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He held his watch in his | how slowly the time went! After all, it hand with feverish anxiety. Lord Ger- was not much more than the half-hour maine, adjusting, his glass more firmly in when the two poor women, scarcely knowhis eye, regarded the rector as if he was a ing what had passed, got up from their curious animal. Lady Germaine, after knees. He had read more quickly instead carefully examining the whole group for a of more slowly in the confusion of his moment, fell, as it was evident to see, into mind. Twenty minutes yet! and the two convulsions of secret laughter. If it had poor mothers going down the altar steps, not been so serious it would have been stealing into the first vacant seat to sate highly comic. And as for the poor wom- their eyes with the ceremony to follow, en kneeling at the altar, the service so and the other little group ranged before far did them very little good. They him, Simms putting them in their places were shocked to the very soul to think very officiously, and no help for it, and no of standing in the way of a bride; they sign of any one coming. Well ! a man could not resist giving little glances from can do no more than his duty. The recthe corners of their eyes to see her, or tor came forward with the sentiments of a at least the white train of her dress fall. martyr, and opened his book and cleared ing upon the carpet on the altar steps, his voice. He was so much excited and which was all that was within their so nervous that he could hardly keep his range of vision as they knelt with their articulation clear. He had to clear his hands over their faces. They were very voice a great many times in the first adwell-meaning, both of them, and had dress; the figures before him swam in his really intended to do their religious duty eyes. He had an impression of a sweet,
- but there are some things which are but pale face, very solemn and tremutoo great a trial for even flesh and blood. lous, yet calm, and of a man who did not
All this time was Mrs. Marston's op look like an adventurer. It occurred to portunity if she could have availed herself him, even as he read, that if he had not of it. She sat in her place in her front known anything about them he would pew, in a tremble, meaning every moment have been interested in this young pair. to put force upon herself to do her duty: Was no one coming, then? He hardly All the time she was reminding herself knew how he began. Three-quarters that she was a clergyman's wife; that she chiming, and nothing more that he could ought not to be timid; that it was her do to gain time! He went on, stumbling, duty to speak. But how much easier it partly froin agitation, partly for delay, lifthad been last night in intention than it ing his eyes between every two words, was to-day in reality! For one thing, she committing more indecorum in the course had not foreseen the presence of Lady of five minutes than he had done before Germaine. She had thought only of the in all his clerical life. When he came to poor girl who probably had no mother, to the words, “If any man can show any just whom it would make all the difference in cause," it came into his head what a mockthe world to have a woman to speak to. ery it was. He made almost a dead stop, But the presence of the other lady con- and looked round in a sort of anguish founded the rector's wife. She sat and" any man!” — why, there was not a looked on in a tremor of anxiety and ti- creature, there was nobody but Simms, midity, unable to move, yet with her heart waiting behind obsequious, thoughtful of pricking and urging her. And so pretty the half-crowns, and Mrs. Simms staring, and modest as the bride looked, poor and the two poor women who had been thing; and surely he was fond of her. He churched. Who of all these was likely would not look at her like that if it was an to make any objection ? And everything interested marriage. But when she saw perfectly quiet; not a sound outside exthe laughter which“ the other lady” could cept the ordinary din. Then he put on not suppress, horror overcame all other his most solemn aspect and looked fully, sentiments in Mrs. Marston's mind. To severely, in the face of the bridal pair. laugh in church; to laugh at one of the “I require — and charge you both church services! She had gone down on ye will answer - at the dreadful day of her knees, but neither did she, it is to be judgment.” Tremendous words; and he feared, give very much attention to the gave them forth one by one, pausing at prayers. And even the rector's mind was every breathing-place. Surely there never disturbed. He stumbled twice in what he was such an officiating clergyman. Lord was saying; his eyes were not upon the Germaine kept that eyeglass full upon book, but upon the door, watching for him, gravely studying the unknown phe. some one to come; and, good heavens, I nomena of a new species, Lady Germaine,
as was over.
