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who has wronged him, provided he shall break of day, at the capital, they prebe found worthy to be forgiven ; your sented themselves at the vestibule of a father demands the name of that man, palace, before which crowds had already to bestow it upon your child !”
assembled, waiting, like them, for admisCatherine knelt at his feet, struck to sion. The gates were thrown open, and the heart by this solemn and dreadful multitudes poured, slowly however, and forgiveness, to which she could make no with profound silence, into a vast court, return, for she could only reply, as before, and thence into rich and lofty saloons; “ My father, I know it not.'
but Catherine and her father beheld only Tillman scarcely knew how to believe the gorgeously dressed soldiers who kept in this ignorance, and Catherine, anxi. their guard at the doors. They arrived ous to satisfy him of its truth, and touch- at length at a room, the windows of ed by his moving appeal, informed him which were closed, and the walls hung of all that had passed between her and her with black, while the only light that perunknown lover; she told all that she vaded its ample space, was that of numknew; that he was an officer, and no berless torches. Catherine looked into doubt belonged to the suite of the arch- the room, almost unconscious of all duke Charles, When she had done, the around, and beheld, without understandold man replied :
ing the scene, a number of officers pass“ That is enough; we shall find him ing in turn by the side of a platform out, if your story is true.”
covered with sable cloth; each bared his From this day, a new course of life head as he slowly marched by, and bowed was begun by Catherine and her father. with an air of deep and solemn respect. On the morrow they went to Vienna to. The sight affected not her; she had griefs gether; they visited all the chapels fre- of her own more mighty than theirs. A quented by the great lords of the court, few moments after the archduke appearall the reviews, the resorts of fashion, in ed, and the sudden reflection that he short, wherever a hope existed of finding whom she sought would be found, if at him whom they sought. Day after day all, among the officers of his train, aroused was consumed in patient, but fruitless her perception to full and anxious acutesearch; each day only served to enhance She saw the old man, illustrious their grief, to add strength to their de- by his rank, walk slowly and feebly tospair. At last they were forced to aban- ward the platform, tears coursing each don their efforts; the state of Catherine's other over his wrinkled cheeks; and, health began to forbid these long and spite of her own desolation, she sympawearisome walks, and for some days they thized with the grief that weighed so remained at home, silent, languid, and heavily on the head of the aged. When wretched.
he reached the foot of the platform, and One night the father went forth alone stooped to pick up a branch of cypress, into the forest, wandering there for hours, with which he sprinkled the holy water scarcely knowing his own motive or pur- over the couch that rested upon it, her pose, but led on, perhaps, by that vague eyes followed his movement, and sudfeeling, which, in the absence of all ra- denly, with a supernatural strength, she tional hope, clings to a random chance, thrust aside two men who were standing a remote possibility. On his return he before her, and straining herself to her ascended to Catherine's room, where she utmost height, with her eyes fixed, her lay on her bed, too much indisposed in lips extended and pale, without either body to keep her feet, but too sick at exclamation or tear, she pointed with one heart to enjoy the blessing of sleep. hand to some object of fearful interest,
“ Catherine,” said the old man, “there at the same time pressing her father's is one chance remaining—the last, the arm with the other. He too fixed his only one—for which I require a single eyes on the spot, and beheld the wan but effort of courage and strength. Vienna beautiful face of the corpse, to which all beholds to-morrow a grand but mournful these honours were paid. solemnity; every nobleman in the em. “ He?" was the old man's wondering pire, every offieer in the service, of what- cry. ever rank, will surely be there. You too, “He!" she replied; and, like an overmy child, must be present.”
strained cord that snaps, she fell as one I will go,” replied Catherine, with dead at her father's feet. out asking where. Places were nothing Assistance was instantly rendered, the to her, for whom the whole world con- poor girl was borne into one of the neartained but one single object.
