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to the troops drawn out against him, on his than his own parole, a hundred thousand another house, which was only separated by
sified and entertaining account of that conduct:-his character is out of all ordinary time deluded by the promises of the late capital, witli regard to its external ap- keeping, and to him the doctrine of proba- Emperor of Eiba, would be to prove pearance, its amusements, and the man
bilities could never, in any instance, be ap-Jourselves at once imbecile, dastardly and ners of its inhabitants; besides some plied." p. 188.
degraded. sketches of the principal personages who with Lady Morgan's own observations two other points, from her ladyship, we
We have less reason to be satisfied
Differing as we do in this and one or figure there. The outline of that extraordinary being respecting the Ex-Emperor.
cannot conclude without offering her our Talleyrand, is drawn with great power tion was not sent to the Chamber within one
Napoleon had learnt, that if his abdica- hearty congratulations on a work, which and effect.
reflects the highest credit on her talents, hour, he, La Fayette, had resolved to move I had frequently seen this celebrated per- for his expulsion. Yet Buonaparte received and must prove a valuable acquisition to sonage, and future historical character, at this firm opposer of all his views with gra.
the public. Court, upon other public occasions, in the ciousness and serenity : and it was this rebustle of processions, at the nuptial pomp
of solute and determined foe to his power, who, Extract from the Journal of the Circumnadi. royalty, under the holy doom of Notre-Damne, after this interview, demanded that the li
gator OTTO Von KOTZEBUE, sent to his. at the deepest Tragedy, at the liveliest berty and life of Napoleon should be put
Father. Communicated by the latter.Tule Comedy, amidst the solemnity of the Royal under the protection of the French people.
cagnano, on the Coast of Chili, 3d of March, Chapel, and the revelry of the feasting But Napoleon, always greater in adversity Court—but I saw him always the same; than in prosperity, chose to trust to the of the ladies of the town of Conception was
This was the day on which the curiosity cold, motionless; not abstracted, but un. generosity of the English nation, and to tint varying the colourless hue of his livid deemed a great and a free people. This the ladies who did not like to ride so long occupied not absent, but unmoved: no seek safety and protection amidst what he to be satisfied. Yesterday and this morning complexion, no expression marking its cha- voluntary trust, so confidingly. placed, so facter con bis , passive countenance . ---His sacredly reposed, was a splendid" event in a way on horseback, came in an odd kind of
carriage; four-cornered boxes quite like our despoiled of its organic arrangements, or, bright reflection on the records of her vir dog-kennels
, which rested upon immensely if the heart beat, or the brain vibrated, no tues! It illuminated a page in her chroni- large wheels
made of boards, drawn, instead of the one, or guess at the workings of the have dwelt with transport. "It placed her help laughing when I saw a whole row of other.- From the mind of this man, the pre-eminent among cotemporary nations !
these smart equipages arrive filled with world seemed contemptuously shut out- Her powerful enemy, against whom she had ladies; but the surprise is very pleasant; indicated character or opinion, one would lized world, chose his place of refuge in the cages well-educated and handsome young have thought, at the first glance, this is surely hour of adversity, in her
bosom, because he ladies, who are not at all inferior to the the being who has said: “ speech was given knew her brave, and believed her magna- taste of their dress, or in the politeness of to man to conceal his thoughts.” It seemed nimous ! as if the intimacy of love, the confidence of
Alone, in his desolate dwelling; deprived their behaviour, friendship, the community of counsel, could of every solace of bumanity; * torn from shining diamonds would be envied by many which
amidst all the vicissitudes, versatility, brightness over the darkest shades of inis- noon all my boats were ready at the beach changes, and contrasts in the life of its fortune; wanting all the comforts, and many greatest order, and richly furnished with all owner, had never been 1 A book, in which men read strange things." caprice of petty delegated power; harassed sorts of refreshments, but the number of the It was indeed a book, writtep in a dead by every day oppression ; mortified by mean, once on board the little Rurik (the name of language. p. 135.
