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mands, earnestly wishing I might like her; but ditor, to bring it back again ?-As it happens, determined to encounter bis dis pleasure rather however,” added I, “all will end as it should than impose upon either bim or the lady for do. Miss Caradine will forgive you when she a moment, if I did not. Why I came here, sees you ; and to know her and to love ber are you know. Why I bave remained here so the same thing." Jong, I scarcely know myself. I have been
Much as I pity Mr. Marriot, not a word did happy; and voluntarily to deprive myself of I say of him. I then proceeded to give Mr. bappiness demanded more resolution than Millichamp an account of my friend ; such as possess. Indeed, I was not certain that a lady I think her ; such as she really is; one of the whom I had never seen had a right to require most beautiful and most amiable of ber sex. it of me.”
I congratulated him that duty and inclina. He might have talked till tomorrow, and I tion could not fail to point to the same ohshould not have interrupted him. Here, how-ject; that he run no risk of offending his éver, hé paused, “and I ventured to say- | uncle; and I assured him, on the contrary, “ But, perhaps, your uncle has a right to his gratitade would know no bounds for the require it.”
possession of such a treasure. But he has "Never !" be replied with energy. "Never uaccountable fits of absence. He was seized can one human being have a right to direct with one just now. He sat silent and thoughtthe actions of another ! - Even a state of ser- ful; and I, perceiving he did not attend to titude does not confer it, farther than the me, rose up, and went into the bouse, wbither actions of the servants regards the master - he followed me soon after. And as to slavery, it is a monster of man's It is now evening. The open sunsbine of own making.”
im Mr. Millichamp's face is clouded; but I hear “If the lady has expected you?” said I. nothing of his going. Will he go to-morrow? 14 € If the lady has expected me,” he rejoined, He ought; but I think I cannot say any “ I am really to blame; but surely it was in more. It would not be right to teize him. delicate, if she were informed of my errand as One would not absolutely drive him out of well as my visit. Do not you think we ought the house. If he does not come to you im. to have seen each other first, and I been | mediately, write me word what you would spared the mortification of being known to have me do. My head aches violently; I reject her, if I could not love her ?”.
think I shall not go to the Hall to-night.-“ Certainly,” said I." But what delicacy | Adieu, my dear, my ever dear friend.-could you expect from a man who has spent May you be happy. -Indeed, with Mr. Milli. half his estate in horses and dogs, and gives champ you must. up his only child to the nephew of his ere
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“ HAVE you discovered," said she, " if we || plied I," that punishment will be confined to Have any cause of apprehension from the person me. For you, Seraphina, he intends a happier who overheard uş ?"_" Alas!" replied I,“ too || fate. --He invites yon with the voice of lore.much! -Our ruin is, indeed, inevitable !--0h, The ball and not the prison, is prepared for Seraphina! have I known you but to loose | you. And shall the tyrant thus reap the fruit you!"-" Have you discovered who it is?” of his crimes ?-Ah! Seraphina, must charms sáid 'she, with an appearance of increased || like thine become the reward of a tyrant like alarm.-"Yes," replied 1; "it is no other than this! I do not doubt thy love, my Seraphina; our bitterest enemy, the tyrant himself!-Yes, but thy courage to resist him. He will as. Seraphina, our ruin is thus effectual, our fate sault thy virtue rather with menaces than inevitable!"_" Inevitable, indeed,” rejoined || prayers.” she. “Nothing, therefore, remains but to “Ah, cease!” said she, “ these vain appre. prepare ourselves to support it in a manner | bensions? Our evils are already sufficiently worthy of our love and our birth. Let not || numerous; let not our imagination second the our tyrant triumph in seeing the desired effect efforts of our fate, and increase our red of his cruelty - Let us defy him even in the misery with what is only imaginary. You moment of our punishment."- Alas!" re may rest in the assurance, that the utmost
tyranny of Philip, though seconded by his ! blush for you, nor let that shake the resolu. royal power, shall never reach my honour; I tion of a man, which a woman can thus sup. can securely defy him there. But let us pre- port.–Our complaints will only add to the pare for the fate we have so just a reason to triumph of our persecutor.-Let our pride, expect; we must bo:h fall tbe sacrifice to the therefore, support our courage !" indignation of the offended and disappointed We gained the door of the outer apartment Prince. You will only be the first. He will as Seraphina concluded these last words; my Do sooner see the folly of his hopes ; he will : mistress here took her leave of me; and as our no sooner discover my obstinacy of faith and situation was such as to lead 118 to a confidelity even to your ashes, thay he will at tempt of all ceremony, she here threw herself length, with an intent of cruelty, do an act into my arms, and returved the embrace with of mercy, and follow up your murder by that which I received ber. Her resolution now of niyself.-Yes, Zamboga, our separation forsook ler, and she burst into tears! She was sball be but short -The same tyranny which soon surrounded by some ladies who yet reat present divides us, will, io a short interval, mained, and as our love had hitherto been again unite us.”_" Could I persuade my unkuown, it is impossible to express the curic self of that,” said i, és my fate would be no osity and astonishment with which they re
