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LAKiS, ULAINKS, tic, elu.
THE BARON'S LAST BANQUET.
O'er a low couch the setting aim had thrown ils last
Where, in his lust, strong agony, a dying warrior lay,
The stern old Huron Hudgier, whose frame liuil ne'er
Hy wasting ("'in, Id! time, and toil its iion siungtli
"They come mound me here, and say my days of life
That I shall mount my noble steed, and lead my band
;no more j
They come, and to my beard they dare to tell me now,
Their own liege lord, and master born, that I,. ha! ha!
"And what is death? I'vo dared him oft beloru Hie
Think ye he's entered at my gate, lias come to seek mu
I've met him, faced him, scorn'd him, when the light
was raging hot,
I'll try his might I'll bravo his power; defy, and fear
"Hoi sonnd Hie tocsin from my tower, ami fir the
' .,, , , i i ito cull them, yet not one h'lt waa unwilling nu
Ainieaeh retainer arm with speed, call every vassal . .. , ,' ,i,, i, ,i,ii,,,,, ,.fl1.,
' ., ,, . .ii
Up with my banner on the w.-tl.e banquet l.oaid
T'"Wt hJ ! ,0r,a' f lla"' ""J bli"S
Au hundred hands wero busy then, the bamiuet foilli
And aing the heavy oaken floor, with many a mail ial
While from Hie rich, daik tracery along '.lie vaulted
Lights gleamed on haines, pluiiio and spear, o'er the
proud old (iotltlc hall.
Fast hurrying through the outor gale Ilia uiailep
On thro' the portal's frowning arch, and throng'd aruued
thn board ;
While, nt ils head, within his dark, caived chair of
Armed cap-a-pie, sleru Kuliger, with girded falchion,
"Fill every breaker up, my men, pour forth the cliecriuy
There'a life'.and srength-in every diop.-ihaiikbgivi.ig
to the vine.
Are ye all there, iny vast ala true? mine eyes are waxing
Fill round; my toed and fearless ones, each goble tlo
Ye'cr there, but yet I see ye not. Draw forth each
And let me hear, yuur faithful atcel clash, ouco urouud
1 hear it faiutlyi--Louder yet! What clogs my heavy
Up all, and shout for Uudiger,'Z)ryiiiiiuii(o Death?'
Howl rang lo howl steel charged lo steel, and
rose a deafening cry,
That made the torches flare around, and shock the Hag
llol cowards, havo ye left me to mecl him hero ulonu,
Hut I defy him; let him come!" Down lang Iho
While, fuiii ill sheath, the ready blade came flashing
half way up;
And, with the black, and heavy plume, acareo trembling
011 his head,
There hi hia dark, carved, oaken chair, Old Kudiger
Second pri.o story from Sartuiu's Magazine.
TIII3 OLD OWLor the ABBEY.
11V TUU HKV, JAMES A1IU0T, H'l.ll.l. COIXK.K,
"Vou Dick, take care of the o'd Abbey., um.'
never mind about the boglea. Them meshes ia
too big, man! If thou hears a flickering among
the daws, thou may be sure aomubody else ia
there, and auiinil the 'hulet' (owl): he sure,
lads, not to forget that, none o' yo, nor tha ould
sliie quarry." And again ho manifested aym-
'turns of satisfaction with his own ingenuity in
contri v ini n signal thu least likely lu bu t;ol looii
'by thuir Watchful CllCll.y illlllU Vicinity of lIlU
old ruin. Thin aignul consisted only of u tri
kingly natural imitutiim uf (lie hooting uf the
owl, a binl wliiuli generally resurta to audi
'places. Il wja lor llight wlulti thnt wa iruo
ilicablc, and lor dofuiiuu whun it nil tint.
'And aoo,' the old man oonliinied, 'Hint J'rit-
tu don't got liia ni,'er till hia night's work is
over Oil, nyo, pnur dog! I hud forgotten lia
was killed. Where wui my ntild eye that
shouldn't huve liit ilia dog I aiinnil nt! lint I'll
luiil liim J ft) Inuybe to niglil!'
Ami A ilork and fearful ixpressinn of savage
(Vmnilv iiVMrsluulitwi.it liia Itiiti mul il-iiv l-i.-
I i(.B,u,l !o cut a damn linon tho
"Ijirit of Iho pntty, nnd I'cr mumnnt all were
lilctit; wliun ho resumed in a mora sirinua
.f,,,in nnd manner, lint i.viih.iitlv luirinitHr tin.
