Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, May 1, 1840, Page 1

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NOT THE QLOltV OF OiESAR 1IUT THE WELFARE OF ROME. BY II. B. STACY. FRIDAY, MAY 1, 1840. VOL. XIII--N0.671 Tftfi London lltvitio contains the following just ih' utc 10 the father of American Indepen dence : "Sim the reign of Washington in tho respect find a Jmiration of mankind, thortandard ofheroio ga.r has 1 cen changed real action liai taken fht ' ' ' '"theatrical ; public life is no longer a N iAt rut ami month oiijlut a true life, nmina ,.t I w ' ho amc true impulse., regulated I y the tamo true moral itie,ninenalilu to the tamo true judgment-', n-ithat of the simplest citizen, open to the winds of heaven, to the tun and to the falling: :ain." Mr. Emerson says in one of his discourse? "The perpetna1 ndtnnnilion ofnatnrctous i, 'The world is new, untried; do not lelicve tho past; 1 give you the universe n virgin to-day.' " To which his English reviewer replies "Hon orable is the world that i-hall come before us, ' as virgin to day,' but yet more honorable as a moth er of many children, with all whose toils and work and Mruggle-t nnd attainments we have brother's f.ympathy, and in whoso recognition wo rejoice with a brother's love." ICpWas there ever any thing more beautifully written, than the following by Jeremy Taylor 1 In sickness, the soul begins to herself for immortality. And first, she unties the strings of vanity, that made her upper garment cleave to the world, and sit uneasy. She puts oil' the light and fantastic summer-robe of lust and wanton appe tite. Next to this the soul, by tho help of sickness, knocks ofl'the fetters of pride and vainer compla cencies Then she draws the curtains, and stops the light from coming in, and takes the pictures down ; thoc fantastic images of self-love, and gay remembrances of vain opinion and popular noises Then the spirit stoops into the sol rietiei of humble thoughts, and feels corruption chiding the forward ness of fancy, and allaying the vapor of conceit and factious opinions Next to the-e, a the soul is still undressing, she take o!f the roughness of her great and little animoMies, and receives the oil of mercies and smooth forgiveness, lair inter pretations nnd gentle answers,dcigns of reconcile ment and Christian atonement, in their places-." THE EARLY DEAD. Early one morning n maiden went into her gar den, to gather herself a garland of beautiful roses. She found mem all yet in the bud, closed or half closed fragrant cups for the morning-dew. " 1 will not break you yet," said the maiden ; "The eun shall first open you ; then will your beauty be more radiant, and your fragrancemore delightful." She came at mid-day, and lo, the beautiful roses were eaten by the worm, bowed down by the rays of the sun, pale and withered. The maiden wept over her folly, and the next morning her garland was gathered early. His dearest children God calls early from this life, ere the sun has pierced them, or the worm has marred their beauty. The Paradise of children is o high degree of glory ; the most godly and just cannot enter there, for his soul has been stained by tin. N. V. Christian Jlcitcnger. THE FAIR FUGITIVE. A RUSSIAN LEGEND BY JAMES ALDniCII. "Oh welcome, pure-cyed faith, white handed hope, Thou hovering angci, gin wan gouien wings, And thou unblemished form of chastity ! I see ve vi-iblv and now I elieve That lie, the supreme good, to whom all things ill Are but as slavish officers of vengeance, Would send a glistening guardian, if need were To keep my life and honor unas-ailud." In the reign of CznrPoter, there resid ed in the city of Moscow', a gentleman of birth and education lutiueil rriour, a na tivo of Franco, who had left his country in disgust with tho political and religious excitements which agitated it, and which had been the means of depriving him of a large portion of his fortune, lie had but one only child, a daughter, named Eloisa, whose mother died suddenly. In addi tion to tho natural chords of affection which bind the parent to his offspring, she was endeared to Priour by a thousand adventitious associations, and ho lavished upon her all that wealth could procure. Prieur was received with every mark of respect by tho Czar, and his daughter immediately became tho idol of tho Rus sian court ; with