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closure; assuring me, from his know 6 Does she indeed know all ?" ledge of Philip's temper, that I could said Philip, looking up with the air only acquire or maintain a hold on of one rather relieved than disconhis affections by a dignified reserve, certed. " It was not my fault she the most opposite to the jealous knew not from the first that I once transports which had at length wean- childishly imagined loveliness of ed him from my foreign rival. He mind and person must be found upittold me my husband was romantic to ed ; and woke from the delusion to excess, and that romance in a wife bless my escape from the toils of an would be the bane of his happiness incarnate fiend." and hers; that amusement and dissi As he spoke, I caught a glimpse pation were the only cure for his of a white veil, and, by an emphatic melancholy, and seeing me admired cough, warned my fair neighbour to by others, the likeliest mode of fix- remain, justly supposing that to overing his truant affections on myself.” hear such unsuspected testimony to
“ Poor child !” said I, almost un- her sole empire in her husband's consciously, as this highly born and heart, would be worth volumes of highly gifted creature wept in agony direct assurances. on my shoulder, “ by what machina. 6 Would I were as sure," continu. tions has thy peace been invaded and ed he,“ of my place in Lady Jane's thy innocence endangered ! Such in- pure and spotless bosom, as that vidious counsel could have had but mine has long ceased to feel aught one object, to estrange thee from the but contempt or pity for the shamnemost affectionate of hearts, and castless being, whose own rude hand disthee for comfort on the most artful pelled the illusion, which a romantic of seducers !"
history, a fair form, and consummate Just then, I saw approaching, but art, had cast around rashness, levity, at the further extremity of the long and, I fear, guilt !" avenue we were entering, the hus Thank God! it is, as I hoped, band so nearly about to become a my dear Philip, on your side,” said prey to this deep-laid plot against I; “ and I think I may venture to
Burning to dispel, with- assure you that half what you have out the loss of a moment, the re- told me will suffice to give to the maining clouds of misapprehension smiles of your bride a warmth and between two young and amiable be- sunshine, amid which that of Italy ings, I requested my niece to step will never be missed." aside, and pursue her walk, screened He shook his head incredulously, from observation behind the high and sighing, exclaimed, yew hedge of the approach, while I would I not give to see them on her went forward alone to meet my ne own dear lips !" phew. I quickened my pace, and We were near an opening in the joined him almost instantly. “Phi- old rugged yew hedge; I suddenly lip," said I, “ am I right in suppos- drew my nephew within it, and the ing that your evident dejection is fair listener stood confessed. The occasioned by doubts of your young tears of joy, irradiated by such a bride's affection ?”—He looked up, blush, and such a smile as I have and sighed assent.
seldom seen but on the cheek of a “What, then, if I inform you that daughter of England. “Give her her coldness proceeds from far bet- your confidence, Philip,” said I; ter founded misgivings; lest, in of- « can you doubt further ?” fering her your hand, a heart should “ Give me your pardou, my dear not have been yours to bestow ?-I husband," said she, as he flew toneed only name Vittoria, and say wards her, “ for being an involuntathat Lady Jane knows all, to account ry, but oh! a blessed listener !-It at once for her injured pride and was your
unclewounded feelings !”
" Who has made me the happiest
of men !” cried Philip, his whole ex- won't you, till a few more comforts pression absolutely changed by the are added to our home, to make it transition from despondence to ec- all that an English home should stacy. I took a hand of each in be?" mine, and ratified this solemn un I carried them with me in triumph. ion of hearts with a truly parental I introduced them at Dunbarrow to blessing.
the worthy and the wise among their Uncle,” said Philip, in a tone of compatriots. I saw at my own tranmanly firmness, “ you will assist me quil fireside their once threatened to get civilly rid of yonder host of wedded bliss assume the imperishable idlers, and the false friend who hop- hues of eternity. I saw, not only ed, by their means, to disgust me without reluctance, but with delight, with my country, and estrange me a youthful figure in my mother's safrom my bride. You shall make cred chair, and a second Emma beme an Englishman after your own neath the picture of my sainted bride. heart.”
They staid, only to grow too dear; “Uncle," whispered Lady Jane, they left me, at length, to know, for with the most insinuating softness, the first time, what it truly is TO BE “ you will invite us to your cottage, ALONE.
Imitated from the Russian of Lomonosor. On-like a ship amid the sea,
On-like the lion of the waste, When winds are loud, and waves are high, Whose glaring eye sheds fear around, And forward-forward, far and free, And wolves in rage and terror haste Mid yawning deep, and threatening sky, Far from his footstep's fatal sound ; She dashes from her sides amain
While through the rocks and mountains ring The billows to their depths again.
The thunders of the forest-king. On-like the eagle in his pride,
On, warriors, on-through smoke and blood, Who soars in distance wide and dim ; On--through the battle's furious sea, The rock, the gulf, the mountain's side, That dashes, like a stormy flood, The woods, are level paths to him : Its deluge of red waves on thee : Where'er the winds of heaven can blow, On, on to conquer--or to die There may his chainless pinion go.
Hurrah, for death or victory! 9 ATHENEUM, vol. 9, 2d series.
Explanation of the References. separated from the water, the water de. 1. The Guide and Engineer, to whom scending and returning to the boiler, while the whole manageinent of the machinery the steam ascends, and is forced into the and conduct of the carriage is entrusted. steam-pipes or main arteries of the machine. Besides this man, a guard will be em. 12. The Pump, by which the water is ployed.
pumped from the tank, by means of a flexi2. The handle which guides the Pole and ble hose, to the reservoir, communicating Pilot Wheels.
with the boiler. 3. The Pilot Wheels.
