SPDQIB OMST Slo toudhcd his harp, nnd nations henrd, entranced." For the Frco Press. TO ELLA. 7,une "Woodman, spore that troo." T.lla, sing for mo 'Hi j soiiL' you used to siiirj Tor mem lir-s of tlio-'odajn, Do always pleasures bring. Wo were yotinj; and gay, Nor thmiyht of earo or sorrow And funuv's wildest play Foretold but good to-morrow. But falo has dashed away That cup so ricli and sweet) And vo must part to-day, l'erliitiH no moro to meet I Then, hlla, fiiih for mo Tliu Sony! you used to shift Tor tni'iu'rii a of llioso dap. Sad pleasure always brim;. Within a red, red roe, A neatly drop of duw, Shall never fail to wnltu Swot memories of you. Vo tell thy truth, the droii'i, - Thv love, tho rotc-bud'a duty. Ami both in one combined, Hcmind mo of thy beauty. But, Kll.i, we must part, Perhaps never to m et , Vet know that in my heart, Tliino imago liccps its seat. Then, Klhi, sing for me, Tho sonjryuu used to p'uigi I'or memories of theo Shall fondest pleasure brinij. progress nnd aim. Inliirininil ntl'icr-r. 'Ho has mocked us full T ho s avo nrostrated herself at tho foot ol explained minutely its past t long. Cut him down I' 1 her mistress ; then rising rovcrontly kissed present state, uuu its uitimnto oim. sno Hut ore tho guard wlitcn were nuout me nor nana unu giuiou nom 1110 cuumucr , miuimu uu muigivu iuiisu, whui uuu emperor and ids daughter, and which tho while tho lovely Eylla, her virgin bosom admiration. oflicer commanded, could obey this com- tortured and bewildered by ti thousand now Tho moon began to pour its fading light . .. . I . .1 . .'I. I I . . .1 t.. ..... ..II ..I !.... !..!.. ll,n .i,clnKi, !' ill., ...... it. maud, tho crowd oponcu to mo rigui unu unu siraugo inouguis, yoi nn pieusiug, iu- "-a...n -muun ui mu Uiv mu left and received tho destined victim into seated herself in tlio window and gazed va- princess called tho wondering Ophiel, and their bosom. cantly upon a rango of gardens, villas, fotui- bade her seo tho man was reconducted in ' Hew your way to him I' cried the noble, tains, towers and domes, all mingled in gor- sateiy ami secrecy to ins nuotio. ' Cut the sluvi's in pieces!' geous confusion, nnd lying like u magic scone In this intcrviow, the princess detected 'Nay, my siro, will you lot blood bo spilled beneath tho radiance of tho moon, which her lovo for tho youth, and to her pleased on this sacred time V nload tha sweet nnd Hooded all with a liulit so mellow that tho surprise discovered his for herself. Cupid AN' OI)U, "What constitute'! a state? Xot hiurh laisul battlement or lofty mound, Thick wall or moated sate : not cities proud, with spires and turrets crowned, ;sot nays aim inonil armcil port?, Whi'ff, Luiglilni; at the storm, rich, nivies rid?, Not starred and pam;lcd court.'!, Whcio low bio we'd bssencsa wafts perfume jr.ide. No : Mr.s high minded Mr.;? Willi poweis as far above di.ll brutes endued, In toreii, brake or den, As beasts uxeil cold rocln and brambles rude) Men who their duties know. Who know their riyhls, and knowing, dare maintain, i-rcont uiu ion:: ainuii wow, And crush tho tyrant while they rend the chain s Theto constitute a Mate. And soveio.u law, and state's collected will, u er tlironcs ami clones clato nnrnnsi vo en of t in nrincuss bv a, wiio. w io u seemed to bo seen through u sea oi is u iruo uomocrni. no snows no rann.- riding in tho chariot beside the emperor, had transparent silver. I h J'ot encouraged by the princess, and witnessed this scene. V. ready to take all upon a cast, at length did 'Thovnro mv slaves, nnd it is in their t il, ,W nf Inwh. dnt nf mmU nnd boldly conliss Ins daring passion, nnd then hlnod that I limit nbovo their heads.1 was tho ., i ,.,.,, n:,ru,r nf tin, rni.iml. nt prepared his mind for death. But to his stem ronlv of tho tvrant. ..,,, n,n,,,li,T ,,nu hv tlm liitht nf surpriso and joy, tho gentle and lovely wo 1 Way, lather I tho moon : the beams of whci rested like "'" ""l " ? "sioncu w mm, mu inner Lot them die ! saw you not that tho serf snow nat;0 t.s. w,it0 ,cad. Suddenly a !ur confessed her love. Hero was a singu- rcuoiied.- shadow passed between him and his light, avwwm w nunum uyus; Nay, be did but protect his lilc.1 and ho looked tin. a P"cess anil a peasant vowing to each otlt And wliornfnro should ho duro save his ;i-.,. i. , I er, lovo undyinc, lovo unchancintr, lovo cter . ' . . ..ni i.n.i i ... r..ii.. ..M...l.Knl. I lllll. UVJIll II. IU JJUVU Hill LSlillHISMUU uiu axiom, that 'two extremes meet. Ho had magically brought together two noble spirits that rsaturo anil l-ortuno Mad suntlcred wide Well hath Maria del Occidcnto sung, aturo never formed n soul Without its own peculiar mate.' PART THE SECOND I Thrno months passed away, and in the interim the lovers met frequently, and as tho violets that grow in couples arc sweetest The lovely princess fell upon his neck and . ,,,,,; bov, saij tll0 old man, lifting his ( n , In?!!. TS Ar vZr itofully kissed him, and in utraiiKonfluclion sliakinr I n.-er. V . y lS, f their young he returned it, and then sternly Initio the . .Vi ,,enn UoaA snillcd this dav. ;..... .. 