entirely overmastered by the fou rire been about to perform the greatest act of which had seized her during the church- her life. She had not noted the breaks ing, and fully believing that it was all ec- and pauses in the service, she had not centricity of the most novel kind, crushed thought of anything extraneous, noises her handkerchief into her mouth, and or voices. All that occupied her was the stood behind Winton that her half-hyster. solemnity of the moment, the great thing ical seizure of mirth might not be per- she was doing, the oath she was about to ceived. And now even that adjuration take. Even now when so rudely awak
Slow as you can say the words, ened she was not sure that the hand of there are still but a few of them to say. the bridegroom seeking hers was not in The rector was in despair. A little more, the course of the service. She gave it to and they would be bound beyond any
; him, withstanding the grasp upon her man's
power to unloose them. He had arm. “Go on, sir !” shouted Lord Gerto begin, “Wilt thou have this woman maine ; “ do your duty.” But the rector
At this point he stopped short could not help for the moment a little altogether; bis eager ears became con sense of triumph. He made a step backscious of something strange among the wards and closed his book. And at this outside noises with which lie was so fa- moment there was the little rustle in the miliar. He made a sign to Simms, an throat of the church tower, and one, two, angry, anxious gesture, pointing to the three, noon struck, filling the church door. Lady Germaine was almost beside with successive waves of sound. herself; the little handkerchief now was The duke bad begun, “ Jane!” and not enoug!ı; a moment more, she felt, Winton had cried out, echoing his friend, and her laugh must peal through the to the rector to “go on, go on," when this church.
sound suddenly fell upon them all, ring. But it did not — another moment some- ing slowly, steadily, like a doom bell. thing else pealed through the church, a Something in the sound stilled every one, loud voice calling. “Stop!” and Lady even the angry and unhappy young man Germaine's disposition to laugh was over who saw his marriage broken and his in an instant. She gave a little cry in- hopes made an end of in a moment. stead, and came close to Lady Jane to Lady Germaine took her hand away from support her. Lord Germaine dropped Jane's waist, and sank down upon the his eyeglass from his eye. He said, “Go vacant bench and burst out into sobbing, on, sir; go on, sir; do your duty,” imper- she who felt that she must laugh five min. atively. As for Winton, he turned half utes before, and Mrs. Marston cried in round with a start, then, bewildered, pro- her pew, and the two poor women looked nounced his assent to the question which on with so much sympathy. The duke's had been but half asked him. “I will," band dropped from his daughter's arm. he said, “I will !” “Go on, sir,” cried | The only thing that did not alter was the Lord Germaine: “go on, sir.” In the attitude of the two chief figures. They mean time some one was hurrying up the stood with clasped hands before the altar aisle, pale, breathless, in a whirl of pas- rails. Even now Lady Jane only half unsion. Even in the excitement and horror derstood what had happened. "It began of the moment Mrs. Marston could not to dawn upon her as she saw the closed help giving a second look to see what like book, and felt the silence and the sound a duke was in the flesh. The new.comer of the clock. She turned round to Winwas white with fatigue and fury. He ton with a questioning look, then smiled came up to the very altar steps where and gave a little, the slightest, pressure of those two poor women had been kneeling, the hand she held.
in this way they and thrust Mrs. Simms and the alarmed stood while the clock struck, no one saya verger almost violently out of the way. ing a word. Then there arose several “ Stop!” he cried, “stop, I forbid it voices together. stop — Jane !” and clutched his daughter “I thank Heaven I arrived in time,” by ihe arm. Lady Germaine in her ex: the duke exclaimed. “ Jane, let there be citement gave a loud shriek and grasped no further scene, but leave off this silly the bride tighter, holding her round the pantomime, and come home at once with waist, while Winton in a kind of frenzy me.” seized her ungloved hand, which “Your bishop shall hear of this, sir!” ready to be put into his. Lady Jane thus said Lord Germaine, shaking his fist, in seized on every side awoke only then out spite of himself, at the rector. of the abstraction of that solemn and Winton, on his side, was too sick at prayerful seriousness in which she had heart to find any words. He said, “ It is
over," with a voice of anguish; then tious for the sake of the young people ; added, " but we are pledged to each other but yet to have the thanks of the duke - pledged all the same.
