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IHR LAXD OF SLEEP.
??Where Me* the land"? WerrfsieertA.
?rohere lies tbe land of which thy soul would
BeyondThe wearied wold the songle?? dell,
The purple grape snd golden asphodel
luvend the ?one where ?trenm? baptismal flow.
"Where lies the land to which thy ?mil would goT
There where the nnvexed sense?, darkhng dwell,
Where never haunting, hurrying footfall fell,
Where toil i? not, nor builded ho|>e laid low.
Hert ' Rest ! to thv hushed realm how one by one
Old Earth'* tins'. Aires steal away and weep,
Fontotten or unknown, loug tlty ?lone.
Ah ?Jod I when Death in eoeuung peace shall
T ifr's loud turmoil, and Time his race hath run?
?hall heart of man at length lind n>?t and ?hep T
ou^ T. Hall Calne.
A JAPANESE BRIDE.
BY H. BtTHAM UKW AIti)8, At'THOK OF ' KITTV.'
tookplac" upon a n rta... oceaaioB now nea.lv three
warsago, and the strange story of which that
Seht'l experience formed the prologue, I will en?
deavor to relate as briefly as possible. No addi
t.ons were 1 enabled t.- make Unan, could indeed
W fictitious chat.ii or ?i.t.-r. st to sue , a narra?
tive i,.r ?* lt "<"^,r-v to ?aggerate. in the
maJlest particular liv wav of heightening the
i flee Tl 1 gh s and ahadowa are tl- re nat ...ally.
?? ture o use a lothnical phrase, acema to have
The pic tu
just when the great tide of touil-ts sets ft jTOUl
SwiMand, and aa the trat., was erowded and Um
stoppage of a few inmutes only. W? had to be?tow
oure?lv.-? and i.ur Wloi.g.i.g'.v? here we could. Not
a moment to ?pare for cliooMtiir a smoking, mil; h
less ?half-titled carnage. I took possession ol the
first empty seat 1 could find theretoie c.i.int.al l.j
four laa.es ami a v< uth of tifteeo. lb- lad. who
served to hot p BM m countenance, was tbe only one
of the party ?deep, and before settling down to
follow C? example, 1 glanced round at the rest.
Two Of 111V fcllo? IllV'Vel* c.ailed for l,o re.iiarlx
being simplv a highly napcetablo English lady and
her maid. '1 he <>;h. i tw? immediately arrested my
?"??siiV"; und n.si.l W. re hi I? ?to : bnt Oaring two,
Baotinct type? fascinating alike t.. both the student
of baanty and of race, painter ?nd ethnologist, lb?
muid was a young limdeo gul. whose hrilliaul com
plcxiou ami naive grace? were heightened b) tne
richness oi herpurelyOrnutaldross, lue iui?tn->s
was?young.lapiincse. dressed with thai ?erupulons
ilegance and minute observance ol fashion wen in
Frenchwomen anda few Atn.rii atis. I.'-. lything,
judged according to the latest canons of tbe mauiua
mater and tin- milliner, was as it should be, the
*?> general ?fleet ifl the ?yes o? the artistic beholder
being aomewbat perplexing, and perhaps unsatia
factor,-. Buch beauty aa her??beauty <>f the lan?
guorous, aenanoua type-needed nan.- freedom,
more expansion in outward lending? than 1'arisian
fashion Is-ok* allowed. She should have worn
flowing drapery, bright hue?, fanciful adornmeuta
in ahtmdaiue ? ihm, ad of all these she was j>ut iuto
the banst, most prosaic of woman? disguises,
whilst to make matters worse, her abondant hair
was twisted into a microscopic knot at tbe bach of
her head, as the fashion of the day ordain.-. Mil
mounted by a hideotis l it of millinery < ailed a
bonnet. It was evident that every possible ettnrt
bail Been made, in fact. t.. translate her from a Jap?
anese BOBBty into a young lady of fashion and tin
A Is'auty she undoubtedly was, reminding nn- of
those wonderfully lovely Japanese type? 1 had seen
? few weeks bet?re in the ethnological section of
the Pari?exhibition, r. m who wi re al the trouble
of visiting a ? eitain little pavilion in tin gardens <>f
the I'meadcm ?an surely have forgotten the iinpres
?sion phmIuicI on their minds by the serie? of por
ttait* there exhibited from Japan ail. belt rrincm
bend, portraits fnnn the life. 1 had now before me
? living prototype of ?n especial kind of lo?. line-?
that Bad there taken my breath away?a loveliness
sensuous, almost voluptuous, yet imbued with the
artless witchery and onconsciomi winninguees "f
childhood. One hardly Lit that there was ?mini
there, much leaa Intellect, only a heart to he made
happy by outward things.
?Keep your admirati.-n to yourself,1 whispered a
friendly voice cloee iti m\ ear. ' >-!.c speaks l.ngli- li
and French as well a? we do. You ?hall beat her
lt wa? the middle-aged English matron, who,
under pretext of getting at her hag. thus good
aaturedly took note of my growing int.-i.--t in nut
outlandish neighbor. Then, aa it wa* about the tnm?
for n'fivshnieut, she brought out wine and saiid
wiches, nod olicred thciu to tin- young beauty, evi?
dently Beat OB bringing her out. liny talked in
Fnuch, a language which always seems to com.'
natural when addressing foreigners?.
'You must cat and drink' began the motherly Eng?
lish lady, pleased at the other's naive acceptance uf
het^hocpiiaUtv. 'Yoa will have need of all your
strength for the fatigues of sight-seeing in l'an?.'
The young Japanese smiled.
' Yes, 1 am to see everything that is to be sen in
Pari?, and aft. r that L.mdo i. and everything to be
?sen there. Then my education will ?top, and high
'Aud then T' was written in onmiatahablc char?
acters on tin face o? her interlocutor, ? ho, ho? .ver,
too well br.-d t<> question, merely replied sugges?
tively, ' Y'ou m ist. of course, fee] very happy at the
notion of seeing your own country and yoni own
people once more/
?lint 1 am not going to ?<-c my own country or
people,' retained th.- girl, without the slightest touch
either of ?anging or regret inner voice. ?! remain
in your country.
?I hope Indeed that you will like England,'?aid
the elder lady, now dying with, cariosity, yet -*e
lraining front a downright Question.
'(/si ?aitf" was the carelem reply. 'Rut there is
no help for it.' Then ?he added in the sain?- v.u r "1
happy tinconcern, not Bomixed English or Kn-ucti
woman?the word seems Inapplicable to a Japan
ese!?' 1 um going to marry a rieh Englishman.'
My maiti r-of.fai t coaotrywoatan absolutely
blushed with aatoaiahmout ; I became at oin ? mor?
intenwly ?boorbed than ever, while the bemiucof
our little iKHtumal romaine went on.
'It wav? he who wished in<- to ii,. educated,and
for that parp?se I was sent to Switzerland three
years ugo. 1 waa then ifteea, ] am Bow eighteen,
?nd I am to lie married before Ihe year is mit.'
'And then you will Ik- ?n Englishwoman,'said
her neighbor, delighted with that candid confession.
'Could I not par* ft i an Englishwoman nowf
asked the voting la.ly with charming innocence.
'1? there still anything <>f the Japanese ahoat aie V
'1 think no one coald ever wholly outgrow his
nationality, be it EnglbA. Ir. m h or Japanern?,' was
the reply. 'Why should you wir,b to Us* every
trace of yours T'
'I do not wish it, I only want to look: and behave
like an English lady, lt is h,* wish, the ??.sh < f the
gentleman 1 am ?boat to marry. 1 did uni ?au
BheatM invself. 1 should have been perfectly cou?
lant to rest as I was.'
Thus she prattled on, encouraged by the ready
sympathy of her Ira veiling companion ; afli i a tin i<
however, she declared herself drow?v; Ihe little
Hindoo snian^ forward atasign u> ?prend warm
wrapa avec h?-r auattesa. Out little Im pw
taiued and all drowasd from time to time a I alas'
but the poor little Hindi?, girl. Whenever I ?i?.. md
my eyes, 1 beheld the ismr child murmuring t.. | ?--,
?elf,'so odd. s<? cold'and lathe aetol gathering
her thin ?ilk si.awl i loser round her, The night
was very chilly, ?he waa clad m raiment ..I alinosi
tran?pareiit fioeueaa. and had nothing m th. ?ray of
warmer clothing. I glanced from her lo her mis
trews, so softly enshrined and luxariouslt covered
aud wondered when *hc would notice let band
maid'? ferlera condition. Hat though she woke up
from time to time and evea beckoned the girl to
bestow the fur rug more car.-fiillv ?boat '..? n
feet, ?he paid no lead whatevei lonerlittli
enng gesture and the low plaint. It seemed a? ?I
indeed she neither ?aw nor heard the little thing
and only beeama oundful of hat presence when
needing a set vice. 1 ?oiif.ss, 1 was smuewliat
isken al.ack hv w hat I waalothto believe a want
<?! feolniK: it niii:l,t 1h-, m at last I reaaoncd that
;^e young waiting-woman alone was to blame, and
wist, in accordance with the customs ..1 Japan
mnnostic servant? were expected to look after
themselve?. or it might be that her voting mist reas
mcxed mu heart indeed, only a habit of earing tor
n n" e^?' was a spoilt child. 1 settled the matter
thus. Seeing, men-over, that no help was iik.-lv
lo come from other quarter?. I handed the m?,r
Child aspare plaid, ami also ?eoflered some refresh?
ment? all of which were eagerly BCeeptod.
