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i;'! , ( I 111" ln 1 Voliimo 0. Niimbnr 1. WOODSTOCK. VERMONT, MAY 15, 1845. AVIioIc mjcr 201. J3USINESS CA11DS. O. A.HKYANT, Uilerin CnglMi.Frrnrh, ittul Auicrlcnn Drj Oooin, V, Ii (lciois, itntl 1 rot urU'u, Crockcry, Gl iiml lliinl Ware. Elm.'itrtct, MEI.MSH & SI.ADE, ucM.nnsiN Fi.otm, vv.j.(i(oi)3Aiuoci3Rii3s, ALIO COMHTANTLV.ON HAM), FnUIT3.CONri:OTI(NAIlY,((lMMi:KUUtNKSANW iti:ritrsii.Mi;NT:i. CltNTRA L STREET,o MSITE WIHTNIIVV 1IOTCI., Oeo. .Mkli.kii, (ii;u. ll.8c.Ann A. JIATCH, & CO. At the old Stand lntety occupied by t. rv Tlnnnut bEAi.nusiNFi.ointw.i.fiiioiw.vvnniiocnnirs. , CD.NPCOTIONAIlV.Hll.M.MKii imirmr,Aiu REFItnSII.MlINTfi.OONSTAKTI.Y ON IIAN1). central sTitr.r.T. 223 lVholcnc imdrelaiHiia.lar ln W. I. OooiH.TnaSjFrull . irfjus i'ijs iiaVhx. wiuti, vc.,iuo,.invcs,i uriiiiiii c, ac. 10 noUUHOUTIl IIRAl) OF HTATU KTR E ET, Montpelier, t't, 162 ly KUSSKl.T.kCI.AKK. V A T C II MAKBIU a N II .1 13 W 13 1. 1. 3 R S, npposrrK wiiitnevs unrr.i.. ckntrai. street, It. II HAII-EY, 'inuf.icturer of-i!Trr Spotnis aml ripeptnplca and Dcalcr ln Jcwelrv, untlery nim 1' iincy liodiia VVImlesnle iiml Itolnll, 209 OppposlteWhilney' IIolcl, Central Street. UENltY IIATCU, Ont ioi "iMlli if Union llall, Elm Street,' TI N, C I1P PE R, ASII SI1BET IRfllf WORKER. TIIAI.ES It. WINN, " TA.ILOR, Samc door with A". Randall. iMICIIAHI- MVKKS, T a i b o n. Over J. Collamcr's OJice, I3lm stropt, E. V. SMITII, Tailoi; over f. c. nonniNs' omcn, l.udlnw, VI. 248 AMOS W. WAItUEN, tint,CIl IN IIOOTiS.SIIOES A.NI) I.CATIintl, ll klmla ur l.cilhcr lnr nnlo plienp, Also, llnots nnd Slincs orcvcrylencrpillnn. (CtPiiickh riilck llmin. s-1,50 Cnlf, prggpit,S3;ncmi neweduuuia lor $ I, nd iill oilier work iu propnrtlon Cuvrmi. SntKEr. 23 8ly )7.M. !I3Vi:v Mt'fcrnlihc Improvcd llnbtrt Wnmlen Punipi. CrThe iiliove Fiuiin arc w.irrantcd loilniw u li'irrcl n n iiiiikiIc wilh pihp, np lo a ti Kmlrcil lect. trr Vll or.leri Irom a illalance. nromptly nttrniU'd lo. Kumlolpli Vt. 2 4 lf WIIITNEY'S HOTEL, Corncr of Elm. a nd Central streets, II V S. W II IT.VEV, i: A (3 li V. II O T E L, UY I. C ALDRN. corner ar south and green rtrceis, lMtlCK STACi: 1IOUSE, SOUTH 8IDC HI. A C )C IllVER, JOIIN Il?SMITlI LUDLOW, VI. lfit tf Z. V. IIYPK, II II I C Iv ST Afi i: II 0 USF, , Irnclikrsvlil", VI. 239 fim III1NRY 'J'. MAUSII, Il0USr.AND SlnX rAlNTER, AI.no I)r.AI.EII IN ClrtRUOES AM) VaRNIxII Ul- GVCRV t)KCR I PTION . V 13 N T K A I. ia T II 13 13 T WITP vi SCOTT. Pjliiler1nndilc!ili:ri'iiilihlr iiml Carri!i;CHornllklPil CF.NTIUI. 1TIIUET. ' .KI.SHUA .MlTOIini.l., C A li 11 I K G E A N 1) .S I. 13 I CS II - M A K 13 U, II I n II STIIELT. 116 (:h3()iit;r: fishhk. l itufncturer of, nnd dealtr in ci'iinct furnilurr o evtry Iricnptian. l'lcaianttiiri'el, 218 l)R. U. K. I'.V I..M 13 It. Olllcf in the Ilnrk lllock oppnslli! lillney'a, ckntiui. srunET. S. J. AliliKN, M. I). PIlVfUCIAA AXD SUnCKOA', O.U-.e oiHnile Wliilnuy'n llntel. VDI.V II, II M MOM). . tomsovun iioi'ww; iMuurinoNr.n, Utuvecn tlie .MellinJist iiml I3placopal (Jhurrhert. 23MI. UVHIIY STAIII.K. U Y A I. II 13 HT 1' A 0 K 13 R . Cnuvt itreel. ( OUhXMDH ife IlAUItUTT, A t t o r n o y s a n il (Jnunsollors ti t I. a w, Elm Slrtd. 1S3 jAConCoLLiMKR. A m ns R An n t:rr ). 