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afterwards he was pierced with a principal men have escaped, and shower of bullets, and his small band will yet reappear in the field, when totally dispersed. Colonel Baiges it is least expected. The long time, also 'made an invasion, but was which forlorn as they are, has passobliged to retreat : such has also ed without their being taken, is a been the case with Gurrea. Of the strong evidence that they have prooperations of Milans and Grases, tection in the territory. Much is nothing positive is known; but we expected from Catalonia. The spiinay venture to assert that from the rit of that province is liberal, and spirit which reignis in Catalonia and the atrocities of Count d'Espagna Arragon, invasions are much more will add the stimulus of revenge to likely to be attended with success in the desire of freedom. The entrance' those places than in the province of of winter will probably retard the Navarre. The disaster which hap- operations of the constitutionalists. pened to Mina and Valdes will be The Junta has been dissolved, but à subject of no wonder to those who another with a more authoritative have been at the pains of perusing character will be named in its place. this sketch of the event ; the won- Meantime, as if the poor refugees der would indeed have been, if things had not trials and difficulties enough had turned out otherwise. A close to encounter, the liberal French goinvestigation of facts will convince vernment has given peremptory orany one that if the constitutionalists, ders for their dispersion, and they instead of frittering away their slen- are ordered into Bourges and other der powers in petty attempts and places in the interior. It is somefoolish quarrels, had mustered up what singular, forsooth, that France all their forces, and under the should now show such conscientious command of Mina marched into scruples-France ! that blushed not Spain two thousand strong, the in 1823 not merely to aid and abet strength supposed to be scatter- the serviles, but even carry on a ed along the frontiers, they would most atrocious and unjustifiable inhave determined the undecided to vasion against all the laws of justice join them, and opened the way to and the rights of nations. By what success.

strange fatality is it, that unfortuWith regard to different other nate Spain is ever doonied to suffer points in the Peninsula, no event of from the government of her neighimportance has hitherto taken place. bor France, whether this governThe progress of General Torrijos ment be imperial or republican, ulis involved in mystery ; sometimes tra-royalist or liberal ? he is represented as a solitary and But the radical impediment to the helpless fugitive, and at others as political regeneration of Spain is, having made a successful descent we trust, forever removed. France on the southern coast of Spain. As is no longer under the dominion of he is totally bereaved of resources, a family reared in secret hatred of the probability is that he has met freedom, and ready to support the yet with nothing but disappointment. views of despotism in the Peninsula. In Galicia the fire of the revolution The fatal counsellors of Ferdinand has emitted some sparks. The are thrown entirely on their sole curate of Valdeorras and Rodriguez, resources and strength. Those recalled Bordas, have organized guer- sources and that strength must at rillas, which for some time excited last be exhausted.

X shuffling, deep anxiety among the constituted discreditable, and pernicious system authorities. But the forces of those of finance, cannot be continued chiefs were not sufficiently strong to forever; even the most blind, the cope against the enemy opposed to most inveterate of dupes, must ultithem. Many of the party have mately open his eyes to the picture been killed, others executed, and of his own ruin. the rest dispersed. The leaders and The Spaniards have now no cause

of alarm from the anticipation of membered that the baneful results foreign interference. The govern- of such weak, cruel policy, will ulments of Europe have business timately rebound against France enough to mind at home, without itself. The policy which England taking upon themselves the task of will adopt in the progress of the meddling with the affairs of other momentous events that absorb the nations. The first interests of attention of Europe, is not difficult France are connected with the dis- to be seen. We will not interfere semination of liberal principles in the debates at issue on the conthroughout Europe. Let this truth tinent. This has, hitherto, been be deeply impressed on the minds the general opinion ; an opinion of those who hold the reins of go- greatly strengthened and confirmed vernment. Should a foolish confi- since the change which has lately dence in its own power, or the taken place in our administration. adoption of half-measures, founded The sympathy of the English pubon fallacious and fatal theories, in- lic is strongly engaged in favor of duce the French ministry to show the liberty of the Spaniards, and hostility towards their brother-libe- from the government the patriots rals of the Peninsula, let it be re- have nothing to apprehend,

