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come mine, I was not vain enongh to deceive myself with a hope that she loved me. At that period I was not destitute of personal advantages, but I was beyond the age at which I could reasonably expect to win the affections of a young and very attractive woman. She had not then however, seen any man she liked better, and like thousands of her sex in France, she was persuaded by the parents she dearly loved, to consent to what we term a “marriage de raison.” Meanwhile the , revolution, far from subsiding, assumed a more violent and bloody character— . Throughout the provinces, as well as in Paris, the ears of those in power were open to accusations, however atrocious and clandestine. Upon the slight ground of anonymous evidence by the post from Strasburg, Citizen Lindorf was arrested, and brought before the Committee of Public Safety, of which in an evil hour I had become one, with a view to protect my person and fortune, and without reflecting that I was deficient in that moral courage and self command, essential to make the security I then sought available. I found myself compelled to act in concert with

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her father's tenants, by all of whom the family was much beloved. Believing that their disguise, and the passes I had procured for them, would secure their safe departure from France, I felt comparatively easy as to my own fate. Judge then of my surprise and horror, when, the following day, I was myself summoned before the tribune, and saw my betrothed brought up for trial, which, at that bloody period, implied certain condemnation to death. Too soon was I apprised of the

bloodthirsty men, who regarded me Wilso object of the cruel judges in

jealousy and suspicion, and who sought to compromise me with a view to the confiseation and easy acquisition of my extensive possessions. Thus critically circumstanced, I was compelled to join in their unjust and murderous condemnation of the worthy Citizen Lindorf, whom no evidence of mine could have saved, and who was, alas! hurried to the scaffold. But a trial, far more appalling, still awaited me. Madame de Lindorf, anticipating the worst, had sold her patrimonial inheritance in Strasburg, some months before this sad event, and remitted the value to the bank of Hamburg. This disposal of her property was unknown, I thought, except to myself, her husband, and daughter. The sale, however, transpired, and gave rise to suspicions that she had in her hands a considerable sum in specie. Immediately after the execution of her husband, and while the wife and daughter were sinking under the weight of this sudden and tremendous calamity, a domiciliary visit was ordered, and on the ensuing night, these helpless females were summoned by a band of armed russiaus, to deliver up their letters and papers, and on inspection

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summoning me. I was confronted with the accused, on suspicion of having procured for her the fabricated pass found on

her person. To be “even suspected of

being suspicious,” as the revolutionists

phrased it, was enough to put my life in

hazard. To confess the truth would have been to sacrifice myself without any benefit to the prisoner. In a moment of cowardice, for which I shall never cease to

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itable tri

of a prisoner accused of grave offences

custody of the concierge, and conveyed to

soon realized. Late in the evening of the

when required for public executions. The

peasantry, the tenants and neighbours of

the Lindorf family. “‘The extensive charities and conciliating manners of Madame de Lindorf and her daughter during the annual summer residence on the estate near Metz, had so much endeared them to their tenants, that the o: of Julia's capture and inev, had caused an immediate as

stranger and, and, as I subsequently heard had been procured from Strasburgh to conceal the savage purpose of the authorities of Metz, was evidently prepa- . ring for the decapitation of a prisoner. I saw that I was closely watched by the cruel men who sought my destruction, and I shuddered with prophetic horrour of that terrible event which was now at hand.

semblage of the greatful peasants and their Soon I heard the sound of approaching and

neighbours who had occupied every avenue to the tribunal, and loudly demanded the liberation of the accused. Now was the time for me to act with decision and effect. The judges trembled ontheir seats—their guards and myrmidons had been seized by the rustics, while attemting to escape. Had I been gifted with common resolution, I might have saved myself and Julia, by denouncing the judges, and proclaiming the protection of the

heavy footsteps; the prison door was opened, and two men appeared supporting the senseless form of my beloved Julia de Landorf. She was in the same peasant garb I had seen on her examination before the tribune; and her remarkably luxuriant tresses swept the ground as her beautiful and well remembered figured was drag

ed across the court, and placed under the atal axe. At this encruciating moment every eye was fixed upon me, in expecta

people for both. But my accursed cow

tion, probably, that I should, like a lover

ardice allowed the precious moment to es- and a man, rush, forward and attempt to cape. The members of the tribunal re-save her life by denouncing myself. Would

gained courage and considence—blinded the simple peasants by assuring them that Julia was no prisoner but a witness, and that she should be liberated so soon as her evidence had been obtained, on the trial of