1 " . .. . , procession move one. But Eylla-for cu- UIU1 were it not that tho tyrant was the fait Somo vouA a in riosity to gn.o on a man for whom so many cr of tho fllil. rJncuss yH, I would slay 1, B ..I II f. iiiuu uus, iiau iuu iiui iusuuk iiiiii uui t IC S myvr Wit I Illy OWn liailU." linrni.nflii.r rnmintrtn tlio i,Mnn ,1,,, in the crowd-did not pass on.eroshe rocoiv- . mi, S0I1, chid, ,lenco I Speak "os S d d nlm t e cd from the dark eves of a handsomo vottth , scl ,v,mhl Km tl.U il.v wnr.U mvn m2st TU'' Ld dlPlo.ma, ' t0 hao secured the i . . . . " . . . . -j w. i en hit v fii iinr nninirn uu nnrm ittti rr cn i nmrM a look o, gratelul Homage at.d acknow ot lg- Jeon caught up, and swift wings are hoaring ous , 'smoJu jht a inuiu iui, uiu ut;iiiiuiii3 ui uiu ii iiiuai ,Q, tQ i , cuineroi 's cars. nat aiietu drew her as near to tho hearts of her subjects t,eo i as Ilio storucss ot her father removed lum I ,avc whispered rebellion,1 continued from them so Montezuma felt it was no in- the votintr man, heedless of his father's suit tor his gaze, low as he was, to meet that Words, ' in tho willing ears of thirty thotis ot too iinncoss, ami to inaiiK in;r lor iier an(j 0f my follow slaves ' his life, wlien my ollicer of tho guard was ,avo beguiled tho hours waiting thy coming, pleased to take it V by putting a stitch, as well as my old eyes 'Nay father! scu how tho poor people will let me, here and there in the net. You full before tho woanons of tho lierco miards. n,-n iln And look ! thoy press up to fill tho gap, and m'vo need to bo palo, sir,' said the wmi inuir nu.iris piiiLu ,i uiirnui uuiouun in i yotitti , casting liuiiscll upon a settee uesmo vengeance ami us vicum i t ho door. lie who carries tlie ruutiy cnceK 'Therefore should they die!' of a careless heart, at tliis time, loves not 'Spare him spare them father, for my his conntrv. and has no manhood. We tiro sake bid them hold! Shall Eylla plead in n nation of slaves, father but liifht has vainl' broke in upon us. Tho tyrant shall dio and 'Axcala, call oliyour guards. Their inso- ,,,;,;, blood shall no lomrer bo counted wa- lenco is enougn punisnco. tor The lovnlv nrinressfi'll unon his neck and gratefully kissed him, and in strangcafluctioii I sliaking linger.' You are pardoned I' exclaimed tho joyful I heart throbbing between hope and foar. In slave, flying nnd throwing herself at her feet, a few minutes tho woman returned and placed lie has forgiven me. 1 liavo tolu lum till in her Hand a small soaieii pacungo, witu tho conspiracy and nil.' thuso words: And what said ho v 'Jt'laco tins m Ins hands, and leave tno rest It made him moro thoimhtful than aiiry, for his manhood and his lofty lovo to nccotn- and ho asked ninny questions about him, then plish. Depart speedily us llioti earnest.1 sliook his head, walked tho room and mutter- Ero Ophiel could thank her or question ed. I could only hear by piece-meal. "Of her of tho contents of the package, sho was policy no heir to myself tho security of gone. tho empire a noble bearing better for. my V. successor than a noble I will think of it The succeeding morning a band of it thoti- sho loves him too rhis influenco among tho snnd soldiers marched out of tho northern icoplo consolidate tho empire." I could gate of tho city their numbers serving rath loar nothing consecutively.1 or to add di-'iiitv to their mission, than as 'Mark mo, my noblo mistress you will Loccssarv to i?uanl the chained prisoner, who yet bo happy I1 moved with a proud step and unbrokuu boar- I cannot tell you, Ophiel. Ho kissed j,,,, j truir centre. Tho first night they cn- mc caniucd wjtlnii a. ea'Uiu of tho mountain. Who V The youth slept in his guarded tent, and his My fatlicr, minion wlion I left him but ilieams wero of lovo nnd nnibition for n I trembled when I looked in his face nnd saw st0tit heart like his, and ono that loved so how dark his eyes were. He dare not slay truly, did not despair of success, even where him, for ho knows ho will slay his daughter his path was over tho footsteps of a million with the same blow.1 who had inine hnfiimhim. nnd Infi tluni-linnus w nat no you nuns win no ciono wun mm bleaching on tho mountain side. At mid person to snare it. mit iyiia was no politician, and knew nothing of diplomacy but that of the heart. t length a rumor reached the cars of the emperor, that at ni"ht the princess recived stolen visits from a man in distruisc. who .l ... i - r. i J 'T0?1':.. ,Soll' n-.Soo, wo are not alone-he t,,c , a hours between twilight nnd giance, is inca cui.iuio. x no princess roue on, wears the emperor's livery. Thou art lost j.. Monlc,uma was ,vatr,1P(, , V , nit ii'o 11 I ini mil nmii im-eiii inii nrncnssiii 1 1 i i i n:.i T i.;.i i.nn ci. I . . . . her lather over tiling u the youth for whom sho had 1 1 i...A... n. r.... i; ... ... i . .. rtP;i., ia m, uu uu9uui,ii ui tt iiwu nun tuiiwiij in i no young man rose quicKiy as no saw a fii i i; nll-ie nilm..n,i ,..,, know who !iu emild hi, fur ulinn. men cast ..J .....i. .i. i. .!..! in,M.s J tn"".td. "J. hls guards, i nanounccd, entered awav their lives: and then her thoughts ran i.a.i i i,n.. ni .vtilm n mMn room upon ins tony aspect anu nouio uuanng further dwelt upon his fine eyes and buautitui toa-1 liostilo tnrof. Jiuttlic more sho thought, the more awaited him bewildered she grow, till at length recalled to herself at the b ti e ftcfl of , V0Si i T ,7 r Tl lowed, and seen to enter the wing containing L, interne ed I'? th ,P r V tllc "Ptmcnts of tho princess. Word was 1 i h cuEtvTu traclcdly on tho neck of his son. c od , lhc w,,0 ft m wun cunositj to The young man rose quickly as ho saw a tn..,i,J i,., i,; nllnr'tc nilm,-n,i ,h,i 'cr approach the hovel, and placed his Llj1tnlli iin ., ni i,,rt, ' .i; upon his bosom. But without making covercd-Montczumu, seated at the feet of .r demonstrations of propnra ion for a his lovely mistress, attentively listening with o mecl.ng, ho proudly and calmly van, gaze, while she was relating some Sitaempicm, orowiiiin; i;ooJ and overthrowing ill. and concealed .Sinit bv her sacred flown. Tho fiend dissension, like a vapor sinks; And nVn tho all dazzlinacrown iltdes his faint ray?, and ift her hidding shrink?. Such was this heaven-loved iMe, Tlnu L'.'3'joi fairer, and tho Cret in shore. No mire shall freedom smile I Shall ISritons lansuUh and he men no more J Since all must life resiirii, Those sweet rewards which decorate the bravo, "I'is folly to decline, Anl steal injjlorious to ihe silent grave. From the .Southern Literary Messenger for Decern. soiled her vesture. mtm-p;tmcr tnle. Iinr uinivv hnrrnri: l,o tvliilr. I L J. .1.!. .1... i.