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its prey.

Marchiowess. Listen :- (Will much affcc-, Becky. Ob, how your material presence talion)

brings us to earthi again * Ah! ab! suspicionless of smart,

(Mrs. Kerscy uncovers her foce.! And seeking in your charms relief,

Mudge Why, ma'am, what trick are you Your eye, cataceous, stole my heart. playing the young ladies? Stop thief! stop thief! stop thief! stop thief!"

Mrs. Kersey. I am only teaching the silly katy. Oh, beavens! desist; it is too exquisites, that some folkg may make exquisite.

retiued tools as some folks, and tbat affectatio. Mirchioness. Did you notice the commence is not learuing. “Ah! ah! Cataceous! Siin mnt--" Ab! ah!" There is something fine thiet! stop thief! stop thief!" in that “Ab! ah!"-as if a man suddenly Becky. I am imperturbably petrified. thought of something-—" Ab! ah!" Surprise katy. And I indiscriminately contounded. "Ah! ah!"

Mrs. Kersey. Becky Seraphina Cherubina. Becky. Yes, I think the “Ab! ah!" and Katy Celestina Azurelia, my advice to it mirable.

you is, to aim at nothing above common sense, Katy. I should rather have made that and not to suspect that all the world are wa, " Al! ah !" thaa Paradise Lost.

because you happen to be so. (*. F. Di Marchioness. You have the true taste,

766. Kuly and Becky. Our taste is not the MR. HOWELL and his two Sons, MANLICS and inst corrupt.

JAMES. Marchioness. But did you not also admire Mr. Howell. (With a basket of upples, "suspicionless of smart?"-innocent. vou

I will place this basket above the reach of my nderstand, as a sheey--not aware of davier; boys, for the fruit is not yet quite ripe, and and "seeking in your charms reliet prevention is not only easier than cure, but it expecting, you understand, that I should is our duty to keep temptations out of the smile him into life. Your eye, cataceous : reach of young and old. (He places the basket what do you think of the word culucevus ? on some high place, and goes out just as he was it not well chosen?

sons enters katy. Perfectly expressive

Manlius. What, in the name of wonder, Becky. Cataceous, that is, slyly, like a cat. did father have in that basket? I can almost see a feline quadruped watching James. Something rare, no doubt, with

which he intends to surprise us. Katý. Nothing could be more superinge Manlius. What do you guess it was ? niously conceived.

James. I never Guess, wheu I can be sure. Marchioncss. “Stole my heart "--robbed See, there is the basket! Let's liave a look me of i--carried it right away.

Stop thief! at it. stop thiel! stop thief!"

Manlius. Ir father had wished us to see it. Breky. Oh, stop! stop !-let us breathe. he would not have placed it so high.

Marchioness. Would you not think a James. Well, there's no larm in looking. man was crying after a robber to arrest I guess I can reach it by jumping him ?

Manlius. I thought you never gie: sed, Kuty. There is a transcendental spirituality when you could be cerlain My advice is, io in the idea.

let the basket alone till father comes. Becky. Do repeat the "Ah! ah!"

James. I can't wait so long [He tries to Marchioness. "Ah! ah!”

jump, but falls for short of il.) Bechu and Katy. Oh! Oh!

Nantius. I should guessihat you will never Marchioness. "Suspicionless of smart." reach it so, if I were not certain that you Becky. “Suspicionless of smart."

will not (Looking at Kaly.) James. There are more ways than one to Kaly. “Suspicionless of smart."

market. (He takes a chuir, and triex firxas (Looking at Becky.) standing on the seat ; then, in endeurorng lo Marchioness. “And seeking in your charmsmount on the back, he overturns the chair, and reliel"

falls upon the floor.) Becky and Katy. Oh! “In your charms Manlius. I guess you have hurt yoursell relief!"

Marchioness. Your eye, cataceous." James. I don't guess, for I am sure of it. Becky. "Cataceous"--Oh!

(He limps.] I wish I was a giant, and then I kuty. Oh! “Cataceous."

could reach what I wanted without breaking Marchioness. “Stole my heart." Becky. Stole his heart!

