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JUSINESS CARDS.
DalerlnEnjllsh.Frencli, nnd AmerlcnnDryGooua,
W. I. Gonda,anilOrorerlea,
Orockcry,(Ilin ani Ilard Ware.
ElmStrttt,
1UHT.T.IKII A, St.Alll'
dealersin flour, w.i. aoous.taiiocERiES,
i.unn l An i ly I1N II ANH,
FRUITS.CONFECTIONARY.HIIMMERDRINKSAND
REFRESIIMENTS.
CENTRAL STREET, orroalTEWHtTNEY's IIOTEL,
Oeo. .MEI.H8II, Qso, II.8l.ADE.
A. 3IATCII, & CO.
At thc old Sland luhhj occupied by
j. g. Tmnouj
DEAI.ERSINFLOUR W.I.GOODSANnriROCERIES.
CONTi:0TlONARY,BUMMER DRINKS, ANI)
REFRE3IIMENTS, U 0 N S T A .V T I. Y ON IIAN1).
CENTrtAL STKEET. 223
, , AUCUSTUSIIAVK.N,
Wholenate nnil rctailtlealeT ln W. I. OooiIii,Tca,Frulli
Wlnea, A.-c.,iiUo,Stnvca, Fnrnlture, Ac
Ad nnoimouTii HEn of statu btreet,
Montitlier,Vt, 182 ly
W A TCIIMAKCRS A N 1) J E W E 1. 1. E R S,
OPPIHITB WIIITNEY'S llnTEI.. CEXTRA1. STHEET,
lt. II. RAIf.HY"
M inuf.ictrer ofSilver Siiooua anil 3ncctnclea.nnil Dcaler
ln Jcwplty, Cntlery nnd rnncy Oooda
Whnleaale nnil Iletnll, 209
OpppositcXf'hitncy's Jlolcl, Ccntral Street.
HENRY IIATCH.
Onednor.iouth.of Union llall,Elm Strtet,
TIN, COrPER, ANI) BI1EET IKON WOJKEn.
THAIiES II. W1NN,
TAILOIl,
Samc door wlh A". Randall.
INIlCIlAEIi MVF.RS,
T A I L o n.
Ovcr J. C ollamer's Office,
Elm street,
E. V. S.MITII, Tuilor,
OVEIl F. C. ROBBINS' OFFIOE,
Ludlow, Vt. 218
AMOS W. WAItUEX.
DE.VLER IN IIOOTS.SIIOES ANI) LE.VTIIER,
Ul Mnda r Lcathcr tor anle chrnp. AIo, Uools nud
S'ioc of everv desi'rpllinn.
gyPnicCH Thlck lloola. SS.SO-Calf, pegseil.MjncMi
tewcdbuiililur.llrisiilnlliillii'r work in proii (irllnn
(J e i rn i. S r ii E kt. 23 Bly
" ".m. dewe'y,
M.iler ofthe Imprnved Ilnuart Wooden Vnmpa.
ICrTlio ubovc l'umpi nie w.irrunied lodmw n liarrcl n
a minute with easo, uptn a linndrcd I'eet.
rrAM ordor lrom a diatance promptlyiuteniledlo.
UHiidol.li Vt. 221 tf
WIIITNEY'S IIOTEL,
Comcr of Klm and Ccntral strecls,
11 V S. "VV II I T X B V,
BllICK STAGE 1IOUSI3,
I OOTl! S I D E DL ACK HIVEH,
hy
J 0 II N R. S M I T II
LUDLOW, VI. lfil tf
'.. F.I1YDI3,
RR.ICK STAfili II O V S V. ,
rroctorsvllli-i'.Vt. 239 (im
IIENRY T. MARSI1,
MounEANnSinN painter, also nnu.nit ix cittauoEs
and Wrniiii iiF F.vi:nv nK.cRiPTiox.
C E N T R I. S T 11 E E T .
WITT Al SC'OTT.
r:!lnter,anddcalcrsiii(;hr.lrsimil Ciirrln;c.BornllMiids.
CUST1UI. RTREET.
.IO:iIHIA MITUIIEI.L,
O A R R 1 0 E ANI) S I, E 1 0 II - M A K E R,
liion sTnECT. 116
BEORCE FISIIBU, .
tltnufacturtr of, and dealer in caliinet furmture of
erery iletcription.
l'lensatit Street, 218
l)It. II. 11. I'AIiiMKIt.