-.i ..r .1 i: - v--o ' '"J ...w 13 lllla UIU UUUUU Ul LUIUI, II1U IIUl-lll.l- I I,, If I 1 1 , . I I I , by the approach of the procession kPr1' (1,,iii:indnd thn slranmr. hatinhtilv ad- ,o ., . ..b . (n.i,ni. cl. , ,,,,r l,r, ;,. Prt,,fc,n , V i seize me traitorous sia vci .3..., ...... ,..1 ... -UUIUJ...I. , firf.GiniT II1R f 1 1(1 innn. I f..ll , , 1 t. i.i, wi, r ci,r,... it.,. n..i,. . ,. ; "" a ..i , sunoKeu ai ...i.e. i n is : lr u wouiu vou wun niv imiiur i i i .1 .. .. r. I,nr rl,o1- ,.Mll,i tl.r, .ill'n,, r,.l,l0r,f , 1.1 ' " VOItC, WHICH gilVC 1110 lirSt lllll 111311011 01 0 IV Thai night thu lovely princess Eylla sat Then thou art Montezuma, his son. I liavo an order to guide thee to the palace.' Lead on. 1 am ready to dio lor my the sound of his terrible his presence, and tlio next instant, true to her love and her womanhood threw herself be tween the soldiers and her love. 'Back! Touch him not! 'Siezc him!1 shouted the monarch with vc hemencc 'No no hold, I command!' 'Spear the hound!' ' I hiough my heart then seek hi Tlio guards hesitated. She caucht this ninnieilt In nudrcss t 1( OIll-Mrri-d nmnornr. A Ltiuu.i II nuau :;ivu u uiu wiincncss 01 rarian maruiu, r arcweu, oiu man, nc sam icciiiiKiy as iir..,i,i i,ol n:,i .i. ...i ; .r.i. ...i i ,viil, imcr,Ciici,,,. nft,n,. n cn.....t. i, t..M r..:.:.. r. r i,;. . ' ' ," u whuuui.. V1 ". BiuB. "7"-j-7"'-i"'' ."'"-""iv ......... s i " I"'-."' ""lhc door, lie cannot escape then, and hen J. atorv of tho first Montratma hv tho author of I ?...n ,. i i ........ J I. ... ... , , . ., . J mo ono woru! I.a.nte," ' Capt. Kidd," &c., in two parts. r cock, one was uuneu in uee,. now sir, icaa on to too emperor i The emperor gazed on her penetrating y inuug..., auu our unu - uu, .or w,owy uu- x no moo . roue nign .uwarus ununiii, monlont nnd wave ,,;s -,land j ,0 som would hcavo and fall, and from her lust scarce touclnn!r with its nearly vertical Lm:. . ' hm.. .i i.a I ...,, 1 .. 1 ,;, ,..". ., 111... " I I .1 . r .1 1 .1 aulu,,:l3 1" IIIIUI.IW. A UU UUUUWUrU 1011 In tho celltro Ot tlio present empire ol l'u,luu'M"V" - . ' . ; uuiims outer vergu ui uiu wiuuow m ine ,Q .icr. Tl,0 monarch n rpslln n JMOXICO, antl Wltllin tllO Uonters 01 tllC OcaU- f"" lv , "" n" riiu ' '"'A . . . 7, mirofl tirmr. linrina nonr tlin dnnr tlm tiful country once inhabited by tho ancestors cr sliv.cs llew prostrated themselves opened, ana tic slave upniel sottty cntereu youngllia standing silent, proud and calm rtl t ins,, w i 1,1 n ti 1 1 n nni i :iv.T(tos. Iin I' ,, iuuiuiu iiui. I uuu siuiu lu uiu iuui ui uui iuuui. . j . .. a ' I n. i I ...;.i. . . I . nr. 11 ..i.:..l I , manchecs. lies a chain of elevated moun- -wpmei, remain wun mo ; uie rest oi you veu, up iiui ; iniiK u-linsr. cnmi'v nmiL-e iiiii-rn llir. clin, retire tO VOtir COtlClinS. I nCCll VOUT attCIl- I 110 IS WltllOUt in Iter gorgeous chamber. II0.1 slaves, in blood will turn to fire and kindle a ilamc that rich dresses, kneeled at a distance with tlieir tho tyrant s blood can alone extinguish, hands laid across their bosom1!, silently ' Uu. this is lunguaso ! ' watching tho least sign of her will or gesture 'Plain enough ftr a courtier's ears. of command. It was moonlight, and tho Farewell, father.' silvery llood pouted in at tho open lattice by ' Nay,thou shalt not die stay stay oh, which she sat, and falling upon her fair lore- my son my son my son ! head gave it tho whiteness of Parian marble, ' Farewell, old man,' he said feelingly as that is, provided the emperor does not give ni,,t his dreams of Eylla wero disturbed by him to you for a husband V n slight touch on his shoulder. IIo started, 'Silence, Ophiel, child ! He shall notdk: opened his eyes, and behold an indistinct 'And if they keep him in prison, woman's r,L,uro didiiiL' from tho tout, without wak'uit? wits can cot him out.' the tired and sleenimr mim-di. who. doubtless. 'As I left lum, my father lmdo me meet thoUL'ht their nrisoner's safotv sunicientlvse- him in council early on tho morrow. cured hy his heavy chains he at tho same I augur something from this. moment discovered that somfithinir had been May it boot good,1 was tho foreboding cft in his hand. Instinctively ho hastily con r-'P" coaled it in his bosom, and turning over with 1 litis speaking, tho unhappy princess, ac- clankimr chains, which ruined his ffiinrdlnns. compauied by her attendants, retired to her onCo ,noru s;illk to slumber. apaitment for tho night. Wit, tlc ris!ll!r sim t n w . 5 m HI lion, and under a select guard of ono thou- Thc ensuing day, in tho imperial hall of sand men, tho prisoner was led to tlio foot justice, sate tho emperor, solo judge nnd ol the mountain and divested ot Ins chains. arhitcr ol every case brought beloro tins tear- I he captain ol the guard then embraced him ful tribunal. 1 1 is word was tho law with lor he bad compassion on Ins youth and him lay thu power of life and death. Ue was gentleness, and wishinir him success, accom- unthroued in grandeur, commensurate with panicd him a few paces on his way, and bade Ins high station, surrounded hy his stately lum larewell. nobles and ghtering court. A jewel ot great For tl,c (irst two miles tho ascent was com- r .i.i 1 1 .1 1:.... .1... 1 . . ..... ui iiiuijjiuu iiuus, .uiu ii.ia&iiiik us uiu parativeiy easy, liut at length tlie young sun, mazed on ins crown, liolorc mm, on mall. nf whom the sob iers never lost si.dit. a marble slab, elevated above the floor, stood reached the region of eternal snow, against ms executioner, iiuiuuig in ins uauu .uiu res- which his dark form was but ust relieved, ting upon it. a gigantic sword, gleaming ill 1 nnncnrinir like a snock. which, save that every beam. On the right of the emperor I thoy had continued to keep it in their eye, auu a step uciow mm, on u imoiio 01 pean C0l,ia not mVe been detected. in.a.u wun go.o, sai me princess r.yi.a, pa.e w,,ca th(, , MontC35Uma nftcr rcat .u.u uroopu.g, . u. ui .1111 o. ... mrtlsliips gained tiic rotiion of eternal winter, scu. oiiu wus iiui.'uuuu uy a ui uiiuiii uuiuav .1, ,.,,,. ,.