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A seat of turf. T'here did Alicia pronounce the fatal vows. I will "go, lo ruminate as it were, on the swear yes, I will swear to love sentimenis that oppressed her.-- none but the Prince of Brittany ; T'he unfortunale, and lovers espe- and I will die, I will be the victim cially, experience an exquisite of my 'hapless love..--You shall sweetness of sensation, in indulg live to receive my urceasing hom. ing their tears, and cherishing age. I would die a hundied iime's their griefs ; and whatever can for you, divine Aicia. O'.! bow deepen their sorrows, they meet dear are these sentiments--bese even with an eagerness of antici- expressions--how delicious to my pation. For them had nature cre: soul ! ated the haunts of meditation, those solitary gloomsthose lor.
Alicia is sta rtled ; but her terreols, those grottos, those roman
lor is soon sissipa ed. She betic scenes, that speak not to the
holds at her feet the Prince of Brit. happy, but which addiess with
ith tany, who seizes one of her hands, such energy, the souls, whose mis- and, in the transports of ecstucy, fortunes exercise their sensibility.
covers it with his kisses and his
tears. It is you, Pijnce ! you Mademoiselle de Dinan held in have heard me!-- Do you reher hand a letter from the Prince, proach youself with having made which she repeatedly read, and
me the happiest of frien ? Are bedewed with her tears. She you apprehensive that I shall not spoke to it, as if it were capable of merit a renderness worthy of eveunderstanding and answering her ry sacrifice I can make ? Be sataffecting plaints. Ah ! too dan
isfied with yourself, dear mistress gerous writing,' said she, 'why of a heart, that beais only for the 'cannot I have the resolution to cast charming slicia.
My deaih is thee far from this empassioned bo.
now postponed : the Constable has som? Ah! what avails it thus to
passed his word ; thy nuptils cherish a passion which it will with a detested rival are deferied soon become crimnal to avow ?
till my return, and then--hou neAnd could a fame so pure be in. ver shalt be Arthur s. Promise spired only to become criminal ?
me only to keep thy faith, thy Sole object of my affections, alas !
heart, inviolate.'-- Pieserve niy how little is the unfortunate Alicia
heart for you, Prince! Ah! is it yet known to the ! Couldst thou
for you to imagine I can ever give ever imagine for a moment that
it to another ? Can I take from my heart--thou art its only Lord.
you a single moment of my life? Thou wilt rule in it, I perceive
Go-go well assured that Alicia-too well, to my latest sigh. I wiil
Prince, you cannot too soon repeat it to the Marshal, to Mon
return. tauban, to the Duke. No Arthur --barbarous man! I never will They renew the solemn vow of
everlasting love, in spite of every occasions, Mr. Custis has been obstruction. Mademoiselle de Di. in the habit of pitching the Teni nan takes one of her bracelets, in of his departed kinsman, (theil. terwoven with her hair, and pre lustrious Washington), and from sents it to her lover, who seizes it
under its venerable canopy of adwith rapture, and kissing it a thou dressing his guests on the inter. sand times, puts it into his bosom. : esting subject of national charac• Never,' said he, shall it leave
ter and renown. my heart. It is the seal of our
“ Who can look upon this venengagement. Remember, divine
erable Tent, and not recal to mind Alicia, that I
the heroic days of the Revolution sured that all I adore will conti- and the memory of its immortal nue faithful.--Let us retire, my
Hero! True, this relic is in tatfriend, said he to Tanguy, who
ters, but it is no uncommon sight, was waiting at some distance ;
my friend, now a days to see a vetI am now at the saminit of feli
eran of the revolution in tatters ! city ; I am beloved.
