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GEOLOGY.

base to be composed of gnéias and its summit of porphyry ? AFTER having last week given some account of what Geo or will he be less impressed by the rugged magnificence of logy is considered in certain quarters, it may not be amiss Coruisk, because he perceives that its frightful rocks are to tell what it is.

composed of hypersthene, and knows the constitution of Geology, then, is the science which has for its object the that atmosphere which bears the clouds in murky masses investigation of the nature and constitution of the earth. sullenly alone its sublime peaks? We, who under-tamil It therefore presents a wide field. In the remote ages, to somewhat of geology, and have waved our bonnet on the which we are wont to look back as the depositories of the proudest summits of the mountain masses of our native rudiments of all our knowledge, it had no existence, In land, have never known our enthusiasm borne down by the fact, among the Greeks and Romans, Natural History was weight of our science, nor felt our veneration of the author little better than a collection of old wives' fables. In times of nature diminished by being permitted to know somewhat not very remote, geology was looked upon merely as a of the operations of his wonder-working power. On the speculative study, which led den to invent poetical theories contrary, we assert, and will undertake at any time to of the førination of the earth, but took little cognizance of prove, that the ignorant tourist, whether rhymster or canthe actual constitution of things. Hence the world-makers vass-dauber, or hunter of the picturesque, or to whatever of those days, were very little acquainted with the rocks other denomination he belongs, can have but just as little and mountains whose origin and structure they professed true perception of the sublimities or beauties of nature, as to explain ; and we will venture to say, most of them were a short-sighted man can have of the shadings of a mom. . unable to perceive any difference between granite and grey. tain landscape, as the varied tints of evening creep slowly wacke. As knowledge increased, the cosmogenjes dimin. over it. Let the painter study nature, and he will cease to ished; and at the present day, men examine rocks, and excite ridicule by his miserable apings of it; let him know study their relations, collect and describe the fossil remains that the rock which he has dashed out with his pencil, contained in them, more in the hope that some rational possesses none of the characteristic features of any rock on theory of the earth will naturally develop itself from this side the moon; that the trees which he has stack among the accumulated facts which they treasure up, than into his landscape he will find in no country of the globe ; with any urgent desire to accommodate appearances to a that the forms of his clouds are not those of the atmosphere favourite theory. Werner, in respect to the order of the of our planet. Let the poet study nature, and he will better rock formations, and their mineralogical nature ; and Cu- succeed in displaying her charms ; and let him who fancies vier, in respect to the remains of extinct animals contained every thing of which he is ignorant altogether beneath his in them, stand forth among the cultivators of this science, notice, learn that, what has exercised the contrivance and as the great leaders who have directed the motions of nu. wisdom of the divine mind, is well worthy of the exercise merous followers, zealous and indefatigable in their exer. of the highest faculties of a far nobler than his puny inteltions. To our countryman Hutton, who, it would appear, lect. Few districts in Britain are much more interesting, was more of a world-maker than world-examiner, we are in a geological point of view, than that in our own neighso far indebted, that his adherents, labouring for the pur- bourhood.--Literary Gazette. pose of supporting their favourite scheme, increased the knowledge of facts, while the Wernerians, anxious to re

