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-and Julia-poor Julia, will blush, and smile, and come

flying into my arms like a shuttlecock. Heigho !-I am Here is as pleasant a number of the Literary Journal as one a very miserable young oflicer. The silly girl loves me; could wish to read on an April day. We have taken advantage of a

| her imagination is all crammed with bearts and darts ; temporary dearth of new works of interest, to supply our friends

she will bore me to death with her sighs, and her tender with an assortment of miscellaneous articles on various subjects,some grave, and some gay,-some instructive, and some amusing,

glances, and her allusions to time past, and her hopes of but all possessed of a degree of merit rarely met with in any other time to come, and all the artillery of a love-sick child's periodical now existing. If there be any one who turns away in mo- brain. What, in the name of the Pleiades, am I to do? rose dissatisfaction from the perusal of this sheet of royal octavo,

I believe I had a sort of penchant for her once, when I we can only say of him, in the words of Shakspeare, " Let no such

was a mere boy in my nurse's leading-strings; I believe man be trusted."

I did give her some slight hopes ‘at one time or other ;

but, now-O! Rosalind! dear--delightful"THE DILEMMA.-A TALE.

Here his feelings overpowered him, and pulling a mi. By H. G. B.

niature from his bosom, he covered it with kisses. Sorry

am I to be obliged to confess that it was not the miniaMy native vale, my native vale, How many a chequer'd year hath fies,

ture of Julia. How many à vision bright and frail

“ But what is to be done ?” he at length resumed. My youth's aspiring hopes have fed, Since last thy beauties met mine eye,

“ The poor girl will go mad; she will hang berself in her Upon as sweet an eve as this,

garters; or drown herself, like Ophelia, in a brook under And each soft breeze that wander'd by, Whisper'd of love, repose, and bliss;

a willow. And I shall be her murderer! I, who have I deem'd not then a ruder gale

never yet knocked on the head a single man in the field Would sweep ine soon from Malhamdale.

of battle, will commence my warlike operations by breakALARIC WATTS.

ing the heart of a woman. By St Agatba! it must not “ By St Agatha! I believe there is something in the be; I must be true to my engagement. Yes! though I shape of a tear in those dark eyes of mine, about which become myself a martyr, I must obey the dictates of ho. the women rave so unmercifully," said the young Fitz-nour. Forgive me, Rosalind, heavenliest object of my clarence, as, after an absence of two years, he came once adoration! Let not thy Fitzclarence" more in sight of his native village of Malhamdale. He Here his voice became again inarticulate ; and, as he stood upon the neighbouring heights, and watched the winded down the hill, nothing was heard but the echoes curling smoke coming up from the cottage chimneys in of the multitudinous kisses he continued to lavish on the the clear blue sky of evening, and he saw the last beains little brilliantly-set portrait he held in his hands. of the setting sun, playing upon the western walls of his Next morning, Sir Meredith Appleby was just in the father's old baronial mansion, and, a little farther off, he midst of a very sumptuous breakfast, ( for, notwithstandcould distinguish the trees and plensure-grounds of Sir | ing his gout, the Baronet contrived to preserve his appeMeredith Appleby's less ancient seat. Then he thought tite,) and the pretty Julia was presiding over the tea and of Julia Appleby, the baronet's only child, his youthful coffee at the other end of the table, immediately opposite playmate, bis first friend, and bis first love ; and as he her papa, with the large long-eared spaniel sitting beside thought of her, he sighed. I wonder why he sighed! her, and ever and anon looking wistfully into her face, When they parted two years before, sanctioned and en- when a servant brought in, on a little silver tray, a letter couraged by their respective parents, (for there was no- for Sir Meredith. The old gentleman read it aloud ; it thing the old people wished more than a union between was from the elder Fitzclarence: “ My dear friend, the families, they had sworn eternal fidelity, and plight- Alfred arrived last night. He and I will dine with ed their hearts irrevocably to each other. Fitzclarence you to-day, · Yours, Fitzclarence."---Julia's cheeks grew thought of all this, and again he sighed. Different first as white as her brow, and then as red as her lips. people are differently affected by the same things. After | As soon as breakfast was over, she retired to her own so long an absence, many a man would, in the exuber- apartment, whither we must, for once, take the liberty ance of his feelings, have thrown himself down upon the of following her. first bed of wild-flowers he came to, and spouted long She sat herself down before her mirror, and deliberatespeeches to himself out of all known plays. Our hero pre- ly took from her hair a very tasteful little knot of fictiferred indulging in the following little soliloquy:-“ My tious flowers, which she had fastened in it when she rose. father will be amazingly glad to see me," said he to him. One naturally expected that she was about to replace this self'; " and so will my mother, and so will my old friend ornament with something more splendid-a few jewels, the antediluvian butler Morgan ap-Morgan, and so will perhaps ; but she was not going to do any such thing. She the pointer-bitch Juno, and so will my pony Troilus;& rung the bell; her confidential attendant, Alice, answerpretty figure, by-the-by, I should cut now upon Troilus, ed the summons. “ La! Ma'am,” said she, “ what is the in this gay military garb of mine, with my sword rattling matter? You look as ill as my aunt Bridget."_“ You between his legs, and my white plumes streaming in the have heard me talk of Alfred Fitzclarence, Alice, have air like a rainbow over him! And Sir Meredith Apple- you not ?" said the lady, languidly, and at the same time by, too, with his great gouty leg, will hobble through the slightly blushing. “O! yes, Ma'am, I think I have. He room in ecstacy as soon as I present myself before him ; was to be married to you before he went to the wars."

