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VOL. I -NO. '22.
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THE .TESTER'S SERjUtON.
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nui uniron bombed. Hie women Kereamed, nnd
CS& do barked without;
2.Theiilllim dronned the. pitcher brown, the cook
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Eh parh Jayod with tho boron's j.lumn, tho
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'& tin they tnrnedrert:
Hatltlll tbo JuterMmt his eym, nml rolled bin
5Si w'.row u little .till, nml half n
i ti, yard of text,
Ami wnvliiB .aim, .irucK o .no ..K-.,n
1ffT frowned llko one iiornhwed.
.''Dear dinners nil," tbo fool bKan, "man's life Is
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Inutbomnndpoimdiof l.iw I rind not n single
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.innnwiiTwiiinnii 11IUUT luunu wn .
Ml no man iiaiioo ne i iu iiu iiu uiu..
"niwlmwllUiotwIieiibeinny.i.iust tarry when
,,H wbo lnimlmnt crooked men Iionlil wiillc very
,O.,.l,nwl,Oo;ic0b.a.,,vonn name .av lie a-bl
Make bastrt to pui-obnic bouse and land. !o very
,il slow to wed.
True eoMl needn no pnlnlerV bruih, nor luted be
,-' daubed with led.
"TI10 friar, praacblnR, cursed tbo tblrf (the pud
dim: In bis sleeve).
To flth for sprabt wllb golden books Is foolish, by
Totiav.il woll-nn ns'H earn, npeV faw, bos'
tairatb, ad oxtrlch leu. ,
edoe not enre a 1.I11 for tbleviv, who limps
nijout ami Ih'sh.
Ulw.yHllrstina1.ntafcMiSt. nnd UUma.inta
'iiio abort way round, in ppite ..f nil, l-s mill ibe
WI,., M..l,nrverirtell.kk tbo knife. tboroV
:vftim tUe .n.t, turniiiK pule nuA u-t, looks tip,
? " Jnk- n
down into. tbo Ban;
" J I
Thienu-i:ia:ocu.iiiat bo h fon. d tfnirop tbo
Audwbyr iieeauso thu motley fool no wisu a
DBLIIiIiE AT THE CADBAIi JILiSU
. ...... 1
'm 1 iT " " . ,i
AThk recollection of the persons and
'., ., . ... ... i.,.i i
-piaccs null iiruuiuioiA uiu .mill,......;.? ...
'the Joyous days of youth is soitiom ei-
fiiced from the mind. o adhere to it
jm closely as does 1110 pcnuinu iu nu.-
.. .. ... .1...
vase frcim which it bus been taken. '1 he
ia'oro ardent and lively the imagination
:tho more profound is its impression, the
moro durable Its effects. Thus Delille,
in his old aire, loved to recount the lit-
....... r.il....lLi In i-liloli ln I1111I ill vnilth
rnnij iciiiuu........ - .
-participatitl, at a time when hisgonius
(Iioxi Dceu uispmyuu "if imauuiimc i-.
.1.'. ..'.1 r 1.1., ......
rtlUCUUlIt Ul 1113 ICU,
But of all tho parties formed for the
purpose of hearing the poet recite his
..J... !.,. ...w. M-l.li. 1 111. l-Cl-lll-ll'll
:. . , . 1., .....j u
with the greatest entliiisiasm was a
- , r m. t 11 1-111 1... .
'breakfast kivcu in tho yt-.ir lcio by a
TVii " "
- ladv eutiidly celebrated for her birth
uind talents. This assemblage of the
.friost distinguished females and all the
.literati of tho ago took place at the
'Citdrnii Uleu," near the ramparts of
-the temple. It was there that Delille
-for the first time, recited some passages
'Xrbm his poem on the Imagination; it
ilini.,1 ilin! lw en 1 looted that heiiuti-
-fti'l ei.lsodo in which he describes tlio
.,'fiitcof an artist who was lo,t in the Ko-
r...f I.. . ,1 llw.vo inn. lie ilrst
' Co: ' I ,: d
'nncml entliiisiasm ' which ever after
J 11 111. iu
followed ills literary career.
m.:. .t ,-,.r ,.,.,i.-i-..,i tn Delillu
unaccompanied with the mo,t delight-
ful associations, while It Inspired him
with a predilection for tho " Cad ran
ni,,,,.) Jlib.l, ,. nllim- snntiment could
effaco. livery year, on tlio return of
...i.. 1 ,i,...,i iiiiiiwir u-Hli his
l"Kl "u .v,....... ......
friends, as ho said, to a public dinner.
Ho loved to mingle with the numerous
ivlsltors whom ho was sure of meeting
' tficre, to listen to tho various conversa
tions which occasionally reached mm,
uTil to analvzo tho different remarks
' tfvhXch were made around him. He do- 'Hnco of their Husbands, woro least
.'llT'h'tud there to observe the most oniio- ing together.