Omce In thr Ilrlck llloek oppnslte Whitney'a,
CENTRAI HTlir.UT.
s. j. aIjTiKN, nr. n.
piiysiciaa aa'd surgeoa,
Olllco oppnMto Wlillncy'i Hotcl.
VlJIX 11.11.1 M MOXI).
TOMSONIAV HOT.WIU 1'R MJTITION ER,
Ilelwccn llie .MetlioJisl und Episcopal Ul)urclic.
2.ir-tl.
L1VERY STABI.E,
II Y A I. II E R T V A U K E II .
Courl ilrccl,
COLLAMKJl & BAUUETT,
Attorneys nnd Counsollors n t L n v,
Elm Slrcet. 183
JacoiiCollamf.r. Jamhs Rarh r.TT
o. r. ciiANDi.nn,
Attornoy and Co u n s el 1 o r ntLmv,
CmtralStrett, 203
TIIACV & CONVEKSK," '
Attorneys and Coumel lort at Law
OiHcenvcrtlieJlanli.Elni Street,
L. A. niAUSII,
ATTORN HY AND OOUN8CLI.OU AT LAW
Crnlrnl xlrrrt.
HDWIN JITJTCmNSON.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSF.I.I.OR AT LAW,
WOODSTOCK, VT.
' WASiimmx .t MAiisii.
ATTORXErS ff COII i 8 E 1. 1. O H S AT LAW ,
CrOmceln tlierooin t itely nrcnpied ni tlio "Clay Clnb
Newi Hiiiiin,"
P. T.WiunURN,.1aj(iT in Chancery.
C.V M4RSH 23311
Xnv.21,1811
OAl7VljnjKENCH,
AUorney and Countcllor vt Law,
I'ROCTOnsVII.I.K, vt. 251
i. w. mciiAitnsoN.
Jlllorncy and Counscllor al Law,
wi:sTorf, vt. 231.
FUni)ERICK 0. ROBIHNS,
ATTOR NE Y AT L A W :
LUDLOW, vt. 157-l.y
tVARItr.N O. FRENCM. -ATTOHNEY
AT L A AV,
bHARON, VT. 235-ly1
WALKF.lt & SLADE,
Jllloincys and Caiinwllors at Law,
ROYALTONJ'T. 12.1-tf
K.WM.KKR, l.W.IUDI).
TIIOS. HARTI.ETT.Jit.,
AttorneifCounirltorandSnlicitorln Chancery,
at i.Ysnox, vr.
TT VttendttlieSupcrlor Cnurtslnthecountlei' nfOale.
onla, Cex,Orleanr nnd Wnahingtnn. 133-tf
' IIUNTON & JONES,
ATTOHNEYS AND COUNSELLOI13 AT LAW.
Chthct, Vt.
A. I'. HUNTON, 203 P. C. JONEB.
S. R. STRKETr.R.
Jlllorncy and Counscller at Law,
UAHNAnD.VT.
115
J. Q. IIAWKINS,
AUorney and Counscllor at Law.
rEI.CIIVILLE, VT
94
J. F. DEANE,
Altorncy and Counscllor at Law,
CAVENDIBH, VT. 105
JAMES M. fill.SON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
CHELSEA, vt. 2IG-f!m
SAMUELII.PRICE,
. Tnnwi'V INDCOl'MRELI. OR AT LAW,
WIXDSOK.VT. 99-Jy
RinilAUI)SON& NICJIOI.SON,
Altorncy s, and Counsf.llors atLaw
Chester, Wlndaoruminiy, vt.
N Uiciiaiu)son. 80 A. A. Niciiolson.
SF.WA1.I. FUMiAM,
ATTOR.ATEYATLA W,
LUDLOW, VT. 181-ly
II. E. STOircilTON,
ATTOR A II Y AT LA XV.
Chester, Vt. 210
BLODOKTT & WEYMOUTII,
A T T O R A E V S A T L A XV,
HP.TIirt. VT. . nrr
HF.TIir.L. VT. "'.r.
P. C. rii.or.oETT,
I) F Weymihjth.
ITemp wool twine.
ASUrERlon arllrle tn thn conimnn Rmala, lielng
. atrimser and fre0 from Shlvci, for aate ly
May 1915. ' C. I).ANA, IR.
From tlio Lomlon Puncli .
THE STOItY OF
A PEAT H E R.
BY DOUGLAS JERROLD.
CIIAPTER XXI.
