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The New World, Quarto Edition, v. II, no. 21, Whole Number 51, Saturday, May 22, 1841.
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The New World, Quarto Edition, v. II, no. 21, Whole Number 51, Saturday, May 22, 1841.
Benjamin, Park, 1809-1864.
14 February 2017
New York : J. Winchester
Dime Novels and Popular Literature
, 7 x. L ‘ 1 ‘ lP(ARK BENJAMIN, EDITOR. 4‘-ts-st." i. J. WINCHESTER. PUBLISH ER. - v p . i ’ g“ No pent-up Iltitu ronttatts our powers; Ellie inhale ttnhounbch Giomincitt is oursl” . QUARTO EDITION. Vorfviu ll . . . . No. 21. OFFICE no aloft s"Fi1:'r;'r." NEXV-YORK, SATURDAY. MAY 22. ran. .3 PER ANNUM. ’ Wnou: Nnnnrrsl. Qllioitc. Jlittraturt. ’, .4 ADDRESS TO THE ALAttAri'Eit sAncoi>i-tacus, i::i=osr'ri:n LN nil: ' BRITISH MUsEUhI. ‘> ‘ iiv Hoxaci: SMITH, Esq. 'Tttot.v Alabaster relic! while! hold . My hand upon thy'sculpi‘.ured margin thrown, Let me recall the scenes thou couldst unfold, , Might’st thou relate the changes thou hast known; ‘ For thou wert primitive in thy formation, , Launched from the Almighty’s hand at the creation. Yes-thou wert present when the stars and skies And worlds unnumbered rolled into’ their places ; , When God, from Chaos, bade the spheres arise, And fixed the blazing sun upon its basis, And with his finger on the bounds of space Marked out each planet's everlasting race. How many thousand ages from thy birth ‘U Thou slept'st in darkness it were vain to ask, Till Egypt‘: sons upheaved thee from the earth, i And year by year pursued their patient task, < Till thou wert carved and decorated thus, Worthy to be a king's sarcophagus! what‘ time Elijah to the skies ascended, i - Or David reigned in holy Palestine, Some ancient Tliebi-in monarch was extended Beneath the lid of this emblazoned shrine, , l = And to that subterraneous palace borne Which toiling ages in the rock had worn. Thebes, from her hundred portals filled, he plain, To see the car on which thou wert uphe d. What funeral pomps extended in thy train, x - What banners waved, what mighty music swelled, As armies, priests, and crowds bewailed in chorus, Their King-their God-their Serapis-their Orus! '- . Thus to thy second quarry did theytrust ‘ V Thee, and the lord of all the nations round, i ' ' Grim king of silence! Monarch of the dust! .- ; Embalmed, nnnointed, jewelled. sceptered, crowned, Here did he lie in state, C>0ld,-Buff and star A leathern Pharaoh grinning in the dark. ‘ Thus ages rolled ; but their dissolving breath . Could only blacker: that imprisoned thing, Which wore a ghastly royalty in dcsth, As if rt struggled still to be u king; And each dissolving century, like the last, , Just dropped in dust upon thy lid, and passed. “ -- The Persian conqueror u’er Egypt poured ' ‘His devastating host-2 motley crew ; The steel-clad horseman-the barbarian horde, Music and men of every sound an tie’ , , v ‘. Priests, archers, eunuchs, concubtties, and hates- Gpngs, trumpets, cymbals, dulcimers, and lutes. Then did the fierce Catnbyses tear away , The ponderous rock that sealed the sacred tomb; Then did the slowly penetrating ray .‘ Redeem thee from long centuries of gloom, And lowered torches dashed Bg“i".5‘ "'7 ‘id'- ‘ .As Asia's king thy blazolned trophies eyed. Plucked from his grave with sacrilegious taunt, The features of the royal corsie they scanned; ‘ Dashing the diadem from his templi E“““i , They tore the sceptrc from his grsslzless him‘; I . v And on those lieltls,where once his will was law, - Lott him for winds to waste and beasts to ZMW‘ - . r r . , ' Same pious Thelrriris, when the storm W39,lJ351i Upclosed the sepulchre with, cunning’ Skill. And nature, aiding their devotion, past . Over its entrance a concealing til 3 ‘ , V . ‘Then thy third darkness came, and thou didst sleep , , ;. Twenty-three centuries in silence deep. I r - But be from whom nor pyramids nor sphynl Can hide its au:recies,'Belzoni came; , , ‘ From the tomb’: month tu.-iloosed the gramte links; ' ‘ Gave thee azain to light, and life, and fame. ' ‘ . And brought thee from the sands and desert; forth, To charm the 17f!’-llid children of the North! A . Thou art in London. yvhich, when thou wert new. Was what T119565 Isis wilderness and waste, , Where ravage beasts more savage men pursue ; i A scene by nature cursed-b man disgraced. New-‘t is the world's metropolis 1-The high, Queen of arms, learning, aria and luxury! ‘ . Here, where I hold my hand, ‘tin atrari e to think‘ What other hands, perchance, prece ed mine; Others have also stood beside thy brink, ‘l vainly conned the nioralizing line! Kings, sages, chiefs, that touched this stone like me, Where are ye now '!-Where all must shortly be. All is mutation ;-he within this stone Was once the greatest monarch of the hour. His bones are dust-his very name unknown l- Go, learn from him the vanity of power; Seek not the frame’s corruption to control, But build a lasting mansion for thy soul. THE 'GOBL[E‘T. TRANSLATED F110)! 