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the head. A superb blond lace scarf is twisted round the noceud, and forms long floating lappels at back of the head. FRENCH Court BALL DREss—While tulle robe over a sntin slip. The border is trimmed en volan by a superb flounce of bond lace, headed by a second fall of the same; the flounce is looped at the side by a knob formed of several coques of white satin riband, with long floating ends. The corsage tied to the shop, and cut very low, is trimmed en fichu with blood lace and ribband. Tight sleeves covered with three salls of blond lace, the hair dressed in ringlets at the sides, and a low bow at the back of the head, is orna. mented with a superb bouquet of ostrich feathers attached to the knot of hair be. hind, and a brilliant star inserted in the ringlets. DixNER DRess.-Straw-colored Pekin robe striped with black; the border is trimmed with a single bias of the same material. Plain corsage, a three-quarter height, and sleeves ornamented at the top wifi four double bias folds, and moder. ately full from the clbw to the wristFechu pelerine of cmbroidered musin, trimmed with Brussells lace. Blue Poll de soie hat, the interior of the brim is trimmed with a wreath cf flowers, which terminates in gerbes at the sides; to crown is covered with a wreath of masa. |bouts, terminated with a long floating plume of the same feathers on one sid: Public Provinape DREss–Lilio pou de soie pelisse, the corsage fillio; tight to shape, and descending a I. eccur, is trimmed round with a doubo bullion of the same material, the st" and border of the skirt is ornamented " suite; the sleeve is nearly similar to the one hals described. The hat compo"

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the steed with the licence of a spoiled favorite, often haulted lazily in his stiltry path as a turft of herbage or a bough of some overhanging tree offered its temptation. At length, is he thus paused, a noise was heard in the copse that clothed the descent of the steep mountain; and

the traveller from his revery." He looked melancholy upward, and . the figure of a man bounding through the trees with rapid and irregular steps. It was a form

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of the 'spot, and might have "passed one of the stern recluse, half-hermit, half. soldier, who, in the earlier crusades, fixed their ‘wild homes amid the sands and caves of Palestine." The stranger supported his steps by along staff. His hair and beard hung long and matted over his broad shoulders. A rusted mail, once splendid with “arabesque "enrichments, protected his breast; but the loose gown' a sort of tartán, which descended below the cuirass, was rent and tattered and his' feet bare; in his girdle was a short curved cimeter, a knife or dagger, so 1oll, clasped and bound with róñ.": " " . ." . . . • I o ‘As the horseman gazed at this abrmpt intruder on the solitude, his frame quiver. ed with efnotion;' and raising himself to his full height, he called, aloud, ‘Friend, Ör Santon, whatsoeverthduart, what seekest thou in these lonely place, far from the king thy counsels deluded, and the city betrayed by thy false prophecies and unhallowed charms?" . . . . i “Ha!' cried Almamen, for it was indeed the Israelite; "by thy black charger and the tone of thy haughty voice I know the hero of Grenada. - Rather, Muza Ben

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the last hold of the Moorish empire?" • Dost thou pretend to read the future. and art thou blind to the present 1 Gre. nada has capitulated to the Spaniard.— Alone I have left the land of slaves, and shall seek in my ancestral Africa, some spot where the foot-steps of the misbe: liever have not trodden.’ * “The fate of one bigotry is then sealed,’ said Almamen, gloomily; bnt that which succeeds is yet more dark' • Dog!' cried Muza, couching his lance, “what art thou that thus blasphemest?” “A Jew!' replied Almamen, in a voice of thunder, and drawing his cimeter; “a despised and despising Jews Ask you more ? I am the son of a race of kings. I was the worst enemy to the Moors till I found the Nazarene more hatcful than the Moslem; and then even Muza himself was not their more renowned champion. Come on if thou wilt, man to man: I defy thee!’ ‘No, no,' muttered Muza, sinking his lance; thy mail is rusted with the blood of the Spaniard, and this arm cannot smite the slayer of the Spaniard. We part in peace.'

