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If it were not that virgin modesty ID Noi)
Did fill, with tyrant pow'r, a maiden's heart,
I could say something, too, of panting hope,
And anxious expectation, such as feels tot
The turtle, when her mate, awhile departing,
Leaves her to wait and weep for his return...)

Gonzaga. How can I thank thee Words to thy desert
Are weak and powerless as a tiny balance,
To weigh the vast and boundless universe.
Oh, for that hour, when holy marriage rites
Shall give a husband's title to my love! :i
Then let me now entreat thee to assent to you
The plan which stern necessity compels: rin
To join my flight from hence without delay,
And leave a father whose relentless breast
Would cut our loves asunder, for the gay,
The gallant, and the gorgeous halls of Venice.

Julia. I love you much, I love my honour more!
What/-shall our loves become the common talk,
The theme of conversation ? Men will cry,
Where'er I go, “ that is the recreant child,
Who left her father for her paramour,”.

Gonzaga. Dear Julia, say not so; and do not thwart
A lover's hopes : let Cupid claim his empire,
O’er youthful vows and wishes.

Dearest Love,
I have a story for you:—there was once,
Some hundred years ago, as legends tell,
A Prince, who dwelt in Mantua-by chance,
Viewing the works of a skill'd painter, he

a picture fairer than the host
Of sculptur'd Grecian forms-more beautiful
Than those bright Phidias design'd, or the bold hand
Of great Apelles drew.--Its beauty struck him,
And straight he sought to learn the name and rank
Of the fair maid for whom it was design'd;
And, having learnt them, found she was the child
Of his sire's direst foe. In the mean garb
Of a poor courtier, then, he sought her court,
And won her love, and-

Julia. And what, Gonzaga,-
What did he do!

Gonzaga. He fell, my dearest Love,
Fell at her feet, and told her all--but she,
When that she found she had bestow'd her heart,
As she thought, on her enemy, rose up,
And bade him never, on his life, presume
Approach her presence more. The youth, abash'd
Stood like a statue, rooted to the ground.
Fir'd, then, by dire astonishment, he spoke,
Alas, but once !
Then, all his grief rush'd on him like the tide,
The foaming tide: his heart could bear no more. ,
As the swift eagle cleaves the vaulted skies,
He hurried onwards-darted to the brink
» Of a steep precipice, down whose rugged side
He frantic cast himself, and headlong fell
Into eternal night!

Julia. Poor soul! He was sx
Beautiful, no doubt.
Gonzaga. I cannot say, Love.

Julire. But, ah! how cruel was that fain who could
See such a lover perish!

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Julia. I do, indeed! 2009 1 TH! A
Gonzagaoi Then, Julia, lol. That man, t'iu 1
That man now stands before youllam hel, ko
Juliasta kmpossible

Gonzaga. Yet it is true, by heaven!
I am the son of Foscari. I mipai

Julia, You! Gonzagampanan
Gonzaga. Yes, I am he, my Julia ! It is he
Whom your stern father hates, as he hates death.
Now, then, pronounce my doom !-Away with me
To Venice, and my father.--But, if not,
This is the last, the last sad night that we
Shall ever meet together!

Julia. Oh, Gonzaga!
Rack me not thus !---I will not yield to you!

'Twere better, far, that we should ever part, 137. Than wed against a father's stern decree.

Gonzaga. Farewell, then, Julia !--I have lov'd you well!
Better than ever woman was belov'd
Before by man. Now, beauty, hear my last,
My last request.


shall hear of poor Gonzaga's death,
Refụse not one sad tributary tear.
I can no more—one kiss, and then farewell ;
Farewell for ever, love- (Going.)

Julia. Hold, tempter, hold !
Julia is thine ; her tender heart would burst
To see thy wretchedness. All must give way to love,
He is a powerful tyrant, who possesses
Dreadful supremacy o’ér all our hearts.

Gonzaga. Thanks, love, ten thousand thanks for thy kind speech;
I would reward you, if 'twere possible :
Yet how can I reward you: as the last,
The dear proof of love let me beseech you,
When the white mists arising from the ground,
And the first golden beams of Phæbụs' ray
Announce approaching morn, and when the lark
Sings his gay carol to the pale blue sky,
Expect Gonzaga, and a faithful friend,
With two feet steeds, to bear you hence away.
Unto his father's court.

