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very smiles ceased to delight me, for I felt culpable clustering about her face; darted a glance at me; A new suspicion darted acrossiny mind

--'woat: in having won them. uttered a piercing shriek, and would have fallen to exclaimed I-- do you then fear him-is he un

kind to you- tell me,' reiterated I, grasping her At length he read, in the newspaper, an the earth, haud I not caught her in my arms.

Bianca! my own Bianca!' exclaimed I, folding hand and looking hver eagerly in the face tell me account of his brother's sudden death, and her to my bosom; my voice stifled in sobs of con- --dares he use you harshly! an earnest request that he would himself vulsive joy. She lay in my arms without sense or “No! no! no!' cried she, faltering and embarrassreturn to an afflicted father. He disclos- motion. Alarmed at the effects of my own pre- ed; but the glance at her face had told me yolumes. ed this change in his circumstances to cipitation, I scarce knew what to do. I tried by a I saw in her pallid and wasted features, in the Bianca and to Filippo. He returned to his thousand endearing words to call her back to con- terror and subdued agony of her eye, a whole hisparent and watched by him as he slowly ing her eyes" where am I?" murmured she faint-God! and was this beauteous flower snatched from

sciousness. She slowly recovered, and half open- tory of a mind broken down by tyranny. Great sunk under a lingering disease. During ly. • Here,' exclaimed I, pressing her to my me to be thus trampled upon. The idea roused nie this time he wrote often to Bianca and re- bosom,' Here! close to the heart that adores you; to madness. I clinched my teeth and my hands ; ceived from her letters which assured him in the arms of your faithful Ottavio !

I foamed at the mouth; every passion seemed to of her fidelity. As soon as the last honours Oh no! no! no!' shrieked she, starting into have resolved itself into the fury that like a lava were paid to his father's remains, he em- sudden life and terror—'away! away! leave me! boiled within my heart. Bianca shrunk from me leave me!'

in speechless affright. As I strode by the window barked for Genoa.

She tore herself from my arms; rushed to a cor my eye darted down the alley. Fatal moment! I The shadows of evening gradually shrouded the ner of the saloon, and covered her face with her beheld Filippo at a distance! My brain was in descene, but the moon arose in all her fullness and hands, as if the very sight of me were baleful. I lirium-I sprang from the pavilion, and was bebeauty, and shed the tender light so dear to lovers, was thunderstruck-I could not believe my senses. fore him with the quickness of lightning. He saw orer the romantic coast of Sestri. My whole soul I followed her, trembling, confounded. I endeav- me as I came rushing upon him, he turned pale, was bathed in utterable tenderness. I anticipated oured to take her hand, but she shrunk from my looked wildly to right and left, as if he would have the heavenly evenings I should pass in wandering very touch with horror.

fled, and trembling drew his sword :with Bianca by the light of that blessed moon. Good heavens, Bianca,' exclaimed I, 'what is *Wretch! cried I, .well may you draw your

It was late at night before we entered the har- the meaning of this? Is this my reception after so weapon!' bour. As early next morning as I could get re- long an absence? Is this the love you professed I spake not another word-I snatched forth a leased from the formalities of landing I threw my- for me?

stiletio, put by the sword which trembled in his self on horseback and hastened to the villa. As I At the mention of love, a shuddering ran through hand, and buried my poniard in his bosom. He gallopped round the rocky promontory on which her. She turned to me a face wild with anguish. fell with the blow, but my rage was unsated. I stands the Faro, and saw the coast of Sestri open-No more of that! no more of that!' gasped she- sprang upon him with the bloodthirsty feeling of a ing upon me, a thousand anxieties and doubts sud- talk not to me of love-I-I - am married !' tiger; redoubled my blows; mangled him in my denly sprang up in my boson. There is some- I reeled as if I had received a mortal blow. A frenzy, grasped him by the throat, until with reiterthing fearful in returning to those we love, while sickness struck to my very heart. I caught at ated wounds and strangling convulsions he expired yet uncertain what ills or changes absence may a window frame for support. For a moment or two, in my grasp. I remained glaring on the countehave effected. The turbulence of my agitation every thing was chaos around me. When I recov- nance, horrible in death, that seemed to stare back shook my very frame. I spurred my horse to re- ered, I beheld Bianca lying on a sofa; her face bu- with its protruded eyes upon me. Piercing shrieks doubled speed; he was covered with foam when ried in the pillow, and sobbing convulsively. In-roused me from my delirium. I looked round and we both arrived panting at the gateway that open- dignation at her fickleness for a moment overpow. beheld Bianca flying distractedly towards us. My ed to the grounds around the villa. I left my horse ered every other feeling.

brain whirled. I waited not to meet her, but fled at a cottage and walked through the grounds that I *Faithless-perjured-' cried I, striding across from the scene of horror. I Aed forth from the might regain tranquillity for the approaching inter- the room. But another glance at that beautiful be- garden like another Cain, a hell within my bosom, view. I chid myself for having suffered mere ing in distress, checked all my wrath. Anger could and a curse upon my head. I fled without knowdoubts and surmises thus suddenly to overcome me; not dwell together with her idea in my soul. ing whither-almost without knowing why-my but I was always prone to be carried away by "Oh Bianca,' exclaimed I, in anguish, 'could I only idea was to get farther and farther from the these gusts of the feelings.

