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THE VIRGINIANS. 



A TALE OF THE LAST CENTUBT. 



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SIR HENRY DAYISON 

CHIEF JUKTICB OF 3IAI)RA«, 

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AN AFFECTIONATE OLD FRIEND. 



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CONTENTS. 



1.- IX WRICB OKI OF TBI TIRGDflANS VISITS HOUI . , • • 1 

2.^15 WHICH HARBT BA9 TO PAT FOR BIS StTPEU • • • . 9 

3. — TBB ESMOXnS 15 TIBQIXIA • • 18 

4.~ia WBICH UABBT FIXDe A KEW RELATIVI • • • • • 24 

&— FAMILT JARS , • • • 29 

6.— THE VlROIMAltt BEQIV TO SBB TBE WORLD . • • • • 39 

7.— rBErARATlOKS FOR WAR i5 

$.—131 wniCB OEOBgE suffers FR0>I a C0\!U0N I;I:!FA.<E • . • 52 

9.— BosriTAUTica 57 

10.— A HOT AFTEBNOOX • • • 66 

11. — W11EBLI5 TUE TWO GEOBQU rUEPARE FOB BLOOD • • • 75 

12.— 5EWS FBOM TUE CAlIP • • • . 79 

13.— PROnTLESS QUEST • • • . 86 

14.— BABBT in EXOLAXD ' . . . . 93 

iJL— A SU5DAT AT CAHTLKWOOD 97 

11—15 WUICB OUMBO SUOWH SKILL WITH THE OLD E.NOLISU WLAPJi; . 104 

17. — o5 THE SCENT 112 

18. — A5 OLD bTORT 119 

19. — CUSTAI5I5U BOrU LOVI A5D LUcK •••••• 120 

20. — FACILIS DESCENSUS . . . • • • • • ..ISI 

21.— BAHABnAXS ; • . 141 

22.— 15 BOftPITAL ••••••••••• 148 

23— noLTDATS 150 

2L— FBOM OAKflOBST TO TU5BBID0B 162 

25^— 5EW ACQUAI5TA5CES 169 

ML— or waicB wi abb at a tbbt oreat duta50B from oakuubst . 176 

S7«— FLZBOM OPUS ALEB 186 

i WAT OF TBB WORLD 192 



CONTEXTS. 



OBAT. Tsan 

29.— IX WniCH HARRT CONTINUES TO ENJOT OTICM SIXE DIGSITATB , 193 

30.— C0KTAIK8 A LETTER TO TIRGIKIA 201 

SI.— THE BEAR A>'D THE LEADER 203 

82. — IK WHICH A FAMILT COACH IS OBDEBEO 21 ^ 

83.— CONTADTS A SOLILOQUY- BY HESTER 227 

84. — DC WHICH MR. WARRINGTOX TREATS THE COMPANY WITH TEA AND 

A BALL 2S3 

S5.^EKTAN'GL£MENT8 • .242 

36.— WHICH SEEMS TO MEAH MISCHIEf . • « , « • . 249 

87. — IX WHICH VARIOUS MATCHES ARE FOUGHT • • • • . 257 

38.— SAMPSON AND THE FHIUSTINSS ...••••• 2C2 

8P. — HARRT TO THE RESCUE . . . 270 

40. — ^Ur WHICH HARRY PAIS OFF AN OLD DEBT AND INCURS SOME 

NEW ONES . 276 

41. — RAEE's PROGRESS ••••. 2S5 

42. — F0RTUNATU3 NIMIUM 292 

43. — IN WHICH HARRY FUES HIGH 29S 

44.— CONTAINS WHAT MIGHT, PERHAPS, HAVE BEEN EXPECTED • . . S05 

45. — IN WHICH HARRY FINDS TWO UNCLES 314 

46. — CHAINS AND SLAVERY 319 

47.— VISITORS IN TROUBLE • • • • S30 

48. — AN APPARITION 330 

49. — FRIENDS IN NEED o40 

60.— CONTAINS A GREAT DEAL OF THE FINEST MOR.VLITY . ... 345 

51.— CON-TICUERE OMNES 353 

52.— INTENTIQUE ORA TENEBANT 363 

53.— WHERE WE REMAIN AT THE COURT EXD OF THE TOWN • , 369 

54. — DURING WHICH HARRY SITS SMOKING BIS PIPE AT HOIIB . . . 373 

55.— BETWEEN BROTHERS . • . • SSI 

56.— ARIADNE SS7 

57.— IN WHICH MR. HARRY'S NOSE CONTINUES TO BE PUT OUT OF JOINT 397 

58.— WHERE WE DO WHAT CATS MAY DO 401 

59.— IN WHICH WE ARE TREATED TO A PLAY 4 OS 

50. — ^WHICH TREATS OF MACBETH, A SUPPER, AND A PRETTY KETTLE OF 

FISH 413 

61. — ^Ur WHICH THE PRINCE MARCHES UP THB HILL AND DOWN AGAIN . 425 

62. — ^ARMA VIRUMQUK 430 

68.— MELPOMENE 444 



CONTEXTS. Tii 



CRAF. TACV 

64.~Iir WHICH BARHT UVE3 TO HOHT ANOTHSB BAT • • • . 455 

^— SOLDIEU'8 RETURN • • • 462 

65.— ui wnicB wi GO a couutixo ... . . • • 466 

67.— Cr WHICH ▲ TRAGEDY IS ACTED, AND TWO MORE ARE £EGUN . 472 

^K—ISI WHICH BARRT GOES WESTWAIiD 4 S3 

69.— A Lrm.B ihvocent 458 

70.— nr WHICH ccpid plats a considerarle part 409 

71.— WHITE FATOUBS 507 

72.— (rROM TBE WARRTKGTOX US.) IN WHICH UT LADT 18 ON THE TOP 

or THE LADDER 518 

7S.— WE KEEP CHRISTXAt AT CASTLEWOOD, 1759 518 

74. — NEWS FROH CANADA • • • • • 528 

75.— THE COURSE OF TRUE LOTE 535 

70L— INFORMS US HOW MR. WARRINGTON JUHrED INTO A L.\NDAU • . 542 

77. — AND HOW EVERT EODT GOT OUT AGAIN 547 

78.— PTRAXUS AND TBI8BI 555 

79.— OONTAININO BOTH COMEDT AND TRAGHDY 564 

80. — rocAHONTAt 570 

81.— RES ANGUSTA DOMX 577 

S2.— MILES*8 MOIDOBR . . • • • 5S5 

88.— TROCBLES AND CONSOLATIONS 587 

84.— IN WHICH HABRT SUBMITS TO THE COMMON LOT • • • • 599 

85u— INTBNI PORTUM C09 

86.— AT BOMB €17 

87.— THE LAST OF GOD SATE THE KINO 623 

(3. -YANKEE DOODLE COMES TO TO AX . • 604 

89— A COLONEL WITHOUT A REiilMriNT ..••••• C33 

M.— IN WHICH WE ROTO FIGHT AND r.T'?; -\-V\T • , • . . CI5 

91. — 9\m ruGXi • • • • • c:g 

91-UNDBB TINE AND f-.C-THCl • • • Co3 



THE VIRGINIANS. 



CHAPTER I. 

nr WDTICH OKE OF THE YIRQVSIASS VISITS HOVE* 

Ok the librarj wall of one of the most famous writers of America, 
there hang two crossed swords, which his relatives wore in the great 
War of Independence. The one sword was gallantly drawn in the 
•ervice of the king, the other was the weapon of a brave and honoured 
republican soldier. The possessor of the harmless trophy has earned for 
himself a name alike honoured in his ancestors' country, and his own, 
where genius such as his has always a peaceful welcome. 

The ensuing history reminds me of yonder swords in the historian's 
itndy at Boston. In the Revolutionary War, the subjects of this story, 
nativea of America, and children of the Old Dominion, found themselves 
engaged on different sides in the quarrel, coming together peaceably at 
its oonduaton, u brethren should, their love never having materiidly 
diminished, however angrily the contest divided them. The colonel in 
scarlet, and the general in blue and buff, hang side by side in the 
wainscoted parlour of the Warringtons, in England, where a descendant 
of one of the brothers has shown their portraits to mo, with many of the 
letters which they wrote, and the books and papers which belonged to 
them. In the Warrington family, and to distinguish them from othet 
personages of that respectable race, these clEgies have always gone by 
the Kame of *'The Virginians;" by which name their memoirs are 
christened. 

They both of them passed much time in Europe. They lived just on 
the verge of that Old World from which we are drifting away so swiftly. 
They were familiar with many varieties of men and fortune. Their lot 
brought them into contact with personages of whom we read only in 
books, who seem alive, as I read in the Virginians' letters regarding 
them, whose voioet I almost fancy I hear, as I read the yellow pages 
written scores of years since, blotted with the boyish tears of disap- 
pointed passion, dutifully despatched after famous balls and ceremonies 
•f th« gnad Old World, wribbled by oamp-fires, or out of ptuon*. uvs% 



THE VIRGINIANS. 



there is ono that has a bullet through it, and of which a greater portion 
of the text is blotted out with the blood of the bearer. 

These letters had probably never been preserved, but for the 
affectionate thrift of one person, to whom they never failed in their 
dutiful correspondence. Their mother kept all her sons* letters, from 
the very first, in which Henry, the younger of the twins, sends his love 
to his brother, then ill of a sprain at his grandfather's house of 
Castlewood, in Virginia, and thanks his grandpapa for a horse, which he 
rides with his tutor, down to the last, **from my beloved sod," which 
reached her but a few hours before her death. The venerable lady 
never visited Europe, save once with her parents in the reign of George 
the Second ; took refuge in Richmond when the house of Castlewood 
was burned down during the war; and was caUed Madam Esmond 
ever after that event; never caring much for the name or family of 
Warrington, which she held in yery alight estimation as compared to 
her own. 

The letters of the Virginians, as the reader will presently see, from 
specimens to be shown to him, are by no means full. They are hints 
rather than descriptions — ^indioations and outlines chiefly : it may be, 
that the present writer has mistaken the forms, and filled in the colour 
wrongly : but, poring over the documents, I have tried to imagine the 
situation of the writer, where he was, and by what persons surrounded. 
I have drawn the figures as I fancied they were ; set down conversations 
as I think I might have heard them ; and so, to the best of my ability, 
endeavoured to revivify the bygone times and people. With what 
success the task has been accomplished, with what profit or amusement 
to himself, the kind reader will please to determine. 

Onb summer morning in the year 1756, and in the reign of his 
Majesty King George the Second, the Young Hachel, Virginian ship, 
Edward Franks, master, came up the Avon river on her happy return 
from her annual voyage to the Potomac. She proceeded to Bristol with 
the tide, and moored in the stream as near as possible to Trail's wharf, 
to which she was consigned. Mr. Trail, her part owner, who could 
survey his ship from his counting-house windows, straightway took boat 
and came up her side. The owner of the Young Rachel, a large grave 
man in his own hair, and of a demure aspect, gave the hand of welcome 
to Captain Franks, who stood on his deck, and congratulated the captain 
upon the speedy and fortunate voyage which he had made. And, 
remarking that we ought to be thankful to Heaven for its mercies, he 
proceeded presently to business by asking particulars relative to cargo 
and passengers. 

Franks was a pleasant man, who loved a joke. " We have," says he, 
** bat yonder ugly negro boy, who is fetching the trunks, and a passenger 
who has the state cabin to himself." 

Mr. Trail looked as if he would have pieferred more mercies from 
Heaven. *< Confound you, Franks, and ycur luck I The Duke William, 



THE YIBGI5IANS. 



which etae i& kst week, brought fourteen, and she ie not half of our 
tooaage. 

''And thii passenger, who has the whole cabin, don't pay notbin'," 
•QBtimMd tho Captain. " Swear now, it will do you go^, Mr. Trail, 
iadeed it wilL I hare tried the medicine." 

'* A paaaenger take the whole cabin and not pay P Gracious mercy,. 
■re yon a fool, Captain Franks P" 

''Ask the passenger himself, for here he oomes." And, as the master 
wpcke^ a yonng man of some nineteen years of age, came up the 
halfway. He had a cloak and a sword under his arm, and was dressed 
in deep mouming, and called out, '* Gumbo, you idiot, why don't you 
fetch tho baggage out of the cabin ? Well, shipmate, our journey is 
ended. Tou will see all the little folks to-night whom you have been 
talking about Giro my love to Polly, and Betty, and little Tommy ; 
■ot forgettiDg my duty to Mrs. Franks. I thought, yesterday, the 
royage would ncTer be done, and now I am almost sorry it is over. 
That little berth in my cabin looks Tcry comfortable now I am going to 
UaTe it" 

Mr. Trail scowled at the young passenger who had paid no money for 
bia passage. He scarcely noidded his head to the stranger, when Captain 
Fnmks said, ** This here gentleman is Mr. Trail, sir, whose name you 
haTe a-heerd of." 

** It's prttty well known in Bristol, sir," says Mr. Trail, majestioally. 

**And this is Mr. Warrington, Madam Esmond Warrington's son, of 
Cbstlewood," continued the Captain. 

The British merchant's hat was instantly off his head, and the owner 
ti the beaTcr was making a prodigious number of bows as if a crown- 
prisoe were before him. 

'^Gradous powers, Mr. Warrington! This is a delight, indeed I 
What a crowning mercy that your Toyage should hare been so pros- 
fttovM ! Tou must have my boat to go on shore. Let me cordially and 
lespcctfully welcome you to England : let me shake your hand as the 
■Q of my benefsctress and patroness, Mrs. Esmond Warrington, whose 
Mms is known and honoured on Bristol 'Change, I warrant you. Isn't 
il. Franks?' 

••There's no sweeter tobacco comes from Virginia, and no better 
btaad than the Three Castles," says Mr. Franks, drawing a great brass 
Iriiaceo-box from his pocket, and thrusting a quid into his jolly mouth. 
" You don't know what a comfort it it, sir ; you*ll take to it, bless you, 
■ you grow older. Won't he, Mr. Trail P I wish you had ten ship- 
loads of it instead of one. You might have ten ship-loads : I've told 
Hadam Esmond so ; I've rode over her plantation ; she treats me like a 
■nl when I go to the house ; she don't grudge me the best of wine, or 
Bstp me aooling.my heels in the counting-room as some folks does" 
[with a look at Mr. Trail). " She is a real bom Lady, she is ; and 
irifhft haire a thousand hogiheads as easy as her hundreds, if there were 
MhaadaMNigh." 



THE VIBGINIANS. 



« I have lately engaged in the Guinea trade, and ooold supply her 
ladyship with any numher of healthy young negroes hefore next faU," 
said Mr. Trail obsequiously. 

'*We are averse to the purchase of negroes horn Africa," said the 
joong gentleman, coldly. '* My grandfather and my mother haye 
always objected to it, and I do not like to think of selling or buying the 
poor wretches. 

'*It is for their good, my dear young sir I for their temporal and 
their spiritual good!'' cried Mr. Trail. **And we purchase the poor 
creatures only for their benefit; let me talk this matter oyer with 
yon at my own house. I can introduce you to a happy home, a 
Christian family, and a British merchant's honest fare. Can't I, 
Captain Franks ?" 

<< Can't say," growled the Captain. ** Never asked me to take bite or 
sup at your table. Asked me to psalm-singing once, and to hear 
Mr. Ward preach : don't care for them sort of entertainments." 

Not choosing to take any notice of this remark, Mr. Trail continued in 
his low tone : *^ Business is business, my dear young sir, and I know, 
'tis only my duty, the duty of all of us, to cultivate the fruits of the 
earth in their season, as the heir of Lady Esmond's estate ; for I speak, 
I believe, to the heir of that great property ?" 

The young gentleman made a bow. 

** I would urge upon you, at the very earliest moment, the propriety, 
the duty of increasing the ample means with which Heaven has blessed 
you. As an honest factor, I could not do otherwise ; as a prudent man, 
should I scruple to speak of what will tend to your profit and mine ? 
No, my dear Mr. George." 

'* My name is not George ; my name is Henry," said the young man 
as he turned his head away, and his eyes filled with tears. 

*' Gracious powers ! what do you mean, sir ? Did you not say 
you were my lady's heir? and is not George Esmond Warrington, 
Esq. " 

"Hold your tongue, you fool!" cried Mr. Franks, striking the 
merchant a tough blow on his sleek sides, as the young lad turned away. 
'' Don't you see the young gentleman a-swabbing his eyes, and note his 
black clothes?" 

" What do you mean. Captain Franks, by laying your hand on your 
owners? Mr. Greorge is the heir; I know the Colonel's will well 
enough." 

'* Mr. George is there," said the Captain, pointing with his thumb to 
the deck. 

" Where ?" cries the factor. 

<*Mr. George is there!" reiterated the Captain, again lifting up his 
finger towards the top-mast, or the sky beyond. <* He is dead a year, 
sir, come next 9th of July. He would go out with General Braddock 
on that dreadful business to the Belle Riviere. He and a thousand 
more never came back again. Every man of them was murdered as he 



THE VIEGINIAN8. 



IdL Toa know the Indian way, Mr. Trail f " And here the Captain 
paaied his hand rapidlj ronnd his head. << Horrible I ain't it, sir P 
horrible ! He was a fine yoong man, the yery picture of this one ; only 
his hair was black, which is now hanging in a bloody Indian 
wigwam. He was often and often on board of the Young Eachel, and 
Would have his chest of books broke open on deck before they was 
hmded. He was a shy and silent young gent : not like this one, which 
was the merriest, wildest young fellow, fiUl of his songs and fun. He 
took on dreadful at the news ; went to hb bed, had that fever which 
lays so many of 'em by the heels along that swampy Potomac, but he's 
got better on the voyage : the voyage makes every one better ; and, in 
•onrse, the young genUeman can't be for ever a-crying after a brother 
who dies and leaves him a great fortune. Ever since we sighted 
Ireland, he has been quite gay and happy, only he would go off at times, 
when he was most merry, saying, * I wish my dearest Georgy could 
CDJoy this here sight along with me,' and when you mentioned the 
t'other's name, you see, he couldn*t stand it." And the honest Captain's 
own eyes filled with tears, as he turned and looked towards the object of 
his compassion. 

Mr. Trail assumed a lugubrious oountenance befitting the tragio 
compliment with which he prepared to greet the young Virginian ; but 
the latter answered him very curtly, declined his offers of hospitality, 
and only stayed in Mr. Trail's house long enough to drink a glass of 
wine and to take up a sum of money of which he stood in need. But 
he and Captain Franks parted on the very warmest terms, and all the 
little crew of the Toung Rachel cheered from the ship's side as their 
passenger left it 

Again and again Harry Warrington and his brother had pored over 
the Knglish map, and determined upon the course which they should 
take upon arriving at Home. All Americans who love the old country 
— and what gently-nurtured man or woman of Anglo-Saxon race does 
not 'i — have ere this rehearsed their English travels, and visited in fancy 
the spots with which their hopes, their parents' fond stories, their 
friends' descriptions, have rendered them familiar. There are few 
thinirs to me more affecting in the history of the quarrel which divided 
the two great nations than the recurrence of that word Hume, as used 
by the younger towards the elder country. Harry Warrinpfton had his 
chart laid out. Before I/ondon, and its glorious temples of St. Paul's 
and St. Peter's, its grim Tower, where the brave and loyal had shed 
their blood, from Wallace down top Balmcrino and Kilmarnock, pitied by 
gentle hearts; — before the awful window at Whitehall, whence the 
martyr Charles had issued to kneel once more, and then ascend to 
Heaven ; — before Playhouses, Parks, and Palaces, wondrous resorts of 
wit, pleasure, and splendour ; — before Shakspeare's llesting- place under 
the tall spire which rises by Avon, amidst the sweet Warwickshire 
pMtarea ;— before Derby, and Falkirk, and Culloden, where the cause of 
iMBonr and loyalty had fallen, it might be to rise no more *.— \xto« i2iX 



THE TIBGINIANS. 



these points in their pilgrimage there was one irhich the young 'Vit' 
ginian brothers held even more aeored, and that was the home of their 
family, — ^that old Castlewood in Hampshire, about whioh their psrenta 
had talked so fondly. From Bristol to Bath, from Bath to Salisbury, to 
Winchester, to Hexton, to Home ; they knew the way, and had mapped 
the journey many and many a time. 

We must fancy our American traveUer to be a handsome young 
fellow, whose suit of sables only made him look the more interesting. 
The plump landlady from her bar, surrounded by her china and punch- 
bowls, and stout gUded bottles of strong waters, and glittering rows oC 
silver flagons, looked kindly after the yoimg gentleman as he passed 
through the inn-hall frt>m his post-chaise, and the obsequious chamber* 
lain bowed him up-stairs to the Rose or the Dolphin. The trim 
chambermaid dropped her best curtsey for his fee, and Gumbo, in the 
inn-kitchen, where the townsfolk drank their mug of ale by the great 
fire, bragged of his young master's splendid house in Virginia, and of 
the immense wealth to which he was heir. The post-chaise whirled the 
trayeller through the most delightful home-scenery his eyes had eT» 
lighted on. If English landscape is pleasant to the American of the 
present day, who most needs contrast the rich woods and glowing 
pastures, and picturesque ancient villages of the old country, with the 
rough aspect of his own, how much pleasanter must Harry Warrington's 
course have been, whose journeys had lain through swamps and forest 
solitudes from one Virginian ordinary to another log- house at the end 
of the day's route, and who now lighted suddenly upon the busy, happy, 
splendid scene of English summer? And the high road, a hundred 
years ago, was not that grass-grown desert of the present time. It was 
alive with constant travel and traffic: the country towns and inns 
swarmed vnth life and gaiety. The ponderous waggon, with its bells 
and plodding team ; the light post-coach that achieved the journey from 
the White Hart, Salisbury, to the Swan with Two Necks, London, in 
two days ; the strings of pack-horses that had not yet left the road ; my 
lord's gilt post-chaise and six, with the outriders galloping on a-head ; 
the countiy squire*s great ooach and heavy Flanders mares; the 
farmers trotting to market, or the parson jolting to the cathedral town 
on Dumpling, his wife behind on the pillion — all these crowding sights 
and brisk people greeted the young traveller on his summer journey. 
Hodge, the farmer's boy, took off his hat, and Polly, the milkmaid, 
bobbed a curtsey, as the chaise whirled over the pleasant villnge-green, 
and the white-headed children lifted* their chubby faces and cheered. 
The church spires glistened with gold, the cottage gables glared in sun- 
shine, the great elms murmured in summer, or oast purple shadows 
over the grass. Young Warrington never had such a glorious day, or 
witnessed a scene so delightful. To be nineteen years of age, with high 
health, high spirits, and a full purse, to be making your first journey, 
and rolling through the country in a post-chaise at nine miles an hour 
— O happy youth I almost it makes one young to think of him I But 



THE TIRGiyiANS. 



Hany wis too eager to give more than a passing glance at the Abbey at 
Bath, or gaze with more than a moment's wonder at the mighty minster 
at Satisbary. Until he beheld Home it seemed to him he had no eyes 
lor any other place. 

At last the young gentleman's post-chaise drew up at the mstio inn 
OB Castlewood Green, of which his grand sire had many a time talked to 
him, and which bears as its ensign, swinging from an elm near the inn 
porch, the Three Castles of the Esmond family. They had a sign, too^ 
oTer the gateway of Castlewood Honse, bearing the same cognizance. 
Thia was the hatchment of Francis, Lord Castlewood, who now lay in 
the chapel hard by, his son reigning in his stead. 

Harry Warrington had often heard of Francis, Lord Castlewood. It 
was for Frank's sake, and for his great love towards the boy, that 
Cdonel Esmond determined to forego his claim to the English estates 
and rank of his fiEimily, and retired to Virginia. The young man had 
led a wild youth ; he had fought with distinction under Marlborough ; 
ha had married a foreign lady, and most lamentably adopted her 
idigion. At one time he had been a Jacobite (for loyalty to the 
Mnrereign was ever hereditary in the Esmond family), but had received 
some slight or injury from the Prince, which had caused him to rally to 
King George's lide. He had, on his second marriage, renounced the 
crrora of Popery which he had temporarily embraced, and returned to 
the Eatablished Church again. He had, from his constant support of 
the King and the Minister of the time being, been rewarded by his 
Majesty George II., and died an English peer. An earl's coronet now 
figured on the hatohmmit which hung over Castlewood gate — and there 
was an end of the jolly gentleman. Between Colonel Esmond, who had 
become his step-father and his lordship there had ever been a brief but 
aiectioDate eorreapondence — on the Colonel's part especially, who loved 
his stq>-ton, and had a hundred stories to tell about him to his grand- 
diildren. Madam Esmond, however, said she could see nothing in her 
half-brother. He was dull, except when he drank too much wine, apd 
that, to be sure, was every day at dinner. Then he was boisterous, and 
his conversation not pleasant. He was good-looking — yes— a Ene tall 
stout animal ; she had rather her boys should follow a dififerent model. 
In spite of the grandfather's encomium of the late lord, the boys had no 
very great respect for their kinsman's memory. The lads and their 
mother were staneh Jacobites, though having every respect fur his 
present Majesty; but right was right, and nothing could make their 
hearts swerve from their allegiance to the descendants of the martyr 
Charles. 

With a beating heart Harry Warrington walked from the inn towards 
the bouse whste his grandsire's youth had been passed. The little 
village-green of Castlewood slopes down towards the river, which is 
■p«*«^ by an old bridge of a single broad areh^ and from this the 
giemd rises gndaally towards the house, grey with many gabUa aud. 
and bnoked by a darkling wood. An old man aatA a.t \^« 



THE TIKGINIAXS. 



wicket on a 8tone bench in front of the great arched entranee to the 
honse, over which the earl's hatchment was hanging. An old dog Waa 
crouched at the man's feet. Immediatelj abeye the ancient sentry at 
the gate was an open casement with some homely flowers in the window, 
from behind which good-humoured girls' faces were peeping. They 
were watching the young traveller dressed in black as he walked up 
gazing towards the castle, and the ebony attendant who followed the 
gentleman's steps, also accoutred in mourning. So was he at the gate in 
mourning, and the girls when they oame out had black ribbons. 

To Harry's surprise, the old man accosted him by his name. *' Yon 
have had a nice ride to Hexton, Master Harry, and the sorrel carried you 
well." 

*< I think you must be Lockwood," said Harry, with rather a tremu- 
lous Toice, holding out his hand to the old man. His grandfather had 
often told him of Lockwood, and how he had accompanied the Colonel 
and the young Viscount in Marlborough's wars forty years ago. The 
Teteran seemed puzzled by the mark of affection whidi Harry extended 
to him. The old dog gazed at the new comer, and then went and pot 
his head between his knees. " I have heard of you often. How did you 
know my name ? " 

'* They say I forget most things," says the old man, with a smile ; 
*' but I ain't so bad as that quite. Only this momin', when you went 
out, my darter says, ' Father, do you know why you have a black coat 
on ? ' * In course I know why I have a black coat,' says I. * My lord 
is dead. They say 'twas a foul blow, and Master Frank is my lord now, 
and Master Harry ' — why what have you done since you went out this 
morning? Why you have a grow'd taller and changed your hair — 
though I know— I know you." 

One of the young women had tripped out by this tinxe from the 
porter's lodge, and dropped the stranger a pretty curtsey. *^ Grand- 
father sometimes does not recollect very well," she said, pointing to her 
head. " Your honour seems to have heard of Lockwood ? " 

«* And you, have you never heard of Ck>lonel Francis Esmond ? " 

« He was Captain and Major in Webb's Foot, and I was with him in 
two campaigns, sure enough," cries Lockwood. " Wasn't I, Ponto?" 

'* The Colonel as married Viscountess Rachel, my late lord's mother P 
and went to live amongst the Indians ? We have heard of him. Sure 
we have his picture in our gallery, and hisself painted it." 

" Went to live in Virginia, and died there seven years ago, and I am 
his grandson." 

" Lord, your honour! Why your honour's skin's as white as mine,'* 
cries Molly. <' Grandfather, do you hear this ? His honour is Colonel 
Esmond's grandson that used to send you tobacco, and his honour have 
come all the way from Virginia." 

*< To see you, Lockwood," says the young man, '* and the family. I 
only set foot on English ground yesterday, and my first visit is for 
home. I may see the house, though the family are from home?" 



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Holly dand to mj Mn. Barker would let his honour see the house, and 
Harry Warrington made his way across the court, seeming to know the 
place as weU as if he had been bom there, Miss Molly thought, who 
followed, accompanied by Mr. Gumbo making her a profusion of polite 
bows and speeches. 



CHAPTEE II. 

ly WHICH HARRT HAS TO PAT FOR HIS SUPPER. 

CoLOKBL Esxokd's graudsou rang for a while at his ancestor's house 
of Castlewood, before any one within seemed inclined to notice his 
summons. The senrant, who at length issued from the door, seemed to 
be Tcry little affbcted by the announcement that the yisitor was a rela- 
tion of the fiunily. The family was away, and in their absence John 
eared Tery little for their relatives, but was eager to get back to his game 
at cords with Thomas in the window-seat. The housekeeper was busy 
getting ready for my lord and my lady, who were expected tiiat evening. 
Only by strong entreaties could Harry gain leave to see my lady's 
sitting-room and the picture-room, where, sure enough, was a portrait of 
his grandfiither in periwig and breastplate, the counterpart of their 
picture in Virginia, and a likeness of his grandmother, as Lady Castle- 
wood, in a yet earlier habit of Charles II. 's time ; her neck bare, her 
fur golden hair waving over her shoulders in ringlets which he remem- 
bered to have seen snowy white. From the contemplation of these sights 
the sulky housekeeper drove him. Her family was about to arrive. 
There was my lady the countess, and my lord and his brother, and the 
young ladies and the Baroness, who was to have the state bedroom. 
Who was the Baroness ? The Baroness Bernstein, the young ladies' 
aunt. Harry wrote down his name on a paper from his own pocket-book, 
and laid it on a table in the hall. ** Henry Esmond Warrington, of 
Castlewood in Virginia, arrived in England yesterday — staying at the 
Three Castles in the village." The lackeys rose up from their cards to 
open the door to him, in order to get their " vails," and Gumbo quitted 
the bench at the gate, where he had been talking with old Lockwood, 
the porter, who took Harry's guinea, hardly knowing the meaning of the 
gift. During the visit to the home of his fathers, Harry had only seen 
little Polly's countenance that was the least unscliish or kindly; he 
walked away, not caring to own how disappointed he was, and what a 
damp had been struck upon him by the aspect of the place. They 
ought to have known him. Had any of them ridden up to his house in 
Virginia, whether the master were present or absent, the guests would 
hsn been made welcome, and, in sight of his ancestors' hall, he had to 
fi and aak for a dish of bacon and eggs at a country alehouse ! 

After his dinner, he went to the bridge and sate on % \Qo\Qa|( 



10 THE VIBGIXIAKS. 



towards the old hoasey behind which the Bon was descending as the 
rooks came cawing home to their nests in the elms. His young fSaney 
pictured to itself many of the ancestors of whom his mother and grand- 
sire had told him. He femoied knights and huntsmen crossing the ford ; 
-^cavaliers of King Charles's days ; my Lord Castlewood, his grand- 
mother's first husband, riding out with hawk and hound. The recollec- 
tion of his dearest lost brother came back to him as he indulged in 
these reveries, and smote him with a pang of exceeding tenderness and 
longing, insomuch that the young man hung his head and felt his 
sorrow renewed for the dear friend and companion with whom, until 
of late, all his pleasures and griefs had been shared. As he sate 
plunged in his own thoughts, which were mingled up with the 
mechanical dinking of the blacksmith's forge hard by, the noises of the 
evening, the talk of the rooks, and the calling of the birds round about 
— a couple of young men on horseback dashed oyer the bridge. One of 
them, with an oath, called him a fool, and told him to keep out of the 
way — the other, who fancied he might have jostled the foot-passenger, 
and possibly might have sent him over the parapet, pushed on more 
quickly when he reached the other side of the water, calling likewise to 
Tom to come on ; and the pair of young gentlemen were up the hill on 
their way to the house before Harry had recovered himself from his 
surprise at their appearance, and wrath at their behaviour. In a 
minute or two, this advanced guard was followed by two livery servants 
on horseback, who scowled at the young traveller on the bridge a true 
British welcome of Curse you, who are you ? After these in a minute or 
two, came a coach-and-six, a ponderous vehicle having need of the horses 
which drew it, and containing three ladies, a couple of maids, and an 
armed man on a seat behind the carriage. Three handsome pale faces 
looked out at Harry Warrington as the carriage passed over the bridge, 
and did not return the salute which, recognising the family arms, he 
gave it. The gentleman behind the carriage glared at him haughtily. 
Harry felt terribly alone. He thought he would go back to Captain 
Franks. The Rachel and her little tossing cabin seemed a cheery spot 
in comparison to that on which he stood. The inn folks did not know 
his name of Warrington. They told him that was my lady in the coach, 
with her step-danghter, my Lady Maria, and her daughter, my Lady 
Fanny; and the young gentleman in the grey frock was Mr. William, 
and he with powder on the chestnut was my lord. It was the latter had 
sworn the loudest^ and called him a fool; and it was the grey frock 
which had nearly galloped Harry into the ditch. 

The landlord of the Three Castles had shown Harry a bed-chamber, 
but he had refused to have his portmanteaux unpacked, thinking that, 
for a certainty, the folks of the great house would invite him to theirs. 
One, two, three hours passed, and there came no invitation. Harry was 
fain to have his trunks open at last, and to call for his slippers and gown, 
Just before dark, about two hours after the arrival of the first oarriage, 
a second chariot with four horses had passed over the bridge, and a stout, 



THE TIRGINIAK8. 11 



high-odoimd lady, with a yeiy dark pair of eyes, had looked hard at 
Mr. Wainngton. That was the Baroness Bernstein, the landlady said, 
my lord*s annt, and Harry rememhered the first Lady Castlewood had 
eosie of a German family. Earl, and ooontess, and haroness, and 
postilioni, and gentlemen, and horses, had all disappeared hehind the 
«astle gata, and Harry was fain to go to hed at last, in the most melan- 
choly mood and with a emel sense of neglect and loneliness in his young 
heart. He conld not sleep, and, hesides, ere long, heard a prodigious 
■oiie, and ooraing, and giggling, and screaming from my landhtdy's har, 
vhieh would have serred to keep him awake. 

Then Gumbo's Toioe was heard without, remonstrating, << You cannot 
go in, ear — my master asleep, sar I " but a shrill voice, with many oaths, 
which Harry Warrington recognised, cursed Gumbo for a stupid, negro 
woolly pate, and he was pushed aside, giving entrance to a flood of oaths 
into the room, and a young gentleman behind them. 

'* Beg your pardon. Cousin Warrington," cried the young blasphemer, 
^ are you asleep ? Beg your pardon for riding you oyer on the bridge. 
Didn't know you— «mrse shouldn't have done it — ^thought it was a lawyer 
with a writ — dressed in black, you know. Ghid I thought it was Nathan 
oosB* to nab me." And Mr. William laughed incoherently. It was 
•Tident that ha was excited with liquor. 

** Yon did me great honour to mistake me for a sheriff's of&cer, 
cousin," says Harry, with great gravity, sitting up in his tall nightcap. 

** Gad I I thought it was Nathan, and was going to send you souse 
inlo the river. But I ask your pardon. You see I had been drinking at 
Iha Bell at Hexton, and the punch is good at the Bell at Hexton. 
Hnllo ! you, Davis I a bowl of punch ; d'you hear ? " 

" I have had my share for to-night, cousin, and I should think you 
hftve," Harry continues, always in the dignified stjle. 

•* You want me to go, Cousin What's-your-name, I see," Mr. William 
said, with gravity. ** You want me to go, and they want mo to come, 
and I didn't want to come. I said, Td see him hanged first,— that's 
what I said. Why should I trouble myself to come down all alone of 
an evening, and look after a fellow I don't care a pin for ? Zaokly what 
I said. Zackly what Castlewood said. Why the devil should he go 
down ? Castlewood says, and so said my lady, but the Baroness would 
hftve you. It's all the Baroness's doing, and if she says a thing it must 
ba done ; so you must just get up and come." Mr. Esmond delivered 
tiMse wotds with the most amiable rapidity and indistinctness, running 
them into one another, and tacking about the room as he spoke. But the 
yoong Virginian was in great wrath. " I tell you what, cousin," ho 
cried, " I won't move for the Countess, or for the Baroness, or for all the 
cooains in Castlewood." And when the landlord entered the chamber 
with the bowl of punch, which Mr. Esmond had ordered, the young 
i in bed oUled out fiercely to the host, to turn that sot out of 



loom* 

'8oly yon Httla tobicwnist ! Sot, you Cherokee!** leteisni ou^ Hbt« 



12 THE VntGINIANS. 



William, "jump oat of bed, and FH drive my sword through your 
body. Why didn't I do it to-day when I took you for a bailiff-^ oon- 
founded pettifogging bum-bailiff! " And he went on Boreeohing more 
oaths and incoherenoes, until the landlord, the drawer, the hostler, and 
all the folks of the kitdien were brought to lead him away. After whidi 
Harry Warrington dosed his tent round him in sulky wrath, and, no 
doubt, finally went fast to sleep. 

My landlord was very much more obsequious on the next morning 
when he met his young guest, haying now fully learned his name and 
quality. Other messengers had oome from the oasUe on the preyioua 
night to bring both the young gentlemen home, and poor Mr. William^ 
it appeared, had returned in a wheelbarrow, being not altogether unao- 
customed to that mode of oonTeyance. ** He never remembers nothin' 
about it the next day. He is of a real kind nature, Mr. William," the 
landlord vowed, " and the men get crowns and half-orowns from him by 
sayiug that he beat them overnight when he was in liquor. He's the 
devil when he's tipsy, Mr. William, but when he is sober he is the very 
kindest of young gentlemen." 

As nothing is unknown to writers of biographies of the present kind, 
it may be as well to state what had occurred within the walls of Castle- 
wood House, whilst Harry Warrington was without, awaiting some token 
of recognition from his kinsmen. On their arrival at home the family 
had found the paper on which the lad's name was inscribed, and his 
appearance occasioned a little domestic oouncil. My Lord Castlewood 
supposed that must have been the young gentleman whom they had 
seen on the bridge, and as they had not drowned him they must invite 
him. Let a man go down with the proper messages, let a servant carry 
a note. Lady Fanny thought it would be more civil if one of the 
brothers would go to their kinsman, especially considering the original 
greeting which they had given. Lord Castlewood had not the slightest 
objection to his brother William going — yes, William should go. Upon 
this Mr. William said (with a yet stronger expression) that he would 
be hanged if he would go. Lady Maria thought the young gentleman 
whom they had remarked at the bridge was a pretty fellow enough* 
Castlewood is dreadfully dull, I am sure neither of my brothers do any- 
thing to make it amusing. He may be vulgar — no doubt, ho is vulgar 
^but let us see the American. Such was Lady Maria's opinion. Lady 
Castlewood was neither for inviting nor for refusing him, but for delaying. 
" Wait till your Aunt comes, children ; perhaps the Baroness won't like 
to see the young man ; at least, let us consult her before we ask him.'' 
And so the hospitality to be offered by his nearest kinsfolk to poor Harry 
Warrington remained yet in abeyance. 

At length the equipage of the Baroness Bernstein made its appearance, 
and whatever doubt there might be as to the reception of the Virginian 
stranger, there was no lack of enthusiasm in this generous family 
regarding their wealthy and powerful kinswoman. The state-chamb^ 



THE YIBGINIANS. 13 



luid almdy been prepared for her. The oook had arrived the previous 
day with iiutnictions to get ready a supper for her such as her ladyship 
liked. The table sparkled with old plate, and was set in the oak diuing- 
vooB with the pictures of the family round the walls. There was the 
late Tiieoimty his father, his mother, his sister — these two lovely pictures. 
There was his predecessor by Yandyck, and his Viscountess. There was 
Colonel Esmond, their relative in Virginia, about whose grandson the 
ladies and gentlemen of the Esmond family showed such a very moderate 
degree of sympathy. 

The feast set before their aunt, the Baroness, was a very good one, and 
hn ladjTship enjoyed it. The supper occupied an hour or two, during 
vhich the whole Castlewood family were most attentive to their guest. 
The Countess pressed all the good dishes upon her, of which she freely 
partook : the butler no sooner saw her glass empty than he filled it with 
efaampagne : the young folks and their mother kept up the conversation, 
sot so much by talking, as by listening appropriately to their friend. 
She was full of spirits and humour. She seemed to know everybody in 
Europe, and about those everybodies the wickedest stories. The Ck>untess 
of Castlewood, ordinarily a very demure, severe woman, and a stickler 
for the proprieties, smil^ at the very worst of these anecdotes ; the girls 
looked at one another and laughed at the maternal signal; the boys 
giggled and roared with especial delight at their sisters' confusion. 
They also partook freely of the wine which the butler handed round, nor 
did they, or their guest, disdain the bowl of smoking punch, which was 
laid on the table after the supper. Many and many a night, the 
Baroness said, she had drunk at that table by her father's side. 
**That was his place," she pointed to the place where the Countess 
now sat. She saw none of the old plate. That was all melted to pay his 
gambling debts. She hoped. Young gentlemen, that t/ou don't play. 

•* Never, on my word," says Castlewood. 

" Xever, 'pon honour," says Will — winking at his brother. 

The Baroness was very glad to hear they were such good boys. Jler 
(see grew redder with the punch ; and she became voluble, mi^ht liave 
bvt n thou;^ht coarse, but that times were different, and those critics were 
inclined to be especially favourable. 

She talked to the boys about their father, their grandfather— otiicr 
men and women of the house. ** The only man of the family was that" 
she said, pointing (with an arm that was yet beautifully round and white) 
towards the picture of the military gentleman in the red coat and cuirass, 
and great black periwig. 

** The Virginian ? What is he good for ? I always thought he was 
good for nothing but to cultivate tobacco and my grandmother," says ngr 
lord, laughing. 

She struck her hand upon the table "^ith an energy that made the 
glisscs danoe. " I say he was the best of you all. There never was one 
of the male Esmonds that had more brains than a goose, except him. 
fie wae sot fit iSvr thii wicked, selfish, old world of ouit, and U« n^ 



14 THE vntGnviAiis. 



right to go and live oat of it. Where would your fiither hate beoiy young 
people, but for him P " 

'< Was he particularly kind to onr papa P " says Lady Maria. 

'*01d stories, my dear Maria I" cries the Coantees. I am aim 
my dear Earl was yery kind to him in gmng him that great estate in 
Virginia." 

** Since his brother's death, the lad who has been here to-day is heir 
to that. Mr. Draper told me so ! Peste ! I don't know why my htiat 
gave up such a property." 

<' Who has been here to-day P " asked the Baroness, highly excited. 

'< Harry Esmond Warrington, of Virginia," my Lord answered : **% 
lad whom Will nearly pitched into the riyer, and whom I pressed my 
Lady the Countess to inyite to stay here." 

" You mean that one of the Virginian boys has been to Castltwood^ 
and has not been asked to stay here P " 

<< There is but one of them, my dear ereatore," intezposea the £axL 
" The other, you know, has just been—" 

'' For shame, for shame ! " 

"0 ! it ain't pleasant, I oonfess, to be so '* 

« Do you mean that a grandson of Henry Esmond, the master of this 
house, has been here, and none of you haye offered him hospitality P " 

'* Since we didn't know it, and he is staying at the Castles P " inter- 
poses Will. 

" That he is staying at the Inn, and you are sitting there ! " cries the 
old lady. " This is too bad— call somebody to me. Get me my hood — 
I'll go to the boy mvself. Come with me this instant, my Loid Castie- 
wood." 

The young man rose up, evidently in wrath. <' Madame the Baroness 
of Bernstein," he said, *' your ladyship is welcome to go ; but as for 
me, I don't choose to have such words as ' shameful ' applied to my 
conduct. I wonH go and fetch the young gentleman from Virginia, and 
I propose to sit here and finish this bowl of punch. Eugene ! Don't 
Eugene me, Madam. I know her ladyship has a great deal of money, 
which you are desirous should remain in our amiable family. You want 
it more than I do. Cringe for it— I won't" And he sanJc back in hia 
ehair. 

The Baroness looked at the family, who held their heads down, and 
then at my Lord, but this time without any dislike. She leaned over 
to him and said rapidly in German, '* I had unright when I said the 
Colonel was the only man of the family. Thou canst, if thou wiliest, 
Eugene." To which remark my Lord only bowed. 

'* If you do not wish an old woman to go out at tiiis hour of the nighty 
let William, at least, go and fetch his cousin," said the Baroness. 

" The very thing I proposed \o him." 

"And so did we— and so did we I" eried the daughters in a 
breath. 

** I am sure, I only wanted the dear Baronesa's consent 1 " said their 



THE VtEGIKIAKS. IS 



^* oad shall be ^banned for my port to weloome our joung 

** Will I Put on ttj ptttteaftp mud get a katern, and go fetch ihs 
Tugiakm,^ said mj Lord. 

**ijBd we will bave tiaother bowl of puncli when lie comes/^ mlju 
WHtkni, wht) by tbia time had atready had Uyo mucb. And lie went 
fyftih — how we have seen ; and how he had more punch ; and how iU he 
KDGoeeded in his embassy. 

Thm iworthy lady of Castlewaod, as ibe oanght sight of young Harry 
Wmrington by the rittr side, must have Be«E a very handaomo and 
intecfsliiig youths and yery likcdy had reasons of her own for not deatring 
lili |iftsenee in hot family * AM mothers are not eager to eu courage the 
TMJtA of intet^Btiug youtba of nineteen in families wher^ there ore 
Tcrgiiu of twenty. If Harry's acre^ had been in Norfolk of DeTon, m 
plneo of Vir^inm, no doubt the ^ood Countess would have been rathef 
ttoce «a^F in her welcome. Had she wanted him she would have givea 
hka hmt hand readily Enough, If our people of ton are wolfish, at any 
fate they tEov they are selHah ; and, being oold-heBfted, at leaat hare 
Qo hytiocrl^ of affection. 

Why abonid Lady Castle wood put herself out of the way to welcome 
Iho yoTUig ctiangerF Because he was friendle^ P Only a Gimpkton 
ootald rvicr in«gine suoh a reason as that. People of fashion, like her 
lidyafai|l, ai^ friendly to those who have plenty of friendji, A poor lad^ 
«ldn*p fmrn a distant country^ with only very moderate means ^ and those 
not Si yet in hb own power j with uncouth manners very Ukely, and coarse 
provincM habits ; was a great lady caUed upon to put her sell out of tho 
iray for tticb a youth ? Alkm thnc ! Ho was iiuite as well at the ale- 
house ai at the castle^ 

Xhis, no doubt^ was her ladyship's opinion, which her kinrwomaui the 
Batunesa Bernstein, who knew her perfectly well, entirely underiitood. 
The Baronei^y too, was a woman of the world, and, possibly, on oceasirjUt 
eomld be as selfish n.« any other person of fashion. She fully understood 
th* oatiae of the deference which all the Castluwood family showed to 
hir — mother, and daughter, and aods, — and being a woman of great 
haaBomTf played upon the dispositions of the Turious members of tbia 
luttilyp omti^ed herself with their greedinesst^^s, their humiliation*, their 
attleM respeet for her money-box, and olitiging attachment to her purse* 
Thty ¥f9Tfi not vtrry rieh ; Lady Castlewood's own money waa settled on 
hier children. Ti^e two elder had inherited nothing but flaien heads 
ftmn tlicir Geimjin motherj and a pedigree of prodigious distiiiotion. 
' who hod money ^ and those who had none, were slike eager for 
ue«»'» J in thia matter the rich are surely quite as greedy as the 
poor* 

So if Hadam Bernstein strnek her hand on t!ie tahle, and caused the 
ikiufl ar4d tht* persona round it to trembk at her wrath, it was heoauso 
ikt was cscited with plenty of puncli and ebarapagnei which her lady- 
dii^ Wia is the habit of taking freely, and beaanse she ma^ hxsti W4 



^d 



16 



THE TEBGDaANS. 



A geueroua impulao wheE generous wine warmed her blood, and felt 
indi^^Eant as she thought of iho poor Ind yopder, sitting friendless and 
lonely on the outside of Hi a itnceatora' door; not because she was 
specially angry with her rektiTea, who she kuew would act precisely as 
they had done. 

The exhibition of their ^eMshne^ and humiliation alike amused her, 
as did Castle wood's act of revolts, Ha was as selibh as the reat of the 
family, bnt not so mean; and^ as he cimdidly stated, he could afford 
the lujtury of a little independt-noe, having a tolerable estate to fail baek 
upon, 

Madame Hern stein was an early womaOj reslless, resolute^ extra- 
ortliDarily active for her age. She was up long before the languid 
Castle wood ladies (jnat home from their London routs and balb) had 
quitted their feather-beds, or jolly Will had slept off his various i>ota- 
tions of punch* She was up, and pacing the green terraces that sparkled 
with the sweet morniug dew, which lay twinlding, also, on a ilowery 
wiidorness of trim parterres^ and on tbti crisp walls of the dark box 
hedges^ under whicli marble fauns and dryads were cooling themselves, 
whilst a thousand birds sang, the fountainii plashed and glittered iu tli0 
rosy morning sunshine, and the rooks cawed from the great wood. 

Had the well- remembered scene (for she had visited it olten in ehild- 
bood) Q freshness and chatm for htT ? Did it recal days of innocence 
and happiness, and did its calm beauty soothe or pltase, or awukt^i 
remorse in her hetirt? Her manutT wa^ more than ordinarilv atlV-ctiouate 



THE VmODflANS. 17 



strangers are different. I own I had expected another kind of welcome. 
VTaa it yon, madam, who sent my cousin to mo last night ? " 

'* I tent him ; bat yon will tind your cousins most friendly to you 
to-day. You must stay here. Lord Casilewood would have been with 
yon this morning, only I was so eager to see you. There will be 
breakfast in an hour ; and meantime you must talk to me. We will 
■end to the Three Castles for your servant and your baggage. Give me 
jonr arm. Stop, I dropped my cane when you oame. You shall be my 



*' My grandfather used to call us his crutches," said Harry. 

'* You are like him, though ypu are fair." 

*' You should hare seen — you should have seen (George,*' said the boy, 
and his honest eyes welled with tears. The recollection of his brother, 
the bitter pain of yesterday's humiliation, the affectionatcncss of the 
pffsent greeting — idl, perhaps, contributed to soften the lad's heart. 
Ho felt Tery tenderly and gratefully towards the lady who had received 
bim so warmly. He was utterly alone and miserable a minute since, 
uid here was a home and a kind hand held out to him. No wonder he 
^nng to it. In the hour during which they talked together, the young 
irlkrir bad poured out a great deal of his honest heart to the kind new- 
found friend ; when the dial told break fast- time, he wondered to think 
how mnoh he had told her. She took him to the breakfast-room ; she 
presented him to his aunt, the Countess, and bade him embrace his 
eoosins. Lord Castlewood was frank and gracious enough. Honest 
Will had a headache, but was utterly unconscious of the proceedings of 
the past night. The ladies were very pleasant and polite, as ladies of 
their (isshion know how to be. How should Harry Warrington, a simple 
tmth-telling lad from a distant colony, who had only yesterday put his 
fbiJt upon Kngliih shore, know that my ladies, so smiling and easy in 
demeanour, were furious against him, and aghast at the favour with 
vhieh Madam Bernstein seemed to regard him ? 

She wtkB/uUe of him, talked of no one else, scarce noticed the Castle* 
wood young people, trotted with him over the house, and told him all 
its story, showed him the little room in the court-yard where his grand- 
father used to sleep, and a cunning cupboard over the fire-place which 
had been made in the time of the Catholic persecutions ; drove out with 
him in the neighbouring country, and pointed out to him the most 
remarkable sites and houses, and had in return the whole of the young 
Bian*s story. 

This brief biography the kind reader will please to accept, not in the 
precise words in which Mr. Harry Warrington delivered it to Madam 
Bernstein, but in the form in which it has been oast in the Chapter* 
Bczt ensuing. 



18 THE YlfiGDOANS. 



CHAPTEB ni. 

THX ESMOKPB IS TIBODOA. 

Hjbxbt Esmond, Esq., an officer who had aeryed with tho Tank of 
Colonel during the wan of Queen Anne'a reign, found himself, at iti 
close, compromised in certain attempts for the restoration of the Queen's 
familj to the throne of these realms. Happily for itself, the nation 
preferred another dynasty ; but some of the few opponents of the house 
of Hanoyer took refuge out of the three kingdoms, and amongst others. 
Colonel Esmond was counselled by his friends to go abroad. As Mr. 
Esmond sincerely regretted the part which he had taken, and as the 
August Prince who came to rule over England was the most pacable of 
sovereigns, in a very little tiiQC the Colonel's finends found means to 
make his peace. 

Mr. Esmond, it has been said, belonged to the noble English family 
which takes its title from Castlewood, in the county of Hants ; and it 
was pretty generally known that King James II. and his son had offered 
the title of Marquis to Colonel Esmond and his father, and that the 
former might have assumed the (Irish) peerage hereditary in his family, 
but for an informality which he did not choose to set right. Tired of 
the political stru^les in which he had been engaged, and annoyed by 
family circumstances in Europe, he preferred to establish himself in 
Virginia, where he took possession of a large estate conferred by King 
Charles I. upon his ancestor. Here Mr. Esmond's daughter and grand- 
sons were bom, and his wife died. This lady, when she married him, 
was the widow of the Colonel's kinsman, the unlucky Viscount Castle- 
wood, killed in a duel by Lord Mohun, at the close of King William's 
reign. 

Mr. Esmond called his American house Castlewood, from the patri- 
monial home in the old country. The whole usages ot Virginia, indeed, 
were fondly modelled after the English customs. It was a loyal colony. 
The Virginians boasted that King Charles II. had been king in Virginia 
before he had been king in England. English king and English church 
were alike faithfully honoured there. The resident gentry were aUied 
to good English families. They held their heads above the Dutch 
traders of New York, and the money-getting Roundheads of Pennsyl- 
vania and New England. Never were people less republican than those 
of the great province which was soon to be foremost in the memorable 
revolt against the British Crown. 

The gentry of Virginia dwelt on their great lands after a fashion 
almost patriarchal. For its rough oultivatioD, each estate had a multi- 
tude of hands— of purchased and assigned servants — whc were subject 
to the command of the master. The land yielded their food, live stock. 



THE TIBGINIANS. 19 



«ad gUM. The great riven swarmed with fish for the taking. From 
their banks the passage home was clear. Their ships took the tohacoo 
off their private wharves on the banks of the Potomao or the James 
river, and carried it to London or Bristol, — ^bringing back English goods 
and artieles of home manofaotare in return for the only produce which 
the Virginian gentry chose to cultivate. Their hospitality was bound- 
less, No stranger was ever sent away from their gates. The gentry 
received one another, and travelled to each other's houses, in a state 
almost feudal. The question of Slavery was not bom at the time of 
which we write. To be the proprietor of black servants shocked the 
£selings of no Virginian gentleman ; nor, in truth, was the despotism 
exercbed over the negro race generally a savage one. The food was 
plenty; the pom black people lazy, and not unhappy. You might 
have preached negro emancipation to Madam Esmond of Castiewood 
as you might have told her to let the horses run loose out of her 
stables ; she had no doubt but that the whip and the corn-bag were 
good for both. 

Her father may have thought otherwise, being of a sceptical turn on 
Tery many points, but his doubts did not break forth in active denial, 
and he was rather diuifBected than rebellious. At one period, this 
gentleman had taken a part in active life at home, and possibly might 
have been eager to share its rewards ; but in latter days he did not seem 
to eare for them. A something had occurred in his life, which had cast 
a tinge of melancholy over all his existence. lie was not unhappy — 
to those about him most kind — most affectionate, obsequious even to the 
women of his family, whom he scarce ever contradicted ; but there had 
been soma bankruptcy of his heart, which his spirit never recovered. 
He submitted to life rather than enjoyed it, and never was in better 
spirits than in his last hours when he was going to lay it down. 

Having lost his wife, his daughter took the management of the 
ColoQel and his affiurs ; and he gave them up to her charge with an 
entire acquiescence. So that ho had his books and his quiet, he cared 
for no more. When company came to Ca^itlewood, he entertained them 
handsomely, and was of a very plexisant, saroasticol turn. lie was not 
in the least sorry when they went away. 

** My love, I shall not be sorry to go myself," he said to his daughter, 
** and you, though the most affectionate of daughters, will console your- 
self after a whUe. Why should I, who am so old, be romantic ? You 
may, who are still a young creature.'' This he said, not meaning all 
he said, for the lady whom he addressed was a matter-of-fact litUe 
person, with very little romance in her nature. 

After fifteen years' residence upon his great Virginian estate, affairs 
prospered so well with the worthy proprietor, that he acquiesced in his 
daughter's plans for the building of a mansion much grander and more 
dnrdble thaii the plain wooden edifice in which he had been content to 
live, so that his heirf might have a habitation worthy of their noble 
wrmr Several of Madam Warrington's neighbours had buiVt ViAXii^xai^ 



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honses for themselves ; perhaps it was her ambition to take rank in the 
country, which inspired this desire for improved quarters. Colonel 
Esmond, of Castlewood, neither cared for quarters nor for quarterings. 
But his daughter had a very high opinion of the merit and antiquity of 
her lineage ; and her sire, growing exquisitely oalm and good-natored 
in his serene, declining years, humoured his ohild's peculiarities in an 
easy, bantering way, — nay, helped her with his antiquarian learning, 
which was not inconsiderable, and with his skill in the art of painting, 
of which he was a proficient. A knowledge of heraldry, a hundred yean 
ago, formed part of the education of most noble ladies and gentlemen: 
during her visit to Europe, Miss Esmond had eagerly studied the family 
history and pedigrees, and returned thenoe to Virginia with a store of 
documents relative to her family on which she relied with implicit 
gravity and credence, and with the most edifying volumes then published 
in France and England, respecting the noble science. These worka 
proved, to her perfect satisfaction, not only that the Esmonds were 
descended from noble Norman warriors, who came into England along 
with their victorious chief, but from native English of royal dignify: 
and two magnificent heraldic trees, cunningly painted by the hand of 
the Colonel, represented the family springing from the Emperor Charle- 
magne on the one hand, who was drawn in plate armour, with his 
imperial mantle and diadem, and on the other from Queen Boadioea, 
whom the Colonel insisted upon painting in the light costume of an 
ancient British queen, with a prodigious gilded crown, a trifling mantle 
of furs, and a lovely symmetrical person, tastefully tattooed with figures 
of a biilliant blue tint. From these two illustrious stocks the family- 
tree rose until it united in the thirteenth century somewhere in the 
person of the fortunate Esmond, who claimed to spring from both. 

Of the Warrington family, into which she married, good Madam 
Rachel thought but little. She wrote herself Esmond Warrington, but 
was imiversally called, Madam Esmond of Castlewood, when after her 
father's decease she came to rule over that domain. It is even to be 
feared that quarrels for precedence in the colonial society occasionally 
disturbed her temper ; for though her father had had a marquis's patent 
from King James, which he had burned and disowned, she would fre- 
quently act as if that document existed and was in full force. She 
considered the English Esmonds of an inferior dignity to her own 
branch, and as for the colonial aristocracy, she made no scruple of assert- 
ing her superiority over the whole body of them. Hence quarrels and 
angry words, and even a scuffle or two, as we gather from her notes at 
the governor's assemblies at James-town. Wherefore recal the memory 
of these squabbles ? Are not the persons who engaged in them beyond 
the reach of quarrels now, and has not the republic put an end to these 
social inequalities ? Ere the establishment of Independence, there 
was no more aristocratic country in the world than Virginia; so the 
Virginians, whose history we have to narrate, were bred to have the 
fullest respect for the institutions of home, and the rightful king 



THE YIBGINIAKS. 21 



bmd not two more ftithful little subjects than the young twins of 
Castlewood. 

When the hoys' grandiather died, their mother, in great state, pro- 
elaimad her eldest son (George her successor, and heir of the estate ; and 
Hany, George's younger brother by half an hour, was always enjoined 
to respect his senior. All the household was equally instructed to pay 
him honour ; the negroes, of whom there was a large and happy family, 
and the assigned senrants from Europe, whose lot was made as bearable 
at it might be under the goremmcnt of the Lady of Castlewood. In 
the whole family there scarcely was a rebel save Mrs. Esmond's faithful 
friend and companion. Madam Mountain, and Harry's foster-mother, 
a faithful negro woman, who never couid be made to understand why 
her child should not be first, who was handsomer, and stronger, and 
elererer than his brother, as she Towed ; though, in truth, there was 
■eareely any difference in the beauty, strength, or stature of the twins. 
In disposition, they were in many points exceedingly unlike ; but in 
feature they resembled each other so closely, that but for the colour of 
their hair it had been difficult to distinguish them. In their beds, and 
when their heads were coyered with those yast ribboned nightcaps which 
our great and little ancestors wore, it was scarcely possible for any but 
a nurse or a mother to tell the one from the other child. 

Howbeit alike in form, we have said that they differed in temper. 
The elder was peaceful, studious, and silent ; the younger was warlike 
and noisy. He was quick at learning when he began, but very slow at 
beginning. No threats of the ferule would proToke Harry to learn in an 
idle fit, or would preyent George from helping his brother in his lesson. 
Harry was of a strong military turn, drilled the little negroes on the 
estate and caned them like a corporal, having many good boxing- 
matches with them, and never bearing malice if he was worsted ; — 
whereas George was sparing of blows and gentle with all about him. 
As the custom in all families was, each of the boys had a special little 
servant assigned him ; and it was a known fact that George, finding 
his little wretch of a blackamoor asleep on his master's bed, sat down 
beside it and brushed the flies off the child with a feather-fan, to the 
bonror of old Gumbo, the child's father, who found his young master 
■o engaged, and to the indignation of Madam Esmond, who ordered the 
young negro off to the proper officer for a whipping. In vain George 
implored and entreated — burst into passionate tears, and besought a 
remission of the sentence. His mother was inflexible regarding the 
young rebel's punishment, and the little negro went off beseeching his 
young master not to cry. 

A fierce quarrel between mother and son ensued out of this event 
Her son would not be pacified. He said the punishment was a shame 
—a ihaae ; that he was the master of the boy, and no one— no, not 
his mothar, — had a right to touch him ; that she might order Aim to be 
aorraetad, and that ha would suffer the punishment, as he and Harry 
i had, but no ona should lay a hand on his boy. TT«m\k^in% m^^ 



22 THE irntCHKIAlVS. 



passionate rebellion against what he oonoeiTed the injostioe of proce- 
dure, he vowed — actoallj shrieking out an oath, which shocked his food 
mother and goTemor, who never before heard sndi language from the 
usually gentle child — that on the day he oame of age he would set 
young Gumbo £ree — went to visit the child in the slave's quarters, and 
gave him one of his own toys. 

The young black martyr was an impudent, lasy, sauoy litUe per- 
sonage, who would be none the worse for a whipping, as the Colonel 
no doubt thought; for he acquiesced in the child's punishment when 
Madam Esmond insLsted upon it, and only laughed in his good-natured 
way when his indignant grandson called out, 

'* You let mamma rule you in everything, grandpapa." 

*'Why, 80 I do," says grandpajMu "Rachel, my love, the way in ' 
which I am petticoat-ridden is so evident that even this baby has found 
it out" 

'* Then why don't you stand up like a man P" says little Harry, who 
always was ready to abet his brother. 

Grandpapa looked queerly. 

*< Because I like sitting down best, my dear," he saidr '* I am an old 
gentleman, and standing fatigues me." 

On account of a certain apish drollery and humour which exhibited 
itself in the lad, and a liking for some of the old man's pursuits, the 
first of the twins was the grandfather's favourite and companion, and 
would laugh and talk out all his infantine heart to the old gentleman, 
to whom the younger had seldom a word to say. (George was a demure 
studious boy, and his senses seemed to brighten up in the library, where 
his brother was so gloomy. He knew the books before he could well- 
nigh carry them, and read in them long before he could imderstand 
them. Harry, on the other hand, was all alive in the stables or in the 
wood, eager for all parties of hunting and fishing, and promised to be a 
good sportsman from a very early age. Their grandfather's ship was 
sailing for Europe once when the boys were children, and they were 
asked what present Captain Franks should bring them back ? George 
was divided between books and a fiddle ; Harry instantly declared for 
a little gun : and Madam Warrington (as she then was called) was hurt 
that her elder boy should have low tastes, and applauded the young^s 
choice as more worthy of his name and lineage. '* Books, papa, I can 
fancy to be a good choice," she replied to her father, who tried to con- 
vince her that George had a right to his opinion, '* though I am sure you 
must have pretty nigh all the books in the world already. But I never 
can desire — I may be wrong, but I never can desire— that my son, and 
the grandson of the Marquis of Esmond should be a fiddler." 

'* Should be a fiddlestick, my dear," the old Colonel answered* 
" Remember that Heaven's ways are not ours, and that each creature 
born has a little kingdom of thought of his own, which it is a sin in us 
to invade. Suppose George loves music ? You can no more stop him 
than you can order a rose not to smell sweet, or a bird not to sing." 



THE VIEGINIAN8. 



** A bird ! A bird sings from nature ; George did not come into the 
world with a fiddle in his hand," says Mrs. Warrington, with a toss of 
her head. '* I am sure I hated the harpsichord when a chit at Ken- 
lington School, and only learned to please my mamma. Say what you 
will, dear sir, I can not belieye that this fiddUng is wor^ for persona of 
fashion." 

'* And King David who played the harp, my dear P" 

** I wish my papa would read him more, and not speak about him in 
that wmj,^ said Mrs. Warrington. 

*• Nay, my dear, it was but by way of illustration," the feither replied 
gmtly. It was Colonel Esmond's nature, as he has owned in his own 
biography, always to be led by a woman ; and, his wife dead, he coaxed 
and dandled and spoiled his daughter ; laughing at her caprices, but 
humouring them ; making a joke of her prejudices, but letting them 
have their way ; indulging, and perhaps increasing, her natural impe- 
lioosnefls of character, though it was his maxim that we can't change 
dispositions by meddling, and only make hypocrites of our children by 
commanding them oyer-much. 

At length the time came when Mr. Esmond was to have done with 
the affain of this life, and he laid them down as if glad to be rid of 
their burthen. We must not ring in an opening history with tolling 
bella, or preface it with a funeral sermon. All who read and heard that 
discourse, wondered where Parson Broadbcnt of James-town found the 
eloquence and the Latin which adorned it. Perhajm Mr. Dempster 
knew, the boy's Scotch tutor, who corrected the proofs of the oration, 
which was printed, by desire of his Excellency and many persons of 
honour, at Mr. Franklin's press in Philadelphia. No such sumptuous 
funeral had erer been seen in the country as that which Madam Esmond 
Warrington ordained for her father, who would have been the first to 
smile at that pompous grief. The little lads of Castle wood, almost 
smothered in black trains and hatbands, headed the procession, and 
were followed by my Lord Fairfax from Green way Court, by his Excel- 
lency the Governor of Virginia (with his coach), by the Randolphs, 
the Careys, the Harrisons, the Washingtons, and many others, for the 
whole county esteemed the departed gentleman, whose goodness, whose 
high talents, whose benevolence and unobtrusive urbanity had earned 
lor him the just respect of his neighbours. When informed of the 
•vent, the family of Colonel Esmond's stepson, the Lord Costlewood of 
Hampshire in England, asked to be at the charges of the marble slab 
whieh recorded the names and virtues of his lordship's mother and her 
husband ; and after due time of preparation, the monument was set up, 
exhibiting the arms and coronet of the Esmonds, supported by a little 
chubby group of weeping cherubs, and reciting an epitaph which for 
I did not tell any falsehoods. 



24 THE VIRGINIANS. 



CHAPTER IV. 

nr WHICH HABRT FHTDS ▲ KEW BELATITB. 

Kind friends, neighbours hospitable, cordial, even respectfuly- 
ancient name, a large estate and a sufficient fortune, a comfortable home, 
supplied with all the necessaries and many of the luxuries of life, and a 
troop of servants, black and white, eager to do your bidding; good 
health, affectionate children, and, let us humbly add, a good cook, cellar, 
and library — ought not a person in the possession of all these benefits to 
be considered very decently happy P Madam Esmond Warrington pos- 
sessed all these causes for happiness ; she reminded herself of them diaily 
in her morning and eyening prayers. She was scrupulous in her deyotions, 
good to the poor, never knowingly did any body a wrong. Yonder I 
fancy her enthroned in her principality of Castlewood, the country 
gentlc-folks paying her court, the sons dutiful to her, the domestics 
tumbling over each other's black heels to do her bidding, the poor whites 
grateful for her bounty and implicitly taking her doses when they were 
ill, the smaller gentry always acquiescing in her remarks, and for ever 
letting her win at backgammon — well, with all these benefits, which are 
more sure than fate allots to most mortals, I don't think the little 
Princess Pocahontas, as she was called, was to be envied in the midst of 
her dominions. The Princess's husband, who was cut off in early life, 
was as well perhaps out of the way. Had he survived his marriage by 
many years, they would have quarrelled fiercely, or, he would infallibly 
have been a henpecked husband, of which sort there were a few specimens 
still extant a hundred years ago. The truth is, little Madam Esmond 
never came near man or woman, but she tried to domineer ovei them. 
If people obeyed, she was their very good friend ; if they resisted, she 
fought and fought until she or they gave in. We are all miserable 
sinners : that's a fact we acknowledge in public every Sunday — ^no one 
announced it in a more clear resolute voice than the Little lady. As a 
mortal, she may have been in the wrong, of course ; only she very seldom 
acknowledged the circumstance to herseli, and to others never. Her 
father, in his old age, used to watch her freaks of despotism, haughtiness, 
and stubbornness, and amuse himself with them. She felt that his 
eye was upon her; his humour, of which quality she possessed little 
herself, subdued and bewildered her. But, the Colonel gone, there 
was nobody else whom she was disposed to obey,— and so I am rather 
glad for my part that I did not live a hundred years ago at Castlewood 
in Westmorland County in Virginia. I fancy, one would not have been 
too happy there. Happy, who is happy ? Was not there a serpent in 
Paradise itself, and if Eve had been perfectly happy beforehand, would 
she have listened to him f 



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The nuLni^ment of the house of CasUewood had been in the hands 
of the actire little lady long before the Colonel slept the sleep of the 
just. She now exercised a rigid supervision over the estate ; dismissed 
Colonel Esmond's English factor and employed a new one; built, 
improved, planted, grew tobacco, appointed a new overseer, and imported 
a new tutor. Much as she loved her father, there were some of his 
maxinu by which she was not inclined to abide. Had she not obeyed 
her Papa and Mamma during all their lives, as a dutiful daughter 
should ? So ought all children to obey their parents, that their days 
might be loog in the land. The little Queen domineered over her little 
dominion, and the Princes her sons were only her first subjects. Ere 
long she diseontinued her husband's name of Warrington and went by 
the name of Madam Esmond in the country. Her famUy pretensions 
were known there. She had no objection to talk of the Marquis's title 
which King James had given to her father and grandfather. Her Papa's 
enormous magnanimity might induce him to give up his titles and rank 
to the younger branch of the family, and to her half-brother, my Lord 
Castlewuod and his children ; but she and her sons were of the elder 
branch of the Esmonds, and she expected that they should be treated 
acoordingly. Lord Fairfax was the only gentleman in the colony of 
Virginia, to whom she would allow precedcnoe over her. She insisted 
on the pa» before all Lieutenant-Qovemors' and Judges' ladies ; before 
the wife of the Governor of a colony she would, of coarse, yield as to 
the representative of the Sovereign. Accounts are extant, in the family 
papers and letters, of one or two tremendous battles which Madam 
fought with the wives of colonial dignitaries upon these questions of 
etiquette. As for her husband's family of Warrington, they were as 
naught in her eyes. She married an English baronet's younger son out 
of Norfolk to please her parents, whom she was always bound to obey. 
At the early age at which she married — a chit out of a boarding-school — 
the would have jumped overboard if her Papa hod ordered. ** And that 
is always the way with the Esmonds," she said. 

The English Warringtons were not over-much fiattered by the little 
American Princess's behaviour to them, and her manner of st)cakiDg 
about them. Once a-year a solemn letter used to be addressed to the 
Warrington family, and to her noble kinsmen the Hampshire Esmonds ; 
bat a Judge's lady with whom Madam Esmond had quarrelled returning 
to England out of Virginia chanced to meet Lady Warrington, who 
was in London with Sir Miles attending Parliament, and this person 
repeated some of the speeches which the Princess Pocahontas was in 
the habit of making regarding her own and her husband's English 
relatives, and my Lady Warrington, I suppose, carried the story to my 
Lady Castlewood ; after which the letters from Virginia were not an- 
swered, to the surprise and wrath of Madam Esmond, who speedily left 
oCT writiiig also. 

80 this good woman fell out with her neighbours, with her relatives, 
•ad, M it must be owned, with her sous also. 



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A very early differenoe which oeonrred between the Queen md 
Crown Prince arose out of the diwniiwal of Mr. Dempster, the lad*B 
tntor and the late Coloners secretary. In her fsther's life Madam 
Esmond boro him with difficulty, or it should be rather said Mr. 
Dempster oonld scarce put up with her. She was jealoos of books 
somehow, and thought yonr book-worms dangerous fiolksy inainimtiiig 
bad principles. She had heard that Dempster was a Jesuit in disginae^ 
and the poor fellow was obliged to go build himself a cabin in a dteariog', 
and teach school and practise medicine where he could find customen 
among the sparse inhabitants of the proyince. Master George irowed 
he never would forsake his old tutor, and kept his promise. Hanrj 
had always loved fishing and sporting better than books, and he and the 
poor Dominie had never been on terms of dose intimacy. Anothor 
cause of dispute presently ensued. 

By the death of an aunt^ and at his father's demise, the heirs of Mr. 
George Warrington became entitled to a sum of six thousand pounds^ 
of which their mother was one of the trustees. She never could be 
made to understand that she was not the proprietor, and not merely liie 
trustee of this money ; and was furious with the London lawyer, the 
other trustee, who refused to send it over at her order. ** Is not all I 
have my sons* ? " she cried, " and would I not cut myself into little 
pieces to serve them? With the six thousand pounds I would have 
bought Mr. Boulter's estate and negroes, which would have given us a 
good thousand pounds a-year, and made a handsome provision for my 
Harry." Her young friend and neighbour, Mr. Washington of Mount 
Yemen, could not convince her that the London agent was right, and 
must not give up his trust except to those for whom he held it. 
Madam Esmond gave the London lawyer a piece of her mind, and, I 
am sorry to say, informed Mr. Draper that he was an insolent petti- 
fogger, and deserved to be punished for doubting the honour of a 
mother and an Esmond. It must be owned that the Virginian Prince» 
had a temper of her own. 

George Esmond, her first-bom, when this little matter was referred 
to him, and his mother vehemently insisted that he should declare 
himself, was of the opinion of Mr. Washington, and Mr. Draper, the 
London lawyer. The boy said he could not help himself. He did not 
want tlie money : he woidd be very glad to think otherwise, and to give 
the money to his mother, if he had the power. But Madam Esmond 
would not hear any of these reasons. Feelings were her reasons. Here 
was a chance of making Harry's fortune— dear Harry, who was left 
with such a slender younger brother's pittance — and the wretches in 
London would not help him; his own brother, who inherited all her 
Papa's estate, would not help him. To think of a child of hers being 
so mean at fuurteen years of ape! &c., &c. Add tears, scorn, frequent 
inuendo, long estrangement, bitter outbreak, passionate appeals to 
Heaven, and the like, and we may fancy the widow's state of mind. 
Are there not beloved beings of the gentler sex who argue in the same 



THB 7IB0IKIAN8. 27 



mj Dov-A-diyBP The book of female logic is blotted «11 oyer with tetn, 
and Jnatioe in their oonrts is for ever in a passion. 

This ooooxrenoe set the widow resolutely saving for her yonnger son, 
lor whom, aa in dnfy bonnd, she was eager to make a portion. The 
Una hnild^nga were stopped which the Colonel had commenced at 
CMlewood, who had freighted ships £rom New York with Dutch bricks, 
and imported, at great charges, mantelpieces, carved oomice-work, 
aashes and glass, carpets and costly upholstery from home. No more 
hooka were bought The agent had orders to discontinue sending wine. 
Madam Esmond deeply regretted the expense of a fine carriage which 
iha had had from England, and only rode in it to church groaning in 
spirit, and crying to the sons opposite her, ** Harry Harry I I wish I had 
pot by the money for thee, my poor portionless child — ^three hundred and 
eighty guineas of ready money to Messieurs Hatchett ! " 

** Yon will give me plenty while you live, and George will give me 
plenty when yon die," says Harry, gaily. 

** Not nnlMS he changes in spirity my dear," says the lady, with a 
grim glanee at her elder boy. '* Not unless heaven softens his heart and 
teaches him tharUy^ for which I pray day and night; as Mountain 
knows ; do you not, Mountain ?" 

Mrs. Mountain, Ensign Mountain's widow. Madam Esmond's com- 
panion and manager, who took the fourth seat in the family 6oach on 
these Sundays, said, ''Humph! I know you are always disturbing 
joonalf and orying out about this legacy, and I don't see that there is 
any need." 

'* O no ! no need I " cries the widow, rustling in her silks ; " of course 
I hava no need to be disturbed, because my eldest bom is a disobedient 
mm and an unkind brother — because he has an estate, and my poor 
Harry, bleas him, but a meu ofpotoffe" 

Oeorge looked despairingly at his mother until he could see her no 
■ore for eyes welled up with tears. <* I wish you would bless me, too, 
O my mother!" ho said, and burst into a passionate fit of weeping. 
Harry's arms were in a moment round his brother's neck, and he kissed 
Ococge a score of times. 

•* Never mind, George. I know whether you are a good brother or 
moL Don't mind what she says. She don't mean it." 

*• I rfo mean it, child," cries the mother. ** Would to Heaven " 

"Hold toue tonoue, I sat!" rosrs out Harry. "It's a shame to 
ipcsk ao to him, ma'am." 

'*And so it is, Harry," says Mrs. Mountain, shaking his hand. 
•* Yon never said a truer word in your life." 

*' Mrs. Mountain, do you dare to set my children against mo ?" cries 
Iha widow. " From this very day, madam " 

♦• Turn me and my child into the street ? Do," says Mrs. Mountain. 
""That will be a fine revenge because the English lawyer won't give you 
fha boy's money. Find another companion who will tell you black is 
wUtt, and flatter y<m : it is not my way, madam. YThen i^i]ii i f!^^^ 



28 THE TIBGINIAKS. 



I shan't be long a-packing. I did not bring mooh into CSutfewood 
House, and I shall not take mnoh out." 

** Hush ! the bells are ringing for ohnrch, lAonntain. Let ns try, if 
you please, and compose ourselves," said the widow, and ahe looked 
with eyes of extreme afiection, certainly at one — perhaps at both— of 
her children. George kept hia head down, and Harry, who was near. 
got quite close to him during the sermon, and sate with hia arm round 
his brother's neck. 

Harry had proceeded in his narrative after his own fsahion, inter- 
spersing it with many youthful ejaculations, and answering a number of 
incidental questions asked by his listener. The old lady seemed never 
tired of hearing him. Her amiable hostess and her daughtera eame 
more than once, to ask if she would ride, or walk, or take a dish of tea, 
or play a game at cards ; but all these amusements Madame Bernstein 
declined, saying that she found infinite amusement in Harry's oonver- 
sation. Especially when any of the Castlewood family were present, 
she redoubled her caresses, insisted upon the lad speaking close to her 
ear, and would call out to the others, ''Hush, my dears! I can't hear 
our cousin speak." And they would quit the room, striving still to look 
pleased. 

''Are you my cousin, too?" asked the honest boy. "Yon seem 
kinder than my other cousins." 

Their talk took place in the wainscoted parlour, where the family had 
taken their meals in ordinary for at least two centuries past, and which, 
as we have said, was hung with portraits of the race. Over Madam 
Bernstein's great chair was a Eneller, one of the most brilliant 
pictures of the gallery, representing a young lady of three or four 
and twenty, in the easy flowing dress and loose robes of Queen Anne'a 
'ime — a hand on a cushion near her, a quantity of auburn hair, parted 
off a fair forehead, and flowing over pearly shoulders and a lovely 
neck. Under this sprightly picture the lady sate with her knitting- 
reedles. 

When Harry asked, "Are you my cousin, too ? " she said, " That picture 
18 by Sir Godfrey, who thought himself the greatest painter in the 
world. But he was not so good as Lely, who painted your grandmother 
— my — my Lady Castlewood, Colonel Esmond's wife ; nor he so 
good as Sir Anthony Van Dyck, who painted your great-grandfather, 
yonder — and who looks, Harry, a much finer gentleman than he was. 
Some of us are painted blacker than we are. Did you recognise your 
grandmother in that picture ? She had the loveliest fair hair and shape 
of any woman of her time." 

" I fancied I knew the portrait from instinct, perhaps, and a certain 
likeness to my mother." 

" Did Mrs. Warrington — I beg her pardon, I think she calls herself 
Madam or my Lady Esmond now . . . ? " 

" They call my mother so in our province," said the boy. 



THE VIRGINIANS. 29 



** Did aha nerer tell yon of another daughter her mother had in 
England, before she married your grandfather P *' 

** She nerer spoke of one." 

^Nor yonr grandfather ?" 

*' Nerer. Bnt in his pictnre-books, which he constantly made for ns 
diOdren, he naed to draw a head very like that above your Ladyship. 
That, and Yisoonnt Francis, and King James III., he drew a score of 
times, I am snre." 

** And the pietnre oyer me reminds you of no one, Harry ? " 

«'5o, indeed." 

** Ah ! Here is a sermon I " says the lady, with a sigh. '< Harry, that 
was my laoe onoe — yes, it was — and then I was called Beatrix Eonond. 
And your mother is my half-sister, child, and she has never even 
mentioned my name ! " 



CHAPTER V. 

FAMILY JABS, 

As Harry Warrington related to his new-found relative the simple 
story of his adventures at home, no doubt Madam Bernstein, who 
possessed a great sense of humour and a remarkable knowledge of the 
world, formed her judgment respecting the persons and events described ; 
and if her opinion was not in idl respects favourable, what can be said 
bat that men and women are imperfect, and human life not entirely 
pleasant or profitable? The court and city-bred lady recoiled at the 
mtn thought of her American sister's countryfied existence. Such a life 
would be rather wearisome to most city-bred ladies. But little Madam 
Warrington knew no better, and was satisfied with her life, as indeed 
she was with herself in general. Because you and I are epicures or 
dainty feeders, it does not follow that Hodge is miserable with his 
homely meal of bread and bacon. Madam Warrington had a life of 
dutits and employments which might be hum-drum, but at any rate 
wcvs pleasant to her. She was a brisk little woman of business, and all 
the afiatis of her large estate came under her cognisance. No pie was 
baked at Castlewood bat her little finger was in it. She set the maids to 
their spinning, she saw the kitchen wenches at their work, she trotted a- 
field on her pony, and oversaw the overseers and the negro hands as they 
walked in the tobaooo and oom-fields. If a slave was ill, she would go 
to his quarters in any weather, and doctor him with great resolution. 
8bo had a book fall of receipts after the old fashion, and a closet where 
iha distilled waters and oompoimded elixirs, and a medicine-chest which 
was the tenor of h«r neighbours. They trembled to be ill, lest the Uttlo 
hdy shoold be opon tiiem with her decoctions and her pills. 

A lumdnd j9tM hmk there were loaroe any towns in Yiigvnis.\ \^% 



80 THE TIBGDOAKS. 



«BUbli8hmenti of the gentry were little tillages in whieh they and ihdr 
vassals dwelt Rachel Esmond ruled like a litUe qneen in Castlewood; 
the princes, her neighbonrs governed their estates roand about, llaay 
of these were rather needy potentates, living plentifully bat in ibb 
roughest fashion, liaving numerous domestios whose liveries were oAen 
ragged ; keeping open houses, and turning away no stranger firom tbsir 
gates ; proud, idle, fond of all sorts of field sporta as became gentlemen of 
good lineage. The widow of CasUewood was as hospitable as her nei^ 
boors, and a better economist than most of thenu More than one^ so 
doubt, would have had no objection to share her life interest in the estete, 
and supply the place of papa to her boys. But where was the man good 
enough for a person of her ladyship's exalted birth P There was a talk 
of making the Duke of Cumberland viceroy, or even king, over Ameiioa. 
Madam Warrington's gossips laughed, and said she was waiting te 
him. She remarked, with much gravity and dignity, that persons of as 
high birth as his Itoyal Highness had made offers of alliance to the 
Esmond family. 

She hod, as lieutenant under her, an officer's widow who has been 
before named, and who had been Madam Esmond's companion at school, 
as her late husband had been the regimental friend of the late Mr. 
Warrington. When the English girls at the Kensington Academy, 
where Rachel Esmond had her education, teased and tortured the little 
American stranger, and laughed at the princified airs which she gave 
herself from a very early age, Fanny Parker defended and befriended 
her. They both married ensigns in Kingsley's. They became tenderly 
attached to each other. It was ** my Fanny " and '* my Rachel " in the 
letters of the young ladies. Then, my Fanny's husband died in sad oat- 
at-elbowed circumstances, leaving no provision for his widow and her 
infant ; and, in one of his annual voyages, Captain Franks brought over 
Mrs. Mountain, in the Young Rachel, to Virginia. 

There was plenty of room in Castlewood House, and Mrs. Mountain 
served to enliven the place. She played cards with the mistress : she 
had some knowledge of music, and could help the eldest boy in that way : 
she laughed and was pleased with the guests : she saw to the strangers* 
chambers, and presided over the presses and the linen. She was a kind, 
brisk, jully looking widow, and more than one unmarried gentleman of 
the colony asked her to change her name for his own. But she ohose to 
keep that of Mountain, though, and perhaps because, it had brought her 
no good fortune. One marriage was enough for her she said. Mr. 
Mountain had amiably spent her little fortune and his own. Her last 
trinkets went to pay his funeral ; and, as long as Madam Warrington 
would keep her at Castlewood, she preferred a home without a husband 
to any which as yet had been offered to her in Virginia. The two ladies 
quarrelled plentifully ; but they loved eaoh other : they made up their 
differences : they fell out again to be reconciled presently. When either 
of the boys was ill, each lady vied with the other in maternal tenderness 
and care. In his last days and illness^ Mrs. Mountain's oheerfdlness 



THB TIBGINIAKS. 



I hid been greatly appreciated by the Colonel, whose memory 
Warrington regarded more than that of any living person. So 
that, year after year, when Captain Franks wonld ask Mrs. Mountain, in 
his pleasant way, whether she was going back with him that Toyage P 
she would decline, and say that she proposed to stay a year more. 

And when suitors csme to Madam Warrington, as come they would, 
she wonld reoeiTe their compliments and attentions kindly enough, and 
asked more than one of these lovers whether it was Mrs. Mountain he 
esme after P She would use her best offices with Mountain. Fanny was 
the best ereature, was of a good English family, and would make any 
gentleman happy. Did the Squire declare it was to her and not her 
dependent that he paid his addresses ? she would make him her gravest 
curtsey, say that she really had been utterly mistaken as to his views, 
and let him know that the daughter of the Marquis of Esmond lived for 
her people and her sons, and did not propose to change her condition. 
Have we not read how Queen Elizabeth was a perfectly sensible woman 
of business, and was pleased to inspire not only terror and awe, but love 
in the bosoms of her subjects P So the little Virginian princess had her 
fsvouriies, and accepted their flatteries, and grew tired of them, and 
was cruel or kind to them as suited her wayward imperial humour. 
There was no amount of compliment which she would not graciously 
receive and take as her due. Her little foible was so well known that 
the wags used to practise upon it. Eattling Jack Firebrace of Henrico 
county had free quarters for months at Castlewood, and was a prime 
isvourite with the lady there, because he addressed verses to her which 
-he stole out of the pocket-books. Tom Uumbold of Spotsylvania 
wagered fifty hogsheads against five that he would make her institute an 
order of knighthood, and won his wager. 

The elder boy saw these freaks and oddities of his good mother*s 
disposition, and chafed and raged at them privately. From very early 
days he revolted when flatteries and compliments were paid to the little 
Isdy, and strove to expose them with his juvenile satire ; so that his 
ttoCher would say gravely, ** The Esmonds were always of a jealous 
disposition, and my poor boy takes after my father and mother in this.'' 
George hated Jack Firebrace and Tom Uumbold, and all their like; 
vbereas Harry went out sporting with them, and fowling, and flsliing, 
and eockfighting, and enjoyed all the fun of the country. 

One winter, after their flrst tutor had been dismissed, Madam Esmond 
took them to Williamsburg, for such education as the schools and 
eoUege there afibrded, and there it was the fortune of the family to listen 
to the preaching of the famous Mr. Whittleld, who had come into 
Virginia, where the habits and preaching of the established clergy were 
lot very edifying. Unlike many of the neighbouring provinces, Virginia 
Vif • Church of England colony : the clergymen were paid by the State 
•id had glebes allotted to them ; and, there being no Church oi Eogland 
teop as yet in Ameriea, the colonists were obliged to import thvir 
MuB fnai the mother-country. Such as came were not) natuxaU^^ ol 



32 THE VIRGINIANS. 



the very best or most eloquent kind of pastors. Noblemen's hangen-on» 
insolvent parsons who had quarrelled with justice or the bailiff, brought 
their stained cassocks into the oolony in the hopes of finding a liring 
there. No wonder that Whitfield's great voice stirred those whoa 
harmless Mr. Broadbent, the Williamsburg chapbdn, never could 
awaken. At first the boys were as much excited as their mother by Mr. 
Whitfield : they sang hymns, and listened to him with fervour, and, 
could he have remained long enough among them, Harry and George had 
both worn black coats probably instead of epaulettes. The simple boys 
communicated their experiences to one another, and were on the daily 
and nightly look out for the sacred *' call," in the hope or the possession 
of which such a vast multitude of Protestant England vras tJi rilling at 
the time. 

But Mr. Whitfield could not stay always with the litUe congregation 
of Williamsburg. His mission was to enlighten the whole benighted 
people of the Church, and from the East to the West to trumpet the 
truth and bid slumbering sinners awaken. However, he comforted the 
widow with precious letters, and promised to send her a tutor for her 
sons who should be capable of teaching them not only profane learning, 
but of strengthening and confirming them in science much more precious. 
In due course, a chosen vessel arrived from England. Young Mr. 
Ward had a voice as loud as Mr. Whitfield's, and could talk almost as 
readily and for as long a time. Night and evening the hall sounded 
with his exhortations. The domestic negroes crept to the doors to listen 
to him. Other servants darkened the porch windows with their crisp 
heads to hear him discourse. It was over the black sheep of the Castle- 
wood flock that Mr. Ward somehow had the most influence. These 
woolly lamblings were immensely afiected by his exhortations, and, 
when he gave out the hymn, there was such a negro chorus about the 
house as might be heard across the Potomac — such a chorus as would 
never have been heard in the Colonel's time — for that worthy gentieman 
had a suspicion of all cassocks, and said he would never have any con- 
troversy with a clergyman but upon backgammon. Where money was 
wanted for charitable purposes no man was more ready, and the good, 
easy Virginian clergyman, who loved backgammon heartily, too, said 
that the worthy Colonel's charity must cover his other shortcomings. 

Ward was a handsome young man. His preaching pleased Madam 
Esmond from the flrst, and, I dare say, satisfied her as much as Mr. 
Whitfield's. Of course it cannot be the case at the present day when 
they are so finely educated, but women a hundred years ago, were 
credulous, eager to admire and believe, and apt to imagine all sorts of 
excellences in the object of their admiration. For weeks, nay, months. 
Madam Esmond was never tired of hearing Mr. Ward's great glib voice 
and voluble common-places: and, according to her wont, she insisted 
that her neighbours should come and listen to him, and ordered them 
to be converted. Her young favourite, Mr. Washington, she was 
especially anxious to influence; and again and again pressed him to 



yjmmum. 



PC uud tUv Rt Ciutluwood ftnd btaefit hj th« tpirituftl adrsuitaget 
to be <»bUiaD4* But thst jooog gecitletniia foimd be had par* 
r tofntHi whjoh otil«d him home or a way fiom home, and always 
1 hja Umm at tiv^umgit wb«a the time was oormii]^ for Mr, W&nlV 
Aad^what boys are jtiat toward* their pedafOiurue ? — the 
tsisK ffiw tprodlly tu«d and ^v&i rebellious under their new teacher, 

TUbj fottlkd hln « htd •obokr, a dull leUow, md ill-bred to hooft 
Omi^ kovw niioh m(>ro Latin and Greek thau hii maeter, and caught 
" i ia pvrpt tual bluiiderB and falte ^uaatttiee. Hanry, who oonld take 
* Ubertici than were allowed to hii «1der brother, inimickt^d 
Wttfit^a ■aaatr of eating and talking, so thutt Mrs. Mountain and oveu 
Matten EaaMud W€fe foro«4 to laugh t and little Fanny Hoant&iri woulft 
«niw Wtt^ de%hU Madam Etmood would have found the fdlow out 
far m ?«]f ar iioack hut for her son^a op(>o^]tion, which the, oq hvr piirti 
opgiOifd viiii hor own indomiinble wiU. '^ What matters whether be 
hMa Bum ar lata of prnfane Jeaming ? '' she sBked : ** in that whidh is 
t Mr* W* is iihle to bu a teaoher to all of us« What if his 
a little rough ? Heaven does not choose its eleet from 
liMaBg Ibe fivat and wealthy. I wish you ktiow ant hook, ohildren, as 
wall aa Mr« Wafd doea.. It ia jour wioked pride — the pride of all the 
SaBaodfda—ivMch nFt?v«iita you from libteuing to him. Go down ou 
jmir kn^ (h amber and pray to he eorreet«d of that dreadful 

laalt.'' ^\ .... . -.. w^ur«e that eveniog wa$ about N^mau the Hyn^n^ 
wad tba pfida lia had in his natite rivers of Abana and Pbarpar^ 
nkkii ||» rs"'^-' i"^^ '!"'^'l to bo ■npcrior to the healing waters of Jordiin 
«-4be BMsr • r, Ward, waa tha keepar and g-ucu-dian of tho 

ttndonhtj-d ^.iL^^i >) .M.iuuUf and tliatthe unhappy, oooioaited hoys must 
f» lo pafiiitioa unltM Uwy oame to him. 

0«iir||« oow hvg&ii to giTa way to a wieked aafcaatie method, whioh, 
prtlM^ h« kad inherited hem hk grandfather, and with which, when a 
met, akUlai y oimg p«rwm ohooaea to employ it, he am make a whob 
MUy saoonfuitaye. H« took up Ward's pompoua ramaika and mada 
Jikaa af tbam» eo that thai young diTtne ehafbd and abiosi choked oivar 
kia fTcat aaala. Ha made MadAm Esmond angry, and doubly to whan 
ha vKt df Hiyry into its of laughter. Uer authority wai dtHed, her 
^Mt taoniad and Inaitlted* her yoniifeet ohild pvrrofted, by the obnti- 
arta al^r Wother. Sba Mda a desperato and unhappy attempt U 
■iitttalii liar power* 

An biya wvra fourteen y«!an of age, Harry being taOtf and maeh 
aa*a ad^mo«»d tlian hia hrot^ar, who woe deUcatir, and aa yet almoat 
#iM-W*"t in •ti^tare and appearanee. The hamiinfi method was a #|uita 
ilMMMi mode of argamant in thoeo days* S«ijeants^ sohooltnactiifi^ 
ikTi^ovdraeera, nsad the oane fr^dy* Our littlo boyt had batn hmmd 
Warn J a day by Mr. Dempter, their t^otch tutor, ia tlieir graadlUhar'a 
im^i aad Harry, aepeoiaUy, hatl j^ot to he quitu a4>enstomed to thv 
f!B«tk3ir« and made ww$j light of it. But, in the tnt^rregnum after 
CiijLrl £cU0fid*a daalh, tlie oano had been laid aaidc, and tha j^vit% 



THB TIBGnilARS. 



gentlemen of OasUewood had been allowed to Iwfe tiieir own way. Bar 
own and her lieatenantfa anthori^ being now ipanied hf Urn yovtfafld 
rebels, the nnibrtunate mother thooght of rettofing it hj meaaa if 
coercion. She took oonneil of Mr. Ward* That alUetio yoong 
gogue conld easily find chapter and Tene to warrant tiw ceurae ^ 
he wiahed to pursue — in iMt, there was no doubt about the wh 
somenees of the practice in those dajs. He had begun bj flaMering Ifco 
bojs, finding a good berth and snog quarters at GastlewOTd, and bofing 
to remain there. But thej laughed at his fiatterj, thoy aeoraed loi 
bad manners, diey yawned soon at his sermons ; tiie mofo tilfltr BoClicr 
fsTonred him, the more they disliked him ; and so Uie tutor and the 
pupils cordially hated eaflh other. Mrs. Mountain, who waa the boy^ 
fiiend, espeeially George's iHend, whom she thought unjustly treated 
by his mother, warned the lads td be prudent, and that aome cen^inMy 
was hatching against them. " Ward is more obaeqnions than ererts 
your mamnuu It turns my stomach, it doea, to hear him flatter, and 
to see him gobUe — the odious wretohl You must be on your guarl^ 
my poor boys — you must learn your lessons, and not anger your tutor. 
A misdiief will oome, I know it will. Tour mamma was talkiDg about 
YOU to Mr. Washington the other day, when I came into the room. I 
don't like that Major Wellington, you know I don*t. Bon't say — O 
Mountjl Master Harry. Yon always stand up for your friends, you 
do. The Major is Tery handsome and tail, and he may be Tery good, 
but he is much too old a young man for me. Bless you, my dears, tiie 
quantity of wild oats your father sowed and my own poor Mountain 
when they were Ensigns in Eingsley's, would fill sacks full! Show 
me Mr. Washington's wild oats, I say — ^not a grain! Well, I hap- 
pened to step in last Tuesday, when he was here with your mamma; 
and I am sure they were talking about you, for he said, * Discipline is 
discipline, and must be preserved. There can be but one command in a 
house, ma'am, and you must be the mistress of yours.' " 

" The very words he used to me," cries Harry. " He told roe that 
he did not like to meddle with other folks' affairs, but that our mother 
was very angry, dangerously angry, he said, and he begged me to obey 
Mr. Ward, and specially to press George to do so." 

" Let him manage his own house, not mine ; " says George, very 
haughtily. And the caution, far fh>m benefitting him, only rendered 
the lad more supercilious and refractory. 

On the next day the storm broke, and yengcance fell on the little 
rebel's head. Words passed between George and Mr. Ward during the 
morning study. The boy was quite insubordinate and unjust ; even his 
faithful brother cried out, and owned that he was in the wrong. Mr. Ward 
kept his temper — to compress, bottle up, cork down, and prevent your 
anger horn present furious explosion, is called keeping your temper — and 
said he should speak upon this busmess to Madam Esmond. When the 
family met at dinner, Mr. Ward requested her ladyship to stay, and, 
temperately enough, laid the subject of dispute before her. 



WU UMiSlMA 



to n 
itiindi 



wlmt be bad wid : ami poor Brnrj 



^9 ntdli^iiMfilm, 



^^fe^ 



i<it?r bui groodlithef^i jMntiwit bj tlM obiamrjr, •aid 



' titftt wbvtt Mr, Wiffd tlftd mM vtm perfidy oormctw 

**lb bt ft tnlof to foch a [xciftil i« ibturd," said Mr. Wu^ ttuJcing i 

' ipadi, mtenpe!ti«4 with mftiij of Im n^usl Scrip turo p}tras«», at 

of wbieh, as they occurred, that wicked joimg 0eoi^ uniled, mod 

•oormMly^ wad %i kngtb Ward eudod by addog bcr hoOQ^t^n 

t fiO Stitffi* 

** !l#l teCire yoQ bftvc> pnntsbed th» inek«d and diKib«dkat Qhildp'^ 
Erai^odv wha had been gathering «iig«r diuring W&ni't 
A fftpwAttily at ber lon^e behaviaiir« 

Ycit Sr, pttoiifa ! If meuu of lore and entretitj fatl, tm they biiT« 

pmt ffmid ii«ajl| oHu^ eaeauB miut b« Idund to brin^^ yot^ to 

I pimfili you ROW} rebelliotm boy, t^ ruatLl yon fraoQ grtatir 

BMI iMfwfliicr. The ilisctjilineof tbia f&mily mu»t b^ niAUiteioid. 

roaabvbur miwd in a h'jme, tmd I must be tbe iittiti«ia 

T«ta ' ti this refractorj Wy^ Mr. W4rd» at «e bave 

t tbfti yoQ ili«tUd4o, and if tJiere ii tbe leaat r«iii<tiftiO< om liia part, 

' «?tn«rf md Mnrants will kid you aid.** 

In wamm tmdk wmd& tbtr widow no doubt munt have tpokeu, but witb 
mm J if whtm m i Soiiptiirat alliMionti which it dom not bftoutnir tbb 
I Mpj* T<i bt for evor appt jing t« tli* SMf«d Qradiet, tod 
tlwr lintcQOtf to ^our purpono^ — lo h& for ertr taking 
Haftf«i Into jro<ar acnidenoe about your priv&tn aifdirs»^ and pmrnv^amfbAf 
wtSiMg lor hM Iplfi wenoi ia your fumily quarnlji and diAonlll«#^ 
li bt to hmMur with it* (l«*»i;rit> and achemci oi to bo able to thrtat<^n 
jttor Mglibviir wiib iti thunditrRf and to kunw predvcly tta intontiona 
ftfirdni^ bim and fifCbcfi who diSsr from your InfaUiblts opinion — Ibis 
waa Iba wthooJtng wbieb our viuiple widow bad tMitfvd ima bar tan- 
» yonsf apiritoal guide, and T doubt wb«1tb«r it Ifoogbl bar oitdi 




In tba mid«t of his nsoib«r*t barongiiiv in iptto of it, pcthapi^ Oootso 
Eaowad frit he bed baen wrong . ** Thsvo oan be but one eomnsaiid In 
tba boos*, and you amal be ntUtivaa— I know who vald thoeo word a 
Wbtf yoq/* Qt»orgo tald ilowly* and looking refj wKJtu — ^* and — and 
Itoow, siotbrr, that t baTu afrt<*d wroo^^y to Mr* Wac^/* 

•'Ha oww H! He a«ki pnrdrm ! " anf;i Elarij, ''That*s rigbt^ 
Geargn! Tbat*! tnoni^, isn't it ? '* 

** i^, \ih not euoiai^ ! *' mi*d the Uttie wuman* " Tho di«>b«dieat 
boy BOil pay ^ ponalty of hi« diaobodlenae* Wlteu I was haadsCreBgt 
as I aaatlisMa wia aanaluld before my spirit was cduuiffod and bumbW, 
fliy mmmmm pumfibed me, and I AnbRLitted. So atsst Oeorge , 1 dnini 
iwa will do yew d»ty, Mr. Wani/* 

** Siap^ BMitber !— mi doo't <iniu *-^ow what you ara doing/* Otof^ 
•aid, exaiadiofly agttiM« 



THB TIBGINIANB. 



"I know that he who spares the rod apoQe the chfld, vagntefiil 
boy ! " says Madam Esmond, with more xeferenoet of the same naton^ 
which George heard, looking very pale and desperate. , 

Upon the mantelpiece, under the Colonel's portrait, stood a cihina- 
cnp, by which the widow set great store, as her £ather had alwaya been 
accustomed to drink from it. George suddenly took it, and a atzaaga 
smile passed oyer his pale fsoe. 

« Stay one minute. Don't go away yet," he eried to his mothv, 
who was leaving the room. *' You— you are Tory fond of this eop^ 
mother F "—and Harry looked at him, wondering. ** If I broke it, it 
could never be mended, could it f All the tintes' rivets would not 
make it a whole cup again. My dear old grandpapa's ei^ ! I hsfa 
been wrong. Mr. Ward, I ask pimion. I wiU try and amend." 

The widow looked at her son indignantly, almost scornfully. **1 
thought," she said, '' I thought an Esmond had been moie-of a man than 
to be afraid, and " — ^here she gave a little soream as Hany uttered an 
exclamation, and dashed forward with his hands stretched out towards 
his brother. 

George, after looking at the cup, raised it, opened his hand, and kt 
it fall on the marble slab below him. 'SLuxtj had tried in vain to 
catch it. 

'*It is too late, Hal," George said. "Ton will never mend that 
again — ^never. Now, mother, I am ready, as it is your wish. Will you 
come and see whether I am airaid ? Mr. Ward, I am your servant. 
Your servant ? Your slave ! And the next time I meet Mr. Wash- 
ington, madam, I will thank him for the advice which he gave you." 

*' I say, do yoor duty, sir ! " cried Mrs. Esmond, stamping her little 
foot. And George, making a low bow to Mr. Ward, be^ed him to go 
first out of the room to the study. 

"Stop! For God's sake, mother, stop!" cried poor HaL But 
passion was boiliog in the little woman's heart, and she would not hear 
the boy's petition. " You only abet him, sir ! " she cried. " If I had 
to do it myself, it should be done ! " And Harry, with sadness and 
wrath in his countenance, left the room by the door through which 
Mr. Ward and his brother had just issued. 

The widow sank down on a great chair near it, and sat awhile 
vacantly looking at the fragments of the broken cup. Then she inclined 
her head towards the door — one of half-a-dozen of carved mahogany 
which the Colonel had brought from Europe. For a while there was 
silence : then a loud outcry, which made the poor mother start 

In another minute Mr. Ward came out bleeding, from a great wound 
on his head, and behind him Harry, with flaring eyes, and brandishing 
a little couteau-de-chasse of his grandfather, wUch hung with others of 
the Colonel's weapons, on the Library walL 

** I don't care. I did it," says Harry. " I couldn't see this fellow 
strike my brother ; and, as he lifted his hand, I flung the great ru)er 
at him. I couldn't help it. I won't bear it ; and, if one lilts a hazd 



THE TIfiGIKlAKl. 



37 



I OM «r nqr broUier^ 111 hmo Mm Ufe," thouta Hanj, br&ndishing the 

\ vUqv g»T# ft grftat gasp and a ttgli u iht looked at the jamig 
■od bit Tictira, Ske most baT© suffered terribly dnHog tba 
I of til e boja* absence ; aod tbe stripes wbioh ihe imAgiiied 
[ Inilieted on ttm elder bad iinitteii her owa heart. Bhe loaded 
t tmkt bolb bof I to it* Shu wka not angry now. Very likely she wat 
^ted wtlh Ibd thought of the yonn^er's proweea and ftnerodty, 
** Yia are a refy n&n^hty diaobedieiit ehiJd/' she aaid, in an exoeediogtj 
pli<iabli fdoe. '^ My poor Mr. Ward I What a rebel, to strike yon! 
JPa^i gfittt ^kmf rtdar, waa it? Lay down that banger, child. 
Tma GcMtml WMi g^te it to my pap^ after tbt siege of lilie* Lit 
sa ballia jonr wound, my good Mr. Wardp and thank Heaven it waa 
so vao0. Mountain! Oo fetch me aomo conrt-plaater out of Iba 
wMHb dvavur in the japan cabinet. Hero oomea Gi*or(;^, Pat <hi 
loal iad waiitooat^ ohOd ! You were going to take your paniah- 
stf, and that la anlfici^nt Aak pardon, Harry, of gw^d II r. 
Wctd, lit ftmt wicked rebeiliotia apirit, — I do, with all mj heart, I am 
wmm* AoA foaard againit your poaabnate natnre, child— and pray ta 
Ba faj^iiQ. Uf loiLi 0, my aQuI" Here, with a burat of tcara 
whUk tbt aooU &# Icmger oootrol^ the little woman threw herself *m 
t2i^ mttk pi bif aldait bom ; whilst Hurry, laying the hanger down, 
vcbI U^ rmf laehly to Mn Word, and laid, ** Indeed, I aak your 
fardim, lir. 1 couldn't help it ; on my honour 1 couldn't ; nor b«sf ta 
wm mj koUiar •imck." 

TW widaw waa ioarad, a» aJtor her embrace aha looked up at Oeofgt*a 
fttb fbcft. In rvply to hrr eager careaaea^ he coldly kiaiid bar on tha 
fwaliBtJ, and ai^poratt^ from her. '* You meant for the btit» raother/^ 
ho mid. **tmtX 1 waa in the wrong. liut the cup ia broken; and all 
lln king'* Ikortra and aU the king^a men cannot m<^nd it. There^pui 
Ibt tw mi» outwards on the tnantalpieco^ and ihi> wound will ciot 



Afaia Madam Eanumd lodkfd at tbt lad aa he placed the fragmcnta 
•Itlia poor onp on tbo ledfi irbara it had alwaya bc^ uaad to aUnd. 
Bar fowvr over him waa i^ne. He bad dominated her. Bho waa not 
iotr the defeat ; for women lika not only to oonquer, but to bo 
umd; and from that day the young gtaitleman wa« maatar il 
Cattlewood* Jiia molhi^ adtnin^l him a% he went up to Harty, grm* 
difoaiy anit oondesoanditi ; ^l, uid aaid, «' Xb^ik joo, 

btolhffr ! '* aa If ha ware ^ y a general who bftd bdf«d 

Mm in a crt^ battle* 
Thm daorge went up to Mr. Ward, who waa atill pitaonaly hatlunff 
^ > ajra aoA luahaad in the water. ** 1 aak pardon ^ HalV «ioliEnc<^« 
' Qmtjg9 aald^ in great atate. ** Yua me, Hioogb w« aia Tary yoimf, 
we at* gtotiemen, and oannc^t brook an inault from atimuffcra. I ahould 
baTv anboiitttdt aa it waa mamma^a dcsirv ; but I am glad alio no longer 
ttlcftaisa iL** 



TES TIB6IVI1SS. 



•« And fnjj sir, who is to oompenMte trntf^ tsji Mr. Wari, «*«li 
is to repair the insiilt done to me f " 

'« We are veiy ymuig," my George, wi& aasiharof his iM fcsMnBsd 
hows: '«We ihaU ht tAeoa soon. Any compHMstioii «bBt k nod 
amongst gentlemea " . • . . 

" This, sir, to a aiaialtf el 1^ wofd I** hawls ai* Wnd, startiiy 
«p,andwliokii0w perlwtly waU tha latf skiU ift teo^ kavisg a aoon 
of iiana haea foSM, hj the |Mir el thaai. 

** Toll are not a eleigymaa jwi. Wa thought jan fliighi Kfea to hs 
oeaaiderMl as a geptlwnsmi Wa did mot know." 

''AgeBtlMBanI I amaOhriitiaiip sirl'* sqr>WaidgiarhigfcitoMfy, 
and cleoohing his great fists. 

""Well* waU, if 70a wodH tght, why d«'t jm liofgrrar** sajn 
Harry. «' If yoa doa't foifiaa, why don't jou fi^P ThatPa wihat I 
aaU tlie hons af a dileama;" and ha Inghad hk frank, joOf 
langh. 

Bat this was nothing to the lamgh a few days altorwatds, whan, the 
parrel haying heen patched np, aloBg with poor Mr. Ward's eye, the 
nnlncky tutor was holding forth aoeording to his custom . He tried to 
preaeh the hoys into respeet for him, to reawaken the ^itiiiisiasin whid: 
the eongregatioB had fdt for him ; he wreetled with their manifest 
indifference, be implored Heaven to warm their cold hearto again, and 
to lift up those who were fSalling baek. All was in rain. The widow 
wept no more at his harangues, was no longer excited by his loudest 
tropes and similes, nor appeared to be much frightened by the yery hottest 
menaoes with which he peppered his discourse. Kay, die pleaded head* 
aohe, and would absent herself of an evening, on which occasion the 
remainder of the little congregation was very cold indeed. One day then. 
Ward, still making desperate efforts to get baek his despised authority, 
was preaching on the beauty of subordination, the present lax spirit of 
the age, and the necessity of obeying our spiritual and temporal rulers. 
** For why, my dear friends," he nobly asked (he was in the habit of 
asking immensely dull questions, and strai^tway answering them with 
eorresponding platitudes) " why are goyemors appointed, but that we 
ahould be goyemed ? Why are tutors engaged, but that children should 

be tought P " (here a look at the boys). " Why are rulers " Here 

he paused, looking with a sad, puzzled fisoe at the young gentlemen. 
He saw in their countenances ^e double meaning of the unlucky word 
he had uttered, and stammered, and thumped the toble with his fist. 
•* Why, I say, are rulers " 

** Hulers, " says Oeoige, looking at Hairy. 

** Rulers I " says Hal, putting his hand to his eye, where the poor 
tutor still bore marks of the late scuffle. Rulers, o-ho! It was too 
much. The boys burst out in an explosion of laughter. Mrs. Mountiin 
who was full of fan, could not help joining in the chorus ; and little 
Fanny, who had always behayed yery demurely and silently at these 



iQStfif ttod okp{i<ed her littk bmndi at tbe others 

^ itt thi lca«t knowinic the rtomm why. 

I OHdd nut hm borntfi. W«id ihot down tba book befbre him ; in 

Irat tlo^uettt and msity wordt, laid lia would i|mik no 

t m ^rt plsw ; ftnd laft CasUewood not in tie le«t tegi^tted by 

** ' I ^^ i»d duted on hitn thfc^ months Wliire. 




CHAFTEE TI. 
TVS tnsurtASi begii? tq sbs t ei wous. 




I cf her unf orlnixAte tqnn tnal ad vi»er and oHfi plaui , 
I md Jior ton eeemed to be qntte recoivctled ; l>iit olthatagh 
' i«ltW ^issiT«l with his mothBT« it most bav« wdg:h«d 
Bit 'wwf paiafulljf for he had ■. fever «ooii afW thd 
ioo&anvnoe^ durinpr wbiob illnGM hit braiii tmm 
, wiiaa he liirkkcd out, ** Br\>keti ! fimkien I It atMr, 
il** to tbe lilast terror of hii notber, w^ Mto 
> iidU ai he Vomtd waJceftU upon his mi«]Di;4^hi h^^ 
I ^er akHLf and iacniaai^ in tpit« of mil the nuutruims 
I Ehm^sai widow kvpt is fair elutc^ siid admintsKtred io fr^etf to 
Ghm hmi to aate^ itaotK^r bmniUiLilan^ and ime day little 
liar «t hk dit^Ji- <m bmaokaok. 6I» had riddan 
\ tba «aar aa bur punj. *'^ -— - ■ -fi<< fiitn to ^i^ hb aid to ber poar 
ba^ «• X 1^^ t^uy lay rtwr > itlum,*' eaid b«i ** a« your kdy- 

MphmmAfmrftii^ Do^wr ikhi, i mAy be time (inouj^h to help my 

Hit np bi* hinijct^ iitid bi« littlo pToviiion of 

Qgn^bof aft^r htim, abtfl tip hk liHiaj|r 

ti Gastbwood. Tbafe nlgbt aad for 

Y^ry likaiy tlmt pCNor Hmrry wmild 

lait by Mr« Dtnipaitisr** tkill the frrer waN gpl avat, 

diaiiaishod in istcuaity. and 0«org« wai natoiad 

A chjuig* of liTt n V aT»^ nen t& EngUud was 

but tlu widow Imd tfmmU^d witii ber obtldnia'i i ' 

awmid witii aontntlaa ^bal aba hod been to« baaty, A J0 

and aaat vat iliienDincd tm^ and tbe two young: gvativaias, 

Hr* Daaftftor at tiiair ttibar, ELod a roi^pb orf Mfrvanta to aitf^il 

look a aajrajo tn Naw-Vork, and tbunoe up tb« iMinutifuI Hudwiti 

%o itbaiijr. whmtn they wvni rvo«rif M by Ibo Urtt gentry of tbv 

v tkm K*aoirH |iroirtoc«ar wbera tb«y bad tba bait 

ItaspifaUy oateftaiiiad by tkt Wtmtk §m^* 

•■ap»d wilb tbe liniiaaa, and teak fur* and thol btan, ©aoffi, 

Jar fitld^^airla, and wboae liaaltb was ittU dalieata, wmi 

fAapyriAa wUb Iba fwtk kdloa* who warv MaaitaiiMd to ••« 

faw ywrn^ bgH A gantliiaini ifoaking 0m J^famtb k&^&aj^ m 




witb 




40 THE NJBOIKUJSB. 



readily as oar jowag gentlameiL Gecnge cipadaHy perfbcto d kk Monft 
BO as to be able to pass for a FrenohmaiL Be liadtlie M mr eomplBtefy, 
eyery person allowed. He daneed tha niiuiet elegantly. Ha laawrf 
the latest imported French oatohea and aongi^ and played them baut^ 
foUy on his violin, and wonld have aong them too Imt that hia raoi 
broke at this time, and changed firom treble to ban ; and, to the wi^af 
poor Harry, who was absent on a bear-hnnt, he even had an affiur af 
honour with a yonng ensign of the regiment of Auvergne, the GheraliHr 
de la Jabotidre, whom he pinked in the shonlder, and with whom he 
afterwards swore an eternal friendship. Madame de Honohy, the aaper- 
intendenf s lady, said the mother was blest whe had such a son, and 
wrote a oomplimentary letter to Madam Esmond ngoai Mr. Qeoige^s 
behayionr. I fear, Mr. Whitfield wonld not haye been over-pleaMd 
with the widow's elation bn hearing of hex aon*8 proweaa. 

When the lads retnmed home at the end of ten delightful months 
their mother was surprised at their growth and improyement. Geotga 
especially was so grown as to come up to his younger-bom birotlNE. 
The boys ooold hardly be distingniahed one from another, e^eeially 
when their hair was powdered ; but that ceremony being too cumbioai 
for country-life, each of the gentlemen commonly wore his own haii^ 
George his rayen black, and Harry his light locks tied with a ribbon. 

The reader who has been so kind as to look oyer the first pages of the 
lad's simple biography, must haye obseryed that Mr. George Esmond 
was of a jealous and sn^icious disposition, most generous and gentle 
and incapable of an untruth, and though too magnanimous to reyenge, 
almost inci^ble of forgiving any injury. George left home with 
no good will towards an honourable gentleman, whose name afterwards 
became one of the most famous in the world ; and he returned from his 
journey not in the least altered in his opinion of his mother's and 
grand^ther's friend. Mr. Washington, though then but just of age, 
looked and felt much older. He always exhibited an extraordinary 
simplicity and gravity : he had managed his mother's and his family's 
affiurs from a very early age, and was trusted by all his friends and the 
gentry of his county more respectfully than persons twice his senior. 

Mrs. Mountain, Madam Esmond's friend and companion, who dearly 
loved the two boys and her patroness, in spite of many quarrels with the 
latter, and daily threats of parting, was a most amusing droll letter* 
writer, and used to write to the two boys on their travels. Iffow, 
Mrs. Mountain was of a jealous turn likewise; especially she had a 
great turn fur match-making, and fancied that every body bad a design 
to marry every body else. There scarce came an unmarried man te 
Castlewood but Mountain imagined the gentleman had an eve towards 
the mistress of the mansion. She was positive that odious Mr. Ward 
intended to make love to the widow, and pretty sure the latter liked 
him. She knew that Mr. Washington wanted to be married, was 
certain that such a shrewd young gentleman would look out for a rich 
wife, and as for the diflferences of ages, what matter that the Major 



THE TIHGIKIAlfS, 



41 




wtM hm T^oik in the militifi] wils fifteen yeafi jotiDgcr than 
~ Th«y were utted to *tich marriti^s in the Jamil j ; 

■J ladj Iwr motfter wt« how many yean older than the Colanei when 
i Mm P — When she married him and wob so jeoloua that she 
] Itt the poor Colonel out »f her sight. The poor Colonel ! 
* Ui wlf», li« hftd h^n henp&ckcd by his little dau^httir. Aiid tthe 
\ ^tkm altar fa«r mothttr^ and marr^^ again, be iuro of that* MAdam 
«aa « litlia vhH of a woman, not tivc ft^et iu her highest hcad-dre^ and 
riMH^ tad Mr. Wuhin^ton i gteni iall man of six feet two. Great 
tall naa tlwa^t Bi&trted little ehits of women: therefore, Mr. W. 
mmti W loolciiif afttfr tho widow. What oould be more «litr ikon thm 

81m aMiitinirafiil tbeat »age opinions to her boy, m abe call^ 
Gaocfti whi btfg^ Krr for Heaven*! take to liold her tongne. This 
aba mU tlu mmid do* but ahe could not keep her tyet always ihnt; 
•ad th$ lanmlad a btinilred oirennBtanoes wkieli had ocoorred in the 
a'a abatm^r and whioh tended, m ihe tbou^bti to 
Had Mountain imparted the»c pretty nutucbna to 
Ilia IrothavP Oaoffa iiked steinly. No.. George was bur boy; 
Many waa liia Do^r^i boy. ** She likei kim best, and I Uke ^ov 
taif GiMKit^ mim Mountain, ** Ikaides, if I were to ipeak to bim, ba 
mmM Irfl font mMsr in a minute. Poor Harry can k^op nothing 
ifiiMr >ad ^btm l^ara would be a pretty i|narr«l between Madaoi 
aiidM!" 

** 1 ba^ y«ii to koffp iki$ qnlet» Itontitain/' said Mr* Oeorgt with 
fiaal dignsly, *'or you and I ahall quarrel too* Neither to me nor 
la aay «Qa dae in the world muit yon mentioE etioh an abttttd 




Abaoid ? Wby abf nrd ? Mr, Wastiini^ton wia constantly with tlie 
Hia nasia wsa tot ever in her mouth, 6be wa» never tirpd of 
onl bcia Yirtnea and eEamplce to her tons* 8ha eonauked bim 
on fiapaoting her estate and its managemanL Sbe novf r 
or sold a barrel of tobooeo without bit opinion. Thara 
^ a$ OuHairood regislaf ly oailed Mr. WtAhington't roout. Ila 

"Wteaitf ka^ca Ma idothes here and bit portmanteau wban lit foaa 
•way* *'Ahl Oeor^e, Oaor^l One day will eomo when ba wm*i pi 
fiaanad Mountain ^ who, of ooufao« alwnyt rt?tumed (a lb# 
it wbfeli sba wii» fnrbid4im to speak. Meanwhile Mr. QeOfie 
lowards bU mot ' ^ fHgid eoortaiy, at which the 

ftsllamaii eJiafe^i re to rtmotittrato, or a itingb«; 

wMeh ba would ht* h aa ba would burst tbrongb 

weasjr bcasillaaoa thoea hur. anioaa In whkh ba and Harry 

ITinl^giaB tada m aoBetanily together ; wbikt Oearft* tattwynf ta 
W teiai fwd natKaowtba, and f noab, aad I<afift» ad aulkad la bii 
Uik*iiioRi mum sad aaia lonely, 

Haiiy wm away tem bora* witb stwna othe? ifiortsng IrieBdi (it b to 
k Intal Ilia young geiititfman*A aoquaintanoea wan nut lU ea ti^^ftib 



THB laeiKWSfB. 



m Mr. WMJringtnn), what ^m iMtftmnm to p>y aTOJtat < 

He was eo pwwn Kariy taadeg <Bid kjnd to At i 

by her with siieh ipeeial OBrdklity, that 6«arga "^ 

had well m^h btokea out in apea nqtum. But tin wit w «m if 

adieu, aa it appeared. Mi^or Wa A i agton waa gong on a T 

dKigeroot jonniej, qaite ta tha waateta Ylrgiflia fiaatawi 

The Frenoh had baea lor aoaia tiBM paat aiakiag inmda iato^ 

toiy. The goTammoit at haaw, aa wcH aa tiiaaa af 

Pemujlvaaia, wasa alanaad at thai aggreMifa ivirit el tha 

Ganadia and TrfwiBaaa. Saoia of aor aotUara had alrcaiy haaa ^ 

from their hairlfngi bj FnoahoMa in HEBBy aad tha fawaan af tta 

British provinces were desirona to stop their ineonionai or at aa|f alali 

protest agaiaat their invaakm. 

