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mation, best qualified for a task of such delicacy, to meet another new line of road, connecting dis from the high testimonials he had brought forward tricts hardly known before. The castle was in both as to character and abilities. In short, the high preservation, the pleasure-grounds much exnew manager was my nephew, who, awakened to tended, and beautifully kept ; while the wide the value of all he was well-nigh losing, had been meadow on either side the stream lay in large fitting himself to attempt the recovery of his birth-level fields, bearing the most luxuriant crops, far right. We regretted his next step; for, after a up into the birch wooding. My nephew did not year or two, he married a wife of high degree, live there. It was let, with the shooting, to an brought up in a home of luxury-a daughter of English millionaire ; who paid nearly as much for the noble house into which his sister had been his six weeks' amusement as supported my poor adopted. Years passed on, and when events brother's diminished state at Cheltenham. My brought my nephew into prominent notice again, nephew lived in the new house, as it was still the measures he was carrying through necessitated called; for the captain and his worthy lady were my brother's revisiting Scotland, from whence he both dead. The widow had indeed been living returned indeed landless-having made over his when my nephew first returned to the glen ; and whole inheritance to one sole trustee, his son, he had gone, at her desire, to visit her--a visit forever; who took upon himself every existing which never ended, for they remained together till debt, and commenced his reign of undivided her death, when he inherited all her worldly authority by doubling the annuity paid by the goods, all the gatherings of her later savings, all estate to his father.

the labors of her busy years, with the various All the news that ever reached us from the heirlooms of the family, carefully collected and north indirectly, told of the wonderful improve-treasured up by this last of the old race. I had ments my nephew the laird had been successfully expected improvements to have been made at the carrying on there. But a few appeals had been mansion, but I was quite unprepared for their made directly to the old laird concerning the con- extent. The bare moor had become a perfect garsequences of certain of his son's changes, which den ; large fields lay around, intersected by belts had filled his affectionate heart with grief. In of plantations almost 10 the door, from which they some cases whole families, whose existence upon were separated by a shrubbery, enclosing a perfect the lands had been coeval with our own pos- gem of a little fower-garden, with a small consession of them, having been deprived of their servatory attached to the house. One of the small holdings, had emigrated to America ; others square wings was gone, its materials having had abandoned their homes to settle in the burgh assisted in ihe erection of a commodious set of town, or to seek their precarious fortunes else- offices behind, to which all the straggling sheds where ; while a few lingered on where they were of former days had also contributed. The other born, loath to leave scenes that were dear to them, wing had had its front wall carried up to a gable though without any means of subsistence beyond end, its two narrow casements below altered into the charity of their relations. My brother felt one large bay-window, the terraced roof of which, some delicacy in interfering with a son who had filled with flowers, served as a balcony to the two acted so generously to himself, while he was dis- enlarged casements above. A wide porch had tressed at the idea of abandoning the interests of been added to the doorway, covered with creeping those over whom Providence had once placed him plants. And this in a wild Highland glen ! as their protector. From my nephew having wild no longer. The mountain range around, passed so much of his boyhood in my family, he and the little foaming river, now scantily fringed knew that he had an old affection for me, and that with birch, were all that remained of the rude I had some influence over him ; so he thought it Highlands. would be of considerable use to all parties if I The change within was even greater. My could make up my mind to pay a visit to the glen. mother's parlor and bedroom, thrown into one long It was not altogether an agreeable dnty ; but it room by the help of supporting pillars, was fitted was one which seemed to have been thrown in my up as a library, and was the sitting-room of the way, and from which, therefore, I did not feel it family. In the recess of the bay-window was right to shrink ; so I consented.

