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respect and reverence we look to there were formerly on it 28 notches the gården bówer where this good'man said to denote the 28 years

of meditated, and we cannot help cherish- cution, but these are now worn out by ing an inward dignity, when inmates rust-Captain Paton used this sword of the domicile which has harboured on all occasions. from the persecutions of tyranny, the “ Linen Flag,” on the left side sacred heads 'of those may well near the top, is a representation of an be denominated the « Scots worthies," open Bible, with the words “ Verbum byt of whom indeed the world was not Dei” on it. To the right side, on a worthy. The Relics (of which we are line with the Bible, is the Crown suphereafter to speak) of any of these ported by a Thistle. Beneath is read men, may indeed appear to some of in antique capitals little value, but to their Biographer PuigiGK FOR GOD

CwNTRY they would not iso. They were the property of men whose lives he had AND COVENANTED WORK ..

Bademy spent much time investigating—whose

OP REFORMATION, deeds and memories were precious in

“ Drum."— The cylinder is made his eyesr-and the every incident and minute characteristic and traditionary

of oak, the rims of ash, the place for story connected with them, handed beating on, appears to be some kind from father to 'son ; all could not fail

of prepared skin, known to be used at:

the battle of Bothwell and Drumclog, to give to these so many identities, a zest, which no other than he could

and always taken out with Captain

Paton. savour, and which would make them,

" Pair of Drumsticks” made of a to be regarded by him little short of the

sort of black mahogany.

16V, persons themselves. These, like the

“ Books of Manuscripts" apparentbones of the Patriarch Joseph carried through the wilderness by his people, ingly containing Sermons, Oaths, Do

ly written by different hands, seemhave doubtless, with injunctions no less sacred, been produced as a memorial of the books we found the names of

cuments, &c. On the board of one of the times of firy trial.

Cargil, Bruce, and Wm. Guthrie, &c.

Part of the sermons have been pub-
L::RELICS.

lished.
Captain John Paton's Bible,"
octavo size, Printed at London, 1652. The life of Captain John Paton is
On the back of the Frontispiece the fully detailed in the « Historical ac-
following is printed in capitals with a count of the Scots Worthies," where
pen
Captain John Paton's Bible those who feel an interest, may read

his wife down of the He was born at Meadow-head, in the scaffold where h he was executed for the Parish of Fenwick, and Shire of Ayr, cause of Jesus Christ, May 9. 1684." and it is supposed he received his Cap

Here follows undoubted testimonials taincy from Gustavus Adolphus, King of its authenticityd wyob slot spel of Sweden, for his heroic achievements

* Captain John, Paton's Sword;” in the wars of Germany. Notwithwith sheep-bead handle, 26 inches standing an Asthmatic disorder which long, blade about it ineli broad, he early caught, the whole after period, with which Captain Paton is said to of his life, with the exception of a have killed 28 persons in one day, few breathing times, appears to have

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ANNETTE DELARBRE. 11 spirit became so wearied out, and broken down, that he seems to have re

Continued. laxed in the wonted diligence which

Upwards of a year, he informed me, he formerly exercised to preserve his had now elapsed without effacing from life. In his history are recorded

her mind this singular taint of insanity!

many marvellous “ hair-breadth scapes" - still her friends hoped that it might remarkable instances of his intrepidity,

wear gradually away.': They had at perseverance, and single handed valour. one time removed her to a distant part Like those Christian Heroes of old, of the country, in hopes tliat absencey, whom he attempted to imitate, “ he from the scenes connected with her stopped the mouths of Lions-out of story might have a salutary effect; but ?? weakness was made strong-waxed

when her periodical melancholy revaliant in fight--turned to fight the turned she became more restless "and armies of the aliens." He was at last wretched than usual, and, secretly es- *} apprehended in one of his hiding places, caping from her friends, set' out on in the parish of Mearns, by five sol foot, without knowing the roud, on diers--speedily brought to trial—con one of her pilgrimages to the chapet. victed of what was then called Rebel

This little story entirely drew my.... lion—and condemned to be hanged in attention from the gay scene of the the Grass-market of Edinburgh, which fete, and fixed it upon the beautifufcit sentence was accordingly executed.

