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THE SUNDAY HERALD. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1890.
TO THE UNKNOWN GODDESS.
nv nuDVAitn kipmno.
Will you conquer my licnrt with your beauty,
my soul ffoinjr out from nfnr ?
Shnll I full to your hand as a victim of crafty ami
Hnvo I met you and passed you already, un
knowing, unthinking, and blind?
Shall I meet you next session at Simla, O sweet
est and best of your kind ?
Does the P. and O. bear you to mo ward, or, clad
In short frocks In the West,
Are you Browing tho charms that shall capturo
and torture tho heart In my breast?
Will you stay In tho Tlalns till September my
passion as warm as the day?
Will you bring mc to book on tho mountains, or
where tho thermantltlotos play?
When the light of your oyes shall make pallid
themean lesser lights I pursue,
And the charm of your presence shall lure mo
from lovo of the gay "thirteen two."
When the peg and tho pigskin shall please not;
when I buy mc Calcutta built clothes;
When I quit the Delight of Wild Asses; foro-
swearing the swearinc of oaths;
As h deer to tho hand of the hunter when I
turned 'mid tho gibes of my friends;
When tho days of my freedom are numbered,
and the life of tho bachelor ends.
Ah, goddess 1 child, spinster, or widow as of old
on Mars Hill when they raised
To the God that they knew not nn altar so I, a
young pagan, have praised
The goddess 1 know not nor worship; yet if half
that men tell mo be true
You will come in the future, and therefore these
verses are written to you.
A Matchmaker's Stratagem.
From London Truth.
In the opinion of matchmaking mothers
Jack Fairservice was a very objectionable per
son. Strange to say, this was not because he
was ill-lookinc or ill-bred, but for exactly tho
opposite reason. Good looks and good manners
do not, as a rule, make a man unpopular with
ladies of any age or condition; but, by a pe
culiar irony of fate, in Jack's case they did. If
he had been unattractive, mothers with mar
riageable daughters would only have ignored
him; but, being attractive, they absolutely de
The ground of their dislike lay In this: Jack
Fairservice was a detrimental. He had all the
qualifications for winning their daughters, and
none of the qualifications for marrying them.
Girls were constantly spoiling their chances
with other men by falling desperately In love
with him, while he had no money to set up
house, no energy to make money, and no de
sire to try. He was quite content to live on
his 150 a year, to go about in the society in
which his connections placed him, and to let
life slip past without effort or anxiety. It
could not be said that he encouraged girls to
ose their heads over him. He paid particular
attention to no one, but he was extremely
agreeable to all, and his good looks and pleas
ant manners, without design on his part, fre
quently made him conquests that he did not
Jack was a jovial, easy-going young fellow,
and he laughed alike at the anger of the
mothers and the devotion of the daughters, not
because he was heartless, but because he only
saw the folly of both. If a girl injured her
prospects by her behavior toward him he re
gretted it; but, as he had never provoked the
passion, he felt no responsibility for it. And in
the ordinary case, where no harm was done,
tho madness of the daughter and the rage of
the mother appeared to him equally silly and
One of the matrons who most cordially de
tested him wa3 his own aunt, Mrs. Hatch. The
Rev. Mr. Hatch, Jack's uncle by his mother's
side, was vicar of a fashionable West End
church and the possessor chieily through his
wife of a considerable fortune. Ho himself
was not unlike Jack jovial, easy-going, aud
good-natured, but resolute enough when his
feelings or his conscience were aroused. His wife,
who when he married her was a wealthy widow,
was very different. She was restless, bitter,
and ambitious. Moving in the best society and
mixing every day with people of wealth and
title, she was anxious to utilize her opportunities
to get her daughters well married, and any
thing or any person that seemed to stand in the
way of this consummation she regarded with
unspeakable hatred and disgust.
Mrs. Hatch iu this husband hunt was not act
uated by regard for her daughters' interests
she desired to see tho poor girls well married,
simply In order that she might thus bo enabled
to leave everything she possessed to her son,
Nathaniel Sheepy. The gentleman in question
was her only child Dy her fust husband, and she
cherished him with an infinite devotion. For
his sake she would have sacrificed herself, aud
she was determined to sacrifice her daughters,
though, Heaven knows, a more pitiful Idol
than Nathaniel human folly never worshiped.
