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n AUSTIN & C.F. FISHER,
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NO. XVI, OF VOL. XX.
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ESIIBAN.-TI1E LAisT KING OF THE HOUSE
a MBS. p.
Ephnatorg Note hy an American Traveller.
gum inn in the year 1837, being impelled by thut
restless desire lor novelty which urge to many to
f, forego the comforts of borne for the peril of distant
countries, I commenced my sojourn in the East,
without an dufioite object but curiosity and a
sire to behold What I had so olton seen described
. I made the usual tour of observation through thp
' south of Europe, Asia Minor, and Egypt, with pro
bably much the same adventures and discoveries
that have befallen thousands be lore me; and 1 should
- ikM. in sll pr4jability, havever iiiloruied the pub.
lis of my existence and peregrinations, were it not
fir the circumsunce 1 am about to relate, and of
which 1 leave the saiiie sage public to judge for
Mtemselves. ' '
k virons of Athens, I fell in with a young English
. man of prepossessing but singular maimers, and bear
tng about him the indelible marks, not only of sris--racyoTatti
1 Had not
' beeti long with him, however, before I came to the
conclusion that I behold bofore me one of the sad
eest ts-weH it most -magnificent rum 1 had ever
teen. Ho seemed to dwell only in the long-forgot-
- tea past, and appeared, by constant and fruitless ef
fort, to be staving to connect it wnn me preseni.
Ioim imagination, every thing seemed in its prime
val freshness ; and ho leL one., who follows lhe,i
trtrkof aa esrthquaKe, and finds only chaos and
desolation where Jbut yesterday wa aeeo splendor
sad universal prosperity. I lost sight of him in Asia
Minor, and taw him but once again, which was in
Evnt. amottff the nnubtv ruins of The bas. But I
tound his malady waa iiicreased,insomuch, that he
''Wtmed Id lake " Utile TSognizanc'e oftlvliig" onjecTo:
Ha was literally "searchinir fur the living amnnir the
!oiiffnmc TorioilienueBU. When I approached hi
he turned to me with a bewildered surprise and ex
claimed, "Child of Yesterday !-oh that 1 could wake
from this long and terrible dream ! Where you
behold the dun memorials of a rare that has passed
away, I am a conspicuous actor in a glorious pa
geant in the days of the proudest Pharaoh.' Where
hkt the andof the desert.-Where isihe KHir.and
the throroj-or uttendwits tOh; where IrthepeeY-
less hndcran herwqmBnrmrEuTeWTJrpBOcir
J Egypt's daughters I Ani ihe hridgroora who
was bet Oh, Death ! Deuth I Death I how do mor
tal fear thee I and yet how merciful thou art I"
Here tbe poor maniac rushed from me, and I saw
him do more, though 1 made diligent eesrch and
inquiry for many days. 1 joined an expedition to
the excavated city of Edom ; but 1 found that, by
time means, the demented had arrived before me,
and had found a resting place the most fitting, per
haps, that the earth could have afforded. Un an
ahar of the principal temple I found a manuscript
which I here present, wtMiout alteration, to the pub
' lie ; but no farther traces of the writer could be dis
covered. Probably in tome one of the many
sepulchres his weary frame reposes ; but I would
not, it I could find it, disturb its billowed repose.
Ethban, of the house of Esau, king of a desolate
CitVmiMiarrh of S oerished race, to the sou of
o-dav : Learn from me the punishment of arro-
mn. and he humble. Israel I lod I the God
the i. none treat but Him. Jesus is the Saviour;
in him there is mercy. Thousands of year have
rolled bv. and I stand 'again in the halls ol my fath
rs for the puuishmenl of roy transgression doom
ed to witness the utter extinction of my people, and
l,l' r.itv without an inhabitant. Alas
Lr n.,r l.lnmea! Isreal. it is true, has been seal
terwl nd the Btorv of Judah, thy ancient enemy
eVoatied , but r,n o-giort
... I E- 1 t I
. ifl m ipII of h.a fallen s-realneaa. I et it seems
but now that the East, and the South, and the West
and the North scntot their goodliest treasuret to
enrich the City of the Rock, that enid, in her
strength. "1 shall never be moved Tand thesesilenl
Ml, ,rfe h,y wnh the acmitT of hundreds of!
thousands. How often have I teen thit very lero
pie crowded with priest and princes, who ceme to
etferiheir prayer 10 the great Bel Dagon of Edom!
