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on the page of our country's history, have illustrated by | with a variety of images, the most touching, awful, tertheir eloquence and statesmanship, the national legislature rible and sublime. and federal government, and carried their pervasive in Well might Æneas in view, not “of these brilliant fluer.ce into the councils of every state in our wide- results,” but of the direful calamities that had overspread confederacy. So that we may well say of our whelmed his country, exclaim, in the agony of his heart, alma mater, in view of these brilliant results, in the language of one of the Trojan wanderers:

Quæ regio in terris nostri non plena laboris !"* Quis jam locus,

Having finished our criticism of this address as a Quæ regio in terris, nostri non plena laboris ?" literary production, we come now to consider it in a

much more important point of view, as presenting the Some of the defects of this passage are indicated by opinions of a gentleman of acknowledged abilities and the words in italics, and will be sufficiently obvious to experience on the interesting subject of collegiate eduthe eye of the critical reader. But our present business cation in Virginia. is with the quotation. How entirely have the spirit and In regard to the correctness of the general views of meaning of the author been misconceived! These beau- President Dew on this subject, there can be no room for tiful lines constitute a part of one of those tender and diversity of opinion. All must concur as to the impathetic passages that so frequently occur in the Æneid, portance of an enlarged and liberal course of study in and for which Virgil, above all writers of epic poetry, every department of literature and science. The value is distinguished. Æneas, who uttered them, was in no of the classics, of mathematics, of physics, of moral situation for the display of feelings of triumph or exul. and political philosophy, of civil engineering as a practation. Having witnessed the destruction of Troy, and tical pursuit, and of the law as an enlightened and libethe melancholy fate of the greater part of his country ral profession, must be universally acknowledged. It men, he had fled from the fury of the Greeks, with a is only when he descends from the chair of the Presiparty of wretched companions, trusting to the winds dent, and assumes that of the Professor, that the views and waves to bear them to a peaceful settlement in of our author become liable to objection. Here he exsome other region of the earth. After long wandering, patiates with the ardor of an enthusiast on the preand a series of adventures the most calamitous, he sails eminent importance, dignity and difficulty of his own from Sicily, where he had buried his father Anchises, favorite studies; and substituting declamation for aromnis curæ casusque levamen, to seek the coasts of Italy. gument, his reasoning becomes necessarily unsatisfactory On his voyage he encounters the anger of the Gods, is and his conclusions erroneous. He urges the students overtaken by a furious tempest, and his fleet tossed for by all those exciting motives of pride, patriotism and a long time on the waves, is finally dispersed, and he ambition, that are so easily kindled in the youthful and his companions driven by the storm on the shores breast, to press on in the acquisition of political knowof Africa. Æneas and his faithful friend Achates pro- ledge with the view to future usefulness and distinction. ceed to Carthage, where, entering the temple of Juno, He tells them that the great mass of high intellect in they perceive some pictures representing the most af- every country must be employed in morals and politics; fecting scenes of the siege of Troy. In this situation, that “politics here is the business of every man, howan exile and a wanderer, subdued with grief, and about ever humble his condition may be. We have it in comto appeal to the compassion of Queen Dido for succor, mission to instruct the world in the science and the art Æneas, looking on the pietures, and overwhelmed with of government”-and appeals to them to know if they the recollection of the misfortunes of his country, are willing “to add themselves to the great mass of

unaspiring and illiterate citizens, who have been in all “ Constitit, et lacrymans : Quis jam locus inquit, Achale, ages and in all countries the blind instruments with Quæ regio in terris, nostri non plena laboris ?"

which despotism has achieved its results.” Let us not

be misunderstood. We do not mean to underrate the The mind of Æneas whilst he contemplated these importance of the study of moral and political philosopictures, and uttered in the fulness of his heart this pa- phy. So far are we from entertaining such a purpose, thetic speech, may well be supposed to have been filled that no person can, in our estimation, aspire to the cha: with a number of the most melancholy and touching racter of an educated gentleman who is not well informed associations. The hostile chiefs in battle array; the fierce conflict; the rout of the Trojans; the pursuit of on these subjects. Nor do we deny the propriety of

making the study of them form a part, and an important the Greeks; the wounded and the slain ; the dead body part too, of collegiate education. The study of morals, of the proud Hector drawn around the walls of Troy; indeed, should commence at a period of life much earlier the crowds of Trojan women stupified with horror, fly-than that at which youths are prepared to enter on ing to the temple, with hair disheveled and beating their collegiate course; the best school of practical their breasts, imploring the compassion of the unkind Goddess; Polites wounded, flying from his pursuer, and falling and pouring out his blood in the presence of