placed a large, round table, covered with books My former journey north had occupied nearly a and writing-materials ; in the side-wall, doors of fortnight: we were five days on the road between glass opened into the conservatory ; at the farther London and Edinburgh, and five more between end a pianoforte, a violoncello-case, and a high Edinburgh and the glen, with a rest in Edinburgh, stand full of music, denoted the happy employmuch needed. On the present occasion we landed ment of many an evening hour; near the fire was at my nephew's door on the third evening after the old cornered chair, new-covered with needle leaving town, travelling by railway to Liverpool, work, exactly copied from the faded, worn origi by steamboat along the coast, and up the lochs to nal: all my mother's chairs found places, too, as the new pier, built out near the promontory where stationaries, intermixed with some of a lighter stands the church, just concealed by a bank of make; the little tea-table, with its egg-shell china, weeping-birch from the castle. A thriving village was set before a side window, opening on a small had risen round the pier, in which was a good inn, courtyard at the back of the greenhouse appropriseveral shops, and a post-office--the mail now ated to pet birds. The whole thing spoke of going regularly across that part of the country home-occupations and home-happiness, to increase which was formerly termed the new road; besides which, every memorial of the past appeared to two coaches-one daily, the other thrice a week have been studiously introduced ; and it affected

and ar: omnibus, for tourists only, who engaged me even to tears when I found myself alone there, it for the trip, which always cocupied the same after walking up from the steamboat a mile and a namber of days, and embraced the same round of half or more, unnoticed by any one ; for we had scenery. A road really new to me turned up not been expected--they had not looked for us till from this village through the glen, passing the old the next boat, not reckoning on our timing our castle, and stretching up across part of the forest changes of conveyance so accurately. By the.

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advice of the governess ." shortly made her father's influence, had been of considerable use to appearance with the yo.. ocl part of her happy- him in assisting plans he still pursued as a trustee. looking charge, I occupied the time that must be He lived upon the allowance he received as manapassed before the return home of my nephew and ger, grudging no outlay on the estate that would niece with their elder children, in taking a review afterwards pay, yet restricting even that to a cerof the pretty cottage into which the old house had tain annual sum, while faithfully, year after year, been metamorphosed. Taste and comfort were relieving the property of its heavy encumbrances. happily blended throughout all the arrangernents, He had no factor, managing all his own affairs united with the most economical simplicity. Noth- himself. He had two working grieves and a foring my good Aunt Nelly had left was missing, ester, who received their daily orders, and had though there were many additions suited to modern their labors daily inspected ; and he had a bookrefinement. The old dining-room had been short- keeper, chosen, like his other assistants, not for ened, to give my nephew not a study, but an his kindred or his destitution, but for his efficiency office ; for it was plain that business was in earn- l in his particular department. His farms were est pursued here. The back “jambo had been models; and he had many--for here it was that extended indefinitely as part of a range of farin- the young laird had offended. The good of the offices, evidently superintended by a lady's eye. property was his aim so exclusively, that he never The entrance-hall alone looked feudal; for in it permitted private feelings to interfere with what he were neatly arranged upon the walls my father's ihought essential to it. He said that where he had swords, the captain's pistols, and some old batile- found it possible, he had left all the old people in axes, leathern shields, old claymores, and such their old places; but that the change of manners had like antiquities, intermixed with stags' horns and necessitated many removals. He required no band stuffed otters, which my nephew had fallen upon ju of idlers round him; therefore some were thrown the garrets when remodelling his residence. I was out of bread, whose former dependent existenco particularly touched with this careful preservation had quite unfitted them for regular work. A few of every object connected with the olden time ; for he had quite reclaimed ; some partly ; some were even the flower-case and the filigree box of my not to be reclaimed, and they had either hung on poor old French governess remained in their own at home, living on more industrious relations, or place, though the drawing-room did duty now as they had enlisted or emigrated, often assisted by the children's study. Where the Grecian and himself, as he owed them help, and was willing to Egyptian curiosities had taken refuge, I know give it. He had had most trouble with his class not : probably in the bedrooms of the castle ; for of small tenants-honest, respectable men, living no remains of them were to be seen in the cot- poorly enough on the few acres their ancestors for tage, and the millionaire had entirely refurnished centuries back had tilled, much in the same style, his reception-rooms in what he called ihe Highland too, with their own slovenly system of managestyle--all tartan, dirks, broadswords, and bog oak. ment; for they were proud, idle, poor, and dog

