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CHAPTER LII.

of papers, which the express had brought to Sir I did send for thee,

George Staunton from Edinburgh, and which Butler,

authorized by his connexion with the deceased, did That Talbot's name might be in thee revived,

not scruple to examine, he found new and astonishWhen sapless age, and weak unable limbs, should bring thy father to his drooping chair

ing intelligence, which gave him reason to thank But-0 malignant and ill-boding stars i

God he had taken that measure. First Pari of Henry the Sixth. Ratcliffe, to whom all sorts of misdeeds and mis. Duncan and his party had not proceeded very far doers were familiar, instigated by the promised re in the direction of the Caird's Cove before they heard ward, soon found himself in a condition to trace the a shot, which was quickly followed by one or two infant of these unhappy parents. The woman to others. "Some tamn'd villains among the roe-deer," whom Meg Murdockson had sold that most unforsaid Duncan; "look sharp out, lads.

tuzate child, had made it the companion of her The clash of swords was next heard, and Duncan wanderings and her beggary, until he was about and his myrmidons, hastening to the spot, found seven or eight years old, when, as Ratcliffe learned Butler and Sir George Staunton's servant in the from a companion of hers, then in the Correctionhands of four ruffians. Sir George himself lay house of Edinburgh, she sold him in her turn to stretched on the ground, with his drawn sword in his Donacha dhu na Dunaigh. This man, to whom no hand. Duncan, who was as brave as a lion, instant- act of mischief was unknown, was occasionally an ly fired his pistol at the leader of the band, unsheath- agent in a horrible trade then carried on betwixt ed his sword, cried out to his men, Claymore! and Scotland and America,

for supplying the plantations run his weapon through the body of the fellow whom with servants, by means of kidnapping, as it was he had previously wounded, who was no other than termed, both men and women, but especially children Donacha dhu na Dunaigh himself. The other ban- under age. Here Ratcliffe lost sight of the boy, but ditti were speedily overpowered, excepting one young had no doubt but Donacha Dhu could give an lad, who made wonderful resistance for his years, and account of him. The gentleman of the law so often was at length secured with difficulty,

mentioned, dispatched therefore an express, with a Butler, so soon as he was liberated from the ruffi- letter to Sir George Staunton, and another covering ans, ran to raise Sir George Staunton, but life had a warrant for apprehension of Donacha, with inwholly left him.

strictions to the Captain of Knockdunder to exert "A creat misfortune,” said Duncan; "I think it his utmost energy for that purpose. will pe pest that I go forward to intimate it to the Possessed of this information, and with a mind coot leddy.-Tavie, my dear, you hae smelled pouther agitated by the most gloomy apprehensions, Butler for the first time this day-take my sword and hack now joined the Captain, and obtained

from him

with off Donacha's head, whilk will pe coot practice for you some difficulty a sight of the examinations. These, against the time you may wish to do the same kind with a few questions to the elder of the prisoners, ness to a living shentlemanor hould,

as your father soon confirmed the most dreadful of Butler's antici does not approve, you may leave it alone, as he will pations. We give the heads of the information withpe a greater object of satisfaction to Leddy Staunton out descending into minute details. to see him entire; and I hope she will do me the Donacha Dhu had indeed purchased Effie's uncredit to pelieve that I can afenge a shentleman's happy, child, with the purpose of selling it to the Flood fery speedily and well."

