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compense you by any earthly riches: visited ; and his description of it is the more, however, shall we supplicate given con amore. Its site indeed must God daily that your dominion may be be magnificent. Advancing from Monincreased, and that he would subdue telimart, “ over a road which consisted those that hate you under your feet; of the native rock in all its native ine-, and daily may your preaching in Christ quality, we caught sight of the Comtat Jesus be increased; and may God raise Grignan, and the great plain of Avig up among you leaders who fear God, non, into which that district opens in a and who are kind to the poor, endued south-western direction, flanked on the also with knowledge and prudence! east by a colossal Alp, called Mont

We have heard, too, that the people Ventou, on whose long ridge traces of. of your land are beseeching God for us, snow were still visible. In the centre that he would supply and complete of the Comtat, Chateau Grignan is that which is defective and imperfect, easily distinguished by the grandeur of both in our bodies and souls.

its outlines and proportions, and the Respecting Samuel the priest,* who tall, insulated rock on which it stands, is held in honour by us, we received somewhat resembling that on which the letter which he sent by the hand of Windsor Castle is situated, though inJoseph the priest; and we read and un- ferior in size. Its effect is somewhat derstood what was written in it: and heightened by several other smaller very much did we rejoice, with exceed- crags at different distances, which ing great joy, on account of your friend- thrust themselves through the scanty ship for us. And may the Lord, who stratum of soil, each crowned with a both hears prayers and grants petitions, solitary tower, or little fortalice. In the lengther your lives, and increase your feudal days of the Adhemars, ancestors peace!

of the Grignan family, who possessed But we call to mind the adage, “ A the whole of the Comtat, these were glance is enough for the intelligent," probably the peel-houses, or out-posts, and avoid prolixity. Besides, James,t of the old Chateau, in the quarter from the honoured priest, will make known which it would have been most exposed to you all that is going on among us. to attack. The Chateau Race du fort And I, the metropolitan, Mar Diony- was, in all likelihood, also the key of sius, your friend, very cordially salute the mountain glen leading to the hill you; also Abraham the priest, our obe which we were descending, and formed dient servant, and all the deacons, and the line of communication with Montechildren that are in the school. All the limart, which was formerly included in priests, moreover, and deacons, and the the family territory. The records on whole congregation of Christians who this subject trace the foundation of the are in all the churches in Malabar, sa- lordship of Grignan up to the days of lute you. May grace be with you all : Charlemagne, who is said to have évén 'so. Amen!

created Adhemar, one of his paladins, Our Father which art in heaven, &c. duke of Genoa, as a reward for having Remain firm in the power of Jesus! re-conquered Corsica from the SaraIn the year of our Lord 1821. cens. . Adhemar, having fallen in a se

On the third of the month Ranun the cond expedition against the same enefirst, Friday

my, his children divided his possesFrom the school of Cotym.

sions: the elder remaining duke of Ge(Signed) MAR DIONYSIUS, noa, another possessing the towns of St. Métropolitan of Malabar. Paul de Trois Chateaux et Mondragon;

and a third, the sovereignty of Orange.

A fourth possessed the town of Monteil, The Chateau Grignan. called after him Monteil Adhemar, or (From Flughes's Itinerary of Provence and the Montelimart; and, in 1160, the em

Rhone.)
The Chateau Grignan impressed Mr. peror, Frederic I. granted to Gerard

Adhemar de Monteil, his descendant
Hughes more than any spot which he and heir, the investiture of Grignan,

kley. Professor Luc. t Rev. James Hough. with many sovereign rights, such as

that of coining money. It was to this town of Grignan, who played the part noble family that the Count de Grignan, of Cicerone over the castle, was fit to whose third wife was the daughter of belong to the spot. Madame de Sevigne, traced his blood 6 Voila le jardin,' said our guide, and inheritance in a direct line. c'etoit la ou il y avoit de ces belles

166 As we reached the level of the figues, ces beaux melons, ce delicieux plain, and approached the castle, its Muscat dont Madame parle. The fine commanding height and structure seem- trees, which marked the limits of the ed completely to justify Mad. de S.'s garden, have all been cut down and expression to her daughter, Yotre cha- burnt, with the exception of a row of tcau vraiment royal. Few subjects old elms on the western side, forming certainly ever had such a residence as part of the avenue which flanked the this; which, though reduced to a mere mail, or ball-aHey, a constant appendshell by the ravages of the revolution, age in days of old to the seats of French still seems to bespeak the hospitable and noblemen. The turf of the mail is even chivalrous character of its former pos- and soft still

