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gust of wind; and when the clouds of The primrose pale from Dyfrain vale, Autumn withheld their accustomed tri
Through spring shall sweetly bloom,-
And here I ween the evergreen bule, she did not forget to water them.
Shall shed its death perfume; Summer and winter, day and night, The branching tree of rosemary sun-shine and rain, were all alike to The sweet thyme shall conceal, Deva : she appeared equally insensible But both shall wave above the grave to each, as she sat upon a stone, which
Of gallant Walter Sele. her own hand had placed at the head
They brand with shame my true-love's name, of the grave, and sang her favourite And call him traitor vile, and never varying dirty of
Who dar'd disclose to Charlie's foes,
The secret postern aisle.
But tbo' alas that fatal pass
The traitor dar'd reveal,
He ne'er betray'd his maniac maid,
My gallant Walter Sele.
Reader, if thou believest not the This little mound encircles round
above account, search, I beseech thee, A heart that once could feel, For none possess'd a warmer breast,
the pages of history, and be convinced Than gallant Walter Sele.
- for once of the truth of Tradition !
TALES OF A TRAVELLER.) The Atheneum has been instrumental, by its extracts, in bringing into view in this country the English Magazines. We wish pow to bring into notice, because we have just received, Irving's Tales of a Traveller. No. I. contains the six Strange Stories of the Nervous Gentleman ; and we shall take that liberty given to all periodicals, and we bope without infringing on the copy-right, to extract a few pages by way of calling the public attention to the book. It is printed similar to the Sketch-Book, and will have four parts.
vir..MY grandfather was a bold dra- was kept by storms and head winds for goon, for it's a profession, d'ye see,that three long days, and the divil of a jolly has run in the family. All my foresath- companion or pretty face to comfort ers have been dragoons and died upon me. Well, as I was saying, my grandthe field of honour except myself, and father was on his way to England, or I hope my posterity may be able to say rather Osten d—no matter which, it's the same ; however, I don't mean to all the same. So one evening, towards be vainglorious. Well, my grandfath- nightfall, he rode jollily into Bruges.er, as I said, was a bold dragoon, and Very like you all know Bruges, gentlehad served in the Low Countries. In
inen, a queer, old-fashioned Flemish fact, he was one of that very army, town, once, they say, a great place for which, according to my uncle Toby, trade and money-making, in old times, “ swore so terribly in Flanders.” He when the Mynlieers were in their glo. could swear a good stick himself; and, ry; but almost as large and as empty moreover, was the very man that in- as an Irishman's pocket at the present troduced the doctrine Corporal Trim day. Well, gentlemen, it was the time mentions, of radical heat and radical of the annual fair. All Bruges was moisture; or in other words, the mode crowded ; and the canals swarned of keeping out the damps of ditch wa with Dutch boats, and the streets ter by burnt brandy, Be that as it swarmed with Dutch merchants; and may, it's nothing to the purport of my there was hardly any getting along for story. I only tell it to show you that goods, wares, and merchandises, and my grandfather was a man not easily peasants in big breeches, and women to be humbugged. He had seen ser. in half a score of petticoats. vice; or, according to his own phrase, My grandfather rode jollily along, in " he had seen the divil”—and that's his easy slashing way, for he was a saying every thing.
saucy, sunshiny fellow-staring about Well, gentlemen, my grandfather him at the motley crowd, and the old was on bis way to England, for which houses with gable ends to the street and he intended to embark at 'Ostend ;- storks' nests on the chimneys; winkbad luck to the place for one where I ing at the ya vrouws who showed their
faces at the windows, and joking the tiller of Geneva from Schiedam, sat: women right and left in the street; all smoking on the other, and the bottleof whom laughed, and took it in ana- nosed lost stood in the door, and the zing good part ; for though he did not comely hostess, in crimped cap, beside know a word of their language, yet he him ; and the hostess' daughter,a plump had always a knack of making himself Flemish lass, with long golden pendants understood among the women. in her ears, was at a side window.
