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In some lone place I'll seek a gloomy cave,
“ Must meet Bombastes face to face.” Then all unseen I'll lay me down and die, Thus do I challenge all the human race.
Dist. Briny tears I'll shed ; Since woman's constancy is all my eye.
[ Retires up the stage. King. (rising up 1 I for joy shall cry, too. (When Bombastes is about to go, Distaffina takes hold of
Fusbos. O'ons, the King's alive!
Bomb. Yes, and so am I, too.
Dist. It were better far,
Ring. Thus to check your sorrow ;
Fusbos. But, if some folks please, Sad are my wants, my rent is owing.
• Who dares this pair of boots displace, Bomb. I go, I go, all danger scorning,
Bumb. We'll die again to-morrow. “ Must meet Bombastes face to face.”
Ta ral la ral la Some death I'll die before the morning.
Ha! dost thou dare me ? vile, obnoxious elf, Dist. Heigh ho ! heigh bo! sad is that warning,
(Take hands, and dance around. I'll make thy boast as bootless as thyself. Oh ! do not die before the morning.
[Knocks down the boots, King. I'll follow him, all danger scorning,
TIM BOBBIN'S DESCRIPTION OF THE LIVERPOOL Whoe'er thou art, with speed prepare to go
Where I shall send thee; to the shades below.
The following humorous letter was written soon after burning shore,
the establishment of the Liverpool Floating Bath, by the King. I'll follow, &c. [Exit Bombastes, dragging out the King and Distaffina. The grievous roar echoed along the shore.
lale lamented Dr. Robert Taylor, forinerly of Bolten A hungry lion give a grievous roar ;
who died in the United States of America, in Septeinbe King. So have I heard, on Afric's burning shore,
last. It has been aliowed by all judges to be quite SCENE FOURTH. Another lion give a grievous roar ;
chef d'æuvre in its way. And the last lion thought the first a bore. Bomb. Am I then mock'd! Now, by my fame, I swear come wi' us. Theaw may say what t'loikes abeast di
Eh! Tummus, theaw's miss'd it wearily ot t'did SCENE, A wood.
You soon shall have it. Fusbos. This day is big with fate ; just as I set
They fight. Meyles, and Laythom, and Blackpool, but ord Len My foot across the threshold, lo! I met
for moy money, I say, yet. Theaw said theaw'd seen Bomb. There and there.
as wur to be seen ; but by'r lady there's mooar thin A man whose squint terrific struck my view ; Another came, and, lo! he squinted too ;
King. I have it sure enough ; ah! here's a hole.
mitch again t' be seen neaw as there wur when thee You've let the daylight in upon my soul !
me coom here th' last toime. And e'er I reached the corner of the street,
Whaw, mon, de
getten boats neaw ot goan by a steom.engine the Some ten short paces, 'twas my chance to meet Yet e'er I die, I something have to say:
may stare! but it's true as th' Alminick; and us third A third, who squinted more; a fourth, and he Oh! my Bombastes, prithee step this way.
coom i' one un um aboon twenty moile. Egadlins! Squinted more vilely than the other three:
Oh! my Bom
[Falls on his lack. cud hardly perswade Sam Dootson t'venture aboard Such portents met the eye when Cæsar fell,
Bomb................bastes he would have said,
hur: he wur feeort ot gooing by steom wud be summ But caution d him in vain ; but who can tell
But e'er that word was out, his breath was filed.
like floying, or being blown up; but it's nowt o'th' scur
mon; they dreiven throof th' wetur just th' same Whether these awful notices of fate, Well, peace be with him, his untimely doom
other boats used t'do; but istid o' sails, they'n two Fee Are meant for Kings, or Ministers of State ? Shall thus be mark'd upon his costly tomb:
wheels, ot gooan splash, splash, splash-scrat, scrat, ses “ Fate crop'd him short, for be it understood,
abeawi ten or eleven moile an heawr; and it is by für Song, Fusios. “ He would have liv'd much longer if he could.”
