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Madison Express (Newspaper) - September 19, 1840, Madison, Wisconsin and BY WILLIAM Wi WYMAN. VOLtTMB 1. MADISON, WISCONSIN From the Lady's Amaranth. LEOPOLD KOMAKSKIt EXILED POLE. BY WILLIAM F. IN the concatenation of events which make up a history, there are so many oc- which, by the help of fiction, niny be portrayed in stronger and more vivid colors, that numerous writers, in or- der to render their productions more ac- ceptable and interesting to a marvelous. loving world, venture to indulge in hyper- bole, and frequently do not scruple to vio- late evrn truth itself; but how fascim.ting soever the work may be, it affords but little satisfaction after the perusal ot it, to think that scarcely u word of what has been read with no much avidity is true and though the imagination of the reader may soar w that of the author, and tho croato pictures various and dolight- tul, ft will bo allowed by every one of cundour and erudition, that descriptions ot the bCfiits of real life, on account of their solidity and truth, have a vast pre- eminence over the best productions of the moat brilliant fancy. In the writing of the follow ing story especial care has been taken that nothing fictitious is introduced, ns it is prcMimed that it will be found to possess sufficient interest without the aid of romance and, accordingly, throughout the narrative there will be a strict adher- ence to verity. That a complete history of the hero of our tale mny be presented to ihe re.idur, it will necessary to date his career from the time when every human being becomes an accountable intelligence when the mind receives power to disc rim. inute between what is right and whut is nor will it be needful to begin at anearlicrepocb.for notwithstanding many incidents in iv occur in the early childhood, and even in the infancy ol some persons, n sketch of which would be fouud highly interesting, it is seldom that we discover till that age at which a child becomes a thinking responsible being, the develop- ni( nt of any traits of chaiacter that may be pronounced ai indicative of what the future course of life may or any so re- ni.irkuble as to be worth a delineation. Ant< crd'-nt to theponningofan account of the eventful and adventurous life ot 'Tcopokl Konarski, it may bo to take a concise survey of his genealogy. From time immemori.il, had his ancestors blazed as bright and shining lights of the Polish nation, and ever had they occupied highest places among the moat illus- trious of their country. Independently ot the honors they inherited from their forefathers, by being of noble extraction, our hero's immediate predecessors gained lasting rrnown by tho distinguished bra- rv tlioj tho wed in the frequent, but un buccessful, struggles of their unfortunate countrvmen for freedom and rights; in nmner.ible were the proofs they gave of their ardent and exulted patriotism, and palpably their astonishing and daunt- less intrcpi lity demonstrate that they were fully entitled to a namo among the most daring and valiant, that ever poised the lance or drew the sword. Vain would it be to search the page of histoay fen, slances of nobler and mold.deaerving val- our, tlian s-uino of those wliich occurred in 1791. In their persevering and rt-solute efforts to repulse their oppressors, whose superior numbers overpowered their mere liaiulttiiSjiind cut to pieces the finest troops in thu uorld, the sons of Puland evinced that tlioy were wholly br-nt either to re- gain their former stations among tho na- tions of the earth, or pour out their life's blood in a gallant defence of their bclovct country. The birth of (he individual whose his tory v ill constitute our narrative, took place at Havsvn, in tho spring ot the year 1 312. It was" at this time that Napoleon impelled bv his unbounded ambition, was ruMiiiig on vith irresistiblo impetuosity towards the acme of military fame, ant causing th-i whole world to be filled with astonishuu nt at bis unparalleled victories, and to with apprehensions of what might b? the result ot' his miraculous sue while many of the European pow crs judiciously combined their forces to effect the destruction of so dangerous a man. Little did this- great unrivallet gc-nrral ii.iagme, as he led forward hi victorious troops, and marshalled them un
