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arriving from outer space to be captured by the resistance “ I FEAR," said an Aberdeen minister to his flock," be of the once vaporous planet, not by its mere attractive I explained to you in my last charity sermon, that philas force. But to what a result have we thus been led! If thropy was the love of our species, you must have under we accepted this view, rather than the theory that Uranus stood me to say specie, which may account for the smi had expelled the comet, we should bave first to carry our ness of the collection. You will now prove, I hope, thoughts back almost to the very beginning of our solar your present contribution, that you are no longer labori system, and then to recognize at that inconceivably distant under the same mistake.' epoch, comets travelling from sun to sun, and some of them Louis Augustin MULLERET, who died a short tin coming from other suns towards ours, to be captured from ago in Paris, at the age of seventy, was one of the fa time to time by the resistance of the vaporous masses out modern artists in metal whose works can be compared wit of which the planets of our system were one day to be those of the Renaissance period. He was empioyed for evolved.

years in England, but returned to Paris in 1854, and We do not know how the questions raised by such tered the manufactory at Sèvres, where he continued ung thoughts should be answered, although, as has been else- 1872. To the end of his life he remained devoted to where shown, there is more evidence in favor of the theory favorite art, and even in his last agony his son sav of expulsion than of the other two theories just sketched. band working as though with a chisel and mallet. But we bave reason to feel assured, as we contemplate a comet like that which now adorns our skies, that could we

The Rev. John E. B. Mayor, of St. John's College, Can learn its bistory, a practical infinity of time would be bridge, has undertaken to edit, for the Extra Series of the brought before us as the aggregate of the time-intervals Early English Text Society, Bishop Fisher's funeral sex we should have to deal with. Nor is the marvel of the mons on Lady Margaret and Henry VII., with the Bishop comet diminished by what we have learned from observa- letters, and his Sermon preached in London when Marie tion or from mathematical analysis. We bave found that Luther's books were burnt. This last sermon has nere the tracks of comets are followed by countless millions of been reprinted in English. All the documents have bi meteoric bodies, and thus the strangest thoughts — of in- torical value as well as philological, and Mr. Mayor finity of space occup'ed by infinite numbers of cosmical add to them an introduction, notes, and a glossary. bodies, aggregating towards multitudinous centres during DR. SCHLIEMANN has solicited and obtained from the infinity of time — are suggested to us. The telescope has Greek Government permission to demolish at his owners shown us wonderful processes taking place during the pense the great square tower in the Acropolis, known comet's approach to the sun, and, most wonderful process the Venetian Tower, which seems to have been built in ta of all, the repulsion of the vaporous matter in the tail, as fourteenth century. It occupies 1600 square feet of the though to assure us that the expelling power of suns is Propylæa, and consists of large square slabs of marble a even more than matched by the repelling power they exert

common stone from various ancient monuments of on portions of cometic matter brought in certain conditions Acropolis and the theatre of Herodes Atticus; it measures under their influence. Analysis by the spectroscope, that eighty feet in height, and its walls are five feet thick. By wonderful instrument which astronomy owes to Kirchhoff

, the demolition of this tower, which costs bim about two has taught us much respecting cometic structure, showing thousand dollars, Dr. Schliemann renders a great ser that the light of the nucleus is that of a glowing solid or vice to science, for he brings to light the most interesting liquid (or of matter reflecting sunlight), the light of the parts of the Propylæa, and is certain to find a vast number coma, that mainly of glowing vapor, while in the tail these of interesting inscriptions, of which he has for three years het two forms of liglit are combined. And polariscopic analy- the right of publication. The work began on the 21 sis speaks with equal clearness of the composite nature of July, to the great delight of the Athenians, but to the griefe cometic structure. But when all this has been said, we of the thousands of owls by which the tower is inbabited. are little nearer to the solution of the mysterious problems“ But it is impossible,” adds Dr. Schliemann,“ to please, which comets present to us. They still teach us, as they every one in this world." have so long taught, that "there are more things in heaven In spite of all the efforts made by the Emperor Alexarand carth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.” der to extend the advantages of education to his people

