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Two Men of Oologna.
A long tlmp ago, there lived In Colngtm,
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Po suld every sensible frau in Cologne.
"Friend Rupert," said Otto von Hiller, one
"Come tell me the wonderful reason, I pray,
Why men call you clever,
When really you never
Trofessed to have very much learning, you
And 1-well.ln truth, I've enough for asliowl
"I "m master of Latin, I 'm famous In Greek,
Both French and Italian I fluently speak;
I could talk by the year
Of our nation scarcer:
Vet someone has said to bis shame be It
That I am the stupidest man in Colognel
Said Rupert Van Tone; "If jou '11 promise to
I 'II tell yon the socret:-I 'v learned to keep
"Hut I 've so much to say I"
' Twont spoil In a day;
Who lets his tongue run like a vibrating
Stands very small chance of being called
But he 'A "so much to say," this Otto von
T was now to tbe judge, and now to the
He 'd appear without warning,
And stay all the morning,
Till bis hearers would sigh as be left, "What
a drone I
He Is truly the stupidest man In Cologne,"
But Rnport Van Tone worked on at his trade:
He listened and thought, but bis words he
Till at two score and twenty
He 'd money in plenty;
And through summer and winter bis mansion
As the borne of the cleverest man in Cologne
Emma C. Dowd in St, Nicholas.
BERTHA DALTOK'S TRIUMPH,
THE HISTORY OF AN OPAL RING.
For some time cast St. Lawrence had
remained away from Ivy Cottage for
the sake of his own honor and peace of
mind, and then he delayed the renewal
of his visits out of tenderness to his
friend. Happy as he could not fail to
be in the knowledge that no barrier ex
isted between him and the woman he
loved, he could not make any display of
his joyful feelings could do nothing to
forward his own suit while Douglas
was suffering from recent disappoint
ment. Douglas came to the determination
of spending the winter in Rome, and
spoke of setting off at once, so as to
visit the cities of northern Italy by the
way. Some few weeks elapsed before
he sent a farewell note to Sirs. Dalton
Instead of calling, packed up his brush
es and colors, and bade good-bye to St.
Lawrence, who saw him into the tidal
train en rott for Boulogne.
Then, and not till then, did St. Law
rence feel himself free, lie gave little
credit to what Douglas . had hinted
about Bet thu s feelings toward him. but
yet he did not despair. He told him
self that if devoted love could win her
he would win her, if she gave him only
the faintest shadow of hope. He would
wait and persevere till be gained her
regard. Nothing seemed impossible
for him with Bertha's love as his re
ward. If fortune smiled upon him. she
would still be bis priceless treasure; if
it frowned, he was ready to set its
thrcatenings at defiance with her at his
Douglas's departure thrpw Mrs. Dal
ton Into a strange confusion between
regret and vexation. She was puzzled
to account for his leaving England
without calling, when they had always
been upon friendly terms, 'anil his note
gave no reason for such unaccountable
behavior. It merely stated his inten
tion of spending tho" winter on the con
tinent that was all.
Mrs. Dalton fully intended, should
Mr. St. Lawrence call airain, to tell him
that she had hpard reports conrerning
him that would make any further ac
quaintance undesirable; but there was
a certain dignity, not to say stateliness
about him that overawed her. She
could not frame the words that should
convey h;r meaning; and, as she looked
into his fine intelligent countenance,
and met his honpst, clear-seoing eyes,
she felt a good deal staggered in her be
lief that there had been anything dis
reputable in his past life. Still she felt
bound by Fancourt's expressed wish.
It would not do, as she had told Bertha,
to have any one coming to the house of
whom he did not approve. It was
these conflicting ideas that caused her
manner to be constrained and embar
rassed. They spoke at first of Douglas; and
Mrs. Dalton could not forbear express
ing something of their disappointment,
which made St. Lawrence fully under
stand that Bertha bad kept Douglas's
jiroposal a secret and he loved her the
more for it, though it was only what he
would have expected from her. He in
quired for the young ladies, and was
told that they had gone out together.
"You have heard of an approaching
event in our family, probably," said
Mrs. Dalton at last, by way of intro
ducing Fancourt's name.
"Yes, I have heard," St. Lawrence
replied, grave.lv. "May I ask if any
time is yet fixed for tliH ceremony?"