[We find in “ Friendship's Offering ” for 1831, a patriotic effusion from the pen of Mr. Tho. mus Pringle, which will not be out of place in connexion with this article. Mr. P., it may not be amiss to state, was once the conductor of a liberal and talented publication in Southern Africi. lle is a man of a free and generous spirit, and appears absolutely incapable of suppressing the indignant emotions which he feels towards cruelly or baseness. His poetry flows like the natural language of a heart gushing up and over with the healthy sensibilities of humanity. Ile can neither crouch nor fawn; he will neither be a willing satellite nor a passive slave. Of course he was ill adapted to conciliate the wantonness of colonial despotism, and was marked as the victim of a “ brief authority,” and compelled to abandon the colony, But his ardent enthusiasm in the cause of frecdom has not been quenched, as the following spirited lines will testify.] Spaniards, yield not to despair !

Let them tremble !-they have cause Sink not, Portuguese forlorn!

Loudest when they rant and boast; Wintry nights are worst to bear

Freedom on her march may pause, Just before the break of morn.

But her battle ne'er is lost. Though down-trampled in the dust Though the servile's bitter taunt By the traitor's cruel heel,

Sting you like a viper foul, Freedom's cause ye hold in trust

Though Despite and Famine gaunt Falter not for rack or wheel.

Like hyænas round you howl-
Hunted from your native strand

Though your dearest blood may flow,
By the blood-hounds Hate and Fear, On the scaffold or the plain,
Sink not yet, high-hearted band,

Though your bravest be laid low
Retribution's hour is near.

Ere their country rise again Lo! yon perjured caitiff slaves,

Ne'er in vain the patriot dies : While they clinch their country's chain, Pours he not life's fountain free Tremble even amidst the graves

Servile millions to baptize Of the victims they have slain.

Proselytes of LIBERTY !

WOMAN.

In no situation, and under no cir- home. We there behold her in her cumstances, does the female cha- loveliest, most attractive point of racter appear to such advantage as view : firm, without being harsh; when watching beside the bed of tender, yet not weak ; active, yet sickness. The chamber of disease quiet ; gentle, patient, uncomplainmay indeed be said to be woman's ing, vigilant. Every sympathetic

feeling that so peculiarly graces the Amid the glittering throng of feminine character, is there called Pleasure's vain and thoughtless forth ; while the native strength of votaries--sparkling with gems and mind that had hitherto slumbered in silken robes, elated by the homage inactivity, is roused to its fullest addressed to her charms, and fully energy. With noiseless step she conscious of her power in exciting moves about the chamber of the in- the admiration of the crowd-wovalid ; her listening ear, ever ready man may indeed attract the attento catch the slightest murmur ; her tion, dazzle the eye, and fascinate quick, kind giance, to interpret the the mind of the gazer ; but behold unuttered wish, and supply the half- her in the quiet performance of her formed want. She smooths with household duties, surrounded by careful hand the uneasy pillow her happy train of infants ; or howhich supports the aching head, vering about the sick bed of a beor with cool hand soothes the fe- loved

