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If it were not that virgin modesty ID Noi)
Gonzaga. How can I thank thee Words to thy desert
Julia. I love you much, I love my honour more!
Gonzaga. Dear Julia, say not so; and do not thwart
a picture fairer than the host
Julia. And what, Gonzaga,-
Gonzaga. He fell, my dearest Love,
Julia. Poor soul! He was sx
Julire. But, ah! how cruel was that fain who could
Gonzaga. Do you think so il suo' onsits
Juliara Impossible !+50 7911
To Venice, and my father.---But, if not,
Julig. Oh, Gonzaga!
'Twere better, far, that we should ever part, -30. Than wed against a father's stern decree.
i Gonzaga. Farewell, then, Julia !--I have lov'd you well!
My last request.
Refuse not one sad tributary tear.
Julia. Hold, tempter, hold !
Gonzaga. Thanks, love, ten thousand thanks, for thy kind speech; 10. I would reward you, if 'twere possible :
Yet how can I reward you: as the last,
Julia. I know not what. W si:
Gonzaga. It must, indeed; 1.8 XA"
Julia. I do.
[Exeunt JULIA, ISABELLA, and Gonzaga.
SFORZA and CONTARINO advance.
Sforza. My breast boils out with fury; can it be?
Herself unto the first who woo'd her--are my ears
Unworthy strumpet--Now thou art become
Contarino. But you will stop this assignation, princess!!
you allow your daughter thus to leave you?
END OF Act I.
I went by invitation,
To a kind of intellectual show, pii si
A rout for conversation.
Shells, fossils, books, the last new piece, halind
Are scatter'd round the room ;
The classic dome illume.
Among the guests appear;
Her every step attend, see !
From such a wife defend me!
So wond'rous clever reckon'd;
Is callid, De Stael the Second.
With step so fairy light?
Her teeth how pearly white !
-A host of swains are seen
An hour scarce past, lo! dazzling wit
And radiant Beauty pouting sit
Who is this new, attractive belle ?
I ask in eager wonder.
Our host turns fiercely round,
A hundred thousand pounds ?”
THE ROCKY LABYRINTH OF ADERSBACH, IN BOHEMIA.
The village of Adersbach, in Bo- path, which is sometimes twenty feet hemia, situated in a valley, at the wide, and sometimes not more than foot of the Giant Mountains, at the two, continues its course through extreme confines of Silesia, is cele- innumerable windings between the brated for the extraordinary groups perpendicular groups, and those of rock which rise in its environs, masses which, like walls, enclose and extend, though with frequent them on the right and left. A perinterruptions, as far as Heuscheuer.
son is frequently obliged to crawl The village borders on a most beau across the intervals, above which the tiful mead, watered by a small rivu rocks lean one against the other. let, which has its source in the midst The imagination of the old conducof this rocky labyrinth. It is bound tor las discovered in the most irreed on the south by large masses of gular masses resemblances to a parock which stand upright, contigu- lace, a church, a monastery, a pulpit, qus to each other, and separated only and an infinity of other objects. By by crevices of different widths. The this happy discovery, he hopes to greater number of them are one hun- render them more worthy the obserdred feet high or upwards, and pre- vation of the curious. sent forms which are singularly di
In this labyrinth, a person is versified. Some of them resemble obliged to go continually zigzag, works of art, as columns, walls, one time he walks on the naked sand, towers; some are bounded at the at another on the moss and flowery top by irregular curve lines, though turf: at one time he passes under their sides are as perpendicular as if low saplings, at another, he pursues they had been cut by a level. Others the course of little rivulets, whose are bent in all directions, and their smooth and limpid waters follow the craggy summits, which hang in the multiplied sinuosities of their course. air, threaten to descend every mo
These little streams are, in many ment from their perilous abode. places, provided with little bridges, Some of them stand upon an im or crossed by planks, for the convemense base, and diminish as they nience of those who explore this little rise, while others retain the same mysterious world. After journeying uniform dimensions from their bases about a league and a half, the traveller to their summits. The bases of arrives at a place, extremely cool and many of them are rounded by the agreeable, ornamented with saplings, action of the waters. The most re- hung with all sorts of mosses and markable of these rocks is that com- plants, and closed up, on all sides, monly called the inverted sugar loaf, by tremendous rocks. The loud an appellation which sufficiently de- murmuring of a rivulet, which presignates its singular form; and many cipitates from a sort of basin, adds isolated pillars which, though only a an inexpressible charm to the delights few feet in diameter at the base, ele of this solitude. Underneath two vate themselves amid their compeers, lofty saplings, near a fountain as like a range of chimnies.