As the train ?j.ed on, everyone grew drowsier and
orowaier. ouly waking up atti.elast moment. No
?oie converaation took ?l?<-e, mid in the mil??,?
metton I lingen-d to take, us I thought, a iiual
glane? of my beautiful Japanese Lride-elect.
J?S*J%?lS .P???^. and it is hardly necessary to
?.L.?? i 7^ou ut the J?P*nese bcautv. und her
BW^?a?tW?^ 8<'0,l *?-?? w&wll>' ir'"?
my memory. Greatly as I had been struck with
m r appearance on that nocturnal ionniey. the im
press ou, vivid though it had been, fided from want
ermfL.^""^ *? ??' though for that one night I
f?0?"*??^? to have been desperately in love, as
Wi ^^ uever been.
?iar1v*i? .^? my ??toaishment. therefore, to receive
frbind pai^L?1*^* tbe ?olwwinguoto from my
. i^\?S?*????r?culptor :
rri?nda^ mn^e?**Yott' ?# w*u M ?ho rest lof my
AA1*" pondered what has lieconie of
durini th-Tvl .7ouu,J"^ wnai naa liecome
rou^ika aSft?7 month,? Come dowu ?"y
ryPtS?J* ?trodueed to my Jsoane?
I think anyone else wonld have naturallr
*o we ?ame wucluaiou aa myaelf. |iy ?
friend'? wife must be- the heroine of that journey
from BonrK-cn-Mresse to GeenfTS! There could not
certainly be two Englishmen infatuated enough to
have brought over tn EUTOWC ;i little Japaners
schoolgirl to lie trained as the titling mistress nf an
iin|Mi??iiig. ii not wealthy, English home. I nee the
wnnl imposing ndvteedlr, for no stbereanao aptly
eliiirii?'t>'ti/e Ellerton'a InniM-. Vast, ainlv j>rnt>nr
tioned, framed and titled up on a ?cale suited ta
the large, handsonie person, ?'id widely-cultured,
facile character of the owner, it no inure rcsi-inblcl
tiny other plaee 1 knew of than did be anyone elae
1 had ever seen, II?- bail purchased a hit of luml
and built his lions,, In a villago hontcring on the
New Forest, and it aeei.I rather a palace designed
for th?- deolsenanf thai vaal pleasure-ground iban
the dwelling of Hti lliipln?li artiat, however favored
'1 must have spare enotijrh for ample play of
light and shadow ; small rooms are the ruin of
sculptors,' he h.ul raid, and accordingly, be had
aacrificod everything else to proportion. It must !??
a<liiiitt<'?l that' the general enYcl waa a 1 ttle cold.
You felt at iir-t as ,i yon bad ?trayesl Into
an art-i-'alli rv ! Ellertou'a ineflalde gt-uiality, how?
ever, ami Ellerton s iiiany-sidi-?Ineea alwaya ani?
mated the place, and maife it glow, Without him
it was unbearable. I never knew any human be
ing who oonld m? strongly lutluenco hi? ?urround
liitts. With a vein nf singnlarit?. in hi? character,
at all times alio wed full play, he was one of thosa
mon whom fortune anil the world have done their
best to spoil. Vet there was strength underlying
tins ?.?Ul mixture of genius and whimsicalities, for,
in spite of lieing I" ru rich, "Tie inn?, ami with
Borne thing we should call worldlinos.? if we were
speaking <<f another, tn ?pite of being thrown
hy virtue of birth ami ?oeial pos'tion chiufly amona
i?ll?'is, he ha?! achieved uiore ?low nright hnm-sl ? ?n g
than moot men of his age, To nan?' Ellerton, the
sculptor, was to nnm ? a man. indeed, In whose pr?i
ductiona all true artists hail faith. Everyone low ?I,
none pretended t<> understand him, anil tins ,i ip
anise marriage was bul of a pie? c with the '?ite^'rerw
of his w hole career.
Wondering how it would answer, my mind full >.f
Ellerton and Ins bride, 1 travelled next da) t<>
l.yndhurst and arrived just in time foi a chat with
mV host before dinner.
It was briUianl March weather, and the <? .M vas!
landscape without was in keeping with the almost
interminable perspectives within. In ?piteo! the
blazing wood tires every where, and th?'ahum
of crimson hangings, I ahivered. There ar?- s?,un
English houses you cau never warm, uud this was
'Ah? sni?I Ellerton with the warmest greeting,
1 you have lost no lime, I see. Like the rest of my
friend? yon are dying with curiosity to be pre?
vented to ni\ .i i r- ? ti?--??- bride.' I inn reading, I sup?
pose, a questioning ????K in my face, he added:
? Von want, of course, t<? Know why 1 went an far in
si-anhol an ideal, why 1 marrie?! thi? lady*. 1 "ill
tell yon in a very few words, Simply and solely
Itecunac she is the iimmI l ?? .?? it? !i n.' t realure to loog
! at 1 hail ever s ? n throughout the COUTK uf iny ex?
1 li?ieiieil.aH nttenlinn.and being one <>f Ellerton'a
??111? ?t friends, hail expect?-?! I'isconlidence m this
mattet'. If nut with me, ludeed, w iih w horn should
he be confidential ?
?1 hold tl.r?es, as yon know, which seem fanci?
ful enough iu the eyes'ol most ]ieop)e,'he went on,
'andnone innre aothau with reirar.lt.'?ml
moral factor in man's existence: I maintain that
beauty ol it?? If is a virtue, wholly irresis-etive ol
any ethical ?pialny reading in it ?-r emanating from
it; and that lovers ol beauty, arllsti al least,
?hoold ii"t concern themselves with any other. I'or
the true artist there is neither g.lier bad, noble
or abject, m the nierai world, only beautiful and
ugly ; and hi? duty ?* i" sei k the in-t and at oid i.i<
la.st. regardless ?if eonsc-ini-ntes. Thus, ?ince llie
thonght of marrying entered my In nl. 1 fnllvde
tenmued t?> choose f?ir my wile, no) the i>? -t l?r?-?l,
inn the wittiest, nor th?1 mosl fascinating woman of
my acqusintaucc, bul siinph th? lovi-li ?t, I -.ml
to myself?when I Und my ideal ?t beauty, then I
will marry, and if not then, never !'
1 felt now convinced that I was abont to Is? in?
tnslui ?'?I to Ihe beauty of that .lurual ml ven tun-,
and Ellerton'a nexl few sent?-nc<s continued my
belief, In a few glowing Won Is he ?|isit;li. .1 bow
he had found hi? lone-sought I iragon ol t?male
loveliness in an ?ml nf-lhe way Japanese village,
?Von will marvel,] daresay,' h? ?ail. ' that I did
not h'ave lu i liter wild row' ?he wi?; lut ii".
si m n?. I cotilil not live with a woman, no matter
how 1 atlon'il h<- ', win, ?h'.ai'l slink mein small
mat tern ol t ?i .t?-. Khe must lie fastidbuuly nice
with r gard t<> tl,?,-?' social olsnervance?? we Euro?
pean* un* wedded t... My friends, mi servant* and
the wcrid iii'.i?i discern no llaw in th?-la?!> I make
mistn-as of mphouse. This is why 1 sent the poor
child to >? it /i-na cil. in order to learn English.
In ne h atol the wayaol tin* world. How apt a i1 ipil
ah? !uu proved you will ?? >? pn utly, She is
amply n-patd for all the dru?lger.\ ?le- ha? L'une
Ibniiigh. mid I am mon- than ? .,:,.;. ..-at. ?! lor the
loop, sep ration, 11? r last?' i? t'l'iii'it, and only
iv uuted guidance, 'il, :? is. in la, i, but ou? i
!,.,, I. i" a m?**! feli< ilou? union?'
Hi ?topped short, looktsl niuml in onb-r to assure
himself that we ?er?- alone, then added in a l?>w
voii ?? :
?sh.' has no sympathy fur niv art. Sculpture is
toon than dumb uud meaningless to her, it is grue
sud rcM'lieul i? cidil, death m life thai chill?
I u r to the very venas, and even the la iuty of which
is full of nv,i-. Artistic, rather, perhaps 1 should
aay, elegant in lisi tastes, she has taken kindly to
even other phase ?at In i new life bul tins.'
A look nf tiOKitife trouble ? an.\ i i In? fa? <?. ami
with a suitcleii ?-hange ?d voici-, as il auxiuu? to Is
rid uf painful thoughts, b< ?aid :
?Hut ?sow h-t u? go lotl room, where
M\ a awaits ns.'
Ai eordiuglv we .,-, - ml.'l the almost palatial
staircase, ami rtw ing i ? 11 lor. f : ? ? -1 ? which the
iiii?tr. s? ,,f the house h:nl evidi-ntl, removed
statuary familiar to me ou forini i '?? t Bs?iol ?. ? ? i li?
ter? it the ?lia? lia toiiin.
I had uf < outs pu pan | n
though not to be i : noi w i? I
mistaken. I In? linlv ad vail Un! t?? n.? ? t III.
?milingly wan the same I hail H i\? I led w it h n
vividly rememliered nighl bul ?be hid nal
then laben no b ed ol tie u iii'ed ?ti mgi i ?
in-' a h. at at lie- otloM ein] ?,| lb? lainage. We
were formally intnsliiced to cash a few
mu.ut? s lat. r.' I ?ed h? I d?" ?' '? '? ?
