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ereping repose; she saw the door half. carelessly answered, that he had de. opened, and the ill-fated packet lying termined to leave Bareges because he on a writing-table surrounded with had been required to cede the chamber rouleaus and scattered dollars. The usually allotted to his siesta, for the faint light admitted by the closed ja. accommodation of one of the numerous louses of the chamber discovered so strangers lately arrived at the venta one in it, but she heard the deep and where they lodged. This last intellislow breathings of a sleeper behind the gence explained one part of the fatal, drapery which shadowed a retired mistake committed by Juana,
and couch. Juana instantly took off her deepened the possible calamity. She own well-known bracelets, folded, and bad been seen, perhaps, by the new sealed them in a paper shaped like the guest feloniously conveying away his jeweller's packet, of which the wax did jewels, and leaving in exchange a denot appear to have been broken. It posit which he might receive and exwould not be difficult, she believed, to pose as a token of preference! The persuade her husband that they had loveliest rose-colour of modest shame been sent for some slight change or spread over her cheeks at this thought, repairs, and the jeweller's discretion and her husband throwing the bracelets might be secured. Secretly blessing she had clandestinely purchased into Don Manuel's unusual want of curiosits her lap, smiled on ber and departed in and lethargic humour, Juana stole silence. This silence and this forgiving with a sylph's step iuto the dusky smile touched her innocent and genechamber, and without pausing to won- rous beart with more remorse than bis der at the numerous rouleaus, though utmost bitterness could have excited. the opportunity excited a smile, ex- Softened by self-reproach into respectchanged her packet for that which Jay ful timidity, she obeyed his commands exposed upon the table and fed back.
to prepare for an immediate removal, But what surprise, perplexity, and dis- with unusual yet unaffected meekness. may, possessed her, when she broke During their long journey to Madrid, the wax aud bebeld, not the bracelets she received no other notice than a cold' she had ordered, but a magnificent pairmonysylable or an indirect glance, but of the rarest Peruvian gold enriched the spirit of youth and innocence suswith a medallion representing a young tained her hopes and her efforts to conman in a splendid English uniform! Its ciliate. Many months passed without companion contained a cypher and co- any reourrence to the unfortunate misronet of diamonds. Could this be the take at Bareges, when the English amjeweller's mistake, the stratagem of bassadress gave a fête, which all the some gallant stranger, or part of a nobility of Madrid were invited to parmystery managed by her husband ? take. "Juana eagerly embraced the opWhatever was the truth, her own im. portunity to seek a friendship with this prudence and misfortune were irre. distinguished lady, half determining to Trievable, as on her cautious return to deposit the stolen jewels in her hands, the chamber-door, she found it closed that they might be restored to their and bolted. In silent' and profound owner by ber aid. Many officers of agony, sharpened by the necessity of high rank, attendants on the “Great disguise, Juana awaited the return of Lord,” were minged with the assembly, her husband, whose countenance only wbose chief attention was fixed on the expressed its usual sullen coldoess, Conde del Tormes' beautiful wife. while he completed her confusion by With that quick and constant suspicion enquiring for wbat purpose she had which creates the danger it fears, Juana privately
ordered the bracelets wbich a imagined some peculiar meaning in the jeweller' had delivered to his page. occasional glance of a young EnglishUoprepared, disordered, and conscious mau, whose military dress resembled of error, Juana made a timid and hesi. the portrait in the bracelet. A thoutating reply, which, thougb strictly sand blushes pursued each other over true, had all the aspect of falsehood. her face, and her downcast, yet attenShe alleged, that compassion for a dis- tive eye seemed to give assent to the tressed and deserving artisan, had in- enquiry expressed by his. The gracious duced her to order a pair of bracelets, gaiety of the ambassadress encouraged which she had not thought sufficiently her young guest to ask the name of important to mention. Don Manuel this English map. “ 'Tis my brother," beard her with a mysterious smile, and replied her excellency smiling,
