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quality — to understudy bis music, upon whom you may are glad to hear, been accepted by the authorities of the all back in case of emergency.

College. Dr. Lowell will therefore resume his old post at Society in its present state of dulness is much indebted the beginning of the October term, though under someo its amateur musicians for the pains they take to eoliven what altered conditions, which will relieve him from the ; But they would do well to remember that their aim strain of continuous class-teaching, and leave him free for ught to be to give pleasure to others and spread the taste higher work." or a refined and elevating art, not to gratify their own anity or indulge in vulgar cravings for semi-publicity: have just brought out, at the foot of Mount Ararat, a news

A French paper states that some American travellers "hey bave a sufficiently wide sphere for their activity withut venturing across the Rubicon which divides private facts, we learn from the Whiffs that in the Armenian vil

paper, entitled Whiffs of Ararat. Among other curious om public performances. How much they might do, for lages a wife may be purchased at from $10 to $80. The xample, towards fostering a love of good music, disinterng the treasures of harmony and song from the neglected peasants believe that the earth is supported on the back of orehouse of the great masters, and purging the popular

an ox, and that when a fly settles on his head an earth. iste of its besotted fondness for the trashy, worn-out old quake is caused by his efforts to shake it off. They are peras which furnish nine tenths of the musical entertain- persuaded that impassable barriers surround Mount Araent of London. But when they merely echo the preva- that sacred summit, where angels mount guard before an

rat, and keep back mortals whose presence would defile nt note of triviality and flimsiness, and seek to superadd indestructible fragment of Noah's ark.

amateurish inexperience professional grimace, they do othing for art, and only ‘make themselves ridiculous.

The Venus of Milo controversy still continues in Paris ried by any but a very indulgent standard, the result of

as to whether that famous statue was originally an isolated teir efforts is at most third-rate. The amateur tenor who figure, or formed part of a group. Endless documents have ves himself such airs is probably in most respects inferior been brought forward, and the first letter sent by the a choir-man in Barchester Cathedral, who has received Smyrna Consul respecting the statue bas at length been sound professional training. A story is told of a party discovered. It mentions that the remains of the left arm fashionable amateurs who got up a play, and invited

and hand holding an apple were found at the same time as arrick to be present. All the parts were allotted to my the torso. In its next sitting the Académie des Beauxrd and my lady and their visitors — all but one very Arts is to decide this important question from the fragaall part, to fill which, a veritable Thespian was imported ments. It is thought that the form of the arm and hands om the nearest theatre. The fine ladies and gentlemen points to the Venus being in a leaning position on the rutted their hour on the mimic stage, and received a con- shoulder of some other figure at her left, probably Mars. Intional compliment from the great critic. But no sooner d the obscure little supernumerary make his appearance

Tue lovers of Leigh Hunt will be glad to read this antan the practised eye of Roscius detected the difference

nouncement, taken from the last number of the London tween the trained and the untrained performer. Athenæum: Shortly before his lamented death last summer, There,” he exclaimed with mortifying emphasis, “there

Mr. Thornton Hunt placed in the hands of Mr. Townshend see an actor."

Mayer, of Richmond, the papers of Leigh Hunt for examination, and such public use as he might deem expedient.

These papers comprise a large amount of unpublished matFOREIGN NOTES.

ter, particularly plays, more or less complete, note-books, and a mass of correspondence, ranging, over fifty years,

with the most celebrated of 'Leigh Hunt's contemporaries, Tue English government has given a pension to R. H.

and are said to throw light on many matters of literary orne, the author of " Orion.”

interest, and especially on several passages in Leigh Hunt's It is said that Edmund Yates is meditating a book on own life. Mr. Townshend Mayer has decided to use some merica in which we are to be painted in faithful colors. of these letters as materials for a series of articles, the first Homeopathy is making great progress in England; of which will appear in one of the magazines in July, and

will be entitled " ad the old doctor, with the drug-store, is passing away.

