Imatges de pàgina

the cat upon it, and carelessly thrust his Gamba, however, appeared to be in earbayonet into the rick, shrugging his nest with the offer. Fortunato did not shoulders, as though sensible that this lay hold of the watch, but said, with a precaution was quite unnecessary. No- bitter smile: “Don't make game of me.” thing stirred, and not the slightest “By Heaven! I am not making game! change was visible in the countenance -Tell me where is Gianetto, and the of the boy.

watch shall be thine," The adjutant and his men cursed and An incredulous smile played apon swore; their eyes were already directed Fortunato's lips, and his large black earnestly towards the plain, as though eyes strove to discover in the adjutant's they were about to return by the same countenance how far he might believe way they had come, when the leader, his words. convinced that threats would not pro “May I lose my epaulette," cried the duce any effect on Falcone's son, re- adjutant, “ if I do not give thee the solved to try what might be accomplish- watch npon this condition. My comed with fair words and presents. rades are witnesses, and I cannot re•“ “My young cousin," said he," thou tract my promise.". seemest to me to be fond of a joke; but With these words he held the watch thou art playing me a scurvy třick; and nearer and nearer, till at last it touched were I not afraid of paining my cousin the boy's tanned cheek. In Fortunato's Mateo, the devil fetch me if I would not face was depicted the struggle between take thee alone."

vehement desire and regard for the “ Pooh !”

rights of hospitality which was taking “ But when my cousin comes back, I place in his soul. His bare boson will tell him the story, and as a reward heaved strongly, his breathing was hard for thy lies, he will flog thee till the meanwhile the watch dangled before blood runs."

him. At length, he slowly raised his “O yes, I dare say.”

hand towards the shining bauble, the “ Only wait a little, thou wilt seem fresh cleaned case of which glistened in But, come now, be a good boy, and I the sun; the ends of his fingers touched will give thee something."

it; he felt its whole weight in his hand, : “ And, cousin, I will tell you some. but still the adjutant held it by the chain. thing—if you stay any longer, Gianetto The temptation was too strong. Fortuwill be in the maquis, and then it will nato lifted his left hand, and pointed take more than one such chap as you to with the thumb over his shoulder at the fetch him out again.”

hay-rick, against which he was leaning The adjutant drew from his fob a sil- back. The adjutant instantly comprever watch, worth at least six crowns, hended his meaning. He loosed the and, when he saw the boy's sparkling end of the chain ; Fortunato felt himeyes fixed upon, he held it out to him by self in sole possession of the watch: the steel chain, saying: “ There, For- nimble as a fawn he sprang up and lunato, such a watch as this thou mayest bounded to the distance of ten paces hang about thy neck if thou wilt, and from the hay-rick, which the voltigeurs strut with it like a peacock through the instantly fell to work to overturn. streets of Porto Vecchio, and, when the It was not long before the bay began people ask what o'clock it is, say, to move, and a bleeding man, grasping Here, look at my watch !'”

a dagger, was discovered; he attempted “When I grow big, my uncle, the ca to rise, but sank down again. The adporale, will give me a watch."

jutant fell upon him, and wrenched the “ Yes, but bis son has one already stiletto from his hand. In spite of his indeed not such a handsome one as this resistance, he was immediately bound -and he is not so old as thou art." with strong cords.

The boy sighed.—“Well, wilt thou As Gianetto lay thus upon the ground. have this watch, cousin ?"

he turned his head towards Fortunato, As he leered with one eye at the who had come nearer.

« Scoundrel!" watch, Fortunato was like a cat to which cried he, in a tone rather of contempt you hold out a chicken. Aware that than anger. The boy threw to him the you are only teazing her, she does not piece of money which Gianetto had venture to extend her paw, and, from given him, fully sensible that he had time to time, turns away her eyes, lest now no claim to it. The prisoner she should yield to the temptation; but seemed to take no notice of this, but every moment she licks her chaps, and coolly said to the adjutant: "My dear looks as if she would say to her master Gamba, I cannot walk-you will have _“How cruelly you tantalize me!”

to carry me to the town."

