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slight exclamation of surprise, the maiden extended her arms towards him, while heavy tears rolled over her fair cheek, the first she had shed since the defeat of her best hopes.
Jowanda bent towards his sister, and clasped her in his arms; but as Komari felt the straining fervor of his embrace, and the hot tears that mingled with her own, she started back, and tremblingly inquired: "Ah! there must be some new terror to affect thee thus, my brother. Speak-tell me why am I thus alone-why have I thus passed long hours communing with my own sad thoughts, while my dear mother and kind companions solace me no more?" "Alas! sweet sister," replied Jowanda, "have none told thee, then-none prepared thee for thy sentence? Knowest thou not that the assembled chiefs have doomed thee to destruction, and that mine, as no common hand, was armed for the deed of horror? Komari! thy loveliness and sorrow have unnerved me. I came hither, urged by the compelling sense of duty to my race and family, but thus do I now abandon my murderous design, cursing the serpent-tongues that won me to accept the charge ;" and so saying, the priest disengaged a poignard from his girdle, and hurled it through the open window of the apartment.
mon means: the lips of his priest have spoken it."
Jowanda left the palace, and hurried forth to cast himself in prayer at Krishna's shrine; but the fiat of the council had gone forth, and his words availed nothing. Poison, in the many shapes known in an Eastern harem, was soon tried, but the pure system of their intended victim repelled the means, or acted as their antidote, and still the helpless maiden lived in doomed solitude; while her frantic mother, confined to a distant chamber, poured forth maniacal ravings against the destroyers of her child.
Hours had passed away-those long, long hours, in which the heart receives no comfortand days-every one of which is as a century of endurance to the brain oppressed with thought-yet still Komari sat with closed eyes, calmly awaiting the doom which she now prayed might speedily arrive. Her cheek had lost its roundness, her eye its light. She had contemplated death so long, that she had ceased to desire to live, and no other emotion was apparent but the flickering smile which hovered on her cheek, when a new footstep The maiden started, then clung to her was heard approaching her apartment. This brother's arm, and gazed wildly in his face; was apparent now, as a slave-an aged wobut soon the truth flashed on her puzzled man, one whom Komari had scarcely noted senses; then disengaging herself from the in the rawula-approached, bearing in her priest's support, and leaning against the lat-hand a jewelled cup, from which a strange tice of the apartment, with a gasping voice and lulling odor pervaded the apartment. she exclaimed:-"Ah! is it so? Death! It "My child," she whispered, bending towards is very terrible; and I must prepare for a fate the maiden, "your eye is feverish, your cheek that, I thank the gods, comes not from a broth-flushed; you have need of rest; drink this er's hand. Leave me, dear Jowanda, and be potion prepared from the finest herbs; you sure that when you hear Komari weeps no will sleep soundly, and know no grief." more, she met her doom as a Rajpoot maiden, worthy of her race."
The brother listened. He saw the light of heroic purpose beam from her eye; the beautiful resignation of filial obedience stealing over her face; and overcome with tenderness and grief, he hid his face in the folds of his ample robe, and hurried from the apart
Again Jowanda stood in the council of the princes, and to their inquiring glances he thundered forth denunciations of ruin and destruction to all who plotted against his sister's life. "Woe, woe!" he cried, "to the land and to the prince whose safety is so purchased. The curse of Krishna is on them and on all who put forth their hand against the innocent and pure. The princess Komari is the favorite of the sun-god, who has bestowed upon her a talisman of rare virtue, and he who seeks her injury shall perish by no com
The maiden took the proffered cup, and rising as she did so, replied:-"True; I much need rest, both for my heart and brain, and the kusumba draught will surely fail me not. Bear, I charge thee, to my father my humble reverence, and tell him that I fear not death, but rather thank him for ending thus my sorrows. He gave me life, and has full right to reclaim it at my hands. From my birth was I marked for sacrifice, and I thank him that I have lived so long. I gratefully accept the bridegroom he ordains, and bow my head to his command."