yeasiest and cheppest way ot a country lad can get My lodging is in Leather-lane,
indeed, I think it's welly chepper thin walkingso In a parlour that's next to the sky,
[Retires up the stage. besoide saving shoe-leather, one can do wi' so mech les 'Tis exposed to the wind and the rain,
ale and then one's th' benefit o' th' sawt wetu ar
Enter FUSBOS. But the wind and the rain I defy.
way fro’ Runcorn. Theawd used t' make ackesut Such love warms the coldest of spots, Fusb. This was the way they came, and much I fear
theaw cud taste th’ sawt if lick'd thy lips as far of As I feel for Scrubinda the fair; There's mischief in the wind; what have we here?
Saint Ellen ; but theaw may have it this way above Oh! she lives by the scouring of pots,
twice as far. Here's yoar Jim says theaw dusn't li In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. King Artaxominous bereft of life;
any body knowing mooar tin thee, and theaw'll be sayi Here'll be a pretty tale to tell his wife.
theaw's yeeord otheese steom boats before. But there Oh! was I a quart, pint, or gill, To be scoured by her delicate hands,
Bombo (coming forward.) A pretty tale, but not for the one thing I'm shure theaw's ne'er yecord on :-stil Let others possess what they will,
those foine bathing kallivans theaw useil t' cell on, they of learning, of houses, or lands; For thou shalt quickly follow him to hell ;
made a greyt thing ot they cawn a "* Floating Bath But, ah ! should she false-hearted prove,
and, solidlee, I think it's th' noicest place I war erdt There, say I sent you, and I hope he's well. Suspended I'll dangle in air,
i' my loife. When I first went abooard on it, I thoug Fusb. No! thou thyself shalt thy own message bear; A victim to delicate love,
it wur a ship beawt botham, and I're rather shoy o'jang In Dyot-street, Bloomsbury-square. [Exit Fush. Short is the journey; thou wilt soon be there ;
ing in, as sum chaps did, for feeor o'gooing clecartup Enter BOMBASTES, preceded by a fifer, playing " Michael And say I did thy business to a hair [They fight.
into th’ river ; but, heawever, I fun tliere wur a botes and a vast foine botham too; and, aw together
, it': Wiggins."
Bomb. Oh! Fusbos, Fusbos, I am diddled quite ;
neeotest, th' safest, th' cleeonest bathing ot ever !! Bomb. Gentle musician, let thy dulcet strain Proceed ; play " Michael Wiggins" once again.
Good night ! my mighty soul's inclin'd to roam : Lide; oather at hee wetur or at low wetur; and there Music': the food of love, Begone; give u'er ; So give my compliments to all at home.
a felly abooard towd me as th' wetur wur as good For I must fatten on that food no more.
(Lies down by the Ring, leaving sufficient room for Fus- at hee wetur. Sam says this cannot be true, and a
strung, and had as mitch fysic in it at low wetur as My happiness is chang'd to doleful dumps,
bos to stund between them.
felly wur nowt but trouting us; but, heawever, Whilst happy Michael, all thy cards are trumpe.
Fusbos.. And o'er thy tomb a monument shall rise,
bring a bottle o' booath soart's whooam wi' us, and So, should some youth, by fortune's blest decrees, Where hero's yet unknown shall feast their eyes;
folk may try for theirsels. Besoide bathing, one
stay abooard awhoile and look abeawt one; and one si Possess, at least, a pound of Cheshire cheese, And this short epitaph, that speaks thy fame,
moor o'th' river and th' shipping fro this place i'a And bent some party to regale, Will also there immortalize my name:
heawr than fio ony other place in a whole wick. The Jay in a kilderkin or so of ale;
“ Here lies Bombastes, slout of heart and limb; there's aw soart o' meyt and drink ‘abooard, and I this So angry fate in one unlucky hour, He conquer'd all but Fusbos ! Fusbos conquer'd him." i' my guts t'best, and to cheppest ot I fun i' ar
teawn ; and we seet among a peawrcel o' gentleme Some bungry cats may all the cheese devour, And the loud thunder turn the liquor sour.