against the republic. The credulous peasantry, satisfied with this assurance, speedily dispersed; Julia was committed to the Prison, by a passage communicating with the tribune. I was permitted to return home; but I soon observed that I was under the surveillance of spies, and that the escape, which my cowadrly alarm suggested, was impracticable. “After this trying scene, I passed two wretched days and nights, in mental apPrehension of some approaching catastroPhe, and my worst forboding, were too

second day, I was again summoned before the tribune. On my arrival there I was conducted through the passage leading to the prison,to an inner court, in which was was kept that formidable instrument of revolutionary punishment, the guillotine, and thence it was rolled out on wheels

revolutionary fanatiés, who had usurped the administration of justice, were all presont-the gloomy court was lighted by orches, and the executioner, who was a

to heaven I had done it, or that I had fallen dead on the spot.' but, alas ! my miserable love of life prevailed. I gazed upon the dreadful scene with nameless horror, but I spoke not—the signal was given —the axe fell—and the innocent head of the woman I adored rolled from the scaffold. I still hear the sound of its fall; a sound that will haunt me for ever and ev. cl” !” - “Here the stranger groaned aloud, burst into passionate weeping, and coverd his face with his hands. Horrourstruck by this appalling narrative, and indignant at the base and unmanly conduct he had acknowledged, I started from my chair, strode along the room for some time in uncontroulable agitation, and at length saf down exhausted; but as far from him as the extent of the room would permit. Then desiring him to wait my retrun, I hastily quitted the house, and endeavoured to regain a more tranquil state of feeling, in a secluded avenue of the park. On a cooler retrospection of this strange narrative, it appeared to me abundantly obvious, that this Frenchman was either an impostor or a madman- Conscious, at the same time, that my own judgement was too un- . settled to get at the truth by cross-examination, I instantly resolved to request his company to Nurembergh, there to solicit

your co-operation in my endeavours to
solve this agonizing mystery. He is now
waiting in the carriage below, and soon
as you have cross-questioned him, I will
immediately proceed in search of the be-
loved wife, whom this crazy Frenchman
still pronounces a re-embodied spirit.”
Whether insane or noton this topic, on
every other the stranger was so rational
and consistent during a long conversation
with the two young men, and produced
documentary evidence and introductory
letters of such unquestionable respectabilty
that they ceased to interrogate him, and
for some time looked alternately upon the
Frenchman and upon each other, in silent
consternation.
The idea suddenly occurred to Leopold
that Julia and her mother had seen Delor-
me lurking about the cottage; and that
their horrous at the sight of one who had
joined in the condemnation of M. de Lin-
dorf, or their apprehensions that he medi-
tated a forcible attempt to carry the young
lady back to France, had caused such un-
governable terrour, as to induce instant
flight to a safer asylum, where they would
probably remain until they had received
intelligence of his departure.
Without further consideration of this
puzzling question, he determined to send
the hateful disturber of his friends happi-
ness to such a distance from Nurembergh
and to such custody, as would render his
return for some months an impossibility.
Finding, too, on inqniry from Delorme,
that after effecting the sale of some part
of his property, he had quitted France for
ever, and intended to reside at Nuremburg.
Leopold coucluded to forward him as a
recruit, with a party of men, on the point
of setting off for Magdeburgh. With true
military despatch he made such effective |
arrangements, that the unsuspecting
Frenchman was kidnapped the following
night, and compelled to proceed at day.
breakowith a supply of recruits to northern
Germany; provided, however, with a let-
ter from Leopold to a brother officer of
rank at Magdeburgh, which procured him
every practicable mitigation of his condi-
tion, and his dismissal in three months as
unfit for the service. This frolic of the
young officer was concealed fron Theo-
dore. But he soon became aware of the
Frenchman's departure from the city,
and at his friend's suggestion returned to

