Bradford reporter. (Towanda, Pa.) 1844-1884, December 16, 1846, Image 1

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" And to avoid the foes' pursuit.
With ,Paing put their cattle to't,
And till all four were out of wind.
And danger too, never lookd behind."—ifontunss.
.Speed Malise, speed ! such source of haste,
Thine active sinews never brac'd."—Scorg.
Coralinn had scarcely taken her place amidst
the mango trees, when she heard footsteps near
her, and looking saw that Hamors was there,
followed by three or four powerful! looking
me n, who from their appearanceand armor she
at once recognized as Kurds, or natives of the
m ountains.
Allah be praised that you are here, !" said
llarnors in a whisper ; " ls, the sentinel
asleep r'
lie is not," replied Coralinn ; " you may
row see hire walking on the bank." ,
It would be better for him if he was,"said
liaisons ; for now he must die. • Remain
where you are until I come for you, continued
he, addressing Corrlinn, and then speaking a
few words in an under tone to his followers
they descended the bank, and were soon out
of sight beneath the acacia and myrtle that
hung over the banks.
Soon a dark figure was seen to emerge from
a cluster of shubbery near the sentinel who
stood with his back towards the spot. The
twinkle of a star revealed the glittering acme
tar, and in a moment the deep and hollow
groan announced that the silent but fatal blow
bad been struck. The others now sprung for
ward, the dead body was tumbled into the
nver—the recovering of the boat was in a few
minutes loosed front its fastenings—and the
half insensible Everington delivered from his
horrid abode. But his limbs were useless, lie
was unable to stand or walk, and had not the
revolting spectacle he exhibited been covered
by the mantle of night, his preservers must
leave shrunk from the attempt -of delivering
and keeping him alive. After a speedy abolu
-11011 in the river, and while the other attendants
were putting
,somc , garinents en him Hamors
flew to Coplinn.
He lVes," said the faithful servant, as he
led her there the attendants were placing Ev
enngtoniin a litter which had been prepared
for the (aurpose.—A moment was allowed for
Coralinn to assure Everington that-she was to
accompany him and thin the party, with Ev
enngton borne on the shoulders of the four
mountaineers, left the hanks of the Bendemtre.
After follots;ing the direction in which they
started for a few minutes, Hamors took from a
thicket of shrubbery a fine horse and mounting
Coralinn behind him the whole party pro
ceeded at a rapid rate towards the ruins of Per
You must consent to be governed implicit.
Ic by me for some time," said Hamors ; " and
your residence for a few days is not as
agreeable as you could wish, we hope it will
be a prelude to many -days of uninterrupted
happiness." •
Glamors, any place will be a paradise
where I can enjoy liberty, and the company of
my Everingion," replied Coralinn, in accents
of gratitude to her conductor.
In two hours they found themselves amid
the ruins. Columns lay scattered around them,
and blocked up their path. Leaving their Lot
seg they plunged deeper into the recesses, and
wink the jackal fled affrighted, and the owl
booted over them,led by Ilamors they fearless
ly advanced.
" This strong wind." said Hamors to Cora
[inn, as she hung upon his arm ; will not pass
without contributing to our success as it will
obliterate any footsteps we may have made
over the plain.
Suddenly he sloped where the immense pile
denoted that some magnificent palace or, temple a
hid formerly stood ; and removing large
stone slab which required the united efforts of
the whole party, a circular opening was dis
covered which opened on the unknown and
unseen regions below. A rope was made fast
to a fallen column, and two of the company
quickly descended out of sight,leaving Hamors
with the others on the surface. A rope was
fastened around Everington, and he was spee-
dily lowered into the abyss.
"You may now descend." said Hamm to
Coralinn, and ii was not withont a feeling of
horror, that she found herself descending she
knew not where, and into the company of she
knew not whom.
