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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - January 31, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioVol. Xxxvi no. 27.wednesday morning january 31. 1877. Whole no. 2070. The Story of the rw0ri�. The Story of the sword my lad this keen and trusty Blade was hallowed by st. Louis hand who led the last crusade was made of True Damascus steel by one of Arab blood who gazed upon the murderous thing and then pronounced it Good. Whence came i by this ancient Blade the tale is shortly told i stood beside my door one Day a Monk weak climbed and old came tottering past. Upon my step this heavy sword he Laid quot my it length a Well nigh spent quot he cried. Quot to armorer guard this Blade. �?��?�1 bore it once through Palestine i swore this very sword should help to win the sepulchre of our most holy lord but once when Many a pay Nim heart had fallen neat its blows the while i slept at dead of night a wondrous vision Rose. �?o1 fancied that the hands were pierced i thought within his Side 1 yet could see the healed wound whence flowed the Crimson tide. A voice cried out a thou murderous Monk Dost think to serve thy lord Hast thou not heard a who take the sword shall perish by the sword a quot then All was still. In dread i Rose upon my Side a twas Laid. I could not leave the ancient sword it was Saint Louis Blade 1 bore it on and armorer i leave it in your care just yonder Rise Gray Convent Walls Ana i shall perish there. Quot take thou the sword and guard it Well and keep its Luster Bright it yet May serve in other hands the cause of truth and right but not in hands like mine to peace and holy Call ing vowed a for this my crime was 1 rebuked my haughty spirit bowed a and so i keep the sword entrust but when some valiant youth whose hand is skilled in use of armb whose heart is sworn to truth hailed Victor at the tournament and on the Battlefield shall ask it of me to his care this relic i will yield. Thou come st to ask me for the hand of this fair favored maid go show thyself the worthiest to Wear this trusty Blade then come to me a Manly Knight by deeds of valor tried and from the armorer a keeping claim at once the 6word and Bride. Tii Ehouse of Leopolstat or a soldiers Fortune. By miss a. M. Porter. Chapter Xix continued. Quot Uncle a said Constantia a let us not grow into enemies. I Promise to avoid occasions of displeasing you and i entreat you will do the same by me. To reflect upon the memory of our dear relation is to Rouse All the indignant feelings of my nature. You have no reason to accuse her of injustice she has shared the greatest part of her property it is True Between me and count Leopolstat but i had been her companion for two years i had devoted myself to the task of enlivening her solitary old age and i was portion less count Demetrius at the Hazard of his own life preserved both hers and mine and he too was poor. Where then was the injustice of giving to the objects of her love and gratitude what they wanted so much a remember sir that such censures will i provoke two questions did your wish for a Arger legacy proceed from interested motives or was it merely because it would have proved much love in the giver a constant Ian a penetrating eyes seconded these questions As she uttered them. The Prince reddened while lie stammered out an affirmative to the latter. A surge that no More sir urge that no More a she cried with great agitation. Quot your highness own heart will Tell you How often and How unkindly you chilled the affectionate breast that was Ever open to receive you. No one can expect to be loved without the Mylove in return and the remonstrances you made so often against my Grandmamma a Mode of spending her income the haughtiness with which you treated the Noble a Outh that preserved her from a dreadful eath were i know considered by her As proofs of your a you Are admirably dexterous Madam at discovering excuses for a conduct by which you Are so much the gainer a said Burem erg a no wonder you plead the cause thus ably. But i query whether the Shade of our relative would accept this spirit of temporal interest As any great proof of your disinterested a was the greatest a exclaimed Constantia vehemently yet bursting into tears. A if i could sit tamely by even to weep while she was cruelly Traduce i should he unworthy of her goodness. You know not my soul Uncle if you really think what you say wealth can have few charms for a Young creature like me whose whole existence must henceforth be endured not enjoyed and who would far rather Bury herself Anil her wretchedness in the cells of a Convent than to be thus forced to mingle in the world where she no longer has any source of the Princess of Nuremberg now kindly pressed the weeping Constantia in her arms quot nay you must not speak thus a she said quot the Good Duchess was indeed More than a Parent to you but All happiness is not buried with her a quot your highness Consolation on that topic is a work of super rotation