... .. .
qine, t ie tmpauenceoi oiuers mu p
.?TTV . .. .. . . . .
mu or these, tne ruaouess ui uusu,
Hw.rm wn, in tbo .snhoro of
i..r i,ie omnsln,, vnrl.it,! nml. as ho
...L,....,..i ii.nmmiii in ro.dom the bnalth.
s-fiocalm tho nerves, and to prepare tho
j-anlnd for opening itself to ovory Inuo-
.Sjk,.. :.iui....i .lt.!,,..!,.,,,,. I., i?,-i.n
&af ercomi.eUcd Dellllo to milt his
S.T . . . . ....
.'....... n.l ,lmr i-ei him nt His lavor-
r.'j5 .1, ir. li-iKiiionl V. dlil-iliL'
lio ii'"v ::v' "
hti rcsldouco In London, did ho regret
v - ... ... .....
lU dear "Cadran Jiieui" jjui as souu
aia neaco was restored to ins couuuy,
ictunied immediately to trans, ,. .?
flrst puhliu visit was to tho place winch
was associated in his mind with so imuiy
'MellKhtful reco lections. Tito rapid in-
Wo of his fame now rendered it
UrZt Imnosslblo for 1,1m to appear In
Almost Imposslblo for him to appe
- 'jTubllc without being surrounded by a
rtowd of admirers, whoso Just ami Hat-
"Bering homago shocked the native mod-
Itsty of tho poet ; uor was this tho only
trial ho was obliged to endure, for about
this time ho hart tho mlsfnrtuno of
losing his sight. Vevhap'j 110 one ever
suffered moro in Doing compelled to
...Ul.ili - i.tl' fmnl Hill Imsllmif- UfinMOtl flf
htir.iwii In ili-nu-n itnv unnrcn of liiv mid
i umno longer porniiueu," saiu
hi., ono dilV. "to eoiltpllllllatc tllO ll'.tiro
vault where I discovered my dlthyram
uio on me iiiimoiiuiuy ui ihumuiu, 11 i
, . ... - ...in.- a,. i . tp t
, l,,.,.. , ii.,njn,.,.f
liui iiu iifmi v.ijwj mu itni'ugiiibn.ivi.L
of nature, I nmy yet listen to thouccents
of friciulshli), 1 nmy yet mingle In the
society, hear lU'OUIHl mo tlio . oviui ne-
t,lnnmtlol), of t),4 VWVh; tllld thus
C'lllioaVOr for 11 moment to forgot tllO 111
Anilities of ago. Oh, my friends," eon
(Inm - il hn. "mnsiinr inn-it mnrii. lioiYirn
'' ltl, to dino with meat " Cadran
Jn , ((l present t 1,1m
that ho would be known, and availed
ou all slll;3 p.. tilu croWl, and that lit
lifc utfu it was iniiirudenttoexixxehliii-
... -., 1 ...
sen luiiiumiiKiiuoi in))i':ii inf in ihiijiil-
fu rejilled to their olijeetion.s only by
repeatiiiK ill thu hitppl eating voice of a
' 11 "
child, "Ijot UH onto more dine at the
Cadruii Ulett.' " How could these re
MlpRitixl unllvvllln lin viUtnd ' A fulfil
. .il. j , n.ltll.. ...1...... !. ..1......
lull iiiuiui in jyuiiuv, iiiivuii iiu iiii.i(?
cn led His Aiitisrone. lormed a man to
K. af., . ... .....l,,., . r ,.e 4 . ,.(.
Without oxposim,' hilll to the danger of
iiiingiinjj 111 luioue. ueciipyuiK 11 iftw
muj (.paelollS llOU0 ill tllO htlblirl) St
"Wlllnill, he revived ,0 to prepare it
that Delille, when there, might suppose
iii.s wishes had been executed
Tho appointed day arrived, to the
great joy of Delille. He wok dre-f-ed,
and seemed to count the homy that
must elaprc ere ho should mingle with
the nuiuerou: visitors on tho ramparts.
At lciiuth tho earria!?e arrived and nro
,.,i,i ... 1 i,n u,,!.,,,!, u, rine.. .-itl.
, ' ... , , ,' ,,,,
"is uiree irienus ami .uimame ja-iiiio,
Kjevenxl meinliers of therreneli Acade
Jny woru n,rl..uly thort, . ,nuu ()f Mi.rii
celebrated artist1, and tiie ctln of tin
nr. - t tiieatres in me capital, .standing 111
I .1!!.. 4.... ....1 .1.1..
"""'l - IIL K""l'"t iuu.iium.-uii- l-m-lliuil'
Old lllllll, illlll illtltlCO llilll tt) llclleVO
himself in tliemid.st of that good people
wIumo gayety he so much loved
lil-,. , , ,1. ...
mo ut juxiiiu nan niiuieii nom
the carriage, tho porter, who was in tho
Ura.rnt unlufntl liim n-lf 1. Hi.. " II,.
you want any oy.-ters, fre-h oysters'.'"