Leigh Hunt and B. R. Haydon.” Sev

eral letters from Haydon will be given in their entirety. Patti patronizes the great artist Worth for dresses by

By the death of the Baroness Emilie von Gleichen-Russ. le dozen. Before they are sent to her she permits the atocrat of fashion to have what he calls a Patti ex position.

wurm, Schiller's last surviving daughter, the interesting here the entire wardrobe is laid out to be admired by the

and hitherto unpublished correspondence of the poet and shionable world of Paris.

his sister Christophine and her husband Reinwald, has

passed into the hands of Herr Wendolin von Maltzabn, A SUBSCRIPTION has been opened in Paris, to which under whose direction it will be published in the course of ore than 400 artists have given their adherence, having the present year. The letters begin with the year 1782, in its object the presentation of a médaille d'honneur to M. when Schiller as a homeless fugitive bad fled to Bauerbach, orot, the painter, as a protest against the decisions of the where, under the name of Ritter, he had found protection s cademical juries of late years.

and help in the house of the Frau von Wolzogen. It was The London Court Journal remarks: “Mr. Gladstone wald, he wrote Kabale und Liebe,” completed his

here that, encouraged by the sympathy of his friend Reinas gone down a hole, as the American language bas it." “ Fiesco and sketched the plan of “ Don Carlos” and i Ve confess with shame that this elegant phrase is entirely ew to us. So far as our observation goes the majority of sixty eight letters by Schiller, and as many more by his

“Maria Stuart.” The correspondence, which consists of * Americanism's” are invented in London.

sister and her husband, concludes in 1805, and thus em"It is surely rather discreditable to the English book braces some of the most eventful and productive years of ellers," says the Pall Mall Gazette, “ that they have never the poet's life. iven us a standard edition of Burke. An American can

M. RATHELOT, an officer of the Paris law courts, has lave Burke's works in a handsome and convenient form, ipd one cannot see one of the few large-paper copies of

succeeded in an ingenious manner in transcribing a number hat edition without intense covetousness.”

of the registers which were burnt during the Commune.

The edition which draws forth this compliment, is published by Messrs.

These registers had remained so long in the fire that each

of them seemed to have become a homogenous block, more Little, Brown & Co., Boston.

like a slab of charcoal than anything else, and when an The last number of the London Academy says: “Dr. attempt was made to detach a leaf it fell away into powder. James Russell Lowell's resignation of his professorship

of Many scientific men had examined these unpromising black Belles Lettres at Harvard two years ago, has never, we blocks, when M. Rathelot hit upon the following method

of operation : In the first place he cut off the back of of her life after her marriage with Prince Alfonso the book so as to leave nothing but the mass of leaves Ferrara, that the author has brought forward the most is which the fire had caused to adhere to each other; he then

teresting original facts, while the second and last volta steeped the book in water, and afterwards exposed it, all has special value from the number of important archiwa wet as it was, to the heat at the mouth of a calorifère; the of which it gives extracts, with fac-similes of numerous water, as it evaporated, raised the leaves one by one, and ters of Alexander VI., Cæsar Borgia, and Lucrezia ha they could be separated, but with extraordinary precau- self. The question of her innocence of the general charge tions. Each sheet was then deciphered and transcribed, brought against her by the enemies of her evil father a and the copy certified by a legal officer. In this way the yet worse brother, is certainly not conclusively prore records of nearly 70,000 official acts have been saved. but, as Dr. Gregorovius reminds his readers, it should The appearance of the pages was very curious; the writing remembered that wbile the evil repute of Alexander a appeared of a dull black, while the paper was of a lustrous his son is a matter of history, that of Lucrezia has dete black, something like velvet decorations on a black satin been confirmed, and rests only on legendary hearsay. ground, so that the entries were not difficult to read.

THERE seems good reason for believing that an antide A very ingenious and useful branch of manufacture has for hydrophobia has been, or rather will be, soon discovered come to an unfortunate end in Paris. A. M. Olivier has for the remedy has not yet been sufficiently tried to for some time past conducted what was professedly an able the medical profession to form a decided opinion as agency for privately procuring foreign decorations, but in its efficacy. The plan is, for any person who has been reality simply a means of supplying dupes with spurious bitten by a mad dog to get himself or herself immediate ribbons and crosses. It is said that his books when seized bitten by a viper, the antagonism between the virus of showed entries of over two thousand sales of these sham animal and the reptile securing the patient from the orders, purporting to be chiefly Spanish, Brazilian, Turk- effects of either bite. This discovery was, it seems, med ish, and Tunisian. The system of M. Olivier, who always by Dr. Jitzki, who according to the Lancet communicate made his clients wait a proper time for the supposed com

