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such a mischievous devil of a of my accident. Lady Mary, too, horse !
goodnaturedly enough offered me · The grooms now arrived; he her seat, and had actually alightstormed at thent with fury. They ed, when the officious fool of a said the horse was a very quiet groom came tearing up the road creature, and had never occasioned with a nasty coach, and was rean accident before. The fellow warded by Walsingham for his laid hold of the horse, who stood speed. quiet enough ; but said he could Baderly, with provoking nonnot discover what had frightened chalance, handed his companion him. Walsingham cursed him for to her former seat. I hid my face a stupid fool, and told him to go in my handkerchief, and Baderly, and bring a carriage to take me supposing my pain to be intolerhome in. The men both rode off. able, took me in his arms, and He then placed me gently on the lifted me into the carriage which bank, and again asked me where the groom had brought. He stepI was hurt. I complained of a ped in, and I was in hopes he had sprain in my ancle, but was ob a mind to let the foolish Mary go liged to bite my lip to prevent back by herself; but on Walsinglaughing. Every time I drew my ham's coming in he bowed, and breath hard his features were ab saying he left me in good hands, solutely distorted by terror. At retired : yet I thought, as he delength the grimaces he made, scended the steps, his countenance joined to his constant exclainations betrayed yexation. This pleased of • You are excessively hurt, my me, and the pleasure was greatly dear girl'-tken the poor innocent heightened at observing Walsingpalfrey was anathematized with all ham's solicitude. His arm enthe zeal of a saint-quite upset circled my waist, and my head my gravity, and I burst into a rested on his bosom. • Amiable hearty laugh.
sufferer,-bewitching beauty,' he He looked astonished.- Pray called me, while he repeatedly God!' said he, “she go not into pressed my cheek with his lips, hysterics.' I recovered myself as his eyes swimming in voluptuous soon as possible, but hearing him softness. What would I have not supposing it to be a fit almost set given to have beheld my Baderly me off again. However, I checked in the same, situation, though at my mirth, and leaning my head that moment I thought him the on his shoulder, appeared quite handsomest man I had ever seen. apent with the exertion.
In this short ride I discovered pressed me to his bosom, and I his heart to be all my own, and could feel his heart beat; his hauds that I might do just what I pleased trembled, and on raising my eyes with it. I therefore, on the whole, to his face, I saw he, like Adam, had no reason to be displeased
was hanging over me enamoured with the effects of my mancurre; · His colour heightened, his eves for a maneuvre, you may be sure,
speaking unutterable things. Ba- this pretended sprain was, merely derly's curricle at that moment to try my power over my two came in sight. He had the good beaus. I could have wished to manners to hasten towards us, and have seen Baderly evince a little expressed some sorrow at hearing more sensibility; but I know hours
to act, and will retaliate the dis I will continue my letter to appointment.
When we arrived at the house, Walsinghain carried me up to
. (To be continued. ] my chamber. Your friend, CaroJine,' said he, will be grieved she cannot attend you in person ; but, THE VALE OF AVIGNON. I hope your continement will be very short, and we shall all endea
TRAGIC ROMANCE. vour to render it as little irksoine as possible. I will fetch Dr. Hood to examine your foot.'
By S. Y. 1 begged he wonld not, as I said
* As erst, when dropping o'er the turf, I had a balsam of great efficacy in forlorn, sprains, which I had brought from He charm'd wild Echo with his plain Italy.
He left me, but soon returned Yet still enamour'd of the tender tale, with his sister, whom he had
Pale Passion haụnts thy grove's ro. brought to keep me company; Soft music seeins to breathe in every
inantic gloom, He might as well have fetched oid
gale, queen Bess from Westminster
Unfached still the fairy garland's Abbey: she would hare been
bloom, equally amusing. The strange Still heavenly incense fills each fragrant body talked of nothing but the vale, shining accomplishments of her And PETRARCH's genius weeps o'er charming sister; and how much LAURA's tomb. every one of their family adored
Russell TO VALCLUSA? her. But that she might say, thinking to please me: then, to AS the sun was setting, and its please herself, she traced back all rays embellishing the vale of Avig. her ancestors, aye, to the very an non, Rivola strayed from the coto tedilavians I believe; inforned me tage of her parents. The majestic, of their names and achievements; distant mountains, seemed to inand promised to show me, when I sult, from their superior elevation, could walk in the gallery, a full the humble trees in the vale belength of one who gained a most neath, and capriciously to cast incredible victory over the Gauls. monstrous and gigantic shadows I have forgot which of her great on the pleasant plains of Avigaon. grandfathers it was, but he might The scene was interspersed with be contemporary with Guy earl of various trees, watered by limpid Warwick, for aught I know. But springs gushing from amongst the of this I am certain, none of her trees; lowers of varied colours, noble progenitors ever harassed, or and odoriferous perfumes, adorned fatigued their opponents more by the vale and adjacent mountains; the deeds themselves, than I was 'uncultivated vines entwined the by the 'recital.
