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played at the well-furnished table in “ Ho! ho! ho!” shouted the Gnome, his illuminated hall.
“ thou art come for thy bride, I see! Ruthelm himself, when, that night, look that thy footing be sure !” after pious orisons and vows,'he Aung At the same moment he kicked the his limbs to rest, under the lofty tester ladder, and Sir Ruthelm beheld every of his richly carved and draperied bed, stave gradually break asunder one by could not help wondering at the gloit one; one by one he heard them clatter of hope he experienced. Yet, in after down the sides of the Kedrich, till at days, he always declared, that during last the one on which his foot was that night, whenever he awoke, he placed crashed from under him, while heard violent bursts of half-stified the staves above him were converted laughter, sometimes outside the arched into wreathed and fanged and hissing and painted lattice, sometimes under the serpents. arinorial shield upon the massy mantel A desperate spring placed him clear piece, and sometimes behind the red of the enchanted ladder, but in scarcely and green hangings of the pictorial arras. a less perilous situation. By the sheet
Day had scarcely begun to tinge the strength of his nervous arms he see mountain 1ops, when the young knight cured himself on a projecting crag, over. of Konigstein repaired to the foot of the matted with the gnarled roots of an old Kedrich, where, to bis unspeakable de- beech. While thus suspended between light, he found a great ladder, composed heaven and earth, ten thousand ugly of the stems and branches of beech and noises of fiends hurtling in his ears, pine-trees, aspiring to such an incre- and the horrid depth of countless fa dible height, that although his eye was thoms below dizzying his eyes, his ago unable to ascertain its termination, he nized glance caught the distant towercould not but think that it conducted vanes of the cathedral and other churches him to the retreat of the charming Gare of Mayence, glittering in the morning lind. All nature wore a hallowed smile sun. around: the broad disk of the sun ben “Holy Virgin !" ejaculated the luck. gan to tinge the forests and hill tops less youth, to thee I appeal! thou with golden green;
à soft fresh air knowest that my intentions are pure! fluttered among the dewy silken leaves, Remember not my sins, but save me and seemed to sow with sun-sparks the from these demons! Give me but to blue ripples of the Rhine ; the distant rescue that innocent girl, and I vow to lowing of cattle, and the cheerful songs build a chapel in thine honour, and of the herdsmen were heard from afar, endow it with a fifth of my revenue !" filling up the pauses between the clangs Tradition says that these words had of the matin bell from some adjacent hardly escaped his lips, when the hellmonastery; while a thousand happy ish hubbub in the ait ceased, a swoon birds caroled from their green and overpowered his serises, and when he shady citadels hymns to the new-born awoke it was in the castle-hall of Low day.' Could it be possible that beings rich; while the first objects that his eye adverse to man could have power at
encountered were the soft, dark, wonsuch a heavenly hour?-Yet Ruthelm dering eyes of Garlind anxiously bent could not altogether keep down cer over him, and the venerable form of tain misgivings that assajled him as he Sibold, clasping him in his arms, and climbed the first twenty steps of the hailing him as the chairpion and brideladder ; however, as he proceeded in groom of his child ! the long ascent, his spirits grew lighter, CAUTION.- Dr. Southey, one day and when he had reached about mid- preaching before the king (Charles 11.), way, he was so exhilarated by the pro- and some of his dissolute courtiers, spect of success, that he fairly laughed (who had been spending the preceding aloud with glee. A most portentous night in a manner quite dissimilar echo had that ill-timed merriment !- from preaching and praying), observing No longer half-stifled, as in the mine, his royal and noble auditors to have , or at Konigstein, but loud and explosivé, entirely resigned themselves to sleep, a burst of laughter drowned his own; suddenly stopped in his discourse, and and Ruthelm, looking up, beheld the called three times on the Earl of Laufeatures of the formidable Kobold die derdale; and on the earl's starting up, lated to a gigantic size, and proportion- the doctor coolly addressed him in the ably increased in diabolical deformity, following manner : “My Lord Lauderwith the old hideous expression of dale, I called upon you, merely to cau. laughing malice swelling in every li- tion you against snoring so loud, lest
you should wake his majesty."
