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among themselves, and many dropped. Scarcely had he secured his doubtless were the sage remarks and prize ere he heard a scream, which opinions that were advanced upon the seemed to proceed from the spot where occasion. In the mean time the lovers he left Ghertrude; he immediately hurpursued their rambles with free licence ried thither, but to his consternation and without the apprehension of being she was not to be seen. His attention was detected. It was on a beauteous autumnal soon arrested by another shriek issuing evening that they strayed up a moun- from the ravine through which they tain immediately behind the fishery: had lately passed, he flew with the raWilhelm had an old rifle, (his constant pidity of lightning in the direction of companion in these excursions) slung the sound; a rustling among the bushes across his shoulders. Which besides facilitated his pursuit, and in a few moserving to bring down a bird of prey, if ments he beheld Ghertrude struggling any such appeared, it was also made to in the arms of a man. perform the office of a staff, to assist “Sacaddee here!" he exclaimed in a him in climbing over the crags. After tone of surprise, " what means this gaining a gentle ascent covered rith oulrage, villain ?" herbage and bush, they proceeded to The wretch to whom this was adwind their way through a deep ravine : dressed, on finding his attempt foiled, the scene was wild in the extreme, steep loosed his victim, who staggered to a rocks rose high on either side, in- rock for support ; he spoke not but a terspersed with overhanging trees, scowl of defiance was depicted on his whose gnarled roots had wormed their countenance. This Sacuddee, who was way into the crevices of the granite; the a native of Mosambique, was one of the brushwood grew thickly around, the boat steerers belonging to the whale mountain stream came pouring down, fishery, he was a man of fierce and vio'occasionally breaking off into small lent passions, and was known to possess though beautiful cascades: huge blocks a heart as diabolical and black as his of granite, which from time time had own swarthy visage. On the present ocrolled down the mountain, at places ob- casion he presented a striking contrast to structed its way, and caused it to flow the handsome form of Wilhelm; he was in a circuitous course. On emerging short of stature, but his limbs were from the ravine they encountered 'a of hercalean dimensions; his broad scene in every way worthy the pencil of chest, and thick muscular neck, shewed a Claude, or even of our own country- immense bodily strength ; 'a flat nose, man the inimitable Turner, who shines enorinous ears, thick fabby lips, and so brilliantly in his delineation of a wide distended mouth, composed the sunset ; they were situated upon a hideous visage of this savage. The only rocky eminence, which commanded a articles of dress that he possessed were view on one hand of the whole extent of a thick red shirt open at the throat, a False Bay; beneath stood the fishery by pair of dirty canvass trowsers, that were the road side which winds round the tucked up above the knees, leaving his foot of the mountain towards Simons legs exposed'; his feet were totally unacTown; on the other hand were spread the quainted with shoes, and a handkerchief waters of the broad Atlantic, in whose striped with yellow bound round his bosom the sun, which, 'had the appear- crisp woolly head, completed his attiré. ance of a glowing fire ball, was fast Wilhelınn aimed a violent blow rat sinking; the west presented to the eye the head of the ruffian, with the butt a complete blaze of red, the minute end of his rifle, which had it encounfeathery clouds of deep crimsonwere scat- tered his skull it must inevitably have tered over the heavens, and a rich tinge scattered his brains ainóng the rocks, pervaded the whole scene. While they but was avoided, and a fearful strife enwere contemplating the beauties of the sued, -desperate was the struggle, they landscape, a large black eagle, with a closed, the giant strength of the black loud whistling noise, 'rushed aloft, and availed him little against that of Wiltaking a majestic sweep winged his helin, which was combined with agility; flight towards the south, but a shot from they fell to the earth, the latter had the Wilhelm's rifle soon stayed his career, advantage, and was upperinost'; he sucand he felt heavily behind a crag at ceeded in placing his knee on the some distance. “Rest here awhile, dear breast of his antagonist, and fixing on est Ghertrude," exclaimed he, "until I his throat with an iron gripe ; the efforts have made sure of my prey, I will im- of Sacuddee to rise were violent but mediately return;" and a way he bounded unavailing, his eyes became distended, towards the spot where the eagle and the tongue lolled out of his mouth,
when suddenly he disengaged one of his A description of the feelings of Gherarms, and seizing a knife from Wil- trude will not be attempted, words are helm's girdle, plunged it into the side inadequate to the task : those alone of the harponeer, who sank bleeding to who may have been placed under the the ground. The screams of Ghertrude same distressing circumstances, will be had been heard from below, and a able to form any conception of her number of men were seen ascending mental sufferings. On the tidings of the mountain's side. - Ere they arrived his death being communicated to her, at the spot, however, the villain had a sudden thrill passed over her frame; escaped. A temporary bandage was she spake not; her eye was fixed in applied to Wilhelm's wound, the bleed- vacant gaze; she stood motionless :--ing staunched, and he was conveyed but the wide distended nostril, and a
