to pass Buddenly over tho fair features ufthe gentle Maria. The luster forsook her dark ejes. Her spirit seemed troubled - "Triumphs tlie Hlly now on tliat yonng cheek, Wheie bloomed the roses." Ten times thar evening did Harvey importuno her to acejuaint him with the cause of hor sadness, but not a word escaped Ler lips. Sadly and faiutly she sat - " And now and then a sigh she stole, And tears began to ñow." ' Brethes thero a wretch so baso as toinjure you, my dearest, by word or ,action ? ' Teil me, and by thirie heart as pure aa heaven, I swear nevpr to ï;est till I havo redressed thy wrongsi Is it an avvf'ul mystery locked up in thy bosom, tbat I must not knovv ! Teil me thy secret, and by the ringlets of hy hair, 111 swear never to reveal it, tuojji, tia black tonnen t8 rack me. - Pour out thy soul ; teil thine own Harvey wbat lies heavy on thy broast ? ' 8he blushed - she placed her fair banda aoroas her bosoni - lookfd languidly in he.r lover's fcce, and softly, 'like the breathings of an expiring eaint,' she thus confessedj "7 thetn appes, Harv ? '