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bis brow, strongly contrasted with the bectie głow
“I now also observed his father's eye directed
“As thus stern be stood and looked, how fared it with that lovely and gentle bride, who had come to claim his nuptial benediction upon herself and her ill-assorted lord? Had she, indeed, selected such a lover in some hour of wounded pride or scorn, wben her heart had been crushed or wrung with anguish ; or was the marriage, yet more fearfully, ber evil lot? Was it with such a being she had wandered during the summer season of her love, amidst the forest bowers, and beaths, and hills, of her native spot; was it with bim she had visited the sorrowing and the sick, and gladdened the hearts of the orphan and the widow, and made the homes and hearts of the poor and comfortless sing for joy? Ah no! He was not her companion it was with Maurice Dunn, that minister of wretcbedness who was about to wed her to apother, that she had talked in sweet communion of spirit, during these sacred and too well-remembered walks. But they were driven to fulfl their evil destiny: there was no retreat, no escape, for Maurice Dunn. He had vowed it, and to redeem his pledge, he now stood a sacrifice at the altar of his God. He knew his love was hopeless, and she, too, knew it ; yet, bad he spoken the word, she would have flown with him, even to the nttermost ends of the earth. Alas I this one hope she had garnered up in her heart, as a last resource ; but he bad urged it not; and she there stood before bim-all her woman's pride and desperation, added to the tortures of her love, summoned to bear her through the dreaded task. A strange unnatural lustre shoue in her eye; it could be seen through the folds of her veil ; and one instinctively turned away from it, with something of the same wild or perturbed feel. ing-a feeling that seemed to spread its contagious sympathy to all around. Her face was exquisitely beautiful, but almost as white as the dress she wore ; and she looked most lovely, in spite of the deep seated sadness it betrayed. Her figure was strikingly graceful; her head was slightly drooping ; but there was an air of dignity in her whole deportment, as if emulating that of him who stood before her in the fixed and concentrated passion of his doom. "It appeared to me, as if there prevailed through 3 x
gentle, bearing, we had already noticed, on our
“ Among his most constant bearers were Mrs.
“Was it possible, then, that, by any dark conspi. racy of the fates, it had become the bounden duty of Maurice Dunn to unite the fair hand of the being he most adored upon earth to another; to pronounce the nuptial benediction on her as a bride, and to consign all his cherished love to unavailing bitterness and tears? From the rude, unvarnished account of our ancient chronicler, so dreadful a sacrifice appeared about to be made; and in that mode, and under those evil auspices, wbicb leave pot a moral possibility of escape.
“Finding this melancholy wedding was to take place next day, and that ihe church lay in our route, we agreed, before retiring to rest, to accompany our worthy host to witness the ceremony.
"The next morning saw is on our way to the church of L- - Upon our arrival, we found that tlie bridal procession was already there, and had passed into the interior of the holy editice.
"We took our station as near as the throng per. mitted us, to the altar. The minister already stood before it ; the bride and bridegroom at a little distance ; and we could easily distinguish their coun. tenances, and observe all that passed. The rest of the party comprised Lord L-'s friends, the bride's, and those of the young minister ; among the last of whom was seen his venerable father, whose eye frequently turned, with an expression of pride and pleasure, on his son. That son, indeed, seemed one to deserve the admiration with wbich he was so generally regarded: his noble figure, handsome features, and dignified air and deportment, contrasted strongly with the mean and insig. nificant appearance, spite of his gilded trappings, that marked the bridegroom.
“But what most riveted my attention, was the singularly resolute and concentrated expression in the features of the minister, as if they had been well schouled to some desperate task. Firm in spirit, and calm in mood, he looked like one whose thoughts were above, or absent from all considera. tions of the scene by which he was surrounded ; as if the world, its weal or woe, with all its vicissi. tudes, marriages, or deaths, were alike indifferent events to him. Yet a close observer might detect traces of something forced and strange,that excited a painful sensation in the beholder, and seemed to betoken little of a peaceful mind.