descriptions of her ac complishments, her gentleness, her sym metry of form, and particularly of tho pleasing expression of her eyes, tho Rus sian legendary ballads were filled. ' Downcast, or shooting glances far, How beautiful her eyes, That blent the nature of the. Star With that of summer skies." To charms such as Eloisa possessed tho Czar was not insensible ; and neglecting his amiablo wife, Lady Catharine, tho noblest woman, if history maybe believed that ever shared tho regal honors of tho Russian throne, ho sought to win tho lovo of tho Gallic maiden by unmanly threat ening. Alardmcdbcyond mcasuroat his throat nnd her mediated degradation awaro nlso of his despotic power, and ability to accomplish, by tho aid ot his ready slaves almost whatever ho might desiro, Eloisa fled in terror secretly from tho metropolis without informing even her lather ot her intended destination. Threo leagues boyond tho walls of Moscow lay a marsh ol many miles m ox tent, covered with wild briers and bram hies : in tho milddlo of that swamp was ruined hut, onco, it was said, inhabited bv an anchorite, concerning whom many ibarful legends wero told by nurses to frirhton and subduo wayward children but whether tlio legends were truo or falso there was the swamp "And midway in the unsafe morals A sinale Island ro.-c Of firm lrv ground, with healthful grass Adorned, and shady boughs. A knowledge of that island, and of tho tales connected with it, Eloisa had gather ed from a vassal who lived upon the bor ders ol the morass, nnu who lor several years had supplied her father with game. Disgtiished shu sought this solitary hut, and besought him with ready rewards of gold, and promises of whatever ho might ask, to lead her through the swamp to that secluded and desolate retreat. Iho honest fowler, on hearing of her distress, refused her gold, and cheerfully conduc ted her to the littlo island, promissing to supply her daily with such food as ho could procure. Eloisa took possession ol her new habitation with a sense of thank fulness, and there she lived for two years a saintly anchoress, alike contented amid the snows or winter and the flowers and fruits of summer. During this time no one in Moscow knew anything of her fate ; all supposed her lost, and many believed through the Czar. Her father mourned her tlcad,and I tho Lady Catharine, (who was not igno rant ol her husband's passion,) shared with him his inconsolable grief. Upon the rude walls of her cabin, tho fair fugitive had hung a picture, in accor dance with Russian usage, of tho Mater JJoi.ono.SA, with which she communed every morning and evening. Even there in deepest solitude, she dreamed away her time in pleasant fancies and gentle occupations ; she cultivated the wild flo wers, and made companions of them and tho birds, that lived mound nor forest home; and when tho early winter came, and she saw the white swans passingsouth ward, she followed them in fancy on their flight to the vine-clad hills of her native France, and memory dwelt for hours, in delight on tho recollections of childhood, the Kremlin and the Czar were forgotten, the past became the present, and tho fu ture was disregarded. As Eloisa was indulging in a reverie, such as is here but poorly shadowed forth to the reader, a wounded deer came bounding through tho forest, and sunk down exhausted at her feet ; he was fol lowed by a Russian nobleman named In rack, who led on by the oxutenient of tho chase, had pursued his noble game through tho morass, encountering dangers of which to think mado him tremble. Led by his dogs, ho came boldly up to the stag, and blew a "death proclaiming blast." Eloisa, relying upon the strength which ever accompanies a virtuous mind, now came from a thicket, where, on Inrack's approach, she had taken shelter. Inrack, starting back with astonish ment, could only, with difficulty, find words to ask her whether she were the divinity of the place, or mortal maid, suf fering cruel confinement there under the power of some demon master, or wizard's camp. "Noble stranger, as your dress and ap pearanco bespeak you," said Eloisa, calmly, " you behold in me, as in this poor object of your poursuit, a stricken deer. 1 might have lain in my cover un observed, but from your deportment, sir, 1 judged that a sufibring woman would find in you a friend. I am not terrified shed no