Ihn converaatiou?musl I >f F.lhrtnn'?
brule ? w a? a II ;l|e ConV)-lll ll. Klbrtnll Seemed
for the lir?t time in hi? ?lied to talk
ia a circle : and, although gat i il, naturally
bad much therebj aa a tailn-r. I'uhap? Im would
lia v. fell jtial tie ??i.i in-?-i ling hi? stih
? .t-, had he man it-d an I tl v half
hi? sge, ( ?i taillly. on .1 be litera
tur?- ?it tin day, f?>n-iun trav?-l. English scenery, hin
I Alle ??',;,I .,.;,'.il ? its !;,? Hid Willi as M.lli l|
spirit as it ?he had I ? ? u-d to su? 1. I
tais all ber life.
,. U mist we ? hatb-.l. th? r- fol
niitlv, ??ver mir ? legatil little ?linn, I ??
?ng my hostess with no small intei rumi'y.
lu so (ar as men1 Is auty w ei I licli
suons beauty ne ,1'? ? t?i -1\ that tin wiuii.-i
shone Ibe child, tie briil? lmI
Kani ? ? '. A ? ? i un shy ? ?? iilel r>? ul
en repla ? ?I ?. an ? ?? ??. ap i i ida
?l?as ? amb.i even mon-Im?i ?iniiiig ; wh
told m.? that in all mall) r> ol -" il rout m
I tli|l|i lie sue was I IP'HH of hi'i.-e|l, I roui
her manner as h???:? ? .m?! l.-ulv ol the! ?
hard t<? believe thai ?he I in I not U ? n
life to tin ? ? ?li Imme, ami the
?... i, t v ol II '.i lllld WOlll li ul I lie "? ?u hi,
? Mya " Elk rum -. I th? l.r.n elel
1 ihsiL'ii?-?! foi you asa w?-?Idiiiu gift, I am ?tuite
pnnul ol it.'
tShe did not ta'?, ?.tl the l i
a? It in o il "ii In r ai m. w :']i :
right hain! indicating the line workmaiinhip?
I miw imin . ?I lur the in-' ' ? thi? 1?"?\ - 1\
lady wanted one attrai'tioii I have t-vei I.e. n ?lave
in; namely, the white, bin? vnm-d, dimpl I In.ml
of a well-bre?! Englishwoman. I lelt a jswiiive im?
patience w iih these thin, Imiwti I mu-t ev? n ?.?-,
lawny liugers; ami wislied that the ineouiparauhi
M va would ule ays w< u mill)
No, I con hi never r?-? um il?- in > -? 11 '., a woman
withoul beautiful while hamU. I uu longer ?-n
\ nil m v friend Ellerton the wonderfully lovely
la > e\, r before him a? a pi? i ure.
? W. lit' he aabed, when we retin-il in I.i? ?tttdy
fur a cigar, tin- siiiituI ui Mya'? piano reaching ua
wlnre we sat;' Well V
'^nii have imt exasgerateil,' I said warmly; 'I
ti ti*l her all and more than yon say.'
' Mie i? an e\'|iiisite cr?"itui.' and ?he loves me.
What more should a man seek in a wife, at hast
am b a man as mv -If f
BU.- did well to qualify tin- si iit.nee, f..r certainly
mosl nf u? do reunir? a little sympathy in tins,
ibove all other relation? ot life. Hut Ellerton'i
singularity might well cxe.pt him from the common
rule. He perhaps sntticed for himself. I fancied In?
seemed t<> breathe mote freely ? lieu we were ahm?.
And he became more animated, which ? n no
wonder, seeing that now, lor the tn?t ti., w<
talk.al of his ait.
' To-aaorrow. ah ! I have something to show von
to-morrow,' be sanl arch!) and joyously. '1 have
a? btoved u mar \ eil ui is triumph, perhaps for th? Und
time realizing, in marble, exactly the ?.option of
tny brain. How schlum iloes that hap|>?n even to
the true artist V
Much WO talked of his wotk 'ami of this espe? ial
juece of wi.rk in particular, till an Imperious little
ia.lv in black velvet with gold triuunlligs ?uuiuiuueil
us to tea.
Ellerton had built himself a superb sculpture
gallery as well a? a ?tiuli?, ,,n the same handsome
?cato, ami next morning we ?pent eeveral boura iu
there, my friend ha\ mg much t., ?how me. He had
bought largely ami worked hard ?ince my la-si \isit
rather more than a >',<r ago. The gallery wu
ennebed with several tine antiques, ami the studio
with some lovely things.
'.Nothing stimulates arti-tir rrcativrneas like he
ing in luve,' Ellerton ?eml laughingly, and certes 1
have never known him so Molina la g'?"l work.
The artist seemesl to have, tiling out In? fancies st
rauilom, nicrely to nil hiiinwli of then'; to bate
glowed under a ntlumlanee of Intelle? tuai for?a
and fancy. Wotulerfully liesutiful things were
here, some* ttnish?,d. olliers mere embryo, a few in
the half-way stage ln-twecn the hud ami the ii?>vv. t
Une group, covered with a crttnsoii cloth, ?tooJ ou a
padastsJ at the further end of the ?tmlio.
With his hand on the drapery LIkrtou itooJ still
for a moment smiling 'nt my expectancy, glowing
beforehand with the eonacioasoem of well-earned
praiae to enme. Then, lifting the curtain, he said
1 fancy hi? lip? tn/iiiblcd with emotion whilst he
' By this or nothing I shall be rcmcmlw:rc<l. Here
is my title to honor.'
I saw Before me the oft-embodied, beauteous
legend of Pygmalion und bUdream-bride, but what
matter how often snob a theme 1- handled by the
genuine artist 1 Here was ? conception ..t warm
life, passion and beaut? that must live, that must
??sen itself and it? author's claim* before all the
world. Idle were it to tr?- to deacrilss these two
ligure*. Th.- sculptor bending forward to embrace
the maiden, their lines nearly touching each other,
their frames ?-tremble with th.- joyof the first??
y.t untested kiss. Enough to ?ay that the spectator
held his breath a* he gazed si, intense, sii ones
peetod the vision of loveliness 1? fots him, It
struck me a? I|gazed,th?t in Pygmalion the ?culn
tor unconsciously withoni doubt, \<t unmistak?
ably, had portrayed himself, whilst in the ligure of
Un awakened girl 1 could trace only the purest
English type <>f beauty; ami why, indeed should
English sculptor? seek any ot lier i There are Eng?
lish face?, and, though much rarer. English form? as
perfect ,;? those recalled to us by Greek art, whilst
I be ?rtist, iustoad of giving us a mete copy, gives
us his own ideal, Ins own embodiment thus m
re.-ilit.v rrouting lor us.
Ellerton, m ?i. ii please?] with my prarn ?, ?t length
cut Iv liiew I he curtain ovei i In-group.
?It i- ?trange,1 he said a* we were about to quit
the ?tudio, ' Myu seems to have conceive?! almost s
jealous dislise for this work. I suppose because I
am -o fond of it.'
'I In* was s iid half playfully, vet with .1 sigh. I
observed that he went out <>f in* way to avoid allu?
sions to it m the presence of hi? wife. Hit for this
little cloud, however, there seemed the most perfei t
understanding between the pair. Mm had lallen
Quite easily into ber place a* lady of the house, ful?
filling her si,i :;,; duti.-s. a-id din-i tm g the servant?,
a* it to 'tin- manner horn.' When luncheon was
over, a mat little pony-carriage waa brought to tin
door, and. with a servant at her side, sin- made lot
.alls, .-nul would drive into the neighboring town
to do her ?bopping. Nhe got all th.- newesl i.k<
fp.m a Mil's, iiption lil.rar?-. took up crewel work,
pi utinu T. p.'tcelaiu. ami other fashionable femi?
nine occupations; sin- studied mnsic aanidu
cultivate?! the uciuaintain u ol all the neighbors for
mili s round, and. in tine, ?bowed an inordinate
capacity for amusing herself, Tins mind have
l.ecn a fgr.-at'couiiori to a hard-working manlike
? Von mn*( posit h rly ?lay to I he end i f I he ?
he said In me, when we'separated after thai lirst
luncheon, he to work in his studio, 1 to take a lung
ran,I.le in tin \. ,\ r.-rcst.
'The l'v gmalioii ?? now i|ii t.- finished, and 1
have invited u few friends in the neighlMirhooil to
.ou?e and look at it, l.ei.it,- it goes to the A' -i
Voit have not a single pica to urge by way oi ? ">
As I had not indeed! A *at?/wr, alas! l>y profes?
sion. I might ,|S well In- ||i till' New lullst I'l-, lle'll
as anywhere else, anywhere <?!?>" a- m tin- New
loiest. Ellerton had ever lieeli, moreover my most
i! light fu! tu. ? .| he ?? a - that to > ? .-i ? 1....I?. I ha?!
gi..??ii deeply inten'?tei| in his Japanese bride, In
m ed of no more urgent persuasion, wprc anymore
needed fn?m -.n h a bost, 1 stayed. M?a was in
ti n sting ii ' no? from ?i wholly new point of ? lew.
1 had |l? gun lij an.il? lag bel l.eauiv: 1 had next
iri.MI* llilelle. t nal plietiotlielioli ; 1
lillilllv sel lo Work a- a psychologist lo anatomize
lur i liar.;, er. I In re ?? ? !?? ??>.? moral pn/zlc? in it,
not least that curious aversion to her
lni-l. II..I - ait.