The character of La Fayette, is, we solitary and inaccessible rock, with no ob the ship). Accordingly my boats remained are afraid, rather varnished over; but itject on which to fix his attention, but the in constant activity, to carry those on shore is striking, and in the main, correct. sky, to whose inclemency he is exposed;
again whose curiosity was satisfied, and to His observations on Buonaparte are worth or that little spot of earth, within whose bring others in their place. narrow bounds he is destined to wear away dress for the ball. The Rurik was admired
At sunset the company left the ship to recording. I was desirous to learn how Buonaparte hopeless, cheerless, life-consuming misery! the last on board. The crowd of the ladies the dreary hours of unvaried captivity, in
by all of them. The Governor remained seemed affected at the moment that General where now is his faith in the magnanimity amused him very much, because there were La Fayette, at the head of the deputation of England ? his trust in her generosity? his who came to thank him in the name of the hopes in her beneficence? p. 189.
but a few gentleinen; in fact the women are Chamber for his voluntary abdication, ap
here ten times as numerous as the men. As peared before him. “ We found him," said
We who are old, sturdy, thorough- the Governor left the ship I saluted him General La Fayette,“ upon this occasion, paced politicians, feel ourselves quite with eight guns, which were immediately as upon many others, acting out of the or- inadequate to discuss sentimental poli- answered by the fort. On shore I had transe dinary rules of calculation : neither affect- tics with a lady. When we are told of formed a great magazine into a ball-room, ing the pathetic dignity of falling greatness, the poor man's being, “ alone in his de- and ornanented it with many trees. As it nor evincing the uncontrollable dejection of solate dwelling,” “ chained to a rock," ceived that they were in a great corn maga
was brilliantly illuminated, nobody perdisappointed ambition, of hopes crushed, never to revive, and of splendor quenched,
“ with no object but the sky,” we have sine. In two places were transparencies, never to rekindle. We found him calm and nothing to say on the subject. But if which were symbolical of the friendship be serene; he received us with a faint, but we might be permitted humbly to sug- tween the two powers. At eight o'clock the gracious smile-he spoke with firmness and gest our opinion, we would insinuate, ball began; there was much dancing; re. precision. I think the parallel for this
had not England secured the person freshments of all kinds were in abundance, return from Elba, exclaiming 'I am your lives would probably have again been went to supper, and were surprised by an
from the -, been splendid traits in the life of this man,
sacrificed to our magnanimity, or rather work, at which they seemed very much Hot to be reconciled to his other modes of to our meanness; for to be a second pleased. At two o'clock in the morning the
ball became more animated, and was kept, The chronometer began to-day to change its interesting than the two first, occasionally up with great spirit till six o'clock. The sun going considerably. On the 22d we had a reminds us of what Chamfort says of the colwas already high when I accompanied some calni, with high waves from the south, which lectors of anecdotes and bons-mets ; “ They of my principal guests home. In the town shook the litile Rurik very much. Some resemble a person eating cherries, at first they had thought till now that the Russians Tropical birds were seen. On the 24th we selecting the best, and at length reconciling went on all-fours, and that they much re- passed the place on which Wareham's rocks himself to eat all that remain.” The comsembled monkies, but now I had the pleasure is marked on Arrowsmith's map, but we dis- pilers of books of this kind should always to hear that they were ashamed of their error. covered nothing, though the horizon was entertain a dread of hearing such obserThe Governor, as well as the inliabitants of very clear, and we could see very far. The vations as, “I know that story already, Talcagnano solemnly promised that when Island of Salos, which we saw on the 26th, This anecdote has been repeated a thousand ever any Russians came here they would re- has quite the appearance of a rock, and has and a thousand times; it is in every body's ceive them in the most friendly manner. It perhaps been taken by a false calculation of mouth.”. We are sorry to say that our augives me great pleasure to leave behind such ihe longitude for a new-discovered rock. We thor begins to merit this reproach. His third a favorable idea of our nation; if any of our observed it through our telescopes, and could volume exhibits but little novelty, and we mariners should come to this place in future plainly distinguish the objects on shore. would advise him to proceed no further, unit may be of use to them. The company No green covered the bare rocks which lay less he wish to wear the Cap of Piron. consisted of more than 200, of whom two there scattered in large masses, and by their Did he consider as unpublished the fol. thirtis were ladies. On the 5th of March 1 black-grey colour give the Island a most lowing fragments which he has inserted in was quite ready to leave Talcagnano, when dreary look. Many thousands of sea-birds bis third volume, namely: the very impert& disagreeable occurrence made me stay have chosen it for their abode. Even when inent letter which Mr. Walpole, under the some days longer. One of my sailors de- we could see it no longer we were surrounded assumed name of Frederick, wrote to J. J. serted this morning; I had thought none to by Frigate-birds and Pelicans, some of which Rousseau, who was banished and compelled be capable of such an action, as all of them we shot. The surf broke violently on the to wander in search of an asylum which his made the voyage with their own free will, rocks, but we could not discover the frag- own country denied to him? The Philosoand had not the slightest thing to complain ments of a wrecked ship, which were said to pher's answer ; the Erordium to a Sermon of. I heard that a love intrigue was the be still here : perhaps the waves have car- delivered at St. Sulpice, by P. Bridaine, a cause: in vain I offered a reward of a hun-ried them away.
missionary; l'Histoire d'une Epingle, &c. dred dollars to him who would bring him
( To be continued.)