home on a litter of boughs. The wound, faint quivering of the lip, spoke the fortunately, proved to be not mortal, intensity of agonizing torture that raged and in the course of a few weeks, owing within: it continued only for a nioto a vigorous constitution, and the con- moment, and she fell into her father's stant and onremitting care with which arms. Restoratives were applied, and be was attended, he was completely re- in a short time animation returnedstored. It is obvious that the villain but reason had departed for ever. Sacuddee had followed thein up the Some months had elapsed since these mountain, and had seized upon the incidents occurred. It was on a stormy opportunity to put his vile purpose into day; the fiery south-easter howled fueffect All attempts to capture the riously among the cloud-capped mounwretch proved abortive, the place of his tains, and the feathery spray flew in a retreat could never be discovered. vast sheet of vapour over the dark
raging waters of False Bay, and the giThe fishery season, which had hither. gantic curling breakers rolled in upon to been unusually successful, was far the beach with a deatening roar. Soine advanced, and its close was anxiously fishermen were pacing the Fish Hook looked to by Wilhelın and Ghertrude. Sands, watching for the cessation of the One morning the sun had scarcely peep- gale, in order that they might resume ed above the horizon, when the signal their daily avocations, when their atfire was seen lo blaze upon the moun- tention was arrested by the appearance tain's brow. Every thing was in readi- of something white floating upon the ness ; five boats were instantly manned face of the waters, which was seen as it and launched. The pursuit was eager, rose at intervals on the boson of the each striving for the mastery. The wave. All was anxiety to ascertain morning was chill, the breeze blew what it could be, and the whole body steadily, and the clouds hung heavily of fisherinen congregated together on on the mountain brow. They neared the spot where it was expected to land, their prey.
each eager to gain the first glimpse, Long pulls, my lads," cried Wil- and thereby to satisfy his curiosity. The helm, who stood in the boat's bow, with object of their excitement in the mean his jacket doffed, his arms bare, the time neared the shore, and at length weapon and the line all clear for run- mounting upon a huge billow it was ning : one more pull and his harpoon dashed violently upon the beach. It was deeply buried in the blubber-coated proved to be the body of a drowned monster of the deep. Another second person-a female. An old man raised had not elapsed ere the boat was whirled her in his arms, to ascertain if any in the air, crushed 10 atoms. The men, spark of life remained : the dark wet who swam like Newfoundland dogs, hair, dripping with brine, lay heavily were speedily taken up by the other on the face, and concealed the counteboats, but Wilhelm was missing. After nance; the locks were raised, and disa short search his body was picked up; covered the features of the unhappy a fragment of the boat had struck him maniac - Ghertrude Bremmel! Her - the breath of life had passed away. countenance wore the same mild and He was frightfully disfigured : - his placid aspect as in life-she was still countenance was livid and distorted; beautiful in death ; but pale, stiff, and the eyes were wide open and glassy; cold as sculptured marble. It was rethe under jaw hung on the breast; marked that the body was washed on while streams of purple gore issued the beach at the precise spot where her from his mouth and nostrils; the left lite bad, on a former occasion, been side of his frame was entirely shattered, preserved by her lover, and a mangled corse was all that re Many were the conjectures as to the amined of the ill-fated harponeer. means by which she came to her un
timely end; perhaps the following is tiating on his past misfortunes, our worthe most probable. It was supposed thy friend received a note which inthat she had wandered among the rocks formed him that, in a quarter of an by the sea side, near the father's dwel. hour, an authorised agent would arrive ling and was so lost in the contempla- to take possession of the house and tion of the wild conflict of the contend- lands; the father and daughter bad not ing elements, that she had fallen acci- recovered from the shock this gave them, dentally into the waves that lashed when the agent was announced and enfuriously beneath her feet; some'reports tered the room where they sat. Cathe. were current that she had precipitated rine turned away her face : she could herself intentionally into the waters, not look at him, but charity forbids us 'coming to such “ Possession of every thing in the conclusion; let us therefore trust thắt house, too?" asked the trembling Squire she may meet him she loved, where Every thing, you say?""Every sorrows and death can never separate thing,"answered the agent; who was them.