"And now my fancy began to fill up the rude and simple sketch of him, drawn by our aged guide; after what I had heard, there was a meaning in all I saw,
Sudden gleams of thought seemed to come and go like shadows" fitting across bis brain, and darkening on his features, eren against his resolute will. An unearthly paleness sat upon
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the whole party, a certain consciousness of some- grave of Maurice Dunn, rose the family vault of thing wrong-of some struggle, or some impending the lords of L--: the last name that had been evil, to be encountered; but this I attributed to there inscribed, was that of Margaret, Countess of mere fancy, until, subsequently, it was remarked -, who died in the twenty-first year of her to have been felt by others as well as myself.
age. It was only the second of her ill-starred "While engaged in reading the marriage service, marriage."-p. 82-94. which be pronounced in a bold and clear tone, the young minister har bis eye somewhat steruly fixed on the two beings he addressed ; his calm brow, Review.— Edinburgh Cabinet Library, his lofty tigure, and deep-toned voice giving double
Vol. IV. Palestine. 12mo. pp. 448. solemnity to his words. At length he took the bride's hand, as if to place it in that of her in. Simpkin and Marshall. London, 1831. tended lord ; and it was then, for the first time, that one thrill of feeling seemed to shake his
In the first volume of this series, we were whole frame. He almost started back, as if he introduced to the frozen regions of the bad trodden on a serpent; for be bad felt that north, and rendered familiar with darkness, hand more deathly cold and trembling than bis own. Each seemed to recognize the death-damp danger, icebergs, and polar bears. The touch, and, shuddering, to shrink from it. "To me second conducted us to the arid wastes of it was evident that she sought to release her hand at the moment when it was placed in that of the Africa, and made us acquainted with the bridegroom; but the minister, recorering himself intolerable fierceness of a perpendicular almost instantaneously, hurried over the remain. ing service, and still more rapidly uttered the nup
sun, with burning sands, the want of water, tial blessing
and the ferocious tribes, both of men and “'The fatal words were pronounced ; and as he animals, that traverse these inhospitable closed the book, he raised his eyes to the bride's face, as if to take one farewell look. Their eyes abodes. By the third, we were led into met: she felt and returned that look ;- but with
Egypt, the cradle of the arts, to range a wild expression of woman's agony and reproach, wbielı years have not since obliterated from my
along the banks of the majestic Nile, to memory, nor from that, I think, of any one who reflect on mouldering ruins, and to conwitnessed it. It would appear as if till then she
template some of the most ancient monuhad believed it impossible, that he whom she loved would meet her there to execute so fearful
ments in the world. The fourth volume and soul-rending a sentence on all her love. It invites us to make the tour of Palestine, appeared to have chilled the very life-blood in her veins, for, regardless of all else around her, she to visit mountains and valleys, seas and stood rooted to the spot, as if entranced in woe. rivers, lakes and fountains, cities and vilShe still kept ber eye tixed on the minister, who had shrunk in apparent terror from that one
lages, that are immediately connected with heart-rending look ; but, as if in answer to it, bis events, rendered venerable by the lapse of own was now directed towards his father, sur. time, and consecrated by the sanctions of rounded by his numerous family. She under. stood him ;-it was the sole reply he could give;
holy writ. and stretching out her hand to him, as if to beg In this volume we have nine chapters, his forgiveness for upbraiding him, she let her
which furnish introductory observations ; head fall upon his breast, and wept.
“ Thus was divulged the previous secret of their history of the Hebrew commonwealth; love ; all that had before passed,-thus were re- historical outline from the accession of vealed their cruel sufferings, their vain prayers and tears, sternly enforced duty, and sad subinig.