Manlius. I guess it would hart von more kirlý. Stole his heart! Oh! I raint! to fall then, than it does now ; so what would

Alarchioness. Stop thief! stop thief! stop you gain by that? tbief!"

James. should want neither ladder nor Becky. Oh! "Stop thief! stop thief!" pole, when cherries and apples were ripe. hay. “Stop thief! stop thief! stop Manlius. They never would ripen; you

would knock ibi m all off with your head. All together. “Stop thier! stop thief! stop James. I could walk through the streets, this!"

(Eter Madge] and look into all the chamber w’inciow's. Madge Stop thief! What is the matter? Manlius. You might see what people did Who has been robbed ?

not wish you to see there; but you would


my neck.



lose sight of many things that you now wish so; but I should like to know what is in it, to see nearer the ground.

nevertheless. James I should not tear being run over by Alanius. You had better say it is full of carriages, for I would strwaleso, (he strailes) sour grapes, as the fox dill, when he found en let them pass beiwcen my legs.

that bis legs were shorter than bis longings. Mentines. You would not get as many rides

(F. F. D.) in the lo as you do now.

767. Jumes. And if Master Whipwell struck MICHAEL, & Country Boy, Son of a Tenant of m. I could strike him back again with VALENTINE'S Father. mterest.

Michacl. MASTER VALENTINE, I have Vindius. I have not beard you tell of any gathered you a pretty posegay, which I hope good that you would do.


will accept: JimesOh, I should do a deal of good, Valentine. Nosegay! pshaw! I want none of course. I would protect you, you little of your nosegays. woonkey!

Michael. It is true, they are only wild Julius. You had better not promise much flowers; but I thought you would like to mure, until you begin to grow.

know their names. Jimes. Pob! You are not so much bigger Valentine. I have no wish to learn the than I Stand up my little gentleman. [They names of weeds. You may carry them where atas i back to back, and James stands liploe.] you found tbem.

il mlins, [Feclz, and at first wonders at the Michael. Well, now, if I had known that little difference; then looks of James's feet, and I should have saved myself the trouble of sppi the trick.) Ali, slyboots ! come, put down gathering them. I deterinined not to go home your beels; you don't grow six inches in a without carrying you something; and, though

But I should like to know whether it was rather late, I stopped and gathered when you are a giant, you mean to have them by moonlight, thinking they would please every thing else as small as it is now?

you. Dimes No; I'd have every thing large in Valentine. You talk of the moon; do you

know how big it is? Whendus. Well done, James; you may as Michael. Big as a small cheese. well say as you are

Valentine Ignorant little clown! It is James. I did not mean so, exactly. No, half as big as the world. Here, can you read I would have other things remain small. this book!

Alaudines. You would have to live out of Michael. Is it in Englishı? doors, then; for you could never squeeze into Valentine. Telemaque in English! Ila, an. bouse. I guess Jack Frost would be your ha, ha! It is French, booby! mos jutimate acquaintance

Michael Let me look at it, if you please, birinex Well, what other objection, Mr. Valentine. Don't touch it with your dirty So omon?

lands! Where did you buy those tanned Montius. If you were overheated, you could leather gloves? not get under the shade of a pleasant tree, lor Michiel. Gloves! it is my skin, Master tret s would be bushes to you.

Valentine. I have been working in the sun. I should build me a house on Valentine. It is lard enough to be cut into purpose.

sboe soles. haulins. You could take such long steps, Michacl. It is not liard from idleness, you would like to travel much, no doubt. Master Valentine. You kuow how to talk

lume. YB, I should go from one end of better than I ; bat I could beat you at hard the world to the other.

work; and to be industrious, and treat every Alundius. You would have to carry your body well, is about all I know how to rio. bouse wiih you, as the snail does. That would But it is late, and I must go. Good evening be mi:hty pleasant. But there is another to you.

(Ile goes on.) important question. How would you be fed? Vilenline. I am ashamed to ask him to Yuit would eat an ox or two at every meal. show me the way home, though I am com

Jimes. Oh, I guess I should let the oxen plet«ly lost in these wools, I shall have grow large, likewise.

to stay here all night, and he eaten by Muus. Our pasture would hardly give wild beasts Oh dear! Oh dear! Michael! such an ox a breakfast.

