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our soruls shall dissolve in'one. "Keep it rf1l with a travistett tápture. For a moment my father's anger is wiped away, wheu our she was happy-Vut when she contem"bridal may be solemnized not in the gloom of plated' her emaciated forni—the ravngés a parent's anger, butin the light of his con- which disease had made there--and flie sent. Keep it till then, for that happy day short step which lay between her and etershall assuredly arrive, if we are blessed with nity, her happinoss passed away, and she years. Then, William, present 'the token felt that she was indeed miserable. But to me, and claim my promse. As sure as what were William's feelings on beholdthe eye of Eternity is now upon us, it ing this sad spectacle? In the pride of shall be fulfilled. Beneath the rocks that youthful beauty-an angel of loveliness gird this mysterious solitude-beneath that he had left her, but he found her a shamoon which 'lightens up so sadly the głen dow, disrobed of all her charms, save that of Aven. In the presence of whatever immortal beauty, inspired by love and unseen forms now behold us and hear us, hope, over which disease has no command, I pledge my vow, and it shall be fulfilled.' His heart was blastech at the sight-his
After the departure of William L- eyes swam-he fell insensibly at her 'fcet Elizabeth's spirits sustained a fatal shock. -he dreamed that what he beheld was a The bright sparkling of her eyes disap- vision, but he awoke to find it a sad reality peared--they became dim, heavy and an- Elizabeth stretched fortli her hand to him. xious. The beauty of her complexion Do not weep for me, William, I shall faded into a pallid hue--her cheeks turned leave you only for a season. I am going wan and sunken. The symmetry of her to a country, where the bride shall not form, and that exquisite proportion which mourn the absence of the bridegroom, nor delighted all eyes, began to be lost. In- the bridegroom, the departure of the bride. stead of the light, airy, brisk step, which Farewell, dearest—best beloved." Think attended all her movements, she trembled often on Elizabeth M-when she is. when she walked, and degenerated apace away. Think how she lived and died for into a mere shadow of what she had been. you, but mourn her not, for she is happy: Cough the heavy eye—the hectic flush— | The unfortunate youth could only sob in the blanched lips--succeededin their turns. a burst of agony.' He pressed hier slender Every body said that pretty Elizabeth M--- hand to his lips--he bedewed" it with was in a consumption. But where were her tears. At length, the irrepressible'tide of spirits which sported about her so gaily? affection found way in words. where the light, open heartedness, the viva- said he, you remember the banks of the city, the 'wit, the smiles which she showered Aven, where you vowed to be minc—where att gone, yet none knew why; although, was to be the token, which would bad the tears which bedewed her sleepless us one. Let your vow
this places to the reare partea she'wn, that at the heart lay the complaints. from earth, let it receive its indissoluble Poor Eliza! before others she never wept, seal from the hands of the inan
of por spoke her sorrow, nor said she was ill, As Elizabeth looked on the ring, het
eyes? but her utter change of spirits-her fre- sparkled with unusual vivacity; but when quent sighs, and her spectral form, told a she remembered the time, the place, and tale which could not be concealed, the occasion of this pledge, she wept bit-"S
Her father alone knew the secret of her terly. William placed it on her finger, sout, and felt remorse for his harshness; but kissed her, and said, “You are mine-mine it was too late; destruction had done its for ever.' But as she turned down her! worst." He longed, with insufferable anxiety, hand, the ring dropped off!" The 'emaciated for the return of L
to arrestits progress. finger could not fill up even its small cirI, at length, did arrive, after an ab- cle. Elizabeth observed this, and shook sence of two years; but his approach could her head. William remarked it also, and not snatch that furm from the grave, which called to mind how lovely and full of was opening to receive it.
health she was two years Before-how thin's When Elizabeth' was warned of this now, and warn gut, when the ring, which event she fainted away.