"No the day is not yet absolutely
fixed," Mrs. Dalton replied. "You see
there are settlements, mid a good many
things to consider, in forming an alli
ance with a man of Mr. Fancourt's po
sition. Lord Alphington has been laid
up with an attack of the gout. We
have not seen him yet, but I must say
be has behaved most generously."
bt. Lawrence's countenance wore aa
expression of pity as he observed Mrs.
Dalton's flutter of prido and triumph
on sneaking of her daughter's engage
ment, and in mentioning the name of
Lord Alnhington. He was silent, how
ever, and Mrs. Dalton took courage.
"Have you ever happened to meet
Mr. Faneourt'r"' she asked.
"Mr. Fancourt. Nevpr," he replied.
"Oh, I am bo glad. He must have
been mistaken then," she said, with a
gasp of relief.
"Mistaken? In what way?" St. Law
"Oh. only one day, when we were In
Kensington Gardens, I saw you at a
distance, and pointed you out to Mr.
I-aiieourt; and he said that he had seen
you Ixifore had known you under an
other name, in fact-aud that that
"I was no better than I should be, I
BiipiHise." said St. Jtwrence, smiling,
as Mrs. Dalton broke off her sentnce
"I didn't exactly mean to say that,"
she Btanimered; but you will, I am sure,
understand, Mr. Rt. Lawrence, that,
situated as I am, I have to be very par
ticular; and. as Jlr. Fancourt thinks
CAIRO BULLETIN: SUNDAY MORNING DECEMBER 23, 1883.
"One word, Mrs. Dalton," St. Law
rence interposed. "Do you go by Mr.
Fancourt's opinion in your implied
judgment of me, or have you yourself
observed anything in my maimer or
conduct that has led you to think unfa
vorably of me?"
"Oh, dear, no," Mr. St. Lawrence,"
cried the poor ladv. becoming more and
more distressed with her self-imposed
task "quite the contrary, I assure you;
"Only that Mr. Fancourt does not
wish to meet me," said St. Lawrence,
again taking up the word. "That I can
quite understand; and for the present I
will take care that you shall be subject
ed to no unpleasantness on my account.
The time will come before long I trust,
when I shall present mvself before you
under a different light.''
"I am so sorry," Mrs. Dalton faltered.
"And there is another thing I wanted
to say. I am afraid my Lena mav have
made an impression upon you, but I am
sure vour good sense will tell you that
could not have beeu, even if she had not
"Make your mind perfectly easv on
that score, my dear madam." said St.
Lawrence, as he rose to end the inter
view. "I admire aud respect Miss Dal
ton, but I have no pretensions to be an
aspirant to her favor. I would with all
mv honrt. tlin.f. rrrwul wiahoQ muitil rtrn.
vail to obtain for her happiness anT
prosperity." lie looked grave now, but,
soon smiling again, he held out his
hand. "You will not refuse to shake
hands with me, at any rat,'! he added.
"I am sure I wish you well. Mr. St.
Lawrence," replied Mrs. Dalton, agi
tated not only by what she had felt her
self obliged to say, but by vague doubts
and apprehensions to which St. Law
rence's manner had given rise. "I hope
you will see that I am not to blame
that I couldn't help myself."
"Undoubtedly you are not to blame,"
returned St. Lawrence; "and if, in the
future, you may be inclined to blame
me for want of candor, let roe say now
that circumstances tie my tongue that
I cannot act as I would, or there are
none I should more rejoice to take into
mv confidence than you and yours."
W"ith these words he bowed himself
"That dog seems very bad," said Mr.
Perkins, Mrs. Lemont's factotum, to
his confidential friend John, as they sat
over a glass of whisky punch in the
bar-parlor of '"The Angler's Rest."
"Very bad," he repeated; "I wonder
Mr. Fancourt doesn't have a vet. to see
her she'B a valuable dog."
"She's worse again to-day," said John,
patting Juno's head, who' tried feebly
to lick his hand as she lav extended at
his feet. "She's been better for a few
days, but now she's worse. I said to
master this morning, 'If I were you,
sir, I'd have a vet. to Bee Juno.' Those
were my very words, Mr. l'erkins. But
he said to me, just as he said before,
'Leave her alone; I don't think there's
much amiss.' My master hasn't got
much feeling for dumb animals, I take
it. What should you say, Mr. l'erkins?
Yrou've known him longer than I have.
