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TheProjectGutenbergeBook,TheBravoofVenice,byHeinrichZschokke, EditedbyHenryMorley,TranslatedbyM G Lewis ThiseBookisfortheuseofanyoneanywhereintheUnitedStatesandmost otherpartsoftheworldatnocostandwithalmostnorestrictions whatsoever Youmaycopyit,giveitawayorre-useitunderthetermsof theProjectGutenbergLicenseincludedwiththiseBookoronlineat www.gutenberg.org IfyouarenotlocatedintheUnitedStates,you'llhave tocheckthelawsofthecountrywhereyouarelocatedbeforeusingthisebook Title:TheBravoofVenice ARomance Author:HeinrichZschokke Editor:HenryMorley ReleaseDate:September27,2014 [eBook#2706] [ThisfilewasfirstpostedonJune30,2000] Language:English Charactersetencoding:ISO-646-US(US-ASCII) ***STARTOFTHEPROJECTGUTENBERGEBOOKTHEBRAVOOFVENICE*** Transcribedfromthe1886Cassell&CompanyeditionbyDavidPrice,email ccx074@pglaf.org CASSELL’SNATIONALLIBRARY THE BRAVOOFVENICE AROMANCE TRANSLATEDFROMTHEGERMAN BY M G LEWIS Decorativegraphic CASSELL&COMPANY,LIMITED: LONDON,PARIS,NEWYORK&MELBOURNE 1886 INTRODUCTION MATTHEWGREGORYLEWIS,whoprofessedtohavetranslatedthisromanceoutof theGerman,verymuch,Ibelieve,asHoraceWalpoleprofessedtohavetaken TheCastleofOtrantofromanoldItalianmanuscript,wasbornin1775ofa wealthyfamily HisfatherhadanestateinIndiaandapostinaGovernment office HismotherwasdaughtertoSirThomasSewell,MasteroftheRollsin thereignofGeorgeIII Shewasayoungmother;hersonMatthewwasdevoted toherfromthefirst Asachildhecalledher“Fanny,”andasamanheldfirmly byherwhenshewasdesertedbyherhusband FromWestminsterSchool,M G LewispassedtoChristChurch,Oxford Alreadyhewasbusyovertalesand plays,andwroteatcollegeafarce,neveracted,acomedy,writtenattheageof sixteen,TheEastIndian,afterwardsplayedforMrs Jordan’sbenefitand repeatedwithgreatsuccess,andalsoanovel,neverpublished,calledThe EffusionsofSensibility,whichwasaburlesqueuponthesentimentalschool He wrotealsowhathecalled“aromanceinthestyleofTheCastleofOtranto,” whichappearedafterwardsastheplayofTheCastleSpectre Withhismindthusinterestedinliteratureoftheromanticform,youngLewis, agedseventeen,afterasummerinParis,wenttoGermany,settledforatimeat Weimar,and,ashetoldhismother,knockedhisbrainsagainstGermanashard aseverhecould “Ihavebeenintroduced,”hewrote,inJuly,1792,“toM de Goethe,thecelebratedauthorofWerter,soyoumustnotbesurprisedifIshould shootmyselfoneofthesefinemornings.” Inthespringof1793theyouth returnedtoEngland,veryfullofGermanromantictaleandsong,andwithmore papercoveredwithwildfanciesofhisown AfterthenextChristmashe returnedtoOxford TherewasavisittoLordDouglasatBothwellCastle;there wasnotmuchacademicworkdoneatOxford Hisfather’sdesirewastotrain himforthediplomaticservice,andinthesummerof1794hewenttotheHague asattachétotheBritishEmbassy HehadbeguntowritehisnovelofTheMonk, hadflagged,butwasspurredonattheHaguebyareadingofMrs Radcliffe’s MysteriesofUdolpho,abookafterhisownheart,andhewrotetohismotherat thistime,“YouseeIamhorriblybitbytherageofwriting.” TheMonkwaswrittenintenweeks,andpublishedinthesummerof1795, beforeitsauthor’sagewastwenty Itwaspraised,attacked,saidbyonereview tohaveneitheroriginality,morals,norprobabilitytorecommendit,yettohave excitedandtobecontinuingtoexcitethecuriosityofthepublic:aresultset downtothe“irresistibleenergyofgenius.” Certainly,Lewisdidnottrouble himselftokeepprobabilityinview;heamusedhimselfwithwildplayofafancy thatdelightedinthewonderful ThecontroversyoverTheMonkcausedthe youngauthortobeknownasMonkLewis,andthewordMonkhastothisday takentheplaceofthewordsMatthewGregorysogenerally,thatmany catalogue-makersmustinnocentlysupposehimtohavebeensonamedatthe font TheauthorofTheMonkcamebackfromtheHaguetobereceivedasa