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BY L. MRIA CHILD.
THE DISTRICT SCHOOL JOURNAL scene impressed the young man very vividly. He 18 published monthly, and is devoted exclusively to the promotion of asked himself why it could not always be thus, in Popular Education.
the family, in the school, everywhere? Why nice! EDWARD COOPER, EDITOR.
man forever be a blot on Naiure? Why must he be TERMS.–Single copies 50 ccuts, seven copies $300; twelve copier coaree and squalid, and gross and heavy, while Nature Allletters and communications intended for the listrict School jour overplus of life? Then came saddening thoughts how
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other influences of life-coarse parents, selfish emTHE TEACHER'S HOME AND POLITICS. ployers, and the hard struggle for daily bread-would
overshadow the genial influences of that pleasant At the bend of a pleasant winding road, under the school, which for a few months gilded the lives of
those little ones. shade of a large elm, stoo / a small school-house. It was a humble building; and the litt e belíry o : the
When he repasserl the spot, some hours after, all dop seemed hardly large enough for the motions of was still, save the occasional twittering of birds in the cow-bell suspended there. But it was a pictur- the tree. It was sunset, and a bright farewell gleam esque feature in the landscape. The elm drooped shone across the moss-carpet on the rock, and made over it with uncommon gracefulness, and almost the little flowers in the garden smile. When he relouched the beliry with its light foliage. The weather-turned to the city, the scene often rose before his beaten, moss-grown shingles were a relief to the eye skill to reproduce it visibly in i:s rustic beauty. When
mind as a lovely picture, and he longed for the artist's Moreover, a human soul had'inscribed on the little he again visited the country, after midsummer, he replace a pastoral poem in vines and Howers. A while membered the little old school-house, and one of his rose bush corered half one side, and carried its offer- earliest excursions was a walk in that direction. A ing of blossoms up to the little bell. Cypress vines profusion of crimson stars, and white stars, now peep. were trained to meet over the door, in a Gothic arch, ed out from the fringed foliage of the cypress vines, surmounted by a cross On the western side, the and the little front yard was oue bed of blossoms.window was shaded with a profusion of inorning glo- He leaned over the gate, and observed how neatly ries; and a great rock, that jnted out into the road, every plant was trained, as it some loving hand tendwas thickly strewn with Iceland nuose, which it theed them carefully every day. He listened, but could syring time covered it with a carpet of yellow stirs.
hear po voices, and curiosity impelled him to see It was at that season it was first seen by George how the little building look di within. He lif ed thie Franklin, a young Neur.York lawyer, on a visit to bleh, peeped in, and saw that the room was empty. the country. He walked slowly past, gazing at the The rude benches and the white-waslied walls were noble elm, slightly waying its young foliage to a vente persecily clean. The windows were open on both breeze. Just then, out poured a Hock of children. of sides, and the air was redoleni with the balmly breata various ages. Jumping and laughing, they juined of mignonette. On the teacher's desk was a small hands, and formed a circle round the elm. Ålear rase, of Grecian paitern, containing a few flowers, voice was heard within the school-house, singing a tastefully arranged. Some books lay be: ice it, aliud lirely tuine, while measured strokes on some instru
oue had an ivory fulder between ile leares, as if lemeut of in marked the time The little band whirl-cently used. It was 6. Beliue's Letters to Gunde. ed round the trec, stepping to the music with the rude rode; and, where it opened at the ivory folder, he grace of childhood and į y After ten or fifteen mi- read the:e lines, enclosed in pencil marks: dutes of this healthy exercise, they stopped, appa
" All that I see done to children is unjust. Magnanrently in obedience to some signal. Half of them imity; confidence, free will, are 1:ot given to the 1100held their hands aloft, and formed arches for the other rishment of their souls. A slavish yoke is put upon half to jump through. Then they described swift them. The living impulse, lull of buds, is not eso circles with their arms, a id leaped high in the air.tecmed. No ouilet will iley rive for Naiure to reach llaving gone through their simple code of gymnasties, the light. Railior must a net be woven, in which a Wily they scaipered, to seek pleasure after their each mesh is a prejudice Had not a child a world qwn fashion, till summoned to their books again.— within, where could he lake refuge from the deluge of Some of them bowed rud courtes.ed to the traveler, tolly that is poured over the budding meadow carper!. as they passed; while others, with arins round each Reverence have I before the destiny of each child, oiherr lieck, went hopping alones, first ou one foot, shut up in so sweet a buid. One eels reverence at then on the other, too busy 10 du more than rod and touching a young luu!, which the spring is swelling: smile as they went by. Many of them wore patched young mall smiled with pleased si rprise, for garments, but hands and faces were all clean. Some he had not experied to find äpp eciation of such senhad a stolid, animal look; but even tliese seemed 10 timents in the teacher of a secluded country school, sun their coll nature in the rays of beauty and free- He took up a volunte of Mary Howitt's “ Birds and claro, which they found only at school. The whole Flowers," and saw tlie naine of Alice While witten.
