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Rose turned so white that Reuben noticed Yes, Jacques Gaspard had appeared that opposite side of the river, now takes its turn ber paleness.
morning, and a strange-looking cutter had in making the walk wearisome by its unin"Not to-night, Reuben, please,” she said, been hovering round the bay, but the French- termittent visibility. The scene, bowever, more gently. “My mother wants me all to man had gone away early, and no one had is really very pretty; and, were it not that herself."
seen Rose Morrison; and no one ever saw his five-and-twenty miles beneath a summer “ You're rather a tyrant, my pet,” he saucy, pretty Rose again-no one now ex. sun may have rendered the pedestrian a tri. said, “but I will do as you like till to-mor. pects to see her but Reuben Leir, and be, ile captious, doubtless be might swallow the row morning. God bless you, my darling!” poor fellow, spends many a weary day search- incessant steeple with more than toleration. And he kissed her fondly.
ing among the rocks and caves for some trace But it was not my cue to foot it on the A3 Reuben went away he saw Mrs. Morri. of the girl he still loves.
present occasion. Frequent pilgrimages to son coming back from the draw-well at the And his mother never says a word against and fro had taken all novelty out of the en. other side of the garden. He went across to Rose - Reuben's dutiful tenderness is ber terprise ; not to mention that my portman. her while Rose walked to the gate.
own again—but she would give it all up if teau did, strictly speaking, hare some heavier "Mrs. Morrison,” he said, eagerly," do she could only see him happy, without that things than hurrahs in it. So, for the nonce, I spare Rose to me this evening for a little. seeking, unsatisfied look, which will never chose the railway.carriage; the noisiest, ugTell her I will meet her soon after nine beside leave his pale-blue eyes again.
liest, tiresomest, most unprivacied mode of the quarry.”
conveyance extant; but not wholly deficient, Mrs. Morrison nodded. As she and her
even in Saxony, in the exbilaration of speed; daughter stood at the gate looking after MOUNTAINEERING IN and never lacking in broad variety of human Reuben, the mother noticed Rose's pale
interest. And, to the end of insuring, while face.
I was about it, the full flavor of the experi“Go and lie down, child,” she said ; “you
ence, I took a third-class ticket-an unfailing look like a ghost, and I have promised you
passport to whatever human interest might will meet Reuben this evening beside the
happen to be in the way. First-class car. quarry.”
riages are empty, in every sense of the word;
the seats may be softly cushioned, the guard It was a warm evening. Mrs. Leir had hurrahs, and set off with a lightsome may salute whenever he catches my eye, and been busy at the newly-furnished cottage till step for the Boehmischer Bahnhof. It was request the favor of my ticket with such sweet late, so that she did not see how disappointed a divine June day, and Dresden looked so cajolery that I feel, in giving it up, as if I and tired Reuben looked when he came in bright that I could almost have disbelieved were making him happier than it is right or after a fruitless walk to the quarry.
its evil odor. The club balcony, on Victoria lawful for man to be; nevertheless, the noise She sat down to supper with her son ; it | Strasse, had got its afternoon shadow, and and weariness remain, and there is nothing was no longer so hard to give him up, for she never looked more inviting ; but there was a better than my own dignity to distract my felt that his heart was with Rose Morrison. train to catch, and I might not pause even attention therefrom. As for the second class, All she could now hope for was to gain the there. Prager Strasse, gay and crowded, it can be endurable only to penitents and to love of Reuben's wife.
wooed me to loiter; but I had cast off for second-class people; the guard (whose be. They had finished supper. Mrs. Leir good and all the lazy leisure which a Dres. havior admirably gauges the traveler's social stood folding her table-cloth, when a knock den residence begets, and felt that time was estimation throughout) now chats with me on came at the door, and then, with scarcely any precious once more. In a few minutes I terms of friendly equality; while my neighpause, a voice
reached the broad, open space in front of bors are hopelessly unpicturesque and ordi. "Mrs. Leir! Mrs. Leir !
I want my
the Bahnhof, passed through the serried nary, yet of such pretensions that I am dedaughter! I want Rose ! ”
droskies on stand there side by side, bought jected by a doubt whether they are not as Reuben got to the door without bis stick, a ticket to Krippen, and took my seat in a good as I am, after all. No; the moral and and opened it to Mrs. Morrison. third-class carriage.
mental depression brought on by second She tried to smile when she saw him, but I had often done the journey on foot; the class outweighs the pecuniary outlay of first she looked frightened.
high way from Dresden to Saxon Switzerland and third combined. Ah, Reuben,” she said, "you have given -about five-and-twenty miles-being itself But the third the third is romantic! It me a fright. Where have you hidden Rose ?" excellent, while its situation is more or less piques the imagination, and gives the obserReuben turned a ghastly white.