a observed the sarcastic Prince. A this Young lady had no such extravagant notion in her head. She has already Given me to understand that disappointment in love not regret at the death of a doting grandmother is the mighty affliction which makes the world so hateful to Constantia trembled through every fiber with a mixture of shame Anil indignation. Resentment gave her courage and raising her face from the bosom of her aunt she said with modest steadiness a i ought not to Blush at vowing an attachment which grew from gratitude and esteem into a preference that must forever exclude another and i will not deny that the disappointment of its Hopes to tiie dark Cloud which rests eternally on All my prospects. Sorrows for which we Are not prepared Prince fall heavier than those for a Fitch we Are reflections on the course of nature and observation of my beloved parents gradual decay had warned me that i must soon lose her but for the disappointment a Constantin could not proceed further her tender spirit yielded at the thought of Demetrius and aha leaned sobbing against the Side of the Carriage. Quot had your affections been placed upon a Viper object a returned the Prince after a no silence "1 should have been extremely a Orry for you but Vou must not wonder at my being irritated exasperated beyond All measure at this Union of meanness with Folly. To become attached to a boy a beggar a fellow that prefers an obscure woman to a Princess of Nuremberg i gracious heaven that one should Ever have been offered to him the Duchess must have been deprived of her senses thus to disgrace her House and name 1�?� Constan tia a eyes sparkled with resentment. A i repeat it to you sir a she said quot that unless you wish to alienate my heart from to forever you must no longer speak of its two Dearest objects in such unworthy terms. You Are my Uncle As Sulci i am desirous to love and Honor you but i can do neither if you thus continue wantonly to afflict cruelly to insult me. Quot you know not How much May he done with me by kindness. Treat me tenderly and you shall have no cause to complain of my inattention even to your highness the Prince sternly surveyed her. A i find my guardianship will be no easy task since i have so absurd and rebellious a spirit to manage. Do you forget that you Are a child that you have lived Little More than eighteen years in the world or what is it that makes you presume to dictate terms to your Uncle i am not to be talked with in sentences out of Romance. I will hear no More of this Loving forever this devoted Ness to a Hoy us silly and romantic As yourself Only because he has a handsome face and performed to admiration the office of a Constantia darted on him another lightning glance without speaking he went on. A and As to the preposterous Resolution of returning him the Felicki property unless indeed it be a thing colleagues Between you for the Sake of giving him an Opportunity of acting generously i have no terms Strong enough to Call it by. However i sincerely believe that in six weeks you will learn the value of property and in six weeks More most Likely Transfer yourself and your Power of doing ridiculous acts to some other Man entitled to demand your a when i do sir a answered the Young Princess a i give you leave to lavish on me All those conciliatory epithets with which you have not honoured As she spoke she wrapped herself round in her Mantle and leaned Back in the Carriage with a look which seemed to say a i shall speak no More on this the Prince understood it and his wife remained silent also. Constantia a soul was Resolute but her Deli cate Frame ill seconded its strength she now Shook through every limb and her heart Palmitate a to sickness. To this momentary exertion of spirit languor succeeded which for the remainder of the journey preserved her in dejected silence. At Munich she was plunged into a vortex of company. The Prince scrupulously attended to etiquette in suspending his Public Days but under the name of Friendly parties crowded his House As usual. Nothing could he More disagreeable to his Niece than the sight of strangers at such a period yet she strove to conciliate where she wished to esteem and constraining her heart appeared at All his assemblies. The youth and Beauty of the Princess were now almost unnoticed though a he was formed to Charm a Tine taste under every humor her present melancholy was far from attracting the multitude and she herself had no motive for pleasing. Those eyes which by exciting Sweet emotions embellished the very Beauty they gazed on were far away Constantia Ltd no one to be charming for and her soul careless of display dwelt inward. From the gaze of curiosity or momentary admiration she turned mournfully away seeking her Only pleasure in the sports of her Little Cousin a boy of five years old to whose endearing Gayety she often owed a respite from painful musings. The countenance of this child reminded her of Demetrius. Amadeus indeed resembled his fair Cousin and she was something like