So saying, the maiden raised the jewelled cup, and drained it to its dregs; but having done so, it fell suddenly from her grasp, as a clash of arms resounded through the harem, and Prince Zalim, rushing into the apartment, clasped Komari in his arms. are saved, sweet one," he cried, "you are saved! the palace is ours! but we must fly
at once, for the hosts of Sangram are upon us." He paused, but as he did so, a shrill laugh broke upon his ear, and, starting back, his glance fell upon the fiend-like countenance of the aged slave, who pointed exultingly to the fallen cup. Zalim, snatched it from the ground. "Aye," he cried," is this, thricecursed hag, thy work-and dost thou triumph in thine infernal office?" He said no more; but, seizing the struggling woman in his arms, bore her without, and, casting her from the nearest rampart, watched her fall, down, far down, among the crashing boughs of the darkening foliage, to the lairs of the beasts that prowled below, and then, returning to the couch of his affianced bride, clasped his arms around her dying form, vainly beseeching her to bless him with her love. But, alas! in that fond embrace joined the enemy whom none could baffle; and so it was, that when the soldiers of Sangram Singh forced their way into the harem of the Rana Umra (as soon they did), defiance met them even there, even from that couch where lay the Jeitpoor Rajah, Zalim Singh, with his fair bride, the beautiful Komari,united by the bonds of death!
The Rajah Sangram Singh withdrew his hosts, and the land was left in peace; but its prince was a heart-stricken man, aged before his time, and desolate in the palace of his fathers. He gave alms freely, and mostly so to the priestly class who ministered at the richly-sculptured mausoleum, where, night and day, burned vases of perfumed oil before the last resting-place of his murdered child and of her broken-hearted mother.
ODE TO HOPE.
BY JOHN MASON GOOD.
From Chambers's Edinburgh Journal. O GENTLE Hope! whose lovely form The plunging sea-boy, 'midst the storm, Sees beckoning from the strand, If yet thy smile can chase the sighs From love and adverse fate which rise, O view this lifted hand!
Through dire despair's tremendous shade, Supported by thy secret aid,
The troubled spirit flies.
Thy sight sustains his drooping powers, Thy finger points to brighter hours,. And clears the distant skies.
Then haste thee, Hope, and o'er my head, While yet impervious tempests spread,
Obtrude thy magic form:
O give me, ere gay youth decline,
And I'll despise the storm.
Long years in the bloom of her beauty and youth,
At length o'er the sea a gray palmer there came,
Then her cheek lost its bloom, and her eye lost its
Entreating kind Heaven, in its infinite grace,
On the eve of the bridal, the lady has gone
As his glance meets the form of his own Isabel.
At the entrance she greets him with one holy kiss. All his toils are repaid by that moment of bliss; For that meeting how fondly his true heart has beat,
To lay all his titles and gold at her feet.
But short were his transports,-he sees with alarm That her light, shadowy form, faintly clings to his
gious persuasions. All citizens are equal before the law. Individual liberty is inviolable. The slave trade is prohibited. A slave of any nation is free on setting foot on the soil of Greece. There is liberty of the press, and the censorship is not permitted under any pretext.-Examiner.
