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SONG TO EMMA.
TO SOPHIA. Believe me, the passion which glows in my I'll tell thee my sorrow, I tell thee my grief, heart;
I'll tell thee the tale of my sadness; Is at once, love, both firm and sincere ; For compassion, at least, brings the mourner Too deeply implanted 'tis e'er to depart,
relief, More ihan life, love, thou art to me dear. When his heart is a stranger to gladness. In my thoughts of the day, and my dreams of Smile not-nor think the appearance of joy, the night,
Which for a moment may sit on my brow, Thine image is ever my guest;
Like a bright ray of bope, each woe will For thy presence alone, love, can make my destroy, heart light,
But view-view the sorrower now! Thou can'st sooth me, if e'er so deprest.
There's one, and she's fair, as the visions of It is not a boyish affection I feel,
sleep, Which, perchance, but an hour may last ; When happiness o'er us is dawning; Ah! no, 'tis a passion, both ardeut and real, When each thought is blissful, and we sigh not, Nor will cease till existence is past.
nor weep. The smile, dearest Emma, nor leave me to Till we wake to the cares of the morning. piae,
She's bright as the tints and the hues of those 'Neath of love unrequited the smart ;
dreams, For there's nought in this world, but I'd freely And she's dear to my soul and my heart; resign,
Ou me, she an angel all gloriously beams,
New feeliugs of love to impart.
I love her, as truth loves the tale without guile
Ah! love, thou'rt the cause of my sadness ; PORTRAIT OF BYRON. And I deem'd not, when first I saw ber bright
smile, We hear from Italy that M. Pezzanis That she would deprive me of gladness. has finished a very beautiful portrait But flown are those visions—the visions of love, representing Lord Byron after his death. To smile on the happy, the brave, and the M. Pezzanis, it is said, saw the illustrious And never, Sophia! their want may`st thou author the moment before he expired.
prove, Or feel the fell sorrow of loving-like me! L
SKETCHES IN SPAIN. the tones of a noble organ filled the air
with a bármoniy that seemed to descend A CANON, that is to say, a member of opened the scene, carrying lights in that clerical aristocracy which is con- immense chandeliers of massive silver. sidered in foreign countries as one of the Other children, dressed in the same great scourges of Spain, and which never- colour, waved around censors of the same theless is not so rich, and is much more metal, diffusing smoking columns of popular than that of another country delicious perfume. Three priests folthat I will not name! A canon, I say, lowed, dressed in cloth of gold; they deigned to show me in all its details the ranged themselves before the altar, and maguificent cathedral of this city, which the ceremony commenced. I deed not is one of the finest monuments that was give you the details ; you know the forins ever erected to the glory of the Suprene of the Catholic mass, and that it is susBeing. I will not enter into the artis- ceptible of all the ornaments of an Opera. tical minutiæ : I will only tell you that Such is particularly the case in the it is adorned with the chef-d'oeuvres of Cathedral of Seville; it filled any imagiMurillo, that wonderful man of whom nation with poetical ideas, and a cou'we know nothing in England but some' viction that Chateaubriand had not small pictures, and wlio could fully exbausted the elements of the genius of develope his great genius only in the vast ' Christianity. scenes where he has displayed the splen I was invited to dinner at the house of dour of the heavens, the transports of one of the first inhabitants of the towu. devotion, and the magic of perspective. The heat was excessive, and the table This great artist painted with a depth of was covered with dishes, whose oxhaview and a philosophic taste that madę lations increased the degree of temperahim much superior to his age. His con ture: The master of the house took his ceptions are bold, and their execution is coat off without ceremony, and invited perfect. He delighted in all that was us all to do the same. The domestics supernatural and elevated. Homer cre wore vests of nankeen, and other light ated his Olympus; Murillo created a stuffs, but as his guests were numerous, heaven for himself, which he knew how the wardrobe of our host was soon ex to people with beings worthy of such an hausted, and he was obliged to have abode, and to enrich with torrents of recourse to that of his ancestors. There light, with transparent clouds, and a resulted from thence an amusing massplendour that appears to surpass the querade; my lot was a robe-de-chambre ordinary resources of painting. One of of Chinese taffety, which had witnessed these pictures represents the Virgin the conquest of Mexico. The converdepositing the child in the arms of St. sation turned on different subjects. Anthony-it is beyond description-it is My host, who excelled in bull-fights, a poem.