in January last to the Imperial Society of Wilna (Russia) munication from abroad, was only discovered by accident. the following interesting fact: A very savage dog, and A certain gentleman with a strong desire for a decoration


may be added, a dog of very eccentric tastes, was in the had commissioned the agency to endeavor to procure bim habit, pour passer le temps, of killing vipers. This reckless the Spanish order of Charles III. But, lest the influence animal, whose mouth and neck were covered with vipes of M. Olivier should not be sufficient, he made independent wounds, was bitten by a mad dog which had already bitten application through a well-known journalist of Paris who several borned cattle and another dog, all of whom para is understood to have influence at Madrid. The latter, ished in a rabid state. The owner of the viper-killing dog after some time obtaining the decoration, took it to the ap- not willing to destroy him, deferred the act of destruction plicant, and was astounded to find that he had already until the first symptoms of rabies should make their a? received a similar one from the agency. Immediate in- pearance. These symptoms, however, never appeared quiries were made through the Spanish Minister, and the the dog remained in perfect good health, and probably result was, of course, the discovery of the forgery and the the present moment continues to enjoy his favorite amuses explosion of the thriving scheme of M. Olivier and his as- ment with an unimpaired constitution. This case struck 3 sociates, of whom four were arrested with him.

Dr. Jitzki, more especially as he learned that a woman in ta

the same district had been bitten by a viper, and, forteWe find this in tbe London Academy: At the adjudi- nately for herself, afterwards by a mad dog, without suffercation of prizes at University College, London, last ing any inconvenience. The Lancet suggests that if this Wednesday (June 24), the first prize in Jurisprudence suspicion of Dr. Jitzki's is correct as to the antagonism was awarded to a young lady who two years ago, at the

between the virus of hydrophobia and the virus of vipers. same college, achieved a like success in Political Economy.

young dogs might perhaps be inoculated with the latter The second place in the same class was attained by an- virus, and their freedom from rabies be thus secured. other lady. Another obtained honors in Political Econ

It would be both impertinent and dangerous, says,

the omy; and prizes were gained by three, and certificates by

Pall Mall Gazette, for man to suggest to woman any alterseveral, in the Fine Arts classes. That women should

ation of her head-dress, but there can be no barm in callprove themselves quite equal to men in drawing and painting is, perbaps, less remarkable than their success in

ing her attention to an interesting fact mentioned by

Canon Cooper at a sitting of the International Congress sterner studies; but it is noteworthy in these days, when

for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. It seems that fresh consideration is being given to the question of female education. The experiment of mixed classes has as yet

the practice common among ladies of wearing the feathers been only very partially tried at University College, and

of the grebe upon their hats and bonnets, although becomits extension through the whole of the Arts school would

ing in the highest degree, is productive of some little ininvolve none of the peculiar difficulties that have been in

convenience to the bird thus honored by their attention


inasmuch as it has to be skinned alive in order to make its cident to the attempt to teach medicine to ladies in Edin

feathers fit for the ornamental purpose to which they are burgh. The Senate of the University of London is soon to consider the recent vote of Convocation in favor of peculiar claims on the sympathy of woman, not only be

devoted. This is decidedly hard on the grebe, which has admitting women, on the same conditions as men, to its degree examinations. If a woman, competing at college

cause it adds to the adornment of her head, but also bewith men, can take prizes in Political Economy and Juris

cause, owing to its peculiar formation, it suffers when it prudence, it is hard that she should not be allowed the

attempts to walk on land much of the same kind of misery chance of obtaining a degree in Arts or Laws.”

that woman suffers when walking in her high-heeled boots.