tears but 1 beseech vou when you return to Moscow, not to explain tho mystery which has accidentally been re vealed to you to day. I ask no more ; lor the honor of manhood do not deny a maiden in distress that reasonable boon." "Js it possible," sdd Inrcick, in amaze ment, "that you arc the maiden whose tidden disappearance from Moscow was the theme of every tongue whose mys terious fate has drawn unnumbered tears from the eyes of all those who wero too happy in tho enjoyment of your acquain tance 1 " My name is Eloisa Prieur," replied tho fair fugitive "do you know if my father lives s ' "1 have never informed him of my concealment, for fear, O wicked heart of mine ! that ho would re sign mo to tho Czar Ho lives," answered Inrack, "in inconsolable grief for yourlos In a moment was kindled m tho Dreast of Inrack, a passion strong as if it had been of years duration. IIo already look- d upon tho couth! Eloisa as his own, and besought her to trust to him her deliver-. ance. "Tho Czar, said ho, "has re pented in deepest grief his violent suit, as I have learned from his own lips, and from tho hps of Lady Calharino ; he has also sought in a thousand ways, to make reparation to your father. Therefore, gontlo maiden, if you will sanction my enterprise, 1 will make haste to Moscow, and return to you with tho strongest pled ges it sovereign can give, that you may return to your father and live happy and virtuous." Eloisa smiled a faint consent, and hope grew hold in tho breast of Inrack, who taking respectful leave, proceeded in all hastoto Moscow, and returned on tho third day after his doparturdlto tho lonely island in tho morass, and bore away his prize to her father's arms. Tho old man clasped Eloisa to his heart it matters not to our tale and the tears of joy which fell from his eyes "died make tho grooting seem like a dear farewell." Love eticceedod gratitude in tho breast of Eloisa; tho bridal day was appointed the bridal day arrived and the deliverer and delivered were united. "Meek Cnthanue had h"r own reward Tho Cz ir I e .towel a dower J And universal Mo cow shired '1 he triumph of that hour." TUB SBKTON OT COLOGNE. In tho year 1571 there lived at Co logne a rich burgomaster, whoso wife, Adelaide, then in the prime of her youth and beauty,fell sick and died. They had lived very happily together, and tin ugh out her fatal illness, the dealing husband scarcely quitted her bed-side for an in stant. During tho latter period of her sickness she did not suffer greatly; but the fainting fits grow more and more frequent and of increasing duration, till at length they became incessant, and she finally sank under them. It is well known that Cologne is a city which,as far as respects religion may com pare itselt with Home; on which account it was called, even in the middle ages Jtu- vict Ccrmaniat, and sometimes tho Stt- crcd Cilij. It seemed to me, as if, in after-times, it wished to compensate by piety tho misfortune of having been the birth-place of tho abominable Agippina. For many years nothing cle was seen butpriostsstudoiits,aud mendicant monks; while the bells wero ringing and tolling from morning till night. Even now you may count in it as many churches and cloisters as the year has days. The principal church is the cathedral of St. Peter one of tho handsomest buildings in all Germany, though still not so complete as it was probably intended by the architect. The choir alone is arched. The chief alter is a single block of black marble, brought along the Rhino to Colgnc, from Namur, upon the Minis. In the sacristy an ivory rod is shown, said to have belonged to the apostle Pe ter ; and in a chapel stands a gilded cof fin, with the names of the holy Three Kings inscribed. Their skulls are visible throng an opening two being white, as belonging to Caspar and Baltcsar the third black, for Molehior. It was in this church that Adelaide was buried with great splendor. In the spirit ol that age, which had more looting lor the solid than real taste more devotion and confidence than unbelieving fear she was dressed as a bride in flowered silk, a motley garland upon her head, and her pale lingers covered with costlv rings ; in which state she was conveyed to the vault of a little chapel, directly under the choir, in a cofiin with glass windows. Many of her lorelatlicrs wero already resting here, all