gave us a learned dissertation, in which My respectable Cicerone intermingled he compared this amusement to English his descriptions with melancholy regrets pugilism. Of course he gave the preferupou the former flourishing state of the ence to the taste of his own nation. He finances of the Cathedral before the last had heard of Mr. Martin, the Irish mem. part of the reign of Charles the Fourth. ber, and of his legislative measures. He Then, said he, the people paid the whole is the scourge of good taste, said he, of the tythe, and without a murmur. gravely: he must be to sportsmen what Our revenues were poured into our Gongora was to poets: he is an extincoffers, like a shower of gold. A large guisher in every sense of the word. sum was put by every year, which had After dinner every one takes the already accumulated to a considerable siesta; a man of good taste cannot treasure. Besides that, we had jewels, appear in the streets at this hour of the and sacred vases, which dazzled the eyes day without for ever disgracing himself; with the splendour of the precious stones thus it is said vulgarly, that at the hour that adorned them. Alas, these happy of the siesta, nothing is seen in the streets days are vanished! The Prince of Peace of Seville but dogs and canons; the began the pillage; the French Generals latter go to vespers, after having copifollowed; and then came the liberals,who only enjoyed the delights of Comus and have reduced the tythe one balt. Do Morpheus. Restored by these divinities, not however suppose that we have and dressed in a light silk tissue, they diminished the inagnificence of divine feel not the inconveniences of the hour service. The bell rigs; come and you and the season. The siesta is loog, ami shall hear High Mass.
on rising, they salute each other as if the We approached the choir, and already night was over. They drink ices and
HABROCOMAS AND ANTHIA.
sherbettes, eat sweetmeats, and go in forgive pride. So much vanity in a crowds to the charming promenade of mortal irritated his anger, and he deterl'Eventail; where gallantry, the fumes mined to puwish and to reduce him into of cigars, dust, oranges, music, and the subjection, in spite of his boasted indifnoisy conversations of the Andalusians, ference.” make you, in turns, experience all the Cupid is herc as victorious as usual, sweet and painful sensations of which the and Habrocomas returns from the feast buman organization is susceptible. in honour of Diama, violently enamoured
The theatre had already began to fill. of Anthia. It is thus our author repreA piece was performed in which a prince, sents him at this interesting period ;flying from the persecutions of the “ Habrocomas, tearing his hair and usurper of his throne, is compelled to rending his vestments, now exclaimed: disguise himself as a Mouk. His servant, Wretch that I am! Alas! what pains who had also assumed the frock, had no do I endure ?-Where, where has all my relish for the monastic life. He gives in boasted power Ned?subjected to a some charming lines a burlesque de- being I have so often braved, I behold scription of il, which would have drawn myself the slave of Anthia--her beauty down all the thunders of the Vatican if it is superior to mine, and my defeat pro. had issued from the pen of Voltaire or claims the Divinity of Love. Pigault le Brun. Afterwards was repre “ But shall this continue ? No, my sented a piece, in wbich the Constitution cowardly soul shall now at least resume was ridiculed. In the time of the Cortes, its vigour, anb resist a God who can said my neighbour, the author of this have no existence, save in the imagipiece brought out another, in which he nation of mankind. The charms of ridiculed Ferdinand. Then, said I, he Anthia have for a moment dazzled my studied the dramatic art at Paris. eyes; but I will dissipate the cloud, and,
arined with firmyess and with continence,
I will again laugh at the attacks of HABROCOMAS & ANTHIA. Love." From the Greek of Xenophon Ephesius. wounded him afresh—in vain the proud
He said; but the conquering god HABROCOMAS was a youth of such mortal struggles beneath the triumphant almost supernatural beauty, that he deity--his vain resistance only serves to became the pride of Ephesus, and the irritate bis wounds. At length, he admiration of his fellow-countrymen ; surrenders, and humbling himself to the nor were there wanting persons who had very earth, exclaims, with downcast eyes, even made him the object of their « Thou hast prevailed, invincible god, adoration. Habrocomas was at this and upon the vanquished chastity of time seventeen years of age, and his Hebrocomas thou hast raised tv thyself a vanity was not of course inferior to his glorious trophy. Now I am your supbeauty ; -he despised the attractions of pliant-your captive; and henceforth the female sex, and having been con- will I invoke thee as the mighty director tinually told that no one possessed charms of the universe.-- Love! I braved thy equal to his own, we cannot be surprised power, the effects of which I never had that he at last believed it.