'train nf thought liu hud thus been accidentally
'Mitnl, lads, yu'rn tunic o' yu tnkon ) lire first,
Rin) aim at Ihu liuuil or breasl; never miiul
thai; ye may ii well lm lumped I'ur u sheep ns
ii lamb aim high, laiK! ye! giu them n had
sujijicr!' Thia wn u f.ivorilu exprusiiijii of
C II A 1' T E H III.
II' t ain.vAi..
As the cluck in Ihu nelgliburini; church itee
plu tolled nine, the Dubsi.ni all milled I nlh like
n biind of liereo butuli'.ti; niid certainly they
wtru I it 1 1 tj bettor.
'They had to wind their wny through a path
o wild and rouuutii;, otni where ao many mv-
lul ilght had been neen, that low if any of
'them, hardy and learluss n they were, wutihl
diavo dared to traverse it nlotin at iiiuh an linur.
A. : - .1 ......i. i ...:.i.
Aa it waa, miiro than onu weru alurtlud wilh
imaginary sighla and aotnida ol learlul import.
After an hour's walk or ao thr.y renuhed thn
old Abbey without other nouii'.eul. Hero Diuk
wis to keep liii lonuly watch, ns thia whs the
only point from whiuh an ultack could well bo
xpprehendud. Al ter plaoinir him there, mid
again reminding him of the tigiml, am! (he place
of rendezvous, in case it khulild bo neceaaiiry
to give it, and presaiiij him no', to forget or itc.
lect to do ao whatever might bo Ilia o .tn il.in-
ger, they disperaed, to puraiio tho object of
their journey tlutlicr.
They had left him but a few minutes, ere they
were i.hirincd by tho well -imitated hooting of
mi e'.vl, when all bent their way in eager and
fearful haste to the ahite quarry, anxious to learn
the caiino of this sudden alarm,
This wua aouti lold. It appeared, according
to their sentry's xtory, thai he had dialinelly
aecn Jack Hunnet, ntiollier of l.urd L a
'keepers,' standing with a gun in his tun I in
the great doorway of the old tower.
'Jack Uuunet!' exelaiuied two or throe voices
nt onco. 'Jack IJjtinet never loft his bouse, af
ter the hurt they said ho gut l,it li. rvcst, tiii iio
waa carried feet I'oreinnst out uf it.'
Thia, Dick, who waa tho youngest of tho
parly, did not know , hut It was inuro than e
uutigh to prevent him from returning tohis post.
And although others of them laiighud at hia
silly and childish luars, lis they were pleased
employed elsewhere, '.u assume hia i
no pirt in
.,;.. i,i .i,..l (r....,Kli..
ll,,n"i" "' 'ldB of rook, hardly oui.,..ious,'
apparently, of whnl waa pasaiug. Ho felt, ho
- said, aoine auddun and aculo pain ocrnsa his
cheat, which had ceased, however, by Ihu time
'thnllie waa noticed hy tuu rust.
It was now nettled, as indeed nothing butter
colli j be done, (hat the old m,ui himself, .v'..o
was Hot afraid of either ghost or bogles, should
buoumo thuir watchful sentinel; and they ru
rocoiniueni ed their work of depredation upon
the mourfowl of tho In nthery iiiiuintuin-iidu,
Hiljoiiiing the Abbey's 'homo' domain.
Hut in leaa than hull' un hour the same hoii-joo-oo
waa hoard again, us luudly und distinctly
'Jack llennet, again!' exclaimed Jim, mid
Itll paralysed wilh terror to the ground, as if
in a fainting ilt.
Ilia brother in-law, who chanced to he iiur.r
""n at tha Moment, tried not to revive him, but
lactuulod by a aelfi ih fear for hia own anfety a-
Me, left him in thia helpleaa state, and haatcneil
i'u l'le ''la ll,IMryi to 0l'l'i a recital ol the
joircumatanoo, un his arriving there, to tho con-
aturnation ol the party.
Tlis old ini.r,, however, when ho reached the
pluco, relieved them Irotn nil lurther nppreben-
jaiun by atuting that the 'old owl' had taken it
into her head this time to give tho aigu,il her-
aelf. And before the worda were well out of
hia mouth, she repealed il in a lunger and louder
atruill, when Jack Itunuet'a naino, in n wild
shout from tho far-off hills, was heard again.
And well, too, waa ita import understood by
more than one of Ihul now terror-stricken par
ty. I'.ven the old sinner himself, hardened 11 s
he waa, quailed and trembled, a that fearful
nuino smote upon hia oar.