bated and disgraced. Stimulated by the encouragement given i lim by his parents, and fired with an in- j ense longing to figure in the coming irugglc for freedom, Leopold decided in ill the ardor of youth to join the ranks of bis hrave countrymen, who were rising n every part of the land, so eager were hey to meet the common foo. On the eve of his departure from the parental he met with his father and mother, o receive their benediction. It waa a olemn and affecting scene; the hoary leads of those who had cherished him rom infancy, and instilled into his youth- ul mind principles of virtue and honor, nciting him by their inculcations to deeds of greatness, w ere bowed upon his bosom, u hile tears of parental love flowed copi- ously down their furrowed cheeks. said they, "dear and only if thou >erish in defence of thy country, our last igh shall be for thee, and our latest breath shall bo spent in prayer for thy spirit's everlasting rtst." Leopold, full of enthusiasm and cour- age, affectionately embraced his esteemed parents, and sworo that the grievances of liis nation should be redressed, and that lie would perish on the battle-field, or re- turn uilh glory. The next morning, he prepared to take leave of all ho Held dear. Julia, a lovely being to whom he had bo. came ardently attached, presented him with a ring from one of her delicate and beautiful fingers, which, she Haiti, should act as a talisman to guide and protect him in the hour of danger, and which hejshoufi) look upon amid the din of battle, and be reminded of her eternal love and constan- cy. She wept with joy at the prospect of Ilis coming back victorious, his brow en- circled with the wreath of conquest; and falteringly did her quivering beautiful lips pronounce the protestation, that if he re- turned not alive, her orisons should ascend his behalf, and her tears bedew his grave till their souls were united in Heav- en. At the threshold of his father's house, a little group had assembled, to take what in the sequel proved to have been a last farewell of the universally beloved Leop- old. The faithful domestics wept, to think that in all probafiilily they should never behold the face of their respected young master again while his separation from those to whom his very soul was knit, presented a scene indescribably painful. The affectionate grasp of th( parting kindly look, ns though they had been the last, would have moved a heart steeled by the most rigid stoicism. Leopold vowed to his affianced Julia that neither the thundorings of the artillery, nor the revelry of tho camp, fhould ever cnuso him to forget her ho clasped in his arms each of his aged parents, and manfully stifling his conflicting emotions, sprung upon his awaiting chaiger, and tie- parted. In company with a band of Podolia and Ukraine patriots, who voweci vengeance on their enemies, Leopold left the place of his nativity. The squadron assembled at the beautiful town of Teplil, in Podolia, their number amounting to about two hun- dred from thence they depart- ed for Krasnosiolka, amid the deafening and reiterated shouts of the peasantry, who exclaimed, "God assist those whose cause is a good one On their reaching Krosix aiolka, they found a great many companies, which, united, constituted a body of two thousand men, with unanimity of spirit, and hearts thirsting for fecdom. A few days after their arrival, the Polish troops were an- noycd by a Russian regiment. under Gen- eral Szeremotiefl', from the opposite side of tho river Doh, near which, and in a very picturesque spot, Krasncsiolka is sit- uated. The Russians, perceiving that it was the fixed determination of their op- ponents to cross the river, in order to give them battle, relinquished their attempt at prevention, and under cover of night dis- appeared. On the day follow ing. the pat- riot forces slowly marched towards Qra- now, at which place they remained about two days, and then with hearts full of joy, directed their slops to Daszow. As soon as they approached the city, they were unexpectedly attacked by tho enemy, un- er with a donation, and immediately pro- ceeded to the village, where they defeated several squadron of the Russian, lancers, under the same general that endeavored to prevent their crossing the Boh, ing the Leopold ac' a coqlnesa and an fi have dono honor to the most experienced veteran frequently did hU prowess cajl forth the admiration of bis equally valiant comrades. At the expiration of four days, the de- tachment of patriots, of which Leopold waa one, entered Obodne with only eighty horsett, the rest having fallen on the way through exhaustion, as