experienced. Punish not, I beseech “But, above all,"continues Xenophon, thee, my foolish temerity; but protect after relating the above," he refused to the weakness which doth supplicate thee, acknowledge Love as a Deity, declaring even as thou dost crush the pride that that he was but a chimcrical being, who dares oppose thy universal sway, yield only attacked weak persons, and whose to these longing arms the lovely Anthia; empire extended over effeminale hearts for thou, and thou only, hast the power.” alone. If he saw a statue or temple We trust that this will be a lesson to raised in honour of the God of Love, a all future hanusume young men, and smile of contempt beamed instantly in will teach them not to have too good an bis countenance, and he was not afraid opinion of their persons. to declare that he was bimself at once The idea of the hero of a love story more beautiful and more powerful than being unruly and rebellious to Cupid, is the God of Love; and, to say the truth, not, we believe, of very common occurwherever he appeared, he was the only rence. Authors have generally much object that was observed, and in his
more trouble in this respect with the presence every one forgot to admire the heroines; and we must say, that men graces and the beauties which the artist are, generally speaking, much better might have spread around the image of subjects of the mighty little god than he god.
Indeed, could we possibly • But Love is a Deity who never can gain a sight of Cupid's account of killed
and wounded, and of his disbursement actions, as well as the unfortunate results for ammunition, we have no doubt that of his proceedings in the principalities, the following assertion would be found it must be confessed that the choice was to be correct; namely, that while one not a happy one. He has shewn little of shot has been sufficient to reduce the that character which should belong to a stoutest grenadier into subjection, the real patriot, and which must distinguish soft, delicate, and tender lady has re a popular leader, if he would deserve and quired as many vollies as would sweep maintain his station in the public eye. away all the batteries of Algiers. At Instead of mixing with his army, and Jeast, if it be not so, we shall never be seeking to gain the personal favour of able to account for the uphill and pro- his soldiers, he always kept himself tracted labour of courtship.
strictly apart from them. In fact, to so
high a pitch did he carry this feeling of THE GREEK CHIEFS. exclusiveness, that whenever he was No. I.-ALEXANDER YPSILANTI.
stationed for any time on a particular
spot, he used to cause to be marked out WHEN important innovations occur a precise point, which be called the in the political condition of a country, sacred way, and beyond which no one the world is generally anxious to know was allowed to pass but himself and his something of the persons who take the own brothers. This, no doubt, erinced leading parts in such events. Now the a kind of feeling, in regard to his relationlate regeneration of Greece is one of ship with those about him, which, in a those extraordinary phenomena which cause like that which he was professing has peculiarly interested all the civilized to espouse, totally disqualified him from world. Our readers may therefore like fulfilling the duties of his station, or to know something, however little it may satisfying the hopes and wishes of those be, of the persons who have been the who had placed him there. most conspicuous in bringing about Upon the whole, it must be admitted this regeneration. We shall therefore that neither Alexander Ypsilanti, nor his furnish them with a brief notice of most brother Demetrius, have shewn those of those persons, both in the civil and talents which are indispensable to political military departments of the state. And leaders in a struggle like that in which first of Ypsilanti.
the Greeks are now engaged. In fact, Alexander Ypsilanti, the person who it was speedily discovered that this was may be considered as having been the the case with Demetrius ; and accordfirst active and avowed stirrer in the ingly he was displaced from his command Greek Revolution, is the son of an and now lives the life of a private indiHospodarof Wallachia, who first assumed vidual in the Morea. As for Alexander, the government of that country in the after the unfortunate results of the year 1802. About three years after his battle in which he was engaged at installation as a prince, Ypsilanti's father Dragachan, he was compelled to seek received a summons from the Sultan to refuge in the Austrian dominions, where attend him at Constantinople. But he has remained a prisoner ever since, knowing that his obedience to this sum- though it is not apparent in what way mons would most probably cost him his he can have subjected himself to this head, he determined on retiring to Russia restraint, since none of bis actions with his family and suite. Here Alexander, bave offended the laws the Austrian his son, chose the military profession, government. and accordingly he entered the Russian army; where, in several battles against THE SCHYPETARS. the French, he obtained considerable It was the Schypetars who, on the distinction, and was at length promoted first attack of Ispara, sold to the Turks to the rank of Major-General, and Aid. the unfortunate inhabitants. By this de-camp to the Emperor. Previously to name are distinguished the hordes of this, however, he had received a wound renegade Christians, who embraced which deprived him of his right hand. Islamism, after the conquest of the It was, no doubt, on account of his Albania by the Mussulmen. The famous military talents and success, no less than Ali Pacha was of this race, according to his distinguished birth, that he was fixed the opinion of M. de Pouqueville. In upon as fit to commence the present 1717 they were organized as militia, by revolution in Wallachia and Moldavia. the orders of the Pachas, and especially His name must therefore unquestionably charged with the police. be transmitted to posterity in immediate The Schypetars, after having abjured connection with the origin of this noble their faith and their country, acknowcavse. But still, judging from his after ledged no other law tbån an insatiable
cupidity. They fight for whoever pays cause. These wretches sold to the Capithem, and are always ready to betray tan Pacha their two confiding comthe standard under which gold alone patriots. But when they demanded enrols them. They are frequently seen their reward, the Turks paid the price bearing arms against each other. Du- of treachery by strangling the traitors. ring the tyranny of Ali Pacha, they Thus justice has been done by perfidy ; deluged Epirus with blood in mutual and the unfortunate Ispariots have been contests, and devastated it by this revenged by their most mortal enemies. brigandage.