her Lover yet none but a lovers Eye would have discovered any similitude Between Demetrius and tie Little Nuremberg. We arc Apt to think those objects strictly alike which produce in us the same emotions and turning from the sight of angry frowns or pert simpers to the contemplation of Bloom Candor and intelligence Constantia delighted to fancy that she found in features so animated a sketch of her Leopolstat. She was one evening hearing the Little fellow say his prayers before he should be taken to bed when the door of the room Oji ened and she beheld Adelaide. A dear unkind Constantia a cried the latter advancing and folding her arms round her a Why have you left us to learn by Chance of your arrival Here a a i wished to be in better health and spirits a replied the Princess. A i knew your affectionate heart too Well not to believe that my unavoidable sadness would Ufa list she then Rose from the embrace of Adelaide and beheld Charles standing near them. At the sight of him the brother of Demetrius her Cheeks completely faded but quickly the Blush of innocent shame made Iem glow again. Charles was penetrated with regret. To see so Sweet a creature thus blighted in the very Bud of existence to observe her charming countenance announcing every qualification requisite to Render that existence honorable and Happy now dimmed with disappointment to recall what she had been so lately while beholding what she was now gave an expression of tenderness to his looks equal to that with which he was accustomed to regard Demetrius. Constantia comprehended his thoughts and tears started into her eyes. She tried to mile. A have i the satisfaction a she said of seeing my friends husband in count Leopolstat a the Blush of Adelaide and smile of Charles answered this question. Constantia was magnificently dressed for a supper party at her aunts but regardless of every ornament had lifted her Nephew from the ground and now held him on her bosom sheltered by the train of her velvet Robe. The disturbance of her Fine hair part of which braided with Jet fell Over her fair shoulders and the destruction of a Beautiful bouquet never excited a moments consideration she kept sheltering the almost undressed amadeus in her arms and unconsciously looked far More Graceful than Ever she did in All the precision of the Toilette. The errand of Adelaide was to invite her Friend to marshal a House or if that were denied to offer herself As her visitor. A and did Yon believe me capable of tearing Yon from such a companion As that a asked the Princess directing her eyes to Charles who had purposely taken the pretty amadeus from its fair nurse and was now caressing him at a Remote end of the apartment a Happy Adelaide a she added quot How do 1 Delight in the Fate that has Given you such a husband 1�?� the Brilliant eyes of Adelaide were at the same time fixed on the Sauie general object in Sweet tumult her heart was repenting to itself quot lie is mine Hei mine a while Mem Ory rapidly recalled his various excellencies. But the very fullness of her own Felicity made her friends cup appear More hitter and she embraced her with redoubled tenderness protesting that to Comfort one so dear would turn a painful sacrifice into a gratification. �?o1 am sure it would a replied Constantia and i reject so kind an offer for powerful reasons. For a while it will be better that i should not even see your Charles he is too like his voice his smile that expression of Noble her faltering accents lost themselves Iri sighs and a flood of tears came to he Relief. Adelaide pressed her hand while she whispered a but you shall not see him again till you wish it if you will but go with me to my fathers or suffer Ine to come to a alas i can not a replied the Princess a i should be lost if i were to have any one near me so tender As yourself. My grief must not he indulged and besides the Prince of Nuremberg is not Likely to hear the name of Leopolstat without emotions that would Render him an ungracious Host to my Best Friend. Visit me then in this Way. Comfort no with your occasional society and you will soon see me As Gay As a was Gay As Ever a a my dear Constantia a while Adelaide repeated the words her eyes filled with with tears. Constantia then ventured to ask after Demetrius and Learned that he was still in expectation of his friends from England. When the flutter with which she listened to Liis was Over she rang the hell and desired a servant to inform her Uncle and aunt that the count and countess of Leopolstat were then with her. The message was answered by another purporting that the Prince would he Happy to see them in the drawing room. The uniform of Charles was acknowledged dress and his Lovely Bride merely laying aside her Pelissey and hat was habited for an evening Constantia gave the child to its attendants and led the Way to the drawing room. A Brilliant Assembly filled the spacious Saloon at the top of which count Leopolstat recognized the Princess of Nuremberg. She met his Graceful Salute with a cordiality