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appearance, and with his most romantic gesti- || to the scene, and made it perfectly enchanting. culations delivered a famous speech. He then I viewed it feelingly, it was the haven of a pilot proceeded to his sleight-of-hand tricks, which he who had weathered many a storm in rendering performed with amazing dexterity. Among other services to his country, and left behind him an things, he chopped off the heads of several example worthy the imitation of the most exchickens, and restored them. I rather wondered | alted characters. so able an artist could not find prefermen: in his | At some little distance from this seat of Count own country.
Bernstorff, is the Hamlet of Jaegersborg. The The evening being far spent, we resolved not hunting box which stood on this spot has been to waste any more time or money on shows, and || demolished, and barracks built in its room for therefore turning towards the green plat, mingled ll the hussar recruits who are drilled here. It was with the crowd which passed to and from the the hour of exercise when we approached. Alspring. All who visit the park make a point of though they appeared awkwardly to perform the tasting this water ; ils coolness and clearness are new difficult manæuvres lately introduced into extremely agreeable. A box stands near the
the cavalry service, still, with some patience on spring to receive the offerings of the charitable;
the part of the officers they may in time become and it is pleasing to add, that those who come to
expert. be happy themselves, do not forget others whom With the abolition of German troops, we age, distress, or sickness has prevented from
have lost German habits, and it is no longer the sharing in their pleasures; as the contributions fashion to make men soldiers by flogging them. annually received in this way are very consider Having no Germans to run away, desertion, for. able. We drank of the spring, and left the park | merly so frequent, is now little known. The by the way of Klampenborg Tavern, which leads
li perpetual punishments were offensive to all who along the sea shore.
felt for their fellow-creatures, and the new system At some little distance hence the Count || naturally gives satisfaction. Schimmelmann has a beautiful country scat, The bad habits of these vagabonds were reared on an eminence, which rises above the communicated like a plague among our native spring of Emilia. The Count has erected a soldiers, and thus, not only the name, bot the monument to the memory of his wife, and that profession, became contemptible. The national it might be a symbol of his excessive grief, he character, therefore, demanded a reform; no caused the water to spout from an eye, on which
foreigner in future, can serve in our army. Naaccount, the spring is vulgarly called, “ The tives, subject to be enrolled as soldiers, are to Weeping Eye.” Trees, which almost now reach serve for six years only, instead of eight; the the summit of the mount, throw a shade over two first on garrison duty, and for the remainder the spot, and benches are placed, in different
of their time, they are only to pass one month positions, to invite repose or indulge contem
of the year at Copenhagen, for the purpose of plation.
exercise ; and this without prejudice to their Most persons, in their way to and from Co- regular pay, bread, and quarters ; they are, bepenhagen, halt at this interesting spot. A pea- sides allowed five dollars per head, yearly, for sant maid attends to hand a cup of water to the || marching money. passenger, who, while he rests a moment, is de
A method has been adopted throughout the Jiglited with the prospect of the sea, which ap- army, much more likely to improve a soldier pears not many yards distant from his feet.
