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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - January 24, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. 26wednesday morning january 24. 1877. Whole no. 2069 to Walt Whitman. By Joaquin Miller. O Titan soul ascend your starry Steep on Golden Stair to gods and storied men i ascend nor care where thy Nadu cers creep. For what May Well lie a Aid of prophets when a world that a wicked comes to Call them Good ascend and sing As Kings of thought who stood on Stormy Heights and held far lights to men stand thou shout above the tumbled Roar. Lest Brave ships drive and break against the Shore. What though thy sounding song be roughly set Parnassus self is rough i give thou the thought the Golden Ore. The gems that few forget in time the tinsel jewel will be wrought. Stand thou alone and fixed As destiny an imaged god that lifts above All hate Brand thou Serene and satisfied with Fate. Stand thou As stands that lightning riven tree that lords the Cloven Clouds of Gray Yosemite. Yea Lone sad soul thy Heights must be thy Home thou sweetest Lover love shall climb to thee like incense Curling some Cathedral dome from Many Distant Vales. Yet thou Shalt be o grand Sweet Singer to the end alone. But murmur not. The Moon the mighty spheres spin on alone through All the soundless years alone Man comes on Earth he lives alone alone he turns to front the dark unknown. Then Range thine upper world nor stoop to wars walk thou the hights As walked the old greeks when Thev talked to austere gods nor turned to men. Teach thou the order of the singing stars. Behold in mad disorder these Are set and yet they sing in ceaseless harmonies. They spill As jewels spilt through space. They fret the souls of men who measure melodies. As they would measure Slimy deeps of seas. Take Comfort o uncommon soul. Yet Pray lest be grow proud in such exalted Worth. Let no Man reckon he excels. I say the Laws of compensation Compass Earth and no Man gains without some equal loss each ladder round of Fame becomes a Rod and he who lives must die upon a Croas. The stars Are far but Flowers bless the Sod and he who has the least of Man has most of god. A Galaxy. The House of Leopolstat or a Soldier s Fortune. By miss a. M. xviii. Oppressed with grief Demetrius obeyed the summons of Princess Constantin. He travelled with the utmost Speed yet did not reach Felicki till the close of the third Day. The stillness of the Palace and the deep gloom of the Winter foliage blackened by night struck a chill to his heart faint lamps glimmered Only Here and there among the once Brilliant colonnades and the very Breeze that moaned through them appeared to lower its breath for fear of disturbing their sepulchral solemnity. Demetrius could not see the Little Mountain Stream that Here mingled with the i Venza because of the darkness and its overhanging Bushes but the Well known sound of its impetuous current brought to his recollection the last evening he had spent with the Duchess. It was the Gay night of her Moonlight party which he justly believed to have been the happiest of his life she was then All spirit and Energy and she was now perhaps cold and insensible his heart turned sick at the thought for he loved her with the enthusiasm of gratitude. Alighting from the Carriage he advanced on foot to the Gate of Entrance. A venerable servant answered his gentle Knock the aspect of this old Man. And the sorrowful exclamation be uttered were frightful omens. Demetrius feared to Advance. A does she live a he asked eagerly. A yes my lord our Good Duchess lives but there is no a then i May once More see her a a exclaimed Demetrius. A where is the Princess let her be told of my arrival but Tell her gently Good the old servant now softly called a Yonng woman who appeared at one of the doors and commissioned her with the communication. In a few minutes she reappeared and bade the Young count follow. The arched passages through which they went Seu Coly returned the sound of their Swift hut Light Steps they crossed several Hall Sand ascended a High flight of stairs till they reached that Side of the Palace occupied by the Duchess. A this is the lady a room a said the girl stopping before a door a your lordship is to go Demetrius entered. A single Light dimly showed him the deathbed of his patroness Over which stood his dear Constantia Pale and distracted. No other persons but the physician and the confessor were in the apartment. Unused to such scenes anguish and Awe nearly paralysed him. Lie moved gently Forward and As he reached the bed the Princess turned round. At sight of him the flood Gates of her grief were burst asunder. No longer Able to command her feelings she threw herself into his arms with a distraction to which tears and nobs gave no Relief. The emotion of Demetrius showed its excess by a convulsive tremor he trembled so violently that he could not articulate nor support himself without the Aid of the physician. For some hours the Duchess had lost the sower of