When, in 1770, the Greeks, secretly ANECDOTE OF FREDERIC THE excited by Catherine II., attempted to
GREAT. throw off the yoke, a corps of Schypetars in the pay of the Porte entered
Translated from the German. the Morea, repulsed the Russians, and delivered up the Greeks to the vengeance No officer of the guards at Potsdam of their masters. After this exploit, dared to go to Berlin without the king's they demanded their wages from the leave. A masquerade was one day Pacha, who was unable to pay them. given at Berlin, where the king was They then disbanded themselves, laid expected, and he thought that every waste the villages, destroyed the flocks officer would have asked leave at the and harvests, dragged into slavery the parade to go to it, but no one advanindustrious inhabitants, whether Greeks ced for that purpose, and his majesty, or Turks, and openly revolted against much surprised that no one should ask, the Mussulmen. After nine years of supposed they meant to come incog. ; resistance, they were besieged in Trip. upon which he resolved to watch narpolizza, and cut to pieces by Hassan rowly every mask of whom he had the Pacha, who caused to be erected before smallest suspicion. On entering the one of the gates of the town a pyramid masquerade, he looked round, and soon of more than forty thousand heads. perceived a mask whom he knew by his M. de Pouqueville says, he saw, in height to be one of his guards. The 1799, the remains of this horrible trophy. king therefore sent several of his attendThose who escaped from this slaughter ants to find out the mask, but all to no were pursued and exterminated, in a purpose. He was, however, resolved to pass of the Oenian mountains, which know who he was, and went himself has since been called, “ The defile of the masked, and asked him,- Are you not massacre."
Lieutenant G. ?-Yes, I am; but I am Schypetars sold their services to Ali here without the king's leave, and he is Pacha, when he was in revolt against a scoundrel that tells where I am. This the Porte; but when his finances were is a common expression in the Prussian exhausted, he was betrayed by these army, and means, “ keep the secret, or mercenaries. They serve only the cause forfeit your honour.” The king was of those who pay them, says Pouque- thus bound to silence, but determined to ville, but they serve them with a fide. punish the officer for being at the maslity so brutal, that brothers, fighting on querade without leave; upon which he opposite sides, are frequently seen to spoke to an officer of the rifle corps, blow each other's brains out, without which the mask observing, left the the least feeling of pity. The history of saloon, mounted his borse, and galloped the most barbarous ages of antiquity back to Potsdam, undressed, hid his furnishes no example of men resembling domino, and went to bed. He had not the Schypetars. Indifferent to every been long there, when the commanding public cause, setting themselves without officer arrived, came to his bedside, and notice of hatred or resentment to mas. found him apparently fast asleep. The sacre, in virtue of the right of war, king, the next morning, on the parade, under any standard which gives them sure of success, after having given the money in exchange for their blood, these parole, asked in a peremptory tone of mercenary gladiators, trained like the voice, if the colonel had executed his leopards that afford the pleasures of the order, and what officer he had to report chace to the kings of Persia, after hav. absent last night. The colonel answered, ing wept the fate of Ali Pacha, hastened “ None, that he had found them all in to fight against his most faithful par- bed." tisans.
When the king saw his scheme bad Such are the auxiliaries which the miscarried, he walked up and down, and defenders of Ispara admitted into their stopped before the officer in question, ranks, and associated in their noble and whispering in his ear, said, “1