I was warmly welcomed by my nephew and gedly opposed to any innovations on the habits of niece; made of the family at once ; consulted, their forefathers. These continued to live in the and employed, and appealed to as another of them- smoky turf-huts, and to lie in the airless box-beds : selves; where all big and little, master and servant, they called trees big weeds, and thought flowers parent and child, seemed to have but one common an encumbrance; and the better crops, and the ininterest. We were early up, early to bed, busy creasing comforts of their more docile neighbors, all all day; and we enjoyed our short evening as only so many preparations for expediting the approach those can enjoy the hours of relaxation who have of the day of judgment. With such thorough men earned them by daily duties well performed. We of the old school, it had been extremely difficult to did not live alone. Several of the nearer landed deal. It was these principally who had emigrated proprietors, whose pursuits were beginning to as to the new world rather than conform to the times similate in some degree with my nephew's, with in their old places, and some of them, despite the addition, occasionally of the family retainers, their obstinacy, I could not but regret ; for from formed an agreeable society, amongst whom no amongst them, when thrown by different accidents formalities existed, and who seemed to enjoy the into the current of the world, had sprung men who easy intercourse prevailing in their unceremonious left these lowly roofs to rise, by their own exervisits to one another all the more, that display was tions, to the highest honors of the state. But my altogether unthought of as a mode of entertainment. nephew was not of an age or a temperament to Higher sources of enjoyment have opened upon believe there would ever be any want of force to the rising generation than were ever dreamt of by fill the vacancies : to him these sturdy fathers of their ancestors. Conversing with my nephew on the great were so many obstinate old men, who his wonderfully altered habits, he told me that he were predetermined never to try to extract its full dated the change from the time that a sense of value from the soil; and therefore, in his eyes only duty dawned upon him. He had wakened from encumbering it, he joyfully seized every opportunity the follies of a frivolous existence to see the in- of assisting in their removal. heritance of his family passing from them; the He was opposed to the whole system of jobbing. people, whose interests had been delegated to his He said it had hitherto been the ruin of the councare, suffering from his desertion. His pride of try, as we might see in our own family, and in birth, first humbled, was then aroused, and the that of my poor Aunt Grace, the last of whose keen desire to redeem his station took entire pos- descendants, the boy she brought over the lake to session of his very energetic mind. Encouraged by see me on my former visit to the north, having just the forester, stimulated and assisted by the cap- started for Australia, after parcelling out what was Lain's widow, he first fitted himself for the serious once a fine property amongst a whole bevy of task he had undertaken ; and then beginning by small purchasers. He would put none into situamanaging for others' he proved himself to have tions they could not honestly fill; he would help become the best manager for all. His character the unfortunate to the best of his ability ; but he had won him his wife. Her little fortune, and her would leave no land with Black Donald's son, or