, the prejudices of the lower classes threaten to frustrate biss der schemes for their intellectual emancipation, and bitberto the unfortunate district school teachers find themselves met Lu in most of the rural parishes by the systematic opposition

of the entire clerical body, including the wives and famM. OFFENBACH's nearly completed new opera is called ilies of the priests. At Mariupal a teacher has lately been “Madame l'Archiduc."

clerically denounced to the entire parish as unfit to teach The London Academy commends to its readers the children, owing to his habit of taking walks on the Stepper American translation (Mr. Willard Small's) of Coulanges' conceivable abomination, and making these things objects that

and collecting useless grasses, disgusting insects, and every “ Ancient City,” published by Messrs. Lee and Shepard.

of public instruction, while he is regarded as a dangerons Professor J. E. Cairnes is engaged in writing a reply innovator on account of bis aversion to the use of the rod, for Macmillan's Magazine, to Mr. Goldwin Smith's article and the good old Russian practices of pulling out lumps of on “ Female Suffrage,” which recently appeared in that hair from the heads of refractory children, and making them periodical.

kneel in the snow, or on stones, according to the season, The Journal de Saint Pétersbourg states that the Austro- when they excite the anger of their instructors. Truly the Hungarian Government is engaging in active researches to abrogation of serfdom has made a very small step on the discover the fate of the Austrian Polar Expedition, which road of national emancipation in Russia, and progress has left Hamburg on board the Tegethoff about two years ago. a hard fight to encounter before it can establish itself in the

dominions of the Czar of all the Russias ! Alexander's Mr. EDMUXD YATEs, the novelist, is editor of the new weekly paper called The World. He seems to have lost has certainly not an equally well.grounded

neighbor and imperial brother, the Emperor Kung-tschi, his skill as a novelist, judging by his last work, “ A Dan. I menting the unwillingness of his subjects to cultivate learn, gerous Game;

we hope he will confine himself to jour-ing, if we may judge from the fact that when the young nalism.

A new weekly paper has just been started in Paris un- cestors, the Chinese papers announce that be found on bio der the title Les Echos de l'Alsace-Lorraine, and is under return to Peking as many as 1000 scholars assembled to the directorship of a committee, which, among others of take part in the trying examination known as Tsung siinilar views, includes the names of Messrs. Erckmann- | which is required from all who intend to follow

the profer Chatrian, Kaempfen, Mézières, and Lorédan-Larcher. sion of teachers or lawyers.


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Mr. Wemmick retreats to his sleep their favorite hour for stalking abroad, and nightaby castle, and in the morning, as he and Pip return to mares require sometimes violent treatment before they will he city, Pip notices that the clerk's face contracts until be driven forth. So then this refuge of noble books is be customary rigidity is fixed upon it when the office is another proof, if one were needed, of the right of way deeached. Mr. Jaggers has recourse to a great bowl of manded by the men who write books that cannot be said rater, scented soap, and a jack towel, and when he emerges to convey what is commonly regarded as useful informarom the thorough rasping he has given his face, hands, tion. ind neck, the skulking clients that always lie in wait for him know that it is useless to approach the great man.

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- Bulletin No. 30, of the Boston Public Library, gives whose lives contained all the possibilities of criminal error ; new evidence of the liberal spirit in which the library is

it is most likely that their daily mental habits made them conducted, the principle of the management being, as we me less unsuspicious than their neighbors who knew of crime have before said, to study the wants of those having reL only by bearsay; but external decency and comeliness course to the library, and not simply to preserve and

forded relief after steady contact with vice and misery, catalogue the books."' Thus, under Schweinfurth's “The and the Aged Parent in his harmless dotage brought to Heart of Africa,” the following excellent suggestive note Wemmick a sense of there being some innocence in the is given :world, and made the daily work at least endurable.