have dreamt of this ; could I have suspected you horrors I had left behind; as if I could throw space On entering the garden every thing bore the same would have been false to me?"

between myself and my conscience. I fled to the look as when I had left it; and this unchanged as- She raised her face all streaming with tears, all Apennines, and wandered for days and days among pect of things reassured me. There were the al disordered with emotion, and gave me one appeal their savage heights. How I existed I cannot tell leys in which I had so often walked with Bianca; ing look—*False to you!-they told me you were -- what rocks and precipices I braved, and how I the same shades under which we had so often sat dead!'

braved them, I know not. I kept on and on-tryduring the noontide heat. There ere the same • What,' said I, 'in spite of our constant corres- ing outtravel the curse that clung to me. Alas, flowers of which she was fond; and which appear- pondence?'

the shrieks of Bianca rung forever in my ear. The ed still to be under the ministry of her hand. Every She gazed wildly at me- 'Correspondence!- horrible countenance of my victim was forever bething around looked and breathed of Bianca; hope what correspondence ?" and joy fushed in my bosom at every step. I pass- • Have you not repeatedly received and replied ed a little bower in which we had often sat and to my letters?' read together. A book and a glove lay on the She clasped her hands with solemnity and fer- Florula Bostoniensis. A Collection of Plants bench. It was Bianca's glove; it was a volume of vour-As I hope for mercy, never!'

of Boston and its Vicinity, with their the Metastasio I had given her. The glove lay in A horrible surmise shot through my brain— Who

Generic and Specific Characters, principal my favourite passage. I clasped them to my heart. told you I was dead?" *All is safe;' exclaimed I, with rapture, 'she loves 'It was reported that the ship in which you em

Synonyms, Descriptions, Places of Growth, me! she is still my own!' barked for Naples perished at sea.'

and Time of Flowering, and occasional I bounded lightly along the avenue down which • But who told you the report?'

Remarks. By Jacob Bigelow, M. D. I had faltered so slowly at my departure. I beheld She paused for an instant, and trembled—Fi- Professor in Harvard University. Memher favourite pavilion which had witnessed our lippo!' parting scene. The window was open, with the

ber of the Linnean Societies of London

May the God of heaven curse him! cried I, same vine clambering about it, precisely as when extending my clinched fists aloft.

and Paris. Second Edition greatly Enshe waved and wept me an adieu. Oh! how trans- Oh do not curse him-do not curse him!'ex

larged. To which is added a Glossary porting was the contrast in my situation. As I claimed she-He is—he is--my husband!'

of the Botanical Terms employed in the passed near the pavilion, I heard the tones of a fe- This was all that was wanting to unfold the per- Work. Boston, 1824. 8vo. pp. 424. male voice. They thrilled through me with an ap- fidy that had been practised upon me. My blood peal to my heart not to be mistaken. Before I boiled like liquid fire in my veins. I gasped with Let not any one of our exclusively literary could think, I felt they were Bianca's. For an in- rage too great for utterance. I remained for a readers be alarmed at the above title. stant I paused, overpowered with agitation. I time bewildered by the whirl of horrible thoughts There may possibly be some among them feared to break in suddenly upon her. 1 softly as- that rushed through my mind. The poor victim of ready to inquire, whether we seriously incended the steps of the pavilion. The door was deception before me thought it was with her I was tend to write a review of such a book as open. I saw Bianca seated at a table ; her back incensed. She faintly murmured forth her exculwas to vards me; she was warbling, a soft melan- pation. I will not dwell upon it. I saw in it more this; a book which does not even treat of choly air, and was occupied in drawing. A glance than she meant to reveal

. I saw with a glance how the principles, but is confined to the mere sufficed to show me that she was copying one of my both of us had been betrayed. “'Tis well!' mul- details and technicalities of the science; own paintings. I gazed on her for a moment in a tered I to myself in smothered accents of concen- and which, from necessity, abounds with delicious tumult of emotions. She paused in her trated fury. He shall account to me for this !! singing; a heavy sigh, almost a sob followed. I Bianca' overheard me. New terror flashed in

that mystical language, characteristic of could no longer contain myself. Bianca er her countenance. For mercy's sake do not meet modern science, and peculiarly so of the Saimed I, in a half smothered voice. She starten him-say nothing of what has passed--for my sake department of natural history, which none at the sound; brushed back the ringlets that nung say nothing to him---I only shall be the sufferer! but the initiated can understand. To these

fore my eyes.



we reply, that, after a few previous remarks, I then; but in wandering from field to field | tory, this of Botany may well be the favorfor which we claim their patient indul- in pursuit of flowers, the body is invigorat-ite. The science of Mineralogy is yet in gence, we do intend to take same notice of ed with exercise without our perceiving its infancy, there is too much conjecture the work before us. And “what for no?” that it is a labour, our toil is turned into and uncertainty in it. The specimen beHave we not undertaken to cater for all pleasure; and while as a relaxation and an fore you may be one thing, or it may be sorts of appetites; to afford something for exercise it serves a better purpose than another, or it may be something between the gratification of every taste, be it natu- before, we are laying up a stock of new them both; and different persons, though ral or acquired? And do not the lovers of treasures in the memory, for future use or equally skilful, may decide differently in science, and especially of this science of pleasure.

