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Lorenzo. Farewell-farewell My lovely bride!

(Drums, &c. without.) Hark how they call! I come! I come !-Thus, weeping, I deposit here Thy mortal frame. This ample sepulchre

(Lays the body in a niche of the vault.) Will guard thy sacred dust. And now away! Where Strife and Murder through the lurid cloud Of battle shed their horrors-welcome Death! Thou bear'st me to Helena,—to my bride;And at thy first call let me die !

SCENE VII.

The Court of the Castle.
Zriny, ALAPI, Parrutowitch, Eva, (with a burning torch.)

Hungarian Soldiers, (with banners, 8c.)
Zriny. For the last time thus I address my friends,
First thank you all for that brave constancy
Wherewith

you

have sustain'd this final conflict.
With cheerful and free heart, I can affirm,
Never was traitor found among my people!
We all fulfill’d our vows-Most have already
Boldly before us trode the path of death,
And wait in Heaven for their victorious brethren.
Not even one heart-(this is my pride and boast)
Beats in the circle here, that would not gladly
Spend his last life-blood for the rightful cause
His Emperor's will-his country—and his faith-
Therefore I thank you—and may Heaven reward you !
Now we have but to die-The enemy's power
That overmatches us an hundred fold
We have repulsed,--and slain their men in thousands !
Death o'er their pride has revell’d-Solyman
Has twenty thousand of his choicest men,
With many a prince, left dead before this fortress
Yet other enemies opposed us here,
That mortal energies may not resist.
They have dug mines even through this rocky steep,
Our castle's walls are shatter'd-fire-brands fierce,
And pitch-balls, spread their devastation round us.
But, fearfullest of all, now hunger wastes
The weary soldiers-scarcely for this day
Could our provisions serve,--and we must die..
For not one heart among us e'er has thought
Of yielding. That all here unite with me,
Full well I know—Therefore away! (Drums, &c. without.)

To death
The voice of battle calls-Or shall the flames
Consume us here—or hunger ?-No, like men
We shall contend with fate and on the foe
Flash from our eyes the fire of dauntless couragem
And for each drop of blood, even to the last,
An enemy's life must compensate. -Away!
Never till laid amid the slain, that he
To death hath sent before him, finds the hero
His bed of rest. Whoe'er as we have done
Maintains his vows, and for his holy faith
And country falls--henceforth in every heart is on
Is cherish'd, and thus-immortality

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Gains even on earth, whence he has fought his way
To realms of everlasting joy.

Officers and Soldiers. Lead on !
Lead on !-We follow thee-We are prepared !

SCENE VIII.

ZRINY, &c. (as before.) LORENZO enters.
Zriny. Where is Helena now?

Lorenzo. At home-in Heaven !-
With angels, twining everlasting wreaths
To crown us. But let her not wait too long-
These were her last words. The death-angel now
Has join'd our hands. On-on! Keep me not from her!

Zriny. (To Evu.). Now, dearest wife-our parting kiss--But say,
How wilt thou perish ?

Eva. There upon the rampart,
I watch the combat--and may Heaven inspire
Strength to fulfil my purpose !

Zriny. What if you
Behold your friends o'erpower'd and slain?

Eva. This torch
Then flies into the powder magazine.
In ruins only shall our Sigeth yield.

Zriny. Die then, heroic woman-death to thee
Is everlasting joy!

( Tumult without.)
Hear how the storm
Rages already-Welcome, death! I know
Thy summons. Here, Lorenzo, take this banner-
Your bride awaits you—therefore lead the way—
I follow next-then you ( to Paprut.) and you, Alapi, –
How !-tears, old friend?

Alapi. Nay, they are tears of joy,
A death so noble with such friends to die.
Never to loftier fame had I aspired !

Lorenzo. (Spreading the banner.)
The banner waves!

Zriny. Now shall our eagles conquer-
Farewell, oh world! Farewell! (to Eva.)
Farewell! (to Alapi and Paprut.)

Once more
Give me your hands ! Now, trumpets, sound a triumph!-

(Trumpets sound.
On-on! We meet again-Death-death is now
The battle cry—Death for our faith and country!

All. Death-Death-for Heaven and for our native land !-
We follow thee!

(Ereunt.

The ninth and last scene changes to his officers--A desperate conflict. Eva a part of the old castle already in flames. appears with the burning torch on the In the back ground, the new castle, rampart. Lorenzo falls first-Zriny with the draw-bridge up--- Trumpets, steps over his body-and vehemently drums, and shouts of the Turkish army continues the fight. At, length he in their new attack. The draw-bridge falls also. Eva then flings the torch. is let down-two shots are fired from A frightfulexplosion. The new castle is the gate, and through the smoke the blown into fragments, and the curtain Hungarians make their appearance abruptly falls. Lorenzó comes first-then Zriny and

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LORD CARBERY'S LETTER ON THE LATE CORK COUNTY MEETING.