"Certainly, certainly," cried the poet,
,, the toy of tho moment. "J rel'nso
Ho tiscended tho staircase, and after
having, by tho aid of his friend's arm,
crossed 11 va.-t saloon in which more
than .-ixty persons wore as-em bled, who
all appeared engaged In auiiuated cou-
vers.ition, tho blind poet called out to
his friends: "Oh! thisis tliocoufu-ion,
the noise that 1 pas-ionately love ; what
a feast for 1110! what a new Held of
pleasure i-i yet open to my mind ! l!ut
ive me a seat, boy." 1 Ie laid no soon
er pronounced the last words than one
of tho first actors of tho French theatre
Advanced : "What can I do, sir, to
m - ( - - "
you procure 1110 a tablo with
three covers, in a little corner remote
- ..,,.,, . . f ,.,, If .. ,. T
'"";:", , . "' . ,
' , ' " la
"1U S.lllHlll .
lr ... tt , ...111
iiL-iu i.-i in-.- iiiuuu llu.-ll villi 1 11
the gent email, iu tho corner near the
, ,. h '
" Tliat is just what I wished ; but tell
1110 your name."
" I'aul, the head servant, and ready
to receive your orders."
" Well, well, my good Paul, ho atten
tive, and you shall havo 110 caiiso to
repent it. Bring 1110 the bill of fare,
then a bottle of Kauterno; let it bo gen-
r t know that I am a
LT., , , r 1 ,
" 1 ' '"-' tll!l1 w bc f""1"1' f1''-"
Tl.ey eat the oy-ters, then follows tin-
, which Delille had selected
iroin t ie list i s iriemi nan read,
1 the meanwhile a kind of dispute
at the next table: Delille was at-
tentlve bu could gather 01. y the,e
jn-ior ity,' "eu,t..n " "s.-cu-
rity." " J see," said tho poet, smiling,
"that we havo courtiers and bankers
near us; there iiiu-t bo a rlso in tho
. , ,, ,
funds this morning."
From another table was heard the
loud talking of three women, whoso
Immoderate laughter led the poet to be
lieve them tho wives of rich merchants,
irom u.u isie ui i.-iiivieis, mi, .11 mo
I .1... 1 ..e 1 t..- . ....... 1..
"Oh," cried Delille, "If 1 wero a
vnmi!' mini, what iileastiro should I cv.
" -- - -- -
I iiiii-Iiinr'o In iii-ov-oklnii-tliose llu-iiii bwlii'S
i--- -- ---- - -
'"id dlsciK-Ing matters lor hall an hour.
never heard moro original observa
ins, nor moro diverting remarks."
lien uio ursi course win removed,
the JVloiul of Dulillo aro.-e and said em-
piratically, "Well, my dear Dellllo, do
' at your exso .-
J'" ,,ul l,r"llu,luu
loiidly ; I bhiill bo known ami obliged
I ri'l.Ij .i.M, ...ii.-oi t I.i, Y,.u isjk. iil if ,1,,.
...1 1 ..,l,.,
isiieu niii-niiiiiviiiiiviui niu.iiumiii)
1 1.. ji. ,it..i..,., ..i-.,., :..
f. " " ""- " "-
hull lout ut t in urirt (if St. lteniurd.
;;:. , . , ,, ,
11 A 1. u-lia do I bear: vou aro doubt.
....,...,....,- - ,1 1 .
cHont, mil ny dear'.'" said he to
Ma. amo Dellllo, with tho most gracious
" Do not think of deceiving me," re
plied his companion, "I know my
man, and havo not forgotten tho good
glassy of wlno that J havo drunk In
vour hliun. As 1 slull In two hours
take the diligence to Aiisn- if you'u-t m tho rtOvkj ihls worui"-
havo any commands; I will execute
them ; I am ono of tho family Uertz,
who havo been commission mer
chant two hundred years, in a right
lino from father to son. I am well
known in nil tho counting-rooms of
" 1 thank you n thousand times," re
plied tho poet, "but havo no need of
At length tho dessert appeared, and
when ho had partaken, Dellllo called
for tho bill, which, instead of enumera
ting na usual tho dllferent meats ho had
ordered, contained only theso slmplo
Tho honor nf receiving In mv house tbo itreal
est poet of I'rnuee ll my lu st, my only reward.
" 'What is this'.'" said the old man,
rising. " T cannot accept this oiler, for 1
have no tltlo to tho generosity of the
master of this house."
"No title'." replied a pen-on who
hat! acted the part of landlord. " You
havo claims to die admiration of every
"The honor," paid tho wife of hit
friend, who por-onalod Madame lien
neveii, "tho honor of receiving in our
saloon the author of such noble produc
tions leaves us still his debtor," and
she took his hand and kis-ed II.
" My dear," said Madame Delille,
"you ought not to olfend thcsJ good
people by your refusal."