1. Cll.VXDIiKH, ttorncy aml Co u n s e 1 1 o r atLaw, CrntrnlSlrert, 20B TH. VCV i COVVKUSB, A llor ncjs a n d C o u n s e 1 1 or s at Lau OlUcpuver tlu-llaiili.niin Strppt, I,. A. MAKSII, ATTOIl.VEV ANI) COUNSELLOIl AT LAW Crnlrnl trrrt. I.OWIN HUTCIIINSON, A'lTOUNI'.Y ANI) COUNSEI.I.'Ml AT LAW, WOODSTOCK, VT. , ' W.VSIinilHiV & MAKSII, . J1T ATTOU.NT.r3 C l II N S 13 1. LOItS AT I.AW, Ifol&SlMlc, ' CTO"1c6ln Ihetcorti latel orcuplpJ m llie "Clay Cluli New Itoon," r. T. Wnnr.URN, Mtistcr in Chanceru. G.V Mamii 238tt Nnv.21. 1811. CAIjYJ.V fhench, Allorncy nnd CounscUor ul Law, PROCTORSVILLE, VT. 251' i. vr. niciiAunsoN. Allorney and Counsctlor at Law, WKSTO.V, vt. . 251. riti:i)i:iiicK c. uohuins, A T TOR NE Y AT h A W '. i.unLow, vt. 157-lj tVAKItEN C. FtlP.NCM ATTOU N K Y A T L A W. SHARON, VT. 233-1 y IVAI1KRII& SLADE, Attoi nciJ and Connscllors ut Law, ROYALTON, rr. 12i-l( n.wnKtn. i.w.ii.Ann. rilOri. IIAUTl.UTT.Jlt., .lltornc!,CriuniellirainlSriticilorin Chanetry, it t.vNnnv. vr. VT ttenilitlicr!nporir Cnurlnln thecountle' of (Jak- hnln, Gme,()rlnciind wiihiiiiisioii. UUfTOM & JONIJS, . ATTORSEys AND COUNSEI.LORS AT LAW. aiuhe.i, VI. A. P. Hunton, 203 P. ,C. Jorfrs. S. It. STIlCETr.lt, Allorney and Counseller at' Law. nARNARn.VT. 110 J. a. HAVICINS, Allorney and Cotinjctlpr at Law. FEi.cimi.i.'n. vt ' 91 J. F. DCANE, "' Allorney and Vountellor at Law, cAVErmiaii, vt. Iti5l JAMES M. OILSON, ATTORNF.Y' AT IiAW, CHELSEA, vt. , 24B (iin SAMUELU. IMtinE, . , ATTORSEV ANDCOUHSEI. I. OR AT LAW, ., WIXDSOK.VT. "-'y nicuAitnsoN & NicnoroN, . At lo r ney .1, an d Cnuns f. I lo r's alato 1 ; 'Chi'ilcriVVliidinrC'oiinty, Vt. N RicitAnnsoN. tifi A. A. Nicholson. snwAi.i, rui.i.AM. ATTO R W E Y A 'V' L A LUDLOW, VT. 181,-l,y II. E. STOirC.IITON, ATTV'R A- H Y A'"T IJ A II'. Clim Vl i '219. I".ODETT & ,WEYaiOU,TH,v . A T T 0 II JV E VXS A 21 L,A Itr.TlfRt.V VT. ' 356'' ' D C D ihtt, D P WiiriniiTii'. 'From llio l.oniloli I'uncli. TIJ E STO It Y OF A F B AJT H E E. DV'l)OUOI.AS JI3RROLD. CIIAPTER XI. tiif. ritiN'cr, or WAi.ns r.xmniTr.D. tiii: coux tiiss iii.usiuiosi:. druadful ac- CID13NTTO Mll. l'LA.MI.VOO. I soou discovcrcd that tlicir Mnjestics Gcorgc the Tliir'd nnd Q,uocn Charlotte liad bcncvolcntly consoiitod tliat tlicir bn by sliould bc cxliibitud to llic mcn and womon of Englmid. Thcsc tidiugs had rung lile a titprry pcal of bclls throngh oat London; and.on llio vcry mnrnino; af tcr tny cxaltaiiottjto tho Princc of WnlosV coronot, crowd worc clustcring at llic galcs of tho paiacc. JJere, howover, I must fnin confuss to a (lisuppointmcnt. Jictng in tlio vcry toinplo of royality, I at lirst indulgcd in tlic inost cxtravngnnt expocltttions of tltc tnornl digniiy llio uttorcd wisdom of llic liigli and forttinatc pcoplo nbout me. I watclicd llic king's mouth, as a bridc gazcs on licr wcdding caskct, wraped with an aasiirancc of lts contained ricli ncss. I foljowod tlio molions oftlic qucon, astliongli, fora limc, sho had lakcn lcave nf the skics, to daz.lc and to dignify a bcnightcd plannct. Sucli wero my first emottoiis: but lct mc ho frank, tliuv wcrn of brief cnduranco. I vcry soon discovcrcd liis drcad mnjnsty to bc a incrc tnan who lovcd rnutton ror dinncr, and tltc quccn from Pnradiso, a quict little ' wotnnn, with a hutnillity s niarkcd that it disdntncd not dcciinal fractions. And tlicn tlicrc worc tlic lords in wait- mg tltc gcntlcinctt ol tltc bodchainbcr tltc wonicn oftlic liko clysium and tliosc donmctl, frngilc dolls and victims of statc God !icl thcin! thc maitls of hoiionr. In tlic siinplicity of my inc.vporicncc, I bclicvcd all thcso pcople to bc ofnnoth cr nohh and blood to posscss a morc c.. qtiisitc nnatotny to bo rcftncd by thc ptire nnd hcaltblul atnt.isphcrc of a cotn t into natnrcs above tlic sordid