picturesque throughout. The main objection vation scope. I fancy myself a peasant; I “Rose! what do you mean?" he said, to it is its openness, and the circumstance think of my farm-yard, my oxen, my Frau, my hoarsely. “I have not seen her since I left that Koenigstein and Lillienstein, the twin geese, my children; of that bargain got out her with you at the gate!”
rocky giants that sentinel the entrance to the of Mueller; of that paltry advantage gained “Ah! mon Dieu !” In her terror the mountainous region, are visible from the out- by Schultze over me; my breath savors of woman slirieked out her words. " And she set of the walk, and are a long while in get- Sauerkraut, in my pocket is a half-eaten sauwent out this evening to meet you,” she said ting to look nearer. For the rest, the road sage, at supper I will devour Limburger Kaese -she checked herself suddenly, and dropped traverses seven or eight tiny villages, and and quaff einfaches Bier. At the same time trembling into a chair.
two towns — Pirna and Koenigstein -- as I am an observer, a notary public of humor. But Reuben saw her hesitation :
quaint, crooked, and narrow - streeted, .as ous traits, a diviner of relations, destinies, “Say all you know !” He stood over her heart could desire. For many miles it skirts and antecedents. My fellow.pilgrims are unsteroly. “Is Jacques Gaspard in Hookton ?” the river-bank; after Pirna, climbs a steep fragrant, familiar, talkative, and over-numer
Mrs. Leir stood wonder-struck at her son's hill, has an up and down time of it as far ous; tbe bench we sit on is hard, and the strange vehemence.
as Koenigstein fortress, and then plunges ticket-collector is brusque and overbearing ; “I heard he was there,” said Rose's headlong down a straight incline - stone nevertheless, if there must be a human ele. mother, feebly, “and he is a bad man, Reu- paved and ridged, for the behoof of clamber- ment at all, let it be as thick and as strong ben. I know he will not marry my child.” ing wagons-into Koenigstein town. Steep as possible, and let me get as near it as I de
But Reuben did not stay to listen. He and long as is the ascent, it is pleasanter cently may. In the long-run, I prefer my felt no fatigue or lameness as he started for than the going down; the grade being such men and women with the crust off. the third time that day on the road to Hook- that running is dangerous, and walking al. ton. Fortunately, a chance traveler overtook most impossible. Koenigstein passed, highhim, and gave him a seat in his chaise, or way and railroad run cheek by jowl along the Saxon third-class vans, like some English his strength could not bave held out. The precipitous river-bank, onward through the ones, are transversely divided into five open busy fishing village had gone to sleep when beart of the country. The road is level, and compartments, each holding ten or twelve be reached it, but some of the men were soon parasoled with trees; but the squat, ninepin | persons. In my box, on this trip, was a roused and helped Reuben in his search. sbaped steeple of Schandau church, on the young married couple of the lower middle
class, who had not yet stopped being lovers. the divination of character. It's your emo. tion regarding the towns and scenes through They were in the full tide of that amorous tional, impressible person who finds you out which we passed ; and by-and-by he produced joyance which only lower middle class, new- most surely and soon: bence women are so the stump of a cigar, and asked me for a ly-married young couples, can know. The apt to pass their verdict at sight, and (preju. light, which I gave him. At Pirna he was girl was not uncomely-clear-eyed and com- dice apart) are so seldom entirely mistaken. painfully divided between the new bridge plexioned, and smoothly curved; the young They cannot say categorically what you are then in course of building, the rock-mounted husband was stout nnd earthy, with broad -the faculty of formulating impressions castle now used as an insave asylum, and face, little twinkling eyes, and defective chin. being no necessary part of their gift—but the perpendicular brown cliffs on the other The two sat opposite one another, her knees they can tell what you are not, and descrip- side of the river-the beginning of the peculclasped between his, and hand-in-hand. They tion by negatives is often very good descrip- | iar formation which makes the Saxon Switshowed a paradisaical indifference to stranger tion. Of course, they are easily led to alter zerland. While poking his head out of the eyes, which was either coarse or touching, as or at least ignore their first judgment; but Russian's window, he fell into talk with him; the observer pleased. When one looked out their second thought is never worth much. and whether they turned out to be compatriof the window, so would the other; and each It is here that the intellect steps in, confirm- ots or not I cannot tell ; but at all events my rejoiced in the new sensation of seeing the ing and marshaling the emotional insight; lean friend spoke my frouzy friend's lanworld double, and finding it vastly bettered and, with both at their best, out comes guage; they sat down opposite one another thereby. Such was their mutual preoccupa- | Shakespeare.