Michael! Michael! ( be don't hear me, Jams. Well, I would have the pasture I am lost. Michael! here, come back! enlarged, too.

Michuel. (Enlering | What is the matter, Muntiils. Then you would only need one Master Valentine? Has anything but thing more.

you? Jiunex What would that be ?

Valentine. No: I was thinking which way Manlius. To bave the whole world made I must steer to get out of these woods larer.

Michacl. Don't your French help you? Well, I guess, on the whole, that Valentine. No; French has nothing to do man is best as he is.

with it. Yon know it has not. Winius. Yes; and it is hardly worth while Michael. Well, there's your great moon; to change the whole order of things, just to can't thit help you? tiu! what is in fathers basket.

Valentine How can that tell me the way domei. 11.oking wishfuily up at the baske!. I home? Well, if you don't choose to tell me, and rubling his ley, as he limps oj] Nay be you needuït.


Michael. What will you give me to tell George. Is it in animal maguetism, father? you, Master Valentine?

should like to see an experiment dearly Valentine. I will give you all my play. (He lies down) Tell me what I must do things.

Michael. Will you take my nosegay, and Mr. Tolman. Well, then, when I put this always keep it to remember the woods by? hot coal on your back, you must run out of

Valentine. Michael, I am sorry I ill treated your clothes. you, just now.

George. Why, father, you know I can't, Michael. I suppose, if I should point out unless I unbutton my jacket. the way with my ugly leather bands, you Mr. Tolman. Did you unbutton the jacket would not take it.

of the poor tortoise? Hold still, now, till I Valentine. You need not iwit me so, when put the coal on. I am sorry.

George. Oh dear; Ob dear! You'll hurt Michoel. Master Valentine, I am inclined me, father. to ihink my cheese moon is of more service to Mr. Tolman. Oh, no--there is no feeling me than your monstrous balt of the world that in your clothes. I only wish to do to you as you tell about. Wbat is the value of your you were doing to the tortoise. knowledge, if it is of no use to you? Which Williain. Father, are you serious ? way from home does this forest lie?

Mr. T'olman. I never was more FO in Valentine. West, of course.

my life. If your cruelty did not arise from Alichael. Well, there's the moon. Does ignorance, I should pun sh you for it. What that rise in the east, or west ?

did you expect to do with this little shell, after Valentine In the east. I see now what you had forced the poor animal to leave it? you mean. If the forest lies west of home, William. We meant to make a comb home lies east of the forest; and towards the of it moon is towards home, is it not?

Mr. Tolman. It is not the kind of shell Michacl. So my cheese tells me. Go of which combs are made. It is of no use at straight towards the moon, and you will strike all. You should have ascertained this before the main road in half a mile; and then, as you applied the torture. We may have a you know French, you can easily inquire the right to destroy animals for our benefit, and wav.

perhaps to obtain our luxuries, but we have Valentine. You are too hard upon me, no right to birt them in idle sport. Michael; but I thank you, nevertheless,

George. What shall we do with the tortoise, Michael. And you will take the nosegay, then? Master Valentine

Mr. Tolman. What did I do with you, Vul niine. To be sure I will, and will keep when you objected to having the coal on your it till I die, and tell how I came by it, if I am back? ridiculed ever so much for it. I have lost my George. You let me go without finishing ray, to be sure, but I have found myself, your experiment. and have got a clew to the true value of Mr. Tolmun. Well, I do not know that the knowledge-UTILITY.

(F. F. D.) golden rule of duing as we would be done by. 769. TRE TORTOIS E.

is not as applicable to our triatment of animals

as to that of our fellow.crearures. It certainly MR. TOLxAx and his Sons, GEORGE and WILLIAM.

is always a safe rule, and I am glad I came in Mr. Tolman, Boys, what are you doing time to teach it to you.

