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had taken the whipping as an unmerited compliment, ! phical Quarles's, of the youth of life in death-of the in
when paid to a pig of his age,-since none but pigs of nocence of a life that lives not out of its ignorant youth Bazt here only made a nosegay of culled flowers, and have tender vears are whipped to death to make them teader.-l into the wiser wickedness of age. If ever I become an al. Frought nothing of my own but the thread that ties them."
You pull the leg, twist the tail, and flog the flank for half derman, and die, as one should do, of a ninth-of-Novem.
an hour longer; he squeaks up and down the whole com- ber dinner, on my civic tomb let the Bacon of the age We copy the following whimsical and entertaining | pass of the chromatic scale, till every note is run through, enchisel a twin pair of these pretty pieces of pork, to show de from the Allas.
and your head feels as if sharp swords were thrusting at once the brevity of life, and the innocence of enjoying
through both ears; but nothing you can do can con the good things of it to the last moment, as do these deli. POSTHUMOUS PAPERS, FACETIOUS AND FANCI. vince him of the " error of his ways." Meanwhile cate feeders ! -But let us not, after all, despise the pig, TIL OF A PERSON LATELY ABOUT TOWN. the amused mob increase around you, encouraging which we cannot do without contemning pork, which is
your patience by laughing at your distress; and now generally understood to be a derivative from pig; for by The fimsiness of this title had caused us to put aside you begin to grow savage-angry, whereupon the pas. the pig, rooting up the earth for buried acorns, man was Look with much ephemeral trash: it was only accident sing old ladies ejaculate every variety of shame in your taught the necessity of ploughing and sowing if he would
proved that by a great injustice we had laid gene. ears. By this time the blackguard boys begin to swarın likewise eat.
THE LAND OF MOULDY CAKES. When the author touches upon the existing man- | either bolts in between their legs promiscuously, and society, he fails for want of experience; but when tumbles them down one after another, like an ill delivered “ Farewell, beggarly Scotland, bjects of his fertile remarks are the things which bowl among " the descending nine"-skittles, not muses,
Brose, brimstone, kilts, and kail: Dan must be acquainted with, but which every man or else, selecting some newly-breeched urchin in particu.
Welcome, welcome, merry Old England, La differently, he revels in an oddity and a quaint- lar, makes between his legs as through a postein, and
Laughing lasses and foaming ale; idea that far excel the elaborate affectations of Mr. Ainging him over his back, pitches him upon the rope When I came to merry Carlisle, punning whimsicalities, which have found such that runs tightly from his leg to your hand, where the
I turn'd and laugh'd loud laughters three, With this laughter-loving generation. The fairest bread and butter muncher hangs a moment in doubtful If ever I cross the Sask again, however, to produce our specimens. We are poise like a tumbled rope.dancer, and then rolls off into
May the muckle deil carry me."
Old Ballad. mistaken if the ingenuity of the Chapter on Pigs is the mud to the indelible disgrace of his juvenile new versally relished. corduroys. Or else the averse perversity, to deceive
TO THE EDITOR. ere is any thing in which perverseness is humorously you with a show of willingness to go the way you wish log, it is in the stubborn wrong-headedness of a him, makes a fresh start for the pave, where a flaunting
SIR-I perused the paper of Caledonia with mingled b-paced pig. To see one of these creatures going fat lady is waddling her way to the Peacock, and, rush feelings of mirth and pity: mirth, at the evident Scotch hGeld is a certain cure for a quinsey : Melancholy ing under her petticoats, (which are, perhaps, not so conceit which breathes through every line; and pity, that could not choose but laugh, till her black langs long as they should be when old ladies wear them,) the writer, whoever he may be, should have exposed his like chanticleer;" his perverseness is so straight-throws up her heels, with the skill of Rowland, the incapac
, the incapacity so lamentably. He commences his sage proI though his course is not (or he will not under. wrestler, and then runs on, dragging you after him, so to be,) but is as devious as the meanderings of squeaking extra hideously, as if to drown the cries of the
duction by the words “ Eupolis, who gave,”' &c. Now I et vagabond filthy rivulet, the Fleet-the closest of more-frightened-than-hurt old gentlewoman, with a noise
than.hurt old gentlewoman, with a noise have read it over and over ; I have examined it line by 1sons too—for both are dirty, and both find their more barbarous. And here (the joke baving arrived at the line, and word by word, without being able to discover to
ter much struggling, through Fleet-market. climax) the by-standers laugh louder than ever ; when, what verb that unfortunate, isolated Eupolis belongs. Flat drives a pig ought to be blest with even more seizing the porky perplexity by the hind legs, you fling | Again. he calls my description ill-natured, but I know
than the long-suffering Job; for none other could him over your shoulder, and sweat and swear all the way te to market, and “bate no jot" of his temper: heto Smithfield, your tender charge, meanwhile, making the
the not what induces him to give it that epithet; for, I assure Fald, might defy “half the world in arms" to streets vocal with one long-continued shriek; and, arriving you, Sir, (far from wishing to hurt Caledonia's culinary
him." Imagine yourself, most patient of my there just at the close of the market, you tumble him into feelings) I wrote the offending passage rather in jest than ar the cross-roads at Islington, with a whip in one a pen, head and pettitoes together, and, selling him for otherwise : but, now that he has thrown down the gauntlet and at the extreme end of a longish rope--for he half his value, to get rid of him, swear to turn Jew, and he
", and of defiance, I must (how despicable soever his attack may ve the whole length of his tether--a pig, endea. abhor pork, living or dead, as long as you live.