13. The Main Steam Pipe, descending 4. The Pole.
from the "separators,” and proceeding in a 5. The Fore Boot, for luggage.
direct line under the body of the coach to 6. The “ Throttle Valve" of the main the “ throttle valve,” (No. 6), and thence steam-pipe, which, by means of the handle, under the tank, to the cylinders from which is opened or closed at pleasure, the power the pistons work. of the steam and the progress of the car. 14. Flues of the Furnace, from which riage being thereby regulated from 1 to 10 there is no smoke, coke and charcoal being or 20 miles per hour.
used. 7. The Tank for Water, running from 15. The Perches, of which there are end to end, and the full breadth of the car- three, conjoined, to support the machinery. riage; it will contain 60 gallons of water. 16. The Cylinders. There is one be
8. The Carriage, capable of holding six tween each perch. inside-passengers.
17. Valve Motion, admitting steam alter9. Outside-passengers, of which the pre- nately to each side of the pistons. sent carriage will carry 15.
18. Cranks, operating on the axle; at the 10. The Hind Boot, containing the Boil- ends of the axle are crotches (No. 21), er and Furnace. The Boiler is incased which, as the axle turns round, catch prowith sheet-iron, and between the pipes the jecting pieces of iron on the boxes of the coke and charcoal are put, the front being wheels, and give them the rotatory motion. closed in the ordinary way with an iron The hind wheels only are thus operated door The pipes extend from the cylindri- upon. cal reservoir of water at the bottom to the 19. Propellers, which, as the carriage as. cylindrical chamber for steam at the top, cends a hill, are set in motion, and move Torining a succession of lines something like like the hind legs of a horse, catching the a horse-shoe, turned edgeways. The steam ground, and then forcing the machine forenters the" separators' through large pipes, ward, increasing the rapidity of its motion, which are observable on the Plan, and is and assisting the steam power. thence conducted to its proper destination. 20. The Drag, which is applied to in
11. “ Separators," in which the steam is crease the friction on the wheel in going
down a hill. This is also assisted by die 22. The Safety Valve, which regulates
23. The Orifice for filling the tank. This 21. The Clutch, by which the wheel is is done by means of a fexible hose and a sent round.
funnel, and occupies but a few seconds.
NEY, after a variety of expe- these barrels, and a teniporary dimi-
In the centre cient quantity of steam is generated of the separators are perforated for the purposes required, the only steam pipes, which ascend nearly to possible accident that could happen the tops, these tops being of course
closed, so as to prevent the escape there is a break fixed on the hind of the steam.
Through these pipes wheel to increase the friction ; but the steam descends with its customa- independent of this, the guide has ry force, and is conducted by one the power of lessening the force of main pipe all along under the car. the steam to any extent, by means of riage to the end of the platform, the lever to his right hand, which which is, in point of fact, the water operates upon what is called the tank, where it turns under till it throttle valve, and by which he may reaches two large branch pipes which stop the action of the steam altogecommunicate with the cylinders, ther, and effect a counter vacuum in from which the pistons move and the cylinders. By this means also he give motion to the machinery. The regulates the rate of progress on the cranks of the axle are thus set in ac- road, going at a pace of two miles or tion, and the rotatory movement is ten miles per hour, or even quicker given to the wheels. By the power
There is another lethus engendered also a punup is work- ver also by which he can stop the ed, and which, by means of a flexible vehicle instanter, and, in fact, in hose, pumps the water into the boiler, a moment reverse the motion of the keeping the supply complete. The wheels, so as to prevent accident, as tank and furnace, it is calculated, is the practice with the paddles of will hold sufficient water and fuel for steam-vessels. The guide, who sits one hour's consumption, the former in front, keeps the vehicle in its probeing sixty gallons."
per course, by means of the pilotThe vehicle resenibles the ordina- wheels acting upon the pole, like the ry stage-coaches, but is rather larger handle of a garden-chair. and higher. Coke or charcoal are The weight of the carriage and its to form the fuel, by which means apparatus is estimated at 1} tons, smoke will be avoided ; the flues will and its wear and tear of the road, as be above the level of the seated pas- compared with a carriage drawn by sengers, and it is calculated that the four horses, is as one to six. When motion of the carriage will always the carriage is in progress the madisperse the heated rarefied air from chinery is not heard, nor is there so the flues,
much vibration as in an ordinary veThe present carriage would carry hicle, from the superior solidity of six inside and fifteen outside
the structure. The engine has a gers, independent of the guide, who twelve-horse power, but may be inis also the engineer. In front of the creased to sixteen ; while the actual coach is a very capacious boot; power in use, except in ascending a while behind, that which assumes the hill, is but eight-horse. appearance of a boot, is the case for The success of the present imthe boiler and the furnace. The proved invention is stated to be delength of the vehicle, from end to cided; but the public will shortly end, is fifteen feet, and, with the pole have an opportunity of judging for and pilot-wheels, twenty feet. The themselves, as several experimental diameter of the hiud wheels is five journeys are projected. If it should feet; of the front wheels three feet attain its anticipated perfection, the nine inches ; and of the pilot-wheels contrivance will indeed be a proud three feet. There is a treble perch, triumph of human ingenuity, which, by which the machinery is support- aided by its economy, will doubtless ed, and beneath which two propel- recommend it to universal patronlers, in going up a hill, may be set in age. Mr. Gurney has already semotion,
somewhat similar to the ac- cured a patent for his invention; and tion of a horse's legs under similar he has our best wishes for his percircumstances. In descending a hill, manent success.