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On the other hand she knew that From the FREEMASON'S MAGAZINE.
Mortimer was no less firmly atADELROSA DI VALMONTE. tached to the Protestant religion ;
and if he were to promise that Adelrosa was descended from
both should continue the form of one of the neblest families of Tus.
worship of their own country, what cany. Her mother had long been
should she not endure at the thoi'. dead; but her father, the Mar- of bestowing her affections on one chese di Valmonte, amply suppli- whom her religion commanded ed the deficiency, and was at once her to believe would be eternally a vigilant guardian and an affec-wretched ? Shuddering at the tionale friend. Nature had be.
prospect of parling from her lover, stowed on Adelrosa cvery grace and feeling that all lier earthly both of mind and person : educa- happiness was wrapped up in him, tion had 'rendered her, almost | she resolved to consecrate her life fauttless. She had hardly attained
to the exercise of that religion to her eighteenth year, when Mr.
which she was so inviolably attachBentick, an Englisk gentleman, ed, and, quitting Igaly, to take the who was strongly recommended to
veil at the convent of St. Clair in the Marchese, became an inmate Languedoc. With trembling steps of the palazzo di Valmonte. This she sought her father, and imgentleman was no less elegant and parted her sorrows to him. He accomplished than Adelrosa ; and strove to combat her resolution, a mutual affection had taken root but, finding her immoveabiy fixed, in the hearts of both before they he consented to assist her in
escapwere conscious of it. Mortiinering: since, if she openly left the Bentick, however, soon feeling palazzo, it would be impossible to his happiness entirely dependent avoid a parting with Bentick. Not on Adlelrosa, acquainted her with without extreme grief did her fàhis passion, entreating her per-ther think of loosing her, yet his mission to endeavour to obtain the affection overpowered his regret, concurrence of the Marchese. Ad- and he yielded 10 her entreaties.. clrosa, then first sensible of her | She therefore determined 10 eslove, owned that she returned his cape the following night, when passion, and hastily retired. Scarce- there was to be a masked ball at the ly had she left him, when the plea- l palazzo, and trusting her design sures she had just felt was convert
10 her confessor, who applaudeel . ed into grief, for she recollected her heroic resolution, she prevail. the difference of religion. She led on him to promise that he would bad been educated in the Roman wait for her at the extremity of Catholic persuasion, and she would the gardens with a carriage to have thought it a crime, even to conduct her to Leghorn, secure listen to any argument against is hier passage to Marseilles, whence
she might easily reach the con rors attendant on the prospect of vent, and himself return to his spending the remainder of her monastery before break of day. existence in hopeless solitude. A The following night Adelrosa hab- || long and mournful space of time ited herself as a Savoyard peasant,
had elapsed without the slightest hoping in that dress to escape ob
variation in her monotonous life, servation. When the appointed when a novice who was the folhour arrived, she hastened to the lowing day to take the veil, seemendof the gardens, and there founded to promise some alleviation of the monk waiting her approach. her state. Adelrosa was young, When she entered the carriage and still eminently beautiful; but she gave way to a violent burst of regretfor her Mortimer had blighttears which after a lime subsideded the rose of her cheek, and illinto a deep melancholy. They ness had worn almost to a skele. reached Leghora in about three ton her once perfect form. Her hours, and in one morc Adedrosa, health daily declined, and at times still in the habit of a pesant, her intellects scemed disordered found herself on board a vessel
by her sorrow The evening pre'bound for Marseilles. When she
ceding the day when the novice was missed at the palazzo, the
was lo bury herself in a cloister, grief of Mortiiner was unbounded, Adelrosa sat at her window mournand the Marchese, though inward. fully watching the waves of the ly applauding his daughter's fiun-Mediterranean tipped with the red ness. so deeply felt the loss of her | light of the setting sun.