Waldenhaim, with a lively expectation that his spectre-bride would ere long ap

pear, and solve the otherwise utterly inex-
plicable narrative of Delorme.
A month rolled by in slow and painful
suspense, relieved only by occasional vis-
its from Leopold, and daily walks to the
cottage of Madame de Lindorf. When
there, he passed no small portion of his
time in listlessness pouring on the smooth
surface of the pond, and impatient long-
ings for the reappearance of the exquisite
features he had seen there some weeks be-
fore. - .
At length his persevering visits to the
farm were rewarded by the sudden ap-
pearance of his Julia's beloved image in the
water. It was at a time when he was
ruminating in deep perplexity upon the
marvellous tale of Delorme, and so much,
agitated by his vivid reccollection of its
horrible catastrophe, that when his wife
approached him wish open arms and evi-
dent delight, he started back in consterna-
tion, as if from some unearthly object. Ju-
lia, heartstruck by this seeming avoi
of her cordial greeting, let fall her arms,
and burst into tears, but was instantly un-
deceived by the warm embrace of her en-
raptured husband, to whom, before they
rejoined her mother in the cottage she ac-
counted for her past reserve and late rap-
ture. After detailing her early life, in
terms essentially corresponding with the
narrative of Delorme, until the day ap-
pointed for her secret execution, she thus
proceeded:– -
“The concierge of the prison and his
two assistant were brothers, and, hap-
pily for me the sons of an aged widow, a
tenant of my lamented father. The old
age and poverty of this worthy matron had
been cheered and supported by my moth-
er for many years; and her sons, howev-
er hardened in some respects by their offi-
cial duties, proved themselves not defi-
cient in filial devotion, by their endea-
vours to save me from the dreadful doom
which they well knew awaited me. Among
the numerous prisoners in their custody
was a young woman who closely resem-
bled me in person, and in the color and
luxuriant growth of her hair. She had
been rapidly sinking for some days under
the bereavement of several near relations
by the guillotine, and died the night before
the cvening appointed to usher me to the

scaffold. The concierge, who had apprised me of his intentions to save me if possible, bade me exchange my rustic attire for the garb of his Starsburgh chambermaid. He then told me that he intended to dress out the body of the deceased female in my peasant costume, to conceal her features by tossing over them the long umbraided hair, to drag her, assisted by his brother, to the guillotine, and to tell the judges she had fainted as they removed er from the cell. To aid the deception, he resolved also to light the inner court very imperfectly, and to place the tourches close to the members of the tribune, leaving the guillotine in comparative obscurity. That this benevolent stratagem succeeded, you have evidence, my dear husband, before you, and a few words will not suffice to inform you how I escaped from unhappy France, and rejoined my mother according to our appointment, in Nurhmberg. H was not until near midmight, when the moon was down, and the streets in nearly total darkness, that the cometerge ventured to attempt my deliverance. Dressed in the clothes of his wife, with a basket under my arm, and a ciosedrawn bonnet to conceal features well known to many in Metz, I left the prison with the brother of the concierge, who unlocked the gate, and told the sentinel that I was his wife, going out to procure some medicines for the children, My companionled me through several streets, and by a circuitous route to the city cathedral, and there bade me wait in the deep gloom of the porch until he returned. A long hour which appeared to me a dreary night did I pass there in deadly suspense, and this suspense became an agony of terror when Iheard the approaching tramp of a numerous body of men, preceeded by several torches, carried by persons on horseback. After an earnest prayer for the divine protection, I threw the skirt of my dark dress over my head, and crouched down on the ground in the farthest corner of the porch,--where, with a palpitatin heart, I listened to the tumultumous marc and boisterous discourse of a detachmeut of military, sent, as I conjectured, from Strasburgh, in consequence of the attack upon the tribunal of my poor father's tenants and neighbours, for I heard my family name uttered with execration. The last of the link of soldiers had passed by I

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began to breathe more freely, and erelong my guide appeared. Requesting me to take his arm, he crossed the street decended the steps of a cellar, dimly lighted by a single lamp, and in which I observed several baskets packed with linen. Lighting a small lantern and bidding me follow him without apprehension, he conducted me through a long and low passage which opened upon the river. I followed him down several steps into a small boat, partially overlaid with planking, under which he desired me to conceal myself. Then covering the planks and the entrance to my hiding-place with baskets of linen, intended for some country washerwomsn, he put on one of the blue linen frocks worn by the peasant s of Lorraine and Alsace, took the oars and plied them so vigourously and so silently, that we escaped all notice from the sentinels, and reached his mother's house, about half a league from Metz. Here I remained until rejoined by Pierre Dumas, an old and faithful retainer of the family by whose assistance I reached the Rhine, crossed it at midnight, and arrived without injury at Nurembergh, where I found my mother in declining health, and so unsettled in mind by the sudden and calamituous fate of my excellent father, and apprehensions for my brother, that I was induced to seek shelter in the secluded vale of Waldenhain, in hope #.; her an increased sense of security rom the French spies, who she fancied were ever haunting her footsteps. This apprehension at last seized me also, m Theodore. Long dwelt upon, it was always present to us both, and became, I fear a partial modification of insanity, deeply rooted, and unremovable, except by a total change of scene and circumstance. Walking one day with my mother towards the cemetery, in which, since my father's death, I had round a morbid gratification, my mother distinctly saw Delorme and another Frenchman enter the chureh. She had unfortunately observed in the Nuremburgh Gazette of the preceding day, some details of the capture of several French emigrants of rank, by a party of marauders within ten leagues of the city. The sight of Delorme was so hateful and terrible to us both. for reasons you shall learn more in detail hereafter, that you will not wonder, I think, if, when, the da after we saw him looking at us th