speech she now attempted to adress her cherished Demetrius but her quivering lips moved Only for an instant she raised her eyes to heaven with a celestial expression of Christian submission and then stretched out her hand to him. Demetrius and Constantia at the same moment sunk on their Knees before her. The Duchess regarded them awhile with a a Jazesf tender wistfulness regret and Joy mingled in her countenance. She raised herself with difficulty from the Pillow and took them alternately in her arms then joining their bands together sunk Hack. The hand uniting those of the unhappy lovers soon slackened its grasp. Constantia wildly raised her head and beholding the features of her grandmother fixed in eternal Pence uttered a piercing shriek. She was conveyed motionless from the room. The eyes of Demetrius mournfully followed her As the physician carried her into the air but they turned again to the deathbed of the Duchess. There religious Awe and fond regret absorbed his Dearest cares. He Rose not from the ground still kneeling to join in the solemn rites of the confessor. Where is the pen that Cun faithfully describe the feelings which Are aroused by the death of a beloved person to Mac new and mingled feelings which Only belong to the chamber of death and which can never be recalled without reviving the anguish that would Bailie any attempt the heart that has once Felt them will but too Well know How to estimate their Force. With a fearful hand therefore i leave the veil und Rawn which How covers the affliction of Constantia. When Demetrius was retiring to indulge in his regret in Solitude the Monk took a packet of papers from his breast and presenting one to him said a this letter was entrusted to me by my late Bene actress with a strict charge to deliver it into Yon a hands at this awful period. These others Are the will and some documents of consequence to show to the Prince of Nuremberg. You my lord Are t believe master Here. May the almighty bless you and make you a worthy successor to the most pious and Beneficent Princess that Ever lived Flthe confessor then retired to hide his rising emotion and Demetrius merely answering by an inclination of the head retired to his chamber. So Many events had followed each other with such whirling rapidity that the Over tasked spirit of Demetrius could no longer keep up with them. He now threw himself upon a Couch with that sensation of exhaustion and stupor which often follows great mental exertion and nis senses were immediately steeped in total oblivion. V after the salutary sleep of a few hours he awoke and finding it still night he Rose trimmed his fading lamp and sat Down by the remains of a Wood Are to think and to Grieve. An involuntary idea that the departed spirit was then hovering Over him created a sacred Awe which checked his gathering tears. He frequently raised his surcharged eyes with i enable emotion As if expecting to behold the visible beatification of that soul which had used the blessings of her own lot Only to bless that of others. The letter Given him by the Monk now demanded his attention. He softly separated the Wax and read the following a if i should not live to see and speak with you my Dearest Demetrius you must consider these lines As my dying words. A accept my Blessing and with it the half of my Fortune. A if As i Hope inclination should hereafter Lead you to Oner my beloved grandchild a husbands Protection be assured that such an inclination has my fullest Sanction. It had always been my intention to learn your wishes on that subject whenever we should meet again but i scarcely doubt them your ingenuous heart Speaks too plainly in your countenance to be misinterpreted. A should you really love my Constantia do not stifle the expression of so natural a sentiment from any erroneous notions of her character she is not the slave of such narrow opinions As generally hound the intellect of High born women. You Are already very dear to her it therefore rests with yourself to make her love you with the Energy necessary to your Mutual happiness. A opposition from her imperious Uncle is of course to he expected but even that has its limits two years of constancy and patient submission to his authority will release you both from restraint. A i May perhaps appear Blania ble for thus preparing a family dissension willingly would i avoid it but the substantial Good of inv Constantia must not he sacrificed to the Blind prejudice of her Uncle. Where nothing can be urged against the Man of her Choice but inequality of nominal rank the objection grows contemptible. A i make you Rich Noble by descent you arg already nobler still by your Virtues Why then should the Prince of Nuremberg a pernicious worldliness be submitted to a however should my fond belief prove the vain chimera of a heart anxious to unite its two Dearest objects should you be otherwise attached or simply indifferent to the merits of my Constantia recollect that the bequest of half my property is not made to the Lover of my Granc Hihl but to