came froin the King of France, he, Arthur, Hingant, d'Espinay, ana order:d the gates to be instantly swer me if you dare-of what opened. Welcome, gentlemen,' | crimes do you aecuse the Prince said he, while they were yet ata of Brittany? He has complained distance ;

what news from my of the slenderness of his estabdear uncle?: What was the an lishment, he has expressed a swer he received ? Wisai did they grateful predilection for the Engdesire him to peruse ?his Ma- lish, among whom he has been jesty's order to arrest him-'Ah! | brought up. I do not pretend to exclaimed the Prince with a deep conceal his faults. Montauban, I sigh, ' I did not expect this stroke do not wonder you are his enemy ; from the dearest relation I have. he is the happy possessor of this The Admiral takes possession of woman you loved: but do not add the keys of the castle, and of all injustice to hatred. But great the old and silver plate, and seiz. enough to confess to your Sovees the person of the Prince. His | reign, that this is the sole motive distracted consert, all in tears, with | of your conduct, and that you pant Tanguy and his faithful attendants, ll only for the destruction of a rival. follow him, with a fixed resolu- | And you, ignoble Hingant, since tion to be the companions of bis i you still foster a resentment, which capivity.

the most many reparations could

not disarm, go, and with your With what indignation is the sword demand satisfaction of my Constable transported - Can a nephew. He will not insist upon Sovereign,' said he to the Duke, the privileges of his rank : he will

so ill employ his power, as to op obey you without hesitation. Bar: press an innocent victim, abandon

barians, plunge your daggers into ed to the malignant fury of igno. his breast ; but do not assassinate ble courtiers? Can a brother, for him by shameful.calumnies, do geling the sacred claims of na not ruin him in the aff:ction of his ture, thus plunge a broher into brother and his Sovereign. And misery and a prison? Duke, I do you, d'Espinay, the minister of the not accuse you. I persuade my.

I persuade my altar, so little worthy of that sacred self that nature will yet prevail in employment blush at the part they your bosom. She speaks to you , make you act and resume the but they will not suffer you to hear character of your function. Does her voice. Tis you I question-- Heaven command you to arm a you who have so fataliy led astray brother against a brother ? Ah! your Sovereign--you, who thus | Duke, do not listen, do not listen cover your own private animosi LỌ them. Altend to the voice ties, your latent treachery, and which you cannot stifle. Pursue your infernal plots, with the spe- || your natural inclination. Your cious pretence of reasons of state. owa heart, I am certain, soliciis

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you in his favour. Hi, impeluusi- rupis his niece ; Thy iets shall ty may have hurried him into faults, not flow in vain. Come, Duke rebut of crimes he is incapible sist ont these tears. Give ne vour I know you : they take advantage hand ; let us instantly so ; and you of your wcakness. You will tri- l will be indebted to me for an act umph over it, you will hear the of beneficence and justice.- l'he sentiments of nature. Come, Duke suffered himseif to be led by Prince, come with me to open the the Cons able; but not withou eprison of a brother. Haslen 10 luctance ; & he loɔked at his cour : paidon and embrace him.'

tiers, as if he endeavoured to read Ai this instant a beautiful wo

in their eyes whether they appro

ved his conduct. man, with dishevelled hair, her cyes swimming in tears, and an The Prince thus cmielly depriv. guish in her face, rushes into the ed of liberty, is doubtful for a circle, and pros rares herself at while, whether he is not the sport the feet of the Duke. He per l'of so ne idle dream. He bears a ceives the consort of the Prince of noise at the door of his prison. It Brittarry : he would raise 'her ; l is opened. He beholds the Con"No, my Lord, I will not rise 1 stabie, leading the Duke by the will die here if you'refuse to grant i hand, and followed by tricia, ani my request. Alas! my husband, Peer of Brittany. They were your brother, is dragged into pri- accompanied by many Lords.son like a criminal ! My Lord, I I