* Laboris in this passage is properly rendered calamity or mis. his parents; the aged Priam, attended by his affection- fortune. The word labor is frequently used in this secse by clas.

sical authors. We recollect having seen in the newspapers, ate Hecuba and her daughters, dragged trembling from some years ago, a most successful exposure of a similar error to the altar, and falling in the blood of that son whose that we have been criticising, by our gifted Wirt, who was alike death he had vainly attempted to avenge; the sacking distinguished as an elegant scholar, a profound jurist, and an of the city; the lurid glare of the midnight conflagra- eloquent orator. It was in reply to a speech of the late Thomas tion ;-all these, with many other scenes of thrilling States. He corrected the error into which Mr. Emmet had fallen,

Addis Emmet of New York, in the Supreme Court of the United horror, rushed upon his mind, and filled his imagination and recorted the quotation upon him with the most happy effect.

morality being found at the knee of a pious mother, | at large in the vast regions of speculation, find it diffi. who draws her lessons from those simple yet sublime cult to bring down their minds from their losiy contemtruths, which are suited to the taste and capacity of plations, to the consideration of the concerns of ordinary both children and philosophers. But however impor-lifc. Hence men of speculation are rarely men of actant correct information on these subjects may be deem- tion. And to this circumstance, we think, is mainly to ed, no sufficient reason can be perceived for giving be attributed that want of practical usefulness, so frethem such a pre-eminence over other studies in a course quently remarked among the educated gentlemen of of collegiate instruction. It should never be forgotten Virginia. We have good writers, profound lawyers, that education constitutes the business of life; and he and eloquent debaters ; but what evidence of practical who, at the close of his collegiate career, deems it com- talent have we exhibited in our public works, in the plete, in any one department of learning, can never be arts, or in agriculture ? Burke's character of Lord Grenmore than a literary sciolist. He may trade success. ville, so frequently quoted by professors of moral and fully for a time on his small capital of ready change, political philosophy, has doubtless had considerable but will soon find himself bankrupt in knowledge, and influence in forming the habits of thought of many of unable to meet the smallest draft that may be made our aspirants for political distinction. Properly consiupon him. The great object of collegiate education, is red, this admirable portrait could have been producto excite in the youthful mind a taste for learning, and tive of no injurious effects. But, unfortunately, one to point out the readiest paths by which her temples side only of the picture is too generally contemplated. may be reached. All that can be expected of the most Whilst the mere man of detail is looked upon with perfect system, is to lay before the mind of the pupil contempt, it is forgotten that there is another character, a general map of the great world of science, on which precisely his opposite, not so useful, and infinitely more may be delineated the boundaries of the various pro- dangerous; and that there is a class of politicians who, vinces, the terra incognita, the chief cities of the different as Burke said of Lord Chatham on a certain occasion, empires, and the beautiful streams that irrigate and "for wise men, are too much governed by general maxfertilize the whole. To fill up this outline should con- ims.” This fondness for generalization, when indulged stitute the business of after life. Could we commend to excess, becomes almost a passion; and we have the course of a teacher of geography, who in preparing known some gentlemen who, from long practice in such a map of the world for the use of his scholars, should, pursuits, could construct out of a single fact a magnifiafter faintly delineating the general outlines of the cent theorem. A general principle, to be worth any whole, select one favorite country on which to employ thing, should be established by a long and laborious all the arts of the painter and the varied tints of the process of induction. But, unfortunately, those who rainbow, to give to it distinctness and coloring-pre- are most conversant in the use of general principles, senting a landscape, rich in all those objects distin- have rarely a sufficient degree of patience, in the study guished for natural beauty or artificial elegance-silver of details, to enable them to distinguish, arrange, and lakes, lofty mountains, green valleys, beautiful rivers classify the numerous particulars necessary to the eswhitened with the sails of commerce, thriving villages tablishment of a general truth. Hence it is that so and splendid cities, with their noble castles, magnificent many of the most beautiful theories in politics are found palaces, and lofty spires pointing to the clouds? The to be fallacious. It is not that theories are necessarily gorgeous splendor of such a picture, would captivate false, but that the facts on which they are supposed to the youthful imagination, and cause the pupil to turn be founded, have not been accurately observed. Whilst with indifference or disgust from the contemplation of it is true that the study of general principles is absoother portions of the world as barren wastes, offering lutely necessary to produce a proper enlargement of the nothing to repay the labor of inquiry or research. It is mind, it is no less certain that a knowledge of details, no less unwise in those who preside over our institutions and a habit of attention to particulars, are equally im. of learning, to hold up to the minds of the students the portant in forming that practical fitness for the conduct pre-eminent advantages of any one department of sci- of human affairs, which is so essential to success in ence or philosophy.