embalmed, and, with their mummy forms, offered a strange contrast to the silver and gold with which they wero decorated, and teaching, in a peculiar fashion, the difference between the perishable and the imperishable. The custom of of embalming was, in the pre sent instance, given up ; and, when Adelaide was buried, it was settled that no one else should be laid there lor the future. With a heavy heart had Adolph follow ed luswile to her final resting place. J ho turet-bells, of two hundred and twenty hundred weight, lifted up their deep voi ces, and spread the sounds ol niournin through the wide city ; while the monks carrying tapers and scattering incense sang requiems Irom their huge vclluiii lo lios, which wero spread upon the music- desks in the choir. lint the service was now over; tho dead lay alone with the dead ; tho immense clock, which is onlv wound up onco a year, and shews tho course of the planets, as well as the hours of the day, was the only thing that had sound or motion in tho whole cathedral Its monotonous ticking seemed to mod tho silent grave. It was a stormy November evening, when Peter Bolt, tho Sexton of St. Peter's, was returning homo after this splendid funeral. Tho poor man, who had been married four years, had one child, a daughter, which his wife brought him in the second year of their marriage, and was again oxpectingher confinement. It was, therefore, with a heavy heart that ho had left tho church for his cottage, which lay damp and cold on tho banks of a river, and which, at this dull season, looked more gloomy than ever. At the door ho was met by the littlo Maria, who called out with great delight, "You must not go up stairs, father; tho stork has been here, and brought Maria a littlo brother !" a pieco of information more expected than agrcahlo, and which was soon after confirmed by tho appearance of his sister-in-law, with a healthy infant in her arms. His wife, however, had suffered much, and was in a state that required assistanco far boyond his means to supply. In this distress, ho bethought himsolf of thoJow, Isaac, who had lately advanced him a rillo on his old silver watch ; but now, unfortunately, ho had nothing more to pledge, and was forced to ground all his hopes on tho .Tow's com passion a very unsafo anchorage. Willi doubtful steps ho sought tho house of tho miser, and told his talo amidst tears and signs ; to .m oi whtcli Isaac listened with great patu.nce so much so, that liolt began to flutter lumseli with u lavorablo inswerto his petition. IS tit ho was disap pointed ; the Jew, having heard him out, coolly replied, that "ho could lend no in monies on a child it was no good pledge." Willi hitler execrations on tho usurer's hard-hearlclnoss, poor Bolt rushed from door ; when, to aggravate his .situation the first snow of tho season began to full, ind that so thick and fast, that, in a very short time, tho house-tops presented a single held of white. Immersed m Ins grief, ho missed his way across the market place, av when he least expected such a thiii';,, luii'd himself in the fiont oftlio cathedral. The great clock chimed three quarters it wanted then a quarter to twelve. Where was he to look for nssis- ance at such an hour or, indeed, at my hour 1 Ho had already applied to the lch prelates, and got lrom them all that their charity was likoty to give. Sud denly, a thought struck him like lighten ing ; he saw his little Maria Crying for the food ho could not give her his sick wife, lying in bed, with the infant on her exhausted bosom and then Adelaide, in her splendid cofiin, and her hand glittering with jewels that it could not grasp. "Of what are diamonds to her now V said ho to himself. " Is there any sin in rob bing (he dead to give to the living 1 I would not do such a thing for myself if I were starving no, Heaven forbid ! But lor mv wile and child ah ! that's quite mother matter." Quieting his conscience as well as he could with this opiat, he hurried home to get tllo necessary implements ; but by the time ho reache l his own door, his reso lution began to waver. The sight, ho wever, of his wife's distress wrought him up again to tho slicking-placo ; and hav ing provided himself with a dark lantern, the church-keys, and a crow to break open the cofiin, ho set out for the cathe dral. On the May, all manner ot'strange lancics crossed liiin : the earth seemed to shako beneath him it was the tottering of his own limbs ; a figure seemed to sign him back it was the shade thrown from some column, that waved to and fro as the lamp-liJit flickered in the nigt wind. But still the thought of home drove him on ; and even the badness of tho weather .carried this consolation with it he was the more likely to find tho streets clear, anil escape detection Ho hail now reached the cathedral. For a moment he paused on the steps,and then, tiSung heart, put the huge key into the lock, lo his laucy, it had never opened with such readiness belore. The holt shot back at the light touch of the key, and he tood alone in tho church trembling from head to foot. Still it was requisite to close tjie door behind him, lest its being open should be noticed by any one passing by, and give rise to sus picion? and, ashedidso, the story came across his mind oftlio man who visited ;: church at midnight to show his courege l'or a sign that ho had really been there he was to slick his knife into a coflin ; but in his hurrv and trepidation, he struck it through tho skirt of his coat without being aware of it, and supposing himself held hack by some supernatural agency, clropt clown dead lrom terror Full of these unpleasant recollections he tottered up the nave : and as the light successively flashed upon the .sculptured marines, it seemed as it the pale figtin. frowned ominoiish- upon him. But des peration supplied the place of courage lie kept on his wav to the choir des conded the steps passed through the long, narrow passage, with the dead heaped on either side opened Adelaide': chapel, unit stood at onco belore her col (in. There she lay, stiff and pale the wreath in her hair, and the jewels on lit fingers, gleaming strangely in thediin light of tho lantern. He oven fancied that he already smelt the pestilential broth ol decay, though it was lull early lor cor ruption to have begun his work. A sick noss soi.ed him at the thought ; and he leaned for support against ono oftlio luiniis, with his eyes fixed on the coffin when was it real or was it illusion ( change came over the face ofthe dead! IIo started back ; and that change, so indis cribablo, had passed away in an instant leaving a darker shadow on the features "If 1 had only time," ho said to him self "if I had only time, I would rather break open one of tho other coffins, and leave the lady Adelaido in quiet. Agi has destroyed all that is human in these mummies : they have lost that resem bianco to life which makes tho dead terrible, and f should no more mind hand ing them than so many dry hones. It all nonsense, though ; one is as harmlc astbu other, and since iho lady Adelaide house is tho easiest for my work, I must o on set about it. But the cofiin did not offer tho facilities ho reckoned upon with so much certainty Tho glass windows wero secured inwardly with iron wiro, leaving no spaco for tho admission oftlio hand, so that ho found himself obliged to break tho lid to pieces i task that, with his imperfect implements cost both timo and labor. As tho wood splintered and cracked under iho heavy blows ol the iron, tho cold perspiration poured in stroamsdown hisfaco, the sound isstirmg him more than all the rest that ho committing sacrilege. Before, it is only tho place, with its dark also- ations, that had terrified him : now ho began to bo afraid of himself, and would, without doubt, have given up the busi ness altogether, if the lid had notsuddenly flown to pieces. Alarmed at his very success, he started round, as if expecting to see some ono behind, watching his sa- ilege, and rcadv to clutch him ; and so strong had been the illusion, that when ho found this was not the case, ho fell upon his knees before tho coffin, exclaiming, rorgivomo, dear lady, it I take from you wlnt is of no use to yourself, while a ngie diamond vrnt make a poor family so ippy. It is not for myself Oh no ! is lor my wife and children. Ho thought tho dead looked more indly at him as he spoke thus, and cor linly the livid shadow had passed away from her face. Without more delay, he lised the cold baud to draw the rings from its finger ; hut what was his horror when the dead returned his grasp ! his hand was clutched : aye firmly clutched, though that rigid face and form lay there as motionless as ever. Willi a crv of hor ror he