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affection, or asked for a return; but she knows that I

From the London New Monthly Magazine. love her, and I know that she loves me." " Like all vain boys, you fatter yourself.”

EPISTLE TO HORACE SMITH,
" I leave you to judge, sir,” replied I, repeating to him
our parting tête-à-téte, and how I had returned, and
found her in tears.

“ All that certainly is very corroborative evidence; but Dear HORACE, be melted to tears;
tell me, Japhet, do you think she loves you well enough For I'm melting with heat as I rhyme;
to abandon all for your sake ?”'.

Though the name of this place is All.jeers, “No, nor never wil, sir; she is too high-principled, 'T is no joke to be cauglit in its clime. too high-minded. She might suffer greatly, but she With a shaver from France who came o'er, never would swerve from what she thought was right." To an African inn I ascend;

“She must be a fine character, Japhet, but you will be I am cast on a barbarous shore, in a dilemma : indeed, it appears to me, that your Where a barber alone is my friend. troubles are now commencing instead of ending, and that you would have been much happier where you

Do you ask me the sights and the news were, than you will be by being again brought out into

of this wonderful city to sing ? the world. Your prospect is not over cheerful. You

Alas! my hutel has its muse; have an awkward father to deal with; you will be under

But no muse of the Helicon's spring. a strong check, I've a notion, and I am afraid you will

My windows afford me the sight find that, notwithstanding you will be once more re

Of a people all diverse in huo: ceived into society, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.” They look black, yellow, olive, and white

“I am afraid you are right, sir,” replied I ; " but at Whilst I, in my sorrow, look blue. all events, it will be something gained to be acknow Here are groups for the painter to take, ledged to the world by a father of good family, whatever Whose figures jocosely combine,else I may have to submit to. I have been the sport of The Arab, disguised in his baik,* fortune all my life, and probably she has not yet done And the Frenchman, disguised in his wine. playing with me; but it is late, and I will now wish you

In his breeches, of petticoat size, good night." "Good night, Japhet; if I have any intelligence, I will

You may say, as the Mussulman goes,

That his garb is a fair comproinise let you know. Lady de Clare's address is No. 13 Park

"Twixt a kilt and a pair of small-clothes. Street. You will, of course, go there as soon as you can."

The Mooresses, shrouded in white, "I will, sir, after I have written my letters to my

Save two holes for their eyes that give room, friends at Reading."

Seem like corpses in sport or in spite, I returned home to reflect upon what Mr. Masterton

That have slily whipp'd out of the tomb. had told me, and, I must say, that I was not very well The old Jewish dames make me sick: pleased with his various information. His account of If I were the Devil, I declare, my mother, although she was no more, distressed me; Such hags should not mount a broom-stick and from the character which he gave of my father, I In my service, to ride through the air. felt convinced that my happiness would not be at all in. But, hipp'd and undined as I am, creased by my having finally attained the long-desired My hippogriff's course I must rein; object of my wishes. Strange to say, I had no sooner For ihe pain of my thirst is no sham, discovered my father, but I wished that he had never 'Though I'm bawling aloud for Champagne. turned up; and when I compared the peaceful and happy

Dinner 's brought; but their wines have no pith,state of existence which I had lately passed, with the prospects of what I had in future to submit to, I bitterly

They are flat as the Statutes at Law; repented that the advertisement had been seen by

And for all that they bring, my dear Smith, Timothy; still, on one point I was peculiarly anxious,

Would a glass of brown stont they could draw. without hardly daring to anatomise my feelings; it was

O'er each French trashy dish as I bend, relative to Cecilia de Clare, and what Mr. Masterton had My heart feels a patriot's grief; mentioned in the course of our conversation. The next And the round lears, O England ! descend, morning I wrote to Timothy and to Mr. Cophagus, giving When I think on a round of thy beef. them a short detail of what I had been informed of by Yes, my soul sentimentally craves Mr. Masterton, and expressing a wish, which I then British beer.—Hail! Britannia, hail! really did feel, that I had never been summoned away To thy flag on the foam of the waves, from them.

And the foam on thy fagons of ale. (To be continued.)