&c.? Did he think we were ignorant of the back to me. He must have found very good
first adventures of M. Dubarri; those of the friends, as, though I waited three days for PARIS, VERSAILLES, et les ProvinCES AU 18 Chevalier or Chevaliere d'Eon, and of Caron him, I could hear nothing of him. Mean Srecla; Anecdotes sur la vie privée de plu- Beaumarchais ? Could literary biography while the Governor had received an order sieurs Ministres, Eveques, Magistrats, neglect to record any circumstance connected from his King to receive us as friends, he Hommes-de-Lettres, 8c. sc. par un Ancien with characters so celebrated ? gave me a copy of it. On the 8th March we Officier uur Gardes-Françaises. Tome We know of no work of this kind which weighed anchor with a good wind, and very
does not contain the trait of beneficence dissoon lost sight of Talcagnano. The com It is said that M. de Maintenon, when she played by the President Montesquieu, at mandant who had now accustomed himself was only the wife of Scarron, had recourse Marseilles, which has furnished the French to our company, and dined with us almost to a singular expedient, in order to extricate Stage with the subject of an interesting erery day, remained on board till the last herself from an embarrassment in one of those piece entitled Le Bienfait unonyme. Were moment, and departed from us with tears. difficult moments which deprive vulgar Am- our author to ask is where the particulars All of us were penetrated with the friendly phylrions of all presence of mind. A servant concerning the disgrace and banishment of reception which was shown to us on this whispered to her, “ Madame, you must tell the Duc de Choisicul are to be found, we coast, and all were much affected as we lost the gentlemen another story, for we have no should enquire, in our turn, where they are sight in the evening of this beautiful country. dinner to give them." She immediately not to be found. They are minutely described On the 10th of March, at six in the evening, began a very interesting narrative, and so in all the Memoirs which were written during we perceived a singular motion of the ship, charmed away the appetites of her guests, the life-time of the Duke, and wbich bave and beard at a distance a noise as if a car that they absolutely forgot they had come been repeatedly gleaned by compilers. riage passed over a rough-wooden bridge: to dine with her. Few, we apprehend, Collectors of anecdotes usually suppose this lasted each time about a half a minute, would now-a-days feel inclined to venture on that in order to fix the attention of their and was repeated every two or three minutes. an experiment of this sort, for we have be- readers, it is suificient to mention the names In an hour there was nothing more to be come absolute gourmands ; and though a of those great personages who have sustained heard. Without doubt, there was at that good story is a very pleasant thing, yet a a brilliant part on the stage of the world. moment an earthquake in America, because guod dinner is allowed to be still better. But this is an unpardonable error, for those the noise came from the land, although we lowever, it must be confessed, that anec- are the very individuals respecting whom were 20. distant from it, and the west wind dotes are still generally acceptable, and we every particular is well known. In vain do blew towards it. Afterwards we proceeded always feel ourselves indebted to those who they relate an anecdote of Attila or Gengis-, rapidly with a fine east wind, and had the take the trouble to relate them to us. kam, we read it with indifference; we yawn most delightful weather. On the 16th I But we are far from believing that to this and fall asleep without any respect for their touched the Parallel, on which Krusenstern cause alune is to be attributed the faitering mighty heroes. supposes Davisland to lie. A Tropic bird success which the two first volumes of the It would, however, be highly unjust to
On the 18th we took many dis- work before us obtained some years ago. It deny that this third volume contains many tances. We may pretty well depend on the is true that many well-chosen and uncom- new and extremely interesting anecdotes. exactness of our observations as three ob- mon anecdotes, and graceful and witty re-We perused with the utmost satisfaction servers were employed in them, and there partees, in some measure justify the four every thing relative to General Moreau. never was any considerable difference in the editions through which this collection had The following trait is worthy observation. longitude found. Although I followed my already passed, but the Editor of Paris, Ver 6. When Moreuu entered Munich, the Reinstructions very exactly, I could not discover sailles et les Provinces was likewise extremely gency appointed a deputation to demand of Davisland, and had not the least sign of happy in their application, and in recalling the him the expulsion of the unfortunate enibeing near land. On the goth I threw a manners of those times, the politeness and grants who had fled to that city: the well-corked bottle into the sea, with a paper elegance of which have almost disappeared. deputjes met with the reception they dein it on which was written that “ the Rurik Thus far we were obliged to him: but he is served. The Regency, however, insisted on had in vain sought here for Davisland.” now Jess favored by circumstances. His its demand, and next day a new Jeputation From here I directed my course a little to memory also seems to fail him; and this waited on General Moreuu. The General wards the north, to seek for Wareham's rueks. last volume of bis Soweghirs; which is far less having listened with the utmost sang-froid
to the set speech which was addressed to scandal. But still we are only plodding/gination-a fancy and sad conviction of him, opened the window of his apartment, at an immense distance behind our Gal- reality about this tale which would have and made the following reply: “ it is now lic neighbours. They meet often and pressed it upon us irresistibly for selecmade to me ; if it be again repeated, I will professedly, as children gather round a tion, but that much of its effect depends throw the deputies out of the window.” It kitchen fire, to recite and hear tales of upon the original language, and that it is scarce necessary to add that the appli-ghost or fairy, of love or murder, of fatal would occupy more of our space than cation was not renewed.