infliienccs of this netlicr xpherc; to bc, indeud, mid-in-tcllinonces bctwecn mcn and anscls. Mustlsayil? I havc fonnd tlic coarse tnind oftlic tnerest footman in the lncky pccrjahd in thc lady of thc bcdcliambor, tlic srn'all cnvy, the pctly hcnnbnrniiig of Molly tbc chanilicrtnaid nt thc Star nnd Garter. Alas, too! for thc maids of Itorf or.' lliipless tmnrrcs ot ccrcmonv noor. niDving nnatomics, with cycs that ninst not wink, tongncs that ninst not spcak; and, hardcst tyranny of all,1 with nioutlis that mnst not yaivn at thc dull discipline tliat consumcs thcm. I havc sccn thcin in thc royal prcsencc siaml on tlicir tlirobbing fect, niitil the Jiloud lias vanishcd from iheir lips; and had I bccn a fairy wand, I would have changed thcin strnight havc hcstowed upon thcm the parndisc of a threc-legged stool, with a cow to tnilk bc- nenth the oilour-breathing hawtborn. If, howcver, llic maids of hornr alTcclcd mycompassion, the laciics inwait.ng ox- eited my highest adiniration. Ilere, I thotight, arc womcn doling wivcs aml loving tnothcrs quitling the ercne nnd holy circlc of their own hcarths rclin- q'lisbinjr f(ir an .ippointed term llic hapi- ness and tendei npfs' of lioinc, to cndure a glorifying scrvitudc bcncath tlic goldcn yoke of ceremony. Hcre, atlast.I thought, is self df.voiton: hcre a noble sacrificf! to noblc objects hcre at once thc hcroism and tho trtle rcliglon of loyalty. Thc conntcss Blushrosc waa a lady in waiting. I'rovttleicc had cxprcssly lasli umM hcr for the cnohling funclion. She had soiric- vaguc nntion that thcre wcrc luiinan creitturcs a, white racc, some thmg highcr in the schcme of thc world tlian the niero Iloltcntot; but it was also a part of hcr creed that, likc borsrs nnd nxqn, they wcrc scnt for noothcr purposc to this citrth, save for that of tninialering in any manner to the will and wish of herself, hcr fricnds, and hcr itnnicdiate ncquaintancc. Thc conntcss nevcr iip lcctcd her religiojs dntics, for' she hnd pcwthat Sybarite might have slept in: and, generally once a wcck seerned to list cn to thc homc-siinplicilics of the ptilpit of tle'ath, and coninion dust, and common jiidgemcnl. Nevc.rthelcss, it was plain that her ladysbip posscssed a strength of mind that continucd Mipcrior to silcli an- tiqne prcjiidicc hcncc, to her dying botir, she rcmained an Unconvertcd licarer. Tlic world, the habitablc world, to her was coinposcd of about an arca of two miltfs, with St. Jamcs's paiacc for tho ccntrc. Any part heyond that boiimiary was, to hcr, mystcrious as thc Mogul countryj bhe lookcd nppn it with the inclligc'nce that nossesscd thc tlir-ological opponcnts of Coltimbus, when he talkcd of a new con iihciit: allow'mg it to cxist, and to bc once rcaciieii, thero wcrc certain diirrcnts that rc'ndcrcd impossiblc any rpturi frprri it. To tlic 'Conntcss lrose, nnturc horsclf had wriltcn iYcc Ultra on ihp west sidd of Tomplc-bar.' Thc cotiulcss was allowcd to bc beau tiful ns the inost benntifiil bt.itue: nnd save ih the prcsencc of innjcsty.vicwcd all thin nnbcndinnly nnd with i stony gaze. She sccmed to niukc thc atinospherc about hcr cold by hcr vcry looks. Sho rnthcr np penrcd to bo an cxqiiisitc picce of rnnchin ery an improvrmcnt on Mnxiinilinn'.s woodcn dovc and iron fly of old a won dcrfiil work c.otistructed nnd ndomed by tli(; hiborcd rngcnnily of tnnn, than n crca ture wnrmed by humnn blood, and sancti- ficd with a humnn sotil. Yct mcn callcti hcr bcautifnl. Nnv, bom a baronrt's daughtcr, she had owcd hcr coronct-to hcr cruamy check and bigh