( . 1, :i, ,1,,,,,., ,1,., of tho ladies of her court. The emperor was .., ,!,;, ,,,,,,,1 ....' ;,k, r i.i..-i!:,lr! yet observant of all that pas- lllPtisl,ps gained the re attended by a ; brilliant galaxy lho vcrJc which, far her court. 1 he emperor was ,.,! . stern and silent, and though from time to ,J(J f those who had perished before him, time his daughter cast a glance furtively up- )Ut which made him no fainter hearted, he wards to read his face, itexprcssion foiled in- nailS0(i , sllrvov ... icv v,an,i,l ,im. .,iL.rceii 1. rr...i...i 1. . i.., ,. 1 j "J iv ii uiiuiui.i.1 ntiuiu '"'i'" ""' ncarlv a lcnmiu hif ier into the skies, nre scntingto the eyes of those below one polish cd cone of clittcring snow, crowned hy the starry gem that had burned on its crest from the first dav of creation, fsotwitlistandmc tcrprctation despair. Tho emperor now waved his hand a trunipetsoUilded and loaded tothc earth With chains, the youthful prisoner was broucht in tho presence of his indue. With out trialwithout even naming the oflbnee ,ho p,.obili,iV ratili cn,l ot- tll0 allcnipt, Mou with which ho was charged the emperor, t07illma nftcr Unv!ml aw.Illlo a1(1 scc attcr gazing on nun a moment, gave a pare- fi ., . f ., , mcnt to one who stood at the foot ol the - ti.i ... ,i,n.() i,,.i,,,.. ,f,4ni,.fl,i , ,f ..1.,, ;. Lvinr down on tho last snot of verdure to the trumpets sounded thrice thr.ee a herald rMt w h(J for an )om. cried "Long live the emperor, tho brother of nm tlcl, wit, n bold spirit and inspiring l.im- porial robes, was surrounded by his court tho princess Eylla, in robes of snowy white, shining with pearls, and her bright hnir glit tering with jewels, stood on his right, hoi hand in his while (ho proxy of tho princo of Peru stood on his left. Tho first words of tho ceremony hud begun to bo spoken by tho high priest of the sun, when a sudden commotion at tho entrance of the hall drew all eyes and interrupted tho rites. The color came like a (lash of sun-light to tho palo cheek of tho princess, as sho looked up at the sound. The next moment n noble votitli magnificently attired in cloth of- gold, silk ind velvet, with n (la.xling coronet on hu brows, in which blazed a crescent of diamonds each of which rivalled in size and splendor that on tho imperial crown, strode through tho throng of courtiers, who made way for him as ho advanced, and coming within tho circle about tho monarch, knelt before bun, holding extended in his right hand u siuglo diamond oi wonderful size nnd beauty. In stantly every eye acknowledged it to bo thu counterpart oi that on the imperial diadem. 'Montezuma ! It is Montezuma I1 cried a hundred voices. ' I am Montezuma,1 was the reply of tho young man, rising from his kneo and looking proudly around: but his cvo softened as bis glance fell on the lovely prin cess, who, between surprise and joy, was nearly fainting in the arms of her attendants, '1 am Montezuma, and have come, emperor. to claim the reward of my success Dchold tho twin-diamond to that in the regal crown.' As bespoke, he elevated it aloft, injuxta position with that on tlis crown, and placed it to every eye in full campnrison. A loud shout acknowledged tho likeness, and then, Montezuma placed it in tho hands of tho, surprised monarch. Without speaking, the emperor took the, hand of the trembling, joyful Eylln,and placed in that of the proud youth ; and thus together the beauteous pair stood before the throne, the heart of every one present, not excepting that of the imperial parent himself, confessed that Nature had formed them for each other, though hitherto fortune had placed tlicm widely apart. The loud acclamations that hailed thorn ceased with a wave of the emperor's hand, and ho thus addressed the bridegroom : 'Take her, Montezuma tlie first. Tho word of an emperor was pledged and is redeemed The great Sun has destined thee to become tho progenitor of a new race of emperors. In imy thy race live and peacefully reign. But the spirit of prophecy tells ine that a thousand ysars will le the end of thy empire, and that the la.-tof thv name shall become the slave of a chief, whoso coining shall ho frcm the rising of tlie sun, and lrom a world unknown toourF." The emperor then removed tlie crown from his head, and placed it upon the brow of the hap py princess. The rites wero once moro renewed, and tho voice of the high priest, once more lifed up, mado the noble Montezuma and. lovely Eylla one. The hand of the emperor then placed them on the throne, which their descendants filled for many centuries, until the last hearer of tho proud name of Montezuma lost his empire, his power and 1,'h life, by the hands of invader?, whoso coming was from the rising of thc6un and whose pathway was deluged with blood. the sun and governor of the universe !" and thrice again the trumpets resounded; 'It is known to all the world that tho pre sent dazzling stone which adorns the impc rial crown, was found more than one thou sand years ago in the throat of a condor, which fell dead in tho court of the palace, before him. 'Now traitress!1 "Nay, I am wanting nothing in mv love nr Invattv tn mv kinrr and sim." slm sniil nn. ci 1 .1...:.. j. . 1 . Ul 1 r.i , J- -J j n oiuuiy, miiii uiuii iai.ua iiuuuu iuiv.uub - il.u. nrnac linrr and knee Iinr. m orn him ! her, tlio submissive slaves retired and the I hy lover.' "Hoar me, my falhei! You have once loved princess was lett alono with her confidant. t he slave 1 lushed and hung ncr ueau. your Eylla ! Have you forgotten how Uplliel!' MV hat said HO When million l intW.v 1 sat nnnn vmir knnn nnd linu-. ns 'Your highness,' answered the lovely Pe- That ho would obey the emperor s com- r ,.,,... 