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superior ; and the effect of the contrast is Neither man nor woman, we suppose,
will a Rew force both in the mere vividness of read this novel without thinking the picture the picture and in the clearness and truth of Julia Brabazon, afterwards Lady Ongar, fulness of Mr. Trollope's moral. For there one of the most powerful and, in spite of her is a moral, and, as we take it, a very high, deliberate sale of herself for a title and a forand in these present days a very rare moral, tune, one of the most attractive of all Mr. in Mr. Trollope's tale, which strikes us as Trollope's feminine portraits. All about one of the healthiest and, without soaring her is marked with a certain power and very high, one of the noblest for ordinary brilliancy. Her wilful worldliness at the men which has been written for many a day. beginning of the book, her horror of mean His great moral, — for men at least, is cares and a poverty-stricken career, her dethat the mind, the will, can regulate the af- termination to sacrifice love for splendour, fections, as much as any other part of us, are all deliberate, and all carried into action that “no man need cease to love without a with a certain grandeur of. purpose, with a cause; a man may maintain his love, and clear understanding of the wrong she is donourish it, and keep it warm by honest, ing and that she is clearly responsible for manly effort, as he may his probity, or his all the evil effects of doing it. Then her courage, or his honour." That is a whole self-disgust afterwards at what she has done, some and necessary truth in these days of her utter failure to enjoy the price of this sentimental novels, and it is admirably illus- sale of herself, the proud shame with which trated in the graphic tale before us. Mr. she bears the aspersions on her name which Trollope is so well known for the artistic are the natural results of having married force and liveliness of his delineations, that such a man as Lord Ongar, the misery of it is only fair sometimes to call attention to her loneliness on her first return to Eng.. the manliness of his morality, and nothing land, the clearly self-avowed purpose with can be manlier than the morality of the fol- which she determines to make up, if she lowing passage:
may, — to Harry Clavering by her new “ He unconsciously allowed himself to dwell for the sake of money and rank, the proud
fortune for having once thrown him over upon the words with which he would seek to ex: resentment with which she braves her brothcuse his treachery to Florence. He thought how he would teil her, — not to her face with er-in-law's (Sir Hugh Clavering's) coldness, spoken words, for that he could not do, – but the restlessness with which she goes from with written skill, that he was unworthy of her place to place and is satisfied nowhere, all goodness, that his love for her had fallen off painted with a master's hand. We fear that through his own unworthiness, and had returned few readers will fail to find that, on the to one who was in all respects less perfect than whole, there is more that is fascinating in she, but who in old days, as she well knew, had Lady Ongar, in spite of her great, her unbeen his first love. Yes! he would say all this, and Julia, let her anger be what it might, Lord Ongar for rank and money, than in
womanly sin in marrying such a man as should know that he had said it. As he planned this, there came to him a little comfort,
Florence Burton ;- a larger nature at least, for he thought there was something grand in capable of great sin and great magnanimity such a resolution. Yes! he would do that, also. But in spite of this, Mr. Trollope even though he should lose Julia also. Miser- draws with a sincerity that never fails him able clap-trap! He knew in his heart that all the true and natural punishment of her sin, his logic was false, and his arguments baseless. — first of all, and perhaps deepest of all, Cease to love Florence Burton! He had not the disappearance of that true delicacy ceased to love her, nor is the heart of any man which could scarcely survive so deliberate made so like a weathercock that it needs must turn itself hither and thither, as the wind directs, a sale of herself as Julia Brabazon's; then, and be altogether beyond the man's control as its external penalty, the gathering of For Harry, with all his faults, and in spite of mean intrigues and meaner intriguers round his present falsoness, was a man.
her, the dirty and rapacious little harpy, ceases to love without a cause. No man Sophie Gordeloup, the selfish and able need cease to love without a cause. A man Count Pateroff, the foolish good-for-nothing may maintain his love, and nourish it, and keep Archie Clavering. Archie Clavering's it warm by honest, manly effort, as he may his counsellor in his aspirations after Lady Onprobity, his courage, or his honour. It was not gar's fortune, Captain Boodle, is a picture that he had ceased to love Florence; but that of the highest humour and skill, and yet it the glare of the candle had been too bright for is not in any sense a diversion from the him, and he had scorched his wings."