66 As constant attention andi tender love, i these waters," said she,
are now that he fell into a cleep melancho- sparkling with radiance, so were ly, which in a sliort time terminat
my prospects once enlivened by ed his exisience. He first how- l bope; but all is past." Here Adever, enjoined Mortimer, who clrosa paused and wept. She with a son's affection waited on recalled to her mind her sad des. liini in his last momenis, to relur tiny, and felt no comfort but from 10 England, and we vour to for the liope that Mortimer still chergel Adelrosa. He desto mined to fished her !!!C:vory, and was condevoie a year io the scaich of her siant to her idea, though the reand if bis enquiries proved fruit-alily was lost io bin forever. She less, to return at the end of that continued wrapt in mourpful revpe: iod to his native country. He crie till she was summoned to executed his design, and failing vespers. Wien she returned to in his search, went back 10 Eng. her cull, she tried to sleep, but an land. In the mean time Adelrosa unusual gloom opprest her, a had taken the veil, and even the il painful presentiment of she kuew consciousness of doing her duty i not what misfortune. Morning coulii bot save lier from the hor-cams, and she repaired with the
nuns to the chapel. Before the abroad, with his wife, ostensibly for ceremony began, while the spec the purpose of recovering his health, tators were beginning to assemble but really with the feint, & scarcely near the altar, the choral song was to himself confest hope, of meeting raised. Adelrosa's voice, marked by accident with his Adelrosa. by mild get sweet sadness, was, higher than the rest, and she was
Thus perished, by an untimely prolonging a note of peculiar bar
fate, Adelrosa di Valmonte, the mon, when a loud groan drew her
sacrifice of enthusiasm, and Morattention to the strangers who
timer Bentinbk, thd unfortunate were in the chapel. She uttered
but criminal yictim of romantic af
fection. a loud shriek, and fell fainting into the arms of her companions. They carried her from the con
THE HINT_No. XVII. fined gallery where she then was to the open part of the chapel,
The following letter having been and Mortimer, for it was indeed
sent to us by one of that class, he who had uttered the groan at
which, on account of the number, the sound of Adelrosa's voice, and
at least, is so truly respectable, we whose appearance had caused her have thought proper to give it a swoon, rushed from the place passport to the public eye, in this where he was standing, and in the
day's Hint. We shall not bow demost frantic terms implored her ny the justness of the writers' reto awake. She opened her eyes,
marks, nor do we pledge ourselves
to faintly uttered, “Farewell! Since sentiments ; but after a diligent you are constant I die content ! investigation of the subject, shall Farewell !" then sank into his declare our opinion in the next arms and expired. “ Ah no my
succeeding number. love," exclaimed the distracted. Varium et mutabile femper, Mortimer, “I am not constant !" Femina,
-VIR. He said no more, but rushing
Woman is a capricious being, ever wildly from the chapel, flew to
Woman is like a weather-cock in a gale his lodning, and firing one of his
of wind. traveling pistols at his head, sunk
LINKUM FIDELIUS. lifeless on the ground.
Mr. IlInTER, He had married on his return I belong to that class of men to England an amiable & beautiful who are frequently aspersed, and woman, whom he esteemed, though courted, ridiculed and carressed, I he stili in secret loved nonc but mcan old bachelors. We have a Adelrosa. Her idea perpetually high regard for the fair sex in genhaunted him, and he had come eral, but forbcar to point out in.
and turning them on Mortimer
, to give unlimited support to his
stances of particular excellence. | feelings slumbered ; love dared not Such instances I formerly, believed approach the warmth of her ldo to exist, as you will perceive in the boratory and I left with a quiet and sequel of my observations, and cured heart the first object of ils therefore I hope none of those un fandness. mated ladies denominated old maids, will censure us for celiba
The next who engaged my af cy, when they hear the causes fection was beautiful and vivacious, which bave produced its
imparting gaiety andlustre where
ever she appeared. Her thoughts I have been told that among the bright and luminous, were uttered many cures for love, marriage is with the rapidity of lightning. the most effectuai. Whether She sighed for conquests, and ad. this is true or not, I cannot deter vocated something to which she miae, but there are others which gave the name of independance I have found to be efficacious. of character ; this is the liberty of Rosseau says, that when those rudely contradicting the opinions who have loved, cease to be lovers, of others, and with little delicacy they are ashamed of ever having of manners or feeling advocating. been attached to each other. And her own. Iim not sensible of any proud elevation of mind in acknowledging
A caqnet, she wished to be be
loved ;.a wit to be admired and that I have been under its influ
feared ; a woman of mental indeelice.