than the lash. Premiums are distributed to the Ve next reached Ordrup, where we deter deserving; emulation, consequently, inspires all mined to pass the night. This village was almost to aim at the prize, and in such a competition
wholly consumed by fire some yers ago, and is none can lag far bebind. · now much improved by new buildings, which we returned from Jaegersborg, and came te are chiefly gentlemen's seats. The next morn
the village of Gientofte, which slopes down the ing we turned into the avenue leading to Count banks of a lake. There are few farmers in this Bernstorff's niansion, a very large, and certainly
place, the houses chiefly belonging to citizens. the most magnificent country residence in the
The appearance of this part of the country island. It is built in a valley. Three sides of it
strongly marks the beneficial exertions of the are en veloped in romantic groves, but the front
first Count Bernstorff. The grateful peasants, is entirely open, and presents itself most advan
many years ago, erected a plain marble motageously to a distant observer. A solemn still
nument by the high road in honour of the ness reigned around, without any other interrup
Count. tion than the occasional melody of birds within Not far from the high road, on the banks of a the grove, which gave a contemplative charm lake, are the remains of the village of Emdrupa
now reduced to two farms, the other peasants | hives of bees, in the management of which he haviag moved to the fields assigned to them. I was particularly skilful. When I speak of this village, it recalls the en- | Notwithstanding the evident superiority of my joyment of my boyish days; hard by lives a pea- host's management, I think he excelled in theont on who e farm I was accustomed when at i ory. He was, it is true, born a peasant; but he school gladly to pass my holydays. When the had rubbed off much of his original roughnes, dreadful conflagration of Copenhagen, in the year and was above being guided by custom or pre1795, destroyed nine hundred and forty-three judice. His judgment was improved by a store houses, this man (as did all the peasants of the l of reading, which placed him far above his neighbourhool), repaired with his waggon to the Il equals in life. He took great pleasure in study, city, that he might assist in saving the property and whenever he had a leisure hour, he emof the inhabitants. While selfish minds were ployed it in perusing such authors as might yield employed in forming schemes for turning the him solid information. Nor did he confine his misfortunes of others to their own advantage, knowledge to reading; the study of mankind he my honest friend was actuated by very opposite || found equally necessary; and so happily did he motives. He was employed to move the goods apply his talents, that he was a rational and of one of our favourite masters, and agreed for a pleasing companion on any subject. Sometimes, small sum; but although lie did much more than | indeed, I have heard hin acquit himself in a he had stipulated for, it was impossible to force minner that would not have disgraced a professed any additional reward upon him.
scholar. He was a politician too, but with one To this peasant's instruction I am indebted for very rare talent, no warmth of argument prewhatever I may know of the rural pursuits of my | vented him from discriminating when to persist country; his judgment, opportunities, and per- and when to be silent. He never fatigued his severance, permitting him to cultivate his landshearers. op a superior plan.
When I reflect on the pleasures I have here Not having as yet visited a regular farm, my partaken in the early part of my life, I grieve to friend gladly acceded to iny proposal of making I think those happy days are past, never to return; a visit to one where I was sure to meet a hearty || I love to dwell on the remembrance of what I welcome. We found our host at home, and then enjoyed; my claims were small and soon soon engiged him to shew us his fields, which answered; but I have since found, that the more contained upwards of sixty acres, all inclosed
our choice of pleasure expands, the less deep is with living fences, and presenting a most gratify the stream. My friend's good humour always ing proof of the industry of their owner. Which enlivened mine; his jokes appeared to me the ever way we turned, no waste spot was discern. soul of wit, and his honest hospitality in my ible. Rye, barley, oats, pease, tares, and pota mind surpassed all the refinements of polished toes waved without intermission over the ex breeding. uberant soil; while in other fields the abundant We continued with him till Sunday, when he clover almost overtopped the sportive lambs drove us to church. We passed Soeborg lake, which frisked around their dams, tethered with which supplies the city with water, and reached long ropes to the ground.
Broenshoey. The peasants at a short distance from the city . My friend took it into his head to return to find considerable advantage in its vicinity; but it | Copenhagen by sea; we therefore crossed the likewise teems with ills, by teaching them luxury. I fields down to the Lime-kiln, where we hired a The peasant who goes to town for a waggon load boat. Just as we were passing the most remark. of manure, generally returns with a little store of able field about Copenhagen, I begged him to coffee and gin; and custom has already made accompany me a few paces out of the way, that I these articles essential to the domestic establish might shew him something worthy his observament of a rustic family. Nor is this the only || tion. Immediately on the shore stands a small evil.-They neglect altogether the cultivation of stone with this inscription, Justilz-Stedet (Place their gardens for the more advantageous, and less of Justice), the sight of which cannot fail to excite toilsome, produce of the fields. It is quite a agreeable sensations, when we consider how selphenomenon to see a garden occupy an acre at dom it is frequented. The last execution took any farm within a few miles of Copenhagen. place in the year 1797. I shall not turn casuist My friend's garden was not better than those ll on this occasion; whatever the cause, effects of his neighbours; it scarcely occupied half an combine to render this stone an honourable mo, acre, and its chief boast was twenty or thirty | nument of the national character:
SIR EDWARD SEYMOUR.
AN ENGLISH TALE.
