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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - January 10, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioA st or a is a a a a by for quot rte a �vjs4 Tuk. It Pkt Tyg a a Ltd be 7 i am. A 3 amp a i it yol. Xxxvi no. 24.wednesday morning january 10. 1877. Whole no. 2007. A. Mrs m ito mince. I would t were mighty victorious 1 a Monarch of Teel and of Gold my of 1 a Tow 1 were one of the glorious divinities hallowed of flu a god of the ancient Sweet fashion who mingled with women and men a deity human in passion Iris Tumau in strength and in Ken. Por then i could Render the pleasure i win from the sight of your face. For then i could actor my treasure. Of homage and thanks for your Grace k a i could door illumine and Gladden 6 a could Rescue from perils and tears and my speech could vibrate and Madden with eloquence worthy your ears. A a % Yon meet to you smile and speak kindly \. One i Marvel and gaze idolatrous worshipping blindly yet mindful of decorous was. Yoyo puss and the glory is ended though Lusters and sconces May glow the goddess Wuo made the scene splendid 1 has vanished and darkly i go. It you know not How swiftly Yon mounted a the throne in the Depths of my eyes you care not How meekly l counted ?>.-� those moments for Pearl of the skies a it quot or. Knowing it All is forgotten the moment i pass from your sight consigned to the fancies Begotten a it chaos and slumber and night. A v but in i remember your glances Yoiiro car ii set gesture and word Anri out of them fashion romances v it Man never yet uttered nor heard romances too splendid for mortals too Sweet for a planet of Dole a romances which open the portals 4. Of Eden and Welcome my soul. J. W. Deforest. The House of Leopolstat or a soldiers Fortune. By miss a. M. Porter. Hje r m. I m i waiter Xiv. It As that part Oftle a austrian Force to i vetch the younger Leopolstat belonged was considered As a body of Reserve for the a nay of observation lining the Batric of the Adgie it was st 11 in its former Cimon sents a bin in Italy for Vetrius therefore was yet reposing among tic sweets of lio Pital it be Friendship. It was now the to Fath of March in that enchanting climate Spring s magic touch Hail already transformed the iry Trees and snowy Hills into Green Bowers and fragrant Beds. The song of the Nightingale the smell of violets and fruit blossoms greeted flip wanderer in his walks the Blue Arch of. A Caven was cloudless and the Star of evening Rose upon nights of warm serenity. Tulfo due licks it pc Velieri eager to promote we innocent cheerfulness of her granddaughter proposed a Moonlight water a forty Winch the mild season rendered by no Means imprudent. She had a tincture of the romantic in her character and it showed itself in this selection of a pleasure. Iler plan was zealous by embraced not Only by Wurtzburg and dam corms but also by some venetian ladies then visiting Constantin. The party was arranged at dinner and the gentlemen leaving the rest of the company to take their siesta repaired to their quarters to execute some trivial professional Hus Hiess and collect a few More officers. 4 Man is a mass of contradictions for de us Sirius now became profoundly sad Only because lie was no longer miserable. With a countenance As changed As his to perils he rejoined Wurtzburg complaining of in excessive headache which plea he was forced to urge at the Lodge i the Duchess would have put an end to the expected entertainment bad he not declared that air and Gayety were always specifies with him and at the Samo time professed to have found Benefit from a Cooling essence w hich the Princess herself had held on his forehead. The boat was announced soon after. The Little party took some refreshments on Board Aqif voting against attendants commenced to it her aquatic tour. It was on a Nurr gov deep a Stream which originating among some fountains flowed across the Beli uese and Quin led its Waters with the liven a near Velieri. The boat gliding rapidly along bore them through dark romantic bunks Rich with the foliage of the Willow and the Light forms of the Poplar Anil laburnum. The Moonlight tracked their path through the rippling water the Balmy air was filled with the breath pigs of Flowers and a solitary Nightingale a marbled its melancholy Lay among the peach blossoms of a neighbouring Garden. A Constantin was seated beside Demetrius. She caught some of his pens Veness and up Lille the rest of the group were laughing , they Only sat buried in tiie Princess sighed a a does this Beautiful scene make you melancholy a asked Demetrius withdrawing Bis eyes from the Moon upon which they were before fixed. A yes it does a she replied sighing again a and the idea that All these tilings Are passing away that this glorious world Yon Beautiful planet must All one Day perish. How Mournful is the quot thought of decay a a Mournful Demetrius. A this idea emitters every pleasure which a. Docs not flow