Annette. While she was yet standing As his Biographer adds, “ though his on the terrace the vesper-bell was tungls extraction was but mean, it might be from the neighbouring chapel. She said of him That he lived a Hero and

listened for a moment, and then, drawatan died a Martyr."

ing a small rosary from her bosom, When we departed from the friendly walked in that direction. Several of and hospitable roof, the son had sunk

the

peasantry followed her in silence and into rest

, bequeathing his dying ray to and I felt too much interested not to the twilight on the east-the curtain do the same.

raut 1.)X 2 of night had began to settle a sombre

The chapel, as I said before, is in shade, which was invisibly expanding the midst of a grove, on the high pro

-the cattle lowed for the bughts and montary: The inside is hung round the milk-maid-and the toil-worn rus

with little models of chips, and rude tic, with the unharnessed companion perils of wrecks and perils at sea, and of his long day labour, wound slowly providential deliverances the voto their home. Thus terminated

tive offerings of captains and crews day, the future recollection of which, that have been saved. On entering,

.!!*] will never damp the spirits or cloud Annette paused for a moment before the mind. May all the pleasures of a picture of the virgin, which I 'obour existence be as sweetly mingled, served, kad recently been decorated 5*

with a wreath of artificial Aowers.

10 91153 and as innocently drunk,

When she reached the middle of the

non) I am, SIR,

chapel, she knelt down, and those who Yours, &c.

followed her involuntasily did the same CAMMINATORE.

at a little distance. The evening sun

shone softly through the chequered Glasgow, 6th July, 1822.

grove into one window of the chapel. A perfect stillness teigred within....

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contrasted with the distant sound of music and merriment from the fair. On my return from Paris, about I could not take my eyes from the a year afterwards. I turned off from poor suppliant ; her lips moved as she the beaten route at Rouen, to revisit told her beads, but her prayers were

some of the most stiiking scenes of breathed in silence. It might have Lower Normandy. Having passed been mere fancy excited by the scene through the lovely country of the Pays that

as she raised her eyes to heaven, d’Ange, I reached Honfleur on a I thought they had an expression truly fine afternoon, intending to cross to seraphic. But I am easily affected Havre, the next morning, and embark by female beauty, and there was some for England. As I had no better way thing in this mixture of love, devotion, of passing the evening, I strolled up and partial insanity, that was inexpres- the hill to enjoy the fine prospect sibly touching.

from the chapel of our Lady of Grace; As the poor girl left the chapel, and while there, I thought of inquirthere was a sweet serenity in her looks; ing after the fate of poor Amette and I was told that she would re- Delarbre. The priest who had told turn hone, and in all probability be me her story was officiating at respers, calm and cheerful for days, and even after which I accosted him, and learnt weeks; in which time it was supposed the ternaining circumstances. He told that hope predominated in her mental me, that from the time I had seen her málady; and that when the dark side at the chapel, her disorder took a sudof her mind, as her friend calls it, den turn for the worse, and her health was about to turn up, it would be rapidly declined. Her cheerful inknown by her neglecting het distaff or tervals became shorter and less frequent, her lace, singing plaintive songs, and and attended with more incoherency. weeping in silence.

grew languid, silent, and moody She passed on from the chapel with in her melancholy; her form was wasted, out noticing the fete, but smiling and her looks pale and discorsolate, and speaking to many as she passed. I it was feared she never would recover. followed her with my eyes as she de- She became impatient of all sounds cended the winding road towards Hon- of gaiety, and was never so contented fleur, leaning on her father's arm. as when Eugene's mother was near “ Heaven” thought I “ has ever its her. The good woman watched over store of balms for the hurt mind and her with a patient, yearning solicitude ; wounded spirit, and may in timë rear and in seeking to beguile her sorrows, up this broken flower to be once more would half forget her own. Somethe pride and joy of the valley. The times as she sat looking on her very delusion in which the poor girl pallid face, the tears trould fill her walks may be one of those mists kindly eyes, which, when Annette perceived, diffused by Providence over the regions she would anxiously wipe them away, of thought, when they become too and tell her not to griete, for that Eufruitful of misery. The 'veil may gene would soon return ; and then afgradually be raises which obscutes the fect a forced gaiety, as in former times, horison of her mind, as she is enabled and sing a lively air ; but a sudden steadily and calmly, to contemplate the recollection would come over her, sorrows at present hidden in mercy and she would burst into tears, hang from her view,"

on the poor mother's neck, and entreat her not to curse her for having de- might overporver, her enfoebled itame. stroyed her son.

They ventured, however, to probe Just at this time, to the astonish- those wounds which they did not dare ment of every one, news were received formerly to touch, for they now had of Eugene, who it appeared, was still the balın, to pour into them. They living. When almost drowned, he led the conversation to those topics had fortunately seized upon a spar which they had hitherto shunned, and which had been washed from the ship's endeavoured to ascertain the current deck. Finding himself nearly exhaus- of her thoughts, in those , yarying ted, he had fastened himself to it, and moods that had formerly perplexed floated for a day and night, until all them. They found however, that her sense had left him. On recovering, mind was cven more affected than they he found himself on board a vessel, had imagined All her ideas were bound to India, but so ill, as not to be confused and wandering. Her bright able to move without assistance.- and cheerful moods, which now grew His health had continued precarious seldomer than ever, were all the effects throughout the voyage ; on arriving in of mental delusion. At such times India he had experienced may vicis- she had no recollection of her lover's situdes, and had been transferred from leaving been in danger, but was only ship to ship, and hospital to hospital. anticipating his arrival.