in it. On all blank spaces were fastened delicate to others; but she charmed him. He lingered by her young fern leaves, and small bits of richly tinted moss. side, and wr.en they parted at the school house gate, He glanced at the low ceiling and the rude benches he was half in hopes she would invite him to enter. “ This seems not the appropriate temple for such a " I expect to visit this town again in the autumn," he spirit,” thought he. 66 But, after all, of what conse- said, 56
“May I hope to find you at the little schoolquence is that, since such spirits find temples every. house?" where ?" He tnok a pencii from his pocket, and She did not say whether he might hope to find her marked, in “ Bettine's Letters”
there, but she answered, with a smile"I am al“Thou hast feeling for the every-day life of Nature ways here. I have adopted it for my home, and tried Dawn, noontide, and evening clouds, are thy dear to make it a pleasant one, since I have no other" companions, with whom thou canst converse when All the way home his thoughts were occupied with no man is abroad with thee. Let me be thy scholar her; and the memory of her simple, pleasant ways in simplicity."
often recurred to him amid the noises of the city. He He wrote his initials on the page. "Perhaps I shall would easily have forgotten her in that stage of their never see this young teacher," thought he; but it acquaintance, had any beautiful heiress happened to will be a little mystery in her unexciting life to con cross his path; for, though his nature was kindly, and jecture what curious eye has been peeping into her had a touch of romance, ambition was the prominent books." Then he queried with himself, 6 How do I trait in his character. But it chanced that no woman know she is a young teacher ?''
attracted him very powerfully, before he again found He stood leaning against the window, looking on himself on the winding road where stood the picture the beds of flowers, and the vine leaves brushed his esque little school-house. Then came frequent walks hair, as the breezes played with them. They seemed and confidential interviews, which revealed more to say that a young heart planted the n. He remem- loveliness of mind and character than he had previ. bered the clear, feminine voice he had heard humously supposed. Alice was one of these peculiar perming the dancing.tune in the spring time. He thought sons whose history sets at nought all theories. Her of the mosses and ferns in the book. "Oh, yes, she parents had been illiterate, and coarse ir manners, but must be young and beautiful!” thonght he. “She she was gentle and refined They were utterly deeannot be otherwise than beantiful, with such tastes." void of imagination, and she saw everything in the He stood for some mon.ents, in half dreaming reve- sunshine of poetry.' "Who is the child like? Where rie. Then a broad smile went over his face. He was did she get her queer notions?" were questions they making fun of himself. “What consequence is it to could never answer. They died when she was four. me, whether s!:e be beantiful cr young?" said he, in- teen ; anid she, unaided and unadvised, went into a wardly. “I must be hungry for all adventure, to factory; to earn money to educate herself. Alter indulge so much curiosity about a country school nately at the factory and at school she passed four mistress."
Thanks to her notable mother, she was quick The smile was still on his face, when he heard a and skilful with her needle, and knew wonderfully light step, and Alice Whi:e stood before him. She well how to make the most of small means. She blushed to see a stra!!gor in her little anctuary, and traveled along, unnoticed, through the by-paths of be blushe! at the awkwardness of his situation. He life, rejoicing in birds and flowers and little children, apologized by saying, that the beauty of the little and finding sufficient stimulus to coustant industry in garden, and the tasteful arra'gement of the vines, the love of serving others, and the prospect of now had attracied his aitention, and, perceiving that the and then a pretty vase, or some agreeabl book.school-house was empty, he had taken the liberty to First, assectionate communion, then beauty and order enter. She readily forgave the intrusion, and said she were the great attractions to her soul. Hence, she was glad if the humble little spot refresle: the eyes longed inexpressibly for a home, and was always of those who passed by, for it had give: her great striving to realize her ideal in such humble imitations pleasure to cultivate it. The young in an was disa: as the litile school-house. pointed, for she was not at all like the picture his The family where she boarded often disputed with imagination hail painted. But the ones of her voice each other, and, being of rudle natures, not all Alice's were flexible, and there was somethinig pleasing in unassuming and obliging ways could quite atone to her quiet but timid mariner Not kio:sing what to them for her native superiority. In the solitude of say, he bowed and took leare.
the little sehool-house she sought refuge from things Several days after, when l:is rural visit was draw. that wounded her. There she spent most of the hours ing to a close, he felt the need of a long walk, and a of her life, and found peace on the bosom of Nature. pleasant vision of the winding road and the little Poor, and without personal beauty, she never dream. school-house rose before him. He did not even think ed that domestic love, at all resembling the pattern in of Alice White. He was ambitious, and hard well her own mind, was a blessing she could ever realize. nigh resolved never to marry, except to advance his Scarcely had the surface of her heart been tremulous fortunes. He admitted to himself that grace and beauty with even a passing excitement on the subject, till the might easily bewitch him, and turn him from his day she gathered mosses in the wood with George prudent purpose. But the poor teacher was not beau- Franklin. When he looked into hur eyes, to ascer. tiful, either in face or figure He had no thonght of tain what their depth expressed, she was troubled by her. But, to vary his route somewhat, he passed the eamestness of his gaze. Habitually humble, she through the woods, and there he found her gathering did not venture to indulge the idea that she could ever trosses by a little brook. She recognized him, and be beloved by him. But when she thought of his he stopped to help her gather mosses. Thus it hap- promised visit in autumn, fair visions sometimes floatpered that they fell into discourse together; and the ed before her, of how pleasant life would be in a more he listened, the more he was surprised to find tas:eful little home, with an intelligent companion so rare a jewel in so plain a setting. Her thoughts Always it was a little home. None of her ideas par. were so fresh, and were so simply said! And r.ow took of grandeur. She was a pastoral poet, not an epic. he noticed a deep expression in her eye, imparting a George did come, and they had many pleasant more elevated beauty than is erer derived from form walks in beautiful October, and crowned each other of color. He could not define it to himself, still less with garlands of bright autumnal leaves. Their pari