Well, gentlemen, it being the time of “ Humph !” said the rich burgher the annual fair, all the town was crow- of Antwerp, with a sulky glance at the ded; every inn and tavern full, and my stranger. grandfather applied in vain from one “ Der duyvel !" said the fat little to the other for admittance. At length distiller of Schiedam. he rode up to an old racketiy inn that The landlord saw with the quick looked ready to fall to pieces and which glance of a publican that the new guest all the rats would have run away from, was not at all at all, to the taste of the if they could have found room in any old ones ; and to tell the truth, he did other house to put their heads. It was not himself like my grandfather's saucy just such a queer building as you see in ' eye. He shook his head—Not a garDutch pictures, with a tall roof that ret in the house but was full.” reached up into the clouds ; and as ma “Not a garret !” echoed the landlady. ny garrets, one over the other, as the “Not a garret !" echoed the daugbter. seven heavens of Mahomet.--Nothing The burgher of Antwerp and the had saved it from tumbling down, but little distiller of Schiedam continued to a stork's nest on the chimney, which smoke their pipes sullenly, eyed the always brings good lock to a house in enemy askance from under their broad the Low Countries ; and at the very hats, but said nothing. time of my grandfather's arrival, there My grandfather was not a man to be were two of these long-legged birds of brow-beaten. He threw the reins on grace,standing like ghosts on the chim- his horse's neck, cocked his hat on one ney top. Faith, but they've kept the side, stuck one arm akimbo, slapped house on its legs to this very day; for his broad thigh with the other handyou may see it any time you pass “ Faith and troth !” said he,“ but through Bruges, as it stands there yet; I'll sleep in this house this very night!" only it is turned into a brewery-a My grandfather had on a tight pair brewery of strong Flemish beer ; at of buckskins—the slap went to the least it was so when I came that way landlady's heart. after the battle of Waterloo.
lle followed up the vow by jumping My grandfather eyed the house cu- off his horse, and making his way past riously as he approached. It might the staring Mynheers into the public not altogether have struck liis fancy, roon.-Nay be you've been in the bar had he noi seen in large letters over room of an old Flemish inn-faith, but the door,
a handsome chamber it was as you'd HEER VERKOOPT MAN GOEDEN DRANK. wish to see ; with a brick floor, a great
My grandfather had learnt enough fire place, with the whole bible history of the language to know that the sign in glazed tiles ; and then the mantlepromised good liquor. “ This is the piece, pitching itself head foremost out honse for me," said he, stopping short of the wall, with a whole regiment of before the door.
cracked tea-pots and earthen jugs paraThe sudden appearance of a dash- ded on it : not to mention half a dozen ing dragoon was an event in an old inn, great Delst platters hung about the frequented only by the peaceful sons room by way of pictures; and the little of trafick. A rich burgher of Ant- bar in one corner, and the bouncing werp, a stately ample man, in a broad bar maid inside of it with a red calico Flemish hat, and who was the great cap and yellow ear drops. man and the great patron of the estab. My grandfather snapped his fingers lishment, sat smoking a clean long pipe over his head, as he cast an eye round on one side of the door ; a fat lule dis- the room : Faith, this is the very
house I've been looking after," said he. At supper my grandfather took - There was some farther show of re- command of the table d'hôte as sistance on the part of the garrison, but though he had been at home; helped my grandfather was an old soldier, and every body, not forgetting himself ;an Irishman to boot, and not easily re- talked with every one, whether he unpulsed, especially after he had got into derstood their language or not; and the fortress. So he blarney'd the land- made his way into the intimacy of the lord, kissed the landlord's wife, tickled rich burgher of Antwerp, who had nethe landlord's daughter, chucked the ver been known to be sociable with bar maid under the chin ; and it was any one during his life. In fact, he reagreed on all hands that it would be a volutionized the wbole establishment, thousand pities, and a burning shame and gave it such a rouse, that the very into the bargain to turn such a bold house reeled with it. He outsat every dragoon into the streets. So they laid one at table excepting the little fat disibeir heads together, that is to say, my tiller of Schiedam, who sat soaking for grandfather and the landlady, and it a long time before he broke forth; but was at length agreed to accommodate when he did, he was a very devil in. him with an old chamber that had for carnate. He took a violent affection some time been shut up.
for my grandfather : so they sat drink“ Some say it's haunted !” whisper- ing, and smoking, and telling stories, ed the landlord's daughter, “but you're and singing Dutch and Irish songs, a bold dragoon, and I dare say don't without understanding a word each othfear ghosts."
er said, until the little Hollander was “ The divil a bit !" said my grande fairly swampt with his own gin and father, pinching her plump cheek ;water, and carried off to bed, whoop “ but if I should be troubled by ghosts, ing and hiccuping, and trolling the burI've been to the Red sea in my time, then of a Low Dutch love song, and have a pleasant way of laying Well, gentlemen, my grandfather them, my darling !”