0i,ini. -nr. mnrnmir I Ini.l nnnn vnnr (its-df enclosed by a lake) and tho loveliest ruvian siae, stm uuccting at tlio lect ot her mauds, and spoko some oilier woros 01 ic.ir- ;,ow ,,, sweelcst n0Wers, nor left your gum on tho breast ot earth. Uno ot these 1 unsii iui impoii. couch until you had kissed me. And when mountains is loftier than the rest, and on , ou have heard that several men were ' 'Tis well. I wouh that he, as well as , , ,0 b(J n Iliaidcn crown, and thou wen its summit burns a star-like blaze, which is 5iam i""uaJ as l""!uu i"" . mo messuuui, m.uuiu mum. v J sick, nigh unto death, how 1 watched thv said to hu a single diamond, but inaccessible towards uie templet command. Admit nun. couch and cooled thy brow, and did vou not to human reach. This peak is hence called )'olir highness, I did not. lint as 'j;10 princess arranged her robes in more say 1 was a blessing to thee, and you owed
tho "..Mountain ol the iJuriung Stone." 153 u- ey.i -v uiuuu-.hi-.., . gnicciui lows, auu witu an air 01 niingicu vour IjTcj to my tender nursing!" uav, the sinning apex glows with an tno dyes uu,""1 "Ul l,mt u". '"J3 "7 m..., majesty ami conuesceusion, prupareu 10 re- ".aiv child. Lylla I of tho rainbow: at nighl its licht is like nalo PlL'u "o slave, wun a mixiuro 01 irony ami C(.;vo t,0 young man, as tho slave ushered "Thou art moved. T seo retnrninrr lovo moonshine. sorrow m her manner. him into her presence. As ho entered, his for thy only daughter in the gentler beaming At the time of our story this valley was the . llHt niinioii. It is my lather s unhappy port was haughty, and his eye flashed round f thy oye. Father, 1 know vou love your centre ot an empire now r.o more, llnre uri. . -i ueiiance, as uu scemeu 1 'leaving the vast field of clouds floating mid- dance no longer, till tho dawn.1 way between them and thu plains. 1 ownrd tho south thoy make a 111a estic curve and enclose within their embrace a cuclo twelve leagues in diameter, in tho midst of which sleeps like a fair garden, the valley ot Alcolo ru mi spirit : self with the thought of Eylla, ho began to scale the icy steep, lie had toiled two hours and won but a twentieth part of his way, when, as overcome by the cold and exertion In was about to admit into his mind despair ing doubts of success, a small package fell from his bosom, and after sliding down a From tho variety of its hues and its brilliancy hundred feet, lodced inadeen cleft of the there remains nil doubt that it was brought Hacier. It recalled to his recollection the from the glittering peak of the Mountain of mysterious visit of the preceding night, the Burning Stone. Evcy lm.,.l l,ai-ino- .i, ;..!., ,,.;i .,., i,.i , trnfi n,ij1( : its mate, it has boon the ambition opium- and he rapidly descended to recover it. On orouscmpcrorsto obtain tho mate to this; and opening it, he found a transparent substance it is estimated that more than a million of like gum, of a delightful fragrance, enclosed states1 prisoners have perished in the course ;n parchment, on' which was written these ot ages, in cnucavoring to purcnaso ineir words : forfeited lives, by reaching the summit. As Tl(J of t,C )Crb ,,ilt containcth the yetnolumian foot has trod it, and the din- ,)nllci,0 1fijt Eat spai in-dv at morning mond is yet unobtained. ,.,.,, nn.i ,.., ,i. ,,rn,;,i, e,ni 1,,, :1C 'Now, inasmuch as Montezuma, son of ,i, ,, o;,iw.tt,(,"rf,,. r.i,?,r..,ie ,i. Meleftho net-maker, has .been adjudged a L t nrincjl)lcs of loat and cold shall was tho palace and tlio centre ficence. In its geous with sw .rizrlns and maiesti 4ividingittnto two parts, flowed astatcly riv- hvu1' tliy ready $ wits and well-tried faithful rr ivliir.li. fnr mnrn ihan .n Inafrnn. ri'llnrtnd I IICSS, IwlStOll . i-nm niiiinr linn, nn iu Ci!v.,r ii,n.n ,,vr, Tho slave bent her head reverently and contimioiis linns of tnninh's. oalaces and ed. gratefully upon her bosom, illldsilontly iiicp nf rnsilv rrrnndeur awaited the couiniunication of tho will of her On thn ihrinio of this clni iniis Amnirn sat I mistress. ?Jr.vo. tin. last monarch of his rcn. IIo 'There wassome commotion to-day anion .was hniiMiiv. imnerlouK and crnoL His foot the populace, caused by an attempt of the rested upon the necks of his subjects, and officer of tho emperor's guard to seize a youth ,hi ti-rntrn vi-.-is rnnvnrtnri into a sii-nnl uImoIi who iiiadvorteiitlv, and from too eager cu to seek the person mvn fcyfla." As shn spoke, 10 softly rose, ami throne ot the emperors, "u "u ' j, "6"' ol tho emperor, uuiino lovciy lorm 01 111c ami ,;c. a C,iid climbing its parent's knee. of wealth, power and magni- 01 i ucatan loves his whelp. princess meeting, instead, his glance, his shi upwards into his arms, and laid her head midst rose a proud city, gor- 'Havodono, Ophiel, said tle princess, I wtl0l0 bearing clianccd ; tho eye lost its fire confidingly unon his breast. oiling domes, needle-like pin- withsomo sternness, bhe thon added with anj assumed a. softer light; tlio lip its curl ; 'What would you, Eylla!1 and his voice ctowors. ihron.di which, kindness, l have detained thee to serve me ailIi lm asnoct and nort of defiance was .ns nffi.rimnmrv ..! l, i,,L-,l ,,wiN. hourly drank human blood, liut Eylla, the nosiiy 10 w incs, me procession, 11 rusi umi- , . , , !t-, , nMlime. daii.rhmr of Ulvd. wan ironile as tho dovn in sell lorward before the others. 