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In mv mg---‘ It i.. 1 i-' * f onhgal :ou will* •. . blit as . x i \ \oung lri» nl proposed this day tor your \ -.sit, 1 nul l not <lis.ippo.nl. Inn. ’ Some ligh‘ v. . \r, w ith '.-its and trui’s, mu le up tlit- second course. The repast being end*- I,the good o’d man having* :--tumed thanks, ro-e trnm table, and hi -gged the entlenn-n would e\ use Inin for an hour . he hop - i during his absence, tin y could fin’ some amuse ment in leading, at the same time po nted to a ca rnet <T <• v push e and curious u orkmanship, filled .. i*h book-, which o eupied u corner of tlie parlour, onstan’;;,- touched the key, say ing, ‘ what u ill \ on l ive Walne k ■’ ‘ I 1. el quite po.-! r, th s evening,’ ■a as the answer, ‘and will select tor myself' He .:ew out \ ;rgil, !mt quickly returned that to its place. ‘ . i ie.is an I I lid j might induce a tit ot »\mpathy m love,* sa d In-, ‘(’urioens! aye, votir . 1:■ spo11.imig > meets suit better with im humor He opened, tlie :m<.k, hut wh.it was the as’ouisli nu*iit oi < lon-tant ue to see it drop from his nerve *' ss hand, an 1 U ti'>< ck himself, hut tor h.s promjit is-'stan-.e, would have tallen. r h s emotion had suhsiiie l, \\ alliei k ’pointed t > hook as it iv in t.he Moor: (Ion-* j u?::n-p picked it up, and read >n the title page, ‘ 7Ve g:f; of %1 , /fo/v ‘ > Ircn'i.* ‘ Ivghtec-u \ oars ago tln.it wiitmg was iced bv my hand; how the book came le re I have vet to learn.’ He snatched • r> his ha!, uid iiastdv v ni . . j. ...... ,lv. i . i . \ iiioiiients after Ins r** u iij-atiier Amhrus** etttes ed . witliout noticing the c ted looks (it W aloe k, he un ited tn.- voting m *n to .iuniii;iaM) h,m to a small arbour shaded by a Iu\ ur.aut vine of t lie tun- must at<l. 4 If the fruit '.as not all to-- fine flavour of the t uvign grapes, at I'-t, il lu.s the advantage oi the .•;?/.'// .n’7o of our blue mountain,’ s od d.e g » .J ldt* The grapes ■ < ? e indeed excellent, • ml die tvhm- ! c -•uversation ol » ather Amiuose such is could not ia.i to plea-.’ •ud eddy—but Wdljc k’s thougiits w e:e a1.,tract. < I t om so;; ound.ng nbj -els ;—-thev h id borne in in un.igin itmn to the scmieS of ins rhildlu; < 1, ll‘ ■ Ol ills I » M'*i ^ —111 A paUStf ( t ll'.C COUVCT »■», i sound ot iniiMC reached tlie arhour ; Wai oitsed, as ti > ’ll a deep sleep, exclaimed, ‘tiie \ esper tiv mu to the \ ;i gm •’— his ugitation increas ed as 11■ • listened to th ‘ seraphic sou:ul of a low tuucii lute, tmtched w:*!i taste, an ! a* voiiutanie l f»\ a voice sultan 1 melodious as the * music of the ^pheri s. ’ l ue strain r tsr- 1, (’oust mt me inm rd to t,u* entrance ot the arbour, where he remained, looking out upon the lawn, ir.s countenance radiant \ itli the bright j'-’inw ot expected happiness 'It it is your pleasure, gentlemen/ said KatherAinhrose, * we will join the soiti^s!ress, t believe my daughter is expectmg us m her bower.' The venerable f a ther precede i Ins guests, to accept the extended e u»d of t'oiaiv, who Came forward to meet them beautitol as the dawning light on the eastern moun tain, t usher than ti.e rose ot the morning, purer than the balmy air ot spring under the skies of Ar ■ a ha ‘ Alpheus would have taken lief tor Aivthu >a ’ U hen presc.o d to \\ albevk he scanned her with the intensity of one as'onidied at the w.w.der ,ie beholds. < bus' ;.itm app: ached to solicit the ’av iur ot her comm,n\ in a walk, along the shades at Vfuodwmd; ( ' a!-. ,d at l ather Ambrose. S!' daughter,' »;nd be. ‘Id » uattend you * As V* I it the arbour and passed on before them, U Jm-i k ga/rd after her ; her slight iigure Set oft’ ' b> ill the advantage of simplicity in dress, a white ! lobe with green bodihee, shaped in points at the wa -t, a v. ; t ot <lec< a muslin, with an embroidery ot vine leave?