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emolument received, and received early, But besides my private pupils, both as was, in the truest sense of the word, a an undergraduate and afterwards, I had a benefaction. Moreover, in the case of a very large and varied acquaintance studentship it was not merely the stipend, probably no man at Oxford ever had a the value of which was small for many larger — partly in consequence of the years, and never amounted to that of an different games and athletic exercises in ordinary fellowship at any other college, which I took part, and partly because I that made it desirable, but the dignity and made it an object of ambition to know the fact that it was the only way of admis- every one who either was distinguished sion at Christ Church to the office of a in any way or gave promise of distinction public tutor.
in after life; and what was then someIn recurring to the list of my private what marked and uncommon in a Christ pupils, it would be wrong in me to omit to Church man (I trust it has ceased to be mention that all the intercourse I had as so now) — I showed no preference for men his private tutor with Lord Lincoln – af- of my own college. For instance, among terwards Duke of Newcastle and colonial my contemporaries who still survive, in secretary — friendly and unaffected on addition to those already named, I was his part as it always was, though some specially intimate with Thomas L. what alloyed by a constitutional stiffness Claughton (now Bishop of St. Albans), and reserve, which, however, gave way and with Roundell Palmer (now Earl upon close acquaintance, led me to re. Selborne), both scholars of Trinity, and gard him with sincere esteem, and to en- both distinguished in the highest degree tertain a highly favorable opinion of his by university honors of many and various sterling character and of his solid if not kinds; with Anthony, Grant, fellow of brilliant abilities. He was unfortunate as New College (now archdeacon of St. Al. a minister at the time of the Crimean war; bans and canon of Rochester); with John but I feel persuaded that the country Eardley-Wilmot (now Sir Eardley, and never had a public servant more honestly M.P. for south Warwickshire), of Balliol, devoted to its best interests, or more thor. who gained the Latin-verse prize in 1829. oughly and conscientiously anxious, at I was also acquainted with Bonamy Price whatever cost of labor and trouble to him- (now professor of political economy of self, to do his duty; and he was brave and Worcester, who took a double first in unflinching as he was laborious.
1829; with Frederick Rogers (now Lord Thomas Dyke Acland (now Sir Thom- Blachford), of Oriel, who took a double as, and M.P. for north Devonshire), a first in 1832; and with Piers Claughton gentleman commoner of Christ Church, (late Bishop of Colombo, now archdeacon after taking a double first in 1831 was of London), of Brasenose, and afterwards elected fellow of All Souls. I have not of University, who took a classical firstmuch remembrance of him as a private class in 1835, and won the English essay pupil, but in a testimonial which he gave in 1837: while my principal playmates at me when I became a candidate for the tennis were among the fellow.commoners second mastership of Winchester, he of Oriel, especially Francis Trench (elder spoke most kindly of his “personal expe. brother of the Archbishop of Dublin), an rience of my qualifications as an instruc. old Harrow schoolfellow and friend, who tor.” Though I was considerably his took a classical second in 1828; Edmund senior, we had been friends and fellow- Head (afterwards Sir Edmund, and gov. cricketers at Harrow; and we were I think ernor of Canada), who took a classical first fellow.pupils of Saunders, at Cuddesdon, in 1827; and the Hon. Charles Murray, during part of the long vacation of 1829. the best player of us all, who afterwards I have also still a vivid recollection of his became a well-known diplomatist at sevhighly esteemed father, and of his own eral foreign courts. amiable disposition and exemplary char- In 1831 I obtained the university prize acter, both at school and college.