longer a subject of regret. I could with garded her. Their efforts were in vain to transport meet the rage of our tyrant, and i separate us. They were equally fruitless to suffer the severest tortures fortune could in- console Seraphina. For some moments we fict, were I secure that it would be followed continued in this situation, unconscious of by an effect like this!-Yes, Seraphina, death every thing but of the presence of each other. or life is alike indifferent to me, if united to Seraphina, however, at length recovered lier thee!"_" Then he persuaded,” rejoined she, siispended recollection, and perceiving that « tbat this will not fail. Though I bear the we became the objects of curiosity, dropped form of a woman, I have a resolution as firm, her veil, and retired with her companions. I a courage as undauoted as your own.- Do remained some time longer, but awaking at not think that I will survive you.—No, Zam length to a sense of my situation, retired. boga, by our plighted tows, by my acknow. But I had no sooner descended into the court. ledged love, by the life of my father, and the yard, through which I was to pass into my own honour of my house, I swear to accompany apartment, than I was arrested by order of the you.-Wbatever may be thy fate, that also King. sball be mine.-Should any unusul remorse I was dragged by the officers to the common with hold the tyrant from a second murder, my prison, and confined in its lowest and most own hand shall perform the deed.—Zamboga, secure cell. The jailor was commanded to I will never desert thee ; I am the darighter take every precaution against my escape. The of a noble house, and with the name I have door was the barred, and I was left to the their pride, their firmness of purpose, and company of my own thoughts. inflexibilty of honour!”
Norbing could exceed the horror of a situaSeraphina and myself were thas engaged in tion like this! But the apprehenison of my discourse, when the masquerade broke up, and now certain, and already imminent fale, was the company retired. The apartments were pot what constituted the greatest part of this dieserted, except by the servants, before me borror. There is a generosity even in the observed their departure, so wholly were we meavest soul, when acting under the influence occupied with each other.
of love, which inspires it with a courage the “We must retire,” said Seraphina, “and | most heroic, a contempt of its own danger or separate, and, perhaps, for ever ; but remem sufferings, and a' readiness to undergo even ber what I have said, and let it console you torture itself to preserve the object of its ander whatever the Kiøg may inflict.-l again, passion. Like the fire of the alchymist, it ex. however, repeat that you have nothing to expands and purifies cřen the grossest mind, pect from his mercy-His nature is incapable and communicates qualities of which its na. of any feeling of generosity. His soul is coin tural constitution appears incapable. Such at posed of nothing but gloom. ---Prepare, there the present moment was its influence upon fore, for the worst, and learn from any present I thought nothing of myself, whilst I moderation, iu what manner, to bear it. You reflected upon Seraphina. My whole soul cannot doubt my love, and must therefore he was wrapt in the consideration of her danger. convinced, that I am no less involved in the I lamented indeed my own fate, but I lapresent discovery and its conséquences, than' mented it rather for Seraphina ihan myself. jourself.Give me, therefore, no cause to My relections upou this circumstance were
replete with borror. “ The bosom of the
We then drove towards the palace, tyrant," said I to myself, “is the refuge of the guards riding in ranks, upon each side tlie the most furious passions. In the present mo. rebicle. The officer addressed me" Don ment his love is predominant, if that indeed | Zamboga,” said he, “ I have received many can be called love which thus seeks its foul favours from your father, which leads me to gratification at the expence of the happiness regret, thougb I cannot prevent, your present and honour of the beloved object. The imminent ruin. You are accused before the virtue of Seraphina will resist the utmost council of correspondence with the Flemish efforts of his passion; but, ah! what will this rebels. The King is present in person, and resistance apail but to hasten her ruin though be iš unwilling to give any credit to The love of the tyrant will be converted to your accuser, the proofs are said to be too deadliest hatred, and he will destroy the clear to admit any doubt. The indignation object which he cannot obtain. This cell, per of the King is thus reodered equal to his haps, may soon have another in habitant, and surprise, and he has sworn by his royal dignity; Seraphina may perish upon the grave of her that your condemnation and immediate exelover!-Oh, Heaven! can thy thunder sleep, | cution shall follow your conviction."-1 had wbilst Philip thus lives and reigns Is there no time to reply to this information, for the no hand which will rid the world of a monster coach had now arrived at the gates of the who thus disgraces his name of man is here palace. no sword which will relieve humanity of its As the captain of the guards was conducting direst oppressor ?
