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could be brought to give an explana. I The barnn desired the courager to tion of them, his words might be igninto the chamber of the hek maa, taken down in writing; and such a and mildly infirm him that father confeffion if it could be proved by Peter had called to see him; that he refpeétaile witnessrs, wlio could anwould give him no uneafir.els, but Twers for his being in a state of sa rather comfort. nity) would nearly tend to answer! The man did as he was defired, every willied for purpose,
and in abont five minutes returned. 'Such were the baron's thoughts ; « Eburne traid he is perfectis et and at an early hour be repaired to fible, and fly s to fee vou:--but I the cottage. A physician of tome, am sure there is fomething strange eininence 41s already arrived :-he about him; for, when I only men. gave but litile hopes of the patient, tioned your name, he farted, as if but faid tie might probably survive a afraid of heing murdered.” few days.--Eburne had enjoyed con- The biron entered the room alone, filerable step for some hours, and -Eburne again convulfivelv fhook seemed perfectly calm.-The phy. at the fight of him; but, being ad. sician departed, after promising to dressed by the mild and condoling call again in the evening,
voice of the visitor, he so far reco. The baron now took the man vered as to look on him, and listen who belonged to the tottage, on one to what he said, without any violent fide, and requested to know what re. | emotions. lation Eburne was to him.-The The baron, after an hour's conver. man answered, he was a coufin of his fation with him, which ieemert es. wife's; they had always understood tirely to compose his mind, conceive he led a very wicked life; nor had ed he might venture on a topic it any acquaintance been kept up be- was before impoffible for him to mentween then for many years, till tion, concerning the murder of Per. about six months past, when he came cival Materini, and also of those to their cottage, very much difitrelied doubts relative to the count his fie in mind, and labouring under every ther.--He opened the subject wità symptom of a decline.He fully fuch caution and mildness, that, confested to them that he had been though the remembrance might be a most abandoned character, and feen to work in every feature of claimed their pity. - The cottager Eburne's face, he did not fall into and his wife accordingly adinitred any fits of insanity, but continued him into their house; but, as his perfectly collected during the whole health gradually grew worse, bis of the interrogation, . . . melancholy increased.---He, how. At the clore of it, he heaved a ever, made his will, and left theinsigh of the most acute anguish and the wliole of the little property he horror, and in fome measure rewas posle sed of.
lieved his bursting fout by a flood of < Last night (continued the man) | tears.-At length he recovered to he was fuddenly taken much worse ! far as to speak, and declared that than we had ever before seen hiin, Orlando, count Maferini, was poi. (though he has at times been de- foned, and that Percival Malerini, ranged in his intellects for some days his son, was affaifinated in Greville patt); and beyged I would bring | Abbey, after having been kept there himp a confeftor: -I accordingly fet la prisoner fome little time: and, of for father Leolin, but I found he however, Ysaid he) I may break the was fome miles from Montferrat. – oarh I have taken, i can no looger I then thought your presence would conceal the murderer :it was my auswer the fame purpose." late master, the count d'Ollifonti
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| fome time:--that they were neceffi. He was near fainting :rbilt the rated to fly to the place where the baron administered a cordial which baron Sampieno and his family refoon recovered him.--He now in- fided, and (knowing his riches) formad ubuine that there was one determined, it poflible, to make him effential way of atoning for his guilt; a dupe to their artifice; inginuating and that was to do justice to the de himself into the baron's family, fcendants of the deceased; for this though he bore a deadly hatred to purpose it was necessary, as his life that nobleman.-This hatred he was unceriain, that a paper Thould resolved to gratify by a diabolical be drawn up, declaring the facts re-scheme of malice and villany. He lative to both murders, which in a determined to take away by force court of justice would be certain to Lucretia, the baron's only daughter; cruih the wretch that was the caute and, by ruining her honour, to of then, and give to the children of make a public disgrace and ignomithe injured those ofleffions they had ny fall upon her father, which he so long unlawfully been deprived of. knew would more effectually blast -Eburne gladly and immediately his happiness than any pecuniary confented to the proposal, and the fraud he couldinvent. This scheme more particularly so, when it was was frustrated by the baron's overexplained to him that the breaking hearing a conversation which he and of an oath in Tuch a cafe could not his matter had on that fubject; but . be deemed an act of wickedness, or which gave rise to another opportu-be disapproved of by the Supreme.nity for d'Ollitont to execute a second
The baron then drew up a paper fiend like contrivance, which tended containing all the circumítances, to the same horrid purpose, and , which were related to him by which, if possible, exceeded the formEburne, before father Leolin, who ler one in ingenuity and contrivance. was now arrived, and acquainted! The man'r and issue of this with the affair.
horrid plot against the baron was - In the evening the physician ar- related by himielf, and the success of rived ; and before him and the cot. lit answered but too well.