For the Olio.

cane's roar.

Just now," replied the cruel con

THE BEAUTIFUL. queror, thou couldst outrun a deer :

For the Olio. but be easy. I am so glad we have taken thee, that I could carry thee a Who shall describe that which apleague on my back without being tired. pears to different observers under difWe will make a handbarrow for thee, ferent appearances? Who shall lay comrade, out of branches of trees and down rules, by which to distinguish that thy cloak, and we shall find horses at which is not distinguishable by any ? Crespoli's farm.”

Who shall define that which is unde“Good!” said the prisoner," but put finable? Who shall express upon paper a little straw under, that I may lie more the attributes of “ the beautiful?" comfortably."

A Chinese lady considers herself irs To be continued.)

resistibly charming, with her black

teeth and deformed feet. An Indian HEDGE FLOWERS IN NOVEMBER

squaw coquettes in the finery of a red

handkerchief, a row of beads, or the I pluck you, blue Harebell and beautiful varied carvings of the tattoo. EnglishBroom,

women have prided themselves upon Not to rob of your radiance this season of their personal appearance, arrayed in

gloom; But to spare your sweet faces the powerless

all the pompous superfluity of hoops, smile,

high heeled shoes and patched faces., That pleads for one sunbeam your day to Who shall call either of their tastes in

beguile, For winter walks tow'rds you, most delicate question, or decide which of them has Bowers,

hit upon “ the beautiful?" And his coboris beleaguer your tapestried Walk abont town; visit the Zoologi. bow'rs.

cal Gardens and the gallery of the Old There's the whirlwind !-ah, how ye slud- Bailey—the theatre and the meeting:

der and quake, As he strips the last leaf from your guardian divan: survey the stocks of the hatter,

house-the ball-room and the cigar When the zephyrs of golden eyed autumn are tailor, haberdasher, milliner, shoe

o'er, And the pale meadow rings with the hurri. maker, &c.: observe the passers by—

the gazers at the print-shops

the There's the rain! -not the beautiful crys. droppers-in at coffee-houses—the bus

loungers at the confectioner's That fill'd with fresh odours the night closing tlers along the streets :—and return,

flow'rs; But torrents ungenial in sullen despite,

and consider well how many and how To fast fading greens giving canker and blight. different must be the opinions in this There's the tyrant of frost:-would your

town upon “ the beautiful." soft bosoms bear

One man admires tall women-anoHis rockery of icy-bright diamonds to wear, ther short: one can conceive nothing Ah no, in despondence would droop every bell,

more enchanting than a slender waist When he'd silenced the voice of your musical

with another, an en bon point carries well.

away the apple: some choose fair damThen come!-though to pluck you is evident sels with blue eyes—others brunettes,

with black ones: neatness attracts some You shall go where in peace you may yield up —finery, others: prettiness charms that

your breath; Where the rain never cankers, the winds man-elegance this. In fine, it would be And the frost is unfelt-I will find you a grave.

a melancholy thing for the fáir sex, if all For I'll bear you away to that coffer of mine,

men were agreed upon “the beautiful." Where, smiling in gloom lingers many a line; What then are the characteristics of Ballad essay and extract-a manifold troop, “ the beautiful” in the softer sex? She In their chilly confinemene indignantly droop: should be in appearance engaging, and With them, pretty flow'rs, you shall pour the last sigh,

have an interesting, if not a handsome, And teach them contentment at least as you countenance. She should be lively,

die; When they burn to behold all their beauties choly; joyful, without being excited to

without levity--serions without melanunfurl'd In the sunburst of fame, in the gaze of the ecstacy--sad, without the listlessness world,

of despair. Her heart should be the Ab ! tell them what graces you thought you depository of the gentlest, yet the most

possess'il, And what noteless oblivion enmantled your

fervid affection-lier soul, exalted by breast;

the loftiest sense of honour and duty, Then since the world's favou rg are not to be

yet capable of the softest exercise of theirs, Give them joy' that they're stee from its insults pity and benevolence. Religion should

HORACE GUILFORD. be enshrined in her breast, as fragrance


• never rave

and cares.


