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terrific revelation when we entered the his savage hordes, tearing with knives, lunar capital, and, looking under a spears, and nails, and teeth.—There, prodigious fane or hall of adamant, was exhibited the mortal shock of the what was my astonishment to behold Grecian spear and phalanx. Further the Emperor Buonaparte, with all his on, the Roman legions, with their human expression of body and of coun shields and short swords, were tenance, and in his exact earthly cos mitting dreadful havoc upon their foes. tume ! On his left arm was a figure, In another spot was exhibited the fight which I immediately recognized, from of the turbaned tribes of Asia and its resemblance to a picture I had often Africa, with the cavalry and scimitar. gazed upon in the print-shop of Messrs. The iron-clothed bill and spear-men, Bowles and Carver, in St. Paul's Church and archers of the middle ages, were yard. The high and heavy boots, the seen in their dreadful charge, and perlarge skirts, the stiff hair and long cue, sonally hewing and hacking each other the laced body, and the long straight with terrific fury--Charles the 12th. sword, clearly pointed this out to be and his half-mailed warriors were comthe hero of Sweden, Charles the 12th. mitting dreadful carnage, upon the On Buonaparte's right arm was Alex naked Russian.-On his wing was the ander the Great, and immediately be slow but precise army of Frederick of fore him stood, in earnest conversa Prussia, whose musketry was mowing tion, Julius Cæsar, Romulus, Cyrus, down whole lines of brave and devoted Cambyses, Tamerlane, Kouli Khan, Germans.-But in a division of the Aureng-zebe, Hanibal, Charlemagne, field, more conspicuous than the rest, Frederick of Prussia, our Henries and was Buonaparte, with his armies of inEdwards, and a countless number of credible numbers. Here, the art of Marshalls, Generals, and warriors of human slaughter had risen to its utevery description, all of whom were most limits. These prodigious bodies paying the most respectful attention to of men were extended in lines, or the conversation of Buonaparte. “ But thrown into masses with wonderful cewhere," said I, “are the shades of Leoni- lerity and precision. The army seemed das, of Kosciusco, of Paoli, of Hampden, like a vast machine, moved but by one of Washington ?" “ Hush," replied my powerful spring, in the hand of a mighty guide," their glorious names are not master. Their fire was quick like the to be breathed in our atmosphere.- lightning flash: the cannon ploughed Know, that the souls of exalted heroes up human bodies by the thousand, and who have bled only to defend their the charge of the army seemed like the country from foreign oppression, or concussion of worlds. The sabre and from domestic tyranny, pass not into bayonet reeked with gore, and the the moon, but are wafted by angels to hoofs of horses, and the wheels of the planet Jupiter, where the aerial heavy cannon, were dashed o'er the existence is more exalted and blissful.” faces and limbs of the wounded and “But,” said I, “ why should the souls fallen. I heheld, in the surrounding of great founders of dynasties and em cities, thousands of women and chil. pires, men who have led millions of dren, rendered destitute and desperate their fellow men to voluntary slaughter, by want and grief, their devoted fathers and why should the souls of mighty and husbands having fallen in these warriors be confined in this inferior combats. Presently, the battles ceased, satellite?" “ To where," replied my and the treatment of prisoners, accordguide, can the souls of lunatics and ing to the different usages of nations, demi-lunatics be so appropriately des and to the different periods of warfare, tined as to the moon?" At this instant, was exhibited before me.

In one part a trumpet sounded through the air, the of the field, was an indiscriminate dome vanished, and I beheld an im- slaughter of every age and sex.—In mense plain, o'er which were arrayed another army, the prisoners were put hundreds of mighty armies, the souls into dungeons, some starved, and some of soldiers who had fought under dif- baked alive.-Others were dragged by ferent leaders. These were put in mor the victor in insolent triumph; whilst, tal fight against each other. Here, I in the more modern army, the prisoners beheld the picture of human atrocity. were treated with humanity and care. I saw every species of battle :—the Thousands of spectators were beholdblood-thirsty conflict of Romulus and ing the agonized features of their