restrained by fear. Her husband coldly bowed. The Majestic manhood of Charles his a embarrassed nay almost commanding mein his High military station and his established Fame somewhat awed the Prince. It was not now a rash indiscreet youth undervaluing his own qualities and forgetting his own services that stood before him it was a Man conscious of desert As Well As of birth one that was not to be insulted without bringing upon his insulted Universal opprobrium. Meanwhile influenced by Public opinion Nuremberg assumed the Prince mingled a Little Courtesy with his loftiness and condescended to receive count Leopolstat with the respect due to his reputation. Constantia a soft heart melted unexpected graciousness. Without suffering herself now to see its motive she strove to evince her gratification by a vivacity which helped to enliven her uncles visitors while it saddened her own. They were too much in her bosoms secret to be deceived by externals. When supper was Over the Chamberlain informed the count and countess of Leopolstat that apartments were prepared for them in the Palace. They did not therefore leave Munich till the next morning. It required All the tenderness of Charles to soothe the grief of his wife after parting for the night from Princess Constantia. The pain of seeing her Youthful person so altered overcame Adelaide and sinking upon a seat the tears she had restrained before her fell uncontrolled on the bosom of her husband. But tears thus shed had their sweetness. Adelaide remembered the time when she wept alone and a comforted for his Sake and As his arms now fondly encircled her almost wondered at herself for Ever weeping at any thing. A we should be too Happy a she said with naivete a far too Happy if it were not for our dear Demetrius and never to Charles did the voice of Adelaide sound so delightful As when she spoke affectionately of his brother. His eyes now filled with More than their usual tenderness lie covered her hand with kisses and uttered Over it an exclamation of grateful pleasure. When we love excellent persons their conduct under misfortune never fails to Solace the pain with which we participate in their calamity Leopolstat Drew from the fortitude of Constantia solid Consolation for his wife. She was too susceptible of whatever is admirable in human character not to confess that Constantia a evident Endeavor to stifle regret and to fulfil the duties of her important station was a cordial to her own distress. Before the family assembled at breakfast the next morning the friends passed two hours together. In this interview Adelaide found fresh reasons for lamenting the trials of a Young creature whose tender heart embracing All the sufferers of Earth already be fan to occupy itself with numberless plans or their Succour. Constantia had none of that selfish weakness which delights in extracting the commiseration of Friendship by an unnecessary display of irremediable misery. She therefore did not dwell on the subject heaviest in her breast nor express her determination of never marrying. But Adelaide guessed this Resolution. The Princess chalked out a scheme for her future life which spread so wide in munificent expense and was so Remote from All idea of control that she unawares betrayed her secret. The countess sighed As she perceived it inwardly refining at the destiny which prevented them from being Sisters. As they were about to join the family Constantia said hesitatingly a remember me to Demetrius but How. I know not As his Friend his unchangeable Friend a she cast Down Ker eyes sighed deeply and then resumed a whatever May befall him Adelaide let me always know it i could not live without permitting myself to share in every one of his Joys or sorrows. You misunderstand me sadly if you suppose me capable of forgetting him a no the Hope of living to hear he is quite a amp pay perhaps of witnessing that happiness alone animates my the appearance of the Princess of Nuremberg at an opposite door opening into the same gallery checked the reply of Adelaide. Glad of an Opportunity to show attention where it was due and removed from the Petrinic glance of her husband the Princess approached Madame Leopolstat and magic Lier usual inquiries about her accommodations and rest which though nothing in themselves Are transmuted into precious tilings by a gracious manner. Adelaide answered this courteous Ness with a smile that invited further kindness and by several remarks on the Young amadeus made her Way instantly to the heart of his Mother. The indies then entered the breakfast room and found count Leopolstat aril the Prince already there. In the Long conversation which these gentlemen Hail held upon books politics and persons the former sounded without difficulty the intellect of the latter he found it miserably shallow and consequently pitied those otherwise detestable prejudices which were the joint product of u defective education and a feeble mind. Had a Man of sense acted As the Prince of Nuremberg did Leopolstat would