be dares not ask an introduction to any tied in a fatal knot. Her right hand Spanish belle because he has forfeited worę a white glove; the left was bare my favor by bis negligence.” Juana and disfigured by deep wounds.-At hazarded another question which her this frightful spectacle à cry of horror entertainer’s sprightly tone invited, and escaped Clanharold; but presently colo the ambassadress uncovering her arm lecting his disordered senses, he began answered,
“ He promised to bring ine to consider' what was most expedient bracelets of your purest Peruvian gold at a crisis so perilous. He saw the for this night, and you see me without soare prepared for him, and bad terris any!-Listen to his excuse and praise its ble proofs of the power, the malice, ingenuity. He tells me that his usual and the speed of the contriver. The infirmily of walking in his sleep seized vindictive jealousy which had sacri, him at Kareges, where he dreanied that ficed so much loveliness might also a music book lay before him, in which thirst for bis life, though sheltered by a Spanish ballad so strongly touched his nativnal importance and family disa bis fancy, that to distinguish the page, tinction. In a few hours Clapharold be left a folded paper in it; when he had devised and executed the plan awoke, the packet which contaioed which appeared best fitted to his puro the bracelets intended for me, was gone.
pose, and several days passed without He remembers the room, the ballad, producing any rumour relative to Ju. and the music-book, in which he pre
ana, except that she had left Madrid tends that he deposited it, most accu- with her husband. When the Conde's fately; and if i'may believe him, the departure was well ascertained, the
-”—“One of Lopez young Englishman, whose pride bad de Vegas," hastily interrupted Juava, and forbidden any step resembling a retrcat, the music hook was mine. We left Bare- began to feel the policy of quitting ges suddenly before the owner of the Spain. He was alone in his chamber bracelets could be guessed; but I have arranging some important papers when brought them to night, boping that your bis valci entered leading three armed kindness might assist me in restoring agents of the police, who instantly them." The ambassadress, with a smile conveyed him in a closed carriage to a full of benignity and archness, received secret prison. The Bishop of C the bracelets from the young countess,
received him there. “ You are acwhose blushes announced how much cused," said the prelate with a stern she doubled whether she owed most io air, “ of seduction and assassination ; the delicate invention of the brother or and though our principles of jurispruthe sister. But during the remainder dence prohibit any disclosure of the of the evening, her release from a dan- accuser's name and cominunications, I gerous dilemına gave an elastic ease to love England and its laws too much to her movements, and a new lustre to withhold my protection from an Enber countenance, of which more than glishman. Therefore I tell you your one eye was fatally observant.
valet is your accuser.
He saw you in The gala extended far beyond mid- the act of opening a certain coffer, and might, and the brother of the fair giver he directed us where to find it buried, was among the latest lingerers. Morn- in the orangery under your balcony. ing shone through the triellis of his bal- You grow pale, and he has spoken copy when he reached his bed-chamber, truthi_“ in England,” replied Clan. where he saw, with great surprise, a
harold after a short pause, “I should large wooden chest, which had been have appealed to its laws to protect me brought, as his servant inforned him, from imprisonment on an unconfirmed puly a few minutes before his returi,
pretence, and to my reputation for an by three strangers, who had received answer to such a charge. It is - no bis orders, they said, to lodge it there boast to say, that English men are pot
Our English- familiar with that ferocious passion man prudently dismissed his valet be
wbich urges men to murder what they fore he unfastened the lid of this mys: cannot possess, or bave possessed too of white linen within. Beneath theni terious coffer and raised the large foids long. When I tell you this, I only
finocence itself would have shrunk fich attire she had worn at his sisters from the Spaniard's eye
as he answered. banquet, with a chain of Peruvian gold “You are aware, then, that he accuses twisted tightly round her neck, and you of assassinating a woman!"-Clan. Europ. Mag. l'ol. LXXII. Aug. 1817.
with great precaution.