No soonerwas she in the subterranean apart.•
meet than the others descended, and while a
light had been struck up, were soon collected
below. Preceded by Hamors, Everington - was
borne through several turnings arid windier,
until they came to a wall in which sods - an
opening similar to that through 'which they
-had decended. This was passed and the light
of the lamp showed to Coralinn, - -, a number of
apartments connected with each other, gloomy
indeed'but apparently diy 'and 'comfortable.—
In one of these was a maitre, on which Ever
ington was placed, weak and exhausted, while
Some wine and provisions were produced for
him and the rest of of the parly.—The open
ing through -which they had passed jorail the
only one that could be discovered leading to the
subterranean chainberspey occUpied,andhossi
ever doubtful the purpose for which they were
erected might be—the huge blocks of stone
whieh formed walls on the covering of these
rooms showed that they had been built for
e ternity. Some pieces of carpeting was hrought
u llPread over the stone door . ; and in one
the a number of skins of water and wine.nh & variety of fruits and Trovisions, were
pointed to Coralion by Hamors. To the in
piry of Coralinn, whether he was going to
leave them replied that he - was.:
remaining with you," laid. Hamorscv,.4ll remaining
addio you 'safety or comfort mid
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might perhaps endanger all ; my master is un
able to flY,`he must be irstored, and in whose•
hands could I trust him if not yours 2 Ten'
days from this time I shall come provided with
every thing for a successful flight.
*. But if our retreat should be iliscovered by
the prince and
. we should again fall into his
hand ;" interrupted Coral:tn.
You have nothing to fear from him or any
one else," replied Hamra, 6• keep up your
spirits and may Allah protect and bless you."
So saying Hamors kissed the-:hand •of his
mistress which she had extended to 'him. end
pressing that of Everington assured him of his
fidelity, and then with his followers left the
cell, carefully placing the opening through
which they had entered.
The time piece with which Coralinn was
furnished, marked the laps of time ; but in
,other respect time was as to them as if
it ceased to exist.—From the world they were
completely shut out; not a single sound which
showed that any other beings are iu existence
reached them ; day and night were unknown,
the lamp alone shed its dim light on the walls
and the lovely.Coralion shuddered when she
reflected that by the capture or death of Ha
more, they might be immured for ever.
The pleasure however she took in adniinis
tering to the wants of Everington, of witness
ing the rapid recovering of his strength , and
sight—m limning to the warm expressions of
gratitude and affection—and in indulging the
sweet visions of fancy, which his restoration
to health and their escape from bondage and
death, pointed out, caused the hours to• pass
rapidly and delightfully away.
Everington on the third day with the aid of
his amiable nurse was able to rise, and leaning
on the beautiful girl. he repeatedly traversed
the room with a feeling of satisfaction, at being
able to walk, almost equal to that which be
would have felt by the bestowment of a new
sense. Blistered as his face and eyelids had
been by exposure to the sun:the skin same off
in larged pieces : and while the inflamation in
his eyes gradually subsided, reflected on the
good fortune that had prevented his eyelids be
ing fastened open, since in that case his-eyes,
even while life lasted, would have been devour
ed to their eery sockets.
The singular appearance of his countenance
while it was undergoing this process of reno
vation, was a subject of much mirth between
" Ah, my dear Coralinn," Everington would
say, as lie revenged himself for her raillery by
clasping the fair girl to his bosom, and tenderly
kissing her—" you are welcome to laugh at
me ; you have indeed earned the priviledge,
to you I owe every thing—life, hope, and
Evetingtori you must not be displeased,
said the blushing girl ; for you well know that
you are all the world now to me."
" And shall I not always be so ? May I
not always be so ?" said Everington with a
0, yes. I am not afraid to promise." she
hastily replied, and hid her blushing face in
his bosom, while he gazed on the lovely girl,
with a feeling of unmixed tenderness and . ad
The time allotted for the absence of Hamm
hastened away. Nothing bad occurred to dis
turb them in their subterranean abode until the
day before. Hamors returned.when the howl
ing of the jackal and the shrill cry of the hye
na showed not only that their retreat had been
discovered by these animals, bet also from the
cries in various directions, that the earth around
them was hollowed out into apartments simi
lar to that they occupied ; and once Coralion
was alarmed by one of these prowlers, who al
lured by the hope of blood, endeavored to
force his way through the way by which they
entered, but which the vigilant precautions of
Hamorms had rendered impracticable.
