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covering of lead upon the heart. You feel versal instruction were to work together and our offering an opinion either on its merits, that there are near you beings who must breathe ripen for a whole people ;-a vast focus, whose or the probability of its success. We shall painfully, who must be stifled for want of air. therefore confine ourselves to an extract-to
rays, diverging on all sides, would have shed Those houses, dark, lofty, silent, and gloomy, light and splendour over France. The Conventhe simple statement that the three volumes affright you. Did you ever picture yourself, tion had great conceptions--conceptions stampcontain thirty papers and to the following when you have thought of those ancient cities ed in the mint of genius, and which soared high, explanation given in the preface :
destroyed by fire or sword-did you ever fancy | when they did not dash themselves against scaf* In the selection which the translator has yourself wandering, alone, through a deserted folds and carcasses. There is something sublime made, he has been solely influenced by the con
town, long and funereal—a carcass-town, whose in all that it has imagined-in all that it has sideration of what papers were most likely to
blood is congealed, and whose breath has gone done,- for all is imposing about the roar of a interest the English reader. With the names
out? You look around, and behold! no one!- volcano! Founded by liberty, the Ecole Normale of some so selected, the public may be already You open your mouth, yet dare not call, for rose with it, and with it, afterwards declined; familiar, from the notices which have, from there is no echo to answer you, and the silence until, in 1822, the Jesuits drove it from the Rue time to time, as the original volumes were pub- which is around startles you !-Even such is the
des Postes, and the Pères de la Foi made a lished, appeared in the Athenæum. It will, impression which the Rue des Postes has often
seminary of it for the education of priests. however, be found, on examination, that the produced on me, when I have wandered, in the Perhaps there is scarcely any one of our monuillustrative extracts given in that Journal, fre- evenings of the long winter nights, into this ments which has not, like the Ecole Normale, quently did not amount to a third, a fifth, and street, reached by no sound, -not even that of had its vicissitudes and its phases ;-at one often not to a tenth of the original paper. Of the distant hackney.coach, or the near foot pas- time sacred, at another profane,-impious with many, not one line has appeared before. senger. In the day-time, occasionally, the mo
the republic, sacred with the restoration, glo“ Occasionally, and where the translator notonous and cracked voice of the beggar, who | rious with the empire. Witness the Saintethought that others, from congeniality of taste wails in concert with the whine of his dog, Généviève-Panthéon, and the Panthéon-Sainteand feeling, might better catch and transfer the breaks solitarily the stillness of the place. From Généviève,-and witness a thousand others. peculiar spirit of the original, he requested, time to time, a devotee, wrapped in her mantle Witness the Temple of Glory dreamt by Napoand has received, the support of literary friends, and hood, --or a priest, with a saturnine eye leon, and which, under the restoration, is once whose names would do honour to the publica and robe of black, --flings, in passing, a few more the Madeleine. There is in that very tion, if he were at liberty to mention them.” sous into the hat of the mendicant, --who inter- building the entire summary of an era, with its The following is a translation by one of while his dog has raised its head, as if to gaze scarcely an edifice, or a house of moderate an
rupts his lamentations to mutter his thanks, character and its colouring ; - and there is the literary friends here referred to.
upon the benefactor of its master ;-and then, tiquity, in Paris, which has not a history of The Rue des Postes.
the dog and the beggar renew their march and France written on its stones. As for the Ecole “ At some time or other, quitting the living
their melody. It is especially on Sunday that Normale, it is now an hospital, -—a fair comproquarters and bazaars of outre-Seine, it may have
this may be seen ;-for, on that day, the Rue mise between the school and the seminary. been your lot to climb the narrow and filthy of the tomb. Sunday is its great day,—its day of crowd of convents which swarm in the Rue des
des Postes is alive,-on that day it has come out And, close to the ancient school, and amid the streets of the ancient Rue Saint-Jacques, as far as the church of Sainte-Généviève, revolution
resurrection. From all the neighbouring streets Postes, like emmets in an ant-hill, there is one arily called the Panthéon.