Yet I own, in this hour of my drought,

A dessert has most welcomely come;
There are peaches that melt in the mouth,

And grapes blue and big as a plum.
Freak OF NATURE.—A gentleman has brought to our

There are melons, too, luscious and greatoffice a pear, taken from a tree of the jargonelle species,

But the slices I eat shall be few in the garden of Mr. Thomas Milton, of Pershore, which

For from melons incautiously ate,

Melan.cholic effects might ensue. presents a very curious instance of the manner in which nature sometimes departs from her usual rules. When " Horrid pun!" you 'll exclaim; but be calm, the pear was partly grown, a blossom sprung from the Though my latter bears date, as you view, eye, and in due time another pear was formed; and From the land of the date-bearing palm, from the eye of this last pear another blossom appeared, I will palm no more puns upon you. and produced fruit: so that the pear is literally now

T. CAMPBELL. tria juncta in uno. It has been presented to the Natural History Society, and means will no doubt be taken to preserve it.-Worcester Journal.

* A mantle worn by the natives.

From the London Spectator. ruler of Egypt: he then set sail for Syria, and landed at DR. HOGG'S VISIT TO DAMASCUS AND

Tripoli. From this place he crossed Lebanon to Balbec,

and thence passed on to Damascus; where he arrived JERUSALEM.

soon after its occupation by the troops of Ibrahim Pasha. Within the memory of the present generation a journey His descriptions of this celebrated city and of its inha. to the Holy Land was in reality a pilgrimage, to be ac- bitants occupy a considerable portion of his work; and complished with nearly as much difficulty and privation after having exhausted the subjects which his time and as during the middle ages, so far as regarded Palestine means allowed him to investigate, he set off for Jerusa. itsel. The “ march of intellect” in Turkey and in Egypt, lem by way of Sidon, Tyre, and Acre, passing through the reforms effected both by sultan and pasha, and the the district of the Druses, and calling upon Lady Hester influence upon Mahomedan opinion which has been pro. Stanhope in his route. At the Holy City he was pre. duced by the spread of European commerce, by the great vented by illness from instituting many enquiries—a events of the Napoleonic wars, and more lately by the matter of slight importance in a spot which has been so successes of the Russian invasions, have considerably les often examined and described. As soon as he was sufsened the risks of traveling. For some years past, Syria, ficiently convalescent, he returned to Egypt and made a Palestine, and Asia Minor, with the exception of Dainas | trip up the Nile to the second cataract, of which tour he cus, have been accessible to any tourist who could submit gives a brief but spirited account in a single chapter. to the exertions and inconveniences of traveling in a One object of Dr. Hogg in publishing his travels was semi-barbarous country; and many movement-loving to throw a light on the present political condition of the persons, both English and foreign, have extended their countries through which he passed. His facts, however, grand tour_from Rome to Jerusalem and the Seven are not sufficiently numerous or important to render this Churches. This was all very well in itself, but, unluckily, a very conspicuous feature in his work, and the conc!o. they were determined to narrate their adventures to the sions to which they lead have little novelty. The main world without discriminating between the different posi. subjects of bis Visit are the incidents of traveling, the tions of themselves and their predecessors. A person scenery through which he passes, and the persons he who tells us something new is certain of attention; and, meets. Of his qualifications and manner we have al. if his information be incomplete or superficial, his readers ready spoken, but a few extracts will give a better notion receive it with every allowance when it has been snatched than any criticism. Here is a sample of the up at the peril of his life and amidst the necessary hurry

DISCIPLINE OF IBRAHIM'S ARMY. of a forced journey. But a man who travels rapidly over a beaten ground which is patent to the world at large "One evening, at Jaffa, as I returned from a solitary can see but little which has not been seen already; and walk on the shore, I remarked, on passing a barrack, an his observations not only want the freshness of novelty, Egyptian soldier, who hastily withdrew from an upper but this want is unredeemed in the reader's mind by the window. In a few moments he reappeared, and with an peculiar hazard or difficulty of making them.