ELEMENTS OF THOUGHT. fute their arguments, also searched every nook and crevice. At present, we have neither Wernerians por Huttonians. SLAVERY. A people that pays a poll-tax for the snpWe have a race of genuine geologists; although there are port of slavery is manifestly but a remove from stavery it. still in all countries, men who cherish peculiar views, and self; it is therefore nothing surprising, that a government strive to support them. Thus with some, the centre of the whose basis was the public wrong, should have supported earth is red bot, while with others it is a metallic nucleus; the outposts of slavery in the colonies at all hazards. Por some sup,'ose certain strata to have been formed by suc- all that is thus given to the slaye-holders, it is clear the cessive irruptions and retreats of the sea, others attribute people of England pay twice; once in the loss to the contheir origin to a single deluge. But, be this as it lists, the sumers, and once more in the loss to the traders on which strata and masses of which the crust of our globe is com the difference in a state of freedom would be spent. It is posedl are becoming better known ; and from the Himalay- not a proposition to be minced, but one to be brought foran Mountains to Melville Island, there are not wanting ward with the gravity of a theorem in Euclid--that if the investigators of their qualities and relations. Now, what West Indies were by a convulsion of nature to sink into the study can be much more interesting than that of the earth sea, the commercial and political advantages to the British on which we tread ? Surely, before going to foreign lands community would be enormous, incalculable; and the gain for knowledge, we should first make ourselves acquainted in a moral and domestic point of view would be that of the with what our own furnishes :— before launching into the cessation of a tribute, in comparison of which any that was ocean of space, to circumnavigate the wondrous but unap ever paid by a nation to a conqueror was honour aud posi. proachable islands floating in it, we should first be familiar tive renown. No man has a right to demand of another with the which forms our home. The uses of geological that he shall degrade himself by pretending ignorance, that research need hardly now be insisted upon. As an object if such a consumption should be in the page of destiny, all of rational inquiry, there is no science mose calculated to the employment to trade, navigation, or manufactures of gratify every intellectual prospensity; and with reference any kind, which might thereby be caused to cease, would to the arts, commerce, and domestic economy, surely the be replaced by a greater extent of trade, navigation, or niestrata from which we obtain our metals, our building.nufactures, arising with the country whose cheaper produce stones, and our fuel, cannot be deemed unworthy of being is now prohibited by she delegates of the slave-holders in investigated and known, even by the natiow mind of the the House of Commons; -with the single reservation, that artisan and trader. In Scotland, we believe geology occu- places should be lacking in the world from which the same pies a very unimportant place in the system of education. | supply would be procured. But this reservation can have In none of our schools is it taught, and in most of our no bearing on the effects of removing from us the present universities it is sadly neglected. In the metropolis, how.slavery-tax on sugar. Either such removal will cause the ever, we are more favourably dealt with in this respect; and whole supply of sugar to be increased, or it will not. If he who is desirous of being introduced to this important it does not, the public will be where it is, and will be under etudy, possesses the meaus of gratifying bis inclination in the necessity of giving the same prices for sugars of all the prelections of our celebrated professor of Natural His- kinds as at present; and so the West Indians will go ou. tory, and in the inspection of the valuable and extensive The pretence, therefore, that the public would lack a suj. collection of rocks and minerals in the museum of the ply of sugar, is only for knaves to frighten children with. University. People have an idea that science destroys the The truth is, the government has loved slavery and the natural feelings with which men contemplate the objects of support of slave-holders ; and for this predilection of the nature. No idea can be more false. Is any geologist less government, we, the slaves at second-hand, must pay.-sensible of the grandeur of Ben Nevis, because he knows its Vestminster Review.

BY MRS. 8. C. HALL.

THE STORY TELLER.

threatening to step down to Mickey Bow, the smith, to ask WE'LL SEE ABOUT IT.

him to see about it."" I hear you've had a fine crop of wheat, Philip." « Thank God for all things! You may

say that; we had, my lady, a fine crop-but I have always “ We'll see about it!"—from that simple sentence has the hight of ill-luck somehow ; upon my sowkins (and arisen more evil to Ireland, than any person, ignorant of that's the hardest oath I swear) the turkeys have had the the strange union of -impetuosíty and procrastination my most of it ; but I mean to see about setting it up safe tocomtrymen exhibit, could well believe. They are sufficient

morrow." “ But Philip, I thought you sold the whoat, ly prompt and energetic where their feelings are concerned, standing, to the Steward at the big house.". “ It was all as but, in matters of business, they almost invariably perfer one as sould, only it's a bad world, Madam dear, and I've seeing about to DOING.