We have just received, from an Irish tains, and the picture it draws of the agent, a little pamphlet,* on a local present feeling of Ireland upon vital subject, by Lord Carbery, one of the questions. We have here, from the few resident noblemen of Ireland. It highest testimony—a resident nobleis a letter, written to a gentleman of man, who has taken an active share in the county of Cork, respecting a meet- every thing regarding the interests of ing of that great county to address the the part of Ireland which he inhabits King. We received it so late in the -a nobleman of enlightened mind and month, that we have room but for few sound principles, who has every opprefatory observations; and shall only portunity of knowing the feelings of premise to our extracts, that, in con- his countrymen, and of rightly appresequence of a requisition, signed by a ciating them,-an assurance that the vast number of the nobles and gentry agents of revolution have no chance of of Cork, (though we learn from the succeeding in Ireland ; while a paltry pamphlet, that it was hastily got up, scribbler in the last Edinburgh Review, and without the due co-operation of who knows nothing of the country, many who would have supported it,) but through the second-hand medium a meeting was convened by the High of books of no authority whatever, Sheriff, at which, after some opposi- gives us as his opinion, that Ireland tion too contemptible for notice, a would not be tenable without the aployal address was carried by an im- plication of the firelock to the breasts mense majority. A counter meeting of its inhabitants. To whom greater was subsequently held, consisting of credit is due, we need hardly say. The the lowest rabble of the city, and some behaviour of Ireland, during the late half dozen unfortunate gentlemen fish- agitations in this island, affords ining for dirty popularity, where they deed a strong contrast to its former passed a counter address, which they turbulence. În spite of every effort of styled the address of the nobility, gen- sedition, the voice of loyalty burst try, clergy, and freeholders of the from almost every quarter of the councounty, though hardly ten gentry or try, drowning the wretched cry of disforty freeholders were present, and not affection wherever it was attempted to one noble or clergyman at all. This be raised. Such we trust will be the veracious document is under the pa- future character of Ireland ; and we tronage of that enlightened gentleman hope that the honourable sentiments, Mr W. Becher, member for Mallow, so eloquently put forth by Lord Carwho attended the county meeting, and bery, will actuate the conduct of those cut as admirable a figure there, in to whom that country looks for guidopposing the loyal address, as he does ance and information. in Parliament, when his superiors “In ordinary times it may, perhaps, allow him to open his mouth and op- be enough for men to rest in the pripose Ministers. His speech in the vate exercise of their own duties, and county court of Cork, like those in St to content themselves with setting a Stephen’s, literally, we are informed, good example to those around them;

Snapt in the middle, such an example may have a sufficientLike Hudibras' tale of the bear and the ly powerful effect, when no effort is fiddle.t

making, or no arts are employed to But as our readers will hardly feel counteract it. But in the times we much interested in the local politics of live, the case is far otherwise ; it is Cork, and as we confess we are not not enough that each of us, at our firevery deeply read in them, we need not side, in the little circle of our friends, enlarge on this subject. We notice when we open the public prints of the the pamphlet, to express our heart-felt day, and see horrid blasphemy in one satisfaction at the sentiments it con- column, and rank sedition in another ;

* A Letter from Lord Carbery to Thomas Newenham, of Coolmore, Esq. on the subject of the late County Meeting. Cork ; Edwards and Savage. 1821. pp. 20.

+ Horæ Scandicæ, No. II.

it is not then, I say, enough that we paroxysm of momentary phrenzy? By reprobate such abominable doctrines, no means; it was foreseen and predictwhile, in every little village and ale- ed, aye, half a century before it took house, the insidious poison is infusing place ! It had its origin in the impious itself into the minds of our tenants and writings of the French wits and talentneighbours, through the columns of ed men, who abused those gifts which some Radical newspaper, or the cheap- their maker had bestowed upon them, ened pages of those impious tracts railed at a religion that would curb which are circulated by desperate and their vices, ridiculed and denied the designing men, for the most iniquitous divine precepts of the Gospel, attemptpurposes. It may perhaps be said, that ing to supply its place with their own this is the duty of the ministers of re- flimsy presumptuous systems; they ligion, (and here let me say, when I courted the patronage of the great by speak of religion, I mean the Christian the corrupt doctrines of a compromireligion generally, under all its forms sing morality, that administered to, of worship,) and that the laity have no rather than restrained their vices, and concern in it. I am ready to acknow- easily obtained votaries among the ledge, that the clergy of all denomina- lower orders by the palliation of crime, tions in Ireland are vigilant pastors, and in time utterly destroyed every that they generally fulfil their duty principle of religion and morality with zeal and activity; but I am con

founded on divine revelation. They fident there is not one of them who pulled down the Cross, and their diswould not be most grateful for any as- ciples erected the Guillotine. sistance that we could lend, either by « We should not rest ourselves in our precepts or our example.

the consolation that none of those dia. “These are times of universal and se bolical doctrines have yet found their vere distress, aggravated in this coun way to our shores,--that neither. sedity by local circumstances—failure of tion nor infidelity exist in Ireland. It bank's* and redundant population. The is high time for us to be upon our scarcity of money has thrown thousands guard, when they have appeared in out of employment; poverty and want England—“proximusardet Ucalegon;" make a fine preparation for the seeds and when men whose rank, education, of Revolution ; and, if morality and talents, and, I trust, religious princireligion are not active in pulling up ples, in reality and sincerity abhor every germ of it as it appears, it will them, have, at the hazard of every soon strike its roots so deep, and spread thing that is dear to man, here and so fast, that it will smother every whole- hereafter, countenanced and protected some plant, and in a short time con their wicked authors, for the paltry vert the fruitful field into a barren wil- purpose of promoting their own poliderness.

