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en breve la salud, con bañarse en aquel la- hazia mucha confiança del dentro y fuera go; despues recibio el bautismo, segun que de su casa. Una hija suya al tanto se le lo tenia pensado, y en reconocimiento de tales aficionò, y puso en el los ojos. Pero como mercedes, olvidada de su patria, en un her- quier que ella fuesse casadera, y el moço mita que hizo edificar junto al lago, passo esclavo, no podian passar adelante como muchos años santamente. En vida y en deseavan : ca el amor mal se puede encumuerte fue esclarecida con milagros que Dios brir, y temian si el padre della, y amo del, obrò por su intercession ; la Iglesia pone lo sabia, pagarian con las cabeças. Acoren el numero de los Santos que reynan con daron de huir a tierra de Christianos, resoChristo en el cielo, y en muchas Iglesias de lucion

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moço venia mejor, por bolver España se le haze fiesta a quinze de Abril. a los suyos, que a ella por desterrarse de La Zayda, quier fuesse por el exemplo de su patria : si ya no la movia el deseo de Santa Casilda, o por otra ocasion sc movio hazerse Christiana, lo que yo no creo. Toa hazerse Christiana; en especial, que en maron su camino con todo secreto, hasta sueños le aparecio S. Isidoro, y con dulces llegar al peñasco ya dicho, en que la

moça y amorosas palabras le persuadio pusiesse en cansada se puso a reposar. En esto vieron execucion con brevedad aquel santo propo- assomar a su padre con gente de acavallo, sito. Dio ella parte deste negocio al Rey que venia en su seguimiento. Que podian su padre; el estava perplexo, sin saber que hazer, o a que parte bolverse ? que consejo partido debria tomar. Por una parte no

tomar? mentirosas las esperanças de los podia resistir a los ruegos de su hija, por hombres y miserables sus intentos. Acudiotra temia la indignacion de los suyos, si le eron a lo

que solo les quedava de encumdava licencia para que se bautizasse. Acordo brer aquel peñol, trepando por aquellos finalmente comunicar el negocio con D. A- riscos, que era reparo assaz flaco. El padre lonso, hijo del Rey D. Fernando. Concer- con un semblante sañudo los mando abaxar: taron, que con muestra de dar guerra a los amenaçava les sino obedecian de executar Moros, hiziesse con golpe de gente entrada en ellos una muerte muy cruel. Los que en tierra de Sevilla, y con esto cautivasse acompañavan al padre los amonestavan lo a la Zayda, que estaria de proposito puesta mismo, pues solo les restava aquella espeen cierto pueblo que para este efecto seña- rança de alcançar perdon de la misericordia laron. Sucedio todo como lo tenian trazado: de su padre, con hazer lo que les mandava, que los Moros no entendieron la traza, y la y echarsele a los pies. No quisieron venir Zayda llevada a Leon, fue instruyda en las en esto. Los Moros puestos apie acometicosas que pertenece saber a un buen Chris- eron a subir el peñasco: pero el moco les tiano. Bautizada se llamo D. Isabel. Los defendio la subida con galgas, piedras y mas testificam que esta señora adelante caso palos, y todo lo demas que le venia a la con el mismo. D. Alonso, en sazon quæ era mano, y le servia de armas en aquella desesya Rey de Castilla. D. Pelayo el de Oviedo peracion. El padre visto esto, hizo venir dize, que no fue su muger, sino su amiga." de un pueblo alli cerca vallesteros para que -MARIANA.

de lexos los flechassen. Ellos vista su per

dicion, acordaron con su muerte librarse de De la Peña de los Enamorados.1 los denuestos y tormentos mayores que te“ Un moço Christiano estava cautivo en mian. Las palabras que en este trance se Granada. Sus partes y diligencia eran tales, dixeron, no ay para que relatarlas. Finalsu buen termino y cortesia, que su amo

mente abraçados entresi fuertemente, se

echaron del peñal abaxo, por aquella parte See Poems in one vol. p. 440.

en que los mirava su cruel y sanudo padre. “ The maiden through the favouring night Desta manera espiraron antes de llegar a lo From Grenada took her flight," ac. The Lover's Kock.-J. W. W.