abstracted gazo. The heart of the Earl of IJIushrosc had bccn lcd aivny, it would scein, in chains of ico. 11c had hcen frozcn into tnnlri mony by thc spcllsof a snrccruss; and, in fluenced by liis partncr, scctncd to liis old fricnds ncver to have recovcrcd hid natii cal licat. At llic liinc ol my clcvationlo St Jat'ics' the conn(c?s had only onc day rclicvcd a sister lady-in-wailing m hcr cxnllcd ccrc niniiics. At thauitne, the conntcss hnd an in(ant son LordTootlc in thecrndle. She was very fondofit rcally, very fond of it; but llien sho fclt sucli dcvotion to wnrds thc paiacc. This truth I aftcwards lcarncd from a bricf iuciderit. Thc child wns born wenk nnd puny. 'iMndarn,' snid the doctor, 'you must mirso this babe vour self.' 'IIow can you talk so ridiculously, doc tor?' snid llic cotintcss. 'Indccd, your ladybhip, I advise cnly what is nccesiasy indifpc'nsable,' urged thc doctor. 'Ncccssnry! IIow can 1 submit to sucli atie, uhcn thnrc is llic paiacc to ' 'Wcll, madam.'said the doctot iu con- dusion, cnsting a sign4flcnni glanco attlie babo, antl tben :it u motlicr 'if you do not uurso the child yourbclf, my word up on it. 'twilfdic dic. madam die.' Wlierctipon the cotintess, gcntly elcvat- ing her eyelids, said and said onl) poor thing!' I have dwelt thus long upon thc cliar- acterof thc Conntcss Ulus.hroK', as she will be fotind a somcwhat importaut person iu my narrntivc. Indeed, it wns to her that I owe my s.pcsdy removal from thc pnlace. lint -of tlns iu duo timc let me not auticipatc. At thoopening of this chapter thi read- or was acquaiiitcd with the condescending, inlciitiuu of their majcsiic.: thc Princc of Wales, in liis cot or cradle of statc, was to bc cxhibitcd in bib and luckcr to liis fu turcliegc subjects. Uvcry due precaution liud bccn carricd out to jircvciit thc too near npproxiination of llio curious vulgar to the retfplendent baby: thorockcrs sat nt thc cradlo uithin nn iucloiurc at thc cud ol niinto apartmcnt, part of thc rnal houschuld liued thc roum, aud ihcu, unit; of the world without wcresufl'ercd tocnlcr at onc door, nnd walkiug p.ist tlic cradle, and casliug onc louk for a scioid was scarccly jiossible at. thc nnjestic infant, wcrerc rapidly conductcd out aS a doorop- posilc, to tlic world they had comc from; a world they felt iheinselves benccforth au- thorizcd to gladdeu with talcs of thc baby prijice of tho glorics of a palace. It was curiously insteuclive to walch the beafning countcnances of tbc happy few who,. hitving elboncd it lustily in the crowd outsidc who, in tbc cxccss of loy- iility.h ad thrust and fougbt their tieigh bors to cutcli a look of princely bnbyhood now arraugcd their habits, and tricd lo conjure scrcnity lo their rcd and stream ing faccs. Mcn and womcn of ncarly all uouditions pourcd aloug the room, and jjliinccd nt that manelous baby. . The onlv court atlire command for the cvcut wns dccent clcanliness in vcry truth (if history be any thing), not ahvays paiacc wcar. Great was tho vcncration paid to the princc! Men whom I afterwards rccog. ui?.ed ih the world, came tb look tlicir houiago to thc nll-excclling infant; mcn, who with rcd winc 6n their tablc, aud tlicir knees nt the Christmas fire, would with barrcd nnd boltcd door hcnr thc slarvcd orpbati unil tbc Christian curol in thc frozcn ftrcet; mcn, with hcarts close ns iheir fobs, felt thp said hcarts marvellous ly louched and melto'd wficn thoy lookcd upon thc princc! How decp, how excccd ing their sympathy for a baby helplessncss hcdired nbout by palaco