Thia waa too much, and could not longer be
endured. Tho night'a aport (!) wna therefore
abandoned, and their homeward journey was
c 11 a vv e n IV.
Ill U nllUWNl.ll MAN,
During thu portion of the night thus occupied
by one party, theru was another, to which 1
must now again roler, that was nolidlo.
Tom Smith, on arriving at Hosegill ford,
dashed at uuce into the awullen Hood, and with
the aid of tho dim light from the partially screen
ed windowa of Uobsou'a shop as his guide, hu
readied Ihu oppji-tlu bunk in safely.
On obtaining a linn fouling theru, ho paused
a moment to listen to thu iiuisy rattlu of their
looms, but not a treadle wus moving. It was
notsible. ha thought, however, that it miirht bu
drowned in thu roaring uf the 'boiling cataract,
I And he could nol get near enough to the house
jt0 n, certain '.his without running thu risk of
ibemg discovered by their watchful dogs, if they
i,d their maiden were at t ill ut home. This ha
lauapeuted, from the lights he law in iho houso
Us well as in the ahop, wan really the case.
CITY OF UANNLBAL,
And Rait waa material to his ulliii.iito purpose
;lo determine thia, und Hint beyond a doubt, he
instantly thought of a plan neeompliali his
, object, and accordingly galloped oll'lo carry it
j Further up the valley, 'iut half a league a
bove ll.o ford, it might, ii deed, be called the
rhead of the Valley, win u inoiintuinoin ri.!,'c
ol rock extending entirely ucrosa from the high
lands on onu aide, to th jso on tho ether: -no,
not entirely, for thcru aiu a rent in tho centre,
i "ss 'I formed by u cardiquuko, ni.,1 this formed
Jan cutlet for tlio bro.ik Irotn unother valley im-
mediulely ubovu it.
'i'lirough thia gap there waa also u tiiurow
,road that hud been cut out ul ihu solid rock.
jThat ia to aaj, tho rent, which had bt'en for
muily occupied by Iho brook above, a il made
jolily lor lla colivciiience, had been ao nitlrh wi
jdencd ut Iho Vase of the precipice, oil lliat side,
(na to render it moro ubrupl und perpendicular
I ttimi it had originully been. And aa this was
tho only road to ll.o Abbey Mam r, tho D di
'sen, if they rcully intended going there that
flight, must pas thia way.
Nnilh'a uhjer.t, pursuant to I'm plan ho h.ul
.lonnod, was to gam tho heights that overlooked
lins road, und u '.Mill their coining. In doing so,
in circuit of ao:no diilance ha ! to ho made, u cir
cumstance w bicli induced him to at ramble up
the narrow uud rugged sheep-path, that led in
tliem, with Ihu lucre eager haste, lest he sliouhl
bo too hil.e. And his fears weru far from
groundless; for ho had no sooner seated himself
ill n small chasm, liingled w ith weeds and brush.
wood, at the top cl the precipice nnd units
; very edge, than hu saw live dirk figures si
lently and stealthily gliding along tho road,
somo furty or fifty lent beneath I dm ; but their
J'oniia teemed no magnified in iho dim starlight,
liia lo appear, in his exii'ed imig'lu,th n, lu be
much nearer. Onu of their dogs, too growled
ja littl.! us they approached thu ms, while ihu
jlast of the party paused an instant us if to listen,
and then passed on; bill that iustaul was a
fearful one to Smith. I lu w usair.iid, ho said,
to one of his comrades afterwards, that they
I Would hear thu very beating of his heart.
As soon us he was certain they were at a
laufu distance, ho hastened to the hoii.,u where
I he wns lo meet his ullica. Two only had nr
iii ed; these after w utting aoinu time, ho di
rected lu meet him in an hour ut thu pasa al
ready inunliunud, and then rode elf beyond it
in search cl Iho others; not doubting that they
would still have a lor.f limu to wait, before the
return of Iho Dobsun's from their night'a toil,
when the fierce coullict that awaited them
True to their engagement, tho men Smith had
loll arrived at thu place of rendevoiis some
what within Iho time unpointed. Hero they
met their other allies, of w hom he had genu in
search. Theso were at a loss to Imagine how
they could hiivo missed him. They wailed pa
tiently some time, in momentary expectation of
bi return. Hour after hour passed nwuy, ad
ding apprehension and alarm to their surprise
al hia ubsenco, yet still he came not.
