Imagens das páginas

of this contamination; he never can tendant on poverty and a wretched rise up to proclaim our dishonour, means of subsistence; I consider it for I have learned that he died of as an additional security for your those wounds which were given him silence to raise you above necessity, as the punishment of his guilty pre- even to a comparative state of opusumption : you are likewise ac- lence in respect to your former quainted with all the circumstances condition : wherever you are, this of this adventure; it is you alone paper will entitle you to draw upon I have to fear in this world.' 0 any mercantile house, who knows never shall your holy reverence fear the opulence of our family, for the

me,' cried Pedrosa : restore me to sum of one thousand ducats; and at • my liberty, my wife and children, the expiration of a year from this

and the secret shall never escape my date I shall take care ta transmit lips.' -' Hear me to an end,'inter's another of the same kind to you. rupted the inquisitor, while the Nay, do not thank me; I scorn to frown of indignation arose upon his pretend that I do you an act of brow: 'were I not convinced that kindness, for were this moment the you came most unwillingly to the last of your existence, I should knowledge of those events, I would rejoice.' '. What I am going to obthis moment insure your eternal serve to your holy reverence,' re. silence, by your death : but mark plied Pedrosa, 'is, that your bounty what I am now going to say; let my is useless ; Don Juan has already words never be absent from your provided for me, by a pension of memory: I am now to give you eight hundred ducats.'

The inquiyour liberty; but remember, if in sitor looked at him with great earthree hours you are seen in Madrid, and nestness for a moment :' Pedrosa,' in the same number of days in said he, in a caimer voice than he the kingdom of Spain, that moment, had hitherto used, 'you are simple by all that my soul holds sacred, will and honest; these are virtues unbe the last of your existence; more known to many in your condition of over, in whatever spot of the world life; I respect them: keep what I have shall be your future residence, if you given you, you are deserving of it; dare to divulge the most distant hint you shall now obtain your liberty, of the important secrets with which but remember the conditions; where you are acquainted, the most excru. ever you go your steps are watched; eating tortures await you, and all reinember, your disobedience of my that is yours. Were you to fly to the commands will be followed by conmost savage desert upon earth, you sequences the most terrible. Lest would not be safe from my resent- you should meet with any interrupment: I have agents every where, tion in your journey through. Spain, and the most intricate labyrinths of take this seal, it is that of the boly a mine, dug to the centre of the office: if you find yourself in any earth, could not hide you from perplexity, shew it io the spiritual my pursuit.'

• Never shall your director of the place where you may holy reverence have occasion to be, and it will be your sure passport; complain of me,' returned Pedrosa : but be certain to destroy it when you

industry and frugality will pass the frontiers, Come, follow • Stop,' interrupted the impatient me.' Don Jerome gave Pedrosa inquisitor, I had forgot one thing: the lamp, who proceeded through I have ever observed that mean- the mouldy damp passages with ness of idea is the inseparable ate cheerfulness and alacrity. They

passed through a great hall, which that interruption which the singu led to a range of dungeons, the doors larity of his manner might have oce of which seemed to be strongly fast- casioned; and a few minutes brought ened with large iron bars. No himn to the upper end of the Sırada, sound but their own footsteps were de Toledo. , heard in this dreary mansion of mia Let us enter his humble habitza sery; and they at last arrived at tion. It was not long after the hous: a passage which led to a door, which which, in happier times, used to was hardly three feet in height, but call to rest the smiling family of strongly secured in the inside. Put Pedrosa. His daughter Lisetta had out the light,' said the inquisitor : just awaked from a short slumber, Pedrosa tremblingly obeyed; for he and belield her mother still sitting by could not tell what to think of an the fire bathed in tears: she arose, order which was to involve them in and putting on a part of her clothes, total darkness. Don Jerome with endeavoured to comfort her. The difficulty drew back the bolts; a sud more robust Stephano had fallen into den gust of the external air blew a deep sleep after the fatigue of along the passage; he took hold a thir.I day's unsuccessful search for of the shoulder of Pedrosa, in a his father, over most part of the moment pushed him into the street, City of Madrid ; while little Pedro, and the door was shut with violence who had cried all day, now slumbera behind him.'