Take another glass of punch, Mr.
"Well, I don't care if I do,'" respond
ed Perkins, holding out his glass to be
replenished. "It's good stuff they keep
here, and no mistake." he added, smack
ing his lips as he sipped the fragrant
"You may well say that, Mr. Per
kins," returned John. "The sort of
fishermen that come here like what's
good, and know if tbev don t get it.
As I was saying, you knew Mr. Fan
court before I did. Mr. Perkins."
"Sol lorn? before." said Perkins. "I
came with Mrs. Lemon t from Ameri
kev. I' d cone out there with a family;
but I didn t like the place. Old Eng
land for me. I says: so 1 was glad to
fet back. We didn't se much of Mr.
'ancourt that is now, then. We lived
over a china and glass shop in West
bourne (irove a deal livelier place than
this, to toy thinking."
"You may sav that. Hero's to your
health. Mr. "Perkins," interposed John,
taking a sip.
it might have been oDservea mat
whilst he took care to renlenish his
companion's glass with good liquor his
own was scarcely touched.
-ur course it was livelier," Jonn re
sumed. "This is but a dull place for a
person of your powers of observation,
Mr. Perkins. Did Mrs. Lemont keep
much company there? That would
make a difference, too, because she
doesn't see much now, I take it."
"Well, no, I can't say as we did have
much company," replied Perkins, who
always became extra-confidential over
his glass. "You see, 1 may tell you,
being one of the family, as one may
say; but it must not go any further, vou
know mum's the word!5' And Per
kins, with a knowing wink, put his
finger to his nose.
John nodded, as though to say, "I un
derstand." "We didn't have much company,
though my mistress used to go out a
good deal, and was sometimes fetched
by a dashing sort of a party. But there
was a gent as used to come that she
seemed wishful to get rid of some sort
of relation, I take it." said Mr. Perkins.
"Ay," returned John, carelessly.
"What did she want to get rid of him
"I think he used to come for money,"
Mr. Perkins replied, "and we none of
ns like to be sponged upon my mis
tress no more nor auv one else."
"No. certainly not,v said John. "You
are not drinking your whisky, Mr. Per
kins. Will you have a pipe?"
"Well, I don't care if I do have a
whiff, '"Perkins answered, using his cus
John called for clean pipes, and pro
duced a tobacco pouch from his pocket.
"You'll find this good. Mr. Perkins."
he Bald, as he laid it before his friend.
" oure a fine judge of character, Mr.
Perkins," John resumed, after the pipes
had been brought in and tilled, and the
smoke from the fragrant weed began to
ascend. "You ought to have risen m life.
As for me. I can brush clothes and go
of errands, and perhaps I know a thing
or two: but I haven't vour powers, Mr.
Perkins. Now I should just like to hear
you describe this gent; you'd do it like
print vou'd hit him oil to the life, I
John put bis head on one side, pre
pared to listen with becoming attention.
"Well, he was rather a little chap,"
Perkins began, flattered by his compan
ion's praise '"less nor yon and you're
not of the biggest, you know. He'd a
dark complexion, aud black eves that
was always twinkling about, "and an
aquiline nose, and thin lips that always
looked as if he was a-saying something
to hisself; and he didn't wear no whis
kers nor moustaches; and he always
looked out-at-elbows like, though he did
get money from mv mistress."
"Ha. ha!" laughed John. "Your de
scriptions are as good as a play, Mr.
Perkins. What was the name of the
gent? I've a queer fancy for knowing
names. Names always seem to me to
have a likeness in 'em to the people that
owns 'em somehow."
"I can't tell you," said Mr. Perkins
"I never beard. I only heard my mis
tress rail him Pierre that was what
made me think he was some sort of re
lation. And I don't mind telling you
a queer start, Mr. John, because I know
it will go no further. A young lady
called at our place one day to inquire
after this Mr. Pierreabout something
that lie had lost, and she had found,
she said. -My mistress had said to me,
more than once, 'Mind, Perkins, if any
ore should inquire after that gent,
don't you, on any nccount, let out that
he conies here.' And when she sent
for me up-stairs to ask if any one
had been to the house the evening be
fore, she gave me a look, and held up
her finger, bo I stuck to it as no one had
been, in course."
"Of course, Mr. Perkins, quite right,"
agreed John. "Ha, hal I can't help
thinking how clever you are in taking
notice, to be sure. And where is this
Mr. Pierre now, I wonder? A little
drop more, Mr. PerkiiiH?"