arrive, and discharge themselves into this, pro- of which I have a few words to say, because they " The Rue des Postes is hard by. In fact take cessions of old women who come to sing or hear
present at once a picture and a history. two steps beyond the Panthéon, -cross the Rue their masses and their vespers in the convents;
“ In the year 1831, a friend proposed to me, de l'Estrapade, (where Diderot lived, -Diderot,
-for the Rue des Postes is the holy street, the whose encyclopedic head was like an emporium is a kind of emporium of sacristies and chapels;
one day, to accompany him to the Convent of consecrated street, the street of benediction. It
the 'Dames Sainte-****,' where he was going of all human knowledge,)-fix yourself on the
to see his sister. • Is your sister pretty?' said I. place which owes its name to the ancient puthere are enough of them for the whole neigh
- She is well enough, and is in the company nishment known under the title of the estrabourhood, -enough for a whole world !- The
of those who are much better.' He lied, the pade,'....on the very spot, if you will, where Convent des Dames Saint-Augustin,' 'des
brother; but he spoke of his sister like an inrose the gibbet, and look straight before you. Dames Saint-Thomas,' des Dames Ursulines,'
different or a blind man; which seems to be That long narrow street, which descends, gloomy l'Adoration Perpétuelle du Saint Sacrement,' world which is more careless, more boorish, or des Dames de la Visitation.' 'des Dames de
natural enough,-for I know nothing in the
des Filles de l'Immaculée Conception,' de la
more bearish, than a brother towards a young
and des Filles de Bonne Volonté,' (jesting apart, husband. Be that as it may, I went to the con, sides ;-—there is nothing to be seen,-nothing and without any guilty or indecent allusion!)
vent, attracted as much by the veiled and hooded but closed doors and darkened windows. The “ Each of these has its chapel, its sacristan, faces of the recluses, as by a desire to examine street resembles a draft-board, with all its and its abbé, with its frequenters and its parti- the interior of a nunnery. squares black. Here and there, small openings zans; and the contest is, which shall have the “On arriving at the gate, we pulled a bell, in form of loop-holes, afford a narrow passage, most,-for there are rivalry and emulation in whose echoing sound rung through the air, like which they seem to grudge, to the day-beam - sacred things as well as in profane ; and the a duck which screams and claps its wings. We and give one the impression of bei before *Ladies Saint-Augustin' are very jealous of the retreated a few steps, fearful of having alarmed fortress. Further on, bars of iron, which inter- 1 Daughters of the Visitation' -- as the theatre of the neighbourhood; we intended to have rung a
private bell, and we found we had got hold of a rubbing his hands, and laughing in his sleeve, 1 and life for a shroud of decrepitude and death, steeple one. At the noise which we made, an announced in a whisper to the assembly, that she said to her quietly, Do it not, my girl! old woman in spectacles, and with a bent frame, the Prussians had entered into France, with my child, do it not! They will entice you, but half opened a little grated hole, pierced like an twelve hundred thousand men, supported by be resolute, you understand me--say, 'No! eye in the middle of the door, and called by the fifteen hundred thousand Austrians, and eighi. Then she rubbed her hands, and smiled in satisGermans was ist das,--that is, what is it?'- teen hundred thousand Russians. Thank God faction. Poor mother ! it was her little ven. The old portress thrust her nose through it, like for the news! Where did you learn that, Mr. geance ;-these were her reprisals. an old ape through the bars of its cage, and Churchwarden?'—'I read it in the newspaper.' “ You will readily suppose, after all this, that with a cracked voice, put that very question- _Then it is true,-and we are saved!