" Well," replied lie, " it is only on
condition that Monsieur and Madame
lletinevcii come in return to dine with
me. After compliments bad been ex-
changed 011 both .-ides, Delille 110 longer
iiisl-led on laying his bill, yet did not
fnrgct the prombo mule to Paul, and
pre-eiited him with six francs; then,
fearing to be more generally known, ho
propotod taking coil'eo at the Turkish
Garden. They descended the stairs,
and, after passing over the same dis
tance which separates tho "Cadran
illeu" from the Tui-ki-h (iarden, bo
was led to a covered terrace. Several
actors were there, ready to play their
part, and led him to suppose him-clf
amid the shrubbery of the public gar
den, which stretches along the ramparts
of the Temple.
" Here wo may breathe," said the old
man; "howl lovo to inhale the frag
rance of the Uosvers and the verdure
Ho took his colVee, declaring It the
be.-t Mocha be had ever tasted, and he
was a coiinoisieur.
"Oh," said his friend, " I often como
here witli my family, and T am certain
they have given 1110 their best."
"Do the.-o gentlemen take ices?"
said a celebrated painter, personating a
"Oh 1:0," said Madame Delille
would not be good for you."
"On tho contrary," replied the old
man, "It is tbo mo-l excellent tonic.
l!oy, what icei have you V"
''You may choo-e, sir. We havo all
kinds vanilla, strawberry, ra-pberry,
citron, and cream a la .lames Delille!"
" A mixture of the rarest anil 1110-t
expii.-ile fruits; nothing, however
co-tly, is more fa-hioimble ; young po
ets are particularly de.-lrou- to obtain
it; they say It in-pires brilliant idea-.
If you will permit me to oiler you some
you will llnd it delicious."
" He it so," said Delille: and the boy
hastened to execute his order, by sim
ply preparing him annua cream ; but
the poet declared that he had never
la-ted anv more delicate, s.o.v.1 alter
the -oumf of a harp was heard. " They
!1U - C. two brothers from I.anguedoc," said
.Madame Delille, "who freipiont the
streets of Paris and collect a crowd
around thorn." At this moment two
young men placed them-elves before
Delille, and while one tuned tho harp
the other cried In a loud voice:
"Oentleiiieuand ladles, wo have the
honor of singing before you tlio sacred
song of St. .lames not James tlio Her
mit, nor James of t'ompo-tella, nor
James the l.e-s but Jaine- tho (ireater,
or, in others words, James Delille, at
once the Homer and Virgil of French
The harps vibrated immediately un
der the lingers of thoyoiingartists, who
added, In tho 1110-t harmonious voice,
the whole life of tho poet, from his in
fancy ut Jiiniaiiipio to his lust return to
Paris. When they hail ceased, Delille
seized tlio arm of his friend :
"hot us go hence; 1 wish to avoid
this puhliu homage; it is moro than I
can support, ami I am sure it is pre
meditated. You havo bet rayed mo. J.et
Ut go hence."
"It is too true," replied ills friend;
"you are not at tho Teniplo ltani
part." " What do you say V"
" Wo have not dined at tho 'Cadran
"What do you moan?"
"You have dined, my dear Delille,
with 1110, in tlio bosom of my family
and friends, who for six hours havo as-
sunied different characters to amiiso
"It Is impo-slblo!" cried Delille,
" thus to havo deceived me ; they could
not havo su-taiuod tbo varied accents,
the volubility, tho frank gayety of the
"Nothing is moro true, however,"
said lie who hail personated tlio wiiu
merchant. " It was 1 who supposed
vou resided In Marmoiiset tit root."
" You may remember I'aul," said one
of tho ilrst comedians of tlio French
Theatre, " I'aul, tho head borvaut, to
whom you gavo six francs"
" And wo are tho courtleroand hmk-
rs urn- ma lo you believe th-ru Mas a
" And we," added tho wives of these
gentlemen, "wo nre tho three gosslpsof
tho Isle of LonVlers."
"1 sung tho sacred song of Ht. James,"
said ho who Is now termed "the mod
" And 1," continued a member of tho
Academy, " recommended to you the
cream a la James Delille."
At last said tho mistress of tho house,
" 1 havo assumed the character of Mad
ame llenneveii, who would not accept
tho payment of tho bill, and who said,
with truth, that tho honor of receiving
you in her house was the only reward
"Uroat Uod!" cried Delille, "how
can 1 express what I feel, when so many
persons uuilo to amuse an old man I In
France alono such a delightful decep
tion can bo used. My brethren, my
friend-', ladies you, whoso presence
exerts so happy an influence over me,
may you feel half the pleasure experi
ence at this moment! Oh! who-i I shall
have cea-eil to ex Nt, each of yoKmay
conlldently say, wo have prolonged tho
blind poet's career ; it was in tho midst
of us that Delille passed tho happiest;
day of his life."
GEMOXIMO AND G1IIS0LA.
Tins sin. ill, smalt Ihlnii, you say Is venomous,
lis bile deadly, thmu;li but 11 very phi's prick.
