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pected obstacle, Alfonso took an affectionate leave stances considered, has scarcely a parallel in the annals of his brother, after he had, in a private interview, of blood since the time of the first fratricide, and for. ed a sum of money upon him, express.d warm affords a striking proof of the degree in which fanagratitude for the spiritual benefit he haud received tical zeal will stifle the tenderest affections of the from his conversation, and warded him to be on his human breast, and stimulate to the perpetration of guard against Malvenda. He proceeded to Augsburg, crimes the most atrocious and unnatural.- From on the road to Italy; but next day, after using various M*Crie's History of the Reformation in Spain. precautions to conceal his route, he returned, along with the man whom he had brought from Rome, and spent the night in a village at a small distance

PRAYER. from Neuburg. Early next morning, being the 27th of March 1516, they came to the house where his

THERE is an eye that never sleeps, brother lodged. Alfonso stood at the gate, while his

Beneath the wing of night; attendant, knocking at the door and announcing that There is an ear that never shuts, he was the bearer of a letter to Juan Diaz from his

When sink the beams of light. brother, was słown up stairs to an apartment. On hearing of a letter from his brother, Juan sprang

There is an arm that never tires, from his bed, hastened to the apartment in an un

When human strength gives way; dress, took the letter from the hand of the bearer, There is a love that never fails, and as it was still dark, went to the window to read it, when the ruffian, stepping softly behind him, de

When earthly loves decay. spatched his unsuspecting victim with one stroke of That eye is fixed on seraph throngs; an axe which he had concealed under his cloak. He That ear is filled with angels' songs; then joined the more guilty inurderer, who now stood

That arm upholds the world on high at the stair-foot to prevent interruption, and ready, If necessary, to give assistance to the assassin whom That love is thrown beyond the sky. he had hired to execute his purpose.

But there's a power that man can wield Alarmed by the noise which the assassin's spurs

When mortal aid is vain ;made on the steps as he descended, the person who slept with Juan Diaz rose hastily, and going into the

That eye, that arm, that love to reach, adjoining apartment beheld, with unutterable feelings,

That listening ear to gain. his friend stretched on the floor and weltering in his blood, with his hands clasped, and the instrument of

That power is prayer, which soars on high, death fixed in his head. The murderers were fled,

And feeds on bliss beyond the sky! and had provided a relay of horses to convey them quickly out of Germany; but the pursuit after them, which commenced as soon as the alarm could be MANNA GATHERED FROM THE GROUND. given, was so hot that they were overtaken at Inspruck, and secured in prison. Otho Henry, Count

BY THE REV. WILLIAM ARNOT, GLASGOW. Palatine of the Rhine and Duke of Bavaria, within whose territories the crime was perpetrated, lost no time in taking the necessary measures for having it

ROOTS OF BITTERNESS. judicially tried. Lawyers were sent from Neuburg with the night-cap of the deceased, the bloody axe, “ Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; the letter of Alfonso, and other documents; but

lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and though the prisoners were arruigned before the crimi

thereby many be defiled."—HEB. xii. 15. nal court at Inspruck, the trial was suspended, through the influence of the cardinals of Trent and Augsburg, Sin, whether in men or among them—whether viewed to whom the frutricide obtined liberty to write at as inherent in the individual, or spread through the the beginning of his imprisonment. When his plea community—sin may well be compared to a root. This for the benefit of clergy was set aside as contrary to analogy does much to point out the nature, and the the laws of Germany, various legal quirks were resorted to; and at last the judges produced an order origin, and the consequences, and the cure, of that one from the emperor, prohibiting them from proceeding evil which offends God and afflicts men. with the trial, and reserving the cuise for the judg The analogy of a root serves to illustrate the ment of his brother Ferdinand, king of the Romans. nature of the evil. Forewarned, forearmed. An acWhen the Protestant princ 8, at the subsequent diet curate knowledge of the danger goes far to constitute of Ratisbon, demanded, first of the emperor and afterwards of his brother, that the murderers should

a defence. The figure directs our thoughts at once be punished, their requests were evaded; and, in the

to the heart as the seat of the affections. “ Out of issue, the murderers were allowed to escape untried the heart proceed evil thoughts," and words, and and with impunity, to the outraging of hunanity and actions. It is not enough that we mark the characjustice, and the disgrace of the Church of Rome, ter of the actions. The deeds that appear to others whose authorities were bound to see that the most

