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had been prevented by illness from conveyed them both from the Holy Land attending : she was overjoyed at having to Cyprus, where Reifenstein was detained at last an opportunity of making the per- for some time. Thou mayst now return sonal acquaintance of the noble lady of to thy castle as soon as thou wilt.” With Reifenstein, described herself as a juve. these words she conducted Unda, more nile playmate of her Frederic's, pretended dead than alive, into the fore-court, where that she had at home a palmer, who had an old servant who had attended the lady brought news from the Holy Land, and on her pilgrimage, was waiting for her. invited her to call as she returned at the Silent, and scarcely conscious of what castle of Thursteis, situated near the high- was passing around her, she arrived at road. The virtuous Unda, suspecting no the castle, clasping little Bertha closely harm, and burning with desire to question to her bosom, as if apprehensive lest she the palmer, who had perhaps seen her should be again snatched from her emhusband, accepted the invitation, on which brace. Hermgard parted from her with an hypo Frederick had meanwhile arrived at the critical embrace and a triumphant heari. island of Cyprus, which king Guy, on
After the pilgrim had finished her devo. being driven from Jerusalem, had pur. tions, and fulfilled her vow by founding chased of the English monarch Richard a yearly mass at the shrine of the saint, Cæur de Lion. A gloomy presentiment she hastened with her Bertha, an infant urged him to hasten his departure, but he two years of age, to her new friend, im was obliged to stay against his will, in patient for the wished-for tidings. The compliance with the especial desire of the lady of Vilenzano met her with demons, king and Lusignan, by whom he was trations of joy in the court-yard, conduct. held in the highest esteem. Unfortunateed her into the castle, and promised to ly, man cannot always act according to introduce her to the paliner. Scarcely the impulse of his feelings. Circumstances had Unda entered with a heart throbbing often interpose an insuperable barrier, with expectation, when Hermgard sud- and permit him to advance only.step by denly changed her tone.
step, at a time when the most ardent wish “Have I thee in my power at last, of bis heart would impel him to an eagle's traitress," cried she, inflamed with rage ; speed. “ have I thee in my power at last to sa At length he embarked and soon arritiate my long suppressed revenge ! Many ved at Rome, where he had letters to deyears of sorrow and sadness have I passed'; liver to Pope Celestine III. and, strengthit is now thy turn to pass as many. Aened by the blessing of his holiness, he slow poison shall consume thy life, and set out for Tyrol. He flew through despair shall be thy lot! Now chuse be- Italy, had already passed Meran and ?ween the death of this infant,” she had Partschins, and once more beheld the meanwhile caught up the child, and turrets of his castle," while his heart pointed a dagger to its breast- or an throbbed vehemently at the idea of meetoath from which no priest shall release ing once more the beloved objects whom thee, never more to embrace thy husband, he had left behind. but to repulse him from thy heart, that Two months had elapsed, and the ihou mayst experience in thy turn the tor future presented itself to Unda's imagiture which thou hast prepared for me. nation in darker and still darker colours. Chuse-swear-or thy child has not ano The fearful hope had stifled in her bosom ther moment to live."
every emotion of joy, and tears, bitter Vain were the prayers and entreaties of tears, which she had once shed only on the half fainting Unda to be spared the account of her husband's absence, were cruel oath; maternal affection finally now wrung from her by the thought of overcame every other feeling.
“ Hold!" a meeting equally desired and dreaded. cried she to her tormentor, who had For days together she would sit silent already raised her arm to strike-" hold, in her bower, with her eyes fixed on the I will swear. Upon the host, which a distant horizon or pursuing the winding confederate of the wretch, in the habit of course of the Adige, where every wave a priest, handed to her, she swore a hor. hurrying past to return no more was an rid oath, which was to embitter all her emblem of her happiness which had fled joys, to destroy the happiness of her whole for ever. Thus was she one day seated, life.
her head supported on her hand, when a “Now," said Hermgard to her, with cloud of dust appeared in the distance a malicious sneer,
now inayst thou it approached nearer, in the direction of enjoy if thou canst the society of thy love the castle ; she recognized the plume and ing husband, who is not far off-such at scarf of her husband ; she rushed down least is the message which the pious pal- the staircase; overpowered by her emomer was to bring thee ; for the same ship tions, and forgetting the terrific oath,
she sank swooning into the arms of her neficent divinity by the whole country: beloved Crusader.
