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If the manufacture in Algeria at all resem- who under the figure of a courtier, concealed his name is inscribed over it in large letters, bles that described by an eye witness at Tunis, the strength of a Sampson, picked him up, surmounted by a death's head and cross bones. it cannot be a beautiful sight. “ Sundry rois carried him on his back for a quarter of an So much for the philosopby of a King who of men * (he writes) sat grinding tobacco in hour, crossed the river Neiss with the water made a mock of religion ! mortars in a very peculiar manner. .::.: up to bis waist, in a thick fog, and took his! This time, the mere thought of They were negroes, of many shades of black course along the other bank. The night was would seem to be madness; it would be as ness, as if they had been removed from the dark and stormy, and snow lay thick upon the easy for a man buried alive to burst bis coffin, fire at different stages of preparation. Sume ground, and towards morning, having made and to scrape with his nails a way of escape were as highly polished as if Day and Martin the circuit of a mountain, the poor fugitives through the earth of his grave. Trenck was i had long practised upon them with brush and when they thought themselves far away, scarcely buried before he began to plan his blacking; others resembled singed sheep's beard the great clock of Glatz strike four! resurrection. The force of will seems to give head more than anything else, being of a dull | Trenck's courage did not fail bim. Pistol in a hundred fold strength to the man bent upon brownish black. With a trifling exception hand he seized two horses from a peasant, one object, excited with one only thought. their garments were quite imaginary. Their rode off at a gallop, and finally reached the His hands have the cunning craft of a fairy's heads were all shaved except at the crown, frontiers of Bohemia,-free and safe from fingers, the strength of a giant's fist; he has there a solitary scalping lock' hung de- pursuit!
the eyes of Argus, and the subtle hearing of pendent. They sat along the edge of a plat. Eight years afterwards Trenck was impru- the savage. form on their heels, their great splay feet dent enough to venture to Dantzic to claim Trenck began by loosening the chains spread out below them, and with a leer which his inheritance on the death of his mother. It which confined him. The iron broke under lit up their black faces and showed their white was tempting fate: Frederic had not forgotten his strong writhings like dry straw. Armed teeth and red gums, ground the contents of him during this long truce : his hatred was only with a knife, which he had concealed from their mortars."
increased by the victory gained orer him by the observation of his gaolers, he forced the The tobacco consumed in this country is his prisoner; and his agents kept watch along the locks of the three first doors ; at the fourth mostly manufactured for pipe, cigar, or snuff frontiers, ready to pounce upon their prey if his knife broke. This time his courage failed, at home, white men and boys, or machinery, only he roade one false step. In visiting there was no hope of opening those doors a taking the place of negroes.
Dantzic, Trenck fell into the king's hands- second time. With the fragment of knife ZAL. the free city was sold to Prussia, the magis-blade that remained lie opened the veins of his
trates delivered up their guest; he was seized arm like a condemned Roman, and lay down BARON VON TRENCK'S ESCAPES
to die in his blood; but the instinct of self! FROM PRISON.
From thence he was conveyed to Magde preservation roused him from this lethargy. A !
| burg, where the dungeon, with all its horrors, sudden rage re-animated him. He decided to THE BARON VON TRENCK awaited him. It was a niche formed in the make his prison a fortress, in which he would I was born at Konigsberg, in the year wall of a vault, and shut in by three doors, die as a soldier if his gaolers refused a parley.
1726. In 1742 he entered the Prussian into which the light crept through an arched | He demolished with his chains the wooden Guards, and two years afterwards attended | window seven feet deep, and garnished with a seat which was the sole furniture of his prison, the king as aide-de-camp. On the plea tbat triple row of bars. This atrocious prison and formed a barricade of it, behind which be he had carried on a traitorous correspondence became for Von Trenck the tower of famine.ensconced himself, a stone in one hand and with the king's enemies he was arrested and They put him upon a diet which left him a in the other the broken knife. When morning confined in the fortress of G'atz; but his real prey to the pangs of hunger. A pound and came his gaolers shrank before this bloody an! offence appears to have been that he bad / a-half of garrison bread, half mouldy, and a parition which threatened to stone them. A. gained the affections of a lady of the Royal jug of water, such was his allowance. Hitherto soldier tried the assault, but fell beneath the family. He was at this time about twenty he had only shown daring in his escapes; his paving stone which caught him on the foreyears of age. His young and ardent spirit genius developed itself under the horrors of head. The governor appeared, and consented rebelled against the cruel confinement, and he solitude and famine. This genius was com- to a capitulation. He promised pardon to the commenced one of the most extraordinary posed of the patience of the ant, the blind prisoner for his attempt, and Trenck delivered struggles on record against bolts and bars, strength of the mole, and the silent toil of the up to him his cell as if it had been a fortress. prison doors, stone pavements and rocky | earth-worm; and united to all the concen- | Driven back by the doorways, Trenck now precipices, and against gaolers more vigilant trated energies of man the instinct of the sought an exit under ground. In a few dars! than the dragons of ancient fable; a labour of brute, and the invisible burrowing of the he raised the floor of his dungeon, and buryears exceeding the labours of Hercules ; for insect. Trench loosened the iron clamps of rowed his way through the soil on which the Hercules had at least his club and his liberty. I the door, and scooped a hole in the wall with fort was built. He was again discovered and whereas the poor prisoner inclosed within four them. With round-about patience he conjured severely punished. stone walls, was obliged with an old nail, or a out of sight of his gaolers the rubbish which A new governor had been lately appoints! watch spring bidden under his thumb, to bore would have discovered his secret labours. First, -one of those yellow-eyed, bolt upright, stili, through granite, or cut steel.