Then a flush fitted then, dropped from her finger. rose up Pale' countenance, like a beam
The friends of bofb' trieď to dissuade valley of death-a smile them from the melancholy, yet romantic crossed her life, and her heart 'palpitated union which they desired; but their minds
were fixed, and they were married by the subject, and who seems so desirouls of parish minister. It was a sad sight to freezing me by her disdain, is one witness the pale, consumptive form of who is already considerably advanced Elizabeth robed in the bridal garmentsbut whoever looked on the pensive melan-in years, and whose features and cara choly of that still lovely face, could see an riage are quite sufficient of themselves, expression more than earthly, and a spirit without the aid of her pen, 10 repel of hope and virtue, which aspired beyond all my approaches. To spoak plainly, the toinb. An evanescent tlush came across her countenance, as she joined Sir, I have always been of opinien, hands with her lover. It was the last that she was not a native of this elis which, in this world, she ever wore. She inate. And I remomber, when she died eight days after the marriage. Nor first made her appearance amongst us, did William - survive her long, for, under a cloud of insupportable sorrow,
of my acquaintance conjectured,
he went once more to Jamaica, and fell a vic. that she had been sent here by sume tim to the yellow fever three weeks after of our Missionaries abroad, as a living his arrivals
testimony of the great progress which wote bine
Christianity was making in foreign parts. The incorrect and brokeri
manner in which she writes the Eng. cart's To the Editor of the Melange.
lish language, confirms, in some deSIRI was somewhat surprised gree, my friend's surmise; as likewise, to observe, in your last number, a the disingenuity of which she is guilty letter, purporting to be an answer from in referring to, and quoting from, a Miss A to her admirer, and your private letter, which she pretends to humble servant, John Ogle. As this have received from me, along with the correspondent has, in pretty round number containing my epistle, is cer terms, denied
claim to my own tainly not of this country's growth. name and family, I think it but
It may be, however, that some mis. fair to retaliate upon her, by assuring chievous dog, had thought upon this her that she is not the Miss A- method of imposing upon the vanity to whom I was addressing myself ; of my unsuspecting correspondent, and and that I am sorry, for her sake, that had enclosed to her the number in so much good naturo, and good writ- question, together with a card, wherein ing, as she has exhibited in her un- he made mention of his palpitatory lucky attempt at appropriation, should bosom ;' but if this was so, it did not have been thrown away.
say much for the prudence of the wit, I regret, exceedingly, that I did if he knew that he was dealing with a not-address ithe letter in question, lady of so ticklish and irratible a in a more specific and particular temper. It is fortunate, however, that Imanner, so as to have prevented any matters have turned out in the way blunder like the one into which this that they have done ; for, if she had Jady has fallen; but, at the same time, taken it into her head to have been I conceived that the whole tenor of a little more yielding, I might have the letter was such, as might have laid my account with being teazed in hindered 'any, save the young
no yery enviable a manner. It movies beautiful of our congregation, from suspecting themselves to be so spe
I am, Sir, 'cially interested. You will be sur
Your most obt. st. prised, then, to hear, that the lady who is so coy and maidenly upon
THE ONE-HANDED 'FLUTE
came faintly towards ine, breathing PLAYER,
tone' of such peculiar and melting 'ex
pression, as I though I had never beOf Arques, in Normandy. fore heard. Having for some time Rising above the trees which en- listened in great delight, a sudden velope Arques, a village about a pause ensued; the strain then changed league in distance from Dieppe, in from sad to gay, not abruptly, but Normandy, the ruins of a old castle ushered by a running cadence, that catch the eye, and the vividness with gently lifted the soul from its languor, which the scene of upwards two and thrilled through every fibre of foed centuries gone is brought before us, ing. It recalled to me at the instant the is checked by the view of the crum- fables of lan, and every other rústic bling fragments of the once powerful serenader; and I thought of the pasfortress, that strong hold from whose sage in Smith's • Nympholept,' where embrasures, the Hugonot cannon did Amarynthus, in his enthusiasmi fano such execution on the forces of the cies he hears the pipe of thrat sylvat : League in September, 1589. The deity. illusion lasts no longer. The hand I descended the hill towards the of Time is felt to be more powerful village, in a pace lively and free'as the than the touch of Fancy, and we sink measure of the music which impelled: into the contemplation of the sober me. When I reached the level reality around us.