The grebe, in fact, is utterly incapable of walking with The Acudemy of June 6th says Dr. F. Gregorovius has any comfort or grace, and shufes along with an awkward made another important addition to historico-biographical motion, only preserving its balance by assuming an erect literature in bis recently published work, “ Lucrezia Borgia, position like that of a penguin, quite foreign to its nature nach Urkunden und Correspondenzen ihrer eigenen Zeit

or habits. Indeed, some grebes give up attempting to (Stuttgart, 1874). Exhaustive in the use of his materials, walk as a bad job, and crawl about in the same manner and unbiassed in bis judgment, Dr. Gregorovius has, as as seals, when inclination or business leads them to leave usual with him, given his readers both new facts and new their native element for an inland stroll. Woman, thereviews in this history of one whom modern writers have fore, should show a little consideration for grebes, and not taken special delight in representing as at once a monster of allow them to be skinned alive for hat trimmings; but

, moral iniquity, and a woman of matchless grace and fem- unfortunately, woman entirely ignores agony in the matinine softness - a remorseless Mænad at Rome, a tender ter of dress, and considering her endurance under the torwise and benevolent ruler at Ferrara. It is especially in ture she inflicts on herself in this respect, it is perhaps gard to this latter and less generally well-known phase ! hardly to be expected that she will feel for the grebe.

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The American Social Science Association will shortly

publish, through Hurd and Houghton, New York; The The country is beginning to be conscious of a past. Riverside Press, Cambridge, Number Six of the Journal Manifest Destiny, which was the pass-word to future great- of Social Science. Besides the address of George William less, is not often spoken now, and the insistence upon the Curtis, the President of the Association, given at the remportant fact that the nation's one hundredth birthday is cent meeting in New York, it will contain various papers pproaching, indicates somewhat the growing disposition read at that meeting, which have been revised for publiof the people to recognize existing conditions not only as cation. Among these are Financial Administration, by urophetic, but as connected with historic facts. Every one Gamaliel Bradford ; Ocean Laws for Steamships, by Prof. s aware of the line which the civil war has drawn across Benjamin Pierce; the Farmers' Movement in the Western he historic page. The events preceding it are removed States, by Willard C. Flagg; Rational Principles of Taxnto historic perspective, and the cares and problems of the ation, by David A. Wells; The Reformation of Prisoners, resent serve to make that older period of national history by Z. R. Brockway; The Deaf Mute College at Washingrateful to the tired mind.

ton, by E. M. Gallaudet. The number will be uniform in Consider the monuments and statues that are constantly style with previous issues by the Association, and sold at ledicated and unveiled. They honor heroes of every the price of one dollar. eriod of national life. The gathering in the national

– It is good news for Harvard that Prof. James Russell alls of historic statues, albeit art has sometimes to look Lowell, coming home with his English laurels

, is to resume be other way, is another expression of this consciousness his connection with the University, although the exact f a past. The great Memorial Hall at Cambridge, where limits of his teaching do not appear as yet to be very he ideas of sacrifice and holy purpose keep guard over

well defined. It is simply announced that his class work he lives of students, is a noble testimony to the sense of will not be routine work. ratitude toward the nation's defenders, which has become moving force in American life. The services of Memo- The new copyright law, as we understand it, makes ial Day, with all the admixture of baser elements, are yet it unnecessary to employ the formula on the back of the he incense of national homage. Men talk, sometimes, as


of each book which has hitherto been used. { it were the part of all good patriots to forget the war

Instead of declaring in full that this book was “ Entered

in or the Union, and only let the right hand remember its according to Act of Congress in the year 1874 by unning; but it is a shallow conceit which would ask

the office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington,” it

any art of the country to bury out of sight the symbols, not

is now sufficient for the owner of the copyright simply to f hate, but of consecration.

state the fact thus : “ Copyright, 1874, by -.” We had The histories which begin to find their way into our lit already got rid of the cumbrous formula which used to look rature, mark the same growth of national life. Distinct

as if a Thanksgiving proclamation were read upon the pochs come forth more clearly, and proportion is easier publication of each book, and this further simplification Liscovered. We begin to turn to the histories of our own

will be gratefully received. It will help good looks more ountry with relish. With all our increase of travel and

on pictures than in books, but in books it will give a more emiliarity with the Old World, begetting a wider survey,

tidy appearance.