Exter DISTAFFINA, seeing the bodies.
reading th' newspapers and smooking. We geet oytch
as a poipe, but these quality wur smooking summutell (Hangs his boots to an arm of the tree, and forms his sash Dist. Oh, wretched maid; oh, miserable fate; ot look'd like pig.tail tobacco : it had some soart of a into a noose. I've just arriv'd in time to be too late.
eawtlandish name, as I cud na quoite gawm; but shot Alack ! alack ! and well-a-day! What now shall hapless Distaffina do ?
ever it wur, oather it or their drink did um good,
they'r very merry.. That e'er a man should make himself away; Curse on all morning dreams that come so true.
They sung, and they leawgo'
and when í sung thi "Owdham Recruit” for um, l'1 That ever man, for woman false, should die,
Fusb. Go, beauty, go ; thou source of woe to man, shot if they did not leawgh harder thin ever. Indeed, As many have; and s0,-and so wont I. And get another lover where you can ;
t'le believe me, Tum, I'se never i' better company si No, I'll go mad! 'gainst all I'll vent my rage, The crown now sits on Griskanissa's head :
I'se kersunt; but I'll tell thee mooar abeawt it when And with this wicked wanton world, a woeful war I'll wage; To her I'll go
cum whooam; and I'll other perswede thee t' go wi'n [Takes out of his pocket.book a piece of paper, and writes Dist. .........But are you sure they're dead ?
t next bathing toime, or I'll gi' thee leeof t' cae met
ninny hommer as lung as my name's the following couplet, attaching it to kis boots. Fusb. Yes, dead as herrings; herrings that are red.
tained a long silence, and kept his look fixed steadily on ** This was all that the dying Marquis communicated
the Prince, as if to examine him: “ It is in my power," to you ?" " I have here only made a nosegay of culled powers, and have answered he at last.
* Nothing more." brought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them." The Prince's curiosity was now raised to the highest “Did you make no further inquiries about the matta
pitch. A fondness for the mysterious had ever been his in his country ?"
prevailing weakness. His improved understanding, and "I did, but they all proved fruitless.”
every idea of this kind; but the appearance of the Arme- not call every shade distinctly." Translaled and abridged from the German of the cele. nian had again revived them. He went aside with the * He died, repenting the errors of his youth." brated Schiller.
Sicilian, and I heard them in very earnest conversation. “Do you carry with you any remembrance of him
“You see in me," said the Prince, “a man who burns " I do."
with impatience to be convinced on this momentous sub- The Prince had really a snuff-box, with the Marquis
ject. I would embrace as a benefacter, I would cherish as portrait enamelled in miniature on the lid, which he The sun was setting when we came to the inn, where a my best friend, him who could dissipate my doubts, and placed upon the table near his plate, during the time supper had been prepared for us. The Prince's name had remove the veil from my eyes. Would you render me supper. augmented our company to sixteen. Besides the above this important service ?”
**I do not want to know what it is. If you will mentioned persons, there was a Virtuoso of Rome, some What is your request ?” replied the Sicilian, hesita- me alone you shall see the deceased." gentlemen of Switzerland, and an adventurer of Palermo, ting.
He desired us to pass into the other pavilion, andra in regimentals, who pretended to be a captain. We re. ** I now only beg a specimen of your art. Let me see there till be called us. At the same time he caused solved to spend the evening where we were, and to return an apparition."
furniture to be removed out of the room, the rich home by torch light. The conversation at table was lively.