And here it waa, 00 the threshold of this very fern
tie, that the fearful malediction wa sounded w niy
ears, " That Kssu hould pass away, anu inai csii.
ban. the nrnudest and the last of the kings of Edom,
rtmld walk in the city after the very dust of his
people bad been given to the winds 1
It waa a proud dsv for Petra when Eshba
brought home from Egypt bit beautiful bride, the
daughter of Pharaoh. Five thousand camels and
tea thousand horsemen came forth irom tne gtori-1
ous city of Egypt, led by Eshban aod bit bride ;
nd Pharaoh and hia hosts came forth to honor the
departure of Anah for the city of her husband, for
Ehban's father had aaight to ttrengthen hit alii
tcce with Egypt, and had sent messengers and
costlv nreauiia in Pkaranli. and Pharaoh had given
( hi daughter to the ton of Edom. The desert waa j
incra. 1 oey nau ocgun 10 cuuiu iu
Uiaef 8cir, when the cry went forth io Petra
r Eshban of Esau, tnd Anah of Pharaoh P Thea
" ent forth all Petra to welcome the bride and bride
gromn: horse and horsemen a countless i host; cam-
els and their riders, priest and prince, soldier and
merchant. The very mountains shook with the
1 ' , ' . ..' 1
thoutt of the people t "Eshban of Edpral Anah
of Egypt I" And, io truih, Anah wat a princes
worthy of Pharaoh, and first in the heart of Eshban.
" Tbe night wat lovely, even for Idumea, when,
Anah tnd her train having been established in the
costly chamber provided for them, Eshban went
forth to meet hit rejoicing people. The whole city
wat illuminated ; theatre and temple, tomb and ter
race, garden aud dwelling, all tent forth a flood of
r light, while women, wrapped in their long, white
-tretrcr the comly prflttun of Egy pt went forth be
fore the prince of Edoro, tinging hit praise, and
strewing flowers in hi path to the temple. Then
, followed hi officer, clothed in the purple of Tyre,
and the rich ceint and told of the East! then the
king'i musicians the dark ton of Et6iQpiarri)otaa
we see the poor, fallon child reo of JUica now, but
the proud tout of a gallant race ; then followed era-
Juatadors from tbo Eurf tnd from the West from
Diibyton and from Greece, from Persia and from
Tyre a goodly- train ; and as they approached tht
temple, a captive band of our ancieut and hated
enemies, the Jews, were brought to do honor to the
king and to the great idol, Bel Dagon of Fetra.
Slowly and tad they came fortlwhe captives of
prouu jeruiaiem;anaone mere waaoi a wiuer mien
than the rest, though hit garment were coarse and
hi head wa bald ; yet all even I, proud, inflated
as 1 was with power and prosperity cowered be-
' neath his steady and scornful look. But he halted
not till he came to the threshold of the temple, where
all must do reverence to Bel Dagon, or remain in
bdBgeJi)reyerJever Jid tt pas from me that I
looa ot defiance ana scorn wnn wnicn ne pauseu
and, lifting bis voice, proclaimed
"The Lord is God I there is none great but
Him.", V -V 1
" Instantly that dense and heaving mass of hu
man life was hushed, as by a spell ; all waa at still
at if at that moment the city hadfceen desolate and
dead as now. My wrath waa kindled. 1 looked
around in indignation that none smote the bold reo-
el to the earth ; but none moved ; and 1 rushed for-
hifli, but he turned tome with a look that froze often threw ma mto a dreamy revery. 1 would
the blood io my veins, and raising his hands and have given kingdoms to tolva the mystery ; but
voice at the same time, ekcliitned : y The time wat it jet fu
-'"-Tfiui taitH ibe" Lord tfous" Sly" swo ieh amdng jheni i I witnessed theirrcerem6niM j 1
be bathed in heaven behold. It, shall come down listened In breathlest eagernea to the voice of the
upon Idumca, and upon the people of my curse un- Hebrew priest; and yet, the more I listened the
to judgment. - From generation to generation, if more intensely I became wieresied, the toon deep,
shall be waste; none shall past through it for ever ly I hated the whole race. I gloried in their de
and ever. But the cormorant and the bitterr shall gradation ; I rejoiced in the malediction! which
DOMKsa it : the owl also, sod the raven, shall dwell an tiniust world b"Viapon them. But when 1
in it. and he shall stretch out tlfe line of confusion
. and the stones of emptiness. They shall cal the
imbles thereof to the kingdom,- but none ahall be
there f nj al ber princes shall be nothing. ; And
thorns shall come up in her palaces nettles and
brambles in the fortress thereof; and it shall be a
habitation for dragons and a court" lor owls."