from the admiration of a Vir a a a a a a a 6ie, or the indulgence of an affection but these Are things which decay not these Are things Over which time and death will have no Constantia turned rapidly round at the ardent tone of Liis voice and their eyes equally flashing with enthusiasm met and retreated. A she then Sank into silence which was Only interrupted by the Low and frequent sighs of her companion. Ilis enthusiasm was Over for he remembered that affection could de 0 Cay As Well As material objects. The Duchess was sitting at a distance wrap no in a Mantle of fur and velvet which de a a i quot Sang together some enchanting harmonies which their finished taste and skill rendered perfect. Constantin timidly yielded to the entreaty of her grandmother and Sang alone. The Sweet stillness of the night and the tender expression of every surrounding object were in unison with her voice it stones Ever Low and melodious flexible Aslie Graceful form and various As her character were now doubly melodious from that complacent melancholy with which she was penetrated. She Sang with less skill than the venetians but her singing had a Genius in it Eliut knew How to touch every chord of the human soul. When she concluded Demetrius alone spoke not lie could not join in the loud a ii Lause of the livelier party but his eyes half veiled by their Long lashes were More than Ever riveted on her. He was roused by a request from a brother officer that he would atone for the absence of his flute. His Rich Mellow voice then gave exquisite expression to the recitative with which lie prefaced an italian Melody. It was like the far off sound of a Hau Boj winding through rocks or Over water. The effect was magical and commendations such As had been lavished on him by fus brother proceeded from every Tongue Wurtzburg hastily proposed returning and the party unwillingly re entered the boat. The Trees now rustled thickly above them As they sailed along the Moon became thinly shaded by Clouds and a brisk current hurried them toward the Lodge. When its Domo appeared in sight Demetrius Bent to the ear of Constance. A a do you not think me insensible yid hearted and tasteless a a said he. A insensible a she repeated a to what a a to that voice which i should injure if i were to attempt its Praise quot a to you Are vastly Gallant a she exclaimed with one of her sweetest smiles before site could proceed a general scream from the Otu a end of the boat called their attention to one of the party that had fallen overboard. The instant that Demetrius saw that it was Wurtzburg who could not swim he hastily threw off Luis Pelissey and jumped into the River. The next moment they were both Safe on the opposite Bank. Ali. Re had not been time for a single fainting fit or doubtless some one of the ladies would have paid that compliment to the Young Hussar. When the boat had gained the place where they were every voice was eager in congratulations. You were certainly born under a saving Star my Friend a whispered Constantia. A it i am a returned funded her even from the refreshing Breeze be was in such High spirits and so Pica sen with tiie witty sallies of her venetian friends Ami to Iier Memnry Oices Beor a that she suffered flip Roh Antic pair to Postie As she Tonjec attn tie Nightingale. V in Livirt agreeable snot adapted for their 5 a Litey landed. It was a Little Green formed into an Amphitheater by tall there the Young men spread their for carpets produced fruit cakes and and tills 8intnie sup it or seasoned with1 i Irtoli and graced by Lien Uty seemed More delightful to the fair venetians than ail the a a a carnival. Rated Demetrius Pagean tries of their native of these ladies separated de from Constantia and by the vivacity of her conversation enlivened his. Strong colouring and sprightly expression were the ctr rms of the Signori Marinella. The blushes of innocence and the illumination of sensibility were the graces of Constantia. Though trying with a the Signora Demetrius constantly Hiu Hilliii eyes and thoughts wander Imp to the in Rin Eesa. Longsjo Llowd supper the italian ladies a a incest. Demetrius gayly a i Hope it will never prove its influence by making me take to my heels when the enemy take to their the Duchess after putting a civil inquiry to the dripping colonel turned to Demetrius a you have frightened me dreadfully my dear Leopolstat. For heaven s Sake done to stand shivering there walk Home run Home a both of you to the Lodge i Means you will catch your a Wallans then for a race a cried Demetrius and followed by the heavier Wurtz Burg Ivos the next moment seen entering the Lodge Gates. Wurtzburg was so stunned by the terror of drowning and the sense of what he owed Demetrius that he could not endure his own feelings. He was u Man whom benefits Only exasperated. In. Answer to the Friendly ardor of his Young companion he wrung his hand and muttered a few words which the others fancy translated into gratitude. A change in their dress was