Since there is only one place in the -od easing us of the old Little Pedlington way of regard-country where copyrights are entered now, it is obviously og our own country and life, there has grown to be a unnecessary to state the place in the formula. The grad. learer conception of the difference between our estate

ual elimination reminds one of the story of Franklin and nd that of transatlantic people, and a stronger desire

the bootmaker who presented an elaborate sign for Franktrace tbe causes of our own condition. There is a

lin's criticism, on which his name and occupation were wish to have a rational explanation of our life, by which

stated minutely. Franklin criticised everything off the e may see how we have come to be what we are. The sign save the man's name and the picture of a boot. The very knowledge of foreign history tends to make us value copyright act is further amended by requiring a fee of one ur own, and seek for the common springs from which both dollar for recording, instead of two fees, as now, of fisty Low. It certainly is much when the facts upon which we

cents each, for recording and giving a copy of record. round our philosophy of history may be sought more fre

The act goes into effect August 1st. Such changes as cuently in our own experience.

have been made, seem merely to make more exact what With the growing interest in our own past, we shall, by

was loosely stated in the act. egrees, awake to a sense of the value of the material - There is to be a convention of Publishers and Book=hich lies in it for literature. It is possible, to-day, to sellers at Put-in-Bay, the last of this month, to discuss make a considerable collection of literary productions which various matters of common interest : among others the rates we their existence to some fact in our history; the culture of discount, and questions springing out of the relation which deals with them has sometimes a foreign tang to it, beld by the publisher to the retailer and to the customer. and the facts themselves thus get treated not always in a We should like to believe that the convention would meet arge, human way, but in the conventional way of a foreign squarely the question of English books and American ones,


but we have no expectation that this matter will receive | following : About three dozen knives, forks, and spoon any attention. Will some of the members be good enough all the butcher knives, three in number, a large carving to rise and explain what has become of the juvenile book knife, fork, and steel ; several large plugs of tobacco; trade of the country ?

outside casing of a silver watch was disposed of in – The question of discounts to persons not in the trade part of the pile, the glass of the same watch in another will probably excite as much disturbance as anything. A and the works in still another; an old purse contain: humorous book-publisher of New York has sent to the some silver, matches and tobacco; nearly all the sma l’ublishers Weekly a satirical advertisement, announcing tools from the tool closets, among them several larg that having made no small gains out of his business, he is augers. Altogether, it was a very curious mixture now prepared to show his gratitude by hereafter selling all different articles, all of which must have been transporte books at prime cost, and invites orders from the following some distance, as they were originally stored in different classes, whom the judicious reader, if not himself among parts of the house. them, will discover constitute those who usually demand

“ The ingenuity and skill displayed in the constructii a discount from the trade :

of this nest and the curious taste for articles of iron, many Public and private libraries.

of them heavy, for component parts, struck me with a Sunday-schools, day schools, etc., etc.

prise. The articles of value were I think stolen from the Teachers, religious and secular.

men who had broken into the house for temporary lodge Professional men and women.

ing. I have preserved a sketch of this iron-clad nes Descendants of all those once engaged in the book busi- which I think unique in natural history.

- In this heated spell our readers may thank us fe Friends and relatives of any bookseller, or booksellers' producing a counter irritation by setting before them pes clerks, living or dead.

haps the most elaborate of the various ingenious hard Landlords of all premises now or once occupied by sentences which have been the cause of so much mortis booksellers.

fication in country boarding-houses. It is taken from the Theological and all other students.

Newark Advertiser, and should be written down from Boys now in school who may go to college hereafter. dictation. The usefulness of this little task in vacation

All persons who sing in the choirs of churches, for will be readily seen by all whose children find time hang. nothing

ing heavily. Emigrants from foreign lands.