(Concluded from Page 135.]
The first glance our hero had of Mrs. Jones || Saying these words, she fixed her penetrating disconcerted him, and made him forget what he || eyes on Sir Edward, who, in reply, presented her proposed saying to her. She was a very tall wo- || with a copy of the will, which he had had the man, of about forty; her face was still sufficiently precaution of bringing with him, to convince handsome to inform the beholder that she must Mrs. Jones that no conditions was annexed to have been once very beautiful; but it was a kind the bequest. The aversion he had to uttering an of beauty that even in its zenith could never untruth prevented him from making any other have touched the heart; at least Sir Edward answer. But the wily aunt knew how to interthought so, as it seemed totally devoid of feminine pret his looks; and after having read the paper grace. The bold expression of her large black returied it to him, saying, “ that she saw plainly eyes, her deportment, her voice, all combined that her niece had no right either to his posses. to inspire a certain dread, totally bereft of re sions or his hand; but in this case,” she contispect.
nued, “ you have no right to humilia le us by After having received our hero with frigid po. Il your gifts. I refuse it in the name of my niece, liteness, she listened in silence to the purport of certain of its meeting with her concurrence. his visit. He then proceeded to tell her that
She ought not, nor can she receive presents from being named by Mr. Clements as his universal
any one but a husband. If you agree to be her legatee, and being acquainted with the lively in benefactor on these terms, I think your conterest his benefactor felt in her niece's welfare, science will not be less tranquil; and if, on the he thought he only fulfilled a sacred duty in contrary, you do not, I think a longer interview offering to share with her the property of their useless." mutual friend. He added, that the interest of Vexed by these words, our hero knew not the said sum should be regularly paid her, and how to reply. After a few moment's silence, that on the day of her marriage she should re- || Mrs. Jones arose, and courtesying, left the ceive the principal.
room. After having finished, not without some diffi. Sir Edward now thought it high time to depart, culty, this unpleasant explanation, and having and choose another spot to meditate on the blushed when pronouncing the appellation of strange manner his proposals had been received. aunt or niece, while Mrs. Jones remained un. He regained his carriage, and proceeded to Os. daunted, Sir Edward ceased speaking, much ford, which was about two miles off, and stopped astonished at the little effect his words had pro at the first inn he met with, for the purpose of duced; and was answered in the following man l writing to Mrs. Jones. He told her that being ner :
totally unknown to her niece, it was impossible “ I do not comprehend,” said she, with an air she could feel any affecron for him ; that it was of supercilious gravity,“ how you, Sir, who more than probable that either Miss Jones or have received such positive proofs of Mr. Cle himself had ere now made another choice; and ments' confidence and affection, can be ignorant I admitting that to be the case, an union could only of the project which occupied him for several be productive of unhappiness. He in the most de. years previous to his death, and which I have
| licate terms represented to her the wish he had heard him speak of a thousand times. My niece of serving Miss Jones, renewed his former was in ended for you; it was you whom he had | offer, and begged to be allowed to call the next selected for her husband. The very last time we ll day to hear Mrs. Jones's final determination. met, he entertained me with the many advan. | This letier was immediately dispatched, but it tages you would derive from him, if you agreed I did not prevent our hero froin passing a sleepless to this marriage, and on this account solely has night. This woman, thought he, is certainly in he bestowed his fortune upon you. Permit me, I possession of my secret ; if she persist in her rethen, Sir, before I reply to your proposal, to ask fusal, what will she not say of me? Her resiwhether you, whose sincerity I confide in, are dence so near Oxford, my adventure will be not acquaipted with your benefactor's inten- | spoken of; calumny will put furth her voice; tion. »
and all the students will regard me as a man void
Di faith, probity, or gratitude, and will dissemi- || I had nae been a wife but weeks only four, nate this opinion wherever they go. I shall be | When sitting sae mournfully at my ain door, dishonoured and defamed throughout the king- || 1 saw Jamie's ghaist, for I cou'd not think it he, dom; I shall not dare to appear in society; and Till he said "Love, I am come to marry thee !" shall, in the end, die in despair, because an ob- 1
Sair, sair, did we greet, and mickle did we say, stinate woman will not consent to receive from
We took but one kiss, and we tore oursels away; me five thousand a year."
