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hope of his appearance. If the night soon as Mimili saw him, she sprung into was dark, cold, or unpleasant, she would his arms, and exclaimed, “ you are come place a light in the casement, as a at last!” and became senseless. She was beacon for his welcome; and would pre- laid on her bed, and for a time it was pare a gown of furs, or slippers, made thought that the vital spark had flown; from the warm skins of the chamois, as till she partially revived, and to the joy if in expectation of his requiring them. and surprise of all, she spoke less wildly, When her father beheld these things, and more intelligibly. when he saw the poor girl that was so It appeared that Eugene had been left lately bounding, lively and free, the hap- for dead on the field, and there had his piest of the happy, now wild, woe-begone, uniform and valuables taken from his and dying; his aged heart felt a pang person : he had, however, been but that fully counterbalanced all the felicity stunned by the force of his fall; and of his former years.

when he came to himself, found he was But this stab of melancholy could not in a waggon, among a multitude of inlast long, it had evidently made too valids, all of whom were great an inroad in the sufferer's frame, soldiers. It was evident his rank was and her father was hourly in expectation unknown, and by his remaining in a of seeing this child of his bope carried delirious fever for a considerable time, he to her last home before him ; who, he had was unable to undeceive them. During hoped, when his mortal pilgrimage was this period the news of his death was over, would have watered the Aowers industriously propagated, and he saw, over his grave with the tears of filial himself, his name among the list of affection.

slain. Upon his recovery he was taken It was late one spring evening, just to Paris, after he had dispatched mes such another as that on which Mimili sengers to Switzerland, which from some first saw Eugene, that a loud knocking accident never 'arrived at their destina

at the outer gate was heard. Mimili, in- tion: by degrees, however, he recovered • Auenced by the beauty of the evening, his strength, and was able to undertake

shad removed from her couch, and was the journey himself. enjoying the vernal air, evidently under Mimili, to the joy and delight of all, the impression it would be but for a short recovered her senses, and, before the time. The old man opened the door, probationary year had expired, was the and a figure wrapt up in a military cloak, happy wife of her heart's choice. Eugene and on horseback, demanded admittance. still lives with his father-in-law, who yet The heart-broken father went to his side, remains in his meridian vigour, and is and to his unutterable astonishment hé the happy grand-father of three fine beheld Eugene. The inhabitants of children, who, with their beloved mother, these mountains, from their wildness and comprise the SOLDIER'S REWARD. romantic influence, are naturally super.stitious ; and poor old Gerald thought

MARY M'CLEOD. at the moment, that the spirit of death,

“O'er thee the secret shaft under the form of Eugene, had come to That wastes at midnight, or the andreaded claim his bride, and he trembled vioJently, till Eugene sprung from his Of noon, flies harmless ; and that very voice horse, and by a truly filial embrace, con

Which thunders terror through the guilty

heart, vinced the good old man he was flesh With tongues of Seraphs whispers peace to and blood. No time was made for ex. planation be instantly asked for Mimili. The wisdom of the Persian adage Gerald only replied by bursting into Begin nothing of which thou hast not tears. Eugene found his utterance well considered the end,' need not be choaked, till he falteringly asked, whether illustrated better than by the catastrophe she was dead? “ No, worse than dead. of the following melancholy story, in The report of your death drove her dis- which the eloquence of Sterne could tracted.” Eugene was quite overcome, hardly be required to render its termi-this calamity was the least expected. nation additionally appalling ;-fiction When he was in some degree recovered, need not lend her aid to render the Gerald consulted with him as to the best colouring more attractively impressive. means of introducing him his

It was hardly possible to imagine the daughter : he told him the circumstance 'existence of a more amiable spirit than of her invariably expecting him, and that which actuated the conduct of the thought the best course to pursile would charming Mary M'Cleod. The circle of be to mention that he had arrived. This friends which had assembled at the house was accordingly done, and Eugene with of her uncle, at Lubec, in Danish Pomctrembling steps entered the room. As rania, was composed of rather a large