Nole. — Dr. Schweinfurth, a German botanist, bas, next The newspapers, constantly assailed by apparent self- to Sir Samuel Baker, made the most important exploraper interest, and forced, as they persuade themselves, to collect tions in Central Africa, taking

a course somewhat westerly - and publish as a matter of news whatever happens to

The work is provided with maps. Perhaps absorb public attention, make little distinction between his most satisfactory result is the confirmation of previous Esz things decent and indecent, and thus day after day for rumors relative to the existence of a race of dwarfs, who

weeks, it may be, fill the eyes and ears of the community seem to be ethnologically connected with the Bushmen with facts, rumors, speculations, and opinions, which sist of the Cape. through and through the mind until one becomes desper. Since the note under Africa in the Lower Hall cataste over the condition of his kind. Silently, people read logue for History, etc., p. 9, was prepared, two new sumand receive into their minds what at first they blush in the maries for young readers of African exploration have been dark at recalling. The hideous unreality of wickedness published : Kingston's

“ Great African Travellers," with them. It is hateful, but something within them

“ et les out that it is not


, but un-nature, and there is venturers” (1697.5]. See also Bayard Taylor's popular en de miel to escape into the truer atmosphere of real purity compilation, “ Lake Regions of Central Africa," issued 1878 in e doubt the companionship of trusty friends, the fa- book in a Naturalist in the Heart of Africa," in Harper's edilar ways of the household,' afford

the best reliel, yet Monthly, May, 1874. Stanley's book on Livingstone" has The disagreeable emotions which have been fixed by much and his Adventures" 1873 (3053.57)

, and in a similar reading of the newspapers need a kind of exorcism more anonymous compilation, , 1872 []. of strong and noble powerful use. It is here, then, that the ministry ences in a popular tale, “ My Kalulu " [1697.6), and has

an article in Scribner's Magazine, May, 1873, called “ Four novels

, serves as a fit corrective of the pain which some single convulsing evil has inflicted.

character is given in “Sons of Ham,” in the Cornhill abe pure expanding into blessedness of the lives of the two Verne, in his “ Five Weeks in a Balloon ” [1743.13], has

In “ Lisa," witness Magazine, 1873, or in No. 1515 of Living Age; and Jules

In “ On the Eve," the existence some rather entertaining satire on African Explorers. then loftily agreeing with an equally noble love, leaves shire's “ Introduction to the Study and Collection of An

A long and useful note is added to the title of Will. upon the mind the sense of dwelling amongst real and cient Prints,” naming the works which one may take up great spirits. The reality of a noble life, not of noble | after this book has been read, all the volumes named

of Baker's.



life can administer.

houden en of life, for example, in pove of Targéniert's Great African Travelers an epitome of the African

principal characters.

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being found in the Library. Finally, there is half a page - The great Dining Hall of the new Memorial build devoted to “ Cremation as a Mode of Interment, and ing of Harvard is opened to visitors for two hours in the Related Subjects,” in which a seemingly comprehensive afternoon daily, and the number of those who take advan résumé of accessible works is given; in this case reference tage of the opportunity to see the hall indicates the puble is made also to books not in the Public Library, but in interest. The college pictures are hung there, but ther other libraries.

should be supplied with labels indicating who are repre - Bishop Whipple said the other day, at the Com- should think also they might well be arranged chronologe

, in mencement of Minnesota University :

“When I visited England I found that England, with ically. At present they seem to be arranged with refer 30,000,000 of souls, had but four universities

ence to proportionate size.

- Oxford, Cambridge, Durbam, and London. Minnesota, with

– Professor Rawson, of the American Oriental Tom 200,000 souls, had half a score. But then it took England graphical Corps, is at Cyprus, making researches for Me 500 years to build an Oxford, and Minnesota bas killed

di Cesnola. His dispatches state that Professor Strong five in as many years. I visited such schools as Rugby chairman of the council of the corps, is at Ephesus, and and Eton, and asked the counsel of men who had made

that the work of the latter in Egypt, Sinai, Edom, Moaby education a life-long work. They told me that even to

Bashan, and Palestine has been remarkably successful build a school I must begin with a score of boys; that a