no luck. Says the Stewart to me, says he, I like to do I shall not find it difficult to illustrate this observation : things like a man of business, bo, Mister Garraty, just draw -from the many examples of its truth, in high and in low up a bit of an agreement, that you deliver over the wheat life, I select Philip Garraty.

field to me, on sich a day, standing as it is, for sich a sum, Philip, and Philip's wife, and Philip's children, and all and I'll sign it for ye, and thin there can be no mistake, of the house of Garraty, are employed from morning till only let me have it by this day-week. Well, to be sure I night' in seeing about every thing, and, consequently, in came home full o'my good luck, and I tould the wife ; and doing nothing. There is Philip—a tall, handsome, good on the strength of it she must have a new gown. And sure, humoured fellow, of about five-and-thirty, with broad, liczy says she, Miss Hennessy is just come from Dublin, wida looking shoulders, and a smile perpetually lurking about his mouth, or in his bright hazel eyes the picture of in- shop full o' goods, and on account that she's my brother's dolence and kindly feeling. There he is, leaning over what 'the things, and I can take my pick-and ye'll have plinty

sister-in-law's first cousin, she'll let me have the first sight was once a five-barred gate, and leads to the haggart ; his blue worsted stockings full of holes, which the suggan, don't know how it was, but the next day we had no paper,

of time to see about the agreement to-morrow. Well, I twisted half way up the well-formed leg, fails to conceal ; while his brogues, (to use his own words,) if they do let

nor ink, nor pens in the house ; I meant to send the gossoon the water in, let it out again. With what unstudied ele.

to Miss Hennessy's for all--but forgot the pens. So when gance does he roll that knotted twine and then unrol it ;

I was seeing about the 'greement, I bethought of the ould varying his occupation, at times, by kicking the stones that gander, and while I was pulling as beautiful a pen as ever once formed a wall, into the stagnant pool, scarcely large hand with his bin in sich a manner, thất sorra' a pen I

ye laid ye'r two eyes upon, out of his wing, he tattered my enough for full grown ducks to sail in. But let us first could hould for three days. Well, one thing or another take a survey of the premises. The dwelling-honse is a long rambling abode, mạch larger than the generality of put it off for ever so long, and at last I wrote it out like those that fall to the lot of small Irish farmers ; but the print, and takes it myself to the steward. Good evening to fact is, that Philip tents one of the most extensive farms in you Mr. Garraty, says he ; good evening kindly, sir, says

1, and I hope the woman that ons ve, and all ye’er good the neighbourhood, and ought to be “ well to do in the family's well : all well thank ye, Mr. Garraty, says he ; world." The dwelling looks very comfortless, notwithstanding : part of the thatch is much decayed, and the rank l've got the 'greement here sir, says I, pulling it out as I

thought—but behould ye-I only cotcht the paper it was weeds and damp moss nearly cover it ; the door posts are wrapt in, to keep it from the dirt of the tobacco, that was only-united to the wall by a few scattered portions of clay loose in my pocket for want of a box—(saving yer preand stone, and the door itself is hanging but by one hinge, the viádói framès shake in the passing wind, and some of out, and there was a great hole that ye might drive all the

sence ;) so I turned what little bits o'things I had in it the compartments are stuffed with the crown of a hat, or a

parish rats through, at the bottom which the wife pro“ lock of straw"-sery unsightly objects. At the opposite mised to see about mending, as good as six months before. side of the stvamp is the haggart gate, where a broken line Well, I saw the sneer on his ugly mouth (for he's an Engof alternate 'palings and wall, exhibit proof that it had for- lishman,) and I turned it off with a laugh, and said air merly been fenced in ; the commodious barn is almost roof- holes were comfortable in hot weather, and sich like jokes less, and the other sheds pretty much in the same condition ; -and that I'd go home and make another 'greement. the pig-stye is deserted by the grubbing lady and her grunt- 'Greement for what ? says he, laying down his grate outing progeny, who are too fond of an occasional repast in landish pipe. Whew! may be ye don't know, says I. the once-cultivated garden to renain in their proper abode ; Not I, says he. The wheat field, says I. Why, says he ; the listless turkeys, and contented half-fatted geese, live at did'nt I tell you then, that you must bring the 'greement large on the public ; but the turkeys, with all their shy to me by that day-week ;- and that was by the same token, ness and modesty, have the best of it for they mount the (pulling a red memorandum book out of his pocket,) let ill-built'stacks, and select the grain, a plaisir.

