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my attention during the greater por- of my own thoughts wbich endowed tion of the day; but William's em the imperfectly distinguished accents ployments did not demand so exclu- with a meaning most congenial to my sive a sbare of his time: and he, at suspicious mind, “ I would rather be Adelaide's request, employed bis lei- Sweet William." sure in teaching her botany.
I certainly observed her smile on Ode evening, fatigued with the heat him complacently, and they went on and business of the day, as I lay re- pursuing their pastime. clining on a sofa, engaged in conver It was not many days after this, sation with my brother, Adelaide came that I observed Adelaide wearing a runningin, her heavenly face illumiped small bunch of flowers in her bosom ; with an expression of pleasure, crying, I requested her to give them to me; " Oh, dear William! your auriculas and, as she complied, I said, perhaps are not withered, they look quite re- in a reproachful tone,
" You never vived ; do come and see:” and taking wear Hollyhock in your bosom, Adehis band, she drew him out of the laide.” room.
“ Lord, no, that is such an ugly Adelaide was neither a hoyden, nor flower!" answered she, innocently. a coquette; yet I thought this action This simple speech stung my feelvery familiar; she had said too,“ Dearings to the quick, and wrung my jeaWilliam !” I started up, tired though I lous beart with agony ; I averted my was, and followed them into the gar head, to hide the tears which were den, where I met them shortly after I fast gathering in my eyes; Adelaide entered; they were walking together, noticed my emotion, and her peneand both laugbing violently.
trating mind supplied the cause ; “I am very glad to see you so for taking my hand, she said, fondly, merry," said I, while the faltering tone “ Dear Godfrey, I did not rean to of my voice insinuated a doubt of the wound your feelings; but really you sincerity of my assertion.
are such a sensitive plant, I hardly “ Ob! William has been making me know how to avoid giving offence.” laugh so immoderately; he has been “ Sweet Adelaide! do not heed me; christening us all out of the flower I am sorry that you should have obgarden. We call my father White served my weakness; it is my misHonesty, and mama is Red Thrift, fortune that my nerves should be so and Mr. Dalton's two daughters are very susceptible ; but I will strive London Pride, and Striped Colum- to" bine,"
Very susceptible indeed !” interAnd what are you, my precious rupted she, in a tone of chagrin; "and girl!" asked I, tenderly taking her I think you are become more fractious band, and drawing it under my arm. lately, though I am sure I cannot
“ Why, William denominates me, guess the cause." Venus's Looking-glass; but I think that “ And yet, Adelaide, I hope you is ponsense," replied the fascinating do me the justice to suppose that girl.
there is a cause,” making an effort “ Not at all nonsense, Adelaide!” to overcome my natural reserve, that cried I, enraptured: “William means I might arrive at once at an explanato say, that Venos might look at you, 'tion of my sentiments." as a mirror, and see herself reflected." “ Well, and what is the cause,
God“ Mighty fine indeed, Hollyhock !” frey?” asked she, but yet in so caresimpered she, affectedly : “ we desig- less a manner, it seemed as if my jusnate you Hollyhock, because you are tification was a matter of indifference 80 tall."
to her. “ Well, but I have not heard Wil I laid my head on her shoulder, liam's name yet,” remarked I. and, as I clasped her waist, whis
* Why, I suppose that we must pered in her ear, " I wish I had allow him to bc Plos Adonis," said she, never bronght William to New York." with an expression of playful scorn A guiltless conscience might have that rendered it difficult to decide, been at a loss to understand the alluwhether she meant to jest, or to com- sion; but Adelaide's treacherous heart pliment bim : be that as it may, I betrayed her, and afforded her a clue faucied that I heard him whisper, to my meaning; for she exclained, or perhaps it was only the current with energy, Why so? William is
nothing to me;, I only like him, respect summer-house, in Mr. Dalton's garhim, I mean, as your brother; thảt is den, that commanded an extensive all; only, as your brother; I will ne- 'view of the occan, hoping, by the ver speak to him, if you do not wish it; aid of a good glass, to descry the but why should you fear William, or little bark, when a letter was brought any body, you know that I am be- 'to me that speedily terminated my 'trothed to you; though indeed, God- apprehensions. 'frey, if you are so extremely irri I opened the epistle eagerly, for table, and selfish, and suspicious, I I perceived by the superscription that do not see that we have much chance it came from Adelaide; I had scarcely of being happy in each other."
glanced over the first two or three sen“Sweet excelleńce !" cried I, “ for- tences, before I became transformed give my folly; there is no true love into a maniac. Ignashed on the inferwithout some jealousy, it is said ; nal scroll with my teeth; I toreit, sylthough, perhaps, I am over covet- lable from syllable, that not one legi"ous of my treasure. I am, too, most ble word should remain of it's ac
unhappily diffident of myself; but you cursed meaning. I fled, with mad and 'shall teach me, by your preference unremitted speed, to the house of Mr. of me, to have more vanity; and I Henley, not heeding that the withershall be so proud, I will think no ing beams of a meridian sun scorched one can compare with me.”