main object of the story, as so many of Mr. On the woman's side, too, the morality is as Trollope's cleverest sketches in other tales sound and as vigorous as on the man's. I have been. Many will read the coarse
humour of the chapter, " Let her know that know, a fellow has a fancy for it. If a fellow you're there," as if it were merely coarse is really sweet on a girl, he likes it, I suppose.' humour, but in truth the coarse humour
- 'She's a doosed handsome woman, you contains the highest moral in the story, about it, except that I suppose Ongar wouldn't
know, Doodles.' -'I don't know anything showing, as it does, how just a retribution have taken her if she hadn't stood well on her women who act as Julia Brabazon acted, bring on themselves, by being made the pasterns, and had some breeding about her. I nev
er thought much of her sister your brother's subject of such coarse speculation. The wife, you know, - that in the way of looks. dialogue we are going to quote should be No doubt she runs straight, and that's a great read in connection with the few words of thing. She wont go the wrong side of the previous dialogue in which Sir Hugh ad- post. - As for running straight, let me alone vises his brother Archie to ask Lady Ongar for that.' - Well, now, Clavvy, i'll tell you to marry him, and repudiates angrily the what my ideas are. When a man's trying a notion that there is any indelicacy in the young filly, his hand can't be too light. "A proposal, though Lord Ongar had been dead touch too much will bring her on her haunches,
or throw her out of her step. She should hardonly four months :
ly feel the iron in her mouth. But when I've “The world still looked askance at Lady got to do with a trained mare, I always choose Ongar, and Hugh did not wish to take up the that she shall know that I'm there ! Do you armour of a paladin in her favour. If Archie understand me?' – Yes; I understand you, married her, Archie would be the paladin ; Doodles,' always choose that she shall though, indeed, in that case, no paladin would know that I'm there!' And Captain Boodle, be needed. "She has only been a widow, you as he repeated these manly words with a firm know, four months,” said Archie, pleading for voice, put out his hands as though he were delay. It won't be delicate; will it?'
handling the horse's rein. «Their mouths are ‘Delicate !' said Sir Hugh. I don't know never so fine then, and they generally want to whether there is much of delicacy in it at all.' – he brought up to the bit, d'ye see — up to the 'I don't see why she isn't to be treated like any
bit. When a mare has been trained to her other woman. 'If you were to die, you'd think work, and knows what she's at in her running, it very odd if any fellow came up to Hermy be she's all the better for feeling a fellow's hands fore the season was over.' -' Archie, you are
as she's going. She likes it rather. It gives a fool,' said Sir Hugh; and Archie could see !er confidence and makes her know where she by his brother's brow that Hugh was angry: to her fences, give her her heal; but steady
is. And look here, Clavvy, when she comes "You say things that for folly and absurdity are beyond belief. If you can't see the peculi her first, and make her know that you're there. arities of Julia's position, I am not going to Damme, whatever you do, let her know that point them out to you.'”
you're there! There is nothing like it. She'll
think all the more of the fellow that's piloting And as if to illustrate this entire absence
her. And look here, Clavvy; ride her with of all delicacy in the situation, the confer- Let her know that they're on; and if she tries
spurs. Always ride a trained mare with spurs. ence between Archie Clavering, and his to get her head, give 'em her. Yes, by George adviser, Captain Boodle, immediately fol- give 'em her!' And Captain Boodle in his lows:
energy twisted himself in his chair, and brought «• They say she's been a little
his heel round, so that it could be seen by
Archie." they?' said the friendly counsellor (Captain Boodle). —'Of course people talk, you know.' We have heard this called coarse, true and - Talk, yes ; they're talking a doosed sight, powerful as it is. And coarse indeed it is, I should say. There's no mistake about the but the coarseness of the highest morality. money, I suppose ?' Oh! none,' said What can be more realistic, or more wise Archie, shaking his head vigorously:, Hugh in its realism, than to teach women such as managed all that for her, so I know it.'don't lose any of it because she enters herself Julia Brabazon to what they really lay for running again, does she ?'-'Not a shilling themselves open, when they act as she That's the beauty of it.'-'Was you ever acted ? sweet on her before?'.