Saul to the destruction of Jerusalem; on sion to their fate. This painful scene was accom- the literature and religious usages of the panied by mingled murmurs and imprecations, or by sobs and tears from every spectator ;-but a
ancient Hebrews; destruction of Jerusamore trying crisis was at band. With that one lem; description of the country south and distracted look, and the tears of her he had just
east of Jerusalem; description of the wedred to another wet upon his bosom, were crowned the sufferings of the young martyr to
country northward of Jerusalem ; the his love and duty. After fixing his eye upon his tory of Palestine from the fall of Jerusalem father, and supporting the sobbing bride for a moment in his arms, he saw and felt no more,
to the present time; and the natural hisHis heart was broken ; agony had burst its walls. tory of Palestine. Under these general The blood rushed in torrents through his mouth
heads, much interesting matter is arranged; and ears, and he fell dead at the foot of the altar. "One piercing shrike was heard above every
and although a considerable portion is other voice, as the young distracted bride threw derived from the information and authority hersell in passionate agony on her lover's body; and the house of God resounded only with the
of scripture, it is pleasing to observe, that voice of grief. Long insensibility came merci. these statements are corroborated by the fully to her relief, and in that state the unhappy
testimony of many authors, to whom the lady was borne from the church,-her wbite bridal robes stained with the
blood of him to wbom she declarations of the Bible were probably would have been happy to be united even in unknown, and over whom, if they had death. Nor was it very long before the prayer which ever after rose to her lips, was granted to
been acquainted with its statements, it her sufferings.
would have extended no commanding " Accompanied by my friend, I instantly left the
influence. place; and in the deep sequestered solitudes of the woods and mountains, we for a time sought The chapters which introduce the cruto forget the painful impression this event had saders to our notice, awaken feelings which produced, " It was about two years after our return,
no language can accurately express. We that we requested one of our friends, then on a look on these renowned devotees of relivisit near the village of L--, to inquire into the
gion, romance, and chivalry, with the fate of the unhappy bride. He visited the churchyard, and near the humbler stone that marked the mingled emotions of pity, censure, and
admiration. Their courage and perseve and the prayers contain a respectable varance were perhaps never exceeded, and riety. In most instances, these petitions the sufferings which multitudes among bear their authors' names, among whom these hordes of adventurers were compelled we find many of the highest respectability. to endure, appear almost to surpass belief. 2. Daily Communings, Spiritual and To them, toil and hardships seemed to give Devotional, on select Portions of the repose; and, from their cheerful submission Psalms, by Bishop Horne, (Nisbet, Lonto calamities, we might be half tempted to don,) command our attention by their imagine that privations constituted a con- pious and intelligent author's name. Horue siderable portion of their enjoyment. On on the Psalms is a work not likely to sink most occasions they displayed an arduous into oblivion. It is a source whence many and enterprising spirit, which was worthy inferior “urns draw light.” In this little of a better cause.
book, each of the psalms, in succession, Of Jerusalem, the accounts given in this yields its materials for spiritual musings. volume are from various travellers, both The observations are brief, but full of life of ancient and modern times; and, as a na- and genuine devotion. tural consequence, we behold this venerable 3. Royal Tablet, (Smith and Doliers, city descending froin the most exalted state London,) is a novel specimen of art, of splendour, down to the meanest con- adapted, in its larger form, to sketching, dition of degradation. The history of its drawing, writing out exercises in languages, vicissitudes cannot be contemplated without &c.; and, in its pocket shape, is particu. melancholy reflections and painful asso- larly useful for memoranda, as the smallest ciations. It is still trodden down of the writing is as legible as print. The surface, Gentiles, and groaning under the divine which is beautifully white, takes the pencil displeasure.
in the most pleasing manner; and, on its The visits and observations of travellers being cleaned by moisture, is always reare condensed in this volume almost into stored to its original freshness and purity: an essence. We survey the sacred enclo- 4. The Unsearchable Riches of Christ, sures, chapels, vaults, and relics, with suf- by Thomas Brooks, (Book Society, Lonficient minuteness to gratify curiosity, with don,) is a neat reprint of a valuable work, out becoming weary with the tediousness which is too well known in the religious of detail. Not only Jerusalem, but its envi- world to require any recommendation. It rons, and all the surrounding country, are is a book in which learning and piety are crowded with objects deeply interesting to so happily combined, that the scholar and Jews and Christians; and so full of life the christian may read it with mutual ad. and animation are the descriptions, that vantage. we seem transported into the holy land, to 5. American Biography -- Memoirs of live in departed ages, and to witness with Mrs. Ann Judson and Alrs. Martha Ramour bodily organs the realities, of which say, (Nisbet, London,) can hardly fail to the author furnishies only the descriptive interest and operate on the mind of every delineations.
