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OF A NAMELESS TRAVELLER.

CHAP. V.

I knelt beside her flower-strewn bier, and calld her long GLIMPSES INTO THE BIOGRAPHY

and loud, Then, in an agony of soul, I tore away the shroud, And clasp'd her pale cold hand in mine-Oh, from her

home above, I know she looks upon her child with all a Mother's love. Sudden suspension of a love scene-Solitary ramble—The tra.

veller encounters some American gens d'armes and carries off Time brought relief. Yet often now past hours will

a real Spaniard on his back--He silently resumes his travels arise,

wrapped in a circuitous reflection. Stage coach companions-Like pale autumnal stars along sad recollection's skies; Description of “ A Night Scene" not to be found in any gallery Then each unholy thought retires, and leaves the bosom's of paintings extant. shrine,

It is with difficulty I restrain myself from perpetratFor that pure flame to burn before with lustre all divine.

ing a little philosophy at the opening of a chapter : I Perchance I may be worthy thought to go to that blest only do so in this instance in consideration of the very sphere,

deep interest the reader must feel in my extrication Where loved ones meet again with those they prized so from the trying situation in which he left me at the fondly here;

close of the last Then, mother, may those broken ties united be above Miss Araminta Standup (or Standhope, or whatsoAnd I, sweet Mother, shall enjoy eternally thy love! ever be the orthography of her surname) lay but a few

seconds in “ love's entwining arms,” when a bustle in the adjoining passage caused her the deepest emotion. She started from me--the vermillion of her blushes gave

place to the lily—the lily to the violet-and then nature THE BRIDE.

resumed her calm sway. The violet receded (except

from a small part of her nose) and then came the lily The subject of the following lines was a lovely girl," the only again to her cheeks. It was not the common white child of her mother, and she was a widow.” The young lady lily, nor any other product of free trade. It was the died eight and forty hours before the day fixed for her marriage, gorgeous lily superbum of our native marshes-far supeand, on her wedding day, was buried in her bridal dress.

rior to the sickly fleur de lis of the Bourbons. Sleep, my fair child! Thy mother's cradle hymn "Take this pledge,” she said quickly, almost choked Was ne'er so sweet as the seraphic song,

with agitation. “It is nothing to what my love will That fills, with dreams of endless bliss, the slumber, bring thee bereafter-say at midnight. “Go, youth beOf her who dies in maiden innocence.

loved," "she continued, thrusting a small morocco casket Sleep! thy fond mother's breast was ne'er so soft, into my hands, and myself out of a back door—" but As is the bed where now thy spirit floats

remember!—at twelve to-night--opposite the Cradled on clouds, and wafted to the sky:

church, 'meet me by moonlight alone.'" Never so tenderly thy mother's arms

I had no opportunity to utter a word. The voice of Folded thine infant form, while she inhaled

my charmer (which was at least "the voice of song," Thy balmy breath, as He, whose kiss of love

if not of “music's self,”) was suddenly hushed as the Drank thy last sigh, and, in the long embrace door slammed in my face. I found myself on a little Of bliss eternal and ineffable,

piazza, in a back yard, opening by a gate, which was Now clasps thee.

ajar, into a blind alley. All this I saw at a first glance. Bride of Christ! how well thy brow A second revealed to me a singular fixture-on the The nuptial chaplet graces! How the robe,

door through which I had just been so lovingly galThat shrouds thy beauteous form, befits the day lanted. This was a small iron hook, which, supposing That gives thee to the arms of Him, whose love, that so curious a mode of fastening the door upon the Stronger than death, shall snatch thee from the grave. outside, was of course intended for some purpose, I im

Sweet spirit! from thy high abode of bliss, mediately placed in a corresponding staple in the doorDost thou look down to chide the selfish tears

post, by way of practical experiment. I then put the Streaming from eyes that should be bright with joy? casket into a pocket of my inexpressibles, and was Forgive us, dear! thy mother's heart must yearn about to make a peregrination of the city, when a For lost delights. And he-thy chosen one,

backless chair, used pro tempore as a wash stand, over Shall he not mourn the wreck of all his hopes; which I came near stumbling, induced me to change my Nor give one tear, 10 see the cup of bliss

determination. Removing the wash basin, I mounted Dashed from his thirsty lip, shivered in fragments, the stand and looked through a fanlight over the door. And the nectared draught wastefully lavished Why did I do so? Will the shock my feelings reOn the insatiate and thankless grave ?