there was open war between Madame de B • What is it? what do you want?'- My sister,' "The other party had for its head Madame and Madame L- It was as if two hostile replied my companion, and the gates of the con- L-, an elderly lady, formerly an inhabitant of camps had divided the convent under their res vent were opened before him; and shortly after- Amiens, who came to the convent for the sole spective banners. The abbé, the sacristan, the wards, his sister made her appearance in the purpose of being near her daughter,-her only bell-ringer, and the beadle, the old women and parlour. She was a young girl of fifteen, lively daughter, eighteen years of age, beautiful as the devotees, were for Madame de B~; the and sportive like her age, with a playful aspect love, who has been educated by priests, and young girls and the good folks generally
, for and an enchanting smile. Her little compact whom they have inspired with the determination Madame L- There was discord in Para. figure rendered her small and slender enough to to take the veil, and shut herself up in a cloister. dise, -the saints were at war, there was ri. be taken between a couple of fingers, while her Inspiration of a vampire, which whispers suicide valry, there was schism. For my own share, I liveliness gave her a lightness which would have to a child, murder to a young girl!--Barbarous was of the party of Nina; in my quality of inescaped out of those fingers themselves. She Vandalism, which cuts off the flower from its truder, I found it at once the gayest and wisest. was a little romp, with a laughing eye and fair stalk, removes it from the air, and from the sun, “ But Christmas-day was at hand, and that hair;-a young girl about to be a woman, and and from the dew, to hide it in a dungeon, and was a great day for the convent. There was who was yet a child. The moment she saw us then bids it wither and perish in the dark ! great anxiety to celebrate worthily the birth of she sprung towards us, embraced her brother, “ In vain her fond mother has striven to en- our Saviour ;-there was great anxiety, above and then paused, as if she were not quite certain lighten her; in vain has she clasped her knees
, to have a manger and an infant richer and whether she ought, also, to embrace me or not.
implored and wept over her. The daughter handsomer than all the others of the neighI was prepared to meet the sweet girl half way, remains deaf;-one sole idea enchains her, and bourhood. That was the grand object-che and relieve her from her embarrassment, when that idea prevails with her even over the tears supreme interest. In pursuance of which, for a her brother said, presenting me, This gentle of a mother. And, yet, that young girl is sur- fortnight previously, all quarters were ransacked man is my friend.'--His friend !-his friend !- prisingly beautiful. There is something un- for embroideries, toys, tinsel, and finery. The the young girl paused, and embraced me not.
speakably sweet in her full dark eye, which convent was a complete clothes-warehouse—the The blockhead of a brother! His friend! the
looks towards heaven with the expression of an nuns were milliners and dress-makers. The assassin !-His friend! That single word was
archangel. Her rich, black eyebrows are pen- holy place might have been mistaken for a shop a stab to me;-I bear him malice for it yet!- cilled on her pale forehead with wonderful grace. in the Rue Vivienne. Everybody was busy
“The young girl's name was Nina. “Since There is eloquence, there is poetry, there is about the crib ;-a new surplice was made for the gentleman is your friend,' said she to her something religious and sublime in her whole the curate, and fresh hangings for the chapel. brother, you must bring him with you to see appearance. It is the finest portrait of the I offered, as representative of the infant, a little the ladies of our society. Madame de B- sees Virgin that I have ever dreamt, -- lovelier than gentleman in wax, that one of my friends, an company on Saturday, and will be very glad to the heads of Raphael or Rembrandt. I should anatomist and medical student, had kept in his see you. The brother promised that he would become a fanatic, myself, with such an idol to chamber for the last two years; and my offer return on the Saturday, and I promised to come
Such a woman ought to have been a was accepted with rapture and with hope—for with him; for she was charming, that sister,- creature of love. If her estranged heart, which it was pretty certain that the 'Ladies of the quite charming enough to make one desire to has wandered towards the skies, like all those Visitation' would have nothing similar. Oh! see her again. Therefore, when we went out, burning spirits who mistake their way here, and, the coquetry of nuns ! – The great day, or rather I squeezed the hands of her brother,-- I called finding no fire below, seek it in the wastes of the great night, being come, a piano was taken him my friend-my true friend ;-I had quite space, if that heart had earlier met, on earth, down into the chapel, and we were all engaged forgotten, for the time, the grudge I owed him. a heart that understood it, and whose beatings to sing in the choir. For myself, who have
“On the Saturday following, we were at the harmonized with its own, there was contained never been a chorister, I left my friend to luz. convent before seven o'clock. Two parties, two in that woman, the whole treasure of some man's uriate in the choral treat; and at the moment tables, and two rival saloons, divided the nun- mortal happiness!
