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her without reserve; and she, at bouring gentleman who possessed the same time, felt a rising esteem a small independent estate, and and regard for him ; but, unfortu- instantly conceived a very violent nately for him, the dispute which predilection for her. But he did took place between hini and the not find her so compliaạt ás JohanBaron de Morillo, prevented a na; and the indignars manner in union which would have preserved which he was 'repulsed by Rosalie, him from the commission of many only increased the ardour of his odious and disgraceful actions. irregular passion. The abandoned,
The mother of Henriquez sur but artful Johanna detected the vived her lord about a year; and, inconstancy of his wavering heart; while she lived, her tender care but, so far from expressing any and excellent advice preserved her emotions of jealousy, she professed son in the paths of virtue ; but herself ready to aid him, with her soon after her decease, wealth and advice and assistance, to obtain the power appeared gradually to cor- gratification of his vile desires. rupt his heart, and dehase his Various artful schemes were sugners. He was frequently engaged gested by her to allure and sein scenes of riot and intemperance; duce the innocent Rosalie, but all and when he had wasted large proved unsuccessful; and it was sums of inoner in acts of extrara- at last resolved, that nothing but gance, be had recourse to mean 'force could succeed, and that force and oppressive extortions on his should be employed. vassals to procure a fresh supply, Some trusty bravos were therewhich he again wasted in the same fore secured; who, when it was wretched manner. Into these ha- known that Rosalie would go unbits of gross dissipation he had accompanied to a neighbouring been principally led by a lady of town, by a certain lonely path, dissolute manners, for whom he . were to waylay her, seize her, and has conceived a licentious passion, bring her by force to the castle. Johanna, the daughter of one . They executed their orders puncof his 'attendants, though by no tually; and Rosalie was brought means . perfect in her personal to the castle, and confined in a charms, had gained such an as- high tower, at the extremity fare cendancy over him, that she could thest from the part usually inhalead him into the commission of bited. every folly and vice she chose, The vile Johanna, and another and obtain from him whatever she domestic, were the only persons in thought proper to ask. The castle the castle who knew that Rosalie became an almost constant scene had been brought in. Johanna of revelry and debauchery, and he immediately hastened to Henrilost the esteem of all his attendquez, to inform him that his prey ants and vassals, who began to hold was in his power; but, whether his character in the utmost con- . his conscience rebuked him, or be tempt, and even, almost, in detes- could not prevail on himself intation.
stantly to determine how to act, it Satiated nearly with the charms was some time before he could of Johanna, which, in fact, were resolve to go to her: at length, never very inviting, he chanced to however, he went. meet with the daughter of a neigh He had to pass through a large
gallery in the most gloomy part of trived against innocent Rosalie, the castle ; on his arrival at which, and her having been at last brought a sudden flash of light seemed to il- by force into the castle. Shocked lumine all the place, and he beheld at the crime her nephew was about before him a tall female figure, to commit, and the disgrace and holding a dayger, and calling to odium it must bring on himself bim, in a hollow voice,–Stop.' and his family, she conceived the -He started back, struck with strange idea, as it certainly must astonishment and dread bordering appear, to gain at least some time on horror. My mother !' he ex- by acting on the superstition and claimed ;-' and from the grave!' natural timidity of one who, she ~Stop,' again said the phantom; was certain, would listen neither
you go to do a deed which will to advice nor to reproof. She blast your name for ever, and knew that Henriquez was a firm whelm you in perdition. The dag- believer in the appearances of deger of her father will avenge her parted spirits, and extremely fearinjured innocence ; all shall praise ful of what are usually called the act, and execration and infa- 'ghosts. She therefore habited. my alone attend thee.--Stop while herself in the robe and veil which it is yet time.'— The phantom dis- had been worn by his mother, and appeared, all was dark as before.; taking a dagger in her hand, with and Henriquez sunk on the floor, the aid of a lanthorn, produced all and fainted, overpowered with hor- the terrific appearance that has