EMEUTE IN THE CHAMBER OF DEPUTIES.—A more successful example of political audacity, one might say impudence, has never been given than in the conduct of the Legitimists in the French Chamber. These gentlemen have defiled the Government and constitutional system at home by comTHE WILL AND CODICIL OF THE MARQUESS ing to London, openly paying court to the Duke of WELLESLEY have just been proved by Mr. John Bordeaux, and proclaiming him King of France. Thornton Down, the sole executor, who has a They then returned quietly to Paris, and, because legacy of £1,000. He bequeaths to Mr. Alfred the Ministry sought to insert in the address two Montgomery, his private secretary, £1,000,"in words of censure on their culpable manœuvres, they regard of his affectionate, dutiful, and zealous serset up the loudest cries of being the most injured vices," and the residue of his property to his wife, and aggrieved of men. Nay, they succeeded in Mary Ann, Marchioness of Wellesley. By the turning the tables on the Minister, and in bringing codicil he gives to his secretary (Mr. Montgomery), forward M. Guizot's preference of the constitutional in addition to the legacy in his will, all his manugovernment of Louis the Eighteenth to the mili-scripts; and gives the following directions, which tary despotism of Napoleon, as a crime deserving are verbatim :-" And I desire him to publish such lapidation in 1844. Having succeeded in hustling of my papers as shall tend to illustrate my two adM. Guizot, the Legitimists then shake the dust of ministrations in Ireland, and to protect my honor the Chamber from their feet and depart. They against the slander of Melbourne and his pillar of discharge it, as a footman might his master. In state, O'Connell." To Lord Brougham he leaves most periods of French history these gentlemen" Homer," in four vols., and earnestly desires him would have been hanged, drawn, and quartered; to assist him in publishing his MSS., saying, "I and most certainly the insertion of two words of leave my memory in his charge, confiding in his censure in the address is a penalty under which the justice and honor." To Earl Grey "my George, Legitimists need not have groaned or writhed. carved on an amethyst, and worn by George II." The scene was most uproarious when M. Ber-To his valet he leaves his wearing apparel, robes, ryer complained that the Chamber could not have stars, &c., "for his kindness during my illness." been more severe to him had he gone to Ghent. The property is sworn under £6,000.—Britannia. M. Guizot ascended the tribune and opened his mouth many times, but the yells of opposition drowned his excuses. For more than an hour this lasted, the President being unable to command silence, and none of the independent supporters of the Ministers coming forward with courage to face and to quell the storm. Singular to say, this extravagant outburst, excited by M. Berryer, was against the elder Bourbons, against M. Berryer's own principles and dynasty, whilst M. Guizot's curious preference of Louis the Eighteenth to Napoleon was certainly the act of a constitutional Royalist.
REFINEMENT. In Dresden, a little ragged child was heard to call from the window of a mean house to her opposite neighbor-" Please, Mrs. Muller, mother sends her best compliments, and, if it's fine weather, would you go a-begging with her to-morrow!"-Morning Post.
THERE died lately at Colmar, in the Haut Rhin, an Israelite, at the age of ninety-eight, leaving an immense fortune. This he accumulated by buying and selling land, by purchasing reversions, and by granting loans of money with usurious interest. The French are, however, so stark staring mad He was blind for the last twenty years of his life, in their absurd fear and jealousy of the etranger, and yet examined, personally, all the property purthat they cannot be considered rational beings on chased before he concluded the bargain, which he that subject. There can be no use in arguing with took care should be a good one for himself. When or of them. The present result of this commence- land was the object he went over every part of it, ment of the Parliament's campaign must, however, and when a house was offered to him, he visited be noted. M. Guizot had succeeded in neutralizing every room from top to bottom, running his hands the Legitimists in the Chamber, and making one-over all that he could touch, and making his guide half of them vote with him. Now this is undone, and all the Legitimists are in opposition. The Molé party, opining that the King is vexed at the Regent's dotation not being brought forward, has deserted to opposition at the same time; whilst M. Thiers brings his band in support of Count Molé. This makes a formidable coalition, and the general opinion is that M. Guizot cannot long resist it.
One is curious to see what the French will think of our debate, of the lukewarm definition of his alliance with France given by Sir Robert Peel, of the use made of the admissions of MM. Thiers and Guizot by Lord John Russell and Lord Palmerston, and of the declaration of Lord Brougham that he knew France and the French much better than M. Thiers and Count Molé, the present leaders of the French opposition. But we shall have French comments on this subject next week.-Examiner.
give him the details of such parts as he could not reach. He had, it is affirmed, between 6,000 and 7,000 persons who owed him money, and whenever it was required to settle an account with any one of these, his numerous debtors, he immediately gave, from memory, an accurate statement of every item, principal and interest, dates and circumstances, being, in fact, a living journal and ledger — Galignani's Messenger.
