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MIDDLEIIURY, VERMONT, TUESDAY MOllNING, JUNE 4, 1850.
I)c itttoMclntvn lUgiolcv
19 rUHLISIIdll KVKltV TUE9HAY jionxixo, IIT
J. H. BAREETT & J. COBB.
OrriCB IX STCWAUT SllUILlllXO,OSMAIX-ST,
T K II JI S .
!lv Mnll, or nt llio Oflicc, tt annum, $1,50
If'not pitUl witliln thc year 1,7.1
Jlv Carricr, 2X0
II nat paid witliln thc ycnr, 2,25
pnpcr discontinucd unlil nrrcnrngcs
fkTAIl comnmnicnlions miisl lie 1'ost 1'nid.
fL?" V. II. l'almcr Is our ngent ln lioston
nnd New Ynrlc.
Law of Newspapers.
I Bnbscrlbcrs who do not jiivc cxprcss no
ticc to thc contrnrj', nro contidcrcd ns wishing
lo rontinuc tlicir subsci iption.
2. Ifsulncrlbcrs order thc disconlinnnnco of
tlidr pnpcrs, thc pul.llhcr mny continuc to scnd
tlicm till nll thnt is dno lc paid.
3 lf subscrilicr ncelcct or rcfusc to tnke
thcir pnpcrs from thc ollicc to which tlicy nrc
dirccted, they arc licld rcsponsible till ihey
liave sctlled thcir bills nnd ordcrcd tlicir pnpcrs
4 1T suliscrihcrs move to othcr placcs, with
out inlorming thc publishcr. nnd thc pnpcr is
sent to thc formcr dircclion, they nro hcld rc-fc-ponsiMc.
6. Tho courts hnvc dccidcd tlint rcfusing to
tnkc n pancrfrom tho ollicc, or rcmovine nnd
lc itig ittinealled fur, is prima fncin cvidcncc
or intcntionnt irnun.
f. A l'ostninsterncrdcctinp; to inform n pub.
Ilshcrwhcn his pnpcr iv not tnkcn (rom thc of.
ficc, ninkcs himsclf linhlo for his subscriptiou
SWAX'S UEADIiNU JiUOKS,
TIIOMAS, COW'lT.ltTinVAlT i. CO, l'hil
Primary Srhool Headcrs, 1'arl 1, 2 nnd 3 ;
Gmmmur School Jlcadcr, Dhlriet School
Jlemter, fnstructive Ilcadcr nnd Inlroihictiun
lol)o.,aiul Young .adics' l'cadcr ; Sjielling
JJool; nnd ihe Introduction lo Uo.
Thnserics ol l'ooks hns liccn scvcral years
bcforc thc public. Tlicy hnvc bcon Mibjcctcd
tolh-.' lEarof EM'EniBNLK.in thclicstamtmo
popul.ir public nnd privatc schools in thc coun
try. ro rcaucn nic morc cxicnsiveiy uk-u w
all parls of thc UnilcdStatcs, tlinn Oil'sc; ant
whcrevcr uscd, ti.cy havc given thc liighcsi sas.
if.ictbn, and sccurcd tlic niost markcd rcsulir
Wc might lill an ciitirc numbcr of this papct
w ith thc rccoinmciid.Hlon-'Of thc niost cmincu
Teaclicrs and Tricnds of Udticaliun, frum lill
partsol thc Union,wherc lliey are nownscd.
TI10-.C who wish to scca fcvv of thc Iiamcs of
placcs whcrc this cricsi uscd, uholly or In
pnrt, and tho cnmmenilations and nntncs ol
thuv whohnvc uscd thcin, are icfctrcd to our
PamMilct Adverti'-euicnt, which may bc had
GHiTiH atnnv of ihe Morcs nnmed lielow.
T C itCo. also pnb'.ish MiichcH's l'rimary
GVoyraphy, Inicrmcdlaic Do., Gcograpliy and
Atlas. Ancient rjcugrnphy nnd Allas, U1MIc.1l
Gcogmphy and Unlvci'-al Atlas, a stipcib
wor Urccn's Grainmar1, Frosi's Ili'.totics
oitht I'.S., Goldsmith'iXatural Ilisiary.Guy
& Koith's Aslronomy, .lohnston's Chcmistrv
and Xaturnl Philoxopliy, Pinnock'.sGohlsmith's
Historl-!S ol'Grcecc, Itomc, 1'raocc and Eng
land Lord's Modcrn Illstoiy, Jaivis's Phys
COlrtgV, Ac. Ac.
Tlic at'i'titmn uf Tcaclicr, Snprcliilrpilcnt,
ai.d ihe li ii-nds (il T.dilcnlion gcncially is invi-
iicii tD tln-. invnlnablc lit ol books. C'opics
ri ficm - ,i hc ohtaincd for exauiinnlion, aiid
'1f.1l 11 for Mile at thc Hook Simcs of I,.
V C 1.11!;, Mi.ldleluiry; l'-Ciiltv, and Callin
A. V. ii, lii, Oiudlj II. Kinfr'ley, lliandon; 11.
1. Pii'ii. ei, lluil.indj J. Ward, Castleton;
Hpcn''or & Grt'ory, Ilortonsvilii; W. M.
Sperrv, n.iubv lioiouh ; A. Kddv, lieniilng
I in , II it ip I'urt'Mi, and Cl.nkc & Dimslass,
Mam la -lci , J. J. Ilapgood, Peru; K. U.
l)uii a .andC' i: &I.C Houhion, ShnfK
imr I' .r ii,:..rin:ni:n iu Trbtion to ihcsc
bouKsoi lh iriiiinidilclliip.nddtL''
UAItlUS l'OltllKS, Ai.i.nt,
IR.flm No. 8 Mav i , llo-ton.
D. Appleton & Co., 200 Broadway, N. Y.
rrilir, nttcniion ol thc fiicnd of Kilucntioii, is
X invitcd totlicscbooks. Though thcy hae
bccn licfoic tho putdic hut n sliort timc, thcy
nro bcin ucncrolly ndoptcd in Ohio.Ncw Yoik,
nnd Xcw.lcrscy : nrc iccommcndcd bv thc Com
lnissioncr of Public SchooU in lthodo Ulnnd,
nnd nrc iiow uscd ercl'tsivih in rrouGcntc,
Ilrooklyn, N. V-, Newbury port, Mni, nnd in
"Ncwnik, X. J. Thcy nrc "uscd in oU llte dtpait
Mti.fj of thc Normal Sihool, nt Albany, N. Y.
n Mainc thcy nrc uscd in mauy Acadcmics,
nnd nrc f.ist goinjj into ihe Cominon Schools.
Thcy are ndoptcd in twcnty Acndcmics in Ver
mont Ainon thc numcrous rccoinnicndntions
ruin cducntionalists iu Vermont, nrc tho fol
'iom Ilev A. O. llubbnrd, Supt. Common
Schools, in Caledonia Co.
" Manlcvilln't ri of tlpnlm; ltiM.ki I. nne of crritt
infrit. I llArilly klinw liut it Ifntua to to iupiliril,
uliettirr rrferrncc lie liaj to llif ililTi'rrnt it..ca 111 ilm
Common ScliouU. or lo tlio nio.l oil HIK.-.1 rlu.ke. In our
H15I1 Hhooli. Onotif llielinilmc cxrrllr-nclra of tlic
mni" elriurnlar) tiookr, con.l.t. in tln. 1 llint n lnrrc
inimlii'r o'f tlie iiiftr. wrio h I.-i 'pd or roinpo.cil willin
,i "Ulilrli.'li of lorinin, from llii lirnt, a natural auil
aiilnmtfj rnuiiriatiou, tiiktenil of ono tliat ttiouM be
.Iranlin'i AH'I nioiintnnotli. II .lionM l.e iiirnli'iiirtl llial
wn lin ln tnrr booka, uuiforiut torrtrt I.lih.li. anl
lnlrllii'iit, c ini.lHt 011 1 iiincliltilloii. 1 lioictliul tlicy Hlll
ti rl' n-nrly u-rj iu our Slal "
1'iom licv i; S.llarrclt, St. A., Supt. Common
Rchools in Addison Co Vt.
