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Altenburg, who had completed their built upon a somewhat high bill, and academical studies at this time, and partly in a shady valley which spreads as I had the finest time of the year itself round the hill in the form of a before me, and could likewise count crescent. This gown, which had sufpretty securely upon good roads, I fered severely from fire about nine went (though considerably out of my years before, lies upon the Gleisway) through Gera and Allenburg to bach, has about eleven hundred inLeipsick. We had, indeed, to travel habitants, and a very considerable up bill and down, and to pass many a pottery which supplies Jena, Kabla, deep valley and many a considerable Bosneck, Neustadt on the Orla, mountain, but, in other respects, the Schleitz, and many other towns and road was good and dry, and the coun- places with earthen ware. Not far try through which our journey Jay from this place the road leads to was pre-eminently beautiful. This Thalburgel, where there was forroute, therefore, was, to me, highly merly a Benedictine monastery,foundagreeable, though I was at first, when ed hy a noble lady, Berchta Bamens, Jena was receding from. me, more and endowed by the Emperor Lomelancholy than joyful.

thaire II. in the year 1138: but it is Whether the same feelings are com- now converted into a princely resimon to all students leaving the uni- dence. Here we parted from the nuversity, or whether it was a secret merous company of our former acaanticipation of what I was about to, demical companions, sung, once encounter, or whether from the dou- more, with them, the song beginning, ble loss which I had sustained during my residence in Jena, I know not, My Jena, farewel, the day of parting is but it is most certain that I was dull, melancholy, and quite cast down in wished each other every possible felithe outset of my journey.

city, and thus we separated. Our way, after we had quitted Jena, From Thallurgel we had to ascend lay through a tolerably narow but a high bill, from which we bebeld very delightful valley, between two the most heavenly prospect, extending Jong ranges of hills, namely, the several miles round towards Jena, and Hausberge on the right, and the Gen- in other directions, especially at the sichtberge on the left. Both of these, foot of the ridge of hills of which we but particularly the latter, 'are, liké had attained the summit. Most beaoalmost all the hills which surround tiful and most enchanting is the whole the delightful vale of Jena, ornament- of this country: it is the finest that I ed on their declivities with gardens, have any where seen in the whole summer houses, vineyards, small world. From this spot Burgel apshrubberies, and corn fields : on their pears to the eye with uncommon tops are the ruins of ancient castles, sweetness, especially the bordering with rugged peaks of the rocks be valley, full of every kind of wood, tween, or a few solitary trees, and with fruit trees, gardens, and, on the from their variety the eye is delighted eastern side, plum trees : and of the with a constant prospect. On the industry of this country it gives an Hausberge there is an old tower, advantageous idea. We behold nocalled Fuchsthurm, from which may merous villages, and, besides Burgel, be seen the greater part of the sur- there is, in the distant perspective, The rounding and charming country, and little town of Eisenberg, belonging to which, as I remember to have read the house of Saxe-Gotha. in the interesting description of the While we were upon the hill, we city of Jena by the late Wiedeburg, approached towards an extensive fohas about ten years ago been provided rest of fir-trees, in which our path lay, · with fight of stairs and a room. pleasantly, for a long time. An

The road gradually ascends up the agreeable variety of hue was produced hill on the left, and the prospect be- by the dark and light green of the comes more and more extensive, va- various trees which promiscuously rions, and beautiful. The little town appeared to the eye, "lofty firs and of Burgel now displays itself situated pines, together with the more beau. in a most romantic spot, being partly tiful oak and birch.' Blackbirds,

finches, larks, nightingales sung and have his leg taken off. Before the warbled in the bushes and trees, and, beginning of the war he had been beas it were, raised a song of praise to trothed io a young girl in his neightheir Creator. Even my heart parti- bourhood, and as he was forced to go cipated in this joy. I thank thee! for a soldier, bis nuptials had been dethought I to myself; I thank thee, ferred till his return. As, however, Almighty Power, that thou permittest after that battle at Torgau, he had nie to feel this pleasure; permit me had the misfortune to lose his leg, all still to feel it with a heart as pure; the relations of the girl had opposed let no remembrance of past sorrows, his union with her. no gloomy cares, rob me of this sere- • The mother of the maiden, who pity of mind.