doubtful cases. Organic nature, both vegBotany, form a respectable class of the Another reason for recommending the etable and animal, is nearly free from this reading community? some of whom, we study of these sciences to our readers, is objection; but the various departments of are willing to believe, may be found among the habit of accurate observation wbich Zoology, beside treating of subjects more the readers of the Literary Gazette; and they can hardly fail to introduce. In this difficult to be procured for private examinwe should feel well rewarded for our pains, respect they serve nearly the same purpose ation, cannot be pursued to much extent if any thing we could say to another class in cultivating the faculty of attention, without a sacrifice of animal life, and a deof readers, who may be favoured with leis- which the science of Geometry is allowed gree of cruelty which would, of course, deure and opportunity, should take from them to do in improving the reasoning powers; tract from the pleasure they might othereven one individual, and add him to the they cause us to examine more closely and wise afford to the inquisitive mind. Botany former.

accurately, and to see much which we combines the distinctness and certainty The importance of a knowledge of this might otherwise pass without noticing. If which recommend many branches of Zool. science in the medical profession, is so ob- some of those persons, who pride themselves ogy, with the consciousness that we cause vious as to render it quite unnecessary to on their exclusively literary attainments, no suffering in examining that which has say any thing at present on that point. In had bestowed a portion of their time on the no sensibility to pleasure or to pain. This, Agriculture, too, its usefulness will be gen- pursuits we are now recommending, they then, is a source of unmingled pleasure ;erally admitted,—for there are some who would not have yet to learn, that our wood- unless there be any whose enthusiastic would willingly confine the study of this to lands and our water-courses, nay, even our ieelings may have led them to adopt, in 80men of these pursuits ; and to this class be- stagnant ponds and marshes, produce many ber earnest, the poetical faith of Wordslong those professedly literary men, whose wild flowers which rival in splendour and worth. surprise we have ventured to anticipate at beauty the choicest of those which our cul

Through primrose banks, in that sweet bower, , the commencement of this article. But tivated gardens boast.

The periwinkle twined its wreaths; there are other reasons why we would re- We are aware of the liability of some And 'tis my faith, that every flower commend the cultivation of this science to minds to pursue a favorite subject with

Enjoys the air it breathes. the general scholar, and to all who can find avidity till they seem to have quite for- The budding twigs spread out their fan, leisure from the cares and perplexities of gotten, that there is more than one source To catch the breezy air ; business to indulge in its pursuit. of pleasure or of instruction opened to men,

And I must think, do all I can, We hold that all knowledge is desirable and learn to regard every thing else as

That there was pleasure there. which may be acquired without neglecting made to be subservient to their primary The appearance of this enlarged edition the necessary practical duties of life; pursuit. But such persons, as we have al- of Dr Bigelow's Plants of Boston, will be doubtless there are some minds so pecu- ready suggested, belong to no particular hailed with much pleasure by all the lovers liarly constituted, or, perhaps, so perverted department of science, or of literature. of Botany in New England. His happy by an erroneous education, as to make that There are many of these to be found en- talent at description is not surpassed, as poison, which in their more healthy state grossed with the studies we are recom- far as our knowledge has extended, by any would have been nutritious. But these mending, but they may be found in all oth- writer on American plants. With his deare the exceptions to a general rule; the ers. For ourselves, we have never yet ac- scription before you, it is scarcely possible more extensive our acquirements are, quired that kind of taste, -and have no to be at a loss, whether the plant in your the more abundant the resources from disposition to recommend it.-which can hand, is, or is not, the one to which he rewhich we are enabled to draw, the greater see as much beauty in the plants of the fers. He sees every peculiarity, and so will be the probability of accomplishing a herbarium as in those of the meadow, or describes it, that one must be but ill acgood or great design in the mental, as well examine the green amaranth that infests quainted with the language of the science, as in the material world. If any portion our gardens with as much satisfaction as if he can find something else in another of these acquisitions is used to no purpose, the splendid lily that just before blossomed plant, and mistake it for that of which he or to a purpose worse than none, it is the in the same bed. And we do think that is reading. The number of plants not fault of him who uses it, and not of that the prejudice, which supposes there is any described by our author in his first edition, which is used; it is not science which thing necessarily connected with these compelled us to abandon his work for Eamakes men pedantic; the seeds of pedant- studies, or those of similar character, tend-ton's Manual, not neglecting, however, to ry were sown in the mind before the sci- ing to disqualify the mind for the cultiva- avail ourselves of Bigelow's more ample and ence was implanted, and they would have tion of any other branch of useful or ele. satisfactory descriptions, when they were sprung up alike with any other mode of gant literature, wholly unwarranted. We to be had.' Eaton's catalogue is sufficiently culture, or even without cultivation at should give our views more at large on this comprehensive ; but in many cases where all. If we should admit that more than a point, and had proposed to do so, when we the specific characters are founded on nice, fair proportion of pedantry is to be found began this article, but the subject magni- and not very obvious distinctions, we have among the votaries of natural science, it fies itself in our hands, and new views open found it difficult to determine the species would only show that these sciences afford upon us, which, if pursued, would carry us by his descriptions; this difficulty is in a a favourable opportunity for the display of quite too far from the work before us ; nor great measure removed from Dr Bigelow's that weakness,—not that they have any would our limits admit of such digression. work, by giving the specific characters in sbare in its production.