For a moment let us turn our The two lovers are obliged to
thoughts toward the eventful crisis,
which tried men's souls. See the 'separate. The Prince had contrived to gain over one of the ser
remnant of a beaten army, driven vants of the Marshal, who had in. before a mighty foe from all quartroduced him privately into the
ters of our country ; hear the cry, *park. This man runs to acquaint that “ all is lost :' behold the brayhim that the Lord of Dinan is est begin to doubt, and the timid coming The Prince hastily re
to tremble, for America's safety! tires, accompanied by Tanguy, Amid this gloomy, scene majestic who undertakes, during his ab- | in adversity, the Great Washingsence, to send him intelligence of ton, sublimely shone ; the fortune whatever related to his mistress. of bis country revolving in his The two friends, at length, ena
matchless mind.-Even the ele. brace ; they part ; and the Prince ments combined against our prosof Brittany embarks for England. pects of success, till the genius of (To be Continued.)
our chief, like the meridian sun, would no longer be obscured, but bursting through the clouds of our
misfortunes, let in the light of ELOQUENCE AND FEELING.
hope, victory and joy.
The following are extracts from an " And now the contest ended
address of Mr. Custis, deliver- and peace once more smiling upon ed at the late annual meeting of our land, the world paused upon the Arlington Sheep Shearing the event-Man reasoning with Society, April 30!k. On the sell his brother man, was heard to
say-Tis too long ago, since the || blessing on the father of his counage of Roman virtue, to see it res. try. tored in these degenerate days. " And yet my friends, foreign"Tis interest, "tis ambition ! which ers, gentlemen, would you believe now sway the soul of man, and -can posterity, think be made to soon shall we see this chieftain wil. I believe, that
few short years ling to barter his country's liber- only have elapsed, and yet have so. ties for a throne. Oh! my friends, materially changed the scene ?little did the world know of the That this venerable man, while in man, whom Providence intended the full meridian of his usefulness, should exalt America's destiny, when toil and long experience in for while this world was pondering his country's cause, had silvered on the event, the illustrious Far- his brow and furrowed his manly mer of Mount Vernon became the cheek, and while in the winter of Cincinnatus of the modern age. his long and valued life, should
“ The day, the 30th of April, have been made the sport of cawas a day most memorable in the lumpy ! That serpents, who had hero's life, for it was this day, now been warmed into a little life at three and twenty years, when he the fireside of our happiness, received the highest dignity, in ) should have dared to attempt to his countr'y power to bestow. 1sting our best benefactor, and him. well remember the time; aye, my a Washington to ? He, upon whose friends, it was a gallant day, and generous front nature and proud such an one, as I: fear we shall integrity, have stamped enough to: not shortly witness, again. The have disarmed, the Devil of his grandeur, 'the awfulness, the im- malice. pressiveness of the scene, can never be effaced from American re 6. This you will say, my friendsy. membrance. And when he had was hard, but there is something sworn upon the Evangelists of his harder still? When her glorious. God, to be faithful to his country,
race was run, his noble career of her Constitution and her laws; the service ended, and he had been shouts of thousands rent the air, gathered to the empyrean reserved. the artillery thundered from its for the good ; when his sun which brazen throat, but its sounds were had suink in the west, yet by its. lost in the mighty. tumult of ap- parting gleams which through his. plause. 'Twas not a “ few threw great exampleshown, served to enup their greasy caps, and cried, lighten our wisdom. and exalt our: long live king Richard“No it virtue ; Then, oh, then to have was the joyous exultation, which denied him a sepulchre, was hard flowed from grateful hearts, which indeed! For 'tis then, my friends, rose to the chancery of Heaven, our duties should have commencto hollow the oath and implore a ed, then we should have assumed
the pious task, and as children of and having touched on the classic this gieat parent, have each car. shores of Europe, a way to ex. rięd i stone to his ton:b.
tremed West, even to where Mam
moh dweils, or the fun will tire. • When the traveller, fiom civil
in visiting.--In every age ; in evized furope, shall hither come,
ery ciime ; 'mid every race of cre, scoice wiliais sliqes have been soil
ated man ; divine gratitude still cd on our strand, ere he wil, ask
holds her empire, from the Tumto be snown the spot where we
ulus of the Cossac-to the Tomb of have laid Liberty's G;eat Defend
Adrian. er. A *sica's immortal Son ! and he will sorrow on Leholding it. Bu anecdote, at this moment, Wbeli tie poor savage, the wild crosses niy mind. I will arrest its tenant of our wildernes, shall hith
passage ; far it paints in glowing er come, aluhough the magnet o. colours, the native feeling of the science hath not touched his dark American soldier. It is of the ened mind, yet his whole spul has true Athenian cast. It would been filled, by tradionas y lore, with have done bonor to Athens, when the same of, our Chief-he, 100, she could boast her Themistocles, will ask to see the spot where or to Rome, in the age of har sleeps the brave, and when he | Scipios.-Mark the talom shall see it, ihen people of America, even the poor Indian will blusia
' Sortly after tho death of the for your ingratiiude !