ceived-my intense feeling for Araminta at that horrid We know thou hearest us. We know thine ear moment-ever wear off ? Drinks in our silent thoughts; we know thine eye Two foreign looking wretches, with swords by their Looks tenderly upon us. But we see not

sides (you meet them at every corner in the metropolis Thy seraph form, nor hear the soothing voice, of the south west), had entered the apartment, and in Which, to our desolate hearts, would speak of joys their outlandish lingo, only the oaths of which were That wait us in that far bright world, where thou pure English, were unblushingly accusing my beloved Hast gone before us.

of conduct of which it were impossible-utterly imposSweet daughter! Let us weep!

sible to believe any lady guilty. One of these scoun.

drels ripped open the bed with a jack-knife (I believe opportunity offered, and I distinctly recollected that in they never use their swords) and strewed its knotted all cases where the heroes, however innocent, got into contents over the floor, while the other ransacked every the clutches of the law, the very strongest proof of hole and corner of the room. Poor Araminta stood in guilt was instantly brought against them, by mistake. a sort of stupor "speechless agony,” I believe, is the They, however, are always discovered to be innocent most approved term—but when they next turned to in time, to save their necks and patch up their reputawards her and threatened to search her person for some tion--no easy task for me to undertake-and, indeed, jewels (which I had satisfactory private reasons for be- their escapes are almost invariably effected by the deathlieving she did not possess), I thought she would have bed confession of some criminal, whose conscience besunk to the earth, like a true heroine of romance, as gan to disgorge the iniquities with which it had become she was, "overcome with the variety of her emotions." surfeited, in the very nick of time. In fact, there was I was, however, mistaken; the fortitude of the sex in some such thing in my own novel, and although that trying occasions is wonderful, and hers seemed to rise production was true to nature throughout, yet, upon with the emergency. In the height of her virtuous de- the whole, I hardly thought it advisable to trust imfiance, she actually threw off one article of her clothing plicitly to such a contingency in my own case : an auarter another, bidding the scoundrels search them, until thor being a person entirely separate and distinct from but a single garment remained to shield her delicacy his hero, though most people confound them. from- Indeed, her situation may be more easily In the present instance, I could not for the life of me imagined than described.”

think who was concerned that would probably confess I must say I had by this time become very much and be imprisoned or die for me. Othello says, he excited, and what added to the intensity of my feelings,"loved not wisely but too well”—and hence his diffiwas to see the low bred rascals coolly pick up the vest- culties. As I loved none too well--for it will be recolments so indignantly hurled at their feet, and cut open lected that at this juncture I was nettled at Araminta's the hems and seams, without appearing in the least last remark-it is probable I loved wisely. Such, at struck with the unmatchable charms which their hurried any rate, was my hasty conclusion; and with a lightand agitated rejection by their owner had partially ened mind, I emerged from the blind alley, and turning exposed. “I should like to know,” said I, mentally, every corner I came to (a curious way I have), was “how much farther this foolery is to proceed, and soon lost in the mazes of that strange city into which screwing my courage to the sticking point, I was just my destiny had so singularly cast me. about to "enter in a rage,” when one of the fellows But I was scarcely lost ere I came very near being happening to espy me, gave a yell, which had the found, and for that matter picked up. I believe I had most curious and indescribable effect imaginable upon turned too many comers; for just as I had arrived at my nerves. Possibly this would not have deterred me, a street which I had determined to cross, I saw those had it not been for the fact, that his savage ejaculation, sworded wretches whom I had left in Araminta's chamand the accompanying jumps which he made for the ber coming directly towards me, though, as I thought, door, caused his companion and Aramiota to look at endeavoring to avoid being observed by me. me; when a very unkind remark extorted by the dis Fortunately for the peace of the city there were incovery from the latter, which impugned my wisdom in tervening objects, or I might have come into direct cona brief, off-hand sort of manner, (and unless I very tact with those fellows, and it is scarcely necessary to much mistake, contained the slightest touch of profa- repeat that my feelings toward them were somewhat nity, although the whole speech consisted of only three inimical. Some person's funeral was coming up the or four words,) temporarily diverted my anger at the cross street at the moment, and along side of it a dray, indignity she had suffered, aurinst herself. Stung with At right angles with it, and along my path, came a this, I sprang from my position, over the steps into the huge umbrella, under, or rather behind, which was an yard, forgetting to unhook the door, wildly clasped my unfortunate little urchin-the factotum of a merchant temples, dashed through the gateway and rushed adown tailor-carrying home some fashionable gentleman's the aforesaid blind alley with "headlong precipitation.” | new circular cloak; himself, and his burthen dragged Coleridge says truly,

along by his unmanageable parachute, which was flying

full before the stormy breeze.
"To be wroth with one we love,
Doth work like madness on the brain.”

