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entitles it, “sublime talo," the “Caliph Vathek.") pean Imitations, and bears such marts of originI do not know from what source the author of ality, that those who have visited the East will that singular volume may have drawn his ma- find some difficulty in believing it to be more terials ; some of his incidents are to be found than a translation. As an Eastern tale, even fu the "Bibliothèque Orientale ;." but for cor- Rasselas must bow before it; bis "Happy Valreetness of costume, beauty of description, and ley" will not bear a comparison with the “Hall power of imagination, it far surpasses all Ruro-1 of Ellis."

NOTES TO THE BRIDE OF ABYDOS.

(p. 69.

70.

Wo5 famni o'er the gardens of Gul to her, other, on the same errand, by command of the bloom.

(p. 68. refractory patient; if, on the contrary, he is “Gul," the rose.

weak or loyal, he bows, kisses the Sultan's re

spectable signature, and is how strong with great Can he smile on such deeds a his children complacency. In 1810, several of these presents have done?

(p. 69. were exhibited in the niche of the Seraglio-gate; Souls made of fire, and children of the Sun,

among others, the head of the Pacha of Bagdad, With whom Revenge is Virtue.

a brave young man, cut off by treachery, after

& desperate resistance. Young's Revenge.

Thrice clapp'd his hands, and call d his steed. With Mejnoun', tale, or Sadt's song. p. 69.

(p. 70. Mejnoun and Leila, the Romeo and Juliet of Clapping of the hands calls the servants. The the East. Sadi, the moral poet of Persia. Turks hate a superfluous expenditure of voice,

and they have no bells. Till I, who heard the deep tambour. Tambour, Turkish drum, which sounds at sun Resign'd his gem-adornd Chibouque. (p. 70. rise, noon, and twilight.

Chibouque, the Turkish pipe, of which the

amber mouth-piece, and sometimes the ball which He is an Arab to my night. (p. 70. contains the leaf, is adorned with precious stoncs, The Turks abhor the Arabs (who return the If in possession of the wealthier orders. compliment a hundredfold) even more than they hate the Christians.

With Maugrabee and Mamaluke.

(p. 70.

Maugrabee, Moorish mercenaries. The mind, the Music breathing from her face.

[p:

His way amid his Delis took. This expression has met with objections. 'I will

(p. 70.

Deli, bravos who form the forlorn hope of the pot refer to “Him who hath not Music in his cavalry and always begin the action. soul," but merely request the reader to recollect, for ten seconds, the features of the woman whom Careering cleave the folded felt. (p. 71. he believes to be the most beautiful; and if he A twisted fold of feli' is used for scimitarthen does not comprehend fully what is feebly practice by the Turks, and few but Mussulman expressed in the above line, I shall be sorry for arms can cut through it at a single stroke : us both. For an eloquent passage in the latest sometimes a tough turban is used for the same work of the first female writer of this, perhaps, of purpose. The jerreed is a game of blunt javeline, any age, on the analogy (and the immediate com- animated and graceful. parison excited by that analogy) between "painting and music," see vol. III. chap. 10. De L'ALLE Nor heard their Ollahs wild and loud- (p. 71. MAGNE. And is not this connexion still stronger “Olahs," Alla il Allah, the “Leilies," as the with the original than the copy? with the co- Spanish pocts call them, the sound is Ollah ; a Jouring of Nature than of Art? After all, this cry of which the Turks, for a silent people, are 1s rather to be felt than described ; still I think somewhat profase, particularly during ihe jerthere are some who will understand it, at least reed, or in the chase, but mostly in baille. they would have done, had they beheld the coun- Their animation in the field, and gravity in the tenance whose speaking harmony suggested the chamber, with their pipes and comboloios , form idea ; for this passage is not drawn from imagin- an amusing contrast. ation bot memory, that mirror which Affliction dashes to the earth, and, looking down upon the The Persian Atar-gulo perfume. fragments, only beholds the reflection multiplied! “Atar-gul, ottar of roses. Tho Persian is

the finest. But yet the line of Carasman.

(p. 70. Carasman Oglou, or kara Osman Oglou, is the The pictured roof and marble floor.

(p. 71. principal landholder in Turkey; he governs The ceiling and wainscots, or rather walls, of Magnesia : those who, by a kind of feudal tenure, the Mussulman apartments are generally painted, possess land on condition of service, are called in great houses, with one eternal and highly Timariots: they serve as Spahis, according to coloured view of Constantinople, wherein the the extent of territory, and bring a certain principal feature is a noble contempt of pernumber into the field, generally cavalry. spective; below, arms, scimitars, are in general

fancifully and not inelegantly disposed. And tearh the messenger what fate.