ed, unconscious of the misery around Pedrosa stood for a moment al-hin. Suddenly a knocking is heard most stupified with the sudden effect at the door, accompanied with the which the open air had upon his exclamation of 'Rise up, Janetta, agitated nerves; at last, after move rise up and open the door ; it is 1. ing forwards a few paces, he easily. My father! my father !' cried recollected the spot where he then Lisetta, and clapped her hands

In his simple uncultivated together with rapture. Ker mother mind, his joy began to shew itself in and she few to the door together, a thousand different modes, which to and in a moment Pedrosa felt himself an observer would have been highly encircled in both their arms. entertaining : he stretched forth his Where have you been?' cried Janetlimbs, ran from one side of the ta, in a tone of the fondest affection. street to the other, sometimes stop- •Where have you been, father ?" ping for a moment, and turning echoed Lisetta. But had Pedrosa sound and round as if to assure him. been willing to have informed them, self he was free; then clapping his they were too much agiiated to have hand above his head, and leaping up, listened to him. The noise they he would burry rapidly along. In made awakened Stephano, who inthis manner, like a person in a fit of stantly sprung up and flew to his intoxication, without thinking pre- father. Pedrosa kissed them all; cisely on the matter, for he was too they all hung by him, they all spoke confused to think, he, as it were to him at once : at last he entreat. instinctively, took the way to his ed them to hear what he had to say. home.

• Janetta, my love,' said he, addressThe clock struck one as Pedrosa ing his wife, ' we are rich. I am turned the corner of the church no longer poor ; you are a lady: but of San Nicholas ; and the streets we must go from bence immediatell sensed to be deserted of every living ly.' • Go where !' cried Janetta; creature: be was thereforesecure from where does my Pedrosa wish to goša, Vol. XXXVIII.

[ocr errors]

Set on

• That is where I must tal pou,' nothing hut your holiday clothes,' retumed h; sint te iubel, said Pedro-a; we are rich, I tell Janetta ; we are rici, 11.1! yell: ! you, my Janetta : leave every other have no more casion to work: here thing to our poor neighbours.' 'Yes, is money, 'a:d all hones'ly c. lix re: ;' cried Padro, and I will leave I dare not toll you so'p, only that my little wooden horse to Jaccomo, in three hours we must have. Mi- wło criid with me about you, tadrid. Go, my childin, ani ther.' Janetta did as she was adera your holiday suis. Where is my all, and in a few minutes more they dear little Pedro? Lou will all were all ready to depa 1. In their be made great foks. I dare not tell passage through the shop Pedrosa you any more, but I have friends could not be hold, for the last time, who will do for you all.' Lisetta the well-known implements of his ran to the bed, and took up little profession without a fresh attack Pedro in her arms: the child cried upon his feelings: he took them at first on being disturbed, but the up and laid them down several moment he knew his father had times, while the tears started in his come, he flew and clasped his little eyes. “Good heavens !' cried he, rearms around his knees. Where collecting himself ailof a suddenhave you been, father?' cried he, and to-morrow will be the eve of San sobbed aloud. Pedrosa lifted him up, Pacomo, and Fabrizio de Menes, and pressed him to his bosom. The and Sedillo Garcia, and Ambrosio misery he had suffered was now Corollo will be here; and likewise a source of the most exquisite en Fernando Barradago, the duchess of joyment.

