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While Taibol proceeded to stral the mean time relied upon her away the heat of the daughter, he honor that she would not become .convived io make himself as much clandestinely the wife of any man. disliked by the father as possible. Maria protested that she would Yet his management was so artful acquiesce in her fathers delerthat Allanhy could not give a suf- 1) mination, and he even requested ficient reason for his dislike, and her to promise that she would not fo the fist time in her life Ma
see Talbot any more if she could ria thought her father unjust and avoid it; but Maria rejected this, Capricious. Thus, while Talbot
as a surposition that she was in insured an acceptance of his ad- danger of being seduced into a dresses from Maria, he at the same violation of her duty. time effec'ed a rejection of them fom her facher, and this was the
The next day 'Tabot did not go ohject of his wishes, as he knew
to the house, but watched the door that marrying Maria would disap
ull maria came out, and then, have point his own views, and bring on ing joined her, learned all the him the displeasure of his father.
conversation which had passed; A 120th l'aibot requested Al this he interpreted as a denial 10 Tavby's consent to their union her ever marrying the man of her w.ich the latter declined, and he
choice, and advised an immediale lef bim, secretly exolting in the fight with him to Scotland.-Mapower he possessed ove the heart ria heard this proposal with disO' Ma ia, who learned with aston
dain : but, alas ! her resolutie:? iment that his suit had been re. grew weaker as she became more j cied. Allanby soons of er found
familiar to his arguments in the his daughter in tears, and lenderly » preceding in'erviews As her represented the difficulties and passion for l'albot increased, the privations in which an officers unkindness of her parent rose more wife must be exposed, and added strongly to view, till at last her that it was impossible she could judgment became the dupe of her ever think of giving her hand to
wishes and!, yielding to the perone whose faiher would not sanc.
suasions of the villain, she set off tion the marriage. Maria glouk
wiib him to Scotland. When Al. her head. and her ear's began 10
lanby heard of her flight, he sat f:il. He then assured her, that
for hours absorhed in dumb anhe was certain her happiness del guish. pitying his child and exepende:l upon refusing him. bu:, if crating her betrayer. When Mashe fiup after time and absence
ria and l'albot had move! 100 bad been tried, she could not con miles on the road to Greina Green qu'r he: unhappy wion, he und were changing horses, the would cosent, prorre M. l'a! la'ter suddenly started, and with a bot's father dich the same, and in cook of consternation exclaimed,
that ie had brought with him the Language can ili describe the wrong pocket book. and had not situation of Maria on the receipt money enough le p.ocead a hun. of this leier. Perhaps he might dred miles further. Maria who
never retu il, and she woud be. had before been assured from her come a mother before she was a skill in physiognomy and charac wife ! She reled herseif on the ters, that Talbol was all that was floor in a transport of s inic an. in enigs and honorable, had no suish and inplored heaven to tersuspicion that this was a tric's to minate her existence he turnget her into the ower of the de. ed her thoughts towards hier filho signing libertine, - Without one er, but there she dared not prescruple she acceeded to the plan su ve 'o write till she coud sign Ta bol proposed, and they set for herself the wife of Talbot. In ihe ward to London, where they were mean tinie Maria could not exist driven :0-a ho el in the Adelphis without making some enquiries whince he went to seek lodgings, afer her fathers health, a d to her and hired sme at the west end of astonishment, after having received the own, whither he conducted several accounts that he had been the salf-repenting and pensive Ma ill, and was getting better, the last Tia. Here she learned that she
one brought her that he was marwas to remain till the bans of mar
ried !This stroke was a severe ria re could be published, for, not
one ; it convinced Muuria that she being of age, a license could not
had lost her father's affections at be procured. Maria felt exceed
a time when perhaps Talbot was ingly chazrined, for she thought dead, and she was about to become she cou'd have been married on the
a mother : yet she felt she could moi row, and she submitted in
be reconciled to this event, it it Inuu' nful silence 10 the delay. It
would auld to the pare: nal happiwill be needless to folloiv Maria
ness ber misconduct had nearly thro’the embarrassments. tempta.
