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years, from 1798. to 1803, in the A country life lost all its charms enjoyment of rural pleasures; and for Wieland after the decease of his, here he was yisited by the amiable faithful wife; he therefore, in 1803, Sophie Brentano, the grand-daugh- disposed of the estate of Osmannter of his juvenile friend, Sophie städt to the present proprietor, M. von Laroche. With a prepossess- Kühne, from Hamburg, and reing person, she united the greatest turned to Weimar; where the two diversity of talents and the highest courts by which be had been confeminine delicacy; a soft- melan- stantly patronized, as well as the choly, which sometimes clouded circle of his friends, received him, hereye, and doubtless originated in as usual, with respect andafection. theconstitution of her heart, tended The Duchess Amelia prepared for to bind all around still more firm him a new and agreeable summer ly to this accomplished creature. retreat at her charming residence Cheerfully quitting the bustle of at Tiefurth, where he, with Einthe great world, she felt the bene- siedel and Fernow, formed the ficial influence of the seclusion and more immediate literary society of tranquillity of Osmanostädt, the thai excellent princess. society of the venerable Wieland, Amidst these enjoyments, the and his family assembled round him place of tranquil repose at Osmannin patriarchal simplicity. Soon, städt was not forgotten. The dehowever, she fell sick, and, in spite sign which Wieland had long enof the most assiduous attentions tertained of separating that part and the best medical aid, she ex- of the garden with the graves from pired September 20, 1800. Wie- the rest of the property, which was land, who had loved her as bis own liable to a frequent change of ownchild, prepared 'for her, thus pre. ers, was accomplished in 1804, maturely snatched from him, a re- through the interference of a friend, pository in the little grove at the and with the greater facility, as the lower end of his garden.
present respected possessor co-ope. It was not long before he was rated the most willingly in this ardestined by Providence to endure rangement. That part of thegaranother severe trial. On the 9th den which was deemed requisite, of November, 1801, he lost his wife, was ceded with all the usual legal who belonged to a noble family of formalities to the friend alluded to Augsburg, named Hillenbrandt. above, and by him conveyed to the The faithful partner of his life, family of Brentano, of Frankfurt the tender mother of his children, on the Mayn, to which it now inwas laid beside his departed friend, alienably belongs. At the same and added to the mournful sanctity time, the idea of erecting a monuof the spot, Wieland determined ment on the spot was first suggestthat his remains also should once ed, in order to mark the site of all repose together with those of the three graves; for Wieland again two objects of his love; often did positively declared, that, after bis he repair to their graves, and sat earthly pilgrimage, as he termed lost in contemplation on a turf-seat it, his remains also should there rewhich is yet carefully preseryed. pose. A younger friend and ad. mirer of the poet, to whom the , ed with a circular garland of newpreparation of the design was com- blown roses; and underneath, the mitted, proposed a triangular py- inscription : -"Sophie Brentano, ramid; to be placed in such a man-born 15th August, 1776; died 20th per that the inscription and emblem September, 1800.” On the second on each side should indicate the are two hands conjoined, as the exgrave which lay in that direction.pressive symbol of union and fideThis design was approved, and the lity, encompassed with a wreath of execution of it, in Seeberg stone, oak-leaves, and this inscription: was entrusted to M. Weisser, sculp- -“Anna Dorothea Wieland (born tor to the court of Weimar. 'The Hillenbrandt), born 8th July, 1746; military operations of 1806 deferred died 9th November, 1801.” On the the completion of this monument; third is seen the winged lyre of the but on the return of peace, it was poet, surrounded by the star of speedily finished. Wieland him- immortality, and beneath is inscribself, in December 1806, furnished ed:-"Christoph. Martin Wieland, a distich for this monument, to the born 5th September, 1733; died following effect:
20th January, 1813." “ Love and friendship in life united their kịn
M. Facius, the eminent engraver dred souls;
of Weimar, is at present engaged This one social stone now covers their re- upon a medal in commemoration of
the deceased. On the obverse, is This inscription was engraved a profile of Wieland, which is an on the pyramid, and seems to unite excellent likeness; and on the rethe three distinct sides into an har- || verse, is the emblem of the lyre monic whole. In 1807, this simple, sculptured on his monument, with but appropriatelittle monument was this motto above:-“To the imerected in the garden at Osmann- mortal poet.” Below is a female städt; and it has now, through Wie- head between butterflies' wings, land's death, attained its final des- from which springs
from which springs a rose-branch tination.
