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She sat her in her twilight bower,
Cydippe had turned from her columned hall,
Like mildew on a tulip's dyes,-
Loses its smiles, but keeps its sighs :
pray that it might ever be
heart's fond idolatry.
Lovers are very children then;
Until their light returns again.
A look, a word, is then recalled,
And thought upon until it wears,
The tone and aspect of our fears.
dove came floating there,
She thought on the spring-days when she had been,
Methinks, might that sweet season last,
LEADES said that he must brook
Those eyes which fixed his every look: Just press again his native shore,
And then he would that shore resign For her dear sake, who was to him
His household god !- his spirit's shrine !
He came not! Then the heart's decay
It is most sad to watch the fall
Its summer light and warmth forget;
Like a rain-beaten violet !
Pass from the cheek !-to mark how plain,
Become the wanderings of each vein! The shadowy hand, so thin, so pale !
The languid step!--the drooping head! The long wreaths of neglected hair!
The lip whence red and smile are fled ! And having watched thus, day by day, Light, life, and colour, pass away! To see, at length, the glassy eye Fix dull in dread mortality ; Mark the last ray, catch the last breath, Till the grave sets its sign of death !
This was Cydippe's fate !- They laid The maiden underneath the shade Of a green cypress,—and that hour
The tree was withered, and stood bare ! The spring brought leaves to other trees,
But never other leaf grew there!
The summer sun shone on that tree,
LEADES' kiss restored its bloom ; For wild he kissed the withered stem
It grew upon Cydippe's tomb ! And there he dwelt. The hottest ray, Still dew upon the branches lay Like constant tears. The winter came ; But still the green tree stood the same. And it was said, at evening's close A sound of whispered music rose; That 'twas the trace of viewless feet Made the flowers more than flowers sweet. At length LEADEs died. That day, Bark and green foliage past away From the lone tree,-again a thing or wonder and of perishing !
(Conclusion in our next.)
his dogs, and his had it in contemplation to make a equipage, till at length, after having survey of the north shores of Siberia, had several narrow escapes of being and M. Sarytchoff was despatched for swallowed up, the sheet became once this object; but his researches were again united to the mass. There es very confined in their range. He only ists amongst the Tchouktchis a tradidescribed a part of the coasts of Sibe- tion, which says, that the strait that ria, to a distance of nearly 100 versts* separates them from the opposite beyond the eastern part of the river shore, towards the north, was at one Kolyma, and declared that a descrip- period not covered with ice; and that tion of any thing beyond that was not ihe inhabitants crossed the strait in possible.
baydars (a kind of barks.) They reAbout the year 1820, it was deter- late, that at a period not far distast mined that another expedition to ex- (for all the inhabitants recollect it,) plore those regions should be sent. some Tchoukichis, to the number of Messrs. Wranguel, Anjou, and Mat- seven or eight, accompanied by a vouchkin, all three young officers, were man, crossed the ice to go into tbe appointed to take charge of it. They neighbourhood of these mountains, to remained four years upon the station, fish for ihe morse, or sea-horse ; and and fully justified the confidence of that, after a considerable time, the wothe government, fulfilling their mission man returned into the country by the with all the zeal, courage, and pru- islands called the Kouriles. She redence which it was possible to employ. ported, that her companions had all They succeeded in giving a description been massacred by a rein-deer people, of all the north coast of Siberia, not- who inhabit a country with the exis withstanding the numerous obstacles, tence of which they are acquainted. the extreme severity of the climate, This woman was sold into a strange and the dangers to which they were nation; and after having passed from exposed; for the Tchouktchis had al- hand to hand, she was conducted into ready exterminated two detachments the country of Prince Wallis, from that had been previously sent with the which she found means of returning same view.
home, Judging by this tradition, it M. Anjou has described the shore may be supposed that the lands which from the chain of mountains of Ourals, M. Wranguel wished to reach, are or from the river Oby as far as Koly- merely islands, a supposition which is ma; and M. Wranguel and M. Ma- the more probable, as it has some relatuchkin from the Kolyma to the Cape tion with the discoveries of Captain of Tchouketch. Not satisfied with Parry, who is of opinion that all the merely exploring the shore, these trav- countries north of America are formed ellers made excursions towards the of islands. The nations who inhabit north, upon an immense extent of the islands nearest to Siberia make use thick ice, as far as the place where the of rein-deer, which gives the idea that sea is open, which is nearly 500 versts they are composed of emigrated from the coast of Beehring's Straits. Tchouktchis,) particularly as their It was in this place, which faces the idioms have a great resemblance to eastern part of the north coast, inhabit- each other. TheTchouktchis are in gened by the Rein-deer Tchouktchis eral tall and well-formed, with regular (Olenny-Tchouktchi,) that they per- features; their nose is not flat, but their ceived mountains at a distance of near- cheek-bones are very prominent. The ly one hundred versts. M. Wranguel travellers also saw other islands, called conceived the idea of reaching them; New Siberia: the road which they and he had nearly succeeded, when the took to reach them is laid down in the piece of ice on which he was placed map of the famous foot-traveller, separated from the mass, he was tossed Cochrane, where it is traced with to! about for five successive days, with erable accuracy; but the land which * A verst is about 1100 yards in Engiisk.
is there marked out, and which Ser
itb de hand beaten about by the waves. Ter. Tirish ing frequently with the greatest precau. The latter tended to strengthen them,
jeant Andréef pretends he saw, snow and the ice, and continued their cording to the testimony of these gen- way, only taking as much as was petlemen, a fancied and chimerical re- cessary for immediate consumption, region. They made wide excursions in turning to procure fresh supplies from all directions, but did not perceive any those which were buried, as soon as
such shore. In their land journies, their stock was exhausted. Whenever man they rode horses or rein-deer ; but they had the power of doing so, they
they preferred the former as the latter made astronomical observations; but
turning. The travellers passed seve- 10 to 15 degrees by the thermometer to belief ral weeks on the ice, between the sea of Reaumur; it freezes during the oceny hem and the land, sometimes upon enor- night, or when the sun is on the de
mous masses of ice, covered with cline. The continual whiteness of the
thick beds of grey snow, sometimes snow produces diseases in the eyes. es point upon small sheets, which often sank The inhabitants wear a vizor, formed
dowo and detached themselves from of the bark of trees, in which are piercthe material of congelation, so that ed, opposite the eyes, very narrow they were carried away by the current openings. The Russian officers wore
a crape folded four times; at first they On all these occasions, the dogs neglected to double it at all, which
rendered them innumerable services. rendered them almost blind, but they * Tes In the places where the ice was thick cured the disease by dropping oil of
and without danger, they ran rapidly tobacco into their eyes. This remedy, upon the snow, barked, bit each other, although efficacious, possesses the disand appeared indocile; but the mo- advantage of causing the most acute ment the track became dangerous, they pain. Their usual food consisted of were gentle, cautious, and docile, walk- fish, and the flesh of deer and bears. tion upon pieces of ice not more than but at the same time it produced vio half an inch thick, and seeming to ad- lent agitations in the blood, and prevance by the order of the individual vented them from sleeping. The inseated in the sledge. M. Wranguel habitants are extremely poor, and are and M. Matuchkin remained, at one not acquainted with any trade; all period, 70 days upon the ice, at a dis- their industry is employed in hunting iance of some hundred versts from the and fishing, yet Russian merchants shore; they were accompanied by are met with who visit these countries several nartas, laden with provisions. for the purposes of trade.- CommuniThey buried these provisions under the cated by M. de Tolstoy.