"No, thank you no more." Perkins
replied, at tho same time edging his
glass nearer the jug.
"Just a little' John urged. "This
good old whisky is an innocent as milk,
"Well, just the least drop," said Mr.
"I wonder where he is," John repeat
ed. "I could just fancy I should know
him if I met him."
"You're not likely to meet him: he's
in France," said Mr. Perkins. "I know
"In France, is he?" interrogated
John. "Ah. I dare say he's a native of
France, by the name. I know a good
many Pierres in one part of France;
Eerhaps U may be the same place. Does
e ever write to your mistress?"
"Oh, yes," replied Perkins; "that's
when he wants money, I take it. My
mistress is always savage when she gets
one of them there letters."
"I tell vou what I wish you would do
for me, Perkins. Fill your pipe that's
a good fellow," said John. "The next
letter that comes I wish vou would no
tice the foreign post-mark, and make a
note of it. As I said. I know a good
manv Pierres in one part of France,
and 1 should like to see if it's the same
just out of curiosity, you know."
"Do it? I'd do far more than that
for such a good friend as you!" cried
Perkins, becoming affectionate, and
holding out his hand, which John
clasped in a hearty shake.
"Your master's gone to town to-day,
hasn't he?" Mr. Perkins resumed, tak
ing a few whiffs at his pipe, and a sip
of his punch. "Where does he go.'
What makes him want to go to town so
often? Mistress is a bit of jealous, I
"Jealous'." John exclaimed, with an
expression of astonishment. "What a
queer fancy!" he laughed. "Why. don't
you know my master's a member of the
Philologists Anthropological Society?
He goes up to town to attend the meet
ings." "Lor, you don't say so!" cried Mr.
Perkins. "Who'd have thought it
now? I never saw much of him. He
never came much to Westbourne Jrove;
but I shouldn't have took him for that
"Ah. you see it's different now he has
come to his rights." explained John.
"He'll have to go into Parliament, don't
vou see? And those that go into Par
liament have to be leanied out and
"Of course." Mr. Ferkins assented.
"Well. I must be toddling. My mis
tress wasn't very well to-day."
"Indeed! I am sorry to hear it," said
jonn. " y nat was the mattery
"Why, she seemed faint and all-overish."
Perkins returned. "Mr. Fancourt
seed her before he went to town this
morning, and he went and got her a
bottle of stuff from the chemist's, but
it hasn't done her no good vet."
"I'm sorry she isn't welf," John re
peated. "If my master's off again to
morrow, I'll come aloug to the cottage
"Do so, old feller," returned Mr.
Perkins, not very intelligibly, as he
drained his glass.
When he rose to bis feet, and found
it not very easy to keep on them, and,
after John had handed him his hat, he
had considerable difficulty in fixing it
on his bead. John took him under his
protection, and walked hira off, not
leaving hira till he saw him safely in
bed iu his own room over the cottage
John looked up at the windows of the
house as he passed out through the
gate. A light was burning in the room
he knew to be Mrs. Lemont's.
"Poor woman!" John ejaculated,
softly, as he fastened the gate; ami then
he walked quickly back to the inn, and
was ready at his post when Fancourt
It was with feelings of both surprise
1 pleasure that Lord Alphington re
ceived Fancourt's letter acquainting
him with his engagement to Madelina
Dalton, and asking his consent.
He had fully intended to go unto
London early the following day; but in
the night an attack of his old enemy
gout came on, which this time would
not be warded off. For several weeks he
w as confined to his room, and after the
disease abated it was some time before
he could move about easily, so that his
journey to London was unavoidably
postponed. The preparations for his
grandson's marriage, however, went on.
Mr. Thompson paid sundry visits to
Alphington Park for necessary instruc
tions and signatures, and the wedding
was fixed to take place within a few
days, when Lord Alphington at last
found himself able to proceed to town,
which he did, intending to remain there
till after the ceremony.
The bride and bridegroom were to set
off for a three months' tour on the Con
tinent Immediately after the wedding
breakfast; courier and lady's maid were
both engaged. Trunks containing the
principal part of the trmmmu were al
ready packed in readiness for removal
to tho house In Magnus Square, the
principal rooms of which were to be
newly decorated and furnished during
Mr. and Mrs. Fancourt's absence. Mrs.