cool and transparent as imagination The moment we enter this laby- can conceive, stands a table, a bench, rinth, we perceive on all sides groups and some seats formed out of the of rock, which surprize us the more,
rock. This place is frequently renbecause we are not in a situation to dered the scene of festive happiness; examine their height and extent. and is frequently greeted by mornThey encircle a beautiful mead, ing visitants who come to breakfast which may be considered the vesti- there. The repast is rendered delibale of the labyrinth.
cious by the agreeable coolness of An old honest forester generally the place, which invigorates the aniserves as guide to those, whose curio- mal faculties in a surprising manner. sity leads them to explore this ro From this resting-place there is mantic labyrinth. They follow a an ascent by a narrow opening. The path which is covered, in many way is difficult, as it leads over heaps places, with sand and rubbish form- of sand, produced by the wrecks ed from fragments of the rock. This continually falling from the rocks,
The Rocky Labyrinth of Adersbuch." satis e fate and which are as friable as the ashes fail to the north of the Title town near the crater of a volcano for at of Reinerze the approaebing the every step the traveller loses his feet hintarin me ndos, direction des mest more than recompensed by the sight though considerable efforts were sai
arrives at the top, he is it is difficult to reach it on this sider of a cascade which precipitates from made in 1763, to facilitate the access. the summit of the rocks. The water The traveller passes constantly over
19 falls, in its first descent, from a height ledges of rocks which are detached of twenty feet, on a rock which im- and laid one over another, in all dipedes its perpendicular course, glides rections. Some of them are as large ai afterwards down a gentle descent, as houses, others equal churches in and completes its course by flinging magnitude, nor can imagination gives it itself into the lower basin. Near its creations a greater diversity of this stream the rocks have formed a form than these rocks present. dark and lofty vault, which presents greater part of the rocks are naked, a most majestic and terrible aspect. but at a considerable height we meet
It is a work of many days to tra a space which has been called the verse all the different paths which garden, and which contains trees cross this labyrinth, but next to the and plants of various kinds. The di natural beauties which we have al. rocks lift themselves all around, b ready described, is an ancient castle piled one over another, On the in ruins, situated in the midst of summit of Tafelstein, which is one those masses of rock, and which, in of the most elevated, there is a most all probability, served as an asylum interesting and romantic prospect.id for robbers. The guide, before he The rock on which it is fixed is takes leave of his company, gene cut perpendicular, like a wall at a rally fires a pistol near the narrow depth of many hundred feet, and opening by which it is entered. The extends through various windings, es sound, which is reverberated and en- along the frontiers of Bohemia. A creased by the distant echoes, resem balustrade has been erected there, in bles the rumbling sound of thunder consequence of its being honoured
The learned are generally agreed with a visit by the Prince of Prussia. as to the origin of the singular forms This balustrade of these rocks. They imagine that extremity of the rock, where the the whole space which they cover spectator may contemplate with sewas formerly, a mountain of sand, curity the delightful prospect which and that a violent irruption of water, opens before him, in all directions, forcing a passage through the parts Under his feet he beholds the lofty la which were less compact, carried mountains extending south and west, them away, and left, consequently, and presenting summits which are os deep spaces between the solid masses. sometimes rounded, and sometimes Such is the general opinion, but it is terminated in a point. The extend still doubtful whether the effect has sive prospect carries the eye of the proceeded from a sudden irruption, spectator over the distant Braunau,ult and whether it may not be more na Nachod, and a great number of other de turally traced to that slow but unre places in Bohemia, immortalized by a initting action of nature, which me the annals of the thirty, and of the tamorphoses every thing after a cer seven years' war. The traveller has if tain lapse of time, though its imme some difficulty however, in believing for diate agency excites no attention. that he has Bohemia actually before
The mountain known by the him, for at this immense height the name of Heuscheuer, or Heuschaar, mountains, which separate the towns, e forming the southern extremity of castles, villages, and convents, dis-a is chain, is in Silesia, in the
appear from the sight, so that he county of Glatz, about two miles imagines he perceives nothing but a in and a half north-east of the town level and extensive plain. :>9928 of this name, and a mile and
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