-a pendant to the two lovers at the other tion that the guard had to demand their tick- If in these days of committees we could side—and emptied themselves into one anets twice before they could bring themselves have a committee on geniuses—those whose other's mouths, so to speak, during the rest to comprehend him. Truly, wbat should two works captivate all ages—I think the most of the journey. The guide-book and the young lovers, lately wed, have to do with of them would turn out soft-fibred persons, scenery were alike forgotten—such is the such utilitarian absurdities as railway-tick- of no assertative individuality. Egotists, no superior fascination of a human over a nat. ets? Ostensibly, indeed, they might be doubt, but with a foolishi, personal—not lofty, ural interest. They more cared to peep into booked for Bodenbach or Prag; but their moral, and intellectual—egotism: yielding, the dark interiors of each other's minds than real destination had no station on this or sensitive natures, albeit finely balanced, and gaze at the sunlit trees, and river, and rocks, any other railway. Meanwhile, the husband with an innate perception of truth and pro- and sky outside. What is this mysterious, was puffing an unutterably villainous cigar, portion, sufficient to prevent their being irresistible magnet in all men, compelling and blowing the smoke of it right down bis forced permanently out of shape. Were they them to attend first of all to one another? wife's pretty throat. She-dear little soul! other than thus, they would be always trip. Is it smitten into them from the infinite crea-flinched not a jot, but swallowed it all with ping up their own inspiration (meaning there. tive Magnet? I find it most generally sensia perfect love and admiration, such as only by the power of so foregoing one's self as to tive in men of small cultivation, and in womwomen are (or ever can or ought to be) ca- reflect directly the inner truth and beauty of en, who, on the other hand, seldom take pable of.
moral and physical creation). Obstinate, much genuine interest in grand natural sceMy vis-à-vis at the other end of the com- prognathous geniuses must have a hard time nery. The conversation of my two friends, so partment was an under-sized Russian - a of it: inspiration is not easily come at upon far as I could make it out, related mainly to black-haired, bristle - bearded, brown-eyed, any terms; how, then, when breathless and cigarettes and matters thereto related. They round - nosed, swarthy, dirty - sbirted, little sweating from a tussle with one's own per. | fraternized completely: the Russian worked monster, who turned out to be a traveling sonality ?
himself into paroxysms of genial excitement, agent for some cigarette manufacturing com
and gesticulated with much freedom. Shortpany. The attrition of the world had rubbed “But you have lived in Russia at the ly before our arrival at Krippen he took out off whatever reserve he may originally have least? You speak the language ?" No: a pocket-case of cigarettes, and shared its possessed ; and he was inclined to be soci. | I was obliged to confess that I had not. The contents with his new acquaintance; and the able. He began with requesting a light from little agent looked hard at me, debating two likewise exchanged names and addresses. my cigar; and proceeded to have the honor within himself whether he should ask me Every man searches for something of bimself to inquire whether I were of Russian extrac-outright where I did come from ; he decided in those he meets, and is hugely tickled if he tion, observing that my features were of the against it; and applied himself to staring discovers it. Russian type. He meant it as a compliment, out of the window, and ever and anon spit- The remaining occupant of our compartof course ; but it is odd that a German, a ting toward any part of the prospect that at. ment was a poor, meagre little fellow, pale Frenchman, and an Englishman, should sev. tracted his interest. As there was a strong and peaked, with dirty-wbite hands and imerally, and in like manner, have claimed draught setting inward, I moved farther up the perfect nails, and dingy.genteel attire. He countrymanship with me on the testimony seat. Presently, a thought of his personal was chilly, though the day was warm and of my visage. The explanation is to be appearance visited him, and he pulled from generous, and kept rubbing his pithless found, I take it, in nothing more nor less than an inner pocket a little greasy box, having a hands together in the vain attempt to get my affability, which I can neither disguise tiny mirror set within the lid, and containing up circulation. He was altogether squalid nor palliate. Why else, from a street full of four inches of comb. With these appliances and dyspeptic, and smoked a squalid cigar; people, should I invariably be the one picked the Russian went through the forms of the and said nothing, save in answer to some out by the stranger to tell him his way? It toilet; replacing bis box, when he had fin. question put to him by his Russian neighbor. is not because I look as if I knew; and in ished, with a pathetic air of self-complacency, Even the endearments of the lovers availed fact I never do know; but he feels convinced, such as I have observed in a frouzy dog who not to bring lustre to his pallid eyes; and, as soon as he claps eyes on me, that, whether has just seratched his ear and shaken a little when his cigar went out, he put it in his I know or not, at all events he will get an dirt from his coat. This human being had pocket without asking for a light. Some affable answer from me. Or why else, in an untrained, unintellectual, repulsive aspect unwholesome city clerkship was his, I supthird-class carriages, and elsewhere, am I the enough; but he looked good-natured, and I pose, in a street where the sun never shone, one to whom every smoker applies for a have no doubt his odor was the worst part of and the drainage was bad. light? It is not because my light is better him.