your way to Smithfield. You direct the head of There is also no animal thing that dies with so much I be) prove to you, and to your readers, that my statement Fsharge, by directing his tail due St. John's.street.clamour, and that has such a sincere objection to die as I was strictly true. I know not how I can do this better he looks down it, as if conscious that it led to that your pig. The sturdy bull takes the death-blow on his than by analyzing his own epistle; and, were I disposed stinguishable bourne"-Holbourne, if you will head, and drops to the ground, without uttering one bellow to cavil at expression, I might show that he himself has hence "no traveller" in the pork line " returns ;” of complaint; and even the " silly sheep" dies quietly 16
etiy advocated my side of the question ; for he distinctly says, cannot oblige you, so turns round, and makes with under the stab of the slaughterer: but your perverse pig no Hegs for the City-road, or Pentonville. If neither ) sooner suspects the knife to be at his throat, than his that there is no better place in Britain for mouldy bread,
says are agreeable, he has no objection to turning shrieks reach the skies; and even when the fatal thrust rancid butter, sour milk, and braxy mutton. But this is round, and retracing his steps through the merry has passed through his skin, and complaint would be a mere play on words, and I must proceed to more subIslington back to the sty of his nativity; and if thought useless with any other living or dying creature, stantial evidence. Your correspondent very calmly inpot decide on this proposition immediately, he is his lament, instead of suffering diminution, increases with
quires why I did not send these faulty articles back? bough to persist in waiting your leisure, and sticks his suffering ; he reels round the stye of his fathers, drunk point, as immovable as a rusty weathercock : at with death, and continues to shriek till the last ruddy This is really too bad; for I do most solemnly assure you if perverseness, as it is the centre of all his actions, drops” that visited “his sad heart" depart to visit the that I am no chameleon. I cannot live on air; and this
pivot on which his action turns, he veers round amalgamators of black puddings. After death, too, wlien was the only alternative offered : for, even in case of doing ind like the boxing-hand of the compass, to all his chin and cheeks are shaven, and he looks for once in
as your correspondent recommends, I could not have obbut keeps to none, neither making way forward, his life cleanly, there is a most rigid expression of relucd, or backward. Your patience now begins to tance to die in his pale, pathetic face; the mouth still
tained any thing better. With regard to the term braxy but" at your fingers' ends, and you apply the whip | looks as if it had closed in the full persuasion that all was not being understood so far north, I must state that it was most persuasive manner possible: he squeaks very not eaten that might be eaten-that there was still food much farther north that I learned the word; and, if the ly, and utters his shrill laments till all the pas. enough in the trough of life to have made it unnecessary good people of Fort William do not know the name, they son their ears with their fingers, and housekeepers for him yet to die. Days after his decease, this demurring lan
for him yet to die. Days after his decease, this demurring appear to be extremely well acquainted with the substance. on their windows. He seems to regret his inca. I expression continues in the corners of his chaps, and seems! please you, let him turn whichever way be will; to make a mouth at the ravenous death; or, to say the
The inn where I put up was the best, I may almost say, res nothing of his predetermination against St. least of it, sullenly and silently argues with fate and the only one in the town; for the other buts, professing to Ereet-road. You then twist his thin and useless necessity to the last. Even when his head leaves his body, be inns, were such that I scarcely think an Englishman avour thumb, till you have screwed it as tight his spirit knows not where, nor cares where, since a head could have lived in them. This one is, however, as Cale. le in a tourniquet, and endeavour to urge him is of little use without a belly, and his was all in all to
to donia states, ready for the reception of the “ first families by this, the last resource of defeated drivers of him; and even when it lies in a cleanly china dish, in counter-tenor squeak is only the more piercing some confectioner's window, the yellow and sour lemon
in England;" that is, the landlord is very willing to take etic ; and tells the story of his tail, in " sounds disparting his tusked jaws, and mocking at their power them in, in more ways than one, but entertainment is out aisery to hear :" but he is as undecidedly de. lessness to bite, how chap-fallen it looks, and irresistibly of the question. The bad meat taken to the English mar. :
ever as to the tenor of his way. And now, pathetic. I am sometimes, in the sivcerity and depth kets has nothing to do with the present discussion. Alby his shrieks, you loose his tail, and pull reso. of my grief at beholding one of these dead departed gor. The
dead departea gor; though I admit that practice to be too common, yet, in the the string which keeps him prisoner by the leg. mandizers of the good things of this world, almost inclined at that moment, advancing almost twice his own to hope, that a transmigration of soul may be indulgently | English inns we find both comfort and elegance. The two
the road you wished him to take, but the pull allowed to these reluctant leavers of the feast of life, and last sentences of his paper are really incomprehensible. I ss intended to urge bim onward, he wilfully inis that the spirit of a gluttonous pig, who died yesterday, cannot understand them; they are downright nonsense ; into a direct command to stand still, and once may become the soul of some future alderman to be born
and I am obliged to abandon them in despair, and proceed is « fixed as monumental marble." You ply the to-morrow. I his sides look like a tally of the number of lashes 1. Next in pathos to your elderly pig departed, is the
to say a few words to yourself. received; but it has so little effect on bis temper, death-look of your tender-yearned sucking-pig; it is, as I
bic: it is as il I admit Scotch breakfasts, in some parts, to be excel I could almost persuade yourself to think that he may say, an emblem, as poetical as any of old hierogly. I lent; but it is on the borders, in Dumfriesshire, Kirkcud
bright, and Roxburgh: yet, in many other parts of Scot-steep steps: the arches, from which the portcullis descended,
CHIMNEY SWEEPS AND MACHINES. land, and even amongst the recesses of the Grampians are acutely pointed, and on each side is a massy round (thanks to English innovation) there are excellent accom
tower. Several other towers project from the wall, which Since our last publication, we have had two of
extends along two entire sides of this court. Few apart-chimneys, a stiaight and a crooked one, cleansed bil modations. Their fish is beyond compare ; and their little
ments can now be traced, and those only on the first story.li hill mutton, when really bona fide killed, is sweeter than On the outside of these two fronts of the higher ballium,
improved sweeping machine introduced here by the English. This does not, however, weaken my argu- is an immense moat, hewn in the solid rock, which min
solid rock which min: Cropper. We believe the machine to be that ment: these places are not genuine Scotch inns, such as gles, at unequal heights, with the stones of the ramparts“ Glass's Improved." In both experiments it mosta
and towers above, so that the whole, both on a distant pletely answered the purpose, and, in our opinion, 11 the one at Port William, where the very meat seemed to
and near view, seems more like an excrescence from the cry nemo me impune lacessit. Any one who will read Dr. the rock, than the work of human bands, so singularly
an excrescence from the generally succeed; but, unfortunately, there are chine Maculloch's Highlands will be convinced of the truth of are the crags and the hewn ashlar intermingled, and the
which are so intricately constructed, that it is impos my statement, the confirmation coming, as it does, from whole mass coated over with lichens, ivy, and evergreens. to force a passage up them by any mechanical one whose talents and impartiality cannot be called in ques
One of the wells mentioned by Webbe remains in this vance. These, however, we believe to be very rare; tion. I do not make these remarks from any national dis
court. The two sides which are not defended by the if, as we hope, the machines become general, the
moat and towers, are partly inclosed by a low wall, and liane like, for “The Sacrament Day," (which was written by partly open to the precipice, which, in one of the angles,
lature will, we trust, compel the proprietors of such me, under a different signature) in one of your former terminates in huge crags, jutting frightfully out from the
jutting frightfulle out from the neys to make an opening in the horizontal part of the numbers, will, I think, acquit me of that charge.