was the only one of her parents that In the midst of these and similar was alive, had always been his friend reflections, we arrived at the ancient during the whole course of his woovillage of Weissenl;orn in the middle ing; but she had died during his abof the wood, and which lies partly on sence with the army. The young a rising ground, partly ou a descent girl, however, had remained true, rebetween fir trees, and partly in a valley ceived him with open arms, and reon the borders of a limpid lake. We solved to go with him to his father, here beheld, at every door, almost, who lived not far from hence. On proofs of the industry of the inhabit- their way thither he had broken his ants, who manufacture various sorts wooden leg; and his bride was forced of wooden instruments, such as lade to go to the nearest village to fetch a ders, wheel-barrows, trays, wooden cart to convey him thither, where he spoons, &c. and carry them as far as intended to stay till the carpenter Halle and further.

should restore his fractured limb. It We had travelled about half a mile is a misfortune, gentlemen, that can from this place, when we beheld a soon be remedied. decent looking young man, dressed Our coachman, to whom this conin old and tatiered soldier's uniform. versation appeared trifling, grew imHe was sitting on the grass under a patient, and would not wait any lontree, not far from the high road, and ger. He cursed and scolded, and was playing on the violin for amuse- threatened to drive on without us if meni. As we approached nearer, we did not get into the coach. Our we saw that he had a wooden leg, a friend from Gera, who knew the part of which lay by him in pieces. couniry well, and was aware that the

" What do you do here, soldier ?" way to Kostritz was not much farther, said one of my companions to him. told him, at length, that we would

" I am returning to my native vil- follow on foot: and then our coachlage, gentlemen," he replied. man drove on, though discontented.

But, my poor fellow," I answer. While this was taking place, the ed, "if you have no other conveyance young girl arrived; she spring from than the pieces of your wooden leg, ihe cart, seized the outstretched hand you will be a sad long time in com- of her future husband, and told him, pleting your journey."

with a smile full of kindness and “ I am waiting for my waggon and affection, that she had found a proper my whole regiment,” said the sol, carpenter, who had promised her to dier; and, if not greatly mistaken, I make a leg for her which should not see it at a distance approaching." break in a hurry; it slould be ready We looked and saw a sort of cart by the next day, and then they could coming along, drawn by a single continue their journey as soon as they horse, in which were seated a girl and liked. a lad, the latter of whom drove.

The soldier received his betrothed While this conveyance was ap- with a hearty kiss. She appeared to proaching, the soldier told us that be about thirty years of age, was a he had been wounded in the bloody handsome, well-formed country girl, conflict in 1760 at Torgau, between a brunette in complexion, and her the Austrians and Prussians, and in face expressive of feeling and vivacity, which the latter conquered, and so “ You must be very tired, my dear badly wounded, that he was forced to girl," said I to her ; " rest yonrself." “ We are not tired, Sir,” an- myself with Canitz: Sweep by me, swered she, " when we do any thing thou stream of sorrow: that is the for those whom we love. When a highest good which dwells within girl once gives her heart to a man, ourselves; and, while the Almighty's ihen, as you see, a leg more or less is hand guides the wheel of fate, we not what can alter her affection; and, may look for blessings as well as after all, it was not his legs that made woes. He sends what he will: we the impression on my heart." cannot escape his visitations : bence,

" But tell me,” I continued, “ in idle cares, hence: you only disease what manner will you be able to sup- my thoughts." port yourself and your wife?"

We had now tarried some time “ 'That is my only anxiety," said with the soldier and his girl, and the the soldier : and the girl answered that sun, which already began to sink in shie was as happy as their squire's the west, reminded us that it was time Jady."-"A man," continued the for- to prosecute our journey; we parted mer, “who has had the resolution to therefore, and wished them both the live four years and more upon a sol- blessing of God, with the greatesi sindier's pay, cannot be at much trouble cerity. Farewel, and be as happy about living for the rest of his life. I with each other as we wish you may play the fiddle,” added he, pretty be. With these words we began our well, and perhaps there is not a village course towards Kostritz through alterfor many miles round the country nate woods and corn-fields, and our where there are so many weddings as chief conversation was about the conin the one where we are going to re- tented soldier and his equally conside : I shall not want, therefore, for tented lass. business and profit."