The fortress of Koenigstein reeled dizzily than other people's, but because they perceive Sitting beside me was a lean, elderly man, above us, perched indefinite hundreds of feet in me a lack of gall to inake their oppression of pleasant and respectable appearance, and in air on its breakneck precipice, shelving bitter. Yet, but for this experience, I should seemingly well-educated and gentlemanlike. toward the base and shawled in verdure. have supposed the cast and predominant ex- He had a guide - book, which he consulted But the first sight of Lillienstein, as we pression of my countenance to be especially very diligently, and was continually peering sweep around the curve, is perhaps more imgrave and forbidding; which goes to prove out of the windows on either side in hasty pressive. The rock, like most in this region, that the world knows its individuals better search for the objects of interest which the is of an irregular oval shape, its wooded tban they know themselves.
book told about. He referred to me repeat- base sloping conically upward to within two Intellect plays but a subordinate part in edly, with a blandly courteous air, for informa- | hundred feet or so of the top; at wbich
point the rock itself appears, burtling straight haus, which reposes at the upper end of the ' by Herr Boettcher bad, as usual, three times aloft with black-naked crags. Seen from the desultory village of Schandau. Schandau too much to do. Herr Boettcher (wbo looks river-level, its altitude is increased by the proper, indeed, is comprised in the little gar- like a mild Yankee until he opens his mouth) height of the bank—at least one hundred den-patch of red-roofed houses huddled in and his pale - haired belpmate received me feet more; and, presentiug itself end-on, it the mouth of the valley where it opens on with many smiles, and ushered me into a bears a striking resemblance to the disman. the river; but its “Bad ” reputation has gen- small, scantily-furnished chamber overlooktled hull of some Titanic frigate, wrecked on erated a long progeny of stuccoed villas, | ing the brook and the road, and likewise the tall summit of a hill. The gloomy weath. standing in a row beneath the opposite sides commanding a view of a small villa crowded er-beaten bows rise in slow grandeur against of the gradually-narrowing cañon. The pine- close agaiost the hill-side beyond. the sky: there are the shattered bulwarks; clad hill-sides rear up within arm's reach of
V. bowsprit and masts are gone.
their back windows, and as steep as their passed since the giant vessel was stranded roofs. For about half a mile up, the valley I ORDERED supper, and then sat down at there; and the prebistoric ocean which hurled averages scarcely a hundred yards in breadth, my window. The brook, which flowed diit to its place has rolled into oblivion. But while its sides are at least as bigh as that, rectly beneath it, was somewhat cloudy of still looms the barren bulk over that old and look much higher. Down the centre current and disfigured as to its bed by indisocean-bed, now green with trees and crops, flows a brook, dammed once or twice to turn tinct glimpses of broken crockery and botdotted with tiny villages and alive with pigmy saw-mills, and bordered with strips of grassy tles scattered there. A short distance down
What mighty captain commanded her meadow. The main road, unnecessarily tor- it was crossed by a bridge communicating on her last voyage ? whose hand swayed her tured with round cobble-stones, and misera- with the Badehaus court. Some slendertiller and hauled her ropes ? what enormous ble in a width of some ten feet, crawls along stemmed young trees were trying to make exploits are recorded in her log-book ? But beneath the house-row on the northern side; themselves useful along the road-side; and for some foolish historic scruples, I should but the southern is the aristocratic quarter ; ) there, likewise, were ranged three rectangu. christen her the Ark, manned by Noah and the houses are villas, and have balconies and lar piles of stone, awaiting the hammer of bis sons, and freighted, long ago, with the awnings, overlooking a smooth gravel-path the stone-breaker; and a wedge-shaped mud. hopes of humanity. On second thoughts, densely shaded with trees the fashionable | heap, hard and solid now, but telling of wet however, that could not be ; for if there is morning and evening promenade, untrodden days and dirty walking in times gone by. A any truth in measurements, Lillienstein might by hoof of horse, and familiar to the wheels weather-beaten picket-fence, interlarded at have swung the Ark from her stern-davits, of children's perambulators only. Very charm- intervals with whitewashed stone posts, inand never felt the difference.
ing is all this; and, after the clatter, glare, closed a garden, devoted partly to cabbages and poison of the city, unspeakably soothing and potatoes, and partly to apple-trees. At and grateful.
