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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Texas Portfolio — 16 April 1857
m¿iM THE «1XAS f J I ■ DEVOTED TO GENERAL LITERATURE, ENTERTAINMENT AND UTILITY. II.—WO. 8.] GALVESTON, APRIL. 16, 1837. [*1 PEB YEA*. IU;. Ü m H, ■fVí}) f I I If !§ TEXAS PORTFOLIO, 18 published semi-monthly, BY JO. A. KIBGAN, One Dollar Per Annum, in Advance. jffick n\ TREStONT ax., over DUMEI. ÚÍ oo.'s bbl'g stork. Xbe J-UHo §i)lri«e. Itie §tolrjj-JeiUlP. From the Ladle*' Visitor. MIRIAM IN THE DESERT. AN ARABIAN TALE. (Translated from the German.) BY LAURA J. CURTIS. Th* following beautiful lines, portraying the piiTeat imagining* of the mind, was written by a school girl of 16 years, which was published in the Baton Rouge (La.) Advocate, was sent u« by ü sister of the fair authoress i TO AN ANGEL SISTER by mi88 anna martin. Say, sweet sister, does thy spirit E'er, at morning, noon, or night. Stray from its celestial bowers, In its home of perfect light, Does it ever spread its pinions— Leave its skies of heavenly glow. And. awhile, a heaven-sent angel. Linger with us hero below...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Texas Portfolio — 16 April 1857
1.V.S THE TEXAS PORTFOLIO. ful. His courage revived, for the desert was his horn*—the abode of freedom. " Take courage, oh Miriam !" he cried, " for beiore the huh sets we shall reach the well of Engeddi." Cheered by these words, Miriam again proceeded on her way. She concealed her sufferings. She loaned heavily on I h- mael'H arm, but the pallor of her cheeks showed her weakness. She sank down, uuable to go any farther. The Arab rais- ed her in his arms, and bore her through the desert. The whole day he carried her under the burning sun. But he was still weak from his wounds; he felt his strength failing, Ih the distance ho saw the tops of the trees of Engeddi. It appeared im- possible to reach them before night; but Miriam lay in his arms as if dying. Ex- hausted by thirst, she could not speak — Terror seized the Bedouin. He hurried on, oarrying her ; stopped, breathless, to rest, and then hurried on again. Cold drops of sweat stood ou his brow. Breathing heav- ily, and tremblingl...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Texas Portfolio — 16 April 1857
the texas fortfolio i |;i 1 K k 'l i-, ,1 ;' >( if* I i 1 2? *i Í 3 i I fW . I# f I % •* 1 fd V\V AS 1 i KIRGAN, EDITOR. ushed semi-monthly onb dollar a year. GALVESTON. TEXAS. APRIL 16. 1857. agents. -* ♦- Mr. JOSEPH ROYALL, is our authorized Tra- veling Agent. Mr. ARCHIBALD M. HUGHES is our au- thorised Traveling Agent for the Stats of Texas. T¿Ím.SKINNER' P- M"18 eur l8|fal aS®nt at Liberty, asDR' BRASHKAR is our agent at West Liberty, Tex- county,Te*8s.^ HILL°Ur 8g8nt" Smithfleld- Polk ris county.' GRYMES is our authorized agent forHar- agems aí,WAoodrineL,ATNexasnd §AMA" WILLS0N Me GEO. W. FRAZER is our agent at Lynchburg, Texas. POSTMASTERS are authorised to aot as Agents fo the Portfolio. Twenty per cent, will be allowed on all subscriptions—which percentage they may retain from the amount they receive—forwarding to us the balance. No paper, however, will be sent, unless the money is first roceived by us. To Club .-6 copies for Í5-13 copies, $10; and in like proportion for...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Texas Portfolio — 16 April 1857
r.* THB TEXAS PORTFOLIO, ~<WjU fletMffities. .... Quaker young ladies in the Maine Law States, still continue to kiss the lips •f the young temperance men, to see if they have been tampering with liquor. Just imagine a beautiful young girl approaching you, young temperance man, with a'l the dignity of an executive officer, and the in- nocence of a dove, with the charge, "Mr. A.., the ladies believe you to be in the hab- it of tampering with liquor, and they have appointed me to examine you according to our established rules ; are you willing?— you must acquiesce." She steps up to you gently, lays her soft white arms around your neck, dashes back her raveu curls, raises her sylph-like form on tip-toe, and with her angelic ieaturcs lit up with a smile as sweet as heaven, places her rich, rosy, posy, pouty, sweet, sugar, molasses, strawberry, honey suckle, sun-flower, rose bud, nectar lips against yours, and busses you, by cracky! Hurrah! for the girls and the Maine Law, and death t...