" llatinir exiuniiirj h itli cara.etlral .rrira of r.railin;
lloi'k. 1 nm rnu.lraiiicd to riie Pr, f. Manl.'tillt''a Sa.
ri'f i'ip 1I01 lilril I'rrfiToitcri ntnl to rrromirirn.1 tlicir
tiiimrill iie Introiluctton iulo Itio arlioola io lliU Ciiuiilv.
II la tho nnlv iierfi'rt aaluni uitliiu iny knouloJiie. It
tukra tlm Int.l aa tia piuf ra itip Drimarv ai-tioot. aml nro-
irr.pa llh lilin .lii tiy atfjt, tiutil lio liua nni.Wd lns
r.luratiou ut ttio tjniter.ity. Tlirro la 110 prcutiar trln
of amoutli, urelty ouii.lin; orita runuiuz tliroucti t)ia
antirework. oar lanru.iyn latakrn Inctnry tartrty atul
f.irmof eirr.ioo iu wlnrti it l urd. I nul,l clii.er
tully rrcoiiinicnil lliu SiTH'a lo llie alU'Qllon of nll luter.
ertcu lntlio wrlfarc ofSctioola."
l'rom ltov. S. 11. Ilnll, Supt. Common Schools
in Orleans Co., Vt.
' 1 hai e orcoine Brrjuaintrd ilh no ollivr arriea liich
I rrtartl aa ruia.ra.inK rfUal Inerita. Tlic coni'llrr liaa
ct iucrd a Trrv occuruto ratiiunto of wliat tliu Irvrlier
nr.li. Tlicllookaroiituliifearrrrroraand morncitvl'
r iV w b . Z ui Hm,
From Itcy. Wm btnlcs, l'nncipal or llrown-
ingtoti Acadcmy, Vt.
" I'cnnil ln 10 aay that 1 drrin tlio Sctool Itradrra of
iLrrlilirKruM:." ' "'"'room-nppa.c.,lly uneonscious of the p.es-
Kxtract fromn lettcr to I'rof. Mandcvillc:
1 .iiirerely lirlierr- Jour lleadcra licller than nuv
.ll.rr.ilkl,,rl, 1 au.ialnlrd. I am .lca.cd llli
jour .y.leiu of lu.tructiou , II la aimple and .aluial. I
yiliey ara calculatcd I0"aka Ui" llie inind and Inlrr
'r.adiot. I t.ally .f.'li. for tlieWfll of llio rl.nir on-
oeralloa, that your Uuoka could find a idurr' in tr)
acbool la our Stata. HlnASt OUCfi'T, JI. A.
I'rlarluil of Tkrlfurd Acadcmy. Vt.
From C.ll. Smilh.M.A., I'rincipal of Black
Jtivcr Acadcmy, Vt.
"Tliry ara Buch Uooka aa l kate lonydralred to arc,
ud tlie ooly rcadiuf boka t bata ctrr arca ao wcll a
duplcd to arcurc tbo lntrrr.l of Iha ounr, and form a
rorrect bablt ofrradmf in.lcadoftbe uanalural and lue.
cbauieal mode niw protalent io our arhoola.'1
rom It. M.Manley, M. A., 1'iloclpal of Or
ange County Grainmar School, Yt.
atandaville'a ' Fourlb lUadrr" aud " Courae of Rea-
Inr." are liad in llila In.litullon. 1 liate ezaioined earc
fully Ihe wbule of the Common Bcboul Scrlra, aod lie
Iiflvo thenl beltrr adjlitcd In etery roanucl to forlq cor
loat habita of rradlnf , tban any otbcr booka exlant.'
From It. S, Howard, Ksa.., Sup't Com schools,
in Ornuga Co,
I lliink irry liifbly of Slandelille'l Iteadera. Thr)
are beaullfally eiccuted, akilfully arraugedand poaaraa
ln in. oiuulon a very hlth lilerary characlerand moral
tdne. 1 rbould cerlaiuly rrsard tbrir lnlro.luclion luln
vraeboalaaaa ireut irairotemeut, Anolher baarll
aaid, -I'rof, llaadrtllle'aay.trin la emiurutly oriloul,
aaWaliflf. aad practical.' Tliia la lii(h pralae, but bot
aarauniualindthan bla booka dcaerte."
Copics vrlll be prcscnted to tcaihcrs and Su
pailntendcnti boaro Inriled tocxamlne lliein
bcfoio udiiptins U.s meritorious ucs. For
sale at U W CLAIIK'S, Middlebury, Vt., nnd
at the principal IJook Storcj in Vermont. Mr
riarlc will furnislicopieiforexamiDailoniu this
Mareh 3, IS30. ,s.if.
Mrs. Osgood's Last PoDm,
We publish bclow tlio lnst lincs of thc ilc-
pattcd poctcss, TnAXCLi Saiioi;xt Osoood.
Thcy wcrc nddrcsscd to a young girl ttho
cnmc onc cvcning to nmuso lier by mnking pa
pcr floners and tcncliing hcr to mnkc tlicm.
Yoii'tc wovcn roscs round my wny
Aiid glndi!cned nll my bcing ;
Iiow mueh I tlinnk ou nonc cn.i my
Snvc only tho All sccing.
Jlny Ilc who gnvc this lovcly gift,
This lovo of lottly doings,
)o wilh ton whcrcso'cr joit go,
In cv'ry hopc's puisuingsl
1'm going thiough thc l'.tcrnnl gnlcs
I'.ro Junc's stvcct roscs blow l
Dcnth's lotcly Angel lcads mo llicrc
And it is sn cct to go.
.1 7, 1850.
1'or tlic Middlebury IIpsI.ic.
The Britlal Eve.
To a BriJc on hcr first Marringc atnnnraary.
O holy hour whcn nngcls stvcctly sniilcd,
Wiili jotous songs thc pasing hours bcguilcd,
AVhcn Iicnrts thnt loug in unison hnd bcut,
Tlint notv with love nnd hnppincss icplcte,
crc joincd togcilicr in thnt holy tic.
Approvcd by Ilim who rulcs bcyond tlic sky.
0 hnjipy hour what plans wcre hojicful laid
1'or futnrc bliss, iu f ccining surcty lnnde,
Anticipation wns the ruling powcr,
And 1'nncy's wings sjiread o'cr thc pcnccful
Thnt blissful cc is niinibcrcd wilh llie pnft,
Its sccncs in nicmory blcst will cvcr lnst ;
Mny thou ils hopcs sccurely e'tr cnjoy,
Lct nnught unworthy, prcriotis linic cmiloy,
Thiough n long life liko jcwcls thickly 6ct,
Mny blessings inlcrscrc wilh no regret,
ltut c'er uniuftlcd Lifc's bright wntcrs Iiow,
Unknown, nncarcd, nll sorrotv, gricf, or wo.
ltut should Adiersity, wilh thilling blnst,
Swccp likc tho Upas cvcr hlighting pist,
Thcn trust in Ilim ho doclh nought nmis,
Dispcnscs wo, or kind bcMowcth bliss,
Mny thou unmurmuring bcnr thc t-hnstcnin
Trusting in Mercy, look to Ilcnrcn, to God,
1: 8. II.
l'rom lilnckHoiid'a Maguzine.