Julia.. I know not what.
Must it be

SO, Gonzaga ?
Gonzaga. It must, indeed ; '.-os non
We have but that resource.
Julia. Ha! how my

Throbs in


bosom--this is the first act
Of disobedience that I've ever shewn
In word or deed unto the duke, my sire
But if it must be so, no matter.
Gonzaga. Sweet

grey mantle of the morning shrouded,
We'll quit Milan--Do you consent? ;

Julia. I do.
Gonzaga. Till then auspicious fates attend you.

[Exeunt Julia, ISABELLA, and Gonzaga.

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My daughter, like some courtežan, has giv'n

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Unworthy strumpet--Now thou art become
As something alien to the line of Sforza.php? CiT
Contarino. But


will stop this assignation, princex 51,11414 Will you allow your daughter thus to leave you?

Sforza. Yes, my good friend, for I have east her off ;
And now to me she's nothing, let her go
Where love and lust persuade her, I will follow
Immediately to Venice, where I'll weave
My nets of fell destruction for the race
To which she's linked herself--and not a scion
Shall of that stem survive to tell the tale
Of my dark, deep, and terrible revenge
Say not a word
Contarino. My lord, I am obedient. [Exeunt separately.


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In Grosvenor-square, not long ago,

I went by invitation,
1. To a kind of intellectual show,

A rout for conversation.
Y9w It!

Shells, fossils, books, the last new piece, 191 342

Are scatter'd round the room ;

While statues, bearing lamps from Greece, woj

The classic dome illume.
agen dates'; iing, Women of genius, men of sense,

Among the guests appear;
.st. Wit, fancy, learning, eloquence,

Are found concentred here.
Who is that lady? What a throng

Her every step attend, see !

What buzzing, laughing, what a tongue ! LITTLE From such a wife defend me!

Of wit refin'd, of talents rare,

So wond'rous clever reckon'd;
In compliment, the talking fair

Is call’d, De Stael the Second.
And who comes here so full of grace,

With step so fairy light?

eyes, -what hair! Gods, what a face!
Her teeth how pearly white !
Presto!-A host of swains are seen

Obsequious at her side ;
And the heart's homage, mind, and mien,

Now equally divide.
An hour scarce past, lo! dazzling wit

I see left sad and lone,
And radiant Beauty pouting sit

On a deserted throne.
What fascination's this, what spell

Draws all the crowd out yonder;
Who is this new, attractive belle ?

I ask in eager wonder.
szinh ," She doesn't seem pretty, young she's not”-
2435" 9. Our host turns fiercely round,
** M * 5,1! :- Why, zounds! sir, don't you know she's got

A hundred thousand pounds ?"

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The village of Adersbach, in Bo- path, which is sometimes twenty feet hemia, situated in a valley, at the wide, and sometimes not more than foot of the Giant Mountains, at the two, continues its course through extreme confines of Silesia, is cele- innumerable windings between the brated for the extraordinary groups perpendicular groups,

and those of rock which rise in its environs, masses which, like walls, enclose and extend, though with frequent them on the right and left. A perinterruptions, as far as Heuscheuer. son is frequently obliged to crawl The village borders on a most beau- across the intervals, above which the tiful mead, watered by a small rivu- rocks lean one against the other. let, which has its source in the midst The imagination of the old conducof this rocky labyrinth. It is bound- tor has discovered in the most irreed on the south by large masses of gular masses resemblances to a parock which stand upright, contigu- l'ace, a church, a monastery, a pulpit, ous to each other, and separated only and an infinity of other objects. By by crevices of different widths. The this happy discovery, he hopes to greater number of them are one hun- render them more worthy the obserdred feet high or upwards, and pre

vation of the curious. sent forms which are singularly di

In this labyrinth, a person is versified. Some of them resemble obliged to go continually zigzag, works of art, as columns, walls, one time he walks on the naked sand, towers; some are bounded at the at another on the moss and flowery top by irregular curve lines, though turf: at one time he passes under their sides are as perpendicular as if low saplings, at another, he pursues they had been cut by a level. Others the course of little rivulets, whose are bent in all directions, and their smooth and limpid waters follow the craggy summits, which hang in the multiplied sinuosities of their course. air, threaten to descend every mo

These little streams are, in many ment from their perilous abode. places, provided with little bridges, Some of them stand upon an im- or crossed by planks, for the convemense base, and diminish as they nience of those who explore this little rise, while others retain the same mysterious world. After journeying uniform dimensions from their bases about a league and a half, the traveller to their summits. The bases of arrives at a place, extremely cool and many of them are rounded by the agreeable, ornamented with saplings, action of the waters. The most re- hung with all sorts of mosses and markable of these rocks is that com- plants, and closed up, on all sides, monly called the inverted sugar loaf, by tremendous rocks. The loud an appellation which sufficiently de- murmuring of a rivulet, which presignates its singular form ; and many cipitates from a sort of basin, adds isolated pillars which, though only a aninexpressible charm to the delights few feet in diameter at the base, ele- of this solitude. Underneath two vate themselves amid their compeers, lofty saplings, near a fountain as like a range of chimnies.