We ehoaa to hold onr AaMnoaa asioaiea hy alav^at «aa «fc had 
ooaTenieot for ita framen. The auuum waa, tiiat vfaaea 
tha ooaat had a light to ail the t em t o r y inlaad aa far aa tiia 
that tha British ohartsra «dy bad down tha Hiaits afl^ 
Borth to aonth, leaving than qnite free inm east to waat Tha 
meanwhile, haid their eoloniaa to tiia north and sootii, and aiand at aa- 
aeeting them by the MissisBippi aad tha 8t Lawreaoa and tha gnat 
intermediate lakea and waters lying to the weatwazd of the Britiih 
possessions. In the year 1748, thongh peace was signed between tha two 
Soropean kingdoma, the colonial qnestioa remained naaettled, to be 
opened again when either party should be strong enough to urge it. In 
the year 1753, it came to an issae, on the Ohio river, where the British 
and French settlers met. To be sure, there existed other people besidfn 
French and British, who thoogbt tliey had a title to the toiritory aboat 
which the children of their White Fathers were battling, namdy, the 
native Indians and proprietora of the soiL But the logieiana of 
8t. James*s and Versailles widely ohose to consider the matter in dispnts 
aa a European aad not a Bed-man's question, eliminating haa fnaa the 
alignment, but employing his tomahawk as it might serve tha tarn af 
aither litiganL 

A company, eaUad the Ohio company, having graata tem the 
Virginia government of laada along that river, found themaelvas 
invaded in their settlements by French militaiy detaohmenta, who 
roughly ejected the Britons fram their holdings. These latter applied 
for protection to Ifr. Dinwiddie, lieutenant-Gbvemor of Vizg:inia, who 
determined upon sending an ambassador to the French commanding 
officer on the (Hiio, denmnding that the French should desist from thsir 
inroads upon the territoriea of his llajesty King George. 

Young Mr. Washington jumped eageriy at the chaace of distinatifla 
which this service afforded him, aad volunteered to leave hia hama aad 
his rural and profiesaionsl pursnito in Virginia, to cafxy the govemo/a 
message to the French officer. Taking a guide, an interpreter, aad a 
lew attendants, aad foUawing the Indian traeka in the fedl of the year 
1763, tha intre^ yoang aavoy made his way from William^uig almost 



THE VIEGDf 



li tki Amm of t^km Erie, tad found tbe Freatli mmmmim nt Fort lo 
BiHiC flui offieM^* Nfilj ««■ btief ; lib orden vera lo inlii th^ ^laoe 
•ad dtifs ill tlie Eoglbb from it. Tfie Fieoob ivMrsd Uttir b teotion «f 
of tlua Olyii* And mih Ihii tnui^b uuwer tlie 
froa Tifginiii lisd to return thmo^ duig«r ^od dillmiitj, 

Pmij WMfTiagita floiMd Mi iU^ortita« tbat bv kod Weo alMaiii 
MB kMc 9m m mA t gbt» ir^«n h« mi^rt hare kad a eHi.ooc ol' «|ioft ee 
r; «ad Oft y« Mtttm trtmi kii cjqiediiioxi, wiii«ii he hod 
I «i£k mn tefis fMif^ aiid ittnfdiuHxp M^j«f Wvdiixi^toii whj 
« ffMlar iif>MBito tlMis rvpr wHIi the l«dj of CaMleiPood* SW poijsted 
biB •«l a» s »«4b1 |» hoik b«f iom. *^ Ah, Hflirjl*' *h» midi Mf, 
** think of jod vilh jour iK>ck-Sghtiig s&d joor iMis^ »**if'^f*, ftod tht 
M^arAV^thetein Uia vUd^mMi, watoysB te f bqiOw aad hftl^nf 
«llh iha i^'CKm ilMn! Ah, Otttgv ! Iimai^ aaj W a tvrjr sood 
W^lMllwitii »f fltel MB w«r« 4iiaf gttilhiBgiP tha mivim^ 
kkmaiftr^r 

**I dwtn fto hrttet than to gii ham* lad tidr lir 
■a^ttiit** Mfi Oicmiv *^ You stjfv>ljr wonki not hare mt ijurri 
]&• Wihiagt<M» ift hM now i^imratp ir MJc i 
Ml*. IlkviMtr 

**Aa Wmmtti mm odj ttrw with An klaa^e 
Mifmn, '^ttsd at fof lakiof a fivaur ffam Mr, 
IMftwiddk» I wwld fiOMtr bc« n|; hr«^^' 

Mr. Wmhi^toi ww nt Uia* iiin« railing nA • eegiDMiii xi, vtHi 
Ihc MMtf nr tfid palffHiafc mi the Virgtmaa prPBrnneDl, b» mold fot 
ynHiiiwrf, wilh th< Mf dl thew noo-^l-witr^ io put m 
vH* tifiott th« Frmah inindiCi tbm Um istitu^ 
had hMB •haIiIiihI to kf. A. Bnll Inw ua^sr laothar 
r, OtloDid Tfvti^ hnd h«r4m tJf^odjr dc«|i«t«h«d to th# w*«t, with 
to furttf^ thi'tntclYvi ma as to be ihle le mi^ anv sttw^ of iha 
iaiBr. Hw FrMih Cioopi^ ^^^llf ootatiahfiny onsv, mn* up with 
ib fiiiflkh Mlpail«, «1m> pnt iMil^i&f thounHvi st % |>l«eo oti the 
&mMmm oi P«sinftyl?&nja wh(^ri» th« |^r«at oitj «f fICtolMirs now stMidi* 
k Tin^aka «flair with kit Urif hmh w« to no onditM to imAt 
tiiaij HmcA tkAi MKihor 4if CiOfi4s«a«| wbo ifpeftrad holon hm 
iv^^loio maiAM^ Um wm» maSmd l» dfsw hnak withoot ntidaitaiaoo ; 
«i t^ Friaok, tdrfaf pmmoti^ ^ hit iMt, ttroDgfelMMd ^ and 
ihHiiiai^ <t bjT tho awaa af tho C>i»dJaa joygruMy Da Hmfi^m. 0plo 
Ihii tiso ao oiiiiai hlov of war had ham atmok* The tpoopa n^n* 
imliflg tha bottlU itAliona wen* ifi praagooo— tha gum waft Iuiidad» hut 
i» 9t aa fat hai ariad ** ¥mt,*' U wu atraait*, that in a aaYaf a l^rcat 
fli fis&iyifania, a J^""'^ VtiKtoaui aAear *homtd ftra a ahtft, and wakaa 
B^ a aar which waa to bt ktr itJit j yt:afi| whiah wia lo mf& Ua oau 
wiMr|r tad pi»i iato Barupa, to oiai Fnnaa her JLmmitm mAam% to 
k Im ni| and awala Iht gtaat Waatrtv sa|>a\db ; ta n^a ^^^ 






THE VIB0INIAN8. 



the Old World when eztiBgniBhed in the Few ; and, of all the myiiaii 
engaged in the yaat eonteet, to leave the priie of the gieateat £une vitt 
him who stniok the first Uow! 

He Htde knew of the Cite in ctore fnr him. A simple gentlemsi, 
anxious to senre his king and do his dnt^, he T<dnn t e ow>d for the fint 
servioe, and exeeated it with admiiaUe fiddity. In the ensuing year 
he took the oommand of the small hody of proririoial troops, with whish 
he marehed to repel the Fiendimen. He eame up witii their adyaneed 
guard and fired upon them, killing their leader. Afbsr this he had him- 
self to Ml hack with his troops, and was eompelled to eapltnlate to the 
superior French foroe. On the 4th of July, 17M, tiie Colond niTirlMf^ 
oat with his troops from the little fort where he had hastily e nt w u chB d 
himself (and which they oalled Fort Necessity), gave up the plaM to Ihs 
conqueror, and took his way home. 

ffis command was over: his regiment dishandad after tim frnitei^ 
inglorious march and defeat Saddened and humUed in spuit, Ihs 
young oflicer presented himself after a while to his old friends at 
Castlewood. He was veiy young; hefore he set ferth on his fint 
campaign he may have indulged in exaggerated hopes of saoeess, and 
uttered them. ** I was angry when I parted from you,** he said to 
George Warrington, holding out lus hand, which the other eagerly took. 
^'You seemed to scorn me and my regiment, George. I thought you 
laughed at us, and your ridicule made me angiy, I hoasted too much of 
what we would do." 

" Kay, you have done your hest, George," says the other, who quite 
forgot his previous jealousy in his old comrade's misfortune. ** Every- 
hody knows that a hundred and fifty starving men with scarce a round 
of ammunition left, could not face five times their number perfectly 
armed, and everybody who knows Mr. Washington knows that he would 
do his duty. Harry and I saw the French in Canada last year. They 
obey but one will: in our provinces each governor has his own. They 
were royal troops the French sent against you." . . . 

** but that some of ours were here !" cries Madam Esmond, tossing 
her head up. ''I promise you a few good English regimento would 
make the whiteHioats run." 

" You think nothing of the provincials : and I must say nothing now 
we have been so unlucky," said the Colonel, gloomily. *'You made 
much of me when I was here before. Don't you remember what victories 
you prophesied for me — how much I boasted myself yery likely over 
your good wine? All those fine dreams are over now. 'Tis kind of 
your ladyship to receive a poor beaten fellow as you do :" and the young 
soldier hung down his head. 

George Warrington, with his extreme acute sensibility, was touched 
at the other's emotion and simple testimony of sorrow under defeat. 
He was about to say something friendly to Mr. Washington, had not 
his mother to whom the Colonel had been speaking, replied herself; 
''Kind of us to receive you. Colonel Washington!" said the widow. 



THE TUGINIANS. 



^1 m&ff^ hmtd tiia^t wbea men were unbiippft o^^ <c^ were lesa thedf 

i mMdm tbfl Colonel a very fine ourt^j^ wbidi atraigbtwiLj 
f M» to be more j«aIoiii of him tb ah ever* 



CHAPTEE VII. 

FftCPABlTIQNS FOB WAB* 

ScBSLT 00 Qioa eas have botUr <iSiiias to lympatliy than bmveryt 
, gpod lookit uul miifortuoe, Midftm Esmond luight bare had 
amMf stid yH hi4 a right to ftiimtre Wr joung soldiej* Mr, 
!!*• n>OM wi» tngre than over Mr. Washington's rx^om now* 
"* * ">^ aDil |>ritiM?d bittt in adl companief* Sho more Ihim 
At 4 «xooi]t<ijoei to li€r bohb; contTttdting his Bkrling 

miijx fjarry'i love of pletsoro (tbe wild bojf) and Gcorg<3*i 
iMfaifft &T«f hm booki. Georg0 wu not diapoi^ to like Mr. 
WtllfaigtUtt uij bcikr ft^r his mother'^ extrATAgmnt praises. Ho coaxod 
C^JMloitdtmiMi witbm him until ha muit have b«com« a perfuirt i^^i 
to Irimilf and iU the friends ronnd about bim. He uttured jokc« so 
4m^ dial bit «im{de motbi^r did not know tbeir meaning, btit mlU 
h^mUdaf^d at bia MPeaams, and ftowerlcss what to think of his moodf , 
iaiiirmoff bamettr. 

Maaiiwbil^ publia aranta wef9 oooutmg which were to influeooe the 
itnmmm ^ aE our luniielj £amiljr> Tba quarral between tbo Frat&eb and 
BagUah llartb Aawrkaiii from bebg a pro?ineial| bad grown to be ft 
~ , qnafnL Ednlotoemetits from France bad tlrtfodj arrived in 
ami En^lisb trtxipii were e^fieeted In Virginia* "Alas! my 
dear Iricfid''* mt^fV- Mi dun] a la Fresidento da Moueby^ fr^m (|nebeo, 
la Wr fcmi^ iT- n^ Warrington. *' flow oontrarj b the dcitiny 

le sa* I ita p>\i ' < « mbraca of an adored motbi^r to preoipitata 

mvmU in tba ^ I sea pm pan wounded after combats* 

I biAata almiH^ .-. ...... w. .vy to our liliei when I heboid ^<^u tnng^ 

imlar tbe baziaen of the Leopard* There are enmitit's which tliu h« art 
itm Ml aMogfiisa*^nr« o^mrcdlj are at peaoa among these tumultx. 
MM tea laf i ud mhiUs >'ou us well as MotLsbof tba i^-buntcr, four 
' (flMl oold ITlppi>1> tu wl ' d the obata to Hm soft conrcr^ 

oi oor Udi**!} Your ; -r caomy, the Cb«i^alivr de la 

I bnma to mest on the tivl i i>i SiArm bis generous rival, M. Dia 
r of Jim buit night at jinppi^r. M^ Du Queene, mj bnsbandt 
temambrances to tbeir joimg frkmd, with which axe 
*w JolMd Ibaaa oCyoitr sinetire Frrtddemta de Mcmchy. 

««Tba baanar <^ tba Leopard/' of whiob Oeorgi:*i fuir oorrtspondent 
*iat«« waa, indeed, inng out to the winds, and a numbvr of the kinj^a 
lUflCi w^cia ralliad roiuid it. It waa reeolfed to wrest from the Franek 



jH^ 




THE TXBOINIAHB. 



all the oonqoMts they had niada iipo& Biitish dowiBioa. A < 
regiments were raised and paid by the king in Amerioa^ and a f 
a eoaple more was daspstehed €rom home vnder aa expariaai 
mander. In February, 1765, Commodora Keppd, im tiiB 
Centurion, in which Anaon had made bis voyage round tbe wadd, 
anchored in Hampton Eoads with two ahipa of war under hia ooa- 
mand, and haying on board General Braddock, his staff, and a part of 
his troops. Mr. Braddock was appointed by the Duke, A hundnd 
years ago the Duke of Cumberland was called The Duke par exoeUoMa 
in England — as another famona warrior kaa aime been CMdled. Not m 
great a Duke certainly was that first-named Prinoe as hia party ewt a M B w l 
him, and sorely not ao bad a one as his entmiae havo painted Ub. A 
fleet of transports speedily Ibllowod Prinao Williai^a geoflval, briagim 
stores, and men, and money in plenty. 
The great man landed his troops at Alexandria on tiie Botoaiaa mm^ 



and repaired to Annapolia in Muylaud, wbere he ordefed tiie ^oiei— ■ 
of the different wrfoniea to meet him in oonneili wging thaaa oadi ti 
call upon their reapeotive provinoea to help tibe oommon qmuo In tUi 

strait. 

The arriyai of tiia General and his litlie army oanaed a miglity exeil»> 
roent all through the prorineea, and no where greater than at Oaatlewoi^ 
Harry was off forthwith to see the troopa nnder eanTea at AleaanAm 
The sight of their lines delighted him, and the inapiring mnaie el tMr 
fifes and drums. He speedily made ao(ioaitttanee with te oAeen of 
both regiments ; he longed to join in the expedition upon wbieh ttsy 
were bound, and was a welcome guest at their mess. 

Madam Esmond was pleased that her aons should haye an opportnnity 
of enjoying the society of gentlemen of good fashion from England. She 
had no doubt their company waa improTing, that the English gentlemen 
were very different from tiie horse-racing, cock-fighting, Virginian 
squires, with whom Master Harry would associate, and the lawyers, and 
pettifoggers, and toad-eaters at the Lieutenant-Goyemor's table. Madam 
Esmond had a yery keen eye for detecting fiatterers in other foOaf 
houses. Against the little knot of official people at Williamsburg, she 
was especially satirical, and had no patience with their etiquettes and 
squabbles for precedence. 

As for the company of the King's officers, Mr. Harry and his elder 
brother both smiled at their mamma's compliments to the elegance and 
propriety of the gentlemen of the camp. If the good lady had but 
known all, if she could but haye heard their jokes and the songs which 
they sang over their wine and punch, if she could haye seen the condi- 
tion of many of them as they were carried away to their lodgings, she 
would scarce haye been ao ready to recommend their company to her 
sons. Men and officers swaggered the country round, and frightened 
the peaceful farm and yillage folk with their riot ; the (General rayed 
and stormed against hia troops for their disorder ; against the proyinoials 
for their traitorous niggardliness ; tiie soldiers took possession almost as 



I 



TEE VIB6I^J^59^ 



iO^ 



aovatcf , ^mf senffibid Ihe pemnealar i\vcf jiutitted the 

I l^iir stTtvml tn Ammim^ scd to mti«li with th(.'m agiuiitt 
ffat 0«fi«vml W9M ««nfielled te fbvM tb« I&cUmi woiBaa 

•IlKfwndi tb» i»f id ■ 'vtitt ImI to htf»T wlies iiiear aid ^voi^ 





ifiiiifti Ite gwtbMnu af iha raaopi Madam Eimand 
vaM bftf e caoii <^f UiMii. Sdldkra wauld 

mh^s tnviutioa wtre nuHt pttllte ^nUmiSt «id mtk 

I lbs «a«^ Tii« widow FaoetTed them mmt gmncMaly, aai 

tbe b««t ifiAvi thi« cpQiLtrj i&ided* PtvMOli j, ^^ur Gencfil 

to tira miiliim nf Ctetl^wood. Hli fnth^ 

tindfr ^e glormcu lifoffbonrajBrt^t fttid CoIoimI 

WM itill known acid respected in Engleuid^ With b^r 

Qinofnl Bmddd^ would hnrB tlie hancnif of 

ha tdL CuMamooi^ mui fmp^g his mpe^l* to 1^ i&mglitor 

H ihi Iwd hiiwra the quias of Mr. Bffttjrloek^a polhenow, pfrbnpEt bis 
IbI imw^ ckftmicd M&dftsi Eimond lo miicti* Tb« 
Itvtca nt Alcscftndrin, sad amon^the gentry 
if Urn «awUif , whi paM faim tlieir nvpactn^ wcia our twittt of CnatkH 
wad, wW Maiaitod Hiair bail titgi, tonk with ^am ^km kst Loadaft 
wlk^ aad, wltii tetr two angni-bofa, in isiftrt Uvftries behind tWrn^ 
nda im atata to wwit vfOL thm paai man. Mm wiu iuikj atid luigjy willi 
t^ paaalB^al gantiji bbmI aaaiaa took any siotiiM of the young gentle- 
■ift« aaljr aa^tof^ wanaWy, al lii» iLsdi»*d6-oaiap at d inn in-, who the 
fiafif ^uifir Oawkayv lirra in Mm ftad gold and lad wniBtooalM ? 

tttt Dtowiddiv, tito Lia^iCanant-Govamor af Tttftm4, tlia Af^it ftem 
l^ttMyiaauia, mtd a 9tm mar* fanUanaSi kapfwnad to be dining with 
Ik BsaaBawrj. •" 01 ** wd Mr. Diowiddlt, ** dtott nre the tam of tlia 
lH^aai ^aahantoai'* oa wtiieli, with a trcmetidoTia oath^ tlia Ucneral 
^rf, «« Wte tin daaaa WM tha P '' 

^ wh^ did nai Wtf htiTi hsiving indeed SidamaM • hundrad , 

fraaa Iba iiBfMfiaM little \i»d\\ now gaaa a (l!ifaHp»atfiil and , 

af Madifli Ktmondf mule tnrrrj with her ponipi«ilW| 

^ r--—^ -' ^^'^ ffotrrttttoed Gpni-ml Bmddock wiu . 

I ^alitoi fvfndttor ^^'i uiiHl hi a Exevllcnuy ftdl itiWp. 
^■B|plww«ka« DiBfHdilje ww feii«, but the Piiilodplphta gentl^mnm 
^^^^P at tobb, diff i» aMUfafvation with tii« tifflf<^r» tbe?«^ pi^»Lmt« 
PI^Mvnk} %fntk Qfi tha tolk whtro it hod l>ccn left whrn ho fell a«lvu|i^ 
iif Madam l&mtimii in anrt, disrc*p«ctful tcnas, aui^h as 
wrra in t^ babft ol ttttnr in tho»o dor* ; atid aildn^ , ^gum^ 
ii iha namn «f Uia old faol ahviit whom Dittwidcisi! had hetstk 
ht tbo» h r vika into aaj p r t aii on a ^f oontem|it and wrath &^m^ 
\ aod tli^ mtm/hy in ^neraL 




THE VTBGINTA5S. 



Mr. Franklin of Pbiladeiphia repeated Uie widow's Damt, took qmto 
ft different Tiew of her character from that Mr. Dinwiddle had givcBt 
setmed to know a good deal about ber^ her falheri and her aatato; i% 
indeed, he did abont ereiy man or »nbj«ct which came nnder dJaemmi; 
ejcplained to the General that Madam Esmond had beevaa, isd Imini, 
and stoFia in plentj^ which might be i^ry us^fnl at tho px^sent jtm^tuffii^ 
«nd recommended him to conciliate her hj all me&nB. The General htd 
already made up his mind, that Mr> Franklin waa a VBry aht^wdf 
intelligent person, and ^^wionsly ordered an aidenie-camp to Incite the 
two yonng men to the next day*a dinner. When they appeared he was 
Terj pleasant and good-natnred ; the ^ndemen of tha General's family 
made much of ibcm* They behaTed^ as became persona of their name, 
with modesty and good breeding; tbey returned home delighted with 
their entertammenty nor was tbeir mother leas pleased at the oiTiliciei 
which hia ExcoUency had shown to her boyi , In reply to Braddocli^i 
mtsiagef Madam Esmond penned a billet in her best style, acknow- 
ledging Mb politesesSf and begging bis Excellency to Jix the time when 
^e might have the honour to recetre him at CasUewood. 

We may be sure that the arriyal of the army and the Appioaehiiig 

> iMiQipaign formed the subject of continued couTersation in the OastlB* 
vood family* To make the campaign was the dearest wish of llarfj^ 
life. He dreamed only of war and battle; he was for erer with tJhi 
officen at WiUiis^msburg ; he scoured and cleaned and polished all titt 
gana and b words in the house; he renewed the amusementa of 
childhood I and had the negroes under arma. His mother^ who 
gaUant spirit, knew that the time waa come when one of her boya 
leaTe her and serve the king. She scarce dared to think on whom 
lot sbonld falL She admired and respeoted the elder, but she §dl that 
she loved the younger boy with all the passion of her heart. 

Eager as Harry was to be a soldier, and with all his thoughts bant on 
that gtorions scheme^ he too scarcely dared to totiob ou the subject nenreat 
his hearts Ouce or twice when he ventured on it with Ocrorgef the^ 
Jatter^s countenance wore an ominous look. Harry had a feudal attach'^ 

[ meut for hie elder brother, worshipped him with an extravagant regard, 
And in all ttunga gave way to him as the ohiel So Harry saw^ to his 
infinite terror, how George, too, in hia grave way, was occupied wiih 
military matters. Seorge had the wars of Bugene and Hariborougli 
down from his hookahelves, all the military books of his grandlktlier, 
and tha moart warlike of Plutarch's lives. He and Dempster wttm 

f juraotising with the ^ils egaiiu The old Scotchman was an adept in th« 
military art, though somewhat shy of saying where he learned it> 



01 thtt 

m flV 



Madam Esmond made her two boys the bearers of the letter in reply 
to his Excellency's message, accompanying her note with sneh large and 
lumdsome pveaenta for the Oeueral's ata^ and the of&ct'rs of the two 
Boyal Regiments, as caused the General more than once to thank Mr. 
Framkttn for having been the means of bringing this welcome nlly 



S^Sm 



fllB ?IBGIXIAKS, 



49 



ifilii Ik* aKfft|t. '^ Would not one of the joutig gentlemen like to see tlie 
mmmagn f^ Uie OenerAl miked. '* A friend of iheir», who often spoke 
of Uitia Mr, Wa^biJiftoa, who hud been nnluoky in thr affair of last 
alrtTftdj promked to join him &» aide-de-camp, and hit 
> WdtM liidl; take osothor pung Virginian gentbmrui into 
Hi h^SfJ* Futryfl ejes brightened and his fa^ flush&d at this offer, 
*' Ha Wo«^ i '^ aU hi» heart to f^o V* he erted out George gaid» 

halriy kit ^ i^unger hrsjther^ that one of them would be prond to 

I bla Ka^eUeiiicjt whibt it would bft the other- b duCj to take eare 
' at home* Harry allowed hia senior to speak, Hi« will 
mia «vn allD obtdiaiit to Oeor^'s* Hawtivor mneh be desired to go, ht 
imld mti fVWkoilliea ufitil George had declared himsotf. He long«d so 
fpf fba nm|Mifit, that the actual wiib made hiin timid^ lie daj-ed not 
wftak ao tbo mmttef as he wi^nt home with George* They rode for mUes 
la dlfftor, ar atiOTe to talk upon indi^Teront suhjocts ; each kuawii]^ 
wluit waa ptaaiag In Urn other'a mind^ and afraid to bring the awM 
flMHillsn to ttA fiMiia 

On tfwir airira] at homo the boy* told their mother of Otnfral 
QC«r* ** I knew it must happen/' she said ; *^ at aucH a 
SA Ike eewiti^ our famiJy must eomr^ forwards HAre jon--haYo 
jQtt MfUM yvl wyA of ) ou is t4> l^a? e mi; f *^ and she luoked anxJouilf 
frvai aaa to aool2i«r, drt^a^lioj^ to hear eilhi'r name. 

**11ie jMt&lfWl onglit to go, m oilier ; of ooiine I onght to go!** oriat 
aMXTjt lam^i^ Tarj red. 

^ Of omitaay ha ooght/* said ICrt. Honntoin* who was maetit al tlieir 
talk. 

**T1taiti! Venataia sayt to! I told jon tot'* ^gab oriea Harry, with 
a aid^cinc look at Qeorge. 

** Tba llcad of the famitj ought to gi>, mother/' laji Oeor^, sadly, 
** ITo * DO t you are ill, and hava never iveovered your lever. Ouglit 
Wtoge^Uoimlmizi?" 

*' Too wevild make the h^^ id i^ldiert 1 know that, deattid HaL Ton 
aod Oeorp* Waidililgion are guni friendmi and could travel wall together. 
awl ha dfoea not eare for m^, tior 1 f»ir himf howi^vcr mueh he la adintn4 
Ib Ilia laJBtfly. Bat you tcet 'tis the law of llooour, my ftarry/' (tie 
ipoha to hb hfolher with a volc^ of extraordinary kitidueta and 
u) ** The grief I hai'e li^d in this niatUf has hecn that l mnat 
t thee. I mitil go. Hiiil Kaif' riven you tha benefit of that esttm 
kaJf-heor of life wbioh 1 have had before yoUf it wonid bAfn lieeD jfoor 
M, aai fen wenld have elaimed your right to go fijat,— joti ksmr ftm 
wtthL** 

•• Ti«t Oaerge,** wd poor flarry , " I own I thould.** 
** Ti?o wilt itay ai liome^ and take G:%re of Castlewood and enr sioCher* 

are htn? tti fill my pliWH!, I wonld ISkm 



, you 1 



U aBythiai; happena 1 
I ftTi way, my dear, as you. I kmrvf, w«)ultl lay down your life to aerra 
Ite. Itot taeh of iia mnit do bis 4aty» What wotUd euf graftdfhtttr 

«jrilUfmth«r«r" 



THE YIS6INIAN& 



The mother looked proudly at her tvo mbs. "Uj papa would ny 
that his hoyi were genUemen," faltered ]£adam Enaond, and left thi 
young men, not ohooaing» pwhape, to riiow the eoiotion which wai 
filling her heart. It was speedily known amongst the servants that Mr. 
George was going on the campaign. Dinah, €koife*a foster- mother, was 
loud in her lamentations at losing him ; Phillis, Harry's old nurse, wss 
as noisy because Master Geoi^ge, as usual, was piefored over Master 
Harry. Sady, George's servant, made preparations to follow hia master, 
bragging incessantly of the deeds whieh he would do, while Gumbe^ 
Harry's boy, pretended to whimper at being Idt behind, thou^ at 
home, Gumbo was anything but a fire-eater. 

But, of all in the houae, Mrs. Miwintain was the most angry at 
George's determination to go osi the oampaign* She had no patiencs 
with him. He did not know what he waa doing by leaving home. She 
begged, implored, insisted that he should alter his determination ; and 
vowed that nothing but misohisf would eome from his departure. 

George was surprised at the pertinacity of the good lady's opposition. 
" I know, Mountain," said he, ** that Harry would be the better soldier; 
bat, after all, to go is my duty." 

** To stay is your duty ! " says Mountsin, with a stamp of her toot. 

<' Why, did not my mother own it when we talked of the matter just 
now?" 

'' Tour mother!" says Mrs. Mounts, with a most gloomy, sardonio 
laugh ; " your mother, my poor child ! " 

** What is the meaning of that mournful countenance. Mountain ?" 

"It may be that your mother wishes you away, George!" Mrs. 
Mountain continued, wagging her head. " It may be, my poor deluded 
boy, that you will find a father-in>law when you come back." 

" What in heaven do you mean?" cried George, the blood rushing 
into his faoe. 

" Do you suppose I have no eyes, and cannot see what is going on? 
I tell you, child, that Colonel Washington wants a rich wife. When 
you are gone, he wiU ask your mother to marry him, and you will find 
him master here when you come back. That is why you ought not to 
go away, you poor, unhappy, simple boy ! Don't you see how fond she 
is of him ? how much she makes of him ? how she is always holding 
him up to you, to Harry, to everybody who comes here ? " 

" But he is going on the campaign, too," cried George. 

^< He is going on the marrying campaign, child ! " insisted the widow. 

" Nay ; General Braddock himself told me that Mr. Washington had 
accepted the appointment of aide-de-camp." 

" An artifice ! an artifice to blind you, my poor child ! " cries Moun- 
tain. " He will be wounded and come back — ^you will see if he does 
not. I have proofii of what I say to you — ^proofs under his own hand — 
look here ! " And she took from her pocket a piece of paper in Mr. 
Wsshington's well-known handwriting. 

" How came you by this paper ?" asked George, taming ghastly pale. 



TEE TUitaiNIAKa 



*c I — I Iwmd It la tl»« H»jor'« oliftiobcr ! " lajs Um. Kioinimjif with 
bok. 
i ntd Uio ptinto letteis of a gotssi atajing m our liouae f ** cxied 
** For i)i4me I I ir^ aoi look ftt tJd& paper<'^ AimI Uo iluAg it 
Urn fio W tlw fir» before htus* 

i Qonlil not bolp it, George ; - twaa by elianoe, I gi?e yoa my wordi 
dumet^. Yqu know Oovcriior Dbwiddie is to hare tho 
ft roon, tad the Ptaic-room u got ivady for Mr. BrnddQek, and 
I ftspMtliif tvet M muok oompanji nm! I Utid to take tbo thiiigt 
i tbt Mljar IttToa bifi — h% treita tlie house just aa if it wai bis 
own ftlfvsdjr^ — into Ma new roomj and thitt iLaif-BbetJt of papor fell out of 
^ ~ I «filfpf"book, And I jtiit ga^e one look fit it b^ thi mtrc^t cbAsee, 
I siw wbAt it waa it wiu my duty to rt:ad iV* 
^ j^m 9T^ A martyr to duty, Moimtaiii I ' * Q^sorgo i&Idf gritidy. ^* I 
^ iij Mn. BlOftboiird thi>ught it irut iier duly to bok ibruugh tUo 

' I BiV«r did look tliroogh tka key-kolo, 0eorg«, It*g a sbamo you 

~ ~i i^ ao ! Ii who buva watched, atid totid&'d, and nu^wsd joti, like 

who KaTo ftato up wholu wi:«ki with yon m fi^vi^rn, and 

i ywk tem jour bid to the aofa ui ib«i« arms, Tb<;rc, »ir, I don*t 

t JM tkcfi nviB. My iitMi Moiwtaiii^ indeed ! BoaH tell me I Vou 

A ttuttan^ and eall ti^mea^ and wouad my ft^elbg^, who bare 

I yw« like yottf motlwr— liku ymir rooth«r?— 1 only hoix? ihc may 

f fum Ikaif aa wcJL 1 say vau are ull un^'r^^tefuL My Mr. Mountain 

) a WT^rfebi and vTery Qtw of you i» an bad.'* 

wms tpiit ft egnDuld(»ring log or two in the Hre-pbcei and ao 
i HetOBlaia taw tliai the paper waa m m danpi as it lay aoeniil 
, er elxr would huxo uh^d h at Um ri»k of burniBg ber own 
nd «fa ibo utki^d Uie abovo po^sionAie dofcueo of Ler oonduot* 
YMuipe 0«oi|^ waa abeorbtd in bis dismal tbong hta ; pprkaps blf 
JnkwQT «irar|iQwered ]uni« hr he did not reilii Msf furtbu- whuii uhM 
ec gepe d down mad pJeked ujp the ptptr. 

** T«ii should tiiaak your ctar*^ ebild, that I tnrod the Tctttr.*^ ined 
*'Sr»! hcee ia% his own wt^rd^, in \d% ^tQ%i b;g hun^ ;e 

It was not mj fault that ho wroi« th^ui, or that I i m. 

fur yourself, 1 lay, George? Warrington, and bo tkaukfui that 
r poor diKar eld Mounty is witch tng ovi>r jou,'* 
Bf try word and Utter upon tho unlucky pajjor was perfectly olt-ar. 
nm oyve «ould not hi4p takinj;? iu the oantonts of tht^ dootimont 
** Nnt s word of this, Muuntaia/* ho said, giving hat a 
Ml^thd Ufik, *' l^l wiU return this paper to Mr* Wsahington/* 

MotmlaUi wtti t cJired at kii f!ie^, at tbo idea of what i!il» had done, 
ABil what micht ensut!* Wlim hia moihvr, with ahirm in her eonnte* 
aaktii bim mi dionc^r what ailetl him thai he kelced ee paU f 
i suppose, madam f " mjt h^ fiUtng himi^lf a great bunker of 
~^ that to lea?e such a lander JUkChur u yea daee nai 
[frief?" 




THE YIB6INIAK8. 



The good lad J ooold not uideTstand his words, hit itnuige, fioM^ 
looks, and stranger laughter. He bantered aU at the table ; oalled tn 
the servants and langhed at them, and drank more and more. Eash 
time the door was opened, he tamed towards it : and so did MioantaiB, 
with a guilty notion that Mr. Washington would step in. 



CHAPTEB VnL 
nr WHICH eEOBes buffebs nu>x ▲ ooxxoh i^Twufi. 

Ok tiie day appointed for Madam Esmond's entertainment to te 
General, the house of Castlewood was set out with the greatest splendour; 
and Madam Esmond arrayed herself in a muoh more magnificent dicas 
than she was aooustomed to wear. Indeed, she wished to do erery 
honour to her guest, and to make the entertainment — ^whioh in reelitf 
was a sad one to her— as pleasant as might be for her oompany. The 
General's new aide-de-camp was the first to aniye. The widow received 
him in the covered gallery before the house. He dismounted at the 
steps, and his servants led away his horses to the well-known quarters. 
No young gentleman in the oolouy was better mounted or a better horse- 
man than Mr. Washington. 

For awhile ere the Major retired to divest himself of his riding-boots, 
he and his hostess paced the gallery in talk. She had much to say to 
him ; she had to hear from him a confirmation of his own appointment 
as aide-de-camp to (General Braddock, and to speak of her son's ap» 
preaching departure. The negro-servants bearing the dishes for the 
approaching feast were passing perpetually as they talked. They de- 
scended the steps down to the rough lawn in front of the house, and 
paced awhUe in the shade. Mr. Washington announced his Excellency's 
speedy approach, with Mr. Franklin of Pennsylvania in his coach. 

This Mr. Franklin had been a common printer's boy, Mrs. Esmond 
had heard; a pretty pass things were coming to when such persons 
rode in the coach of the Commander-in-Chief! Mr. Washington said, a 
more shrewd and sensible gentleman never rode in coach or walked on 
foot. Mrs. Esmond thought the Major was too liberally disposed 
towards this gentleman; but Mr. Washington stoutly maintained 
against the widow that the printer was a most ingenious, useful, and 
meritorious man. 

" I am glad, at least, that as my boy is going to make the campaign, 
he will not be with tradesmen, but with gentlemen, with gentlemen of 
honour and fashion," says Madam Esmond, in her most stately manner. 

Mih. Washington had seen the gentlemen of honour and fashion over 
their cups, and perhaps thought that all their sayings and doings were 
not precisely such as would tend to instruct or edify a young man on 
his entrance into life ; but he wisely chose to tell no tales out of school, 



THE VIBGOIANS. 



fiS 



Ottd &M tilii H&rrj a&d Qeorgt, now ibey were oomtn^ into Uid world, 
Wttt liloi Hmr shftr« of good and bad, and hear what both lorU bad W 
■^. 

^ Ik b« witb a wt«ran officer of the fineit armj In tlie world," 
ilHtred Ibe widow ; ** witii ^^atUraen who hay© hc^a bred in tbe midrt 
«f til* CooH ; with fHefidi of hk liof al HighneM th« Dfike ^* 

Tk0 widow'i friend onl^ inollned hia head* lie did not choose to 
§3ikm kk counleiianon to depart from iU uiual handsotae grmrity* 

"Asd wHb yoUi dt^ar Colonel Washington, bj whoia my father 
alwmji •«! taeh iito»i You don't know bow mucb he trusted in jan. 
Too wiU ta)tii oarw of ntj boy, iir, wUi not jon ? You are bat fire yoart 
nidcr^ 1^ I trnit to yon more thim to hb leniorfl : my father always told 
tlw akOdnBt I alway bndo tbem, to look up to Mr. Washinglon/' 

** Too Iphow I would have done aitytbingr to win Colonel Eamoftd *s 
iiffiivr. Iladaidi liow muoii would I not Yentnro to merit hi« dangh* 
•**af 

TIn gioitUmaii bowed with not too iU a grnee, Tba lady blutbcdt 
and df9pptd oo# of tha loweit ourtsi«s« (Madam £»mood'i eurtiey wae 
0QM4d«ftd ttnfHalltd oYf r the wbok pfovinee.) '' Mr. Wsmhiagton^'^ 
aba aild« ^^ will bt alway a sure of a mother*! aflucrtionf whtl»t he girti 
ac» a«ali ol lua fca b«r ebildreii." And so layiog tho guT« him btr 
taidf whkk h9 ktaod with firofound politeness* The little lady pit»- 
wmify ti tflliiwl hvr mausian, Uaninf upon the tall young otficer^s 
•no* Bm l2i«y wara Joiiiad by Qeorgc^ who oama to them, aooorately 
id linbly attired, tainting liis parent and his friend alike 
hm w4 napeetful bows. Now-««dayi», % ycrosg man walka into 
te moUiar^a lOom with hob^nailad hif^h-laWA, and a wide*awake on bis 
liaa^ ; aad instaad of making her a bow, puffs a ei^ar into her faf?e. 

Eat Ucrr—- *^''^T^b ha made ih» lowest posathb bow to Mr. Wask- 
iBftoo an^^ f, wai by no means in j^nod humaitr with either of 

thiiai, A funnc mmihi played round the lawcr prtrt of hit ooiint«nsnpe, 
wUkt watnllflllllf md wrath j;larcd out from the two uppL^r windows* 
Wkal kid been aaid of donef Notliing tliat mi|^bt not have bi^on 
pmtbrmtd m oltamd before tho most decent, polite, or piooi oompany. 
Wliy tkcQ ahirald Madam Esmond oontinna to hluah, and the brave 
Oaioaai tu look aonkiwhat red, as be •h0ak bis young frivnd^i Wnrl. 

Tbe Coladeial aakod Mr, Oeofgi if be had had g^ti sjiurt ? '* No," 
s^s 0«cffg*« eurtly* *' Have youf*' And then be looked at thn 
fktflam of bia latlier, wbleh buns; in the parlotir„ 

Tbii Calsoal, nat n taikatiTo man ordinarily, straSj^htway tnttrtd into 
» Un^ daicfiptiaa af bis sporty and described whc^Tc he had been la the 
id what woods he had hunted with the kttijyt^s oMcsrs ; how 
Wfda they had ibotf and wliat gia* lliay had hrou^xht down, 
^\ r.^'t & it>citUr man ordinarily, tbt CoAoB^ mode a tonc^ deittrip* 
u*s heavy p<T*Hin and Ssr<>at boots, as ht.* ttuundertd 
.,. _i4n woods, bunUng, aa %lwf oilled iU *ith « pack of 
Hallierrd from Tariims buuM», wiib a paolc if atgrota baskttm aa 




M THB HBGHHAKB. 



loud as tlie dogs» and afltoaHj Amil&Dg tibe dMr wfaan Htuf oasM ii 
sight of him. «'Great God, sbl** saya Mr. Braddaofc, pdBfig aai 

hlowing, ** what would Sir Rohert haye said in Norfolk, to aee a waB 
hunting with a fowling-piaoo in his hand, and s padk of dogs Mteally 
laid on to a tuke j I " 

"Indeed, Gokmd, yon an tbMj oamioal iSbh nftermMmr** ariea 
Madam Esmond, with a naat littlo liuigh, whilst her aon Hstened to tta 
story, looking more glum than ov«r. "What Sir Bobart is iSkan Ht 
Norfolk P Is ho one cf the newly arrivad anny-gentlcmen P " 

^The General meant Norfolk at hoaoe, madam, not NerfiiA in Tlr> 
ginia,*' said Cohmel Washington. «' Mr. Bmddoek had been talking ef 
a Tisit to Sir Robert Walpole, who lired in that coonty, and of tha gseit 
hunts the old minister kept there, and of hia grand palaoa, snd kia 
pictures at Honghton. I should like to see a good iMd and a good fox- 
chase at home better than any sight in tiio worldy** tiba bona 
added with a sigh. 

" NeTortheLess, thers is good sport haia» aa I wai avyingy'* Mid ; 
Esmond, with a sneer. 

<< What sportP** cries the other, hioking at him. 

" Why, sore rou know, without looking at me ao fteroely, and stamp- 
ing your foot, as if you were going to oharpre me with the foils. Aia 
you not the best sportsman of the country-side P Are there not all the 
fish of the field, and the beasts of the trees, and the fowls of the aea — no 
— the fish of the trees, and the beasts of the sea — and the — boh I Yon 
know what I mean. I mean shad, and salmon, and rockfish, and roe- 
deer, and hogs, and buj&loes, ond bisons, and elephants, for what I know. 
I'm no qportsman." 

" No, indeed,*' said Mr. Washington, with a look of soaroely repreased 
soom. 

" Yes, I understand you. I am a milksop. I haye been bred at my 
mamma's knee. Look at these pretty apron-strings. Colonel ! Who^ 
would not like to be tied to them P See of what a charming colour they 
are I I remember when they were black — that was for my grondfother.*^ 

*^ And who would not mourn for such a gentleman P " said the Colonel^ 
as the widow, surprised, looked at her son. 

** And, indeed, I wish my gr.mdfiather were here, and would resurge^ 
as ho promises to do on his tombstone ; and would bring my father, the 
Ensign, with him." 

" Ab, Harry ! '' cries Mrs. Esmond, bursting into tears, as at thin 
juncture her second son entered the room — in just ^uch another snit^ 
gold corded frock, braided waistcoat, silrer-hilted sword, and solitaire as 
that which his elder brother wore. '* Harry, Harry ! " cries Mad mm 
Esmond, and flies to her younger son. 

'< What is it, mother P" asks Harry, taking her in his arms. <<Wlut 
is the matter, CofenelP" 

''Upon my life, it would pussla ma to say," anawered the Colondiy 
biting hia lipa. 



TH8 ?lfi60Ullll. 



I ^otttioQ, Hd, about : hi think TUftljr 

jtnoar iwothff ; a«^ no dot. ," 

wfll fim pi^nt to spiftk for ^mip^ell i' - cried ih» Ooloiiel, 
J «pti Mid IImii itiiking bjj woiee &gmifi, 
' B# tpitik* tov mtioh for bimftrlf/^ we|}t Ute wMov. 
' 1 f«oic«t t ign^ inj nior? know tl^o »oiiro« of tliiae teart ttinn the 
k of til* Kilo," fsiil Q^afge ; ** «id if ilm pi-^ture of mf Jl»ltiiir wtn 
li Ing^ to erf « I ibmitil ^i»oat ha much wondtr at die pnternid Ceftr&. 
Wkit IhftVi J iitt«*red? An alluiion to ribbcina! Is thci% some 
foliaaoi fin is thimif mhMi baa Wwn ttuck into tnjr moth^jf^s lieart by 
m IpiillT iScod of & I^nilon mantimm&k^'r? I praf^sMd to wt^ to bii 
M ttt Uitae lotelx rfint aU mf life long/' ind hi: tTimed li piroucito on 

'"Oiofft Wairia^ton. What d#Ttl*« dan m iire j^on dftnotng now?" 
mktd ^Bmnff who lorv^ bb mother, wbi> )ovetl >Ir, Wftfhbigfioa, but 
vkiv «<f «11 waluffg , iaTerl ftnd ad miff d Kia ^irntrher Qmngt, 

** If V ilfl«r ebikt, yon tlo sot ssd^nitiLnd duncin^ — j^m oaf« nol for tht 
i MS |ft HO tnoro tnudo out of ft i^innet thun bf pnllm^ 
i bug bf ib« tw^ By mitun you wer« made fur a nun— a man of 
4» fiol BRiB a iiTwnty-four, Colonel Gtaff«, iLkci that bulk 
bfoQfbt telHiUHnf Mr< Bnuidrick into ottt rtvtr* His Exeel- 
ksey^ *iQ^ ti m mm < * .a foMowor of Iho tports of thu ficM. 

I «■ « mlSMPf u I amour to jmy/* 

^ V'lni ncfif iliowtd it r<L Igu beat that great Mniyl&nd men was 
Iwim pmn dm,'* hmtkB out nftrr>*. 

«* Cr*Mbr MiifiMMi^ Qtaq[tt< *th iMpf^ ivy bd, «r tils« 'tis tttptomm, 
a« t^ tonb wtXi kiitw wb«ii wo foUo^^d lohooL Dot 1 ^m of & 
4|«iet tocB, and wwold n«Tcr lift mj band to {roll a triggtri no, nor a noft'' , 
Bor aoytklBf IhkI s roAe/* iind hen be look and hnniEed one of Mada^m 
KmioaoTi kt%bl farnk opT^m ribiKnu* ** I bnte »poriiti|7, wfiieb yom 
ti»d tbo ColMiid Im ; and I want to shooi noUUng ftUrt?, not a turki^y, 
9^ m IkinMap, «er nn oxg nor an Mt, not Mftlilsiir ^bul Hju •kti* 
HiQv fvHi vf Mr- Wft«htngton'« iire prrtlHy jujwdtfed.'* 

TW militia aotoB*!, who h«d bc«n offrnded by th« fir»t part of tb* 
UXkt aid very mneb pttrr* ■ ^- * !t* lEut, hod taken m Biod««i dtii^bl 
§fwm Uto frtat obfim Iki- ^ toddy wbleb atood to waleoma fta 

f«a4a is tbia aa in all ■ d waa fartbat waHS^g Mm^ 

vdf by pamf tha bakoi) % mner, 

Agaim alSMil roaoQcilfHi witci ukj r lacr, tba maaaid nuHbtr itood 
fMii^ a baad tt^ aaeb of het tmii. Otorgi.^ pttk bta dhmnga^ bttd oe 
rV abMiJim ^ I «y one tltii»f » Gvorgri*' layt bit, w^ • tuabisf 



•* fcy twraty fMsg;!^ Dsii K r< other 

•• If ywt* at^ Did ImmI af nj- rt^fl ffms*! fnrt fbr 10D9f 

gawii and htmttaf^ Ibdof tlr \ .« ^^^ ^^ ^/^ 

■ft bsoir ttftd bv fttltl, and hi t ^ and Mr. 

InddpdC'ibat'iwlial Iiay/* vp) > iiarry,dtiivmD^ butiwil wfUb tyi ad l . 



66 THE YIBGINIAirS. 



The widow looked eagerly firom tlie dark-haired to the Dur-liaiied boy. 
She knew not from which die would like to part. 

'< One of our fiiunily must go becanae honneor oblige, and my nana 
being number one, number one muit go firat," aaya Geuge. 

'< Told yon so," said poor Hany. 

^' One must stay, or who is to look after mother at home P We can- 
not afford to be both scalped by Indians <» frioasaeed by Frenoh. 

'* Fricasseed by Frenoh," cries Harry, " the best troopa of the wwddl 
Englishmen! I should like to see tiiem fricasseed by the Frendi! 
What a mortal thrashing you will giye them I " and the brayelad sighed 
to think he should not be present at the battue. 

George sate down to the harpsichord and played and sang, ** Malfarook 
s'en ra t*en guerre Mironton mironton mirontaine," at the aoond of 
which music the gentleman from the balcony entered. <' I am playiflf 
< God saye the King,' Colonel, in compliment to the new expedition." 

'* I never know whether thou art laughing or in earnest," said the 
simple gentleman, << but surely methinks that ia not the air." 

George performed ever so many triUa and quavers upon hia harp- 
sichord, and their guest watched him, wondering, perhaps, that a 
gentleman of George's condition oould set himself to such an effeminate 
business. Then the Colonel took out his watch, saying that his 
Excellency's coach would be here almost immediately, and asking leave 
to retire to bis apartment and put himself in a fit condition to appear 
before her ladyship's company. 

"Colonel Washington knows the way to his room pretty well!" 
said George, from the harpsichord, looking over his shoulder, but never 
offering to stir. 

'^Let nie show the Colonel to his chamber," cried the widow, in 
great wrath, and sailed out of the apartment, followed by the enri^ged 
and bewildered Colonel, as George continued crashing among the keys. 
Her high-spirited guest felt himself insulted, he could hardly say how * 
he was outraged, and he could not speak ; he was almost stiffing with anger. 

Harry Warrington remarked their friend's condition. " For heaven's 
sake, George, what does this all mean ? " he asked his brother. " Why 
shouldn't he kiss her hand f " (George had just before fetched out his 
brother from their library, to watch this harmless salute.) " I teU you 
it is nothing but common kindness." 

'' Nothing but common kindness ! " shrieked out George. ** Look at 
that, Hal ! Is that common kindness ? " and he showed his junior the 
unlucky paper over which ho had been brooding for some time. It was 
but a fragment, though the meaning was indeed dear without the 
preceding text. 

The paper commenced . . . '' m older than myself, but J, agaU^ am 
older than my years ; and you kfiow, dear brother^ have ever been eon^ 
sidered a saber person. All children are better for a father* s superin- 
iendence, and her two, I trust, tciU find in me a tender friend and 
yuardianJ* 



THJE V1H0D*-IAKS, 



m 



** Framl sad gnaidi&ii ! Ciir»e him ! ^' sHrteked out Ot^grg^, clench* 
tajr tib iiiti iTiil hh bfother read oo : 

*• , , , HU JtaUmm^ offer which Gi?neral Bniddofk fmtk madit $ne, 
wt$ti^ ^aPMTf , «&%« HM So p^iptme thtjs maiUr until afUr the mmpait^n^ 
W%tm w§ hmm pWn IA# Fntm-h a ^ufficivni drtdbing, I ^hdl r%iwm io 
rtp0M mmdtr wf^f oini vtttt ii»djit^~ir^,*^ 

** It« flKftOA Cwtl9W0<KLi Thfi£ tir« Im vines/" Gi^orgs tiri«i again, 
tlukifig^ lllft iltft *t tht (iTDpprrB saoiiiDg themfteh^eA on the w&lL 

*•. . • TTHder tmj o«rn ri>i^ and Ji4f*tr9e ; Ufhrr^ I hope ioon toprtt^mi 
•if d^mr hrQihrr to Ai* ntw sistrr~in*lttw. She Aot a preUy Scripture 
iMi««#, trAtcl *■ • ♦ * "~And here the dooument «iid«Hi. 

** Wlilck u RmhtV* Otiorjyftf wt*tjl nn bitterly, »* Eacbal ti by bo 
iB^ng vitpbif for her ohiklren, und has every d«dfe to b9 oonxfort^^ 
JidiTv ffafrjr t I^t tit upstAirB at once, kneel down u beoomet us, and 
njf, * Ptftt pafitti w«dooino to your houw) of Caj^ibwood.^ *^ 




CHAPTEB IX. 

HiB BxoeUiOQj ^ Commuider-in-Chiof iot forth to pay his wmt ta 

Kiimd in vuoh a stato anil iplendour as Weamt tho fi»t 

la ftH Kit Mi^efety'!^ colonies, plantstionH, and po«am»lona of 

. His ffmaitl of drD^ixinx preceded him out of Williama* 

l«i|( is tbo midst of i^ immctis^ shuutuii^ jind vclliiii? of a byd, and 

ftm/tam!^ Mgm, popukUtJti* llio Oenerml mt« ixi his own oooob* 

CipCaiB IwDadgr, ids Ex<Mllenoy*s Mastar of th^ Hohm?, 4itt«iided Jtim 

n tka door of the pondimmi «mhla»Qti«d irehtc1«, rhlin\g; by tho aldo 

if tka cairiage dumg the jounioy froia Willkiiijibiirg to Madam 

EavNad*t hoiiio. Major BunverHf llidc^*dc-ealll|>, iatn in tbo fmtit of the 

tarrtunt with tltr littL^ iumtinttstiirfrqm Phikdclphiit, Mr, FmakUnp who, 

r>oiiii wiia a wondrrful »hr«wd (ivmuu^ nn kin 

^._- ._,., _ ,..:tnn»n of his family were fain to arknowletip;;*, 

^▼Upa <j thr moft curious tnfopinntion ri>*[ic<;tin|^ tjiw ctjlony, 

9ebd if^gttjui u*^ 1 ij^i^md too, wh*;re Mr, Franklin had liecn nioro thun 

<*sr, •* *Twmi rxlr*DfdiiiiU7 how a prrsonof mch humble ori^'in ihonld 

^itvt ftCi|iftitf<d lOeh a ^uriplj of I (taming, nnd such a fKiliitmiis of 

to»s Mr, Franklin I** his EjicvUi^noy was pltiued to oWrri»» 

: his iial fraeiouily to tha postmasU^r, 

Tilt fiwtiiiaairr bowed, Kud it had i>co& his occaitinnal jrood fortunr to 

UlKte^lseoin men like hi» K- x md that ht* hsd 

^Avs^vsaCa^) ytv t^ itudy t^, -s" manmtni, Jind 

*ai|^ Mmtlf t >' nit^ht. Ail tor idiirjiti^'m, h<i eoatd 

*♦ b«Hi aiiit :, p Win If hut in btriLitt^nod droum- 

p and tbii adftuOdffvt i^uoli ia his naUva oonntry of Hmw Enf landi 



6S THE TOBEXIASB. 



but he had done to the ntmoet of his poww, and gaflmed lAmt he amU 

— he knew nothing like what they had in EnglaikL 

Mr. Braddoek bont oat laughing, and said, ** At iw adveatifliiy tint 
were gentlemen of the army, bj George, what dfdii^ kaoir w lwl he r HMf 
shonld i^U boll with two Vb or om. He had heard the Doha if 
Marlborough was no special good penman. He had not fta hammt d 
serving under that noUe oommander — ^his Grace was before hk tine— 
but be thrashed the Frenoh ioandlj, although he waa no aaholar.'' 

Mr. Franklin said he \iaa aware of bolli thooe fhets. 

<<Nor is my Bake a soholar," went <ni Mr. Braddoek— «« aha, Ife 
Postmaster, you haye heard that, too— I aee hj the wink in yonr lya." 

Mr. Franklin instantly withdrew the obnoodons or satirical wiak b 
his eye, and looked in the General^s jolly nmnd ISmo witii a pair of oifes 
OS innocent as a baby's. '* He's no sdiohir, but he ia a matak for say 
French general that erer swallowed the English for JHea m t dm fnyiimrf 
He saved the orown for the best of kings, his royal father, his Moit 
Gracious Majesty King George." 

Off went Mr. Franklin's hat, and from his large buckled wig esei^ed 
a great halo of powder. 

*' He is the soldier's best friend, and has been the uncompromising 
enemy of all beggarly red-shanked Scotch rebels and intriguing Romish 
Jesuits who would take our liberty from us, and our religion by George. 
His royal highness, my gracious master, is not a sehoUr neither, but 
he is one of the finest gentlemen in the world." 

<< I have seen his royal highness on horseback, at a review of the 
Guards, in Hyde Park," says Mr. Franklm. <'The Duke is indeed a 
very fine genUeman on horseback." 

<<You shall drink his health to-day, Postmaster. He is the best of 
masters, the best of friends, the best of sons to his royal old father ; the 
best of gentlemen that ever wore an epaulet." 

*' Epaulets ore quite out of my way, sir," says Mr. Franklin, laughing. 
" You know I live in a Quaker city." 

'< Of course they are out of your way, my good friend. Every man 
to his business. You, and gentlemen of your class, to your books, an^ 
welcome. "We don't forbid you ; we encourage you. We, to fight the 
enemy and govern the country. Hey, gentlemen ? Lord ! what roads 
you have in this colony, and how this confounded coach pltinges ! Who 
have wo here, with the two negro boys in liV^ ? He rides a good 
gelding." 

" It is Mr. Washington," says the aid^e-eamp. 

*' I would like him for a corporal of the Horse Grenadiers," said the 
General. << He has a good figure on a horse. He knows the eountrv 
too, Mr. Fraifklin." 

"Yes indeed." 

" And is a monstrous genteel young man, considering the opportu- 
nities he has had. I should have thought be had the polish of Europe, 
by George I should." 



nm Tummxm. 



* H# iIm* bli hoa^*^ taja Hr. Fmiiklin, looking fimoe^tJjr at th« 
Inel^ Hii «icesiplttr i»f En^liAH f^ltganae, who tat rcnigftsg 6^Qia 
lait aidt to tha oth^ of U&e earriag^f htn face ma seatkt na his coat^ 
■«Hilii^ ttl «f crj other word ; igisorant on ererr point off panid«» except 
tl» BwRli of • bottlt iiid Ihe looks of n wmfian ; not of high birth, f et 
tikmMf fnmd oC hit no-aneettry ; bmTe as a bttU-do^ ; ta^agv, luslftt], 
praAglU!, f i mtOM ; gcotla In lolt hio^nU ; «asj of Ioto imd l&tight^ ; 
mXi ^ Wk; «lli^ ttsnad : Miei-in^ his oouBttr the ^r^t in tha 
iMtU, nd 1m «■ food a featlaiimn as onj in it. '* Yes, he is tnlghlj 
mM^ §m a |»vriacial, itpoai my word^ He wn^ b«at at Fort What-d^jt- 
aiil-cia laal year, down by tli« UrngKoy riY«r. What's thu name 011% 

** TI10 Loid iliMi«, air,** mid Talmndgo ; ** and I dare say the PoaFt> 
waftff too^ «fco k la^ghinf at ut both." 

««00iptni!'* 

" Waa MfM ia a rrfalar tr^p* He bad only militia and Isdiaaa 
wxtli kbou 6o*d dij, Mr. Waahingtoa, A prettj aa^, elf. That mm 



^*fkal «l Wmt Ktee^ty* Tci, lir,'* iaid the frmitlea«ii| gtwtelf 
aa bo fod' x^l hf a eauplo of itaily n«^itm i^^oofni. 



IHofj 

to 



' I bogMi ni, fir, noTiir 



**yatl 



( bunting' mfn^ 
! until that TiiiluclEy diy/' 

w Icvic-*^ my good feEoir. Iron sboisld hare mmq 
tb« Kootchf and bo otiraed to th«m. You ^ould 
bmrm hmi womm Inopa wiib you/' 

** Ta«r EiooBipay known 'iiii my fMUBionate dt-nm to mo and aorro 
viih tlm,*' aald Vr. Wtivbin^^toii* 

** Bj' OooTfo Kr» fthaJl try nud gratify yon* ■!?," latd the Gm*^Ttt!, with 
sBO «f kii amal kn^ oatfaft ; mid on the beaty carrmgo rtilli^ towardi 
I; Mr. V\'iLfbin|?ton iLskiotif Icaro to f^^lcfp on a-hcatl, in ind«r 
» Kb SsoBlkfiayV ipoedy arrirttl to the ludy Uicrt^ 

of Iho Commaiader-b'Cblef wiis bo vIgw^ Chat toTttal 
I wko mm iniiUi to meet his Exc^llenry eJimo up with 
, and, not Hkinpf to fiAin thf frrat man on tho road, fomied 
i m thw dn^y wnlct? of ht* ahariot-wherk. Firtt ntnte 
Mr. Diowiddi«4 thia Lituttnnnt-OovcmoT of hta M''j*^tr'i jin»irmoi?, 
stlisiad kw Mm Mfi» otiraiitit and iu fompaiiy 1 Bmadhmt^ 

Um joiy wtftmmakiiff dloflasn. Thesis werv |<r and hy littfa 

Kr* IleBi|olBr. Cka yoonf fortlmo&'i lehuolinmfUr, in Irta fzr^t Eamil^ 
til* wif » trkiib ko k«ft te«eeaaioini of itatv. Ajton apprarcd Mr. Laws, 
t^ jttdfo wi tko oomt, wHk Uadam Lowi on a ptUloB keMod kfan, and 
bmh ooffjiaf a box ooittakiliig bar kdyihfp>*t eafn and 
t saala. Tkn |roioa%ion io<»k<fd 9q Indioroua, that Major 
i «ad Mr. fnaktlB oopytfif H, ki^kod ootrif hC« thongb not 00 
lovl aa to diOiifk kb IsotUosey, who w» askop by tkfa tiaw, bad* 
ttfl wkola •! tkia i^mmw wi naaiit, tnoro m, and ktttM tSio Oonmsndirr* 
Ma cMOfft of t^rafloosi to Mlow at tMr Mmr^ 'ClMa^ 





THE VIBOINIANa 



was room lisr all at CatUewood wIiml thoj eame. Hmm 

drink, and the beat tobaooo lor his Majeatj'B i(ddien» and langliiBg ad 

jollity for the negroes, and a plenteous weloome in their maatflta. 

The honest General required to be helped to most diahea at the taU% 
and more than once, and was for ever hdlding out bia glaaa for driak; 
Nathan's sangaree he pronounoed to be exoellenty and bad dnuik laiga^ 
of it on arriving before dinner. There was eyder, ale, bnmdjr, and plotf 
of good Bordeaux wine, aome whioh Colonel Esmond binaelf bad brou^ 
home with him to the oolonj, and whioh was fit for ptmU^^ei$ tmtmp 
said little Mr. Dempster with a wink to Mr. Broadbenty the aLargTmaa 
of the adjoining parish. Mr. Broadbent returned tiie wink and nod, 
and drank the wine without caring about the Latin, aa why ahoald 
he, never having hitherto troubled himself about the langnagaP Mr. 
Broadbent waa a gambling, guzaling, cook-fighting divine, wlio Iml 
passed much time in the Fleet prison, at Newmarket, at HoeUej in As 
Hole; and having gone of dl aorta of errands for bb firiand Loid 
Cinqbars, Lord Bingwood's son (my lady CinqbanTa waiting>-WDman 
being Mr. B.'s mother — ^I daresay, the modem reader had best not to be too 
particular regarding Mr^ Broadbent* s f&ther^s pedigree), had been of lets 
sent out to a church-living in Virginia. He and young George bad 
fought many a match of cocks together, taken many a roe in company, 
hauled in countless quantities of shad and salmon, slain wild geeae and 
wild swans, pigeons and plovers, and destroyed myriads of canvas-backed 
ducks. It was said by the envious that Broadbent was the midnight 
poacher, on whom Mr. Washington set his dogs, and whom he caned by 
the river side at Mount Yemon. The fellow got away from his captor's 
grip, and scrambled to his boat in the dark ; but Broadbent was laid up 
for two Sundays afterwards, and when he came abroad again, had the 
evident remains of a black eye, and a new collar to his coat. All the 
games at the cards had George Esmond and Parson Broadbent played 
together, besides hunting all the birds in the air, the beasts in the forest, 
and the fish of the sea. Indeed, when the boys rode together to get 
their reading with Mr. Dempster, I suspect that Harry stayed behind 
and took lessons from the other professor of European learning and 
accomplishments,— George going his own way, reading his own books, 
and, of course, telling no tales of his younger brother. 

All the birds of the Virginia air, and all the fish of the sea in 
season were here laid on Madam Esmond's board to feed his Exoellency 
and the rest of the English and American gentlemen. The giunbo 
was declared to be perfection (young Mr. George's black servant was 
named after this dish, being discovered behind the door with his head 
in a bowl of this delicious hotch-potch by the late Colonel, and grimly 
christened on the spot), the shad were rich and fresh, the stewed terra- 
pins were worthy of London aldermen, — before George, he would like 
the Duke himself to taste them, his Excellency deigned to say, and 
indeed, stewed terrapins are worUiy of any duke or even emperor. The 
negro-women have a genius for oookery, and in Castlewood kitehens 



THE VXRGINUSS. 




tbtr* wcr* adtplfl in IKq art bfougbt tip under Ibo ke^n eye of the 1ft te 
ttud lli9 initid. Hniiani E«iiiond, Certain of the dlBlvi^i, espc-ciuUy the 
mdjtmmt MidaaEaBond prepared herself with great uentnasii 
p; <ttrTi]if terml of tho principd pieott, as the kmdly 
iiituoQ of the dmj was, puttie^ up the Jaoed kpptta of her 
•ad ilii»wing the prettieit roimd mntiB and imaU handi and 
I wm thm parfonnod tbii ancient rite of a hoepitalit j not so languid aa 
n« old lair of the table waa that tlie miatrota wm to press bor 
witb m d#eatit eagemeia, to watoh aM tee vrhom fih«» eould 
\ to ioUiar otijojnient, to know cullniify anatomio seorets, nud 
MTfiiif oparatioDs upon fowU, fishf game, joinU of iii«Eit, and 
tm §mfh ; ta cb«er Ymr iniMta to f reeh effbrta, to whifiper her neighbour, 
Mc Bimddock : "I bare kept for j^oar £xo«llcni?j^ the jowl of thia 
Mtoflft.— I mHi take no denial 1 Mr. Franklin^ you drink only water, 
atTf tii^afli ottr«allar Kai wliolofome wine whiok giTca no bead-anhtfl,-* 
Mr. liatko^ jpra lora wood-ooek pie ? " 
^ BaMOM 1 kliov vbo makes tho paatry," taja Sir. Lawa, the Judges 
i ft pfiiMttd bow* ** I wi?«hf MadaiDf we h%d. stich a happy knaek of 
r al boOM aa you have at Costlewood. I often any to my wife» * My 
doaTi I wiah yon bad lladaai Etmood'i band.' " 

'Mi la a ?frry pnrtty band ; I am inre othen won Id lik« it too," iayi 
Mr, ftaUuMtiir ojf Bortcm, at which remark Mr* Kamond lookji hut holf- 
I at f^B fittia gvBtkman. 

t for a lijirht pte-emtt/* oontinnes the Judge, ** and my 
to yeo, Mailam.'^ And ho thloks the widow cannot hut bo 
by ibis oompUmcnt. £>he says simply that the had leseona 
waa at home in England for her edueatioti, and that thefo 
diabaa which her mother taught her to make, and whioh 
> od aoiu both llkedt She was Tory glad If they pleased het 
oaospaay* Mcr* anoh rf^marka follow : more dlthea ; ten times aa muoh 
ttaal aa ia naadfnl for the ^mpany. Mr* Washitigton does not tmbark 
ia til* gasaraJ oonYeraation muc>h^ but bo and Mr. Talmadga, and 
MMJiot l^unff!n« and th« Pofttmaater, are doep In t^k about roadt, 
man, oooyayaooai, lOiapUr botiea and artilbry train ; and tbo proTiu^ 
«lai sitilla D>lonal baa biti of htiad laid at iutcrrala on the tabic befom 
ya* ttd ilationa marlt«d out, <m wbioh ba baa hit ilnger, and regard^ 
r whkk 1m Stalking to bli fantbor ajdot-de-oainpi till a n«gni>Beffaiit 
tbf aaqyaai» bmabM oC tho Poto^oe with a napkin, lad 
I op the Ohio in a apoon, 
Ai tba and of dinoar, Mr. Brondb^nt loaTei hit plaoo and walks np 
Mlifald tJia Lloutiiiaii^Crovurnor*i chair, where he says Oraoe, returning 
ia Ilia aaa& and fnanmlng his knife and fi»rk when thia work of devtdiuu 
ia fRwr. And now tha twaeta and pnddtngi ore ooma, of wbidi J oon 
gm yoQ a list, if yoQ like : but what yoimg lady oarea tsa Iha puddinga 
^ UMlay, audi moft ttm tEOaa i^iiob wai« eattft a bosdttd yoarti agg, 
attd wbkla Madam Baoood had preparad for bar guasta with ao muck 
MHlBMa and akiU f Tkm^ iba tahlt bdog elearad, Nathan, bar obieC* 



THE YIBOINIiJIB. 



managery lays a glaai to ewery penon, and fiUa bia auateenTa. 
to the oompany, the laya ihe drinka but ona toait^ but 
beartilj all the gentteman preaent will joiii bar. Tba& aba aafib^ 
''His Majesty," bowing to Mr. Braddodk, who wikb bia uHim dn wap « 
and the acdonial gentleman all loyally lepaat tba nnma of tbair bdbiwi 
and gracioas Sovereign. And bezevqpon, having dmnk bar g^aa d 
wine and sainted all the company, the widow retina b a tw aa n . a low d 
negro-aenranta, performing one of bar Tery bandaomeat eortaifli at Ik 
door. 

The kind mistrasa of Gastlewood bora bar put in tba antartainMi 
with admirable spirit, and looked ao gay and bandaome, and ipoka witt 
anoh eheerfulneas and oonraga to all her oompany, that the £nr ladia 
who were present at the dinner eonld not bnt aongratnlnta Madaa 
Esmond npon the elegance of the feast, and aepeaially uptm. bar muum 
of presiding at it But they were aouoely got to bar dniwiny-voam, 
when her artificial oonrage failed her, and aha borat into tana on Ik 
sofa by Mrs. Laws's side, jnat in the midst of a oomplimant horn tbift 
lady. "Ah, Madam! "she said. *' It may be an bonoor, u yon ay, 
to have the King's representative in my bonse, and onr laaiily bii 
received greater personages than Mr. Braddook. Bat ha comea to tab 
one of my sons away from me. Who knows whether my boy will reton, 
or how ? I dreamed of him last night as wounded, and quite white, 
with blood streaming from his side. I would not be so ill-mannered 
as to let my grief be visible before the gentlemen ; but, my good Mrs. 
Jnstioe, who has parted with children, and who has a mother's heait 
of her own, would like me none the better, if mine were very easy thii 
evening." 

The ladies administered snch consolations as seemed proper or 
palatable to their hostess, who tried not to give way fSsrther to her 
melancholy, and remembered that she had other duties to perform, before 
yielding to her own sad mood. '* It will be time enough, Madam, to he 
sorry when they are gone," she said to the Justice's wife, her good 
aeighbonr. '* My boy must not see me following him with a wistfol 
face, and have our parting made more dismal by my weakness. It is 
good that gentlemen of his rank and station should show themselves 
where their country calls them. That has always been the way of the 
Esmonds, and the same Power which graciously preserved my dear 
father, through twenty great battles in the Queen's time, I trast and 
pray, will watch over my son now his turn is come to do his duty." And, 
now, instead of lamenting her fate, or farther alluding to it, I dare say 
the resolute lady sat down with her female friends to a pool of cords 
and a dieh of coffee, whilst the gentlemen remained in the neigbbouriog 
parlour, still calliog their toasts and drinking their wine. When one 
lady objected that these latter were sitting rather long, Madam Esmond 
said : <* It would improve and amuse the boys to be with the English 
gentlemen. Such society was very rarely to be had in their diataat 
provinoci and though their conversation sometimes waa fnt, aba was 



Uui ftnilgman snd men of fa^liioa would b&T» regard ta tbe 
joolh of b« «ia% and i»j ikotMn^ be£^ro them which ytiuiig poc»|ikf 



II ««■ AfitUol thftt Um EogU^b ge&liemcii tgliflhe^ the g«od oh^r 
fmij^l Ibr th^BU WIul*l the libdiei wore jtt At tbclr cord^, Natlimi 
VMM is aod «yfp9t9d Mjiu MiiunUim^ who rI fir&t &rled out — ^^'Nol 
ib* WvM gjw 60 i3Cior#— the Qtimmaa Iionl«:iujc they might hiiT«, ftmd 
wiloBBM, if they iliU wtnled mort — hut fihe would &ot ^Te any ntoro of 
tlie CoUflMlV** It Appeared thiit the dozen botUea of particuliL; cloxet 
Wl bvto ttlrMdy drunk up by the gpnlkmea, '* beflidet ale, oydeTi 
LieboD, mul Mjubir&i^' ujrs Mti. Moimtam, entuiifrftliag the 



MUNklilML 

But Ml 




ut Mailmtt Kimond wis for lyttinK &o itint iu tho boapitolitj of the 
AlfkC Mrs, MiratttAlu wu faiu to bustle awaj with hir k^} t to the 
mmmi vai&li whefe Uli Colottera particukr Bordeaux Uj, sitrfivmg itft 
aMter, wfe too hmd bztf p«MC)4 uiidcrgroaruL As thef went ott 
ilwir JpttOMf , Mfft. HoiintiLiii oslcod whothtT mnf ot the fCQlWitieii had 
lud tM miaitF Kathaa thottght UiaUi Broadbeat wu Upej-^hii 
jlinifi ttpgy ; 1m thiem thought Uiv Gan^ral gentkima wu tipej; ind 
lfi«ter Oeorgt waj A liilf drtink, 

Geoifil " otiti Uri. MoaatAin ; ^* whff lui will lit for daj^ 
loQthtiif a dnp." 

Ifathsii pcriintcd In hii notion that Matter Oeorga wai 
M 1111/ dfaftk* He wae alwajt HUitig hi« glanK, he hiul talkLd, he had 
, hm had Otti jokt:i| c*B[ii»ciiiiiJy againtt Mr^ WojihiugtOD, which madtt 
Mr. MTeeJitngton qtiiU red u)d angrji Xathiui taid. ''Wt;ll, wtUt^' 
Mfi. MtntntBtn eriied Mgcflj; ^* it waa right a g«nlLomaii «hou]d makd 
jiiiiBiU iiMiij in good oompanj^ and fraii th« bottle ahm^ with hb 
ftmdi*** Aad ih* tiottad to the partkolar Bordoatut cellar with only 
tibe a»Mt aUeritj* 

Xbm tana of fr^o» and almofft iffifiertanenoa whieh jroung Oootga 
MiBmd Ittd adopted of late dajrn tn wards Ur« Waehinfton had yoij 
^m^ vaaad and annoyed that gcntlcmfla. Thort waa toaroe half a 
4mm fmt^ difl«ar«noa of ifO hoCwean hian msd the Caitlewood twins ; 
bol Mr* Washtngtoit had alwajra beF^n remarked for a ducretlon and 
much bcyoud hti timt? of lifer, whiUt thii boyi of Coadivoad 
jimtLgvt than thvin. Tliey hjid alwayi born til^ '--■" ^ndar 
MChar^a anahim tukkg^, aad had lookc'd np to i boiir 

af Momi Ttmon a> thidr guidci dir^otor, friund— aa« liiUL u, (Lt^iOii 
arrttf;;^edjr eeetttd to do who oame in oontaot with ihc atmple and 
jeiio^ aiatt* Btm^olf of the ouwt earupulona graritjr and { 
mnicatinn with oihar Iblki ha appealed to 
koeeaiont ^ vane hvhAvioar. Uia naim waa ahtire 
they leemed out of pL-ir« when addrvatad to hiok 
eoDipnhatiding them : and thay •lunk se it wefe 
out o£ hia toeii^* " He alwayt e^i»ixied icrtat to mw*" aiya 
WanlsftoQ, in mm oi hk Uttera many yeata alUr tha dale of 



;inhia 
flT.ailaDy laia to 
lavily and joloe: 
Bb waa ilov of 




U THE VIB0INIAK8. 



which we ue writing: ** tnd I nerw thought of him othorwiM tim m 
a hero. When he ctme o?er to Cutiewood and traght nt hofi 
furveying, to see him riding to hoondBy wti as if he was ehaigtng a& 
army. H he fired a shot, I thought the hiid must eome down, andif 
he flung a net, the largest fish in the river were rare to be in it. Hh 
words were always few, but they were always wise ; they were not idk^ 
as our words are, they were graye, sober, and atrong, and ready sa 
oocasbn to do their duty. In spite of his antipathy to him, my bntiNr 
respected and admired the General as much as I did— that is to my, 
more than any mortal man." 

Mr. Washington was the first to leave the jorial party whieh wen 
doing so much honour to Madam Esmond's lioepitality. Yoong Geoigi 
Esmond, who had taken his mother's place when sIm left it, had bees 
free with the glass and with the tongue. He had said a score of thiagi 
to his guest which wounded and chafed the latter, and to whidi Mr. 
Washii^^n could give no reply. Angiy beyond all endurance, he left 
the toble at length, and walked away through the open windows int» 
the broad yerandah or porch which belonged to Cartlewood aa to all 
Virginian houses. 

Here Madam Esmond caught sight of her friend's tall frame as it 
strode up and down before the windows : and, the evening being warm, 
or her game over, she gave up her cards to one of the other ladies, and 
joined her good neighbour out of doors. He tried to compose his coun- 
tenance as well as he could : it was impossible that he should explain to 
his hostess why and with whom he was angry. 

''The gentlemen arc long over their wine," she said ; *' gentlemen of 
the army are always fond of it." 

« If drinking makes good soldiers, some yonder are distinguishing 
themselves greatly, madam," said Mr. Washington. 

** And I daresay the General is at the head of his troops P " 

*' No doubt, no doubt," answered the Colonel, who always received 
this lady's remarks, playful or serious, with a peculiar softness and 
kindness. << But the General is the General, and it is not for me to 
make remarks on his Excellency's doings at table or elsewhere. I 
think very likely that military gentlemen bom and bred at home sie 
difierent from us of the colonies. We have such a hot sun, that we 
need not wine to fire our blood as they do. And drinking toasts seems 
a point of honour with them. Talmadge hiccupped to me — I should 
say, whispered to me^just now, that an officer could no more refuse a 
toast than a challenge, and he said that it was after the greatest difficulty 
and dislike at first that he learned to drink. He has certainly overcome 
his difficulty with uncommon resolution." 

<< What, I wonder, can you talk of for so many hours?" asked the 
lady. 

" I don't think I can toll you all we talk of, madam, and I must not 
tell tales out of school. We talked about the war, and of the force 
Mr. ContrecQBur has, and how we are to get at him. The General is ibr 



THE viBooruxs. 



makmi^ Uk mmpniirn in his coat^li, and make* li^ht at it and Urn encmjr. 
That we tbtU beat thf^iHi if we mecl them, 1 tru^t thare b uu (li>utii/* 
** How «am thefe be f** nyt the kdjr, whoM fkthcr had served uud«r 

'*)i ,11^ UioLj^h h« i» 0uljr fiY»m Nt?w Eng^laiid/' oonilniiecl the 

gtatle: , --juke great goad. lotLae, and wt>uld have apokeii mor^ if the 

gogliil fi«U«nieil would kt him ; but they reply iiiTanflhly that w& am 
mgif ftm prsTtuciiili, and don't know what dimplined British troops can 
^, BmI thsj ii':»t bcit liaetlen iofwards and make turnpike- roods and 
hKW cdslarUUt mm taadjr for hia EjiLct'llisiioy at the end ef the day's 
KlfOibf— *llMr»*tiO»«aort of iuusp I supjioi^^' aa^a Mr, Banversp 'not 
•ft caBUbrteblt ftf w« hare in Knglaud, we can't expect that/ — ' Na, you 
€Wi'l «j:p^ Ihat,^ oayii Mr. Franklin, who leema a very shrt-wd and 
He drinkn hia water, and B&enii to laugh at the 
, Hunxgh I doubl whether it is fair fgr a water- drinker to dt 
Igr aad i|if out tb« weakneasft of gentlemen erer their wine." 

^ Ami my boytF I bep« they are prudent?" laid the widow^ layijig 
bsf lurad OQ h«r gnfut'i arm. *' Jtnrry promi«l^d me^ and when he Kii>Qt 
lua w<«d, I flan tmat him for anytliingi George ii at ways modmta^ 

** Ittditdt lo bt ftiuik with yon, I do not know what hia mm* orer 
m tlMt laat dmjt,^* »ayt Mr« Washington, ''He hiu Kjme 
«g»flltl nie which I do not imderatand, and of whieh I tian*t 
iiM to iilc l^« nuqm* H« ipoke to me b«fof« the gtatlemtfi in a way 
vycfc leafDelj bscaro^ him. We ore gi>tiig the cunpttigii isgvthtr, oad 
'iia a |ity w» bc^j^ ancih iU frit^nds." 

**B9 l«a bten ill, fic b tijway» wild and wayward, and hard to 
WstealUid. lliLt h« bfti thi; moit aif^c^iionaie heart in lite world. Vou 
viQ ^Bwr with him, you will protect hiro— premise me you will/* 

*' £lrar Udy, I wiU do mi witb my life/' Mr. Waihinntiui tiaid with 
ffval forroisr. ** Yon know I would Uy it down abeerfully fur you or 
•DJ J09. loT#*" 

** AimI it- ''-*^ -^ 11...:-^ ..I -.^-^^ go with you, doflif frbnd!'* ericd 
^* widow. >n, 

A# tbey purvuDU till ir cwnvcnaiianf they had i|nitted the porch undir 
lh«y luid int beftta to tmlk* and whm tJiey eoold hear the 
i louta of the gtntlem^n orer their wine, and wrr. u 

W9tk am Um rough lawn befi>rc the bou«e. Yount; Geor^ V 
fcHi hit piano al Iha bead of the table in the diiiin^'-^rooQi, could ^ 
fair u tbof ptMed lo niMt fro, and h&d lutcnKd tur aomo ttmn pait, a^ia 
mpttid in a wrrj diatmetod OAftiior to the rtmarks tjf tbt genUomi^n 
wimA abotat !tim, irho war* toe ncnofa mgog^ with thtirown tttik nnd 
Jikoo, «&ti to pay mneb att^^ntjon to their ywr 

flenr. 11^ < leved a pong after dinner, ojcid S 

Bpt who bad a ^tm Umot voice, w;tt dvUgbling I I 

I laltal ditty fnm ktaxybone Oard#f)i, when Georg« ^^ 
np, mn towajdi the window, and then rtturned and ^foiJu/L 

1 



M THB TIBOnnAllS. 



his brother Harry bj the deere, who nto witk Idi bade 
window. 

"Whatisitp says Harry, wfao^ f»r hii put, WM «fattiMdy tocH wttb 
the song and choms. 

<<Conie," cried George, with a atamp of hia tK^ nd t^ J iwii ft ii 
followed obediently. 

«« What is it?" eontiniied George, with a Mttof oaA. ^Dann jm 
see nhat it is? They were bQling and oooiag ^it moniiBg; Ikej an 
billing and eooing now helm going to looat Had we aot bottar bodi gi 
into tiie garden, and pay our dnty to our mamma and papa P* and hi 
pointed to Mr. Washington, who waa taking the widiw'a hud Tvy 
tenderly in Ida. 



CHAFIEB X 

▲ HOT AFTEBKOOV. 



Geiteral Brassock and the other gaests of Oasflewood being didy 
consigned to their respectiTe qnarters, the boys retired to their own room, 
and there poured out to one another their opinions respecting the great 
eyent of the day. They would not bear such a marriage — no. Waa the 
representatiTe of the Marqmses of Esmond to marry the younger eon of a 
colonial funily, who had been bred up as a land-surveyor ! Oaatlewood, 
and the boys at nineteen years of age, handed over to the tender SMreies 
of a step-father of threc-and-twenty ! Oh, it was monatrooal Harry 
was for going straightway to hia mother in her bed-room — wheia her 
black maidens were divesting her ladyship of the simple jewda and 
fineries which she had assumed in compliment to the feast — ^proteattng 
against the odious match, and announcing that they would go home, iira 
upon their little property there, and leave her for ever, if the umatnral 
union took place. 

George advocated another way of stopping it, and explained hia plan 
to his admiring brother. '*Our mother," he said, "can't marry a 
man with whom one or both of us has been out on the fields and who 
has wounded us or killed us, and whom we have wounded or kiUtd* We * 
must have him out, Harry." 

Harry aaw the profound truth conveyed in George'a atatemant, and 
admired hia brother's immense sagacity. "No, George," aaya he, 
"you are right Mother can't marry our murderer ; she won't be aa 
bad as that And if we pink him, he is done for. < CadU qtunth,* aa 
Mr. Dempster used to say. Shall I send my boy with a challenge to 
Colonel George now ? " 

" My dear Harry," the elder replied, thinking with some eom^aeeney 
of his affiiir of honour at Quebae, "you are not aocustomed to affiiira oif 
thiaaort" 



THE TOOIKIi^S, 



*'Vmt*' ovatd Earrf f with * sigb^ looking wtlh eary and admintioo 

** W« mm\ ioialt a getitlffiiiiui ia ot^ owa houie/^ contmiied Qeorgi, 
villi gmi ai^aftiy, *' tlia Itvn of honour forbid lueh luhoApititbb trest* 
BMtt Bull ttr, VI tta fide out with him, and, as sooq aa Ui« park 
fsiii at cteedy ve oaa toll iiim our mind." 

^ HhI w» oaa, hf 6«org« I *' omp Harrj, grasping InA bfotfaer's ha&d, 
^awi Hial m will, too, 1 taf, Qmxgy . . ,'* Hefo the kdV iaos 
^MUM fieff rod, And his brother asked him what he would sa^ ? 

*4 Hib ia m^f turn, bcotber/' Hatry |»leadod. '* If you go the eamiNugn, 
1 OQght to haTa ih» other affiur. Iii4aed, indeed, I ought ;^' and ho 
framed for thU Hi of promotion* 

'* Agiia Ilia hawl ol tha houae muAt taJco tho load, mj dear," George 
aaU wi$h « «t|atb air. *' If I £all, my Eairy will aTouge me. But I 
SHl %fcl Oaotft Waahingtoti, HiX : mid "tu baei I should ; for, 
Imittif I kali ym lit «otat» Waa it not ha who ooun««lled mf 
■fitfMT la aete titfil wrttohi Waxd, to laj handa on me P *' 

*^Akt Oawg i b " i8tai|i0fod the mom piiible youtiger brother, "jm 
«afkl la fafii asd fogtta I '' 

^JToifi'vaf Kavac, air^ aa long ae I t^ui cumber* You emn*t ord^ 
wmmtmknmm Ottl ef a man- a mind ; and n wtoii^ that woa a witmg 
yjariijr aoal la • wroi^ to-morrow. I ueror, of my kuowledgf , did 
am bi aaf wum^ aad I naittr will aaffie^r one if 1 can heL|i it I think 
wmj ill «€ Mr. Ward, but I d^u't think ao badlj of him u to tnppoae he 
wSt avar JurnSTa th«a that blow with tho ruler. Colouel Waahington ii 
^m anaajr, ttiaa ciptala]l|'« Ho h&a ad.i'iaed o&e wrong against me^ and 
hm iwditafaa a gfwtar* I taU }^ou, broihit, wt mnal poniah him*** 
Iba fn a daW a old Boideftux had aal Gaofga^a aadjaatily pala aonnie- 
r ittto a taoo* Hany, hii bioihaf a fendett W€tihi|vpaf , oould not 
Oeorge'i haughty bcaritig and rapid declamation, and 
laalf* with hii uinal docility, to follow hit ohu^f. Bo the 
h0f» wag? la Ihaif bads, the eld<;r oonvejiug ■peoial bijufioUoiii to hJa 
rtabiOiYil to all the gnt^ta eo bngaa tlMyfamatmod undsr the 
T iaof ao tha morrow. 

and a n|mgnaiiaa to tailing talae ont of aaheol, forbi4 
m fivK i*JtQg which of MoJatt BaBioiul*a gmaiU was tho first to fall 
wmtar Ikm w«^t of bar hoapltalilf . Tha nqpatftebla daaatftdanU af 
. TilBiadfa and Danvani Mm'40-mmf to hii Mwmikmff nughl 
l0 ^Qtf ]|0^ u^ir aMiatora were intoilealtd a hundi«d jtum 
I yal IIm gantlaman thamaaiYai took no ahama in tha fiut* and 
I ia Itllla doubt tbaiy 9i tUr oamadaa waia tipay twioe or thrice in 
raik. Lit na hmif tktm laa^ng ta bad, anppoitad bj aympathisiag 
n aadthiiffaiioQi6aMral«la»tfe«l'ftlapattohavaaiiiTendafad 
m hMm of BordacUr aaartnotrd tohb dtanbarbr 
lal Uwbouac^ andvpoadilf alatpi^fhaalaapwhiali 
bua gtfeau Tha good lady of Camwood warn tha aoDditle* 
«C bit'giMiUwiihoni tha laaat aofpiiM or honor ; and waa sp aaf If 4a 





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the morning, providing oooling drinks for their hot pelatey whaA thi 
serrants carried to their reepeotiTe chambers. At hrMkCuti one of the 
English officers rallied Mr. Franklin, who took no wine at all, and 
therefore refused the morning oo(d draught of toddy, hj showing how 
the Philadelphia gentleman lost two pleasdres, tha drink and tha toddf . 
The young fellow said the disease was pleasant and the xemedy d a l i ekw ^ 
and laughingly proposed to oontinae repeating thea both. The QenflnTs 
new American aide-de-oamp. Colonel Washington, was quite adbar and 
serene. The British offioers yowed they must take him in hand aai 
teach him what the ways of the English army were ; but tha YiigiBiaa 
gentleman gravely said he did not eare to learn that part of the EogliA 
military education. 

The widow, occupied as she had been with the oares of a great dinner, 
foUowed by a great breakfast on the morning ensuing, had searae leisun 
to remark the behaviour of her sons very dooely, but at least saw that 
Oeorge was scrupulously polite to her favourite. Colonel Washington, as 
to all the other guests of Uie house. 

Before Mr. Braddock took his leave, he had n privala andienaa of 
Madam Esmond, in which his Excellency fivrmally offered to take Imt 
son into his family ; and when the arrangements for Oeorge's departuit 
were settled between his mother and future chief. Madam Esmond, 
though she might feel them, did not show any squeamish terrors about 
the dangers of the bottle, which she saw were amongst the severest and 
most certain which her son would have to face. She knew her boy 
must take his part in the world, and encounter his portion of evil and 
good. '* Mr. Braddock is a perfect fine gentleman in the morning,** she 
said stoutly to her aide-de-camp, Mrs. Mountain ; <<and though my papa 
did not drink, 'tis certain that many of the best company in England do." 
The jolly Oeneral good-naturedly shook hands with Geoigo, who pre- 
sented himself to his Excellency after the maternal interview was over, 
and bade George welcome, and to be in attendance at Frederick three 
days hence ; shortly after which time the expedition would set forth. 

And now the great coach was again called into requisition, the 
General's escort pranced round it, the other guests and their servants 
went to horse. The lady of Castlewood attended his Excellency to the 
steps of the verandah in front of her house, the young gentlemen 
followed, and stood on each side of his coach-door. The guard trumpeter 
blew a shrill blast, the negroes shouted '* Huzzay, and God sabe de 
King," as Mr. Braddock most graciously took leave of his hospitable 
entertainers, and rolled away on his road to head-quarters. 

As the boys went up the steps, there was the Colonel once more taking 
leave of their mother. No doubt she had been once more recommending 
George to his namesake's care ; for Colonel Washington said : *' With 
my life. You may depend on me," as the Isds returned to their mother, 
asd the few guests stiU remaining in the poreh. The Colonel was booted 
and ready to depart ** Farewell, my dear Harry," he said. " With 
jmatf Oeoige, 'tis no adieu. We shall meet in three days at the oamp.** 



TIIE \7imiNIASS, 



ikilll Ikt fimiig men w«re ^itig ta dd^Eger, perliEpft to de&th, Oolooel 
WMlttngtOD irfts lnJcmg leav^ of her^ aad hhe wift to iee hitn na iaoi9 
1i«Cn« Ibt mmp^i^, No wond^E the widow was yary much moTcd. 

Omf i Wtirmgtim wutcbed hk iiiotk«r^» emotioUi and tntefprtitad It 
wkk m p*ilg of naftlifiiaai toorn. *' Sta^r fBt a taoment, and console aur 
niimiHi," li« Mid with « sUadf oc>ucit«iiaiioe, '' Qidj the time to get 
MBSMlfts booted, and lay brother and I wiU ridft with jrou a liltti^ wiy, 
Qioafg*,*^ Otorge Wamo^a had aireadj ordered hU hone^ Th« 
ihxtm rmoig men wen tp^diljr under waj^, their negro grooma bebiod 
tllUBf mad Mn« Motuitain, who knew she had made mi&chief between 
tlwm mad trembled for the renulti felt a vafii rt^ief that Mr. Wa^hiugioa 
VM pm* without a f[uarri?l with the broihef»| without, at any mt&, an 
•pcB dttiaration of Ioti^ to tlieir mutlieri 

Xn ttSB oouid be laoi^ courteous in demeanour than peorge Warrlngo^ 

t<Hl It llil atjghbotir and Qamemke, the Colonel. The latter wm pkaaed 

aad Miptiatd at hii jooog MendV alt^rod b«haTiour< The oomraoiiity 

af iingil, Cfe# gaottiity of future fullow&hip> the aoftemog tnflu^nee of 

tb» kog Ikwodihlp which bound him to the Esmond family , the tetid^r 

•dirax mkkk had jnit paatrd between hini and the mlstresa of Caitlc* 

id Ika Cidoaol to forget the unplen^^ixtttnesa of the put days* 

ni noil than tuually friendly with hia young oompauioiu 

I wai qoit^ gtjr and eaiy : it wai Harry who waa melanclioly now r 

hm rode fUcotiy and wiat fully by hii brother, keeping away froui Coloael 

Wmtiamtfimi^ ta whoao tide he used alwdys to pres« eagerly befor«. If 

thm lM»aat Gblonel remarked hh young fricnd^s c<»nduet, no doubt be 

wUiBmlud It tv Harry'a known aSeotiou for hie brothor, and hit aalutal 

aaat Hy li* be witli Ooorg « now the day of their parting was to near. 

Tkej talked further about the war^ and thu probable end of tha cam- 
palfii: no^^ '*^ i'^^^ ^hme doubted it« »ueoi'»aful termiDatiQu, Two thou* 
■ad iTitir-^ troop«i with their oomtnander muat get the better of 

aaj fsfoa :^- i ...,Ji eould brmg agAm*t ihetti, if only Uiey mov«d in 
daenl tisa* The ardent young Virginian B«j1dier had an imnwiiaB 
tmpet^ far the «Jtp«rtenoed Tilour and tactic* of the regular tst^opt* 
£lMf OoQTgo IL h»d m& more loyal ituhject tlian Mr< Itraddook'a naw 

Sa llue party fodt amienbly together, nutil Ihej reached a oertain nida 

aaiJad Benaau't, of wliieh the propdetor, aoearding to tba 

i id tW di^ and oouulry , did not iliedain io ade«pt monay f»Bi hia 

ill rrtufti for hoapttalitiet pntvided, Thero waa a r<eruidag 

a&d ftoma offiean and mi^n of Halketl^i rpgimani aMambkd, 

md Imm Oalooal Waabiiiftoii iup|io»^ tliat hi» young friend woidd laka 

|*«?w «f hnn, 

Wlkilii tliair banei were baited, thrry entrrcd the publifi rooin^ and 
Ibttftd a iwQgll mral prrparisi for ^-irh m ^'^rr- din^toead to partaki*. 
Ga a rg a Warrb;. 1 the ]^I tdarly gay and Unlj 

K , vbmaa pcx r (m!« vtn% ^i : wo-bpgoni^. 

*i^ wimtd tiiink, t^uire Harry, ^twaa you who wai goin^ to k«f« 




70 THE TIBGIlfflANS. 



home and fight the Erendh end Lidieos, uid not Hr. Ownge,* i^ 
Benson. 

^ameybe ekrmed about dinger to n^brofher," said Hnty. <*fhaa|^ 
I might bear my own ehare pretty nelL Ik not my telt tint I alijat 
home." 

** No, indeed, brother/' eriea George. 

"Harry Warrington's ooorage does not seed tny pneff* orisi 
Mr. Washington. 

*< You do the fiimily honour by speaking so well of im» CoIsbsI,'' wkj^ 
Mr. George, with a low bow. '*I daressy we eaa hM our ewB, if 
need be." 

Whilst his friend was Taonting his eonrage, Harry koked, ta iqr ths 
trath, by no means conrageoos. As his eyes met his brothsr^a ha need 
in George's look an announeement whieh ilarmed the fond fcithftd kd. 
"Yon are not going to do it now?" he whispered hk lirotfani 

*< Yes, now;" says Mr. George, Teiy steadily. 

** For God's sake let me haye the torn. Yon are going «l tiba esan- 
paign, yon onght not to hare eTerything— and there may be an taqjkmr 
tion, George. We may be all wrong." 

"Psha, how ean we? It must be done now— -don't be akmad. Ko 
names shall be mentioned — I shall easily find a subjeet" 

A oonple of Halkett's officers, whom our young gentlemen knew, wen 
sitting under the poroh, with the Yirginian toddy-bowl before them. 

" What are you oonspiring, gentlemen ?" eried one of than. '' Is it 
a drink?" 

By the tone of their Toioes and their flushed cheeks, it was ekar the 
gentlemen had already been engaged in drinking that morning. 

<< The very thing, sir," George said gaily. " Fresh glasses, Mr. Ben- 
son ! What, no glasses ? Then we must hsTO at the bowL" 

*< Many a good man has drunk from it," says Mr. Benson ; and the 
lads one after another, and bowing first to their military aoquaintanee, 
touched the bowl witii their lips. The liquor did not seem to be mneh 
diminished for the boys' drinking, though George especially gave hiaadf 
a toper's airs, and protested it was delioious after their ride. He ealkd 
out to Colonel Washington, who was at the poroh, to join hk friends, 
and drink. 

The lad's time was offmsive, and resembled the manner ktely adf^ited 
by him, and whidi had so muick ehakd Mr. Washington. Ks bow<sd, 
and said he was not thirsty. 

"Nay, the liqnor k paid for," says Gecffga, *< neter fear, ColoneL" 

'^ I said I was not tidrsty. I did not say the bquor was not paid for," 
said the young Ck)lone], drnmmiDg with hu foot. 

** When the King's health k proposed, an offioer ean hardly say no. 
I drink the health <^ hk Majesty, gentlemen," cried George. " Ccdoael 
Washington ean drink it or leave it The King ! " 

Thk was a point of military honour. The two British offieera of 
Halkettfs, Captain Grass and Mr. Waring, both drank the King. Harry 



TBK YIBGINUKS. 



Wvmki0im dimok the King, Odoael WaBMugtcmf with gluing ej e», 
fslftdy loov A ■ligltt dimft fiatii ttie bowL 

tta Oiftei& G»oe fropoied " ^le Duke aful the Armj,*' whbli toaSt 

**T0m 4mL*%tmm to stoiztAoh tbe t4)ait, Colotiei," imld OwrgB^ 

**! litl J«ni agtiii, I don't wfuit Ui drink/' replied thd Col^NuL " It 

mmm^ to a* Iba Duke atul the Army wciuid b^ set yed all tlie better if 

tkeir boaUh* w«r6 &ot druuk so ofioti.'* 

*^ Yttii art Aot up t43 the wajt of regukr tfoops m jet^'^ aaid Captam 

OlMt. wHk other « ihkk voioe, 

" JL Briliiii olGeer,"^ Dontiaoii Oiftefa Qjmee» with great eoarfj bat 
iliahtftil aftkolatioii, ^mtmm neglMla a toatt nf Uiat »ort, nor uay 
ether dolj. A man who refusei lo drink the betilUi of the Diike — baag 
■•b mA a aaa ikoiiM he tcied bj a eottrt-martial I *' 

* WiM liaiii this kognag^ to ta# P Teu at» druiLk, sir? '^ roared 
jiuupis^ up, and jrtfi&ing the table with bii 




pcotiiiotll dioir eaf Vm dnuikl" ahiieka mi Captua 

^ Ihmxd il, air !** «eied George Warrington. " We all heard it Hi 

I il m^ inrilatioii^ — Um liquor mHod for waa zoina : the table waa 

I an ahoeked U hear eufih oioiistrQus laogoage «Md al it 

Si Odmd WaMagtaft bat juat tnfiiftd towiu-da inj wifimmi goaat, 

rhi^ain iraiinjt" 

**Cmiaimmi yoitr impudence, jon tnJefnaJ jotmg jackftoapoif " bal* 

Galooel Waahtngtoe. '' Jb* dai« to iaiult ma batoa Britiidi 

i4 iMd fault wi^ mj langoagtF For moatlia ptal^ 1 have 

with »udk iupud«&e« (rvm ;o«i, tHat if I had not loved par 

r-^yo*^ air, and }'our good ^ttodfiiUior and ycm brother — 1 

1 woald— ' B^^ hii words lailiid hist, and tha irate DOonal^ 

I ikciwg wfm and pvfpla km^ and every liaib f uiYttdi^ with wtalht 

«lMd for a wiaagBl jpet ohleai before }mfmD$mmaf. 

«* Tea wo«ldwfcal,atrP' tare Qeoffge»W7faieOjr,»jfjo« did 
Ivitt sj granlfrfterf and mf brotharr ani lij aolharf Vou tsm 
aakiaf hv fw tt ie o a t a plea for iome eeiidnel of j9tii»— joQ wottM do 
vkftt^ eir^ mtmf 1 aak again ^ " 

** 1 vedd pal joo aero« Bif knee sad whip jon, jga gtaitjitag lUli 
mr^f «^*« ir^ ^ ^v'^ttld del " okd the Cobna, who h«i ' ^ 
iMIb b)r Ihk time, and f aetad an<olW evploalen el toy. 

*' Bemee jrmi hare kttovn tie aU our Uvea, ajid made mm 
^^w ovn^ thai ii no reaaon jou ^lould inauU either of na ! '* hei# 
ii^iyt iUiilng up* *' What joft hate loidt Genrgv WuihiiigCont w 
laeolt to me and mj hrether alike. Tim will aak oar potdoot air t ** 

**0r gtv Pi the wfaniigB that ii dnatoggiilcaaii,'^ oopltimeB H^gy. 



THE VntGINIANS. 



The stout Cokmert hetrt imote him to think that he tbeaUl be d 
mortal quarrel or called upon to ihed the Uood of one of the lads hi 
loved. As Harry stood &cing him with his fur hmir, flnshing e h ee H, 
and quivering voiee, an immense tenderness and kindness filled the 
bosom of the elder man. " I— I am bewildered," he said. ** Uj wvd^ 
perhaps, were very hasty. What has been the meaning of Chaise's 
behaviour to me for months baek ? Only tell me, and, peihnpe " 

The evil spirit was awake and viotorions in young George War- 
rington: his black eyes shot out scorn and hatred at the aimplo and 
guileless gentleman before hinu << You are shirking from the qaoation, 
sir, OS you did from the toast just now,"hesaid. " I am Bot a boy Is 
suffer under your arroganee. You have publiely in wltffd ma in a 
public place, and I demand a reparation." 

** In Heaven's name, be it I " says Mr. Washington, with the deepest 
grief in his face. 

"And you have insulted «m," eontinaee Captain Gtaae, reding 
towards him. *< What was it he said ? Confound the militia captain— 
colonel, what is heP You've insulted mel Oh, Waring! to tiiiak I 
should be insulted by a captain of militia!" And tears bedewed the 
noble Captain's cheek as this harrowing thought crossed his mind. 

'< I insult you, you hog ! " the Colonel again yelled out, for he was 
little affected by humour, and had no disposition to laugh as the others 
had at the scene. And, behold, at this minute a fourth adversary was 
upon him. 

*< Great Powers, sir!" said Captain Waring, <<are three affairs not 
enough for you, and must I come into the quarrel, too P You have a 
quarrel with these two young gentlemen." 

'* Hasty words, sir ! " cries poor Harry once more. 

*< Hasty words, sir!" cries Captain Waring. <'A gentleman tells 
another gentleman that he will put him across his knees and whip him, 
and you call those hasty words ? Let me tell you if any man were to 
say to me, * Charles Waring,' or * Captain Waring, I'll put you across 
my knees and whip you,' I'd say, ' I'll drive my cheese-toaster through 
his body,' if he were as big as Goliath, I would. That's one affidr with 
young Mr. George Warrington. Mr. Harry, of course, as a young man 
of spirit, will stand by his brother. That's two. ' Between Grace and 
the Colonel apology is impossible. And, now — run me through the 
body! You call an officer of my regiment— of Halkett's, sir! — a hog 
before my face! Great Heavens, sir! Mr. Washington! are you all 
like this in Virginia P Excuse me, I would use no offensive personality, 
as, by George I I will suffer none from any man ! but, by Gad, Colonel! 
give me leave to tell you that you are the most quarrelsome man I ever 
saw in my life. Call a disabled officer of my regiment — for he is 
disabled, ain't you, Grace P— call him a hog before me J You withdraw 
it, sir — you wiUidraw it P " 

"Is this some infernal oonspiraey in which you are all leagued 
against me P " shouted the ColoneL ** It would seem as if I was dzxink. 




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78 



[nol ^mf MM TOO all mr^, I withdraw nothing. I flpologite for 
8jr fieftTnu ! I will meet one or haJi'a*do£^Q of you m joiir 
n^ «r Mt drmk or sober/' 
[ 4» aM vkh lo be&r mye^lf cftUed more nun^a/* i*ri<^d %f r« George 
** This difnif msk pmoeed, sir^ without ab^ further iniult 
* |MJt< Wbm will it pletse yon to give m* the meeting ? " 
** Tbe iondcr th« h«ttcr^ »hV* aaid the Colonel, faming^ with nge* 
'^The eooiiier the better/' htccup|>ed Captain 0»ee, with mftny ojitha 
^ la ^rmt^im thoao days, oaths were the cnstommiy gamiah of all 
t*« iottwriAtion} — and he rose itoggering from his eeat, and 
bift iwordf whioh he had laid hf the door, And foil db he 
! tibi wetlfNTO. *• Thi! tooner the better I ** the poor tipay wretch 
L fitifd OQt from tho groundi waring hii weapon and knocking his 
p lili afta. 
rfslfi, M^f eifotleman*! btuineM will keep eoot till to ouorrow/* 
~ Del mkip ttmiini^ to the other Kin^s oMoer, ** You irJll 
_ lly Maf jm man o%t to^daj, Captain Waring f* " 
** t mm tBM that n^ it her hit band nor mine mce partieularl^ steady/* 
"M iaa bl ** crod Mr. Warrington, glaring at hia enemy. 
^Bb mmtMdM of forrmer daT« was a$ hot and as ^avagif. " Be it so^ 
^m what Vitpofi, ilr f " Washington taid itemly. 

'•*Kfl[t whh tnalt-nrordi, Colonel. We can beat yon wttb them. 
T«ii kM0W ti>t from our old boulu, Piitok had hetter h** the word." 

•• Am J9II fk t M p 0eorg« Warriug^ton— and God forgive yon, Geofgt t 
0«4 ftmmk yott, Harry 1 for bringing me into thia ijuarrel," said tht 
OikloocI, witk m face full of sadm^a and gloom, 

KkfiT him^ hia h*'AJ, hut Ucorg^ oontinued with perfect etlmtiMi. 
airF It waa nut I who eallcd namcji, who talked of a cane» who 
%td A |fe&tl«inan iti a pnbUo plaec before gcndemen of the »rmy f 
It i» 9ot the flrit titoo you kav« chosen to take me for a iiegrOf and 
tilktd of llko whip for mv** 
tkm Colon*] ttartcd ba«k% tumbg rtrf red, and fti if atrnek by a 





HMfia% George 1 ii It that boyfth quarrel you an ttill 

Who moijo yoQ the o^eracer of Coai|i!WQod f " laid the hoy, 
Crbfolf Hi* tiftth. ** I am ntrl yotir tlare, Ororge Wiuhin^jtonj imd £ 
••*»? will br, I hated y^^n tlirn, and I hat^' you liow* And you hato 
ls4lU4 mr^ tftd f am a i , ctnd to are yon. !• tiiat nut cuotigh F*^ 

**T«o mmsk, only tin ^^oid tho Coton<*l, with a g^nnt&f grief 

« kit bop, aaid al lus hanrt, ** Do tou bear molieo too, Ifa^ry ^ 1 had 
Mtkoo^ttkbuftlloor 
• 1 4t«ad by ny brolh^'r,** tatd Hanr, lumitjg away from this Colo* 
•Ji4 gm(teg Oeorife'a baud'* The aadnwi au their adfir- 
M not depart *' Beoren ba good tc* ua ! *Tii all cletr 
I «ntlCerMl to himielt *' Th« titue to write a few ktterii aod 1 
your icrf {ftp Mr* Wamngton,'* he wid. 



74 THE TIBGIKIANS. 



'' You have your own pittob at 70V nddkb' I did not zide out vitk 
any; but will mod Sody baok for aiaa. Hat viU gif« yw tim 
enough, Colonel Washington P ** 

"Ploiij of time, lir," and eaeh gentleman made tiie otibv n kv 
bow, and, putting hit ann in hie brotiieK^B, Geoige waDnd awaj. Hn 
Tirginian offieer looked towardi the two unhioky oeptaini, ^o wen hf 
this time helpless with liquor. Captain Benson, tim warinr of tin 
tavern, was propping the hat of one of them over his head. 

"It is not altogether their &alt, Colonel," said my landlotd, wifr a 
glim look of humour. << Jack Firehraoe and Torn Hvmbold of Bf§/b^ 
Tenia was here this morning, ohanting hofsea with 'em. AndJnskaii 
Tom got 'em to play oards; and they didn't win— the Biitiah TTiftehi 
didn't And Jaek and Tom ohallenged them to drink te tiie henonr if 
Old England, and they didn't win at that game, neitker, mnoh. Ik^ 
are kind, free handed fellows when they aie sober, bnt thej an nynttf 
pair of fbols— they are." 

*' Captain Benson, you were an dd Fnmtierman, and aneAsv of enib 
before you turned ftrmer and tavemer. You will he^ warn in Hk 
matter with yonder young gentlemen ? " said the ColonsL 

" I'll stand by and see fair play. Colonel. I won't have no hand in it, 
beyond seeing fair play. Madam Esmond has helped me many a tins^ 
tended my poor wife in her lying-in, and doctored our Betty in the 
fever. You ain't a going to be very hard with them poor boys P Ihoa^ 
I seen 'em both shoot : the fair one hunts well as you know, hot the M 
one's a wonder at an ace of spades." 

" Will you be pleased to send my man with my valise, Captain, iflts 
any private room which you can spare me P I must write a few letben 
before this business comes on. God grant it were well over ! " And the 
Captain led the Colonel into almost the only other room of hia hoosc^ 
calling, with many oaths, to a pack of negro servants, to disperse theaee, 
who were chattering loudly among one another, and no doubt diaenaiiy 
the quarrel which had just taken place. Edwin, the Colonel*B man, 
returned with his master's portmanteau, and as he looked firam the 
window, he saw Sady, George Warrington's negro, galk^ing away upon 
his errand, doubtless, and in the direction of CasUewood. The Colonsl, 
young and naturally hot-headed, but the most courteous and sompnleoi 
of men, and ever keeping his strong passions under guard, oould ast 
but think with amazement of the position in which he found bimml^ 
and of the three, perhaps four enemies, who appeared suddenly hefiose 
him, menacing his life. How had this strange series of quarrala beoi 
brought about P He had ridden away a few hours since from Caatlewood, 
with his young companions, and, to all seeming, they were perfsat 
friends. A shower of rain sends them into a tavern, where there an a 
001^ of recruiting offioera, and they are not seated for half an hoar, 
at a social table, but he has quaiielled with the whole company, oaUfld 
this one names, agreed to meet another in oombat, and threatened chas* 
tisement to a thiid, the son of his most intimate fidend I 



THE TtmiSmLKB. 



75 



dlAPTEE XI. 



TBft TWO QSO&fiXS P&IPJIBB 7^ SL001»p 



Tki Tifj^isiui Cdaoii iviBraed ia one du&bffir oi Qm tATerUi oocii> 

KwUh i^hmaj jfipmUnni for tko «as^uf m««tiiig i Ms udYersory 
b* iiibif toeni tiism^ fit to mike bk tdetsiaaiitiij diipositioiiii t^, 
mad 4ftiMnl hf lui obeiliciit 1»^o4her uid teentiry & gfsndtkquetit 
t» kia ntllwr, of wlioizii tii4 by tbtt wtitiagt hft took » iolemiL 
fiii wmli liardtj^ ho tuppoMdi pimui tk* tchemm wAkH tk§ 
m witm (a p^ouliar Mlsriefil emttfatmi wft» laid ttpoa tho telicme 
' r klA lii vfoir)« after liie ere&t of that mamisg, iknaM Ins £^ 
m |wobiU|r w9ol4 bt ttia c*m. 
^Mj dcsTi di«r George, don't oajr tliatt'* otitd tlw A&%ht^ 



^ Mm fvolablf wifl be t^ ono,^ Gtofft iNrnd^ted witb gf^it majeilj. 
*Tott kB«v wbal ■ good ihol Colonel (jcorge ia, H&rrf. I, mjtclf, mm 
pitl^ £dr al a mukp md *tift probable ilmt o&e or both of oa will dr^iiw 
«^* I amgodf mfptm }roit wiU cany out ibo intontigzis jroa hare al 
fty i ni i In vi9w/^ Tbb wu tiltored m a toti<» of atill greater bittoniete 
IkiB Gtoifu bad otod tfiu ia tba {itttTioiii pbnaetp Hitty wt^ aa bo 
Ihv 11 wwa* 

*^ T«i WB§ I aajr aotbittg; Matiiun £»mond*s tiamo do«s not over 
appHv ia tba ifoarreL Uo ^roti nut rrmembcr in our gruidfather^s life 
of bivM^, bow be Mfi that Lord Ckatkwoed iought Lord Mohun 
«a a firttext of a qiijirT«l at cordfl F and ii«?tf mi mueb u ksntod at 
tba Mj'i naaiet who woa Ibo real isatioe of the doel ? I took my 
hiaii I foal«i, froin l^, CaLny. Our muther ia not oomptromiaed 
ift the — - ^. Wbj c^ild^ what liavo |oa been wiiting, and who 
tM^hr tbee to tptlif " HarT7 bad writtea the liat wordi **m flow,'' 
!■ fw, afid a groat blot of iilt wat«? from bia bonooi| bojiib ojea ma^ 
bavi oUilaralad iOBM otbar bad i$dJiin«. 

"I wm'% iMak abool tba >p6Uii3^ now, eMfgf/* wbiiaperod 
i^a iktfc. *^Fm loo mlimble for that, I heptk to think, 
r It^a all oonoinat, petbapi Colooel Oaarge wmfwi^** 

to taka poaaidoo ol Gaatkwood ; nev«r gat o blor 
nlf afa% aad patroDiied m tbcx« ; iiar& idriaed my moibor lo bavi 
SI iagyad, aavar inlandad to tnatrr ber ; trerer inttdtad m^ ud wm 
^■ll ii l Mora Ibo Sfof^a i>Mt i; neror wrote to bia bvolbir la 
ttf wa iboald be tht botlnr Ibr Ua panntal aatboritj P the pq^ 
li tlMm," ofiad tba jmmg ami, ib^m >>^ ^'^■^ poeket, »* and il 
la tt% flaxry Waffiagtoni yon will find il on laj 



Mr 
••Willi 



I 



mH write.*" lap B«f7« diggm Ua 




fists into his eyee, and smearing orer the whole compositioiiy bad ipdfiai 
and all, with his elbows. 

On this, George, taking another sheet of paper, wto down at his 
brother's place, and prodnoed a oompoaition in whidi he introdoMd fte 
longest words, the grandest Latin quotations, and the moat fimfiimi 
satire of which the yonthfol aeribe was master. Hie deaired that hii 
negro boy, Sady, should be set free^ that his Horaee, a ohdoa of Ik 
books, and, if possible, a suitable provisioii should be mada lor lis 
affectionate tutor, Mr. Dempster ; that hia sQTer fruxt-kmfe, Ida Kuib- 
books, and harpsichord, should be given to little "Evaoj MountaiD ; and 
that his brother should take a look of hia hair, and wear it la m emoiy 
of his erer fond and faithfully attaohed George. And he aaaled tik» 
document with the seal of arms that hia grandfather had worn. 

" The watdh, of oourse, will be yours," said George, taking out Ik 
grand&ther'a gold wateh and looking at it '* Why two horn and a 
half are gone ! 'Tis time that Sody should be baek witii the pfatak 
Take the watoh, Hany, dear." 

**1Vb no good I" cried out Harry, flinging hia arma roond Us 
brother. *<If he fights you, Fll fight him, too. If he kiUs ny 
Georgy, — ^ him, he shall have a shot at me I " and the poor lad 
uttered more than one of those expressions, which are said peouUariy 
to affect recording angels, who have to take them down at oelestial 
chanceries. 

Meanwhile, General Braddock's new aide-de-camp had written fife 
letters in his large resolute hand, and sealed them with his seaL 
One was to his mother, at Mount Temon ; one to his brother ; one 
was addressed M. C. only ; and one to his Excellency, Major-General 
Braddock ; " And one, young gentlemen, is for your mother, Madam 
Esmond," said the boy's informant 

Again the Recording Angel had to fiy off with a violent expression, 
which parted from the lips of George Warrington. The chancery 
previously mentioned was crowded with such cases, and the mes- 
sengers must have been for ever on the wing. But I fear for ycuag 
George and his oath there was no excuse; for it was an execration 
uttered from a heart full of hatred, and rage, and jealousy. 

It was the landlord of the tavern who communicated these facts to the 
youDg men. The Captain had put on his old militia uniform to da 
honour to the occasion, and informed the boys that the Colonel was 
walking up and down the garden a waiting for 'em, and that the 
Eeg'lars was a'most sober, too, by this time. 

A plot of ground near the Captain's log-house had been enclosed 
with shingles, and cleared for a kitchen garden ; there indeed paced 
Colonel Washington, his hands behind his back, his head bowed down, 
a grave sorrow on his handsome face. The negro servants were crowded 
at the palings, and looking over. The offioers under the porch had 
wakened up also, as their host remarked. Captain Waring was walking, 
almost steadily, under the balcony formed by the sloping porch and rool 



THE TIBOIKlAlfS, 77 

houm ; uid Captdn Oraca wfu lolling over the riUiog, 
» mhkk itared r^rf much, thaugh, porhaps, Ihey did not see 
i^ B«ttaon*i wm & f«jnaiis i^ntle^vous for cti«k-%hU, hone- 
teitogi tad WTe»lliDg-in&t€hc!), such aa brought the Tirgiiiiftii 
bOn together. TbcfD had been many brawb at Beniou's, and 
mum thither louad and toWr had gone thenoe with ribs brokeo 
I golfed <mt. And frqiUTes^ and farmers, and negroca, ill 
ImI ia tile aport* 

tlieB» atalked the tall young CaloucLi pluni^ed in dbmal 
■^_ Tbeto iraa no wa^ out of hia scrape, but the uiual cni^jl 
^^pe lairi of hQnf>ur and the practice of the country ordtrred. 
UffiUj hy the ImpfrtineuiK} of a boj, he hud uaed insulting 
Bia jwmg man had n^hcd for r«[iaralion. He was ihoeked to 
mt Oeorgt Warrington^a jealou»^ and revenge fihould have 
the young fellow ao long : " but the wroiig had been the 
, azid ha wu bound to pay the fbrft^lt. 

t hallooing and shout ing, lueh aa ne^r'^^ei use, who love notae 
ati, a&d fapeeialij d«liglit to yell and acream when gallopin;* 
M now hrard at a distance, and oH the headi, woolly 
wrns turnnd in the direclion of thii outcry* It oam^ 
uttr whieh our traYclJcrA had themselves pa&acd three 
At^t il^ pIMtntly, the olattenng of horflGa* hoo£a was heard, 
f Mr. 8i4y made his appfanunce on hia foaming horse, and 
0rii i piitol vff in the niidat of ft prodigious uproar from his 
itllfcfMi. Then he Hred another pistol off, to whioh noi^s 
whioh kid Mrried Horry Warrington on many a hunt, 
Mitly aocttibnntd; and now ho was in the oourt-yard, surrounded 
t pi Mm biwiinf eomrndcs, and waa defending amidst fluttering 
larkeya, kieking borecs and fihrieking frantie pigs, and 
etMided round him, to whom he instantly Wgan to talk 



V dr^ eona hsre! *^ roart out Master Harry* 

OOM We! confound you!*' shoutJi Master Geofgc, (Again 
nlmg Aofid i» in retjuiftitton, and has to b« oif on one i^t hh 

kwli ta the B<«;iattrr OffieeO '' Come direotly, MasV," aay* 
id >mimii hia oonTertition with his woolly brethren. He 
[a lilcti the pjstola ont of the holster. He stiapa the locks. 

htm «l ft gronttrp whieh plunges through the farm^yimL 
I down llie inadp orer which he has jnit gailoped, and towartli 
i woolly heada again turn. Ha layi agaiOf '^Comln', MaaV. 
\f ft-aomiji'.'' And now, the gnlktp of other honea la h«i]tL 
I it yottkrl Little Mr. DempetiTi aporrinff otid diitpng into 

m0i tlial lady in a ridint? habit on Madam EifDOcid'i litlk- 
I il lie 3tidatt Esmond ? ?io. U is too etout At I lir^ it is 
Vlftta AH Mad«m*a grey! 

Golly! Hoop! Hera day oomtt Humyl" A choma 

mm up* '' Her* dey areT* Dr» Paaplir and Mrs, Moua* 




7S THB TIBGODHAHS. 




tain have dattered into ilia yard, hafa jimpad fhMt 

elbowed tfarough the negvoeay have raahed into tha 

through it and aero« the poiohy when the Biitiah < 

muszy astonishmeBt; hafe run down tibe atain to the 

George and Harry aie walking, their tall enemy atalking ufiiMJIa li 

them ; and almoet ere Oecoge Wamngton haa bad tine atmly to mf^ 

"What do yon do here, Madam?" Mra. Hoontain baa flnng kar anM 

round his neok and oriee: "0 Geoxge, my dariingl It^a a wataiBal 

It^t a miatake, and ii all my fuiltl" 

«<What'a e miatokeP" aaka Geotge, augeatieally awiiMmti^ loHril 
som the embraoe* 

<« What ia it, Monnty P " eriea Hany, all of a tvemUa. 

'«That paper I tedc o«t of hia portfolio, Oat papar I pktoi i% 
ehildren; where the Colonel aaya he ii going to nanry a widow vitk tva 
ehQdren. Who should it be but yon, dnldrai, nd i^ ahonld it la 
bat your mother?" 

"WeU?" 

««Well, i^8-4ea not your motbar. Ifii that litOe widanr Oaslii 
whom the Colonel ia gomg to marry. He'd ahraya taks a tieh eaa; I 
knew he would. If s not Mrs. Raehel Warrington. He told Madam m 
to-day, just before he was going away, and that the marriage waa ti 
oome off after the eampaign. And — and your mother ia forioiia, boya 
And when Sady eame for the pistols, and told the whole hooae bow ysa 
were going to fight, I told him to fire the pistols off; and I galloped 
after him, and I'to nearly broken my poor old bones in eoming to yoo." 

" I haTO a mind to break Mr. Sady's," growled Geoige. <<I apecially 
enjoined the yillain not to say a wozd." 

"Thank God he did, brother," said poor Harry. <«Thank God bi 
did!" 

" What will Mr. Washington and those gentlemen think of my 
servant telling my mother at home that I was going to fight a doel?" 
asks Mr. George, still in wrath. 

"You haTO idiown your proofs before, Ckorge," says Harry respect- 
fully. " And, thank Hearen, you are not going to fi^^t our M friend, 
^^mr grandfather's old friend. For, it was a mistake : and there is no 
quarrel now, dear, ia there ? You were unkind to him under a wrong 
impression." 

"I oertainly acted under a wrong impreaston," owns Geoige^ 
"buir-" 

"George! Geoige Washington!" Harry beta eriea out, apringing 
over the cabbage-garden towards the bowlLtig-green, where the Cdond 
WIS stalking, and thou^ we eannot hear him, we aee him, with both 
bis hands out, and with the eagemesa of youth, and with a biundrsd 
blunders, and with lore and affeotion thrilling in bis honest voioe we 
imagine the lad telling his tale to bis friend. 

There was a enstom in tfaoae days whioh has disappeared firom ear 
I now, bat whiflb then lingered. When Hany had finished hie 



TffE VlBGDnAKa 



ilevjrtU 6^^ th« Colonel took him fnirly to hia arms, and bdd 
Ite Id k» htmi : lod kii foiee fiUttred as lie iaid, ** TbaiLk Ood, th^ak 

*' Bma^** wd& Hftrrjf who f«H now hdw he loved his fnend with 
all Im famtt ^^w I wi^^h I woa goitig' with jrou on thm tamprnpii** 
Th9 ti&mf piMtd both the bo^'i hand^i in m gtisp of Iricnddilp, irhkh, 
&mk kavir, imtbt w^otild ilaekeii. 

