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better known abroad than in Englaud) slie instance of the respect paid to wealth. She is politically intriguant. She will stop does not understand ore single word of at no sacrifice to purchase a secret to fix a any thing that is said, and yet every one man of power and place as lier lover. I aroumd is smiling with complacency at the have frequently seen ber in a steady obser good things she says in High Dutch." vation of what has been the subject of con I was about to put some more questions versation, when others have deemed her an to my auut, but such a hurly-burly now inattentive hearer."
commenced, proceeding from a thousand “ And who is that gentleman, so fantas tongues talking in a thousand languages at tically and so richly dressed ?" said I; "he ouce, that I very readily embraced my has the air of a foreigner, though every fea aunt's proposal to take our leaves, and to ture is that of an Englishman."
finish the night at some other rout where “ That gentleman,” said my aunt, “is a Que might at least have the consolation of certain tradesmaniu St.Jaines's-street, who, hearing nousense in our own mother by some certain kind of services rendered tongue. to foreigners of distinction, or money, has “ How singular it is,” said I, “that the contrived so to attach himscif to their skirts, pursuit of what is new should lead us into that wherever they go, be of necessity
what is so monstrous and unnatural. . Are almost attends them. He himself is very
there no children to be found in your rich, and if report may be believed, be does country?' said Cæsar to some Greek ladies, not owe his wealth to his faithful obser whom he saw fondling some puppies. And vance of non-intercourse laws. I think the might we not demand with as much good Police would not be ill-employed in put reason,-is there no sufficient good society ting a question or two to him.”
to be found amongst our own country“ And that old lady, that dowager,"
women, that this lady is so hardly put to it said I, “I hope she is not a spy."
to get a social party for the evening.-“ No, she is the widow of a Dutch ban- What a strange taste, this predilection for ker; and is one of the wealthiest widows foreigners !" in Christendom. Behold in her an eminent
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ZARA; OR THE ADVENTURES OF AN ENGLISH WIFE.
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The Colonel approved Elvira's thought, “ Have you," said she, in a broken and and consented to wait in the grove for Zara faultering voice, any favourable news to tell At the setting of the sun, and to tell her every me? I long to know what you have to say, and thing which could engage her to persist in her yet fear to hear it. Ah! how fearful and passion. Elvira fearing so long an absence timid is a lover like me!" might give some of the women cause for sus. “ You will obtain," said Elvira, every picion, she embraced the Colonel, left him, thing you can wish for; for your lover is ready and went to give Zira an account of the suc to sacrifice bimself to you, and I will be recess of her negociation, or rather to deceive
sponsible for his heart; I have a right,” couher credulity. How fatal is the success of
tinued Elvira, blushing, “ over bim, suffi. love! it often corrupts the mind, debases the cient to enable me to be bis security.” most generous heart, and makes human na.
“Ab! what is your right over him?" replied ture capable of those actions which, in the
Zara, with much animation : What, have you reasonable moment of life, would appear pleased that slave, and has he told you that borrible, and even worse than death itself.
he loves you? You would cost me my life As soou as the beautiful and deluded African if you were to be my rival. Although you saw Elvira she changed colour.
loved not my lover, I should be equally un
fortunate should be liave conceived a passion “ I know not low," said Zara to Elvira, “ to for you."
sopport myself, my knees tremble beneath me, “Tam not your rival," said Elvira, having my timidity overcomes me, and I find it will a little recovered from the emotion occasioned be impossible for me to speak to bi's. Before by the words of Zara; “ I am the sister of I saw him I had a thousand things to say to your lover. Fortune, by one of her happy | him ; but Bow I am actually at a total loss Sights, has restored me, io bim, a brother, whom
for words. Assist me out of pity, my sister, I believed to be dead many years since.” lo remove me out of this perplexity.”