air indicating rather contemptuous insult than mis. These remarks have an immediate application to the chievous intention, threw two large stones, which fell at work before us. Had Dr. Hogg visited a country of my feet. This outrage I could only resent by a menacing which we knew but little, his publication would have gesture; but resolved to complain to the authorities of so been a valuable addition to our books of travels, but the gross a violation of the pasha's promised protection. The districts he passed through have been lately traversed by consul took up the affair warmly, assuring me that I several tourists, and, amongst others, by the Rev. Vere should obtain justice; for he had himself with much satis. Munro; who not only sojourned in the same places, but faction lately witnessed the punishment of three soldiers appears to have devoled a longer time to the examination who had been detected trespassing in his garden outside of their curiosities than the doctor was enabled to bestow. the walls. Accompanied by the consular dragoman, I Hence the value of his sketches on the road have been instantly sought the military commander, was received rather deteriorated by the lateness of their appearance; with atientive civility, coffee and pipes were brought in, for though the route of each traveller and the circum. and my complaint made with the usual formalities. A stances atlending it were different, the generic features serjeant, promptly despatched to ascertain the offender, were the same. For this accidental drawback no blame returned in a few minutes with a procession into the hall. whatever attacies to Dr. Hogg: his movements appear First appear two athletic men, bearing large sticks, to have been in a measure regulated by a companion, and then a soldier, with a countenance evidently disturbed by his own health required those valetudinarian conveni apprehension. Two others followed, carrying a chain, ences which the more robust organisation of his reverend attached to a pole, and a few stragglers brought up the predecessor enabled him to laugh to scorn. These cir- rear. The process was summary; the dragoman, at my cumstances, however, are matter of regret ; for our author request, explaining to me sentence by sentence what possesses a quick and keen perception of character, a passed. The culprit made his salaam; and in reply to terse and animated style, with an occasional felicity of the question why he threw the stones, simply stated that expression that would have enabled him to produce a having found them on the floor, he had hurled them from series of capital sketches of Asiatic life, had time and the window without observing that any one was passing opportunity been allowed him to study it.

below. No further question was asked; but the officer, Dr. Hogg introduces himself to the reader as having taking his pipe from his mcuth, coolly pronounced, 'Give reached that point of life when a man may be allowed to him fifty' The soldier, without a word, laid himself on consider himself as neither old nor young. After some the floor, kicked off his shoes, and in a moment his feet years of successful practice in England, he retired to were firmly fixed in a loop made in the chain by the two Naples, to repair the inroads made by laborious exertion soldiers who held it. Sleeves were instantly tucked up on a constitution never robust ; and we are happy to learn and the stick raised; but ere it fell I sprung from the it has afforded him an agreeable retreat. In April, 1832, divan, and placing myself before the criminal, exclaimed an opportunity " presented itself of accompanying an in. La, la! ("No, no!) waving my hand to arrest the blow. telligent friend to the East;" and the doctor gladly availed I then desired the dragoman to thank the commandant himself of it. Proceeding by sea to Alexandria, they for his promptitude, to request that the punishment might touched at Sicily and Malta in their course, and remained be remitted, and to assure him that the only object of my long enough at each to enable our traveller to make some appeal was answered ; for the soldiers, aware that Frank agreeable observations. At Alexandria he saw what travellers were protected by the Egyptian government, there was to be seen; and amongst other curiosities the would now be convinced that they were entitled to re

ACRE AFTER THE SIEGE.

spect. The officer, without moving a muscle, replied, long plaits, and to the extremities of these a considerable • If you wish him to be punished, there is the offender; number of small gold coin were attached; while others if you are satisfied, let him go.' On leaving the bar. had rows of these coins arranged round their forebeads, rack, I perceived that the termination of this disagreeable or suspended in their ears. Their eye-lashes were affair was satisfactory to the soldiers; for smiles, and blackened with antimony and their nails stained with taib, taib, (good, good,) greeted me on every side, although henna. The capacious trousers of one of the exbibilors the worthy consul shook his head when he heard the tale, were of gold and silver brocade, cnriched with spangles, fearing that such unprecedented clemency might tend to and the waist of this lady was enriched with a solid diminish European importance."