• Do you
barold felt the rashness of his speech bousehold bad seen this person enter, and the inference it admitted, but or could guess from whence he came; bafiled his inquisitor by retorting “can but the ambassadress leading the Bishop be prove it?"-Stung by the contempt of C-towards him, directed his in Članbarold's smile, the bishop ex- attention to the fragment of a gold claimed, “ The proof of innocence chain concealed in the stranger's breast. rests with you. A female strangled and Dismissing every spectator, and closing cruelly wounded was conveyed to your the doors of the saloon, the bishop laid dwelling at midnight by ren hired as his hand upon the maniac's shoulder, accomplices, but now witnesses of the and attempted to take the gold chain crime.' 1 adjure you as a minister of from his vest. With the same vague justice, and as the friend of your na- and fixed smile, he repeated, “My mas. tion's bonour, which your public ex- ter's secret," and covered it closer in amination would endanger, to confess the folds of his silk mantle. the truth. Where was the corpse de- know this hall?" said the inquisitor.posited ?"_“I know of none!” replied ** Yes."- _" And the business of this Clanharold firmly; “ por bave 1 ad. night?”—It is my master's secret.” mitted any knowledge of the men you “ But what is your business here!"yame. I have held vo secret and dis- “Mine is with you!" returned the honourable intercourse in Spain either stranger raising his large eyes with a with the living or the dead. This is dark tire iu them.--"You are a priest, my answer, and the last I shall repeat.” they say, and I want absolution for My The prelate smiled indignantly and muster's secret!” he clenched bis hands departed. But notwithstanding his first on his breast with a groan which emotions of anger at the prisoner's expressed agony even to suffocation, haughty defiance, his habitual caution, and fell insensible on the ground. joined to some generous feelings, en- The Judge had a heart worthy his forced, perhaps, by the respect due to high station among Christian priests, Clanharold's nation, rank, and family, and an understanding superior to the suspended his proceedings even beyond errors of Spanish jurisprudence. He the usual degree of Spanish tardiness. summoned his secretary and two conWearied with the misery of an impri- fidential assistants, who conveyed the sonment which seemed purposely pro- unhappy stranger to a chamber near tracted, Clanbarold's pride sunk at the holy tribunal, and carefully recalled length under the anxious entreaties of bis senses. When his eyes opened, his sister, and he consented to avail they fixed themselves on the inystehimself of her aid. About this period, rious chest, which had been placed beher husband's official station rendered fore him by the prelate's order. “Has it another public banquet necessary, and struck twelve, and is all done so soon! she studiously included the Bishop of — Well, carry it gently-my master is C- among her guests. In the chief not yet at home"-"Carry the torchi, saloon, where the most numerous and then,” said the bishop's secretary brilliant part of the assembly were en. “ Here are three of us to take the gaged in the Bolero, a stranger sud. chest." _"O the dead weigh heavy!denly entered, whose extraordinary de- but we will have no torch; I know portment and attire fixed every eye my way blindfolded." The attendants
A mantle of grey silk, understanding the motion of their masstrangely painted, was wrapped round ter's eye, raised the chest upon their him; his feet were bare, and his head shoulders, and accompanied their guide covered with a large hat of plaited through the dark and intricate streets straw, interwoven with flowers. This of Madrid, till they reached the house fantastic figure moved slowly round once occupied by Clanbarold. Still the room, looking wildly yet familiarly preceded by the unknown, and followed on the assembly, and waving the rem- by the bishop muffled up, they entered nant of a white glove stained with the bedchamber where it had been first blood. The females among the croud deposited. “Let us look at her again endeavoured to hide themselves from before we leave her," said the secrethe intrusion of a maniac, but a few tary affecting to apply his eye to a cavaliers ventured to surround and chiuk in the cofler. * It is my mas. question bim. Still waving the glove, ter's secret !” exclaimed the inaniac, he only answered, “ My Master's se- pushing him back with the strength of crel."-No one of the ambassador's insanity"but this gold chain will pay
for absolution - take it, father."- his breast—" this wretch can tell you “ Follow me, my son," said the bishop, nothing more than I arow. He knows “ and the peace of penitence be with his master's secrel-he knows that an thee !”