see you again, my dearest alone ought to be punished for the Alici,' exclaimed he Dirce. She only fault they can impute to him. fings herself weeping, in his I have inspired him with an un

arms.– Nephew,' said the Confortunate love-which I could not stable, • I bing your brother 10 feel for Montauban. The Prince you : ask his pardon, and we will has formed, without your conseats

restore your 'liberty.'- Ask his those sacred and endearing ties pardon ! And wherefore should I that must attach nie to his misfor. Hreluce myself to that abject state? iunes. It is il who now lan What can

they repro.ch me guish in all he horrors of captivi. 1 with? Crimes, answered the ty. Alas! are they not sufficient Duike, all whose hatred was now ly revenged, since they have de- rekindied, perfidy, rape, ingratiprived him of your affection ? Oh, tude ; you have courted the promy Lord, he pities, he loves you teciion of the English ; you have notwithstanding all the injustice arrisoned your castle with them ; he endu es. Indeed, it is not my you maintain a constant correg. husband that can forget a monent | pondence with Henry. You have you are his brother!'

corn from the arms of Montaubon The Count of Richmond intcr. a wife that ought not to have been

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your's. In open defiance to all laws can never be extinguished but with you liave married her. And, to my life. Ah, my brother, have fill up the measure of your crimes, \ you never loved ? Love, Love is 'you hate mc and my faithful ser- || capable of all.' vants ; you would deprive me of

Francis seemed to listen more the sovereign power, & perhaps of my life. -Ah! my brother, in favourably to the Prince : terrupted the Prince, and

my Lord,' said Alicia,' I have alyou think that your life is not as

ready assured you that I alone am dear to me as my own ? No one

guily. If a victim be necessary, can accuse me of such horrible

go no farther. Let me here fill crimes. I have ever respected, I

the place of my husband. Let me have ever loved you. It is true be loaded with chains, let me end that I am partial to the Eng.

a wre!ched existence here, provi. lish : I have been bred up amongst

ded the Prince be free. Let this them from my infancy : I have

sacrifice disarm the malice that is imbibed in their society, that spir- bent with such inveteracy on his it of frankness and liberty which is ruin; let it restore to my dear unknown in this country. Their husband the lost affection of his taste, their amusements are mine. brother-I shall carry to the grave Their Monarch is my zealous the sweetest satisfaction if my friend. But I appeal to him whe death can be useful to him.'m ther I have yet forgotten that I (To be continued.) was your brother, your subject, the nephew of the King of France, THE HIBERNIAN MENDICANT and that Brittany is my couniry, “Yes--too well !and she, drawLet Hepry, let all England speak, ing back from my breath.-And and my accusers must be con the dunt looked at her and she at founded. I will not conceal the the aunt and the sergeant stoped excess of my passion for Alicia.- his nose, saying he had not been I forced her from her ravisher,

long enough in Ireland to love the We loved each other--and did smell of whiskey. I observed, not you yourself engage your word that was an uncivil remark in the that her marriage with Arthur present company, and added, that should be delayed till my return I had not taken a drop that night, from England ? I regarded this but one glass. At which he sneerpromise as an inviolable oath ; and ed and said, that was a bull and a I learned that they were dragging blunder, but no wonder as I was Alicia to the alter. I perceived | an Irishman. I replied in the deher in the arms of the perfidious fence of my myself and country. man who has deprived me of your We went on from one smart heart Then, I confess it, I list. word to another; and some of his ened only to that passion, which soldiermen being of the company,

es ?

he had the laugh against me still. again, did I mean to call an EngI was vexed to see Rose bear so lishman coward ? well what I could not bear myself. And the talk grew higher and • Tell me first,' said I ;. Did higher ; and from talking of blun- 1 you mean to call us Irish savag- '; ders and such trifles, we got, I can. not myself tell you how, to party mat ers, and politics, and religion..

"That's no answer to my ques. And I was a catholic, and he a cion,' says he, or only an Irish an. protestant and there he had the Swer.' thing still against me.

