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My birth and family.-Danger of being drowned
when a boy, and ludicrous consequences. My love
of music and dancing, and facilities for learning.-
The uses which I made of my acquirements.-
Joined a juvenile set of players.-Remarks on
my Mother's conduct towards me.-A libertine
Brother, and his amendment of life.-My desire
to go to Paris.-Our family jubilee in honour of
parents' wedding.-Solemn leave·taking......................... 13
Set out for Paris.-Ignorant of French language.-
Difficulties in exchanging Belgian for French
money, and of purchasing necessaries.- Arrive at
Valenciennes -Push on to Cambray.-Weary and
foot-sore.-Kindness of the people.-Overtake a
Introduction to my Brother.-His elevated situation.
-Introduction to my Sister in-law. My own
metamorphosis. — Dancing Learning the lan-
guage.-Excursion to Versailles.-Royal wedding.
-Get inside the Palace.-Lose my companions.-
Pass the guards.-Present inside the ball room.—
Fireworks.-Exit from Palace-Meet my friends
Uneasy at not being my own supporter.-Return to
Antwerp.-Commence qualifying myself for active
life.-Hear of a situation.-Apply to Count De Bail-
fused-Finally sent for and engaged.-Set out for
Normandy.-Jack Boots.-Saddle sick.
taken by a Courier to the Danish Ambassador.-
Arrive at Paris.-Travel on to Caen.-A favourite
with my Master.-An imprudent frolic, and acci-
dent. Quarrel with Master's Tutor-Tell my
Master a secret.-Contrive to secure a new Master.
Leave the Count De Baillet's service, and engage
Motive for leaving the Count De Baillet.-Set off for
England. Arrive at Bolougne.-My attention to
the customs of the English there.-Impeded by
snow.- -Arrival at Calais. - Dover.-Reflections
on an English dinner,-Arrive at London.-Lu-
dicrous affair with Mr. Campbell's Tutor -An
English Sunday.-Mr. Campbell, a Military Offi-
cer.- -Accompany him to Chichester.-Further
surprised with English customs. Remove to
Lewes. Singular meeting with a native of Ant
A fishing excursion.-A dilemma.-Um-
brage taken at my familiarity with my Master.-
Notice to leave him.-Resolve to go to London.-
Query as to character.-Obtain several, with
Various situations offered me in London. -Interview
with Sir David Carnegie.-Engage to accompany
his friend, Mr. Mackenzie, on the tour of Europe.
-Preparation for our journey-Reflections on my
history. Proceed from London to Paris. -Inter-
view with my Sister-in-law.-Travel to Dijon -
Mr. Mackenzie's mistrust, with my peremptory
proceeding, and full acquittal On to Marseilles.
-Break down carriage.-Indifferent accommoda-
tion. Journey forward, and dine with the Count
de Buffon. Conversation with the Count.-Gar-
Journey to Marseilles. Antibes.-Meet with travel-
ling companions from England.-Proceed to Nice.
Journey to Rome. Its topographical situation,
monuments, and public places. -—Journey to Naples.
-News from England.-Captain Campbell leaves
us, after attempting in vain to take me along with
him. We proceed to Caprea.-Stromboli —Isle
of Vulcan. Arrive at Palermo Travel through
Sicily.-Ancient grandeur of the country.-Poor
accommodations.-Sail to Malta.-Scale Mount
Feast of St. Rosaline.-Singular customs at Palermo.
Naples - Ascent of Mount Vesuvius.-Eruption.
-Return to Rome Italian names. -Loretto.-
Mantua.-Venice and its carnival.-Parma, Pla-
centia, and Turin.-The Alps.-The Female Valet
Descent from the Alps.-Towns in Switzerland.-
The Netherlands.- Brussels.- Antwerp.-Affec-
tionate Interview with Father and Mother.-Travel
through France.-Embark for England.-Arrive
in London.-Leave Mr. Mackenzie.- Broad-
brimmed Hats.-Introduction to Major Warburton.
His singular scheme to get me into his service.-
My year and half's servitude with the Major.-His
irritable temper.-Our quarrel and final separation.
Follow Mr. M L to London - Difficulty in
finding him there.-The Fortune telling Girl.-
Proceed to the Western Isles.-Condition of the
Islanders. Our errand.-Sailing to tune.-
reception at Raasa.-Barley Bannocks.-My poor
accommodations.-Discontent. -Kindness of Laird's
Daughters.-Serious reflections.-Primitive sim.
plicity of the Inhabitants. -Harvest time-Daily
fare of the Peasantry.―Their contentment and
robust health.-Christmas ceremonies.-Marriage
rel. Results of our quarrel.-The barefoot Valet.
-Excursion to Skye fair.-The Inn without ac-
commodations.-Private hospitality.-Further re-
marks concerning the Islanders.-The infidel Par-
son. Rent paying.-Second sight.-Funeral cere-
Exit from the Hebrides.-Go to Edinburgh.-Engage
with Lord Selkirk.-The engagement cancelled.-
A messenger from Lady Maxwell.-Enter the ser-
vice of the Duchess of Gordon.-Debut at Gordon
Castle.-Dance before His Grace. First interview
with the Duchess.-Accompany Her Grace to
Peterhead.-Making coffee.-My situation agree.
able. Splendour of our London Establishment.-
Visit from Prince of Wales.-Grand Entertain.
ment. Prince of Wales's Birth day.-Myself in-
Magnificent entertainments of the Duchess of Gor-
don.-Prince of Wales, Mrs. Fitzherbert, and the
Duke of Orleans.-Her Grace's apt reply to the
Prince. Administration Dinners.-Amusing Re-
partee. Duke of Bedford.-Duchess of Gordon's
political influence.-Leader of fashions.-Jocu-
Jarity of Mr. Pitt and Lady Charlotte Gordon.-
Anecdotes of Lady Susan Gordon. -My own pro-
gress in life.-Expected visit of the Minister of
Foreign Affairs at Gordon Castle.-Disappoint-
ment and arrival of a King's Messenger.-Pleasant
raillery thereupon.-Newspaper mistakes on State
Marriage and settlement of a fellow-servant.-My
own attempt at settlement for life.-Disappointment.
- Colonel Lennox and Lady Charlotte Gordon.—
The Colonel's disagreement with the Duke of
-Duel between Colonel Lennox and the Duke
of York.-Duel between Colonel Lennox and Mr.
Swift.-Awkward consequences.- Private marriage
of Colonel Lennox and Lady Charlotte, at Gordon
Castle. Curious announcement of the marriage
by the Marquess of Huntley.-Circumstances lead-
ing to my leaving the Duchess's service.-Settle-
Settlement with Wife's Mother at Woodhall.-Resolve
to be a Gentleman.-The way in which I spent
my time.-Letter to old fellow servants at Gordon
Castle.-Duchess reads the letter.-My uneasi-
ness and ennui.-Resolve to enter into business.—
My Wife's dream.-Interpretation thereof.-An
eleven miles race.-.
I arrive in London -Interview with the Duchess.
Meeting with fellow-servants at Gordon Castle.
-Black swine. -My wife becomes town house-
keeper. Cause of final separation from the
Duchess's establishment.-Settlement at Retford.
-Commence the coal trade.-My success.-Cause
of my giving it up after following it seven years.
-Removal to Sheffield.-Open an eating house.
Finally give up all business.-Concluding reflec.