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any other body's son, who would not or could not with any, even of those drones whom he would improve it; nor should old Bell's grandson inis banish from the hive. He was forgiven much, on manage a saw-nill, had the old woman been account of his position-acting, as they insisted, foster-sister to a score of lairds. The factor, our for my brother; redeeming his father's property cousin's son, need not have bristled up at the ill at his own risk-and they excused his stern utiliusage he met with in being passed over for a tarianism, on account of the several disadvantages stranger. He required no factor : the stranger he had labored under. A foreign mother, a bookkeeper did what the cousin could not do foreign nurse, latterly a foreign education, they work; to which he had been bred, and for which could not expect his heart to be all Highland. he was well fitted. With these sentiments all in The wiser among them were beginning, too, to be active operation, the glen had indeed made strides. quite sensible of the substantial benefits his rule Three or four large farms, managed by my had brought with it; money, with all the comforts nephew's advice, were in the hands of young it can buy, being no longer scarce with the indusscions of some of the old stocks; the rest he super- trious. They had regular pay, good houses, shops intended himself, and cultivated to the utmost in the village at hand, a market at their door for large, level, well-fenced, thorough-drained fields, their produce, help in sickness, a good minister, bearing crops that were a marvel in the Highlands. and a good school. It was in these latter departStill I, like the old useless retainers, felt some ments that my nephew's wife most interested regret. A wise writer has remarked, that the ac- herself. tual living present has little interest for the bulk of My niece was scarcely handsome, being fair and mankind; that the young are looking hopefully slight, and wanting height; yet she grew on me forward to the unknown future; wbile the elderly as beautiful, from her sweet, cheerful temper, her return in thought to the fondly-cherished past, goodness, her activity, and her cleverness ; all where the melancholy which forms the tenderest ihese resources of her mind, too, called forth solely part of memory mingles with all recollections. It by her love of home. It was to enliven her home must have been this natural inclination of the mind that he produced her accomplishments, to improve which made me, in thinking of my native glen, her home that she exerted her various talents; pass over its present flourishing condition, and regulating her household so quietly, pursuing her revert to it as I knew it in my youth, during the various employments so steadily, associating her summer I spent among its beauties when my elder children with all her works. She was really brother was the laird. The people were then just a help-meet for her husband, beloved throughout beginning to arouse from the sleep of ages; new his whole estate, the support and the solace of all ideas and new wants were just dawning upon the around her. No “lady had ever yet so truly rising race, while the old feelings, and habits, and possessed the affections of the people. She was prejudices, were still the creed of their fathers. It of ancient Highland blood too, and understood was this that made them so interesting, so unlike their ways, and shared most of their feelings. the world we left when we came to visit them in The young laird owed more of the respect he met the recesses of their mountains; and this was with than he was at all aware of to the “gentle wearing gradually away before the advance of Lady Anne." The employment which, next to more useful business habits. I could never recon- her home duties, appeared the most particularly to cile myself either to the smoke, and the fizzing, interest her, was her charge of the newly-founded and the racket of the steamboat rushing, over our schools, where she taught daily, not as in the old once secluded lake, or to the bustle of the village times of birch rods and Latin grammar, but accordon its shore. I missed too, through the glen, all ing to the improving views of the age upon this the pretty crofts, stolen, as it were, from the birch- most important subject. Then she had a school woods: they were all gone, the timber of their of industry upon a plan of her own, where all of hanging banks cut and stacked for sale, the heights any age got work, if they wished for it, with a and hollows levelled, and all the little wild paths small magazine where their labors were sold. A through this once graceful wooding, leading from dispensary was under the care of an hospital assisone little sheltered farm to another, existed now tant, whose practice was directed by the weekly only in the memory of such as I, who had loved to visit of the doctor from the neighboring town, and linger the long summer hours among scenes so who received a small salary from the laird to comquietly beautiful.