“ He has returned, Alice, and he will break bis heart if he ture! It is all over with me! The murder is out! Lord finds I no longer love him. But he has been so long away ; bless me! Julia, how pale you have grown; yet hear me ! and Harry Dalton has been so constantly with me; and be comforted. I am a very wretch; but I shall be faithhis tastes and mine are so congenial ;—I'm sure you ful; do not turn away, love ; do not weep; Julia ! Julia! know, Alice, I am not fickle, but how could I avoid what is the matter with you ?---By Jove ! she is in hysit ? Harry Dalton is so handsome, and so amiable !"- terics; she will go distracted! Julia! I will marry you. “ To be sure, ma'am, you had the best right to choose for I swear to you by"yourself; and so Mr Fitzclarence must just break his “ Do not swear by any thing at all," cried Julia, un. heart if he pleases, or else fight a desperate duel with Mrable any longer to conceal her rapture, “lest you be transDalton, with his swords and guns,"_" 0! Alice, youported for perjury. You are my own-my very best frighten me to death. There shall be no duels fought for me. Alfred !" Though my bridal bed should be my grave, I shall be true “ Mad, quite mad," thought Alfred. to my word. The bare suspicion of my inconstancy would “I wear a miniature too,” proceeded the lady; and turn poor Alfred mad. I know how he doats upon me. she pulled from the loveliest bosom in the world the likeI must go to the altar, Alice, like a lamb to the slaughter.ness, set in brilliants, of a youth provokingly handsome, Were I to refuse him, you may depend upon it he would but not Fitzclarence. put an end to his existence with five loaded pistols. Only! “ Julia !” think of that, Alice ; what could I say for myself, were his “ Alfred!" remains found in his bed some morning ?" History does “ We have both been faithless !" not report what Alice said her mistress might, under such “ And now we are both happy." circumstances, say for herself; but it is certain that they “ By St Agatha ! I am sure of it. Only I cannot help remained talking together till the third dinner-bell rang. wondering at your taste, Julia ; that stripling has actually

The Fitzclarences were both true to their engagements, no whiskers !" but notwithstanding every exertion on the part of the two “ Neither has my cousin Rosalind ; yet you found her old gentlemen, they could not exactly bring about that resistless." “ flow of soul” which they bad hoped to see animating “ Well, I believe you are right; and, besides, de qusthe young people. At length, after the cloth was remo- tibus I beg your pardon, I was going to quote Latin." ved, and a few bumpers of claret had warmed Sir Meredith's heart, he said boldly,“Julia, my love, as Alfred does not seem to be much of a wine-bibber, suppose you SPRING HOURS IN PERE LA CHAISE. show him the improvements in the gardens and hot-houses, whilst we sexagenarians remain where we are, to JADED as I was in body and mind by the gaieties of a drink to the health of both, and talk over a few family Parisian winter, the first vernal buds which studded the matters." Alfred, thus called upon, could not avoid ri- | trees growing into my windows, on one of the most fresing from his seat, and offering Julia his arm. She took quented divisions of the Boulevards, were welcomed as it with a blush, and they walked off together in silence. harbingers of a season that promised repose. My object “ How devotedly he loves me !" thought Julia, with a in going abroad had been to see life; and in the Parisian sigh. “ No, no, I cannot break his heart.”—“ Poor girl!" saloons humanity may be studied in all its varieties. Unthought Alfred, bringing one of the curls of his whiskers flinchingly did I follow the giddy round of fashionable more killingly over his cheek; “ her affections are irrevo- entertainments. How strange! that he who once wooed cably fixed upon me; the slightest attention calls to her retirement, and thought himself devoted to solitude, should face all the roses of Sharon.”