the preserver of her life. Take it freely therefore bestow it and yourself on whomsoever you choose and May god Grant you that solid happiness which has been the daily subject of All my prayers a Farewell i embrace you with the affection of a Mother. Colombani it was now that tears fell from the eyes of Demetrius. Gratitude admiration regret and love All swelled the Romanish tide. He contemplated what he might have possessed and what he was about to refuse with a softness that unnerved his mental strength and As he held the blistered paper to his lips he breathed the name of Zaire with bitterness of 80111. Let the object of a guilty passion tremble at the frail tenure in which Slie holds the affections of a Man not wholly depraved the first Ray of Light that Breaks in on his before benighted soul shows him the deformity of a passion which grows distasteful for having inspired it while the recollections which virtuous love delights to cherish Are by him banished with affrighted quickness. Demetrius still retained n tender regard for Madame de Fountainville but he shrunk from the thought of making her his wife. That full consent of every faculty of his mind every sentiment of his heart which always Zacconi Muied the contemplation of Constantia was there painfully wanting he could not steadily gaze with growing admiration upon her character As lie did on that of his Princess. A no he glanced rapturously for u moment upon a feature of bewitching Beauty and then hastily avoided the sight of its neighbouring imperfection. While Reading his departed friends letter Demetrius had been thrilled to agony at the single expression a a husbands How much interdicted Felicity did these three Little words present Moliis warm fancy and How firmly did he believe for the moment that it would he impious in him to give that hand to Madame de Fountainville which had been joined with Constantia a by her dying Parent lost in a fluctuation of resolutions to which not even virtue herself knew How to give the Palm he saw the morning Light spread its Rosy glow Over the new Wing of the Palace now nearly rebuilt father Pietro visited him soon afterwards and from him he Learned that the Princess was unable to see any one that Day. While Constantia a hours were spent in her devotions he sat along by the Corpse of his Bene actress laying to heart the salutary lesson of mortality wondering at the tumultuous feelings which still agitated him even Wiiilie witnessing the Brevity of human Joy or human Stiering. He then retired to another department where lie devoted himself to the task of candidly detailing ids past faults and present involvement in a letter to the Young Princess. What a task was this a to disclose the very a int of his life which lie wished struck out Ever from the records of memory to sketch even with a trembling hand the portrait of a Lawless passion and present to the eyes of her whom he loved to Devotion to breathe out assurances of this devoted love yet voluntarily renounce its permitted Hopes How was he capable of so mastering himself the task however was accomplished and on the third night he saw Constantia. The anguish of divan it pointed affection was visa be in her Youthful a countenance but gentle courage and innocent Candor were there also. 8he stretched but. Her hand to him As he entered the room and pressing his softly said a Demetrius a my dear brother a at this last epithet the Resolution of Demetrius forsook him he fell at her Leet and incoherently bewailed his errors and his misfortunes. She raised him with great emotion. A repress this grief i beseech you a she cried. Of you know not How it tears my heart perhaps i am wrong in now confessing that you Are dearer to me than the whole world and that the thought of passing my life with you was the Only Consolation of these last sad Days but i can not hide it i thought it praiseworthy to love one so Good and one to whom i owed so much. I never dreamed of a blow like this but it must be borne a she added trying to smile away a her tears. A it shall be borne i will think you Are my brother so shall we All be Happy at last.�?�. A never never in exclaimed Demetrius wildly a there is no happiness for me my peace is lost wrecked forever. Never in this world can any thing repay me for such a sacrifice to virtue such an atonement for a then in another world a the Princess whispered and Bent her gushing eyes Over the hand she still held. The silenced but not comforted spirit of her impetuous Lover answered with a groan. He was again the impassioned Stormy Demetrius whose terrifying sensibility so often swept away All boundaries of reason. Alternately melted and alarmed Constantia wept As much with pity As with love. A ooh Demetrius la she exclaimed gazing tenderly on his convulsed features a Why this extravagant indulgence of a sorrow that can not exceed mine what is i you expect from it can i change our lot alas no i have no cheering Prospect left but the Hope of one Day seeing you Happy and of adding to that happiness by striving to