partner ; and

admiration vered brow, or proffers to the glaz- changes to love. We are fascied and parching lip the grateful nated, attracted by beauty, grace, draught; happy if she meet one and wit ; but we love the display, kind glance in payment for her la- of tender, generous, self-devoted bor of love. TIers is the low- friendship that the latter case exwhispered voice that breathes of hibits. lile and hope-of health in store for Such were the reflections that happy days to come; or tells of presented themselves to the mind of better and of heavenly rest, where Arthur Digby, as he regarded with peither sorrow nor disease can feelings of absorbing interest the come--where the dark power of animated countenance of a lovely death no more shall have dominion and very clegantly-dressed woman, over the frail, suffering, perishable who had taken her seat at the harp clay. Through the dim, silent that occupied a distant recess of the waiches of the night, when all superb drawing-room, in which around are hushed in sleep, it is were assembled the leading-stars of hers to keep Jone vigils, and to hold science and literature. Arthur communion with her God, and si- Digby had seen that countenance lently lift up her heart in fervent before ; but he now gazed upon it prayer, for the prolongment of a with different feelings to those file for which she cheerfully would which had formerly occupied his sacrifice her own. And even when mind. exhausted nature sinks to brief re- His reverie was dispelled by the pose, forgetfulness is denied. Even sound of a familiar voice ; and, in sleep she seems awake to this with a sort of surprise, he turned to ove great object of her care. She reply to the greeting of his friend, starts and rises from her slumbers, Hugh Annesley, who seemed disraises her drooping head, watches posed to rally Arthur on his grave with dreamy eyes the face she loves, humor. then sinks again to rest, to start “ You seem to be deeply engaged with every chime of clock, or dis- in watching the movements of that tant sound, that formerly had passed lovely vocalist, Arthur,” observed unheard, or only served as lullaby Annesley, who had detected the to her sweet sleep.

object that engrossed the attention Hlow lovely does the wife, the of the young

student. But the mother, the sister, or the friend be- words of the gay barrister fell uncome to the eye of grateful affec- heard and unheeded on the ear of tion, while administering ease, com- Arthur Digby. fort-nay, almost life itself, to the “ What, silent still ? Nay, Arhusband, the son, the brother, or thur, but I shall begin to fear your the friend!

insensible heart has at last been

touched. Be guarded, my friend,” to the fever, in its most aggravated he added, lowering his voice; “ that form, that awakened all my sympalady's affections are not at her own thies. From the first moment that disposal.”

I looked upon the sharpened feaA deep blush dyed the cheeks of tures and ghastly countenance of Arthur Digby, as he hastily re- the poor sufferer, as she Jay plied, “You need not fear for me, stretched on her bed in a state of Annesley-I am aware of the cir- death-like insensibility, I felt concumstance." A

pause of some mi- vinced that the fiat had gone forth nutes ensued, which was employed -a warrant from which there was by the barrister in watching the no reprieve ; her hours were alreavarying expression of his compan- dy numbered. She was apparently ion's face." If the countenance unconscious of my approach : I be a faithful index to the mind, sometimes hope she was also unyour thoughts must be of a melan- conscious of her own physical sufcholy cast.”

fering, which would have been “ It is true, my friend. The greatly augmented had she been sight of that woman—I had almost left the power of reflecting upon its forgotten common-sense, and said, horrors. The image of this poor that angel-recalled to my mind á unfortunate haunted me incessantly; very different scene, in which she and, though fully aware that to was a principal actor. Not in enter her chamber—which was, in scenes of gaiety and splendor like truth, the centre and focus of infecthis did I first behold her. It is tion—was fraught with certain dannow nearly four months ago that ger, I could not resist the feeling I was summoned, in the unavoidable that prompted me to renew my absence of my friend, Dr. B., to visits. attend a family, in a neighboring “ I had hitherto seen no one but square, which had been attacked the nurse ; and it was with some with a fever of so malignant a cha- surprise I beheld, on entering the racter that it threatened imminent chamber of my patient, a lovely peril to any one bold enough to woman, elegantly but simply attired, venture within the region of infec- leaning over the pillow of the poor tion. Adversity is said to be the invalid ; with soothing gentleness touchstone of friendship. The in- endeavoring to arouse her from the fected dwelling was abandoned by death-like stupor that pervaded her many of those who might have frame, that she might administer proved useful by a thousand little the medicine which had been preacts of kindness and attention, and scribed. There was a tenderness the invalids were left to the mercy and sweetness in her voice and of strangers and hirelings. One by look that seemed for a moment to one, the members of that devoted fix the wandering thoughts of her household sank beneath the blast- patient, and recall her to a sense of ing breath of disease, scarcely less her own condition. She spoke not terrible than the plague.