What! before Ongar The Claverings has, as we believe, a higher took her? O laws, no! She hadn't a rap, you moral, and a more perfect artistic unity of know; and knew how to spend money as well the kind we have indicated, than any of as any girl in London.' - It's all to begin, Mr. Trollope's previous tales
. There is then, Clavvy; all the up-hill work to be done? Well, yes ; I don't know about up-hill
, scarcely a touch in it which does not conDoodles. What do you mean by up-hill?
tribute to the main etfect, both artistic and 'I mean that seven thousand å year ain't moral, of the story, and not a character inusually to be picked up merely by trotting easy troduced, however slightly sketched, which along the flat. And this sort of work is does not produce its own unique and specific very up-hill generally, I take it; - unless, you effect on the reader's imagination.
From the London Review,
so small was the tangible advantage to be
hoped for, that in setting free the prisoner THE RELEASE OF JEFFERSON DAVIS. no longer dangerous or in danger, scarcely
regarded by any party as notable, the maTHE Drama of Revolution in the United jority in the United States may be considerStates has evolved so many strange and ed to have obeyed at once the dictates of various scenes, since the day when the cur- magnanimity and good sense. Upon a resotain fell on Lee's surrender at Appomatox lution so just and prudent, the American Court-house, that the early actors in the Government and the dominant party in great struggle have glided, so to speak, out Congress may well receive the congratulaof sight and memony, at least in Europe. tions of civilized Europe. Dim and faded are now the rival reputa- Mr. Davis, we learn by the latest teletions once so fiercely canvassed, of M'Clel- grams, has left Richmond for New York. His lan and Beauregard, Hooker and Long- application for his writ of habeas corpus, street, Sheridan and Stuart. Even the bril- laid a few days ago before the Circuit Court liant names of Jackson and Sherman, Grant of Virginia, was not opposed on behalf of the and Lee, have lost much of their bright- Government, and was immediately followed
Clean forgotton are the infamies by his release on bail, with the obligation, rightly or wrongly fixed by one side and which is, we may be assured, merely formal, the other, on Butler and Forrest, Turchin of appearing before the court, if required, and McNeill : gone the Copperhead distinc- in November next. His arrival at the Emtion of Fernando Wood and Vallandigham. pire City, where but three years ago his The fame of Lincoln, consecrated by mar- name was in every mouth, will probably be tyrdom, survives, and will keep its place in little noticed. What a change since the the hagiology of freedom ; bnt few care to victorious and hopeful days of Bull Run and follow the obscurer, if " earthlier happy" Chancellorsville !' What a retrospect for the fate of his rival and enemy. Four years ago baffled leader of a rebellion that might have the name of Jefferson Davis was extolled by been a revolution! As the man vanishes many, perhaps by the majority of English- from public sight, let us for an instant recall
His character as a statesman was ex- his past life, so full of strange vicissitudes. travagantly elevated to the level of Cæsar, Mr. Jefferson Davis belonged by birth and Cromwell and Napoleon. But in the rear of association to the class which was most idenfailure came oblivion and contempt. From tified with the peculiar institution " of the the day when the ex-President of the Slave South. Brought up in the State of MissisRepublic was captured at Irwinsville, in sippi, one of those Gulf States which were far Georgia, disguised in his wife's attire, his more bitterly hostile to freedom than the name has been little mentioned in England. older and more settled communities of the When the citizens of the North, naturally Border, he had early taken a part in puband bitterly indignant at the infamous crime lic life. In the Mexican war he had been of Booth, were urgent to prosecute, upɔn distinguished as a soldier, and at the same most baseless suspscions the great chief of time as a consistant and fervent supporter the rebellion, a few voices were raised at of the nullifying policy of Calhoun. As this side of the Atlantic in favour of the Governor of his State, he was prominent fallen statesman, and from time to time a advocate of that system of dishonest repufeeble protest or two has been heard in diation which contributed so much to esEnglish jouruals against his incarceration in trange English feeling from America. As Fort Monroe. For a long time, indeed until Senator he was a leader in that aggressive public passion in America had cooled down action of the coalesced slave power which from its first fever-heat, the State Prison, roused the freesoiler to the resistance that not demanding close and unhealthy confine- culminated in Lincoln's election and in the ment or degrading punishment, was proba- great civil war. Under the administration bly the safest place within Federal limits for of President Franklin Pierce he held the Mr. Davis. But with fresh struggles in the office of Secretary-at-War, and it was as reunited republic there came forgetfulness commissioners despatched by him that of the past and expiated treason of the South. M'Clellan and Lee watched the