By this time one of the swordsmen was at the oppo

site corner, and his companion was "streaking it down It is very likely I may be censured for this course, the street to semi-circumnavigate, as it were, the funebut upon mature reflection I do not think I ought to be. ral train, and probably with some malicious ultimate It is true, that toward the close of the scene above des object. At that instant, the juvenile snip was blown cribed, Araminta had bestowed some pretty severe epi- up against the dray and completely capsized, parachute, thets upon the officers, and with great spirit; but for Spanish cloak and all. My impression is, the child was all that I was by no means certain whether she would badly hurt, but as three or four humane persons immefight; and for me to engage, armed with nothing but diately surrounded him, who were no doubt more pro“mine honesty," against two swordsmen, must cer- ficient in the healing art than I was at that time, though tainly appear in the estimation of all reasonable men I have studied physic since, I did not feel specially a proof rather of quixotic fool-hardiness, than of true called upon to do any thing except to extricate the courage. But another consideration struck me at the cloak from the disaster. This, in the confusion of the time, which had its effect in determining me. I was, moment, and being suddenly beset with my old infirit is true, incited by my education (reading romances) mity, absence of mind, I threw around me, and at the to put my life or liberty in jeopardy whenever and same instant took the arm and part of the umbrella of

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a solitary gentleman who walked next the mourners in streets were "alive with groups of gay pedestriang" the passing procession, and who I have no doubt was and the windows of the various shops, splendid with an intimate acquaintance of the bereaved family. I the effect of gas, and gorgeous with their display of have never decidedly regretted this step, as from subse- rich goods, "gave the whole scene an air of fairy enquent circumstances I was satisfied that the deceased chantment." Those of the jewellers particularly inwas a highly respectable person.

terested me, insomuch that I stepped into several, and Upon our arrival at the church, the procession passed examined various articles. The exorbitant prices of into the centre aisle; but thinking I should have a bet- these, however, were, as my much respected ci-devant ter view from the gallery, I ascended the stairs. Strange employer, Mr. Boundincalf, used to say, "above my as it may appear, I sat there but a few moments, in a mark.” On my remarking upon their high rate in proinconspicuous situation, when I distinctly saw the two portion to the same articles in the north, the vendors swordsmen enter and seat themselves in different pews, gave me such an account of their tremendous expenses, though, it is true, at a respectful distance from the that I had good cause, considering the “consuption of company. As I was well satisfied that these sworded purse" which then seriously affected me, lo felicitate wretches took no real interest in the service, their hy myself upon my resolution to seek a colder, though pocrisy so disgusted me that I could not bear the sight; "more genial clime.” The circumstance, however, and leaving my seat (observing such silence as not to operated so powerfully upon my propensity to study disturb the congregation), I retreated, in remarkably human nature practically, that in very mischief, I tried high displeasure, to that part of the steeple usually the converse of the proposition, by ascertaining how called the belfry. Whether this name be correct or much the same men would be willing to give (supposnot, the place was such to me, both in the more ancient ing for a moment I would sell) for the jewels of my and the modern acceptation.

Araminta. The manner in which they, in this case, From this elevated situation, a small circular window changed their tune, and harangued upon the low rate at gave me so commanding a view of the city, that I in which "those sort of things” were at present furnished, stantly forgot every thing beside. When I recollected convinced me that to dispose of them was not for the myself, I found the shades of evening fast settling interest of my principal, and moreover gave a general around me-the church was deserted and dark, and the result sufficiently indicative of human frailty. I am doors locked. I positively felt quite gloomy.

not malicious: let us draw a veil over it. In the course of the afternoon I had been much I love a precise punctuality. I hate to be beforehand amused with the various specimens of human nature with an appointment, as much as being too late; and who had visited a coach office opposite the church, after the shops were shut, I found much difficulty in and reflecting upon the various destinations of the ap- amusing myself until the hour set for the starting of plicants for seats, their probably widely different mo- the coach. I was much tempted to visit one of the theatives for travelling, etc. I became so much enlisted in tres, at the door of which I stood ruminating a few mithe spirit of "our locomotive countrymen,” that I re- nutes; and had any gentleman been polite enough to solved forthwith to resume my own travels.