are the fruits; but any one, or any number of these, rigorous scrutiny was made into the horril deed, under the pain of being held res, onsible for it to Heaven

would be comparatively a small matter. It is the and to posterity The liberated fratricide appeared

root that secures continuity, and imparts power. It! openly at Trent, along with his bloody accomplice, is not any fruit, however evil, that is so much to be! without exciting a shudder in the breasts of the holy dreaded, but the hidden, living, spreading root befathers met in council; he was w Icomed back to low, that secures a continued supply. Our care must Rome; and fin lly returned to his native country, not be exclusively directed to the deeds—the fruit where he was admitted to the society of men of rank abore ground—we must seek to reach that hidden and education, who listened to hin, while he coolly related the circumstances of his sanctified crime.

root which grows in the soul unseen, generating acDifferent persons published accounts, agreeing in tual transgression in the life of men. every material point, of a murder which, all circum There are many points in which the analogy holds

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good between a root and the sinful disposition of soul the soul. A parent, by a frown, may prevent his which gives birth to unrighteous action. 1. The root child from beating a companion; but he has not is below ground-unseen. The surface of the field, thereby torn up the root of malice that grows in that when you pass by, may be naked, and clean, and child's breast. In a Christian land, and in a civilized smooth-not a green blade to be seen, far less an society, there are appliances of sufficient power to opening flower, or ripening fruit; yet there may be prevent you from doing some of the more characterisin that field a multitude of thriving, vigorous roots, tic deeds of the old man; but these appliances have that will soon cover and possess its surface with no power to make you put off the old man with his thorns and thistles. So in a church, or a family, or deeds. Oh! wretched man that I am, who shall dea single member of it: though for the time all that liver me? Help, Lord; for vain is the help of man! meets the eye be fair, there may be in the soul Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a within a germ of evil already swelling, and ready to right spirit within me ! burst out into open wickedness. Reader, remember In the text prefixed to this chapter, the root is the danger lies in a heart deceitful above all things, significantly called a root of bitterness. The analogy and desperately wicked. “ What I say unto you, I of a root suggests the existence, and the life, and the say unto all, Watch!” 2. The root not only is, but growth, and the power of a principle, without detergrous. It has a vital self-increasing principle. By mining whether it be good or bad; but the distinits own inherent energy it extends itself. It never guishing characteristic of the root spoken of is “ bitremains stationary. While it lives it grows. There terness.” Everything depends on the nature of the is no way of preventing it from growing larger, but root that is bedded in the soil. Earth, and air, and by taking away its life. :Unless you kill it, you sun, and rain, nourish every plant that grows upon cannot keep it down. So with the sinful disposition the surface of the globe. Trees that bear nutritious in the heart. It is not the existence of the thing food, and trees that bear deadly poison, grow togemerely that we have to dread, but its vitality. It is ther on the same ground. There is a plant called a thing of life. The Scripture (Eph. ii. 2, 3) speaks the Nightshade, which is in some respects like a vine. of men being dead in sins, and yet walking according Like the vine, its branches are slender, and unless to the course of this world. In like manner, though supported, they trail upon the ground. Its bunches the guilty state of the soul be called death, yet it is of fruit, too, are very similar, both in form and co

death that lives and grows. It not only bears fruit lour, to clusters of grapes. Its fruit is a poison. upward, but strikes root downward; and the more From its nature, it gets the name of the Deadly Nightvigorously it shoots its fibres down into the soil, the shade. Now, this plant may grow beside a vineheavier a harvest of wickedness it bears. It is not may cling to the branches of a vine, and intermingle enough to say, that after one sinful deed is over, its clusters of fruit, so that you could scarcely distinthere is a root below which will produce another. guish the one from the other. Nay, more; in such a There is a growing root below, which will produce a case, the roots of the two plants will shoot down into