speedily effected the colonel was first equipped in a Superb suit of the Priney for Nuremberg a and Demetrius less solicitous about his looks than his Comfort assumed the Robes of a venetian senator that had accidentally been left in the Velieri wardrobe by a relation. There were plenty of other habits to choose from but Demetrius Lead a superstitious reverence for the dead and revolted both from needlessly wearing the clothes of a departed person and from exciting by such indiscretion painful recollections in the mind of the Duchess. Much mirth was the consequence of this whimsical selection. was rallied As unmercifully upon his Coppery As he had been upon his awkwardness and spite of uncouth Gan cents perhaps the youth and Beauty of Demetrius was never More praised and admired than pm this eventful evening. Though he thought nothing of an action to which he never affixed the idea of danger being an admirable swimmer the consciousness of having saved a life even without personal risk gave a iii scr flow to his spirits and so charming did this exhilaration make him appear in the eyes of the partial Constantia and her grandmother that they parted from him after lie had assumed hi3 own attire with evident unwillingness. As they separated in the Hall Demetrius lingered behind his party to kiss the hand of the Princess. He accompanied this action with a speech so Sportive that Constantia lightly pushing away his head from her hand said archly. A water intoxicated you i and my Friend while the poor colonel seems to have bathed were the preparatory Robe for an Auto a few quot a Why to be sure he did look a grim As Don Quixote in the shades and grisly As Tho Knave ots Pades a a replied Demetrius a shut misfortune ought Tane sacred. So with that Wise saw and my Impromptu Couplet i leave you Sweet Princess Good night May your dreams be As delightful As a May yours too a Constantia softly to pea cd As she followed ids flying figure a with her eyes. She saw him join the other officers quot and while their glittering uniforms sparkled iii the Moonlight and the sound of Leopolstat a Lively voice reached her ear she exclaimed a my dear Demetrius a no sooner had the words escaped than bin ship a she looked hastily round to see if any one witnessed this proof of regard no one was Elfere and she rejoined the ladies with a fight heart f a a Demetrius was in a found sleep next morning when colonel Wurtzburg Drew Back the curtains of his bed and abruptly waking him said a Rise Leopolstat the order of March has come and we Shull be off in an a a a the words and the Buzz of troops without the Tran filing of their horses feet the noise of men running to and fro with All the other accompaniments of military removals was such a sudden transition from the peaceful dreams of Demetrius that at first he could scarcely comprehend what they meant. A few moments dispersed the Vapours of sleep he leaped out of bed hastily threw on his clothes which ids eager feelings Bulf made him fasten with diff him a Imp Jov half pain culty cabled to his servant Gore indispensable orders and then ran off to Tiivel amp a Lodge. By the Timur my i. F reached Velieri the tumultuous images of Battles and sieges the dazzling ones of martial renown had Given Rance to the probability of never More be holding the kind friends he was about to leave before duty would again permit h1iu to visit the Trevisano the Duchess might be dead Constantia married or lie might not live to see that time he might a fall in the first saddened by such unavoidable anticipations lie entered the gallery leading to a breakfast parlor where lie found Constantia duly posted at her accustomed window. As if it were possible for him to know Why she was standing there the artless Princess blushed stammered out an excuse Demetrius was fur from suspecting himself to he the object she watched and readily believed the attraction to lie in a Beautiful group of Trees which Tho morning Mist gradually Clearing away now partially developed. They entered the room together the Duchess and her visitors were still in their own Chambers and Constantia seemed so to peculiarly animated that poor Leopolstat new not How to announce Bis departure. She had u multitude of ludicrous questions to ask about the plunging colonel As Many new recreations to1 propose and rallied him upon the Conquest sue declared Bis gallantry had made of the Signora Marnelli with such Sportive Grace that lie threw himself silently nil a seat unable to share in or Check her vivacity. At length she perceived his depression. Approaching him she innocently lifted aside his hair and looking earnestly in his eyes said a what is the matter my dear Demetrius a the affectionate epithet which she now for the first time gave to him joined to her Fprmer Gayev for Gayety has something emboldening in it produced a sudden impulse in Demetrius. He threw his arms hastily round her slender Waist and pressed her to him. A my dear Constantia a lie repeated and his