the Poles had quickened their march, on being informed that a Russian brigade was in pursuit of them. Notwithstanding their treat fa- tigue, the devoted Poles were suddenly a- roused and put on the alert, hy the open- ing roar of cannon. They were for some time at a loss to discover from whence the sound proceeded but on looking a- rouod, they perceived on a white horse a Russian colonel, riding towards them at full speed from his encampment, which lay in view. When within thirty yards ef the Polish company, he halted and hav- in said sarcasticly, "Gentlemen, we in- vite you to he turned the head of his horse, and ere his insolence could be punished, with the swiftness of an ar- row returned to his troops, who mustered about six hundred strong. About fifteen minutes after this occur- rence, a most bloody contest took place, in which the Poles were victorious, their numbers having been somewhat increased by files from neighboring places, who had herd the noise of the artillery. The strug- gle lasted half an hour, at the end of which time, the whole of the Russian of- ficers, men, horses, guns, and amunition, were in the possession of the patriots, who offered thanks to heaven for their signal doliverance. The Poles had nothing but small arms, while the enemy had two field pieces. Thus far the cause of the Poles had flourished, and though they were often re- pulsed, ever did these true lovers of liber- ty rally their little forces and return to the charge with augmented vigor; as their brave spirits were cheered Jay the glorious hope, that through their efforts their country might yet be redeemed. As it is totally unnecessary, in order to continue the history of our hero, that we should writo an account of each of the nu- merous engagements which happened he- twoeflithejJPoles and the Russian troops, we wflr'p'aas op last grand and deci- sive battle, tke melancholy issue of which forevcfebjasted the prosperity of the three unhappy thnt had While singing songs in celebratien of their recent conquests, the patriot columns being constantly on move, arrived within a short distance of the smalt vil- lage of Mayden, and alighted from their horses. Having in some measure recruit- ed their received orders from the officer, commanding, again to mount, and to advance towards the village. Mayden is situated in tho midst of a wood, and has but one street, which is so narrow as not to admit six horses abreast: the Polish troops therefore entered the vil- lage four abreast. An ingress had barely commenced, when these ill-fated men were surprised by the roaring of artil- lery in their rear; they little thought the foe was approximate, and their aston- ishment can ba more easily conceived than described but not a moment was to be lost, they immediately wheeled and confronted the adversary, whose number was about ten thousand, while theirs was only nino hundred. Leopold in this final struggle, evinced the most undaunted valor, and resolved to fulfil his promise, that he would either re- turn homo laurelled as a victor or perish on the field of strife. It will be proper to mention one instance in which he showed uncommon bravery. Five of the Russian lancers attacked him simultaneously, two of whom he by hia surprising adroitness laid dead on the spot; the three remain ing would doubtless have quickly des- patched him, had it not been for the time- ly arrival of a friend, who through the smoke and dust of battle had perceived the imminent danger of Leopojd, and has- tened to his rescue: one of the lancers was shot, and the two that were left, fled and escaped. In this unequal contest, Leopold received three wounds which for- tunately were not so severe as to be mor- tal. At the same time the battle contin- ued to rage with unabated fury often were thr Poles repulsed by the fearful su periority with which they had to con tend -t but the frequent, spirit-stirring buz- IAS which burst from their ranks inspirec enoh heart with fresh courage, and causec them with renewed energy to return to tht combat. The sanguinary conflict lasted several hours, but ultimately the unfortu- nate Poles overwhelmed by numbers, were compelled to fly in all directioae. Being pursued hy the enemyt a detach ment to which Leopold adhered, cresset the boundary, and entered the Austrian dominions, in order to save themselres from utter destruction, and hoping tha the enemy would take some other direc- der the command of General Rot. The number of the Russians