Dalton was at the height of pleasurable
excitement, giving orders for t he break
fast and the reception of the expected
guests. Sir Stephen and Lady Langley
were to arrive in town on the following
day and to take up their sojourn in
Magnus Square, when Lord Alphing
ton paid his long-promised visit to the
Mrs. Dalton was in aflutter, as usu
al, and Iena felt something like a nerv
ous tremor, when Lord Alphington's
carriage stopped at the gate. They
were soon reassured, however, by the
cordiality of his manner. He pressed a
fatherly kiss on Lena's brow, and Bhe,
touched by Ids kindness, in tbe little
heart she had left that was not render
ed callous by Belfishuess, received bis
salutation with a very engaging degree
of shy emotion a momentary overflow
of feeling that for the injttttjiv lent her
loveliness its crowning charm. His
maimer to Bertha was affectionate; and
Mrs. Dalton was in the "seventh heav
en," at the very acme of all she had
hoped or desired.
''And now, Mrs. Dalton," said the
Earl, after nearly an hour of confiden
tial talk, "you must fix a time for
bringing your daughters to Magnus
Square. Madelina must see her future
home, and decide upon the alterations
she would wish to have made during
her absence. Bertha, too, will assist us
with her taste." he added, turning with
a pleasant smile to the younger sister,
and then again to Mrs. Dalton. . ."May
I have the pleasure of seeing you to
"We shall be delighted," replied Mrs.
Dalton. "Mr. Fancourt was here this
morning, but I don't know whether he
is engaged to-morrow he did not say."
"We will leave Fancourt out of the
Juestion, if you please," returned Lord
alphington "if you can endure the
separation from your betrothed for a
few hours. Miss Dalton?"
Lena colored vividly, but the blush
had a different cause from that Lord
Alphington assigned to It. She felt
guilty before this good old man; she
kuewthatif he could read her inmost
heart he would despise her nay, prob
ably turn from her with somethuig like
disgust. Unlike her mother, Lena was
quite awake to the knowledge that there
was a higher path she had refused to
tread; and at such moments as these
she scorned herself for the false, venal
woman she was. She soon, however,
put these thoughts away from her. The
die was cast. She persuaded herself
that it was too late to retract even if
she had the wish. And Iord Alphing
ton. at any rate, need never know the
truth, need never know the part she
was acting. She recovered her equa
nimity in time to take a graceful leave
of her future relative, and Iird Alph
ington returned to Mastitis Square very
favorably impressed, and quite satisfied
that his grandson had made a suitable
At one o'clock the following day Lord
Alphington's carriage, as had lieen
agreed, arrived for tbe ladies. Mrs.
Dalton was in high spirits. Lena and
Bertha were both rather subdued,
though their seriousnegs had a different
"My dear Lena, how delightful this
is!" cried Mrs. Dalton, s they rolled
along in the elegant open landau. "I
always told you that it you held vour
head high enough you would ride in
your own carriage; now didnt I, my
"I told Bertha I was born to achieve
Seatness but she didn't believe me,"
"1 don't think I said you wouldn't
achieve greatness," said Bertha; "but
only that I thought there were things
more worthy of achievement."
VHow silly you are, Ikrtna Just like
your poor father!" said Mrs. Dalton.
,It is well I have one daughter, at any
rate, who has common sense."
"Pray don't let us show ourselves so
very' exuberant to-day. mamma," said
Lena, a little pettishly. "Lord Alph
ington might not think" it in good taste.
Bertha's philosophy will stand her in
good stead. She won't be at all over
powered by any amount of grandeur
she may see."
"Perhaps not overpowered," said Ber
tha, laughingly. "But don't vou think
I delight in" having beautiful objects
about me as much as you do? There
are, however, somethings I value more
-that is all."
In spite of Lena's determination not
to go into ecstasies, she could not quite
conceal her exultation at the spleudora
that opened before her view in Magnus
Square. Ortninly the contrast to the
narrow and somewhat dull life she had
previously led was enough to tempt a
stronger mind than Lena Dalton's..
