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the smile, and passing away of all clouds when, have proved that there are some who are truly through the half-open door, voices were heard concerned for your welfare: for their sakes, if on the staircase.

not for your own, curb your unruly spirit. Mr. “There are the girls. Helen, darling, Mrs. Mainwaring wishes to see you, and he leaves Gainsborough is here."

early to-morrow." I sat with them in the orchard for nearly an “I'll not vex him if I can help it,” he said ; hour, discussing contemplated alterations and "shall I go to him, or is he coming here?” improvements in Darliston Hall. Mr. Main- “He knows you are very unwell: keep to waring hoped they might be at liberty to spend your sofa, and, if you will take my advice, be as Christmas there, and though at the present silent as you can, Hear him, and think twice pleasant season a summer house in the orchard before you speak.” sufficed to content thein, it was manifestly “Ah, he's what you women think a very fasdesirable there should be other accommodation cinating person; but his appearance is anything for the winter. At the last Arden filled my but charming to me, I can tell you. However, pockets with choice pears, which he had mounted I know which way my interest lies--I mean to å tall tree to gather, and as I cried “enough," keep a quiet tongue in my head if he don't try good-humouredly reminded me I should want me too much." some for my pet-lamb.

I ushered Mr. Mainwaring in, and sat down i Happiness ought to make men merciful, and with my work at the table. No salutations ht was very plain that Mr. Mainwaring was passed, only Grant made a change in his posi

appy; but it pleased me as well on Grant's tion on the sofa so as to face the visitor.. thcount as his own. I was the more desirous * You have considered my proposal, I hope,

'at the best possible feeling should subsist Mr. Wainwright?" b Petween the two, in that I heard it was probable “Yes," was the answer, "I do not think you that day's post might bring my friends march- quite understood me." He paused, as if he exing orders. Mr. Mainwaring promised if those pected Mr. Mainwaring to speak; but, as he orders brooked no delay, he would drive over continued silent, proceeded : " Helen has made in the evening and bring me to spend another her choice, and will abide by it, I know. I hour with Helen. It was so: when I met him threw away my chance when I had it, and ain at the door he told me they were to start for not such a fool as to suppose now that I have London early next morning, and on the follow- any against you. I never had any skill in ing day proceed to Paris.

winning women's affections ; you have, and I "Helen is not afraid of the journey,” he said. daresay can keep what you gain if you please.” “Miss Ainslie and Alice have been very kind in I wished he had minded my counsel better. assisting ber this afternoon in packing her The last sentence sounded either like flattery apology for a trousseau. If, as is likely, I am or sarcasm, and I could tell it would not required to be very busy while I am in Paris, I please. hope she will be able to find some amusement “Mr. Wainwright,” Arden said, “I am not in shopping and sight-seeing in company with here to discuss questions of feeling with you, a lady now residing there, who was one of my and will have no word said on the subject of earliest friends; I have written already reques affection between my wife and myself ; it is our ing she will seek a suitable fille de chambre to own affair. I have heard from Mrs. Gainsattend my wife. And now, Mrs. Gainsborough, borough that you ground your opposition to I have this affair to settle. In what humour what I believed a reasonable demand, on the shall I find your patient this evening?"

idea that, as a relative, it is still your duty to “ He has suffered much from pain in the side; stand prepared to defend your cousin. GrantI fear you may find bim irritable. However, ing full force to the adverse circumstances leadhe is certainly more anxious for favour at your ing to my marriage, what right or reason have hands. His sister in London has written to you for supposing I shall fail in supporting my bim again."

wife in the position towards myself or others “I have a Lancaster newspaper you must see; which is ber due, or cause her to regret she has the horse-dealer Benson's confession is in it. trusted to my protection in life?". He says a good deal on the subject of Witham's " It is not my interest to offend you, Mr. attempts upon the heiress-that was one on the Mainwaring; but, can you say that no woman marsh!"

hitherto has trusted to your protection, and not “I thought 80; and does he mention Grant found cause to rue it? What of Mary Wainwright?"

Granger ?" " Yes --in a manner that will not at all flatter "Mary Granger ? Who is she?" him-but it shows the part he played was “Do you mean to deny her very name p”. rather that of a fool than rogue. It may be as "I do deny recollection of it, Mr. Wainwell I should not take him by surprise; will you wright: you have suffered yourself to be let him know I wish to speak with him! And, deluded into believing some fable!" Mrs. Gainsborough, stay with us; your “No such thing, Mr. Mainwaring. If only presence may influence him for good !!!

