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Tales of My Landlord. ded; and a measure of ale, somewhat Burley, “engage in a siege that may deserving the name, was set apart in a consume time. We must forward, and silver tankard for their exclusive use. A follow our advantage by occupying Glashuge kebbock (a cheese that is made gow; for I do not fear that the troops with ewe milk mixed with cow's milk) we have this day beaten, even with the and a jar of salt butter, were in common assistance of my lord Ross's regiment, to the company.
will judge it safe to await our coming." " To enjoy this exquisite cheer, was Howbeit,” said Poundtext,“ we may placed at the head of the table, the old display a bander before the Tower, and laird himself, with his nephew on the blow a trumpet, and summon them to one side, and the favourite house-keeper come forth. It may be, they will give ou the other. At a long interval, and over the place unto our mercy, though beneatly the salt of course, sate old Robin, they be a rebellious people. And we a meagre, half-starved serving man, ren- will summon the women to come forth dered cross and cripple by the rheuma- or their strong-hold, that is, Lady Mar. tism, and a dirty drab of a house-maid, garet Bellenger and her grand-daughter, wbom use had rendered callous to the and Jenny Dennison, which is a girl of daily exercitations which her temper an ensparing eye, and the other maids, underwent at the hands of her master and we will give them a safe conduct, and Mrs. Wilson; a barn-man, a white- and send them in peace to the city, even headed cow-berd boy, and Cuddie, the to the town of Edinburgh. But John Dew ploughman, and his inother, com- Gudyill
, and Hugh Harrison, and Miles pleted the party. The other labourers Beilenden, we will restrain with fetters, belonging to the property, resided in even as they, in tiines bypast, have done their own houses, happy at least in this, to the martyred saints. that if their cheer was not more delicate “ Who talks of safe conduct, and of than that which we have described, they peace ?" said a shrill, broken, and overcould at least eat their fill, unwatched by strained voice, from the crowd. the sharp, envious, grey eyes of Miln “ Peace, brother Habbakuk," said wood, which seemed to measure the Macbriar, in a soothing tone to the quantity that each of the dependents speaker. swallowed, as closely as if their glances “ I will not hold my peace,” reiterated attended each mouthful in its progress this strange and unnatural voice : “ is from the lips to the stomach. This close this a time to speak of peace, when the inspection was unfavourable to Cuddie, earth quakes, and the mountains are who was much prejudiced in his new rent, and the rivers are changed into master's opinion, by the silent celerity blood, and the two-edged sword is drawn with which he caused the victuals to dis- froin the sheath to drink
if it were appear before him. And ever and anon water, and devour flesh as the fire deMilnwood turned his eyes from the huge vours dry stubble ?" feeder to cast indignant glances upon his “While he spoke thus, the orator strug. pephew, whose repugnance to rustic la- gled forward to the inner part of the bour was the principal cause of his need- circle, and presented to Morton's woning a ploughman, and who had been the dering eyes a figure worthy of such a direct means of bis hiring this very cor- voice and such a language. The rags of morant."
a dress which had once been black, adAfter Henry Morton had declared his ded to the tattered fragments of a shepintention to Balfour of Burley to join fit for the purposes of decency, much less
herd's plaid, composed a covering scarce the Calvinistical Covenanters, the latter introduces bim to the council.
for those of warunth or comfort. A long The
beard, as white as snow, hung down on ed at these assemblies, may be judged of his breast, and mingled with bushy,
uncombed, grizzly hair, which hung in from the subsequent extract :-
elf-locks around bis wild and staring “ We will not, with my consent," said visage. The features seemed to be ex
The Maiden and the Rose.
tenuated by penury and famine, until ed him. Nevertheless, our violent breththey hardly retained the likeness of bu- ren will have it, that he speaketh of the man aspect. The eyes, grey, wild, and spirit, and that they fructity by his pourwandering, evidently betokened a bewil- ing forth.” dered imagination. He held in bis hand
The insurgents, as most of our reada rusty sword, clotted with blood, as
ers will recollect, were defeated with were his long lean hands, which were garnished at the extremity with nails like great slaughter at Bothwell-bridge ; a
great number of prisoners are made, and eagle's claws.