Cashmere shawl. Their necks and wrists were loaded The following is another example in a different way; with heavy metallic necklaces and bracelets, to which, in -a proof of how soon a barbarian becomes an adept in one instance, massive anklets were superadded. The scientific destruction.

ballet was commenced by a dancer whose steps were slow and little varied, but in the movenient of whose

arms there was occasionally something graceful as she “Acre, of less extent than we had anticipated, and raised them over her head to strike together a pair of occupying a projection of land, with the sea enclosing a cymbals that she held in her hands. Another soon third of its circuit, is now a dreary, uninhabited waste- joined her, and proceeded in the sanje monotonous style; a melancholy picture of devastation and ruin. Closely but the dance quickly degenerated into a species of rebesieged for five months and twenty-one days, during volting pantomime, an exhibition of looks and gestures which time upwards of thirty-five thousand shells were without grace or elegance, and such as long habit alone thrown into the town, not a single habitation has escaped could allow in any country to be tolerated. The tam. uninjured. Whole streets are blocked up with half de bourine player occasionally assisted the instruments with molished houses, and others are filled to the first story his voice, and some of his notes were not unmelodious; with fractured remnants of roofs and foors. Every door but his affected tones of tenderness were accompanied and window has been torn down and consumed for fuel, with so much grimace as often to produce a ludicrous shattered arches and toltering walls still seem to menace effect. The whole scene excited only a feeling of pity destruction, and narrow passages through heaps of rub- and disgust, and we quitted it before the first set of dan bish afford the only access to various parts of the town. cers, fatigued by their exertions, were replaced by the One of the principal bazaars it would be dangerous to sccond.”. enter; and another, of spacious dimensions, has only been The observations at Damascus, the stronghold of Ma. saved by an arched roof from entire destruction. hoinedan bigotry, have not in themselves the variety and

“Near the magnificent mosque built by the atrocious depth that might have been expected; and such as they Jezzar, a handsome fountain, within a sort of Chinese are they depend for their effect upon the perusal of the pavilion, protected by a beautiful grating of bronze, has whole. The most striking passages too have been for happily escaped. Here a flight of steps leads into a court, some time before the public, through an early notice surrounded by a hall demolished cloister, resting on small in the Foreign Quarterly. Quitting, therefore, the Sy. columns of coloured marble. The pavement, richly varie. riac part of the work, we will close with a few passages gated, had been shaded with groups of palm and plane from the European section, which, after all, is the best trees, and two richly ornamented fountains were buried and the most effectively written. beneath the fragments of handsome domes. The interior, richly lined with compartments of coloured marble, was sur nounted with a spacious and lofty cupola, every In Malta I had remarked large arm-chairs, furnished wiicre shivered and perforated. It was gaudily painted, with rockers, in two different drawing-rooms, and one decorated with Arabic inscriptions, and still sustained by also in a shop that I casually entered, which led me to fractured portions of a beautiful colonnade. On one side, enquire if the use of such chairs, confined to the nursery near the gallery, stood a high pulpit of Cipolino marble, in England, was common here. To my great surprise, and the rich mosaic floor, cruelly mutilated and strewed I was informed that the custom of using rocking-chairs with book covers, was heaped with broken masses of por. had been imported from America; and a lady, to whom phyry and granite, among which lay an enormous bronze the adventure occurred, greatly entertained me by relat. crescent that had fallen from the summit of the domne. ing the effect produced on herself and her daughters by Shot and shells had here made fearful havoc; the books the first sight of a family rocking scene. had been carried off as a trophy, and the court without “This lady, soon after her arrival, had occasion to rewas converted into a military station."

turn a visit to an American family, recently settled here.

The party visited consisted of a father, mother, and three THE FAR PAMED EGYPTIAN ALMES.

grown-up young people, all somewhat of a tall, spare "So much had been said of the extraordinary per- make, with that sort of primitive mien which seems to formances of the almés, or public dancers, who are always characterise the inhabitants of some of the States. The summoned to enliven with their exhibitions the festivities visiters took their places on a sofa in the drawing-room, with which both Turkish and Levantine families cele. and the family arranged themselves opposite, according brate marriages, baptisms, and other happy events that to their seniority, in arm-chairs. When the first civilities lead to the assembling of their friends, that we gladly had passed, and conversation had begun to fag, the lady took advantage of an offer made to us to witness their of the house, whose appearance and cap were alike soune skill. On this occasion, a corps de ballet consisted of what starched, proceeded with much composure to rock four female dancers, whose agile evolutions were regu- herself in her chair. The young people—their civil lated by an orchestra composed of three male performers, speeches concluded with an easy unconcern, one by seated on the ground. One of these played the dulcimer, one, followed their mother's example. At length the the second a sort of violin with a single string, and the father, who had hitherto borne the principal burden of third a small tambourine inlaid with mother-of-pearl. conversation, seemed unconsciously to fall into the same The personal appearance of the ladies was any thing but movement. Thus seated, in rather an awful semicircle, altractive; and their gaudy and bespangled finery such as and all gently indulging in the same soothing exercise, would have equally suited performers of a similar class the impression upon the strangers was quite astounding. in the front of a booth at Bartholomew Fair. They were The lady, who had hardly recovered from the effects of variously and curiously dressed, two of them only being ber voyage, began to grow dizzy, and to think with disnatives of Egypt. One had her hair arranged behind in may of what she had suffered on board; while her young

