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goodly person, and of somewhat a the country with a pursuivant's warrant at round belly, fifty years of age and up: his heels, and has never since been heard
wards, moderate in his reckonings, of.”. Sir WALTER SCOTT's NEW ROMANCE. prompt in his payments, having a cel- Nay, after these baulks,” said Mi
chan Lambourne, “I need hardly in- , Kenil•oorth; a Romance. By the Auslar of sqund liquor, a ready wit, and a thor of Waverley,' Ivanhoe,' &c. pretty daughter.' To this inn, Mi- and cross-bow shafts, and pursuivant's
quire after Tony Foster; for when rope, 3 vols
. 12mo. pp. 1007. Edinburgh chael Lambourne, the landlord's ne- warrants, and such like gear, were so rife, and London, 1821.
phew, a hopeless vagabond, & swash- Tony could hardly 'scape them.” Tuis Romance, from the matchless pener, and a desperate Dick,' returns froin • Which, Tony Foster mean you ?” of the great uvknown, is published too serving with the Spaniards: and here said the inn-keeper. late in the week to allow us time for also a young gentleinan, of the name of ""Why, he they called Tony Fire-themuch critical remark, but such of our Tressilian, has taken up his residence. Faggot, because he brought a light to kinreaders as are acquainted with the his. The company of the inn get very merry; when the wind blew out Jack Thong's
dle the pile round Latimer and Ridley, tory of Kenilworth Castle *, and know aus Lambourne enquires of the guests torch, and no man else would give him any thing of the talents of the master the fate of many of his accomplices in light for love or money.” spirit of the North, will anticipate a guilt. The scene is well drawn, but
"" Tony Foster lives and thrives," said rich treat. No author, perhaps, ever
we only select a brief extract.. Gold- the bost. — But, kinsinan, I would not luxuriated so much in the power of de-thred, the cutting mercer,' sings a dare you call him Tony Fire-the-Faggot, scription, or threw such a charm of song:
if you would not brook'the stab.” classic grandeur over the monuments
o is There is savour in tliis, my hearts," "" How! is he grown ashamed on't?” of British antiquity as this author; ed his song, and some goodness seems boast of it, and say he liked as well to see
said Michael, when the mércer had finish. said Lambourne';. why, he was wont to while, in the portraying of the soal stir- teft among you yet-but what a beadroh a roasted beretic as a roasted ox: ring scenes of chivalry, or in delineat jou have read ine of old counrades: ang
Ay, but, kinsman, that was in Maing the character of the humble pea- io every man's name tacked sonce il Try's time," replied the fandlord, when sant, he is no less successful. The ro- omened motto! And so Swasbing Will of Tony's father was Reeve here to the Abmance of Kenilworth' resembles that Wallingford hath bid us good night?" bot of Abingdon. But since that, Tony of Ivanhoe' more closely than any other S," He died the death of a fat buck," married a pure precisian, and is as good a
Protestant, I warrant you, as the best.". production of the same author'; and said one of the party, " being shot with a although it has been allowed, that he cross-bow bolt, by old Thatcham, the ." And looks grave, and holds his head is more at home in Scotia’s land, yet duke's stout park-keeper at Donnington high, and scorns his old companions," there are few Englishmen who would Castle."
said the mercer. "" Ay, he
always loved venison well”, • ** Then he hath prospered, 'I warrant not wish to see the old days of merry replied Michael, * and a cup of claret to hiin,” said Labourne ; " for ever when England' recorderl by such a pen. boot-and so here's one to his meinory. a man hath got nobles of his own, he The outline of the melancholy tale Do me right, my masters.”
keeps out of the way of those whose exon which the romance of Kenilworth is "When the health of this departed wor- chequers lie in other men's purchase.” founded, is narrated at length in Ash- thy had been duly honoured, Lambourne Prospered, quotha!” said the merInole's Antiquities of Berkshire, and proceeded to inquire after Prance of Pad-cer, “why, you remember Cumnorit is alluded to in many other works worth.