Thé rector had made haste to get out of "Let go my daughter, sir,” cried the his surplice, and now came out with a duke.
little importance and the same idea in bis “We are pledged to each other,” Win- mind. ton repeated. He took the ring out of Lady Jane was the first to speak. She his pocket, where it lay ready, and put it said, " It is cruel for us all; but perhaps on her finger, trembling. " She is my my father is right, things being as they wife,” he said, half-turning round, appeal. are. I cannot go with you, Reginald, to ing to the group:
our own house." Lady Jane withdrew her right hand, Winton's voice came with a burst, halfputting it within his arm. She held up groan, half-sob, uncontrollable. that which had the ring upon it, and put help us! I don't suppose you can, my her lips to it. "I don't know what this darling - till tomorrow.” means, she said, tremulous and yet “ Till to-morrow! Then I will go home clear, “but I am his wife."
to my father's now. Oh, no,” she said, "Let go my daughter, sir,” cried the shrinking back a little, “not with you. duke. They were all speaking together. Reginald will take me home.” The pair wbo were not wedded turned “Let go iny daughter, sir," the duke round arm-in-arm as they might have said.
“He shall not touch you. He done had the ceremony been completed. shall not come near you. What, do you Once more the duke caught hold of his persist? Give her up, Mr. Winton; do daughter roughly: “ Jane, leave this man. you hear me? She says she will come I command you to leave him! Come home home.” at once,” he cried.
“Mr. Winton, if you “Father," said Lady Jane very low, “it have any sense of honor you will give ber is you who are forgetting our dignity. I up at once. My God! will you compro- will go liome, if Reginald takes me; but mise my daughter and pretend to love not with you. I suppose no one doubts her ? Jane, will you make your family a our honor. It is not the time for delay laughing-stock? Come, come! You will now, after you have done all this. Regicover us with shanie. You will kill your nald will take me home.” mother.” He condescended to plead with What the duke said further it is scarcely her, so intense was his feeling. Jane, necessary to record. He had to stand by for the love of Heaven
at last, half-stupefied, and watch them Lady Germaine rose up from the bench walk down the aisle arm-in-arm, bride and on which she had flung herself. “Oh, bridegroom, to the evidence of every. duke !” she cried, “ don't you see things body's senses. He followed himself as have gone too far? Leave her with me. in a dream, and got in, cowed but vowing She will not be compromised with me. vengeance, into the cab, which was all Have pity upon your own child! Don't his Grace could find to reach St. Alban's you see, don't you see that it is too late in from the railway, — and in that followed to stop it now?"
the brougham which conveyed his daugh“Lady Germaine !” cried the duke, “ I ter and her - not husband, and yet not hope you can forgive yourself for your lover – to Grosvenor Square. But when sliare in this ; but I cannot forgive you. he had once got her there! Certainly my daughter shall not go with The rector and his wife stood openyou. There is but one house to which mouthed to see the pageant thus melt
her father's.” He tightened away. The duke to whom they had done his hold on her arm as he spoke. "Jane! so great a favor, took no more notice of - this scene is disgraceful to all of us. them than of the two poor women who Put a stop to it at once. Come home; it vaguely felt themselves in fault somehow, is the only place for you now."
and still kept crying, looking after the Then there was a pause, and they all bride. Not a word to the poor clergylooked at each other with a mute consul- man who had almost done wrong for his tation. The little ring of spectators stood sake – not a look even, not the faintest and listened. Mrs. Marston, with the acknowledgment any more than if he had tears scarcely dried from her eyes, had nothing to do with it! Simms and watched them with fluttered eagerness, his wife stood gaping, too, at the church expecting the moment when the duke door, looking after the party which had should come and thank her for the warn- been far too much preoccupied to think ing he had received. She was compunc- l of half-crowns. “This is how people are
she can go
TIONAL AND PERSONAL MEMORIALS.
treated after they have done their best. seems of most interest in the earlier life I always told you not to meddle,” Mrs. of James Mill; and conclude with a brief Marston said, which was very ungenerous description of the Provençal tomb of John as well as untrue. But the rector said Stuart Mill and his wife, and of the cotnothing. He was mortified to the bottom tage he lived in near it, for the years of his heart. But when the excitement between her death and his own. had a little died away he said to himself with vindictive pleasure that he hoped they were having a pleasant day, those To say that Rousseau, “Ossian" Macfine people in Grosvenor Square.