What ??as t'e m gin of such aversion t ? ?ni it
ails.- lion m tilict, paasioil, ol waut of ailistn p't
i ? pil?n T
It might well he thai this cold, pure sculpture
world cam. n* a mystcr? painful almost ?a death t
-, l!. In .i i litld ol v ..'.apt'i 'is sk ,. an.I ??.inn.
in hi? col..', d outward e\??fence, of it might !??
that ?he s.iw in tin-,nt of which her husband w?s
so tboroiighly t lie m i-i. i. tin? art to whub he wa?
s,i p.is-,,..,.iii ?!? i|.-v oie. I, *. u i,> ? :.i: / I hat divided her
fr.-in Im.i "lily, and. a- ?lieh, to ? .--1 and
i ... n haled : ol la-t Iv . it might tie that m Ii- i a- m
. ? ttii all? -y- ?? -. t he
?, n| appte latins |.>rii
.i udei ing h. r ., i.t- i -?
I.i'. Una's i Ii ?t,oils.
lie t lu- se it i:
in oh- m. ellort In i-m ?ml tl. .t
? \ preasmn "f it In
?-; it. ot tl;e p i-simiat
i*h fondues? m .tuts. , id ..v.r
th. m. palpable t.. ..th. i - t had
would it break ???? r llien Ii.--,.!- ? I In* ?? .s
the i|in-sl i.,o | aak< .1 I:.'- -.It.
liieirs gluli ?I 11) undei their ph ..-.
HI in honor of th.- nlatm - de?tllled ;
had 1m . Ii pill Oil : ?! a fe? .la? -.
anil I wa? pt---U-J to stay on, 1 1?re -..-:..-.| m,
Ii i-oli fn| folllg, -. I -' i\ ' -I. ? -v i 1 ? d l\ e, :
dearer insight as 1 thought, into the . ii.ua. 1.1 o|
?in the eve ?'! tin- reception, I ?trnved into (In?
sto.In. t.. mi' th.- ell.. ? ?.t Ellerton - lin .! in inge?
n?ente. It ?? as on?- ot Ihoae pearly March twilight*.
pretil all) l.eaulif? itig t" a sculptor's ??mk.II,
1 he I ii |iid atUloMplieri' kill an ample pi.i? ot light
and shadow to if"- graceful outline* and moot h
w bite ?urfaee of tin- marble, whilst I lie .*ilt ?teal
ing twilight, fading tr-.iii warm soft vmlete to ndd
h nl gray?, soon bile?! lb. pisas w i. h poetic ?we
As | lingered in this dream-land, I hi ?nl a voice ?I
In) elbow i a il.:, g in. ii im. , ami hsikuig up, ?an I he
? . ulptoi * l.eai.tilul bride, let du-*, loveliness
heightened hi .If -s <.f pnie*l white, on!? the
e id ? .1 auioud hi re ,.ui.l Uiere n-lievi
m iidiaiiou? fol.U.
-Ii.- appio.-i' led na- w hi r<- I ?food, ?ml ha v I
face? i ut m if If .m it. ??? i. -t.. I mu e, I... a s .m tl
Ulllj ga/eil lloW l| '? . -pied W ?t II
? -uns, ?landing ?lili boldly oui ol the
g itb. ring gio.-ni.
lloW ..ill ?."I I.'Ill' lore' II".? I .'III Voll 'Ir
heref sin- naked, drawing lei ??in;.- I.e. -i,,*,
round In r aalt ?oired ???th sudd.Id. 'It .-> !??
pe ?region "f pliant.?ms lt..m mime spirit World.
I h.\ banlly liv. >, t who eau . -ill them deail '
an- dumb, vei to nu the? all sun p..
. t ,i -ii.ii gi -;?? ?. Ii.'
? I In n 1 ?. pli..i with i amile, ' why do you ?une
here t W II) -1" vea -' i
? Boca s i ?hi fa*?.'11 te?l against my will ; I feel
enticed toward this room, above* all others in lhe
-e ii mal?. * me lineas) . I hi you
know f ? |. -.n.I, tunilllg to me sudd, ii I v ? I think.
Mi - it m\ husband and 1 inhabit t??"
? win l?l I In? i? hi-. It ir ?i r i all
Hi* life, In- ?nul, In- In irt on hop .'
hand in tin dire, lion ol Hi? I've
? I i li-.li. |*-i h.ip- ?? hiiiisu ?||, bill
? -. p.- n e a"-! to .'.? m< wnl
lib ! a ? ? da no In ing lov. -..> e In?
?Jini the mi *t',e id..?] is perpetually ?ar
. ? i nu .' I r. plnd, milling pi i? ?
I . ouifoll in tin- tli ai.-ht III it the statue
lil>. f -iiii.v. .1 to uiortow , nul m ',
,:. n< .-.I never eoine and. i v oui ?
She ' a- if iiillsil j mi t
. .1 m no ?'< gi - t.. i -
?At ??? lor??'
\ I true .-m st? In plnd
. inpll i-.s. ? \\ er?' lie o iid .1
? alt. he ?v oui I n i m le
I...?? lIlM s II? V llt'le ll| -;.]. Ulli.I i
? Ile I- il. II. Ile dis - Ulli . .1 I...
ii.st is if talking In herself.
? And were lie a hi? millionaire, it w<
?ame to linn as t.< ant oilier maitol g i.*,' I n
;.. ? No, Mis. Kill rion. yum
lit-I]., tuil life U indeed here, and proud m n I
I. . I that it is ?o.'
- Would nothing wren, h him from :
?mis f -du- naked, the ??.'ids ?bowing m< lb? I
ol thought ?he wa- following, -Von ate. I
me, Ins ohh si fn- nd. ripea? i and id I) I hi tl
m you i m i nd. \?. ill one phantom ?ft i aimthi i
tin ne in shut n.t oi my husband's In art T'
|-,efoi,- I could ?nawer, lll.-iton's voice on the
tin. ?hold ?ummoucd u? \:.w I? to dinner.
Next mornii - ?t lireakfaal Ellerton handed t.. hi*
w ile a little gilt-edged note with a haudsnmc uiouu
gi am, and ?aid :
? ion mii-t I..-.1. voir very best to i\.>\, |or among
our guests i? t" iiguie a riiv?iI prin. i
I Inn, while sin r. ad tie- nils i?e, he turned to 1110,
'Ih- Trineos?-is staving at Lord '? clos.
by, and I must of ronme gri.-I-. aci epl the honor
she pi.ipi.sos doing me- W. il T'h.- naked, glancing
I lie uttle lady look, d inclined to tmut.
' "II?.- l'i a m i -s coin?s t.. s,-,. ih,- sculptor's ?tal
not Ins wife,' she said vviih disdain ? '1 uce?.uol
appeal at all.'
? .Soiis.iisi-,' Ellerton urged . oaxingly, ' I have set
my m 11 id on vieii wearing the peony-colored brocade
dress, with th.- waist clusp?nd aigrette ol stitiijuc
gold and rubiea. As to your hair, to-da) I??...
it for vu ; for no one .!-? can du it so weih1
I lit little speech s, rmed to m.ike matters smooth,
and the moment hreahfaal wa* over llya sel to
work on her preparations, apparently m the highest
spun*. 1 helped her to carry flowers from the con
servatory for the dororation of the staircase aod
studio, making myself generally iweful till lun?
cheon, ituinediat.-Iv ?ftef M . a disapp, an d to go
through th.- my?terie? of tho toilet, and we did not
m.-t again till 3 o'clock, when Uw gucata began to
?HI IV '-.
There i? always an apogee in social gathering?,
and on.- tableau out ol tin shiftiug groups iu Ello
tou'i stadia that afternoon remains photographed
on my memory.
Jt was toward the ? !..??? of the n < ptiofl when the
must illustiioii* guest- arc always ?nt- t" arrivet
ami in this case, the coming "t the royal priaces?
an 1 lu-r tram added the last t.h t.. a ?eene of nn
aaoal brilliance. Th<- guest?, numbering upward of
hirty, ha?! fallen back,no? forming a semi
..-tor.- th- rvgmaliou, tie prim ess ami the *culpt<>r
landing a little in advanc? of the rest whihitbe
ok? "I his work and ll?l. tied tO her pi I
The luagnifli. n- ? of the ladies' .Ire**. *. all of rii n
al and w?rm color? is hi i ?me : I
ontraated itrikinglv with the ooUne??*nnd pe I
if th.- Btarblea, wailal a blau of
lauding than that ? I Jewel? ?<?
m? U the abuu.LiiH?j o? lioihou*? Heeran on
every ??de. It was Inevitable that ?ven Ellerton's
beautiful Japaneae bride should undergo momen?
tary aeUaae. 1'erhaps the handaniiwisl irotaaa in
the room, and certainly the only one exquisitely
dn-ss. ,|. *]?. had nevertheless been compelled like
the rest to make way for her Inishand'? llllistrinil?
im. st, no daui'hti r of England, but of ? roj ?J bonse
a'.lnd dlstautly with our own, and herself be?
trothed to a foreign nobleman, Italian on her
I his young lady, ?landing bv Kllcrton. was pecti
lurly distingninhed from the other? by the sim?
plicity of ln-r dr.-s*. g w lute fdt hat witli nothing in
the sii.Tp,. ,,t nrn?uient hut a ?pray of jewel?, and a
long ??hit.- fur-lined r?*hmer? i loak, being all tli it
was observable, ?he was tall ami gr? efm, and bet
pearly complexion, exquisite fainos* and pure con?
tour, might wall commend themselves toa sculptor,
hllerton was evident!) faacinated hy her appear
?nd perhaps saw, or fancied he saw, as I think
.-v?-t. ou,. ,i,,| |n t|?, morn, a i ertain shadowy i.
blance to the tieautiful statue liefore her.