Place, the old mansion-house beside the which treat of the bistory of Queen Eli
." Pranced off-made iminortal · ten church yard." years since," said the mercer;
marry, zabeth's celebrated favourite, Leicester. sir, Oxford Castle and Goodman Thong, orchard three times--what of that it
• «* By the saine token, I robbed the The fair heroine is the Countess of Lei- and a tenpenny-worth of cord, best know was the old. Aubot's residence when there Cester, whose tragic fate has been the how.”
was plague or sickness at Abingdon.” subject of an elegy, by Mickle, called What, so they lung poor Prance "Ay, said the host,“ but that has Cumpor Hall,
high and dry? so much for loving to walk been long over ; and Anthony Foster hath The novel commences with a scene by moonlight-a cup to his memory, my a right in it, and lives there by some grant at the Black Bear Inn, in the village of mastersmall, merry fellows like moon from a great courtier, who had the churchCamnor, three or four miles from Ox: light. What has become of Hal with the lands from the crown; and there he ford, kept by Giles Gosling, ' a man of plume?be who lived near Yattenden, dwells, and has as little to do with any
and wore the long feather--I forget his poor wight in Cumnor, as if he were bim• As an introductiou to this romance, if any
self a belted knight.”' one can read an introduction while a work by
«“What, Hal Hempseed?” replied « Nay,” said the mercer, “it is not the author of Waverley is before him, we re- the mercer, "why, you may remember faltogether pride in Tony neither-thete commend a small pamphlet, just published, en he was a sort of a gentleman, and would is a fair lady in the case, and Tony will titled "An Historical Account of Kenilworth meddle in state matters, and so he got in scarce let the light of day took on her." Castle, in the County of Warwick, with an En- to the mire about the Duke of Norfolk's graved Plan. By J. Nightingale.'
How,” said Tressilian, who no VOL. III. matter, these two or three years since, fled the first time interfered in their con " for
tion, “ did
this Foster was mar- « in all his princely array; and now, Varney is a strong headed artful knave, ried, and to a precisian.”
methinks, I long, to sit in one of his capable of any mischief to forward his " " Married he was, and to as bitter a princely halls, and see him enter dressed ambition ; he urges Leicester to seek the precisian as ever eat flesh in Lent; and a in sober russet, as when he won ponr Amy hand of inajesty itself, confident that, cat-and-dog life she led with Tony, as men Robsart's heart.” said. But she is dead, rest be with her, "" That is a wish easily granted,” said however high bis master climbs he must and Tony hath but a slip of a daughter; so the earl "the sober russet shall be donn- drag Richard Varney along with hiin. it is thought he means to wed this stranger, ed to-morrow if you will."
The Countess having been inforiped by that men keep such a coil about.”
" But shall í,” said the lady, “ go
Tressilian that her father was ill, eu““And why so?-I mean, why do they with you to one of your castles, to see how treats the Eurl that she might commonikeep a coil about her ?” said Tressilian. the richness of your dwelling will corres-cate the secret of her marriage to him; Why, I wot not,” answered the host, pond with your peasant habit.”
the Earl objects to her visiting her father, except that men say she is as beautiful « «Why, Amy,” said the earl, looking expressing some jealous fears of Tressias an angel, and no one knows whence around, are not these apartments deco.
lian, her former adınirer. The Earl she comes, and every one wishes to know rated with sufficient splendourmethinave takes his departure for Woodstock next why she is kept so closely mewed up.'
Foster is a man who had been one of it has been indifferently well obeyed—but morning, accompanied by Varney and Queen Mary's papists and afterwards if thou canst tell me auglit which remains Lambourne, whom he had engaged in one of Queen Elizabeth's protestants;
to be done, I will instantly give direc- his service.