rock, at the height of 366 feet, as described in a very in order to cleanse it by mechanical means. The EUPOLIS.
faithful, though coarse manner, in Buck's engraving would be very practicable, and ought to be enfom
ficent; but the most interesting points are the adjacent
notice an obstacle which has, unexpectedly, preso sey, down both of which the eye looks in a direct line to itself upon using the machine upon our own kitchen the Irish Sea.
ney. We have said that the experiment succeeded BEESTON CASTLE.
pletely, and so it did; for, although in its descan (From Ormerod's History of Cheshire.)
obstacle to which we advert occurred, it is of a nature The present hall of Beeston has been long occupied by
may be very easily obviated. There are two kiel farmers. The ancient hall was surrounded by a moat,
chimney.pots, the one flat and smooth at the top and suffered severely during the siege of the neighbouring
other with points, or angular. That on our ki castle, being fired by Prince Rupert's soldiers, March 19,
chimney was of the latter description; and, after 1644-5. The estate, with the manor of Peckforton, were
machine had made its way up to the top in excellent offered for sale about 1745, at the price of £9000, and in 1756, at the price of £11,000; but no purchasers accepted
in drawing it down the brush got entangled on the the terms. In 1801, the timber alone on these estates
and, upon using force to get it down, it brought an was worth £30,000, most of which grew on the eminences
of the upper part of the chimney with it. We have occupied during the siege. The village is scattered round the foot of the hill, at
tioned this circumstance as a hint to those who ma the side where it declines to the south-east, and consists
chimney.tops, to make them without the angles,of a number of straggling picturesque cottages, chiefly
a caution to those who intend to use the mechi aged, ruinous, and formed with timber, built on each
have their angular chimney-tops altered, lest an a side of the road, among orchards and luxuriant foliage,
invention should get into disrepute through ac with a sandy lane winding among them, and the lower line of the fortifications here and there peeping through
may so readily be removed. We have a metod the trees.
own to propose for cleansing chimneys, and a Immediately above the village rises the bold insulated
of our acquaintance has suggested a most exca mass of rock, which forms so striking an object to Che.
A Draw Well.-B Castle Ditch.
for the same purpose, which will, probably, shire, and the adjacent counties. It is perfecily detached,
C Outer Court.-D Inner Court.
simple and effectual than any hitherto devised.
EE Precipitous sides of the rock, where the wall is disand nearly pentagonal in form, sloping like the Forest and Broxton Hills, towards one extremity, and presenting at continued. the other a front of precipitous and overhanging rocks, The erection of this fortress was commenced in 1220,
To Correspondents. which are continued at the sides for a short space, and by Randle Blundeville, sixth Earl of Chester, “who, then gradually mix with the slope, with which the rest after he was come from the Holie Land, began to build CALCULATING INTEREST.-We have been favoured, w of the hill declines towards the village.
the castels of Chartleie and Beeston, and after he also ligent correspondent, with a valuable paper on seran Such elevations are not of unfrequent occurrence in builded the abbeie of Dieu l'encresse, toward the charges of calculating interest, when access cannot be Scotland ; but the castles on their summits have been susteined about the building of which castels and abbeie, of tables. We shall give it a place in the nest an exposed to considerable inconvenience from the deficiency he took toll throughout all his lordships of all such persons BEATRICE BERNARDI.- A manuscript tale, under of water ; a want which here was provided against by two as passed by the same, with any cattel, chaffre, or mer. has been left at our house for our inspection, as we wells, dug to the level of Beeston Brook ; one of which, chandize."
We have been much interested by the perusal; but in Webb's time, although partly filled up, was 275 feet On the death of John Scot, the last of the local Earls, to know the author's further pleasure. If it be in depth, and the other 240 feet. The importance of the in 1237, 21 Hen. III. the King, previous to the assump for the Kaleidoscope, we shall most gladly give it! place, as commanding one of the three avenues to Chester, tion of the earldom into his hands, seized on the castles cuous place in our next publication; but as they at an early period of history, has been noticed in the in. of Chester and Beeston. The cominissioners appointed note accompanying the manuscript we can only.com troduction to this hundred (Edisbury,) and it is most pro- for this purpose were Hugh le Despenser, Stephen de
thor intends to favour us with an inte bable that some kind of fortress, was then erected on the Segrave, and Henry de Aldithley.
the subject. We are equally at a loss respecting summit, for the protection of the pass.
