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Nor wip'd her tears ; nor bade a kind
adieu ; Nor cheer'd her hopes with promise of
return. Long have I borne the sorrows of her
fears, I tread the joyless path her grief fore.
told, My fruitless pray'rs addressed to barb'.
rous ears, Leave me the prey of hunger and of
cold. Weak arc my limbs, my journey sad &
long, And scorn and iosult mark me for
their slave. Receive me : guard me from the ruffan's
wrong Or show the shelter of a friendly care.
Alas! shall the tale to my neighbours
be told, A tale that sweet merey must doubt ; For thy food, ihat I kill thee, because
thou art old, And unable to bear me about. Remembrance shall gratefully keep in
her eye, The excursions that oft have been
mine; Then I dwell on tby virtues, and wish
with a sigh, That my life bad been harmless as
thine. When winter appears, with his storms
and his snows: That might freeze the slow course of
thy blood; Thau shalt have a dry bed for thy limbs
to repose: A warm siable and plenty of food. Ingratitude never was thine the disgrace To thy praise which shall ever be
sung: But by man, (let' me say, with a blush
for the race, ) That my bosom has often been stung. Should I die before thee. (for we know
not our fate.) Let thy fears and snspicions be still, Till tho close of thy life, sball benevo.
lence wait : For thy name shall be first in my
TO MY OLD HORSE SORREL,
By DR. W OLCOT. Dear Sorrel, thine eyes are grown dim,
and thy feet No longer can travel the road; Yet think not penurious, I grudge thee
thy meat, Or forbid thee thy happy abode. Thou krowest full well that, in fair and
foul weather, Now 'mid zephyrs. now tempests ab.
bor'd, How often like friends, we have journey'd
together, And never exchang'd a cross word. In a can'er, or trot, or a gallop, or leap,
(Ah me! what a satire oo man.) I scarcely rem<mber thou mad'st a false
stepi Let mortals say this if they can ! To comfort thine age, take as usual thy
rounds ; Enjoy all my pastures can yield; Tl.y limbs shall not lang on a tree for
the hounds ; Thy bones shall not blanel on the
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the dignity of the superior of St. Clare. He demands his ward, and
Violante must be resigned. Then THE FOUNDLING ON adding in a yrhisper, 'Aranza has
discovered the murder of his wife BELGRADE.
and daughter. The assassin's life
is in my hands; he has confessed The abbess received him with an alability remarkable. Her spirits mischief, and unless you resign
you to be his instigator in this foul were not so good, and her health
Violante, Diego lives to charge vidently worse than when he last
you with the crime give her to saw her. Much as he detested
me, forthwith, and he dies with ihe the author of Mariana's unhappi- secret in my safe custody.' ness, the miserable object before him was enough to excite com O God! how evident the indipassion, 'I know your errand,' || cations of a guilty mind! back she began, and I am prepared to within herself she shrunk; and answer your demand. The duke's the exhausted constitution, sup. wishes must not be satisfied so ported by a feeble thread, had nearhastily; my sudden consent would | ly vanished from the stage of life. not suit the dignified character I But her infernal spirit had yet a should hold up to public view, and scene to act before the tragedy it might betray a fear of threats should end: this once done the which my exalted situation should horrid character she personated forbid.
would close upon the world!
At that moment his mother en Sister Agnes,' she exclaimed, tered the apartment ; she over let Violante go-but XEMEMBER, heard the conclusion of the sen. | seignior, the condition of my conlence, and by the signs she made sent.' Alfonso understood the necessity
"Every thing is already in preof adopting the plan already noticed.
paration my dear mother,' whis.
pered Alfonso as they left the aThe duke,' he replied, is not partment of the abbess. When governed by a disposition to insult ll the convent bell warns the nuns to
evening prayer the good old Mo. come to fulfil his promise.' She rad will have a carriage in waiting blushed, and smiled, and wept at
Shall we go to night pos- | once-tenderly he took her handitively?'
it tremblej as did his own; "her
head sunk upon her bosom-that Positively, my son,' replied il bosom heaved as did Alfonso's-Agnes; Mariana has given her
neither had a word to ulter-both consent; but I have explained to
stood entranced.--Exquisite senher the necessity of secrecy, and | sibility !-- The danger of intereven Violante must be ignorant ruption prompted him to be expliof our intentions.
You will now
cit :- now she strove to disengago conduct Violante to the duke. I
the hand he held And will Mashall conceal her departure from
rianaleave her--?' said Alfonso,the the abbess, that when yon come a
kiss imprinted upon her finger gain at night your object may be stifling the word he wished, but construed for such a purpose. At
dared not utter. “This little pri8 o'clock Ishall expect you.'
vilege," he sighed, 'I stole for love Violante received her deliverer can Mariana.but Mariana with a palpitating heart; but when Now her eyes meet his-again she she heard the success of his efforts, blushes-- Niy mother perceives the transports of ecstacy knew no
the attachment of her son bounds. Mariana hailed his pre
"Your mother!' exclaims Ma. sence with a smiling countenance ;
riana. and now assured of Violante's happiness she shared in the general “Yes, Agnes? joy. A message from the abbess at that moment summoned Agnes "Agnes your MOTHER!" she from the room, and Violante fol- ladds with a smile of satisfaction, lowed to prepare for herimmediate pausing still doubting By hea. departure. Now was the moment vens ! he exclaims, 'she confirms of mutual confession come! Ma my hopes !'-Now claspt in each riana, confused in this unlooked-for other's arms he impressed upon situation, run toward the door. her lips the transports of his soul !