me to the comcil chamber, i demanded of bim, In tbese complaints, which the violence of if my father were present at the council. my emotions rendered audible, did I consume “No," replied he; “ the King has too muclt the remainder of the night, and the morning bumanity to adınit the father as a judge of the surprised me, before I could obtain any relief son. You were no sooner conducted to prisodi of sleep, or interval of tranquillity.
upon the preceding night, than your father, It was now about mid-day when the door before he could have gained any knowledge of of my cell opened, and the jailor entered that event, was dispatched upou a distant with my morning repast. As I knew not upon journey. Your trial will be concluded before what pretence I had been arrested, I question. his return. The bumanity of the King is only ed the jailor upon this subject. I was pot so equalled by bis justice." ignorant of the Spanish court, or the charac “ You are right," replied I; "his justice ter of Pbilip, as to believe that their malice and humanity are indeed equal!-His justice aud artifice could want any such pretence. is that of a tyrant; and his humanity the The King, I knew, tvas resolved upon my policy of a coward! --But he has reason to death; he was arbitrary in his own dominions, dread the discovery of his crimes !" and might command, without any further We were now at the doors of the council; formalities, any act of his will. But this was the captain of the guards signified my attendnot the usual metbod of his tyranny. He had ance, and the King commanded my entrance. ever maintained an appearance of decorum in I will not delay the catastrophe of my narra. every act of his oppression, whether that he tive by a minute mention of this mock trial; really apprehended the fury of his injured it will be sufficient to say, that it was a solemni subjects, or that this policy suited his uatural || farce, in wbich the King, and a notorious intalent of dissimulation. I had no doubt, || former, were the most conspicuous of the therefore, that I had been arrested upon some actors. The members of the council could specious charge. The jailor replied to my not be blind to the wishes of their sovereign, deinand, that I was a state prisoner, and that || and were too experienced in courts, to refuse kc was to answer for my security with his their concurrence.
The King himself dig. life. He could in form me, however, of nothing || played bis talents of dissimulation, assumed further, and our conversation was here in an appearance of doubt and anger towards the terrupted by the arrival of some persons at informer, and examined him, as if suspicious the gate of the prison. Tbe jailor departed of bis testimony, with repeated interrogatories. to receive them; but soon re-entered in their | After a decent interval, he pretended convic. company. He commanded me to attend them, tion. There was not a member of the board adding, that they were the guard of the pa who did not penetrate into this hypocrisy ; Jace, who were sent to bring me before the they saw that the King had resolved upon iny council.