intrigue or successful gallantry, of moral can be spared with justice from other
instruction or questionable decency. matters. We admire it so highly howZUMA OU LA DECOUVERTE DO QUINQUINA, Music, and ices, and the occasional ex- ever that we will not pledge ourselves not seaur du Tibre, &c. &c. Par Madame La entertainments, and after they have run bers, though we must now pass to what suivi de la Belle Paule, de Pereide, des Ro citation of gambling give variety to these to reprint it in some of our future num. COMTESSE DE GENLIS. A new volume of Tales has just ap
the round of the salons, the most favored will furnish an adequate potion of the peared from the pleasing and prolific pen for the amusement of the demi-barba
efforts of invention issue from the press merits of this volume, namely, of Madame de Genlis, whose genius
Ou la découverte de Quinquina. seems to resemble more than any lady's rians of the provinces and foreign coun
About the middle of the seventeenth cenof our acquaintance, that of the accomtries who do not breathe within the sole
tury, the animosity of the Indians towards plished Scheherazade, whose invention circle of fashion and civilization Paris.
the Spaniards existed in all its force ; tradisaved her head under a tyranny almost
To such source are we indebted for a tion, too faithful, maintained among this opas odious and sanguinary as that of the multitude of the Contes with which the pressed and devoted people the dreadful reFrench Revolution, from which our fair French language teems; a lavguage, be it collection of the cruelty of their conquerors. authoress had also the good fortune to remarked, peculiarly adapted to this spe- They were subjugated, but had not subescape. These Tales are five in num cies of composition. We know not, how-mitted. The Spaniards had only conquered ber, and we can assure the writer, that ever, whether Madame de Genlis is now minion of terror. About this period a Vicewere we even as severe in our critical much addicted to the intercourse of Pa-roy, more severe than all who had preceded chair as the Arabian Sultan was cruel
risian life, or retired in her habits—whe-him, excited their powerless and secret hatred his despotic throne, we should feel our
ther she mixes with the throng to acquire to its utmost extent. His Secretary, the resentment equally disarmed, and our re
fresh ideas and later combinations, or rigorous Minister of his arbitrary will, was solutiou to decapitate, (or according to
the stores of early accom- a man of insatiable cupidity; and the Inthe reviewing phrase “cut up") the nar-plishments. Certainly there is nothiug dians detested him even more than they did rator still more largely postponed than exclusively appropriated to the present horrid symptoms which preceded' his death,
He died suddenly, and the from night to morning by the gratifica- day in her last publication. Two of the induced a universal belief that he had been tion we have received from her agreeable subjects only grow out of the Revolu- poisoned by the Indians. Investigations exertions.