(F. F. D.) with that tortoise ? George. We are putting a coal on his back,

769. QUARTER DAY. sir, to make hinı run out of his shell

Characters.-Miss CARLTON. MRS. WONDROOS Mr. Tolman. Do you think lie can do so?

and Child. MRS. SAVEALL and two children. William. Certainly, father; didut you Child, Mrs. Covenant and Child. Mrs. LOVEGOOD

MRS. OLDSCHOOL and Child. Mrs. FRIVOLOUS and know it? This is the way they get off the

and Child. MRS. PLAINSAY and Child. MRS. shell, without breaking it, when they wish to DOUBLEREFINED and Child. Mrs. LOFTY and Child. make combs.

MRS. GRUMPY and Child. MRS. WILDER and two Mr. Tolman. There must be some mistake. Children. Mrs. Kindly and two children. Mrs. You may depend upon it, the animal grow's to

FAIRPLAY and three Children. MRS. GOODHEART his shell.

and four Children. Mrs. WELCOME and five Children. Ceorge. Oh, no, father; he can run out

Mrs. LOVELY and six Children. Mas BeuXTIFUL of it whenever he pleases.

and seven Children. Nr. Tolmin. li seems he does not please (If the school be large enough, it is desirable to have to leave it, though you torture him.

as many children as are nentioned above. But,

without difficulty, seven children, of different William. How iorture him, father? There

sizes, would be sufficient for all the parts. II is no ferling in his shell.

there are rot advanced pupils enough for all the Mr. Tolman. Then there is no use LADY parts, with a slight change of dress and an putting a coal upon it. He will not mind exchange of bonnets, a few young ladies may what he does not leel. You had better coax persona'e all the characters; or some of them him to go out.

may be omitted.) George. He won't be coaxed, father; and Mis Carlton WELL, this is my new yet bis shell is as loose on liim as my clothes., and on lo-lay depends the

111, Tolman. Well. George, lie across ainesti in, wheibe my little school is to be these two chairs a minute. I wish to show nbandoned for want of patrouage, and niy you an experiment.

orphau sisters deprived of this only hope of

US go.

support, or whether my sincere endeavors Frarinella. Three times three? are to be rewarded. I have advertised for Miss Curilon. Yes, how many are they? applications to be made this morning, and Fraxinella. I don't know, Mrs. Flare never did I feel more anxious to have a r.ever taught me that. She says every body morning over. Hark! there is the door-bell. knows how to count. (Enter Mrs. Wondrous, leading in a very Miss Carllon. She taught you to read and small child.)

spell, I suppose. Mrs. Wondrous. Do I address Miss Carlton ? Mrs. Wondrous. No, I forbade that. I Miss Carlton. That is my name, madam. wished to have the mind developed at once,

Mrs. Wondrous. Your school has been without having the intellect frittered away in highly recommended to me by some of my attention to such unimportant elements. Mrs. friends, and I have concluded to place my Flare was a nonesuch-a real seek-no-sartber. daughter under your care, if we can agree I am afraid ber loss will never be made up to upon the subject of her studies. Pray, what poor Fraxir.ella. do you teach, Miss Carlton ?

Miss Carlton. I cannot agree to receive Miss Carllon. What is usually taught in your daughter, madam, if I am to pursue the genteel schools, madam. How old is your course you seem to approve Until the mind little girl?

is able to comprehend, I think the child should Mrs. Wondrous. She is only five; but then be employed upon such things as require little she is a child of remarkable capacity.

or no intellectual effort. Miss Carlton. I should not think she studied Mrs. Wondrous. I see your school will not miany branches at present, wbatever she may do for me. I was afraid that you only taught do hereafter.

the lower branches. Come, Fraxy, dear, let Mrs. Wondrous. Indeed she is not so

Good morning, Miss Carlton. backward as you suppose. She has studied Miss Cariton. Good morning, malam. botany, geometry, and astronomy; and her (The lady goes out.) Oh dear! I suppose teacher was preparing to put her into algebra, i am a fool, not to belp the good lady to cheat when ill health obliged her to give up her herself, and ruin her child; but I cannot school.

forfeit all my self respect without a struggle. Miss Carllon. Have you ever examined (Enter Mrs. Sare all and two daughters ) her in these branches, madam ?

