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Cooke's Morgagni. In 2 vols.
and uninteresting as New England history is, I A Summary of the Law and Practice of
Conversations on Chemistry, new edition, dormant energies of my soul; and I would fain
feel there is enough connected with it, to rouse the Real Actions. By Asahel Stearns, Professor of
with Notes. By W. Keating. Law in Harvard University.
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e'en resolved to favour the project, and to procure Six Morning Exercises. By Robert Robinson.
for him as many old historical pamphlets as pos
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A few weeks after, my friend again entered my An Introduction to Algebra. By War of the Jurisdiction of the Courts of the United States.
By Peter S. Duponceau, Esq. with an Introduction apartment, and gave me a package, as he said, ren Colburn. Arithmetic; being a Sequel to First Les- Sketch of the national and judiciary powers exerand an Appendix, in which will be contained a "Here are my MSS., and it rests entirely with
you, whether or not to give them to the public. sons in Arithmetic. By Warren Colburn. cised in the United States, from the settlement of You, and every one acquainted with our earliest
Saratoga; a Tale of the Revolution. In the colonies to the time of the adoption of the history, will perceive that I owe many a quaint ex. swo vols.
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History of the Colonies planted by the ten manuscripts of those times.
“The ardour with which I commenced this task,
has almost wholly abated.
Seriously, Frederic, what chance is there that Private Correspondence of William Cow- which terminated in their Independence.
A Treatise on the Principles of Pleading retreat," upon a gay and busy world, can have writ
I, who so seldom peep out from the loop-holes of per, Esq.
With several of his most intimate Friends." Now first published from the original, in in Civil Actions; comprising a summary view of ten any thing which will meet their approbation? the possession of his kinsmen, John Johnson,
LL. the whole proceedings in a suit at law, fifth edition, Besides, the work is full of faults, which I have D. Rector of Yaxhan, with Welborne in Norfolk. with the addition of notes and references to all the talents enough to see, but not to correct. It has Female
Friendship. A Tale for Sundays. American authorities. By Joseph P. Norris, Jun. indeed fallen far short of the standard which I had By the author of “ School for Sisters.”
À Treatise on the Law of Partnership of feeling, when the soul fixes her keen vision on
raised in my own mind. You well know that state A Treatise on Crimes and Misdemeanors. By Neil Gow, Esq. With the addition of American distant brightness, but in vain stretches her feeble In two volumes. By William Ordnall Russell
, notes and references. By Edward D. Ingraham, Esq. and spell-bound wing, for a flight so lofty. The of Lincoln's Inn, Esq. Barrister-at-Law.-With
Transactions of the American Philosoph- world would smile," continued he, "to hear me Notes and References to American Authorities. By Daniel Davis, Esq. Solicitor General of Massa- ical Society. Volume 2d, new series, quarto, with talk thus, concerning a production, which will
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We recommend to Dr Thacher, when his raise occasion for a serious quarrel, Lieutenant CoA Military Journal during the American book comes to a second edition, which we lonel Nesbit
of the forty-seventh regiment ordered Revolutionary War, from 1775 to 1783, think he may expect, to restore it in a good A man from Billerica was caught by this bait, and describing interesting Events and Trans- measure to its original condition, as we are purchased the gun for three dollars. The unfortuactions of this Period, with numerous His quite sure it would have made a still more nate man was immediately seized by Nesbit and torical Facts and Anecdotes, from the Ori- useful and popular work, if it had been confined in the guard-house all night. Early ginal Manuscript; to which is added given to the public unadorned and untouch next morning they stripped him entirely naked,
covered bim over with warm tar and then with an Appendix, containing Biographical
But whatever faults the book may feathers, placed him on a cart, and conducted him Sketches of several General Officers. By have, it is withal an interesting and valua- through the street as far as Liberty-tree, where the James Thacher, M. D. late Surgeon in ble work, and ought to be, and will be, in people began to collect in vast numbers, and the the American Army. Boston. 1823. 8vo. the library of all who love to trace the military, fearing for their own safety, dismissed the
footsteps of our fathers through that dark man, and retreated to their barracks. The party valley of the shadow of death which led consisted of about thirty grenadiers
wlth fixed bayThis work should have been noticed be
onets, twenty drums and fifes playing the Rogues to our Independence.