“ In the name of heaven! who is be?” among them Morton and Macbriar, a said Morton in a whisper to Poundtext
, young, firm, misguided zealot, who had surprised, shocked, and even startled at the doctrine of cutting the throats of the
vehemently and unceasingly preached up this ghastly apparition, which looked more like the resurrection of some canni
Prelates, for the glory of God. The latbal priest, or Druid, red from his human and the torture of the boots is inflicted
ter is brought before the privy council, sacrifice, than like an earthly mortal. “ It is Habbakuk Mucklewrath," an
upon him, which he bears with unshriokswered Poundtext, in the same tone, to the latest gasp. Morton, at the in
ing firmness, proclaiming his principles “ whom the enemy have long detained
stance of Col. Grahame and Lord Evanin captivity in forts and castles, until his
dale, is banished, instead of suffering understanding hath departed from him, death like the other prisoners. and, as 1 tear, an evil spirit bath possess
To be concluded in our next
THE MAIDEN AND THE ROSE.
A Pastoral Tale.
deck the bowers, and win many a head, and died. kiss for rural lovers, that I strayed, in a Time had covered the characters with pensive reverie, along the borders of a moss ; with my hand I pushed it aside, limpid rivulet. I reached a spot where and read the following words :four weeping willows waved their flexible
“ The maid whose dust these stones inclose, boughs over the gliding stream and the
Soon shared her lover's door ; spreading turf that clothed the shore. A Death snatcb'd them both, and for a rose blooming rose-tree grew beneath their They sleep within this tomb." shade ; its flowers were gently balanced I remained for some time reflecting on by the foaming breeze. “I will gather the epitaph, and endeavouring to divine one of these roses," I exclaimed; “I the history of these two lovers, when a will select the finest for my Annette. In young maiden from a neighbouring hamadorning her bosom, it will awaken let approached to draw water from the pleasing emotions in her heart, and to stream on whose brink I stood. She present her with this small pledge of my guessed my thoughts, and anticipated my faithful love, will be a new source of de- request. “ You are, then, acquainted light to my soul."
with their misfortunes," said I." Yes," Already my hand touched the flower she replied ; “ my grandmother has told destined for my Annette, when I perceiv- me their melancholy story.- Many years ed some characters, half hidden by the have passed since they lived ; love like moss on a stone at my feet. Without their's no longer exists in our days.gathering the flower, I stooped to read Alas! no, it does not,” she rejoined, the inscription; it was on a tonib--the and I thought by her accents she felt but tomb of a young shepherdess.
too much the truth of her assertion. Like the rose, she bioomed the short " Will you, my fair maid," said I,
(10. " put down your pitcher, and come under morn of a festival, with his usual frankthe shade of these weeping willows, be- ness, to salute his beloved mistress. side ibis rose-tree, and for a few inoments Alas ! love had flown ; no tender smile rest yourselt on this moss-covered stone, greeted his approach, no friendly appeland relate to me the bistory of these lov- lation. O poor Charles, what were your ers who were so tenderly attached.” feelings at that moment !"--Here the Sve wailingly assented, and seated herself young girl turned her head away to wipe bes.de me ; leaning on her hand, she off some tears which had escaped from bent towards the rose-tree, and looking her eyes. sorrowfully ai the inscription on the stone, • Never did this faithful lover meet one would nave imagined she had known Helen without leaving her some rememthose of whom she was going to speak, brance of his affection : that day he had and tijat their remembrance caused eino- brought her the finest rose of his garden, tions which almost prevented her relating stil. impearled with the morning dew. their bistory ; but soon recovering her- ' My dear Helen, my sweet friend,' said self, she began as follows:
he, here is the finest rose of my garden.' " She who has reposed here for a - You must keep it Charles,' she coldbuodred years was called Helen ; she ly answered ; • Helen will never again was the handsomest and the wisest shep- receiveany flowers gathered by your hand.' herdegs of the hamlet; she had never “The unhappy lover remained speechloved any but Charles. Charles's affec- less ; he perceived he had lost Helen's tions were all centered in Helen. Born heart, he had lost her forever. •Helen,' at the same time, at the same place, they said he, you will no longer, theri, regrew beside each other, and were united ceive my flowers ; bowever, I will leave by love like two branches of a vine, you this rose, you will pick it up-and ini which meet, entwine, and together live perhaps you may let a tear fall on it aod die. Such true lovers had never when I am no longer here to offer you been before seen, and notwithstanding, another.' In saying these words lie faid 50 prudent : all Charles asked was a the rose on the ground before the cruel chaste kiss, and Helen never regretted Helen, and departed. the kiss she had given
Here the “ On his way he met a regiment of ing-ouous relater paused and blushed.- soldiers who were cheerfully departing "I understand you, my fair maid,” said for the wars. Charles addressed the 1 :" you act like your prudent grandmo- cominander---Captain,' said be, I will ther."— The amiable girl blushed still become a soldier; give me arms and deeper, cast her eyes on the grass her place me in your ranks.'— Brave young hasd had been listlessly gathering, and man,' answered the Captain, here are then continued her relation.