We must content ourselves with observing, a larger type, and distinct from the rest of To men of sedentary habits, as literary that while our country can boast of such the description, and thus enabling us to see men generally are, a fondness for natural men as Professor Silliman, and the author at one glance what they are. We have, history will furnish new incentives to exer- of the work now before us, more will be during the last seven years, as opportunity cise. A ramble in the fields, taken as a done by their personal example than by a offered, paid some attention to the plants necessary relaxation from study, and per- host of arguments, to rescue their favorite in two different neighbourhoods in the more formed with no other purpose, loses half pursuits from such unmerited reproach. southern part of this State, and in one in its benefit, and is too often felt as a bur- Of all the departments of natural his-Rhode Island; and we do not now recollect more than about twenty species which we | able addition to the work, more especially {partment, has attained an eminence hithhave examined, that are not to be found in if accompanied by some of our author's erto unsurpassed in fertility, richness, and this enlarged edition of our author's work. own observations upon them; for we think beauty. But while a glorious light has Perhaps more attentive and accurate ob- an attention to this singular tribe of plants, been shining every where else, darkness servers would have found a greater num- so far at least as to distinguish the genera, has still enveloped the stage. It would be ber; but we would infer from this, that the would be interesting even to those who sufficient to awaken a feeling of transport, book in its present form is sufficiently co- study this science for amusement only. and a burst of gladness, to see but one sinpious for the purpose which it is designed We had noticed in the former edition of gle ray falling there. And if, therefore, to serve; and that the botanical student, in this work, some apparent errors in describ- we should find, on reading this spirited, inthis section of our country, will be likely to ing the colours of the flowers, and we do genious, and popular production, that it yet meet with few plants that are not described not find them corrected in this. For in- falls far short of the doings of former days, in it;-and yet, as nearly, or quite all of stance, the Myosotis palustris, said by our is beneath the proper standard of the times, these twenty are to be found in Eaton's author to be rose-coloured, to our eyes is of and even radically and irremediably defecManual, it would hardly be expedient to a delicate blue. The Trichostema dichoto- tive; still we must not judge too harshly of throw that aside.

ma-Blue curls--and Echium vulgare-Vi- its English admirers, nor wonder that they Our author retains the whole twenty-four per's Bugloss—both of which are said to be should applaud it as they did. classes of Linnæus, differing in this respect purple, are also blue; while the Epilobium After a most careful perusal and reperufrom many of the later botanical writers, angustifolium-Willow herband Liatris sal, we must say that we are not at all surwho reduce the number to twenty-two, re- scariosa, both called blue by our author, prised at its favorable reception on the jecting two of those classes. We shall not appear to us to be decidedly purple. In- stage. It was made for the stage, just as take upon ourselves to decide, whether it is deed, there seems to be much confusion of certain celebrated razors were made to better to reject or to retain them, but we the purple and blue in many parts of the sell; and is good for little else. We do could wish a uniformity in the arrangement book. We know very well, that it is a not mean to speak rashly nor flippantly. might be adopted, which should extend, at maxim among botanists to piace no reli- But it must be clear to every impartial least, through all the books on American ance on the colour, and that in some flow- reader, that it was made with a view to plants; that the student who occasionally ers this is very variable; but we have seen stage effect alone, and while to that end it consults different catalogues and descrip- no variation in the plants we have men- is admirably suited, it wants other qualities tions, may not be perplexed on finding the tioned, in any of the situations in which which are necessary to render it a first rate sanne plant occupying so different a place in we have observed them; and if it be performance. If there be brilliant flashes another arrangement, from that in which worth while to mention the colour at all, it of wit, high poetical thought and diction, he had been accustomed to see it. It is is surely desirable to name it correctly. and constant breakings in of a strong and very desirable that every unnecessary This is one of the most prominent charac- original genius;-this is what a writer of stumbling-block should be removed from ters of the plant, and we know from expe- such powers could not help, and we give the path of the beginner. The Glossary rience, that the young student, while en- him, we confess, small credit for it. His which is added to this edition is a valuable deavouring to ascertain the name of a new work, as a whole, is constructed on a founappendage ; and we should suppose that plant, will place dependence upon it; and dation essentially false, and with notions the possession of this book, containing, as it if the description is faulty in this respect, thoroughly destructive of all enduring emidoes, about twice the number of plants de- it will often perplex and mislead him. We nence ;-so that while he has put together scribed in the former edition, would be con- should venture to express our regret that a collection of brilliant and enviable clapsidered by every practical botanist in New the work appeared so late in the season, as traps, he has formed but a poor comedy England as indispensable.

