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' xt WLizXixU gaittj gafile : cdttestfag !Ptortmt0, August 4, 1886. !- ', . r) ri 4 f K . v H ,8 1 , i iU; iCmviit A CLERICAL WORLDMG. Tho shatters of th rectory windows were wide open. This was very unlike the policy of the rector of St Ann's, who -invariably prayed to be delivered from the flies, dust and all disorderliness. But there had come a change in the life of Rev. Arthur Dlb bins, as there ever must be in mutable things. He had married wealth, and with wealth, bondage. It was the will of Mrs. Dibbins that the shutters should henceforth be open, and to this new state of all airs the rector was reconciled by many compensa tions. His "shades" bad been torn down in a frenzy, and wero now usurped by beautifully-fashioned screens of fine brass links, purchased in Egypt There was drapery from Persia, and a rovoh ing fan, like a slave in attendance, over Mr. Dibbins brown bead where he sat Hortense, a Frenchwoman, removed every particle of dust before it had settled. His papers were filed and docketed with a system that he could only wonder and admire. He was clad in a jacket of imported stuff, and crossed his slippered feet albeit eigbths on a fender of extraordinary workman ship. Ah, yes! Heaven had sent compensa tions. He had married Miss Rachel PJymp ton with the full consent and approval of ber parents for, although himself penni less (his salary of $4,000 a year counted as nothing from the Plympton standpoint), he was master of a degree of popularity and clerical eminence which constituted a fine stock in trade. He was a handsome man, past 40, with a dark, sallow complexion, good eyes, and hair and mustache of a youthful cut His manner was nervous and self-conscious, yet saturated with the arotna of culture which years of uninterrupted prosperity exhale. For the Rev. Arthur Dibbins to fall down or stumble up, was a horrid anomaly; it produced at once laughter and a shock. Tho wedding festivities over, the bridal couple bad sailed for Europe. They were very ill on the voyage, but recovered their strength and dignity in cathedral aisles and galleries of art They summered on the Alps, and wintered in tho Riviera; sailed up the Ki and down the Rhine; crossed the glaciers and penetrated jungles; tho products of all which were shipped to Liverpool in ponderous boxes and conveyed thence for the transformation of tho rectory, which was being torn almost from its founda tions. They had had a delightful trip. But were capable of enjoying those inner secrets known only to the tourist who reads and imagines between tho lines of his iladoker. It had rained occasionally when tboy had wished to be out of doors, and thoy had ex perienced tho usual oue might say, the cor rect tribulations which follow in the wake, of cabmen and couriers. The former had outraged them and the latter had thwarted their fondest desires. On the whole, however, that intangible perfumo of manner which is so quickly dis sipated with gross forms of adversity, had, in tho person of Rev. Arthur Dibbins, suf fered no loss Seated in tho breakfast-room of tho rec tory tho return voyago over he was en ablod to live again in the objects around him, tho charmed existence of tho past fourteen months. Rachel, in a Paris "crea tion," smiled from behind the urn like an Aurora sprung from the canvas. Sho had superintended tho execution of his favorite dishes for it must be confessed that Ar thur's palate as well as his soul, had under gone cultivation abroad w hich were now steaming with gentle invitation from Dies den receptacles before him. There wero llowers in crystal vases on tho cloth, and as he leiburoly sippod his chocolate, his left band held open tho loaves of an embellished volume. Tho great archdeacon was to perform in tho rectory drawing-room that morning, the entertainment consisting of his lecture upon Danto, for an elect few. Mr. and Mrs. Dibbins had been immersed for days in biographies and criticisms of tho poet Theroctor was familiar with every origi nal line of Danto; ho followed him udor ingly, however critically, through purga tory, paradise and helL lie had a portrait of him in a prettily-elaborated frame, bo foro which ho poised his slender finger and commented, for tho benoiit of his guests, upon tho grief-worn face. He could ex tiact mouth, brow and eyes, separately, and trace their expression to certain well defined phases of spiritual throe. He cursed Florence, and apotheosized tho wide world which had fostered such great genius. "There wero many people," ho said, "to whom I rovidonce had ordained that the world should