I AM AOAIN TAKEN AI1ROAD. T11E WID
0Y LOSES HCIl LOVEU AND MYSEF.
It may !c snpposed tliat iMrs Cramp
wns oflendcd at tlic rulhloss sacrifico of
lier cap ono of tlio fcw tokcns by whicli
shc rcmcmborcd lier deparicd husband;
which, whcnevcr bIic pnsscd tlio looking
glass, convinccd lier tliat shc was a
widow. To say tlio trutli, slie liad a lik-
inff for thc cap; tlicro waa a si"nificant
prcttincss about it tliat pluascd lier uiight
ily. Ilcnce, shc was majcstically indig-
nant wilh lidward. Wo was a orutc a
ruffian ; and thcn, hcr passion putTcring
a swcct diminucndo, ho was finally a Yery
foolisli fullow. Shc would not lake a
glass ofwinc witli liim; shc would not
cvcn touch thc liquid; well, shc would
touch it and no morc. Shc was not llic
foolish wcak woman hc thought hcr; but
if hc was vcry good, shc night go to play
witli liim on I uesday. bliould slio cvcr
sce liis tnothcr, shc would toll hcr what a
scapegrncc son shc had tliat shc would.
And thus witli thc prctticst aficction of
rcmorso ou the part oftho highwaynian,
and witli a coy, wayward pettishncss on
thc sidc of thc widow, who, ncvcr having
bccn woocd by Mr Cramp, promiscd hor
sclf an cnjoymcnt of courtship in all its
dcar distracting varicty, thus, till elevcn
o'clockthcy sat, unsocn Cupids hovciing
about thcm snuffing thc candlcs.
I will pass thc scparation of lovcrs,
which Mr Abram vowcd and licratificd
ihc oath witli a bumpcr of brantly tore
tlio vcry hcart out of liis bosoin. Thcn
hc bursl into thc snatch of an amnrous
dilty, uhilst Mrs CrnniD bcggcd him to
rcmcnibcr thc ncighbors. To this ap-
peal hc madc ansivcrby singing thc Inudor
and vowing if he woro hangcd hc didn't
carc, lic couldn't die at a happicr mn
ment. And thcn Mrs Cramp wondercd
what nonsensc was in thc man's hcad a
bout hanging; and finally, shc and Bccky
coaxcd him to the door, and'hush-hushcd'
liim into thc street.
'Q,uitc a gentlcman, mf'm,'said Bccky
Icft alonc with hcr mistrcss, who sat
silcntly looking ut hcr fingcrs. 'You
didn't scc liis hands, mc'm; ncvcr snw
veal whitcr, me'm; alwaystcli atruc gen
tlcman by his hands, me'm. Can't bc a
London gentlcman, me'm, has a coun
try look. Ila! ihai's tlio placc, me'm, for
niy moncy. I cotild livo among pigs
mc'm; and thcn for poultry, for
brccding goslms, mc'm I may say uith
oul prcsumption, mc'm, I was born for it,
mc'm.'
J5ecky's avowal of hcr lovc for an Ar
cadian lifo convinccd mc tliat thc par-lour-door
was not without a kcy-hole.
Lawks!' cricd Becky, gelting 110 nn-
swcr lrom ncr misircss iicrc s tiiu
feather; I couldn't takc itfor '
Ncvcr mind,' said Mrs Cramp, and
shc took mc from the mantlc-piece; 'ncv
cr miuil; wo'll talk about dycing it anoth
cr time.'
'Wcll, it would havc bccn n pity and
a shamc, mc'm; bcsitlc:!, you won t be m
nasty black a ycar l'm stirc you can't,
mc'm.'
'I'vc stich a headachc, Jlccky,' sighcd
Mrs Cramp. 11! go to bcd.' And thc
widow carrying mc with lier, and sigh-
ing vcry hcavily, crcpt slowly up stairs
to lier bcd-room, followcd by hcr maid,
Laying mc carcfully asidc, she sank into
a chair. Taking out her pockct-hand-kcrchicf,
shc sat mutcly squpczing it bc
twccn hcrpalms, and thcn shc slightly
brushed thc lawn across hcr cycs, and
thcn hcr lips movcd, as wilh somc dolor-
ous soliloquy. At lcngth the widow cricd
'Tliis is loncsomo, Bccky.'
'Might as well be buried alivc, mc'm.