infamous woman left her husband's At the middle hour of the next night house on the eve of St. Blasius's festiClanharold's musings were disturbed by val, and returned to it no more.”the entrance of the prelate with a dark “ And you received her " added the and severe countenance. He accosted chief judge, addressing the English prihii ip few words, and announced the
My lord," replied Clanha. certainty of his secret but fival trial on rold—“I have already disclaimed the the following day. This information guilt imputed to me:-my roof has only raised the courage and the hopes never been an asylum for infanıy in any of the young prisoner, who apprehend. shape, and I know no Spanish woman ed nothing su much as the obscure and to whom it is due."— He prevari. slow progress of the holy tribunal. No cates!” interrupted the Conde, forgetpomp or circumstance was spared to ting his own danger in his zeal to cri. render the judicial court imposing to minate an enemy_"he has spoken the Englishman's feelings when he en: falsely!- let him remember Bareges tered it; but those feelings may be well and the accommodating kindness of his conjectured when he saw the chest sister!"—A momentary blush passed which had been employed as Juana's over Clanharold's forehead, followed by coffin standing in the centre, and her a stern and deadly paleness.“ Under husband at the bar. “ Henry Viscount English laws,” he said, directing his Clanharold,” said the inferior judge eyes toward the judges, s frenzy and rising solemnly from his seat under a desperation are not allowed to convict dark canopied recexs, “ we cite you theinselves; nor are the most plausible here to bear witness of the truth. assertions credited without proofs. All Look on this man and answer us-are the witnesses err. If they can certify ye strangers to each other;" "We the fact of an assassination, let them have never met before," replied Clan- make known the manner and name the karold, evading a distinct reply to a victim.”-“Beware!” said the bishop, Question which he feared might crimi. " the chief witness has confessed all. mte a man unjustly suspected. “ By Do you venture to look upon this the sanctity of that oath which we have chain?”. Clanharold instantly recogimosed on your veracily, we require nised a fragment of the woven gold so you to communicate all you kvow of fatally employed round Juana's neck. ibischest.”—“I know not what are its _“You cannot deny that you have contents” he answered, still sceking seen the instrument of an unhappy safet: in evasion. The Conde fixed lady's death; this glove is the counterhis shw eye on Clanharold as these part of one worn by her corpse, and the words were registered, and drew his place of its interment is all we have to lip ipwards with a ghastly smile. Three ask. You stand here, not as a culprit, men we:e summoned next, and soleınly but as an evidence against him; unless attested the conveyance of this chest, a contuinacious silence renders you an at midnight, to the Eoglish nobleman's accomplice. Whore is the body of apartment and professed their belief, Juana ?" that it coitained a treasure expected Clanharold remained silent till this by bim. His valet followed with a guestion had been thrice repeated. To precise and accurate detail of the cir- its last solemo proposition he replied, cumstances atending the opening of the “if the Conde is accused of murder, i lid, the groanwbich escaped his master, have no evidence to give, but I fully and tbe short stupor of agony which and firmly believe him innocent. I appeared to seire him, while excited by have scen no instrument of death, no curiosity and suspicion he had watched place of secrét interment, and to your his movements.' Last came the mise- Jast question I answer— my igoorance rable stranger, still clothed in bis fan. is absolute.”. The secretary of the tri. tastic drapery, with the blood-stained bunal recorded this declaration, while glove in his hand, and the broken chain the only lamp which lighted the spafastened round bis neck. “Master! !cious ball of justice was gradually have kept your seciell” he exclaimed lowered over the coffin of Juana. Her and fainted. Spareyour efforts,” said busband shuddered and turned away the Conde, coldly' foldog his arms over his face, while the bishop, executing the most awful office of his temporal an orror) takes place in the pronude administration, advanced to pronounce ciation of such patrunymic titles as his sentence. “ Manuel del Tormes, Alreides, Peleides, &c. in which the accused and convicted by the assistants geoerality of readers make the El a of your guilt; and you, Henry Lord diphibong; and, to determine whether Clanharold, subjected to the penalty we do or do not rightly scan and pro. of death by an obstinate concealment nounce them, it may be proper, in of murder, approach and lay your bands the first instance, to consider the mode upon this bier.”- They obeyed with of their derivation. contrasted, but strongly evident feel- The simplest rule (as I apprehend) for ings. The Conde's livid lips shook as the formation of an ordinary regular he attempted to speak ; and raisiog his patronymic from a proper name, is shrunk eye, he saw another witness To cut' off the final vowel of The dative standing before him. She wore the singular, (counting the sulrscript iota as white habit of a nun, and extended nothing) and to add IaHE (with the I her hands towards both the prisoners. short) for the masculine, and 12 for Judges!