annihilated. At length the time tions, and struggles, which prece
of Maria's lying in drew near, and ided her undoing.-Before the ex
when it took placu she was deliv. pi alion of a month, Taibot had
ered of a lovely boy. triumphed over the virtue of M. ria, soon alier which he received After she had been six months orders to join his regiinent, as it a mother, Talbot returned, and in was going on immedia:e service, the transport of seeing bim safe, He promised before he embarke. Varia forgot she nad been anxious to l'eiurn and make her his wife, and unliuppy. Again was the but the first letter she received said marriage day fixed, but before it he was under sailing orders, and caine Talbot was summoned away to see her again before the cm. o attend his expiring father. At barkation was impossible.
the cod of a month, and with the
language of art, he told her that them to the edge of the forest, and h father's illnes had been occa there awaited. By this it was sun sioned by the supposition that they rise, and king Lisuarte, with a We e privately married, and on goodly company, went out to the learning to the contrary, his fa!her field, which was between the city had coinmanded him, unless he and the forest ; apd there came ws ed to kill him, to make a so Dardan, well armed, and on a fair lemn oath never to marry Maria couiser, leading the bridle of his Allanby without his consent. "And iady, who was as richly adorned as did you take an oath to zbadon she possibly could be : and thus mc ! exclaimed Maria. I did!
tiey stopped before king Lisuarte. replied talbot. Maria heard no And Dardan said, sir, command jole but le linto a deep and long that this lady have that which is saintin, fit. When she came to, her own delivered to her ; or, if he endeavoured 10 comfort her Were be a knight to gainsay it, I wil the relaxation of his fathe 's am ready to combat him. resolu 100; and thus, during six
Lisuarte then called the dame, & months, he kept her hopes alive. Of en would she request to be ied
asked her if she was provided with to him, and to these pathetic en
a champion. She answered, “No,' treaties l'albot, who was not alto
and wept ; and the king greatly gether destituie of feeling, but it pitied her, for she was a virtuous was of that transient kind which
lady So Dardan entered the lists
to remain there till the hour of never retained an impassion, aj. ways returned affectionate answers,
tierce; by which time, if no cham
pion appeared, the king was to (To be Continued.)
pronounce judgment in his favour according to the custom. Then
one of the daniseis hastened to SELECT ID
call Amadis, and he took his arms For the Lady's Miscellany.
and told the damsels and Ganda
lin, that if he sped well he would THE COMBAT OF.
return to them in the tents; and AMADIS AND DARDAN.
with that he rode on. on his white
courser. ' Wiren the king saw the [From the Romance of Amadis og knight app:oach, how firmly he Gaul.]
rode; and his aring how fair they
were ; and his horse, how goodly On the day of the trial the dam
a one; he marvelled who he might sels rose a dawn, and told Amadis be, and asked the damc who was that they wouid go before to the bronght to trial if sie knew the town, and send him word when it knight who came to defend her was time io appear. He rode with
. I never saw hin before,' quoth ing. Their horses alicu suicids she, nor know I who he is.' met, and Dardan was thrown ; but
held the reios fast, and By this Amadis entered the lists,
sprang readily upon the horse a. and rode up to his enemy. • Dar.
gain, and drew his sword; and dan, defend your lady's cause, as I
they attacked each other so fierce. shall maintain and acquit the pro
ly that all who beheld them were mise which I made thee
astonisehd The town's people were "And what didst thou promise?'
on the towe s and on the wall, and quoth Dürdan.
wherever else they could sce
the combat ; and the windows of “To fight thec ; and that was the queen s palace, which were when thou told'st me thy name, above the wall, were full of Janie's and liadst dealt with me so villag and damsels, all marvelling atine ously.'
vulor of the combatants; for it'e
fire few from their helmets as if . I make the less account of thee
They were all a blaze, and places now,' said Dardan.
and si liniers fell on all sides frem "And 1,' said Amadis, care
their shields and mail; and neiller less for thy words, for I am about
a whit baied of his courage, King to have vengeance.'