tender me his check, a theatrical critique (a thing at I do not recollect precisely how I got out of the which I consider myself pretty good,) might have wound church. Suffice it to say, it was with some difficulty, up this chapter; but the poet is right: though not with so much as attended my egress from

“Destiny preserves its due relations." the yard in front of it. In the latter, I was fully convinced that a Spanish cloak, although a very rich and I really had not a cent in my pocket. graceful article of apparel, is not the proper costume for At length "the wee short hour ayont the twal" arthose who have much to do in the way of surmounting rived. The empty coach was at the door of the office, such difficulties of life as involve climbing iron railings and so was I: the passengers (including the lady in at night. Indeed, I tore the one I wore so badly, that black), the sleepy agent and the coachman were inside I really could not think of returning it in that plight to of it (the office), jabbering about “the gentlemen's its owner-an idea that had previously fitted confusedly trunks,” the "widder lady's bandbox,” the way-bill, through my imagination.

the mail, “and so on,” by the light of a flaring candle. In pursuance of my new-formed resolution, I pro- I have an unconquerable antipathy to this sort of vulceeded to make the requisite inquiries at the coach of gar bustle, and the door of the coach being open, I fice, when, finding that the first conveyance going the stepped into it, and unobtrusively ensconced myself in way I wished would not start until one o'clock next a corner of the back seat. After some further parley, morning, I resolved to ramble about and view the city the "widder lady,” as the agent called her, was handed by gas-light, by way of employing the interim. As I in, and took her seat beside me. The remaining pasleft the office, I passed a very respectable looking lady sengers--a big man and a little one-followed, each in deep black, who was just entering, and I thought taking a seat to himself, the door slammed, coachee examined me minutely, though I could not be certain, mounted the box, cracked his whip, and we were off in for she wore a long crape veil. Loitering a moment, 1 a jiffy. found she was in search of a seat in the same coach The two male passengers had each his peculiar snore. about which I had myself been inquiring. Being now As is often the case, the smaller man was by far the satisfied that part of the company at least would be most noisy, asleep as well as awake; nor was it long respectable, I made up my mind fully to go with it, ere both were "going it in full chorus.” At this time I though I did not think it worth while to engage a seat ventured to make a common-place remark or two to the until my return from my proposed stroll.

lady; but, exhibiting a dignified reserve, she disregarded The weather had by this time become clear—the me. I was extremely mortified, but I was no less fa

From scenes of strife the statesman comes;

tigued; and finding nothing to keep me awake, I fol.

SULLY: lowed the example of my male companions. In a short time I awoke uncomfortably cold. My cloak had in

A TALE OF THE BLUE RIDGE. some way or other got awry, leaving me exposed to the fresh night breeze, which was rather too familiarly

LETTER VI. searching me to the heart. I shivered, again wrapped my spaniard about me, and once more essayed to imi

For what?-To look on rural sights; tate the gentlemen in front, who were still uninterrupt On boats and nets and fishing hooks; edly playing their bag-pipes. Judge of my surprise On deer and fawn; on sheep and crook; when, at this juncture, the lady laid her fair fingers On mountain tops and Blue Ridge glens ; lightly, but impressively, upon my arm !

But not on Gertrude's charms.--Note Book. “ You were an hour too late, dearest," said she, in a He was a member of the Amphyctionic Council, and, like a whisper ; “but it was admirably managed neverthe-king, he opened the door of the Union, going in and out to see

after the terms of the compact.--Note Book. less-was it not love ?"

“Admirably managed, madam!” said I, in astonish Were not Blackstone and Mansfield wedded to the Muses ? ment, “pray what ?

But people are in earnest when they sue out a divorce.