Kaids, how I 1 t bcntitiful, how touchiugly bcauliful, is in faucy born lo dominion whcreon "thcsun scts nol.'" And thcre wcre other iookcrs hpnc eimplc Eoub, vio wi(h a hurried, almosi lcnrful glance nt royality, fclt thcnischcs richcr for tlicir coming livcs. They had sccn tfiings called bubics bcfurc, but thc princc was a blessing n glory in lacc, only for the. first tiine: vouchsnfod to the 'world. ' i 'SoiHc trod tho paiacc flobr .as" thou'g'l they fearcd to henr their own brenthi-had tlicir shncs crcakcil, it wns plain they hium havc fniiited. Oibcrs ,again, looltcd nnxioiisly, fcnr fully about thcm ns Ihoiigh, likc ineu iu an Indian wood, ihcy fearcd souic wilil bcai-t, wilh dcalh iu its jaws, to sprin' out upon tlinm. Many of thesu I watclicd thcm nevcr sinv thc princc nt nll. Thcj npproachod thc cradle pnnlingly, but urgcil on by the nltcndnnls, pssicd it ere they could cnll np cotiragclo look upon t'he dazzling glory within. I wai thus cntitcmplating tho various charactcrs of thc crowd, wbcn I behcld a faccl llioiight not wholly strnngc to me. Aflcr a miniito, I rccognizcd llio visitor: it was my first acquaintance in Englnnd, Shadrach Jacobs, tho old Jcw oftlic Min- nrier. ll.nuiL' tliat d.iv was hcd bimsc f. it was diiTiculi for atiy one todelcct the IIc brcw dealer throuh the straii"c dissuisc. Wnshcd, howcvor, hc had bccn washcd, and drest in black aud bucklcs, as thoiigh hc hnd been going to conrt nt the New Jeru.salem. IIc hobhlcd past tho cradle, gnzing wilh his ravcn cye, which kindlcd sparklingly, but whcihcr nt the baboor llie lacc that half smothered il, I bave to be livincd by thc genii of Snlomon's bra- zen kcttlcs. Immcdintely following thc Jcw came Aliriam, his volutninoiis daughtcr. Great wns her bcauty,but grcatcr still her strength: elsc how at hcr cars, her neck, wrists, and fingers, could she have bnriic the mnny trophics of hcr vicloncs hought by sailors' wagnsoutof goldsniiih's cases? Miiiam was tlicrc; but whcrc was Jack Lipscomb? Whoro was my first Knglish fncndJ Alas! sick, pcrilotibly sick on an outward bound voyage. Poor Jack was in his hammock. io mattcr. Tom liracely of tliD 'Good Iutcnt' wcrit wilh Miriam lo St. Jamcs's. Thus sccing an old acquaintance, my thoughis went lo Pnlty Butlcr. 'Will shc,' I nsked niysclf, 'bc hcre?' Then I lookcd hopefuIy around tnc. Auothcr minule, nnd 1 snw uot Pally but hcr snug cm ploycr, 3Ir r'l.imingo, with Jlrs. Flnmingo hcside him both gnzing about tiiciu, joy- ous ns spirits new to parndisc. Though l''lamingo was loynl to thc vcry nails, liis visit was not panl only lo the uilniit princc. No; fealhers had suinelliing to do at tho trndesman's heart, and hc came kindly bringing his wil'c with him to behold the caltation of his ware. I could sce him look up at mysolf nnd two companions as ifhe fclt the soul oftlic prmce wns thcre in white plumcs, aud nowhere elsc; as if the digniiy of thc princc uould have bccn naked ns a day old sparrow, but for tlic fcathers, which wcrc in Flaniingo's mind itsmtural clnthin''. With thcsc feelingsFl.iiningo approachcd the cradle, and Flaniingo's evil bpirit kcpt close at his skirts. Thc Princc ofW'alc? has fallen f.ist a- slecp. Flainiugo prcpares hiinself lo look his houingc. Iie is ns close as cereinn- nyperinits his ndvaucc: when somc dcmon in tho airticklus his nostrils, for the lcalh- er-tnercliJiit blauds fixed; throwing iis hcad back, aml explodcs in thc loudesi sneezc that cvcr prolaned the roof-tree oi a palace. As Flnmingo sncczcd, tho Princc of Wales, startlcd by