* To what will this lead ?”
to be taken out, and the shutters to be well bolted. The Prince could not forbear relating his adventure of the "After a more intimate acquaintance with me, you may ordered the innkeeper, with whom he appeared to be key, which excited a general surprise. A warm dispute on be able to judge whether I deserve a further instruction." mately connected, to bring a vessel with burning the subject presently took place. Most of the company po. ** I have the greatest esteem for your Highness, my and carefully to extinguish every fire in the house sitively maintained, that the pretended occult sciences were Prince. The first sight of you kas bound me to you for ever. vious to our leaving the room, he obliged us separately nothing better than juggling tricks. The French Abbé, You have an unlimited command over my power, but, pledge our honour that we would maintain an everlast who had drunk rather too much wine, challenged the whole “So you will let me see an apparition.'
silence respecting every thing we might see and hear. tribe of ghosts. The English Lord uttered blasphemies. " But I must first be certain that you do not require it doors of the pavilion we were in were bolted behind The musician made a cross to exorcise the devil. Some of from mere curiosity. Though the invisible powers be in when we left it
. the company, amongst whom was the Prince, contended, some degree at my command, it is on this sacred condition, It was past eleven, and a dead silence reigned in that our judgment respecting such matters ought to be that I do not abuse my empire."
whole house. As we were retiring froin the saloon, kept in suspense In the meantime the Russian officer “My intentions are pure. I want truth.”
Russian officer asked me whether we had loaded pistol discoursed with the ladies, and did not seem to pay at. They left their places, and removed to a window, where *• To what purpose ?" said I. tention to any part of the conversation. In the heat of the I could no longer hear them. The English Lord, who “They may possibly be of some use," replied he. dispute, the pretended Sicilian Captain left the room unob. had likewise listened to this conversation, took me aside. a moment, I will provide some." served. Halty an hour after he returned, wrapt up in a “ Your Prince is a generous man. I am sorry for him. He went away. The Chamberlain and I cloak, and placed himself behind the chair of the French I will pledge my salvation that he has to do with a rascal.” a window opposite the pavilion we had left. Wer man.
Every thing depends on the manner in which the con. we heard two persons whispering to each other, and az “ A few moments ago," said he, “ you had the boldness jurer will extricate himself from this business." "Well! like that of a ladder applied to one of the windows to challenge the whole tribe of ghosts. Would you wish the poor fellow is now affecting to be delicate, He will was, however, a mere conjecture, and I dare not to make a trial with one of them ?"
not show his tricks, unless he hears the sound of gold. as a fact. Half an hour after, the Russian officer " I will;" answered the Abbé, “ if you will take upon We are nine. Let us make a collection. That will sub-back with a brace of pistols. We saw him load them you to introduce one." doe him, and perhaps open the eyes of the Prince."
powder and ball. It was almost two o'clock in the * That I am ready to do," replied the Sicilian, turning I consented. The Englishman threw six guineas upon ing when the conjurer came for us. Before we entered to us, " as soon as these ladies and gentlemen shall bave a plate, and gathered around. Each of us gave some louis room, he desired us to take off our shoes, coats, edo left us." d'ors. The Russian officer was particularly pleased with coats. He bolted the door after us as before
. “ Why only then ?" exclaimed the Englishman; “ a our proposal: he gave a bank note of one hundred and fifty We found in the middle of the room a large blic courageous ghost bas surely no dread of cheerful com- zechins; a prodigality which astonished the Englishman. drawn with charcoal, the space within which was pany.'
We brought the money to the Prince. “Be so kind,” of containing us all ten very easily. The planks • I would not answer for the consequences :" said the said the English Lord," as to prevail on this gentleman chamber floor, next to the wall, were taken up, quite Sicilian.
to exhibit to us a specimen of his art, and to accept of the room, so that the place where we stood was, asite “For Heaven's sake, no!" cried the ladies, starting af. this small token of our gratitude." The Prince added a insulated. An altar, covered with black, was placed frighted from their chairs. ring of value, and offered the whole to tbe Sicilian. He he. the centre, upon a carpet of red satin.