been described. But not to leave our readers, Her plan, however extraordinalikewise, too maeh in the dark, it ry, had, as we have seen, all the may be necessary to observe here, success she could have promised what might have been mentioned herself from it; and, in the sebefore, that among the domestics, quel, its beneficial effects were attendants, and inhabitants of the happily more complete that she castle, there was one near relative could have expected.--Henriquez of Henriquez, his mother's young- lay in a state of insensibility till est sister, named Elinor; whó, he was taken up by the servants, amid all his extravagance, would who carried him to his chamber, never leave him, but frequently and laid him in his bed. When took the liberty to admonish him, his senses returned, the first perand to upbraid him with his infa- son he inquired for was his aunt mous conduct. Her advice, how- Elinor, to whom he related the ever, had always been received extraordinary vision he had seen. either with ridicule or revilings. As no person knew the secret, or She had yet never ceased her en had received the least, intimation deavours to recall him, if possible, of it bat Elinor herself, she was to the paths of decorum and vir- in no danger that it should be distue. . She was much respected by closed; and did all she could to all the domestics; and had at encourage him in the belief that length gained over the confiden- all he had seen 'was real. The tial servant of the wicked Johanna, terror he had felt, and the violent to divulge to her some of her mis- agitation of mind he had suffered, tress's secrets. By her she had produced a severe, and even very been informed of the plans con- dangerous illness; during which
he yielded himself entirely to the French women, but not less adguidance of the good Elinor, dis- mired on that account. missed the abandoned Johanna, The physiognomy of both sexes and sending for the father of Ro- 'inEngland is prepossessing, but desalie, restored to him his dangli- void of a certai captivating charmı: ter, fortunately uninjured, implor- yet their features are soft, and ing, with many tears, forgiveness their eyes beam mildness; but of both; and entreated their pray
without that bewitching languor ers for, as he feared, a dying, but which fascinates the beholder; truly repentant sinner.
and this inay arise from the noble But when he had thus relieved and exquisite form of the nose, his conscience, and firmly resolved which gives infinite diguity to the to returá to the paths of virtue, whole countenance. he began visibly to recover. The
The complexion of the men is good Elinor continually watched ruddy; that of the women beautihim, and attended bim night and ful in the extreme: the skin is of day; and, when completely re
a most dazzling white, and soft stored, he never afterwards relap- as the cygnet's down, but their . sed into the licentious and vicious mouths are either large or not habits of which he had before been agreeably formed; and ibis defect guilty. He renewed his acquaint- is glaring, notwithstanding their ance with the lovely Estella, who, aptitude to sinile, when they disfinding that he was indeed another cover the whitest teeth possible. and a better inan, gave him her Still these smiles, however pleashand in marriage, and they lived
ing, want that alluring grace which many years in love and happiness. animates the features of the less Whether the secret of the real
beautiful Parisienne. nature of the mysterious admoni
If the st.anger is surprised to tion he had received was ever re
find beauty so common in Engvealed to himn by his worthy aunt,
land, he will be still more so when this history saith not, nor is it, his observation has pointed out to indeed, of inuch importance.
him the equality of exterior which pervades all classes. At Paris it
easy to discover the citizens, the OBSERVATIONS on the PERSONS
men of letters, the man of busiand Dress of the ENGLISH.
ness, the nouveant riche, or the
decayed nobleman; each has bis (From Travels in England translated peculiar deportinent and distinfrom the German of C. A. Goede.)
guishing apparel ; but in England I DO not believe that any coun it is scarcely possible to know a lord try in Europe can boast so much from a tradesman, or a man of letgeneral elegance, and symmetry 'ters froin a mechanic; and this of form, as Great Britain : this at seems to arise from the sorereignleast is certain, that one meets ty of fashion in the metropolis. with fewer deformed beings here In other countries a few trifling than elsewhere. The men, how- individuals. alone obey the fiat of ever, are better formed than the 'the fickle goddess; but in London women; the latter, in particular, young and old bow with subare seldom seen with beautifully mission at her shrine. Here the small feet, a charm common with changes of fashion and the opera
tions of whim, fancy, or caprice, gentlemen appear with round hats. are so various, so rapid, that half the At the Opera, the former are full houses in town are completely me- dressed, wear their hair ornamenttamorphosed every two or three ed; and the latter appear suitably years : a circumstance, however, dressed with cocked hats and which considerably promotes the shoes. prosperity of the nation at large.
The fashions, however, of this country are simple and harmonious; the shape, perhaps, does
A VISIT not always please the eye, but the colour is invariably becoming, and the tout-ensemble agreeable.