! the, Conde is innocent, and the femjoine; as, from Turdaço. inasthe Englishman has spoken truth. culiue Turdapóns, and femiuine Tur Juana was not wholly dead when the coffer was unclosed, and Clauharold's daposo care revived her ; but she could not
For the Latinist who does not under enjoy even life where her honour was
stand Greek, the rule may be suspected. She escaped from her
To cut off the final vowel or diph
preserver to the convent of St. Blasius, thong from the Latiu dative singular, where she found refuge without his and to add [Des (with the short) knowledge or aid. She returns to the for the masculine, and is for the femiworld only for a moment, to acquit nine; as, from Tyndaro, Tyndurides a husband whose rashness was pot with and Tyndaris; from Allanti, Allanlides out provocation, and a generous stran
aod Allnntis. ger whose secresy hazards his life to But, where a long syllable immedi. redeem her honour.”—Thus speaking ately precedes the terinination 14he she raised her veil; and when the as
or Ides, as here in Alluniides, (whicha sembly had gazed for an instant ou the in that shape, could not possibly gain beauty of the unfortunate Juana,dropped admission into heroic or elegeiac mait again for ever.
tre) the poets claim the privilege of But the Conde, fully convicted of inserting a short A after the I, and barbarous intent, was sentenced to a thus obtaining a convenient dactyh as long imprisonment, which his self- Allantiades, Läerliades, Anchisides, devouring spirit rendered more bitter Telamoniades, Amphitryonindes, &c. than death. His servant, the chief and they take a similar liberty with agent in the attempted assassination, the feminine IS, converting it in IAS, died in the receptacle for lunatics, where
as Thaumantias. the ambassadress had discovered him ; Much more might be said on the suband her brolber quitted Spain in almost ject of patronymics : but I shall, for incurable dejection, execrating that the present, content niyself with these fierce jealousy which, by urging inno- few general remarks, which are suicence itself into dark and crooked paths, cient for the primary object that I deprives it of its digoity and its secu
had in view: and I now proceed to rity.
V. apply them.
Agreeably to the preceding rule, the
primitive Alreus will, either from the To the Editor of the European Magazine. Greck dative Appe-ï or the Latin Alre-o,
give us the patronyme Ampe-ions or A
LLOW me, through the medium of dire.ides, in either larguage four syl,
your valuable and instructive Mis. lables, making a dac!'T and a semicellany, to offer to your classical readers foot; and, by the same process, we a few remarks on what appears to me
obtain [Inno-idne, Peke-ides, &c. Or, if ap erroneous method of scanning and the Greek scholar, making two rules pronouncing many verses in Homer and instead of one, shorld choose to direct, other ancient poels, Latia as well as that, from primitives which form the Greek.
genitive in oz, the patronymic be The error in question (if it really he formed by adding ang to the dative,