I couldn't slccp hcrc alone, mc'm, for thc
world, mc'm. And, thcn, thcre's that
picturc of mastcr, mc'm,' antl Bccky
glanccd at a datib portrait of thc latc
card-maker hanging ovcr thc chimncy
piccc, 'il's shnmcfully likc him, mc'm
isn't it?'
'Don't talk so, Bccky, you don't know
how you distrcsa mc.'
Shall I turn him to tlio wr.ll, mc'm?'
and Bccky, with tlio word, had inounted
a chair to givc aturn to thc cardmaker.
'By no mcans,' said thc widow; 'what
'harm can tho poor man's picturc do mc?'
'1 don't know, mc'm; but, if I was you
I should think hc was always looking at
mo, mc'm; and, then, thcre's lliatbig sil
Vdr Wntch of his at tho hcrtd of tlio bcd.
Wcll, how you can slecp with that. mc'm
I can't toll. I should think it was his
sperrit, tick, ticklng away all night, and
I shouldn't wink for him.'
'Silly crCaturc!' said Mrs Cramp, with
a vcry faint smile.
'Why do you wind it up, mo'm?'
cried Bccky,
WOODSTOCK. VERMONT, .TUME 19, 1845.
'Habit,, Becky; I always did when thc
poor man was alivo. But it 5 loud to
night, and my hcad is, I think, going to
pieccs. Put tho watch undcr tlio mat
ress, Becky.'
'Ycs, mo'm,' and in n trico thc card
maker's chronomctcr was cramcd away.
'Shall I turn the piolure,too,mc'm?' cried
Bccky.
'I'm afraid you should touch it; 'tis in
such a urctched statc, so worm-eaten.
nnd I dnn't know what rcmind mc that
I Bcnd it away to-morrow to ho rcvivcd.
And JiccKy, as 1 scc, loolisn girl! you
arc a littlo frightcncd, you shall slccp withfl
mo to-night.'
And mistrcss and maid slcpt. Thc
widow, for she told hcr vision whcn shc
awokc, dreampt that she wa3 carricd to
thc Land's-End through thc air, drawn by
a leam of poutcr pigcons; whilst Bccky,
who was also fuvorcd with a vision, dc-
clarcd that sho had halchcd a couplc of
dozcn of goose-cgg3, with twinozlins in
cvcry onc of thcm.
Days passcd on and cvcry day gavc
new briglitncss to thc widow. Shc sang
loudcr, laughcd loudcr, trod hcr chamber
with lighlcr stcp, and would lic and gig
gle in bcd, Becky gigling in conccrt with
hcr mistrcss. Onc morning, tho widow
obscrvcd to her confldcntinl fiicnd, 'Tliis
black, Bccky, is sad hypocrisy.'
'To be stire, me'm, it is; but thcn,
mo'm, wc can't bc rcspcctablc withont
it.1
'And thcn pcoplc staro so, if thcy scc
onc in wccds with a gentlcman, cspccialy
if onc smiles, or '
'A wickcd world, mc'm; think pcoplc
ought to havc thcir spcrrits in mourning
as wcll as their backs. 1 should likc to
know what mourning wns mado for, if it
wasn't to carry it all ofi'.'
'I'll not go out in black to-morrow,'
said thc widow aftcr a puusc'
'Wcll, mc'm I honors you for thc res-
oltition,' cricd Bccky.
'At the samc timc thc ncighbors nocd--
n't know it,' obscrvcd Mrs Cramp.
'Why should thcy, mc'm? Ah, thcm
ncighbors! Thcy'rc thc cuss of onc's
life, mc'm. IIow happy all tho world
might Do, mo'm, ifall thc world hadn't
ncighbors, mc'm.'
'I can wrap a cloak about mc, and
sncak into a coach, Bccky.' said Mrs
Cramp.
'And not a mouse bc the wiser,' said
hcr maid.
Tho morrow camc: thc widow flung a-
sido her black, and burst into colors.
Morc; as an excclling bit bcnuty, shc
took mc. I wns nlaccd in hcr hcad; and
I was dclightcd to find, as shc lnokeil and
lookcd in the glass, thatjsho fully apprc
ciatcd the value of my prescnce. 'A bcau
liful fcathcr, isn't it, Becky?'
'I'll tcll you thc world's trutli, mc'm,'
cricd Becky, ptitting togclhur hcr extcnd
ed palms, and flinging thcm from hcr as
shc spokc 'I'vosccn thc quecn, mo'm,
and shc isn't fit to scu you to bcd, me'm!'
Thus irrcvcrcntly did Becky spcak of hcr
anoinlcd majcsty, Quecn Charlotte, of
rappcc memory.
