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So they parted up the gates.' “What do you mean by that?”

The blacksmith appeared at the gate. " I mean nothing; but I cannot get Neighbor," said he, "glad to see you the text out of my head. It seems to well quartered. I'm sorry I haven't been point -"

over the house; the iron-work was not Cable laughed. "This is mere super- given to me, but to a Camelford man. I'd stition, mother, You have Cornish blood have served you better. However, I bear in you. Besides, the foundations are laid no malice. Í should like to see over the and the gates set up, and nothing has oc- box, if you've no objections." curred."

“ Box!

What box? Do you call a She said no more, nor did he ; but the mansion with seven windows on the front words she had spoken did not help to in the upper story and six below –

-a box? cheer him. Presently, he found his own I have objections to show my box, as you lips moving; he was repeating the omi- call it.” nous words; and a fear fell on him lest “Oh, I meant no offence,” said Penthey might apply not to the bare walls and rose. “ I'll come another day." wooden

gates, but to the domestic life in “ This is not a show place,” said Cable the new mansion a new life to be built curtly. up amid new surroundings and in a new The next to come was the innkeepsphere. For, indeed, Richard by this er. “ Halloh! Mr. Cable! Shake bands. move mounted the social scale. In the Glad to see you. We've lost our guar. cottage, he was but a cottager ; in the dian — died the other day; so we've bad grand new house, he was transferred to a vestry meeting and elected you guardian the middle class. As Josephine went of the poor, unanimous.” down, he went up.

"I- guardian of the poor ! the poor of He opened the garden gate, and the St. Kerian ?" He laughed bitterly. “No feet of the little procession trod the newly one cared for me and watched over me gravelled path. There were flower-beds, when I was poor and ill. Why should I but no flowers ; a lawn, but the grass was care for your poor, and be their guardian, battered and cut up with the traffic of the now I am rich?" builders. They came to the flight of Come, Cable, don't be sour.

Give a steps; and Cable went up, put the key in sovereign, and we'll have the bells rung the door, and tried to open it; but the for your house-warming," wood was swollen, and the door stuck. “Not one penny. It concerns no one He put his knee to it and forced it open, but myself and my family that I enter and the noise reverberated through the Red windows." empty house like thunder. Then the chil- The taverner shook his head and went dren came in. The air within smelt of away. lime and paint. He struck a match and Then his mother came to him, and said: lighted a paraffin lamp. The children “ Richard, why do you not meet the St. looked round in astonishment, but ex. Kerian people in a friendly way, when pressed no pleasure; they shivered; the they make the first step towards good-fel. night air had been cold, but the interior lowship? Why do you refuse the hand of this new house seemed colder still. that is held out for yours? Why should

In the dining-room a cold supper was you be angered that they look on you now laid — lamb and salad, whortleberry tart with other eyes than élose with which and cream, blancmange — "Shaky trade they saw you enter the parish? Wh*3 that is bluemange," the woman called it you broke stones on the road, what s as who had cooked the supper, an old cook there in you to attract their estee a? from the parsonage, married in the place. When they saw your love anů care br “Sit down,” said Richard. Eat heart. your children, they respected you'j

ad ily your first meal in Red Windows." when they found you were making moi !

But the children were not hungry; his they acknowledged that you had bras. mother did not care to eat, and he himself was not that natural and reasonable ad had no appetite. He forced himself to right? When you were poor, with si take lamb, but he could hardly swallow it. hungry mouths crying for food, there The children were silent, looking about others worse off than yourself, and them at the walls and ceiling, and the sympathy did you show them? WI chimneypiece with the mirror over it. crippled beggar came through the vi

"Well,” said Cable, “as no one seems did you rush after him, take off you tat, hungry, the sooner to bed the better." and offer him hospitality? Why, en,

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are you angry with the St. Kerian people where it fell like a spark and burnt him, because they only begin to touch their that he uttered a suppressed cry. hats and notice you, now that you are well " It is all stubbornness and pride,” he off? You are well off because you have said, rubbing the bench with his hand, as talents above their level, and this they if to polish it. " She is determined to recognize.”