condemnation, though they did not underI obeyed, and the commanding officer ag stand the motive of his enmily. They had sisted me into bis own coach, and ascended too much experience, bowever, to discover
their secret retlectious, and when the King de. King concluded these words. Heiman diately manded their opinions, were unanimons ju comunanded the departure of the Infanta and my condemuation. The King declared him her ladies. Seraphina regarded bim with self to have remained in doubt, and comniand error, and though sbe knew noihing of what ed the president of the council, the most cou had passed, already suspected som: thing of summate courtier in Spain, to sum up w bal its general nature. The countenance of the þad appeared in evidence, and explain what King, impressed with the idea of his mind, had induced them to this unanimous sentence. had that gloomy malignity, that air of deli. The president discharged this office, accord iverate ferucity, which signised the act of reing to his character, and agreeably to the venge which he had just accomplished. It wishes of the King in imposing it upon him. is the provident kindness of mature to imprint The King pretended that he was at leagth something of the features of the mind upon convinced, and nodded bis assent to the de those of the face, and to put us upon our cision of the council. I need not inform you, guard against malignity, by the impulse of a that a Spanish council, when the King is pre uatural instinct which revolts from the counte. sent, is supreme and final. My senleuc", nance thus branded with its sympiums. No therefore, was immediately signed, but the one was in this respect more stamped, as it were, mercy of the King suspended its execution for a tyrant thau Philip. Seraphina, theretill the following day. He commauded, bow. tore, by the expression of his comptenance, ever, that I should be treated iv the interval already suspected that my fate, perbaps her according to my rank, from regard, as he said, own, was determined. Wiba resolution beto the better services and greater fidelity of coming ber virtue, but unusal to her sex, she my father. The care of my person was trans had already resolved upou ber own purpose, ferred to the captain of the guards, and an and vuly waited the assurance of my weath, order given that I should be confined within to execute ber design. The nature of tbis the palace. I was accordingly led away to a resulution had animated her mind with an place of security, witbin the precincts of the unusual fortitude, and though her first intro. court, apd the captain of the guards took his duction into the presence of Philip bad ex. station at the door.
cited an emotivn of borio, the relectroa of a In this wanner påssed my mock trial, in moinent restored her composore, and cou. which the character of the King may be b: t firmed ber purpose. She regarded the King ter read than in affairs of greater moment. In with an air of dignity wbich couid not escape those greater transactions, which constitute his observation, though his ragacity could not the subject matter of history, the actors are penetrate its source ; le did not, however, performing a more pablic part; they are ex delay to address ber. posed to the censure of more numerous spec “ Donna Seraphina," said he, “ you are not fators, and are therefore under greater re ignorant of the love I hear yon; to what purstraints. The character of kings is bette. pose, then, this continued resistance ? - My learned by their actions within their cuorts.
power may command what my love thus dePhilip was more hateful in his domestic life
scends to solicit.” tban in the exercise of his royal power. A “Sire," replied Seraphia, "you are not betrayed friend and murdered son, are sub ignorant of the love I bear to another; to what jects of still greater horror than the execu purpose, then, this continued solicitation. tion of an Egmout or an Horn.
My virtue, my Lord, may resist, tlivugh your Philip had no sooner retired from the coun power may commans!"-" Your resistance, cil, than be repaired to the apartments of the madam, is in vain, and will have no other Infanta, and commanded Seraphina to be sum effect than to destroy your lover and your. moned into his presence. The King, as self-Your minion shall not enjoy what you have before mentioned, never forgot the de. refuse yoаr King.--Consent, madam, to my corum, or in other words the hypocrisy of his wishes, or Don Zamboya's life is the forcharaeter. The pretence, therefore, upon feit! If you love Don Zambuga, preserve his which he excused this summons of Seraphina, | life!” was that of a private examination, how far she "I do love Don Zamboga, Sire, and theremight be acquainted with my guilt of trea fore will preserve my bonour! I know that $00.-“ Don Zambuga," said he, “ has been you have already resolved the ruin both of convicted of treasoo. He has long beeu tbe Don Zamboga avd myself ; but Don Zamboga secret lover of Donna Seraphina."-The lady and myself, my Lord, wi!l nut purchase life who had departed to summon Seraphina, en by disgrace!” tered the apartment with the Donua, as the “ You defy me, then," repeated the King,
“My Lord," replied Seraphina,“my resolu. “I know it to be so," replied Serapbina, tion is fixed, I therefore do defy you!"
or it would not answer my purpose. Its “ And in confidence of wbat is it," ex value alone renders it a sufficient secarity for claimed the astonished tyraut, “ that you
your faith.” proclaim this defiance."