"There waa an awful pause- The whole city
was s'ii(l(KMi7y clothed In barpaLTe u'ar'kaeas ; end the
voice ol thunder, pouring out its terrible denuncia
tions on this devotod city r
Lot thy lerriblones, hath deceived thee, and
the pr.de of thy heart oh hou that dwellest ... the
cleA.ot the rocks-that boldest the he.ght of the
hill Though thou ahouldst make thy rnnit as high
saith the Lord. And theu pr.aid son of Esau the
.-CimS I RMU wuuiun tirv-nirTaiiiqui joo JXI-
. . . . , , . ,
tng uoa io o.p.HJ..ro, h u..w Uw , lur i,n-
ages ; and because thou sayest in thine heart-
Wkn is the Lord, that hecHndo this crest thirur
The oroohrt ceased hi. terrible denunciation:
that the fearful doom was about to be fulfilled.-
The lightning played about the mountains till the
whole mass seemed wrapped in a continuous sheet
of flame. And the captives, with solemn pace,
tunied from the appalled and fear-struck multitude,
and walked through the magnificent portals of the
city ; yet none dared stay their steps, for they felt
thai a terrible power.shellered them from harm.
Fears thst night that tremenJoua n took hold
of every heart in Idumea ; but most on mine, for I
full the awful certainty that every word should be
accomplished. But rooriuug came, and men began
to forgot the terrors of the night ; and business snd
pleasure succeeded; tranquility and prosperity were
gajn the inhabitant ofPetra.
" iears passea awsy, ou ,n mil my wnm, inj
k...i.r.,l Imh mmm lha wainanof m hive. - I have
minM ..ih ihe s-reat ones of the world 2 I have
gazed on the fairest of earth's daughters, but never
have I seen a fairer or a gentler than Anther her
more geiilte daughter. But Anah wss smitten by
.U J..., li. It.,1 liuh n tlnilii
Ilium MQIIIIO uC.v.. . ---- -
. . " . . . ..ri.fl..i ...:ijj .- .:
from her I
OUS in Mom, ana a uunu.w pr... ".'rJ
ll k7 11,8 t?JkS TSTLZ
the hr.i where Anah reposed. I have found the
- tombsbutitws. empty, only toiJWIW
made hi U.r in me ?rj -P
had been laid Ano 1 nave ooeu aw
I l.uiiirl ihe verv teai wnoie, in my imuo,
. above n.y people, who came 'hging here in pu.
-suit of pleasure.
n here art mev 1 1 cannoi nnu
even their very ashes. 1 went to the spanmenis
. . - . .
- . - , .t l:i j .r 1 1.
iif.il and rare were the treasure oTdu placcrbul
I found only the ausy stone . .
mockerv a she fox had brought forth her whelps,
. a . I :r
and growled fiercely .1 my lnnioa. Iwen, jo
the bout, of IlilJad my pmy counsel or. The broth.
er of my ZTZitiZ
Vf. " rrTZ Ucioaiof
aaa naa neu. v -- --
the sons of Ishmael had made nis oen in mo j
chamber of my friend, tnd roughly threaloned to
take away my lile, as an intruder, wliere my la
ik.r. bad lived and reiirned for ages. 1 havi
.k. k.j I...J and reiimed for toes. I nave
L.a ,k. rumili.r nlaes of mv kindred 5 but even
r.-.H iha familiar olaco of mv kindred ; but evei
their dusti. given to the winds-their tombe are
:Jr.,..i. - -
wide open and empty. .