March, headed by the redoubtable Nesbit with a fore; it was published many months since, Dr Thacher had just finished his medical drawn sword! What an honourable deed for a and though, as we understand, it has sold studies when the war broke out, and he re- British field officer and grenadiers! The selectmen well, its peculiar character and use render paired to Watertown where the Congress of Billerica remonstrated with General Gage re; it deserving of more attention than it has were then in session, and offered his servi- specting this outrage, but obtained no satisfaction." received. Such books are now demanded ces as surgeon. He was approved, placed On page 82 is a queer story of a riot in by the reading community, and the histor on the list of army surgeons, and com- the American barracks, which does little ical and permanent reputations of the emi- menced duty in the hospital at Cambridge, credit to the manners or the discipline of nent among our fathers, will probably be on the 15th of July, 1775. Our limits will our troops. fixed by them. We may hope they will ap- not allow us to follow our author in his pear, for such calls are generally answer-whole career; we can only say, he was racks last evening, attended by some unpleasant
" A singular kind of riot took place in our bar. ed ; and whether they are histories, or jour- generally fortunate enough to be where any consequences. Colonel A. W. of Massachusetts, nals, or biographies, they should be a state- thing peculiarly interesting or important made choice of his two sons, who were soldiers in ment of facts and circumstances relative to was going on. "Sick and wounded officers his regiment, to discharge the menial duties of important men and measures, plainly and of high rank, were frequently put under his waiters, and one of them having been brought up accurately told. The writers of them may care, and he availed himself of every op- to allow him to work on his bench in the same be assured that the more fully, circumstan-portunity thus afforded him, to obtain accu- room with himself. This ridiculous conduct has tially, and simply, the record of the generate and valuable information. We may, for some time drawn on the good old man the conration which has just gone, is made up, the without fattery or undue panegyric, give temptuous sneers of the gentleman officers, espemore acceptable and valuable will it be to our author credit for being an excellent cially those from Pennsylvania, Lieutenant Colotheir children.
Yankee. He appears to have been always wine, took upon himself the task of reprehending This journal is evidently not printed as inquisitive and active,-a good guesser, suf- the Yankee Colonel for thus degrading his rank. it was written. The style is too elaborate ; ficiently endowed with proper confidence in With this view he rushed into the room in the the hopes, fears, and expectations appended himself, and nowise wanting in disposition evening and soon despatched the shoemaker's to the more important events
, are too saga- or ability to thrust himself forward into the bench; after which, he made an assault on the Cocious. A young man not in the line as a acquaintance of all persons and affairs of noise and confusion soon collected a number of of military officer, could not find leisure in the consequence, whenever it could be done ficers and soldiers, and it was a considerable time vicissitudes and bustle of active war, to with propriety and decorum. Accordingly, before the rioters could be quelled. Some of the adorn his journal with figures of speech; he knows every body, and is full of anec- soldiers of Colonel Wayne's regiment actually took por would he probably be endowed with a dotes about every body, and his anecdotes to their arms and dared the Yankees, and then prospirit of prophecy, which could tell him are generally told in a lively, and pleasant thirty or forty rounds were aimed at the soldiers of just when to hope for escape and victory, way. His journal is a very respectable our regiment, who were driven from their huts and and when to fear peril and suffering.
history of the whole war; not so particular barracks, and several of them were severely On the other hand, many of the most, in- as larger works, but much more interesting wounded. Colonel C. in making an assault on a teresting scenes, which occurred in the war and probably quite as anthentic. For many one of the highest crimes in our articles of war. It of the revolution, are described with a mi- important events and facts, it is itself the was in the power of Colonel W., and, in fact, it was nuteness and life, not to be reconciled with best possible evidence, being the testimony his duty to bring the audacious offenders to exemthe supposition, that the whole account was of an intelligent and honest eyewitness. plary punishment ; but, as if to complete the diswritten recently. We therefore suppose, To illustrate our author's mode of story- grace of the transaction, Colonel C. sent some solthat Di Thacher actually kept a journal telling, we will extract a few paragraphs. diers into the woods to shoot a fat bear, with which during the war, which he has since written on the 15th page, is a recital of one of the and his officers to partake of it; this effected a reover, suppressing matter which he suppos- many abuses which exasperated the people conciliation; and Colonel W. was induced to ed uninteresting, filling up outlines origin of Boston into more determined hostility overlook the high-handed assault on his own per; ally drawn in haste and so defectively, and against England.
son and on the lives of his soldiers. Our Colonel intercalating many passages of sagacious
is a serious, good man, but is more conversant with remark and fine writing.