on one side and Oberon's lily on On one side appears a butterfly, the other. the emblem of Psyche, surround
THE BESPOKEN WIFE. A MERCHANT who had removed, punctuality and probity he was from England, and settled in one well acquainted. Being a stranger of our West India Islands, where to every other style than that of he acquired a considerable fortune, commerce, he wrote his friend a could not be satisfied unless he had letter, in which, after dispatching a wife to share his success with him. his other business, he proceeded to As he could not meet with a person the subject of his intended marto suit him in the island, he deter- | riage, in these terms :— Item, As mined to write to one of his corre- I have formed the resolution to spondents in London, with whose marry, and cannot here find a suitable match, do not fail to send me, of goods for the merchant. She by the first ship bound to this place, was provided with certificates, ena young woman of the following dorsed in the manner and form diqualities and figure, viz. As to for- rected by the correspondent. She tune, I expect none with her; let was included in the invoice in these her be of a respectable family; terms :—Item, One young woman from 20 to 25 years of age; of aged 21, of the quality, figure, middle size and well proportioned; and condition as per order ; as apof a pleasing countenance, mild pears by the attestations which she disposition, and unsullied reputa- will produce.” Before the departion; cujoying good health, and a ture of the lady, the correspondent constitution sufficiently strong to dispatched letters of advice by bear the change of climate, that I other vessels, to inform his friend, may not be obliged, by her sudden that he might expect, by such and loss, to seek another, which must such a ship, a young woman anbe guarded against as much as pos- swering to the terms of his applisible, on account of the great dis- cation. The letters, the goods, and tance and the dangers of the sea. the lady all safely reached the place If she arrives according to the above of their destination. When the order, with this letter endorsed by vessel arrived, the American was you, or at least a well attested in waiting: a buxom damsel stepcopy, for fear of mistake or decep- ped on shore, and liearing his name tion, I promise to honour the bill; mentioned, thus addressed him :and to marry the bearer fifteen “ I have a bill of exchange upon days after sight.”
you, sir, and hope that you will The London correspondent read honour it.” With these words she again and again this extraordinary | handed to him the letter of the corarticle, in which his friend bespoke respondent, on which was endorsed a wife in the same terms as he to this effect:--The bearer is the would give orders for a bale of wife you have ordered me to send you. goods. He admired the prudent -“Madam,” replied the merchant, precision and laconic accuracy of “ I never yet suffered my bills to this American, and resolved to suit be protested, and I assure you I him if he could. After some search, shall not begin with this. I shall he conceived that he had found consider myself as the most fortusuch a person as he wanted in a pate of men if you will allow me young lady. of amiable character, to pay it." This first interview was but without fortune, who accepted soon followed by the wedding, and the proposal. She embarked in a the match was one of the happiest ship which carried out a quantity in the colony.
By Augustus von KOTZEBUE, THERE once lived in France anfound it impossible to keep any old bachelor, whose ayarice was domestic in his service, for be not equalled only by his wealth. He only required unimpeachable integrity, but likeivise the unusual fa- “ Null and void !”, repeated the culty of fasting. In return, he other. My uncle had but one promised to provide for them, but eye, consequently you could not nobody knew how. Allured by these | close his eyes." In vain the serexpectations, many servants out of | vant remonstrated, that, by this ex place applied forthe situation; but, || pression, the deceased had only unable to endure the privations to meant to signify his death, and which they were subjected, one therefore he designed the legacy after the other soon quitted him for the person who should continue again.