, and the wall on both sides sessor. It rises from a terrace of more tolerably perfect. And now, Mesa than a hundred feet in height, partly siềurs," said mine host, you may tell coniposed of masonry, and partly of your countrymen, that you have walked (the solid rock. The town of Grignan, in the actual' steps of the Marquise. piled tier above tier, occupies a con: C'est ici qu'elle jouoit au mail avec siderable declivity at the foot of this cette parfaite grace--et M. le Comte terrace, and communicates with the aussi-ah! c'étoit un plaisir de les castle by a road which winds round the voir.' We hardly knew whether to ascent, and terminates in a massy gate, laugh at, or be interested by the comiway."

cal Quixotism of this man, who, I verily One of the towers of the church of believe, had, by dint of residence on the Grignan appears to form a projecting spot, and thumbing constantly a dirty part of the terrace of the Chateau.' A old edition of Madame's letters, worked moveable stone affords an entrance to himself up to the notion that he had the leads of the church; and from the witnessed the scenes which he describinterior is a communication with a gal- ed. We were induced, in the course of lery in the castle, in which the family our walk, to inquire somewhat into his eould hear mass, as in a private ora- own history, which appeared rather a tory, without being seen. The ruffian melancholy one, though common enough mob, during the revolution, did much in the times through which he had lived. injury here. They deprived the statue About a week after the pillage and deof the founder of its head; and, doubt struction of Chateau Grignan, he was less, would have violated the cemetry denounced as a royalist, and immured of the Grignan family, had it not been in the prison of Orange, in company for the precautionary measure adopted with several gentlemen of the neighby some of the adherents of the castle, bourhood, acquaintances of his master. who changed the position of a flat stone By means of a friend in the town, (for which marked the entrance of the they were not all devils at Orange, as vault. This has since been restored to he emphatically assured us,) he was its original site. The simplicity of the enabled to procure a few common neinscription which it bears is remarka- cessaries, to improve the scanty prison ble. « Cy git Marie de Rabutin Chau- allowance of some of the more infirm; tal, Marquise de Sevigne :" the date of but his charitable labour soon ceased, her death, April xiv. 1696, is annexed. for all were successively despatched by The castle itself was pillaged, and then the guillotine in a short space of time. set on fire by the revolutionists; but in the course of three months, 378 perthe strength of the walls was such that sons perished by decree of the miscreants they are still perfect, and might be ren- composing the revolutionary tribunal dered habitable at a comparatively at Orange, whose names were Fausmall expense.

vette, Fonrosac, Meilleraye, BoisjaMine host of the Garter," in the velle, Viotte, and Benoit Carat, the

lui.'»

greffier. One of their first victims was maitre! ce beau, ce grand chateau! ah, an aged nun of the Simiane family, j'ai tout perdu ! One bright moment, canoness of the convent of Bollene, ac- however, as he exultingly remarked, cused of being a counter-revolutionist; occurred during his compulsory service so lame and infirm, that her execution- in the army; for it so chanced that he ers were forced to carry her to the scaf- was one of the guard on duty during fold. Madame d'Ozanne, Marquise de the execution of his former oppressor, Torignan, aged ninety-one, and her Fauvette. Moi a mon tour je Paco grand-daughter, a lovely young woman compagnois a cet echafaud ou il m'auof twenty-two, perished in the same roit envoye ; il avoit la mine triste, un massacre. The personal beauty of the fleur de jasmin a la bouche; ma foi, ca latter, which was much celebrated in the ne sentoit pas bon pour neighbourhood, had interested one of the brigands of Orange in her fate, who From Lights and Shadows of Scottish Life. promised to exert his influence with the