younglioninLondonsociety WhenhecameofageheenteredParliamentfor Hindon,inWiltshire,butseldomwenttotheHouse,neverspokeinit,and retiredafterafewsessions Hisdelightwasintheuseofthepen;hisfather, althoughdisappointedbyhisfailureasastatesman,allowedhimathousanda year,andhetookacottageatBarnes,thathemightthereescapefromtheworld tohisink-bottle HewasafrequentvisitoratInveraryCastle,andwas fascinatedbyhishost’sdaughter,LadyCharlotteCampbell Stillhewroteon ThemusicaldramaofTheCastleSpectrewasproducedintheyearafterThe Monk,anditransixtynights HetranslatednextSchiller’sKabaleundLiebeas TheMinister,butitwasnotactedtillitappeared,withlittlesuccess,someyears afterwardsatCoventGardenasTheHarper’sDaughter Hetranslatedfrom Kotzebue,underthenameofRolla,thedramasupersededbySheridan’sversion ofthesameworkasPizarro Thencametheacting,in1799,ofhiscomedy writteninboyhood,TheEastIndian Thencame,inthesameyear,hisfirst opera,AdelmorntheOutlaw;thenatragedy,Alfonso,KingofCastile Ofthe originofthistragedyLewisgaveacharacteristicaccount “Hearingoneday,”he said,“myintroductionofnegroesintoafeudalbaron’scastle”(inTheCastle Spectre)“exclaimedagainstwithasmuchvehemenceasifadramatic anachronismhadbeenanoffenceundeservingofbenefitofclergy,Isaidina momentofpetulance,thattoproveofhowlittleconsequenceIesteemedsuch errors,IwouldmakeaplayupontheGunpowderPlot,andmakeGuyFauxin lovewiththeEmperorCharlemagne’sdaughter Bysomechanceorother,this ideafasteneditselfuponme,andbydintofturningitinmymind,Iatlength formedtheplotofAlfonso.” TothattimeinLewis’slifebelongsthisbook,TheBravoofVenice;whichwas publishedin1804,whenthewriter’sagewastwenty-nine Itwaswrittenat InveraryCastle,dedicatedtotheEarlofMoira,andreceivedasoneofthemost perfectlittleromancesofitskind,“highlycharacteristicoftheexquisite contrivance,boldcolouring,andprofoundmysteryoftheGermanschool.” In 1805Lewisrecastitintoamelodrama,whichhecalledRugantino H.M BooktheFirst CHAPTERI VENICE ITwasevening Multitudesoflightclouds,partiallyilluminedbythe moonbeams,overspreadthehorizon,andthroughthemfloatedthefullmoonin tranquilmajesty,whilehersplendourwasreflectedbyeverywaveofthe AdriaticSea Allwashushedaround;gentlywasthewaterrippledbythenight wind;gentlydidthenightwindsighthroughtheColonnadesofVenice Itwasmidnight;andstillsatastranger,solitaryandsad,ontheborderofthe greatcanal Nowwithaglancehemeasuredthebattlementsandproudtowers ofthecity;andnowhefixedhismelancholyeyesuponthewaterswithavacant stare Atlengthhespoke— “WretchthatIam,whithershallIgo? HeresitIinVenice,andwhatwouldit availtowanderfurther? Whatwillbecomeofme? Allnowslumber,save myself!theDogerestsonhiscouchofdown;thebeggar’sheadpresseshisstraw pillow;butformethereisnobedexceptthecold,dampearth! Thereisno gondoliersowretchedbutheknowswheretofindworkbydayandshelterby night—whileI—whileI—Oh!dreadfulisthedestinyofwhichIammadethe sport!” Hebegantoexamineforthetwentiethtimethepocketsofhistatteredgarments “No!notonepaolo,byheavens!—andIhungeralmosttodeath.” Heunsheathedhissword;hewaveditinthemoonshine,andsighed,ashe markedtheglitteringofthesteel “No,no,myoldtruecompanion,thouandImustneverpart Minethoushalt remain,thoughIstarveforit Oh,wasnotthatagoldentimewhenValeriagave theetome,andwhenshethrewthebeltovermyshoulder,Ikissedtheeand Valeria? Shehasdesertedusforanotherworld,butthouandIwillneverpartin this.” Hewipedawayadropwhichhunguponhiseyelid “Pshaw!’twasnotatear;thenightwindissharpandbitter,andmakestheeyes water;butasfortears—Absurd!myweepingdaysareover.” Andashespoke,theunfortunate(forsuchbyhisdiscourseandsituationhe appearedtobe)dashedhisforeheadagainsttheearth,andhislipswerealready