pendance, to be regarded as the
heroine of her sex. If Apollo, in The first lady of whom Ibecame
throwing a dart at the noblest of enamcured, was not beautiful, and
animals should chance to wound a therefore I did not expect to find in
toad or a grass-hopper, we may her either caprice or vanily. I thot'
suppose, that he would regard the she possessed an angelic mind
circumstance without exultation.highly accomplisheri, and manners
But unlike. Apollo, every wound distinguished by their elegance
made by her beauty, in whatever and delicacy. The love of admi.
object, she noticed with evident ration, is no stranger to a woman's
pleasure. Her friendships never heart. Poetry, history, astronomy,
endure ; she must, therefore soon, chemistry, philosophy and poli
cease to have friends. ricks, were the constant subjects of her conversation. She wished I left her regrering that beauty to gain admiration for her know should be so guided by caprice, jedge and science, but alas ! she and talents so divorted from the
The tendrels of attainment of excellence. . With friendship could twine around the less sanguine expectations, I beheall, where the moral and social
came the admiration of a lady
was a woman.
beautiful and affectionate, but vain acter are well founded, there are of her charms, possessing a weak certain considerations, which nemind and at the same moment be: ver entirely lose their influence nevolent and mercenary. Suddenly on the minds of men, even when raised by fortune from obscurity, they are in the height of passion. she always regarded the means of I do not mean that there are not her elevation with particular com instances of men being thrown inplacency.
to such paroxysms of fury,as totalWell versed in povels, she ly deprive them of reflection, and adopted as an article of her creed, make them act like madmen, that her lover must appear in a
without any regard to consequenchariot, with the splended equi- ces; but extraordinary instances, page of a "three tailed bashaw,” which depend on peculiarities of or of a new-coined French noble constitution, and very singular cirman; ignorant, or incapable of cumstances cannot destroy the face mental recreation, she sought hap- of any observation which generalpiness in the gratiñcation of van-ly speaking is found just. We ity, and was deemed, perhaps, the
every day see men, who have the most graceful at the ball, and the character of being of the most most perfect beauty at the Thea ungovernable tempers, who are tre.
apt to fy into violent fits of pasHer heart, however, possessed
sion upon the most trivials occamany amiable qualities; but a
sions, yet, in the midst of all their fashionable education, by giving a
rage, and when they seem to be fashionable bias to her mind, almost entirely blinded by fury, are still obliterated them. The affection capable of making distinctions ; she excited was not of long con
which plainly evince that they are
not so very much blinded by anger, tinuance, as I could bot be con
as they would seem to be. When vinced that happiness could be found were she was most inclined
people are subject to violent fils to seek it nor perminantly enjoy.
of choler, and to an unrestrained
licence of words and actions, only ed without an accomplished mind,
in the company of those, who from an amiable disposition, and a vir.
their unfortunate situation in life, tuous heart. This, Six is the
are obliged to bear such abuse, it history of my youthful amours,
is a plain proof that considerations and I offer it as the apology of an
with regard to their own personal OLD BACHELOR.
safety, have some influence on
their mind, in the midst of their EXTRACT.
fury, and instruct them to be mad From Dr. Muors « Travels, in Italy.'.
certo ratione modoque. If the observations I have been This is frequently unkoown to able to make in the human charolithe choleric people themselves,