tion.” he had lighted the faggots for burning
Tressilian, after his interview with the
""Nay, my lord, now you mock me,” | Countess, returned to the inn, but reLatimer, and, though formerly poor, was replied the countess ; " the gaiety of this fused all further acquaintance with now rich, and lived as master of the ma- rich lodging exceeds my imagination as nor house. Lambourne had made a wa- much as it does my desert. But shall not Lambourne. After he had retired to ger that he would go to Foster's house, your wife, my love at least one day soon
rest; his host, Giles Gosling, entered and get introduced to the fair guest. – be surrounded with the honour, which his room, and warned him against bis Tressilian agreed to accompany
arises neither from the toils of the mechanic nephew. Tressilian, in confidence, told and while. Poster and Michael had re- and jewels with which your generosity he had been secretly contracted, but
who decks her apartment, nor from the silks him the tale of the Countess, to whom tired to talk over old crimes and plan adorns her, but which is attached to her that she had been suddenly carried off new ones, Tressilian encountered the fair place among the matronage, as the avow- from the house of her father, Sir Hugh lady Amy Robsart, the heroine of the ed wife of England's noblest earl ?” novel, to whom he had been attached
"" One day?” said her husband, Robsart, and it was believed by Varney. and was now seeking. While he is advis- " Yes, Amy, my love, one day this shall! Tressilian is induced to quit the ion ing her to quit the place with him, they surely happen; and, believe me, thou during the night; in traversing aloog are interrupted by Lambourne and Fos- canst not wish for that day more fondly crooked lanes and bye-ways, as directed ter; Tressilian is ordered to quit the than I With what rapture could, I retire by his host, his horse loses a shoe, and, house, in doing which he encounters a
from labours of state, and cares and toils on inquiring for a smith, he meets with cavalier muffed in his riding cloak, who and honour on my own broad domains, day, whose person is thus described :
of ambition, to spend my life in dignity a pedagogue, Master Erasmus Holiproves to be Varney, an attendant or with thee, my lovely Amy, for my
friend the Earl of Leicester and an impor- and companion! But, Amy, this cannot
• A long, lean, shambling, stooping ti: tant agent in this drama. Tressilian yet be ; and these dear but'stolen inter- gure, was surmounted by a head thatched
with lank black hair soincwhat inclining and Varney fight, and the latter would views are all I can give to the loveliest to grey. His features had the cast of hahave received his death blow bad not and the best beloved of her sex.”
bitual' authority, which I suppose Diony
* " But why can it not be?” urged the sius carried with him from the throne to Lambourne come to his aid. Varney is the bearer of a present sion, why can it not immediately take
countess, in the softest tones of persua- the schoolmaster's pulpit, and bequeathed from his master and a letter to the place-this-wore perfect, this uninterrupt. A black buckram cassock was gathered at
as a legacy to all of the same profession. Queen of his affections', announcing ed union, for which you say you wish, his middle with a belt, at wirich hung, inthat he will visit her that evening and which the laws or God and man alike stead of knife or weapon, a goodly leaVarney had been so much the confidant command ?-Ah! did you but desire it thern pen-and-ink-case. His ferula was of Leicester in this love affair with Amy, half so much as you say, mighty and fa; stuck on the other side, like harlequin's that he had been accused of carrying youred as you are, who or what should wooden sword; and he carried in his her off, and was afterwards charged as
hand the tattered volume which he had her seducer. The rooms at Cumnor
The earl's brow was overcast.
been busily perusing.' had been splendidly fitted up for the
" " Amy,” he said, “ you speak of what you understand not. We that toil in
The account of himself, as related to residence of Amy, who was in fact mar- courts are like those who climb a moun- Tressilian, is one of those happy ried to England's proudest earl, Lei- tain of loose land-we dare make no halt sketr.hes in which our author' is so succester, although it was not publicly until some projecting rock afford us a se- cessful. Tressilian only wanted to known oravowed. The Earl arrived and cure stance and resting place-if we pause know where he could get his liorse vod, was received with raptures by his wife; sooner, we slide down by our own weight, but the inan of letters could not give the interview between them is delight- an object of universal derision. I stand that inforination without prelacing it fully drawn, particularly where, with high, but I stand not secure enough to with a full half hour of his own history, childish wonder and rustic simplicity, she mixes the most tender and conjugai my marriage, were to be the artificer of and that of a Doctor Dobnobre. We
my own suin. But, believą me, I will can only give the commencement of affection, and admires from head to foot reach a point, and that speedily, when ! Magister Holiday's narration: the noble form and princely attire of can do justice to thee and to myself. • He was born at Hogsnorton, where, her Lord :
Meantime, poison not the bliss of the pre- according to popular saying, the pigs play I wished to see my earl sisit this ob- sent moment, by desiring that which can upon the organ; a proverb which he iuter: scure and secret bower,” said the count. 'not at present be.'
preted allegorically, as having reference
to the herd of Epicurus, of which Horace smith; to him Tressilian was recom- «« The battle of Bosworth," said Masconfessed himself a partner. . His name mended. This Wayland Smith is an ter Mumblazen, “ stricken between Ri. of Erasmus, he derived partly from his fa- rincouth and mysterious personage,
chard Crook back and Henry Tudor, washerwoman, who held that great schother having been the son of a renowned who never wishes to see his customers, / grandsire of the Queen that now is, Primo lar in clean linen all the while he was at but exacts from them that they shall Henrici Septimi; and in the year 1485,
post Christum natum.' Oxford; a task of some difficulty, as he lay their groat on a stone, retire at some was only possessed of two shirts, " the distance, and never look at him, while
Wayland, by his skill in medicine, one,” as she expressed herself, “ to wash he does the necessary work. Tressilian administers a sedative draught to Sir the other.” The vestiges of one of these determined on having sone conversa- Hugh, which does him much good. It camiciæ, as Master Holiday boasted, were tio, with him at all hazards, and fol- is then determined, that Tressilian, bestill in his possession, having fortunately lows him into a subterraneous cell, ing invested with sufficient powers, been detained by his grandmother to co- where he learns his history. Smith had shall repair to Court to claim the lost ver the balance of her bill.