The public indignation is now greatly excited the economy of domestic life than the etiquette This we take to be the true history of by the following shameful transaction. The peo- practised in camp.” of the life and sufferings of this journal; into Boston, were suspected by the officers of pur
On page 136 is a professional account of and rather regret that it was called to en-chasing guns from their soldiers. In order to fur- a wound received by one of our soldiers, which is almost far enough beyond the ex- yet, we verily believe, history can show as us into close acquaintance with those spirits traordinary to reach the incredible. many precedents of the wonderful epocha of of air, earth, and sea, which have been so
“A brave soldier received a musket ball in his our nation's birth, as the generations of long banished from legitimate works of ficforehead; observing that it did not penetrate deep, men can offer of such an individual as tion, and many of its most important personit was imagined that the ball rebounded and fell Washington.
ages, are not of human flesh and blood; yet out; but after several days, on examination, I de- We cannot help feeling, strange as it he has contrived from this very circumtected the ball lying, flat on the bone, and spread may seem to many, and false as it may seem stance, which commonly detracts so much under the skin, which I removed. No one can to some, that Washington is not fairly and from the interest of works into which it is doubt but he received his wound while facing the enemy, and it is fortunate for the brave fellow that rightly appreciated by his countrymen. admitted, to throw an inexpressible charm his skull proved too thick for the ball to penetrate." There is a sort of fashion of thinking him around his heroine, and a peculiar tender
negatively rather than positively great. No ness into the interest which she excites. On page 209 is an anecdote of James one denies his reliance upon justice and Undine is one of a race of beings whose Otis ; a man whose whole life was a passion right, his courage or his faith in the ulti- habitation is in the waters,—who possess in of patriotism; who seemed to know no love mate prevalence of a good cause; for he some respects a superiority over the inhabibut for his country; and whose death was jeopardized fortune, life, and reputation in a tants of earth, but in others are less faas peculiar as his character and influence. conflict between rebellion, weak, poor, and voured. If he had lived in those ancient days when almost resourceless, and sovereignty, powimagination ran riot, and reason content- erful, armed, and resolute. None doubt his than you others of the human race ;-for we also
“We are in many things," says she, “ happier, edly followed her delightful wanderings, integrity; for all temptation man can meet, call ourselves human, being formed like you in our they who saw him fall, smitten down by the was offered him, during the war, by the en- bodies;—but there is a sad draw-back. We, and fires of heaven in their passage to earth, emy, and at its close, by every feeling of our fellow-spirits in the other elements, die, and and remembered his burning zeal, and his ambition and self-love in his own heart, and vanish into air
, with body and spirit, and leave no power of communicating to others the in- he was moved by them, - less than the sum- to a purer life, we remain where sand and weeds, tensity of his own feelings and the foresight mer breeze may move an oak. But his and wind and waves remain. We have, therefore, of his own sagacity, would have believed him intellect was as extraordinary as his moral in truth, no souls; we move in the element, comthe chosen channel through which the nature ; its essential quality was pure wis- manding it as long as we live, but the element scatneeded fire and light from heaven might dom, profound, unerring, almost superhu- cheerful, without troubling ourselves for the future; pass to the minds and hearts of his coun- man; and because there was in his mind no
as nightingales, and little gold-fishes, and other trymen.
