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ment painted on his high features, the water of conjugal tears, the stewed hus. knight of Thirlestane gazed around him, band becomes ductile by the application as though to learn from whom the prince of worry, and the jugged husband is fairly had drawn his information ; but from subdued by sauce and spice. Women every visage was reflected the same have all a natural genius for having their wondering aspect.
own way; still the finest talents, like " Speak-I command yemspeak ! " the finest pisantry in the world," rewhile I have power to hear yel-Say! quire cultivation. We recommend be. say it is a boy, and I will bless ye !” and ginning soon. the violent excitement which had mo. When Sir William L- was setting mentarily supported him, subsiding as off on his wedding excursion, while the rapidly as it had flashed out, the king bride was subsiding from the pellucid sank down upon the cushions from which lightness of white satin and blonde into he had just risen-faint, gasping, and the delicate darkness of the lilac silk exhausted.
travelling dress, the lady's maid rushed “Her majesty is passing well !" ré. into his presence with a torrent, not of plied the herald, as soon as his astonish tears, but of words. His favourite ment at the strange scene he witnessed French valet had put out all the bandpermitted him to speak—" she hath boxes that had been previously stored presented to your grace a lovely daugh with all feminine ingenuity in the car
riage. Of course, on the happiest day of " A daughter!"-murmured the dying his life, Sir William could not “ hint a sovereign="alack the day, a daughter! fault or hesitate dislike," and he thereWith a lassie came the crown of the fore ordered the interesting exiles to be Stuartsmand with a lassie shall it pass replaced. “Ver vell, Sare William," away!" A quick spasm shot across his said the prophetic gentleman's gentleface-a shiver ran through all his limbs man, “ you let yourself be bandboxed
his eyes glared wildly, and then closed now, you be bandboxed all your life.” for a second's space! Again his lids The prediction of the masculine Casrose, leaving the balls exposed-rigid sandra of the curling-irons was amply and sightless-the jaw dropped, and the fulfilled. Poor Sir William ! One of his struggle ended. With a fearful prophecy guests, a gentleman whose wits might upon his lips--a prophecy in after days have belonged to a Leeds clothier, for too well remembered for too well was they were always wool-gathering, conit fulfilled-he passed away-happy that founded the bridal with one of those he lived not to see his realm dismember. annual festivals when people cruelly give ed! He passed away—and scarcely you joy of having made one step more had the spirit parted from its mortal to your grave-this said guest, at his shrine, ere the same trumpets, which had wedding, literally wished him many happy roused him from his recent stupor, rang returns of the day! The polite admitter yet more loudly over his senseless clay, of the bandboxes found, however, one proclaiming, with the mingled voice of anniversary quite sufficient, without any the heralds—"Mary-by God's grace- returns. queen of France and Scotland !"
Now, we do consider it somewhat hard " to drag at each remove” such a very
perceptible chain ; it might as well have MANAGING A HUSBAND. been wreathed, or gilded, or even pinch
becked. A friend of mine, Mrs. Francis This is a branch of female education Caldwell, does the thing much better. too much neglected; it ought to be We shall give a domestic dialogue in taught with “ French, Italian, and the Curzon-street, by way of example to the use of the Globes." To be sure, as Mrs. rising generation. Glasse most sensibly observes, “first catch “ I have been at Baldoc's this mornyour hare," and you must also first catch ing, my love,” said Mrs. Caldwell, while your husband. But we will suppose helping the soup : “he has two such him caught-and therefore to be roasted, lovely Sèvre tables, portraits of Louis boiled, stewed, or jugged. All these the fourteenth's beauties; you must let methods of cooking have their matrimo. me have them for the drawing-room, nial prototypes. The roasted husband they are such loves." is done to death by the fiery temper, the “I really do wonder," exclaimed Mr. boiled husband dissolves in the warm Caldwell, in his most decided tone, " what you can want with anything more A STORY OF THE FIRST in the drawing-room. I am sure that
DISCOVERERS. it is as much as any one can do to get across it as it is. I will have no more “ALAS!" sighed Alonzo Fonseca, as money spent on such trash."
he impatiently strode the gloomy halls “This fish is capital, the sauce is a of his castle--" Alas! that my lot has chef-d'ouvre,' exclaimed the lady, been cast in an age when the son must hastening to change the discourse ; “ do be content with the glory of his ancestry: let me recommend it."
when, instead of shivering a lance with Dinner proceeds, enlivened by a little the fiery Moor, or striving for valour's series of delicate attentions on the part reward under the soft eye of beauty, he of the wife. One thing is advised; must pine away his existence in a moulanother, which she is well aware is her dering castle, where the arms that have husband's aversion, playfully forbidden, ennobled so many brave ancestors must with a “ my dear Francis, you are so fall to decay on the dreary walls of a careless of yourself-consider les hor- dungeon.” Stung by his own bitter reurs de la digestion."