for fact that i Ever wished for More. With this a Ope remaining i am still ready to Call existence a Blessing you will live to think so too when your former attachment shall have revived and the sacred feelings of a parents when children perhaps a Here she broke off abruptly concealing her gushing tears with her hands. Demetrius suddenly clasped her in his arms but instantly pushing her from him exclaimed a a not not i must see you no More Henr you no More if i would retain my senses and be he was then quitting the room in distracted haste when she followed and detained him. A not thus Demetrius not thus you ought to leave me. Do you believe that i too have no feelings to spare or to be pitied of could you see my heart a the melting tones and tender reproof of Constantia checked his frenzy. He turned quickly around caught her hands in both his covered them with kisses and suffered her to Lead him to a seat. The Princess then stifling the expression of her own sorrow exerted herself to moderate his. She was calculated to persuade and soothe and the agitated passions of Demetrius gradually subsided under every fall of her touching voice. She pleaded with tearful earnestness for Madame de Fountainville who situation she truly compassionate striving to revive in dem figs some portion of that partiality which could alone reconcile him to his Fate. The too Wakeful sensibility of her auditor took alarm at her Zeal he hastily said a say not that i am dear to you mock me not wit i so false a comforts for if it were so How could you urge the claims of another a at this injurious charge Constantia a color forsook her tears forced themselves through her quivering eyelids. A my life shall answer you a a was her reply. Demetrius Felt the whole of what these words conveyed he was pierced with Remore. Constantia saw it. A i can Pardon Many things now a she resumed. A Demetrius is not himself but he is not the less dear to me for that. Alas alas How much dearer a she then talked of her departed relative and that with a tender Resolution which bore the most honorable testimony to her heart. Constantia was never deterred from what she believed her duty by any selfish consideration and though every question she now asked pierced her bleeding bosom like so Many daggers she persisted in mentioning All that was necessary for the solemn interment of the Duchess. Tears trickled silently Down her Cheek while Demetrius assured her that since the first evening he had himself watched nightly by the remains of his patroness and had suffered no rite to be omitted that was used to express regret and respect. Constantia wept awhile Over a Little Ivory Crucifix which was the last thing her grandmother touched and which now Hung at her own breast then struggling against this weakness Rose to depart. A let us separate she said averting her streaming eyes a we will meet again to Morrow. If my Uncle arrives in the interim he shall be conducted to you immediately my simple Assurance that you Are engaged to another will prevent any misunderstanding Between you. I would not have you endure insult As Well As sorrow for my breathless with an emotion that was now increasing beyond her utmost efforts to conceal she hastily returned the pressure of his hand and left the apartment. At that moment Demetrius believed his soul must have burst the Bonds that tied it to a hateful life. He rushed away to his own chamber where for awhile he refused to think of any thing but Constantia. The next morning better feelings resumed their influence he saw the necessity of yielding to the consequences of his own culpable conduct and now borrowed More for the Princess than for himself. A glimpse of one of the Prince of Nuremberg a Avail to couriers changed the current of his thoughts and other cares besides those of love then occupied him. Two hours afterwards he was told that his highness requested the Honor of seeing him in the Library. A glow of self respect dignified the Youthful Beauty of Demetrius As he followed the servant. At his Entrance the Prince turned Pale and lowered his Eju is his features were strongly expressive of anger and Pride for Constantia when declaring the engagements of Demetrius had nobly confessed her preference and disappointment. A i understand sir a said the Prince abruptly yet with an air of mortified restraint a that i am henceforth to consider myself your guest. This Palace and these domains i hear with astonishment Are now the property of a Constantia advanced trembling. Demetrius instantly calmed her fear. A i know not whether your highness be rightly informed a he answered a but if so be assured i am incapable of using the Power such unexpected munificence has Given me in any other Way than that of immediately renouncing a a i do not comprehend you a can i do otherwise said Demetrius a than restore it to Princesa Constantia i Hud no claim on the generosity of my illustrious patroness enough for to to cherish the respected remembrance of her a indeed a and the Prince eyed him with a mixture