In 1256, 40 Hen. III. Prince Edward (to whom his which accompanied the romance. The first line of works commences about half way up father had, two years previously, assigned the principality SINGULAR EXPERIMENT.-We shall re-peruse the the ascent, consisting of a wall flanked with eight towers, of Wales) made his first progress into Cheshire, to visit of H. D., which we think will admit of abridge at irregular distances, in the style introduced by the Cru- his lands and castles ; and entering Chester on the day of viously to its publication. If the writer be of saders in the thirteenth century, in imitation of the for. St. Kenelm, received the bomage of the nobles and gentry
opinion, we shall expect to hear from him on tu tresses of the Holy Land: a perfect specimen of this style of Cheshire and Wales. In this year, Fulco de Orreby, -Just on the eve of publication, we received at is still existing in the walls of Conway, and its resemblance Justice of Chester, received the charge of the Castle of munication from A. M., which we shall peruke to its original may be traced by reference to elegant Beeston, with those of Chester, Dissard, Schotewyke, and loss of time. delineations of the walls of Constantinople by the pencil Vaenor. of Dallaway.
T.J.-Tyro-$. V.-A Student, and about a dozen da These works inclose a court which is en- By the vicissitudes of the struggle with Simon de Mont
respondents, are all on the wrong scent. They tered through a gateway defended by a square tower. | fort, the earldom and its appendages were wrested from 'acquainted with those preliminary pursuits which The ground rises rapidly, and the sides of the hill com. Prince Edward, by a forced surrender, in 1264, and Bees
dispensible to the investigation of philosophical mence their precipitous and broken form immediately ton was garrisoned by the partisans of that rebellious
THE LAND OF CAKES.- Our grumbling corresponden above the line of fortifications, which have been, therefore, noble. On the news of Prince Edward's escape from only brown across the hill from side to side, in an irre. Hereford, in 1265, his Cheshire adherents took up arms,
persists, as it will be seen, in his story about the gular semicircle, and have never been continued at the and, under the command of James de Audley and Urian
cakes, &c. Our motive for giving insertion to his sides, though so represented in a small plate published in de St. Pierre, possessed themselves of this important
is, that the innkeepers alluded to may, by some the Vale Royal, and very unnecessarily copied by Boydell strong-hold, on the behalf of their sovereign.
other, hear what is said of them: and that, if the
This event in 1747, on a scale which gains it the credit of a more took place on the Sunday after the Prince's escape ; |
truth in the accusation, they may either record
exposed. accurate delineation.
and the battle of Evesham being fought on the 11th of The higher ballium contains about a statute acre. The che nones of May following, Edward instantly marched
GYMNASIA. We shall reply to Peter in our next. steep approach into the outer court would barely give to Beeston, with Humphrey de Bohun, Henry de Hast. MusIC.-The favour of J. C. is acceptable, cu access to a carriage : the entrance to the inner one never lings, and Guy de Montfort, as captives, where his enemies, tended to: could have admitted it. It is approached by a ruinous Lucas de Taney, Justice of Chester, and Simon, Abbot plasform, on which the drawbridge formerly fell, and is of St. Werburgh, surrendered, and threw themselves on Printed, published, and sold, every Tuesday, by 1.9 at eaded, after crossing the intervening chasm, by a flight of his mercy, on the vigil of the feast of the Assumption.
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Tales, Romances, &c. bling sister of the bridegroom, who was deemed, by many separated for ever, forbear, even before that vast and min
present, to be the fairest maid in the cathedral. J.ittle gled assemblage, to rush into each other's arms, and ex
thought they who looked on her extreme beauty, displayed change again their vows of eternal fidelity. BEATRICE BERNARDI.
to advantage by her splendid attire, by the pearls that the hour of midnight came; the stately halls of the * LEOEND OF CHAMOUNIX.-AN ORIGINAL TALE,
were wieathed amid her dark clustering curls,-and by the Marchese Bernardi rang with the sounds of music and
diamonds that sparkled on her neck, that she herseli' was mirth ; the odours of a thousand flowers and of the rarest WRITTEN BY MRS. CADDICK,
insensible to the pomp around her, or only thought of the perfumes of the Last, exhaled from Indian jars of costly who has recenlly taken up her residence in Liver.costly and painful sacrifice by which it was purchased. manufacture, floated upon the air. The festal train and who has a Novel in the press, entillcd Tales of
There was one, too, amid the train of the Duke, who moved, as caprice dictated, through lofty saloons, splen Afections.
looked on the scene with aching eyes; one whose sable didly adorned with works of art, whose roofs were painted
plume drooped over his forehead, and shook with the agi. by the immortal hand of genius whose walls were covered “Go get thee to a nunnery."