bo unkind. To interfere with this intentiou was a dangerous matter, the loss, iwrhaps, of our greatest poets and painters." On tho morning in question ho turned tho leaves of the volume before him with reviv ing internet. Now and then read a passage aloud to his wifo, as: "The people of Venora, when thoy saw him on the stieet, used to say: 'Kccovi 1' uoui ch' e stato all Inferno' teo, thero is a man that was in hell ah, yes; he had bet.n in hell; in hell enough, in long, severe sor row and struggle; as the like of him is pretty sure to have been. Commedias that come out divine are not accomplished otherwise." Mr. Dibbins' mind seized acutoly upon word-pictures of this character. He appre ciated them, he evon belie ed that he was one of them, for there is an intellectual grasp upon such things with which the heart has nothing to da "How true," ho remarkod to Rachel, "that sulfering is the school of our sweetest graces, tho arena out of w hich our greatest achie ements, our divine comedies, if ono may so speak, invariably issue." He began another passage: "Dante burns like a pure star," w hen a signal passed silently from the outer door to tho butler, who was languidly, and with but partial approval, surveying a Titian over the lireplaje. "Person outside to see you, sir," said tho critic, without removing his eyes from the canvas. Mr. Dibbins shut the book with a snap. The ethereal aroma was threatened "I suppose it's that tiresome man, 6priag-?r, come to get me to bury his wifo," be observed. Springer was a gaunt, red-haired man, with a cast in one eye. JCo object could have been better calculated to jar upon a tourist who had just come from inspecting the French and Italian schools. His gaze slanted obliquely away from tho rector toward an Angora cat on a rug, and he communicated his errand with what was pitiably Hko a hair lip two infirmities to which Mr. Dibbins was peculiarly sensi tive. It was as he had surmised Mrs. Springer was dead, and must hare Christian buriaL The rector drew out his notebook of Rus sian leather, and jotted down an item: "Man name.) Springer wants wife buried. No. 0 Alauthus row. Bad specimen. Sprin klo camphor on self before entering house.' "All right," ho said curtly, ocketing his notebook. "I'll come. To morrow t o'clock." He waved his hand in a way that would have been significant to a railroad magnate, or a literary man. But Mr. Springer lin gerei. He had been told that the rector was a "very kind man. Frofesor Stone blocker, whoso daughter Mr. Dibbins bad tenderly wept and piayed over throughout a consumptive career, had said so; and for the tenth or twelfth time in his life Mr. Springer woull bavo liked to know what a kind man wns. He did not know himself what he wanted, but ho hoped the parson would know. He was conscious of a load of disaster and loss which had somehow ac cumulated from his birth uo. and now the mute suarer oi tne loaa was tacen rrom him. He stood there in tho doorway under Mrs. Dibbins' light gaze, quite oblivious of Brinkerhoff, who was scowling as him fit to efface him. He had come with undefined hope that fortune had now done her worst for him,' and that, being informed of this, tho parson would apply some of tho balm, of which, he had been told, parsons were the sole manufacturers and proprietors. This hope, however, was slowly turning to certain disappointment, when the parson waived all doubt by remarking: "Well, if you're hungry, go to the kitchen. My time is valuable. Brinkerhoff show this person out" Brinkerhoff beckoned with his fat finger, and preceded Springer, after the manner of an earl in advance of a commoner. Springer told him listlessly that he might show him the door to the street, as he wasn't going to the kitchen. "Our kitchen ain't to be scorned," said Brinkerhotf. "But it ain't a-suft'ering for your comp'ny, neither." Mr. Springer made haste to get over the wide porch and into the street below, think ing of tho stark form at home, and glad that Mary Ann was in a world whore human hurts and disappointments made no ditler ence. "I supposo we ain't the right sort for Parson Dibbins to put hisself out of the way for," he thought "There's too much llowers and gim-t racks on the one side, and too much bad smells and trouble on the other, betwixt us." He sighed at the uncompromising truth of his reflections. "Well, it ain't to be expected." Meauwbile Mr. Dibbins had recovered his poise, aud gone to tho library with his wife to examine anew Giotto's portraits of Dante. 