"The course of Edom is fulfilled, trflhw
1 has. but one short pilgrimsge more,
llj 1 .K1.11 L .. of mv kindreiC Iolhe deso-
" P. C.hnr the hoatt of Idumea met
late valley of tl Uhor tne oost. 01 lauirss ,
.riAanf Israel. Luna- and bitter
. . n
- at rife between- Esau and Jacob j but I
ted 1 our .treogtb for . derate cflhr We hoped
ratnera lana enioaunea ner.wun coauy , - - iMttth,M. kA found
to march to the very gate of Jerusalem, and car.
ry fire and slaughter in our course, Fearful and
long wat that dreadful strife, t taw my prince
lain, and the pride of my nobility lying in heaps
the dying and the (load ; but I saw no more.
I remember that a ttone from a aling struck me
on the temple; the earth became dark and Esau
reigned no more in Fdom. . . .)'."
"Of my early childhood in my second existence
I have small remembrance, ftjy fiMKCQ"ICCli(mL
is a feeling of bewildered rafture at tn ancient air I
sung by an old wandering Gipsy.,
old, and tun burnt at she was, I could have bugged
to my heart that poor creature, at an old and bun
iliar friend. I remember, too. of a strange sensa
lion when taken to visit a greenhouse where tome
young palms wore growing. Time passed. I wat
regarded at a strangu and wayward boy, Tor even
then my oul thirsted for something 1 knew not
what distant and unattainable. I walked amongst
those that men taught me to regard as my fellows
With them but not of them, for 1 felt as a stran-
ger. I entered the University. 1 toon became
distinguished for my proficiency in the languages
of the East to me there, wat in them a mysterious
cnarm, a tirange lascinauon, mai t couiu urn re
list that touched a hidden chord in my heart,
even to rapture. The Professor called me a pro.
digy. They prated of genius and intellect but 1
was not flattered; my thirst wat too intense, my
feeling too deeply alive, to pause or bestow a thought
on flattery.. The adulation of my fellow wat but
a breath, scarcely stirring the surface of deep wa-
"I waa not then religious. I had no abiding
system of faith; but I delighted in some of the
booki of Jhe Old TeatannuiuL Seine jf the descrip-
lions there given were so vivid to my imagination,
that I eouli scarcely believe t had not myself been
an eye witness to them. One thing I should have
observed: wbicb was tbe hatred 1 bore to the do-
scendauts of Abraham. There were name among
tbem that afflicted me tt rangely ; changed at they
quesUonad mv Jvited Ihem, there
was no snsy'
I resolvou to
restless wanderer oJTtheTaee ortiie earrnT 1 v
ited the New, World : I plungod 4nto tht dark re
cesses of the forests of America ( I visited ruins of
Hie and tfinplea over which -the-atdy forest
waved the erowth of ages; I explored the deepest
tains; I mingled with the wildest and fiercest of I
the tribes of the wilderness and the mountains. I
encounlered dangflr, ,nd hardshic, and wflering,
fff)m hea, ,nd lnm h lod (birrt .