full heart gave unutterable expression to the words. Constantia As quickly withdrew her fingers from the rings of his Fine hair and gently chiding him disengaged herself. There was nothing in her manner that reminded Leopolstat of the Princess but it was full of modest reproof. A forgive me a he cried a amiable Constantia i know you will when i shall have told you that our regiment is to join the main army immediately. We Anarch in half an the Princess turning frightfully Pale hastened Back to him. A ooh heaven a she exclaimed a and we arc to lose you you Are going into Battle a her fair face Sank on his shoulder As she spoke and netted it with tears. At this instant the Duchess carried by her servant entered the apartment. A Brief explanation was Given by Demetrios the Duchess wept and repeatedly embraced her Young preserver As he Knelt before her. A when i suffer in this Way a said she a i am tempted to rejoice at having few by loved connections left Raav friends Are but a quiver full of poisoned arrows destined to give us More pain than pleasure. Now shall we pay dearly for All the Happy hours we have passed together never ceasing anxiety prayers and tears must occupy us till we meet Demetrius pressed his lips on her hand with a Devotion of gratitude that made silence eloquent. Constantia tried to smile to Comfort her. Grandmother but at every Effort tears gathered afresh in her eyes and the unfinished sentence of Consolation faltered on her Tongue. The Duchess opened a casket near her. A there is a present for Yon my dear Hoy when these pictures were painted at the time i made you sit for yours. I intended them for this moment. Look at them often and think of the present was a Circle of diamonds framing in the opposite miniatures of the Duchess and her grandchild. Demetrius seized it with transport and eagerly kissed them a ooh How often shall i look at your picture a cried the Princess directing a glance to where it Hung a look now and then on mine und done to forget me quot Demetrius without speaking turned his glowing eyes upon her As she pronounced the last words. The sound of voices in the gallery announced some ones approach the Duchess a folded Demetrius to her breast immediately after Constantia threw herself into his trembling arms with All the unsuspicious Ness of pure affection. The old lady then hastily said a continue to love each other my equally dear children and at my death you shall find i have provided for your neither of them had time to conjecture the meaning of this speech for the venetian ladies and colonel Wurtzburg entered. While the sound of Bugle horns and the neighing of horses proclaimed the March of the regiment expressions of More than common regret proceeded from the lips of the venetians Demetrius had a Bow and a languid smile for every one of their cordial benedictions but his heart was too full of sorrow to let them rest a moment Oil his mind. Scarcely conscious of what he was about he hurried through the apartments and mounted his horse in the midst of a crowd of the domestics whose unsought partiality showed itself in fervent blessings. As he Shook hands with them All his gracious but tearful smiles destroyed the effect of wurtzburg�?T8 showering Gold. Every officer now joined the line of March and Demetrius was for the first Jour wildly Gay. His thoughts absolutely ran away from their own scrutiny and sought Refugo from it in this wretched vivacity. The new situation of Wurtzburg a regiment which was brigade with others and encamped in the neighbourhood of Verona opened a scene of pleasing Novelty to Demetrius. The activity of a Camp and the interest of actual service contributed to restore his mind to its former tone. He was still so near his illustrious friends As to hear from them frequently he was certain of their stability and he began to Pant for an Opportunity of increasing his claims on their esteem. The Opportunity was on the eve of occurring. The French troops lining the. Banks of the Mincio feeling themselves securely flanked by the important fortresses of Mantua and Peschiera were eager for the Battle the Austria us upon the adige necessarily forced to defend it by a longer line imperfectly sustained by Mere entrenchments were aware of their disadvantageous position yet not despondent a a j to obtain the pillage of Verona was the object of the republicans to defend that City was the Hope of the imperialist. / a vigorous attempt was soon made on this Point by the enemy and they soon succeeded ii forcing every Post before verov4 and pay Trius was in the column at Bevilaqua. That rapidly advancing turned the Tido of Success. He fought with ardor and distinguished himself As much by the rapid it with which lie comprehended and executed every new order Ashy his undaunted intrepidity. Wurtzburg in giving him a Post of danger had Given him the Post of Honor for at the termination of the action general Kray publicly complimented Liis Young countryman upon his conduct. From