tical aggrandizement. We are now, “ The revolutionary spirit is abroad since the Union, more than ever an on the earth ; our own empire is almost integral part of the British empire, the only one remaining in Europe, that and are as well entitled, and as much has altogether escaped its bloody fury; called upon to address the Throne on and, in my conscience, I believe that subjects of imperial concern, no matter it is in a great measure owing to the in which country they occur, as Degeneral influence of religion over our vonshire or Yorkshire. people, that, under God's providence, “ It is moreover essential, that these it has hitherto escaped ; and that, if revolutionary gentry should know, that ever we suffer their minds to be con- they are to expect no proselytes in this taminated by those detestable doctrines country,--that we are a loyal, peacewhich the demons of discord are en- able, and religious people, and that deavouring to propagate, the bloody the doctrines of Voltaire or Rousseau, tragedy that was acted in France will of Mirabeau or Condorcet, of Paine or be repeated here. In what did the Hunt, of Wooller or Carlisle, will find French revolution originate ? was it no disciples amongst us. the work of an hour, or a year, or the “ I feel as much as any man for the

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# Since last May, every bank south of Dublin, with the exception of four, has failed ; great commercial distress has in consequence been felt in Ireland, and the deficiency of the revenue of that country is mainly attributable to that circumstance.

distresses of my country; and as I can- productive of so many unhappy consenot boast that I am myself exempt from quences to Ireland, as the non-residence their pressure, it is only a fellow-feel- of her nobility and gentry. Deprived ing; but how slight are they, in com of the guidance of their natural leaders, parison of all those calamities which and left to the management of agents sedition and infidelity would bring in and underlings, by whom they were their train! When man is once divested often oppressed, and whom they almost of all the principles of religion and mo- always despised, the moral culture of rality, he becomes the greatest monster her people has been for the most part in the creation. Quid leges sine mori- utterly neglected; but we trust that bus vanæ proficiunt, there is no longer a better order of things is gradually any controul over his lusts, his ambi- arising—that the diffusion of education, or his avarice, he is the slave of tion will be attended by its usual his passions, the enemy and destroyer blessings,-that it will fill the country of peace, virtue, and social order. Can with a population more harmonized to we then be too strong in our reproba- that of the sister island, and more ametion of those who would bring such nable to the laws,- and that the lords calamities upon us ? Can we be too of the land, no longer terrified by turvigilant in guarding against their ap- bulence, or disgusted by ignorance, of proaches ? If we once suffer them to both which they by their neglect have get footing among us, may be then been in a great measure the cause, will too late to oppose them.” P. 9–13. consult their own interest, and that of

Nothing will tend to keep off the the country, by living among their peounhallowed invasion of those messen- ple, cheering them by the diffusion of gers of evil, so much as the presence of their wealth, and directing them by such men as Lord Carbery among their the example of their loyalty. tenantry. No circumstance has been

STATE AND PROSPECTS OF THE WHIGS.

It is long since the whigs have made rate did their case appear, that a geso keen a struggle for power as that neral belief had gone abroad that some of which we have lately witnessed the of their most distinguished leaders, ardour, and already seen, we believe, yielding to the claim of their declining the termination. The motive to this years, had determined to withdraw unwonted alacrity is obvious. The from an arena which had been to them casual excitement and delusion of only a scene of disappointment. The those whom the Opposition find it labouring oar had been grasped by convenient to denominate “ the peo- the ruder hands of a few radical ple," was the sole and most question- champions-and the public gaze had able occasion of all this factious for some time been fixed in ineffable bustle--and, so soon as the popular scorn and abhorrence upon

their

profever has passed away, we have no ceedings, to the exclusion of the sudoubt that these great patriots will perseded and forgotten whigs. But sink again into their accustomed slum- suddenly the scene has been changed ber. Nothing, indeed, could have been -and - all the talents,” recovering more drowsy and ineffective than their from their uncongenial stupor, have course of existence for many years. now resolved, it seems, to vindicate Although they continued to retain their high destiny-and to expel from the style and title of a parliamentary that power which is rightfully theirs, opposition, yet, for all useful pur- the weakness and profligacy which poses, they had ceased, in a great mea- have so long usurped it. sure, politically to exist. They were Great undertakings are too often exfeebly heard, indeed, in their occa- posed to much miscalculation and sig. sional and tremulous carpings at the nal miscarriage. Modesty has never measures of administration they said been a charaeteristic ornament of the something despairingly two or three whigs-and it is probable that their times in a session about corruption, deep, instinctive, self-veneration has servitude, and approaching ruin--but been confirmed, rather than corrected, the whole fire and efficacy of their re- by misfortune. A conceited man sistance had vanished, -and so despe becomes more conceited stiil, even

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