tation of his frame. With one hand he pressed to his with mirrors, in frames richly gilt-and whose pavement
bosom a hidden miniature; the other grasped his sword; was marble in Mosaic; or they roamed through the open ras noon in Milan-the overwhelming brightness of and he compressed his lips as one who suffers, yet strug. doors into the gardens of the palace, to gaze on the rohan noon, and the recently crowded streets were as gles with pain. A wild, unsettled look, a quick flashing splendent beauty of the moon-lit sky. A gentle breeze
and as hashed as though it had been midnight of the eye, and his abstracted manner, had betrayed to agitated the aromatic shrubs every where planted in the and then, perchance, a casual wanderer passed on those around him, that all was not right with Ronaldi; garden, and the fountains, whose waters fell with a sooththe shade which towering and antiquated palaces but as none knew of his ambitious love, the cause of his ing murmur, diffased freshness around them. Parties, across the more narrow streets, but almost the en present agitation was not even guessed at. When the whose gay atsire betrayed them amid the shady labyrinths, pulation of the city had crowded together into the nuptial ceremonies were concluded, the bridal party re- stood mutely listening to the song of the nightingale ; id magnificent cathedral, which they proudly boasted ceived the congratulations of the court; but they, and the others leaned over the marble basins of the fountains, * Teing equal to the famed St. Peter's at Rome. At concourse of people assembled in the cathedral, still re-watching, with transient interest, the bubbling up of the hod Milan was, indeed, the rival of the “ eternal mained in their places. Another ceremony, one of self-water, whose mimic waves and snowy spray shone in the be proud capital of an independent state whose sacrifice, was yet to be performed, and, as a preliminary moonlight. None but the largest and darkest objecte
measure, a solemn anthem, chanted by many voices, were indistinct or gloomy, for the purple light, left by the from her situation in the fertile plains at the feet swelled through the long aisles with more than earthly departed day, still lingered in the far west, and the east was Alps; all that wealth could purchase, or power sweetness. There was a hush among the crowd that filled all splendid with the rays of the queen of night. Within land; all that genius could pour forth from the ex. the aisle opposite to the high altar—parting of the dense the palace were assembled all the treasures of art and Tess fountain of the mind; all that was glorious in mass to either hand, so that a way was made through the wealth ;-without it, all the beauties of cultivated nature, 7. or captivating in beauty,-were then collected midst of them, from the gate at its extremity. Suddenly and the happy guests seemed to revel in the fulness of the bounds. Years-centuries have passed away there appeared a train of females, in the habits of Augus. their united luxuries. hen. Milan has yet her natural beauties ; she has tine nuns, who moved along, amid the pomp around them, The Marchese and his bride entertained their guests
marble-walled cathedral :--but where are they like beings of another world ; their eyes were bent to the with easy elegance; and the mother of the bridegroom, a aled over her destinies ?
earth, their emaciated hands were crossed upon their haughty and imperious woman, seemed, on this occasion, as noon; and a finod of light found its way through bosoms, and neither by word nor sign did they evince any to have laid aside much of her usual fierte. Her son, her me of the cathedral, and poured down upon the stu. interest in the scene before them. In the midst of them, | favourite child, for whose sake she had passed long and as granite columns immediately beneath it, with moved a slight female figure, arrayed in robes of white, lonely years of widowhood ; upon whose education she had Esplendence, that the very floor became dazzlingly and with a splendid veil thrown over her head and de- spared no pains; for whose advancement she had sacrificed and the eye, wearied of gazing upon it, turned | scending to her feet; she moved with them up towards the her own feelings; would, by his union with the Guarini. up the more dimly lighted and solemn aisles, which altar, then, stepping forward, she prostrated herself before be connected with the reigning family; would obtain
from the centre on either hand, and which were an image of the Virgin Mary, and, suffering her veil to power and place at court; would become rich ; would perwed by lars of incomparable magnificence. One fall off, was recognised as Beatrice Bernardi, the brides. I petuate and ennoble his family name and title. As she e was now lighted up with waxen tapers of immense maid of her who had so recently become a wife.
enumerated these advantages to herself, she thought for a ad around it there stood mitred abbots and princely Patiently in seeming, but with a tortured heart and moment of the sacrifice that had been made to ensure
; priests, and nionks, and choristers ;-and there burning brain, did she suffer herself, as the rites proceed. them. For a single moment her mind reverted from the burning of incense, and low melodious chanting, ed, to be divested of her splendid robes, and attired in splendid scene around her to the dark and gloomy cell, performance of other rites, at once impressive from the habit of that religious order of which she was to be the midnight orisons, the fasting and privations to which somp, and important in their object. Ranged on a member. One by one, the assisting sisterhood drew from she had doomed her devoted davghter, the meek, the un.
hand, were assembled all that Milan could produce amid her tresses the strings of orient pearl which had resisting Beatrice. A transient feeling of maternal love, Se and gay. The Duke, “pride in his port defi. adorned them, and Beatrice, without emotion, saw them something between sorrow and remorse, rushed to her
his eye,” stood next to the altar, and around him cast upon the earth as vanities dangerous to the health of heart. The father of the bride filled his wine.cup, and ped his courtiers, glittering in embroidered vests, and the soul; but a pang of regret shot through her heart when drank to the united houses of Bernardi and Guarini.