no man's agent, but his own, after all. WILLIAM HENRY. Catherine started at his voicem" Yes,
every thing; even of the angel that THE HARE-HOUND AND
makes this house a heaven.”-He adTHE WITCH.
vanced to her side. She turned to him Concluded from page 270.
shrieked --laughed-and lay insen
sible in his arıns. It was the Squire's As fast as horses could gallop with puppy officer” in the first place; Cahim, he left Dublin, a few moments fol- therine's faithful adorer, in ihe second lowing.
place; the plaintiff in the late action, " By Cork, Kate," __
"'__ he began, laugh- in the third place; and the triumphant ing, as his daughter, upon his arrival hunter for his mistress's hand, in the at the house which used to be his fourth place. Surely, dear fair readers, home, hurried to meet him ; but he he had a claim on her. 66 Yes--if he could not carry on the farce; his throat account for his neglect, since she left was full and choking; and suddenly Dublin.” Very good. That's easily throwing himself upon his child's neck, done. He had vainly applied for leave he sobbed aloud.
of absence; and bis letter advising her She 'understood him, but said no. of the fact, as also of his intention to thing; she only kissed his cheeks and take the field for her, dressed in the pressed his hands, keeping down all costume of a picture of his then unshow of her own grief and alarm.- known father, (which, in the Squire's Woman! in such a situation, you can town-house, Catherine had often prodo this: man cannot : it is above the nounced very like him,) that letter had paltry seltisness of his nature.
miscarried. He rallied, and tried to take up his “So your daughter is mine, good absurd jeering tone, but soon tripped sir, on your own terms,” added the in it a second time.
four-fold hero. " Ay Kate-by the good old Jove, I'in “ Capital, by Jove! - Capital! agloa poorer man than the day I raffled for rious hoax, by Cork ! capital!” laughyour inother; and you must work, sure ed the ex-Squire. enough, lo try and keep a linule bread “I am delighted, you think so ; and with us
If there's any thing you think I assure you, my dear sir, that I dressI can turn my hand to, only say the ed myself up like the picture, merely word, and you'll see i'll not be idle, at the time to endeavour to recommend my poor girl.”
inyself to your good opinion, by the Ile entered into the details of his oddity of the conceit; for I knew you misfortunes and mortifications. Among liked a hoax in your very heart.” other things, he mentioned the slight " Give me your hand, my dear boy! of the puppy officer ;” and neither -Like a hoax!--Ah, don't I ?--and it bis wonder nor his curiosity was ex is such a prime one! choice! capital ! ci!ed, when, now for the first time, capital, by the beard of the good old Catherine burst into tears.