Professor Strong is on his way home, and Professor hundred boys would ruin me. A school, was a living Rawson will return to Jerusalem to pursue investigations being; it had organized life. It grew. Its character

for the corps in geology and natural history. was made up of the discipline, scholarship, morals, and Henry Holt & Co. are about to add to their Leisure traditions of all who became its pupils. I came home a Hour Series a translation of Edmond About's “The Now wiser man, and resolved that if it took twenty men like tary's Nose," made by Mr. Holt, who has also translated me to lay the foundation, we would have one good English the same author's “ The Man with the Broken Ear," conschool.”

tained in the same series. The book was translated serIf English in the sense of thorough, well enough, but eral years ago and an edition published by Loring, Boston, however much Western people, and Eastern ones too, for but a comparison of the two translations shows the justifthat matter, may juggle with the name of college and cation of the new rendering, which retains the air of university, it would be foolish enough to model our schools About's just where the other translator failed to catch itali and colleges upon the English system; or if we do, let us For instance, the mushy pronunciation of the Auvergnat pay some heed to the growls of Englishmen at the petty is given by Mr. Holt in a style close enough to the orig. results of their magnificent school endowments.

inal to answer every purpose of the story, while it is not - The Philadelphia Age reports as follows upon the pedantically exact. In the other translation there is no work thus far done on the Centennial building :

attempt whatever to imitate the pronunciation, so that The excavation for the Memorial Hall or permanent

when the amusing incident of L'Ambert's unconsciously building has been completed, and the workmen are now using it occurs, the translator has to append a lame footbusily engaged in preparing the cellar for the foundations. note, and leave it to the reader's imagination to conceive In a short time stone masons will commence opera

the scene. What is quite as much to the point, in the tions, and then more interest will be taken by visitors in

earlier translation the peasant frames his sentences like viewing the progress of the work. A large frame building the notary himself, while Mr. Holt has kept the sharp dishas been erected near the offices of the Centennial Board

tinction between a literate and an illiterate person. of Finance, which is to be devoted to the modelling of all

wit of the book, its jaunty style and sangfroid, are admiornamentations for the permanent structure. There will rably repeated in this translation. In fact, the reader conbe very many required, such as representations of Europe, tinues amused to the end, in spite of his protest against Asia, Africa, and Australia, and for the dome a large

so barefaced an imposition on his good nature. figure representing America. Allegorical representations - In the opening chapter of “ Felix Holt,” George of art and science, and the coats-of-arms of the city, State, Eliot looks forward to the time when posterity may travel and nation will also be prepared, as well as many other with even greater rapidity than we of the present day, designs. From the above some idea may be had of the and be “shot, like a bullet, through a tube, by atmoscharacter of the ornamentation, and it was thought advis- pheric pressure.” To those who, like many of the suburable to have the models prepared upon the ground, where ban residents of London, are obliged to ride chiefly on unthe work could be under the eye of the designer of the derground railroads, the change will doubtless be welcome; Memorial Hall

, Mr. H. J. Swarzmann. This gentleman but the great majority, who now travel above ground, will is at present busily engaged, with a corps of assistants

, in gain only time by the arrangement, and lose what little preparing the large working plans, which are nearly com- opportunity the railroad of to-day affords of obtaining pleted. The grading of the site upon which is to be some idea of the country through which one travels

. erected the main Exposition building is fairly under way, Only one who is fortunate enough to get away from rail300 men and 250 horses being employed in prosecuting roads, and ride across country in one of the few surviving

Messrs. Vaux and Radford, the architects for stage-coaches, can appreciate the enjoyment which did this structure, have adopted the plans of Mr. Pettit of the much to atone for the discomforts experienced by the United States Centennial Commission, and will personally travellers of a generation and a half ago, who could see superintend the work of construction. The Managers in detail the natural features of the region they were of the Centennial Board of Finance are preparing an traversing, and obtain a personal acquaintance with every address to the people of the United States, embodying a hill, mountain, valley, and river that came in their way. financial scheme to be submitted to the citizens of every For the man who has horses and a carriage, there is no State, and which the managers expect will result in the more sensible way of spending a summer vacation, than collection of all the funds necessary for the successful car. to take a jaunt to the mountains with his family in his rying on of the building operations and the Exposition. own conveyance ; and many are beginning to find this out.