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family circle of the youth of both sexes, a spectacle, under such circumstances, and they formed a constellation of no could give rise to. Upon this scene, ordinary interest; for there was more arranged by an unfortunate concurrence than one youthful Tyro of the number, of events, as if laid out by the hand of a of acknowledged talents, and yet none demon, beamed the bright eye of Mary whose acquired principles could render M'Cleod, as she awoke from a dream the fondest parent solicitous to prevent fell like the sparkling eye of an angel the object of its affections from being hovering over chaos. The shock was too blasted by its contagious influence. exquisitely horrible to be endured; her Amid all their dancing and revelry-in fine spirits could not withstand the the deepest warmth of sparkling dispu- blow; and but a few minutes sufficed to tation-Mary M'Cleod always held a convert the soaring spirit of her, whose foremost rank; and, without intruding wit had lately abashed even the most berself forward as the arbitress of any presumptuous, into that wild horror. other person's opinion, she in reality stricken essence, which directed the wild gave a tone to that of the whole for motions of a beauteons unfortunate those who could not be convinced by the maniac, strength of her reasoning, were always Listen, said the wife of the worthy ready to adınire the manner in which it host, a physician of long practice in the was delivered, and were always willing most benevolent of the sciences Listen to believe that her eyes said less than her to that curious, long-continued laugh! other arguments.

it is surely the laugh of your favourite, Boasting, one evening, how little she Mary M'Cleod! In a few moments all the was subjeet to the impressions of fear, it inmates of the house were assembled at was resolved, by her thoughtless juvenile the door of the room, which contained associates, that an attempt should be the beauteous form from whence this made to expose what they considered wild laughing emanated; it päused for a vanity in the extreme. With this view, few moments, and then again proceeded after some consultation, they resolved to -again it ceased, and all became silent introduce into her bed a portion of a as the grave. Again the laugh went on human skeleton, with its head reclining -no entreaties could stop it—all quesupon a pillow, imagining that, when the tions passed away unheeded. It sounds, unfortunate subject of this memoir should said one of the servants, as if it was undraw the curtains of her bed, an approaching the window. This suggesinvoluntary scream would expose that tiou roused the weeping energy of the even her fears could be easily worked worthy doctor : he hastily burst open npon. They listened, when she had the door, and rushed into the room; but retired from the dance, with no ordinary his benevolence came too late, for the silence; but for such an exclamation unfortunate subject of the story had they listened in vain; no scream-not precipitated herself to the ground, and the least sound was heard ;--the light of was borne back, by her agonized comthe lamp, too, was extinguished, after a panions, more dead than alive. The seemingly long interval, and all was doctor soon foresaw that the injury she apparently buried in a profound, uninter- had received would render all care userupted silence. Concluding, therefore, less-death had marked her for his own. that the fearless maiden had seen the The incessant care, however, which was skull, and removed it in silence, they bestowed upon her, brought her from a retired with some little disappointment state of torpor to some little feeling. at the ill success of the plan they had Her half-dead attendants had yet a hope laid to alarm her. In truth, Mary for the best; but death came on apace M'Cleod had not seen the horrid spec. -no balm could cure an injured frame, tacle; she reposed in the same bed with whose angelic spirit was, if possible, still a human skull, totally ignorant of the more dreadfully wounded-her days of presence of so appalling a sight, and suffering were therefore few; and on slept as sound as innocence always will, the morning in which she fled into the in peace by its side. The moon rising field where folly never riots, the bright during the night, shed its rays through spark of reason returned to her yet once the window of her room, full upon the again-all ber powers of mind came back head of the skeleton, presenting an object with renewed strength; and calling barely visible to the eye, and for that around her the weeping groupe, with reason more horridly awful than lan- whom she had parted a few evenings beguage could attempt to describe, more fore, she begged of them to forget her especially as there were no objects dis. fate, as completely as she forgave those tinctly present to the eye which could who were the unintentional cause of her dispel any dreadful illusion which such death. Do not imagine, said the retiring