(p. TO. When a Pacha is sufficiently strong to resist, A message from the Bulbul bears. (p. 71. the single messenger, who is always the first It has been inuch doubted whether the notes bearer of the order for his death, is strangled of this "Lover of the rose , are sad or merry; instead, and sometimes five or sis, one after the and Mr. Fox's remarks on the subject have pre

(p. 71.

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voted some learned controversy as to the opi In him was some young, Galiongóe.

(f. 14. nions of the ancients on the subject. I dare not “Galiongée"-or Galiongi, a sailor, that is, a venture a conjecture on the point, though a little Turkish sailor; the Greeks navigate, the Turks inclined to the "erraro mallem, " if Mr. Fox work the guns. Their dress is picturesque; and was mistaken.

I have seen the Capitan Pacha more than once

wearing it as a kind of incog. Their legs, how. Even Azrael, from his deadly quiver. [p. Tl. ever, are generally naked. The buskins deAzrael-the angel of death.

scribed in the text as sheated behind with silver,

are those of an Arnaut robber, who was my host (he Within the caves of Istakar. (p. 71. had quitted the profession), at his Pyrgo, near The treasures of the Preadamite Sultans. See Gastouni in the Morea; they were plated in scales D'HERBELOT, article Istakar.

one over the other, like the back of an armadillo.

80 may the Koran verse display'd. [p. 74. Holds not a Musselim's control.

The characters on all Turkish scimitare contain • Musselim, a governor , the next in rank after a Pacha; a Waywode is the third; and then sometimes the name of the place of their mann

facture, but more generally a text from the come the Agas.

Koran, in letters of gold. Amongst those in my Was he not bred in Egripo ?

possession is one with a blade of singular conEgripo-the Negropont. According to the

pro-ed into 'serpentine curves like the ripple of

struction ; it is very broad, and the edge notchverb, the Turks of Egripo, the jews of Salonica, water, or the wavering of flame. I asked the and the Greeks of Athens, are the worst of their Armenian who sold it, what possible use such a respective, races.

figure could add: he said, in Italian, that he did

not know; but the Mussulmans bad an idea that Ah! yonder see the Tchocadar.

(p. 72. “Tchocadar"-one of the attendants who pre-liked it because it was “ piu feroce." I did not

those of this form gave a severer wound; and cedes a man of authority.

much admire the reason, but bought it for its

peculiarity. Thine oun "broad Hellespontstill dashes. (p. 73. The wrangling about this epithet, “the broad But like the nephew of a Cain. (p. 74. Hellespont " or the “ boundless Hellespont, It is to be observed, that every allasion to whether it means one or the other, or what it any thing or personage in the old Testament, means at all, has been beyond all possibility of such as the Ark, or Cain, is equally the privilege detail. I have even heard it disputed on the of Mussulman and Jew ; indeed the former prospot; and not foreseeing a speedy conclusion to fess to be much better acquainted with the lives, the controversy, amused myself with swimming true and fabulous, of the patriarchs, than is across it in the mean time, and probably may warranted by our own Sacred Writ, and not again, before the point is settled. Indeed, the content with Adam, they have a biography of question as to the truth of “the tale of Troy Pre-Adamites. Solomon is the monarch of all divine" still continues, much of it resting upon necromancy, and Moses a prophet inferior only the talismanic word "Telpos :" probably Homer to Christ and Mahomet. Zuleika is the Persian had the same notion of distance that a coquette name of Potiphar's wife, and her amour with has of time, and when he talks of boundless, Joseph constitutes one of the finest poems in means half a mile; as the latter, by a like fi-| their language. It is therefore no violation of gure, when she says eternal attachment, simply costume to put the names of Cain, or Noah, into specifies three weeks.

the mouth of a Moslem.

And Paswan's rebel hordes attest.' Which Ammon's son ran proudly round. [p. 73.

[p. 74. Before his Persian invasion; he crowned the the last years of his life set the whole power

Paswan Oglou, the rebel of Widdin, who for altar which laurel. He was afterwards imi- of the Porte at defiauce. tated by Caracalla in his race. It is believed that the last also poisoned a friend, named They gave their horsetails to the wind. Festus, for the sake of new Patroclean games.