being treble that of the Poles, the latter, after fighting bravely for nearly four were pbli. ged to make a retreat, which they did in great disorder, towards the village of Tew- row. On their way an old female pauper, whom they stopped and enquired whither she was the fact that spies were traversing country is wo- man's attire, in order to watch their ments with aw.Owned cion. The old beggar informed Potat that she had seen a imnbet of soldien whom Russians. Upon receiving thin M gence, tfie patriots by which circumst-inces they could have on opportunity to increase their number and again rendering themselves uwfnl to their country; but contrary to what the; hoped for, they were ordered to lay down their weapons, their horses were taken from them, and themselves transported to ,pf Cfcortkowi whew tney ware encompassed by a large quantity of Aui trian who, having previously load ed their rquskets in cage any resistance I be forced injoa, they wera cjgflfpfljjtljr fnrr day. Thus were thi b -a1 Poles reduced to th meat pitiable "trtua tion. After a confinement of three months in ,the Castle, they weje removed by the barbarous governra mt of Austria like a herd of sheep to 4 'zernowitz, and from far as Hi ngary. For nearly a year theywere aubj> ct to so cruel and bos- tile treatment; fre- uently liable to hun- ger, weariness and i most painful dejec- tion of spirits, whi :h combined to make life irksome in the extreme. The Aus- trians seemingly ho i forgotten the valua- able services the P jles bad formely done them; they appear :d not to remember the siege of Vienna which took place in 1683, and the gal ant conduct of John who by and bravery successfully repulsed and exterminated the numerous arm of Ottomans, and thereby saved Euro >e from all the calam- ities and horrors consequent on a Tur- kish invasion. Th3se things were not thought of, and the efugeea were dragged about Austria and i npriaoned in various places. However, on their retnrn to Czernowitz, a largf number of the Poles were redeemed by enerous Austrian cit- izens but a heavj penalty would be in- curred, should any c f them escape. For- tunately, tho freec om of Leopold was purchased by a mot t worthy man named Ritter, who becanv a security for him, and having deposit! d a large sum of mon- ey, look Leopold to his house, which was about eight mile from Czernowitz, and situated in the village of Bo- beizty which was his property. On tha way to h 3 new abode, Leopold evinced so much jo at hia good fortune, and appeared so interesting a youth, that the noble Austrian, without asking for an account of his pac t adventures, aisured jeopold that whi) 3 under hia roof, he tould be treated a: one of his own fami- Mr. Ritter had t .vo sons named Alex- nder and Isydor, i nd a daughter whose ame was Rosana. With unfeigned de- ght, was the hat less young Pole wel- omed by them to heir father's ieing thus happiU situated, Leopold for time forg t his i nfortunate, dependant ondition, though there were seasons hen in spite of tin comforts with which e was surrounded, his spirits were much epressed. He w is now no longer able o serve his beloved country the distance >etwuen him and hi' parents and other re- ations, was very g eat: thoughts of such lings could not b it cause the most op- ressive melancholy, and he frequently .ole out from the g ly and cheerful family f Mr. Ritter, and h .ving entered the beau- ful and shady gro 'e near the house, and eated himself ben' ath a spreading tree, e indulged in a gloomy reverie. He lought of Julia! ;las! all that beloved were far away. Excepting the t me he spent with hia oung companion', the countenance of jeopold constant! r wore a melancholy ppearance. Wh .t was his situation he was little better tht n a slave; for although ie might have esci ped, a thousand times o his home, the la vs of honor prevented im from doing He could not be so ungr.iteful as to a juae the generosity of rtr. Rirter who had acted so nobly towards lim, and he was herefore compelled to indure his bondage with patinca and re- ignation. Roaana Ritter was a most amiable roung lady of the i go of seventeen. She lad often obsorvec the drooping of Leo- >old's spirits, and onged to console him; tutas it would hav: been an infringement of maidenly modes y for her to offer com- miseration upon thjir brief acquaintance, he could do no mo -e than pity in her feei- ng heart ths unfi rtunate stranger, who was so fur from f tends and home, and sympathize with