Mean and conteniptible Fuenta's major domo : what will as he had appeared to the prejudiced, they all think when they find that I eyes of the haughty Don Jerome, am gone? But I am sure it is not my Pedrosa was' now surrounded by fault, and I wish I could be here a liue circle of which he was the still; for I am so rich I would king and the father ; whose happi- shave them all for nothing.' ness was identified with his own, This family of exiley now got out who loved whatever he loved, and into the street, and ihe full moon who had scarce any other rule of con- had risen in all her maj-sty to light duct than what he prescribed.

their way. Pedrosa and his Lisetta took her little brother wile gare a last melancholy look to Pedro on her knee, in order to dress th: ir humble dwelling. “Ah !' said him ; bui he was so cager to come bę Janetta, 'Let's te lave been happy. father that he could scarrely be pitto Givi krowy, Pic!osa, if we shall ever Yailed upon to sit siill, P doissa he si ha;'ty where you are now meanwhile ran backwards and fore leading 1: hat were it to the end wards in the a'artment, son;etimes of the world

? your childrea and I crying, at other: bursting in'o vi lent w.dllow you.' Pedrosa for some laughter. He staipeed his childr:n, time could make no rely, for the and kissed then : 'Mike haste,' he girls burst 'with agony from bis cried; 'come, my children, we shall bisom. His wise Janeita tock hold all be so ha; !y:come, let us go of his arm ; L sina led along little yes,' cried little Pedro, clapping his Pedro ly the hand; while the hardy bands is extacy rigether we shall $t phano brought up the rear. la go with father ! father shall never this manner they proceeded along leave us ayın.' Janetta packed up the silent stretti. Pedro was the a small bundle of linen. •Take only one of the party who felt gay

them on

and elevated: he hopped first on one, tissue petticoat, with point Brussels leg. then on the other ; burst every lace drapuries, and a point lace fly unce:, now and ihen away fiom his sisicr pocket-holes richly trim med; the to his fatier and mother, and talked fronź of the draperies ornamented of

2 thousand things hy ihe way with diamonds, consisting of a large They at last arrival opposite the brilliant rosette, from which was susconvent of the Carthusians, where a perded a diamond bow, with dia-i, brother of the order sat telling his mond tassel ; the under drapery most beads. . Good luck to me! cried , richly ornamented, with : diamond, Pedrosa, as soon as he observed him: , chains :: a mantle tą correspond, your blessing, holy father. Run, richly trimmed with lace. Stepbanu, to the large iree at the side lier Royal Highness Princess of, of the ruined archway, and in a hole Wales.--The drapery, and body of a near the root you will find a purse rich silver and lilac tissue, embroiderof thirty ducats; bring ibim hele, ed with emerald, topaz, and amethyst Stephano ran to the spot. Waaret, stones, to form vine, leaves and going upon a j yacya good fathet', grapes; at the bottom of the draresumed Pliosa, and shall man, pay a lenye mich silver fringe of your prayers. The bęy retu; nedo; ?10 apo wa Hyatt, Lrain and petand delivered the purse to his tuberon ticoat o sile hisses, with a border ,

Here,' said. Tarosa, this is hy all round, locorunu with that on, Sunyawa gelent; t...son, the pryalso a rich silver fringe and your brethre, niaz Ciebiait. a run the train ard petticoat; mass, for the repose 01, chynny rich silvio, laur? tv 13cp up the drafriend. What is the same sand try and fun ki-hiuks. The head-, the friar, tulling out a fucilatish, drvo.of wiadomodid ostrich an piece i parim: DN Alinin, ib.'s. de Valcrda, Ituned tidnische die

Triness Ekvolle --A pink and monk wiele it down, abid asistlich siis slip, Win a bautilul brus.. him ihat his riepasi shown be cunya, Sud 1,07 ks to Head over it; and julied while the fortelle de la Basilien Chile. his hean li lich alle iloisacred tu kitais mes liincess Eli. achat gratis ke linduced seviy, birinchen an upside do seu oricot along, a dzien puisinis ie the ciles diru'; right side of the wiulujanty. They soon parsiai itie op sy, a Big in 120x12 i draft y como bardaries of the city, Linda Luio per can be uscan nit

, of large, grew uicu, and was lititd. wir sie silser beads, datujiy divided at back of his lo:1) bottit. . Colruge, distance by a thicha