one end of this inclosure stood the villa, at Some of these canal-boats, however, would As I walked along, fragments of the rain. the other a large tree with a swing attached have made her stagger; it seems impossible bow shower occasionally found their way to to it; several small people were making free that any thing so ponderous should float; me through the leafy roof overhead, while with this plaything, subject to an occasional looking down at them from above, they ap- children toddled across my path, escaping reproving female voice from the direction of pear to be of about the tonnage of an ordi. from white-aproned nurses ; and villa-peo- the house, and the fitsul barking of a selfnary New York street. Their masts are in ple-girls in coquettish wbite hats, and gen- important little cur. I could also see the proportion; but their sails (which they os. tlemen indolent with cigars — stared at me lower balf of a white skirt, accompanied by tentatiously spread to the lightest breath of from the vantage - ground of their shaded a pair of black broadcloth legs, moving up air) are exasperatingly insufficient, and help windows. Al the garden - restaurant were and down beneath the low-extending branches them along about as much as its wings do a beer-drinkers, merry in the summer-houses, of the apple-trees. penguin. Nevertheless, fleets of them are and great running to and fro of Kellner and The villa, whose red-tiled roof was pleas. continually passing up and down, and seem Kellnerinnen. The dust was laid, the trees | antly relieved against a dark - green back. to get to their destination ultimately, Horses were painted a livelier green, the grass and ground of pines, was provided with an astonare harnessed to the mast, and tug away along flowers held themselves straighter and taller. ishing number of windows ; I counted no few. the rounded stone levees, the long rope brush- The air lay cool and still on the sweet earth, er than fifteen, besides a door, in the hither ing the willows and bushes which grow beside or moved faintly under the influence of a end of it alone. Over the front-door was a the banks. One mariner dreams over the doubtful breeze. The brook gurgled unseen, balcony, thickly draped with woodbine ; and tiller; another occasionally slumbers in the and the noise of the saw-mill, a moderate here sat two ladies in blue dresses, dividing bows, upward of a hundred yards away. distance off, sounded like the busy hum of their time between the feminine diversions Such leisurely voyaging can hardly be sup- some gigantic grasshopper.
of sewing, reading, gossiping, and watching posed to keep pace with the fleet foot of Where the Badehaus stands, the hill. the passers-by. Small or large parties were Time; and traditions linger bereabouts of ridges verge toward each other, till a stone continually strolling up the road toward the boats that have left Dresden early in the could be thrown from one summit to the Schuetzenbaus; the women mostly attired in spring, and, losing four months on the pas. other. In the square court on which the white, with white bats, and white or buff parasage, have only arrived at Bodenbach by the hotel faces, the aristocratic pathway finds sols; and all chatting and laughing with great end of the previous autumn! Can this be its end, and thenceforward the road, relieved volubility and good-humor. One pretty girl, true ?
of its cobbles and otherwise improved, takes walking a little in the rear of her compan. We arrived at Krippen just as a soft gray up the tale alone. The brook washes the ions, happened to glance up at my window cloud was poising itself above the valley, and Badehaus wall, and in the earlier part of its and catch my eye, and all at once it became sending down a misty message of rain-drops. course cleaves to the southern side of the
necessary for her to cross the road, which The sun, however, peeped beneath, and trans- narrow gorge. The Badehaus places itself being rather dirty, she was compelled to lift lated it into a rainbow. I bastened down the transversely across the valley, looking down her crisp skirts an inch or two above a shape. steps to the ferry-boat-a flat-bottomed skiff villageward, and giving the brook and the ly pair of little boots. What happy land first about twenty feet long-and sat down there road scarcely room to turn its vorthern wing. received the imprint of those small feet ? along with a dozen other passengers. Charon Its opposite end, meanwhile, thrusts right Could it have been Saxony? They soon 'took his pole (oars are unknown in this kind into the hill-side, and even digs a cellar out walked beyond my field of vision, which was of craft) and poked us across; the boat, of it to cool its provisions in. The front limited by the sash. Here, however, came which was loaded down to the gun wale, rock- court, when I entered it, was noisy with mul- into play a species of ocular illusion, made ing alarmingly, and the people ejaculating titudinous children, and the daily brass-band possible in Germany by the habit windows and protesting. At landing, we were be- was on the point of striking up in the open have of opening inward on hinges. The upswarmed by porters, but I knew the coast, pagoda. The audience were preparing their per stretch of road to its curve round the and, escaping from them, took my way along minds for the entertainment with plentiful meat bold spur of the hill, a bit of dilapidated the pretty, winding path toward the old Bade. and drink, and the three Kellner employed | bridge, and one or two new villas half clad
in trees—all this pretty picture was mirrored | platform at one end for the accommodation mark an increase of illumination in the hall, and framed in the pane of glass at my left of the musicians.
but was, of course, without suspicion of the band. A few moments, therefore, after the It was lighted by two candelabra; but cost to myself at which it was being obowner of the boots had vanished from actual these eventually proving inadequate, a secret tained. sight, she stepped daintily into this phantom raid was made upon the kerosene-lamps in The huge Russian and I were the only world, and proceeded on her way as demurely the guests' rooms, and every one of them was voluntary non-combatants, for the balf-score as though no such astonishing phenomenon carried off. I retired early that night, and, of forlorn creatures (among them the cham. had occurred. She was, to be sure, unaware having discovered my loss and rung the bell, i ber-maid and the bath-girl) who had climbed of it; and we all live in blind serenity amid an attendant did finally appear in the shape on the railing of the steps, and were stretchmarvels as strange. Perhaps, when our time of the bath.girl. To make a short story of ing their necks to see what they could see, comes, we shall take our first walk beyond it, no light except starlight was to be bad. It would gladly have taken part if it had been the grave with no less unconscious self-pos- is a hardship to have to go to bed in Saxony at permitted them. It was now too dark for session than attended the march of those all: you know not, from hour to hour, whether me to do more than roughly guess at the outlittle boots across my window-pane.