1 bey sat in an embrasure, whore the sun slanted over Mrs. Dibbin's cheek, and lent such enchanting brightness to her hair that Rev. Arthur seized her in his arms with almost boyish fervor. "In what great measure the Lord has blessed mel" he exclaimed. "This room, my darling," glancing up at the tapestried walls, "shall be our refuge from tho world's storms. The unkindness of destiny shall matter very littlo to us, so long as our lives are spared for mutual sacrifices, for mu tual joys." And Mrs. Dibbins, unchillod by fourteen months of married life with this exemplary man, responded in murmurs of tenderness and satisfaction; for the pair were truly loving and contented. An liour later the groat archdeacon came and banished personal thoughts. Some thing in his presence was calculated to eradicate selfishness and send tho mind abroad. The wax lights shod a softened glow through tho darkened rooms. Flowers banked against tho walls oxpauded odor- ously in the warmth. It was a strange scene to bo summoned there that of tne sinful soul, sinking instantly upon tho com mission of its crime into the depths of a vivid boll, while tho surface phantom, the surviving body, still wont to and fro! Dis embodied souls the iiguro was common place. But diseusouled bodies who but Dante could have drawn tho desolate lilies Mr. Dibbins' thoughts ran back to tho Bor gias and the persecutors of the inquisition. They even lit up a modern acquaintance or two and shuddered. He reviewed his own lif o with pardonable satisfaction. No shame confronted him, no willful act of wrong or cruelty arose- to confuse him. The wife of his choice, radiant and tremulously con scious of his pi esetice, was at his side. Tho chair in which he sat, tho rug on which the archdeacon stood, the very namo of the florist who had supplied the llowers, all wore marks of tho divine approval. In his heart he thanked Uod that he was reaping the harvest of virtue and good works. At the close of the lecture ono lady lin gered. Mrs. Dibbins did not retire, but seated herself on a hassock besiue her hus band. She was absorbed in grave thoughts occasioned by tho archdeacon's words. Each commented upon them, Mr. Dibbins at somo length; when presently tho lady, who ap peared well known, remarked upon tho un seasonable warmth of tho morning, there was a lino sparkling light in her eyes, a tiny crimson spot on eitner cheek. The rector replied, with n smilo nnd slight expansion of his frame, that upon the hearth of domestic happiness it was always warm. Tho lady, Mrs. Warrington, who was no tably drifting toward separation from her husband, bit her lip, clasped and unclasped her lingers. "And when tho happiness is dis sipated," she obser ed, "it becomes rather too warm." "Ah, Mrs. "Warrington! How sarcastic of you!" cried Rachel; "and in tho face of our honeymoon, which has just begun! I am sure no adversity, no poverty, no calam ity ot any kind can ever dissohe the fabiic of our devotion." To Rachel there was but ono honoymoon, and that, of course, was "ours." Mrs. Warrington raised her delicate brows. "Have you had your domostic hap piness insured?" sho inquired. "Our vows have insured it," answered Mrs. Dibbins, solemnly. "Ah! But vows are sometimes broken. Everybody does not keep vows. It is Usu ally tho man who does not" ' Mrs. Dibbins looked at her guest in angry alarm. "Then it is the woman's fault," said the rector with decision. "Certainly," echoed Mrs. Dibbins, who felt herself to be blameless; "you will nearly always find in such cases that tho woman has failed to make her homo attract ive to her husband." Now, the Dibbines, who wero well bred if they were anything, wore not aware, of course, that the lady with whom they wero talking had failed in this very particular. The wedding, the European tour, tho pro longed honeymoon in the rectory had served to exclude everything so alien as conjugal infelicity from tho horizon. What all tho parish knew and talked of, Mr. Dibbins had not so much as dreamed. He was" always in his place for the Sunday and week-day services, but tho litany oi woes ami temptations that his people mur mured on thosa occasions betiayed nothing personal, nothing oxtraueous to the re quired confession. Mr. " arrington was no exception to tho mass of business men (for whom Mr. Dib bins entertained a secret contempt) w hoe lives were spent in tho accumulation of wealth, and to whom . a wifo appeared but an accidental appendage. He had not perceived tnat the wife of one of his florid vestrymen filled a more im portant relation to Mr. Warrington. Scan dal of this sort throve in a vulgar air, from wnich Mr. Dibbins took pains to be far re movod. 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