A LOST WATCH.-About the year 1793, when the antimony mines at Glendinning, in the parish of Westerkirk, Dumfriesshire, were in full operation, and on a day when the miners had met, as usual, at the Knock (a noted rendezvous for regale. ment), one of the company, named Andrew Johnston, observing the ploughman of Bonees at work in an adjoining field, went and invited him to go for a glass, offering to plough till he returned. It GREECE.-The Levant packet brings a summary may be easily supposed, Andrew not being overof the projected constitution of Greece. The domi- steady, that it would take some pains to keep the nant religion of Greece is that of the orthodox plough right, and "draw a gude straught.' church of the East; freedom in Greece for all reli-ever that may be, Andrew dropped his watch while
ploughing, and buried it so deep, that although | example, Chateaubriand avoids as much as possible numerous grapes and spades were put into imme- the use of the relative pronouns qui and que, and diate service, till his furrows were literally har-in their stead employs verbs in the participial form, rowed, still no watch appeared. The field has ending in ant. This sufficiently accounts for the ever since undergone the periodical ordeal of speedy consumption of the types A and N in your ploughing, with the rest of the farm, and the watch | printing-office.' remained in the earth till the 19th ult., when it was turned up by David Thompson, the present plough
DR. I. WATTS.-Thursday an influential meetThe steel parts have gone to powder, but ing of the admirers of the Rev. Dr. Isaac Watts was the wheels are yet entire, with the maker's name and number. This noted watch has thus been insider the propriety of erecting a monument to his held at the King's Arms, in the Poultry, to conthe ground for 50 years, and many still living remember the circumstance of the loss, the event memory. W. A. Hankey, Esq., was called to the having excited a great deal of interest in the parish. chair, and a subscription was opened.—Examiner. -Galloway Advertiser.
FULFILMENT OF A DREAM.-A young man named John Gray, residing at Cinderford, before he went to his usual work, at the Crump Meadow coal-pits, told his mother that he had dreamed he was at his work, and that a large stone fell upon him and killed him. He then went to his employment, but had not been in the pit many hours, before an immense block of stone, as much as four or five men could move, fell upon him. He lingered somewhat less than an hour in the most indescribable agony, when death released him from his sufferings. A coroner's inquest has been held, and a verdict of "Accidental death" returned. Thus has an aged mother been deprived of her only surviving son, having had another killed in a similar manner about four years since.-Bath Journal.
SALE OF AUTOGRAPHS.-An interesting collection of letters and autographs of eminent characters, both living and dead, has been sold by Mr. Fletcher in Piccadilly. It was stated in the catalogue to belong to a "lady of title, an eminent authoress," and it was understood that the lady was Lady Harriet d'Orsay. The following were some of the most important articles :-A letter from his late Majesty George IV. to Mrs. Robinson, sold for 24s. A letter from Mrs. Jordan, dated Bushey-park, Letters from G. Colman the elder, to Macklin, 1798, 30s. Another letter from the same lady, 42s; Fawcett, and Bannister, on the farce of the Review and the song of "The Ghost," in Bannister's Bud get, realized sums of 10s. 15s. and 20s. each. A letter from Garrick to Newcombe, 22s. A letter of the late Edmund Kean, sold for 31s. The numbers on the catalogue from No. 65 to 108 consisted of letters from Munden, Young, Quick, C. Mathews, Liston, J. Kemble, Terry, Tate Wilkinson, Madame Vestris, Bunn, Power, Sheridan Knowles, &c., and realized sums from 5s. to 10s. The signature of Sir Isaac Newton, to a receipt, 20s. A receipt of Sir Christopher Wren, written on the day he died, and dated 1718, 10s. From No. 118 to 150,
the collection consisted of letters from eminent
CHATEAUBRIAND.-The following anecdote respecting Chateaubriand's grammatical construction, is at least amusing. "In the year 1829," says the Foreign Quarterly Review, "Pinard, the eminent printer, of Paris, was engaged by the bookseller, Ladvocat, to print the collected works of Chateaubriand. Every one must be aware, that in dealing out types for the use of the compositors in a printing-office, it is not necessary to supply all the letters of the alphabet in equal numbers. For example, a very few of the letter z will be required in proportion to hundreds of the letters A or E. Being supplied with type, distributed in the usual relative proportions, the compositors in Pinard's office set to work on the new edition of Chateaubriand. After the lapse of a day or two, one of the compositors applied to the foreman of the office for a fresh supply of letter A. The foreman expressed