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-1110111 S STEINi3ERG „ :
..._ , o g, TliE OF . ST. 'LAWRENCE.
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1 left Lpuisa—rti unted my gilt-se—and Musing
,-:. , r , the tender recollections of what had phsed, and
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~...• :inking on the° futtuei- , •and the dangers that threat :
~ L ,sed sa, I had 'rode about two miles, when I
y''e•Tartl the galloping of,a horsesbehind me, and look
-....,g around preceived that it Was 3 , onng Stienberg.
i nstantly checked my horse ; and thinking that
~ ...,v;, perhapt, he was charged with some message for
* - ,k_Tz me , waited his coming up. To my surprise I - saw ,
i‘.-••'', -
.?.t thee was a death-like palenes on his features; and
ben I hastily inquired what he waned', he made
* . ?4:rio reply, except by throwing the reitls , down, and
't4:. eaping from his horne t , and in a holfiry and min
-2' galttine. requesting me to dismount,' which I hi
'..;-..4`.!'cititly did. lit asno sooner on my feet than ho..
•I: . .d til a, voice trbling with passieri, ' I have
."....;7 . 1 3 .- Fe meiited pueshment! on a villiati •
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::.-. .fw and defend yourself.” i• . •
Charles StieniSeilg," said lAm is shine strange
51. sun erstanding; I shall not
_draw my sword
1` 1 sPziii I have learned the cause of your oinfatuation
~ ~ 4. -It is easy ; quite easy for you to •be cool," he
1,4 TD I I O- ; -•4lth6 man who can be"guilty of such p 741
::'...- ...thous conduct - as yourself , may well play the uri=
;l oved vi ll iap." • •
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--.. -av heavens . were 'you not the brother 0f10u
,......i a Stieuberg, you would soon rue the . use of such
-,,.. anguage to me,". said I; " but to you I can only
f...,t:. siy. suchitreatment is wholly -undeserved." ' •
„„-•. .:Your hYpocritical attempt,toc conceal your 1
awledge of the cause which lias - , 'cidled me here .
all avail tnothing, ; it itt,,for yollitie'alment of Lou-.
.:- . T. , IStienbeig that you.arii `now ; to account,' You
are wronged her and iis-'=:you. hav; seduced. her
i•-•,.,1-..lee" tions from a man i.vortliyofthezn r and - who has
",.* ing.consideted her as his, antindicktl , h; * r to be
s reef %ow - them upon you. a remit . frorn .the field of
-,..._ loot and duty.”
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..,".. 1 , " For your last words an atortem9t4 must - be
made." was my reply ; " but first sap, haii Louisa
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2,2therized you to use stueh language to me ? • Does
:it: ate know vont, intentions?"' . .
%cis his answer , .; perverseNleol• she las
ieclaieti her lose for pin ; and to my father, this
attwed her determination to seeltide her-
eli from the world forever; rather that give her
:2ad s to'the Count"
Dearest Louisa, itch faithfUlness will not go
mrewarded," sail 1, a s s Stienberg placed himself
fore me. and in a melacing tone commanded
vie draw or die
...• I threw the bridle, whiCh I had hitherto held in
~..., iv hand. over the. neck of the horse and drew my i
rxonl. determined to act - only in the defensive.-- ;
tent,erkittackecl me with a fury t iat bordered on. ,
esperanon, while I eon:fined myself simply to a
i--• 'llOre.. • Charles was :I,' good swords-man-, 'but
_-.., lislmpetnosify gave me great advantages o v er
,gi.. .a
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..,,.tid I might easitylhlve 'finishe - the -conflict
~;i ~ 7 a sin;ie thunst. -Su+, bowever, ' not my in
'-.:•''-'. 45tion:. I knew that herwhoily mi: derstood my
t in
.... motives, and those of 's Sister, am! 'felt more dis-
Psed to pity this - dev ion to the ; interest, of the
.. j . - . IKailess Cenint, than iinnish hirri for it.
I watched my oppo ity, and in one of Itipas
es. by a dexterous -movement, struck his sword
,:' 4 noi his hand ; threwit a considerable distance
4, ~ '
;.:, L - oin liun.'. He droppe'd 'his arms by his side ; and
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ri l thout any symptoms of rear, said . .`"1 . am at your.
spoFal; stake, and Say that you have completed
';.-; 'e rain the Stientiery,s."
'',. .i No 4 Charles," I replied, "I give you your life;
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...V I 'lllll it shall be in, llefehce of my country ; and
'-',,:-. to titne will come ivhen you will correct: the in
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. site you have done me and your faultless sister."