Now miuht dentil tube called 11 l-'alry
l'or be mlKht uvep In, look you, through 11 key.
bile. . Ol.11 1V.AV.
Tiiimi: are many tragical instances on
record of cruel parents who havo tried
to control the affections of their chll
dren ; but a- well might they endeavor
to force backward tho pure mountain
current into b.1-0 and unnatural chan
nels. Such attempts, whether of sordid
parents or ungenerous rivals, redound
only to the disgrace of the contrivers;
for love is n Jealous deity, and common
ly avenges himself by some memorable
Thus it bei'el the ambitious Marquis
of t'iampolo, when ho aimed at match
ing bis only daughter, Uhisola, with the
unfortuuato Allien ; whereas her youii
heart was already devoted to her faith
fill fieronimo, a person of gcntlo birth
and much merit, though of slender es
tate. For till- rea-011, his virtues were
slighted by all but tihisola, who had
much caii-o to grievo at her father's
blindness; forAllleri was a proud and
jealous man, and did not scorn to dis
parage ids rival by tbo most unworthy
reports. Ho had, indeed, so little gen
erosity, that although she pleaded tho
prepossession of her heart by another,
ho did not cease to pursue her; and
dually the Marpiis, di-covering the rea
son of her rejection, the unhappy (Jero
uimo was imperatively banished from
In this extremity tlio disconsolate
lovers made friends with a venerable
oak, In tho .Maniuis's park, which pre
sented a convenient cavity for tho re
ception of their scrolls; and in this
way this aged tree became the mute and
faithful conlidant of their secret corre
spondence. Its mossy mid knotted
trunk was inhabited by several sipdr
rels, and it-branches by various birds;
and in its gnarled roots, a family of red
ant.- had made their fortress, which af
forded a stillU'ii'iit excuse for Ohisola to
stop often before the tree, as if to ob
serve their curious and instructive la
bors. In this manner they exchanged
their fondest professions, and conveyed
the (Rarest aspirations of their hearts to
Hut love is a purblind and Imprudent
pas-ion, which, line tne osiiicn, con
ceals it-elf from its proper sense, and
then foolishly Imagines that it is shroud
ed from all other eyes. Thus, whenever
(ihi-ola walked abroad, her .steps wan
dered by attraction to tlio self-same
spot, her very oxistoiico.-ooniing linked,
like the lire of n dryad, to her favorite
tree. At last the-e repeated vl-its at
tracting the curio-ity of tlio vigilant
Allleri, hit ingenuity soon divined the
cause; and warily taking care to ex-
imine all the crolls that passed be
tween them, it happened that several
schemes, which they plotted for a se
cret Interview, wero vexation-iy dis-
diieerted. Tho unsuspicious lovers,
however, attributed those spiteful dis-
inmiiiitnieuts to tho mallco ol chance;
iind thus llieircorri-pondence continued
till toward tho end ol Autumn, when
the oak-tree began to shed its latt with
ered leaves; but Uhbola heeded not,
so long as It afforded those other ones,
which wero moro golden In her eyes
than any upon the boughs.
Ono evil day, however, repairing as
u-iial to tho cavity, it wis empty and
treasurehv-s, although her own depo-it
had been removed as heretofore ; anil
the dews beneath, it appeared, hail been
lati'ly brushed away by tho toot ol her
dear Ueroniino. Sho knew, notwlth
standing, that at any risk ho would not
so have grieved her ; wherefore, return
hi'' home with a heavy heart, r.he dread
ed. not unreasonably, that she should
discover what sho pined form tho hands
of her Incensed father; but being de
ceived in this expectation, shospent the
rest of tho day In tears and despondence;
for, rather than believe any negligence
of (ieronlmo, sho re.-olved that ho niii-t
have met withsonio tragical adventure
wherefore his bleeding ghost, with
many more such horrible phantasies
did not fall to visit her iu her thoughts
in the meantime, fieronimo was In
eitual doiMlr at not havingrecetved any
writings from Ohisola; but his doubts
took another turn from hers, and justly
alighted 011 tho treacherous Allleri. At
tla llrethliilsof hlsfcUsiiicloii.tiiereioie
ho ran to tho hou.o of his rival, where
tho domestics refused positively tondmit
him, declaring that their master, If not
already deceased, was upon the very
thresholdof death, tlerotilino, naturally
supposing thlsftory to bo a mere sub
terfuge, drew his sword, and with much
ado forced his way up to tho sick man's
chamber, where ho found him stretched
out upon a couch, and covered from
head to heel with a long cloak. The
tioiso of tliodoordlsturhlng hint, Allleri
uncovered his face, and looked out with
a countenance so horribly puckered by
anguish and distorted, that (leronlnio
for an instant forgot ills purpo-e; but,
recovering himself from the shock, ho
asked fiercely for tho letters.