It was cvcning; a coach was called.
Mrs Cramp, as cautiously as a midnight
cat would cross a guttcr, pul hcr foot in
to thc street, nnd for nn instant looktd
hurricdly about her; thc ncxtmomcnt shc
wns in thc coach. The action was so
rapid, yct I thought I saw two or thrcc
figure3 on tho oppositc sidc of tho way,
watching thc progres3 of iunoccnt Mrs
Cramp.
The coach drovc on. At lcngth it
stoppcd at thc corncr ofa street. 'All's
right,' said a voicc to thc coachman, nnd
imniediatcly thc door was opcncd, and
'Edward' was seatcd bcsidc Mrs Cramp.
'Myangcl' hc cricd, 'why wouldn't you
let me lake you up!'
'Thc ncighbors, Edward thc ncigh
bors,' said thc widow.
'Thc fcllow knows whcrc to drivc to?'
askcd thc highwayman.
'I've told him he can't mistakc,' said
Mrs Cramp. The coach rollcd on.
' Tliis surely can't bc tho way,' cricd
thc thicf.
'Ho can't bc wrong I wns so particu
lar, Edward,' replicd thc widow. 'I hopo
uo shall bc in timo for tho beginning.'
'Oh, I scc; all right,' said Abram,
gladcing through thc window. At this
inomcnt the coach stopt. 'This isn't Dru
ry Lanc,1 cried the' highwaynian.
'No,' said a man, who prcscnted him
selfat thc coach door, ond ihom I in
stantly rccognizcd as Hardmouth, the
police-ofliccr 'No, but it's BoW.strccl.'
Instantancously tlio highwayman turncd
and grasping thc widow's hand, nnd look
ing likc ademon in hcr face, Ilo askcd
'Did you do lliis?'
'What, what?' cricd thc widow.
'Nothing, nothing, my dcar,' said A
hrnm, assurcd by thc woman's look of
innoconcc, 'Ncvcr mind, '(will all be
right. Hnrdmoulb, takc carc oftho lady,'
cricd tho highwayman, jumping nimbly
out ofthe coach, and immcdiatcly disap-
penring nmidst a crowd of constables.
Edward, Edivard!' cxclaimcd tho wid-
ow.
'IIc's in a bit of troublc, mum.'said onc
ofthe oflicors.
'Iroublc!' cried thc widoiv, and with
thc word she stood on thcptvcment.
Ilighway robhery, mum,' said the
samc functionary.
1 1 .t, . . . . .
n muuerr cxclaimcd tlio woman,
fainting in thc arms ofthe constable, who
carried hcr into tho office.
'It can't bc his wifc, Tim,' said a man,
aa ho brought water to restorc thc sufl'cr
cr. Oncof'em, perhaps,' was the answer.
In a few mintites tho poor soul becamc
conscious of all about hcr. Slie was told
that Clickly Abram hcr Edward was
a known higbwaymnn that a poor girl
was in Newgitc upon his account a
girl eacrificed to his safcty. A watch hc
had stolcu upon tlic highway from a sai
lor had bccn found in hcr bcd; what was
that to hi'n! Ilo'd hang twcnty womcn,
and laugh at 'cm aftcrwards.
Such wcrc thc acts, such tho charac
tcr, in brief, of tlic prisoncr. Thc widow
ofcoursc, would not 'beliovo a word of
the scandal. Shc insisted upon secing
hcrEdward; and, careless of all besidc,
shc bcggcd, cntrfiatod, that thc oflicors
would conduct her into the oflicc. Thc
officcrs, subducd by an influcnco which
thc widow had in her pockct, grantcd hcr
rcqucst. Shc rushcd fonvard to seck hcr
Edward. In hcr agilalion, I fcll from
her hcad, and for somc minutcs lay in tho
passagc. And thcn, a rough, coarsc
looking man took moup, and twirling mc
ovcr and ovcr, and gruniing a sort of
approbation of my bcauly, put mc undcr
his waibtcoat.
CIIAPTCIl XXII.
I A.M TAKEN TO NEWOATE. THE TUKNKEY
AND II IS V IIT..