(p. 74 I

Horsetail, the standard of a Pacha. have seen the sheep feeding on the tombs of Æsietes and Antilochus; the first is in the He drank one draught, nor needed more! (p. 75. centre of the plain.

Giaffir, Pacha of Argyro Castro, or Seutari, I

am not sure which, was actually taken off by O'er which her fairy fingers ran. {p 73. the Albanian Ali, in the manner described in When rubbed, the amber is susceptible of a

the text. Ali Pacha, while I was in the country, perfumc, which is slight, but not disagreeable. married the daughter of his victim, some years

after the event had taken place at a bath in Her mother's sainted amulet.

Sophia, or Adrianople. The poison was mixed The belief in amulets engraved on gems, or the sherbet by the bath-keeper, after dressing.

in the cup of coffee, which is presented before enclosed in gold boxes, containing scraps from the Koran, worn round the neck, wrist, or arm, is still universal in the East. The Koorsee

I sought by turns, and saw them all. (p. 75. (throne) verse in the second chapter of the Koran confined to the Archipelago, the sea alluded to.

The Turkish notions of almost all islands are describes the attributes of the inost High, and is engraved in this manner, and worn by the pious, as the most esteemed and sublime of all sentences.

The last of Lambro's patriots there.

[p. 76. Lambro Canzani, a Greek, famous for his ef

forts in 1789–90 for the independence of his And by her Comboloio lies.

73. country : abandoned by the Russians, he became “Comboloioa Turkish rosary. The

a pirate, and the Archipelago was the scene of particularly those of the Persians, are richly his enterprises. He is said to be still alive at adorned and illuminated. The Greek females Petersburgh. He and Riga are the two most are kept in utter ignorance ; but many of the celebrated of the Greek revolutionists. Turkish girls are highly accomplished, though not actually qualified for a Christian coterie; To snatch the Rayals from their fate. (p. 76. perhaps some of our own “blues" might not be “Rayahs," all who pay the capitation tax, callthe worse for bleaching.

ed the “Haratch."

[p. 73.

Ay ! let me ltke the ocean-Patriarch roam. (p. 78. "the friende of my youth, where are they!"

This first of voyages is one of the few with and an Echo answered, “Where are they?" which the Mussulmans profese much acquaintance. (Arabic MS.) Or only know on land the Tartar's home. [p. 76, the text is taken) must be already familiar to

The above quotation (from which the idea in The wandering life of the Arabs, Tartars, and Turkomans, will be found well detailed in any “The Pleasures of Memory," a poem so well

every reader-it is given in the annotations to book of Eastern travels. That it possesses a known as to render a reference almost supercharm peculiar to itself cannot be denied. A fluous ; but to whose pages all will be delighted young French renegado confessed to Chateau

to recur. briand, that he never found himself alone, galloping in the desert, without a sensation approaching to rapture, which was indescribable.

Into Zuleika's name.

(p. 79.

"And airy tongues that syllable men's dames." Blooming as Aden in its earliest hour. (p. 76. “Jannat al Aden," the perpetual abode, the

MILTON. Mussulman Paradise.

For a belief that the souls of the dead inhabit

the form of birds, we need not travel to the And mourn'd above his furban-stone. (p. 78. East. Lord Lyttleton's ghost-story, the belief A turban is carved in stono above the graves of the Duchess of Kendal, that George I. flew or men only.

into her window in the shape of a raven (see

Orford's Reminiscences), and many other inThe loud Wul-wulleh warn his distant ear. (p. 78. stances, bring this superstition nearer home. The

The death-song of the Turkish women. The most singular was the whim of a Worcester "silent slaves" are the men whose notions of lady, who, believing her daughter to exist in decorum forbid complaint in public.

the shape of a singing bird, literally furnished

her pew in the Cathedral with cages-full of the Where to my child ?" —on Echo answer on kind; and as she was rich, and å benefactress Where?

(p. 18. in beautifying the church, no objoction was "I came to the place of my birth and cried, I made to her harmless folly.

NOTES TO THE CORSA I R.