tion, and the other three embrace the were instituted, but the criminals remained The talent for story-telling is
romance of a former era or the circum- undiscovered. This event occasioned a great which the French cultivate more sedu- stances of distant clime sand remoter ages. sensation, for it was not the first crime of lously and successfully than we do. With Their titles are—“ Zuma ou La décou- the same description which had occurred
among the Indians. It was well known them it is not only beneficial in the clo verte du Quinquina--La Belle Panle
that they were acquainted with various morset, but of eminent advantage in society. Zenéide ou la perfection idéale--Les tal poisons: they had oftener than once been In the coteries of Paris the best Racon- Roseaux du Tibre-La Veuve de Luzi." detected in administering them; but neither teur is the leading person of the evening As we intend to submit a translation torture nor the punishment of death, had -the observed of all observers- the of the first tale entirely to our readers as
been successful in drawing from them any
confession of these dreadful secrets. Phænix of the hour; and half a dozen a specimen of the work, we shall confine
In the meanwhile the Viceroy was resmart quips with as many happy turns of ourselves to notice that this preference called; and Count de Cinchon was appointexpression or bon mots will introduce to arises from its being the most dramatic ed by the Court of Spain to fill his place, every company of that amusing city, the of these productions and the most con- The Count was in the vigour of his age, and admired mortal who possesses the faculty formable to our limits. Of the others endowed with every amiable quality and of being neat or epigrammatic in conver- we shall content ourselves with saying, affection and win the confidence of all around sation, and above all in what we are apt that La Belle Paule is a piece of early him. He had a short time before married to consider the most useful property in chivalry, which might have been an Epi
a charming young lady, whom he adored, old nurses, relating little fables for the sode in the “ Knights of the Swan;"
and by whom he was passionately beloved. entertainment of circling auditors. In Zénéide a well written fairy tale: la The Countess had resolved on following her England a certain degree of reputation Veuve de Luzi a very simple and pathetic husband, who dreading, on her account, the may indeed be formed from Joe Miller story of a widow whose only son is one of perfidy and hatred of the Indians, expressed and his modern imitators; the pun oft the victims of that infernal system called a wish that she should remain in Spain, repeated, the jest an hundred times told, Conscription : and Les Roseaux du Ti- notwithstanding the distress which the very the brief anecdote rendered long and the bre one of the most affecting and ele- mind. But the Countess was filled with sharp repartee made dull by immemorial gant as well as feeling compositions of terrors when she reflected, that her husband usage—these are the stock in trade of a the kind we have ever read. He tells would be exposed to all the dark conspiracies few unfortunate witlings among us, and with a touching simplicity and refined of batred and revenge. The facts attested serve them as species of passports into sensibility the fate of iwo lovers in by the late Viceroy, and above all his exparties which are denominated literary, humble life, separated by the reign of aggerated recitals, represented the Indians because they neither drink punch nor terror, and after many adventures (if tbe as vile slaves, who, under the mask of do
cility, and even attachment, were capable of play at whist; avd informed, because the transactions of the heart may be so plotiing in secret the blackest and most names of the newest authors are heard classed) meeting in death. There is a criminal treachery
. Surprising stories were intermixed with relations of the newest beauty and enthusiasm-a taste and ima- related of the inconceivable subtility of the
poisons of South America, and indeed with-| The Indians of the townships, who enjoyed sovereigns, and of his country! Woc to the out exaggeration.' The alarm which these greater freedom than those who were sub-coward who shall make a gift of this treadreadful ideas excited in the mind of the jected to service in the palace of the Viceroy, sure of health to the Barbarians who have Countess, proved an additional motive in and who were employed in the public works, enslaved us, and whose ancestors burned determining her to follow the Viceroy, that never failed to join these nocturnal assem- our temples and cities, invaded our plains, she might watch over his safety with all the blies, which were held amongst the moun- and bathed their hands in the blood of our love. She took along with her some Spanish which was by-roads which appeared impass-hcard of iorments! . . . . Let them keep ladies, who were to compose her Court at able to the Europeans. But these retreats the gold which they have wrested from us, Lima, and among them was the intimate were to them, if not the happy asylums of and of which they are insatiable; that gold friend of her childhood. Beatrice, (for this liberty, at least the sole refuge which could which has cost them so many crimes: but was her name,) was only a few years older protect them against tyranny. At this we will at least reserve to ourselves this than the Vice-Queen; but the attachment time, their secret and supreme chief (for gift of Heaven!.... Should a traitor ever she entertained for her was of so tender a they had several), was named Ximeo. Irri- arise amongst us, we swear to pursue and nature, that it resembled the affection of a tated by misfortune and private injustice, to exterminate him, though he should be our mother. She had used every effort to per- his soul, though naturally great and gener father, our brother, or our son suade the Countess to remain at Madrid, ous, had long since been a stranger to every should he be engaged in the bonds of marbut finding that her resolution was unalter- mild and tender sentiment. A feeling of riage, to pursue in him his wife and children, ably fixed, she determined to accompany vehement indignation, which no principle if they have not been his accusers; and if her.