have treated him with austere indignation but convinced that his conduct resulted from an ill Humoured temperament which knew not the restraint of reason he looked at him with compassion and behaved to him with civility. As they had both avoided a discussion of the transactions at Felicki they sat Down to breakfast with More appearance of cordiality than they had met the evening before. Charles caressed the Little amadeus with so much sweetness allowing him to twist his hair into a thousand fantastic forms that he thawed some of the ice on the heart of the Prince who must have been a monster had lie not Felt like a father while his child was yet of that Happy age from which nothing can Spring to air Nare Atal affection. He condescended to say that when count Leopolstat should be released from service and resident in Vienna lie should have the Honor of returning this visit and that till then he hoped to have tie pleasure of receiving him and his countess occasionally at Munich. Charles bowed but took care to show that he accepted so haughty an invitation principally from a wish of facilitating the interviews of his wife and the Young Princess. Soon after breakfast the Carriage was announced and Adelaide bade Adieu to her iter xxx. On the Road to Dutlinger they encountered Demetrius who was galloping Home after having executed some orders Given him by the general. As lie leaned from his horse against the opened window of the Carriage his excessive paleness alarmed the count and countess. Charles observed such a tremor in his voice that he hastily asked if and thing extraordinary had happened. His brother alternately changing color said a i have received a letter from Madame de Fontain Ville. She is at Hamburg very ill and i can not obtain leave to go to the extreme agitation of his manner rendered these few sentences almost unintelligible. Adelaide Laid her hand affectionately on his beseeching him not to alarm himself a she doubted not but Madame de contain Villers sickness was the consequence of i Long protracted a it it Vage. A a i Hope so a replied Demetrius still trembling in his speech a shut to know she is in the same country with me and so ill l would give the world to go to her. She will think me ungrateful cold hearted. You know not How this intelligence has affected a i see How much it Lias a observed a liar Les a but my dear brother you agitate yourself without cause. Madame de Fountainville is acquainted with the restraints Laid on a Soldier during War she will not she can not expect you. A letter is the Only proof of anxiety which duty leaves in your Power. What is her complaint a a there arc the few lines she has written a said Demetrius holding them out with an unsteady hand a they were meant to save me from apprehension but instead of that they make me his lips refused to utter what he feared for in the probability of losing Zaire by death lie lost All consciousness of preferring another. Upon Reading the letter Charles found that Madame de Fontain Villers disorder was a violent fever in consequence of a boisterous voyage. Seeing no grounds for encouraging premature alarm he suggested so Many cheering circumstances that Demetrius became composed. A fall that apprehensive heart of his a cried Charles As lie Drew up the Carriage window and his brother kissed his hand to them with a tearful smile a when will he be Able to allay his restless sensibility a he spoke this with the air of Aman engrossed by one object and Adelaide forbore to disturb the current of his reflections. He fell into a deep reverie about Demetrius while her thoughts roved from supposition to supposition from Hamburg to Munich from Zaire living to Zaire dead with an agitation that made fancy painful. On reaching Home for Charles had hired a House pro tempore they found the Field marshal impatient for their return. A so you vagrants a he cried a you have found the Way Hack at last. I have had a precious dismal time of it since you left me what in the want of my breakfast maker and what with your brother Charles who by the Way is at once one of the most agreeable and disagreeable puppies in existence i am both hungry and miserable. I foresee hell Cost me As Many sighs As might fill the sails of a Navy. What the plague did you bring him from Italy for i have been trying to get him ten Days leave but it can to be done and so doubtless i must set of myself for Hamburg and learn what Stiie matter with the foolish the sincerest concern struggled through the jocularity of the marshal. Ignorant of Young Leopolstat Slater attachment to Princess Constantia and Well acquainted with the violence of Liis former passion he was Earnest in the wish of obtaining for him certain accounts of Madame de Fontain Villon a situation. Adelaide warmly seconded this benevolent intention and Charles accepted the service with gratitude. A when Demetrius joined them and Learned that the marshal Only waited for a letter of introduction to the Marquis de Viancour his thankfulness expressed itself in his