forming with gestures as ludicrous as
their dress is inappropriate. No deNot yet, not yet; a few brief hours Are mine to linger still,
scription could possibly convey a perTo gaze upon the ivy'd towers
fect idea of this ludicrous engraving. That crown my native hill
But the reader will ask, “ Are the To glance o'er each familiar tree
costume of the characters in the plays That shades that lovely spot
of Shakspeare properly attended to in All that must soon forsaken be, But shall not be forgot.
the present day?". We answer no. Some
three or four years ago, or, perhaps, For, now a wanderer I must roam, The sport of every wave,
more, Planché did much to reform the Far from my childhood's much-loved home, costume of our stage, and something And from my father's grave!
like attention was paid to historical "Nor can I hope in other clime
propriety. But now, if you should To find a home as dear;
happen to visit (and we envy not the Hearts cannot change with place or time, And mine will still be here.
man who is compelled to do it) the For here, with father, sister, friend,
“Great Theatres' twice in one week,' With Nature's holiest ties,
you may, for your edification, see Another name was wont to blend,
“ Othello performed, and witness lago And other dreams to rise.
in an appropriate dress ; but then this "Twould soothe me'when, in other days, pleasure would be too great without
With other thoughts, I ranged On wood, and hill, and tower to
alloy, too overpowering: go next night, And find them still unchanged,
and you may see a play of the time of But, now, a tyrant's stern command
Charles the Second performed in almost, Constrains me hence to roam ;
the same costume; there will be the Then, oh ! farewell my father's land! same hat and feathers, the same doublet, Farewell my only home.l.
the same boots (but these latter appear Whate'er'of valley, or of hill, In other lands I see
in twenty characters), and, in fact, That will I deem the loveliest place,
nearly the whole dress, &c. will be the That leads my thoughts to thee,
identical pieces in which the wily villain acted his part.
We went a short time since to CoSTAGE COSTUME.
vent Garden, to witness the perform
ance of “ The Merry Wives of WindQur attention was called to this sub. sor,"
and, oh, what a medley of costume
was there! Justice Shallow, Bardolph ject the other day, by seeing at a bro- and “mine Ancient," were each in ker's shop an engraving of Mr. Quin, dresses of different periods, and Sir in the character of Coriolanus. When John himself had on the jerkin, slops, our eyes first fell on this ludicrous hat, boots, and Scottish broadsword, print we were ready to expire with which has been long since iinmortalized laughter, and could a reduced copy of by the Staffordshire potteries as a chim, it be introduced into the Olio, we should tremble for the sides of our read- Rugby was dressed in livery of the
ney ornament; but, to crown all, Jack ers. But we must attempt to describe time of Hogarth, and Doctor Caius it, First, then, the most conspicuous looked like one of the portraits of figure in the group stands Quin him- Kneller, with a black wiy, court sword self, in a costume that would in this and ruffles !-We had a female friend day, mych as the subject has been neg- with us, and that compelled us to sit lected, turn a tragedy into a broad farce out the play ; but as we left the house, and convulse the audience with laugh- something like a curse against the bad ter, He has on his head what appears taste of the manager escaped our lips. to be a jockey's cap; his arms are cased in broad-cloth sleeves, with large cuffs ; his habergeon might be sketched with a FEMALE Eye.-A modern writer gives pencil, but the pen could never do jus, the following enumeration of the imtice to it; it sticks out all round like a pression of a female eye. The glare, hooped petticoat! Beneath this peep the stare, the sneer, the invitation, the the actor's knees, defended by breeches defiance, the denial, the consent, the of his day, below which are (stare not glance of love, the flash of rage,
the reader) stockings ! The legs are ter- sparkling of hope, the languishment of minated by half-boots. The suppliant sofiness, the squint of suspicion, the fire females in the group are attired in the of jealousy, and lustre of pleasure. costume of the time of our Queen Mary of martyr-making memory, and are per
For the Olio.