est apartments, and a physician was They went. Arriving, soon after the summoned; the same who has already
been more than once mentioned in this is still sufficiently ferocious to terrify his narrative. He recognised Tillman with visitors. Sometimes he allows it to worry horror, and would have withdrawn, but his slaves, calling it off, perhaps, just as benevolence triumphed over his indig- it is about to kill the wretches. Similar nation, and he remained with Catherine. habits are attributed to Tippoo Sultan. As soon as the room was cleared of all This savage, at present, governor of the but the girl, her father, and the phy. Delta, piques himself on the simplicity sician, this latter poured out upon Till- and primitiveness of his manners, and his man the full measure of his contempt entire freedom from European habits and and his detestation, accusing him of being notions. During the period of his coma spy, the pander of his own daughter's mand in the Upper Country, a soldier shame, the murderer of the noble youth robbed a poor woman of a little milk. whose corse was then lying in state, and The woman, not foreseeing the result, last, and most monstrous of all, of com- laid her complaint before the bey, who ing, with fiend-like malice, to gaze on demanded her to point out the culprit. the ruin himself had contributed to effect. This being done, the soldier was ordered To all these reproaches, Tillman replied to be laid upon the ground, and have his with the simple truth, and the truth body ripped open. The milk being prevailed. Catherine had, indeed, re- found in his stomach, the bey paid the vealed all she knew to the priest, but it complainant, and dismissing her, cbwas in confession; and if there had been served: “ The robber has been punished; treachery, it was not she, but the priest but had he been discovered to be innowho had betrayed. Catherine did not cent, the same punishment would have know even the name of her lover. It awaited you.” It is the custom of this was true that he had once spoken with barbarian, wbo always moves surrounded that monk, in crossing the court of the by the terror of arms, to ride abroad archduke's palace; but the monk was accompanied by a number of Mamalukes the almoner of the abbey, and it was (or domestic slaves), each of whom carfrom him that the veteran had received ries a thousand sequins in his girdle ; the medicines which restored him to that should he be compelled to fly, which, health. The whole plot of this terrible considering his decided hostility to the drama was now disclosed; and nothing pacha, is by no means improbable, he remained save tears and the bitterness of might still be provided with money for regret, for a noble spirit thus early and his immediate use, During the Syrian fatally crushed, for the doom of that campaign, six of these young men, dreadyoung heart, whose hard fate it was to ing the effects of his ferocity, examples reap only anguish and death, from its of which they daily beheld, made their single attempt to escape the sorrows by eseape, and took refuge in Ibrahim's which every other hope of its existence camp. Being discovered, however, they had long been withered.
were immediately apprehended, and conCatherine awoke, at length, from her veyed back to Cairo. Here they were swoon, and beheld in the eyes of her commanded to appear before their infather, which were fixed upon her, tears exorable lord, in the great hall of the and the tenderest aspect of pity and love; palace, where they found him encircled he stooped over her prostrate form, kissed by a number of blacks, armed with drawn her pale lips, and said, “ My daughter, swords. They were not long in learning thy child shall find a father in me, and their fate. He commanded them to take he shall bear the name of his own.
every man a sabre, and attack each other “ Do you know it, then ?” she ex- in his presence, until five of their number claimed.
should fall; promising life, and a thou“ Yes,” the old man replied: “he sand sequins to the victor. The Mamashall bear the name of NAPOLEON !” lukes obeyed; ranged themselves three
and three; and, having been trained to
the use of arms, and uniting skill with NOTES OF A READER.
courage, fought desperately, shedding their blood like water, while the Defter
day sat calmly on his divan, enjoying the Of the cruelty of this Turkish grandee, spectacle. At length, after a long and who has married a daughter of Moham- sanguinary struggle, one only remained med Ali, numerous anecdotes are related the victor over his unhappy companions. in Egypt. He has, it is said, a tame Exhausted and bleeding in every limb, lion, usually lying at the foot of his divan, he raised his eyes towards his master, to which, although mild towards its master, receive the promised pardon ; but, at
ANECDOTES OF THE DEFTERDAY BEY.
this moment, the bey gave the nod to ness; he cared little whether they were one of the black slaves, who stood behind clean or dirty; his love had a deeper him, and the head of the Mamaluke im- root-it sprung from gratitude. mediately rolled along the floor. On It is extraordinary how chance or another occasion, two of his military mishap may suddenly bring to light slaves, quarrelling, drew their swords in the most inestimable qualities in very his presence; at which, his anger being common, and, to all appearance, very kindled, he commanded their heads to be trilling things. Hood has immortalized struck off. The Mamalukes, however, a wig as "a life-preserver," a property mindful of the recent fate of their com- few could have guessed at. The wearer, panions, resolved to sell their lives dearly, falling into the clutches of some wild drew their pistols, and aiming at the Indians in the back-woods of America, head of the tyrant, were about to rid the was sentenced to be scalped; and the world of such a monster, when the inter- operation was quickly performed—but position of other of his slaves enabled the knife passing fortunately between him to escape into the harem. Reckless the skull and the frizzled top-knot, the and desperate, as knowing escape impos- artificial scalp came off in the Mohawk's sible, the Mamalukes, now joined by grasp, thus leaving the proprietor minus several others, who all had wrongs and only of his wig ! insults to revenge, pursued and besieged To pass from the head to the heels, it him in his private apartments, where, but would be difficult to conceive how a pair for the speedy arrival of a party of sol- of hessian boots could have rendered so diers from the citadel, he would then important a service to my friend S-; have paid the forfeit of his innumerable yet they did. They were a life-prebarbarities and crimes. With this assist- server to him, and he treasured them ance he succeeded in repelling the as- accordingly—but let him tell his own sailants, who, in their turn, were shut story. up and besieged in one of the turrets of “I dare say,” said he to me one day, the palace, forming the powder magazine. after an affectionate glance downwards, Here they held out during several days, “I dare say you wonder at my fondness fighting desperately; but, at length, for hessian boots, but I am bound to finding their numbers decrease, and them from respect to myself and family. being entirely destitute of provisions, But for these bits of leather, sir, I they set fire to the powder, and blew should not be standing before you at themselves up, with the tower in which this moment: they saved my life, sir. they had taken refuge.