tended to repress, had, by daily increase, at his children are in the cradle, to sacrifice Though the Indians were overjoyed at length rendered him cruel and ferocious. them, so that his guilty race may be for being freed from the yoke of their Viceroy, But the base and cowardly atrocity of poi- ever extinct.. My friends, pronounce they were not the better disposed to receive soning was repugnant to his character. He from your inmost souls, these formidable his successor. He was a Spaniard, and they himself had never enoployed this horrible oaths, the formula of which was bequeathed consequently expected that he would be ani-instrument of revenge, he had even inter- to you by your grandfathers, and which you mated only with feelings of injustice and ty- dicted it to his companions, and every act have already so many times repeated !".. ranny and a thirst for wealth. In vain were of villainy committed in that way was done “ Yes, yes, the Indians exclaimed with one they informed that the Count was mild, hu- in contradiction to his will. Ximeo was a voice, we pronounce all these imprecations mane and equitable; they repeated one to father, he had an only son named Mirvan against him who shall betray this secret; the other, he is a Spaniard! and these words whom he fondly loved and whom he had in- we swear to keep it with inviolable fidelity, conveyed the most energetic expression of spired with a portion of his hatred of the to endure the most dreadful torments and hatred. Religion had not yet modified these Spaniards. Mirvan was young, handsome even death itself, rather than reveal it.” impetuous feelings, her sublime morality was and generous. About three years before he “ Look back," said the ferocious Azan, hitherto unknown to the Indians. Their had been married to Zuma, the nost beau-" on the early days of our subjection, at that rulers had merely compelled them to observe tiful of all the Indian women of the envi. terrible period when millions of Indians a few exterior ceremonies, and they still re-rons of Lima. The tenderness and sensi- were put to the torture, not one would save tained a great portion of their former super-bility of Zuma were equal to the charms of his life by the disclosure of this secret, which stition and idolatry.
her person; she formed the happiness of our countrymen have kept locked within Amidst all their misery, the Indians had her husband, and lived only for him and for their bosoms for more than two bundred exercised, ever since the conquest of Ame- a child, two years of age, of which she was years! . . Judge then whether we can rica, a secret vengeance which haci not yet the mother.
invent a punishment sufficiently severe for roused the suspicion of any Spaniard; they Another chief, named Azan, next to him who may betray it! .... For my own had been forced to yield to their oppressors Ximeo, possessed the greatest ascendance part, I once more swear that if there be an the gold and diamonds of the new world, but over the Indians. Azan was violent and Indian among us capable of such a crime, they had concealed from them treasures cruel, and no natural virtue tempered the that he shall perish only by my hand; and more precious and more useful to humanity. instinct of fury by which he was constantly should he have a wife, and children sucking Though they had resigned to them all the animated. These two chiefs believed then- at their mother's breast, I again swear to luxury of nature, they had exclusively re- selves to be of illustrious origin, they boasted plunge my poignard in their hearts !"... served real benefits to themselves. They of their descent from the royal race of the This ferocious speech was not pronounced alone knew the powerful counter-poisons Incas.
without a design. Azan hated the young and wonderful antidotes which cautious na
A few days after the arrival of the new Mirvan, the son of Ximeo, not merely be. ture or rather Providence has distributed Viceroy, Ximeo convoked, for the following cause he did not carry his animosity against over these regions as remedies against ex- night, a nocturnal meeting on the hill of the the Spaniards to a sufficient length, but treme disorders. The Indians alone were Tree of Health, thus they designated the above all because Mirvan, the adored huse aware of the admirable virtues of the Bark tree from which is obtained the Quinquina, band of the beautiful Zuma, and the father of the Quinquina, and by a solemn and
or Peruvian Bark. “ My friends,” he said, of a charming child, was happy. The wickfaithfully observed compact, by the most when they had all collected, “ a new tyranted are always unfortunate and always envidreadful and frequently renewed oaths, they is about to reign over us: let us repeat ourpus,“ Azan,” replied Mirvan, “it is possible had pledged themselves never to reveal to luaths of just revenge. Alas! we dare utter to keep one's proinise without possessing their oppressors these important secrets, 2
them only when we are surrounded by your ferocity ; no one here is capable of Amidst the rigours of slavery the Indians darkness ! Unhappy children of the Sun, perjury; your menaces can therefore excite had always maintained a kind of internal we are reduced to conceal ourselves amidst no terrur, and are useless. We all know government among themselves; they nomi- the shades of night! . . . . Let us renew that in excuse for cruelty you neither want nated a chief whose mysterious functions around the Tree of Health the awful con- a traitor to pursue nor a crime to punish.” consisted in assembling them together dur-tract which binds us for ever to conceal our Azan, irritated, was about to reply; but ing the night, at certain periods, to renew secrets." Ximeo then, in a more elevated Ximeo prevented a violent dispute, by retheir oaths and sometimes for the purpose of and firm voice, pronounced the following presenting the imprudence and danger of marking out victims among their enemies. words: “ We swear never to discover to uselessly prolonging these clandestin
· From the accounts of Travellers and Na- the children of Europe the divine virtues of semblies, and all immediately dispersed. turalists, there are in America certain plants this sacred tree, the only treasure which The Indians being forced to dissemble, of so venomous a nature, that the poison takes remains to us! Woe to the faithless and maintained an appearance of respect and effect on those who happen to step upon them, perjured Indian, who being seduced by false submission. A numerous troop of young eyen with shoes on their feet.