1;; GEHIIBXAN OF TLECK. BY THOMAS CARLYLE, Author or srrmr Rasartus, dzc., kc. The forenoou bells were sounding from the high cathe- dral. Over the wide square in front of it were men and women walking to and fro, carriagesrolling along, and priests proceeding to their various churches. Ferdinand was standing on the broad stair, with his eyes over the mul- titude, looking at them asthey came up to attend the service. Tl ‘V v" dorrihe L‘ " ‘ i 5 I3 shelter from iiie heat. He alone had stood for a long time leaning on apillnr, amid the burning beams, without regard- ing them; or he was lost in the remeinbrancea which mounted up within his mind. He was calling back his bygone life, and inspiring his soul with the feeling which had penetrated all his being, and swallowed up every other wish in itself. At the same hour, in the past year, had he been standing here, looking at the women und the maidens coming to roam ; with indifferent heart, and smiling face, he had viewed the variegated procession ; many a kind look hiid roguishly met his, and many it virgin cheek lira blushed ; his busy eye had observed the pretty feet, as they mounted the steps, and how the wavering robe fall more or less aside, 7 to let the dainty little uncles come to sight. Then ayouthful form had crossed the square; clad in black; slender, and of noble mien, her eyes modestly cast own before her, carelessly she hovered up the steps with lovely grace; the silken robe lay round that fairest offoims, and rocked iself as in music about the moving limbs; she was mounting the highest step, when by chance she raised her head, and struck his eyewith a ray of the purest azure. .He was pierced as ifbylightning. Her foot caught the robe; and quickly as he darted toward her, he could not prevent or having, for a moment, in the most charming posture, lain kneeling at his feet. He raised her; rhe did not look at him, she was all one blush; nor did she answer his in- quiry whether she was hurt. He followed l'lEl' into the church; his soul saw nothing but the image of that form kneeling before him, and that loveliest of hosoms bent toward him. Next day he visited the threshold of the church again; for him that spot was consecrated ground. He had been intending to pursue hislravels, his friends were expecting him impatiently at home; but from hence- forth his native country was here, his heart and its wishes were inverted. He saw her often, she did not shun him; yet itwas but for a few separate and stolen dionirnts; for her wealthy family observed her ilrlclly, and still more a , powerful and jealous bridegroom. They mutually confessed their love, but knew not what todo ; for he was a stranger, and could older his beloved no such splendid fortune as she was entitled to expect. He now felt his poverty; yet when he redacted on in! fortner'way of life, it seemed to him that he was paming ri ; or in existence was rendered holy, his heart dented forever in the fairest emotion ; Nature was now become his friend, and her beauty lay revealed to him; he felt himaelfno longer alien from worship and reel]. giun; and he now crossed this threshold, and the myslg. rious diinness of the temple, with far other feelings than in former days of levity. 'He withdrew from is acqmim. ances, and lived only to love. When he walked lhrough her street, and saw her at il-ie‘window, he was happy for day. He had often spoken to her in the dusk of the evening ; her garden was adjacent to a friend's, who, how. ever, did not know his secret. Thus I year had passed away. ' All these scenes of his’ new existence again mend through his remembrance. He raised his eyes ; that noble form was even then gliding over the square; she shone out of the confused multitude like a sun. A lovely music sounded in his longing heart; and as she approached, he retired into the church. He offered her the holy water; her white fingers trembled as they touched his, she bowed with grateful kindness. He followed her, and knelt down near her. His whole heart was melting in sadness and love; it seemed to him asif, fromlho woundsoflonging, his being were bleeding away in fervent prayers; every word of the priest went through him, every tone of the music poured new devotion into his bosom; his lips quivered, as the fair maiden pressed the crucifix of her rosar to herrabyninuth. How dim had been his apprehension 0 this Faith and this Love before! The priest elevated the Host, andilie bell sounded; she bowed more humbly, and crossed her breast: and, like Ifiash, it struck through all his powers and fell- ings, and the image on the altar seemed alive, and the co- lored dimness of the windows as a light of paradise ; tears Howetdbfasg from his eyes, and alloyed the swelling fer- vor o is can. The service was caricluded. He agilin atfercd her the