reader. The memoir of Mrs. Ramsay disSeveral well-executed wood.cuts illus- plays the christian character in brilliant trate various prominent subjects; but for colours, under the most trying vicissitudes these, for the modern history of Palestine, of fortune; and, perhaps, that of Mrs. and for its natural productions, geological, Judson is one of the most remarkable and vegetable, and animal, the reader must interesting sketches of female biography have recourse to the work itself. Palestine extant. This latter furnishes a luminous will never cease to furnish momentous picture of the manners and cruelty of the topics for contemplation to the Christian inhabitants throughout the Burman empire. world; hence, amidst all the gratification 6. The Moravians in Greenland, (Niswhich this volume affords, it will be found bet, London,) is a little volume that conbetter calculated to stimulate, than to re
tains much useful information. It not only press further inquiry.
traces the progress of the mission in that dreary region, but furnishes an entertaining history of the country, of its productions,
and of its inhabitants. Many remarkable 1. The Book of Private Devotion, &c. incidents are scattered through its pages; with an Introductory Essay on Prayer, and the reader is amused with anecdotes of chiefly from the Writings of Hannah very singular occurrence. More, (Nisbet, London,) is neat in its 7. A Series of Lessons in Prose and exterior, but more intrinsically valuable Verse, being an Introduction to a Course within. The essay is judiciously written; of Elementary Reading in Science and
BRIEP SURVEY OF BOOKS.
Literature, by J. M. M'Culloch, A. M., London,) are useful little books in their
8. Memoir of the Rev. Samuel Kilpin, abounds. Many things look well in theory,
Like many similar publications, it will live 9. Bible Stories, for the use of Children, its day, and then quietly retire from the by the Rev. Samuel Wood, B.A., (Simpkin, scrutiny of fastidious critics. London,) is a plain little book, which wilí 16. The System of Exclusion and Debe found useful in the nursery, and in nunciation considered, by Willium Ellery Sunday and other schools. These stories Channing, D. D., (Hunter, London,) are from the Old Testament; but, being though a reprint of what was published in marked as Part I., another may be expected America in 1815, bas a strong bearing on from the New.
the late dissensions which occurred in the 10. Addresses for Sunday Schools, with anniversary of the British and Foreign Bible appropriate Prayers, by the Rev. Samuel Society. It contains much powerful reasonWood, B. A., (Hunter, London,) present ings, and many pertinent remarks. Mr. to the reader many excellent observations, Gordon, and his associate zealots, would do and many passages of a very questionable well to consider its contents. nature. In a prayer that appears in p. 60, 17. An Essay upon the Wines and the following reprehensible expression oc- strong Drinks of the ancient Hebrews, &c. curs “ Let it then be found, that we by the Rev. Moses Stuart, M. A., with have been good and virtuous children, and a Preface, by John Pye Smith, D.D., that we deserve to enter into the joy of our (Wilson, London,) brings us immediately Lord.” The merit of good works is avowed within the current of the Temperance Sá by Roman Catholics, but by all orthodox cieties, the cause of which it advocates in Protestants, both churchmen and dissenters, an able manner. The general purport of it is justly exploded as heretical and anti- this pamphlet is, to discard the use of stichristian.
mulants altogether, as being injurious to 11. The Saints' Everlasting Rest, by health, and inimical to the pure principles Richard Baxter, (Tract Society, London,) of Christianity. Mr. Stuart's is a wellappears here in an abridged form. This written pamphlet, and Mr. Smith's preface will so reduce the price of this invaluable is worthy of its author. work, as to place it in the hands of many 18. A Brief Directory for Evangelical to whom its present cost will not be an Ministers, (Tract Society, London,) conimportant object.
tains extracts from the writings of several 12. Questions on the Companion to the celebrated ministers of former days. It has Bible, (Religious Tract Society, London,) a neat appearance, and the sentiments are Sunday - school teachers will be glad to admirable; but the utility of giving this receive into their libraries. It is a little publication an isolated existence, is not so book, calculated to improve the mind in apparent. theological knowledge.