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words. Tell me where is Leila, and conduct me to her feet.” * Moslem, I will lead thee to her,' answered Almamen, gazing on the prince with an expression of strange and searlul exultation in his eyes; ‘I will lead thee to her—follow me. It was only yester. day, that I learned the walls that confined her; and from that hour to this, I have journeyed over mountain and desert with: out rest or food.’ ‘Yet what is she to thee "asked Muza, suspiciously. “Thou shalt know full soon. Let us on.' It might be an hour that they had ra. pidly journeyed together, when Almamen paused abruptly. • I am wearied,” said he saintly; “and though time passes, I fear that my strength will fail me.” “Mount then behind me,’ returned the Moor, after some natural hesitation; Jew though thou art, I will brave the contami. nation for the sake of Leila.” ‘..Moor!' cried the Hebrew, fiercely, the contamination would be mine. Things of the yesterday, as thy prophet and thy creed are, thou canst not sound the un

• Hold, prince " said Almamen, in an altered voice; ‘is thy country the sosé thing dear to thee ? Has the smile of wo. man never stole beneath thy armor? Has thy heart never beat for softer meetings than the encoudter of a foe '' ‘Am I a human and a Moor?' returned Muza. “For once you divine aright; and could thy spells bestow on these eyes but one more sight of the last thing left to me on earth, I should be as credulous of thy sorcery as Boabdil.’ • Thou lovestt her still, then—this Leila ('' Dark necromancer, hast thou read my secret! and knowst thou the name of my beloved one? Ah let me believe thee!

fathomable loathing which each heart faithful to the Ancient of Days, feels for such as thou and thine.’ ‘Now, by the Kaaba l' said Muza, and his brow became dark, “another such word, and the hoofs of my steed shall tram body.” • I wonld defy thee to the death,’ onswered Almamen disdainfully; “but I re. serve the bravest cf Moors, to behold a deed worthy of the descendants of Jeph. tha. But hist I hear hoofs.” Muza listened; and, at the distance be. youd him, his sharp ears caught a distant ring upon the hard and rocky soil; he turned around, and saw Almamen gliding

yet wise, and reveal to me the spot upon away through the thick underwood until earth that holds the treasure of my soul! the branches consealed his form. Yes,’ continued the Moor with increasing sently a turn in the path brought in view emotion, and throwing up his vizor as if a Spanish cavilier, mounted on an Andafor air; ‘yes Allah forgive me! but when lusian jennet: the horseman was gay!y all was lost to Grenada, I had still one singing one of the popular ballads of the consolation in leaving my birth-place; I time; and, as it related to the seats of the had licence to search for Leila; I had Spaniards against the Moors, uza's hope to secure to my wanderings in dis-haughty blood was already stirred. and tant lands, one to whose glance the eyes his mustache quivered on his lip. ..." I will of the houris would be dim. But I waste change the air, muttered the Moslem,


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grasping his lance; when, as the thought crossed him, he beheld the Spaniard sud. denly reel in his saddle and fall to thc ground. In the same instant, Almamen had darted from his hiding-place, siezed the steed of the cavilier, mounted, and, cre Muza had recovered from his surprise, was by the side of the Moor. “By what chaim,' said Muza, curbing his barh, didst thou fell the Spaniard, seemingly without a blow !" ‘As loavid fell Goliath--by the pebble and the sling,' answered Almamen, carelessly. - . The horsemen dashed over the body of the stunned and insensible Spaniard. Tree and mountain glided by; gradually the valley vanished, and a thick forcst gloomed upon their path. Still they made on, though the interlaced boughs and the ruggedness of the footing somewhat ob

structed their way; until, as the sun be

gan slowly to decline, they entered a broad

and circular space round which trees of

the eldest growth spread their motionless and shadowy boughs. In the midst was a rude and antique stone, resembling the altar of some barbarous and departed creed. Here Almamen abruptly halted, and muttered inaudably, to himself. ‘What moves thee, dark stranger,’ said the Moor; “and why dost thou mutter, and gaze on space 7" Almamen answered not,but dismounted, hnng his bridle to a branch of a scathed

and riven elm, and advanced alone into

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oh sneffable One! that precious offering thou didst demand of a sire of old. Ac: cept the sacrifice!" o:

As the Hebrew ended his adjuration, he drew a vial from his bosom, and sprinked a few drops upon the arid fuel. A pale blue slaine suddenly leaped up; and as it lighted the haggard but earnest countenance of the lsraelite, Muza felt his Moorish blood congeal in his veins, and shuddered, though he scarce knew why. Almamen then, with his dagger severed from his head one of his long locks, and cast it upon the flame. He watched it till it was consumed; and then with a stifled cry, fell upon the earth in a dead swoon. The

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his hands and temples; he unbuckled the vest upon his bosom : he forgot that his comrade was a sorcerer and a Jew, so much had the agony of that excitement moved his sympathy. - It was not till several minutes had glapsed, that Almamen, with a deepdrawn sigh, recovered from his swoon. “Ah, beloved one bride of my heart!” he murmured, “was it for this thou didst commend to me the only pledge of our youthful love? Forgive me ! I restore her to the earth, untainted by the Gentile.’ He closed his eyes again, and a strange convulsion shook his frame. It passed ; |and he arose as a man from a fearful dream, composed, and almost, as it were refreshed, by the terrors he had under

gone. The last glimmer of the ghastly

light was dying away upon that ancient altar, and a low wind crept sighing through the trees. “Mount, prince,” said Almamen, calmly, but averting his eyes from the altar; ‘we shall have no more delays.” ‘Wilt thou not explain thy incantations 7' asked Muza; “ or is it as my reaSon o me, but the mummery of a jugler 7” g ‘Alas! alas!' answered almamen, in a sad tone, “thou wilt soon know all.