d and jewelled caps. Opposite to the Duke stood her long hair (that glossy, raven, and luxuriant bair which Beatrice and her cell were forgotten. psort; distinguished from the beauties of her retinue had charmed Ronaldi) was strewed also at the foot of the The Marchesa had been left a widow early in life, with by her lofty mien and regal bearing, than by the altar. But the sacred veil was thrown over her-the em- two children, Antonio and Beatrice. During the minority coronet that surmounted her raven hair. In front blematic crown of thorns was placed above it—the lady of the former, she lived in retirement, and repaired the
altar were they whose nuptials were thus splendidly abbess received her into her flock-and what had she to fortune impoverished by her husband. She was fond of honourably attended,-the Marchese Bernardi, and do with the world ? What was Ronaldi to her? Yet, as power, and had a mind that rendered her fit to take charge Joana Felicia Guarina, the only daughter of one of she passed the place where he stood, on her way from the of the education of her son. She ruled him with unre. Sost powerful pobles of Milan. The bridal train con- hall to the convent, a stifled groan fell on her ear; at that laxing severity; she laught him maxims of government
of the choicest of the young nobility assembled at moment he was all the world to her; and scarcely could and the arts of a court; she instilled into him a passion ; and, among the rest, the Lady Beatrice, the trem- they who were thus, in the prime of youth and beauty, for greatness; she incited him to seek renown, to aspire. When he bad attained the age at which her power over | lavish the long-accumulated treasures of affection, whose charm to the scene; here he had listened to the sweet.) bim as a minor was legally terminated, she gave up to him existence in her own bosom she had now acquired a tones of her melling voice; the consciousness of her bis estates, improved in beauty and value, and rendered to knowledge of. It was a dangerous moment for a young became insupportable, and he escaped from the garden him a strict account of her stewardship. From that hour girl in the situation of Beatrice, (awed, as she was, into a private entrance which he knew too well. Tica she relinquished the authority of a parent, and assumed silence and reserve, by the presence of those who were the into the road leading to the city, and he mechanical the character of a friend ; she became his confidant and legitimate objects of tenderness,) to be thrown into the sued his way to the cathedral; the doors stood op adviser. She emerged from her retirement into the gaiety society of Ronaldi, whose age, temperament, and opinions and night, that its roof might afford refuge and ser of the world, and her charms, (for she was yet young,) her were like her own;-who moved, like herself, in a splendid to those who had committed, in the extravagance of masculine sense, her knowledge of mankind, and the pageant in which he had no real influence; who held a sion, some unmedita!ed crime. The soft rays oil splendour of her establishment, drew to her proud ances. situation which called forth none of his nobler and better moon streamed through the windows, and shed an tral palace the nobility, and beauty, and talent of Milan. feelings; and it was only to be expected, in this dearth of and delicious light around; lapers yet burned before Her daughter Beatrice, who was but a secondary object in other happiness, that they should love each other. Often, altar at which Beatrice had knelt when she relingga her eyes compared with Antonio, was permitted to appear in the calm beauty of an Italian night, they lingered for the world-relinquished Ronaldi; but the pomp of amid this splendid circle. Like the statue of one of her hours in the palace garden, no earthly being knowing of gion, the pride of chivalry, the splendour of beauty, ancestors in a niche, or their portrait upon the wall, she their interview; and, at such moments, the splendours of all vanished. Ronaldi, bereaved, desolate, with a was there to be gazed at or admired; but her voice was rank and wealth-court influence and favour-talent- first, best, and dearest hopes suddenly cut off, war Dever heard ; she sat mutely at her mother's side, and chivalry-even the beauty of nature, was nothing to then. alone. Before him was the image of the Virgin, toe neither gave an opinion nor displayed a grace. Though All that tide of affection, which, in ordinary life, would have service Beatrice had consecrated herself; behind a fairer in face, and finer in form, than most of the illus. been lavished on those who had lived with them since in aisle down which she had nioved; the gate through trious ladies who were invited to the Palagga, that the fancy, had long been locked up within their hearts-and she had passed, when she vanished from his sight for young Marchese might, from among them, select a bride, now, having found a channel, it burst spontaneously forth; there was no rest here for a spirit tortured like his, ca yet her beauty had been little spoken of, and her first pub. they had within themselves a pure, unopened mine of left the cathedral. licnopearance at the marriage of her brother was also her happiness, and love now brought its treasures to the night. I He wandered to the gate of the convent in which lost. The bride selected by the Marchesa for her son had | They had been so satisfied with the entire possession of trice was immured-it was fast:sullen silence real many charms and much wealth, but her father demanded each other's affections, that they had never thought of its
of its within and without. He roamed round its garda portion for her greater than Antonio could give; so all being interrupted; they had never proposed to themselves whil
ves which was overhung by the boughs of. cypress and negotiations were, for a time, suspended. to secure the continuance of their happiness by marriage ;
planted within; he telt a sudden desire to look over i - The late Marchese, aware of the ambitious temper of and the fiat of the Marchesa, that Beatrice should become
| by the exertion of a little strength, some agility, and his wife, and fearing that Beatrice might be ill provided a nun, at once destreyed the fairy fabric of bliss they had
bad the assistance of a drooping cypress bough, that are for if left to her mother's mercy, bequeathed to his daughter erected for themselves. Urged by despair, Beatrice, as a
"I nearly to the ground, he gained the top of the wall the half of his property-- provision which ensured to last resource, communicated to her mother her love for
| few minutes he descended to the ground on the chose Beatrice the elegancies of her rank, whether married or Ronaldi. The Marchese heard her with surprise and in
and was standing where it was death to be disore not. But Beatrice was of a yielding tempe?, wholly un. dignation; surprise, that one whom she had deemed so
So Reckless of consequences, but without any aimer able to resist severity or oppression; and, from long habit, passive and unloving, should be enamoured at all; and
' cxcept the desire of drawing nearer to Beatrice, la the subrnissive slave of her mother's will. So well did the indignant, that the object should be one bencath her. She
proached a part of the convent, which he comes Marchesa know this, that she sent for the timid girl to ber spurned her kneeling victim from her feet, and added,
| be the chapel, and, proceeding along, under the apartment, and without condescending to use argument or that this passion alone, so unworthy a descendant of the
its wall, he perceived a sinal door, partially entreaty; without assuming any appearance of regret; house of Bernardi, rendered her fit only to be secluded
and sunk below the level of the ground. He without affecting to believe that this measure would pro. from the world; that the walls of a convent were the best
two or three steps, and, pushing against it, fourth mote her eternal, instead of her temporal happiness, she safeguards for one so destitute of pride and prudence as 10
aş 10 admitted into the chapel, immediately beside the cu required her daughter to relinquish her fortune to become the inamorata of a page.