pherson, and Voltaire were in the full tide of their vogue must here sufficiently indicate the rapidly advancing revolutionary movements of the great world when James
Mill was born, in April, 1773, into the From Macmillan's Magazine.
little world of the Forfarshire parish of JAMES AND JOHN STUART MILL: TRADI- Logie Pert. His father, a shoemaker,
while working at his trade in Edinburgh, “Who does i' the wars more than his captain can, before settling in what would appear to Becomes his captain's captain." Antony and Cleopatra, Act ii., Sc. 1.
have been his native parish, met and mar
ried a girl of the same county, who had “The united careers of the two Mills,” gone to service in the capital, and was remarks Dr. Bain, who has just published then but seventeen years old. This girl, a “ Biography” of James, and a “Criti. Isabel Fenton, was the daughter of a cism ” of John Mill, "covered exactly a farmer, said to have been, before the Re. century.” On the 6th of April, 1773, bellion of 1745, a proprietor. " Isabel, at James Mill was born, and on the 7th of all events, looked upon herself as one that May, 1873, John Mill died. As many had fallen from a better estate. Her years before the outbreak of the French pride took the form of haughty superiority Revolution the former came into the to the other cottagers' wives, and also world as, from the time that the latter left entered into her determination to rear it, the years will probably be before the her eldest son to some higher destiny. outbreak of a no less needed than, at She could do 'fine work,' but was not so length, imminent European revolution. much in her element in the common Very cursory must here be my notes and drudgery of her lot. A saying of hers to reflections on their "united careers.” her husband is still remembered, 'If you But there was a certain degree of romance give me porridge I'll die, but give me tea in the earlier life of the elder Mill, and and I'll live.' . . . She was the object of in the connection of his mother's family no small spite among the villagers from with the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745; and her presumption in bringing up her eldest there was very much of romance very son to be a gentleman. ... But it was much, that is, of enthusiastic and self-de- the fancy of those that knew her that she voted feeling – in John Stuart Mill's af. was the source of her son's intellectual fection for the lady who for twenty long energy." years was but his friend, and bút for Of more, however, I fancy, than her seven short years his wife. Family tra son's "intellectual energy,” she and the ditions enable me to correct and amplify stock of which she came were the source. what Dr. Bain records of the earlier life Dr. Bain may be right, from his point of of the historian of British India and view, in speaking of Forfarshire as the analyst of the human mind; and personal chief part of the Lowlands "that was so circumstances, and particularly a recent infatuated as to take the field for the visit to Avignon, enable me also to ampli. Pretender.” But the theory of heredity fy, and it may be to correct, what Dr. may, perhaps, support one in questioning Bain says of the single passion of the whether the strain of chivalric self-devogreat logician's and political economist's tion visible in James Mill, and conspiculife. What I have say also, or rather ous in John Stuart Mill, would have shown to suggest, in the way of philosophical itself as it did in either of them had their criticism, will be founded on my personal maternal ancestors not been capable of discussions and correspondence with Mr. the “infatuation ” of rising for Prince J. S. Mill. But I shall sandwich my phi- Charlie. Isabel Fenton's father joined losophy with biography. I shall intro- the regiment of Lord Ogilvie. The adduce my criticism, or rather suggestion of jutant of this regiment was Captain James a criticism, with a brief account of what | Stuart, the younger brother of Stuart of
Inchbreck,* in the adjoining county of | venturing down the precipices." By Mr. Kincardine. Accompanying Captain Stu. Stuart, James Mill was afterwards introart went several of his brother's tenants, duced as tutor to the children of bis relaand particularly the Burnesses. Thus, in tive, Mr. Burnet of Elrick,“one of the the same insurgent regiment, serving side heads of the family that gave birth to by side, were the ancestors of insurgents Bishop Burnet.” According to the story of a higher order nay, revolutionists often told by a daughter of Mr. Stuart, Burns and the two Mills. After the de- and cousin of these Burnets, this tutorfeat of the prince at Culloden, Captain ship ended rather abruptly. After dinner, Stuart had many hairbreadth escapes one day, in the town house of the Burfrom the Duke of Cumberland's troopers, nets -now, I believe, 50 Schoolhill, and and, with a price set on his head, had to overlooking the old grammar school, trust to the fidelity of the tenants of his where Byron was a class-fellow of her brother and the neighboring proprietors, brothers' – Elrick (in those days, lairds while for months he lay concealed or wan were always called, like lords, by the dered about in various disguises, and lat. names of their places) made a haughty terly in woman's clothes, till he got a ship motion with his thumb to the tutor to to France. As the old ballad runs, leave the table. “Jimmie Mill," as he was Her arm is strong, and her petticoat is long.