Begin in time. All experience echos the the same soil—they will cross and intertwine with Scripture injunction: “ Train up a child in the way each other in the earth—they will drink up the same that he should go.” There is a peculiar wisdom in sap at the same place. It would require a very close the resolution, “Lord, thee my God, I'll early seek.” examination to distinguish the fibres that belong to Most of the roots that are killed, are killed when each; yet this root converts the sap into delicious young, and comparatively tender. What is it that food—that into deadly poison. The result does not makes young sinners so fond of putting off their re- depend on air and sun, and moisture and earthpentance? Why are you not willing to repent now? these were all the same in this case. The fruit Is it not just because you find your sinful desires too takes its character from the root. If it be a root of strong to be thwarted ? Ah! fools, and slow of heart bitterness, it turns everything into poison. to believe all that the Scripture—all that experience Such is the distinguishing characteristic of a sinful hath said! Will these desires be weaker after you affection. Our living souls are the seat of many have given them another year to grow? Now is the thoughts and emotions — they constitute the soil time to crucify the flesh. 3. Though you may be which nourishes many roots. Some roots grow there able to destroy the fruit, and cut down the branches, bearing sweet fruit to the glory of God and the good the root may be beyond your reach. Though the of men; but they are “ the planting of the Lord.” branches be lopped off, and the stem cut down close It is the root of bitterness that springs first, and by the ground, yet the root left in the soil will keep spreads farthest. There are the shattered remnants its hold, and send up another stem, and spread out of much good in the human soul. There are in it other branches. It is an easy thing for the husband many materials which may be turned to good acman to destroy all of a noxious plant that meets his count, when a new heart has been given-a new spirit eye, while it may be beyond his power to reach and created. But in all at first, and in many still, a remove the root. So with this sin. Much may be strong one has possession. A bitter root occupies done to check its outward exhibition. Many agencies and sucks the soil, wasting its strength in bringing may be brought to bear upon it, which will not only forth death. Pride, envy, worldliness, ungodliness prevent the ripening of the fruit, but will blight the —these, and other roots, pervade the ground, and opening blossom, and maim the spreading branches.drain off all its fatness. The natural powers and Many schemes may be tried, and tried successfully, emotions of the soul—the sap which these roots feed to stop the committing of sins, while the disposition upon-would nourish trees of righteousness, if they to sin lives as vigorous, and grows as rank as ever in were but planted there. There are many precious

worse.

qualities of mind, efficient for good or for evil, just 1818, the debris which descended from the mountain as they are employed. You have known a man pos- and glacier of Getroz, at the head of that valley, hau sessed of many good qualities —such qualities as raised a bridge or dyke across the course of the river, attract and bind to their possessor a wide circle of whose waters, thus dammed up, gradually formed a friends. He is, in the common sense of the term, a lake behind the barrier, the length of which was at good-hearted man. He is generous, and kind, and last about twelve thousand feet, while at some places honest. He will not maliciously resent an injury—he it was seven hundred feet deep. Terrified by this gives liberally of his goods to feed the poor-heren- accumulated mass, and anticipating the hour when it ders to every man his due; but he is a drunkard. A would sweep away the barrier, and devastate the valbitter root has fastened in that generous soil, and ley, the inhabitants made an outlet for the water, and drinks up all its riches. Oh! it is sad to see that thereby lowered the lake to the extent of fifteen yards strong one keeping possession of a wealthy place. in depth, diminishing the whole volume of water by It is sad to see so promising a field exhausted in about two hundred and thirty millions of cubic feet

. bearing the filthiest fruit. Avarice is another root But in spite of every effort or expedient, the pressing of equal bitterness. When it has fairly got posses- mass at last forced away the barrier, and rushed dowo sion of the ground, and maintained its place long, the valley with resistless sury. In one hour, the torrent and reached maturity of growth, how it wrings the had reached Martigny, eighteen miles distant from man, and squeezes out the last dregs of each gene the gorge of the lake. Fifty houses were swept away rous emotion, leaving his soul a dry, useless, sapless, at the hamlet of Hampsee-a forest was completely pithless thing, like a bit of rotten wood! There is rooted up along the course of the Drance - the no more pitiable creature on earth than a man valley was in a few hours turned into a desert; and whose heart's warm affections have been sucked out the whole damage was estimated, according to official by the lust of gold. The power of understanding returns made to the Swiss Cantons by the Pays de and judging-of liking and disliking-of hoping and Vauds, at 1,664,640 francs. fearing - all these, as natural capabilities of the Even amid the grandeur of this morning's journey, human soul, are wielded by the presiding will either we could not help feeling the truth and the beauty on the side of righteousness, or the side of sin. The of what Corinne (Madaine de Stael) has recorded same learning and ardour which Saul of Tarsus em- regarding wayfarers like us. To traverse a country ployed to waste the Church, Paul, an apostle of Jesus which you do not know, to hear a language which Christ, plied as the instruments of extending and you can scarcely understand, and look on human establishing it. Paul had met the Lord in the way, countenances which have no connection with your and received into his heart the seed of a new life. past or your future, is solitude without repose, and This is the one needful thing. These understandings insulation without dignity. That haste to arrive and memories, and all these natural powers that are where no one expects you—that ceaseless agitation now wasted on sin—the same instruments will do for of which curiosity is the only source, adds nothing serving God, when the quickening Spirit has im- to your self-respect; it is only by perpetuating the planted the new life within, “ With you do I make agitation that you render it supportable. We perthis covenant, ..... lest there should be among you petuated it, however, throughout this weary day. man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turn- The ascent occupied upwards of ten hours; and, though eth away from the Lord our God, ..... lest there scarcely more than one of these was spent within the should be among you a root that beareth gall and region of snow, it was enough to convince us of the wormwood.”— Deut. xxix. 14–18. The root that misery of those whom a tempest overtakes in those beareth gall and wormwood, is a heart that turneth wild regions. About half a league from the convent, away from God; and to that spring of evil must the we passed a hut called the Hospital, where wine and cure be applied. Although it be “a root out of a bread are deposited by the monks for the relief of dry ground,” all will be well, if it be not a “root of those who are too much exhausted to reach the sumbitterness.” If the root be holy, so also will the mit without help. All around was intensely wintry; branches be.