00 well. tayer, Eburne egned the paper; de. Eburne confelled in the testimony claring it, on oath, to be the truth, that he was the person who found. of every transaction it contained. means to bury some of the false Eberné feemed considerably better, notes in the baron's garden, and and after some little time the whole who, by d'Ollifont's orders, bribed coinpany departed; the baron tak- one of his servants to their intereft. ing potleihon of the paper, which -He attended his master to Italy. was the same he was looking over where the old count Maserini was when vihied by the inhabitants of extremely alarmed, on account of a the Abbey.
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N**** of a young lady of family though it was suppotrd round the and distinction, and that both, with country that ibe Abbty was entirely his sider, had fid. This report free from inhabitants. He each fet med the niore to be credited, as all night thowed the light in the west interval of fone time bad palled tower, and secretly einployed three fince the count had heard from thein, mechanics to put the traps and ma.
The old gentleman was extreme chinery in order. Theie works he ly ill on the arrival of his nephew, I fuperintended ; and finding one of but tellihed great plealure at steing those men, whole name was Enu. bim, having never heard of his mif. chio, fit for his purpose, retained conduct. - He fowly recovered, and hiin, by d Ollifont's define, to reside d'Ollifont was dispatched to procure in the subterraneous chamber, and fonie further intelligence of his chile how the light, while Eduine de. dren.---- It was suing this journey parted for Spain, to come forward on that he made Eburne acquainted the trial on the baron Sanjpieno. with his intentions, and promised | Eburne allo confeffed inat the him large rewards if he succeeded. passage, which formed a communica
They returned to the albbey with tion between the Abbey and the a feigned letter, which gave in- cave, the traps, &c. were found out formation that Percival Malerioi by himseil, and the secrets conveyed and his filer were no more; that the dirsētly to his master, from whom former full by the hand of an officer | he rei eived a confiderable present. who was going to secure them ! The paper tre si contained an and that the latter, in a fit of infanity, count of the terms to which the ba. had poilcned her cf:-the leiter ron confented, to save the life of him. conduued with saying that lady Cle- self and daughter (which the reader mentina was contined in the Bastille, has before been acquainted with); on a suspicion of having murdered also an account of d'olifoni's enter. her fifter, who was found dead in ing into a fociety of depredators her bed the morning after the elope | while in Italy, whose birth and Grua. ment from the convent..
| tionis in life were all above the corThe grief of the count was excel n.on rank, and wholt defrauds were five, and brought on a relapse of his carried to the most cooliderable former disorder,--aid this, added to amount on people of rank. rwas ar a fow poifon, which Eburne pro- one of their places of rendez-vou, at cured, and which d'ollitont mixed Genoa, where the baron tras introwith every fniali quantity of food he duced to d'Ollifont, at the üme he partook of, putan end tonis exiflence, took bis oath -After that conwithout a v fins of murder being | ference, the latter departed to Spain; committed. The count made a will but Eborne fuil remained concraled, about two days before he dit, in as his agent in Montterrat, a watch which he bequeathed the whole of upon the baron, and every circumhis estates and property, except a | Itance which concerned the Alber. few legacies, to his nephew.--Eburne He fent him information that (bv his master's order) gave it out | Percival Materini was actually arine Abbey was haunted; and, the rived, though, by d'Ollilent's viders, better to make this believed, d'Olli leveral meu Were placed on the ton himfelt lett it suddenly in the reads to aflaliinate hini . . ni hr, alter the funeral of his incle. immediafely that the keys were He returned immediarely to Spain, delivered in Spain, he let oif trom
that country and secretly arrived at fained the ficor:-- these were disco. Mootferrat, where he kept conceal-vered by Edward, his man, when he ed in the fubterraneous room, with made a fearch after his master in the Eburne, Enuchio, and three men mornirg; and also by signor Ealvo#hom he had hired. - It has before lin, the officers of juftice, and other been mentioned that the baron was perfons, who attended ine Abbev for abfent many miles; which answered the same purpose afterwards.--Perevery with Of d'Oilifont : but he did cival Malerini was convered down not know that Tasper was left behind. /to the cell described by the balon,
The refolurion of this party as I and discovered by Taiper; and a to seize Percival Malerini and his / short allowance of food was given fervant, should they search the him each nighi. , Abbey alone; which it was rather A few days after, Jasper was dir expected they would. Enuchio and covered to be left behind in Montthe three men were dispatched in ferrat; and it was determined he the day-time, about three miles round Thould be made a war with, or at least the spot, each taking different roads, lo far lurt as to prevent any inters, and met at the cave at an appointed i ruption from him. - Eburne and hour at dark.
