A FRAGMENT OF A TRUE HISTORY.
ALOYSIUS VON G----- was the son of a citizen of distinction, in the service of -----, and the germs of his fertile genius had been early developed by a liberal education. While yet very young, but already well grounded in the principles of knowledge, he entered the military service of his sovereign, to whom he soon made himself known as a young man of great merit, and still greater promise. G----- was now in the full glow of youth, so also was the prince. G----- was ardent and enterprising; the prince, of a similar disposition, loved such characters. Endued with brilliant wit, and a rich fund of information, G----- possessed the art of ingratiating himself with all around him; he enlivened every circle in which he moved, by his felicitous humour, and infused life and spirit into every subject that came before him. The prince had discernment enough to appreciate in another those virtues which he himself possessed in an eminent degree. Every thing which G----- undertook, even to his very sports, had an air of grandeur; no difficulties could daunt him, no failures vanquish his perseverance. The value of these qualities was increased by an attractive person, the perfect image of blooming health and herculean strength, and heightened by the eloquent expression natural to an active mind; to these was added a certain native and unaffected dignity, chastened