show me that she can do without me. "I wonder what she thinks, now that What does my mother mean by saying the we are in our house, when she sees the rough life is killing her? She has chosen smoke rising from the chimneys, and the it out of obstinacy, to spite me. If I were windows lighted up? ”

to give her five pounds a week, she would “She thinks that a cottage where love throw them down at my feet. I can do is, is better than a thirteen-windowed nothing. If she is determined to kill her. mansion where there is hardness of heart self, she must do so. She is proud. Why and pride."

is her light burning now? She is work. Richard did not answer; he walked ing on late, that she may earn money and away, and went about his grounds and do without help. It is fint and steel planned improvements, and seated himself striking, and the spark - there it is, and in his garden house, and tried to believe it is burning me." he was happy. At night, when alone, he sat again in his summer-house with the door open, and looked down at St. Kerian, which lay in the valley, with a gossamer veil hanging over it, the vapor in the air

From Temple Bar. condensing above the stream. The church

LORD CARTERET. tower stood out like ivory against the black The jubilee year has not been encouryews. He could see the chimneys of the aging so far as literature is concerned. parsonage, and the glitter of the tiny con- New books and readers of books have servatory Aashing the moonbeamns back. been alike wanting. At the Library AssoHe heard the soothing rush of the water ciation the other day a horrified somebody in the mill“ leat” running the waste water had observed at the Birmingham Free into the river. In the wood behind, the Library that fifty out of a hundred of the owls were hooting. On such a night as supposed readers were asleep. This is this he had stood at his cottage window an appalling fact. How is it accounted there below, two years ago, and resolved for?' Well, we think it is owing to the to realize his dream. He had accom- great excitement which prevails in the plished what he had determined, and was country. The newspapers, filled with be satisfied ? He strained his eyes to sensational news, are more than sufficient see the old cottage, but it was dark; but, for mankind. The religious and political through the soft haze, he saw one golden world are alike convulsed. We should pin-point, from where the post-office stood. have thought that the Salvation Army Was that her light? Was she sitting would satisfy noisy religionists, but that there, at the window, looking up, out of does not seem to be the case; for a new the valley, at his grand house, on which army has risen, which dwells in what it the moonlight shone? What were her pleasantly calls a “Glory Hole,” and its thoughts?

members adopt Scriptural names. It Richard Cable's breast heaved, and a seems a very rowdy association, and choke came in his breath. He turned his Father Abraham and King Solomon have face

away and looked at the hills, at the lately fallen into the clutches of the pogray moór frosted with moonlight, at the lice. Sussex is the headquarters of this deep sky, and tried to spell stars in it, but belligerent power. It has already, under could not, because of the suffused light. the auspices of “ Brother Jonah," invaded Then his eyes went back to the golden the quiet county of Kent, and serious speck, the one spangle of yellow in the rioting has been the consequence of the cold scene of white and gray and black. campaign. We might survive this; but, Then he stood up, and sat with his back alas! there is a vain old gentleman, beto the door, and looked into the gloom of | longing to the political world, who resides the interior, and down at the rectangular in a "Glory Hole,” and if he remained oblong patch of white, like snow on the there all would be well. But he will keep floor, laid there by the moon. But he “popping up," to spread mischief and concould not long study that. He turned on fusion in the land. His “Brother Jonah,” his seat, and once again the golden speck in the shape of Sir William Harcourt, is shot into his brain and down into his heart, I howling and shouting in favor of lawless


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ness and sedition. The police are now | Darlington; a fierce-eyed, red-faced, intoler. the objects of attack. We read lately the ably fat woman - a really great character, if diary of a guardian of the peace in a size is to be the criterion. She was so pon. small village, written during the war be- derous that the amused English people comtween Charles the First and the Parlia- pared her to an elephant and castle; but ment. There is the following pathetic fat. Some of the English ladies of larger