~:::, Young Stienberg dropped his head, and was si
],.,•.'. cis for a minute, ,w'hile his bosom was the seat of
-violent struggle, between his pride and his sense
be[ .eve that I hare wronged you and my me
et both," said bc; " but my honor is pledged - to
e Count, and I 'carrot reeedeyori 'most eqe
' mrsre ; or if we meet again, it must be
"J iitve no wi;,110 incur enmity where I most
'llile friends i t' Iplied;re "but until Louisa re
%rtt•As me to forget herl and see her no nior, host
"tiredly 1411 not promise to do so."
hsheatheiimy weapon and mounted my Itmse,
i 'Fittgtd Steenberg' as I did so, 4 / that I holied• he
the happiness of his sister; and• not
3 4e1 liertoa union with a man she detested."
She Ss already disposed , of," was his reply,
marry the Count or perish."
" Rentember i then,'• said I'Stemly,that I Shall hold
.accountablo for your treatment or that dear
Jri, your sister.: to . me you shall answer-r—mment
:*T: 1 0 MM. " ~
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So saying, Itrode off, feaving Stienberg standing
'a statute,'and evidently a prey to the most con
, ernots.> I returned to niy uocle'a r and
IN tfiit4o .tierriptien my:Tart to' see Louisa
1, might be atten el with disastrous conse
vs, I wrote a host • sketch of the affair; 'exon
her brother from blame ; andVrhil9 I re
red my . promises otfidelity . to her, left The de
of my fate entirely to her. This letter lisen
:h a manner, that I was confident she would
of receiving it ; and then arran t . my af
a idiom. dePay• - ..J . depaited for the army.
`Go get thee to a nunnery."—llAtaxt.
/hegrand object the imperial army had in view,
relief of Mantua; and after a vast varity
keuvering,„ and some hard fought battles. by
tui march, Geq. Wurmser succeeded in fore
"le blockade and throwing himself, vith a bo
hoops apd . a Eupply proritios, into the for
to relieve the *am out and exhatisted, gani-
To this body I ivas attached, and there pent
a zd so closely blockaded as to pieclude the
possibility of hearing from/abroad, we suffered ev
ery kind of privation, until despairing of -relief, and
reduced by starvation and disease to a handful, the
brave defenders of the city which had withstood
all the effertsof the French armies, were, with the
veteran Wrirmser, compelled to surrender.
So gallant had been the defence, that the officers
were immediately dismissed on their parole of ho
nor, not to serve against France during the war
and were even permitted to retain their arms and
baggage. If those engaged in the defence of Man
tau were unable to hear from abroad, those abroad
were equally unable to obtain intelligence from
those . within : and it was not known who had fal
len and who 'had survived the combined assaults et
disease and the sword. On my arrival at Vienna,
I found that rumor had given nay name as one that
had early fallen, and the surprise and joy of my
friends may be more easily imagined than describ:
ed. I remained but two days at Vienna. so impa - -
tient was I to visit the valley of the Ense, and
learn the destiny of one on whom I felt my happi
ness depended.. I arrived at my -uncle's andkwas
received by him and his family as one risen from
the dead. My first inquiries related to the family
at Stienberg castle ; fur though my worthy uncle
knew that during the latter part "of my residence
with him, I had been a frequent visitor \ at the cas
tle, yet he had never suspected The real eavise, and
knew not how deeply I was interested in their
" All gone—blotted out—destroyed,'' was his re
ply; " the family of Stienbergs is no more."
I started to my feet : " Meeker," said I, addres
sing`the servant,, "saddle my horse immediately;
fhave importbusiness at that place, and must
go here without elay."
' "Lowendorfl," said my. uncle, surpried my
agithtion, " yeti ill obtain no information there ;
Jtseph, on who the title and , estate devolves, has
'not returned fro the army, if indeed he is living
old Stienbeig s dead-grief occasioned by the
death ot Chad. in a quarrel with Hohenlohe,
brought him tdgrave—and the daughter who I .