is in the rose-bud; but the withering darkening the blue sky with their clainfluence of superstition should be un- morous squadrons-and the Lake of able to discern--and to feel the dif- Chadstow, with its snowy swans, was ference between the pure glowing of basking in the golden glitter of inornthe heart towards its beneficent creator, ing. The Lady Babington and Barbara and the cold forinalities which custom sate together in a retired oriel at the would substitute in its stead. In the further end of the apartment, in deep day of prosperity, she should be conscious of ihe uncertainty of earthly “ Talk not to me, Barbara," said the happiness ; and, with the heart to which Lady Joscelyne, “ the Black Priest will she has linked her fate, she should en- be the downfall of his brother's house; counter the blasts of adversity, not only my very heart recoils from him, when I without repining, but with cheerfulness. think of his restless, plotting spirit, She should be a creature, breathing all animated as it is by unextinguishable the warmth of the most generous devo- animosity towards my royal patrons. tion--unable to reproach, unwilling to Then my husband so dotech upon him, be offended, and cautious to avoid the that even when Sir Oliver's sword was possibility of giving offence,-should distinguished in the victories of the be, as woman was ineant to be to man, House of York, his first solicitude was a being allied in spirit to the angels, for his unpriestly brother, who had and feeling the passions of earth only, been battling for the bloody Margaret, as it were, to divest them in him of their and the shame-faced Henry! These grossness, and to lead him, insensibly, thinly-veiled discontents, too, of my to the disinterestedness and the purity fiery lord, what may I not fear from the of her own generous feelings.

direction this intriguing monk may give “ A pretty portrait,” exclaims the to them! And was ever the honor of an reader, “but only a belle ideal." ancient house so compromised as ours by

Sayest thou so, most sapient critic? his betrayal of last night?" My belle ideal of “ the beautiful" is my “Soft, iny lady," said Barbara, whose own nearest relative, and wears a gold high and open spirit sometimes enring on what the compilers of the Com- trenched on courtesy,“ if my late guarmon Prayer Book call the fourth finger dian stands committed in ought, he of her left hand!

R. JARMAN. owes it to his own headstrong impulses,

and those I join you in regarding with ON READING MR. T. 8. MARTIN'S

fearful anticipation. As for the monk's ROMANCE OP ' THIRSK CASTLE.'

conduct yesternight-reflection makes

me deem it the result of honest love To thee, Romance, I bade a cold adieu, For thou hadse led me from the world away; shall find that urgent danger was to be

towards your house; - doubtless we Amidst thy gorgeous pageantries to stray, And all thy fictious sollies to pursue :

apprehended!” But when I hear thy witching voice so wild, « What danger ?" haughtily interTell all the strife which shook my native vale,

posed Joscelyne,“ what danger so long And monkish Mowbray fills the warlike tale; as we are loyal ? and what a method of With mourning Espec, and his fated child, Clothed in thy rich exuberance of tongue

proving our loyalty, to fly like hares Monastic splendour and baronial pride,

from our hall, when every door should The rich old abbey on the mountain's side; have been flung open every closet Tbc tow'ring castle and its fortress strong, lighted-and every coffer unlocked, to Then oh, Romance, before thy charms I fall, My valediction and my oath recall

shame the eye of suspicion! By my G. Y H-x.

faith, we deserve that the hare should

indeed be the tenant of our roofless THE BABINGTONS.

chambers and cold hearthstones! At A TALE OF CHADSTOW,

all events,” pursued the dame, with

rising wrath, “ Mistress Barbara SomerContinued from p. 269.

ville, whatever her prudence, whatever

her rank, and however she may preIt was in the wide and pleasant sume on her new born independence, apartment over the garden porch in the to slight her too indulgent guardian, Pool-house, that the kind hostess was will do well to remember that a few presiding over the morning meal. The months back she would not have dared bees were on the wing amidst the white to adventure yon imprudent vigil !" and tinted blossoms of the apples, The deep and magnificent oriel where pears, and damascenes,--a vast clan of this conversation took place was burrooks who had built their citadels in a nished with beautifully coloured glass, groupe of venerable birch-trees, were displaying the scriptural emblems of