The beautiful and spacious village " And I," said the young lass, “can of Kostritz, through which runs the knit and mend stockings. Besides main road to Naumberg, Merseburg, Uris, my father's brother has two hun: and Halle, lies, between hills, meadred dollars of mine in bis hands; and dow's, and woods, on the Elster, over though he the village justice's bro- which there is here a large bridge, ther-in-law, and an unfeeling man, --The castle, in which a collateral yet I'll take care that he shall pay me branch ofthe Count Reuss von Schlaitz my money to the last halfpenny.”- resides, is entirely of stone, and built "I also,'

replied the soldier, • I in the modern style, where may be have fifteen duilars in my pocket, and seen an agreeable garden, together besides, have lent two louis d'or to'a with a bandsome farm. There are person to pay his taxes with, and here, besides, a fine church and other which he will return to me as soon as public buildings. Two of the branches he is able."

of the family of the Count Reiss zu You see, gentlemen," said the Schlaita resíle here, and there are girl to us, “ that we are not objects two tolerable castles: with pleasant of pils; Shall we not be happy with gardens, which are open to every each other, my dear?" continued she, stranger. addressing herself to the soldier, while From Kostritz to Gera the road she turned towards him with a look lies, for about a mile, through a partifull of tenderness.—“ It would be our cularly fertile and beautiful valley. It own faule if we were not."

is even more delightful than the fine I will pot ny that this discourse . valley of the Saal from Jena to Dornwith these people gave great pleasure burg on the road to Naumburg, though both to myself and to my travelling it is very much like it. On the right, companic.is. I had never experienced the Elsier gently meanders through any thing of the kind before, nor had verdant meadows. Many hills also I ever before been so intimately con- rear their summits, which are thickly vinced that man can be so easily con- covered with woods, and in the midst tented and feel so cheaply happy. of which, not far from Gera, the taOften have 1,. in the course of my mily mansion of Reuss, with its de lile, thought of this fond couple; in lightful gardens, appear. On the left, thinking of them have roused my the courfry is still more gay and beauown fortitude, and have comforted tiful. Close to the meadows on the

Elster, rich corn-fields are scattered, once sublime and noble Sophia is an through which the public road leads, whore !". This exclamation, which I Then, on the sides, pleasing eminences uttered in the madness of despair, was appear sometimes covered with groves succeeded by such heart-rending sen, and gardens, sometimes with waving sations, that, overpowered by them, I grain, and sometimes intermingled could not so much as breathe, or utter with delightful villages. · The town of a single groan; nay, but for the ragę Gera, with its numerous spires, is and anger which succeeded, it had bounded by this beautiful valley in doubtless been my death. Oh! who front, and the prospect of it is scarcely can describe or express that chaos of once lost to the traveller during the contending sensations which shame, whole way. A lovely spring morn- love, fury, regret, affection, jealousy, ing, when we travelled through it, and dread despair made me, at once, lent additional charms to it.

sustain. No! that situation, that The town of Gera, which is the mental agony cannot be described. residence of a Count Reuss, and lies The tumults of extreme joy, which, on the Elster which flows by its walls, by a uniform and regular movement, is two miles from Zeitz, eight miles seem to exalt our being, may be from Leipsick, three miles from Al- easily conceived, may be easily imatenburg, the same distance from gined. But, when excessive grief Graitz and from Neustadt on the collects, in the bosom of a wretch, all Orla, one mile from Weyda, and the the passions of hell; when a thousand same distance from Ronneburg. Be- opposite sensations tear and distract fore the calamitous conflagration in him, without being able to distinguish 1780 it had many stone edifices and one; when he feels himself torn in handsome, lofty houses, whence it pieces by a bundred di:ferent powers, was called, both on that account and which drag him different ways, he is because of its industry and conside- no longer one; every atom of him is rable trade, Little Leipsick. In the tainted with bis grief, and he seems to market place there is a fine building be multiplied only to suffer. Such to a count.

was precisely may siiuation, and thus The principal thing for which Gera I remained for niany hours: how then is celebrated, however, and which shall I draw the picture? Volume: has raised its name, is her trade and could not describe what I felt erery the fine stuffs which she manufactures, instant. Happy men, whose narrow which have now flourished for nearly souls, and hearts scarce lukewarm, half a century. The merchants send know no reverses but those of fortune, these articles into Italy, Swisserland, and are acinated by no motive but and parts of Germany. 'About a quar- that of vile interest, may you always ter of a mile from the town is the treat this horrible state as a chimera, castle of Osterstein.

and never prove the cruel torments (To be continued.]

which spring from the noblest attach

ments (when broken) to hearts made EMILIUS AND SOPHIA; OR THE

to feel. RECLUSE.