George could stand a very large quantity of entry in the diary:_" And there never was bulk, seeing the royal predilection that way, such a time in England, especially for did what they could to increase the magnitude constables." Similar times are now ap- of their attractions. “ Some succeeded and proaching. It is painful to see a late others burst,” sneers Chesterfield, less unprime minister, totally forgetting the glo- justifiably than usual. They say that this rious traditions of English statesmen, overpowering Countess had been beautiful deliberately forcing on his country “red once, though now she had got into this mere ruin, and the breaking up of laws."

giantess condition, finding all warm weather It is pleasant to turn away from such a

oppressive. The world has forgotten her in

spite of her imperious influence in the Court sickening spectacle, and to read the ac- l of George I. How much did she weigh? count of the career of Lord John Carteret, posterity asks with languid interest, and leams admirably related by Mr. Archibald Bal- with the completest indifference that the lantyne.“ The world knows nothing of amount is unknown. its greatest men.” It certainly, until this book was published, knew

The other favorite was a singular conlittle

very about this extraordinary man.

Lord Car- trast to the weighty lady thus described ; teret was descended from a grand old Jer. but she seems to have had far more influsey family which had been renowned since ence with the king. She was very avarithe time of the Conquest. On his moth- cious; in fact, every finger was a fisher's side he was descended from Sir Rich-hook, and the bribes she is said to have ard Grenville of the Revenge, and from received are fabulous. Lord Chesterfield Sir Bevill Granville, who died for the married her niece, who was left twenty Stuart cause at the Battle of Lansdown. thousand pounds by the will which was Lord Carteret was the most accomplished destroyed. Lord Chesterfield is said to nobleman of his time, well versed in the have threatened George the Second about literature of Greece and Rome, a profi- the matter, and obtained the money. cient in seven European languages, a The other favorite, a woman of various Gergenial companion, eminently handsome, man and English titles, still vaguely hangs on incorruptible in the corruptest of times, to memory as Duchess of Kendal. Physiwith a temper alike serene in adversity cally, she was a great contrast to the Countess and prosperity, sui profusus, but not of Darlington. Not at all beautiful; “ a very alieni appetens, careless of money and tall, lean, ill-favored old lady," was Horace power, excellent in all the relations of Walpole's boyish reminiscence of her. She family life; the story of his career is was so tall, gaunt, and scraggy that she was valuable, “as exhibiting the English aris. for her insatiable appetite for money, in which

familiarly known as the “Maypole.” Except tocracy at the height of its culture, lofty the Darlington fully equalled her, there was spirit, and greatness.'

no particular harm in this simple old creature. Lord Carteret was born in 1690, and on Her abilities were too trifling to require any coming of age he became a strong sup- mention. Chesterfield plainly says that she porter of the Hanoverian succession. It was very little above an idiot. She was so certainly says much for the abilities of the complacently foolish that her society was very statesmen of the time that they could attractive and soothing to George I.; and, in place on the throne and keep there two spite of her deficiency in fat, her influence with kings who had nothing in common with him was considerably greater than her rival's. the ideas of Englishmen.

She was a Lutheran, with a reputation for Mr. Ballantyne gives us a very graphic piety of a sort; painfully going seven times

every Sunday to Lutheran chapels in London. account of the two ladies * who accompanied his gracious Majesty George the

How the courtiers who recollected the First to England:

beautiful mistresses of Charles the Second From Hanover, George brought with him must have stared and wondered at the to England two leading favorites who are in- strange taste of their new sovereign, who extricably entangled in the political life of his deigned to come over the sea to defend reign. One of these Teutonic women is best the Protestant faith! Madame Schulenremembered by the title of the Countess of berg, who was created Duchess of Kendal,

had the greatest influence with the king. • Mesdames Kilmansegge and Schulenberg. This the courtiers soon discovered. Mr.