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unless you

the rest of her story. To fly from a have learned to be fond of him if he A ROSE IN JUNE.

marriage which was disagreeable to were fond of you; unless, indeed
her, with no warmer wish than that • Unless what?” cried Rose, intent
of simply escaping from it, was one upon suggestion of excuse.

thing; but to fly with the aid of a “ Unless," said Miss Margetts, solWhen Rose found herself, after so lover, who made the flight an occasion emnly, fixing her with the penetratstrange and exciting a journey, within of declaring himself, was another and ing glance of an eye accustomed to the tranquil shades of Miss Margetts' | very different matter. Her heart command — "unless there is another establishment for young ladies, it sank while she thought of the story gentleman in the case would be difficult to tell the strange

she had to tell. Should she dare tell have allowed another image to enter hush which fell upon her. Almost Miss Margetts about Edward ? About your heart ?before the door had closed upon Wode- Mr. Incledon it seemed now simple Rose was unprepared for such an house, while still the rumble of the enough.

appeal. She answered it only by a bansom in which he had brought her Miss Margetts was a kind woman, scared look, and hid her face in her to her destination, and in which he or one of her “young

ladies” would hands. now drove away, was in ner ears, the not have thought of flying back to her Perhaps it will be best to have hush, the chill, the tranquillity had for shelter in trouble ; but she was some breakfast," said Miss Margetts. begun to influence her. Miss Mar- | always a little rigid and “particular," “ You must have been up very early getts, of course, was not up at half- and when she heard Rose's story (with to be here so soon; and I dare say past six on the summer morning, and the careful exclusion of Edward) her you did not take anything before you it was an early housemaid, curious but mind was very much disturbed. She started, not even a cup of tea ?” drowsy, who admitted Rose, and took was sorry for the girl, but felt sure Rose had to avow this lack of comher, having some suspicion of so un- that her mother must be in the right, mon prudence, and try to eat docilely usually early a visitor, with so little and trembled a little in the midst of to please her protector; but the atluggage, to the bare and forbidding her decorum, to consider what the tempt was not very successful. A apartment in which Miss Margetts world would think if she was found to single night's watching is often enough generally received her parents.” receive girls who set themselves in to upset a youthful frame not accusThe window looked out upon the lit- opposition to their lawful guardians. tomed to anything of the kind, and tle garden in front of the house, and “Was the gentleman not nice ?" she Rose was glad beyond description to the high wall which inclosed it; and asked, doubtfully ;

66 was he very

be taken to one of the little whitethere Rose seated herself to wait, all old? were his morals not what they curtained chambers which were so the energy and passion which had sus- ought to be ? or has he any personal familiar to her, and left there to rest. tained, beginning to fail her, and peculiarity which made him unpleas- | How inconceivable it was that she dreary doubts of what her old school- ant? Except in the latter case, when should be there again! mistress would say, and how she indeed one must judge for one's self, I familiarity with everything made the would receive her, filling her very think you might have put full confi- wonder greater. Had she never left soul. How strange is the stillness of dence in your excellent mother's judg- that still, well-ordered place at all ? or the morning within such a populated

what strange current had drifted her house! nothing stirring but the faint, “Oh, it was not that; he is very back again ? She lay down on the far-off noises in the kitchen — and she good and nice,” said Rose, confused little white dimity bed, much too alone, with the big blank walls about and troubled. “ It is not that I object deeply affected with her strange poher, feeling like a prisoner, as if she had to him ; it is because I do not love sition, she thought, to rest; but ere been shut in to undergo some sentence. him. How could I marry him when I long had fallen fast asleep, poor child, To be sure, in otber circumstances this don't care for him ? But he is not with her hands clasped across her was just the moment which Rose would a man to whom anybody could ob- breast, and tears trembling upon her have chosen to be alone, and in which ject.”