It was odd, too, as thu morning waa begin
ning lo dawn, that they had seen nothing ol'the
po.u lu rsi a circiimsl incu w hich gave a darker
shade to the mystery they in vain eiidouvored
'Was it possible,' suggested une, 'that they
could have returned and met the 'keeper' n
'If they have,' another replied, 'by thia titno
his wifu'a u widow.'
Hut Ibis, the) thought again, was hardly pos
sible, ua the nighl was ao favorable for their
purpose, and no cue to molest them. Sut day
light, which was fast approaching, wou'.d clour
In this conjecture, ho'vever, they wcro any
thing but correct, for in loss than an hour idler
ihcy hud made it, Tom Smith's horse was aeuti
gracing on thu banks of thu rivulet without his
saddle, and with Iho bridle broken and entan
gled among his feet; uud shortly after, Ihu life
less body of hia rider was found washed tip uti
a lodge of rocka u litllo below thu 'forcu.'
11 11 ji i' 1 r. n v .
A "1 lahsomk" uie.
Thu now! for anything that broke in upon
the dull monotony that reigned wilh such unin
tcruptcd away throughout that peaceful valley
was considered as such run through tho par
ish with tho rapidity uf 11 signal fur u High
A good deal more importance wus seemingly
attached to this fatal accident than that with
which the drowning of almost any other person
111 the neighborhood would have been regarded.
Some hidden mystery, in men's minds, wua
evidently connected with it; for whunever
they apoku of it. they reverted also to thu laic
.of Jack liennel, who had died rather ruddeuly
thu preceding uutiimt; Iroin ioiiiu hurt hu hud
received in a acuiiio with certain persons who
weru well known to be poachers, llut tho iiu.ru
reitHouablo would urge that, from nil thu cir
cumstances whiuh hud transpired, theij would
hardly have been concerned in Smilh'i death,
whatuver ihuy might have had to do Willi thtl
of Jack lioiim t.
Thu Dubsuns did nut join in the absorbing
topic A' conversation whiuh had excited suoli
deep and general interest. Hut their enmity lo
all gamu-keepnrs, 'which Ihcy did Hot scruplu
lo expres-i, sometimes in the most violent uud
unmeasured lurma, might havo sulHciunlly un
counted for their want uf sympathy with the
common feeling on thia melancholy occasion:
yet 11 dark cluud uf suspicion auemcd iatliering
On Iho uveniug of that ominous day, a coro
ner's inquest was lulu upon the body, win 11
lilllu it unyihiug was elicited lo iiicruasu or ui
llninish the suspicions ulready entertained,
j The deceased could Hut well huvu g it to the
ford, in crossing which hu appeared to huvu
met his death, without returning through thu
'pass wheruhuaaw thu Dobsuiis, unless, when
Iio left his comrades, he had gone in a direction
very different than that which hu intended; but
u miglil have cliuliged Ins purpose wltn cuuni
toll? or the Dobsuiis might have met him idonu
mul n. ,ill.i,1 liim tu rut 11 r ti. or tbov mL'tit
luot huvu been out all thu night. Smith, in his
MO., AUGUST 538, 1851
lonely and fearful watch upon Ihu pucipicc,
might have mistaken another pally lor them.
There w aa mho extraordinary circumstance,
which, in their eager search lor inure unequiv
ocal signs of violence upon Hut body, did not
escipu notice, iilihntigh it Undid only to in
volve their ooiij 'cturos in a darker labyrinth of
confusion: this wns a slightly blackened mark
round the ankles, us if a hand hail tightly graap
ed them ill hia la-l agony.
Tho jury, i.l'tcr u brief consultation, brought
in their terdiut "1101:1111:111111 death."
This silenced, if it did not satisfy, those who
had been must forward in giving utterance to
their suspicious in curses uud denunciations up
on the pom hers.
I About thu time this melancholy occurrence
look place, (whether owing to thu lul ling it oc
casioned or to 1 1 1 it increasing wealth of thu
small lob'iring farmers around, which enabled
lliem to purcluisu cl i;lt uf foreign iiiiinul'aclure,
f.ireigii t leust to them 1 r to Ihu reul or
supposed superiority of the weavers in
other and Inoru distant localities or to what
ever other cause), (he custom of hu Dobsotis
began visibly and alarmingly to decline; and thu
moru severely did they feel this, as thn price of
hroadstulli just then becainu much higher than
lleidos all this, olio uf their largest and most
lucrative 'mole-catching' ranges waa taken
from Ilium and given lo another.