this period his talents and Conrage though somewhat sullied by rashness procured him the attention of his general and alter the renowned Battle of tiie 5th of april in which our Young Hussar had two horses killed under him Wurtzburg saw another Charles in the person of Demetrius. While he was coldly thanked in the usual routine of Basin is or angrily passed by his lieutenant was warmly applauded and promoted with Peculiar Marks of favor. Elated As Demetrius really was with the Universal approbation of his companions nothing touched his heart so much As a letter from his brother at Shaff Huson. It contained a relation of his own military career in Swabia and the confines of Switzerland and breathed the most affectionate solicitude for his safety charging him to remember that he was now the Only source of Bis brother a happiness. Demetrius caught new fire from the Brilliant track of Charles and with difficulty reined in an ardor which precipitated him but too often into needless danger. After his first engagement lie thought no More of gloomy forebodings. He pow wrote to the Duchess i Velieri in High spirits eloquently described the different scenes in which lie had acted predicted fresh successes springing from the influence of her affectionate patronage and dwelt with rapture on the hour of peace or of truce which would enable him to bring his Early laurels into the Sunshine of Princess Constantinos smiles. To that secretly cherished object were All his views directed. Yet to would not allow himself to think so though lie kissed her picture at every solitary instant dwelt with tumultuous but Sweet confusion of thought it i the last words of his protect Ress and often while thinking that the countenance which this picture represented was lovelier than the goddess of Spring repeated to himself a but it is her heart that i love it is her an attachment like this so pure and so delightful an attachment that gave fresh Energy to every virtue had nothing in it to terrify Demetrius. When so eminently favored by her nearest relative he was too Young and inexperienced to calculate upon possible causes of misery and he believed that to be permitted to love her and think himself beloved would make him fully Blest. The Bright Dawn of a spotless affection Rose upon Liis soul after a Stormy and burning Day of passion a gloomy night of despair and remorse How then was it to be expected that he should avoid its cheering influence after the Battle of Magnou the austrian generals pursued the Fren clip forces Succes six Elv beyond the Varlaro and the Heisa the Kussian army now joined that of the germanic Empire and the whole command devolved upon the Iron hearted Blit Ever victorious suwarrow. Demetrius still in Tho army of general Kray went with the detachment which under this Able commander invested the fortresses of Peschiera and Mantua. He was a present at the reduction of both places and with him joined the main army in time enough to snare the decision of the bloody Field of Novi. It is Well known that to the rapid March of the hungarian general upon that illustrious Day is to be attributed its Happy event. In the daring charge up the Steep wooded height of Novi Demetrius nobly distinguished himself. The cavalry being dismounted he rushed Forward on foot at the head of his Squadron under a plunging fire that showered balls on them like Hail. Just As the Fate of the Day was fixed a shot struck him and he fell. Count Forshein whose regiment was also engaged had his Friend immediately conveyed into the rear where lie soon after followed Dud found to his inexpressible satisfaction that the wound was not mortal. Universal concern surrounded the sick chamber of Demetrius but he did not regret his wound when he blushing la listened to the commendations of his general though they were mixed with some reproof of his rashness. A a a tis a Noble fault however Young Man a said the Veteran shaking hands with him and rising to depart. A but As i wont have it repeated you must henceforth come under my immediate Eye. The death of poor Mec Ronfeldt gives me an Opportunity of appointing you to he one of my aides de Camp. Good morning i shall now visit your surgeon and see if he can find out a Medicine for Cooling a valor that has rather too much valor in it for its owners safety not that i should be sorry if your disease were somewhat catching. General Kray left the room while speaking and count Forshier entered a i have brought you one charming restorative at least a said he a there Are letters for you this is from your the blood rushed into the before Pale face of our Young quasar he raised himself eagerly and snatched the letters for he saw the hands of Constantia and the Duchess. Unconsciously afraid of for Shiemi a rail Ery he Laid those letters Down and opened that from Charles. As it contained an account of All that occurred to him from the period in which this narrative left him at Schaffhausen it will be Best to transcribe the letter. In amp