every department of life. There is much truth and We are well aware that these opinions of President sound philosophy in the remark of Dugald Stewart : Dew are not peculiar to himself, but have been maintained “When theoretical knowledge and practical skill are by metaphysicians of no little celebrity. One at least happily combined in the same person, the intellectual of his predecessors, as we have reason to know, had power of man appears in its full perfection, and fits him his hobbies. Metaphysics and political economy were equally to conduct with a masterly hand the details of the constant themes of his discourse, and the ardor of ordinary business, and to contend successfully with the his devotion being communicated to his pupils, they untried difficulties of new and hazardous situations.” became inspired with so strong a passion for these stu- In fact, no mind can be said to be truly great, that is dies, as to render them almost insensible to the attrac- not constituted like that admirably contrived organ of tions of mathematics, and of those physical sciences, the largest and most sagacious of living animals, which the study of which cannot be so successfully prosecuted can at once embrace the minutest and the greatest in after life, in consequence of the want of those helps objects. which professors, cabinets and laboratories only can It cannot be denied that Virginia has produced many afford.

shining characters. Her sons have been among the The study of general principles, so earnestly insisted wisest in the council, and the bravest in the field. But on by President Dew, is so captivating to the mind, how often have the talents of her youth been misdi. that it too frequently begets a contempt for matters of rected, and their energies wasted! Who that has obdetail. Those who have been in the habit of roaming served the current of events, has not marked the pro

gress, and too common fate of genius in Virginia ? | educated country gentlemen, well instructed, not only Many of our young men emerge from the seminaries of in moral and political philosophy, but in polite literature, learning, and like meteors in a November night, flash and especially in those physical sciences so intimately across the horizon, dazzling us for a moment with a connected with agriculture, that most ancient, honorable brilliant splendor, and then are extinguished forever. and independent of all pursuits. Such persons would Others, like the eccentric comet, appearing more rarely, be qualified at once to discharge well the duties of citiand endowed with more power to destroy than to build zens and of statesmen; and" like one of the most celeup, have attracted for a little longer period the gaze and brated of the ancient Romans, could step from their admiration of the multitude. But although all have ploughs to the most important offices of the state, withbeen wrapped in admiration at the splendor of their out elevating their own dignity, or degrading the high exhibitions, yet when their destined course is run, no stations to which they might be called. deep-felt sorrow pervades the land; and none having If we were disposed to detract from the dignity of anticipated from them any beneficient results, all are the study of moral and political philosophy, we might content if, in their departure, they shed not a blighting join issue with President Dew on the proposition which and a withering influence. But how few have there he has so broadly stated, that “the great mass of high been who, like the glorious orb of day, rising refulgent intellect, in all ages and countries, has been employed above the horizon, have gone on increasing in light and in morals and politics ;” and we might appeal to the power, dispensing comfort and joy and gladness through history of the world, and the testimony of many of the the land, until they have attained the fulness of meridian wisest of mankind, to disprove the doctrine that seems glory, and then descending from their high elevation to be a corollary from this proposition, that the highest with the true dignity of that resplendent luminary, intellect is necessary to political success. The truth of' shedding even in their setting a mellow light, have sunk the remark of the celebrated Chancellor Oxenstein, to rest amidst the benedictions of grateful thousands. who, with great abilities, had the opportunity of extenOne such statesman, at least, may Virginia boast; sive observation and experience in one of the most disclarum et venerabile nomen. The pride of the schoolmen tinguished courts of his age, has been so universally may well be rebuked, when they reflect how little of acknowledged, that the remark has become almost prohis pre-eminent wisdom, and almost godlike virtues, verbial: “Go,” said he to his son, who expressed diffithis most illustrious of men owed to the vaunted lessons dence of his capacity for office, “Go, and see for yourof their philosophy.