The time which they awaited with so much
anxiety at last came. There was a sound of
voices in the outer apartment—the blocks of
atone which closed the communication between
them was removed, and Hamors accompanied
by some of his happy and hardy mountaineers,
entered the dungeon. Thejoy at meetingivas
mutual, for the faithfulness of Haulers has
endeared him to brith Everington & Coralinn.
We have outwitted the tyrant this time,"
said Hamors exultingly ; after every exertion.
which power or ingenuity could devise, he has
been completely baffled. The mystety 'of
your escape lie has never been able to revel—
the !arrest rewards have proved inalTectual to
discover your retreat, and the pursuit has been
given over as hopeless. Once again on the
Heizerdera and we are safe."
Preparations wets immediately commenced'
for a. removal from the retreat which had so
long afforded them 'security and shelter
which the Most efficient and cheerful aid was
rendered,by the mountain associates of ;Ha
Soon they emerged ,from the subterranean
well like opening into the upper air, and.never,'
with such feelings of emotion hid Everington
and Cotalinn beheld the 'bright ' stare - as" they:
"rolled along through the heavens river . epodes.
azure—gazed on the sayer tips of Hitiaa y .a ere
senfis it sank behind the Mountains—breathed
the pure air which , was filled with, theinaiise
of numberless flowers—or listened to the hunt
which animated nature sends forth evenirs its.
most quiekand secluded retreat., Honors - led
the way through the ruins, and when, They
emerged from ; them into the plain they' drind
themselVes at once in the' midst of a doz en of
the mountaineers who_strith high spirited 'Steeds'
ready for them_to mount, awaited their arrival.
Not a moment was lost in continuing their flight
across the plain. Coralinn was mounted on a.
beautiful Arabian and Everingti3n felt self he.
had commenced a neiv existence When'he
found himself by her side, and rapidly leaving
the crumbling fragments, of ancient Persian
greatnesi far hehindthem.... , , _
- Long before morning they . fouild Themselves
among the MIS which'tharkedthe continence-'
ment of the - mountainous 'regions : 'and: 'When
day dawned they . from pursuit amidst .
its deep and inaccessible, fastnesa• and,:defilcs'.
They' had left •• Schiras and; the - drintiniotis of
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Abbas &Ural foreicr. and the brave and hos
ciitable cfiildren of the mountain.' welcomed
them with . patriarchal simplicity and affection
tiitheir rude mansions.. Notwithstanding,the
affectionate kindness of Everington. it will im
possible for Coralinn at once to break; without
emotions of regret the strong ues ;of affection
which bound her to her father.; and when.she
remembered that she had deserted home and
friends feria stranger. she felt that she was en
countering-a fearful hazard, and dear as Ever
ington was to her. -he sometimes caught the
tear swelling in her dark eye.- as these fecal
!cations name over
.her young and innocent
Skilled in reading the hind Everingten at
once perceived the source of her regrets and
sympathizing in • her grief he kissed away her
tears, and banished her fears •in never failing
love and protection.- Among the kind in
habitants of the mountains,. Everington thought
it prudent to remain butt short time ; fur though
the country .to the weer of the Hetzerdera scar
cely-owned allegiance to the Persian crown ;
and the brave Kurds still maintained a tactic
independence yet his fears added to the counsel
of Hamors induced him to place himself and
his beaiitiful Coralinn was soon as possible, be
yond the reach Of 'A bbalial '
As soon therefore as'Everington found him
self completely restored, illiguising 'themselves
as much al possible, with Hamora as their ser
vant, he and the fair Coralinn, accompanined by
several 'of .the natives of the mountains. pro
ceeded by the circuitous route of *the Tigris.
and Bagdad, to Bassorah ;'where they arrived
without molestation in, safety. Here Evening
ton found himself in possession of funds with
which he compensated his kind companions
- from. the Heizerdera, to the extent of their
wishes, and laden with every expression of his,
and Coralinu's gratitude, saw them depart for
their native homes. At Bassorab he found the
chaplain of the English estaillishment at the
Gulf of Persia, and was unitel by the tenderest
ties to the blushing and beautiful girl who had
consented -to unite her fortune with his. A
vessel was on the point of sailing for India,
where they arrived, and. embracing the favora
ble moment, and wafted by the propitious
monsoon Everington & Coralinn soon found
themselves in Bombay, where the flag of Britain
assured him of protection.