American traders, whom he had been in the habit of Such was the observation of a man too much ac- supplying with human flesh. But no opportunity customed to the ancient state of manners in the occurred for some time; and the boy, who was [Tighlands, to look upon the issue of such a skirmish known by the name of "The Whistler," made some as any thing worthy of wonder or emotion. impression on the heart and affections even of this

We will not attempt to describe the very contrary rude savage, perhaps because he saw in him flashes effect which the unexpected disaster produced upon of a spirit as fierce and vindictive as his own. When Lady Staunton, when the bloody corpse of her hus. Donacha strụck or threatened him-a very common band was brought to the house, where she expected occurrence-- he did not answer with complaints and to meet him alive and

well. All was forgotten, but entreaties like other children, but with oaths and that he was the lover of her youth; and whatever efforts at revenge he had all the wild merit, too, by were his faults to the world, that he had towards her which Woggarwolfe's arrow-bearing page won the exhibited only those that arose from the inequality of hard heart of his master: spirits and temper, incident to a situation of unparal Like a wila cub, rear'd at the ruffian's feet, leled difficulty. In the vivacity of her grief she gave He could

sny biting jeste, hold ditties sing, way to all the natyral irritability of her temper ; And quaff his foaming bumper at the board. shriek followed shriek, and swoon succeeded to

With all the mockery or a little man swoon. It required all Jeanie's watchful affection to In short, as Donacha Dhu said, the Whistler was prevent her from making known, in these paroxysms a born ims of Satan, and therefore he should never of affliction, much which it was of the highest im- leave him. Accordingly, from his eleventh year forportance that she should keep secret.

ward, he was one of the band, and often engaged in At length silence and exhaustion succeeded to acts of violence. The last of these was more immefrenzy, and Jeanie stole out to take counsel with her diately occasioned by the researches which the husband, and to exhort him to anticipate the Cap. Whistler's real father made after him whom he had tain's interference, by taking possession, in Lady been taught to consider as such. Donacha Dhu's Staunton's name, of the private papers of her deceas. fears had been for some time excited by the strength ed husband. To the utter astonishment of Butler, of the means which began now to be employed she now, for the first time, explained the relation against persons of his description. He was sensible betwixt herself and Lady Staunton, which authorised, he existed only by the precarious indulgence of his nay, demanded, that he should prevent any stranger namesake, Duncan of Knockdunder, who was used from being unnecessarily made acquainted with her to boast that he could put him down or string him family affairs. It was in such a crisis that Jeanie's up when he had a mind. He resolved to leave the active and undaunted habits of virtuous exertion kingdom by means of one of those sloops whịcb were most conspicuous. While the Captain's atten- were engaged in the traffic of his old kidnapping tion was still engaged by a prolonged refreshment, friends, and which was about to sail for America; and a very tedious examination, in Gaelic and Eng. but he was desirous first to strike a bold stroke. lish, of all the prisoners, and every other witness of The ruffian's cupidity was excited by the intellithe fatal transaction, she had the body of her brother- gence, that a wealthy Englishman was coming to in-law undressed and properly, disposed. It then the Manse-he had neither forgotten the Whistler's appeared, from the crucifix, the beads, and the shirt report of the gold he had seen in Lady Staunton's of hair which he wore next his person, that his sense purse, nor his

old vow of revenge against the minisof guilt had induced him to receive the dogmata of a ter; and to bring the whole to a point, he conceived religion, which pretends, by the maceration of the the hope of appropriating the money, whic, accord body, to expiate the crimes of the soul. In the packet

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ing to the general report of the country, the minister | eyes of the astonished young savage, as, hard bound was to bring from Edinburgle to pay for his new with cords, he lay, like a sheep designed for slaughter, purchase. While he was consi lering how he might upon a quantity of the refuse of flax, which filled a best accomplish his purpose, he received the intelli- corner in the apartment. Amid features sun-burni, gence from one quarter, that the vessel in which tawny, grimed with dirt, and obscured by his shaggy he proposed to sail was to sail immediately from hair of a rusted black colour, Jeanie tried in vain to Greenock; from another, that the minister and a trace the likeness of either of his very handsome rich English lord, with a great many thousand parents. Yet how could she refuse compassion to pounds, were expected the next evening at the a creature so young and so wretched, --so much Manse, and from a third, that he must consult his more wretched than even he himself could be aware safety, by leaving his ordinary haunts as soon as of, since the murder he had too probably committed possible, for that the Captain had ordered out a party with his own hand, but in which he had at any rate lo scour the glens for him at break of day. Donacha participated, was in fact a parricide. She placed laid his plans with promptitude and decision. He food on a table near him, raised him and slacked embarked with the Whişiler and two others of his the cords on his arms, so as to permit him to feed band, (whom, by the by, he meant to sell to the kid- himself. He s vetched out his hands, still smeared nappers,) and set sail for the Caird's Cove. He in- with blood, perhaps that of his father, and he ate tended to lurk till night-fall in the wood adjoining voraciously and in silence. to this place, which he thought was too near the "What is your first name ?" said Jeanie, by way habitation of men to excite the suspicion of Duncan of opening the conversation. Knock, then break into Butler's peaceful habitation, The Whistler." and flesh at once his appetite for plunder and re- "But your Christian name by which you were venge. When his villany was accomplished, his boat baptized ?" was to convey him to the vessel, which, according 'I never was baptized that I know of-I have no to previous agreement with the master, was instantly other name than the Whistler," to set sail.