of incredulity and envy. Constantia turned aside to conceal her agitation. A the will is to be opened this evening a resumed the unfeeling Prince a of course sir we shall have the Honor of dining together after which you can have no objection to hear it read. I believe you will then find Niv Niece amply provided for All the domestics provided for no one in Short overlooked but the Only person entitled to expect the bulk of this unwieldy an exclamation of horror at her uncles Savage coldness escaped the Princess she wildly passed him repelling his outstretched hand and then flew into another room. Demetrius looked at Nuremberg with aversion and at that instant saw in him Only the Man that once sought his life. A was the Princess has left us a he said with some austerity a i May explicitly Tell your highness that whatever testimony of overwrought gratitude and unmerited regard the will of the late Duchess May contain i shall resign it to her acknowledged heiress in whose hands i am certain it will become an instrument of Blessing to thousands after which i can have no other wish than to be permitted the indulgence of that respectful Friendship which the Duchess de Velieri suffered me to avow for the a with her friendships a returned Nuremberg a i do not interfere but i profess myself no advocate for such a sentiment Between persons of different sex and far different rank. Pardon my Fra ukness sir a i have no intention to offend you on the contrary i beg you to accept my thanks for the very handsome manner in which you withdraw your claim on the Duchess de Velieri s Fortune. Should you Ever visit Nuremberg or Munich i shall have pleasure in showing you any civility in my Power. But i must entreat you to remember sir that an indiscreet Friendship May injure the establishment of my Niece 1 have great views for her with which this would never assimilate As i am sure her husband will not see the thing in the false Light i am inclined to at this painful hint the blood fled from the Cheeks of Demetrius and his heart died within him afraid of betraying himself he faltered out a i shall meet your highness at dinner a and abruptly retired. The Prince wishing to believe he had awed the usurper of his rights into restitution yet feeling that he was himself awed by his disinter is ted Ness a eyed the furniture of the Library a few moments in dissatisfied silence and then sought his wife. She had retired from the break fast room with Constantia leaving him time to reflect Back All his suspicions of Demetrius. During the Sciort period in which their regiments were encamped together after the Battle of Novi colonel Wurtzburg had artfully insinuated so Many proofs of his Young officers familiarity at Felicki that the Prince in great alarm interrogated him further. Wurtzburg then acknowledged his fear that a silly attachment had taken place Between the Young people for which the Duchess could alone be censured. He Besought the Prince not to mention his name in the affair As he sincerely regarded the imprudent boy for whose Sake he should rejoice to hear that the Intercourse was interrupted Ami having cunningly irritated while he appeared striving to appease roused the Prince into a fury which took the murderous direction he wished. These past insinuations now came with double Force to the remembrance of Nuremberg. This Liberal renunciation the Velieri estates might be a pantomime trick played off Between Constantia and her Lover in order to cheat him into count enhancing their acquaintance which they would at last conclude by a marriage. No sooner had his contemptible spirit suggested this idea than he became As sure of its reality As of his own existence and though not an hour before lie had reviled Demetrius for daring to decline the hand of a Princess of Nuremberg from any other motive than a sense of her superiority so inconsistent is malice he now burst into Constantia a retirement fulminating reproaches and denouncing Demetrius As a presumptuous hypocrite. The Princess made a spirited defense of her lovers sincerity ending it thus a it is not to himself sir that you dare utter these unmanly threats no the Man that could insult and terrify a woman would not have the courage to Brave even the frown of an angry with these words she shut herself into another apartment. The spirit of Constantia was not to be intimidated injustice and tyranny roused her otherwise Lamb like nature into that of the lion and she would have disposed herself for yielding to terror what she could not have denied to kind Tess. Egregiously had the Prince mistaken the character of his Niece when he believed himself Able to Sway her actions by a few horrid sounding words. He was Thunder struck at the Flash of her undaunted eyes As she pronounced the last sentence and still More amazed at the declaration she made of devoting the remainder of her life to a single state. Could it be possible that this figure which suddenly seemed to Dart Forth rays of majesty was the timid girlish Constantia were these commanding eyes