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mightye. Jesu preserve with your good remembering the circumstance that gave Jordstip. From hermerduyn, the last rise to it, he was forcibly struck with the d.ye of March.
idea of its being an indirect intiination of Yor lordeships tu crimand, approaching assassination, and in order W. MEN EVEN.
to escape Cæsar's fate after due delibe.
ration with his tried and steady friends, It is related of aston, cari of Portland, he allicied indisposition, ordered his treasurer to Charles I. tl:at having been gates to be closed, and allowed only the much importuned in procure the revere lavoured few to be admitted. Guards siou of an ottice for the son of sir Jiolinis also were placed about his house, lest a Cæsar; the friend of the lacier, in order violent assault should be made upon it to insure his attention to the aitair, wrote in the night. This allair was at length on a slip of paper, “ remember Cæser." inade public, and on an explanation This, on being presented to the treasurer, taking place between the movie trtawas casually put into bis pocket, and he surer and the patron of Mr. Cæsar, a was too much of a courrier ever to think general laugh was raised at the ridiculous of the inatter again. A short period, point of view in which the timid and however, only elapsed, before accident irresolute conduct of the lord treasurer brought this paper again to view. Not had placed him.
The last on Laura's grave was shed,
And there, ere long, this aching head
in Deaih's cold lap shail lie.
Dread tyrant! one fell shaft from tlice,
For ever tix'd my destiny,
And robb'd my soul of bliss.
My tond, my dove-like maid is gone:
And thou, O parent earth! alone,
Can'st yield this bosom peace.
I mark' her rose of life go w pale,
And endless slumber's shadowy veil
Her languid orbs o'ercast;
And while in ceaseless, fruitless praying
She kias'd, and beach'd her last.
I caught, as faint it died away,
Her spirit on its flight;
And press á her chill damp lips to mine ;
And frantic cursid that hand divine
Which clos'd her eyes in night.
I saw her chaste unspotted clay
Enhears d, and pass in black array,
Slow, on the church-yard road:
And went and beats the burial rile;
And gaz'l, till lost alas ! to sight,
She fill'd her dark abode.
Thon too, fate's help-mate, true to trust,
I saw heap high the hallow'a dust,
And raise the 12:row mound;
And heard the parting requiem tolll,
And, deep'ning as its echoes rollid,
O'er vaulted earth resound,
Yet fond, in fortune's dawning hour,
The ready stroke to give !
Why, on the happy, and the gv,
Dost thou still urge thy fatetui sway,
And leav'st the wretch to live?
But cease, my heart, this mournful tone; Rode a knight athwart the more
From Armorique, come to see
Arthur, pride of chivalrie.
Loud the storm and black the night,
And his horse in weary plight ;,
He beheld a distant gleam As yet, my seraph's grave is new;
Thro a castel.windore beam; Nor winter's rain, nor summer's dew,
Much the loftie elmies swang Have cloth'd the sod with green;
As between their rowes he hight, Nor has the snow-drop, flow'r of spring,
Wile the blaste's hollowe twang
Round the rocking towrets sang.
To the cullis.gate he rode
Knock'd aloud the wile he stode Which bears lier sacred name :
Chatierde much his teeth for cold; It waits till mine, engraven there,
Frost and sleet had bleachde the wold: Shall ask for two the generous tear
Trussie knaves anon were seene, Which sorrow's victims claim.
They his palfrey tooke and stowie, Then, while our blended dust decays,
Leeding him by torchie's sheene Round the low ridge, with pitying gaze,
To the prow sir Egerwene. The village muse shall stray,
Inne the base-court him doche meete And pluck th' intrusive weeds that grow, The nobile hoste with friendlie greete, And weeping, as her numbers flow,
As a heartie Briton wones : A pensive tribute pay.
“ Welcome stranger for the nones, Oft too the stranger, wand'ring by,
“ Lo, thie bearde doth sheene with ise, O'er the plain stone shall pause and sigh, " And thie band is numb of sleele, And dwell with humid eyes ;
.6. Herse has beene thie wynter-ryse, And note the epitaph, and think
“ Foode and rest I shul alyse." How weak life's closest, tend'rest link, How slender earthly ties.
Then he leades the frozen wight
Where the chemnee brenneth bright, All this shall fail, and on that stone
Down the hall so high and long Mould'ring with age, with moss o'srgrown,
His forefathers weapons hong The long rank grass shall wave;
Yron sarkes in blacke arraye. Unknown whose reliques rest below,
There I weene at dead of night And scarce a vestige left to show
When the reddie gledes decaye
Yerne the owners gbosties strage.