"Poor unhappy abandoned lad!" said Jeanie. This desperate design would probably have suc- "What would ye do if you could escape from this cceded, but for the ruffians being discovered in their place, and the death you are to die to-morrow lurking-place by Sir George Staunton and Butler, in morning ?". their accidental walk from the Caird's Cove towards "Join wi' Rob Roy, or wi' Sergeant More Camo the Manse. Finding himself detected, and at the ron," (noted freebooters at that time,) "and revenge same time observing that the servant carried a Donacha's death on all and sundry." caske!, or strong-box, Donacha conceived that both "O ye unhappy boy," said Jeanie, "do ye ker his prize and his victims were within his power, and what will come of ye when ye die ?" attacked the travellers without hesitation. Shots "I shall neither feel cauld nor hunger more," said were fired and swords drawn on both sides ; Sir the youth doggedly. George Staunton offered the bravest resistance, till "To let him be execute in this dreadful state o! he fell, as there was too much reason to believe, by mind would be to destroy baith body and soul-and the hand of a son, so long sought, and now at length to let him gang. I dare nol-what will be done ? mo unhappily met.

But he is my sister's son-my own nephew-our While Butler was half stunned with this intelli- flesh and blood--and his hands and feet are yerked gence, the hoarse voice of Knockdunder added to as tight as cords can be drawn.-Whire, do the his consternation.

cords hurt you?" "I will take the liperty to take down the pell- " Very much." rones, Mr. Putler, as I must pe taking order to hang “But, if I were to slacken them, yov wild harn these idle people up to-morrow morning, to teach me?" them more consideration in their doings in future." “No, I would not-you 'never sind me op

Butler entreated him to remember the act abolish- mine." ing the heritable jurisdictions, and that he ought to There may be good in him yet, thought Jeanie; 1 send them to Glasgow or Inverary, 19 be tried by will try fair play with him. the Circuit. Duncan scorned the proposal.

She cut his bonds-he stood upright, looked round "The Jurisdiction Act," he said, "had nothing to do with a laugh of wild exultation, clapped his hands put with the rebels, and specially not with Argyle's together, and sprung from the ground, as if in transcountry; and he would hang the men up all three port on finding himself at liberty. , 'He looked so in one row before coot Leddy Staunton's windows, wild, that Jeanie trembled at what she had done. which would be a creat comfort to her in the morn- "Let me out," said the young savage. ing to see that the coot gentleman, her husband, had "I

wunna, unless you promise" been suitably afenged.".