thc noisc, vvoke nnd wnking, roared inost lustily. Thc baby of bacon-fcd ploughman nevcr yelled iu highcr pitched. Flamingo was atout to pray that the floor would open and swallow him. Ere, huw evcr, hc could framc his petition, hc wns hurried to the duor by the atlcndats; Itirth- cr admission was dcnicd lo thc llironging sight-seers, aud for that day (nnd all owing to thc untowardness of a sneeze), thc cx- hibition was concludcd. , , CIIATTEn x. Amctrried nfffrom thc palace tltc Coun Uss BlushroSc aud lur Cltapluin. Few nnd bricf wcrc my'days of glory in thc paiacc. Long cro thc Princc ofWnles cut his first tooth (whnt a chaptcr might bcwrittcnon thc tceth of princc) l wns rcmocd from my high,into.icnting plnce ofstnto; pluckcd from thc coronot. Ncv orthelcss, asplciidour still huug nbout mc; I wns still cnrichcd by tho rccollections of tho past. I had wnvcd nbovo thc slum bor nnd thc wnking smilcs of thc Princo of Walcs I hnd been n typc of stnlo nnd honour I hnd bccn glorificd by position nnd wns, thcroforo, n rolic dcnr to thc nssQciiltions of thosc who trod thc cnr pc't of a paiacc ns though they wnlk'od iho odorous turf of Eden. It wns to this lovc, this vcncrntion that J nm conviuccd, I owcd my spcedy rcmovnl from' St Jnmes's. Hnd thc Conntcss Islushrose felt lcss devotibn tdwnrds the Princo of Wnlcs, I might for ycnrs hnvo rcmnincd in thc pnlnce; it may-bo tbrown nside to pnssinlo thc stoiunchs'bf pnlucc moths. T ivns. bowcvcr. bomcd tb n nlbre vnri- rius dcstinv. Tlfe1 Goililtoss' Blusliroso rcfiii6t!'nwny ih6 vul;nrity of niero honcs tv by tlio cxccsk of Ibaylty. A philoso plior,1 or tf he wurc duly hircd for' the ...A-'J' .'A,i f, TlnXlhV Undlln'i- or, would s.iy tho countuss fctolo me. SVoll, in hiird, iron phrasc, sho did so; but surcly tho spirit thnt prompled hcr that piompttd thc folcny, mado thc tliuft a divinc onc! Evcn thc nccusiug angcl must havc put his fiugcr to his lip, nud inw iird!y snid "Mum!" ns tho conn tcss, in n fluttcr of triumph, horc mc from palace. IIow hcr heart bent for.snugly conccnlcd uudcr her short sutiu clonk, felt tho tlirobbing organ bcnt, ns the boautiful robbcr cntcred hcr cnrriagc. I doubt uot, ihcre nro simplc folks who will mnrvcl nt this story nay, it may bc, givo no bclicf to it. They mny nsk Whnt! n countcss filch n fcnther, when a word in tho placo would doubtless hnvo madc it her lawful chaltle? Such n pctty pilfering might bavo been lookcd for nt tho hands of Mrs Scott, the princcs wct-nursc of Jane Sitnpson or Ca herinc Johnson, rockcrs but from Countcss Blushrosc!" I confess it: in my incxpcrincc of thc world, such wcrc thc vcry thoughis that onprcsscd inc; now it is olhcrwise. Not without ineluiicholy I own it; but 1 have fonnd that wilh somc naturcs it would patn nnd pcrplcx their moral nnatotny to move direct to nn objcct: liko snakcs, they sccm fonned to tako pleasurc iu in dircct motion; with thcm the truc lino of moral bcnuty is n curvc. Iltid Q,uecn Charlotte- hcrsclf beslowcd mc upnn thc countcssjshc would n it felt as plcased. I ar rivcd at tho tn'iiisionol the cnuntcss.in Square. A curious ndventurc greetcd me, I tnay say, nt threshold. As hcr la dysbip passcd throtigli tho Irill, shc was met by a mild, gcntlcmanly-looking person. Therc was a certain mcaning in his look a somcthing significant; of disquietude softencd nnd controllcd by constitiilional cnlmness. "May I spcak somc words with your lailyihiprv hc nsked. "Ccrlainly, IIr Inglewood," nnswcrcd the countcss; and turning into an apart mcnt, sho lct her cloak