“ Wbat,” cried Zara, “is the object of my Zara having thus spoken, advanced towards heart your brother? Ah! my dear, how happy
the Colonel, who seeing women coming near shall I be in restoring you both to your coun him, pretended to retire, according to the try, and shaking off your fetters? Wbat plea custom of the country. The fear of Zara lest sure to a heart like mine, at once to gratify il he should withdraw, emboldoved her to ad. love and friendship; to give my dear Elvira a dress him first.. brother, and my lover a sister! What would “ Why should you shun us," said she; why pot I do to add to your pleasure and repose ! should I hinder you from discoursing with Tell me, my dear ,sister, for henceforward I a sister, whom you have not seen for a long will call you by that tender name, if your time, and of whose sorrowful fate you was brother should be displeased with me when ignorant till this morning? I bave, however, he sees me. Amiable as he is, and accustomed done every thing in my power to soften her to the charms of Europeans, he may find in slavery, and I doubt not but my dear Elvira has me fewer graces and perfections, and see no
informed you that nothing will be wanting in thing in my heart but love. In favour of that me to change yours. Jove, he ought to look over my defects. You “Madam," replied the Colonel, with a re. will speak in my favour, my dear sister, and speciful and submissive air, “iny sister bas endeavour to reconcile to him what may be dis given me some glimpse of a fate with which pleasing in me.”
I cannot dare to flatter myself.” Elvira was so much moved with Zara's dis “What,” said Zara, with some warmtb," bas course, and so gritved to be obliged to de she only given you a glimpse of your fate; ceive her, that nothing less than necessity, in sbe ought to have assured you of it. I did not order to restore freedom her husband, speak to her in a doubiful manner. Sbe knew would have permitted her to continue the the bottom of my heart, for I disclosed it to abuse of her friend. Had Zara been less pre her. Why did she not save my modesty the possessed, less a slave to her passion, she blush of telling it you myself? It may be that could not have avoided sering the confusion of
the pleasure of finding a lost brother so eniElvira; but she was so distant from the least ployed all her attention, that she thought reflection but the hope or speaking to her be
little of her friend. It would not have cost loved slare, that nothing could attract her her much to have told you tbat the conquest attention to ary other object. She waited of your heart is the only happiness I wish for ; with the utmost impatience till the hour ar hat I was ready to sacrifice che grandeur I rived in which she was to repair to the grove, was born to, and everything else to which I and the sun seemed to have lengthened its can aspire. An European Jady would beliere course that day. At last the moment arrived that she exceeded the bounds of modesty, in which appeared to her the happiest she had making such a confession on her first interever seen.
view with you; but, thank Heaven, I was born The sun was hardly sunk below the horizo!, au African, who cannot conceal under falsity nor had the dusky evening yet prepared t and dissimulation the motions of a heart draw her sable curtain, when Zara, conducted which adores you. Yes, Ernestus, I love you by Elvira, repaired to tbe grove. Ou he inore than myself; my love took its root the arrival there, she perceived her lover at some brst moment in which I saw you, and it has distance, watering his flowers as before. increased in silence. Be not then astonished
at my sincerity; I sincerely confess to ynu, Zara answered the Colonel :-" that had it been in my power to have extin. me nothing; it is I who owe every thing to guished the growing passion in my bosom, I you, since you accept every thing wbich I would have for ever kept it secret from you, offer. Your acknowledgments are to me an for my heart has a long time reasoned be- inestimable return, and I shall bereafier contween the duty I owe to my father, and that sider myself as yours. You have now nothing love I have conceived for you. Do not take it to do but to take the necessary measures for amiss that I have endeavoured to conquer a vur departure, and I will precipitalely euter passion which my condition and my reason into your views. Henceforward I will cousider must condemn; these efforts have contributed
you as the master of my life, my wealth, and only to make your triumph the more complete,
my happiness, as you have some time been of and my passion the stronger."
my heart. I shall take care to remit by ElZara here stopped; and the Colonel, with vira such money as shall appear necessary, eyes cast down on the earth to conceal bis
and she will see you every day. As for me trouble, not answering her immediately, Zara, shall not be able to speak to you as often as I witb a tender, but dissatisfied air, said to could wish, every eye being upon me, and I him,_" You are surprised at what I have should overtura all our designs if I should be said, and make me no answer; to what must I discovered." attribute your silence :"
Zara still held her hand to Ernestus, who The Colonel having a little recovered him now embraced it with less timidity than at self, replied :-“ Madam, the excess of these first, and answered his beautiful mistress :favours with which you load me covers me
“Your kindness might embolden me to take witb confusion. How sball I ever be able to
all those liberties to which the excess of my convince you of any sense of gratitude ? My | zeal might carry me; but without violating life will not be sufficient to make you aniends. tbose sentiments I have for you, suffer me Judge of my sense of your favours by the that I always preserve for you that respect I greatness of them. They will never escape a owe you." moment from my memory, and that hand will Zara, charmed with the answer of her be for ever dear to me from which I shall re lover, replied, smiling :-" I cannot agree ceive them."