me see-exactly this day three weeks. Do you think, “Give you good morrow, Mr. Philip ; we have had Mister Garraty, he goes on, that when ye didn't care to look showery weather lately.” “Och, all manner oʻjoy to ye, after ye'r own interests, and I offering so fair for the field, my lady, and sure ye'll walk in, and sit down ; my woman

I was going to wait upon you? I don't lose my papers in will be proud to sve ye. I'm sartin we'll have the rain the Irish fashion. Well that last set me up-and so I toon agin, for its every where, like bad luck ; and my laxed him if it was the pattern of his Englizh Lrociling, and thidats sore wid hurishing thim pigs out of the garden-one word brought on another ; and all the blood in my sorra a tining can I do all day for watching thim.” “Why body rushed into my fist-and I bad the ill luck to knock do you not mend the door of the stye ", " True, for yo, hini down--and; the coward, what does he do but takes Ma'am clear, so I would, if I had the nails--and I've been the law o me and I was cast --and lost the sale of the

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wheat--and was ordered to pay ever so much money : well, introducing my readers at once to the scene of my story, I didn't care to pay it then, but gave an engagement ; and and with the same time-saring privilege I introduce my I meant to see about it—but forgot : and all in a jiffy, dramatis persono, a gentleman and lady promenading the came a thing they call an execution-and to stop the cant, deck with the slow step so natural on & summer's night, I was forced to borrow money from that tame negur, the when your company is agreeable.. exciseman, who'd sell the sowl out of his grandmother for

The lady leaned familiarly on the arm of her compania sixpence, (if indeed there ever was a sowl in the family,) and as they walked to and fro, sometimes looking at the moth, its a terrible case to be paying interest for it still.

and sometimes at her pretty feet, as they stole out, one after But, Philip, you might give up or dispose of part of your the other, into the moonlight. She was a tall, queenly per

. farm. I know you could get a good sum of money for that son, somewhat embonpoint, but extremely graceful. Ha rich meadow by the river.”

eye was of a dark blue, shaded with lashes of remarkable « True for ye ma'am dear—and I've been seeing about it length, and her features, though irregular, were expresin for a long time but some how I have no luck. Jist as of great vivacity, and more than ordinary talent. She ye came up, I was thinking to myself, that the gale day is wore her hair, which was of a deep chestnut, in the Madonna passed, and all one as before, sara a pin's worth have I for style, simply parted, and her dress, throughout, had the the rint, and the landlord wants it as bad as I do, though chaste elegance of good taste--the tournure of fashion with it's a shame to say that of a gintleman ; for jist as he was

out its extravagance. seeing about some ould custodium, or something of the sort,

Her companion was a tall, well-formed young man, tery that had been hanging over the estate ever since he came to handsome, with a frank and prepossessing expression et it, the sheriff's officers put executioners in the house ; and countenance, and the fine freedom of step and air, with it's very sorrowful for both of us, if I may make boula to characterize the well-bred gentleman. He was dressed say 60 ; for I am sartin he'll be racking me for the money fashionably, but plainly, and wore whiskers, in compliaze

- and indeed the ould huntsman tould me as much—but i with the prevailing mania. His tone was one of rare depla must see about it : not indeed that it's much good—for I've and melody; and as he bent slightly and gracefully to the no luck." “Let me beg of you, Philip, not to take such lady's car, its low, rich tenderness, had the irresistible fas an idea into your head ; do not lose a moment ; you will cination, for which the human voice is sometimes so it be utterly ruined if you do ; why not apply to your father. markable. in-law-he is able to assist you ; for at present you only