Mrs. Hatch had not been very successful in
her design for disposing of her superfluous
daughters, and her failure she attributed to
two causes. Of course Jack was the first. She
thought that his frequent visits to her house
frightened off many less attractive but
wealthier men, and she hated him for that. Tho
other cause was Lily Huth. Lily Hutu was an
orphan niece of Mr. Hatch's, who lived with
him half as a relative and half as a governess to
the younger girls. She was absolutely penni
less, nut then she was remarkably pretty, and
Mrs. Hatch thought that her beauty by con
trast made the plain Misses Hatch look more
plain, and she hated her on this account. Jack
Fairservice was indepsndent of her, and he
could laugh at her ill-concealed aversion to
him. But, unfortunately, poor Lily Ruth was
a dependent, and on her tho angry woman
poured out the vials of her wrath.
Jack Fairservice being a kindly, good
natured fellow, tho cruelty with which ho fre
quently saw Mrs. Hatch treat his poor little
cousin UEed to rouse his hitter Indignation.
Tho Vicar also was indignant at his wife's
treatment of tho girl, and did everything in his
power to protect her. Sho was a constant
source of squabbles between Mr, and Mrs.
Hatch. Tho foiiner was always striving to
have her treated as a daughter, the latter to de
grade her to the level of a servant, and though
in some ways the Vicar carried his points in
others his patronago only added to Lily's
For a long time Jack and his undo were
agreed in all their views with regard to Lily
aud Mrs. Hatch's treatment of her, but of Into
a slight divergency had sprung up between
them. It arose in this way: Richard Wind
hand, a young curate of good family, had re
cently manifested a deep Interest iu Lily. Mr.
Wiudham had at first been an admirer of tho
eldest Miss Hatch, (Louisa,) but soon tho
sweeter disposition of Lily Kuth had weaned
his affections. Mrs. Hatch was furious at this,
as sho was anxious to havo Mr. Windham for a
son-in-law. Strange to say, Mr. Hatch took
sides with her In this matter. Ho discouraged
in every war Mr. Windham's attentions to
Lily and tried to drive them toward his daugh
ter. Jack was astonished at this behavior, and
remonstrated. Mr. Hatch explained that
though Mr. Windham had excellent prospects
ho was at present very poor. If he married
Lily ho and she for an indefinite timo would
have just 120 a year to live upon. If, how
ever, ho married Louie, Mrs. Hatch would get
him presented to a living which her cousin,
Lord Blackcock, had promised her for Nathan
iel Sheepy, and so the young couplo would bo
comfortable till Mr. Windham's prospects
were realized. Jack contended that Lily would
bo happier with Mr. Windham on 120 a year
than she was at present, but the Vicar would
not hear of so improvident a marriage. "Get
him a decent living," he said, "aud I'll bo de
lighted to see Lily and him married, but I can't
consent to her settling down with nothing but
beggary before her." And Jack wondered and
wondered If, after all, it was not possible to get
Mr. Windham a living.
During each winter the Hatches gave several
small dances. These usually were preceded
and followed by a row between Mr. and Mrs.
Hatch. The Vicar always insisted that his
nephew should be asked, and that his niece
should be dressed as well and treated in the
same way as his daughters. In the end he al
ways had his way, but he never had It without
a bitter struggle. Then, after the dance, the
next morning's breakfast table was sure to bo
thS scene of another struggle. Mrs. natch be
gan it by denouncing Jack and Lily, Mr. Hatch
responded with a strong defense, Mrs. Hatch
continued tho attack vigorously, and the strug
gle went on with varying fortune till It was
brought to a close by an armed truce about
One morning in January a domestic battle of
this kind was fought.
"I wish to goodness," Mrs. Hatch began,
"that Jack Fairservice would show his face
here no more."
"Why ?" demanded Mr. Hatch. "What harm
has ho done 5"
"Why, lots of harm," the lady answered,
angrily; "he has become a thorough nuisance.
I was perfectly sick last night watching him
gadding about and smiling at every girl in the
room. As long as he's here none of our girls
have much chance of getting settled."
"Why, last night he spent nearly all the even
ing talking to Lily," said Mr. Hatch, speaking
with perfect truth. "Is there anything objec
tionable in that ?"
"No, I'm sure there isn't," answered Mrs.
Hatch. "I ouly wish he would marry her and
take her out of this. I'm sick of the pair ! I
wonder if anybody else has so many beggarly
relatives as we v
"Mrs. Hatch, how dare you refer to my
nephew and niece as beggarly relatives?" the
Vicar" demanded, passionately.
"And are they not beggars?" screamed the
lady, shrilly. "Is Jack Fairservice anything
better than a beggar, with his miserable " "
"Mr. Fairservice, ma'am," said a servant,
opening the door.