when the assembly was thundering forth ' ]] nery between them. At the head of one was “One day, when we were speaking of her est pauvre aujourd'hui,' I stopped my ears, Madame de B—, an old dowager, intolerant beautiful hair, I said to her,— And what will and departed. A minute before, I had remarked and bigoted, who had her own separate society, you do with that ornament, which of itself would
pretty Ninaabsent. her own horses, and her separate carriage. A
that Vendean by birth, she has used the musquet, would cherish and adore you, and which, not- o'clock, and the moon shed over the convent carried the knapsack, and bivouacked amongst withstanding, you resolve to shun?'— Do with a pale and doubtful light,—which, broken by the bushes. Besides, she has received two it! my fingers shall cut it off, for an offering.'— the leafless branches of the trees in its gardens
, wounds,-two cherished wounds, of which she You are very wrong,' exclaimed little Nina; spread itself over the soil in a thousand fantastic speaks unceasingly. My wound !-she is as
and spreading out with her hands her own shapes, forming grotesque shadows that looked proud of it as a trooper of his chevrons. To bright tresses, she added, “ Mine are beautiful, like skeletons lengthened by the night
, and hear her talk of her campaigns, to look at her too, you see. I will not cut them off, but re- stretching on all sides their shapeless limbs. At mustachios, and her gait, one might take her serve them for my husband.' - 'Is she not the turn of an alley, and across this phantasma. for an old grumbler of the guard, or a dragoon right ? said I to the young recluse.—No,' re- goria of shadows, I thought I beheld a female of the Tower. She received, that visit, the abbé plied she, • Nina is a child, who has yet to learn form. I listened and my ear was distinctly the sacristan, the churchwarden of Saint-Etienne,
that there are for us other spouses than those touched by that slight rustling which is proand the vestrymen of the parish. She affected of earth, and other loves than its loves. The duced by the crushed leaf and the waving gown. great airs, spoke of my valets' and 'my people,' God whom I love, I can love with all my soul, I quickened my pace, and beheld before me a talked about the populace and the canaille, because his soul is large enough to embrace young girl, pensive, solitary, and walking with the heresy of the day, and the impiety of the mine, and will never fail me!' – That woman a melancholy tread. She appeared to me to be age. She called Voltaire a wretch, Rousseau a was right to love a God. A heart of man could in sorrow,- to proceed with difficulty; and her vagabond, Béranger a scoundrel, Lafayette a not have sufficed her!
colourless face was turned towards the earth, sans-culotte, the Abbé Châtel and the Saint “ To return to her mother. She was a kind- like the head of a dying lily
. Wishing not to Simonians, monsters. The Abbé Châtel and hearted lady, not very devout, and perhaps the disturb her retreat, i had stopped, and turned the Saint Simonians were what principally ex- least in the world sceptical. Free from cere- back, in the hope of escaping her observation,cited the bile, and disturbed to its depths the mony and restraint, she was of a laughing tem- when she caught a glimpse of me, and exclaimed
, indignation, of these ladies. They were not perament, which gave great scandal to the stiff in a feeble tone, " Edward!' – I was not Ed. rich enough in imprecations and anathemas necks of the convent. That did not prevent ward, and I continued on my way for the pur: against these renegades and heresiarchs of their the good lady from giving full scope to her pose of undeceiving her. Scarcely bad I quitted generation. The dispute was who should be joyousness ;--sometimes she even went the that pale and sorrowing girl, ere I caught sight most successful in lacerating them, in tearing length of keen sarcasm and bitter irony,—when of Nina-nimble, lively, and joyous
. She ---Poor Abbé Châtel! poor Saint Simonians! I had robbed her of her child! As often, there and glided along the trees, like one of those she thought upon her daughter and those who darted into the alley, with the speed of a fawn
, pitied you with all my heart.
fore, as she could speak privately to any little airy sylphids which we seem to see pass steals "One day, the churchwarden of Saint-Etienne, 1 novice, hesitating to change her robe of youth | thily along, with the evening shadow, at the
foot of a wall. I sought to embrace her, but her ;– I promise you, we will see her together.'- are interwoven with those of Dalton the she escaped me; and ere my eye could follow | Oh! when ?'To-morrow.'— To-morrow! Buccaneer, and what is worse for him, with her, she was in the clapel. Nina! I must have and he clasped my hand, --he embraced me. those of Sir Willmott Burrell, a thorough out had wings to catch that butterfly!