, buliian chain, of mis children, cried. Ida;.' we

hads in a silet, Michid with shall soon hire a callinge ancii şiria braght bubino, botwili onamented Fluigced mulcsi With the asa unda msj Wincidis ci laused io sia surance ibey haiened 6, ad by verluel, al. J bi tingitis ctet sier bles, day-burtük wure out of sight of the son will lie kiinat burning irona lolly spires of the city of bladid. theshe!, The Bottom finished with

a unikl ni Lourd's in imea ioil

an i blods; it it while we pred up LADIES' DRESSES with luigt vive! fwicis olid ia:se:<;

rilie of joi and site tist, His MAJESTY'S BIRTH-DAY.

ulis pad vir brood Vereshe site

vertingi, prins knee, I! Majesty.- ALILAC andsilier bonds.


Princess Augusta. A yellow crape gled with gold; diamond ear rings silver spangled petticoat, with double and neck-lace. Head-dress, diadraperier, with an elegant silver cor- monds and feathers. don representing the ancient honey, Princess Sophia of Gloucester. suckle; mantle to correspond, A splendid dress of white and silver,

Princess Mary-wore a magni- superbly embroidered : the form of ficent dress of browni crape embroi- the draperies was particularly strik, dered with silver and pink roses, ing and elegant, and was much adover a petticrat of royal purple: the mired for taste and effect; the whole design of each colour contrasted with finished with a massy border at the the other had a surprising new and bottom. Her royal highness wore a elegant effecß; oval draperies richly robe of lilac and silver tissue, with spangled all over, and terminated rich embroidered sleeves and front. with marking borders of dead and Princes Castelcicala. An elegant bright foil, in Vandykes, with roses, dress of lavender-coloured crape, beautifully variegated, interspersed Auted in divisions, and trimmed with lightly in the embroidery, had a truly broad black lace, ornamented with picturesque and novel appearance. wreaths of fancy howers, same coThe whole completed witti elegant lour as the dress, and bows of ribe cords and tassels; robe of brown pur- bands. This dress was much ad. ple and silver tissue, trimmed with mired for taste and simplicity. Robes broad Vandyke fringe, point lace, of Turkish lace, trimmed all round and diamonds.

with lavender-coloured flowers, Princess Sophia.--A pea-green Duchess of Rutland.--Elegantly petticoat, over which an elegant scarf dressed in a beautiful pelticoat and drapery of the same colour, most train of straw.coloured crape, with magnificently embroidered in silver rich wreaths of silver vine leaves, pines and branches : on the right side and ropes of silver arrows. a wing of embroidery of uncommon Marchioness of Downshire. A richness, and on the left a drapery, white crape petticoat, richly embroi. richly spangled; a beautiful fringe dered, with silver and pearls, the round the bottom of the petticoat; design forming in front two rows of the robe of green and silver tissue, large bouquets of wheat ears, and most elegantly trimmed with silver, branches of wheat in pearls: the and looped on the sleeves with silver bottom of the petticoat embroidered chains and acorns. Head-dress, with the same elegant design of pearl plume of green and white feathers, wheat ears and branches: the dra. and a profusion of diamonds. peries embroidered with an Etruscan

Princesa Amclia.----Petticoat of border in silver, intermixed with white crape, richly spangled, and pearl wheat ears the train of w unique border; draperies of purple sarsnet, embroidered with the same albany net, faste ned with silver ar. rich border as the draperies ; on each rous; pockets formed with rich sjeeve was a bunch of pearl wheat sprigs of laurels train of handsomrly ears. embroidered. Head-drese was embroidered purple tissue : on the ornamented with a crape embroi, left a beautiful 'for med drapery of dery 10 correspond, with white festooned shell-work, ornamented ostrich feathers, and a profusion with Parisian trimming.

of the finest diamonds. Duchess of York.- A pink crane Countess of Kingston. A white persicoat, richly embroidered in sil- crape petticoat, most tastefully em. ver; the draperies beautifully spanı broidered with silver wheat cars ;

« AnteriorContinuar »