, WM by wid t WM threatened
. finon ferocious men. Three timet have 1
L; L-J -K.n -It h., mvlf .ri.hml-
.... ... . " ,.. l "i a t'"-,,
a l could not nna troauea me on ami
unsaiisnea. i Riooa amia tne ruins oi
k... I 1 I n An M.f ,1. HWOT Ma l h l . , i lM tA
IIUI, IIWI HUIUIUK1VUV WKII HlwuKiuinwiUMi.u.
m lxtrW)d nd emrfcj for Egypu The de- f
Lfoyin. ,ng0, M wQn ,u f WM wd A
k . i t.i.- j u .u.. M
" J"" ' r?.7''", nZTLZl
lhenarne. I knew that there my wanderings should
D( j humed ,hUlK)rt x did nol wait f0f
jde nof rf what wew th , im?oi.
fa j b in,incible necessity t I procured
. , M, w m iourney .lone , for
j WM ( home in tn4) A, ewry iep
,. h( dfWned , ,iH here, on. the portal of
(h(J whicn on pai ,nd
MiCnlji , ,he of. Babel, the whole truth
m0 tnd j MW how (retnendiHis
m ro ,h() A,nighty naj been poured out, and
evefy predic,io0 cf ia prophets faithfully fulfilled,
, haye' numbled royief before him ; and the last
Rj yM dio full of iaith ia iho last and
greatest King of the House Israel."
. . . ; y. ' til i . I
At a meeting which took place the other evening
forming a north Lionoon mecn-
u. n...:i u an ill,,. I
u-.,,,, ---b -,
1 .. m . L -. I .lJ. U
nation 01 ine maxim ma; itowrou r""i
.... . u ' Wtm Snver.,1 nerwms
fW bVtphuing. the mastitf1, ears, and ,byr b.ting
Jr make It let go its hold,
. iJ T,in.g At aft delicate and danl.fied young
sentleman came up. tnd making hi. w.y through
t, . . -...1 u. .u .a
at - 1 .
. .: . . - ..:n
ito seperaie me uogs : bhsoiii was Kunu auiii, ioci
, P v
- . . ' , . .
iravkM a iare amm-DM. ana tiBTiiis iBKcn mncn
r- - - , ' M . .
tnimseil, lirsenwi nis nnprrrs npim ", "
7, ?n J rp. ;.A'L.
i . 1 - i ..L ...li.l
mciT uciiiuciaiuiT Bpiicu 11
1 atsaa wvaaa w www
i he smilt operated so pow.
erfuy on the .nimalt olfactory nerves, (bat it not
. 7 . . .
-7 ' -
-H. " 0--- .ve merely given you a proof
'b.1 Knowledge it power."
Stimulantt of Great Men. It it interesting to
notice the different articles which have been ta
ken oy eminoo. Ka a. .i..nu ,.... . ...o
faculties. It it interesting, bow dmrnetncally op-
posite meant m.y produce iheiama
nous tystems ; tnd it is interesting,-
n'0Tmuch the mind mpathitea w.Ih
nowj muc y
roduce the same ettect in '
ith the body. I
liaiwr oraa P-. ,
hen he wish-
ed for great tc'"y h is ti'.."
the tamo lrpoje, osea oranoy. sue t'lmutan.,
. .. . fuum of ,obacco
r and FnnteDella strona cJle.- Dr.1
t ;.t ... inw mnnin am) in ron laou 1 lace, wircu muunn
aa toaa bw V..r.-1; ."a
a grcaf wini
uonnsoa -1 o, -
drinker ; but in the latter part of it, found tea a
good substitute. Don Jusin is mid to have been
written under the influence of git and water, and
it is reported that a certain lord, of learning and
talent, plies himself with port when he wishes to
thine. Pitt was t great drinker of wihe; Shcri
dun, also, was loud of bit bottle. Dr. Paris tells
us that wnon Dr. Dunning wished to make an ex.
tranrdinary display of eloquence he alwav put a
l(t otdvt that it might irritate the brain by
sympathy during his speech.
Of the following poem, bjrthe lata Thosnas Pringle,
a Scotchman, who lived several yon on the border of
. the British Colony of the Cape ol Good Hope, and who
wrote it in reference to the desert in that part of twe
world, Color id ye says " I do not hesitate to declare
it among the two or three most parted lyric poems tn
our language." - . , -
, , '.AFAR. IN THE DESERT.
I Afar in the Desert I love to ride,
With U.s silent BusVboy a Ions by my side: '
When the sorrows of f ile the soul o'ercast, .