Witham bad told me of it, I should have classed I went into the drawing-room and said, it with the rest of his lies, but I have seen Mary “ Grant, I am sure depends on yourself to Granger in London and heard from her own have that which hangs over you removed. You lips quite enough coupled with what I already

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knew. I can mention the names of a: least “ You would bave done better if you had three gentlemen whose respectability you cannot boxed her ears." deny—they all saw you kiss ber and give her Perhaps it would have been a wiser charity; money !" DJ Indi berri but courtesy coines most readily."

Mary Granger ? I was sure I had heard the You wrote to her and sent her presents. name before, and that it was down somewhere You gave her your watch.". in my diary. "B“109: 1100 W 1! HIC : ;*: *** suo "Surmise, Mr. Wainwright, and altogether

wrong. I have worn the same watch these ten waring" said. “When a'boy I was rather pro- years ; it was my father's." fuse with inoney and possibly with kisses also * She told me so. At least, Mr. Mainwaring

, though I think I can say they rarely went to- fair that I should say she did not mention gether. I can recal no such matter in connec

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a loss man who misled her made it seein as plain as to imagine 2 of the surt that isaron possible it was your could be no other. the matter between us. Unless you can show it Besides, you had dealings with Kirby; you sold may, it would be better to o return to that matter.

Your horses to him." We are keeping Mrs. Gainsborough tvaiting." "I did sell two horses to a person of that

"Perhaps Mrs. Gainsborough had better be name; he bought them out of the stables at putting on her bonnet,” suggested Grant. Cardington. What had he to do with the

I could tell his temper was fairly up:
“I am in no particular hurry," I said.

He married her last March, but she says “Well, go or stay, as you please : ,only I he bas a wife living." was going to speak of this boyish affair o? Mr. The missing liuk in my memory was now Mainwaring's, and it might be difficult to put supplied, and others brought into connection it in words 6t for a lady to bear, ne I rose, exceedingly annoyed." Mr. Main. with it. I spoke :

"Grant, will you state precisely what words waring rose too and arrested my leaving 1 His of Mrs. Kirby's led to your supposing Mr. colour was somewhat higher tban usual, but bis glance reassured me.

Mrs. Gainshorough, he ainwaring was the person she was speaking said, " I'entreat you to stay. There is no truth Mrs. Gainsboroughi," he said, “I did not that can be said of me in canneetion with any hear her speak it all myself, she was more woman in the world which is unfit for you to reserved with me. 1 listen 'to. "If you leave now I cannot accord gentleman whose name I ought not perhaps 10

as young. It was a Mr. Wainwright that grace I came prepared mention, but whose veracity canuot be questo grart; it will bear the appearance of a tioned, who first saw her in London. She was compromise."

in great distress, and asked money from him Proceed, sis,

sir, he continued, and it it may to pay ber lodging, as the man she had married spare Mrs. Gainsborough the recital of a scanda- had taken all from her and abandoned her. lous tale, I will allow our positions to be re It was known it was all wrong with her before versed, and give you leave to question me she fled from her stepfather's, and be, the respecting my past conduct. Only, leave our gentleman, asked how she could have been such Furmise, and keep to what you have heard on a fool as to be led away by' such a man as respectable authority.

Kirby, a The quiet fearlessness of Mr. Mainwaring's

that he was young tone and mien was not without effect on Grant / Confessed it was anord, in years. Then she

good-looking. A grand gentleman who I believe he did think twice before he next might be a lord some day, anal whom all the spoke.

fine ladies were in love with. He had given ber Squire Boradaile, of the Leas, Mr. Thorpe, handsome presents and she was sure he would of Branxton, and James Prendergast, the have married her, only he was in difficulties, and younger, were the three gentlemen I referred to his friends ir sisted on his marrying some one I shall not say which of the three was my with a fortunes,; He took me to her lodgings informant."

and I questioned her myself on the last point : “ Very good witnesses ; }, and I remember she did not deny that it was my cousin sbe what they witnessed. But I thought the girl meant by the lady with money." was old Martin the gardener's daughter?'

Grant, might not an ignorant country girl, “No, he married her mother, and she's dead." taking all bis professions for granted, say all Worse shame to the villuin, whoever he was this-of Witham?" that led her astray." 17.5"!!!!

"Witham ?" Grant repeated į his face under: “ So be it. I'never saw her from that hour went a succession of varied changes of to this.”

expression, and muttering something between “You admit that you kissed her pus

bis teeth, te sunk back on the sola. I was “I admit it. We were bound for the hunt afraid he was fainting; but presently be appeared and all brought flowers from her. I had to to recorer, and looked to me for further inforask her for change. While putting the flower mation. in my coat she asked me how I would have it. I told that Mrs. Merrivale had informed me Her pretty face said kiss me' as plain as if sbe that a girl she knew, who had been beguiled by bad spoken the words. I kissed her." the Aatteries of this pretended gentleman, and

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LETTERS, &c., OF LORD BYRON.