the eyes he had always seen smiling in Delight this intrepid spirit the one that had hitherto been All Balmy gentleness he paused on these questions for the Prince of Nuremberg had never known How to separate softness from imbecility and had yet to learn that the meekness of a heart which can never be moved to virtuous indignation is a meekness without Worth. He stood an instant motionless then disregarding the fearful upbraiding of his wife hurried from the place. The sound of the door which he pulled furiously after him and a sobbing apology of his Princess brought Constantia Forth again. Tenderness once More beamed from her Lovely face and spoke in her voice she soothed the distress of her Well meaning aunt assuring her she was grieved for her Sake at having been forced to forget the respect due to her guardian. It had not been Constantia a intention to appear at dinner Dut perceiving a necessity for her presence she submitted to the pain again of sitting at the table where her dear grandmother had so amiably presided. When the Small party assembled grief was on every face except that of Nuremberg a. Constantia and Demetrius forgot every thing but their irreparable loss and frequently during the Mournful meal the sight of some Domestic or some View from the windows brought a flood of tears to the Relief of the Princess. The settled and Manly sorrow that was fixed on the brow of Demetrius awed the base suspicions of Nuremberg into temporary silence. A before the will was opened Constantia left the room. She hastened to throw herself on her Knees by the Corpse of her Only Friend there to pour out the repressed anguish of a heart overpowered with its first and heaviest afflictions. Meanwhile the chief persons of the Duchess household were assembled and the important will was produced. As father Pietro presented it to the professional Man appointed to make known its contents Demetrius addressed the Prince a before i learn the contents of a will in which i am said to be particularly noticed i most solemnly renounce any donation which May he made to me in it. Whatever has been there bequeathed to me i Promise in the presence of these witnesses to restore to Princess Constantia and that not from disrespectful ingratitude to the illustrious memory of the Best of women but in Justice to my own character which such unheard of Bounty might hereafter Render suspected also As a testimony of admiration and reverence for her most beloved he spoke this with a steady voice though an agitated heart and bowed in sign of having concluded. The will was then opened. Nothing could exceed the rage and resentment of the Prince when he found that after Liberal annuities to All her servants legacies to her confessor physician and Secretary and a valuable one to himself As the son of her brother the Duchess had appointed the vast remains of her Fortune to of divided Between Demetrius and Constantia leaving Velieri to the former and a much finer mansion in Venice to the Young Princess. The bequest to each was prefaced by so affecting an avowal of her anxiety for them so Many prayers for their happiness which Demetrius Well knew How to interpret that hastily covering his face with his handkerchief he was rising to withdraw when the Prince mistaking his agitation said bitterly a do you repent your rash Resolution a without answering Demetrius turned round and advancing to where a gentleman of the Law was seated seized a pen and signed the deed which lie had before ordered to be prepared and which now transferred to Constantia an additional property of thousands lie then retired. What was this sacrifice to Demetrius compared with that which he had lately made of his tenderest wishes certain that he owed much of the Duchess i flier in a fondness to her belief of his future Union with her grandchild and shuddering at the thought of sharing the wealth Given under such a belief with any other woman conscience would have prompted the act even had inclination been against it. The funeral took place the next Day. Sad and solemn was the magnificence with which the lamented Clay of the Duchess was carried to its last abode the tears of the poor that she had made Rich the wretched that she had made Happy watered the path to her Tomb these were inaudible prayers for her virtuous soul which if prayers could then Avail might Well have found favor from the most High. Demetrius easily obtained permission to Supply the Princess absence whose duty it was to see the Earth closed Over her grave he retreated almost overcome with the scene and his heart melted As his Eves foil on the darkened window of the room where Constantia was weeping. Unexpected Comfort met him in the Palace. It was that letter from Charles in which he mentioned the desired Exchange detailing the events that had changed his destiny and summoning him Back to Germany to witness his Union with Adelaide. The Joy of Demetrius was ardent though chastised by a sense of his own disappointments he pondered on this interesting letter exclaiming with a