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THE HAZEL DELL.
A POPULAR SONG.
the. Hazel Dell my Nel ley's sleeping,
, ' Kelley loved so long;
And my lonely.loneljr watch I'm keeping,
Kelly lost and gone !
Here In the moonlight.oft we've wandered,
In the Btlout shade;
Now where leafy branches drooping down
ward, , '. ; Little Nell's UU.'
All alone my watch I'm keeping,
la the Iluzel Dell,
For my darling Nelly's near me sleeping
. ; ' Nelly dear, furoWI.
' In the Hazel Dell my Nelly's sleeping.
Where the flowers wave,
' And the silent stars are nightely weeping
O'er Nelly's gmre!
Hopes that once ruy'bussoin fondly ilieris'
Smile no more for me,
Eveiy dream of joy, alas, lias perijhed;
Nelly, dear, with the ! .
; ' ; All alone vnj watch, &c.
Now I'm weary, friendless and forsaken,
. ' ; Watching here alone, .
: Nell) thou no nore wilt fondly cheer me
W'iih 'thy lovely tone;
Yet forever, shal thy gentle image,
In my memory dwell,
And my -tears thy lonely grave shall moi s
ten .. . .
Nelly dear, farewell. ' .. i .
i All alone my watch, &fi.
A POPULAR SONG. SELECT TAIL.
The Cavalry Officer.
THE WHITE SATIM DOMINO.
BY LIEUTENANT MURRY.
The period of Napoleon's career
wlienat its zenith, is lull ot romantic
adventures as connnected with the his
tory ol. the officers' lives that served
unaer, tne great captain, He yas
quick to observe merit, ami proMtH (
reward it, and this it was that made
his followers so devoted to him. and so
anxious to distinguish themselves by
prowess in battle and ttuct soldiery con
duct in the Emperor's service. .. .
Colonel Eugene Merville was an at
tache of Napoleon's st aff. He was
soldier the true sense of the word
devoted to his profession, and brave as
a lion. J hough very nandsonie and ol
fine bearing, he was of humble .birth
a mere child ot the camp,', and had lol
owed the drum and bugle Irom noylidod
Every step in tne line of promotion
Had been won by tne stroke ut his sa
bre; and promotion from major ot cav
airy was lor a gallant deed which Iran
spired on the battle field beneath the
Lmperors own eye. Murat, that prince
ot cavalry officers, loved him iika
brother, and taught htm all that Ins own
good taste and natural instinct not led
him to actjnire before.
11 was lire carnival season in Tans,
and young Merville found himself
the masked ball i'i the Erench Opera
House; IJeUer adapted in his taste
the field than the .bondoir. he flirts
little with the gay figures that caver
iloor,and joins but seldom in the waltz.
But at last while standing thoughtfully,
and regarding the assembled llirongwith
a vacant eye, his attention was sudden
ly aroused by the appearance ot a per
son in a w hite satin domino, '' the uni
versal elegance of Whose figure, manner
and bearing, convinced all that her lace
and mind niUst be equal to her persou
in grace aim loveliness. . .
Though in so mixed an assembly,
stil there was a dignity and te&me
the manner o the white -domino that
rather repulsed the idea of a tarniliar
address; and it was some time before
the louiigsoldier found courage to speak
to her. Some alarm being given.there
was a Violent rush 61 the throng toward
tjie door, where, unless.', assisted,
lady would materially utlereds Eu
gene Merville offers .her his arm,
wilts . hia., broad . shoulders and stout
frame wards off the dancer. It was
delighttul moment; the lad v spoke
purest French; was witty, fanciful,
' 'Ahl lady, pray raise that masK.and
reveal to me the charms of feature
must accompany so sweet, a voice
so, graceful a'form as you possef,',-.,,
m,'Xou," would perhaps ,'. be . 'dUsppoio
ted .. v i-,- i'j wi-i.v.., ..w-...
11;'jNot I am sure not.' n ....;".
..-.'Are you so very confident?': .
k 'Yes. I. feel that you are beautiful
It cannot fee otherwise.' : v-
: 'Don't be loo-sure of that,' said
domind. ;'Haveyou never heard of
Irish poets Moore's story of the veiled
prophet 'of Khorassan-how, when
disclosed hi? count anance,' its hideous
aspect killed his beldved one? How
you know that I shall not turn out to
a veiled propnei oi Knorassanr -
Ah, lady, your every word convin-
ces me to the coutrary,' replied the
aptured soldier, whose heart began
fe,el as it never felt beforehe was
ready ia love.
She eludes" his oflbrls at discovery,
but permits him to hand her to her car
riage, which drives of ia the darknes,
and tho' he throws himself upon bis
fleetest horse, he is unable to overtake
her. ; .
