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deliberation. Decide quickly. We tives, their horses' tramp dies away in
How much is destroyed, how much a will."
has passed away. He did as he said, and seized the How many good men, who were horse's bridle ; whilst, on the other here, are here no longer ; and how side, an old serjeant laid hand on its many who remain would grieve but mane. The horse stirred not.
little if they, too, were numbered The Captain gazed hard at them, with the dead. each in turn; but he raised not his The hero of battles is once more a sabre to strike. Behind him his for- robber and a fugitive. The iron hand saken bride, before him the mountain of the law drives him from land's end frontier of his native land. On the to land's end. one hand, a heaven of love and happi- In the mad-house mopes a captain ness; on the other, glory and his of hussars, and ever repeats,—"WAIT country's cauze. Two mighty pas- BUT A MOMENT !" None there can sions striving against each other with guess the meaning of his words. a giant's force. The fierce conflict Only George of St Thomas is went nigh to overpower him; his happy. He sleeps in a welcome head sank upon his breast. Suddenly grave, dreaming of sweet renown and blared the trumpets in rear of the deep revenge. squadron; at the martial sound his eager war-horse bounded beneath him. We have suppressed two chapters With awakening entbusiasm the of this tale, both for want of space, rider raised his head and waved his and because they are unpleasantly sabre.
full of horrors. They are chiefly occu. Forward, then," he cried, “in pied with the vengeance wreaked by God's name !"
George, who is frightfully mutilated in And forward he sprang into the the course of the war, upon the Serbs, river, the two hussars by his side; and especially upon his deadly foe the cloven waters plashing in pearls Basil ; and include an account of the around their heads.
capture by assault, and subsequent Forward, forward to the blue conflagration, of the town of St mountains !
Thomas. They are in no way essenIn lengthening column, the hussars tial to heighten or complete the infollowed across the stream--the horses terest of those we have given ; and bravely breasting the flood, the bold L'Envoy is as appropriately placed at riders singing their wild Magyar the end of the third chapter as at the ditty. But dark and gloomy was close of the fifth. The plot of the their leader's brow, for each step led whole tale, if such it may be called, him farther from happiness and his is quite unimportant; but there is an bride.
originality and a wild vigour in many In the midst of the troop rode of the scenes, which justify, in comGeorge of St Thomas, in his hand bination with other German translathe banner of Hungary. His cheek tions from the Magyar that have glowed, his eye flashed: each step lately reached us, an anticipation of brought him nearer to revenge. yet better things from the present
The troubled stream is once more generation of Hungarian poets and stilled, the fir-wood receives the fugi- novelists.
THE MESSAGE OF SETH.
AN ORIENTAL TRADITION.
PROSTRATE upon his couch of yellow leaves,
Where fruits and flowers hung temptingly o'erhead, Eden's blue streams he traced, by bliss ecstatic led.
Before him still, in the far distance seen,
For fitful lightnings, on the turf below,
The fiery sword that, high above the trees, Flashed awful threatenings from the angel's hand, Who kept the gates and guarded :-nigh to these, A hopeless exile, Adam loved to stand Wistful, or roamed to catch a breeze that fanned The ambrosial blooms, and wafted perfume thence, As 'twere sweet tidings from a distant land No more to be beheld; for Penitence, However deep it be, brings back not Innocence.
Thus had it been through weary years, wherein
While tearfully, beside that bed of death,
“Seth, dearest Seth," 'twas thus the father said,
A pillow to this else forsaken head,
Lay even as fowlers' nets; and how the wrath
Strewed briars and thorns along each rugged path :-
"On darkness Dawn will break; and, as the gloom
Of something all unfelt before, downweighs
The penitential prostrate from the dust,
Of primal blessedness my steps were beut
For man hath been provided, which shall free
“Although thy disobedience hath brought down
The wrath of justice; and the penalty
One day, an oil distil, of power to close
“ That promise hath been since a star of light,
When stumbled on the mountains dark my feet;
And learn if, even for me, may yet be found
“ Thine errand to the Angel tell, and He
(Fear not, he knows that edict from the Throne)
Haste thee, oh haste! for my uncertain sight,
Seth heard; and like a swift, fond bird he flew,
With sudden lightning, which around him showered,
And in his ear and on bis heart was poured,
Returned ; and of his voice the faltering tone,
Impassioned spake the son, “it may not be,
Ere that day dawn; but Thou its beams shalt hail, And earth give up its dead, and Life o'er Death prevail.
" Astounding are the visions I have seen :
The clouds took shapes, and turned them into trees And men and mountains; and the lands between Seemed cities, dun with crowds; and on the seas Dwelt men, in arks careering with the breeze; And shepherds drave their flocks along the plain; And generations, smitten with disease, Passed to the dust, on which tears fell like rain ; Yet fathers, in their sons, seemed age grown youth again!
XV. " And the wide waters rose above the tops
Of the high hills, and all looked desolateSea without shore ! Anon appeared the slopes, Glowing with blossoms, and a group elate Eying an arch, bright with earth's future fato, In heaven ; and there were wanderings to and fro; And, while beneath the multitudes await, Tables, by God's own finger written, show The Law by which He wills the world should walk below :
“ And ever passed before me clouds of change,
Whose figures rose, and brightened, and declined;
And, melting into vapours, left behind
And all the wheels of nature ceased their jar,
"And then, methought, upon a mountain stood
The Tree, from which, as shown to thee, should flow
Even backwards flowed that brightness to this day, And, Father, showed me thee, encircled by its ray :
“It showed me thee, from whom mankind had birth,
From shore to shore on all the breezes borne!
A long, long future, freaked with sin and strife,
“ Freely then I go, For steadfast is the Lord his word to keep,' Said Adam, as his breathing, faint and slow,
Ceased ; and like zephyr dying on the deep, In hope matured to faith, the First Man fell asleep !