“ The most skilful gauger I ever knew was a maligned Strangers visiting the city on business or pleasure. cobbler, armed with a poniard, who drove a pedler's Ship captains going on long voyages.

wagon, using a mullein-stalk as an instrument of coercion, And to all other persons except Indians not taxed.

to tyrannize over his pony shod with calks. He was The managers of the Centennial Exhibition in Phil. Galilean Sadducee, and he had a phthisicky catarrh, adelphia have cut down the estimate for buildings to a diphtheria, and the bilious intermittent erysipelas. A sum nearly covered by subscriptions. Six millions was the certain sibyl, with the sobriquet of Gypsy,' went into first estimate, but by a severe process of shrinkage the ecstasies of cachinnation at seeing him measure a bushel amount now regarded as necessary bas been made only a of peas, and separate saccharine tomatoes from a heap of little over two millions. The Philadelphia managers will peeled potatoes, without dyeing or singeing the ignitible deserve well of the country if the exhibition is made the queue which he wore, or becoming paralyzed with a hemexponent of honesty in work, and economy in management. orrhage. Lifting her eyes to the ceiling of the cupola of It has, at times, looked very much as if we were to cele. the Capitol to conceal her unparalleled embarrassment, brate our hundredth anniversary by showing what a sham making a rough courtesy, and not harassing him with and share we could produce.

mystifying, rarefying, and stupefying innuendoes, she gave - Professor Silliman publishes, in the July number of him a conch, a bouquet of lilies, mignonnette, and fuchsias, the American Journal of Science and Art, an interesting ex

a treatise on mnemonics, a copy of the Apocrypha in tract from a private letter to himself on the habits of the hieroglyphics, daguerreotypes of Mendelssohn and Kos California wood-rat, which seem to be very thievish habits ciusko, a kaleidoscope, a dram-phial of ipecacuanha, a teaindeed. The writer was partial owner of some property spoonful of naphtha, for deleble purposes, a ferrule, a on the Oregon coast, containing a saw-mill which had clarionet, some licorice, a surcingle, a carnelian of symnever been in operation. There was a dwelling-house balance-wheel, a box of dominoes, and a catechism. The

metrical proportions, a chronometer with for the hands, in which, on work being discontinued were stored a quantity of stuff, tools, packing for the engine, gauger, who was also a trafficking rectifier and a parishsix or seven kegs of large spikes; in the closets, knives, referable to 'a vacillating occasionally

occurring idiosyn: forks, spoons, etc. A large cooking stove was left in one

crasy), wofully uttered this apothegm : Life is chequered ; “ This house,” he says, was left uninhabited for two

but schism, apostasy, here y, and villany shall be punyears, and, being at some distance from the little settle

ished.' The sibyl apologizingly answered: “There is a ment it was frequently broken into by tramps who sought ratable and allegeable difference between a conferrable a shelter for the night. When I entered this house I was

ellipsis and a trisyllabic diæresis.' We replied in trochees, astonished to see an immense rat's nest on the empty

not impugning her suspicion.” On examining this nest, which was about five feet – Mr. Thomas R. Gould, the sculptor, who had previin height, and occupied the whole top of the stove (a ously given us a statue of the West Wind, has now comlarge range), I found the outside to be composed entirely pleted a medallion, if we understand the description, rep. of spikes, all laid with symmetry so as to present the resenting the Ghost in Hamlet. The treatment of this points of the nails outward. In the centre of this mass subject by a sculptor will at once suggest to many was the nest, composed of finely divided fibres of the how much broader the range of a sculptor is, than appears hemp packing. Interlaced with the spikes, we found the at first sight.

a movable

of the rooms.





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graver. “You should not have done said Rose, “the only one thing was A ROSE IN JUNE.

it,” he said, shaking his head, when for the sake of the others. He prom

Rose told him how she had been ised to be good to the boys and to CHAPTER XIII. (continued.) brought to give her consent.

help mamma; and now we don't need

" I know I ought not to have done his help any more.” Rose went out without a word ; she it, but it was not my doing. How “A good reason, an admirable rearent and sat down in the little shady could I help myself?' And now, oh, son,” cried the curate with unwonted ammer-house where Mr. Nolan had now, dear Mr. Nolan, tell me what to

“ for casting him off now. aken refuge from the sun and from do! Will you speak to mamma? Few people state it so frankly, but it is be mirth of the children. He had al- Though she will not listen to me she the way of the world.” eady seen there was something wrong, might hear you."