I wish I were dead, but I'm nae like to be, The following day was spent in similar reflections. Sir Edward waited for the evening to pay
O why was I born to say, wae is me? his visit, hoping that the longer time he gave i gang like a ghaist, and I canna like to spin ; Mrs. Jones, the more likely she would be to I dare nae think o' Jamie, for that would be comply with his request. As soon as the sun a sin : had set, be ascended his carriage ; but before he But I'll do my best a gude wife for to be, reached his destination, the fineness of the even For auld Robin Gray is very kind to me. ing induced him to proceed on foot to the Priory.
During this time, Sir Edward had remained Rather agitated, he entered the grounds; when, stationary at the side of the summer-house; but as he passed beside a summer-house at some dis as soon as the voice ceased he advanced towards tance from the mansion, he heard a female voice, the entrance, and found himself before a female whose tones were so sweetly plaintive, that he | figure, whom he conjectured to be Frances, as could not withstand the temptation of listening the darkness would not allow him to recognize 10 the whole of the following well-known her features. She was alone, and held her handballad:
kerchief in ber hand, as if she had been weepAULD ROBIN GRAY.
ing. On perceiving Sir Edward, she arose and
came to meet him, saying, in mournful accents, When the sheep are in the fauld and the kye at
“ Is it thus, Henry, you obey my commands ? I hame,
wrote to you twice tliis morning, to entreat you And all the weary warld asleep is gane,
not to venture here; I related to you the violent The waes o' my heart fall in showers frae my eye,
scenes which I daily endure with my aunt, and While my gude man sleeps sound by me.
the resolution which she still persists in, of marJamie lov'd me weel, and ask'd me for his bride, rying me to Mr. Clements' odious cousin, whom But sa ving a crown he had naithing else beside; || I believe to be at this very moment in the house. To make the crown a pound, my Jamie went | lonce more repeat to you, Henry, that I will rato sea,
ther die than be faithless to my promise; but on And the crown and the pound were baith for me. my sidel entreat you to return instantly to Ox He had nae been gone a year and a day,
ford, and not on any account appear here again When my faither brake his arm, and our cow
until this fatal marriage is broken off, and that
Sir Edward, whom I hope soon to disgust by my was stole away; My mither she fell sick, and Jamie at the sea, Whatred and contempt, has left this place." And auld Robin Gray came a courting to me. In speaking thus, Frances had slowly apo
proached our hero, whose face had been totally My faither cou'd nae wark, and my mither cou'd
obscured by the overhanging of a willow; and as nae spin,
this was the spot where she usually met her lover, I toil'r the day and night, but their bread I cou'd
and that his figure greatly resembled Sir Ednae win;
ward's, her mistake was perfectly natural. But Auld Robin fed 'em beith, and wi' tears in his eye,
now discovering his features, she screamed aloud, Said, Jenny, for their sake, O pray marry me.
and precipitately Aed. My heart it fast heav'd, and I look'd for Jamie back; || Our hero had no great desire of following her. But the wind it blow hard, and his ship was a | More astonished than rexed at this adventure, wrack.
he balanced whether he should now solicit an His ship was a wrack; why did not Jeany die ? interview with Mrs. Jones. The fear of embar. And why was she spard to cry, wae is me? rassing the afflicted Frances by his presence, and My faither urg'd me fair, but my inither did nae of causing a new quarrel between the aunt and speak,
niece, added to the extreme repugnance he felt But she look'd in my face, till my heart was like
| at having any point to discuss with the former, to break;
determined him to return immediately to Oxe Sae they gied him my hand, tho' my heart was ford. in the sea,
On his arrival there, he addressed a second And auld Robin Gray was gude man to me. ll letter to the Priory, apologizing for not having No. XXIII. Vol. III.
kept his appointment, alledging that some urgent ll of Sir Edward on hearing the above. He cast a business had unexpectedly required his immedi fearful glance around him, trembling lest he ate presence in London; and that as she was should recognize an acquaintance. Somewhat already well acquainted with his wishes and sen. relieved in seeing none but strange faces, he pretiments, the proposed interview would have been pared to depart, when suddenly he saw his seruseless, as he was irrevocably fixed in his deter. vant enter accompanied by a very elegant young mination, and no power on earth could make him man. The servant retired after having presented alter it. He concluded by saying, that he should his master to the stranger, who, hastily approachexpect her answer in a few days. Impatient to ing our hero, said in a loud voice, and with much rejoin Mrs. Harley, and his inind greatly tran. haughtiness, “I presume you are Sir Edward quillized by the late transaction, he immediately Seymour." set out for London.