burst away, not retaining so much presence of mind as to think of the light Inch ho left burning by the cofiin This howower, was of little consequence ; fear an find its way in the dark, and he rushed through the vaulted passage, up the steps through the choir, and would have found his way out, had he not, in his hurry, for- otten the stone called the Devil s hlonc, which lies in the middle of the church, and which, according to the legend was cast there by the Devil. Thus much is certain it has lallen lrom the arch, and they still show a hole, above, through which it is said to have been hurled. gainst this stone the unlucky sexton stumbled, pist as the clock struck twelve, ind immediately ho fell to the earth in a leathhko swoon. 1 he cold, soon brought hi in to himself, and on recovering his senses he again lied, winged by terror, and fully convinced that he had no hope of escaping the vengeance of tho dead, cept by tho confession of bis cnme,and gaining the lorgiveness ot her lainilv. With this view he hurried across the market-place to the Burgomaster's house wheio he had to knock long before he could attract any notice. Tho whole household lay in a profound sleep, with the exception of tho unhappy Adolph, who was sitting alone on the same sofa where he had so often sat with hi Adelaide. Her picture hung on the wall opposite to him though it might rather be said to feed his grief than to afford him my consolation. And vet, as most would do under such circumstances, ho dwelt upon it the more intently even from the pain it gave bun and it was not till the sex ton had knocked repeatedly that he awoke from his melancholy dreams. Housed at last he opened tho window and inquired who it was that disturbed him at such au unseasonable hour 1 "It is onlv I, Mr. Burgomaster," was the answer. " And who arc vou ! " again asked do1ph. " Bolt, the sexton of St. Peter's, Mi Burgomaster; I have a thing of the ut most importance to discover to you. Naturallv associating the idea of Ade laide with tho sexton oftlio church, where she was but id. Adolph was immediately anxious to know .something morn of the iter, and, taking up a wax light, h hastened down stairs, and himself opened tlio door to liolt. "What havo vou to sav to mes" hr; exclaimed. "Not here, Mr. Burgomaster," replied the anxious sexton ; "not here we may be overheard. Adolph, though wondering at this af fectation of mystery, motioned bun in and closed the door when Bolt, throwin himself at his feet, confessed all that had happened. Ihe anger ol Adolph mixed with compassion, as ho listened to the strange recital ; nor could ho refuse to Bolt the absolution which the poor follow deemed so essential to his security from tho vengeance ofthe dead. At the same time ho cautioned him to maintain a pro found silence on the sul ject towards every ono else, as otherwise tho sacrilege might he allended with serious consequences it not being likely that tho ecclesiastic, to whom tho judgment of such matters he longed wotild view his fault with equal in dulgence. He even resolved logo him self to tho church with Bolt, that he might investigate tho afiiiir moro thoroughly. But to this proposition tho soxton gave a prompt and positive denial. "I would ruber," hoi exclaimed "I would rather bo dragged to the scallbld than again dis turb the roposo of tho dead." This de claration, so ill-timed, confounded Adolph. On tho ono hand, he felt an undefined curiosity to look moro narrowly into this mysterious business ; on tho other hand, ho could not help feeling compassion for the soxton, who, it was ovident, was la boring under the inlluonco of a delusion which ho was utterly unablo to subdue. Tho poor fellow trembled all over, as if shaken by au aguo fit, and painted tho situation of his wife and his pressing po verty with such a palo faco and such des pair in his eyes, that ho might himself havo passed for a church-yard spectre Tho Burgomaster again admonished him to bo silent for tho fear ofthe consequent cos and, giving him a couple of dollars to relievo his immediate wants,senthim homy to his wife and family. Being thus deprived of his most natural ally on this occasion, Adolph summoned m old and confidential servant, of whoso secrocv he could have no doubt. To his iitestion ol "Do you fear tho dead?" Hans stoutly replied, "They aro not half so ingerous as tho living. " Indeed !" said the Burgomaster. "Do you think, then, that you havo courage enough to go into tho church at night i "In the way of my duty, yes," replied Unns, " not otherwise. It is not right to triflo with holy matters." "Do you believe m ghosts, flans Tr continued Adolph " Yes, Mr. Burgo master." "Do you fear them ?" "No Mr. Bur gomaster. 