And ju-t a* the attitude of the lovera in mai
the bending artist, the upr?i?ed maiden, wa? at
of eag.-r. passionate cxpeclBtion, sonow Ellerton's
la-e glowed at the lad y's praises, whilst, her OWB,
nplifted to h*, beamed ovci with sympathetii
ardor and delight.
I he likeness, fantastic though it might he, was
apparent a few minutes only. When the semi, in le
wa? broken to make way for Kllcrton ?nd hi? roj nl
g'ij"*t. and ih" brilliant rompany strea.I into the
ball wh.re tea awaited US, CVCXI tia .of the illu?
sion had vatiislu d.
Exeepl from the jealous mind of My?! I noted
her Hushed rbeek and i he njtiii k uneaay glam cm ?lie
directed toward her boaband as be -nil hovered,
being in duty hound s<> to do. bj the s de of the
princesa. Not that she was any longer ci iips-d. tot
all present sconicd vying with ?a. h other t>. do
bornage to their best's uniqm and fascinating bride.
nut these observances scarcely ?seined to gratify
lir -fel. n then- ??a* a world of Injured feeling ic
her looks, nolle th.- le-s ?va* there abundance of
wi.stfnim-s. Kllcrton nil this time remained wholly
'in. (.11*1 ion* ,.| his wit.-'* state of mind. I bad
never seen him gaver or more genial. Hew i
m artistic triumph, prologue of ? nobler
triumph to come, and hi* Hushed cheek, sparkling
ind beaming smile made him doubly gracious
ami doubly handsome, frizing an opportunity, I
went up in Mya'i side, and tri.-d to engage her in
< onversation. I sinr* the privilege of her hnnband'?
oldest friend. I praised everything, her dree?, the
t'a-t ii.le. tin- general arrang. monts.
'?ill it -....n !..-all over T she naked with a took
?t Inexpt ?aible 'nmii ; 'i do not feel at be.; |
? nnd. r-t nul th.- eonvi faation ol th< ?e people
and their wsyof looking at things ! Po hear them
talk oil- might suppose there ??as m >t lung to ll ve
for bill sculpture ami painting. Are they "illv
a linn a part. ..r do the? really live in a'world
?v hi- h i? not n al and tangible V
9 I his i|iie?ttoii, b) no mean? u lo answer,
?howed m. little perspicuity on My?'? part,
enough, to judge frim the convers?t ioo ot ail pu s
int. an outside] might well snpposethal the foil
?ignitii ?ne-, the real -tr.-ngtli and v italitv of .-\i-t
ems-, lay h. t.-. How could 1 make l Ii at to
her tie subtle distinction *h>- could
- ' T How cull I explain that art is in?
deed a I:!.- and ? world in itself, most real, most
tangible to it? true devotee, but ? counterpart am!
an addition not ? hollo? image ?olietituted for the
?nu onet There ??.-r. true critics, tnie art-lovers
among Kllcrton's viaitora, ?ml thus it rame about
that tin- cotiv.-i-'itimi had la-en of all llllllNUll) ui
tin-e nature. .N.n- conventional utters
were tl?-..-. bul the fervid thoiigbt? of men and
worn, n who fell ait ami to whom it rcpre?
the highest ami Iwst phase of human intellect, I
??as about to ?nswer, when I lie voting pri
with eMi.-me, almost affectionate gr:ici.ui?iic?e,
moved low nd hef lei-'
? V"u tinist, i,nI.. ,|. In- proud ..f ?our husband's
i-f at work.' she said, taking lu r ham! ami perusing
Is t with em i -us m. t. -t. ? nuil ?? ben it is tl .
miration o| | ? world, you will be pnntder
'Von are ver kind.'was all My? said, ?miling
and -- a- m dut ?? hound. I he
perf. - ? mil aim..st marble like cold
? - ? f. ?a?. a worn m -
: Pllty-I wo, contrasted
? : ' ?? ?it ill-, one- ileil r.-vt
..| t ||e .lapa'.. N' I.en t \ . |t
? l-t to tue, III it helo oui? a
? the ?mouldering ?
into ll ' >ldi Is might ?veil lake the?e
o| her lissome form, these
? autiful lips. lb. - ami
.miiioii ?by ne* and liigcnuou?
lli princes?, fearing lo embarra*? her hoste??
Si ? i ? Hid I going vva* the
sigo il ' II. 'Hie test id lile da? .
?IS IN II? i ? ? , ' i ' -I "I I'M It. incut,
was n imI we all f tired to n ?t
? o ? i ai de. la' ?rig liimaell i|tiit.
vv ? I . . W"l k ol flu . ist few ?
' It'll till
! .....ii i - Mild.
It . lo ' ni Italy. I
hi-.- i ; i.. , irded to an) English w.ak id
I . .1 r itulated liiin h. irlilv . and l"ok. d '
f-.i ' ' ' -In- 'v i - golie.
wif. .s . . hied with the long day'?
tal ! ?brupl .!- p n tnri ,' Ell
* inl I. idly. I i o we bad. each i let .
Mol ??.:.! i ? ay.
I slept I, I knew not why. with
? a n ;?!? el ? v ll. Ell II-"i. la?"lHe
-, Ins.| . um . ; ?hi. -i tin ml, wa? -> di >y and
s., veri ? mu ?I loi '? our in. ml -
m pinpi-ii iiiti-n?t w itli w Im b ib y i i
l| - - : a a . loud on bis
I .His. Jo) -III j.iliug lialiif
ha ' , Iou 1.1. ..i n il p. i
'.. t. II, ||C h.l't be.-ll llllh. If.
; '? lei i|* and ?
wroild i ibis niry, entti'isi .-in, ev- i
' It ?. < lile.I Ulli 111 t'' I i
i of a care. II must l >? hupp) I" ?
- ? t so W
Illlll. I'llU H' l' lb'
? I-...H-. id Ii ?- ? 1
more, i ? th ips. ti.
OW'I ?-. o . id I . e. 1 ?? l - II
mat' n il. ami i I" -'i the
lortuiie. I w a-, mon
1. s. ci?. II f. ., . Ill? "t
eil I . V? hat ?
lili ' 111- In i ? i.e ??.i lid I* I Of eh >l !.If
i i i- a t. mil ' ? is
in stor. f?l
life, w In, b ?va - ll. . .. id i-- ..i " lid '"? her?, iiiu.l
: Hi.i It I
| had seen I' l?l week.
Slid M?a h.,.1 .he: .ties, . ... Hi it
i ither lo ad
-, If. VVlVit In : .
?In .mis i. -
I Id, I
11.? It. ? III
little .1.111 .
w lib uni me Mai shrub
II -I f II
loll.l *l..|* a nl -
i. .| ti,. - and In tweci I''' l"'
. i nun. Its . ,,..lam
Jiimi Ni? Ii purple undii lui urns a- th.-s.-,
lowering ?un i" ?nd deep .1.-1'-. gn-el Ihe
t,., veil, i in the hlghlall.Uol I he.lu l a ami An ? el g'e
In ih. ?harp, s,i?,i? light ol tin* bright ?pitug
daw o. not a t, -atuf- of tin- w l?e lam??, ape was lost,
?lei I -vas garitlg on it ni a.Imitation when tWO
-mall. Is tiding ligiins ?iidibnl? broke its wonder?
ful, almost solemn silence Wild ?lilil?es?.
I he ii?.s m 11 nest ion wen md uiun- Iban ? min
dnd ...'-.i-- iroio me, thai i? lusa) lim) wen
t, nu,,', al...ig the narniw pith, la-fur.' un ntioncd.
lOW ml 111 toad, ll Was imposvllile lot I.t ?<>
:,,- the ?light, sumewhat mnsp i mii-dy
ilr.-ss,-,! i,.?,,i. s ai n g une, ami I do nul kin.w wli)
..I M .. -.1."I a' that bom in company
with b. r little maid, should have sin* k lue witb
soiiiel lung like ilisiiiav. ,.i i
la.lv ol ihe house had only b'.-'i ?? ?"I
will, a -a.I.leu divsile lo fanibb II I It?? New .I Wl
dnwii, an,| s|?. i-,.,-.-ut ??' i" i apricea. I In? was
but 111 kee|Ullg Wllb the D*t.
Ii?..,.,,, ,,??,?.,?, i. ??? re furnished with i ask. ta
Japan, ?e l.u*k.-U?l iiniisiial ?i/e and it "" urred lo
me as | hapi.? sulllli.I Ibis - lllinil? thai t ,">
were bent on simpling. My? hint ?el ln-r mind mi
cutting some herb id rufe excellence with which I?
mak.-n.eti.s. ?i ?vim kliuwaf some l-.-aul if. mg
cullyrium Im .-?-re with weeping! or. I ?HownmI
m? I .n. v all play, she might lie III .meat Ol -..in.'
love-herb, ??Inch, rorefullv d. cm led. should make
?? hole h.-r husband- hi srt I
.??till, I conreos, this rngnry "? ?he part of my
hostess inspired me witb iine?sineas. I long
bre.ikt ist time to bring ? ?ohition '.ol the mystery,
occupying th.- ?nb rv?l with ?nan he?of sleep and
vivid dreams: the picturr?i|ue pair scuttling ulotig
the garden walk, running th.itral ligure ol raen.