him. Whenever the >eautiful eyes of R isana met those of Leo- raid, a slight blush would tinge her lovely :heek, which palp; bly showed that some- lung more than th 3 mere pity of her gen- erous nature prom >ted her to feel an in- erest in him. Tl a truth is, Rosana Rit- :er had become sti ingly attached to Leo- lold, but her diffidf nee and modesty would lot allow her to di iclosu the fact: by her actions, however, it might have been aeen hat the affection i it him, was rapidly in- creasing. Was Leopold in need of any hing, it was through her immediately supplied. Servan a were at his com- mand, and he wan ed nothing. Being in a struuge though riendly house, Leopold did not through d ;licacy, accept all the rs thnt were iffered him by Rosana. Fits refusals painer her, and she would of- ten be led to em uire within heraelf, if such attentions frt m another would be al- so rejected. At ti nes she wept and wish- ed she could meet him in some secluded place, where their conversation would meet no mortal ar, and where unseen and unheard, shot light unburden her soul to tha one she love d. Roaana had bee a cast in nature's love- ft mould; her form was beautifully her 1; rge, dark anil express- ive eyea shone lilt two of the brightest gems that ever or lamented a kingly dia- dem while the r iven tresses that hung down to ber gra seful and snow-white neck, contrasted admirably with tho fairness of her esc uiaitely formed The beautiful apj earance of this lovely being together wi h her unassuming mein and purity of cht racier, made her a fit object of love ant admiration, tftot with- out ihe vanity of lersex, the feelings of pold's apartment and request the pleasure ot his company, an hour which was namod. Leopold, though extremely dif- fident, had too much politeness to send back a refusal, ami promised to be in 'lie parlor Kt tho time appointed. On his on. tcring the room, he found Rosana already- there; slightly colouring, she remarked that the evening was exceedingly beauti- ful, and enquired if Leopold felt inclined to take a promenade, adding, that if it were agreeable to him to do so, she should derive much pleasure from enjoying with him, the salubrious air of so lovely an hour. Leopold expressed himself as sirous of acting agreeably to her wiibes, and said that it would ever give him groat delight to tender his humbUi services, if they could in any degree increase her h.tp- piness. Rosana paid with a sweet smile the gallant declarations which had just been uttered to her, and accordingly, pre- parations were made for the intended ram. ble. As they sauntered along inhaling the cool and refreshing evening breeze, which seemed to invigorate nature, that had be- come invalidated by the oppressive h mt of the day, neither Roaana nor Leopold for some time spoke, but both wore silent, and seemingly in melancholy moods: the former, however, at length broke silence, and assuming a tone of gaiety, enquired, why Leopold was so se- date and gloomy, adding that his pensive- ness had imparted to her, feelings of a similar natun Leopold replied, that his spirits were depressed by thoughts of home. Rosana sympathetically took him by the hand, and entreated him to dispel every dark cloud from his mind, and hope that the future would unfold to him days of happiness and prosperity. "JVy prayers, said she, "shall ascend in your behalf, to the throne on high be content with the situation in which an All.wise Creator has placed his unfathom- able wisdom, he has chosen to visit you with affliction; he cannot then re- signed; and if there be any validity in my humble petitions, for you shall they be of- fered up." Leopold assured her that he duly appreciated her great kinkness and feeling, and could not find words to ex press his thanks for her unmerited fa- vors. Rosana tenderly wept. She im- plored him to banish every thought that would have the least tendency to decrease his happiness. "Let me persuade said she, "to be content; and if you be so hapless as never again to behold your be- loved parents nor your sister, my father and mother will receive and protect you as their son, and I will take the office, of a Although she expressed herself as de- sirous of adopting Leopold as a brother, in case any event should prevent his re- turn to his relations, other feelings reign- ed in the breast of Rosana, which her vir- tuous modesty would not permit her to dis- close. She had long cherished a love for the exiled Pole, because he was