think yoi.i remember, has entered the nunnery of
St. Lawrence, at Vienna" '-*
. '. Ido indeed remember her." was niy reply, as
soon as I could rover ' sufficient composure to
speak; and countermanding my orders to Meeker,
after_rviking a feu ; inquiries. I retired to my cham
ber t o deliberate ()lithe course I was to pursue.—
To sit down without an effort to gain the fair Loui
sa, and contened with her loss, was not for a mo,
meat to be thought pf; still I knew the undertak
ing which was to deliver her ,frern the present se
clusion, would prove to be no trilling affair. The
nunnery of St. Lawrence had teen founded for
those of high rank, and its inmates belonged to the
first families ot the eirtit' ire. But . while- ilte' Were,
treated with more indulgence,.and within the alls
enjoy more privileges jhan those of any other r
.ligious house in the city, in the intercourse which
the fair nuns maintained with th‘ society of their
friends and the world.-the same unwavering watch
fulness was exercisedshy the ladies who superin
tended the establish4ent. Whatever the hazard
might - be, the attem*however was to be made ;
and as my uncle wai igrforant of my attachment, I
concluded it was belt to let him remain without
any knowledge of my intended, undertaking. I re
mained, with my uncle about a week, to recover
in some measure from the effects of the hardships
and fatigues .I had undergone, and male the neces
sary arrangements for my visit to Vienna. Mon
ney, I knew, would be an indispensable requsite
to-succes4', and •I soon found myself in possession
of a sum equal as I imagined, to any exigency. I
took my leave of my amcle, at the time I had fixed
upon, andre:aired,unaccomPa ied and in difs,gui4
to the capital. I had assumed the dress of one of
_the countrymen whd:.lived by gard;ing, and dis
posing of their various articles of °duce in the
city, and by varions ; atternpts, had the satisfaction
of knowing that I could remain unknown.
i . , With a basket of rare and beautiftd roses which.
I had procured from one of the gardeners of the'
city, for the purpose; qn my inn, and in my assu
med dress. I left my lodging, and with a, palpita
ting,heart approached the massive pile that con
tained the being,l loved so well. I obtained ad
mission into the 'hall without difficulty :. and 'when
the lady in waiting inquired my errand; 'I ti(d her)
I had been sent by a lady with same roses, as a
present to Miss Stienbefg. The lady instantly,
went to call Louisa.iiiid dor ng her absence I Sea
ted-myself:on one of thesofas, drew. my slouched
hat still farther over rtry face, and anxidnsfy await-.
ed her appearance. She came •,, the same sweet
smile—the-same enchanti4 girl—tand approached
the sofa on the other sid of the railing, to receive
the flowers. . .
" You informed me I ink," said.J.truisato the
lady - , ati , they came np• " that the iloWers were pre
sented from MadantWellman I"
"So I understood the peasant gardener," was the
reply. , , . .
"They, are indeed, beautiful roans, and so nil- j
ly," said the Charming nun, as she took the'
an opening in the miling:s:-" will yOu be so kind
as to convey my compliments to my f d, for
her goodness?" .
. .
Lopisa as She ceased. speaking , - put a. , piece of.
money into the basket, acid returned it totme,
!II will execute" our onnimands with p easure,"
I answered;. "but I cannot take your mon 3y ; Miss
Wellman has already made mermpenailtion."
"An honest Garcienef," exclaimed tlie I l aY
"who eye: saw a man refuse mayliefore?--;
friend, we will look to 3iou for our flow, rs ii if you
are so reasonable in you' deinands."
" I may not be able always' to famish you with
as sweet ones as those you' now . have," I replied,
" and even these'in•mytopiniou, was far exceeded
by one I once saw wiklf between castle Stienberg
and Erse."
Louisa started, bin I .had averted my faCe and
she resumed her composure. •
" Are yoututwell I" inquired the attendant, who
had noticed her movement, ' 11
"No, madam," answered Louisa, "the mention
of castle Stienberg called up recollections, which
even the kindness of my friends her, aid the
lapse of time, teas not wholly obliterated."
"The ties that bind us to the world, I ami sensi
ble are very powerful." answered the lady a they
cannot be shaken off in a moment: but it is our
duty to guard against their Obtaining ascendency."
. " Are you acquainted at Ense T." asked Louisa.
"Very little,": I replied, in the most indifferent
voice I could assume ; but I was there last week,
and it was reported that Col. Lowendoil, whose un
cle resides at Ense, has ., returned, and was not kil
led as the rumor stated at Mantua"
" Marulolina if you will bring my shawl I shall
feel much obliged to you," said Louisa, to the at
tendant, and she immediately went for it.
s, Now . good peasant, lose not a moment, but tell
me all you know respecting Lowandorfre return,"
said Louisa, in a hurried tone.
4, I know bnt-litde about him," I answered, "ex
cept that he has returned, and is said to be incon
solable because a young lady to whom he was ten
derly attached, has entered a nunnery, and proved
herself unfaithful to his love.