reflections, the young nobleman unDinner declines into dessert, and Mr. consciously lingered near one of those Caldwell eats his walnuts, peeled long narrow apertures which used to “ By no hand, as you may guess,
answer the purpose of windows. Below But that of Fairly Fair,”
him lay one of the loveliest scenes of his alias Mrs. Caldwell's very pretty fingers.
own lovely country. The glowing waters Towards the middle of his second glass
of the Guadalquiver immediately beneath
him, the beautiful villas that studded of port, he perceives that there are tears
the waving surface of the country, and in his wife's soft blue eyes—which become actual sobs as he progresses in the
the distant hills as they caught the last
lingering rays of the sun, formed a landthird glass. “I see how it is, Laura ; well, you
scape of exquisite beauty ; occasionally,
too, might be heard the jingling bells shall have the tables.''
th “ The tables !” cried the lady, with
and plaintive ditty of some amorous an air, as the school-boy said of ancient
muleteer as he slowly wound along the
banks of the river, and a passing shepGaul, quartered into three halves, of dis
herd might be seen languidly following dain, wounded feelings, and tenderness ; ; “I have really lost all wish for them. It
his flock; but what most interested our
hero was a small but compact body of was of you, Francis, that I was thinking. I Good heavens! can you weigh a few
spearmen, whose armour might be some
times discerned as they emerged from paltry pounds against the pleasure of
the shades of the forest that bordered gratifying your wife. I see I have lost
the path to the castle. On these his my hold on your affections. What have I done? I, whose whole life was but one
eye was fixed in unfeigned admiration,
until the mellow sound of their bugle, happiness, that of pleasing you !"
as they arrived at the gates of the fortWe will not pursue the subject to its
alice, recalled him to the duties of hoslast conjugal close of tears and kisses ;
pitality. On his arrival at the large suffice it to say, that the next day the tables were sent home; not given—but
open court of his dwelling, he perceived
by the pennant of their chieftain, that only accepted as a favour ! Now this is a beautiful way of doing
he was an old companion-in-arms of his business. We seriously recommend its
father, which caused him no little joy, consideration as a study to our lady
for Alonzo was a lover of valour, and
almost adored the time-worn warriors readers. Scolding does much, for as
of the Spanish king. For the next few the old riddle says, “anything,” is what
days the old walls of the castle echoed “ Many a man who has a wife,
with the sounds of festivity: in every Submits to for a quiet life.”
direction was seen the bustle of preparaBut. fair half of the world, out of tion; and the old servants of the family whose very remains the rose, as the looked dismally at each other as they Eastern proverb has it, was formed at saw the unusual care and anxiety of their the creation-flattery, that honey of the young lord ; but everything was suffiheart, is the true art of sway. Instead ciently explained when, after a few days, of divide, our new state secret is, “ flat- he issued out of the gates of his home ter to reign.”
in company with his respected guest, who easily persuaded him to embark in setting sun, seemed a mass of liquid gold, an expedition that was about to set out and the hoarse murmur of its waves for America.
broke in a flood of music on the ear.
On the distant beach was a little encampYears had elapsed since the above ment, over which a flag seemed lazily mentioned occurrence, and time had waving its tiny folds in the breeze, and produced revolutions that in less stirring a few men, scarcely perceptible in the periods might have demanded centuries. distance, were idly loitering on the Our scene, following the eccentric course narrow beach. “Behold!" said the of our hero, must now shift to the wilds Indian, pointing with an air of dignity of America, leaving the pastoral land. to the distant pavilions, “ There lie the scapes of Spain for the wild luxuriance tents of the white men. Depart, brother, of the western continent. In one of and be happy among the friends of your those frightful passes, which are so fre. youth.” So saying, Bocao turned raquent in the mountainous ranges of the pidly away, and before his astonished Andes, two travellers were making their comrade could express his surprise, his slow and toilsome way. The elder, erect form might be seen far down the dressed in the picturesque costume of side of the mountain. the cavaliers of the day, was, in his person, somewhat below the middle size, It was several years after the departure but so compactly built, that every fibre of Alonzo for America, that his aged of his body seemed to have hardened father was seen slowly moving in one of into the consistency of muscle. His those long Gothic halls of the Alhambra countenance was frank and engaging, which display such a luxuriance of archi. and his gait possessed the elasticity of tecture: his venerable beard seemed youth with the firmness of manhood. touched with the snow of many winters; The large muscular body of his com- but grief, more than age, had dimmed panion, his bold and energetic gestures, the fire of his eye, and taken the strength and the beautiful mould of his limbs, from his body. A young knight premarked him as one of the natives of the sently joined him ; he was a youth of land; while his fine expressive counten- bold and gallant spirit, and had been the ance, his erect carriage, and a large brother-in-arms of Alonzo. He was ornament of gold that he wore in his now come to take leave of his friend's hair, showed that he was not among the father before setting out for America, meanest of the sons of the wilderness. where he intended to search for the adThe two seemed to be engaged in earnest venturous young knight, whose fate was conversation. “Bocao,” said the Spa- entirely unknown, as he had not been niard, addressing the Indian, “ you have heard of after his sudden departure for never yet told me your story ; yet have the continent. With few words the we not hunted together, and together aged warrior conferred his blessing upon fought the dark warriors of the enemy? the brave young soldier, and with mu. why do you keep that from your brother tual hopes for the success of his search, which he ought to know ?!