And, sick ot tht Present, cling to the Past;
" When the eye is suflusoi wnh regretful te.irs,
From the fond recollections of former years:
And shadows ot things that havs long since fled,
Flit over the brain, like ghosts nf the dead :
Bright visions of glory that Vanished too soon ;
Day-dreams thai departed ere manhood' noon;
Attachments by fate or by falsehood reft
Companions of early days lust ofyeft;
r And my native land whose pugical name -
Thrills to the heart like eiecnic naine.
The home of my childhood ; the haunts of my prime;
All the passions and scenes of thai rapturous time
When the feelings were young tod the-world was
new, ' V
Like the fresh powers of Eden unfolding to view ; . .
All all now forsaken forgollco forgone IS '
And' I a tone exile remembered by none - ,
My high alms abandonod--my good acts undone.
Awearv ot all that is under the sun.
With that sadness of heart which no stranger tnav
a,sn. ' .. - A
'l-fhr xo the Desert ifcrlrorawr"
Afar in the Desert I lova to ride,
With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side;
With it scene oi oppression, corruption sod strife
Tbe proud uiau's fruvu,'sud the base man's fear,
Tbe scorncr's lsugh, and tbs sutterers tear,
And malice, and meanness, and falsehood, snd folly,
Dispose me io musing and dark melancholy ;
When my bosom is full, and mj thoughts are high
And my soul is sick with tbe bunuinau s sign
Dh! then theraia frcedoui, acdLa prie, . ,
"Aft in lhA'rkywrt"tnnA tn rnlfit a-
..Thereis rapture to vsert on the champing keeif,
And to bound away wiUi the eagle s speeuv
! With the death fraught firelock in my band ,
The ul law of the I rt Lind I . . -.
Afar in the Desert I love to ride, .
With the sjlont Bush-bov alone by my side:.. .
Awav awav from the dwellings of men.
By the wild deer'i haqnt, by.tJie buffslo'i glei
" Bi sallera' remote where- lis wiui plsys -:
Where the gnu,ihe gazelle, aouieja.jiwmalgraae,.
Alio me auuuaiiu eianu unnuuiea recnns .
By the skirls of grey forests o'erhung with wild-vine
Where the elephant browses ai peace in ins wood,
And tbe river-horse gambols unacared in (hs flood,
And the mighty rhinoceros wallows st will
In ths fen where the wild ass is drinking bis fill.
Afar in the Desert I love to ride,
With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side;
.O'er the browq Karroo where the flestjngriy
"Of' the" spri'ngTioi'V ;
-Andthe tmiVw ttisgprshrtl whistlingineijr:
Is heard by the fouuUiu it twilight grey ;
Whereih sWbr wstttooly r foes his mane,-'m
t, I, 1 1.1 IllWlf SfWIPill If 1 llS llrtflnlSlA tlttn
fl IUI fll. .vw .
And the fleet fooled ostrich ever the waste
Boeeds hks a horseman who travels m haste,
' Hieinffswsv to the borne of rest,
VVh.r', she and her male b.v. scooed their nert,
Far hid from U.a pitiless Diiindoxei view.
In the pathless depths of the parched Karroo,
Afar in the D scrt I lova to ride,
With the silent Bush-boy alone by my side;
Away away in the witdernes vast,
Where the white msn's foot hath never passed,
And tbe quivered coronna or Bachuan
Hsth rarely crossed with his, roving dsn :
A region of' drought, where no river glides,
Nor rippling brook with osiored sides )
- Where sedgy pool, nor bubbling count,-
Nor tree, nor elood, nor misty mount,
Appesre, to refresh the aching eye;
But the barrea earth, and ths burning sky,
And the blank hnrison, round and round,
Spread void of living sight or sound.
And here, while the night-winda round me aigh,
And the star burn bright is the mid-night sky,
A I sit apart by the desert (tone,
Like Elijah si iforeb's cavs alone,
M A still small voice " comes through the wild
(Like a father consoling his fretful child,)
Which bsmsne bitterness, wrath, snd tear,
Saying, Mas la distant, but God m " t
- On a bleak and gloomy morning in thij.rnmjjh.tiif.