Thirty years ago, (it was the winter of 18–), I was riding a little cross
grained chestnut cob over my own farm, By heaven!” cried my father, “I have
when the beast making a sudden start, not one appointment belonging to me which I was thrown off my guard and off the I set so much store by as I do by these boots." horse at the same moment. Well!
instead of standing still, (the horse ! I never knew but one man who was mean), as he should have done, he really attached to hessian boots. It was scampered away, as fast as his legs could my friend s
and his attachment carry him, across a forty-acre field ; and amounted almost to
He what is worse, sir, my right foot hanging always wore them, summer or winter. in the stirrup, he dragged me along Although a martyr to the gout, his with him. Luckily for me, there had respect for hessians overcame all desire been a heavy fall of snow, which doubtfor an easy shoe, when his fit was at the less saved me many broken bones; but, highest. I have seen him writhe with what was a hundred times more forpain under the infliction, and yet smile tunate, I was wearing hessian boots, sir. complacently at the polished calf of his Well-when he had got to the opposite favourite leather. When night came, a hedge, what with rolling and tumbling stranger might observe his ruffled tem- over and over, I had become a perfect per, as he encountered the boot-jack snow-ball; and luckily for me again, and slippers ; they were to him the there was a ditch, which as I slid in, heralds of departing bliss. He sighed my foot slid out-out of my boot I as he drew them off; and woe to the mean; and away went the cob, boot, person whose business it was, if the and all. Well-there I laid, a senseless boots were not in readiness in the morn- lump of snow; and, heaven knows, but ing at the moment he required them ! for one circumstanee, I might have laid Yet he was not punctilious in dress; he there till the thaw came. It so hapwore not hessian boots for their smart- pened that my eldest boy was out, wan
NOTHING LIKE LEATHER.
dering about with a gun shooting rooks since William the Conqueror; and yet and crows, and such like, and passing his avarice allowed many to escape. near the spot where I laid, he up with Those who had nothing to give, were his gun at what he thought was a crow condemned without mercy; the only on the edge of the bank. Now what do possible mitigation for which they could you think it was? it was nothing more hope, was perpetual slavery in the plannor less than my left hessian boot, the tations of America. As to the monster only visible part about me: rather a cri- Kirk, it would seem that human blood tical moment, you'll say, if I could have was more coveted by him than gold. known the rights of it; but luckily for The horrible stories related of him, are me, I was insensible. If I had moved scarcely credible: with one (his treatmy foot the least in the world, he'd ha' ment of a young woman who petitioned shot me as sure as a gun; but the boot for her brother's life), the reader must be was quiet; so he was doubtful about well acquainted. It is said, that at wasting a charge of powder and shot, Taunton, he ordered nineteen wounded and crept up towards it, holding his gun men to be hung, without permitting ready all the while. Well! in course their relations to speak to them, and he knew his father's boot, when he commanded military music to be played came close ; and wondered how it while they struggled in the agonies of came there.
Well, he tugged and death. In another town, he invited his pulled, but all to no purpose—there officers to dinner, near the place where it stuck; he little knew at the moment, some of the condemned rebels had been that his father's leg was inside. How- ordered to be executed. Ten of the unever, by this time assistance was at hand; fortunate creatures were turned off, my horse, it appeared, had excited some while Kirk and his fellows drank a surprise at home, where he had found health to the king. Ten more followed, his way, with my boot hanging at the with a health to the queen; and ten, while stirrup; so one and all set out in search they drank to the health of the feroof their master ; but my belief is, they'd cious Jefferies ! A man was hanged up never have found me, if my hessian boot three times at Taunton, and was as often had not shewn itself above the snow. asked if he would confess that he had Well, sir! I was carried home, and done amiss; but he refused, and finally thawed inside and out, and, luckily for suffered. “ Jervaise, a batter,” says me, very little damage was done. Now, Echard, “was offered his life if he would sir, I conceive my life was saved, in say God save King James;'” but this the first place, by my right boot coming he refused, and was accordingly exeoff; and, secondly, by my left boot cuted. A Captain Ansley also met his keeping on; and I'll only appeal to death with great fortitude. It is proyou as a man of feeling, whether, after bable that the resignation with which such a warning as this, it does not many who had taken part in the rebecome me to wear hessian boots for bellion, submitted to their fate, tended the rest of my life!"