"Then Pll make you glad to let us both out." And the utmost length that Butler's most earnest He seized the lighted candle and threw it among entreaties could prevail was, that he would reserve the flax, which was instantly in a flame. Jeanie the twa pig carles for the Circuit, but as for him screamed, and ran out of the room; the prisoner they ca'd the Fustler, he should try how he could rushed past her, throw open a window in the pasfusile in a swinging tow, for it suldna be said that a sage, jumped into the garden, sprung over its enclo shentleman friend to the Duke, was killed in his sure bounded through the woods like a deer, and country, and his people didna take at least twa lives gained the sea-shor. Meantime, the fire was ex for ane."

tinguished, but the prisoner was sought in vain. As Butler entreated him to spare the victim for his Jeanie kept her own secret, the share she had in his soul's sake. But Knockdunder answered, " that the escape was not discovered, but they learned his fate soul of such a scum had been long the tefil's pro- some time afterwards it was as wild as his life had perty, and that, Cot tam! he was determined to gif hitherto been. the fefil his due."

The anxious inquiries of Butler at length learned All persuasion was in vain, and Duncan issued that the youth had gained the ship in which his his mandate for execution on the succeeding morn: master, Donacha, had designed to embark. Bu: the ing. The child of guilt ana misery was separated avaricious shipmaster, inured by his evil trade to every from his companions, strongly pinioned, and com- species of treachery, and disappointed of the rich mitted to a separate room, of which the Captain booty which Donacha had proposed to bring aboard, kept tle key.

secuted the person of the fugitive, and having trans. In the silence of the night, however, Mrs. Butler ported him to America, sold him as a slave, or inaruse, resolved, if possible, to avert, at least to delay, dented servant, to a Virginia planter, far up the the fate which hung over her nephew, especially if, country. When these tidings reached Butler, he upon cnversing with him, she should see any hope sent over to America a sufficient sum to redeem the of his being brought to better temper. She had a lad from slavery, with instructions that measures master-key that opened every lock in the house; and should be taken for improving his mind, restraining il midnight, when all was st", she stood before the his evil propensities, and encouraging whatever good

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might appear in his character. But this aid came trayed the inward wound by retiring to the Conti. 800 late. The young man had headed a conspiracy nens, and taking up her abode in the convent where in which his inhuman master was put to death, and she had received her education. She never took the had then fled to the next tribe of wild Indians. He veil, but lived and died in severe seclusion, and in was never more heard of; and it may therefore be the practive of the Roman Catholic religion, in all its presumed that he lived and died after ihe manner of formal observances, vigils, and austerities. that savage people, with whom his previous habits Jeanie had so much of her father's spirit as to sorhad well fitted him to associate.

row bitterly for this apostacy, and Butler joined in All hopes of the young man's reformation being her regret. " Yet any religion, however imperfect,"

was belter than cold scepticism, or the serve no purpose to explain to Lady Staunton a his-hurrying din of dissipation, which fills the cars of tory so full of horror. She remained their guest inore worldlings, until they care for none of these things." than a year, during the greater part of which period Meanwhile, happy in each other, in the prosperity her grief was excessive. In the latter months, it as- of their family, and the love and honour of all who sunied the appearance of listlessness and low spiriis, knew them, this simple pair lived beloved, and died which the monotony of her sister's quiet establish: lamented. ment afforded no means of dissipating. Etfie, from her earliest youth, was never forined for a quiet low content, Far different from her sister, she required the dissipation of society to divert her sorrow, or en Reader-This tale will not be told in vain, if it hance her joy. She left the seclusion of Knucktar- shall be found 10 illustrate the great truth, that guilt, lice with tears of sincere atlection, and after heaping though it may arrain temporal splendour, can never sis inmates with all she could think of that might be conter real happiness; that the evil consequences of valuable in their eyes. But she did leave it; and our crimes long survive their commission, and, like when the anguish of the parting was over, her de- the ghosts of the murdered, for ever haunt the steps parture was a relief to both sisters.

of the malefactor; and that the paihs of virtue, The family at the Manse of Knocktarlitie, in their though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always own quiet happiness, heard of the well-dowered and those of pleasantness and peace. beautiful Lindy Staunton resuming her place in the fashionable world. They learned it by more substantal proofs, for David received a commission; and as the nulitary spirit of Bible Butler seemed to have reFived in him, his good behaviour qualified the envy