General, an aged man called at
Mouni Vernon.--He said, he was. " True, this thing hath been cal- l journeying to the South, 10 see his. led a thing of custom. Iiis ; but, children ; and had called, to take my friends, are, we not the çrea a last look, on the grave of his old ures of cuision ? Do we not
Commander ; for, said he, I could ict, think, almost exist, by custom; not have passed my few remain. and sure, what has been customa ing years in peace, had I not perTy with nacious, the most polile | Cormed this pionis task ;--for, ah! and splendid in the world, need Sir, he was indeed the Soldier's noe be unworly cfus.--If we can Ciend. -Toil and hard sufferings
qual the European in this high had paralysed this veteran's frame, sense of onor, or the poor Savond his valour had been marked by age in his divine sense of gratitude, the weapon of the foe ; for he was where is our philosophy.
one of those, who formed the for
lorn hope of American. liberty, • Go search the remotest re when her WASHINGTON crossed cords of time; go seek the remoi. the Delaware, in the memorable est corners of the habitable earth ; / Winter of '76.- The old man was 5010 cx'remest East, where the refreshed ; for never were tho Çalmục 10am come hi her again, door's of Mount Vernon closed
against the poor or unfortunate, name of God, would they bury nor its hearth grown cold to the man of sorrows. The veteran be • People of America ! for a mo. came, anxious 10 see the comb;, men: beholi this affecting speciaand as we moved along, ibe re
cle. See the veieran soldierat the membrance of the toils and glories tonb.of Washington. If Cæsar which he had witnessed with his wept, on seeing the remains of departed General, for a moment Pompey dishonored, well might : reanimated his feeble' frame, and the veteran of American liberty lighted up his faded eye. Good mourn, on seeing the ashes of sir, he said, I well remember him ; | America's Great Defender left un. I think I see him, as he looked on
''Tis not, my friends, that A. the morning when whon we forced the Hessians at Trentòn. Be. merican genius or resources are lieve me, after so many hardships,
inadequate to the task. See, 'in
our view, the massy structures, so many defeats, the taste of victo
which load the ground ; and re. ry, on that memerable day, was
sources has been found for every sweet indeed.
thing else. But it is that unhap" And now, my friends, we may py quality in man, which causes well imagine, what musl have him to forget his benefactor. And passed in the mind of this humble | does not my country fear this exman, when about to visit the grave | ample? For now, even now, she of his, Chief. No doubt, from
rouses the warlike genius of our what we had seen of the exalted land. She calls on her youth to character and services of the il.
arm, to prepare to defend those lustrious dead, he had expected to rights, which their fathers won.behold his country'sgratitude pour- | She says, away in the field of glo. traying in touring brass or marble.
ry, be faithful, be brave, and doubt & And when he came to the grave, not your country's rewards, her
to that mound of earth which rears honors her gratitude. Do you its humble crest upon Potomac's not fear the youth will turn, and bank, and stamps opprobium on pointing to the, neglected grave of my country, to that HOLF, in Washington. will say, if this is which, by the God of Heaven, 1 my country's gratitude to our nowould not even bury my faithful blest Benefactor what have l.a. dog, the old man paused and casto | right to expect ? ing an indignant look upon the Yet, my friends, 'mid every place, pronounced these words-- change of men and things, so long words, which Americans should as my faithful services shall en write in their books; and treasure | dear me to my country, will I, on up in their hearts ; " If it is each 30th of April, to my coun: herc, that my countrymen have I try this self-same tale, and cry to, buried my General, where, in the" her people--Shame?'