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was once beautiful and lovely, but now some most wonderful cures have been the soft vermilion had faded from her effected by them. Be this as it may, the cheeks, and an unearthly red triumphed administration of this decoction comin its stead. She had been somewhat of pletely restored the daughter of Winan enthusiast in her better days, and at field, and she long shone as one of the this particular time her feelings seemed loveliest girls of “the land of steady wrought to an unusual excitement. It habits.” The whole regiment of Smiths is said, just previous to death, the mind in the state of Connecticut, sprang from grows more brilliant, and leaping back six families, and, as she married a hus. over the trodden pathway of life, throws band by the name, she contributed her its own bright light around the most full quota to the general fund. This is minute objects,—and with her such the greatest compliment recorded in her seemed to be the case. She appeared at favour. If anything more is wanted, this time to riot in the wild pleasures of just procure a copy of her epitaph, which her imagination. She wondered where comprehends about one hundred lines, she should be laid when she died. If written by Deacon Dwight, and all the her soul, when the breath left the body, perfections which humanity can ask, would glide along amid the burning will there be found. But this is getting
If her youthful friends would beyond my history. strew the wild flowers of spring above It may be well to explain the cause of her grave, as she had over the dust of Winfield's sudden appearance at midher juvenile companions. If her father night at the island grotto. Some friend would, when death stilled his pulse, be had informed him of the exquisite skill placed by her side. She had breathed of Indians in general, in cases of sickness; out many a long starry night, with the and he recollected to have seen Eagle-eye silence only interrupted by the drowsy digging roots and gathering herbs in the swing of the pendulum of a clock, which time of spring. His daughter had been stood near her head. She made one pronounced hopeless, and therefore no wish-it might be a foolish one. She great danger was to be apprehended had nursed a rose-bush for years, and from the prescriptions the hunter might she requested her younger brother to make. The reason of his adopting such plant it above her grave, and be sure to a lonely hour for his visit, was the retransplant it again when the autumnal pugnance the chief had always manifested winds began to get too chilly, returning to entering the village of the pale faces. it back in spring; thus following this custom as long as it should continue to Few years had now passed, and time bloom.
had nearly bent Eagle-eye to the earth. In the midst of this warmth of feel- His strength was so far gone, that in ing, Winfield and the chief entered. vain he attempted to climb the ragged The hunter stuck his tomahawk in his promontory, where he had prayed to the belt, and with a noiseless step approached thunders. His canoe but seldom left the bed—the father drew a chair up at the inlet where it was moored, for his the head of his dying daughter. Doa hands were too feeble to clasp the oar, dropped down in a corner near the nurse and guide it round the bends of the in a surly mood, and all was still. It river. Sometimes, when the flowers was a strange spectacle, as the savage, were out in spring, and the surface of arrayed in the horrid garb which he in- the waters was gentle and glassy, he variably wore, stood above the white and would work it up near his favourite fishemaciated girl in the last stage of a de- ing-spot, and fling over his line. This cline. The shade of the long dark lock spot was a deep hole near the roots of a of hair upon his crown, lay full upon her lofty elm, and when the waters were brow, and in this posture the chief stood still and transparent, the dark spotted like a monument, viewing the most perch and swift trout, might be seen lovely wreck he ever saw. After satis- near each other. But the island itself fying himself, he drew forth from his was a pleasing prospect to his eyes. He belt the leaves and roots he took from used to walk around its coast, and imathe cavern, and giving them to Winfield, gine it a wilderness. One noble, regalwhistled to his dog, and immediately de- looking tree, stood upon its south side, parted.