She expressed the juice of flowers and The first moment of relurning con- plants and cured the sick ; she carried sciousness brought with it the recollection peace and consolation into every dwel. of her, heinous offence. With a shriek ling; and whoever needed her assistance of anguish she tore herself from his bosom, had only to apply to the pious recluse. all the horrors of her violated oath burst But for her own heart there was no peace, upon her soul, and she felt herself loaded no consolation, and the tormenting with a curse from which she could never thought of the curse that lay upon her more be relieved. She fled to her most soul haunted her incessantly. retired chamber, locked the door, and Her husband had meanwhile employed tore her hair and wrung her hands in an all possible means to find out his lost agony of despair. It was not till she had Unda : he explored all Tyrol, with the thus passed iwo days that, exhausted in exception of ihat solitary spot, without mind and body, she listened to the en- discovering any traces of her. He vowed treaties of her husband soliciting admit vengeance against Hermgard, but was tance, and made him acquainted with spared the trouble of executing it, for she the horrible story. There he stood, pale, died miserably, and in the agonies of gnashing his teeth with rage, shuddering remorse, in consequence of the ill-trealat the artifices of malice, thunderstruck, ment of her brutal husband. as well at his own misfortune, as to be
To be continued. hold in the wife of his bosom an alien and a criminal laden with the guilt of Lays of a Broken Heart. perjury. No language can describe
(For the Olio.) Unda's despair. Here the husband whom she had been forced to renounce for ever
TO H there the idea of her soul doomed beyond reprieve to eternal perdition-overpowered her senses, and chilled every
Let me not blench thy beauty's bloom
With these fond lays of mine, drop of blond in her veins. For a whole
I would not shade thy brow with gloom, week she lay, sometimes in speechless Not even to be thine. stupor, sometimes in frightful convul.
For, oh, thou, sweet! I love thee so, sions ; till one evening she secretly put That I could almost bear on a hair garment, and fled from the scene
To see thee to another throw
The heart that I would share. of her former happiness, forsaking hus.
And I could live, despised, forgot, band, children, all, and pursued by the
And all contented be; keenest pangs of remorse for her supposed Ay, bless with fervent prayer my lot, crime.
If it brought peace to thee ! She proceeded to ihe Carthusian con If I could know that rare vent of Schnalls, and poured forth the
And chosen heart of thine sorrows of her heart into the bosom of
From grief was free, I should not care
Much what became of mine, the reverend prior ; but it was not in his
Oh, let it smoulder then away, power to give her absolution. “Go,
Or rot amid the grave; my daughter,” said he, kindly to her, Above it let the light winds play, while the tears trickled down the deep
The dark grass wave.
W. M. furrows in his cheeks and fell upon his
то H— venerable eard, “go and expiate thy sins with patience and resignation : I
Oh, heart has never felt have not the power to absolve thee. Seek
What mine has felt for thee; a solitary place, and in fasting and prayer · Such sorrow mingled with reconcile thyself with God. In a few
Such high felicity. years, Heaven may perhaps give thee a
Sorrow that would have riven sign whether thou mayst venture to throw
A common mortal's breast,
And joys like those which heaven thyself at the feet of his holiness and to
Bestows upon the blest. implore pardon.” After wandering for some time in the wild valleys of the
My heart is trembling now
At its too fond desires, neighbouring country, she at length
And weeps amid the glow reached 'the dreary tract of the upper
Of its too ardent fires. Ortzthal : there she found a spacious
My eyes are wet with tears, cavern, in which she built a small cha
Falling so silently pel of stone; this she made her abode,
And pensive, I scarce deem
That they can fail for thee. moss her couch, and roots and herbs her
Perhaps the influence only food.
of yonder placid sky, The fame of her piety soon spread Doib calm the throb intense, abroad. She was reverenced like a be
And softens the sad sizh.