"tlarcl TWrt''tVelIe're walked up the aisle of
the Church of St., in one of the chief towns of
the Netherlands. They were evidently strangers
Dot only to the place, which they gnzod at with cu-
riositv. but to the manner and feeling of lha con
gregation, for they were observod to walk careless-
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in the blessed water, nor did they bend thoir knees
as they crossed before the altar
"7 Still there was nothing of iudiffcrenc io their
1 manner I noinjng q Suuri.wmcu-ar- tttrorwi mrau'
itl' .. ... .. ' 1 -t 1 :
1 eo devotee migni noi nave excusea in mo urorinj
of two heretics, unaccustomed to Roman Catholic
rites, ard from the impulses of inexperience and
youth. For they were both young, under five and
twenty ; and they bad that reckless and independ
ent air which mark the citizen of a free country.
They were in fact American, who with a full fund
of health, money, and ardour of variety, bad just
arrived in Lurope, and were starting im their jour
ney in quest of knowledge and adventures.
Tber bad landed a day or two before at Oslend,
from London, aod this wat their first visit to a Ro
man Catholic Church in Roman Catholic country.
One of iherstranger, who was t quaker, viewed
the religiout ceremonin without tny other emotion
than that of a painter or a novelist, at if scanning
ihe group for the effect which they would produce
do rt raved on tht canvas, or ia discrirrtion ; while
the other of a more sanguine tempcrmeiitrfclt
. dwper monl jnlerM, ,he
He wa however; afteT i short ti
more minute and personal train'oT thought by ob-
serving that uue of the nun who had moat prweu
siwis to beauty, fixed bcr look upon him, with aa 'l
uiicoinmou inlciiHeiwsa, and in a niannereo remaik
able is to caue him, at length, considerable era.
barrassntent. There wat something remarkable
in Ihe expression of her countenance, sod ia the de.
terinined scrutiny of her gaze, that made him al
mosi ihu'ddeK She waa huudsome certainly. Her
features were regular aud marked : but she was v
pale (flMllowiwaiid Wdkesh4
uess ol motion, ihai seemed cauaed by aa uoquiot
IIIIHU. ,. V ,! i .. , "
Ha then felt his cheeks glow, and be pave to his
looks (be tenderest expression of ahich ihev went "
capable. Ho saw an answering flush tmw the
Pallid brow of the nun,: and jamUV 4ha hnllrd -through
him, but not with unmoved delight, plaei
forao instant on her colourless lio. Her evn
then sank do wo and bor face resumed her calm and
sculptured look. . a '
1 be service was at length concluded ; the priests
had retired from the deoerted allur, and one by ms
the Congregation loll tire church. Aroused fey Iim
lest excttuble friend the enamored young geutieontn
also arose to retire. - " V
1 hey were on the point of auitlint- their placet
fid retireimr from I lie almost deserUMj chuich .'the
friend of tbe young lover, lor so we must c.ll him,
had turned round and made a few strps iu tbe di-
rectionoi tne door, and tbe lover htmse f was
bout to follow, when bis parting look at the bun
was answered by, an imploring tlaoce, Irota bcr
quick raised eyes, and a uiomeuiryt but an iulel-:
iigiuie muuoN wnn oer auger, mat tie tttuuid re
Determined, of course, to comply with this invi
tation, be found mean to rid himself of his fneod,
and followed the fair nuo down a back stair, entered-with
her a narrow; recesa, lighted by a single
lamp, before a shrine contained in which, she again .
resumed her kneeling posture. The lover lux, a
position at a lew yards distant from tbe ubjucl of
bis gazt!,aud 4eamng agaiusl a pillar, awaited her
With ber head loar bent, and rnchned towardr-
hun, while she turned over her beads with much
per,M do you understand rreucur
" lea, murmured he.
" Dd vuu speak it f
Noi sulTtciettiiy to express yrar tnihience wa
e." ,.,:.4 ...