Quænam fuerit OraOf Canning I have already spoken more torum Atticorum apud populum auctori. than once. It is melancholy to think that tas," a subject which afforded me an both he and the Duke of Newcastle, like opportunity of giving vent to my Tory Lord Elgin and Lord Herbert, were taken sentiments in a way which probably found away, almost simultaneously, when, hu. favor with the judges, and was certainly manly speaking, they could be ill-spared, not unacceptable to my audience in the and when many more years of useful and theatre. honorable public service might have been In the long vacation of that year I was expected for them and from them. free from private pupils, Thomas Agar Robartes, an old Harrow and Christ the course of conversation, I remember, Church friend, who had just taken his I ventured to ask him if he had seen degree (afterwards M.P. for Cornwall, Sotheby's “ Translation of Homer," then and eventually made a peer by Mr. Glad. lately published, and what he thought of stone), having offered me a seat in his it. He replied that he knew, he was sorry carriage if I would accompany him into to say, little or nothing of Greek, but he Scotland. I gladly availed myself of so could scarcely conceive anything better pleasant an opportunity of visiting this than Pope; and, by way of example, he country for the first time; and accord- quoted, with great emphasis, the renderingly — railways being then unknown –ing of the sainous passage, which occurs we iwo posted together in an open ba- twice in the Iliad, viz., in Book vi., 208, rouche (with Robartes's confidential ser- as the saying of Hippolochus to his son vant on the box to take care of us, or at Glaucus, and in Book xi., 783, as the say. least to relieve us from all care and ing of Tydeus to his son Achilles, trouble incident to our journey), along the north road from London to Edinburgh, and
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αιεν αριστεύειν και υπείρογον έμμεναι άλλων και thence by Perth as far as Blair Athol. perhaps intending it also as both a graceThe professed object of our expedition, ful compliment and a useful lesson to me besides ght-seeing, was to shoot and as a young man, who, he had been told, fish; and we came fully equipped for both had recently taken a first class at Oxford, purposes, but in our youthful heedless- and won the two University prizes for ness and plenitude of hope, we had nego for three days, and the two poets parted,
Latin verse and prose.* The visit lasted lected to provide ourselves with necessary introductions, and so our anticipations of never to meet again in this world for it sport came to little or nothing - it hap- will be remembered that Sir Walter repened to be a bad season for river fishing turned from Italy only to die at Abbotsin consequence of drought – until, on our
ford the following year. The separation return by Glasgow and the west, we
affecting as it had been - - was rendered reached Rydal Mount, where my uncle still more so when we came to read and kindly took compassion upon us, and ponder over the verses, consisting of four through application to the then Lord stanzas, which he had written that morn. Lonsdale, who sent over his keeper with ing, before breakfast, in my cousin's al. dogs, obtained for us some grouse shoot- bum, and to whom, when he gave back ing on Shapfells. It was altogether a the book, he had said, “I would have fantastic but highly enjoyable excursion, done this for nobody but your father's and Robartes, as a travelling companion, daughter.” In the verses — they were was a pattern of good nature and equa
indeed the last lay of the great minstrel nimity. But I should scarcely have
there were several indications of de. thought it worth recording if it had not fective sense and metre, as if the mind been connected with what follows. While had given way, for the moment, in the I was still at Rydal Mount, after parting process of composition, although nothing with Robartes, who returned homewards of the kind had been remarked in the alone, a letter arrived from Sir Walter course of conversation during our visit. Scott pressing my uncle to come and see As Sir Walter, with his daughter and him at Abbotsford beiore he set out for Lockhart, were to leave early on the Fri. Italy. All was soon arranged for my day for London, we took our departure uncle and his daughter to accept the invi. on Thursday about noon, my uncle and tation, which had been extended so as to his daughter for Edinburgh, and I for include me. They were to travel leisurels Lufness, near Aberlady, to spend a few in a pony carriage — my uncle's usual days with my friend Hope, who was then conveyance - and I was to follow by there alone reading hard for his approachcoach. Setting out after them, I did not ing degree. How curious that when I arrive till the evening of the memorable next visited Abbotsford, some twenty day – Tuesday, September 20
- on which years after, it was to be the warmly wel. “ Yarrow" had been “revisited." The comed guest of Hope himself, who, in the next morning, however, I had the privi.