and many a long summer-hour the chief It has been thought that the Indians are spent beneath its shade. The burialthe most skilful of all physicians. They place of his fathers was a gentle slope, use nothing as medicines but the wild within sight of the island facing the plants of the forest, and tradition says west, and he always watched the going
down of the sun, for he used to tell The student at a German university is a Winfield its parting beams looked sweeter strange being, an odd compound of as they gently faded away from this spot. dueling, smoking, billiard-playing, loveIn the interior of the cavern, his birds making, and study; but still there are were still on the wing; his beasts, though some whose object is study alone, who in death, imitating life, and the fountain lead a quiet regular life, and pass through of fish sparkled and shone as bright as their terms unnoticed, save by their im
True, the artificial forest had mediate class fellows, and just such an shed its leaves, but it only reminded him one was Karl Leibetz. He lodged at of his own fate. Yet the squirrels were the house of a widow lady, who had on the bare branches, and the foxes large hitherto declined receiving any of the as life below. One mellow morning, in students, her reasons being two-fold; the month of September, Winfield took first, she had wherewithal to make her his usual walk to the cave of the Indian. yearly expenses meet without much As his boat touched the island, he was straining ; and secondly, her care and startled by the moaning of a dog. Upon solicitude for the welfare of the pretty examination, he found the chief's canoe Adeline, her only daughter, clearly drawn out upon dry land, and the In- pointed out to her that a gay and rattling dian stretched in it-dead! The poor student would ill accord with her ardog was lying upon his breast, whining rangements. Her scruples were, howmost piteously, and licking the face of ever, removed by a note from Mr. Reishis master with more than human fond- thans, the principal banker, requesting ness. Eagle-eye had, from appearance,
to know whether she would have any previous to death, possessed sufficient objection to receive as an inmate a young strength to draw his light bark canoe man whose connexions were of the from the water, and place all his imple- highest respectability, and for whom he ments of hunting within it, for he be- would enter into any guarantee she lieved he should use them in the fair might desire. The recommendation of hunting-ground of another world. He the worthy banker was not to be refused, was facing the hill where his ancestors and a reply in the affirmative, stating slumbered, an arrangement probably how happy Madame Hartmann would intentionally made. The beams of the feel in receiving any friend of Mr. Reisrising sun lay full in his painted face, and thans, was immediately sent, and in due the tuft of hair hung partly over the side course Mr. Carl Leibetz arrived. of the boat. Winfield looked upon the In a short time Madame Hartmann stern features of the fallen warrior, while began to find that Mr. Karl was a rea few silent tears slid down the lashes of markably pleasant young man : he was his eyes. He thought of his daughter so quiet, that she could scarcely believe who might have been in her grave—but she had received any addition in her yet she lived. The secret which con- household; there was no smoking from quered the consumption was never di- morn till night, no bottles of beer strewed vulged by the hunter,
about the rooms in all directions, and no The dog followed the body of his carousing all night with his fellow stumaster to the tomb. Night after night dents ; in fact, she began to consider him he watched above it, refusing all food more as a friendly guest than a lodger. from the hand of Winfield. One chilly On his first arrival, the pretty Adeline, morning, about four weeks after, he was whose expectations and curiosity had found dead. He was laid by the side of been excited in the highest degree, had him whom he so faithfully served. expressed herself rather disappointed :
0. S. there was a chilling hauteur about him
which she could not at all understand,
but in a short time this wore away, and STUDENT OF HEIDELBURG. Adeline began partly to coincide with (For the Parterre.)
her mother's opinion, in thinking him
very agreeable, and partly to go rather In the year 1794, the University of farther than Madame Hartmann had done, Heidelburg differed but little from that in finding him a very handsome young of the present day, save in point of numbers; the same mixture of ranks and Mr. Karl became at length to be so classes, and the same swaggering half- much considered as one of the family, military looking personages, pipe in that in any invitations to madame and mouth, were then, as now, to be seen at her daughter, he was always included, all times parading the principal streets. and never failed of accompanying them,
and became elsewhere as great a favourite about a wife, and he much doubted as with Madame Hartmann.