In a word, every inali'a hand seemed ngain-l
I and poverty uud wretchedness had How
marked them fur their own.
Thu most violent and vindictive fouling were
constantly breaking out into mutual recrimina
tions among themselves. And theau were em
bittered by Ihu relleclioii that each member of
tills don lt d family hud contributed bis share
in bringing dow n upon it thu full sh.nu of their
misery, us they then thought it, lint had Ihcy
been nblu to turn aside even ere fold of the
dark curtain of futurity, and to obtain but n sin
gle glimpse into thu dim vista beyond, they
would have seen that their cup of woo was not
yet full, and lli.it, tin y would have lo drink it to
its very dregs.
This stale of thing! could Dot and would 11 ut
last; miinu dreudlul crisis was evidently up
preaching; probably an explosion which they
might not nil bu equally interested in depreci
it was indeed, as the old woman herself had
been heard to say, a terrible, 'a fearsomu' life
(hey led. Although, from the infirmity Out
I' nve ii.111 lo thu brutal designi-liou wilh which
shu was frequently saluted by her Toilless fam
ily, she was happily unconscious of hall' their
bickering strife, yet was (heru cnutlgh that did
1 c".oh her dull 11 I'd deadened senses lo convince
her lli-.it they led 0 'fuursumc' life.
As 1 am Hut pretending lo give n detailed and
succinct history of Ibis family, but only of such
of (heir djingt as appear (o bo connected in
somo way or other with my story, I ahull have
lu pas over n period of twenty years, and tra
verse not only thu wide Atlautin, beyond 'thu
still vexed liorinoothes,' hut a considerable por
tion of tuu vast continent un this side of it, bu
furc 1 can proceed.
( Conclusion in lii'J' uninlnr.)
FU2.3T WORK OF DIICIIAEL ANGELO.
Tim distinguished painter, sculptor uinl
iindiilL'i'.i, iMii'.lincI An'clii liiioiuunlti wus
hum in 'J'liM'iiny, in 1 H I. lie wns put
out to nurse to the wil'u of u sculptor, uinl
may llicicfoio be su'nl lo have sur.kixl sculp
tor in Ii'h very milk.
lie entered llm studio of (iliirhnulujo at
tlni ii'u of thirteen mul purl'iinnoil feats un
equalled in the annals of art. I lu seldom
ihail his work corrected, as Ins copy til ways
'surpassed the orio'iuiil. 1 l'n master hcin
la superior loan himself, and capable ol up
'pi'ceinliiio; talent wliorecvcr found, encoui'
! siircd his pupil in these developments ol'
iyoiithl'ul exceleiice. iut so wall his com
iiunious. They could not look upon their
youiijr rival with (oiiiulaconey , lot' Junius
of this character couhl 1101 bu sullered to
exist in 11 lad of thirteen years, Michel
Angelo had lliei'cloi'u to endure thuir ill
Once oiii- youthful urist look occasion to
'criticise the design of one ol his lelluw
1 workmen, uinl thereupon he I'ecived such
a blow from the exasperated man that il
broke iho cartilao ol' his nose, (rom w hich
cause, it remained crooked thruuuli lite.
One day Anirelii entered the grounds ol
the Medici. He there beheld treasures of
art, which horclizo the Maliiliccnl had
'collecled, such lis he had never beheld he
fore. Struck wilh their antique beauty, tin
iiistiiiclivu jealousy prompted iiiin, Hot only
to imitate, but to excel thesu exquisite pro
ductions. 1'rocui'inif, a block of marlile, he
'divested liiiusell'ol' his ouler gai inelit-i, and
Viuzini; a chisel nnd hammer, hu heau thu
'outlines of u latin's liuild.
i The sliidio of his loi'iiier master was de
serted by him lo thu no small e;ratilieation
ul' his fellows, who rejoiced ihut they were
at last rid of their detested and hated rival,
w hose only e.iiiiiu consisted in his surpass
i Onu day ns .Michel Auelo was liiiishiu;;
ihis faun's head, a inaii of about I'urly, ux-
'ceedinoly plain ia lealure, and liesseii wilh
the faultiest liejiliocuce, slopped opposite
jlo liim, mul silently observed him us he
worked .Michel Aii'lem labored with 111
doi; without taking the slightest notice of
the tuil.ttow u, lor w hom hu ruled us lunch
as for ihu dust thai fell from his cIi'im-I.