After the residence at Bombay for three years
he was .called to Calcutta ; and as
.his intimate
acquaintance with the Persian language, added
to his knoioledge of Indian affairs rendered him
a proper person to receive such an appoint.
ment ; on the recommendation of offieers
of the government, he was appointed by the
Marquis of Wellesley, then Governor General
of India, to the government of Argra, a port of
great importance on the Upper Ganges, whither
he immediately repaired, adcompanied by his
admired and lovely bride.
The world is full of beauty. To the eye
Where'es it sends its wishful orb it spreads
A sense of glories. Bud', ter, sky,
. Are mark'd with characters which may be real
Who bath a high attnnement of the mina,
A bright perception with th' eternal eye,
A glowing likeness to his soul enshrin'd,
Of what is great and pure, and heavenly."
Ten years after the event we have related,
bad transpired, in consequence - of some mis
understanding which had arisen between the
Indian Government and the ' shah of Persian,
it was deemed necessary that some individual
qualified for the purpose should proceed to
Teheran then to the residence of the Persian
court, to make, if possible, a eatislactory ad
justment of the difficulties that threatened to
interrupt the harmony of the two governments. _
In the opinion of the. Marquis of Wellesley,
then governor of the immense British posses.
sions in the east, there was no person which
would eiecute this important trust so well as
Major General Everington- 7 for to that rank
he had risen—and a young lieutenant in the
Indian army, was selected to convey to him
the news of his appointment. • To this honora
ble commission of the general's, was added the
privilege of visiting -England. "(a pleasure he
bad long wished, but which the disturbed state
of the Indian affairs had hitherto rendered in
expedient) after the accomplishment of this
mission to. Teheran.
' It was'on a warm afternoon • that the bearer
of the despatches, Lieut. M'Auley, approached
at once. without delay, to the mansion of Ge
neral Everington. A high wall Of Stone siir
rounded the extensive pile, and When admitted
within the ample portals, none Mit those_ who
have witnessed the beauty of an Indian_plea
, sure 'ground, in its rich-freshness and sweet
ineis, can have an idea of the enchanting na
hire 'of the..pliMe. . - .." The 'white blossoms alba
pOniegranateand the crimson filly of the eit4
ton and'ehistering richness of the,fietree; and
i .
beautiful green of the 'bread level . plainthe
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.golden orange:and the, delicioui mango were
' all, there. and-united. to form a whole, in-which
`the -inhabitants-of tberfrigid north can form but
animperfeci eatiinate.-- Thethicket of amears.
Imyrtle a nd roses, vi?hich, bordered the • walks,
le th e their, - Cliiims and fragranc e
. to. make the
.place en. s earthly paradise. Tifrangli the ace=
ones of, PAM Could' be seen ; the. .bread'Gangee
i withibe hlue• lotus dancing on its bright_ vaters ;
and - the Indian_pheasant ral the bird of pars. ,
disetlisplayed their ti autiful plumage on the
iiverbinging branchei . , .' ' '
. Yonne
.11I'Anley W ushered into a spier):
' did suit of "rooms.; a d dii ignuiring for Ge;
i ti
. verington; - tv told by the servant in
waiting that his ttiashii was out brit would soon
- return.- r ,;. • .; : -. . .
- "So fascinating however were the beauties of
nature without. and so delightful was the see.
Uery.erOund; that forAilley was unwilling
exchange them for.,ea - ipets and mirrors'. humb .
: of the . reost sPlendakind and :having' drank
s glass of sherbet. 'told, tbe servantle, would
walk until the general returned. Taking his
course down one , of the walks. which led be.
heath the trees we have Mentioned: - heTullow
td it throtigh'rriank turnings end' wintlingeun;
til it sUddenly opened upon alaise green flat,
over which hung some huge plantree branches:
Ind in the centre of which a fountain threw np"
its entwine - orptire s wilier. which falling into
a deep marble built. Odra over its margin-a
thin and sparkling sheet to fall into pebble Co
vered channekin which it 'pursued its . niur
muringeourse to the river. -
The refreshing. coolness: of the spnt-.-die
dash of ,the fountain—the beauty of some roses
which hung over the 'gamin of the basin, and
dipped their petals in the flood, attracted the
notice of the young lieutenant, and as he was
advancing to it when. the sweet tones of a woo
man's voice,aud the lively, laughing prattle.o
children. encased hia steps.. He turned his
head and saw on one side ol the flat, under a
bower Of e woven woodbine, and wild roses.