But he thought there was a still higher and over
been apprentice to a juggler, and told Amy. While he is preparing for his ruling cause for his having had the name of the fortune of Tressilian's favourite, departure, a messenger arrives from the Erasmus conferred upon him, namely, the of whom he brought a painful reinem Earl of Sussex, invites him to repair to secret presentiment of his mother's mind, brance. He was afterwards
him immediately at Say's Court, near on the
accompanithat, in the babe to be christened, was a stage, and performed at the Black Bull, Deptford ; and he sets off, hidden genius, which should one day lead the Globe, and the Fortune, before he ed by Wayland and the messenger. him to rival the fame of the great scholar became half partner, half domestic, to
We shall not, for the present, pursue of Amsterdain. The schoolmaster's sur the • physicianer.'. Cured of his al, the story farther, but extract a scene naine led him as far int:) dissertation as his cherny, he would fain have returned to between the artful Varney and the amChristian appellative. He was inclined to his former occupation of smith, but no bitious Leicester, which inay be said to think that he wore the name of Floliday one would bring a horse to be shod at lay the ground-work for the catasquasi lucus a non lucendo, because he gave such few holidays to his school ;
the devil's post.
His debtors would trophe : viz. the death of the unfortu“Hence,” said he," the schoolmaster is not pay bim, and he was afraid of his nate Amy, Countess of Leicester, by termed, classically, Ludi Magister, be creditors, which was the cause of his Varney and the wretch Foster. Queen cause he deprives boys of their play.” | living in concealment. Tressilian agrees Elizabeth had been to Say's Court, to And yet, on the other hand, he thought it to take Wayland along with him to reconcile the rival Earls Leicester and might bear a very different interpretation, Lidcote Hall, the seat of Sir Hugh Sussex :and refer to his own exquisite art in ar- Robsart. The yood knight has suffer- • When Leicester returned to his lodgranging pageants, morris-dances, May-ed much from the loss of his daughter, ing, after a day so important and so baraslights
, for which he assured Tressilian he particularly as he was unacquainted sing, in which, after riding out more than had positively the purest and the most in.. with her fåte. Tressilian approached one gale, and touching on more than one
shoal, his bark had finally gained the harventive brain in England; insomuch, that him :his cunning in framing such pleasures had
bour with banner displayed, he seemed made him known to many honourable per- the old knight; “no questions-none, riner after
"“ I will ask thee no questions," said to experience as much fatigue as a masons, both in country and court, and espe- Edmund—thou hast not found her, or so spoke not a
a perilous storm. . He cially to the noble Earl of Leicester found her, that she were better lost."
word while his cham-"And although he may now seem to
berlain exchanged his rich court-mantle
• Tressilian was unable to reply, other for å furred night-robe, and wben this forget me,” he said, " in the multitude of wise than by putting his hands before his officer signified that Master Varney state affairs, yet I am well assured, that face. had be some pretty pastime to array for
desired to speak with his lordship, he rea entertainment of the Queen's grace, horse not thou weep for her, Edmund.
"" It is enough-it is enough. But do plied only by a sullen nod. Varney, and man would be seeking the humble
I have however, entered, accepting this signal cottage of Erasmus Holiday.. Parvo con- thou hast cause to rejoice, that she did not drew.
cause to weep, for she was my daughter, as a permission, and the chamberlain withtentus, in the meanwhile, I hear my pu- become thy wife.-Great God! thou • The earl remained silent and almost pils parse and construe, worshipful sir, knowest best what is good for us. It was motionless in his chair, his head reclined and drive away my time with the aid of my nightly prayer that I should see Ainy on his hand, and his elbow resting upon the Muses. And I have at all times, when and Edmund wedded,-had it been the table which stood beside him, within correspondence with foreign scholars, granted, it has now been gall added out seeming to be conscious of the ensubscribed myself Erasmus ab Die Fausto, to bitterness,". and have enjoyed the distinction due to
trance or of the presence of his contidant. the learned under that title; witness the curate, addressing Sir Hugh, “ it cannot should speak, desirqus to know what was
«« Be comforted, my friend," said the Varney waited for some minutes until he erudite Diedrichus Buckerschockius, who be that the daughter of all our hopes and the finally predominant mood of a mind, dedicated to me. under that title, his trea- affections is the vile creature you would through which so many powerful emotions tise on the letter tau. In fine, sir, I have bespeak her.” been a happy and distinguished man."