For the Olio.

the twelve tribes, and representations like of the Black Priest; disclosing as of the seasons, finely painted, and each much as he thought fit of their corresoccupying a single pane. Barbara pondence with the Earl of Oxford and laughed, and pointed to the emblem of the Archbishop of York-and the finishEphraim, an ass stooping between two ed traitor added that her son Mark was burdens.

inseparable from the restless Duke of “ Methinks," she said, “ it were hard Clarence, (with whom, indeed, he had to expect a poor maiden to sustain a been brought up,) and was suspected to guardian's influence on the one hand, be an abettor of his treasonable designs. and bags of wealth on the other ;--nor Without we consider that Lady Babingcan we always,” she added with pro- ton, though a doting wife and an affecvoking sarcasın," expect to see the gay tionate mother, was a courtier attached and buxom Spring, with her yellow by private friendship to the reigning scarf, and wreath of hyacinths, endued family, and moreover a woman of an with the care and foresight which we imperious disposition, we can scarcely reasonably expect from yon fur-mantled imagine how warmly she adopted the Winter, stooping over his brazier of insidious views of Vaucler, or how bita faggots. You, lady, were at the vigil!" terly her animosity was increased

Joscelyne coloured deeply, and was against her brother-in-law, whom she about to reply in anger, when the voice considered as the future obstacle beof the Dame Dyott, from the other end tween her family and the full sun-shine of the apartment, announced that the of the court. How far this feeling dejeuner waited. The sun had climbed transported her, our story will unfold. high ere its stately ceremony concluded It was with some surprise, however -Barbara was, once or twice, on the much engrossed by other feelings, that point of leaving the room, on some pre- Lady Babington, on taking leave of her text, when to her mingled relief and hostess, heard of Barbara's precipitate alarm, an attendant entered, and an return to Whichnover ; to Vaucler, nounced to Lady. Babington that the however, it was in some measure gratiSieur Vaucler waited below, and re- fying; his suspicions had already requested an immediate and private in- ceived support from the very means that terview with his kins woman.

the worthy priest had employed to Joscelyne arose, and with solemn baffle thein, and it need not be told that excuse to Mistress Dyott, quitted the Vaucler's keen eyes, if they had not apartment. Barbary also arose, but detected the fugitive princess, had at with much less decorum ; her agitated least seen enough to satisfy him he had countenance and fluttered inanner would come on 10 vain search. This flight have frightened any other than the good confirmed him, and his wily speculaquiet daine ; as it was, the hostess was tions thereon hurried him to the desnot a little surprised when her guest, truction he had richly laboured for with hurried expressions of acknowo others. His own views led him, howledgment and apology, stated the neces- ever, carefully to conceal any hint of sity of her immediate departure for his suspicions from Lady Babington, Whichnover, and darting from the room, who proceeded to Curborough under left the old lady in the act of upsetting his escort. a silver tray of comfits, amidst mingled The emissaries with their troops had exclamations of regret, and calls to her returned towards Coventry, expressing servants to attend the Lady Barbara, themselves satisfied with the result of The damsel, however, hastily assuming their investigation; but Sir Oliver's her hood and mantle, sped through the brow was clouded as he announced to court, and was quickly by the lake his lady that missives had just arrived side, whither the disguised princess requiring her immediate presence at had preceded her. The steeds stood court, as lady in waiting to the queen; ready with two mounted servitors in and by the same messengers it had been the livery of Somerville, whom Father announced that Prince George of ClaPaul had contrived to suminon froin rence purposed accompanying Mark Curborough, and the party were soon Babingion to partake of the hospitality on their way to Whichnover.

of Curborough. Meanwhile, a prolonged and earnest At this intelligence Joscelyne's brow conference was going on between Sir caught the clouds that shadowed Sir Gilbert Vaucler and Lady Babington, Oliver's countenance; but ere she dewherein he ansiously aggravated that parted for Coventry she had another lady's fears for her husband, at the same private interview with Vaucler, in time that he artsully inilamed her dis- which it was resowed he should remain

at Curborough, 10 watch the movements A few days ago, the Feast of St. George of Clarence, and, if possible, to detach had been celebrated by the king with Mark Babington froni his counsels. It grand solemnities, in the St. Mary's may be seen that Sir Gilbert laeked not Hall, and to-day the youthful Prince of these motives to induce his acquiescence Wales was to stand god-father to a with Lady Babington's wishes.