the general reclining on a sofa—near him on
another was a beautifill - women, and before
them on' the,smooth green turf, two lovely girls
were frolicing. in all the unrestrained gayety
'of childhood and innocence.. The general bad
been reading a book which he still held in hii
hand, but he bad closed it to witness, with a
parent's fondhess, the happiness of the Charm
ing girls, and enjoy the look of affectionate
exultation, as his glance met the eye of his
beautiful wife. At that moment the youngest
girls noticed , M'Auley. and running, to her fa
ther and throwing her arms around his neck,
Pa," said she, in a hurried voice. “an
officer has come" to Meet us, may I go and meet
- MM." , • • .
Certainly my dear." was the reply. and
in a moment the little girl held hold or All'Au
ley's arm and was leading him towards the
As the young European officer in that region_
were considered, by the general as his children.
he instantly rose to meet him, and with the
graceful ease for which he was distinguished.
M'Auloy. and introduced him to his affectionate
and lovely bride.
M'Auley attempted some apology for his
intrusion on their retirement but was cut short
by Everington who assured him that apology
was needless, and that lie was never More hap.
py than when he had the pleasure of meeting
his European friends. After enjoying the re
freshing coolness and admiring the beauties of
the place, for a little while. M'Auley followed
the general and his charming family to their
mansion, where everything denoted the prince.
ly munificence of the own. Sherbert was cool
ing in marble basins, the finest and most. de
licious fruits were handed about, in massive,
burnished plate—air cooled by the Gangei,
entered windows darkened by the richest silks
of Averpore—and the softened light fell on the
most splendid Carpets of Ispahan. But not
here as is too often the case, had wealth shut
'out from its possessors the finer and nobler
feelings of the heart. The kindness which
had secured to Everington and his .beautiful
wife, the affection of all their dependants—
which had caused the oppressed to took-to him
as the redresser of their wrongs, still retained
its ascendency in their bosoms, and showered
its effects in the harmony that pervaded 'the
magic circle of their influence. The favorable
impressions of the young officer were confirm
ed. and he was soon convinced that he had ne
ver seen a woman who so fully realized those
beautiful creations of the fancy, the penis of
the Persian mythology.
General Everington accepted without hesi
tation, the important trust conferred upon him
.by the government. and with the promptness
which distinguished him, and soon completed
the necessary preparations for his journey
and - with the numerous:train of servants, and
the equipage.usually attached Loan eastern em
bassy. were under I way to the Persian ~court.
Coralinn too, and the two charming girls an
companied him ; and the difference between
the manner in which they had left the domin
ions of the schah. and that in which they were
now returning to it, was not unfrequenily the
subject of mutual' conversation not unmingled
with gratin:Op, between Everington 'and the
fair Coralinn. '
,Traireling by easy itages—received by the
Persian authorities with the deferenee due to
the rank of - the individual. and the importance
of his errand—.and carefully observing the in
dication of the public , feelieg on the extensive
frontier, Everiegion at last arrived at Teheran..
Hem he was weleomed by the court, and :the
differences which had called hint thither,, were
soon in a train of amicable adjustment. A se
ries of splendid entertainments were given al
ternately by the schah and.the ambassador,-at
whiCh the beet feelings- prevailed , and the re
conciliation of the conflicting interests more
easily effected. •
Coralinn was ..univerially admired. The
adoption, of the European customs, gave' her
an opportunity of .oftener appearing with -the
General in public ;
.and the believers swore by
the - beard-of Ali. thain the -pecsonof his wife,
the infidel Frank was commend of a gem wok
:thy of . being 'placed in the diadem of the pia
• - .