Perhaps that heavenly power, a nucleus, whilst the stony particles in
their descent obtained from the diurnal
motion the form of a spheriod, and to
which law all matter uniting is subjected." Yet not for me it comes, Nor for a thought of mine;
“ The nucleus being of a nature suited For my sake?-no, it falls
to marine vegetation, plants were by the It only falls for thine.
creative power of the Deity first pro, Alas! in me there dwells
duced, suited 10 the want of testaceous and Too much of wrong with love, crustaceous animals. From these sources, For my poor heart to claim
presume, the earth received its gradual But yet for thee I feel
increase, that in proportion as vegetables A solace has been given;
and animals have been produced, the For thy pure thoughts can steal layers or strata have been formed, and the The dew and balm from heaven. waters lessened; and that in the process (To be continued.) W.M. of time, the earth approached towards the
surface, when the long confined volcanic MOSAIC GEOLOGY.
matter acquired a force superior to the
resisting external pressure, burst the BY J. F. PENNIE, ESQ.
hitherto unbroken globe, raised the contiFor the Olio.
nents with the mountains, producing vari
ous phenomena ; also that a progressive Various, and often totally opposite as work will continue, until vegetables, with light to darkness, have been the theories animals, cease to exist, and time shall be of the earth's formation; which, from no more.” time to time, amused and puzzled the This hypothesis appears to be a kind of learned world. Burnet, Woodward, union with the Wernerian and Hultonian Scheuchrer, Whiston, Playfair, Hutton, systems, and in some points similar to that Antonio Lazzaro, Werner, Welch, and of Antonio Lazzaro, who finding that lasily Penn, who proudly styles himself Santorini had been elevated from the sea the Mosaic Geologist, with several by a volcano, imagined that the whole others, have published different systems, phænomena of the creation might be or endeavoured to erect new ones from easily accounted for in the same way, by the ruins of two opposite theories which lifting all the continents from the ocean they have overthrown. We shall, how- with the help of expansion, caused by the ever, for want of room, confine our re central heat, which he thought would also marks wholly to the two late systems pub. clearly explain the yet inexplicable ap-. lished by Welch and Penn, both pro- pearance of bodies now far remote from the fessing, though at direct variance with sea, the situations of which were once most each other, to be founded on and sup- undoubtedly sub-marine. ported by the Mosaic account of the crea As far as geology has yet penetrated, tion.
this system does not hold good, because The theory of Mr. Welch is as follows those rocks termed primary contain no. -we use his own words:-" I beg leave remains of organization, nor can the proto assume, that, by the power and word perties with which marine shells are formof the Almighty by agency of fire, a ed be discovered in them by chemical union of the gases was effected and which analysis ; transition rocks being the in a state of nebula, uniting, formed a lowest in which any thing like fossil globe of water, of much larger dimensions remains of animal or vegetable substances than the present earth, with its seas, now are found. 'Tis true D'Aubison asserts only encompassing our shores. These that he discovered in some of those rocks. gases contained and combined all the pro- hitherto denominated primitive, among per principles of future matter; it being the mountains of Switzerland, organic found that the elementary principles even remains; but this is not sufficient authoof the metals is gas, and that by chemical rity on which to ground a theory, much process a variety of matter may be ex. less to support it. Yet it must be allowtracted from the sea, the water of which ed that there is far greater plausibility may be .converted into hydrogen and about this hypotheses of Mr.Welch, than oxygen, and those gases reunited, will about any we yet have seen.. But it is again produce the same quantity of water. not its agreement, or disagreement with Now a globe of water thus formed became geological facts which we have now to the emporium, or grand magazine ; a examine, but its affinity, or to use part of union of stony particles probably then its title-page, its “ union with the Mosaic took place, which when they became spe. account of the creation.” cifically heavier than the water, descended “When ages, or more distant periods. from every part to the centre, and formed of time," continues Welch, had rolled
away, and depositions had increased, so ion, mode or figure, of speech in ang as to approach the surface of the ocean, language. So that unless Mr. Welch Jehovah appeared, as recorded by Moses, could get these distinct days, with their - And God said let the waters be gather- repetitions of “evening and morning" ed together into one place--and let the erased from the text of Moses, or clearly dry land appear. And it was so,' &c. prove them to be glosses or interpolations, Moses still nobly supports the omnipo- his theory instead of being in "unison," tence of Deity. Then we have a descrip- will ever be al complete variance with tion by Mr. Welch of the event. "" The that historian's account. rocks rent asunder!-the islands rose out Again--it so happens, according to of the abyss !—the mountains were then Moses, that it was not till the fifth day brought forth !-the Alps, the Andes, the that the waters brought forth abundantly, Cotopaxi, with the Chimborazo, lifted for on that day it was that “God their lofty heads above the clouds. The crealed great wbales, and every living sea, as if affrighted, suddenly withdrew thing that moveth, which the waters to the caverns beneath the deep !" brought forth abundantly after their kind.