ground, and came into the straggling I wound my way up an eminence street, the warblings ceased. It on which the old towers totter to de- seemed as though enchantment had cay: and, passing under the broken lured me to its favourite haunt. The archway, which received the trium- Gothic church, on my right, assorted phant Henry after his victory, and then well with the architecture of the scat. tracing the rugged path which marks tered houses around. On every hand the grand approach, I got on the a portico, al frieze, ornaments carved summit of the mound that forms the in stone, coats of arms and fretwork, basement of the vast expanse of build- stamped the place with an air of aning. The immense extent of these tiquity and nobleness, while groups vuins gives a fine feeling of human of tall trees formed a decoration of grandeur and mortal littleness; and verdant, yet solemn beauty: the course of reflection is hurried on A few peasant women were sitting as the eye wanders over tlre scenery at the doors of their respective habiarotund. This may be described in tations, as misplaced, I thought, as one sentence, as tite resting-place on beggars in the porch of a palace; which'a guilty mind might prepare while half a dozen children gamboled; for its flight to virtue.
on the grass-plat in the middle of the 1. While I stood musing" in the open place. I sought in vain among
open air, where the scent comes and these objects to discover the musician, goes, like the warbling of inusic,'* and not willing to disturb my pleased : and neither wished nor wanted other sensations, by common-place ques. melody, the soft sounds of a flute tionings, I wandered about, looking
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in (1a 18art of semi-tomantic mood at saw a smile on the countenance of his eveny antiquated casement. Fronting pretty wife, and another on that of his the church, and almost close to its old father, and my good footing with western side, i an arched centrance the family was secured. We entered caught my particular attention, from the halls a large bleak, anti-moon, its old, yet perfect workmanship, and with three or four old portraits moulder I stopped to examine it, throwing ac- ing on the walls, joined to each other casional glances through the trellis- by a cobweb tapestry and unaccoms: work, in the middle of the gate, which panied by other ornamental, We then gave a view of a court-yard and house passed to the right, into a spacious, within. Part of the space in front Chamber; which was once, no doubts was arcanged in squares of garden , the gorgeously decorated withdrawingand a venerable old man was busily room of some proudlys titled oecupiers employed in watering some flowers. The nobility of its present tenant is A nice young woman stood beside of a different kind, and its furniture him, with a child in her arms : two confined to two or three tables, twice others, were playing near her; and as many chairs, a corner cupboard, close at hand was a man, about thirty and a secretaire. A Spanish guitar years of age, who seemed to contem- was suspended to a hook over the plate the group with a complacent Gothic marble mantel-piece : a fiddle smile. His figure was in part con- lay on ane table ; and fixed to the cealed from me; but he observed me, edge of the other was a sort of wooden and immediately left the others, and vice, into which was screwed a fute, walked down the gravel path to ac- of concert size, with three finger-boles cost me. I read his intention in his and eleven brass keys; but of a con laoks, and stood still. As he ad-struction sufficient to puzzle Monzania yanced from his concealed position, I and the very opposite of those early saw that his left leg was a wooden instruments desribed by Horace, et ce one his right was the perfect model
tenuis, simplexque foramine patico, of Apollonic grace. His right arm Aspirare et adesse choris erat utilis, atque was courteously waved towards me
Nondum spissa nimis complere sedilia flatua his left was wanting. He was bare- It is useless to make a mystery of · headed, and his curled brown hair what the reader hus already divinede
showed a forehead that Spurzheim my one-legged, one-armed host was would have almost worshipped. His the owner of this complicated machine features