1 When he had "hen the liiii--liiii.' stroke
to his work the you-i.; man drew buck, al
ter llm manner ol'ani-is in ui.ncial, so as
littler to judr'e of the i-U'ect ol' his piii'fnnu
ani'i', wilh which he upjicnred pel'l'eclly
satisfied. This was'iippareiillv the inoiiieiit
awaited by the silenl spei'tulnr id' the scene,
iwlio, slowly advauciiiir, laid his hand on
the yutiii1.' sculptor's shoulder.
I "I'Yiciiil," .said ho, with a Nlylit sinib:,
"will Vuii tilhiw 1110 Iiiinuki! 11111 ii'iu.irk."'
Mii'licl Aiigcln turiiuil 1'iiiiitil with nssur.
ntii'i', mill, iiu nir (Muuli'miir; i-iuiu-nipl uinl
iiisoli iico :
j '. iciiiiii k! You?' Mii'nl ho, slow ly.
1 'Or; in other wonls, il jnu like it licttci',
I u ciitii'isin,' ciiiiliitiiL'il the sitimioci'.
'I'll my faint's licailf
I 'On ytmr faun's haul,' quickly auwcici
tlx unknow n,
Ami I'tay w ho tuu you, sir, who thus
nssimiu u i ii;iii to criticise my lalior: '
'!t cm inalter little to you who I am, il
my criticism is correct,' suid the mIi auger.
'And pray who is to decide between us
which of the two is riia I'
' Voursell'; if you wish it.'
'Well, sir, let us hear spunk!' ami Mieh-
,el Angelo, folded his 111 ins w iili an air of
'Have you mil intelldeil to represent thu
riiiniiijr heiid of an old faun." ttsked iho
'(.'ei lainly that is' easy enough to be
'Will,' sujjejeslej tho critic, smllipj;,
'where did vou ever see an old man with 11
perfect set'of teeth!"
The youni; man reddened up lo t'uo eyes
at this remark, and bit his hp with vexation.
The criicisiii was a just one; und, waitim,'
till his interlocutor had di-uppearcd lie took
his chi-el, mid with a couple of blows he
knocked out two of the faun's leelh; as it
was now lain he resolved to return the
next day uud put the liuishiuy stroke to
The followino uiiii'iiinj;, al an early hour,
Ali;,'i lo repaired to ihc garden, lint lo his
oreiil surprise, his faun hud disappeaied,
mid in his place was posted iho si ranker ol
the day before.
'Where is my head'' mirily asked ihu
'It has beuii ' 11 luovei! by my orders,'
quietly answered the unknown.
'And who are you, sir, who has thus
dared to ive orders in the gardens ol Lo
renzo the Manilicenl!'
'Follow me, and you shall learn,' said
'I shall certainly follow you, and oblige
you to return my faun's head.'
'l'ci hap you will be glad lo let it remain
where it is.'
'We shall ci'.'
We shall see.'
The striiner took (lie way lo the palace
wilh the same tranquil manner, mid was
preparing .o ascend the great stair case,
when thu young man siezed bis arm, with
an exclamation between timidity and au
ger, said :
'Where tire yon going, sir! do y.iu think
to penetrate thus with impunity 1 1 10 apart
ments of llm prince! Depend upon it we
shall get turned out.'
Hut thu unknown without paying the
slightest attention lo what the young man
said went on, and crossed the uiite-cham-hef.
'I he uervaiils rose ut his approach,
and lliegaiuils saluted him wilh respect.
Michel Angelo followed, wilh increasing
'Can he hold sonic station in the palace !'
thought he, rather uneasy nt the idea; 'in
thai case I am wrong in speaking so freely.
Well, tiller nil, my laun belongs to me, und
he must return it; it is my work. At all
events I can pay him for thu marble.'
The unknown traversed the gallery und
jthe saloon without the slightest iinpidi
. IIU1 ut.
Tim devil !' thought Michel Augelo, 'can
1 1 ie bu the priucu's secretary I if so, 1 shall
'be in a nice predicament, after my imper
tinence to him. Oh, what a blind foul 1
Thu uiikown now opened the di.or of a
chamber regally furnished, and rich with
'objects of art of the greatest value.
I I he young sculptor paused on the thres-
hold, speechless ami tremliling; Ins e-uld-uess
had quilu forsaken him, and lie gave
Jhinisell up as iosl. He had certainly of
Mendcd a person ol immense power, when
jlhal person couhl so unceremoniously eu
'ler iho private apartments of Lorenzo de
! Medici , without being so much as ainioun -ceil;
as hu eudeavoied to Mummer forth a
lew wonls of apology, ho raiseil his eyes.
aiid,lo l is asloiiishmeiil, beheld his faun's
head resting on 11 lich pedestal.