This was answered by her wonted smikv '
' Good biiaveos is, it satifacltoH or 4mum)Ii I" r.
tboughi to American. " -"
- "If you can see in mo, any thing to niterert
yod," continued etie, " are you lucliiwd to da me a '
uAn I," replied he with energy uy ape
put me to the proof 1
It is mv trifle," laid she solemnly. .
'' Any thins; it trilling thai ceu enable ms to
serve yoo f for anrlhipghort of death cwirniaod
niel" '" " V ..
,Jaff Ba'TftblilfcrM'yoiir psiTSa thevuh
lure t" exolainied she, with a full expressive vjice
and piercing aolemmty of look., ,
By Iieavens I I'd even apurn that," critJ be ;
" you have exalted me to a pitch of excitement, I
know not how or wherefore." .
" I am satisfied with you," resumed she" I
believe you to be a nianjojbonorif !djihl.j.wu:
.Bnangrsuu and sinkuia lace csnn.a on aniswi a-ai
guohla.ouU.I -!l jnyself. ;,-i,)tjJbtdssr.
You perceive that ihe rule of my order are uut
lbs sUiclost 1 butlbe- discovery f f hf twfriiige--
ment is ruin ; and I am now infringing theik. 1
can speak to you no more at present 1 have run
fearful risk. Uut meet me outside tbsl Htue
portal to night at nine. 1 will admit you punctu
ally as the clock strikes. You must uut speak;
but trust to tne, Ibtiow tne and count uw my -gnat
At the hour of nine the young American, fol
lowed by his anxious friend, rushed to the couveu
The lover gained admittance, and seta after was
seen returning, bearing a figure wrapped in his
cloak, which from its form and duueustis was
judged to be a human being. 1'be alann aud
anxiety of hia friend, heightened by this occur.
reuce wat aroused, sua he followed at a cutanea
and in silence). ; ' . '
After a little time, io which they traversed sev
eral by-streets, they reached one of those caaal
with which the Iowa abounded, and tbe lover wa
besilalingly descended one of the flights of steps,
which facilitate ths landing of goods from the
barges, and the embarkation of persons employed.
" Heavens r exclaimed tbe watchful trteud Ij
himself, "can be be wild enough to bear ber, Uf
at night in some open boat God only knows
wliere or bow this adventure will end P
He placed himself close to tbe quay wall an!
looked over tba parapet. He ssw bia
strps; lha re was no bust of any kind Uaiinwed aeat
or ia eighty yet 1 be. Wvejt ,iptnod Io 4aaoaa4J-
H Wbtt can thit mean T w bat Irani ic wat caa
be destined to conclude this sffur P muttered ihe
cartful guardian at he watched with intense inter
est 5 and aa he watched, he observed the otect fi
his care 10 disencumber himself of his bordna a
figure in black emerged from beneath the rfoak, aod
a heavy plunge in the stagnant water at! tilg i!g
nal nf its disappearance.
The perpetrator of this appalling deed irnmedi-
ly ascended lha steps. The allocked wiiwas folt .
ihe hi(nd"Catdiing through Lis ftiia, II 1 eye
seemed doubly hxed on his retreating friend, and v
on the rippled surface of the water where the bo
dy sank. The safetyofJii friend kept bim saute;
forte call assistance was to reveal the murac-rcr!
Leaving Km place, be quickly gained cpoa bis
companion, wno 10 his astonisiimem, v iue tu-
rect road to the hotel. I hey arrived there at the
same moment and recognised each other without
exchanging a word. A si mulls neou pressure of
fhe hand wss the salutation ; the lnend shuddered
to feel that the one he clasped wa cold and clam
my, .The door opened to their tummo, aod ibey
mounted together to their chamber. Tbe expUo
ation given by iho young American to bis friend,
is full of that source nf interest which the lovers
of the Ratcliffe school delight in namely, th hor
rible. The nun by whose appesraoc be bad beea
captivated, had received some enfold injirr or
light from a young "pripsf Ttui aaniiaieaF him
in her cell. It ws for the jMirpi of ewve'tDgi
sf Ihe mirrdcred lKKfy that she invited tW trav. .;,.
eller to tbia fearful interview. Maddened hv her