ON A SUMMER'S EVENING. Nothing would appear more ridiculous than to see a
BY MATILDA SPENCER. fashionably clad ; as the coat is cut, so must the waistcoat and THE scorching heat of the sun breeches correspond. Nor would had given place to more tempered this suffice, unless the shape of rays, when I walked out with an the hat, and exact measure of the intention of visiting the sick daughboot, were in perfect unison: every ter of a neighbouring cottager. A reform, therefore, must be radi- rude and unfrequented path led cal. As Germans either do not me to my favourite walk. Onone understand, or will not attend to side was a rural hedge, from which these orinutiæ, they must thank the little songsters poured their themselves if they find they are grateful songs, in notes wild, stared at or ridiculed as they walk sweet, and harmonious; on the the streets.
other, cattle were grazing, before It is notorious that the ladies of me was an open and extensive field France have always disputed the decked in a sweet variety of 1. superiority of taste with those of greens,' while a gently-rising hill,
England." Without entering into with the aid of a few tall and the controversy it will be proper stately poplars, half concealed the to observe, that each have a pecu- spire of the village church. Have liar and diametrically opposite way ing reached the hill I sat down, of setting off their native charms, but not to enjoy the rural scenery, and while the former enter a draw- which at any other time would ing room, as lightly attired as the have inspired me with delight, for statue of a Grecian sculptor, the the cold indifference of a friend latter envelope themselves in the preyed heavy on my spirits. Lost foldings of a Spanish mantle. The in pensive recollection, I had alladies here are as attentive to the most forgotten the approach of corresponding harmony of their night, and hastily arose to fulbl dress as the gentlemen. Fine my engagement. The departing muslins are the invariable order of sun-beams still lingered on the the day ; - and a lady is never seen cottage which I entered, I found abroad without a hat. But a par- the object of my inquiries much ticular style attaches to particu- worse than I expected; her pale lar occasions.
At church the and faded cheek rested on the maLadies are plainly dressed, and the ternal bosom of her aged parent,
whose tears flowed as she witnessed promising to call again on to-methe extreme, the agonizing misery row, bade them good night. of her daughter, and knew that no • Peace to the inhabitants of this relief could save her from an early 'cottage!' I exclaimed, as I fastand untimely grave.
ened the wicket-gate; "and nay I accepted the friendly offer of that Power, on whose goodness a seat, and endeavoured, (though you so humbly depend, take your in a faltering voice) to console suffering daughter to that happithem, but was quite surprised at ness she so ardently pants after, finding such meek resignation in The full-orbed moon had now the good woman, and such unes- shed her silvery light around, and ampled patience in the heavily the universal calmness that reigned afflicted girl. I observed that throughout the face of nature, was 6afflictions were useful lessons to in perfect unison with my feelings. mankind, and incident to morta- Never, ye votaries of fashion and lity; therefore ought to be cheer- dissipation, did ye experience a fully borne.'— 'Tis true, she re- satisfaction equal to that I felt. plied, 'I ought to kiss the chastis- It was a pleasure so pure, so fering rod, and bow before the de- vent, that it had power to bush erees of an all-merciful God! (a each ruder passion ;' to banish tear strayed down her furrowed every unpleasant reflection from cheek,) but we are too apt to mur- my memory; and diffuse tranmur. 'I said we ought not to dis- quillity o'er my mind. trust the goodness of God !_ Nor do I,' replied she; I have ever • But the long pomp, the midnight trusted in that Being whose care
masquerade, is over all ;—and amid my troubles With all the freaks of wanton wealth have I ever remembered him who
array'd; is both able and willing to help.
In these, cre triflers half their wish ob
tain, But to see my daughter suffer thus, The toiling pleasure sickens into pain; is hard, and a mother feels.' J asked And, e'en while Fashion's brightest arts the invalid if she was willing to decoy, die: she fixed her eyes earnestly The heart distrusting, asks if this be joy? on me, then directed them up
GOLDSMITH. wards, and feebly exclaimed Not my will but thine be done. Her
I felt seriously improved by my mother said her afflictions had evening's ramble, and concluded weaned her from the world, but it by repeating the following lines an inward groan from her daughter from my favourite poet :stopped her. Let me say I felt • Father of light and life! thou good humbled if,' said I, (mentally,) supreme! * this poor woman is thus grateful, Oh! teach me what is good! teach me surrounded by poverty and afflic thyself! tions, how ought my heart to ex
Save me from folly, vanity, and rice! pand with gratitude : Ought I From every low pursuit; and feed my to repine if a few briars are scat- With knowledge, conscious peace, tered in my rose-strewn path?' I, however, checked these reflections, Sacred, substantial, never-fading bliss" and offered my mite which was
Tromsov. most thankfully accepted, and Chatteris, July 10, 1807.