trunks of the trees, whence, creepA relief came in the person of ing from branch to branch, they the present representative of this formed numerous romantic grote ancient and honourable house, tos, caves, and flowery arches:
- Here · High-built Avignon; and the rocky The silver aspin, and the leafy planc O'er-hung the woodbine, who around That banks th' impetuous Rhone; them throws
and like a steam Her honeyed tendrils.''
From some rich incense rising, to
the extreme Rivola was regularly beautiful: Of desolate Hesperia, did rebound, she boasted an indescribable ex And gently wak'd the Muses.' pression of modesty and love in her countenance, which had irre The night was exquisite; the sistible attraction. A little golden genius of the air shook his azure crucifix decked her rising bosoin, locks, perfumed with the scent of and her smile was heavenly. As the pine; the moon shone in the she strayed she was soon overtaken centre of a spotless dark-blue sky, by the generous, the good Pamfili. and her grey, pearly light floated He was her lover, he sought her on the endless summit of the fosmiles; she bestowed them ;-he rest. As they sat, they perceived, asked her love, she granted it;- through the trees, a person fast in all he solicited, she acquiesced : approaching. He was habited in as she leaned on his arm, she
a savage garb,
his looks were listened with attention to his horror : he approached, and, with: vows. O Rivola !' he exclaimed, out uttering a word, tore Rivola
you are more lovely than the from the arms of Painfili. A bridegroom's first dream! O my scuffle ensued, and Rivola faintbeloved ! let one kiss assure you ed, Pamfili at the same monient of my constancy.'
received a severe blow by a scimi
tar which the ruffian held in his ! If holding others than one's self more hand, which brought him senseless
dear; Is still to pour the tear, to heave the
to the ground. As he lay, the
savage rifled his pockets : being at With grief, with anger, or with
length a little recovered, he arose chre to pine;
upon his knees, and craved perIf when afar to burn, to freeze when mission to endeavour to restore the near;
hapless Rivola. The villain, with If these be causes love-sick that I lie,
a look and voice that conveyed Yours, lady, be the fault, the loss horror to his soul, replied, “ Haste be mine.'
then to do it.' Rivola after a short
time recovered, and walked a few As they walked by the side of steps, supported by the good Pamthe wood, the stork cried on her fili. The ruffian again fiercely nest, and the hills resounded with demanded her, and drew again his the monstrous song of the quail ; scimitar. On a sudden the brave they soon reached the recess of a Pamfili rushed upon him and dislittle grove, where Petrarch was 'armed him, and threw him with wont to rove with his beloved great violence against the trunk Laura ; they seated themselves be- of a tree: no sooner had he risen "neath the flowery branches of a than he drew from his side a sharpmaple tree, where Petrarch is sup- pointed stiletto, and ran with fury posed to have written the follow at Pamfili. Rivola seeing the at. ing lines :
tempt, darted between them, when,
alas! she received the fatal point And yet less snowy than her silent breast, in her heart : she shrieked, sunk,
Tho' her cold cheek and lip were and instantly expired. Pamtili, deathly wan. in the heat of rage, resumed the As Painfili sat by the corse, the attack, and in the coinbat nearly moon began to hide herself bebiud severed his head from his body; the distant mountain, and he wept and that his carcass might not
as he saw gradually disappear the pollute the spot, he dragged it to a
features of his love. Soon the precipice, and left it for the food black gathering clouds darkened of the ravens:
the scene, and the thuuder roared;
a violent storm cume on, and the While beneath Fury and l'enom, couch'd in murky forked lightnings glared through dens,
the trees--the winds howled-the Ilissing and yelling, guard the hideous Sea-gulls screamed, gloom.'