eyelashes. Miss Margetts, being a the recollection of the scene just end- “ And he is rich, and fond of you, kind soul, was deeply touched when ed, the words which she had heard, the and not too old ? I fear - I fear, my she looked into the room and found looks that had been bent upon her, dear child, you have been very in- her so, and immediately went back to ought to have been enough to light up considerate. You would soon have her private parlor and scored an adthe dreariest place, and make her learned to love so good a man.' jective or two out of the letter she had unconscious of external pallor and “Oh, Miss Anne,” said Rose (for written - a letter to Rose's mother, vacancy. But although the warmest there were two sisters, and this was telling how startled she had been to sense of personal happiness which she the youngest), “don't say so, please find herself made unawares the conbad ever known in her life had come I never could if I should live a hun- fidant of the runaway, and begging upon the girl all unawares ere she

Mrs. Damerel to believe that it was came here, yet the circumstances were

“ You will not live a hundred years; no fault of hers, though she assured $0 strange, and the complication of but you might have tried. Girls are her in the same breath that every atfeeling so great, that all the light pliable ; or at least people think so; tention should be paid to Rose's health seemed to die out of the landscape perhaps my particular position in re- and comfort. Mrs. Damerel would when Edward left her.

spect to them makes me less sure of thus have been very soon relieved joy which had come to her so unex- this than most people are. But still, from her suspense, even if she had not pectedly gave a different aspect to all that is the common idea. You would I received the despairing little epistle

Her very

dred years.”

This very

sent to her by Rose. Of Rose's note, whom she loved, and not Mr. Incledon. trained from her cradle scarcely helped however, her mother took no immediate Poor fellow ! in his despair he thought her. The question was one to be de notice. She wrote to Miss Margetts, of deserting, of throwing up his appoint- cided for herself and by herself, and thanking her, and assuring her that ment and losing all his chances in by her for her alone. she was only too glad to think that life ; and all these wild thoughts And here is the question, dear her child was in such good hands. swayed upwards to a climax in the reader, as the girl had to decide it. But she did not write to Rose. No three days. He determined on the Self-denial is the rule of Christianity. one wrote to Rose ; she was left for last of these that he would bear it no It is the highest and noblest of duthree whole days without a word, for longer. He put a passionate letter in ties when exercised for a true end even Wodehouse did not venture to the post, and resolved to beard Mrs. “ Greater love hath no man than this, send the glowing epistles which he Damerel in the morning and have it that a man lay down his life for his wrote by the score, having an idea out.

friend." Thus it has the highest that an establishment for young ladies More curious still, and scarcely less sanction which any duty can have, is a kind of Castle Dangerous, in bewildering, was the strange trance of and it is the very life and breath and which such letters as his would nev- suspended existence in which Rose essence of Christianity. This being er be suffered to reach their proper spent these three days. It was but the rule, is there one special case exowner, and might prejudice her with two years since she had left Miss cepted in which you ought not to deny her jailers. These dreary days were Margetts', and some of her friends yourself? and is this case the individdreary enough for all of them — for the were there still. She was glad to ual one of Marriage ? Allowing that mother, who was not so perfectly meet them, as much as she could be in all other matters it is right to sac. assured of being right in her mode of glad of anything in her preoccupied rifice your own wishes, where by doing treatment as to be quite at ease on the state, but felt the strangest difference so you benefit others, is it right to subject; for the young lover, burning a difference which she was totally sacrifice your love and happiness in with impatience, and feeling every day | incapable of putting into words — be- order to please your friends, and make to be a year ; and for Rose herself, tween them and herself. Rose, with- a man nappy who loves you, but whom thus dropped into the stillness away out knowing it, had made a huge you do not love ? According to Mrs. from all that had excited and driven stride in life since she had left their Damerel this was so, and the sacrifice her desperate. To be delivered all at bare school-room. I dare say her edu- of a girl who made a loveless marriage once out of even trouble which is of cation might with much advantage for a good purpose was as noble as an exciting and stimulating character, have been carried on a great deal any other martyrdom for the benefit and buried in absolute quiet, is a longer than it was, and that her power of country or family or race. Gentle doubtful advantage in any case,

at of thinking might have increased, and reader, if you do not skip the stateleast to youth. Mr. Incledon bore the her mind been much improved, had ment of the question altogether