was shown to his quarters, up a huge And then he whispered something staircase, composed of loads of hewn to the girl which made her laugh, and timber, and through long rigmarole give him a good-humoured box on the passages, hung with blackened paintear. In short, there was nobody knew ings of fruit, and fish, and game, and better how to make his way among country frolicks, and huge kitchens, the petticoats than my grandfather. and portly burgomasters, such as you
In a little while, as was his usual see about old-fashioned Flemish inns, way, he took complete possession of till at length he arrived at his room. the house ; swaggering all over it : An old-times chamber it was, sure into the stable to look after his horse ; enough, and crowded with all kinds of into the kitchen to look after liis sup- trumpery. It looked like an infirmaper. He had something to say or to ry for decayed and superannuated furdo with every one ; smoked with the niture ; where every thing diseased Dutchmen ; drank with the Germans; and disabled was sent to nurse, or to be slapped the men on the shoulders, tick- forgotten. Or rather, it might have led the women under the ribs :-never been taken for a general congress of since the days of Ally Croaker had old legitimate moveables, where every such a rattling blade been seen. The kind and country had a representative. landlord stared at him with astonish- No two chairs were alike : such high ment; the landlord's daughter bung backs and low backs, and leather bother head and giggled whenever he toms and worsted bottoms, and straw came near ; and as he turned his back bottoms, and no bottoms; and cracked and swaggered along, bis tight jacket marble tables with curious carved legs, setting off bis broad shoulders and holding balls in their claws, as though plump buckskins, and his long sword they were going to play at nipepins. trailing by his side, the maids whisper My grandfather made a bow to the ed to one another, -"What a proper motley assemblage as he entered, and man !"
having undressed himself, placed his
light in the fire place, asking pardon of listened. It seemed as if someone the tongs, which seemed to be making was trying to hom a tune in defiance love to the shovel in the chimney cor- of the asthma. He recollected the rener, and whispering soft nonsense in port of the room's being haunted ; but
he was no believer in ghosts. So he The rest of the guests were by this pushed the door ajar, and peeped in. time sound asleep; for your Mynheers Egad, gentlemen, there was a gamare huge sleepers. The house maids, bol carrying on within enough to have one by one, crept up yawning to their astonished Št. Anthony. atticks, and not a female head in the
By the light of the fire he saw a pale inn was laid on a pillow that night, weažen-faced fellow in a long flannel without dreaming of the Bold Dragoon. gown and a tall white nightcap with a
My grandfather, for his part, got in- tassel to it, who sat by the fire, with a to bed, and drew over him one of those bellows under his arm by way of baggreat bags of down, under which they pipe, from which he forced the asth. smother a man in the Low Countries; matical music that had bothered my and there he lay, melting between two grandfather. As be played, too, he feather beds, like an anchovy sandwich kept twitching about with a thousand between two slices of toast and butter. queer contortions; nodding his head and He was a warm complexioned man, bobbing about his tasselled night-cap. and this smothering played the very My grandfather thought this very deuce with him. So, sure enough, in odd, and mighty presumptuous, and a little while it seemed as if a legion of was about to demand what business be imps were twitching at him, and all the had to play his wind instrument in anoblood in his veins was in fever heat. ther gentleman's quarters, when a new
He lay still, however, until all the cause of astonishment met his eye.house was quiet, excepting the snoring From the opposite side of the room a of the Mynheers from the different long-backed,bandy-legged chair, coverchambers; who answered one another ed with leather, and studded all over in in all kinds of tones and cadences, like a coxcomical fashion with little brass so many bull-frogs in a swamp. The nails, got suddenly in motion ; thrust quieter the house became, the more une out first a claw foot, then a crooked quiet becaine my grandfather. He was: arm, and at length, inaking a leg, slided ed warmer and warmer, until at length gracefully up to an easy chair, of tarthe bed became too hot to hold him. nished brocade, with a hole in its bot.
“ May be the maid had warmed it tom, and led it gallantly out in a ghosttoo much ?" said the curious gentleman ly minuet about the floor. inquiringly.