consecrated font ;they smite some words, and she with. drew. He staid behind, in order to excite no notice; he looked after her till the hem of her zarmentvanishrd round the corner; and he felt like the wanderer, weary and astray, from whom, in the thick fofrest, llllle lust gleam of lheldsetllglg sun departs. He awoke tom is dream, asan o wi - cred hand slapped him ' on the shoulder, and some one called him by name. Albert, who lived apart onse was open to Ferdinand alone. - ' “ Do you remember our engagement ‘I ” said the hoarse, husky voice. “ 0, yes,” said Ferdinand. "And will you perform your promise to-day l " I “This very hour," replied the othcr,“ifyoii like to fol- ow rnc.” ' . They walked through the city to a remote street, and there entered a large edidcc. “ To-d<ty,”said the old mall, " you must push through with me into my most solitary chamber, that we may not be disturbed." They pissed through many rooms, then along some stairs ; ‘they wound their way throng passages; and Ferdinand, who had thought himself familiar with the house, was now aston- ished at the multitude of apartments, and the singular ar- rangements of the tpacious building; but still more that the old man, a bachelor, andwithoul family, should inhabit it by himself, with a few servants, and never let out any part of the superfluous room to strangers. Albert at length unbolteda door, andaaidi “Now, here in the place." They entered alarge, high chamber, hung rnund with red llamas . which was trimmed with golden listings; the chairs were of the same stud’; and, through b-avy red silk curtains co- vering the windows. came a purple light. “ Wait a little,” said the old man, and went into another room. Ferdinand took up-some books ; he found them tocnnlain strange, un- intelligible characters, circles, and linrs,wiih many curious plates; and from the little he could read, they seemed to be works on alchemy; he was aware already that the old man had the reputation of a gold-rnaker. A lute was lying on the table, singularly overlaid with mother of-pcrirl, and colored wood; and representing birds and flowers in very splendid forms. The star in the middle was a large piece mother-of-pearl, worked in the most skilful manner into many interesting circular figures, almost like lhc'cenlre of or window in 1' othic ohurch. “ You are .lO4‘lUIig at my instrument," said Albert, coming back ; “ it ll two hundred years old: l brought it with me as a memorial of my jour- ney into Spiin. But let us leave all that, and do you take om men, and whose at 2 They all down beside iii; table, which was likewise co- something which was carefully wrapped up pity to your youth," he hegan,“l promised lately to predict to you whether you could ever become happy or not ; and this promise lwill in the present hour perfnrm, lllmlgll you hold the matter aaonly in jest. You use not be Ila1mPd,f0l’ what I purpose will take place without danger; no dread invocations shall be made by me, nor shall any hurried ap- parition icrnfy your senses. The business I am on may fail in two ways; either if you do nctlove so truly as you have been willing to persuade me; for then my labor is in the oracle and destroy it by a useless question, or a movement. should you leave your am and dissipate the ligureplylou must therefore promise me to keep yourself. uiteati ." . ‘ q Ferdinand gave his word, and the old man unfolded from its cloths the packet he had placed on the table. 1! was a golden goblet, of very skilful and beautiful work- manship. Round its broad foot ran a garland of flower!’ Enterlwinei gilh myrilea, and various oihrrdlfl,";‘b‘r;‘ld ruins, wor e out in high chasin with dim an vvil - linnt gold. Acorrespondingring, ut still richll','WlIiI figures ofchildren, and wild little animals playing with them, or flying from them, wound iiselfaboni the tmddll oflhe cup. The bowlwaa blautifully turned; it b<‘n‘"59lf back atihe top asiflo meet the lips; and within, the said Flwkled with a red glow, Old Albert placed the cup between him and theyouth, whom he then lIe;hh0IE'd::h::l’I;,e nearer.‘ “Do you not feel something,” sat 9. ‘ W!’ ‘Y: oses il- selfin this splendor 1" , . . “yup. “awe,” retain-nd, "thin bnghu-5:3,’ gilnw, ;,,,,, my ;,,,,,,,,, pm, ;’I rriight almost an fell It like akiss ' com ' ‘ m''Ifn1i]i?ii:Et,bihenl'’said the old man. “Nowlrtnot your eyes wander, my "I075 but fix tliern steadfastly on llpehglittering of :ioi:ng’<’:‘l)t:‘lI, think as intensely as you can a I ewoi-nim,W , - Both sat qIH9‘lZv' for a while, looking earnestly upon the gleaming cup- I6 one, however, Albert, with mule ges- rrrea. began. l‘r“'!,‘“0f'1)',ll'ten faster, and at last iii rrpid. movements. to whirl his outstretched anger in ii conmat o started back, and recognized his friend, the testy old ' voted with a red cloth; and the old man placed upon it ‘ vain, and nothing will disclose itrelf;or,if youshall disturb -