virtue, or fear, or weakness, shall reveal this Indian women, carrying baskets of Rowers 2 These details are all historical, secret to the Jestroyers of his Gods, of his assembled at the gates of Lima to receive
the Vice-queen. Zuma was at their head, physician who had come from Spain in the than Azan, was animated by an equal hatred and the Countess was so struck with her suite of the Viceroy, but who, regarding the of the Spaniards. Zuma, therefore, dared beauty, her grace, and the gentle espression case as hopeless, spoke in a mysterious way, not confide her grief to Mirvan; she of her countenance, that in the course of a and even hinted that he attributed the illness smothered her tears, and deplored her fate few days she expressed a wish to have her of the Countess to some extraordinary cause, in silence. Her affliction was suddenly inamong the number of Indian slaves, who of which he could give no account. This air creased, for the feeble hope which had been were employed in the interior of the palace of dismay and apparent wish to conceal his entertained of the Countess's recovery, soon for the service of the Vice-queen. The real opinion, all tended to inspire Beatrice vanished; the fever returned with redoubled Countess quickly conceived such a friend with the horrible idea that her friend was violence, the Physician declared her life to ship for Zuma that she attached her to the dying by the effect of slow poison be in danger, and that the Countess could private service of her chamber and her per- She enjoyed not a moment's rest: though not support another such attack, should it son. This favor seemed an act of impru- she cautiously hid her suspicions from the be renewed within twelve days or a fortnight dence in the eyes of Beatrice, whose mind Countess, and even from the Count, yet she ......! Universal dismay prevailed throughwas so prepossessed by the accounts she had found it impossible to dissemble with two of out the palace.....! This cruel declaration heard of the perfidy of the Indians, that the Countess's women, who used every effort plunged the Count and Beatrice into despair, potwithstanding the natural generosity of to strengthen the notion she had imbibed. and rent the heart of Zuma. The Viceher character, she yielded to every sinister But who could have committed this queen, who was fully aware of her situatior, alarm and every black suspicion, which horrible crime? . . . . None but Zuma. manifested as much courage as gentleness glooiny distrust and terror were capable of Zuma, who was privileged to enter and piety; the resignation of the happiest inspiring: she was excusable; it was her the apartment of the Vice-queen at every life, when accompanied by the consciousfriend's safety, and not her own, that ex- hour.. But Zuma, whom the Countess ness of perfect purity, is always a calm sacricited her apprehensions! She observed had overwhelmed with acts of bounty!.... fice: she received, by her own desire, all with distress the friendship of the Vice- What interest could have prompted her to her sacraments. She took a tender farewell queen for an Indian female, and the wonien this atrocity? Hatred is ever ready with of her friend and her husband, having exof the Countess conceived an extreme jea- replies to serve her own purposes ! horted the latter to watch over the happiness lousy of Zuma. They took advantage of Zuma was hypocritical, vain and ambitious, of the Indians, and particularly that of her the weakness of Beatrice to fill her mind and she moreover entertained a secret and dear Zuma; and she resigned herself wholly with prejudice: they represented Zuma as criminal passion for the Viceroy: In to the consolations of religion. Zuma, who being false, dissembling and ambitious, and a word, she was an Indian, and had been had been a witness to this pathetic scene, ove who fancied that her pleasing person familiarized from her infancy with the could no longer withstand the excess of her would pardon every act of presumption; blackest of crimes.