unclosedtocursethehourwhichgavehimbeing,whenheseemedsuddenlyto recollecthimself Herestedhisheadonhiselbow,andsangmournfullythe burthenofasongwhichhadoftendelightedhischildhoodinthecastleofhis ancestors “Right,”hesaidtohimself;“wereItosinkundertheweightofmydestiny,I shouldbemyselfnolonger.” Atthatmomentheheardarustlingatnogreatdistance Helookedaround,and inanadjacentstreet,whichthemoonfaintlyenlightened,heperceivedatall figure,wrappedinacloak,pacingslowlybackwardsandforwards “’TisthehandofGodwhichhathguidedhimhither—yes—I’ll—I’llbeg— bettertoplaythebeggarinVenicethanthevillaininNaples;forthebeggar’s heartmaybeatnobly,thoughcoveredwithrags.” Hethensprangfromtheground,andhastenedtowardstheadjoiningstreet Just asheentereditatoneend,heperceivedanotherpersonadvancingthroughthe other,ofwhoseapproachthefirstwasnosoonerawarethanhehastilyretired intotheshadowofapiazza,anxioustoconcealhimself “Whatcanthismean?”thoughtourmendicant “Isyoneavesdropperoneof death’sunlicensedministers? Hashereceivedtheretainingfeeofsome impatientheir,whopantstopossessthewealthoftheunluckyknavewhocomes strollingalongyonder,socarelessandunconscious? Benotsoconfident,honest friend! I’matyourelbow.” Heretiredfurtherintotheshade,andsilentlyandslowlydrewnearthelurker, whostirrednotfromhisplace Thestrangerhadalreadypassedthemby,when theconcealedvillainsprangsuddenlyuponhim,raisedhisrighthandinwhicha poniardwasgleaming,andbeforehecouldgivetheblow,wasfelledtotheearth bythearmofthemendicant Thestrangerturnedhastilytowardsthem;thebravostartedupandfled;the beggarsmiled “Hownow?”criedthestranger;“whatdoesallthismean?” “Oh,’tisamerejest,signor,whichhasonlypreservedyourlife.” “What?mylife? Howso?” “Thehonestgentlemanwhohasjusttakentohisheelsstolebehindyouwithtrue cat-likecaution,andhadalreadyraisedhisdagger,whenIsawhim Youowe yourlifetome,andtheserviceisrichlyworthonelittlepieceofmoney! Give mesomealms,signor,foronmysoulIamhungry,thirsty,cold.” “Hence,scurvycompanion! Iknowyouandyourtrickstoowell Thisisalla concertedschemebetweenyou,adesignuponmypurse,anattempttoprocure bothmoneyandthanks,andunderthelamepretenceofhavingsavedmefrom anassassin Go,fellow,go!practisethesedaintydevicesontheDoge’scredulity ifyouwill;butwithBuonarottiyoustandnochance,believeme.” Thewretchedstarvingbeggarstoodlikeonepetrified,andgazedonthetaunting stranger “No,asIhaveasoultosave,signor,’tisnolieItellyou!—’tistheplaintruth; havecompassion,orIdiethisnightofhunger.” “Begonethisinstant,Isay,orbyHeaven—” Theunfeelingmanheredrewoutaconcealedpistol,andpointeditathis preserver “MercifulHeaven!andisitthusthatservicesareacknowledgedinVenice?” “Thewatchisatnogreatdistance,Ineedonlyraisemyvoiceand—” “Hellandconfusion!doyoutakemeforarobber,then?” “Makenonoise,Itellyou Bequiet—youhadbetter.” “Harkyou,signor Buonarottiisyourname,Ithink? Iwillwriteitdownas belongingtothesecondscoundrelwithwhomIhavemetinVenice.” Hepausedforamoment,thencontinuinginadreadfulvoice,“Andwhen,”said he,“thou,Buonarotti,shalthereafterhearthenameofAbellino—tremble!” Abellinoturnedaway,andleftthehard-heartedVenetian CHAPTERII THEBANDITTI ANDnowrushedtheunfortunatewildlythroughthestreetsofVenice Herailed atfortune;helaughedandcursedbyturns;yetsometimeshesuddenlystood still,seemedasponderingonsomegreatandwondrousenterprise,andthen againrushedonwards,asifhasteningtoitsexecution ProppedagainstacolumnoftheSignoria,hecountedoverthewholesumofhis misfortunes Hiswanderingeyeballsappearedtoseekcomfort,buttheyfoundit not “Fate,”heatlengthexclaimedinaparoxysmofdespair,“Fatehascondemned metobeeitherthewildestofadventurers,oroneattherelationofwhosecrimes theworldmustshudder Toastonishismydestiny Rosalvocanknowno medium;Rosalvocanneveractlikecommonmen