Our powers are limited, and all

violent transports have their intervals. [Continued from p. 196.] In one of those moments of exhausI HASTENED thus without stop- tion, when nature, as it were, takes

ping, without even once relaxing breath to suffer, I suddenly thought my pace, into a public garden. The of my youth, of you, my master, of aspect of the heavens and the day were my lessons; I reflected ihat I was a hateful to me. I sought for obscurity man, and immediately I asked myself, beneath the trees : at length, ex- What personal injury bave I received? hausted and out of breath, I threw - What crime bave I committed ?-myself, half dead, upon the grass. What have I lost? If, at this instant, "Where am I? what have I become? such as I am, I had fallen from the what bave I heard? What a catas- clouds and commenced my existence, {rophe! Madman! what a chimera should I be unbappy? This reflechast thou pursued! Love, honour, tion, swifter than lightnii:g, fashed faith, virtue, where are you? The upon my soul, a fame which I quickly


lost, but which sufficed to shew me danger. I immediately entered a myself. I saw, clearly, my situation ; house that was open; it was a tavern, and the precise use of this moment I was there accosted by people of my of reason was to prove that I was in acquaintance; they spoke to me; capable of reasoning. The dreadful they dragged me I know not whitber. agitation of my soul rendered it im- Struck with the noise of instruments possible to investigate any object; I and the glare of lights, I returned to was incapable of seeing any thing, of myself: I opened my eyes, and began comparing any thing, of deliberating, to regard the objects 'round me; I of resolving on any thing, or of judg- found myself in the theatre on the ing of ought. It was, therefore, vain- first night

of a new piece, pressed by ly tormenting myself to reflect on the crowd, yet unable to avoid them. what I had to do; it. was adding a I shuddered within myself; bot ! needless pungency to my pains, when formed ny resolution. I remained my only care ought to have been to silent; not a word escaped me, though gain time to compose my mind, and this apparent traňquillity cost me to calm my imagination. I think dear. They made much noise, talked such would have been the plan you much, and spoke to me; but I heard would have pursued, had you been nothing: what then could I answer? there to have directed me.

Unluckily, one of those who had con. Resolved to let that paroxysm of ducted me there accidentally menpassion, which I could not conquer, tioned my wife : at that dreadful name exbaust itself, I gave myself up to it ! uttered a piercing shriek, which was with a fury bordering on I know not heard throughout the whole assembly, what of pleasure, having, as it were, and caused some disturbance. I re

. given the reins to my grief. I arose collected myself suddenly, and all with precipitation ; I began walking, was agam quiet. However, having as before, without following any di- attracted the attention of those who rect road; I'ran, I staggered from one surrounded me by this shriek, side to the other, I gave my body up watched an opportunity to avoid to all the agitations of my heart; I them, and approaching, by degrees

, followed its impulse without con- to the door, 1 slipped out before the straint; ! put myself out of breath, performance was over. and mixing, with my convulsed res- Entering the street, and drawing piration, my sighs, I often felt myself my hand mechanically from my bonearly suffocated.

som, where I had kept it during The agitation which this precipitate the whole of the representation, I perwalking occasioned seemed, in a great ceived my fingers were covered with degree, to comfort and relieve me. In blood, and I fancied I felt it flowing violent passions, insunct dictates either from my breast. I opened my bosom cries,or movements, or gestures, which and looked at it; it was bloody and give a turn to the mind and divert the mangled, like the heart which ií conpassions; that niournful silence is tained. It may, easily be imagined more to be deprecated than violent that a superficial observer of this emotion, as it borders on despair. scene would be at loss to divine the The same evening an adventure hap: 'meaning of what he saw. pened to me somewhat laughable, if limmediately hastened away, dreal. - that which shews the misery and ing lest I should be again met. The folly of human nature ought, at any night favouring my course, I began time, to excite laughter whoever may again to wander the streets, as if to be its object.

indemnify myself for the captivity After a thousand turnings and from which I had just escaped; } windings which I made without per- walked, I know not how many hours, ceiving is, I found myself in the nid without resting a moment: at length, dle of the city, surrounded with car, being unable any longer to sustain riages proceeding to the theatres, and myself, and perceiving that I was near in the very street where there was my dwelling, I entered my house ; one. I should have been crushed in but not without a dreadfulagitation the mob if some one bad not seized of my heart. I demanded where my ine by the arm and told me of my son was; they replied that he was

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