pensate for the low price of his advice and mediIn the forest too, we no longer came upon the cines. A soup-kitchen and a linen store belonged solitary woodman felling and barking his tree, or to the institution, carefully superintended by my on a half-ruined saw-mill with its leaking water-active niece. And all this was done so easily, so course, offering itself to the pencil with all its pic- cheaply, tiine being much more abundantly beturesque infirmities--the sawyer lazily reading, stowed than money. while the tardy log moved on. All this had van- Such is the glen as my nephew has made itished. A small part of the forest was cut down in changed by the progress of years, aided by the rotation yearly, immediately enclosed, and left to energies of one powerful mind. He has taught nature to replenish. One band of active workmen his people to help themselves; he has altered their felled, another barked, another stacked ; all roots blind submission into a reasonable attachment; were raised; horses for the purpose carried the and though, from circumstances as much as from logs to the only mill, an immense building, with a character, he may have been a little rigid in the large artificial supply of water, and a yard attached, straight course, the end was certain, and worth where the wood was sorted. The thorough air of achieving at any price. Though the poetry of the business interested me here in spite of myself: the connexion between the laird and the vassal has regularity astonished me; as did the amount of undoubtedly suffered by the tie to the race being work done, by which no one, however, seemed broken, yet affection for the man, always given oppressed-method making all easy, even to High- when deserved, may be a higher and a surer bond landers. With his workmen my nephew was a between them. With such thorough business favorite, nor can I say that he was out of favor habits, it will not be supposed that he much encouraged the gaieties formerly so essential to the not only as to the beautiful qualities developed by happiness of the Highlander. He kept up the ball these trials in the brother and sister, but in the and supper at harvest-home, the dinner at Christ-purifying and softening influence exerted by the mas, and the feast in the hill at the sheep-shearing; sight of his helplessness and her goodness on all but there was no whisky admitted to the enter- around them. tainments, and they were early over. He dis- Those who are the victims of some natural blight, countenanced in every way the expensive funerals, often fulfil this important office, and bless those the noisy weddings, the numerous excuses for within their sphere more, by awakening feelings gatherings, which seldom ended in the good of the of holy tenderness and compassion, than a man, younger part of the company. Indeed, the tastes healthy and strong, can do by the utmost exertion of the people were outgrowing the mirth raised by of his good will and energies. Thus, in the East, the punch-bowl; a tone of higher enjoyment was men hold sacred those in whom they find a distorgradually expanding over their feelings, which was tion or alienation of the mind, which makes them assiduously fostered, and wisely directed.

unable to provide for themselves. The well and The minister was another of my nephew's lucky sane feel themselves the ministers of Providence hits a truly well-educated man, anxious for the to carry out a mysterious purpose while taking care morals of his flock, proving by his own habits the of those who are thus left incapable of taking care worth of the Christian precepts he inculcated. of themselves, and, while fulfilling this ministry, He was neither kith nor kin to our family. He find themselves refined and made better. preached well, visited his flock unceasingly, abound The Swiss have similar feelings as to those of ing in the works of truly gospel charity. His con- their families whom cretinism has reduced to idiogregation was large, and extremely attentive, but cy. They are attended to, fed, dressed clean, by no means so interesting to me as that of former and provided with a pleasant place for the day, days. The young men in their fashionable attire before doing anything else even by very busy and did not look half so well as in the plaid. The poor people. . smart caps, or the very finely-trimmed bonnets of | We have seen a similar instance in this country the younger women, were frightful to me, whose of voluntary care of an idiot, and the mental benethoughts returned to the glossy snood-bound hair of fits that ensued. This idiot, like most that are their comely mothers. Old age was less marked, called so, was not without a glimmer of mind. youth was less picturesque; there were few His teacher was able to give him some notions high caps, no groans, no dogs; and the psalms, both of spiritual and mental facts, at least she skilfully sung in parts by the children of my niece's thought she had given him the idea of a God; and schools, had no resemblance to the line-by-line-de-though it appeared by his gestures that to him the livered noises of the ancient precentor, taken up in moon was the representative of that idea! yet he every key and every tune, guessed at by the con- certainly did conceive of something above him, and gregation

which inspired him with reverence and delight. The world has reached the glen; every-day life He knew the names of two or three persons who now meets us there : the romance of the High- had done him kindness, and, when they were menlands is gone; they will soon offer few distinctive tioned, would point upward as he did to the moon, peculiarities. Another generation will very faintly showing himself susceptible, in his degree, of Mr. trace the remains of the manners of their primitive Carlyle's grand method of education-hero-worforefathers, and the records of scenes I have ship. She had awakened in him a love of music, lived in will be 'as Robin Hood's tales to my so that he could be soothed in his most violent grandchildren.

moods by her gentle singing. It was a most touchI took leave of my nephew with sorrow. At ing sight to see him sitting opposite to her at those seventy odd years, old ladies, even in these days times, his wondering and lack-lustre eyes filled of steaming comfort, travel uneasily. I felt, when with childish pleasure, while in hers gleamed the I quitted the glen, that its beauties, except in same pure joy that we may suppose to animate memory, had closed on me forever.

the looks of an angel appointed by Heaven to

restore a ruined world. From the Tribune.