The time in this poem may seem too short for of nature I shall attempt to prove by some histhe occurrences, but the whole of the Ægean torical coincidences which I have met with since Isles are within a few hours' sail of the conti-writing “The Corsair." nent, and the reader must be kind enough to “Eccelin prisonnier," dit Rolandini, "g'enfertake the wind as I have often found it.

moit dans un silence menaçant, il fixoit sur la

terre son visage féroce, et ne dopnoit point of fair Olympia loved and left of old. (p. 85. d'essor à sa profonde indignation.- De toutes, Orlando, Cantó 10.

parts cependant les soldats et les peuples accon

roient; 'ils vouloient voir cet homme, jadis si Around the waves' phosphoric brightness broke. puissant, et la joie universelle éclatoit de toutes

(p. 87. parts." by night, particularly in a warm latitude, every stroke of the car, every motion of the “Eccelin étoit d'une petite taille ; mais tout boat or ship, is followed by a slight flash like l'aspect de sa personne, tous ses mouvemens insheet lightning from the water.

diyuoient un soldat. Son langage étoit amer,

son déportement superbe, et par son seul regard, -the sober berry'o juice. (p. 87. il faisoit trembler les plus hardis." S18 MONDI, Coffee.

tome ill. p. 219.

“Gizericus (Genseric, king of the Vandals, While dance the Almas to wild minstrelsy. (p. 87. the conqueror of both Carthage and Rome), staDancing-girls.

tura mediocris, et equi casu claudicans, animo

profuudus, sermone rarus, luxuriæ contemptor, A captive Dervise, from the pirate's nest ira turbidus, habendi cupidus, ad solicitandas Escaped, is here-himself would tell the rest. gentes providentissimus." 'JORNANDES de Rebus

[p. 87. Geticis, c. 33. It has been objected that Conrad's entering I beg leave to quote these gloomy realities to disguised as a spy is out of nature.- Perhaps keep in countenance my Giaour and Corsair. 80.-I find something not unlike it in history.

“Anxious to explore with his own eyes the And my stern vow and order's laws oppose. state of the Vandals, Majorian ventured, after disguising the colour of his hair, to visit ('ar The Dervises are in colleges, and of different thage in the character of his own ambassador; orders, as the monks. and Genseric was afterwards mortitied by the discovery, that he had entertained and dismissed They seize that Dervise !-seize on Zatanai! the Emperor of the Roinans. Such an anecdote may be rejected as an improbable fiction ; but Satan. it is a fiction which would not have been imagined unless in the life of a hero." Gibson, He tore his beard, and foaming fled the fight. Decl. and Fall, vol. vi. p. 180.

[p. 89. That Conrad is a character not altogether out A common and not very novel effect of Mus

(p. 88.

(p. 89.

The

as a

sulman anger.

See Prince Eugene's Memoirs, gul of Mexico: It runs through a rfoh but very p. 24. “The Seraskier received a wound in the dat country, until it reaches within a pile of thigh; he plucked up his beard by the roots, the Mississippi river, fifteen miles below the because he was obliged to quit the field." city of New Orleans. bay has branches

almost innumerable, in which persons can lie Brief time had Conrad now to greet Gulnare.

concealed from the severest serutiny. It com

(p. 89. municates with three lakes, which lic on the Gulnare, a female name; it means, literally, southwest side, and these with the lake of the the flower of the Pomegranate.

same name, and which lies contiguous to the sca, where there is an island formed by the two

arms of this lake and the sea. The east and Till even the scaffold echoes with thetr jest !

west points of this island were fortified in the

(p. 92. In Sir Thomas More, for instance, on the mand of one Mr. La Fitte. A large majority

year 1811, by a band of pirates, under the comscaffold, and Anne Boleyn in the Tower, when of these outlaws are of that class of the pograsping her neck, she remarked, that it “was pulation of the state of Louisiana who fled too slender to trouble the heademan much." | from the island of St. Domingo during the During one part of the French Revolution, it troubles there, and took refuge in the island of became a fashion to leave some “mot"

Cuba : and when the last war between Pranco legacy; and the quantity of facetions last words and Spain commenced, they were compelled to spoken during that period would form a melau- leave that island with the short notice of a few choly jest-book of considerable size.

days. Without ceremony, they entered the Unit

ed States, the most of them the State of LouisThat closed their murder'd sage's latest day! iana, with all the negroes they had possessed

(p. 93. in Cuba. They were notified by the Governor Socrates drank the hemlock a short time be- of that State of the clause in the constitution fore sansel (the hour of execation), notwithstand- which forbad the importation of slaves ; but, at ing the entreaties of his disciples to wait till the same time, received the assurance of the the sun went down.