Isitnotthehandoffate whichhasledmehither? Whocouldeverhavedreamtthatthesonoftherichest lordinNaplesshouldhavedependedforabeggar’salmsonVenetiancharity? I —I,whofeelmyselfpossessedofstrengthofbodyandenergyofsoulfitfor executingthemostdaringdeeds,beholdmecreepinginragsthroughthestreets ofthisinhospitablecity,andtorturingmywitsinvaintodiscoversomemeans bywhichImayrescuelifefromthejawsoffamine! Thosemenwhommy munificencenourished,whoatmytablebathedtheirworthlesssoulsinthe choicestwinesofCyprus,andgluttedthemselveswitheverydelicacywhichthe globe’sfourquarterscouldsupply,theseverymennowdenytomynecessity evenamiserablecrustofmouldybread Oh,thatisdreadful,cruel—cruelof men—cruelofHeaven!” Hepaused,foldedhisarms,andsighed “YetwillIbearit—Iwillsubmittomydestiny Iwilltraverseeverypathandgo througheverydegreeofhumanwretchedness;andwhate’ermaybemyfate,I willstillbemyself;andwhate’ermaybemyfate,Iwillstillactgreatly! Away, then,withtheCountRosalvo,whomallNaplesidolised;now—now,Iamthe beggarAbellino Abeggar—thatnamestandslastinthescaleofworldlyrank, butfirstinthelistofthefamishing,theoutcast,andtheunworthy.” Somethingrustlednearhim Abellinogazedaround Hewasawareofthe pain,andtodryupthetearsofsufferinginnocence—thatwasFlodoardo’s proudesttriumph! Flodoardoandthou—! Wretch,whommanyableeding ghosthaslongsinceaccusedbeforethethroneofheaven,darestthoutoprofane thenameofFlodoardo!” Abellino(proudandearnest).—Rosabella,wiltthouforsakeme? Wiltthou retractthypromise? Look,Rosabella,andbeconvinced:I,thebravo,andthy Flodoardoarethesame Hesaid,removingthepatchfromhiseye,andpassedahandkerchiefoverhis faceonceortwice Inaninstanthiscomplexionwasaltered,hisbushy eyebrowsandstraightblackhairdisappeared,hisfeatureswerereplacedintheir naturalsymmetry,andlo!thehandsomeFlorentinestoodbeforethewhole assembly,dressedinthehabitofthebravoAbellino Abellino.—Markme,Rosabella! Seventimesover,andseventimesagain,willI changemyappearance,evenbeforeyoureyes,andthatsoartfullythat,studyme asyouwill,thetransformationshalldeceiveyou ButchangeasImay,ofone thingbeassured:IamthemanwhomyoulovedasFlodoardo TheDogegazedandlistenedwithoutbeingabletorecoverfromhisconfusion, buteverynowandthenthewords“Dreadful!dreadful!”escapedfromhislips, andhewrunghishandsinagony AbellinoapproachedRosabella,andsaidin thetoneofsupplication:“Rosabella,wiltthoubreakthypromise? AmIno longerdeartothee?” Rosabellawasunabletoanswer;shestoodlikeonechangedtoastatue,and fixedhermotionlesseyesonthebravo Abellinotookhercoldhandandpressedittohislips “Rosabella,”saidhe,“artthoustillmine?” Rosabella.—Flodoardo,oh!thatIhadneverloved,hadneverseenthee! Abellino.—RosabellawiltthoustillbethebrideofFlodoardo?wiltthoube“the Bravo’sBride?” LovestruggledwithabhorrenceinRosabella’sbosom,andpainfulwasthe contest Abellino.—Hearme,belovedone! ItwasfortheethatIhavediscoveredmyself —thatIhavedeliveredmyselfintothehandsofjustice Forthee—oh,what wouldInotdoforthee! Rosabella,Iwaitbuttohearonesyllablefromyour lips;speakbutadecisiveyesorno,andallisended Rosabella,dostthoulove mestill? Andstillsheanswerednot;butshethrewuponhimalookinnocentandtender aseverbeamedfromtheeyeofanangel,andthatlookbetrayedbuttooplainly thatthemiscreantwasstillmasterofherheart Sheturnedfromhimhastily, threwherselfintoCamilla’sarms,andexclaimed,“Godforgiveyou,man,for torturingmesocruelly!” TheDogehadbythistimerecoveredfromhisstupor Hestartedfromhischair, threatsflashedfromhiseyes,andhislipstrembledwithpassion Herushed towardsAbellino;butthesenatorsthrewthemselvesinhispassage,andheldhim backbyforce Inthemeanwhilethebravoadvancedtowardshimwiththemost insolentcomposure,andrequestedhimtocalmhisagitation “DogeofVenice,”saidhe,“willyoukeepyourpromise? Thatyougaveitto me,thesenoblelordsandladiescantestify.” Andreas.