01! T1IB bNOWIXO VV 01' 6TIIATM I.UGA8.
Jolly old Simon Kirkton ! tlinu nrt tlic c
ry liigh pricst of Iltmcn. Thcrc is Eonic
thing soflly persuaeivo lo m.ittiinony in ihy
contcnteil, comlbrlablc ujipcaraiice ! and thy
lioutc wliy, Ihougli it is Mtuatcil iu llic t'ar
thcrmost pnrl of Inverncsshiro, it is ns fur
tilo in coiintibi.il joys as iTit wcre f.laccd up"
on (Jretna Green.
llulf thc country was imilcil to a giniul
dinncr nnd ball nt Simoa's houst', in .lanu.i
rj, 1812. All tlic youiig lailics li.ul lookcil
I'orward to it in joyousanlicipa'ioii nnil liopc,
and all tbo joung gcnlleinen witli consideia
blc e. e.taiioii antl fe.tr. Ltery lliing was
to be on thc rundcst scalc. Tlio Diikow.n
lo bc tlierc with all llic nubility, rank, aml
fasliion of llie dislriet , and, iu nhort, sueli
u splendij enlertuiumcnt haJ never bccn
gitcn nt Strntli I.ugas iu the mcniory of man.
The ilrntting room wns ditmaiilied of ils fur
niturc, nnil the lloors iniluslrluibly cli.ilkeil
over villi iniiumerablc groups of llowert.
Tbo lardcr was stockcd as if for a siegc ; thc
tlomcsties tltillcd into a knonleilgc of theia'
rcicclic duties; and eery preparatinn
eonipluled iu lliu niosl irrepro.tehablo M)!e.
The day cainc at last, a fiuc, kbarp, clear
day, ns cvcr gatc n Uuisli tingo to llic coun-
lenancc, or brongM tcars to ' beaul) 's ej es."
Thcrc lintl bccn a great fall of snow a few
ilays belore, bul thc we.uher scemeil now set
tleil into a firni enduring frost. The Lainl
liatl not rcccivcda singte apolo'y, nnd wait-
cd in llic liall along with his Iaily lo rcccite
his gucsls as thcy arrited. ' My denr, is na
that a carriage eoming up the liroefit
knowe? Atibl ladv Clater.s I ileclaro. Sbe'll
bo going lo ilress liorc, and thc threo girla
AnneV turncdrcligious ; so 1'in tbinkingshe's
owre auld lo be maTii'd. It'a n, niiy tlic
ministcr's no eoming j his wife'd just dead
but .Jeauie'U bc looking out for sonicbody.
Wo maun put bcr ncxt to Gcrlluin. Kliza
bcth's tbocht owrc young : slic can stay nt
llie side-lalilc with Tnmmv MjxwciI lio's
just a bobblcteclioy it wad bo n ery good
match in linic." In Ihis way, ns cach party
tuade its nppearaancc, thc I.aird arrangctl iu
n mouiciit tho ordcr in wbieli ctery gucst
was to lie placcd at tho lablc; and ovcn bc
forc dinucr bo bail tlio i-alisl'aclion ol sccing
bis gucsts brcaking ofl' inlo llie tpiict ttlc-u-ttlet,
vrliicli tho noise nnd occupalion of a
gcncral eonipany rcntkred swcet nndscclud
cd as a " mceling by moonlight nlone,"
Whilc his c;c waudctcd round tbo ariou
parlics thus plcasanlly cngagcd, it rcstcd on
the figuro of a beautiful girl wliom ho had
1 not Priou'ly remarkcd. Sl.c nat apart from
' ' . ' ,
I a11 lue rc,ti amI w muuig bersclf wilh
1 looking Qt tilC picturtS (UspClldcd rOUIld llie
ence ol so many strangcrs bho sccmcd in
! jlf.cn hoUrrht liut ns ahn 1m7r.1l on Ihn for,
U10UnUt , UUl BS SI10 gnzCU On tllO rcp
ictentation of n ballle-piecc, llCT AlCO cliail"
cd ilS CXprCSsion frOlll llie CalllUlL's) of F.palby
to Ibo DlOSt VUld ClllllUSIUSUl
"Jlcrcj on us a'!" whispcrud tliu I.aird to
his ivife, "wha'd tlio that? thnt bcauliful
young lassio in llie white goon ? an' no
young bachclor within u tuilo o' lier Ueil
ane o' tlietn tlcscrcs such an angel.''
"Il'snMiss Jlowbray," was tlio rcply
" She camo with ln. Carmicliacl grcal
hcircss, they s.iy it't tho first tiine tho wu
cicr in Scotland."
"Aha! eoy je tno 1 Thcn we'll see
we can nae keep her amang us r.oo that tlie
it comc. Angut M'l.eod na ho'll no tlo
ho i a good cnough lad, but lic'j r.o bonuy
Charlet Fletchcrhs would do well cn
ough ; but I'm Ihiuking lio'll do bclter for
llcll Johnson, Od, donner'd auld man, no
to tliiuk o' him bcfbro! Charlle Meltillc'i
Ihe cry man tho handsomcst, brawcst
cUvcrest chield tho could liae ; an' if ilie'i
gottcn tlie tillcr, to rouch Ihe bclter for
t'harln the; II tc a lionny couplc."
And in an inslant thc I.aird laid his hand
on Ihu iliouldcr of a young uati, who wns
en2.igcd with n knot of gcnllcmcn, discuss
ing sonio reccnt nows from Ihe l'cninsula,
and ilrapging hlni rtway, said, " 1'or slimnc,
Chnrlic, for shnmc I lo tou not jce that
twccf, moduat lassio a' by hcrsclf ? Gnng
up till hcr this niinuto bide tiy hcr as loiir
as yo can sho's wcel worth a' llio nttcntion
ye can pay lier. Miss Mowbray," hc con
tinucd, ' I am sorry my fricnil illrs. Cnr
niicbacl has lcfl yc so much to yoursclf bul
hcro's Charlic, or, rathcr I should say I.ieu-
tcnant Charlcs Mi'lrillo, that will bo liappy
to "iipply her placc. IIc'll tak' yc inlo yc'r
dinncr, nnd danco vi yc nt Ihe biill."
" All in placc of Mrs. Caimichacl, sir?"
replicd llio young lady with an nreh look,
" 'eel saiil. my dcar, wccl sniil but I
mnun lctvo youngcr folks toanswcr yc. I'tc
n tlio limu I wndna hae been cry blale
togitcycun nnswcrthnt wal hao etoppit
your vtcbit mcti,' fno swcet an' bonnj,"
Saying thoso words, nnil whipering to his
young fricnd, " Stick till btr, Charlic," ho
bustlcd oll', " on hospitablc thoughU intcnt,"
to nnotlier pnrt of thc room.
Aficr this inlroduction, llie young pcoplc
soon onlcrcd inlo contcrsalion ; nnd grcntly
lo tho I.aird's snlislartion, ihe young soldier
eondueted .Miss Mowbrny inlo Ihe hall, cat
nevt l.cr all llic limc of dinner, and seemcd
ns tlelighlcd witli his coiiipnnion ns the mosl
uidtcli ni.'iking lady could dcsirc. The lady,
on tlie othcr hnml, sectucd in bigh isiirits.
aml latighed at tho reniarks of her neighbor
witii Ihe highcst nppearancc of rnjoytnant.
" Iiow long havc you been with Mrs. Car
" I camo the day bcforc jeslcrday."