they parted, the one to participate in “ White man," replied the other, in the stirring scenes of the continent, the deep musical tones of the savage, the other to brood over his sorrows in “ seest thou the pines on the side of silence. yon mountain ? such were the warriors When Don Garcia (the young cavalier of my tribe. The hills shook when they that we have just mentioned) arrived in went like the storm to the battle. Where America, he found there the bustle of now are the young men of my race? extensive preparation. The fierce enerTheir bones are whitening the hill-side gies of Pizarro had just commenced that where they stood up against the enemy arduous expedition to the Pacific Ocean of their country. But Bocao shall yet which he afterwards accomplished in so avenge them.” Fonseca, for he was wonderful a manner. No wonder, then, the companion of Bocao, remained silent, that the ardent mind of the strange unwilling to increase the irritation of the cavalier was fired by so adventurous an susceptible Indian. They had arrived undertaking, and Garcia embarked in it at a lofty eminence; from their station the more readily that he thought it might be seen interminable forests might be the means of discovering the stretching to the very edge of the water. young nobleman whom he had always The ocean itself, lit up by the rays of the loved as a brother, and in search of whom he had come to this country childhood ; and as he compared those The further progress of Pizarro and his scenes with the more stormy ones of his companions are now matters of history. after career, Pizarro sighed. But more I need only remark that at the head of absorbing objects soon called for his his small band of adventurers, he rushed attention. On turning his eyes to the like a whirlwind over the barriers of the dark shades of the forest, he thought he Andes, made the most distant nations to perceived a dim form emerge for a feel the weight of his unrelenting arm, moment into the moonlight, and immeloaded himself with booty, and, with diately disappear again. The daring heart elate, was finally preparing to re. general, keeping his eye fixed on the spot, trace his steps to the place of his de presently saw several other figures parture. But he was not destined to moving rapidly about, until about twenty escape so easily. The fire of Indian dark forms were collected in a small resentment, which had been for some body, apparently in deep conversation. time smothered by the skill and fortunes The words of Bocao at the same time of the adventurers, was now breaking recurred to his mind, and with characout in a flame that it would require teristic energy Pizarro quietly awoke his almost supernatural efforts to extinguish. troops and put them in readiness. His It was on the evening preceding the precautions were not in vain ; for but a intended departure of the Spaniards, few moments elapsed before a long dark that an Indian of a noble aspect was column of warriors was seen issuing from conducted to the tent of Pizarro, under the woods and proceeding silently toward the excuse that he was the bearer of im- the Spanish encampments. I need not portant tidings. “How now, descendant describe the particulars of a battle where of many fathers ?" said the reckless skill and valour had to contend with general, as the erect form of Bocao en- brutal ferocity. The engagement had tered his tent; "what new treason have lasted some time, and the adventurers, you come to reveal to your friends the exhausted by their efforts, were sullenly Spaniards?” “Bocao loves not the retiring from the field when the cry of Spaniard," said the Indian in a low “ Santiago” was heard in a distant part melancholy accent—" and treason be of the battle-ground. Could it be a longs to the robber : the pace of the mere echo, or some delusion of fancy? young warrior is bold, but the wolf Their doubts were dispelled in a moment, walks by night for his prey. But know, for a horseman was seen furiously gallopspoiler of our tribes, that a son of your ing through the ranks of the astounded race is on the mountains, and danger is savages, and in an instant, the exhausted near him.” “Ha!” exclaimed Pizarro, cavalier, Don Garcia, was locked in the astounded at the boldness of the savage; embrace of his long-lost friend, Alonzo “this is treason in earnest ; enter, Fonseca. . The savages, too, believing guard, and put this wretch in irons.” heaven enlisted on the side of the SpaSo spoke Pizarro, and his order was niards, dispersed in every direction. executed; but the information of the I need not add that the arrival of the Indian was at once banished from his young cavalier procured the liberation mind.