A Chaldean Call your ghost," said the Abbé, in a tone of defiance, sitated a few moments. “Gentlemen,” said he afterwards, was laid open, together with a dead man's skull; " but warn him before-hand, that he will have to encoun. "I am humbled by your generosity, but I yield to your silver crucifix' was fastened upon the altar. Insten ter with a good blade.” At the same time he asked one request. Your wishes shall be gratified." --At the same wax tapers, some spirits of wine were burning in a of the company for a sword.
time he rung the bell"-" As for this money," continued box. A thick smoke of perfume obscured the ligt, “If you preserve the same intention in his presence,” he, "on which I have no claim for myself, permit me to darkened the room. The conjurer was updressed, it answered the Sicilian coolly, “ you may then act as you send it to the next monastery, to be applied to pious uses but barefooted. About his neck he wore
an amule please ;” and addressing the Prince : Your Highness," I shall only keep this ring, as a precious memorial of the pended by a chain of man's hair; round his midde added 'he, “thinks your key has been in the hands of a worthiest of Princes.".
white apron, marked with mysterious ciphers and stranger ; can you conjecture in whose ?"
The landlord came in; the Sicilian gave him the money. bolical figures. He desired us to take hold of each ** No."
- He is a rascal potwithstanding;"
said the Englishman, hands, and observe a profound silence. Above " Have you any suspicion ?"
whispering to me. “ He refuses the money
, because at ordered us not to ask the apparition any question “Certainly I have."
present his designs are chiefly on the Prince." “ Whom desired the English Lord and myself, whom he set “Could you know the person if you saw him?" do you want to see ?” said the conjurer.
mistrust the most, constantly to hold two naked "Undoubtedly."
The Prince considered for a moment. . You had bet. across, one inch high, above his head, during The Sicilian, throwing back his cloak, took out a look- ter demand at once a great personage," said the English. time of the conjuration. We formed a half moon ing-glass and held it before the Prince. “Is this the man. “ Ask for Pope Ganganelli. It can make no dif- him : the Russian officer placed himself close to the same ?" The Prince drew back astonished. “ Whom ference to this gentleman."
lish Lord, and was the nearest to the altar. The con have you seen ?" I said. “The Armenian." The Sici. The Sicilian bit his lips. “I dare not call one of God's stood with his face turned to the east,
upon the satir lian concealed his looking-glass under his cloak. 66 Is it anointed.”
pet.. He sprinkled holy water in the direction of the the same person ?” demanded the company." The " That is a pity!” replied the English Lord ; " perhaps cardinal points of the earth, and bowed three times be
we might have heard from him what disorder he died of." the Bible The formula of the conjuration, of which A sudden change manifested itself on every face. No “The Marquis de Lanoy,” began the Prince, " was a did not understand a word, lasted for the space of more laughter was to be fieard. All eyes were fixed with French general in the seven years' war, and my most incuriosity on the Sicilian. “ Monsieur l'Aubé, the matter timate friend. Having received a mortal wound in the • An amulet is a charm, or preservative against misel grows serious ;” said the Englishınan. “I advise you to battle of Hastingbeck, he was carried to my tent, where witchcraft, or diseases. Amulets were made of stone, me think of retreating.” “ The fellow is possessed of the he soon after died in my arms. In his last agony he made simples, animals, and every thing which fancy or caprice devil;" exclaimed the Frenchman, and flew out of the a sign for me to approach. .Prince' said he to me, 'I gested: and sometimes they consisted of words, charace house. The ladies screamed, and hastily left the room. shall never see my country any more; I must acquaint and sentences, ranged in a particular order, and engraveda
The Virtuoso followed them. The German Prebendary you with a secret known to none but myself. In a con- wood, and worn about the neck, or some other part of was snoring in a chair. The Russian officer continued in- vent on the frontiers of Flanders lives a. -'. He ex. body. At other times they were neither written nor engra different in his place as before.
pired. Death cut the thread of his speech. I wish to see but prepared with many superstitious ceremonies, gre! “ Perhaps your intention was only to make this bravado my friend to hear the remainder.”