Mrs. Sareall. Good morning. Miss Carlton, Mrs. Wondrous. Oh, ves! Fraxinella, my

I suppose. dear, tell the lady something of geometry and Miss Carllon. Good morning, madam. astronomy. What is astronomy, my dear! M:8. Sarcall. I have heard a good account Ask her a question, Miss Carlton-any question of your school, Miss Carlton; and, if we can you please.

agree upon the terms, I may send you my two Miss Carlton. What planet do we inhabit, girls. Pray, what are your terms?

Miss Carlton. How old are your daughters, Frrinella. Hey ?

madam ? Miss Carlton. What do you live on, my Mrs. Sareall. Sarah, dear, bow old are you? dear?

Sarah. Nine, mother. Frarinella. On meat, ma'am I didn't Mrs. Saveall. And


Jane ? know that was what you meant.

Jane. Seven, mother. Mrs. Wimdrous. No, my dear; the lady Miss Carlton. The price will be eight and ineans, What do you stand on, my dear? ten dollars a quarter. On what do you stand ?

Mrs. Soreull. Is that your lowest price? Fru.rinella. I was standing on one foot Miss Carllon I have but one price, madam. then, mother

Mrs. Saveall. What! do you make no Mrs. Wondrmis. Fraxirella dear, you have allowance for my sending tro? forgotten your astronomy, the three days you Miss Carllon. No, madam, I have never have staid at home. But do now say a line made any: or two of your last lesson to the lady-now do, Mrs. Sareall. That will never answer. dear-that's an angel!

My husband, Mr. Saveall, told me you ought Frazinella. " The equinoctial line is the to make a discount of twenty per cent. plane of the equator extended indefinitely, Miss Carlton. It is as bard to teach two until it approximates to the calyx or tlower sisters as two strangers, madam. cup supports the corolla for the two sides Mrs. Sareall. Yes, but you have but one of a right-angled triangle are equal to the bill to collect, and a parent who sends two bippopotamus!"

pnpils patronizes your school more than she Mrs. Wondrous. There, Miss Carlton! 1 who sends only one told you she had it in her, only you did not M188 Carlton. I hope to be faithful to every anderstand the best method of drawing it out pupil, madam; and sometimes I think the I knew she would astonish you.

obligation is vot all on the part of the teacher. Miss Carlton. She does, indeed, madam. Mr. Sureall. This will never do, miss. You speak of the plane of the equatur, my Unless you conduct your school on more liberal dear. May I ask what is the meaning of the principles, you will never get any scholars. word plane?

I can get my children taught for much less Frarinella. Ugly, ma'am I should think than you ask.' Miss Sligliter. their late teacher, every body knew that!

ouly charged them six dollars each. Miss Carlton. How many are three times AL s. Carlton Why did you not keep your three, any dear?

children at her school ?

my dear?

Mrs. Sareall. Why, Miss Slighter is a very please, but I am too old-fashioned to adopt good sort of woman, but dr. Saveall thought any such new-langled motions So, goud the children did we learn any thing under ber morning. Come. Sophia, dear, bid the lady care, and we thought we would try a change. good morning. But your terms are utozether too extravagant; Miss Curlion. Good morning, miss. (They I must tivi a cheaper school.

go out) Miss Curilon If I were not interested, (Ener Mrs. Frivolous and daughter.] I mi:ht remark, that the cheapest articles are Mri. Privolous. Good moruing. Mins Carlnot ape tu be the best, madam; but i camot 1on, I suppose. I have a litile daughter that reconcile it to my sense of right, to hiave two I wislı tus place in your school. I understand prices for the same ibing.

you teach all the light accuinplislıments. Who MI . Saccall. Very well, miss. I shall, no is your teacher of dancing? I bave sent iny doubt, find soune person less scrupulous, and daugliter to every teacher that was opened a I bid you a xe od morning. Come, girls, this school in Boston, tur I think that, it music and school will never do for you. Every thing is dancing are attended w, every thing else too narrow and contracted to suit your father's follows Lucy, any lear, turn out your lies. liberal views

She goes onl.) As I was saying, we give a ball once or twice Miss Carllon. Oh dear! Another loss, and every winter, and Mr. Frivolous carries the two at once! Well. I ain almost discouraged. children 10 every courert and ball that is But bere comes another patron.

respectable. (En'er Alrs. Oldschool and daughter.] Alins Carlton. Does not this interrupt their 11. Olichool. Have I the pleasure to other studies? addres- Miss Carlton ?