some surprise, but finding that the man had not a single letter A remaining, he ordered a fresh supply. Presently another compositor, employed on another volume of the work, and in quite a different part of the office, entered the foreman's room; and declared that he too had used all his letters A. This information created some dismay, and a suspicion arose that a portion of the type must have been stolen; but the compositor declared his conviction that no theft had been committed, and that if the number of A's in the composed sheets were counted, they would be found to correspond with the number of types distributed to him. Whilst this point was under discussion, a third compositor made his appearance, and announced that he had used all his letters N. Struck with the singularity of these facts, Pinard mentioned the subject to Raymond, BORING FOR WATER IN AFRICA.-From A lexanwho has since then rendered himself eminent by dria, we hear that the Pasha is about to ro ut one his philological learning. What can be the reamore of the monsters of the desert-by bor ing for son,' inquired Pinard, that so many letters and water between Cairo and Suez, which he e xpects are required in printing Chateaubriand's work?' to find, sweet, at the depth of 1000 feet. For The reason is obvious,' replied Raymond; and this purpose he is awaiting an apparatus, o rdered you will find that in proportion as the celebrated from England, calculated for boring to the depth o writer employs A and N, he spares E and 1. For 1500 feet.-Ath.
AMERICAN NEWSPAPER WIT.-" Halloo, boy, ain't you got a daddy living?" "No, but my brothers have!" "What's their names?" "Why, they're both named Bill, except Sam, and name's Bob! My name's Booze, but they calls me Boozy for short. Any thing more to ax?"- Lit. Gaz,
SCIENCE AND ARTS.
LIEUT. CHRISTOPHER'S EXPLORATIONS ON THE NORTH-EAST COAST OF AFRICA.-He explored ON THE TEMPERATURE NATURAL TO MAN IN HIS this coast from Kilwa to Hafun, and discovered an PHYSIOLOGICAL AND PATHOLOGICAL CONDITION.-important river, to which he has given the name of After giving the mean temperature of new-born Haines, after the political agent at Aden. Haines, children, and those of older growth, in a state of river, it appears, takes its rise somewhere at the health, at 37 centigrade, M. Rozer proceeds to foot of the southern slope of the great Abyssinian study the temperature in the diseases of childhood, plateau, and after a long and winding course through the laws which govern it, and the application the plains, approaches to within ten miles of the which may be made of those laws in the art of re- sea, in about 1° 40' N. lat. and 44° 35' E. long., at cognizing the affections of the first period of man's a place called Galwen, whence it runs parallel with existence. He concludes from a series of experi- the coast to Barawa, a distance of about 45 miles ments-1. That the maximum of heat is 42 50, and then diverging a little inland eventually empand the minimum 23 50; thus the temperature of ties itself into a lake having no known outlet. Besick children varies about 19; whereas, according tween the river and the sea runs a range of sand to M. Auchal, the variation in adults does not ex- hills, about 200 feet high, through which, it apceed seven degrees. 2. That whenever the tem- pears, much of the water reaches the sea by infilperature of a child is above thirty-eight degrees, tration: it is every where met with along the it may be said fever exists. This increase of heat coast, in this part, near the surface, and at a very is the surest existence of the febrile state, for in the little distance above high-water mark. case of a new-born child the pulsation is frequently as high as from 120 to 140, without there being the slightest fever or any appearance of ill health. 3. The thermometer announces the existence of fever, but it does not indicate its nature. 4. The affections of childhood which produce the maximum of caloric are pneumonia and typhus fever. 5. Typhus fever is the only malady in which a considerable elevation of the temperature may exist, with a moderate acceleration of the pulse. Typhus fever has another character which distinguishes it from enteritis, viz., its high state of caloric even in slight cases, whereas, on the contrary, in enteritis the maximum of heat is 39 6. If in the case of a child
The country on the banks of the river, where visited by Lieut. Christopher, was found to consist of a rich soil, well cultivated by a happy and hospi table race. Grain ripens all the year, and yields from 80 to 150 fold. 1300 lbs. of Jouari were obtained for one dollar! Lieut. Christopher is of opinion, that, with proper cultivation, every luxury of the East might be here produced with facility. The population is represented as considerable; and along the coast the inhabitants were in some places found living in fine stone dwellings-the probable remains of Portuguese establishments.-Lit. Gaz.