" When His constitution had enabled him to winter has passed away," says she, struggle through every hardship; and " and the trees put on their blossoms, he was now in a distant port, waiting and the swallow comes back over the only for the sailing of a ship to return sea, he will return.” When she was home.

drooping and desponding, it was in Great caution was necessary in im- vain to remind her of what she had parting these tidings to the mother, said in her gayer moments, and to asand eren then she was nearly overcome sure her that Eugene would indeed by the transports of her joy. But how return shortly. She wept on in silence, to impart them to Annette was a mat- and appeared insensible to their words, ter, of still greater perplexity. Her But at times her agitation became vistate of mind had been so morbid ; olent when she would upbraid herself she had been subject to such violent with having driven Eugene from his changes, and the cause of her derange- mother, and brought sorrow on ber ment had been of such an inconsola

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hairs. Her mind admitted but ble and hapless a kind, that her friends one leading idea at a time which pohad always forborne to tamper with thing could divert or efface; or if they her feelings. They had never even ever succeeded in interrupting the hinted at the subject of her griefs, current of her fancy, it only became nor encouraged the theme when she the more incoherent, and increased adverted to it, but had passed it over the feverishness that preyed upon both in silence, hoping that time would mind and body. Her friends felt gradually wear the traces of it from more alarm for her than ever, for they her recollection, or, at least would feared that her seuses were irrecoverrender them less painful

. They now ably gone, and her constitution comfelt at a loss how to undeceive her, pletely undermined. ,79 even in her misery, lest the sudden In the mean time Eugene returned

Eccurrence of happiness might confirm to the village. . He was violently the anstrangement of her reason, or ' affected yhen the story of Annette

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was told to him. With bitterness of lows began to build in the eaves of the heart he upbraided his own rashness house, and the robin and wren piped and infatuation that had hurried him all day beneath the window. Annette's away from her, and accused himself spirits gradually revived. She began as the author of all her woes. His to deck her person with unusual care; mother would describe to him all the and bringing forth a basket of artificial anguish and remorse of poor Annette; flowers, she went to work to wreath a the tenderness with which she clung bridal chaplet of white roses. Her to her, and endeavoured even in the companions asked her why she premidst of her insanity, to console her pared the chaplet. “ What,” said for the loss of her son, and the touch-she with a smile,“ have you not noing expressions of affection that were ticed the trees putting on their wedding intermingled with her most incoherent i dresses in blossoms? Has not the swal, wanderings of thought, until his low flown back over the sea? Do you feelings would be wound up to agony, not know that the time is coming for and he intreated her to desist from the Eugene to return? that he will be home recital. They did not dare as yet, to-morrow, and that on Sunday we to bring him into Annette's sight, but are to be married ?" he was permitted to see her when she Her words were repeated to the was asleep. The tears streamed down physician, and he seized on them at his sun-burnt cheeks as he contemplated once. He directed that this idea the ravages which grief and malady should be encouraged and acted upon. had made;

and his heart swelled al- Her words were echoed through the most to breaking, as he beheld round house. Every one talked of the reher neck, the very braid of hair which turn of Eugene as a matter of course : she once gave him in token of girlish they congratulated her upon her apaffection, and which he had returned proaching happiness, and assisted her to her in anger.

in her preparations. The next mornAt length thephysician thatattended ing the same theme was renewed. her determined to adventure upon an She was dressed out to receive her experiment; to take advantage of one lover. Every bosom fluttered with ofher cheerful moods when her mind was anxiety. A cabriolet drove into the visited by hope, and to endeavour to village. Eugene is coming," was ingraft, as it were, the reality upon the cry. She saw him alight at the the delusions of fancy. These moods door, and rushed with a shriek into had now become very rare, for nature his arms. was sinking under the continual

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Her friends trembled for the result sure of her mental malady, and the of this critical experiment; but she did principle of reason was daily growing not sink under it, for her fancy had weaker. Every effort was tried to prepared her for his return. She was

a cheerful interval of the kind. as one in a dream; to whom a tide of Several of her most favourite com- unlooked for prosperity, that would have panions were kept continually about overwhelmed her waking reason, seems her; they chatted gaily; they laughed, but the natural current of circumstances. they sang; and danced ; but Annette Her, conversation, however, shewed reclined with languid frame and hol- that her senses were wandering.mm loweye, and took no part in their gaiety. There was an absolute forgetfulness of At length the winter was gone ; the all past sorrow; a wild and feverish trees put forth their leaves; the swalo gaiety that at times was incoherent,

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