He was wild, danced round my chamber, and and out scoundrel, without one point about "Still, however, if I could but stumble upon Aung the things about, in his re-action of hope. him to connect him with salvation. The some little nun, with whom I might have a I was gay with his gaiety,--happy in his hap- secret of the tale may now be told in a few moment's chat;-at night, alone, in the shade,piness. there is something so charming in that !-And, “ The next day, at seven, when the night had
words : in other days, Sir Robert Cecil dethereupon, I set about ferreting and searching fallen, we returned to the convent, and I asked
sired to destroy his brother for the sake of through the garden, like a wolf in a skeep-fold. for Madame L- I had determined to tell his lands: the Buccaneer took him to sea, I thought of Nina, I thought of the beautiful | her all: for I knew her heart, and her natural and pretended that he had drowned him : recluse who was to be a nun,-- I thought of the hatred of cloisters. “You cannot see her, gen- | Burrell contrived to discover that Sir Robert pale girl who had called me Edward !—and I tlemen,' replied the portress, ‘ unless you can had obtained his estate by removing his browas straying along the walks, in their most de- wait: for Madame .- is in church,--there ther, and, taking advantage of the dreadful serted part, when I saw something hanging is a funeral.'— Then we will wait.'--Scarcely secret, compelled Constance to consent to from the wall
, and moving in the shade. I apo had we reached the garden, ere we heard the marry him, though her heart was bestowed proached and touched it. It proved to be cords toll of a bell;—it was the knell for the dead ! skilfully knit and tied together ;-in a word, it The sullen and startling sounds of the passing is her own cousin, the son of her injured
on another. Fortunately, the man she loves was a rope-ladder. I pulled at it, but found it bell, followed each other, like a mournful tocsin. was fastened at the top of the wall. Good ;' – My heart beat thick in spite of me. Edward uncle, though unknown under the name of said I-'this is escalading made easy, and reheld my hand, and grasped it convulsively. Sud
Walter du Guerre; and luckily too, these duced to the capacity of all the world ! 'Have we denly, a file of women issued from
the chapelj | Cromwell, who proceeds to set all to rights
secret matters come to the knowledge of stumbled upon marauders here? It will be as well to ascertain; and I will do so.'-And, for- and spread themselves through the gloom. by the strong hand—there is a little pistolgetting all at once the mass and the chapel, I In their hands, they carried torches, whose red ing :-a little sword and dagger work-and crouched against the wall, like the game-keeper flame shed a livid hue over the night. After finally, a splendid explosion of gunpowder, who, in the night, squatted among the bushes, them came young girls, clothed in white ; and which clears the earth of some of the scounwaylays the poacher, and waits for him at the in the midst of them was a coffin, covered, also drels who infest its surface. The course of gap.
with a white pall. On the coffin was placed a true love then runs smooth, * The mass had been long over, the convent bright virginal crown. The procession chaunted And all ends merry as a marriage bell. was sunk in repose, and all was still,-when I the hymn for the dead, and the voices of the
The tale has some faults: the arrival of saw some one approach. I looked ;- it was a young virgins died away in the distance of space, the Buccaneer with his little smuggling craft young man like me, clothed in black, like me, like the voices of archangels. and weeping, -which was not like me.
on the coast of Kent should not have moved
“We stood there alone, silent and motionless. Cromwell to risk his life in personal encounmy eyes upon him without stirring. He planted at the sound of the funereal hymn, the portress ters with desperate cavaliers: when Lord his foot upon the ladder, mounted, drew after and some other females drew near us. him the rope; then, casting a last look, dimmed young girl!' said the portress, ‘Poor Made
Protector he had enow of hands to call into by tears, upon the convent, he disappeared on moiselle Fanny,--she was only twenty!' Fanny! | action without employing his own; nor are the other side. The affair began to interest me. -At that name, a fearful cry burst from the we sure that his long conversations with seaThe wall was covered with trellises. Without a lips of Edward. •Fanny!- It is she!' he ex- boys and dwarfs are altogether in character: moment's hesitation-for trellis-work is a ladder, claimed, as he sunk helplessly into my arms. there are also too many encounters in the