And would you leave me ? When Agnes returned she gave cried Alfonso, she stopped and a dreadful description of the situablushed but dared not turn. tion of the abbess. 'I found
her,' she said, "in the height Mariana-'exclaimed Alfon
of terrible convulsions : the
room filled by the sisterhood all Seignior!' replied Mariana.
paralyzed at the frenzy of the un
happy woman, and none offering : Tis only Alfonso,' he said, "I to extend relief. A timely appli
cation of arromantics brought back and die ! This night, Agnes, must the scaltered senses ; and when witness a solemo festival, Seven capable of speech she desired all was the hour Francisco saved me to leave the room but me. from an awful death: seven the Agnes !' she cried, terrible have hour he died, and seven be the been the conflicis of my guilty soul. bour I kneel upon his grave! I speak to me that I may hear a know the way." human voice and know that fiends do not rack my feeble limbs ;
* Such,' continued Agnes, is
the determination of the wretched speak, that I may know I live-one
abbess. The tomb of Francisco word will save me from a world of
is in the vault of the Inquisicion-toriure !
from some unknown cause she "How kecniy I pilied this guilty
holds a key to that abode of horror wretch !' continued Agnes; "her
I must attend her, but I sball not race is run'; to-morrow's sun will
fuil to return to you in time. Be light her to elernity! Aiter every
here, Ahmed, at the hour you
mentioned: Mariana, your forti. soothing effort to con!roi her pertu bed spirits she thus began-
fude must pot forsake you: have
confidence in me, and Ahmed will Agnes, I owe you much ; batthe hour of retribution is arrived :
lead us both to happiness.' painted in horrid imagery, I have
Violante was now ready to acread the volume of my life--page
Afecung as succeeding page, from first to last,
the parting scene : Much as she is blurred with crime: and the
sought her liberty, the idea of decompiler of my infamy, as if in
serting such esteemed friends emfected with my vices, seemed to
bittered the pangs of separation. weep o'er his poluted hands. Hor.
She liule knew how near the perible vision ! never will it vanish
riod of their own confinement. Ag. from my sight, but by its eterns!
nts, sympathising in the distress presence goaw my repenting
she witnessed, hurried Violante hours ! I feel the agonies of death
from the room and saw her pass come fast upon me. o that the
the convent gate unnoticed. truly penitent may have a pardon! This night, Agnes, you must ac The interview between the duke company mo to the tomb of Fran
and his piece was a scene lender cisco. Tis a pilgrimage I owe the as the last was affecting. He had mancs of a golike mani--by me not seen Violante from a child :he fell : by me pardon must be that she was a lovely girl report sought. "Kneeling o'er the ashes confirmed: but he beheld her sur. of Francisco, I'll confess me of my passing all his fancy laught. Her sins, and having prayed forgive return to the world was like a new ness, back to my couch I'll come era in his life. He hailed it as an
auspicious omen, and before an suppress his feelings, conscious as
BiYou will return, Bernard ?' cri..
ed the duke, perceiving him to folViolante's presence he supposed low Alfonso to the door.
Not to-night,' answered Ber. joining his regiment for awhile :
nard, "I am particularly engage but in this he found himself mista.
ed.' ken. It was vain to oppose his determination : and orders were
"Where ! exclaimed Alfonso, given for a splendid entertainment suspicious of interruption. in honor of the day.
? I am on duty, he replied, 'fare. The hour of Alfonso's engage. well may you be happy ! ment at length drew near. Affecting was the leave he took of his The night was dark and uncom. generous benefactor. Violante fortable. Not a star was visible : "stretched forth her hand-this the vast canopy of heaven, wrapt was not enough : in the niece he up in deep obscurity, Alfonso's eye beheld the attachment to the uncle turned inward on his thoughts to "nor did he forget it was the friend hold a solemn *conclave in the of his beloved he was addressing : mind. At such a time the good he embraced her because it would man gropes
his way uninfluenced be gratifying the duke, pleasing to by aught but personal security. Mariana, pardonable to the com
The wicked, appalled by the conpany, and inoffensive to herself.-jurations of his guilty conscience, 'Twas! Bernard alone felt dis sees nothing butan array of hideous satisfied by the step. To him 11-imagery. But Alfonso, doubly fonso next presented himself: armed, had a double impulse to still might their friendship have urge him on ; his love and the been preserved entire--still both rescue of a mother, felt the power. had separated happy; but neither ful auxilliary of his tried scimitar possessed resolution to own his se- and the undaunted resolution of cret. Both obstinate to the last | his mind. The solemnn knell warnthey forged the fetters of their owning the Franciscan monks to even. amiction they shook hands ; ing prayer, at once broke in upon 'twas impossible for Bernard not the peaceful stillness of the gloom to perceive the agilation of Alfon. --anon was heard the direful imso, but he ascribed it to a cause port of St. Clare-wild was his fanthe most oposite. It was equally || cy now :-lhere stood the lovely impossible that Alfonso shouldl! Mariana despairing of his promis