plumage that bears him away.
Where the rivers of pleasure how o'er the bright plains, I would not live alway- thus fettered by sin,
And the noontide of glory eternally reigns. Temptation without and corruption within ;
Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet, In a moment of strength if I sever the chain,
Their Saviour and brethren, transported to greet; Scarce the victory's mine, ere I'm captive again ;
While the anthems of rapture unceasingly roll,
And the smile of the Lord is the scast of the soul.
The hymn has been copied into almost every colBut my spirit her own miserere prolongs.
lection since made, and in some cases un warrantI would not live alway-no, welcome the tomb;
able liberties have been indulged in by the collectSince Jesus hath lain there, I dread not its gloom; Where lle deigned to sleep, I'll too bow my head,
ors, who spoil many admirable hymns in their unAll peaceful to slumber on that hallowed bed.
justifiable attempts to improve them. The Rer. Then the glorious daybreak, to follow that night, The orient gleam of the angels of light,
erend poet himself attempted to improve it, some With their clarion call for the sleepers to rise
years ago, but his improved version cannot supAnd chant forth their matins away to the skies.
plant the one which has so long held the popular Who, who would live alway, away from his God,
heart. Away from yon heaven, that blissful abode,
Dr. Muhlenberg has written several other Where the rivers of pleasure flow o'er the bright plains, And the noontide of glory eternally reigns;
hymns, among them, Where the saints of all ages in harmony meet,
“ Shout the glad tidings, exultingly sing," etc.; Their Saviour and brethren, tran-ported to greet, While the songs of salvation exultingly roll,
but not one of them has ever rivaled the above in And the smile of the Lord is the seast of the soul ? the esteem of the “sweet singers in (Christian, That heavenly music! what is it I hear?
Israel." The notes of the harper ring sweet in mine ear!
The learned Doctor has also composed some And see, soft unfolding those portals of gold, The King all arrayed in his beauty behold!
prized church tunes, and compiled and published (), give me, () give me the wings of a dove,
“Church Poetry," "The People's Psalter," and, To adore Him, be near Him, enrupt with llis love; I but wait the summons, I list for the word
in connection with Dr. (afterwards Bishop) WainAlleluia ---Amen--evermore with the Lord.
wright, “ Music for the Church."
ENGLA-LAND AND THE ABIDING MEMORIALS OF ITS ANTIQUITY.
A GROUP OF BARROWS. CERTAINLY not the least interesting of the mem- | mark the burial places of heroes whose very names
At Bhopaul in Central orials of the inhabitants of the earth who lived, are long since forgotten. acted, and passed away, in its pre-historic ages, India, there is a remarkable mound-tomb of this are the Barrows, which abound in Druidic regions, class, a funereal tope, which doubtless originally nor only in these, but in regions far away from covered the remains of some eminent Buddhist those recognized as Druidic. In all parts of Brit- “Saint,” as before it has been placed a gate which ain and in Gaul, and wheresoever we trace the lis wonderful, even in that land of wonders, for its
elaborate sculptures. signs of the Druids, we
The Barrow is simply a find these mounds at every
large mound raised over turn of our wanderings, and should we go far away
the corpse of a deceased
chieftain, hero, saint, or to the territory of the old Gerrhi, nigh the margin
other man of special emiof the Gerrhus, we shall
nence. The prevalence of find the sepulchres of the
these mound-tombs in so Kings of the Scythians,
many and such remote so minutely described by
parts of the world, proves Herodotus; and in other
just what the prevalence
of other “Druidic'' memparts of Asia like mounds
THE SANCHI-TOPE, BHOPAUL, INDIA.
orials in the same regions proves—and that is the the side of his corpse some articles of every kind
WAR-CHARIOT, SHIELD, SPEARS AND BATTLE-Axe, of Old Britain. Then on Salisbury Plain (see page 937 of same I had almost said ages, and perhaps I may without volume, December] we saw another and larger exaggeration, as when it was first heaped up cannot "hill,” of which I deferred speaking in connec. be known,-the hill still stands in all its majesty, tion with Stonehenge and the Plain, because that bearing the most indubitable testimony to the warhill had in its day a character and use entirely like skill of the brave people who so long defied the distinct from the religious structures which sur-mighty Roman Empire. Another old stronghold round it. But now, let us turn to the engraving of the pre historic Britons is that vast" Beacon" of “Old Sarum” (page 937, Vol. V.) and study of Herefordshire, which forms the summit of one the ramparted hill, with terrace upon terrace, of the highest of the Malvern Hills, and looks rising to a great height, and commanding the down upon and over the glorious valley of the
Severn. Near Wooler, in country for miles around.
Northumberland, there is This was, beyond ques.
a castellated hill, rising tion, a mighty fortified
two thousand feet above earth-work of the warlike
the adjacent plain; near people of old Britain.
the confluence of the Coln Roman walls, Saxon tow
and the Teme, in Shropers, a huge Norman cathe.
shire, there is dral, have successively
Caradoc," named for the crowned its summit. All
famous Caractacus; are gone, leaving no trace, but the hill still stands as
Angus, in Forfarshire, it stood years and years,
there are the “CatterOLD BRITISH SPEAR-HEADS AND BATTLE-AXES.