he pounded the fragments by crushing them sinister personages, such as one sees in Gei. Von Trenck commenced his operations with under his feet into fine dust, wbich he then scat- | man fortresses, men who seem formed to reai a pocket knife. Having cut notches in the tered, almost grain by grain, over the floor the sentence of death to the poor wretch who blade, he sawed through the enormous bars of of his cave. After six months toil the wall is is to be shot, under their orders, by lamp light his prison windows." He then cut up his pierced--the way is open. . . . He was in the ditch of the glacis. portmanteau into straps, joined them together, betrayed and again confined. The King, when Sewers, vaults, and underground passages, and adding to them a cord formed of his bed- told of it, came himself to Magdeburgh, and in fact all dark damp places, abound in anilinen, let himself down from the window thirty ordered his captive, not a prison, but a tomb; mals and vegetables of a special and loathfeet from the ground. Landed safely he soon and Frederic the Great, who called himself a some character, ferocious rats, hideous toads, found himself lost in a marsh that surrounded philosopher, and wrote books against tyranny venemous vipers, poisonous hemlocks, slimy the citadel; the mud engulfed him. roge to and oppression, set himself, likean Italian tyrant fungi. Just so the shadow of a prison prohis lips, all but choked him, and he was forced of the uniddle ages, to invent new refinements duces at times a sort of local wickednessto call to the sentinel for help. He was taken of punishment. He himself designed the plan / brutal tyrants, or restless tormentors, who back to prison, closely confined and watched of the prisoner's dungeon, and prescribed the rejoice in the sight of tears and suffering. Eight days afterwards, he seized a sword from form of his chains. The very night on which The new governor was a man of this class the inspector. rushed from his cell, overthrew | Trenck thought to escape they moved him into -a regular tiger-tamer. He caused a large the officer, cut his way through the soldiers his new cell.
iron collar, with a heavy chain attached, to be | who tried to seize him, wounded four men,
1 The royal dungeon was a monstrous mass put round the prisoner's neck. The weight mounted the rampart, threw himself into the of iron and stone. Four doors, thicker than was sufficient to crush him to the earth with. fosse, and rose up again; but in his flight be the slabs which enclose a funeral rault, walls out actually killing lim. Nor was this all. was caught by the foot and held fast between which a cannon ball could not breach, a loop. They tried on him a torment invented by the the palings of a covered way, seized and carried hole bristling with gratings, through which Chinese--deprivation of sleep-only instead of 1 back to his cell, pierced with baronets and the light found its way, and fell with a pale a tambour it was a keeper who awoke hin half dead.
reflexion upon the prisoner. There lies poor suddenly every quarter of an hour. Scarcely were his wounds healed. when Trenck in the shadows, immured, concealed, ! But as builders proportion their pillars to Trenck planned another escape. Nothing can buried, his feet fastened to a ring cemented the weight to be sustained, so it seemed that explain his wonderful perseverance, but the into the wall, his arms confined in inanacles, Von Trenck was endued with a frame capable force of a determined resolution, which has his body encircled by a large iron band, from of enduring all the tortures which fortune something of the virtue of faith. Faith re- which hangs a chain attached to a bar. No heaped upon him. Hunger, cold, nakedness, moves mountains: resolution pierces prison longer does a human voice sound in his ears-watching, solitude, and pain were alike powerwalls. This time he had a companion. Both no longer does the light of day reach his less to subdue him. The water which filtered threw themselves from the ramparts. His eyes.
through the roof of his cell dripped upon him friend dislocated his foot in the fali. Trenck] To show him that he is finally cut off from with as little effect as if his flesh were of
the land of the living, the King had the grare bronze. * See Good Words for October.