it chapter Xvi. A Valley of the Reusse August 1799. A my dear brother i have been now above four months in Switzerland and have written to you Only once. Had you not been engaged in Active service i would not have been so bad a correspondent. Sometimes we were expecting great events at other times so occupied in following up the advantages they produced that to sit calmly Down and take a pen was impossible. �?o1 have however kept a sort of flying journal for Yon which when the Campaign ends and leaves me Leisure to translate from Short hand into More intelligible characters May furnish Yon and me with subjects to discuss for Many a peaceful evening. A How often have i wished that Fortune had destined us to make the Campaign of Switzerland together a Campaign so Rich in store of military knowledge a Campaign upon which a Trojie rivets her eyes and which posterity will retrace with emotions of Awe a Campaign where each action is but a bold Experiment and commanders no longer the passive instruments of a know edged rules and in every Victory on Honor peculiarly their own a to military men Switzerland has hitherto been an unknown world and now every step they take in if is a discovery. Ait of Rivers and of fortified towns vhf sch till now bounded my a t find. But the initiatory principle m 4n the War of Fife mountains that we learn its Sublime mysteries. A there what before was the result of calculation is the production of Genius what experience could not ascertain grows in fled and speculative a wide Range is left for every Power and the soul seems to find new Powers for new objects. Combinations of attack defense and Retreat Are varied As infinitely As the forms of ground upon which they Are tried every thing becomes Novelty and Enterprise. A a certainly Man delights in Strong emotion and loves to contend with difficulties. Action losing its dubious Ness to him loses its vivacity and when the Success of an operation May he pronounced on by certain established data his plans Are finished Ere they Are begun. Obstacles therefore Only act As stimulants and the tameness of regular marches Leisure approaches Long foreseen Battles which attend Ordinary campaigns vanishes before the watchful apprehension and Active Prevo Yance exacted by this species of warfare. A it is then to Ianc War loses half its horror by losing All its gloom and in proportion As the game grows interesting we almost forgot the tremendous stake Lor which we throw the lives of human beings a let us not however quite forget it my brother though Providence has graciously Given us the faculty of extracting pleasure even from horrors and by a multitude of opposite feelings hath counterbalanced our instinctive Abhorrence at the sight of destruction let us not suffer this Abhorrence to sink. A the Man that studies the military Art for any other purpose than that of saving lives is unworthy the name of Man. We must never get enamoured of what we ought to detest for War should be our aversion though tiie study of it is our duty and the glory attached to it our Reward. A hours is a profession destined to protect in peace and Industry our fellow citizens a profession which substituting skill and experience in the place of Mere courage spares the needless effusion of blood. For were there no established armies were the inhabitants of a country to Arm upon tie irruption of an enemy setting aside the Folly of not remembering that a spirited offensive is often the Only method of defense every loss or gain would then lie the event of sheer fighting. And those that made the most Slaughter would be the victors. A now under the present system of organized troops a single Man Euver Ahlva conceived and promptly executed frequently produces the bloodless conquests of whole battalions. A when tiie subject is thus contemplated i am astonished at the odium which our profession incurs from Many enlightened classes of society. If they believe preposterously believe that there would be no wars if there were no disciplined soldiers of course they Are justified in denouncing us by i think they might As Well go to prove that there would he no diseases if there were no physicians. The roots of War Are in the rank passions of the human heart and As we can never eradicate them this baneful tree must remain while All that is left us is the attempt at confining its poisonous droppings within As Small air let us possible. A if that Man is deemed a Benefactor of Liis species who studies surgery a situating Liis eyes to sights of horror his hand to painful operations for the Sake of preventing greater suffering i know not How the candid can Iveigh against the members of a profession in which a comparative y Small body of men from similar motives takes the whole portion of humanity a worst affliction upon themselves. A Are we to seek for the reason of this inconsistency in the envy of our fellow Orea Tures or is it to be found in the prevalent opinion that whenever an action can Only Spring from