1 heard him n,f. . . r ,UA ,. i,rir spirit; as beautiful as Lyn, tho Angel of the called Monlc.umn. Know you such a-onc Flowers, and graceful as tho antelope that "y mmc In lllu Cll.v. ami ins uegreo r itains. '1 he tyrant loved as Kmgiy 111 111s pon, y tnndorlv converted into one of dovotion and gentle-1 down unon her. and for the moment forcot ncss ; and lie knceieu reverently nciore ucr, tilc presence of tho object of his late wrath, with his hands on his breast. The princess . ;s lif0, father, and thy forgiveness l1 marked tho instant change, and a blush of Her words recalled the emperor to him- plcasuro increased her loveliness. self. Ho Hung her from him, yet still she Thou art called Montezuma, the son ot clung to lum as lie strode up to tho youu Melcf, the net-maker 1 ' I urn tho low-born slavo thou hast nam ed, lovely princess,1 ho answered with as much ol proud scorn as the presence ol lus runs upon the mouutains. The ty bis daughter, and that love as all that har monized his nature. ir. In one of the lesser streets of this gorge 011s capital lived a poor net-maker, whoso solo merit was Ins honesty, and whoso only income w.n tho daily pittance earned by tho toil of his hands. IIo was a widower; but Heaven had tempered its judgments with highness V 'lie looked majesty himself. Such, mc- thinks as a prince of the sun should appear I1 as ho youthlul withal ! '.Scarce the down had darkned his lip, and Ha! mruhinks I have seen that face!1 'Thou hast emperor.1 'Who art thou I1 'Montezuma, the not makers son.1 'Eylla, is it so ? This slave this thy parmourV My betrothed husband !' Princess Eylla, thou liest with thy serf, traitor, lie is hereby condemned to be con veyed from hence, closely guarded and in chains, to the foot oi the Mountain ot the Burning Stone, nnd there released. If he ascend the mountain and return with the mate to this stone or a stone of its like, he shall have power over thee. Child of the sun, run thy race, and rejoice iu thy strength." The weary young man, ready to sink un der fatigue and cold, and hitherto just about to give up the further ascent in despair, pit , , j 1 e ,. ' ' " ,', , ced a small particle of the gum between his not only bo pardoned for his treason, but .. T. . ' ... , ,b , ,, ,,, 11,".. ,, lis. ill sia IV uissim uu, auu suuuuiii nu shall ror.i'ivo in marriage t in nnncess L.vlla. .'. . . ' .... and succeed the emperor in the empire. If fella new principle of life. The stagnant blood warmed and glowed in his stiffening veins; his heart leaped; his sinews became strong; his spirits cliecrlul and lull ol elasti city; and hope and anticipated victory once more filled his soul. IIo was a new being. n r.i. .1... . .i. : 1 .!. , 11U ID I UIU SI UUUIU UI UU IllllllUltlU, (UIU till murmurs of surprise and . . . . n- . r,. . ., 1 '.1 1 1 I enduring power ot thn tireless sun. J lis first impulse was to spread his hands in gratitude iu wiiu siu iui ui mu 1,1 111- 1 . . . ., , ..- .., 11. .1 cess, the emperor dissolved l ie assc no en . . .1 r .1 , 1 ... . 1 , was at that moment descending t ic western court and retired wit hm the inner chambers , 1 1 . 1 . ... , horizon to light unknown realms bevond Us Of tho palace. Thn,, .vimlullv nlacimr ,ho -omain- 1ir nl'tlio irmii iii luv vii.t 1. lin snr.'inir mi Nighthad scarcely begun to veil the streets .,?;,i. .i, -.r,,,,,,,!, .,,,,1 iipptnos of n ofthe capital in gloom, ere lhc private postern L .imoiSi Upward and onward, and still that gave access to tho quarters of tho palace .linvard. unwearied and unceasing he kept ho refuse to go up or fail in the attempt, he shall die an ignoniinous death, by the axe of the executioner. Long live tho emperor, 11st and wise. X unco tlio trumpets sounded, and amid the acclamation adulating shouts of tho enslaved people, high above which lose the wild shriek ol the prm This expression of feeling did not escape her notice. 'Methinks thou art tho causo of a certain tumult in tho streets to-day I1 'Princess Eylla, thou liest with thy false Noblo princess, inasmuch as vou indgo tongue !' mo to have dono wrong, I confess my error. 'I have spoken truth, father. liut nmthor I, nor those who died to protect 'llicn your fates arc linked, lhc deep my poor life, have dono wrong to the tyrant, ost dungeon of the prison shall bo your abode UU UUWII UUU Ilill KilUII IUS 11 1, illlU . " l,l I I,. ,1 f 1 1 .. i. 1,,.,1-i,,,, .111 ..,.,. ,,, it, . I, f f ill! t-wliicc II,, I tho scissors had ncveryet touched his ilowing m f)y WMt mS laug,cr. ,,y (ho bi?lt SU lf I nd a doiluli (yc't i sco .. .1 it i But if I offend, thou hast only to order mo to not why 1 should not) of thy honor, I would uiu ne smiio ui;o mc vm in may : auu .... ... . ...i ? . .1... i 1 i.. .1. .: ...:.t u .1 1... 1 ,,. ,,1. ... , .. . ' 1 1110 uiuck unu uuaiu 11 uiu m iiuuii uiu siiiy inuu, wiiu iu own uauu, uiu uy uusuiu ..... ... w ...... ..v.. J. ... .. I l.,, , , ITT.. ...III. .... .il inr'c IV.n, ,.,n., Il...,l I..M. .. I, llaslung fire and speaking I 1 'Fatl f()r my- ,fo j cam not(ho j 1 v.. i. .... i n.in, r 1,1 ., .in nt ,Pr:r., 1. :.. ,1.., .i...i.,n 'The same, Ophiel. Thou hast seen him, as. ' h;w ' SV young, and of your sure I feel. lam innocent!1 ,,,, , , , . decree, hast gained such iiiuuenco over the 'I believe theo, lor minoown honor's sake; v as ne uaugiii v, yet his haughtiness blent en:,, r , 1 w,n Wl,u ii,c din f,,r ,1m r nfmr il. w ihv ,fr,r.l Imil, lutln w;,lit will. w-ith tho modesty, lessoning his degree, and om,,oror1 none,1 me. Yet thou shalt not go unpunished, while he looked, if Ac looked on thee, did his Jt is )ccailS0 1 am a man; Ho ! without there. Soldiers, two of you 'Ha! this to tho duughterV guard this woman to tho keeper of my pal- ' Pa nl 011. It should liavo been said to the aco prison. Entreat her gently, mind you, ire. nnd bid the jailor on his life sco that sho suf- 'Thy spirit is loo iniick. It bocomcs not for no roughness : for, if sho bo a prisoner llit. clutmn If nil. f:itli,.r lino tnlurnd tlimv Ulm !c nn Incs llm d:llliilili.l" if vnilf m nn. iiiusning, as sue ueioried a sniilo lurking in 1... ..... vi,. 1 ,1,. r. :.i.i ..