Tbca, flm Gohmel adTcncfid, gfftTelj holdiii^ outt hu fmnd to Mvrfm 
eUcr hroUiet. Peilmpi HmiTT womi«T«d that the two did not entbrftoo 
m h§ Md tilt Odonol Iwd jmt don^* Bat, thoufb bi&ds wen jobedf 
tki laltttitkift Wti oojf imail stid tiUm on b^tb sides. 

*' 1 find I !»▼• 4ono joti a wfoaf, Colonel Wft»hiaf ton/' Qeorg^ aMi 
*^A]id mart apoAofin, ciot for tbe error, btit for mueh of oi]f bit 
whkk kM tMaied l^oiD it/' 
^n* «fir wi« Pllso 1 It was I who found thftt pftp«r in jour foom, 
it to 0Mfft, snil wai jealouj of job, Cola&eL All m^mm 
f tffM Mft. llimntaiii. 
**Tli ft filj you oonlil not havo k^pt ^rotir tftw aW mj fmfiM^ 
Mid Mr. WuhJagtoD, ** You will penoit m« to tnj »> 4 
tel «l nsMliivf liti oobo beonaia I diooe to ke«p • wmni whkh 
~ 09^ toyvill ad •oolliir pnmu For a lotif tivM, Ooc^ 
Mil haa boiQ bUek with atigvf •fmisit tnt^ and mf 
bla ^M, 1 own, nearoe been mor« IHendljr. All thia 
m ijianMl la both of hIt bad my |irti^at(> piipeTs oufy 
I hf Ikom to wbom they w&re written^ 1 ihrnll lajr no nun* 
mf MlAga agajl §kmM botm^ ni6 into baBty wonb. Hta?eil 
Hof^f ! ParwvE, 0«orge I And take a trae friend*! advtoe, 
~ Iv laai Tttadj to think ml of jtmt fri«ttd«. We thall meet 
aBBf I asid will keep our weapons for the fm^mj. Gentlo- 
If ymk rcBimber tbii eoene to-morroWf j^n will know whera to 
14^** A»d with a Ytiy ttaMj bow to th« Eogliiib offiotia, Ikt 
i kH Ilia abagiied eoepaaj, and tpeedil j fodo awaf « 




CIJAPTEE XU, 
jirwi most THE Cjtaur* 



_ ^ , Imffy that tb^ parting brtwc^n the brotbcri b otfr« that 

te^e hai takan his plaoo in llr. Braddook** famitrf and Harry hu 
UtolBBd h&mm to OMtlawood and biv dtitr. Hii baart ta with tha ana^t 
«l hb fiila al Imm a&r tiio boy iio^pleattm. ila d^ea sol oaia to 
on Um imp M§ iiafpiMBanl h, at botn^ ohlifid to alay maim Ilia 
k^y» fatot foof, mm mora tn^laxtohoJy than oTor aiaae Otaift la 
i«iy. Haiay paaeta bta brolhtt^a «B)|rty efaamb^r with an anrtod ikoat 
'a plaoi U tba baad of Iba tahk, and »igba m ho dtinka 




60 THE TIBOINIABS. 



from hiB sUver tankard. lUdim WuringtoiL «aUt the tOMk of "ftt 
King," ftontly everj day ; and, on Sandayiy wImh Hanj nait Hi 
Serrioe, and prays for aU travellers by laiui and by watar, aba m^ 
"We beseech thee to hear na," with a peeuliar aQlaBaity. ShsiHili 
on talking about George constantly, bnt quite cheerfinny, and aa if Hi 
return was certain. She walks into hia vacant zoom, witii bad 
upright, and no outward signs of emotion. She sees that hia bsd^ 
linen, papers, Ac., are arranged with care ; talking of bun «i& amy 
special respect, and specially appealing to the old aervants at 
so forth, regarding things which are to be dona ''wiien Ifr, 
comes home." Mrs. Mountain u constantly on. tba wbimp 
George's name is mentioned, and Harry's face wears a look of tba aMt 
ghastly alarm ; but his mother's is invariably gimvo and aadata. fiki 
makes more blunders at picquet and backgammon than yma woali 
expect from her ; and the servants find her awake and diaaiad, Iw w u 
early they may rise. She has prayed Mr. Dempster to eona baak inbi 
residence at Castlewood. She is not severe or haughty (aa Imt wwt 
certainly was) with any of the party, but quiet in her talk witii Acb, 
and gentle in assertion and reply. She is for ever talking of her fute 
and his campaigns, who came out of them all with no wry aevcit 
wounds to hurt him ; and so she hopes and trusts will her eldeat eon. 

George writes frequent letters home to his brother, and, now the 
army is on its march, compiles a rough journal, which he forwards 
as occasion serves. This document is perused with great delight and 
eagerness by the youth to whom it is addressed, and more than once resd 
out in family couDcil, on the long summer nights, as Madam Esmond 
sits upright at her tea-table— (she never condescends to use the bask 
of a chair) — as little Fanny Mountain is busy with her sewing, as 
Mr. Dempster and Mrs. Mountain sit over their cards, as the hushed 
old servants of the house move about silently in the gloaming, and listen 
to the words of the young master. Hearken to Harry TTarringtoa 
reading out his brother's letter ! As we look at the slim characters on 
the yellow page, fondly kept and put aside, we can almost fancy him 
alive who wrote and who read it — and yet, lo ! they are as if they never 
had been; their portraits faint images in frames of tarnished gold. 
Were they real once, or are they mere phantasms ? Did they live and 
die once? Did they love each other as true brothers and loyal gentle- 
men ? Can we hear their voices in the past ? Sure I know Harry's, and 
yonder he sits in the warm summer evening, and reads his youo^ 
brother's simple story : — 

«It must bo owned that the provinces are acting scurvily by his 
Majesty King George II., and his representative here is in a flame of 
fury. Virginia is bad enough, and poor Maryland not much better, 
but Pennsylvania is worst of all. We pray them to send us troopi 
from home to fight the French ; and we promise to maintain the troops 
when they come. We not only don't keep our promise, and make 
aoaroe any provision for our defenders, but our people insist upon tot 



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|sricei for thetf e«ttle dnd storeSf tod aettmllj ehiftt 
ihm ioUiefv irlifO Are come to llgbt their battles. No waoder tll« 
0aO8n] ffwrtn dJid Ihr troopi af« fidkj. The Mays have been eadl€«* 
Ovisip lo tlvi ffttluH* of thti tfevufiil [iraTiric^s to proTide their ptoittiied 
starti ttftd iDcaAB of looomotioo, week* aiid mouth a Uayo elapsed, daring 
«yelL tbiw, no doubt, the Frenoh have been itrengtheniug themselYet 
«tt ttitr Inifttitf And ia tho forts thej havo tiirDed iw out of. Though 
tlitr» iirr«r nill be any lovo lost batwiMit me and Colonel Washingtoii, It 
wmH ba ovumI that yo«fr favmriU (T am not jedous, Hal) u a hra?a 
awn ami a good officer^ Tho famil j respect him Tery much, aud tha 
If always Aikiai; bis opinian. ludced, bo ia aXmoat the oolj 
the ludiautt iu iht^ir v-ar-pamt} and 1 owa 1 think ha 
HfM fa ^rlo|; u^vou Mom* JuitiDOviile last year. 
Tkam b to bo no moro »uiu to that other tpofrel at Bcusom^a 

ifWS Uua than naj to tho pn^posed battle between Colonel W. aud 

oartalo yow^g gi^ntlemau wha thftll be namelesi. Captain Waring 
^vlaliad lip ponnit it on com in |^ into oamp^ and brou^rht the message 
ftvm Ca|4aia Graae» which your friend, wtio la aa bold an Ht^otor, was 
for taMsf nf , and employed a brother mdc-de-eamp, Colonal Wiiig#aLd» 
wm hia ifaka. Bat when Wingiieid heard the circumstaxieaf oif the 
fusrtilt ^v U had aris4»n from Graoa bein^ drunk, and waa fomented 
by Wma^ beixtf tifity, aod how the two 44th i^enllemcn !iad chosen to 
farali a &nttta oiOocfr he twore that Ciilonel Waithiiifton Hbonid not 
mmH th# 44th mm r tlial ho would cj^iry the matter iitTaightTray to bta 
SsaaDaocy, who woul'i brin;^ tLu two eaptains to a court-martial £ar 
Imliiig with the mLiitia, and drunk i^nnest^ aitd indecent bidiaYieur, 
aed tiha aaptaina were faisi to put up their toaiting* irons, and iwallow 
thair wrath* Tbey^ were good-naturod enough out of their en|^, end 
aW llitir httmble pdo uitli very good apiH'lttra at a recoociliation dinner 
W- hftd with tho 41tb, and whtro he was a* perfectly 
aorreet ai Frineu rrettymun need bi% Ihin^ him \ Ht; hea 
90 fao^, a&d that's why I ilinlike \\\m. When he marriei that widow 
— «k a«t what a ()^Ml^y Itli^ %\\c will have of it.** 

** I WMidrr at tliw iajito of *omt t&en, and the eflronUry of eome 
wvoao,"* My« ISadam K*maud, byiug her tea*etip down. '' I wo&dar 
at muf womaii who bai boen m^Lnied once» io forgetting hereell aa \^ 
maofj again I iKmH jou^ Muuntaiu I *^ 

<* Mo^alnMa t ** layt Mountain with a querr look. 

Ikispirtcr keepa hk tyta tteailily titcd uu hm ^\%m of puneh^ Harry 
Iftika aa tf ha was oboking witli laughter, or with »omii olhor oonecaled 
iwi^oii. btti hia mathat tayi, ''Uu on, Unrryt Cyutinna with your 
Imker't jocuvaL Ik wrilcw well : but ah, will be ever be abla to wxiit 
fili»my pafiaF ' 

Barry rwiMee. ^ We keep the i^tnct^Ntt ofd<»r hef« b um^ »d Um 
fpieta agttiait drtfakesaaM aaJ ill 1i« iHiviour on the part of tha man are 
feiT Brvvfa. Thu roU uf cwdi ' i oalltd at morsing, noon, and 

I^Ht, sad a fvlum al tio »L. ... — l dimrderSy ta givaa in by tha 



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officer, to tka eoimiaiiding offloer of the wgiynt, w ho iw to ti ftii 
they an pioperly pimiahed. Tho arm mn ponuhed, and the ~ 
are alwayi at woric Hanv, but it mado «M nok to aaa th* : 
Uood dimwn from a great atrong whito haok, and to haar tiba ] ' 
yell of tho poor fellow." 

«< Oh, horxid! " nya Madam Eoiond. 

<' I think I ahonld have mnrdend Waid if ha 1 _ 

Thank heaven ha got off with only a eiaak of tha nlar ! Tha ««, I 
ny, are looked after earefoUy enough. I wish tha ofieara vwa. 1S» 
Indiana have jnst broken up th^ eamp, and ratiiad 
becanae the young offioera were for ever drinking with tha i 
— and— hum— ha.'' Hero Mr. Hairy pansea, as not aaiiog to 
with the narrative, in the presenoe of littlo Fanny, vaify likafy, who 
■its primly in her ohair by her mothei^a aide, working hm filtti 
sampler. 

'* Pass over that about the odioaa t^y ereaturea," says ] 
Harry oommences, in a hmd tone, a mimh more aatiabofeory i 
** Eaeh regiment has Divine Servioe perHumed at tho head oi ito i 
every Sunday. The General doea everything in the power of moctal aan 
to prevent plundering, and to encourage the people round about to bring 
in provisions. He has declared soldiers shall be shot who dan to 
interrupt or molest the market people. He has ordered tha priae of 
provisions to be raised a penny a pound, and has lent money out of hti 
own pocket to provide the camp. Altogether, he is a strange oomponnd, 
this GeneraL He flogs his men without mercy, but he gives without 
stint. He swears most tremendous oaths in conversation, and tells 
stories which Mountain would be shocked to hear — " 

"Why met" asks Mountain; <*and what have I to do viIIl tha 
General's silly stories ? " 

" Never mind the stories; and go on, Harry," oriea the miiitiasi of 
the house. 

" — would be shocked to hear after dinner: but he never misMi 
service. He adores his great Duke, and has his name constantly on his 
lips. Our two regiments both served in Scotland, when I dan aay Mr. 
Dempster knew the odour of their fsciogs." 

** We saw the tails of their coats, as well as their facings," groida the 
little Jacobite tutor. 

"Ck>lonel Washington has had the fever very smartly, and hss 
hardly been well enough to keep up with the march. Had he noi 
better go home and be nursed by his widow ? When either of us is iLi, 
we are almost as good friends again as ever. But I feel somehow as if 
I can't forgive him for having wronged him. Gt>od Powers I Hew I 
have been hating him for these months past ! Harry ! I was in afnry 
at the tavern the other day, beeanse Mountain came up so soon, and put 
an end to our diffierenoe. We ought to have burned a little gunpowdsr 
between ns, and cleared ih» air. But though I don't love him as yon 
do, I know he is a good aoldier, a good officer, and a brave, honeatman; 



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13 



•ait *^ si^^ »^ >^i^ ^« ^^ ^^^'^ ^^ in»s« lar Dot vaatiae to U 

r» ijidci«d I *' cries narry'a nwtlier. ** Why, jcftkrosj 
» kiw perlseUf maddi^Qed tho poor diiM ! Do 70a EU|»|io«a 
\ of KcBiiiod't dftog^ht^ &iid beiies* ootild not h&vo feuod 
I lor h«r ioiii tbaa a iu«r9 provineial lurvejor f If thtft 
an lay man inelt illiuio&i in Qeorgti^* joanmlf I beg f on akip '@&i, 
Bttf^, iiqf dstr* Aboitl tkh piece of foUj and blErndfirlDg, thjure hatli 

** 'Tib A {itrtt J Mgbl,'* Httrij contt&ued, leading from hti bfotber^i 
Jfmil, **ltM»al^gim<! of r«d-cc»»tap thre«idisg tlirough tbe wockIi 
«ff liUaf iMr grottod alter the manjli^ Tb^ oaro igamit Eurpriac b lo 
fTMl ud oottitaul, t^ we d«iy pmwlbg Indians to oooie unnwnm 
vpA «i^ «ttd o«tr adTactoed icntmi cad aavitgea b&Te on tbe eontrorj 
t^km in witli tba eQemj amd taken a aetdp or two ftooi ihem. Tbey are 
mA ifttit tjikini, tliete F»sncli and tb^ir painted alU«ap tliat we do not 
Ikbk of iWiriin dbM intro^. Only tbitikf we found bai yefitetday « 
lUlb bij nalptd tmt y«t aliiro in a hme hmxm, wlieee Ha parents hod 
Ims atiMJrpd anil mutbr^d by the aaTage enemji of wboin^io great it 
^ tadigftalte il llMir eruelty^onr Genefil bai offered a reward of £$ 
lor all tilt U4k& m)$i§§ btottgbt in, 

'* Wlwa ma mmli ia oftTf you ihould eee onr camp, and all tbe tmm 
haai&wp^ 4HI it Olff bi^f&fe and our General's tenU ai^d guard a£» 
|ifa<^d 5|ntta tn lb* ^entr^ of tbe camp. We liare ontlyiog acntriai hj 
tWMr ^ thrDMt by tenif by whole oompaniea. Al tlw leait aorpriaep 
Iknr mtm iaalntatei to rtm in on ttic main body, and raUy round the tenta 
IM btflgafai vblob are 10 arraag^d themaiflvi^ aa to be a atroog forttli- 
Saily and I, yon muAt know, are muching on foot bow, and tny 
I art canjing ba^p^. The PenniylTaniiLtis sent auob raaoally 
tiuii ihey ipoedily fare m> Wbat good bofMt wort 
lafti '^raa 4Mv di&ty to gift up ; and lioxana baa a ooupW of pidcv apoa 
hm hmtk toKUad of bet yoong tnaitor. Sbe knowa me rigbi veil, and 
^Ltyjj^ wkan aba aaai ma, and I walk by bar aidc^ and we bare many a 
USk londiar on the aareb. 

**Jmf 4. To guard ^gaimt turpriaea, we arw all wantod to pay aipt* 
•bt attnitoQ to tbe b«at of tbe drum ; alwaji baltio4r wbtn they Imr 
tki kt^ roQ baatt and marolung at tbe beat of the long mareli. Wo an 
ttMSMi tluiakrt nfaniiiig tba tncmjnov. We baro our adraneed 
pidbatedcmblad, and two ata^ca at tmiy po«t. Tbe men on tbe ad* 
^■aoad pifdctU art oooateftlly nndtr anmi with fUed bayoneta, all tbroiigli 
tbtnjgbt, aad rtUtvad nvry two boitra, Tbe lialf tbai ara ndieftd lit 
dflwa by tbatr anna, but art not suilenKl to lea?t tlialr piekt^ii. Tt^ «?!< 
last that we urn drawing rnry naar to tba tutmy sow. Thu packvt g04.i 
eat wiili tke Uoucral*! to GoJi^nel I) unbar 'i camp, wbo is thirtj mjlua 
lali^ ua; aiai w^ baoacfied tbsmiv to Frcdieriok, and Ihtnoa io my 
» at Caatkwood* to whum I tend my duty* wilb 
I to all Jiiendi tharti and bow much bra I ntod 



rta 



g4 THE yrSOtJSWSkB, 



not lay to ny dearest brother from hif tlfeetioiiate Geocge £. War- 
rington." 

The whole land was now lying parched and aoorbhiag ia the Jo^ 
heat. For ten days no news had eome from the eolumn admioiiig m 
the Ohio. Their march, though it tdled bat alowly thioiigh the pdaM 
forest, must bring them ere long up with the enemy; the tioopa» led ly 
consummate captains, were accustomed now to the wiUmsH, and not 
afrsid of surprise. Every precaution had been taken against aabHL 
It was the outlying enemy who were disooyered, panned, destroyed, hf 
the yigilant scouts and skirmishers of the Britidi fone. The laat news 
heard was that thearmy had adTanoed considerably beyond the grood 
of Mr. Washington's discomfiture on the previoas year, and two dayi 
after must be within a day's march of the French lofrt. About takiiig it 
no fears were entertained ; the amount of the French reinfttoemMitB Cram 
Montreal was known. Mr. Braddock, with his two veteran regimeiitB fipom 
Britain, and their allies of Yirginia and PennsylTania, were noce tlian 
a match for any troops that could be collected under the while flag. 

Such continued to be the talk, in the sparse towns of oar VlrginiiB 
province, at the gentry's houses, and the rough road-ude tairemsi vhse 
people met and canvassed the war. The few messengers who were sent 
back by the General reported well of the main force. 'Twas thought 
the enemy would not stand or defend himself at all. Had he intended 
to attack, he might have seized a dozen occasions for assaulting our 
troops at passes through which they had been allowed to go entirely free. 
So George had given up his favourite mare, like a hero as he was, and 
was marching a-foot with the line ? Madam Esmond vowed that he 
should have the best horse in Virginia or Carolina in place of Boxans. 
There were horses enough to be had in the provinces, and for money. It 
was only for the King's service that they were not forthcoming. 

Although at their family meetings and repasts the inmates of Castlewood 
always talked cheerfully, never anticipating any but a triumphant issue 
to the campaign, or acknowledging any feeling of disquiet, yet, it must 
be owned, they were mighty uneasy, when at home, quitting it cease- 
lessly, and for ever on the trot from one neighbour's house to another 
in quest of news. It was prodigious how quickly reports ran and spread. 
When, for instance, a certain noted border warrior, called Colond 
Jack, had ofiered himself and his huntsmen to the General, who had 
declined the ruffian's terms or his proffered service, the defection of Jack 
and his men was the talk of thousands of tongues immediately. The 
house negroes, in their midnight gallops about the country, in search of 
junket ting or sweethearts, brought and spread news over amazingly wide 
districts. They had a curious knowledge of the incidents of the march 
for a fortnight at least after its commencement They knew and 
laughed at the cheats practised on the army, for horses, provisions, and 
the like; for a good bargain over the foreigner was not an unfre* 
quent or unpleasant practice among New Yorkers, Pennsylvanians, or 
Mary landers ; though 'tis known that American folks have become perleclly 



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IS 



I dtii]ile la laUr timen, tmd nevuf gfuspt ^^^ nayer omerrcAct^ 
r MlJisli &ow» I'or ttire<i wceki after the armj^i d^piirttife 
th» timaad n*porU regardiag it were cheerful ; and wb^a our CasUe* 
vuod fmmdM met at their iupp^, their tone wat oonfiieiit and ihmt 
nrwi pfamiit 

Bot OQ the tOth of Julj & Tait ond sudden gloom ipread over '^e 
pforiaMt A louk of lerror ftnd doubt seemed to fall upon every faiOOi 
Aftifbttd lMff04^ wifltfuUj eyed their mtsterd and relired, aod hummed 
with one another* The fiddlei oeaaed in the quarlen : 
J and Utigh of Iho^ dicerj black folk wert hushed* Eight And 
lift, i tq y bodjr^i ^^rvanta arero on the gallop for newi. The ooutitry 
tiVvniA lp«r9 thronged with horsemen, wha drank and enreed and 
lirawM al th» bari, eaeh briBgiog his gloomy story* The army had 
hm^ aarpritvd. Tha trDcps had fallen int^ an ambtiiead«r and had bdeti 
t«i IK^ aloMil t» a man. All the ofliciers were taken down by the FreneU 
■■rkaMWi ud the tttofeii* The General had hc^en wounded, and e irnt<d 
off IIm §M in hii lath* Fonr days alkrwards the report wm thut the 
QiMnl wai daad, slid acdped by a Frt<tioh Indian* 

Ab« wbit ft acfiaiii poor Mrs, Mountain gare, when Oiintlio hrought 
tlila Mm &om aeron tho Jamcji lliver^ and Itttle Fann)' sprang cryitig 
|9 hm snlker'a inna! '^ l^rd Ui>d Ah»ighty, wateh over m* and 
By boy!** laid Mn. tUmondf tinking down on her kncrs, and 
lier figiii hsudi to Htfaven* TEe gi^ntlemen wen^ not at homo 
I tJi^foaMHir arriireiU hut they tatne in an hour or two afti^rwards, 
mtik frow Ilia Imnt for nrw*. The Soots tutor did not dare to look np 
wad meA ihm wivlow'i agonising looks* Harry Waniiigton wai lu pa]« 
M hm wMhsts II might not bet trtie about the manner of lbs 0«ncrars 
imakk b€l ha waa d«ad« Thit army had beon surpriicd by Indians, and 
laid IMt mod htm kiUfd Wtthoni wming the enemy* An expiri^i had 
•tflTid Croo pQflhn'^i ouap. FngitlTet were ponring in there. Should 
la f9 amd muf Ha mml go and tat. Ha and tiout little Di^mpit^r 
ftrmtd Ihfintflvci and mountedf taking a complt of mounted nrvanU 
viiiitibM* 

Hmy foQowd fliB northward traek which tba eapvditlonanr army 
%idk9V«d ant for ttialf, and at every ftU[i which bronght th»m nearer 
iaillp Meat of »&Uonr Uiv di«a4tcr of the fi^arful day teemed to magnify. 
fl* day after i ^ nnmher of tJia mieemble fttgiUvaf f^m Ilia 

teal Utile of I ) had reaohad Dimhar'i eamp, fifty mlm from 

Thitkif ^Q^ Barry and hit eompaaioni rode, plo-pping 
aakiiif Hiwi, givisg money, getting ifom one and all the 
mme gloomy tak^A thouMmd men wwm ^m— two- thirds of the ofllceta 
vwa dawn— All the Oetieral'ft aldaa-df-Ottrnp were hit* Were hit Y^ 
IqI trcrt tJbey killed f Tboee who f<^1l rnvvt ro«« ajtain. The tomahawk 
in ill wark open them* O brotJier, brother I All tlte fond mcmorii'^i of 
Mr yooth, all the dear fememhrELncni of their ehildhoodi tho love aod 
^ laogliUr, the tcndar romantic vuwa wbioh tb^jr h^ pbdged to caeli 
0hm m ladii were reoalloi by Harry with pangi tnesf iaaeihlf km^* 



86 TSB VIBGIHIAm. 



Woonded awn looked up and ipm nftned bj Ido grief 
melted as they nw the woe written en the ha n d aaw 
hardy old tntor oonld aeaioely look at Urn fat temn^ i 
even more than for hja dear pupQiHiolaj dead utetha 

knife. 



CHAFTEB XnL 
ntonxLsas oum^ 
At erety itep whidi Harry 'Warrington took towaraa 



the reports of the British disaster were magnified and i 
two fiunoos regiments iriiieh had fought in the Seoltish i 
wars, bad fled from an enemy almost vnseen, and tiieir T 
and Taloor had not enaUed Hiem to fiiee a band af Barages 
French infantry. The nnfortnnate oommander of the < 
shown the ntmost bravery and resolntion. Fonr times his 
been shot nnder him. Twice he had been wonnded, and tiie last tima of 
the mortal hart which ended his life three days after the battle. Moit 
than one of Harry's informants described the action to the poor lad, — the 
passage of the river, the long line of advance through the wildemeas, the 
firing in front, the vain Btraggle of the men to sdvsnoe, and the artillcty 
to dear the way of the enemy ; then the ambushed fire from behind 
every bush and tree, and the murderous fiisiUade, by which at least half 
of the expeditionary force had been shot down. But not all the GenenFa 
suite were killed, Harry heard. One of his sides-de-camp, a YiiginiaB 
gentleman, was ill of fever and exhsustion at Dunbar's camp. 

One of them— but which ? To the camp Harry hurried, and readied it 
at length. It was George Washington Hsrry found stretched in a tent 
there, and not his brother. A sharper pain than that of the fever 
Mr. Washington declared he felt, when he saw Harry WarringtoBy and 
oould give him no news of George. 

Mr. Washington did not dare to tell Harry alL For three days alte 
the fight, his duty had been to be near the General. On the fatal Mk of 
July, he had seen George go to the front with orders from the diief^ to 
whose side he never returned. After Braddock himself died, the aide- 
de-camp had found means to retrace his course to the field. The o oi p ssa 
which remained there were stripped and horridly mutilated. One body 
he buried which he thought to be George Warrington's. His own iUness 
was increased, perhaps occasioned, by the anguish whioh he underwent 
in his search for the unhappy young volunteer. 

" Ah, George ! If you had loved him you would have found him 
dead or alive," Harry cried out Nothing would satisfy him but that 
he, too, should go to the ground snd examine it With money he procured 
a guide or two^ He forded the river at the place where tiie army had 



TEE TOtSIKIANS, 



k« W«iit from one end to thx* other of tJie dfvadfiil 6eld. 
10 Infct hftiinted bj ladmns aow« The bink ^f piv^ were 
m fh$ iiiAa|^«d fetteisbf sgnini. Gmte in bb own fnmd- 
, flfiftg ▼fifj eili&f witli 1 iviet imile on hia li[>, Htrt^ bad n^rvr 
jii amm tbe Ii0» of Dvtth* The hc^rrible specUok of mutilatioii ototed 
idm l» tttrm mwmj with shuddtr jmd batbmg. Wli&l news cc^uld tlie 
fMmH wpodit <^ tlkofl* fesi^HDg eorpset lybg tinder the trees, glre the 
bd •€ liii loit bfcithtf F H« wm for going, nnariDed, and with a white 
t4> tht Kreaeh fort, whither, after their Tictory, the ensmr had 
b^l Mi §«M«f rvftited to ad^fttioe with him. The French 
s%ht poMflilf ramii liemv bat th« IndUai would not *^ Ktep jmur 
Ur lir yow lMy««Mti«r, my yotmg gtntleman," fi«d th© guide. 
^Tii mm^ ikai thm hum one son in tbb eampAign.*^ 

WiMtt flanrx inlqrBed to the English encampment at Danbftr^i, it 
w«i hk limi to bo down with the £erer« Delintint fiet in upcrn him^ and 
hit kf »nt tOM itt tho t^nt tad om the bod horn whieb his fritnd had 

Ctwm m^nlmmnL For nome doft ho did not hnow who watohitd 
; mmk fMt Pcspotor, who had tondod him in mofo than one of 
thmm ■iiijin, lii&iight tho wiii&m Kttil kaa bvth htr ohildmn i hist 
tko iioi»wi» to fa flfibduod that tho hoy wit eeibM to tmU|r oomo- 
vImI, flftd qiI to hombink, Mr, Washingta md Dmpil^ both 
ll waa wtib a hti^ h«urt, ao dooht, thnt ill thfii 
> tho g^tco ot CtMtlewood, 

^hsdboiiiioiitli immaM tlMlroouinf. tint 
tad hit llttk dttufhtcrt irtlieaiiDg H«nj with 
•nhfieai, hut whm tetum givo i nid of i^oofmHIon to 
Xr Wiihiiiflaii ; mad tho Uttlt girl mnamd tho fmm$ offiovt to utart, 
oad taxB daodly paJts^ hf ooaiqg u^ lo him with h«r handji behind 
kv, aad iihing, '* Why hniv fon not hrotig ht George book too ? *' 
did tt«l btar. liio aobf mad OiYcaeei of hta good Mmd ifid 
, liftokity htpl htm f^om IiilMiiaf to litUe Fattny. 

wma gmckniily reoeiirod by Uie two ladiei, **Wh«teTer 
W doDOi w» hnow groH wunld do, Mr. I>einp»(«r/^ Myt Hn, 
girisg Idtt hor hand, ** Mihi * ouftioy to ]Cr« Ik(ai{»iir, 
jy ind povfiabor, ohtld, to bo grmteful ^ oil who hare betn 
MtmiXf to out bODofaet^n. Will it pieajM you to lake any rvfrcah- 
^tm M^ yon rtdo, Colonel Woihiiifion I* " 

Mc WiohuagtMi bad had i ■ajjiiiiwt Hdo ilnody, and ooitntod io 
Mrtaialjr itpott tho hoipilility of C^atlowood^ at bo wodd upon tho 
rofhliowmlMMk 
I U«i l^leid my homo, and a glaat of watit for niyiili; Bid 1 
I OuUovood hotfiitality no farth^t/' Mr. Waahiiigtni mM. 
, Gooif o, foo hnro your room bttv. and mf mmn It mboro 
it r«idy!*' triwt Hurry* ** Tbit poor hoioe of jm^ 
thiol with ypu, Mid OOA^t go fanb«f thia evonifig/* 
**a«tlit Your mtfcor won't teo him, eltihlj'* whia^rcd Mx% 





fsS THE TIBGINUK8. 



«« Not see George? Why, he ii like a ton of the hooM," «riM Httny. 

*' She had heet not we him. I don't meddle nj bmmm in !■■% 
matteriy ehild : bnt when the Colonel's eenrent rode in, and odd yon mo 
coming, Medun Esmond left this room, my deer, when she mm mttim 
reading DrelinooQrt, end said she felt she eonld not see Mr. WashiqgtM. 
Will yon go to her P" Hany took his fiiend'sann, and azeasinghimsdf 
to the Colonel, to whom he said he woold retom in a fcw mfnntsii hi 
left the parlour in which they had assemUed, and w«nt to tim vgfm 
rooms, where Madam Esmond was. 

He was hastening aeross the corridor, and, with an a.TSiled head, pass- 
ing by one especial door, which he did not l&e to look at» te it vaalhsl 
of his brother's room ; bnt as he came to it, Madam Esmnad issaad hxm 
it, and folded him to her heart, and led him in. Aaettee wna hy thahs^ 
and a book of psalms lay on the coverlet. All the test of the nam was 
ezsetly as George had l«ft it. 

''My poor child I How thin thon art grown— 4iow haggard yoa look! 
Kever mind. A mother's care will make thee well again. Twaa aoUf 
done to go and brave sickness and danger in seanh of yonrhnthsr. Hal 
others been as iaithfnl, he might be hm now. Kever mindt my Hjbbj; 
onr hero will come back to ns, — I know he is not dead. One ao good, 
and so brave, and so gentle, and so clever as he was, I know is not loit 
to ns altogether." (Perhaps Harry thought within himself that hii 
mother had not always been accustomed so to speak of her eldest sod.) 
*' Dry up thy tears, my dear I He will come back to us, I know he will 
come." And when Harry pressed her to give a reason for her belief^ 
she said she had seen her father two nights running in a dream, and he 
had told her that her boy was a prisoner among the Indians. 

Madam Esmond's grief had not prostrated her as Harry's had iriiea 
first it fell upon him ; it had rather stirred and animated her : her eyes 
were eager, her countenance angry and revengeful. The lad wondered 
almost at the condition in which he found his mother. 

Lttt when he besought her to go downstairs, and give a hand of wel- 
come to George Washington, who had accompanied him, the lady's excite* 
ment painfully increased. She said she should shudder at touching his 
hand. She declared Mr. Washington had taken her son from her, she 
oould not sleep under the same roof with him. 

'* He gave me his bed when I was ill, mother ; and if our George is 
alive, how has George Washington a hand in his death P Ah ! please 
God it be only as you say," cried Harry, in bewilderment. 

" If your brother returns, as return he will, it will not be through Mr. 
Washington's help," said Madam Esmond. '*He neither defended 
George on the field, nor would he bring him out of it." 

*^ But he tended me most kindly in my fever," interposed Harry. << Ho 
was yet ill when he gave np his bed to me, and was thinking of his 
friend, when any other man would have thought only of himself." 

** A friend ! A pretty friend ! " sneers the lady. '* Of all his Exoel- 
lancy's aides-de-camp, my gentleman is the only one who comes back 



TOE TUfllNUKS. 



mttWiMlftM. Tkt bmve un^ tiobb fall, biH he^ to b« sure, h un* 
Imi^ I conSitft my hoj to him, the pride at my lift*, whom he will 
4m§gitA with Kill fiiftoath ! And ho leavts my Geor^ ia tho foreit, 
nn<| Mugv si# back biuu^lf ! 0, a protty wdcomi I must gi?A 

.w g^iitUmiui/' med Mairy^ wamily, " wat erer refosed ahidti^ 
«mi4tr my fc«iidJmth«T*H roof/* 

** O QBi— 410 |»iiilrina» / " esdtimi the little widow ; ^Met ti^ gti downi 
if VOQ I9d|| iMy sntl pay our re«peotd to thb OGe« Will you pLeaie to 

I mi ysor arm f *^ nnd l&kin^ an arm which wqj very Utble able to give 
■■lipait, ill* wnlked down the broad ttairi, and into the upartrntitit 




lliai m otrotnoaiotis (mrtsey, ti^d eiiended one of the little^ 
littiidi^ wbkfe iliv lUowrd for n moment to leii io hii# * ^ I wbk tluit oar 
^ bad bscn lmp^ier« Colonel Wwliiiigton^'* ihe iftid. 
Tcm ditt ii0lgTitT« more thftii I do that it m other wiae. Madam/' aald 
tbaColoMO* 

** I islfli \imf9 wiili^d that the meeting had b0on iparcdr thmt I might 
mA bttW hwfit y^Q from friends whom you itrt! natumlly aiixious to aeo 
; my boy*! iaili^ositiozi hud not datained you. Bome and hi« good 
Mimlai&i i»d hia mother and our good Bootor DeajMti^r wiU 
■iioiri bim* 'Twaa learoo neoeitairy^ ColoDel« that you^ who have 
If aiUin m yottf bandu, military and domesUo, tbodd tnm 

^ Hairy w«a {Hand weak, and 1 thought It wai my duty to rid* by 
blm.** <Uim4lb«OoloaeL 

** Too ywitfiBlfy fitt have gone throogh lhe/aiitfu§9 o&d dunffcn of the 
\ in the mo9t wonderful manner/* aatd tHo widow, ourtfteying 
cod tookifig at him with her impenetmble black eyee* 
•riib to Uaaraoi Madame 10010 one elae had oome baok in my 

^y, nr, toq have tira which mutt render pnr life mere than artr 
iidm aad oaar to yoo^ and duties to which » I know, you must be aniloua 
I ywttivell In our preseot deplorahb stiLte of doubt and dittreia, 
' can be a walaofae plaoo to 00 ilrangeri mttoh leaa to yon, and 
aa 1 knav, atr, yon will ba §oi laAfiitg tia en lo^g. And yon vtti pardon 
rnatf Iba Btalv nf my own apirtte obli|r»ft ma for the moat part to keep 
ay ebaaibv. But my fnenda hart will bear yon oompany aa long as you 
^u^m Wk^ wUlat I tmrm my poor Uarry np-stair>. Mtiuutdu I you wilt 
laia tbi aadar roam on the grotuid*ibor ready fur Mr, WiuLxngton, and 
i^lWiif itk the baoaa la al bla fwiiiaitd, farewell, sir. WiU you bet 
fwai to {voBooct waif ooaipllaaMidi to yator nothar, who will be thankful 
li hifa bar aan aa£e and aonnd out of the war,— as alao to my young 
bbml Ifartba CuatJa^ bi whom and to whoae ohildren I with ovary bap* 
paa. Cbae, my sen ! " and wilb Iboea worda, and anotbai tecdaf 
Tp Ibe pale litUe womia tvtnatod, kobiag ataadily al Ibi Ootoal^ 
~ dmab on the foet • 



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THB yJBBJSlASB. 



Stnmg as Kdbun EsDumd's belief i 
safety, the house of Castlewooi natnially ; 
1^ might ferhid monning lor heiself a^ tnaalji hul ! 
in hlaek, whatever fkoe tha xesoloto litfla Uj jistriitiA ift 
before the world. To look for her son, was hoping againsi bopap ]6 
anthentie aeeoont of his deatii had indeed anitadt ta^ w «■• t 
who had seen him fall ; but hundreds more had 1 
fotal da J, with no eyea to bsiiold tibeir last ps 
larking enemy and th» eomradea dying by tibeir aide. A i 
the defeat, iHien Hany was ahasnt oa his qneat, OaoigePa aerran^ fla^, 
reappeared wounded uid mainied at Oastlmod. Bid ka < ~ 
coherent aoconnt of the battle, only of his flight from te i 
he was with the baggage. He had no newa of Ida 
morning of the action. Fbr aumy days Sady Inhnd im tiia 
quarters away from llie sight of Msdam Esmsad, i^ioaa anger ka dil 
not dare to foee. That lady's fsw neighbours spoke of her i 
under a delusion. So strong was it, tiiat there were timea i 
and the otfa« members of the litUe Gastlfwood finaily 
brought to share in it. It aeemed notliing atnngo to kmr^ ttoflk kv 
fether out of another world should promise her her son's life. In ^bk 
world or the next, that family sure must be of oonsequenee^ sha thought 
Nothing had ever yet happened to her sons, no aeoident, no feiver, bo 
important illness, but she hod a prevision of it She could mniMiista 
half-a-dozen instances, which, indeed, her household was obliged Bsn 
or less to confirm, how, when anything had happened to the boya at ever 
so great a distance, she had known of their mishap and ito eonaequeneesL 
No, (George was not dead: George was a prisoner among the Indians; 
George would come back and rule over Gastlewood ; aa sure, as ane 
as bis Majesty would send a great foroe from home to reeover the 
tarnished glory of the British arms, and to drive the Freneh oat of the 
Americas. 

As for Mr. Washington, she would never with her own good will 
behold him again. He had promised to protect George witti Ids latt. 
Why was her son gone and tiie Colonel aUve ? How dared he to fees 
her after that promise, and i^pear before a mother without her asnf 
She trusted she knew her duty. She bore ill will to no one : but aa en 
Esmond, she had a sense of honour, and Mr. Washington had lu r fai tsi 
hers in letting her son oat of his sight. He had to obey superior ordeiB 
(some one perhaps objected) F Psha ! a promise was a proouse. Hehad 
promised to guard George'a life with his own, and where was her bsyf 
And was not the Ookmel (a pretty Cbloae/, indeed 1) sound and anfef 
Bo not tell me that his ooat and hat had shots through tiieia I (TUs 
was her answer to another humble plea in Mr. Washington's bahaH) 
Can't I go into the study this instant and fire two shoto witk ay 
papa's pistids through this paduasoy skirt, — and should I be killedf 
She laughed at the notion of dea^ resulting from any aneh oparah 
tion; nor was her laugh very pleasant to hear. The satire of paopia 



THB TIWIBIAKB, 



m 



«iis hum JMm intiiml hummir b esldotn g^od iftort for lijitaaden. 
I titlttk 4atl iDcii*i/iievi«4p ftfi! mostly etticU 

fisy i/ Bifiy nnntod (^ iiie«t liii Irietid^ he had lo do so m i^Gret, at 
fW«rtui» or rariauf pka^i of resort ; or in their Utile 
tiM |iroTinci«l gentry a^aembled. No man of r^n% »he 
mm^ Mr. WnaHin^ton after hia base deserticm of bef family, 
&0 wa» •xeMdin^j exerted wb«Q sbe beard that th@ Colonel and ber 
wm wktiJbMtf l«d flieL What a A^ri miut Ha^ry haire to gtT« 
llii ktt4 le mt whoiB tbo conaider«d as Utile better than 0eorg«^t 
Mf^MT I Fbr tbaiDC to lay to i For sbame upon irau^ luigmieM 
lof , tomll Mlg Ill9 dtsLfCfltf nobleati most perfect of brotbcn, for tbat 
ttXlt fBW^, fox- bailing Caloael, with hia borrid oathi ! How caa be 
W Qwgi^i roardprer, when I fay lay boy u not dead F He U not dead, 
mef inatia^t oer«r deceived me: braaixM, aa aonr as 1 leo his 
wm baloTi mtg— only, 'ii» not near so noble or to goad aa be 
Id look^^-aa aitrely two nights ranging did my papa appear to mo 
In mj dnasia* Yon doubt nbout thfit; vety likriy ? 'Tia bimilie yoti 
isvar Wvti caybody lolEoieAtly, my poor Harry ; else yoa might 1ik?a 
}mam to tat tboa lo dreama^ am haa been Yonchsafed to aome. 

**1 IhUk 1 Imwi G««rg:e, mother,*' fried Harry, *M hMm oftea 
fn^ Ibal I ni|Jil4ream about bim^ and I don't/' 

** Haw yon aaa talk, air, of loving Geori^, and then go and meet yonr 
HivWaabinftoa at bome-rnecii, 1 can- 1 undcratand I Can yoti| Moimtaiaf* 
^ W* aaa*! ewleratand many thtnp in oar ndgbbonnT ebaraoterit I 
fan ittilatata&d that our boy h unbappy, and that be doea not get 
ilRSgIb, attd tbat he ia doing no good here, in Caa^Uewoodf or auopiiig 
it t^ tafania and ooaTt^hoQtas with bofae-coupera and idle oompeny/' 
Mmmtaiii in TQ|ily to her patroaeat: «iid| in truthf cb« 
I right, 

QOl c»idy ^tt in the Caatlewood Honi«, bnt thifn waa 
^ I cAEuiot tell bow it oame/* imtd Harry ^ aa he liromght the 
!• aft end, wbivli wi* have narrated m tli^ preoedmg t^^f^i 
he oeaifidiKl to hi^ new-found Krtgliftb nlatiTOi Madamo do 
" bttl alaoe thai fbtal day of July, ijut year, and my return 
hmm, mf wmtktt &«9ar baa baaa Iba tame woman* Bbe te«aitd to bm 
aaoti of oa aaaba oaed. Bba Wtta Ibr rrtt pmiitng 0«org«f mi p/i ib« 
did B«l aaM aa il ibt IIIM Mm mndl vbea faa waa with m, Bb« 
datfilf Hitft aftr, into ber books of d«foltoii| onl of 
» milj m a a a ga e l» txtfa^ grief and tadaeaa, aa I tbiak. BaA 
^^/mm baa fUln wrar oitr wretdiod Yirginiaa Honaa of Oai ^ awoodt 
iM W^ an gmr ill* aarf pale ai ^botta who iobabtted it. Mooatilll 
IriA SB^ aiadaai, tkaS« §» nights, my mother woaid net doia bar eyea. 
liaif^ bad bar at a^M^de, looking ao gbaally, that I faa?i atettid 
taMB ai^ awn alaap^ ta^lag a ghoat belbea laa. Bj ooa naan ar 
ilNr rilha baa wmi^ bmelf into a atate of «x«ll«naot wbidb, if not 
k akia te it, 1 waa again and agaia wtrwtk down by the 
1 aU Cbe Smitikf Lark la Amoriaa oonld not oora aai, W« 




93 THE YIBGIKIANB. 



have a tobacco-liouse and loiiLe land about tilt naw town of 
in our proTince, and went thither, as Williamabug ia no ^ 
than our own place ; and tiiera I mended a littla, bat itill did not get 
quite well, and the physicians strongly oonnseUed a laarTQfage. Mj 
mother, at one time, had thonghta of eomin^ with ma^ but— (and hm 
the lad blushed and hung his head down>— we did not agno Ywy wtD, 
though I know we loyed each other very heartQyy and 'twaa dofeandadi 
that I should see the world for myseH So I took pungo ia oar dhip 
from the James River, and was landed at BristoL And 'twas ooly ta 
the 9th of July, this year, at sea, aa had been agreed betweon wm ni 
Hadfun Esmond, that I put modming on for my dear brother." 



So that little Mistress of the Yirginian Castlewood, lior 
sure we have all the greatest respect, had the knaok of ] 
people round about her onoomf ortaUe ; quanelled wiUi thoaa aba lofil 
best, and exercised over them her wayward jealouiiea and hnparien 
humours, until they were not sorry to leave bar. Hera waa ■waif 
enough, friends enough, a good position, and the reapeet of tbe waild; 
a house stored with all manner of plenty, and good tbiagai and pest 
Hany Warrington was glad to leave them all behind hinu Happy! 
Who is happy ? What good in a stalled ox for dinner every day, sad 
no content therewith ? Is it best to be loved and plagued by those you 
love, or to have an easy, comfortable indifference at home : to foUov 
your fancies, live there unmolested, and die without causing any painful 
regrets or tears ? 

To be sure, when her boy was gone, Madam Esmond forgot all theM 
little tiffi and differeuces. To hear her speak of both her children, yoa 
would fancy they were perfect characters, and had never caused her a 
moment's worry or annoyance. These gone, Madam fell naturally upon 
Mrs. Mountain and her little daughter, and worried and annoyed them* 
But women bear with hards words more easily than men, are more ready 
to forgive injuries, or, perhaps, to dissemble anger. Let us trust thst 
Madam Esmond's dependents found their life tolerable, that they gave 
her Ladyship sometimes as good as they got, that if they quarrelled ia 
the morning they were reconciled at night, and sate down to a tolerably 
friendly game at cards and an amicable dish of tea. 

But, without the boys, the great house of Castlewood was dreary to 
the widow. She left an overseer there to manage her estates, and only 
paid the place an occasional visit. She enlarged and beautified ha 
house in the pretty little city of Richmond, which began to grow daily 
in importance. She had company there, and card-assemblies, and 
preachers in plenty; and set up her little throne there, to whieli the 
gentlefolks of the province were welcome to come and bow. All her 
domestic negroes, who loved society as negroes will do, were delighted to 
exchange the solitude of Castlewood for the gay and merry little town; 
where, for a time, and while we pursue Harry Warrington's progress in 
Enropcy we leave the good lady. 



THE TIBGIXTANS. 



13 



CHAFTEE XIV. 

HIBRY IN EKGLANI»* 

Wmmw Hm fUAoiii Trojna waiideri^r narruted his eEcapet and adren- 
litrfts tp Qhmh Dido, her Mnje^ty, fli» wo read^ took the yeij ^resitest 
islimi 111 tlie frnftciimting storj-U'lkr who told hb perils so elciquoDtljr. 
A liitlofj tmiiod, mi>ft [t4tbctio than ^ny of the previous occitrreneieB in 
tiiv U§» ol Fiiu JEneai^ aiid the poor pnneess had rcoion to rue the 
A»f W%nL ih* liil^oed to timt glih and dangerous orator, Eany War- 
Hafioai litd wot ^oua jEneft»'s power of «p«eeh, and his elder! j aunti we 
m^j pfftst^aie, vas hf do mrmtss ^o «alt^ hearted &s the aentimental Dtdo ; 
tiol p^ Iks lad*ft QOfTatir* wfifl touebi&g, aa he deliTercd it with his 
srtkM ffloqtieftoa aod cordial ifmot ; and more thun onee^ in the ootimc of 
Mi ftarjf Mailsia B«niit«^iA ibmnd hertelf moved to a Boftness to whi^h 
liie iMd wj ftldom before allowed herself to give waj'. There were 
Mi wiMy IbnalaiBi bi thit de«4: rt of a life — not mtmj sweet, le&eahtag 
iiatia^p1if»a H Itad been a long lancUne«i, for the most part, until 
tbla ftlflMlf tviiee cunv and aotmded m hei ear* and caused her heart to 
httHL wiOk itnfi((» pa»|^ of lo?e and ijmpathj^. She doted on this lad^ 
and <Q tUa aaiae ^f eompaasion and regard so new to h^r. @a%'e once, 
MMft in fWT TH7 earlj youth, sho hud folt no tctid(?r Mntimcnt for 
mtj^ hnmux mug » Snoh a woman wo aid, no douht, watch her own aen- 
ftt^boa r9Tf Icf^nly, and au&t hav« smiled after the appearance of thi> 
Wf, to mttk how h<<r puWs r<%i^ abovn their ordinary heat, Bh^ lon{;i*d 
iifi/r lam sli.. f, It inir chcclcii Himh with happiness when he eamo nrar. 
with welcome, and followed him with fond p!catiiro. 
,. ^. r, ^ id a BOD tikti that, how she would havn loved 

I *• ** mieienoe» the dark icjffer mocking' witliin hcr^ 

■•* ** Mni r.-in iriii ; Tou know 5^ou Will wcarj of lh)s inclbaUont 
of all. Tod know, when thu pniiing fanej has tnbstdcdt 
;iie Ljj mav perish, and you woa*t havo a tear for hiia; ortolkt 
yon wi-nrv iif Hi storici ; nnd that yonr lot in life ia to bo lonely — 
\f" V .,,1^ life &0 a detert ? Thtm aro haUtnf-pliOct and 

aft i ^ wat^<rt; let ns profit hj them for to*day. Wo 

fcnorv that w^ mu^t aafoh when to-morrow oomtSf and tfamp on our 
dfftHsj unwaid. 

Si0 cmiltd inwttrdtTt whiUt foUowing tho Ind's nar raliYe, to recognba 
Ift kli timple tnfn filv7Tit his mottivr, traita of family rf^*cml>)anoo, 
MadAiB Etnuwd jealous ?— Vts, that Harry owned, Sha wa« 

hmi iif CVUiittl urn? ^ha liked him, but only aa a friend, 

Barry 4Mlaf«d. A hnndnd timii he had heard hi <( motlier vow that 
•t* had no otbtr ftaling towards him* Tie was dihiimrsd to har« to 
al he hiuuvir had been mm ahfurdly jealtim of the Cotond. 
U P>^ will iM that mf hA]f-iiit<jr will never f^rgivo hiiOt*' aaid 
Beatrix* **Aiid yo« need not ho anrprited^ itr^ tl vofttftSk 



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94 THB YIBODIIAHB. 



taking a fanoj to men yonnger than themaelTiBa ; fat don't I doto wgm 
yoa ; and dcm't all these CasUewood people eripetU with jealoiuj P" 

Howeyer great might he their jealooiy of Madame do Bematem'a mv 
faToorite, the funily of Gastleirood alkwed no ftoling of ili-vill ti 
appear in their langnage or behanoiir to tiMir yoong gneat aadkiBnMa 
After a ooaple of day' itay in the anoeatral hooae, Mr. Hanjr Wia 
ton had heeome Couain Haziy with yoong and middle-Aged* 
in Madame Bernstein's presenee, the Coonteaa of Caattwrood VM : 
graoions to her kinsman, and ahe took many amiahle pdvate offi 
nities of iniiarming the Baroness how oharming the young Hvnn wai| if 
yannting the elegance of his manners and appearanoa, and wmderisg 
how, in his distant proTinoe, the ohild shonld efw hayo lataad to ham 
politeP 

These notes of admiratjon or inteirogation, the Barauaa took wift 
equal oomplaoanpy (speaking parenthetioally, and, for his own paiCi As 
present duonieler cannot hdp pnttmg in a little leapeetfol nmndk hmib 
and signifying his admiration of the oondnot of ladiea townida tm 
another, and of the things whieh thuqr say, whieh they iioEbear to sifi 
and which they say hehind each otluv's hadu. With what anOea ani 
cnrtsies they stab each other I with what compliments they hate essh 
other ! with what detennination of long-saffering they won't be ofiandedl 
with what innocent dexterity they can drop the drop of poison into the 
oup of oonYersation, hand round the goblet, smiling, to the whole family 
to drink, and make the dear, domestic circle miserable ! ) I burst oat oi 
my parenthesis. I fancy my Baroness and Ck>unte88 smiling at each other 
a hundred years ago, and giving each other the hand or the cheek, and 
calling eadi other. My dear. My dear creature, My dear Countess, My 
dear Baroness, My dear sister, — even, when they were most ready ti 
fight. 

« Ton wonder, my dear Maria, that the boy should be ao polite?" 
dies Madame de Bernstein. " His mother was bred up by two Teiy 
perfect gentlefolks. Cobnel Esmond had a certain graTC courteousnsss, 
and a grand manner, which I do not see among the gentlemen now- 
a-days." 

'< Eh, my dear, we all of us praise our own time I My grand- 
mamma used to declare there was nothing like Whitehall and Chadss 
the Second." 

« My mother saw King James the Second's court for a abort while, and 
though not a court-educated person, as you know — ^her father was a 
country clergyman— yet was exquisitely well bred. The Colonel, her 
second husband, was a person of great travel and experience, as wdl as 
of learning, and had frequented tiie finest company of Europe. They 
could not go into their retreat and leave their good manners behind 
them, and our boy has had them as his natural inheritance." 

<* Nay excuse me, my dear, fiv thinking you too partial about your 
mother. She could not have been that perfection which your filial 
fondneni imagines. She left off liking her danghter-^ny dear oreatore^ 



THB VtBaiKlANa 



UiAi dm did— HUid I cAntiot fomsy & o^^mptete wtmuii 
A aoU ikCftrU No, uOi my dear suter-in^l&w I Uatmits W9 
ijidtei no doaUp imd| lor & ooautrj pw»o&'t dsoghtcn, ymu- 
vti ray wtii— I bart se«ii maiij ol tlte oloth who are Tety 
a, ntsr duLplais, is Yeiy welL Dr« Youjig ia Teiy 

if Terf well ; bat tliey Imvo not thie true air— as how 
f^f I {irotes^ I beg pordoii I I forgot mj lord bbhop, jour 
I ftrat okobe. But, OM I liiid before, to be a oompli'te womaD, 
, wbat yoa havei wkat I may say and bkis Hemveti for, 

i good be«rt. Without tbe affectioDap all the world k 
;y letTt I I pioleat 1 ouij live, exut, «ftt, drink, rest, for my 
^ttt ditldmi I for my wic^od Willy^ for my self- willed Fanity^ 
ibty lajz%V* (Sh^ raplurotiisly kisatu a brAedot ou eaob ana 
^tiiai tlLesiiiiiaturo repr€B«iitatioiia of tboao two young perBona,) 
mil y«a, Fancbonl you know I do, jou d@ar» d^ar liitlo 
■ftd if tbey were to die, or you wtre to die, your poor 
ipoald die, too I ^' Mimi aud Fmehon, two ^uiTering Italiaa 
1% imii^ into tboir lady*A armSf and kiat bcr baudi, but 
m i&Mltft, vbidi ftr« covered wilh roi^^^. '^ No, my deai' I 
iDf d» I bltii H«aT«s eo atiiak (tliovgk it pola me to «4inida* 
ii» ipwy «lite) aa &r lAia&g oittiral at iilb Mfiii^ 

an fkll of itftlingi d«ar Anna,'* sayi ihM BiifoD«ia« '* Toa artt 
i §ar jwa seaaibiiiij. You muit give a iittlt of it to i^ur 
I fM^^ew^oooaiii — 1 iciiro« know )m rrlationibip.'* 
I lii hliO but i« a gutivt in Castle wood now« The boute m 
CMl0WWid*ar not iuifit5p or hia Lordship's whenever he tball 
il» What can I do for the young Virginiau that hai 
if He 11 obanning. Are wo even jeoloua of him fot b^ing 
larf and tliotifb wa aeo what a fancy the Banoneaa da Benutein 
X te USf do yonr Udyibip** nepbewe and nJacoa your r«iil 
•Jiid nk«c»— «ry out ? Uy poor ohildrcm might be snortiiedt 
I, m • tsm hou^ tho obarming yon^g man baa made a« mooh 
^ inor tllbi^ baru b«aa able to do ia all their liroi : bnt ar« 
7 f Willy hath takou bim mit to ride. Thia moming, waa 
a flajittg the barpaiohoid wtulat my Fanny taaght iitm Iho 
*r«sa a oharming young groups I mgmt% yon, and it brought 
my eyes to look at ik» young ortitnnm* Poor lad I we ore at 
i» aa yoo are^ dear BiToneaa t *' 

iadama de Benuifcein had happened, thfoagh her own aam or 
% lo oTkriuiBr what rtally took plaoe in eonat^nenee of thit 
tittii iOiBt. I^dy CMtlewood had oomo into the room when ' 
I piqpit Wtpe tbtt* engaged in otnuBing smd inilruetyig Iham* 
MipiBtA tqr bar aon William, whu arriviMl in hii boote htm 

U brnTii ^ntmingl*' eaid tho Coai^iai, ilfiprif ^« 
diiag with oiie cl h» bmt mniki t» Hsrry Wamngton, and 



THE YIB0IHIAK8. 



darting a look at hii ptztner, irliiaii my Ltdy Fna ij pwfc c i^y mdewtoii: 
and 80, pexliape, did my Ltdy llaria aft te hazpiidiavd, iw lb* pkfri 
with ledouUed energy, and nodded ber waring ooriti oifw tiia ikmdM, 

«' Infernal yonng Choctaw! It ha teadiinf Ymj thawar-dtMi? 
and it Fan going to try her tridct nponhim now P** adud Mr. WiBin, 
whote temper wat not of the hett. 

And that wat what Lady Cattlewood't look taid to Fanny. ** An jn 
going to try your trickt upon him now P '* 

She made Haziy a yery low enrttey, and he bluthed, and they bett 
stopped dancing, somewhat diteomoerted. Lady llaria rota tnm tk 
harpsichord and walked away. 

*'Nay, go on dancing, yonng people I Don't let me apofl ^oti, ltd 
let me play for yon," taid the Conntatt ; and the tato dovii ti tki 
instrument and played. 

<' I don't know how to danee," tap Harry, hanging hit hand dovi, 
with a Uath that the Conntett't finett oarmine ooold not eqnaL 

*'And Fanny wat teaching yon? Go on teaching him, daiMk 
Fanny!" 

" Go on, do ! " tayt William, with a tidelong growL 

<* I — I had rather not show off my awkwardness in company," id& 
Harry, recovering himself. '* When I know how to dance a minnet, be 
sure I will ask my cousin to walk one with me." 

" That will be very soon, dear Cousin Warrington, I am certain," 
remarks the Countess, with her most gracious air. 

** What game is she hunting now ? " thinks Mr. William to himsdf, 
who cannot penetrate his mother's ways ; and that lady, fondly^^calliog 
her daughter to her elbow, leaves the room. 

They are no sooner in the tapestried passage leading away to their 
own apartment, but Lady Castlewood's bland tone entirely changes. 
" You booby ! " she begins to her adored Fanny. " You double idiot ! 
what are you going 1o do with the Huron ? You don't want to many a 
creature like that, and be a squaw in a wigwam ? " 

<* Don't, mamma," gasped Lady Fanny. Mamma was pinching ber 
ladyship's arm black and blue. '' I am sure our cousin it very well," 
Fanny whimpers, •* and you said so yourself." 

'' Very well I Yes ; and heir to a swamp, a negro, a log-cabin, and 
a barrel of tobacco! My Lady Frances Esmond, do you remember 
what your Ladyship's rank is, and what your name is, and who was 
your Ladyship's mother, when, at three days' acquaintance, you 
commence dancing — a pretty dance, indeed — with this brat ont of 
Virginia P " 

** Mr. Warrington is our cousin," pleads Lady Fanny. 

*' A creature come from nobody knows where is not your oonsin ! 
How do we know he is your cousin P He may be a valet who hat taken 
his master's portmanteau and run away in his post-chaise." 

** But Madame de Bernstein says he it our oonsin," interposes Fanny; 
" and he it the image of the Etmonda.'* 






dfl Benistem hu ber likes &iid dislikes^ takea up people and 
Ibrfeli p w pi i ; »lsd ill* ehooees to ptrofesa m miglitj fancf (of this young 
mmu Bmmim tlio liket Mm to-daj, is ihn% tLoy retioti why she ebould 
Ukm kin fO-SKUfvaw F Before com pctny, and in tout &itst^s presence, your 
l^yifclp wtU pkaie to be oa ciyil to liim aa neoG&saiy ; but| in pdf ftte^ 
I fcriiid 700 to toe kbn or esoourage Mm/' 
*' I dniH otr^t lUftdast^ wb«tb&r your Ladysldp £^rbid^ ma or not ! ^' 

Ltidj F»Q]if , wrought up to ti pikli af reTolt. 
*V«s7 good, Ft&oyt then I speak to my L&rd^ aitd we r^turu to 
E^Bdaftoa* 1^ I c&u't briug you to reasoD, your brother will/' 

At tiiis juoctuTu tlio oonycrsatioa between mother iLud d&ugbter 
ifeo^ptdf or ^niLimo d^ B«rusteiu't informer bud no further meuus of 
biirtiig or rrportiug iL 

If vat e^tJy iu afUT-dajg that shft told Harry Wmrrington & pari of 
mhMi tbn kiww. At pn-acfit he but saw that Ms kiusfoUcs recieired him 
sot iniktDidty« lady Caillewood was perfectly eiTil to Mm ; the young 
Ift^n fitiwmt tad plcoaod ; my Lord Castbwood, a man of cold and 
Itf&^blf dctttaaour, Wns not more reserved towards Harry than to any 
of Ibt wrnH of tlkt iMn^j ; Mr. William was rtui]y to drink with him, to 
fido wHk Isn, tQ |Q to rooei with him, and to play 04rds witli Mm. 
lio l^jpOMd to f away^ they one and all preosed him to tiay. 
^ iroKttItt did not tell him how it arofto that ha wus iho 
oli|oei of sncll Oigor hospitality. Ho did not know what schemes ho 
warn acrrin^ or diiarrangtng', whoto or what anger ho nraa oroaliii^* 
h9 vii weloomo bocranse thoio around Mm wore his kins^ 
9T^ Ihought that those oonld bu hi^ enemies out of whoao 
ddnkingi and whows ha^d ha was pressing oTery night and 




CEAPTEE XV. 



A •TxnAT AT cisniwoon. 



day after flarry'i arrlTal at Ciutleirood wan a Bmnday. 
1 ftppcrtsialiif to th« e&Mths wta the TilkgQ ohnrvh. A door 
6sB tilt koQM eoumnnidalod with a grett itato ptw which the family 
iod kno aftof duo timt Ihey all took their plae^ in ordor, 
; m foUior ttna^rovta <M»3|RTi>giiiJnn from tho Tillage ^od the leab 
k hw WRei< fiom tho ohurdi*roof • iuid 

I^Uaard him Hk? had b«<u boroD by 

^«f hia fiuzii b which, as h« knirw 

ft !H^li<*'l part Wi^hia 

-mila was t a 

ttbo OOOIBl' )' 

Il-wfapi> da i»vnaimBt m L^t ijuaijty oi Bu^aop'a widuw^ ii«¥«£ 



-'^ -^ 




OS THE VnMxINLVIIB. 



failed in attsndanoft, and oondaeted her devotSoot witili « gnmlltf i 
M exemplary aa that of the aneeator yonder, in hia tqnon baud nadni 
gown, for ever kneeling on hia atone haamk before his ynMtvartla 
desk and book, nnder hia emblaaoaed ahield of anu. The iiliiigjPBinii, a 
tall, high-oolonred, handaoma young man, i«ad< the aerfiee in- m IMfr 
agr^able voice, giving almoat a dramatio point ta ft* e h ap i aw W 
Scripture which he read. The mnaie waa goo d un a of te yooay Idb 
of the fiEimily touching the oigan— and weidd ha;ve been better bat ftr 
an interruption and something like n borat of kughtar from the scrraatif 
pew, which was eeeaaioned by Mr. Wanington*a laeqney Ghimboi whi^ 
knowing the air given out for the paalm, began to sing it in a veiee m 
exceedingly loud and aweet, that the whole e o ngregatkn tamed townia 
the African warbler ; the parson himself put his handknrehief ta Ui 
mouth, and the liveried gentlemen from London were aatoniahei aat«f 
all propriety. Heaaed perhaps with the sensation whioh he oMatod, 
Mr. Gumbo continued bis perfennanee until it beeaae almoat m aola^ 
and the voice of the derk himaelf w«a aBenoed. For the tnA k, that 
though Qumbo held on to the book, along witii pretty Molly, the fsetw^i^ 
daughter, who had been the first to weleome the strangera ta Ca ati a wu e d , 
he sang and recited by ear and not by note, and oould not read a ayllable 
of the verses in the book before him. 

This choral performance over, a brief sermon in due course followed, 
which, indeed, Hany thought a deal too short In a lively, fhmiliar, 
s^king discourse the clergyman described a scene of whioh he had bs«i 
witness the previous week— * the execution of a horse-stealer alter 
Assizes. He described the man and his previous good oharaeter, hia 
family, the love they bore one another, and his agony at parting from 
them. He depicted the execution in a manner startling, terrible, and 
picturesque. He did not introduce into his sermon the Scripture 
phraseology, such as Harry had been accustomed to hear it from those 
somewhat Galvinistio preachers whom his mother loycd to frequent, but 
rather spoke as one man of the world to other sinful people, who might 
be likely to profit by good advice. The unhappy man just gone, had 
begun as a farmer of good prospects ; he had taken to drinking, card- 
playing, horse-racing, cock-fighting, the vices of the age ; against which 
the young clergyman was generously indignant. Then he had got to 
poaching, and to horse-stealing, for whioh he suffered. The divine 
rapidly drew striking and fearful pictures of these rustic Crimea. He 
startled his hearers by showing that the Eye of the I^w was watching 
the poacher at midnight, and setting traps to catch the criminal. He 
galloped the stolen horse over highway and common, and from one. 
county into another, but showed Retribution ever galloping after, seizing 
the malefactor in the country fair, carrying him before the justice, and 
never imlocking his manacles till he dropped them at the gallows'-foot. 
Heaven be pitiful to the sinner I The clergyman acted the scene. He 
whispered in the criminal's ear at the cart. He dropped his handker- 
chief on the clerk's head. Harry started back as that handkerchief 



THE ¥IBGI2lll5a 




dT9pft#d. Tlie olerf^mfla Imi been tal]£itig for mom titan twcutj 
milai, Mmrry ooold bare lieutl bim fof sq boor more, and tboiig^fit 
hmk Boi hbm five tninutes lit tlui pulpit The g^ntUMki I0 tlie 
pev were veij miteb enliTun^d by itte di&conrse. Onoe or twice 
, wbo ootild iet the pevr whera tbe htm$t Berranta sQt«, remarked 
rerjr stt«Ddv«; ud otpedtUj^ Otimba, hii cfwh mem, in aa 
I of i&letim ooDttenuitimip But the anock-tivoks did not seem to 
^ sad elamped out af obnreb qnite nnediioenied. OafiPer Brown and 
* Jones took the inatter ns it crtup, nfid tiif> rofy-pheeked, red' 
Btt L My 

kni, fe«a bit pciTr nodd< . > when 

tiMt 4ifi80'*t hMid and wig^ iur^«<l up iT^m t^u utiAiiiau* 

*'Siapi«i bM been atroBg to-daj/* Baid hii lurdalup. *'Mc hts 
winlhid lb# Fhfliftinei in great faroi^^*' 
•• Bemtifol, beuitlfitl 1 " i&xt Hsrry, 

^Bii fl¥« to Ibttr it wix hii Aasize 0«imon. ITo bis beenorer to 
Wlnloii I* prsBfifu iinil t«» i»(M? tlio.HLi iiog»" erii^ti Wlllkm. 

nwofftisiit 1 the litde ooQgregation mt into the annjihiiie. 

Fci2ir — ...,.,, 4id, temp. J&o. I., itlU kndt on his marblo 
bitai hit pmf ur-book of slane. Mr. Sampicin eaxne out of hb 
' 111 Mi IttMockp and nodded to the gcatl^men itOl UogerlDg in the 

'^CoMt upi ind tell na nbont thoee dogs," lajt Mr. WiDtttm, and the 
MHm Mddid n Itttg^ilaf ontni. 

Ihm |iiniiliili piiitd onl of the «hurob btn the gallery of ibclr 
fcp»Wp wfciili mmmmlM, tfiem with that ftAcr%>d bxiildfa^^ Mr. 3ani|i«vn 
mmim bte wwf tttroof h th« oou^^ umi preivmtiy j 
Dltd bjf my loJ'ti til the Virginian c^itium of ' 

IIm* elwplnio bowed v> - 
I bci»iil bf ihm ▼btuotui . 
k» nkM to Sir Itil^t Witci^wu (»( 

ii's foth«r '« «ld«c*'%totlitr. IV h ^ ^ ^ | j 1 y 




m. Hi* wai 
, Mr. War- 
j . Mr. I^arnngtoa 

i . ;fi kiiiimra. Wai 

3ir MUm 
be had a ion 



W 



i Mr. 

Twaa 
s pttl^ taiait, ami lb. Warntif ton hwkad m if ha wmUd b^oatna a 

niMlaf t *>^ A ^^ aatsia in Norfolk. 

•♦Tall mt abaot mj tmclai" eried Vlfginiao Ifarry. 

**Tall na about tho%tt doga ! " auid EngU«h WOJ, in a brealft* 

** fw^ atort joUy ^^t two mom dmnkon dogt, wTtng yvor |iraiin««^ 
Mr, Ifmrnagtm^ fkm Bt Mike and hu boh, I never taw. Sir MItea 
wia a atanneh friend and neighbour of 8Lr Fiubert'«, He ctm drink dawn 
mtf mtm ta lb# eetaily, cxioept hia eon and n few more. Tbu oilter doge 
al««l which Mr. William ia aaiidoii% for IT«ttvcn hat!i madu him a prty 
tft dflga aad all ki&da of Mrdap tikw the 6Ri^ in tlte Uiad— ** 

-•I hBnw th«t 11o> in the Iliad/' fvyi Msny; BUvUqg. ""I eii]| 
Ave norp, but I know Uuit ono»*' And bh * -^ H!, Ma ww 
** Ah, my dear hroihrr Oeei|;a knew d . tiad all the 

IMjMiyi tad alooat ffTity boek lb«t wm ever written uc^dca t " 



100 THE TIBGDOAKS. 



<' What on earth" (only he mentioiwd « plaoe under the eutli) **m 
you talking about now ?" asked WiH of his TBvereiioe. 

The chapkdn reyerted to the doga and their perfonumee. He though 
Mr. Williun'i dogt were more than a mateh in them. FMm doga thej 
went off to hoiaee. Mr. William waa veiy eager abofot tha Six Tear Old 
Plate at Hontiiigdon. *' HaTe yon Immght any newa of it, FttfaQnP" 

** The odds are five to fonr on Brilliant againat the fidd," Mja^ 
Parson, gravely; '' but, mind yon, Jaaon la a good horae." 

«< Whose horse P" asks my lord. 

" Duke of Anoaster's. By Cartonche out of Miaa Langley," Mja ths 
divine. " Have yon horse-raoes in "Virginia, Mr. Warrington P" 

<* Haven't we ! " ories Harry ; '< bat Ohl I long to see a good English 
racel" 

« Do yon— do you— bet a little t " oontinnes his reverenee. 

'* I have done sueh a thing," repliea Harry with a amile. 

« I'll take Brilliant even against the field, for poniea wiUi yoOy 
cousin ! " shouts out Mr. William. 

" I'll give or take three to one against Jaaon I " saya the daigyman. 

" I don't bet on horses I don't know," said Harry, wondering to 
bear the chaplain now, and remembering his sermon half an hoar 
before. 

•* Hadn't you better write home, and ask your mother ? " says Mr. 
William, with a sneer. 

** Will, Will ! " calls out my lord, " Our cousin Warriogton is free to 
bet, or not, aa he likes. Have a care how you venture on either of 
them, Harry Warrington. Will is an old file, in spite of his smooth 
face, and as for Parson Sampson, I defy our ghostly enemy to get the 
better of him." 

« Him and all his works, my lord ! " said Mr. Sampson, with a bow. 

Harry was highly indignant at this allusion to his mother. '* I'll tell 
you what, cousin Will," he said, '< I am in the habit of managing my 
own affidrs in my own way, without asking any lady to arrange them for 
me. And Fm used to mske my own bets upon my own judgment, and 
don't need any relations to select them for me, thank you. But as I am 
your guest, and, no doubt, you want to show me hospitality, FU take 
your bet — there. And so Done and Done." 

" Done," says Will, looking askance. 

'* Of course it is the regular odds, that's in the paper which yon give 
me, cousin ? " 

«« Well, no, it wn'/," growled WilL " The odds are five to four, thatfs 
the fact, and you may have 'em, if you like." 

" Nay, cousin, a bet is a bet ; and I take you, too, Mr. Sampson." 

''Three to one against Jason. I lay it. Very good," says Mr. 
Sampson. 

" Is it to be ponies, too, Mr. Chaplain P " asks Harry with a superb 
air, as if he had Lombard Street in his pocket. 

" No, no. Thirty to ten. It is enough for a poor priest to win." 



THE VIRGIXIAOT. 



m 



I "Hi 
"Will 
momUa 



W«nfQe0 % pxHit iliee out of my quarter's hun(!red," thinks H 111x3% 
Will, I ibftn't let thete Eiagliahmeii ftmtj that I atn afraid of them. 
jl dfidnH bftfrnt hni fof the honour of Old Virginia T won't go hack." 
I Ihim pMSonkfy tmuMotioms arranged, William Esmoad went away 
momiti^ towaJtb the vUblee, where he loved to take hii pipe with the 
^^maam ^ the hntk pamoa went off to pay his ooort to the ladies, and 
pkiiAB «f lilt Sunday dlntier which would presently be aerrrd. Lord 
Outlffwood fiJi4 Hiwry nsmained for a whUe togetheTp Since the 
Tlnpiiliii^a Miifal my lord had aoar^y spokem with him. In hii 
wmamtn hm wtm pedbotly fiiendly^ but so sUeftt that he wouJd often sit 
of IIm hm/i of his tahk, and leave it without uttering a word. 

** I voppoiie yander property of yours b a fine one hy this Km© F ** said 
fy lord to Hiur^r. 

" 1 Twdeoii it'i aliiio«t aa big a^ an ^ngliah oounty/' ttiftwered Harry, 
md Ilia l«od*a aa good, too^ for matiy things.'* Eany would not tmre 
Old Xtomlnion, nor hh ^htLT^ in it, underratt^d* 
Ittd*^ ! " «aid my lord, with a look of aurpriiw. ** When it balong^ 
Kty fiathcr it did not yield much/* 

*' Paidm 01% my lord. You know how it belonged to youf father," 
llui fOQlH irilh aome spirtL *' It wai beeauee my grandfather did 
biQi»l»eliiinbiingbt''« 

of oonrae,*' frays my lard, hastily. 
I, «o«iaifi| that we of the Virginian house owe you nothing but 
eDDlintusd Hmny Warrit^i^ton ; *'but our own, ind the 
wMeli you ire now ih owing me/* 
Tim an heartily welcome to hotli. Too wtfe hurt by the hotting 
maw?" 

• WeU," frpUed the lad, '* I am eort o' hurt, Voitr wi4ooillo« yott lit, 

I dilTrrcnt to cioi- woloomt^, imd that's Xha faet. At homo we are glad 

> mQ m vmxkt hM out » band to binit md give hini af our liost Hfro 

i tftko «i idt gito na beef and olaroi enough, to be sure, and dou'i 

I %/k out when wt come, or whon wo go. That*a thfl rx>mark which 

i making, linco I haro been in jour lordihip'a hoiiBi* ; T c^an t 

I it out, you aee, now 'tit on my wind ; nnd [ think I am a 

„^ DOW I have «aid iV AtA with tUii, the excited young 

toooltod a billiartl-hall aoros* the tahlt^, and tli^n loughetl, and 

I st hm «li]<r ktniman. 

•^Jh immm JUvr*/ We arc cold to the itranger wiUtin and without 

awr gaiet. We dom'l tdce Mr. Hmry Warrington into our armi « and 

try whm «« tea ov coiiata* We dou*t cry when he goee awaj — but do 

wvpreUndF*' 

•• No. fm dooH, Btti you ^ to get the better of him in u bet, ' aays 
Harrr, indlgimAly. 
** li thi!f» 00 with {vniotloo in Virgbia, «nd don t epofting m«n there 

• mu mafirr U S^tamed is Ihe AuiTiof*» jj^ioui w<itk, **Th« Mwatiw if ' 




102 THE TnoiKiAins. 



try to ofTemaeh ome anoflwrf What was thai sfaNgr I Jiind joa 
telling our annt^ of iha fintiak offiaan ud Ikim fiiiiialii4F ^ %^ 
sylYBniaP'' 

<<Tlu^a fiur!** edaa Hairy. «< Iliai ia, if a nnwl jndBoib «i^ a 
atranger auiat look out I doQ*t mind fha paiaim; if lia «in% ha-aaqr 
have and welaoniA. Bat a ralationl To tiliink tkst aaj own Uaal 
oouain wanta money out of me r' 

" A Newmarket manwoold get file bativ of hia&ihar. Ify teaOar 
has been on tlie torf, ainoe he xode over ioit lirom OamWdge. .H yoa 
play ^oaida with him— and he will if yon wiU let hiaa— he wall haii 
you if he oan.** 

''Well, Pm ready!" eriea Hany. "m play any «aaawitbhiA 
that I know, or Fll jmnp with him, or Fll ride with him, or EQ row 
with him, or m wieatle wiAi hiin, er FU ahoot with him thaaa mm ! " 

The Senior waa greatly entertained, and held oat hie hand toikm hoy. 
** Anything, but don't fight with him," aaid my kcd. 

«If Ido,I'U whiphim! hangedif Idon'tl" eriedthekd. Bnta 
look of sarprise and displeoenre on the ndblemen*a part ffpeallnil lum ti 
better aentimenta. <' A handled paidoni^ my lord I" he aaid, blitthiag 
Tory red, and seising his consin'a hand. *' I talked of ill mannen, 
being angry and hurt just now ; but 'tis doubly ill-mannered of me to 
show my anger, and boast about my prowess to my own boat and kins- 
man. It's not the praotioe with as Amerieana to boast, belieTe me, 
it's not." 

'' You are the first I ever met," says my lord with a smile, ** and I 
take you at your word. And I give you fair woruing about the eards, 
and the betting, that is all, my boy.*' 

** Leave a Virginian alone I We are a matoh fi>r moat men, we are," 
resumed the boy. 

Lord Caatlewoed did not laugh. His eyebrows only arched for a 
moment, and his grey eyes turned towards tlie ground. '* So you can 
bet fifty guineas, and afibrd to lose them ? So much the better for you, 
eousin. Those great Yirginian estates yield a great revenue, do they ? " 

" More than sufficient for all of us — ^for ten times as many aa we are 
now," replied Horry. ("What, he is pumping me ! " thought the lad.) 

*' And yonr mother makes her son and heir a handsome allowance ? '* 

'' As much as ever I choose to draw, my lord ! " oried Hany. 

'' Peste ! I wish I had such a mother I " cried my lord. '' But I have 
only the advantage of a stepmother, and aho draws on me. There is the 
dlnaer-belL Shtdl we go into the eating-room P " and taking his young 
friend^s arm, my lord led him to the apartment where that meal was 
waiting. 

Parson Sampson formed the delight of the entertainment, and amnagl 
the ladiea with a hundred agreeable stories. Besides being chaplain to 
his lordship, he was a preacher in London, at the new chapel in May 
Fair, for which my Lady Whittlesea (so well known in the reign of 
George I.) had left an endowment. He had the choicest atoriea of all 




ihm klaliA Slid cotenM— tlie Teir l«t»tt newt o( who had rtiti awmj with 
wlwDi^^-ilic ImsI bon-toot of Mr. Sdwyii — ^tke laat wild bet of Muroh and 
He Imew 1m>w the old ktug Imd quureiltd with. Madoiae 
nd tbc Duke was suspected i)f haviu^ a naw l0?]t^-<wlio wu 
bI Cftrktm Uomo witli tke Fiinc^M af WaIm— &ad wlio was 
Itti HaadAyp and haw well ka lieLaT^d i» tlie t»rt. Mj lofd'i 
dM^kiB pmuvd ottt «U titii iuteUifenoe to the uwued kdks sad Xhe 
if^^SJtitd yoQ^g fftmmml^ mmoabE^ hh mawaMm with «ti^li pbin 
Uxmk tfktl kei lu mode Hiutj ^Ure, wii« wia otwijr tfriv^d ^oim 

Ili^Colot^ .atmd to the ekgmti^es of Londoti Mfo* TbekdiM, 

4ilil Hid y«iiAg« imi^lied quite cheerfuIlT tit ike li fdjr jokfis* D0 not btt 
l» f9 fiir fvideni gi' tLo pmu^til d^y I We ■!« ooC gobf to 
jum «wMl aioii<iUi»p or oall y»Ah«i on joar iniliinii dbi^k 
B«C *tli aBHaui tluit UmIt ladjilttpft ftt Oft«tkwood tievif oiMt tlMNi^of 

Iwingil ind, but mim Untmmng to th« [Mma'ft taamj tdei, vntill^ 

«b«^ WU, «liii]ciQp for lABCxiQon ierwe, impinqn>d Ink ivvtnn** t»»f 

£gr kall-^ttn-Loiur. Tli«re wsi w» wmmmi, Qt would be iw^ In Uiie 

dfiakls^ of a bottb of Borfundj. Mr* Will called m Umh oa^ uid tJi* 

t hiy ftai i i Ummd eff » gk** ire ba ran ouU 

^-^ Bim libe baH^boar vat over^ Mr. CbapUb wai bftok af*io bftw1tn| 

^Hor VMlbor bol|l»» tbk dkouMod, ili«ir joiurd th« Isdios, Aftd ««oi^ 

^Kb/ cu\I*t»btf» wtn m% 4>ui, aif in ' v wtre fof many boufi «ftix 

^Kdsjr, »t wiiaeh tb<« wbole tif Ibti trty tfif^god. MaJMno db 

^^Ber&»trm cuvlil U^t fluj uac:« of ]i ; iki ni loorjuvty And llieA Wis 

ttftlj Mr« rfri0i*n^ is lb« wuxAe tn ! . .if woa al nil ■ matok to li«r 

Itt tbk OBtjr maim^ Ibo SnbbatU dij pBiitd, fSto fMalftf «ii 
tenttfadi ttid ih«*r« wai Ulk of bdjituiiibg tB • «0ol luilMfd and a 
mmm if ubiet in a ttutiLiutr-liyuiN: . lot tbo cnapnoj volod to ait in- 
mii% Ibo ladiaa fUcUnn^ tbvy tbougbt tbe a#pot id" tbrM bonoum in 
tbcir bamlf atid anna good ooitrt oarda, more beantifni tban ibtf lofaliail 
«Biu of naluro; nod to tbe ann went bahind iJi« «lmi, and itpl tliaj 
W9tm at tbalr caida ; ni^ tbe nekM oama boma cawing tbc ir ettn Mis» 
and tbff ntriT Atirrad azit^ to obango |)aftncji ; md the dtafiel alock 
talU Loni' alWr boor ualiaadviit ao dcJighUyll/ were tbejr ■pent cw 
the paat«2ioafd; and the mmm and itani came oot; and it wia mina 
•'aliclCf and tba gpoov ol Uia obambwn aflaoiUiied that ii^ftf m 
amdj. 

WbHat Ibagr mIo at (bat oMial, IW po«C-U9<fl twaUfbiff bom win 
bMid, m hi tntlad iai* Ibo tilLi^ with bia letiar-b^* ^T brnTalaif 
«aa hrvasbl la pntnikf Iran Iba Tillage, and bb yim^ mhkk ba pot 
^ia. Olid bis n^wn^iw , wbkli be nad. He waOrd aa ba anno to a 



|«tafnipb, Icobcd at bii ¥ tfiittlasi ooiiiiD, and banded * ^ 
bii bMtber W&U^ wba bj iliia Uomt w«i ^vty loralbrt 

[ Iticb all Iba tfrasiof , aad a gnat deal of U^x^^ 
I tbati Wilir «i|« oif ^d* 

took Ibt paper, and, teadbif Uia 





104 THE TIBGDilANS. 



by his brother, uttered on exokmatum wUeh etued aU tiie ladktti 
cry out. 

'< Gnusioiis heaTens, Williaml What haa happenedP'' ariaa mm m 
the other fond sister. 

'< Meroj, ohild, why do you swear ao dreadfblly P** aikad the joa% 
man's fond mamma. 

'< What's the matter P '' inqum Hadanie de Benutdni who waa £dki 
into a doze after her usual modieum of punoh and beer. 

'< Read it» Parson 1" says Mr. William, thrusting tha piferofwti 
the chapLaln, and looking as fieroe as a Turk, 

<< Bit, by the Lord !" roars the chaplain, dashing down tiia pifer. 

" Cousin Harry, you are in luok," said my loid, taking up tlia ahasC, 
and reading firom it. '< The 8ix-year old Plate at Hnnttngdon waa won 
by Jason, beating Brilliant, Pyfho, and Ginger. The odda wen five ts 
four on Brilliant against the field, three to one against Jaaon, aora Is 
two against Pytho, and twenty to one against Ginger." 

'< I owe you a half-year's inoome of my poor liring, Mr. WamngtoB," 
groaned the parson. " I will pay when my nobb patron aettiaa wifli 
me. 

** A ourse upon the luck ! " growls Mr. William ; ** that comes of 
betting on a Sunday," — and he sought consolation in another great 
bumper. 

" Nay, cousin WilL It was but in jest," cried Harry. " I csn't 
think of taking my cousin's money." 

<' Curse me, sir, do you suppose, if I lose, I can't payP" asks Mr. 
William ; " and that I want to be beholden to any man aUye P That is 
a good joke. Isn't it. Parson ? " 

*< I think I have heard better," said the clergyman ; to which William 
replied, " Hang it, let us have another bowL" Let us hope the ladies 
did not wait for this lost replenishment of liquor, for it is certain they 
had hod plenty already during the evening. 



CHAPTEE XVI. 

nr WHICH orxBO shows skill with the old English weapos. 

OuB young Yirginion having won these sums of money from his cousin 
and the chaplain, was in duty bound to give them a chance of recovering 
their money, and I am afraid his mamma and other sound moralists 
would scarcely approve of his way of life. He played at cards a great 
deal too much. Besides the daily whist or quadrille with the Luiies, 
which set in soon after dinner at three o'clock, and lasted until supper 
time, there occurred games involving the gain or loss of very consider- 
able sums of money, in which all the gentlemen, my lord included, took 
part. Since their Sunday's conversation, his lordship was more ireo 



TEE TIEOmiANS. 



im 



tni Goufidentiat witb bis kiosman than he bad preyiousl^r beeHi betted 

lith Hm qtjite affably, and engaged him at backgammon and picquet, 

Mr. William and the pious chaplain liked a little hazard ; though his 

dircnijon iraa enjojed on the ely, and nnknown to the ladies of the 

htmmt irho had exacted Tep«at«d promises from Cousin Will, that he 

¥aald not lead the Yirginian int^s misehief, and that he would himself 

tep ©at of it* Bo Will promised as much as his aunt or hia mother 

I to demand from him, gave them bis word that he would never 

pkj, no norer i and when the family retired to rest^ Mr» Will would 

walk over with a dice-box and a rura-bottlij to Cousin Harry's quarters, 

where he, and Hal, and bis revereDce would sit and play until daylight, 

Wbea Hany gave to Lard Castle wood those nourishing descriptions of 

the matefnal estate iu Amtricaf he bad not wished to mislead hia 

kisimaii, or to boast, or to teU falsehoods, for the lad was of a very 

honert and tmtb-telling nature ; but, in bis life at-home, it must be 

ovued ttat the young fellow had bad acquaintance with all aortg of 

ijueer company, ^ — horae-jockiea, tavem loung^era, gamblings tind »portiiig- 

M^ii, of whom a great number were found in his native eolony, A 

knded aristocracy, with a population of negroes to work their fields, 

.ind cultivate their tobacco and com, had little other way of amusement 

than In tb^ hmiting- field, or over the carda and the puncb-howh The 

* 'r*'ilitf of the province was unbounded : every man's house was his 

our*i ; and the idle gentlefolks rode from one mansion to another^ 

mamg m each pretty much the same sport — welcome, and rough plenty. 

The Vt7]gini&n Squire had often a bare-footed valet, and a eohhltd 

Middle ; hut there was plenty of corn for the horses, and abundance 

^ drink and venison for the master within the tumble-down fences, 

'iM behind the eraoked windows of the halL Harry bad slept on many 

tvt»wiEiattTasa, and enga^d in endless, jolly night-bouts over claret 

tnd punch in cracked bowls till morning came, and it was time to 

fuHow the bound s» His poor brother was of a much more sober sort, 

U the lad owned with contrition. So it ii that Nature makes folks ; 

lad lome love hooka and tea, and some like Burgundy and a gallop 

vmm country. Our young fellow's tastes were speedily made visible 

te Mi friends in England. None of them were partial to the Puritan 

&«jpline ; nor did they like Harry the worse for not being the least 

of i mjikaop* Manners, you see, were looser a hundred years ago ; 

tnaguea were vastly more free and easy ; names were named, and 

thiogi were done, which we should screech now to hear mentioned. 

Tti, Madamp we are not as our ancestors were. Ought we not to thank 

tfa* Fatea that have improved our morals so prodigiously, and made us 

M> fmiacntly rirtuons f 

^ keeping a shrewd keen eye upon people round about biro, and 

fmtpngt not incorrectly^ that bis cousins were disposed to pump him, 

fivrj Warrington bad thought fit to keep hia own counsel regarding 

^a own affaira, and in all games of chance or matleta of aport wbs quit* 

I i toatch for tho three gentlemen into whose company he had fallca^ 




THE YIHGXKIANS. 



E?«m m the noble game of billiards he eould hold his own aHerm few 
da^B^ pky with hia coia^ns and their fevered pastor. Hia grandfatliiv 
loved the game, and had orer from EiirQpe ene of the very (vrm UUki 
which &i,bted in hie Mivjeaty's proviiiae uf Virginia* Kor though Mi. 
Wmootild k^Lt him at the oomm^uosmeut, eould he get utidiid o^da out of 
the young gamester* After iheir first bet, Harry was cm hi^ guard wA 
Mr. Will, and cousitt Willixim owned, not without r^ipeot, thftt the 
Amenmui was his match in most things, and his batter in many. Bui 
though Harry played so well that he could beat the parson, and sooa 
was the equal of Will, who cf course could beat b^th the girU, haw 
came it, that m the contests with ih^&Gt espeoiolly with one of the!ii« 
Jlr. Warrington frequently came off BecondP He was profoundiy 
wnrteoua to every being who wore a petticoat : nor has that tcaditi'jnii 
paUtencis yet left hh country. All the women of the CoiitlewW 
€itablisliment loved the young gentleman. Xhe grim housekeeper vat 
molliiied by him: the fat cook greeted him with blow^ amilea; the 
ladies' maids, whether of the Preach or the Eu}|U^h nution, fimirkcd mi 
giggled in hb behalf : tlie pretty porter* s daughter at the lodge hod 
always a kind Wk^rd in reply to lus, Madame de Bc^rnsteiu took jwU d 
ill theaa things, and, thou;^h slie said notbing, watched carefLUly the 
bey's diapo&ition uad behavmar* 

Who onn say how old Lady Maria Esmond was? Books of Ihi 
V^&iu%e were not so many in thoho days as they are in eur bleased tifflWt 
and I cannot tell to a few yearSf or even a lustre or two. W>u.n WiU 
naed to eay ahe was Eve-and- thirty, bo was abusive, and, b«&idea^ wm 
always given to exaggeration. Maria was Wiiri» half-sister, Sb« ai4 
my lord were children of the kte Lord Castle woud's first wife, a Gccinia 
lady, whoin, His known, my lord married in the time of Queen Aaad% 
wars. Baron Bernstein, who married Maria's Aunt Beatrix^ Ouibco 
Tnsher's widow, was alsio a G^injian, a Hanovcnan nobleman^ anti rulutin 
of the fint Lady Costlewood. If Diy Lady Maria was born under Georg« L, 
iLnd his Mt^csty George IJ. had been thirty years on the ihrone, hsm 
could abc be seven -and- twenty, m ahe told Harry Warrington ahe mil 
**I am old, eliild," she used to say. She used to oal! Harry "ohiM"^ 
when they were alone. ^* I am a hundred years old» 1 am neYcu-anci- 
twenty. I might be your mother almost.*' To which Harry wflfaM 
rap^^ " Your Ladyiihip might be the mother of all the cupidsi I m 
ftore. You don't look twenty, en my word you do not !" 

Lady Maria looked any age you liked. She was a hkr boftttl^f 
a dazzling white and red oomplexion, an abundanoe of fair liair 
flowed over her ahouldera, and beautiful round arms wluoh aho^ 
uncommon advantage wben she plajcd at biUiards with Coii&in Hi 
When she had to stretch ncroaa the table lo make a stroke, that 
«anght glimpses of a little ankle, a little docked. at«oking^ and a 
bJaek a&tin slipper with a little red heel, which ^led him with unul 
able rapture^ and made him swear that there never wtis such a 
ankle, clocked- stocking, satin aiipper in the world* And yet, pit 



TUB VmOINIAKS, 



!0T 



17 ! jmr mothof^i fciot wa« ever so mach more ilt?itder, atid 
i& aboctcr^ UittQ Lttdjr Mafia's. Bui, ncimebow, bi>y« do xii>t 
[f ttnnit*t liifpcfv and aaldea with rapt tire* 
t ia4j MaHa wat t«i7 kind to Hmrir when tbrf were altmew 
iilv, aimtr it^jkmoUii r, she made ligVit of hinij ealUag Hin 
I, A «liit^ aj3d wLti knowA wbat trivid names? Behind his 
mm kdim Ms Idoc, ihe mimicked his acoent^ which smacked 
if Ilk (irv)\t!iL> . Hurry bluslied ajid oorreoted the &ulty 
ndif ^ I tDoiiitrett5e«. His airnt |irgnoiiii£ed that 

AMB auL. ,.,.;, ^ pretty fillow^ 

i^MPPod^ wm hove mid, hftctiitne daOf more faniiliAT and 
tik lili fMsl Asd rtbtit^t Till tlie crgt»« wi?i^ vfl^ the j^Tound 
m Aportfcll^i «JEQepi an ocoastotml eoek- match at Wincliestefp 
-WiUiig al H^ -' - ^ T, linTfj and WiB r«d© oil to tnanf 
lad fAMA fb' tiie youngs Vtr^iinaii waa pr(fient«4 

ilAAMatj faniMn :, — ruit< ntiil(»y« «f tli« Orangfli the Crawley* 
OtewlAf, tbf^ E<dm[i}tic:» uf Litiiiftdcti, nnd lo forth. The 
AASW In their f real hinv}' coaoLiBi ami punst d two or three 
Ailvj ^d&knu More of them %tnild )mvf come, but for the 
» ClalliAiaid family had Df (Tending Madame de Itemiifiin. 
tUBA«oAoalry Aomj^aiiy ; the rattii^nl mo<ti<itT ^tid ootitvrsatioa 

rWff iltall be muTfwt when ni ■ ■ tia us," the jotmg 

*Wc hav« caiift«, an you n> it;, for bdttgTery 

ToA know what a fiifimritc the w«» with our papa? And 
. 6lit gol hitn im «arldoni, Wing Tiiry wall indf^Ml »t «oiirt 
» vith the Emi;; and Uan^ti. exilic* comma nda heve nalundly, 
lUtlt too mtieb, Wc are uU afr«id *A her; eren niy older 
i4a in A!WA of bar, and my Atepmotju^r in aiueii man obediant 
I tiiA 9tw wa« to mt p<4Wf wham ^ho rnlfd wHh a rod of 
QwUAWiiiid it merrier when enr aunt !■ not here* At IcAit 
idi tBOPA company. Yon wtU eoma to ui b our gay day^^ 
iH ywa F Of e»iHnMi yon will : tltia t» your lofne^ ttr* 1 wm 
Ao |ilaAA»d, whi^n my brothar eaid h« oonaidared^it wa« joux 

nd ia bdd out afW thu jitctty ipe«?«h, a pair of tery waIU 
kktae Ayoi kuk eixeerdtuf^ly friendly, llarry graifi hiA 
Ml witlk Aidon;* I do n&t know wlut prifil(^|H:«^ of oottainahip 
»i filfit lo ekhn, only bi> is io timid> Th<»y call the Kng^lkh 
Aild* II« ut flr'i ^ ivet wAiA Ao: bnt bow 

A WAi ! How kii ' hef ai«^ aitMWtAny UlA 

AAA, dAArMAdAl Hi. ' itm 

lAdwriitAa lo Mta. II hA 

hii walamyi bAd baan a icUd unv ! ^^ coum waa 

IhAt wa« Hnd, had T^rfniibfMl it^ tf?^ it In London 

lifMAAtit conildAr 

i^yAii i^i^9- 

Ifaiir Ida tabtitvi tn iiu Aii thi*, wtib many oontzili 




lOS 



THE YTEOrvIU^S. 



expressions, he wrote m his second dis| atch to Virgmii. And he added, 
for it hath bee a hinted that the youa^ gentleman did not upell mi thii 
earlj time with eipecial accuracy, "My couain, the Lady Maria, ti & 
perfect AngkJ^ 

" likpt'^eier mnn^ ungulm ridet,^' muttered Little Mr. Demp»teT| tt 
home in Yirgiiiia* 

**The ehild can*t be falling in love with his angle, as he calk lier!" 
criee out Mountain. 

** Fooh, pooh ! my nieoe Maria ia Ibrtyl" says Madam Esmond, "I 
perfectly ^*eU recollect her whea I was at home — a great, gawl^ 
carroty creature, with a foot Mko a pair of bellows." Where ia truth, 
forsooth, and who knowethit? Is Beauty Beautifol, or is it only #iir 
eyes that make it so ? Dooa Venus scjuint P Has fiho got a e^lay footi 
red hair, and a crooked hack ? Anoint my eyes, good Fairy Foiek, ii 
that I may ever consider the Beloved Object a paragon I AboTO all, 
keep on anointing my mistress's dainty peepers with the very irtraiif«it 
ointment, io that my noddle may over appear lovely to her, and thai ibt 
may continue to crown my honest ears with fresh roses ! 

How, not only was Harry Warriagton a favourite with some in tlii 
drawing- room, and all the ladies of the servants' hall, hut, like ms^ff 
like man, his volet Gumbo was very much admired and rcipectedhy 
Tcry many of the domestic cirde. Gumbo had a hundred aceompliah* 
ments. He was famous as a fisherman, huntsman, blacksmith. He 
could dress hair beautifully, and improved himself in the art under my 
Lord^s own Swiss gentleman. He wan great at cooking many of hb 
Virginian dishes, and learned many new culinary seereti from my 
Lord's French man. We hav© heard how exquiaitely and melodioosEy 
lie aang at church ; and he sang not only sacred but secular muaiei oRit 
inventiDg airs and composiug rude words after the habil of his peofle. 
Ho played the fiddle so charmingly, that ho set all the girls danoiog ia 
Castlewood Hall, and was ever welcome to a gratis mxtg of al« at ikt 
Three Castles in the village, if he would but bring hit fiddle with his* 
He waa good-natured^ and loved to play for the village children i wo 
ilr* Warrington's negro was a uni^frsal favourite in all tlte Castle^ 
domain. 

Now it was not difficult for the servants* hall folka to perceive thifc 
Mr. Gumbo was a liar, which fact was undoubted in spite of lU h^ 
good qualities* For instance, that day at church when be prct^a^'f ** ^* 
read out of Molly's psalm-book, he sang quite other words th 
which were down in the book, of which he could not decipher a , 
And he pretended to understand music, whereupon the Swiss vale* 
brought him some, and Master Qumho turned the page upside da' 
These inatanoes of bng^bow practice daily occurred, and wore pat*i 
all the Castlewood household. They knew Gumbo was a liar, poi 
not thinking the worse of him for this weakness; but they did 
know how gfeat a Har he was, and believed him much more than they 
any reason for doing, and hecaosej I suppose, they liked to hclicve hiis- 



THB TIEGINUNS, 



ion 



W hu feelings of wonder ood ta^y on ^ni viewing 

comforts of Castlewood, Mr. Onmbo kopt hk eenti^ 

I ftnd «xftmmed tlie placet [KLrk, uppcintments, itabks, 

l^hotvci, ht Raid, were very weU, wbat there were of 

in Virginia thej bad sijc timet an many, and 

dghleen groomi to look till^ them. Madam 

mnoh £ti^r than my ioFd*0| — great deal moro 

for her gardens, tbey covered acres, and they 

flower and tmit under the inn* Pbe-apple* and 

pici and peaebes were so oommon, they were given 

intiT. Tbey hod twenty fortj gftrdenefs^ not white 

§miL&ntUf like hiaself* In Uift bouo wtsre t^^entj 

lift li?e^, beaidei women-BerrftntB,— tioTer could 

Q^ women^serTanU,— dero wece so many: tink d^rd 

errant^, — all Madam Esmond^a pro|)erty, and wortb 

picoei of eight a-picoe. Uow mneb wiu a piece 

tliati a gniDi-a^ a pieoo of eight wa$, Tink, Madam 

thirty thousand gnineat a-year,^ — have wbolo 

plate > Came to England ia one of her ahipa ; 

B, Qumbo can't count how many ahjpa ; and 

r nitb tobacco and negroei, and rcaohing out (ot 

Master Harry heir to all this property? Of 

iraa killed and so&lped by the lodianit* 

■0 many Indians, and tried to aate Halter 

Haity'i boy, — and Master Harry was aa 

he like* He wore bUek now, boeauie Maater 

j jron should §c% bii oh«st# lull of gold^dotliet^ 

^at BristoL Of oonraer Master Harry wai tM 

itkiAt and ottght have twenty sixty aervanta; 

Img with one best, and that o&e, it need searcelj ba 



tnveoted at osoe, but gradually elkited ftoDi Mr. 
hava ttlttred aomd trifling eontradietjon^ during th^ 
it«t ^t tiy th# lima he had told hii tale twioa or 
^ bill 1^ the butkr'a private apaxUnent^ be waa 
at in his part, ajid knew anoorately the nmnber 
ad kept, and the amount of iiuomtwhieb aha 
i ii| that at lour or live biaoka tf# r«qnlr«d to do th# 
man^ tlm domettloa In Amerifiiii ♦ iUbli i hin i int a wn 
I than la i>wm; and like th* hamm of aioii miliar 
•tofi, Madftm Esmend*a muukfi end atKhlaa 

of hji mistreis^i wealth and iideadour wai 

* iUM lofdahip^t man, and to Maflame de BenLitein 

liCiprcliTe waitin^^- wom^^n, and, wd may bo vom^ 

A young g^ntkmon in England la not tba 

b nputid to bi tiM hik ta vast wealth and ^oa* 



no 



TffE YTB&IXUNS. 



Bessions ; wLeti Lady Castle wood csame to heur of Harry's proligbiiA 
expeotatioDs, shp repented of lier first cool reception of Mm, and 
having pinchBd Ler daugbtcr'a arm till it was black and blue for haTiQ^ 
been extended towards tbe jrouth in too friendly a manner. Was it to<^ 
kte to have bim back into tlio«e fair arms ? Lady Fanny was weloonae 
to .try, and reHnmed the danoiag-lcBsons, The Countess would pLiy tha 
music with all her heart. But, how provoking I that odious, sentimt^atjil 
Maria would always infikt upon beia^ in the room ; and, as sure 
Ftinny walked in the garden a or tho park, so sure would her aiatet oom» 
trailing after her, Ab ftir Madame de Bernstein, ibo laughed, and wia 
amused at the stories of the prodigious fbrtune of her Yirgmian rela- 
tires. She knew her half -sister's man of business in London^ and terj 
likely was aware of the real state of Madam Esmond's money matttr! ; 
but she did not eontmdiot the rumours which Gumbo and hia fellow- 
Bervants had set afloat ; and was not a little diverted by the effect wiiich 
these reports had upon the bobavjour of the Caa tie wood family toward* 
tiieir young kinsman. 

*' Hang him 1 Ib he so rioh, Molly P '* said my lord to his elder sbttf* 
** Then good'bye to our chances widi your aunt* The Baraness wfH bi 
ffore to leave him all her money to spite ua, and because he doean't WMft 
it. Nevertheless, the lad i& a good lad enough^ and it is not Ms &nlt| 
being rich, you know," 

*' He i« very Eimple and modest in his habiti fciF on© so wealtliy * 
remarks Maria. 

** Rich people often are so," says my lord, ** If I were rich^ I eftm 
think I would be the greatest miser, and live in rags and on a cnjrt* 
Depend on it there is no pleasure so enduring as money-^^etting', U 
grows on you^ and increases with old ag-e, But becante I atn att poor 
as LazaroB, I dress in purple and fine Hnen, and fare sumptuously •f«fy 
day.'* 

Maria went to the book- room and got the *^ History of Tirgida^ty 
B. B, Gent*' — and read therein what an admirable climate it wai, ff^ 
how all kinds of fruit and com gtew in that provineej and what 
rivers were those of Potomac and Eappahaunoc^ abounding in all 
of fish. And she wondered whether the climate would agree with 
and whether her aunt would like her ? And Harry was atire his mi 
would adore her, so would Mountain* And when he was asked 
the number of his mother^s servantii he aaid^ they certainly luid 
servants than are seen in England — he did not know bow maitf. 
the negroes did not do near aa much work as Engliah servnnti 
lience tho necessity of keeping to great a number. As for some 
of Gumbo's details which were brought to him, he laugbed and 
boy was wonderful as a romancer, and in telling sucli storiea lid 
was tjying to speak out for the honour of the family, 

80 Harry was modest aa well o« rich I His denialir only 
oonfirm his relatives* opinion regarding hia splendid eicpeetatiana^ 
and more the Countess and the ladies were friendly and tfleetiaiiate 



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him* More and hhjtb Mr, Will betted with hiiii» and iffffiited to sell him 
^largaJns. Harry*B simple dress and equipage only eerr^ij to eonflrm lib 
ienda^ idea of his wealth. To see a joung mnii of hia rank and means 
'^th b"ut one serrantj and without horaefl or a carriage of Lis oivn^^what 
mcydettf I When ha ^ent to London he would cut a better il^reP Of 
ho would. CRstlewood would iutroduce him to the host soaiety 
capital, and Ho would appea? as he ouj^ht to appear at St, JatDcs*s* 
^^J 111 an could b© more pleasant, wicked , lively, obsequious tJian the 
worthy cbnplaio, Mr. Sampson. How proud lie would bo if he oould 
ghow hia yotjng friend a little of London life I — if he could warn rogiiei 
(iff ii!tii, ;md ketp him out of the way of haim! Mr, Sampetin was very 
\ -ykidy w»s very kind* Harry liked quit© well the feipect 

t; jidtobim. As Madam Esmond's son he ithottght perhaps it 

wns hia due : and took for granted that he was the peraonago whiob lua 
fmdly ijnagined him to be. How should he know better, who had 
nercr as yet HfH any p!ae« but his own proTinoe, and why abotild he 
ji^t respect hi? own condition when other people re»peoted it so ? So aU 
iSkt Httle kntit of people at Castlewood House ^ and from these the people 
'fa Castlewood village, and from thenco the people in the whole county, 
eh^se to imn^ine that Mr* Harry Esmond Warrington was the heir of 
iIDm^nse wealth, and a gentleman of ?erT great importnafie, beoanee his 
legro ralet told lies about him in tho servants' halL 

Hi.fTy*tt aunt, Madame de Bernstein, after a week or two, began to 
tire of Cas^tlewood and the inhabitants of that mansion, and the neigh- 
Iwmt who ijame to visit them. This clever woman tired of most things 
Ad people fooner or later. So she took to nodding and sleoping over 
tl V. Ill's stories, and to do^e at her whist and o\*er her dinner, and 

i L^nappiah and sarcaatie in Iier conveTsatioti with her Esmond 

Iqiiiewft and niece», hitting^ out bluws at my lord and Im brother tht 
jodby, and my ladies, widowed and unmarried ^ who winced under her 
iBomful remnrk^j and bore them as they best might. The eookj whom 
lb© had &y prnised on first com in g-, now gave her no satiafaotion ; the 
Wine waaeorked ; the house was damp, dreary, and full of draughts ; the 
\ wonld not shut, and the ohiraneys were smoky. She began to 
: the Tunbridge waters were very necessary for her, and ordered 
► doelor, who came to her from the neighbouring town of Herton, to 
rier thosG waters for her benefit. 

•*T utMi to Heaven she would go!" growled my lord, who was the 
ndent member of hia family. ** She may go to Tunbridge, 
go to Bath, or she m.iy go to Jericho, for me.*' 
i inn y and I come with yoii to Tunbridgep dear Baroness F" 
r, li i-iay Cftstlewood of her HBter-in-law. 

•"Xoi for worlds, my dt'ur I The doctor orders me absolnto qniet, 
' ' i^ame 1 bIiouU have the knrickcr gninp- all day, and Ftitiny'a 

It ncn^i*r l>e out of the honec," answered the Baroness, who 
! ^uitt! w^^ry ef Lady Castlewood's company. 



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lis THE YIBGrlSlAKS. 



<' I wiflh I oonld be of «ny wrTioe to my wuitl ** laid tilt i 
Lady Maiia, demurely. 

"Mygooddiild, iriuLtcanyoadoibr meP Yoa eumol play 
10 well as my maid, and I haye heard aU your aooga tfli I 
tired of them I One of the gentlemen mi^ go witii ma : at i 
the joniney, and lee me aafe from highwaymao." 

« rm rare, Ha'am, I ihaU be gM to ride witii yeo," aaid Mr. ¥nn. 

"0, not yoal I don't want ^ou, Wmiam," eried tim yma^maS 
aunt. '' Why do not yon ofifor, and where an your Amnrinaw wumMOi 
yon ongiaeioiia Harry Warrington P Don't awear, '^IHIL HaajiiMl 
better oompany than yon are, and mneh better ton too^ air." 

« Tong, indeed, eonfbnnd his tang," groiried enyiooa WiU to ! 

<< I dare say I ahall be tired of him, aa I am el oUmt fiolk^*^ 
the Baroness. <' I haye aoaroely seen Harry at all in theaa last dqft 
Yon shall ride with me to Tonbridge, Harry 1 " 

At this direct ^ipeal, and to no one's wander more tiiaa tiiat eC Hi 
aunt, Mr. Harry Warrington blnshed, and hemmed and Wd: and st 
length said, '< I haye jpomised my eoosin CSastlewood to go em ti 
Hexton Petty Sessions irith him to-morrow. He tfamka I ahodd sbi 
how the Courts here are oondooted— and — and— the partridge ahootiBf 
will soon begin, and I have promised to be here for that, Ma'aa." 
Saying which words, Harry Warrington looked as red as a pop^, 
whilst Lady Maria held her meek face downwards, and nimbly plied faff 
needle. 

« Yon actually refuse to go with me to Tunbridge Wells ? " called 
out Madame Bernstein, her eyes lightening, and her face flushing op 
with anger, too. 

" Not to ride with you. Ma'am ; that I will do with all my heart; 
but to stay there — ^I haye promised . . . ." 

« Enough, enough, sir! I can go alone, and don't want your escort,* 
eried the irate old lady, and rustled out of the room. 

The Castlewood family looked at each other with wonder* Wm 
whistled. Lady Castlewood glanced at Fanny, as much as to say, Sif 
chance is oyer. Lady Maria neyer lifted up her eyes from her tambov- 
frame. 



CHAPTEE XVIL 

OK THE SCENT. 



You50 Harry Warrington'*s act of reyolt came so suddenly npoa 
Madame de Bernstein, that she had no other way of replying to it, ^ 
by the prompt outbreak of anger with which we left her in the lift 
chapter. She darted two fierce glances at Lady Fanny and her motbc' 
as die quitted the room. Lady Maria oyer her tembour-frame eanf^ 



mE YIBGmiANS. 



113 




WiAbMt Hkt least motiee, and scairc'lj lifted np her bead fr^m her 
^mJtmMmj^ la irntcli the &unt retreating^ or the looki which iqasidia- 
m-Uw mud ittter threw %t one mother 

'* So^ is «pile of oU, 7011 Adre, tnad&m ? " the materoal looki ieemed 
to my. 

** Bmrt wbftt P *' o&k^ Lnd j Fimiij^'s «jcs. But what good ill looking 
isMcnd? 8bo looked ptiziled* Sho did &ot kmk one-teBUi pirt la 
inaootftl i« MrnriA^ Hod ih(» been guiltjr, ihe wquU hare looked not 
gttiltf ttnoh more derody ; and woold have taken care to itudj and 
— »po — « iiot ao Bi to be ?tadf to tntt tb« plea, Wbaterer wm the 
ciyifiutt of Fainij'i ejes, nuunma glared on her as if she woiild hare 
IlIuhI to tsar them cput* 

But Iiu!f Ca4tt««ood ootdd not operate upon the add ejes then and 
ihn% )Skt tho bArbafona monstera in the itage-dir^tion in King Lear. 
Wboa bar lal^aliip waa going to tear out her daughter'^ eyea, she woatd 
irUra fffijgt with an arm round her dear ehild'a waiBt, aad thou gon^e 

** 80 jtm ilon-t feincy going with the old lady to Tunbrid^ Wclb ?*• J 
Wa» all aba aaid to Cousin Wm-rmgton, woafing at tbe eame time u 
vdiUbrad tinip«r on her fao«. I 

iBiO bkaa to our ootiauif *' Imttrpoted my lord* (tbo faofi 
t^ taaili3tir*f^mme looked up for one i instant) ** A young fellowl 
n«l bafit tt all idling and holiday. Lot him mijc up aomethtDf' 
Wadiil wilb kia pkainros, and ^ to the Mdlea and pump-rooma as 
TiitiTiHdg« <ir Ibo Bath lati/r, Mr. Wiirrington hM to oo&duot a gra&( 
:i Antffioa: l«t him loe how oura in Eiifliiid «f» Oiriiod on* I 
^^ ihowii him tbe k«^nnet and tbe atablait ; and tbo $$mm lal 
wbkli I think, couniUf you soesi to pky oa woU aa joof ttaebiliLf 
we will ahow him a little Eoglkh fowling and ihootii^s ■ 
w« will take him out a*huntu^. Though thuro has been ml 
between na and onr aunt-kinafroTotn In Virginia, yet we are of ^ 
blood. Km we tend our oouiin buck to his mother, lot un thow 
wbal an Eogliah gentleman' i lifo at homt; m» I sbotild like to iwad 1 
wilb Ma aa wall aa tport with htm, and that is why I have beea preaainfl 
bib of lata to al^ and btar ma company*" 

My lovd apoke willi snob perft^t fi-ankmees thai bk nol3iaf-lfi4iV 
lad half-M^ar aad alater oould not bilp won4eritig what his moaatof J 
9ttld ha* Tbo tbrea loat-nanaed penooa nfban held little oonspiraalwl 
t»gitbir, cail cabalWd (*r gniabled agaiiurt tbe baad of tba boote. \¥hei& 1 
la aJ i| (taj that frauk t^ii(s thiire was nn fayioming bia meanitig ; often I 
b WMild mH be dijcaYtLfrd uut 1 bad pua^d, Ht' did not wmf I 

**fkii it tma,** bttt, ** I mean ; »<tateiii«nt ahonld be aeoeplad I 

M bellivvd In my &mily.'* It wa^ then a thing romrrwme^ that mf a 
Wd Gafttlawood ba4 a laudable dcatro to trnltiTato the domoftlc nWt^ I 
tbaiy tail to v^neata, amnar, and improva bia yooisg relatif e ; md tliat I 

ttlak«tl a frtal faniry Uf the lad, and wlabod thai Harry tbonlil 1 
ismo tima ntar bia lordship. 




114 THE YEBQINIASB. 



« What IB Casdewood's game nowP" adnd WiBini of Jbki^ 
and sister at they diaappeand into the eagridoM. " fltop I ^ ^ 
have it!" 

•*What,iniK«mP" 

"He intends to get him to play, and to win A» Tligiiiia aalato Me 
from him. Tfaaf a what it ia ! " 

« But tiie lad haa not gtvt tha TirgUa flibito tofay,if ka laaab" 
remarks mamma. 

" If my brother haa not aome aaheme in ykm. Buy I ha — w" 

"Hush! Ofcoorsehehaaaaehemeinmir. BnftiriiatiBlftP' 

<<He ean'tmean Mazia^llaEia la aa old aa Haify'a sothaf^" mam 
Mr. William. 

«<PoohI withherdldCueaiidaandyhairaiidfrMikladiktol Tim 
siUe ! " eriea Lady Fanny, with aomewhat of a mfjL 

"Of eoiizBe,yoD(r ladydiip had a fuuy for the InqaoiB, too!" oU 
mamma* 

" I trust I know my station and dnty better, madam ! If I hadWrai 
him, that ia no leaaon why I ahoold many Ua. Yonr lad|fBh|p hitt 
taoght me aa mnch as that.'' 

" My Lady Fanny ! " 

« I am sure yon married onr papa without liking him. Yoa have told 
me so a thousand times I " 

" And if yon did not love our father before marriage, yoa eertaioly 
did not fsll in loTe with him afterwards," broke in Mr. William, with a 
laugh. " Fan and I remember how our honoured parents used to fig^ 
Don't us. Fan P And onr brother Esmond kept the peace." 

" Don't recall thoae dreadful low scenes, William ! " eriea manma. 
" When yonr father took too much drink, he was like a wn^linfin ; and 
his oonduot should he a warning to yon, sir, who aze fond of the aaiM 
horrid praotioe." 

"I am sure, madam, fou were not much the happier far marrying 
the man you diid not like, and your ladyship's title hath brought yvf 
little along with it," whimpered out Lady Fanny. " What ia the u» 
of a eoronet with the jointure of a tradesman's wife ? — how many of 
them are richer than we are? There is oome lately to live in ev 
Square, at Kensington, a grooer's widow from London Bridge, lAose 
daughters haTC three gowns where I haye one ; and who, though they 
are waited on but by a man and a couple of maids, I Imow eat aad 
drink a thousand times better than we do with our scraps of eoldmeat sa 
our plate, and our great flaunting, trapesing, impudent, laiy laaqfueysr* 
''He! hel glad I dine at the palase, and not at home!" nid MSi 
WilL (Mr. Will, through his aunt's interest with Count Fnffndoift 
Groom of the Aoyal (and fierene Electoral) Powder-Closet, had ana d 
tiie many email ^oea at Oourt, that of Deputy Powder.) 

^ Why ahould I not be hi^py without any title ezo^ my own?" 
eontinued Lady Franeea. <' Ibuiy people are. I daresay the jaBa«v« 
happy in America." 



T«a! witli a mother^tfi-kw wE^ is & porf^^ct Turk and XiifUr, for 
all I boar--wttIi Indkn Witf- whoops liowling nil pound yuu : and with 
a itAngvr of kilag jour kaI^, or of beiag eat up bjr & ipiid htMi avtry 
tiiDo jon voil to ohitr«b.*' 

"1 wpiilila'l gp to dturek," wid I^dy F«mf« 

^Tmi'd pi with 4cy bo<ly who msked 3*0% F*a!" roved out Ur, 

"mad m wouI4 old Morkf u^ so would asjt wom&Hp thalV tho 

fta4 Will Uughed at hU o\rii wit. 

f^JTt C«o<l foUtSi what is mil your moiriiacat aU^ut?'* hoft 

BcnutciJi» peeping in on h«r mlatives from tiba 

dvor wMeh kd into the gallerj where Ikeir oonv^nataoa wmM 







Wm lild &tr ll»i Idi iQ0tte tad Mter had been having a %ht 
(whiA VM not a tsa? vll^ as M a d a i aa Bntisteui knew), be^AtuMJ F^tanj 
msM l» maiTjr thipir oottkin, l)m wild Indian, ^uid %aj ladjr <;ouut43» 
WttJd atpl lot har. Fatiay pn^tcsted against thijt tUtenuent. Sinoe th« 
fWTf lint daj whsii har mothif had lold h^r not to speak to tht jouag 
n, she had scafoel^r exehingod two wQrd3 with Hm, Shu kji^w 
r ilaiiiB Wtter. <SA# did uot want to ha scalp<:d by wild Indlanif ctr 
i up B^ liMsai 

r dt Bimftiirj looked pnxakd, *' If he it not Btajing for jon, 

I k ha st^iaf f ^' ■!:»« aakod* ^^ At Iha btnuMsa to wiuok ho hsa 

mif yea. lua? ■ takan cam nut tn ahinr him a wanuui tijat ia not a 

^ ar la IIm amavr ; and I think the hoj h too pcoiid to fall in lovt 

^vtikttdalffTaaid^WiU;^ 

^' Ooa^l nat la a aiattar of tatt^ ma'am," sajrs Mr. William, 
with • akrof al km idiooldsia. 

** Of Mr* William £amotid't taita^ aa jpoa s^r | hat aot of f ondar 
b7 V tka Emnamdi of lot graadii^wr^ afutaii^ i^ would oat fa 
apcomrtl^ ia tbt kiiohen/* 

** Wa^ ma^am^ avarr man to hia tasta, I mj again, A ftllow m%ht 
aa iJgtlMir and fan weiaa Ihaa mj hitithar'i sor^aott^'liall, andp baiddoB, 
Ha« tbetB*! onlj tho DLaidi or old Uaria to oW»«! frum,*^ 

i t im]iQaiibla I " And j«l, aa ftha spoka tho vary wards, % 
IhMif ht oTomati Itadamft Btfnstvin^i mind, that this sldMrljr 
ata aafiirakd h§f jaung Idoma^htia. Sho oallod %a 
sind lmlf-a<dosmi tnslaiioot la har awn ei£j»crlcne« of jaimg man who 
kai been tn&tuated hf old wamcn^ Hh« reinimbared how Iraqaant 
Wattjagtflii^a aaaiaam had boon ol lata — abs en a o i which aha 
I la hk Um iat iald^apdrla. Sha laaiamhaad how oAaSp wbia 
J Mada EMond was away too. Walha in aaot 
I ia faidaa tamplaa, or behind alipt hadfm, «aaaal 
af iIm ha&d in twilight eorndom, or iwaat gknoat and «fias ia 
am tba alaica,— a liady &acf • an latimala kmowlcdga of Iha woaid* vmy 
Ifta^ a firrT''*'^*^^ waoaal ajtpariaoea in aar:^ dt^ 1iH i > "' T ^ 

^^■11 ulifliilii ml iliii [ la Ifadama 4i BanMai jast aa aha waa 

ai^ylBi ikal Uiay wan iii^oi^bla. 



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116 THB TIBOIHLLRB. 



"LnpoMrUMBm'aml I don't knov," iraieontimd. ••Myi 
warned Ftn off hun." 

'' 0, ynnr mother tUd warn Fanny off?" 

** Certainly, my dear baroneia! ** 

<<Didn't she? Didn't ihe pindi rtamfB ana Uaak nt Um! 
Didn't they fight about it P " 

''Nonaenae, William! For ahano, WOHaml'* aty boOi «m iH|ii- 
cated ladies in a breath. 

"And now, sinoe we haye heard how xioh be ia, peiliapaifciiaoir 
grapes, that is alL And now, ainoe be hi warned off Ae yooig Uolt 
, perhaps he is hunting the did one, thaftfaalL Tmpoarfble! iHiylmpnarfMif 
Ton know old Lady Suffolk, ma'am P" 

'' William, bow can you speak about Ijidy Boflblk to ymir ana^ 

A grin passed orer the oountenanoe of tiie young gentiamaiu **BaaaHi 
Lady Suffolk waa a qpeoial&Tourite at Court? Well, ottier ftODi km 
snooeeded her." 

" Sir I " eiiea Madame de Bemstein, who may bafo had bar wmmm 
to take offence. 