self, quam parva sapientia regitur mundus.” The phiAmong the greatest evils that has ever afflicted this losophic historian of the “Age of Louis XIV,” has commonwealth, is the morbid desire of her sons for added the weight of his opinion to that of this distinpolitical distinction. It has been the bane of the repub-guished statesman. He thus expresses himself: "In lic, destroying every thing like useful enterprize in Vir- reading Mazarin's letters, and Cardinal de Retz's meginia, and banishing from their homes thousands of our moirs, we may easily perceive de Retz to have been the citizens, to find preferment among the people of other superior genius; nevertheless, the former attained the states, or from the patronage of the federal government. summit of power, and the latter was banished. In a No sooner do our young men leave their seminaries of word, it is a certain truth, that to be a powerful minislearning, than, deeming themselves politicians and ter, little more is required than a middling understandstatesmen, ready made according to the philosophy of ing, good sense and fortune; but to be a good minister, the best schools, they rush with ardor into the political the prevailing passion of the soul must be a love for the arena. Disappointed in their ambitious aspirations, public good; and he is the greatest statesman, who with their taste depraved, and having lost all capacity leaves behind him the most noble monuments of public for useful employment, they become reckless and aban-utility." But it is needless to multiply proofs upon this doned; or falling in with a dominant party, they sacri- subject. In this country we have so many living witfice all independence of character, and stoop to the low- nesses, that men of very moderate abilities, and of still est arts of the demagogue, hoping to creep to that emi- more slender acquirements, may rise to the highest ofnence to which they had vainly attempted to soar. Nor fices in the state, that to doubt it, would imply a degree is this passion for political life confined to the educated of skepticism, sufficient to resist the strongest evidence, portion of our people. Truly has President Dew said, or the most conclusive demonstration.*

our whole state is a great political nursery.It We had designed to enter at large into a vindication swarms with politicians of every age, and hue, and size. of the claims of the physical sciences; and to endeavor, But, unfortunately, for one statesman we have a hundred by examining them in connexion with the useful arts, demagogues. Next to a standing army in time of peace, with agriculture, and with the various interesting phea class of professed politicians, set apart expressly for nomena constituting the natural history of the world, the business of public life, is most dangerous to the liber- to show that they are not inferior, in interest, utility or ties of a free state. Such men must necessarily be the dignity, to moral or political philosophy. But the subSwiss of party. Considering politics as their vocation, ject is too comprehensive for a single essay. We may, they must needs seek for employment. If they fail to find it in the independent discharge of their duty as

* The author above quoted (Voltaire,) has also made the fol. representatives of the people, they must seek it in mean lowing very true and philosophical remarks: “There never was compliances with the imperious mandates of party an age which had not some famous statesmen and soldiers: Polileaders, or in a course of degrading servility and syco-tics and arms seem, unhappily, to be the two professions most phancy to the dispensers of federal patronage. Let using. The most fortunate is accounted the greatest ; and the

natural to man; who must always be either negotiating or fightdo nothing to increase this numerous swarm of hungry public frequently attributes to merit

, what is only the effect of an politicians. What we need in Virginia, is a class of happy success."

N.

G. H.

possibly, on some future occasion, recur to it, and pre- of time; and we may, accordingly, take them in the sent our views on this branch of the subject to the order of their merit. readers of the “Messenger.” In the meantime we take One of the latest and best of these productions, is the leave of President Dew, with the expression of our sin story whose title forms the subject of the present articere respect for his talents and character, and our anx-cle. The period of history at which the scene is laid, ious wishes for the continued prosperity and usefulness is one fruitful in remarkable events, and favorable for of the venerable institution over which he has been the exhibition of conflicting passions and characters. called to preside.

The Peninsula, without a legitimate sovereign, had been for years a prey to faction, and agitated by the strife of the rival parties, the Guelphs and the Ghibellines. Matteo Visconti, duke of Milan, had been long at the

head of the Ghibelline party; and Pope John XXII, LEILA.

unable to compel him to resign his power, at the instance When first you look upon her face,

of Robert, king of Sicily, had excommunicated him, and You little note beside

laid Milan under an interdict. Matteo died; succeeded The timidness, that still betrays

by Galeazzo, the elder brother of Marco, who figures The beauties it would hide :

as the hero of the tale. Louis of Bavaria, having sent But one by one they look out from

assistance to the Visconti while under pontifical disHer blushes and her eyes,

pleasure, was excommunicated and deposed by his holiAnd still the last the loveliest,

ness; but having descended into Italy and caused himLike stars from twilight skies.