ELEGIAC TO THE IVY.
work of Medina's own hands, and For the Olio.
made out of an old brass candlestick!
George Psalmanazar, well known in Unfold, thou tapestry of the forest tower, Where yon ravine its umber'd womh' dis- the literary world, and to whose laplays;
bours we owe much of the great univerUnfold to Fancy's Hall and Fiction's Bower sal history, exceeded in powers of deThe high traditions of forgotten days.
ception any of the great impostors of Say, for thou can’st, what chival'rous emprize learning. His Island of Formosa was
Emblazed the barons of thy wither'd walls ? How oft thy foliage waved with scented sighs,
an illusion eminently bold, and mainof maids love-stricken, in thy banner'd hallsi tained with as much felicity as erudiHast thou not futter'd as the breezy tides
tion; and great must have been that of harp and song the festal chambers shook? erudition, which could form a pretendChambers, whose herbage the green lizard ed language and its grammar, and fer
hides, Songs barter'd for the screams of owl and
tile the genius which could invent the rook.
history of an unknown people. It is And when the night-wind swept thy cluster'd said that the deception was only satisleaf,
factorily ascertained by his own peniAnd skies were moonless and the stars all tential confession; he defied and baf
dim; And the far ocean thunder'd on the reef,
fled the most learned. The literary imDrowning the midnight monastery hymn; postor Lauder had much more audacity When sleep sank balmy on the fainting frame, than ingenuity, and he died contemned And the dow'r, dew-drunk, slumber'd on its by all the world. Genius and learning bed ;
are ill directed in forining literary imHast thou not seen the Feudal foeman's flame, Blend castle, woods and skies in one vast positions, but at least they must be disred?
tinguished from the fabrications of or'Tis thipe with fearful circumstance to tell, dinary impostors. How murder nightly stalk'd th' adjacent A singular forgery was not' long ago
glade; The black corse welt'ring in the sunless dell,
practised on Captain Wilford by a And the pale phantom of thy haunted shade. learned Hindu, who, lo ingratiate him
self and his studies with the too zealDear to romance, to glowing wonder dear,
Each gust a legend in thy bosom swells; ous and pious European, contrived to And fondly list’ning, contemplation's ear, give the history of Noah and his three Delights to chronicle each tale it tells.
sons, in his “Purana,” under the dea Triumphant thou; antagonist of Time, signation of Satyavrata. Captain WilCrown'd by decay, while Fame thy vassal ford having read the passage, transcrib
lies : O'er castled dust aspires thy pile sublime,
ed it for Sir William Jones, who transHeir of old age, and sire of centuries!
lated it as a curious extract. But it HORACE GUILFORD. afterwards appeared, that the whole
was an interpolation by the dexterous IMPOSTURES OF LITERARY MEN. introduction of a forged sheet, discoContinued from page 280.
loured, and prepared for the purpose
of deception, and which, having served A LEARNED antiquary, (says Mr. his purpose for the moment, was afterSwinburne) Medina Conde, in order to wards withdrawn. Sir William Jones favour the pretensions of the church, would not have been deceived, had he in a great law-suit, forged deeds and seen this MS., for he detected a similar inscriptions, which he buried in the impudent fraud immediately on inspecground, where he knew they would tion. The forgery is preserved in Lord shortly be dug up again. Upon their Teignmouth's memoirs of that elegant being found, he published engravings scholar. of them, and gave explanations of their Of authors who have sold their unknown characters, making them names to be prefixed to works they out to be so many authentic proofs never read; or, on the contrary, who and evidences of the assertions of the have prefixed the names of others to clergy.