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angcldo not for one moment believe given against her by James I., but to this tbat I am sorry that the period is come award she had never submitted. On the when I shall be set free from a pilgrim- death of her uncle and his son, the forage which might, perhaps, have ended tudes reverted to her, increased by the still more unfortunately, and might not late jointures she had obtained by her have afforded so useful an example of marriages. Having sketched a plan for the dangers of working upon the fears of her future life, she retired to the north, any one; nor should I have been so determined for the future to spend her tried, had not my vanity laid claim to income on her own estates. Five noble what no one ever possessed a total castles bad in ancient times belonged to absence of all fear. In all future periods, the earls of Cumberland, which, during amid the gay scenes of life, when anger the civil wars, had been much injured, shalt prompt you, may you recollect to and suffered to fall to decay. The counforgive others as Mary M'Cleod forgave tess, on coming to the possession of her you; and if ever my spirit shall be estates, determined to repair the fordeputed again to visit the earth, I shall, tresses of her ancestors. This design perhaps, be that very attendant spirit, was completed in the years 1657 and who, at that very moment, will bring 1658. back to your recollection the fate of When Cromwell was at the head of Mary M'Cleod.

the state, his usurpations and hypocrisy

inspired the countess with an aversion ANECDOTES OF CELEBRATED she took no pains to conceal. Her WOMEN.No. III.

friends, aware of the jealous temper of LADY ANN CLIFFORD,

the usurper, advised her to be less lavish

in building, hinting that there was cause Countess of Dorset, Pembroke, & Montgomery. to fear that her castles would be no

ANN, daughter and heiress of George sooner rebuilt, than orders would be Clifford, third earl of Cumberland, was sent to demolish them. « Let him," born January 30th, 1589, at Skipton replied the high-spirited lady,“ destroy Castle in Craven. Her father died when them if he will; he shall surely find, that she was only ten years

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as often as he destroys, I will rebuild loss. was supplied to her by the care and them, while he leaves me a shilling in my attention of an excellent mother, a pocket.” daughter of the earl of Bedford ; who, On another occasion, she manifested uided by her aunt, the countess of War- her high spirit, and contempt of Cromwick, superintended her education. Mr. well. In receiving her rights, by the Samuel Daniel, a poet and historian, was misconduct or negligence of her uncle, by these ladies appointed preceptor to she had been involved in a tedious lawtheir charge, who, under his tuition, suit. Cromwell, informed of the affair made a considerable progress in literary by the opposite party, offered his mediaattainments.

tion, which was by the lady haughtily Lady Ann, in 1609, married the earl refused : “ Wbat !” said she, “ does he of Dorset, a gallant and accomplished suppose that I, whoʻrefused to submit to nobleman, with whom she lived fifteen King James the First, will submit to years. By his death, in 1624, she was him?" Whether from respect to her left a widow with two daughters. She character, or from tbe ivfluence of her was shortly after attacked by the small numerous friends, the protector showed pox, from which, after imminent danger, no resentment on these occasions : the she escaped with life, but with the loss castles and estates of the countess reof beauty. Six years after the death of mained uninjured. The aversion to "her first husband, she gave her hand to Cromweil appears not to have origithe earl of Pembroke and Montgomery. nated only from party; for, being pressed What could induce Lady Ann to form a by her friends to appear at court after connection with a man so worthless, the Restoration, she testified'an unquathere is no account: it is certain that, lified dislike to the spirit of the governfor nearly twenty years, her life was ment of Charles. “ By no means will 'embittered by his dissolute conduct, till, I go to court,” replied she, “ unless I in 1649, his death relieved her from so may be allowed to wear blinkers.” Anunworthy a connection. About this other instance of her independent spirit period she became possessed of an ample is worthy of being recorded. Sir J. Wild fortune: her succession to the Clifford liamson, when secretary of state to estates, on the death of her father, had Charles the Second, named to the counbeen contested by an uncle, who inhe- tess, in a letter, a candidate for the rited the title, and an award had been borough of Appleby. Disdaining to be