you are too hot or too cold, but are convinced line of my stout neighbor, but I could hear As the afternoon wore on, wagons and before morning that you are three or four feet him occasionally take a gulp from his beerdroskies full of returning excursionists be- too long. But the Badehaus beds are a cari- / glass, sigh heavily, and anon inhale a whiff gan to lumber by, with much cracking of cature rather than a fair example of Saxon of cigarette-smoke. I also had drunk a glass wbips, singing, and jollity. Many of the beds; and to go to bed not only in Saxony of beer; but it now occurred to me to try men wore monstrous hats roughly plaited of but in the Badehaus, and not only in the the possibility of getting something else. I wbite reeds, numbers of which were on sale Badehaus but in the dark, was for me a mem- called the waiter and bade him bring me a in the village for a groschen or so each, being orable exploit. I have reason to believe, lemon, some sugar, some hot water, and one or meant to last only a day. They were bound however, that three - fourths of the hotel- two other things, from which I presently conwith bands of scarlet ribbon, and lent their guests had to do the same thing; for my cocted a mixture unknown to Saxon palates, wearers a sort of tropical aspect. Every ve- wakefulness, up to three o'clock in the morn- but which proved none the less grateful, on hicle was overcrowded, and everybody was in ing, was partly due to the noisy demands and that account, to my own. The cordial aroma high spirits except the horses, who, however, expostulations wherewith they made known must, I think, have been wafted by some were well whipped to make up for it. Mean- and emphasized their dissatisfaction.
friendly breeze to the Russian's postrils, for while, the band in the pagoda round the cor- But I am anticipating. By the time I had after an interval he, too, summoned the waitner had long been in full blast, and odds and finished supper it was growing dusk, and the er, and categorically repeated my own order. ends of melody came floating past my win. dancers were arriving in numbers.
Meanwhile the music surged and beat, and dow; in the pauses of the music I could dresses were mostly white and gauzy, though the ball went seething on. " It is much pleasbear two babies bemoaning themselves in an here and there were glimpses of pink and anter, as well as wiser,” thought I, “to sit adjoining room. A small child, with red face blue satins, and one young woman divided here quiet and cool, beneath the stars, with a and white hair, made itself disagreeable by herself equally between red and green. My good cigar and a fragrant glass of punch for walking nonchalantly backward and forward pretty vision with the shapely feet was not
company, than to dance myself hot and tired in over an impromptu plank bridge without rail. among them. As evening came on the hall yonder close, glaring room.” Then, somehow ings, escaping accident so tantalizingly that filled, and I could see the heads of the com- or other, the recollection of that pretty figure I would almost rather have seen it tumble in pany moving to and fro within, and some with the white parasol and the small, arched once for all and done with it. At last, when were already stationary at the windows. feet, which had marched so daintily across the miracle had become threadbarc, the bath. | Meanwhile the whole domestic brigade ap- my window-pane that afternoon, came into girl appeared and took the infant Blondin pertaining to the hotel, including Herr Boett
my mind; and I was glad to think that she away; and at the same moment a waiter cher himself, were busied in carrying chairs was not one of the red-faced, promiscuous knocked at my door and told me supper was from the court-yard to the ball, to be used in throng. She belonged to a higher caste than ready.
the cotillon. The least active agents in this any there; or, at all events, there was in her
job were the two head - waiters; the most an innate nicety and refinement which would SUPPER was set out on a little table under strenuous and hard-working were the bath- suffice to keep her from mixing in such an the trees in the front-court. The musicians girl and the chamber-maid. Finally, the only assemblage. The more I reflected upon the bad departed, leaving a skeleton growth of chairs left were my own and one occupied by matter, the less could I believe that she was chairs and music-rests in the pagoda ; and a huge, fat Russian at a table not far from a Saxon. I had contracted, it may be, a most of the late audience had assembled at mine; and from these the united blandish. prejudice against the Saxons, and was slow to the long dining - tables in the Speisesaal, ments of the entire Boettcher establishment give them credit for exceptional elegance of where I could see them through the open availed not to stir either of us.
form or bearing. That graceful tournuriwindows paying vigorous attention to the Darkness fell upon the valley; the stars that higli-bred manner-no, no! Why might meal.