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fellow men, when a blast from heaven cried I, “ prostrate on the earth, the swept off the field every carcass and pistol ball has just ploughed into his fragment of the preceding conflict; and hearthis frantic wife is distracted on the beatof a drum, and the shaking of over the corps, and his mild and beaua few paltry bits of ribands, myriads of tiful daughter is casting her youthful the spectators joyfully rushed to fill

eyes to heaven with looks of imploring those ranks which had just been thinned wretchedness and sensibility."-"That, by the carnage they had witnessed. answered my guide, “is the consequence The leaders themselves, aloof from dan of an immaterial word spoken ger, contemplated the agony of theirellist, who finding that his male and followers without the least emotion; female friends have treated him with and they calculated the numbers lost more than usual consideration with the most unfeeling precision. Fame since his first combat, is desirous of enblew her trumpet over the heads of the creasing his consequence by a repetition group of kings and leaders, and instantly of the scene—That martial figure in sprung up from the earth, columns, plain clothes,” continued the spirit, arches, statues, and domes, inscribed īs with a rapier through his heart, and with their names and deeds of glory. at some distance a female of exquisite At the sight of these, shouts of applause delicacy, wandering in mute and endrent the air, and the surrounding multi- less grief, and apparently in the utmost tude left their weeping wives and infants, want, is the soul of a brave officer, who aud rushed with encreased alacrity to had escaped the slaughter of all the marshal themselves in the ranks for re fiercest battles of the continent, and renewed slaughter. “Gracious heavens!” tired to support his parent and his only cried I, " is the spirit of man at once daughter upon his half pay. He was so wicked and so mean, as to leave the accused of uttering a very immaterial endearing objects of affection, and rush word, and desired to deny the charge, into all the horrid scene of strife-to or to confess the word to be improper. slay and to be slain, merely to gratify He was innocent, but his pride would the ambition, and to swell the triumph not allow him to urge such a plea.of some leader, who makes their sense He met his antagonist and fell—and his less devotion to his cause the very rea parent in consequence died a pauper, son for holding the species as base and and his orphan is an outcast.” In a spot servile, and for treating them with the a little distant, I beheld a number of most ineffable contempt as mere ma Spaniards, Portugueze, and Italians chines for his gratification. Alas! the weltering in their blood, whilst their soldiers' fame sinks in that of the mass, assassins with bloody stilettos were who, for paltry hire are bleeding on stalking from the murdered victims, every occasion-whilst the storied urn some with their faces expressive of and animated bust' rise only for them every fiendish passion that can distort who have enjoyed the advantages with- the human countenance, whilst others out partaking of the toils or dangers seemed as if they delighted in butchery, of the field. What you behold in this and many appeared so hardened and planet,” cried my guide," is only the insensible, that they performed the deed repetition of the scenes of human life.-- of blood without any emotion whatTurn your eyes to that more distant Contrasted to these were groups spot, and you will there behold the of men and women, who, animated with scene of war in miniature---you will the most frightful passions, and with there see that the passions and violence hideous looks were fighting according of human nature, if not allowed to to the custom of their different nations. transpire in regulated warfare, will The Dutch with knives were gashing molest our hearths and poison life at its each others' faces—the Americans were most sacred privacies." “ See," said gouging out the eyes of their antagomy spiritual director, " the private ex nists, and exulting at the sight of the ercise of all those passions and demo- bleeding cavities, whilst the English niac propensities of our nature whieh were engaged in regulated boxing, the recruit our armies, and form the very surrounding crowds delighted at every food of war.” I turned with anxiety to ferocious blow, and shouting with barthe spot pointed out by my guide, and barous and exulting joy at the discomI beheld with pain a scene of private fiture of each brave but unfortunate broil and contention." Who is that,” combatant. A little removed from these

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horrid scenes, were assembled multitudes other avenue was an exhibition of cocks of both sexes, all in a high state of fighting-and the courage and magnaamusement-on approaching I disco- nimity of these noble creatures awakenvered they were eagerly engaged in ed in the savage beholders nought but what is callen sporting—Some were a base delight at their mortal combat delighted at setting to fight the most “Oh, heavens !" cried I, “what a monferocious dogs, and stimulating to cru ster of depravity and baseness is man, elty, enjoyed the savage scene of their whose heart is not softened by reason biteing each others eyes, and tearing and humanity: Surrounded by such a out each others entrails. Amidst one scene of blood and violence, 1 clasped group was a bull with his mangled hips my hands before my eyes in speechless and reeking mouth, and around him agony, and fell to the earth insensible were strewed expiring dogs, gored or with the intensity of horror. trodden to a state of torture. In an

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ODE FROM HORACE.LIB. 2. CAR. 3.