- f,... c!r rM,ii.M!n,i,in ,M Stand aside, serf!1 wero tho storn tones 1110 u"l,llJl1 niontn 01 ncr confidant. i4ay not to mo so gently 1 cannot find a name I will invent for theo a doath Alier taking ono or two turns through tho bear it;1 and burying his fnco iu his hands ho that shall in sonio degreo nieasuro it. Bear mercy, and left him a son to share his labors r0H1n.d of I1"?1'1 nnd solace his old age. Moulczuma, the inl" 'S0"C0 f r., .. 1. . ' n ' I ho same. C narno of this youth, was now twenty years of ngc. J lis stature was lofty and his port 110 bio; whilo grace and beauty wero stamped upon his face and person. His dignity was that of virtue : his beauty that of a irenih. lornncrand cheeiftil heart. He wasbi-loved eyf-S while (hoy gazed, seem to plead thy and idolized by all of his rank, doatcd on hy forgiveness for the deed as thoy commitled , .1 : 1 i 1.. 1....1 . 1 V ms lamer, uuu ur.ijiisuu, iusuij- 11,111 na ture allied him to thorn, by tho nobles. Such was Monlezuma, at tho period of our story. 111. it r 'Thou hast painted lum to tho very sem blance, chit, said.thu princess, laughing and of an oflicer, addressed to a youth who whh thousand others was watching tho procession nparlmout, sho slopped and turned to the was forn moniont overcomo with amotion, him ofl'to tho furthermost dungeon bonenih of tho emperor, his nobles and tho priests of (!,ir Peruvian, in whoso cast ilown yet know- Tho princess was affected, and was also tho river. If ho oscapo, the lives of every the Sun on their way to ofl'er sacrifices at look, sho detected tho knowledge of silent. soldier of my guard shall pay for his.1 each pato of the city, topropitiatu the wrath w,,',u 8,110 "'"J "7 J'0' dared to confess to her of their deity for, rain had not fallen on tho suU 'i""'l 'id sho, 'lJ0 faithful and se earth in the spaco of four mouths, and tho ctut h,!l!k out ,l,.ls Montezuina. I wouh Forgivo my weakness, your highness Without a word, calmly and dignified, but it is past now. Your gentleness to 1110, with only sorrow at thn princess' falo shading ould lias saved your lather s kingdom, and perhaps his countouanco.tho young man was leu n om fierce sun had burned uu the harvests. Tho ,l ?" .ur " '"". n,u Irculy cast ls life. oves of thisyoulh seemed to ho fixed more !ll0.'r ,,vc-s us 1 ,iavo this day seen 'Speak, quickly what mean youV particularly on the princess Eylla, than on om c 10. ! will coufess all, and then die, knowing tho spectacle. ' 1 um mgunes ne is .1 iici-mahur s son. that 1 liavo not struck tho blow that should St:, nil iisidii. surf!' and a fllllnrinor jiwur. 'The better still. If hois not nriiicclv niako you wrotched.' point atthosaino instant pricked tho broastof bom, it wore bettor that ho were at tlio oth- II" looked inqtiinngly nt tho slavo, and Lxcitomcnt was past, felt tho father return to tho youth, who caught it in hu hand, ero it or end of thu degree. G'o I would seo thon at tlio princess, and was silent. kjj bosom, and sent for hor to his prcsonco. could penetrate, wrested it from tho noblo's him. t so what olhur instruments thou wilt 'Ophiel, watt in tho anteroom.1 Tho Tho result of this intcrviow to judge from grasp broke it iu twain, and cast tho pieces to aid theo. But bo speedy, discreet, and princess and tho youii conspirator wero loft tho expression of tho face of the princess disdrtiufully at his feet. both cunning ami wise 11s tho fabled Ana- alone. He then unfolded tohorlho whole when sho mot Ophiel did not leavo her nuito ill-1 1. i .1... .1 ni...., I, ., .1.. i-.r.i... 1. ...iii . , . 1 l ! ..... 1 1 .... o, t.,i. 1 is uiu muyu muiiiczuiua i wnuu 1110 tuuua s urow ui u (ho apartment to become tho occupant of the dungeon. II. Tlio imprisonment of tho princess lasted but a fow hours, Tho omporor, after tho first conspiracy, which has been Jimtcd nt, and I destitute of hope. occupied by tho princess Eylla, was can tiously opened, and a temalo liguro came forth with her mantilla closely drawn about her form and covering all her face, save one lively eye. But with all her euro, each passer-by knew her to bo Ophiel, tho favorite slave of the princess. After surveying the ground about her, to seo that sho was unob served, she hastily darted across tho street into the shadow ol a tcmplo, and swiftly pur sued her way through many windings and across many squares, until sho camn to a di lapidated building, which had formerly been tho abode of a ministor of state, who, with his wholo family, hud been beheaded within its chambers for treason. It was now tho abodo of a sorceress, who, to many other marvellous sciences, added the knowledge of tho secret virtues of all herbs, so that by her art and skill sho could both convey death through the cyo and restoro life by a breath. At the sunken portal of this dread abode, the female paused to look about her, nnd then with a hesitating, yet onward stop, sho en tered beneath tho arch, and crossed tho de serted hall. At its extremity sho camo to a low door, at which, after hesitating an in stant, she knocked. A stern voice bade her outer. Before her sat the woman sho sought. In a fow words Ophiel told her of tho loves of tho princess and of Montezuma, and of lus sentence. Why do you como hither, maiden V de manded tho sorceress sternly, after tho slavo had ended. 