to deprive us of its benefit for a great part not a true comedy-not a classical comedy, But we should be thought undeserving of the present year, did we not recollect Every thing about it is forced, unnatural, the name of critics, if we could point out that these remarks will appear at a time so affected, we had almost said mechanical. no defects in the book that we are review-much more out of season. We might say There is scarcely a trait of real living naing; and will, therefore, say, that, in our something too of the handsome style in ture, or a touch of true pathos, or an exopinion, the genus Vaccinium, in an Amer- which this book is published, but we re- pression of simple feeling ; nor which is ican book, should be placed in the tenth collect that the publishers in this city have the inevitable consequence—is the slightclass, where Persoon and Pursh have placed of late years done themselves so much credit est interest excited in the character or fate it. Eaton tells us, “ there are about twenty- in this respect, that the execution of this of any one of the persons. By this last five species in North America, not one of work, excellent as it is, can present no par- standard, unquestionably the just one, we them octandrous, and barely three octan- ticular claim to our notice on that account. consent that our opinion should be tried. drous species in Europe.” The cranberry,

We venture to say, that no man ever did, or which is octandrous, has been made a sepa

ever will, in hearing or reading this comerate genus, Oxycoccus, we think on suf- Pride shall have a Fall. A Comedy, in Five dy, care a groat for the plot or the charficient grounds, by some of our botanists.

Acts--with Songs. New York, 1824. lacters; all he will remember will be some We have frequently examined the common

18mo. pp. 86.

sinart repartees, some good and some bad Agrimony-Agrimonia eupatoria-in differ- A new play, popular in representation, and puns, some splendid declamation, some strikent situations, and found it invariably con- at the saine time able to take a place with the ing poetry. But he will acknowledge no taining but five stamens; this, surely, is of literature of the age, is such a phenomenon sympathy with the perplexity of Lorenzo, sufficient importance to be noticed in the that we seized with eagerness the opportu- or the insulted and suffering gentleness of description. We observe the Sabbatia chlo- nity of reading this celebrated production. Victoria, or the nobleness of Stefano. roides, placed in the fifth class, is particu- It comes across the water recominended by These are matters of no consequence to larly mentioned as sometimes containing plaudits loud and long, both within the him. He is taken up with the boisterous twelve stamens; and there is quite as much house and out of the house—from the pit, buffonery of Torrento, and the exquisite afnecessity that a plant of the eleventh class boxes, and galleries of the theatres, and fectation of the dandy officers. And we should be noticed as having only five. We from the studies and garrets of the critics. ask if that play can be accounted to have recollect, when we first found this plant to For a long period a curse seems to have attained the object of the legitimate drama, have searched the fifth class in vain for its brooded over the genuine and respectable or to deserve a place among the “ classics description; and not till long after did we, drama; and the apparent breaking forth of the English stage,” which accomplishes by accident, discover what it was. The from its influence in this essay, is doubtless only this? generic characters of the different plants one cause of the extraordinary raptures How the author should thus egregiously of the fungus, or mushroom tribe, placed which have attended its publication. The err, is easily seen. He wrote for the after the ferns, would have been an accept-) literature of the age in almost every de- stage--for the visible, corporeal, wooden,


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and scene-shifting stage. He thought o The second scene introduces Ventoso, the

Cor. The sublime dejection of a disastrous love. nothing but the stage, with its right and new made Count, and his lady, who cause

(aside to the Major.

Cor. (plays)-Game. left hand doors, the prompter's bell, and the their daughter to reject Lorenzo in their

Col. Lorenzo, will you play? painted streets and fields. He did not put presence, contrary to her own inclination. Lor. Excuse me, Colonel; I am not in spirits; I himself in the place of the persons whom We may find a specimen bere.

beg I may not disturb any one. he introduced, and consider how in actual

Ven. Countess, I'll not be made a common prey

Cor. Quite gone out! Dull as a select party of life, as real bonâ fide men and women, they To all your fortune-hunters. Must I have the first distinction, 'pon honour.

Col. Stir, Lorenzo! This doubloon for the doctor would naturally feel, and think, and act, My house tumed inside out, my daughters foold, and talk; he only fancied them standing, My lungs chok'd up with asthma ?--So, prepare ! - who will find out his distemper.

(finging money on the table. and strutting, and screaming, on Covent I'll build a hut a hundred miles off, wife?

Coun. Here is rebellion. (aside)-Signior, spare

Maj. Poh! its the military epidemic—the comGarden boards, and considered what would

your speech;

ing on of the balf-pay,-a cursed complication of go off well there. He did not see them in I'm mistress here, and have been-

disorders. his mind's eye as human beings, truly liv- Ven. (Forty years !)

(aside in vexation.

Lor. (rises, gradually recovering his spirits) ing and acting in the world; but as actors Coun. If girls are handsome, noble, young and The simple fact is, my good friends, I am rather


out of temper just now--I have been extremely on the stage, dressed up to play a part; not

Ven. Satan's about the house !--You're all the insulted. to express their own souls, but to show off

All. Insulted! to an audience. He saw no lovers, he sent l'll sell my house and lands. (he walks aboutangrily.

Maj. You had a fair thrust for it, I hope? his genius into no private dwellings, into What's woman's wit,


Lor. No, confound it, that was out of the quesno hearts torn with passion, or disturbed Gentle and simple, toiling for thro' life, with anxiety; he only went to the play- What are your sleepless midnights for, your routs, From fourteen to fourscore and upwardis? Man!

tion. 'Twas by a womar..

Cor. Oh, jilted! nothing more? Ha, ha! It house, and figured to himself Mr Kemble, That turn your skins to parchment? Why, for might have happened to the handsomest man in the Mr Jones, and Miss Paton. In this arti


service ; for example----But on what grounds ficial and cold blooded way of going to What are your cobweb robes, that, spite of frost,

were you turned out ?