gard being usually paid to the influence of the stars. appear ridiculous," said the Prince, after they were gone, * You ask much," exclaimed the Englishman, with an Arabians have given to this species of amulets the nam "orwould you fulfil your promise
with us ?" . It is oath, and addressing the Sicilian ; " I proclaim you the talismans. All nations have been fond of amulets. They true" replied the Sicilian, " I was but jesting with the greatest sorcerer on earth, if you
can solve this problem." were extremely superstitious in the use of them to drives Albé. I took him at his word, because I knew very well that the coward would not suffer me to proceed to extremi. mously applauded his request - In the meantime the amulets were made of the wood of the cross, or ribands ties
. Besides, the matter is too serious to be trifled with.” conjurer was hastily walking about the room, undecisive, a text of scripture written on them, as preservatives 253 “ You grant it is in your power ?” The conjurer main. 'and apparently struggling with himself.
ar eight minutes, at the end of which he gave a sign to the confusion I was in, I observed him whispering to the The ball had fractured his right leg. Care was immethose who stood the nearest behind him, to seize him fast latter, and showing him a written paper. The bailiff, diately taken to have the wound dressed. by his hair. In the most violent convulsions he thrice bowing respectfully, immediately quitted him, turned to “But who art thou," said the English Lord, " and alled the deceased by his name, and the third time he us, and taking off his hat, said, “Gentlemen, I humbly what evil spirit brought thee here?" stretched his hand toward the crucifix.
beg your pardon for having confounded you with this vil. “ I am a poor Monk," answered the wounded man; On a sudden we all felt, at the same instant, a stroke lain. I shall not inquire who you are, as this gentleman " a stranger gave me a zechin to -of a flash of lightning, so powerful that it obliged us to assures me you are men of honour." At the same time “ Repeat a speech. And why didst thou not withdraw quit each other's hands. A terrible thunder shook the he gave his companions a sign to leave us at liberty. He immediately ?" bouse. The locks jarred; the doors creaked; the cover ordered the Sicilian to be bound and guarded. The "I was waiting for a signal to continue my speech, as of the silver box fell down, and extinguished the light; fellow is well known," added be, * we have been search had been agreed on between us, but as this signal was and on the opposite wall, over the chimney, appeared a ing for him these seven months."
not given, I was endeavouring to get away, when I found human figure, in a bloody shirt, with the paleness of death The wretched copjurer was now become a real object of the ladder had been removed.” on it countenance. pity. The terror caused by the second apparition, and by “ And what was the
formula he taught thee ?” Who calls me?" said a hollow and hardly intelligible this unexpected arrest, had together overpowered his senses
. The wounded man fainted away ; nothing more could Helpless as a child, he suffered himseli to be bound with be got from him. In the meantime the Prince addressed "Thy friend," answered the conjurer, “who respects out resistance. His eyes were wide open and immoveable the leader of the watch, giving him, at the same time, menory, and prays for thy soul." He named the his face pale as death. Not a word escaped his quivering some pieces of gold. “You have rescued us," said be,
lips. Every moment we thought he was falling into con * from the hands of a villain, and done us justice even The answers of the apparition were given at very long vulsions. The Prince was moved by the situation in which without knowing us; would you increase our gratitude
he saw him. He discovered his rank to the bailiff, and by telling us who was the stranger, that, by speaking What does he want of me?" continued the voice. entreated him to grant the conjurer his liberty.
only a few words, was able to procure us our liberty ?" "He wants to hear the remainder of a secret, which “You do not know, my Prince," said the bailiff, “ for " Whom do you mean?" asked the bailiff, with a coun. jou began 'st to impart to him in thy last moments." whom your Highness is so generously interceding. The tenance which plainly showed that the question was use"In a convent, on the frontiers of Flanders, lives a". juggling tricks by which he endeavoured to deceive you, less. Tre bouse again trembled; a dreadful thunder rolled ; are the least of his crimes. We have secured his accom. “The gentleman in a Russian uniform, who took you flash of lightning illuminated the room; the doors flew plices; they depose terrible facts against him. He may aside, showed you a written paper, and whispered a few e, and another human figure, bloody, and pale as the think himself 'happy, if he is only punished with the words, in consequence of which you immediately set us but more terrible, appeared on the threshold. The galleys."