“ Take it,” said Philip; “the crown itself, “ In confidence of a parpose which you if you demand it.” cannot prevent of death, Sire!"
". The ring will be sufficient,” replied she ; “ Nor will I prevent it," replied Philip; “ I have now, therefore," added she, “your lover shall die to-day, and yourself | sented to your proposal.-An hour after mid. to-morrow. And behold the fate of Zam- | night be at the door of my apartment, and boga already prepared.-Behold the sentence | you sliall be admitted.” and subscription of the council to his con “Shall I come alone, or may my confidant demnation."
wait at your door?” Ou sayiog this, he displayed their subscribed “ You may come as you please," replied rignatures. The courage of Seraphina, low- sbe, “with your confidant, or your whole ever proof against the menace of death, was court, if you wish it; but retire at present, or unable to support this sudden assurance of my the Lofanta may suspect the subject of our fate, and her emotion broke forih in tears. interview.". The tyraut congratulated himself upon this 6. An hour after midnight" repeated Philip. approacb to his purpose.
“Yes," replied she;
you shall be ad. “ There is yet ope way," said he, “ by
mitted." wbich you may save the forfeited life of your The King upon this retired, and Seraphina, lover.-Consent to admit me to your apart-having gained a part of her purpose, proceedinent when the household have retired to ed to execute what remained. You may con. rest, and Don Zamboga's life shall be the re ceive 'my astonishment, when the door of: ward of your concession.His execution was my apartment opened, and Seraphina stood suspended till to-morrow morning for this before me !" Seraphiva, my Serapbioa !" purpose. Speak, madam, is your lover to live exclaimed I;" by what means hast theu or die ?-But remember if you still persist in eluded tbe commands of the King, that no your peevish refusal-if you still prefer what one should be admitted to me but from himyou call your virtue to the life of your lover, self!"-" Behold by what means," replied it is not to Philip but to Seraphina that his Seraphina ; " behold the tyrant's ring, the death must be imputed !-His life is indeed a instrument of my present visit,, and still just forfeit for his presumption to rival bis more certain means of escape !--Yes, my Zamsovereign; the happiness of the King is the boga, let us avail ourselves of the crdulity of first duty of the subject, and he is worthy our tyrant, and escape beyond his power ; of death who intervenęs as its obstacle. His this seal shall open the doors of the palace. invective, moreover, was treason; but I have | The tyrant is so dreaded for bis cruelty, and. consented to pardou him upon the conditions so well known for works of privacy and secret I have proposed, madain..I wait your aq orders, that none will veuture to dispute what swer,"
bears the least shadow of being commanded, The length of this address bad given Se- His ferocity defeats itself, and his guards are. raphina time to collect her former fortitude, not faithful, through the excess of their fears, and with the return of her courage her pur- || Let us fly, therefore. -Let realms divide us pose was formed. The proposal of the King from our bated enemy !
-Let the proud burpresented ber the desired opportunity of riers of nature, the Pyreonees, interpose their effecting it, and disguisivg her design, under walls between us!--But not a moment must the dissembled wish to save Zamboga, she be lost !--Come, my Zamboga, our escape is. replied :-“That if the King would coufirm no less easy tban certain." his premise with an oath, she would consent Seraphina here took my arm, and was to his proposal."-Philip hesitated net to ac hurrying me from the apartment.--"Yet cept the proposed condition, and swore, per stay!" exclaimed 1 "My soul shudders, my haps, with his usual sincerity, that if Sera Seraphina, whilst I make one demand By phiua admitted him into her apartment, my what means, Seraphina, hast thou obtained life should be granted to her intercession.-- || this seal ?-Tbe tyrant is as cautious as “ I have now, said Seraphina,“ but one re cruel.--Alas! thou hast not consented to re, request. Give me this ring upon your finger, li deem the unworthy life of Zamboga by the as a pledge of your sincerity.”_"It is a surrender of the honour of Serap bioa!”.. jewel of the crown!" replied Philip.
“ Unjust suspicion !” exclaimed she;" doodle