the door being intended to admit the officiating pria Antonio, and to retire into a nunnery. Beatrice heard! A few weeks, during which she was carefully secluded,
the neighbouring Augustine monastery, and is perture her with breathless anguish; slie would have remonstrated, were allowed Beatrice, previously to the final arrangements
the hurry of the last important day, had neglen but the imperious parent assured her that her intention for her brother's marriage, to bid adieu to the world; at
cure it. The farther extremity of the chapel sa oould not be shaken, and motioned to her to leave the the expiration of them, the same day saw the marriage of
and gloomy; but here too, tapers, in honour of the zoom. the Marchese to the Lady Felicia, and the espousal of
sion, yet burned before the shrine of the Virgin, She returned to her own apartment, and gave way to a Beatrice to a conventual life.
their light, he discovered a female form prostrate te passionate burst of grief and resentment. It was not the To be entombed alive is an idea of such extreme horror,
to earth, and, by her low and anguished wailing, bs. splendour she was called upon to relinquish, not the world, that humanity always sbudders when it is presented to the
recognised Beatrice. She muttered his game, and that she regretted-it was Ronaldi. This youth was the mind; yet, compared to the enduring sacrifice that Bea.
moment, he was at her side. son of a soldier of fortune, who, falling bravely in defence trice made, it is as nothing i at the most a few short mo. of the Duke, bequeathed his child to the care of himments of extreme torture would be terminated by death;
They did not speak-words were far too poor tu 6, whose life and safety he had purchased with his own. but to live through long years of imprisoninent in a clois.
the fulness of their feelings they only knew that they The boy was handsome, and had abilities worth cultivat- ter; to exchange the hopes that beat high in the young
met again that they were restored to each other,
The idea of esca og. He first filled the office of page to the Duke, and and ardent heart, for the constrained duties of religion in separation worse than death. was afterwards retained near his person in the discharge of wbich the spirit has no part; to drag through the day se
sented itself to the mind of Ronaldi-he took
sisting novice in his arms, and, after some siiffical more important duties. On one of his royal master's secret with no wish, no motive, no end; to weep through the and political visits to the Marchesa Bernardi, Ronaldi ac- night; to feel that the frame, the body, in its unimpaired
world of alarm, succeeded in scaling the convent to companied him, and saw, for the first time, the lady Bea- strength of bone, and muscle, and nerve, may last too
placed her under the protection of his foster-mobily
Imal resided in the suburbs of the city. To visit his apare trice. Further opportunities were, by chance, afforded long for the weary soul to endure its bondage; to look res them of meeting in the palace; and the affection thus ori back with unsleejing, undying regret,-forward with hope.
in the ducal palace, and bring from it his litle som ginated 'soon sought out occasions and means for private less sorrow; to strive in rain with the recollections that
wealth, was the business of Ronaldi: to assume ty pod stolen interviewg. Though educated at home, and in the heart will cherish, though the lips vowed to forego guise of a peasant girl, was the hasty occupation the society of her mother and brother, the affections of them; to struggle between duty and inclination; to tric Beatrice (and those affections were of the best and kind.shrink, self' accused, from the utterance of pravers that peasantry, they hasled, ere an hour had elapas ulls Hiest order) had never been called forth. No one bad are but a mockery ;--these, these are sufferings to which
high road from Milan, anxious to pass the boundary taken the trouble to overcome the reserve, and subdued death, in its most terrific form, would appear infinitely
"Where the Tesino madly flows," simplicity of her manners, or thought it fitting to notice preferable; and Beatrice, in contemplation of her lot, and enter the state of Piedmont Beatrice, who be whether she had any feelings or not. Indeed, she scarcely flung herself at midnight at the foot of the altar, and that offenders against the civil law there found sares knew herself that she had a heart so rich in passionate ten. wept in the agony of her heart.
punishment, flattered herself that they too, within derness as it was afterwards proved to be, --since she heard / Ronaldi accompanied the Duke of Milan to the palace boundary, should be safe from pursuit; but Rona.com ao continually of her vast inferiority to Antonio, that she of Bernardi, and was one of the festal train assembled at was aware that the strong arm of the church cous doomed herself equally destitute of feeling and intellect., its hospitable board ; but, unable to bear the recollections them in every state between the Mediterranean Yet she was carefully and highly educated, and it was in of Beatrice, which every object inspired, he rushed away Alps, spared neither whip nor spur to bis stee sarding the impassioned poets of her own land, that she from society, and sought the loneliest haunts of the palace lowed beatrice little repose, until they reached fines diseovered the want of an object on which she might. Igarden. Here, 100, her presence had often lent a fresh lexn confines of their native land, then, bidais
one steed, after
to its smiling plains and sunny skies, they passed the clay.” There is a wide difference between the imaginative when he felt her whole frame shudder as he folded her to s, and descended on the side of Savoy, to seek safety and the real; between the affection which meditates vi- his heart, and was conscious that she returned not his peace in the valley of Switzerland.
sionary triumphs over poverty, and scorn, and danger, parting caress, he scarcely forbore to execrate the ambi. taly was then, even more than it is now, the garden of and that real and endearing tenderness which is able to tion of the Marchesa, the original cause of all their sor. rope ; it had then, as now, its genial climate and cloud contend with, and overcome them all in actual combat. rows and danger.
sky; its classical associations; its thrilling records of And it was well for Ronaldi and Beatrice that they had The few remaining months of the summer passed away, parted fame. It was then the abode of living genius. not deceived themselves when they believed in, and trusted and they found themselves shut up in their solitary hut, by thing that was powerful in literature and eloquence, to, the omnipotence of love to ensure their happiness ; else, by the wintry snow storms of the Alps. Often, as the nire in poesy, captivating in music, immortal in paint. dwelling as they did in a solitary hut at the foot of Mont wind whistled and roared without, did they shrink together and statuary; all that was splendid and successful in Blanc, amid a people whose manners and language were from its blasts, penetrating through their ill-erected dwell$; every thing advantageous in commerce and manu.