effort, no turbulence, nothing but the quiet of beautiful children of nature are likewise. But all This book contains much evidence, and unfading and shadowless light; because he creatures wish to rise above their station. So was more assertion respecting a circumstance formed his conclusions and went to his re- it with my father, who is a powerful water-prince in our history which has never been so dis- sults almost intuitively, and needed no colli- in the Mediterranean sea; he wished his daughter tinctly explained or so thoroughly estab- sion with other minds to strike out the light it all the sorrows which belong to people who have lished as its importance deserves. We al- of his own, his wondrous endowments were souls. But our race can only gain a soul, by the lude to the gradual growth, the power, and hardly known ;—and there are, who think most intimate union of love with one of yours.” the final dissolution of a party in the coun- him a cold and prudent man, gifted with try, and yet more in the Congress, adverse excellent temper, and excellent sense, but adopted daughter of a poor fisherman and his
To effect this purpose, she becomes the to Washington, and desirous of placing withal possessed of no very remarkable wife ; and in due time, with the effectual Green, Gates, or Lee, in his high office of genius. Now, we speak not of gratitude assistance of Kuhleborn, a neighbouring commander in chief. The fact seems to be due to him ; of the policy of rewarding such water-god, ber very respectable uncle, begenerally admitted, and is noticed and al services with high fame; but we advise all luded to in almost every history; but this who dare to look up and measure an intel, brand, of Ringstetten, and thus acquires a
comes the wife of a noble knight, Huldis not enough; names, motives, and circum- lect which led the destinies of this land, and stances should be now fully disclosed by was the instrument chosen by God to work
human soul. those wbo have it in their power to do so, a nation's deliverance,-we do request them
“ Now, I have a soul," she says to her husband if any such there be. We cannot imagine to learn to measure it aright; to estimate after her mariage : "I thank thee for it, thou inany reasons of policy, or of delicacy to its power by its achievement; and to re- for it, even if thou shouldst make my whole life
, one wards individuals, which should have suf- member that in those disastrous days, when of sorrow. For what then will become of me, if ficient power to conceal from the people men best learn each other's nature, the best thou should avoid and reject me? Through dethe true extent and character of a power- and bravest in the land bowed down be- ception, however, I would not preserve your love. ful attack upon him, who deserves from us fore him, and felt that it was given to him And if it is your choice to leave me do it now, the name of Father of his country, more to rule, and to them to obey.
into this brook, which is my uncle, who passes in than any man ever deserved the name from
the forest his singular solitary life, far distant from any country.
the rest of his friends. He is powerful, however, It may well be that something of the Undine. A Tale, from the German of Fred- and much esteemed by many large rivers, and as he spirit which gave life to this party yet re- erick, Baron de la Motte Fouqué. Phil child, he will
carry me back to my relations, a spirmains. All who are conversant with, or
adelphia. 1824. 12mo. pp. 170. have heard much of our eminent men, know
itual, living,-suffering woman.' that there are amongst them, some who have This is a singularly wild, fantastical, and From this time, her character, which had felt no love nor reverence for the great name even whimsical production; and is yet at the before been wild, inconsistent, frolicksome, of our country; and who would not, like same time highly beautiful and attractive. and often perverse, undergoes an entire Mr Giles, a man whose talents and honesty We scarcely know, indeed, when we have change ; she becomes the most tender and afall must respect, declare upon the floor of been more fascinated, than during the few fectionate of wives, and her heart is the seat of the Senate Chamber, that she had enter- moments which were occupied in turning the most benevolent feelings and intentions." tained prejudices against Washington, but over the pages of this little tale. The nar- Unfortunately, in the exercise of these kind take him altogether, never should he look rative is plain, intelligible, and continued dispositions, she confers, what she imagines upon his like again.” The war of our In- without interruption; the characters con- a great benefit, upon Bertha, the adopted dependence was a strange one; the world sistent, true to nature, such as their nature daughter of a rich duke, by informing her had seldom seen a colony in its youth, fight is, and well supported throughout; and the of her real parents, the worthy fisherman ing with the energy which ensures suc- incidents and situations, although often and his wife. Bertha being, however, of a cess, against its mother land, from an in- somewhat amusing and grotesque, are fre- totally different opinion, considers this tense scorn and hatred, not of oppress- quently also exceedingly touching and pa- rather as a mortal injury, and conducts ion, but of all claim of right to oppress; thetic. It is true, that the author brings matters in so unbecoming a manner on the
occasion, that the good duke, scandalized at the account of the first interview of Un- my power over him again, and now first perceived her want of natural affection, turns her out dine with her future husband, in the fish- that my deliverer was no wbite man, but a silver of doors, and the fisherman for the same erman's cottage.
