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An Alpine Tale.
“ E'en now, while Alpine solitudes ascend, I sit me down a pensive hour to spend."-Goldsmith.
CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH OCCURRED TOWARDS
BY THE AUTHOR OF
“ TALES FROM SWITZERLAND."
“ Hail! awful scenes, that calm the troubled breast,
And woo the weary to profound repose :
And whisper comfort to the man of woes !"-BBATTIE.
" Simul et jucunda et idonea dicere vitæ."
249. S. 71
IT was towards the conclusion of a protracted residence on the continent, and when the author of these volumes was about to bid adieu to the delightful scenes, amidst which he had spent so many a happy, and, he hopes, not unprofitable hour, that a little memoir of modest pretensions, but almost unique in its original language, was put into his hand. From this the present publication took its rise-more, perhaps, relative to its simple history, it might be tedious, as it would be foreign from our purpose, to detail. illis
- With respect to the story, the writer may, possibly, be permitted further briefly to remark, that, in the conduct of it, he has principally had regard to the maxim—the