When at last th.- bre-ikta-l pong sound?!, ?ud 1
w.-i t downsUirs, it was f. lind Ellerton ahme.
?It sein-, we must breakfast ? nsrcja, he ?aid
with an annoyed look. ' My? h is t ikeo it Into her
bead t,. go out l..r a walk, ?nd has not yet returned.
1 looked at tl e time piece on the mantelpiece
which pointed tot?, and. 1 suppose, ?rched my eye?
brows, 1er Kllcrton said :
? Y??n could not have heard the garden-gate click
at your side of the hou* t 1 have no utea.myaelf,
at w hat t me th. ?' ?tarte,I.
I hesitated fw ? manient, and then told him what
1 had si* it.
ispfooriofl of annoynnce deepened into one of
comer,,, lie ?.i down, however, and pound on,
?:,-. for us both, drinking hisowa baatily, and
oi.lv accompanied bj ? morsel of bread.
? ft ?mat I*- but ?caprice, he ??id depreca!in?ly,
tel with unei?) glance? down the grand walk.au,I at
the time pi.-,-,-. 'A cagar,! Vet th? New I oust w
?u vsat aud uilncatc that 1 uiuuot boni the uotmuul |
her l?eing there with only the little Hindoo girl.
What if tnev should low? tlre'r way T or fall in ?.vitIt
rough |H*ople, and Mya has a habit nf wearing so
many jewels! it was a foolish freak on bar part? '
He ?lid not say?? I cannot uiuieistaiul it.' lasw
quite well thai something unpleasant bad happened
the day bet?re; that in fact for the lirst time the
adoring husband had basa milled by Ins, lovely
' Ami I am hidden to lunch at 1/ord-'a to meet
the prin? ?'s.?. How can I ?ul?l tny engagement uti?
le?? Mi a be back by i.n V
? Perhaps their large lutsketa meant a picnic a
?IrarP l ?oggeated. ' The weather ia fine enough to
breakfast out of ?lours in a sheltered ?pot.'
? N?>.' h<- replied, his ta??' growing darker and
darker. ' I fear BOOM more ??nous purpose i? at the
bottom of tin? step, VVe had an unhappy misun?
derstanding last night, and. would you believe it,
about a statuef I ?bowed u,, surprise at such a
?tatemen*. 'Von bail divined a? muehf be went
on. ? 1 Inti >oti wen h**b blind than myself. This
? hihi nf nature, fur so ?b, use ever remained in ?pite
?,t the conventional glosa mi su.? ailed education has
imparted, this incomparable ingenue deemed me
'?nain.I of a ?I due. That exquisite marble ideal
of my fancy bet ame a hateful rival i?t her, and she
?es? in m'. fondni M for ?t an alienation from herself.
Ami to make Blatter? worse, the fanciful theory was
heightened veeterda.t by a resemblance ?In- ?rsa
please?! to And lu t m, n the marble lady and the
beautiful princes?, mir guest. I had but imagines]
in ?lone, my first last ami milv lovel So she
think?. My wife is such a child that I can talk of
her as I could not do were she an ordinary woman,'
he added, ' and this i liildisbuesa manifests itself, not
stall m intellectual things; sin- ran apply herself
as yon have seen to wholly new im?--, of thought,
and seguir? quite foreigu branch?e <>f knowledge,
with extraordinary east and rapiditr. But ?he isa
child, morally Bpeakiug, unable in the least degree
to measure tue oonse?|uenc?re of her own acta or her
relations a? a responsible being, to others. Ami
i it? lie. tuall.v, though giit?'<l largely with the power
it pi in ?itioii and memory, she lack? the f?w nitty of
appreciating the relation of things, the due prepara ?
tton i,,,e?ar> In balancing human attaint, Bhfl
was disappointed to und that, instead of tilling mv
life, ?ii?.- only oecupted ? subordinate putee in it.
My devotion to the sculptor's art tire! t<",k h??i by
?tirpriae, then repelledher. Hut, for heaven', rake,
Rtevens, t.-ll me whai is i?? I?- done. Time is go?
ing. It must b?-live boors or ?Jiore ?ince. aeronltng,
to mi.r showing, they want away. I am really
gniwing m?.-?! uneasy.'
The only possibUi iinng t?, i??- ?lune was te instigate
irib m the ime-t auder th?' pretext that
Madams as she was ?Iway? ? a I id tnttnl bave g? ne
nut for a ramble wuii her Hindoo att? miaul anil
lust her M ay.
i h lit h<?< I oft, to strike nut in one direction, an nl?l
inaii-?i i \ ant was seul oui in another. Ellerton w as
to follow u?. taking a third, asaoon as he baddia
? i| a note nf e\, n-?? t?. Lord . and attemled
t., other matters in the I," lae of nnin< ?lt.it<* i nncern.
I'mm I'ratik /.'iiVi f?/fl (S Cnrruthir* Sin, nu.
'It is some month? -i m ?' thai March mgh t when,
all. I a long ?lay spent lu ui> ?enrice, 1 s?i roughly,
almost brutallv, indeed, tagged you to leave my
home. The facl was, Mono-thing had ?happened
which waa uear maddening uie, which, loi tlie time
being, ill I certainly deprive meo! - lf-coutiol,and
on that account ? want?.! to be alone, I could not
even my ol?b-?t friend to we me unmanned.
I'o-daj for the lirst time I take anyone into my con
tub m ?. ii nul,i t,,,( do mi by word ?f mouth. I
doubt, in fa. t, win i!.. r 1 ?hall evel hate mittrage t.?
?I?rak of tin- malt? i ,t ail : but it i? ? kind ol un
hunlening I? write "t it freely- to you, and "t ? nurse
m. letter i? for you alone, Immediately ymj bad
',u,ti?il the Inni?.- tha? Ma.?.h utoruiug, in order to
search ''?r the missing Mya and lier klimbsil ?at
down and pcnne?l a hurriisl note of excuse to Lonl
II 11lien gave one or two necessary onlers to
-? : . .r.; -, and wa? a'winl lo join in the sean-h
also, w hen an indetinable longing ?eized me lo take
a farewell look <?! mi ?tatu? iieiore it ?houlil be
? .,. ke,| i,,| ti iiis'ii.? .inn t.i the Academy. I bitas
it a glance at the ineHaide i ihu and mutel) r<?p?,n
siv?' m auiv therein emliodied would console m?' for
ibe cruelty ol the living love I bad taken to my
heart mils to ?ting. I.?...' i?cruet, I thought, but
..n is kind: and art ihall licncrfortb lie my aus
in??. m\ salvation, and mj comforter!
'Il?tente the disil I ?t, ???I |..r a moment with a
sin ?.b ?y, and triumphant, foreseeing h??w
the pearly ?pring hebt wonld beautify ?Imost
? t 'o r, a...-i tlie marble, r.-aii/iiig my sunniest as*
piratioua and ripest exiwrience 1 felt that my
work .va? g.I,so thai f ha?l reason ton
? I opened the door, and what waamyhomir anil
titnl, instesd ,.t tlie dream of lovelitmsa
with ?Inch my who!.- being wa* full, a tarn,
inaiiii? ?I. ?carreo, almost hidemta thing' By aorae
inoustnuis piece ul wirkcdneis? ami also no little
uianuai dexterity, mv heutltiftll statue had been
mined |iasi lielp, Nothing ?hnri ol a uiirai le of the
olden tun" , ou Id now ?? ?i. re it.
? i ?tumi [or -? ?? ? contemplating the
mtci k like one in a dream, uuablc to move an inch
ul ni? i my li|n.
i 'ii. alien I realized the true ?t?te of tflings,
sllihe s li-masten went onMd me, for a montent,
and 1 i cli? \. I bur-t into t. ara,
? So inure of tic id ed, aid only a few words more
about t h, |ierin trat or. I ; ... imt taken the ???thi
into tnv conlldelice a iih i?i,i?l loeltlier. No ?un
know? why mj much lalki-d id Pygmalion never
ni.ole It- ap|M al.ilii ??? at ! I:- A? "oleiuy. Mill less
doe? atf'.ni,? guess anal pari the ?culptor'a wife
played ,ii tli? V? ??'? * "; t, ,iiuni.'?. My? tiius
much ?...'i m iv have I. nl ,? living m fans, and
till? n ?oil ,t?! other Ii ties wi i>- s. ar? h
mg t lie S, .-. 1 m, -'. m III? !ir n ?! sb had bell
liinr.l? red I'.r Ihe ? i-W? ,?. ?le w , ? ?n am?
?ton to I In re, '"ti! mil) on w lui
ing a\? 11 ., i i'r? m li ? ?pit?! till the
?I and m i-i i should ? ? - iway,
? ,. ri| .-.!. itnl? . ?1. to li.im' ? ui, a me ol statue?
? \ i r mote, ,i,, lo have rut n . u loe lo
r.ii'?. all idol ilion .,:,,. i ,? ul m c. 1 n?'?'?i uni ?ny
?eel I u > I y ou t of
rr re? ko'ling. I r a Ulli? I? III al low all? e.
it. ,:,,I shall ? ... ten .?III. Ill "lie r le?
stiati;? is t? S ? much bu in? .1 is| an? ?e
I .m Hi , . *S leu ? ,i: ,??!? I '.'I ?l'i?vil Bill! I III'!