cool and transparent as imagination The moment we enter this laby- can conceive, stands a table, a bench, rinth, we perceive on all sides groups and some seats formed out of the of rock, which surprize us the more, rock. This place is frequently renbecause we are not in a situation to dered the scene of festive happiness"; examine their height and extent. and is frequently greeted by mornThey encircle a beautiful mead, ing visitants who come to breakfast which may be considered the vesti- there. The repast is rendered delibule of the labyrinth.

cious by the agreeable coolness of An old honest forester generally the place, which invigorates the aniserves as guide to those, whose curio- mal faculties in a surprising manner. sity leads them to explore this ro- From this resting-place there is mantic labyrinth. They follow a an ascent by a narrow opening. The path which is covered, in many way is difficult, as it leads over heaps places, with sand and rubbish form of sand, produced by the wrecks ed from fragments of the rock. This continually falling from the rocks,

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[Aug, and which are as friable as the ashes ball to the north of

21 town near the crater of a volcano, for at of Reinerz. In approaching the every step the traveller loses his feet, mountain in this direction, a most


opens at its feet. when he arrives at the top, he is. It is difficult to reach it on this side, more than recompensed by the sight though considerable efforts were ni of a cascade which precipitates from made in 1763, to facilitate the access.

A the summit of the rocks. The water The traveller passes constantly over falls, in its first descent, from a height ledges of rocks which are detached of twenty feet, on a rock which im- and laid one over another, in all dipedes its perpendicular course, glides rections. Some of them are as large afterwards down a gentle descent, as houses, others equal churches in and completes its course by flinging magnitude, nor can imagination give itself into the lower basin. Near its creations a greater diversity of this stream the rocks have formed a form than these rocks present. The dark and lofty vault, which presents greater part of the rocks are naked, a most majestic and terrible aspect. but at a considerable height we meet

It is a work of many days to tra- a space which has been called the verse all the different paths which garden, and which contains trees cross this labyrinth, but next to the and plants of various kinds. The natural beauties which we have alrocks lift themselves all around, ready described, is an ancient castle piled one over another, On the in ruins, situated in the midst of summit of Tafelstein, which is one those masses of rock, and which, in of the most elevated, there is a most all probability, served as an asylum interesting and romantic prospect. for robbers. The guide, before he The rock on which it is fixed is takes leave of his company, gene- cut perpendicular, like a wall at a rally fires a pistol near the narrow depth of many hundred feet, and opening by which it is entered. The extends through various windings sound, which is reverberated and en- along the frontiers of Bohemia. A creased by the distant echoes, resem- balustrade has been erected there, in bles the rumbling sound of thunder. consequence of its being honoured

The learned are generally agreed with a visit by the Prince of Prussia. as to the origin of the singular forms This balustrade leads to the very of these rocks. They imagine that extremity of the rock, where the the whole space which they cover spectator may contemplate with se. was formerly a mountain of sand, curity the delightful prospect which and that a violent irruption of water, opens before him, in all directions. forcing a passage through the parts Under his feet he beholds the lofty which were less compact, carried mountains extending south and west, them away, and left, consequently, and presenting summits which are deep spaces between the solid masses. sometimes rounded, and sometimes Such is the general opinion, but it is terminated in a point. The extenstill doubtful whether the effect has sive prospect carries the eye of the proceeded from a sudden irruption, spectator over the distant Braunau,, and whether it may not be more na- Nachod, and a great number of other turally traced to that slow but unre- places in Bohemia, immortalized by initting action of nature, which me- The annals of the thirty, and of the tamorphoses every thing after a cer- seven years' war. The traveller has tain lapse of time, though its imme- some difficulty however, in believing diate agency

excites no attention. that he has Bohemia actually before The mountain known by the him, for at this immense height the name of Heuscheuer, or Heuschaar, mountains, which separate the towns, forming the southern extremity of castles, villages, and convents, disthis chain, is in Silesia, in the appear from the sight, so that he county of Glatz, about two miles imagines he perceives nothing but a and a half north-east of the town level and extensive plain. of this name, and a mile and

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