always called by the lady referred to,
with the proud spirit of his mother, reCome along, cume along, wi'
sented this so much that he not only left boatie and your
the room but left the house, and went imyour song, For the night it is dark, and the redcoat is mediately to tell his friend, Professor gone.
Stuart, in the old college, once a monasEntering the French army, and serving tery of the Franciscans or Grey Friars.
And Mr. Stuart with distinction in the Seven Years' War,
- a man not unlike, I in which he had the satisfaction of see
fancy, Scott's Antiquary — though he said ing the “ Butcher ” Cumberland surrender to him jokingly, quoting the old proverb, with forty thousand men, Captain Stuart
“ Ye maun jouk, Jimmie, man, and lat the was created a chevalier 'of the Order of jaw gang ower!” had yet enough generSt. Louis, and died at St. Omer in 1776. blame the conduct of his protégé; and he
osity of feeling to approve rather than Doubtless this and other such “Waver. ley" stories of her father's regiment had already been given, again recom,
now introduced, or, if an introduction would be known to “the proud ” Isabel Fenton and told to her son.
mended “ Jimmie Mill” to his friend and "The excellent and able ininister of the neighbor in the country, Sir John Stuart
of Fettercairn.* parish, the Rev. Dr. Peters, Mill's friend all through,” introduced bim to his (Dr: it preceded or followed the Burnet tutor
Mill's tutorship in this family (whether Peters's) brother-in-law, Mr. Stuart of Inchbreck, nephew of the chevalier James ship appears uncertain) enabled him, in Stuart just mentioned, and professor of 790, to matriculate at the University of Greek in the University of Aberdeen.
Edinburgh, where the Fettercairn family While at the Montrose Academy,
" She had reached an one of the most renowned burgh schools only daughter. of Scotland,” Mill appears to have made
interesting age, and made a lasting imlong walking excursions, one as far as in later years with some warmth, putting
pression on his mind. He spoke of her Aberdeen, with his class-fellow, Joseph it in the form of her great kindness to Hume; and it is said that, on the Aber him.” But on a greater than Mill Miss deen excursion, having climbed the famous castle rock of Dunnottar,
Stuart made a “Jasting impression.” She " Mill had
was Sir Walter Scott's first love. While to hold Hume by the collar while he was
James Mill was supporting himself at the A branch of the family of the Earl of Castle Stuart, university by giving lessons to Miss and lineally and legitimately descended, through the Dukes of Aibany, from Robert II. See“ A Genealogi. * Dr. Bain gives a very imperfect version of this cal and Historical Account of the Family of Castle story. He prefers another of Mill's disinissal from a Stuart,” by the Hon. and Rev. Godfrey Stuart. tutorship atihe Marquis of Tweeddale's in consequence
See the “. Memoir" prefixed to “ Essays chiefly on of his having drunk the health at table of one of the Scottislı Antiquities," by John Stuart of Inchbreck. marquis's daughters, his pupil. But considering ihe Captain Stuart kept a diary of the campaign in a pocket- sobriety of Mill's character; still more, his social rank book — still preserved. It extends froin the 18th Oc- as a village shoemaker's son ; and the high state kept tober, 1745, to the 21st April, 1746, and is printed under and strict distinctions observed, in the househoids the title, March of the Highland Army in the
persons of quality" in the end of the last century, 1745-46," in the “Miscellany of the Spalding Club," and particularly in Scotland, such a story seems to me vcl. i., pp. 275-345.