my uncovered head ; there was a tire Adelaide faintly smiled, and im- 'within my brain ten thousand times printed a gentle kiss upon my fore- more hot,
head; her fragrant breath acted as Just as I reached the open door a balmy zephyr, dispersing the thick of Adelaide's dwelling, overpowered
dark vapours that clouded my mind, by agitation and exertion, Isunk down and I was once more truly happy. senseless, but quickly revived to a
Adelaide's state of health had been consciousness of my misery. Recksomewhat delicate lately ; and she less 'of Mrs. Henley's tender enquiwas despatched, by her affectionate ries, and admonitions to be calm, I .parents, to spend a few weeks at raved, I tore my clothes, exclaiming, the house of a friend, some miles in “ She is married ! yes, married-marthe country. I entreated to be suf- ried; ' disgusted' with my anxious fered to escort her thither; but slie temper; ay, disgusted'—that is the positively declined my attendance, word, she says, disgusted!' and parted from me in a cold, con Here Howard again made a break strained, and embarrassed manner. in his recital ; fell back on the sofa
In about a week after Adelaide bad where he was sitting, and hid his departed, William proposed to me, face in his hands, while a stifled groan well knowing that I should refuse bis escaped from his overcharged bosom. offer, to join in an aquatic excur- Meliora 'hastened to tender restorasion, with a few chosen friends, to tives; but he put them aside with a neighbouring island, where it was his arm, saying, he should be better intended that they should remain un soon; and, after the lapse of two till the following morning. The party or three minutes, thus resumed his set off in high glee; I assisted in story. hoisting their sail, and wished them, I find that, even at a distance of “ a pleasant merry voyage.”
two and thirty years, I am not comAs Howard pronounced these words petent to dwell, with calmness, on he burst into a short hollow laugh, this, the most painful, epoch of my while his frame trembled with emo existence. As soon, therefore, as I tion. He paused a moment; then had received, from another quarter, quickly recovering himself, pursued confirmation of the fact, of the union bis parration in a steadier voice. of Adelaide with my brother, for at
As the time approached when I bc- first I had almost persuaded myself gan to look for William's return, and that the whole was only a freak of yet he did not appear, I began to feel Adelaide, contrived to revenge bersomewhat uneasy; and the more so, self on, and cure me of my jealousy, because a brisk gale had been blow- I relinquished all share in my mering freshly during the night; the stock cantile concern; and only drawing of provisions, too, which they had on the treasury for a sum of money, taken was but small; and I was in a bardly equivalent to one tenth of the
value of my partnership, I prepared to a rare character in any country; and leave the country, without irusting I had not lived in my retirement but a myself either to see or to write to few months, before I felt that perpcthat guilty pair, those murderers of tual solitude was irksome, my time my life's dearest happiness, who, like hung heavily on my hands, and I at two vipers, had stnng to agony the length persuaded nyself to return the food heart which held thein enshrined polite advances to friendship which in it's closest and warmest reccsscs. I had received from an elderly genResisting the entreaties nd impor- tleman, a bachelor, uamcd Sartram, tunities of my friends at New York who held an immense plantation imto continue among them, I sct sail mediately contiguous to my humble in a small vessel, and landed on ono estate. With this gentleman I spent of the beautiful Bahama Islands, many hours of kind and social inwhich I had resolved to make my tercourse ; he regarded me abode. Having determined to circam son, and I looked up to him with scribe my wants and wishes, my re almost filial affection ; till at the exlatioos and affections, withiu as nar- piration of ten years, during which row a compass as possible.
period I continued to receive the most In pursuance of this design, I satisfactory tidings fron my friends in secured a small tenement for my England, in reply to the liberal rcmitresidence; while my establishment tances which I was enabled occasionconsisted only of a negro youth, ally to forward to them; Mr. Sartram called Scipio; his mother, who acted dicd, leaving me the sole heir of the in the capacity of cook and house- property which he had amassed durkeeper; and a favourite horse. But ing his residence there, amounting I was too young to turn hermit yet. to several thousand pounds. A misanthrope of one and twenty is
(7'o be continued.)
In the same form descends on all;
Or in the pride of beauty fall :
Are covered with an early pall.
Life's passing vapour fleet away,
While dark and darker grows the day:
Sudden destruction,-not decay.
Ere to the grave they down were hurld,
Before the veil of Life was furl'd:
A summons to the immortal world.
Whom once we loved, who now are past,
Where life and love for ever last.
Can ever true affection blast.
And Death flies on with swift career,
And one soft word of summons hear,
RAYMOND THE ROMANTIC, AND HIS FIVE WISHES,
THE AIR BALLOON. Ah! believe me, destroy your balloons !--climb not with your inflammable air
beyond the spliere to which God hath limited it; burn your journals; annihilate every trace of this rare secret; renounce the project of raising yourselves above the thunder.