eyes he wrote a few agitated lines to Zaire and then i Gersdorf departed. This agitation of Demetrius was far from assumed or wilfully fomented. Constantia indeed was the object of his tenderest preference but having once loved the interesting Zaire having uniformly received from her the liveliest testimonies of exclusive and faithful passion he would have been lost to the common sensibilities of youth had he not contemplated with anguish the Prospect of her death. Before his brother and sister he concealed part of his anxiety and As they never talked More of Constantia than circumstances rendered unavoidable he was not distracted with solicitude about her. The third Day of the marshals absence Adelaide was sitting alone expecting the return of her husband and brother when she was startled by the sound of her fathers voice. She Rose and hastening to the Robin door saw him and the Marquis de Viancour slowly leading Ladante de Fountainville along the gallery. Transfixed into painful Surprise she stood for a moment motionless but dismissing the sudden emotion hurried Forward and took the place of the marshal. This was no time for questions Madame de Fountainville with difficulty reached the supper room where she sunk on the sofa without speaking. Softly instructing her companions How Best to support her Adelaide would not crowd the place with attendants but brought and administered restoratives herself. She had then Leisure to look at the poor invalid. Where was that Beauty which seemed capable of defying time and decay under the grasp of death it had withered. No Crimson blood now flowed through the finely rounded Check and smiling month no sparkling fluid floated Over the Rayless eyes that skin which once dazzled with animated whiteness was Turnea to lifeless Marble and the shape which a statuary might have selected for a pair one was wasted nearly away. Still to the gaze of pitying remembrance there remained some touches of exquisite loveliness. Adelaide a tender heart melted within her and gently putting her arms around the panting Zaire she supported her fainting head on her bosom she then Besought both gentlemen to withdraw in order to prevent the abrupt Entrance of Leopolstat whom she whispered them to prepare for the extreme indisposition of Madame do Fountainville. When strength and speech returned to Zaire she expressed tier gratitude with All the Energy of a subdued sensibility. A i shall not live to be your sister Sweet Adelaide a she faintly said a shut this goodness makes me feel As if i were so. I am much better now where is Demetrius surely the sight of him will give me Back my tears gushed to her eyes As she pronounced i this hopeless wish they started in those of her pitying attendant. Adelaide hastened to change the subject by inquiring How they had met thus soon. With a gasping breath Madame de Fountainville related that having overcome the crisis of her fever and being impatient to see Demetrius she had prevailed upon her father to proceed and Hail reached a stage fifty Miles Distant when completely overcome they stopped for the night. Marshal i Gersdorf happened to hear their names mentioned As he was changing horses at the same inn and immediately presented himself. He would have persuaded her to remain where she was her fever having returned hut she fore boded too sad a termination to follow his judicious counsel she persisted in proceeding and the dejected de Viancour Hail nothing left hut to accept the service of the marshal and permit him to become their companion Onward. Unintentionally deceived by the worthy i Gersdorf who painted the anxiety of Demetrius in the most vivid colors Madame de Fountainville never for an instant suspected that the heart of her Lover had yielded up its passion at tin command of virtue. Adelaide perceived this and thought it no crime to indulge so soothing an error. When her patient was sufficiently recon ered she acceded to her impatience and went j in search of Demetrius he was now with de j Viancour and the marshal listening to the unexpected confession of Zaire a danger. Never before had Adelaide beheld such an Guise in the countenance of any human j creature. He was shocked past All expression for the very consciousness of prefer ring another to a woman so devoted and once so beloved added stings to tiie Barb of grief. He now eagerly obeyed his Sisters summons. At the door of Zaire s apartment he i turned to Adelaide and said hastily a a leave i me he entered and Adelaide lingered a moment fearful of tin effect which his presence might have on Madame de foil Bainville. Liis passionate Caelum Fotion of tenderness and sorrow was lost in sighs hut j she distinctly heard Zaire say a yes yours yours still even in Adelaide then moved lightly away and meeting Charles was led by him into i neighbouring apartment. There they j mourned together in silence. On the arrival of a physician for whom count Leopolstat had sent Adelaide went to procure Madame de Fontain Villez a permission for his admittance. The