** So they haye, I say ; or who, pray, is my Lady Y aiuMwiU t aovl 
And didn't old Lady Suffolk go and tali in lore with George Beikelej, 
and marry him when she was eyer so old P Nay, ma'am, if I remember 
right— and we hear a deal of town-talk at our table— Hany Estridge 
went mad about your ladyship when you were somewhat rising twanty ; 
and would haye changed your name a third time if you would but haye 
let him." 

This allusion to an adyenture of her own later days, which was, indeed, 
pretty notorious to aU the world, did not anger Madame de Bernstein, 
like Will's former hint about his aunt haying been a fayourite at George 
the Second's Court ; but, on the contrary, set her in good humour. 

'< Au fait,*' she said, musing, as she played a pretty little hand on 
the table, and no doubt thinking about mad young Harry Estridge; 
« 'tis not impossible, William, that old folks and young folks, too, should 
play the fooL" 

" But I can't understand a young fellow being in loye with Maria," 
continued Mr. William, " howeyer he might be with you, ma'am. Thaf s 
oter shoK, as our French tutor used to say. Tou remember the County 
ma'am ; he, he ! — and so does Maria I " 

"Wniiam!" 

" And I dare say the Count remembers the bastinado Castlewood had 
giyen to him. A confounded French dandng-master calling biwi^Jf a 
count, and daring to fall in loye in our family ! Wheneyer I want to 
make myself uncommonly agreeable to old Maria, I just say a few weida 
of parly too to her. She knows what I mean." 

"Haye you abused her to your cousin, Harry Warrington?** askad 
Madame de Bernstein. 

'' Well-— I know sh6 is always abusing me— and I hate said my mini 
about her," said WilL 



TEE TIRGnrtAKS. 



IIT 



»0 yytt idJ0t I " mt^ thi <»ld Ladf. '* Wba but a gsby eirer spoke ill 
of a wottaa t» her •Witlhii^? H& will tell iter €f«r7thiiigt and tlie^ 
both viU hM$B ja^" 

** th» Tcry ibiog, sui'tuii t '^ «ri«d Will, bntstiiig into a great laugh. 
^* I hmi m iort ol" « luspickn, jom see, and two djijs Ago^ ^^ ^^ ^^^ fidmg 
l<i|g«iJier| 1 told Harry Warrington a bit of mj mind about Maria; — 
mriitimMMtCt ]« I mj ? Siia U alwa^*! abuiiiif tne, aiu't ah«» Fun? 
Aii4 joar £iToanta turned u red as my plusti waistcoat-- wondered bow 
a itwayanaii oomld malign bis own fleab and bloodi and, trembling all 
ofcr witli imgt, iaid I was nc» true Eimond." 

^^Whf didn't rou oha«tiK bin^ nrj as my lord did the danoing- 
mmmf'' «iM lid J CaatUmod, 

** WiU, ^elllif , — ^yon ■«« tbat at quarter^jtaff there's two sticka us«>d," 

tifiiid Xr. WilEiiii ; *' and my opinion 1% tbat Harry Warrington can 

gsafd Itu awn b^ad anoom monly well. Perhaps that ii ona of the reaaotiB 

laliy J did Mi dSw to tr^at my ooustn to a oaning. And now you say to, 

mm*aM^ I know h» baa told Maria. Bho haa been Looking battle, murder, 

[ daath at me ever since* All which shows — " and her^ ho 

I li» ksa aunt. 

^Ailwhit^hskovmbatP*' 

^ X3kat I tiunk wa are on the right aocnt ; and that va^Tid found 
Mafli Ihi «ld fox ! ^' And tho ingentioui youlb ber« oUppod his hand 
10 hm WPBtb, and ga?a a loud halloo, 

U0W to had tbia pretty ifitrigut gone f now waa the qnaation, Mr, 
Will aaiilf that at bar agt, Maria would he for oondueting matters as 
nfMfy aa pQwibla, not hartu^ mueh time to lose. There was aol a 
fiMl <Im1 oI lota lost between Will and his half-&ister, 

** WW nisM aiit the matter to the botCom P iScolding one party or 
Uka oUiar mm of no ayaiL Tbreais only served to aggravate people In 
I narcr waa in danger but onc^i young peopio/' aaid 
} da Bamatetnf ** and 1 tbink that was because my poor mother 
tte« If tbia boy is like othuni uf hh lamOy, the mora wn 
f him^ Iha more €nt4t^ he wHl bo ; and we shaH never get htm out 
if hliMra^** 

*' Fhitb, tta'am, aoppoaa we leav« Kim in it F "^ gTumblcd WiU. ** Old 
Mma and I don't lovaMi^ other loo mutih, £ grant you ; hut an EngUsh 
ImjVb iaiighitf ia good enough for an Amirioan tobaooo- planter, when 
lU la aid and dooa." 

Hciv Jkia mother and aiitvr bruke out. Thoy would not heur of such 

tUtaHu To whioh WiU amnrert^J , ^* V«>u art like the dog in tho mangar« 

Tarn dom^t waal th« mail your** -"* 

**/wm&t hin^ indatd I" m* umy, with a tota of her head* 

** Ihao why c^^idga him to Marm c i think Ca^Uowood wanti her to 

ktfbtaw'* 

* Why |prB4i* Jthn to IfaHa, sir ? '* erit^d Madame da Bematein with 



** Do ywtt fcmamher who the poor boy ii, and what your 
to hia lamily f His grandfather waa tho boH {mth4 \i3f^ 



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Mbitt «v«r liad, ud gci* vp ^ii aitali^ tUb 1 
idiieli joa aM oontpiriiif agaioit th» finaBdl«iin^|iain M, Hat jm 
and yoon might profit by it And the zewazd lor aUlUb UiiMai 1^ 
that you aU but dkut the door on tha dbiU! utei 1m kMekfr aik H^ nl 
tdk of inaxryicg him to a iilly aldady onatna lAo aji^ W fei».ailhv 
He ahan'i many her." 

" The ^evj thing we nera aajiag andttdiikiag^ mjrdaarlanBiBi* 
interposeaLadyOutleiRNxL << OMrpartof the ftniljiB] 
the match, though my brd aad Maria may be.* 

'* Ton would like him for yonraeU!; now thatjaitboBr 1» la i 
may be rieher, young people^ nind yon tibat^" oiiid Madatm 
turning upon the other women. 

'< Mr. Wariiagton may be ever ao iiflk» nadam, botthna U b»i 
why your ladyi^p ahoold perpataally ronind ni that we an 
broke in Lady Caitlewood, with aome apiiit «« At ~ 

little disparity in Fanny'a age and Mr. Hiany'a; and yon ainalywfllba 
the last to Bay that a lady of onr name and fiunfly la not I 
any gentleman bom in Yirginia or elaawhera." 

"Let Fanny take an English gentleman, eounteas, not an i 
With such a name and such a mother to help her, and witii all her good 
looks and accomplishments, sure, she can't fieiil of finding a man worthy 
of her. But from what I know about the daughters of fhis house, and 
what I imagine about our young cousin, I am certain that no happy 
match could be made between them." 

<* What does my aunt know about me f " asked Lady Fanny, taming 
▼ery red. 

*' Only your temper, my dear. You don't suppose that I beliere all 
the tittle-tattle and scandal which one cannot help hearing in town ^ 
But the temper and early eduoation are sufficient. Only fancy one of 
you condemned to leave St. James's and the Moll, and Hve in a plan- 
tation surrounded by savages ! You would die of ennui, or worry your 
husband's life out with your ill-humour. You are bom, ladies, t» 
ornament courts — ^not wigwams. Let thb lad go back to his wildemsoa 
with a wife who is suited to him." 

The other two ladies declared in a breath that, for their parts, they 
desired no better, and, after a few more words, went on their way, while 
Madame do Bernstein, lifting up her tapestried door, retired into her 
own chamber. She saw all the scheme now ; she admired the ways of 
women, calling a score of little circumstances back to mind. She won- 
dered at her own blindness during the last few days, and that she should 
not have perceived the rise and progress of ihU queer little intrigue. 
How for had it gone P was now the question. Was Harry's passion of 
the serious and tragical sort, or a mere fire of straw which a day or two 
would burn out ? How deeply was he committed ? She dreaded the 
strength of Harry's pasaion, and the weakness of Maria's. A woman of 
her age is so desperate, Madame Bernstein may have thought, that she 
will make any efforts to secure a lover. Scandal, bah ! She will retira 




and 1)e & pmcesa in Yirgiuia, and leave tke folks in England to talk as 

Knch m^ndni a« they ohoosf . 
la there itlwaya, then, one thing which women do not toll to one 
lather, and about which they agree to deedve each other ? Does the 
Kncicalment aji^ from deM3eit or miydewty ? A man ^ as soon as Ke feeli 
1 inclination for one of the other sex, seek* for a friend of hia own to 
whom he may imptirt the delightful inleUigenoe, A woman (with more 
or Im ikiil) hnriea her secrot away from her kind. For doya and weeks 
pmt^ had not this old Maiin made fooU of the whole hoEse^ — Maria, the 
^Aim of the family ? 

^H 1 forbear to go into too ourioua inqaiBai regarding the Lady Marians 
^^nteoedBttta. I have my o\?n opiniim about Madame Bematein's* A 
liundied ytai» ap^o, people af the g-rrat world were not so strait- laced aa 
tiiay »re oow, when every budy is gf^odj pure, moral, modest ; when there 
h no skeleton in tinyhody's cloaet ; when there is no soheming; no slurring 
over of old storii^a \ when no girl tries to iell heraelf for wealth, and no 
mother Bb«ts her. BnppoM my Lady Muria tri^s tu make her little 
gaaie, wherein is her lady ship's great eccentricity ? 

On ^eae points no doubt the Baroness de Bernstein thought^ m ftUa 
whb heEself in her priYate apartment* 



0HAPTER XYin. 



A?r OLD STOHT. 



Am my Lady Castlewood and her son and daug-hter passed through one 
door of the »iloan whrre they had all beu-n seated, my Lord Castlewood 
^parted by another imnie ; and then the demure eyes looked np from 
tb ttmboiir-fraiiie on which they had persistied hitherto in examining 
titt innoo&nt violetB and jonquils. The eyos lookc^d up at Harry 
iTarnn^n, who stood at an ancestral portrait nnder tho great Are- 
llaoe. Ue bad gatharad & gre-nt henp of blushes, (those flowers which 
go rarely aft^r p^ntletblka- spring-timo j) and with them orna- 
his honest aountenanoe, has ohecks, his forehead, nay, his 
bful ear*. 
** Why did yon refuse to go with onr nnnt, cousin f '* asked the lady 
^ the tambour-liamet 
' Bceauao your ladyship bade me stay," answered the lad, 
** / bid you Btay ( La t child I What one says in fun, yon take in 
inest i Are all you Virginian gentlemen so obsequious as to faoey 
r«ry idle word a lady says is a command P Yirginia must be ft 
ni country for our aei if it be »o !" 
•* Xqh sftid— wlien — when we walked in the terraee two nights since^ 
^■*-0 beflTeu P' cried Harry, Mith a voice trembUng with emotion. 
"^ " Ah, that sweet night, oonsin I " eries the Tambour*frame. 



120 THE TIBGINIAlfS. 



" Whe— whe— when joa gci* mm tluft iqm h^m. jm 
roared oat Hany, polling gnddenly a cnmqjhtA nd danjid ' 
from liii waufeooat— '< wldeh I will mif&t part wift— witib« ao^ hf 
heayens, whilst this heart emtimieB te beati Yott nil, 'Hancj, if 
yonr annt asks you to go away, yoa will go^aadif jmgo^ js» wil 
ibiget me.'— DMiipi'^ yon say ao P** 

«< AU men finget I** said the TIrgiB, wifli a dig^ 

<< In this odd sdfidi ooontiy tiiey may, eowfaiy not ia «n%* •»» 
tlnnesHany, yet in the same state of emltatioii—'* Ikad mtkv have 
lost an ann dmost than lefiued the old lady* ItaOl yoaitwnfttoay 
heart to say no to her, and she so kind to me^ and who had heeatka 
means of introdnoing me to— to— O heaYsn!" • • • (Hen a kiak tosa 
intervening spaniel, idiieh iliea yelping from befixe ttm fin^ and a 
rapid adTanoe on the tamhoor-frame.) ''Look hece, eouial If ysa 
were to hid me jnmpont of yonder window, I should do it; orHBida^ 
I should do it" 

" La! but yoa need not sqneeie one's head ao^ yoa sQly chadl" 
remarks Maria. 

«I oan't hdp it— we are ao in tiie South. Wheie aiy lieart lib I 
ean't help speaking my m^ oat, ooosin and yarn know wfaens ftat 
heart is ! Ever sinoe that eyening— that— heayen I I tell yon I 
have hardly slept since — I want to do something — to dirtingnish 
myself— to be oyer so great. I wish there was Giants, Maria, as I 
have read of in — in books, that I could go and fight 'em. I wish yoa 
was in distress, that I might help yon, somehow. I wish yoa waobed 
my blood, that I might spend eveiy drop of it for yoa* And when yon 
told me not to go with Madame Bernstein • • •" 

"/teUthee, child? never." 

« I thoaght yoa told me. Yoa said jon knew I preferred my annt to 
my ooosin, and I said then what I say now, ' Inoomparable Maria ! I 
prefer thee to all the women in the world and all the angels in Paradiss 
—and I would go anywhere, were it to dangeons, if yoa ordered me!' 
And do yoa think I would not stay anywhue, when jon only desirsd 
that I should be near yoa f* he added, f^r a moment's pause* 

« Men always talk in that way— that is,— that is, I haye heard ao^** 
said the spinster, correcting herself; " for what should a oountiy-bnd 
woman know about you creatures P When you are near us, they say 
you are all raptures and flames and promises, and I don't know idiat; 
when you are away, you forget all about us." 

« But I think I never want to go away as long as I live," groaned 
out the young man. *' I have tired of many things ; not bodu and 
that, I never cared for study much ; but games and sports which I used 
to be fond of when I was a boy. Before I saw you, it was to be a 
soldier I most desired ; I tore my hair with rage when my poor dear 
brother went away instead of me on that expedition in whidi we lost 
him. But now, I only care for one thing in the world, and you know 
what that is." 



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TttE YIBQIKIANS, 



121 



'T<ni iillj oblld! doii^t you kaow I am almost old eiioagli bt 
^. . .?" 

^ I ksoiN-t know t bat wimt U tbat to me ? Hasu't ^our br * » . , 
— well, avf«r muiil wb*i, »gm© of ^em^^ — Wld m« &torio^ aghast you, and 
dida'l t^f •how me tbo Famil}' Bible, irbei« nil joor mfttaes ore down, 
md tlta ^ite ol your birth r' 

"11» MVifdi! Wbo did that?" ericd ont Lailj Maria* "Daw • 

E, Iril hm who did that ^ Waj it tny motlier'ia-law, tbo gim^ 
idiosif tlmudoned, brazeti hmrpj ? JJn you know mU about 
Hmr ibi tujuried nij fatli^f ia iiii oai)»— Uie burrid liuMj l^ 
kdeod it «&ia*t Ladf Cosikwood," intefpoaed tlw woodetisg 
HarTj. 

il WM mj anat/* eontinued iha mftimta kdj. '^ A pretty 
tsdtidl A Biihop'A widow^ fonootlti and I oboold like V& 
wltOM mUsm b«f(9r» miid ^fterwiLrdi. Wb^, Harrj, she intfigoed 
witk Ih* PlflilidAr, sud with the Court of BanoTerj aud^ I daresay. 
vosid wilk tbe Court of Rome and the Sultan of Turkey if •he h^ hftd 
1km »Biiib. De you know who bcr 5e(>oiid hu^boBd wm f A ofvatore 
«b» . . .** 

** Bat 9Qf simt ]t»rer ifioke a word Agaiiuit yau/* broke m HaiTyi 
■pm aai Mom soused at tbo siyi: metioe* 

Bb« charked her anijpur. In I 4 lire oc»uDt«naiic« opIKts^It? ia 

hm Mbm tkmghi the nsad tome alarm ^ to the temper which ^he wae 
mxhShitmg* 

^ Well, widl! I am a fool/* iUu mid, '' I waul thee to think well of 

I A liana ti aemehow put out and idsad and, no duubt« klued by thM 
'fa|laf9«a ywoth. '* AugclP' ha oijefi lookiiig isto \m ^lAtwtth hit 
«fM^ boBcsl eyti, 

Tw% ^tk'-fooh irradiated by a pair of itaft would not kiudlt ta 

|mtu mralli than did thoia elderly orbe mia whiab U^ny {Hiuml 

hia §•«» KevvrthtlcsoB, be ftlunged Into their hlu€ depiliw, and fonoiod 

I he WW WaMi in their calm turightiianii So that illly dog (of whom 

Mmf or tha Spvlling-book used to tiU ia» fu youtli) beheld a boef*boQa 

It the powi, and fna|vpd it, and loet the Itcef-bono be wax oafTybg. 

0|ilHVfd<nrI He kmw the becf^bone in his own mouth refleetdl Ja 

4a titiifcuuttii poolf which dimpled, 1 daresay , with erer ao masj ! 

■ttlia, oooUy andlad up the meat, and returned to iU uiual pbuidity, 

Ul whtS a baapol wraek Ik beneath eomo of those quiet lurfusee I 

Ithil tnamrw we haTo dmpp«d into th«mt What ohaeed goldoa 

^m, what preoioua Jeweli of lore* whnt bonte after bonait and 

mmm% heart's fliah I I>o not iom# Mry faithful and unlueky doge 

Ji^ is bodily, when they ere awaUowad up heeda and taila ectlfaly f 

Wlea aoma wiman some to bo dn^^^ il it a marrel what will be 

^M III Iha depths of them* Oti!e<e^ t&me§ ! BaTe a oare how je lap 

1^ watar* WWt do they want with ui» the miaohieruQa lyren tlutaf 



122 TEE TIBOINIAHS. 




A gieen-eyed Kaiad nerw reiti until tbt bai. iii^vifl^ a i 
the water; ihesiiigB after hinii ihe daneea after hiflt ; ahai 
him, gUttezing Ujxtxumdj ; ihe warlilea and wliiapm dftiatj 
bis cheek ; ahe Idaaee hia ftet'; ahe leen at him taut oat of T 
oU her beda aigh out^ <«Goiiie, aweat joaAl mOkK, mOmt, n^ 
Hjlaal" Pop goes Hyka. (Sorely the fiOib la nnawdt ftr «var wT 
eyer P) Has his oi^yator any pleaanzeP Dofli aha taka aoj i 
of him! Ifomoretiian a fiaherman landing at Bri^ifem doaa of OM i 
of a hundred thousand herringa. • • • The lart tfana Ul/aaaa i 
by the Syrena' Bank, he and his men did not oara thoa^ a 
shoal of them were singing and oombing their longeat loeka. Toog 
TelemadiQB was for jumping overboard; bat the tmigb oU eravbtU. 
the silly, bawling lad. They were deaf, and ooold not hear hia ba;iA|g 
nor the aea-nymphs* singing. They were dim of aighti and did'ani Ma 
how lovely the witohea were. The stale, old, leering witdtea I Awif' 
with ye I I daresay you have painted your dieeka by fUa time; jmt 
wretched old aongs are aa out of fiuddon aa Mlauxtf and it» aH' falaa lair 
you are oombing ! 

In the last sentenoe you see Lector Benevolua and Sbriptor DoetiK 
amus figure as tough old Ulysses and his tough old Boatswain, wbi 
do not care a quid of tobacco fbr any Syren at Syrens* Point ; but Hanj 
Warrington is green Telemachns, who, be sure, was veiy onlike ths 
aoft youth in the good Bishop of Cambray's twaddling story. A 
does not see that the syren paints the lashes from under which she 
ogles him ; will put by into a box when she has done the ringlets into 
which she would inveigle him ; and if she eats him, as she proposes to 
do, will crunch his bones with a new set of grinders just tnm. tiM 
dentist's, and warranted for mastication. The song is not stale to 
Harry Warrington, nor the voice cracked or out of tune that sings it 
But — ^but — 0, dear me. Brother Boatswain ! Don't you remember how 
pleasant the opera was when we first heard it ? Cost fan tuiU waa its 
name — ^Mozarf s music. Now, I daresay, tbey have other words, and 
other music, and other singers and fiddlers, and another grast orowd in 
the pit. Well, well. Cost fan tutte is still upon the bills, and they are 
going on singing it over and over and over. 

Any man or woman with a pennyworth of brains, or the like precioaa 
amount of personal experience, or who has read a novel before, must, 
when Horry pulled out tbose faded vegetables just now, have gone off 
into a digression of his own, as tiie writer confesses for himself he was 
diverging whilst he has been writing the last brace of paragrapha. If 
he sees a pair of lovers whispering in a garden alley or tbe embrasure 
of a window, or a pair of glances shot across the room from Jenny to 
the artlesa Jessamy, he fdls to musing on former days when, te. fte. 
These things follow eaob other by a general law, which is not as old at 
the hills, to be sure, but as old as the people who walk up and down 
them. When, I say, a lad pulls a bunch of amputated and now deoom- 
poeing greens from his breast and &lls to kiaaing it, what u tiie use of 



TICK TmaDTLOS, 



121 



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u 

mi 



Am well leU Uie miirkGt-gtrdcneT'i name frota 

lbs ti^*wm» wsfl botight — tb# wat^ngsi clippiit^ trimmrngt, 

ibi plant hai nndergoiift— «a tall how Bkny Wartingtcm 

Ijf ilfe JKm» «I^ a elcflt iSa ^ te roftfs, Imi been trimmed^ h&i 

potted, has b«DTi BtiGk«<), lias be&Q out, wom, 

to ^ondtir bo/s pocket- biHik and boBOtQ, 

Is tba Iawb and faie appert^dning to roses. 

Haim to ^ve it to Ha^rrf ? And how did ho eonit tn 
il sod li t^tiCA it M {jaacttmattl J wkmi he j^ the bit of mhbtih f 
t o>ii« aUiry na stida aa Iha oth^r ? Ane not th<'^ all alike ? Whal 
Q»r, I M>f« of tttliiig them over and Ofver ? Harrj valoes tliat roat 
i^Bacxv Mmm baa 0!gt*d him in Uio old wmy ; beoauae abe has happened 
li» Baet him m tbtr giuilcm in the old ^vaJ ; heosuoe he haa talBtn hm 
JwBd in Um olii waj ; bfcatue thej have whiipered to one uuvUliP 
^bm old eurttttn (ths gaping old rag, m if evefyhodj' eould not 
b«ii|^ it!) ; baeania, in this dtliotous weathoTi they liava hap* 
Id W muAf Haaia tid go into the park ; beoauo deter 0ood^ 
In tba vilUge happent^d ta hare a baii knt^e, and my Lady Mam 
|9 tt^ tp b«r» and givo bcr colyca'-fmt ji^llyf and bocanaa eomc^ 
ba^t ^ aovaa^ mnat oarrv the baiUcat* Whole ehoipteri might bava 
baVL viitlMi to ctoaide all tliaia oironmalnnoctff but d fnai &an f Tba 
aflifiiV aed lore-making eapcoiaUy^ I br<iievi» to rrfemble eneh 
■M^ thai I am Aurpriaedt gruibiitt^n and larliee^ jott read 
PkhA 1 Of conrae that rowe lu yomig Kfitry'a pocket* 
nnd bad budded, and had hlaoTnedf and wia now 
1ib« ofbar foafa* I auppoaa fou will want ma to mLj that tilt 
ioal Ickaad ifc nitJttP Of oonrae hf tu>^id tt. What wive If pa 
, fiw, bnt for ncUing utid and fponihlr) hnm^ 

and ldaainjr« nn^^ *Tfwt,Triir to rtj. — .. .iL(»ji-ehopa, ©ig^ita, and 
M tetkF 1 aaanai wv iirt of tl^tj ftory of uur Vir^niana^ 

baauBM Harry 4ld not 4««- ;>' itiilo it hnui^tf t^i anybiidy at homtt 
hmtam, il ho wrota aajr Icitofra 1o Maria (wbi^^h^ of ooufae« be did^ aa 
tbey ware in the aasia hoQ«c^ and mi^Kt meot each othitr a» ranch an 
Ibejr liiMd^ tbfjr mn deatroyed ; bcr^tiaii h« ailU^rwai'tb ohoe»i* to he 
v^f^ wlawt ahcmt the atorj, nnd wo eaii't havo k from Iwf Ladyship, 
wka narnr told the truth nhont anyliibg. But cut htmo f I xay again. 
Wbnl ia Uia good of telling tlie »t4>ry f My gentle rcod^, take yonr 
tnke utne. To-niorrow it jihall ho Mii« Fanny^i^ who la juat 
away with her doH to the school -room, and tiio goToraeta (poor 
I *bv bafl n Trr^f«>ri of it in htf dc*k) : and orat day It ibnll bt 
IMbgr^a, who i« taira for hit Knile, 

MMiim tet^jht i^laij power oYfr th** rmtn^ Vfrgfukn; 

%■$ alls did nui fraot tbal Hurry iboubl f^uarr^' ' '^t 

mfc*, «r tbat Madame da Befn«toin «lutald be ai rry 

w«a aoi tbe Lovd of Thrftnia yet: be waa onlv <^, and the 

Qvnn st^fiM mattj and baTo other Frineea^ aii . vm of prists- 

gndlm a(|^t onl bt e«lnhliabcd in Vixg^niai qn*en aaTait«Uaf Wf 





124 THE VIBGINUyS, 



lord Let brotJier and she bad e3:cliiui<^d no words at all alNml tli 
delicate busioess. Bat tbej understood e^eh otber^ u}d the Eari bad a 
way of ut^derstAndiog things without speakiDg. Ho knew hh Maili 
p^rfeoU^ well : in the course of a life of which Qot a little had boi 
spent in her br^thcr'B company and under bis roof^ Moriei's disp&sitiflK, 
wajSj tricki, faults, had oome to bt perfeetly understood by the heati rf 
the family ; and she would &nd her little sobemes checked or aided by { 
him, as to hia lordship seemed giood, and without need of any wonk < 
between tbem. Thus three days before^ when abe happened to be ^ 
jgroing to see that poor dear old Goody, who was ill with the wore }am j 
in the riUage (and when Horry Wftnington happened to be walking i 
behind the elms on the green, too), my lord with his dogs about bim, 
and bis gardener walking after him^ croased the ooort^ jnat oa LuSy I 
Maria was tripping to the gate-house — and his lordship called bis sifter, ] 
and siaid: '^ Molly p you are going to see Goody Jenkins. Yon are i 
obantable soul, my dear. Give Gamnaer Jenkins this half-crown £r J 
mo — unless our cousin, Warringl^n, has already given her taoney. A i 
pleasant walk to yon. Let her want for nothing." And at snpper^ my ] 
lord asked Mr. Warrtngrton many questions about the poor in Virginia, 
and the means of maintaining them, to wbicb the young g^ntiemam 
ga?e the best answers be might. His lordship wished that in the old 
ooontry there were no more poor people than in the new : and leeon- 
mended Harry to visit the poor and people of every degree, indeed, 
high and low-^in the oountry to look at the agrioaltare, in the dty at 
the manofBustores and munioipal inatitationa — ^to which edifying adnee 
Harry acceded with becoming modesty and few words, and "tf^^lai— 
Bernstein nodded approval over her picquet with the chaplain. Next 
day, Harry was in my lord's joatice-room : the next day he was oat ever 
ao long with my lord on the farm— and coming home, what doea ay 
lord do, but look in on a sick tenant ? I think Lady Maria waa oot on 
that day, too, she had been reading good books to that poor dear Goody 
Jenkins, though I don't auppose Madame Bernstein ever thought of 
aaking about her nieoe. 

" Castlewood, Hamfshibb, ENGLAxn, Augtut ^ 1757. 

" My dear Mottktain, 

*' At first, as I wrote, I did not like Castlewood, nor my ooaaiM 
there very much. Now, I am used to their trayt, and we begin ta 
understand each other much better. With my duty to my mother^ tall 
her, I hope, that considering her ladyship's great kindneaa to ai^ 
Madam Esmond wiU be reconciled to her half-sister, the Baionen da 
Bernstein. The Baroness, you know, waa my Grandmamma'a dan^ter 
by her first husband. Lord Oaatlewood (only Grandpapa really waa tiie 
real Lord) ; however, that waa not hia, that is the otiier Lord Caatk- 
wood's fault you know, and he waa very kind to Grandpapa, who always 
spoke meet kindly of him to us as you know, 

** Madame the Baroneaa Bernstein first married a dergymaoy BeTerend 



THE rmGTHTAKS. 



12* 



Mr* Twiicr, wlux wea m learmd and t^imi, nrtd sueh a faToiirite of his 
Majestfv ai w«* mj fttmt, too, that be wo^ made a BUkopp, When he 
dkdt Owr grocious Kin^ conliaued his fric^ndship to my &Tmt : who 
] m BAfiofiinAit nobltmaiip who occupied & post at the Court-^ 
] fc i ii ty g Ml tfci« Baroness very rich. My oou*in^ mr Lord Cftatle- 
t tM Mt to tnueh about her, and I am ture / h^re fou&d from her 
thm nTNaU^ kmdnesii lutd affection. 

'*11ie (Ikiwigvr) Comtilc9i C&sUowood and m^ oousint Will and Ladj 
^aaajf Iwva b«<ii described per last» that went hj the Falmouth packet 
ctt liw dOtli ulL Th« Indies are not changed atnc^ thetu Me and 
OpvIb Will art Tery giiod friends. We have rode out a good deal* 
Wa kavi had aotno famous oookiug matchos at Hampton and Wintofi. 
Mr aoran ia a «Adrf» blatU^ hut I think I hare shown him that wo in 
Ttt^fiala kacrw n *' - r two. Reverend Mr. Samptoni ohaplain of the 
iunlf I "Mil tJ ncher^ withtnit ani/ hi^^atuf^ 

^ At yadaeM i>i iiiy oousia the Karl improves every day, asd by 
wxl jMf't ddp I ho^ my mother will send his lordship tome of our 
bMt laU lotawo (for tmuiaiila) and hmnmi^ Ho is most thafwtM§ to 
Hm poor. Itia aUlert Ladj Marian eftmUj/ 30, Bha niU for houfi loadia^ 
gmd &adb I* HU itei; iko ii moat habTiid in the TtUago.*' 

* ^Mmammt** mid a lady to irhom Barry luhmilied hii pecions 
WMAmmnpC ^* Why do you flatUr ms, cousin ?** 

*• Yoa «rv balorad in the Tillage ami out of it,'* laid llarry, with a 
knawiag nKfk^tkf " and 1 kaT# IUtler«d you, aa you onll it, a Uttia 
maveatOlftetliaroD.'* 

** Thm k aaiak dd womaa there, whom Madam &mo&d would lik<^, 

[ rsAfioiu^ g^odf cdd lady. 
} ** l^y Maria goes very oCti^n to rrad to ht^r ; whit^h^ the lays, ^vea 
But though her Ladvship hath the iw««tost voiooi M4 nv 
r cutf wim^mntj (the i>ljiy» the chuztll OVftn* ft&d iine«a thm moal 
~ y)i I aaaoot think Gummer J ^kiss oan iiava aay oomlbre tem 
H« Wteg f cry dcaf| by rMaon of her grtat age. 8be hat her mamofy 
jmMU y, lurwater, and rtmcmhen when my hoAoufod Ofandmoth^r 
Baclial*Liydy CMtltfwtxxl lirt^l here. I^he aaya, my Grandmother waa 
is iJbe whola worlds gave her a <^w when sho waa 
and ffiurid tier Imaband, OaiT^r Jt^nkmi, of thi» eoUeets, whidt 
be matd to haw vary had, I sufiposc it wai with tho PUlt asd Uropa 
vhkk my honorod Mother put up in my bosee, wh«n I left d#ar Ttrgislk. 
Haviflf nmtv boan ill linc^, have hod do umo for Uio ptIU. Oumbo 
; and drinking a great deal too ntut^h in the i^rvanU^ ifalL 
lo my Orandntother (NJi 1 think I spelt cinyff wrong 
* ^Uty, Gcmmiar ieskina eayp, is l^dy U^^f wlio tends hvr duty U» 
imt Atti Is Virginia* and rcniirmbprs h«r» asd my Grandpapa and 
Qtaftdaimna whmi tli*y were m Europt, and tho was a litite girl, 
Tra hmw fkqr ^»^n Qrasdpapa^a (Mora belt, asd 1 lira is the Tery 




191 THE VHODaANS. 



ToomA wMoh he had, ud whict ^re lo be oalled ]iiia% m^ Uwd CMii- 
wood $ajs« 

^* Having nD more to saj, ^ presentv I olc»e with best lore «nd di^ 
t0 mj honoured Mother ^ and witli reepeeU to Mr* Bampstcrf ^^d a Ioh 

for ToMXiff and kind remciubranoefi to Old Gambo^ Nathan, OM lad 
Yoong Dinah, ood tha poiut^^ dog and Sltil^ and &L1 frknda, &0111 tkik 

well-wifiher. 

*' HsTC wrote and sent my duty to mj* Unde Wfitrringfe^a in ITatiolk. 
Ifo fln*CT- as fet" 

'^ I hope the «p«^Umg is right, oauun? *' taked the i^uthorof the hUm, 
iftasi the cFttio to whom he showed it. 

'' 'Ii« quite well enough ^polt for nnf person of fashioni^' 
Lady MaiiaT who did not ohouee to he examiu&d too «h>ft«lj 3 
the orthograph j, 

** One word ' Angel,* I know, I spelt wrong in wrltiiig to my i 
but I have learned a way of tpeUing it right, now,^* 

** And how i£ that, dr ^^ 

**I think 'tiA hv l-'^nkJTif^ at vf^i. ^on^ir^ ;" ^arfn^ T^l]^:^h wr-ri^ 
Mr. Harry made her ladyship a low bow, and accompanied the bofv 
by ana of hia best- bhuhea, as if be weie offeiiBg bar a baw acad a 
bouquet 




CHAPTEE XIX. 

OOHTAIKIKe BOTH LOTB AKD i;OCC 

Ax the next meal, when the fmiily party assembled, there ipia noia 
tzaae of displeasme in Madame de Bernstein's coon ten an e e, and ber 
behaTumr to all the company, Harry inoloded, was perfeetly kind and 
aoidiaL She praised the cook this time, deoUred the £rioass4ewaa axe^ 
Jent, and that there were no eels anywhere like those in the €aa^vood 
moats^ would not allow that the wine was ooiked, or hear of sueh exAop 
vaganoe as opening a fresh bottle for a useless old woman like her; gafi 
Madam Esmond Warrington, of Tiiginia, as her toast, whan ttus mm 
wine was brought, and hoped Harry bad brought away his mamnia*s 
pcnnjasjon to take back an English wife with bim, Hedidnoti 
hia grandmother ; her, Madame de Bernstein's dear mother? The I 
ness amused the oompany with numerous stories of her mothes, of i 
beaufyaad goodness, of her hi^pbiess withher second husband, 1 
ihewdfe was so much alder than Oolonel Esmond. Tn nrnthmn toflnthnr, 
waa delig^u], she had heard. Ibeir attachment waa eelebratad £1 
fiwrn^ 4Aie country. To talk of dii^aiify in marriages was tain 1 
that. . Ify Lady Oaitlfiinad 4aid har two abildian hM thair 




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127 




B^malsin prattled. Hairj wa« ennptoT^dp ami Maria 

l^gd Qwdowood woa jitisc^led to know wbal Budden hvJtk 

liad oceaKton^ this, prodigioas amiability on llie j^art of bk 

iid net oMoir iht ilightest expreMion t>f aolioitode or d^ubt 

«A ham eoiiiit«iiaaee, whioh wof« erarj mark of the most perfect 

ML 

n» Batveav*! g««d titai»ottr infeotad ihe whole iam3f ^ m^t one person 
st laUjt itttpwi a fTU^iis ward &om ber. In npij to tonbe oompliinent 
It Mr. Will, wlt«Q that artlt^sa jouth uttered an trprefiston of •atii£ieti4m 
md iittpriat al kit aunl'i Whanooj, ihe frankly said : ^* Cots^limmMtaxjf 
wtff 4mr ! Of ooorM I am» I want to make up with joii for having 
mtm imwidrnjlj mdo to eyety body tbk roomitig* WJuui I was a 
flkOd^ and my father aiui mothar were aliv«, and liv^ faet^, I ramember 
I wmd to adiop< aiaotly the bmbo beharbur. If I had b««ii naughty la 
tlia Monitqg, I aanl to try and coax mj parents ^ night I remembit 
la ikm Tvy roooif at thk i^ery tuble — 0, ciyct to masy Uumdred y^rs 
affv )^ — «a aaaatfrng i&y falhaff and motb^, and your grandratlicr, Harnf 
WarrhigtoQ: and lhm% vara is«la for tuppart a« we b:hV9 bad tbem 
t^niichl, afid it wai tiiai diah of eoUavod eda wbkh brought Ibo m^ 
bask to mj muut 1 bad been juat aa w aj r waid that daji 
L jrtan old, aa I am to-day, when I atn lerenty, and 
99 i mmbmmgf dm^ and aak to ba fbigiven^ like a good girl.'' 

** I alMlfa^RMr ^yahip I *' oriad ilia obapUiiit who madi ona of tha 
|«fy. 

*^ Bal yaar rmrmmm data not know how otom atid lU-lafnpefad I wai. 
I faajdad aiy ttatari Oiattawoud; I aooldod her children, i boxed Harry 
WarrsagtuaV can, and all hooatuo he would not go with ma to Timliridgo 
WalliL*' 

^ Bat I wiQ go, madanif I wOl lida with yoa with all Iha pleoaura In 
lift/' Hid Ut. WacringCoa. 

'' To« Ma, Uu Cha|ilain, what good, dotlftel ehSdias th^^y aU afa. 
Tvia I aioaa mho waa aroia and paotiah. O, it waa onicl of ma to tr^t 
fka^ aa I Maaiat I aik joar paioon, my dear/* 

taafiaia, yvfn ^ra dona ma no wrong I " tap Maria to Utii 




' ladatd, t liave^ a reifj gnat wiaQg, akild I 
msfwdi, I told yott tini yaw aompaay wonM ba 



■ "*** 




1 wai wany m 

^ ^_ , _^ ^oa. Too 

ia«d to eotaif witJt aa to Tunhtidgo, and 1 rudaly lafbiaid fii««^ 
''Jl^, iBa*aai, tf ytia wtva aiek» and mf ptaaiooaaasayad yon. * . '* 
** *-t il wiU nat^aanay mal Ton waft maa Idad la aay you wuold 

I doi «f aU lyaga, btg, pray, aotreat, implora, i 
^wiUaoiBa.'* 

My lord Ulad JOaaalf a glma, and ttn^d IL 
mdtm^ did Ma trwdiJi^ laolr. Jl^, tban, wai iha i 

'• AaytUag wiisab itt iita »y Aaat lOaaBtiTa* I am ma^ will da^ 
ma," mid Maria, ti^bg U look aa Uiyy aa pamAla. 



128 THE TIBGIKIA1I8. 




«* You mnst oome and itaj witk hm, nj d/mtf and I pnain ti li 
good and good-humoond. M j dear kidy jaa will apan jaar afalv 

tomeP'* 

*' Lady Maria Esmood if ^to of aga to jiidge te iMiadf alNBl aiA 
a matter," said hiB Imdihip, with a boir. **If aajof wiaaateor «• 
to TOO, madam, yoa ama ong^t to aonnnaiMl ua.** WUflh 
being interpreted, no donbt meaat| ** Flagno take tilt old 
She ia taktog Maria away in oider to aqparato her tnm tida 
Yii^inian*" 

«* 0, Tonhridge wiU be ddightfnl !" aighed Lady Maria. 

'* Mr. Sampson will go and see Goody Jones for yoo,*' ny lovd en- 
tinned. Hury drew pietorea with his finger on the taUaw Wkrt 
delights had he not been speenlating on P What waDsi what ndei^ 
\rhat interminable ooiTersationa, what delioions ahrahberiiea aai awKl 
sequestered snmmer-honses, what poring over mmdo-bookai what msM 
light, what billing and oo<mig, had he not imagined I Yes^ fta dqr 
was ooming. They were all departing— my Lady Oaatiawood to hir 
friends, Madame Bernstein to her waters — and ho was to bo laft aJhas 
with his diyine charmer alone with her and nnnt ter a hla n^tnsl 
The thongrht of the pleasTire was maddening. That theee people woe 
all golDg away. That he was to be left to enjoy that Heayen — to sit at 
the feet of that angel and kiss the hem of that white robe. O Qodsl 
'twos too great bliss to be real ! "I knew it couldn't be," thought 
poor Harry. ** I knew something would happen to take her from me." 

<« But you will ride with us to Tunbridge, Nephew WarringtoHf iod 
keep us from the highwaymen," said Madame de Bernstein. 

Harry WarriDgton hoped the company did not see how red he grew. 
Ho tried to keep his Toioe calm and without tremor. Yes, he woold 
ride with their ladyships, and he was sure they need fear no danger. 
Danger ! Harfy felt he would rather like danger than not. He woold 
slay ten thousand highwaymen if they approached his mistress's ooadL 
At least, he would ride by that coach, and now and again see her eyes 
at the window. He might not speak to her ; but he should be near her. 
He should press the blessed hand at the inn at night, and feel it reposing 
on his as he led her to the carriage at morning. They would be twi 
whole days going to Tunbridge, and one day or two he might stoy Xhsm, 
Is not the poor wretoh who is left for execution at Newgate thankfdl §x 
even two or three days of respite P 

You see, wo have only indicated, we have not chosen to describe, at 
length, Mr. Harry Warrington's condition, or that utter depth of imbe- 
cility into which the poor young wretoh was now plunged. Some boys 
have the complaint of love favourably and gently. Others, when they 
get the fever, are sick xmto death with it ; or, recovering, carry the 
marks of the malady down with them to the grave, or to remotest old 
age. I say, it is not fair to take down a young fellow's words when he 
is raging in that delirium. Suppose he is in love with a woman twice 
OS old as himself, have we not all read of the young gentleman who 




THE VIIlGt?fr.iN3. 



I 



epmrnilted siiieide m consequence of hb fatal passion for Mademoiselle 
liioqji de rEncioa, who turned out to be his graadmotber? Suppose 
thou art making an ms of thyaelf, f oung Harry "WarringtoD, of Virginia I 
ar« there not people in England who heehaw, too ? Kick and abuse 
liiiB» you who have uqy&x hrayed ; but hear with him, all honest fellow- 
c&rdo[>hagi ; loug-'eared XBesamateaf reeogniBa a brother doakej ! 

** Vou will stay with un for a day or two at the Wells/' Madame 
Benutem oontinued, ** You will see us put into our lodginga. Then 
y©u ooa return to Caatlewood and the partridge-shootings, and all the 
jiue things which you and my lord are to study together," 

HttTfy bowed an aequiesceuce* A whole wf ek of Heaveu I life was 
not altogether a blank, then, 

•* And as there is sure to be pleaty of oompany at the WeUi, 1 shall 
be abk to present you," the lady graciously added, 

** Company 1 Ah [ I shan't need company/* sighed out Harry. ** I mean 
that I Aliall be quite oontented in the company of you two ladies/* be 
iddedf eagerly ; and oo doubt Mr, Will wondered at bis cousin's taste. 

Aa this was to ho the l^^t night of Cousin Harry* a present visit to 
Oa»Uewot>dj Cousin Will auggested that he, and his Hcyeruiioet and 
Waxringtou should meet at the quartern of the latter and make up 
aeoounts ; to whieh process^ Harry ^ being a considerable winner in his 
play traosactions with the two gentlemen, had no objection* Accord- 
ingljj when the ladies retired for the night, and my lord withdrew — as 
bia eustom was — to his own apartments, the three gentlemen all found 
themselTes nasembled in Mr. Harry^s little room before the puuch-howlr 
which was Will's usual midnight companion. 

But Will's method of settliog acoounis waa by prodacing a oouple of 
ifgrnii packs of cards, and offering to submit Harry* s debt to the process 
l[ being doubled or acquitted, ihe poor ehaplaiu had no more ready cash 
tl»a Lord Castle wood's younger brother. Harry Warrington wanted to 
TO the money of neither* Would he give pain tj the brother of his 
idirred Maria, or allow any one of her near kinsfolk to tax him with any 
tnt ^ gieneroiity or forbearance F He was ready to gire them their 
mto^g B8 the gentlemen proposed * Up to midnight be would play 
»ith fiiem for what stakes they chose to name* And so they set to work, 
iad the diee*box was rattled and the cards shuBled and dealt. 

Veiy likely he did not think about the eards at all, V*ery likely ho 
*»i thinking ;■ — * At this moment, my beloved one ia sitting with ber 
^>6utttona golden locks outspread undtjr the tlngei^ of her maid* Happy 
'^kmid i Now she is on her kueoB, the sainted creature^ addressing prayers 
*Ci that Ik^aven which b the abode of angels like her. Now she has 
*Unk to rest behind her damask curtains, bless, bless her 1 * ** You 
^uble US all round F I wUl take a card upon each of my two. Thank 
y"Ou» that will do — a ten— now, upon tlie other^ a queen— two natural 
>^i3[gt*et-uQs, and as you doubled us, you owe me so and so/* 

I imagine volleys of oaths from Mr, William, and brisk pattering of 
^preoations from bia BevefeEce, at the young Yirginian*3 luok. He 

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180 THB YOBISUJn. 




mm beoame he did not want to win. 
coqnettuh jade, came to him hee aaie he wai 
who poasiU J wis as fiokle. Will and the 
against him, adieitoos oonstantly to infmaa their 
poeing that the wealthy ViigiBianwiahad te kt T 
losings. But this waa 1^ bo meaaa Heny 
When he was at home he iad tahm a part ia aaona ef i 
these (wherehj we may be led to ■vppeaa that he " 
oomstaneea of his life mmn from his lady motfaai^ 
play and pay. And as he praetiaed frir pkytewiida 
expected it ftom them in retnni* 

"The Indk does seem to be with me, Oobbb,'' he aai^ in ii|iyt» 
some meie oaths and giewla of Wfll, ** and I am am I da aat wamtta 
press it ; bat yon don't anppoae I am going t» be aoah a imLae t»iiiV 
it away altogether P I hare ^pdte a heap cf year prom ia Ba eanparly 
this time. If we an to go en playing, let va haro the de U aia em the 
table, if yon please ; or, if not the moDey-^tim worth of it** 

«< Always the way with yon rieh men," grambled WflL ^Bmm 
lend exoept <m secnrity— always win beoaoae you are tiah." 

** Faith, Oondn, you have been of late fsr erer flinging my riehea iaie 
my face. I baye enough for my wants and for my ereditors." 

" that we could all say as much," groaned the chaplain. ^Hew 
happy we, and how happy the duns would be ! What hare we got 
to play against our conqueror ? There is my new gown, Mr. Warrington. 
Will you set me fire pieces against it? I haye but to preach in staff 
if I lose. Stop ! I haye a Chiysostom, a Fox's Martyrs, a Bako's 
Chronicle, and a cow and her calf. What shall we set against 
these P" 

" I will bet one of Cousin Will's notes for twenty pounds," cned 
Mr. Warrington, produoing one of those documents. 

"Or I hare my brown mare, and wfll back her red against yoar 
honour's notes of hand, but against ready money." 

"I hare my horse. I will back my horse against yon for fiftyl"* 
bawls out WilL 

Harry took the offers of both gentlemen. In the coarse of ten 
minutes the horse and the bay mare had both changed owners. Coan 
William swore more fiercely than erer. The parson dashed his wig 
to the ground, and emulated his pupil in the loudness of his objnigs- 
tions. Mr. Harry Warrington was quite calm, and not the least elated 
by his triumph. They had asked him to play, and he had played. He 
Imew he should win. beloved slumbering angel! he thought, am 
I not sure of yietory when fou are kind to me P He waa locldng oat 
from his window towards the easement on the opposite side of the oovt» 
which he knew to be hers. He hsd forgot about his yietims and their 
groans, and ill-luck, ere tiiey crossed the court. Under yonder hriUiaBt 
flickering star, behind yon^ casement iK^here the lamp waa burning 
funtly, was his joy, and heart, and treasure. 





iM Ewbop of Cjimbmr, in hb r^minoe Itttly mtfi* 
di4#Mlfoi«it# eouditiou of CKlr^iko iii the d»p4rtuft 
mfVMi* t £»rfoi wii«t2tir he laeiitiaiiGii the grief of Cal)^p]a'i bdjrV 
_ kavo of Odfm^uai'A ^mti gomlcxnan. The mcmala m%tM 
tqgqihtr in tho kitchen prQcioLoU wbllBt tlic maitcr «aid 
totk ft Isfti wild emhniue in Ibc ilriLwiug-room ; tht'j mmt hart 
fOitli o4lur in tha fm^eshm^ wbiUt iheir prinuip&la broke 
kk tikt fmiil-iAloofi, WlitiL tlie bull rang for the l(^t tim^t 
Uriett'i »aI« bftwied, ** 5oir I aD^ onc» f^r Hbore ! *' Coljpio mnd 
•dcedftSlt imi3t hsvo both walked c^ycr tbo lanie pliutkt wilii 
and ilrmauog e^jrcii ; bath must bare wawd pookdt^ 
(^ iir difTefenl value and it liurts) aa tboy atood oa the 
te iMr Manda on the depaftijif Te»»elp whilst the peoide o& the 
•tti t^ iwr anrwdiii^ in tho »hip'i bow^ thout^d, Hip, hip, 
J (m wtilliM mtjr bo the equiraJoDt itr<?ck for the idutAlian) 
engaftd oo that viyyag^. But the pi>int to bo rotaemberid ia, that 
f»o «f ^ur^»^ at iy:*n»oier^ CnijrpJio'a matd nr p&tmmit ft r«/n«;ier 
ji^tt, Hmj liftd to wi&lk thi! itaiiie plank of griaf, and M Ilia Maw 
ftl iiMriflilP ; on their r«tuni hotticj, tbe^ might nol maa poakalp^ 
lnttiiiBi& fif the tmme U^tiiro and value, bnt lb a teara, no doubt^ 
m «]l cud plioitifui nhich eno ihed m bar inarhla baUi, and tti* 
[p a wad Ibrih in ilia aarvaota* ditto. 
Mol anly did Uoirj WasrififtcKa leaTe Castkwood tt vjatim to loiv, 
Wl Chnbo quiitihl lh» MUM pfaJw, m praj to tti# intiG deligUtrul 
fMiiQtt, Ilia wit, taoaapUabmaiiti^ food-humomr ; }tk aldUiii daimigp 
aoaltaj, a&d mii#ie ; had endatrad him to the wliala Iannis %iBTf!iffi 
df«U. Mora thu ono of tho tacn might bo jaaloia ni him^ }ml tbm 
ladiaa ali wan with biin* Thofm wma no stioit a^eetioii to tba poor 
WmA aiea then in EogLatid aa k&a obt&mad idace afoons whitt^^kino^d 
pma§l$m Xhdfa w«a a ooodltian noi itarhapa of a^ioalHy, hut ihcj had 
a cttflnaea and a oartalo gtotaaftta i^ai^thy fivim all ; and from 
wmumt so doubt, a kjndnaaa m^ik wmm faiiffoua. When L«di*ard 
cMd Plarfcai In lilaalrauMuia&d, wira piiaagiitad hj thm Di#ft» did Ihe^ 
aat iad tho bliielc vobmb pitiful ojid kbd te tbcmP Wo^ao un 
alwvTi kind towaida otxr >rx* What (mental) nt^grovt xl it 

Acciali? vbat (moral) hniiaMdaoki do Ihaf juil idof«F .^, 

Wbal yioUy whit doU drifalkn, what miiahapaii SMOaka (I -a. 
%«i«tiTal^} dia thof sot tedla and auddle f OioBba wia fotsat i 
tfe# wiNBt« If khidljr M nanjr pocvplo no batter ttiin kinutlf ; it w«a 
anljr tiia nto i«i tho aerrant^ hall who r^ced li tilt Tifginian ladV 
I thouU like to ate Mm iaUi^ loar*. I ah^ild liko la 




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THJE TIEGDniKS. 



iee Mollj hoasemftid stealing to Ihe tf rnLce^g^dens in the gte^ diiw^* 
lug to cull a wbtftil posj* I al&otiJd like \& see l\Mj kiiehe&xnaid 
cuttiag off a thick lock of her chestnut ritigkts whidi abe propdaad to 
exchange for a woolly token from joung GumW&pat«» Of ooorae itt 
aaid he was return prwf^nkt^ a descendant of Ajihantee Mq^. la 
Cs^^ria, Cod naught, and oth^ places now inkahit^ hj heredita^ 
bondsmen t thert must have heen Toit numhers of Ihesa potent S0Ten%Bi 
in former times^ to jud^^e from their descendanta now extant^ 

At the morning annanneed for Madame de Bernstein^i departore, lU 
the miin^rons domeslias of Castlewood crowded abont the dootm and 
passages, some to have a last glimpse of her lad]rsbip*& men^ and the 
fasc^inating Gnmbo, some to take leave of her Ud^ship^s maid, all to 
wajlav the Baroness and her nephew for parting* fees, which it w«« 
the onstom of that day largely to dblribnte among household sef^' *' 
One and the other gave liberal gratnitieB to the liTaried r 
to the gentlemen in hlai&k and ruffles, and to the awarm of ;riuAi.r 
attendants* Cdftlewood waa the home of the Baronesses yonth^ and ii 
for her honest Harry, who had not only lived at free ohatgea in the 
house, hut had won horsoa and money — or promises of Moizey — fnm 
his cousin and the unlucky chaplain, he was natnrally of % gq a e ww a 
tuf n^ and felt that at this moment he ought not to stint hit Imerolefil 
disposition. ** My mother, I know/' he thought, *' will wiali tn*' 
liberal to aU the ret4iiner» of tbe Esmond family.'^ So ha fti^ 
about his gold pieces to right and left, and as if he had been as : 
GLimbo announeed him to he. There was no one who oame nt 
hnt had a share in his bounty. From the major-domo to tba ahoe-blaek, 
^ — ^Mr, Harry had a peac^-offering for them all* To the grim bousi^ 
keeper in her still-room, to the feeble old porter in his lodge^ he 
hutc*d mm^ token of his remembrance* When a man is in love wr 
woman in a family, it is astonishing how fond he becomes of ever? 
person connected with it« He irtgratiates himself with the maids ; ht 
is bland witb the butler ; he interests himself about the Ibotman ; he 
runs on errands for the daughters ; be gives adviee and lends ^oTter to 
the young son at college ; he pats little dogs which ho would kick othitr- 
wise; he smiles at old stories which, would make him break out in 
jawnff were they uttered by any one but papa ; he drinks sweet port 
wine for which he would curse the steward and the whole committee of 
a dub I he bears even with the cantankerous old maiden aunt ; lit 

[beats time when darling little Fanny performs her piece on the tdaaa; 

llmd smiles when wicked, lively litl^e Bobby upsets the ooieo ef«ff fcji 
shirt, 
Harry Warringtoitf in bis way, and according to the omtoma <if ^h*^ 

Lage, bad lor a brief time post ^by which I conclude that only fbir m, brief 

pUme had his love been declared and accepted) given to the OsstlewiMid 
&mily all these artless testimonies of his atieotion for one of tlieai. 
Cousin Will should have won back his money and welcome, or baw 

klr<UL m mueb of Harry 'i own aa the lad cot^ spaiOi KfirY«rtbdcM^ 



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133 




t]i« tkd, t&aof b ft lover, wu thfewd, keen, and land of tport ftiid f&ix 
ij, mii ft judg« of A gt^od borse when h& §u.w one^ TLmring plfgjiid 
And wtm mil the money which Will had, besides a great number 
II r. Eittidnd^s Tftlnftblo autographs^ Hftiry was Tefv well pleftsed 
wia Wai'i brovn bow© — ^that Tery quadruped whioh had n^srlf 
^ua tnio tb« water on the first eretiing of hia arriv ml at Cftitlf- 
It« had fteea tho horae^i performanoe often, aad, in tlie midBt 
Uft pfttitoii aad romance, was not sorry to be poasessed of iudi 
will, w«U-hrdi hunter and roadster. Whan lie bid gftSftd 
\i Ihft 11111 vufBeif^ntly a» tbey »hona over bia mistrofs** wiodoWf ftod 
lit hm rtodJft to bed, he tt^aited to bis own dormitory, and there, no 
, tliio«i|{lit ol kts Marift and hh horse with yoatbful iatkfaotloQ, 
' twetl it would be to have ono pitlioned on the other, and to 
Um lotir ti ftll th« tsland on suoh an animal with snch a pair of 
\ ivtuid bb Wftist, He feU a»leep rtmiiiiatmg on thi«« tliingi, 
* ft million of hleflsings on bia Mark, in whote company be 
t Ift IftXBriftl^ ftt Ufl^ for a week more, 

tkft cfttljf morning poor Chapbun Sampson lent over his Itttle 

by the hands of bis groom^ fooiman, nnd gardi^ner, who 

a gnat number of kts«ti« on tht^ heast'a white now 

I ov«r to Gurnhv^ Onmbo and bia miuter were both 

bj the feflow'a tK^nsibUity ; the negro serviiiit sbowing hii 

by w^pbgv and Harry by priidiieiDg a couplu of guinfaa, 

be aitoiiiAh^^d and s|iecdi!y c«mifi>rted the oba plaints boy. 

Owmbo and the laic groom lud the htast away Ut tb« «^table, 

to bring Mm round with Mr, WiUiam^H borno 

bfMltiutp at the hour wh«fl Madiime Bi'mttcin^a corriagm wvre 

89 oo«iftftoni was he to Hit aunt, or so gmt«fnl lor ber dcparttir«i 
bii tlie ttftiiir of the houie even mad« bit appearand at the morning 
, in eete to tAke leave of bb gai^sU, The ladien atid the ohaplatn 
iiiiftiail the only momhe? of the family absent was Will : who, bow- 
lefl ft Qotu far hb cniuiin, in wbioh Will stated, in ejEoeedingly bftd 
Df , that bi* was obliged to ^o away to S^tishury noes thfti momingt 
i tliat tw) hod left th« hor^K? wtiieh his oonaifi won Inst nij^ht^ and wTiicb 
Pom, Mr, WlU'i groom^ wotiM hand orer to Mr, WarriRgUm'i s^^rvanl, 
liriU*e a,bfttBee diil not pruvrnt tlio rent of tho party from drinking a diih 
wf tftft ami/^tjlv. (ind in diifc timo tlie Dnrria|;fi r^^llcd into th«r oatutyard, 
1^ ttrm : \hm with the H«nmeis*a muitipiied ln^^tge, and 

tlw »of»i:i:l V- -* ^ *rturc arrived. 

A targe o^em kndau cotiUined the stout Baroness and her niece ; a 
^eufle vf iDan**erranU mounting un the boi bi^fore t^'< '» H'tl> putott 
mai bl»»defl«iaea Tvudy in ^v^nt of a m**<fting witli ^ 
aa^thtr enrriige were tbttr laitvihijW maiti*, and an.^^ 
fVird Af tfce traoks, whieh, va«t nnri nunn'raut m they wer«^ were aa 
ntCKiftg eoniitrMl to tlie c^iortnouB bft^rgti^ti'^mbi aooompanyisig m lady 
ef the preatoi tiftiew Mr. Warringtoo'a modeat raHiOft wtt« |IU««4 v& 



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TRE YIRGIKIAI^S, 



this sdGOiid carriage under the muda* ^ardianfikip, and Mr. Gmnbo 
prqwjsed to ride hy the window for tb» cMef part of the josirnr v, 

Mj lofd, ifcith im »tep- mother and Lady Fanny, ac 1 tjidr 

kmswoman to the eama^e*«tc;pS} and b«de liet JerC'.v..i. v, .^^ mmij 
dutiful embraces. Her Ladj Maria follow^ in a ridiDg-dr«»p wUdl 
Harry Warringtoii thought the moit beoouilag ooctaiuia in ihm wmlit 
A hoit of sftrvantfl stood abound, and btggtd HeaTen bleta het Uiijihip* 
The Earouesa'a departure wai known in the Tillage, asd Korea hi tkt 
fuiks thm^ atdod ivaittn^ under the treas ouiaide tht gatES^ ttld hjiaayvi 
and wared tibeir haU as tlie poniieToiis Tehielos railed away* 

Gymbci waa gone (qt Mr. Warrin^tou^s horses, as uiy lopd, willi hh 
arm under hia Touog guestX paced np and down the court* ^ I h«tr 
jom @arrj away e^me ol our borate out of Castle wood F ^^ my loitl md. 

Hnny hluithed. ^* A gentleman cannot refuse a fair game at thi 
csartls/^ he aaiii. ** I never wanted to play, nor would have played fbr 
money I ha4 eot my Coumu William force dme. As for the chaplain, it 
^reot to my heart to wiu from bim^ but be was as eager as my 4 

*' I know — 1 kfiow ! There it no blame to you, my boy* Al J 
yOQ can't help doing as Borne does ; and I am Tery glad that yoe. kwn 
hteo able to give WiLl a lesson. He ia mad about play — would gtahk 
his ^oat o^ bis backhand I and the family haye had to pay his debts 
ever BO many times- Miy 1 aak how muob yow have won tk him ?'* 

** Weill some eighteen pieces the Brst day or two, and his note for a 
hn&dred and twenty more, and the brown horse, sbtty^that sialoia nigh 
upon two hundred » But, you know, Cousae, all was fair^ aad itmairfva 
ogainst my wiU that we played at all^ Will ain^t a matdi ibr mm, mj 
iord^Uiat is tlie faot IndGed be is not." 

*' He is a match for mo^t people, though,'* said my lord. ** ^a ttnMl 
borw, 1 ^ink you i^aid ? ** 

** Yt'fl, Hia brown horse — Prince William, out of Ouustitution, Yott 
douH suppose I would set him sixty against his bay, my lord ? ^' 

** 0, I didn't know. I saw Will riding ont tMs morning, most likely 
I did niit remark what horse he was on* And you won tho Uaek mai» 
from the parson ? ^* 

** For foui-t£<3n. He will mount Gumbo very well. Why doei agt 
the raeeal come round with the boTses P ^* Harry *^ mind was away t» 
lovtily Maria, H*? longed to be trotting by her side. 

*' When you get to Tnubridge, Cousin Harry, you mnit bt on tKl 
look-out against sharper players tliau the ebapkin and Will. Them U 
all Borti* of {jueer company at the Wells*" 

** A Virginian iearus pretty £>ar!y to take care of hims<d4 my lorj,"' 
says Harry, with a knowing nod. 

'* So It seems I I reoommend my sister to thee, Harry, Alt)tc»tl|^ 
she is not a baby in years, sho is as inn^^cent as one, Xhon will see ilist 
ah© comes to no mischief f ^' 

*• I win guard her with my life, my lord ! " cries Harry. 

** Xhon art a braro f«Uow. By the way, Cousin, unJe^ yoti an vity 



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13a 



C»«tkiroq4y 1 woulJ in jaur o&ic not bj} in a great hurrj iaJ 

to this lonely, tumblo-do^vn old house* I wnnt mj-n^U to gQ lol 

^^Mm I Imvc'f iLBti ttbill tcafoe be back hctv till the {KLrtndge^j 

0(1 j'Od ami taku ohargfi ol tliis wom^u, of my m&iof and tbo] 

will jt>« ? '* 

I wiU/' laid liariji Ma hoftft boating witb happuwa at the 




i I niH Trita ihm word wbcn 3*ou aUall biing my dsUr back to 
Uort oooae the li^ira* ^t. navt^ yoa bid tidit^u lo tbo Coiifttais audi 
Fttiiii/ F Tbojf ai^ kis^Dg Uiijif batui« to jau Itoai the mnao 

' ran up to bid thJtm kdbji a farewall* Uo loade tltat ceramon^l 
Twy lirta^ lor bo im* iLini<>u» to be ofi' to tiio cbanacr of bis b^&rt ; 
eaj&*dMii-Mdn to mcmnt hb newlj-gutten sUed, wliiob QuiubD, lamself 
astriilt oa llm pononV bUi<k mofc, held by tbo t^in, 

Ukrra WWM Qumha ita ilm black msLrnt iiidtxd, and lie>ldin{^ aiaatbMj 
BqI it wi« ft baf htitMOf not a bfown--a buy bono witb 
^ TParo^ont q«adru|jud, 
»* ^* r ** criea il^rry, 

** Tour i*utiLitir'i lujw borsc/^ wiya th>^ gmiiBi, touohing bi» cap. 
•*Tli3jbrote?'* exoIaim« tho young gcntUiEau, with ono or more 
tbew cuinaMtOTil Uiea in ukc in Eti^ktid and Vtrginin. ** Oo a&d brliii^ 

not WUliaia — ilr* Wdliam'i bofpo^tbo browa burao. 

I WtlliaSD luvd rydu rrinciv WiUiaiti thti muTnlng away to i^olU*^ 
Hb Ift^f Tr>n!s nus, *^iu, ti^yk tny bay iior»e, C^to, fa 
: !g* II .J ift Mr. Warrington's bora b now, I 
And I know tout bonour is bottatifol : you 



' ' i 1 iiiijti al Ibctie words of Sam 

\n\ d in a nomber morv of 

Btittafki Wf ' , ■ ■ if mif butgimg han^ 

Mr. WilUam uM be nm'cr could tbink of parting with tbu Fnnoc 
a Imftdred and twenty/* Aaid the groutn, loiiking at the joting 




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n^h^d tb« mam< ** WUl baa b^cn loo maoh 



tiao aiyyu * >i ji*^ , ur. lord ! So may a ff>llow with loadid diat throw 
Ip md W too mnoU for mc, I du nut csuli ihb bisttlOg, I eali it ah—*' 
Hr* Wafmjjtun ! Spara irn bad wordi about my Vrothrr, if you 
mI Ihpuul un it« J will take oart^ that you tirt> righted, faf^^well. 
I ^okly, Of joar ooacb(^« will bo at Fomliaci (m'^ ^ "and 
wmriJig bin ao aditUi my htftl oa^ftrad into the hoote, % y and 

lit ooaiaiaMi Toda ont of tlu. ^oung > Lr^Truon waa 

fsafili too OQ^f to rijoia Ibe l irmeri t<» rutuark tht 

glaaota of imttUacabU Imra atiil > bu ibol fryin bia Eno 

k towarda a yoimg matntv i 

t tba jai^Ui wai gvaOf lUc (ii#k|iaiti aiuX m^ iyrd aata down to fifiiali 



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tbeif bret^avt in pe&ce And comfort* Th« tvo ladies did iiat ivtxxm to 
thif meal, 

'* That was tme of Will** confoianded tmmHj tricka," mjn mj larl 
** If OUT Cousin breaks Wiirs head, I should not wondet." 

■* He is used to the opration, mj lord, and f et^'* adda the oh)ipIm, 
with a grio, *' when we wcro plajing last night, the oolaur of the hotM 
was not metitioned. I could Bot esoape, baviQg but one : and tha hhffr 
boy baa ridden off ou hbu The yotmg YirginiaiL plays like a ssatt, ti 
do htoiJQstioo*" 

*^ He iriii bcoauie he does not care about loaiag^p I think there eui 
be little doubt but that he ia very well to dop His mother^s law-ag^oli 
are my lawyers, and they write that the property is quite a prineipalitj, 
find grows richer every year." 

»* If it wore a kingdom, I know whom Mr» Wanington would make 
queea of it,'^ said the obsequious chaplain^ 

'* Who &m aceount for taste, parson f ** aaks bis lordship^ with % 
aneer. ■' All men are io. The En^t woman I was in love wiUi mys«lf \ 
was forty ; and aa jealous aa if she had been fifteeOi It runs in tht 
family. Colonel Earaond (he in tcarlet and the breastplate yonder) ma: 
ried my gratkdniother^ who was almost old enough to be Im. l£ Oxn 
lad chooses to take out an elderly prinoesa to Yiiginia, we mnai nat 
balk him." 

*' 'Jwere a oonsommation deyoaUy to he wished I " eriea the dhaplahi. 
** Had I not best go to Tunbridge Wells myself, my lord, and be on tht 
spot, and ready to exercise my saered function in behalf of the yemg 
couple?" 

«* Ton shall haTe a pair of new nags, parson, if yon do," said nj 
lord. And with this we leaye them peaceable over a pipe of tohaooo aftv 
breakfast. 

Harry was in such a haste to join the carriages that he almost fcigot 
to take off his hat, and acknowledge the cheers of the Castlewood vil- 
lagers : they all liked the lad, whose frank, cordial ways and honest hm 
got him a welcome in most places. Legends were stiU extant in Casfle- 
wood of his grand-parents, and how his grandfather. Colonel Ksmon^ 
might haye been Lord Castlewood, but would not. Old Lookwood at tin 
gate, often told of the Colonel's gallantry in Qneen Anne's wan. Hk 
feats were exaggerated, the behayionr of the present £amily was eott- 
trasted with that of the old lord and lady : who might not hare beat 
yery popular in their time, but were better folks than those now in pos- 
session. Lord CasUewood was a hard landlord : perhaps more distfted 
because he was known to be poor and embarrassed than because he was 
severe. As for Mr. Will, nobody was fond of him. The young gentleman 
had had many brawls and quarrels about the village, had received and 
given broken heads, had bills in the neighbouring towns which he eoold 
not or would not pay : had been arraigned before magistrates for tam- 
pering with yiOage girls, and waylaid and cudgelled by iiguxed husbaads^ 



nrs vtBornANs. 



m 



A hundred ytiax% igo bis oKaraotcr antl action i 
; bftT» tietn describe at ko^th by th^ painter of mannera : but the 
CoHiit^ Utiat^ nom^%^ajnf don not lilt up Molly Sengrim'a ourtain ; ahe 
oml^ iadiciU* the |if«teiioe of tome od« behind it, and pass«A on primly, 
witli ilpc— illoBi of horror, and a fan before her eyet* The Yilkj^e h&d 
hmg4 him tkt jowig Yitf^mstn &qiiire hud beaten Mr* Will at rj^lin^, at 
IvBpipfi ai tliooiiQgi and tin ally, at card-play ixtg, for everything i« 
nam; tftd Ulty rtip«Qted Harry all Uie more for this juperfnrlty, 
MJbOPm tilt thtf ttdntftd him on aeoount of the roput&tion of enurmout 
~ s wlikli Gm&bo had made for his master. This fame had travelled 
* th9 vbolff ooitnty, and was proacdln^ him at thii moment on the 
I «f MadanM Btnutoin^a oarriagea, irom ^vhich the Tiilot«, fin they 
' 1 il til* iaoa to bait, apreacl aatounding ri.*port3 of tho young 
f% rank and iplendoar* He wai a prbeo in his own oonntiy. 
I goU millet, dtaiuond milieu, furs, tohaoooti^ — who knew what, or 
I f Ho woiader the houe«t Dritonn rheered him and respeeted 
\ for Ins pfoapcfi ty, aa tho nobte-hcortf d fcUowt always do, I am 
— ffgbid iity eorpofmtiona did nc»t nddrcas him, and oier goH hoxti with 
I of t£« eity-*ho was so riuh. Ah, a proud thinf it im to he a 
, tad think that tliara ia no omutry wbtr* j^rosptfity u »o muok 
1 m in oun ; and wh«re iuocom itoehei m&k oomttiut affacting 
I of loyalty. 
Bm^ JMrlag Iha fiUagen bawlin^f and their liaia toasicg in tho iir| 
bli iorry btast^ and gralloped, with Oumho behind him, 
my with the elaud of duet in ih& mid»t of whioli hit ohanner'i 
I etifaloped*^ Penetrating into thiA Dloud, ho found himuclf at 
Vbm wiadow ^f tlie earriage. The Lady Murk had the hack «rut to 
kanelf ; hf keeping a iiltk behind the wheela^ ho oonld have tho deli^j^ht 
ll aadiif Iwr diiine eyca and imilea. i^ho hidd a £ngcr to her 1ip« 
MaAamt Bcmitaiii waa already dozing on h^r cuihiont* Horry did not 
mow to dii^tirb tl^ old lady* To kvk at hit oouiln wai bliaa enough 
(or km* The landioape aroand him mii^ht ho beaotlfaj, hot what did 
I it f All tho tkffti aad trooa of lummcr wore a« nothing eompartd 
* faea i iha htdgiiow bird« mn^ no mieh iwoot miiaio aa bar 
^ matineylkbleju 

Thft B awmg a t 'i fat bor«« were ae<suitom<?d to ihort jourHf^T^. «ty 
fMM^ mi ph 'ding; io thitt, tJl a-i Hurry Wa' rn 

ttaortii* bt 1-' ^ut much ditBcMiHy kci^i* |me« m^h -If 

kianVi^Mll* At two o'elock they baited tor a oouple of hour* Jivr u i i 
If. Wamofton paid tha landlotd generotuly. What prieo oouU Im i t, 
PWI lor tlia fdaaaora whieh ha njojed in being near hii ador^ Maria, 
mi liaftas t&i yiaifol ohanoe of a oonverialion with her, tearoe iut4ir* 
liffeid by tha mh bfaathing of Madame do Btmateini who, afUr a rom- 
Mabla m«d, Iftdnlged b an agreeable hair-honr^a idumbarf In \oioca 
Ml and low, Xaria and her young gentleman talkod orer and ovar 
tfpiift tlioai dtlieiotta nonsanaea whie^ pedpU in Earry^i eondiliiai oaw 
kitel baarittg and ntlariiig. 



138 THE YIBfilRIAn. 






Thcj ware goiof to ai 
and fiuhioa vrakl be ■i^Miii ; tuud MUa 
the young be>ntiei, Htny wdddueorar 
more worthy to oeeiq^ hk ■ttention, tiuB aagf 
figuie oonUL howt of. Bfallthogocby HnrfWNi 
oould not tenpt hia ftoit her lide. It «m Int 
ocoanon to ftiir. WhantiiojoiaigaMa^f IhUii 
Maria they wottidaowdxoiiiidhv oar; tinywadbl aiMilMe 
the rough ond luuaUe Anviooa lad who 
wit, who had oidf a MthM hMTt at 

Maria aaiksy eho earti hm efM to 
knows nothii^ of tho troth and iideUty of wima; ttiilla 
contrary, whidi pmvmbkXij ia Juttkee, 
with poor fnnalo heartk A aaafflo eniaaa; aaUte Ja 
the knivae and JbdcB ttf tiia doaaert; a 
An<<0!" eooi^ca ficoaa the ianoaenft 11^^ 
has been oanaed hy the broad aaff of Mr. 
been stratohad aeraa the table to mSm Ludy Uni^a 
upset the wine-glaas in ao doing. Surdyaothfaig^aallba 
or indeed neoessary, than that Harry, npon hearing his aaK*a 
impeaehed, should seize npon his fair acooaer's hand, and vow 
fidelity npon those charming fingers ? 

What a part they play, or used to play, in loTe^making, thoaa baoidsl 
How quaintly they are squeeied at that period of life ! How thq^ait 
pushed into conversation I what absurd tows and {notssts are pahaadef 
by their aid ! What good can there be in pulling and praasing a thnaib 
and four fingers? I fsncy I see Alexis langhy who is haply laadia^ 
this page by the side of Araminta. To talk about thumbs indaedl . • . 
Maria looks round, for her part, to see if Madame Bernstein faaa beMi 
awakened by the crash of the glass ; but the old lady dambaa qaHi 
calmly in her arm-chair, ao her nieoe thinks tbere can be no hana la 
yieldmg to Harry's gentle pressure. 

The horses are put to : Paradise is oyer — at least until tiM msI 
<KK»sion« When my landlord enters with the bill, Harry is ■fcfT^*"c 
quite at a distance from his cousin, looking from the window at tiM 
cayaloade gathering below. Madame Bernstein wakes up fioai her 
slumber, smiling and quite unoonsoious. With what profound ease aai 
reverential politeness Mr. Warrington hands his aunt to her o auin^a l 
how demure and simple looks Lady Maria as she follows ! Away ga tta 
•carriages, in the midst of a profoundly bowing landlord and 
of ooun^ f(dks gathered round the biasing inn-sign; of 
gasing from their homdy little doors ; of boys and market-iDlka 
the colonnade of the old town-hall ; of loungers along the gabled 
^* It is the famous Baroness Bernstein. That is she, the oU lady ia the 
eapuehin. It is the ricdi yonng American who is just come fipoia Tir> 
ginia, and is worth millions and millions. Well, sure, he might hsta 
a better horse." The oavaloade disappears, and tiie little town kpaai 




THE TmOESTAA'S. 



into its mtXAl quiftfc. The kodWrd goes back to hh frieods at tli© club, 
U tell how the great foika ate going to akep at tlie Buiihi at Famliaiti, 
ta-sight* 

The itin -dinner had fceea plentifal, and all the three guests of the inn 

had done justioe to tho good cheer^ Harry had the appetite natural to 

hk period of life. Maria and her atuit were also not indiiHerent to a 

good dinner : Marlame Beresieia had had a comfortable nap after hen, 

thidi had no doubt helped her to bear all tht} good things of tbo meal^ 

rHie meat pies, and the fruit pies, and tbo strong ale, and the heady port 

wine. She rwclined at ease on her seat of the laadau, and looked back 

aJabljt ^^^ anukd at Harry and exchan^d a little talk with htoi as ho 

roile by the ciirringe side. Bat what ailed the beloved bping who sate 

wilh her baek to the horses P Her cotnpieiion, which was eicceediDgly 

f jiir, w«« forth er ornamented with a pair of red cheeks which Harry t.ook 

to l»e satfirul rosea. (You see, madam^ that your gurmiaes regardiag 

th»? Liidy Maria's oonduct with, her couidn are quite wrong and un- 

c^iixs table, and that the timid lad had made no sueh eiperimcsnta a^ you 

stii^po^, in order to asoertain whether the noses were real or artiticial. 

A ki3s indeed 1 I bluah to think you ahotild imagine that the present 

Wtifeer could indicate anything so shoekini^ !) Maria's bright red ohe^ka^ 

f «4t^ ^|]|^ cOQtiuueii to blush as it seemed with a strange metallio 

; hut the reft of her face, which had nsed to rival the lily in 

..n„ ^---i me of a jonquil colour, Her eyes stared round with a 

lull. Harry was alarmed at the agony dfepict<id in the 

uiaraicr d coununance T which not only exhibited pain, hut was exceed- 

bgly unbecoming. Madame iJernatuin also at length retnarked her 

sitet'a indisposition, and asked her if sitting backwards in the oarriage 

mtde her ill, which poor Maiia confessed to be the fact. On this^ 

tW elder lady waa forced to make room for her niece on her own side, 

to^, in the course of the drive to Fnrnham, uttered mony graft*, dia- 

■^aroastic remirks to har ltd low -traveller, indicating her great 

thnt Maria should he so impertineut us to bo ill on the iirst 



t (jaebed the Bush Inn ct Fornham, under whieh name a 

ous inn liaa stood in Farnham town for tlieae three hundred yean 

r*-tht dear invalid retired with her maid to Iter bedroom : scarcely 

fikneing a piU'ous look at Harry as she re treated ^ and leaving the lad's 

^lind in a ntrange confusion of dismay and sympathy* Those yellow, 

^ ks, thoee livid wrinkled eyelids, that gastiy red — how ill his 

: .A. Ilia looked I And not only how ill, but how — away^ horrible 

Jit, unmanly suspicion! He tried to shut the idea out from his 

-.M.4. He had littl^^ appetite for supper, though the jolly Baroness par- 

Joofc ftf that repast as if she had hod tio dinner ; and certa^inly na if she 

I no aympathy with her invalid niece, 
^ fihe ietit her m^jor dnmo ti> see if Lady Maria would have anything 
Die table. The servant hrought l>ack word that her ladyship was 
ftcry unnc'l], and decUnt4 any refreahraent. 




'' I liope ftlie intends to be well to-morrow mommg^,** «ried Hukat 
Bcmst^iiL, rapping her little band on the table. **^ I b^tie people lo btH 
in on inn, or on a journey. Will you f\Aj picqu^t with me, Hany?*' 

Hany was bappy to b^ able to pl&ir pioquet with his aunt. *' That 
absurd Maria ! " sajs Madame Bernstein, drinking from a ^reat glias d 
negus, **nhe takes liberties with herself. She never bad a g^ood oocsSi' 
tution, Bbe is forty-oBt ye&tn old.. All her nppr teeth af« faUe,*]»d 
she can't eat witli them. Thank HeaveUf ! hare sttll got erefT tootk ii 
my bead. How clumsily you deaJ, child ! '* 

** Deal elumailj, indeed I " Had a dentist been e^tractiii^ HaifT*i 
own grinders at th^t moment, would be have been ex]>e>ctcd V^ mi 
his cards, and deal tbem neatly f Wben a man ia laid on th^ ndc li 
the inquisition, is it natural that he should smile and speak politely aal 
coherently to the graYe, quiet InquUilor ? Beyond that little qnetticc 
regaining the cards, Harry^i Inquidtor did not abow the Bmallest dif- 
turbance# Her face indicated neither st "prise, nor triumph, nor tiroselfv* 
Madame Bernstein did not give one m re stab to her nieoe tha^ nif^tr 
but she played at cards, and prattled with Harry^ indulging in hm 
faTOttrite tallt about old times, and parting from him with grm^t eoh 
diaiity and good humour « Very likely he did not heed her stontu 
Yery likely other thoughts oooupied hia mind* Maria is forty-one yean 
old, Maria has false — 0, horriblef horrible I Has she a faljo eye f Hm 
she false hair ? Has she a wooden leg ? I enyy not that boy*6 dreu&i 
that night* 

Madame Bemstein, in the morninf^, said she had slept aa sound ai t 
top. She had no remorse, that was clear. (Some folks arc hap|>y tnd 
eaBj in mind when their victim is stabbed and done for.) Lady M^ria 
niiide her appearance at the breakfast table, too. Her ladyabip^s indii- 
position was fortunately OTCr : her aunt congratulated her affeetionatelf 
on her good looks. She sate down to her breakfast. She looked appeal^ 
ingly in Harry^s faue. He remarked, with hia usual briUiancy aad 
originality, that he was tctj glad her ladyship was better. Why, it 
the tone of his voice, did she start, and again gaze al him witb 
frightened eycsF There Bate the Chief Inquisitor, smiling, perfeetif 
calm, eating ham and muiEns^ 0, poor writhing, rack-rent Tictlsil 
O, stony Inquisitor 1 0, Baroness Bernstein I It was eruel I cruel I 

Round about Famham the hops were gloriously green in the snnsbisi^ 
and the carriages drove through the licheat^ most beautiful country, 
Maria instated upon taking her old seat. She thanked ber dear aunt. It 
would not in the least incommode hef now. She gazed, a^ she bid 
done yesterday, in the face of the young fcnigbt riding by the carria^ 
aide. She looked for those answering signals which ui^ed to be lighted 
up in yonder two windows, and told that lore was burning witbiii* 
She smiled gently at bim^ to which token of regard he tried to ans-or^r 
with a sickly grin of recognition. Miserable youth I Uto^e wefe not 
faUe teeth he saw when she smiled. He thought they were^ and thsf 
tore and lacerated him.. 






I7ICI ^nvy Jiuii sit mraii "wt ituxK. nisi r" TT^reximTI 
■fmiiul bia f Hid not tliat oonfonnded Will cheated 1 

ik v«i7 jiBMlare* Hftrtft g&ve a sor^am so loud and shrill, that 
woke* ttiat the coiiohman pulled his holies up, luid 
Slim spmnf^ down frym hia box in a panio. 
t«H0Ol£ MmeoutM' icirieanied Mana. *' Let mo go to Mm! 
til li»tn J '* 
^ '* Mki?d iba Baronest. 

Vill^t kone had oome dowu ou hia knees and no^e, had 
hit head, and Mr* Harrj, who oaght to have kuowii 
m l|iBf Ott kit own face quite matbileia* 
b^ who Itfid ba^n dolljing^ ivitb the maid» of the seeoud carriage, 
4 tt^ lad Kinglod hit howk with Lady Maria's kmentatious, 
^BMeiid«d frcKK her Imudau, toil eame alowly up, 
[^ % gMd iotL 

i«d«id-kilideaa!'* 80bb<^ M»ia. 
s*i bf i fooit, Maiia ! *' htr tuut toiiL ** Rlug at that gate. 

^a b^nt bsd ftlhtrvd KiTnii^if up and vtcod perfcetljr c{uiet iHer 
i! b«t lua lila rM«r gm?c not the alif hteat mgu of lite» 



CHAFTEK XXI. 
uiyAEttAjra. 



^^^BBpiCikprtad tisader ahonld he in alarm for Ifft Heirry 
HPK«^^i ifii fkiicj that hia broken-kneed horae had carried 
DfgilbaT out of tJiia life and hi«toTj, kt um mi her mind oaxy at 
of thb cbaptar, by aaauring het that nnthing rerf Mtioua 
How can wa al^fd to kill off our heroet, when tWj are 
flf tbatr laenii afid wt haTo nci readied the ago of manhood 
ilfifj f Wa ara ia mounaing alroadj ibr one of our Virginiani, 
to pM m America Y Surelf m euiiaol kill off the other 
f Ho^ fto. Hcfoaa ara not dlapitobad iritli tuch hurrj aud 
6mm la a ocgect reaaoa lor making away mith them, 
an to ptffkk arerf tiiii« a bofaa oame down wtlb him, 
flb/^ bw^ tat tiia •QlboT' of thii dhronicb would baTo gono 
liafaaa tita temar ia but iprawllng outiida it, and will 
\^ le Ufa afain aa aooo as ho baa be«ii carried into the houi# 
4m B«r»itatii*a aarraAta bftva ruikg tbi bilLi 



Tins >7RGnaA\'a 



And to {Tonvince 7011 that ftt least thU j^oungiest of th© Tirgiiiiaiii is 
Btill ulive^ here ii an authetitio oopy of a ktter from, the Iftdj xdIq 
TpKose hi>ufi6 be was taken after his fall from Mr* WiU'f brtita of a 
hroken-kne^d horae^ and la whom he appeara to hare found % kind 
ftmuL 

TO MRS. ESMOND WAfiRlNGTON, OF CASTtBWQOD^ 

AT FEB B0U9E AT R1CHM0^^>, IN TIBOINTA* 

If Mrs, Esmand Wairiogtoa of Virginia ©an call to mmd tweo^* 
thr^ yeam ago, when Miss Raohcl Esmond was at Eensin^ton Ba«duip 
BcliO(»lr ehe maj perhaps remember Mi$$ Mollj Beoson, her daai-male, 
who haa forgotten all the little quarrels whioh they used to Iwt 
together (in which Mba Molly was Tery often in the wtong^), mmA mif 
remembers the j7frn?ro(«, hi^h-sptriied^ 9pri^hii^^ Mivs Bamnmd^ Air 
FrinccBg PocuhoviUa, to wl^nn ao many of our sohooUf^llowa pud 
courts 

DeAr Madam ! I can sever forgot that yon were 4mr Ha^ckvl mttt 
upon a timf>, as I was yonr dearetst Holly, Though we parted Bot ywf 
good ^enda when you want hotno to Vir^nia, yet yon know how load 
we onoe were« I still, Eadielf liave the gold Hui your papa, g^iTO nt 
when he came to our speech-dat/ at Kensington, and wo two perfonncd 
the quarrel of Brutus and Cbssius out of Shakapeare ; and 'twis oidy 
yesterday morning I was dreaming that we were both oalled up to say 
our lesson before the awfid Miss Hardwood^ and that I did not know iW 
and that as usual Miss Baohel Esmond went abo^e me. How well 
remembered those old days ara I How young we grow as we think of 
them ! I remember our walks and our exercises, our good King and 
Qrueen as they walked in Kensington Gardens, and their court following 
them, whilst we of Miss Hardwood's school ourtsied in a row. I can 
tell still what we had for dinner on each dny of the week, and point to 
the place where your garden was, which was always so much better 
kept than mine. So was Miss Esmond's chest of drawers a model of 
neatness, whilst mine were in a sad condition. Do you remember hew 
we uaed to tell stories in the dormitoxj, and Madame Hibou, Hm 
French goYemeas, would oome out of bed and interrupt us witL hat 
hootinjf f HaTO yen forgot the poor danoing master, who told ne ha 
had been waylaid by aaaessina^ but who was beaten, it ai^eers, hywf 
lord your hrotfaer'a fbotMenP My dear, your oousin, the ladjc Mum 
Esmond (her papa was, I think, hut Yiscount Cac^ewood in those 
times), httB just been on ayiait to this house, where you may be snre 
I did not reoall those sad times to her xeaemhrance, about which I am. 
now chattering to Mrs. Esmond. 

Her ladyahip has been itaying here, and another rdatiTe of y«ns» 
the Baroness of Bernstein, and the two ladies are both gone en to> 
Tunbridge Wella; but another and dearer relatlTe atill remains in my 
house, and is arand asleep, I tmsl, in the yery next room, and the 
name of this geodlMnan. in Ux^ Htfuy Esmond Wamngten* Kowt do 



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113 



lunr yam eomQ to hear from an M &iozid P Bo not be 
Midtml 1 know jou are thinking at lliia moment, 
U dl. Thftt iji wb j Mi&>i Moll J Ben^iL writes la me/ No, 
Mr. Wftrriu^ton ira^ ill jesterdft^, but to-day ho is very 
ioii mil Doctor, who 13 no lets n person than ts^ dear 
I Celiiiiitl LaiEibcrt, h^B blooded himi has iet bis iboulder , wbioli 
wm dialacatnir ft^ii frunouneea tbtit in two dajs more Mr. Warrin^ti 
will be i|itile rtftdjr to ttik« the road. 

I §ar^ I and mj girl 9 are ftorrj that he is m loou to be wi*IL 
Yiilfday irm&iag, at w^f? were at toa, tberc oame a great ringing at our 
gil», witidi dbtitrbod as all, as the bctl tctj teldom nounds in thti 
i|id«l |iteiV| tm]«» a paaaing beggar puHi it f*ir otmrit^*; and tbo 
fterra^ta, nunbg out, r<7turned wiUi tbt? aevi, that a young gcntletnan^ 
nbo bad a Ikll from bit horae, was lying HfeleA» on the mail, stir- 
lOimJwl bjr tbe friend* in whom eonpavj ho waa traTclltng. At tln»^ 
mfCokaom (wb^ u Bure tbe moct Samaritan of men!) hastens away, 
l9 astt bitfV be cftn ierre tbe fallm trareU^r, «id prtsentl)'; wiOi the aid 
of tlis iKiTtati, and fallowed by two ladien, brings into the buufii» sueh 
s pil», BliliWt btanHhili jonng man t Ah, tny dciar, bow I r^joico t<> 
tbmkibal jmir child has found shelter and iuecoar under my roof ! 
tliAl mj hmbtni bat favi-d him from pttiu and lotcrf and has been tho 
WBmm» oi iMfoiin^^ kim to jou and be^altb I Wt' sbali bis friendi again 
r» lUt «i not f I wii^ TCTT lit laat y«art and 'tiraa t/rtm thought I 
dia. Do jmi know, that I often thought cf pu then, and how 
ytm Ittd ptrllil tmn »o in aiig«r to tuany years ago Y I began then a 
fteikik iidI» to yoQ, vbidi t was too mck to Unisb, to tcU ton that if t 
wmA tike wmj a i i poitt ted for u^ all, I abould wbb (0 bavu the world in 
■fctiity with Wfwif tingle being I had known in it. 

Tour ooqinii tiie Eigbt Hotiourablo I^idy Maria Ksaaondf ahnwed m 
gfwl dtml ef amlitmal ttisdtraaM and neootm for htt young kinMsmi 
wStm %k» aeddcvt. I am fof* aha bfttb % kind heart. Xlie Danmifi 
de Bwrartgfcn, wini h of in oilTioi»»d aga^ comld not bo «3ipMifi4 to feel 
•» kinlf aa wt* p^vm^ ptopk i bnt wai, oavrrlli^ieM, very nueli mored 
ssd inltmiM «at£l lir. Wartington was reetored to eoiii«ioiiinf«p 
m%m ibt fliid abr WM snxiona to get on towartla Timbrldfa, whitbtr ib* 
WM bomd, and waa afraid of all tMufi to Ho in a plaee wbare tbivv 
wraa 09 4oc|ar at band. Jtfy .^Gaenlai^jni laughingly anid, he wmiUl iifli 
iAt lo attaud opo>n a lady of quality , tbougb ho would aniwrr for bb 
jmoig pilient. Indeed^ the Cokiiel, durinf bia Mmpo^fnit hot bad 
H i uiy of practfev in tMiiuils «r tbii na(toei and 1 an ttHaint wtve 
W9 t» caQ in r^' •' * - «*. fot twevty mllta mtmd, "- ^^ -rfinjcfoo 
[ gte Oil i**' So, leafing tbt yonng ^ ta tbe 

«f me a3>d u^y uufi£&coni, tbe fiefunafa and hirr lauTmup took 
IWf Inn of i»| lb* biter rrry kdb to go« Wben be ia well eoiinf;!i, 
Wff CVIoorl will ride wttk lirm as far as WtsltTTi an k*§ tmn 

iLrari, when; an old army-ootorud^ of Hr. Ijaial % Andrei 

me kiler wrttl sol take llie poet fur rilaietttb until, b> y^*i bleisinf , 




lU THE TIEGDilAliS. 



your son b well aad perfoctlj Tutored, ^im need be under ao sort of 
alarm for him wHlst imd^r the roof of» 
Hitdam, 

Tout afT^ctionate Immble lerraat, 

P,S* Tlmreday. „ „ f 

I am glad to h^ai- (Mr, Warrtagton^a coloured gentleman iutli 
informed our people of the grutift/inif cirtum^Umce) tliat Providence 
hatk bk^jied Hrj. Kamond with such vmt wmltk^ and with an lieir aa 
likely to do t^edit to it« Our present meaus ore amplj suffijctent^ bat 
will be jtmali wbon divided amongst our surviTora 1 Ah, dear HadamI 
I haTo heaul of you; calamity of last year, Tkoagb tbe Colonel and I 
liEiTe reared many cbildren (fire), we hare Lost two, and a mother^ b k^ari 
can feel for yours ! I own to you, mine yearned to jour boy to-day, 
when (in a manner inexpreuihl^ affeHing to me and Mr, Lambert) b« 
mentioned \m dear brother.. 'XU impo^iblo to see your son, aud not 
to love and regard him. I am thankful that it has beeu our hA 
to suooonr him in hii tFOuble, and that in remving the strai^^iT 
within our gatei, we should be giTing hospitality to the aon of an qU 
friend. 

Nature has writtexi a letter of credit upon some men's faces, which is 
honoured almost wherever presented. Harry Warrington's oonntenanee 
was so stamped in his youth. His eyes were so bright, his cheek ao 
red and healthy, his look so frank and open, that almost all who bdield 
him, nay, even those who cheated him, trusted him. Neyertheless, ai 
we have hinted, the lad was by no means the artless stripling he 
seemed to be. He was knowing enough with all his blushing cheeks; 
perhaps more wily and wary than he grew to be in after age. Sore, a 
shrewd and generous man (who has led an honest life and has no aeeiet 
blushes for his conscience) grows simpler as he grows older ; arrives at 
his sum of right by more rapid processes of calculation; learns to 
eUminate false arguments more readily, and hits the mark of truth 
with lesa previous trouble of aiming and disturbance of mind. Or is 
it only a senile delusion, that some of our vanities are cured with our 
growing years, and that we become more just in our perceptions of our 
own and our neighbours' short-comings F . . . I would humbly suggest 
that young people, though they look prettier, have larger eyes, and not 
near so many wrinkles about, their eyelids, are often as artful as some 
of their elders. What little monsters of cunning your frank school- 
boys are! How they cheat mammal how they hoodwink papa! how 
they humbug the housekeeper I how they cringe to the big boy for whom 
they fiBg at school ! what a long lie and five years' hypocrisy and flattezy 
is their conduct towards Dr. Birch I And tiie little boys' sisters? Are 
they any better, and is it only after they come out in the world thmt the 
little durlings learn a trick or two ? 

You may aee, by the above letter of Mrs. Lomberti that ahe^ liko oil 



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(iiid^ Isdeedr almost all bud wDin^Ti}^ wai a aentimeiLtiil 
«lidi ftt «h# loak^tl nt IlatTir WarriDgton kid in her bett 1»d, 
mfttr tilt Colootl lisd bled him %nd olapped in hb shoulder, as holding 
bj Iwr lituJmidV liond ahe ht^held th€ lad in a sweet »lumher, murtDuiiBg 
m idni Ittiriiaukte word or two in hia kirep, u fmnt hluah qtuviQring on 
Mm tikmkt ^^ owned ha wa<i m pretty Ud ind«t'df and eoolmed with 
a M»t of «iii{i|i]»rts(i]i that iK^iihcr of her two ho}'^ — Jiiok who wm 
•I Oslbrdt «ikd Chftrks who wru joxt goae haok to sehool &ft«r the 
Bftrtkv|tid9 holidayi^-was hftlf so hjmdtome as the yirginian. Wlitl 
a good Mgvtn the boj hud, and wb«m papa hied him, his mm w&s w white 
Mm^Mr'a! 

*• Y*a, «i jtm tajt J*^'^ might haTt been as handsomo but for the 

tfBlU-fdx: aud ma for Ckarhy ** '* Alw&j» took aft^r his papa, 

mj (iw MoUi"/* tftid the Coloni^if looking at his own honest Uae hi a 
lm« iMfcirig-glflii with a^^nt border and a japanned frmme, hf which tho 
chief f imti of the wot thy gentleman and Indj had iurreyed their patohet 
md^povdar, or tharcKl their hospitable beards. 

** ZHd I mj m>f my lore P " whif pored Mn, Lambort, looking rather 



E 



** Jio ; IiqI |0II thought lO, Mf«. Latnberi" 
llofv an JOQ kll one't thoughts so, Martin f " a#ki the lady « 

oaa I an a conjuror^ and because yoti tell them yourself , mj 
»«ci«ii htr huKhoiid. ** Doa't ho frighten^ ; ho wonH wake 
aftiir thai dimaghl I i^nvi? him. Bec^LUsa yon nvTer w?e a youug fallow 
tel joa «n oompoiiug htm with your own. D«caus«^ yuu norer hear of 
vmm bat jma aco thiukiDf whioh of our girli he shall fall in lovo with 
■ftd »ajry/* 

*' thn\ bo footiih^ sirp** says tho lady, potting a hand up to ttio 
dtoBaTa llpa. Thiy hoTo oofUy titidden f»ut of their ^ncxt's bed- 
abflabv by thia time, und ar« in Uie adjoining drtjafiing-ria^ot, a snug 
Bllli «stiiM04«d room looking ov«r gardens, with India cnrtalnsi mora 
Joftft abaala and oabin«t«Y a traaiure ol china, aud a most refreihing 
wiiiir of frail larroder* 

^ Tois rmuH drny it, Mrs. I^mhcrt/' th« Col<mal r^mmci ; ** w% you 
wo looking at titc rouni^ gentleman jtiit now^ you were thinking to 
Tosnrlf wiiiab of my girb will Itu marry Y Shall it he Tli^f or ahall it 
bo EtoCerf And than pn thongbt of Lu«y who waa at hoarding - 



*«1licrt ia no ket]^ toy (blog from yoo, Martin Lomhort," tight 
tbo wila. 

**Tbim 1j no koapdng it <mt of your eyet, my dear. What ia 
tblo bmbg doilio aE you woman haro for leliing and m^r^^ 
ia^ f^m daagbtataP We mrn don^t wiili to part with ^tm« T 
— L ffttf^, lor ay paiit I ibould not like yoniitr young fellow half 

w«£l If I Iboftghl bo ifttood^ to oarry ono of my darlings away with 



**9m^ MartiEQ, I hsra boeo aa happy myselfp" tayi tht foad w^ ^xJL 



tie THE VIHGIKIAKS. 



tDoilier, lookuij^ at her husband witli her very beat er«A, " that I anni 
wiah my girls to do as I have done, and be huppy^ too I " 

"Then yon think gcjod huabimda are commo:>, Mr&, Lambert, «od 
that jou may walk any day into the road before the house and iuid ow 
ahot out at the gate iiJce a sack of ooals ? ^* 

** Waaa^t it prondi^ntLal, air, that this youn^ gentle nuxi tboiild ht 

hrowB 9Tet bia horse* a Lead at our fieiy gate, and that be ehould turm 

out to b« tbfi son of my oM aehoolfelloir and fri«i^d ? " naked the vi&u 

*^ There is aomethin^ moitt thfia nocident in audi taseft^ depend i^tt 

tbat, Mr. Lambtrt I " 

^^And this wns the stranger ftm saw in the candle Uma mf^ 
funning, I suppoae ?'' 

** And m the £re, too, sir ; t^viee a eoal juTuped out do^ by Tbttk 
Ton may sneer, ^ir, bnt these things are mti to be despised. Did I bM 
lee JOU di^tinetly eoming back :^m Minorca^ and dreMm of yon at tbt 
very day and hour when yon irere tvx^nnded in Scotland f " 

*' How many times hare you w&sn mt wounded , when 1 had Doti 
«eratob, my dear ? How many times bare yon tean me ill virh#a I had 
no {^o?t of hurt P You are always prophesying, and ^twere verr bni 
on yon if you wotc not sometimes right. Come I Let ns leave oar 
gnest nieep oomfortably, and go down and give the girls t^ieir Fieadi 
ksBon. 

So saying, tbe hoaest gentUman put his wife's arm nnder his, and 
they desoeaded together the broad oak staircase of the comfortable old 
hall, Tonnd which hong the effigies of many foregone Lamberts, woitbj 
magistrates, soldiers, oonntiy gtntiemen, as was the Colonel whoss 
acquaintance we haye just made. The Colonel was a gentleman of 
pleasant, waggish humour. The Frendi lesson which he and his 
daughters conned together was a scene out of Monsieur Molito'a 
oomedy of '' Tartuffe," and papa was pleased to be yery facetiona wifli 
Min Theo, by calling her Madam, and by treating her with a gnat 
deal of mode respect and ceremony. The girls read together with tfadr 
father a scene or two of his fayourite author (nor were they less modest 
in those days, though their tongues were a little more free), and papa 
was partioul^ly areh and funny as he read from Orgon's part in ^^ 
celebrated play : 

Obook. Or aoB, noos roili hieo. J'ai, Mariane, en tooc 
Beoofonu de tout temps un esprit assez doux, 
£t de tout temps aussi toub m'avez ete chcrc. 
Mabiaitb. Je snis fortTedcrrahle A oet amom* de p^re. 

Orgon. Fort hien. Que dites-YouB de Tartuffe notre hdteir 
Hariavb. Qui? Moi? 

Orgon. Yous. Ycnrez bien oomme tous r^pondrcz. 
Kariakb. Helas ! JW dirai, moi, tout ce que vous voudrez ! 
{Mademoigelle Mmrimte kmgk9 muibimkes m tpiU of henelf, whUtt rtctimg ikia 

Obook. (Test parler sagement Dites moi done, ma fille, 
Qu*en tonteas personne im hant m^rite brille, 
Qu*il toucbe rotre ooBur, et qu'il vous eeroit doux 
Be le Toir par mon ohoix derenir yotre ^poux 1 



TSB TlfiGINLOrS. 



IIT 




^b*' Umvm vo i>0t rmd tho Bcene prettilj, Elmire ? " ia^s tlie Colonel^ 

PHbtliiBgt ^^ turning round to hi^ wife. 
" Elmtrs ^r«>digioiiiif admbed Orgon't reading, and 00 did hia 
dangbttfiif mad duiost evt^ryULiu^ beudes which Mr Lambert s&id or 
4mL Oukff thoQ, fritsDdly reader^ count upon the fidelity of im 
aitliM aad t«itdef heart or two, and reokon among the bkssingi which 
IlettTHi killi bcatowad om thc^3 tho Ioto of faithful women f Puriff 
IMm 9«b hmHt and tty to make it worthy theirs. On th j knec^, oa 
l^f ka an , §tt« tbaok« for tht bkiiii^ awarded Ihw! All the pr^es 
«llilii «f» mttidng compared to 1^ m$. AU the rewardg of ambi^on, 
wtakik^ flflaatcra, onlf Taiuty and dlMppointae&t— gt«sp«d at greedilf 
and iRKlii §tr ioroely^ asJdt orer aiid mnr a^n, fimnd worthless 
tif Um Wtmf wiimeri. But lo^a aemna to tnrrire Itf^^ and to reach 
bax^Hii H. J think wo take it witli qa put ^hm graTO. Do we not 11111 
Iflffviliil&aai who kafe left ui? lE«f wenat hope that tlioj f^l it 
ior «if «a4 fkat wa ahaU loaf^ it h^fo in o&« or two fbnd ho9om»| wtieti 

W«AllllCf»iMMt 

tg or 1ioW| ar wby* prajf Uii» •ermon f Yon see I know 
ilda Lambart famiij than jroti do to whom I am just 
iMfli: ti how akotUd f&a mho wtfmt kaard of tbtm liefiira f 
Ton mf Ml Ubi »j friiisdai wf f»v poofda do 1lk« a t r w gei a to 
y^an tbiyata mnatid with an omteapooi fl«iiii»h of pm 
fui atf tkf iatntetr* Yoa My (fttita naturally) wh&t f \ 
Asm Wmm ihm paople h» ia io fomd of? Why lb# girl's sot m- hmntf — 
^mmathtg ia fDad-tiatttfod, and may have bc«n good^ltioktnf one^i but 
«ba llM D* iraoe of it now^nnd^ m for the fiilbaTf ba fa i|uitR am ordi- 
Mfja^ Otaatad: l^iit don't jrou ii«kii >><li'4k'n tliat the Bight of an 
kmit mail, with an hoEi(*«t, lovktg wtfa t ' \ find stimoinied 1^ 

laitef avl abttUvBt dxildran, pi^aanta aoi* ., ,xry iwaot and al^t-^ 

1^ t0 yvo ? If yao em made aa({iiaiiit«d witli cuah a parvm, and ac4i 
tb» g^ai ki^daaw of tlie £dim1 fiu« ra«md about kinif aai tltal pkaiaitt 
mm/Uimm md i^Mtioa wliiah hettte froni his ow«, 4a fmi Mas ta wiy 
f«« «M vol tsiwlML aad gtatiiad f If yem ko^wfi te aCay in mtek 1 
mmk^ larnia, and at momlBg or araninff aea Mm and hia 
aad dnttogrica gallkered togaibtr in a oartaia najtiflr do^yon niyt Jo 
kuBldj ia tlia fatilloDa af thaaa Mnraata* afid data them witli a rAferan 
Ammf nal icgl iti|^i of hia aUy ol Oakhurtt, Hairy Warfu 
wh0 kad bad a ilfia{iDf pa^oD, «iid waa awaka eometunii 
lb«Htt» iba^^ kt baaid th^s evenicigf^ Hynm, and tkat kit < 
toiAar Oaacfa naa iingwi U at koaic, in wMaIi da lfwfain tka j 
WMl off again to eko^ 



US THB VTRCnflA^S. 



CHAFTEE XXII. 

Ur HOStPITAL, 

SnrsiKG into a ewect slomber, and lolled bj tbose harmonious »amidi, 
our ^ouog patient p&ssed a nigbt of pleasant unconsciouanf^dat and awoke 
in the mornLDg to find a summer tun streaming in at the window, and luf 
kind hoat and hostess smiling at bis feed-curtains. He was raTeQouflf 
htmgrj, and hia doctor permitted him straightway to partake of a men 
of ohicken, wldoh the doetor^s wife told him had been pnepai^ b|r tba 
Bands of one of her daughteTS. 

Oae of her daughters? A faint image of a young person — of tw» 
jonng persona— with red clieekft and black waging looksf Budling round 
his oouchf and suddenly departing theuoe, soon after he had come to 
Jiimself^ arose in the young man^a ndnd* Then^ then, tbere returned 
the remembrance of a female — lovely, it h trtie, but more d.d«dj — 

certainly considerably older — and with f^ • horror and remorse I 

He writhed with angoiah, as a oertain reooUeotion crossed him. An 
immense gulph of time gaped between him and the past How long 
was it since he had heard that those pearls were artificial, — that tboat 
golden looks were only pinchbeck F A long, long time ago, when he 
was a boy, an innocent boy. Now he was a man,^-qaite an old man. 
He had been bled copiously ; he had a little feyer ; he had had nothing 
to eat for very many hours ; he had had a sleeping-draught, and a long, 
deep slumber after. 

'* What is it, taiy dear child?" cries kind Mrs. Lambert, as he started. 

** Nothing, madam ; a twinge in my shoulder," said the lad. ** 1 speak 
to my host and hostess P Sure yon haye been very kind to me." 

*' We are oldfriends, Mr. Warrington* My husband. Colonel Lambeit, 
knew your father, and I and your mamma were school-girls together at 
Kensington. Ton were no stranger to us when your aunt and cousin told 
us who yon were." 

" Are they here?" asked Harry, looking a little blank* 

" They must haye lain at Tunbridge Wells hist night They wat a 
horseman from Eeigate yesterday for news of you." 

*'AhI I remember," says Hany, looking at his bandaged amu 

« I haye made a good cure of yon, Mr. Warrington. And now Mn^ 
Lambert and the cook must take charge of you." 

" Nay ; Theo prepared the chicken and rice, Mr. Lambert,** said the 
lady. « Will Mr. Warrington get jx$ after he haa had his breakfost? 
We will send your yalet to you." 

^* If howling proves fidelity, yonr man must be a most fond, attached 
creature," says Mr. Lambert 

<<He let yonx baggage tntvel off after all in your ftnnt^s oaniage,'* 




THE TIBODOA^iS. 



14B 



tbcH. '* You must wear my hmsband'a Imexii wkkh, I 

it9f I mj ihirto &r6 good ihirU enough tot anj Christlaii,'' 
«tet 111* Cbloiict 

** Hi^ U9 Tlieo*t md Hester't work/' aajs mftmmft. At which her 
kttAtnd mrthm hla ejebfows &Qd looki at her. ** And Xheo hnOi r]p|>ed. 
and MUed jrour ^idt?« to make it quite oomfortablo for toui' ahoiiider^*' 

* Wh^ iMftutiM ro«<n ! *' ories IlatTj-, looking at a fioe ehiiia ybm 
of thftta th&l stood ou the toilet-tabto uuder the japaa-framed 



1^ SV. Jl 



Well, Mr. Lambert? 



** Mj lUnghieT Theo out Ihem thit mombg. 

I aay po i g the Colonel wm> thinking that his wife introdueed Thdo tea 
^imIi Olio IJte oonvenation, and trodos Mia. Lambert* a alippor, or pulled 
fiitk»t ^f oth€rwiae niidg«d her into a wtiM of proprit^ty. 
And I fmnded I heard ftome one ainginf;^ the Evening Hfmn vetj 
'If laat Klf hi— or was it ouly a dfcata i^ '' aiked the ]r^tt^g patient* 
nm ^gafai, Vr. Wankftoar' said the Colonel^ laughing. ** Itf 
mH yttttf aagT«> mail began ta aing It in the Idtehen as if he waa 




' Oar fwofkla amg it at home, sir. Mf grandpapa naed to love it v^ry 

Hif wi$^9 father was a gr^iLt friend of good Biahop Ken wht» 

ad f— ittd m^ dear brother used to loTe it too/' said the hof, 

mtki, 1 fupposG^ that ^Ir*i. LfLtnheri felt inellned to give the 
Wf a kiae* Hk Uttle aocidont, illnc^^ and reoovery, the kindneai of the 
pHflB iom4 about him, hod sofl«ncd Harry Warrington^ heart, ittd 
i it to better inHueooee than thoee whioh had b«eu br^nght to bear 
mM ms, weeks past. He wna hreftthing a pun^r air than that 
ioephare of itlftahniM, and worMUueiif and eaiToptiou iiito 
I bi InA Ikcb plunged etuoe hia arriYoi in Engl sad. bgaitUnikee 
nyyi'e Me, or e^oe, or weaknets, leoda him into the fallow- 
i«f tW giddj and Tmin ; happy h<*, whoae lot makes htm acquainted 
tlM wiser oompaoj, whose lamps ore trimmod, and whoee puna 
I kmf Kuodcat wateh* 
Tim pt»sod matKiu left her young |>atient deronring Miia Th€0^s meat 
if tiea aod ohiekenf and the Cixlonel seated by the lad' a bedmidi^. Orati* 
Ib4» Vi Ma hoepttahle ontartaineim, and ooutentmeut after a eomfortahli 
■Hi, mitmA in Mr* WnningtoD a very pleasant oondiLion of mtnd and 
bodf. Bt waa ready to talk now more fhiely than oausity was hie 
mmiam i ibft nnleee eieited by a stroitg int«traft or emotiorj, the young 
mnn wnt eonmonly laeitarn and canticms in hia oonTerae with his follow*, 
mmd waa by no mtans of an iuiaginatire tum^ Of books our youth had 
hmtk bsl a imf ividaa eUuka^ nor wife hie fomarlu on snch aimpla 
watlu aa h* hi^ nai, fitjr profouad w taluable ; bul reganlmg do^ 
I tii« nilamy bnaii i i eee of llle, he was a lar beUar mtki 




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150 

audi with aatj pcrsoa intereEted in sneh cu^jects, oonTened on tliem 
freely eaough* 

Hanyi hostf who bad ootisidombk sAifewdfiesi, and experience of 
book5, and cattle^ and men, was [iretty soon abk to take tb# ine«4iiiB of 
Ms joung gue^i in the talk which tbej now bad together. It wai now, 
for the fijtt tiine, th« Tiigmian leftm^ that Mrs. L^mbeirt bad been aa 
^ltIjt friend of bia motb^^r's, and that the Colonera own fatber had i 
with Harry's grandfather, Colonel Esmond, in the faraoua wars of i 
Anne* He found himielf in a friend^ s oonntiy* He wn^ soon at eaB& 
with his lumcat host, wbose uannera were qoite simpk and cordial, nul 
who lookod and Bocmed perfectly a gcntUman, though be wore a pbm 
fastian tniat, and a waistooat without a partiGla of biee. 

*^My boys are both away," said Harry's host, "or they woidd baTa 
ahown you the oountiy when jou got up, Mr. Warrbgton* Kow y&a 
can only baf e the ootnpany of my wife and her daughters, Mrs, L^jubiirt 
hath told you already about oo« of tbem, Tbeo^ our eldest, who ntida 
your brotlii who out your rosea, and who in£nded your ooat. She ia cot 
such a wonder as bor motbrr iniagmes her to he : but little Tbta b m 
smart little housekeeper, and a very good and cheerful laas^ tliough her 
iiaiher saya it" 

*' It is Tery kind of Miss Lambert to take so mneb care for me,'* M^ 
tbe young patient. 

" She is no kinder to you than to any other mortal, and doth but her 
duty." Hore the Colonel smiled. '* I laugh at their mother for prainng 
our cbildren," he said, *' and I think I am as foolish about them myadL 
The truth is, God hatli given ua very good and dutiful children, and I 
see no reason why I should disguise my thankfiilness for such a blesaang. 
Tou have never a abter, I think ? " 

** No, air, I am alone now," Mr. Warrington said. 

<< Ay, truly, I ask your pardon for my thoughtlessness. Your nan^ 
bath told our people what befel last year. I served with Braddock ift 
Scotland ; and hope be mended before be died. A wild fellow, air, bat 
there waa a fund of truth about tba man, and no little kindneas under 
his rough swaggering manner. Tour black fellow talks very freely about 
his master and bis af&dra. I auppose you permit bim th^e freedoma aa 
he rescued you " 

'* Kesoued me t " ciiea Mr. Warrington. 

" From ever so many Indiana on that yery expedition* My Molly 
and I did not know we were going to entotain so prodigiously wealthy 
a gentleman. He aaith that half Virginia belongs to you ; but if th» 
whole of North Ametioa were youra, we could but give you our best." 

'* Those negro boys, sir, lie like the father of all lies. They think it 
is for our honour to represent ua as ten times as rich as we are. My 
mother baa what would be a vast estate in England, and is a very good 
one at home. We are as well off as most of our neighbours, sir, but 
no better ; and all our splendour is in Mr. Gumbo's foolish imagination. 
H« never rescued me from an Indian in bis life, and would ruu awayr 



TEE nilGI>'IA^S. 



151 







•I lb» iigbt of «Be^ M my [KMit ImiUicff'B loj did on that fatal day Vihm 

** Thm bravttet maa itill do so at unlucky ttiii«B,'^ muA tbe Cbkad 
^1 ttjnidX WW Um tnit ti^pA in th^ worU nui mX Pj^ston, befotv & 
Mfgod Willi of Hl^liad nvagtii^^* 

^ Thai wma l»»cstti« the Hf^lilamli^rs f^ogkl fof & gocMl cftOflt, sir/^ 
** Do mi tliink/' aslci ilEirry's host, *' thftt the r»lii^ XiidtAtis hud 
tm OttOM in tiie ^\^\ii of loit rear? '^ 

* Tbt ■e9itiiiir«U 1 I wuuld litira tlie loalp of ef i^ry muitliiiiiw fic4- 

*oni 1 ** «rii4 llarT}'t olendittig bix Eit. ^* They wotd robbing 

til* BiitkU Uirniurke, tua< But the lii^kloadeni wuro 

**W#p OS onr wK wtro %htiD^ Ibr mr kmg; imd wo eiubd hf 
iwiaf Hi* Iwtlk." Add tbe Coloii. |» 

'^Akl'^idtd Harry; "if Hii 1: .u^s tba Pri&Ao bad not 

ftl iMtby, TQ«ir kiii{^ litid tuiM% iit»Wt wotild btt Ui* M^ts^ty 
JuMlbATbifdr' 
Wlw ttaiU soeb & Tory of yott^ Bf r. Wttrfinirtoxi \ ** a^kod L&mbvrt 
$of , t4r« tbe Eemoiid* irer« alwi&ys )o) ai ! '^ ^oAwercd the yoiitb, 
mi no UvkI ot booc^ and twcmty yeari sooner, brotli«r and 1 often 
a|iOid Ibtt our heed* would hare bcon in danger, Wc ecrtoinly 
ikftf* iltkid tb«m for Un- kin^'i onuac/' 

»«ri ie htHHat urn jdor ihauldfiiri than on m pole iit Xejuplo li«r. 
I b^To eioa Iheni tiumi and Llu?y don't lock v«rf j^ktwiita Mr. 

iUii tiko off my bat, and taliite tbenit wbenerrcr I p>&« tb# gate/' 

kW yivQO^ man, '* if tint hvag and the whok eo^rt are stnodinf by!" 

doiibl irbetber your relolivei my Lord Co^tUwood, i« oi )rt4inneb n 

ai tke kinff «rer tbe votir,'* said Colonel Lajnbcrtp imiiinj^; 

r jnnr amoti Ibe tkiOMM of lUrriftleki who leit you in our obarf^* 

fafff oU iMftiaiitke i S^vuii^ ehi} liojt t-- • them ; 

fiillkd li» iMr ddt, r trnpii^wa Ui . diold^ 

■ ta ^d A eiutabie mai^ fur birr lueQCfl. If yuu hg^vo Xofy 

Mr. Wom^toiit t^ke an old ftoidi&r^i idripe, and k««p tbetn 

, ilr, I do not tktnk that you wiil be>tray me I " iaid the bey, 
ri» bi^ oUicn tois^bu Yon du nut talk id thU m&if at Coatk* 
If I meifta Uie old Ctutlewood wlitch you have jutt ooroo dom/' 
I **1 aiitlilbeiaCeaiBonpt tny own kinsman * mirdy, hit F^' crifd Hairy. 
t ** Denhrt— I I would not tmy no. But o man^ii ov^n kiutuiirn can 
' bin dip|3cry tncka at tiiiirs, and lny lindB himself none tbe butter 
r tniilio^ tbtm* i miMin no o^ruc^ to vi»u i>r unv of Tonrlnniilyi 
Wl laa[|fMtfe baf« ««» at wdl oa Uin irairyaboul 

all aarte ol alofM* For iiu toner, ftrnr L.„.., , - : .^Jy to toU alt 

W kftMWB abont yoai« aad a gtral dtai mtira beaidea, at tt would Di«fiear«*' 
•• Tlatb be Utid absAl Uia bivk4ia-lui^'i borat f *' fried out Itarry, 



IS'i 



THE VIMIKIA5S* 



** Tu ^^f Iratb, mj ^room Beemed to know sometldllg of tilt staTp 

, &nd said It W4ia a sbame a gentiecoaii should ee\l AiidHitP eueh a broto; 

|:}el elone a cdusin, I am not here to pi&j the MeEitor !» joo, of t9 
ttiiTf about servA&ts' tittle-tattle. When you haTa seea more of fomr 
tQUBinBf yoa will form your owu o|>iiiiozi of tliem ; meanwldJe^ takv ut 

r <^d Mildier^a iMlvice, I saj again, and be cautious witb wbom jon deal, 
ad what joii say/' 

Yeij aoon after tbb little colloquy, Mr, LatDbert*s gneflt ?os^» witli 
tHe aa«utanoe of Gumbo, bts ralet, t^ whotn He, fur a bTmdr^tb time a£ 
Itastf promised a souad fining if erer bo ebould hear that Gtunbo bad 
Tentur^d to talk tiboid bis affajra a^in in the servants' ball^ — wbiali 
prohibition Gumbo sokmulj vowed and declared he would forfivev <ibt^« 
but I daresay he was chattering the wholo of the Castle wood a#cfeti t9 
bifi ue^ friends of Colotiel Lamb^lfa kitoben ; for Earry'a bo&teaa lacr* 
taxnly heard a t^umber of itories concerning blm which ebe eonld not 
preTent her houaekeeper from teUing ; tbougb of course I would not 
aoeuse that worthy lady, or any of ber aex^ or onrSf of undue ourioei^ 
re^BrdJng their neighbours' affairs. But bow can yon prevent servaali 
talking, or Lifitentug when the faithful attacbed ere^atures talk to yon? 

Mr. Lambert's house stood on the outskJrta of the little town ol 

OakhuTst, whieb, if he but travela in tbe dght direetiou, tbe paticsit 

eader will £nd on the road between Farnham aud Eeigate, — and 

^Ifadame Bernsteiii- 1 serrauts naturally pulled at tbe ^tai beU at hand^ 
rben the youug Tirginian met with his misbapi A few hundred yaidi 

'Ikrtber waa the loug ttreet of the little old town, where boepitality 
might have been found under the great swinging ensigns of a eouple of 
inns, and medical relief waA to be bad, as a blazing gOt peatle and 
aortar indicated. But what aurgeou could have miniAtered 
nleTt?rJy to a patient than Harrv'* host, who t^^uded bim without m 
or what Eouifaoe could make him more comfortably welcome f 

Two tall gates ^ eaeb surmounted by a couple of heraldic motutov, 
from the high road up to a neat, broad stone terrace, wbereon stood 

LOokburat House ; a aquare brick building, with windows faced witb 
De, and many higb cbimueys, aud a tall n>of surmounted by a fair 
balustrade. Behind the bouse stretcbed a large garden, where iJi^fi 
wta plenty of rc»gm for cabbages as well as rosea to grew ; and bejora 
tbe mansioD, separated from it by the high-road, was a field of manjr 
acres, wbera tbe Colonel's oows and borses were at grass. Over tbii 
ct'Etre window was a carved qbield supported by the same moust^ra wba 
praoc^d or ramped upon Ibe eDtrance-gates ; and a coronet over the 
shii:^Id> The fact is, that tbe house had been originally the jointur^- 
Ijonse of Oak]iurst Castle, which stood bard by, — its chimneys and 
turrtftii appearing over the aurrounding woods^ now bronzed with tb# 
darkest fuMage of Hummer. Mr. Lambert^s was the greatest bouse tn 
Oakburst town ; but the Castle was of more importance tban all tba 
town put together. The Castle and the jointure^bouae had been frkudi 
of many years' date. Tbeir fathers bod fought aida by side in QiiieB 



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TOE VIEQIKIAKS* 



m 



'% vart* Thvri) wer« two Email pi^oen i>f ardnano« oa the terrmoe 

«l lite JoitLtur«^b(fu»e, aud six before thu Ca»Ue» which bad been t«keii 

vod of the Mine prwate^r, which Mr, Lanibert and his kinsna.ia and 

di^f Lord WroUiaiDr had btQUght iuia Harwioh in one of theif 

home tram Fl«Jtdeni with diapatohes from the grtat Duke* 

Hii IfiikUd ooffiifileted with Mr. Gam bo's aid, hia fidr hair neattj 

4iiM*d bf that »rtiit« and hia open ribboned deeye and wounded 

*fHnViTf aqpfortcd hj m handkcrobief which bung firom his neck, Hany 

Wsniagliil mid» bin way out of hia aiok ehamWr, preceded bj bb 

kiii h»tl, w^o lad him lirst down a broad oak atairt ronnd whiob hnng 

wm^y yikW and Atiak^ta of oneiont ahapep and bo into a «quai« marble 

fttVid tMa« tofii whioh tlia living-rooma of the bonji# bmnohod oil'. 