free." in the box began again to burn by itself, and the In the meantime we saw the innkeeper and his family “Do not you know the gentleman ? Was not he one ras light as before. tied together and led through the yard.
of your company ?" Ibo is amongst us?" exclaimed the conjurer, ter- “ He, too!" said the Prince; and what is his crime?” “ No, and I have very important reasons for wishing ed, and casting around a look of horror; " I did not “ He has concealed the Sicilian, and acted as his accom- to be acquainted with him.” at thee."
plice," answered the bailiff.“ He assisted him in his “I know no more of him myself. Even his name is The figure advanced with slow and majestic steps deceptions and robberies, and shared the booty with him. unknown to me. I saw him to-day for the first time in actly up to the aitar, stood on the satin carpet over | Your Highness shall be convinced of it presently.” Then, my life.” inst us, and touched the crucifix. The first figure was turning to his companions, he ordered them to search the ** What? And was he able, in so short a time, and by more.
house, and to bring him whatever they might find. using only a few words, to convince you that he himself Who calls me ?” demanded the second apparition. The Prince looked for the Armenian, but he had dis and we were innocent ?"
e conjurer began to tremble. Terror and amazement appeared. In the confusion occasioned by the arrival of “Undoubtedly, with a single word.” powered us, I seized a pistol. The sorcerer snatched the watch, he had found means to steal away unperceived. “And this was? I confess I wish to know it."
of my hand, and fired it at the apparition. The The Prince was inconsolable. He declared he would send “ This stranger, my Prince !” (weighing the zechins
rolled slowly upon the altar, and the figure remained all his servants he would go himself, in search of this in his hand :) ** You have been too generous for me to Leed. The sorcerer fainted away.
mysterious man. He wished to have me along with him. make it any longer a mystery ; this stranger is an officer Weat is this?" exclaimed the Englishman in asto- I looked out of the window; the house was surrounded of the Inquisition." Iment. He was going to strike at the ghost with a by a great number of people, who had assembled from “Of the Inquisition ? This man?"
d. The figure touched his arm, and his weapon fell curiosity, on hearing of this event. It was impossible to “ Nothing else, my Prince. I was convinced of it by he ground. Courage forsook us.
get through the crowd. I represented to the Prince, that the paper which he showed to me." During all this time the Prince stood fearless and tran- if it was the Armenian's serious intention to conceal him- “This man, did you say? That cannot be." mil. his eyes fixed on the second apparition. “Yes, I self from us, he was so well acquainted with the means of “I will tell you more, my Prince. It was upon his innow thee," said he at last, with emotion ; " thou art doing it, that all our inquiries would prove fruitless. formation that I was sent here to arrest the conjurer.” anos. Thou art my friend. Whence dost thou come ?” Let us rather remain here a little longer," added I. We looked at each other with the utmost astonishment.
Eternity is mute. Ask me about my past life?" “ This bailiff, to whom, if I am not mistaken, he has * Now we know," said the English Lord, “why the "I wish to know who it is that lives in the convent discovered himself, may perhaps give us a more particular poor devil of a sorcerer started when he came near his face. ich thou mentionedst to me in thy last moments ?" account of him."
He knew him to be a spy; and for this only reason........." My daughter."
At the same time we recollected that we were still un. “No!" interrupted the Prince. “This man is what. Hoy, hast thou been a father?"
dressed. We went to the other pavilion, and put on our ever he wishes to be, and whatever the moment requires Woe is me that I was not such a one as I ought to clothes in hiuste. When we came back, they had finished him to be. No mortal ever knew what he really was. been,"
the searching of the house. The altar having been re- Did not you see the knees of the Sicilian sink under him, Art thou not happy, Lanoy ?"
moved, and the boards of the floor taken up, å spacious when he said, with a terrible voice, Thou shalt no more God has judged.
vault was discovered. It was so high that a man might call a ghost. There is something inexplicable in this Can I render thee any further service in this world ?" sit upright in it with ease, and was separated from the matter. No person can persuade me that one man should * None, but to think of thyself."