Vow I'oresl III lull g,"I ! . I'm'
r th? utter, oil In ni. i. i .'
'? [ -r ?aid,
I.\ ?Ug b?-ti' a'li a c I ill ?? i.
I'm.'. toil ol l.........n ins.
" |?. . !.. : lu! ... s.it? a i.n- mhi.e tai!? By
Int., the ill! . . n- 1 !
>c< i i?i iie, i no von of I iisim??.?. bal h
As I in I .?? marsh :
( ) foam-w 1, i all ...,ii" i ?k |.
.m?. i : "
Vet f nr n li-t ? innrers Inv
\\ itliinhiso ug" .'"nlslie ?p ike -
A ?Ul ill It iml. Ilk.' a llake
i ?f mow, with Mu? t o'er it I ?a n :
I e ligii
Clear eye? that, a li?u witb love they lo?
I I ill" III 'iU"tll ?lim -
! ! lus] r-- v. ife. his ow n :
Ah. ye?, b wa? ni n '
. : Mil: INU.I ISS,
I f;f VTA? "/ JPRSI V I Mi OlSltAl I I
i ? i i .,- Hull of.
This ci h-bral , ds?i f.ll -ii1'
??tilv- | : , '.? !i i had ? i ,-r ? i.nbi" n I ' . .
I '?-r.n li. ? ifti au) appro
i , ?m .. .?:, wastif tin- cvtrciiii' \i 'i in la.
' :, I, Mr. I':-, leli had
iih util, ?nul ' ointii un, at. .1 u i . i
I . as foil?.' " '. . |l ill le
I I.? h ai "i i In '? ith of )out great i ? u. my.
? Mi. I ?, ; ? ? am ii nl ililiiii'
I ., on v to hear ol an) i- ? mi ? .i. .; ..." I ni !
1?. a, " i- i? Id li id the l.i?t word, however, foi it?
?? I.n ;..", I. . .1, , ?? \ ,, :,.| ? ,- /., U
JEFF DA I'M"* ACCOUNT m ?II- CAPTURE.
from Ml Book, The littt mu? till' of Iht Css/edcrafe
i, ... : ?
Mv borer ami tl ???? ul my pirt) pi i|n*i
?addle?! preparatot ? to a ?tai I, ? lu ii on? i I
?i.id. who had ridden into a nctgliUning villui
t m m-?I ami told m.' lb it he li.nl In ?Til thai a
marauding party Intruded to attack the camp thai
i,i.:l,l. Tins ?le. uled me to wait long rnoilgll t..?.e
win-tin i (there waa any t? u' b in i in- rumor, wbu-b I
sunp. ?.-.I wouhl be ascertained inafew hours. My |
hoi ?? remained ?addled ami my pistol? in the bol
.il I lay down, fully dressed, to rent. Nolh
iug .... ,i t? ?i i,, rouse me mini iusl before dawn,
ui) coachman, a free roloretl man, who faith?
fully ?lung i.i fortun?e, came and told me there
was bring over tlie branch, ju.?l behlud our en? ??mp
iii. ui. I strppeil ?"it of my wife's teul au I I a
?orne horaemeu, whom I immediate.) reeiiguized us
cavalry, deploying anmnd the encampment 1
turui'd back ami toi I m) ? 'I" these were uol the ex
pc t.-il marauders, but regular troopers. She im
plorad im to loare her at once. I hesitate?! from
unwillingness to do ?0, and biet a few precious
momenta before [yielding to her Importunity. M>
horse and arms were mar the road on which I ."?.
l>.-et,il t., leave, ami dowa which the cavalry aa>
nroeched. It was tient'.impracticable to reach
them. 1 "as compelled to start m un opposite .ii
As it wa? quit? ?lark in the tent. I picked tip what
ui? tupposed to be my -ragl?n"?a waterproof
light overcoal withoul ?leevea. It was Babae
quently fonml to he m. aLfe'a, ??, very Iik? my own
m to he Biistsken fw it. As 1 started mv wifu
thoughtfullv threw <i\er mv head and shoulders a
?bawl, I hail gone perhaps fifteen er twenty yanta
ul,, u a trooper galloped up ami ordered me to halt
and suircinhr, to w hi? h I gav?' a ih'liant answer.
ami ?Irupping the shawl ami rug?an from M
si,,ml,i,r? advanced toward bina, 11 ?- levelled his
carbine at me, but I expected If bo find be would
miss me ami my Intention was in that event to put
my band andar hhi toot, and tumble him oll on the
other i-i'le. spring int?? his ?addle ami attempt to
???? ape. Mv wife, w tin ha?l been watching, when sin?
saw ihe wluicr jmu his taxlino .at uic, lau forward
and threw her arm? around me. Rnceees dopcndsd
upon inefantaneons action, ?nd recognizing that Uie
opportunity had beeu lost, I turned back, and the
morning being damp mid chilly, past*-?! on to a fire
beyond the tent.
THE HEAD OP THE BRITISH ARMY.
Prom The Inr.ilnn War 1.1
In n round, ?tallow voice, singularly unlike that
of In? Royal cousins, the ('ommaiider-iu-Chief talks
atlahlv and tolerantly of army ??stem*, new and
"!d. Ih : ? Mti, m In il In hind an <'minions w ritiiig
toble. on ?? lib b everything is as big. solid and sub?
stantial as i| il wet.- < iiiUi main of the mental and
physical constitution of it? master. A? the quality
<-f hit vo.ee almost eiitin-h free from guttural
sound*, ??strikingly unlike that of Qoee? Victoria'?
sou?, so t* In* intonation distinctly and purely Kng
11 -Ii. and ;. - a clear, coherent and impressive speaker
in public lie has f.w- equal?. It is perhaps, due to
the tact tliat In? father v? a? an Kiigiishinaii. that 111?
spec? h t? free from any touch ?f the foreign accent
so remarkable in the Royal Family; y.-t bespeak*
(Jermonperfectly without the faintest Knglum ao
i cut. \\ hen talking to two of hi? ci pu?n?s. General
Macilotiald or Colonel Tyrwhitt. he always ??.leak?
in ungl.su and to Captain Mildmay h1iiio*i invari
?il.lv m to im.in. His | icnch is aiso remarkably
good, if hardly m perfect m hi? Kuglish aad Oar?
man: but III whatcvei languagw lie ma? Is- called
ii|M?n to ?ildresa at. ?udieuce he never pn-parc? his
?peeclies, after the luauu.-r now comi.ig generally
lato t.-. Ilion,
(?n tin- i tu- Mav morning, the Duke of Cambridge
ha? ju-t come in from hi? morning rub- of two houis
iu the I'ark.hi? Military n-< nation of the day. aJwoya
a m-, early riser, be Im time to look over a little
correspondence before he rule? out, an t-xercuo
never uudtted in ?atthing approaching ?...?,i.l.v
weather. At il o'clo. k -for be is puuctuolity itaali
?he is bock again at Ulooeeater House scaled at
the lug table, ready to get through work with th?
..im. i? on duty. A thorough man of business,he
g.-t- ml ol it at a rapid paie. To-night he ha* 11
?peak ?I a . Uarity dinm i on a subject m... tin.-.ted
with the army, and a few statistics ha? e been pre?
pared I. v the secretary of the institut on. Ih. so
ate f .,.[. explained, annotated, consign,d to Ins
pocket, and never heard of again l>y mortal man
till the Duke ruante make (he ?peccnof the aren
ing, when be hi found i. have perfectly assimilated
?ml arranged tin- information supplied to him.
I lie i 'onuuauder-in-t b ef, w ho i* endowed with th.?
line na ural ?ppet?te puip r to tin- family et Uoelpb,
restrains g t. ud.-i.c? to adipose tissu.- bv restrictfng
himself |o a couple ol meals pi r day. Morning
work aad exercise ?re ..nu- before ureakfast?a
??bst au lia) .('jiutitr a ,..? f"nr. kette eaten about ?so,
'I lilis luncheon is ?Voided, and the da? I. tt clear
until dinner, A groat part of thm wide interval ii
spent in toe woik f.ill.ng upon a ( oiuiiiand.-r in
( ir.;. ?? in, h could only be kept do vn by the punc?
tual:!? and method proper to the Duke of Cam?
bridge, who heats e? i rv Complaint, and go.? into
t he in i il ol cv cry application.
The Imke of Cambridge i* a perfect maataf ?>f
that important port <>f the mttvr i/< ?irm.i which
cousist? in tnver forgetting ?aybody. .lust a* the
l'lill e of Wales'? bl.giit-b.ue .- V e Is t b< lirsl thing
..in- -..s n a room, mi suiuly i* the Ooh? of Cam?
bridge? whit? liaiui one ot the In-.t itt. ml. a m
greeting. It i* mid by thorn who ought to know
thai hi? father woanrvet kmiwnto be out of tern
)..i foi y??i-n vean at a streich. It would is- too
miu h t.. say tin.- of th.- old Colooelof the 17th
I.a m < i . . but. as a matter of fact, be i* on<- of I ho
Lest-1, mi? nd me,i in the world. Itoubth -- much
of tin. liurulfled demeanor is di.e. In-t.to natural
kiinlii.ss ami geueroaity : and. secoudlv. to an eg.
n. tie'dual hte, which (?nuIt* oi plop.-r
attention being paid to everything aod everybody,
without bust;,- or hurry ?d an? kind. The mntrfni
that punctuality ?? the politeness of prioeoa is
ampl? and pi.o tu ..Ii.? a< know U.ig.,1.