'For tho aid of your art and wonderful knowledge. For, tho princess Eylla, who lias sent 1110 hither, has hoard that thou wort skilled iu nil tho mysteries 'of creation, nnd that to theo are unfolded thu hidden springs of lifo. Sho now asks tho oxnrciso of this power in her favor and that of tho poor youth who will assuredly perish else. Canst thou do nothing for him, mother P Tho princesss Eylla is gentli fnir, nnd virtuous. Sho shall bo obeyed. Wait my return.' Tho sorceress loft tho room by a door hith erto unseen, and Ophiel remainod with her his skyward way, till the astonished troops below, who had followed him until ho appear ed like a minute speck on a snow white spire could scarcely seo him, and soon the mountain mist and twilight veiled him from their view. Three days and nights they remained en camped at the foot of a mountain, nnd ho did not reappear. His death was then consider ed certain. Tho camp was ordered to bo struck, and tho soldiers returned to the capi tal. The emperor received the news of the failure and death of the bold aspirant for his crown, with undisguised delight. For, iu sending thither, ho had only sent him to a moro lingering species of death than ho could liavo receive from tho nxo of tho headsman. Tho princess, though struck with deep grief, gavo not away to despair, for there was an anchor of hope in l.ersoul to which sho se cretly clung. VI. Tho day following tlio return of tho troops nn embassy from tho luca of Peru arrived at tho court of tlio emperor, to negotiato a marriage butween tho heir apparent to his throno and the princess Eylla. This propo sition at once met with tho approbation of tho emperor, who was desirous to securo his daughter against farther attachments of a like nature with that from which ho had just res cued I er. Tlio princess Eylla, therefore, was commanded to prepare herself for tl.o nuptials, by proxy, to take placo on tho t' ird day after tho arrival of the embassy. Tho limits of a story will not permit us to enter into thu feelings of tho princess on this an nouncement. Sho consented and obeyed, because she looked for a diversion in her fa vor ore tlio fatal hour arrived for sho had not yet given up Montezuma. Tho bridal hour arrived, and tlio proudest hall of tho imperial palaco was gorgeously docked with bnnnors, hangings of gold nnd crimson, and innumerable suns composed of diamonds and precious stones. The prido and pomp and magnificenco of tho nobles was displayed in a degree hilhcrlo unap proached. Tho emperor, arrayed in his ini- Dr.AUTirui. Extuact. The scenery amid which we were born and brought up, if we remain long enough therein to have passed that early period of existence on which mem ory seems to have no hold, sinks, as it were, into tho spirit of man ; twines itself inti mately with every thought, and becomes n, part ot lus being. IIo can never cast it off, .1... i. (v.i... 1....1.. : t.!-i. illljt IIIUH. UIUH uu MJl Ull uiu uuuj 111 Wllit.ll his spirit acts. Almost every chain of hi after thoughts is linked at some point to tho 1uagiL.11 tircie which oounus Ills uutli's idea and even when latent, and in no degreo known, it is still present affecting every feel ing and every fancy, and giving a bent of its own to all our words and deeds; I have heard a story of a girl who was r. captive to sonic Eastern prince, and wore upon her antle a light golden ring. Sho learned to lovo her master devotedly, and was as happy as she could he in his love. Adored, adorned, and cherished, she sat be side him one day 111 all the pomp of eastern state, when suddenly her eye fell upon tho gold ring around her ancle, which custom had rendered so light that she had forgotten it al together. The tears instantly rose 111 her eyes as she looked upon it, and her lover di vining at once tho cause, asked, with a look of reproach, 'Would you bo frccl' Sho cast herself upon his bosom nnd answered, 'Never!' Thus, often the links that bind us to' early scenes, and places, in which wc have passed happy or unhappy hours, arc unobserved and forgotten, till somo casual circumstanro turns our eyes thilherwarard. But if any should ask us whether we would sever that chain, there is scarcely ono fine mind that would not also answer, Never ! The pass of our days may bo checkered with grief and care ; unkindness and frowns may wither tho smiles of boyhood, and tears bedew the path of youth ; yet, nevertheless, when we stand and look back, in later lifo, letting Memory hover the past, prepared to light where sho will, there is no period in all spaco laid out before her over which her wings flutter sojoy fully, or on which sho would so much wish to pause, as the tunes of our youth. Tho evils of other days past are remembered, de tached from the sorrows that checkered them and the bright misty light of life's first sun riso still gilds the whole with a glory not Us own. It is not alone, however, after long years have passed away, and crushed out tho gall from sorrows endured, that fine and en chanting feelings areawakened by the scenes in which our early days have gono by, and that the thrill of associations is felt in all its joyfuiuess, acting as an antidote to poison ous sorrows which often mingle with our cup. James. Candid. "You've visited my daughter a long timo, said an anxious mother to a young gentleman of our acquaintance, tho other day, "What aro your intentions, sir i" "Honorable, entirely so,11 said the gent leman, "1 intended 'backing out,1 as coach, men say." "You do, do you backing out, ha! and", pray, sir, what may bo your reason for des cciving tho poor girl in that way I" "I liavo several," said our friend. "Well, name one, if you -cam, you imp of satan you liitle-waisled, knock-kneo'd, pale-faced, no-whiskr-rcd dolt you thing, you scamp, you " "Your daughter," said ho, interrupting her, "is noi natural. Her cheeks aro round nnd plump, but she carries two lumps of cot, ton iu her mouth ; I understand sho uses siiM'to clean her teeth that she paints has fnlsu teeth and her dress maker informs mo sho wears n straight jacket, pads her houl. dors, &i and besides sho wears her tourna turc too huge, Now who would liavo such a 7ii I Perhaps somo giccn horn but not your huniblo servant 5 so good morning, ma. dame,1' Water in which potatoes liavo been boiled should never bo givon to oninials, ns it k poibonouj.