1 ' Vou see, my Iriend,' said the unknown,
111 the tiuinu kind ol lone, 'llial il I have
removed your laun from the garden, il was
but ( j put il in a more worthy place.'
'I'ut, good heavens !' exclaimed Iho young
arlisl, assailed by a new terror; 'what
will the prince say whun hu sees this
j wretched attempt ol mine tuiiono.st so ma
ny precious objects ol' art ('
i 'The prince upproves ol' il, und, us a
proof of what I say, ho extends toyou his
hand, in token of his approbation, ('nine
j my yoiiiu,' friend will you not take it !'
j . Any oilier would have fallen oil (heir
knees at llm prince's leel, but Michael Au
gelo, moved even lo tears, could, only hang
his head, while he Co rd in ly pressed the
baud which was held out to liim.
' 'From this day I'oilh consider yoiirsel f us
one of my family, my young friend,' said
tho prince; 'you shall work in It iy blildio,
you shall dine nt my table, uud bo Healed
as my sou. tlo in my wardrobe, and let
them u'ive you u haiiiUome violet mantle,
equal lo that worn 011 festive days by i'e
let1 and John of Medicis.'
'My lord,' uuswered the youu sculptor,
much it libeled, 'before I tPxi'pt your pic
cioiH favors allow me to run to my futber,
that hu ni.ty .share my happiness; be dis
dains my love of ni t, 'mid has turned nn
liit ut doors us n worthless und iJ8 ROii
1 1 would return to him humble and obedient.
I know my father; though inflexible he is
'.just; and perhaps, when he knows what
jhas happened to me, instead of regretting
jit, he will have a right to bB Kadol'niy
luult. And from this day forth 1 mav
!uoudly present myself, not only nt homo,
I but everywhere; for has not Loremtoof
.oeiiu is, me greatest man ol Ins lime eon
billed upon mu the title of 1111 artist!'
' 'Tis well my son,' replied the prince; 'res
turn to your home and your father, mid un-
liotince to him thnt me iiali'iiieinn chill I..
-- , Olllll, IIU
cMcimcu 10:111 ins laniily; anil also that I
permit to him to present' himself, whenev
er he wishes, at the palace, lo domain! of
mu whatever oiliep shall .st iUJte,
Arrest of Capital Punishment,
Passing up Oianp. slie, I, our ullcnlioii wua attract
ed lo a buy who u. is climbing up a la iin-p ,st, n,..
voi llnr in ti.is Hi. I ..l n ........
1 - ,,1, , aunciiPti 10
he ni ck ol a n dog, met the liurse 011 whttli tliu
l.uny-liglilei res's his ladder wlieu lighting the lamp,
t hen; weie some half d.v.eu ran iiiclims around
An old uenllrin.ni present, sucpoeling foul pl.iv, ask
ei! llm hllle felluir ttli.it he tt . iriiiiitr in .In' 1.1 11...
ll"g. n , - -
llaill; the Slll ker. he's Inn ii imi,-,l. ..n.o -:.i .1. .
.Miiideriug tvh.ilV aked the old man.
Why. .lackey Hahcr-ckN pel oil, what he colcheil
uli.-li they line down (lie old Inuldiu'.
till, dou'l haiia liim loi lh.il. n'oa.l, .1 ll. l, I .......
il's his nature to kill rals; besides In. I....L. UL.. ,. 1'
il-' :; il ymi wish to c ( 11.I of him. I'll 1 ,L,. 1..,.. ,.1
llh, il ran'l he did, daddy 1 he's an iiilenial scninulrel
and Iho liny Ino io-IiI him m c liltv. ami In.'. ,.,u 1...
si-titeiiee. and you can bet loin tin- I'll l,:,,,,. I.,..,
Jury I wli.it juryi
Whv. 0111 iui v. ill. on li'tli.r in:..i 11 n..i ....
I , - - - , ....... ..i, ,i,, 1 ,r,f
"'""" ""Ji 1 una inn 111 ir uud Huh 1. 111
lifts sentenced him to tie lliliur. Thai's rialil. nml I
ill-Ill II u-a. ; mi I Ii.. h I .....il... 1 -
. ,..:, mu irtt, ver
aita. nsl Uie doir. and Joe l!i.orlii.r u-.i, r,.r 10....
hi aiuuuieuls was nil knocked to thunder wl I
brought the iiiiu.leii .l body iuler eouit. Il took em'
.iiiuoivu. uiey an gave 111 dial I was right, lie ami
wulh 11 rusty mul now, but as soon as he's dead he's
ivulli hlly cents, eordiii' to law, nt Ihu City Hall, and
we want Ihc money fur I'oinlh o' Jule.