unfortu- nate, and that love was pure and deeply rooted. Leopold did not imagine that the attentions of Rosana arose from any thing but her amiable and generous nature and even hod he been aware that her af- fections were placed upon him, reciproca- tion would have been almost impossible, for he knew that one whose ring was in his possessessin hod a right to hitt tenderest and most constant love. He could not forget while that token was with him, the bestower of it, and neither the lapse of time, nor change of scene could ever e- of ardently attached to i After va- rious methods bad ratortijtl to, she was with difficulty :afl her fond were life was irksome, and she longed foil the hand of death to end her aaguiakr t aha retired to her department, and when' hidden from mortal view, team streamed in floods from her lovely eyee at the bitter thought, that her first while yet Ike bud had been eternally onuhed. One evening Mr. Ritter tent B servant to Leopold, requesting an interview with him, and when he had oomv, informed the young Polander of tho unhappy mutation (hat wae about to take place in hia cir- cumstances, Dismay at first seized him, were injt red by the seeming in difference with v hlch Leopold appeared to treat her aften tons, and being some-' what diiquioted b' the of apa- thy which he 'mat ifested totraMs her, she duly fought known'to him had kng 'ehertte tn. lue-aMved, to make Action she rase from his- mind, recollections the last painfully pleasing momenta he spent with his adored though distant Ju- lia. Leopold was frequently asked by Alex- ander and Isydor Ritter, to ride with them. He always accepted their im ita tions but this pleasant recreation did not dissipate the cloud which in spite of every effort to destroy it, hung over bis He had been waiting for a long period with intense anxiety to hear the issuo ol the war. When the news reached hi n ol the taking of Warsaw by the Russians, it caused hia heart to die as it were with- in him he was well aware that the lasl ray of hope for the prosperity of hia an.For. ing country had now expired. As soon as it was ascertained in Aus- tria, that the Revolutionary war in Poland had terminated in the complete overthrow of every effort her sons had made to vanqu'b the tyrannical enemy, the government is- sued a proclamation, commanding ton t all these polish refugees whose liberty had been procured by means of bail, should be taken to the Capitols of the several states in which they lived. Leopold being one of the number, was necessarily bound to obey the arbitrary mandate, and Mr. Ritter, when the painful information was brought him, deeply felt for the multiplied unhap- piness of one who had become to him as his own child. But he could not act in opposition to the government, and, Kow- might be. he found must speedily take pjacu be. jephlmSmd his adopted aon. To Leo- pold, Mr. Ritter dicfnot communicate th sad tidings, but to hia family he niade known every particular, and each member sincerely commiserated the unfortunate Pole, who they supposed would be sent with his fellow-sufferers to Russia, and either sentenced to endure an ignomini- ous death, or condemned to perpetual bondage in the Siberian mines where the gloriduslfgnt of day is never seen, and to which thousands of his countrymen had had beeii batriMHed to linger in wretched, new till death terminated their miserable 'Rosalia received so sevore a .blow on hea'ringlthat she was BO soon to btd adieu to the one site tender a regard, that nature stink ft it, felt Mttsehm t0 His the astonishment 'and alarm of who wondered.what doqld; they1 Were1., gfflt W we ntvt taat Rosalia, haq be'1 and the manly countenance of Leopold underwent a slight change, but that change was only momentary, for he had a brave heart, and as his face resumed its wonted aspect, he stoutly determined to meet his fate, whatever it might be with unflinching fortitude. He warmly thank- ed Mr. Ritter for the unbounded paternal kindness he had shown him, and said he should ever remember it with feelings of the deepest gratitude. The noble Austrian affectionately pressing Leopold's hand, declared, that he had done no more than it was his duty to do, and added, "you may stay with me two weeks longer, and when you depart from under my roof, may God guide and protect you." He could no rolled down his cheeks. Leopold too was much affected, and could not refrain from weeping at the overpow. ering goodness of his worthy While Mr. Ritter and Leopold