"Oh ! he's here early this morning," said Mrs.
Hatch, coolly enough, though, in spite of her
self, she felt rather awkward.
As she spoke Jack came running, in an ex
cited way, into the room.
"Really, Jack," cried Mrs. Hatch, rising in
indignation from her seat. "Really, Jack, if
you don't know how to come into a room like a
gentleman, you'd better not come here at all."
"Oh, forgive me, aunt," answered Jack, hur
riedly. "I'm so excited. Haven't you heard
the news? It has got Into all the papers. Yes,
here It is." And Jack, taking up the Morning
Post, which lay on the breakfast table, read as
follows: "We learn that Mr. Henry Fairser
vice, who lately died in Australia, has left all
his property, amounting to over 100,000, to
his cousin, Mr. John Fairservice. Tho latter is
a nephew of the Rev. Mr. Hatch, vicar of St.
"This morning," Jack went on, "I received a
letter from the solicitors, asking me to call on
them as soon as possible to take tho necessary
steps for realizing tho estate."
"Eh?" gasped out Mrs. Hatch, as she sank
back In amazement in her chair.
"You don't mean it, Jack ?" exclaimed Mr.
Hatch, in a voice trembling with excitement
"I do, really, uncle," answered Jack. "Just
read this, aud you'll seo for yourself."
The Vicar hastily fixed on his spectacles and
read the announcement.
"Well, Jack, my boy," cried Mr. Hatch, when
he had finished reading, "give me your hand.
I congratulate you with all my heart. Much
happiness may It bring you, my lad."
"Over a hundred thousand pounds !" said
Mrs. Hatch, in a dazed way.
'Yes, aunt, that's the solicitors' estimate, and
they say it's likelier to turn out more rather
"That's about five thousand a year, isn't it?'
"Yes, about that," replied Jack, smiling.
Mrs. Hatch took a long breath and reflected.
"He can't bo called a beggar any longer, eh,
Maria?" said tho Vicar, maliciously.
"Really, Mr. Hatch, I'm astonished at you,"
answered his wife, indiguantly. (Sho had now
recovered her self-possession.) "Well, Jack,
my dear, I congratulate you, and hope you'll
uso your great good fortune with forethought
and prudence, aud wisdom and grace."
"Thank you, aunt," replied Jack, laughing a
little. "Well, I must bo off. Tho solicitors
want to seo mo again as soon as possible."
"You'll call, Jack dear, on your way back,
won't you ?" cried Mrs. Hatch.
"Tcs, aunt, just for a moment, to tell you if
there's anything new," responded Jack, aud
away ho went.
Ho was not well gone before Mrs. Hatch was
out of tho breakf astrroom and up to tho boudoir,
where her elder daughters -were.
"Was that Jack, mamma?" asked tho eldest,
"Yes, Loutc, and he's to bo back this after
noon, so you must bo particular about your
dress. Try and look well for once."
"What 1" cried Fanny, tho youngest, "dress
for Jack ? What do you mean, mamma ?"
"Mean I" exclaimed Mrs. Hatch, "I mcau
that he's Inherited a hundrod thousand
pounds, and if ouo of you girls don't share it,
you're a pack of fools."
From this day forth Mrs. Hatch's bearing and
feelings toward Jack Fairservice changed al
together. Sho Invented all manner of devices
for attracting him to tho house, and when sho
had him there sho exerted all her powers of en
trapping him. Her efforts were not altogether
In vain, but her success was of such a charac
ter as to bo almost as exasperating as complete
Tho fact was that Jack manifested exactly
tho samo tastes and tendencies as tho Key. Mr.
Windham. Among tho Misses Hatch Mr.
Ayindham's favorito was tho eldest, Miss Louie,
and to Mrs. Hatch's intense annoyanco sho
proved Jack's favorite, too. That was bad
enough, but there was worso behind. Mr.