STEAM CARRIAGES-We understand that a whose respiration and pulsation are notably accele- steam carriage has at last been invented, adapted rated, the thermometer should mark 41°, or even in every respect for locomotion on common turn40°, it may be asserted, without fear of error, that pike roads. The carriage for passengers is somethere is pneumonia. 7. The diseases attended with thing like an ordinary stage coach, and is propelled the lowering of the temperature are very rare; the by an engine on two extra wheels, fitted closely to heat is partially diminished in paralysis, gangrene, the rear of the carriage, but which can be disconcholera, and intermittent fever in the cold stage. nected at pleasure. The machinery is much sim8. It is not demonstrated that the general tempera-plified, and is rendered so compact that it can be ture of the body is ever lower in adults, but this is positively the case with new-born children, where there is induration of the cellular tissue. 9. If, in a new-born child, aged from one to eight days, the thermometer indicates a heat of less than 36, the development of this disease may be dreaded, and if it falls to 322, 30°, and even lower, no doubt can be entertained of the existence of the malady. If, in the subsequent application of the thermometer under the arm-pit, the mercury rises or falls, then just in proportion with its variations we may infer that the induration is increasing or diminishing. The lowering of the temperature in the disease is sometimes extraordinary; in many cases the cold is even greater than that of the bodies of children dead 10 or 12 hours.-Athenæum.
placed upon patent springs of such construction that its liability to derangement from the unevenness of surface on common roads is entirely avoided. This appears to be a most important improvement, as it gets rid of the only obstacle hitherto found insurmountable in the way of successful locomotion on common roads. It has already been run several thousand miles, over some of the worst roads in England, ascending and descending the steepest hills with facility and safety, and maintaining an average speed of fifteen miles an hour. A company has been formed to bring it into use.-Morning Chronicle.
CAST-IRON BRIDGE.-The principal novelty of this work, which was proposed, and its execution superintended by Mr. Ward of Falmouth, is the mode of constructing the two piers, which were externally of cast iron in the form of caissons, each weighing about 23 tons; the plates composing each caisson were put together on a platform erected upon piles over the site of the pier; the bottom of the river being levelled by a scoop-dredger, the caisson was lowered, and some clay being thrown around the exterior, a joint was formed, so nearly water-tight that two small pumps drained it in six hours. The foundation being then excavated to the requisite depth, the caisson, which sank as the excavation proceeded, was filled with concrete and masonry; cap-plates were next fixed for supporting eight pillars with an entablature, to which was atAn-tached one end of the segmental arches, 57 feet
INTERESTING MEDAL.-A person turning up the ground in the environs of the village of Goemminge, in the isle of Oeland, found a medal of fine gold, representing the god Odin standing on a kind of platform, and the two ravens, his messengers, on his shoulders. On the reverse is an inscription in an unknown character, surrounded with a string of beads. The medal has an eye attached to it, which seems to indicate that it was meant to be suspended to a collar. It is the only monument hitherto known with a representation relative to the mythology of the Edda. The fine execution, and still more the shape of the characters of the inscription, indicate a foreign, perhaps an Asiatic origin. It is to be sent to the Royal Museum of Northern tiquities at Stockholm.-Lit. Gaz.
span, with a versed sine of 5 feet 2 inches. There