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Woe, to the living thing, whose path
O'er rock and brake he flies.
The ambusli'd hunter lies;
And grasps his ready spear:
His i age is mix'd with fear:
In doubt and silence stands,
Against his single brand;
The shout is echo'd hack
Have trae'd the lion's track!
Backward his course he turns;
Bach heart at danger spurns;
Yet, terrible and grim
His bursting eyes grow dim:
W. M. Cowei-c.. CHIVALRY AND TUB PASTORAL.
Bisogna di valor segni piu diiari,
Che por Cod leggiadru la lancia in resla.
Should pass like a dream away,
Were themes for a sprightly lay!
And the Knight was all day on his courser;
Which of the two was the coarser!
For he lived in constant danger;
And the steed rach'd up by the manger!
This Tasso himself has vouched,
Yet the other was often couched!
Under an old yew's shade,
While the lambs, near the old ewes play'd!
But that might a moral teach,
As the bark will have the beach!
I would not resemble him;
Are those on my goblet's brim!
Than the Soldier's, in war's alarms:
Wben he wanted to carry alms!
Farewell! We suffer no loss;
And 'twould pain him to hear of a cross!
E. L. I.
Oil sorrowful conclusion to our hopes,
Duke of Merci/t.' Tue curious traveller who intends visiting the Hifhrands should approach those desolate regions from the neighbourhood of the Scottish metropolis. The scenery is peculiarly grand, and it loses none of its interest by the romantic associations which are connected with it; every spot has its history of wild tumult and hostile disorder; and, now and then, the peasant, if interrogated, will point out places identified with incidents of a more domestic but not less curious nature.
Within the shadow of the first range of the hills which indicate the Highlands a secluded valley is generally shown to strangers. The access to it is somewhat difficult; but the beauty of the place amply repays for the inconvenience which the visiter has to encounter before he enters it. A solemn silence reigns throughout the dell, and the shadow of the neighbouring mountain serves to increase that gloom inseparable from a spot where the silence of nature is seldom disturbed by the bustle and noise of living beings; A stream runs through this retired spot, and just where the trees have attained the greatest density of foliage, the water has spread itself into a miniature lake which, in varying, adds to the beauty of the scene. It is exactly such a spot as the ancient Germans would have appropriated to their gods: the visla, formed by the opening occasioned by the lake and rivulet, casts a kind of Gothic holiness about the place; and those who are unacquainted with the workings of human passion would naturally suppose that, of all places on earth, this would be the last where a deed of darkness could be perpetrated.
In the latter partof the last century, a solitary female was observed, by the neighbouring rustics, to pay a daily visit to this sequestered spot. The place had recently acquired a superstitious notoriety: a year or two before, in the decline of a summer's evening, a