L'Enroy, by JEDEDIAN CLEISHBOTHAM. of five hundred young Highland cadets, coot houses," who were astor: -hed at ihe rapidity THUS concludeth the Tale of "THE HEART OF of his promotion. Reuben fou...wed the law, and Mid-LOTHIAN," which hath filled more pages than I rose more slowly, yet surely. Euphemia Butler, opined. The Heart of Mid-Lothian is now no more, whose fortunę, augmented by her aunt's generosity or rather it is transferred to the extreme side of the and added to her own beauty, rendered her no small city, even as the Sieur Jean Baptiste Poquelin liath praze, married a Highland laird, who never asked the lit, in his pleasant comedy called Le Medecin Mal. name of her grandfather, and was loaded on the oc- gré lui, where the simulated doctor withily replieth casion with presents from Lady Staunton, which io a charge, that he had placed the heart on the right made her the envy of all the beauties in Dunbarton side, instead of the left," Cea élvit autrefois ainsia and Argyle-shires.

mais nous arons changé tou: cuia." Of which willy drier blazing nearly ten years in the fashionanle speech, if any reader shall demand the purport, world, and hiding, like many of her compeers, an have only to respond, that I teach the French as well acting heart with a gay demeanour ;-after declining as the Classical tongues, at the easy rate of five fepealed offers of the most respectable kind for a se shillings per quarter, as my advertisements are perigood mi 'rimonial engagement, Lady Staunion be- lodically making known to the public.

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ing to the general report of the country, the minister | eyes of the astonished young savage, as, hard bound was to bring from Edinburgli to pay for lus new with cords, he lay, like a sheep designed for slaughter, purchase. While he was consi lering how he might upon a quantity of the refuse of fax, which filled best accomplish lus purpose, he received the intelli corner in the apartment. Amid features sun-burni, gence from one quarter, that the vessel in which tawny, grimed with dirh, and obscured by his shaggy he proposed to sail was to sail immediately froin hair of a rusted black colour, Jeanie tried in vain to Greenock; from another, that the minister and a trace the likeness of either of his very handsome rich English lord, with a great many thousand parents. Yet how could she refuse compassion to pounds, were expected the next evening at the a creature so young and so wretched, --so much Manse; and from a third, that he must consult his more wretched ihan even he himself could be aware safety, by leaviirg, his ordinary haunis as soon as of, since the murder he had too probably committed possible, for that the Captain had ordered out a party with his own hand, but in which he had at any rate to scour the glens for him at break of day. Donacha participated, was in fact a parricide. She placed laid his plans with promptitude and decision. He food on a table near him, raised him and slacked embarked with the Whistler and two others of his the cords on his arms so as to permit him to feed band, (whom, by the by, he meant to sell to the kid- himself. He s. yetched out his hands, still smeared nappers,) and set sail for the Caird's Cove. He in- with blood, perhaps that of his father, and he ate tended to lurk till night-fall in the wood adjoining voraciously and in silence. to this place, which he thought was too near the "What is your first name ?" said Jeanie, by way habitation of men to excite the suspicion of Duncan of opening the conversation. Knock, then break into Butler's peaceful habitation, The Whistler." and Hesh at once his appetite for plunder and re “But your Christian name by which you were venge. When his villany was accomplished, his boat baptized ?" was to convey him to the vessel, which, according I never was baptized that I know or I have no to previous agreement with the master, was instantly other name than the Whistler." 10 set sail.