two of the men allaulted him in one It was about the fifth night, of the private avenues leading to the when, after one of these excursions, front gates, anii left him for deait. Enuchio brought word that Percival The next night, it was refolver M:feriniu hom he personally knew), between Eburne and his master, that with his fervant, had just called at a period should be put to the lite of an inn for some refreihnient; and, their wretched prisoner, for fear of by their manner, he judged they the baron's return. D'Ollifont, hown, were coming to the Abbey, as they ever, did not wisi any one of the men did not seem inclined to stop, as it to be privy to the actual commitwas now late..
ment of the murder : Limochio and Every thing, therefore, was pre- the others were, therefore, dischargpared; Enuchio and two of the ed with large presents; and, by his men were planted in the west tower.l.defire, departed to Spain: there -Eburne and another nian were they were seized, through the agenconcealed in the hall; and the count cy of an alyuall with rhom he was himself waited the illue of the connected, put a-board a fhip of war, Scheme, in the tomb, in which the and fell in the first engagenient. unhappy, victim was to be shut up.! At midnight D'ollitont, with his -He entered the Abbey, agreeable own hand, itabbed his cousin Perci. to their expectations, even unattend- val Maferini; Eburne being unable ed by his servant; and crofled the to perpetrate chis last decd of darkhall without any interruption,-- neis, thougli he alfilted :---poison Eburne being now certain he was was at first offered the nohappy man; within their power, he and his com- but, on reíuling to take it,'he repanion joined the count, while the ceived the wound which at once unfortunate Percival ascended to the released him from a wretched exiftwcft tower.
ence. On his entrance, he was imme- ! Eburne and his diabolical empleya diately seized by the ruffians:miner buried the body near the tomb, the struggle, a picture of his wife was in a grave which liad been prepared torn by force from his bofom, with in the day ; and then, piacing every a pack of the ribbon; and leveral thing in the Abbey as it was before drops of blood, proceeding from a they came, departed, and in disguise blow which he received in the face, I returned to Spain. Vol. XXVII,
Here Eburne received a consider. J of their family, while it procured able fum from d Ollitont, and re- them that comfort and affluence mained in his fervice about fix which they had so long been de. months ; when he was one night | prived of. suddenly Trized, and carried on
(To be continued.) board a similar Thrip to that in which his conipanions were crnveyed; but, fortunately, did not meet with the ACCOUNT of the Town and Casfame fate.- He cicaped from the TLE of HARI ECH, in MERIOcrew', after twelve months, and en
NETHSHIRE, NORTH-WALES. tered into fervice in France; being deteried from making what he knew (With a View elegantly engraved.) public relative to the count, on the idea of the strong oath he had tak na T TARLECH, or Harleigh, is fald to the contrary.- He had not a n to derive its name from its doubt but it was through his means situation on a steep rock, close to the he was, by force, taken from Spain; sea, in the north-west part of the and his very foul recoiled against county, where is a harbour for thips him, for those very schemes he had but little frequented. The town is aided him in esecuting
but indifferently built; yet it still has He was driven from France, by a garrison, in an old decayed castle, hearing of d'Ollifont's arrival there, for the security of the county. The and crofled over to England, torn inhabitants say it was built by king with remorse, and haiated by a Edward I. but he only repaired the guilty confcience. He was often fortification, and added fome other fempted, in defiance of the oath he works. It is fuppofed to have been hadiaken, to impeach his late master; formerly a Roinan town, from the but the doubt how such an aci uf.a- great number of coins and other an. tion might be received from him, tiquities which have been found here. against one who was every day. Near the castle at Harlech, #2 growing more popular in Paris, pre-dug up, in a garden, in the year vented this act of justice. He refided | 1642, a golden torques, or chain of in England some years, as servant to gold ; or, rather, three or four bars a private gentleman; but was again jointly twisted, in the form of a haineceflitated to fly, on being inform- | band, and about four feet long. ed that d'Ollitont was there likewise; Iu the vear 1694 an extraordinadreading the power and inclination (ry phænomenon happened in this he had to rid the world of one who part of the country, which was not was privy to so many of his crimes. only seen but fatally experienced.
- He, therefore, made the best of A livid fire coming off from the scu his way back to France, and from annoyed the inhabitants for above thence foon returned to Italy, where eight months, burning, in its prohe made him it known to his rela. gress, several har-ricks, houte tions, and claimed their pity ; find. | baros, &c, and so infccted the air ing his health rotally dedined, and and grass, that it occafioned it mor his mind loaded with horror, anxiety, tality among all sorts of cattle. It and bitter remorse.
crofled a bay of the sea from Car• To this purport was the paper narvonshire, eight or nine mile which the baron now delivered to broad, in stormy as well as calon Alfred Maferini :- it was a precious nights, and proceeded constantly to gift ; for it would moft likely tend, and from the fame place, but ottenwith correspondent evidence, to sub- er in the winter than in the followdue the inveterate and malicious foe ing summer : and what damage it