* Many years afterwards I told the above anecdote lege of accompanying Sir Walter and a to Dean Stanley, and after a further lapse of some portion of his guests, including Mr. Lock- years. I was agreeably surprised to see it introduced –
with that power of memory and felicity of adaptation hart, to view "fair Melrose," which I for which he was distinguished - in the first address trust we did “aright” (it would be strange which he delivered as. rector of the University of St. if we did not with such a guide !) though same Greek words, emblazoned over his head in the
Andrews, à propos of the inscription, consisting of the it was not " by the pale moonlight." In hall, or upper library, in which the address was spoken.
interval, having married Sir Walter's only He was a tall man, wearing a kind of grandchild, Lockhart's daughter, had be- tunic of green plush, and covered his head come its proprietor! And how sad, that with a rat-tailed wig, under a broad three. within another twelve months, he had cornered hat. His wrinkled features, his joined the Church of Rome, and we never prominent nose, and his narrow jaw gave inet afterwards ! But though personal him a thoughtlul expression. He stepped intercourse had ceased between us for timidly, leaning upon an ivory-handled many years, shortly before his death I stick; his waistcoat came nearly to bis received from him a long and affectionate knees, and his legs were as lean as an old letter, in reference to the precise date of barn.door fowl's. the days of the above memorable visit, That is exactly as I remember old Ro. which I had asked him to endeavor to senthal in the year 1820; and a few years clear up from his private archives, having after that, after his death, I married his observed that the details given concern- daughter, Mademoiselle Anna Christian ing it in my uncle's "Memoirs” and in Rosenthal von Löwenhaupt, and took his Lockhart's “Life” of Sir Walter do not widow, Françoise, into iny family to help altogether correspond. He sent to bring up the children. It was then that very full reply, though obliged to use a the old lady, Grandmother Françoise, clerk's hand; showing that Lockhart was as we always called her - explained to me careless and incorrect in his dates, as I the strange words which I had heard from had supposed ; quoting for me the follow her, and which had never been out of my ing from Sir Walter's diary, written after memory. his arrival in London “ Wordsworth Before the Revolution of 1789, the regi. and his daughter, a fine girl, were with us ment of Royal Marines on its return from on the last day; I tried to write in her Corsica happening to be at Toulon, three album, and made an ill-formed botch; no sergeants of that regiment began at the help for it," etc.; and concluding with the same time to court Mademoiselle Fran. words, in reference to bis weak state of çoise Janin, daughter of a worker in ebony health : “I am prevented from asking who lived near the soldiers' hospital. The you to come here yourself just now. Lat. names of these three lovers were Jacob er, perhaps, I shall be more fit, as I shall Zimmer, Christian Rosenthal, and Jean be always happy, to have a visit from you. Baptiste Bernadotte. Yours, affectionately, etc. Abbotsford, Every week they came to her father's Septeinber 19, 1871." Alas! the hour of house, and her father made no objection. greater fitness never arrived.
But as for the young fellows themselves, CHARLES WORDSWORTH. they were very much in each other's way,
and would have had no objection each to exchange a few sword-cuts and get exclusive possession of Françoise's hand.
They all three claimed to be gentlemen, From The Leisure Hour. for in those days none but gentlemen bad
a chance of promotion ; yet Ziminer was LOVERS.
only, the son of a Strasbourg brewer, Ber. nadotte belonged to a respectable citizen family of Pau, and Rosenthal, who was a
native of a small seaport on the north When I was young I knew a certain coast, claimed to be of noble descent beold man named Christian Rosenthal, who cause one of his ancestors had been hung is still well remembered by the inbabi. at Stockholm for having tried to usurp the tants of Sainte-Suzanne.
crown of Magnus in 1275, in consequence Whenever he passed before our house of which all the Rosenthals had been banin front of the old corn-market, my mother ished from Sweden forever. Although used to say, “That is the King of Sweden, these events bad occurred ages before Rosenthal III. He is going to sing Christian Rosenthal was born, he was all hymns in the Protestant church; his old the same filled with a noble and a just comrade Jean Baptiste robbed him of his pride. crown, and now he is out of his mind. Now it happened one winter evening The best thing that could happen to him that the three comrades suddenly thought would be for God to take him away.”. they would like to have their fortunes told
My curiosity was greatly excited by by an old woman called Catinetta la Mar. these words, and I watched poor old Roseillaise, who lived in a back street near senthal out of sight with wondering eyes. the harbor.