“Poor unhappy abandoned lad!” said Jeanie. This desperate design would probably have suc “What would ye do if you could escape from this ceeded, but for the ruffians being discovered in their place, and the death you are to die fo-morrow lurking-place by Sir George Staunton and Butler, in morning ?" their accidental walk froni the Caird's Cove towards "Join wi' Rob Roy, or wi' Sergeant More Camo the Manse. Finding himself detected, and at the ron," (noted freebooiers at that time,) "and revengo same time observing that the servant carried a Donacha's death on all and sundry." caskel, or strong-box, Donacha conceived that both

"Oye unhappy boy," said Jeanie, "do ye ker his prize and his victims were within his power, and what will come o' ye when ye die ?" attacked the travellers without hesitation. Shots "I shall neither feel cauld nor hunger more," said were fired and swords drawn on both sides; Sir the youth doggedly. George Staunton offered the bravest resistance, till "To let him be execute in this dreadful state of lie fell, as there was too much reason to believe, by mind would be to destroy baith body and soul-and the hand of a son, so long sought, and now at length to let him gang. I dare not-what will be done ?po unhappily met.

But he is my sister's son-my own nephew our While Butler was half stunned with this intelli- flesh and blood-and his hands and feet are yerked gence, the hoarse voice of Knockdunder added to as tight as cords can be drawn.-Whirdes do the his consternation.

cords hurt you?"'. "I will take the liperty to take down the pell

Very much." rones, Mr. Putler, as I must pe taking order to hang But, if I were to slacken them, you muur:id har These idle people up to-morrow morning, to teach me?" them more consideration in their doings in future." No, I would not-you 'never end me o

Buller en treated him to remember the act abolish- mine." ing the heritable jurisdictions, and that he ought to There may be good in him yet, thought Jeanie; 1 send them to Glasgow or Inverary, to be tried by will try fair play with him. the Circuit. Duncan scorned the proposal.

She cut his bonds-he stood upright, looked round "The Jurisdiction Act," he said, "had nothing to do with a laugh of wild exultation, clapped his hande put with the rebels, and speeially not with Argyle's together, and sprung from the ground, as if in trans. country; and he would hang the men up all three port on finding himself at liberty. He looked se in one row before coot Leddy Staunton's windows, wild, that Jeanie trembled at what she had done. which would be a creat comfort to her in the morn “Let me out," said the young savage. ing to see that the coot gentleman, her husband, had "I wunna, unless you promise"been suitably afenged."

"Then I'll make you glad to let us both out." And the utmost length that Butler's most earnest He seized the lighted candle and threw it among entrcaties could prevail was, that he would reserve the flax, which was instantly in a flame. Jeanie the (wa pig carles for the Circuit, but as for him screamed, and ran out of the room; the prisoner they ca'd the Fustler, he should iry how he could rushed past her, throw open a window in the pasfusile in a swinging low, for it suldna be said that a sage, jumped into the garden, sprung over its enelo. shentleman friend to the Dake, was killed in his sure, bounded through the woods like a deer, and country, and his people didna take at least twa lives gained the sea-shor. Meantime, the fire was ex for ane.

tinguished, but the prisoner was sought in vain. As Butler entreated him to spare the victim for his Jeanie kept her own secret, the share she had in his Boul's sake. But Knockdunder answered, "that the escape was not discovered ; but they learned his fate Boul of such a scum had been long the tefil's pro- some time afterwards-it was as wild as his life had perty, and that, Cot tam! he was determined to gif hitherto been. the refil his due."

The anxious inquiries of Butler at length learned All persuasion was in vain, and Duncan issued that the youth had gained the ship in which his his mandate for execution on the succeeding morn: master, Bonacha, had designed to embark: Bu: the ing. The child of guilt ani misery was separated avaricious shipmaster, inured by his evil trade to every from his companions, strongly pinioned, and com- species of treachery, and disappointed of the rich mitted to a separate room, of which the Captain booty which Donacha had proposed to bring aboard kept the key.

secuted the person of the fugitive, and having transIn the silence of the night, however, Mrs. Butler ported him to America, sold him as a slave, or in. aruse, resolved, if possible, to avert

, at least to delay, dented servant, to a Virginia planter, far up the the fate which hung over her nephew, especially if, country. When these tidings reached Butler, he upon conversing with him, she should see any hope sent over to America a sufficient sum to redeem the of his being brought to better temper. She had a lad from slavery, with instructions that measures master-key that opened every lock in the house; and should be taken for improving his mind, restraining il midnight, when all was st:.., she stood before the l his evil propensities, and encouraging whatever good