child of the Mayor,-so anxious was The city of Coventry at this period Edward to conciliate the affections of well deserved her proud title, « The the Coventry citizens, whom he had reCHAMBER OF PRINCES, AND THE SECRET cently punished for their adherence to ARBOUR OF QUEENS." Walls of enor- the Red Rose. mous bulk, bristling up at intervals in When Lady Babington passed under huge towers, and embattled gateways, the great western gateway of the cathegirdled with a graceful circumference dral, the ceremony had commenced. of three miles, such an assemblage of There is a gorgeous and gloomy magnistately churches and convents, pictur- ticence distributed over every part of a esque mansions, blooming gardens, and monkish temple, which we look for in clustered orchards, as was rarely to be vain among the coldly classic fanes of seen, even in that period of chivalric Athens or of Rome. Omitting the broad and monastic ornament. The gorgeous elevation of the towers, the canopies, cathedral and convent of the Benedic- the spires, the pinnacles, the array of tines, the vast church of St. Michael, with royal and saintly images that clothe, its peerless spire, the church of the Holy like an arabesque pattern, the mighty Trinity, the solid bulk of St. Mary's minster, whose giant mould makes all Hall, and the buildings of the abbatic thiş elaborate decoration resemble diand episcopal palaces stood grouped in minutive embroidery, the interior alone one splendid area that occupied the is absorbing in its splendour. platform of a hill, sloping softly to the

To be continued. river Sherborne, and soared to view without the slightest interference of any WOMAN A MYSTERY. mean contiguous object,-an unrivalled picture of ecclesiastical and civil splen

In the year 1798, when his Majesty's dour. The priory surpassed all others ship Juno was commissioned at Deptin the county for amplitude of revenue ford by the late Capt. George Dundas, and splendour, so that an old chronicler (brother to the late celebrated serjeantsays, As to its magnificence of embel- surgeon to the king,) Lieut. S. P. Humlishment, it was enriched with so much phreys, who had just been appointed one gold and silver, that the walls seemed of the lieutenants of that ship, was one too narrow to contain it."*

day attending a working party on shore In this stately city, then, King Edward at the Dock-yard, when a fine-looking the Fourth held his court at the period boy asked to be received on board, and of this tale; and it was on a fine Spring if Lieut. H. had not selected any one to morning that Lady Babington and her be his servant, he should be happy to train entered the woody domains of fill that station. The lieutenant was at Cheylesmore Hall, bordering on the the time in want of a servant; the boy southern walls of Coventry, and dis- in a few days came on board, and was tinguished no less by its herds of deer, entered on the books amongst volunwhose antliers and sur-antliers, crowns, teers of the third class, and for some palms, and croches, royals and sur months filled the situation with great royals, would challenge the gallant satisfaction to his master and all on Sherwood itself for branchy stateliness board the Juno. At length an accident -than it was marked by its soft lawns occurred to William, which obliged the of turf, or the gigantic dimensions of its poor lad to be sent to the hospital-ship ancient trees. These were now the at Sheerness; a splinter from the ladder precincts of the royal court; and from of one of the hatchways had entered one hence (after assuming her robes of ce of his ankles, and the wound not proremony, and partaking a hasty repast), mising well, the surgeon deemed the Lady Babingion repaired to the city. removal necessary to speedy recovery; After a short pause at the Cheylesmore William got well of this misfortune, and Gate, she passed on, attended by two was removed to the conralescent ship, wailing-women and four men-at-arms, on board of which were some Russian 10 the Benedictine Minster, where the seamen, who had lately recovered from court was holding a solemn ceremony. a contagious fever: from these men he

caught the disease, and was sent back • Gulielm, Malmsbur.

10 the hospital ship, where he died. On

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