Mix. Ficcolous, Oh. yes but then ease Niss Curion. My name is Caritun, macam. and grace must be acquired in youth, or never, Will you take a seat!

Lucy, dear, duke your fingers out of your Mos Oldschool No, no, I thank you. I wish mouth! As I was saying

What was I to get a school for my ouly dauzliter, and saying? What was I sayon? Strange that I baie heard yours highly recommemed. But I should be so forgettul! But not longer ago they tell me, iint, thou in your pupils are well than yesterday. I was tellus. Nr. Frivolous instructed, you em; loy some pupils to teach about something, and right in the midst of the others Is it so!

stort, I forgot what I was going to say; and Mlos Colon. It is, mariam. I think every do what I could, I had to give it up. Lucy, child sbould be able to communicate to others my dear, yını furget to turn out your lors! what she learus berself

Miss Curlton. May I ask, madam, if you Vrs. Olisehool Yes, but I do not wish to child lias never studied any thing but music pay a teacher for teaching my children, and and dancing ? have them tanght by other children.

Mrx. Frivolo's. Ob. ves: she has stndied liss Credo It would be untair to expect every thing. But then the poor giri sits up so you io lo so, inadam. But you err in supposing late every night. she canot go to schon seid il that I perform any the less labor, because is nearly over; and she practises o much, that I employ my pupils as assistants. My whole she has nearly ruined ber health and was no ime is devoted to my pupils; and, as much time to get bier lessons. Lucy, deur, dur'l of the instruction can be given by well-informed stoop so. She has an ugly sloop in the pupils under my direction, I can rive my I shoulders; but Doctor Smooth says she will personal attention where it is most needed outgrow it one of these days. Now. Lucy, my

Mrs. Oldschool. This all sounds very well; dariin , can't you just dance that Lornpipe you but, atier all, children cannot teach children learned last! any thing.

Lucy. Nother, I don't know how, I bave Alves Carllon. Do you mean, madam, that forgotten the steps. one child cannot teach another that two and Mrk. Frirolous. My dear, you can't have Two make four--that t-r-u !h spells trulh- forgotten them so soon, alter spemins two that Boston is joined to Roxbury-or that the quarters in learning nothing else. name of a thing is a noun ?

Mix& Carlton. Don't urge the

young laily. Mrs. Oldschvol. Perhaps it can; but, then, I shall be happy. madam, to receive your children have no judument, and cannot gorerut daughter, if you think it w place her under children. I have seen enouzli of bad discipline; my care; bui I can only promise her as mucb my children have been nearly ruined by shitting instruction in music and dancing as can be schools.

given without interruption to her more impor. Mixs Carlton. Have they ever been taught tant studies. by monitors ?

M18 Frirolous, No-she must study after Mrs. Oldschool. No. never.

she has finished ber education, We bave Miss Carltui. Surely, you do not bring this but one daughter, and we menn as an objection a ainst monitorial schools ! no expense in her educat.on.

You are too Mrs. Oldschool. Why -- 10 -- but then. old-tashioned-excuse me-much too old in the nature of things, one child cannot be fit fashioned, for my notion; and Lucy, dear. to teach another; and if you do not give up make one of your best courtesies to the lady. this notion, I must put my child elsewhere. [The child dies sol Good morning, miss.

Miss Caritun. I cannot give it up until M ss Curlion. Well, what can come next? convinced that it is erroneous; nor could you I hardly kuow whether to laugh or cry at the wisli me to do so, I think.

ill success of my attempt to enlarge Mis Udschool. Well, you may do as you But here is another applicare

to spare

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