baxo, con lastima de los presentes, y aun

con lagrimas de algunos y que se movian enterprize which he should appoint them,
con aquel triste espectaculo de aquellos as to murther any prince his enemy. For
moços desgraciados, y a pesar del padre, they feared not death, in hope of their Ma-
como estavan, los enterraron en aquel mis- humetical Paradise. But Haolon or Ulan,
mo lugar; constancia que se empleara mejor after three years' siege, destroyed him and
en otra hazaña, y les fuera bien contada la this his Foole's Paradise. About A.D. 1200.
muerte, si la padecieran por la virtud y en -PURCHAS. So also MAUNDEVILE, p. 336,
defensa de la verdadera religion, y no por and Marco Polo, Harris's Col. p. 599.
satisfacer a sus apetitos desenfrenados."-
Ibid.

Inhabitants of Jupiter.
ALOADIN's Paradise.

“THERE appeared to me a bald head, but “ BETWEENE Orpha and Caramit (in Me- only the upper part thereof, which was bony; sopotamia, now Diarbeth) was the Paradise and I was told that such an appearance is of Aladeules, where he had a fortresse, de- seen by those who are to die within a year, stroyed by Selim. Men, by a potion brought and that they instantly prepare themselves. into a sleep, were brought into this supposed The inhabitants of that earth (Jupiter) do Paradise, where, at their waking, they were not fear death, except on this account, that presented with all sensual pleasures of mu- they leave their conjugal partner, their chilsicke, damosells, dainties, &c. which after, dren, or parents, for they know that they having had some taste of another sleepie shall live after death, and that in dying they drink, came again to themselves, and then do not quit life, because they go to Heaven; did Aladeules tell them, that he could bring wherefore they do not call it dying, but bewhom he pleased to Paradise, the place ing Heaven-made. Such amongst them as where they had bin, and if they would com- have lived in true conjugal love, and have mit such murders, or haughty attempts, it taken such care of their children as becometh should be theirs. A dangerous devise. Ze- parents, do not die of diseases, but in tranlim the Turke destroyed the place.” quillity, as in sleep; and thus they emigrate

" In the N. E. parts of Persia there was from the world to heaven. The age to which an old man named Aloadin, a Mahumetan, the inhabitants live is, on an average, about which had inclosed a goodly valley situate thirty years, estimated according to years betweene two hilles, and furnished it with on our earth. It is by the providence of all variety which Nature and Art could the Lord that they die at so early an age, yeeld, as fruits, pictures, rilles of milk, lest their numbers should increase beyond wine, honey, water, pallaces, and beautifull what that earth is capable of supporting ; damosells richly attired, and called it Pa- and whereas when they have fulfilled those radise. To this was no passage but by an years, they do not suffer

selves to be impregnable castle: and daily preaching the guided by spirits and angels, like those who pleasures of this Paradise to the youth which are not so far advanced in age, therefore he kept in his court, sometimes would minis- spirits and angels seldom attend them when ter a sleepy drinke to some of them, and arrived at their thirtieth year. They come to then conveigh them thither, where being maturity also sooner than on our earth; even entertained with these pleasures four or five in the first flower of youth they connect days, they supposed themselves rapt into themselves in marriage, and then it is their Paradise; and then being again cast into a chief delight to love the partner of such contrance by the said drink, he caused them to nection and to take care of their children. be carried forth, and then would examine Other delights they indeed call delights but them of what they had seene, and by this respectively external.”—SWEDENBORG, CONdelusion would make them resolute for any cerning the Earths in our Solar System.

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Journey of the Jews after Death.

Sabbath of the Damned. " Jacob desired to be buried in Canaan, “They begin their sabbath thus soon and not in Egypt, for three causes (sayth R. end it also later than the just time, in comSalomon Tacchi), because he foresaw that miseration of the purgatory souls, which of the dust of Egypt should be made lice; begin and end with them this sabbath's 2ndly, because the Israelites which die out rest, being the whole week besides torof Canaan shall not rise againe without mented in that fire. Judas himself, in homuch pain of their rolling through the deep nour of the Christian sabbath, obtained like and hidden vaults of the earth ; 3rdly, least priviledge; witness S. Brandon in the legend the Ægyptians should make an idoll of him. (can you refuse him ?) who found him coolFor the better understanding hereof, let us ing himself in the sea, sitting upon a stone heare what is said out of the book Tanchum which he had sometime removed out of a (an Exposition of the Pentateuch) concern- place where it was needlesse into the high ing this subject. The Patriarchs (sayth he) way. So meritorious even in Judas is any desired to be buried in Canaan, because they even the least good work. There did Judas which are there buried, shall first rise in acquaint Brandon with this Sunday-refreshthe time of the Messias. And R. Hannaniah ing of the hellish prisoners, and desired his sayth, that they which die out of Canaan holy company to scare away the Devils, must endure two deaths : and the same ap- when they should after Sunday evensong peareth Jer. 20, where it is said Pashur come to fetch him again, which for that time should go into Babel and should there die, Brandon granted and performed.”—Ibid. and there be buried. • What ?' quoth R. Simon, shall then all the just perish which die out of Canaan ?' 'No; but God will

