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to hcf breast, anu covere her with the
rtlost passionate.' kisses, :und mpst litter
tears. Atletrtji f?Uo raised her. head and
said : 'My.'d'ialrter I it is- proper that thou
shouldest 'bid farewell to o.tekhvi of
France, and shouldest hog thy fathers
blcssin:?! A father's ivia und 'a father's
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blessing too is ever sacred'
; The young princess' advanced towards
the old man who still .stood by the table,
Knelt utjiis feet', took one of. bis emacia
ted hands in her own, gr,e.d fondlv in his
face, n.ud said, in low . faltering accents :
'Father, I am vour child, vour little Catli-
arine ;i ' have cp:ne. to.)ia you ".a. lon
farewell, and. to ask you to bless me for the
last'time." '' . ' . .
-Charles VI. jxa.ed with astonishment
upon the lovely suppliant, whose mourn
iuir dress swept the floor while- she con
tinued kneeling at his feet., lie seemed
lost in thought, or about to seek. advice from
some one near hini.". At last he started,
and sajd fearfully; "Are. you asking for
mercy,? Well, you a re forgiven.'.' r. '.
s My God !',' exclaimed Catharine, V'l
does not know me, he has forgotten Ins
child! .Fat!ier,";ad led she,, "iim Catha
rine, the Queen of Jfulaud." -' -
.f'Ycs," replied her father; ' Queen '.of
Kn'jlind and wife, of the Regent of France:
for God has put his seal upon my brow,'aml
.there has been no kill;; of France for many,
a long day,-and yet I am, not (lead."''-
"Fa! her,, dear father !". burst from Cath
arine's lips in sueh lieartstrieken "accents
that even the por king seemed touched
by them. "Do yon call me father r'1 said
he. ' Ves, you are my chihj, my; pretty,
gentle Catharine. Bat why are you. here,
what lias happened ? I . am- always "Jeft
alone now, I am Very tUih'anpy. lint do
not tell the queen that you have seen me.'
Poor child, .why do you wear black, who
is dead in the roval house of France, ? Is
it your brother Louis, thc'Dauphin ?Ah,
he died long- since, 'poison.. midve,s quick
work. And 'perhaps,'.'.. added Jic in a
whisper, stooping over her, "perhaps you
do not know that'tho queen, Isabella,' has
gathered together many treasures at BIo'u
while the kingdom was plunged in want
and misery. -Then John must" be Dau
phin ; but no, they told . me be too was
dead, and no o.ie wears mourning for
him but his falher. Oh, there, .has Veen
fearful misery in the house of Valois ; but
you, daughter, are happy, .'the bride of
England's heroic kiug.".; "Alas," alas ",
replied the young widow, "he too is dead,
and I am of the fated house of: Valois.
to weep away my life in .the cold dime
of England, and in one sad blow lose . fa
ther, mother, husband, all that I love.' jIy
son they have taken .from me ; ho belongs
to England, and a king, thcy.tcll mohas
no mother." ". " , , ; : -
Charles stooped s'tiil lower as he whis
pered : "It Would be a sad thing,- nietbinks,
for a daughter of France to be seated on
the throne of Lilies, and the Dauphin, her
own brother, a proscribed fugitive."
"Have mercy on W, have mercy on'
me, my father?" exclaimed the young
queen, wringing her hands in agony; "I
do not deserve your cruel reprmches. I
expected pity at your hands. Tell me,;
does this weeping, wretched suppliant,
clad in the livery of wo, look inueh like a
queen of France. Oh father ! I am Cath
arine, your Catharine, whom you used
in early days to love ho dearly. Oh for
one Kina iook, one Kind word, Irojn my
father, to cheer my lonely exile. Time
is swiftly passing away ; look at me, dear
father ! call back your scattered senses to
bless and kiss me for tiro last time. Do
you. not know your child?"