(to Lorenzo.

Lor. (angrily)--Turned out, sir? work, he has incontestably succeeded in Show neck and knee to Winter? Why, for Man!

Cor. Mille pardons ! I mean, exiled, expatriarcrowding the theatre; but be it remember- What are your harps, pianos, simpering songs ed, it is the degenerated theatre-filled by What are your rouge, your jewels, waltzes, wigs,

ed, made horrible. Languish'd to lutes ? All for the monster, Man!

Col. Eh?- The infidelity all on one side, I supthose who applaud as loudly the rope-dan- Your scoldings, scribblings

, eatings, drinkings, for? poses. We cers, the harlequins, and the horses, as Your morn, noon, night? For man! Aye, man, man,

Maj. Were you in doubt whether you were Shakspeare and Garrick; who may ap


(he sits at his desk. most in love with the daughter, the mother, or the plaud, therefore, not for nature, for truth,

Coun. (aside in surprise)

grand-mother? for sentiment, but for artifice and trick, Here's his o'erflowing torrent of fierce speech, Here are bold words !--his ancient spirit's roused;

Cor. Were you miscellaneous in the house?

Pray, who is the fair deceiver, after all? and for the very reason, that there is in it That I had thought dried up this many a day;

Lor. (fretfully)-Old Ventoso's daughter. Now neither nature nor truth. Even what has Well, take your way, my lord !

let me alone.

(retreating. been quoted as fine poetry, and such it cer- (I'll have that leger burned.)(aside) There's news

Col. He by the public gardens; the late mer. arrived.

chant-indeed? tainly is, has yet in many instances this in


Maj. Old Figs and Raisins ! Ha, ha, ha! herent and damning defect, of being unnat- This speech of Ventoso is very smart, and Cor. Absolutely ;-old Allspice and Sugarcanes! ural and out of place,--forced in, head and has been highly praised. But how came Muffs and meerschaums ! shoulders, not because it belongs there, but it here?

Col. So, Captain, the old trafficker refused to

take because it will make a figure. We should Lor. (turning on Ventoso)—What treachery's you

into the firm ?

(haughtily. be easily persuaded that all such passages


Maj. The veteran grocer did not like the green

recruit. Ha, ha! were random scraps from the author's com- Your answer, Sir. I'll not be scorn'd in vain ! mon-place book, which he was afraid of

Cor. The green !--superb! How picturesque!Ven. (agitated)—Saint Anthony save us! I foresaw it all

The Major’s from the Emerald Isle. (they laugh. losing, and therefore pasted them upon this Left here alone with this--rhinoceros ! (aside.

Maj. By the glory of the Twentieth ; you might work wherever he could make them stick. (To Lorenzo)-Nay, Captain, hear but reason ;

have turned to trade in your full uniform, my boy. We have thus frankly stated our opinion let's be friends.

(to Lorenzo.

Cor. Hung out your shabrac for an apron. of the one grand and pervading fault of My wife--all woman kind must have their willthis sparkling and amusing play. We can

Maj. Cutsoap with your sabre.
Please her, and buy a title.

Col. And made a scale of your sabretache.

Lor. Title, fool! not fully justify our opinion by an examin

Ven. (following him, soothingly)

Maj. For the regular sale and delivery of salt, ation so little minute as the limits of our Then half the world are fools. The thing's dog.


Col. And Indigo. paper require-indeed, we can hope to


Cor. No; that's for the Blues. be fully justified only by those who will Down in the market, fifty below par;

Lor. Gentlemen, I find I must bid you good carefully read the whole play for them- They have them at all prices, stars and strings ; selves. What we have room for, we will Blue boars, red lions, bogs in armour, goats, Aye, from a ducat upwards--you'll have choice,

night. This depresses—this offends me. I'm in

no temper for jesting. bring forward. Swans with two necks, gridirons and geese! By Jove, we all know you to be a capital, high-flavour'd fel

Col. Poh! Lorenzo, no parting in ill humour. The plot turns upon an affront received My doctor, nay, my barber, is a knight, by Lorenzo, a Sicilian Captain of Hussars, And wears an order at his button-hole,

low; but, as one of us, you might have consulted

your rank,--the honour of the regiment,-in this and the attempt of his brother officers to Like a field marshal.

city connexion. revenge it. He was a lover of Victoria, What man in Ventoso's situation would

Cor. By all that's dignified, one of the Royal Siwhose parents, having obtained a title, ever think of talking thus?

cilian, the Twentieth !-- should not be conscious compelled her to discard him. This being The second act is made up of scenes of the existence of any thing under a Duke. deemed an insult to the whole corps, they among the officers of the Hussars, which

Maj. He may nod to a General, eh?—now and

then ;-Cornet. take a wild profligate from jail, and send are the best drawn characters in the play,

Cor. When the streets are empty ;-but be him to woo Victoria in the disguise of a because they are designed to represent men should be familiar with no maninagnificent nobleman. This is giving pride whose whole being is artificial and affected. Col. Under a Prince of the blood. its fall; though it was but a small one, There is sometimes too near an approach Cor. Nor with him, unless on guard at Court. since Lorenzo turns out to be that noble-to farce; but perhaps this should not be Lor. (half laughing)---Gentlemen, I am perfectman's son, and of course, marries his mis- complained of.