dt op from hcr shoulders, east mc upon thc tahle, and tlicu with the volupluous mnjesty of.Iuno, sank upon n chnir. "Have you hcnrd how thc dcar bishop is to-day?" shc in quired'; nud tlicn without waiting for an answcr, she continucd: "poormnn! what he's mado of I can't think mcrc flcsh and blood had nevcr lastedtill now." His lordsbip has been n grcnt suficrcr," rc plicd jIr Inglewood; "but to-dny ho is bitter." "But thero's no hopc impossiblc. IIc mciids; nnd hc incuds; but tlicn hc brcaks nnd hc brcaks. Thnt cough of his ouuiiT to hnve killcd nnybody. Wcll, Nt Inglewood," nnd hcre tbc countcss, lifting mc from the tablc, nnd now idly fanniug hcr chcck wilh inc, and now brcnthing upon mc, nnd smiling ns at hcr brcath I trcmblcd "well.Mr Inglewood, shc snid I supposc wc must all dic." "Thnnk God!" wns thc nnswer. "Rcully, now," nsked hcr ladysbip, still wnving mc to nnd fro in hcr white hnnd, "don't you think this world would bo a niuch prctticr placc if dcntli ncver showcd his wickcd lenturcs in it?" Mr Inglewood gravely shook his hcad, nnd tlicn with a gcntle smilo nsked Ought wc to sny wickcd, madam?" "I can't tcll pirhaps' not; you ns n clcrgyinnn arc bound, you kuow, to have othcr opinions. And yct.addcd hcr lady sbip condescending to glanco with bril- iant nrchncss nt tho reverenil man, "and yct, I dnrc say dcath, though nt tim'cs'Jic may bc thought a tolerablc sort of thing by a curatc, is ngly cnough oh, a pcr- fect fright to a bishop." "I hopc not, madam," nnswcrcd llic privntc cbnplniii of thc countcss. "You hayc no notion, a-skcd hcr lady sbip who will havc thc vacatit mitre? Vc ry good, lr Inglewood, by that look of liumiliiy I can pcrceivo thnt mitrcs mnko no part of your drcatns You are abovc such vnuitics." "In truth, your ladysbip, though I'ni not of worsc stufl'thnn bishops arc sotnc- times mado of " "Certninjy not," intcrriiplcd tho coun lcss quickly; "I don't sec uhy you sliould dcspair. Therc is tho bishop of ; he was only n chaplain, and tuught whnt was it? hic huc to the childrcn. You aro ccrtniuly ns good ns be nnd tlicn you can swirn so wcll! IIow luckily it wns that brought liis lordship's ncphow out of tho Isis! IIow strnnge, now, if somo day it sliould prove thnt you fishcd a niitro from n river!" Thus ppokc hcr Indyship to tho dcpondent pnrsoh in a cold, icy tono of bnntcr, thnt I could sec it mnde tbc man winco as ho list tcncd. "Madam," Inglewood, "I hnvo no such hppoj I will add. no sucli wish. Contcntmcnt " "To bo stiro!" Coti3T.mf.nt is tho prctticst thing in tho world. Oh, it snvcs pcoplo such a,dcal oftrotible. 'Tis 'nn dxcellcnt thing -a bcntitiful invontion for thc lower orders! nnd then it's no casy for thcm to obtuin casy ns their own ba can, tnilk nnd eggs." "Vcry oftcn, Mndam. replicd Ingle wood, with somo cmphasis; nay, lo ofion, quilc ns casy." "But with us, who nre constnntly troublcd with n thoiisnnd tbings, contcnt ment would bc as out of placc as a gip?y in a coutt suit. I think, if cvcr in my lifc 1 was to fcel pcrfectly nnd trtily con- tcnt, I sliould cxpiro on tho instant." "Wc pray ngaiust suddcn dcntli," said Inglewood, solemnly. "Lttd!" crtcd thc coiintcs3, startlcd by her chaplnin's tone "don't nnmc it; I do most heartily. Don't tali: of il I'd forgot you had 3omcthing to say, Mr Inglewood?'' "Will yoif forgtve, mc madam, said tho chnplain, if prcsumiug on my functior, I intcrferc with mattcrs in this hoiiso, an I bave bccn told, not within mydulics?" "Mr Inglewood! cricd the countcss, with some surprisc, throwing mc upnn