—Monster!miscreant! Oh!howartfullyhasthisplanbeenlaidto ensnareme! Tellme,Venetians,tosuchacreditoramIobligedtodischargemy fearfuldebt? Longhashebeenplayingadeceitfulbloodypart;thebravestof ourcitizenshavefallenbeneathhisdagger,anditwasthepriceoftheirblood whichhasenabledhimtoactthenoblemaninVenice Thencomeshetomein disguiseofamanofhonour,seducestheheartofmyunfortunateRosabella, obtainsmypromisebyanartfultrick,andnowclaimsthemaidenforhisbride, inthehopethatthehusbandoftheDoge’sniecewilleasilyobtainanabsolution forhiscrimes Tellme,Venetians,oughtItokeepmywordwiththismiscreant? AlltheSenators.—No,no,bynomeans Abellino(withsolemnity).—Ifyouhaveoncepledgedyourword,yououghtto keepit,thoughgiventothePrinceofDarkness Oh,fie,fie! Abellino,how shamefullyhastthoubeendeceivedinthyreckoning IthoughtIhadtodowith menofhonour Oh!howgrosslyhaveIbeenmistaken (Inaterriblevoice.)— Onceagain,andforthelasttime,Iaskyou,DogeofVenice,wiltthoubreakthy princelyword? Andreas(inthetoneofauthority).—Giveupyourarms Abellino.—Andyouwillreallywithholdfrommemyjustreward? Shallitbein vainthatIdeliveredAbellinointoyourpower? Andreas.—ItwastothebraveFlodoardothatIpromisedRosabella Inever enteredintoanyengagementwiththemurdererAbellino LetFlodoardoclaim myniece,andsheishis;butAbellinocanhavenoclaimtoher AgainIsaylay downyourarms Abellino(laughingwildly).—ThemurdererAbellino,sayyou? Ho!ho! Beit yourcaretokeepyourownpromises,andtroublenotyourselfaboutmy murders,theyaremyaffair,andIwarrantIshallfindawordortwotosayin defenceofthem,whenthejudgmentdayarrives Gonzaga(totheDoge).—Whatdreadfulblasphemy Abellino.—Oh,goodLordCardinal,intercedeinmybehalf,youknowmewell;I havealwaysactedbyyoulikeamanofhonour,thatatleastyoucannotdeny Sayawordinmyfavour,then,goodLordCardinal Gonzaga(angrily,andwithimperiousdignity).—Addressnotthyselftome, miscreant WhatcanstthouandIhavetodotogether? VenerableAndreas, delaynolonger;lettheguardsbecalledin Abellino.—What? Istherethennohopeforme? Doesnoonefeelcompassion forthewretchedAbellino? What!noone?—(apause)—Allaresilent?—all! ’Tisenough Thenmyfateisdecided—callinyourguards Rosabella(withascreamofagony,springingforward,andfallingatthefeetof theDoge).—Mercy,mercy! Pardonhim—pardonAbellino! Abellino(inrapture).—Sayestthouso? Ho!ho!thenanangelpraysforAbellino inhislastmoments Rosabella(claspingtheDoge’sknees).—Havemercyonhim,myfriend,my father,heisasinner;butleavehimtothejusticeofHeaven Heisasinner,but oh,Rosabellaloveshimstill Andreas(pushingherawaywithindignation).—Away,unworthygirl;yourave Abellinofoldedhisarms,gazedwitheagernessonwhatwaspassing,andtears gushedintohisbrillianteyes RosabellacaughttheDoge’shand,asheturnedto leaveher,kissedittwice,andsaid,“Ifyouhavenomercyonhim,thenhave noneonme ThesentencewhichyoupassonAbellinowillbemine;’tisformy ownlifethatIpleadaswellasAbellino’s Father,dearfather,rejectnotmysuit, butsparehim.” Andreas(inanangryanddecidedtone).—Abellinodies Abellino.—Andcanyoulookonwithdryeyeswhilethatinnocentdovebleeds atyourfeet? Go,barbarian;youneverlovedRosabellaasshedeserved Now sheisyoursnolonger Sheismine,sheisAbellino’s Heraisedherfromtheground,andpressedherpalelipsagainsthisown “Rosabella,thouartmine;deathalonecanpartus ThoulovestmeasIwouldbe loved;Iamblestwhate’ermayhappen,andcannowsetfortuneatdefiance To business,then.” HereplacedRosabella,whowasalmostfainting,onthebosomofCamilla,then advancedintothemiddleofthechamber,andaddressedtheassemblywithan undauntedair— “Venetians,youaredeterminedtodelivermeuptotheaxeofjustice;thereisfor menohopeofmercy ’Tiswell,actasyouplease;butereyousitinjudgment overme,signors,Ishalltakethelibertyofpassingsentenceuponsomefewof you Nowmarkme,youseeinmethemurdererofConari,themurdererof PaoloManfrone,themurdererofLomellino Idenyitnot Butwouldyouknow theillustriouspersonswhopaidmefortheuseofmydagger?” Withthesewordsheputawhistletohislips,soundedit,andinstantlythedoors flewopen,theguardsrushedin,anderetheyhadtimetorecollectthemselves, thechiefconspiratorswereincustody,anddisarmed “Guardthemwell,”saidAbellino,inaterriblevoicetothesentinels;“youhave yourorders NobleVenetians,lookonthesevillains;itistothemthatyouare indebtedforthelossofyourthreecitizens Iaccuseofthosemurdersone,two, three,four,andmygoodLordCardinaltherehasthehonourtobethefifth.” Motionlessandbewilderedstoodtheaccused;tale-tellingconfusionspokein everyfeaturethatthechargewastrue,andnoonewasboldenoughtocontradict Abellino “Whatcanallthismean?”askedthesenatorsofeachother,intheutmost surpriseandconfusion “Thisisallashamefulartifice,”theCardinalatlengthcontrivedtosay;“the villain,perceivingthathehasnochanceofescapingpunishment,iswilling,out ofmereresentment,toinvolveusinhisdestruction.” Contarino(recoveringhimself).—Inthewickednessofhislifehehassurpassed allformermiscreants,andnowheistryingtosurpasstheminthewickednessof hisdeath Abellino(withmajesty).—Besilent Iknowyourwholeplot,haveseenyourlist ofproscriptions,amwellinformedofyourwholearrangement,andatthe momentthatIspeaktoyoutheofficersofjusticeareemployed,bymyorders,in seizingthegentlemenwiththewhiteribbonsroundtheirarms,whothisvery nightintendedtooverturnVenice Besilent,fordefencewerevain Andreas(inastonishment)—Abellino,whatisthemeaningofallthis? Abellino.—NeithermorenorlessthanthatAbellinohasdiscoveredanddefeated aconspiracyagainsttheconstitutionofVeniceandthelifeofitsDoge! The bravo,inreturnforyourkindintentionofsendinghimtodestructioninafew hours,haspreservedyoufromit Vitalba(totheaccused).—NobleVenetians,youaresilentunderthisheavy charge Abellino.—Theyarewise,fornodefencecannowavailthem Theirtroopsare alreadydisarmed,andlodgedinseparatedungeonsoftheStateprison;visitthem there,andyouwilllearnmore YounowunderstandprobablythatIdidnot orderthedoorsofthissaloontobeguardedforthepurposeofseizingtheterrible bravoAbellino,butoftakingthoseheroesintosecurecustody Andnow,Venetians,comparetogetheryourconductandmine Atthehazardof mylifehaveIpreservedtheStatefromruin Disguisedasabravo,Idaredto entertheassemblyofthoseruthlessvillains,whosedaggerslaidVenicewaste I haveenduredforyoursakesstorm,andrain,andfrost,andheat;Ihavewatched foryoursafetywhileyouweresleeping Veniceowestomycareher constitutionandyourlives;andyetaremyservicesdeservingofnoreward? All thishaveIdoneforRosabellaofCorfu,andyetwillyouwithholdfrommemy promisedbride? Ihavesavedyoufromdeath,havesavedthehonourofyour wives,andthethroatsofyourinnocentchildrenfromtheknifeoftheassassin Men!men!andyetwillyousendmetothescaffold? Lookonthislist! Seehowmanyamongyouwouldhavebledthisnight,hadit notbeenforAbellino,andseewherethemiscreantsstandbywhomyouwould havebled! Readyounotineveryfeaturethattheyarealreadycondemnedby heavenandtheirownconscience? Doesasinglemouthuncloseitselfin exculpation? Doesasinglemovementoftheheadgivethelietomycharge? YetthetruthofwhatIhaveadvancedshallbemadestillmoreevident Heturnedhimselftotheconspirators “Markme!”saidhe,“thefirstamongyouwhoacknowledgesthetruthshall receiveafreepardon Iswearit,I,thebravoAbellino!” Theconspiratorsremainedsilent SuddenlyMemmostartedforwardandthrew himselftremblingattheDoge’sfeet “Venetians,”heexclaimed,“Abellinohastoldyoutrue.” “’Tisfalse,’tisfalse!”exclaimedtheaccusedaltogether “Silence!”criedAbellino,inavoiceofthunder,whiletheindignationwhich flamedineveryfeaturestruckterrorintohishearers:“Silence,Isay,andhear me,orratherheartheghostsofyourvictims Appear,appear!”criedthis dreadfulman,inatonestilllouder:“’Tistime!” Againhesoundedhiswhistle Thefoldingdoorswerethrownopen,andthere stoodtheDoge’smuchlamentedfriends—Conari,Lomellino,andManfrone “Wearebetrayed!”shoutedContarino,whodrewoutaconcealeddagger,and plungeditinhisbosomuptotheveryhilt Andnowwhatasceneofrapturefollowed Tearsstreameddownthesilver beardofAndreas,asherushedintothearmsofhislong-lostcompanions;tears bedewedthecheeksofthevenerabletriumvirate,astheyoncemoreclaspedthe kneesoftheirprince,theirfriend,theirbrother Theseexcellentmen,these heroes,neverhadAndreashopedtomeetthemagaintilltheyshouldmeetin heaven;andAndreasblessedheavenforpermittinghimtomeetthemoncemore onearth Thesefourmen,whohadvaluedeachotherinthefirstdawnofyouth, whohadfoughtbyeachother’ssidesinmanhood,werenowassembledinage, andvaluedeachothermorethanever Thespectatorsgazedwithuniversal interestonthescenebeforethem,andthegoodoldsenatorsmingledtearsofjoy withthoseshedbythere-unitedcompanions Inthehappydeliriumofthis moment,nothingbutAndreasandhisfriendswereattendedto;noonewas awarethattheconspiratorsandtheself-murdererContarinowereremovedby theguardsfromthesaloon;noonebutCamillaobservedRosabella,whothrew herselfsobbingonthebosomofthehandsomebravo,andrepeatedathousand times,“Abellino,then,isnotamurderer!” Atlengththeybegantorecollectthemselvestheylookedroundthem—andthe firstwordswhichbrokefromeverylipwere—“Hail,saviourofVenice!”—The roofrungwiththenameofAbellino,andunnumberedblessingsaccompanied thename ThatveryAbellino,whonotanhourbeforehadbeendoomedtothescaffoldby thewholeassembly,nowstoodcalmanddignifiedasagodbeforetheadoring spectators;andnowheviewedwithcomplacencythemenwhoseliveshehad saved,andnowhiseyedweltwithraptureonthewomanwhoselovewasthe rewardofallhisdangers “Abellino!”saidAndreasadvancingtothebravo,andextendinghishand towardshim “IamnotAbellino,”repliedhe,smiling,whilehepressedtheDoge’shand respectfullytohislips“neitheramIFlodoardoofFlorence Iambybirtha Neapolitan,andbynameRosalvo ThedeathofmyinveterateenemythePrince ofMonaldeschimakesitnolongernecessarytoconcealwhoIreallyam.” “Monaldeschi?”repeatedAndreas,withalookofanxiety “Fearnot,”continuedRosalvo;“Monaldeschi,itistrue,fellbymyhand,butfell inhonourablecombat Thebloodwhichstainedhisswordflowedfrommy veins,andinhislastmomentsconscienceassertedherempireinhisbosom He diednottillhehadwritteninhistabletsthemostpositivedeclarationofmy innocenceastothecrimeswithwhichhishatredhadcontrivedtoblackenme; andhealsoinstructedmebywhatmeansImightobtainatNaplestherestoration ofmyforfeitedestatesandthere-establishmentofmyinjuredhonour Those meanshavebeenalreadyefficacious,andallNaplesisbythistimeinformedof theartsbywhichMonaldeschiprocuredmybanishment,andofthemanyplots whichhelaidformydestruction;plots,whichmadeitnecessaryformetodrop myowncharacter,andnevertoappearbutindisguise Aftervariouswanderings chanceledmetoVenice Myappearancewassomuchaltered,thatIdreaded notdiscovery,butIdreaded(andwithreason)perishinginyourstreetswith hunger Inthissituationaccidentbroughtmeacquaintedwiththebanditti,by whomVenicewastheninfested Iwillinglyunitedmyselftotheirsociety,partly withaviewofpurifyingtheRepublicfromthepresenceofthesewretches,and partlyinthehopeofdiscoveringthroughthemthemoreillustriousvillainsby whomtheirdaggerswereemployed Iwassuccessful Ideliveredthebanditti uptojustice,andstabbedtheircaptaininRosabella’ssight Iwasnowtheonly bravoinVenice Everyscoundrelwasobligedtohaverecoursetome I discoveredtheplansoftheconspirators,andnowyouknowthemalso