Ravenna, Jan. 2, 1820. other day in a curricle. If he had said a canoe

What does she say now, when, if it would have been much more likely. And I can believe the papers, the very members of you-what have your five years done? Governinent are transferring property even to in short, we are five years older in fact, and I at the French funds ? . since, if the least ten in appearance.

So, for funds were to go, you do not suppose that I Murray is gathered to his masters as you say, would sit down quietly under it. No; in that the very ghosts have died with him. Newstead case I will make one amongst them, if we are to and he went almost together, and now the B's come to buffeting, and perhaps not the mildest. must earn them out another inheritance. If I would wish to finish my days in quiet; but, had had a son I should never have parted with should the time arrive when it becomes the ne- it ....... These, concurring with other cessity of every man to act, however reluctantly, circumstances, rendered the disposal of the upon the circumstances of the country, I won't Abbey necessary, and not improper. .... I be roused up for nothing; and if I do take a can say little to you of Italy, except that it is in part it will be such a one as my opinion of man- avery distracted state. In England The has kind-a temper not softened by what it has been bountiful to scandal-mongers. seen and undergone, a mind grown indifferent You see what those sort of fellows are (coun. to pursuits and results, but capable of efforts sellors), and how they prey on a cause of this and strength under oppression or stimulus, but kind, like crows on carrion.

I have without ambition, because it looks upon all got a flourishing family (besides A.). Here are human attempts as conducting to no rational two cats, six dogs, a badger, a falcon, a tame or practical advantage~would induce me to crow, and a monkey. The fox died, and a adopt. .. .And perhaps such a man, civit cat ran away. With the exc ion of an forced to act from necessity, would, with the occasional civil war about provisions they agree temper I have described, be about as dangerous to admiration, and do not make much more an animal as ever joined in ravage.

noise than a well-behaved nursery. I have also There is nothing I should dread more than to eight horses, four carriages, and go prancing trust to my own temper, or to have to act in about daily, at present up to the middle in mire, such scenes as I think must soon ensue in for here have been the autumnal rains, and England. It is this made me think of South drenched everything-amongst other things America, or the Cape, or Turkey, or anywhere myself yesterdayI got soaked through 80 that I can but preserve my independence cloak and all, and the horse through his skin, I of means to live withal. But if, in this coming believe. . . crash, my fortunes are to be swept down with

Ravena, Nov. 9, 1820, the rest, why, then, the only barrier which You will, I hope, have received a long letter holds me aloof from taking a part in these from me, not long ago. has just written miserable contests being broken down, I shall that Waite is dead. Poor fellow! he and Blake fight my battle too, with what success I know both deceased. What is to become of our hair not, but with what moderation I know but too and teeth?* The hair is less to be minded: well,

anybody can cut hair, though not so well ; but If you but knew how I despise and abhor all the mouth is a still more serious concern. Has these men, and all these things, you would ea- he no successor ? pray tell the next best, for sily suppose how reluctantly I contemplate being what am I to do for brushes and powder? And called upon to act with or against any of the then the children-what will become of their parties. All I desire is to preserve what re- jaws ? Such men ought to be immortal, and mains of the fortunes of our house, and then not your stupid heroes, orators, and poe ts. Bethey may do as they please. The other day I sides, I liked him with all his coxcombry. Let wrote to you from here, Address to Venice as me know what we are all to do, and to whom we usual.

can have recourse for our cleaning, scaling, and Ravenna, Oct. 18, 1820. powder ..... How is 's rabbit-warren

Sir Walter Scott says, in the be- of a family? I gave you an account of mine in ginning of “ The Abbot,"that “every five years my last letter. The child is well, but the we find ourselves another and yet the same, with a change of views, and no less of light, in which we regard them, a change of motives favourite dentist. He was a great dandy, and had

* Waite, as will be perceived, was Lord Byron's as well as of actions.” This, I presume, ap- the happiest opinion of his own personal attractions. plies still more to those who have passed their He particularly piqued himself on inflicting little or no five years in foreign countries. For my part I pain on his patients, and occasionally dismissed persuppose

I am two others, for it seems some fool sons, who came to have large teeth drawn, with the has been betting that he saw me in London the remark, “I am not a butcher I'