ly sensible of your infinite superiority—but--UD

fortunately, all the world are not so accessible to tress very happily; while the impostor, Col. Not another word, Major. Here's some conviction. The venerable lady of the mansion's Torrento, proves to be an heir of estate one at the door. This quarrel must not be made a last words to me were, that she would not suffer a and title, and marries Leonora, Victoria's town-talk. the door opens, Lorenzo enters, and daughter of hers to marry any Trooper of us all. sister.

throws himself on a chair, dejectedly) Oh, it's Lo- All. Trooper! (in various irritation.)

renzo! why, man, what's the matter with you?- Col. Beelzebub! Trooper! The play begins with a violent bustle, any bad news, Captain?

Cor. Muffs and meerschaums! and bustle is the word to the very

together, last.

(the Cornet and Major return to the table. Maj. By the glory of the Twentieth!


Lor. Gentlemen of the Twentieth--that was the | Ætna ;-a devilish deal more smoke than fire--like I'd make her wed a hippopotamus.

(exit. very word. a young soldier, Cornet, my dear.

Ven. A hippopotamus! (laughing] 'Twixt son Maj. I'll go instantly and challenge the whole (the Cornet turns away angrily, the Colonel pa

and wife house, from the count to the kitchen maid.

cifies him.

I might turn showman. Cor. Let us send all the farriers to shoe the hor. Col. He shall have my last uniform.

Tor. (advances towards a picture] A noble picses in front of these parvenus; we'll hammer hem Tor. No, Colonel; my morals and my wardrobe

ture, deaf.

may have set light enough upon me, but they shall Count--a Tintoret? Col. Or order the trumpeters to practise six both sit lighter, before I take up the abandoned hab- Ven. Some martyrdom, or marriage-(all the hours a night under their balcony. (laughing its of the Hussars. I must have carte-blanche


(aside. Cor. Or, take signal vengeancefor a hotel, an equipage--a wardrobe-or here I

The book is full of similar stale jokes Maj. Aye, to exterminate the whole neighbour stay. hood

Col. Carte-blanche! The fellow will make us about wives and matrimony. Toward the Cor. No man has it more in his power than bankrupt. He'll break the regiment.

close of this scene is another example of yourself, Major;-sing them one of your--Na- Tor. Break the regiment? No! I don't aspire fine poetry out of place, and awkwardly intional melodies. to be a national benefactor.

troduced. Torrento is made to utter a set (they laugh, the Colonel pacifies the Major. Maj. Bravo! your scheme?

declamation about curiosity, of thirty lines Col. What kind of existence is this dangerous

Tor. The whole affair needs not cost you a se

long! In the fifth act, Spado, a servant, jilt? Have you seen her, gentlemen?

quin. It can be done on credit. Why, if it were Maj. I bave--a hundred times. She was always not done on credit, nobody would take me for a favours us with the following description; on parade when I was officer of the day. A tough man of fashion.- When the cash is called for, you while all the personages stop short, in the affair, with a vinegar visage ; a compound of have only to follow the most approved examples; midst of very interesting arrangements, to Cor. Her old father's cellars.

take the benefit-of those walls, and --sponge. listen to him ! Col. A claret complexion.

Maj. How the devil did he get his knowledge of Maj. Blue-ruin lips. first principles ?

-[Spado enters)-And here's Spado. What Cor. Tongue thick as Tokay.

Cor. The haut-ton to a hair.--How rapidly the have you done? Have you settled their reception Maj. And eyes, like hock in green glasses. rascal fashionizes !-- You can give him the lady's with the jailor. Are the grooms prepared? Are

the cavalcade going? Col. With, as I presume, no small share of the picture, Major. It will be his commission.

(to Spado. Tartar at bottom.

The reception of the counterfeit Prince then off: a grand show, sir, private as it was! The

Spa. Signior, the cavalcade are gone. I saw Cor. Tartar! Muffs and meerschaums ! Hot- is excellently bustling and ridiculous. old Count and Countess full of bustle-blunders and tentot! Lor. (rising from his chair)-Colonel! I can

(flourish of clarionets and horns outside. Brussels lace, according to custom; the bride full listen to this no longer. 1 insist upon it that the

(" His Highness the Prince de Pindemonte” is of blushes and tears, according to custom ; and the subject shall be dropped. You don't know the

announced by successive Servants, outside. bride's maids, servant maids, and maids of all delady. She's lovely, incomparable.

Bern. (entering, announces) –His Highness the scriptions, full of laughing and impudence, tattle Maj . Aye, aye, a Venus of course. (half aside. Prince de Pindemonté.

and white top-knots, also according to custom. I Cor. Yes, if ever there was one at the Cape.

(the Septett begins, and, at the second verse, a will be revenged on some of them yet.

train of Volets, richly dressed, enter. Tor(half aside.