| dug at his feet in which he was to be buried ;| The arrival of a less cruel gorernor re
leased him of his collar and chain. He im- undermining his bulwarks-an examination way in which we are shown the truth that mediately set to work and made a gallery carried on from within-for if we work from " man's extremity is God's opportunity.” under the foundations, and communicated without, digging away the soil, laying bare, “When bale is at highest, boot is at nighest," with the vaults of the building. Having and so it may be weakening the walls, which so says our English proverb.” finished his work it occurred to him to appeal should be our protection, are we not doing The church of Lund is said to be still unto the generosity of Frederic. He proposed the enemy's work for him ? :
finished, for that Finn in his anger laid a spell to the governor to watch his cell and double May God grant to us to be rooted and upon it. the number of his guards. Then he fixed a grounded in the faith ; built up on the founda- Is it possible that this same Finn was the day and hour, and engaged to appear at the tion of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus giant Finn MacCoul, who walked across from appointed moment, at large, beyond the Christ Himself being the chief corner stone. Scotland to Ireland to see the Irish giant bounds of the fortress on the external glacis. And may he pardon and bring back to the Brian Boriomhe? And when Brian saw him
They laughed at his folly, and resused to truth all those who are wandering in error, or coming he was in a terrible fright, for Finn believe him. Then before the eyes of the in doubt from all conteinpt of His Word and MacCoul was five times as big as he was. assembled gaolers Trenck puts off his chains, Commandment. Good Lord deliver us. | So he bundled himself into the cradle, and as a man doffs his clothes, delivers up his
R. L. C. made believe to be asleep. “Tell him it's tools and instruments, raises the paving stone All Saints Day, 1863.
the babby," he said to his wife. which he had loosened, and shows them his
Now Finn MacCoul was not very sharp, so gallery as well formed and passable as an ST. LAWRENCE AND THE GIANT.
he never noticed how much too big Brian engineer's trench.
was for the cradle. Admiration now effected what pity had not
“Is that the baby?” he asked. done before. Frederic granted him pardon,
EAEN THE HILL OF THE SAINTS,
THE SAINTS, “Aye, sure it's the babby, and he's but a and Trenck issued from his prison after a
by Lund, in old times, there lived a shrimp to what his father was at his age,” captivity of ten years.
U giant, whose dwelling was under answered the Irish giantess. For twenty years he returned to the ordinary | ground.
“O, if that's so, I had better be off then." lile of mankind, like one alive from the dead, Now St. Lawrence came from Saxony, and And away went Finn MacCoul in a great and at last ended his life by the guillotine, in preached the word of God; but there was no hurry. When he was half way across, Brian thie Reign of Terror, with Roncher and André church in the land of the Norwegians.
came to the water's edge and mocked him. Chénier.
Then the giant mocked and said, “If all Finn stood and eyed him a moment.
you say of your God is true, He deserves a “I'll not trouble myself to come back and REASON AND FAITH.
church. Come, I will build you one; but thrash such a little fellow as you," he said
when it is done you must tell me my name. scornfully ; but he heaved up a great rock and Din as the borrow'd beams of moon and stars | If not, then, 0 Light of the Faith, I demand flung it to him. To lonely, weary', wand'ring travellers,
as a forfeit the two torches that shine in the “Fling that back if you can ;" but Brian Is reason to the soul; and as on high
canopy of Heaven.". Those rolling fires discover but tbe sky,
could not stir it, and there it remains to this
“Mad pagan !" replied the Saint, “ the sunday Nor light us here ; so Reason's glimmering ray Was lent, not to assure our doubtful way,
and moon will remain for ever in the sky, So it appears that fair play and the good But guide us upward to a better day.
where God has placed them, to light the wise rule “hit one your own size" was observed And as those nigitly taper3 disappear,
as well as the foolish, the good as well as the even among giants of old times. When day's bright lord ascends our hemisphere, bad.'' So pele grows reason at religion's sight,
" Well answered," said the giant, then So dies, aid so dissolves in supernatural light. you shall give me your two eyes."
FATIMA, THE CILICIAN QUEEN. Dryden's Religio Laici.
"I will," said the Saint.“ If the church THESE BEAUTIFUL LINES be finished you are welcome to take my eres :
THE ENGRAVING on p. 93, are even more worth our thought. l for the goodness of God, the love and faith of
represents one of the most curious ful study now than when they were Christ, can be preached by a blind man as well
incidents of the great Russian war of first written. Then, controversy busied itself as by one that can see.”