alike strange to them, they would soon have regretted, ing; and then, only, would Ronaldi regret that he had ares; all that could immortalize or enrich a country, with bitterness, the mild climate and the luxuries they had brought his Beatrice from the security of her convent. ben a birth-place and a home within its cities, or was lost. Their existence was now to be prolonged by painful He remembered the luxurious elegance of the Bernardi sported to them from the furthest shores of the known toil: they had neither country, nor home, nor kindred palace-the splendour of her ancestral halls, and he sighed d. The departing radiance of Roman glory yet lin nothing in the wide world but each other. And though as he spread before her the scanty provision, the produce | around the relics of those mighty masters of the the love of Beatrice was strong, her mind was weak: she of the chase and their little field; but he did her wrong to to Mulan, Florence, Genoa, and Venice, were queens could not cast off the power
believe that such regrets ever occupied her mind, Toil, ng the nations: yet, even then, was beginning that “Of early habits, those false links that bind,
privation, and fatigue, were nothing to Beatrice, when I paralysis which has since crept to the very heart of
At times, the greatest to the meanest mind;" shared with her husband; and, had she only fled with and benumbed her to an apathetic endurance of fo- and she began painfully to contemplate the ties of kin. hin ere she had uttered her Vows in the cathedral of slavery. Then were the wiles of an ambitious priestdred she had severed. the holy vow she had broken. the Milan, no shade of sorrow would ever have darkened her directed against all power that was not centred in decou um she had outraged by her fight with Ronaldi. brow. Conscience alone was her tormentor, and timo selves; then, by skilfully substituting the mockeries Though tirese feelings were at first born of idleness and
might have dropped balsam on the wounds of her spirit; igion for its realities, by encouraging luxury, and by solitude, rather than resulting from a clear conviction that
e. ratber than resulting from a clear conviction that | but that winter, the first of their residence in Chamounix, iling to the passions of men (which they enlisted to she had done wrong: yot, taking the shape of duty, she was one of extreme severity, and, at its close, after a night service by the doctrine of indulgences and absolul feared to contend with them, and they daily increased in of storms, an avalanche was discovered to have buried, in
they overthrew the temporal authority of princes, strength. Thus, that unimpaired affection for her husband. I its descent, the costage of Ronaldi, and the fugitive in. sido e axe to the ro
which ought to have been the solace of every care, the sole mates had perished together. which is its best safeguard against ruin. On the other charm of existence, became to her a fruitful source of Their story afterwards became known to the inhabitants Switzerland was, even then, an asylum from political
misery. The love that was proof against every vicissitude of the valley, through the minister of the little chapel eligious persecutions, the nurse of civil and religious of life: that felt more happy in an Alpine hut than in an where they had bcen united ; and superstition, which is im; aod her people, conversant with nature in her Italian palace; that was insensible to
often peculiarly powerful in the minds of those who dwell best forms, and preserving the stern simplicity and
“ Those petty ills that half defy
in mountain solitudes, added many supernatural circum. spirit of republicanism in their governments, af
stances to the simple relation. Tradition has transmitted 1, as they yet do, an example of national character that acknowledged no object but one; this love, though
it from father to son, and it is the belief of the peasantry [way opposed to that of the subtle, refined, luxurious,
not shaken, was em bittered by remorse. She did not. around, that the unfortunate lovers long after revisited, sperstitious Italian. Severe in morals, but tolerant
could not, wish to give up this, the one passion of her soul, and even yet, return to, the scene of the catastrophe; and gion, all who fled from the thunders of the Romish
yet she feared to encourage it. She was not sufficienuy that previously to any uncommon storm, they are heard Ko were securely protected in Switzerland ; and Ro. convinced that she had done wrong to fly from her hus.
to bewail the disasters it will occasion, and blend their once more breathed with freedom when he conducted
band to the church ; yet she was so far under the dominion melancholy voices with the low moanings of the wind. 1 ride from a small chapel in the plain of Chamounix, ated to the Virgin, to the humble cottage where they
of long-nurtured superstition, as to look on every token of Others believe, that, on the anniversary of their destruc
affection that she either granted to, or received from bim, tion, their cottage rises again, and appears as though it to reside
| as being criminal. In vain Ronaldi reasoned with her on stood on the side of the hill; that at midnight it sinks * The world forgetting-by the world forgot."
the invalidity of a compulsory vow; in vain he assured her amid the mass of snow surrounding it, while the air is ne is a deity before whose image the young heart is that the life of comparative usefulness which she had chosen filed with the dying shrieks of Ronaldi and his bride, who |ly prostrated, whose omnipotence it believes, whose in preference to the unprofitable indolence of a cloister, are thus to be annually punished, till the end of time, for
it solicits. The aged and the avaricious bow down was one every way consistent with the immutable laws of their guilty outrage of the laws of the church. Doubt. 14, and believe that it will procure for them every nature and reason; that religion never pointed out con lessly, these fictions, however exaggerated by transmission, that is desirable to the eyes, or dear to the heart : ventual seclusion as a sure passport to eternity; but it was
I seclusion as a sure passport to eternity ; but it was first originated in the melancholy fate of the lovers; and ung expect the same cffects from the potency of rather the device of a church, which hoped to strengthen the wailings, that are said to fill the air on particular oce
There is so large a portion of romance in early pas its own power and interest more earnestly than it desired casions, are no other than the swelling and sinking of the lat it easily overlooks or disbelieves the difficulties of the piery of its votaries. Still she was unconvinced, and, wind, pent up in the cavities of the mountain, or whistling ontemns plain matter of fact, and trusts to the idol at times, when she started away from his embrace at the round its snow.crowded summit; but which seem, to the bips to remove all evil; yet often, like the heathens moment of his departure on some dangerous hunting ex. apprehensive and superstitious peasantry, to have the the image it has counted to be gold proves "to be 'cursion, as though there were contamination in his touch ; 'semblance of human lamentations.