stream, which rushed down from a bill before me,
furiously crossing, and hemming in the path of my reason refuses to take her in. In this strait
“ In the midst of their discourse, the stranger steed. she is protected by Undine, who generously perceived a spattering on the window, as if some “ Thanks, dear streamlet! cried Undine, clapoffers her an asylum at the Castle of Ring one sprinkled water upon it. The old man, every ping her hands. But the old man shook his head, stetten, knowing too, at the same time, that time it occurred, knit his brows, as if he was dis- and looked down thoughtfully. she had once been beloved by her own hus- turbed ; but, when, at last, a whole stream was “I had hardly fixed myself again in my saddle, band. Gradually, the love of Huldbrand wan- thrown against the window, and found its way into and taken my reins properly, resumed Huldbrand, ders from his generous and beautiful wife. the room, through the slightly fastened sash, he when there stood at my side a strange little man, The idea that she is a being of a different ing towards the window; Undine ! wilt thou never yellow colour, and with a nose pot much smaller
rose angrily and cried in a threatening accent, turn- diminutive and ugly beyond measure, of a brownish mould, cools his affection, which fixes itself have done with thy child's play ? when there is at than the whole little pigmy besides. At the same upon the less beautiful and admirable, but this moment, a strange gentleman in the cottage time, he grinned at me with his broad spreading still human Bertha. She reciprocates and en- with us. The noise immediately ceased; a slight mouth, with a very stupid politeness, and made tittering only was perceived. * * *
thousands of bows and grimaces before me. As courages his passion, and he becomes negligent and even unkind to Undine.
“While they were speaking, the door flew open, this puppet's play displeased me much, I thanked This
and a fair-haired girl, of remarkable beauty, sprang him quite crustily, turned off my yet trembling however is deeply resented by her cousins laughing in, and said: You have only cheated me, horse, and thought I would seek another adventure, and uncles, the water-fiends, who persecute father; where then is our guest?-Immediately, or turn my steps homewards if none appeared; for the lovers in a thousand ways, tili Undine however, she perceived the Knight
, and stood fixed the sun, during my wild race, had already passed generously stops up a fountain through brand was charmed with the beautiful figure, and But the little clown sprung round with the speed of which they obtain access to the castle.gazed the more earnestly at her lovely features, be- lightning, and stood again before my steed. Stand Huldbrand becomes daily more and more cause he imagined that her surprise alone gave him off! said I, crossly; the animal is wild, and will harsh and unkind in his treatment of Un- the opportnnity, and that she would immediately make nothing of running over thee. Ay? snarled dine, who constantly exhibits the same ten- turn from his gaze, with added timidity. It hap- the little wretch, and laughed yet more shockingly; der, disinterested, and forbearing affec- pened, however, quite otherwise. For after having throw me first some drink money, for I have stoption for him; warns him of the danger kneeled before him, and said, while she played with your horse, in the cleft of the rock yonder if of offending the spirits of the deep, and with a golden medal which hung on his breast, sus- I had not saved you; Hu!-A truce then with your protects him on divers occasions, from pended from a rich chain: Ah, thou beautiful, much vile grimaces, said I, and you shall have the their vengeance. His better feelings are desired guest, hast thou come at last to our poor pence, though you tell not the truth; for see, the often awakened towards her, and he re- cottage. Wast thou then forced to wander
for long good brook yonder preserved me, but not you, poor turns to her with all the fervour of his Dost thou come from the wild forest, my fair friend piece into his curious cap, which he held before first love; but the seductive attractions of The scolding old dame left him no time for reply me, in the attitude of a beggar. Then, I journeyed Bertha draw him again from his allegiance, She commanded the girl to stand up properly, and on; but he screamed after me, and was soon up and he at length loathes and detests his un- attend to her business. Undine, however, without with me, running with inconceivable rapidity. 1 fortunate connexion with a being of another removing, took a little footstool next to Huldbrand's spurred my horse into a gallop; he galloped with sphere. She forbears long, but is at last chair, sat down on it, and taking her work, said me, though not without effort, and made many wondriven by excess of unkindness and cruelty, pleasantly: I will sew here. The old man did as old derful
, half diverting, and half frightful distortions men are wont to do with perverse children. He ap of his body, during all which he held up the gold to leave him. She plunges into the sea, peared as if he took no notice of Undine's oddity, piece in the air, crying with each stride; False and mingles with her native element. and began to attempt some other conversation. But coin! false gold! false money! false coin? And The grief of her husband, and even that of the girl would not allow it. She said : I have asked this he roared out with such a hollow sound, that
one would have thought he must needs fall dead to Bertha, who is not destitute of all good our fine guest from whence he came, and he has not feelings, is deep and sincere; but like all answered me. I came from the forest, fair crea- the ground after each cry. His frightful red tongue
ture, answered Huldbrand. You must tell me then, hung far out of his mouth. I stopped, much dishuman grief, and particularly like all wid- how you came to venture into it
, for men generally turbed; I asked, What means thy cry? Take anowers' grief, it wears away, and they pre- avoid it: and what wonderful adventures befell you other gold piece, take two more, but leave me alone. pare for their own nuptials. A multitude there ; for no one, they say, goes through it without Then he resumed his frightful courteous greetings,
and snarled; Not gold, it shall not be gold, my of omens warn them to avoid this consum- meeting some."
young master; I have too much already of that mation of their injustice towards the hap- Huldbrand gives some account of his ad- sort of stuff: Here it is, I will show it to you. less Undine. A law of the children of ventures in the forest.