sigh a blessed Ever blessed be this Best and Dearest of Brothers o May the bitterness of disappointment be known Only to me May ins heart be As Happy As it is blameless mine has erred widely and mine ought to several salutary reflections now flowed from a contemplation of their different situations he became convinced that it is the character which shapes the destiny and that when he first lost sight of virtue his own hand opened a Gate for All the future miseries of his life. Humbled and reconciled he then bowed before the chastisement which he was conscious of having merited. To leave Velieri take an eternal Farewell perhaps of Constancia was the hardest trial remaining yet lie roused himself to meet it. The next Day he sent to ask permission to see her alone and was admitted to her study. Her fair eyes were swelled with weeping and the languor of indisposition was now added to the mourn ulness of grief. When he told her for what purpose he was come she was unable to repel her tears. A i seek not to detain you my dear Demetrius a she said a it is better we should part awhile. Though i should never see you More my heart would not cease to beat More warmly for you than for any other. Alas what have i in the world beside you and Adelaide but do not imagine i give Way to useless regret at the necessity which severs us. No in Many things i shall find Consolation in none More than in the knowledge of your retaining for me no other sentiment than that of Demetrius Only answered with a sigh but such a sigh Long Long after did the remembrance of it chill every vein of Constantia. She pressed his hand a you Are going to your brother with him i Hope you will find confort. I shall hear of you from Adelaide to write to you myself would be Folly for until our Mutual weakness is conquered what would it Avail the romantic generosity with which you have destroyed my dear grand mama a affectionate intentions surprises everyone but me i expected it and yet i blame it. While under my uncles guardianship i understand no deed of mine can be valid but assure yourself that until the period of my Liberty arrives i retain the estates Only in Trust it will then be my business to convince you that annulling the will of a departed Friend is a species of Demetrius combated this assertion by arguments drawn from his Peculiar situation. Constantia Shook her head without proceeding to reprove him she said a Tell Adelaide that i can not answer the letter she has just sent me but my heart truly participates in her prospects we shall soon meet perhaps for i leave Velieri with my aunt in a few Days. Farewell Demetrius Farewell a she Rose trembling As she spoke and the paleness of death spread Over her face a thick Mist gathered before the eyes of Demetrius he wrapped his arms round her As she stood beside him and their cold Cheeks rested against each other. Grief locked up the Power of speech and he embraced her for the last time in mute despair. Constantia plucked from her neck the Ivory Crucifix of the Duchess and at the same moment wildly kissing his picture which she wore there also put the Little Cross into his hand and Tore herself away. Demetrius fell to the ground deprived of sense. As no one entered the he Lay it was Long Ere he revived when he did a the full sense of his misery burst on him like the Light but frenzy was Over he committed the Ivory relic to his bosom after which he went to take a ceremonial fare-4 Well of the Prince and Princess of Nuremberg. Professions of Good will and a cold compliment to his just notion of the Duchess injustice were made him by the Prince. Demetrius hastily interrupted them. A your highness must Pardon me if i avow myself actuated by very different sentiments and Call the will surprising but not unjust. The Bounty of the Duchess was proportioned to her affection for me not indeed to my deserts yet her Fortune was As much her own to bestow As her Friendship. I therefore protest against such an ungrateful inference and beg leave to state my real a Well sir state them if you and the Prince bit his lips As he spoke. Quot i belive that when the Duchess executed that Noble deed she did it under the impression that i would hereafter aspire to a Felicity from which my presumptuous eyes Are now averted a sigh Hurst Forth with these words and Demetrius paused for a moment Nuremberg a blood Crim soned his face. The former resumed. A it would have been dishonesty therefore to preserve what was Given me by a deed so executed. I was certain also that without the knowledge of circumstances which never can he promulgated the world might suspect my disinterested Ness this for my own part. I could front serenely conscious Honor being an Unpi Erce Abie shield hut distinguished by the favor of Princess Constantia it becomes the duty of my life and it shall be the business of it to preserve her from censure by proving that the Man so honoured has the spirit of his birth rather than of ids he stopped and his countenance glowed with the loftiness of his feelings. A then sir a