"Know you!" 'replied king Charles
slowly ; "call back my senses Oh,' now
I understand yon. You want ino to" tell
you an old and very sad story; Well,
there was orice a king who chose to reign
because he was born king of France. They
gave him poison to kill him, but he died
not', but . reigned . happily and gloriously
many years. After ' him caine another
IJvjng. W ho Vished to reigu as did his fa?
theri but they gave him the poison which
destrms the mind. He did not' die: for
Linen can cutq the body, but the mind is.
of (rod, and he alone can restojc'it. The
kingdom -of France is wrapped up in want
and misery, and who cares for that ? .The
kintr, and the king only. ' You weep,' lady;
you think it is an old story';" no, no,' it
occurred but yesterday. Do vchi know,
what. that, poor king Was once f The IVien
aiine; but now his people -are ' Weary with
misery, and they never speak his name
but to curse him. Wo to those, inonnrchs
whose, misfortunes, are counted ui'itothem
his feasts. Ih.it there are (wo,, tw o . who
have a fearful record-. against them in hea
ven. 'Do not ay that one of them was
Louis of Orleans, for he.; lies jn; yonder
street' weltering in his blood, and God
alone can judge' the dead. 'And. oh,",
added he ,with'a fcaffiil shriek . "do not
ay that the other. was. Isabel of Bavaria.
,for she is. the-queen of France."-
1 he'shuddenng princess listened with
trembling and incredulous astonishment
to' these horrible : -ravings'; while Isabella
stood half concealed by rthe ample folds
of the window-curtain, with bowed" head
and clasped hahds, as' if rivetted with
horror to tlic spot on which she stood.
The deep and awful -'silence was broken
; by. approaching footsteps; and suddenly
j a.large black greyhounddashed. past Cath
erine, and nishing Hp to'thc king, licked
ins puiu uun nanus .wun. every. marK oL
allcction; The princess pushed him aside,
and endeavored to take, her fo'thers jiand;
but. he ' drew, it impatiently away, and
cldsphlg his. .arms around, the dog, while
his face Ixeanied witli delight as on meet
ing with a dear and valued friend, "My
.daughter,'' said hcr reproachfully; "this is
Avoir' .; .... :
It was" time-to depart. Isabella .of .Ba
varia raised hcr. from, the ground ' where
she had continued kneeling at I icr.fat Iter's'
feet', and arm in arm they wanl through
,the long gallery which conimuiiicated with
the queeu' apartments without cxchangr
ing a single; word, and shuddering as, the
caressing accents of the roval. maniac and'
the joyous barking 'of Jiis'dog reached
their ears. When the'twb queen's apnqar-"
ed on the threshold,' a loud cry was. heard
f, "th( qucenthe qvieen;" wlucii rousec
the youthful pages and slumberlrig inenat
afms from their letharirv. Catfiarine stnrU
ed as'she- met tfieMark and-flashing eyes
wi.un uiiu-u ivium, wnose seariet .pmmc.
and scarf Auttered in. the night vind." ;Is
abella frowned sternly as she noticed' the
impassioned iraze of the knight- and Iie
deep blushes which covered the'pale anil
bcantiful countenance of her daughter.
' " What name dost thou bear, sir knight?"
she inquired haughtily. .
''Owen Tudor is my name, royal lady,"
.answered the knight, gracefully bending
his knee to the frowninir Isabella. "I
! come from Wales, and have the' honor
ot. commanding I lie jnen at arms of my
royal mistress, the queen of England."
"Daughter," said the queen, turninsr
carelessly away from the kneeling k'niglit,J
"have you qver heard the storV of Louis !
ot Jois jjourdon, who was a brave knight
and true, and held in high ."estimation by
all men ?" - . ;
"No,' no." falteretl forth the princess'.
"Well, listen. to mo- then, nuccn of
! Englmd ; when 'a knight dares to raise
his eye to his sovereign lady., he is guilty
of treason. The Seine,' my daiighter, of
ten bears ilead bodies to the very steps
of our palace, and when fishermen find
such bodies as these caught in their -nets
bearing the inscription, Hhh is the kins
justice,' they" cast back, their loathsome
sjoil into the rapid and flowing.waters of
To be continued.
1 THE POLYNESIAN.
Vifa phio viitute ntqiio enuliliono nullius pretii est.
SATURDAY, AUG. 15, 1810.
gu:am;xj.s iro.m the kditoii's note
r noo'K.-AMM'J. No; A.