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companions, highly entertained with so novel a scene, habits of a nation cannot be changed as quickly as their had great difficulty to restrain their mirth. They gladly rulers or their forms of government; nor skill and in. made their visit as short as was consistent with the cus. dustry substituted at once for awkwardness and sloth. tomary forms, heartily rejoiced to make their escape If, however, the prospect of immediate advantage were without disturbing the gravity of the party by an invo. greater than we believe it to be, we should be unwilling luntary laugh."

lo aim at procuring it by the costly means which Dr. Hogg's suggestions would end in. To him, in his retreat

at Naples, eastern interference, followed by an eastern “ The Highlander, wherever he serves, still maintains war, might be an agreeable excitement; but those who his ancient national characteristics. Here, as elsewhere, live in England naturally consider the probable cost of he is distinguished by a lofty, independent bearing, that endeavouring to accomplish paper possibilities. almost amounts in appearance, but in appearance only, to an insolent insubordination; and he not unfrequently exhibits a somewhat arrogant assumption of knowing exactly his duty, and a dogged determination not to over.

From the Monthly Review. step it a single inch.

The Linwoods ; "Sixty Years since" in “This has recently been exemplified in a ludicrous America. By Miss Sedgwick. London: occurrence that took place here. A medical officer not Churton. 1835. very popular in the regiment observed one day, on quit. ting the military hospital, that a Highlander on duty did

This is one of the most refined novels we ever not give bim the customary salute. The doctor stood read, both in conception and execution. The still, looking fiercely at the sentinel

, as well to remind authoress is deservedly considered the first female him of his neglect as to afford him an opportunity of re. writer in this department, that America has propairing his remissness. “What for d’ye look at me?' said duced. She has a deep and tender insight as reSandy, with an oblique toss of the head and a sarcastic gards human nature, especially in developing the wrinkling of the upper lip and nose. You don't know female heart: indeed “The Linwoods” affords a me, perhaps ? replied the outraged Esculapian, or don't happy proof, that the sex can best describe themknow your duty?”. Know ye!' said Sandy with a louk selves. But Miss Sedgwick has other superior of ineffable disdain ; I know ye weel enou', and know my duty ton; and that is to salute the uniform of the ser talents as a novelist, for with all her feminine vice; but if folk choose to come here without the regula: sympathy, she possesses mighty power, whether tion cap, they need no' look for the compliment fra the she addreses herself to the loftier' feelings of our like o' ine.'"

nature or to our intellect. Her patriotism, for example, is pure and exalted, and though it be with

silken cords, she yet binds us to her principles " The complicated miseries of an illness at sea can only irresistibly and pleasureably. In short, when be estimated by those who have unfortunately experienced carried along with her in this captive style, it is them. Every portion of space on board is necessarily with a high and perfect love for the writer herself appropriated to its special use; and this is so nicely cal filling the heart, along with the charms of the culated, that the wretched sufferer is in every body's tale, or the beauty of the characters that appear way, and thus feels acutely the embarrassment of his in.

in it. voluntary helplessness. The imprisoned inmates of a

The period of American history which she has loaded vessel, ill at ease perhaps themselves, with few external objects to occupy their attention, seem to allow chosen for her tale, is, as the title intimates, one a portion of the ordinary charities of human nature to that must ever possess unparalleled interest to the