arms, come with us and inarch to glory.' " Who would bave thought that jeal “ As soon as Helen saw her lover de. ousy could have entered into two hearts part her heart failed her ; for a long $0 closely united ? Ah! there is much time she gazed at the beautiful rose truth in the saying, that happiness lasts which Charles had placed at her feet; at but for a moment, and that it is in the last she stooped and took it up : in inhafinest day that storms surround us, and ling its perfume she bathed it with her the thunder-bolt deals death. Helen tears. ( unhappy Charles ! if thou thought Charles was faithless ; this gave couldst have seen this tear shining on thy the mortal blow to her peace, but she rose, like a fine dew-drop ! But he was would not reproach her guilty lover with far off'; he never knew that Helen still his crime. “I will not change like him,' loved him. Soon the proud shepherdess she exclaimed, but I will no longer reproached herself for her assumed indiflove.' --Then she assumed an air of in- ference, and no longer restrained the tears difference ; it was only assumed, for her that weighed heavy on her heart. Her heart was torn with grief.
rose was wetted with them. She looked “Charles, however, who had no suso at it more than once ; that rese which picion of his misfortune, came on the had been given ber by Charles,
f12 Bow raised the flower she had disdained was born, there you will see the insensito her lips, and afterwards hid it carefully ble Helen ; tell her that Charles will in her bosom. No one would have offer her no more roses from his garden. guessed it was there ; but it rested next Charles is dead ! and he loved her. I her heart, and that was enough. “O my loved her my friend,' added be, almost beloved Charles !' she mentally exclaim- expiring ; do not forget to tell her I ed,' forget my cruelty. To-morrow no loved her. more sadness-to-morrow I will give “ After these words, life fled, and you as much happiness as to-day I have Helen had no longer a lover. Weep. caused vexation.'
weep, cruel maid, and endeavour to give “ To-morrow ! Ah, poor Helen, life io the rose which died in your bosom, why put of till to-morrow the bappiness it is all that remains of Charles. you might have bestowed to-day? To “ But no, Helea wept not ; she lookinorrow you promise yourself much plea. ed up to Heaven, pressed the dried rose sure, but to-morrow will prove a day of to her heart, died, and ceased to suffer. Bears.
They doubly are united in the abode “ The next day, almost as soon as the where God places the just, when they dawn of morning, Helen went to meet leave their earthly cares. Helen is at her lover ; her heart was gently agitated present happy, happy to all eternity, with at the thoughts of seeing him again. In- her faithful and tender lover. stead of Charles, some young maidens “ Those who have survived her, have approached her. • Helen,' said they, here deposited her earthly remains ; bere, . do you know that Charles has quitted beside this stream, is the spot which was the hainlet? We saw him yesterday, once the garden of Charles. It is said adorned with a cockade, marching in the that this rose-tree, whose aged root is ranks with the soldiers who are going to covered with moss is that from which battle.'
Charles had gathered the fatal flower “« Charles ! Charles gone!' cried Hel- that Helen would not receive. It was en. Struck with this terrible blow, she placed with her in the tomb, and they fainted and sell; they ran to her assist- both mouldered together ; but each ance, but it was a considerable time be- spring the rose-tree produces fresh ones, fore she returned to life, and the first which shed their leaves to embalm the words she uttered were to ask for Charles, tomb of Helen. No one answered her inquiries, and poor “ If you have loved," added the young Helen wept bitterly, then drew the rose maiden, “ if you still love, gather one of from her bosom where it had remained. these roses ; but for your happiness only . Here it is,' she said ; this flower will present it to your love when you are asbe the cause of all our misfortunes. Ah, sured she will accept it, and that she will Charles,why were you not informed that repay you with a smile." after your departure I placed it next my Such was the narrative of this young heart? O my friends! never refuse the maiden ; she looked once more at the gifts of innocence which your lovers may rose-tree, sighed, arose, took up her offer you.'