19. The Commercial Vade - Mecum, 13. Eleven Catechisms :-on English (Allen, Glasgow,) supports the common Grammar; English Composition ; French character of these useful works. In addition Grammar; History of England; Latin to the price at per pound and yard, comGrammar ; Zoology; Geography; Works mission, interest, value of foreign coins, &c., of Creation ; History of Scotland ; Drawe it contains a list of all the cities, towns, ing ; and Christian Instruction, (Simpkin, &c. throughout the British empire, with
their respective population, distance from CHOLERA MORBUS, IN HAMBURCH. London, markets, fairs, &c. &c. together with many other branches of useful informa- The public have long heard of the dreadtion. We regret that the new census is not ful ravages made by this fatal disease, both embraced in the statement of population.
in India, and on the continent of Europe. 20. Hints on the Cholera Morbus, by The danger of its visiting this country has Esther Copley, (Darton, London,) strongly now assumed such an alarming attitude, recommends cleanliness, temperance, and that, cautions and observations, respecting moderation in every enjoyment. Excess, its prevention, symptoms, and cure, form wet feet, lying on damp ground, sleeping a long and distinguished article in the Lonin low ill-ventilated rooms, generate and don Gazette, of Friday, October 21. Of strengthen disease. This is a little tract this very serious and interesting article, the replete with good advice, founded on com- following is an abridged account.
The disease prevails at Hamburgh in a 21. A Familiar Treatise on the Human most alarming degree, and the intercourse Eye, containing Rules to be observed in between that city and this country, every the Choice of Spectacles, &c. by Francis
one knows to be exceedingly great. The West, Optician, Fleet-street, London, is quarantine laws will, it is hoped, be a deserving the serious attention of every
sufficient guard in all regular communicaperson who possesses the organs of vision,
tions. The greatest danger is from smugand wishes to preserve them. It is a small gling. This is an inlet which nothing but tract, containing no more than forty-seven the good sense, humanity, and self-interest pages ; but its diminutive magnitude is of the community can protect. To avoid more than compensated by its intrinsic
all clandestine communication with sus. excellence. On the construction of the eye,
picious places, is therefore most solemnly the nature of vision, the advantage of glasses, and earnestly recommended, as an indisand the judgment that should be exercised pensable duty to every inhabitant of the in the selection of these valuable auxiliaries,
British empire. the author makes some very sensible ob- Cleanliness is particularly recommended, servations. We have rarely perused a little
especially in narrow and crowded streets. pamphlet with more unmingled satisfaction. Decayed vegetables, rags, cordage, waste
22. Millman's Tales, adupted for the papers, old clothes, and dirty walls and Higher Classes of Youth, (Souter, London,) furniture, are instruments to receive, retain, scarcely aspire to the character of facts. and communicate infection. The removal They are said to be Tales of the Stanley of these, constant washing, and ventilation, Family; but they would have flourished are among the best securities against this with equal luxuriance, if they had been
mortal disease. Dissipation, irregular engrafted on any other name. True to habits, and the indulgence in ardent spirits, character, in many respects, they undoubt
have also been found to furnish the greater edly are, but it is character that is only of number of victims. rare occurrence ; and, perhaps, on this
It is also recommended, that, in every account, they are better calculated to large town, persons be appointed to watch delight the imagination than to improve the first appearance of the malady. These the understanding. The design of the are immediately to give notice to medical writer we most readily admit to be truly men, who will communicate with the laudable, as they invariably lead to some
Board of Health in London. Houses also useful conclusion, which the reader cannot
should be provided in the vicinity of each fail to appreciate.
place, to which the afflicted may be in23. A Selection of Exercises on the stantly removed, to prevent the spread of Pronunciation of the French Language, contagion. &c. &c. by W. H. Spiller, Highgate Hill,
To these general admonitions we beg to (Simpkin, London,) is a respectable volume, add the following document, which canthat promises to be extensively useful. It
not fail to command attention, from the will be no small advantage to the youthful high medical authority with which it is reader to find, in 350 exercises, all letters,
sanctioned. not sounded, printed in italics. The
“ Board of Health, College of Physicians, example thus given will furnish a ground
October 20. of analogy on which he may proceed with safety, when subjects occur that appear in “ The following are the early symptoms similar constructions. The vocabulary of of the disease in it most marked form, as it every term used in this volume, the pupil occurred to the observation of Dr. Russell will find to be a considerable acquisition. and Dr. Barry, at St. Petersburgh, corro