1 hold by Ood, and ho holds up mo ; and God is the strongest." Will you go with me to the cathedral, Hans? I have had a strange dream to night : it seemed to me as if my deceased wife culled to mc from tho stccplewindow." "I see how it is," answered Hans : "tho sexton has been with you, and put this whim into your head, Mr. Burgomaster. These grave-diggers arc always seeing ghosts. "Put a light into your lantern," said iVdolph, avoiding a direct reply to this observation of the old man. "Be silent. nd follow inc." "If vou bid me," said Hans, "I must of course obey ; for you aro my magistrate as well as my master. Herewith he lit tho candle in the lan tern, and followed his master without far ther opposition. Adolph hurried into tho church with hasty steps ; but the old man, who went before him to show the way, delayed him with his reflections, so that their progress was but slow. Even at the threshhold ho stopped, and flung the light of his lantern upon the gilded rods over the door, to which it is a custom to add a fresh one every year, that people may know how long the reigning elector has lived. " 1 hat is an excellent custom," said Hans ; " one has only to count thoso staves, and one Icarus immediately how long the gracious elector has governed us simple men. iNot a monument would he pass without first stopping to examine it by the lanternlight, and requesting tho Burgomaster to explain its inscription, although he had spent his three-and-sixty years in Cologne, and, duriug that period had uecn in the habit ol trequeuting it al most daily. Adolph, who well knew that no repre sentations would avail him, submitted pa tiently io uie mimors oi ins oiu servant, contenting himself with answering bis questions as briefly as possible ; and in this way they at last got to the high altar. Hero Hans made a sudden stop, and was not to bo brought any farther. "Quick I" exclaimed the Burgomnstor, who was beginning to lose his patience ; for his heart throbbed with expectation. "Heaven and all good angels defend us !" murmured Hans through his chatter ing teeth, while ho in vain felt for his rosary, which yet hung as usual at has girdle. " Wrhat is tho matter now 1 " cried Adolph. " Do you see who sits there ?" replied Hans. "Where?" exclaimed his master; "I see nothing ; hold up the lantern." Heaven shield us !" cried tho old man; "there sits our deceased lady, on the altar in a long white veil, and drinks out of tho sacramental cup !" With a trembling hand beheld up the lantern in the direction to which ho poin ted. It was, indeed, as he had said. There she sat, with the paleness of death upon her face her white garments wa ving heavily m the night wind, that rushed through the aisles of the church and holding the silver goblet to her lips with long,' bony arms, wasted by protacted illness. Even Adolph's courage began to waver. "Adelaide," he cried, "I conjure you in tho name of the blessed Trinity, answer me is it thy living self, or hut thy shadow V " Ah ! " replied a faint voire, "you buried mo alive, and, hut for this wine, I had perished from exhaustion. Como up to me, dear Adolph: 1 am no shadow but I shall soon ho with shadows, unless I receivoyour speedy succour." "(lo not near her!" said Hans; "it is the Evil One, that has assumed tho b'les scd shape of my lady to destroy you." "Away, old man !" exclaimed Adolph, bursting from tho feeble grasp of his ser vant, nnd rushing up the steps of tho altar. It was indeed Adelaido that ho hold in his eager embrace tho warm and living Adelaido! who had been buried for dead in her long trance, nnd had only escaped from tho gravo by tho sacrilegious daring of The Scxlon of Cologne. "M dear.Iuliu," j-md ono pretty gir" to onothrr, "ean you malic up vour mind to marry that odious Mr. PiiuilT' "Whv, my drar Mary," leplied Julia, "1 leliae 1 could'lakii himnl a pinch." E PI OH AM. Ir wonh were food, Tom might le fhewn To live dirl cheap j he eats hi own.

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