The dying wretch answered to this
demand with a deep groan, and remov
ing tiio cloak, ho showed Ueroniino ids
bare arm, which was swelled as largo
round nearly asa man's body, and qulto
black and livid to the shoulder ; but the
hand was redder In color, and merely a
massof unshapely flesh, though without
any perceptible wound.
"This," said be, pointing to tho livid
member, "Is my punishment for a deep
offence to you; and there is your cruel
(feroulmo, turniiiir by ids direction
toward the table, at first sight discover
ed nothing deadly, but on looking within
a little silver box, hodlscovered a snial 1
dead scorpion, tbo blto of which, in our
climate, is frequently mortal. Allleri
then motioning to (ieronlmo to come
nearer, continued with great dilllculty
in these words:
11 Tlifieii Iu li i-iii-l'i I,, nltl ivilr M-llli ,1 i.lnfl
in it, iu .the Martinis' park, which is
but too well known to us both. My
evil fortune led 1110 todiscover its use to
you, and my baseness to abuse that
knowledge, for which I am suffering
these torments. For putting my guilty
hand into tlio hollow for your papers,
which I blush to confess was my object,
I was stung on my finger by this accurs
ed reptile, who was lurking in the bot
tom of tlio hole. I havo killed it, as
you see, though my own anguish com
menced witli its destruction. Notwith
standing, I took away tho papers and
ran hither, where, 011 looking at my
hand, it was as scarlet as my shame ;
and my arm was already beginning to
swell to this monstrous size, and tho
convulsed muscles were all writhing to
gether, like as many serpents. And
now my pangs, together with tlio fevor
of my remorseless mind, havo brought
mo to the extremity you behold." Say
ing which ho fell into a fresh lit of
agony, so that the sweat issued in large
drops from his forehead, and his eyes
turned in their sockets with nothing
but the whites upon (Ieronlmo, whose
flesh crept all over with compassion and
This paroxysm paving over, ho wiped
iway the loam lroui Jus mouth, and
began to speak again, but iu a much
weaker voice, and by syllables.
" You see," said he, " my injuries
have returned, like ardent coals, upon
my own head. I designed to havo sup
planted you, whereas 1 am my.-elf re
moved from my place on thoearth. hot
1110 then depart with your forgiveness
for the peace of my soul ; while, oil my
part, 1 make you amends as far as 1
may. And llrst of all, take this box
with its fatal contents to tlio Marquis,
and bid liim know by this token that
liod was adver.-o to our will. And be
en u-o I did love, though vainly, let all
my possession lie laid at the same feet
where I u-ed to kneel ; and beseech hr,
fur charity's sake, to bestow her prayers
011 my departed soul. Tell her my
pangs wero bitter, and iqy fato cruel,
except iu pre-erving her from as horri
ble a calamity." Ho then fell back
ward again upon the couch and died.
As soon as lie was laid out, (ieronlmo
went and delivered the nies-ago to the
Marquis, whom ho found chiding with
tihisola for her melancholy. As he was
much liupro. ed with tho dreadful
cone he had witnessed, lie described it
very eloquently, so that both of his
hearers wote much all'ected, end espe-
ially at sight of the box with the dead
scorpion. It co-t (ililsola some fresh
tears, which her lover did not reprove,
to be told of the expres-lons which re
lated to hcreelf; but tho Marquis was
still moro bhocked at tho relation, and,
Diifessing that it was tho judgment of
Heaven, ho no longer oppo-ed himself
to the union of (ililsola with (leronlnio.
Ho then caused tho remains of Allleri
to bo honorably burled ; and It was ob
served that Geronlmo shed tho most
tears of any ono that wept over his tomb
THE BLIND PRINCESS.
presented to the ICmpress Eugenie at
Schwalbach a few days ago, and tho ut
most interest and sympathy wero ex
cited by iior story. Tho lady Is well
known all over (Jermany; her princely
domain is visited every year by crowds
of strangers. Tho beautiful portrait by
Cieimlius tu ono of the salons is itfum
ined with much interest, and overWo
departs little dreaming that the large
and soft blue eyes, seeming 10 iook irom
from tho picture o full of swootnessaiul
benovolenee, havo In Uio no power 10 re
turn tho fiances of sympathy and kind
III'SS directed toward them.
The story of the I'rlucess Is perhaps
Uio most touching romance ot tho nine
teenth century. As a child sho had
been stolen from the gardens of the very
chateau sho now inhabits. A careless
nurse, bent on her own enjoyment, had
buffered her mast Vs child to stray tow
nrd tbo river, and when, In answer to
tho frantic appeals and tho search made
Iu every direction, no signs oi mo in
fant's presence could bo discovered, It
was concluded that she had fallen into
tiie river and got drowned. Tho despair
of tho mother was beyond all descrip
tion; but tho Idea of tho child's death,
accepted by all besides, was rejected en
tirely by her. Tho river had been drag
ged, no trace had been found, and so,
after a few years' time, when tho death
of tho prince, her husband, had released
her from the obligation to remain iu the
chateau, site gavo up tho domain Into
tho hands of her brother-in-law, and set
out upon a strange pilgrimage all over
tho continent, fully convinced that sho
would find, ono day or other, the object
of her search. Tho sums of money
spent in the pursuit, the time, the toll,
the anxiety absorbed upon every high
road, need not ho described. During
the embassy of Prince Talleyrand she
came to London, and was received by
Queen Adelaide with tho utmost kind
ness and sympathy.