were to. gether, Roaana entered the room, and ob- serving the gloom which overspread the visage of the latter, she conjectured that her father had communicated to him the melancholy intelligence, that he must de- whither! thought she, whither will he go 1 perhaps to to the executioner! she knew Leopold's delicate sensibility, and was aware that he keenest panga muat then tear his per- urbed waa too much for her to bear, and she abruptly withdrew to seek relief in tears. "Oh unhappy exclaimed she when alone, "why did I ever >ehold you why was it so decreed that a youth so noble as should be denounc- ed to perpetual misfortune The stern order published by the government she (new must bu obeyed to the very letter, and it was her belief, that every youthful lope she had fondly encouraged, was to >e blasted. Frequently, Rosana censured herself for having become attached to Leo- but it was always a great consola- tion to know that her affections had been placed on no unworthy object. His mis- fortunes had made her love him, and that love, pure and spotless as the snows in her native clime, had taken deep root, and was never to be eradicated. She had been informed by her father, that Leopold might remain with him two weeks longer, and a thought struck her, that a way might be devised by which the impending blow would be averted from her beloved. Woman's mind is ever quick at invention in times of emergency and Rosana cher- ished the idea, that if her father went to Czernowitz, he might possibly be able to give security for Leopold for six months longer, and at the expiration of that pe- riod the government would perhaps have issued more favorable orders concerning the Poles, and Leopold would be safe, am she happy. "I will said she, "imme- diately to my father and on my knees implore him to protect, even though he pledge the whole of his estate, Ihe unfortu- nate may be released and yel be mine." Enthusiastic girl, she flattered herself with the hope that her sorrows would speedily terminate, but did nol know how distant was happiness from her grasp. Full of the most sanguine expectations Rosana repaired to her father, and hav- ing fallen down before him, supplicated him to shield from further woes the help, leas exile. Mr. Ritter saw that his daugh tor had a deep regard for Leopold, and that her entreaties emanated from a truly noble and feeling heart; he promised to do all that lay in his power to save the motion by a matte fcnnad the heated eaijfcW the glit- :eriflc -flHfeaaant waa return- ng from hie tofeMmk and mernly whist- ing n nappy homo; had brow, nor waa ham any simple As she WM dacline of day, tha her melodiots ay, and alt nature HftOfA to rejoice in halovetinoatof the Leopold and Hoeana, at the eaaa before, walk- KtMrneOsae befora either. inclined to IWD, Tff young Polo from the calamity which would inevitably follow his being sent to Russia. Rosanaleft her father full of strong hopes that her visit to him had not been unwie ccssfut; she was not ignorant of tho fact that her parents hnd as much regard for Leopold as they had for either ley dor or Alexander. Going to her she, with tears of joy informed her, there wac every reason to expect that Leopold would not be torn from them. Mrs. Ritter, reading the thoughts of her m the future, he abnrbed in a neltncholy rwnrie; MM of banish. nent to cheerless Siberia, stirred blood. VI length hie who remblod, and unconsciously whispered "I ove adding that feared her love was, not reciprocated. Her modesty would lot allow her to inform him that he waa loarer to her than Leopold could not to tarn wmw. heart, tha lovely creature who tad almost at) expense of her tpotlew ;haraoter, been lad by her ardent aflec- ion to disclose to him her The ighs of both wen Mended, and wafted the tncere prayer of Rosana to the of he Almighty, "Oh the fond girl, "how unhappy shell I be ivhen you leave us but Ull mo if you will roroaaiber me will you love, or of. :er our parting will every recollection if me be effaced from your memory t" Che exile sighed and looked earnestly on Rosana: in that look there was eon. ession (hat he loved herr-he told her ho loved and the words had scarcely jscaped his lips, when the spirit of ilmost forgotten Julia, haunted his im- igination it looked sorrowful, and ha fancied he beard a groan of diapondency, that thrilled through every nerve u int. ploring voice seemed to issue from tho phantom bufere him, that reminded kirn of inconstancy, and beeeeehed