that you should show me any particular reThough the Colonel's answer was nothing spect on account of my birth; for that would but a plain compliment, it was sufficient to be contradictory to love; if at least you are demake an enamoured lover believe it was full of teriniaed to consider me as the daughter of a the most pleasing tendernesss. Ile eudes prince, I order you, in that quality, to love voured to learn from tbe eyes of Elvira if lie m', and to banish for eve from your man. had not said too much ; but his lady, on the ners wbat may seem more likely 10 alarma contrary, was fearful of the suspicions of the tlian gratify my tenderness." deluded Zara, and therefore wished that the “ I will be answerable for him," said Elvira, Colonel bad spoken more
ore tenderly. Zara " that he shall obey; I will make it my busi. gave an interpretation to the words of her
ness; and should be fail in his duties, it shall lover far different from what they could bear, not be from the want of prayers aud entreaties and she believed they discovered a declara. of bis sister. But Madamn,” continued Elvira, tion full of the strongest love, and a protesta you forget that we have been a long time tion of eternal fidelity. So easily is the cre. absent; what will your women think?" dulous beart of the fair imposed on. Their “ Let us go,” said Zara; however cruel minds are easily persuaded into that they wish your advice may be, it is necessary. Adieu for, especially when the heart is the conduc- | Ernestus, you will again soou see your sister, tor. In this situation the mind is always the who will bring you news from me." dupe of the heart, which leads just where it “Nothing, Madam, will be more acceptpleases.
able to me,” replied the Colonel, emboldened
by wbat Elvira had before said to him, " and thoughts, and who feared the consequence of i shall always receive it with the greatest bis scruples, said to him :-"My brother, pleavre."
when two hearts are equally smitten, reserved. “ Aud),” replied Zara, “ shall always feel ness ought to have no share in their friend. the greatest happiness. iu bearing from you, ship." and seeing you myself as often as possible, The Colorel perceiving the inclination of and that will be to me a happiness which I Elvira, fell upou one kvee, and embraced the would purchase at the expence of my life. bard of Zara. You will come every morning, under pretence “Rise Ernestus," said the beautiful Afriof culsivating the flowers, under my window, can, “ your sister has anticipated my desires. and that shall keep me from jealousy. I will There is no more cause for scruple with regard complain of tbe restraint which prevents me to rack; I am no more the daughter of a 80from speaking to you, and the hope of its soon vereign, nor you any longer a slave. It is to being at an end shall console me. The pleasure'l my lover, my intended husband, that I give of seeing you will make me bappy in spite of, my hand, and love and friendship are equally the barbarous constraint in which the custom strangers to troublesome distinctions. Can of this country compeis me to live. Adieu the voion be perfectly complete between two Erueatus, it is time we should part, but I leave hearts, when the one assumes over the other a you with regret. The day will come, and I hope disagreeable superiority which soon or late it is not far distant, when nothing will be able gives cause of odium? L’t me therefore en. to separate me from bim whom I love." treat you, my dear Ernestus, before we sepa
Zara then tendered her hand to the Colonel, rate, that you forget for ever that disparity who hesitated wbether he should accept it; of station between you and me." but Elvira, who was well acquainted with his
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KATE KEARNEY OF THE LAKE OF KILARNEY.
The fatal beauty of the heroine of the wards of two centuries ago. It is, however, Lake of Kilarney is celebrated in song, but easy to collect from it, that Kate Kearney lost there is not the slightest allusjon to any of the a father upon whom she doated, and ibat his loss strong features which marked the mind and was the occasion of her despondence and death. misfortunes of this female, whose heart, Upon the borders of the most beautiful part tbough one in which all the tender suscep- of this esteusive Lake lived Kate Kearney, tibilities were matere, even to luxuriance, was with her father : she bad been educated under too much oppressed by feelings of another the immediate eye of her parent, a c'ergymall, kiud io cherish those of love. If her eye was and imbibed notions of virtue which were per. exquisitely penetrating, the tear which early i hups too much liuged with enthusiasm. Her adver:ity filled it with, obtruded often erough father was a widower some years, and had to quench the Hume of its glance; and the been in the habit of officiating' as clergyman spell that is said to have lurked in it, was in his neighbourhood; he was of course an more calculated to conjure up a spirit of com. object almost of idolatry amongst the hordes, passion, than one of wild and ungovernable whose minds he succeeded in reducing to a passions.