M. N. much to inflame Kirk, and urge him to
fresh cruelties, HISTORIC GLEANINGS. (For the Parterre).
LITERATURE OF THE DAY. History is philosophy teaching by example."
Lord Bolingbroke. The greatest objection urged against the
popular literature of the present age, is Were much in vogue during the seven
its lightness; or as some harsh critical centeenth century. Charles the Second
sors will call it, Aimsiness. That such was greatly annoyed at the medallic is, to a certain extent, the character of lampoons levelled at him by the Dutch, most new books that come from the whose works of this description were
press, is certainly not to be questioned; very numerous; and in his declaration but there is room for a doubt, whether of war against the States of Holland, the fact is one to be censured or chang
ed. Modern literature is something expressly mentions them, observing that
like modern architecture; books and they were circulated with the consent or connivance of the Dutch authorities. houses are both constructed with an es
pecial reference to the short term of
their leases, and with very good reason. COLONEL KIRK AND JUDGE JEFFERIES. The ancient folios, like the old Gothic JEFFERIES used to boast, that he had edifices, were intended for long duration ; hanged more inen than all the judges and both have, in many instances, out
E. M. A.
E. M. A.
CURE FOR THE DROPSY.
lived their original purpose, and been impurity of the blood ; the only sure suffered to fall into neglect and ruin. method to remedy which was, to draw But the lath-and-plaster volumes of our blood from the patient and then put it back time are not proof against the elements, again; that is, cause him to drink it. and have little more than an ephemeral This prescription was followed, and, existence. This, however, is any thing aided perhaps by the old china, soon but an evil ; for so prolific has the press cured the the poor khan of his leprosy, become, that if one book in a hundred and all his others troubles besides, by outlived a year, libraries would be too sending him post-haste to his grave. small to contain them, and human existence altogether too short to acquire even the rudiments of learning. Besides,
The same writer says that the caliph new books, like new buildings, receive all the progressive improvements of the brought on by intemperance, was placed
Al Wauthek, being afflicted with dropsy, age; and novelty contributes, in the one
with great ceremony by his physicians case, to the health and cleanliness of the mind, as in the other, to those of the and heated as highly as he could pos
in a large oven, constructed on purpose, body. There are no lumber-holes in either, for dust, rubbish and cobwebs; gined he found, much relief from the
sibly bear it. The caliph found, or imaand prejudices, like rats and mice, get a
first experiment, and therefore concludnotice to quit on each new re-edification. The older structures, both literary and
ed to try it a second time, ordering the architectural, may have possessed more
oven to be made several degrees hotter
than before. In this he was obeyed, grandeur, magnificence, and minuteness of detail ; but the modern are lighter,
but perceiving that the heat was beyond
his endurance, he called to the attendants more commodious, and better adapted
to take him out; but, before this could to the wants and habits of the people for
be done, the unfortunate caliph was whom they are designed. M. N.
baked to death.
MEDICAL SCIENCE IN PERSIA.
ERRORS AND ANACHRONISMS.
BY A CANTAB. .
Sır Harford Jones, in his narrative of the British mission to Persia in 1807, gives the following whimsical anecdote, as To particularize a few literary errors serving to shew the extent to which Per- and anachronisms in conclusion. sian physicians may be confided in as Marville informs us, that one George restorers of health. A great khan of the Vicelius has given as a book of Plutarch, royal tribe was afflicted with leprosy. the Life of Charlemagne, written by The king took much interest in his wel- Donatus Acciaroli, because it is somefare, and consulted the hakim bashi, or times joined to the Life of Plutarch by court physician, as to what could be done that author. for his relief. This learned person re- Palavacini, in his History of the Councommended that the patient should swal- cil of Trent, to confer an honour on low, daily, a certain quantity of china. M. Lansac, ambassador of Charles IX. ware, ground to powder. The disease, to that council, bestows on him a collar however, was obstinate, and did not of the order of the Saint Esprit; but yield to the remedy, whereupon the king which order was not instituted till several took it into his head that the fault lay years afterwards by Henry III. in the quantity, and so ordered the pa- Quintus Curtius, though a polished tient to swallow a double dose of the historian, has committed many gross geo
This, too, produced no amend- graphical blunders. He takes Arabia
The hakim bashi was consulted Felix for the deserts of Arabia, and conagain, and ascribed the want of success veys the rivers Tigris and Euphrates to the china not being old enough, and through Media, where they never yet the consequence was that some of the oldest and finest pieces of china in the D'Aquin, the French king's physician, palace were ground to powder in quan- in his Memoir or the Preparation of tities, and administered to the khan ; of Bark, there takes Mantissa, (which is the course, with exactly the same result as title of the appendix to the History of before. The hakim bashi now gave his Plants, by Johnstone,) for the name of opinion that the disease was caused by an author, and who, he observes, is so