Rose gave him a look so full of wonnd was prepared with his sympathy: * But I don't see what your mamma dering that the good man's heart was thoever was the offender Mr. Nolan

has to do with it," said the curate. touched. “ Come,” he said, “you was sorry for that one; it was a way “ It is not to her you are engaged had made up your mind to it yesterday.

he had his sympathies did not go so nor is it she who has given her word; It cannot be so very bad after all. At ! much with the immaculate and always you must keep your word, we are all your age nothing can be very bad, for pirtuous; but he was sorry for whoso- bound to do that."

you can always adapt yourself to what ever had erred or strayed, and was re- “But a great many people don't do is new. So long as there's nobody else penting of the same. Poor Rose it,” said Rose, driven to the worst of in the way that's more to your mind,” he began to feel himself Rose's cham- arguments in sheer despair of her he said, turning upon her with a penepion, because he felt sure that it was

trating glance. Rose, young, thoughtless, and incon- “ You must,” said Mr. Nolan: "the Rose said nothing in reply. She siderate, who must be in the wrong. people who don't are not people to be put up her hands to her face, covering Rose sat down by his side with a heart- followed. You have bound yourself it, and choking the cry which came to broken look in her face, but did not and you must stand by it. He is a her lips. How could she to a man, to say anything. She began to beat with good man and you must make the best one so far separated from love and her fingers on the table as if she were of it. To a great many it would not youth as was Mr. Nolan, make this last beating time to a march. She was seem hard at all. You have accepted confession of all ? still such a child to him, so young, so him, and you must stand by him. I The curate went away that night much like what he remembered her do not see what else can be done with a painful impression on his mind. in pinafores that his heart ached for now."

He did not go to Whitton, as Mrs. her. “You are in some little bit of “ Oh, Mr. Nolan, you speak as if I Damerel had promised, to see Rose's trouble ?” he said at last.

were married, and there was no hope.” future home, but he saw the master of "Oh, not a little bit,” cried Rose, “ It is very much the same thing," it, who, disappointed by the headache "a great, very great trouble !” She said the curate; “you have given with which Rose had retreated to her was so full of it that she could not talk your word. Rose, you would not like room, on her return from her walk of anything else. And the feeling in to be a jilt; you must either keep your with the curate, did not show in bis ber mind was that she must speak or word or be called a jilt - and called best aspect. None of the party indeed die. She began to tell her story in truly. It is not a pleasant character did ; perhaps the excitement and the woody arbor with the gay noise of to have.''

commotion of the news had produced the children close at hand, but hearing “. But it would not be true!"

a bad result — for nothing could be à cry among them that Mr. Incledon “I think it would be true. Mr. flatter or more deadly-lively than the was coming, started up and tied on her Incledon, poor man, would have good evening which followed. Even the hat

, and seizing Mr. Nolan's arm, reason to think so. Let us look at it children were cross and peevish, and dragged him out by the garden door seriously, Rose. What is there so had to be sent to bed in disgrace; and "I cannot see him to-day ?" she cried, very bad in it that you should do a Rose had hidden herself in her room, and led the curate away, dragging him good man such an injury? He is not and lines of care and irritation were after her to a quiet by-way over the old. He is very agreeable and very on Mrs. Damerel's forehead. The fields in which she thought they would rich. He would make you a great great good fortune which had befallen be safe. Rose had no doubt whatever lady, Rose.”

them did not, for the moment at least, of the full sympathy of this old friend. • Mr. Nolan, do you think I care bring happiness in its train. She was not afraid even of his disap- | for that ? ” proval. It seemed certain to her that “ A great many people care for it,

CHAPTER'XIV. be must pity at least if not help. And and so do all who belong to you. to Rose, in her youthful confidence in Your poor father wished it. It had Rose did not go down-stairs that others, there was nothing, in this world which was unalterable of its

gone out of my mind, but I can recol- | night. She had a headache, which is

lect very well now ; and your mother the prescriptive right of a woman in nature : no trouble, except death, wishes it - and for you it would be a trouble. She took the cup of tea which could not be got rid of by the great thing, you don't know how great. which Agatha brought her, at the intervention of friends.

Rose, you must try to put all this re- door of her room, and begged that It chilled her a little, however, as luctance out of your mind, and think mamma would not trouble to come of she went on, to see the curate's face only of how many advantages it has.” see her, as she was going to bed grow longer and longer, graver and “ I care nothing for the advantages," | She was afraid of another discussion,

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