Soon afterward sho went onco moro to
tho South, still bent 011 llndlng hrr lost
child. Ono day, the carriage climbing
slowly up tlio steep hills In tlio neigh
borhood of Lausanne, siio was accosted
liy a beggar-woman holding by tho
hand a poor blind girl for whom she
was imploring a'ms. The girl looked
gentle and sweet-ienipercd, resembling
in 110 way tho harsh vixen whom she
called mother. Tho inmate of the car
riage had fallen into a doze, and tlio
woman bade the girl slug to arouse the
lady. The song was a vulgar ditty be
longing to tbo district, with no romance
to insure attention, and yet it woko tho
lady from hor trance; something in the
voice reminded her of a sister lost many
years before, and she stopped the pos
tillion while she questioned tlio girl as
to her origin. Tho day and hour wero
come at last ; every word uttered by the
maiden continued tlio suspicion of iden
tity. Memory was confused ithad vanish
ed with her sight hut by dint of threats
and promises tlio woman was made to
confess that sho had purchased the girl
when quite an infant from a beggar-wo
man like herself, who owned to having
deprived her of sight in order to excite
compassion. The locality whence tho
child had been taken was proof sufUcient
of tho truth. Tho Princess returned
homo witli her poor blind companion,
and devoted her whole life to tho pros
pect of cure, as she had done before to
that of discovery. 15ut all attempts
failed, and tlio mother then gavo herself
up entirely to tho education of her help
lo.-s charge. In this sho succeeded per
fectly, and the Princess is considered one
of tiie most accomplished reciters of
Uldand and Schiller in all Germany.
Heforo dying hor mother reaped her re
ward iu tho marriage of her daughter
with the young Prince, her nephew, and
this consolation is the greatest which
could be felt by her friends.
The young Princess, recited witli tlio
most exquisite clearness and pathos two
scenes from " Count Kgniont" and " Tlio
Diver," on the visit to the Empress,
while the imperial lady listened entranc
ed, and the largo tears rolled down her
cheeks as she gazed on tho wreck which
tho wickedness and cupidity of man
had made of one of the most beautiful
works of Ciod's own creation. London
A BEAUTIFUL ILLUSTRATION.
Tin: following is from a brilliant lec
ture lecently delivered in New Orleans
by the Honorable Charles (iayarre, on
the subject of "Oaths, Anine.slies, and
Rebellion." The moral pointed out is,
Hint President Johnson may trust with
out fear those men who fought to tho
last the caiisotliey so loved, and which
dined their fidelity may trust tho
Rebels wlro come to him with clean
hands, after having deposited tbo keys
of their loyalty on the dead body of
tho Southern Confederacy:
Some centuries ago two kings wero
contending for the crown of Castile. 1
forget their names for tho present, but
to facilitate tho feeling of my story, I
shall call one John and tho other Alfon
so, Alfonso proclaimed, of course, timt
John was a usurper, a Rebel, and John
returned thu compliment. Veil, John
defeated bis rival, horo and foot, and
carried everything triumphantly be
fore him, with tlio exception of a single
town, which Alfonso had entrusted to a
stout old knight, called Aguilar, and
which, after a long siege, still remained
Impregnable. " You have ilono enough
for honor," said King John 0110 day to
tlio knight, "surrender and you shall
havo tho most liberal terms." " If you
had read tile history of our country,
answered Aguilar, "you would have
known that none of our raco ever ca
pitulated." ",I will starve you, proud
and obstinate fool ! " " Starvo tho ea
gle, if you can." " 1 will put you and
the whole garisnn to tlio sword."
" Try ! " was tho laconic reply, and tho
si ego went on.
Ono morning, as tlio rising sun was
beginlpg to gild witli its rays the high
est towers of the leagured city, a parley
was sounded from tho camp of tho ene
my. Tho old knight appeared on the
wall and looked down on tho King be
low. " Surrender ! " said John again, " my
rival, Alfon-ii, is dead, and tho whole
of Castile recognizes my sway as that of
its legitimate sovereign."
"Sire, 1 bellovo you, but 1 must see
my dead master." "Uo, then, to So
vl'lle, where his dead body lies; you
have my royal word that I ahull at
tempt nothing agaln-t yuii on your way
nor against tbo city during your ab
icucc." Thu kiujht camo out with
banner flying and n small escort of
grlm-vlsaged warriors. Rchlnd him
tho gates closed ; before him tho dense
battalions of tho enemy opened their
ranks, and as ho passod along, slowly
riding his war-liorso, shouts of admira
tion burst wido and far from tlio wholo
host who had so oftou witnessed his;
deeds of valor, and tho echoes of tho
loud and onthushtstlc greeting accom
panied him until tho red plume, which
waved over his helmet, was out of sight.