whether such a thing had ever been I believe it to be a general rule with thought of_and even had it been in all narrators of “ Historiettes,” never to contemplation, he was tolerably sure that allow a young couple to become domi- much as he might admire the charms, ciled under the same roof without en- the elegance and disposition of Adeline, gendering the tender passion, and I mean his father would not consider them as shortly, in a work of fiction, boldly to sufficient, without the balance were strike out a new reading for myself; but equipoised by rank and wealth. at the present time, as I have to do with If Karl, or even the pretty Adeline stubborn facts, I must be content to jog had been slow in discovering the growth on in the old-fashioned way, and admit of their affections, Madame Hartmann that there was some truth in the surmises had been somewhat quicker; she had had of an attachment existing between Mr. experience in these matters, and could Karl and the pretty Adeline; and per- understand the various little incidents, haps it was not so wonderful that such which, unheeded by the parties themshould be the case,--all things consi- selves, speak volumes to a careful and dered,- for Adeline was, in honest truth, interested observer ; and as a wise and a remarkably pretty girl, with a some- prudent mother ought to do, she deemed thirg so piquante and lively about her, it right, before matters went too far, to that you were lured away by her fascina. know something more about Mr. Karl tions, ere you had time altogether to Leibetz: it was true Mr. Reisthan had make up your mind that you were doing stated his family to be of the highest anything more than considering her as respectability, and that he was instructed a very agreeable sort of a person. As for to honour his drafts to any amount;Mr. Karl, I can't, as an honest historian, all that might be very well, as far as their quite agree with Adeline, in saying he original position was concerned, but was very handsome. He was quiet in his something more she thought ought to be manners, elegant in his appearance, and known, as matters seemed to be taking a particularly attentive as to the make and different turn. So one day, finding the arrangement of his dress; in fact, it opportunity of making up some accounts appeared as if he embodied in a German with Mr. Reisthans to be very conveniperson, that in England we generally ent, she stated at once what were her believed (at least before Prince Puckler suspicions, and begged to know who and Muskau taught us otherwise), to be only what the elder Mr. Leibetz might be. found as belonging to an English gen- The worthy banker seemed somewhat tleman.
posed at such a downright question, for It was not until some time had elapsed he stared at Madame through his specthat Mr. Karl, finding himself extremely tacles as if she had been a newly-discoannoyed by the attentions of a pro- vered error in his ledger, but the scrutiny vokingly handsome puppy towards Mam- was unsatisfactory, for the lady had selle Adeline, began to question himself screwed up her countenance in the most as to why, he felt so much irritated, and determined manner; and, like Brutus, then it occurred to him in the strongest she paused for a reply. manner possible, suddenly as it were, “This is an awkward business, mawithout any mental train of reasoning, dame,” rejoined the banker. that he was in love. Now the first thing « An awkward business !” responded we do, after discovering that we are the lady, in surprise. thus caught, is to wonder at our stupidity “ Very." in not sooner being aware of it, because, “I really don't understand you, Mr. should circumstances or necessity render Reisthans.” it advisable, we may have an opportunity “ I am sorry for it, madame; but to of quietly backing out before matters are explain. It is a pity your daughter carried too far, and in Karl's case, he should love Mr. Karl, and it is a pity clearly saw that he was too far advanced Mr. Karl should be enamoured of the to be able to retreat,-- however much young lady, because there can be no stern necessity might point out the pru- marriage in the case. dence of such a step. In consulting “What,” screamed the astonished with himself, he could only see one great mother, “not marry my daughter !" obstacle that presented itself-his father “ Perfectly out of the question.” in sending him to Heidelburg, and spe- “ Is he married already?” cifying the various acquirements neces- Certainly not.” sary for his son, had never said a word • Then what is there to prevent him."
« He has a father."
rotation, she felt a passing tremor of the « Doubtless."
moment, but the gracious bow of the “ And his father is
sovereign instantly reassured her, and « What?"
she raised her eyes until they met those “ Why, madame, I am not exactly at of the king, when to her no small surliberty to explain; but as a friend to prise and astonishment; she recognized yourself and family, believe me when Mr. Karl Leibetz;. it appeared the reÍ say, it is quite impossible that a mar- cognition was mutual, but the king, riage can, under any circumstances, take looking around, and pressing his finger place; therefore I would advise you, as on his lips; to prevent any breach of soon as possible, to put a stop to this court etiquette, she merely bowed and courting.'
passed on. The banker looked so serious, and What were the precise results of this madame knew him so well for a matter eclaircissement," I know not, or even of fact personage, that she determined whether Madame explained to her huson following his advice';. therefore, on band: the circumstances of her: “preher return home, without much circum- mieres amours,” but I believe not, for locution, she stated her mind pretty the worthy Mr. Reiter was often heard freely. - Mr. Karl hummed and had to congratulate himself on the lucky like a man who had a great deal to say; chance which had led him to carry on but did not know exactly how to explain his business at Munich, since he had himself ; ' but, madame cut the matter prospéred even beyond his most sanguine extremely short, i by stating that, as a hopes.