came out above the lofty brow of the im- she not be a Spaniard—nay, why not even an Several young ladies, however, under the pending hill-side ; the trees stood black and American? And here I entered upon the latleadership of a plump, brisk little personage, motionless in the still air; all light, life, and ter half of my glass of punch. whom I cannot better describe than by call- sound, were concentrated behind the glowing The waiter returned, bearing the Rus. ing her a snub-nosed Jewess, bad got up a
windows of the Tanzsaal. The musicians had sian's hot water and so forth on a tray, and, game of croquet, which they played with struck up amain, and the heads were now having set them before him, hastened off to much coquettish ostentation, but in other re- moving in couples, bobbing, swooping, and his post at the ballroom-door. spects ill. They were in pronounced even. whirling, in harmony with the rhythm of the glock-glock of liquids, and the subdued tining-costume, and my waiter-a small, fat boy tune. Now and then an exhausted pair would kle of tumbler and spoon, now became audi. smuggled into a man's swallow-tail — said reel to a window, where the lady would fan ble from the womb of night, accompanied by there was going to be a ball. The Tanzsaal herself and pant, and the gentleman (in occasional laboring sighs and tentative smackfaced me on the other side of the court, being three cases ont of five an officer) would wipe ings of the lips—tokens that my heavy neighconnected at right angles with the hotel, cor- his forebead with his handkerchief and pass bor was making what, for him, was probably ner to corner. It was a white, stuccoed build. his forefinger round inside the upright collar a novel experiment. I became gradually coning, about on an architectural par with a deal of his military jacket. Then both would vinced, moreover, that it was not altogether candle-box. A double flight of steps mounted gaze out on the darkness, and, seeing noth- a successful one, and I was more pleased than to the door, orer which was inscribed, in ing, would turn to each other and launch surprised when I heard him, after a little hesshaky lettering, some lines of doggerel, com- themselves into the dance once more. Be- itation, push back his chair and advance upon posed by Herr Boettcher himself, in praise tween the pauses I could distinguish Herr me out of the darkness, entreating me, in the of his medicinal spring. The hall inside may Boettcher's brown, curly pafe hastening busi- gentlest tone imaginable, to favor him with a have been sixty feet in length, with a raised ly backward and forward, and began to re- light for his cigarette.
portunity, 50 kindly afforded; of introducing M. QUICHERAT, in buis wonderful work
This having been done, he stood silent a
man dress, wbich in some degree affected moment, and then observed, engagingly, that THE STORY OF THE those of the other classes. The influence of he had been informed the gentleman was an
the provinces, on the other hand, in the matAmerican; that the relations of Russia and
ter of colors, was such that in the second America had always been cordial; that the HISTORIC STEPS IN FRENCH COSTUME. century Aurelian permitted all except the fame of the American punch was known to
imperial purple to be used by women. Hithhim, but not, alas ! the exact method of pre
"Le roi François ne fallit point
erto the stola and the tunic of Roman womeu paring it; that,
Quand il prédit que ceux de Guise
of the better classes had always been white, I here ventured to interrupt him, begging
Mettroient ses enfants en pourpoint colors being regarded as a sign of poverty, that he would bring his glass and his chair to
Et tous ses sujets en chemise."
lcose character, or of barbarism. my table, and suffer me to improve the op
Sat. Ménipp.--Harangue de M. d'Aubrey.
The distinction between the Romans and
the inhabitants of the provinces ceased dur. national , peculiarly
upon the history of costume in ing the third century by the extension of adapted to increase the entente cordiale to France, upon which he has been engaged citizenship to all the free subjects of the which he had so pleasantly alluded. He ac- for more than forty years, ascribes the rep- empire. Thereafter the old Roman costume, cepted my invitation as frankly as it was utation which the Gauls obtained from the except as a mark of high office, was no longer given, and in five minutes we were hobnob- earliest times for their skill in woven fabrics in vogue in Gaul. bing in the friendliest manner in the world. to the results of their commerce with the For women, the fundamental garment was Like all educated Russians, he had a fair Phænicians, and the settlements of Greek a large and flowing one of linen, with a tunic understanding of English, and I was antici. colonists upon their Mediterranean coast. reaching to the heels. In the fourth century pating an evening of social enjoyment, when The authors of antiquity never spoke but the arms were bare or covered only by the the following incident occurred :
with wonder of the stuffs which they wore, folds flowing from the arm-boles, but in the The first part of the ball was over, and in various colors, in stripes, squares, and fifth century they were always covered with an intermission of ten minutes was announced flowers.