were all of maply beauty, his and the performer on it, whose won mustachois, military jacket, and tight derful tone and execution had caused pantaloon, with red edging, told that me so much pleasure. But what will he was not -curtailed of man's fair be said when I tell the astonished, proportion,' by any vulgar accident of but perhaps incredulous public, that life and the cross of honour sus- his good right hand was the sole pended to his button-hole, finished and simple one that bored and polish the brief abstract of his history. ed the wood, turned the keys and the
A short interlocution, consisting of ivory which united the joints, and ac "apology on my part, and invitation on complish the entire arrangement of an his, ended in my accompanying him instrument, unrivalled, I must believe towards the house ; and, as I shifted in ingenuity and perfections beyo3799 from his left side to his right, to offer Being bút an indifferenti musician, one of my arms to his only one, Iland worse mechanic, I shall not x
terdpt minutely to describe the pecu- thus deprived of the best tenjoymenti liarities of the music or the manager of his life, he was alminst distractedis ment of the flute, as the maker and In the feverish sleep, ísnatched at ioa: performed iran over, with his four tervals from suffering, he used 100172 miraculous fingers, some of the most stantly to dream, that he was listening? difficult solos in «Verrie's and Berbi- to delicious concerts in which he was, i grer's compositions, whicly lay on the as he had been wonty a principal per-I table before him. 11Nothing could be former: Strains of more than baridy more trđe, more tasteful, or more sur-harmony seemed, sometimes floatiny prising, than was his execution --no-round him, and his own fute was every thing more picturesque or interesting the leading instrument. 11 Ftequentlyy than his figure, as he bent down to at moments of the greatest delight the instrument as if in devotion to bis some of the inexplicable machinery of art. 1 I listened for mote than an hour, dreams' went wrong. One lof thosu as his mellow and silvery tones were sylphs, perhaps the lovely imaginings echoed from the lofty walls of his of Baxter's fanciful theory, Had snapp chamber, and retumed by vibrations the cord that strung the visioned josso from the guitar, which seemed as He awoke in ecstasy: the stones vika much delighted as myself, for it dis- brated for a while upon his brain; but, coursed most eloquent music.' recalled to sensation by a union of
This extraordinary man is a half- bodily pain and mental agont, his inpay colonel in the French service, efficient stump gave the lie direct to though a German by. birth. His all his dreamy paradise, and the gala limbs-received their summary ampu- lant and mutilated soldier wept likelan tation, by two quick-sent cannon shots infant for whole hours together! Ho at the battle of Dresden, I believe. might make a fortune, I think, if he Since he was disabled, he has lived in would visit England and appearsaska his present retireinent,
public performers but his pride fora passing rich on fifty pounds a year;' bids this, and he remains ar Atqueso and happy is it for him that Nature to show to any visitor unusual prouts endowed him with a tasteful and me- of talent, ingenuity, and pbilosopley. chanical mind, (rare combinations,
2011raW 26W jsi aid whileyi Arto furnished him with that . üst bruge ebabsor knowledge of music without which
Trift 58907 biwoda his dife mould have been a burden. · PYES AND PORTERNOW I do not consider myself at liberty to 11,11 , A 'Sublime Poemon 297111897 enter into the minutiæ of his eventful
Lai "கய்யா ind12பன story, which he told with a naivette ARGUMENT. The poet apostror and candour enough to have charmed phizeth Nine , o'clock-speaketh saf a second Desdemona. : But with re- long looked for come at lasti? Pror gard to his Auto-playing, he actually fesseth to love a bell, not a Belle, brought the moisture into my eyes by mind ye,+wishes joy to a founders the touching manner in which he re- talketh, like many other people of counted - his despair on discovering · News.' 14,7 11002 A shat he had lost bis arm--the leg was The Glasgow youths have a call' in comparison a worthless and unre- their characters spoken bolthe gretted member. It needs not to be call' reiterated the poets speaketh bold, that he was an enthusiast in of his wonder-working wic, androfin music; and when he belicved himself set of reasonSemyou mentionedias well