* in green, was turned round Iier gins ^ i'.u-.-n li u;-, ;.'nl t ! 1 m ample folds to her feet — I •'» • gr.u • "i !. *r lie/’. **'iients etjn died the perfec tion iit her f atures - ' \ ou are ill,’ said Father Am - • ■ i W albeck, who could no longer control his t * !• gs ‘1 am not at ea>e,’ said he-—* That bright ; i,l I >vt !y vision, tell me, 1 beseech you, who and j w hat she i> ; her image recals the da\ s of iny early \ »i;111, the joys and sorrows of scenes long since j I b\, and I bad hoped forever. Is she your ‘ od * tins book, ' taking the fatal volume from bis po.-ki-t,) bow came it into your possession '* Fa ther Ambrose, all amazement, after some hesitation, ! replied, * The story of that lovely child is with me a sacred trust, to be disclosed but with my parting breath, unless to one who would be her protector when im final hour shall coni'.:. I btTvve you are not actuated by idle curiosity, an i 1 may reveal to you, that she i< not my child, though I am now her only earthly triend' The book was owned by her Mother ’ ‘ (neat (iod !’ groaned Walbtck, ‘she is then the daughter of Irena, she was ms*-the worn died on Ins bps; Father Ambrose offered Inin a a cordial, which be drank, and he became more com posed ‘ Iblieve me,’ at length said be, ‘to be * n. cere in inv intention, when 1 here swear, bv ail mv hopes of happiness hereafter, to be the fiiuul of your ward.’ i'‘titifi .-\mnrose replied, * I am disposed to have i.ntli in \our assertion, and as much of mv own his tory ;s involved with the most important events of her I n . I must first-■tell you who / am. A Florentine hv birth, liom m\ youth I was destined foi the church, and ordained in the order of Oratorian Fa thers, hut never assumed the functions of Priest.— l»ein;y at Madrid, when the Chevalier de was sent plenipotentiary to the American States, 1 was induced to join the Legation, as companion to his secretary, the Seignor !)■ Severia, who was mv ear ly and dearest friend; he had been some y era s mar ried. his u -t.- * I»• "• only child, and the «!**•• m« sti- , e Mipos.-d the faimlv ; w e wen- established in Fh.la (Ielplna, and sometimes lived in a st\le suitable to the rank of Spanish nohditv. i’ll,- Seignoru was nut a native of Spam, though her rank was equal to , that «d I) -Severia. I w as happ\ , fascinated w ith all 1 I saw, for all was no\« lty ; 1 beloved im ti lends as ! much delighted -as mwlt. Suddmdy the^supernu ma: v (k'liic.v irs were disc harmed, tlie furniture d:s [m-sed of, and the house given u[>. ! was told the >eignora and tile \ "l.iy daught* r were about to re v;> t Spa natter in.,kn.sr a tour through tie- Southern S'ates, the Seigr.or was to attend them on thei: ! mrney —I re u- ve 1 to lodgings ; |)#» Sr\ena de sin ii me to wi t h > . ■•turn to Philadelphia, which w 'add he li »sten 1 ith all expedition: after !ie had seen In . faoi.lv c:i board a vessel then 1\ing at the i p'X’t of \ w O !■ j,;s, a particular f iend w as to take special cli it • t al’r• • i 1 i)a- them on toe v«>\ age. During n:\ S' . 11*■ i i, I as.s duoush empluv t 1 mv tim> m »riiisi.o. of -ii«at pi ee» from the best Kng l:sh p r ts into 1 * ah.m, by which means I obtained a support, as i -lid not wash to be oppressive to a friend who seemed to nave to:gotten me In about a \ i*ai' after our separation, a letter from the S- ignor v\ as i.aii led me ; he d •>:red to see me unmediat. 'v. With buoyant spirts l entered the coach uh i waited to comes tT:e to the happiness of agam be holding De S —: his m gn ct of .ne iiad wounded Pov aliecoons tor Inn-, tor really 1 loved him. I ttu.i ,ht the time tedious that detained me along the various sh eets v. e passed dirotigh ; at last the Carnage stop ped, I ah^nted, * Hi t Conce ve my astonishment to tmu l wa> set <1 »wn, not at tlie 'Motel de Severia, but before a prison, where Severia was detained a [ state criminal I w as cunde.ctt d to his cell, the mas s ve key turned in the grat mg lock, the door moved on its hmge.s, I entered the gloomy abode, and belie! 