I soon discovered that my new onner
was a tenant ol Ncwgalc. Official busi
ness ofssmn kind had, for n titne, drawn
him from his homc to the police-office. 1
cannot clcnrly tcll thc purpnsc of his er
rand; but l believc it was to spcak to new
evidencc which had cotno outagainst somc
tliief committt.d fnr trial; and that duty
fulfilled, my possessor lnd noiight to do
but straightway seek his home in the Old
Bailey. Ncverthcless, he lingcrcd about
the office, whiling away tho plcasant min
utcs in scssional discoursc, with old ac
quaintnnccs. 'Hanging must hc the cnd
of this?' said hc to an emissary of justice.
'Click can't gct offthis time?'
'Lord loe you, 110, Mistcr Trap!y,'was
the answer. 'IIc may gct measured for
his coffin thc first minute he has to spare.'
'IIc's a finc fellow, and won't disgrace
Tyburn,' said my new mastcr. 'Ila!
Tom it's a pity for the timc folks haveto
livc, that thcy can't 'scriininato as to what
bclougsto 'cm, and what don't.'
'I know it's all right and nroper to
say so: but if thcy did, what would becomc
ortis?'
'That's truc, too. Well, it takcs all
sorts to makc a world;' and wilh this worn
adagc, my new possessor prcparcd himself
todepart, when Clickly Abram was brought
into the hall, in the custody of a couplc of
officcrs, poor Mrs Cramp, with strcaming
cjts and ashy face, following him; and de
claring, betwccn her sobs, that 'thcy
should ncvcr tcar him from her.'
'Tcll you what it is, mum,' said Trap
ly, gently laking tlic woman aside. Tm
turnkcy iu Nowgate; and if you likc to
coinc thore, you may bc as happy ns the
daj is long with him.'
'llcaven bless you!' cricd thc widow.
Nor did the excess ot her grattitutle makc
her forgelful ofthe stirer mcans of touch
ing Mr Traply's sympathy.
'I can havc a coach?' said thc highway
man, looking about him with rcgal dignity.
'To be stire you can, captain,' cricd
Traply, 'and morc ihan that, I'll ridc with
you.'
Thc coach was specdily procured, nnd
Mr Abram as quickly invitcd to cnter it.
'Wc shall bo happy 'yet,' cried Mrs
Cramp, throwing herself into thc highway
man's arms.
'Wo ccrtainly shall cricd the widow a
sccond timo, again and again embrac
ing thc highwayman.
'Asturtlcs, my darling,' said Abram;
and thcn, iu a loWer voice, 'don't forget
thc moncy.'
Mrs Cramp answered hystcrically 'Sho
would dio first;' and thcn ngain cmbracing
the thicf, sho wns at lcnjth scpnrated from
him, fainting in thc armsof nn officer.
'All right. Ncwgate!' ciicd a linkman
with .1 laUgh, having just picked up a shil
ling thrown to him by tho culprit, as thc
coach was about to drivb away.
'It's notso bad, 1 hope, sir?' said Trap
ly, who had seatcd himself bcsido Abram.
'A bagalclle,' nnswcrcd thc thcif.
I thought so,' cricd thc turnkcy; 'and
that's not capital.'
Ilapidly thc momcnts passcd and wc
stoppcd at Newyate. 1 shall nevcr forgct
that dcad halt. Erc thc prison door was
opcned it seemed to mc a pausc betwecn
life and dcath and then what a terrible
transition! Now, and thc man, albeit a
prisoner, had out-door life about him; saw
the worhlly working of men; bdw freo fa
ces; beheld the passers-by carrying on the
business of life; some wcrc going to ihoir
homcs; some, as perhaps tho prisoner fash
lohed to himself, going to mcrry incclings.
And yet he hc was as unthouht of as
unacknowledgcd, as tliough hc had never
becn. Slill he felt himself a part of it.
he saw its people, and he was ol thcm; an
othcr instant the prison door had closcd
npon him, and the outward world was to
him a dream! Betwccn this and that sidc
of a prison thrcshold, may thcrc not be
gray hairs?
My possessor, Mr Traply, was a piivil
eged man in Newgatc; and, therelorc, as
othcrs might say hc was pcrmitted to havc
his greatest comfort about him, Mrs Trap
ly, was pcrmitted if shc could to turn a
gaol to Paradisc by her prescnce. I fear,
howcvcr, that the opporlunily was rarely
improved by thc good woman, whosc first
principle was totcach hcr husband thc vir
tuc of humility, by constautly showiug to
her matc how very much shc was above him.
It was latc when I arrivcd at Newgate
very latc. Mr Traply, doubtlcssto cheat
the misauthropy of prison life, had human
ized himself with an extra allowancc of li
quor. Tliat good intcntion was by 110
mcans applauded by thc partuerof his fate.
