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Madame C-- made in my presence || whole of last year."" Indeed!** of all the retrenchments that it would " Yes, really; to be sure I had only be possible for her to make. I found two cachemires, and I don't include her seated at her writing-desk, with the jewels I bought. ! Let me see, an air so grave and thoughtful, that now for niy table: I can do nothing I was almost afraid to inquire the on public days, but when we dine len reason. “Ah! heaven," cried she, l famille, I will positively be content
have I not too much reason? Don't with two courses; and," she added, you know that this odious Villele is her features brightening up as the going to ruin us all?"_"Not quite last idea struck her, “ I will write I hope," said I smiling.--"Oh! yes, || immediately to my steward in the he will indeed, my dear sir, if some country, to retrench the soup and lucky thing or other does not happen boiled beef and the cyder which are directly to prevent, him. Oh! how allowed to the servants at the chåI wish your radicals would rise en teau: let them eat vegetables and masse and overturn your govern drink water; it is more wholesome, ment!"-"We are really very much | especially in summer. He must also obliged to you."" Or those plaguy stop immediately the allowance I Spaniards, now if they would but make to the poor. I dare say that break out again," (by the bye, she they can find work; and at any rate was one of those who rejoiced the I can't afford to be charitable now. most when they were subjugated) I will write directly."_" But the “ah! we should have the funds low law is not yet passed," said I.-"Oh! enough then. But, no, we shall not I have no doubt that it will pass ; be so fortunate I am afraid as to have and when people are obliged to make insurrections any where; this odious retrenchments, it is better to begin law' will certainly pass, and then I. in time.”—“. You mean then to put must make so many retrenchments! down your carriage and discharge I was just considering as you came your servants immediately."-"Why in what I could best manage to be as to that, I believe I must wait a saving in. - Do you know I am afraid | little; these are things you know, my I must put down one of my car- | dear sir, that one would not do till riages.”_" But you will still have the last moment."; st! ! two."-" Ah! that is no matter: 1 I observed soon after that she apcan't well do without three; never-peared rather absent, and as she pertheless I must try. Then I shall beceived that I noticed it, she accountobliged to part with three servants." ed for it by owning very ingenuously, -" However, you will have a great that she was trying to calculate how number remaining:"-" Only seven- | much she could save in the articles teen, and that is not enough for an of boiled beef and cyders and the establishment like mine. Then my alms. I left her to finish the calcutoilette.. Ah! no, positively I canlation at her leisure, and as I walked diminish nothing in that article!" || home was accosted by a mendicant “ Yet you are always superbly dress with a clamorous demand for charity. ed.“However, I assure you I am For the moment it was unheeded, very economical: it has not cost me for I was engaged in ruminating upabove thirty thousand francs for the on the singular mixture of meanness and prodigality in the character of || tion of the rentes will fall so heavily Madame C ... Do, pray sir," con- | as on the fraternity to which I betinued the beggar,“ give me some- || long." thing: indeed you are, as one may | As the conversation I had just say, bound in justice."-"And pray | held with Madame C afforded .why so?" " On account of the re- complete proof of the truth of the duction of the rentes." " You are poor fellow's assertion, I slipped a mistaken, friend," said I in a soften- | triffe into his hand, and then retreated tone; flattered, I confess, at the ed as fast as I could from the Dieu idea that I was actually taken for the vous benisse, milord! which he contiminister himself.