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dictated to, on such an occasion, she from many contentions. A lesser in returned the following laconic and spi- stance, after those already mentioned, rited reply:

may serve as an example. « I have been bullied by an usurper; Among the tenants on her estate, it I have been neglected by a court; but i was an annual custom, after paying their will not be dictated to by a subject. rents, to present a boon-hen, as it was Your man sha'n't stand.

called, which was always considered a “ Ann Dorset, Pembroke, and just claim, and the perquisite of the Montgomery."

steward. A rich clothier from Halifax, The churches belonging to the villages whose name was Murgatroyd, having on her estates having been beaten down, taken a tenement near Skipton, was or converted to other purposes, she re called upon by the steward for his boonpaired and rebuilt them. The expences hen. This he refused to pay: the counin building were estimated at forty thou- tess, therefore, commenced a suit against sand pounds. She divided the year into him, which, both parties being alike periods, residing in turn at each of her inflexible, was carried to a great length. castles; thus superintending the whole of The countess established her claim at the her estates, and carrying blessings in her expence of two hundred pounds. When train. The patroness of the distressed, the affair was decided, she invited the her ear and her heart were ever open to defendant to dinner: the hen was served their complaints, none implored relief up as a first dish. - “Come, sir," said the from her in vain. To occasional acts of countess, drawing it towards her, “let beneficence she added permanent endow. us now be friends, since you allow the. ments; among which, she founded two hen to be served at my table; let us, if hospitals.

you please, divide it between us." By the side of the road between Pen The understanding of this lady had rith and Appleby, appears an affecting received considerable cultivation. It monument of her filial gratitude. On was humourously said of her, by Dr. this spot, she had last parted with her Donn, “ that she knew how to converse beloved mother; a separation she was on all subjects, from predestination to accustomed to recal to mind with tender slea-silk.” sorrow, and in commemoration of which

Her manner of living was simple, and she erected a pillar, its base a stone with regard to herself almost parsitable, known in the county by the name monious : abstemious in her diet, sbe of the Countess's Pillar, on which were was accustomed to boast that she had engraven her arms, a sun-dial, and the scarcely ever tasted wine or physie. following inscription--" This pillar was Her dress in the latter part of her life erected in 1656, by Ann countess dow. was a close habit of black serge. ager of Pembroke, as a memorial of her Her rational and exemplary life was last parting in this place from Margaret extended to an advanced period : she countes3 dowager of Cumberland, her survived her second husband 26 years, good and pious mother ; April 2d, 1616.” a blessing and an ornament to the In memory whereof, she hath left an country in which she resided ; and ex annuity of four pounds, to be distributed pired ht her castle in Brougham, March to the poor of the parish of Brougham, 23, 1675, in the 86th year of her age. every second day of April, for ever, upon She was interred at Appleby, in a vault the stone table hard by.—Laus Deo. she had constructed during her life-time. The establishment of the countess

Maccorded with ber liberal mind : her ser

• A sort of untwisted silk used in embroidery. vants were the children of her tenants, who, if they behaved well, were sure of a provision : to her women, when they REFLECTIONS ON VIEWING THE married, she gave small portions. She FUNERAL OF LORD BYRON. was a lover of learning, and a patroness What now to thee are riches, honours, birth? of learned men: in gratitude to her Whát that thou seem'd a blazing star on earth? tutor, she erected à monument to his That, meteor-like, thy transient glories shone?

We look'd we gaz'd-and, lo! the light was memory at Beckington, Somersetshire.

gone! She also raised a monument to Spenser. So comets pass is bright eccentric sphere,

Her prudence in the management of But are forbidden long continuance here. her affairs was exemplary; and her eco Such were my musings, as the funeral nomy and exactness were the support of procession with the remains of the late a generosity worthy of the name; yet Lord Byron rested at a house for refreshshe defended her rights with a spirit and ments in Kentish Town yesterday. The firmness which doubtless preserved her,' pomp of death, the train of relations and in those fluctuating and relaxed times, mourners, and some of “the mockery of