"'Tis false !" said Louisa, emphatically, " and
those who report such stories, are mistaken in
" You know Col. Lowendorff, then ?" said I.
" I ohce knew him well, far too welt," said Lou,
isa, " If I am to spend my days here : would tothe
Blessed Virgin f could see him again, were it but
for once : yet," continued she, as if unconscious
that any once was present, and as if thinking aloud,
it would be worr than useless, could my wish
be gratified ; my destiny is fixed and it is a cruel,
cruel one." .
While she was pronouncing, with downcast eyes,
those words, I had unbuttoned my peasant frock,
raised my hat, ar4ng,ed my hair as I had worn it
when she was the happy mistressof Stienberg cas
tle, and in my own voice now answered the lovely
girl :—"you shall see him again ;" and the pres
sure of her hand, and the tone of her voice was
enough. She started from the reverie—gave a pen
etrating glance at me—and with a voice trembling
with agitation exclaimed, " I do indeed see him—
my own Lowendorff." •
For a moment she was as pale as death, and I
feared the result ; but she recovered in a shod
lime, and the rich crimson tha overspread her
countenance, as Lpresso her hand to my,lips, and
her eloquent eyes, told the overflowing joy of that
moment of .meeting.
" Lowendorff, this is a moment I have often and
fervently wished," said the charming girl; " but if
there is bliss in meeting there must be misery in
parting, and we must part, and that now and forev
er, forever."
"Not, my dear Louisa," said I firmly, "unless
you wish it. If you remain the same - attached
wise I once knew you—if the same sentiments
no warm your bosom, which you then avowed,
and 3 . iCII I fondly believed you en tined, I may
bid defia eto , late, and you shall saved from
these walls,>‘^ - ' and happiness):
" Heaver that I should Never forget the
days that ar said Louisa, earnestly, "or
cease to consider you'vny dearest friend—must I
say the only one.
" No, Louisa, not the only 'end," I answered,
" but the one vrho loves more thkn all others, and
who will read yon from these wafts at every haz
ard—but Mandolina is returning—l must not bq
known—l w 4 re you again if possible to-morrow,
if not sooner' —and I assumed my former appea
" I have requested this peasant to bring me some
more of those :roses to-morrow," said Louisa to
Mandoline, as she came up and apologized for not
being able to ft9d her shawl sooner; "the leaves of
this kind are e#ellent when dried and I think we
can devise sorrte method to preserve their fleeting
g , He has my liberty toibring u many as he plea
,t es, most certainly," said the lady; 's' they are most
charrniing ones." And after proraiskg to comply
with their wishes if possible, I took my leave of
the nunnery. and my fair Louisa.
"" Build your walls to Babel's heigll4
Love will surely worn Thera;
When he ewer,. Ir . s purple 1 ett,
' T hey walla!! be ore him
I did not fail to the punctual iii fulfiling the pro
mise I had made Louisa, of seeing her the
nest day ; and by means of the trinket of roses, we
soon undeMtood each other perfectly. We disclo
sed by lacing which love alone couldhave prompt
dlte chances of escape. and while she was wil
ling to encounter every risk in heron person, she
shrunk froM the consequences which would ensile
to me, ishOuld we ultimately fa of 'success. To!
get Louisa out of the walls of the nunnery, presen
ted the greatest obstacles to our plans; once free
from that, I felt ffiat nor triumph would be certain.
If I tailed, I knew my 'destination ; in the quid's&
ver mines of Idria, I should have been shut out
from the light.of day, and die a living *death ;-• yet
with such an inialuable prize in view as Louisa,
vratrould have thought of the alternative.
During my several visits, I had examined the
rounds which formed the fortition • between'the
ball of the nuns . , and the visiters Mom, in thelope
of finding that some of them were moveable ; but
I found every one firm and secure. The thought
then struck me, that as they were of wood, and
placed a few inches art, that a slender and-deli
cate person, such as Louisa, might pass between
them, if an opportunity offered to do it unobserved.
I tried the experiment of springing them asunder,
and we convinced ourselves that if was practicable.