GRANDMOTHER AND HER THREE
BY MM. ERCKMANN-CHATRIAN.
Grandmother Françoise went on:
We had just found out the alley, and we tened, and I remember all her words just had been knocking at the broken door for as if it had been yesterday: a quarter of an hour; the guiters were all You,” she said, “ will be a fighter all dripping round us, and the weathercocks your life; you will carry your sword right creaking, but nobody answered.
and left, north and south, and you will I was frightened, and I should have run never care where or why. You will be all away if Rosenthal had not held me back. for fine horses, good wine, and money to Zimmer was trying to burst the door open, spend. You will go in different regiments when a light appeared above us, dimly because of your stubborn temper, but in showing a garret window; then it came the end you will have the command of a down, and presently a feeble voice was cavalry regiment.”. heard behind the door asking, “ Who is Ziminer did not believe that he should there? What do you want?”
ever be a captain, because in those days “Let us in,” cried Zimmer, “ we want none but nobles got promotion, and he our fortunes told.”
was not of a noble family. In another minute the door was opened, “Never mind !” she cried ; "what I and a small, pale, thin child carrying a. tell you will be sure to happen, for so it lantern told us to come in, but not to make is written. But it will all come to an end any noise for fear of the watch.
with a stroke." We followed her down a dark and nar. What! at one stroke?” row passage, and the poor iittle creature, “ A ball will pass through your body! pushing open a door on the left, cried, she said. 7. Here she is !”
“That's all right!” cried Zimmer; “I Then we saw Catinetta, sitting in a ask for no better. You have satissied me crazy old armchair in a corner before a quite.” sinail table with cards upon it. Her thick He threw on the table all the big cop. and matted grey hair hung tangled over pers that he had, and Catinetta swept her shoulders; she had a hump upon her them into a bag. back, and looked just like a wild-cat arch- Then came Rosenthal, but he and the ing its back.
old woman whispered, and I could only The dirty copper lamp hanging from the hear him replying, “ I don't care; if only ceiling lighted up in every corner heaps of Françoise loves me it doesn't signify for poor rags; a torn gobelin tapestry closed the rest." in her alcove; a few broken chairs were From that moment I loved none but visible in the dim light. There could him. scarcely be a more miserable hovel than Only Bernadotte was left. He had sat this filthy old rat-hole.
quietly down in the darkest corner, with I was just thinking of retreating, when his legs crossed and his hat on one side, the hag began shuffling her cards, saying, looking on without believing a word, and “ Well, who shall I begin with ?
then the old woman, shuffling her cards, “Begin with this pretty maiden,” said drew near to him, saying, “Come on, it is Zimmer; “and speak up, because we all your turn." want to hear.”
" Thank you,” said he, “I don't care to Then, taking hold of my hand, she ex. know my fortune.” amined me for a fe:v minutes, while I was Why so ?” trembling all over.
“ Because I have not a sou." “Don't be frightened,” said she ; "you “ No matter, I will trust you." have a very good hand.”
No, thank you; I had rather have the Then, spreading her cards upon the pleasure of being surprised, supposing table, she explained them to us, telling ine anything good is to happen to me." that I had no need to complain of my lot; " There now !" cried Zimmer ; “ you that I should be married to one of the know my fate, and I want to know yours. three soldiers present; that we should We are old comrades ; don't let there be have both joy and misery, but more of the any secrets between us. If you cannot former than of the latter; and that I pay, Jean Baptiste, I will stand; and if should rise in the world. In a word, ihere's no belp for it, I will pledge my everything that these old women always watch.” tell young girls who like to believe them. “ You won't cut ?" said the old woman;
I was laughing, when, picking up the “then I will cut for you.” Then, looking cards and beckoning to Zimmer, she told at the cards, she cried, “ Were there ever him to cut.
such cards as these? Never have I seen
the like!” aod, turning to Bernadotte, were shuffled and cut again for the fifth who did not move, she said with much time, and he who had believed nothing deference, “ Come, young gentleman, I now believed everything, and followed the will show you such a fortune as nobody movements of the old woman with a rest. ever saw before !