J: M. B. mother, anxious for the welfare and peace of mind of;her daughter, she was desirous of preventing her affections being irrevocably.fixed where the object WISE WOMEN OF MUNGRET. of them was altogether beyond her reach, and if perfectly agreeable to: Mr. Karl Leibetz, his absence alone, would bring ABOUT two miles west of the city of about so desirable an object.
Limerick is an inconsiderable ruin, called Mr. Karl looked very angry, and tried Mungret. This ruin is all that remains
pos e; but madame remained of a monastic establishment, said to bave firm, and the result was his departure contained within its walls six churches, from Heidelburg on the following day. and, exclusive of scholars, fifteen hundred
The pretty Adeline pined for some monks. An anecdote is related of this time for the loss of her companion, but priory which is worth preserving, because as time wore on and as neither he nor it gave rise to a proverbial expression, retidings of him ever reached her after- tained in the country to the present day, wards, she gradually began to listen to "as wise as the women of Mungret.". the addresses of a young merchant, A deputation was sent from the college at named Reiter; and though he wanted Cashel to this famous seminary at Munthe grace, ease, and dignity of Mr. Karl, gret, in order to try their skill in the lanyet the match was so desirable, and the guages.
The heads of the house of young man ‘só agreeable, that she at Mungret were somewhat alarmed, lest length consented to become Madame their scholars should receive a defeat, Reiter.
and their reputation be lessened, they Time wore away, and some few years therefore thought of a most humorous passed on, Madame Reiter having fol- expedient to prevent the contest, which lowed the prosperous fortunes of her succeeded to their wishes. They habited husband, who had finally settled at Mu- some of their young students like women, nich; as they were but recently arrived and some of the monks like peasants, in with the intention of permanently resid. which dresses they walked a few miles to ing at the Bavarian court, it was neces- meet the strangers, at some distance from sary that they should be presented. each other. When the Cashel professors
The important day being arrived, approached and asked any question about found Madame Reiter arrayed in all the the distance of Mungret, or the time of splendour of a court dress, and plumes day, they were constantly answered in “en suite," and looking more blooming Greek or Latin ; which occasioned them and handsome than ever ; and the ad- to hold a conference, and determine not miration of the crowd of courtiers wait- to expose themselves at a place where even ing their turn for presentation. When the women and peasants could speak *her name was announced as the next in Greek and Latin.
OF FICTION, POETRY, HISTORY, AND GENERAL LITERATURE.
BY HORACE GUILFORD.
ROMANCE THE SECOND,
MANORIAL ARCHIVES. little tavern at the shady village of Red
mire, detain the knight ; the Peacock
sign over its sunny porch, its bay win(For the Parterre).
dow, its oak-beained and stone-flagged parlour, its massive elmine settle, and
its well-garnished beaufet, allured the THE SCOURGED PAGE.
evening traveller in vain.
On, on, fared horse and horseman into
the beautiful bosom of Wensley dale; and (Concluded from page 298.)
when the solemn form of Bolton castle
arose before them, the sun was just In an hour afterwards, he of the sun
mantling his gigantic towers with occi
dental gold. flower was seen to ride slowly and unat
Why! what Anakim tended, down the street by the castle
Must onr baronial ancestors have been, walls, across the bridge over the Swale, Since for their ancient siege and thronedom, and up the woody steep of the opposite
Less than a moulded mountain might suffice. A long range of dreary moor-land now This embattled palace of the Scroops, received Sir Angelo and his gallant barb; the glory of Wensley dale, fills and even .but they pricked briskly across it. overpowers the mind by its prodigious
Unheeded was the magnificent view grandeur of dimension, and the extreme from Scatterick Head, into Preston Scaur, simplicity of its design. barricaded by the broad Penhill. Un- If you were to be asked about Bolton noticed was that long declivity which, castle, and answered that there were four like a shifted scene at a theatre, so ma.. square walls, flanked by four square gically changes the wide purple heath, towers - and nothing else, you would for dark turfy lanes, immured between have said the truth.
But what towers, high banks, enamelled with flowers, and and what walls !-Semiramis might have sepulchred in foliage. Nor did the
• Old Fragments.