nued for some time to bawl after me. brf Not at all, sir," replied he in an I have now by me several letters, assured voice: " for I am certain you which I should before this have atare English; and if your nation had tended to, if the good people of not been so rich as to raise the stocks this noisy metropolis would have sufall over Europe by the overflow offered me to attend to any thing but their capital, we should not be ex- | themselves. I shall certainly 'notice posed to this diminution of our in- some at least of these letters in my come. I say our, for you may de- | next number. pend, sir, that there is no class of
N. NEVERMOVE. the community on whom the reduc- ||
No. XIII. ALLAN THE LION, LEADER OF CLAN NA GEALLANA AND CHIEFTAIN OF
DOWART. ,1 The primogenitor of this clan is | bonds of friendship, and he employed said to have extended their bonds it for their mutual advantage.. of friendship to every distinguished The birth of Allan was attended family from sea to sea. While yet with remarkable circumstances. His in early youth, he equipped himself father and grandfather were conas a soldier of the Cross, in the ar- spicuous warriors in the reigns of my of Baldwin Count of Flanders, James I. and II.; and in the reign of A.D. 1202. Returning in safety and James III. Jan, the father of our honour from the crusade, be brought hero, though only a second son of to his own country many articles for the chief, possessed more actual powornament and use, of which the er over the affections and conduct neighbouring lairds hardly knew the of the vassals than his elder brother. names.He brought likewise an ac- i He had hewn his way to martial disquisition infinitely anore valuable tinction in the Spanish wars against enlargement of mind. - His wisdom, the Moors; and when he settled at erudition, knowledge of the world, i home, he found his brother, a gay and polished manners, gave him un- courtier, had entirely neglected his bounded influence over the heads of hereditary, estates and his people, families with whom his ancestors beld leaving them at the mercy of a young
er brother, who abused his autho- || father," "continued the maid,“ suffer rity. Jan asserted his right of seni-me at least to escape from bondage ority, and the clan soon felt and acto the holy sisters by plunging into knowledged his superior prowess in the waves." ... ". st . bis repelling the encroachments of neigh “If I dread the ire of your far bouring foes, or rovers from distant ther!".interrupted the indignant Jan., parts. Chasing a piratical squadron “ Daughter of Maccailan More, from the coast of Mull, Jan observed have you never heard of Jan, the one of the ships keeping aloof from the broad-chested lion?"
sur fight, and with crowded sails making “He has been the vision of my her escape. He sent some ships to dreams, the song of my bower, though intercept her, while he defeated her my eyes never beheld him," replied consorts. Having gained a victory, the maid. “Oh! that I might find he hastened after the fugitive galley, him! My hands would cling to his and by dint of oars, and“ wings of valiant arm, and I must be safe." 119. wind," bore down upon her. He “He lays his fame at your feet, anexpected a rich prize, and found on-gel of beauty,” said Jan, with ime! ly" a blossom of loveliness, wringing passioned tone and gesture...Do' her hands in all the wildness of ter- The maid covered her blushing ror.” She threw herself “ into his face with her white hands; but after strong arms of valour," pressing to some entreaty, she gave way to tears her lips his tartan garb, and ejacu- of joy, consenting to go with Jan, lating blessings on his voice, which and to become his wife. He sent a articulated the language of her own bard and harper to the Oduine chief, land. Her only surviving attendant, announcing the nuptials, and exan old woman, made known to Jan plaining the preliminary circumstanthe high lineage of this beauteous ces. The mighty chief sent his bek damsel, too lofty for the second bro-nediction by return of the messenther of any chief. Though charmed gers, right glad that Ghormuille was by the artless graces of his captive, rescued from barbaric power, and the irresistible spirit of knightly ho- that his daughter was spouse to a nour impelled Jan to propose giving warrior, whose fame resounded in her in charge to the holy sisters of the voice of all nations visited by Iona, until her father, the chief of sun, moon, or stars. Three moons the Oduines, should send a proper of glowing felicity rewarded Jan for escort to take her to his own protec his warlike toils; and the clan exulte tion. On hearing this destination, ed, that a daughter of their feudal the tender innocent uttered a pierc- superior shone in the castle of their ing shriek, and besought the con-chief, and blessed the tutor and queror to sheathe his dirk in her bo- guardian administering in his name: som. She was on her way to a con- Jan was informed that suspicious. vent at Iona when captured by the sails were observed to lurk in a creek spoilers from Gothland; but far on the opposite side of the isle of against her inclination she had been | Mull. He kindled the cris taree, doomed to the cloister, and prefer- | or brand of summons to arms, and red death to such a gloomy existence. || ascended a hill to descry the fleet. v .If you dread the terrible ire of my! He returned no more. When
night approached, his distracted || of his age, as the stately ash waves wifel obtained the certainty that nothick branches and a towering head strangesail had hovered on the coast, | far above the slender fern of the holand that Jan had not joined the lows. His soul was on fire to minmailed and helmeted bands he dís- | gle in the clash of arms, for he heard patched to meet the invaders, pur- the fame of beams of valour shining posing to cross the country, and ar- in the ranks of war in early boyhood, rive before them at the place of ren- He donned the shirt of mail and dezvous. . Wringing her hands of plumed casque, to earn renown amidst slow; obeating her high bosom, and the troubles of England, while his tearing her raven hair, Ghormuille, chin was yet smooth as the tip of fleet as a young hind of spring, rush- female loveliness. Twenty summers ed over glens and heath to climb the had not knit his elastic joints when mount of observation. Jan had de- he received knightly spurs from the scended half way, but faint with the hand of the royal Edward. The loss of blood, reclined beside a little || woes of Scotland were rumoured brook. A barbed arrow had trans- abroad. Allan, the son of Jan, the fixed that valiant breast, where, in broad-chested lion, hastened to range wisdom and honour, rested the secu his few followers under the banners rity of Clan na Geallana.