At the sound of his name, all those who had He was very desirous of returning to her, as I read the above-mentioned paragraph, fixed their independent of the pain he experienced at being eyes on our hero, who, ready to expire with vex. separated from the object of his love, he had been ation, at being thus the object of impertinen: severely vexed, and wished to enjoy her soothing curiosity, could almost have wished to disown his advice. Those who possess an affectionate | name; but this being impracticable, he answered heart, added to a mild disposition, can appre in the affirmative. “By G-dlam glad I have eiate better than any other the happiness of being met you at last," replied the stranger, “ for I beloved.
have followed you with great impatience all the The amiable widow approved our hero's con way from Oxford."-" You are not known to duct, and advised bim to wait patiently for Mrs. | me, Sir; pray what are your commands?"Jones's answer. The praises she bestowed on || “ You will soon be made acquainted with them. him, and the kindness of his reception, calmed I- " “ If we were to go out we should be his uneasiness, and afforded him more real con more conveniently situated," "Not in the least, solation than any other thing in the world could for it rains. Besides, as you may have perceived, have done. He spent the whole of the day in I have no secrets to impart; you shall leam my Grosvenor-street, and at night departed to visit | business in a moment, I for a long time have his old friend Mr. Harley. His design was to been attached to a young and lovely lady in the inforın him of the result of his journey, and of | neighbourhood of Oxford, but her aunt wishes the affair of the summer-house; and also to ask to bestow her on a friend of your's, whom, not him, whether he was still of opinion that he | a very honourable chance has made heir to a onght to marry a young woman who was so ten large fortune, to which he had not the smallest derly attached to another. The old gentleman Il right. I am not fond of heirs, Sir; I have an was not at home, and our hero resolved to await || antipathy towards them which I have never been his return at a neighbouring coffee-house. He | able to conquer; and I would wish to tell the called for a glass of punch, and seated himself || person in question the cause of my dislike.at a table where there were two young men, one could not you procure me an interview with of whom was entertaining the other with a news. him?"_" Nothing easier, the heir you speak of paper, which he read sufficiently loud for Sir is very partial to interviews; and if you will folEdward to distinctly hear every word.
low me, you shall have satisfaction this instant." What did our poor hero feel at listening to a “ No, not at present, it is dark, and I like to circumstantial account of his own recent adven transact business by day-light. To morrow morntures? The occurrence was related in a very | ing, if it suits you."-" Perfecıly so, whenever facetious style: it mentioned the embarrassing | you please, Sir."-"Give me your hand upon it, situation Sir Edward Seymour found himself in Sir Edward; I am better pleased with you than I since he had had the severe affliction of inherit expected to be. You will then, I trust, be ing a large fortune, of the many consultations he punctual.”—“You may depend on my word.” had solicited in London to discover some ineans “ Will you allow me to taste your punch, for I of escaping so severe a misfortune. It also added, I am very thirsty ?” “ Willingly.” “ Your health, that he hail undertaken a journey to Oxford for Sir!”—The stranger, or rather, as our readers the sole purpose of asking the advice of Dr. have probably ere this discovered, Miss Jones's and several others, to whose wisdom he paid great Henry, finished our hero's punch, agreed in a deference All this was accompanied with the whisper to meet in Hyde-Park at five, and in. writer's reflections, and many ill-natured person- stantly departed. alities, the only weapons of fools and rascals, ll Sir Edward soon followed his example. His which this kind of satire is composed of, and is l first care was to procure a friend to act as his seas easy as it is despicable.
cond; he after warıls returned home, less oceu. Words are inadequate to express the feelings || pied with the duel than with what the world