~In the midst of these trews arrived
-din:Abbas, filiria r .who-had.been called - 11pin,
the government of Schirac teeendut the opera ,
tionsof;the - war -which the _echah was waging '
on the tortherti-doontrieit . ofi-the empire with
the Redefine; had - after a 'series of • victories'
ecinelided a - pedee'*ith - the infidel dog and was
On hie veturn to:A . :hared:- 'lie arrived and Sias
received.bY all ranki with erithesiaino
the sehah ”A son; irho•hati :proved ; hiineelf
' -worthrof succeeding to the thrOneot-Persiav
As was, the custom of the representatives of the
different powers at the Capital, they sent in con
gratulation. to the king on theeveritiaecompa
'tied by such presents as tliet tp 9 o g ht,o r gor.i
tandem dieinfluence 4 : the prince was all pew-,
erful at the court of hie. fathm Everiogion de,
termined by the.magaificence .of to secure
the favorable notice-of the prince.. Her.wer
euccessful, and as the successive articles were
presented anddisplayed.'-Ablias-lViireirtiques
ted him to advance to the diVan; whieh he lid;
°Spied iiiimediately below the throne, for the
purpose of!explaining to InniZthe use ola
thematical.instrutnent which be Ilea never:tie
fore seen.- : As Everiagton advanced. to-coin
ply with the request.- the keen eye- of Abbas
was fixed on him, an indefinable" recollection
made him start When his eye met that 111 the
General. Concealing his embarrassment how
ever, he listened to the explanation of Evening•
ton with interest, and giving orders for the
preservation of the instrument. he ordered it
'to be removed to make way for presents that
remained to be received from others.
". The nezt day an Emir attached to the train
of the 'prince Prelotiated himself at the palace
occupied by Hverington. with the information
that his highness, prince Abbas Mirza, would,
if agreeable to the Frank ambassador, pay him
a visit that.' afternoon. Everiugtun •who well
knew that this was the greatest act of cantle
ecenaion'the prince could perform, and would
lie considered by the Persians as;the highest
honor-a foreigner could receive, did not heal.
tate to signify the pleasure he could receive
from the intended honor, and preparations-were
instantly ordered for his reception.
•• My dear Cotillion," said Everington. as
he entered he apartments devoted to the ladies,
“,prince Abbas Mirza confers upon us the ho
nor of a visit this afternoon. From some move.
mews of his. yesterday. lam inclined to think
that he remembers me, and I 'suppose wishes
know whether I have forgotten him."
Have yOn accepted the honor!" asked
6• Certainly." replied Everington ; •• I have
nn.wish to refuse."
*. Surely there can be no satisfaction in meet.
mg that man," said Cora inn and I can
hardly, believe-that he comes with any but the
worst intentions towards you.' I shall be 'mis
erable till the interview is p gr."
" Nonsense, my dear," answered Evering 7
ton, kissing his wife; ." remember, Major Ge
neral Everington is nut the • same poor unpro
tected Frank he was when he formerly bore
the weight of Mirza's vengeance. .• Yet."
added he, looking tenderly on the beautiful
creature he still bell in his arms ; •• when
-remember the cause of his cruelty I am . more
than inclined to forgive him ; and cheerfully
would I run the same risk to secure the same
.• There is one thing to which I am, glad."
said Coralinn; the custom of the court render
it impossible that he 'liquid see Me here."
•• The custom of the Icourt prevents it, but
not the custom of the Frank's; by which we
are governed," said Everington.
The hour fixed upon by the prince arrived.
and mounted on his ownlelephant, whichseem
ed perfectly conscious of the honor conferred
upon him by the persoil he carried, and sur
rounded-by his numerous routine ofattendants,
Abbai Mirza- made' itis appearance.
Alighting from his magnificent howdah. he
'was received•with the respect due to the prince
of Persia: Seating himself by the side of Ev
erington he said :
".Ever,sincel saw you yesterday. I have
been haunted by' the idea that I have seen your
lace. before ; if so it was in connexion with cir
cumstances you. cannot have forgetten." •
*. Are you-the Frank that a. few years since
-was sentenced to the punishment of the boat at
&hires. and escaped or disappeared in so Mys
a manner ?"
"I am.r was the reply ? ,
4' Alt that yohng and, beautiful eircasaian
exclaimed the prince with animation ; *, she
would have called the prophet to earth. from
th&setenth heaven. I was distractedly in love
with her, and you threw yourself in ntyl . very
path; is it surprising that I attempted to onkel'
you f. Is it not rather surprising that you es
caped my vengeance 1"
•' I did escape, however," said Everiniton
witha smile.