The Bitterness of Death. make them Mechillos, that is, deep clifts “The Angel of Death,” say the Rabbis, and caves under the earth, by which they “ holdeth his sword in his hand at the bed's may pass into the land of promise, whither head, having on the end thereof three drops when they are come, God shall inspire into of gall

. The sick man spying this deadly them the breath of life, that they may rise Angel, openeth his mouth with fear, and again, as it is written (Ezek. xxxvii. 12), then those drops fall in, of which one kill• I will open your graves, and cause you to eth him, the second maketh him pale, the come out of your sepulchres,' &c. The like third rotteth and putrifieth.”—Ibid. is written in their Targum, or Chaldæan Possibly the expression to taste the bitterinterpretation of the Canticles: when thy

ness of death may refer to this." dead shall rise, Mount Olivet shall cleave asunder, and the Israelites which have been dead shall come out of the same, and they

Adam's first Wife. which have died in strange lands, coming

“ WHEN God had made Adam, and saw thither by holes under the earth, shall come forth. And for this cause, I myself,' sayth it was not good for him to be alone, he made

him a woman of the earth like unto him, our author, ‘have heard the Jews say, that sometimes some of the wealthiest and de

and called her Lilis. These disagreed for voutest among them goe into the land of superiority. Lilis, made of the same mould, Canaan, that their bodies may there sleep, would not be underling, and Adam would and so be freed from this miserable passage hope of agreement, uttered that sacred word

not endure her his equal. Lilis seeing no under so many deep seas and rough mountains.'”—PURCHAS.

! See 1 Sam. xv. 32, "Surely the bitterness of death is past."--J. W. W.

Jehovah, with the cabalistical interpretation over above, withouten that men take fro thereof, and presently did fly into the air. withinne."The Voiage and Truvaile of Sir Adam plaining his case, God sent three John Maundevile. angels after her, Senoi, Sensenoi, Sanmangeleph, either to bring her back, or denounce unto her, that a hundred of her children

Images. should die in a day. These overtook her

APRIL 23. The blossoms swept from the over the troublesome sea, where one day fruit tree like a shower of snow. the Ægyptians should be drowned, and did

The wood was in the shade, but a few tree their message to her. She refusing to obey, tops peered into the slant beam. Their they threatened her drowning ; but she be light heads rose like plumes of verdure. sought them to let her alone, because she

The daw below sailed unseen, till the was created to vex and kill children on the light fell upon his glossy wings. April 22, eighth day if they were men; if women

the Rocks.' children, on the twentieth day. They never

April 24. The brown young leaves of the theless forcing her to go, Lilis swore to

walnut scarcely distinguishable from the them, that whensoever she should find the

boughs. name or figure of those angels written or

There is some tree, perhaps the aspin or painted on schedule, parchment, or any dog-wood, whose large buds shine like silthing, she would do infants no harm, and that she would not refuse that punishment leaves.

ver, showing only the under part of the to lose a hundred children in a day: and

In a wet day, I observed that the smoke accordingly a hundred of her children or

rose brighter. On remarking this to Tom, he young devils died in a day. And for this told me that in dull days the white flags cause doe they write those names on a scroll

were very bright; in clear weather, the dark of parchment, and hang them on their in

colours shone most visibly. fants' necks. Thus far Ben Sira.