We knew another instance in which a young girl CAROLINE.

became to her village a far more valuable influence

than any patron saint who looks down from his The other evening I heard a gentle voice read- stone niche, while his votaries recall the legend of ing aloud the story of Maurice, a boy who, deprived his goodness in days long past. Caroline lived in of the use of his limbs by paralysis, was sustained in a little quiet country village, quiet as no village comfort, and, almost, in cheerfulness, by the exer- can now remain, since the railroad strikes its spear tions of his twin sister. Left with him in orphan-through the peace of country life. She lived alone age, her affections were centred upon him, and, with a widowed mother, for whom, as well as for amid the difficulties his misfortunes brought upon herself, her needle won bread, while the mother's them, grew to a fire intense and pure enough to strength and skill sufficed to the simple duties of animate her with angelic impulses and powers. their household. They lived content and hopeful, As he could not move about, she drew him every-till, whether from sitting still too much, or some where in a little cart, and, when at last they heard other cause, .Caroline became ill, and soon the that sea-bathing might accomplish his cure, con- physician pronounced her spine to be affected, and veyed him, in this way, hundreds of miles to the lo such a degree that she was incurable. seashore. Her pious devotion and faith were re- This news was a thunderbolt to the poor little warded by his cure, and (a French story would cottage. The mother, who had lost her elasticity be entirely incomplete otherwise) with money, of mind, wept in despair, but the young girl who plaudits, and garlands from the bystanders. found so early all the hopes and joys of life taken

Though the story ends in this vulgar manner, it from her, and that she was left seemingly without is, in its conduct, extremely sweet and touching, any shelter from the storm, had, even at first, the

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faith and strength to bow her head in gentleness / De Maistre relates some similar passages as to a and say, God will provide. She sustained and sick girl in St. Petersburg, though his mind dwelt cheered her mother.

more on the spiritual beauty, evinced in her reAnd God did provide. With simultaneous marks, than on the good she had done to those vibration the hearts of all their circle acknowl-around her. Indeed, none bless more than those edged the divine obligation of love and mutual aid who only stand and wait. Even if their passivity between human beings. Food, clothing, medicine, be enforced by fate, it will become a spiritual activservice, were all offered freely to the widow and ity, if accepted in a faith higher above fate than her daughter.

the Greek gods were supposed to sit enthroned Caroline grew worse, and was at last in such a above misfortune. state that she could only be moved upon a sheet and by the aid of two persons. In this toilsoine service, and every other that she needed for years,

VISIT TO THE CROCODILE CAVES. * her mother never needed to ask assistance. The

On a fine sunny morning, with a light wind, my neighbors took turns in doing all that was required, I hoa

s required, boat floated quietly down the Nile, its broad waand the young girls, as they were growing up,

ters reflecting village after village, and grove after counted it among their regular employments to

grove of date-trees. Long lines of pelicans edged work for or read to Caroline.

the sand-banks: they did not move for us. I Not without immediate reward was their service

mused on the same, with my constant friend by of love. The mind of the girl, originally bright and pure, was quickened and wrought up to the

my side-my pipe: all was tranquillity. I could

but lament that, in a few short weeks, I must bid finest susceptibility by the nervous exaltation that