Tbcn wvfi Hon aniti in thi» b^U — ^pikcs and holberta of anoient d&to, 

pliirii u&i jaek-booU of more than a o^ntury old» that had done ie??ioo 

fal Ctanr«tl*a wmtmj a tattered Prenob guidon which had been boitie hj 

A 9wmth ffmlanno ail Malplaquetj and a pair of cumbnmB tli|^hlaiid 

li9Qttdi«wditWhidl.f hftrlug be«n earned aa f ar as Derbj, had been Jlun^ 

BWBj Oft Uw fatal ikld of CuJIodeni Here were brea«tplat4j» and black 

of Qima^% tnx>perBt and portraits of atem warriora in bu^ 

plaia bands and fthort hair. *' Thejr fought against jour 

ad King Charlei, Mr. Warrtn^n/' aaid Harr^-'a br^ti 

** I <Lbii*I hiim thai They rode to jom the Prince of Orange at Kxetot^ 

W« nrv ini(f«» young grntkman, and acme thing mere. John 

Luabcrli Ifaa ]fijor-0«n»ral, wat a kliuman of onr houaep and wo were 

•II Mm or tioi partial to ahort hair and long sermons* You do not 

tmm to l*k< »ilh<*r f *' Indeed, Harry 'a face manifested aigna of any- 

hmi pUaaiiTQ whilit ha «jLainined the portratU of the Parliamentary 

«*Ba not alannedp wo are very good Churehmen now* My 

mtL will bo in ordcra ere long. Ho io now traTelling aa goremor 

U my Lord Wpotliam^fl tun in Italy ; and aa for our women, they are ail 

§m Ik* Ghofisht and oarrj me with 'eni. Every woman k a Tory at 

hmxL Mr» Ptopo aayi a r^e, but I think t'other ia tba mxiK ebaritahlo 

w«»d# CboOt lot na go ace them/^ and, ilingiiLg open the dark oak 

4ooiv Cohiiol Lambori lod Ma young gueat into Uie parlour wheio Ibo 

Iibii^ Wo oaamnJod* 

«i 0^1^ y njg, BMtBr*** aaid the Colonel, «' and thi4 b Miio Thoo, tho 
mmf maktf, tba tatkifyMi the barpaiobord player, and the aong f treaa, 
wIm ooI yoQ to oloop !a«t night. Mako a ourUey to the gentlaman, joung 
la^iao I Cl» I forgot, and Ihoo b tho miatrt^ of the maei which you 
MtflMTod & ihart whilo iiaoe In yonr bedroom^ I think the haa kvpt 
MM of Um in bor dMlea.*' 

Itt liMCt Mim Hioo Wia ttiking a profottnd ourto^y and blniblng moat 
wm4tMf at hm mia spoke. I am not going to dcioribn hrr jienqn, — 
^^teigli wa abali aea a groai deal of her in the oourie of thii hbtory. 
^^BO wm mot a fiarUealar beaniy. Harry Warrington was not oreir bt^ud 
HNpA wmB i& iorro with bcr at in iniUnt'a warniag and faithleta to — to 
I Ikil ftliar liifdiridttal with vrhomi aa wo hafo toon, the youth bA^li^f 



IH THE TIRGIXLtNS. 



'betm ftmitten. Mtss Theo hud kind eyes and a street voie« ; m roMj 
&edde4 cheek and a round white neek, on which, oat of a Littl« oap 
buch as tDisses wure in thos? time? , lell rich (mrliD§^ dusters of dsrk 
brown hair. She was Bot a doUcate or sentimental-k^ldn^ person- Bet 
Brm3f which were worn bare from the elbow iike o|h«r Udiei* mivm in 
HiDse diy«, were veiy joUt wid red, Htr feet were not » miriiietilvBlj 
MbU but that Tou could see them without a tdecuope. There wo 
nothing wtt^itih about her wai&t* Thia youug' jiemon was «iite«u t«ut 
of age, and looked older ^ J— '-^ *-_. — what caU she had to bl«^ m 
when she made het' ei ranger. It was eitch a dM^ 

oefemoniml curteey m jxhr- B^nt. She and her mier |iA 

made these '* cheesee " in he new eom^r, and w^ ttMi 

A$ &ti£» Tbeo roM ►« le, her papa tapped her ind^ 

the chin (which was 9 chins), and laD^Hinj^iy hiimnRd 

out the line which he nau t^^^ Ibfei '*J^A bien / giw 

DoWij nui ^//e, J* i»<s/ri h&t* f '- 

" Nonsense, Mr. Lambert ! " eries nsamnia. 

" Nonsense is somot lines the best kind of aecae iu the woiW^** 
Colonel Lambert. His guest looked puzzled. 

" Are yon fond of nonsense f " the Colonel oontinned to Harrj, 1 
by the boy's face that the latter had no great love or compreh^s 
Ids favourite humour. '* We consume a Tast deal of it in this bouse. 
Rabelais is my fiayourite reading. My wife is all for Mr. Fielding and 
Theophrastus. I think Theo prefers Tom Brown, and Mrs. fiettj her» 
loyes Dean SwifL'' 

" Our papa is talking what he loyes," says Miss Hetty. 

** And what is that, miss P " asks the father of his second daughter. 

^' Sure, sir, you said yourself it was nonsense," answers the young 
lady, with a sauoy toss of her head. 

''Which of them do you like best, Mr. Warrington?" asked tii» 
honest Colonel. 

" Which of whom, air f " 

'* The Curate of Meudtm, or tiie Dean of St. Patrick's, or honest Tom, 
or Mr. Fielding?" 

'* And what were iSbajy sir ? " 

" They I Why they wrote books." 

"Indeed, sir. I neyer heard of either one of 'em," said Hany, 
hanging down his head. '* I fear my book learning was neglected at 
home, sir. My brother had read eyery book that ever was wrote, I 
think. He could haye talked to you about 'em for hours together." 

With this little speedi -Mrs. Lambert's eyes turned to her daughttTy 
and Miss Theo cast hers down and blushed. 

" Neyer miild ; honesty is better than books any day, Mr. Warringtanl** 
cried the jolly Colonel. '* Ton may go through the world yery h<mour> 
ably without reading any of the books I haye been talking of, and i 
of tiiem might giye you more pleasure than profit." 



rrm rimimAm. 



** I kfiow more about Iiutsl-i and tlo^s LIiklii Or^k uid I^ibp ftir» 
Wfl fsoit of Oft t]Q m Yngiiih^^* snid Mr. Warringt^^D. 

>« YwQ jirr Ills 9 the renia:nii ; 3^011 cmiil ride and sipettk tbo tritth.*^ 
*• Ar« ihe Frmmoiii very good oa horft^badcH, srt ? 1 feope 1 eIi^ $eo 
Hmw ktii|f and a eiiiopqiij^ or lwu» dlHer witb 'tfin or niraioat ^ero/* 
■iiMnl[ii1 Cbloael L^mWrt'a guMt AVb^ did Misa ThtK look tit }m 
iMitkir, smI wbf did iHt gw^d woeaati'd fuee ftssntiie n sad i?xprea«loii f 
Whf f h$caom jom?^ la»ct are brv-d m humdriim cou&try totma, 
da jvm. flB|vpQ«e tli«j ncv^r indutgv in romtittoesF Beenusc tbc^ are 
ttideil tad Ba^o nevKr qujtUd mot Iter's apron ^ do jon sup|jo9e tbej 
kSfB Ml tboog'lita of thflr awit? Whiit hup|>etiB in spite of all tilMo 
ipiwuiilwni which the Kinj^ and Quec^n tike for their darling prioo^is^ 
IfaHto ^imwi , and \hjt% tmpotictmbk forest, Mid thjit caatl« of fiteel P 
XIm hhf prints p«ii6trat«!« ike imit^tUiiTMib foreat, Imds tho wettk point 
la lilt dtagiNiV mlt-ftrmgur* und gdii tllo l»eit«T i>C ill the ogrcii who 
lll#av(i*ol fttd, Away ^^o«« tlw prliieev to Mm. She knew 
ttl warn* Hot btiidbottoa mul p'>HTiift|itoatti are Bllcd with her best 
mmI iH licr j«OTek^ St] 1 t^eadjr' ever so losig, 

kia Eiir^r %»h$t ftm 1 —where th^ bli*«MHl hoiff and 

jmUi alarafi «iif«« tin irory Lum ia blown si tlie e«^ gate ; md Dir 
la Wr laiAiivaf bower the princesf lieaii it, ottd iNrU tip, and 
kfft il tke r4{rbt cbtttDpion. Ho is always fpodj. Look t 
inibf baada In mile <>fl' nf, fAlehi«>n in bai^il, he |^!kpt oter 
as li£i whitt! charger I Haw thou Id that virgio, louked up in 
laaaaaHiya iurtma^ where the haa ni^ver seca uny mzm that was 
aat t%lrtf , ar liitaip*bajQk«Hl, or hrr father, know that there wt^r© such 
lalttfa la Ilia woM m young men ? I atippose there'ti un iii«tiuot« I 
i«|foa» Uiava*t a season. I nrvor spoke fur my part to a fairy prineesi, 
w kaard at mneh from any uncaohaDt^d or eachiLnting maidi^n* Ke'cr 
a aaa of llwHi ha» errr whiipcKd hor pretty littlo necrcti to me, or 
eaaf«»icd them to bemrdf, hot mammA^ or her n carrot and 
eanftdaate. But Ihoy witt fall in lofe, Thtir hlllii htartji are 
tluobbhij^ at tlt^ witidow of expec^ianey on ih^ hH>k*otit for 
t^dhaaplOB. T)i4fy are oNuya hearitiir hiM horit^ Th«y arc for oirer 
•a llMitawar looking out r r Aon, Siater Ann« do yon 

■aa kiaiF 0af«ly 'tis a . .^ mttslaelim, a flaaMag 

mkmttm^ and a tail ol sdicT ttrmv.ir. uh, no( It Is only a oottar^ 
wma§m wiHi Ida dtalcey and a pannier of eabbagt I 8ister A tm, M%tm 
Abb* whaA k thai «ioiid of dntt t Oh, it h only a ftirTR* r^» t ^^ 

a §mk of pifi flma nailut. f^M<^T AnOf Sister Ann, ^; it 

ifiadid wwfior admnaiiif in r^d gold? Ho aiat ^ 

it alaaia tba drawbrtdsa^ be P'jndefoitt hainiiicT 1 i.v 

A^ aiai ba kooaka Iwioe I *Xt!« tmiy the povtman with a double It? tier 
^^m Haflliaiaflaadhirfl t 60 it is w mn\i fatio starta in Vt . T 'hn*i 
^Hfiffa Atra it any taali llda^' lavr— not ir 

^pSittaa'a BiTBory, }^aamlit«; , . .liorshtJ or l^ ^. ^ — aa^ 

W immwmf akort than tiii «r her avn chrHirutng-. Wliat f Tou bit.t?^' %^m^ 



■^ ' 



im TKE TIEGIKIAKS* 



joiir &weDt mistre^, your Bpfjtiefs »pm&ter, jour hlank maiden yai 
aut 4)f the school -room, nQver caied for rjiy but jou ? And she teHi 
yoQ 30 ? Of jou idiot I When she w^ four years (>ld she bad a teate 
fealiag towards the Buttons who brought the coals up to the nunefj, fv 
the little sweep at the oros,^ing, or the ntusie mojiter, or nev^r mind 
whom. SLt bad a secret loD^ng tofrards her brotber's scboolfeliow, or 
the third cfiarity boj at cbureh, and if occasion bad served, the comedy 
enacted with you bad beeD performed along with another, I do not meoa 
to say that she confessed this amatonr secitiment, but that she had it» 
I>aj down this pa^e, and ^^ — _ y and many ajad many a time 

you were in lore befc the present Mrs^ Joaea aft tht 

partner of your name m 

Sof from the way in wn her bead down, and excbaog«d 

looks with her mother, Wi . oions Harry called the Fersiai* 

the Prussians, and talked __ lampaign with them, I make no 

deubt she was feeling ashax, nkini^ within herself^ **■ Is thil 

the hero with whom t A [ haye been in lore lor Cliai 

twenty- four hours, and ndowed with every perfection? 

How beautiful, pale, an^ i iked yesterday as he lay on the 

gronnd 1 How his curls leii oyer his mce ! How sad it was to see ha 
poor white arm, and the blood trickling from it when papa bled him! 
And now he is well and amongst us, he is handsome certainly, but oh, 
is it possible he is — ^he is stupid?" When she lighted the lamp and 
looked at him, did Psyche find Cupid out; and is that the meaning of 
the old allegory ? The wings of love drop off at this discovery. The 
fancy can no more soar and disport in skiey regions : the beloved objeet 
ceases at once to be celestial, and remains plodding on earth, entireiy 
nnromantio and substantial. 



CHAPTEE XXIIL 

HOLTDAYS. 



Mrs. Laicbebt's little day-dream was over. Miss Theo and her 
mother were obliged to confess, in their hearts, that their hero was hot 
an ordinary mortaL They uttered few words on the subject, but eaeh 
knew the otiier's thoughts as people who love each other do ; and mamma, 
by an extra tenderness and special caressing manner towards her 
daughter, sought to console her for her disappointment. '' Never nund, 
my dear" — the maternal kiss whispered on the filial cheek — "onr hero 
has turned out to be but an ordinary mortal, and none such is good 
enough for my Theo. Thou shalt have a real husband ere long, if there 
be one in England. Why, I was soaioe fifteen when your father taw 
me at the Bury Assembly, and while I was yet at school, I used to vow 
that I never would have any other man. If Heaven gave me soeh a 



THE YIRGr^rtANS. 



w 



Bnsband — the best man. in the whole kingdom— sure it will bless ray 
<Mld eqtmlJj, who defervei a king, if she fancies hinal** Indeed, I am 
not mire that Mrs* Lambert— who, of course, knew the Jige of the 
Fmice of Walei, and was aware how handsome and good a joung prinee 
he was — did not expeot that ho too would come riding by her gate, and 
perhaps tmnhle down from hb horse there, and be taken into the house, 
md be cured, and catise his royal grandpapa to give Martin Lambert a 
jegiment, and fail in loTe with Theo. 

The Colonel for his part, and his second daughter Miss Hettj, werc on 
the laughing, scomfnii unbelieving^ side. Mamma waa always match- 
ing Ling. Indeed, Mrs, Lambtrt was much addicted to noTels, and cried 
her eres oat over them with great assiduity. No ooaoh ever passed the 
gate, but she eipected a husband for her girls would alight from it and 
riisg the bell. As for Miss Hetty, she allowed her tongue to wag in a 
mope than uauaUy saucy way : she made a hundred «Iy allusions to their 
guest She introduced Prussia and Persia into their conversation with 
abomlnftble pertness and freiinency. She asked whether the prt'sont 
Xing of Pmsaia was called the bhaw or the Sophy, and how far it was 
from Ispahan to Saxony, which his BJnjesty was at present invading, 
and about which war papa was so busy with hia maps and his news- 
papers ? She brought down the Persian Tales from her mamma's closet, 
and laid them slily on the table in the parlour where the family sate, 
S/te would not marry a Persian prince for her part ; she would prefer a 
gentkmaji who might not have more than one wife at a lime. She called 
our young Yirginian, Theo's gentleman, Theo'a prince. She asked 
mamma if she wished her, Hetty, to take the other visitor, the black 
prinee, for herself f Indeed, she rallied her sister and her mother un- 
ceasingly on their sentimentalities, and would ne^er stop until she had 
made Ihem angry, when she would begin to cry herself, and kiss them 
violently one after the other, and coajc them back into good humour. 
Simple Harry Warrington meanwhile knew nothing of all the jokes, the 
tears, quarrels, reconciliations, hymeneal plans, and so forth, of which 
h^ wm the innocent occasion. A hundred allusions to the Prussians and 
Ptrrians were shot at him, and tho^ie Parthian arrows did not penetrate 
^kis hide at alh A Shaw ? A Sophy f Very likely ho thought n Sophy 
\ a lady, and would have deemed it the height of absurdity that a 
Sttfi with a great black beard should have any such name. We fall 
fnto the midst of a quiet family i we drop like a stone, say, into a pool, 
--*e are perfectly compact and cool, and little know the flutter and 
ateitement we make there, disturbing the fis!», frightening the ducks, 
nd Bgttating the whole tnrface of the water* How should Harry know 
flis effect which his sudden appearance produced in this little, ^uiet, 
le^timeQlal family ? He Uiougivt quite well enough of himself on many 
pointa, but was di&dent as yet regarding women, being of that age when 
jQung gentlemen rettuire encouragement and to be brought forward, and 
iiafiiig heen brought up at borne in vc-ry modest and primitive rt^btiona 
towards the other b«x. So Misa Hetty's jokes pluyed round the lad| and 



lA THE TIEGIKI1N3, 



he mbded them no more tlmn so many sxuajiwr gu&is. It was nat Uait 

he was stapid, at ^ha eertainly tlioizght him : he wat simple, too 
occupied \tith himself and Hs own prirate affairs to tlubk of < 
Why, wliat tragedies., comedie9> mterludeSf LiLlrigii^ Career, ^Jt& j 
on imder our notes ia friendfl' drawing-rooms whero we visit erery dij, 
and wo remain utterly i^norantf self^satislied, and hUndl As tLesa 
fiistert sato and oombed th^ir flowiag ringlets of nights, or talked m1«i 
each other io the great bed whore aecording to the fnshion of iLe dij 
they ky together, how should Harry know that he had to great a shsi? 
in their thoughts, jokes, ^^^t^.. ^ Three days after liii arnralr 

his new and ho^itahle friends wi ing with him in my Lord Wn^ 

tham^fi ^e park, where th a i wandtr ; and her^p on a pieot 

of waler, they ean*'^ *^ so ^a.* \k the yoking hidiea wore in ib* 

habit of feeding ' ^^^ birds itpi^roaohed the xosxm 

women, Hetty said, ?r - iit h«r mother and aister, usn 

then a glance at hei . d by, honest, h^FpyT in a tti 

waistcoat, — Hetty »id : rana are somethicg like thiM^ 

JJapa," __ 

" What swans, my dea la* 

'' Something like, bat iw* . . / hayo shorter neoka than ihat, 

and scores of them axe on oTir eommon," continues Miss Hetty. *^*I 
naw He it J pliK'lcifl^" '^^^- ^n ^^^^ kik^b^ii this morning. We shall hav^il 
for dinner, with apple-sauoe and " 

** Don't be a little goose I " says Miss Theo, 

<* And sage and onions. Do you love swan, Mr. Warrington ?" 

*' I shot three last winter on oar river," said the Virginian gentleman. 
^'Oors are not sach white birds as these — they eat very well though." 
The simple youth had not the slightest idea that he himself was an alle- 
gory at that yery time, and that Miss Hetty was narrating a &klk 
regarding him. In some exceedingly recondite Latin work I haye read 
that, long before Virginia was discovered, other fblks were eqoallj doll 
of comprehension. 

80 it was a prematore sentiment on the part of Miss Theo— that 
little tender flatter of the bosom which we have acknowledged she Mt 
on iirst beholding the Virginian, so handsome, pale, and bleedu^. 
This was not the great passion which she knew her heart oould fe^ 
Like the birds, it had wakened and begun to sing, at a false dawn- 
Hop back to thy perch, and cover thy head with thy wing, thoa 
tremulous little flattering creature ! It is not yet light, and roosting ii 
as yet better than singing. Anon will come morning, and the whole sky 
will redden, and you ^idl soar up into it and salute the sun with your 
music. 

One little phrase, some five-and-thirty lines back, perhaps the&ir 
and suspicious reader has remarked: *^ Three days after his arrival^ 
Harry was walking with," &c., &q. If he could walk — which it 
appeared he could do perfectly well — ^what business had he to be walking 
with anybody bat Lady Maria Esmond on the Pantiles, Tanbrijge 



THE TXEGDrULKd. 



l^ 



Bb iitOftldit vaa lel ; hi a heallh mis enimly restored : ho 

vfwm m «KiOi« of coatSf aa ^e kave ftfi^, ijui inu obli^d to tbo 

' liii jilment* f^nrclf a young man in 0110b a condition liiid 

I bt liafBCiiig €»a at OnkliarBt, &ild itu bouod hy every tia of 

bj lov<», by reklioiMiIili'. " le lieiirt wmtin^ 

I WMberwomarv finally, togo Uj . . Why did Im 

I }k9 WM in love with eithoT of tbo >uuiii^ ladiift? (and 

%*i}. Could (t bo that be did not want tu i;;o ? Only a 

I nhbfiiriiig ia CiJttlewood mlimbburlce, and wai ]re tu»w 

nooMOii lit iiad talked there ? Wbtit f A ^iis^ivii that 

r«ver «ul evvr dca^l aod baru^ ia n w^k, and n>niem* 

ilMliie f Had tb«re, be«id» wbivp^rii^g id thouc &hrub- 

bind Idanogv dai^i;, and so forUi P \Vknt 11 f4>r two 

M frit t hiWi iuuidf throttliag him roTind the nvek f if 

irpoas ii iii^wend, ajid if hia late love i« kiUfd am d«ni 

» eoQQBOiiioiyioiii m Fair lUjiamc^nd wai by ber ntjul 

thml ? Ii H«io thfiii h>;htLiig tbfj kmp up, and getting 

r^ wliilftt Iie4Dder h f.ittiti;- .....*.*^.^♦fi}|ly ^^n]^ ^j^^ nthcr 

t& tbo least tbinlcin^ oi > tliewnt^r? Ever 

l*i blow wm atruok in L:iu\ .uLiria*! back by her^wji 

kkad hearts niuit pity hir iiidyihip* I knnw fthe haa 

em falti bair «fid fabte never mind what But a 

•bail wo t&t {dty b«!r^a Isdy of a ecrtam iise. ar« 

«t btff beoami« of ' rnF Bttirten hn t 

aiiwioi}, b« imfo t} : irta Ejoottd i^ j 

^ 4if tt at Tiiabrtilffe \VcjJ:$. Tb«rie k no one U pr^^^^et 

ISeatru bai bor all t<i h« rvHlf* X^ulj Hahit is pmir, and 

Mf &0A ber aiutl. irU 

itt battvtw and biu (vcr 

inv tflA-btartftd M i iltHik of hrr. It 

ihal «ld womm! Taitit to your=rIf 

k vt wUl allow Uiat iwh H' 

m) iliabied to m rook an Mom^ 

4d a BarQii««» t Saeeour, Fersciu 1 

^ and lUibijig falobiou ! rtrr.cii« i& sot ia tho kasi buni', 

\ bur will of Aiiiimia«da fiir day aftc-r day* 

> who wmtld not bavq allowi'd bii di^loeat^d and 
t# ka^p bim lpo<m |?oiii|^' out btuiiin^, retaainod day 
aledly at Oakbarftt* with tswah day tioding tha kindly 
aid kba moii to hh likui^. iVrhapa be bid ntiwr. 
ffaii4fbt]itr> deatht Wn tn inr^h good c<im[>anj« Hit lot 
«iaiinif> los-bitliti«|{ TIrginian ■t^nircut with yfhom tocjcty 
«p 1 aiy aoalantaflly, ritiia^ their hornT*, Uvinf thoir U\*^ 
tbtir |nna^*bawla, T\m Udics of hiii turn and iBoiUi*r'i 
t wtra rttf wall bfod» mid d 
I aafffow-sindad. It wiu b i 



her* 



Beoret or two whiofa 
T ftvt one am quita 
done, and 

10 Afidro- 

C(^m* quii'kly with 



m 



THE TOGOOAKS. 



•mall ocmYersaticizii sad ioindals. Until hd hmd left the place, 
[ ^me aJter^ be did not know hpw narrow and con fined kb life had bciea 
[there. He wo^ free enough pemandli*. He hud doga a,nd horses, tiid 
[might fib oot and hunt fbr floorea of miles round about r but the litik 
I lady mother domineered at home, and when there he had to submit lo 
her induenee and brea the her air. 

Here the ^d found himself in the midst of a oirde where eTeijtli^ 

abou.t him was incomparably gajer, brighter, and more free. Bo WU 

living with a mou and woman who had seen the world, though 

^ lived retired froni it, who had both of them happen^ to eajoy 

their earlie&t times the use not only of good books, but of good ^m|«ai]r 

— tbose lire books, which are stieh pleasant and aometiDies suoli pfn&l- 

I mble reading, Society has this good at least : that it lesaent our •oi^atit, 

k 1>J teaching ns our inaignificaDcef and making na aoijiiamted with ov 

[lietteiSm If jon are a young person who read this, depend upen tl, sir 

m, there is nothing more wholeaome for jou than lo acksov* 

I ledge and to ABSociato with joiu* superiom* If I eould, I would not 

IliaTa IQJ ion Thomaa first Greek and Latin prize boy, drat our, and 

. oook of the sohooL Better for his sours and hody^s welfare that ha 

I tbould have a good place, not the first — a fair set of eompetitorm 

[shout him, and a good thrashing now and then, with a heiirtj si 

ajlerwards of the hand which administered the heiting. What 

wan that can ehoo»e his lot would be a prince, let ua »^| and hav» 

womeiy walking backwards before him, only obsequious ho) 

.gentlemen to talk to, and all mankind mum except when your 

i]|%htinjess aska a question and gives permission to speak f One 

i^h£ great beneiita which Harrj Warrington received from this famllTt 

before whose gate Fate had shot him, was to begin to lenm that he 

was a profoundly ignorant young fellow, and that there were many 

. people in the world far better than he knew him^lf to be. Arpo^iat 

little with lome folks, in the company of his superiors h« waa 

' inagnammon^ly docile* ATe have seen how Mthfully he admired 

brother at home, and his friend, the gallant jonng Colonel of M 

^Yemon: of the gentlemen, his kinsmen at Castle wood, he had f^ 

Lldmself at least the equal. In his new aequaintiinfie at Oakhunt h# 

^ found a man who had r^ad far more hooks than Harry oould prrtood 

to judge of, who had seen the world and come uu wounded out of iti as 

he had out of the dangers and battles which he had oonfronted, and 

who had goodness and honesty written on his face and breathing from 

I Ida lips, for which qualities our brava lad had always an instmcdTe 

lympalhy and predilection* 

As for the women, they wet^ the kindest, merriest, moct agreesUe 
he had as yet known. They were pleasonter than Parvon Bmdbeatfa 
black^eyed daughter at homtj whose laugh carried as for a« a gun* 
Thej were quite as well-bred as the Caatlewood ladies, with th« exetp- 
tiim of Madam Beatrix (whO| indeed, was as grand as an emptress on 
»y But lomehQw, after a talk with Madam Bea^ix, and 



TEE VIRGINUKS, ISi 

ftmiiBtmait find iot#re»t in her itorks, the lad wdtild cotDe away 
villi A Utier t«»(« in hm mouthy and fuxicj oil the world ^died 
About him, Tbo Lamberti wct^ sot squeamish : and laughed 
, t|pH i>f lir. Fialding , and, cried over volumes of Mi-. EicliardsoTi| 
famfnlilnf JoImm i^ iedd&iits which would make Mt«. ^Omndj^a hair 
i oa «ndt j«t their merry prattb Left ao hittemesa behind it r their 
bout thk Qet^hhour and that were droU, not maltoiQua; tho 
MKd talutatLjns with whiob tho Mki of the little nei^hbouriag 
lichFod them, how kindtj and cheerful I thdr bo unties how 
LI Of 1 truth it is gocK) to be with good people. How good 
Maxtf Wcrrington did not know at the time, perhaps, or until aubae- 
^pcad cxpcrlcQoe ihowcd him oontrasta, o^ eaiiBed him to feel remorse. 
liflts «ii ft ttttDqnil iuiishinj daj of « Hfe that was to be agitated aud 
iLApjiy hour or two to remember. Not much liap^)4;ned 
tiM htppj hour or two. It waa only iwe«t aloep, pleasant 
|, fHcndlj weloome, c«rena pastime, Xho galea of the old bou^ 
te timt the wioked world out somehow, and the inhabit on Is 
t^ be bittor, and purer, and kinder than other people. He was 
Is Im ; no ! not the least, either with sauey Uetty or generiiiis 
hut when the time oameifbr, going away, he fastened 
^ balk ' tbeir hands^ and felt an immense regard for them. Ho 
^ hb ^Mttd like to know their brothers/ and that they must 
bt $m Mkmti aod as for Mrs. Lambert, 1 beliere she was as senti- 
Drtital at his dcpartora as if ho had bcon the last volume of Clarissa 
Hatiovv* 

" Ba b tttry ktad md booost/* said Theo, gravely^ as, looking from 
iba tssttae* Ihty saw him and their fathor and serranta Hdinf away on 
tbi read to Wcaitofham. 

** 1 dottH thiuk him stupid at aH now»*' said little Hetty ; *< and, 
mamin^ 1 tU&k, h* is Tory like a swaa indeed/' 

*' II felt Just like oii« of the bojs going to schoolt*' said msmma< 
[«« Jdst Ukv it^*' fiitl Theo, sadly. 

f**I an glad ba bos got papa to ride with him to Wcsterhami** 

fMisa Batty, ''and thai he bought Farmer Briggi's horse. I 

i*tliks bis goiiif lo tbasa CMlewood people, I am tur€ that Madame 

BccMUia!is a vislEad old itonao. • I txpeotcd to sea her ride away en 

b«r crooktd stfok."* 

•• Httab, Hatty ! *' 

** llo you think she would float If they tried her in th<. j f>:]ii a^ p^-'nr 
aid Jiolh^r Hdy did at Kim hurst F Thc^ other old wi>t!i:i!i -^■•■v.\^^^ i <Tid 
ef bltt^^l lOiaU tha OUawlth Um hit lour, t^hu lm^>;t-rj v* i> 
wbaa ibe went away ; but Madamu Bemslcin wlu^kid hci "^ ■ i r 

«iit^» and aba was obliged to f^. 1 don't oare, Thca* I kmm she is 
a widii4 woman. Yoa think evi-rybody good, jw^ do^ beMQie you 
»rrar du anyUtOf wron^ yottfielf*'* 

*^ My Ilieo CI a good gtfif *' iftf s the mo^or, looking faudly at both 
be? diiagbteiB. . - * 




lai TEE VIBGEinAXS. 



"Then whr do we call her a miserable ainner ? " 

'* Wc are all so, hit bre/* said mamma. 

'* Wliat» papa too f You know jmx doa't think s«," cries Um Uisilflr. 
And to allow this waa almost man' thaji Mn^ L&mbert oould affurd^ 

" What wAfi that yon tald John to gtT« to Mr. WazTiBgto8i'& Hliik 
mm?" 

Maimiia owned, "with some shamefkcedneas, it was a boUle of he^ 
oordiaL WAte? and a cake whieh t^he had bid Betty niak«« ^^ I feel qoita 
like a mother to him, my de^rw, I ca"'* ^"Ip owauig it,— aad you knov 
both our boys stilt like one of our <^ i takt to sohool or college witk 

them,'* 



CHAPTEa XXIV- 




Wivnf ff her IQy hamlkerehief in token of adiea in tho det^artiii^ 
traveller??, Mrs. Liimbert and her ^rla watched them pftcing leistirely an 
the first few hundred yards of their jouraey, and until snoh tim* as • 
tree-clumped corner of the road hid Uiem fit>m the ladies' view. Belmid 
that dump of limes the good matron hod many a time watted tiioae she 
loved best disappear. Husband departing to battie and danger, soiis t» 
school, each after the other, had gone on his way behind yonder green. 
trees, returning as it pleased Heaven's will at his good time, and 
bringing pleasure and love back to the happy little family. Besides 
their own instinctive nature (which to be sure aids wonderfully ia the 
matter), the leisure and contemplation attendant upon their home life 
serve to foster the tenderness and fidelity of our women. The men gane^ 
there is all day to thiric about them, luid to-morrow and to-morrow — 
when there certainly will be a letter — and so on. There » the vacant 
room to go look at, where the boy slept last ni^t, and the impnssion ol 
his earpet-bag is still on the bed. There is his whip hung up in tha 
hall, a»l his fishing«-rod and basket — mute memerials of the bcia£ bgr* 
gone pleasures. At' dinner Aeie comes up that oheiry tart^. Indf ol 
which our darling ate at two o'clock in spite of his melandioly, and witb 
a choking little sister on each side of him. The evening prayer is said 
without tiiat young sehdar's Toioe ts utter the due responses. Mid- 
night and silenoe oome, and the good mother lies wakeful, thinking hew* 
one of the dear aoenatomed brood is away from the nest. Mom breaks, 
home and holydays have passed away, and toil and labour have begun 
for him. So those rustling Mmes formed, as it were, a soreen between 
tiie world and our ladies of the house at Oakhurst Kind-hearted 
Mrs. Lambert always became silent and thoughtful, if by chanoe ska and 
her girls walked up to the treea in the absenoe of the men of the ftuaily. 
She said she would like to oarve their names upon the grey silvered 



THE TIBanTLOS. 



m 



in tlui mklit of tni»4oTeri' knoUt as was thoa the kindljr 
; mil MiiM Tb^, wbo hftd an exeee^ng^ ele^tit turn tJiat n'Bji 
OM YWiMii rej^ftrding' tb« treet, wiiick li«r delighted parent tftms- 
l to • pertadiffol of thote dajs, 
I ** Now 99 ftfo out of dghi of tho loiiies/' supi C&lotiel Lamiicft, 
s psftiQg' Hi ate with ys Utit, mi the p«tr of gemtkmeii trotted 
Ibe Uixics in t|ue»tioiL* ** I knotr my wife niwiyf watcbcn at litr 
r QfeCil W9 KTO ronml this oonief . I hope we shAU hAt* }roit seeing 
m tnm tad tfao homv^ agua, Mr. Wamngtoti ; and the b#y§ b«lii^ mt 
mftp mafliiifi there will b(> tMstter iport for yon.*^ 
** I Minsr want to bo happicrr, sir, thun I havio boflu,** FBplied Mf, 
f Msiigliii ; ** ftiitl I hnpe you wili let me mf^ that I leei ae if I am 
lat iai ynte oU IHeade bebind me/' 

**Tim Himd wfc whodio hoiuo wa Ahull sup to night hatli a ton, who le 

B liil festnd of «fir fmilr« too, and t^pf wife, who is ati inveterate 

■ii^a aiui(i, 'A niatoh between him and imsof 

^ gl^ lo^lh lioiwa to full in Lovt with aomebodj 



• 4li ! " ttghed Mr. Wamngtoii. 

* Oikv lolkB hare done the mm^ Ihiirg, 



lli^Fe ire» hra?i fblkrwi 



J hf^ pitr pardon, *ir» Ii ibe geDtlemanfa oame^Aga— s 1 did 

^utB pitiirT it/' taeeldf bquiird the jeitDger traveller. 

** Key liit name is J&mei Wolfe/' orted the Colourlf smiltn^. "Ha is 

joaa^ ftltow atUl, or what wo eail eo, beiti|^ eeaTCtt thirtj rears old. 

b tha jMOgtal imlinaml^eokeei m the imitf , itnloes, to bo utiro 

of our aohiUt^i who take nuik beJbre m ootnmon 



**0f oMirap, af ocmtvot^ aa^ the C<^otieFi fcmitg agiapandoSf with 
Iraa eaioatil ootiaBs of ariateemtie pft^oedenee. 

** Aad I hnrn wen htm eoanBnndiii^ ca^aisiii and terj faravt eaptaint, 
mho wwi tUitj ]rtaia hi» mmkimf «id wh« had aeiUier hfa laetit aor Ida 
Bvt^loakj n h# tnAlL hatBt w^mm aaries hie toparioritfi 
ftniliiil, moil af Ǥ ari^atiwledfa tlut ha ii oiir iKpenor, H^ ii 
i hf iwtrf Man af our eld fi*g MBM % lod luivwa ^rvrj one of th<«i. 
in n food lehdar aa w^ an a MBmnail* teiditF, and a noetar af 



who wan 



•^JU^ iit r* 1814 Iltttrf WaisfisgloBt with a *ish of p«al hnnii% r 
**I IM that I ham ae^eoted sif owd jreath nadlj r aiid ara oome to 
l^rgf**^ but aft tgnamaiie. Had mj dear br&thcr been alito he 
vnold havw npnaaiitidottr ttam* attd our ealonf , toO| better than I ean 
4a* G«ar|ta waa a eaholar; Oetngv waa a mtuiietan; Goarsa Mul4 
hik w^ tha ouHt IcmfiMl people In ^or oatmtry, and I mak? no dotibt 
wvnld hata held hlaovmhava. DofM hnaw, lir, I am nbd to hero 
mmm hmaav atid u» joa mm^MBj^ if but talaun how Ij^ooniiif I aiii/* 

^ If you know that wm^ Hia a grcni gala alrtsadj/' »atd tbu Coluntil^ 

vifkaMilaw 

m ^ 



ISI TH£ TlHGOnAKS. 



** At home, eapeciallr of ktCp aui^ sinoa we kiat mj brother, I used 
to think myself a migb y fiEe feiloiir, uid have hq doubt that Ihe fo^lki 
round about flattered me* I am wiser uowj — that is, 1 hop© 1 am, — 
though perhaps I am wrongj and o&lj bragging again* But you see. 
^ifj the gentry in our colony don't know very mu<jb, except about doga 
asd bor8e»f and betting and garnet. I wish I knew more about hoak^ 
and leas about tbem*^* 

^^ Nay, Dogs and horeee are Tery good books, too, In the^ way, 
and we may read a deal of truth r^"^ '^ ''^m* Som« m^n are not made 
to be eeholorst and may be very w ti^ena and gentlemen in apite 

of th<;ir ignoranoe* What call he ua to be especially learned or 

wise I or to take a first place in td F His Hoyal Higkness is 

commander, and Martin LamH" el| and J^ack Hunt, who rides 

behind yonder, was a private < is now a very honeat, worthy 

groom> So as we all d ' Btation^ it mattvffi not much 

whether that be high oi do we know what is high aad 

what is low ? and whetusu^ Mmb, or my epaulets^ or Mi 

Koyal Higbnesa's baton i raa t to be priatty equal ? When 

I began life, €t miHtavi Hon wmr — uwc/ mind what — I dreamed of 
sQOoess and honour ; now I tiiink of duty, and yonder folks, from whom 
we parted a few hours ago. Let us trot on, else we shall not readi 
Westerham before nightfiedL" 

At Westerham the two friends were welcomed by their hosts, a 
statelySnatron, an old soldier, whose recollections and serrioes were-of 
five and forty years back, and the son of this gentlemen and lady, the 
lieutenant-colonel of Xingsley's regiment, that was then stationed at 
Maidstone, whence the Colonel had come over on a brief visit to his 
parents. Harry looked with some curiosity at this officer, who, young 
as he was, had seen so much service, and obtained a character so.fai^ 
There was little of the beautiful in his face. He was very lean and 
very pale ; his hair was red, his nose and cheek-bones were high ; but 
he had a fine courtesy towards his elders, a cordial greeting towards 
his friends, and an animation in conversation which caused those who 
heard him to forget, even to admire his homely looks. 

Mr. Warrington was going to Tunhridge ? Their James would bear 
him company, the lady oi the house said, and whispered something to 
Colonel Lambert at supper, which occasioned smiles and a knowing 
wink or two from that offioer. He called for wine, and toasted ^* Miss 
Lowther." *' With all my heart," cried the enthusiastic Colonel James,' 
and drained his glass to the very last drop. Mamma whispered her 
friend how James and the lady were going to make a match, and how 
she came of the famous Lowther family of the North. 

*' If she was the daughter of £ii^ Charlemagne," cries Lambert, 
" she is not too good for James Wolfe, or for his mother's son." 

« Mr. Lambert would not say so if he knew her," the young Colonel 
declared. . 

''0| of ooorsey she is the priceless pearl, and you are nothing," cries 



f 




%, ** Xo, I am of Colonel Lambert*» opimoji j amd, if nhe 

t ill Citmberliwd to jou for a. jomture, I ihoold iiiy it wa^ but 

!■ 4ii0. That b the way with 'em, Mr, Warriiigtoii. We tend our 

tlwanfli fdrers, and measlei» and hooping-ooagh, aad umalU 

nd ihem to tbtt annjr and can't deep at night for tlimking ; 

break onr he^riM at partiiig with *em, and haTe them at home odf 

r a it««k or two in the year^ or raay-be ten yearv, and^ after til our 

tliarft oomBs a la»« with a pair of bright eyeS| and awaj go^ our 

' scTsr eareii a fig for iu afterwardi." 

fvaji mj doarp how did JOQ come to marrf Jame&^s papa f ** 

Iht Mtf Cohmt^ Wcd&i '* And why didn^t you stay at home 

BMOiitft JamtVt papa waa goatjr and wanted somebody to take 
al him, I iiippose ; not beeanse I liked him a bit^" anawen tht 
: and to with mtich ea«y talk and kindncits the evening passod 

Hm nOfTOW, and iHth many &xpreesioni of kinds e^ and fHend- 
~Mf lor bli lat« gni-at^ Colon cl LorabtTrt gaTO over the young Vir- 
gnuHi lo Ml, Wolfe' 1 chari^, and turned hi a horne's head homoward^i 
I tbt two gtatlemem aped towards Tunbridgc Wella. Wolfe was in 
kwnj te fmik the place, Hany Warrington was, p^hapi, not qmtt 
: Bi^r, wh«n Lambert rode towakls hii own home, Harry'n 
Mbwvd him with a great deal of longing deiii^ to the 
it Oakhunti where he had spent threo days in happy 0&lm« 
Talla agned in all Harry** ^nthti*iaalic praise* of Mr, Lamb<^rt, 
el his wife, and of hia dftughtcrs, and of all that excel knt 
[|j« *^To ha VI! Bueh a good name, and to li^ra such a life at 
Lambert'ii,*^ aald Wolfe» ** s««m to me now the height of 
i aaibttion,'' 
^4ad fiory and honouf P" aiked Warringtem, "arothcao nothing F 
L vooM J9a givu np tha winning of them F " 

*nifwt(tm my dreamt once/' ana wen^d the Cblonel, who had now 
idbaa of happinesf, '^and now my desires are mneh moro 
I haf « followed armi ever sioce I was fourteen ycnrt of 
I iMta aiRPn almost eTcry kind of duty eonneetcd wHti my 
I know all tlst garrison towns in this eo tin try, and fmvo 
I tlia hooonr to aanra whcrefrar there has been work to be done during 
i hat ten yaart. i hate done pretty n^sarly the wholt of a «otdier\ 
jfV asMpI, iodaed, th« eommand of an army> whieh isan hardly ho 
fbr by one of my years ; and now^ mtlhinks , I would like tjitiet, 
kB l0 Md, a wiib to lova me, and tome childr«;n to dandk on my 
tost* I hatt tmagined aoma tnoh Elyiiam for myielf^ Mr. WarHn;;- 
loa. Tf%iM larr i» better than gloiy ; and a tranquil iretlde, with the 
WMBcan of yoor Wart atmtel by it, the groati'^i good the goda oan t«nd 
Uma.** 
Harry Ina^^td to tiimalf the pirtnro which his eomnid« called u^^ 
abd *'¥•■** la iitfwtf la tha othcr*t remark; but, iw ^x3^, ^\& 




i6e xnE \'iRGixLu;s. 



1 



not give a vciy cWorfol asaeat, for Bis eompiuiioQ observed upon tin 

'' You «i.j f YiA* as if a drmde and a sweeiheArt were notparliciUarlj 
to jour taste," 

'^Whj, lodk jQUt Cubncil; there are other thuigi wbicb ft 
Xellow might liito to ei^jox* Y^u haxfi had dxt^^a t^ats of tlia 
Jind 1 am but ^ iaw mouths aw&T from mj mollitrV apron-ttxipmb 
'When 1 huTO eeen n canipaigTi or two^ or sixp ns' jou hare - when X bMV 
dbtingubhed mjself like Mr, WoU^, oad jntule tiie world talk of me, I 
then jnaT tlunk of retirini? from lU" 

To thes^ remarks, Mr. Wolfe, whose heurt was full of ft verj diflmttt 
mntteri replied hj breaking out in a fartber encomiam of the joja if 
ju&rrio^o ; and & special rhap«ody upoiL tlie beau lies and m^eriU of hu 
mietre&s — a theme intently iDtere^tin^ ta himself, though not ic^ 
pos&ibly, to hiji hearer, tvhoie Tie^s recording a married life, if he ptv- 
mitted himself to cntcrUiia any, m'ere ^Ckmevbal melan^jholj f»d 
despondent. A pleasant altemooo hrou^bt them to the end of tbdr 
ride ; nor did any acoident or inoideut acoompanT it, save, pertiapa* ft 
mistake whieU Harry Warrington made at some fe^ mile^' dbtanee 
from Tunbridfrc Wells, where two horst^men stopptd thera, whom Harry 
was for enlarging, pistol in band, siup loosing them to be highwarmeo. 
Colonel Wolfe, laughing, bade Mr. Wartingto:^ re«^rvo hb £re, for these 
folks were only in d keeper^ s agents^ and not robbers (except in their 
calling]. Gumbo, whose horse ran a^vay with him at this parlic^ular 
jonetore, was brought back after a great deal of bawling on his mftstei'f 
part, and the two gentlemen rode into the little town, alighted at their 
inn, and then separated «aoh in quest of the ladies whom he had oome to 
visit, 

Mr. Warrington foond his aunt installed in handsome lodgings, with 
ft guard of London laoqosys in her ante^room, and to follow her, ohair 
when she went abroad. Bhe reoeived him with the utmost kindness. 
His cousin my Lady Mana was absent when he arrived : I don't know 
whethar the young gentleman was unhappy at not seeing her: cr 
whether he disguised his feelings, or whether Madame de Bernstein 
took any note regarding them. 

A bean in a rich figured suit, the first specimen of the kind Hany 
had seen, and two downgers with voluminous hoops and plenty of rouge, 
were on a visit to the Baroness when her nephew made his bow to her. 
She introduced the young man to these personages as her nephew, the 
young Croesus out of Virginia, of whom they had heard. She talked 
about the immensity of his estate, which was as large as Eent ; and, as 
she had read, infinitely more fruitfuL She mentioned how her half- 
sister, Madame Esmoxid, was called Prinoess Pocahontas in her own 
country. She never tired in her praises of mother and son, of their 
riches and their good qualities. The beau shook the young man by the 
hand, and was delighted to have the honour to make his acquaintaneo. 
"The ladies praised him to his *pnt go loudly that the modest vouth was 



TUB TIB0IKIAN3. 



16T 




went awiiy to inform Iha 
Tbe little |ilfloo wa^ looi 
IfwiLh ttcooiintji ul ibo w^&liii^ tbe giKid b^edinig, nod tha gooC 
oC tiis ViT^miAiu 
"'Ton eautti not hurt vome at n better moxxient^ tqj dear/* the 
Kid to het nepbc^Y m h«r ^Mtor^ d^jiarted with mnuf 
Mui WNB ig t^t, ** Tho^ thr^e individuals Imvo the in<>&t aetivti 
ia liM WfdU, Thi^f uill trumpet your good, qualities in ovftiy 
w^eti* tbcjr py* I hiive intToduced you to a hundred people 
MlfCadji atidt ffeavra hdp me I bave told all sorts of fib«, about the 
g/m gtmfktf of Vtf^uia in order to dewsrtbc youf «sl4ite. It u s pro* 
HHUhi Iuhp ouc^ but I am afraid J tiare laaftiiticd it. I have iilltHl 
^^^^B|^ lU «irU uf wondfrfuJ animals, ^akl tDWSf ipioos ; I am tsoi 
^^BVl hnv net aoM dianiaibda. As far ywir negroes, 1 htim gii'ea 
ftnaiea of tliam, cn4, tn fai^t, repreflented her na a aor*- 
ni^iuiig nvisr a tua^tfiaani cbminioii. Bo Hbe hoM a 
1 oaniiot toil to » fav Imtviri^d thousand pouo^ 
1k>t f^rij iao^jme t)i» but I havo no d*juhi it i« :^ at 

, ^ ^^ *m-mm |wi ttiUfct pti!]iarc, WF, to bi* tr**attd li©ro as thv a- 

^^^alttC tliai Tdr^ai lady^ Do nat let |'our hf^ad be iurticNi I lY^^m this 
^^■if teHi jr«ii M% going to b« Batt^t^ hji yau haro never biHjn Eattet«d 

^P **AAd t» wliat imd, iiii*anF*' aak«d tka ymi^^ geutletnan, *«I 
[ iMt an fvtado «hj 1 ahoukl b« tiafiiilad ao ttoh, or fet bo muoh 

** Im tlMi Stat ^of, air, you mnst not oonlndkt ^onr old aiintf whf> 
kaa no ilcaif* to bi miatb a faol of bcforir bar aompatiy. And ae for 
jVBT wiipgtitinm» tou Han't knvir ipe found it htiv almost rovidy-BiiMlo 
<B «ar arntvi. A London utrwipapor haa somithow heard of you« and 
«MiB out wi4fa a itory of tlio iiuAfeoM ^wealth of a yount; gt'titWrnan 
I finMB Ttrfi&ift lalaly kndod, and i noplifiiir of my Urrd C»itl'^w<KKl, 
w«akiiy yon afe, and can't h<^][i yonricif. All tlia world ia 
la tea yon. Von ahull jpi to ohurch to-nMirow mnmiufCf and aeo 
kw tha whi^le oon^rrg^tton will ttmt away froto iU bot^lu and pray era. 
In wnnhip the golden oalf in your pcraoik Vou would not Imivo had 
at ma^9otkw% ihaoit mwil^ |tiQ, astii a|>«ak ill of my own Jicah and 

«*It«i bow a« I bfUaftd by Ihb i«p«tAtiim for xnon^y?'* iakud 
Barry. 

** iott Mtm nakiaip yo«r antey Into Uic wisrlil^ and th« gold k«y «iU 

«piA DMol ol ita 4aun li» yaiL. To be ttwugfit rioh ia aa i^and aa to ha 

liik ToA Mad ftol afiiid mnoh moBaf; Paofla will tay thnt von 

^Mf4 tl, and ywvHr i«|iut4itiott far avmriov will do you good ntiiair than 

Voa'ii aaa ham tlta moihors wiU nnO« Ufnn f9% «nd the 

wiD emlMryl BooH look atsr|mfi»dt Whuci I wai a yoxitkg 

lytalf t dtd aa all tha n^Kt of the world did, and trivd to h44tt#r 

kj mfom tiwa ma daapanita att«{npt at a good wamaffa. \ityvwx 





^ --^ 




ISa THE YIEGIXIANS. 



poor graodmother, wha w&s a soiat upon e^rth ta be sare» bating %. \ 
little je&loBjj, used U> soold me^ and ctLlled me worldlj* Wonll j, iitf | 
dear I :So is the world worldlf ; &nd we must ser7e it as it «errei oa 
and ^Te it nothiug for nothing'* Mr, Henry Esmond Wamngtoa— I i 
cnn't help loying the two first names, sir, old woman S3 I am, and fhtl I 
I tell yon— on coining here or to London, would have been nobodj. ' 
Onr prot^Jction would haTe helped him bnt little. Oar family has littk 
eredlt, and enire Mora, not mnch reputation* I snpposa you know thai 
Cos tie wood was more than suspected ia *46, and hath einoe tniatd 
himself by play ?" 
, Harry had never heard about Lord Cestiewood or hia reputation, 

'^ He never had muoh to loae, bat he has tost that aud more : Itia 
'wretched estate Is eaten up with mortgagtis. He has been at &U sorti 
of schemes to raise money :^ — my dear, he has been so desperate at 
times, that I did not think my diamonds were safe with him ; moA 
have travelled to and &om Cos tie wood without them. Terrible,' ian*l 
it, to speak to of one's own nephew F Bnt you are my nephew Imp^ 
and not spoiled by the world yet^ and I wish to warn you of its wicked- 
ness. I heard of your play-doings with Will and the chaplain^ btA 
tbcY could do yon no harm^ — nay, I am told you had the better of 
them. Had you played with Castlewood, you would have had no audi 
luck : and you tcould have played, had not an old aunt of yours warned 
my Lord CasUe^wood to keep Uis .bands off you.'' •* ' • • 

'' What,' ma'am, did you interfere to preserve me P" ^^ : 

'' I kept his clutches off from you : be thankful that you are oome out 
of that ogre's den with any flesh on your bones ! ^ My dear, it has been 
the rage and passion of aU our family, i My poor silly brother {flayed; 
both hb wives played, especially. the last one, who has, little else^to live 
upon now. but .her nightly assemblies in London, and the moneys for tibs 
oards. I would not trust her at Castlewood alone with*you : the passion 
is too strong for. them, and they would fall upon you, and fleece ^u; 
and then fSEdl.upon each other, and fight for the plunder." But for his 
place about the Court my poor nephew hath nothing, and that is Will's 
fortune too, sir, and Maria's and her sister's." ; " ^ ./ 

" And are they, too, fond of the cards ?'ii */ *• 

*' No ; to do poor Molly jiistioe,' gampgn^ not her passion : but when 
she is amongst them in London, little Fanny will bet her eyes out of 
her head. I know .what the passibii is,' sir: do not look so astonished; 
I have had it, as I had the m^isles when I was a child. I am not cured 
quite. Tot a poor old woman there is nothing left but that. * You will 
see some high play at my card-tables to-night ' Hush ! my dear ! It 
was that I wanted, and without which: I moped so at Castlewood! 
I could not win of my nieoea or their mother. They would not pay if 
they lost 'Tis best to warn you, my dear, in time, lest you should be 
shocked by the discoYery. I oan't liye without the cards, there's the 
truth!" 
. A few days before, and while staying with his Castlewood relatiTesb 



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169 




'Bmnjt who lofvd oudSf mod oock-^ghtin;^, and betting, smd every mU' 
«etv«ld» ifiort liiitLieiri would bare latigbod Yety Ukely at thb oonlession, 
tlial ^unilj into whoae eocietj he had fallen, many thinga were 
tly OT«r wldob tome folks looked graye^ Faitb and bonoTir were 
•t: ptH« liTii w^re ilbbtlieTed ; telftihiiesB wu proolaimcd as 
pra^ie^; aara^ dutici were tseeringlj spoken of, and vice 
ilppanUy ^(MMkmed. Thtae were no PhaTiseea ; tbej^ profesi^ no byp^ 
onsf fiC virtaa ; th^j Eutig no ttonea at disoor^red ftinnera :^tbej smiled ^ 
ilfef^ggid Ifaiir ihouiden, and poA^^ on. The membera of this lamilj 
dU Ml pitl^Bd to be ft whit better tban their neighbonrs, whom the/ 
jtpyind licafli]|r; thej lired quite familiarly with the folks, about 
wbm uid iHioso wiTsa they told sueh wicked, funnj storiei ; they took 
Ihttir ibflls of what pJouurio or plunder eamo to hand, and lived front 
to itf tOl tl^ar laat day came for them. Of eoune there are no 
loBow; and butnan natnre u very much changed in the lajit 
jaaia. At any rate^ card- playing ia greatly out of mode: 
tkmi ihtn oan bi^ no doubt: and very likely th^re ar^ not six 
ol'fcahiMi ta I^ondon who know tbe difiervnoe between SpaiiiUt 



How drsadfotly duU you must hato found those hum-drum people 
▼flUft wk»9 vte left you'-bnt tht aafagea were very kbd to 
ayU ! ** mM Madftme de Bemattint patting the young man^s oheek 
bar prtJitfoM band. 
" Tk9f WtfO mrf kind i i^d It waa not at all dull, ma'am, and I 
Ibfalk Ihi^ art iOlOO of the bait people in the world," laid Harry, with 
hii faoa flwiligg itp» Hit aunt^a tone jarred upon bim. He could not 



haat Ifaail aaj obo should ipenk or think lightly of the new friends whom 
ho hod inUMa Ho did not want them in suoh company* 

tta iM ladjf inpefiouA and prompt to anger, wsj about to rpa«nt tho 
ahoik iibo had foociTod, but a veoond thought made her pause. ** Those 
two gbK** abo Ihoogbt, ** a ciok-bed — aa interesting stranger-^f oour«i 
he haa hoaft fiaUsog in lovo with one of them/* Madame Bernstein 
lasted iwmJ with a misohieTotii glauoe at Lady Maria, who entc^red tho 
IMS ift thia jusetorOi 



CflAPTEE XXT, 
Wiw AcarjUTmtcFo, 



her appearanoo, attended by a oouplo of 
fB hoya beartiig boakets of i1ow«rs* with whUh It wu proposed 
h iansrafa Miidamt d» BemiC«in*i drawtujc-ruom againat tho arrival of 
W ktfjiliifra oQdBfai^* Thfco footmt n in livery, gorgoanilf Uo«4 w\<^ 



i^-BL 



rm THE tmOINIAKB. 




worsted, let out twiw ms many card-tnbles. A toftjor-dfrtno in blick j 
a bag, with fine loioed ru^es, and lookiti^ as if he oi^ht to have a i 
by bt!j( fide, fd lowed die kcqQ^Ts, be^nn^ fti^«es of wait emdlaa, wlddi 
he plaoedf i pair on eajob curd-table^ and in the silver tcoDOaa utt iW 
wainscoted vnll th&t vas now gilt ^th the irl&nttag myfl of the miB| ii 
wtt£ the proftp«ot 4if the grecEi common bcTomd, with it^ rocks and olmfi 
of trees and konseii twinkling in the <;u] shine. Groups df ntyj- 
coloured S^ur«fi in boopa and powder und broeade aauntered &WKt ^ 
lin'^i^i and dnp^pl^d tiie plain with their sbadowB, On tbe otber nie 
£rom the Daronesi&^B windows you saw the Pantiles, where a per^etnl 
fair was b^ld, and heard the clatter «uid bussing of the oomp^ny^ A 
band of mm^te was herfi perfionuing- for ^e bcnt^t of the vtsitofs to the 
WeUs. Madame Bemstein*i chief sttting^foom might not fiuit a T€«1vr 
or a student, hfut for tboso who Ukt^d bustle^ gaiety, a brigfit eroaa h^^ 
and a yiew of all that was i^ing on in the cheery boisy pla««f no [ 
could be pkasanter. Aud when the windows were lighted up, tfavf 
sengera walking below were aware that hor ladj-ahip wna at 
holding a oard anemMy, to which an introdnotion "wtm easy i 
By the way, in spealdng of the past, I think the night- life of i 
hundred years aiuce was rather a d^rk life. There was not iMie i 
candle for ten which we now see in a lady's drawing-room : let akne gts 
and the wondrous new JUmninationit of dubs, fionible giitt«niig tilkw 
smoked and stunk in passages. The candle-annffer was a mtoriMB 
officer in the theatre. See Hogarth's pictures : how dark they aia, and 
iK>w his feasts are as it were begruDoed with tallow I In Mordagei U 
Mode, in Lord Viaeovnt fiquaaderfield's grand saloons, -where hesnd his 
wife are sitting yawning before the horTor-stricken steward whmt their 
party is over — ^there are hot ei^ oandks — one on eaoh card-table^ and 
half-a-dozen in a brass chandelier. If Jack Briefless ocmvoked his 
friends to oysters and beer in his chambers, Pump Gonxi, he wmild haw 
twice as mioiy. Let us comfort ourselTes by thjidting that Leois 
Quatone in all his glory held his revels in the dark, and bleas Mr. Fm 
and other Lneiferons bene&ctors of mankind, for banishing the abonift- 
able mutton of our youth. 

So Maria with her flowers (herself the fairest flower), popped her roses, 
sweetwilliams, and so forth, in vases here and t)iere, and adorned the 
apartment to the best of her art. She lingered fondly over this bowl 
and that dragon jar, casting but sly timid glances the while at young 
Cousin Harry, whose own blush would have become any young woman, 
and you might have thought that she possibly intended to ontstay her 
aunt ; but that Baroness, seated in her arm-chair, her crooked tortoise- 
shell stick in her hand, pointed the servants imperiously to their duty : 
rated one and the other soundly : Tom for having a darn in his stocking; 
John for having greased his locks too profusely out ^ the candle-hox ; 
and so forth — ^keeping a stem domination over them. Another renaik 
eonoeming poor Jeames of a hundred years ago : Jeames ^dept two in a 
bed, four in a room, and that room a cellar very likdy, and he wadied 




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171 



I bk m Utm^ caek at fmi would Imrdif «e» aaf wh^m in homdon. now «al 
of iIm liAmitfiiB^lu^ M^jtstj'ft FiKit Qtiufdi, 

H Uaj'iji lMip«il a preteot ioten i«^% lier ibud lloi^ wat diaappi^iiM* ^ 

I " Wlicjo iv« Tail f^if^ifS %» Saaft ilturv ? *' Atki ]d«dAnie do B(Tii»teio^ 

*^ Uj oioet Uara ftail I nlmll ltav« a ohickcn in the little pftrlour — I 

, tyu jmk ^mmAd g(» to Uto best ordiumry. Thero m an^ at the White 

» ft! tJtnn*, ire »liiiil hirnr Lia WU in ti minute ar two* And yoo itiU 

, tir* th^t yini siUj^hC not to i|)are expose, but betnve like 

PiOihmtai'i toll* Your Iruuka hftre been tftk«& over (t) tlie 

apfons of two aid wonwo^ Ja it, MAna P'* 

B 11 E^ kdythlp, dropjdtig h^ moek eyes: wMlatthe cvther 

m ti^iismpH. 1 thi^ Andromoda had been u upood deal 

I Um Dregein iti tlic^ courae ef th^ laat fife or tlx: days : amd if 

1 filit the lAder'a «niel hcffid oil he woiild hATe eoiiimitt«il not 

I amutfiiaicie. But li^ did notbuie sword or eldeld [ ht onlj 

iiiwtlj oi the lnoquc ji in t»wivj and blue es the}* ofeakod 

*' iAd tkiTi in food mcnon «ad tallom ftttn Loadon nlwari hsrm to 
buft'tiM mmfui^ ai tiui Weill* Voii had hetior ete them^ my doart 

ftr fois iiiil k Ml «f the yerf iMt faahiaii-Hi Hfctla laM ^*' 

" X tem'% fo eol ^ isatffiiiii^^ ma^^iii,** laid the jounf maa, jooldng 
Somm mi hi* aahb** 

".H^rttf^^ciiidlhebtiir, nutliag \i[i from her idiiii' and ntlm t'H 
lar aaa4^ ^^wear black for ^(lur hnttlmr till ytm are as old aeMethuAvlah, 
I It jau l&a. 1 om iur« I douH wemt to prerott xqu* I onlj^ want yon 
^limm^ iftd lo di» hke other p«o{ikt ami sixake & figute irorthj ef jour , 





•atd Mr. Warrin^tim with givataialie, *^ I hare not doiie 
to di^^oc it tVmt I kaaw/' 

tho old wtituaa itofir and gtva a IttlU etart at If ih& had 
f Let bjffiiiea be byposei. Bhe and the boy hud a ecoro 
«X ^ia ktnid in arbieh twcvdi imm acMaed and ihnttte^ 
AmU ar fatcM* Bm liked Hor r r none the wowa let hie cm 
har. ^^Qsa s Ultla finer lioifa than thai ^it yea wear wtQ 
aoi ha a dlifraco W you* «ri'' the aatd^ with raiber a fereed l^ugh, 

llaiij howad and hlsebod. It waa one «f the boiBidy giil» of hii 
lUtaBrt ffMBda. & f'cll fileaeed aonahow la Ihiah h^ wuro it; 
Ikan^ af ilia sew friendi, to ^k1, p> ]iurf ^ «o j^in i dly, with . 

JMiaaa t apdar n aai^ and fr\i, whilf* inreaiMid in thi , lu if vf3 | 

mmki Mil tooah Lini. iM go to his hnlgitigf and makejbj 

iif ffiAiiniinf arr.^ Imm he had. 

Gbaia baah hM, atTr' aaiM Madame Bexaaliiii, ^^ and if oar oompanf I 
nai mmmi^ Mada and I will ind mmm niiflea for jon t " And ' 
Wwwtib* wtdjgmfcolM^'a g;nidaaa«v tha jronag iaikv wmilcad off to 



irttnd BOl onlf handioma and »pa^°^^ eparim^nta ^iotv^c4 \ 



^ -"^ 



m THE VIHGDriA^. 




Eins^ but a groom In attendaDce w^itusg to be engaged by hit ItouoitJ, 
and a aeeond Tcdet, if he was inclined to hire one to wait uptm Mr* 
Gimtbo* Ere he hnd btien Riany mi nates in bi« roomB, emi«sariies frBtn 
a London tailor and bootmaker waited hitn wil^ the cards and oompli- 
menta of their emplorera Me^ssra* Regnier and TuU ; the best artickt is 
bi^ modest wardrobe were laid out hy GumbOf and the finest linen witii 
iirhiDli bis tbrirty Virginian inotber had prorided Mm, Vidona of tbe 
anow-aurroanded home in hia own eoontrj, of the crackling logi tnd 
the trim quiet ladies working hf the fire, rose np before him. For tii 
first time a little tbongbt thai the homely clothes were not finite smalt 
enonghi the home- worked linen not m £ne a« It might be, eroosed 1^ 
young man's mind. That be abonld be aahamed of anything bdon^iaf 
to him or to Caftlewood t That was Btrangc, The nimple folks tJhmt 
were only too well satisded with all thin^ that were done or said, m 
prodnoed at Castlewood ; and Madame Essnond, when she sent her son 
forth on hia travels, thought no youn^ nobleman need be better 
Tided. The elotbes might hare fitted, better and been of a lat^ 1 
to be fiure — but still the young fellow preaented a eomely figure i 
when he ifisued from his apartments, his toilette over; and Gusba 
calling a chair, marched beside it^ until they reached the ordinary wlmt 
the young gentleman was to dine. 

Here he expected to find the beau whose acquaintance be hid aiads 
a few hours before at his Aunt's lodging, and who bad indicated ts 
Harry that the White Horse was the most modish place for dining at 
the Wells, and he mentioned his friend's name to the host : but the 
landlord and waiters leading him into the room with many smiles and 
bows assured his honour that hia honour did not need any other intra- 
duction than his own, helped him to hang up his coat and swwd tai a 
peg, asked him whether he would drink Burgundy, Pontac, orQiam- 
pagne to his dinner, and led him to a table. 

Though the most fuhionable ordinary in the Tillage, the White 
Horse did not happen to be crowded on this day. Monsieur Barbeau, 
the landlord, informed Harry that there was a great entertainment at 
Summer Hill, which bad taken away most of the company ; indeed, 
when Harry entered the room, there were but four other gentlemen in 
it. Two of these guests were drinking wine, and had fimshied tiieir 
dinner : the other two were young men in the midst of their meal, to 
whom the landlord, as he passed, must haTO whispered the name of tiie 
new comer, for they looked at him with some appearance of interest^ 
and made him a slight bow across the table as the smiling host boatled 
away for Harry's dinner. 

Mr. Warrington returned the salute of the two gentlemen who \md» 
-him welcome to Tunbridge, and hoped he would like the place upon 
better acquaintance. Then they smiled and exchanged waggish kicks 
with each other, of which Harry did not understand the meaning, nor 
why they cast knowing glances at the two other guests oTer their 
wine. 



THE VIBGINUNS, 



Out &f Ihete ptiioiii WM in ft somewhit tar&blied velvet coat with a 
Hnftt qaifua and bftf, and ralammQas ruifles emd embroiderj. The 
oUbar w«ii ft LlUk btilk- browed^ hook-nosed, bigb-flkouldf^red geutlc- 
SBB, liliiiai hi* oppoiito ooiQpamoa addii>8i«d as Miliar, or mj krd, in a 
* h^k Viioi^ MjT lotdi who W«« ^ppbg the wine before bim, barely 
it til* new oomer^ and thai addressed himself to bis awn 



•« 4B,d to joQ know the nephew of the old woomu — the Cnetm 1^0 
^^XmCmt ihftiwn out th^^i Jwokl " sajs one young g^ntltmitui to ik% 



*' Kcfir DoaM maamge the Lingo,*- aaid Jo^, The two elders had 
to apaak in ihiB i'rwnch language. 
d tHOridly* my d«5ar lord I " says the gentleman wiUi Ihe long 



** Too IttVi ahown i^nor^jt my dear Baron I Ho has h^n here bnt 
lw« koon. My fmopU told mo of him only as I eamo to dinner/' 

**lkMfwlila h«f&ni!— I hmv^ mot him often in London with the 
BanaMBB aid my lofd, hifl cotiBin/' said the Haron. 

4 tT^''^**^ aovii for Harry here eame in, bomo fay tho amOing ho»t. 
*' Btlioldf * di t Behold a potagt? of my fashion !" eaye my landlord, 
l^^nf ilova tllft dish and whispering to Hajry the oelehrated namo of 
lft# iMlJiaiii «ipfitHite, Harry thanked MonKietir Barheau in his own 
lasfmi*^ it|0n which the Consign gf^ntleman, tnniiitg ronnd^ grinned 
gmeioiitlf -at Ilarry, and said, *< Foos bosiedes notre longue 
rMofisteur/' llr. Warrington had "a&r^ heaid the French 
I firaManetd in that manner in Canada, He bowed in riftum to 



'*XillBi0 mora abont tlie Crtcint, my good Daron^'* coDtinued hia 
IflfdsbJ^ apialuiig rathtir iupcreiiiouiiy to hb eompanion, and taking no 
m a ^ M «f Harry* wMeh perh«pi aomewhat nettled the young man. 

^ WW will yoQ, thai I teU yon, my dear lordF Creosui is a youth 
11^ oIlMf yoa^; ImIs tall, like other youths; he is swkward, like 
iftbt/t yMtlli ; h# baa hlaak hair, as they all have who come f rtjm tha 
ItiilM.* 'Ledigfflfi have been taken for hun at Mrs, Rosi^^i toy*fthup.*' 

** I hmm Mgkfs th^ere, too/' thought Mr. Warrington, *' Who is 
QwMM tlk«y tit lalklof off How good thv soup u ! ^* 

** Ba t imn ii with a krge retinue^/* the Boron continued, '■ four 
artvila, two posi*ehai4«ai and a poit of outnden. His chief attendant 
h a Uaak mi wbo nred his life from tlte ' saTsgei in Amffnca, and 
Wl» vm noi haaTf <i& any sceounti of bting made free* Ht ptnk^ 
M waHng - mental^ lor his elder brother Irom whom boinh^Hi hit 
fffbdfialltj.*' 

*CbBld ftiythiaf oottioli yon fo the d^th of yours F dnTaHer," 
I «Bl III* aider geDtlfUftii* 

^MUort fits mperty mighV^ tiid libo CheTaiiesTi *^wbioh you 
kam k aol aaalL^ 



^MM 



W4 THE VIEaDnANS. 



'* Tour brotli«r lires on his patritnoay— wiiieh you have tftlA m it 
ii)imeT)6e^ — y&u by your imlustrv, my dear Chevalier,^* 

" MUor r* cries the iEuiindud. a^dre^aed m Glmraiier. 

** By ^oUT iuduskr or your esprit, — h&m miill iBftre imbltt I 9vll 
you b« at the BnaxiiieiB^ft to-Q%bt? ghe mi^ht to be a MtHa ofja^ 
parenU, Ciieyalier ? " 

**A^m I fail to oompzebend your lordship,^' said the other ^mll^ 
imm, rather solkiiy. 

** Wby, aha is a w^omEm of great ^It — &h.G is of noble birth — A» ^m 
imd^t^one etrango ndTonturea — §hd bfts but little prindple (thsra ftm. 
happily have tbe advantage of her). But i^bat car^ we men ol tie 
world P Tou intend to go and play with the Tonn|^ Creole, no doubts 
and get as mueih money from him aa you e&n. By tho way, 7 
suppose h& should be a guei a peas, that yonng Creole ? Suppose < 
excelbnt friend has inyented him np in Loud on ^ and brings him i 
with bis character for wealth to prey tipon the innoceat folk^ hei^f** 

<« J*y &i SQuveiit penB^, my kr/' mj9 the HtUe Baroo, pkelnf kia 
finger to his noae very kaoviogly^ "that Banmeaa ia aa^Uaofmy^ 
thing/* 

** A Baron — a Barouess, qne Touiex Tons? my fnend. I mtma. tbe 
late lamented husband. Do yea l^now who he was ?" 

*< Intimately. A more iiot<»iou8 yillain nerer dealt a omnL At 
Yeniee, at Brusaelsy at Spa, at Vienna — the gaols of ereiy ona of whidt 
plaoea he knew. I knew the num, my lord." 

« I thought you would. I saw him at the Hagoe^ whue I fint had 
the honour of meeting^ you, and a more disreputable rogue nerer entsred 
my doors. A minister must open them to all sorta of people, 
spies, sharpers, ruffians of every sort." 

" Parbleu, milor, how you treat them I " says my Imd's i 

** A man of my zmnk, my firiend — of the rank I held then— of i 
must see all sorts of people— entre autres your acquaintanoe. What 
his wife could want with such a name as his I can't conoeiv««" 

'' Apparently, it was better than the lady's own." 

<* Effectively I So I havo heard of my friend Paddy ohangm|p i 
with the soarecroww I don't know whieh name is the most 
gnished, that of the English bishop or the German boron." 

*< My lord," cried the other gentleman, rising and laying hia hand mt 
a large star on his ooat, *' you ibrget that I, too, am a baron and a 
Chevalier of the Holy Boman — " 

*' — Order of the Spur ! — not in &e least, my dear knight and baioa I 
You will have no moro wine ? We shall meet at Madame de Bernstein'^ 
to-night." The knight and baron quitted the table, felt in hia em^ 
broidered pockets, as if for money to give the waiter, who brought lam 
his great laoed hat, and waving tiiat menial off with a hand sunrnuidsd 
by large ruffles and blazing rings, he stalked away from the room. 

'< It was only when liie nersea addressed as my lord had be^u ts 
speak of the bishop's widow and the German baron's wiie that Hany 



THE nRGI^OAXS. 1T5 



!!VMTJ2igtoK wns aware how bifi Aunt and himself had been the subjaot 
of the two gentlemen's converBatiou. Ere the c&nvictiom had settled 
itielf im hb mind, one of tho speakers had quitted the room^ and the 
other tumiBg to a tablo at which two gcntlemea aate, said, '* What a 
little aharjrer it ia I Everythitjg I said ftboul Uernsteiii relates xautato 
Domiue to hinu I knew the leilow to be a spy and a rogue, II© bos 
eii&aged his religion, I don't know how ntnj times, I had him turned 
oat of tli« Ha^ue myself whea I vrum anih&ssador, ftnd I know ho 
wa# ettiied in Yiemia," 

"I wonder my Lord Chesterfield aasoomteA with swih a villain!" 
called out Flany &om bis lable. The oth^ emiple of dini>rs louked at 
Mtn* To hb surpriie the nobleman so ^ddre^ed went on talking;. 

** There eannot be a more ^effi eoqain than this Foelluitz. Why, 
Heaven he thanks? d, ha has atitnally kft me my mutt- box t Yctit 
IftHg^h •'—the fellow is capable of taking it:" and my lord thought it 
was his own satire at which the young men were laughit]^. 

** Vou are qtiit© rig-ht, sir/' said one of the two diners^ turnitig to 
Mr* Womngtos, ** though, aaviog your presence, I don't know what 
husiiiest it » of youra. My lord will play with anybody who will set 
him. Don't be alarmed, he k o^ deaf m a post, and did not hear a 
word that you said ; and tbat*s why my lord wiU play with aoybody 
who will put a pack of ^ ards before him, and that is the reason why he 
consorts with this rogue." 

** Faiths I know other noMemen who are not particular aa to their 
ooropany," say a Mr, Jack. 

** Do you mean because I associate with yoa? I know my oompany, 
jay good friend^ and i defy most men to have the better of me/* 

}^ot having [»id the least attention to Mr. Warriugtou's angry inter- 

h4»tif>ti, my lord opposite was talking in hia favorite Fruiich with 

MoofUur Barhcan, the landlord, and graciously compliuionting him on 

nuer. The host bowed again and n gain; was enehan bed that Ida 

^mf?y wo* satisfied: had not forgotten the art which he had 

hen he waa a yoimg man in hia Excellcnoy's kingdom of 

The salmi was to my lord's^ tikiog? Ho bad just serrcd a 

!> Ameri(^n seigneur who iote opposite the gentiemaa 

** To mktmh I*" My lord^a pale face beesme red for a moment, as ho 
i»k«d this q^ueslion, aad looked towards Harry Warriagton opposite to 
biat. 

'To theyonng gentlemfln from Vir|c;ima who has jus* arrived, and 

perfectly pofcsussea our beautiful language P* says Mn Jiorhcau, 

Dicing to kill two birds, as it were, with this one stcne of a oompli- 

*And to whom your lordahip will be answer a bio for knguaj^t 
^''filt'Cttfiqj upon iny family, aad utterecl in the presence nf ih^m pvail*;- 
Mvp/' cried out Mr. W^arriagton, at the top of his yoice, determined 
t^at hia opponent sljould hear. 




Ui TEE VICGINIAKS 



" You mu»t go and col! into bb «ar, and then be may perc^nc^ ht«r 
yon," said on© of the younger guests, 

'* I will take core that bk lordsbip shall nnderstand my me^mi&gr 
one way or other/' Mr, Warrington said, with mnoh dimity ; ** «&d 
will not suffer oalumniea i«garding my rolatiTes to he uttered by Mm 
or any othar man ! '* 

Whilst Hairy was speaking, the little nobleman opposite to Mm dti 
not hear him, but had time Gufiicient to arrange his own reply. H* 
had risen, passing his handkerchiuf onoe or twice acroas his nnwth^ 
and laying his alim fingers on the table* "SiTp" aaid be, "ytm will 
believe, on the word of a gentleman^ that I had no idea before whom I 
wa» speaking, and it seems that my acqnaintanoe, Monsieur de Foelbaitt^ 
knew you no better than myself . Had I known yon, bdieve me that 
I should bare been the last man in the world to utter a gy liable tluA 
sbonld give you annoyance ; and I tendk^ryou my regreta, and a^cps 
before' my Lord March and Mr, Morria here prd^seat^*' 

To the^ wordj, Mr. Warrington could only make a bow, and mnjblila 
out a few words of acknowledgment: which speech having mwk^ bdkl* 
to hen.r, my lord made Harry another very profound bow, and ■aysof h« 
should have the honour of waiting upon Mr, Warrington at his lodgings 
sainted the company, and went away. 



CHAPTER XXVL 

IV WHICH WB ABB AT A TEBT OBEAT DISTAKCB FHOX OAXHXrBST. 

• 

WiTHUi the precinct of the White Horse Tavern, and coming up to 
the windows of the eating-room, was a bowling-green, with a table or 
two, where guests might sit and partake of punch or tea. The three gen- 
tlemen haying come to an end of their dinner about the same time, Mr. 
Morris proposed that they should adjourn to the Qreen, and there dzink 
a cool bottle. /'Jack Morris would adjourn to the Dust Hole, aa a pre- 
text for a fresh drink," said my lord. On which Jack said he supposed 
each gentleman had his own favourite way of going to the deuce. His 
waaJmess, he owned, was a bottle. . . 

** My Lord Chesterfield's deuce is deuce-ace," says my Lord Maidu 
*' His lordship can't keep away from the cards or dice." 

. <*My Lord March has not one. devil, but several devils. He lovej 
gambl^, he loves horse-racing, he loves betting, he loves drinking, he 
loves eating, he loves money, he loves women ; and you have fallen into 
bad company, Mr. Warrington, when you lighted upon his lordship. 
He will play you for every acre you have in Virginia." * 

• "With the greatest pleasure in lifci Mr. Warrington I" interposes my 
lord* 



THE TtRGINIAXS. 



ITT 



" And lor ftU you? tobAeeo, and Ibr all jont ipio«s, and for all your 
ilftv**, end lor ali jrc^tir oxen and aaats^ tmd for ei^&rythi&g that is 

** ShaR wt begin w>w ? i^k jou are never withoctt a dioe-box or a 
fcoMJe lafiir* I itill ttt Mr. Warrington for what he Iike»/' 

*^ 0aleirliiaat#]f , mf lord, the tobaocoi and the alaycSj and Uie aases^ 
mA tlwoK<», if» not tQin«^ aa jtU I am jtiat of age, and my mether, 
I tveoty yean older, haa quite ai good chance of long Hfcr as I 



•• I wai hcH you that jroti iorviTe ben I will pay you a iuin now 
t Ibof tlsnea iba turn to be ]md at her death. I will aet yoo a fair 
r lllla table against the rt^vorakn of your estate in Yii^inia at; 
tfai fid lidy'a dapatttire. What do yea oall your place F" 
^•OHanpood/* 

** A fffiadfiality, I bear it it, I will bet that iti Tdne baa been eiag* 
i ItB llaitft at leait amoDgBt the quidDunes bere* How eamo you 
_ el Caatlewood ?■ — you are related to my lord ? O itay, I 

kttftiW t m y kdy, yoisr mother, deseends from tlie real head of Che hoase. 
Urn UA taa Imbg fid# in 'liftecn* 1 have had the vtc^ry a doien ymea 
from ttf dd Bttsbeia. £lbe knew your gmndfathor, He waa friend of 
Ariillwi nd Blultiy and Pope and Milton, I dare aay, and the bigwip» 
It if a |tity ba did not ntuy at borne p and transport tbe other branobof 
tlic ISwiIj la the pint] tat iu cm." 

'* I kafv joAt Vn I n flaying at Caatlewood with my oooain there/' 
MBO^eit Mr. WArriugtan. 
**IIni3 DM you play with hLmf Ho'i fond of pa&tc board and 



**ScTtr, but for ilspeiUMa and a pool of eommoree with Van ladiea.*' 
** ia nab the betttr for both of yon. Bat you played with Will 
filHnd if lk# Wta at kotnt F 1 will lay ten to one you played with 
WminrndP'' 

H«ffy Uashad, and owned that of an evemng bU ooueiq and be bad 

fBfliea at eardi> 
«* Aad f «n fiaaipictii, the ebaplain/* oHed Jack Monii, ^^ was be of 
w (ttiy f I wagvr that Tom made a third, and tbu Lord deliver you 

I Turn a&il Will Kimond lo^^^therr* 
"5ay ; tbe truth i«» I won of both of Ibem/' said Mr. Wairingtoo. 
** JUid tliey paid you f Weil, ndraelei will nt^vrr cease T* 
** I did out aay any thing abaut miracli^," remarked Mr. Ilarfy, 

rtr hii wine, 
* Aad yoii donH UU ta1e« out of echf)ol— and «o much the better, Mr, 
Wawimlu a F" faya my lord, 

if Mr, WarrinftoQ haa been to Khool to Lord Caatlewaod and Will 
l^mottd, yottr talua mmA k»t§ eoat you a prttty penny. Mnitn^t they, 
Mar^F 

** Moat tbay, Moriiar Mid a&y Wrd, ai If he oaty half likisd the 
•Ihav^a fauiliaiity. 

m 






Both of tbe two genU^/men \rero dressed nlik^, in em all ^cratdi*v^ 
without povd^r^ in blue frocks with ^la^Xa hu^lU^nA^ m Uuck^kins, mii4l 
rJdmg-boots, in litUe bi.ta witli a narrow card of laoe, and no out/vinl 
jBark of jaaliion. 

" I don't core for tcdoor j?amefi mwnK mj krd," saja Earrv^ iramin^ 
t^itix his wine i ^^ but I should like to go to N&wtaeurk&l, and long^ to Me 
a good EngliaJi huntmg^field/^ 

'* We ml! show ^ou Kfewmarkei nnd tbe bunli&g^licld^ sir. Can jMt 
ride pretty well?" 

"* I tbink I «ciQ," HuTj Kud ; " uid I «aiL shoot pretlf w^eU, mui 
j ump some**' 

^* W bat's jour wieight f I Wt you w« weigb tyen^ or I weigli most- 
I bet you Jack Morris beats you &t birds or a mork^ at dTe-imd-tweaiT 
paces* I bet yoa I jump farther than you on flat ground, h«£i8 lici tbk 
green.** 

'* I don't know Mr. Morris's aboottng — I neyer snw either genU«iBfla 
hefor© — but I tiike your bet*, my lord, ut what you please," oriaa Hmji 
who by this time was more than warm with Boiguudy. 

** Ponies oc each V tried my lord* 

''Done and done !" cried my lord and Harry together. Tbe young 
man thought it was for the honour of hia ooontiy not to be ashamed of 
uiy bet made to him. 

** We can try the last bet now, if your feet are pretty steady," said 
my lord, springing up, stretching his arms and limbs, and looking at the 
crisp dry grass. He drew his boots off, then his ooat and waistooat, 
buckling his belt round his wais^ «nd flinging his clothes down to the 
ground. 

Hairy had more respeet fur his garments. It was his best suit Re 
took off the velvet coat and waistcoat, folded them up daintily, and, as 
the two or three tables reond were slopped with drink, went to plaae 
the clothes on a table in the eating-room, of which the windows were 
open. 

Here a new guest had entered ; and this was no other than Mr. Wolfe, 
who was soberly eating a chicken and salad, with a modest pint of wine. 
Harry was in high spirits. He told the Colonel he had a bet with my 
Lord March — would Colonel WoKe stand Mm halves F The Colonel said 
he was too poor to bet. Would he come out and see fair play f That 
he would with all his heart. Colonel Wolfe set down his glas% and 
stalked through the open window after his young friend. 

" Who is that tallow-faced Put with the carroty hair?" says Jack 
Morris, on whom the finrgnndy had had its due effect 

Mr. Warrington explained that this was lieutenant-Colonel Wolfe, 
of the 20th Eegiment 

« Your hnmble servant, gentlemen 1 " says the Colonel, making the 
company a rigid military bow. 

'' Never saw snob a flgure in my life; " cries Jack Morris. << Did yon 
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■* X h»$ ^imr fttnloi), I thiak joa sftid March f - said the Ci>kDe1, look- 

^* I OS Hia E^ of Manh, sir, at Caianol Wolfe'fl sCTrioe/' said tK« 

bowin^^ ** Mj friend^ Mt. M^nrifij ii so iotitDiile with m% 

UtttMr^ wt5 Hit* quiU lilte bruthem/' 

Wbf It not Alt TanbriiijRro W«LU by to bear tbii f tb^ngbt Morris, 

Ami im mwM m> dultgtited ttiAt \m tboaM out ** Two t» mt cm toy 

hmdr 

** Don*!** «iilli <mt Ur, Wjutitigtoii ; >^ the G)t1im£i0sfcb Jmk was 
•Uif^ te err *' Uuoo I '' toa. 

** Takm UmK Oolimtl,** UaiTy whw|i«rt lo hi« frkod. 

Bm tkm Otiutwl Md h« ooald not alfvnl to Icwe, and Uteref^sfo Gould 
BoCln^ lo wn* 

**im^famhm^ wonotitof out beUnlroady, Mr, Warrbgtou/* my 
ldaf4 Mmek ramorkod^ ** I am taller ikati rou by an iaoH or twoi hut 
foit an b««ad«T rotmd tht> iboultiera*'* 

*^ Aiak, ajr dear Wilt ! 1 b«t you you wvifh hcw§ os mmh as he 
AmS'^iiiotioakMorTiii, 

**f)otia, Jaak!** uyi my lonlf Uus^hiug, ^'Tbe bete are all poutoi, 

KrUI yon laki In, Mr. Warring^tim f" 
**l!«^ Hf dtoMbw — n nil's mxmgh/* My i Jack. 
•* Tmf fMdy mf daar fellow," atiyi my lord ; ** aud now wa will wltlo 
Bktiiif olfMily axfayod Um»lf In kk teib «ilk iiookm^i, Ut^k mttin- 
iWiiOhiai «nd naatoat fannp, Hairy dSd t)«t oar« t*t tnku oA' biit sboei 
^fti Ilia ■atafooait had doao, wHoa* be«vy ridifi^-biiotA ami f*pur« wi^rtf to 
bo«0Vt Uttla oalaulatMl for loafiitig. Tboy bad bofore them a fim even 
gitiBtBff af aocaa thirty yaida in lengthy tnongh for a rim and eftongh 
iar o jitnipb A graval^walk ran arc»und thii ^rtcn, bc^yond whi^^h wa» a 
• falAiSBfOi hiariny tli» liitftuwrian Whita Horio 
two akilflat ptOfKr^ and fur matto tho aaaaa of the 
«f the aniAial d^tictad. 
My lonPa friend laid a handkarchicrf on the gitramd ma the mark 
whaum tlto laafan were to talco Uit^r jump, and Mr* Wollb ifeood at the 
other «ad ol ^ ffiai pial to ii«to the apot whuno oaah ease down. 
'^ My laid waal Jlnl,^ wrilao Mn Wcrtsngtou, in a lMt«r to Mra. Momi- 
teca, ai Caatlovood, Tirgmio, flUl aataat. *' lU wai for harin^ mo 
feakotkolood; hoi, foymuhijiiiig tho iiory about ih* BatUi i^f Ihntm- 
■of iviioh mw deonol Oootyo need to UiU I voyit^ * MoDfieiAn>«nT !e 
tirai la fnmam, i^^ mana {Jny/ 80 hij look Ui« run in hit 
■■d for llio honoTir of Old Vir^^iia, 1 hiid the jProfqftfeo/tVm 
•I hmbff bia kidiyp ipy mmm than twH> fret — vis., two foet eioe inobi>ft 
tiilitoe tooheay hy tha drawor^i maaiuTt^d 
l«rdall|i only oightoan ms~ I bad won from Idm about 
mf wtiflbi bolbre (wmoh 1 lamw tha mosant I eel my vye nfion hbn). 
60 ba a«d Mr* Jatk paid mo tbaae two hfiU. And with my boat duty 
t» By miiiiior aW wilt aol ho diapleioed with moi fot I MX %yc tM 

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honor of the Old Domitn(^n^ aitd my o|7pcm£itt was a DoUeman of tbeflhS 
qualitf , himself holding two Erldomns^ qjid heir to a Bnke. t Betticg: b 
l11 the rage here, and the bloodt and yaong fellom of fa^on bt« 
hettin g awny from morpiug till ni ght, • 

** I told them — and that was mj miflchief porhapa — that thefo was a 
gentleman at home who could h^at me hy a gtyod /mi ; and wheii thtj 
asked who it was, and I said CoL G. Washington, of Mount Yeraoo 
—as yon know ho oim^ and he^t tho only man in his ooonty or mine 
that oan do it — Mr* Wolfe asked me e?er so many qnestbns about CoL 
G. W*, and showed that he liad heard of him, and talked over last year^a 
unhapptf tompant aa if be knew eirery luoh of the gronnd, and ^he knew 
the names of all out riYeis, only ho called the Potawmao;PottamajeT'at 
which we had a good laugh ut him^ My Lord of March and>Hnglen!w^a 
BOt in the least Hi-humour about losing, and he and hh friendi handed 
ma notes ont of their pocket-booksf which filled. mine that ^vnts'^ka^ 
ve^y empty y for the taU^ to the servants at my Cousin Caatl«wood*s 
house and buying a hor^ at Oakhurst have very Dearly put mo on the 
necessity of making another draft upon my honoured mother ot her 
London or Bristol agent." . * - 

These feats of activity over, the four gentlemen now strolled out of 
the tavern garden into the public walk, where, by this time, a gr^ 
deal of company was assembled : upon whom Mr. Jack, who was of a frabk 
and free nature, with a loud voice, chose to make remarks that were 
not always agreeable. And here, if my Lord March made a joke, 
of .which hia lordship was not sparing. Jack roared, << 0, ho, ho I 0, 
good Gad! 0, my dear earl I 0, my dear lord, you'll be the deatii of 
me I " " It seemed as if he wished everybody to know," writes Harry 
sagadoosly to Mrs. Monntain, " that his friend and companion was. 
an£rll" . . . , .... m^\ 

There was, indeed, a great yaiiety of characters who passed. M. PoeQ- 
nitz, no finer , dressed .than he had been at dinner, grinned, and sainted 
with his ^reat laced hat and tarnished feathers. Then came by my Lord 
Chesterfield, in a p^arl coloujced suit, with his bine ribbon and atar, and 
saluted the young men' in his torn. . t 

*'I,willback the old* boy for taking his hat off against the whole 
kingdom, and France, either," says my Lord March. ** He haa never 
changed: the. shape of .that. hat of his for twenty. years. Lookat.it 
Thereat goes again I Do ypn see that great, big, awkward, pock-marked,- 
snuff-coloured man,- who hardly touches his clumsy beaver in reply.: 
D — his. confounded imj>udence--4o yon know who that is P " • »< •« i 

** No, curse him I Who. is it, March F " asks Jack, with an oath* 

*' If s one Johnson, a Dictionary-maker, about whom my Lord Chester- 
field wrote, some meet capital papers, when his dixonary was coming out, 
to patronise the fellow. *I know they were capitaL I've heard Hfony^ 
Walpole say so, and* he .knows all about that kind of thing. Oonfofand 
the impudent s^oolmaster I" • i 

"Hang him, he ought to stand in the pillory I "roars Jack. ^ J 



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'^That lit mmn Wi wElkiiig with u im&ttieT of yont writiQi? 
kU^in, — • ftriaterr^lus Etme b Hichard^qa ; h^ wrote * CluriBaa/ joa 

' ** Gnti btftftiif ! my lord, i« that the gri?at EtcbardMm f Is th&t the 
»MwlNi;wfoie 'Clariiiftf ' e&Ued out Colonel Wolfe and Mr* War- 
riiift t iri fa i breath. ' 

Bmrtf tail forward to Icmk at the old ^ntleman toddling along the 
Will wtUi ft trftin of ftdmiriD^ ladies »ur rounding him^ 

'M«lr«d, my ▼ery dma six/' one was sajing, ** you are too great 
•ad good to lire in tuoh a world ; hat surt you wer^ sent to teaoh it 




" Ab» aj Min MulfO ! Who shall teach the tcaohef ? '* aald the good» 
Iki old SMS, Tsiajng a kind, round faoe, akjwanU. ** Eyeu he hat hii 
laollv tad trrofs I Kwm hh age and expedenoe does not pn?Tent him 
ten atSQiM — * Hearen bleaa mj «onl, Mr, Johnion! I oik jonr 
pafdnn If I hav4» trodden on your oom/' 

** Vau havo doii« both, sir. You have trodden on the com aud roooircd 
Iba facrdw/' uid Mr* Johnson, and went on muniblin^ iomo Terses, 
to and fro^ hti oyt?» tiirn<?<l towards the ground, his handa be- 
kiflit aad oceattonalty cndan;:;ering with hia great atlck the honesti 
; 9ym nf hia eom]:)«ni on -author. 

" Thffjr di» BOt ikw Tt^ry well, my dear Mnlio," he mljs to the young 

dj, ** bttt inch aa they aro, I would keep my hih from Mr. Johnson's 
madg^L Ta«r •trra.nt, ur.*^ Ihrv he Toade a low bow, and took oif hb 
^1 t^ Mr. WanriaglOQ, who Ahmnk hmk with many blushes, lUter 
ttijotiBf Ui« ftaat antlior. The great aatbor waa aoi^ustomed to be 
aiartd, A gcntl«r wind never puffed mortal vanity. Enraptured 
g y J Mlt ra fl«&g teft*kaTcs round hinij and incenied him With the oofiee- 
f^t:«*llatiQiia kia^d the tli|i[H>ra they hud worked for him. There waa 
a kala ^ vIrtBa noiid Ida night^^ap. All Europe had thrilled^ panted, 
at^ilidt * tramblcd^ wept» oTer the pagc^ of thi^ inimortaj, littl««» kind, 
bMBMl aaa with tha round paunch, Harry come book qnm glowing 
mud fvond al ha?mg a how frum him. ** Ah ! " aaya ho^ ** my brd I am 
giftd ta have tevn him I " ' 

** Seen him I why, dnmmj^ you may tee him any day in Ms bhopi I 
msfpamf^ aayt Jaek, with a laugh* - * 

**lly bn»lliar d*oUired that ho and Mr. Fiolding:} I think, waa tha 
flflBW^ vert ll»e graattat geniuiea in Fogland ; and oflen uaed lo layi 
that wbtii we caaa ta Kuropri, hia tir&t pilgrimage would he to Mr* 
Biobardacmt*' ccriad Harry » alwaya impotuoua, honeat and tendeTt when 
W afwJia «f the d«axevt friend* 

•* Yawr brother tpoke liku a man^" cried Mr. Wolfe, too. Hi pale faea 
B to ^i Mi a io^dng ap. *' 1 would mther ho a man of genina, than a peer 

OKU la bii taste, Coloncd," aayi my lerd^ much amnted. 
** 1 f*^T rtiiiisiiafiB — I don*t mean any tiling peraonal^ — ralraaliei me, oa 



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** So it doei me — by gad — ^perieoUj refeeslif i ia&/* eiies Jack* 

** B& it does Jwfik — ^oti i^^it ftetuftllj refr^^ca lack ! X s^f» ^Mk» 
which would y<yn ratiier he ? — a fat old printer, who bat wrlttes a t^bnsf 
ahoxLt a oonfotmded girl aod a fellow that nuae her,— of m fMec of Per^ 
li&Qieiit wiih ten th^tusand a year f'" 

**Maroh— my Lord Marolj, do you take mft for a fool ^ ** MyiJttdc^ 
witk & tettirrul Toioe. " H&Te I done anythi&f to deaerre tkia UngiD^ 
frgm you ? *' 

*^I would rather win honour than honours: I would rathirr hwww 
g^nioa than wealth* I would mlher make mj name than inhenfc il^ 
though mj father'!!, thank God, is an houeat one," ^id the young Coloui^ 
**But pardon me, gfutlemeB^'^and here making than m hji^t^ s&lutaiko, 
he ran across tha parade lowarda a young and eldesiT Udy^ isil m gtt»- 
tteman, who w«re now advaixoing* 

*Mt ia the beautiful Uim L&wther. I Eentembar now," M^ys my lari* 
** Bee I he takes her arm ! The reprt ia, he h engaged to her/* 

** You dcm^t mean to Gay auch a feUow b ejn^^ed to any «f te 
liowthers of the North ?'' criee out Jaek. ^* Curse me, whjit ia Um wvM 
oomo to« with your printer^;, and your half" pay eusi^us, and yottr rKlTuwi 
Hkftiteni and your infernal nonsense ? " 

The Dietibnary- maker, ^ho hud shown, bo little defire to hsw ta af 
Lord CbesterJit^d, when that famous nobleman courteomly i ~ ~ 

was hure seen to taJio off hi« beaver, and bow almost to Ilia 
before a. £orid pe»onage in a large round hat^ with bandi «tnl 
wbo itiade his appearance in the Walk. This was my Lerd dtsbip] 
Salisbury, wearing complacently thu bhie riband and badge of tbe I 
of whioh Noble Ord^r bia Lord&liip was prelate. 

Mr, JohnGou stood, hat in hand, during the whole time of Mm i 
tat] on with Dr. Gilbert; who made many iiattering ojid 
remarks to Mr. BiehardsoUj declaring that he was tbe Sritpporterof vittais,, 
the pr teacher of sound morals, f^e main^stay of religion^ ol all wbkli 
points the honest printer himseif was perfeetly convineed. 

Bo not let any young lady trip to her grandfiapa'S bookaaM te 
consequence of this enlo^um, and loshiy take down ** Clariisa^* fni«a tlka 
shelL She would not osire to read the volumes, over whidi her pittltf 
aneestJi^sses wept and thrilled a hundred veara a^o ; which w^iw com- 
mended by divines from, pnlplts, and hdaaded all Dojopa o^vvr. I 
wonder, are our womati more Tirtnous than their grandmallietaft or ooljr 

ore squeamiahf If tha former , then Mi«s Smith of Xew Turk 1ft 
lertainly more uodist ^an Misa Smith of London, who still doea ttat 
iple to say, that tables, pianos^ and animala have lega. 0« ray fatthfti^ 
\ old Samuel Kiehard^on 1 Sath the news yet reaohed thee in Hudai^ 
thy auhHina novels are hnddled away m comers, and th^l mw 

amghters may no more read Clarissa tbonTom Jones? Go up, Samad^ 
and be Pccont?iIi?d with thy bmther Nsiht, wham in life thou dldat bala 
io. I wonder wb^^er a. ocntury honoe the Borela of to-^ay will b» 
Mddeu behind looks and wires, wl make pretty little Duode&a \ ' 



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•• Who h Tondrr t^wser permn in the litgk heajd-dreas of my grancl- 
wmhrnr^s timo, vho stopt and speaks to Mr, Riclisrdso'ti f ** aakcd 
Emrrft ft* * f»nla^call7-dres«ed l&dy i^me up, and ptfi formed u ouTtaey 
«ttd m coBipLiitieDt to the faowing- printer. 

Jack Uoirid ncrvouBly ^inirk 1 lurry a blow in tE^ side wltll tb« butt* 
Md at bit vhip. Lord March l^iu^bod. 

'^Tanifff qut'cr pvnjuti w my gmcious kioswotmm, 
INlotntl of Ikitcr and Qneenabeirj, at your ftervitri Mr, 
too* 6h« wu A bcftuty once ! Bhe ii changed now, i^n't &he P Wbat^ 
■B olA Oof^oa ii b t dh«} 1b m ^nftt pfttoitieas of yoar book-men ; 
ist tiltl {htffl|i wiA young:» tbay aotuiilly nuuie Torses dbodt 

Bui ^nttti^d bit frieniid ht & moment to mnke bis bow to tbf» 

flvii^liM. Uck Morris txplttiniitg' to Mr* Wnrduifton bow, at tho 

mj Lord of Marcb and Eaglen womM sacoced to hu 

I roppw,^ mya ffirry^ bimply, "Itis lotddiip ta bcT« in attoaidsooQ 
tlMMbdyr'' 

boMtinto a Imid lontch. 

Oyv*! vwytttnch! pxnetlyJ" jiays be* ** Why, my doar ftdlow, 

'i nma Ur siay y"U Im vcti't hfani nhnut the Httio (7ptni*clttn(ir.r?" 

•a bol lilklj ttTrir*-d in England, Mr* Morm»" imid Harry» with 

Dd 111 ¥if^t&, I owB, we bart? aot beard much about th<* 





' §9t ii», tbo wfiiYt about tbe little Op«ra-datiGvr n^T^r wmi 
, fir Hiv yoonic ni^n'it POJiTer«ation wna intwniptf^ ]'■ 
a enttisial cap«, and a hat by no meaua miliki? tbc^^e lovily ^ 

I hm^9 iHaracd into fciffiio a bnadfLd tcan after tho daU* of our 
LlilklavX* ^^ madv a profband utirtsey ta the two gmttcEncni mid 
[ Uicir ittlntation in relura. ^ht^ itopi>wl opposite to llnrry; she 
t htr hand raib^r t^ hit wgi>d(5rmeut : 
^•* IJ«?« ftm to aoou for];;t>tti>ri me, Mr. Warrington ? " sho said. 

Wtot Harry' a hat in an instant lie bt^rted, bliiBhed, itam^ 
«»d eaiUd fvtit Good lliiavvii* I ai if there had beisn any ci.>l4«ttiLil 
rim tb©ciV""'**'"^'^I It wat Lady Maria oouitt out for* wftlk* 
Bit bad not I' n^ about her. She waa, tf> lay iTEith, for th<» 

WMaamt M ttttt^ ^^^ ymtn^ gi^ntlufBan's mind that hi r sudden 

iSHStiy thera . i In thfr body atarU^d Mr. WarriiigtoQ*« 

IbiiilTln. aod cau»fa hm- ~ ^ hi^bea to crowd into bii ob«akjb 

So. Bii WW not urn of hi*rt A week ag?o — a Jfor, a 

I agfi it Mttn^U -hv would not havu bi^en tiurpriaed to ti««t 
. Aiiyaninfr ftism amidst darklbpr tihrubberiaa, gUdtn^ 
yri p q K;itrdan fc«n«'^' • " , I s . j^^ 

is bb dr»aiBV« all <1 

aoeBitoiiif4 to moft Ur* A wt. lo L.a*. A 

; afOt ood at tbt rmf iottant when ■ik^'^ji tUrro 

nv bar klcA amitiog oo blm^ And it him only Ufti iu^tda^^ UisX H^ 



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lore w^ itabbed and dfttn, and he not oxJj had Uft cit mqurmag im 
h.BTf but bad fargotteD ber ! 

"Ton mil cona© and walk with me a little?" abe sail, **0r 
would Toti Uke the mush bettF I daxta&j jqu. will Eke the miiaia 
b«t.** ' 

** Yon know,** iaid Hanj, " I dan^t t^tt about any moiie much 
exotpt"— lie was tidnking of the ETeniog Hjmn— " exoept of ywir 
plajing.*' He tnraed very red agoia as be apoke, lie felt ha waa per- 
juring bimself homblj< 

Tbe poor lady wq» agitated heraelf by the flntteT and agitatkn 
which fllit saw in her young companion. Gradoi3 Heareai! Gotild 
that tremor and excitement meaiL that ilie was mistaken, and that tba 
lad woA itill faithful P " Qive me jour arm, and let us take a iiti 
walk/' ihe said, waring rotmd a oartaey to the other two gentlemen 
** my Aunt is asleep after her dioneTt" Harry could not but offer tfat 
anUf and presa the band that lay against his heart, Maiia mada 
another £ne eurteey to Eany'a bowing oompaaiona, and walked off with 
her prize. In her griefs^ in her lageSj in the paina and angoiah of 
wrong and desertion^ how a woman rrmemhera to smile, cnrtaeyi care^ 
diasembla 1 How z^^lntely they diaoharge the social proprietiet ; how 
they hare a word, or a h^id, or a kind little spe&ch or reply for tha 
paasing acquaintance who crosses unknowing the path of the tragedy, 
drops a light airy remark or two (happy aelf-satbiied fogoe!), and 
pasaes on. Hepasaea on, and thinks : ^* That woman waa lather plaoiad 
with what I j^id* That joke I made was rather neat, I do really 
think Lady Maria looks rather faTourably at me^ and she*a a dsT'liah 
£ne woman, begad ahe ist^' O yon wiseacre! Such waa Jack 
Morrss'a ohaerTation and case aa he walked away, leaning on the ana 
of his nohle friend, and thinking the whole Society of the Wella was 
looking at him. He had made some exquisite remarks about a pu^ 
tioular run of cards at Lady FlnaMngton's the night beforei and Lady 
Hart a had replied graetQu^y and neatly, and ao away went Jock per* 
fectly happy. 

The alsnrd creature ! I deelare we know nothing of anybody (hi 
that, for my part, I know better and better every day)* Ton cnl 
Bmiling to see your new acquaintance, Mrs, A, and her 
family. Yon make your bow in the elegant drawing-room of Mr« 
Mrs. B» ? 1 tell you that in your course through life you are for 
putting your grtat clnmsy foot upc^n the mute inriMble wounda 
bleeding tragedies Mrs. B,'ft closets for what you know are st 
with skeletons. Look there under the sofa-cushion.. Is that m> 
Missy's doll, or is it the Umb of a stifled Cupid peeping out ? TV' 
do yon suppose are those ashes smouldering la the grate P^V^ 
likely a anttee has been offered up there just before you came in 
Idthfiil heart has been burned out npon a callous corpse, and you 
boldng Qsi the aitm dbiW. You see B. and hb wife t^eoeiTLng 
company before dinner. Oraciooa powers I Do you know that 






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il whkh ih« Wf'arn is n signal to Captain C.^ and thi^t he will dad 
iiti4tfr the little bronze ^hiikesfkcar an tha tnatit«ipicce in the 
r f And with all thiJi vou go op and any some iinGommonlj ne&t 
IklRg (u JOQ !»]]«y) to Mrt. B. about the weathiST (clever dog !)» or 
about lad J £/h la»t party (fashionaHe bnek 1), or about the dear 
tkdibvs bi Uia nni^ery (mtitmattDg rog^e f). Heaven and earth, mi' 
cood air, llow ean you UH that B. U not going to pitch alt the cliil- 
iivtt ^ot of the auratfj window thb very night, or that his Lady has 
Mi flndt ia affttngemeiit for kaving them, and ronning off with the 
Oipllia P How do you know that those footmen are not diagutjied 
laSiSi fi-^tliat yontler largo- looking butler (really a skeleton) ia not 
tW fmwnknkm'^ inanP and that there are not skeleton rotis and 
cnti^ftii ladcr Werj onr; of the oovers ? Ijook at their fett peeping from 
n^tf Us lafclteloth. Mind how you itretch out yotir own lorely little 
p^ IiNit you knock over a rib or two< Itemark tho 
1 volhi Eatteti&g among the llowera. Se^, the pale wind' 
hg elK<<a uliBiitlng in tha was-eandlea ! I know it ia an old atoir^ 
mii tMfm&tXbf that this prtaeher haa yelled vtmiiaM vantiettum fire 
faisdivd tinai btfc^re. 1 caaH help always falling upon it, and cry out 
wilk paftlrolar loadneai and wailing, and beoomje efpeeially melancholy » 
wkiA I Mt a daad lora tbd to a live lore. Ha I I look up from my 
4etkf MPDit Ilia itn«l : and there oome in Mr* and Mrt. D. from their 
w«llc ia JEeoaiiii^ Garde ti«. How sho hangs on him ! how jolly and 
ki|P|gr hm hekM^ aa th« children frisk ronnd ! My pcior dear benighted 
Hn, J}^ thtf la a Etfftnt'a Park at weU m a Kensin^on Gardens in 
Uia woirld* Qo in, foad wwtch I Smilingly lay before him what you 
kfiow io Mkm for di&Otn Show him the ehildren'a copies and tho re- 
pwti «C lliair naaftan, Oo with Mia^ to the piano, and play your 
mriitmdlt^* ?; and fSuioy you are bappyl 

Tlieiv I" ' i Moda taking their evening walk on the eommon, 

awaf lilMb ika f Uk^^c whiob ia waking up from its afti^r-dinner aieata, 

a04 ^HiHv 1^ paople are beginning to atir and the muBie to plaj, 

Wkdk ihm Bima Maria knowi Madame da Bernstein will waken t with 

tJla qtidlai abe muit be back to the tea-table uid the eards* Kever 

iicf^ il a minute. It may be my love ia dead, but hers is a 

la kntcl ovi:r tXio grave and pray by it. He certainly was 

»dC tlttaktD^ about her: ht» naa etartled and did not even know her« 

Tib va« hn^hiuL!: aiA talking with Jack Morria and my Lord MardL 

j;<ir than she. Nevermind. To-day it to-day 

_, „,, 1^-., Tliia moment i* oun* Come, Jet nit walk a 

ovur tha bratlif Harry* ^be will go, thuiigb ^hn fc«rla a 

-»^^if that he will tell bor all it over bi»tw««Ji tham, and 

r diik-lMikad giri at Qakhurst 



IM 




TifK TIBGnOiSfS. 




^ {he house where they took rot 
fiJl ? " sfif 6 Marit, ai thej 
thought I shonld have dU^ 
arm so. You know jou don^ 

**Tha people aco the t( 
met ia the world," crieji 
fiiend of tny mother ' 
Colonel Lambert is a m 
vice eveiywhere. Ho wi 
FkndcT% at Miaorcn* lio u 



CHATTEB xxrn, 

**Let me tiffar about tiiose eldJ*!*™ flhild, whom I saw mflning-ihooi 

d«ar boT^ Jtft^T Tour dt^^tdj&il 
mon. "0 tiint fall, Hwty! I 
,t ! Tou needn't squ»ete <m^ 

it, dearest people I hmvb ^fet 
rton* *' Mrs,, Lambert was & 
I Europe for her edoeatiaa* 
gentietaan, aod has aees wet^ 
with his l%<md fii^gimiBi^ in 
its Goidd be kmder than ihrf 
we« to me» How oan I show mj grai^imde to them ? I wsLct to nskte 
them a present : I fttu$t make them a present," says Harrj, olappi^ 
his hand into his pocket, which was filled witii th& crisp spoils of 
Morris and March. 

** We can go to the toy-shop, my dear, and bny a ooaple of doUs ftr 
the children," says Lady Maria. ** Tou would offend the paxoita by 
offering anything like payment for their kindness." 

*< Dolls for Hester and Theo ! Why, do you think a womaa is not 
woman till she is forty, Maria ?" (The arm under Hairy's hers gavs 
a wince perhaps, — ever so slight a wince.) '* I can tell you Miss Htster 
by no means considers herself a child, and Miss Theo is older than 
her sister. They know exer so many languages. They haTe mi 
books-— oh ! piles and piles of books ! They play on the harpsiohgriL 
and sing together admirable; and Theo composes, and sings songs of 
her own.'* 

<* Indeed I I sevrody saw them. I thought they were diildTCBi 
They looked quite childish. I bad no idea they had all tbesa petfeo- 
tions, and were such wonders of the world." 

** That* s just the way with you women I At home, if me or 6eoTg» 
praised a woman, Mrs. Esmond, and Mountain, too, would be sure t» 
find fault with her ! " cries Harrys 

'* I am sure I would find fault witii no one who is kind to yon, Hr. 
Warrington," sighed Maria, ** though you are not angry witb me far 
envying them because they had to take care of yon when you mn 
wounded and ill— whilst I — ^I had to leave you ? " 

" You dear good Maria ! " 

" No, Harry ! I am no^ dear and good. There sir, you needn't be 
•0 pressing in your attentions. Look ! There is your black man walk- 



TEE TIBOIXIAX^ 



i^ wUk a fOQiv of olher WTekh^t in ]wry, Tho horrid orcat urea are 
gmng to faidle tt the ten-gwcdexif and get ti|i£j Liko tb&if mastera, 
Tbmt dkindlkl Mr. Morrk wti pcrfucilf tiptf wbea I came tc» jtn, 
aaii fHiltitaad jqii tow' * 

**l imd jivi voQ gfi«t HU from both of thon, Whtit Bhall T buy 
te J0«t Ittf ^esroowtiP" And HaTiy Bwrsted the triumphs whit^h 
h9 In4 |ttfll adtivved. Ho was in high spirits : be laughed, he bogged 
a littli. •* Pbr tiie hanoiir of Virginia I waa determined to show thirm 
v^ jvatfittii: waa^'* he am4, '* WitJb m liltlt proGtice I think I could 
hai^twm hat haHa^,'' 

ram |iUaaad with tlia Tiotori«t of bcr Tnimg champioa* ^'^ But 
bawmv about play, ohiyt^' aha said. " Tou know it bath 
hemt tkm mm of our famiiy, Mr bmthrr Caitiewoiid* Will, on? poor 
hMkeTp wm loat Larl . ' aud herMif, thrj have aO been yiolima to 

il: aM§mm^ l^rd ^i ^ lk« iao«l dreadful gambter and tb« moat 

^l doft'l iBfitnd to ba afraid of hinii nor of lib friend Mr, Jack 
HoKfltt aiilhar,** «aji Maxwff agaia flaganDg tb« il " ' not? a, 

"« WWt4b JM plaf at Aunt Bcfnstein'i P C^bl>og(^, , bf%% 

, pUi^tiai, quadiiUa ? Tm zeod^ at any ui '^^m* Whtkt 

joii «nl to b^gtn now/* fiaid tlia pliantit^ Maria, <* You 
Ei'l fltts atevH vaUnng witk your poar oounn, SSot loa^ ago you 



' HajS IfiNitli ti jnotiif eonxlttt*' cried Mr, Earryf toeiiog'itp hia 
Bit & fmmg fidlow must hav^ bia ilin^ I " and ha itnittod by 
Mm fnlaat'a dda, eo&Jidcnl, Itappyi and eajier lor pleasure. Nut lonj^ 
af«» be did Ilka to walk ^ itb h^r. Only yciderday, h» hkcd ta be witk 
Tkm and IUat«'r »* I -nnd Mm* T^arobert ; but pkasure^ life» f^'aivty, 
tliia^ttira to al * R(mF]u^r» bad uImi their temptatiotii for Uta 

IttA^ vW micd u*u vLi^i uko oilter lads^ and did not cam to oalaolata on 
tftft iitd MJia m alara for tho murfibig. Wbilit ho a«d Ina oouitn 
wxra taXkiftf , tba fiddlca fTom tb# opvu orobaitm on tbo Pafada mada %■ 
grrax tttsiiif asd i^tMakagr* intparatoty to their mmd c^rcnjiif aooMrt* 
Mmmsb kftaar bar a«tit wta avaka a^n^ and tlmt ihn mu&t go back ta 
^■t dbnsy* lioffy nafar aakad ab«»ui that nlaTtfty, thouj^h be must 
hM9m kiewn it, b«d ha taken tl^o trouble to tliink* He Hi^var pitbd 
kli •aoiitt* lia waa nat iMekliig about lur at all. Vet when bia 
balcl kUn, ttm hnd bet^n %^oundi:d far more cruelly ^laa b« 
Ha had mmm aitr hert\ *mi of her th^ioj^htit which of ooiirw' 
^m imd had to bury onder ^ 3m U Ibe iviiy with 

hm mx* I know, vy daar 3 aiuk i^ba waa on old 

laol f Akl do ypit mt^fom iv la nofc o»v«r gttj hwir^ a» wrJI 

M jet or attbvaP Bear fr: . t oar eldorly friimme$^ |tni 

Miaart* «f a wvmwn ! Or parbafu ytni aro to §aod afld wlna that you 
4t»*t mtA oatalt at aU. Tbia I know, that tbtra ai^ kta <n»pa of 
mM m$B^ m wall aa aaHy batftateol them ; and (from ^baenii^xAvt 



I 



tss 



THK TIB0i:n\KS. 



.0@lf and iieigbboiif} I hftva an idea thftt the m^mm /^ua grows up to 
J the verj l&it dajft of tbe jeor.. 

like worldlf parento uiiioiis to get rid of m troubkaome uhild, i 

out to tlieir eyening partj, Madame Bem^tetn ft&d fiei' attend 

bad put the sun to bed, whilst it was us ftt lights And bmd diawit €be 
our Ui aft OTer it, and were busy about tbeir omds and their oaodla, i 
tbeir tea and negus, and other re&esbineiits. One choif aflir i 
laudod ladies ^ tbt £an>iiess*fl doar, mare or less paiated, p^li 
i1»rocaded« To th«M eame gentkmen in gala raiment M, Fodlfllllfll 
^atar was l^e largest^ and his coat the most embroidered of all prfciit 
Mr Lord of Mareh and Kugien, when be made his appearatko«, was fdla 
ebanged from the tndiriduai with whom Harrj had made aaqnaiBlaMe 
«.i the Wtiite Hotaet. His tight brown scratch was excbanged £er t 
meal) J onrled feather top, with a bag and grej powder, his jooke;-4lf9 
and leather breeebea replaced by a riah and elegant Frenoli stxiL Mf. 
Jaek Morris had just such another wig, and a anit of stnlT aa t^xm^aa 
po^ibie tieaembling bi£ lordship's* Mr. Wolfe came in att^ndanoe npn 
h'm beautiful miftresa, Miaa Lowther, and her aunt^ who bred oard% u 
tllL the world did. When mf Liidj Maria Esmond made her appeanscSf 
f»ertain that her looks belied Madame Bemstein^a aocount of hn, 
ler shape was T^ry tine, and her dress showed a gr^t de&l of iL Hear 
apUiKion waa by nature exceeding fair, and a dark friUed nhb^ 
^«la$ped by a jewel, round her neek, enhanced its snowy wMtenees., Hit 
cheeks were not redder than those of other ladies present, and the ima 
were pretty openly purchased by ererybody at the per^imery^aiiofa. 
An artful patch or two, it was supposed, added to the lustre of hiv 
charms. Her hoop was not larger than the iron contrivanoea wfaldb 
ladies of the present day hanu round their persons ; and we may pro- 
nounce that the costume, if absurd in some points, was pleasing alt^ 
|0ather« Suppose our ladies took to wearing of bangles and nose-ringf I 
[ daresay we ahouM lau^ih at the ornaments, and not dislike tliem^ and 
^loTera would make no difficulty about Efling np the ring to be ahlt to 
approach the rosy lips underneath. 

Aa for the Baroness de Bernstein, when that lady took the palm of 

^makitjg^ a grand toilette, she appeared as an »bjcet, handflome atillf and 

nagnificeat, but melanoboly, and even somewhat terrifying^ to behDld. 

Ton read the past in some old faces, while some othera lapse into SMf* 

meekness and content* The fires go quite out of some eyes, aa ^le cnrn^ 

feet pucker round them ; they fiaah no longtr with seom, or with angOV 

er bve ; they gaze, and no one is melted by their aapphire glances ; tb<y 

look, and no one is dazzled* My fair young leader^ if you are not ■! 

tperfi^ct a beauty^ aa the peerless Lmdamlra, Queen of the Ball ; if, at the 

end of it, aa you retire to bed, you meekly own that you have had bat 

two or tliree partners, whilst Lindamira has had a crowd itMnd het all 

gilt — oonaole yoursetf with thinking that, at fifty, yon will look m 

and pleasant as yon appear now eighteen. You will not have to 

lay down your oooah and six nf beauty and see another atep into it, wi 



L jooftelf tlifoiigli the real of lifei You will have to forego no lon^- 
. bomtge ; 70a will not witncis and own the depreciation of 
You win not iee fMhion foraake jour quarter ; and ri^maLia 
illdiii^ gloom and oobwebi withm jauronoo Bpleodid saloons, with pla- 
oa4M ia joor iad wmdows^ ^tmtf lonely, and to IttI- Yoa may uot have 
^jMi n B wny grftadfuuTp but you won^t feel an^ detertiOD. Yon wilj im% 
hsm. 4id^td sailUotiA, but ^ron will kairo esosped baiikruptej. *^ Our 
iMataNv** ^^ ^7 ^^ Che&terE«ld to his friend in a eoadd^atial 
vktsptTf of wliiob tbo uttorer did not in the least know. the loudness, 
*'fiiti IM in mind of Cor^nt Garden in my youth. Then it was the 
most cml •! tho town, aud iiihabited by the higliest fj^uihion. Now, a 
wMiammat^ hmat is a gaming- kouse^ or yo^ may go in with a friend and 
eaUlbralMllk.*' 

" Hij I n boiUe and a taTem an good things in their waf,'* says my 
lofi Mafi^ with a thrug of hit ihoutders. ** I waa not bom belbrt^ the 
G^yfgw aMM ifi, though I intend to live to a hundred* I n^Tor know 
lh# Bcrfiateia hul ai an old woman; and if abo ever had bt^auty, bang 
Bk9 if I kB«v biTW «ho ipcnt iL^' 

** 5o» Imhi; me, how did she sp^ad it f " laughs ont Jack Morrit* 

** BattTa a tahk I Shall we sit down and hare a game ?^DoQ't let 
the Otfan oomt in. Ho won't pay. Mj-* Warrington, will you 
tah* ft nti f ** Mr* Warring? ton and my Lord Chesterfield found tbom«^ 
itiirta {viiiirti against Mr, Morris and the Earl of Mareh, *' Yon bate 
mm§ tt» lat»t Bainm/' aayi the elder nobkooan to th@ other nyl»lc* 
IBaH wImi Vttt admidng^ '* Wo have mode our game. What, hare 
f^n tefpttoL Mr* Wanington of Virginia—the young gentleman wlioffl 
jVB bmC in Loodofi?'' 

'*Tba 70«ag gtntJ^nian whom I m^t at Artbur^s Chocolate HgaMi 
iMd Uaalc bair, a. liitlo oookcd noae, and was hy no means so fi>rtuoate 
fe ya pttanttl tfipeifSiiOo oi Mr^ Warrington,*^ ndd the Baron with 
wnA fgiaiftpt of mind. Warringt4>n, Dorringtoni HamngtonF Wo 
#{ l!bi aofttiiifnt cannot rataJn your insular names, I cErtify that tliis 
fUBHiwan M not tha indi¥idnal of whom I spoke at dinntir^'* And, 
giaaciBg kiadty npoa him, thd old Benu lidled away to a farther end of 
1^ ioottt wher« Mr* Wolfs and Misa Lowther were eugngtd in dec^p 
Uiilif fliin in the sfflbfianre of a window. Here the liaron tliought 
At %m H^s^gf iba licnttxiant-ColooGl ut>on tho Prussian manual ox«frci»0| 
whkk Ind tatdj hcaa in^^noed intu King Georige ll*'a army— a anb- 
Jact with which Mr. Wol^ was thoroughly famillarj and which no 
dn^ft wmdiL haf intareitod him at any other moment but that N«Tcr- 
iftalMi ^m old gdilkfQia nHai^ hla eritioisms and opinicma, mid 
jfci^gM W fa&0t]f dwiMd the tim parsons lowborn ha aommiiM- 
MiadtiiM. 