self to be crowned at Rome, he in his turn instituted a

process against Pope John, pronounced sentence of deAnd thoughts go sporting through her mind, position against him, and appointed as his successor Like children among flowers ;

Pierre de Corvario, who took the name of Nicholas V. And deeds of gentle goodness are

John resided at Avignon, and was acknowledged by the The measure of her hours:

Guelphs. In soul or face she bears no trace

It is at this period that the story commences. While Of one from Eden driven;

Milan declared for the anti-pope, who had removed the But like the rainbow, seems, though born interdict from the city and territory, the remote parts of Of earth, a part of heaven.

the country, less prompt in shifting their allegiance, re

tained their faith to the legitimate pontiff, and refused Washington City.

to open their churches to the ministers of the new spiritual sovereign. Among the adherents to the old cause, were the inhabitants of Limonta, a small district on the lake of Como, and a feudal territory of the monastery

of St. Ambrose of Milan, the Abbot of which had, MARCO VISCONTI:

among his other titles, that of Count of Limonta. One

of the Visconti, who had been appointed Abbot of St. A TALE OF THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY. Ambrose in place of the true inheritor Astolfo da Lam

pugnano, had sent to Limonta, as his factor, one PelaBY MRS, E. F. ELLET.

grua, who pretended to have discovered from some old It is but recently that the historical novel has been deeds that the Limontese were not vassals, but serfs of naturalized, if we may so express it, in Italy. Why it the monastery. The cause is judged at Bellano; and has been so long wanting among a people whose history as it may be supposed that the inhabitants decline subis so rich in incident and materials for the exhibition of mitting to a claim which would deprive them of their character, we cannot pretend to explain. The splendid liberty, in the absence of sufficient evidence on either romances of Scott, which became speedily known on side, it is agreed that the question shall be decided “by the continent, were chiefly instrumental in awakening judgment of God,” in the trial by combat. the public taste for that kind of fiction ; and Manzoni The first scene opens in the house of the Count Olwas not long in demonstrating to his countrymen, that drado di Balzo, who resides in the neighborhood with there was no lack of ability among them to follow in his wife and daughter. His falconer announces the arthe steps of “the Ariosto of the North.” Since Man- rival of a waterman (barcajuolo,) and his son from Belzoni, in the excess of religious zeal, has retired from the lano, who inform him of the sentence, and the approachfield of fiction, the arena has been open to other candi- ing combat. The champion of the monastery is already dates for the prize of literary distinction; and not a few chosen; and their conjectures, who will fight for the have been the names entered upon the list.

cause of the people, are answered by the falconer, who The novels which have so rapidly succeeded each exclaims, “Would that my son Lupo were here!” other within the last few years in Italy, are almost un-Michel

, the waterman, in great dread lest his own son known to American readers. Very few, if any of them, Arrigozzo should offer himself, proposes to depart in have been translated even in England; and we trust, search of Lupo, whom he had seen at Como in the sertherefore, that the task of exploring so rich a held, will vice of Ottorino Visconti. On the following Sunday a prove as grateful to our readers as ourselves. We pro- great commotion is excited about the church, where the pose to examine some of those most worthy our atten- adherents of the anti-pope are assembled to say mass, Lion. The difference in the dates of their appearance The dwelling of Pelagrua is next attacked by the irriis too slight to render it necessary to observe the order | tated multitude; he escapes from imminent danger, and

is compelled to fly, while his wife obtains shelter in the terrible bereavement is most touchingly and naturally castle of the Count di Balzo. The whole of tliis chap- described, and the subsequent scene in his hut is one of ter presents a most spirited and graphic picture. The the most admirable portions of the book. At present peasantry are diverted from thoughts of slaughter by he is alone in his sorrow. the arrival of Michel and his son with Lupo, who is " All stood round looking at him with a terrified air; unaninously chosen champion of the Limontese. The none dared to offer him a word of consolation. But the day of trial comes: Ottorino Visconti, having promised pricst, having left him some time to his grief, approached to be present in honor of his squire, arrives to witness him, and instead of addressing the bereaved father himthe combat. As this youth plays so conspicuous a part self, laid his hand on the son's head as it rested on in the ensuing history, it may not be amiss here to add Michel's knees, and said with emotion : a description of his first appearance.