him to revocate the words he had just uttered. Leopold was confounded, and Rosana perceiving it, asked htm the cause of hie lierturbation but he scarcely answered, tor he feltthat ho had injured tho faithful being of his his looks were wild, and both he and his companion be. trayed much confusion. Meanwhile the sky bad become overcast, the t bandar coU. ed, the lightning darted from and a violent storm was fast approooaing. Leopold and Roaana hurried home, and soon sought repose, which only couM calm their disquietude of mind that strong. ly resembled the raging tempest from which they bad just taken shelter. Three days after these occurrences Mr. Ritter returned from Czernowitz, and it was clearly perceivable by bis counte. nance that he had brought nd favorable tidings. He had proffered to govern- ment every thing that he imagined would be requisite in order to effect the redemp- tion of all hit efforts had prov- ed vain. Rorana went to her father on his arrival and with a trembling heart in which there was a mix true of hope and fear, for upon the nnswer ihe received her brightest hopes depended, she enquired if all was well. Words could not exprona the anguish she felt on hearing the afffic- tive intelligence that was reluctantly com- municated to her her brain was nvered tears gushed from her eyee she uttered a piercing and sunk to the ground breathless and insensible. For a whilo she appeared to be quite dead looked not answered not the tender inquiries of those around her, and seemed not to breathe. To make an effort for her life, waft borne to an open window and a current of air gradually revived her. She opened her eyee and fixed on those who stood near in tho deepest anxiety, the va- cant stare of one scarcely aroused from sleep. She awakened from her stupor, but as her senses returned, a lively eon. sciousness of her unhappy condition burst with full force upon her afflicted spirit all her hopes were gone, gone forever Leopold listened to hia fate with the grant. est cdlmiwes, and Mpportod the heavy blow he had received, with that fortitude which is M prominent a feature (n the" character of the Poles the sons of free- dom. The chariot wheels of time roll on wild unslackened speed, and rapidly do those moments fly which just precede a dreaded hoar. The eve had at 'last coma of tha fatal day on which Leopold to depart for ever from his benefactor's house. Ro> child, heartily prayed that her fondest j saaa could not endure to look at the ob- wiihes might be realized; long had she ject of ber km, but she pitted bin from watched the progress of love, but'..... had never expressed her sentiments on the subject to any one, or even show that she had made any observations. The day after the interview with his daughter, Mr. Ritter departed for Czer- nowi'z, with the hope that by pledging his her inmost more, she could have given her life for bis. She shuddered at the bare thought of tho cruel moment when she shbuta bo compelled to bid a last farewell to her beloved. The last sun hail set that Leopold woe ever to behold while under the protection property, and giving personal security, noble Austrian, who had aMemblad he should remove the fears of the officers his family together thaf they might indi- of government that Leopold Would tafco vidually take their leave of the pertoeuted any insurrection in Austria; for exile. All wept but LiopoW, who re. any the reader must be informed, that the chief object the Austrians had in keep- mained apparently unmoved; hie grief stupified him, and he couW not shad a VlJ-CVrl I iB Jtk ing the Poles in bondage, was to prevent j tear; the befiirt Win ,LD- tk-i welmin tat not a sih e their forming a conspiracy against the States. The meetings of Leopold and Rosana. now became more and more frequent, and the beautiful of the latter'beamed with the softest expressions of love, as the blissful glided imperceptibly away. One very delightful evening Ro- srtna intimated that she wished to take a walk, and Leopold ever gallant nfld oWig- ing, ofFeredrhis as awmjaort, wbIA t i L" U_ >-JI_ J LuTJ were4 unhesitatingly most ebarroini W untirinj gjteomt whelming, hot not a sigh neaped bin) lo indicate the sorrow-of hU breaking heart. Finally alt rttc'ept him and RaMlna retir- ed to mi, fltey two left alone. Leopold in spite of ma fondest reolfectioiw of Julia, bttteateem faeautiM beinB who had to gtMian itttereat in nWMal VeMd them not L:
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