. The young French colonel become
mocdy'ihe had lost his heart, and knows
not -what to do. He wanders hither
and thither, shuns his fornior places of
amusement, avoids his military compa
n0Qs;.an(J in short is as miserable as a
lover ca.n well be, thus disappointed.
One riightjust after he had (eft his ho
l?l, on toot, a ligure mulled to the very
ears stopped him.
'Well, Monsieur , what, would you
.! fit l 1 . I I
whii mer asKeu tue soldier,
.'You would know the name of the
white domino?' was the reply.
I would indeed'r" replied the officer
nastily, miow can it be doner
Follow me.' ' "
'To the end or the earth it it will
brills me to her. '
lint you must b blindfolded,'
'Sup in tliis vehicle.' ' .
.'I am at your command.', -And
away rattled the youns soldier
and his strange companion. .
I his may be a trick,' reasoned Eu
gene Merville, 'but I have no fear of
personal violence. I am armed with
this trusty sabre, and can take care of
iiut there was no cause lor fear since
be soon found the vihicle had stopped,
and ne was led blindfolded into a house.
When .the bandage was removed from
his eyes he found h imself in a, richly
furnished boudoir'and before him stood
the domino just as he had met her at
the masked ball.- To fall upon his
knees and tell her how much bs had
thought of her since their seperation.
.1. . 4- ! . I. - I I 1 I
mat ins luougnis iiaa never leu ner,
that he : loved her devotedly was' as
natural as the bieathe, and he did so
most gallantly and sincerely. .
'shall 1 believe all you savr
Lady,let me prove U by any test you
may put upon me , , .......
'Kuow then that ' the feelings you a-
vow are mutual. IN ay unloose your aim
from my waist, 1 have sotnstning
mocA-to say. . '-; .j-
lalk on lorever ladyr Your voice
is music to tny heart and ears. -
Would you marry me, knowing no
more ol me than you now dor
Yes, if you were to go to the very
alter masked!' lie replied.
; ?Then I w.ill test jou.',k ;
'How lady?' - -
'For one year be faithful to the love
you have protested, and 1 will be yours
as truly as Heaven shall spare my
, Oh cruel, cruel sut pence!' '
Nay, lady, 1 shall fulfill your inju
nctions as I promised.'
'It at the expiration ot a year you
do not hear from me then the contract
shall be null and void. Tatte Ibis halt
'and when 1 supply
tfie broken portion I will be yours.
He kissed the emblem, swore again
and again to be faithful, and pressing
her hand to his lit s, bade Iter adieu.
re 1 ... i
tie was conducted away again as mys
teriously as he had been brought tbith
er. nor could ne by any possible means
discover where he had been: his com
paoion rejected all bribes, and even re
luseci io answer tne simplest questions.
Months roll on. Colonel Merville
is true to his vow, and happy in the
anticipation of love, , Suddenly he was
ordered on an embassy to Vienna that
r.iyVst of all Enropean capital, about
the time that -Napoleon w planing
tuarrv the Arch-duchess Maria Louisa.
1 he young colonel u handsome,maniy,-
ai.d already distinguished in arms,1
becomes at once a irreat'lavoriU. At court
every enori ueing inaae oy , mewouian
' jr. .' I - - - ; - I -I.'. .. ..-.
to lapuvaie mm, uut in vain: lie
constant and true to his vow, .
lint his heart was not made of stone
the very fact tuat . he had elitertained
such tender teelingslor the wbile do
mi no, bad doubtless.' made, him more
susceptible than before. At last h
the-young Baroness Caroline Waldroff
and in spite of his vows she captivates
him, and he secretly curses tne engage
ment he had so blindly made at Paris.
iMie seems to wonder at what she
lievfttn lip his devotion, and vet
T: " ' : 9 -
distance that he maintains: '. The truth
was. lha; hit. sense ot honor was
great, that, that, though;he reaHy loved
the young baroness, and even thus
returned '-is affection; still he had gived
his word, and it was sacred!
The satin domino is no longer
ideal of his heart. ' but Dssu.es the
nulsive form in his imagination,
becomes, in a place ' of his good ug
his evil genius . ;: "...
Well, lime rolls on; ' lie is to return
in a lew days, it is once more the
nival season, and io Vienna, too;
eay city.- He joins ; in the . festivities
ol the masked ball, and what wonders
fills his brain, when about middle
thd evening the domino - steals before
him; in the same white satin dress
I had teen ber wear a year belore at
U French Opera House in Parii
la jat fafiort'.
I come, Colonel .Eugene Merville
to hold you to your promise,' she said,
lying a hand lightly upon his arm. -;
Is this reality or a dream?' sked
the amazed soldier.
Come follow me, and you shall see
that it was reality, 'continued the mask,
'Have yon been faithful to vonp nro.
mise?'as"ked' the domino, as they retired
into a neighboring saloon.