Consumption. council of five; to save the life of the THE moss-roses are still clustered in grand-mother, on condition of receiving their undecaying splendour above the the hand of Mademoiselle d'Ozanne porch of Calder cottage; the bees are The poor girl overcame her horror murmuring in their joy round the hive and reluctance for the sake of her aged on its green sward, rich with its white relative, and promised to marry this and purple clover; the turtle doves are man on condition of his success in the cooing on the roof, with płunrage brightpromised application. The life, how- ening in the sunshine; while over all is ever, of so formidable a conspirator as shed a dim and tender shadow from the a superannuated and dying woman, embowering sycamore, beneath whose was too great a favour to be granted shelter was built, many long years ago, even to a friend; and the only boon the little humble edifice. In its low which he could obtain was the promise simplicity it might be the dwelling of of Mademoiselle d'Ozanne's life, in con- the

poor ; but the heart feels something. sideration of her becomiog his wife. in its quiet loveliness, that breathes of "Eh bien! il faut mourir ensemble ;' the spirit of cultivated life. A finer chawas her answer without a moment's raeter of beauty pervades the still ses deliberation, and next day, accordingly, clusion, than the hand of labour ever both the relatives perished on the same shed over its dwelling in the gratitude scaffold. Poor Peyrol himself, after of its Sabbath-hours; all around seems expecting the fatal Allors for many a ministering to the joy, and not to the morning, was at length relieved from necessities of existence; and as the eye his apprehensions by the fall of Robes- dwells on the gorgeous ornaments which pierre, and obtained bis release, on sun, and air, and dew have showered in condition of serving in the army.- profusion over the blooming walls, the After fighting for four years, with a mind cannot but think of some delicate cordial detestation of the cause in which and gentle spirit retired from the world he was engaged, he was disabled for it had adorned, and enjoying in the the time by a severe wound, and ob- twilight of life the sweetness and seretained leave to return to Grignan, nity of nature. where he settled in the little inn; but Such were its inmates a few short the most severe blow of all was yet in months ago. The sound of music was store for him; for his wife died not heard far down the romantic banks of long after, leaving him with five chil- the Calder, when, in the silence of evendren. * Ainsi vous voyez, Monsieur, ing, the harp was touched within these que j'ai connu le malheur. Au reste, humble walls, or there arose a mingled Mons. de Muy m'a donne la clef de ce voice as of spirits hymning through the chateau, et cela me vaut quelque chose; woods. But the strings of the harp are car il y a du monde qui viennent quel- now silent, and the young lips that sung quefois le voir.' Then, relapsing into those heavenly anthems are covered his habitual strain of complaint, he with the dust. ended with, 'Oh mon pauvre cher The lady who lived there in her wjør dowhood was sprung of gentle blood; Her three daughters, although their and none who had but for a moment health had always been delicate, were looked on her pale countenance, and her well, cheerful, and happy; but some figure majestic even under the burden said, that whenever they were met of pain, could ever again forget that walking alone, a solemn, if not a mournimage, at once so solemn and so beay- ful expression was on their countenantiful. Although no deep lines disturbed ces; and whether it was so or not, they the meek expression of that fading face, certainly shunned society rather than and something that almost seemed a sought it, and seldom partook of the insmile still shone over her placid fea- nocent amusements natural to youth, tures, yet had that lady undergone in and to which youth lends so much grace her day hardships, and troubles, and and attraction. No one ever saw any of calamities that might have broken the them unamiable, or averse from the heart, and laid low the head of manhood gladness of others; but a shade of sadin its sternest pride. She had been with ness was now perceptible over all their her husband in famine, battle, and ship- demeanour, and they seemed bound towreck. When his mortal wound came, gether by some tie even more strict than she sat by his bedside-her hand closed that of sisterly affection. The truth his

eyes and wrought his shroudmand that they felt God had given them she was able to gaze with a steadfast but a short life, and that when the bier eye on all the troops marching with re- of one was carried into the church-yard, tersed arms, and with slow step, to me- that of the other would not be long of lancholy music, when the whole army following it to the place of rest. was drawn up at his funeral on the field Their mother died first, and her death of battle. Perhaps, then, she wished to had been long foreseen by them; for die. But two children were at her knees, they, who spoke together of their own and another at her bosom; and on her deaths, were not likely to deceive themreturn to her native country, she found selves with respect to that of one so heart to walk through the very scenes dear to them all. She was ready and where she had been most blessed, be- willing to die, but tears were on her fore these infants were born, and to cheek only a few hours before her delive in the very dwelling to which he cease, for the sake of her three daughwho was now buried had brought her a ters, left to themselves, and to drop young and happy bride. Such had been away, as she well knew, one after the his last request--and seventeen years other, in that fatal disease which they of resignation and peace had now pass- inherited from their father. Her death ed over the head of the widow-whose was peaceful--almost happy-but, resoul was with her husband at morning signed as she was, it could not but be and at evening prayers, during hours of afllicting to her parting spirit to see the day when there were many present, those three beautiful spectres gliding and during hours of the night when round her bedside, with countenances there were none but the eye of God to and persons that plainly told they were witness her uncomplaining melancholy. fast hastening on to the tomb. Her grief was calm, but it was constant The funeral of the mother was conit repined not, but it wasted away- ducted as it deserved to be-for humble and though all called her happy, all as she was in heart, yet she had been knew that her life was frail, and that highly born; and many attended her one so sad and sorrowful even in her body to the grave, who had almost happiness, was not destined by God for forgotten her when alive in her simple old age. Yet for her none felt pity-a retirement. But these were worldly higher feeling arose in every heart from mourners, who laid aside their sorrow the resignation so perfectly expressed with their suits of sable-many who in every motion, look, and tone-and had no right to walk near her coffin, beautiful as she was on earth, there felt they had a right to weep over her came across the souls of all who beheld grave, and for many Sabbaths after her her, a thought of one yet more beautiful burial, groups collected beside the in heaven