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woe," had left the painful charge to a and bis shoulders slouch, and his hair few domestics, and those necessary as grow long to be gathered into a heavy sistants, whom business makes callous to pigtail; but when full dressed, he prides any serious reflections over their melan- himself on a certain gentility of toe; ou choly duties. A casual spectator of the a white stocking and a natty shoe, issuing last honours due to the dead, usually lightly out of the flowing blue trowser. drops a tear to the memory of the de, His arms are neutral, hanging and parted, or heaves one conscientious pang swinging in a curve aloof; his hands, on the recollection that such must, bye half open, look as if they had just been and bye, close his own career. Here handling ropes, and had no object in life was excited uncommon interest : a plain but to handle them again. He is proud hearse, with only black ornaments, car of appearing in a new hat and slops, ried the body; a coach followed with the with a Belcher handkerchief flowing coronet, and a coffin containing the urn, loosely round his neck, and the corner of in which was enclosed the heart of Lord another out of his pocket. Thus equip. Byron-that heart which has bled for ped, with pinchbeck buckles in his shoes thousands ! Hundreds Aocked to the (which he bought for gold) he puts some side of the coach to spatch a view of the tobacco in his mouth, not as if he were appalling repository, as the driver opened going to use it directly, but as if he the door; it was covered with crimson stuffed it in a pouch on one side, as a velvet. “O, in mercy, let me touch it !" pelican does fish, to employ it hereafter : exclaimed a female voice, which betrayed and so, with Bet Monson at his side, and a deep feeling: “for mercy's sake, let perhaps a cane or whanghee twisted under me but touch it!” Her request was his other arm, sallies forth to take pos. granted, and many followed her example. session of all Lubberland.

He buys The Italian favourite drew my next at every thing that he comes athwartztention : I could but look with emotion nuts, gingerbread, apples, shoe-strings, on that faithful servant, who had de. beer, brandy, gin, buckles, knives, a servedly merited the esteem of such a watch, (two if he has money enough) master; I could but gaze on one who gówns and handkerchiefs for Bet, and his had heard his last sigh, and, perhaps, mother and sisters, dozens of “ Superknew, better than any third person, the fine Best Men's Cotton Stockings," real and established principles of him dozens of “Superfine Best Women's who has raised so many surmises. Cotton Ditto," best good Check for Alas! in justification of the character of Shirts (though he has too much already), such a man, it is much to be regretted, infinite needles and thread (to sew his that a narrative from his own pen, which trowsers with some day), à footman's scorned to dissemble, should have been laced hat, bear's grease to make his hair torn from an enquiring world. In my grow (by way of joke) several sticks, humble opinion, it would have erased all sorts of Jew articles, a flute (wbich prejudice, and left a picture, with fewer he can't play, and never intends), a leg spots and blemishes, than its destroyers of mutton which he carries somewhere to with us to believe. Why sacrifice the roast, and for a piece of which the landillustrious memory of the departed to lord of the Ship makes him pay twice the feelings of the humbler survivors! what he gave for the whole ;-in short, The motive is felt by many, very'many, all that money can be spent upon, with deep regret..

which is every thing but medicine July 13th.

C. gratis ; and this he would insist on pay

ing for. He would buy all the painted

parrots on an Italian's head, on purpose THE SAILOR ON SHORE.

to break them, rather than not spend his The first object of the seaman on land- money. He has fiddles and a dance at ing is to spend his money: but his first the Ship, with oceans of flip and grog ; sensation is the strange firmness of the and gives the blind fidler tobacco for earth, which he goes treading in a sort of sweetmeats, and half-a-crown for treado heavy light way, half waggoner and half ing on his toe. He asks the landlady, dancing-master, his shoulders rolling, with a sigh, after her daughter Nance, and his feet touching and going; the who first fired his heart with her silk same way, in short, in which he keeps stockings; and finding she is married himself prepared for all the rolling and in trouble, leaves five crowns for chances of the vessel, when on deck. her ; which the old lady appropriates as There is always, to us, this appearance part payment for a shilling in advance. of lightness of foot and heavy strength of He goes to the port playhouse with Bet upper works in a sailor. And he feels Monson, and a great red handkerchief it himself. He lets his jacket fly open, full of apples, gingerbread nuts, aud

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