Lisuar e had been himself in many
a hard conflict, and seen many a Let the dame, then,' replied one, but all appeared nothing to Dardan, "accept thee for her this. This is the bravesi com. champion, and avenge thyself if bat,' said he, that ever man hath thou cansi.?
seen; and I will have the conquer
or's image placed over my palace The king then came up; the
gate, that all who are 'desirous to dame was asked if she would ad.
gain honor may behold it.' mit that knight for her deiender. She replied, yes, and God re But befo e the hour of tierce it ward him! Lisuarle saw that the was eviilent that Dardin's force shield of Amadis was pierced in failed; though Amadis was no. many places, and that the rim had
thing abated of his strength, only many sword cuts; and he said, if
his horse was fuint, and Darden's the knight demanded another Iso stumbled.; and he, thinking shield be could lawfully give hiny to have the advantage on foot, said
But Amadis was in no tem. 10 Amadis, • knight, our horses per for delay, for he remembered fail us for fatigue, if we were on the insults he had received. They foot I shou d scon conquer thee.' ran their course ; buth lances This he said so loud that the king pierced through shield and armou', and all with him could hear; and and shiyered, but without wound. Amadis, some what ashamed as.
sli.med n the threa.,, onsive ed,, Madis had such shame, that wil.
igbi, then! lough a kind, lingly would be have been slain sbound ever leave his horse bille! lest bis lady should suspect there be cun sitonii.' T en ating lain was any cow arvice in him; and be they bo'll look what of their shields i struck a bluw al Dardan that Il maine«, and assuiked cich other brought him down, and plucked mo e fierce vinaus bifore, but A.
mis humet off and held il to his madis now presseu on him and i face. Darduri you are dead unless Darden relea ed and staggered, you yield the canse !" and sometimes bent his knees, sq
Mercy, knight, quoth he, zod that all the beholders said he had commilied a great foily in propos
I yieid is.' jv;: to fight on fool; and he still
Then ibe king came up; but giving bind from the sword of 'À
Amadis for the shame of what h.d madis, came under ihe queen's' befallen him, wouid niake no larriwindow, and there was a cry there,
ance. bui sprank to his horse, and Ho'y Mary, Dardut is slain and
roce the lasiest he could into live Awalis heard anong ibe'm the
foricst. voice of the damsel of Denmark. I hen he kooked up, and saw his The mistress of Dardan, ulo lady, o jana, at the windov, and saw him so rudely hudg.ed, capie the damsel by her. "That sight so upio bim vow and said, "sick, overcame him, hal the swo dhung now Dardan, some other mistress, loose in his hand, and he continued for I will neither love hee nor alooking up, regardless of bis silu
ny other than that good knight'who. ation. Dardan, recovering; by this overcame thee! respire, rioticed his confusion, and look heari again ; and, lifting the • What !' said Dardan, ' have I sword with both hunds, smote him been so wounded and conquered on the helmet so tha: it was twist
in you: quarrel, and now you fored on his head. Amadis did not " sake ne for the very enemy !-return the blow, he on!y placed his . Thou art a right won. D'o say this Helme right again ; and with that and I will give thee iby rewaiat! Dardan laid on him at al paris: & ! And he took his sword, and in a he feebiy defeos.cd himsef; and moment smote her head from her Dardan's courge ilic! Caseria Thien i body. Then after a minu!e's thou' cried the damsel of Denmark, .is he cried, 'Ah, wicich! I have an ill manuie did that knighi look slain he whom I loved best in the up and sceone here wlio made bim world !' and he ran himself thio' forget himscil, when his en my before any one could stop his hand. was at the point of dea:h! Ceries In the uproar that this occasioned such a knight ought no: to faii in none thoug he of following Amedis; such a tinic! at these wyords A. and though Dardan was so brave