May 14. The ash is still unfoliaged, ex“ In their chambers always is found such

cept at the extremity of every spray, where a picture, and the names of the Angels of its sharp young leaves spread in tufts like Health (this office they ascribe to them) are written over the chamber door. In their

The oak still reddish with its opening book Brandspiegel, printed at Cracovia, buds. 1597, is shewed the authority of this history,

May 18. The oak unfolds its leaves timocollected by their wise men out of those rously; they droop and hang loosely. words, “Male and female created he them,"

I observed the motion of the corn most compared with the forming of Eve of a rib like the sparkling of a stream in the sun. in the next chapter; saying that Lilis, the

In Norfolk they call the flat country the former, was divorced from Adain for her Broads.? It presents a kind of ocean impride, which she conceived because she was made of earth as well as he, and God gave

? The Rocks, near Ucfield in Sussex. This him another, flesh of his flesh,”—Ibid,

was therefore written probably in 1796, when he again visited his friend, T. P. Lamb, Esq. at Mountsfield Lodge, near Rye. See Life and Correspondence, vol. 1, p. 290. Some very

curious letters of this date are still in existence. Stone that produces Water.

J. W. W. “ Ar Costantynoble is the vesselle of ? I think this is a mistake. I certainly al. ston, as it were of marbelle, that men clepen ways heard the word used in the sense given by

Forby in his Vocubulary of East Anglia, i. e. a Enydros, that evermore droppeth watre, and

lake formed by the expansion of a river in a flat fillethe himself everiche zeer, till that it go | country, in v.-J. W. w.

stars.

mensity, the same circular distance, the

Barbarous Superstitions. same bending down of the horizon.

" Tue Patagonians regard the milky way as the hunting forest where departed souls

delight themselves in hunting ostriches." From FILICAIA.

FALKNER, p. 115. “ ITALY! Italy ! oh thou whom Fate Gifted with beauty, an unhappy gift,

6. Tue Kamtshadales make of the rainA deadly dower of infinite miseries, bow a new garment for their aerial spirit, Whose traces by the hand of Sorrow traced edged with fringes of red-coloured seal skin, Furrow thy front! oh that thou wert less and leather thongs of various gaudy dies. fair,

They explain the nature of storms by the Less beauteous, or more strong, that they shaking of the long and crisped hair of their who now

aerial spirit.”—STELLER, p. 64. With feigned endearments of their love beguile

“ The Kopts break out into exultation Thy life, might love thee less, or fear thee at the appearance of an earthquake, as they

imagine that heaven is opened, and that Then should we not behold the hostile hosts every celestial blessing is going to alight on In armed squadrons rushing down thy Alps, the land of Egypt."— Pococke, vol. 1, p. 195. Nor Gallic herds upon the banks of Po, Drinking the blood-stain'd waters. Italy ! " The Kamtshadales account for earthWe should not see thee, with a sword not quakes by the driving of an infernal deity thine,

beneath the earth ; the earth is shaken, they Girt for the war, and from a foreign bow say, when the dog that draws the sledge of Shooting thine arrows, when the war has this infernal deity scratches his fleas or

shakes off the snow from his bide."-STELVictor or vanquish'd still to be a slave."

more.

ceased,

LER, P. 267.

“ Tue Calmucs hold the lightning to be

the fire spit out of the mouth of a dragon, From FILICAIA.

ridden and scourged by evil Dæmons, and “ Wuere is thine own right arm, O Italy? the thunder they make to be his roarings." Why dost thou use the stranger's ? he who -PALLAs, vol. 1, p. 343.

aids, TIe who attacks thee are Barbarians both, “ RESPECTING storms, the people of Chili Now both thine enemies, both once thy slave. are of opinion that the departed souls are Thus then it is that thou rememberest returning from their abode beyond the sea, Thine old illustrious empire! this thy faith, to be able to assist their relations and Thy plighted faith to Valour! Go, divorce friends. Accordingly, when it thunders That honour'd husband-go, and wed thyself over the mountains, they think that the To Sloth! Adultress, amid blood and groans souls of their forefathers are taken in an And hissing arrows take thy sleep-sleep on engagement with those of the Spaniards. Till the’sword wake thee, drowsy as thou art, The roaring of the winds they take to be the And naked in thy paramour's embrace, noise of horsemen attacking one another ; Till the avenging sword awake and strike." | the howling of the tempest for the beating

of drums, and the claps of thunder for the discharge of muskets and cannons. When the wind drives the clouds towards the

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