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I -• •;i\ 111:i -1> 11 hallowed by s.> tn:tn v interest ihK associations, ;imI passing under a long arch li'-'vn out .il flu- rock. «r sauntered along tlit I'It hunk i)l the Sorgia to tin1 rustic Incite tin mu across the stream, in the nmlst of the little village which rises in a picluresi|iie man uer upon its shores I he houses are small, ami ei some eases scarcely distinguishable from the dills and cra^s with which tliev are mcorpo rateil, I I litre are hut lew- Mill ahitauts. who I ■ '■ii'- iluur siippnrt Iroin the agricultural pro •luce o| the valley, and from the st,>,-|< ()f |i,|, ; with which the river is ahuudantlv supplied. I hey aril as simple, mild, and inoffensive in their manners, as they were m the age of IV frarch. holding lilth- inlereourse with the rest of the world, and hh-'t with a happy rusticity. Having spent tin- greater part of the day in rambling over this enchanting and peaceful sale, we left it with regret late m ihe alterrioon, and returned to I, lie, where an excellent dm uer ol \ arioiis kind' of ti-h Ir on the Sorgia was prepared for us, at the Hotel ol Petrarch and 1-aura. The. apartment in w hich the repast w as seised up, contained no less than siy portraits ol two lovers, suspended from the walls, and tastefully ornamented with festoons of ever St een Neatness and comlort are happily hl*-nd i-d in this small inn, and its clusocal dinners contribute much to the pleasure of those who s i-it \ aueluse 1 o add to the romantic ailven lures ol tin' day, the coachman proved to lie a legitimate descendant of the Troubadours of Provence, and amused us all the wav home hv ! ehaunting the sweet and plaintive ballads of his I ancestors. 1 here is a striking resemblance he- ; tween the simple music of this district and that of the Highlands of Scotland. Palma, the great tragedian, died 'in the tilth Oct m Paris. He was interred in the cemetery ;;t Pete l.aehaise on the .list, with much ceremony Tin- throng that attended the fune ral was immense. Talma was tili years of age, jud h i' hut a widow The persons connected with the Theatr. Franeais voted I .’.Hun francs is e;.-e( a monument to hi' memory THE REPOSITORY. HJA IT.K\ \r. MAt.X VN'IMI I V. Fit')'! IlOSCil K\ (, K It M \ \ N'OVKLISTS. ! brothers, Harons Von Wromb, Inti both :i,» attachment to a distinguished young lady of W«-ilir, w tliout a knowledge of each other’s ini^ion. ll Was equally strong in both ; for in both w as a first passion. Lhieouscious of their mutual 1. each gave f-11 rein to h s affection, neither '»e i.g aw ire <»f the .!••<• u 1 fill truth tint he had a be* I -\e l brother fir s nv.il. I'hev ma le an earlv ‘ration ot the;r love ; and had even proceeded ' > Alike further arrangements before an unexpect ed of 'i'T- noe brought the secret to light. I e attachment t' both had reached its highest ph' h—tint st i»e of elevat ion, both of ltie heart and imagination, w hich lias produced so main fatal < on *” ‘p1 aod vvli'eli renders even am idea of the * c i ifict* ot the object of affection almost imoossi b 1 * I lie Iidv, decpi \ sensible of their painful s.titatien, hesitated how to decide : ratlier than m fl.c. di • agony of’disappointed p issi >n, and «listu;*l> the tratei i,.»| harmony subsisting bi tween them, she ge ll’ * I'oi is I \ ref-, ft d ’hr whole affair to diemselvt s. \' length lnvmg achieved an heroic conquest in this doubt tul s’ niggle bet ween du;v ind p ission, a conquest >o eas ly decided upon by philosophical and moral writers in their closets, and so seldom pract ised m real life, the elder ail dressed h:s \ ou tiger brother as follows : 44 I am aware of your affection, sirongas mv own, alas f for the same lady of our love. I shall observe noth ng m regard to priority of age. I wish you to remain here, while I go upon my travels, and do my utmost to forget her. Should I succeed, brother, she will then become thine ; an l may Heaven pros per y our love ' Should I, however, not succeed in toy obj-’Ct, I doubt not you will act as 1 have done, and try wlut absence wdl effect.” n ii nr'uni r asse i Hi'il ; and hull ling I.no win I, the cider distantly left Hcrmany liir Holland; but tile ini ige nt tin' beloved girl tolloyi ed Inin every w here. Banished from (lit- paiadise nt' In', love, from the null happy and dehgluful ict'ntn yvhich he hail once .sought with her, to wh'eh his fancy alway s recurred, an 1 in which he seemed only to breathe and live, I the unhappy young man, like a plant torn from its native soil, trom the warmer hreezes and more invi gorating beams ot ns eastern clime, pined and sick ened in the new a'niosphere to which he was con signed. If- reached Vmsterdam, hut it was m de spair ; a violent tever attacked him, and lie was pro nounced m danger nt Ins life. Still the picture ot' his lost love haunted Ins delirious dreams ; the only chance he had of recovery was m the possession of the lovely original herself. The ph\sicians des paired nt ins recovery, until upon