Governor that he would obtain, if possible, the

approbation of the general Government for their Slow sinks, more lovely ere his race de run. . . . retaining this property. That frown where gentler, ocean seems to smile. The island of Barrataria is situated about

(p. 93. lat. 29. deg. 15 min. long. 92. 30. aud is as reThe opening lines of Canto III. have, per- markable for its health as for the superior scale hape, little business here, and were annesed and shellfish with which its waters abound. The to an unpublished (though printed) poem; but chief of this horde, like Charles Moor, had they were written on the spot in the Spring of mixed with his many vices some virtues. In the 1811, and I scarce know why-the reader must year 1813 this party had, from its turpitude and excuse their appearance here if he can. (See boldness, claimed the attention of the Governor “Curse of Minerva.'')

of Louisiana ; and, to break up the establishment,

he thought proper to strike at the head. He The queen of night asserts her silent reign. therefore offered a reward of 500 dollars for

(p. 94. the head of Mr. La Fittc, who was well known The twilight in Greece is much shorter than to the inhabitants of the city of New-Orin our own country; the days in winter are leans, from his immediate connexion, and his longer, but in summer of shorter daration. once having been a fencing-master in that city

of great reputation, which art he learnt in The gleaming turret of the gay Kiosk. [p. 91. Buonaparte's' army, where he was a Captain.

The Kiosk is a Turkish summer-house; the The reward which was offered by the Governor palm is without the present walls of Athens, not for the head of La Fitte was answered by the far from the temple of Theseus, between which offer of a reward from the latter of 15,000 for and the tree the wall intervenes.-Cephisus's the head of the Governor. The Governor orstreain is indeed scanty, and Nissue has no dered out a company to march from the city to stream at all.

La Fitte's island, and to burn and destroy all

the property, and to bring to the city of NewHis only bends in seeming o'er his beads. (p. 95. Orleans all his banditti. This company, under

The Comboloio, or Mahometan rosary; the the command of a man who had been the intibeads are in number ninety-nine.

mate associate of this bold Captain, approached

very near to the fortified island, before he saw And the cold flowers her colder hand contain'd. a man, or heard a sound, until he heard a

(p. 100. whistle, not unlike a boatswain's call. Then it In the Levant it is the custom to strew flo.ers was he found himself surrounded by armed men on the bodies of the dead, and in the hands of who had emerged from the secret avenues which young persons to place a nosegay.

led into Bayou. Here it was that the modern

Charles Moor developed his few noble traits; Link'd with one virtue, and a thousand crimes. for to this man, who had come to destroy his

(p. 101. life and all that was dear to him, he not only That the point of honour which is represented spared his life, but offered him that which would in one instance of Conrad's character has not have made the honest soldier easy for the rebeen carried beyond the bounds of probability mainder of his days, which was indignantly remay perhaps be in some degree confirmed by fused. He then, with the approbation of his the following anecdote of a brother buccaneer captor, returned to the city. This circumstance, in the present year, 1814.

and some concomitant events, proved that this Our readers have all seen the account of the band of pirates was not to be taken by land. enterprise against the pirates of Barrataria; Oar naval force having always been small in but few, we believe, were informed of the situ- that quarter, exertions for the destruction of ation, history, or nature of that establishment. this illicit establishment could not be expected For the information of such as were unacquaint- from them until augmented; for an officer of ed with it we have procured from a friend the the navy, with most of the gun-boats on that following interesting narrative of the main facts, station, had to retreat from an overwhelming of wbich he has personal knowledge, and which force of La Fitte's. So soon as the augmentacannot fail to interest some of our readers. tion of the navy authorised an attack, one was

Darrataria is a way, or a narrow arm of the made ; the overthrow of this banditti has been

the result; and now this almost invulnerable the see. Rumour whispered he retained the vicer point and key to New Orleane is clear of an of his youth, and that a passion for the fair sex

enemy, it is to be hoped the government will formed an item in the list of his weaknesses ; hold it by a strong military force.-From an bat so far from being convicted by seventy witAmerican Newspaper.

nesses, he does not appear to have been directly In Noble's continuation of Granger's Biograph- criminated by one. In short, I look upon these ical Dictionary, there is a singular passage aspersions as the effects of mere malice. How in his account of archbishop Blackbourne, and is it possible a buccaneer should have been so as in some measure connected with the profes- good a scholar as Blackbourne certainly was? sion of the hero of the foregoing poem, I cannot he who had so perfect a knowledge of the clasresist the temptation of extracting it.