The old irrnt seeincd sunti-iuw.l .t ii... I. ..r 11.. i.u
bill was about enleiiiig nuollicr plea for I he uondeinurd.'
t neu the scene was inteiiuptid by Ihe intM-riif tl,
llilL-. 11 stool Irishiioiii. V 1.-1... d.,.....l. .....1 n. 1.... :
and executioners, and reamed the tieinljling culprit.
The Kmjieror .Viciolns Checked. The Dag
incus or Western Cnucaiue have with a picked
force of 25,000 men ntlnuked the Ituaainn eiis
tteiiuhmuiil uf the (Jheuia, and furced the Hua-
iana to retire beyond Tliemer. The eontutt
waa a very severe one, the Itussinni less iu
killed nnd wounded being 5,000, including an
unusual number uf cllioers. All their trans
port wngoni vrern put in requisition to remove
the wounded. These Dnghlco inoiiiitaineera
arc Humorous nnd brave, and they boast of be
ing well supplied iu thuir mountain stronghold,
and uf being able to sustain the conical until the
Uuaaiuii invaders are driven outjf their country,
IU 1 10:11 laion. Inhn (5, Sitxe, of tliu liuilingloii
( Vl) Sent mil, peipctriites the following in reply .,
Mlbsrilier, v.liu.e courtesy is not equal to Mr. Saxe's.
To a (iruntbliuif Snbarrilicr.
A liecsoil patron of thu Sentinel
Politely bi,s ns "send the thing to lull !"
A limely hint. Tia proper, we confess t
Wi III change of residence, to change lit' addiess,
It shall be sent, if Charon's mail will let it,
While Ihe sub criber will be sure to get it;
TiniLi lUvoLUTONAiir 1'ATnina Gums. -Jonathan
Olcott, uf Hartford aged IKI years,
Una well Miller, uf Windsor, uiiod 02 vcars.
and Thoa. S. Ilishop, of Avon, aged !)0 years
all revolutionary pensioners, rode in the pro
cession in I Ins city un the lourlh ul July. Ue
loro tho month wai ended, ul three uf theut
Were iu their graves, Honor to the uainas of
the old patriot'. Hartford Times.
Sinoii.aii Dlatii. A gentleman wus.
boiled lo death, in a vapor bath, at Paris,
a short time since, owing lo his inability
to close the valve by which the vupor en.
lered. Thu bath keeper has been condemn
ed lo eight days imprisonment, and, whal
is far heller, to pay the widow ol'the de
ceased 10,1111(1 lr;iii:s us damages,
A manuscript of Ihe ruigu ol Henry 't contains the
fullut) ing 1
Two wymeu ill one house,
Two ratios and one inowcu,
Two dogges and onu bone,
May never accord iu one.
I A Umavi; Joke. Somo wags look a drunken
follow, bid liim ill a coffin, with the Ii4 left so.
that hu could easily raise it, placed him in the,
graveyard, and uwuited to sue Ihe effect. At',
.tor a short limu thu fumes uf the liquor left liim,
1 und his position being rather confined, he burst
'oll'tho lid, ant bolt upright, and after looking
around, exuluimud, "Well, I'm the first man
jthut'i rns, or tlu I'm confoundedly belated
Voting man, do you know w hut relatione yon
sustain in Ihu worlu'r"' suid a minister of our
acquaintance to a yuung man of the church.
l"Vea sir, "said the hopeful convert, "twocolia-.
ins und u grandmother, but J don't intend lq
austitiu lliem much lunger.
A Laiiui: Ikji'NTv. The county o( Lou
Angelas (in California) extends to the Col
jorailo, 11 distance of nearly three huudiei
niiles i'l'oni the cnuiily seal. In square
Imiles this county is larger than the (Stales,
jof Massachusetts and Khodu lslund couibj
died. j If A Vuiil.oe pedlar, with his carl, nvorUkanjj an
'other ol lu clan on his road, wus addiusiedi
'Hallow, what do you cany."'
'Drugs uud medicines, was the reply,
liood," exclaimed the other, "you can goaleadi
I cany gruve-stoucs," '