is being men tioned that he might live to behold her once more, from tint moment he was gradually restored to health. lake a walking skeleton, the picture ot’ utter wretchedness, he again appeared in Ins native ' place. lie tottered acrie-s the threshold of Ins un to: gotten girl, and again pressed Ins brother’s hand. “ Vim see, brother, I am returned. Alas ! what my heart torehoded has come to pass ; yet, as Heaven is my judge, I could do 111) more.” lie -unk, almost htelcss, in the poor girl’s arms. The younger brother now became no less deter- I mined to try the etlect ot ab-ence, and was ready | prepared within a few weeks for Ins tour. “ Brother,” said In , “ you bore your grief as far , as Holland. ! wdi endeavor to banish mystif \it farther. Do not, however, lead her to the altar un til you hear from me I will write. Oui fraternal . regard will admit ot no stronger bund : our word is enough. Should l tie more fortunate than y ou, in (.od’s name, let lu r he thine I and may lie ton ver bless your union ! Should 1, however, return, then Heaven alone may decide between us two. fare well ! hut keep this sealed packet : open it not, ! until 1 shall tie tar ayvay . 1 am going to Batavia.” W ith these w ords lie sprang into the chaise. II dt d;-Iracted, the two beings whom lie had 1 ■ ft gazed after lum, and were little more to he envied | than the banished man, for he had passed his hrc ther, whom he had left, in greatness of soul. With equal power did love for the woman whom he had recovered, and regret for the brother whom hr-, had lost, appear to strive for mastery in his breast. I he noise of the carriage, as it died away in the distance seemed to cleave his hear* in twain He recovered, however,with the utmost care and alter. Con. The \ming lady-hut no, that will be best shown by the result. I lie sealed packet was opened. It contained u toll and particular description ..f the whole of his Herman possessions which he made over to his smother, in ruse lit* found himself huppv at llatavia. 1 ius heroic conquemr of h.niself short l’y afterwards ''■t sad in company wuh some Du'ch lrurchants, aiid arrived m sab tv at Hit.tvia. In the cmir-.c of a w months afteru inN, his brother received from him the follow mg lines : Here, where I perpeiHally return thanks to the Almighty (.iver of all g.md —here I base found a new country, a new home ; and call to u u.d, with ali the stern pleasure of a mart.r, our loo - a j un broken fraternal love. fresh scenes, ami i .c- j» seif, s* e>n to h ive wi h o. ; '.he current of m\ ft ■ ! mg'-; (»nd 11 i’ll granted me strength, v es s’: .:m d to offer up the highest sacrifice to our friendship thine is * * * * * *• alas 1 here falls a tear—but it is the last 1 * I have triumphed!—thine let her h- ’ It rot her, I d: i not \vis!i to fake her when tlmu wo from us, because I feared she ni ght not be l:appv in my arms l»ut should she ever have blessed me witli the thought, that u e should indeed have been happy together ; then brother, I would impress it upon your sou! Do not foiget how dearlv she must be won b\ you, and always treat the ih ar an gel with the same kindness and tenderness, with wiiicii \ou no a think of her. Treat In r as tie* h e. d.est, last, best legacy of a dear departed brother, whom thy arms will n-ver more embrace. I) i not write to me when\ou are celebrating vour nuptials Mv wounds art* yet open, and bleeding frt -h — \\ rite to me only when \ mi are huppv. M \ act in tins will be surely for me, I trust, that t. -d will not desert me in the w orld whither I have tralists iTed Atu r the !< ceipt of this letter, the cld.cr brothel niarpcd the la ly, and rnjov ed one hippo \ ear or Wedded love. I iie iud\, at t!.e end lit that snort permd, d: d, an.., in d\mg, she first entrusted to her husband the u.iitappv secret of her bosom that she ha.i lot ed ii s a 'sent hr;/, her best. Doth these brothels are vet al.ve ; the eldest w ho is again iiiarried, resales upon hi- estates uq hernia ; the youngest one remained at Hatavia, w here he is distinguished us a foitunute, and verv eminent character. He is said to have made a vow never to main ; ami hitherto he has religiously kept it. Madame i!c Talmond oner, said to Voltaire, I think, .-dr. that a philosopher should never write hut to endeavor to render mankind less wicked and unhappy than they are : now you do quite the contrary : you arc always writing against that religion which alone is aide to re strain wickedness, and to afford us consolation under misfortunes. Voltaire was much struck by her remarks, and excused hiti'sclf by sa\ mg, that he only wrote for those who were of the same opinion w ith himself. Tionchin assured his friends that \ oltaire died in great agonies ol mind. “ 1 die iorsak> n ol <>od and many exclaimed he, in these awful moments when truth will force its wav. “ i wish, adder! Trr.n chin, that those w ho Lad been per verted Lt his writings, had heeri present at his deaih It was a sight too horrid to support."—, C tit hoik .Vine.