" It.ithcr a s.tvago tort of country I'm a
fiaid ou lind this, allci' thc polished bcenes
of our own land."
" Do joit mcan thc country," replied thc
lady, "or the inlinbitnnts ? Thcy nrc not
nearly sueh satagcs as I ckpceted ; touic of
tlicm scom half ritilizeil."
" It is only your good naturo that makes
you think u so. Whcn you Kiioiv us bctlcr
jou will altcr your opiniou."
" X.iy, low don't bo angry, or talk, bs oth
or Scotch pcople do, ubout your n.itional vir
tucs. I l,now jou aie a tery wondcrful pco.
p'.c your mcii nll hcroes, jourpeasar.tsphi
loiophers, aml jour women nngels; butseri-ou?lj-,
I wns veiy mueh disnppointed to lind
jon soiiiui.li like other jitople."
" Whj, what did jou cxpecl? Did jou
Ihink we weio mcii whose beads did jjrow
beneath our sl.ouldcrs."
"Xo I did not cxpcct lo lind that j but I
expcctcd to find ctcry thing diffrrciit from
what I have been aceuslomed to. Nmv, Ihe
fompnny herc arc drcssed just likcapartyin
Kngland, aiid behatc in tho pamo manner.
I.vcii Ihe lnnguage is inlelligiblc ni tinicsj
though ihe I.aird, I imist tay, would rctjuirc
" Ah ! thc jolly old I.aird his fnee is n
sort of polyglot tlietioiiary it is Ibo exprcs
Mon for good huinor, Lintlnuss nnd hospiinli-
ty, in all languages."
" And who is that at bis right hand ?"
"What! the honchtiianV That's Itory
MTaggart ho wns jiipcr for twenly ycars
in llie TUil, nnd killiil thrcc mcii wilh his
own hand at Vimcira."
" And is that tlic reasou hc is called thc
" Ycf, hcncli'nnn mcans, 'The piper wiih
tho bliioly hand, the slaughlerer of Ihree.' "
" What a coinprclicnsive word ! It is al-mo.-t
eual to thc I.airil's f.icc."
llut ln rc tbo Luird broke in tipon thccon
ersaiion. ' ,Mis Mow'uraj', tlinna bc fiight
cncdata'tlic daft tliings tlic wild spger is
saying lo jou." Thcn addcd in a lowcr lonc,
" Chailie wad settle doon into adoueoiuicl,
stcndy married man, for a' his tantrums. It
wa l be a pily if a rrenclnnanV gun abould
spoil bis beauty, poor fellow."
Thc young lady Lowell, without comprc
hcnding a sjllable of tho specch of the wor-
thy host. " Are you likely to be soon ordcr
cd abioad Vthe said.
" We cxpcct ihe route for Spain cvcry
l.iy, mid thcn huzz.t for a pccrage or West.
" Ah I war is a fino gamo whcn plnjcd nl
adistanec! Wby cnn't kingsscttlo thcir dis-
putes without baving recourr-c to tlm sword ?"
" 1 rciilly cnn't answcr jour tpicstion, but
I think il must be out of a kind rcgnrd to
llio inleiests of jounger Lrothers. A war
is a cnpital proviiou for poor det ils likc my
sclf, who werc born to no cstate Lut Ihat cx
rcaaitcly largo ono which thc eatcchism calls
sin nnd iniscry. llut comc, I sec fiom vour
faco jou arc very romautic, and aro going to
saysoniolhinj sentimental luekily hisGiaee
is propojing n renioval inlo the ball-rooni j
niay 1 beg thc honor of your hand V"
" Aha, lad !" eried tho I.aird, who had
hcard tho lat senlcnce, ''nreye at that wnrk
alrcatly nsking a leddy'd hand on so thort
an actiuainlanoe ? llut folks canna do't
Tho busilo cauecd by n succcMion of thoao
who preferrcd Tcrpaichore tol!.icehus, luek
ily prcicnlcil Sli.s Mowbray's hearing thc
I.aiid's ubservalion,and in a few minulcs
thc found hcraell cnlcring with bnart and
soul inlo Ihe full enjoyiuent of a counliy
Maniaget thcv say aro mado in heavcn.
Charles Mchille dittoully nislicdtho I.aiids
efl'uns inight bo tucccssful, nnd that onc
could be tnadc on carth. Shc was imlccd,
as thc I.aird exprcsscd it, " a bonny cratur
to look at." I ncvcr could deaeribe a beau
ty !n my life so tho loYclinesj of tbo Kng.
lisli heiress must bo left to the imaginatiou,
At all cienls, tbo wns "tho liight c-oiisu tn-
niato Jlowcr of tho wholo wrcnlh," which wns
then gallicrt'd togethcr nt Strath I.ugasiaud
otcii Lady Clavcrt said, ''That Mis Mow
bruy'ii cry wecl put ou indeed, for tao young
a lasaic. Ilcr Lair'i toiiicthing like our An
ne't only I think Anue't has a wco richcr
tingo o' tho goldcn,"
" Ixird tavc u a' I" whispercd the Laird i
" poor Aniio'a hair't at rcd ai a carrot."
An' tlinua think hcr voice," said her la
tlyahip "dinni jt think hcr oico is tomn
thing likc our Jcannio's only may bo no'
tae rich in tlio tonc '("
" l'olh, ma'adi," snid llie Laird, " I mnun
waii till I henr Miss Monbray 1cak the Uac
lie, for rcallv tho s.ifl sort o' bcauliful ICng
lisli she speaks gics hcr n great advanlage."
"Asjosac, Mr. K'uklon." conlinucd her
ladjship, wlio, like nll great tnlkcrs, ncicr
nilcndcd to what any onc said but hcrsclf,
'Jeanuie has n grc.tt advanlngo owrc her
but fhe's wccl cnough for a' that."
In the mcamimc tlio young l.nly, who wns
thc tubjcct of this eontcrsntion, Iroublcd
hcrsclf very little as lo what I.ady Claers
said or Ihought on thc occuion. 1 shall tiol
on any acrount say that tdio wns in lotc, for
I highly disapprove of such a spccdy surrcn
dcr to Dan Cupid in tho eoftcr tcx ; but at
all cvcnts shc was highlv dclightcd with the
novclty of tho sccuc, nnd ctidcntly plenscd
wilh hcr partner. No ecruplo of tho same
kind reslrains nio from mcnlioning thc stnlc
of Charlcs .Meltillc's hcart. lie was asdeep-
ly in lotc ns cer was the hcro cf mmancc,
ar.il m thc pauscs of thc danco, indulgcd in
vanous retcrics about lovo nnd a cottagc,
nnd a numbcr of othcr absurd iiOlioni, jIulIi
ire tiuilc common, l uclice, on such ocni-
sioi.s. Jle never dcigneil totliiuk on so con
templiblc n object ns a butcher's bill, or
Iiow inconvcuient it would be lo mnintain n
wife and four or fivc angcls of eithcr scx
on niucly pounds a jcur; but at Ihe snmc
tiinc I must do him thc justiec to st.Mc, that,
nlthough hc was a Seotchman, tl.o fact of
Miss Mowbraj's beinj nn hiircss nctcr cu
lcred into his conti'inplatior. and if I may
mcntinn my own opiniou, I rcally belietc lie
wonhl hate been betlor pleacU if shc had
bccn as porlionlcss as hiuitelf. llut limc and
lide wear tlirougli the loughcst tby ; no wun
der, thcn, thi'j- worc very rapidly through
thc happicst ctcning hc had ctcr spcnt.