the Best or the worst motives it is invariably to be attributed to the latter a leaving Yon Demetrius to Settle this Point or not just As you please i will return to my subject. It a without an Eye for embracing at one glance a vast roup de Ceil and retaining a Dis Tinct map of it in his memory a Soldier Here might As Well have no eyes at All i have found my habit of exercising this sense so essentially serviceable that i earnestly recommend you to pursue the same plan wherever you go and however insipid the country May appear. Believe me. If a Soldier has not every sense Alert As Well As every mental faculty he will never Shine in practice whatever lie May do in theory. A nothing could have been More fortunate than my having been in Switzerland eight years ago. How Little did i then think that this Majestic Temple of Liberty which i entered with so much Devotion and which for near three centuries had stood like a holy thing a approached by the fiend of War that this Sanctuary of peace and virtue should be profaned by the impious apostates of France even now i feel guilty of sacrilege As i tread its sacred precincts and can hardly be reconciled to myself for a sheathing the defensive sword among such consecrated scenes. A Switzerland was the modern Arcadia. It was an exquisite fragment preserved to show us what the world had been. A there the philanthropist went from the frightful images of crime and animosity presented by every other land to console himself with the spectacle of a moral phenomenon a people Brave yet peaceful poor yet Content ignorant yet susceptible of every tender and social feeling. A and were such a people to be annihilated were they to be torn from their tranquil in t gym ends and sacrificed to the Demon cruelty Gay his fierce ministers fire famine and the sword was their hitherto adamantine zone that Gigantic Chain of Alps which had so Long bound in their happiness a to be burst asunder by the storm of War and turned into one vast engine for their destruction a where tiie glaciers Rose in sacred stillness of protecting valleys that resounded the cheer us songs of Industry was the steely Glare of armed multitudes to Blind their startled sight and the Din of sanguinary rage to awaken those echoes that had slept in unbroken trance from the creation of the world a forgive me this rhapsody Demetrius. A Public report will have Given you so Brilliant an account of our Progress Here that it is not necessary for me to do More than entreat that you will not fall into the vulgar error of censuring Prince Charles for having a halted As it were on the threshold of Switzerland after his Early successes at Stocka Cli and Schaffhausen. A a you know not How he is fettered and circumscribed by councils and court intrigues How his judicious projects Are traversed by ungrateful faction that would thus drive their Good Angel from them. To penetrate further into a country already exhausted of the Means for supporting troops before provisions were brought from other places and magazines formed would have been madness these were delayed from Day to Day and the Moat scandalous leg sect was suffered to prevail among a set of men Over whom the Prince had no authority. It was necessary also that the plan chalked out for generals Bellegarde and Holtze should have succeeded before any Progress could be safely attempted Here. No sooner had they put us in Possession of the or Pons and the sources of the Rhine than the Archduke struck the meditated blow. A your Conquest of the entrenched Camp that defended Zurich and the defeat of maa Sena will forever silence the clamors of ignorant impatience. Prince Charles in that attack displayed All the qualities of a consummate general. Never shall i forget Liis Energy his intrepidity his undisturbed presence of mind a immediately after this important event i was generously rewarded for my poor services with the command of a regiment and sent to join the troops in Uri. There my topographical knowledge was thought More needful than in the less intricate Canton of Zurich. A the engagements that have taken place since though uniformly successful might have been so at such an inferior rate to at i can not help noticing the evils of our present system and lamenting our obstinate adherence to what May he called a splendid error. A in a Region it it a rocks and torrents ice and Clouds none but the Archduke could extract Success from an army organized like ours certainly marshal Lascy did Austria an irreparable injury when lie sacrificed her Light troops to Liis passion for uniformity. Pc now experience the ill effects of such a change. A the French seem to have foreseen How often they would have to contend in mountainous countries and have perfected this part of their Force have multiplied their Sharp shooters and Chasseur without number while we remain just what we were fifty years a in spite of our victories Here and in Italy i can not forbear thinking that tiie imposing grandeur of our army