of his Indian friend, Bocao. His eventThere is something lovely in the calm- ful story, too, was told in a few words to ness of evening: the silent twinkling of a little circle of friends. It appeared the stars, the holy serenity of the at. that he had been wrecked on the coast mosphere, and the silvery outline of of America, taken by the Indians and every object under the rays of the moon, earried off to a tribe residing near the can soften the most impenetrable heart. mountains ; but he gained the affections Even Pizarro, as he walked forth on of the savages to such a degree, that on that eventful evening, felt a feeling of the death of the chieftain, he ruled in almost remorse as he thought on the his stead. At last, hearing of the exactions of his life. The bright moon pedition of Pizarro, he settled the golighting up the calm bosom of the ocean, vernment upon another, and with a the elegant pavilions of the Spaniards, single guide, set out in search of his and casting a still deeper shadow on the countrymen, whom he found in the way distant mountains and forests, recalled that we have related. The next morning scenes of joyful innocence : he remem- the sun shone brightly on the armour of bered his own native land, the kind face the Spaniards as they wound up a narrow of his mother, the companions of his path in the mountain; the particulars of that long and arduous retreat are too to have stimulated the conspirators to well known to be repeated ; but we may so atrocious an undertaking. conclude that Alonzo was not among Precisely similar motives impelled the the least valiant, if we may judge by the Duke of Orleans to produce those comfavours lavished upon him on his return motions, which eventually overturned to his country; and upon his faithful the French throne, and led to the horrors companion, Bocao, whom the fair dames of the revolution. It was not ambition, of Spain seemed to take under their or the hope of reigning, but personal special protection to the discomfit of hatred and revenge. The late Duke of many a noble cavalier.
Dorset, who, from the situation that he occupied during several years, as ambassador to the court of Versailles, had
opportunities of obtaining the most auTHE CONSPIRACY OF THE thentic information, has many times DUKE D’AVEIRO.
assured me of this fact. He knew it
from the queen herself. She constituted THE Duke d'Aveiro, whose family the principal object of the Duke of Orname was Mascarenhas, descended from leans' detestation, whose malignity was Don George, a natural son of John the not so much levelled against Louis the Second, King of Portugal, one of the sixteenth as against the queen. That most illustrious princes who has reigned princess had given him many causes of in modern ages : the contemporary of aversion; one of which consisted in enour Henry the Seventh ; and to whose deavouring successfully to prevent the exertions we owe, in an eminent degree, marriage of his daughter, Mademoiselle the discovery of a passage to India, d'Orleans, with the Duke d'Angoulême. round the Cape of Good Hope. D'Ave- Marie Antoinette naturally wished to iro's talents appear to have been very unite her own daughter in marriage with moderate, and his courage very equivocal: the young prince, as she thereby secured but his temper, ferocious as well as vin- to her the succession to the throne of dictive, rendered him capable of em- France, in case Louis the sixteenth bracing the most flagitious measures for should not leave behind him any son. the gratification of his revenge. The The Duke of Dorset told me, that as King of Portugal's escape from assassi- early as 1786 or 1787, the queen has nation, which was altogether fortuitous, said to him, on her seeing the Duke of resulted from the coolness or presence Orleans at Versailles : “ Monsieur le of mind manifested by the coachman duc, regardez cette homme là. Il me who drove the royal carriage. For this deteste, et il a juré ma perte. Je la man, finding that several shots or balls vois dans ses yeux, toutes les fois qu'il had passed through it behind, and not me fixe. Il ne sera jamais content, jusdoubting that Joseph was wounded, in- qu'à ce qu'il me voit etendue morte à stead of proceeding forward, immediately ses pieds.” He lived in fact to witness turned round his mules, and took the her tragical end, but he survived her road that led to the house of the king's only a very short time. I return from surgeon. By this sudden and unex- this digression to the Portuguese conpected manoeuvre Joseph avoided falling spirators. They executed their attempt into the hands of four other armed par- like men destitute of courage: for if the ties of conspirators, who were posted at first band, who intercepted the king as different places, where it was known he he was returning from Belem, had fired must pass in his way to the palace. into the carriage as he advanced, instead
A woman, the old Marchioness of of waiting, as they did, till he had Tavora, formed the soul of this sanguipassed, before they discharged their nary enterprise, which conducted the pieces, he must have fallen. The ball principal persons engaged in it to a cruel with which he was wounded passed beand ignominious death. Revenge, height, tween his side and his arm, tearing the ened by personal enmity towards the flesh of both, but without inflicting any king and the first minister, who had severe wound. refused to raise the Marquis of Tavora to The consternation excited by the atthe dignity of a duke, rather than any tempt was augmented by the obscurity well ascertained intention, or expecta. in which it was enveloped, the court retion of subverting the government, and maining for some weeks in total ignorance dethroning the Braganza family, seem of the authors of the conspiracy; as the