pitcher, bade me adieu, and disap“ From that day, the heart-broken peared. Helen witbered with grief, like the roso Like ber, I again looked at the rosewhich she always carried in her bosom. tree, agaio read the epitaph ; with a reliShe asked of every one news of Charles : gious respect I extended my hand over if he would soon return? and no one could the rose I had already wished to gather, answer her enquiries. At last news ar- well convinced that my beloved would rived, but it was fatal; Charles had been receive it with pleasure, and in my prekilled in battle. Before he expired, he sence place it in her bosom.-La Belle said to his best friend and brother in Assemblée. arms, If you go to the hamlet where I
secretaries was, of all kinds of slave. formal dismission.”-hie dressed hiinself, ry, the least supportable. Day and night it and at the usual hour went to the Emwas necessary to be on the spot. Sleep, peror's cabinet. Some moments after, meals, health, fatigue, nothing was re- the Emperor enters, looks at him, does garded. A minute's absence would have not speak to him,writes a pote, rises, and been a crime. Friends, pleasures, public walks about. Maineval continues the amusements, promenades, rest, all must task he has in hand, without lifting his be given up. The Baron de Maineval, eyes. The Emperor, with his hands bethe Baron de Fain, knew this by hard hind his back, stops before him, and experience; but at the same time they abruptly asks"What is the matter enjoyed his boundless confidence, the with you? Are you ill?"_" No, sire," most implicit reliance on their discretion, timidiy replies Maineval, rising up to and a truly loyal liberality. They both answer. Sit down; you are ill; I deserved his confidence. One day at don't like people to tell me falsehoods ; two o'clock the Emperor went out to I insist on knowing." “ Sire, the fear hunt: he will probably, as usual, be of having forfeited the kindness of your absent about four hours, Maineval Majesty,deprived me of sleep."-"Where calculates ; it is his father's jour de fête : were you then, yesterday?” Maineval he may surely venture to leave the palace told him the motives of his absence.for a short time. He has bought a little “I thought this little property would villa, and is desirous to present it to his gratify my father.”-“And where did beloved father, and to give him the title yout get the money to buy this house ?" deeds. He sets out, the whole family is “Sire, I had saved it out of the salary collected, he is warmly greeted, they see which your Majesty condescends to assiga bim so seldom. The present is given, me.”—The Emperor, after having looked the joy increases, dinner is ready, and he at him steadily for a few moments, said, is pressed to stop: he refuses, " the “ Take a slip of paper and write ; the Emperor may return and ask for me.” treasurer of my civil list will pay to the “0, he won't be angry, you are never bearer the sum of eighty thousand franes.” away.”—The entreaties redouble ; at —He took the draft and signed it.last he yields, and time flies swiftly when “ There, put that in your pocket, and we are surrounded by those we love. In now let us set about our regular business." the mean time the Emperor returns, and
La Belle Assem. even sooner than usual. He enters his cabinet.-“ Maineval! let him be called.”
DUC D'ENGHIEN. - They seek bim in vain.
Napoleon THE French Papers give circumstangrows impatient-"Well, Maineval!" tial accounts of the digging up the They fear to tell him that he is absent, remains of the unfortunate Duke d’Enbut at last it is impossible to conceal it. ghein, in the ditch of the Castle of VinAt length Maineval returns.-" The cennes, near where he was shot by order Emperor has inquired for you, he is of Buonaparte. The peasant who bad angry.”—“All is lost," said Maineval to dug his grave is still living, and pointed himself
. He makes up his mind however out the spot. The different parts of the and presents himself : bis reception was body were found the face turned terrible--"Where do you come from? downwards, and the skull fractured by a go about your business. I do not want large stone thrown upon it.-Not a nien who neglec: their duty:" Maineval particle of the skeleton was missing, with trembling, retires: he did not sleep all the single exception of one of his front night; he saw his hopes deceived, his teeth, which was probably broken by a services lost, bis fortune missed-it was musket ball. Seventy-three ducats were 3 dreadful night. Day at length çame; fonnd upon him, and all his trinkets-a