take pleasure in a career so new, so much at variance with They proceeded down a long gravel walk, bordered on quiet habits! But my life was more one of observation both sides with fragrant and flowery shrubs; but, except than of actual enjoyment. If I mingled in the dance, that the pebbles rubbed against each other as they passed or seated myself at the card-table, it was less for the pleaover them, there was not a sound to be heard. Julia, sure these amusements yielded, than for the opportunity however, was observed to hem twice, and we have been they afforded of indulging my favourite propensity_the told that Fitzclarence coughed more than once. At length study of character. So much had I become immersed in the lady stopped, and plucked a rose. Fitzclarence stop this dissipation, so interesting was the mighty book Naped also, and plucked a lily. Julia smiled; so did Al- ture opened up to me, that I no longer heeded aught unfred. Julia's smile was chased away by a sigh; Alfred connected with my immediate engagements. Books, home, immediately sighed also. Checking himself, however, friends--all were neglected. My habits were thoroughly he saw the absolute necessity of commencing a con-changed. Time flew on--week hurried after week, month versation. “ Miss Appleby!" said he at last. “ Sir ?" after month. The gleaming of “ some bright particular -“ It is two years, I think, since we parted.”—“ Yes ; star,” as I stepped into my cabriolet long past midnight; two years on the fifteenth of this month." Alfred a glance at the fair moon, as I waited till the drowsy was silent. “How she adores me !" thought he ; "she can porter answered our imperious summons-was the only tell to a moment how long it is since we last met." | intercourse I held with that lovely firmament, on which

There was a pause." You have seen, no doubt, a I had erst bestowed whole nights of contemplation. great deal since you left Malhamdale ?" said Julia. But winter was now about to terminate, and the first 0! a very great deal,” replied her lover. Miss Ap- glimpse of reviving vegetation reproachfully carried me pleby hemmed once more, and then drew in a vast back to Scotland “ her bazel and her hawthorn glade ” mouthful of courage. “I understand the ladies of Eng -to that country life which long habit had rendered land and Ireland are much more attractive than those dearer than that which I had recently led. Like the of Wales." _“Generally speaking, I believe they are." sight of land to the unaccustomed voyager, the early signs “ Sir!"-" That is—I mean, I beg your pardon-the of spring gave hope of respite from the new labour to truth is, I should have said--that-that-you have drop- which I had condemned myself. I began to long for a ped your rose.” Fitzclarence stooped to pick it up; but look at nature, and sighed to breathe a purer air than can in so doing, the little miniature which he wore round be inspired amid those “ exhalations” of a large city, so his neck escaped from under his waistcoat, and, though feelingly anathematized by Cowley. With him I was he did not observe it, it was hanging conspicuous on his ready to exclaim breast, like an order, when he presented the flower to Julia. “ Good heavens! Fitzclarence, that is my cousin Ro

“Who that has reason and has smell, salind !"

Would not amidst roses and jasmine dwell ?" “ Your cousin Rosalind! where ? how ?--the minia- It is true, that the rose and jasmine were not yet to be

found among the cypresses and yews of Père la Chaise, had seriously impaired her health. The ravages of disyet it was there alone, in all the vicinity of Paris, that ease, however, extended not to her vigorous mind. Her the approach of early spring could yet be discovered. To spirits were frequently as light, her laugh as free, as if this burying-ground, therefore, I resolved to pay a visit. pain had never visited her gentle frame. Accomplished, A month or two later, and the varied heights of Saint and, like Wordsworth's " conspicuous flower," Cloud, the enchanted labyrinths of Versailles, the purpled

I “ Admired for beauty, for her sweetness praised," walks of Fontenay-aux-Roses, or the yet more lovely vale