July 6. TheVinomctcr. at' sunrise 5G?
and the' day ccld. 'Upon assembling our
tnoif, wc found them in a state of mutiny
refusing to go -farther, ami throatenuig to
lejlv6 'us. instantcr. Upon exnmiimli'on, the
reason was soon discovered; they had .de
voured all the food furnished for fourteen
days in" five, '.averaging' It lbs, ' weight to rt
inan daily, hesides having stolen, -most of
ours.'- They wcro a precious set "of rascals'
from , the first; hut it ' must ho allowed tlic
fault-was somewhat oursl ih huinoriuy; thcni
too much. Ater hiring them ( when top late
to. make a change,) we learned that they
were government convicts, and we anticipa
ted trpuldc - biit'not vilo ingratitude from a
kanaka, Avith ten' pounds ofpoi per diem in
his belly, and as much fish and heef( as he'
could swallow alter, l?ut so it proved; if
we had starved and abused them, they would
no doubt have been faithful servants. Thcro
Was no remedy but to give up JNIauna Loa,
and push directly lor Itilo.. . . .
The ascent' of Mamia. Loa was to lis'an
object of gi'eRt interest,. in' order to satisfy
ourselves 'nf.the. accuracy of. JJouglas's ac
count.. - In .)us journal lie (hfiers.'niuch (r.oi'n
the statements 'made by himself in a ktteY to
"si friend in LHiil-m,." We give the" extract' as
published ih.hw Meihoir: , ....
"'Tip rcl-fuced tnau, idha cut off tfiP. limb- of men
and allured grisn.t is s'ilf kri0.ui Limc!? mid i lie jcu
plt s ty rliiit.iie qlimfM'd M.uma l.o.i.' iNthOno liono-vt-r,
li:i.s hiico done !o, jjmil I wmit up a liort liile ago.
Tln;1ourucy'Or!i ine t(:''on:ce:i d is. On l lie puiiimit
of ijiis cxli-iiontiiiiiiy inoun'ain is a ol(ii)o4 ix'irly
ieiiy-ioiir nines m i'lifiuiiicH-nce, uoi ut joe. cnt ni
terrific ucli.vjiy.- Vbli iynst not'i ouhjrnd llns wiili hu
one Htuutcd. on Uie lluuks ol'JI;uni-i l.o.i, und spoken'
.of j tlio nn;i.-io:1;uie.s niid Void llyioi), .and fiitlj I
visited also. . I? i.s dijlicnlt lo atlewipl iWcj,i!)inj Vi;cl
n ii iiiunenfjc )l ice. The .spectator is lost Ulterior and
admiration at bclioldin an cnornions tumkon pit, (Cor
it diiU'is.lVorti nlt'otir notions of volcanos, as pos.-oin;
cAio slrai't'd Hintiuit4 "with iciininal opening,)' five"
nidi-square of yhicli is n lake of liquid lire, in aM,a1c of.
f!bvBlioii,oinctjincH tranquil, at o.licr times lollini; its
hlaxin? waveKwitli ftiVious ai(itation,' und'eustin tliQin'.
iipvurds iii eolnninsof f.om tliirty td one hundred and
seventy' f-tt hiiiii.' In places, the Tiardcned l.iva as,
stunes the form of got hie arches in a-co'ossal building,
piled one, above an oilier in tenilie ' niagnilicence,
tliroiigh and aiuon which the 'lory' tin id fofces Ms way
in a cfii ront th U proceeds tlucc niilcs and.a cpiartcV "pr.
honror loses itself in fiiho'iolcs chasms at the hoitm
ofthc cnuldron. This" volcano wore thpus inn two him
i'vd and soventy-two Jeel devp; I me in 'dovn to the'
surf ic.3 of ',c fire; its ehasins and caverns csn never
bo nieasurcd. . !Mauna I .o-f appears, indeed, ujore like
an cleyatcd table-land than a mountain It j'u hiulu
canic.inatter, thrown out from tip many mouths of ifa
craters. Vegetation docs not exist liiher, than eleven
thousand feet ;,t hero is no toil whatever, rtnd no water,
llio-lava is-so j'orous that when the snow ifiebs it 'dis
appears a few feet fiom the veine, the Kroundlrinkins
it up ike--spon;;tf. otx tho bishei parts fjiov soiiiq
HubttSy Franc riu , Vu'ccinium and some luucii
Tisited a Isn't ho vote.anu of Kilmca, (ho lateral
volcano of Ma una T.,on; it is norly nino miles -round,
one thousand one hundred feet deep, and is likewise in
n stale "of teriilic. nclivil v." Hawaiian i'iec((ilfr.