The musician now played fiercer “ I rather think the contrary,” re- and fiercer, and bobbed his head and plied the Irishman. “ But be that as it his nightcap about like mad. By demay,it grew tov hotfor my grandfather.” grees the dancing mania seemed to
• Faith there's no standing this any seize upon all the other pieces of furnilonger," says he ; so he jumped out of ture. The antique, long-bodied chairs bed and went strolling about the house. paired off in couples and led down a
“What for ?" said the inquisitive country dance; a three-legged stool gentlemen.
· danced a hornpipe, though horribly “ Why, to cool himself to be sure," puzzied by its supernumerary leg ;replied the other, “ or perhaps to find while the amorous tongs seized the shoa more comfortable bed-or perhaps vel round the waist, and whirled it -but no matter what he went for-he about the room in a German waltz. In never mentioned ; and there's no use short, all the moveables got in motion, in taking up our time in conjecturing.” capering about; pirouetting, hands
Well, my grandfather had been for acrost, right and left, like so many desome time absent from his room, and vils, all except a great clothes press, was returning perfecily cool, when just which kept curtesying and curtesying, as he reached the door be heard a like a dowager, in one corner, in exquistrange noise within. He paused and site time to the music; being either too
corpulent to dance, or perhaps at a loss such garments as they first laid hands for a partner.
on ; but all in a terrible hurry to see My grandfather concluded the latter what the devil was to pay in the chamto be the reason ; so, being, like a true ber of the bold dragoon. Irishman, devoted to the sex, and at My grandfather related the marvelall times ready for a frolick, he bounced lous scene he bad witnessed, and the into the room, calling to the musician prostrate clothes press, and the broken to strike ap “ Paddy O'Rafferty," ca- handles, bore testimony to the fact.pered up to the clothes-press and seiz- There was no contesting such evidence; ed upon two handles to lead her out : particularly with a lad of my grandfa-When, whizz !- the whole revel ther's complexion, who seemed able to was at an end. The chairs, tables, make good every word either with tongs, and shovel slunk in an instant sword or shillelah. So the landlord as quietly into their places as if nothing scratched his head and looked silly, as had happened ; and the musician van- he was apt to do when puzzled. The ished up the chimney, leaving the bel- landlady scratched—no, she did not lows behind him in his hurry. My scratch her head,--but she knit her brow, grandfather found himself seated in and did not seen half pleased with the middle of the floor, with the clothes the explanation. But the landlady's press sprawling before him, and the daughter corroborated it, by recollecttwo handles jerked off and in his hands. ing that the last person who had dwelt
4 Then after all, this was a mere in that chamber was a famous juggler dream !" said the inquisitive gentleman. who had died of St. Vitus's dance, and
« The divil a bit of a dream !” re no doubt had infected all the furniture. plied the Irishman : “there never This set all things to rights, particuwas a truer fact in the world. Faith, larly when the chambermaids declared I should have liked to see any man that they had all witnessed strange tell my grandfather it was a dream." carryings on in that room ;_and as
Well, gentlemen, as the clothes they declared this “upon their honpress was a nighty beavy body, and ours,” there could not remain a doubt my grandfather likewise, particularly upon the subject. in rear, you may easily suppose two “ And did your grandfather go to such heavy bodies coming to the bed again in that room ?” said the inground would make a bit of a noise.- quisitive gentleman. Faith, the old mansion shook as though That's nore than I tell. Where it had mistaken it for an earthquake.- he passed the rest of the night was a The whole garrison was alarmed. The secret he never disclosed. landlord, who slept just below, hurried though he had seen much service, he up with a candle to inquire the cause, was but indifferently acquainted with but with all his haste his daughter had geography, and apt to make travels horried to the scene of uproar before about inns at nights, that it would have him. The landlord was followed by puzzled him sadly to account for in the the landlady, who was followed by the morning. bouncing bar maid, who was followed
“ Was he ever apt to walk in his by the simpering chambermaids all sleep?" said the knowing old gentleman. holding together as well as they could, Never that I heard of.
sant, and asked a reward for conjuring In the department of the Drome, a the danger which threatened his cattle. woman was lately killed under the ex- He treated her pretensions with insult. traordinary impression that she was a Soon after he lost some cattle, and his witch. This woman was paid by the wife and children fell ill. He immedipeasants for telling them good fortune, ately ascribed these calamities to the or for abstaining from doing them supernatural influence of the hag ; but harm. She went to the farm of a pea- so far from being terrified at her pow