Born but to die ! O Dellius! learn
Thy truest welfare to discern,

In happiness or woe;
In danger be thy mind serene,
Nor in prosperity's gay scene

With exultation glow.
Its even temper still maintain,
Whether long years of grief and pain

Shall be thy earthly fate;
Or, through gay, joyous days, 'tis thine
To banquet on Falernian wine,

Of oldest, richest date.
At ease in some sweet spot reclin'd,
Where the clear stream delights to wind,

And murmur through the glade;
Where the rich poplar interweaves
With the tall pine its hoary leaves,

And forms a grateful shade:
Hither command thy slaves to bring
The wine, the perfumes of the spring,

The rose's transient flower;
Whilst youth and wealth their treasures shed,
And the dark sisters' fatal thread

Shall yet permit the power-
For, from thy rich thy fertile groves,
The mansion which thy bosom loves,

Adorn’d by taste and art,
Thy villa on the Tiber's bank,
Thy stately walls, thy splendid rank,

From all thou must depart.
An heir thy high pil'd wealth shall claim;
For, whether thou canst boast a name

From Inachus the wise,
Or of a mean, ignoble birth,
No cov'ring thou canst find on earth,

Pluto will have his prize!
All must the powerful call obey,
And take the same dark, dreary way;

Ev'n now the lot is tried;
And from the universal urn
It comes, and launches each in turn
On Time's eternal tide!

SUSAN B. REEVE.

DOMESTIC TALES.--GRATITUDE.

(Continued from page 429.) When the Rarl had reached the house “ Yes, my Lord,” replied Layton ; of his friend at Kingston, he found the "I paid the money under the convicwhole establishment in confusion, from tion that the signature was your Lordthe mistress of the mansion having met ship's.”. with a very serious accident. Aware " And pray who presented this draft that under such circumstances his

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payment? sence must be regarded as an intrusion “A lady, my Lord,” was the answer." and constraint, he merely left his best " What kind of a lady?" inquired wishes; and turning his back on the Howard. scene of sorrow, retraced the road “ A tall lady, sir." to London. In passing along Pall “ Was she young or old ?” Mall, he stopped at Howard's banking “ I can hardly tell, but she appeared house, in order to compare and settle to be quite young. accounts previously to quitting town; Why do you say you can hardly when on inspecting and balancing the tell,” observed the Earl; “ surely you respective books, there appeared a de can see the difference between an old ficít in favour of Lord Annesly to the woman and a young one?" amount of six hundred and seventy “ The lady wore a thick veil." pounds, a difference which no one was “ What was she drest in ?" able to explain away, for it chanced “ All in black, my Lord.” unluckily that one of the clerks was At this part of the examination the at that time absent from the office, and Earl turned to Twiss, and desired him Howard himself had not visited it at to take notes of the evidence, while he all during the day. It was now nearly thus pursued his interrogatories. five o'clock, and it was not probable “At what time did the lady come?” that Layton the clerk would return Layton paused to recollect, and then again to the house before it closed for replied, “Soon after eleven o'clock in the evening ; Lord Annesley, therefore, the forenoon." after

conferring at some length with “Had the lady got any one with her?" Mr. Twiss, second partner in Howard's “ No, my Lord.” firm, concluded that as no time was to “ Did she come in a carriage, or be lost in clearing up the mysterious walking?" disappearance of the abovementioned “ In a hackney coach.” sum, a messenger should be dispatched “ How do you know that she came in to Twickenham that same evening, and a hackney coach ?" likewise to Layton's residence in the “ I could see through the window, as Borough, requesting that both the mas I sat next to it." ter and the clerk would attend, as speed “ And could you not discern the feaily as convenient, at the house of the tures of the lady in the least? Had Earl in Hamilton place; and his Lord- she any bloom in her face?" ship had only time to impart the circum “ No, sir; I think she appeared to be stances of the case to the Countess, and pale.” to snatch a hasty dinner, before the sum “ Do you believe that you would mons that had been sent, brought both know her again ?" Howard and Layton to the appointed “ If I were to see the same person in place of rendezvous, when the Earl the same dress, I believe that I should; conducted the party into his library; but I might be liable to mistake other and after having proved the existence ladies for her.". of the defalcation, in the following

“ What did she say?" manner questioned Layton, who was “She merely laid down the cheque, enabled to afford some information on saying in an under tone, · From Lord the subject.