Lor. Silence, Sir; go out of the room. Col. You may leave the lady to her natural fate,

rento, magnificently costumed, follows, and Spa. To be all but pelted by them; bouncing the trader is rich. She will throw herself away,

flings himself into a chair; the Valets rang-baggages! By St. Januarius, the hussies sent a peal ing themselves behind.

of tongues after me! Peal of thunder! It was according to the manner of all women who have money, and the business will be done by some

(Torrento reclining himself indolently. enough to sour all the wine in the island. scoundrel with a plausible leg, a romance on his Tor. Bravo! bravissimo, superh.--Begone!

(goes, murmuring. tongue, and a pair of dice in his pocket.

I'm weary of you.

(the singers retire.

There are several situations in which Lor. (starting from his reverie) That will be (Looking round)--Showy pictures, plate,


there is room for the display of real emothe most appropriate of all punishments! Her Tapestry.—'Twill do.

tion, and where the author seems to design pride shall be mortified. She shall make some de- (To Bernardo)--Pray, fellow, who are those, Bowing beside me?

tenderness. When we say that the followgrading match. Maj. Some Sicilian Quack.

(To an attendant)--Carlo, bring my musk. ing is the most successful attempt, our All (murmur) Sicilian!

Coun. (to Ventoso),Address the Prince

readers may judge for themselves of the Col. Or French Valet!


dearth of genuine natural feeling in the Cor. Or English Blacklegs, or-

Ven. (in alarm)--Not I, for all the world!
Maj. No, farther Westward, sir, if you please.

Coun. Stand forth, my lord.—The Count Ven- play.
(stopping him.
toso, Prince.

[Victoria, attended by bride-maids, enters. Cor. But where are we to find this impostor? (Ventoso attempts to speak, Torrento surveys him.

(Lorenzo enters from an opposite door. Maj. Ha, ha, ha! Sweet simplicity of youth, Ven. Most mighty! most magnificent !

Lor. Victoria!

(irresolutely. (he stops in embarrassment, repeats his words, Vic. Lorenzo! find an impostor. Why, man, you'll find him in

(she is overwhelmed. ninety-nine out of an hundred, and that of the best

and stops again.

[To the Count] There's a dimness on my eyes!

Coun. The man's tongue-tied! company. But I'll find him for you within a hun

Save me, my father. I would rather look dred yards of this spot. You know my friend is (To Ventoso)— I will address his highness. (aside. Upon the pale and hollow front of death, governor of the jail; I beg his Generaship’s par- Most noble, puissant, and illustrious Prince,

she addresses Torrento. Than meet that glance. don, of the Castle.

Lor. (advancing] Victoria! if your heartCol. The jail is the next street, I think. Let Whose virtues, dignities, and ancient birth, Coun. Stand back, plebeian! Marry with your

like. us go there directly, and pick out a rogue for our

This day both honour and eclipse our house.
Ven. Eclipse our house !

There lies the door. Begone!
Lor. He must not be a ruffian ; I will not have

[attempting to harangue. Ven. [calling to Torrento)-Prince! take your Tor. (half aside.]

Rival orators! her insulied; the fellow must be decent.

bride. Maj. My love, he shall be magnificent; as fine (With hauteur] Honour! This moment there are (Those wives and daughters!)

[aside. as a Duke, or a Drum-Major. He shall be as full

ten grandees

Lor. Scorn'd, aspers’d, disdain'd, of fuss and feathers as a new laid Aid-de-Camp.

Waiting, with each an heiress in his hand; For blood, that flows as hotly in my veins
I leave them to despair. The Emperor

As in an emperor's.

[indignantly. Proceeding to the jail, they find Torren- Offered me three archduchesses at once,

Can birth bequeath to, and agree with him to act the impostor. With provinces for portions. --I declined. Mind to the mindless; spirit to the vile;

Ven. (haranguing] This day eclipse our house! Valour to dastards ; virtue to the knave ?Tor. Gentlemen, there is no time to be lost. Coun.

A Grand Signior! 'Tis nobler to stand forth the architect My toilette--my toilette !

Tor. Aye, there's my wbisker'd friend the Ot- of our own fame, than lodge i’ the dusty halls Cor. The fellow shall have my whole war-es


Of ancestry!—To shine before the world, tablisoment. My parade moustaches, my velvet | A brilliant spirit, spite of Mahomet,

Like sunrise from the dusk, than twinkle on boots, my embroidered toothpicks

The finest judge in Europe of champagne- In far and feeble starlight ! Tor. But my stud, my team, gentlemen. A He would have given his haram, wife and all.

Here we part; swindler's nothing unless he drives four in hand. Ven. His wife!-a wise old Turk.

One kiss, fair traitress! kisses her] Death-like Col. True, true! Major, you can lend him your

[aside, laughing

cold and sweet. bays for a day or two.

Tor. (impatiently)—Where is the bride ? And now the world's before me. Cor. Bays! much more easily lent than one's Coun. She waits your highness' bidding.

This be all, laurels, Major. (laughing; Ven. (to the Countess] Listen, wife;

Early or late, Lorenzo's epitaph: Maj. What, Sir? (the Colonel pacifies him.--. No tyranny. She must not be compelled. [aside. That he had deem'd it nobler, to go forth, will lend him a sabre as long as the Straits of Gi- Coun. (to Ventoso aside, angrily)--Hold your Steering his sad and solitary prow braltar, and a meerschaum that smokes like Mount

wise tongue-if she's a child of mine, Across the ocean of adventurous deeds,


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