Jove !”-and, wringing his own hands It shows much good sense to take my and transported by his feelings, the Lady Law at her word. Fortune is worthy man left the rooin, to describe fickle, but law is tickleness: the prin and praise to his very servants, what cipal itself. And so seemed to argue so much gladdened his soul. the successful young aspirant to the “ You were ignorant of your parentSquire's estate. While yet only expa- age upon the day of the hunt ?" asked
Catherine, after they had conversed and rigid exaction. In a busy and some time together,
care-ridden country like this, relaxa"I was. Upon the spot where the tion is as necessary; at intervals, as huntsman fell, I encouniered the wo- exercise to the health, food to the body man, returned from half a life of wan and relief to the mind. It would not dering, who exposed me in my infancy: be practicable to define the kind of reshe had been seeking me, in Dublin, laxation requisite and advisable to be lo unburden her conscience, and do me adopted. This must be left to the taste, a tardy justice. I was on the road for opportunity, and ability, of the person the hunt ; thither she followed me ra- seeking it. But there ought not to be pidly, and outstripped me some days; a dearth of any kind of amusement, assuming the garb of the former witch provided it be conducted - with proof the cave, to conceal her identity. I priety, so far as not to destroy its obneed scarce say, that from her I then ject, or infringe on the liberty which received the information which enabled is required in the due exercise of the me to prosecute my claim. My beloved natural passions of its participators. Catherine's sense of delicacy will As there appears a disposition, on the readily suggest to lier, why I kept out part of the magistracy, to curtail the of her view, from that day, until I could fair proportions, which have hitherto prove the truth or falsehood of her story. been offered to the notice of the middle And now, here I sit, able, thank hea- classes in society for their exclusive ven! to show to the woman of my enjoyment, it may not be out of place heart, that she did not quite misplace to remark that, if the seasonable usage her generous love, when she gave it to of music, recitation, dancing, and the a poor and friendless ensign, and with casual inventions of the novelties of it the prospect of wealth, and of rank the day, be denied, the taste is more in the world."
likely to become vitiated than improved It is recorded that, froin this hour, by forcing it into the solemnities of an Squire Hogan never wore, except per over zealous devotionthat if the senhaps when asleep, a serious face. Hav. timents of the wit, the composer, and ing resigned" with a hearly good will," the sprightliness of the author, be his commission of justice of the peace, abrogated, genius might be diverted into there remained noihing on earth to com- the baneful channel of hypocrisy, and pel him to seem wise," as Bacon society wear the affectation of puritansays; and he had full leisure, to pór- ism, instead of passing through the sue, uninterruptedly, his practical world with faces of honesty and lips of hoaxes ; which he, himself, if nobody social intercourse towards bettering else did it for him, called “capital! the condition of the sorrowful and choice, by Cork's own town!”
wearied. Any evening amusements,
which have for their object the lightenLINES ADDRESSED TO SUSAN. ing the heart; and which laugh away
the burdens of weeks in a few muscular
but agreeable contortions-must, in And 'tis in this manner;
spite of legal restrictions and the interYes! hear him confess it,
position of the elders, whose feelings He sues you-Sues-Anna.
are, probably, mellowed into the som
bre atmosphere of waning life, be more He-alas! 'tis too trueThe whole of the sex
beneficial and produce better effects in Thinks it nothing to Sue.
society than by a deprivation of the raYet the worst is to come!
tional and the really amusing--which For no heart he e'er took,
drives the pleasure-seeking to other But lie soon left the fair one,
pursuits, worse in every respect, and The fond one-for-Sook.
ultimately ruinous in their
quences. Drunkenness, a most aboLICENCED AND UNLICENCED
minable vice, in either sex, would inPLACES OF PUBLIC AMUSEMENT.
All the "ills which flesh is
heir to," would, more or less, be sought “ Too many shocked at wbat should cħarm afier, to satisfy a disappointed class of them most,
the lovers of the “light and easy"Despise the plain direction, and are lost.”
and the stream, contaminated by imWe are not among the number of pure sources, run into fashion. Though persons that would sacrifice human the laws, carefully administered, may happiness, or, in other words, rational check a growing evil,---would it not be recreations, at the shrine of formality, more rational in those who are empow.
BY RALPH RIGMAROLE, ESQ.