kind of civilization. He possessed a character The tale which we are about to relate, as it of the most extraordinary bumanity, and bis is only upou oral record, has a great deal of mind was elevated by inspirations of a mild the fabulous in it, wbich can be accounted for and comprehensive religion; le looked as if hy ibe romantic spirit of the people of Ire his thoughts were in the grave, he spuke as land, and the ig:Orance of that part of them if his thoughts were in the beaveos! who lived in the interior of the country up The relaxations in which his daughter used
to iuduige, were chiefly music and fishing,
Her afilictious were by this time mellowed and he was in the hsbit of visiting a small into a kind of constitutioual melancholy, and island distant from his habitation about a she still retained the title to which the ex. quarier of a mile. One inorning the young quisite: ess of her feelings bad given her so lady was alarmed at the delay of her father, indisputable a claim. At the period of her who had repaired to the island in bis boat at father's disappearance Kate Kearney was a very early hour; and having waited a con. fitieen. There is no proof, or even report, siderable wbije, in much agitation, she de that she was at that time distinguished for a termined to go to the island herself and seek levity wbich bas been ascribed to her by the him. She immediately ordered her female present panegyrist of ber beauty, who bas attendant to prepare her skift, and upon her also ascribed cruelty and inconstancy to her. arrival at the island, was horro-struck, upon On the contrary, the circumstances which we seeing her father's boat lying emply in the have related, slanıp upin hir a character midst of it, about five hundred yards froin the which can never die; filial tend' rness is in. water. The island appeared as if the waves consistent with the disgusting levity of a firt, of an ocean biad wasl.ed it, several of the and it is impossible that she who adored her trees were levelled to the ground, and every kindred, could be cruel to her kind. thing had lhe signs of an agitation which must Three years rolled on, and the fair mourner have been caused by the joint powers of all the still had her misery imprinted on her soul. elements.
There appeared in the neighbourhood an old Tte boat alone seemed to have been unin
woman, who was generally reputed to be a jurd. An var was at each side, a fishing net
she had done many things of a won. lay at the bullom of it, and an old manuscript | derful description, and to this woman Kate wh.ch her father was furd of per using, lay: Kearney, who believed that her fa’ber was upon one of the sea's. lu tbis indescribable
taken away by supernatural means, was resolved state of distraction the afdicted girl rau
to apply. The story goes on thus:--Our through every part of the island, ca!lizy upon
heroine was told by the old oracle that her the name of her beloved father, but no an
father was yet living, but that the divinity of swer was returned, and she was carried in a
the Lake, the heary Killarn, had taken him to state of insensibility to her boat. These dread. bis dom:vions, in order to rewa:d him for his ful circumstances were soon diffused through | virtues upon earth; that he could again be the country. The poor object of commissera
beheld by his daughter if she visited the tion refused for a long time to take any food, || botrora of the Lake. She accordingly preand such were the effects wbiche sorrow had | pared herself, and after several masses plunged upou bep countenance, that she was called by into the water. lo a short time she rose all those who lived tear her pateraal dwelling, ubove the water, and told those who were “the Queen of Griet.” An elderly lady, who waiting in silent expectation, that she bad had beeg in the habits of intimacy with the been with her father, from whom she delerfamily, took her into her house, and endea mined to part no more. She immediatt
dis. voured to comfort her. Her efforts were not appeared and was never seen again. entirely thrown away--- 35 a fresh wound For a long time after this the art of the shrinks back from the hand that would apply | Lake which the name of Kate Kearney has a remedy, but hy degrees submits tv and even imunortalized, was distinguished by certain requires the means of cure, so a mind under solemn ceremonials, which showed the admira. the first impression of misfortune shups and tion and the superstition of the clans which rejects all arguments of consolation, but at inhabited its banks. Jeugih, if applied withi tenderness, calınly and willingly acquiesces in them.