" Then it seemed to me all at once, as if I could Neptune, it seems, would oblige Undine to
see through the firm green plain, as if it were green put to death her husband, should he wed end, said I to myself, in a pleasant mood; and be in it were a crowd of gnomes, playing with silver and
" The wood shall soon be traversed from end to glass, and the smooth earth round and hollow, and another. Of this she warns him in a dream; fore I tkought of it, I had already penetrated into gold. They were tumbling about like madmen, but neither dreams nor omens can arrest the midst of its green shades, and saw no more of throwing the precious metals at each other, and the destined pair. They are married, and the open plain behind me. Then it first struck me blowing the gold dust into each other's eyes. My Huldbrand renders himself liable to the that I might very easily lose my way in this exten- hateful companion stood half within, half without'; penalty of this law. One thing still pre- sive forest, and that this was probably the only dan the others reached him a great deal of gold, which serves him ; the stone yet remains upon the grey hoorlich dravellers were exposed. I stopped he showed me laughing, and then tossed it again, fountain, which Undine had placed there, which had now risen higher. Whilst I was look. Then he showed my gold piece again to the gnomes and till this be removed, no water-spirit can ing up in this manner, I saw a black thing in the below, and they laughed themselves half dead over gain access to the Castle. But the foolish branches of a high oak. I thought at first it was a it, and hissed at me. At last they all raised tovanity of his new wife soon removes this bear, and seized my sword ; when it addressed
me wards me their long fingers
, dirty with the metal, last obstacle. She longs on her wedding pleasantly: 'If I did not break off the branches and madder, arose the tumultuous throng around
with the voice of a man, but very roughly and un- and wilder and wilder, thicker and thicker, madder night for some of the water of this foun- here above, how then shouldst thou be roasted to me; and then I was seized with horror, like that tain, to remove some freckles from her night, thou stupid loon.'-And with this, he grinned which before had seized my horse. I put spurs to skin; her obsequious attendants remove and made such a rustling among the branches, that him, and know not how far this second time I rode the stone, and thus the fate of her husband my courser grew wild, and ran off with me, before madly into the forest. is seale
I had time to see what kind of a devilish creature "When I halted again at last, the coolness of the
it was. * For this meagre outline of the story of
evening was around me. Through the branches I
My terrified horse had well nigh run with me discovered a white foot-path, which I thought must Undine, we can only apologize by remark-against the trunks and branches of trees; he per- lead out of the forest to the city. I tried to peneing, that some knowledge of it is necessary spired much from distress and the violence of the trate in that direction; but a snow-white, indistinct by way of preparation for the right under- exercise, yet would not balt. At last he went countenance, with ever-changing features, looked standing of a few extracts which we pro-peared to me suddenly as if a tall, white man, threw but which ever way I turned, I found it was there,
Strait on towards a stony precipice; then it ap- towards me, from the leaves; I tried to avoid it, pose to make from the work itself, as speci- himself in the way of the mad horse: The animal In a fit of fury I tried at last to drive my steed mens of its style and execution. We quote I stopped upon this, and stood before him; I regained swiftly against it; then a rushing of white foam
came before me and my horse, which completely ful 'faces became visible to each, and the whole “The Knight, in the mean time, was left by his dazzled us both. This drove us, from step to step, stream, around the boat, swarmed with the most attendants. Half undressed, oppressed with me! aside from the foot-path, and only left a single path horrible forms."
ancholy, he stood before a large mirror; the wax open to us. But if we attempted to go on, it was
A necklace is snatched from Bertha, by a lights burned dimly by his side. He heard a tap , , When I occasionally looked behind, 1 marked well, hand which springs out from the water. Un- very gently. Undine had been wont to knock so that the white, foaming countenance was attached to dine presents her in place of it, with anoth- before, as a friendly signal. It is all now fancy! an equally white and very gigantic body. Some er which she has received from some water- said he to himself. I must go to bed.-Thon times I fancied it was a moving well-spring, but I god.