Thy lover's inconstant,
But this is not all!
FOR THE OLIO,
fered to permit the continuance of even-' reels home from a public dinner, that sing amusements at reputable and eli- dinners are to be discontinued, and gible places, to exert their authority wines denied his felloir-citizens. A when any instances of a want of de- fy may be broken on a' wheel, but all corum might be manifested? Whatever wheels must not be a deodund for the possesses a moral use 'will be accom- accident.
OLIO. spanied by its abuse. Religion itself is not free froin the stain. All amuse
THE CHRYSANTHEMUM. i ments are somewhat connected with literature, and employ a great many worthy artizans who depend, and are depended Bright, merry.eyed Chrysanthemum, 7
With nodding head; on, by strong and natural claims, for
And green-leaved vestures, such as come subsistence. Is it nothing to deprive From earth to beauty's bed. the musician, the author, and the in
The sun's delight-the Autumn Power, numerable adjuncts of their lawful November's pride; professions or calling-to take away
A rose, without its fragrance power; the crust of merit and force them to
A daisy, magnified, starvation; or, to seek for parochial
The herald star of Winter's reign, aid ?: The " lower orders" can booze
Like friendship, true:
The joy of Hope, when Sorrow's slain, in their element, unobstructed. The ++ And Loveliness to view ! « higher orders," in all their noble Would that my leclings were as pure; grades and variations, can take every My heart as light! pleasure by the forelock, drag every
Then should I Passion's storns endure,
And rise to Virtue's height. hobby-horse round the circle of whim and elucidation---they have power; not that because 6 knowledge is power;"
SKÉTCH OF AN AMERICAN • but, because money is sufficient for all
EDITOR. things; and this gives freedom at the
gaming-table, and offers a bribe for One of my contemporaries found i atonement in any sphere. If the lowest something to displease him in an article *; and the highest classes, be in the full which I published, and, in a very coarse
exercise and enjoyment of a free agency and insulting paragraph, held it up to cias it respects their pleasures, what public scorn. In reply, I remonstrated - pretence can be afforded for an objec. with him very temperately, and assured
tion in behalf of the middle classes ? him that he had given the phrase an 1. If there be a criterion for virtue and erroneous' construction. In this next
true respectability any where, it is to paper I read the following, which I supbe met with in these very circles which pose I am to consider as characteristic are denied a little musie, a little song, of the independence of the press :a little dancing, and at a little ex “Mr. --, of the —, is a base assassin. pence. This is, moreover, of harder He is one of your half-horse, half-allicomplaint, because, it may be partici- gator, and a little of the steam-boat
pated in, at a convenient distance and men. He always goes the whole hog. - at a seasonable hour. If licenced vehi- This polluted wretch, whom I would not
cles are for the rich, such as tragedies, take hold of with a pair of tongs, nor comedies, farces, operas, masquerades, then unless to give him the chastiseand a hundred other opportunities are ment his impudent audacity so richly 1 instanced as permitted, are not their nerits — this degraded outcast from all hours ruinous? Their expenses exor human society, who talks about our inbitant?. Their examples contaminate stilutions and our country, is himself an ing?. Indeed, is there an analogy can Englishman; - and, if he possessed be drawn? Yet these, forsooth, are sufficient wit to know the name of the held forth as proper exhibitions for the corrupt party whose filthy principles middle classes ! in particular, and the he circulates like a vile tool, would be public, in general! We, therefore, a Tory. We shall horse-whip him as protest against useful mirth being pro- soon as our leisure will permit us to hibited, simply on the plea that abuses visit the city which he infests with his accompany it-being persuaded that pestilential presence. Nor must be
proper means might be taken to pre- suppose that until then he can escape - vent the spread of vice; and good the exposure his long train of cowardly
order and fellowship promoted just in falsehoods deserves. We, Thomas Jenthe same proportion, as gottling and kins, pledge ourselves to show our public meetings are usually conducted. readers that he is a perjured scoundrel, It is not that, because an alderman so totally destitute of every common