The Dnkc and tho moio ditlant ti.ilors had
taken tlicir lcatc; "thc inirth and fun grcw
f.it and (urious " nmong tho joungerand
bctlcr acquainted jiartics who wcre left ; but
grcntly to tbo inorlification of tho joungtol
dior, bis pnrlner was enlled away at Ihe end
of a ilancc, just whcn hc had bccn nnliiipa
ting a delightful telc-a leto while thc next
was forming. Wilh his hc.'iil nearly buisl
ing with ailniir ation nnd regrel. bo wrappcd
hcr in her clonks and thawls. and in sileii(
dtjeclioii, wi'.h only a warni pressuru uf the
h.ind, whieli he was cneh.iiited to find rc
turncd, hc handed hcr inlo Mrs. Ciiniiit'liacl'j
old-fashinncd opcn c.tr, though tho nightwas
lark and ttormy aml nfler lialeuing lo Ihn
last sound of the wliecls as thcy weie lost a
niong Ihe snow, ho tlowlj- turned and re cn
tcrcd thc ball rooin. Their abscr.ee, to all
appcarance, had not bccn noiiced bj a tiiigle
cjc a thing nt which he, ns a lotcr under
such circumstanccsis bound to be, was grcnt
ly surpricd. ' lllockhcads l" hc said, "they
would not sec thc darkness il thc tuu wcre
cxtinguishcd at mid-day." And he fi.ll into
i traiu of rellcctious, which, from tho cx
prcssion of his couiitcnance, did not secin
lo be of a very cxhilaralin natutc. In a
bout twenty minulcs. howcvcr, nfler his rc-
turn, hc was rouscdby tho licnchninn. whoni
hu had spokcn of at dinucr, who bctkoned
biui from Ihe hall.
" Tlie bonnj- cratur ! the bonny ejatnr!"
ho bcgan " an' sie' a nielit 'o gang home in!
Ihe stars a' put out, thc snow bcginnin' to
drifl, nu' a spatc intho I.ugas! Xoo. if auld
Andrew Straehon, tho lcddy L'amiichact'i
eoachnian, doitcd auld body, aiid niair Ihan
half lou' Iries the ford oh, the lassic, Ihe
bonny bit lassic'll be loat ! an' 111 never hae
ihe hcart lo spend the crown.piece she slip
pit iulo my hand jut aforc thc djncin'."
llut wbat nioru tho worthy bcr.chinan
might hate said must lemain a mystery to all
suceecding timc ; for, long bcforc bc had
coino to llio t'pi-odo of tho crown, Ciinrles
had rushed h.itless into the opcn air, and
d.tshed forwaiil at thu top of his specd to o
tcrt.ike tho taniagc, in limo to wain thcin
from the ford. ltut tho snow had alrcadv
formcd ilsclf inlo cnoriuous wreatiis, which,
hcsidcs impeding his ptogrcss, inlcifen'd
greally with bis knowlcdgc of Io"atiiies, and
ho pursucd his loilsomc waj- morc iu dc?pair
than hopc. Ile nhouted iu thu cxpcctntion
of his voice being hcard, but he heard no rc
ply. Ile atoopcd down to sec thc truck of
thc vtliecls, but the snow fell to fast and
drificd nt Ihe samo timc, that it was quitc
undialinguMinblo cvcn if thc daikness had
not been to dcep, llowcter, ouward he
pusscd towards thc ford, shouting loud
cr and louder ns h" nppioahiil it, Tho
roaring of thc stream, now swollen lo a ptO'
digious hcight, dionncd his criea, and his
cycs in vain acarehcd for thc cbject of his
pursuit; far nnd uear, up nnd down, he di
reeted his gazc, and in thc transport of joy
at the hopc which their abscncc prcscnted,
that they had gone rouml by Ihe bridgc and
wcro saved, lie was lurning round lo relurn
home, whcn he thoufht ho hcard in a bcnd
iu thu rivcr, a little way down, afaint scrcam
abovc tho roaring of thc torrent. Quick as
lighlning ho ruihed towards tho spot, nnd
halloood s loud as hc could. 1'lie ahrick
wns distinctly ropealed, nnd n grcnt wny out
in 'ho water, hc saw tomc substnnec of ecn
sidcrablu sizc. 1 Io shouttd ngain, nnd i
toico replicd to him from tho rivcr. And
iu an instaut hc had plunged inlo the slrcaui
and, though it was ruihing with tho grcatcat
impctuosity, it was luekily not so dccp as to
piovont his wading. And nfler consideraUu
toil, for thc water was aboto his breast, hc
auccccded in rcaching tho object ho had de
scried from tho bank. It nus, imlccd, ,Mr,
Canniclinel's car, nnd in it hc had llio inex
presaible delight lo find thc two ladics, ter
rified, indeed, wilh Iheir appalling situation
but luekily in full possesaion cf thcir prci
enco of luiud.
In a few hutried wordt hc desitcd thein to
trust cntircly to him, and beggiug the elder
lady lo rcmain imict in tho earriago, he lifi
ed tho joungcr in his nrnu but in themo.t
earnc-f t Ianguige thu iuipljrcd him to savo
her companion first, at shc had lueh confi
dcnco in hertclf tho was ccrtain tho could
rcmain in tho earriago till ho had cffeeled
hii rclurn, l'rcssing her to his hiart in ad-
miration oftuch tnasnanimitj', he laid hcr
gontly baek, and lifting Mrt. Carmieliael
from licrtcal.hc pusticd dcspcrnlcly for tho
shorc. Tho water, evcn in this ehort timc,
had pcrccptibly riscn, nnd on rcaching thc
bank, nnd tlcposiling his bunlcn in safcly
hc rushed oncc morc through thc torrent
lcaring lcst n momcnt's delny shouhl makc
it impraclicablc to rcicli tho car. That It'ght
cqnipasc was now shaken, from Ibo impclu
ous attncks of tho stream, nnd nt tho momcnt
whcn tho fainting giil wns liflcd up, n rush
of grcatcr foree taking it, now unbalanccd
by any wcight, forccd it on its side, and
rolled it ofT into tho great body of ihe rivcr,
It hnd bccn carricd above fiftv vurds below
tho ford, without howcvcr, bcing ovcrturncd,
nnd had luekily become entangtcd with thc
trunk of n trco ; the hore, nfte r sevcro
strugglcK, had been drowned, and his innni
mnle weight hclped lo tlclny thc progress of
ihe carriagc. The t'oaehmau was uo whcrc
to be found. Mranwhilc tho thrcc, onco
morc tipon l.tnd, pursucd their prttb LhuU to
Slralli I.ugas. I.ong nnil toilsomc wns thu
road, l ut checrcd on tho joung soldier by
the liappy consciousness thal hc hnd saved
" his heari's idol " from death. Tircd and
nearly worn out with tho liarassing naturo of
thcir journoy and of thcir feelings, thoy at
length rcachcd the hopitab!c mansion thcy
had so lalcly quitlcd. Thc inusic was still
sounding, thu lights still burning biiglitlj'
but when old Simon Kirkton Saw the parly
cntcr his hall, uo words can do juslicc to tlic
horror of his cxprcsiion. The ladics wcro
consigned to the ntlcnlion of his wife. Ile
liimsctf took especinl care o! the hcro orthe
slory ; and nfler having heard the wholo ad
vcnture. whcn the J'oung soldier, Tcfreshcd
nnd iu a suii of Ihe I.aiid's npp.ttcl, was cn
lcring ilc daiicing room, hc slajit him on
thc shouldcr nnd said, " Diel n doubt o't noo.
If j c'ro no Laiid o' tho bonnj- 1'nglish ncrcs,
nnd gudcman o' llic bonny Hngliih lcddy,
I'vc nae skccl in spacing ; that's n'."