tho tablc, "pray goon, sir: ns a clcrgyman, nothin?, sir, sliould bc Lclbw your intcr fcrencc that " "That nlTccts tho pcacc of mind tho happincss of a fellow-crcalurc," addcd Inglowood. "Vcry rigbt.sir; vcryright: nsaChris tian ministcr of the Establishcd Churc!1, nothing less sliould be cxpcctcd of you. I hnvo the grcatest opinion of your inor als. Mr Inglowood t! a grcatest. I on ly hopc that thc earl for I c.in pcrccivc, by your mnnncr, that is lordsbip you nro about to spcak " "Indccd, madam I " Thc intcruption was iu vain. Tho countcss, with incrcaslng rapidity of spccch accompanicd with gcstures tliat left nothing for 'the chaplain to do, savo to wait with rcsiguation the silencc of thc talkcr continucd to rcpcat hcr senliments of confidcncc in Ihc judgmcnt, vigilnnco and dcvotion oftlic divinc, togctber with hints and supicions direoled nt the con nubinl loyalty of his lordsbip, townrds whom hcr vanity took thi place of lovc. It was ber instant nnd fixed bclief thnt hcr chnplain tho man of pcace was nbout to vindicate iiis functions by be coming a domostic tcll-talc; that ho waa nbout to provc himsclf hcr fnithful fricnd, by making hcr the "most wretchcd wo man." Af Icngth for cvcn thc tonguo of a vain and jcalous woman will stop (an in viucible proofof tho nnding of all moral tbings) at Icngth thc countcss was silent and, throwing herself back in her chair, with decpcst dcvotion of a domchtic hero ins, was preparcd for thc worst. Shc hnd ahvays felt that she was rcscrved by fato for somnthing drcadful, and tho niomcnt was arrivcd! Thc earl was ficklc, false and selfish man, and she swctt rmrtyr to the marringc-scrvicc shc, alas! wa3" his wifo. "Madam, said Inglowood, somcwiiat abashcd and confoundcd by tho cncrgy of thc countcss, wcrc I basc cnough but no" and tho chaplain staniincrcd, aud his faco for a minutc flushcd "I havc no word to spcak of thc earl r wcrc therc thnt to say of him which your ladysbip's fenrs most groundlcss fears, I um surc would listcn to, it would little suit my place or naturo to uttcr it." "Whnt does thc man mcan?"askcd tho countcss. "Did you not say that you had to spcak of something thnt affeclcd happincss nud pcacc of mind nnd all that?" "True, madain," nnswcrcd Inglewood. "Wcll, then nnd to whoso hnppincss, to whosc pence of mind could you possi bly alludc, if " "Will your ladysbip hcar mc? I will bo vcry bricf, " said thc chaplain, with nn inward tuingc a rising of thc hcait at thc sclfishncss oftlic beauty bcforc him. "Oh, say what you likc I supposc I must hcar you," answered thc countcss, again taking mc from thc tablc? aud pcl tishly waving me nbout hcr. "A person inyour ladysbip's has com mittcd a fault " "Of coursc, said thc countcss such crcaturcs do nothing elsc." "She has provcd not trtbtworthy in tho dufy confidcd to hcr." "I hcar of nothing else.cried the coun tcss, waving mc tnorc violcnt, Lct hcr bo bc lurncd away immcdiatcly." "You will pardon me, madam: shc was nbout lo bo cnst from thc housc east out brokon-hoartcd nnd wilh n blightcd nnine iwhcn I look on mysclf lo stnnd bctwecn bci', nnd, for whnt I kiimv, dcstruction, nnd tb plcnd hcr cnusc beforo you." The countcss lookcd nt thc chaplain impaticntly angrily, and then said, Mr Inglewood, I nm sorry for it. I wish you would confinc yours'clf lo your duties." "And what, rrihy it ple'aso vour lady sbip wliat are they?" nhcd the clcrgy inan, with cnlm vbicc nnd fiyCt in0;, 'I trusl, sir,' you kiiow thcm-lQ nay praycrs, nnd make or road rt, fcrmnn; nn dwered thp cpunlcsY.