If this be not a downright contradiction And God blessed them, saying, be fruitin terms to, instead of a union with ful and multiply, and fill the waters Moses, then we know not what can be in the seas." Whereas the earth was termed contradiction. Here is first a not only created previous to the inhabitedious process of ages, “ or more distant tants of the deep, but had brought forth periods of time," slowly going on for the grass, “ the herb yielding seed, and the formation of the world, whereas God, fruit-tree yielding fruit after its kind.” according to Moses, created the Heavens What ihen becomes of Mr. Welch's as well as the Earth with light also“ theory of a nucleus, of testaceous and and that in ONE DAY! for at ihe end of crustaceous animals, from whom the earth the first day night came. How light received its gradual increase with its could depart and night come before there layer or strata, successively formed of was any sun created we cannot conceive, depositions, by which, in the progress of nor will any theory or exposition explain; time it approached towards the surface of but certain it is, that Moses declares that the surrounding ocean. Moses made a the light was called day, and the dark much more expeditious business of it. ness night, on the first day, although the He says “God created the heavens and two great lights made to rule over the the earth at the same time, and on the day and over the night, were not " first day." “ By the heavens,” says Mr. in the firmament of heaven" till the Welch, “I understand the sun and the fourth day.
moon, with our planetary system.” Ay, It is worse than useless for Welch to and the stars also to boot, it seems, pretend, in defence of his system, that the “ those glorious orbs that surround us, six days is only a “figurative manner of and fill the wide expanse.” expression relative to the Deity, with Is there any consistency we would ask whom is neither beginning of days or end in such a theory as this? The earth it of years," nor that the six days by the appears was unknown periods (if Mr. same historian are called one, in the 2nd Welch be correct) in its gradual formachapter and 4th verse, or that the days tion, while the sun, moon, planets, and and weeks in the book of Daniel “allude even the unknown myriads of stars, startto long and distant periods ;” because, in ed all at once into existence, there have the first place, this professes to be history, ing been no matter previous to Mr. not prophecy; and because, in the se Welch's gases created; dreary solitude cond place, Moses positively and dis. reigning till then with the Omnipotent tinctly assigns each portion of the Althrough all the unbounded regions of mighiy's work of creation 10 its respec. everlasting space, and the inconceivable tive day,-ay, and a day of so many periods of eternity! But surely if the hours caused by the diurnal motion of earth were so many ages forming from the globe ; for at the end of each day's beds of cockles, periwinkles, limpets, and labour, he constantly asserts that ihe oysters--the moon, and all the planets of evening and the morning were the first, our system, from their apparent analogy, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth must have had an equal or superior length days. This is so expressly pointed out, of time, according to their several mag. so regularly repeated throughout the nitudes; for their successive generations whole week, and the seventh day named of sea-weeds and shells, before they could as a day of rest to answer the Lawgiver's receive their present form. We will say design of establishing the Hebrew Sab. nothing about the sun or the stars--as bath, that it is totally impossible to get philosophers have not yet decided of what. over it in any way, or by any explana- kind of matter they are composed.
But with all due submission to Mr. Sair, sair, it grieves my mind, Jobs, Welch, he has no right to suppose the
An' it gi’es me mickle woe.