'Ilerc you are again, likc a beast, Mr
Traply,' cricd thc wifc lrom betwcen the
hcd-clothcs, as tho turnkcy cntercd hi;dcn
ofa bedronm. 'Well! if my father thc law-
yer, nad ever tliouglit l sliould comc to
this!'
'Whcrc could hc think you would comc
to, whcn he brought you up. ATrs Trap
ly, ch? Wherc, ma'am, but to Ncwgate?'
asked the bacchanal and brutal husband.
'You're avillain!' cried Mrs Tnply.
'That's my affiir, Charlotte,' said the
turnkcy. 'Ncverthcless, my pct iamb, look
hcrc'
'Don't Lamb mc1 Ila! 1 wish my dcar
fathcr was only hcrc'
Moreshame for you; if he was, he'd be
hansed, you know, for cominghack afore
his time. Now, look here, Charlotte.'
'I won't look at nothing,' cried Mrs
Traply, and thcn added, 'What is it?'
Mr Traply approached the bcd-side,and
with a candlc in onc hand, and mc in the
othcr, prcscnied myself to thc sparkling
cycs of his placablo wife.
'What a bcautilul feather, Mikc! Where
did you gct it?' cried Mrs Traply.
'Get it? I'm always a buying somelhing
for you,' said thc turnkcy.
'It is a dear! But whal's feathers in
Nowgatc? sighcd the wifc.
'Wcll, well, wc shan't always bo hcre,
Charlotte. What's the ncws? Anv thinir
happencd since I wcnt oul?'
Mrs Traply taking me in her hand, and
carefully cxamining me by tlic candlc,
whilst her husband prepared himself for
bcd, began in a changed voice, tn nnrratc
the evcnts passiug in her busband's ab-
sencc. For once, I felt I had bcen apeacc
maker bctween man and wife; for thr-. latc
complaining, shrcwUh Mrs Traply spoke
in accenls of connubial swceluess; ' That
gcnllcman has bcen hcre again.'
'What, Mr Curhvcll!' cricd Traply.
'Wcll.'
'It scems, as thcy say in Books, quito ti
passion with the man. But hc says hc'll
givo anylhmg if wc can only tell him how
to get tho girl oll.'
'And whatsa;s Patty?' askcd thc turn
key, by this timo in bed.
At thc word I trcmbled; for I kncw thcy
spokc ofthe helpless, innocent croature,
thcn wilh shamc and miscry upon her, a
captive iu Ncwgate.
'She says shc doesu't want him to mcd
dlc or makc wilh the business,' answcrcd
the turnkcy's wifc.
'What, thcn, shc doesn't bticklc'to him
yct?' asked Traply.
'Sho qtiite shivers and turrls white whcn
you talk of him. And for all I had hcr
np hcrc totca to-night, and tried to talk
rcasoii to her, she said she'd ratlicr dic
thiin shc'd havc him.'
'Wcll, then, shc must die,' said Traply.
'Ln, Mikc!' cried thc woman, 'you
don't mcau it?-'
'That is, you scc, wc must makc hcr
bcliove that Mr Curhvcll can gct evi
dencc enough about her right or wrong,
no malter to hang hcr, if shc won't havc
him.'
'Well, doyou Know, Miko, I think
slio'd dio first,' said Mrs Traply.
'You're a fool, wife,' nnsuercd thc
turnkcy, 'and know nothing of nntur'.
All that wc havc to do is to kccp from
hcr tho ncws that Click Abram's takcn.'
'And is hc taken?' askcd Mrs. Traply.
Wholu Niimbcr 200.
'Is ho takcn? Whencvcr I go out of
Newgate, I don't go fof nothing; I think
I always hrlng my bird homo with mc
Ycs, wc havc him. 'It's n comfort to
think wo havo him slecping ns swcct ns
any babby under the samo roofwith us.'
Tho capturo ofthe highwayman was plain
ly too high tin nchiovcmnnt for Traply
not to put in somc claim to it. 'No'a
stirc to be hangcd,' Baid the turnkcy,
ynwning.
'You don't say sor' cried thc turnkcy's'
wife, slightly yawning too. 'Wcll, for
my part, Mikc aflcr all, you're not so
bad that is n prctly feather you'vo
boilght mc for my part, I don't think
no, I wouldn't hang nobody.'
'You wouldn't hang nobody! You're
a fool, wife, and don't know what morals
is,' cricd Traply.
