Peterson's ladies national magazine
Sheffield, Frances Henrietta
Nelly Lee, p. 373
THE TWO GRENADIERS.-NELLY LEE. 878 monastery, so overrun with ivy that it was With flickering gold. Then the door closed scarcely discernible from the masses of foliage almost, but not quite, and an arrow of radiance that~hung over it, was an object of grave curi- shot out upon the night. The hind crept on his osity to the coQutry people who chanced to pass hands and knees to the crevice through which near it. Gleams of light brok e all, this light fell, and saw an altar brilliant with pointed windvows, taking a gorgeous richness flowers, and lighted up with a crowd of tapers. from the painted glass, and lltu ti the Before it knelt two people, a youth and a thick clusers of ivy, ta clung around the maiden, whose loveliness seemed unearthly, stone'work, with a singulrly weird effect. A and over them bent a priest, whose face was hind, going up from t forest, saw this sin- deep shadow; but the light trembled over his gular illumination, and stopped to gaze upo s ed vestments like sunshine on the wings of it, lost in profound awefor to him it was miracle of the Virgin, Falling upon kmoement in the chapel frightened the he began to pray; but was startled p 1n fled away. When he ventured at of horses passing so near him, th s t t k ack, the chapel was dark as mid- a lady's garment swept his face, bigl, and h the muffled tramp of horses for the time. When isit cle a nihborin forest-path. saw a monk standiug on e s TO NUD.) anda stream of lighit pavn h ur usd ger thin- There heard t That France Defeats, ay, ar And the Em 4>, NELL rthe the daisies star'd the grss, d roblns sung on every tree; ithesome wings th hors id e golden hours to Nella nd me. elly Lee !my love for thee ae no me Spring nor Suner's blooming; Arness all,cold as the pall, 1 athwhich thy beauty Is comsum1ng. niehdbe d itel lote~~l iet, mny sorrwsere forget- ras Heaven's own glory to a6dore thee. Oh! Nelly L The sunny And every jc Will mm, I tread the Where yot And blessed Like angel Oh! Nelly I When Aut Perhaps~A atr triffing.
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