That ye suld be fause hearted, STARS coetanous with our globe ; for, Jobn Anderson, my jo. although it is said in the first chapter of Genesis and sixteenth verse, that on the John Anderson, my jo, John, fourth day, “God made two great lights
We've trod the boards thegilber,
And money a cosey afternoon the greater light to rule the day, and Ha'e pass'd wi' ane anither; the lesser light to rule the night :-he Let's tak’ the sound advice, Jolin, made the stars also ;" yet "he made,"
O'the carle wi' the frosty pow, in the last clause of the sentence, is an
An' just e'en “ kiss an’ friens” agen,
John Anderson, my jo, interpolation, and not to be found in the Hebrew. It should therefore be, “and the lesser light to rule the night,--the THE TRIAL OF A WIZARD. stars also." It is very plain then that it is not the verb made, but rute, which The conduct of Sir Francis North while refers to the stars. The moon being to upon the bench was in many points worus the superior light when she shines, thy of great commendation. Like Sir may well he said 10 rule the stars as well Matthew Hale, he applied himself to the as the night ;-a phrase often to be found reformation of the abuses which existed in in ancient authors, thus Æschylus calls the law; his inode being to note down the her
point which appeared to require amend. The ancient governess, a mother of the stars. ment; and afterwards, when at leisure,
to reduce his observations into such a But we have exhibited enough of Mr. Welch's theory to show that it is not in
form that an act of parliament might be “ unison with the Mosaic account of the founded on them. Ii is supposed by his creation,” and shall now dismiss it alio biographer, that the first idea of the sagether, for the purpose of taking a con.
tute of frauds proceeded from him ; and cise view of the still more recent and he also asserts, that several other alteraboasted hypotheses of Penn, who pom- tions, which afterwards passed into laws, pously styles himself the Mosaic Geo
arose from his suggestions. Another proLOGIST ; (thongh Welch has a prior and posal of the chief justice was a general even, we ahink, a better right to the title) register for lands; a scheme upon which in contradistiuction to all other theorists, ceeded so far in these proposed amend. whom he superciliously denominatesMineral GEOLOGISTS.
ments as to prepare several draughts of To be continued.
bäls, which, after his death, were found amongst his papers. In presiding at the
trial of causes, the chief justice exerted THE NEW JOHN ANDERSON MY JO. himself to confine the counsel to the point A PARODY ON BURNS' FAVORITE SONG.
in question, and to cut down that redun
dancy of speech, which, he used to ob[It is said that Madame Vestris has testified a serve,
"disturbed the order of his desire to settle the existing differences with thoughts." “ He was," says his biogra.' Mr, Anderson, but that the accommodation is refused by the father of the latter. We
pher, very good at waylaying the craft believe there is no truth in the report. On of counsel ; for he, as they say, had been the subject of their quarrel the following in the oven himself, and knew where to lines have appeared.]
look for the pasty.
Upon one difficult
occasion his conduct on the bench was John Anderson, my jo, John, I wonder what you mean,
entitled to the highest commendation. To cause your groom to go, John,
" At Taunton Dean," says Roger North, And hiss me from the scene :
“ he was forced to try an old man for a I could not have supposed, John,
wizard; and for the curiosity of observThat you'd have served me so, Oh, you're a naughty cruel man,
ing the state of a male witch or wizard, I John Anderson, my jo.
ältended in the court, and sat near where
the poor man stood. The evidence against John Anderson, my jo, John, When we were first acquaint,
him was, the having bewitched a girl of I helpeil to rouge your cheeks, John, about thirteen years old; for she had
And I rubbed your nose with paiut; strange and unaccountable fils, and used I took you to John Calcraft,
to cry out upon him and spit out of her As very well you know, And I got you this engagement,
mouih straight pins; and whenever the John Anderson, my jo.
man was brought near her, she fell in her
fits, and spit forth straight pins. His John Anderson, my jo, John,
lordship wondered at the straight pins, I was your first conceit, But noo ye've flown to Josephine,
which could not be so well couched in And I maun sigh an'greet:
the mouth as crooked ones ; for such only
He had pro