and this “ frosty Caucasus” contrasted strongly with the summer we had left a few hours before in the

Valley of the Rhone. The ascent, though very toilEXTRACTS FROM A TRAVELLER'S NOTE-BOOK. some, is at no place very steep, till we approach the

Convent; and the ever-varying vistas up the valleys, BY THE REV. W. K. TWEEDIE, EDINBURGH.

terminated by mountains of unsullied whiteness, exhilarate for a time, and carry one so buoyantly forward, as in some measure to account for the lassitude

and tendency to sleep which crept over us as we With two guides, and the best equipments we could drew near to the summit. At one place, we leant find for such an expedition, we started at an early for a little against a mass of snow, to gather strength hour to ascend the Great St Bernard, travelling by for what remained of the climb where it grew steepest, the route over which Napoleon conducted the French and it was with difficulty that we could keep ourselves, army previous to the battle of Marengo. But his for the few moments, awake. But the remembrance devastations, tremendous as they were, are not the of Sir Joseph Banks, and the fate of some of his felonly judgments which have visited this province. low-travellers in Patagonia, stirred us on-one other Our path lay for some time up the Valley of Bagnes, struggle of less than half-an-hour, and the summit watered by the Drance. For tive years previous to was gained.

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| There are moments in one's life whose remem tural history, and a telescope—the unused gift of

brance never can be effaced. It may be that some General Macauley. From the library we passed to i very simple incident is connected with them; but the chapel, which contains the tomb of Descaix, one however simple, they cannot be forgotten; and one of of Bonaparte's generals, who fell at Marengo. The these was the moment when we knocked at the Con inscription is simple: “A Dessaix, mort a la batvent gate of the Great St Bernard. By the time we taile de Marengo." His body is here, his heart is in reached it, our party was numerous; for group after another tomb which we saw in Alsace, his native group had joined us, or we them--and our characters country-where will the immortal spirit be, when were not all above suspicion. Among the rest at the the secrets of all hearts are made bare ? More Convent there was a truculent bandit, who had been impressive far than the mummery of the Roman guilty of murder—whose sin had found him out, and ritual—its matins, its vespers, or its perpetual sa11 who was then being conducted by gens-d'armes to crifice, the mass, as opposed to the one sacrifice (see the scene of his crime, where he was to meet his doom. Heb. x. 12, compared with 14), is the spectacle of But men are the same in every locality—“ enmity such a termination to such a career. For fame or against God;" and what marvel if enmity to man? glory Dessaix and myriads fought and died—they We could not speak the brigand's language, and got it; and what is it, especially what is it now, to could convey no hint as to the Friend of sinners. them?