appearance of her gentle figure at the room door roused Demetrius. He folded the still dear Zaire ardently in his arms and whispering a Benediction for the night broke from her. Adelaide approached then valid. A a whatever becomes Oft me a cried the latter with wild enthusiasm a i am Happy completely Happy i have seen him 1 have again Felt the throbbing of that faithful heart 1 shall see him to Morrow too o gracious too indulgent heaven a at these words she fell Hack in a fit occasioned by excess of grief and excess of Joy. The Aid of the physician was now found indispensable Liis utmost efforts to Calm her convulsive agitation were a Long time fruitless at length she sunk into a Dull trance during which she was conveyed to bed and from which she awoke deprived of reason. The spirits of Charles and Adelaide were now severely tasked As this delirium was the consequence of hurried feelings and might lie dated from the hour in which she heard of her husband s death and As it was accompanied by a raging fever no Hopes were entertained of her recovery. To Comfort the father to quiet the irritable sensibility of the marshal to a prepare the mind of Demetrius and to write a Short detail of their situation to Princess Constantia sadly occupied the before Happy hours of the Young countess. Bah evidence is nearly omnipotent for the delicate Adelaide found not Only mental but bodily strength for All these exertions. During a whole week never once did a Ray of reason penetrate the darkened intellect of Zaire yet its visions were delightfully Bright and she seemed to preserve in madness the transporting emotion by which it had been produced. While gazing on the rapturous smile dimpling her hectic Cheek while listening to the ecstatic fondness with which she addressed the object of her fatal attachment Demetrius no longer regretted that she had been innocently deceived. He sat night and Day by her Side though she knew him not and perpetually spoke to others of him As if he were absent. A in answer to her friends letter constant a wrote a reply fraught with sympathy. She accompanied it with a variety of such presents As Are sometimes acceptable to the sick and which can not always he procured entrusting them to the care of the celebrated or. The first physician in Swabia for whom she had sent express to Ulm. The prescriptions of or. Were As unavailing As those of the bavarian physician vet it was consolatory to have the Best possible advice. Zaire a senses were gone past recall and her life was therefore no longer the subject of her fathers prayers. Foreseeing the hour of her dissolution the medical men recommended Charles to detain his brother from her apartment. For this purpose an excuse was devised which betrayed Demetrius into the belief that her slumbers ought Only to be watched by Adelaide. He left her unwillingly and went with his brother to breathe the air in an Avenue leading from the House. Here count Leopolstat tenderly sought to prepare and fortify his mind for the Shock that awaited him. Demetrius heard in silence but his spirits so lately saddened by the death of the Duc Liess de Velieri were in a capable of receiving any other than mourn Ful impressions. To their Dis tempered View one Universal Nail seemed to cover the whole living world be brooded Over death and the grave with a terrible composure which resulted from the Complete despair of future Comfort. On reaching the House again this calmness ended. They met marshal i Gersdorf at the Hall door he was Pale and agitated. Shocked by the expression of his features Demetrius would have rushed past him had he not forcibly pulled him Back exclaiming in a tone that would not suffer him to be misunderstood a you must not go in the worthy Veteran hastily Drew out Liis handkerchief and covered his face. Rooted to the spot Demetrius gazed at him with wild fixed Ness fur a moment that r seemed an age to Liis affected brother. A my god for what am i reserved a lie said and turned away. Charles walked silently by Liis Side till they reached their quarters there tenderly embracing they parted without having exchanged a single word. Leaving Liis brother to the solitary indulgence of a sorrow in which he participated count Leopolstat Retro the path toward Dutlinger. He was anxious to be with Adelaide whose spirit was Likely to fail under the present Shock. A a1 he swiftly traversed the skirts of the Forest his thoughts unavoidably dwelt on the awful lesson which this untimely death of Madame de Fountainville presented to the Young and susceptible. To a sensibility per viciously indulged and Blind to every thing beyond present enjoyment she evidently owed the loss of her life. Had she submitted to a Short delay of promised blessings and not her own gratification but the peace of her father by sacrificing impetuous eagerness to his paternal fears she might have lived and been Happy. Instead of that she had Given reins to the wildest agitation destroyed her Frame by impatient agonies at their protracted voyage and when seized