Most truly . in act, but alas, I fear
not in heart!' ,
Indeed-' . -
'It is too true, lady.that I have seen
and loved another though my vow to
you has kept me from saying so to
her,'; " . 1
'And who is this that you thus love?'
'I will be frank with you, and you
ill keep my secret?'
It is the Baroness Von Waldroff.'he
said with a sigh. ... .
And you really love her.' '
Alas! only too dearly.' said the sol
dier sadly.-- .-..' -. ;.
'.Nevertheless, I must hold you to
your promise; here u the other half of
the ring, can you produce Its mate?'
Here it is, said .Eugene Merville.
'Then, I too, keep mv promise! said
if domino, rasing her mask.and show
ing to hit astonished view the face of
le Baroness Von Waldroff!'
Ah it was the sympathy of true
ovethat attracted me. after all." ex-
claimed the young soldier,as be pressed
icr to ins neart,
She had seen and loved him lor his
manlv spirit and character, and having
found by iuquiry that he was worthy
of her love, she had managed this del
icats intrigue, and had tested him, and
now gave to him her , wealth, title and
1 hey were, married with jreat pomp
and accompanied the - arch-ducbes to
aris. JNapoleoi, to crown the hap
piness of his favorite, made Colonel
Eugene Merville at once General Di
The Deathbead Scene of
Col. Aaron Burr.
11 bis general, been supposed and
believed that Burr died an unbeliever,
refusing religious consolation. A mod
exoetlent end distinguished Episcopal
minister, in preaching a sermon to the
young men of Washington Citv, two
Sabbath evenings ago, alluded to Col
Burrs supposed religious infidelity.
wtnen tea to tu loiiowmgbigbly inter
es'mg. .correspondence between S. C,
Kied, Jr., Keq., who wis then present
and the Rev. Dr. Yannelt. of N. York
which explains itself, It is but, proper
to add, that the letter of the venerable
Rev. Dr. Yiopelt wis read list Sunday
evening. Dy tne paster of Trinity church
before his numerous congresatioa
Wasmisstos Monday, Dec. 10. '36
Rtf. Db. P. J. Yaspelt, Nw York.
Mr Dear Sib I, was on a very plea
sent summer sy, about two or three
yeirs ago, the t Iwes on boird a steam
boit. toing up the North rirer to New
burg, when 1 made your icquiiutince
You were at that time speaking on the
Southern side of the great political que
stion that still agitates our country,
1 introduced myself to you, end you said
you bad frequently met my father at the
house of Got. Tompkinr, and that you
had once spent an afternoon with Gen.
George Washington, some or whose re
mirks on the Union, of the deepest in
terest you repeated to me. The conver
sation at last turned on Col. Aaron,
Burr. 1, at the lime, understood you
to eay that you attended Col. Burr in
his last moments, - and that before he
died you administered to him the holy
sacriment, and that be died in the full
faiib of a cbristis n, You stated to me
I thiuk,,., mat he, died at the town of
RichmondvS.taten Island. ,
If J . am . not incorrect, then
dusire that you will give me a futt stat
ement of all the-facte concerning the
last moments of Col. Aaron Burr, and
state, as near si. yon can recollect, the
subject' of his ' conversation before he
died say three or four days and what
were his last words at the time of bis
death. Please state, also, if you had
frequent conversations with bim on the
subject of religon,' and wnal was your
belief, end whet were his opinions he
entertained, or expressed to you, on that
subject- Did you ever hear him sc
knowledge, or did jou ever behave him
to be en etbeist or, a deislT ,
.My object in calling on you (or this
information is to vindicate the charac
ter of Aaroa Bnrr in this regard, and
give posterity the benefit ol it. 1 hope
it ma;- be in your power to gratify me
With the highest esteem aud respect,
I bave the honor to be your friend and
SAM. C. RIED, Jr.
NEW YORK, DEC. 13, 1855.
MR. SAM. C. REID, JR.—
' v Ay 2or Sir: 1
received yours of Monday, 10, insl., last
evening, in which you "desire me to
sue you a full statement of .alt tbe
facts concerning the last moments of
Col. Aaron Bnrr, ij-.c" In compliauce
with your desire, 1 stats. That: in the
summer, about the SOth of June 1831.,
Colonel A. Burr, came to fori Rich
mond Hotel, Slaten lsliud, where be
took board, near which I then resided
as also did the relative and friend
Col. A. Burr, Judge Ogdts Idwiids.
Tbe Col.fBurr) being e valetudinarian.
in feeble health. Judge Ed warm solicit
ed me is often as I conveniently eouU
to visit him, snd administer the conso
lations of raligion to him which, h
lid, wis desired by Col. Burr, ia
wouW be agreeable to him.