grief; her health, which had been in a dethat she was far from loving the Countess, Beatrice for some time laboured to repelclining state for the space of three months, and that she entertained an inveterate ab- these horrible suspicions, but she beheld the now yielded to the weight of her affliction, horrence of the Spania:ds. They soon went existence of her friend rapidly declining, and and she was attacked that very evening with still greater lengths, and attributed to her her terror no longer allowed her to reason the disorder which threatened the life of the the most extravagant discourse. Beatrice and observe with her own eyes; she lent a Countess, the tertian fever. After she had did not indeed give credit to all that was ready ear to every accusation, and gave credit sustained two or three violent attacks, Mirrelated to her, but she conceived a degree to the most extravagant calumny. In the van, with the consent of the Indians, secretly of inquietude and distrust which inspired mean-while, the Viceroy experienced the conveyed to her the precious powder which her with a real aversion for Zuma. This bitterest anguish of mind, and without im- was to operate her cure, on condition, howenmity became the stronger when she found agining the commission of any crime, he feltever, that she should not be entrusted with that Zuma was immoveably fixed in the good the utmost alarm at the long continuation it in any large quantity, but should daily regraces of the Vice-queen, who daily testified of the Countess's indisposition. However, ceive an allowance sufficient for one dose. more and more attachment towards the ob- a favorable change in the state of the patient, Zuma received in the morning the first dose, ject of so much hatred, injustice, and ca- kindled a ray of hope which beamed for the which was to be taken before she retired to lumny. Zuma, on her part, entertained the space of a day or two. The physician, over- rest in the evening. When she was alone, tenderest affection for the Countess; never. joyed, pronounced her recovery to be almost she looked steadfastly on the powder, her theless, to avoid disagreeable scenes, she certain), suspicion gradually slumbered, and countenance was bathed in tears, and raising alınost wholly confined herself to her own Beatrice seemed restored to new existence. her eyes to heaven, “Great Gud!" she exchamber, and seldom appeared except when She did not however revoke the private claimed, “ I am inspired by thee !.....I the Countess requireil her services. orders she had given, for secretly watching can only save her, hy sacrificing my own life;
The Viceroy spared no endeavours to ren- Zuma, and never permiting lier to enter the my resolution is fixed-I will never disclose der himself beloved by the Indians; but the chamber in which were deposited the various the mighty secret.. My death will exlatter had known instances of several Vice-medicinal draughts prepared for the Countess. piate my compassion, even in their eyes : roys having manifested mildness, justice, Amidst all these different agitations, the besides, they will never suspect such an act and affability at the commencement of their thoughts of the innocent and sensible Zuma of devotion, and will attribute her cure to the government, who afterwards belied all were turned wholly on the Vice-queen, whom help of medicine. I shall neither endanger these happy promises. Thus the real good- she loved with all the sincerity of a pure the safety of Mirvan noi iny child; I shall ness of the Count made no favorable in- and grateful soul. She was a Micted to the not betray the secrets of my countrymen: I pression upon them. They regarded it as utinost on reflecting that there existed an in- shall die; but the Countess will live, hypocrisy or weakness occasioned by fear fallible remedy to which she dared not direct What signifies the existence of poor Zuma ? on account of the sudden death of the secre. her. Zuma well knew the horrible oaths
and how precious is the life of tary of his predecessor.
by which the lodians had bound themselves that Daughter of Heaven, who has employThe Countess had now resided about four never to reveal this secret. Had her owned her power only to assist the unfortunate months at Lima, and a visible decline had life alone been marked out as the sacrifice, and console the afficted ; that generous taken place in her health. This distressing she would not for a moment have hesitated Protectress of all who pine in poverty and change was at first attributed to the burning to divulge all she knew; but her husband slavery, and whose faultering voice, but heat of the climate; but her indisposition and her son must have been the certain vic- now, sent forth a prayer for the cruel lodaily augmented, aların was entertained for tirns of such a declaration : finally, she was dians who suffer her to languish! Oh, my her safety, and she was at length suddenly aware that the vindictive Ximeo, the better Benetactress! even though surrounded by attacked with a tertian fever. Every reme- to insure himself of her discretion, had the shades of death, you did not forget your dy known at that period was employed with placed her beloved child as a hostage in the faithful Zuma! I heard your lips pronounce out effect. The anxiety of Beatrice knew hands of the ferocious Azan and Thamis, a blessing on her nanie ! Yes, by the Ro bounds; she privately questioned the another Indian Chief, wbo, though less cruel sacred light of the Sun, I swear that I will