must indeed, but in a cold one! a voice without could never make any thing certain of it. The
seemed to say, and then he saw in the glass, that horse and rider followed exhausted, the driving
“She then raised in her wet hand, which she had the door opened, slowly, and the white wanderer white man, who continually
beckoned to us with for some time held under the water, a magnificent entered, and carefully turned the key behind her. his head, as if he would say: Right! right! And coral necklace, so beautifully brilliant, that it almost They have opened the well,
said she, softly, and now, came out in this spot, where I saw the green turf
, said she, affectionately presenting it to Bertha ; ! pressed heart, that it could not be otherwise, but the lake, and your little cottage, and where the tall have found this as a restitution for you, and be not he covered his face with bis hands, and said : Make
troubled any more, my poor friend.-But the me not wild with terror, in my dying hour. If thou white man vanished.”
Knight sprang between them. He snatched the hast a horrible face under thy veil, lift it not, and We pass to the account which is given beautiful ornament from Undine's hand, buried it take me away without my seeing thee.-Ah, reof the first wandering of the affections of again in the flood, and cried, burning with rage; plied the wanderer, wilt thou not then look at me Huldbrand from their legitimate object.
Hast thou then perpetually a connexion with them? once ? I am as fair as when thou wooedst me, on
Stay with them then, in the name of all wizards, the peninsula. --O, if it were so ! said Huldbrande “The writer of this history, because his heart is with all thy presents, and leave us human creatures, and if I might die by a kiss from thee.- Very
wilmoved by it, and because he wishes that it may ex- in peace, thou Enchantress!-Poor Undine gazed lingly, my love, said
she. And she threw back her cite in others the same emotion, begs a favour of at him, stupified, but with streaming eyes, the hand veil, and her beautiful face smiled from under it, thee, dear reader. Excuse him, if he now passes still stretched out
, with which she had wished so with heavenly
sweetness. Trembling with love, over a long space of time with a few words, and only affectionately to convey to Bertha her beautiful as well as at the approach of death, the Knight tells thee its events in general terms. He well present. Then she began to weep. more and more bent towards her. She kissed him, then drew him knows, that it would be possible to relate regularly, bitterly, like an innocent, lovely
, who is in more closely to her, and wept, as if she would and step
by step, how Huldbrand's mind began to great trouble. At last she said very faintly: Ah, weep away her soul. The tears stood in the eyes turn from Undine, and to incline towards Bertha ; dear friend, farewell : They shall do nothing to of the Knight, and his heart beat, with sad emohow Bertha continually met the approaches of the thee; only remain true, that may keep them tion, till his breath at last, left him, and he fell from young Knight with glowing love, and they both ap- away from you. Alas, 1 must go, must leave this her beautiful arms, a lifeless body, on the head of peared to fear Undine rather as a being of another delightful young life. Alas, alas, what hast thou the bed. order, than to sympathize with her; how Undine done! O woe, woe!
“I have caused him to die by weeping : said she wept, and her tears produced the pangs of remorse in
“And she vanished over the side of the rock, - to some servants who met her in the ante-chamber, the Knight's heart, without rekindling his former she rose up over the stream, she united herself with and walked slowly through the midst of the terrilove, so that he would treat her affectionately for a it
, it seemed like two natures, and like one. But fied attendants, who saw her vanish in the founlittle while, till a cold shuddering turned him from she soon wholly disappeared ; only the little waves tain." her side, and drew towards him a being of his own yet whispered round the boat, and they seemed to
say: 0 woe, woe! Remain true. species in Bertha. * * *
At the funeral, Undine appears for the “ Poor Undine was much distressed; the other Huldbrand however, lay stretched on the deck last time. two were, also, not happy; Bertha, especially, was of the vessel, overcome with tears; and a deep
« Shield and helmet were laid on the coffin, to be accustomed, on the smallest disappointment of her swoon soon veiled in its mild forgetfulness the mis- sunk with him into the earth, for Huldbrand, Lord wishes, to apprehend the influence of the justly erable man."
of Ringstetten, had died the last of his race; the jealous wife to be the cause. She assumed, in After the wedding of Huldbrand, the mourners began their solemn procession, singing consequence, a tone of haughty superiority, which Undine submitted to with painful self-denial, and vanity of his new bride brings on the fatal their songs of mourning, in the clear, still air.