Yy. It, i'o.4,w. 3fJ7v :J3. . .
, The summit oC this extraordinary mount n in "is to
llat that from this po'nt no part t the- is'hnd. can be
seep, notevpn the tijli poakw of Maiuri le t, nor l lie
distant horizon of the sea, .though the sky was remark-
a'l)ly clear. It is a hoiion of itself, an'd nbout seen
miles in diameter. . 1 eav'iur these three behind, and fir
Companied by onlyCalipio. I went on about two miles
arid a half, when the (ire at Terminal Volcano or ('one
of Manna I.oa. burst on my' view: nil my attempts to
scale.the black lede here weie hu'aTccHml, im the l!s
surt'9 in the lava were, so'iuuch concealed., though not
protected by the show,' that the undertaking . was ac
coiiipinicd with gre-;it Mne:er. -Mo.if reluctantly wiis I
obliged to return, ftilhout being able to measure .ami-.
ratelv its e.traoidinar; depth. From this point f walk
ed alonjj upon the bijnk of llifi.,hij;h ledj;e along 'tho
east fide, to the.hn!npso to Rj'eak, of the mountain,
the point, as scenfioin Man in Ken. npponrs the higji. .
est. As I stood on the brink tf the ledgeVthe wind
wJiijled npfrpin the Cnvity ' with such furicxis violence
tint t could baldly keep my footing within twenty pa
res of h. Tho circumference nf 1I10 black led,'ooftho
nearly circular crater, dcscrihcl as nearly as my cir
ciunstnnccs would nlloiv me to ascertain, is six nfiJes
and 'a quartet. The ancient crater has an extent of.
about twenty-four miles. The depth of the ledge,
fiom the 'highest part (peicndicular fiation oii fhe'
'east) by on accurate me isureinent with a lino nnd
pliunmet, is tvejvo bnnhed nud seventy 'fi-rit. ' It .pp..
reirsto have filled mvconsfderablv n II tmmil-
to the north of the circle, Fecnirng to have at no very
remote H!riod underKouo, lhe most vjoleiU activity.'not
by tun ing Hn( ovorlkv.ving, not. by "d:sr-narging under
Kround. but bv throwing out KtoWof -nnmensft sie.to.
thetistance of miles around its opening, tofe'hecwith
ashes and sarul.-. Terrible rlnsm exist at the Ikoiii .
appearing in some places as if the monntaiiT hnd been'
rent fo its -very roots; no terniiu ition cm be fccmi to
tltcjr depth, eveij wj-en,the eve i.4 aided. ujrh n good
glass, and the sky j er of smoke and the sun shin
ing brigh'ly. Teaiful ' indeed inust the srectade h ive
been when this volcano wiis jn a stuto ofiiy-tivitv
the part to the south of the circle, whero the on'let nf
the lava has evidontlv been, must have ewio.( u ioiv
period of renoo Wcro it not for the dykes on the
west eml, which show the extent of the nnrirh' mil-'
dron, and the direction of the vn, toge'her wi'h'its
proximity to the existing ol. ar,o, there is liltle tn'nr.
rest the eye of the Naturalist over the greater portion
of this huge dome whieh is n grxantic ninss of Mag and
scoriiennd rwlies..w--7aie. Spectator, Vol. lI, Kb 4
pp. 42:5; 421. .'; . V.
MrGoodrich, nn American missionary, ascended
it previous to this. , '
Vol. I. No. 2,. pane 99 of the Hnu-;i.-
Spectator, wc find a Smilar account, extract,
ed from his. "correspondence," with this B(j
dition; "Tlure is 'no smoke." Vet, pa2g
103, same volume, he says in a letter to a
lady in Oahu, Won may pledge my name
for saying that the Great Crutcr is on theve
ry summit of Mauna ,Kea, (he probably
means Mauna Loa,) at present in an A( .