“My poor Arrigozzo! thou hast ever been a good “Our young cavalier was elegantly habited in crim- son, fearing God and loving thy parents! son velvet, with a short blue mantle embroidered with “It is true! it is true! cried the father, quite softsilver, and lined with sables; a heavy chain of goldened by the praise bestowed on the dead; I did not twice encircled bis neck, falling to his breast; and un- deserve so good a son.' der a cap, handsomely formed, of the same color with “ 'In these times when faith is beset with temptations,' the mantle, escaped thick curls of black hair, waving pursued the priest, 'who knows, my poor Michel, that down his neck; while a white plume that drooped on it is not in mercy the Lord has called him, while he is his left shoulder contrasted finely with his raven locks. yet in innocence ? Go, resign the gift to him who beAdd to these, eyes sparkling with youthful fire, cheeks slowed it, and who resumed it, for ends that we cannot slightly browned by the sun in the active duties of the know, but which are most surely those of righteousness soldier, a tall and symmetrical person, displaying grace, and love for his elect.' but decision and boldness, in every action and move “Oh! but what shall I do in the world without him?' ment, and in repose.”

cried the waterman; 'what shall I answer to my poor The Count di Balzo and his daughter also attend the Martha, returning home, when she asks me what I have trial; Ottorino recognizes and embraces an old friend in done with our boy?' the father, and is presented by him to our heorine. “The Lord will not forsake you,' insisted the good Bice (the name is a contraction for Beatrice,) is saluted priest, sorrowfully. 'He who has assigned you the afwith loud praises on her entrance by the minstrel Tre-fiction, will give you strength to bear it.' macoldo, a favorite with the peasantry, who improvises "Our party are by no means resigned to the prospect a song in honor of her charms, and is rewarded by the of spending the night on the rock; and however pleasgallant Ottorino with the chain of gold aforementioned. ing to the young Ottorino it may be to be near Bice in The trumpet gives signal for the combat to commence; so romantic a situation, it becomes necessary to devise the champions are sworn according to custom, when a some means for gaining assistance. The indefatigable difficulty arises from the circumstance that the weapons Lupo volunteers his aid; and climbs a precipice at his have not been blessed. This obstacle promises to oc- own imminent hazard. casion no little delay, as no regular priest can be found “Those who from the rock followed him with their in time of interdict to incur the displeasure of the head eyes, trembling with fear at every uncertain movement, of the church by pronouncing the benediction. Lupo, saw him by the fitful light already half way up, holdaware of the necessity of this ceremony, had previously ing by the steep masses which still echoed the rolling secured a blessing in secret for his arms; and this is the thunder, and hanging over the waves that murmured only advantage he takes over his adversary. The peo- beneath him; yet still above his head they beheld other ple, however, are too much in dread of magic to dis- peaks, more threatening, more desperate than the first

. pense

with a form then deemed of importance to pre “Lupo had found by chance a small cavity where he vent the use of spells or incantations to obtain success, was able to rest himself and take breath; thence he and in extremity call upon Tremacoldo, who, having looked downward to measure the distance he had acbeen a priest before he assumed his present vocation, is complished, but instantly withdrew his eyes, dazzled fairly entitled to perform the office. The scene of buf- and bewildered by the height; then after a few mofoonery which ensues is highly characteristic of those ments he made the sign of the cross, and returned to times. The benediction at length pronounced, and the his labor. From time to time as he approached the arms sprinkled, instead of holy water, with wine from summit, his figure diminished in size; now scarcely the caulina of the archbishop, the champions betake distinguished from the rocks, it seemed now some bush themselves to their posts, armed with shields and clubs, shaken by the wind, or a falcon fluttering his wings, in which, as they were not of noble blood, were the only search of prey among the cliffs.” weapons allowed them.

After an obstinate fight, Lupo vanquishes his oppo “The young cavalier, without another word, seated nent, and drags him from the field. He is received and himself on the rock near Bice. All eyes were turned borne off with acclamations by the people whose liberty upward towards the mountain of Tremezzo, behind he has preserved; but escapes from their gratitude to which the sun had descended. Gigantic clouds, driven join his patron and the count. The noble party return- by the wind, were seen to unfold and roll in a hundred ing homeward by the lake, are overtaken by a violent fantastic forms, tinged with a fiery red. The light storm and wrecked among the rocks; with difficulty grew less by degrees over all visible objects, which, the they reach a place of security, all safe except Arrigozzo, most distant at first, and gradually the nearer, became the son of the waterman, whose body is afterwards every moment paler and more indistinct; when the outdrawn from the water. The grief of Michel for this lines could no longer be discerned, they seemed to take

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