Annesley;'and when I gave the money, “What then," said the Earl, “ you she thanked me.” say that the identical sum of six hun -““ Was there any thing particular in dred and seventy pounds was drawn by her voice, or manner of speaking: Rea draft in my hand writing yesterday collect yourself, young man." morning?"

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particular in her manner;she appeared to not be advisable to make the case pubhave an agreeable voice, so far as I could lic until they had themselves gained judge from those few words; and she more information, and were able to form had a slight drawl in her speech, but it some opinion on the subject: Howard was very slight.

and Twiss acquiesced in his views, and “ Did it sound like a provincial ac the trio shortly afterwards separated. cent?"

Before twelve o'clock on the follow“ It might have been that-I cannot ing day, Howard was again in Hamilsay.'

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him the driver * Did you inspect the draft minutely? of the identical vehicle which had conDid it occur to you that the writing was veyed the fair incognita on her nefariin any respect dissimilar to my usual ous errand, and accompanied also by mode of signature ?”

Layton, the confidential clerk. The “ Not an idea of the kind entered my party being again closeted in the Earl's brain; I felt satisfied on the first glimpse, library, Lord Annesley himself thus rethat it was the hand writing of the Earl newed the investigation : of Annesley, and should not have hesi “ What is your name?" asked his tated in cashing it, though it had been Lordship, addressing the coachman. . five times the sum."

“ Thomas Cater,'' was the answer. Here his Lordship desired to look “ What was the occasion of your again at the cheque, which had been filed coming here ?" off in the ordinary way; and having Coming here! why, because one of re-examined the writing, and compared our lads shewed me a printed paper this it with some of his own, protested that morning, that desired me to repair withthere was not the smallest discernible out delay to some house in Pall Mall; difference between them; and that un so when I got there, this gentlemanless he had known to the contrary, he but I've got the bit of paper in my should have acknowledged the forged pocket." instrument to be of his own execu “It is all right enough," interrupted tion.

Howard; “ let him go on." After addressing a few more questions Are you the owner of a hackney to Layton, without eliciting any further coach," inquired the Earl. intelligence, it was agreed to dismiss “ No; I drive for my master." him; though the Earl, and Howard, and “ What is the number of your coach ?" Twiss continued in debate for some time “ No. 2435. afterward; but the result of their dis “ Can you recall to recollection what cussion and speculation was very incon- fares you took up on Wednesday last, clusive and unsatisfactory. As yet Lord that is, the day before yesterday Annesley could not even direct the eye “ Mayhap I can, sir, if you'll give of suspicion to any person ; it was only me a little time to think a bit

. In the obvious that the forgery had been com morning, yes, in the morning before mitted by some one who had studied, nine o'clock, I was called off my stand and was well acquainted with the band to the Bell and Crown, to carry a genwriting of the Earl; and farther than tleman and some luggage to thc White this, even conjecture did not extend. Horse Cellar.”

It was determined, however, that the “ Pray where is your usual stand ?” next step to be taken, must be to try to “ A bit below Middle Row, in Holdiscover the driver of the coach ; for born." which purpose a number of hand-bills “ What, I suppose you live near were ordered to be printed that same there?" evening, and largely circulated about “ Yes, just behind Hatton Garden." the town, and among the various stands “ Very well; and pray what did you of coaches; as also advertisements to do after setting down at Hatchett's?" the same effect to be inserted in the I drove on to Hyde-park corner, as newspapers. Twiss proposed that any being the next best stand, and then a further depositions should be made lady summoned me to the presence of a magistrate, but this « Ah! a lady; what sort of a lady suggestion was negatived by the Earl,

was she?" merely assigning as a reason, that it “ I don't know; I did not see any was his wish to have the investigation thing particular about her.” conducted privately at first, as it would “ What was she drest in ?"

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