It was a beautiful night. The light lay sleeping on the suffer from temporary embarrassmnet.” “True for ye- St. Lawrence like a white mist. The boat, on whose dek that's good advice, my lady ; and by the blessing of God our acquaintances were promenading, was threading I'll see about it.“Then go directly, Philip.” « Directly serpentine channel of the “ Thousand Isles," more like I can't ma'am dear on account of the pigs: and sorra a winding through a wilderness than following the passage one I have but myself to keep them out of the cabbages ; a great river: The many thousands islands clustend in this for I let the woman and the grawls go to the pattern at

part of the St. Lawrence seem to realize the mad girl's Killaun ; it's little pleasure they see, the craturs." “ But dream when she visited the stars and found them your wife did not hear the huntsnian's story?” “ Och,

- only green islards, sown thick in the sky." ay did shebut unless she could give me a sheaf o banks Nothing can be more like fairy land than sailing among notes, where would be the good of her staying but I'll

them on a summer's evening.

They vary in size, from 1 see about it." “ Immediately then, Philip, think upon the quarter of a mile in circumference

, to a spot just large ruin that may come-nay, that must come, if you neglect from a bowshot to a gallant leap from each other. The

enough for one solitary tree, and are' at different distances, this matter : your wife too ; your family reduced from comfort to starvation--your home desolate” –“ Asy my lady, river, though spread into a lake by innumerable division

universal formation is a rock of horizontal stratum, and the don't be after breaking my heart intirely ; thank God I is almost embowered by the luxuriant vegetation which have seven as fine flahulugh children as ever peeled pratee, and all under twelve years old ; and sure I'd lay down my boat to run directly alongside, and with the rapidity 200

covers them. There is everywhere sufficient depth for the life tin times over for every one o' them; and to-morrow for sartin--no-to-morrow—the hurling : I can't to-mor- quietness of her motion, and the near neighbourhood of the row; but the day after, if I'm a living man, I'U see about trees, which may almost be touched, the illusion of aerial it.”

carriage over land, is at first, almost perfect. The passage Poor Philip ! his kindly feelings were valueless because through the more intricate parts of the channel, is, if pesa of his unfortunate habit. Would that this were the only sible

, still more beautiful. "You shoot into narrow pami example I could produce of the ill effects of that dangerous where you could spring on shore on either side, catching, little sentenceI'll see about it !” Oh, that the sons and

as you advance, hasty views to the right and left, through daughters of the fairest island that ever heaved its green long vistas of islands ; or, running round a projecting point bosom above the surface of the ocean, would arise and be of rock or woodland, open into an apparent lake, and dart. doing what is to be done, and never again rest contented, ing rapidly across, seem running right on shore as you enter with" SEEING ABOUT IT."

a narrow strait in pursuit of the covert channel.

It is the finest ground in the world for the magic of THE RAPIDS.

moonlight.' The water is clear, and on the night we AN AMERICAN STORY.

speak of, was a perfect mirror. Every star was repeated. “Oh coz, coz, coz, my pretty little coz! that thou didst know how

The foliage of the islands 'was softened into indistinctness many fathom deep I am n love !"

and they lay in the water, with well-defined shadows bangs Midnight on board a steam boat, a full moon, and a and apparently as ngyeable. - In thiore terrestrial

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ing darkly beneath them, as distinctly as clouds in the sky, soft panorama of the shores of the St. Lawrence gliding by ny than the Lady Viola's, our hero might have fancien like a vision ! I thus assame the dramatic prerogative of himself in the regions of upper air; but as he leant over

As You Like It.

the tafferel, and listened to the sweetest voice that ever his quizzing-glass was thrown up to his eye with a grace melted into moonlight, and watched the shadows of the that would have put Brummel to the blush. From the dipping trees as the approach of the boat broke them, one square toe of his pump to the loop of his gold chain he was by one, he would have thought twice before he had said a perfect wonder, Every body smiled on Mr. Erastus Van that he was sailing on a fresh water river, in the good steam | Pelt.' bont Queenston.