with him till his death. The neThe miser at length found that phew, on the other hand, maintainhe should be obliged to wait on ed, that his uncle well knew that he himself, unless he could hit upon had but one eye, and of course only some other method. He made a intended it as a joke, when he made will, by which he promised to the the legacy dependant on a condiserrant who should close his eyes,tion which could not possibly be not only a certain sum in ready fulfilled. money, but also an estate which The affair became the subject of he possessed in the country. No legal discussion, and the whole prosooner was it known that the miser vince interested itself in behalf of would prove so generous after his | the poor servant, who justly gained death, than servants thronged to the cause, though the heirs carried kim from all quarters; and at length their effrontery to such a length-as he met with one, who, in the hope to appeal to the parliament of Paris. of better times, endured hunger The following anecdote, which apd thirst with heroic fortitude. | is likewise true, may serye as a Whether he would long have been counterpart to the preceding :able to sustain so unequal a conflict | Lord F-, an English nobleman, is doubtful, for he was already re- was a bachelor, equally rich and duced to a skeleton, when, fortu- equally avaricious with the onenately for him, at the end of the eyed Frenchman. He lived in the first balf year, the old miser ex- most retired manner in the counpired.
try, and had no other attendant His heirs joyfully hastened to than an old faithful valet, who had take possession of his property, been fifty years in his service, and which was immense. Such, how- in whose arms he at length expired, ever, was their greediness, that they but without taking any notice of grudged the starved servant so con- him in his will. siderable a legacy. . One of the The heir at law, whom the denephews desired to see the will, ceased, when living, would never which was shewn to him; and when admit to his presence, was a poor he came to the words, “ I give and Scotch nobleman, to whom the tabequeath to the servant who shall close | let immediately dispatched a mesmy eyes,” he suddenly exclaimed, senger with the welcome invitation with malicious joy, “ The bequest to take possession of his late master's is null and void !"_“How so, sir?" property. He came with sparkling rejoined the thunderstruck legatee. Il eyes. The old man gave tiin the most correct account of the pro- || till at length be found one of ten duce of the estates of his relative, ll pounds, which he gave to the valet, for whom he had long acted as stew- and discharged hiin. ard, and then delivered to him This honest serrant afterwards £90,000 in Bank-notes, which he died in London in poverty. The had found in the pocket-book of circumstance was related to the ces his deceased master. No personlebrated Linguet, by his physician. knew of this hoard but himself. He made it public, and at the same
The heir, without expressing the time proposed this question : least surprise at the integrity of Which ought to excite the greatest this conduct, examined the pocket- || astonishment, the probity of the book with greedy looks, and merely | valet, or the ingratitude of the exclaimed, “ Is that all ?" At this heir ?-He asserts, and with equal behaviour the tears trickled down || justice, that the Greeks and Rothe cheeks of the honest steward, mans often immortalized names whose name was Furant." You which were much less worthy of shall not go unrewarded,” said the being perpetuated than that of heir, turning over tlie Bank-notes, l Furant.
INTELLIGENCE, LITERARY, SCIENTIFIC, &c. An edition of the Select Writings The Baroness de la Motte Fouof Henry James Pye, Esq. in six vo- qué las published at Berlin, an lumes octavo, is in the press, and energetic Address to the Women of will be published by subscription. Germany, relative to the duties
An additional volume to The which their country expects of Picture of Verdun, will soon be them at this important crisis. She published, under the title of The lays just stress upon their obligaEnglishman at Verdun, or the Pri- tion to, exert their utmost influsoner of Peace. In this volume the ence, not only to excite and keep sufferings of our countrymen in alive the patriotic ardour of their France will be dramatically repre- fathers, their husbands, and their sented; and the author contrasts brothers; but also, by their attenthe loyalty and dignity of the old tion to their language, dress, and government, with the vulgarity, manners, and to the education of insolence, and depravity of the their offspring, to restore, as far as upstart satellites of the new dy- possible, the ancient German nas nasty.
tional character. -" Our native Mount Erin, an Irish tale, in two country,” says the fair writer, “bas volumes 12mo. by Matilda Porter, become strange to us ; the revoluis in the press.
tions of time have so altered, subA new translation of Atala, or tracted from, and added to it, that the Amours of two Savages in the from what is called national chaDesert, by F. A. Chateaubriand,racter, has sprung a something over author of Travels in Greece, &c. which we know not whether to with an English version of the laugh or to weep." songs, may soon be expected. An edition of Wak-field's Lucre