Ai tha aoQsaoaamaat of the tremng the Barooaat laatlfad her gueata 

', aad aa thay arrived oiifigad them in talk and introductory 

VnX la the rooma and ^bka flllsd, and tha |iarti*s were 

0^ M««i«tiMi lis Bacnatalii baaama more and mora raatlffaa^ aA& 



iiUbi 



im THE YIBGnfUKS. 



&Mllf reiTealed wilh three friends to hor own oomer, where a tiilil« 
■peeiAllr r&serv^d for her was occupied hj her Major B^^mo, And hete 
ihe old lady sate down re^lutelf, nerer diauging her pl^ce or qmttiai; 
hitT gain« till cock'crow. Tlie Dbai^ of reeesfiTiiig the eompAnjr d^volf^ 
now upon mf Lady Maril^ who did not care for earda, but dotifolly 
did the honours of the bouse to her &aut'& ^eata, tmd ofUtL nictM 
by the table where h«r yoimg ecrnsin w^ engaged with ids tkrt^ 
friends. 

*^ Come and cut the card^ for ti«,*^ caid my Lord March to her I^dj^ 
ship, fts she paired on one of h,p L yisits, *^ Cut the o&rds^ pad 

l^rirg Tis lack, Lady Muria I ^ bad none to-sight, and Mr. 

Warrington i» winning ererytbiL 

•* 1 hope you are not playing h .atty P" said the lady, timidly. 

'" O, no, only Aixy^ntsst" orifs »rd, dealing, 

" Only sixpences/' echoed iA . who wns Lord Hareb'a pertaer* 

But Mr, Morris must have bet.. , enly aliye to the yalae of «ix- 

penoef if the lose of a few sach ec dd make bi« round face look it 

divmal* My lord Chestertield te Mr* Warringtou, sorting bn 

lyarda* No one could say, by hat calm pliy&iognomy vbether 

good or ill fortune WM attending' hip iomahipi* 

Some TTord, not altogether indicative of delight, slipped out of Mf. 
Morris's lips, on which hia partner cried out, ^<Hang it, Morris, pl^ 
your cards, and hold your tongue ! " CoBaidering they were only 
playing for nzpeneea, hia lordahip, too was strangely affected. 

Maria, still fondly lingering 1^ Harry's chair, with her hand at the 
back of it, could see Ms cards, and that a whole oov^ of trumps waa 
ranged in one comer. She had not taken away hia luck. She waa 
pleased to think she had cut that pack which had dealt him all those 
pretty tramps. As Lord March was dealing, he had said in a quiet 
voice to Mr. Warrington, *< The bet as before, Mr. Warrington, or ahaU 
wedonWeitr 

« Anything you like, my lord," said Mr. Wamngton, veiy qoieCfy, 

^< We will say, then, — shillings." 

« Yes, shillings," says Mr. Warrington, and the game prooeeded. 

The end of the day's, and some suooeeding days', sport may bs 
gathered from the following letter, which was never ddiverad to tiie 
person to whom it waa addresaed, but found its way to Ameiioa in the 
papers of Mr. Henry Wazrington. 

TuKBBiDOB WsLia, Au^mH 10, 1756. 

Dsa&Gecnkgs, 

As White's two bottles of Burgundy and a pack of cards oon- 
stitute all the joys of your life, I take for granted that you are in 
London at thia moment, preforring smoke and faro to fresh air and fresh 
haystacka. This will be delivered to yon by a young gentleman with 
whom I have lately made aofuaiatance, and whom you will be ohanaed 



THE TIRGINIAXS. 



191 



He will jilaj with jqv^ at maj game for aaj stake, upUi mny 
' al the xdghu uui drink any n^a^onabb n timber of bQltit^t during 
the IiUy, llr. Wnmngton ia nu ather tlian tlie Fortunnte Youth about 
wJMi w» nanjr »torjcs Imve been told iu the Public Advertiser and other 
pllftli» B^ b«i an QitaiA iu Virginia tm \dg as YarkakiiYg with tha 
iMKSlMiaM of a mothvft tbe reiguinf SoveraigiL: but, as the eouDtc^ 
u imwMtmmef and Uvn* p\^niii\i\, kt ui hope ibat Mn. Eamond 
vill dM toimf and If-ave tlan ¥irtut>u» hid m uudisturbed poise^ioa. 
Shm ti KUJii uf lUut polUion ot a Coiillewoodf who itevcr pujs bii 
plaj^dobUt ^tiic's$ liu 1:1 motQ hononrvkhh in bia dealing s with jou 
ibui 1m hit befit) with mi^. Mr* W. Lt fiir £i»»iji? rrre«. We must hairi> 
lUtt «f •« ioeietf, if It bo otily tJiat 1 may win my muBoy back 
nwfli litiBu 

H# lua kad the dirnTfr luck her«, afid baa betn wiiming avarytbing, 
«iiliikia«li efenUjtlajtDf balda^m of asi atmi baa baaa locij^ A lew 
lagOp wtoi I finl bad Hiq ili-ltUQk to Jiiak« bia acqiiatiilMict, be 
i Ma ta Jii0i|diif (ham^ practiMMl tlio art auoogvt tbe Mvagoi) and 
torn btan i» hi» nattvv wixxli) } he woa buti of rae and 
Imtk, Mama about mj w^tght ; and ftt ni^bt, whoa we sal down ta Ithny, 
sfc aid BanUlai]i\ ba won from oi uil round, II ^on can «>ttl(» our (aat 
~ i t*0iinl^ plemso band ov«r to Mr« WarMftan £3aO, whi^b I Miiil 
JBp aftarpaUj well omptpiu^ my poeket-boak. Cbi-' -' - ^ ^ ii 
I aim Jkmilrad lo bim, too ^ bat liia lofdabip doet not v .« 

It Jfcaomi having iwcrru to ^iw u|> phij* and live doanJj, J u* j^ Jiurrin, 
wh0 Im* mC been hit at hafd «i» either of utf and uau aflTt^nl it ^uita at 
mAt te 1^ f>t ohuS* baa do btmaM nor Irmm to ka^p up, and all baa 
bibar'a xontiaf in band, tciata tika a boll of Batban about 
tj; rm pelH comii^^ and niirbeau 
'in. Mr. Warriri^'Wii btdd* bU 
our biaii; 
^odiaeiilkj 
, and Mj^if 
uuan* 111 J 
itim kuQwmg to a f^tiaa 



* 



Wa bad a taeond 
lit a fair ditmm ht m i 
I liba a i;mitl«iii>iit and huul 
i«l tia vbiola pkM doM, for u^i Y^ 
M iliimiii, baiwnw I wok 
I i«rim iMT, hmaxm I > 
ay OMbM«fa*bji 
«bat0bMtar4abla&: 






tti A mMi* 



t and siQiio ftt ibt 

a tora bitn to |iio«w. 

Milt of my vu-i-vk, bud uudar my 

nviu^ to Ffmabunt, and 1 have &o 

r rf^ Ihii, Ha abot Jadt Morria all lo 

*ry bim witii {ifl^tcidfaa whan tbo 



Ba ii a finiamalfl faU«W| oattainly. Ha baa youtb (which i* not 
4$ hH^^ by tvU MUfadi m Yoviiita, a« oun im in lui|{l«nd), bw Jma 
^aad baaltb, fwid lnubst MuA g««& ^4^ek< 

la a wd, Mr. Wtanmpm hm mm our monif in a wff 

r ; aadp aa I hism bin, «iid mUi to wia aona of it 



m 



THE VIEGINT.iK3. 



flgUD, I put him tiodcT jonr worahip's saint! j guaiiiiiiiulup. Adieu! 
I mi going to ih& ^ortb, mnd ihsJl be biu;k for Doncaster, 

Yours ©Tcr, deair Get rge. 

To GeOTije Aiig^ftuji Sel^^yn, Eflrj., *t White's Ciuw?i>Iflte Hflas«v 
St. Jameses Street. 



CHj 



CTin. 



Ottb f oung^ Tirginl&E found hin 
bridge WelLs^ by far the most impc 
wateriisg place* No uobieman ia 
My Lord Biahop af S&Lisbur^ h 
respeoL People timed round te 



fter two or three days at TuJ»^ 
personage in that merry littk 
lace iufpired so mucK cunoaitj. 
. was ftcarce treated with moie 
after Horry as he 'passed, and 
eoimtiy folks startd fit him as they came into market* At tl ■ r -10% 
matrons encouraged him to oome round to them, and found meaaa to 
leave him alone with their daughters, most of whom snuled npoa him. 
Everybody knew, to an acre and a shilling, the extent of his Virginiin 
property, and the amount of his income. At every tea-table in tlie 
Wells, his winnings at play were told and calculated. Wonderful is the 
knowledge which our neighbours have of our affairs ! 80 great was the 
interest and curiosity which Harry inspired, that people evea smiled 
upon his servant, and took Gumbo aside and treated him with ale and 
cold meat, in order to get news of the young Virginian. Mr. Gumbo 
fattened under the diet, became a leading member of the Soeiety of 
Yalets in the place, and lied more enormously than ever. No party wis 
complete unless Mr. Warrington attended it. The lad was not a little 
amused and astonished by this prosperity, and bore his new honours 
pretty well. . He had been bred at home to think too well of hiimiflfy 
and his present good fortune no doubt tended to confirm his self-satis&e* 
tion.' But he was not too much elated. He did not brag about his 
victories or give himself any particular airs. In engaging in play with 
the gentlemen who challenged him, he had acted up to his queer code of 
honour. He felt as if he was bound to meet them when they summoned 
him, and that if they invited him to a horse-race, or a drinking-bout, or 
a match at cards, for the sake of Old Yirginia he must not draw back. 
Mr.* Harry found his new acquaintances ready to try him at all ithete 
sports and contests. He had a strong head, a skilful hand, a firm aeat, 
an unflinching nerve. The representative of Old Virginia came <^ very 
well in his friendly rivalry with the mother country. 

Madame de Benistein, iidio got her fill of cards every night, and, no 
doubt, repaired the ill-foitane of which we heard in the last chapter. 



THE nUGINIAKS. 



delighted with her Eephow^s victodes and nputatiqa. Ho htl 
with Jack Morris and heni him : h& hud ridden a itt&teh with Mr, 
«jid won it He pkjed tennit with CapUla Butte, imd, 
tiw lioj Ikftd never tried the ga.me befoF6« in tkhw do^ys he hdd 
Ui iNpa KHWDittoalj w«U« He h^d engag^ in plii|^ with thojit oele- 
ImM giBiiittft» mj Lords of Chesterfield and M&roh ; and the j b^th 
toft uH^imy U ld» eoolaeas, gallmitry, and good br«edin^. At hb 
bpoki B8IT7 WM Dot hnllitint eeftalnljr : but he ooyld writcii^ well aa 
• fiMl mttol^ef 9f ntea of f&shion ; and the nmfe^ of his lgiir>r&iiQO 
■naid Hie old ladj. ilie hod read booki in her timc% and oonld t&lk 
Wf viU iboat th«Qi with bookiflb poopk ; she had n reUftb far humour 
wad, W%hl»d in Moli^re tnd Mr, Fielding, hut »ho loved the world far 
I w UCT lluui Um library I and was ncv'er lo iotereited m any noyal hot 
Ihtti ibi would bftYO it for a game of oardi* 8be »uperit:Lt«&ded with 
Ibod pliMiira liio ittiproreinvnla of Hany's toOette; mmmftgvd owt Aim 
lMi# te yi lUttee and bhirt ; and found a pretty diamond -btooeh for 
kla MJ* H# attained the po»t of prime favourite of all her naphewi 
UnI ld«*4TfV' 1 fear Ladf Mana wai otilj too well pkuid Bt Qm Jad'l 
wmammmi tad did not grudge him hii mporiotitj ovtr km bfoUmi: 
Ml ihmm (gtaSikmm mmt havo qaaked with imr md lOTf when thof 
htafd of Ih. Wmi&gtoa'a prodlgioQi la goflw i i, lod the adfsaoe whloli 
h$ htA mmim m thalr weailhy auafa favoiir* 

a fetalfht of Tunhridge, Mr. Harry had become quite a 
Bo know all the good oompany in tho place* Was it hia 
ftali Uk0 became aeiiaatiitod with the bad likewise F Waa h« Wf 
wwtmmm tdtlog Iho world aa he Ibttnd it, aad diioklaf Ifon that twMl 
MtUl^f pl i aeia to*oup, whieh wia llllad to han to tho hrls? Xh# 
wd MBi aajoyed hit trinmphat asul for her wot mlf hidii hifii fttmit 
Ui mj/tfmxsktM^ She was not a riforotif old Buwallati nor, perhifM^ m 
prt!oe|)lr<!aa for youth. If tho Oattarioa wrote hliB 
I hif Atmt Beniitoia woold hato hailo him aoaepi tiM 
h«tt tho had had hfonght with hna fggm hat 
of aedcity» which ho ittU wmo along with tho ] 
iihrrtsniam waa rare la Ihoat Ihlftlf ^poeflod fogiooa Ipmb whkJl 
I* Tho Tteoi of gnat Mm wora ««afto haowa or pntoHoid in 
lowiia of tho Aaoiioiii Coaliso&t Banj Waniafloo 
hha a pd at tho daiuif latk of hia new Kmofoia avodatoi ; 
dm*m ooDTonatioii ani jelcai oolMiftM tho je«iif 
TlifiBhw, m tl«l tho wodiUy oid wootia woaEd eall hisi i«i«pi^ m 



h^ bowoTvr ianoectil ho waa, tho world f»fo htm ccodit to belnf 
ao bod as gCic* r fi^ikt. If ow waa ho to ki»ow thai he was aot to omo- 
wkh that may Catlaniia^ Bo Indaen mf iofd March dHttiif 
la hia lonJayj^o ghitan. Qcrtj llMafbt llMfo woe BO hmo 
bfifiaf her hia ara^ and poyodiaf Ofoty with hor aa tho fahlie wilfeiw 
Ao look a tooj to a triaket u tho lepbof ; ^b^ m hh poehola woro 
UolwMXf >» v«« itol%jhlodbi mako horaftMDlofthohMfail 



194 TlIE VIEGDriAlfe, 



vfhhh fibe coTcted* Hie neit day it wna % pieces of l&oe : u^m Htnr 
gr^tiBed ber, Tha next day it was a^t^ihing eke : there wa* no ^nd to 
Ha<l&in Cattan&a's faneica: bat bef« tbe young: gentleman Etappc^L, 
turning off her ref|ne«t witb ft jok^ Atid a laugb. He waa skne^d 
cnougb| «nd not reckless or ^rodigul, thoiij^h g^neroos. H« had iia ^m. 
of purcba^itig diamoud drops fgr the petulant little lftdy*t pretly eftra. 

But who waA to gire him credit for hii modesty P Old ikruittia 
tijsisted upon btlievisg that her nephew was playing Dan Ju^u^i pait^ 
and supplanting tny Lord March.. 8he inaitted the tnore ^hen pose 
Mariik was by ; loving to stib the teudc-^ heart of tbut spioaterf usL 
enjoying her niece's pitcou» ailenoe and scomfiture. 

" Wbji my dear/* says the Barone&«> boyf witl be boys, and 1 49aH: 
want Hatry to be the first milksop k t family I ^' The bread whidi 
Maria ate at her aunt^s expense ehc^^^ her sometimes. O lue, b«»v 
hard and indigeetibk some women know bow to make it 1 

11 r. Wolfa was for erer ooming oyer am Wester ham to pay eotot to 
tb« lady of hh lo^e ; and, knowing thai le Cobnel was entirely engiifed 
in that purfluitf Mr. Warrington toarecij expected to a&o much «f bim« 
however much he liked tbat oiEoer*a oonTersation and society » It wm 
different from the talk of the ribald people round about Harry, Ur. 
Wolfe never spoke of cards, or horses* pedigrees ; or bragged of bit 
performances in the hunting- field, or boasted of the favours of women; 
or retailed any of the innumerable scandals of the time. It was ml a 
good time. That old world was move dissolute than ours. There was aft 
old king with mistresses openly in bis train, to whom the great folka of 
the land did honour. There was a nobility, many of whom wece mad 
and reckless in the pursuit of pleasure ; there was a looseness of words 
and acts which we must note, as fidthfiol historians, without going into 
particulars, and needlessly shocking present readers. Our young gentle 
man had lighted upon some of the wildest of these wild pe^e, and had 
found an old relative who lived in the very midst of the rout 

Harry then did not remark how Colonel Wolfe avoided him, or wWft 
they casually met, at first, notice the Golonel'a cold and altend 
demeanour. He did not know the stories that were told of him. Who 
does know the stories that are told of him ? Who makes them ? Who 
are the others of those wondrous lies ? Poor Harry did not know tko 
reputation he was getting ; and that, whilst he was riding his horse and 
playing his game and taking his frolic, he was passing amongst many^ 
respectable persons fov being the most abandoned and profiigato and 
godless of young men. 

Alas, and alaa! to think that the lad whom we liked so, and who was 
so gentle and quiet when with us, so simple and so easily pleased, shonld 
be a hardened ^fligate, a i^ndthrifi, a confirmed gamester, a 
frequenter of abandoned women I These stories came to worthy Ooknil 
Lambert at Oakhurst : first ono bad atory, then another, then crowds of 
them, till the good man's kind heart was quite filled with grief and 
oarei so that his familj saw that something annoyed him. At first hsi 



THE viRaraiAXS, 



m 




liiivld CNil ipttk on the matter at aU, ftod pttt aiide the mfe't foii4 
Lnabezt thoaght a ^r^t mi&fbftime hod happeat'd ; tkat 
i rtimdd ; Ibat he hiid bwa ordered on il dtngitotii 
tkaft one of tlie bojs was 111^ dii^iced^ dead : who eoa fujtt 
«• mTJiwif Wttmiii or MCftpe the crow-exam in a tioa af tht oonjugi] 
ptQovf Loi^irt «ma «bligod to tell « part of vhat h« kii«w aliotti 
llaiTj WtffTiBgtaii. The wife was at tnuob frieved and amaEed os her 
bttabaad bad httn* Froni papa's and mnmma's b^d-reom the griefs afUr 
hdmg itifl^d to a wftRe iiadt^r the bcd^pUtowi ther^t oome dowti*«taTn » 
Tbm waut UjmAtft toek th« oom plaint after their pareotSf and had it toty 
ImiL kllldi liltltf Wtmndod heaita f At lirst Hester turned red, ikw 
laiif fi«gl IMisoOr denchod her little fiiti, iUdd Timed the would dot 
t ft wnl of th« wiaked atones ; but the ended by helieving tliem. 
I alMoal ilmtft doea iitast«r people ; eBpeoitLlI 7 g&ad and inaeccTit 
0, tko MtpWl tls^y ti«cl iiur«ed hj their ^re ! 0^ the wn^lobedf 
htf\ To tliizik of hi« walkbg abeut with that horrible 
I fVvBeliiraraaii, and giviog her dianiond neeklacei, and pajudlvg 
I balm all the aodeij at tJi« Wella I The ijiree ladita harinf 
jr, and the fattier bdng di>epty maved bf it, took tha 
«otiAd«not, In vain ho fm&tkei at ab^rah n^st 
' Ul Ibfooili larraofi aboitl aoandal^ aad iiiv«ig1)»d agvinit oar 
to likk «tll. Wt feptnt ; «« (iiomiai fte do t» no moro ; 
t til* stsi bad ator^ oonei about our n«i(^b0iir wd believe it, 
kind, wretl^h1^d OfUihitret folki bvlievo what they hoard 
I fmf Harry WsrrinMton. 
HsfTT- Wanii^a mennwbilo w«a a gpeat deal too well fdcsiad with 
Uaatlf to know bow ill Me frifada wera thinking of bim, and waa 
|ir*'4^ m rmj Uh and j^aaanfc, if nnprottAbla, Isle, without hatini^ 
tbt kait ftotton of the buhbnb bis was seating, end the drradfnl ropnte 
in ubiib b^ wna hM hf many good men* Cf^minf out frmn a nrnti^h 
adiOBaa wiftb Mr. Batta, and pleaaed with hb play and oil i\ns world, 
Banj ifVvHook Colooel Wolfci who had \H'^n on one of hia vitita to tho 
}a/if if bia hmiL Harrr held ont Mm hand, which tho Cobncl taok% 
b«l ib« Uttrr*a Mlntatlnn was m oold, that the young man oonld not 
ktUp laMiilngt ii, and eapeoiallj noting bow Mr* Wol&i in n<turn fur a 
§am bMT htm Mr. Batte^a bai. eoiroelj tonebed hb own with hi« hro* 
iflfv. Tbt tinaitOa]ftiiawaUcad awB|r looking inr ir)rio<;rtiHl, 

Baopf fHiiiifftf bdfibd to talk with his friend ^ i4m* Mr^ 

Wolii wnlkad bj bim fa n wfaiU, rmry creot^ iiknt, iuiil i^okL 
^ t bsfo nol aeen jo« tfaifi many dap/' eaya Harry. 
** To« bnva bad uiho' ooBpaiiicini^'* ramntka Mr. Wolfi^, mirtly. 
^Bot I bad ratber bo wttb jon than any of Ui«m/* orkt the youn^ 



*' Ijyimd I misbt bi batte oooptiny for yon than eomo o| tiiiBj*' 
«yaUiuotii«r* 
^ la H CbfiliiB DMi yM M«n P " asked Harry . 
**II« b no fafyncilt of mkm I own: he b^ a tnaaally Ti>^UVtA^ 



196 THE nRGI^^U^^S, 



whcD he was in the ftrmy^ and I doubt h^ not mended it Eince hm vms 
turned out, Tou c&rtomly tm^ht find a better Mend than C^pcain 
Bat^. Pardon the freedom wbioli I take m «ajiiig so/' siijs Mr. Wdle, 
grimly. 

^' Friend I he ifl no friend: he only teacher me to fiUy tennis : be ia 
liaiid-in-glore with my lord, imd all the pfople of fa^sou h^BTB wbo 
pUy." 

^* I am not » man of fashion /* say« Kr. Wolfe* 

" My dear Colonel, what h the ™ <»*+'»- ? Haro I angered yon in any 
way ? Yon ipeak almost as if I 1 d I am not consctQUS of haTin^ 

done anything to forfeit yonr rega id Mr. Warring^n. 

" I will be free with you, Mr. V ton," said the Colond, grd^y, 

" and tell you with ^ankness t like some of your fHejida^** 

** Why, sure, thoy are men < rank and fashion in EngljLB^^" 

dies Harry, not choosing to v'ith his eompanion's bluntD»& 

** Exactly, they are men o ink and too great fashion for a 

bard- working poor soldier bsc 1 ^ yon ^^ontinne to lire with 

anch, believe me, you irill find s of us humdrum people <aui*t 

afford to keep £uch company. I mu. .^^.xa, Mr. WarriQ^n, paying my 
addresses to an honourable kdy, I met you yesterday openly walking 
with a Fronch ballet-daneer, and you t<>ok off your hat* I mnat franklr 
tell you, that I had rather you would not take off your bat when yon 
go out in such company." 

*< Sir" said Mr. Warrington, growing very red, '< do you mean that 
I am to forego the honour of Colonel Wolfe's acquaintance altogether ? " 

**1 certainly shall request you to do so when you are in company 
with that person," said Colonel Wolfe, angrily ; but he used a word 
not to be written at present, though Shakspeare puts it in the mouth of 
Othello. 

'* Great Heavens! what a shame it is to speak so of any woman!" 
cries Mr. Warrington. '* How dare any man say that that poor creature 
is not honest P " 

*' You ought to know best, sir," says the other, looking at Hairj 
with some surprise, *' or the world belies you very much." 

** What ought I to know best P I see a poor little French dancer who 
is come hither with her mother, and is ordered by the doctors to drink 
the waters. I know that a person of my rank in life does not ordinarily 
keep company with people of hers : but really, Colonel Wolfe, are you 
to squeamish P Have I not heard you say that you did not value birth, 
and that all honest people ought to be equal P Why should I not give 
this little unprotected woman my arm P there are scarce half-a-dozen 
people here who can speak a word of her language. I can talk a little 
French, and she is welcome to it ; and if Colonel Wolfe does not choose 
to touch his hat to me, when I am walking with her, by George he may 
leave it alone," cried Harry, flushing up. 

" You don't mean to say," says Mr. Wolfe, eyeing him, ** that you 
don't know the woman's character P" 



TEE YOGlKliyS. 



m 



a bcr MgrlilMran. liut I me«ii to ttj tlm, Iia^ di# bm m dooktt, 
^ yottr pamismtto, I couldn't Imvv 



r(Ki^oB^I«icttiitowjtha& vmidM sot mi ha aiMm, fnm haH 

^AiwiMtt** 

**Al dbt. iroa Lot^d Mudi* EvefxMf knoww thm itorf. Bill a 

m at t^ Wf Qfl It igaoraal of iL I heard it bol dow, in tha 
ifaDy of that foo4 <>)<i Mr* Eiolisrdwn, and the UMm wan Mjiag 
at*jMimild b» aehtvaotar for a ool^nial loralaM.** 
«^ Wkrtao tartli aba hmv% tlirf laid ftlmt racf "* a>kcd Btftj War- 
liflDS $ aftil laeb ttaries as he kz&^w the €alM>el told, TKft OMit 
J aacoinkti of his qwh vieked»eM and prdHgacj were laid beioca 
hiai, tia vaf a aoffis|it«r of firtoe, on habitoLl dnudcBrd and fmaeilarv 
a aaiiria Ba M a if th M n e r and rr««thtiikcrj a fitting eotapaoiaa lor mj Lead 
3faf«h, ^flalljf and tlict cempanj inta vhote loei^tjr ha had faUea* '* I 
tail 7«ii lh«M thingt/* ioid Mr. Wolfe, ''booaa« it ia £ur that jr«ii 
•hoaild toaw what it aaid of jmi^ and btaaata I da iaMtUjr htlim^ 
teni jo« Bafiibcr of izicif<tiof the last ohtrft htomght afaiait joa, thai 
foQ av« ia&oeeal oa most of the oth«f oaoiUa. 1 feel, Mr. Wsciaiftati, 
thai It lir COS, hiT« beea ddiig 3^0^ a wnmg ; and ■ineerelj aak ^au la 

Harff waa aager la aoeent hit firiead*! apolegf , tad fhef 
viHi tiaaafa oardialitjr thta time* la rHpaet of tiMt id^im 



Oi 



hrfmgiit afainst him, Harr^f r<butit*d th»m eaailf vaagh t M 
for th« plijv ha o^waed to tL IT« tbxiiight that a gtatUaaait ihoaU a«i 
ftfoai a b^ chaUaofe ftvia other gcmtlestieii, if hte laeaa* aDom4 his: 
aatd ha aatir «a«y plaj bapod Ida meana. Alhnwkmlti^mmmimMf 
at Hull ha aoold afford to plajr largt ttahci, Ut he waa idajfiaf wilh 
alhar peo|Jt*p noaer. Fla? ha thoiight wa« fair,— it carlaialj waa 
|aea»eat, Whj, did nat aU Eaglaailf axcapt the MethodtaU^ P^J^ 
Hadhaantfcen tlie bast ecffltfaitf at the Welle avariha eardi^hie aaat 
aaancat thea ? 

Mr. WoUa mado no isaiiiadiata aom»ait apoa Han/e ofriaifm ■« lo 
ihm pafioRi who Conaed the beet aompaoj at the WeQa, bat he fmuhlj 
tBihe4 with the ftmkg mm, whoae own &«akfitai had woa hiia, end 
warned hlai that the life he wai Itmling might be the pleeaaateet, hai 
i^r.i1r wai a«( the m»^ predtable of Huk ** It caa*t H iir/' aaid Iha 
I, ** that a man ie to pajia hb da/t et hane-iadiif end teaslaf m4 
^'hte aaramiaf or at eardi. Sure, ercrj man wei made ia da aiiaa 
and a gfHtlfiBMi if ha hae non^, mttii make MMlIt* Bo Jou 
' - »--* of jour ommtsj, Mr, WarriRjrt*^ F Mnn • great 
will daubtlefB ana daj W a mJ4n«tjBte at borne. UaTv 
trk\ eimt QT«r the oanaliT, and made juurMdf ftc<|Qaiated with ite 
tmifm aad maztalaetarca F fhciu are fit thifi|ti for a gealWaiaii to 
atedf • and nay omq^T l*^ m ^«^ » ^ cock%bt or a eriakat "»^ 
lM» jirti haaw tftjUii^ «f Mr ^^vUmUm f That, fti Uail, jva, nm 



T*»ti 



I9S 



THE TTBGDCIiOT. 



allow la ft nobk oa© ; and, btlieT© me, there is plefi^ in it to leanj, 
»ud Bnitadf 1 should think, to you, I £|>e&k of it lather thttn of hobki 
and the learned profesducs, becauset ta far aa I can jmig«, your gesJni 
doe» not lie that war. But honour ii the mm of life,** ccied Hr* 
"Wolfe J " and cTcry man can sf?rTe his oonntty one way or the other* 
Be sure, eifj that idle bread h the most dangerons of all that is ««Sai, 
that cards and pleasure mtxj he taken hy iray of pastiiue aflef H^o^ 
Inzt not inalead of work^ and all d&j. And do jou kooWj Mr. Wairittf^ 



tosi, inatead of hein^: the Fortnt 
I think jou nre mther 'W^arring. 
by daily idleness, daily flattery, di 
«end you a good deliverance out «' 

Harry did not like to t«ll 1 r- 
looked SD gtare. He thought la > 
joliy fiiUowa at the ordinary iri 
meant not to play in the ew« 
annt^s table, and how eonld h( 
eereral times during the night, \ 
f un? ; ' and once more he saw too «-. 
champagne at suDriae. 



th, aa all the irorld ealb jon, 
Onluoky, for you are follovtd 
iptation, and the Lord, I sty, 
:ood fortune. '* 

that Qfternoou why it was h« 
lot drink, but there wi^re 5on» 
A the bottU round; and ht 

a fourth ^wu9 wsjited at hii 
He was the old lady^'s partner 
9kd Somebody's own luct ts he 

find feast^ on ehi^eaa end 



CHAPTEE XXIX. 



nr WHICH HAKET COKTKfmCS TO E>'JOT OTIXm SINE DIG2?rLLXE. 

Whilst there were card-players enough to meet her at her lodgings 
and the aasembly-rooms, Madame de Bernstein remained pretty con- 
tentedly at the Wells, scolding her niece, and playing her rubhor. At 
Harry's age almost all places are feasant, where you can have liTely 
company, fresh air, and your share of sport and diyersion. Eyen aU 
pleasure is pleasant at twenty. We go out to meet it with alacrity, 
speculate upon its coming, and when its Tiait is announced, count the 
days until it and we shall come together. How yery gently and coolly 
we regard it towards the close of Life's long season I Madam, don't you 
TecoUect your first ball ; and does not your memory stray towards that 
happy past, sometimes as you sit ornamenting the wall whilst your 
daughters are dancing ? I, for my part, can remember when I thought 
it was delightful to walk three mileB and back in the country to ^e 
with old Captain Jones. Fancy liking to walk three miles, now, to dine 
with Jones and drink his half-pay port ! Ko doubt it was bought from 
the little country-town wine merdiant, and cost but a small sum ; but 
Was offered wiUi a kindly welcome, and youth gave it a flavour which 
ao age of wine or man can impart to it now-a-days. FtxtmtM ntiper, 
I am not disposed to look so severely upon young Harry's conduct and 
idleness^ as hia friend the stem Colonel of the Twentieth It^iment. 




THE 'VTHOINLi^S. 



im 



Dlvimo Ijitj njraphi Beaeh me 4 nord aa I lie i& 
%% thtto o'clock la Uio aflcrmoati ; comnouud n therry- 
r avf s&d tniog mt a cli^! De^r fliutt^rulyi stniling Eochant^ 
1 1 Thiy maf ftstail Ihee witfi bad t:iaiiie8^wc«.t tliy cbamcier awaf ^ 
^Adeilllboe tilt Motki^ of Evil; btit, for oU thiit, thoa art thti b<}at 

Hj Lofd of UifA VtDt SWajr to the North ; and mj Lord Chesterfield, 
Aiiii^f til* Xkttibridg* wil«rs did no good to bia deafnessp returned to 
AliMWriill filiddkeftth; but other gentle men romaiaed to ij^rt ftnd 
likt llMir p&Murts ttcid Mr. Wamngton hud ipitc enough ofcom{)ani4>iis 
At ttkcmbxauj at the White Horse. He mou koxncd to order a Frenoh 
m^irll at th« be«t mUE of ftflhion ont of 8L JumoB's; oould tulk 
BArb«fttif iti MoosieuT B/i nfttive kngtitg^t muiih more 
thui aa«t other folksy — diiie0vorod a Tory cicgant and decided 
wtfiifi ttid otjuld dUtioj^auh betw^^n Clos Vou^eot and 
vitli i«Mirkab]# akiU. He was tba young Kx^ of the W«11i, 
vUt^ t^ giOdra] fi«i|adaleri were eaiT'going men of the wopld, 
«te OT«| bf 00 meanjip ihoeke^l at that rtsputs^lion for gnlknlry And 
I wltkh Barry had got, and whioh bad to Mghteui4 Mr* 






•B? Tlrglnlaii Mtfd amonggt the rcTellert, and fwam and 
is the Mmo wat^ri with the loots fiah^ tho boy had a uattiral 
■d bonotf whieb kept htm oktir of the inn res and hdti 
i am «uilimiiuly let for the QEtwiij* lie mitic very fuw fooliahbeti 
wllk IlitJ^f Idit Mkws round about htm, and the oldett hmdi fetnid 
H ^Boi^ to 1^ bioi Iq, Oo en^^tnl ia gamot onit-doofi aaid 1% 
k b* bad a actiiral t^eill and aptitude for tbcm, aitd was good lo 
\ BBj moleb with aQj (m ootnpt titor* Tie wtit BOrupnbus to 
f^ ottijr with thoM fe&ttffmeti whom \m knc^, and alwayi to Bt^tile his 
mmu iMB an the Bpati \la wuuld have mode l>ut a rcry poor tl^ntri) at 
m ■ ■H i W i oiMii a alicB ; tboiigh b« |ieiaa«iMl pfudiaoe and fidelity, keon, 
•hiwpt |i roiftkii , flffcat g«fi«f<Dil^, and dautttlefa pct«onal ooumge* 
A^ ba wia iiot without occatiatu for vhowing of what ettdf he waa 
Kar ia£tan««, whua that un happy UtUe OatlnrLna, who had 
littt into io iiiuoh trouble, cartM bor imprtunitiea beyond 
; at whi^hHarrj tb^jui It 1,U l-- tif roiltj ahould stop; ho with* 

r^yrca with perfect ooolneia 

liihtiicnt!! ujioa totne asora 

orieal muthtp wait«d Upon 

.Ltird all her dani'T^i^^r^ n- ,nda 

. a 



Ikotti the advoaoii «f tl^ 
«oi tkiil, laavii|^ bar to e% 
mitf Tktim, la Tolm the r 
BotiTt tail irowed tbot aaiml 



diltf «ad that km tdntable fat hi r wai at pres4?nt laa^ 

faol : Harrx d»d«r«il that bttw^cm him»*lf aad Uiu . ....^ ...t;re 
mmiA \m wa dRollnf 1 i and that br cauAc ho hiid h.id tbc! good lorluaa to 
Iwni known to lladraiokiilo Catlariaaf ^ ' * —^ >' ■ - - - Hcea 
liy ywamiof herwSib fariiftia triukcta and ha 

Ind a^weji bt waa ncfl btofid i^ pay the pati Qvms 01 n«r mrnuy, nnd 
mm^ ^tlfm btinf bofl fcr hn papa in Ii»idoii|«iitt]Siicb«iou%&^jiM.* 



200 TEE TIRGINI.^\S. 



ing accoimts at Timbri<lg«« The Cattarina^s motbet £ffit c^ed hini a 
monster and an m^ate^ aod theii asked him, with a veteran amirk, wbj 
hfi did not take pay for the ierriees he had rendered to Ibe ^^otta^ pervoii? 
At ^t, Mr. Warringfton conld not undentoJid what the nature of ^ 
payment might be t btit when that matteT waa explamed by the oid 
ivomaiii the atmple lad fose np In horroFf to think that a woman 
should trafho iu her child'* dishonourp told her that he oam^ from ft 
oountrj wbrre the very savages would recoil from sach a hargaiii ; and, 
having boired the old lady ceremDniooalr to the door, ordered Gnmbo to 
mark her well, and never adi is lodgings again, ^o doubt 

she retired breathing rengcai..^ h& Iroquoii : no Tnrk cf Per- 

Hian^ she declared, woul o : and she and bet dnugltter 

retreated to London as e ion9 landlord would let theuu 

Then Harry had hb peril well aa his perils of galLantij. 

A man who plays at b is, mii$t expeot to me«t witk 

rubbers. After dinne. aving deoiin^ to play pioqtwt 



any further with Capti j roughly asked his ] 

refusing, Harry fairly hat he only played with g«i- 

tlemen who paid, like muw. iod himself so ready to satisfy 

, ITr. Batta, aa soon as their onUiiAuumg litUe aoeoutit weus settled, that 
the Captain declared himself satisfied tTavance, and straightway left the 
Wells without paying Harry or any other creditor. Also he had an 
occasion to show his spirit by beating a chairman who was mde to old 
Miss Whiffler one eyening as she was going to the assembly : and find- 
ing that the calumny regarding himself and that unlucky opera-dancer 
was repeated by Mr. Hector Buckler, one of the fiercest frequenters of 
the Wells, Mr. Warrington stepped up to Mr. Buckler in the pump- 
rocm, where the latter was regeding a number of water-drinkers witii 
the yery calxunny, and publicly informed Mr. Buckler that the stoiy 
was a falsehood, and that he should hold any person accountable to him- 
self who henceforth uttered it. 80 that though our friend, being at 
Home, certainly did as Home did, yet he showed himself to be a yalorous 
and worthy Boman ; and, hurlant avee les loups^ was acknowledged by 
Mr. Wolfe himself to be as braye as the best of the wolyes. 

If that officer had told Colonel Lambert the stories which had giyai 
the latter so much pain, we may be sure that when Mr. Wolfe found his 
young friend was innocent, he took the first opportunity to withdraw the 
odious charges against him. And there was joy among the Lamberts in 
consequence of the lad's acquittal — something, doubtless, of that plea- 
sure, which is felt by higher natures than ours, at the recoyery of sinners. 
Neyer had the little family been so happy — ^no, not eyen when they got 
the ndws of brother Tom winning his scholarship, as when Colonel Wolfe 
rode oyer with the account of the conyersation which he had with Harry 
Warrington. *< Hadst thou brought me a regiment, James, I think I 
should not haye been better pleased," said Mr. Lambert Mrs. Lambert 
called to her daughters, who were in the garden, and kissed them both 
when they came in, and cried out the good news to them. Hetty jumped 



Tim YIEGIKLtXS. 



r |o]r« And *nim {lerformed mme xmoommonlj briUioiit opcmtioni tijion 

liar|Mi«ll0pd that night ; and wlien Dr. BotIg c^me in fi>r bis hack- 

nanQoo, ho could not, at first, account for the iUumination in all Iheir 

pwttt iifitil the tiirte hidict, in n hnppy chorus, told hiiQ how ri^ht ho 

i in M^ ■enaoa, and bo\r drtadt'idly they' had irronged that poor 

r, food pt^tig Mr. Warritij^toi]. 

*' What Omll «• do, ntf de&r f " says the Colonel to his wife. " The 

ijr 11 ia« th« eocQ. won't b« eat fof 4 fortnight, — the horses huTe notbin^ 

dufpoM wo • • • . '* And ben» bo leans o?6r the table and 

Its h4ir«». 

. ** Mf doafwt H&rtin I Tlie wry thing I *' odei M.n. Lambert, taking 

lifr hmkaasd^A band and pr&Mtug it. 

** What's tho T«ry thing, moUief ? ^' oriet f on&g^ CbarUy, who is bome 
lor hii Baitiemy-tide hdlidajs. 

" Tbi f«y iMng 11 to go to iupper. Come, Doctor ! We will hnT© 
tt boUbol villi to-night, and druLk repentanoe to all who thiok evil/' 

** Aaiaa»** mfn the Doctor ; "with nJl mj heart 1 " And with this 
tbia nwllix C*"^! want to th^ supper. 

fcr*pairl^d one daj- to his ftoettfttotned dinner at tiie Whita 
mir>% lir. Warrington wia pkaaed to tee atoongvt lh« faoe* 
laond Qim UMn the Jolly i;ood-li>okJnf eonntananoo of Patton Sanpioti, 
mhm vaa ragalinp th« companj whan M»rrf rntiered, with ttorlcs and 
Aaai HMftft^ which kept tlitm in roan of laughter. Tbongb he bud not 
haaa ia I^atidcin for ioniu montbi^ the Panon bad the latest Ij(vndon 
' tm wm, or w^iat paaM?d for luoh with the folks at the Ordiniir}*: what 
waa ^kdmg In the King's boiiae at Eensioi^on i and what in the iHikei'a 
In Pyi ilall ; huw Mr* Bjng waa h^^having in priaon, and who etna 1o 
Idm; what w«ro the odds at Newmarket, and who Wna the laat fwlgnlag 
tft C^t'ent Garden ;■ — the jdUy chaplain oould i^ive tbe mmpiftkf 
all theaa points, ^ncwi that might not b« varj aecnraU 
bol waa aa f!<yo4 m if it wrri« f^^r thn <tniinf rf gtntlemm who 

''s«-lil Wat mining 

a^y y ihfii it \yrtn 

ii t]ii» a«lur, and not Lady Mi^' -i 

' nrr-ntidjeri^ who had the ij • i 

, and not Tommy ItuitUr ri i i 

:ui not matK^r tnuth. ?r'.<s!!<l 

thie itorii* w«r» Uf ely and wieked« %km eomotneai waa of n» ^rcat 

liipartaaoe ; and 1lr« Baapaom lanj|had md ehattamd awty amongst 

hia pommVrf gantlainaDi ahamud them with hia spirite and talk^ a2a4 



CIIAPTER XXX 



coiiTAnra 4 Lcrrim to Tinniifii* 



kL 



Lady ian 
m Harrv 



fiHi awr 



202 THE VIBGTXLOrg. 



drank bk sUira of one brittle afUr another, fax which, hb deliglit^4 
•uditory persisted m calling. A hundred jtaj% ago, the Abbi Fanop, 
the cierg^mxa who frequented the theatre, the taFem^ the race-ootme^ 
the world of fiuhka, was no uncommon oharat^ca' in Eugibli K>ektj: 
kin Toioe might be heoid the lotideai in the hnnting^Etld ; h& eenld MQf 
tbe jolliest song at the Pmdso or the B^ford Ilcad, after the play vii 
ov€T at Cbirtat Garden, and ooidd call a mam at well a^ anj- nt she 
gaming table* 

It may haTe been modettyr ^ ^^ have been daret, whkh eatuei 

hh reverence* 3 rosy face to reddei er, bat when he »aw Mr* Wi^' 

ringion enter, h« whiapered m^"^' iht^tttr ta the laugMng^ conatij 

stjuice who sat next him in his it and goH-laoed red waiacoa^ 

and race up from his chair and < s^ , stumbled forward in his haste 

to gre«t the Virginian : '* My f^^a ay very dear sif, mj conqoeior 

of spades, and clnha, and heart un delighted %» fee your hoiioiir 

looking 30 fre^h and wdl," erie [>lain, 

Harry returned the eletgyma ng with gnpnt pleasure: he W3i 

glad to 6e€! Hr. Sampcon ; he oi jnstly compliment his rtTertnce 

upon his cheerful looks and rosy ^ 

The squire in the dmb ooat kaew jlr* TVarrington 3 be made a ^100 
beside himself ; he called out to the parson to return to his seat on the 
other side, and to continue his story about Lord Ogle and the grocer's 

wife in where he did not say, for his sentence was interrupted 

by a shout, and an oath addressed to the parson for treading on his 
gouty toe. 

The Chaplain asked pardon, hurriedly turned round to Mr. Waosiig- 
ton, and informed him, and the rest of the company indeed, that my 
Lord Castlewood sent his affectionate remembrances to his oouin, and 
had given spedal orders to him (Mr. Sampson) to come to TmiMdtge 
Wells and look after the young gentleman's morals ; and that ay Lidy 
Yisoountess and my Lady Fanny were gone to Harrowgate ibr thi 
waters ; that Mr. Will had won his money at Newmarket, and wis 
going on a visit to my Lord Duke; that Molly the housemaid was aiyiiig 
her eyes out about Oumbo, Mr. Warrington's yalet ; — ^in fine, all theotvs 
of Castlewood and its neighbourhood. Mr. Warrington was bdovad bj 
all the country round, Mr. Sampson told the company, managing to 
introduce the names of eome persons of the very highest rank into his 
discourse. *' All Hampshire had heard of his succesaea at Tonbridge, 
successes of every kind," says Mr. Sampson, looking partionlarly ank ; 
my lord hoped, their ladyships hoped. Hairy would not be spoilt fo his 
quiet Hampshire home. 

The guests dropped off one by one, leaving the young VixgiiiiBa to his 
bottle of vrine and the Chaplain. 

" Though I have had plenty," says the jolly Chaplain, ** that ii no 
reason why I should not have plenty more," and he drank toast after 
toast, and bumper alter bsmper, to the amusement of Harry, wiio always 
esjoyed his society. 



TEB TinGnoixs. 



^3 



^P Vf ^ Usm whm Bdstpnm litd had his *' pleQtjr more/' Hany, too, 
^^ma baooiBt ipcieialij g«&«iou9, wanu iiearted iiad fiiendlj, A lodging ? 
r tkmdd Mr. Bmmp&m go to ib« expeoie «>f an iim, when there was 
I «t Barr j^« ^uxrteTs f The Chaplda's truck imi ordered tlLJiber, 
Gitflkbo ««A biiidrti tp tfialcQ Mr. SAmpson ooiufortmble — ^most tH»i3fuit- 
«Ut; ll0l^tiMr v^ttl'l oitufj Mr« Waningtoa bat thmt BanipsoB sliould 

00 6tmm to Itk ilabkfl and ee& Uk horvat ; h« hod several borsei now ; 
«ad wiiflB ol tlio itaUIe BampAati roeo^iied hU own hone, whieb 
fiutf kod «0B from him ; mnd th« food baoat whmnied with plesisiire^ 
sod fvbted lui sots ogiiioft bii old izKLtter^a ooftt ; Harry rapp^ d out o 
briik OBWg o tJB oxx>r»»lofi or tiro, aad vowed hj Jupiter that Sampeq^ 
ojbfloltl liofo bis old horse back og&m: Ee would giTt him to fiampson, 
tlioi bo iPould ; o ^fl wbieb tbo CbopkLa oeoeptod bj idzbg llarf j'i 
Inadi oad blowii i f him, — bf flinging bu inaa round the hone's u^k, 
ttai umia^f Jbt joj tbrio, woiptng teon of Bordeaux and grmtitudd, 
An^lMm tbo ImmIo voUcod ta Hadoioe Bonufceta'i, from tlio itoblo 

01 lAiafc licy Imrai^kt ^ odomv iato btr lod^iypV oportiBeiil. Tbeio 
#sboA rtiidri sat Iclgkteafd ijct abowed wbot lluir oeittioiBoat had 

^^ iiHU Vaif pntaMo'o eliieka were in tbi bibH of inilniip In tboio 
^^^ksfo* Old bem Hm wbo tnot. 

^^P^M ii o oii BtfMtom f«oiif«d her nepbew*i ChifMii kbdlf onooj^h* 
^Bno old lodj fotialiod BompMo^a brood jokeo ond nMtilBf tolk from time 
^Mo liaKt ■> •^ i^^ * Mf^hlj tpiced diah or o nevr oiilr^e eompoted hf 
hm wookf 8|0Q iti two or Ihrt^ lirat mppiLmpcev^ Tbo onlj tmtioem»st 
miiMA iibo did lot grow tirtd, kI^i^ owisih}, was ooidi. ''Tbo c«do 
dooi'l ifco ot» *' tbo iMcd to da j« *' A bod bond t«lk jou tbo tfutil (0 
^m iboo i mmd Ibcre ii nothing to Jlott^ftiig b tbo vorld oa a good otilto 
oC trvBpo." And wbm aba was in & good bnmoof , ond fitting down to 
boo fmwito |ioMime, «ha would loo^ bioflj bid ber nepHcw'i Chapbia 
ooy g;noi bofor* th« meal* noooil ^inptoii did not at tint earo to toko 
m lii«d ot Tmbridgo WdK H«r l^d>*ili£p^ft ploy wai too high for 
yBi« bo wwM owiit ilopping hii pocb«t with m ooniicoi pitooita look^ 
mtd ito OfioicBlo ImI olrtodf beoa hsodod oror to tbo lurtitixoto jonth it 
CMlairood. Ubomol ptiaoiii of bar ago tnd todtod bot tax, Madonio 
BmmMm woo not |iod%at of mtmtj, I topittoo ii mmt bora beoi 
ten Uflfiy Worringloii, wliooa boort vaa ov«riowiog witk f fatrofil;' 
ao bii poifoa with fruinciu, tbol tbo Cba plain prociijod a cnmU utodc of 
toaiy ooiJky witb wbioib ht woo fntcnUj onobled to appear at tbo oofd 



Ottf foaBg gmdOflMB wtkstnod Mj-, SampaoD to bio coin, m to all 
Ao fool of iKa good thiDt^i whioh be bod gotibond about bin* Twaa 
oaiyiiiiny bow quiMf tba y^smm ViTginiKii adsflod ttimodf to tbo 
kil^ of itIW of ihi* fblka BBWDfvt whom ho Itvod Hn voiia w«fo alill 
Uook, bat of tba Uncat ont ond ^tuJily. '* With a atar and ribboa, 
md bio oladdaf down^ and b(o luk Ofor liii abooHdor^ bo wooM noko 
M pool^ Bawltl,'* Hid tbo goy oU Doabeaa QnoooobanXi ** ^^ ^ 
oiboBodooblbo boo boon Ibo doalb of a doata Opbiliia ilMilft ta% 




«H 



THE VlEGDflA5S, 



and amongst the lELdiaQRi" i&e tdded^ thinldQg not at all the 
Haft J fof kii fiuppoaed snoeett^ arnon^ the fair. Harrr'f laoe 
linen were aa fine aa hia aunt otmld dedre. He purchased Ene shif 
plate of the tojshop women, iuid a couple of mogniiieeut bnjtmde 1 
gowns, in which his worship lolled at «ase, ajid dpped his chocolate of 
S morning. He hod awords and walking-cane:!, and French watebei 
with painted backs and dii^moiid settings , and snuff-hoxea enmiiielM 
hf aiiisla of the same cunning nation* He had a ler^e of gnMaiia^ 
jookejB^ tTadestncn^ daily waiting in his ante-TOom, and admitted one 
bf one to him and Parson Sampsonj oyer his chocolate, by Gtinabo 
groom of the ohAmbers. We hare no a4)count of the number of ] 
irhom Mr, Gumbo now hod imder hinu Certain it is thai no tin 

^ s^ro eonld h&To takea care of all the tine thingE which Mr* Wamn^ton 
now posseted, let alone the horses and the post-chaise which his honom' 
had bought. Also Harry instraetcd himsell In the arts which became a 

I ^ntltrinan in those daja* A French fendng-mastef , and a danetn^ 
master of the same natiom, resided at Tunb ridge during thai jciMon 

^ when Harrj made hU appearatiee : these men of eoienee tlie yottng 
TirgLDian sedulously frequented, and acquired ooniiderable skill and 

1 grace in the peaceful and warlike accomplishmenta which they taught. 
Sre many weeks were oyer he could handle the foils against bia maitter 
or any frequenter of the fencing school, — and, with a sigh^ Lady Maim 
(who danced yery elegantly herself) owned that there was no gintlemav 
at Court who oonld walk a minuet more gracefully than Mr. War- 
lington* As for riding, though Mr. Warrington took a few leMoea 

jun the great hcsrse from a tiding- master who came to Tunhrtdgei 

r ^e declared th at their own Yirginian manner waa well enough for hfiBi 

Lttud that he saw no one amongst the fine folks and the jockeys who 
could ride better than his friend Colonel George Washington of Mount 

lYemoiL 

The obsequious Sampson found himself in hotter quarters than he 
had ecjoyed for eyer so long & time. He knew a great deal of titt 
world, and told a great deal more, and Harry was dtjlightcd with hit 
stories, real or fancied* The man of twenty looks up to the man Of 
thirty, admires the latter^ s old jokes, stale piins^ and tarnished aneodolia 
that are slopped with the wine of a hundred diimer- tables, Sampson^i 
town and college pleasantries were all new and charming to the young 
Yirginian. A hundred years ago, — no doubt there are no such peopk 
left in the world now, — there used to be grown men in London w!ig» 
loved to consort with fashionable youths eniering life ; to tickle their 
fmmg fancies with merry stanes; to act as CoTcnt- Garden Mt^ntots 

l«nd masters of ceremonies at the Eound-houaa ; to accompany Iad« to 

Ithe gamiu^-table, and perhaps have an understanding with the punters ■ 
to drink lemonade to Master Hopcfura Burgundy, and to slAjL'ger into 
the streets with perfeotly oocd heads when my young lord rrelt^d out to 
beat the watch. Of this, mo donbt extinct race, Mr* Bampion was a 
specimen : and a great comfort it ia to think (to those mho eboooe ti 



^^^^imi^j 



THE TIRGUTIAXS* 



205 



the •tat0ment)» tliat ia Qnm^n Victonii^s reign there aj^ no 
Ufit raoh 8t eaasted in tha rei^n of her n»val greal^gTaiid- 
Mkm, fto panuiteft ptadenng to tbe folliei of joung m^a ; in liuitt 
aU t^ tofldft bmTi betu eaten off the im& of the itknd (except 
two liiftt fti« found in stones, where the|- hnre loin perdtit thi'so 
jtui), And tbe tpadeat«rs ha?e perished for look of noiimh* 



WltK ftome fiatiQOf ai I r^ead, the aboTo-meatioiied ttii-*wi »^ are said 
Co W ' '5 fra^rantt wholesome^ and aapoury eatlnj^« Indtrdp no 

ma c'^^_ more ro«j and hcalthj^ or iotm»h more ohcerfullj than 

^mpon upon th£) diet* He beoame otir fouBg frjead^s cos- 
iMder, <^d| from the following letter, which is pieverTed in 
Vkm WMsiflfton oorreeiiondonoe, it wiE be seen that Mr> Harry not onlr 
■ml fttocing-maaterft, but likewuo a tutor, chaplain^ and 



to mi* ISHOHD TTABKINGTOX, OF CASTLEWOOD, 



Mn, n%h*< Io%lAg«i Pantilw, TimlnMfe WeUa 
^ifKrt2*tb,17m 



^H ton 

Yoitr boDourvd letter of 20 June, per Mr. Trflil of Bnatoli haa 

mnt^ed to mo didy, and I haTe to thank vour goodnaii and 

to the good advice wldeh you are pleased to giro me, as ajio 

lor Ihm raiaiibranees ttf dear fumiff which I shall lore never th« wone 

to having been to the kmn« ofmtr ancmtora m Enf^lumh 

I writ jo<s a UlUt hf the last snout hly pnokvt, tafonniag tnjr 
bu aa ttf id motbtr of tho little accident I had an the road hither, and of 
tba klBd fiienda who I fc^it^d and whom took ma in. Siaoe then I 
ittvt been pofithif of tlia fioa wtathtr and the good oompanjr hcrep and 
baT« aada many fHenda amotLg oitf ooMlit;, who*e aoqaaintanoa I 
am anfa jroia wlU not bo sorry that I should make. Among their brd« 
ibsfa I »ay mentioD the famous Earl of CheaterJU'ldf late ambasiader 
to Hotland, asd Viceroy of llic kin^nlaui of Ireland ; tbs Earl of Mai^ 
attd EnglcBt who will bo Duke ^i Uueanabcrrrj at tho death of his 
OfBea; and her Oraoe the Dnehi^i, a oelebralod bc^auty of tho Qiie«n*e 
the rometnbcrs my gmndpapa at Cyurt* These and many 
of the fir«t fdslaan altcnd my auntie iieemblitji, whicth 
aiv th« ttoat crowded at thii crowded plaoe. Alio on raj way hiVnvT 
I slayad at WOTterham, at tlui hauae of an oAoeri lietitrOoL Wuif,>, 
wbo esrred with my gruidfather and Oeneral Wabb in the famooa wan 
of Ibo Ihiko of Marlbormifb. Mr. Wolfe hae a eonf Lt«nt-€oL Jamce 
Wolf*, iOfSfed to bt amied to a beantifnl lady sow in this pla^ 
lli*« Low&er of the Nortk " ind tbongb bat iO jeuv old, ha ia looked 
vp tn aa mo^ %a «oy ofllear \n the whola «rmy» And hath aerirod with 
■nder Ok fiojnl Blgbnoia tba lluka wbitifar mif aim baft 



THE VIBOOnAlfS. 



T thank mj honotu^d motfadr for anuonncing to me that a quixtei'* 
allpwance of £52*10 will be paid me bj Mr* Tmil* I «n is no present 
want of co^li, and by pni^tidn^ a ri^id econoniTt which will be jimet- 
sary (as I do not disgnisci) for the maintextftnoe of hor»es, Qumbo, aad 
tha equipage and apparel requisite /or a youn^ gentUfmtn of fimd 
family^ bo{)e to bo able to maintoia mj credit without imdtily tlw- 
passing upon joura. The linnaii and dotheB whioh I brought with ma 
will with dot oarfi Ifl^st for aotue yeara^fts you say, ^Tis not quite ^ 
^^ as worn here by pervona of fa^bioQ^ and I may havv^ to parv:hase 
a fiBW vtry fine ahirti for ^reiti d&ys : but those I bava ore exo^^ll^iKit for 
daily wear. 

I am thankfal thiLt I hffve been quite without oqohsiozl ta im j^sax 
excellent family pilb. Gumbo hath taken them with great bent^t, who 
gf0W3 f&t and aaucy upon Englisb beef, ale, and air« Ho lenda hia 
hnmble duty to his mistresi, and prays Mrs* Mountain to remember kia 
to ail Vm fellow-servants, especially Dtoah and LOy, for whom he luu 
bought poaey brings at Tunbridge Fair, 

Besidea partaking of all ^ ple&surea of the plaee, I hope my 
honoured mother wiU believe that I bare not been unmindfbl of mf 
£<iu€ation. I liave had masters in fencmg aud dancing, and my Lord 
Castlewood's chaplain, the Reverend Mr. Sampson, having oome hither 
to drink the waters, has been so good as to take a vacant room at my 
lodging. Mr. S. breakfuts with me, and we read together of a i«AP«i«g 
— he saying that I am not quite weh a dunc§ as I used to appear at 
home. We have read in Mr. Rapin's History, Dr. Barrow's Sermons^ 
and for amusement, Shakspeare, Mr. Pope's Homer, and (in French) 
the translation of an Arabian Work of Tales, very diverting. Severd 
men of learning have been staying here besides the persons of faduon, 
and amongst the former was Mr. Richardson, the author of the fismoiu 
books which yon and Mountain and my dearest brother used to love aou 
He was pleased when I told him that his works were in your doeet in 
Virginia, and begged me to convey his respectful compliments to my 
lady mother. Mr. R. is a short fat man, with little of the Jire offfemm 
visible in his eye or person. 

My annt and my cousin, the Lady Maria, desire their affectioiuda 
compliments to yon, and with best regards for Mountain, to whom i 
enclose a note, I am^ 

Honoiixed Madam, 

Your dutiful Son. 

H. ESXOKB WjLKEIVGlOir. 

Note m Madam EimondPi handwriting. — ^From my son. BeeaiTed 
October 15 at Richmond. Sent 16 jars preserved peaches, 224 fts. 
best tcbacoo, 24 finest hams, per Royal William of Liverpool, 8 jan 
peaches, 12 hams for my nephew, the SUL Honourable the Earl of Gartle* 
wood. 4 jars, 6 hama for the Bazanesi Bernstein, ditto ditto ior Mn. 
Lambert of Oakhurst, Surrey, and ^ owt. tobacco. Packet of Ta^^litplf 



T^ Tuaimuif. 



m 



WtrnaUm IHk ibr Oombg. Uj VmftL'a l&r;^ tUr^T gilt &tio^!>uekl6i lot 

IL (eudoK^ in Ko. L) 

For 3f r&. MoTifjUin. 

Ulifll ilo Tofo mMn^ j-ott lilly old KounUui, by MudiDg aa ofder for 

j<e«7 poor md dmilimdi dtw 4t XmsLs ? Fd have jou to know I d<^Tf t 

WBnt y«ttr 7.1 0£, and bite foar yaur tirdrr mp mto 1000 ^i^^. I'to 

ffanty «f aontj. But It& Mit^d to jaa all s^me. A ki$s to Fasnf 

Tout lomg 



M* to 4iA t» tt0, fform thftt >tic Aal^ a 0tHHi ktartf and ibat etia 
wMtdlo tkam her grutitndo to the fiunUf, bj giTmg tiji her half- 
jvartf ttvi* (on aOD£ 3 perui) to m j boy. Hf^noa I iriirimnndtsd ber 
t«fy < ^ 4 % Ibr dtrtiii^ to Mud money to Mr B. WAnrin^tonf tmlcnoirii 
to bW aotibir* ITott to MoTiTitaln uot >o wcU ipelt ^ Uttttr to id«, 

^toinlte to Bfivd. Mr. fldmpion d«tfro to know wbai IJUold^, 
bt fMd> witb IL Booommend Lair, Baxter, Drelmoouri. — 

tH. In Mf Idi eftttebiim to Mr. B., wbkii be has aotot qulto 

*rlii;a 

Tbo Modwr of tli« TlrginkQi and her loni haft loo^ long tfaitt 
mood BWtJ. 6o how are wo to aremiat far the faeCt that of a ootipl* of 
btlcii lost midtr ooo fticloiinrci amd hj one packot, onr^ should he irdt 
ifilti Kftd tile oth«r not entirely ortbograpiuiml f ITail tlarr^ fbond 
MBi voa^lerfiiJ biitnietor lueh lu «jiiiti in Ihe proawat Itieky tim«i, 
isd vlfto woalil iiDpmro hia writing; in ais lumni f My view of the 
«uf« affair dffib<Tftt«lj osamininf tho two sotca, li thit, Ho, 1, tn 
wliiati fbcre appcan a ttlfling graomiatioai allp {** the kbd fhcDdt «<?^a 
i fovut iDil trhoTn took mo in "}, mnai haf« h<eii r^writtL*ii Sxom a 
nmf/k QHpf whioh had probably msde^g^Oi the ittperriaion of a tntor or 
IHnd, Th« moi« aftle» oompotitioii, Ko« 2, was Bot nJerml to the 
I pfeftcfed !fo* 1 for the iDatensal eye, and to whoao «of7ee> 
i«f ^ wlio" and " whom" Mr. Warntsgton did not ^y vrry claae 
Who knowa how he may have been diititrbcd f A pretty 
r may hare uttnwied Tlnrry'ii atimtioa ottt of wJQdow^adifcndii^ 
tav with |ipe and tabot may Imxe paaied aJong the oommoop-a joekey 
mum under hb wbdowi to ahow off a horta thcra f There m mrnm 
iifi wlkii any of ai may bo unfimmmatitial and aptU SL flaaQyi 
\ Barty did not care to tficll ao eltgantly for Mrs* Moiatabi aa 
hli Wly mother, what mfSkk is that of the prearot bkigf«|liert 
iwdtr^ Aftil aa for your ebjiotm thai Mr. Werfijift(my In 
di ^bwre eoBummlealioQ to hb n^otheart ihowed aome littla bypoeri^ 
reHomce in hit dcall&gi with that veneimhle penon^ 1 darijaay, 




m THE VIEGINUNS- 



young folks, jon ia joxir time hare writtea more th&Ti one prim hUw 
to your papas and maminaa in whioh not qnit^ all the txaiisactioi3« ol 
your lived were n&rrated, or if narr&ted, were exhibited ul the mast 
favoui^ble light for yourselves — I dareaay, old folki ! you, in your tinw^ 
Vfers not alt^gethei' mor^ candid. There miist be a certain dktasce 
between me aud my eou l&ckj. Th«i% must be a respectful^ an Amlablf, 
n^ viftaoufl hypocmy between ns* 1 do not in the l^Ji^i wkh that jie 
should treat me as his equal, that he should contradict me, t&ke my 
arm-chair, read the newspaper first at breakfast, ask nuHmit^d £nendi 
to diae when I have a party of my ind so forth » Ko ; wbef« ther« 

is not equality there must be byp- -/. Continue to he blind t*> my 
fauUs ; to huah atlU aa mice when I H uileep after dinner ; to hkogh at 
my old jokes ; to admire my sayings , :^ be ai^tonished at lh& impu^lenise 
of th»se unbelieving reviewers ; to be .ear ^ial humbuga, # my dbil~ 
dren ! In my Qaalle I am kiug. U my royal household back I 



me. 'Tia not their natural wa Udug^ I know : but a decoroui, 

becomiug, and modest behav ioi ^ agreeable to me. Away fhwn 

me they may do, nay, they <fo tt they like» They may jum^^ 

akipy dance, trot, tumble over U __ heels, and kiek about fre^y, 
when they are out of the preeeuue uf my majesty. Do not then, my 
dear young friendSj be anrprised at your mother and aunt when they 
cry out, " 0, it was highly immoral and improper of Mr. Warrington 
to be writing home humdrum demure letters to his dear mamma, when 
he was playing all Borts of merry pranks ! " — ^but drop a curtsey, and 
say, " Yes, dear grandmamma (or aunt as may be), it was very wrong 
of him : and I suppose you never had your fun when you were young." 
Of course, she didn't! And the sun never shone, and the bloooms 
never budded, and the blood never danced, and the fiddles never aang, 
in her spring time. JSh^ Babet I mon lait de poule et mon bonnet de 
nuil ! Ho, Betty I my gruel and my slippers ! And go, ye frisky, 
merry, little souls I and dance, and have your merry little supper ol 
cakes and ale ! 



CHAPTER XXXI. 

THE BEAB Alfl) THE LEADEB. 



Ottb candid readers know the real state of the case regarding Harry 
Warrington and that luckless Cattarina ; but a number of the old ladies 
at Tunbridge Wells supposed the Yirginian to be as dissipated as any 
young English nobleman of the highest quality, and Madame de 
Bernstein was especially incrednlous about her nephew's innocence. It 
was the old lady's firm belief that Harry was leading not only a menr 
life but a wicked one, and her wish was father to the thought that tha 



TUB ?IE0DiI12?e. 209 



hi noglU Im no bttler tlun hiineighbouTf. An dd Romaji berealf, iha 
lilwl hir Btfkbeir to do at Eome did, AU the loandAl regardiog Mr* 
Waixinslin'e Lof«k^ ftdv«iituTes sb« co^rlj aad ooioplaoeiitlj ncocpted. 
W^ Iwf^ iii& licrWt m one or two ocoaaions, he gsT« tea and muno to the 
o oPfnaj f «l Iba Welli : and be waj to gallant and amiable to llie ladiea 
(to lidki if a mnoh better iagure and <;baraater than the mifgrtuiiate 
CalittiDa], thai Madam B«ntstein ceased to be disquieted regarding tha 
mHy l#f« flfl^ whieh had had a commenc^taexit at Castle wood, and relaxed 
la b<r flgOaiica oyer Ladj Maria, Soma folks — ^many old folka^are loo 
aaUlali to toterast themielrea long about the affiiira of their neigh boars, 
Xlw PaiuaiM bad b«r tmoipi to think of^ her dinmertt her twinges of 
itm i llit l iiil tad her fttiHpicionft refaiding Maria and Uorry, Uteij so 
VMfyp warn dot»d« and kept a oarelen nnohtetrant watcb. Sho may 
liafa tliaotg^l that tho dan^r was over, of ihe may haTe o^aaed to oare 
whMhm h axtattd or not, or that artful Mana^ bj her conduct, may 
hstafotto ai|okd, aoothcdj and misgtiided tha old Dragon, to whota 
iittf;gc ili^ ini git«n ovtr. At Maria's age, nay, earlier iodeftd, nuudena 
kcTV Imut %& bo very tly, and at Madam Bemst(;in's time of life^ 
ilri|0>i m not to fic^rce and akrt. They cannot turn so readily, some 
0ftMr44 lavCh baTe dropfMsd out, and tbetr eyes require more ileep 
fkitj BM^td in dayi wban they were more active, vonomoua, and 
Ii for my partf know a few female dragoita, de par Ir ttmftdr^ 
M I wntok them and remember what they were, admire the 
* ialhHiM>t of yifara npon tfaata wbilome dastroyera of man* 
yqiHttlrlnd. Thair sealea are so toft, that any knight with a 
f^fwm of thrust ean strike them l theb diawi, onoe strong 
I to toar out a thousand eyes, only fall with a fieebla pal that soaroa 
tiM akin : their tooguei, from their toothless old gams, dart a 
i vhldi ia rather disagreeable than deadly* See them trailing their 
tails, and erawltng home to their earertis at roosting lime ! 
Bav weali are their powcra of doing injury 1 their malefioenoe how f^ble I 
Mum abangtd ara ihcy aini^ the brisk days when their ifyǤ shot wrcked 
lui ; tier tongrv non ; their breath blasted teputation ; and they 

fibibkd V^ ft da: 'd least I 

U thit giiad Mlu at Qibkhufit oonld iLot reibt Qia teattmony which waa 
hrmf hi to tham vegarding ilarry*i ill«doingi, why ahould Madam Bem- 
«E0B, wKo ia the aoiirit of htr long days had hid BUKraaz^erianoaofaTil 
tkaa lU the Oakhnrst fiunily put togetheri bo leta oivdtiloai thaa they f 
Of ««na otecy angle old woman of her ladyship's iodity belterad avaij 
iteryUiai waa told about Mr, Harry Warrington's disiipatad haMta^ 
mmI was n^ly to believe as much more ill of him aa you pleaia. IfPhca 
Hm Hula 4aiieer went back to London^ aa aba did, it waa becaun that 
kiirtlirai Bairy deaerted her. He deiiertcd hat for somebody elae^ whoaa 
BOW wia f^'^t^twUfLiTj giren, — whose names'— whoso half-doficn namea 
til* ««aaty ijfo Wrlk would vhiaper about : wban thara oon- 

pigatod ^pjt7 fFt lul ranka and dtgrvcs, women of £uhkni, womm of 
iigiiUtto» of dtml-ffpiitotkii| of rlftoet of no rirtne,— ^aU mm^\W^ 





&!» 



TSE VlEBiKlA^rS 



tlw 



roomfl^ ditnoin^ lo thifr 



£dd2eff, ^mi^is^ «ol of ike 



i wuae gksMfl at the W«ll», ami alika m tiarclL of bmltli^ or sooctjr, or 



pie 



A cf atiiiy B§o^ and cur aaeeilorv tlia matt hm or t^ 



t«^tli«r 



I of SQdk 1 



frisked. 



re our pitiest wctsm lie^i m&d dazieed, ^ 
tk ftl Bpiotii, D^th, Tiinliridg^, Hmrogate, 
«nd Bad^n now. 

IlAiry^fl bad reputation tben oamCorted ^ old Aunt cxeeeiia^fv ^^i^ 

«]tstd her mitiil la roBpi!(?t to llie bo7^i pisaiqii foe Lndy Msxtt. B^tmm 

WIS she Id ber mmd« that when the Chaplain »id he ca^no to c^eoti W 

^lid^ship home, Madam B^rD^t^^ijL did not even care to part fjnm Ittr 

mJe«e> She preferred rather to keep her nnder her eye, to IaUc fei llir 

about her wicked joung oaimn's vild e:iE:trAvagaiicea, to whiigiar t^ h» 

ihAi bojfi wimld be bop, to oodEde to MAria her intention ol gdUng a 

I proper wife for Harry,— oome odo ol a anitabk a^, — $ome one «Ui s 

KWtablo fortune,— alL wMek pkaaanttiea poor Maria bad to bear in^ ii 

ob ^optltude as §he could matter. 

There Iwed, dtirm^ the last oentntji a qertain French duke mad 
marqnis, who distinguished bimaelT in Europe, and Amerio^ likeiHaB^ 
and has obliged po»Uritj bj leaTing behind bim a ohoioe Toliyott «l 
which the gentle reader h specinLlr WJimed BOt t9 muidt 
Having performed the part of Bern Jufui in his own eotintfy, in mam) 
and in otker parts of Enropti he has kindly noted dawa the iynM» e£ 
many oonrt-^hflaittiea who fell Tiotima to Mb |>oweni of fegeinatJOft ; itBd 
f^cj plMsmt raiding no doubt it mm/t be fur the gr^ndnma itti 
nta of the fajibionabls p^nsonn amongft wkou 
movod, to £nd the names of their adoiatreti 
if, k DuG^f ^irifb^j pagcii and thear fiidlties reoozded by tlia 
writer wbio oaueed tiiam. 

In the oontso of the p«regrinatioiia of this nohlemao, ke 

Jlorth Amerioa, and, t» bad been bis co^tom in Europe^ 

Jtitt%fetway to fikli in loTe, And cnrious it h to oontra&t tke 

fefinomints of European aocijaty, where, aeoording to Monaeigneiir, i 

I kad but to lay &iege to a woman in order to Tunquish her, witk 

mmple lires and hfibitt of the colonial Mks, amongEt whom 

European eniUtt^r of he^rtj did not, it appeals, make & single oonqn^^ 

If^i he dona mx^ he would as ct^rtainly have narrated hia vietttriaa m 

^Pcfunsylvimia and Kew England, as be described hii snooeciee in Ikiacad 

1 kit own. «onntry^ TraveUers in Amerioa haro eriad out fiiil» lonBy 

^«!ioagk against tke mdenott and barbarism of tran^thmlk naitiim^ 

let the present writer giro the hnmhle testimony of his experiaoioe tkii 

the converaalion of Ameriean gentlemen is generally modeit^ and, Ift tkt 

^ best of hia belief* the lives of the women pure. 

We have said that Mr. Harry Warring t*in brou^kt bis eobnial i 
IdGng witk kim to the old eonnliy ; and though be oonld not hel|i i 
^iiig tke free talk of the per^jus amongst wkom he lived, and wko 
aea of pleamre and tbe world, ke sat pret^ ulent kinuellin tkii i 




TEK THOINlAyS. 



2U 





^ iMr ttttU » BiTef itidiilged in ditulda ^mUmif^ in hij «aDver»&iicni 
witb Vian ; lud no ^oftari<Es orer U&« lex U; b^ftfit of ; «ad wiuft)^j ft&d 
«wkw^ vJi«s hi9 hmad tuiiti sArfoted by otbe^ 

Zkii ]nNiliy^ modiit/ Mr, atmi|it«n had maisrktd lintiiif his itdsi^ 
0amtm miA 1^ Isi «l Ckitkwood^ where Mr. Warnngton bad mor^ tht& 
ncoi ifcpra jiiwiiilf quite iiniasj whii«t oouain Wili wm tclLiiig tooit ol 
kn ilsiit ilormi aai mj krd h^ cuftly rebakod hk brother, bidding 
btft jokes ior thv over's table at KaniiDgtOQ, and not gire 
to tbetr kintintm^ H«neo th* exoUunaticm of ^* Ikve- 
^*' wbioh %h» ChAplum hftd «ddrc«ied to him neighbour at the 
r OB Bar^'« fli«t Appearance the7«. Mr. Suapton, if he hod not 
; to do right bimsel/, «t leMt had ^roeo enough tia% to 
', joitnf gcniiemen by bis oj'nicisii]* 
Qipfiifn was touohed bj Horrj^i gift of th# horse ; aad f^lt a 
► ftkndHiifif tovftidf the bd« '* You sec, lar/' t&ft he, '* 1 am 
«f Iht world* and atust do «» the rest of the world does* I have led a 
ivofll lile, Mr* Woniiii^on, and can^i attbrd to b® roon^ porticolar tliia 
my M%llb«us. VidcMi mdionii detoriora seqiiof , ai we s«id at ooUege. 
1 b«ii fot A tittle sisttri who la at boaxduig-soboQl, not itexj &r from 
b^ft^ Aftdi at I lu«p a decant toogme in my bead when 1 Am talkbg 
WKtb mj bttlc Patty^ and oxp«,'t othan to da ai nmob, aim I jnay try 
cad da aa mnli by jxt^** 

Tkm OhafliiA waa lond in Iiis praisea of Ilarfy to bis aunt, the old 
She iicid lo boar him praised. Sbo vras as Ibnd of bim aa she 
[ ii ol aatytblsg } was pleased in his oom|>Aiiyi with bia good iooki, 
Ufagaoya U^aring, Ids bliiabi»t wblik MBA m vtadOgTi Mi 
•faa, his deep TouUdul votoe. Hit sbsimiDiai ill4 iia|iMdtj 
Jjr amm^ ' o ivoalil hate wearied of bini latig b^foref bsd 

ka \mm datvr, • : ^j or witty, or othsr than ho was. ** Wo must 

Sad A ipeod wife lor kirn^ chaplain/* ah« said to Mr. 8a»pbo(U ^* I bare 
ottsar two in my eye, who» I lUiak, w£U suit him* We mnat est him op 
iMit ; ba aarar ^riJX hmt going book to bis safigos a|[Ain, or to Lire with 
hh filtle aetbodbt of a mother." 

Il«w Aboat this potoi Mr. fJaipaBi too^ «ii pateaaOy anxiuoSf and 
kai aka A wtis in his eye ior Harry. I toppoae bo mnst bavu bad lome 
^asfOialloiiA with bis lord at CasUirwoodf whom w« haTe heard e^preas- 
i^ aeAM Maslion of oomptimimitiig hie Chaptsia with a good Uwing or 
^ in Ibe ercnt of bla batng Able to carry out bii fordsliip't 



wrishcB rsfardioy a maniage lor Lady MariA. If bia good oSaas oouM 
h^ tb«A aEnslona U4f bo n intriiand, Sampaon waa ready to employ 
$kmmi md hm noir wailad to «e la what most ejleetual manlier ho eoold 
Mag k«s iaiocnoe to bear, 

iaB|<enfa aoakif woa most ogfetabi^, and he and bis youAf Irk&d 
wmn imiiiita in Iba aansaa ^ m km botmi. The pattea ntjoiaid Ia 
hi^ ^biCif good appetite* good hnmmir : piftendsdio noaort of i 
nad indntged in no sanctitied bypomtioal 

, bo took eaai nut io shook bis young iHasd by any n««itttan 



imM 



TEE TIE6IN1&K3. 



euibreeks of leviij or immoraJitj of talk, inilktii^ his papP^ petitfl|« 
[ ^m poiioy, perhaps from compimetion, ouly lato iJtm minor mj^tentt, 
I it were ; luid not tilling him the seci^U witli wlmk tlie unliiAkj idipt 
t waa <mlf too fajQiliar. Witli Han^, Sampaoa was oolj^ a limk, 
^JiTcly, jolly compafiioQ, readj for anj drinking bont^ or ajij cport, a^oek- 
ght^ IL ihooting^ matob^ a gaum at cards^ or a gallop jLoross tho eomiBOSi; 
bat hia ooitirer^tion was decent ^ and he tried much more to amuiie tl># 
jouag maPf than to lead him astraj^ Tha Chaplain was quite siJGOessCul : 
J lie had icmieDse i^inial spirits aa well 03 natural wit, and aptitude 9a 
Lirell as experience in that business of toad-tat^r which had been hia 
; and liTeliliood from his very earliest jean ,^ — erer aiojoe ba £cai 
oollega aa a servitor, iBd cast about to aea by wbo«e Dueaas ba 
could make his fortune in life* That was but eatire jUEt now, when we 
aaid there were no toad-eater« left in tho world. There are many men 
rSamp^on^a profession no W| douhtleas; uaT» little boya at our public 
'achools ar@ sent thither at the earliest age, iiLitrnoted by their paz^gcu^ 
and put ont apprenticea to taad-eating« fint tha flattery ia not ao 
I montfest as it used to be a hundred tgots sinc^. Young tntm and old 
rlmve hangers on, and led captains ^ but they assume an appeataHQt of 
lOality, borrow money, or swallow their toada in pritate, and walk 
ibroad arm in aim with th« gr^at man, and oall him by his name wstii- 
|)^nt bis titla. In th<fee good old times, when Harry Warrington fi«t 
pcame to Europe, a gentleman's toad-eater |9 re tended to no airs of o^ualiiy 
at all ; openly paid court to his patron, called him by that naoia to otbaer 
folks, went on bis errands for him,^^any tort of errands whieb tba patrai 
might devifiOt — oaUed btm Sir in spealdng to him, stood up in bla pr^ 
sen CO QEitil bidden to tit down^ and flattered htm t£ ojfEetOt Mr. Samp* 
on did not take tha least ebame in speaking of Harry as bis yoosg^ 
OD, — ^as a young Yirgiuian nobleman recommended to Mm by bia 
pthf r noble patrou, the Earl of Ctu tie wood* He was proud of appewflfl 
hi Harry* a side, and as hid humble retainer, in publie talked about bi^l 
i the company, gav« otdera to Harry^s tradesmen, from whom, let oa 
spe, be received a per centage in return for bis recommendations^ par- 
formed all the functions of aide-de-camp — others, if our yoimg geiUle* 
man demanded them from the obfiei^uious diriae, who had gaily 
diseharged tho duties of ami dupritwe to crer so many young mea aif 
fashion, itnce bis own entntnee into the world. It mujt be ooaffwcd 
!batf since bis arrival in Europe, Mr. Warrington had nnl been ttttifocslj 
lucky in the friendships which he had mad^, 

<* ^liat a reputation, sir, tliey baTe mada for yon m tbtfi ^iMtt** 
odea Mr. Sampson, coming back from the coffee-house to bk 
•* Monilenr de Eichelieti waa nothing to you ! '* 

** How do yon mean, Honsienr de Eichelien? — NeTcr was at ] 
in my life,*^ says do wn-dgbt Harry, who bad not beardof tboia ' 
at home, whiob made the French duke funous. 

Mr* Sampson eipkined. The pretty widow Patcham who bad jttat 
aniTed was certainly deaperaCa about Mr. Warrington; ber wa/ of 




THE rritGTm.VNS. 



21S 



OD al th^ TOomBf the mght bcfar^f proYod that. As for M?s, 
, tliot wii ft kiiowii oftse^ &nd the Aldertuftn bad fetched his wife 
b«dc to LoDiSiNi ibr no other rmison^ It wma the talk of th(} wholu Welk* 
'* Wlto ttfv 10 f *^ eriofl out Harry p indignftTitly, ^'I should lik« to 

i l^« mail who dares say eo, and oonfoimd tho Tillaia ! " 
*' 1 ib«icild not liko to «huw biin to you/' says Mr* Sampson, Iflughing* 
^H fl4g|lt bt tlio woTM for him." 
'*II*f a thiaio to ip«<ik with mch lefitj about the oharaetcr of ladiet 
of g^otlMBtiii eith«ri** ooatinu^ Mr* WarriDb^tonp pacing up and 

i t^ room in a f^m«, 
**8o I (old IbitD," sayi tbe Chapluii, wagging his head and looking 
Ttf7 nwdl B0fid and very grave, tbaiigh, if the truth wtra known, it 
bid IMVOT oona into his mind at oU to be angry at hetLring ohargei of 
thia xm^tun afidnat Harry, 

** Itfa ft ibamiTi I s«y, to talk away the reputation of any man or 
Wfamm m paofla do hem, Ilo you knowj in our country, a feUow^s eart 
«»ali Hal ba salo ; and a litUe before I left home, three bnttban ibot 
I a «Bft Ibr hariog spoken ill of their sister /' 
' Sarft tin Tilktn rii^ht t ** mei Sampeon. 
'Alliady ihey have bad that calumny about me let a^golsg here, 

I,— Hiboat me and the poor Uttl« Frrnah dancing*girl,** 
^ i haft baard/' i«y» Mn SampiOiii ahaklng powdat out of bla wig. 
««Wieicad: waan'tit?" 



' ** Thtf mid tha very eame thing about my Lord Mar^h* ImH it 
' If- 

** Iftdiitd tt b,** says Mr. Sarapton^ prasonrlng a £iee of wonderful 
iTity. 

' I ilon't know what I should do il thati storfea w«ri to coma to my 
f^ t»n* It wuuld brviUc her htart, I do bolioTO it would. Why, 
"WIt a hw dap baforo you came, a miUtaij firknd of mm«, Mr. Wol^ 
laid aa ham tho inoet horrible lies were eimiated about ma* Oaod 
iMttWil Wbal da thay think a geEtlomaQ of my mama and country 
oaa b# ii]ialda of^l a saduoar of women 1 Tbej might ai well aty I 
WM a baiie*stefller or a hooiabreakef* I tow if I hear any man «y aOp 
ni bara hia ean I ** 

** I iiaf« read, »tr, that the Grand Saigsuor of 1 < bmlwht of 

ma wiiMtittti sent iu to him,** sayt Mr. BaapaoTj , *' If you 

lank aU lliOM that had heard scandal aga^ii yuu or oLbeir% what 
b«albit»y«ii would mil" 

'Aad m I would, Sampaon, as toon aa look at ^«in;-^aay fitUoVe 
1 ft word against a lady or ft gantlaman of honov f " «riae tba 

I go down to tho Well, jmi^U find a harract of 'oid. t just 
I inm thjen* It was the high Udc of Soandal* Df tmctioa wsu at 
And you may ec^o the nt/mjthiu fSUrtni^'M and the uutu 
tm$frormm mrtittt§^** aries the Chaplain, with a tlinig of hia Ehouldaia. 




]t4 THE nfioiHiAire. 




'* That tOMj be w J on *aj, Sampaoo,** Mr. Wanington repHet t ** but 
if ever 1 bear osij man speak against my ebttracUr I'll |rniiuli him^ 
Mark that** 

** 1 ibaA be verf Mny for hk take, that I 9koiM; for y<ra*ll mark 
him in a waj b« won^t lik^i fir ; and I know jvti >J% ^ n&ao ef ; 
word." 

*' Ton may be sate of tbat, Sanjpsots, And bow ebtill «« gp to dumsf^ 
and tftcrwardft ti&tnj Lady- TrutniuiigtMi's t«« F " 

*■ Yoa koow, sif p I cf "'* ~^=-* -^ — a bottJe,'* laj^ Mr. Bampsoo/J 

'* L<?t 119 have the las f i first ihall come Inat,' 

viUi thb ike two genui tfaeir aceusiomed pbev 

refeotion* 

That was an ag^ ifk w ig ^ft% more common tliaii ia 

our ]X)ljter time ; and, arrival of Qeneral Biaddoi^a 

«rmy in his itaXhe tout rgioma had oequifed TW&cr n 

liking for tlie HUing of lUmg of loasbs ; Jiarin^ keaid 

that it waa a pokit Ot be officers neT^r to decline ft 

toast or a challenge. & [Shaplatn drank their elareC lA 

peace and plt^ntj, nainiu^T i custom wai, some fairoiiiite 

lidj with eaeh glas»* 

The Chfljiluin htxd reasons of hig own for dMirin^ to know how far !be 
affair between Harry and my Lady Maria had gone ; whether it was 
advancing, or whether it was ended ; and he and his yoang friend were 
just warm enough with the claret to be able to talk with that great 
eloquence, that candour, that admirable friendliness, which good wine 
taken in a rather injudicious quantity inspires. kindly harvests of 
the Aquitanian grape ! sunny banks of Garonne ! friendly eaves 
of Gledstane, where the dusky flasks lie recondite ! May we not say a 
word of thanks for all the pleasure we owe you P Are the Temperance 
men to be allowed to shout in the public places ? are the Vegetarians to 
bellow " Cabbage for ever ?" and may we modest (Enophilists not sing 
the praises of our favourhe plant f After the drinking of good Bordeaux 
wine, there is a point (I do not say a pint) at which men arrive, when 
all the generous faculties of the soul are awakened and in full vigour; 
when the wit brightmis and breaks out in sudden flashes ; when tite 
intellects are keenest ; when the pent-up words and confined thoiighti 
get a night-rule, and rush abroad and disport themselves ; when the 
kindest affections eome out and shake hands with mankind, and tiie 
timid Truth jumps up naked out of his well and proclaims himself to 
all the world. How, by the kind influence of the wine-oup, we suecoor 
the poor and humble ! How bravely we rush to the rescue of the 
oppressed ! . I say, in the fsoe of all the pumps which ever spouted, that 
there is a moment in a bout of good wine at which, if a man could hut 
r^nain, wit, wisdom, courage, generosity, eloquence, happiness, weie 
his ; but the moment passes, and that other glass somehow spoils the 
state of beatitude. There is a headache in the morning ; we are not goin^ 
into Facliaffient for our native town; we are not going to shoot thot^ 



THE \*TBOIXLy?S, 



Sid 



MKDib 



wJm luivt 



him 



^teakinf ditTesfieetfuIljr of owi 
««7 l>]4dler caUs ftbout eleven o^doek fof uio! 
J w» an tmwell ia bed, and oaii*t ice btmt ^s^ 

W4 IIml, u tliif iiite over their gen^roui onpii the coMpatiy 
dmriidt and tlio — tli bottlo of ^Urv^t btinf brought in hj 
■r Mrbaan, tbi Chaplain found himaelf in an eloqutiit sUt«, 
wllk II itiMf daiitv fi>r itMulraliog snl>limc» sond pi^oepta, tfUbt 
finrf ««a tmrtd Vf ia txtf«tn« kpngttig to ezpkm bit wiidie privato 
yb/tfftft «Ad imfiflft &U hit preeent f^Linga ti» liia ii«w ftttnd. Hark 
tlwl ItaflL Wliy mnif a nuui aa^ artrfthtog t!ia.t oonsa «fpcrmo»t in 
faibdt b«eaus6 forsooth he baa tmiUowcd a half-fkil mQtm ^ 
I ha ardinarity drinks f Buppoae I hud committed a ^rarder 
I ailoir the ah«:rry and abaJUpairne at dinniM-), ifaonld I 
that homtdda io»iwliiii » mboQt tho third buttle (in a imall 
'^partj af men) of clorift at deaatrl ? Of oonrw : and henoo tbe Melilj 
uf vmtcr-fTttel annouiioed a few pagia baok. 

' I aai fM ^ bear what par oi»ii4iiot hna r^alljr batn with fiftf d to 
, Ur, Warring^ ;. I wm glad horn taf aonl 1 " laja tba 
* Tha wina is with jmi* Yon hara ibow& that 
Ijim em beif daws oilamny, mid raaiat 1«iii|itstinn^ Ah ! my di^ar lir, 
laa wm aal il! m Caftamati, What hMnmu gnod wine tl^ii ia I *' and ho 
iek»«p a glMB with ** k toaat iitiB jpao, mj door sir, if von plcawi Y ** 
^'l^hnfm 'Ukm Fann^ llmiM%«l VfaflBia,"* tkys Mr. War*, 
iiflaa, flUnt a batD|iir as hit thMfjhii % itVl^^ilway, trrer ari many 
lowHtid ntlta, to hookCi 
^ Cmr tjf Ttntr Amcrieaa Mnonatfa^ I iiip|iQia,** tafi tha CfaAplaan, 

' t«n yvatn old, and I ba;v« nm^ mada any noo^naaU 
I mil ^ >lr, Bamp^o/' taja tha jonng gicntlcman, 

** V^a wa itbi a tma . , and dun't kin and tall, air/' 

^ 1 Mthar kiaa nor t«ll : _ l the oufitdia of our ootiatij, Saafwom 
fsHa, w fre(|iiafit Iba aaaJity af low wonan. Wa ?irfinian 
M« b«iiiaiir woini^n : w» don^t wiah to brifig them to ahama»'* 
cste ika fating toper, loe^kin^ vttj proud atid haidioiite, *' Tht jonng 
t menth^iad hatli li^td in anr fami); ainec bar 
fjf and I wonid ahool tha ffian who did her a wrong ;--bj Uvafoiy 

^* V««r tcntiiEiiniti do yon honour ! Let m« ihake handa with ymi S 
bandji withj*^, Mr. Warnngton/' aii^d Iba tntbnaiactta 
"And lte% mv Ull um, *ib the Kraap «f haoail IHaBdab% 
f(Ni| ami n«€ mertlj the poor ratainar faying eo«iit la tba 
f«trai, Ko ( wHb f nah Bi|«9r aa thia, aU man ara aqtoal ;«<- 
1 iMO ara rkh^ whilat it lasti ! and Ite Sii»jwoii ia m wnltby 
batHa aa ymtr bonomr with lU tha wmm af waor fwinalpalHy t *^ 
na bsva atnotbcr boOJa of Huhatt" says ^' <^h a laugh. 

^Booora dn aaahal J^nnip, san hna Mantiaitr ' «nd ««tt 

' BaHit4it to tba caiva halow. 



wnMkf 



ne TH£ VIBGINIAS3. 



** Aiioiher bottle of ncbe»! Capital| oapUoi! How beautifullj jtsu 
ipeiik Frenoh, Mr. Harry/' 

*' I (fo speak it well/' sap Harry, ** At least, when I tfuk, 
^oni^ieur Burbeau nndentacds me well enoug^h/^ 

*^ You do every thing well| I thinks You succeed in whatever yon 
try. That ia why they haTe faucied here yoa haTe won the be^rta ol 
•o many women p sir." 

^^ There you go again about the women I I tell jon I don't IDga 
tbeae storiea about vquiqu. Confound me, Sampson} why ia a g«atl<^ 
man's cbaraater to be blackened 

**WeU, at any mte there eai my eyes deoeife me t^ 

much indeed, sir ! " cHes the C 

** Whom do you mean ?" aakr- flushing Tery red, 

"Hay, I name no name* I't for a poor Ch&plain to 

meddle with hia bettera* doingi ow their thoughta," myt Mr. 

Sampson. 

*' Thoughts! whatikm " 

' I fanded I aaw on t. tain lovely and retpeeted lady 



at Castle wood, a preferenoL ._ Fancied on the side of a < 

dt still gui&hed young gentleman a a^rcmg liking manifested itaelf : but I 

may have been wrong, and ask pardon." 

** Sampson, Sampson ! " broke out the young man. ** I tell jou I 
am miserable. I tell you I have been longing for some one to omifide 
in, or ask adyice of. You do know, then, that there has been some- 
thing going on — something between me and — Help Mr. Sampson, 
Monsieur Barbeau — and — some one else ? " 

" I have watched it this month past," says the Chaplain. 

" Confound me, sir, do you mean you haye been a spy on me ? " says 
the other hotly. 

<' A spy 1 You made little disguise of the matter, Mr. Warrington, 
and her ladyship wasn't a much better hand at deceiying. Y'ou were 
always together. In the shrubberies, in the walks, in the village, in 
the galleries of the house, — you always found a pretext for bdng 
together, and plenty of eyes besides mine watched you." 

** Gracious powers I What did you see, Sampson ? " cries the 
lad. 

''Nay, sir, 'tis forbidden to kiss and telL I say so again," says the 
Chaplain. 

The young man turned very red. *' Sampson ! " he cried, ** can 
I — can I confide in you ? " 

''Dearest sir— dear generous youth — you know I would shed my 
heart's blood for you ! " exclaims the Chaplain, squeezing his patron's 
hand, and turning a brilliant pair of eyes ceiling- wards. 

" Sampson I I tell you I am miserable. With all this play and 
wine, whilst I have been here, I tell you I have been trying to drive 
awajr care, 1 own to you that when we were at Castle wood there was 
tbinga passed between a certain lady a\id.m«?^ 



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217 




tti piSlOll giTt ft tligbt wbmU« oTer his glass of Bordeaux* 
M J^ja/i lilt J*r« mado mt wretehcd* those thiiigs haT«, I tn^iLUp TOtt 
•it, tbfti if A gentlesittii has giYen hia word^ whj, it's bii wtird, ftod ho 
mutt sUnit hjr il jou know* I mean that I thotight I loTed her, — and 
M» I do vtfj aiQah, und ihe'i ft most de&r, kiiid^ darliijg, alfectionjite 
rrttluti iad tfiy hftndsome, too, — qui to beftutiful; hut theD^ jon 
kii0V, «ar iftii SftisiitoiL, Think of our mgsSf Sompioa ! Sh(}*« m old 

** Wbo would nejitt tor^se you/* 

«i| 4Mi*t iftt«siil ti» l«t ftujbodf meddle in my ftfalrft» not Mftdam 
nor nmyhodf elt«," eries Hiirry: "but you see^ SftiiifMoii, ib^ 

I ttld— and, O h&ng it ! Why did Aunt Bemilein tell mo f ** 

"T«liy£«jwh»tr* 

**Samkkm§ I «fta*t divulge to anybody^ tomethtng thftt tortnres 

** !f«4 fttioitl the — the " tba cbaplain patu4>d : he was going to say 

fthofii Imt 1ftdyfthip*i littb ftffftir with the I^'renoh dtiooiiig-msitar ; 
UtClft ftn«odot«i ftSboting her cburacter. But hi; luid not 
•iii«i|:b to bi quite oftudid, or too much, mud was pii^t the 
tval mammit of Tbla«^« 

** T«s yiti wmf ono of *tm. £ftli»— ^veiy ons of 'om I ^ ihritks out 
IlAiTy. 

** GrvftI pamwMt wbftt do yoti meftji ?" fttki Hi friend, 

^ Xkci*, sir, these ' ^* sftys Harry, beating a tattoo on his own white 
tcetli* ** 1 didn't know it when I asked her. I swear I didn^t know 
IL 0| ii'ft bofTible— it's borrible! and it hu cnnaftd me aigbt* of 
ftfosyi StmpftOQ* My deftr old graodfath^r hid ii let^ & Fren^iman at 
CboHcftlvwii mftde them lor him« and we wnod to look at 'em grinning 
im ft l«By«r« ftod wheti tbey were out, his jaws used to fall in — I never 
Uwucte iAe had 'etn?' 

t^ MM wlUl, air f '* afftln oftkod th« CbapUin. 
** Onlb«tiid It, dfi doaH you i«a I saMS U*ih $ ** iftys Eatry, rftppin^ 
«3fay,onlytwo.'' 
^'Aftid how the dcTil do you know, tirf *^ naks Iho fttmi^ mfta 
nftlj. 
** 1— I hftd It from her maid. She bad two UMt knocked ont by a 
•Unit wbleli tnl her lip ft little, and tbty biTe been replaoed.'^ 

**0, Somfieon, do you mmA to eay they ainH aU ibaai oneif '^ «riM 
tbtbof. 

'*fial twoi ^h ^t l^oit, io Pegg]r told me, and she wotildjottw 
&mik hmfm blobbed about the whole two and thirty — the net are as 
^oiul m yonn, wbioh tre beautif iii." 

A»d ber hftifi taapeon, Is that oil tight, toof *^ uks the yonsf 

lertly— I have sep© that I tttn tJikM my otih to ttiiSU l^«t 

Ikdri^p Mff Mit mpoa it ; «n^ her %are jj Ytry fime ; %xA 1i«t ^^^ ^ 






218 TEE TI»0l!m2^, 



us ^hite fis snow; and ber heart is the kindest that cT^rwfts; and I 
know, thmt is I feel sufie, it h Teiy tender about jo% Mr, Warrington J' 

** 0, Samp^m, He«Tei5, Hesren bksa jfon ! What & wieigkt yira'TO 
taken off mj mind with those — those — never miiHl them! O^ Sunt 
How happy — that is, no, no— -O, how miaerable I axa ! She's aa old 
as Madam Eamond — bj Goorg© ah© is — ihe*8 as old as my loather. 
Tcm woFuId^H haTQ m fellow mtiny ft troman &s old as his mother f If a 
too bad : by George it ij. It's too bad/' And here^ I am Sony to saf, 
Harrj Esmood Wami)gt>n, E«qnir^, of CastLewtKid, in Yirginm, heg«n 
to erj. The deleotabk point, j#u &ee, mast huve beefi passed set etsl 
gliissea ago. 

** Yon don't want to marrr her, then ?" uks the Chaplain* 

'* What's that to jou, sir ? We promised her, and mn E^mcfoil — a 
Vtr^mia Esmond, mind that— ^Mr. AVhat's yonw name — ^aatp«ni — iaa 
but his word ! " The sentiment was uohle^ but di^llrered hj ^iMttf 
with rather a doubtful airticulation, 

•* Mind yon, I said & Tii^iaia Esmond/* o<>n tinned poor Hanj, lift- 
ing Tip his finger, *' I don*t mean the voun«:er bmneh here. I ^mCt 
mean Will, who robbed me «botit the howei, tmd whose bones Fll bf^ak^ 
I give you Lady Maria — HeaTen bless her, and Heayen bless ymi, 
Sampson, and yon deserve to be a bishop, old boy! " 

" There are letters between you, I suppose ? " says Sampson. 

" Letters ! Dammy, she's always writing me letters ! — neyer gets 
me into a window bnt Ae sticks one in my cuff. Letters, that u a 
good idea. Look here ! Here's letters ! " And he threw down a 
pocket-book containing a heap of papers of the poor lady's composi- 
tion. 

** Those are letters, indeed. What a post-bag ! " says the Chajdain. 

" Bnt any man who touches them — dies— dies on the spot ! ^ 
shrieks Harry, starting from his seat, and reeling towards his swoid ; 
which he draws, and then stamps with his foot, and says ^ Ha ! ha ! ** 
and then lunges at M. Barbeau, who skips away from the lunge behind 
the Chaplain, who looks rather alarmed. And in my mind I behold 
an exciting picture of the lad with his hair dishevelled, raging about 
the room flamberge au verUy and pinking the affrighted innkeeper and 
chaplain. But 0, to think of him stumbling oyer a stool, and pro- 
strated by an enemy who has stole away his brains I Come Gambol 
and help your master to bed I 



TiTF vniorxiixs. 



219 



OHAPfEH XXXn. 



f WSfCn A riUlLt COACH is OflDEftED, 



O^m ptnailfic ^^^7 ^^^ ^^ ^ divit)f« tlui leertt wfaieh Mr. LsmWrt 
1 ift Ittt Ttf«»'e €ar nt the d<iii« al the «ntepeniiltimate dupUr^ 
iion (tC which caused %ueh great pletiiiire to the wholfi of 
Ikmilj* Al thje haj inu isi tht oora not mdy for 
hfmoa^qwm^ Une jkrm h«n«» diiefifiged, wh^^ nukrd 
llkoiild ibiy ntit h^ (lut into tlie c»oa«1i, aii<! BhouLd 
1P> Mi ill PT *^ *^* ^ furU>riflg<> Wt^lb, liking friend Wolfe at 

^*T— fmK r awd thi« propoial, and I isae mf flie getitleiiiftn who 
Bttdiit ' nml for joj. Tbe gma went off" strdghl« 

WAY tagtt '', paduiuayBj ^bftlftsi, furbclQU^, tiippt, 

md ! ,. , and I know mit what . f 

ICsBiBift b««t Toiws wert tnken from tlia prctau, wlM^noe tb<*x 
oiUjr »m4 on fsiv, ftole^mn oocmsioM, retmn^ Immftdmtvlj afterwards 
l9 Liiiadit mm! •rrlijcioti ; the tmiTt Cblomi^l produci^ hii loccd hat 
mil waiaCoMit and Ailvc-r' hiltud Imufi^; Charley rejoiced in n rasi'e 
bottdi^ idt of hii fatii^t'rii b %hkh IIm Cdk&td liiid be«fi nirrltnl, 
iftd vakil Mr«, l^mWrt cut ap, not without a pang. Ball ind Dutiip- 
Hsf lad iMr loOi and ieuiii«« tied with ribbon, and Chuuipp tho old 
wldt* e«rt-hor*!, w^ut ni miicorii lender, to help ilio rarrio^afC-hMrM^* up 
IIm tol Mlif ire otilet of th« road from OjLkhttnt to Wrut^rham. The 
t woi Bfl ofiti^Qt V4 hk-l«'i and woi b«llevi^ to hare scrrt^ in th« 
! whti^h had brougtit Geor^o 1, ftcm OrMHwich to jAmdant on 
Kb iiil OTfi^ to MNiao tlit •oreratgnly of tlin* rtnlmi* It had 
baloii||ad !» Vr. Laatol% &lii«r, aod tli« kndljf had httm in %h*> 
Ulil«r ftgavdiftg itt «Ttt ibea thef eoM rttttmbtr ttnjtimig, •« »» 
if lii ttMl i|4ind&d otMioi la tli« tliTM Idafdmni. BtIaii« OMilh^ 
mm, oad^iBtitt it obo bo owa^d?^ — idomghman, of the Omkbtiili 
UmBft l^d a place on tho box, witli Mf. C^k^ bjr kb Mi*, Th« predoat 
wen paoked la imporiols on the roof. The Coloiiiri ]iUtola 
pal ia t]i# iio«Veti of tbo carrio^, and thi^ blondcrbtiia hmt^ 
Mtlad tilt box^ in ruaeh of Brian, who woi an vtd ^oldirr* No high- 
r* sMiiialad tlie eonTor ; aot vtki aa iaidc»^p#r lavbd 
Idnel loialiat, who, witli a thmdtf pum and a 
Ur^ iaB%« waa not to bt pluodt'r^d hj IboM i»r aaf «lliir 4epi«datafa 
«a tbt 1ciii|t'i blitliwaj ; asd a naioiiablo ehmf maAmi lod^iiii^ had 
liiB askfifad iat ^hma hf jroaair Coleml Wolfo, at lb« honm whm Im 
wm in tiM fcahii of fntlttag up, and whill^ar lia hlayalf aoaaofaaioi 
Ikaa as lionaliaelL 
li ki{i|iaiMd Ikii tbM lodgiaga vtia apfntflt Mmbm BanitabHit 



j^^ 



220 THE VIHGOLyffS- 



and as the Oakhttrat family reached their quartera on a Satarday eren- 
ing^t they aould a«e chair after chair discharging^ pot^den&d beaux and 
patched and brocaded beauties at the Bftroae*9*3 door^ who was holding 
one of her many card parties* The &un was not jet down (for ottr 
aneestora be^n their dissipations at early honr»^ and w«r« at meat, 
drink, or cards, any time after threo o^cIock in the aiY«moon nndl any 
lime in the night or morning), and the younf oonntry ladies and their 
mother from their window oould se« the various personals aa xhef 
pn^i^ed into the Bernitein ronL Col^n^^l Wolfe toid the ladi^ who naort 
of the churacten were, *Twas aln.^ as delightful aa going to tfa» 
party themselres, Hetty and Theo thf» Kt^ for they not only ©onld tee 
the guests arriving, but look into Baronesses open casements and 

watch many of them there. Of a fei the personages we hare before 
had a glimpse. When the l>i^«^*«- Q,ueetisberry passed, and Mr* 
Wolfe explained who ihe waJ unbert was ready with a sooiw 

«f lines about ^* Kitty, heant *^^^" fro^Q^ his fatamita Mat 

Prior, 

'f Think that that old U ^, e like yoUp girls!'' criea Uv 

ColoneL 

**Like us J papa? Well^ certainly we never set np for being 
beauties ! " says Miss Hetty, tossing up her little head. 

'' Yes, like you, you little baggage ; like you at this moment, who 
want to go to that drum yonder : — 

'* Inflamed with rage at sad restraint 
Which wise mamma ordained 
And sorely vexed to play the saint 
Whilst wit and beauty reigned." 

<* We were never invited, papa ; and I am sure if there's no beauty 
more worth seeing ihan that, the wit oan't be much worth the hearing," 
again says the satirist of the family. 

'*0, but he's a rare poet, Mat Priori" continues the Colonel; 
« though, mind you, girls, you'll skip over all the poems I havs 
marked with a cross. A rare poet ! and to think you should see one of 
his heroines! 'Fondness prevailed, mamma gave way' (she alwap 
will, Mrs. Lambert !) — 

** Fondness prevailed, mamma gave way,— 
Kitty at heart's desire 
Obtained the chariot for a day, 
And set the world on fire ! " 

** I am sure it must have been very inflammable," says mamma. 

'* So it was, my dear, twenty years ago, much more inflammable than 
it is now," remarks the Colonel. 

'* Nonsense, Mr. Lambert," is mamma's answer. 

''Look, look!" cries Hetty, running forward and pointing to the 
little square, and the oovered gallery, where was the door leading to 
Madam Bernstein's apartments, and round which stood a crowd of 
street urchins, idlers and yokels, watching the company. 



THE TIB0IMAKS, 



321 



"li'» Hairy WtTflogtetlf" exclaima Theo, waTing n hasdk^eMef 
to tilt fWti^ ykfgktkhiai but WurrmgUsu did not ««« Miss Lambert* 
Tilt Tiff tnlaii irtj wiikii^g Arm-io-irm wilb a portljr ckrgymim in a 
trifp mtltng nlk gown, isid tlio iwi> went mto Hadiune de Bemiikjji^e 
4oor, 

'*i hmx4 him preAoh a to oat admirable sermon hart lut Buo* 
dtj.*^ Mrs Mr. Wolfe : **^ Uttle Ihe&triQAl, bnt iDOKt Atf iking ftml 

** T^u Mtm to be ber« most Stindaji , Jameif" tap lit?. Lambert, 

*' And llondA^, a^d ko on till Saturduj,'* adds tha CoknaL ** Bc€, 
BxTTfhMM IwAutiBed bis»KiU a]readj» hath bU hair in buckle, and I 
hart oa dttbt ia foiii^ to tho drom too/^ 

*' I bad fUtJier lit qubt gen^rnllj of a Saturday tttniog/' saja atbtt 
Mr* Wolle ; '^ at any m^ Jiiray fn>m enrd-pUTbg and teftndal ; but I 
ovm, daar Mem, Unnbrrt, 1 iitu uiid<«r ordtrns. 5iiiUl I go aorou the wny 
and Mod Mr. Warrington to yau^*' 

"Hqi lai him baTe bit sprt. We iholl ae# him to-mormv. Ha 
%«Bt*l tan 1i» be djaturb«d amidat hia Hue loika by m oountry peo(it»p'* 
Mid sedt Mti. LotDbcrt. 

*^ I an glad h» h with a oliifjiaa& who pr^aehfi io wdl/^ aayi Tlic^, 
iollljr; lad htt tjts ic^eiaed to la/p You aee, good peoples, he u not 1*0 
liad at jMt IbOQ^t biiUf and as 1| for mj part, D£ver boli<»Ttd him to be, 
**nm ilailj liian baa a very kind, handflonie ftoe," 

**BtrB ^mam a greater dcT^^yniaD," cdffa M?» Wolfe i ** It b my Lonl 
tIMIalMUyp witll hii bhie ritbatif and a diiplitlii behind him/' 

*' Attd wbto a eeroy^i niimm have we b^i f** breaks in Hm, Laink*rt, 
ta a atdaa-^aif, eoTcrcd ^iUi gilding, toppcfl witii no less than five 
tafl*i ttftMtai caxricd by boaren in ridily hotd thihe^t and prccf (icti 
liy thtm ftttmto 10 tbt tame ipkadid livi^r^', now eam« up to Moilnmo 
dt Bnanltiii'i door, f b» Ittisb^p, who had been about to «iiter, fttopprd^ 
asd nm fc^ck with th« mott rtfupetitfal bows and curtsiot to the Mda^ 
v^^r, gii^iag bit hand to the tody who atepptKl tbcQev, 

*• Wko m earth ii tlua £" " a&ki Mrs, LambcrL 

** 8|ilitiiifi eta Doutaoh f Ja, mekhofr* liiobti Tirfetond/' eayB the 



Fooli, Mmrtiu.*' 

^^ ^ WtU, If yon can- 1 underktand High Put«h, my lore, bow can I help 
^Ht Tti«r fduealiozi wat ncgUctrd at >cbooL Can ynu nodentaiid 
^Mtidry— I Ictwrw yoti ean ?" 

**I tt«ktr oHta Cbjirley, reeitijig the iia^ld, '^th»t makmm on a 
flild flr, Willi la tafFa ooro&et. 
** A aoimtcM^i oorouet, my toti. The D)uiit«ia of Yafmoaib, my iO&.** 
** Ai»d pray who ii ihe i " 

** ll bath if ff« bete the euitom of eur iOT«reigfii to advaaiot fxrtnm 
«f dklJootMm to honour/' oc»nimu«i the oolonei^ gniftlyi **an'l ' 
•■IsaBi lady hath htttn m promoted by our gracioiia mo&areh| U ^ » 
fwak «f Ceoataia of tbii kingdom/' 



m THE TIBGDflASS, 



** But why, papa f ^ aaked the dauglitew together, 

** NeTer miiid, pih V^ said mamma* 

But that incorrigible col<«i*l would gcj on, 

*^ Y% m^ cbildren, is one of tht last and tbe most awkn^ard letten wt 
the \Fkole dplmb^t. Whon I t^Ii yon stories, you are always Ea|-Bi§ 
Why* Why ^oold my Lord Bifthep be eriugmg to that lidy F Im^ 
at him rubbing: hi« fat hands togethef , and stai^g into her £^ I 11*1 
not a hajidaome face any longer. It is all painted red and white^, lilu 
Bcarannoucb's m the pantomime* 8ce^ there oomea another blu£»nliaiwi« 
as I live. My Lord Bamboroi o desoendant of the Hotsptnx, 

The proade&t man in England >pSi he howt, he amil^si ; be ii 

hat in hand, too. See, aho tap^ enth ber £in. Get away, yoa 

orowd of little blaakguard hoya, i *t tnead oa the Tobe irt the lady 

whom the Idsg dellgbts to hoiLon; 

" But why does the king hou '^ fiak the girlg oqoc more* 

** There goes that odious las ut one 1 Did you eTer bear of 

her GrojGe the Dueheaa of Eet fo. Of the DtKohe^ of Povta- 

mouth ? Noa plus, 01 th« Di T L& YalEdxti P Of Fair Eo^ 

mand, tben?" 

*^Hu6h, papal There ia no need lo bring lilushes on the cheeks of 
my dear ones, Martin Lambert ! " said the mother, patting her finger to 
her husband's lip. 

<* 'Tis not I ; it is their saered Majesties who are the oonae of the 
shame," cries the son of the old republican. *' Think of the Bishops 
of the Church and the proudest nobility of the world cringing and 
bowing before that painted High Dutch JecebeL it's a shajne! a 
shame!" 

'* Confusion !" here broke ont Colonel Wolfe, and, making a da^ at 
his hat, ran from the room. He had seen the young lady whom he 
admired and her guardian walking across the Pantilea on iioot to the 
Baroness's party, and they eame np whilst the Countess of Yarmonth- 
Walmoden was engaged in oonyersation with the two lords apiiitiial and 
temporal, and these two made the lowest reyerenees and bows to the 
Countess, and waited nntil she had passed in at the door on the 
Bishop's arm. 

Theo turned away from the window with a sad, almost awe-stiidcen 
face. Hetty still remained there, looking from it with indignation in 
her eyes, and a little red spot on each cheek. 

** A penny for little Hetty's thoughts," says mamma^ eoming to the 
window to lead the <^d away. 

'< I am thinking what I should do if I saw papa bowing to tiiat 
woman," says Hetty. 

Tea and a hissing kettle here made their appearance, and the family 
sate down to partake of their eyeniug meal, leaving however Miss Hetty, 
firam their place, oommandof the window, which ahe begged her bxother 
not to doae. That youg gentleman had been down amongst the crowd 
to inspect the armorial bearings of the Countess's and othor aedanii no 



HLB TtBGINUJfS, 



Mt iiid ftk* t# i&Teit lizpQaioe ia a cheett'cako b^ mamini'ft order 
ad Mb own dediVj i^ lk« ittoiiutd pretfintly with tkU <kUe«o/ 
wrappid up in A fmpm, 

** Look, mothef,*' ha flomei book aod njSy '' dd jtm see thst b% ixitt3i 

in bpvv% betUn^ dl tb« fllkn with kb iliok? Xh&t is the kjirncd 

Hi; idkmaa* Ho oomts to the Friaji lomtilijiet U> 9e« put Eoisten 

tfo w iiltiig with some frieiidfl just now ot tho toirtablo Morm 

iQ«tt*o tart-ohop. Thej hur^ tM Ihefo, twoftonoe a oup ; I 

. Ifr. iohosoQ Hf ho hftd had oireiiteGn oupi — that m&kea two-azLd 

pnao — what a tt^ki id mQS9f £ur tea ! " 

» W1»l wmM pm h^vt, Chario^ ?*' asks XUfo. 

' I tkink I mmi\d bato ehoi9e»€ak9«f - ' ««yaChoTky, i%hiii^^ bm hia ta«th 

a a kfgo ftlicOp ** aad the gcntlitiiAii whom Mr. Johaioa woo 

' wnbi"* oiiHtiiirn Charlojj with M« mouth ^uito fuU^ '* wai Mr, Bachanlaoii, 

** CUriia&S** cry all the wpmcn in a Urcalb^ tad ran to the window 
to too Ihctr favuurite writer* B^ thtfl time the sum waa stiak , th« ktars 
I Iwi&kliag atvrhcadp aiid tho footiaan oamo &ad iightad iht ciStUoo 



HiaocBil hm mothv wem almdiaf togothit kbkias horn their plaoo 

Thar* was a mall illlia^atka at Mrs. BrowaV tart 

bf whioh our &i«a<b oould toe oaa iadj getting Mr. 

I bat and ttii^k, and aaothar tjing a shawl round hia neok, 

irkiilibawalkadhotDo, 

' BO I ha doio not look liko Qtandiaon V* orUs Theo. 
' I SBtbit think 1 wtah we had not aoaa hioi, mjr doar/* saja i 
I boon deHa3b«d aa a meai oentlmontal wootan and i 
and hvra a^in thof waro intiirfuptod hf MIm Rtiiiy, ivho cried : 
r ttlnd thai Uttlo M 80% but louk jroader, mamma^" 
»f lookffd joadiCp Mad they vaw, ia tho i»l ^Imb, Mr. 
nadofgoijijir tha kooonr of a pres^atation to tiM Coamtoos of 
Vanoowthf who wai aUlt fiallawod by ihm obflei|itioiu poor and prc^Uta 
with tba blna ribandi* And ni?w tha Countcaa grao&aiuly onto down (e 
a eaid-lalibKp tho BiAliop and tW EiirU ^i^d a fourth ponon baisg bar 
And now Mr, WarHniton oaoa intd tbo ornhnmra ^ tha 
' with a lady whom thrf rooogsiaod aa tho lady wbom tktf bad 
la Ibra law mkuitea at Oakjutnrt. 
** Bow nnek finar ha ta^" nmirka mamfaa, 
** Hov haialaiiroTod in hia boki. What haa ho dono lu hinuoll V* 



Look ai hb granrl hm IHlk «id ruMsai My doatv ha haa not gol 
nm ■Lirta auy more/' oriai Iha natron* 

'Wkalam jon talking aiioni, girls T' aaks papa, naUaktg on hts 
bo waa daaing aHar iLa IsahJon af buMt Immm^ 



Jhm gtdi sid bww llarry Waniai|to waa la ^ window, talkiog 
bb oottsin Lady Maria Kstnond. 




2H 



THE TIRGI2fTAXS. 



"Cbme away!" cries pupa. "You have no right to be Bpjinj^ lat 
j'OiLB^ frUow. Down with the enrtamsj I say ! ** 

And down the eurtains wentp so that the girb law no mora of ] 
BexmfiUin'a guesti or doingi for that night* 
I pray yon not be angry at my remarking, if only by way of * 

^ iKlween thc^se two opposite housea, that while Madjiun Bernstein and 
her ^eat^— biahopf dignitaries, nobleman, and what not — were gambling 
<>r 'MkiDg &can<k!, or deTonring ehampogne and chickena (whioh I 

».|iold to be T@nial ain), or doin^ bonour to her ladyship the kiog^t fiav^gi&r^ 

^ fte, the Countesa of Yarmouth- Walmoden, our eountry friends in tbetr 
lodgings knelt round their table, whither Mr, Brian the Dcmdnnaa 
eame as sikntly as his treaking thoes wonld let him, whil&t Mr* Jmm- 
beii, atanding np« read in a low voice, a prayer that Hraven would 
lighten their darkness and defend tbem from the perils of that night, 

k Hid a sappHeation that it would grant the request of thos« two or thnc 
gathered together. 

Oor yonng folka were np betimes on Sunday morningt ** -^ "----rrd 

themselves in those snaart new dresses which were to faaciu;: 

Imdge folks, and, with the escort of brother Charley, pftcifu uie m^ 

I town I and the quaint Pantiles, and the pretty common^ lusg tm tiki 

k ^mpany was at breakfiiat, or the hells had rung to ohnteh, II wia 

I Heater who fonnd out where Harry Worrington^a lodging must hi^ If 

remarking Mr* Gumbo in an undre&s, with his lovely hair in omi-papen, 

drawing & pair of red curtains aside, and opeomg a windiiw-cashf 

whence he thmst his head and inhaled the sweet morning breesB* Mr. 

0nmbo did not happen to ^e the jouug people from Oakhiirvtp thotigh 

.they beheld him clearly enough. He leaned gracefully from the 

' window ; he waved a large feather brash with which he eondeaodndpd to 

dust the furniture of the apartment within ; he allnbly engaged in eon- 

Tersation with a cherry *cheeked milkmnidj who was lingering ttsdcr 

the casament, and kined his lily hand to her. Gumbo^s hand aparklod 

with rings, and his person was decorated with a profusion of jewelkry^ 

gifU, no doubtr of the fair who appreciated the yonng African* Om 

or twiee more before breakfast^ time the girls pasE^ near that wtnd^« 

It remained open, but the room behind it was blanks No fa^e of Hairy 

Warrington appeared there. Neither spoke to the other of the subjad 

^ on which both were brooding. Hetty was a little provoked with CbarZ^p 

] who was damoroQS aboat breakfast, and told him he was always thisk- 

I Ing of eating. In reply to her sarcastic inquiry, he ftrtleflaly owned hi 

•honid like another eheese-eake, and good-natured Theo, laughing, mid 

ahe had a sixpence, and if the cake^ahop were open of a Sunday mofiL- 

ing Cliarley should have one. The cake-shop was open : and Theo took 

ont her little pur^, netted by her dearest friend at sobooLf and < 

ing her pocket-piece, her grandmothor'a guinea, her slander li^le i 

Lnf thiliiJQgi — ^nay, some ooppes* money at one end; and shii 

Charley to the meal whleh he loved. 