This accomplished gentleman looked with an evil eye on Miss Vioła Clay and Mr. Frank Gresham, the hero and our hero. He had the magnanimity not to cut him outTheroine of this true story, I should have told you before, right, as he was the lady's cousin; but tolerated him on

were cousins. They had met lately after a separation of the first day with a cold civility, which he intended should many years, and as the lady had in the meantime become amount to a cut on the second. Frank thought him thus the proudest woman in the world, and the gentleman had far very amusing ; but when he came frequently in the heen abroad and wore wiskers, and had, besides, a cousin's way of his attentions to his cousin, and once or twice raised carte blanche for his visits, there was reason to believe they his glass at his remarks, with the uncomprehending • Şir!' would become very well acquainted.

he was observed to stroke his black whiskers with a very Frank had been at home but a few months when he was ominous impatience. Further acquaintance by no means invited to join the party with which he was now making mended the matter, and Frank's brow grew more and more the fashionable tour. He had seen Viola every day since cloudy. He had already alarmed Mr. Van Pelt with a his return, and had more to say to her than to all the rest glance of his eye that could not be mistaken, and anticiof his relatives together. He wonld sit for hours with her pated his cut direct by at least some hours, when the in the deep recesses of the windows, telling his adventures Lady Viola took him aside, and bound over his thumb and when abroad. At least, it was so presumed, as he talked all finger to keep the peace towards the invisible waist of his the time, and she was profoundly attentive. It was thought, adversary. too, he must have seen some affecting sights, for now, and

A morning or two after this precantion, the boat was then his descriptions made her sigh audibly, and once the bending in towards a small village which terminates the colou rwasobserved to mount to her very temples-doubtless safe navigation above the rapids of the Split Rock. Coaches from strong sympathy with some touching distress.

were waiting on shore to convey passengers to the next Frank joined the party for the tour, and had, at the still water, and the mixed population of the little village, time we speak of, been several weeks in their company, attracted by the arrival, was gathered in a picturesque They had spent nearly a gonth among the Lakes, and were now descending by their grand outlet at Montreal. group on the landing. There was the Italian-looking CaMany a long walk had been taken, and many a romantic nadian with his clear olive complexion and open neck, his scene had been gazed upon during their absence, and the hat slouched carelessly, and the indispensable red sash {ady had, many a time, wandered away with her cousin, hanging from his waist ; and the still, statue-like Indian, doubtless for the want of a more agreeable companion with the incongruous blanket and belt, hat and moccassin, She was indefatigable in seeing the celebrated places from costume of the border, and the tall, inquisitive-looking Ver. every point, and made excursions which the gonty feet of montese—all mingled together like the figures of a pain. her father, or the etiquette of a stranger's attendance would ter's study. have forbidden.' In these cases Frank's company was evj. Miss Clay sat on the deck, surrounded by her party, dently a convenience; and over hill and dale, through glen Frank, at a little distance, stood looking into the water and cavern, he had borne her delicate arm by the precious with the grave - intentness of a statue, and Mr. Van Pelt privilege of cousinship.

levelled his glass at the horrid creatures' on shore, and There's nothing like a cousin. It is the sweetest rela-expressed his elegant abhorrence of their sauvagerie in a tion in human nature. There is no excitement in loving fine spun falsetto. As its last thin tone melted, he turned your sister, and courting a lady in the face of a strange fa- and spoke to the lady with an air evidently more familiar tnily requires the nerve of a martyr; but your dear fami- than her dignity for the few first days seemed to have war. fiar cousin, with her provoking maidenly reserve, and her ranted. There was an expression of ill-concealed triumph bewitching freedoms, and the romping frolics, and the sto- in his look, and an uncompromised turning of his back on len tenderness over the skeir of silk that will get tangled our penseroso, which indicated an advance in relative imand then the long rides which nobody talks about, and the portance; and though Miss Clay went on with the delong tête-à-têtes which are nobody's business, and the long struction of her card of distances, just as if there was noletters of which nobody pays the postage no, the is no body in the world but herself, the conversation was well thing like a cousin— young, gay, beautiful witch of a sustained till the last musical superlative was curtailed by consin !