replied the Prince coldly a obligation on my part ceases. Till now 1 really had no idea that so rational and equitable an action had its source in Romance and a i would not have you sir a returned Demetrius looking full at him a believe yourself under the slightest obligation to me nay i wish you to know that had a fortunate destiny Given me the illustrious treasure of your nieces hand i should not have presumed to alter one article of the Duchess will and had i never known Princess Constantia i should have preserved this vast gift even at the Price of your highness Demetrius waited a moment to give the Prince time of answer this galling avowal but the latter Only gnawed his under lip and the other bowed and withdrew. Demetrius was still rash still imprudent and would have spurned the counsel that urged Only the caution of silence what he Felt he burned to show believing that to hide his feelings was equivalent to the More imprudent falsehood of denying them. A flush was still on his Cheek when he crossed the Hall to depart. The sight of the domestics gathered there to less and bewail him and the dejected countenance of father Pietro who had Long been the confidant of the Duchess this glow lie Shook hands with the servants embraced father Pietro and then looking round the Haw As if bidding eternal Farewell to its senseless Walls hastened through the portico to the vehicle that was to convey him forever from Velieri. Chapter Xix. A tedious journey was performed by Demetrius without noticing its length or its discomforts he moved mechanically from Carriage to Carriage for his spirit was still with Constantia but As he entered Swabia thought of As dear an object called Back the wandering soul. Charles was hurrying Over military dispatches in his own quarters at Donau Eschin Gen when his brother arrived there not having heard the wheels of the Carriage he was unconscious of its approach till lie saw him by his Side. At sight of him Joy flushed Over his face he Rose hastily from his seat and wrapped him in his arms. A my brother my dear brother my beloved Demetrius a pressed to this Host of human hearts Demetrius Felt As if he had reached a shelter from every coming storm. The bosom of his brother seemed his Home and accustomed from his infancy to find Comfort and tenderness there he retained the memory of past serenity and the Hope of future peace. Apprised of the Duchess death Charles was prepared to see his brother dejected but there was an expression in his features that announced a heart completely desolate. He pushed aside his still Beautiful hair and gazed with bursting grief Over that altered complexion Over which it once played like sunbeams among Flowers. He looked awhile till the tears gathering fast in his own eyes obscured their sight he then turned away Shook the hand grasping his exclaiming in a tone of piercing tenderness a my poor Demetrius moved to a window and stood there in silence till their Mutual agitation subsided. No one is completely wretched unless they Are abandoned of virtue. While that Angel remains with the human soul Springs of Comfort arise even in the Stony desert. Demetrius was speedily sensible of much Consolation he was conscious of having sacrificed his fondest wishes a second time at the altar of duty and while praised and pitied by his brother while Blessing heaven for preserving to him that faithful Friend was Able to curb rebellious regret and look with gladness on the Brilliant destiny of Charles. Yet the perusal of a letter from de Lian Cour caused him much emotion. It affecting singly described the sensibility with which his daughter heard the death of m. De Fountainville and the constancy of Demetrius professed his own satisfaction at an event which however solemn was not to be lamented and concluded by saying that the moment Zaire left her chamber where she had been confined with a fever in consequence of her late Surprise they would return to Germany. It was not in the nature of our Yonng Hussar to read this testimony of an attachment so faithful and so ardent without finding some portion of his former fondness revive for its seducing object. He suffered his thoughts to wander Back Over Many an hour of tracing Delight while his eyes floating in tears were fixed upon her miniature which he had once Given to Charles and which the latter now restored. The recollection of the moment in which he gave it the sight of its faultless love kindling Beauty the memory of her looks and words Long since banished from his mind grew tenderer every instant. He threw himself on a seat and smiting his breast with one hand while with the other he pressed the picture to his lips exclaimed a to Charles How is this heart rent and divided a by the gentle reasoning and still More persuasive endearments of his brother he was at length brought to composure a secret pleasure at this revival of a Long buried attachment spread Healing through his a breast and after a Day of Calmer discourse he was Capa
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