had that day taken their course. But he Long, may it be so, sir,” said the tiently,' I were wrong to nanje broadig still silent, and the contidant saw himself
"" 0, no," replied Sir Hugh, impa- waited in vain, for Leicester continued traveller; -- but permit me to ask, in your the base thing she is become--there is under the necessity of being the first to
May I congratulate your lordboves
, what has all this to do with the it is honour enough for the daughter of ship,” he said, on the very deserved su *"Festina lente," said the man of learn- of a gay courtier,--of Varney too,-of your most formidable rival"
an old De’nshire clown to be the lemman periority you have this day attained over we will presently come to that Varney, whose grandsire was relieved by point.”
• Leicester raised his head, and answerThis Dr. Doboobie, a man of bad at the battle of the battle of where Ri- Varney, whose ready inventivir has inmy father, when his fortune was broken, ed sadly, but without anger,
" Thou, character, had a servant, Wayland, who, chard was slain--out on my memory,
volved me in a web of most mean and after the death of his master, turned and warrant none of you will help me. perilous falsehood, knowest best what
reason there is for gratulation on the sub- «« The better for you, my lord,” said key, which, lifting aside the tapestry, he ject.”
Varney, “ that is, in the case supposed, applied to a little concealed door in the ““ Do you blame me, my lord,” said if such be her disposition; since you corner of the apartment, and, opening it, Varney, “for not betraying, on the first think you cannot aspire to become her disclosed a stair constructed in the thichprish, ihe secret on which your fortunes husband. Her favourite you are, and ness of the wall. depended, and which you have so oft and may remain, if the lady at Cumnor Place "" Alasco," said the earl, with a voice so earnestly recommended to my safe remains in her present obscurity.” raised, yet no higher raised than to be keeping? Your lordship was present in • • Poor Amy!” said Leicester, with a heard by the inhabitant of the small turperson, and might have contradicted me deep sigh; "she desired so earnestly to be ret to which the stair conducted—“ Alasand ruined yourself by an avowal of the acknowleged in presence of God and man!” co, I say, descend.” truth; but surely it was no part of a faith- ""Ay, but my lord,” said Varney, “ is "“I come, my lord,” answered a voice ful servant to have done so without your her desire reasonable ?-that is the ques- from above. The foot of an aged man commands."
tion. Her religious scruples are solved was heard, slowly descending the narrow “! cannot deny it, Varney,” said the she is an honoured and beloved wife-stair, and Alasco entered the earl's apartearl, rising and walking across the room : enjoying the society of her husband at ment. The astrologer was a little man“iny own ambition has been traitor to my such times as his weightier duties permit and seemed much advanced in age, fo, love."
him to afford her his company. What his beard was long and white, and reachr Say rather, my lord, that your love would she more? I am right sure that a ed over his black doublet down to his silkhas been traitor to your greatness, and lady so gentle and so loving would con- en girdle. His hair was of the same vebarred you from such a prospect of ho- sent to live her life through in a certain nerable hue. But his eye-brows were as nour and power as the world cannot offer obscurity, which is, after all, not dimmer dark as the keen and piercing black eyes to any other. To make my honoured lady: than when she was at Lidcote Hall,-ra- which they shaded, and this peculiarity a countess, you have inissed the chance of ther than diminish the least jot of her gave a wild and singular cast to the plıysibeing yourself”.
lord's honours and greatness by a prema ognomy of the old man. His cheek was 'He paused, and seemed unwilling to ture attempt to share them.”.
still fresh and ruddy, and the eyes we complete the sentence.
<“ There is something in what thou have mentioned resembled those of a rat,, " Of being myself what ?” demanded say’st,” said Leicester ; “ and her appear in acuteness, and even fierceness of exLeicester; " speak out thy meaning, Var- ance 'here were fatal, yet she must be pression. His manner was not without a ney."
seen at Kenilworth, Elizabeth will not for- sort of dignity; and the interpreter of the Of being yourself a King, my lord,” get that she has so appointed."
stars, though respectful, seemed altogereplied Varney ; " and King of England "" Let me sleep on that hard point,” ther at his case, and even assumed a tone to boot!- It is no treason to our Queen to said Varney; “I cannot else perfect the of instruction and command, in conversing say so.