their own writings, for a certain remuThe Morocco Ambassador purchased neration, it is sufficient to mention the of him a copper bracelet of Fatima, circuinstances. As an anecdote from which Medina proved by the Arabić the secret memoirs of literature, we inscription and many certificates, to be may notice one of that encyclopedic genuine, and found among the ruins of genius, Sir John Hill; he owned to a Alhambra, with other treasures of its friend once, when he fell sick, that he last king, who had hid them there in had over fatigued himself with writing the hope of better days. This famous seven works at once. One of which bracelet turned out afterwards to be the was on architecture, and another on
cookery. This hero once contracted But of all the impostures in the anto translate Swammerdam's works on nals of literature, that of the Shaksinsects for fifty guineas. After the peare papers by Ireland, is, perhaps, agreement with the bookseller, he pere the most remarkable. That a boy so fectly recollected that he did not un young and so inexperienced, should derstand a single word of the Dutch have imposed upon so many LEARNÉD(!) language. Nor did there exist a French men, must be a matter of astonishment translation. The work, however, was to the present generation.
It was not the less done for this small obsta- whispered a short time since, that cle. Sir John bargained with another young Ireland," who is now living, translator for twenty-five guineas.-- was about to publish his reminiscences. The second translator was precisely in We hope the intention has not been the same situation as the first ; as ig- abandoned. The history of that extranorant, though not so well paid as the ordinary humbug must be replete with knight. He rebargained with a third, interest. We may notice other imposwho perfectly understood his original, tures in a future number. , E. M. A. for twelve guineas. So that the translators who could not translate feasted
PAINFUL IMPRESSIONS. on venison and turtle, while the modest drudge, whose name never appeared to
On the high coloured windows of Mary's old the world, broke in patience his daily
As I marked the meridian magnificenee fall; The craft of authorship has many Through burgonet, mitre, dalmatique and mysteries of its own; many memora Of barons and prelates in painting imprest. ble, though uncommemorated anecdotes. Each tall Gothic lattice was frequently seen The great patriarch and primeval To stain my.companion red, yellow and
green; dealer in English literature is said to
I turn'd, and with hasty anxiety cried, have been Robert Green, one of the Are you ill ?'- Not at all,' half in fear he most facetious, profligate, and indefa
replied; tigable of the Scribleri family. He laid
What makes you suppose so?'— Alas! 'tis
too plain, the foundation of a new dynasty of Since I see you change colour, so oft, with the literary emperors. The first act by pane.'
HORACE GUILFORD. which he proved his claim to the throne of Grub-street has served as a model to his numerons successors—it was a THE CHATEAU OF VINCENNES. cheating ambidextrous trick ! Green sold his “ Orlando Furioso" to two The following description of this different theatres, and is supposed to chateau is given by a recent traveller. be the first `author in English literary The royal chateau of Vincennes is history, who wrote as a trader; or as at the distance of little more than a crabbed Anthony Wood phrases it, mile from Charenton, and I took it in in the language of celibacy and cyni- my way to the latter place. It is intecism," he wrote to maintain liis wife, resting as one of the ancient residences and that high loose course of living, of the kings of France, as well as from which poets generally follow.” With the events in history with which it is a drop still sweeter, old Anthony de- connected. The external appearance scribes Gayton, another worthy, “he of this ancient edifice is that of a cascame up to London to live in a shirk- tle, with a lofty square donjon keep in ing condition, and wrote trite things, the centre, extensive walls, a ditch, and merely to get bread to sustain him and parapets ; but it does not seem to be a his wife.” The hermit Anthony seems place of any considerable strength as a to have had a mortal antipathy against fortress. I ascended to the top of the the Eves of literary men. The anec- keep, which, from its great elevation, dote of Green's ambidextrous ma commands an extensive view of the nouvre is this :-He sold his play to country round Paris in every direction. the Queen's players for twenty nobles, The cheerless apartments and turret but when the Queen's players were in staircases of the chateau render it very the country, he resold it to the Lord unfit, according to modern notions, for Admiral's for as much more. It was a palace, though it was occupied as after this, that in open defiance to the such by the kings of France till Louis rival proprietors, he published his XIV. built the magnificent halls of Ver“ Thieves falling out, true men come sailles ; its security, however, compenby their goods; or, the bell-man want- sated in perilous times for its want of ed a clapper.”