is an unsold magnificence at least it is a magnificence which cumbers its usefulness. The heavy strength of our Long Lino of troops our extended chains of posts our enormous pieces of ordnance our saturnine coolness and never to be displaced attention to Rule will at last he found an insufficient opposition to the deep columns of the French which Pierce our line like so Many battering rams their sudden attack upon Twenty different Points at the same instant their Hying artillery and that enviable facility with which their unrestricted generals pass from one Mode of warfare to another. A your habits ought to he changed to frustrate this novel practice of our enemy. A let us give our commanders More Power and More responsibility at the same time and i think affairs would be better conducted. A pondering upon this subject makes me wonder that no Able person has thought of writing what would be a very useful work for us Young soldiers a history of War As a science commencing at the time of Epaminondas when it first ceased to be Blind Slaughter and advanced toward an Art pursuing it through All its changes in every age Down to our own period in which a new system has suddenly risen above tiie military sphere like a Lawless Comet dimming every Star with its amazing and portentous brightness. A you will perhaps Marvel at my filling a letter with professional remarks instead of describing the scenery by which i am surrounded. A a believe me i am so far from insensibility to it that it presses upon my heart As Well As my eyes but every new discovered Charm Only makes me witness with greater horror the seas of cold blood which even now deluge its Majestic beauties. A the fright tui discordance of armies and Battles with pastures so Lovely mountains so Sublime forces me to divert my thoughts from what they dwelt on eight years ago with holy transport. It is not however always in my Power to do this i was a fortnight ago charmed into Complete forgetfulness of destruction. A it was As my regiment was going to occupy anew position in glarus. A your March led Over some of the Deariest mountains in that Canton where forests of gloomy Pine impervious to Day and naked rocks unclothed even by mosses it Ere rendered doubly drear by the stillness of Midnight. A not a sound save that of our own measured Steps was heard in this fearful Solitude. A the troop i traversed it in silence and with haste. We then climbed Over still Wilder Heights and winding Down a precipitous defile whose enormous Trees met Over our Heads suddenly entered a Valley where the most glorious spectacle i Ever beheld presented itself. A the Moon was shining brightly upon a Range of stupendous but verdant mountains above which towered the glaciers of Shewitz and glarus like ramparts of glittering steel. Three mighty water Falls fell without a single interruption from the tops of the highest steeps prone at once to their feet where sweeping Over huge Trees and masses of Rock they poured their United torrents through the Valley with a Din like Thunder. A the splendid Light of the Moon upon the cataracts and the glaciers for never Aid she seem so Bright to me before the Emerald greenness of the Woods and the vivid color of the Alpine plants Blooming among their roots the intense Blue of the sky and the Sublime unmixed a sound of Rushing Waters a the troops having halted rendered this scene one of the noblest that imagination can so magnificent a sight seemed to i ave been created for none but gods to look upon i stood Awe struck and almost feared to proceed. A even at this moment Demetrius i am surrounded by a Region of enchantment. A while All beneath lies dark and shadowy a the forests the lakes and the valleys pm purple Clouds floating above the Wood tops serve for the base of Aerial Structure that Rise in gorgeous Beauty toward heaven. A palaces and castles islands and seas of transparent ice endless in their fantastic forms and glowing colors seem creating themselves before me. The Sun f setting opposite to the glaciers produces this magic pageant the tints of the Rose and the Violet succeed each other on their inaccessible summits hese hues shift from i Pinnacle to Pinnacle alternately transforming them into vast blocks of Sapphire and amethyst and Ruby. A. A a it a it is Here Ahat imagination finds materials for her world. Sometimes she the triple Row of Snow covered Alyle a be a tween which spread Broad Green lakes the Encampment of the giants when they threatened heaven sometimes she sees in the glaciers ranks of embattled Angels. Whose beamy helmets Shine among the stars and sometimes at the break of Day. When Gray mists slowly roil from their dripping sides Pari tally unveiling an indistinct outline she takes them for spirits of the Waters Vaspory Genii of cataracts and lakes stand no in silent grief Over their desolated land. A beholding a this grandeur and Maper aiding _ even such a sober fellow As i can not

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