I it was necessary to procure some individual who
would consent to take the place of Louisa, and thus
prevent instant detection : while it would give ns a
few bours i chance to make our escape from Vien
na. Among that class of unfortunates, 'who are
ready to perform any' act for money, I-soon found
one, who in height and general appearance, suffi
ciently resembled Louisa, and who readily coarsen-
ted to play the part I wished her, on this occasion. '
As Louisa had nothing toilet* her in Europe, find
I considered _myself a citizen of the world,iltwcbrit,
agreed to make the best of out way to HiMixtig,
and from thence proceed, as soon as possible, ti
the United States. My money -I had exchanged
for drafts on the Hamburg bankers ; and in order
to disguise ourselves effectually , had procured a
cart and mule, such as is used by the itinerant bib. I
liopolists of Germany, who are employed in ven
ding the literary wards which are yearly collected
in the great book mart of Leipsic : and with a sup
ply of tbe same material, to cover our expedition,
we trusted to get off free.
The day was fixed upon : and with an anxiety
which cannot be described, we awaited the arrival
of the hour which was to be the crisis of our fate.
That hour was the time immediately precedingthe
vesper bell, as the lamps were not lighted up, and
the duskriess of the, time would: favor our opera
tions. k was during this last day that I thought
our prospects were all blasted, ail' d our hopes des
troyed : and I almost tremble now, when I retnem
ber What I then felt, That day I was seized for
the purpose of being hurried into the army, and
marched off without delay for Italy. By revealing
my name I should have been liberated, but that
would have frustrated our plans, and without doing
it, it seemed that my destiny was certain.
To make it still worse, I learned that my superi
or officer was to be my enemy Flohenlohe ; and
I well knew if once in his power, there would be
no escape: Escorted by a file of men, I was on
my way to the rendezvous, when met you. I
had seen you in the nunnery ; I had seen you in con
versation with Stewart, the Brithish envoy, at Vien
na—and tool you for an, r Englishman, and I deter
mined to internal you, if ossible, in my behalfz-
You know the result ; an&to the last hour of my life
I shall never forget -services, the disting
uished services you render.% me. A few florins
a piece to the guard and a e. bonus to the superior,
reconciled them to the delay, and him to. the injury
which the imperial service might sustain. Evening
came ori—every thing was in readiness—the peas
ant dress for Louisa was providedthe cart and
mule where placed so that no dela4could be occa
sioned—and calling on the young woman who
Arab to personate Louisa,. we prOceeded to the nun
I had my basket of roses ) , and as' Usual was im
mediately admitted, with pleasuie, 1# the lady in
attendance: Louisa, 'too, was there; sand when her
eyes met mine, the mingled emotions of hope and
fear, were strikingly depicted in the,variations of
her beautiful countenance. The dusk began to
throw the hall and its inmates into the shade—we
had separated ourselves from the group of persons
present—Land when the bell rung for vespers, the
person I had provided joined us, as if to depart
with me. Every thing succeeded to our advantage
—Louisa passed the railing tsithont the least diffi
culty, and her place was occupied by the substitute
with as little. Slipping tome money into her hand
I then took Louisa on my arm, but suchi was her
agitation, that I was almost forced to carry the trem
bling girt; and when after we had passed the gates
and found ourselves at liberty, I pressed her to my
bosom, rleft laer heart beating as though it would
burst the 'snoivy bosom that coofined it. One kiss,
one endeared embrace—and we left the nunnery
of St. Lawrence, and in alew !ninnies! saw Louisa
seated in the cart, and her white dress exchanged
for the coarse one which better befitted her asset&
ed character.
My passports were furnished, and the dawn of
morning saw us at a respectable distance from
Vienna, on oin way to• the frontiers, in the .direc
tion of Bohemia. Itesas my design to leave the
great road, and by a more circuitous route, in the
direction of Prague, pass the Carpathain range of
mountains, and then bearing to the left, strike
i the.
valley of the Elbe, through which the road we • *-
tended to travel passed above Dresden This course
would be somewhat - longer, but it fte
quented gandl was sensible if pursued, it
would be in the direction of the Elbe. and would
probably be cenfined to that - alone - . Accord
ingly, with the fair Lou' disguised as much as
possible, we took 111: route,l have mentioned,
and proceeded days( journey, travelling
at our lei-- coa , gratulatimi ourselve s on our
escape . indulgin# in those delightful reveries
of futu .„ / 1..1 harines.s Avhich form the waking dreams
of young
_and loving lrarts, and which are so often
fallacious • and Must,. 'Before leaving, Vienmh
we had mutually started that our maniage should
be deferred until we :Ivel'e on the eve of our depar
tare for America; since, if we were overtaken, the
rues of monastic discipline would have made the
punishment of Louis*, in that ca r e severe in the ex
treme ;', and on our journey she pissed many sister,
who had taken the method of travel:lbw, to pay our
friends at Dresden a visit,
From Louisa I had now an opportunity ofleam ,
ing the circumstances that accompanied her refusal
to become the wifreof the. imperious Holienlohe.—'
Scare* had I departafiom Skienberg Castle, than
she was summoned tether father's apartMent; where
she (ti e ed bin already attended by Hohenlohe and
" av sent for yim, Louisa, to learn from you
the het, rela tive to, o,ole reports which I have
'heard, and.which.daply interest the honor of the
Emily," said Stienberg, in a tone of determined
sternness and author:to-. .