The powdered footmen in their rich
liveries, moving about noiselessly like
so manv machines wound up to do' their
master's bidding; the sumptuous lunch
eon table, with Its array of plate and
its decorations of exquisite hothouse
flowers; the lofty suites of rooms
through which Mrs. Dalton and her
daughters were conducted, with their
nirrors and gilding, and paintings a la
Wattcau, and satin hangings, all faded
now, but still gorgeous to eves unused
to the lavish display of wealth all this
turned Lena rather dizzy. She had
looked forward to it all; and yet, now
that it had come, she could not realize
the fact that it was reallv to be hers,
but seemed walking as if in a dream.
"You must select the colors you pre
fer, my dear," said Lord Alphington to
her, as" they stood in the spacious drawing-room.
"I see these rooms must be
entirely redecorated and they shall be
begun at once. This crimson is not the
most becoming color to one so fair as
you. I think," he continued, feeling as
if years were lifted from his head in the
prospect of the new interest opening
out before him.
"We have alwavs considered blue one
of Lena's colors,"' announced Mrs. Dal
ton. "I don't think I should like blue for
a town bouse, mamma." Lena inter
posed. "I think 1 should prefer green'
a subdued sea-green; it would har
monize with plenty of gilding, and that
always lichts up well."
Lena ft It more at home as they went
on to discuss details. Bertha took no
part in the conversation, but followed
the others silently, amusing herself the
while with examining the beautiful
works of art and objects of vt'ucat
tered about the rooms.
"These are the rooms I have alwayB
occupied when in town since thiB house
has ceased to he a home to me, and
these I think of retaining for my own
use," said-Lord Alplungton, with a
heavy sigh, as, crossing a landing, he
opened a door leading to several rooms
at the back of the bouse.
The first of these was fitted up as a
library. They had no sooner entered it
than the crimson blood rushed to Lena's
cheeks and brow.
"Oh, Bertha-look!" she cried.
Bertha, glancing toward the point to
which her sister directed her attention,
started. She also blushed, and then
turned pale, while a film of moisture
came over her eyes aud blurred the ob
ject she looked at. , , - ...
"What is it, young ladies?' Lord
Alphington askeu. in surprise. "W hat
do you find so extraordinary iu the por
trait of mv unfortunate son?"
Lena was the first to regain self
possession, liertha'n heart throbbed
fast: she could not trust herself to
speak. . . i
"Nothing very extraordinary, after
all," declared Lena: "but that portrait
is certainly very remarkably like a per
son we know so much eo that it start
led us both at first."
"Indeed!" said Lord Alplingloo.
"Who may it be?"
"Imipposo yon mean Mr. St. Law
rence," put in Mrs. Dalton. "Yes. now
I look nf the picture, there certainly is
a resemblance something in the eves,
is it not? And the lips and chin, and
the color of the hair are the same. But
I am afraid Lord Alphington will not
feel flattened," she. adOed. with a iUl
laugh. "It Is only a young artist,
landscape-painter, with whom we have
had some acquaintance;- but I have-felt-it
necessary to decline his visits there
seems to be something mysterious,
about him, and Mr. Fancourt gave me
to understand he was not a person ha
would like to meet; so of course I had
no choice, you know."
"Humph!" Lord Alphington ejacu
lated. As he turned from the complacent
matron, he raught sight of the reflec
tion of Bertha's face in a mirror. She
had moved away, unaw are of the treach
erous looking-glass. Her cheeks wer
still flushed, and tears trembled lu her
eyes. Lord Alphinu'ton perceived that
there was something wrong with his
favorite, Bertha ami not unnaturally
connected with it the name that had
just been mentioned. He, tender
hearted as he was, could not bear to
think of that sweet girl as unhappy he
had before noticed that she was thin
ner and paler than when he had met
her at the Larches. He had no great
faith in any opinion expressed by hbj
grandson; moreover, the idea of a like
ness to his lost son interested him
greatly. He thought he should like to
see tlus young painter, who had power
to raise such strong emotion in Bertha's
"Is this young artist clever?" he
sked Mrs. Dalton.
"Oh, very, I believe. I am no great
judge of art myself, though," she an
swered. "Will you have the kindness to give
me his address?" saidjxird Alphington.
"I was thinking th other day that, il I
saw a landscape that took my fancy, I
should like to purchase it to nil a recess
in the morning-room at Alphington
Mrs. Dalton, alwayB good-natured,
gave the required address with a feeling
of pleasure. Iord Alphington wroU
it down in his pocket-book, and there
the subject dropped, being superseded
by others more interesting to the ma
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