^ ^ 



THE TIBGIHUKSL 3S& 



** A $^9$X deal af ^no companj was &t ohiucli, Thefo w^k that taunj 
old diiobcM, And old Madcun BeniittfiD, witli Ladj MariA at her u4e, 
uid Mf« Wolf^i of ^ufiiRf by the «ide ol Mm Lowther, imd Kinging wiUi 
hi^r ouJ. of Um Aamo |}iijilm-book : und Hr. Hicbi^rdiion with i. b«vy of 
luiliei. Oae <>f th^m is Blins FirMiug^ ptpn tells tlicm alter churoh^ 
HftfT^f FieldUt|^*i wkt/ffT* girla^ wliiii gut^d oompany he wjia ! And hii 
book* tfe irurth ft do^en of your iijilk*i»up Finutflau und (InrissaB, Mrs, 
L«QilM?rt 1 but wkiit iroman cTtT ioved true humowr ? And tlit^re was 
Mr* JohnAoniittitig ninof]gfit the charity'obildren* Did you a^e hoi? bo 
tofiitd round t« the altar nl thu Btdii^f, and u|i»ct two o? tht«* of the 
•eand little ui^hiut in loaU^^r bre«cUi?s P And what a ijunmia teratoa 
Hifiy'i pwioatftve, didn*t he? A sermon aboul fteaadal. How he 
loodiwd up tom« of the old harridani who wero leftted rtiitnd ! Why 
t Itr. Wmirbgion nt church ? It was a ehamo hd woan't at 

1 ffn% did Bot remark wbotb«r lie vaa there or not,*' »»yi Mm 
', taaiiif her head up* 
Biii Hieo, who was all truth, taidf ** Yet, I thought of him, and WU 
lie waa sot thcro ; and bo did you think of him^ Hetty." 
IjM W mdi thinf^, Mibi," persuU Hi*tty. 

why did you whii{>tr to me it was Harry 'a olergymou who 




•*X9 tkiiile ^f Mr« Warrington'ft clergTman la not to thliik of Mr. 
Woffingtoo.* It waa a most eJtoellent muidoq, o^rtaia])^, and th« ohildrta 
«anK Mai draadfoUy out of tune. And there ii Lady MarU at tb« 
wtndiMr oppoiltet iindlinif at the roeei ; «nd that U Mr, Wolfe' i sUp, I 
kmnr hii fmt tniUtiry tramp. Kight lttE--rlgbt left I How do you 
in, Oilottd Walfe r^ 

** Why do yo« look m gliim* Jamea ? ** aaki Colonel Lambert, good- 
ftatnivdly. ^^ Haa the ohannar been eooiding thae, or ia Uij oonidonoo 
|ifk^ad by the Hrmon* Mr. Sanpion, isn't the panon^i naxnt*^ A 
immumM frvmAmr, on niy word 1 '* 

**A pnitty pmichtr, and a pr«tty priotitionerl'* i«y» Mr- Wolfe, 
witli a alintg of hla ahoulderi. 

** Wl^t I thoufbt the diaooimo did not la»t t<^n minut«i, and madant 
did not aleep otie dngla wink during thn ifinttuOi didjit thou, UoUy f '* 

" UU jen lee when the fvUow eamu into ohui^f ** aaked Iha itid%« 
aatit Cdload WoUe. ** Ha eame in at Ihe opcai door of tha oonxmoiir 
j«ii in Ummt and aa the p^alm waa over/^ 

** Weil, ha had been n^ding the eervloe probalily t» lome nek peraoOf 
1i«f» are many btrip" rttnafka Mri. Lamlivrt. 

^ lUadioip the tfrrica I 0, my good Mm. Lambert f Ho yim know 
%t.vf« I fiaaad hiwP 1 went to lauk for yuur ^i^aof^ ioap««;raee wl a 

own name ia a very pr«tty naine, 3*i3i inre,^ crira mi Hi^lty. 
iH 6<tpH)fa a» 1 It it Henry Exmotid Warrbigtini, Kjiqiiirf* 
Miti &^p I fi»and the pataoii in hla oanKHiki and E«mT^ ^Lmufsah. 

\wm I iiiii ^^ , ...i^ 




126 THE TIEGIKIINS. 



"Warriagtoii, Zsqtiire, m Hia bed-s:own, at a quarter 
o'clock in the morning, \f hea oU the Sunday belb we?* ringtng, laA 
tJiey were playicg otmr a game of pioqiiet tliey Jwd had the m^ 
before I" 

** WoU| anTiibers of good peo|*le play at oaMa of & Sand*}- , The £b| 
pI&Ts at ctirdi of a StmdiT,*' 
" Hiwh, my dear ! " 

** I know he doea," saya Hetty, " with that painted perton w» mm 
yesterday, that Counter what d" ' her P *' 

** I thinkj my dear Miss Hestei jyman had best take to God*« 

books mstead of the DeTira bQ«^« " day— and so I took the liherty 

of telling rom parsotL^'. Ilett if sho thoiig-ht it tea* a Itbertr 

which Mr< Wolfe had takent told ow young fri^d that I 

thought he had better have b my to ^oreh than tlittc ia lisi 

bedgown.'* 

'* You wouldn't hay© Harr^ co ' lUTch in a ditssiog- grown and 
nightcap, Colonel Wolfe F ' be a pwtty «ght, indeed!*' 

again says HtCtj fiercely. 

** I would have my little f^rVa tou^.^ *iot wag^ quite so fast," mmaiks 
papa, patting the girl's fluahtd little cheek. 

*' Not apeak when a friend ia attacked, and nobody says a word in his 
favonr ? No ; nobody ! " 

Here the two lips of the little mouth dosed on each other ; the whole 
little frame shook : the child flong a parting look of defiance at Mr. W<dfe, 
and went out of the room, just in time to close the door, and burst oat 
crying on the stair. 

Mr. Wolfe looked Tery much discomfited. '< I am sure, Aunt Lambert, 
I did not intend to hurt Hester's feelings.'* 

« No, James," she said, Tery kindly. The young officer used to call 
her Aunt Lambert, in quite early days, and she gave him her hand. 

Mr. Lambert whistled his favourite tune of *< Over the hills and ftr 
away," with a drum accompaniment performed by his fingers on the 
window. '^ I say, you musn't whistle on Sunday, papa ! " cried the 
artless young gown-boy from Grey Friars ; and then suggested that it 
was throe hours from breakfast, and he ahould like to finish Theo's 
cheesecake. 

" 0, you greedy child ! " cries Theo. But here, hearing a little excla- 
matory noise outside, she ran out of the room, closing the door behind 
her. And we will not pursue her. The noise was that sob which broke 
from Hester's panting, over-loaded heart ; and, though we cannot see, 
I am sore the little maid flung herself om her sister's neck, and wept 
upon Theo's kind bosom. 

Hetty did not walk out in the afternoon when the family took the 
air on the common, but had a headache and lay on her bed, where her 
mother watched her. Charley had discovered a comrade from Grey 
Friars I Mr. Wolfe of course paired off with Miss Lowther : and Theo 
and her father, taking their sober walk in the Sabbath aunahine, firand 



TOE TmoiKiAirs. 



m 



btaidti^ €& ft htmh tmder a tree, her nioce mii 
is adsDdaoop* Eurf msi tip to greet hk (le«r £rieiidi: h# 
was fttdiani wiili pleaiure at h^ihxMhig ik&n — the elder ladies wort 
t gmdom to iha ooltm«i and hli wife^ who had m ktndlj wakoaied 
Uanrx. 
Bam mM* and haodioiiie ha looked ! Th«a tho^gbt— slia caU^d Itim 
r Mi GMitian name, at if be were reoUy her hrotUcir. " Whj did Wi 
t iii fen ioim^ to-daj, Harrj Y^* tks^ aikedt 
^ I iMffar tbcmght joa were here, Th^.'' 
! ^ But joa iii%hl Im^ie aeen m if yon withed." 
I*" W^ftf *' aakad Emj. 
** n«v«, flr," aha idd, pobting ta the ohianeh. And who held her 
_ Iv^aa if In rapraof; bit a iweet kindiieai beamed in her faee. 
~jlJb| 6imlf yoong ic^er, wandering cm the ^rarld and itruggUsg with 
toim<atiq>, ttai- jim Abo havn oaa or two pitt« haarta to lo¥e and pray 
fa joqI 



I 



CHAFTEE XXXm, 



If JlHUV j4A'Msma'9 Srtt feeliitj^f upon Upantb^ ^bm Utile tecrtt whieb 
Ilia jroviigcr danghteyt eipotion biid rsv^alcd, vutoht aiifiy with tlie 
lad wIm Iwd robbed hb ehild*i heart away &om blm and bir Imilf . 
** A ylafna upon all neapefmodtf Bn^ltah or ladtaji I" emd tba Colaoal 
to kia^inbfirt ** 1 wiah tbia esc had l^ko liii noai Agaiaat anj doortkoai 

" IMkapi wo tra to oin^ bim of haiog a MapcfrftMl my daftr,** >a;i 
MffB, Lmbcfii mttdiy iiitarpoftiogp *' and ^ &I1 at oitr door hath loiae- 
Ihiaf fiOfldiiiitUl in it, Tott laofbad at ma, Itr* Laaiherty wh«a t aaid 
in htibra ; bttt if HeaTen did not tend the yotmg gtzitlanuui to m^ lifio 
dUf Afid it may bo for thi bl^filug and hippinaOT of oa all that ha 

^ll*i hatd, MoDy T irooit 13ia CaknitL •< Wt chtriah and fbndla 
wi fiar *aa : we tend ibafli tttroofk dek^tm and health : we toil and 
wa a^kavac : we hoard itwuf mmmf in the ttoekin^, and fiateh our own 
ilil caala: U they^re a bcadaaho we can*t liotp for thinkiiig of their 
iflMBBl ; il tb«jr ba? e a wiab tr faaoyt wo work di^ i^d it%ht to Mm- 
^M fli tad *tli dariing daddy and datrtst |ia|»pf « aad wbaaa lithar 
li lika cmiaf tad m iHlL On Tmadigr aanilaf I am Ung of my 
iooat attl IhfliEly. On Tatiday aTtoiog Prioefr Wf^*-^-' — ppcr makia 
hk appaaranot, and my reign is oTcr. A wholo ^rottto and 

tar a pair of Uoe eyai^ a pair of kao ahAoiu, and a kaad of 



i^fai 




228 THE \TItGINIANa 



" *Xis written that w© womea should Icare all to follow our Eu^bjind. 
I think our courUliip waa not vorj long, dear Martin !" said the matroii, 
lajinp: her hand on her husband's ann. 

*< 'Tis hnman nature^ and what can fan expect of tHe jade f" s%he4 
the Colond. 

" And I think I did mj dnty ta my husband, tkou^h I own I left my 
papa for him/^ added Mrs. Lambert, eofUjr^ 

" Excellent wench I Perdition eatck my Bonl I but I do lore thee, 
HoUy r* safs the good Colonel; **'^*i*- then mind jou^ jour fftthcr 
never did me ; and if otct I am t<u- ^ oni-in-law *' 

^^ Ever, indeed 1 Of course i a are to hare hosbandA, Mr. 

Lambert I" ones mamma. 

** Well, when they comcn m, madam, aa yom father did 

tne^ and quite right too^ foi Easure away ftx^m him J** 

" Don^t be irreligious aoL ^ [artin Lambert I I say yon orv 

unnatnial, dr!'* eontinneath 

'* Nay, ray dear, I hare an i my left jaw, here; and *lli 

natural that the tooth should ^ But when the tooUi-dra-trei- 

pulls it, *tis natural that I shoulc m. Do yon suppose, madam, 

that I don't loTe Hetty better than any tooth in my head ? " ask^ Mi. 
Lambert. But no woman waa ever ayerse to the idea of her daughter 
getting a husband, however fathers revolt against the invasion of the 
son-in-law. As for mothers and grandmothers, those good folks are 
married over again in the marriage of their young ones ; and their souls 
attire themselves in the laces and muslins of twenty — forty years ago ; 
the postilion's white ribbons bloom again, and they flutter into the post- 
chaise, and drive away. What woman, however old, has not the bridal- 
favours and raiment stowed away, and packed in lavender, in the inmost 
cupboards of her heart ? 

<< It will be a sad thing, parting with her," continued Mrs. Lambot, 
with a sigh. 

*' You have settled that point already, Molly," laughs the ColoneL 
'* Had I not best go out and order raisins and corinths for the wedding- 
cake?" 

** And then I shall have to leave the house in their charge when I go 
to her, you know, in Yirginia. How many miles is it to Yirginisy 
Martin ? I should think it must be thousands of miles." 

** A hundred and seventy- three thousand three hundred and ninety- 
one and three-quarters, my dear, by the near way," answers Lambert, 
gravely ; *' that, through Preater John's country. By the other route, 
through Persia " 

« give me the one where there is the least of the sea, and your 
horrid ships, which I can't bear! " cries the Colonel's spouse. <* Ihope 
Bachel Esmond and I shall be better friends. She had a yezy hi^ 
spirit when we were girls at schooL" 

'* Had we not best go about the baby linen, Mrs. Martin Lambert ? " 
here interposed her wondering husband. Now, Mrs. Lamberti I daro 



THE VIRGDflANS, 



2'2?> 



iLotip^ht then waa no matter for wondDnDcnt at all, and had 
kdl $omp Yfifj pretty laoe capa ftud biba in Mra. BobbhiiVa toy- 
Ai}d on tlmt Sunday aftemooaj when the diaooT^ty was madt, 
[ wMk liUle Hetty wan lying upon her pillow with feTCriih cheefca, 
] ^Vt S&d a piteous fj^oei her molher looked at the ohOd with the 
t p«rfr«t «afio of mind, atid leemed to h§ mther pl^aaed than oth<;r- 
I at Hattj'i woe. 
Xbt giii «■• sot only nnhappj, bot enraged with herself ht having 
htf weret, Perhapf aha had not known it until the sudden 
"mMIod aoqitttiiited htr with her own atate of mind ; and now the Uttle 
auufl ciioaa to ba ai muoh aabamod as if ahe had dono a wrong, and 
baan ilaoorcj^ in it. Bhe waa indlgnatit with her own weakna^i, and 
Irakt into tranipt^rta of wrath agmuBt herself. She TOwed aha never 
WOlld Iwgitt banelf ^r iubmitting to such a humiliation^. So the 
fVUif pmlr Wpamdad by the hanter^i dart, ehafes with ra|^ in tHa 
§9rmt, i» logry with the atirprita of the rankling steel in her litl?, 
attd marU aod bttea at her iiater-^uhs, and tlie leopardeia, her 9p<4t^ 




IMUm BMy tea and gnawed, and growled, to that I should mot like 
baw baaa bar fraternal mh^ or her ipotted dam or airt. ** What 
M mj yonttg woman/' sha cried out, ''to indul^ in any 
laBMBtaP Maminai I ought to bo whipped^ and tent to b^d* I 
ptfibetiy wall Uial Mr* Warrington doea not care a Ag about me. 
4mmw aay ba likea l>>anoli aotfaiaei and the eommonest little millinar* 
tn tlia toyahop better than me« And to he ought, and ao they ant 
tbaa ma* Whyr what a fool I am to bunt out erving Hka a 
a&eol mothfug, and beoauae Mr. Wdfo said Har^ play ad oardji of 
A Bvttdaf f I know he is nol elf?«r» Uka papa. I h^liera he it itupld 
<— I mm oaHaia ha it itupid : but ha it not bo stupid as t am^ Why, 
af eottTMv I Ma*t marty hiro. How am I to goto Amertea, and l«a%o 
ym aad Theo F Of eonrsa, ha likca aomabody eUe, at Amcrleat or at 
SDmiMdgef or at J«'ri<?hci, or somewhtre. He Is a prinoi in Hn awa. 
•OOSliy, and «a' > i^' a t»oor half-pay offioar*t daughtt^J-* 

villi twoptooa 1' £ Tiot you to tell m« bow, wb^ti t wai 

• Vaby, I tried a&4 waut^^d i\i^ m<i<m f 1 am a baby now, am ' \ 

aSIyi Ktlk baby— don't talk to me^ Mra. Lambert^ I nm. Or a 

tbb to ba aaid, ba donH know anything about it^ and I wuuld MtUer out 
sy toi^iiia oQt than t«ll h(m/* 

Pira mm tba tbreata nith wlvieh Hf^tty Gaonaaod Thao, in eaaa bar 
ibtar dhooM batray htr. At ftir thf^ infantile Charley, hit radnd bofng 
iHoigalbcr ait on ohoeteoaknif ho hod not romarked or been mured by 
MiM Hcslar^a amotion ; and tho pareLuti iind tho kind aiiter of ooune all 
ffBBiiied not to iwaal the Utile maurs seemt 

** I bagin to think It had h««n beat for m to ftay at home" ilghod 
Mra. lAiaWrl to her huhband. 
^ Nay, mj d«ar/* Ptpliad tha otli«r. ** numan natiiro will tt» hnmaa 
; siindy llotty*aoo£ltcrtold mo hcriaIfthatihi»ltadtitia\i«B%\iku\a^ 



i^jfai 




THE VIBGIM:i>'S. 



of a likiiig Ibr « otrtain jtitmg cartite 1>efar0 lihe loU over head and hd^ 
in loTe wltk ft oeftaiB jonng qMjs^t oi Kingdejr'a. And as for me, mf 
^ was wotmded im a doxai plAoes en AUss Molly Benson took eQlira 
i&ion of it. Oiu- iom and dsnghtera mmat follow in the waj of thd^ 
patents Irafbro thcmt I suppose.. Why, but yestcrdaj, jou were aooldiim 
me for gmmblm^ at Mi«i Het*s precocious fanciea. To 4q Uie obiKd 
justice, ihe disguiaea her feelings entirely, and I d«fy Mr. Wamqgioa 
lo know &om her behaTionr how she h ditpoaed towards him*^^ 

** A danghter of min^ and jonrs, Martin/* criea the mothar wittlgiMft 

Ity^ " JM not going to Mng herself at a genOeman'a head I " 
''Ndther henelf nor the teaonp, my d^ar," anawvn the COI011I, 
p^ little Miaa Het tr^ta Mr. Warmgion like a vixen« Hd n^Ter mmm 
1 113, hut ihe boxes Lb ears in one fa;aMoa or t^oth&r. I pt^test ah« ii 
cly ciyil to him ; bat, kQowing what u i^in^ on in the young hypo- 
ita^s tnind , I am not going to ho angry at her mdanass/' 
«« Sha hath no need to he rnde at all| Martin ; and our giil is 
enough lor any gentbroan in Engknd or Ameriea. WUj^ if thctr 1 
aniti shonldn^t they majry after all, sir F ^' 

** Why, if he wants her, shouIdn^t he ask her, my dearf I ai 
we came. I am for putUag the horsea into the cajriag^, anJ 
their heads towards home again/' 
|i But mamma fondly said, ^^ Depend on it, my dear, that tJiese ms 
|ar« wifidy ordained for us. Bc^p^nd upon it, Martin, it wma &ot j 
Both tug that Harry Warrington was brought to our gate in thai w^; 
nnd that he and our children ara thua brought toother again* If tlni 
mofTJage has been decreed lu Kea^eUy a marriagQ it wOl be.*' 

** At what age, Molly, I wonder, do women begin and leafv off i 
makini^f If our little obit falls in love aud falls out again, alia will | 
be the £rat of her ^ex, Mrsv Lambert. 1 wish we were on oar waj 1 
Jn, and, if I hod my will, would trot off this very night'* 
^' He has promised to drink his tea here to<nigbt. Ton would not takt 
«way our obild^s pleasure, MartizL ?*' asked the motherj softly « 

In his faakioti, the father was not ksa good-natured. " Ton know, my 
dfir,^* sayi Lambert^ '* that if eithor of 'em had a fancy to our tars, wv 
would cut them off and serve them in a fricassee." 

Hsiry Lambert laughed at the idea of her pretty little delleiitQ ma 

heing io purred. When her husband was most tender-hearted^ his habit 

was to he most grotesque. When he pulled tho pretty Httk delicate ear, 

^ behind which the matron's fine hair was combed hack, wher«^in twinkled 

I fihiniog line or two of silver, I dat«say ha did not hurt ber much* I 

l4aresay she was thinking of the aaft, wcll-rememhcred limes of her own 

■Xiodest youth and sweet eourtsMp, Hallo wod remembrances of aacnd 

time*) I If the aight of youthful love is pleasant to behold, how i 

more charming the aspect of the ailection that has iurriTed 

Drrows, faded beauty perhaps, and life's doubts, diSereuoe% trouble ! 

In regard of her promise to disguise her feelings fof Mr. WatntigtoiL 
in that gentleman^s preseucep Miss Hester was better, or wocM if f^m 



THE TiaGn^ui^s. 



Una h *- '!. lUxry not only cam© to take t^a with kk 

t ia^k< : thif u*ixt d;ij to aa enttrtaiomeut at tbd BattiMi to 

' 4 4ia0», «I94 i^f^a lor tie I " orios Thee. '* Hnrrj, liow ^eliglki- 
i; I with W4 could bcpG t2it» rdrf lubiitc! ! ** 

** Wby, for % HLTBgo Virginka^ 1 docbr^, Harry ■WMrington^ thou 
ilw mml ^itilutd yotmg mAti peatiblo I " says tiio Coloiifil. " Mf 
r« dtiiU w» djun«« k nuaucl togctlMr f* * 

~7t» luiTc tbne ftueti a tldn^^ bcf<ir«, Morlia Lambert £ " t^jt th« 

:*t looii wif«. Her litifti^antl hitiui m xainiKot tune ; whips a pliUd 

! t«ii- tabby Hid makes a propamtory bow and iburuh with it aa 

) A h^if wbtkt madam pftrfortOJi her bc&t curUey* 

Oafy HeUf I of tim party ^ psnUti in lcN>ki&g glum and dif pleated* 
* Wliyt #kiiil, havtt jom not a mird of tliaiiki» to tbrow to Mr^ Wamag- 
tm?** ooka Tbeo ollur iM«r. 

*^ I B«y«r did eofo Ibr daiieiiig ajuoh,'* sayi Qetty, ** Witat it tb« 
tiP9 pf itiiiidifig up oppooitp a iiu|)id maHi and dioeiag dctira a room 
iUiblmF'* 

»* Jfrrci i^u rowpIUmnii^ iajs Mr, Warriugton. 
**1 dmi^itay U^ you ar« sUipid^thjit ia — tkat it, I^I oalj tntiat 
dcBiCii'' oajt lUtty, Uxing her lip^, oi the caught li«r llflst^ 
£&■ iMDMsbtftd the A^iJ said Harry wim iUi|)id« oud Theo'a droll 
t glonoe WAA her only romindtT* 
Hoi witii ibii Mios lidiy duAo to ho at ongrf w il H bad biin qidt* 
A BmcJ rtboke. ^* I hato dandag^lkcnt— I own it|'' aha aaji| vitk A 
ItM pf licr l»ad« 
" Kay. 79«i mtd to like it woU 6iidii|fh» nhild!" iatttpoow li«r ttolliar. 
^^Tbaiwai whonmkft wana *' ' >;t vpu tats aba ia grown ttpla 

»«iv aid waman t* " romoikj 1 l ii^r. ** Or perhapa Hita Um^ 

llia^ut?'' 

I i '* lajri Hciior, asappiahiy, drubbing with her Uttla faot 
Ifi a lUfiai withaut a tiddia F *' layi impi^rlurbed papa* 

ai aomo of«r Harry Warrtugtau'ii faots •* 1 aome to try 
^ aad gifa than plaanua and a danc^^'^ ho thiaku, ^* smd tha 
I fUof talk ma aba iatat danmg. Wis don't proclitc kmdncsa^ %gr 
m^k%mnUiipt liaipttaltty » ia our oanatrj. Ku— ixur siKmk la our 
yaimta m^ naither*'* t am alrmid^ in thii particular, uiagat ha?a 
alla»gad ia the United Slataa durinf^ tW Uit hundrod fttXWt a&d that 
Ula faiia^ Mk§ fh/tm ara aooiidotaMy Jlfittjitd^ 

Bi4 aoataot with this, Uioa II«al«r anal ^ra««ad to maka inah fun al 
all ^ fxanpany at th^ umu .rvri ripadaUy of narry'* own i m mad i a t a 
awapita an4 oorapon j^cti lad was iitiU farther poinod al 

Mr behttThwr; aad^ wui^ un law .^ilrc. Lambert oJoae^ aikod how or ia 
whsl ba had again affaiMUd, that Baiiar waa to angry with him? The 
Had matron fttlt isaro tJtan Qja wall difpot^ towordi tha boyi after 
liar iiaQ|i;httr*i co&dcMit ha htm. Sh« would hara liked to UU iha i«ct€t 
KUih Haatiy hid jo Jiarorl/. Tkb&, too^ nmianttroliii with h«r liatar 






in f«»mto ; but H^ter would not listen to tha sabject, and wm us ftngtj 
in her bedroom, wb^n tbe girls were alone, as ftbo bad been in tbe 
parlour before ber mother^ a eonip&nj> ** Sappose be hatet me ? ^^ amy 
sbe, ■*! expeet he will, I hate royfialf, 1 do, and BPom mjself for 
bein^ euth an idiot* How onght b& to do otbc^rwise than b&t« me f 
Didn't I abuse him, eall bim ^ooee, all sorts of names f And I know 
bo ia cot clever all tlie time* I know 1 have better wite than be hat 
It is onlj because be h lall« and baa blue eves, and a prettj itose tbat 
I like him, Wbat an absurd ftxjl a girl mnat be to like a man mBtdy 
beeaii^ he baa a bine nose u ^ ' ^ jes ! So I Am a fool^ and I 

won't have you say a wor<l *« ^ Tbeo ! *' 

Now Theo thought that . far from being a fool, waa a 

wonder of wondersj and 1 wns worthy of anj prince in 

Chrietendom, Hettjr waa . "You are mUf fiomctimet, 

Hettr," say a Theo, ******* sp^ak unkindly to people wh« 

mean you well, aa you ngbajt at tea to-ni^hl Vbca 

be proposed to na his pi Ij Kooms, and nothing eonld 

be more gallant of bim, jon didn't care for mnaicL, or 

dancing, or tea P You ki n all 1 *^ 

" I said it meroly to v^x mviiHn ,^ and annoy myself* and whip 

myself, as I deserve, child. And, besiaes, how can you expect such an 
idiot as I am to say anything but idiotic things ? Do you know it quits 
pleased me to see him angry. I thought, ah! now I have hurt his 
feelings I Kow be will say, Hetty Lambert is an odious little set-up, 
sour-tempered vixen. And that will teach him, and you, and mamma, 
and papa, at any rate, that I am not going to set my cap at Mr. Harry. 
No ; our papa is ten times as good as he is. I will stay by our papa, 
and if he asked me to go to Virginia with him to-morrow I wouldn't, 
Theo. My sister is worth all the Virginians that ever were made since 
the world began." 

And here, I suppose, follow osculations between the sisters, and 
mother's knock comes to the door, who has overheard their talk through 
the wainscot, and calls out, ** ChOdren, 'tis time to go to sleep." Theo's 
eyes close speedily, and she is at rest ; but, 0, poor little Hetty ! Think 
of the hours tolling one after another, and the child's eyes wide open, 
as she lies tossing and wakeful with the anguish of the new wound ! 

'* It is a judgment upon me," she says, ** for having thought and 
spoke scomftdly of him. Only, why should there be a judgment upon 
me ? I was only in fun. I knew I liked him very much all the time : 
but I thought Theo liked him too, and I would give up anything fer 
my darling Theo. If she had, no tortures should ever have drawn a 
word from me — I would have got a rope ladder to help her to run away 
with Harry, that I would, or fetched the clergyman to marry them* 
And then I would have retired alone, and alone, and alone, and taken 
care of papa and mamma, and of the poor in the village, and have read 
sermons, though I hate 'em, and have died without telling a word — ^not 
a word-^and I shall die soon, I know I shalL" But when the dawm 



THi ^taaiNiAHS. 



2^ 



tlift tHU« miid ifl miiee^ neitllof' bj h^ mter, t]i# stftia of i te&r 
fit t^n> ttpon her flttthed downy ehe^k, 

lto«l ii M pit J with ^ged tools at some period of our liTet, mnd e^t 
ottftttlnt ftoeotilitigly, kl tmt the mit hurts and ttings, and down 
4t«pi tiM kni^ ftad W9 orj out Uk« wotmded littk httbiet la we iir^. 
6mm Viff Vi^ lew and titikeky Mka &t the gsnie cut their headt ^h^r 
oir, nr «li4i tkmMlvett martaJiy, and p^rkh outright, and there ii an ^*nd 
df then* Bot^ — Heft?eD help us I — manj people hayc dngercd tho&e 
mhbmi4 § m^iiUut which Love ftbarpeitB on hb whetstone, and are itAbbed, 
MUtidi fcsdctd, perfomtcd, tattooed all OTer with tlie wounds, who 
tftovif, ind Uto to be (|tute lively. IFir fiwil hare taated da^ irdkt^ht 
Gimtk ; wo alio hmre ^«rlr£f iinei-^un^ §o wtiUr, Wu-ble your de^th 
•oagp aWMi TiMkIn ! Perith ofl" the faae of tho oarth^ poor pulmonary 
viflmii if iO minded I Und you survtTed ty ft Uter period of life, my 
deer, JMI wootfi have thought of a lentintental disappointrntnt withotil 
mjT nlMiae to th« und«rtiiki?r. i«et ua troit there it no proeent need 
of a iBxlo4i for Mim Hetty. But meanwluloi the Tery inatnnt iho 
«alc«» ib«rf, Wariog at her little heart, will that Care be, whieh hfi« 
gim litr m few houn rfi|kite, meltedj no doubt^ by her youth and her 
t««f«^ 



EW WXtCM XB, WA&KUr<9T01f TBEkT% mm COMPACT Wrm TEL 
Oswuon with bb ^tff M«Uy gotten money, hotpitftble and ootdlal 
_ nllt iw yonag Vkitfiitiftnt in hia eapaeity of nian of faahion, could 
10i do laei than treat hit country friendi to an outertainment at thu 
AhmMj Boootf whitlieri aooording to the ouAtom of the day» ho 
isTted ataoot til tbo remaimog eompony at the Wel]«, Card^tAblee 
WW «ii in one apartment, for all thoee who oould not apend ui eTcniif 
wstiMWl the fwHime then eommon tct aU European aocietj : n rapper 
i ttk tKempgnt in tome profiudon and bowb of negtia vaa pc«paf«d in 
lailMf : Uie largo auembly room waa let apart for tli« 
«C wblcb «ajoynient Harry Warringtim*a gueata partook in our 
bomcly fa*iiioii. 1 oannol fknoy that the amuMinent wa* 
iy Uraiy* Fint, minuete were OftUed ; two or throu of whtoh 
Wa ftHaamd by ai many eonple. The apioiter^of the bifbe«t rank 
htbm aMamblj went out lor tbt minuet, and my Lady Maria Eemond, 
kttf aa OBil'a daughter, and the penon of tbn higheit rank prc^aent 
(*ilk tlia aaotption of Lady Auguita CraloliUji wbo wai lame)i Mr. 
^miDftoti daaoed the firat minuet with Ui aoaiuii aeqnitlinf hinuelf 
^ lk» aalatlafition of the whole room, a&d wtfefmia f mmk mora 



CHAPTER XXXIV, 



THB TUGISUKB. 



ekgEiiUy tkm Mr. Wolfed who stood up tritli Miss Lowtker. Bmof 
completed the dance Trith Lady Hmifi, Mr. W&mxigtcm begged Wm 
Theo ta do kim iha iLonoar of wallcbg the next minuet, oad lueeocdii 
Wim Theo, blualiuif and ItuMng t&tj hMf^j, went tluoiigli her ext 
to tli0 gre&t ddigtit of hes piTents and the rage of Mm HutQfdebjtl 
John. Kninplebj^a daughter, of Lipho^kf who eixpected, at leact, ta luve 
itood up neit aft^r my La,df Maria. Tbeo, after the minuets, tamt 
tQUMtrf d&aoea, tb« mnsio bein^ peTformed bj r baTp, fiddle^ sod 
ikgeolet; percb@d in a little b;ilconj, and tkruminin^ thmagb tbfi 

* evening rather feeble and mekncholy times. Take up an old book df 
masie^ and play a few of those tunes now, and one wonders h&w f^fffk 
at an J time could have found the airs otherwiso than 
And yet they loYed and frkked and langhed and ooiuted to I 
ndeompaniinenL There h scarce one of the airs tbftt h&a not mi * 
4tiiquid^ A tang of sadnesSi Perhaps it m bee&nje they are oM mA 
defonoti and their plaintiTe echoes call out to ns from the Hmbo of t^ 
pttat, whither they hd^ye been oonaigned for thb oenturr. Prrluips thrf 
wer^ gay when they wtre aliye i and onr descendants when they bctr^ 
w^U, noTer mmd camett — ^when they hear thfi worki of oertnm mmstd 
now popular, will say : Bon Dieu, ia thia the musio which ainnaod 
forefathers ? 

Mff Warrington bad tiie hononr of a daohe^^s oompany at hii 
dflnMng — Colonel Lambert's und Mr. Prior- s heroine^ the Dp 
Quecnsherry. And though the duchesa carefully tunK^d her liack 
Q countess ivho was preseut^ langbed loudly , glanced at the latter 
her ehould<^r, and pointed at her with her fan^ yet almost &U th^ 4 

paoy pusihed, and howed^ and cringed , and smiled, and 

ihu oonntcss, Gcareely taking any notice of her Grace of ^nesinbeRf 
and her jeWp nnd her fan, and her lirs. ^~ow this oountaos waa m 
Dther than the Countess of Yarmouth *Walmoden, the tady wbaaa lii 
Kajesty George the Second, of Great Britain, Franoe, mmX 
Kingt Defender of the Faith ^ delighted to hononr. She i 
Harry Waningt'Oa in Ibc walks that morning, and had been 
graoious to the yonng Yirginiaii* She h«td told him they wtmid 
a game at cards that night; and purblind old Colonel Blmkiaaon^^ 
fancied the mritatien bad been addj^essed to himi had made tht i 
fotindeet of bowi^ ** Pooh ! poob f '' said the Coimteia of Bagluidl 
HanoTer, ^* I don^t mean yon. I mean the young Firshlniaa !** 
everybody eongratul&ted the youth on bis good fortune. At 
the world, in order to show theb loyalty, doubtlees, tbrooged 
my Lady Yarmouth; my Lord Bamborongh was eager td 
parim at quadiiBe ; ^y Lady Blanche Pendragon, that model ef 1 
Sir Lancelot Quintain, th^t pattern of knighthood and Tnloor; 
Bean of Ealing, that exemplary dirine and preacher i m 

* tncnf noblemen, generals, oolonels^ matr^nn, and spinttits d Uit 1 
tonkp were on the wateh for a smile fi^m her, or eager to jaai|i 1 

ijoiii bar e&rd- table, lady Mariji waite^i upon ber wttli] 



lui 



nu. 



TEE ^TBOmtUff . tas 



and MadftCM do Benitkiii tiipatcd the ULaaTerian Judy witli pro£oimd 
graTlty tnd oourtesf » 

JlMrry'* htm had betn no lovrtr than ho«|iiiallt|' requlrod ; but, 
iiicU OS it VfUf Mki Ht^Bter diu^a to be miH^tmnt with iL EHo 
•OiOM ififet A word to htr ptrtaer during ' (» tofeibe?; ftud 

wlitt ^ Ink Sitr to tb^ iUppcNTwm for at lEe wti Utbltr 

si4» MaanaiiottiT9< To entsr tin < ^ hod tx» pais bj Uadftmo 

Wal«od«D'i eatd-toble, who gtiod y called out to ket lio«t 

Ijp W mt fOMOg, uid liked him if his '* lireddy liddle bardner liked 
mmmgf* 

** I timilc jimr ladribip^ I doti^t llko tdDxitt^, and I don't liko oank," 
lajra M^ HeateTt toaiiog up btr licad ; am), dropping a ourtttcy like a 
*' ohictat/* tha itrutt^d nsray hmn thiy eounteWs table, 

Mr. Warmftoa wan ¥«ry much u^end#d, Sarcasm from the yonmg 
to U» old paiofd him : dipfioiit bohaTioor towarda bimMiLf hqrt him. 
Oomfao^ m bia timpb wnj to all pcrscmi whom lie met, he expected a 
litba fjiiawuM horn thtim* llMy perfi*cUj w«U knuv what ofl^moe aha 
wii iivteg; ooidd m^rk tbe di»pWaBttTO roddaaiiif on het p«flii«r*i 
hmm fca»« witli «aido-long |clatiot» of ha? ajo,* ot^Ttrlbiliiib «)>• tried 
la wm* hm vmat io^«aitotii amik ; and, aa abt oaao up to tiia aidtboofd 
wrbeii Uta tafnAmBnti w«m ist, artloMlj laid :» 

" Wkat a haajdt Ttt1|^ old woman that ia ; don't rou think ao f ^ 

** ^(l«l wonaaf'^ a^cad Iha joonisr man.. 

*' 13iaA 0fnnaa woman— mjr lady ViLnooutb— 4o whom all tbo men 
ttio boviof and eringiitf /* 

'* Her bdyfhip haa bt^etL vrrr kiad to ll«|'^ a^ HaiTfi p^J. 
** Woa*l yo« bare tomo of thti ei&slurd Y ' * 

'* And yon havo bats bowing to lier^ too ! Yau look aa if your Mgna 
waa oaA tiior/* bai-mleaaty oontirmc* MIm Hetty, 

*« It ia ool ^faty good n^gna,^' aap Iltartf with a guli^ 

^Jtad tba oiist&rd k bad tool 1 Ucdioiii 'tis mad* wiib bad aggil** 
tnea Miii Liiiibtrt. 

*" 1 wifk^ Hfttcn that tbt ontafUbmaskl and tbo oompony bad baoa 
Mtar la your liMag ," layi poor liarry. 

^ *1Sm Tory mtortatiftto ; bnt t doreaay yon oonld not help it," orka 
tka yanaf wonan, toiaing her Uttlo cnrly b<ad» 

Mfv Warrtttfton igrroaiK^d m iptnt, pcrhmp* in body, and daQohod bia 
ftiis aad hk tetlb. The Utiic^ tortur. r artl«ialy oontiniatdi *^Toit §mm 
dfcfterbad : fthull wa go to my samma If^ '' 

**Tm$ ki na ^o to your mawrnri," Cftn Mr. Warrington, with glaring 
oyta and a *' Citno yoo, why ato yon olwaya atsndtng in tho wmff* la 
an eaiktaky vnxiiet* 

'• U! Xi thai tho way yoQ ipeak in YixgbkF '* aiiea Wm 2m^ 



«' Wo azo foo||h t&oro aoBitoaii ttidanit ftod «an*t b^p bolag dli- 
IwM,*' ho aap ibwly, aad wfttli n ^uifor in bit wbolo fruHv looklflf 
4oini ttpon htt with Sr» ittiiiiQf out oC hk byta, ilot^ aaw nothlnf 



S38 THE TIIL&IKIAKS. 



dtatiiictly afterwards, ftnd until ste eame to her nu^thort Ifferor bftd 
she Betn Harry look so handsome ot io noHe^ 
" Yofu loc^k pak, child I " cries mamniap ah^oiu likfl all pmda 

" Ti« the eold— no, I mean the heat Thank yon, Mr. WamngtcflL" 
And ihe makes him a faint ourUey^ sa Harry howB a tremecdons hatr, 
and walk3 eUe where amongst his gnesta* He hardly knows what ii 
happening at first, so angry is he. 

He is aroused hy another altercation hetween his aimt mn^ ^ 
Bach ess of Qneensberry* Wb 1 faTOUiite passed the daellMl^ 

her gi^ce gave her ladyahip aj « out of oyos that wefe not td 

bright now as they had beecE ung data when thej '' aet thi 

world on fire ; " tnrned ronatl icted laugh to her ne%hbomt 

and shot at the jolly Hah a oeaseleES ^t& of gi^lea said 

sneors, The countess ] at cards, not knowiog-f or sol 

choosing perhapa to ki ny was jibing at her* Xhers 

had been a feud of man^ ;ireon their Gracea of Q^uaes^ 

berry and the family on 

"How jQ^ all bow d_ D«m't tell me! Tmi an is 

had as the rest^ my goou Maaam ijemateini ** the Duohess saya. 
"Ah, what a true Christian country this is 1 and how your dear tot 
husband, the Bishop, would have Uked to see such a sight I " 

*' Forgive me, if I fail quite to understand your Grace." 

" We are both of us growing old, my good Bernstein, or, peiliaps, we 
won't understand when we don't choose to understand. That is Um way 
with us women, my good young Iroquois." 

"Your Grace remarked, that it was a Christian country," said 
Madame de Bernstein, "and I failed to perceive the point of the 
remark." 

" Indeed, my good creature, there is very little point in it ! I meant 
we were auoh good Christians, because we were so forgiving. Don^t 
you remember reading when you were young, or your husband the 
Bishop reading when he was in the pulpit, how, when a woman amongst 
the Jews was caught doing wrong, the Pharisees were for atoning her 
out of hand P Far from stoning such a woman now, look, how fond 
we are of her! Any man in this room would go round it on his 
knees if yonder woman bade him. Tes, Madam Walmoden, you may 
look up from your cards with your great painted face, and frown with 
your great painted eyebrows at me. You know I am talking about 
you ; and I intend to go on talking about you, too. I say any man 
here would go round the room on his knees, if you bade him I " 

** I think, madam, I know two or three who wouldn't! " aaja Mr* 
Warrington, with some spirit. 

" Quick, let me hug them to my heart of hearts ! " cries the old 
Duchess. "Which are theyP Bring 'em to me, my dear Iroquois! 
Let us have a game of four— of honest men and women : that is to aaj, 
if we can find a couple more partners, Mr. Warrington I " 



TEE TTBOnnANS. 



m 



**Hert are w« three/' iftya ike BoroDeftt Di'i-UKt^m^ with a forced 
lfti|§l^ ; ** lit iM pUj a dummf.^' 

* PttXt ai<iiM| whfl» it the third P " uJu the old Daoh^fie^ lookb^ 



if erifi-i iiut the other eld erlj kdj^ '^I leave ^rour Orooe 
to botsi «r ^mir hoacfitji which I haTe no daiibt ia apotle^ : but I 
wili thank jon mot to doubt mioo before m^ own relnttrBs and 

**Sea hmr aht Area Tip at a word I I am aure, my dent on^aturo, jou 
if» ^«it» «i llODtit ai moat of the odmpaoy/^ a^ya the DucLcm* 

**WkMll mtf not bt good e&ough for her Grace Uii^ Dtidieia of 
Q»»tHit>rii| and DoTcr, who, to ho aure^ mig^ht hure it4iy«d away m 
aaak a aMS, but it ii lk& best my nephew oould ^H, madmin, and him 
kcit ba hia gitea you. You look aatozuahed^ Harry, mj dear— and 
will pm flWf • Ba b not uaod to our wayi, xQailam/* 

ii ha haa found m\ aunt who can teach him our wayi, asd a 
DON * ^* crtet the Duchcsa, rapping ho* fuji* 

^* Sba wtQ tttiali Mm to try and make aU bit guifst^ wel<^me, oM or 
jauBft ikb or poor. That ii the Tirgmian way, Mi it, lUrryf 
6ba win lett Mm^ when Catherme Hyde h angry with iiis old umit, 
tli^ tbif WtiO IH^« Hi ^irK andou^ht;iottoqu/irtvI now they ara 
«ld ««I1MI» lad the will not be wrongp will ahe, Dudit5ittt? " And 
barwHb tbo ooi dowager mode a iUf>trb onrt»py to the other, and tJie 
IftlUf j«sl i»|«&djnf between them foao^d away* 

" £^*^ U waa like Byng and Uuiiaagtiii^rtf ! '* oried Chapkui 8aMp« 
tott, aa Harry talked ov«r thtj itighVa transacttona ^tth hii pupi] ^axt 
ix>surtiift|p« '*|i*o power ou earth, I thoiight, oould havo prt^vi^ntcd thoee 
>ai foifig into aotion \ " 
^t:reiily*fbiin at 1«a«t — both of *em 1 ** latighi Itarry. 

'^^ IM tlia Bafopoaa dcoUnod the battle, and trilled out of fin witli 

hotM abe ba a^mid t I baTe heard yon lay my aunt la aa 
•^ ikfij woman aU^f and ncad fbar tho taofue of no dowager in 






' lloi I Perbapi the hod £t>od reaaon« for bidng peareabla ! '* 
katw fivj wall what thty wert^ and that poor Ilen}«t«in*a 
waa ae hopeleiily flawed and ernekedf that any laroai&ia 
WvalW at Madame Walmoden were of^nallj applicable lo bi^r* 

"dir^*^ cried Harrj, tn great amaaeroiint, '* jou don^t mtan to aay 
tkiva la anytkuif ai^minsl the thoraoter of my aunt, the Utuvucm do 
IWriLatein!*' 

Tlio Clia|iUiii koktd at the yooag Virginian with enoh an air of 
■tier woDdefmant, that the latter aair there muit bo ioin« hlttory 
ifiiMt hla annt, and tome ahargo whioh Sampion did not ohooaa ta 
m^wmL ''Orval Heavanal*' Ha^ gfgaaed out» «* arc there two th«D 
la dta hmUft who ar» " 

•* WUiab two f " aaktd U» Cha^Uk, 



2^ 



THE VTBGrNXUfS. 



But here HjKiry stapped, bVaa^ing^ Terj Ted« He fctaemberedf mi 
we &hatl prt&ently har^ U> state, whence he had gv>t kis lafofnulkiii 
fegftrdti)^ the atber familj imiprit, imd bit hh lip, ntid wtm sil^iL 

** BjgODDa £Lr0 alw&js nspkasaot thiD^f Mr. WojrmgtoD," said Uie 
ObiplMa ; ** &nd vrt ImA b^st hold our peace regftrding them* Na mtn 
0r woiiiaii call lire long ia tMs wicked world of ours, witluanal 
t i Mnd ^l attaebing to tltetn, ftud I fea? our excellent Baraiie» lua 
no more fortuaate tbaii her neighbonrs. We caimot escape 
w^ dmt jQvmg friend I Yon htre h&d sad proof euotigh of tital h 
jcmt biief «I«T omotigst us. But w& csn ha^e deftr eoosdiiiiiMs, ii4 
thmt b the main point t " And herewith th« ChftpUJu thzev tni Inod- 
mme eyes upward, and tried to look as if Att cooaeicaiieie w 
the oeiitng'. 

** Has there been anything r«ry wrortg then, about toj aimt 
«tein?'^ contmned Hariy, remembenn^ how at hotiui Ms iii«rUl( 
Biter spoken of the EoroneM. 

** ^ncfiJ simplicitat P^ the Chaplain TDuttered to himsdf. *' Qtoriii^ 
nj dear eir, much oldar than your time or mine. Storiet audi li w«f 
told about everybody, da wm^ d^ te : yon know with whal digxti il 
tmth in jour own caie." 

** Confonnd the ^llainf I should like to hear any i oomidr rt i^rt 
wofd againit the dear old ladf,'- cries the young g^utlenuyi^ *' W1^, 
tbla world, paraoni it fnll of 11^ and soandal !" 

«' And yon are jturt beginning to £nd it out^ my dear iir,'* criet th» 
okr^yman, with bia moat beatified air. *' Whose character has 
altitilcadP My lord's, fora^f mine, — every mie*e. Wenmit 
ai w« can, and pardon to the utmost of our po««r*'' 

**Ton may, It*s your doth, you knowj but, by 0fioige, Jwoul!'* 
cries Mr. Warrington, and agaLa goes down the fist with a tinzmp m 
tha tabl«, ** Let any fellow say a word in my hearing againal tSat dev 
old creature, and I'll pull his nose, as sure aa mj uafn# ia Boff 
Esmond. How do you do, Colon ei Lamberl. Toa jind ua httm 9§^ 
sir. Me and hii Eererenco kept it up pretty late with mmB of lb 
young fellows, after the ladies went away. I hope the dear ladka tia^ 
well, Ktr?*- and here Harry imHf greetiiig his friend tha Cotaocd ffff 
I Hndlyt who had oome to pay htm a motniag '?isit, and hid aaiipil 
tbtt rooni followed by Mr* Gumbo (the latter profemd wutkiii^ fnf 
' leisurely about all the alUirs of life) ju9t as Harr^ — siuti&g the 
to the word — wai tweaking the note of Oalninny, 

*' The ladies are purely. Whose nose were yon pnUlitg wfaeii f 
in, Hr, Warrington ?" says tiie Colonel ^ laughing^ 

** IsnH it a shame, sir ? The parson, here, was taUing tne« thai 
' mra villains hero who atta^ the oharactex of my aunt^ the Ba: 
tBatoateial" 

*'Toti donH m^ask to say sot'* erica Mr. Lambert* 

'* I teE Mr, Hany that eTetybody is calumniated ! " sayi tha €3iiplnB« 
witli a ckrioal iotonatton; hnt^ at th« tame time, he koka al CXkloBfll 



1 



JUL 



THE TTRGIKTAI^S. 



Lunbfct Hid wifiki, ii iniio^ u to tej ^ '' Ht knows nothinf — keep him 
laUiedAtk.'* 

Tbt Cdmd Cocdc the hint. •* Yes," soj» he, '* the jaws of sknder si^ 
for fftfr wtfglof* Witn^w that itr.rv nhout the danciiig*girl| thatw© 
«II M>«T«d Agfttitit 7cm, U&fTf Wurriiigtim/* 

"Whtt ««,«??" 

••Ko, i»t ftU* One didn't — Hetty didn't. Tom shcrald hive henrd 
biritiftdl8^ti{i for Wt, Hwry, t'olb^r day-^ when somehodj— a HtUfl 
b W - ^bwqgli t HB If not her story ahuut you ; a1>out 11 gatii« of carda on 
iodi^ iMtalng', wbeQ ^on and a frieiid of yours might ha^^e b^n 
Mfter maifkjwL** And here thefe wot m look of tnmgled hunso'ur and 

" Feltbt I own it, sir I '* smys the Chaplain* " It wai mett etttpn, mHi 
wmximm iWy mtm mmima cttlpa^ only the rehe&rsd of an old game at 
fil^fnet^ vIMl wi hmi been talking over." 

«« And did Mim B««t«r it&nd up for me F*' says tlarry. 

*' Wm Beiler did* But why that wandering look f" atk§ the ColaneU 

^'fibff eeoldad me Uitt night like— likcj anything," np downHght 
BaffT. ** 1 nrrtr heard a jc^ung gtrl go on to. She nsade fun of en^ry- 
bad^^— liii about at young and old^ — ao that I conldn^t help tailing herf 
ilTf IkBl la e^ eoitntry, Imatwep in Tlrgmia (they say the Vankefee 
are lety ptfft}i jrofuig i^eofile don't a peak of their eldept to. And, 



do T«« hmm, «ir, we had a «ort of a qttafrel^ and Vm Tefy gkd 
y«tt Te leld lat ilie spoke kindly of me/' sayi Horry, ahakiog Ms 
IH«od*i bisd, a ready bejish emotion glowing ki hla eheeks and ta bii 
#yee» 

** Tea wen*t oome to mueh hurt $f ]reit B^d no worn enemy this 
Beiter, Mr. Wanitigtion,'' said the gitlh father, gfiTely, lookhig net 
«ltlio«l ft d#«|» tiirtll of interest at t\w fin shed fae« and meiit ey» of 
Me yiMi^ fHead. *• It be fetid ef her f" thought the Colonel, '* And 
If Tb eridcnt he knows &fr I MIm H*t hat been 

J iome of her trieks. He is a ^ t lad^ and God hlpsi 

And Colonel I^mbert looked towards Harry with Hxfii manly, 
IHaodty kiedneta which our Jueky yomsg Viigiiiiau woa not unacoti*- 
tt«id It tatpm, for he waa comtly to look ftt| |iro&t to bliieb, to kbdle, 
nmf, to mah^ at a Idnd atory. lib langhtir wii ^ktWf to bear; Ui 
eyea tlMie etoMtnily : bia Toiee tpoke truths 
^ And tbe pitng ledy of the mtauet f She ditttognywd benelf to 
Ibe whole room tdmired/ratked the oooilly fSwpbtn, '* I 



** Uim T b aedoifai it perftcUy well, and ready to danen at Uii^ moiQte 
widi yottr riverf«ee,*' paye ber father. "Or stay nvTrl"'- nfrrfaapa 
ywii ooJy dasee on Sondty V* !t he Colonel th«n t ^ ^|ain* 

** Vmi peld pmr eourt rrry neatly to the great lad> , «. . , ^ ... . r. My 
XjvIj Tannvnih has httu tram paling yoor pfeJ tii t at the Ftimp Eooot. 
Sb» aayt tba bM get m laedtl hef in IlaisoTcr dtt it wery like jrou, and 
ywa are « ehsmlEg jmmf nmaa.'* 



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TttE TIEGIKTANS, 



'* If her iadyaMp were & queen^ people oould soflioelj be mors re^eqtliil 
to her/* 8aj» the Chaplain, 

*'Let Hi oall her a Tioe-queetip parson/' lap tht ColmL^ witll % 
twinkle of hm eje. 

" Her majeftty pooketed toTty of mj ^iimeu %t quMiAnUe^^* eneiB Mr« 
W&rnBgton, with a laugh. 

** She wOl plajr you on the same termi imother daj. The GomBttm h 
iond of plaj, and the wins &om moat people,'^ said the Colondlf dirlj* 
** Whj dtrn^t ^oii bet her ladyship five thoasand oa a bishopriot pnaoaf 
I have heibrd of a deigjman who made such a bet, and who loat il, «iii 
who paid it, uid who got the btahopTic/* 

** Ah ! who will leDd me the liye thoftsand ? WiU joo, air ?" i 
the Chaplaini 

^' N^T fiir. I wcin*t gire her fi.Te thotisand to be made Comi 
Chief orPapeof Home/- says the Colosel, stoutly. '*I shall 
ttonea at the woioaii ; h«it I shall bow no knee to heT» aa I see a ] 
id ftioab do. Kd oiTence — I don^t mean ygu. And I don^t 
HaiTj Wtfring:toiif who was quite right to be eivil to her, and t^ 1 
his money with good humoor. Hairy, I am come to bid Ihae ; 
my hoy. We hare hod onr pleasuhng^ — my money it nm out, i 
muMi jog bftck to OokhursL Will yon e¥Br oome and leo tha nU ] 
again?'' 

*' Now, Mr, now I I'U ride baok with yon I ** oties Harry, «>a^ecly. 

'* Why — no — not now," say a the Colonel in a hnrhed manner. ** Wd 
ImTen't got room— that h, we're — we*re expecting some Mends [thi 
Lord forgive me for the lie I " he mnttera]. ** Bat — but yott^E come In 
na when — when Tom^s at home— yes^ when Tom'a at homo.. Thai wiH 
be famous fun — and I^d have yon to know^ sir^ that my wife aiid I lore 
you BiDcerely^ air — ^and so do the girb, howeyer much they icold you. 
And if yon ever are in a serap« — and such things have happened, Mr. 
ChapUin !^ — you will please to eount upon me* Mind that, air ! ** 

And the Colonel was for taking leave of Harry then and there, oa te 
spot> bnt the youeg man followed him down the ataira^ and in^sted Uftfi 
a«.ying good-bje to his dear ladies. 

Instead, howeTCf , of proceeding immadiatdy to Hr. Xjamherl'a 1 

the two gentlemen took the direction of the common, wbero, ] 

from Hiurry^s windows^ Hr« Sampson saw the pair In earoMt ttrntei^^ 
tioB, First, Lambert smiled and looked roguish* Then, preamtly, at 
a farther stage of the talk, he flung up both his hands and ^fr^nmfmfA 
other gertores indieating surprise and agitatiou. 

** Tlie boy is telling him," thought the Chaplain* When Mr. War- 
rington came back in an hour, he found his EeyeFenoe deep tn Ih^ 
composition of a sermoiL. Harry's face was grare and mnilamdiisiyi 
^img down his hat, buried himself in a gxeat chair, and then ( 
his li^ia something like an exeeration. 

** The young ladies are going aiid our heart ii afeet^d?" taidi 
Chaplain^ looking np from his mauuseript 



THE TIRGINIANS, 



241 



^ B«nt t ** ttie«nd Hairf, 
•* Wllkll of tlie young hdk^ is tli« oooqueroTj tax? I thought the 
tft «^ fallowed pu about at your ball.'' 



tho litOe 1 



broke 



I t«nQigftiit! 

flmm bj bdag to pert to m& f Shd troati me u if I was a fool ! '* 
^H '' Aait o/» Biflti it, air, with a womftn ! " aaid the acribe of Lhc Aenuoit. 
^^P ^Aiftt tfcijf Chapkin?*' And Horr^ gtowled out more nnughty 
^Hporfe tzipTMiiro of inward difl<|imt. 
^^ ^ Bj t&i w»f , have you heoid anjrtliiD^ of your lott property P " a$ktd 

Hany vM, *' Ho 1 " witli onotbir word, wliioh I would not priat for 
tlMWorR 

'* I b«||ia to tOi^oot, air, tItAt there vbb more monej than you like to 
«i«mla 1^ book. I with 1 eould Knd mme," 

^'Itai wwro sote* in it^^' sAid HasTj, rerj gloomily, "aiid^aijd 
pttpsfi llut I am vi^r j Borry to hm, Wbat the douo« bit oomo of it f I 
^id it wiwii we iIIdihI together," 

' I «w yon pttt it to your pocket J '* cried the Chaplamp ** I saw joii 
» &I «ai iad pay at the toj-thop a bill for a gold thimble and work- 
fat lam «l your young kdies. Of ooiuie you hare naked there. 



**0(9ommlhMrtf** flays Mr, WarrlogtoD^ plimgod !u tuolaiwboly^ 
** Guibt pal you to bed, at lea«t, if I remembof right, X waa ao oat 
If t^t I aoaroi noiiiiiber anything. Cau you truit thoit bkok 
aifF" 
^I eaa tmat htm with my head. With my head?** gfoaii«d out 
. WuTtikgtOD, bitterly, " 1 ean't tmtt myself with iL" 
1 ili^ n ^uyi fthouJd put au enemy inW jiis mouilJi ta atoial away 

*T«ii wmj w«Q eaU it au onemy, Chapkm. Hang it, I hate a great 
'liiBd im sakft a tow utrof to drink auotbtir dr^p t A fellow Mya Anything 
irkn lis hi In drink.'* 

Hit Chaplain laughed* '^ You, siri" he t&id, *'are oloie uiough 1 '* 
And tho trut]i wa», that, for the lait few daya, no tmonul of wlna woitld 
Mr. WarringtoD^t lipx, whcm the artloia Satnpaou by duwct 
I on the iubjoet of hii pairon*i loie. 

t tht little oouiit]^ nympha aro g(m«, or goings air? ** aiked 
ia* '* They were nioe, fiWi Httle thingi; but I Uduk Llii 
• wiB thii Hatttt woman of the throe* I dadirti m wotDAK it fiv#* 
•IIMy orio ia at her prime. Wbi^ do yoQ ity, air F ** 
Mr. WtfringtoQ looked for m mammit^ takifiOO «t tht CkiyyiBaii. 
*• Gysteiiil all w«n«s), I aay t ** multorod th« youag miaoieyisi^ For 
whM ftTttimfflt ff 8fy Vfll*e«indi tinned pmmai will iurely rebuke hinu 




ut 



THE TXEGIK I V5S. 



CHAFTEE XXSV, 



(hiR good Coloael hnd^ no doubt, taken oouasel iiitli Ids good vi&i 

&ni they bad detenu m^d to ri^itiovia their Htlk HaUj ms ifieedUf «s 

ib]« out of the reaob of tbc charmer. In coatpLtiats ftiioii m tkmi 

d«r wliieh the poof iittlo maiden woi auf^posed to be sii^Ssrlng, til* 

etnedy of abseiii>e aitd distance often weU e^ectuallj with men; hoi I 

elieT@ wonien are not ao eaaily ooivd b}f the alibi treatment. ^m» of 

bem trill go awa j eTer so fax^ and for eTer »o long^ and tht obitlfittti 

aee hangs by them, spite of diitimee or climate. Yon may vMyv 

bii&e, torture, insult tlietn, tind E^tLli the littk deluded ereatamt w^ 

ersiat in their iidoUty, Naj, if I may speaks after profound and ^xtan- 

EliTe study and observation ^ thef^ are tew better wajs of aecuris^ the 

^ithftdnees and admiration of tl^o beautiful poxtaen of onr existenee 

ban alittle 3udicit>u9 ill-treatment^ a brisk doae of o^easional violeaae 

lis an idterative^ and, for general and wholesome diet, a cooling but 

pretty conitant negleet. At sptufing internals, admimster lunaM quanti^ 

of love and kindneas ; but not every day, or too often, as tidi 

Iwiedidne, muoh taken, loses ita efieot. Those deux oreatnues wUi> ais the 

fit indiffet^nt to their husband a, are those who are doyed by too mmh 

iMnrfeiting of the Bugarplums and lollypops of Love. I hare luifyvB a 

ig being, with e¥ery wish gratified^ yawn in her adoring hutbaoid*! 

and prefer the conTersation tiJidpeiiUmim of the merest booby tad 

"Idiet; whilst, on the other hand, I have seen Chloej — at wht?r-- ^^ — Vfra 

baa fiung his bootjack in the morning, or wliom he baa nlf^: h^ 

atrrants at dinner, — *ome crefsping and fondling to hia kcet? ^i Lr^vumt 

rhen he is comfortable after his Little nap and his good wine ; and Ml 

bis head and play him bis favourite tunes ; and, when old JobSt ^ 

llmtlert or old Maryf the tnaid, oomea in with the bed-eandlea^ lookftsoil 

proudly, OB much as to say, nottf John look how good my deansi Bmj 

is I Make your game, gentlemen, then I There is the ooaxin^f foodliqg 

adoring line, when you are ben peeked, and Louisa is indt^efviit^ 

bored out of her exiatence. There ia the manly, selJisb, 

. iry^stem, where she anawera to t^ whittle ; and comes til at ** Dmtn 

IChargo ; '^ and knows har master ; and friars and fawns about him; aoi 

iinzzkfl at his knees ; and *^ lieks the hand that's raised *' — Utai'o ] 

> do her good, as (I quote from memory) Mr, Pop© finely 

iWhat used the late lamented O'Connell to &uy, otet whom m _ 

itay has raised such a magnificent testimonial ? " Hereditary 1 

i," he used to remark, ** know ye not, who would he tim, themtdTSS 

aust Hi^ke iJii* bhw f** Of couree you must, in political is in domestk 

drolea. So up with your cudgels^ my enslaved, injured boys I 



THE VmOINLOS. 



S4I 



WottMl will be i^leaied with tlitso i^rouxki, beesuse tiiij bafo iOfik * 
tiilt Ibr iusotoer uul underatfjid iimiy : and I ahmild not hs ittrpfited 
if JTMBf 3fttbilfe«tf who e<»rr«spoiids with thno peany p&peni and 
4ma A m Hm finoiu fuid eauTtraaticKii c^f geatlemem whom lit me«U «t 
Kb ««elid»,*' win nj, <' I told jon >o I Ho advoofttot tba ihmihmg oC 
WMMi 1 He hdi &o nobilitj of fionl I Hq has so keftii ! " I?or hMim I, 
IH^ urilHBif foimg Grab8tt«ot ! any more than yo^ hare eari. Uear 
~ ll I liifire jou I sm only joking m tho ohovo rdiDarkif — I do not 
I like thfaahiitg of jouf laat at all, — aud, ai yoa oan't undefaUod 
Ari ooauBMiait bit of fmi, beg' kav% flatly to tell you^ that 1 oowdor jour 
tnc a Iwikdied tisiaa more loving and laithful ih^n otirs, 

Be^ whit li tW ui« of lUtty'a pareots taking her home, if the itttl« 
Sttid iBNaii 10 li jml ae foad of Hairy ahMnl ■« of Marty present ? 
WKy 801 lil te •»• him before Ball and Dohlin ar« put ta^ and aay 
** 0ood*by#^ Harry ! I was very wilful and fractious bit nighty and 
jon vm ymf kind r but good*by«, H any 1 " 8h« wUl ahow no apeeial 
•■MilliMi ; ilie £a io aihatni'd of her society that she will not betray it* 
Waof la 1*0 maeh preoooupied to di^caTer it for hinjuelt H« dom not 
i i^f ^ Ij^g behind Hotty V glanota, or hidden mid^r tht 
) «f W Imoeeni yonng BmUea. Bo has, perhaps a oafo of hja own, 
E» wiU fiVt tan hir coltuly, and tmaj ahe k happy to gat ba«k to faar 
SMMit tail ha pe>iiltfy and her flows r-gardaa, 

Bt 4id sol fftn rida part of the way huoitwiirdi by tka nife of hia 
fiiwd'a cuxliga* H» had tome other party antsgad fnxt that afternoon, 
ao4 vhaa ba ratarood thcnot, tho good l^mberti wetv gone tttm Tun- 
bri4fa WcUi. There w«:rt9 their wiadowi open, and the oard in one ol 
Ikaa rigftii^g that the apartiutsla were onee more to lot A little 
Arrow at the blank ai[itot of thu reenit lately enlirenod by 
I to ^rank and friendly, may KaTo eroticd the foung gentle* 
aaaifaBiiid : bnt he disea at the White Uot«e at four o'ebcki and eaki 
kk ^ioBir and eaUi dexeely for hU botOe. Toot liUla Beaiar will ofaokt 
«fir hif Itt tthont the tame hunr whan th« Lainherta anrife Io aleep at 
Urn hmm pt thasr (nmuh at Wetterhaai. The yonag ft»ea wHI ba wma 
IB htt eiMoiea in tha ^ofningi and thaia will be black einslef round her 
e||«L It waa th« thnadar : the night waa hot; ahe ootdd not dioap : aha 
mUl ba bailer when aba gala hona igaiti the neat day. Aad h«na they 
mam. TLaiv k tha gate wlieta ht Iblt Thato la t^ bed ha lay In, the 
aibftir in whJeh he ttied to lit — what agaa aeani to hate paiaad I What a 
t lo*day and yeaterday t Who ie that little ehitd calling hir 
, «r vrntering her roaee yonder f Are »he and that girl tha Km* 
' Laaihirt ? Why, ihe ta arar io mneb otdet thaa Thao now*— 
llMi^ vho haa atwaya been no eozapoteii, and aoalerarf and m old Jbrbir 
^ga. But in a night or two Haitar haa ihtd'*^, loog« long y«aft I So 
kiifi saay beritlii: and peppy ajid symdiagom wiU Barer nadieii io 
CiMai to the awiait aleep they taaM yertehtay. 
Macta BMioBd aaw tha Laabarl oamkada dti^e awey^ and Mtagrla 
She looks with hot ay«a at Harry when he eonta in to hie aoat^ 

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THE TIRGINTANS. 



^tabbfl, fluihed wiib Barbenu^s good wine. He knghi, vmtUes^ at 
epiv to bis aunt, who asks him which of the ^irls U bit sweetbeaflf 
: gtLily iays, be loves tbem both like sisters. He hfta fijc^^er ieen a 
"t>ttt<?r gcntlemaD, nor better people, than the Lamberfj^ WTiy b 
Lambert not a general P He has been a most distiiigtiiBbed fiffloer: 
Ma Eo^ol Highness the Duke h Ytfj fond of him* UmdAmfi Benistiiii 
nji, that Harry must make intcrte^ with Ludy Yartnouth for Im pmtdf^ 
** Elle rftTYoIe de fotis, eher bedid anobe ! *' sayi Hfidiame Benut^, 
mimi^tng the countess^'f German aece&t. The baroness is ddtgbteid 
with her boy's sneoess. * ^ Yoti eiury off the hearts of all the old in>iiieii, 
doesn't he, Maria F" the eaja with n sneer at her niece^ who q[iuTen 
under tbe stab. 

" Ton w«re qnite right, my dear, not to peroalr^ tbat she dieated at 
i;«ards, and y&u play Like a grand teigni^ur,'* continues ^»4^w^ d$ 
erGsteiQ. 

**^ Diirf sba aheat f* cries Harry astonisbed. "I am inrev ma^ara^ I 
aw no ijmfair play/' 

** No more did I, my dear, but I am stire she cheated. Bah I vftry 
roman cheats. I and Maria included, when we can get a cbancep Ba^ 
i%hen yon play witk the Walmoden, yon doVt do wrong to Um ia 
piaoderation : and many men cbi>at in that way. Cultivate her, Sb« 
baa taken a fancy to your btmu^ f/eujc. Why should your Excellcsicj 
not ha Governor of Virginia^ sir f You must go and pay yanr le^ f iee ti 
to the Duke and bis Majesty at Kensington. The Countess ol Tar- 
jtiouth will be your best fdend at Court," 

'* Why should you not introduoe me, aunt V^ asked Haity, 
Tbo old lady's ronged cheek grew a little redder. ^* I am not to 
svDur at Kensiugton/' she Eaid. "* I may haire been once ; and tb«99 
'«fC no faces so nnwelcomo to kings as those they wi$h to forgets AU of 
us want to forget something or somebody, I daresay our im/rnu im9 
wou] d like to wipe a sum or two off the slate. Wouldst thou noli, Hairy f " 
Harry turned red» ioO| and so did Maria, and bis aunt langbod ooi af 
tbose wicked laughs which are not altogether pleasant to henTp Wital 
infant Ihoie guilty signals on tbe cheeks of her nephew and nieos f Wlui 
account was scored npon the memory of either, which they wefKi< definai 
to <^face ? I fear Madame Bemsteiu was rigbt, and that most fblkalniv 
some u^ly reckoniugs wntten np on their consciences, wliioh wn 
glad to be quit ot 

Had Maria kuowu one of the nausea of Horry's disquiet, that i 

aged ipluater wnnld havt been more nnqniet stiU. For GOnie days b« liad 

^missed a pocket-book. He had remembeied it in his posseiBion oa that 

ay when be drank so much claret at the WMto Hor9e» and Gua&b^ 

him to bed. He songht for it in the morning, but none of his 

II ta bad seen iL He bad inquired for it at the White Horse, ImC 

here were no traces of it. He could not cry the book, aud oonld only 

Eiaka very cautiotts iut^ulrtcs respecting it. He must not haTO it known 

at tbe book was lost A pretty condition of mind Lady l^aria Esmoml 



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THE VIEGIXIANS. 2tJ 



wotild b« m, if tb« katw that the outpguringa of her heart wove in tho 
hands ol tho pablie! Thp letters contained all BorU of dbolotureB ; a 
bimdred hmlj mer^U were naj-rat^d bj the artteu oof respondent ^ there 
wftft ffver io nutoli tatire and abuAe of perioni with whom the and Mr. 
Wftfraftoii ttmja m OQatnat* Xhete wwe axpostulfttieiiii about his 
fcltoatiotti to other likdiet, Th^re was ■oora, loandal^ jok«a, appeals, 
fgutdtto of ftttgmil ltd»U^ ; the usual fairago, dear tEtadam, which jqm 
mMf ftnonlior jom wrote to fQnt Edward, whem you were enga^ to 
kixD, ai&d bolbro foil beoame Mrs. Jones. Would you Uk^ those letters 
to be i«ad bf tojone else ? Do jou reooileot what yon said about tho 
Itiaa Bfowm in two or three of tboM letters, and the umfaTouTahle 
u/uAaiim jos eii^tKstd of Mra. Thonipsati*t ehinoter ? Do jau happen to 
MOlII the words whieh jou used regarding Joues himself, whom juo sub- 
it^tmtljr nsrriod <for in oonsequenoe of disputes about tho eettUmente 
joior cag^gttnont with Kdwird was broken o^ ? and wonld you Uko 
Mr* J. to see those remarks ? You know you wouldn*t Then be pleased 
in withdraw tltat imputation which jou have already east in your mind 
i Lad J Maria Eemond* Ko doubt her letten were ¥irj feoLlsh, as 
loT^siteia arr, but it does not follow that there was anything 
; In than* They are foolish when written by young folks to one 
iSflilMrt mi lioir tnnoh more foolish when writtrn by an old nuui to a 
jDBSf laRy or hj" tiL old laaa to a you&ip lad t lio wonder Lotly Mcina 
alkooM BOt IQeo hm leitora to bo read. Why» the ver>- spulUu^— but thst 
d4da*l mAtttr to tttieh in hor ladyship's days, and jteople are just as 
fi thoniph they tpcli better* Ko^ It is not the spelling whieh 
I mttoh ; it Is the writitig at all. I for one, and for tho fnturor 
never to speak or write my mind out regarding any thing 
IB t&j body. 1 tntend to lay of efoix woman that she is ehaito and 
baaAaoae ; of oTory man that he is haudsome, oleTer^ and rich ; of errry 
buek that it le delightfully interesting ; of Sncibmoru's mannentliatthey 
at* genlliiwiinlilffi ; of Ikre why's dinncti that th«y are luxurious : of 
Jawkiflt'a eoBVWiitiai that it is lively and umwig ; uf XaoUppe, that 
iha boa a emol toapif ; of Jesi«b*l, that bar oolon? is natural : of Blue* 
boiV^ Ibii ha really was most indulgent to his wires, and that vifry 
libsly tbey died of bronchi tii. Whall' a word against the er^^it^^f 
Momllni* What an unfavourable view of bnttiB Mtat F Wh4i ? 
i^iif Cbeope was not a perl«et monareh? 0^ ymi raihr it royalty and 
daaAmm of all tliat is noble and good 1 Wiim this hook b ooneltiU^, 
I ahiU aba^go the janadieod liTsry whieb mj books have worn ainoo I 
bi|pa to lisp in numbers, have roae^colonted eoats for them witbdbcrabs 
MS Ibo «0Ttr« uul all the ohafaoten within shall bo ptrtet Uigtli* 
MMttwbilo wo are in a tMlety of men and "mtmm^ tnm wheat 
I RO sort of winga have sprouted as yvt> and who, without any 
ol doubt, have their littU fstlmga. Ihure is Madam* Bem« 
bt biS fallen asWp af : ' , and eating and ilrinking too 

I her jadyihi}/ lingi^ Mf, Harry Warriogtoa 

I to play a matoh at biUiards with Grant OuiaboU : I aitipaoi 





ife TEE yi£ginia:s^. 



idleness is hit fdilmg . That is whftl Mjt. Ck«pUin Stttnptoti remadca to 
L&d>" Mmiap as tbcy are tdking together in a low tone, to ts Bttt to 
interrapt Atint Bem&teiQ^s d<mt in tlie neighbouring room, 

**A gentleman of Mr, Tyarringt<jn'a ni(?ao« can lUTord to W iiik*^ 
■ajs Lad J Maria, *' Whjj sure, jott lore Cftrdi and billiird* fonnd^ 
my gwd Mr- & jmp3<in ? " 

*•! don^t say, madatB, mj pmcti^ i* good, onlj lay doctrine ii 
iound/' tajrt Mr. Chapkia with a aigh, **Thia pung ^ttkmait 
should bav9 some empbjmeait '^'^ •^^'^nld appear lit Court, and ciitor 
the serriea of his eoimtryy as ^ an of his station. He ihooJd 

■ettle down, and choose a n suitable ranis as his ^nSe*^ 

Sampson looks in her ladjsbin^ i spetaka^ 

'' Indeed^ my oondn is wai e," iays Lady Maria, Utuliuig 

slightly, 

** Mr, Warrin^on might ttifia* of his father'a &milyr 

BUfrg^fets Mr, Chaphiin. 

'^Suffolk ootmtry boobies cr and boHooing after foxts! 

1 don^t iee anytbing to h i fret^uenting tliem, Mr« Sastp- 

son I'' 

<* They are of an ancient figunily, of which the chief has been knight 
of the shire these hundred years," says the Chaplain. ^* I have heard 
Sir Miles hath a daughter of Mr. Harry's age—and a beauty, too." 

**1 know nothing, sir, about Sir Miles Warrington, and his daiigfatei% 
and his beauties I " cries Maria, in a fluster. 

'' The baroness stirred — ^no — ^her ladyship is in a sweet sleep,** says 
the Chaplain, in a very soft voice. " I fear, madam, for your lady- 
ship's cousin, Mr. Warrington. I fear for his youth ; for deaigning 
persons who may get about him ; for extravagances, follies, intrigues 
even into which he will be led, and into which everybody will try to 
tempt him. His lordship, my kind patron, bade me to come and witoh 
over him, and I am here accordingly, as your ladyship knoweth. I 
know the follies of young men. Perhape I have practised them myself. 
I own it with a blush," adds Mr. Sampson with much unction — not, 
however, bringing the promised blush forward to corroborate the aaaeited 
repentance. 

" Between ourselves, I fear Mr. Warrington is in some trouble ncfV» 
madam," continues the Chaplain, steadily looking at Lady Maria. 

« What, again P" shrieks the lady. 

'' Hush ! Your ladyship's dear invalid I " whispers the Chaplain, 
•gain pointing towards Madame Bernstein. '*Do you think your 
cousin has any partiality for any — any member of Mr. LambWf s 
family ? for example. Miss Lambert ? " 

'* There is nothing between him and Miss Lambert," says Lady Maxit» 

" Your ladyship is certain P " 

*' Women are said to have good eyes in such matters, my good 
Sampson," says my lady with an easy air. *< I thought the little giri 
seemed to be following him." 



THE TmOIKUOT, 



2IT 



*^nim I «m it fmiiltimct more,'* the fnmk Clmpkin laid. ''Mr. 
Jmbiglan tmi oi tha roung Indy, ihut abe ought to go back to h&t 
41, utd «ilLid Iter a pert Btttck>up little htisij/' 
" Ah ] ** cighifi Lady Mariftp oa if i^UeTcd hf the news. 
**XliiQi raadAin, there touit be eomebody ebe/' anid the Chaplain* 
' Hm h« MUfidtd nothing to your ladyship F ^ 
*"?«»»» Ut. SMUpWJi P What ? Wheru ? How ? " eiclaimi Maria, 
**8oBit dr days ago, after we had heon dlaing at the White Korse, 
■l4 drinlcmg too froilf , Mr. Wairingtoii lo«t a po€k«t-hook oontaining 

** LaClan?^ gaipa I^y 1^1 am. 

^^Aji4 pto^blj ta«re tnonty than he Ukei to own,*^ eoxitinuei Mr« 
I with a gravo nod of the head* " He ii T^y much dijiturb«d 
i thft baolc. We haTo both inad« ^ntloui inquiiieii about iU We 
liftr e> Gniciouft powerfl, is jour ladytbip iU ? " 
3mm my l^dy Maria gavo three fcmarkaMy ahrUl Bortami, and 
7 h«r fibaln 
[ «JB eoi the Priaoe* I have a right to wm ham* Whai^i iha P^ 
r Mm I f — What'i die matter ? ' ' cries MadiiDi Benutbin, leaking 
\mr Mt9p^ 8he hud been dreimiiif of old days, iio doubt. 
bt old lady i^k in all her limbs— -her f^m wai very much flushed* 
i wildly a siomentj aad ihm tott<trod forward on her 
'• What— what*i tiu matter 1^'' iho aikod agam. 
tlclUedher, iirr' 

tuddAii ^ualm mutt hwrt wnm orer titr ladyship* Shall I 
B f or lead for a doctor?'* evM the Chapliliii with 
' look of i&noeence and atarm« 
\ *• Wbiai haa paued between yon, Ktf^ mikml the old lady, tercel y. 
> ** ] gHre yan my honour, tnadiin^ i hare done I don't know what 
attoiied that Mr. AVardpitell had loit a pocket- hook containing 
rfttf mv TftJv nwooned, aayma •••,'' 

1 daahtd water on her sieooV faoa. A fi»ohle moan 

^ii* lady was comlnir to heriflf. 

Tlhi Bafonca looked itcruly after Mr, SamjitoQt as thi i«nt him 

^aa liit vrrttad for the d^eior. Her aunt's grim eonntcsianoe waa 

aaoduft to poor Maria wh«n ^t taw it m Wild&f up fratn 

'Witail liaa happened P^ asked the yonsgcr lady, hewilder^ and 

^Unt! J^ know heart what has happened^ niailaRi» I soppow. 
Wht% hath happened ttfore in onx family F** oisdtheold BaroiiMs, 
^U^ «t h*^ rtifn^ with Mvsgf eyoi, 

** tten have been lost— ai^ Bobir fiisimelP' And 

Jimri fkometimet do, when mneh nnoved, hegta to speak 

i the Iati^tiii^ vt her iti other, 

**Ttei thii ital h^n Invn broken, and the lettert have becA lost« 
) ifce eld ttsry of the Eimondt," crifd the irid«r, hittiif ly. 





"Seal brokeilf btter» 
MuHa, faintly. 

**I mean th&t my mothaf was the only hon^ woman tbat ever 
entered the family ! " cried the Baroness, stamping her foot, ^* And 
she was a parson's daughter of no family in pjutieular, or she wiuld 
have gone wrong, too. Oood HeaveiiB I ia it decreed tliat we are all to 
be . - .f" 

'^ To tie what, madam F " cried Maria. 

** To be what my Lady Queensberry said we were Lut nigbt To be 
what we are / You know the word it I *' cried tbe indigaant old 
TFoman* " I ^ay, what ha* co whole raoe ? Your father'* 

mother was an honest woman, Whj did I leave her f Wby 

coulda't you remain so ? " 

"Madam!" exolaimB Maria. dare, befort HeaTen, I am 



I 



''Bob! DoD^t madam mel 1 HeaTen to witness — tliem*^ 

nobody by ! And if you swore innooencje till the rest of yo«r 

teeth dropped out of your mout y Maria Eamond, t would not 

belieye yoa ! " 

^'Ali ( It was yon told bimf gasped Maria* She recognised sn 
arrow out of her aunt's quiver. 

'* I saw some folly going on between you and the boy, and I told him 
that you were as old as bis motber. Yes, I did ! Do you suppose I 
am going to let Henry Esmond's boy fling himself and bis wealth 
away upon sucb a battered old rock as you ? The boy shan't be robbed 
and cheated in our family. Not a shilling of mine shall any of you 
have if he comes to any harm amongst you." 

'< Ah! you told him! " cried Maria, with a sudden burst of rebel- 
lion. '< Well, then ! I'd have you to know that I don't care a peuiy, 
madam, for your paltry money I I have Mr. Harry Warrington's word 
— ^yes, and his letters — and I know he will die rather than break it." 

'< He will die if be keeps it ! " (Maria shrugged her shoulders.) 
"But you don't care for that — you've no more heart " 

" Than my father's sister, madam ! " cries Maria again. Tbe younger 
woman, ordinarily submissive, bad turned upon her persecutor. 

** Ah ! Why did not I marry an honest man ? " said the old lady, 
shaking her head sadly. "Henry Esmond was noble and good, and 
perhaps might have made me so. But no, no— we have all got the 
taint in us — all ! You don't mean to sacrifice this boy, Maria ? " 

" Madame ma tante, do you take me for a fool at my age?" aski 
Maria. 

** Set him free! I'll give you five thousand pounds — ^in my — ^in my 
will, Maria. I wiU, on my bonour ! " 

" When you were young, and you liked Colonel Esmond, you threw 
him aside for an earl, and the earl for a duke ? " 

"Yes." 

" £h ! Bon sang ne pent mentir J I have no money, I bava no 



THE TI1101NIAM. 



2# 



Mf UAhts wti m tpetidthriE, m^ brotheT is a beggftt. I have 
Wiftiltgta*t word, aod I know, mfldain, ho will keep it. And 
~tliBi'i vilfit I tell your Indf ship ! " oriea Likdj Ma.riji with a wave of 
ll«r h§MiL ^^ Suppose mj lettcfrs are puhliahi^d to all the world to* 
moiTQW f Api^M ^ I kiuiw they oontain thin^ I wduld m le&?i &ot 
t«iL niinfi not about m$ ilooe, C^m^nt/jl / Do jou luppoio thofo 
an no itoriit tlitt mia« m thit family ? It ii not mj letters that I am 
afhild of, td loof oa 1 hato hta, macfaiD, Vea, his and his word» and I 
tnut tbtm ^oth," 

M I ^lill MDil to my oserohiuit, and giro you the moaej now, MaiiA|" 
pUoded tli« old ld«iy. 

** KOt 1 ihall haro my pretty H&rryt i^ teft tim«a fir* thonaand 
pOQgi^a ! " erict UaHa, 

** Hod tin hit mothof'a death, madam, who u jtiat youf age I " 

^ Wo Mm ftiford ta wait, atmL At my uge^ &a jga aiijr» I am not to 
cafcr •« jottBf ohiti for a huih&nd/' 

** But to wait my siii^r'a death, at lea»t, U a drawback f " 

'* Otfir mo tan thotiaand poimda. Madam Tuahor, and thou irt will 
otol** cfki Mana. 

** t htX9 ftoi to mneh moooy id the worldf Mark/' aaid tho old bdj« 

" lliaai atidaa^ let me make what I can for m} atlf I ^* B&ya Maxiji« 

""A^ifho hoard you?'* 

** Afvdi f 1 btTu hii word* I know he will keep IL I oan aiTard to 
wwiit maiiim,*' and iho flung out of the room, just aa the Chapi;aia 
WlBinriil It Wks Madamp Ikrnstcin who waiited oordtala now. Sh* 
WM iMtmaly movod and ihoekcd by the newa which had bean thua 
•oddooly tuvofht to her. 




CllAPTEE XXX VL 



wtticu iftKMs to icmjui MiaatJif. 



Tvocwn il»a had dearly had tha wont of tK« battle deoerlbid la Iki 
iMt ciMflert the fianEi««a liurmatdn, when ihe nirxt met htf alMM^ 
•lawtii M lumottr or anger. '' Of csourae, my Ladf MaHa/' aht eeU, 
** yom oaa*l auppoae that 1, et nany WarrtngtuuV near ffJatlre, eaa bt 
fiiind al Iho idea ef hit marr) log a wotnaii who U as old ai hii mothor, 
mmd bse soCiL penny to her fortune ; bnt if he ohooaca to do en tilly a 
tklif^ llie aCidr ia none of mtao; and I donht whether 1 should haf« 
htmk mock iaellnod to bo takoi au sSrieu^ with mgard to that olfiT of 
§W9 tIbOQMwl pottddi which I made Ln the heat of our talk* 6o it waa 
AkiHidy at Caatlewood that thb pretty afaif wai nirmiiged f Bad I 
kaswii bow Car it had gon«, mj dear, I nhotild bavv apatid tome needUaa 
■fpotHion. Wheo a pitehcr la broken, what ruling ma miod it f *' 



2S0 THE VlEGDflANS. 



^* Pardoa me — I tneiiti nothing against yaur kdyship'i baoQiir or 
character, wKieh^ no doabt, or^ quita tafe. Sajiy tdrs so, axzd roii Ajr 
EO — what more ean one nsk f *' 

" Ton have talked ta Mr. Warrington, madam?''' 

** And he has oirned that ht made you a promise at Castl&wood ; ihtA. 
you haTO it in hh writing/' 

** CertftiiUj* 1 baTe, madam I " tay* Lady Maria. 

" AU! " (the elder lady did nat winco at thk.) "And I own, lo% 
that at first I put a wrong oonsti upon the ten<>r of yomt Utiefi 
to him* They implicato other m >f the family ^' 

'* Who haye spokes, most wicl mc, and endeavoured to pnjti* 

dice me in every way in my dear irrington'i eycB^ Tea, madam, 

I owa I hav6 written, against t^ ttily myseir/^ 

" But, of course, are paim k that nny wreteh ihoiild git 

posse&dou of stories to the di<^' >f our fitmHy, and timk» tlw 

public soaudal. Heu^e you: it now.'^ 

*^ BxaoUy to," said Lad} ?rom Mr* Wamngtoa I moM 

have nothing conoealed heut ^poke freely to him. But ihil 

is a Tery dlfiereat thing from wi&m&g au tho world to know the di^rput^ 
of a noble family." 

'' Upon my word, Maria, I admire you, and have done you iiijiiste 
these — ^these twenty years, let us say." 

« I am very glad, madam, that you end by doing me justice at all," 
said the niece. 

** When I saw you last night, opening the ball with my nephew, ooi 
you guess what I thought of, my dear ? " 

" I really have no idea what the Baroness de Bernstein thought of," 
said Lady Maria, haughtily. 

** I remembered that you had performed to that very tune with the 
dancing-master at Kensington, my dear ? " 

'< Madam, it was an infamous calumny." 

** By which the poor dancing-master got a cudgelling for nothing ! " 

'< It is cruel and unkind, madam, to recall that calumny — and I shall 
beg to decline living any longer with any one who utters it," continued 
Maria, with great spirit. 

** You wish to go home P I can fancy you won't like Tunhridge. ft 
will be very hot for you if those letters are found." 

'* There was not a word against you in them, madam : about that I 
can make your mind easy." 

'* So Harry said, and did your ladyship justice. Well, my dear, we 
are tired of one another, and shall be better apart for a while." 

'< That is precisely my own opinion," said J^dy Maria, dropping a 
curtsey. 

'* Mr. Sampson can escort you to Oastlewood« You and your maid ean 
take a post-chaise." 

''We can take a pott^ohaise, and Mr. Sampson con eeocvt ma^^ 




THH VIBGnfTAKS, 



2Sl 





niece*'* 

** !>• |«« fmtm^ mj desr, I Imve a notion that S&mpBOii has ^t the 

I f " flod tEo BaroneaSy frimlclr, 
^* I mmhm iha^ viteJi a notiaa has passed throuj^li my tmn mindi** 
** ilad |Wi vfttit to go Jioma in tii« €hus«, aad coax tlio ktten fi^m 
I f Uttl&kli t WaLlt thef oan l»e no good to mej aad I trtist yon 
rWf gtl tbaa. Wiuu wtU yon go ? Tbe sooner ike better, you say P 
^ of thQ world, Maria. >Vo ooly call namet when we am 
Wa doa^ want each other' i oompany : aad we pait on 
ISIiall wa 1^ to lay Lady Tarmontli^s F 'Th her night 
\ b Dotiblllf liko a change of eeent a£t«r one of those Utile iiefvona 
■UMiea yiMi lmTi» badi and ouds driro away unpieasant thoughts bettar 
tfatt «By doolor." 

Ulf Sana agreed to go to Lady Yarmoath'a oards, and waa dtf ased 
md wrn^ finif awaiting her atmt in the drawin|f-fooau Vadame 
ikntataiii, as abo oatuo down, remarked Maria't door waa left opes. 
M8U bM tkt kftlirtiipoit h«rp" thooght thtt old lidy. And ih« pair 
wmA off t» llialr ftttertainnietit in tiiilr ftapoo^rt ohain^ and exhibitGd 
UmuHmA «lhir that oharmiog eoY^blity and mpoot whioh women 
ttB iImv ilte, ind oren dnring, the btrtorcMit <|namli. 
niiatgMp on their return from the Oounteiis's dmm, Mm, Brett, 
Boniiteiji*« maid, j»rrftcnted hemclf to my Lady ItjiHa'i call, 
\ ibil Itdy imng her hand-b«U npon retiring to her room. Betty, 
Ufa,. fimHwai ft^tuaed to mj^ wai not in a lit etato to come hc^foro 
mylaily« Biity had heto a-jmiltfttiog and meny-maltiji^ with Mr. 
Warriftgloa'e yaok g««itieiiiaii, with my I^rd liamboroogh's rabt, and 
huiics and ^inllinteu of that statio&i and thn Uquor — 
p^.if vn^ ibockcd to own it — had provf-d too mach for Mix il«tty, 
rctt nndnm tny laily f My lady laid the would iindr«H 
U« and gave Mn, Brvtl Irivo to withdraw. ** She hai tht 
iMam In htr ^ya/' tbuvffht MidamA Btrmitcin* They Lad bidden 



IT"^ 



-*iiriu 



Jfia Botty had a aogld : -\ whan the eamt to wait on 

Her witrcia, iroia thadosci aajnitiui^ ii'sy MftH:]' ' '^h 

Boify W* fi>lu owMd, with eontridon, hiT pan h, 

^Mek mr* Gumbo bii thi laiadc ol browinf sioi t <i«^ueaif:. ^tie look 
te- tr*V^**f with mmik^mB, aod, ha?iitf partonitd hi? Qsm] dttlloi 
•Imh^ b9 lady*! pctvoai fcUsrid. 
, Hafir Batify wai ona of the CoiUewood girla who had bean ao ^Msiaated 
•t and Wfta ft f «ry good-!ookinff» blue^cyed laiiy upon wbom 
) Biniitiia*e eonildoolial ain, had also oaal tht eyea 
Baoaa, botvion Vmmt. CN»bo sod Qms, there bad booi 
d fWi quarreli \ whieh had panted Omnbo, who wu of a 
D, to he raihtv ihy ' ntmU gentlemen, tht 

m vowed be would Inriik ^ or have the Ulb of 

! fvnkted in hii ctiontiona to ^nr. ik-tty. 



25t THE TIBGIKIAKa. 



Butt 0°^ the nig^ht of tbe rum^puitel], though Mr. Cbsa fomid Oiimba 
and ^frs* Betty whispering in the dootwikyf in the cool breexe, a£d 
Gumbo W0tild haye turned pde with fear had he been ablo to to do, m> 
one could he more graeious than Mr* Case* It waj he wEo propoteid 
the bowl of ponchf which was browed and drunk in Mrs. Betty^s room, 
and whlcb Gumbo conoocted with exquisite akUL He oompHmented 
Gumbo on his muAie. Thougb a sober man ordinarily, he inaiated upon 
more and more dnnking» until poor Mrs. Betty wm redueod to the stata 
which oocasioued her lady's just censure. 

As for Mr. Case himself » who l<^-^ »f the honse^ he was so ill witii 
the punch 1 that he kept his bed le of the next day, and did not 

^t strength to moke his appear wait on his ladies, tmtU supper- 

time ; wh^i his miatre«i ^iod-^n rebuked him, saying that it wai 

not often he sinned in that wai 

^' Why, Case, I eould have . it was you I saw on borseboelc 

this morning galloping on thf id^" said Mr* Warrlngtoa, who 

tf as supping with his relati?ea. 

^'Me; law bless you, sirl -bed, and I thought my hesd 

would eome off with the achix bit at six o'clock, and drtink 

a deal of small beer^ and Vm uuiusi, my own man again now^. But thit 
Gumbo, saying your honour's presenoe, I won't taste none of his punch 
again." And the honest major-domo went on with his duties among the 
bottles and glasses. 

As they sate after their meal, Madame Bernstein was friendly enough. 
She prescribed strong fortifying drinks for Maria, against the recunenoe of 
her fainting fits. The lady had such attacks not unfrequently. She urged 
her to consult her London physician, and to send up an acoottnt of her 
case by Harry. By Harry P asked the lady. Yes. Harry was going 
for two days on an errand for his aunt to London. << I do not oare to tdl 
you, my dear, that it is on business which wiU do him good. I wish 
Mr. Draper to put him into my will, and as I am going trareUing upon s 
round of visits when you and I part, I think, for security, I shall ssk 
Mr. Warrington to take my trinket-box in his post-chaise to Lond<A 
with him, for there haye been robberies of late, and I haye bo £uioy §x 
being stopped by highwaymen." 

Maria looked blank at the notion of the young gentleman's departure, 
but hoped that she might have his escort back to Castlewood, whither her 
elder brother had now returned. '< Kay," says his aunt, ** the lad hath 
been tied to our apron-strings long enough. A day in London will da 
him no harm. He can perform my errand for me and be back with you 
by Saturday." 

'* I would offer to accompany Mr. Warrington, but I preadh on Friday 
before her ladyship," says Mr. Sampson. He was anxious that my Lsdy 
Yarmouth should judge of his powers, as a preacher; and Madame 
Bernstein had exerted her influenoe with the king's fayonrite to induce 
her to hear the Chaplain. 

Harry relished the notion of a rattling journey to London and a di^ 



THE VXBGIXIAKE, 



or two of iport tliere. He promised that kU piitola ««re good, and thtt 
h% wmtld kajid the diamonds orer in «aletj to the banker*! itroDg-rooni. 
WoqM lit dOCQpy hiJ annt'i London house ? Noj that would be a dzviuy 
Mfiaf witli oolj a homsemaid aiid a groom in oborge of it. He would 
go l» tit Star uid Qarter In Fall &[alit or to an inn io CdTent Qurden. 
** Ah 1 1 bftto often talked orer that jonraey/' laid Harry, hh countenance 




** And wltli whomf nr F '* atked Ladjr Miiria, 

" Wltii out who piomiied to make it with me/' aaid the jeong ntatt, 
ikms, m ha ilwayt did, with an extreme tenderaesi of the loti 



** E« hit tMtft heiirt, my good Maria, than tome of na l ** layp HarrT^e 
ftimli vtoiVhig his emotion, UnoontroUable gnits of grief would, not 
imhw^tum^j, still pau orer our young man. The parting ftQm his 
liyittlMr; Ihe toenas and etrcumst^nc^s of Oeorge^s f&li Uit yt*ar; the 
fMoUftflioii of hk wordu, or of lomQ excursion at bona which tiiey hud 
tOfilliCT ; would recur to him and OTeroome him* '^ I doubt, 
" wlkitprr«d the ChapUiii, demurely, to Hadame Ben^ateio, 
fmm of Iheae bnnta of aorrow^ ** whether lome folks m England 
r qpaito 00 mtkch at the death of their dder brother/' 
Bat, tftoot*! thii iorrow was not to be perpetual ; and we ean fancy 
Mr. Wcrrinfloii satting out on his liondon jouniey eagerly enongb, and 
Yvry giy aad happy, if it must be owned» to be H4 of his elderly 
tttmtmmt, Tea. There was uo help for it, At Castl#wood« on ona 
'Wlltllx tVBV^i he had made an ofier of his h^irt and himself to hie 
^ and she had aocepted the fooUih lad^t offer. But the 
waa out of the queitirvn. He must eoniult his mother* 
I tbfl edatrasa for life of the Yirginiau property. Of courae, ^o 
nikse bar eeneent to such a union. The thought of it was 
L lo a late period. Meanwhile, it bung liko a weight roTmd tho 
ft's neok| andcauied him no amoU femorjie and disriuieU 
Ka WVDiln' ikai hia Bpirit^ n^ie more gaily aft he onme near l^ndonf 
aai IImI W lookid with delight from hia post-ehaifle windowi upon the 
dQratlMaJTaiiOid towards it. No highwayman stopped our trareller 
oi Bftaclrlmatli. Tooikr are the gleaming domca of 0roeiswieh| oiaoflid 



Than ia tha famoua Thamea with ita oooiitlaia MfijgSlilg^ 
MtnaUy is the Tower of London. Look, Oumbol **Thei« iatiit 
Ttwiri^ ** VeSt maateri'* anya 0umhO| who baa neftr haard of ^t 
Towtr: bol Hatty has^ and rememhert how he heu rviid nhout it in 
How^*e Matulla, and how he and bin brother mcd tn play at th^^ Trrw^r, 
ml ka Hhiaka with delight nnvt, how h(M« aclu 
Wtmnm Wtni. tha jeweb and the lions. They pa '^ rL 

wmA mfm I^Ai fkmouf Lomlen Bridge whJeh was all ooTarsd wttb hoOM 
Uv a ainti tW9 yean airo. Now then la only a slttf It gsta kft^ and 
^Mt ia aottisg down* Xhtm tha diaiae rolls through the oitj ; and^ 
*• Lookt Gmbo, thai is ikint Panl's I *" «< Yet, m^Ur ; Saint Paul's,"* 
i^r* Qwmho^ obieqidMi^yp but littla ttnok by the bfauti«a of the 



Bi^tkcturfTf and 80 hj the well-known eaurse wa reach tlia Tcib|1^ 
and Gumbo and kU nu^tar look up with aw<} at the robel ' 
Temple Bar* 

The ohoise driv^ to Mr. Diaper's chambers in Middle Teiap3« 
where Hii;rrT lunuled tht ptedons Ikhx orer to Mr. Braper, and a 
&<C)nii his fttmt, which the giQtleman read with same interiesi < 
and CELTc fully jmt awaj. He then oonsigned the tiinket-hox 
Btrong-dosct^ went into the adjoining worn, taking his dak vitii ] 
and then was at )&» Wamngtoii*a asrvioe to take him to an haldL \ 
botd in OoTtGi Gaidem was ^xed npon as the bc^ place for his ] 
" I shall have to keep jovl for two or three daja, Mr. Warringrtmi," 
Lawyer £aid« ** I don't Uiink the papers whieh the Barsnas waatt i 
be ready nntil then. Meanwhile I am at yonr senrioe to see tha 1 
I live oiit of it myself, and hare a little hox at CambenrtlJ, ^ 
shall bo proud to haYe the honour of entertaining Mt. Warrington; 
a young man, 1 suppofie^ will like hb inn and his Ebertj b€st, air«' 

Harry said yta, he thought the inn would he best^ and the po9t-«haiit 
and a clerk of Mr. Draper's Inside was detpatehid Iq the Bedfiiid, 
irhithsr the two gentlemen agreed to walk on foot, 

Mr* Draper and Mr. Waiiington sat and talked for a whiU^ 
Drapersi father and son, bad been lawyers ttme out of mind ta 1 
Bsmond family, and the attorney relatod to tha yonag 
numeroua itoriea r^arding his ancestors of C^tkwood, Of tha i 
Earl Mr. Draper was no longer the o^nt : his father and Ma ] 
had had differences, and his lordehip^s businesa had been %mkem i 
where: hnt the Baraneia was still their honoured dienti aiid f^ry j 
indeed was Mr. Draper to think that her ladyship waa m weli^ 

I towatda her nephew. 

As they weiQ taJdng their hats to go oot^ a jonng dmik of tiie hmm 
aitopped his principal in the posaage, and said : *^ If yom pkMti, m^ 
them papers of the Baroness was gittn to her ladysht]i'e man, lb. 
Caac« two days ago/* 

■'Just please to mind your own businefs, Mr. Browne,** f ^|4 gbt 
lawyer rather shaTplj, "This way, Mr. Warrington, Onr TMBlt 
atoiim are rather dark. Allow me to show yon the way/' 

Harry saw Mr. Draper darting a Parthian look of anger al lb* 
Brown. " So it was C^m I saw on the London Boad ttm daya w^'* 

ih& though t« *'W1tat bnsineaB brought the old fox to Loodqftf 

I Wherewith, not ehoosbg to be inquisitiTe about other folka* s&ii% \m 

1 4isDuaeed the subject from his mind. 

Whither should they go £rst ? First, Harry waa hr going lo i0i| 

{ ^aee where his grandfather and Lord Castlewood had longiii m « 
filty-alx yoftts ago^ m Leicester Field. Mr. Draper knew the 

ilveU, and all about the story. They might take Covent Garden m I 
way to Leicester Fields and see that Mr. Warrington was fym 

^lodged. And order dinner, sap Mr. Warxingtoa. Ko» Mr. 
could not ooasent to that. Mr. Wornngton must be n Ml^^ml 




THE YIUGINlA^a 



m$ 



r him va th«l day, in fact, he had made so MA aa to ord«<r a 
OK tha Ooek, Mr^ Wftrringtoa oould sol dsdiut* an miita- 
tian m fttvlBg^ tad walked awmy gaily with bis Mend, pafisin^ midvr 
lint aiik wlletv I2i» li«ad« w^^f and taking olf liia hat to tbeni, maeh 
ta llw kvjNf'i aimiifaaiiiit. 

^nigr lana gortlaoiaa who died for tharr king, ftif. Mj dear 
bt^ttir O i if6 > aad I alwap aaid we wauld mlute *€m when we taw 
^aBt** Mr. WcrdiigtoiL aatd^ 

** IToti'U kaira a moh at your haeli i/ jau do^ atr/' aaid the akrmcd 



**OmkiWBd tha mol), ilf,"aaid Mr. Hany, loftily; bat the pas6«n- 
bf ^*^**f aba«lt thair own afl!airt did not take any notice of Mr. Wmt- 
tilflen^ aandoct, and ha walked up the throiiging Stmnil, ^axtnj^ 
Willi dtl%lll opan all ha taw, rtmembenBg^ I daresay, for aU hU lifo 
allar« tJkm aifhta and improBebni thL^re pfesentcd to him^ Imt matn^ 
taisi^ a itbetaet raianre ; for he did Qot c^te to let the iawy«?r know 
haw moA W Wia »afed| or the pnhlio perceito that he was a &trangrr« 
Ba 4Sd wat haat mabh of hit ootsiioEiian'i talk, though tho kttar ehat* 
ly an tha waj^. Kor waa Mr* Draper dttplaaiad by tha 
a*a lileut and hauglity di^meinour. A hundred yaaia 
apa m gaallHBaM waa a gcatlemap, and hia allomey hia rutf huabla 



Tka ah mtWtkb at the Bodford ahowed Mr, Warrinf^tan to hie 

MBat hawisLg before htm with delightful obee<[aioaineee, (qt Giimbo 

ad aUaady tmmpct^d lua iua«t«r*ii ^catnes?, and Mr. Draper^* ohrk 

that the new^aonu^ waa a " high ftUan" Thmi^ the moing 

IliA two fanUaBati went to Leieeater Field, Mr. Oniabr> 

Wtind hti mator^ and, harbg 1ook«d at tha aotne of hLi 

I waund, and poor Lord Cftrtbwood'a tragedy, they fataniad 

laiba^M^ to Mr. Dmpfr^f chiunWri. 

^Tbs wia llui ababiiy"loaki&^ big ntan Mr* Warrisigteo bowad to aa 
tkiry^wa^ oat aAif ifaUMr tm a walk in iha gardioaf ttal waa Mr. 
JalmaoB^ wm autboTi wh^m ha had tni^t at Tnnhridge Welk. ** Take 
tiM advka of a man of tha wofld^ mir/' aayi Hr. Proper, aynof tlia 
a^Mlj WBA of tattatt Tory mperoUioualy* " The ie« you hava to ila 
WM tli^ kind of panam tho hotter. The huainMa we have into otm 
aftaa aboot thi*m literary mim ifl not fcry plaaiastv 1 aan tall yon.^ 
** ladaad I '* layfl Mn Warriiti^ton. !!<? did not Itka bia aaw Mnd tha 
mm^ aa tha btter grew mor« familiar. The theatrea wiva thtit 
AiM tbay go to Sadlrr't W«U«? or Mitrrbono QaideiiaP «r llanc^ 
h^ f m hm f '• Hot Eanalagh,*' aay i «t i *' baoiOM tlim^a 

iwsaaf fbi ^ability fn town;" hut, B' tiioiiawapepir that at 

liia aoterteia»»nl at BwdU'r^i WAU, ULuigion, thara wonld ba tha 
«Mit aiagniaf kind of divtraion on vight hand-balla by Mr. Ftmnklyii, 
m wail m tha an^rprlaing fierlbrniaBaai of Bifsois O it b a rina , Iloiry 
wl»|y dafvrmtsf d that ho wonld go to Matybona Oaidma, where they 
bnd a aaoaart of mnaiot a ohoiaa al ita, oofl'cc, and all aorta of wijaas 



^H. 




7m THE VIRGnaANS, 



and tlie l>eiiefit of Mr, Drt pet's eeas^lcsa coaveT^tion. The h.wjat'n obfc^ 
qiiionsnesaa only ended nt HaTrj''a bedroom door, where^ with hE^ughtj 
grandeiir, the joung gentleman bade his talkatire ho«t good n%ht. 

The next morning, Mr- Warrington, arrajed in his brocade bed* 
gown, took his breakfast, read the newspaper^ and enjoj-ed hia ease ia 
hiA inn. He read in the paper news fmm hie own eountrj. And 
when he saw the worda, Williamaburgj Virginia, J ana 7th, his ejes 
grew dim eomehaw- Ho had jusi had letters by that packet af June 
7lh, bnt his mother did not +*" ^^™^ *' 4 ^i*eat number of the principal 
gentry^ of the polony have astn n selves under the oommand af 

the Honourable. Peyton Ban uire, to march to the idief «l 

their distrefised fellow anbji jnge the omeltics of the Freoeh 

and their barharona allies. i a uniform : viz. a filain Mq« 

frockf nanquin or brown n tnd breeehes^ and plain htti^ 

They are armed each with t ilook^ a bmce of pistoU, and a 

cntting sword/' 

** Ah, why ain't we ther* med out Harry, 

**Wbyain*twedar?" o, 

"Why am I here, da*4g«-o nen'e trains P " eon tinned thi 

Yirginian. 

'* Think dangling at women's trains very pleasant, Master Harry ! '' 
says the materialistic Gumbo, who was also very little a£feoted by 
some further home news which his master read ; viz., that The Lovely 
Sally, Virginia ship, had been taken in sight of port by a French 
privateer. 

And now reading that the finest mare in England, and a pair of 
very genteel bay geldings, were to be sold at the Bull Inn, the lower 
end of Hatton Garden, Harry determined to go and look at the 
animals, and inquired his way to the place. He then and there bought 
the genteel bay geldings, and paid for them with easy generoaitj. He 
never said what he did on that day, heing shy of appearing like a 
stranger ; but it is believed that he took a coach and went to West- 
minster Abbey, from which he bade the coachman drive him to the 
Tower, then to Mrs. Salmon's Waxwork, then to Hyde Park and 
Kensington Palace ; then he had given orders to go to the £oyil 
Exchange, but catchin<^ a glimpse of Covent Garden, on his way to tiie 
Exchange, he bade Jehu take him to his inn, and cut ahoii his 
enumeration of places to which he had been, by flinging the fellow 
a guinea. 

Mr. Draper had called in his absence, and said he would oome again; 
hut Mr. Warrington having dined sumptuously by himself, went off 
nimbly to Marybone Gardens again, in the same noble company. 

As he issued forth the next day, the bells of St. Paul's, Oov^t 
Garden, were ringing for morning prayers, and reminded Him that 
friend Sampson was going to preach his sermon. Harry gmj lf d. He 
had begun to have a shrewd and just opinion of the value of Mr. 
Sampson's sermons. 



THE nftanfiA^t. 



Wf 



CEAPraE XXXYU. 



£1 WmCU TAEIOUS MATCiriS AKl Foirost, 

a Uio ** Loodon Advertber/* which wa» lenred td hii 
iw btvAkfoAt, ajx utviUUon ta «Il lgr«n of miia)x British 
»|iart ta eomm ft&d witness a tri&l v( skill between the great ch^mpi^ai 
i tud Flgg* Mr* Wnrmigtoii deteTmined ujh>q flLlt^ndiDg them p^~ 
I Vid ftooordiuglj proeeeded to tiie Wooden House, in Mary*- 
Iqcmi Fkldi, driving thither the pair of hars^ wliicih he b^d pur^biiMd 
io Ilk* preTiaai daf. The young charioteer did not kiiiow the road T«rj 
wvll| Ao4 Tctrod and lacked Tery much more tJian woi needful ujxin hit 
J0wruKj from C»T«iii Gardi^f loaing himself in the green lanes behind 
Mr. Wkltfi ' ^>d tfrbflraaek of Tottenham Road, and the fielda in 
Hl^ttidtl- Middiewx Hospital stood. He reoohed hij dostiiit- 

tim wX l^fiR'^i hvwcTnr, Aud found no small company assembled U» wit- 
Alii ib» imLofou* Jiohievomcnts of the two champioiUt 
A wtmA Af Loodon hkokgnaxdi was gathered round the doon Qf this 
k fiC fivilisli Tolour ; together with the lioftei and 4*qiiipiget of % 
\ of fiuMon, who oaam* Uko Mr. W&Erbgtoai to pfttraiiM HiA 
A vmtkiy of beggsrv and erlpples hustled round the fmng fw- 
1 whined to him for chart ty« Sho^hlaok boyi tumUdd o?«r 
f.iF thii priTikge of hljuiking Ills hoDour*s boots i nottgay 
-itcrcn pliod Mt. Uumho with tlicjr warea ; ptcnieQ, 

fmlap taBi(^« r^ uf every variuty hong found the battle givund* 

A lUf WM Ajliig npoa tl^ btoldifig ; and, on to the ttngo £n ir^mi, nooom- 
|Mwiid ly t diunmur and & horn- bio wer* a manager repeatedly issued 
Io JBimriifi to th$ orowd that the noble English sports were just about 

Ur, Warrloftoci ptid hia money, nnd was a«ooniiaodat«d with a teat 
Iss fiJtoy comtnandiog a pedect riew of the pUtform whereon Ihe 
^erCa wmm perfocmod ; Mr. Ouxabo took hk eeat in the asiphtt)i«aln 
ImIvw ; or, when tindt imied forth into the outer world to drink a pot 
of betr, or play A g»B# nl oani* with hiji hrgthtr kocineyi, and tha 
ft*t ooaohmen on tho hexes of the earnagea waiting witlivuU 
livvrkst footmen — the old society wia anenmbcred with a 
I fftiaatilj of thicso. Ocntlo aua or wotnen oonld icaiot raoro 
ipSllbiiil ottf, iomistizncs two or thrM^ tftaali k «ttaidttio»« Bntf 
Ikoftta hwk Us fbotmanV gftlkry : an anof of the U?eried moe hnstlod 
wtmaJL Cray ^ajtri-diw : Ihey ftwannod in onte^rooma : ther iprawled 
Ib bnUi mmI oo lasdligi s tii^ fiuslod, d«Toiir«d^ debAuehedi chaattd, 
finyod mf4^ Mited fiatton Sm imili :^^that nobk old tioo ti^ ' 
y will m$h gono* A few thotuand of thm niaf itlll ho ioH i 
« n 




?^ TEE VmOOIANS. 



GraiMi, taU, beautiful ^ melancholy, we itiU behold Uiem ou Uree daj^ 
with their nosegays and their bucklea^ their plu^h and their powder. 
So have I teen in Aiiicnea gpeciEiieiiSt nay camps and TilU^gied <^f R«d 
Indians. But the rac« is doomed* The fatal decree has gone forth^ and 
Unoas with his tomahawk and eagle'a plume, and Jeames with Hifl 
cooked hat and loDg caue, are passing out of the world where thej oa» 
walked in glory. 

Before the prtaeipat oombat&tits made their appearance, minor war- 
liors and exercises were exhibited ^ boxing mateh came oW^ bat 
neither of the men were tctj ganb feverely punished, so that Mr. 

Warrington and the re*t of the ipe< i had but littJe pleasure out of 

that encounter. Then ensued s^" igel-plajing ; but tb« 1^*^ 

broken wero of so Utile note, ai wounda given «o triftia^ and 

unsatiBfaetorTj that no wonder Iho y b^gan to hiss, gmimble, and 

show other aigns of db eon tent. " alters, the maateis I " touted 

the people, whereupon those futnoi^ > ipicois at length thought &t l» 
appear. 

The first who walked itp tke ^ th« atage was the intr^jA 

Sutton, a word in hand, who saluted pany with his warlike weapon, 

making an especial bow and ealuie to a private box or gallc-ry in which 
sate a stout gentleman, who was leemiiigly a person of importanee. 
Sutton was speedily followed by the ficunoua Figg, to whom the atont 
gentleman wared a hand of approbation. Both men were in their aliirtBy 
their heads were sharen clean, but bore the eracks and scars of aany 
former glorious battles. On his burly sword arm, eaoh intrepid diam* 
pion wore an <* armiger," or ribbon of his colour. And now the gladiators 
shook hands, and, as a contemporary poet says: "The word il was 
baboe."* 

At the commeneement of the combat the great Figg dealt a blow ao 
tremendous at his opponent, that had it encountered the other's head, 
that comely noddle would have been shorn off as dean aa the earring- 
knife chops the carrot. But Sutton receiTcd his adversary's Uade on 
his own sword, whilst Figg's blow was delivered so mightily that the 
weapon brake in his hands, less constant than the heart of him who 
wielded it. Other swords were now delivered to the warriors. The 
first blood drawn spouted from the panting side of Figg amidst a ydl 
of delight from Sutton's supporters ; but the yeteran appealing to his 
audience, and especially, as it seemed, to the stout individual in the 
private gallery, showed that his sword broken in the previous eneonnter 
had caused the wound. 

Whilst the parley occasioned by this incident was going on, lir. 
Warrington saw a gentleman in a riding-frock and plain scratch wig 
enter the box devoted to the stout personage, and recognised with 
pleasure hia Tunbridge Wells friend, my Lord of March and Ruglan. 

* The antiqnaTiitn reader knows tiie pleasant poem in the sixth vafaimt of 
Dodsley's Colleetion, in whk^ the aboye eombat is deseiibed. 



TKB VIBflDnAlfSL 




MJteA Ibm^ wbo wmi hy ne» me urn pftidifwl of polltenMs, seemed fa 
ilMV dsftiltf detoitiee to the stout geDtlemftQ, and Hcurj remarked 
how kts lofdAhii^ PMeiTed, with a profDund bdw, floroe bank bills whicb 
tbo cUicr toolE out froui a pocket-book and handed to hjm« Whilst thus 
^ Lard Ibrdl ipi«d out cmr Yifgiaiaii, and, hk int«r7i<v with 
i ipnctaea^ finlihedp mj Lord ^^am9 o^er to Harry*! gallery and 
gtitiid hia joung Iriend* Th^y lat and belield tho combat 
: wiU& Tiriooi iQocesi, but with immense skill and tdour on htitTt 
AfUt tlia mmom bad ntffieicntlf Imght witb swords, thej fell 
' le Willi IIm ^ntTteff-stail, and the result of thb long cmd delightful 
' mlt wai| IImI mtor^r f«mamed with h^r aneieut ehampion Figg. 
WliiM til* vairiori w«?e at bsttlet a tbimdeirBtorm li&d broken ot^ 
Mt^ Warringtoii gladly anongb aoeepted a seat in mj 
i*B ftbariot« kairta^ hit own phaeton to be driTen home by hii 
ifarcy uma in groat dcleetatioii with the nobk sight he had 
MiABiad Ihia indeed to be somathitig like dport, and of 
kB hmi mm. mm his aniTal in England: and^ as ueual^ 
ttKT plaaaoi^ which he enjojed wi^ the desif« that the dear 
1 of Idi boyhood should share tho amnraement in common with 
by ughing outf '* I wiah " . * • then he stopp^. ** £^o I 





^ Wll^ i» pm, wish and what doD*t ton wish ? *' asked Lord Mat«k* 
••I 



^B ^* I VMft tiuakiitf f my lord, of mj Met brother, and wished he had 

^BiMi wUh ma» We had pcuaised to have tmt sport together, at hoinei 

^^VMifaa; and raanya th^ timo we tatked of it. Bnt he wonldn't havt 

mmt tya fwigh Bort of s^tort, and didn^t care for fighting, though he 

WM ihB bravMl lad aUfe," 

^ 1 Im was the hiiif fit Ud aliTe, was he ? *' asks mj lord, lolling en 
lis <oahifty and »faing his Tirginian friend with some curiosity. 
** T#ilfllMald hare m*u Idtn in a quarrel with a wewf gallant olHmsri ear 
ahauid al&ir, but it waji hard to keep (}«Offa aff him, t 
rmm a Mhw m oool« nor more aavige and Mtmtodt Oed help 
mv Mk I I wiah far the honoor of the otTontrjt you know, that h« 
hMm tnatead of a«| and shown you a laal Vif:giniaQ 



*'JKty« air« jott'U do refy wcdL What is this I h«ar of Lady 
r«caa«lk likkif fmk iitto favour f '* said the ammed nohlMiatt. 

** I will do m well ai another, f can ride, and, I thlfik| I sail shoot 
hillw Iham 0tOffa ; hal then my bitilhcf had thii hc^ad, mr, tilt head I ** 
s^fta Bany, l>fP*mE ^ ^*^ honcat ikulL ** Why, I give you »y wefd^ 
aiy Imi^ Uml k» had rad alnost evny book nfi^ wm afvf ^nritlaii ; 
wild flay l«th aa tha fiddla and horpaleliecd, Q«nld mmfom pottiy and 
MCBoai anal altfaat. What ooi I do ? I am eolf g«od to ride aad 
fli^' at aardsp aad drink Bwfmdy," And the panitent hmif down hia 
hmL ** lk& thtm I ean da m wall u Skoai fellow*, ym tea. Ill imK 
mfhm^VHUA mfmUr U tmamd, ha the others great amaaeeitt 

Lofd Manh wii&h&i tht yirang aua'a mriMI^ ii tha Jaded nnkn:i^mBe% 

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to the end alw«y» can relish the juicj wholesome mutton 
•By gai, Mjt. Warrington/* saya he^ '*you ouglit to be taken to \ 
Change, Mid put In a show/' 

"AndtewhyF" 

**A gentleman from. Virginia who has lost \m elder hroLher 
ahaolntely regreta him- The breed ain't known in tiia won try* Up 
my bonoiiT aid oonacienee, I beEere that yon would Mke to have ] 
baek •g'oin." 

<* Bolitve 1 " cries the Vkginian^ growing red in the fioi. 

'^ Xhnt ifii you believe, you believe you would like him back i 
But depend on it you wouldn- 1, *Tis not in human nalurv, ivt ; not i 
I read it, at least* Here lire tome fine h Daises we ]if« coming 
That &t the eomer la Sir Richard Littleton's, that great one wma my J 
Bingley^s. 'Xia a pity they do nothing better with this great 
apace of CkTendish Square than fence it with these unsightly 1 
By George \ I don't know where the town's running, There*a Monti^" 
House made into u eoufounded Don Saltero's mu.^um, with books aal 
stuffed hirda uid rhinoceroses, They have aotualiy run a cursed cut 
Hew Boad they call it — at the back of Bedford Hoa»e Gurdi'us^ ad 
spoilt the DukeV comfort, though, I guess, they will console him in thf 
poaket, I don't know where the town will stop* Shtdl wr gg doirn 
Tyhnm Eoad and the Park, or through Swallow Street^ and into tlit 
habitable quarter of the town F We can dine at Fall Mall, or, if pa 
like, with you ; and we ran spend thd evening as yon like — witih the 
Queen of Spades, or . . . '* 

•* 'ft'ith the Queen of Spades, if your lordship pleases," lays %t. 
Warrington, hlushing. So the equipage drove to his hotel in Cerent 
Garden, where the landlord came :^rward with his usual ohse^uioufloesB, 
and recogniaing my Lord of March and Euglan, bowod his wig on io my 
lord's shoes in his humble welcomes to Ms lordship. A rich youn^ 
li^glii^ peer in the reign of George the Beeoud ; a we^thy patrician j_ 
the retgn of Auguitua ; — ^which would yon rather have been F There] 
a question for any young gentlemen's debating duba of the preaait < 

The best English dbiuer which could he produced, of ooaroei 
the service of the young Virginian and hia noble friend* Alter i 
oame wine in plenty, and of quality good enough e?en for the epie 
earl 0?er the wine there was talk of going to see th^ fireworks j 
Tauxhall, or else of cards. Harry, who had meTer seen a gre^ 
beyond an exhibition of a do^en equiba at WBliamsburgh on the Fi 
of l^oTemb&r (which he thought a sublime display), would have l^od I 
Vauxball, but yielded to hia guest 'a preference for piequet; and 1 
were ^^fj soon absorbed in that game. 

Harry began by winning as usual ; hut, in the course of a hall-l 
the luck turned and favoured my Lord March, who waa at first 
ifurly, when Mr* Drap^^r^ Mr* Warrington's man of business, 
bowing into Ute roomt where he aocepted HarrVs invitaUoii to stt csd 
dcmL Mr. Warrington olwaya aaked eyeryhudy to iit and drink, and 




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fit kia besU Hod lie a cru^it, he would divide it ; had he a 
bp he iCkmlt] share it ; hod he a jug of wnter, ho would drink abont 
ith » kif. had he a botUo of BurgMndir, it wa* gaily drunk 

iih & tii: , I. And dou't fancy the virtae is oomioon* You 

I «f it in book&p my dear sir, and fancy that you hav4^ it yourself 
I jongive ux dlnneri of twenty people and pay your ac^uninlADOi) 
ftU itnmd; but the welcanie* the friendly spirit, the kindly heart? 
Belkre m*, the«@ are rare qualities in our aeliUh world. We may bring 
tktm witJt u^ from the country when we art youni;^ hat they mostly 
ifitbtr «ft«r transpUntatioD^ and droop and parish m the stiAing 
jjm^im air. 

l^rapcr did not care for wine veiy much, hut it delighted th<3 lawyerr 

lie m tlie eompony ef a great man. He protested that he likod 

\ Wtier than to see jucquet played by two eonsummate player* 

i of f^fthioEi ; and^ luking a aeatf undismayed by the sidi^long 

%#owli of hilt lordiliipt surveyed tho game between the ^ '-t. 

Mmrrf waa uot n^^ar a ntntch for the eiperieneed player of :i 

alM. To^uightf too, Lard ^f arch held better oardt to ^d hu ;»kiiL 

What thcif itjikca were w:t« no butmeia of Mr. Draper's. The 

litid they would play f^r Bhillinf^, atid alWrwardft eounied up 

pim tod leases^ with »L'ar^ any talkmgf and ihut in an uodor 

lOD*. A bow on both ildei, ft p^f^oUy gfat^ tjod polite maim^ o& tli« 

fart of «aabr and the game went on. 

But it WM doitined to a aeoond int«rniption, which bnmglit on 
iXtcimtioa front Lord M archil lipi. Fint waa heard a icuMing without 
«— than a whimpering — thi^n an outory aa of a woman in tears, and thtn^ 
flaaJlj* a lemalo mshcd ii^to Uic room, and produovd that cxplgaion of 
iMnghty lag^tuigA &om Lord ^fareh« 

wtab yoar women would take mm^ oiher time for oomingi eon- 
' SATS my lordf laybi? hia oanU down In a p«t. 
» What, Mri. Iktty I " cri«pd Ilarry. 