".I should be 'very sorry, my dear father," repli
ed Louisa, (g If I could think y'on believed I would
do any thing which would injure your feelings, or
tarnish the honor of the family."
" Thal was spoke like my daughter," said baron
Stieaberg, es he kissed Lonisas cheek, " but you
will forgive the anxiety of a parent, when he
wishes to know the meaning of the partiality you
have shown the young officer, who has tately made
himself so Much at home hem I" ' .‘
Louisa colorer 1l instantly regaining composure
replied, "It means nothing more than the respect
which I, as the,difglihw of a man who had idled
his blood in the . scilico °this country, thciught it
might b paid vrithout disgrace, to a strateer
ly situated." •
‘ 4 ‘ Yeti are right my daughter; God furhid that
any of the Stienbergs should forget`whst is due to
the defenders of the empire!" said the baron, with
"If the•busmesa is explained to your satisfac
lion, I will retire," said Louisa, who was anxious
to escape from the scrutinizing glance which the
Count cast-upon her; as he traversed the room, with
his arms folded behind his back.
"There is one thing more," sale the baron; "you i
are sensible that fOr a considerable tiMe, you hale ''
by us, and tiur friend, count Hohenlohe, been don
sidered as his affianced bride: and in our opinion,
the time has arrived when it is proper that your
marriage he,solemnized : you will, of course, be I
permitted to kx the day ; remembering, however,
that it must be one not tar distant!'
Louisa was thunder-struck—he knew the in
flexible obstinacy of her father, in things which he
imagined concerned the honor of his house—and
shd read in the cold and haughty demeanor of the
count, the calculating certainty of ultimate triumph.
Her resolution was, however fixed, and to it she
determined to adhere: " Father," she said, after a
moment's pause to collect her thoughts, "once I
should have asked time to lave given you an ans
wer, on a question of such magnitude, but now,my
mind is fully made up , and I bete say, that 1.012iR3.
Stieuberg, can never becon e the bride of count
Hohdnlohe." 11 ;
The count, now turned on his heel and said, "It
is you see as I au.pected the perfidious Hunga
rian' has played his part successfully"
(To this speech of Hohenlohe; Louisa gave no
answer, other than a loollof scorn and con:empt.)
"And he shall answer it dearly," said Charles,
starting to his feet from the sofa. on which, during
the preceding conference, he had been 'reclining.
"Silence, all of you," said the baron sternly ; and
striking•his }lacy heel upon the floor, then ad-1
dressing his daughter, said, " Louisa, did I under.
stand you aright ; do you, dare to refuse the hand,of
this honorable gentleman
" You undgristand me right,"•said the trembling
'girl, "1 do refuse the honor of his hand, ,and
throw myself on your lore for forgiveness."
" Talk not , to me of for6 -," said the enrag
ed p;rent, ',Sour choice is before you--the hand of
the cormt, or banishment from my presence fcmiver.
Louisa threw herself before the baron, clasped
his limes wi th her hands,,arid• burst into tears :"b
do nr compel Inethsacrifice my happiness forever;
consider—' •
"I shad consider nothing," interrupted the impe
tuous Szienbetg:'"make, 4 yonr decision now.''
" I choose the latter," raid Loui!a,. rising and
throwing bac her hair, which in , her agitation, had
escaped from the wild flower wreath that confined
it and had fal en on her bosom, I choose the lat.
ter; and in th: seclusion of a nunimiy, will [mire
the preci l pi on, aiul pray for the,happiness of my
•ronottnced the last words, she saw
e and Charles were in close convey
- r, and that the flushed brow of Charles
i tumult of his bosom ; but she only
ds of -the count, as charley took his
„As Louisa
that Hoheplo
gallop togeth
indicated th
heard the w
hat to leave the room : " by doing it you will prove
yourself my ;dead, and byrme under etenotl obli- 1
gations to yen.",
"The meeting between me and Charles you i
already imo ," said Lowendorfc as he continued]
his narrati .