Nole Book. "Our elopement." “Elopement! Ah, this absence of mind will be the

MANNSFIELD, September 25th. ruin of me yet. Really, Araminta, for I now recognize

My Dear L.-I have been several days at this seat. your dear voice, I owe you an apology. I should have Phil Parker sent me here by the news, that John Ranreturned your casket at twelve”—and I was about to dolph, Esq. had come to this house on a visit. He was feel in my pocket for it when she considerately saved on his way to spend a week with Judge T. By the me that trouble.

way, Judge T. is a man whose demeanor is very ele. I have it, love,” she said sweetly. “Knowing the gant. There is a chasteness about his manners that we danger of stage coach travelling, and fearing you might have rarely observed in any other person. His prebe robbed while you slept, I extracted it. By the way, judices, however, are considerably strong; and it is a more ami, you have raised in the world since this morn-task to win his confidence; but when won, his attaching. That is a very splendid cloak.”

ment is immoveable. He is a man of genuine modesty; This singular insinuation demanded immediate reply. and for this reason has rather declined than hunted It was due to my feelings as a gentleman, which it is after preferment. He ought, indeed, to be on the bench unkind in any lady to wound merely for the sake of a of our Supreme Court, and, perhaps, at no distant day, pun, but at that moment the coach plunged into a deep he may experience that promotion. He is exceedingly rut-the big gentleman's hat was crunched into a jelly, sensitive on the score of injuries, especially if those inand he muttered between his teeth—the little one re-juries be inflicted by a person who has been favored ceived no injury that I could perceive, but“ embraced with his regard. He is restive under liberties taken the opportunity” to swear a huge mongrel oath, partly with him, if those liberties have not been invited by French and partly English. Both were, however, wide himself; fond of conversation after he becomes well awake, and remained so, and consequently the very acquainted; rather devoted to retirement, but active in interesting conversation in which I had become engaged public life; and remarkably patriotic. Intellectually with my extremely faithful inamorata, was “irremedi- it is difficult for me to appreciate this gentleman, having ably consumated.”

passed but three hours in his company-and as to his Note. It was one of those singular instances which Lectures on Law, Sully cannot read law. We should show how much more curious are the chances of real conjecture, however, that there is an absence of ideality life than those of fiction, that led me in a fit of absence from his mind, so that, like Blackstone, he never wrote of mind to the very spot appointed by Araminta for our a farewell to the Muses. This is the more remarkable, meeting, when all her pressing injunctions in relation because his father did chant an ode occasionally among to that meeting, had entirely escaped my memory. the winding stairs of the Temple of Jurisprudence. It

is not my intention to subvert the claims of Judge T. to taste, for a severe taste he unquestionably possesses.

With the best English classics he is familiar; but his STANZAS.

knowledge of polite literature cannot be said to be re

dundant. This is as it should be; for few departments My love was like a flower of Spring,

are separated by stronger barriers than law and polite As charming to mine eye;

literature. In the one, we live in the vale of Tempe ; The rose of Beauty, flourishing;

but in the other, we live in a desert of oaks too stately But soon alas to die!

to accept the wreaths of the poet. Judge T. is ratioci.

native-fond of thought-with a considerable power of And now my love is like a star,

calculating bulk, weight and distance. Mathematical The gem of Evening, bright; That shines upon me from afar,

precision pleases him better than a full-orbed eloquence.

He has fallen into one error beyond all question, and And cheers me with its light.

that is, that rapidity of utterance is indispensable to the I would not have my lower again,

orator. It is admitted that parts of a discourse ought Altho' it was so dear;

to be pronounced in this way; but uniform swiftness of But I would seek my star, to reign

speech always reminds one of the babbling torrent more For ever in its sphere.

than of the majestic river. But the design of this letter

is to say something of the statesman whose presence at nect events with the literature of the period in which this seat brought me from Mountain View. To trace the events took place. The Persians invaded Greece, his character will require a pencil of mercurial powers; but he who would see this event in its true lights, must and for this reason I would instantly relinquish mine, it become familiar with the tragedians who have thrown any thing like justice had ever been done to this re- around it a dramatic interest. In them we see the bar. markable man. It has surprised me more than once, baric splendor of the east-the haughtiness of the inthat the British Spy, whilst engaged in sketching public vader, and his signal repulse.” “You are right, Squire characters, did not think of this individual; for though Sully," said the statesman. “How tame," continued the fame of a statesman never can be as lasting as that I, “are some events in the hands of the English histoof the poet, it is certainly more durable than that ofrians, compared with the uses made of the same events barristers.