The Convent is a plain unornamented structure, At a short distance from the Convent stands the and occupies a spot as dreary as any that man could Maison des Morts, where the dead found on the mounselect for his dwelling-place. The rocks on either tain are deposited. They are placed erect against side leave scarcely room for the foundations; and the the wall, till their friends identify and claim them, | Oferhanging peak of Mount Velan, the loftiest of the or till the corpses fall into decay, here rendered tardy St Bernard range, covered with ice and glaciers, con- by the coldness of the region. We have beheld few

summates the wild gloominess of the scene. A little sights more humbling to proud humanity than this | lake of dark, deep water, at a short distance from charnel-house. The ghastly skeletons, ranged in the Convent, and not frozen`at the time, gave addi- hideous order along the wall—some comparatively tional stillness to the aspect of the desolate abode; fresh, and others crumbling to fragments—some with and the whole is such—so peculiar and unique--as to the struggles of their snowy death-bed still depicted impress itself at once and indelibly on the mind. on their visage, others black, as if malignant typhus Looking abroad, you see only Alp towering above had been their death---carry one back at once to the Alp in grandeur which no hyperbole can overstate, era of the primal curse, and remind us, in a way that while immediately around you, all that is sterile and cannot be soon forgotten, of the disorganization and wintry reigns, unvaried by a single speck of green. death introduced by sin. And yet, there is a resur

It is, however, in the interior of the Convent that rection! Them that sleep in Jesus will God bring we find the strongest attractions after sun-down on with him, even from this disgusting dead-house. the mountain. The fatigue of the ascent had pre The dogs of St Bernard are known through the pared us to be pleased even with an unkind recep-world; but the celebrity which they enjoy is not ention; but the courteous attentions of the padre forhanced by a close inspection of their character. The | rediera—the stranger's father-needed not that to marvels which are told of them are often fabulous or recommend them. The Convent supper was past romantic. That they do aid in the discovery of traere we arrived; but refreshments were speedily pre- vellers overtaken by storms is certain; but not to the pared for us. It was a meagre day, and our fair was extent which many say. They never leave the Conregulated accordingly; that is, everything was purely vent without an attendant monk, who threads his vegetable, but the omelette and cheese, though the way along the roads to the Convent, during the pre

variety in some degree compensated for the meagre valence of a tempest, while the dogs range from side ness. We were surprised, at supper, to find the father to side, just as other dogs seek gane; and, in fact,

so intelligent regarding the state of matters in our their instinct, or education, teaches them to find native land. The Emancipation Act, the effects of men, just as the instinct of other animals teaches the Reform Bill, and, above all, the condition of them to find inferior quarry. Nay, we were told by convulsed, unhappy Ireland, were objects of interest, the father who escorted us, that the dogs of St Berand even of familiarity to him.* He knew its history nard have been known to prey on the dying whom and its towns, especially in the south and west, better they had discovered. It is the monk, the good than we did.

Samaritan of the mountain, that saves the wayfarer After a shivering night, we breakfasted at seven,

-the dog only scents him out, when exhausted, and and were then shown over the Convent by the father ready to perish. It is a pity to dash so much romance on duty; for it is taken in rotation. The refectory, to

as adheres to these fabled dogs; but our authority our surprise, contained a print of Theodore Beza, and was the stranger's father. | Sorne antiquities found in “the Plain of Jupiter"

Our entertainment was, of course, gratuitous at the a level rock not far from the Convent, where a tem-convent; but we took care to deposit in the alms' ple to that divinity once stood. The library contained box, an equivalent for the hospitality enjoyed. The a tolerable collection of books, some objects of na

funds of the Convent have been augmented by various

Sovereigns; but a yearly collection is made in Savoy This was not a solitary instance. We know from obbervation, that for many years past, Romanists have looked

and the Vallois to recruit its insufficient treasury. to Ireland as their key to Britain; and recent events are

It were needless to rehearse the details of Bonashowing the far-sightedness of their policy.

parte's passage of this mountain; but the toils of the

achievement appeared to us, on the spot, to be ex

former we had none-of the latter few, and these aggerated. The numbers were surprising, but not

were reckoned harmless, because they were English the mere act of passing; for the difficulties were After a few hours' rapid descent, we found ourselves such as could be surmounted by industry and per in the Valley of Aoste, where, for the present, we severance. 11ad it been at the season of snow, the must rest, and reserve what remains regarding the attempt had been vain; but commencing, as it did, Passes of the Alps, for some future Extracts. on the 15th of May (1800) the wonder is diminished. In seven days, thirty thousand men, with twenty

WEEP NOT FOR ME. pieces of cannon, passed the mountain. At various When the spark of life is waning, periods, from the time of Augustus, similar efforts

Weep not for me; were made at the bidding of ambition or revenge;

When the languid eye is straining, and during the revolutionary wars, it is calculated

Weep not for me:

When the feeble pulse is ceasing, that, in four years, one hundred and fifty thousand

Start not at its swift decreasing; men traversed the mountain. When Napoleon 'Tis the fettered soul's releasing; passed, his army partook of refreshments dealt out

Weep not for me, to every soldier of the thirty thousand, at the Con

When the pangs of death assail me, vent gate!