Louisa w constant to her Choice ; 'and the baron I
although it i li' st him many a bluer struggle, was in-
flexible, I tenderly loved Louisa, but his woad,
his honor wits pledged, and
~ he would not forfeit
either; axrd 4 few days afteeiny departure, the love- I
ly Louisa wits within the walls of St. Lawrence, and i
shut out fro m the world.
A shorrtit e afterwards a few ' , Fords Traiixt
tween the , c unt and Charles, whodt, the former 1
, of --, - ' _ into my service, instead 04 . 1
avenging . ' wrongs, and who retorted,- by accus
the c unt of sacrificing, for the basest and
moat selfisir,“ otives, the happiness of his sister.-:-
High we . ensuei—swords *ere drawn—and l
Charles fell fore t 4 cool and practiaed • villainy
tha ‘e
of the can s This 4-as all that, was, _ wanting to
complete t wvetehicluess of the unhappy baron-
fle saw . he was sinking under his accumula- I
ted trouble, iand anxious too seehis only son, a mes
senger was despatched for him, but bpfore he could
arrive, the baron was no more; ,
- k , • I
Lonisa's tears fell fast, as - she recounted these
events; but' they only seemed toconvince us that
the strongest ties which -might hate boudd us to
Europe, hadlisegn forever sever4d.-
. "Tbe tmly Timpani may bid defianca,to 93nUng ; t h ey are
abort his frowns."—Vok Tao. Moan.
We had now left the - hereditary dominions of
Mania far behind es—had - penetrated the almost
inacceseibeActdes .. of that wild and romantic range;
which' sernatetr‘lnteriel F(Peadirel3 kink the
Bohemia—bad followed the' co'flied proposed
until we reached the piCturesq e, and fertile valley
of the Elbe, and now found Ives within two
da) a journey of,Dresden," whe we should be free
cro se
from pursuits and danger. In Ito part of the world .
doei a great thoroughfare pais such dangerons de
files, as the one which folloars the ttrer Elbe,
through the passes between Bohemia and Prussia.
In marry places the road is entifrom the solid rock,
and while precipices: of treniendons height are
piled over-the traveller, and the noble river is roll
ing its dark wave a hundred feet below, and a false
step might tumble the unwary passenger its instant.
annihilation. - ' , I -- •
One day passed away—we Were within aalfoarts
travel of the frOptier Prim*lawns—tie fair of ap
prehension had - mostly ..suWded—and in high
spirits, and-mounted on the Only seat in our Mile
vehiOle, we ware congratulatiag* ourselves in - mei
gixst Comm. 'the lovely LoUisawaslattlyreelin
ing on my shoulder,,and her e 4,: whialtiisho wore
to conceal, from the rude gaze of the peasantry, her
'Zi I
nua tine feattues, was thrown
ringlit the butter enjoy tire view : of •
eent scenery with which we Were surrou
• • One hcrur more and , w4 are .beYond
thee, my dear Louisa, I shall dare tomill.
said I. as I parted the eurling:hair, aud.
white forehead of of the faithful girl.
licacenigraut that we may
. be
we have hitherto been replied Led I
since I left Vienna the fear that some foe)
last overtake us,has not allowed me to
ly, and often have I, when
from you to be carried back to the manni
you were dragged.away to be lairied
poifoucd is the Wiles of Idria, or brok
" Heaven,. said I, will preserve us, n
enemies, but from these fearfnlprecipic ,
men might, in this place, keep an army
"Air, I see," said Louis .smiling, "th
not forgotten your old trade of war; you
member that we are going to a land of i
" I do my dear," I answered.; "buys
son who owes so much to war, may bel
tuirtetimss to revert to its scenes; to w.
aecinsintance with you, and all my f. I
of Idlas to came—but bosh !who corn -.
g , We were at the moment taming
toes point of the rocky barrier—it was
the mountain 4files—and the highl
vilitela from this place extended
had begun to the visible, when two ho
dozily presented themselves but a few
us, and advancin% towards us.
"Blmed Virgin protect us l" , said
low and hurried voice, as she drew h
her face; "we are undone: they
. are
and the willing agent itt
The,ir horses bore-the appearance o
but the riders- were evidently well ar
they came up, I saw that Louisa was
I-lohenlohe was in advance, ds the,
of . the road did not permit them to rid:
passing our vehicle, and was already
when Wallenstien came up,,and gai
.Iy, reined his horse diri•ctly before
scomfulosmile lighted up his dark con
" By the eleven thousatid Virgins!
henloe, a prize !" eselainied he as h
horse, as his master wheeled instant'
"Well met, my friends," ccintinned
" for such I must call you; I should
how you prosper in your new linden.
examine the contents of your cart, and
mistaken the freight shall without
at least half y9ur harden off' your h. ,
".1 do not know ty wh,; authority
langtra,, , Te to me," I repliedl "but you
,sured you are speaking to one= who
tamed to insult."