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Ballantyne tells us that "in the reign of Such was his success in this difficult mis. George I. favor was only to be obtained sion, that in 1721 he was offered and acthrough channels of a somewhat unsavory cepted the secretaryship of the southern kind. Carteret disliked these channels, department. He soon ingratiated himself but Walpole handled such tools with a with the king, principally by his knowlsort of cynical good humor.

edge of the German language, so that Of course these two remarkable women Walpole, who could only converse with were accompanied by an unlimited supply his Majesty by talking bad Latin, became of camp-followers, eager to enjoy the spoils jealous of him, and made him resign his of the land of Goshen. George had also appointment. two Turkish servants added to his train, In 1724 Lord Carteret was made lordwhich gave quite an Eastern aspect to his lieutenant of Ireland, which was then conseraglio.

vulsed, owing to the attempt to introduce A hungry, slightly vulgar crew, these Gera, copper coinage into that country. mans looked upon the good things of England Wood, a Staffordshire manufacturer, had as plunder providentially supplied for persons

received a patent, through the influence of more limited Hanoverian ways and means;

of the Duchess of Kendal, who was very and Walpole and Townshend, who took a well paid for her patronage. It is well different view of the subject, stood in their known how Swift seized this opportunity way with annoying effectiveness. . Of Both of venting his spite against the Walpole mar, one of the chief of these objectionable ministry. foreigners, Townshend said that he had every day some infamous project or other on foot found it in a state of wild excitement.

Lord Carteret, on his arrival in Ireland, for getting money: Robethon, another of them, whom Swift in one of his political tracts

Swift's third “Drapier Letter" had just calls “ a very inconsiderable French vagrant,

been published. Lord Carteret deterwas publicly spoken of by Walpole in the nined to issue a proclamation offering a House of Commons as a mean fellow — an reward of £300 for the discovery of the impertinent busybody; and the Government author. This was opposed by some of his took it as a matter of course that he would do advisers, as likely to disturb the peace of them all the harm he could. Bornsdorf, as the country. Carteret answered quietly, interested and corrupt as any, seems to have “ As long as I have the honor to be chief been considerably a fool in addition; a mischievous, stupid old creature, poking about will be kept.”' And it was kept.

governor here, the peace of the kingdom with solemn stupidity in whatever dirt offered the possibility of an acceptable shilling; puzzling in negotiations with the adroitness of Carteret held a levée at the Castle.

The day after the issue of the proclamation,

While a cow,” said Secretary Craggs, who was always uncomplimentary to the bovine Hano- the official politenesses were proceeding, Swift verian. To one of these grasping vagrants, entered the drawing-room, and made his way detected in some mendacity in the King's through the crowd to the circle. He wasted presence, Walpole once exclaimed, in the no time on ceremony, but directly and emonly dialect in which he could communicate phatically addressed himself to 'Carteret: with Germans, “ Mentiris impudentissime !"

So, my Lord-Lieutenant, this is a precious “You are a most impudent liar!" - but exploit that you performed yesterday, in issuGeorge only laughed.

ing a proclamation against a poor shopkeeper,

whose only crime is an honest endeavor to The German invasion was not at all save his country from ruin.

You have given popular with the London mob. The a noble specimen of what this devoted nation Schulenberg put her head out of the win-is to hope for from your government. I supdow of the carriage, and tried to mollify pose you expect a statue of copper will be them by stating, “ We are coming for your The crowd of courtiers were struck dumb at

created to you for this service done to Wood.” goots. “Yes, d-n you !” roared the such a scene and such a profanation of their mob; "and our chattels too!”

sacred mysteries. Carteret alone was not in On the accession of George the First, the least disconcerted. He listened to Swift's Lord Carteret was appointed lord of the speech with quiet composure, and replied to bedchamber; his mother was created his friend in Virgil's line, – Countess of Granville in her own right,

Res dura et regni novitas me talia cogunt and he also became lord-lieutenant of Devonshire. But in 1719 he began his diplomatic career, and was sent as minister

The whole assembly was struck with the to the court of Sweden, where he displayed beauty of this quotation, and the levée broke

in good-humor, some extolling the magnathe greatest ability in endeavoring to re- nimity of Swift to the skies, and all delighted store peace between that country and her with the ingenuity of the Lord-Lieutenant's neighbors, with whom she was at war.




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