'• I know you did ; but how 1 could never
conjecture:" replied Abbas.
"You would not , regret her escape if it had
been the Means ocrendering her happy ?" said
• " Not now." replied Abbas; " but then I
was unused to restraint, and fancied it wan im
possible for me to live without her."
." Is the worthy Herifian then living i" en;
quired Everington..
•• He is nut,; he , survived the lois of his
daughter but a few months," wee' his reply..••••
4 .Y. Hut," continned the prince: understand
you have your wife with you ; and if that peri
is - your, bride, and it is not inconsistent with
your ideas of deceritth: I would wish to see
her again,. I owe her.a debt, [would willingly
hive discharged in kindness to her father, !rid he
lived to require it." .
Coraliun is my. biide," slid Everington,
Ind there was a feeling of gratified pride in the
acknowledgement r" she can appear ifyou wish
"One thing farther" — said the prince; s. I
with the , interview to take place with none to
witness except yourself."
... You can be ganificil in that." replied the
general..•• and you may also, name your time
-fur theintersiew..l. •
.• Let it'be'netr—l im impatient to see her,"
was the anewevol . Abbas Mirza. - - •
A w.ave,olgverington's. hand, was (sufficient
to elear the room of , hit attendanti. Evering
top then,itr . uck.a blow On the Chinese gong
:which huogin the-room. and directed the ser- .
vant.who Obeyed..the summons.-to inform his
mistress that her preience :was - requested.—
The. prinee.rethained Without speaking until
she Was . announced, when Eireringterr met her
took her 6 3 i the_hand'and led her to the prince.
wito instantly rose from the divan to Meet her r
Ily:iliahhhe same beautiful creature still,"
said the prince, . as if thinking aloud ; at. the
moment he took her hand.. and with oriental
gallantrl, kneeled as -he placed it to: his lips.
You-beim nothing to -feat.'l said the prince.
noticing ifie alight agitation of Coralinn, though
scarcely lese . than was evinced by - hunself
and requested her iq be .. seated.near him 'on the
divan.. .t 4 The past indeed.rernerobered."lte
continued is that I may ask your for.
giveness for acts which you could never justify
-for even the sincerity of my affection.'-',
, . ,
The" happiness*rhicli A lla hl has been pleas-
IA to tieitow • upun. me, 114 oblitirated eceiy -
Unkind feeling-from my bosom," replied Caro
lina, as atilt° same moment ehecast a glance of
superior affection and Pride on her adored Etrer
ington._ • . - . •
3=111311M11 fon
" The bfessing ef Allah always rests on 'the
virtuous and gooil,".said the prince, " and :insy
he continue to do so, addeirlie is- he took Ever
ingion's hand and clasped his and the lotiely-
Coratinn's Acuity- together in his own.
. Have you no children f', asked Abbas, alter
remaining 'silent a )noment.
" We have," answered Everington.
" 1 must see them ;1 must know heti; happy
it is possible fur Allah'to . Make . mertals," said
Coralinn left the apartment ; and in a few
minutes returned with her two beautiful
one in each hand.
You have nothing to ask this side of Pars
adise," said the prince to Everington, with
'visible emotion, as he gazed on the lovely
children, the picture of their mother and be
drew them tenderly to him and kissed them re
" There is but one thing mote," said Abbat,
and calling an attendant, gave him some direct
ions, and bid him not stay a moment. , lii a
short time the servant returned , and placed . in
the hands of the prince, two caskets of the rich
est work manabip and materials.
" That casket is yours.' said the prince, ad
dressing Everington ; f• and this one,"-,continu
ed he, taking a key f rom his pocket. "'eontailks,
something that I must beg l'orslinn ;Ind her
two daughters to accept."
The aid flew upon, and from it he toook a
turban of the richest materals, on which was a
'splendid aigrette of diamonds which lie placed
on the brow of the fair C ircassian ; and then
proceeded to decoiate with a carcanet of pearls
'and gems the snowy necks of thei beautiful and
delighted girls.