TIV.K state. .' It is twenty-seven milc
round, and one thousand two hundred and
seventy-fcet deep." Singular v enough that
a crater of this e.xtcht, and nctivc, should
emit no smoke, lie also adds horn. ,... .
miles' to the circumference, which one M ould
think was already sufficiently large nt twea-ty-four
miles, lie; nppeats also to begin,
gularly unhappy in .his mathematical esti.
mates. . After giving the summit, of thi
-niou'utain a diameter of seven miles and
calling it a horizon by itself, he walks two
and a half miles farther, and discovers a
(Jreat Terminal- Volcano of twenty-scven
miles circumference, or nine in diameter
thus e.xccedihg his" previous assertion by four
and a hal f miles. It is rather diHiciilt to con
ce'ive how he c'otdd measure accurately, with
a line.aml phunh the depth of tlic ledge, when
the Wind whirled up from its brink with such
furious violence,. that he could hardly stand
"twenty paees 'from it."- Even nt Kilauea,
with half the depth, md to the tyc a perpen
dicular pnli, one caiino't throw a stoneso as
to reach fhe bhick Jedgej imcl this-intist cer
tainly have been perfectly jicrprudievlar, m
have "allowed a person, setting aside the w ind,
to have dropped a lead one thousand two hun
dred and seventy feet, and ta distinguish it
w hen it reached the bottom. In tho" letter to
his London friend, he makes the depth to the
surface of the fn o one th jmand two hundred
and scventy-tw-o feet. The heat arising
from ji lake of liquid lire, five miles squatc,
"in a .slite of ebullition, violling its blazing
wives," &.C. would with, most lead and twine
have operated as a serious impediment to their
arriving at the surface iiuheir.originnl s-taic,
though their Component, parts might reach it
vrjlh the greatest facility ; but physical difii
cuJties,, ort even impossibilities seemed to
have been surmounted by him, with inthtr
rnore ease" than by mbst moitals. AVe found
the heat exceedingly uncomfortable from the
lake at Kilauea, two. hundred and fifty fed
above, and at least five hundred feet in a direct
line' fro'ni'it. ' Even admitting the truth of
these statements', and that ho saw and per
formed toll this 'how can the fact, of twenty
five square miles of "liquid fire," in "fiuinu's
agitation, and casting upw aids "columns of
from thirty to one hundred and seventy fed
high,", with a "liery lluid forcing its way in
a current that proceeds three miles and n
quarter per hour," and the remainder of this
description, be reconciled with the passtgc
in his journal, where. he says, "Were it nut
lor the dykes on the west end, which shnv
the extent of tqe ancient cauldron, und the
direction ' of the lnv'uj together witit its
proximity to the existing volcano, there
is but little to attract the eye of the Natural
ist over the greater- portion of this huge
dome, w hich is a gigantic mass of slag, sco
rioe, and ashes,". J5y the "existing volcano,"
lie evidently means Kilauea, as he every
where speaks of' Mauna Loa' as a "huge
dome," and certainly a crater of twenty
seven miles in circumference, would be nny
thing- but a small portion of its surface, and
in so actire a state, it would not only attract
N'atu'ralists, but the whole world. The in
habitants of Hawaii would at least find rea
son to be particularly interested in it, ant
yet it is totally unknown to them. Did such
exist, its light could be seen at the farthest
extremity of the group, its fires would hale
'ho island to'its centie, while its noises would
appal the stoutest heart. Kilauea is consid
ered the largest volcano in the world, yet in
its most active state, it has never-shewn a
tenth part-of the superficial extent, of liquid
fire. ascribed to- M u.uha Loa. Vesnv ins, of
scarcely n sixth the size of (Kilau'ea, in 472.
ejected ashes, (so Procopi'us states,) that
reached Constantinople; a distance of up
wards seven hundred miles. These rx-
"am plea serve to give a faint idea. of what
would be the effects of a volcano so prndigi;
ousiy surpassing all others, and in a state ul
The preceding extracts show' the grra'
inconsistencies' houglas was guilty of,' ai.'
if we givocredenco to his journal a the ms
probable, we arc tempted to ask what couK
"Isiiy nnparalleled, her-ouse Imving visitfd mosto
the ljiropean find Amerieno vole I linil ihe ereat )
est of them inferior to Kilauea. crater, in iiitcnsitJ'l
Rrandeur, and extent'or area." 'Haw, Spec. Vol 'l '
p. 435. Count Strzeieki. t