The sun was now sinking slowly through these masses of purple cloud

the heathen savage, the last bold spirit

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to 436 ------- - ---------- ----* saw before them a small and lovely plain, cultivated like a garden. On a gentle eminence above this plain orgarden rose the spires of a convent; and, though it was still daylight, the long and pointed lattices were illumined within; and as the horsemen cast their eyes jupon the pile, the sound of the holy chorus, made more sweet and solemn from its own indistinctness, from the quiet of the hour, from the sudden and sequestered lovelingss of that spot, suiting so well the ideal, calm of the conventual life, rolled its music through the ordorous and lucent air....a . But that scene, and that sound, so calculated to., sooth, and, harmonize the thoughts, seemed to arouse Almamen into agony, and passion. He smote his breast with his, clinched hand; and shrieking, rather than exclaiming, “God of my fathers! have I come too late?” buried his spurs to the rowels in the sides of his panting steed. Along the sward, through the fragrant shrubs, athwart the pebbly and shallow torrent, up,the ascent to the convent sped the Israelite..., Muza, wanderi and half reluctant, followed at a little distance, Clearer, and, nearer, came the voices of the choir; broader; and redder glowed the tapers from the Gothic case: ments: the porch of the convent, ohapel was reached; the Hebrew sprang from his horse. A small group of the peasants de. o on the convent loitered reverent: round the threshold: pushing through them as one frantic, Almamen entered the chapel and disappeared. , , , , A minute elapsed. . Muza, was at the door; but the Moorpaused irresolutely ere

he asked of the peasants. . . . . . . * +1- ‘A nun is about to take the vows,” answered one of them. . ow. ot * * A cry qf alarm, of indignation, of terror, was heard within. uza no longer delayed ; he gave his steed to the bystander, pushed asides the heavy curtain that screened the threshold, and was within the chapel.M. • * * *:: ; "| *:::: - , ... By the altar gathered a confused and disordered group—the sisterhood with their abbess. Round the consecrated rail flocked the spectators, breathless and amazed. Conspicuous above the rest, on the elevation of the holy, place, stood Almamen, with his drawn dagger in his

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right hand, his left arm clasped arounda, form of a novice, whose dress, not yet re. placed by the serge, bespoke her thesis: ter fated to the yell; and, on the opposite side of that sister, one hand on her shoul der, the other rearing on, high the sacre crucifix, stood astern, calm, commanding form, in the white robes of the Dominican order; it was Tomas de Torquemada. ‘Avaunt, Abaddon!”, were the fin. words which reached Muza's car, she stood, unnoticed, in the middle of the aisle; “here thy sorcery, and thine arts cannot avail thee. Release the devoted one of God!” . . .) “She is mine! she is my daughter! I claim her from the as a father, in the name of the great,Sire of man!” ‘Seize the sorcerer I seize him!" or claimed the inquisitor, as, with a sudden movement, Almamen, cleared his way through the scattered and dismayed group,

and stood with his daughter in his armson | the first step of the consecrated platform || But not a foot stirred, not a handraised |

The epithet,bestowed on the intruder had only breathed a supernatural terror into the audience; and they would have soon. er rushed upon a tiger in his lair than on the lifted dagger and savage aspectoshal grim stranger...?...., " : , , ,

'Oh, my father!” then said a low and faltering voice, that startled Muza is: voice from the grave, wrestle not again! the decrees of Heaven. Thy daughteti not, compelled to her o choice. Humbly, but, devotedly, a convert took Christian ... only wish on earth. to take the consecrated and eternal so “Hal” groanad, the Hebrew, suddo relaxing his hold as his daughter sell." her knees before him, then have Iino been told, as I have foreseen, the wo {The veil is rent—the spirit hathko temple...Thy beauty is desecratedio form is but unhallowed clay. Dog" cried, more fiercely, glaring round so the unmoved face of the inquisitor, hio thy, work: but thou shalt not triumph Here, by thine own shrine, I and

tures of thy inhuman court. Thus—o —thus-Almamen the Jew delivers.” . of his house from the curse of €e!” ..

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