She has inbecome dormant. Scarcely a word or look of sympathy children of the United States. is bestowed upon thc invalid ; ' few and far between' are troduced some celebrated names, that are the the enquiries how he fares; and it seems as if the cus- property of history, such as Washington, La tomary restraints of civilised socicty alone saved him Fayette, Sir Henry Clinton, and some others. from being trampled upon by every passing foot, or But yet it is much more of a domestic than an histhrown overboard, like any other nuisance.

torical novel; her aim being to exhibit the feeling “ I now quite understand the feeling that impels our of the times she speaks of, which necessarily afwretched fowls in the hencoop to harass and drive from ford a rich field for the painter of picturesque their food such of their companions as droop and hang domestic features. In doing so, by the vividness the wing. Rendered furious by the irksomeness of con of her imagination, the truth of her colouring, and finement, in a space that hardly allows then to move the tenderness and gracefulness of her sentiments, their animosity is directed against those deprived, by debility, of the power of self-defence. One of these she has produced a most fascinating, affecting, miserable victims, let out to-day upon deck as a relief and even instructive work. The story abounds from incessant persecution, instantly flew into the sea, with heart-stirring events and incidents, and with as if resolutely bent upon self-destruction. A boat was a finely varied and contrasted array of characters. immediately lowered, our live stock not being abundant; Eliot Lee is to our heart's delight as a republican but its apparent design had succeeded so well, that before -a proper officer under Washington; a young it could be taken up its sufferings bad come to a close.” man who has all that is natural in an unsophisti

The author informs us that, since his return, a British cated but cultivated mind, whether as a lamb by commerce has sprung up with Damascus, which he thinks the fireside, or a lion in the field. Isabella Linwill lead to important results; and in an Appendix he wood is perhaps more of the heroine than he is furnishes a short account of the commodities which are of the hero, in elevation of mind, strength of imported thither, and the return the Damascenes are enabled to yield. That, under a tolerable government, principle, and devotedness to duty. But to us the inhabitants of Asia Minor would become large con Bessie Lee is the most original, as she is the most sumers of manufactured goods, and producers of many tender creation in the whole performance. A of the most valuable raw commodities, there can be no sweeter, gentler, more innocent, yet more sensidoubt. But to accoinplish this will require time: the tively frail image never appeared to the muse's

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eye. Then there is Lady Anne, a spirited, self- | both my legs. Cheer up, widow, and thank the Lord complacent, light-hearted, and truth-loving girl, you've got such a son to offer up to your country—the who to some will appear a more natural character richer the gift, the better the giver, you know, but I Very many of the passages in which these several don't wonder you feel kind o' qualmish at the thoughts !

of losing the lad. Come, Master Hale, can't you say personages and many others figure, possess striking power and faithful delineation, in which the something ? A little bit of Greek, or Latin, or 'most

any thing, to keep up their sperits, at the last gasp as it writer's own lovely mind is ever conspicuous. were.' But any thing farther from us, than this slight in “ The good schoolmaster, quite unruffled, proceeded to troduction, as respects the current of the story, offer Eliot a time-worn Virgil; and finished by expresswe should be sorry to offer here, excepting a few ing his hopes, that he would imitate Cæsar in maintainscenes, gleaned without connection or much ing his studies in the camp, and keep the scholar even. selection, where we find it in our power to do so, handed with the soldier.' from the moderate compass and completion of the

“ Eliot charmed the old pedagogue, by assuring him he pictures. Our first extract regards the departure should be more apt at imitating Cæsar's studies ihan his of the plain, affectionate, but determined Eliot soldiership, and himself bestowed Virgil in his portmanLee to offer himself as a volunteer to the great republican chief. There is a pathos both melting thing scandalised that, as she said, no serious truth had

" A good lady now stepped forth, and seeming some. and humorous in it, that can escape none who are been spoken at this peculiar seasou,' she concluded a acquainted with homely loves and weaknesses.

technical exhortation by giving Eliot a pair of stockings, “ Bessie was sitting beside her brother, her head on into which she had wrought St. Paul's description of the his shoulder, and crying as if her heart went out with gospel armour. The Scripture,' she feared, did not every sob. The youngest boy, Hal, sat on Eliot's knee, often find its way to the camp; and she thought a paswith one arın round his neck, i.is cheek lying on Bessie's, sage might be blessed, as a single kernel of wheat, even dropping tear after tear, sighing, and half wondering

sown among lares, sometimes produced its like.' why it was so.