the cottage window, we lost all presen of mind, and believed him an agent of th

Republic, supported, perhaps, by a con

mended for Julia and her mother a total

change of air, scene, and circumstance— ,

as the only remedy for their disorganized

ocealed party of French soldiers, whostamperament speedily followed his friend

might, if we fled to Waldenhain, destroy to Berlin, hire

a good heuse there for

“your house and endanger your valuable twelve months, and entered largely into life. Surely Theodore, when thus alarmed the society and public amusements of the

—haunted, too, for months by a nervous apprehension, that the cowardly Delorme would if he could find our retreat, take us forcibly back to France and compel me by some new act of Repnblican legislation to become his wife, you will cease to wonder that I yielded to my terrified mother's agony, and consented to fly with her to a , sheep farm in the western mountains, while she sént our faithful Pierre, to whom , the person of Delorme was well known, ...to keep guard at Nurembergh, and inform - us when he was assured of his departure, ...that we might return without, delay. So

much has my mother dreaded a discovery.|

that she would not even permit me to swrite to you, lest by some means my...letter, might betray our retreat.” . ou. It was evident to "Theodore from this narration, and the explanatory details that followed it, that the sudden arrest and execution of Lindorf, and the scenes and perils which his wife and daughter had undergone after his death, had induced in the mind of both a diseased and constant feeling of peril and of pursuit, which, on the clandestine approaches of Delorme, had overpowered all controul, and occasioned their instant flight. Such instances of mental infirmity, in

animated city, were speedily apparent in the improved health, both moral and physical, of Mādame de Lindorf and her daughter, . The. odore, also, by frequent collision with intelligent society rubbed off his sentimentality, but he retained through life his romantic purity of heart and purpose, and cherished his admirable partner with such devoted an enthusiastic affection, that she sometimes sportively told him it would be impossible for her to feeljealous of any one save her own waa figure!

OPINIONS OF AN INDEPENDENT YANKEE.

l'arned min'ster | . But neow I'll tell ye summut—a min'ster's jest kuntrary to everybody else and that's all. , What sign of their callin d' they hang out? Do they cure lame folks or raise dead ones 1 or bring rain on a drouthy cornfield 1 or feed the hungry" or clothe anybody but them

Did ye ever hear a voice from out o' the blue heavens yunder tellin' ye to riv'rence and obey a min'ster that breathed brim

connexion with some painful and deeply stone, and preached darnation, and told ye irooted recollection of the bloody scenes of all works were the divil's baits 'cept, sich

1793, were not unfrequent among the un

fortunate female emigrants, and it is well known that the terrors of that dismal year in Paris were the immediate cause of numerous cases of insanity, especially among woman, young and old. ... A few days after this happy reunion, Leopold received a summon from his commanding officer to join his reignment at Burlin, About the same period a letter from Fredrick Lindorf announced his escape and safe arrival in England. Thus

as buttered both sides o' their bread? I do n’t like, for my part, to see fatherless

a spring fox, and bodies like skilitons, nor lonesome widers starvin' and shiverin’ and

the Lord help us! flung into the slough o' dispair by a min'ster tellin' em that the father and husban’ is roastin' in hellfire; and by the holy Poker l if any man, as kneows, heow to fight, jist tries to cram sich a religion as loves to make creaters

scared at their own shaders, deown my

released from any necessity to remain in throat, they'll, mebbe, not want to under. y y y

Nuremburg, the ladies gladly acceded to Leopold's invitation, and proposed an immediate removal to the less perilous locality of the Prussian capitol. Theodore, to whom an eminent physician had recom

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