comfort and architectural splendour.
h more recent times the keep has been “ Here are deposited the bones of principally nised as a prison for distin- Louis Antoine Henry, of Bourbonguished persons, and among others, the Conde, Duke d'Enghien, who, during Prince de Polignac.
the exile of the legitimate king, abode It was here that the formal murder of amongst foreigners beyond the Rhine, the Duc d'Enghien was perpetrated by and, being taken by the shares of a the orders of Napoleon The young tyrant, in defiance of the law of nations, Duke had been seized by a party of was wickedly condemned and shot French cavalry, at a short distance within the walls of this castle, in the from Strasburg, on the other side of the night of the twenty-first of March, Rhine, and in the neutral territory of 1804-Aged thirty-one years, seven Baden. That he had gone thither for months, nineteen days. some purpose of secret hostility to the “ Louis XVIII. restored to the government of the First Consul, is not throne of his ancestors--commanded improbable; that, however, no conspi- the remains of this most lamented racy to take away the life of Napoleon Prince, which had been buried with, was proved against him is certain. Out ceremonies, to be taken up, and The military chief of France professed, with sacredly-appointed piacular rites and might have reason, to suspect; to be interred beneath this monument; and, despot-like, he dispensed with on the 14th day of February, 1816." proof, broke the law of nations, made a In the chapel, which is a chaste and nockery of justice, and purchased a elegant specimen of Gothic architectyrant's peace by shedding the blood of ture, is shown a large silver bowl, him who stood, or might have stood, in highly worked, which was brought
Talleyrand is accused' by from Palestine by a royal crusader. Napoleon of having constantly instiga. The walls of the chateau include seveted him to tbis deed, and of having kept ral piles of building, principally inback a letter from the unfortunate Bour.' tended as barracks for the garrison, by bon pleading for his life, until the which Vincennes is regularly occu-, muskets of the executioners had decided pied. When the allied armies sumhis fate. That such a letter, had it moned this place in 1814, its commanreached its destination in time, would der, General Jominot, refused to sur. have produced any impression on the render; and it was allowed to remain marble soul of the despot, cannot for intact, as being (I suppose) of little or an instant be supposed.
no importance to those who were als It was nine at night when young ready sure of the capital. A park and d'Enghien was brought a captive to woods belonging to the chateau extend Vincennes. The formality of a trial' to the village of Charenton. was immediately gone through; and, two hours before day-break,-so foul a murder being appropriately committed
INDIAN PETITION. under the pall of night, and by the lurid glare of torches,-he was led out
The following simple, yet elegant apinto the fosse of the castle, and shot.
peal, was lately made by a tribe of InMy blood ran cold when that dismal dians to the council of Prince Edward
Island. ditch, beneath the lofty walls of the castle, and the precise spot where the “To the Great Counsellors of Prince young prince fell, now marked by a Edward Island. The speech of Olimonument, were shown to me.
ver Thoma, Louis Francis Alguimou, In the beautiful Gothic chapel of the Paul Jacques, and other chiefs of castle is a marble monument to the
this işland. Duc d'Enghien, sculptured in the ela “ Fathers,- Before the white men borately allegorical style which accords crossed the great waters, our woods with French taste. The Duke is re. offered us food and clothes in plenty; presented as receiving his death.wound the waters gave us fish, and the woods from Tyranny, which would hide its game ; our fathers were hardy, brave, horrid features with an uplifted robe, and free; we knew no want ; we were whilst it plunges a dagger into the vica the only owners of the land. tim's heart; France weeps at the crime, Fathers,—When the French came but, being fettered, cannot prevent it; to us, they asked us for land to set the Duke meets his fate with compo- their wigwams; we gave - it freely. sure. A Latin inscription, of which In return they taught us new arts; prothe following is a translation, is placed tected and cherished us ; sent holy on the monumerit:
men, our fathers, amongst us, who