At this moment the 'Voice of the Imam was
_heard from a neighboring miniaret, calling the
faithful'to prayers ; and the prince rose to depait.
" The day is past," said he." but by me it
wi!l never be forgotten, it has relieved me.of 'a
heavy burden. I saw you," 'continued - he,
addressing Everingion, " and your criantenanee
awakened the recollection of other days. .1
made inquires and found that your wife was
with you, and you know the rest. I have seen
Coralinn, I know that happiness attends her.
and if she is happy, all around hei must be so."
Bowing to Coralinn and her daughters, the
ptince,accompanied to the steps by:Everington,
retired ; and mounting the elephant which
seemed sensible that he was a favoraite, return
ed to the palace of the monarch. His visits to
the palace of Everington, while he remained at
Teheran. were. however, frequent; and his
friendly attentions were the source of great plea
sure to them all.
After accomplishing the object of dismission.
Everingtou and his charming family proceeded
to Bussorah on the Persian. gulf, and from
thence embarked for Europe. The Beautiful
Cotonou. in the circles of the metropolis, still
found that admiration followed her; but discust.ed at ihe - formal heattlessness of theArtiefety,
she' ighed for the quiet happinetarshe had en
joyed in "Agra, and- her wishes on ghat point
corresponding with those of the general, after
residing ems:or two pearl in London, they re
turned to India. - •
Here, on the banks or the Ganges they: en
joyed alt the happiness of which the human
mind is capable ; and in the smiling ecrontenan
ees and heart felt bleissings they received from
the innoci,kce beings which. enjoy their protett
ion, may S 7 read proof demonstrable, that virtue
ie its own reward, and that happines 'diffusi
JUDICIAL Dm:art.—The following convet said to have passed ,between a venera
old lady, and a certain presiding judge in—.
This learned functionary was supported on his
right and left by his worthy associates, when
Mrs. Pz.-I. T rwas called to give evidence.
6. Take Offyonr bonnet, madam." '
" I had rathernot. sir."
Zounds and brimstone. madam !, take off
you' bonnet. I say."
" In public assembles. sir. women generally
cover their. heads. Such. lam sure, is the at
umn elsewhere. and, therefore, I will not take
off my bonnet.'
"Do you here that, gentleman She pretends
to know more about these matters than the judge
himself ! Hid you not better, madam, come
and take a simian the bench I" .
" No. lir. thank you. for I really think
etriomen enough there already."
WE FIXED, TeAT Cllill-.A. few days ago,
(saps an exchange paper.) a gentleman (1) came
into I ur sanctum. took olf his hat, picked up a
piece'of manuscript.' and commenced reading
very closelik We reached over and took a letter
out of his hat, unfolded mid.doinmericed reading
it. lie so busy that. fie 'not discoier
.we were paying , hiaawri,ciiiti, until
we asked him , what it, was his correspondent
was writing to,hitii about tr, wornant • .
Why. look here, squire." says he.:!
surely are not reading my private letters.!'` .-,
*. Certainly..sir," said we; you are realing
ourprivate - manuscripts,". ' •
Ile Was' pligtied-6-1)134ail us:pot nif'tition his
nanie; prinnised to .do q u it
Ritteliffe, • who
riind of the idedeme'd itie,'iibre; Was - one
afternon eortif iq tahly :dispfising 'or a honk: of.
wine. when a ~countryinam entered the room.
Si begged him to come treble wife.who was day-
••lean't - help' , fine can't
move till "I bin; finished my bottle." " Now it
happened,: t6at
a large.
strong Tali , and:ilie doe - ter a very etnall ,one
so it otteciuedtu the former that biti bast elan
was tOrieizo the doctor end, carry him oft, on
his shoulders. lle.:did so ; sad. minis boating
his load along; the •doetor , bonding 'with rage.
exeleinted;-1.-Yon eure your Epip?"
and: horrid to'say, h* was as good as' his wind.
c 0xv i D ne 3 r....,.... Why is the letter: D. like a
ring?" said a young lady to her accepted, one
The gentlethan; like the generality of his sex
in Oa a situation,: was as dull as"a', hammer.
" Because." added : the lady, Willis very mod
est look at the picture at the other end nf. the
room, " because woo/WI wed tyithottt