sics (particularly of the Greek tragediane), as “There is something mysterious in the history to be able to read them with the same ease as and character of Dr. Blackbourne. The former he could Shakespeare, must have taken great ds but imperfectly known; and report has even pains to acquire the learned languages, and have asserted he was a baccaneer, and that one of his had both leisure and good masters. But he was brethren in that profession having asked, on his undoubtedly educated at Christ-charch - College, arrival in England, what had become of his old Oxford. He is allowed to have been a pleasant chum, Blackbourne, was answered, he is Arch-man: this, however, was turned against him, by bishop of York. We are informed, that Black - its being said, "he gained more hearts than soula" bourne was installed sub-dean of Exeter in 1694, which office he resigned in 1702: but after his successor's, Lewis Barnct's, death, in 1704, he “The only voice that could soothe the passions regained it. In the following year he became of the savage ( Alphonso 3d) was that of an dean; and, in 1714, held with it the archdeanery amiable and virtuous wife, the sole object of his of Cornwall. He was consecrated bishop of Ex- love: the voice of Donna Isabella, the daughter eter, February 24, 1716; and translated to York, of the duke of Savoy, and the grand-daughter of November 28, 1724, as a reward, according to Philip 20, King of Spain.--Her dying words sunk court scandal,'for uniting George I. to the Duch- deep into his inemory; his fierce spirit melted eos of Munster. This, however, appears to into tears; and after the last embrace Alphon80 have been an unfounded calumny. As archbishop retired into his chamber to bewail his irreparable he behaved with great prudence, and was equally loss, and to meditate on the vanity of human respectablo as the guardian of the revenues of life.“ GIBBOX.

NOTE TO L A R A.

The event in the latter part of Canto 2d was alarmed; and one of them informed the Pontiff suggested by the description of the death, or of the evening - excursion of his sons, and that rather burial, of the Duke of Gandia.

the Duke had not yet made his appearance. This The most interesting and particular account gave the Pope no small anxiety; but he conof this mysterious event is given by Burcbard, jectured that the Duke had been attracted by and is in substance as follows: “On the eighth day some courtesan to pass the night with her, and of June the “Cardinal of Valenza, and the Duke not choosing to qnit the house in open day, had of Gandia, song of the Pope, supped with their waited till the following evening to return home. mother, Vanozza, near the church of S. Pietro When, however, the evening arrived, and he ad vincula; several other persons being present found himself disappointed in his expectations, at the entertainment. A late hour approaching, he became deeply afficted, and began to make and the Cardinal having reminded his brother, inquiries from different persons, whom he ordered that it was time to return to the apostolic palace, to attend him for that purpose. Amongst these they mounted their horses or mules, with only was a man named Giorgio Schiavoni, who, hava few attendants, and proceeded together as far ing discharged some timber from a bark in the as the palace of Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, when river, had remained on board the vessel to watch the Duke informed the Cardinal, that before he it, and being interrogated whether he had seen returned home, he had to pay a visit of pleasure. any one thrown into the river, on the night Dismissing therefore all his attendants, except- preceding, he replied, that he saw two men on ing his staffiero, or footman, and a person in a foot, who came down the street, and looked dilimask, who had paid him a visit whilst at supper, gently about

to observe whether any person and who, during the space of a month, or there was passing. That seeing no one, they returned, aboats, previous to this time, had called upon and a short time afterwards two others came, him almost daily, at the apostolic palace ;' he and looked around in the same manner as the took this person behind him on his'mule, and former; no person still appearing, they gave a proceeded to the street of the Jews, where he sign to their companions, when a man came, quitted his servant, directing him to remain mounted on a white horse, having behind him a there until a certain hour; when, if he did not dead body, the head and arms of which hung on retorn, he might repair to the palace. The Duke one side, and the feet on the other side of the then seated the person in the inask behind him, horse; the two persons on foot supporting the and rode, 1 know not whither ; but in that night body, to prevent its falling. They thus proceeded he was assassinated, and thrown into the river. towards that part, where the filth of the city is The servant, after having been dismissed, was usually discharged into the river, and turning also assaulted and mortaliy wounded ; and al- the horec, with his tail towards the water, the though he was attended with great care, yet two persons took the dead body by the arms and such was his situation, that he could give no feet, and with all their strength flung it into intelligible account of 'what had befallen his the river. The person on horseback then asked

In the morning, the Duke not having if they had thrown it in, to which they replied, returned to the palace, his servants began to be I Signor, si (yes, Sir). He then looked towards

master.

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