1854. The principal figure on horseback, mainly with forms of belief : now, human! Ső a site was chosed, and the giant went to
though you would scarcely guess it from apreason is allowed, nay, encouraged, to attempt work. "Be strong, be high, O walls; the monk
monks pearance, is a womar. She rides at the head to test the very foundations of our Faith itself,
of a coluinn of three hundred horsemen, whom knows not my name. My little daughter will so that any guidance from wise and thoughtful I play with his eyes before the moon is at the
she led to the aid of the Sultan, against the men is most valuable, and ought to be most full.” And the giant worked harder and harder.
Russians, from the depths of the Cilician thankfully received. Very soon he sat on the roof, shouting and
| mountains. Fatima was a little dark woman For though it was prettily said by one of laughing. " Before the sun sets, before the
of about sixty, with nothing of the Amazon in the quaint old writers of the last century :- sun sets, the monk must give me his eyes."
her appearance, though the dress she wore on What thou canst understand of Divine Saint Lawrence stood on the Hill of Saints.
resembled male attire, and she bestrode her things receive--what thou can'st not under-land sadly gazed on the sun as it sunk slowly
horse like the warriors of her tribe. She was stand admire. The best way to see Divine down."
attended by two handmaidens, dressed like Light is to put out thine oun candle :--the 0. Father.” he said at last, " Thou gavest
herself in masculine costume. It was in April, saving is more quaint than just. We are me mine eyes. Take them. I sacrifice them
1854, that this mountain Queen with her band commanded to be able to give an account of with joy.""
of wild followers made their appearance at our faith, and, therefore, so far from putting! Then there arose a voice, as a noise of dis
Scutari, opposite to Constantinople, to the 016 our own candle, we should shelter it astant thunder, singing, - Sleep, sleep, sweetly,
great astonishment of the inhabitants. The Carefully as we can, that its light may burn Solve, my son. Father Finn sits on the wall
i motive for her journey is said to have been true and steadily.
affection for her husband, who was expiating top, building the church. Sleep, sleep, sweetly, Tlie following passage is from the writings little Gerda my daughter. Father Finn will
his political crimes in a Candian prison. The of Manzoni, a modern Italian author :be here at sunset, and we shall have the
faithful wife, thinking she could plead his It is said that the teaching of Rosmini would silence monk's two eyes."
pardon more effectually after giving proof of Teint, and leave the inind with no other guide than Then St. Lawrence ran down to the church.
her loyalty, led three hundred of her best with. "O, Finn, Finn," he called, “come down. I
troops against the Russians on the reasonable I can understand the accusation. Doubtless his 1 know thy name. There is but one stone
terms of eighty piasters, or something short t hing has naturally a Christian leaning, as Tertul
of a guinea a month, with “ tooth and stirrup wanting, and that I can lay myself now God iz has said, with much justice, of the human soul.
money" in every village they should pass 1: perceives in the precepts, and even in the mysteries
has spared my two eyes."
Then the giant was very angry, and rushed of religion, the fulrilling, nay more, the complete per
od uched through.
Nothing could exceed the wild and savage fection of its own rational deductions. Not that reason down to the crypt below the church, and
appearance of these hardy mountaineers. Their cin ever arrive of itself at the knowledge of these strove with all his might to pull down the
arms were various. Some carried pistols and mysteries, not eren after having been raised to their centre column. His wife and children came lel by R-velation, can reason ever succeed in com- to help, but in vain. They were changed
the Yatagan of the Albanians. Here and Irener'ling tilem ; but it may apprehend enough (I use to stone, and there they may be seen to this there was seen å riile that may have come nier distinction drawn from Rosmini's own philo- | day.
from Birmingham, or a carved scimitar from sur play)-it may apreend enough to see that they are These wild old tales have many a far deeper!!
the forges of Syria. One would carry a huge Lot CG
i club or mace, swinging it round his head, and 0, to reason, but superior; and meaning hidden in then than folks who read, 1 4.15 henceto.th to attempt to deny them would be and do not think of what they read would chattering his teeth, with rj. find out. And though one generally hates a
Here was seen the long matchlock of Affghan,
there the bows and arrows of their remote Therefore, when we seek to examine into inoral that is forced on one, I think there is the foundations of our belief, it should be annothing pleasanter than choosing one for one
forefathers. The tribe commanded by Queen
Fatima is said to have been capable of yielding examination like that of the commander of a self. besieged fortress, who goes down into the Here we may choose, whether we will dwell
choose whether we will doll 4000 of these fierce horsemen. * cryp's beneath to tell over his stores of corn on St. Lawrence's willingness to give up even and wine, and see that his enemies are not his eyes, so Christ might be glorified; or the
See Field, Vol. iii. p. 357.