the whiz of the escape valve. Till within a few days Frank had enjoyed a monopoly As the boat touched the pier, Frank awoke from his reof the Lady Viola's condescensions ; but their party hadverie, and announced his intention of taking a boat down been increased lately by a young gentleman who introdu- the rapids. Viola objected to it at first as a dangerous ced himself to papa as the son of an old friend, and pro- experiment; but when assured by him that it was perfectly ceeded immediately to a degree of especial attention, which safe, and that the boat, during the whole passage, would relieved our hero exceedingly of his duties.

be visible from the coach, she opposed it no further. Frank Mr. Erastus Van Pelt was a tall, thin person, with an then turned to Mr. Van Pelt, and to her astonishment, aquiline nose, and a forehead that retreated till it was lost politely requested his company. The dandy was thunderin the distance. It was evident at the first glance that he struck.” To his comprehension it was like offering him a was high ton. The authenticity of his style, even on board private interview with a bear. • No sir,' said he, with a a steam boat, 'distanced imitation immeasurably. The nervous twirl of his glass round his forefinger. Miss Clay, angle of his bow had been an indissoluble problem from his however, insisted on his acceptance of the invitation. The debut at the dancing school till the present moment, and prospect of his company, without the restraint of Frank's

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presence, and a wish to foster the good feeling from which he was pulled down by a voyageur, and commanded im. she thought the offer proceeded, were sufficient reasons for peratively to lie still. Another and another shock followed perseverance, and on the ground that his beautiful cap was in quick succession, and she was perfectly unmanageable. indispensable to the picturesque effect, she would take no The helmsman threw himself flat on the bottom. Mr. denial. Most reluctantly his consent was at last given, Van Pelt hid his face in his hands, and crouched beside and Frank sprang on shore with an accommodating readi. him. The water dashed in, and the bateau, obeying every ness to find boatmen for the enterprise.

impulse, whirled and fung from side to side like a feather. He found his errand a difficult one. The water was un It seemed as if every plunge must be the last, commonly low, and at such times, the rapids are seldom ment she shivered and stood motionless, struck back by : passed, even by the most daring. The old voyageurs re- violent blow, and the .next, shot down into an abyse with ceived his proposition with shrugs and volumes of patois, an arrowy velocity that seemed like instant destruction in which he could only distinguish adjectives of terror. By Frank shook off the grasp of the voyageur, and holding on promises of extravagant remuneration, however, he pre- to the side, half rose to his feet. « Gardez vous !" er. vailed on four athletic Canadians to row him to the Co- claimed the voyageur ; and mistaking the caution for the teau du Lac. He then took them aside, and by dint of ges- signal, with a sudden effort he seized Mr. Van Pelt, and, ture and bad Freach, made them comprehend, that he plunging him over the side, leaped in after him. “ Diabł!" wished to throw his companion into the river. They had muttered the helmsman, as the dandy, with a piening no shadow of objection. For a “ consideration,” they skriek, sprang half out of the water, and disappeared in. would upset the bateau in a convenient place below the

stantly. But the Split Rock was right beneath the box, rapids, and insure Mr. Van Pelt's subsequent existence at and like a shot arrow the boat sprang through the gorge the forfeiture of the reward. A simultaneous “ Gardez and in a moment was gliding among the masses of foam ia vous !" was to be the signal for action.