Windham had ovinced a preferenco for llttlo
Lily Ruth even over Miss Louio Hatch, and so
now did Jack. Though obviously very fond of
Louie, ho appeared still more fond of llttlo
This was both an awkward aud irritating
state of affairs. Mrs. Hatch wanted both tho
men for sons-in-law, aud both appeared willing
to become so, but instead of choosing like sen
sible beings scparato daughters they choso the
samo one. Of course, Miss Loulo could uot
marry them both, yet tho only alternatlvo to
that seemed to bo that Lily Ruth should marry
tho other. This was gall aud wormwood to
Here another very serious consideration camo
in. Assuming that Jack and Mr. Windham
were to be married to Miss Louie and Lily Ruth,
which was to marry which ? Mr. Windham was
a fairly good match, but Jack was a much better
one. If Mrs. Hatch could be sure of securing
Jack for her daughter that would bo some con
solation for Lily having Mr. Windham, but was
she ? Everything pointed the other way. Lily
was tho first favorite of both men, aud therefore
she would have the first choice. Mrs. Hatch
had llttlo doubt that sho preferred the curato to
her cousin, but then there wero impediments in
the way of her marriage to tho curate, while
there were none as regarded her union with
Jack. It therefore became clear to her that if
she did not do something to prevent it before
long Lily would be asked to become Mrs. Jack
The only thing Mrs. Hatch could do under
the circumstances was to dispose of Lily, and
the only way in which sho could dispose of Lily
was by raairying her to Mr. Windham. Now,
before Mr. Hatch would consent to such a mar
riage Mr. Windham must bo provided with a
living, and the only way Mr. Windham could be
provided with a living was by Mrs. Hatch get
ting Lord Blackcock to give him the one which
he had promised to Nathaniel Sheepy. After an
agonizing struggle Mrs. Hatch resolved to ask
Lord Blackcock to present Mr. Windham, on
condition that that gentleman proposed to Lily
without delay, that Lily accepted him, and that
Mr. Hatch approved of their union.
All parties proved amenable. Lily and Mr.
Windham jumped at a proposal which permitted
them to fulfil their brightest dreams. Lord
Blackcock knew nothing of the arrangement,
but when Mrs. Hatch wrote to him he replied
that a living happening just then to be vacant
he had sent Mr. Windham's name to tho Bishop.
Mrs. Hatch had thought it expedient to keep
Jack in the dark until everything was settled.
She feared that if he know what was going on
sooner ho might make an attempt to win Lily
from the curate before it was too late, and ac
cordingly tho first intimation Jack received of
his cousin's engagement was when Mrs. Hatch
Informed him that sho was to be married in a
month, aud asked him, as her nearest kinsman
after Mr. Hatch, who was to marry her, to give
her away. Jack at first was a little startled and
incredulous, but when ho realized how things
stood he congratulated little Lily with a hearti
ness which caused his aunt to wonder whether
he was, after all, in love with Lily.
In due course tho happy day arrived and the
happy couple wero duly married. Jack was tho
life and soul of everything fiom the moment he
arrived in tho morning to take tho bride to
church till lato in tho afternoon, when littie
Lily, with a joyful heart, left forever her old but
unhappy home. Then Jack's spirits fell and ho
became dull and gloomy.
Mrs. Hatch had been watching him closety,
and 6he saw tho change and guessed Its reason.
Yes, Jack must bo thinking of proposing. Mrs.
Hatch was a keen observer, and she know that
young men get very gloomy, as a lulo, at such
times at any rate, both her husbands had dono
so. Sho attributed it to nervousness, and so sho
resolved to assist Jack by addressing to him a
few encouraging remarks.
Getting him between herself and Mr. Hatch,
"You seem dull, Jack; I hope you're not jeal
ous of Mr. Windham ?" And she smiled gently
"Well, aunt," answored Jack a trifle sadlv,
"tho truth Is, I am !"
Mrs. Hatch gave a start. So, after all, Jack
was in lovo with Lily. What a mercy it was sho
was married off and gouo !
"Don't you think," Jack," asked Mrs, Hatch
gently, "that you could get some other pretty
girl to mako up for her los3 V"
"You misunderstand mo, aunt," oxplained
Jack. "I'm lealous of Windham, not because
I'm fond of Lily, but because I'm fond of somo
"I'm afraid, Jack, I don't comprehend you,"
said Mrs. Hatch in a puzzlol toue.
"It's this way, aunt; I'm jealous of Windham
because he's in a position to marry and I'm not."
"Why not?" Inquired Mrs. Hatch, consider
"Not rich enough," replied Jack laconically.
"Don't joke now, Jack," remoustrated Mrs.
Hatch. "What about tho hundred thousand
pounds your cousin left you ?"
"Oh, 1 thought you had heard about that,"
said Jack, while tho ghost of a smllo flickered
round his mouth. "Tho newspaper announce
ment was not quite exact. You seo, my cousin
was married aud had eloven children when ho
died, and though the hundred thousand was left
to me all right it wa6 only left to mo as their
A gentle ilpplo of laughter from tho other
side of Jack iuformed Mrs. Hatch that if she
had not heard of this before her husband had.
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