'Well, and now you've brought mc
that feather, what's tho useofitJ' askcd
Mrs Traply, with a qulck jump from
dcath to adornment. 'Fcalhcrs is of no
usc in Ncwgate, Mikc'
'You don't think I'm always a-going to
bury myself as a turnkey, do you?' askcd
Traply.
'I should think not,' said his spousc.i-J
'Supposc, now, thc govcrnor sliould dia
'And what then?' askcd Traply.
'Why, you might gct his placc. I say
you might gct his placc For you can't
think what civil thiugs Alderman Ruby
says of you. Thcn, if you was govcrnor,
I supposc I should drcss a little difTerent
to what I do now?'
'Well?' cricd Traply, in a half-snoro.
'And ihcn, I suppose, wc sliould scc
nud be sccn?'
'Well?' said the turnkey, in a fainter
voicc
And thcn, I supposc, wo should go and
dinc with thc lord roayor?'
'Humpb!' grunlcd Traply.
'And, I supposc, if wc was to ask him,
thc lord mayor would come und dino with
us?'
Thc turnkcy was aslcep.
'I say, Mike,' and Mrs Traply plied
hcr clbow in her husband's sidc 'I say,
suppose tho lord Mayor Mike! you
don't hcar what I saj? I say suppose'
Traply snored dccply most profound-
Mrs Traply having fallcn into a wak--ing
dream of ambition would not dismiss
it. Sho, thcreforc, again movcd her
connubial clbow: 'I say, Traply my
dcar Traply! I say, supposc '
'Thc turnkcy jumped up in the bcd,
cxclaiming, with most savag'e cmphasis
'Mrs Traply, I Imve to go to Tyburn to
morrow morning; and supposc you go to
slccp, that you may gct up timc cnnugh
to mcnd them holcs in my stockings?'
CIIAPTER XXIII.
1 ME1VF l'ATTY OUTI.ER IN NEWGATE. TIIB
turxkey's v.-ire ri.EADS rdu curl-
WEI.L.
At thc timc thc good old timc I was
in Ncwgate, thcrc was a fincr spirit of
cordiality bctHcen thc kccpcrs and tho
kcpt than at tho prcscnt oay, lessens thc
gloom of that grcat, yct noccssary, ovil.
Thc departing spirit ofromancc lingcrcd
about it. Finc lr.dics throngcd the lobby
to roll their liquid cycs upon thc gentle
highwiyman; and houscbreakers, though
barred from libcrty, were slill treatcd
likc pcrsons of distiuction, indulgcncc bc
ing cvcr vendiblc for rcady moncy. In
those days, Bacchus and Vcnus wcro de
uicd bv tho giim turukoy: but rcceivcd
with n frank courtcsy duc to their largo
influtncc on tlic livcs of morlals. Honcc,
Ncwgalc was not thc stony tcrror of our
tiine, C'crtcs, it was not so clean; but
then, in all the rcal cnjoyments of life,
how much much, moro comlortablc!
Soap is bat a poor commodity, cxchangod
against that agrccablo liccnso which
soficns captivity. True, thcrc was then
tho gaol-fcvor, that somctimcs lesscned
thc fvos of thc hangman; but thcn thcro
was pcrmitted ingressto all bla'ck-bottlcs,
with no inbuisitoriul nosc ol a turnkeyi
snuffing their contcnts. Evcu then ro
ulancc gildcd thc prison fiags, and east n
bloom, a lusiurc 011 tho footpad and tho
burglnr! Thcn wcrc thcrc popping of
corks and rustling of lutcstring1! And
now is Ncwgate a hard, dull, dumpish rc
ality; dull as a' play-housc As if too itl
mockory oftho glad past, tho gyvcs of
Jack Sheppard hang, inobly idlc, in New
gate lobby. Tho imngination may yct
playnronild thcm; bdl, nlas! thcy nro
but as a satirc aild rcproach to the poor,
wcak anklcs to thc degc neratc burglar of
ofoiirtimc:totheliving felon of prcsent
Newgate, as thc Elgin Marblos to
hc dwitrfit that gazo ontiptoo under
thcm.
That Mrs Traply should board ttnd
bcd with hcr husband in Newgato, Wns a
part ot tho indulgcncc votichshfed in the
old bcncvolcnt day: turnkcys nro not now
sd blcssed. Hcnco, I owcd my introduc
tion to tho gaol, and my carly mceting

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