Weep not for me;
The origin of this Institution is variously described. Christ is mine-he cannot fail me;
Some state that Charlemagne was its founder, who

Weep not for me; bestowed on it the name of his uncle, St Bernard

Yes, though sin and doubt endeavour

From his love my soul to sever, thus superseding the ancient title, Mons Jovis. At

Jesus is my strength for ever present there are thirty monks of the Augustinian

Weep not for me. order attached to it-fifteen of whom were resident

DALA when we passed. The prior resides at Martigny. In looking back on our brief sojourn on the Great

Anecdote. St Bernard, and the unwonted scenes we witnessed, one would be glad could he cherish the hope that it

THE REV. MR BERRIDGE. is Christian principle, the only principle that will be

RELATED BY HIMSELF. recognised by the Judge that has induced those thirty men to abandon tne milder cumare of their Soon after I began to preach the Gospel of Christ at birth, to dwell in the most elevated abode in Europe, Everton, the church was filled from the villages and undertake a perilous task, which must spread around us, and the neighbouring clergy felt them

selves hurt at their churches being deserted. The over four or five months of every year, in a region squire of my own parish, too, was much offended. where vegetation is just not extinct, and few days of He did not like to see so many strangers, and be 80 sunshine ere enjoyed. We know how much more incommoded. Between them both it was resolved, readily man will make sacrifices at the bidding of if possible, to turn me out of my living. For this self-righteousness, than in compliance with the hum-purpose they complained of me to the bishop of the bling doctrines of the Gospel. Give me the prospect I was soon after sent for by the bishop; I did not

diocese, that I had preached out of my own parish. of purchasing heaven, or of establishing a claim to its

much like my errand, but I went. When I arrived, blessedness in my own right, and there is no sacrifice the bishop accosted me in a very abrupt manner :which I will not make. I will rival the Hindu in self “Well, Berridge, they tell me you go about preachinflicted torture, or Simon Stylites himself in austerity ing out of your own parish. Did I institute you to and penance. But bid me believe for heaven, and

the livings of Ay, or E-n, or P--?" not work for it; bid me receive and rest upon Jesus | No, my lord," said 1, ”“ neither do 'I claim any of

these livings; the clergymen enjoy them undisturbed Christ alone for salvation, instead of upon self, or by me.” “Well, but you go and preach there, which self and Christ united-and you thereby paralyze my you have no right to do." “ It is true, my lord, I efforts : unless the Spirit of God carry home your was one day at En, and there were a few poor message to my heart, it will be rejected as foolish people assembled together, and I admonished them ness or falschood. Now, on which of these two sets

to repent of their sing, and to believe in the Lord

Jesus Christ, for the salvation of their souls; and I of motives do the monks of St Bernard act? The remember seeing five or six clergymen that day, my self-righteous, or the believing ?-the human, or the lord, all out of their own parishes upon EChristian? They stand or fall to their own Masterbowling-green." “ Poh!” said the bishop, “ I tell The day that reveals all secrets will decide.

you, you have no right to preach out of your own Immediately after leaving the Convent, we entered parish; and, if you do not desist from it, you will

very likely be sent to Huntingdon jail." “ As to the Sardinian territory, and began the descent of the that, my lord,” said I, “ I have no greater liking to mountain. The side next Italy is yet more magnifi- Huntingdon jail than other people; but I had rather cent than that toward the north; but, with ordinary go thither with a good conscience, than live at my care, the traveller encounters nothing on the descent liberty without one.” Here the bishop looked very that can be dignified with the name of adventure.

hard at me, and very gravely assured me, "that I Hitherto, our guides had enjoyed a tolerable sine

was beside myself, and that in a few months' time I

should either be better or worse.” “Then," said I, cure, as they continued to do till we commenced the “my lord, you may make yourself quite happy in this ascent of Mont Blanc. At St Remy, on the southern business; for if I should be better, you suppose I slope of the St Bernard, and the frontier town of shall desist from this practice of my own accord; and if Savoy, we were strictly searched, mainly, we were worse, you need not send me to Huntingdon jail, as I told, lest we should import tobacco or books; of the shall be provided with an accommodation in Bedlam."

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