Heilman walked before, bearing a tall crucifix, and which was commonly supported in the most decided catastrophe.
the comfortless Bertha followed, leaning on her old manner by the deluded Huldbrand.-What dis- “The men put forth all their strength to remove father.—All at once they perceived in the inidst turbed still more the company at the castle, were the great stone : one or other of them, occasionally of the mourning-women, in the widow's train, a
various wonderful apparitions, which encountered sighed at the recollection that they were destroying snow-white figure closely veiled, and who wrung her • Huldbrand and Bertha in the vaulted passages of the work of their former beloved mistress. But hands in great anguish. Those, next to whom she
the tower, and of which nothing had been heard the task was found much lighter than they had ap- walked, were seized with a mysterious terror, they before, within the memory of man. The tall, white prehended. It seemed, as if some power from went backward or sideways, and in consequence of man, in whom Huldbrand too well recognized uncle within the well assisted them to remove the stone. their movements, the others, next whom ihe white Kuhleborn, Bertha, the mysterious master of the — The astonished workmen said to each other, it stranger now came, were terrified still more, so spring, often stepped before them in a threatening seems as if the water within had become a spout- that complete disorder began to appear in the manner, but especially before Bertha, so that she ing horn.--And the stone lifted itself up, more and whole train of mourners. Some of the women had often fallen in swoons, from terror, and had more, and almost without the aid of the labourers, were so bold, as to attempt to speak to the figure, thought many times of leaving the castle. But she it rolled slowly and with a heavy sound over the and to command it to leave the procession; but was prevented, partly by her love to Huldbrand, pavement. But from the opening of the spring, before their view it seemed at once to vanish, and and partly by the sentiment of her own innocence, something like a white column of water rose ma- was, nevertheless, seen moving along, with slow because they had never come to an open explana- jestically; they thought at first that they were majestic steps, in the midst of the followers of the tion: and partly likewise, by her ignorance where right, about the spouting horn, till the rising figure body. At last it came, whilst the attendants still to direct her steps."
assumed the form of a woman veiled in white. made way for it, close behind Bertha. It went now While sailing on the Danube, Huldbrand, in anguish, over her head, and stepped with a slow, sence, and it walked very humbly and carefully, be
She wept bitterly, raised her bands, wringing them very slowly, so that she was not aware of its preUndine, and Bertha, are constantly dis- solemn pace towards the castle. The servants of hind her, undisturbed by any one. turbed by the rude pranks of Kuhleborn, the castle ran terrified from the fountain; pale, “This lasted, until they came to the church yard, which are only repressed by the presence dumb with horror, stood the bride at the window and the procession closed around the open grave. and authority of Undine.
surrounded by her attendant maidens. As the fig. Then Bertha perceived the unbidden companion,
ure came close under their room, it looked up to and commanded her, half in anger, half in terror, “Hardly, however, had she closed her eyes, them mournfully, and Bertha thought she could to leave the peaceful grave of the Knight. The when each one in the boat
, in whatever direction perceive under the veil, Undine's pale features. veiled figure, however, shook her head gently, and he might chance to look into the water, saw a fright. The weeping figure, however, passed along, heavily, raised her hands, as in a humble prayer to Bertha, ful countenance of a man, which rose out of the sorrowfully, hesitatingly, as if to the scaffold.-Ber- by which she was much moved; and could not help waves, not like that of a swimmer, but quite per- tha screamed to them to call the Knight; not one of thinking, with tears, how Undine had endeavoured, pendicular, as if it was nailed to the watery mir- the chambermaids dared to leave the place they on the Danube, to present her with the beautiful ror, but yet sailing above with the bark. Each were in, and the bride herself became suddenly coral necklace. Father Heilman, then commanded wished to show to the other the object of his ter-still, as if terrified by the sound of her own voice. silence, that they might pray solemnly over the ror, and each found in the other's face the same bor- " Whilst they yet stood, in terror, at the window, body, on which they were now heaping the earth. ror, the hand and eye, however, pointing in different motionless as statues, the singular wanderer had Bertha kneeled in silence, and all kneeled, even the directions, as if the half laughing, half threatening reached the castle, ascended the well-known stairs, grave-diggers, as they had already prepared the monster was directly opposite to each. But as gone through the well-known hall, still shedding si place. When they rose, the white stranger had they now tried to make each other understand, and lent tears. Ah, how differently did she once wan- vanished in the place where she had kneeled, a all cried : “See there!-not there!--all the fright-der through these apartments !
little fountain swelled from the green turf, clear as