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might appear in his character. But this aid came trayed the inward wound by retiring to the Contitoo late. The young man had headed a conspiracy nent, and taking up her abode in the convent where in which his inhuman master was put to death, and she had received ber education. She never took the had then fled to the next tribe of wild Indians. He veil, but lived and died in severe seclusion, and in was never more heard of; and it may therefore be the practice of the Roman Catholic religion, in all its presumed that he lived and died after the manner of formal observances, vigils, and austerities. that savage people, with whom his previous habits Jeanie had so much of her father's spirit as to sorhad well fitted him to associate.

row bitterly for this apostacy, and Butler joined in All hopes of the young man's reformation being her regret. " Yet any religion, however imperfect, now ended, Mr. and Mrs. Butler thought it could he said, was better than cold scepticism, or the serve no purpose to explain to Lady Staunton a his- hurrying din of dissipation, which fills

the cars of tory so full of horror. She remained their guest inore worldlings, until they care for none of these things." than a year, during the greater part of which period Meanwhile, happy in each other, in the prosperity her grief was excessive. In the latter months, it as- of their family, and the love and honour of all who sunied the appearance of listlessness and low spirits, knew them, this simple pair lived beloved, and died which the monotony of her sister's quiet establish- lamented. ment afforded no means of dissipating. Effie, from her earliest youth, was never formed for a quiet low content, Far different from her sister, she required the dissipation of society to divert her sorrow, or en- READER-This tale will not be told in vain, if it hance her joy. She left the seclusion of Knocktar- shall be found to illustrate the great truth, that guilt, litie with tears of sincere aflection, and after heaping though it may attain temporal splendour, can never its inmates

with all she could think of that might be confer real happiness; that the evil consequences of valuable in their eyes. But she did leave it; and our crimes long survive their commission, and, like when the anguish of the parting was over, her de- the ghosts of the murdered, for ever haunt the steps parture was a relief to both sisters.

of the malefactor; and that the paths of virtue, The family at the Manse of Knocktarlitie, in their though seldom those of worldly greatness, are always own quiet happiness, heard of the well-dowered and those of pleasantness and peace. beautiful Lady Staunton resuming her place in the fashionable world. They learned it by more substantial proofs, for David received a commission; and as the military spirit of Bible Butler seemed to have revived in him, his good behaviour qualified the envy

L'Enroy, by JEDEDIAH CLEISHBOTHAM. of five hundred young High and cadets, "come of good heuses," who were astor: shed at the rapidity Thus concludeth the Tale of "THE HEART OF of his promotion. Reuben fou...wed the law, and Min-LOTHIAN," which hath

filled more

pages than I rose more slowly, yet surely: Euphemia Butler, opined. The Heart of Mid-Lothian is now po mora, whose fortune, augmented by her aunt's generosity, or rather it is transferred to the extreme side of the and added to her own beauty, rendered her no small city, even as the Sieur Jean Baptiste Poquelin hath prize, married a Highland laird, who never asked the it, in his pleasant comedy called Le Medecin Mal. name of her grandfather, and was loaded on the oc- gré lui, where the simulated doctor witlily replieth casion with presents from Lady Staunton, which to a charge, that he had placed the heart on the

right made her the envy of all the beauties in Dunbarton side, instead of the left, Cela éloit autrefois ainsi and Argyle-shires.

mais nous arons changé tout cua." of which witty After blazing nearly ten years in the fashionanle speech, if any reader shall demand the purport, world, and hiding, like many of her compeers, an have only to respond, that I teach the French as well aching heart with a gay demeanour ;-after declining as the Classical tongues, at the easy rate of five repenied offers of the most respectable kind for a se shillings per quarter, as my advertisements are pericond mi 'rimonial engagement, Lady Staunton be- lodically making known to the public.

END OF THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN.

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