MARQUIS DE VILLETTE. A DEEP and permanent melan place in my journey. I acceded the choly, which prejed upon me un more readily to the wishes of my ceasingly, succeeded to the terrilic friends, because the discoveries of circunstances and results related in the French in the science of Aeroany last aclvcnturc ; and it scemed station were then become a general as if even Time itself would have but subject in conversation; and though little chance to soften, or to remove I neither expected nor wished that the keepness of the impression which my tour should remove from my mind they had made upon my mind. It the remembrances which filled it with is with our griefs, however, as it is a wild abstracted joy, and a deswith the approach of spring, and the troying but pleasing sorrow, yet did gradual expansion of the days. We I earnestly desire that it might prodo not step at once from gloomincss duce the gratification of another of my and desolation to liveliness and beau- romantic wishes ; namely, to ascend ty, nor from the long nights of wintry in an Air-Balloon. My departure was, darkness to the bright sunny mornings of course, previous to the setting-in of of summer :-No, as an ancient and that dangerous season, which so dequaint author remarks, “ The length- forms the clinate of Zetland; and as ening of days is not suddenly per- the close of the month of September ceived till they are grown a pretty proved much milder than usual, on deal longer, because the sun, though the 24th I embarked on board the it be in a circle, yet it seems for a Mermaid, which was then commanded while to go in a right line. For take by my kind friend Rudolph Feldsparr, a segment of a great circle, cspccially, and was bound for the coast of France. and you shall scem to doubt whether it My fornier life had been passed entirely be straight or no. But when that the in Zetland, and the monotony of it's sun is got past that line, then you pre- primitive customs bad been broken sently perceive the days are length- only by our departure for the Haaff, ened.” This exactly illustrates be or Deep Sea-Fishing; and I had nedeparture of sorrow from the sou! : ver yet set foot upon the shores of we do not feel the removal of any another country. My romantic dispart of our allliction until a large position would, it is true, have led portion of it be wept away, ame me abroad in search of adventures Jiorated by time, or borne into ob to gratisy it; but at the same time, livion by the gradual recession of Zetland was cndeared to me by begrief, which, after it bave tlowed to ing the Mortlakes' “ last and longa great height, usually. cbbs by de est resting-place;" it was sacred begrees, and carries all our distresses cause it contained, either in it's seas, into the great sca of nur former lives. or beneath it's turf, the ashes of all To accelerate this, men usually fly my former ancestors, and dearest reto a vast variety of means, one of latives of my own time, from Ivar, the most common of which is tra- the first Jarl, or Lord of Mortlake, velling into other countries, thus contemporary with Harold the Fair, deeming, that they shall leave their early in the tenth century; down to sorrows behind them with the scenes my own lamented father and mother, where they originally occurred. This, Ronovald and Alofa Mortlake. Zetalthough it be in a great measure a lapd, then, was to me, what the camistaken conceit, I was prevailed vern in the field of Macphelah was upon to try, and accordingly, in the to Jacob: “ there they buried Abralatter part of 1783, I left the Zet- ham and Sarah his wife; there they land Islands for the Continent, and buried Isaac and Rebekah his wife'; made Paris the first grand resting, and there I buried Leah,” When
'these circumstances are considered, ever, did not forget to sing my last and when it is remenbered that the adieus to my native land, to the tune hcart is much more susceptible and of a funeral song first used over the tender in sorrow than in joy, it will body of Ivar Mortlake, who was slain not be surprising that parting from in the victorious descent of Sigurd, Zetland should seem to me like be- Earl of Zetland, and Tborlin, King coming an outcast from Eden; and of Dublin, upon Sutherland and the that, on sailing from North-Maven, adjoining counties, in the year 915. I remained motionless at the stern The measure was quite in the style of of the vessel, even for hours after the old funereal battle songs, in which the Island was out of sight, till at there was a kind of mourniul sweeping length my tears and the night
more cadence, not, however, unmixed with conipletely dimmed my vision. While notes that sounded as of triumph. yet in sight of the shore, I, how
RAYMOND MORTLAKE'S FAREWELL TO ZETLAND.
Adieu to thee, dear Zetland!
While this life my breast shall swell,
I have loved so long and well ;
Thou'rt beauty unto me,
Thai was not made in thee.
Ere tbey closed their ancient reign,
Wide empire on the main ;
Did other nations see,
The freest of the free.
On thy wild romantic steep,
Many a form is laid to sleep;
The grave, that yet there be;
My heart is still with thee.
When the summer sun shall shine,
Warm a colder heart than mine:
With loud and roaring sea,
A dearer cannot be. Whilst I was thus employed, the creased, yet I felt a sweet and penMermaid had worked her way out of sive pleasure, in contemplating each the Bay of North-Maven, and was well-remembered spot, and in conproceeding in a north-eastern direc- sidering how time or the sea might ijon round the scattered fragments of have changed their features, before rocky territory which form the most I should look upon them again. easterly parts of Zetland, and the Although to an eye which for the Islands of Yell and Unst. In this first time views the Zetland Isles, voyage all the beauties of the place there will appear only a rocky unwere spread before me, and thus even coast, broken with bleak and all my melancholy feelings were en dark mossy bills rising above it, yet