'adieu to a country which had so much interested ofien ensues upon affection of the spine. The

me; and with deep regret I contemplated the time soul, which had taken an upward impulse from its

when, in sketches and recollections, I must try and first act of resignation, grew daily more and more

conjure up the magic scenes by which I had been into communion with the higher regions of lifels permanent and pure. Perhaps she was instructed

iso many months surrounded. I had revelled in by spirits which, having passed through a similar

temples, (pardon the expression,) I had lived in Trial of pain and loneliness, had risen to see the

tombs, I had boiled my iea-ketile with mummies'

bones, descended into labyrinths of passagesreason why. However that may be, she grew in

poking up from their long-hidden places birds and nobleness of view and purity of sentiment, and, as she received more instruction from books also, than

beasts; in short, I had become artist, naturalist,

J and half-Arab. I had ridden a camel, and I had any other person in her circle, had from many

shot at—but never killed--a crocodile. Here my visitors abundant information as to the events

train of musing was at once cut short by the which were passing around her, and leisure to re

remembrance that I had never been in the crocoflect on them with a disinterested desire for truth, ishe became so much wiser than her companions as

dile pits—so graphically described to me by my 'to be, at last, their preceptress and best friend,

French companions at Thebes. True, they said and her brief, gentle comments and counsels were

it was a dangerous undertaking—that few accomlistened to as oracles from one enfranchised from

plished it; nay, they had a story of some traveller

having either lost himself, or some of his people: the films which selfishness and passion cast over

but what of that? If one never attempts a diffithe eyes of the multitude.

culty, he can never experience the pleasure of The twofold blessing conferred by her presence, 'both in awakening none but good feelings in the

overcoming one. So with this reflection I filled hearts of others, and in the instruction she became

my pipe, took up my map, just to see whereabouts able to confer was such that, at the end of five

the place might be ; and to my no small pleasure

discovered that by to-morrow morning we should years, no member of that society would have been so generally lamented as Caroline if death had

arrive at the spot-Manfalout bene-my

mind was made up. The rest of the day I teased called her away.

the Arabs with questions and cross-questions, to But the Messenger, who so often seems capricious in his summons, took first the aged mother,

see if I could procure any information; and in the and the poor girl found that life had yet the power

evening, when joined by my fellow-travellers

| Mr. G., an English gentleman, with an abundant to bring her grief, unexpected and severe. And now the neighbors met in council. Caro

stock of good-nature, and my French friend, Monline could not be left quite alone in the house.

sieur D., with a violin-it was settled to make a Should they take turns and stay with her by night Party

party. as well as by day?

| About five in the morning we awoke by the “Not so," said the blacksmith's wife. “The

Tukeel grating on the sand, and the lullaby of the house will never seem like home to her now, poor

Arab sailors ceasing from their rowing. They thing, and 't would be kind of dreary for her to

make a rascally noise, but travellers praise it-like

Tasso's songs by the gondoliers in Venice. I've change about heri nusses' so. I'll tell you what;

heard them both, and when I've not been in a all my children but one are married and gone off; we have property enough. I will bave a good! This sketch is slightly altered from the Art-Union of room fixed for her and she shall live with us. My March, in which it appears, with illustrations from the husband wants her to as much as me."

pencil of its lamented author--the late William Muller. The council acquiesced in this truly humane"It is," says the editor of that elegant journal," a graphic arrangement, and Caroline lives there still; and angement and Caroline lives there still and description of a most extraordinary scene; and a striking

record of one of the many perils the accomplished writer we are assured that none of her namerous friends

underwent in his search alter knowledge. It was written dread her departure so much as the blacksmith's by Mr. Muller for the Art-Union many months ago; he wife.

I had previously furnished us with the sketches, which we " "Tant no trouble at all to have her," she says : immediately engraved. We were, however, for some " and if it was, I should n't care ; she is so good

time under the impression that the descriptive matter

" had not been prepared ; fortunately, it was found entire, and still, and talks so pretty. It's as good to be

and ready for the printer. among his papers, and was with her as goin' to meetin'.

kindly transmitted to us by his brother."

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