progress of And though a large party in the North was the Crimean war. In the Senate of the desirous of bringing the question of the ex- United States he pursued throughout BuPresident's guilt before a legal tribunal, so chanan's presidency a course which proved many difficulties lay in the path of the pros- that secession was with bim a foregone conecution, so much' uncertainty and vague clusion. He procured by legislative enactdread would inevitably be aroused thereby, ment, unchecked by the simplicity of the North and the treacherous apathy of the said to the army in Georgia, " that the only Government, the distribution of Federal way to make spaniels civil is to whip them ?” military stores throughout the South. Then Unluckily for him, the whipping was done he brought forward a Bill making it com- the other way. As the prospects of the repulsory on the Central Government to up- bellion became more gloomy, Mr. Davis hold the rights of slaveholders in the terri- was savagely attacked by a large party in tories of the Union, and he enforced this the South. He was accused of improvidence, demand with the menace of that secession of favouritism, even of want of courage. which had been predetermined. When the Probably Grant's successes before Richdivision between the Northern Democrats mond, and the subsequent ruin of the secesand the Slave Party secured the defeat of sion cause, only saved Mr. Davis from deboth Douglas and Breckinridge, and the tri- position at the hands of those by whom he umph of the Republicans by Lincoln's re- was long looked up to as a hero. turn, Mr. Davis showed no hesitation in The attempt made by some miserable inchoosing his part. On the 20th of Decem- formers and perjured sycophants to incul. ber, 1860, four months before Mr. Lincoln's pate Mr. Davis with respect to that vile inauguration, South Carolina passed her or- crime of Good Friday, 1865, which has fixed dinance of secession; three weeks after, indelible disgrace on the slave-owning party, Mississippi, with the rest of the Gulf States, were happily little regarded by any respectafollowed, and Mr. Davis immediately quitted ble politicians in the North. President John. his place in the Senate. On the 4th of Feb- son and some of his immediate advisers were ruary, 1861, the delegates of the seceding anxious, we believe, to obtain a legal decisStates met at Montgomery in the State of ion in the case of the Confederate leader for Alabama, and having framed a Constitution, the purpose of settling the law of treason, just proceeded to elect Jefferson Davis President as some members of the Jamaica Committee of the new Confederation for a term of six urged the prosecution of Mr. Eyre for the years. On the 13th of April Fort Sumter same purpose. It seems, however, at once was surrendered to Beauregard, and the nobler and more consistent to make the amgreatest war of modern times began. nesty extended to the South complete. The
Mr. Davis's character as a statesman has example will not be lost to the world. If ever been the subject of much controversy. It rebellion deserved punishment as destructive cannot be disputed that for the single purpose and inexcusable, the revolt that was headed of awakening Southern enthusiasm and ex- by Mr. Davis should not have escaped. But citing European sympathy, the President of the tendency of modern progress has been the Confederation was hardly to be match-I to deal lightly with political offences, to ed. An accomplished writer and speaker, punish rebels only so far as their impunihe in his messages and despatches did much ty may be dangerous, and, where their into veil the inherent vices and weaknesses of fluence has disappeared, to grant them libthe Secession cause. But it may fairly be erty and life. Already even the most do questioned whether his confident professions cile Englishmen have begun to profit by the of success, his rigorous control of free opin- example of America. Without exciting many ion in the South, his misrepresentations of Tory fears, the Government of Lord Derby the resources of the North and of his own may surely go so far in the way of “ Ameripeople, did not tend to prolong a fatal strug- canizing out institutions as to imitate the gle that might have been better abandoned clemency of the Government of President early in 1863.