with sickness thought Only. Of beholding Demetrius without reflecting on the grief she was causing a tender Parent or that which must overwhelm her Lover should she die in his presence. Charles deeply ruminated on these things. He tenderly juried where he was forced to censure and though convinced that this Mournful event would produce a greater share of Comfort to his brother than could otherwise have been ins lot he borrowed most sincerely that any circumstance should have rendered it desirable. As he expected Adelaide was hardly Able to go through with the pious offices remaining to he fulfilled. Zaire bail expired in her arms happily without struggle or consciousness. But an event so affecting at any other time was doubly dreadful at this period when the heart of Adelaide warm with love and Felicity and just United eternally to the object of its fondest Choice shrunk l rom the recollection of decay and mortality. She had not been above three weeks a wife and al nest every hour of that Short Jaice had been filled with sharing in others sufferings. But Charles praised her. A Farles repeated the endearing expressions of tenderness exulting in its object and she forgot regret. A Brief yet severe illness confined Demetrius to Liis chamber during the interval that elapsed Between the death of Madame in Fountainville and the interment of her remains Charles fulfilled every requisite duty for him and saw the beauteous corps Laid in its last bed with Tom same solemnities and honors that he would have paid to that of a sister. The Marquis de Viancour left Swabia for England unable take leave of Demetrius and resolving to spend the remnant of his existence far from the scene of his misfortunes. No attempts at premature Consolation were made by Leopolstat and his countess when their sorrowing brother came again into their Circle. Acquainted with the former inclinations of his heart As Well As with its too tumultuous sensibility they deemed it Host to Trust every thing to time they foresaw the hour when the deep gloom now resting Over his wishes would gradually Clear away before reviving Hope and show him the appointed land of Domestic Bliss. In Constantia of Nuremberg they Eon ten dated a future sister and to the faithful attachment of that amiable Princess committed the task of Consolation. Marshal i Gersdorf being completely ignorant of this cheering expectation which consideration for female delicacy induced Liis daughter still to conceal was next to Demetrius the most melancholy person at Dutlinger. Strangely compounded of whimsical Lough Ness and romantic softness lie was peculiarly susceptible of that pity which Zaire a excessive passion was calculated to excite and judging from his own destiny which had Given him die object of his first affection rather than from his own nature lie believed it impossible for the Young Man Ever to love again. Influenced into livelier compassion he this belief lie devoted himself to the Endeavor of alleviating Liis distress. Demetrius gratefully registered every act of the marshals kindness and repaid them by striving to overcome the weakness they were meant to soothe. He was afflicted but not inconsolable for a Bright Angel invited him Forward on tiie track of life. The cup of happiness it is True no longer offered him a draught of in in Ingleiv bitterness but though remembrance of Zaire might taint its sweetness that would not destroy it wholly. He yielded therefore to the pensive Hope and often did a fond sigh for Constantia and a sad tear for Madame de Fountainville Spring from his heart at the same instant. In no bosom did the late event produce such a revolution As in that of Constantia. Awe struck As she was and moved by sym Pathy with the grief of the Man she loved she could not repress that delightful Hope which Palmitate a within her. Demetrius unhappy was still dearer than Demetrius devoid of care she longed to pour Balm on Liis wounded spirit and to assure Inni that existence spent with him though saddened perhaps by regretting an outlier would be transport to her. Certain of being yet More to him than All the world her thoughts hurried irresistibly Forward to the future there instead of ail a deviating life of solitary retirement and Barren duties prospects of social pleasure Active employments and All the Sweet Rev of wife p on life like this that Constantia was formed and her Youthful heart now sprang with eager anticipation to meet its favorite destiny. 1 a to break unreasonably upon the sadness of Demetrius even with the Only Good Sho now coveted entered not the mind of the Princess she was satisfied with being at Liberty to indulge a sentiment which she had found it so hard to control and trusted to the arrival of Adelaide who was about to leave Dutlinger for the confirmation of her lovers constancy. T preparations for the ensuing i were now comment Imp on the frontiers tons of wife Parent and Friend presented themselves in cheerful tumult. It was for a
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