Thc adtcnture quickly sprcad.aud pcoplc
wcre sent olf in nll direclions with lights to
discoter, if possiblc, the body cf the unfnr
'.uuate Andrew Strachon. Aftcr scnie'iiug
fur n long tiine, our fricud, the hctic'inuu,
thoulit he heaid n voice clo.-ebcside hiui on
thc bank, lie hchl down his lanti'in, and,
surc cnough, there hc saw thc object of their
pursuit Ijing ith his head st the vcrj cdge
of tho water, and his body on tho land ! Thu
water from timc to tiuie burst over his facc,
and it was only- on thcsc occations that au
aluiost innrliculate gruut showeil that the
eomatosc diatiple of .Iuhn lt.trlcycorii was
jut alivc. Tho hcnchinan summoned his
tonip.inions, nnd on altcntivcly listcning lo
thc groans as thcj cousitlcrcd thcm of the
djing man, thcy distinctly hcnrd him ns ho
nttenipted to sjiit out thc water which broke
in tiny wavcs otcr his lnouth, cxclaiming,
l augh, faugh I I dool yc'ro changin' thc
liquor a wee drap niair whiskcy, and o
sma' spoonfu' o'sugar." It is needlcss to saj i
ho was considcrablj- surpritcd lo discovcr
whcro he was, on hciug rouscd by the hcnch
nian's parly. "It'smy balief," snid Jack
Slcwnri, tho pq.cr, as llicy hclped him on
his ivay, " ihe drunkcn bodj' thoeht hc was
tipliu' n' tliu tiinc in the biitlcr's ha'-"
Thc wenthcr was becoiningso storniy, atul
tlic snow so dcep, thal it was iinpossiblc fur
any onc to lcavc thc housc that night. Thu
hospitable I.aird set about making aecommo-
lations lor to large a pnrty, nnd by n little
managcmcnt he coutrived lo rendcr cvery
body comlbrldblc. Tl.e fiddlcrs wcro lodgod
in the barn, the Ijilics scltlcd by the half-
lozen in n room, nnd n stipply of cloaks was
collcctcd fur the scntleiucn in tho h.ill.
Whcrc pcople aro willing to be pleascd, it
is astonishing how casily they findit. I.augh-
ter long nnd loud reunded through all tho
aparlmcnts, nnd "morn bcgan to stand upon
thc lnisty mountaiu-tnps " cre slecp nnd h-
lcnco touk posiesiun cf the luansion. Next
day the storm still conlinucd. Thc propect
as far ns the cyc tould rei'ch, wns a drcary
wnste of snow; and it was soon pcrccivcdbv
those who wcre skillful in such mattcrs, thnt
thc whole parly werc fairly suowed up, nnd
how long tlicir imprisonmciit might last no
ono could lcll. It was amazing with what
cquaninilty Ihe iiitelligciKC was lUtcned to j
one or two young ladies, who had bccn pir-
ticutarly pleased with their partncrs.wcnt so
far as to say thnt it was delightful.
The eldnrs of tko parly borc it with great
good humor, on bcing a'surcd of tbo statc
of tho larder, thcrc being no tlangcr of a
f.imino ; and, abovc nll, tho Lainl himsclf,
who had somc privalc schcmes of his own to
scrvc. was elevati'd into Ihe sovcnth heavcn
by thc embargo laid on his guests.
"If this bidcs threo dnys thcre'll be adiz
zcn couple before I.eddyday. It's no posai
blo for a lad an' a lassio bc snaw'd up tho-
githcr threo days without mellin' but we'll
scc tho night how it's a' to be managcd. Ila,
any one teen Mrs. Carmichacl and Miss
Monbray this moniin' ?"
liut bcforc this qiicilion could bc answcr
ed, thc ladies cntered the room. They wcre
both palu from niglit't adventure ; but
while the elder lady was shaking hand j wilh
hcr fiiends, and recciving thcir congratula
tions, tho cjcs of her joung companion
wandercd eearchingly round tho apartmeut
till they fell upon Ch.iitcs Mchille. Iiunie
dia'ely a llush came ovet hcr chcvk, which
bcfoic wai deadly pale, and ho ttarted for.
ward and hcld out her hand, ho rushed and
eaught it, and etcn in pretenco of all Ihat
coinpanr, could tcarccly resist Ihe inclina
tiou to put jt to his lipt.
" Thanks 1 thanks I" was all she said, and
cvcn in taj ing theso thort words her voice
tremblcd, and n tcar came to hcr cje. But
when the saw Ihat all looks werc hxcd on
her, thc blushcd morc dceply than cor,and
rclired to Ihe tido of Mit. Carmichacl. This
sccno passcd by no mcans unhccdcd by thc
' Stupid whclp I" snid hc, " what for did
ho no' ki.s hcr, an' if it werc jusl lo gio her
chcckt an cxcuio for bcing tae rosy ? Od'
if I had tavcd her from drownin', I wadna
been tao nieo Ihat't lo tay, my dear," ho
added to his wife, who was atanding ncar,
" If I hidna a wife o' my ain."
Tlie storm lasted for fivc days. Iiow
llic plans of thc I.aird tvilli rcgartl to thc
iii.Hiiinoniul comforts of his gucsls pros
pcrcil, I havc no inlctition of dctailing.
I bclicvc, liotvevcr, lie traa right iti his
prcdictinns, antl t'le minislcr a? prc
scntrd witli ciglil scvcral selts ol lea
tlflngs wilhin tlirco montlis, Many n
spinslcr at this nuitncnt looks liack uitli
rcgrct lolier absencc from llic snow part;'
of SjKUli Lugas, aml tlales all misfor
tunr.t from tlint nuliappy circiiinslnncc.
On tlic fwtirtli morning of tlic iniprisott-
tncnt tlio Lainl was prcscnted witli a lirt-
tcr from Charlcs MrUille. In it lic in-
forincd him, that hc dnrod not be abcnt
longcr, in casfc of his rcgimcnt bcing or"
tlcrcd abroad, and that hc had takcn his
clinuce lo sd tilTon his homcward-waj? in
spilc ofthc snow. It ctnlctl uilh ihanks
for his kluducss, antl au uircilunuio r.
Kour ycars aftcr thc cvcnl havc I rc
latcil, a young man prcscnlctl himsclf fur
thc first limc in thc piimp-rnoin at It.illi.
Thc gntVips of that busy citj formcd
many conjcclurcs as towlio aiid wliatlic
could he sonio ihought him a forcign
cr, somc a man of coiisctpicncc incog. ;
bul all ngrccd ihat hc was a Mildicr aml
Hc sccmcd to be about six nnd tncn
(y, and was evitlenlly a pcrfect slrangcr.
Aftcr hc had staycd in thc room, and
lislcucd (or a ehoil timc to the mtisic, hc
ueiil out into thc slrcct, and just ns hc
mntlc his cxit by one door, thc tnarvcls
of tlio old hchlaincs who congrcgate un
dcr thc orchcslra, wcre called iulo nutiv-
ity hy the cnlrancc ihroiigh tho othcr of
a young lady lcaniu; on ihe arm of an
old one. Evcn so simplc an iiicidcm as
this is aiiflicicnt in a placc likc Baih to
givc rise to various rtininrs and conjcc
lurcs. She was t all, fair, and tery beau
tiful, but thc also sccmcd iu li.ul hcalth,
aml to be pcrfectly unknown. Such an
cvcut had not occurrcd at llie ptimp-room
for agcs bcfure. Kvcn the maslcr of (he
ccrcmonics was at fault. " As near as
lic could gucss, to thc bi5t of his con-
jeelure, hc helievcd he hail tietcr secn
ciiher the gcnllcinan or the lady. "
While suriniscsof all kiuds nere going
their rounds iu this manncr, the genllc-
tnati pursued his walk up .Milton Slreet.