At all events, there can be Johnson. but one opinion of the bitter animosity, the foolishly braggart language in which he indulged as the armies of the North closed round the doomed Confederacy. After
From the Spectator. Sherman's capture of Atlanta, the Southern President ordered thanksgiving services in
DISRAELI-WORSHIP. the churches of Richmond — a proceeding, which almost justifies the theory attributed
Mr. BERNAL OSBORNE said with his usuto him in the “* Biglow Papers,"
al cleverness yesterday week, that “the
Chancellor of the Exchequer had lugged “ How winning the day
that great omnibus full of stupid heary Consists in triumphantly getting away.” country gentlemen ” up the hill of Reform
with a spirit for which all true Radicals At this time his temper seems to have be- would return bim their heartiest thanks. come soured.“ Do you not all know,” he | That was well said, and would make a captal illustration for Fun, but if Mr. Tenniel from winning their hearts, — indeed probawould again work out for us one of those bly turning their hearts more and more higher imaginative conceptions which im- away from the detestable worship in which press on some of his cartoons in Punch a they are engaged, — still paralyzes their character of ideal power, ensuring them a will and renders opposition hopeless and life long beyond the momentary situation impotent. Mr. Disraeli is for the time more that suggests them, let him reverse the im- than an adversary; he is inscrutable, invulage, and draw Mr. Disraeli as the inscruta- nerable, powerful, passionless political ble Sphynx of Mr. Poynter's great picture, Sphynx. When he puts on his idiotic mask tugged along to be installed as one of the he is most dangerous of all. Then he is idols of the hour by the same stupid, heavy, laying up in his high mind some slight to his country gentlemen, with many a drop of divinity, and calculating the rate of comsweat and many a fierce gesticulation, while pound interest at which he will repay it; or the wives and daughters of the enslaved he is maturing some spell which shall make squirearchy dance reluctantly before his bis adversaries mistake friends for foes, and triumphal path. Mr. Bernal Osborne him- fall hotly upon each other, instead of upon self, as one of the Radical leaders, might be him; or he is meditating some fresh and postooping from the car curling his long lash tent charm, which shall prolong the serviat the reluctant team; and Mr. Lowe might tude of such slaves of the lamp as Lord appear as the scowling and gasping Israelite Stanley, Mr. Gathorne Hardy, and Sir Stafwho had fallen out of his place, and was ford Northcote, and make them see their evidently launching deep curses at the head former political thoughts as ghosts gibbering both of his taskmasters and their temporary unmeaning reproaches, and hear their forgod. For though no doubt in one sense mer words as dreamers bear the words of Mr. Disraeli had hoisted up the country gen- those around them. The old Greek Sphynx tlemen to their present position, in another used to ask rather difficult riddles, but this and more important sense, they have con- modern political Sphynx answers them invoyed him, the inscrutable and enigmatic fallibly, — even though they be of the highidol of the moment, to the altar on which est degree of complexity. How to coax the he at present stands. The House of Com- Tory into Radicalism by giving him a mammons, in spite of its thorough distrust of ber of false hopes and taking them away him, which is indeed the usual attitude of one by one ; - how to utilize the accident idolaters towards the divinities they cele of the irrepressible compounder so as to brate and strive to conciliate, is lost in won- make the Tories think him a final and irreder at his great feats. The spirit of criti- sistable obstacle to household suffrage, until cism is almost paralyzed by his miraculous at last they are even more sick of the comsuccess. Every taunt flies back like a boom- pounder than of household suffrage itself, erang at the head of him who launched it. and see the last wave of the wand which The sword of every one of his opponents consigns him finally to the receptacle for enters into his own breast, and the bow of obsolete machinery with a sigh of something the rash archer who aims at him snaps and like relief; how to resist and defeat the Lib lies broken in his hands. People go about erals with a stern face and even ardent deon every side crying," It is a god, it is a fiance, though the whole battle is to the god!” Private warnings are given that it mind of the leader purely formal, — fought is no use attacking Disraeli ; he will only only for the sake of showing the power to cry tush ! and suck thereout no small advan- beat, and though he means after all to retage. If you give him what would poison sign the ground for which he fights so hotly; any one else, he thrives upon it. It is a these are the sort of riddles, hopeless besort of enchantment. Unless any one can cause they would never present themselves get hold of the talisman that will break the to ordinary politicians, which Mr. Disraeli spell
, the stars in their courses will fight has been solving syllable by syllable with against his foes. Is not the marvel visible consummate art, and with the enigmatic retito the dullest eyes, Radicals and high To- cence of an oracle who loves both to bewilder ries competing together to serve him, while and bewitch his devotees. both alike murmur ejaculations of distrust We do not wonder at this reluctant Disbetween their teeth? Such is the general raeli-worship, though we doubt whether a talk, and whatever the charms by which Mr. baser form of Parliamentary idolatry has Disraeli has worked hitherto, it is really true ever been invented. No doubt there are that he is now beginning to get that influ- qualites in the idol which are not, in themence over the nerves and imaginations of selves, ignoble, -a coolness and courage all parties which, while it is very far indeed equal to any emergency, & self-confidence LIVING AGE.