of his king; but he soon discerned *“ Flee to the brother of my fa- in the Scottish camp that the infather, only love of Jan! flee to the tuation of James III. would frustrate abbot of Oransay. Too sure the every effort for his service. The mortal shaft came from the son of renowned knight of England, experimy father. He has heard that our enced in arms, though immature in elder brother was killed in the lists years, ventured to dissent from the at Cambuskenneth, and he has re- prevailing' opinion in a council of moved me, that he may claim the war. The president, in no gentle chieftainry." I'. ".. terms, scorned the youth of the speak bHe could no more. He waved his er, and rebuked his presumption hand, pointing to Oransay, to urge Allan, unused to harsh command, laid the escape of Ghornuille, till the his hand on the good sword which, last chill of death stopped the heav- in the cause of Edward of England, ing of his large heart. At Oransay | had reeked with the blood of train the lady bore a son, the pledge of tors. The president ordered him never-dying love. She reared him under arrest. . . di at hertgrief-wounded breast, where "Who shall dare to touch the a broken heart throbbed daily to person of a free soldier for speaking wards the narrow house of long re- || the truth in the cause of his king?!!. poses" In her wasting malady, she said Allan, drawing his trusty steel, bequeathed the child, as a sacred | No man was so foolhardy as to trust, to the abbot of Oransay and peril his own life, by attempting to the sanctified brethren. ; .! I lay a hand upon the indignant chief
Allan, the only offspring of Jan, of Clan na Geallana. He deliberater the broad-chested lion grew in beau-lly strade from the chamber of count: ty, in every manly attainment, and cil, to offer his services to the Duke. in learning, surpassing all the youths of Rothsay wbo, in tender age, had
lle till the his hand on the card of England,
been persuaded to head the nobles,', Alloway was Henry, son of James the that in martial array inforced their Sixth of Scotland and First of Engremonstrances to James III. against land. The cradle and golf-clubs, with the, pernicious influence of his fa- other infantine and youthful remains vourites. Yet ere he finally resolv- of that most promising prince, are ed to implicate his high fame with still retained by the family of Marr, men whose proceedings verged on They also possess the private signet rebellion, Allan took the delay of of Mary of Scotland, which she gave one night, bending his steps to a re- to the Earl of Marr, after the treaty ligious house, to consult with the at Edinburgh obliged her to desist sainted inmates. As the ancient le- from wearing the arms of England, gend designates the scene of this The fame of Alloway tower has been adventure, “ the cradle of royal wis- revived by Burns, in his Tam O'Skandom," we may in all particulars ap- ter :
: ... ! ply the epithet to Alloway, the Alu- | “Catched wi warlocks in the mirkso na of the Romans. At Alloway many | By Alloway's auld haunted kirk", 110% Scottish princes received their first The bigbest turret of this venerable education, having been for more than relic is 89 feet in height, and the two centuries the wards of the Earls walls are 11 feet in thickness." of Erskine and Marr. The last heir | (To be concluded in our ncxt.) of the Scottish crown nurtured at
TOGRUL BEY AND HIS THREE SONS: "..
. . . A TURKISH TALE..'' KING TOGRUL Bey, feeling that immediately set about building a pahe had not long to live, sent for his lace in every considerable town; the three sons, and thus addressed them: second took a virgin to wife every “ My children, I see the Angel of day, and put her away again next Death approaching my bed. Before morning; and the third ate nothing he lays his head upon my pillow, without butter and honey. One day, I will give each of you a piece of ad- | however, a wise man addressed them vice. As you value your happiness, || in these words: “ When the king fail not to follow it.” The three your father gave you on his deathprinces, shedding a flood of tears, bed that advice which ye so strictly promised compliance, and earnestly follow, it was not his intention that entreated him to delay no longer to | ye should literally obey his injunocommunicate this advice: on which tions. Ye have not comprehended the king said to the eldest, “ Build the true meaning of his counsels; I thyself a palace in every large town will therefore explain them to you. in my dominions." To the second | But I must first relate to you a stohe said, “ Marry a virgin every day.” |ry which has some resemblance to —" And as for thee,” said he to the your own case. ';,Po streming . third, " add butter and honey to all || “A Turkish king ordered, the that thou eatest."
in caradschi, that is, the tribute which . Togrul Bey died. The eldest son the Christians of a certain province
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