IN HIGH LIFE.
to the bride. Just as the lady was going down
stairs to be married, a servant rushed up and said that
her guardian was there. For a moment she appeared
quite alarmed to hear of his arrival. She trembled,
and the color forsook her cheeks ; but soon recovering
herself, she said, "He will not dare say anything to
me, and if he does I will pay no attention to him."
She went down and when they were pronounced man
and wife the groom was perfectly delighted, as all
New England men are when they think they have
made a good " spec."
The house was very handsome and was beautifully
furnished; it reminded me of the palace of beauty
and the beast ; the palace was. perfectly elegant, all
it wanted was beauty to grace it.
I remember hearing of a wedding which, although
it did not take place in Cincinnati, will be recollected
by many here. While in Saratoga I was combing a
lady who remarked to me, " I have a school acquaint¬
ance who is going to be married to a gentleman from
the neighborhood of your city. Her mother was at
first very much opposed to the marriage but is now
somewhat reconciled to it." She mentioned his name.
I told her " I had heard of such a gentleman, but did
not know him, as he did not visit in the circle that I
worked for." She laughed and told me the circum¬
"He courted the young lady in the Queen City, and
determined on following her home and asking her
mother for her. The old lady did not like this gentle¬
man, and her daughter being already engaged to a
gentleman, though not so wealthy as this one profes¬
sed to be, decided on opposing the match ; but the young