close sleeves attached either to the outer or before the beginning of the cotillon. The From the time of their first contact with to the under tunic. In 1851 there was dishall-doors were thrown open, and among the the Romans, the Gauls were represented as covered, at Martres-de-Veyres, the tomb of a couples that came out upon the steps was having a costume which distinguished them woman of the fourth century, of high rank. one which attracted my attention. The lady, from every other nation of Europe. The The corpse was in perfect preservation, ana who was dressed in white, after a moment style of it certainly was due to the Asiatics. was lying face downward. The hair was of a sent back her partner for a shawl, and, dur- They wore close-fitting trousers ; leather shoes dark chestnut, six feet in length, and sepaing his absence, she stood in sucb a position with thick soles ; a small, square mantle, un- rated at the end into four locks. The body that the light from within fell directly upon der which the body and arms were entirely was covered with four tissues of wool, which her face. The man-he was not an officer bare. The Latin bas preserved the names unfortunately were removed in layers with. returned with the shawl, and folded it around they gave to these garments : sagum, for the out taking note of the form of the garments her pretty shoulders with an air that was not mantle; bracæ, for the trousers, from which which they made. All that is known is, that to be mistaken. They descended the steps the French braies, the Sootch breeks, and the a single piece enveloped the middle, and that arm-in-arm, and came forward, groping their English breeches. The shoes were styled gal- the others covered the body from the neck way and laughing, in our direction. They | licæ, which became the French galoches and to the feet. The outermost was fringed and stumbled upon a table only three or four the English galoshes.
of coarse appearance; the next was finer; yards from ours, and sat down to it. After History and archæology are barren of rec- the last, of altogether delicate workmanship, a short confabulation, the man called out ords as to the dress of women among the contained threads of gold and of silk. The “ Karl !” and the waiter came.
Gauls. Classic art is very little to be de- museum at Clermont retains the slippers on * Karl, two glasses of beer ; but quick!” pended on whenever it represents barbarians, the feet of the skeleton. These are of leath
* And a portion of raw ham thereto, as correctness was usually sacrificed to ar- er, pointed and raised in front, with no quarKarl," said the lady, in the unmistakable tistic effect. The most important monument ters, and with a thick sole made of cork. Saxon accent; “I am so frightfully hungry!” | in this respect is that in the Villa Ludovisi, In the Merovingian era, from the fifth to
"Two glass beer, one portion ham,” re- of which tbere is a copy in the park at Ver- the sixth century, accounts of the costume cited Karl, and hurried off.
sailles. It represents a vanquished Gaul are highly contradictory. The Roman monuThe man pulled a cigar from his pocket plunging into his breast the dagger with which ments, which prove little in themselves, repand lit it with a match. I had recognized he has just slain his wife. The latter is dressed resent the women with bare arms. But what him before-he kept a small cigar-shop on in a sagum, the dimensions of which do not makes it more likely that this is in accordSee - Strasse, in Dresden. He threw the exceed those of a neckerchief, and a short, ance with the fact, is the extreme severlighted match on the ground, and it burnt sleeveless tunic which covers a skirt falling ity with which the Salic law punished the there until the lady put out a small, arched down to the feet. The Roman arch at laying of hands upon the arms of a freefoot, neatly booted, and daintily extinguished Orange, commemorating the triumph of Mari.
This offense brought upon the culit. She was a pretty girl for a Saxon, espe- us over the Cimbri, shows us two other wom- prit a fine equal to tbat imposed for stealing cially a Saxon in her humble rank of life. en with a single mantle above a skirt, the
“ Herr Kombustikoff,” said I to my Rus- body being bare as far as the waist. The In the time of Charlemagne the illuminasian friend, “I must leave you. I am very same mantle with a flap drawn over the head tions of the manuscripts represent the women sorry—but I have received a great shock. is found in the bass-reliefs on the frieze of invariably as wearing two robes with a manGood-night!” and I was gone before Karl the tomb called Amendola, in the Museum of teau thrown over the head in the manner of a returned with the raw ham and the beer, and the Capitol at Rome; a beautiful work in veil. The outer robe, provided with large, thus it happened that I went to bed so early which the little Gauls are represented playing short sleeves, is flowing, often open half-way that night. I rested ill; but it would have in childish light-heartedness around their cap- | up, leaving uncovered the under robe, which fared yet worse with me had I known then, tive and desolate mothers.
sweeps the ground and has close sleeres. what I discovered next morning, that my After the Roman conquest the usages of In the early feudal times their costume too-courteous Russian had gone off after the Gauls by degrees assimilated with those had little changed from that of Charlemagne. having paid for my punch as well as for his of the conquerors, who were the best admin- A caprice of the tenth century consisted in own! Did he imagine that I meant to bar. istrators the world has ever seen. The qual. | tucking the flaps of the tunic in the girdle in ter my instruction for the price of the bev- ity of Roman citizen, which from step to such a way that the skirt fell in front and beerage to which it related ? May this page step might lead to the highest offices of the hind in folds like those of a bed-curtain. meet his eye, and discover to bim, at last, the state, was a reward to the provincials for Of the two tunics with which the body true cause of my unceremonious behavior. public services, which Cæsar lavishly be- was clothed, the under was called chainse, the
(CONCLUSION NEXT WEEK.] stowed. Those obtaining it adopted the Ro. outer bliaud. Chainse is, in very old French,