the smooth water. The coaches had already started when Frank again stood

They put back immediately, and at a stroke or two on the pier, and were pursuing slowly the beautiful road against the current, up came the scientific < brutus” of Mr. on the bank of the river. He almost repented his rash de- Van Pelt, quite out of curl, and crested with the foam termination for a moment, but the succeeding thought through which he had emerged to a thinner element. There was one of pride, and he sprang lightly into the bateau

was no mistaking its identity, and it was rudely seized by at the Allons !” of the impatient boatmen.

the voyageur with a tolerable certainty that the ordinary Mr. Van Pelt was already seated, and as they darted ra- sequel would follow. All reasoning upon anomalies, hotpidly away with the first stroke of the oars, the voyageur ever, is uncertain, and, to the terror of the nulettered cap. at the helm commenced a low recitative. At every alter-tor, down went un gentilhomme, leaving the entry of the nate line, the others joined in a loud, but not inharmoni. world in his possession. He soon re-appeared, and with ous chorus, and the strokes were light and deep as the lea- his faith in the unity of Monsieur considerably shaken, the der indicated, by his tone, the necessity of rapidity or deli- voyageur lifted him carefully into the bateau. beration. In a few minutes they reached the tide, and as My dear reader! were you ever siçkDid you have a the bont swept violently in, the oars were shipped, and the sweet cousin, or a young aunt, or any pretty friend who boatmen, crossing themselves and mumbling a prayer to was not your sister or your mother, for a nurse? And do their saint, sat still, and looked anxiously forward. It was you remember how like an angel's fingers, her stuall white evidently mnch worse than Mr. Van Pelt had anticipated. hand laid on your forehead, and how thrillingly ker soff Frank remarked upon the natural beauties of the river, but voice spoke low in your ear, and how inquiringly her falr he had no eye for scenery. He sat on a low seat, grasping face hung over your pilloir? If you have not, and remem the sides of the boat with a tenacity as unphilosophical as ber no such passages, it were worth half your sound conit was out of character for his delicate fingers. The bateau stitution, and half your uninteresting health, and half pour glided like a bird round the island, which divides the river, long life, to have had that experience. Talk of moonlight and, steering for the middle of the stream, was in a mo- in a bower, and poetry in a boudoir_there is no atwoment hurrying with its whole velocity onward. The phere for love like a sick chamber, and no poetry like the Split Rock was as yet far below, but the intermediate dis- persuasion to your gruel, or the sympathy for yvur aching tance was a succession of rapids, and, though not much head, or your feverish forehead. drcaded by those accustomed to the navigation, they were Three months after Frank Gresham was taken out of the to a stranger sufficiently appalling. The river was tossed St. Lawrence, he was sitting in a deep recess with the lady, like a stormy sea, and the large waves, thrown up from the who, to the astonishment of the whole world

, had aceptet sunken rocks, came rolling back npon the tide, and dash him as her lover. « Miss Viola Clay," said our hero, with ing over the boat. flung her off like a tiny shell. Mr. Van Pelt was in a profuse perspiration. His knees, drawn up attend to certain responses you wot of.?” The answer on

a look of profound resignation, « wher will it please you to his head by the acute angle of his posture, knocked vio- in a low sweet tone, inaudible to all save the ear for which lently together, and no persuasion could induce him to sit

it was intended. in the depressed stern for the accommodation of the voyageurs. He sat right in the centre of the batean, and kept his eye on the waves with a manifest distrust of Providence,

JEWS.-A grent number of religious Jews in Poland and an anxiety that betrayed a culpable - want of resigna- lief that the time predicted by their prophets has nearly art

are making preparations for visiting Jerusalem, in the ben tion. The bateau passed the travellers on shove as she neared that country.

The Jews generally are, we bient, watchthe rock.

Frank waved his handkerchief triumphantly. ing the movements of the Egyptian Army with The water just aliead roared and leaped up in white masses eagerness, in the belief that some arrangements will

be like a thousand monsters'; and, at the first violent whirl, this Velief bas led to actual associations in Poland.

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