I followed the unknown, and, at one bound, “The memory of that evening will never pass dark, and discussions which lead to nothing. was by his side. He uttered an exclamation of from me. I lifted my friend, - I carried him But the faults are few, compared to the beausurprise. "Be not alarmed,' I said, 'and, if away, a dying man; and, as I stepped over the ties of the work; all is fresh and life-like: you are not a robber, fear nothing from me. threshold of the convent, with my senseless the conversations are very natural, sometimes You have some adventure in hand, here,-con- burden, the latest strain of the hymn was wafted touching—often mirthful, and frequently trafide it to me; perhaps I can be of service to to my ears. It was the last farewell of the vir- gic. Much of the charm which keeps the you. Take my arm, and let us go forward.' My gins to her whom he had loved !"" frank address relieveủ the poor young gentle
reader's eyes on the pages, abides with poor man from the apprehension which he had suf
Robin Hays and the Buccaneer's daughter ; fered at my abrupt appearance; and behold us,
The Buccaneer. A Tale. 3 vols. London : he is little and something deformed, but his arm in arm, descending the Rue de l'Estrapade,
wit, his courage, and activity, make him more and approaching the Pantheon. The morning There are many natural and touching pag- than a match for the boldest, and gain him air was keen, sharp, and penetrating. A thick sages, and much truth and ease of delineation the love of the beautiful Barbara, and the mist soaked through our garments, and crept to in these volumes: there is also no little life notice of Cromwell. our bones, seeming to weep over us. *Come and energy; and though the characters are The character of the Buccaneer is well home with me,' said I to my companion ;-and numerous, and the incidents thick, the narra- imagined and cleverly supported throughthere, a clear fire, crackling and sparkling on tive seldom grows perplexed, but flows clearly out: here is his picture at full length. the hearth, soon warmed and dried us. Then,
on, and concludes in a way to please the “ Hugh Dalton rose from his seat, and laid my unknown friend, whose sadness I could not dispel, told me his story.
most anxious moralist. Some of the charac- his enormous pipe on a pile of ebony logs that “ It was short and touching. He loved a young ing, while others, which resemble standard ters are new, those not quite new are strik- | answered the purpose of a table, when Sir Will
mott Burrell saluted him with more civility lady of family, and was beloved. She was richheroes or heroines, perform their parts in a
than he usually bestowed upon inferiors: bui, he was poor; and when he sought her hand, he was rejected by her father with disdain. His heart natural way. The scene of the story is on
despite his outlawry, and the wild course his rose against this treatment,- for he had a heart the coast of Kent, in that portion called the life had taken, there was a firm, bold, and manly that beat with high and noble sentiments;--and Isle of Sheppy, and at Hampton Court ; the bearing about the Buccaneer which might have in his anger, he said to the father of his mistress
, time is during the protectorate of Cromwell; the Master of Burrell. His vest was open, and Your daughter belongs to me,--she is already and the persons who triumph or suffer, are his shirt-collar chirown back, so as to display to mine. It was true; and the young girl con- Oliver and his daughter Frances, Sir Robert advantage the fine proportions of his chest and fessed it, and implored her father's forgiveness. Cecil and his daughter Constance, the Buc- neck. His strongly-marked features had at all Her father put her into a convent--as if the caneer and his daughter Barbara; a certain times an expression of fierceness which was heart could be made the tenant of a cloister, Sir Willmott Burrell, a wandering cavalier barely redeemed from utter ferocity by a pleasant as if the soul could be imprisoned! That very called Walter du Guerre, and above all
, Ro- smile that usually played around a well-formed night, the young man had designed to carry off bin Hays. The three ladies, as our readers mouth; but when anger was uppermost, or But she had refused. "I prefer death," said she; may imagine, bring wooers good store. Fran- passion was subdued by contempt, those who and he had been compelled to quit hier alone,ces Cromwell is lively and outspoken as her
came within reach of his influence, more dreaded alore and senseless !--Poor young creatures!
the rapid motion or the sarcastic curl of his lip, father was before he sought the Lord, as he “ He was called Edward.— Edward! At that himself averred: the daughter of the Bucca- than the terrible flashing of eyes that were pro
verbial, even among the reckless and desperate name I at once remembered the pale young girl neer is all simplicity and faithfulness : while
men of whom he was the chief, in name, in couin the dark alley, and I exclaimed, 'I have the daughter of Sir Robert Cecil is somewhat rage, and in skill. His forehead was unusually seen her; I know her.' –"You!' -'Yes! but given to melancholy musings, accompanied broad; thick and bushy brows overhung the I must see her again, and we will prevail upon ! by sighs and tears, The fortunes of Cecil I long lashes of his deeply-set eyes, around which