-could not speak--but her languid “I shall never forget the effect eye faintly smiled in thankfulness produced on my mind on my first on her nurse. visit. With difficulty I mastered " The next time I beheld that the feeling of anguish with which noble-minded woman, she was kneel. I turned from contemplating the ing beside the death-bed of the delirious agonies of an apparently sufferer, with eyes raised in tearful dying father, to administer relief to earnestness towards that heaven three of his suffering children suc-, whose invisible portals she prayed cessively. But it was the patient, might be unclosed to admit the deuncomplaining sufferings of a meek parting spirit, hovering on the brink girl that had fallen an early victim of the ocean of eternity. Death

was in the ghastly face of the dying less rigidity of death-the labored Anna, as her head sank on the bo- bosom ceased to heave—the sudden som of her devoted nurse. Pain- stillness that ensued told that the fully conscious that every breath sufferer was at rest from every respired by the invalid was obnox- earthly ill. It is impossible to look ious to the safety of her friend, on death even in its mildest form I entreated that she would allow me without feeling an awe steal over to uphold the drooping head of the the mind and senses. "Never did a expiring girl on my arm ; but she death-bed scene awaken more paingently repulsed me, saying she feltful emotion than that which I then no apprehension of infection.— witnessed ; and I turned from the "The mother of this dear child,' chamber of death with a full and she added, while her fine expressive bursting heart. I never saw that eyes were filled with tears, was devoted friend from that time, nor, my earliest and most beloved friend. till this very evening, could I even I received her last breath, and to learn her name. I now behold her my care she commended her mother- the centre of attraction, the idol of less children. When the freed spi- the circle in which she moves. rit of her poor Anna shall meet her And she—the wealthy, the talented, mother in the realms of light-if, the lovely, happy wife--could voindeed, it be permitted for the luntarily quit her home of luxury mother and child to meet—she will and wedded peace, to become an bear witness that I have faithfully inmate of the roof where disease performed her last request.' The and death walked hand in hand—to dim eye of the dying Anna was for watch beside the bed of death, and an instant listed to the speaker's soothe the dying agonies of the face-her pale, quivering lips essay- child of her friend, even at the risk ed to speak-a faint sinile-a ner- of her own life ! Brilliant and vous pressure of the hand, that was lovely as she now

appears, she grasped with silent agony by her looks not more beautiful in my eyes brother- -was all that passed. The than when I last beheld her damp, cold hand relaxed its hold ministering angel, passing the spirit the transient gleam of light faded to its eternal home! from the glazed and failing eye- “ To win man's love, woman should the lip became fixed in the motion- bethus seen, and thus remembered!”

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THE DEMON SHIP_THE PIRATE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN.

It has of late been much the fash- sage, and a safe disembarkation. ion with writers of celebrity to To console my young friend under choose Pirates for their heroes, in- her acute disappointment, I showed somuch that many of our youth, es- her a little MS, which had been bepecially of the female sex, attach queathed to me by a relative, a an idea of romantic grandeur to the Colonel Francillon, who died bevery word pirate ; and I once knew fore pirates came into fashion, and

; a young lady who, during a sail up who would as soon have thought of the Mediterranean, was kept in a seeking a hero in the Newgate Castate of delirious excitement by the lendar, among footpads or houseexpectation, I mean the hope, of breakers, as among the daring robour all being eventually captured bers of the ocean. It became eviby a Greek corsair. Not one, how- dent that the young lady was suffiever, of these fascinating marauders ciently struck by the contents of the made his appearance, and we were manuscript to be perfectly willing to doomed, in visitation, I suppose, for take another sail over the Mediterour sins, to have an unmolested pas- ranean, in a quiet way, without the

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