The com

• It is not the worse for that, pany seeing matters not agreable, may be,' says I, very coolly: despia dropped off till none were left but sing the man now, and just took the serjeant, and the aunt, and up a knife, that was on the table, Rose and myself.

The aunt gave

to cut of a button that was hangme a hint to part, but I would not ing at my knee. As I was opentake it, for I could not bear to go ing the knife he asked me, was I away worsted, and born down as it going to stab at him with my Irish were by the English Faction, and knife, and directly draws his sword Rose by to judge. The aunt was upon me, on which I seizes a called out by one, who wanted ter musket and bayonet one of his men to go to a funeral the next day : had left, telling him I knew the the Englishman then let fall some. use of it as well as he or any Engo thing about our Irish howl and sa- lishman, and beiter, for that I vages, which Rose herself said should never have gone, as he did, was uncivil, she being an Irish to charge it against an unarmed woman, which he thinking only of man. making game on me, forgot.--I knocked him down, telling him it You had your knife,' said lie, vas he that was the savage 10 af- drawing back, front a lady. As he got up he said. that he'd have the law of me • If I had it was not thinking of if any law was to be had in. Ire- you.' said I, throwing the knife land.


• See! I'm armed like

yourself now ; fight me like a man . The law !' said I, and you a | and a soldier if you dare.' says I. soldier!'

Fight me, if you dare,' says he. • Do you mean to call me a coward ?' said he. " This is what Rose calls to me to stop; but an English soldier must not bear.') we were both out of ourselves at With that he snatches at his arms the minuie-we thrust at each that were beside him, asking mesother--he missed me--I hit him..

Rose ran in between us to get the God to spare her lo me. She just
musket from my haud : it was pressed my hand, to show me she
loaded, and went off in the strug. was sensible. The priest came
gle, and the ball lodyed in her bo- || in, and they forced our hand asun-
dy--soe fell ! and what happened der, and carried me away out of
nex: I cannot tell, for the sight lefi ther oom. Presenily there was a
my eves, and all sense forsook me. great cry, and I know all was
Wen I came 100 myself the house over.'
was full of peopłe, going to and
fro, soms whispering, some cry.

Here the old man's voice failing, and will the words reach my

ed and we turned his face from us,

When he had some what recoverear's.--' Is she quire cead II could not understand where I was,

ed himself to change the course or what had happened. I wished

of his thoughts, we asked, whe

ther he had prosecuted for his asto fix get again but could not. The whole ruth came upon me, and

sault on the English serjeant, and

wat became of bim ? ye: I could not shed a tear ! but just pushed my way through the • Oh! to do him justice, as one crowd into the inner room, and up

should do 10 every one,' said to the side of the bed. There the old man he behaved very. she lay there siretched, almost a

handsome to me when I was bro't corpse-guite still !-her sweet to trial; and told lic whole truth cyes cosed, and no colour in her only blamed himself nore than 1 cheeks, that had the night before would have done, and said it was been so rosy! I took hold of one of all his fault for laughing at me her hands; thai hung down, and and my nation more than a man she then opens her eyes, and could bear, situated as I was.knew me directly, and smiles up. They acquitted me through his on me, and says. " It was no fault means.

We shook hands and he of yours : take notice all of you, hoped all would be right with me, it was no fault of his if I die ; but he said ; but nothing ever went that I won't do for his sake, if I right with me after. I took little can help it!"--that was the word note ever after of worldly matters : she spoke. I thinking, from her all brionging to me went to rack speaking so strong, that she was and ruin, The hand of God was not badly hurt, knelt down to upon me--I could not help mywhisper her, that if ny bieath did self, nor settle iniad or body to smell of spirits the last night, it any thing. I heard them say somewas the parting glass I had taken times I was little louched in my before making te vow I done head : however that might be I against drink for her sake ; cannot say. But at last I found it and that there was nothing I would was good for meas to give all that not do for lier, if it would please was left to iny friends, who were

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