1 ° Ha!" sail} the imperialist, "it is
the hero of Arcola, escorting in a bo
a runaway nun ! 0, how that will
circles of Vienna."' '
ViUlan," I replied, "you Will plr
your tongue, or you will never - again
while I whispered to the half faintin+
be fri2htened, for I would defend h
" Come, madam Stienberrg, if yo
changed that name for a_rneaner on
lobe, with a sneer, " come, let ea
once more that band • I should
thousa, d, and I wish to see whethe
had as little eject on your featur
your white ham.." •
"Come maiden unveil; remerak
lord who pi:lW commands you,"gam
" no quirks br squeamishness; we
better aqrainierl , before we get b
" Offerlina money ! offer him m
terrified Littia, who Weil knew 'th
f f4Vallenstein.
Migslteinberg hasforgotten tb
who will pay more to have hei: an.
carried b l iek to Vienna, than she c
vent it," said the heartless Rohe.
.must therefore return."
"There"is no nece4sity, for words
; "I shall never return to Vienna
Stienbern, be taken thither, wither
4 yoti will therefore clear the way
"I shall clear the way for you,"
stein, " but you may throw your li
into the-Elbe; yap *frii not need it
nun expenses;' so sitting ho too
the bits,. and sutempted to turn the
"The villain who stops a peace
the road, must expectio be-treate(
robber," said I, s• I drew one of nr
~ Wallenstein lot go the bits—atti
a pistol from his holster, but was i
ed in his saddle, and exclaimed xi
that he'was a dead man, dropped
horse : but clinging to the bridle
and thus iompltely blocking up-t
I leaped front the cart, and
with a single effott threw him .ov
this clearing the way, called, to
fcirard with all her might; but
gigte, I found. myselt confront
Who with' drawn sword erclai
cowardly murderer , think not to
- g,encesball overtak tho traitor,
innocetic'eP '-
' " With - A:he man who has falle
rel," said I as I 'drew, "int w
murderer of Charles Stienbe
worth and honor—my qUarrr I is
till reparation is made, add mad
Blows were instantly r.reliang
gte was clese and desperate. FT
:ed ids teputition as a sword'
calculating address made him de
At fast in making a thrust whlcl
dec.ide the contest, my sword, wi
through many a peril, broke in
thus T was completely disarmet
time to take advantage of my ti
!. ck that
I •
a magat
pum*- 4
lou mine'
esed the
01[310. as
would at
athe free
en tom'
'vet and
upon the.
only froth
: adozea
in check;' .
• you have
pit* 'roi ,
ease S'
• ly, tf per
ppimitted .
I Owe my
d dreams
here .r! ; .
1 a recipt.
he last in
. cultivated
Ito Dresden, i
- men sud-k.
yardi frogs
11l a
veil. over
hard riding,
I _
ed, altli as
abreist in
beyond us;
, at us close-
, while a
prize Ho-
stopped hie
I to join him.
ll*. to knots
must .,
unlesa I hay.
remony, take
vou use such
natey be as
s not- accus-
I suspected;
, kseller's ran -
I • - I '
ell in the gay
1:188 , to - bridle
see Vienna ;"
Lou*,..not to
L. with mY life.
hare not ex
seit your' face
ow among a
a nntineiy has
s ast, -Ott ycjour
&Jet it is your
I trust, be
tk to Vienna."
ney !" said the
there are Those
her paramour
gve ,to pre
't and she
!." I said sterti
''r. oa shall Miss
her 6Dnsen
d let us
swered WuHem ,
erary trumpery
to meet your re-
my male by
can about
ble traveller on
as a high.vr , ay
Fiistols arid fired.
',pter.l to draw!
nahle—he reel
*th a. fearful oath.
'lifeless from_ his
ith a death grasp
I _
e-YraP., ; .•
r the precipice:
Louisa, to drive
• ore she eolikt
hy floheolohe r .
ed : "base and
ape ; veva- ,
d the still:tea ot.
, I hadire trar.
.h you--with the
e recreant from
Fatal ; we part .net
with blood." .. •
and the stiup
erilobe maintain
an, and his cool
l uhly dangereus. 7 *
I intended should'
( ich Bait
canied - rge
the and
Before he - had
,nation 1 had elos-