Show me your hand.” less expression. We were bending over And as Zimmer and Rosenthal and I the table when the old woman, having pressed him he came forward, laughing inspected the cards, raised herself up incredulously, and saying, “Well, if you straight, and said to Bernadotte, want me to, I will; it is not worth quar- “ You will be a king!” relling about.”
His countenance and his manner had He took off his glove and presented struck us with amazement. No one spoke, his hand, and the old creature now gazed and Bernadotte, himself silent and seli. upon it, shuffling her cards and muttering contained, seemed as if he was in a dream. confused words. “That is well,” said After a few minutes' silence he abruptly now cut."
said, “Let us go!” But remembering He obeyed; and she, laying out the that he had given nothing, he threw down cards, looked more astonished still. Again a crown-piece upon the table. We were she mixed the cards and made him cut following Bernadotte into the passage, three times, and the same cards came when Rosenthal, following him closely, back each time. So that Bernadotte, los. said, ing patience, exclaimed, "Well, old lady, “I had rather have my fortune than are you not satisfied yet? Is not that yours; ” and lowering his voice to a whis. enough?"
per, he added, “Give up Françoise, and I Yes, yes,” she replied, “ I have seen will give up to you the throne of Sweden.” it all; but I cannot believe my own eyes. No doubt he was only joking. But For thirty years I have had all the princi- Bernadotte was serious; and standing pal people of the place – officers, soldiers, there in the moonlight, he answered, and sailors coming to consult me, but “ Done! give me your hand,” and they never did I see such a hand as this."
did shake hands, much to my dissatisfacAnd lifting her eyes, she said to Berna. tion. dotte, who was smiling still, “ Young Zimmer and I came out last. He ofman, you will be a general, and you will fered me his hand, saying, win battles.”
Françoise, if you like, you shall be a Jean Baptiste, hearing this, changed captain's wife !" color, for he was very ambitious. He had His big red moustaches, his great bony enlisted at seventeen, believing that pro- face, and his huge jaws frightened me. motion would not always be for the rich. It was Bernadotte that I should have He, like many others, foresaw great polit. preferred. Not having heard him give me ical changes; to win battles was the dream up to Christian, I let go Zimmer's arm of his life.
and took Rosenthal's, saying, So he answered not a word, and Cati. “Take me, Christian; I love only you, netta, again shuffling, gave him the cards and will have no one but you." to cut, and then giving them but a glance, He was very glad, but Zimmer got anshe said, Young man, you will become a gry. They insulted each other in the prince!”
street, and next day they fought. Both “Oho! a prince!” he cried, with a mock- were wounded. But their time was not ing air. They have made no princes yet, and in five weeks both left the hospifor a thousand years. That's out of the tal. Only Christian came to see me noiv. question."
I never went to dance again, for fear of “But princes will be made," she more quarrels, and it was known in our rejoined with animation. “ Come, cut neighborhood that I was engaged to
Rosenthal. We were listening behind, wondering. Once Zimmer cried out, “ I am not sur. prised at that. What is to be will be. If This happened in 1788, in the year heaven and earth are to be moved for it, when the Notables were convoked at it will come to pass. I was always sure Versailles. Soon after, Rosenthal, being this Jean Baptiste was lucky. I could discharged, married Françoise Janin. But see that very plainly at Bastia, at Corté, a year after, not knowing what else to do, at Calvi. He was born under a lucky he re-enlisted as a private soldier in the star."
regiment of Auvergne. Françoise had a But the game began again. The cards | litile money, and obtained from the Mar