, you interval, not knowing all that was in- she been sent to college afterwards, as will probably decide it summarily and volved in it, with more calm than any boys are, and as some people think wonder at Rose's indecision. But bers of the others. He was quite amenable girls ought to be ; but though she had was no such easy way of dealing with to Mrs. Damerel's advice not to dis- not been to college, education of a the problem, which I agree with her turb the girl with letters. After all, totally different kind had been going in thinking is much harder than anywhat was a week to a man secure of on for Rose. She had made a step in thing in Euclid. She was not by any Rose's company for the rest of his life? life which carried her altogether be- means sure that this amount of self. He smiled a little at the refuge which yond the placid region in which the sacrifice was not a duty. Her heart her mother's care (he thought) had other girls lived and worked. She divined, her very intellect felt, withchosen for her — her former school ! was in the midst of problems which out penetrating, a fallacy somewhere and wondered how his poor little Euclid cannot touch, nor logic solve. in the argument; but still the arguRose liked it; but otherwise was per- She had to exercise choice in a matter ment was very potent and not to be fectly tranquil on the subject. As for concerning other lives as well as her got over. She was not sure that to poor young Wodehouse, he was to be

She had to decide unaided be- listen to Edward Wodehouse, and to seen about the railway station, every tween a true and a false moral duty, suffer even an unguarded reply

to drop train that arrived from London, and and to make up her mind which was from her lips, was not a sin. She was haunted the precincts of the White true and which was false. She had to far from being sure that in any case it House for news, and was as miserable discriminate in what point Inclination is safe or right to do what you like; as a young man in love and terrible ought to be considered a rule of con- and to do what you like in contradicuncertainty - with only ten days in duct, and in what points it ought to tion to your mother, to your engagewhich to satisfy himself about his be crushed as mere self-seeking; or ment, to your plighted word — what future life and happiness — could be. whether it should not always be could that be but a sin? She employed What wild thoughts went through his crushed, which was her mother's code; all her simple logic on the subject mind as he answered “yes” and “ or if it ought to have supreme weight, with little effect, for in strict logic she to his mother's talk, and dutifully which was her father's practice. This was bound over to marry Mr. Incledon, took walks with her, and called with is not the kind of training which youth and now more than ever her heart her upon her friends, hearing Rose's can get from schools, whether in Miss resolved against marrying Mr. Incleapproaching marriage everywhere Margetts' establishment for young don. talked of, and the " good luck” of

ladies, or even in learned Balliol. This question worked in her mind the rector's family remarked upon! Rose, who had been subjected to it, presenting itself in every possible His heart was tormented by all these felt, but could not tell why, as if she phase - now one side, now the other. conversations, yet it was better to were years and worlds removed from And she dared not consult any one hear them, than to be out of the way the school and its duties. She could near, and none of those who were inof hearing altogether. Gretna Green, scarcely help smiling at the elder girls terested in its solution took any notice if Gretna Green should be feasible, with their “deep " studies and their of her. She was left alone in unwas the only way he could think of, books, which were far more advanced broken stillness to judge for herself

, to get delivered from this terrible intellectually than Rose.

Oh, how to make her own conclusion. The complication; and then it haunted easy the hardest grammar was, the first day she was still occupied with him that Gretna Green had been difficulties of Goethe, or of Dante (or the novelty of her position, the done away with,” though he could even of Thucydides or Perseus, but fatigue and excitement of leaving not quite remember how. Ten days ! these she did not know), in compari- home, and of all that had occurred and then the China seas for three long son with this difficulty which tore her since. The second day she was still years; though Rose had not been able asunder! Even the moral and re- strangely moved by the difference be to conceal from him that he it was ligious truths in which she had been tween herself and her old friends, and



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