It would have chanced by her ob- device I have on the stithy, which I trust with the prime favourite of Elizabeth. taining that which all true subjects wish will satisfy the Queen and please my ho- «« Your prognostications have failed, her--a lusty, noble, and gallant husband.” noured lady, yet leave this fatal secret Alasco," said the earl, when they had ex
“ Thou ravest, Varney,” answered where it is now buried.-Has your lord. changed salutations—"He is recovering.” Leicester. “ Besides, our times have ship further commands for the night?" • My son,” replied the astrologer, seen enough to make men loath the "I would be alone,” said Leicester. “ let me remind you, I warrranted not crown matrimonial which men take from “Leave me, and place my steel casket on his death-nor is there any prognosticatheir wives' lap. There was Darnley in the table.- Be within summons." tiorr that can be derived from the heavenScotland.”
• Varney retired; and the earl, opening ly bodies, their aspects, and thei-conjunc. “ He!" said Varney; "a gull, a the window of his apartment, looked out tions, which is not liable to be controlled fool, a thrice sodden ass, who suffered long and anxiously upon the brilliant host by the will of Heaven. Astruegunt lohimself to be fired off in the air like a of stars which glimmered in the brilliance mines, sed regit astra Deus.” rocket on a rejoicing day. Had Mary of a summer firmament. The words • " Of what avail, then, is your mystehad the hap to have wedded the noble burst from him as at unawares—“I had ry?" replied the earl. earl, once destined to share her throne, never more need that the heavenly bodies • “Of much, my son," replied the old she had experienced a husband of ditter- should befriend me, for my earthly path man,“ since it can shew the natural and ent metal; and her husband had found in is darkened and confused.”
probable course of events, although that her a wife as coinplying and loving as the
"It is well known that the age reposed course move; in subordination to an highmate of the ineanest squire, who follows a deep confidence in the vain predictions er power. Thus, in reviewing the horothe hounds ahorseback, and holds her hus- of judicial astrology, and 'Leicester, scope which your lordship subjected to band's bridle as he mounts.”
though exempt from the general control my skill, you will observe that Saturn, ““. It might have been as thou say’st, of superstition, was not in this respect being in the sixth house in opposition to Varney,” said Leicester, a brief smile of superior to his time; but, on the contra. Mars, retrograde in the house of life, canself-satisfaction passing over his anxious ry, was remarkable for the encourage- not but denote long and dangerous sicka countenance. Henry Darnley knew ment which he gave to the professors of ness, the issue whereof is in the will of little of women—with Mary, a man who this pretended science. Indeed, the wish Heaven, though death may, probably, be knew her sex, might have had some to pry into futurity, so general among the inferred-Yet if I knew the name of the chance of holding his own. But not human race of every description, is pe- party, I would erect another scheme.” with Elizabeth, Varney--for I think, God, culiarly to be found amongst those who ".. His name is a secret,” said the earl; when he gave her the heart of a woman, trade in state mysteries, and the danger- " yet, I must own, thy prognostication gave her the head of a man to control its ous intrigues and cabals of courts. With hath not been unfaithful.' He has been follies. -No, I know her. She will ac- heedful precaution to see that it had sick, and dangerously so, not however to cept love-tokens, ay, and requite them not been opened, or its locks tampered death. But hast thou again cast my howith the like-put sugared sonnets in her with, Leicester applied a key to the steel roscope as Varney directed thee, and art bosom-ay, and answer them too-push casket, and drew from it, first, a parcel of thou prepared to say what the stars tell of gallantry to.the very verge where it be- gold pieces, which he put into a silk my present fortune?” Comez exchange of affection; but she purse: then a parchment, inscribed with 5. My heart stands at your command," writes nil ultra to all which is to follow, planetary signs, and the lines and calcula- said the old man : “and here, my son, and would not barter one iota of her own tions used in framing horoscopes, on is the map of thy fortunes, brilliant in asi stipieme power for all the alphabet of which he gazed intently for a few mo-pect as ever beamed from those blessed both Cupid and Hymen."
ments ; and, lastly, took forth a large 1 sigas whereby our life is influenced, yet