Actordingty, from that till 'tlitf
of Sep., 1836, the day on wicb be died st
the said Port Richmond House, I visit
ed him as a minister of the Gospel,
ones o: twice s week. At these conse
cutive interviews I wis uniformly rec
eived by bins with bis accustomed poU .
iteness end urbanity of manner. The
time spent with him at each interview
which was au hour, more or . less
was chiefly employed in rellglus con
versatioa. adopted to his declining
health, his feeble state of body end his
advsced sge, concluding by prayer to
Almighty God for the exercise of his
great mercy, the influence of his holy '
pint and divine blessing. In ell which
he appeared to take an interest and bs
pleased, and particularly would thank
me for the priyers I offered up lochia
behalf, for my kind oflicies and inter
I took in bis spiritual welfare, saying
it gave him pleasure to see me ifld beer
my voiee. And when I reminded hint
of the edvantages he had enjoyed, of his
honored and pious ancestry, vis: hie .
father, a minister of the Gospel, mi
President of the College at Princeton,
N. J., end bis mother a decendant of the
learned and celebrated divine, Jona
than Edwirds, and that doubtless many
prsytrs had goes up to heaven from the
hrs rts of his parenti for his well being,
nd happimss, it seemed to i fleet him.
And when I asked htm asto his views of
the holy scripture ike siid: 'They wr
the most system of truth tbe world hid
ever seen," Sj Hut juicing from bis
own declaration snl his behavior to me
is his spiritual adviser, he was not aa
atheist nor a daist. ,
I did not administer ths saenmeat to
hi in, nor did he suggest end request ms
to do it. ; " . . .''
In regard to other topics, in the course
of repeated .conversations, ha remarket
be wis neir Gen. Montgomery whet
he fell if Quebec) end that nothwitb
standing that dissster. if the army had .
a i t I i ' ' '"' i
puinea on tney wouiu nave succeeaea,
In reference to the affair snd death of
Gen. Hamilton but little wis said. He
intimated; howeverthat he wis provok
ed to that encounter. '
At my last intervtiw with him, about
12 o'clock at noon, the day he departed
this life about 3 o'clock P. M., asafor-
said. Sept. 13, 1336, I ftfunl ,htm,. ae
usual, pleased to aee me, trmquilia
mind, and not disturbed by bodilyjpato.
Observing i pelenesssnd ciange in bit
countenance, and his pulse tremulous,
fluttering end errstic, I asked him how
he felt. He replied, no', so well as whea
I saw him Usl. I then said, '-Co'.enel,
I do not wish to alarm you, bnt judge
ing from the state of your pulse, your
time with us is short, lie replied, "I
am aware of it." It was then near 1
o'clock P. M., and his mind and men
ory seemed perfect. I saitt to him, "Ia
this rolemn hour of your epparent dis
solution, believing as you do in the sa
cred scriptures, and ycur accountability
to God, let me ask you how you feel ia
view of approaching eternity; whether
you hive good hope, through grace,
that all your tins will be pardoned, and
that God will in mercy 'pardon you, for
the sake ofthe merits end righteousness
of his beloved son, our Lord Jesus Christ
who in love suffered snd died for as
the agonizing, bitter death of the cross,
by whom alone we can have the only
sure hope cf salvation!" To which hr
said, with deep and evident emotion
On that subject I am coy; by which
understood him to mesn that on a sub
ject of such maguitudr and momentous
interest touching the assurance of his
salvitiou, he felt coy, cautious (as the
word denotes) to express himself la full
With his'usuil .ordinal concurrence
and manifest desire, we kneeled in pra
yer before the tnrone oi neavenir grice
imploring God's-meroy and blessing..
lie turned .n his bed, and pnt b.maeu
in a humble devotional posture, ana
seemed deeply og!ge i he religious
service, tnauking me, es usual, lor tne
pre jer made for him.
Calm and corn pored, I recomendea
him to the mercy of God and to the word
of his grace, with a last farewell " At
ebout 3 o'clock r, v. without a gvoea
or a strugle, he breelhed his last. His
death wis easy and gentle as a taper in
tbe locket, and as the summer's wave
that dies upon the shore. Thus died
Col, .Aaron Burr.
His first funeral service was perforsa-
ed by me in tbe Port Richmond House,
where he died. Thence, we took his re-.
mains to '.he chapel of Prnceton Coll
m a. vrv " a
ege, - J-, wnere ut. larnanan, ma
President, end mveif performed bis lest
funeral eevice before the students, thr
faculty, the military, and a numerous
assemblage, and he wee buried,' as he
requested, in the sepulchre of his ences.
P. J. VANPELT, D. D.
- "Come here, Vate, love. Now
me, what does b e-l-t spell.'-.,,
'Don't know, marm .'.-
. !'Hw atupidr Whsr W put erouad
your waist every day C me now. peak
out. What do ' you tort so .sheepUk
for? answer me diriciij w-fial is "pnt
roond your waist sveYj' d-jTv J .
"Sniggie Frixile rm. tut h pivsi
kissed me but once.
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