Ilis pace was slow, antl his slrcnglh tlid
not seetn equal to so gcntle an c.xeriion.
Hc leant for suppnrt upon his walking-
slick, and heard, miuglcd with mauy
cnughs, a viice which he well knew,
calling, " Charlic! Charlie Mclnlle !
I say ! pull, je deil's bucklc ugh ugh!
sic a convcyancc fur a Ilieland
genlleman. Ah Charlic, lad, " said our
old acnuainlancc, llie I.aird, who had
now got up to where his friend was
stinding, " sad times for baith o' ns.
Ilcrcam I sent up hcrc wi' a cough wad
shake a kirk, ugh ugh an' the gnut in
haith my fect to bc hurled about upon
a chair Ihat gaugs upon uhccls ugh
ugh hy a lazy Ihiglish vagabonil that
wiuua uiidcrstauil a word I say lill him.
An1 you," and here ihe old man Inokinl
up in thc nung soldier's facc " Oh,
Chailie, Charlie, is this what the wais
hae brochtvc to ! ugh ugh Ycr vcr
ra milhcr vvadua kenyc but comc awa,'
comc, come awa' lo my lodgings tnl'ul
tenj Slrcel, and tcll us a' about what
jcve been doin' ugli ugh mj fil,
my fit ! pu' awa' je ne'cr do wcll ; tiirn
about nnd he hanged to ye do ye no
kcu the rnad to Ptillctiy Slrcct yct ?
Come awa' Charlic, tny mnn, diuna hur-
ry. Aml tlius iiiingling lns conitnauils
to his chairtnan. with complaitits of thc
gout and contcrsation to his friend, the
I.aird lcd the way to lns lodgings.
Charlic's slory was soon told. Hc had
shared in all thc tlangrrs ond triuiu)hs
of thc lait ihree jcars of thc war. 11c
had been sevcrcly woundcd at Walcrloo,
and had come lo liatli with a tlehililalcd
franie and a Mdjnr's comtnissiou. llut
ihougli hc spnke of past tracsactious as
gaily as ho could, the quick "cycs of the
I.aird perceivcd that there was some 'se-
crcl sorrow' that wcighcd down his spir
its. "An' did jc mcct wilh nae lovcaiL
vct.turc in your travcht foi yc niauns
tcll me a bit wound in your shouldcr
would mnkc ye sae tlown-hearled aj jo
are. Is there nae Spanish or Frcncli
lassio that gies yc a sair heart I Tell it
u' to nic, an' if I c:u hc o' any usc in
hriiigin' it about, ye may tlepcnd I'll do
al! in m) pnwer to lielp je. "
"No," replied Charles, smiling atihe
contiiiued match-making propcnsities of
his friend; "I shall scarcely requiro your
services ou that scorc. I never saw
Frenchwomaii or Spaniard thal cusl me
a single tigh,'' And hcrc, an if hy the
foice of the word itself, ihe joung man
"Wccl, it tnaun be somc Knglish or
Scoth lassio thcn ; for easy to betucu
that somcbody cost ye a sigli. 1 oiuce
thoeht ye wcro in a faii way o wiunin'
you bonny ctalur yu saved frae the tpato
o' tho Lugas hut yc gaetl awa' in sic'
a liurry llio piani nauua tuno to ta.
. i , .: ... ..i i
She was too rich for the poor penni-
I. . I I. a II .I,.l .!.
less suuaucni iu iook .o, i.p,.eu ...
ynunB man, a .lP glow eoming otcr his
race' ,, 1B1 ,.
"lhvers 1 havcrs ! Phe wad hae giten
a' hcr latids you night for n toot o' tlry j
ground. An' as yc won hcr, yo had llic
hcst rightln wear hcr. And I'm tnur'de
inistakcn ifthclassic didna think solif-r-sclf.
" Miss Alotibrny must have ovcrralcd
my services j bul al nll cvcnls, I had uo
right lo takc udvatilagc oflhal forluu.itc
accidetu to bctlcr my forluucs hy prc
suming ou hcr leclings of gralitiide If
hcr prcscrter. "
"What for no? what for noV cricd thc
I.aird, "yc should hac marricd hcr on llic
spot. Thcrc ucrc eight couples sprang
frac thc smw-mcctin' yo rjhoiild hao
iiiadc thc niiilli, and llirn yc tiecdua hac
had u hall put through your shoilliler, nor
cvcr movcd frao thc Itraw Ilolines o'
Surry. Od, I wish it had been mo llnt
tooU l,.r mit ' the water ; ihat is, if I
had bccn as young as you, aml 1'rovi
dcncc had allliclcd me uilh the lns o'
"If I hnd bccn on a lctcl with hcr as
to fortunr "
"Wf.cl bul noo vour brolhet's tlcid,
yc're hcir o' the auld lioiise, and jo're a
Major what's to fnrbid thc banns nntt?"
"I havc never heard uf Mias Mowbraj
from ihat hour lo this : iu all probnbilrty
shc is marricd to somc litcky fellow "
"Shc was nae niarrinl ulicn 1 saw
Mrs. Cannichacl fourmouths sincc; she
was in what Il c lcddic3 ca' tlelicaic heallh
though ; she lnd ayc been iiu'lancholy
sincc thc timc o' thc water liusincs?.
.Mrs. Carmichacl ihought jc were a fool
for runnin' awa'. "
"Mrs. Carmichael is vcry kind."
" 'Deed is ahc," replied tlic Laitd, as
kind hcarted a wotnaii as urcr lived.
She's "may be a thoeht onreauld, or I
diuna doubt shc would he tcry liappy lo
marry ye her.-elf."
"1 hope I crgralilude would not carry
her to such an alarming cstenl," sai I
Charlcs laughing. " It makcs joung
inen rathcr teuder of saving ladics'
"If 1 knew whar she was just now, I
wad soon put cvcrjthi.ig iu rights. It's
no' ower hte, though ye tnaun get fallcr
bcforc thc inarriage ye wad be niair
like a sktlelou than a bridegroom. Bul,
sareus! whal's the inalter wi yc T are
ye nnwccl ? hcad-achel gnul ? what
is't man ? conlound my lcgs, 1 cannot
slir Sitdown and.rctt yc."
liut Charles wilh his cvcs inlcully
fixcd on somc object iu the slrcel, gazcd
usif somc horrible iipp.riliou had nict
his sight. Altcrnalcly tlushed and pale,
he conlinucd as if cntianced, and thcn,
dceply sighing, suuk scnsclcss on llic
"Uory Hory!" screatncd ihe I.aird
"ugh, ugh! oh! that 1 could gct at the
bcllt Chcer up, Chiirlie. l'ire I firc!
ugh, ugh! the lad will bc dead before
a soul comcs ncar him Uory ! Itory!
And luekily ihe ancient hcnclunaii, Itory
Mac Taggart, made his nppcaraticc in
tiine to save his niastcr Irom clioKing
through miuglcd fcar antl surprise.
Charles was soon recmcred, and whou
left again wilh the Liird, hc said, "Asl
hope to live, I saw her from this vcry
w'uidow, just as we wcre speaking of hcr.
IJveu her facc I saw ! oh so chauged and
pale ! llut hcrxwclk! no fifo can Inve
ucli a carriage !
"Scen whal" said thc Laird ; " Mrs.