. of Montmorency, where nature revels fancy-free, might she was thought to enjoy all that could make life pass have attracted my steps. But in the beginning of March, happily. But even in those moments when strangers the only visitable spot is that one seemingly least suited believed her most to be envied, the canker-worm was at to excite pleasurable emotions. For me, this crowded work within. · This, too, she herself knew well, and the place of repose (which has been so often written about) saddening conviction would bring a cloud upon her brow ever has a fresh interest. Never have I entered it, with even in the gayest hour. Often did she retire to weep out feelings of sadness ; never have I left it, without be- while the circle she had delighted was yet loud in her ing more reconciled to change, less heedful of worldly | praise, or envied that cheerfulness which could enliven things. The sleep of death here seems so sweet—the the most saturnine. She feared that her numbered days living pass through this abode of the departed with such were soon to be exhausted. I had tried to remove this a reverential tread—that one feels not hurt by the thought | impression, but all my efforts were vain. After being of its being, perhaps at no distant period, his last resting- some time in Paris, she became more than ever persuaded place. Some complain that there is too much of show, that the struggle could not long be supported. Repeatedly too much of ornament, but the care taken by the living did I reason on the subject, but she grew daily more in tending the frail flowers planted round the graves, | fixed in her first belief, and, anxious to select a spot where which I have often seen watered by burning tears, is her remains might be interred, often urged me to go with surely more consoling to those who may soon require such her to my favourite burying-ground. Fearful that so fond service, than if the sepulchre were at once abandon- near a contemplation of the realities of death might be ed. May not the departed soul look complacently on the too much for weak nerves, I used every argument to disfriend who guards the sod that covers the earthly taber- suade her from making the attempt, but at last had prónacle it so lately tenanted ? Nor is it a mere show of mised to accompany her thither as soon as the opening of grief that is here exhibited, for no one can have often a milder season should render exposure to the air less dana visited Père la Chaise, without witnessing sorrow the gerous. most poignant : tears, bitter as ever flowed, sobs from the The spring at Paris dawns most sweetly. Some of its very heart, are the tribute frequently paid on the grave early days are perhaps the finest, certainly the most deof some lamented friend. Oft in passing through this lightful, of the whole year; and on one of these did we impressive scene, has my sympathy been excited, on find- drive to the melancholy scene we had long proposed to ing a lonely mourner by the side of a newly-covered grave. visit. The sky was partially clouded, but only so much Such instances--I have met many of them-completely as to excite that not unpleasant anxiety which enhances removed from my mind any objection I might at first our enjoyment of a fine day. The air was so light as have had to the seemingly ostentatious display here made scarce to weigh perceptibly on those just escaped from the of the regret felt by the living. Nothing can be more severities of a frosty winter; and the feeling of awe ever painful than the sight of a man in tears, yet I have in- experienced on entering a place connected with so many voluntarily arrested my steps, on seeing the bereaved fa solemn thoughts, gradually subsided into a pleasant méther shedding floods of tears on his son's cold grave. That | lancholy as we began to climb the declivity on which worst of agonies, tearless grief, has also struck my atten stands the simple chapel. Our task was less difficult tion; and the very want of this “ vain dew" but excited tban I had usually found it at the close of winter. Ina stronger compassion. During my early visits, I fre stead of being covered with heavy clay, which frequently quently saw a female of elegant appearance, clad in the renders them impassable, the well-beaten footpaths were deepest mourning, leaning on a nameless tombstone. Day firm to our tread. We passed from tomb to tomb, pau, after day she took up her sorrowful watch. Grief was sing now by that of some warrior who had once filled the imprinted on every feature, yet not a sob was heard, not ear of terror-struck Europe, but here occupying as little a tear seemed to roll along her parched cheek. I never space as the obscure citizen who passed through life withpassed the spot, without thinking how appropriately the out fame, and died without having done aught by which language of Hermione would have sounded from her his name might be remembered ; now arresting our step lips :

beside the last home of one who had reached the ex

tremest stage of human existence, and a few paces farther “ I am not prone to weeping, as our sex

contrasting his fate with that of some infant recorded to Commonly are ;

have parted with life before encountering those trials hubut I have

manity must endure. At one time we lingered by the That honourable grief lodged here, which burns

grave of the artist, who had made the world forget the Worse than tears drown."

obscurity of his birth, by the commanding influence of That these exhibitions of genuine sorrow are not nu genius ; at another we hurried by that of one who had merous, I am willing to admit; but the occurrence of a | disgraced his high rank by vices the most base. Here we few such cases might suflice to remove the impression, met with the last record of one who had died in the midst which is too general in this country, that every thing in of numberless friends;—there stood a monument to him

French burial-grounds is “ got up” for show. That who had expired a stranger amongst strangers, with much of the frippery and mere neatness of Père la Chaise scarce a voice to soothe him in his last hour. One stone is the work of the florist or of the stonemason, cannot be was dedicated to the memory of two sisters, who died denied; but to see there a single case of unfeigned sora | within a few weeks of each other. As if separation had row, is enough to sanctify it in the eyes of a stranger. been insupportable; the younger had fallen a victim to

To my having beheld there such scenes, may be owing | the violence of that affection much of the melancholy pleasure I always felt in visiting

_“ which bade them be his unusual place of resort. On the present occasion, I

True to each other, as on the sea had an additional inducement, from having as a compa

Two loving birds, whom a wave may divide, · nion one who had long wished to accompany me thither.

But who float back soon to each other's side." Born beneath an 'eastern sky, the varying climate of Europe, to which she was removed at a very early age, Amid all this havoc, amid all these proofs of Death's

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