? in.- of the mont eu.leartugtjualltH**of the I Nike
Is hi? ki?eu aile, t khi foi ins family, rhe portrait of
his Venerable mother, -till living at St. .lames'*.
painted i.. v on Aug. li, .?cupl?s a prominent past
lioil ill lus own room, nod Ihe num. lolls boxes and
trinkets I.S..I by In.? lathei arc tend. 11? put und. r
?dues nul preserved. It is noedJeaatoaa) thathi?
hou? .. liai,,-man? i hm. c arm? ?nd. uta..sin.*of
all kind?: and that bis .iiam.,nd ?word, presented
by th*- .-hah of Parata, and another given by the
< it, of London, at.- worn by him on grand occa?
sion-. The Linke, who isa rerj well dressed man,
apt?-.us to great advantage in tnutti. and ? -p.. lally
111 tlill > V. Ill tig dies*. ??Ii. Ii the tine lllllbs all.I Very
small fee! peculiar to hi- family lend an el.-iialiee to
his appearance which is lost in uniform. AgTeeobl?
at a dinn.T-talde 01 in a drawing-room, he l* not
les* al boUS in stubbie or coppice. A* < ool ami
.bar bea.t.-d III a le't . o, H.-r a* el*ewbeie, he in
Sorely tempted b V inn! t it ud liions otter- of the lns*t
shooting in the rountry. I'm' hi? prime devotion i?
to hia work as ? militar) chief. As a nnvau- gnat b>
man he adliiiliisiei* hi- aliairs with In* ..w n hand.
A- fortune? go h. is i,,,, a mi? wealthy man lor a
I triuc ot th.- Itlood I?.>?al with a large family : but
In- is a* punctual m In* nay men tr. a? in his corre
IpolllleUce. lie n. ?. I lets himself owe cither a
letter ur a shilling.
if. ZOLA AXD HIS BOOKS.
frnrn I hr ISUaUU World.
The ?eric? of tin- Koiigon -MoMOart anrial? are to
extend to twenty volume?! Only ?iaht have ap?
peared at present. A. cording to a maud of M.
ZoIa'?, the subjects an ?ln-ody ?Widod on, though
in w hat ord< r they will appear M. Zola himscll doe*
j not know, iuere will Is a further roaaonreof the
people. L'Assommoir dcorribed the manners and
' cilStomaof the working; man : this is to des. ri is' his
, MH'iol aud political poaitiiHi. The wild dreams aod
aspir?t ions of the proletariat, U tnist worth?, ought
io t.. mti resting. Perhaps we may luve an insight
us to i he manufacture of bombs.
.n n, novel will recount the disasters of Sedan
I ..f th?- Empire. Another work will
ii.-at '?! tnc i" a?a-,,irv. Itere this author's |s-< uliar
i. pillai ve lb tail* will timl ample
sine, ii we . a,i judge of the proaoat M
he i- 1 i .':..'. to i. ? in the Fr.-tu h ,i*si/.
lourt?. in ..f ..t t.. t.-??. I up ia hi??abject he has
bung' ' i property at Mi-dan, ?u a - to be amongst
tllcUl ?III.' -fid , th. in. All ." ciipatioii m,.t,- laud?
able th.a -.v..rv. 1 should inuHtioe. I ? n a work
nil at of which lian?:.- I. ItlltH I. soil 111 (..r?al-e,
a pan.; i, ?vie ba??dread) ?|ipeared in /. i./.fri, i?
t.. I..- thi . :, . i ligllfl .
lilt wlllll h'- |s ci;, ll?- bent upon |? g novel, th?
Hi. no ill - ni \? II!, h an to ' i taken tloin life ill those
eiioruiotts shot s in r.ni-. ..:.. of which was buru.-.l
.!???? n ih- o i ii ? , il a v. No doubt there i? n... uv a ro?
ui, m to be drawn f nun la-hind the .-..uiit.i. when
the two negra ?re agglomerated in ?ueb Urge inim
;..'-. To. i. .. . t.'otlnrs, lu ??In-i. science aod
tad.? a? - if |.i be ti-.?:. .1. >>o ?h .t M. / i In ijijM-ais
lu bave In?1 w? i i-. < ni nul ?"i hint. When ..-k. ?1 what
be sin en the ?rriee wus tiuishoil. ??<>, writ?
a liiatol ?? . - or rl . t. II - -t.u ,. ,. , i ib) i.otli
lllg Hi ..' but f it, l"l 1 - Ulli ti. Il IS) g ?el? O.d
rPT?WAYO !\ i M TiriTY.
I mm .A. (Leasts? Wnrlti.
"Proud. '?'"!? a-' "r I ll "id le'll.w hi.-li is ?I pre-iiit
il,.- prison ?-1 t ;? >\ King o' the /ul ii?. is a t wo
s.ui . (oui miles from < ' ipe Ton u.
lb, ...i,l b i- d.-.i|.|.. -ii' d bat th.- I.*? ;s in gis'd
repair, well fulTfI and with large an? f ? ms. It
would I..- hard to tin.I.? me t view, In tn<- mat ter of
... , ... ,,, ,mi a.lllliod lib? I he I aptiv.- ?,? little to
,..lain of. Visitor? t, l'etywayo mn : b.- |U,.
i with ?n order Item the oflb >? ?-i tin Secretory
i i \ ? ie Allair* a pn-eaution v.-i ? n< < c ?? n .- t,,
ii uv. nt an mn a. lo I hoes-King, who is .. , i I. ,|
i -, il,, . no?,I of pa- ? -.n- is i ailing at I ape i.,\? n a?
;, kind ot ?oologicul -|"-< 'm> n. Amor. (In iialni?
?iiHcriltcd on the visitor* I.k ?re tho? : Kd? ird
and (Icorge (the two ?on? of the I'riiue id Wales!
wlitten m bovish bauds. 'II.. drawing ...... is
i in. rv in ??fleet and ?enipuloiislj clean, hol coldly
ti.ii.ish.-d with half ad./. Am. n. au kit? laii-i hau?,
nu one of which sit* C.-u wavo in a b!u, rgi suit,
with a gorg. on? smokingi-sp on hi? bead. Ko
d< *? riptioti w?mld. p.r'i ips. In i him oil a* Kalstoff'a
ill. al portrait of bimaelf: " V iroodl) portl) man i'
I., tli, ami a ...rpuleiit: ol ? eheerfnj I?.',, i pleav
,._r ,-w-. and aasost nobhi carriage. It i- c.-ty
wavo to the life.
t'onversatioii is . an ied on through I lie im .hum of
an intctpri t.-r. C'etvwayo remarks flml be i* too
?1,1 "tolearu Knglish": but ??Ids, "Mj ?on shall
,! , s., " He Irked the poung princes much; "they
??ere line bo? *, am! In .id see that tie ? ??etc of
lioval Id ml. He likwl 1'- n i le Mol. n*: bat what
.... a- Ihe good of liking any tbiag, lie -? - ?l- ad now.''
" I and I. ..tig ihale.' iiuiark- Ilia .f'.vlnl.- Majesty.
"are like two old pur?- btutardsl down heia"
liieaniiig bud? who have no hum , ..: g bad
parapbi is?' ??: llavid'n " part ridge on the moun?
tains.' He f'.lb-?.,l every step of <>ur
ii.iitlnt with the Boer? through the ?owspopeia
v? Inch th.-mi. rp.eie: n.nl oat to him daily; and
ou learning the ?!>..t'.? of Oeueral Colley, ?rctataa
ei.lll.l? f; "in 111 o w II I . a a letter of < otidoli m e to
the i;??,T,ii't of tl.- colony. Befar? having "do
oinl.M..leu ' the vi .;..i ??ill be introduced to the
?vims, foul in numb r, ut.at strapping women m
excellent condition, and ?IhmiI as contente?! with
their lot as th. ?tailed? -.. whom in uitellectua! de?
velopment th.-, much f *. ;..!.!c. t'.uirt drees 1?,
though becoming i-uo ? -. ' it leantjr, and suits
their line bf.n/. d ligtire? well?just a sergeant'?
plant of the muet ?-h.-i lartOM BS a sort of shawl,
which v.eis to i.e regarded ??? an ? m iiinbrance.
They ore merry, liglit-i.. aited creatnrr?, who ll.ct
the tun.-. ai.lesslv < Dough in a goldcu world of idio
ness and Kartir beer.
The ex-King, too, i? fond of In? joke, and the
house sometime? ring* with In? laiightei at some
good-ootared chaff. " Cau you use ? knoh-kernot"
mquired ooe \..iing v is.f.r. ? tall fellow of some ?iix
f.?,t three. ,: Well." laid Cetywayu, " U I .?tn I *?
that I can do nothing : ' and picking up .?v?f?ek, in?
few rapid paasi'S he dnwrmoil his imiuiring fri.ml ;
then, with a hearty map ol the hand. hiir*t into a
shout of laughter. Litciaturc, the great consola?
tion of more civilized captive*, is literati* a m-.il.-.l
iKsjk to C'etvwayo. He cannot comisa??- ph?l^osopbi?
reflection?, like the illustrious prisouoi of liani : nor
write his memoirs and Wpjfa+^&LgS?Z
uncle-nor can ho even, like his own b ttcn-stop
Ii.atorv article? for Tkt .NiaebealA ?.ea?Hrjf. luire
? luir^mree lievond a dismal hr.??d.ng over his
own infortunes ?* *? v??n hope ol a poottbl? rco