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monkey has got acough, and the tame crow has will certainly come for all that, either here or in lately suffered from the headache. has some other part of Italy. This has a little been bled for a witch, and looks flourishing pacified the expectants. You will think this is again. Pray write. Excuse this short scrawl, a fiction; inquire further, then. The populace &c., &c.

actually used to go and kiss the fellow's feet in Genoa, Oct. 12, 1822. the streets. His sermon, however, had small My date will inform you that I am an hun- effect upon some, for they gave a ball on the dred miles or better nearer to you than I was. third, and a tradesman brought me an overAddress to Genoa, where we all are for the pre- charge on the same day, upon which, I threasent, i.e., the family of Count Gamba, who left tened him with the friar, but he said that that Romagna in 1821 with us on account of was a reason for being paid on the third, as he the political troubles, together with myself, had a sum to make up for his last accounts. &c., &c.

There seem to have been ailkinds of tempests all I was for four days confined to my bed in the over the globe, and, for my part, it would not surworst inn's worst room at Servia, on my way prise me if the earth should get a little tired of here. No physician except a young Italian in the tyrants and slaves who disturb her surface. no practice, .. both sides have hitherto I have also had a love-letter from Pimlico, from proceeded as they did in the feudal times, when a lady whom I never saw in my life, for having people used to shake hands, with iron gaunt- written “ Don Juan”! I suppose that she is iets on, through a hole in a door, after being either mad........ Do you remember Consearched for concealed arms by way of ascer- stantia and Echo and la Swissesse and all my taining the sincerity of their politeness.

other inamoriti? when I was “gentle and

juvenile, curly and gay,and was myself in love Alboni, Genoa, Nov. 7th, 1822. with a certain silly person...... But I have I have yours of the 25th. My illness is quite grown very good now, and think all such things gone; it was only at Servia. "On the fourth vanities—which is a very proper opinion at night I had got a little sleep, and was thirty-four, I always say four till the five is out. wearied, that, though there were three slight Since I last wrote I had written the enclosed shocks of an earthquake that frightened the letter, which I did not send, thinking it useless. whole town into the street, neither they por You will please to recollect that you would not the tumult awakened me. We have had a be required to know any Italian acquaintances deluge here, which bas carried away half the of mine. The Countess of Ghas a distant country between this and Genoa (about two quarter of the city, and generally lives with her miles or less distant); but, being on a hill, we father and brother, who were exiled on account were only nearly knocked down by the light- of politics, and she obliged to go with them, or ning, and battered by columns of rain, and our be shut up in a convent. We are all in the lower floor afloat, with the comfortable view of same house just now, only because our ambasthe whole landscape under water, and people sador recommended it "It is safer for them in screaming out of their garret windows : two these suspicious times. As to our liaison, you bridges swept down, and our next-door neigh- know that all foreign ladies and most English bours, à cobler, a wig-maker, and a ginger- have an amitié of the same kind, or not 80 bread haker, delivering their whole stock to the good, perhaps, as ours has lasted nearly four elements, which marched away with a quantity years. of shoes, several perukes, and ginger-bread in

Genoa, Dec. 22nd, 1822. all its branches. The whole came on so sud

My real instructions are in a letter denly that there was no time to prepare. Think, to Murray of last summer, and the simples, only, at the top of a hill, of the road being an possible, as well as the inscription. But it has impassable cascade, and a child being drowned been my lot through life to be never pardoned a few yards from its own door (as we heard say), and almost always misunderstood; however, I in a place where water is, in general, a rare will go on and fight it out--at least till I survive commodity:. Well, after all this, comes a (if it should be so) the few who would be sorry preaching-friar, and says, that the day of judg. that they had outlived me. The story of this ment will take place positively on the fourth, child's burial is the epitome or miniature of the with all kinds of tempest and what not, in con- story of my life. My regard for her and my sequence of which, the whole city (except some attachment for the spot where she is buried impious scoffers) sent him presents to arrest (Harrow) made me wish that she should be the wrath of heaven by his prayers; and even buried where, though I never was happy, I was the public authorities have warned the captains once less miserable as a boy, in thinking I of ships, who, to mend the matter, almost all should be buried; and you see how they have bought new cables and anchors by way of wea- distorted this, as they do everything, into some thering the gale: but the fourth turned out a story about

I have not read the book very fine day. All those who had paid their you mention, nor indeed heard of it. I am glad money are excessively angry, and insist upon that you like “ · Werner." The story of the either having the day of judgment or their cash “German's Tale” from which I took it had a again ; but the friar's device seems to be “no strange effect upon me when I read it as a boy, mouey to be returned,"and be says he merely made and it has haunted me ever since, from some a mistake in the time, for the day of judgment singular conformity between it and my ideas

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