Soone the slughornes calle to mele,
And the knighties tope their fele,
But at ones their glee is farre, AH! will those hours again return,
For a dore doth sofce unbarre, My joy, iny bliss to prove;
And a woman wo.forworne Or must this heart for ever mourn
Whom the blackest weder concele, The object of its love?
Slowlie steppeth tliem beforne, Far o'er yon hills, in distant lands,
Bare her bowed head and shorne. My thoughts with fondness rove;
She was wan, but fayre to see Far o'er those hills I send niy sighs,
As the moone at full may be, To one I dearly love.
Yet did paleness gryse and glome At evening's close, at parting day,
Ore the stonied stranger come, I watch the sun.beam move,
From his hand the bumper fell; That seeks the land so far away,
For he loukte to see her gree Where dwells my dearest love. W.G.
Soone an uglie spryte of hell
Rysing from his dysmal cell.
More and more she draweth nic,
Cometh to their plenteous borde
Whyche doth onelie bredde afforde
For her much-forbidden lip,
To the vassal standing bie - Ens a hair.breadth from the waye
Then she noddes, that be shuld trip Of ylallowed chastitie,
For she needeth drink to sip.
Lo, he seeketh out a skulle,
Downe a narrow grese they stray, Rinsed it and filled it fulle
Dank and dymme theire winding way. of the water from the spring,
" Is it to a toome we go ?” And with pireous gait did bring.
Spake the faultring stranger tho.
" What! doth feare alreadie cling Inne her eyne a teare upswille,
To thy brest ?" the knight did say:
« Harke, I heare her gittero ring; Drank her draught, and totterd oute. Hymnes of penaunce she doth sing.". " I beswear thee, tell me, man,"
Deeper down the vault so cold, So the stranger-knight began,
Buch the knights in silence strolld: " What this woman's sin hath beene,
Suddenlie sir Egerwene
Op'd a door, and she was seene,
Bye a single lampis feare,
Sitting in a dungeon-hold :
On her eye-lash blinks the cleare
Halie God-atoning teare. “ Stranger, she is fayre I knowe,
" Bitter, bitter is her wo," Ones did I her seeming trowe,
Saith the guest as in they go.
Sternlie frown'd his British guide,
Op'd a grate with soddeyne tone,
And begun therein to sho
Wher against the mildewed stone
Stood a headless skeletone. « For her love was givn and gone
Then he spake, “Behold the man To a squire that here did wone,
Who this woman's lyking wan; Whom from dole and dertbe I drewe,
Who by his advowtrous game,
Brought his master's bed to shame.
Now I ween she shuld not shrink
Him from near her side to ban :
From his sighte she may not slink,
And his skull doth hold her drink.". "Lo, her syghte mie eyne dismayde, Ere they left the dismal cell, Inne the clasp of ewbrice layde,
Did the stranger wish her well, With che squire of lowe degree;
And a pardon for the sin
She bewailed cher within.
Then she spake with gentle moane
Thro her lippes so swole and pale :
“ Yeares may not my guilt atone,
Rigliteouslie mye lord hath done." “ Botte forthwyth she did her throw Now they sought their roomes: til daye At mie feete, ard to the blow
Sleepless did the traveller laye, Layde her paler bosom bare.
The remembrance of her sight Ruthful shudders thro me fare,
Haunted him the livelong night; And the shape of helle was come
How she by the lamp so wan Full of harowe to mie brow.
saye. No, methought; I may ne dome
Chilly sweats him overran, Her to the ycorsed home.
Thoughts of anguish him unman. “ And I spake : Thou shalt, beldame, Ere the golden howre of dawn, Pay the finaunce of mie shame,
On had he his armure trawn; Al it be thie life I spare :
Parting, to his host he sayd : Tho the fiend chy sprite shuld tare,
" Til thy wife in earth be layd, What have I to winne therbye?
Thro the sorrow undergone
Thou mayst earne chie peace on hye : I have nere a woman knone,
Half so fair and wo.begone." " Then her hedde I shavde and shore, And at lengeh her gentle guise, Toke the gaudes and gems she wore,
And her patient peaceful wise, Clad her lymbes in mourning weede,
Won sir Egerwene to ruch: Of her weeping had no heede;
He forgave her sad untruth. Woes enow I make her beare.
Heeded now his threat no more, Wilt thou knowe her painsome stoure, No forgiveness to alyse;
From her lippes thou mayst it heare, Joyed with her as of yore,
Cheere thie spright and follow acare." Many worthy sons she bore. MONTHLY MAG. No. 198.
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