by the bard of Avon, who traces villainy from its budIn approaching Mannsfield we had to pass some ave- dings to its cornucopian luxuriance. In like manner, nues of aspen trees, and their tremulous leaves made historians generally do not come up in their feelings to me think of going into the presence of a man whose the age of chivalry. The age was too mercurial to be fame was so extensive. Indeed, he has often been spo- represented by any but imaginative men; for what was ken of as a man of unlimited pride and of aristocratical chivalry but poetry putting on the drapery of action ?" principles. It was then a question whether he would "Perfectly right, Squire Sully," said my polite auditor. notice one who was a kind of hanger-on to the illustri. “The current of mind in other departments, Squire ous families that live in this settlement and my recep. Randolph, runs parallel with the current of history, tion would have been sufficiently cold, had the states- till the channels bend to each other, and the currents man suspected me of an intention to get his portrait. fall into the cistern of transparent truth. He that would He would justly have considered me as an intruder who understand the reign of James the First, must underhad come to watch him in his unguarded moments, when stand the mind of Lord Bacon. Thus the map of he had exchanged the arena of politics for the fragrant England may be replete with knowledge. Every ruin, cells of rural life. But upon being introduced, the cairn-castle and hill, may be redolent in life.” “Altostatesman arose and observed—“Squire Sully, if re- gether right, Squire Sully,” said the statesman; “support be true, it is my good fortune to see one guileless pose you give us a history of Virginia.” “You do me man.” “In this, Squire Randolph,” said I,“the public too much honor, Squire Randolph,” said I. have deceived you; but it would be inexpedient to The next morning the statesman ordered his horses. regret the mistake.” “Are you,” continued he, “a One of them was a dark bay and the other a bright descendant of Sully, the minister of Henry IV. King sorrel, and they looked something like Arabians. “Will of France ?" "My descent,” rejoined I, “is neither you permit me, Squire Randolph,” said I, “to order regal nor aristocratical; but filial veneration prompts my pony ?” and accordingly, attended by Juba, we set me to call it patriarchal, my father being the patriarch out for a ride. We passed a building, of which the of the town in which he lived.” At this he resumed statesman remarked that it put him in mind of Canshis chair-and there sat before me a tall meager man, brook Castle, in the Isle of Wight. “Well, Squire of spare visage, but keen penetrating eye-with his Randolph,” said I, “would you have brought Charles hair parted before like Milton's, whilst behind it was First to the block ?" " The king,” replied he, "did tied with a black ribbon, and fell in folds on his shoul- violate his coronation oath ; but the times required a ders. He wore a green coat, and boots of fair tops, and Satirist. It was right to watch the king. All public in all his attitudes he appeared to aim at erectness. men need watching." "Let us not glide into politics, “Squire Sully,” said the statesman, “have you given Squire Randolph,” said I; "and to change the subject, much attention to historical writings ?" Somewhat,” did you ever shoot an eagle?” “Never,” replied he, said I, “10 the history of Greece.” “Those republics,” “but to bring down aspiring men is essential to the rejoined he, “were independent of each other, and the safety of the government.” “I am no politician, Squire Amphyctionic Council was to keep steady the balance of Randolph, but it is to me a pleasing reflection that nei. power.” “It would give me pleasure,” said I, “Squire ther eagle nor sparrow has ever fallen by this hand.” Randolph, that our conversation should flow in the At this, the statesman, without dismounting, fired at channel of literature rather than of politics.” “Who some woodcocks, and it pleased me that the birds esthen," said he, "do you deem the best writer of English caped; but Juba winked at me not to express my sathistory?” To that question my reply is, "that En- isfaction. gland has never yet produced a good historian.” “It We were now approaching the bank of the Shenanwould gratify me then," said he, "to hear in detail your doah in a direct line. “My objection to politics, Squire objections to the writers now in vogue.” After slating Randolph,” said I, “lies here—that the science seems my objections at length to Rapin, Clarendon and Henry, to take away our taste for natural scenery.” “You are and when about to analyze others—"But, Squire Sully,'' right, Squire Sully,” said the statesman. “We have said the statesman, “how then do you manage to get a no time to watch mountains--we must watch men." knowledge of events in English history? Were you“Well,” said I, “that house belongs to an Angler, and a legislator, you would find a constant demand for facts.” perhaps you would like to hear some particulars of his “Then,” said I, “Squire Randolph, if you would shew life ;” but upon reaching the establishment the states. the same politeness you exhibited just now, it would man renvarked—“This is just such a house as James gratify me to point out the way of managing the deside. V. of Scotland would have given to the Angler. You ratum.” “Very cheerfully,” said he; “very cheerfully.” remember the anecdote of his making the poor man “ He then, Squire Randolph, does not deserve the cre- happy.” “Perfectly well,” rejoined I; "and it is the dit of being well read in history, who has failed to con- only anecdote that ever gave me a moment's wish to

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