“ Eliot thanked her, and said, it was in possible to The good mother had arrived at that age when grief have too much of the best thing in the world; but he rather congeals the spirit than melts it. Her lips were hoped she would have less solicitude about him, when he compressed, her eyes tearless, and her movements tremu. assured her that his mother had found place for a pocket lous. She was busying herself in the last offices, doing Bible in bis portmanteau.' up parcels, taking last stitches, and performing those

" A meek looking creature now stole up to Mrs. Lee, services that seem to have been assigned to women as

and putting a roll of closely compressed lint into her safety valves for their effervescing feelings.

hand, said, 'tuck it in with his things, Miss Lee. Don't “A neat table was spread with ham, bread, sweetmeats, let it scare you—I trust he will dress other people's cakes, and every delicacy the house afforded-all were wounds, not his own with it.-My! that will come nauntasted. Not a word was heard except such broken tural to him. It's made from the shirt Mr. Eliot stripped sentences as . Come Bessie, I will promise to be good if from himself, and tore into bandages for my poor Sam, you will to be happy!

that time he was scalt. Mr. Eliot was a boy then, but " Eliot, how easy for you-how impossible for me!'

lić has the same heart now.' “ The sacred scene was now broken in upon by some

" Mrs. Lee dropped a tear on the lint, as she stowed it well-meaning but untimely visiters. Elint's approaching away in the closely packed portmanteau. departure had created a sensation in Westbrook; the

"There comes crazy Anny !' exclaimed the children; good people of that rustic place not having arrived at the and a woman appeared at the door, scarcely past middle refined stage in the progress of society, when emotion age, carrying in her hand a pole, on which she had ied and fellow feeling are not expressed, or expressed only thirteen strips of cloth of every colour, and stuck thien by certain conventional forms. First entered Master over with white paper stars. "Her face was pale and Hale, with Miss Sally Ryal. Master Hale • hoped it was

weather-worn and her eye sunken, but brilliant with the no intrusion;' and Miss Sally answered, ' by no means ;

wild flashing light that marks insanity. The moment she had come to lend a helping hand, and not to intrude' her eye fell on Eliot, her imagination was excited—whereupon she bustled about, helped herself and her : Glory to the Lord !' she cried_glory to the Lord! A companion to chairs, and unsettled every body else in the leader hath come forth from among my people ! Go on, Mrs. Lee assumed a more tranquil mien; poor of the widow and the blessings of the childless! This

Eliot Lee, and we will gird thee about with the prayers Bessie suppressed her sobs, and withdrew to a window, and Eliot tried to look composed and manly. The child is comfort! But you could not confort me, Eliot Lee, ren, like springs relieved from a pressure, reverted to though you spoke like an angel, that time you was sent to their natural state, dashed off their tears, and began me with the news the boy was shot.'"-vol. i. p. 115-25. whispering among themselves. Miss Sally produced from her work-bag a comforter for Mr. Eliot, of her own

Eliot is entrusted, in the course of his military knitting, which she trusted would keep out the cold and service, by Washington, with despatches to Sir rheumatism;' and she was kindly showing him how to Henry Clinton at New York, with ihe protection, adjust it, when she spied a chain of braided hair around of course, of a flag of truce, and has the honour his neck,- Ah, ha, Mr. Eliot, a love token" she ex. to dine there with the royalist governor and a claimed. " "Yes, it is,' said little Fanny, who was watching her to a good deal of annoyance, partly from the

number of the British, where he has to submit proceedings : Bessie and I cut locks of hair from all neglect, and partly from the impertinence of some the children's heads and mother's, and braided it for him; of the guests. A Major St. Clair chooses to be and I guess it will warm his bosom more than your com- facetious at the expense of Eliot, in relation to forter will, Miss Sally.' “ Visiters now began to throng. One man in a green

the commissariat department of what was called old age, who had lost a leg at Bunker's Hill, came hob- the rebel army; and after being pestered a good bling in, and clapping Eliot on the shoulder said, “This deal by this popinjay of a major, who asks how is you, my boy! This is what I wanted to see your do you live? Eliot, with a burst of manly pride, father's son a-doing : I'd go too, if the rascals had left me

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