1 a scene, that can neither be described nor forgot t til. In ;i moment 1 was clasped in the arms of ! )< Severia. • You are come,’ said he, if not to be my drlircn r, to he the guardian angel of mv « de and child. Ambrose, this is my work ; sei "hat mv crimes have aidiievcd, and then von will say mv punishment is complete. tih! that 1 alone could sutler !’ I turned to look round the room, and saw. what the obscurity of de light had concealed, the. Seignora in a stall' o! imtnohility. seated in a corner . 1 addressed her hut she made no reply ; I approached and took her hand, hut she In eded me not ; 1 dropped on my knees and conjured her to speak to me ; I named her child : in a convulsive laugh she said—' Is she here0' I entreated that she would go to her—tif.s mi pi me for you. 1 Perez la ltoza is here,' said she : her wotds entered m\ soul : La Koza, oppressed by the stupor o! hopeless afllietion, had sunk into insensibility While he lay in that state, with the assistance of a servant, the Seignora was removed to the coach and conveyed to a comfortable lodging, hav ing seen her provided with medical aid. i returned to the prison. l)e Sevcria, now mor> composed, brieliy told his talc of sorrows. A fatal passion for play had reduced his finances in a moment of desperation, lie forged a bank check, to considerable amount, in the name of the Chevalier dc V ; had taken up tin money • his pi iv ate remittances lioin Spain did no' arrive in time to refund the sum' the fraud was detected ; he was ariested iiv order ot the police at the suit id' the Chevalier, and tin own into prison ; and it was expected he. would lie publicly tried the next court se-. sion. It was arranged that 1 should leave the city with the Si ignora and her dough ter the next day ; hut to this Irena positividv objected ; she was indexible. Dreading the to tal derangement of her intellects, we did no’ oppose her; she determined to wait the fate < her husband's trial. He was demanded by the King. Ins master, as amenable to the laws . ; bis own e uintry. It was the desire of [}•■ S ver: i that lus family should not r« turn t> Spain, while Don Kmanucl, prince of peaci was m tie- pli'lutude n hi' pi wer. as Mas tin avowed enemy of tip- family If: '■v-vi iia Tin same day on which l.a Roza saded ! ''.i.iii, we shipped for Al -xaudria, m \ irginia. purpos mg to trava I by the least frequented rout" to tl, Dhio riv er, thence proceed to Louisiana, vvher intelligence Irom ‘■'pain could he received with mure facility than in the north. CNU'. III. I marked. with extreme anguish. tin- h-.iir:v <1 11111tiic health ul the Seignora ; In r dehiliu would not permit it' to proceed on >ur jonrnet ami she nesired tin- t:> Seek for her Seme him retreat fur irmoved from the hose h,tunts o: ihiim- and strife. After much tunc spent in tin search, this cottage "as procured ; li re ut brought the sutlering victim ; it u.:s then tin month of (lowers, and our anxious endeavour to tranquilize her mind, which we hoped wonltl renovate her health, for a short time flattered our wishes. Hut alas! the seal of her doom wa tixed : I.ike tin- fair I.illy of the Valiev, 'he drooped her languid head, and sunk into tin tomb. Mie hail devoted every hour that disease left at her disposal, to the improvement of lie; child. The guitar "us I)r Severn's favoutitr instrument; on this recount, she wished Coral.' to excel in her performance, and her efforts sue cceded. As specimens i1' her skill in drawing, she left two paintings of Do Severia: one un placed on the guitar as an incentive, to emu'a tion—the other placed in her chamber. 1 now learnt that, du"lug the last vear. sV.