Cannichacl, for il was her we wcre
speaking o' ayc, bhc's sair chmged;
and her walk is weel kent; only I thoeht
sho was a wec stilVcr frac thc rheuma-
tisui lasl year. But whar is she l"
"It was .Miss Mowhrav I saw. She
wenl iulo thal house opposile "
"Whal! thc huur-c with ihe bras
knockcr. arecn doors llio veranda wilh
ihe llowcrpots, and twa dead geraui
"Then, jusl ring the bell, and tell llnt
nnglish cratur tojiu' me iu ihe whirli
gig aeross the slrcel. "
Iinpossible, my dcar I.aird! rccollect
"Deil hao the gout and llie cough tou !
Order the chair , l'll see il it's her in fne
And away, in spite of all objectiotia
and mnnuslianccs, wcnt the I.aird to
pay his visit. Now, if any ono should
bc in ilnuht as lo thc eocccss of the nc
L'otiai'mii, I the nriter uf this slory
Charles Mclvillc, l.ito Major th regi
menl, will be liappy to convince him of
il, if hc will ilrop iu on me any day at
Mowbray-IIall by myowu ctldencc, aud
ulso thal of my liappy aud still bcauliful
Adeliue, ihougli she Is tho muthcr of
ihree rosv childrcn, who at this inomenl
nro making such an intolcrable noic, thal
I cannot undersland a sentcucc I am
wriliug. I may just mcnlion, that ihe
Lainl allcnded the wedding, and thal his
cough entirelv left him. Hc does not
tulfer an atlack of iho gout morc than.
oncu a-year. Ilc lns adnpled my secotn
boy.'antl every aultimii we spend three
x.i.lllllW tvi ili liini nl Strath l.ucas. Oll!
. ,. .Hjtdmnkers were aj iunocent
J aud disiulereslcd a. jolly old Simon Kirk
-,,. ,11r,lir.11,r, iki,(.1i 1,
fralk ope cml,cncc is seldom nbns-
i The f.,cc is gencrally the mdcx to
Thc Tnlip Mani'a.
This racd througliout Holland fn the
tuitldlo of Iho scvcnlccnlh cenlury, turil
ing the hrniti of almosl cvery man, wo
tnan antl child, among thc ollicrwtse so-hcr-mindcd
cntl plodding Dulch. All
iniliislry g.nc way to spcculalion in tu
lip. Thc inania incrcased rapidly; pri
crs jtnnprd up highcr rvcry day ; vast
forluucs werc iuicsled, and Holland he
camo a largc lulip gardcn. Ono aulhor
wrote a folto tolumc of a thousaud pages
on Ihe subjecll A single bulb, of tho
spccics called viccroy, was sold fora stl
icr drinking cup, a suit of clollirs, a
cninplclc hcd, a thousand pounds of
chccse, two lons of bullcr, fuurtonsof
bccr, two hogshe.nls of wine, twelvo fat
shccp, cight f.it suinc, fuur fat oxen, (our
lastsof re, and two lasts of wheit, nll
valurd nt tuo lliousauu anu me nuiiuicu
lhirins. Tulip inarls were clablished iu
all llie cilics. Tulip stock was quotcd
on llic exchango like bank slock, and tulip-jobhcrs
cvcry Hhrrcspcculdtcd iu ihe
rise and fall. "I'tery body," says AIac
kny, 'iinagincd that llie passion fortulips
would last forevcr, and thnt the wcallhy
from cvcn pnrl of llic world would send
to Holland, and pay wha'cierpriccs were
asked for tlinn. Nohles, citiz"iit, fdr
luers, liicclinuics, scaincn, fnolincn, m id
scrvauts, rtcn chiuniey swrcps and ol.l
clolhcs wnmt-n, ilabbled iutulips. I'e. j
plc of all grades comerted llii'ir pr.iperty
inlo cash; aml iuvcsted it iu lloucr?
lfouses and l.inds wcre ofTt'rcd for salc
at ruinously low priccs, or assigucd in
paytnenl of birgains made at the tulip
man. roreigners hecanie tuiiltcii wilh
the saine frenzy, and iiioncy poured into
Holland Irom all direclions. Thc priccs
of ihe uccessaries of life rosc ngatn hy
degrees , houses aud lands, horses aud
carriages, and liituties of cvery sort,
rosc in vatuc with llicni, aud for somc
months Holhud seciued thc vcry antc
chimber of l'lutus." The mania, how
cver, came lo au end Tlie folly ccased,
Priccs fell. Conlidencc ficii. Defaults
of payinout grew coninion. Tlie bulbs
romaincd, hut wilhnm value. The cry
of ilislress was heard eveiy uhcre. A
few had become rich, ihe many impov
erished. Original obscurity sctlled down
upon llic lcmporarily forlunatc, and beg
gary, with its train of dcuioralizatioii,
covcrcd the land. Such was thc tulip
mania, antl ils conscqucnccs.
Oi.hl pens wcre. first made in Lmidon,
about tlic jear 1517. I'or tv.our three
jcars ll:e busiiicss was carried ou ihero
iu a small way, wilh great sccrecy, by a
single house. Uuringthe ycar 1S10, an
Ainerican clcrgyman, thcn in T.ondon,
Kcv. Charlcs Cleveland, obtaiuod the se
cret of making an iudcslructiblc point,
aud tcturniug lo this country, cngagcd
iu tiis mdiiufacture of gold pens. Very
little was done, howevcr, fur thc first
three or four ) ears The Aiuericau peo
plc could nut be persuadcd to pay seven
or eight dollars for a single gold pcn,
wheu ihey could lui a grossofstcel pcns
for a leuth part of the mouey ; and it
was only by giviug to clerks aud olliers
llio usc of a gold pcu for some siS
montlw, thal they could llien be persua
dcd lo buy onc. So slow was ihe inlro
duciiou, that in llic year 1845, scarcely
oue pcrsou in a huudred had ever hcard
uf them. Sipce thal tiinc a very eMen
sivc husincss has grown out of it, antl it
maki's cmployment for soinething over
ono tlioiisaml pcrsons iu thc L uileu
; lme was lloalcd aslcru ihis
, wnli lii i'k und bait for an . I
Scveral of thesc noble b.rds
werc sailiug in our wnke. Oue of ihtm
took the hook, aud hc was drawn slowly
lotvard the sliip, his female coinpaniou
following close ,il his sidc. Whcn lifted
in, shc looked up wilh an exprcssion of
anicly that uoi Id m t ilishonor thc wil'e
of his cinitor iu a rcier-e of circi mlan
ces. We fouud in lns sliapr. somc te
..einlilaiicc lo a w ild jjnose, but much
larger iu lieatl aud budv , and with a lun
ger wing. The liouk I.ad not inj.ir.'d
him, aud though lns wings wtnch iiieas-.
uretl twelte fect lelweeu iheirlips mro
piuiiined, he walked thc ilccl; wuh .1
proud dcfiant air, Hi largc cje flashctl
wilh indignation aud mcnace. Ilis bcak
was armcd wilh a slrong hook like that
of the falcoii, his plumage was as white
as the driten snow, aud the down on his
iicck sofl as innonlight mclling over tho
vergcof an cieniiig cloud.
He was caplured by nne nf our pns
sengers, who now proposcd to kill him
for the sakc of his wings. But thc sail
ors, who always associalc somctliiiig sa
crcd wilh this bird, inlerfcrctl. They
pic.lictcd nulhiug bul head wiudj, sloruis
aud mUI'orluiics, if lic should be killed,
and uuhickiug his wings gavehim a loss
over llie ship's hide iuto hisnwn wido
eleinrut. Ilis consort, who liatl follow
rd llie sbip closely durug his cnplivily
rcceived him with oulslrelchcil wings.
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