Ifound thatthedeathsoftheDoge’sthreefriendshadbeendeterminedon;andinorder toobtainfullconfidencewiththeconfederates,itwasnecessarytopersuade themthatthesemenhadfallenbeneathmydagger Nosoonerhadmyplanbeen formedthanIimpartedittoLomellino He,andheonly,wasmyconfidantin thisbusiness HepresentedmetotheDogeasthesonofadeceasedfriend;he assistedmewithhisadvice;hefurnishedmewithkeystothosedoorstothe publicgardens,whichnonewerepermittedtopassthroughexceptAndreasand hisparticularfriends,andwhichfrequentlyenabledmetoeludepursuit;he showedmeseveralprivatepassagesinthepalacebywhichIcouldpenetrate unobservedevenintotheDoge’sverybed-chamber Whenthetimeforhis disappearancearrived,henotonlyreadilyconsentedtolieconcealedinaretreat knownonlytoourselves,butwasalsothemeansofinducingManfroneand Conaritojoinhiminhisretirement,tillthefortunateissueofthisday’s adventurepermittedmetosetthemoncemoreatliberty Thebandittiexistno longer;theconspiratorsareinchains;myplansareaccomplished;andnow, Venetians,ifyoustillthinkhimdeservingofit,herestandsthebravoAbellino, andyoumayleadhimtothescaffoldwhenyouwill.” “Tothescaffold!”exclaimedatoncetheDoge,thesenators,andthewhole crowdofnobility;andeveryoneburstintoenthusiasticpraisesofthedauntless Neapolitan “Oh,Abellino,”exclaimedAndreas,whilehewipedawayatear,“Iwouldgladly givemyducalbonnettobesuchabravoasthouhastbeen ‘Doge,’didthou oncesaytome,‘thouandIarethetwogreatestmeninVenice,’butoh,how muchgreateristhebravothantheDoge! Rosabellaisthatjewel,thanwhichI havenothingintheworldmoreprecious;Rosabellaisdearertomethanan emperor’scrown;Rosabellaisthine.” “Abellino,”saidRosabella,andextendedherhandtothehandsomeBravo “Triumph!”criedhe,“RosabellaistheBravo’sBride,”andheclaspedthe blushingmaidtohisbosom CHAPTERVII CONCLUSION ANDnowitwouldnotbeatallamisstomakeCountRosalvositdownquietly betweenthegoodoldDogeandhislovelyniece;andthencausehimtorelatethe motiveofMonaldeschi’shatred,inwhatmannerhelostValeria,whatcrimes wereimputedtohim,andhowheescapedfromtheassassinssentinpursuitof himbyhisenemy;howhehadlongwanderedfromplacetoplace,andhowhe hadatlengthlearned,duringhisabodeinBohemiawithagangofgipsies,such meansofdisguisinghisfeaturesasenabledhimtodefythekeenestpenetration todiscoverinthebeggarAbellinotheonceadmiredCountRosalvo;howinthis disguisehehadreturnedtoItaly;andhowLomellino,havingascertainedthathe wasuniversallybelievedatNaplestohavelongsinceperishedbyshipwreck, andthereforethatneithertheofficersoftheInquisition,northeassassinsofhis enemieswerelikelytotroublethemselvesanymoreabouthim,hehadventured toresume,withsomeslightalterations,hisownappearanceatVenice;howthe arrivalofMonaldeschihadobligedhimtoconcealhimself,tillanopportunity offeredofpresentinghimselftothePrincewhenunattended,andofdemanding satisfactionforhisinjuries;howhehadbeenhimselfwoundedinseveralplaces byhisantagonist,thoughthecombatfinallyterminatedinhisfavour;howhe hadresolvedtomakeuseofMonaldeschi’sdeathtoterrifyAndreasstillfurther, andofParozzi’sconspiracytoobtainRosabella’shandoftheDoge;howhehad trembledlesttheheartofhismistressshouldhavebeenonlycaptivatedbythe romanticappearanceoftheadventurerFlodoardo,andhaverejectedhimwhen knowntobethebravoAbellino;howhehadresolvedtomakeuseoftheterror inspiredbytheassassintoputherlovetotheseveresttrial;andhow,hadshe failedinthattrial,hehaddeterminedtorenouncetheinconstantmaidforever; withmanyotherhows,whys,andwherefores,which,notbeingexplained,will,I doubt,leavemuchofthistaleinvolvedinmystery:butbeforeIbeginRosalvo’s history,Imustasktwoquestions—First—domyreaderslikethemannerin whichIrelateadventures? 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