cave by a secret door and a narrow staircase. In this vault be thus alarmed at the sight of another." How must I do it?"
they found an electrical machine, a clock, and a little “ The conjurer will probably explain it best," said the Thou wilt hear at Rome."
silver boll, which, as well as the electrical machine, had | English Lord, “if that gentleman," pointing to the bajDe thunder again rolled; a black claud of smoke filled a communication with the altar and the crucifix that was lift, “ will procure us an opportunity of speaking to bis soon; it dispersed, and the figure was no longer visi. fastened upon it. A hole had been made in the window prisoner.” The bailiff consented to it; and, having
agreed it forced open one of the window.shutters. It was shutter, opposite the chimney, which opened and shut with the Englishman to visit the Sicilian in the morning, break.
with a slide. In this hole, as we learned afterwards, was we returned to Venice. The conjurer now recovered his senses. “Where are fixed a magic lantern, from which the figure of the ghost asked he, seeing the day light. had been reflected on the opposite wall, over the chimney.
• Connt 0, whose narrative I have thus far literally The Russian officer stood close behind him, and looking From the garret and the cave they brought several drums, copied, describes minutely the various effects of this advena his shoulder, "Juggler!" said he to him, with a ter- to which large leaden bullets were fastened by strings; ture upon the mind of the Prince, and of his companions, and se countenance, “thou shalt no more call a ghost." these bad probably been used to imitate the roaring of recounts a variety of tales of apparitions, which this event The Sicilian turned round, considered his face alten-thunder, which we had heard.
gave occasion to introduce. I shall omit giving them to the Jy, screamed aloud, and threw himself at his feet. In searching the Sicilian's clothes, they found in a case reader, on the supposition that he is as curious as myself to looked all at once at the
pretended Russian. The different powders, genuine mercury in vials and boxes, know the conclusion of the adventure, and its effects on the nce easily recognised the features of the Armenian, phosphorous in a glass bottle, and a ring, which we im. conduct of the Prince. I shall only add, that the Prince got the words he was about to utter expired on his tongue. mediately knew to be magnetic, because it adhered to a no sleep the remainder of the night, and that he waited with
and amazement petrified us. Silent and motionless, steel button that had been placed near to it by accident. impatience for the moment which was to disclose this incomsjes were fixed on this mysterious being, who beheld In his coat pockets was a rosary, a Jew's beard, a dagger, prehensible mystery.-Note of the German edilor.
(To be continueth) with a calm but penetrating look of grandeur and su- and a brace of pocket pistols. hority. A minute elapsed in this awful silence ; another "Let us see whether they are loaded," said one of the seeded; not a breath was to be heard. waich, and fired up the chimney.
Cide Table. violent knocking at the door drev us at last out "O God !" cried a hollow voice, which we knew to be
Days. Horn. Even. Height. Festivals, &c. This stupefaction. The door fell in pieces into the the same as that of the first apparition, and at the same
, and a bailiff, with the watch, immediately entered. instant we beheld a person tumbling down the chimney, ere they are, all together!" said he to his followers. all covered with blood.
Tuesday ..18.10 41 11 618 9 New Moon, 1h. 52m. even. addressing himself to us" In the name of the . What! not yet at rest, poor Ghost ?” cried the Eng. Wednesday19 11 29 11 53 19 10 mate,” continued he, “ I arrest you."
glishman, while we started back affrighted. “Go to thy Frins ...21 0 49 1 420 4 St. Thomas. Shortest day, We were surrounded before we had time to recollect grave. Thou hast appeared what thou wast not, and now Saturday..22 1 28 i 53 16 1 rselves. The Russian officer, whom I shall again call thou wilt be what thou hast appeared."
Sundey....93 2 17 2 43 18 4 Fourth Sunday in Advent.
[First Quarter. • Armenian, took the bailift aside, and, notwithstanding! "0! I am wounded," replied the man in the chimney. Nonday:3 3 1 3 34 16 9
h. m. h. m. ft. in.
11 4 31 15 2 Christmas Day.