And dark Despair a gloomy picture Pamfili returned to the spot,
drew.' and found the beauties of Rivola
The awful roar rolled through enveloped in the veil of eternity. the mountains, as ancient as the He seated himself by her side, world; the gloomy scene was uniand wept, while the moon lent her versal; the hideous yells of the pale Hainbeau to the direful scene troubled birds of prey added terror
-the orb soon shed over the woods to the spot; the surcharged clouds that mysterious melancholy which lowered beneath the forest tops it partially displays to the venera- suddenly they burst, and displayed ble oaks and ancient spires of the their vivid lightning the heamountains the fall of the torrent
vens rent--and through their creat a distance was heard--the night- vices displayed new realms and bird chirped on the rock, and a
numerous spaces of liquid fire ;golden streak appeared in the east. the woods were fired in various As he bent o'er the lovely corse,
parts; - how terrible was the he wrung his hands in despair he raised her from the ground,
spectacle!—the flames united and
raged impetuous :-
• In an instant
Pamfili bent upon his knees, smile and languish-through her and lifting up his streaming eyes white, transparent skin the blue
to heaven, raised a prayer to Hiin veins appeared on her cheeks-her beauteous eye was closed, while : W'ho grasps the fiery lightning in his her alabaster hands pressed against
hand.' the ebon crucifix.
With swift motion the full. . The moony light fell clear upon her streamed lightnings few, and pervest,
vaded each recess ;a flash, with For whiteness rivalling the stately impetuous speed, smote him, and Syvan,
in an instant consigned him to
the dust, As soon as twilight Whether you use your own carri peeped between the mountains, age, or the coachman's, the exa the careful shepherds hied forth in pense is the same, although the search of their fleecy charge, and convenience is materially different. wandering --- found the hapless The public library, though the Painbli and Rivola both lifeless foundation is of modern date, cong
The report soon spread tains a number of volumes, and around the plain, but no account some inanuscripts.
It is open for a long period could be given every day to the public, but as as to the cause of their unhappy there are not many scientific men end. The neighbouring shepherds at the present day in Nice, the dug a sepulchre in the rock, and arts and sciences are not so much carefully deposited their remains; advanced by them as they might they placed a cross upon its verge, be. Fortunately for the Nissards, and dropt the silent tcar! the library has escaped the pillag• What tho' no weeping loves their ing hands of the revolutionists in adust grace,
the last war, an omission they Nor polished inarble emulate each face; could not justly be taxed with What tho' no sacred earth allow them throughout the republics of Italy
and other countries, which they Norhallowd dirge be muttered o'er tlicir suhdued.. The librarian is a inan tomb,
of considerable information, and Yet shall their grave with rising flow'rs takes much pleasure in showing be dress’d,
attention to strangers. And the green turf lie lightly on each breast :
The port is situated where there There shall 'the moon her earliest tears were very fine gardens formerly, bestow,
It was left unfinished at the time There the first roses of the year shall the country of Nice passed under blow;
the dominion of France, and was While anyels with their silver wigs to have extended as far as the o'ersbade
Place de la Republique. It is The groun. now sacred by their reliques defended at its entrance by a made.'
mole, which is by no means band-
on account of the violence of the Drscription of the City of Nice, surf, and the consequent yielding * with an Account of the Many of the stone-work. The govern.
NERS, CHARACTER, LANGUAGE, ment has it in contemplation to RELIGION, and AMUSEMENTS repair it, and to prosecute the of the INHABITANTS.
other works. A greater service
cannot be rendered to the departe (Continued from page 667.) ment, and to Nice in particular,
to which a good port would be a IT is absolutely necessary for source of riches. Besides it is of those who live in the suburbs to much consequence to Piedmont, have a carriage, which may be being the only place where the hired for the day or the evening; produce of that part of Italy can the same thing, in point of pay- be exchanged for what is imported ment, for fifteen francs, or at the by sea. The entrance to the port rate of fifteen pounds per month. is so small, that vegsets of great