Ho arrived at .Seville, and went straight
to tho cathedral, whoro ho found tho
tomb of his lato sovereign. Ho opened
It, and after gazing awhllo with moist
eyes at tho palo faco which met his look,
ho thus addressed-tlio dead monarch:
" I had sworn never to deliver to any
body but yourself tho keys of tho town
which you had entrusted to my caro.
Hero they are. I have kept my oath,"
and he deposited them on tlio breast of
Then bestriding tlio steed hogallopod
back to his post. As soon ns ho iu
proached again tlio ranks of tlio enemy
opened, and King John confronted him.
" Well," said tho King, " aro you sat
lsileil,and do you not glvo up tlio con
test? " " Yes, sire." " Where aro tho
keys of tho city?" " On tho King Al
fonso's breast; go and get 'them ; wo
meet no more." " 15y heaven, wo shall
never par.," exclaimed tlio King. " Got
tlio keys back yourself and remain In
command of tho town In my nanio."
Tlio followers of tbo King murmured,
and complained of bis rewarding it
Rebel. "Ho is no longer one," said
King John; "such Rebels, when won,
becomo thu best of subjects."
INCLINED TO BE QUARREL
SOME. Tnr.nn was onco a slim-built fellow,
ricli as a Jew, riding along a highway
in the Stato of Georgia, when ho over
took a man driving a drove of hogs, by
the help of a big raw-boned six-foot-two
specimen of humanity. Stopping
tlvo last-named individual, he accosted
" I say, aro those your hog! ?"
"No, sir; I am at work by tho
" What pay might youbo getting, my
"Ten dollars a month and whiskey
thrown In," was the reply.
"Well, look hero! I'm u weak, littlo
inoffensive man, and peoplo aro apt to
imposo upon mo, d'yo see. Now I'll
give you twenty-live dollars a mouth
to ride along witli mo and protect mo,"
said Mr. Gardner. " liut," ho added, as
a thought struck him, " how might you
bo on tlio fight?"
" Never been licked in my life," ro
joined tho six-footer.
" Just the man I want. Is it a bar
gain?" queried Gardner.
"Twenty-five dollars; doublo wages
nothing to do but rido around and
smash a fellow's mug occasionally,
when lie is sassy."
Six-footer accopted. They rode along,
till, just at night, they reached a viliago
inn. Gardner immediately singled out
the biggest fellow in tlio room, and
picked a fu.-s with him. After consid
erable promiscuous Jawing, Gardner
turned to ids fighting friend and Intima
ted that tho whippiug of that man hail
becomo a sad necessity. Six-footer pool
ed, went iu, and eanio out first best.
The next night, at another hotel, tlio
same scene was enacted, Gardner get
ting into a row with tlio biggest man in
the place, and six-footer doing the fight -
At last on tho third day, they camo
to a ferry, kept by a huge, double-listed
man, who had never been licked in hit
life. While crossing the riverOardner,
as usual, began to find fault and blow.
I'ho ferryman naturally got mad, throw
things around, and told blm his opin
ion of their kind. Gardner then turned
to his friend and very gently broke tho
Intelligence to him, " that ho wassorry,
but It was ab-olutely necessary to thrash
Six-footer nodded his head, but said
nothing. It was plainly to bo been that
bo did not relish tho Job by tho way ho
shrugged his shoulders ; but there was no
help for it. So when they reached tho
shore, both stripped, and at it they
went. Up and down tho hank, over ths
sand, into tlio water, they fought,
scratched, gouged, bit, ami rolled, till
at tho end of an hour tlio ferryman
gavo in. Six-footer was triumphant,
but it had been rough work. Going up
to Ills employer, ho scratched his head
for a moment and then broke forth j
"Look here, Mr. Gardner, your sal
ary sets mighty well, hut I'm of tho
opinion that you're inclined to bo quar
relsome. Hero I'vo only been with you
three day, and I'vo licked tho three
biggest ii'icn in tlio country 1 I think
this firm iiad better dissolve, for you
see, Mr. Gardner, I'm afraid yott'ro In
clined to bo quarrelsome, nnd I reckon
l-,r.UNi:.S.lACiTV, An old woman
who died In Ireland, had a nephew, a
lawyer, to whom sho left by will all
sliopo.ses-cd. Sho happened to have a
favorite cat, who never left hor, ml
even remained by tho corpso after her
death. After tho will was r ad In tho
adjoining room, on opening tho door
tiro cat sprang at the lawyer, seir.ed
him by tho throat, and was with dlul
culty prevented from strangling him.
This man died about eighteen months
after this foene, and on Ills death-bed
ouife.-sod that ho had murdered his mint
to get pojic-aiun of licr money,