was,

mound, and while many of them could

hot but weep, none left it without a sigh faction to know that God was to call and a blessing. When her three daugh- them away from their mortal being unters, after the intermission of a few Sab- severed; and that while they all three baths, were again seen walking, arm in knelt in prayer, it was not for the sake arm, into the church, and taking their of one only who was to leave the surseats in their own pew, the whole con- vivors in tears, but for themselves that gregation may be said to have regarded they were mutually beseeching God, the orphans with a compassion, which that he would be pleased to smooth the was heightened into an emotion at patli by which they were walking hand once overcoming and consoling, when in hand to the grave. When the sun it was visible to all who looked upon shone they still continued to wander them, that ere long they would be lying along the shaded banks of their beside by side near their mother's grave. loved Calder, and admire its quiet

After her death, the three orphans junction with the wide-flowing Clyde. were seldomer seen than before; and, They did not neglect their flower-garpale as their sweet faces had seemed den, although they well knew that their when they used to dress in white, they eyes were not to be gladdened by the seemed even paler now contrasted with blossoms of another spring. They their black mourning garments. They strewed; as before, crumbs for the small received the visits of their few dear birds that had built their nests among friends with warmest gratitude, and the roses and honey-suckles on the wall those of ordinary condolement, with a of their coitage. They kept the weeds placid content; they did not appear from overgrowing the walks that were wearied of this world, but resigned to soon to be trodden by their feet no leave it; smiles and the pressure of af-more; and they did not turn their eyes fectionate hands were still dear to away from the shooting flowers which them; and, if they kept themselves they knew took another spring to bring apart from society, it was not because them to maturity, and would be disclosa they could not sympathize with its hila- ing their fragrant beauty in the sunshine rity, its amusements, and its mirth, but that shone on their own graves. Nor because they were warned by feelings did their higher cares lose any

of the close upon their brain and heart, that interest or the charm which they had they were doomed soon to lay their possessed during their years of health heads down into the dust. Some visi- and hope. The old people whom their ters, on first entering their parlour, in charity supported were received with which every thing was still as elegantly as kind smiles as ever, when they came and gracefully arranged as ever, won- to receive their weekly dole. The childered why the fair sisters should so sel. dren whom they clothed and sent to dom be seen out of their own dwelling; school met with the same sweet voices but no one, even the most thoughtless as before, when on the Saturday evenand unfeeling, ever left them without ings they visited the ladies of Calder far different thoughts, or without a sor- cottage; and the innocent mirth of all rowful conviction that they were pass- about the house, the garden, the fields, ing, in perfect resignation, the remain- or the adjacent huts, seemed to be pleader of their life, which, in their own sant to their ears, when stealing unexhearts, they knew to be small. So, pectedly upon them from happy persons week after week, visits of idle ceremony engrossed with their own joys, and unwere discontinued; and none aware that the sound of their pastimes came to Calder cottage except those had reached those whose own earthly who had been dear to their dead mo- enjoyments were so near a close. ther, and were dear, even for that rea- These were the last lingering shason, had there been no other, to the dy- dows, and sounds, and odours of life; ing orphans.

and the time had not yet come upon They sat in their beauty within the either of these orphans when they shadow of death. But happiness was could not be enjoyed. But they had not therefore excluded from Calder other comforts; and if it had been ever cottage. It was even a sublime satis- most delightful to them to read and Vol. VII.

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