•d it was no other than Mrs* Bettyi Lftdy Maria^i maid ; and 
I ttood behind h«r« hia due oountenaact betlobberad with Ua^, 
* What haa bapptmed ? " aaka Mr, Waxrington, in w^ little perturba^ 
loffpirlt, "Th«Bafoiiaiau wellF'^ 
*' Help ! h«Ip t «tf , yoQf hoooar 1 *' ejiculat«a Mn. Iktty , iind pn»- 
b to Call on hf^r kneea* 
Help whom?" 
r A ImwI coiitci frc^r 



'I- 



) '*6ttaib»! you 



hat anything happened belWMo Km, 



! you ? ** baL* iU« blAck** maatit, 
. (JkwmhQ stcpi back witli great difiKity, laying hla band on hia 
•ayingf ** Sq^ sirj nothing bab happened Hwiji thb lady 



' le* mf «lftMi^ air;' mim Bttty. *« Help 1 help ! hm** tJtm lett«f 

! bart wrote, air I IWy ha?* gout and took her* tir ! ^' 

^li it only that old Molly Emoed f She's knowa 10 b« of«r bold 



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and heels in dtbt! Diy your ejt^ in the next tw>hj, Mrs. Bettr, and kt 
me and Mr, Waniiigtoii fo on with out game," aajs my lord, taldug op 
Ilia cards* 

" Help ! help her ! '* cries Betty agsin. "0, Mr. Htrty ! you wont 
be a going on with your eards^ whea my I&dy calls out to jou to MHi 
and help her ! Totir henoiiT used to come quick eooogh whoa taf lafy 
naed to send me to f«tch you at CitatlewcKH! ! *' 

*' Confound you I can^t you hdld your toD^ef says mjlor^ wi& 
more choice word a and oath^. 

But Betty would uot cease weoDi id 
March waa to cease winning for tl t 



his seat, and made for the bell, f» 

" My dear lord, the gume m 
writei to me in great distress. ai 

" Curse her! "Why couldi i 
testily. 

Mr, Warrington ordered 
would take him to Bromley. 

** Bet JOU, you don't do it wi 



it was deerfted that Lord 
Mr, Warrington torn from 



■er for to-night. My reblift 

mnd to go to her." 

11 to-morrow ? " criea my Imi^ 



k instantly, Hia own 



boor ? hot yon^ yon d Wt do it 
within five quarters of an hour ! hm^ jun four to one — or I'll take yotir 
bety which you please — tiiat you're not robbed on Blackheath! Bet 
you, you are not at Tunbridge Wells before midnight ! " ones Lord 
March. 

'^ Done ! " says Mr. Warrington. And my lord carefully notes down 
the terms of the four wagers in his pocket-book. 

Lady Maria's letter ran as follows :-* 



"Mt dear Cofsin, — 
I am fell into a 
vilUans. I am a prisner. 
come to the resQ of your 



trapp, w^ I perceiye the machinations of 
Betty will tell you a//. Ah, my Henriool 

"MOLLT." 



In half-an-hour after the receipt of this missire, Mr. Warrington was 
in his postchaise and galloping over Westminster Bridge on the road to 
succour his kinswoman. 



CHAPTEE XXXVin. 

SAHPSOir AKD THB FHILISTHrES. 

My happy ohance in early life led me to become intimate wit^ a 
respectable person who was bom in a certain island, which is pronounced 
to be the first gem of the ocean by, no doubt, impartial judges of maii- 



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liMtJtlPllliif* Tfat itories whiok tliat person imparted to me rcgujndlitg 
kii filmivit wfio iakiibited tliu gt!m abuve mtfotianed^ wert suoli as U549d 
tiO«Hik» Bf jOQJig 1ilcN>d cunlle with horror, to think there Bbmild be to 
•■IpMifc iriakirfpiiu in the world. Evttf cHmc which jron emn tliiak ^; 
» Ten ComnumdsicBtfl broken ia a genertd imiah ; tuob rogtiories 
I ao tiorj-tclkr oould is?tiil; mieli m i p i cji and 
ii noflfll or Tarpia nc^rm erei- perpetrated ; wire hf mj 
•mvamtelf ftinemberGd, and fredy related, teapit^mg Ua 
BMU«it ksmdred, to anyone wlto oliose to bear him. It wn a wonder bow 
msf ttf Um &iDilj itiU lived out oC tlie bulkfi. He broiUer Tiin bid 
teMRI^IIt £iWt&er'i gree hairs with sorrow to the greeye ; nae brother 
HiA bid to^bbed the par'&h church repajtedl j ; me iixthet AtiiiAiiiiroia 
had IQltd tb# Captaia and nm off wlt^ the Eniig n, forged her grand- 
noliar^ will, and stole the ipooni, whieh Larry, the knife-boyi waa 
ki^yed for« Xho family of Atreue was aa notbiog compared to Ibe mea 
' O* W hatdyecaUem , from which my fnend spfutig ; but no power on 
\ wpikid^ oleoiirae, induee me to niune the eountry wbtuoo bo came* 
grait thai uted to be mj nmif astonithitittit to firni tltoio 
I, parrioidoir habitual fidiferv of bilk of cj^ohanga^ mi 
•a IMb, aitij bow and then writiBf to each other aa '* my deareet 
■»jdiSMl4iter,*' ind hx oioiitJii at a time lifingoathe 
ierma 1 WtCli hmaiM wMn^ with the blood of bit 
fiaranta, Tim wtnJd wAm, ft aireeohing tumbler, and give 
Ifafii. % 0mm from it. Witlt lipi \Mk wltb iba p«f}ixriea bft bad 
#pm li Oaoft reifKKjttiig hie gratwInollMf^i abatractid tettamont, or 
1^ mwtAm of bia poor brother Tbadj'a belpieaa orpbama^ Mink would 
IdM Ua iialir Jl&lia*f boutiy eheck, and they wonld bare a jolty night, 
aalkij talked abomt old timi^ fodtba da«r M Om^ Wki^ 
wbm tbef wm boroi iMd tba ft^Hiiif On«tyoail& biliig 
\ tbfiv, and lite llajo? propoaing in Cyai^loiti^i ^nd the tomb 
ited mother (who baid ohayted iham out of the {irupertee). 
tdaia het ioul ! They uaed t0 wee|» aiid kiia to profuiely at 
and parting, Uiat it wat loaebinfc to hrhold tbcm. At tba 
ilflll i flmr fOltoieii ^e fivrjcot tbo«e painful little itorinn, and thoaa 
•ptiiid piwHoili aaitifaaoaa that, did they tdl all, tliey oonhl hang 
wk ^kkm aU nMiad* 

WIM att then be finer t^an forgiYr^4ieai f What more rational than, 
ftar aallmf a man by erery bad name nntler the atin, U% afiobglaii 
liaaty iipwriiBi^ aod aa forth ^ withdraw the deeaatir (a^ 
I l^;t«fcif alyovr CMny^e bead, and bo friaoda na bafimf 
Oaaii ielka poaaMi tiita adnkabWr thia anifel-like^ fift of forfiv e n ei a > 
H ma baanttfal, Ut Lnatanett to aea our two bdlei at Tnalridge WcUa 
iwgif iiif aaa aaatliar, attiMfif, joking, todUsif alaHiil fa ipila^ftba 
hmtd wiida of ym0tmiimf-^fm i and iMigttliaf bygooaa, tbioiii tlhair 
• oyldo 'i Mp tminibifinf l^an pettetly watl. 1 wtwderi ocn y^n and 
1 da aa mtiabF Let ui atrire^ my friandi to acquiia tbia paeabla, 
^•fSfll* MybeUeliatbaftyoiiaiyiianklolDrftTabadkngitaga 




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emplcyied t<i yon ; but, tben^ jou mmt haye a deal of pradloe, and b» 

nccustomisd to honi' and U9e it You embrjLea After a qxurrel and. 
mutual hikd lougiiage* HeaTeEi bk^a ufi ! Dad wordi ate nothing whm 
oii£^ is accQstotned to them, and scarce tieed rujQSe the tamper on eiiher 
side. 

Bo tbe anut and nieoe placed cardB i^czy amicably together, and 4raak 
to each otbeFs health^ and each took a wing of tbe chicken, and puJkd 
a bone of tbe meny-tbougbtj and (in conversalioB), scratched tb^ir 
noigbbonrs'j not each other*A ejea out* Hiu* we hare read bow tbe 
Peninsular warriorsi wbcn the hngle g truoe, ^atemistd and ex^ 

changed tobacco-pouches and wine r to eeiite tbeir drelooka and 

knock eaeh other's hcad^ oS when i was over ; and thus otir old 

eoldierif akiiful in war, but kno eh arms of a quiet life, kid 

their weapons down for the ti it b-and-nobbed gaily together. 

Of course, whilst drinking f ichman, you have your pieee 

bandy to blow bis hraini e i a hosUie more ; but, niean- 

whik, it ia d voire ^nf^, „^,„ , ,' Here's to you, Mounseert 

and everything ia as pleasant aji ] Regarding Aunt Bcrn^tda's 

threatened gout? The twinge, ae oC MfLria waa m> gladt 

Marians fainting £ts ? She bad nu rf lui u of them. A slight re^^nnt^ni^e 
last night. The Baroncsa was so sorry I Her nieoe must see tbe best 
doctor, take every thing to fortify her, oontinue to take tbe steel, evea 
after she left Tunbridge. How kind of Aunt Bernstein to offer to send 
some of tbe bottled waters after her ! Suppose Madame Bernstein says 
in confidence to her own woman, << Fainting fits! — pooh! — epilepsy! 
inherited from that horrible scrofulous German mother I '' What means 
have we of knowing the private conversation of the old lady and her 
attendant? Suppose Lady Maria orders Mrs. Betty, her ladyship's 
maid, to taste every glass of medicinal water, first declaring that ber 
aunt is capable of poisoning her ? Very likely such conversations take 
place. These are but precautions — these are the firelocks which our old 
soldiers have at their sides, loaded and cooked, but at present lying 
quiet on the grass. 

Having Harry's bond in her pocket, the veteran Maria did not choose 
to press for payment. She knew the world too well for that. He was 
bound to her, but she gave him plenty of day-rule, and leave of absence 
on parole. It was not her object needlessly to chafe and anger her young 
slave. She knew the difference of ages, and that Harry must have lus 
pleasures and diversions. " Take your ease and amusement, cousin," 
says Lady Maria. ** Frisk about, pretty little mousekin," says grey 
Grimalkin, purring in the comer, and keeping watch with her green 
eyes. About all that Harry was to see and do on his first visit to London, 
his female relatives had of course talked and joked. Both of the ladies 
knew perfectly what were a young gentleman's ordinary amusements in 
those days, and spoke of them with the frankness which charaoterised 
those easy times. 

Our wily Calypso consoled herself, then, perfectly, in the absence of 



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* wmitdererp ftnd imk iiTiy diTersion wbioK cttme to liand, Mn 
XiilL IfelBftSt ^® gentleman whom we have mentioned us r^joielng m 
Um irfflp*"f of IjohI Marok imd Mr* Wnmugtoiit wis oae of these 
diTtftioiu. Ta Uro with titled pefodoftgea wu tie delight of Jack 
MatM^ Mfiif isd to 1o«e monej at oardt to an earPa daughter wws 
>laiilspliiiiirii to him « Now, the Lady liana Kimond was aa earVa 
daiifti^ir wiio wai ^ery glad to witi monej* 8he obtained [lermissioa to 
taloi Mr, Moftia to the Counieei of Yannoath*! assemhlj, and pkjfed 
wr4i with him^ — and k> evt'rjbodj w» pkaaed. 

Tkam Iha ftcat aight-and-Tiirtj lioiira alter Mr, WarnDgton*! deportufo 
|iiBiil pnUi^ ^leetily at Timbridf^e WsUs, and Friday orriTed, whta 
tk» mtmm w«a to bo delirered which we have leen Mn Sajupoon 
fiiifllm. ^* ootupanjr ui the Well a were reodj' enough to listen to 
iU Bmmfmm bad a reputatioii for being a naoat oxnusiDg and eloquent 
fnaabcTf and if thare were no breakfast, eonjuror, dancing bean, 
OToetri gtdmg an* the good Well a fulk would put up with a «ermoti, 
Bm liaiV Lbdf Yifmouth was coming, and what a power «he had in 
tile giving ol livings and the diiponiing of biahoprie^ the Defender of 
llk# Faith of that day having a remorkabli oooManet in her ladyihip's 
•pnlaii it|Na thcae matten ;— and vo we may be airre tliat Mr. Sampaoo 
Mfwd hit vwy beat ditc^nrae for her bc'iring, Wbtn th« Great Man 
» nl lioai* at tlni Cattle, and walks over to the Htlle country chnroh in 
tii ftttitt ihitifii^B^ ^^^^ Duke, the Marquis, and a oonple of cabini^t 
Viniatafs with bEm, has it ever been jour lot to ait among tho Cfmgrcga- 
tidii, and watch Mr* I'rottcr Uii» eurate and hk aennon f He look a 
aniiwij at the Urvat Pew ; ho fiilttfii m he give«i out hia text, and 
tyiltt» " Ah, perhape hb lord&hip may gire mea Hring 1 *^ Mrt, Trotter 
nA Ihi ijria look an^iomly at tha 0mt Pew tooi and watch the effeott 
^lin^'adiaeonraa — the well>known faTnnrite diaoonrse— upon the big^ 
wigaaaaBhlML ra{»il*a firat nervouinesa ii over; hi^noblo voloa clcori, 
w«ma to Ilia aermon % ha kindlea i he taJeei hit pooket-handkerohi^f out : 
hm ii tmlif la thai ixqniaite paasage which ha^ ma^le them all cry at 
Ili9 pUBtt^ ; h« hia begun it ! Ah ! What is that humming noi«e, 
wUih fib tlM idifioe, and eauuMihob'naUcd ldeliba»na to grin at amoek* 
faiiti l ntyroiF It b Itie Ulght llooounible Lord ^'aidly| anoring in 
Ika paw fay th« fire I And poor Trottrr'a riaionary mitre dtef^Miftvitlk 

flii«|naii waa the dometUo ehaplaln of Madama Bmutgl&'i aeplltw. 
na two ladiaa of the Eamond family patronified tha preaeher. On tho 
day iff tbe atErmoat th« BaMfieae had a little bfeakfaet in hi» honour, at 
Sanpaon mado hia app^^rance, nmy and bandiome, with a fresh - 
wift ^0^ A imart, ruatlinj^, new eeaaeek, which ho had on cradit 
eiinroh •admiring raez«ar at the WeUa^ By the eido of hIa 
their ladyfthipa' koqtiaya waOdng behind themi with Ihtir 
graal gih prayitr-bookB, Mr. 8ainpaon marched £h)m break fkat to chitrolii 
Every •«« remarked how wall the Baron<ai llematcin looked; tba 
I and waa partioulsrly friendly wlili bar aiaoa ; the hid a bow 





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and a statel j smile for all, aa she moved on, with her tortoisesli^ll ' 
At tb© door there wfts a daziUag coudai of rank and fofihion — all tlit 
fine c^ompatiy of the Wellt traoping in ; and her ladyship of Yarmoath, 
con^pieucma witli v^rmOioii ctheeksj and a robe of flame -coloured tASerta, 
There irere shabby people present, besides tli« fine compam^ , thomji 
the^ Utter were by far the m<Ai numeroiis. Wliat an odd-looking^ par^ 
for instanoei were tho^ in ragged coats ^ one of them with hk caxtt^ 
hair appear itJg under Iiii scratch wig', and who entered the ohorelL jtul 
a« the organ stopped ! Naj, he con'^ tsa^ have been a Proteataot, for Itt 
mechanically oros^ himself as b^ - sd the place, aayifig to hia oom- 
radOf ^* Bedad, Xim, T forg«wt I " eh looodtide that ^e fadiTid«j| 

ttitne from an ialand which has lentloncd at th^ ^onxmoioesMltt 

nf this chapter* WhereTer they f *h fragranoe of whiskey ipreajd^ 

iteelf. A man may be a hereti posseja genius : thm» Oalhclli 

gentlemen have come to pay hom^ It. Ssunpaoa. 

Nay, there are not only mei yt the old i^ligion pmetil, htd 

difiCLplea of a creed still older ite thos@ two indindoals with 

booked noses and sallow ootmti 'ho worked into the dntreii, ui 

spite of Home little opposition vu. wn? part of the beadle ? 8oeinf tbi 
greasy appeanmoe of these Hebrew strangerSj Mr* Beadle was for denf- 
ing them admisaiont But one whispered into his ear, *' We wants to bt 
oonwerted, goVnor ! " another slips money into his hand, — Mr. Beadli 
lifts up the mace with which he was barring the doorway, «id tht 
Hebrew gentlemen enter. There goes the organ ! the doors haTS elosed. 
Shall we go in, and listen to Mr. Sampson's sermon, or lie on tka grass 
without ? 

Preceded by that beadle in gold laee, Sampson walked np to the piii^it» 
as rosy and jolly a man as yon ooald wish to see. Presently, wlien In 
snrged up out of his plump pulpit cushion, why did his ReTereiMe ton 
as pale as death P He looked to the western church-door — ^tbere, ob 
each side of it, were those horrible Hebrew Caryatides. He then looked 
to the vestry-door, which was hard by the rector's pew, in whidi Saap- 
son had been sitting during the service, alongside of their ladyaiiipa kit 
patronesses. Suddenly, a couple of perfumed Hibernian gentUnea 
slipped out ef an adjacent seat, and placed themselves on a benoh akii 
by that vestry-door and rector's pew, and so sate till the oonoloaioii U 
the sermon, with eyes meekly cast down to the ground. How eaii 1M 
describe that sermon, if the preacher himself never knew liow it aaae Id 
an end? 

Nevertheless, it was considered an excellent sermon. Wheii it wn 
over, the fine ladies buzzed into one another's ears over their pewsy and 
uttered their praise and comments. Madame Walmoden, who was ia 
the next pew to our friends, said it was bewdiful, and made her drsBklt 
all over. Madame Bernstein said it was excellent Lady Maria was 
pleased to think that the jhmily chaplain should so distingoiali himselL 
She looked up at him, and strove to catch his Reverence's eye, aa he itill 
aate in his pulpit; she greeted him with a little wave (rf tke hand and 



TUB "nmimASB. im 



* of btf InoiitotSiM* He lenrcetj seemed to note the oomjiUoieiit ; 
llil Uee WMB p«l«^ hl» tjea were IcM^king yonder, towards iho font, where 
tilOM E#lic«wi f^ nmaintd* Tbe stre&m of people pulsed bj ih^m-- 
la & wm^ vim tbejr were lott to sight, — in a throng^in a ma roll of 
twM ud ftwei in a dribble c^f one at a time, EvefytsiMly wiu gou^ 
Tbe tve fliitoifi ire^i? jrtiU them hj ttie door, 

Ibp Bt l Hi Cai dt) Bernikiu and her meat t^ Hafn^ in the 
netofV ft/Wf when tb« old kd; was dee^ in otn9«fsi!lioii mth than 



** Wh« ts« thnat? Harrrfhle men at the do<}?P and what a nrneW of ftplrita 
IImto by** erit.1 Lnitj Marian to Mrs. Brett, her aunt*i woman, wtiu had 
nUmdcil III* two Udioa* 

"'FcrtVllL Doetof ; f<m hurre a. darling little bof : ii he to he n 
^llm^jmnt toof* a»ki Madame de Bernstein, *' Are 7011 ready, mj 
terf* A»d the pew ia thrown opn, and Madaae Btrnttein, whote 
fcibf m onlr n TiMount, insi^ that her ntec^e, iftdj ^tom, who waa 
ttn nttl'a datigbter, mhonld (^ §.T&t out of the pew. 

A» abi iivfia forward « thoee individutils w1 od) b«r ImlTthip de»i)^&ted 
na twn h«rnbla ni»Ti, ndvauce. One of them pulli a loi»(j alnp of piip«T 
oQt oC hia pockrt, and her ladjBliip ^tnrta and tiima pale. She makaa 
for llin fiatr y, ^^ >^ Tague hope that ahe ean elefLr tha door and oloae 
II bdiind Jicr, The two wki&kt'jEed gsnilflinai «i« np with hcTi 
hamwfm ; mib ^ them aotuallj kji his hand m. Wr aiivald«r and 
anfi:— 

» At tilt dinit of If iithrfaa PLneof t of EiniiaftMi, mmmt, I htm 
tb» ^oiocr of afTMting yont k^xuhiii. Mo nm.'m h Coatigmn^ atadiiJni 
% |io«r fistleman ef Ointland, hind in;,; to ciraamituioii, and forptd to 
Mow n diaagrajmble pn)fctiic>n. Will jonr Itodjahip walk, of ifaall 
Mi warn fgm Ibtch a ehter f *' 

VWffOfJf Latly Marin Eanioiifl Kire* three ■hrirki^ and falli ewoonin^ 
ta Hit KTOOsd* *« Keep the da^r, Miek I '* ahtmts Mr. Coftlifaiu *' Umi 
kt fn ao Q(M» #!•«, madam/' he na,? ■, vvry pcilitc>l7, to tf adatna do Ikm- 
•lata. **Mar huijahip has falkn in m £eentiap j&t, and will raoo¥«r 
Jbore, nt Wr ai»e.*^ 

" rnJaca her, Brett t '' <rriei tho M ladf whoao o^ria ti^iikli odilj. 
null* na aoon as that opentfon la prrfbrmod, Madamo Eenwiain anista a 
Ifttio bng^ ivapemdod hy a hair ^lain, whtoh Im^j Marin waafm round 
iMr Mtdkt nnd injpi the necklao* in twain* ^ Daah aoma oold watar 
«T«T W faoa, It alwaya riooren bar T ** tap tha Bntonaaa, ** Yon atnjr 
wItJi her^ Brett, flow mueh b pmr suit, i^snllimmi F ** 

Mr. Cbodfis aaTi, *' Th« cict^m we hare afahait hm laedfaliili b fur 
mm kvadfod and thirtj-two poianda, in wkioh aht ia indeblad to 
lliMtbfMi Elkn Finoottr" 

Mmwliflt, wliari fa ih» lUfm»i Mr. BampMia f UU tlia IkUod 
mfmrnam wa hmtw t«ad of| who, wb«n be apdod iJia naatring K«innar 
fivoi Uio ff9A»trWp said : ** It's no uto, mi^or, I will mmm down," ao 
fntf yamijf np to bit ponnmito ^ At wbnao auit, Stmonal *' 



26& THE TIEGEOANS, 



he sadly asked. Sampson knew Simonsp the;' had m&t manj' a tanu 
before* 

*' Bucklehy Cordwainer," aays Mr. Simona* 

" Porty^eight pound and charge?, 1 kno\r,'^ sap Mi^ Sampa^Hi wilfa 
a sigh. ** I haveii*t got the money. What officer is there here ? " Mr, 
Sim&na'fl compatjion, Mr* Lyonip here stepped forward, aod said Ms 
houi&e was most oanTenient, and often ii;sed by gentkmetif and ht 
should ht moit happy and pFoad to accommodate his IleTorence* 

Two chairs happened to Ik; in waitini^ outside ths chapel* In thoM 
two chairs my Lady Maria Esmond »■ klr. Sampson placed themselrei, 
and went to Mr. Ljona'a residence, ok >rted hy the gentlem^L to whoa 
we have just been introdnced. 

Very soon after the captnre tho Baroness Bemst^in sent Mr.. Due, 
her confidential serTant^ with a noti tier niece, full of expressions of 
the most ardent afiection : hut reg: ^ that her heavy losses at caidi 

rendered the payment of snob a ^-- as that m which Lady Mam 
stood indebted quite impowihlc, £ ad written off to Mrs. FineoE 
h/ thai very post^ however, to entree r to grant time, and as soon at 
erer the had an artnoerj wonld no, , — L to acquaint her dear ttnhappj 
niece. 

Mrs. Betty came over to console her mistress : and the two poor 
women cast about for money enough to provide a horse and chaise for 
Mrs. Betty ; who had very nearly come to misfortone too* Both my 
Lady Maria and her maid had been nnlucky at cards, and could not 
muster more than eighteen shilllDgs between them : so it was agreed 
that Betty should sell a gold chain belonging to her lady, and with tha 
money travel to London. Now Betty took the chain to the very toy- 
shop man who had sold it to Mr. Warrington, who had given it to hii 
cousin : and the toy-shop msn, supposing that she had stolen the chain, 
was for bringing in a constable to Betty. Hence, she had to make 
explanations, and to say how her mistress was in durance ; and, ere 
the night closed, all Tunbridge Wells knew that my Lady Mtrii 
Esmond was in the hands of bailiffs. Meanwhile, however, the mooef 
was found, and Mrs. Betty whisked up to London in search of the 
champion in whom the poor prisoner confided. 

** Don't say anything about that paper being gone ! 0, the wreteh, 
the wretch ! She shall pay it me ! " I presume that Lady Maris 
meant her aunt by the word ^* wretch." Mr. Sampson read a sermoa 
to her ladyship, and they passed the evening over revenge and back- 
gammon ; with well-grounded hopes that Harry Warrington would 
rush to their rescue as soon as ever he heard of their mishap. 

Though, ere the evening was over, every soul at the Wells kneir 
what had happened to Lady Maria, and a great deal more ; though 
they knew she was taken in execution, the house where she lay, the 
amount — nay, ten times the amount — for which she was captured, and 
that she was obliged to pawn her trinkets to get a little money to keep 
her in jail ; though everybody said that old fiend of a Bernstein wsi 



TEB YlKGINIA.Va, 



fS9 



ftl ihm boiloiB of tha bmalii€», of cotirae th^ were mVi qivH ^nd bUnd 
i& lodf tjr ; ftadi it mf tmdf Truni^in^ini eftfd« tltat night, wh«ftf 
MadmtDi Bosiillitt 4pp«iir«d| ftnd aa luDg as tbe wu witlim haortngi 
anl ft «Qi4 Wii itid regsrding the tDoming's ifmnsacUcma, Lidy 
YamoQtb aafcod tlte Bur^oes* news of ber bredd^f nepbew, aad lit^srd 
Mr. Wftffinftiin Wfti m Losdcm, My Lady Maria wai not com tog to 
Lodj TrvspiogUmV tbat erening f My Lady Maria wu indijjHMed^ 
had fiyMfid ftt clmroli th«t moraiog, tmd woj obliged to ke«p her rootn. 
Tht Oifiii Wff>0 datlt, the iddlet long, tbe wine went roiind, the gentle- 
lilkt tiSkid, laughed, yawned ^ cbattered, tbe footmen waylaid the 
m^fgmtt the ehiinnan dmak and iwore, the friars clunbed tbe hk}\ ju^t 
!» thon^h no Ledy Motm wu imprboned, and no poor g4iDpsoii 



pkfh^i llidaoie do B^rmtdn stayed &t the assembly until the Tety 
le«l, aol wiUii^g to allow th^ company the ehanee of Ep^oking of her u 
iPM u her back ohould be turned. Ah, what a comfort it is, I tey 
H^aIb, IhAi we have baeki, and that our ears don^t grow on them t 
He thad htt etrt to heaTf let htm stuff tbem with eottoa* Midsme 
Beraebda tt% hi have bc^ord fglki layt ^^ vaa heiollaea of her to oome 
akrotdi kd4 pley et eard^p and moke mi^rry wben hiir nii^cis wot in 
troahU. iU if ike oould btlp Maria by ataying at home, indeed ! At 
Wr aftt 11 ii denferous to distiirb nu old lady's tranqmllity. ** Don't 
tell SM," seyi tidy YorTDouth, ^Uhe Bernsteb would play at carte 
ewr her mcoe^i ecdllti^ Talk about ber heart ! who over laid she had 
«•« f The old spy lost it to the Chovalicr a tontand years age^ and 
ka» Uftd at cr vlsee pcrfootiy weH without ene. For how miiek is the 
Msrla pist bi priodii ^ If it were only m BaiU aum, wo would pay it, it 
Woold TCJi her aunt so. Find out, Fuohs, in the momingf for how 
oaelh IMf MaHa Dsmoad i» jmt in priiion^'' And the failhfnl Fuehs 
bomd, wMd firomiiod to do bor £\o<^ll<'uey' « wlU, 

McaawhOer about midnight, Sbdamo de Bernstein went home, i&d 
ptawvlly Ul into a tonsd sleeps from whieb iba did sot waki» up until 
m Ute he«r of the memin^^ when ahe iutnniened her nsnal ottcndantf 
who anifed with her lad} ship* s morulDf^ diih of tea« If 1 told you she 
imai with it, you would be ahoeked, Somt ef onr greet grind- 
ttisd to Ixave i^rdiali in llieif ** tloietx/' Hafa yon not rred 
'mt lady in Wal|Kilis who said, *' If 1 drink inef% 1 ahall be 
Vf^^ Ai surely ai Mr. Oougb in all to now, ettr i 
to partake prt tty fredy uf itro^g waten. 

Bni hariiif tipped off the oortUal, Madexoe Iknutein i 
Ktvu BeeU tht nsws^ 

** Urn mA give it yon,^' eap the walting-womaiit sulkily. 

•*H«* WboV" 

Mra. Brvlt names Harry, a&d eeya Ur. Wamngfoo arriTed aboul 
vtdot^ ymtefday— and BeUy^ my I^y Maria's maid, was with him. 
** Aad my Lady Maria ienda ye«r ladyihip her kve and dutr, ajid 
kpia ym slept weU/' says Brttu 



«f tit 

1 




VIO 



THE TDIGINUSS, 



' Exedkntiy, poor thin|rl Ii Bettj ^nfi to btrf * 

' Na ; *be is here," ^aj ilfrB, Brett* 



*^ Let mfi see her direotly/' cries the old Udj. 

** 1*11 tell bcFi*' repHe* the obnequi^jni Brett, and gow ttwmj upon W 
mbtress^a ermnd, leaving tb# old Udj pkcidly reposing oa hev ^iUmpl 
Fr«<iCDtly, two pairs of high-heeled shocB ai« heard pattensg wer &• 
deal tioor of the bed-ehomber, Ciirpets wore luxuries wrar«elj kocm 
in bed- rooms of those days, 

^^ So, Mrs, Betty, you weve in Loodoiii yeatcirdayf " cilia Beriisteis 
from hftr curtains. 

" It is not Betty— it is 1 ! Good 
slept weU|'' oiiea & Toice which madi 
It wna the voice of Lady Ma 
djoppi?d her tunt a low curtsey, 
and hrtppy* And with the litu' 
through Mndame Bernstein's tu 
Chaptet ta a dote. 



ningt dear atntl I hop yte 
. Bemsl«in start on her pillo*, 

drew the ourtoins aside^ mi 
Maris looked yerj ptetty, ntf^ 
ise iocideut at her appeanmt 

1 think wo may hAa^ tl» 



CHAPTER XXXIX. 



HABKT TO THE SESCUB. 

Mt dear Lord March, (wrote Mr. Warrington from Tonbridge WdK 
on Saturday morning, tiie 2dth August, 1756:) This is to infocm yoa 
(with satisfaction) that I have won all our three heUt, I was atfihanley 
two minutes within the hour ; my new horses kep a-going at a tafitai 
rate. I drove them myself, having the postilion by me to ahow* me th» 
way, and my black man inside with Mrs. Betty. Hope they fouai tlie 
drive rery pleasant. We were not stopped on Blackheath, thongli tm 
feUows on horseback rode up to us, but not liking the looks of our cmoh 
tenantietj rode off again ; and we got into Tnnbridge Wella (wheie 1 
transacted my business) at forty-five minutes after eleyen. This makt 
me quiUs with your lordship i^ter yesterday's (noquet, which 1 ahall be 
very happy to give you your revenge, and am. 

Tour most obliged, faithful servant, 

H. £SMOHD WjLBMXSQTCaU 



And now, perhaps, the reader will understand by what means Lady 
Maria Esmond was enabled to sQix>rise her dear aunt in her bed on 
Saturday morning, and walk out of the house of captivity. Hanag 
despatched Mrs. Betty to London, she scarcely expected that her enit- 
sary would return on the day of her departure; and the and the 
chaplain were playing their cards at midnight, after a small refeetkn 
which the bailiff's wife had provided for them, when the zi^id whiriing 



THE Tm&lSUKS. 



m 



alwkwU w«s Itittrd appffmnhwig tbeir bonBi}^ sud miii^d tlio Hdj to 
I«^ litr tm|» dmro, aj!ul her lusiirt to b«at irith Hiim ibfin tinUuary 
wm/otkm* Wliirr tMms Iht wheels— the cairiag^ &t&ppc<l at tlif? very 
dpor: Uifif WW 4 pvb^ at the gala: tliftn uppefired Mrs. l^^U)'^ with 
m Ibot nr^ir* with |o^, tli^iif h h^ tft* wmm Itdl ol tear« ; find sexl* 
w^ it 1^ tall yvm^g fgwailtmam wba «attft ? Ctn any of taj wv&iiem 
I P Will lli«j be ?«ry ao^rf if I mj tjiat the qhii])laij| aU{tped 
i hh aarda vstli a huxzaf , whil&t Ij^j Maria, taming as whita na 
a a^Mtt >^*** ^F ^^v^"™ ^^ ckatr, toUefc4 ibnrard a itep or two, and ivilli 
an hfitaneal ahdak* Hsmg herself in her OQUMia'a arsu ? How mdny 
kl^a ikl h* glta Jmt P If tb»j Win miller ddnda ^eiLtuiHt deui tmjla 
alUnrn^ date aatqa^ aatititBi, and io tio, I am oot gouag to eiy oot* 
Ba h^d a0g a la rafcua hcr> ^he knew he would ; ho waa her ohaiupiozi, 
Wr pvManrar from boada^c attd ig&ojtiiuy. She wept a geauiaa Jlood 
af taan ofiaa bit ihotildcTf and aa iht? r«cliiiti« tharo^ firiiL0 way to a 
1 {iraleat 1 think aha looka handsomer than aha haa 
J ikm whth eomcat of thb hisidry. She did not M&i thia 
aka m&l faoBa^ l^ftetsig lonnglj on her ooiiiiii's arnif and, n^ 
ksf« imi mm m tw^ hyitcriesi ouihMiks la tha i%»Lt ; Imt Madaiaft 
BeisaUim Jtfi ao«&dljr, and iidsei haar hae, 

" Ym ara bttCb fraa ta go luttM^" «iii tfatfint irordi lUrry laid. 
** fM aj ted/a hat and «ttrdisiJ| B«Uf ^ and, Oiajilam, wall imoka a 
]^ l^^har at aur kdgiagiv >l wiil roCroh sa^ afkar my rido/^ Xha 
I «bo» too* hid a gtittt d«al a! aTailahla leaiihilUj, waa varf 
li« hant lata taari a* ha acdEad Hafty't hand, and 
tiaei! fl» «ad |m«d Ood to hleai hii dear ganefoot j^mcig falran. 
Mr* WamagtoR mk a glow of pbasure tbrill thraogk lila teaa^ It 
ia gaad la ha aUa to help the tulf«riog atsd the |nor j it b goad ta ha 
Into joj« Not a little proud end clattxl waa our 
lai with hii hal iigfaii| hi aifdied hy tho tido of hi* 
Bia fitttliniri owMi iol to aM«l him, ai it wot:, and 
t witli kind ey« aitd anllca danotd hcfoni hiiu^ and 
hi a ndH of WnDur, and aoaitarad ibwaa no Ids path^ and 
blew trasffta and abawniA of twoei gratiilalioi, eallkig ^' Hera aeiiiaa 
tha maqmntl Make way for the ohampiiial ** Aad aa th«y led Mm 
op Ca tlia Kiiig^i houi^, and ivated him in tho hall of oomplooesioyt ttpott 
tibaittihkaa of eofafnrL And ri^t it waa sot much h« had dmia, Oaly 
ahfadnaaw Uc^ had hnt to ]mt hii hand in hit p^k«t» and with an 
mmf iattaaaif drive off tba dtagoo whftoh kept Ibe gatei wmtk eaaaa iha 
^mat to lay down hk axa» wha had foi IjMiy Mida la imoutlogi. 
Ktftr mind tf hi« Tnniij li ptiff* d np ; ht> ti fery geed^naturad ; hi haa 
l ea f lead twa njiiortiuialu posf[il% and pnmpod tearm of goodwill tad hap- 
piaaai aat of thidr eyti ; — and if ho bragi a Uttlv to-njghtt and a wag* 
gm ijBMwhat lill^CIhaplaini andtalks ahmtl Leadeo and l^Mafah, 
mi White'a, and AbnaakX wiAh the air ef a tttiaaiaa^ 1 don't thbk wa 
aaad lika h&a Miah tW liHL 

ioatuivad to ha prodigtotuly afi*oted. Thb oiaa had a 



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371 THE VIRGINIANS, 



nature most easily worked upon, a^d extrAordLnarilj quick to Te<^iT» 
pain and pleasure ^ to tears, grfttitude, kugKterr hatred , liking. In kif 
prtHichiog profeasioa he Hod edneuted and trained liia sensibOitie^ $a 
that the^y wero of great use to him ; h& wa& for the moment whnX he 
acted. He wept quite gennina tears, Ending that he could pi\Mfitae 
them freely. He loved you whilst h« was with you : be had a real ptuf 
of grief as he mingled his sorrow with the widow or orphan ; and, 
metting Jack as he came out of the door^ went to the ta^eni opposite, 
and laughed aud roared over the hottle. He gave money Tcry neadilj, 
hut never repaid when be borrowed* ! was on this night in a rapture 
of gratitude and flattery towards I ' Warrington. In all Londou, 
perhaps, the unlucky Fortunate Yi oould not bare found 



dangerous companion. 

To-night Sampson was in hi nood, aud foil of enthuelaasi &r 

the benefactor who had releaa a dorauce. With eaeh bamper 

his admiration grew stronger. d Harry ^ the best and uohlnt 

of men, and the complacent youn ^ton, as wo have said, was dii^ 

posed to ^ke these praises as very served, ^< The younger brauo^ 

of our family," said Mr, Harry ^^ » superb air, ** have treated yoa 
scurvily ; hut by Jove, Sampson, my hoy, Til stand bv you ! *' At s 
eertain period of Burgundian excitement, Mr. Warrington was always 
very eloquent respecting the splendour of his family. << I am very glad 
I was enabled to help you in your strait. Count on me whenever yon 
want me, Sampson. Did you not say you had a sister at boarding-achool ? 
You will want money for her, sir. Here is a little bill which may help 
to pay her schooling," and the liberal young fellow passed a bank-note 
across to the Chaplain. 

Again the man was a£fected to tears. Harry's generosity smote 
him. 

'* Mr. Warrington," he said, putting the bank-note a short distance 
from him, "I — I don't deserve your kindness, — by George, Idont!" 
and he swore an oath to corroborate his passionate assertion. 

" Psha! " says Harry, " I have plenty more of *em. There was no 
money in that confounded pocket-book which I lost last week." 

'< No, sir. There was no money! " says Mr. Sampson, dropping lus 
head. 

"Hallo! How do you know, Mr. Chaplain?" asks the young 
gentleman. 

** I know because I am a villain, sir. I am not worthy of your kind- 
ness. I told you so. I found the book, sir, that night, when you had 
too much wine at Barbeau's." 

'< And read the letters?" asked Mr. Warrington, starting rxp and 
turning yery red. 

"They told me nothing I did not know, sir," said ike Chaplain. 
'' You have had spies about you whom you little suspect — fnm 
whom you are much too young and simple to be able to keep your 
secret." 



THB VISGOflAHS. 



273 



' Are thow iloriet about Lailj Fanny mxA my Cooiin WiU» sud his 
ag«, trii4 Uiea ? '" enquired Han-y. 

* Yc«, iliey ttre true," figlued Ihe ChapkuL. " Hie bimse of Castle- 
i bat not beea foHuniite, sift ^^ foia liODOUi^t branch, Uic elder 

, kft It'* 
ir» yoii daa't d&£« fof to breaUie a wo^ agdait my Lidy Maria P' 
p emd out, 
•• d« Doi ft>r worldi 1 " layi Mr, SatupBon, mih a queer look at his 
wm^ fHtfid. ** I titay think aHb h too old for your Itonour, and that 
%» ft fiitf yOQ ahcmld not tmrQ a wifa better suited to your age, though 
1 admit sh* boks Tery young for her&, and hath eToiy virtue aud 
ttooomfilisbiiiiiit.'* 

^* Sha If too old, Sampttoii, I know slie h/^ says Mr. Warrington, with 
math iiujttly t '* but the has my word » and you set*, dr, how fond sbo b 
af maw Oo tniag tii« the letters, air, vhich you found, sad let me try 
mod latfin you Hot hariag stiied npcm them/' 

** My bt&iiuttor, let me try tnd Ibrgive mjieU ! *^ ones Mr* Sampooiii 
lad diptrM towftrds his ohiffiberi btTiQ^ his yming patron alone orer 



itterned presently, looking werf pde, ** What has heip- 
1^ sir I "* njt Harry, with in imp^rions air^ 
Tbs Hwflftf^ held out a poeket-book^ ** With your name in it* lir/' 

^ My hnHlMi^s name la it," laya H&ny | *' it waa George who gate it 

'* I kt^t it to a locked cheftt, lir, In which I left it this morning 
hahtm I was isksn by those people. Hers is the bookp air, but tltt 
) vt gone* My tnmk and Talite haTo also been tampered with* 
ll am a mjasrtble^ gl^ilty man, unable to make you the reetitutiou 
\ love yen." Sampson looked the picture of woe ai hentteted these 
He elaipcd his hands together, and almost knelt beCm 
ilatry ia an attitude tho raoel patbetk. 
Wka bad baen in th« rooms in Mr, Sampton^s and Mr. WafTii|gteii*s 
I f The iindlady was ready to go on her kner i, and dMlare tliat 
id eeOBS b i nor^ tnde^, wni Mr* Warrington's chamber in 
the Itiit dlltilfbed, nor an^thmg ahstrsoti^d from Ur. S«m|i9gn*i foaot^ 
I msA poimiiiiiii, except those pspcn of whidi he deplored the 




it to sctie them? X^dy Maria^sP Th* poot 
bad batit a prisons aU dsy# and during tba ttoe wbea Ui^e 



6ki itrtaliiiy was gtdtktt el tba rape el the letters. The imdden 
eC the two— Case^ the bottae^stewa^'s secret ionitiey to Loa4oa, 
who knew the shoonkir at whom bouse Btrnprna iodgad m 
«■! all the iseret a&izs of iba Esmond lbmily,«4b«io points 
logotber and sepafatelyt might maka Mr« fismpsoa think Uul 
BafOMtt Bernstein was ai tbi boitoni of this miaebiat But why 



m% THS VmSINIAKS. 



irrest Lady Uonn F Tbo CbftTiltin knew Dotiiin^ as vet nhoni thai 
letter which li«r ladyship had lost; for poor Maria bad not thou^jbtit 
necessary to oonfide her secret to him, 

A% for the pocket-book and iu (jonteatt^ Mr. Harry waa so swollen Of 
with Belf*5atisfiietion that evening, at winning his thrte bets^ at re&cmjflf 
his two fri^dst at th« oapital oold itipper of portridfet osd ancient 
Burgundy which ohsequioua iloadeur Barbeaa had &ent over to Uw 
Touug' Miitleaiaii^t IcKlgiugs, that he aoi>ept«d Sampsozt^s vowi of con- 
tritioii, and i«lemn promises of fnture ^delity, and reached bia graeiotia. 
band to Him chaplain, and condoned his oJfenco* When tbe latter swotq 
his grmit Oods, that henoeforth ho " \ he Harry's tmesft, hnniVlt^ 
friend and follower, and at any 3 rould be ready to die for Mr, 

Warrington, Harry aaid, mnjesti' think, Sato ps on, you '«^otald; 

I hopc' yon wotiid. My famil Lond family — ^has aXwaya b«C9 

accu^toraed to hav*^ faithful fri abovit 'em— and to rewatd '«» 

too. The wine*fl with yon, Ch. lat toast do you call, air ? " 

" I oaU a bles^io^ on the h^»*-« nond-Warrington!" crialbv 

Chaplain, with real teara in hia ©yei 

*^ W© are the elder branch, wr, tndfathor was tho Marquis ef 

Esmond/' says Mr. Harry, tn a i »bla hut somewhat ijidistinet 

'* Here's to you, chaplain — and 1 i^.^..^ you, Bir— and God biesa yoo* 
sir — and if you had been toolt fjr three tim<*» a» much, l^d have paid it 
Why, what's that I see through the shutters P I am blest if the sun 
hasn't risen again ! We have no need of candles to go to bed, ha, ha !" 
And once more extending his blessing to his chaplain, the young fellow 
went off to sleep. 

About noon Madame de Bernstein sent over a servant to say that afai 
would be glad if her nephew would oome over and drink a dish of ohoeo- 
late with her, whereupon our young friend rose and walked to his aimf • 
lodgings. She remarked, not without pleasure, some alteration in his 
toilette : in his brief sojourn in London he had visited a tailor or two, 
and had been introduced by my Lord March to acme of his lordah^*s 
purveyors and tradesmen. 

Aunt Bernstein called him " my dearest ohild," and thanked him ftr 
his noble, his generous behaviour to dear Maria. What a shook that 
seizure in chureh had been to her ! A still greater shock that she had 
lost three hundred only on the Wednesday night to Lady Yarmouth, 
and was quite a sec. *^ Why,'' said the baroness, **I had to send Caaa 
to London to my agent to get me money to pay — I oould not leave 
Tunbridge in her debt" 

" So Case did go to London P" says Mr. Harry. 

*' Of course he did : the Baroness de Bernstein can't afiord to say she 
wants money. Canst thou lend me some, child P " 

'* I can give your ladyship twenty-two pounds," said Harry, blushing 
very red : •* I have but forty-four left till I get my Virginian remittanoei. 
I have bought horses and clothes, and been very extravagant, annt" 

*' And rescued your poor reUtions in distress, you prodigal good boy. 



THl TXEGnOAXa. 275 



Ko^ cMdj I d& not want thy monoj, I can give tiifto some. Her© is n 
note upon my 9s^eui for fifty pounds, vaurien / Qo and spend it, and ba 
merry I I dftresny tby mother will repay me, though eho doe* nt>t loTa 
)ue«" And she looked qi^te afiectionate, and lield out a prettj haiid, 
'which the youth hissed* 

" Tour mother did not 1ot« me, hut your mother's father did once. 
Mind, Eir, you always come to me when you have need of me.*' 

When bout on exhibiting them, nothing could exceed Beatrix Bem- 
ttein'fl grace ot good-humour. ** I can't help lovingf you, cbild," she 
continued, " and yet I am so angry with you that I have Boarcc the 
patienee to speak to you. So you hare aotiially engaged yourself to 
t»oor Maiia who ia as old as your mother ? What will Madam Esmond 
arty ? 6he may Li to the^e hundred years and you will not have whore^ 
withal to support your^elvea." 

'* I have ten thcusand ponnde from my fatlier, of my own^ now my 
poor brother is gome," aaid Harry, *^that will go some way*" 

" Why J the interest will not keep you in card-money*" 

** We must givG up oard»," says Harry, 

*• It is more than Maria is capable of* She wiU pawn the coat off 
jour back to play, Tho rage for it runa in all my broth cr^s family — in 
mti too, I own it. I warned you, I prayed you not to play with them, 
amd now a lad of twenty to en gag© bimself to a woman of forty- two 1 
•^to write letters on his knees and signtd with his heart*a blood (which 
ha spella like hartshorn) and say that he will marry no other woman 
than hi* fldorable eousin^ Lady Bfaria Esmond. ! it*3 cruel — cruel I" 

•* Great heavens ! Madam, who showed you my letter ?" asked Harry, 
ttuiung with a blush again, 

** An accident. She fainted when she woa taken by those bailiffij. 
Brtlt cut her laces for her ; and when she was oarrii*d ofl*^ poor things, 
we foand a little tachei on the floor, which I opened, not knowing, in 
the least, what it contained. And in it waa Mr, Harry Warriagton^s 
fxroeions letter. And h&ro, sir, is the case." 

A pang shot through Harry^fl heart. Great heaTcnsI why didn't iho 
destroy it ? he thought, 

« I-^r will give it baek to Maria," he said, Btretohiug out hia hand for 
the little locket, 

** My dear, I havo burned the foolish letter,'* said the old lady, ** If 
you choose to betray me I must take the consequence. If you choose tc 
write another, I cannot help thee. But, in that ease, Harry Esmond, I 
had rather never see thee again. Will you keep my lecret ? Will you 
belioTe an old woman who loves you and knows the world better than 
you do f I tell you, if you keep that foolish promise, misery and ruin 
ape aarely in store for yoiL What is a lad like you in the hands of a 
vrily woman of the world, who makes a toy of you ? She has entrapped 
JQU into a promiae, and your old aunt has cut the Btringi and set you 
^ee. Go back tigain ! Betray me if you will, Horry,*' 

**1 1^ not angry with you, aunt— I wish 1 \?trft," m^ li.t*'^^'- 




riugton, with reiy great emotioiu **I— I shtdl not repeat what pn 
mi me," 

*' Maria uevtr will, child — mark my words I *' cried the old bdji 
eagerly* *^ She will Borer owa that &be ha» lost that paper. She will 
tell joQ that she has iL^' 

'^ But I am si3r« ahe — she is ferj fond of me ; jou ehoald haTe ten 
her last nighty" faltered Harry, 

" Most X tell mare elories agoiis&t my awn flesh and blood ? " soha 
OTit the Baroaess. ^^ Child, you do not know her p>ast life V* 

" And I must not, and I will not 1 " cries Hany, starting np, 
*^ Written or said — it doea not matter which ! But my word is giv^^n ; 
they ma J play with euch things in England, but we gentlemen of 
Virginia don't break ^em. If she holds me to my wordt she ahaB hart 
me* If we ju% miaerable^ aa, 1 daresay, we ahalt be, TU take a findock^ 
and go join the King of Prussia, or let a ball put on end to tne*^' 

** I — r have no more to say* Will yon be pleased to ring that h«Il? 
I^^ — I wish you a good mornings Mr* Warrington," and, dropping a T^nr 
stately curtsey, the old lady rose on her tortoiseshtll atiok, and tomid 
towards tha door. But, as she made her fint step, she put her band to 
her be^C, sank on th^ sofa again, and sbed the tirst toara that had 
dropped for long years from Beatrix Esmond's eyes. 

Harry was greatly moTed, too. He knelt down by her. He seized 
her cold hand, and kissed it. He told her, in his artless way, how very 
keenly he had felt her love for him, and how, with all his heart, he 
returned it. " Ah, annt ! " said he, " you don't know what a villain 
I feel myself. When you told me, just now, how that paper was 
burned — ! I was ashamed to think how glad I was." He bowed hii 
comely head oyer her hand. She felt hot drops from his eyes raining on 
it. She had loved this boy. For half a century past — ^never, perhaps, 
in the course of her whole worldly life — had she felt a sensation so tender 
and so pure. The hard heart was wounded now, softened, overcome. 
She put her two hands on his shoulders, and lightly kissed bis forehead. 

** You will not tell her what I have done, child ! " she said. 

He declared never ! never ! And demure Mrs. Brett, entering at her 
mistress's summons, found the nephew and aunt in this sentimental 
attitude. 



CHAPTEE XL. 

i:f WHICH HARRY PATS OFF LS OLD DEBT, AJfD IXCITRS SOME KEW OHM. 

Our Tunbridge friends were now weary of the Wells, and eager to 
take their departure. When the autumn should arrive, Bath was 
Madame de Bernstein's mark. There were more cards, company^ life, 



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277 



Bb# wuuM rencli it nfter paying a. fuw \43iti to her country 
fritodiu Hirr^ |»rt>iaim><l, with rather a biid g-itice, to ride with Lady 
llarift ttsd lh« Chtpkin to Castlewood* Again they paued by Oftkhurtt 
YiUige, sod tbo bospttable house where Harrr hiid been so kmdly entctr- 
talficdt Marift nuyid io m^ny ke«ii ramarka about th6 youag ladies of 
Oiltfcltlilp tod tbdr nMmg theit caps at Harry, and the mother'a 
•VJdm teto to mUsk him for one of them, that^ somewhat in a pet, 
Mr* Wiftlflftoi i&id ha would past hi* friend's door, as her hidyship 
dUlikod and abuicd them ; and was very haughty and sulky that even* 
mg at lilt tun whetc they stopped, some fe^ Miles further oa thii road, 
M «D]iper, mj T*ady Mana'i siniles brought no corresponding good 
kmneitr Io Birty's faou ; her ttsars (which her iadyihip had at oommand) 
Mi Mt litni to areat« the leatft ijmpaiby ^m lCr> Warrington ; to her 
^gtmn^em lieirkt he growled a surly reply ; and my lady was obliged 
to go te bid at length without getting a tingle We^h-tvtc with her 
L,**that obiiinato Chaplatn, oa if by order, persisting in itajing in 
Had Harry given Sampson coden to remain f Hho departed 
ifHk a nfk. He bowed her to the door with an obstinate polil^nesa, 
■ad aoHilgiied her to the eare of the landlady and her maid« 
WItaft bona wia that whioh galloped out of the inn yard ten minutea 
' htdf Maria had gone to her chamber f An hour after her depar- 
hom tbiir sapper- room, Mn. fietty came in ft^r her lady 'a bottle of 
flBi^Iillf'-ialta, and fuund Faraon Sampaon smoking a pipe alona, Mr. 
ir«Tfiii||taB was gcme to bcd^was gone to fetnh a walk in the moonUglit 
-^-ham ahioali be know where Mr. Harry wia ? Sampeon amwar^ in 
ivpir to Iho maid*s interrogatoriet^ Mr« Warrint^ton was ready to ml 
lorwazd tbt Aext momingt and took his plaoe by the side of Lady MariaV 
aaniafa* B«l his hrotr was blaok — tiio dark «[tirti waa still *m him* 
Ho bardly tpoko to her during the jouimoy, " Great Heavicni ! she mu4t 
Kara laid him that she stole it I " thought t^y Maiia witliu) her own 



Tbe hit b, that^ aa they were walking up that et«>ep hill which lies 
•Jioat tlttae miles from Oakhurmt, on Ihit Weaterham road, Lady Maria 
^MV^ laening on h^r fimd youtli's arm^ and inde«d rery muoh in lovn 
vHb Ite, bad warbled into hia tar tb<» moat aeutiniaatal towa, prattati, 
ftnil opfittions of oifcotion. As she grew fondar, ha grew oolilor* Aa 
alia looked »p in his facei the sun ihono down upon bertt which, fraah 
■ad wall pr ao e rvtd as it waa, yet showed lome of the lines and wrinkles 
of two aooio yean ; and poor Harry, with that arm loaning on hin, fi^lt 
it iatolmUf w^t{7hty, and by no meana reliahod hia walk up tbo hill. 
To tilak Hiat a1 ! < hat drag was to be upon him I It was a dnary 

laoiklbcirafd; n -^4 the moonllifht walk, and Iha hot ercniof;, 

■ad Ibo boC wine wliioh had mada him gire that siUy pledge by whiuh 
W waa Cstally boinid. 

Karla*a pvmlata and rapttirea annoyod Hairy beyond maaiOfe* Tho 
ftoir lliiog piranid onl sorape o( tKe few pJaya whieh she knaw^ that bad 
fffcirtfiflo to bar eaar, aiid atrure with her utmoat poww to diarm iMea 




3^ TUB VmOIKUKS. 



joun^ oompAnion. She e^ed hiaij over and irfer ft^tn, her ehamjuoD, 
her EnricOj her preserver, mki vowed that hh Molmda W'^uld ba c^etv 
ever Mlhful to him. She dung to him* *' Ah, child I Udve 1 nol thy 
pretibus image, thy precious hftix, tliy precioui writhig A*r* 1^ " ahe wid, 
looking in his face. " SbsiU it not go witli me to the grave P It imold, 
I iiTj were I to meet with unkind ntaw from my Enrico 1 " abo aigbed onU 

Here was a fitrangc i^tory t Hsidam Bt^rosteln hud gi^^^ himthsiilti* 
silkem oa^ — sh& had burned tbe hair and tho m>te wluch the ottie ooo- 
tainedif &ad M^ia had it atill on her heart I It w«3 theEL^ nt thfr itut 
whioh norry gave, aa bhe waskoalog on hh arm, — fttibe auddea l&dh¥«- 
meiLt oa if hd would drop hers^that Lady Maria felt bar lirat pang of 
remorae that the had t^id m hb, or ralixeri that aha was fotmd ont in 
telling a £b, whieh h a far more cogent reason for repenUnoe. Heavi^ 
help ns 1 if eome peo[ite wer« to do peacmoa for telUag Ues, wouM Umj 
eyer be out of iackoloth and osbea f 

Arrived at Caatlewood, Mr. Harry'a good humour was ixot inera«aed. 
My lord was from home ; the ladiea also were away ; the only meiaber 
of the &jnily whom Barry foau^f was Mr. Will, wlio retunud &om 
pjirtridi^e-fihooting juat as the ohai^e aod oavolcade reached the g^te^ and 
who tnrtied very pale when he saw his couain^ and received a sulky saiywl 
of recognition from the young Virgiuian. 

Nevertheless, he thought to put a good face on the matter, and they 
met at supper, where, before my Lady Maria, their conversation was at 
first civil, but not lively. Mr. Will had been to some races ? to severaL 
He had boon pretty successful in his bets? Mr. Warrington hopes. 
Pretty well. <* And you have brought back my horse sound F" a^Led 
Mr. Warrington. 

«* Your horse ? what horse P" asked Mr. Will. 

** What horse ? my horse ! " says Mr. Harry, curtly. 

"Protest I don't understand you," says WilL 

** The brown horse for which I played you, and which I won of you 
thie night before you rode away upon it,'* says Mr. Warrington, atemly. 
" You remember the horse, Mr. Esmond." 

** Mr. Warrington, I perfectly well remember playing you for a horse, 
which my servant handed over to you on the day of your departure.'' 

^* The Chaplain was present at our play. Mr. Sampson, will you be 
umpire between us?" Mr. Warrington said, with much gentleness. 

^^ I am bound to decide that Mr. Warrington played for the brown 
horse," says Mr. Sampson. 

** Well, he got the other one," said sulky Mr. Will, with a grin. 

''And sold it for thirty shillings!" said Mr. Warrington, always 
preserving his calm tone. 

Will was waggish. " Thirty shillings, and a devilish good prioe too» 
for the broken-kneed old rip. Ha, ha ! " 

" Not a word more. 'Tis only a question about a bet, my dear Lady 

Maria, Shall I serve you some more chicken ? " Nothing could be mora 

stadioaalj coorteoos and gay tlhan \Li.^axt\Ti^Tv.^^> v^V^^ aa the 



THl TIHGINIAKS. 57« 



m. 



Iiilf 3«iiiatn«d ia like pmsu When she r^ae to go, Harry followed her ta 
tli« 4oor« utd duM^ it opon lier with tb6 most iK>iinIy bow of f;in.*WLil. 
He itad it the dosed doof for & moment, afid then he bade the i^rvanU 
letifi^ Wlica tllDae menult wem gom, Mr. WjUTington koked the 
heiTj doer before then]* iiid podkebed the key, 

At tt etidced in the bok^ Mr. 1A'iU, who li^d Wn tlitio|t oyer hii 

eb| >*wJf*«g now und then ankanae at his oo^i^m, ssked, whh ono of 

OttUie wlydt oommonly gamiahed hia eonf erj&tiou, what the 

Winioglon. mettit hy thut f 

I ifibne there** foiitg to b« e quarrel," taid Kr* Wtrrin^n, bUndly^ 
Kod thtfo ii no Hie in hmving theeo fellowe look on nt rowe Mween 



** Wbe l» pmif to qu&rrei here, I ihould like to know f ^ eiked Will, 

nf laki MUd gruptng a knifo. 
'Hn SMi^ieei, fou were presetit when I played lir« Will MLj 
pdBii hie brown horfie.*' 
Bt Ida Itme I " bawk out Mr. WIU. 
** 1 ea aot euoh a fool clb you inkii me fur,*' lajs Mr. Wasrillgld% 
"alihiragh J do oomt Irosi Viri^iniat'' imd he mpeated hki^Qeetjim: 
'*Mr, Soifeoti, you were here when I played tim RoDournblo Williiua 
fmmmiSt &g«tfe, fifty fuinoes ifminit his brown horte Y" 

** 1 anet own it, air/' eaya iUe Cbapkin, witli a depi«efttoix look 
lewude lile krd't Brotht^Ti 
**/ABt*l mm Qo iuek a thing," eaya Mr. W^ill, with rather m forocd 

*'Xov iif I beoQtiBe it eoab you nu niura p&itii to li« lit an to obeet,^' 
•a»d Mr. Warring ton, walkiitg up to liii ooutio. ** 11 an da o^, Mr« 
C!k9pl«ia, end eee fair pUyl Bteauae you afe Ba better than a — 



€ 



He better than a what wo oen^t lay, and diaU never know, for «e 
- "*'-rod the csckmalioo, hii dear oouiin liuof a wine bottk at 
i^ton*fl headf who bobbed jtstt in time, »o that the ml id li 
Bvnp« Ihe room, end bn»ke against the wmiciioot oppoeitei breddn^ 
tlie §»m of a f^iotur^d anccitor of the KAmonil fawtly, uid then ilM-^lf 
■geiBit tfil wall, whonoo it epirted a pint of good poH wine ov«r ttto 
Cbsfinio'e feee, end ftonred wig. ^* Great heaven*, g^ntkiaeni I pnf 
yw le lie qoM/* avfd the i^areon, dripping with goff . 

Mmt fmiiiwen e?« out i^Altned at lofne momenta lo roBMinW the 
r'^ntt'lr el t}»' batUo ItaTiJig MM, Mr. EeiM 1 

Ibe large eilr^: and diore el hU eooiiii. j 

eaaflii up the oUum ii ngbt kund mth hit left is he hid leen the hyxera 
ie ei llarykme ; luid dektered a rapiil blow npoti Mr. Eaaumd'e luiee^ 
^MA Mt him nreliag up ^aintit tha oak panelf^ aiul I dari^tay 
ittiei bia le see ten thotMand Ultiniiiiatbiis. He drefifed his Liufe 
i& Ilk teHeat egtbet tbe wall, whioh hia rapid ealacodiift Iddtdu^ %^Ajh& 



J§^w WW, 1^ kMd htm il JCirybone and Hoekkj-lit-l3hitr^\«^ v^ 



SSO TEE TIHGINIAirS. 



afl^r a f^p for breath and a glare over his bleeding nose at bis €TiemT, 
he dashed forward hh he^d a» though it bad been a battering taa 
intending to project it into Mr« Hemy Warrtngton's stocaftch. 

This man^Buvra Harry bad seeUi too, on bis Ti^t to Harrbone, «ii^ 
amoDgst the negroes upon the mitomal eatat^j who would meet in 
oambat: like two conetitient cannon-balls, each harder tban the other. 
But Harrj bad eeen and marked the ciiilieed praetioe of the white man. 
He skipped aaide, and, salutiiig his ad?aneiDg enemj with a tr^ioeiidoai 
hlow ocL th« right ear, felled him, so that he struok bis head a^nst the 
beavy oak table and sank lifele^ to the ground* 

*^ Chaplain, you will b^ar witness that it has heen a lair fight l** 
said Mr. Wardngton, still quireiing with the esettement of the <mid* 
bat, hut arriving with all hia mi^ht to restrain bimnelf and loo>k cooL 
And he drew the key from bis pocket and openf^d the door in Uiff 
lobby, behind wbieb three or four aerrants were ^thered, A oriaii 
of bn>ken glass* a cry^ a shout, nn oatb or two, had told them tbit 
some violent scene wai oeciirring' within, aud they ontered, and be^ 
bold two yictims bedabbled with red— the ChapSain bleeding port wina, 
and the Ilonourable William Esmond, Esquire, strotobed in his own 
gore. 

** Mr. Sampson will bear witness that I struck fair, and that Mr. 
Esmond hit the first blow," said Mr, Warrington. ** Undo his neck- 
cloth, somebody, he may be dead ; and get a ficam, Sambo, and bleed 
him. Stop! He is coming to himself! Lift him up, you, and tell a 
maid to wash the floor." 

Indeed, in a minute Mr. Will did come to himself. First his eyes 

-poUed about, or rather, I am ashamed to say, his eye, one having been 

closed by Mr. Warrington's first blow. First, then, his eye rolled about ; 

then be gasped and uttered an inarticulate moan or two, then he began 

to swear and curse very freely and articulately. 

** He is getting well," said Mr. Warrington. 

** praise be Mussy ! " sighs the sentimental Betty. 

'< Ask him, Gumbo, whether he would like any more P" said Mr. 
Warrington, with a stem humour. 

<* Massa Harry say, wool you like any maw P " asked obedient Gumbo, 
bowing over the prostrate gentleman. 

** No, curse you, you black devil ?" says Mr. Will, hitting up at the 
black object before him. ** So he nearly cut my tongue in ^ti in my 
mouf!" Gumbo explained to the pitying Betty. **No, that is, yes! 
You infernal Mohock ! Why does not somebody kick him out of the 
place?" 

** Because nobody dares, Mr. Esmond," says Mr. Warrington, with 
great state, arranging his ruffles — his ruffled ruffles. 

"And nobody won't neither," growled the men. They had all grown 
to love Harry, whereas Mr. Will had nobody's good word. ** W^e know 
all's fair, ar» It ain't the &ret tam^ ILa&tAt William have been served 
BO I" 



THE TI1QINIAK3. 2St 



** Ami I k»p6 It won't \m Ui« liutt,'' cms skTill Bettf , *' to go ibr to 
«idk» ft poor y«ek gvulkman so I " 

Mr* Will bsi f»tht'rt>d hiTii«eif up hj tlda time, had wiped Ma bleedixig 
fMt» wtib • ]ift|»kiii, iLud wai bkuUdng off to bed, 

** Smtlj tt^B montiefi to lay gcK)d-mght to th« companj"* GcKkd^night, 
Mr» £iaoiMl/' mljh Mr* Wtnijigtoji, who«e j<ikof , thuugh fow, were not 
YCfJ InUknt, but tho hoiimi lad i^lialLed tbe brilli&at aallj, snd iau^hBd 

** !!•'• ftd hta lopper, and he goot t<i baid P* tajs Boity, in her nativt 
dlaioct, ftt whioh eYcrjbodjr knghed outright, except Mr* Wiltiftm, who 
wmat m!w%f Umxmg m bh/ck fume of oiuiivii at it were, rolUng out of that 

It ttQ^ bt ownod that Mr. W&rriii|:ton oontmiDed to he witter th# 
magt Mm^f . He itnt a p{>to to Mr* Will heggmg to know whether be 
wu iar t ride to iotcn or ait^tirhcrct etm* If he waa for London, iKut he 
fiit«& tht hJgliira|^c!B on Hoimibw Heath, and look a very 



gmdmtjf^m- mi Urn CktKoUU Mtmse. Whieh letter, I fe^r, Mr, WIU 
fitiifd wilh y* uauil Tkknoe, ^queattng the writer to go to lemo 



Aaii b<rfdiii tbe pai^f betwoen ^*ill and Hirr^, there comea a 
mijiiiw Maptiiiif to Mr« Warrington*! dooff and Gambo advoneiWy 
boldinf Mwthtog white and tri^Lgukt in hit ebon tingera, 

Ugm Imtw what it wae well enough, '*0f eoune it'a a letter," 
froana Imu Mdiad* grccto her Enrioc^ do. &e. Ae. No ileop h^Ji «he 
koowB UlAi night, and ^ forth, and bo forth, and bo forth. Hoi Knrioci 
alepl wall ia the halU of hk futliem f uud »o wekU^r, und io woiter. He 
mmtt fttfcr netwr quarii and b« «#> crwl *ij;aifi. EaI ta lojpo. And I 
fmlgi( I akanH qnoto anj more of thit lotu^r. Ah, tabkUf golden oDoe, 
~-mm |v worn tMded IctTee f Whefa ia tho jaggler who trauaniuted jron^ 
ttttd «hf k liw ftunonr 0?ttr P 

Afivr tlie Uttlo toandal with CouaIh Will, Barry^i dlgnltf wonld not 
alWw ban to atajr longer at Caatlenoad: he wrote a mtijestio letter to 
tkm krd of the aiaiiiion« expUining the oireum^taQce^ which had oo- 
tiuTtd, and, ii ht aaUtfd in Panon SatDp*cm to snporTiM> the dooim^nc, 
M 4mM H Qontained none of tboao ecoMitricitiea in «|i«lliog whi^ 
J^fond ia hja ordinar)' oorrevpondenoo mi thii pttrbd. He rcpfeacnltd Io 
foor Maila, that afUr blackening the eje and damaging the noae of & 
mm af Iba bonae, be thonld remain in it with a rrry bad graoe ; and ibe 
waa faoadl0afli|nli^aoQ in the opinion that, fr' :it, \\h ahaenoe 

TwM haat linnnmn him Of oourte, fth« wq ^ ., tears at (miting 

vHk Ub* Hh would go to London, and aee younger beautiee ? he would 
§mA mmmt anne who would Iota bim like hit febd Maria, I fear Mr. 
WajTififtoQ ctid not «xHibit any profound emotion on leaTing her : nay, 
ka phaowl up innncdiJitiily after be cr^>sied C&ittowcMid Bridge, and. 
BBile hu tlOfvcs whimk over the road at ten milci an Wut i Vm ^xa% \ja 
fhMM In ia alimir : bt nc44ed Io the pretty girli by tli^ twSasii^'* ^ 
f Mjr hmdkd^ ua4«^ £h# dim : be certainly wiki not i&n^HMJlv^'Wl 



jm 



283 THE TIRGISI13?S. 



Truth is, he longed to he h«ck m London agmio, ti^ make tk figtire at 6t, 
Jamei3% at Newmarket, wherever tho m^n of faBhion toD^:r«gitle<L All 
that pretty Tiiiibtidg« sooietj of women ftikd euti-plaTuas seoi^ed ^lld*i 
play to him now he had tasted the delight of Lc^ndon life. 

By the tiioe he reftoEed London again, almost all the fotif^and-fartf 
pounds which we haTO seen that he potae^ed at TnnbridgQ had slippet 
out of hi» pocket, and farther supplies were neoettsaiy, Begvrdin^ 
thcae he made himself presently easy* Th«ro were the two sums ^ 
£5^000 in hia own and his hrother's name, of wMoh he was the master. 
Be would take up a little moiier, and with a tun or two of good luck ^ 
pLiy he oould easily replace it, Meantimo he must lire in a maoner 
becoming his statioD, and it mu$t be explained to Madam Emaoad IhiC 
a gentlemati of his rank cannot keep Utttng eompanyi and appear as 
beccmes Mm in bodety, upon & misembk pittance of two biiiidiid 
»-year» 

Mr. Warrington sojourned at tho Bedford Coffee Hou£@ 9a beHett^ 
but only for a ihm't whiie* He «ought out proper lodgings at tbt 
«ourt end of the Towtii imd fixed om tome apartments in Bond Stnfl, 
where h© and Gutnbo installed themselves, hisi horses standing- at a 
neighbouring livery stable. And now tailors, mercers, and shoemakers 
were put in requisition. Not without a pang of remorse, he laid aside 
his mourning and figured in a laoed hat and waistcoat. Gumbo was 
always dexterous in the art of dressing hair, and with a little powder 
flung into his fair locks Mr. Warrington's head was as modish as that 
of any gentleman in the Mall. He figured in the King in his 
phaeton. Beports of his great wealth had long since preceded him to 
London, and not a little curiosity was excited about the fbrtunats 
Yirginian. 

Until our young friend oould be balloted for at the proper aeaaon, my 
Lord March has written down his name for the olub at White's Chooolate 
House, as a distinguished gentleman from America. There were as yet 
but few persons of fashion in London, but with a pocket full of money 
at one and twenty, a young fellow can make himself happy even oat of 
the season ; and Mr. Harry was determined to enjoy. 

He ordered Mr. Draper, then, to sell five hundred pounds of his stock. 
What would his poor mother have said had she known that the yooo; 
spendthrift was already beginning to dissipate his patrimony ? He 
diined at the tavern, he supped at the Club, where Jack Morris intro- 
duced him, with immense eulogiums, to such gentlemen as were in town. 
Life and youth, and pleasure were before him, the wine was set s 
running, and the eager lad was greedy to drink. Do you see, far away 
in the west, yonder, the pious widow at her prayers for her son ? Be- 
hind the trees at Oakhurst a tender little heu*t, too, is beating for him, 
perhaps. When the Prodigal Son was away carousing, were not lovs 
and forgiveness still on the watch for him P 

Amongst the inedited letter* oi \ii^ 'WV^ 1/st^ ^T^sst^ ^^T^ioLtna 



TEB TIEGI5ULNS. 



S83 



editor, Mn Peter CuBtiiiighrLm, hta ottiitt«d 
from bb itirBiHtiffiii donbtiiif po&sibljr tbe aEtlienticitir of the docmmfftiL 
N3J, 1 vjaclf hATO mUj aeea ft oopj of it ia tli© Wurriogtam papi^ra i^ 
Hadua Kcaioiid'i prim handwhtin^p lUid uoktl *^ Mr, IX, WulpMm 
tff n|f #M Mmuy «£ X<HMlon| and^Burm^u I\ahffr^—wroi4 to 

**Iluit» mem tmmjf child, for a day or two tern mj devotion a to 
oar Laij of Btrawlwrry. IUtc I cot b^en on my Imaci to her ihcae 
Unto «c«Ieo, ood oi^Vt the poor old jt>iata full td r1i«iimttitiii F A tit 
tooli m^ llnl 1 would {Hiy Loodon a Tbiti tbi^t I would go lo V&uahoU 
OttI SoMiliif b, Qmn t May I not have tny raide aa well m other «idcrty 
biteo f Snppott, alltr beiog lo loog wtuouip I take ft fancy ti? cake« 
and altii rfnll yoor rovoreaea Mf nay to tm f Oeors^ ^elwyn &tid 
Toay Sioior and your liumbk lirraat took boat at Woitminttur t'otbtif 
fl%ltt« Waa 11 Tootdfty F-^oo, Tueiday I -vnui with their Gmocs of 
Botlrik, w4ia aro jtint hom Tuiibn<l|?G — it wiia Wedneedftj* How should 
I loMMf f Wa»i*l I dtad drimk witb a whule plat of lemozmdo 1 took At 

^ Tho Hotrfolk folk bad hwa ontortAitiitif me on Tiuaday with tho 
Moooal of a young rarage Iroquois^ ChoolaWi or Tirginion, wbo bftj 
lafily htm ndkiag a litlla nobc in car quBrt^r of tbo globe^ Be ta aa 
OlMiIiul of tkal dkrofmtablf fcimily of Eamoiid-CattUwood, of whom all 
Ibo sm art gamUm attd ipeadUirifts^ and all tbt wovusa — ^w^i 1 
dteB*l«i;ytbe word, IcH X^dy Aileibtiry thould be lookiogoTor yottr 
ilsttUir^ Both tb« loto lorda, my father told mo, wen m km f^ay* ^nd 
thi laal ooof a boau of Qiji^^n Atipe't r^igo, from a YiiooitAt advniiced !<> 
lo fla aavl flirotigb tbo iBoriti and interoeMiim of bis notoriouj old itst^r 
BtfOWUte^ ktu Ttisbor^ mit E«moitd — a gr«at bi^autyp too, of bcr day, 
a fboemlo of tkt old FMcodor* Bfaa told bia uvx^X^ to my pojM, wbo 
laid hm Ibr tbom ; acnd boiiig howijo portiealar ia her loire for tbo 
» oror to tbo aogmt HonoTodaa Jionio at pitieiit reigsiii^g 
Wu ^ Will Uoraeo Waijxd^'i tosgno nvror atop ooaadBl F ' aaya 
ot«r your ftliouldcr. 1 kiiia your ladytbip^i hftncL I am 
Tho jkrostc^n lit a mod^l of virtuo. Sbt biul &o i^ood reasoma 
latb<r*i cbapiais. Mssy of Uto nobiltty omit Ui« 
Sbo ■rnjift^t itabaaod of boiog lln« TuiIki^ imd 
didft*! take a Oenium ilaro/inVio for a teoond huibaiid^ m\ 

i ol Baaonror oror oaw. The Yannontb boon bo malko* i .: _:.d 

ofo ¥ory good frioiidii and liafo bioa flhoftUag ooob otbor «fi 
I ol oarck all tba ttimmor^ 
** ' And «bai bai aU tkia to do with tJio Iroquois f * iayi yoar lady* 
Ai^ Tbo liaqoob baa bocti at Ttmbridge, tiio^not obtatiog, p«bapa« 
bvi wliiniiig wily. Tltcy oay b« hriN bbd r.unl Itaroli ot l\KMMM]i4a-« 
UmwAt hf mhtm m mwfk blood batik boon ilkO&, 1k«i ^ >*» 
witil mef^tfidjr, imgh^ with ofwtyWIy, toA* wtSE «^i«l- 




2S4 THE VIEGIKIAKB. 



body, been fallen in lov« with by cverybod/* wife except 11 r. Conway's^ 
and not ejtceptin^ her present Majesty, ike Couutess of England^ Soot- 
land, FnLQC^, and Irelaud^ Queen «»£ Wmlxaoden and Yarmoutli, idhjom 
Heaven preaerve ta us, 

** Ton know an offensiTe littk creatnTe* d* par le m&nde ono Jadk 
Morris, who skips in and out of all tha houses of Lond<in« When wt 
were at Tanxhall, Mr, Jack gare us a nod nnder the shoulder of i 
pretty young fellow enoug^h^ on whoae ann he was kaning, and who 
appeared hugely delighted with the enchantments of th# garden, 
Lprd, how he stared at the fireworks! Gods» how he hnizayed «i 
the ain^ng of a horrible painty weuoh who shrieked the ean off 
mj head ! A twopenny string of glass heads and a &trip of tawdry 
doth are treasunea in Iro^noia land, and our f>aYage valued them 
accordingly. 

" A huzx went abont the place that this was the fortanate youth. 
He won three hundred at White's last night Tery gtnteelly from Boek- 
ingham and my pr^ciiotis nephew, and her^ he was bellowing and 
hnz^aying over the music io as to do you good to hear. I do not lort 
a puppet-show, but I love to treat cliildren to one* MLsa Conway ! I 
present year ladyship my compliments, and hope we shall go and see 
the dolls together. 

<* When the singing woman came down ^m her throne, Jack Morris 
must introduce my Yirginian to her. I saw him blush up to the eyes, 
and make her, upon my word, a very fine bow, such as I had no idea 
was practised in wigwams. * There is a certain jennt/ squaw about her, 
and that*s why the savage likes her,' George said — a joke certainly not 
as brilliant as a firework. After which it seemed to me that the savage 
and the savagess retired together. 

** Having had a great deal too much to eat and drink three hours 
before, my partners must have chicken and rack-punch at Yauxhall, 
where George fell asleep straightway, and for my sins I must tell Tony 
Storer what I knew about tliis Virginian's amiable family, especially 
some of the Bernstein's antecedents, and the history of another elderly 
beauty of the family, a certain LAdy Maria, who was uu mieux witk 
the late Prince of Wales. What did I say ? I protest not half of what 
I knew, and of course not a tenth part of what I was going to tell, for 
who should start out upon us but my savage, this time quite red in the 
face ; and in his war-paint. The wretch had been drinking fire-wat«r 
in the next box ! 

<* He cocked his hat, clapped his hand to his sword, asked which of 
the gentlemen was it that was maligning his family ? so that I was 
obliged to entreat him not to make such a noise, lest he should wake 
my friend Mr. George Selwyn. And I added, * I assure you, sir, I 
had no idea that you were near me, and I most sincerely apologise for 
giving you pain.' 

** The Huron took his band off his tomahawk at this pacific rejoinder, 
made a bow not ungra^OTialy) luid. \i'& qk^iv^^^ Ti^\.^^V ^asa^f^^^sk. more 



flTK VIEGIXTINS. 



2U 



ihAB sn apolc^ Ikmi k gentleman of tnj agt ( Jf#«%i, JfottttVvr /), an^^ 
hcmrkis lilt iuuii« of ICr. Belwyti, muda aoother bow to Q«orge» and 
uitl hi bfl4 n letter to him from Lord Mmrchi wbicK be hod hftd the 
nUrortBtM la nmUy, Gecrrge bfiA put bioi up for tbe club, it appears, 
19 MigtiiiPlioai with March, ind no doubt tbese three laitib« will flecee 
•mIi «Clber. Meanwhile^ my paei^ed iarage mte down with us, and 
r Mt Atffdhel in another bowl of punchf for which theae gentlemea 
iilL Hoavigii help utl *'£is elereii o^clock^ and berv cornea 
\ with mj gruel I It. W. 




CHAFTEE XLT. 



MJkKl^S rsOOKKSS. 




PlOftS vift itill Tfty buty in Harry Warnng^n'i time (not that 
mtt jomf ipNidfinan took much heed of tbo (?otitro?er«^] iu determi&- 
m^ III* ffiktif t literary merits of the and^nta and the modf^mi ; and 
and tho world with themi indeed^ pretty s^^oer^ly pro- 
la ^rutir of tb« fonotn Tha modemB of that day art tbe 
of ^Ufit and wo apeeulate upon them in the present year of 
I «ttr grand-obililreOp a hundred jean hence, will give their 
j<df— l about us* As for your book*kamin^, r^apcGtable anoei* 
lora {thoa^h, lo ba lufa, yon bava tba mighty Gibbon with yoii), I 
llitftk JIM viU own that you ore btateut and mM point to a couple of 
pnteHfi it Cambridge and Giaagow who know moro Greek tknu wna 
to bt Ind la yonr timt in all tha nnitcTsities of Eiiropo, tiidnding that 
«f Atima* if sneh an ona aniitod* As fgr sdc-xicc, you were learoo 
than those Htathen U whom in Uti^roluro you owned 
imftfior, Aud in public and priTata moraUty ? Which la 
f, thia a«tnal yaar 1S5^, or ita ptedtommt a c-eutnry ba«k? 
\ of Hr» 1> Israeli V E louse of Commona I haa isntm otto of yon 
lit priiOt tt ha Wa}|iob'« or liew^astle'i timp, — or (and that ii tha 
Atiiaite fttoalbn) bnva you ahnoat all ot you bad il F Ladico^ I do not 
aay that yim are m toeiaty of Ve»tali — but the ohroniclia of a httndrvd 
jwu% aiaoo Miitaliia iiteh an atuount of leaudal, liiat yo\i may bo 
IhMUil joQ did ttot lire in siiGh dangeroni tunes. Ko^ on my 
wmmkmm I boUavo that men and women art both bottar ; not only 
llml iIm Soaannahs M9 mom sumattnis, but that tha 0dcra art not 
MBcly ao wiok«d. Did you tm^r hear of atich books aa **CbujaM,** 
*■ Ton 4mm,^ ^ Eoitriok fiandom ; ** painlinga by ooateoognfcirs 
Ktirtap of tlii mtm and vonao^ tht life And oodoty, <rf ^mt ^*!|^ 
rm9wwti$$9 4hamt»tkt doiaga of inoh apataou aa Iti^ l<yt i\ii>i^ i 



THE TnUJDTLlirS. 



armj Lttdy Bdlastoi], or thit wonderful "Li^yof Qi:ality-' wbn lent 
ber memoira to tho author of ** Pere^ioo Pkkle/' How the poi* End 
antraged Kineteenth Centurj would blash^ BOreftm, nm out of the rtMin, 
call aw&f tlie young kdiesi, itnd ordtat Mr. Mudio nerer to sendaoed 
that odioaj author's hooki agnin [ ToTt are fifty-eight years old, 
to a dam, ftnd it may be that you are too squeambh, that tou ctt oat 
before you ore hurt, and when Dobody hiMi any in|£ntion of oCtndlnf 
^our ladyship* AIeo, it may be that the noycliEl^a ait m ijijured by tin 
rt^atraintB put iipoa him, aa many &ti hon^t, harmless statue at 3i 
Peter' i and the Vatican U spoilt by llie tin draperiga m which eccie- 
eiastical old women haTO swaddled the fair limba of the marble. But 
in Tour pnsdoiy tiiero is reason. Bo there j« in the state cens^^-ship of 
the Presa, The page may oontaia matter dangerous to homiM nwm 
Out with yonr scisaora, cenaor, and clip oE the pnirient pAra|^ra|dil 
We hare nothing for it but to submit. Sodety, the deapot^ has gives 
his imperial deeree. We may tMuk ^e statae bad been men U 
greater advantage without the tin drapery ; we may plead that tbt 
moral were better might we recite the whole fable. Away witb bim— 
not a word ! I never «aw the piano-fortes in the United States with 
the frilled mnsltn trousers on their legs ; but, depend on it^ the mimtin 
covered aome of the notes as well a« the mahogany, muiUed the musirv 
«nd stopped the plnyer. 

To what does this prelude introduce us ? I am thinking of Fany 
Warrington, Esquire, in his lodgings in Bond Street, London, and of 
the life which he and many of the young bucks of fashion led in those 
times, and how I can no more take my fair young reader into tbem, 
than Lady Squeams can take her daughter to Cremome Gardens on 
an ordinary evening. My dear Miss Diana (Psha ! I know yon are 
eight and Uiirty, although you are so wonderfully shy, and want to 
make ns believe yon have just left off school-room dinners and a 
pinafore), when your grandfather was a young man about town, and a 
member of one of the clubs at White's, and dined at Pontao's off the 
feasts provided by Braund and Lebeck, and rode to Newmarket witii 
March and Rockingham, and toasted the best in England with OiUj 
Williams and George Selwyn (and didn't imderstand George's jokes, of 
which, indeed, the flavour has very much eyaporated since the botding] 

' — ^the old gentleman led a life of which your noble aunt (author <rf 
«* Legends of the Squeamses ; or, Fair Fruits off a Family Tree,") hat 
not given yon the slightest idea. 

It was before your grandmother adopted those serious vievrs for whidi 
she was distinguished during her last long residence at Bath, and after 
Colonel Tibbalt married Miss Lye, the rich soap-boiler's heiress, that her 
ladyship's wild oats were sown. When she was young, she was ss 
giddy as the rest of the genteel world. At her house in Hill Street, 
she had ten card-tables on Wednesdays and Sunday evenings, except 
for a short time when Eanelagh was open on Sundays. Every night of 

bdr life ahe gambled for ^f^X^ lon^ \»ii \ys^Qx«« ^^vr^Sa^A:^ «laa ii 



THE tieginia:s*s. 



2S7 



aovi wltfit cIm fth^ wat not re4<tT to piiwii, ao fts to fiod 
Ibiliit to Wffffy ha fofj for pky P What was tlmt after-suppor duel »t 
lilt 8bafcii|MAf«'t Held in Covert Garden, b^twei^ii jt^ur p^andfativcr 
and Oobntl Tibbtli ; where thay drew fworda imd engaged onlj in tlio 
^miiofl of Blr John ScTewbj, who was drank under tha table ? They 
intemptcd br Mr, Jobn Fidding'i people^ and your |Cfran4ftitber 
hom^p to Hill t^trcet wounded in a abain I tcli jou ttto«« 
i m tMwdtf tmil ruilles, wbo turned out th^ toes of their bacldod 
^ ^ iO dtl]ftitel5; were U?rribla. fellows. Swoida war© pcqtettialljr 
WsV^***'^ * tiOitl«i ftfter buttles w^re drnak ■ oatbs roared aaot^a^ingir 
mMmvcnalkn; tiTem-drawcrs and watchmon were piaked and maimed ; 
ebttlnMa Mtbaixr$d; dtis^eni insulted hy reeling |»leosiire hunlers, 
Toa laH*i httA to Crdmorna with pniper ** vouohers^' of eoone P Bo you 
nnffllbtr oor great Uieatrcfs tbirty jeara ago f You were too good to 
go t0 % flay. Well, you have no id^^a what the plaT-honAea wcre^ or 
'whaH the gmo boiea were, wliea Oarrick and Mra, rritchard w^re pky* 
iDf beCsre Ihmn I And I, for mj diildien's iaka, thank that good Aetor 
ia hUrstiivmaBt who wne the first to baniih that shame from the theatre, 
K«i ntdba* fan ars niistsken ; I do npt plume myself on my superior 
Tittu. I io sot say yon art naturally better than year anceslreas iti 
hef wMf ntaig*df gamblinfT} ftarini?, tDitring days ; or eron than poor 
Witf Fcfl% who is jniit t^k^n up for shoplifting, and would bsve been 
hwm$ fo H ft htmdrad yaars ago, Onlyi I nm btsurtily thcinkrut tlut my 
iemptUkaom aft leaai hAring <}iiit6 enough to do with Uiose of Uw present 

So, if Hsrry Wirnngton rides down to Kewmarket to the Ootober 
aatUiif^ tad Uma or wins hk rnimtj tliaio ; If ho intkea one of a party 
it Uto BmMm^«iSt or Ih^ Bedlbrd Bead; if h9 dfaea at Wbite't ordi- 
nary* tti litt d^rwn to Maeeo and Lansquenot aftarwardt ; if ho hotm 
tha waiiliy aead laikea bin apptaranoe at the Eoufidhanso ; U he turns 
eol te a i^ort i|ia«t a wild, dbsipatad, hamm^iearmn youn>^ Hanry 
i;\*arft^||qa ; |, loiowing the weaknisas of human nature^ am not going 
^ orpfwd ; aitd, quite aware of my own sbort^oomitigs, don't inti^nd 
;*. « ?«y laTnge at my neighbour's, Kr* Hampson was : in bit ehapel 
i& Lb^ Aen he whipped Tioe tromendonily ; ga^e 8tn do qtmrtcr; eut- 
iBnad ITTitr^rTffy witli superior anathc^mas ; knocked Drunkcuneea dowu^ 
mA Umtgflitd on tha prostfato brute wallowing in tlie guiter ; dra^o^d 
aal Mijitgal In^dclity, and ponndod her with endJeu iIoecs of rbolorie^ 
wa^ afiar serviee, oame to dbner at the Star and Oarter, made a bowl 
^ffnncli hr HsTry and bis fnendfl at the Badford Head, or tuok a band 
ai wUat al If n Watrington's lodf^ings, or my liord Maafnh'i, or whortt«r 
ibasa wa« a aupper mhI f^oorl eompny for him. 

1 ofUii Uiink, Ikfm* V* r, in ?«'ft|^<«t of Mr. Warrington's deiiigi at tliis 
yarkiii af hii r iat I may have takaa wy xmiai ^- 

l^adlaf and uri . . jm— for, ynu ica^ I Wta wnt DkV\w*A 

m- siof )a wetd el mtiui*u» mdkguitXwik againit his ooiidiiGii ax)^\l i^ ^a» 




THE TIEGIXIAKS 



not reprehensible^ Iiaya eertainly judged him most onieUj# D tbe 
Tmthful, the BDaatifd, Modestjr, BeaeTolenoc, O Podor, 
Mores^ Blushing Shame, Namby Pamby — each with join re^peetiTO 
capital letters to jonr honoured names! O NiminT, O Piminyl bo« 
ehaiL I diire for to go for to say that a young man erer waa a yonitf 
man ? 

No doubti dear young lady, I am calumniatiDg Mr. Warringtoa, 
aecording to my heartless custom. As a prvK^f, here is a letter out of 
the Warrington collecdun^ from Harry to hi< mother, in which there ii 
Dot a single word that would lead ^ y luppoae he was leading a wild 
life. And such a letter from an ^^^ son, to a fond and exemiiaij 
parentj we know in u^^ be trao 1 

Bond SntEcr, Lo^n>o^f, Ocicker 2£, l^SCl^ 

1 TAKE up my pen tc »wledge your honored favor d( 

10 July^ per Lively Virginia ich has duly come to band, ht- 

warded by our Brktol agent, to hear that the prospect oltfct 

crops is so good* 'Tis XuUy wno sajB that agriculture is the nohlfst 
pursuit ; how delightful when that pursuit is also prophetable I 

Since my last, dated from Tunbridge Wells, one or two insadenet 
have occurred of which it is nessasery* I should advise my honored 
Mother. Our party there broke up end of August : the partridge shoot- 
ing commencing. Baroness Bernstein, whose kindness to me has been 
most invariable, has been to Bath, her usual winter resort, and has 
made me a welcome present of a fifty pound bill. I rode back with 
Eev. Mr. Sampson, whose instruction I find most valluhU^ and my consia 
Lady Maria, to Castlewood.f I paid a flying visit on the way to mj 
dear kind frends Col. and Mrs. Lambert, Oakhurst House, who send mj 
honored mother their most afiectionate remembrances. The youngest 
Miss Lambert, I grieve to say, was dellicate ; and her parents in some 
anxiety. 

At Castlewood I lament to state my stay was short, owing to a quarrel 
with my cousin William. He is a young man of violent passions, 
and alas ! addicted to liquor, when he has no controul over them. In 
a trifling dispute about a horse, high words arose between us, and lie 
aymed a blow at me or its equivnlent — which my Grandfathers my 
honored mothers child could not brook. I rejoyned, and feld him to the 
ground, whents he was carried almost sencelis to bed. I sent to enqoire 
after his health in the morning : but having no further news of him, 
came away to London where I have been ever since with brief intavles of 
absence. 

• This word has been much operated upon with the penknife, but is left tie, to 
doubt to the writers satisfaction. 

t Could Parson Sampson bavQ been dictating the above remaiks to Kr. 
TTamngton? 



THE vniGrxLiNS, 



2S9 



CiMfvbff fCfn v^ol^ wtih me to toe my de^r Gr&ndfatliers UnlTerititf 

«f CimWili^t 1 lodo tliltbef kielj in cam pan j with same friesda, pui^ 

snf Ouvn^ll MIIM part of Harta, and lying at tho faB3QUi bed af Ware. 

Tbift CMohtr lil««tin|^ was juit begun at Cihmbn%e when I wmU I saw 

|]|» iilldNit« m lAtfir pounds and eupps^ and rode grer to tlie famous 

^^twn«fk«t ITttatli^ wl^re there happi^ned to bo tome raoes — mj friend 

^^■nfd Jfttrekt bone Mairowboncs by ClcaTer eombg off winoer of a lai^ 

^^MNuL It wni AH smimog dny — the jookcys, horset, &e., totj dififif rent 

^Hl ottf poor rMeft at home — the b«Ulj)g iirful — the riiohect noblomaD here 

^^llx w^ tiw jox, and belt all round. Cajnbrid^e pUased me : especiallj 

IQsg^i Oolkfa Cbapel, of a riob but elegant Gotbiok. 

1 bave Im out into the world, and am made membir of tb« Club at 
WbHe^% mhMTt I m^t gentlemen of the fir^t fuhlon. My lonk link- 
fH^PlTi Cirliilei Orfordf Balingbroke^ OoTent^ are of my fHend^t 
iiltioiittevd to me by my Lord Mareh^ of whom I b^Te often wrote before* 
Iji^ CeffmiTf h a hii& woman, but thtnn^ Every l&d^ pninH here, old 
ad pomiF; i^ If yoa and Mountain and Faiuy wi»b to be mfa^ki^m^ 
I mtufi rad yon out lotni Toogt-poUs oterybody playi— tight, ten, card- 
tablia at tfray bouao on erery reodlTing nigbt. I am lorry to aiy all do 
ttol plsy fa&r« a&d aosa^ do mat pay fair. I bare be«]i obligied to dt down, 
mtd 4» m Mamm d^«, and bare aotually aeon ladiea whom I oanld muao 
Cakt n^ •ovalen from bf^forts mj faoe I 

Otta dajTi bli regiment the 20tby being panded in St Jamea^t Park« a 

IHaftd of silBe, If r. Wolfe^ did me the honour to preaent me to Hb Royal 

fiitk&an tbt Captain-General, who was mo9t granmta ; a fat joUy Prmoe, 

if I «ay apeak ao without dtirtipect, m&isding mo in his manner of 

\. imbap^ Oeceral Braddoek, whom we knew to onr larrow kat year. 

■a bi beard my name, and how d«arcit Oporgo had served aud fuUen 

tb'e unfortunate oampaign, b« talked a great di^al with me ; 

I wby a yonng fellow like mt did not tertt too: why I did not go 

la Ibt Kiag of PnuMria, who wia a great Qenerai^ and tea a eampai^o ur 

two; tli wb^tr that would not bo better than dawdling about at routs 

and «Bid«panioi in l^ndon P I iaid, I would Uko to go witb all my 

baarl, bat waa an only ton now, on leoTo from my mother, and beluni^ed 

la otir aalaSo in Virginia, Hia Eoyal HighntMo taid, Mr. Braddock had 

i acooimta of Un. Eimond'ei Ic^yidty, and that he would ghidl/ 

ICr^ Wulio and I bare wait«d on him tiDCC, at hii Royal 

I'a bouae in Pali MalL The latter, who U ttill qnito a young 

tba SooU oampaign witb bia Ifighnefls, whom Mr. Dempul^r 

kft^ m mneb at borne. To bo auroi Ue waa too ioTere: if an}' thing can 

l» Umi orfert againat rcbali In armB, 

M r. Dr^Mt baa bad half the Stock, my lata Papa^ proiH rtv, trifiifenad 
ti my saaaa* Until there can be no doubt of il iau mtrnx 

fuadlf wMob I would give my right hand to r\^ , mmaiab^ 
atftek wiet remain in tbo tmtteta' name in behalf of him w\hQ ltkW\\ji£^ 
it. Ab, daar motbcr I Thtm i$ m da/^ aoarco any buw, 'vV^u \ 4niat\ 
m^mikJm Iwhkhwwmbym^i^ttctu I fnal Mkt aa If 1 was\rftVwa 




2M THB Yimirnxsn. 



when I nm thinkia^ of him, and wooldlilce* for the twrnour of my fAfltilj', 
thai he w«A repreMntiiig of it here iaatend of 
Honored Madam, 

Yauz dutifiil and a^ctio!mt& Sod, 

P.S*— I ira lik© i^KF tftt, who alwajB, t3iey say, piit their chief iww» 
in ft pMcHp, I had »otaetUo^ to tdl tou ahout a penon to whom Mjr 
A«vTr£ It emfat^ed. I ehaH write n;;;?^ about it, which ilk^e i* em> 
hurry. Saiioe ahe is a noblemaii's dau iter, & her family at tmkI a* 
our owpn* 

Ci^iMem Stsxj^f LosriiOEr, Oei&^ 23^ 17A^ 

I think, roy ^ood «ister} wo have been all our Uref a little more tbsxi 
kin and lem than kind, to use the words of a pot whom your df»r 
fktbcr loTed dearly. When yoa were bom in our Western Prineiptl* 
litie, my mother was not oa old as I^aac'a ; but even tbcn I was mocii 
more thaji old enough to be yonrsi. And though aho gmve jqh «U the 
could leare or give^ including the little portion of love that ought to^ 
hare been my share, yet, if we can have good will for ooe another, we 
may learn to do without affection : and some little kindness yon owe 
me, for your son's sake as well as your father's, whom I loved and 
admired more than any man I think ever I knew in this world : he was 
greater than almost all, tliough he made no noyse in it. I have seen 
Tery many who have, and, believe me, have found but few with each 
good heads and good harts as Mr. Esmond. 

Had we been better acquainted, I might have given you some advice 
regarding your young gentleman's introduction to Europe, whieh yon 
would have taken or not, as people do in this world. At least yoa 
would have sed afterwards, ** SVhat she counselled me was right, and 
had Harry done as Madame Beatrix wisht, it had been better for him." 
My good sister, it was not for yoa to know, or for me to whom yoa 
never wrote tc tell you, but your boy in coming to England and Castk- 
wood found but ill friends there : except one, an old aunt, of whom all 
kind of evil hath been spoken and sed these fifty years past — and not 
without cawse too, perhaps. 

Now, I must tell Harry's mother what will doubtless scarce astonish 
her, that almost everybody who knows him loves him. He is prudent 
of his tongue, generous of his money, as bold as a lyon, with an impe- 
rious domineering way that sets well upon him ; you know whether he 
is handsome or not : my dear, I like him none the less for not being over 
witty or wise, and never oared for jour seti'the-Thafnei'sSre gentlemen, 
who are so much more olever than their neighbours. Your father's 
great friend, Mr. Addison, seemed to me but a supercilious prig, and 
his follower, Sir Dick Steele, was not pleasant in his cupps, nor out of 
'em. And (revenons a luy) your Master Harry will oertainly not burn 
^e river up with his wita. 01 \k>oV YawiivEL^ Ym^ \e %a \^<snsLt as any 



THE TnWlISIANS. m 



i iA BugimJ, «fid lor tbi^ I hold Uitn noua tlw viyivc. If nt!ji^«ii 
ftot fiT«a bim a turu thzit waj^ 'Us of mo me Itying to bvu4 



J Hift |>lft6# h^ h to bold in his own colooy wheii ba retttmii 
t^ jb^ li» oom«i from, let me teU ^ou, ikxt he hath not ia««ai 
Mm to iupport hk itatton, and im Hkelf to mnka th# 
I dyjjiiiitfi froai th« Diffuwnew of his ineome — from ihecr di?sp«ir 
ftg out of ttU boundRt md heoomittg eztrftTftgant, which is not h^ 
ttni bt hkm to liy« Jia well iia th« rest of hit con puny , acid, between 
IbU into iOQio of the fi&bt oad moat rnkkh in Englnod. 
Bt lyttha 'Us lorllM honon of the family sot to go back, and many 
m ttat «illi for ortohma and ohampalgti wheo he would aa leaf dtufi wstb 
ft «lak» uid • anig^ of boer, A»d in tbia kiod of spirit I have no doubt 
tftm whtM In hath told me in bla talk [which ia verj frdj/, aa tUe Fr^iioh 
mf)^ IImI bhi taammii baili emcouraged him in hii bigb opinioii of bun- 
•■l^ Wo women like our boUDgin^ to hare itp bowtT^r little we tare 
t9|Mif iba ttMi* Will jou bare your lidd make a %ar in liondonf 
iMbla bk nUovmoce at tha yery kiiatr aad hn A^ust Bem«tein (with 
bla bioand sunma'f pcrmiAsioii) will add n littlt moi^ on to wbatBTsr 
mmm jo« girt htm. Othcrwisa be will bft spending tb# little eapttal I 
litiA W b«i k tbia ooiantfj^ whiah, wbtn a kdd oiio« b^ni to matt^tr^ 
IImn k mif iooa an md to the loaf, PIeai# God, I fthall bo able to 
iMfi Hififj £eiiumd*« grandson flomething at mj death ; but mf aafiogt 
Mm mmU, md the poncion witli whbb my graoiotis Sovcrdgn bath 
m Aom ^ m^ dita with me. Ai tar fm M. do Bernitein^ he left only 
dabi at bb dfoeaac ; tho ofEoon of bia Majeity*i Eleotoral Court of 
Bamuwer am but scantily paid. 

A lady who it at pfaaeai very hi^h in hta M^etty^e eeoldiOOt batb 
Wkm a gnai phaney to ytnf Udd, aad will take an ^fly o<iaMiiin to 
briaf btm to tba 8oT«rdgn'i fkvofaUa thoUdo. Ub Boyal lligbii«ae iba 
D«l» Itai batb teen. If Uto in Amarita bo muat, why ebonld not Mr, 
Bmni Wardnfton rHurn aa Oafeiaea «f Viffiaia, and wHb a tillo to 
bii soBif Ibat is what 1 bopo lor Mm. 

Haaswblla, t mnut he oandid with yeu^ and toll you I fear he hath 
WifangliMi btaaalf bcio in a wry etUjr eagagamaot. Ur§n to martt' nn 
ild aiiMa far monc^ b wrai^ paffjooafab tba gana a* odbnl pirn-w 
la ateiMIt— llr in^ wh^ alivt;, »ota than onaa aamred mo oi 

lUi fbai, aad 1 1 u poor gt-ntUmen 1 But to tngaf* yefortilf ta 

m M WQBan wiUuuil mooi^* aad to marry bar metaljr beeann yam 
baiw praiBiaMi bar, tbb leama to tae a follia wbiah only very yonng la& 
kit into, aad I kat Mr. Wiobiftoakoaa. How, ar for wbaltoftfyara* 
tktt, I knav iial« bni mf nkoi Mam Smnood batb ^mmmmii a fUDmiat 
fram Umff. Ha knoin n<ytbinf ol bat mdh^dm», wbkb I da» Sba 
billi laid bnwlf onl for twen^r bnabaada Ibeaa twanty jmm fMl. 1 
mtm Bot b«v iba batJb gol tba promka fitm him. ^Ika^un. mik ih 
rfiiMfi tbat a woman mora tbaa ibrty yvan nU rtuvvlii wsr^nam ito 
reimMIdma ihrnt, Mod kM bim to kla v^dL Bbaiati^^^ 

i^^^^^^^^mM iiniiii III I 




399 THE TIRGlNTAlfS* 



n-oman the pteUnas to be. A torfie-jockey (Ii# ftoith) cannot take hiA 
in' — but a wom&ul 

I write this news to jou advbedly, diapleaamot as it mu«t be. Fefb»p« 
'twill bring you la England : but I would be very oautioua, aboTt mil, 
very gentle, for the bitt will instantly make bis high spirit rtslMt^ I 
fear the property is entailed, eo that threat* of ontdng htm off from it will 
not move Maria. Otherwise 1 know her to be eo nier<MmaJ7 that (thougli 
she really h&th a great phancy for this haadaome ladd) without tnaoey 
shfs would not hear of hiia* All I eouH and more tb&a I ought^ 1 bavo 
doce to prevent the matob< \^^hat an^ Jior© I will not toy in wilting ; 
bnt that I am, for Heniy Esmond's ftake, his gmndson'a raonal 
friend, and, lladatn, 

Tonr faith ftd si^U>r and servant, 

Beatrix Ba&05I;$s he Booretztv* 

To Mtw, :&mond Warruifttm, of CttsUtww Ji Yir^iii. 

On the back of thb letter ia written, ^u Madam Esmond^a band, '* Iff 
Bister Bernstein'* Utter, reoeifed with Ueurfit Deeember 24 : on rpecipl 
of which it wan determined my ion should instantly go Uonie/* 



CHAPTER XLII. 



Though Harry Warrington persisted in his determination to keep that 
dismal promise which his cousin had extracted from him, we trust no 
benevolent reader will think so ill of him as to suppose that the engage- 
ment was to the young fellow's taste, and that he would not be heartily 
glad to be rid of it. Very likely the beating administered to poor Will 
was to this end; and Harry may have thought, ^*A boxing-match 
between us is sure to bring on a quarrel with the family ; in the qoazrel 
with the family, Maria may take her brother's side. I, of course, will 
make no retraction or apology. Will, in that case, may call me to 
account, when I know which is the better man. In the midst of the 
feud, the agreement may come to an end, and I may be a free man onoe 
more." 

So honest Harry laid his train, and fired it ; but, the explosion over, 
no harm was found to be done, except that William Esmond's nose was 
swollen, and his eye black for a week. He did not send a challenge to 
his cousin, Harry Warrington; and, in consequence, neither Idlled 
Harry nor was killed by him. Will was knocked down, and he got up 
again. How many men of sense would do the same, could they get their 
little account settled in a private place, with nobody to tell how the i 



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was pnid 1 llaria by no raeauB took her family'* side in the quarrel^ 
"but deol&red for her oonsin^ a3 did ray lord, when advised of thii dis- 
tiirbaneo, WiE had struck the first blow, Lord Castlewood said» by the 
Cbaplnin's duwin^* It wa3 not the first or the tenth time he had buen 
found qnttrreUii^r ^^ ^^ cups. Mr, Warrington only showed a proper 
spirit in resenting the injury, and it was for Will, not for Harry, to ask 
pardon. 

Harry said, he would accept no apology as long as his horse was not 
returned or his bet paid. This chronicler has not been able to find out, 
from any of the papers wliich have come nnder his view^ how that affair 
of tho bet was finally arranged ; but 'tis oertain the cousins presently 
met in the honses of various friends, and without mauHng *?aoh other. 

Marians elder brother had been at Hrst quite willing that hb sister, 
Trh<i had remained unmarried for so many years* and on the train of 
whose robe, in her long conrae over the path of life, so many briars, bo 
muoli mud, so many rents and stains bad naturally g^athcred, should 
BAiry with any bridegroom who presented himself, and if with a gen- 
tieman from Virginia so ranch the better. She would retire to his 
wigwam in the forest, and there be disposed of. In the natural course 
of things, Harry would survive his elderly bride, and might isonsole 
himself or not, as he preferred, after huv departure* 

But, after an interview with Aunt Bernstein, which his lordsliip had 
on Ids coming to London, he changed his opinion ; and even went so far 
as to try and dissuade Maria from the match : and to profess a pity for 
the youDg fellow who was to be made to undergo a life of misery on 
account of a sOly promise given at one- and- twenty* 

Misery, indeed ! Maria was at a loss to know why he was to bo 

rable* Pity, foraooth I My lord at Castle wood had thought it was 

pity at all. Maria knew what pity meant Her brother had been 

ith Annt Bernstein : Aunt Bernstein bad offered money to break this 
mmteh oC 8he nnderstood what my lord meant, but Mr* Warrington 
was a man of honour, and she could trust Mm. Away, upon this, walka 
my lord to White's, or to whatever haunts he frequented. Jt is probable 
that his sister had guessed too accurately what the nature of his 
eonversation with Madame Bernstein hnd been, 

** And so," thinks he, ** the end of my virtue is likely to he tliat the 
Mohock will fall a prey to others, and that there is no earthly use in mj 
sparing him* * Qoem Dens Tult,' what was the sehoolmnster's adage ? 
If 1 don't have him, somebody else will, that h clear* My brother has 
had a iUoe; my dear sister wants to swallow the whole of him bodily. 
Here have I been at home Tes[)ecting bis youth and innoeence forsooth, 
lining to play beyond the value of a sixpence, and acting guardian 

,d Mentor to him* Why, I am but a fool to fatten a goose fnr other 
people to feed off ; Hot many a good action have I done im tlm \\1^^ eca^ 
here is this one, that serve h to benefit whom ?*-ot>,^T to\k&^ *I^D^ «i^ 
femOTSfr ! Bf all the jJi-es nad furies, the remorse 1 \va^fe \^ l<« IJnS^'g*^^ 
hMTeo't d4ne and mi^ht hare done I Why did 1 spare 'L^xct^'Cia-^ ^^^^ 



P^ 
th 



I Hei 



294 THB riBGiyilJiS, 



limited me e^er afte^r, ind ber buabaod vexkt the waj for wl^idi ho wai 
predestined* Wbj bsTe I kt ibis lud off!— that MAreh and the restn, 
who don't want him, may piiick hitD I And I havo a bod rppttte ; and I 
$m the mtai peo|)le point at, and call the wiekod lord^ and a^in^t wbon 
women warn their soua I Pardi^ I am not a penny wosrse, <m\j a ^tiat 
deal moT« nnluoky than nay neighbours, and ^tb only my cnrsod weak- 
ness that bas hc'€n mj greatest enemy!** Here manifestly, in setting 
down a spetob wbieh a gentleman only tA&uphfy a chronider ovcidfav a 
biA acconnt with tbe patient readerf ^L baa ^ tight nf>t to me^^ tbk 
draft on bis ereduHty* But have not I y, and Tbucydidesr and a «eori 
more of historianSf made speechc:? for sir bett>e5, whieh we know the 
latter nerer thonght of delirering P hp« nrnch more may we IhieD, 
knowing my Lord Castle wood^a character io intimately as we do, dtdane 
what was pnssitig in his mind^ and tranAC ibe bis thoughts on tbk pa^cr f 
What f a whok puck of the woItca nt^ , tbe hunt after thi^ lamb, and 
will maka a meal of him presen i one bnn^y old bunt^r it to 

atind by, and not bave a singli F Who baa not admired that 

nohlo apeeob of my Lord GBTe, eptoaebed on bis retnm from 

India with making mther too free v;i.n jagbires, lakhs, gold ii3db>irs» 
diamonds, pearb, and what not: *^ Up'^'^ ™J ^^^^t^ *^d tbe kero of 
Plassy, <* when I think of my opportunities, I am surprised I took lo 
Httle!" 

To tell disagreeable stories of a gentleman, until one is in a Bumner 
forced to impart them, is always painful to a feeling mind. Henoe, 
though I have known, before the very first page of this history was 
written, what sort of a person my Lord Castlewood was, and in what 
esteem he was held by his contemporaries ; I haTe kept back mosk that 
was unpleasant about him, only allowing the candid reader to perceive 
that he was a nobleman who ought not to be at all of our liking. It is 
true that my Lord March, and other gentlemen of whom be complained, 
would have thought no more of betting with Mr. Warrington for his last 
shilling, and taking their winnings, then they would scruple to pick tha 
bones of a chicken ; that they would take any advantage of the game, 
or their superior skill in it, of the race, and their private knowledge of 
the horses engaged ; in so for, they followed the practice of all gentle- 
men: but when they played, they played fair; and when they lost, 
they paid. 

Now Madam Bernstein was loth to tell her Virginian nephew all she 
knew to his family's discredit ; she waa even touched by my lord's for- 
bearance in regard to Harry on his first arrival in Europe ; and pleased 
with his lordship's compliance with her wishes in this particular. Bot 
in the conversation which she had with her nephew Castlewood regarding 
Maria's designs on Harry, he had spoken his mind out with his usnal 
cynicism, yoted himself a fool for having spared a lad whom no spaiing 
would eventually keep from ruin ; pointed out Mr. Harry's undeniable 
extravagances and spendthrift associates, his nights at faro and hazard, 
and his rides to Newmarket, and asked why he alone should keep hit 



TTTE ^TOGIKIASS, 



ms 



handi from the young feUow ? In Yain Ma^am Bernstem pleaded that 

Hany was poor. Bah ! be was heir to a pritjoipality wbicb ought to 

have been his, CteUewood*!, and might have set up tbtir ruined ikmily, 

(frtdeed Madam Bernstein thought Mr. Warrington's Virginia propertf 

much greater than it was*} Were there not money-leu der» in the town. 

rlio would give hira money on post-obits in plenty F CaatleTvood knew 

I much to hb coat : he had applied to them in bis father's lifetime^ and 

fie cursed crew had eaten up two- thirds of his miBorable income* He 

spoke with such desperate candour and ill huDaour, that Madam Bem- 

«tein began to be alarmed for her faTOnrite, and detenniued to caution 

J Mm at the first opportunity, 

^K That evoubg she began to pen a billet to Mr, Warrington ; hut all 
^Ber lift long she was slow with her pen ^ and diE^liked using it. '*I 
^^plfef hmw any good come of writing more than hon jour or buaineas,*' 
^^^b# itted to aaf . ^* What u the use of writing ill, when there are so 
^^Kiflnj elever people who can do it well ? and even then it wgp© best left 
^^Blose.*^ So she sent one of her men to Mr. Harry ^a lodging, bidding 
him oome a ad drink a dish of tea with her next day, when she proposed 
^Jo warn bius* 

^K~ But the next morning she was indisposed, and could not receive Mr* 
P^feEarry when he came : and she kept her chamber for a couple of days, 
and the next day there was a great engagement \ end the next day Mr. 
larry was off on some expedition of his own. In the whirl of London 
what man aeea bis neighbour, what brother hia slater^ what aobool- 
How hia old friend P Ever so many days passed before Mr. War- 
agton and hm aunt bad that confidential conversation whioh the latter 

red. 

Bhe began by seoldmg him mildly about his extraTagnnoe and mad- 

^p frolics (though, in truth, she was eharmed with him for both)— he 

iplicd that young men will he young men, and that it waa in dutifully 

ajting in attend anoe on his aunt, be hrvd made the aequaintaneo with 

fhcfm, he mostly lived at present, She then, with some prelude, began 

» warn him regarding his cousin, Lord Caatlewood ; on which he broke 

ft to a bitter kugh^ and said the good-natured world had t«ld him plenty 

Lord Castlewood already, "To say of a man of his lordship's 

I or of any gentleman, * don't play with him,* is more than I like 

Id do," continued the ladj ; '' but . . ." 

' O, you may say on, aunt 1 " said Harry, with ftomething like an 
prec^Ltiou on his lips, 

f And have yon played with your cousin already ? '* asked the young 
" \ worldly old monitress. 

Atjd lost and won, madam I " answers narry, gallantly, *' It don't 
bee-^me me to say whioh^ If we have a bout with a neighbour in 
Virginia, a bottle, or a pack of cards, or a quarrel, we donH go homo 
ad tell our mothers. I mean no offence, aunt I " Aikd, Vjlia^i^^, ^0(:sia 
Midsome young' feJJow went up and kissed the old \a4y* lift Xo^kt^ 
rer/ hrare and hriUiaut, with hh rich laee, Ma lair iaoa ml4 Wl'EiTO^ 




dne Dew vuit ti Telrtt imd goldi On taking l^Te of hii lumt be ^te 
bjs ii«ua1 aumptuona benefactions to her serYflnts, wha crowded roiicd 
bim* It VJI5 a minj winter day, aad my gentleman^ to SATe bU lice 
liUc stockings, muat come in a cbair, " To White's ! " he called out %q 
the chairmen, and awaj they cazried bim to the plaoe where be pits«Hi a 
great deal of hh time. 

Our Virginia n^a friends might hayo wished tliat he bad been m. le«s 
sedulous fretjuenter of that house of enteilaiament I but 00 much may 
be Gaid in favour of Mr. Wairington that, haying en^og^ in play, b« 
fought his battle like a hero. He ; t flustered by good Inckl and 

l^erfcctly calm when the cha"™** against bira. If Fortune 11 

proTerbiflMy fickle to men at p' " my men are fickJe to Fort«me| 

run away frightened from ht^r ind desert her who, perhaps, 

had never thought of lea^ 5 ; for their cowardice. **By 

George, Mr. Warrington," ,^,-i rn, waking up in a rare fit of 

enthusiasm ^ ** yon deserve to w treat your luck 49 a gentl^' 

man should, and us long as sh with yon, behave to her with 

the most perfect politeness. ^1 fuatii pennas—jon know the 

rest — no P Well, you ar© not tn worse off— you wiE call her 

If^rfvshin'fi nnrt^'h, nv.^^ Tm^T^^ h^T a i"-^ nf- lli^ stop. T.-^nlv nt I- rd 

Castlewood yonder, passing the box. Did you ever hear a fellow eurse 
and swear so at losing five or six pieces ? She must be a jade indeed, 
if she long give her favours to such a niggardly canaille as that ! '' 

" We don't consider our family canaille, sir," says Mr. WarringtfHi^ 
** and my Lord Castlewood is one of them." 

"I forgot. I forgot, and ask your pardon! And I make you my 
compliment upon my lord, and Mr. Will Esmond, his brother," sap 
Harry's neighbour at the hazard-table. " The box is with me. Five's 
the main! Deuce Ace! my usual luck. Virtute mea me invoice J ^ 
and he sinks back in his chair. 

Whether it was upon this occasion of taking the box, that Mr. Hany 
threw the fifteen mains mentioned in one of those other letters of Mr. 
Walpole's, which have not come into his present learned editor's hands, 
I know not ; but certain it is, that on his first appearance at White's, 
Harry had five or six evenings of prodigious good luck, and seemed 
more than ever the Fortunate Youth. The five hundred pounds with- 
drawn from his patrimonial inheritance had multiplied into^thousandsi 
He bought fine clothes, purchased fine horses, gave grand entertain* 
ments, made handsome presents, lived as if he had been as rich as Sir 
James Lowther, or his Grace of Bedford, and yet the five thousand 
pounds never seemed to diminish. No wonder that he gave when 
giving was so easy : no wonder that he was generous with Fortunatus's 
purse in his pocket. I say no wonder that ?ie gave, for such was Ida 
nature. Other Fortunati tie up the endless purse, drink small beer, and 
go to bed with a tallow candle. 

During this vein of his luck, what must Mr. Harry do, but find out 
^m Lady Maria what her ladyship's debts were, and pay them off to 



THE VmciNlAiTS. 



m 



» last ihiUijig, tier ttepmother and l^f-siiter, wlio did not lave h^^ 
troUed to dl •orti of nm^TmBoent presents. ** Hod jou not better 
1 yottntlf tcmttd, Will F '* m^ lord BarduniotiUf taid lo bit brother^ 

' JUlilOll^ J^ bit him m tbftt afmlr of the hi>r«e, tbe Mohoclc will 
otrttinljf tiko 70a out of pawn/* It vmi then that Mr* WiUiam fell a 
tntA iviaovwt tliough not of that homble kind which »<>Tit the repontAtit 
Pfod^il to Im ]cn««i. *' Confotmd it,^' be groaned^ ^* to think that I 
liafV M tltii fellow iUp for sueh m little matter as forty pound ! Why, 
1m wm good tot a IhousaDd at Ii^ast/' 

A* for Maria, tJiat generous ere&ttiro accepted the good Fortune sent 
ker with a f^tofal heiirt ; and was ready to accept n& mtiob more aa 
3rott plaiitd^ HaTiag' p<dd off bet dcbti to her vadouB miUinen, 
trt4im#ii mA pnrrcrora, ihe forthwith proceeded to contract new onei* 
Mfi, Btt^f !ltr ladyuiip*! maid, went roand iiifi>rmii]g the tradespeople 
tluil fair niitnw waa about to contract a matrimonial alUancc with a 
r ^mtl&maM of immense fortune ; bo that they mi^ht ipye my lady 
» |o lay atmmut. Having beard the tame itory twice or thrtco 
Wfbtt, tba tn4«afoik might not give it entire credit, but their bill» were 
pild : WW t» Mr*. Pineott, of Keasingtoo, my lady showed no rancour, 
i aAblj atder«d fresh lupplies from her : and wbeu tbe drore about 
I tbt »il«[r to the toy-ihop, and from the toy-ihojs to the jewelleri 
ia a temkf with hrr maid and Mr^ Warringi^n iniide, they thonght her 
a ^"twTtitt woman indeed, to have tecured the Fortunate Tontb, 
ILmI^ Ibfff might wonder at the taste of thii latter in harinf^ iclooted 
m Mmif a b«auty. Mr. Sparkt, of Tavidtook Street, Covent Garden, 
look tktt libeftf of waiting upou Mr« Warringtou at bis lodgingi in 
Bifid 9tfiit, with tli» pearl necklace and the gold etwe« which be bad 
Wnaki to Lady Hana'ft eompatiy the day before ; and aakiig whether 
ba, tSpnlot ahould teavt tb«m at bis bouour'i Icdgiogf or mnA ^m lit 
Wr lihijlUp witli bk hcooin^s oomplimtnts f Harry addi^ a Haf oaf 
of fba floik wbieb tbt jeweller hspptned to bring with bim^ to tba 
aodilaeo aad tlM> otwee ; and ttimptuoQaly bidiiing that Indiviilual to Mrud 
him ia tilt billi took a mAJeAtio laarf of Mr. Bparki, who ratirod, bowing 
ofoo to 0«MbOf tti be quitted hit honoar% protance. 

Kcr Ai his boaatiM tad bi»re« £re many dayt tb« plaaaed jmmg 
Mkm 4nm ap ia bit pliattoa to Mr* Sparkaf thop, aad took a oooplo of 
triak«to for two yovaf ladloa, wtioti pareata had been kiad to bim, and 
isr wtiooL bo oatcftolsod a daoore regard, *' Ah ! " tboag^t bo, " how 
I viali t bad mj poor Oforgt^a wit| aad g^niui for pootry ! I woald aond 
Ihetm piioiatji Willi pretty venei to llctty an^ Thco^ X am fafv^ if 



gaoj wDl oad real regard conid make a p«^ot of me, t ■bonJd baTo no 
difleolty ia flacHng rhymes/* And 00 bo oaHed ia FaiiMMi Sampooa, 
sad tboy oooaooted a biliet togotlitr. 



tse 



THE ViaODflANS, 



CHAFTER XTiTTL 



IF WHICH HA££T FUES HlQm 



So Mr, HaiTf T^flTTingtoD, of '^•■ 
Street, LoadoQ, England, and Uvi 
bumpeis of tho best wine tbeteo' 
pretty generally reoognis^, Bei 
forttmate, ibd foahioniLble world 
welcome. Hirry was Uked bemv* 
rich, handfotDe, jovialp w^-bcm^ 
topet^r he likt-d a joOy song and a 
men, he loved nmj game tliat w 
l&dicA, be bad a modest blnabi 
terestmg; because^ to tbose biu^- 



"k, bad bifi lodgtngs m 
L tbe fat nf tbe load, t3)d druifc 
title of Fortamate Youtb wm 
ngf wealUiyf good^lookii]^, and 
Lm hf the haiid and mftde btm 
was likeabU ; becaasa lie wu 
tred, braTe ; because^ with joUj 
becaase, with geBfrlemga iporta' 
; or a- horseback ; becaoat^ vith 
iltj which rendei^ the Ud in- 
than himself in degree he wu 



always magnificently liberal, and aniious to spare annoy ance> Our Vir- 
ginian was very grand, and high and mighty, to be sure ; but, in those 
timea, when the distinction of ranks yet obtained, to be high and distant 
with his inferiors, brought no unpopularity to a gentleman* Remember 
that, in those days, the Secretary of State always knelt when he went to 
the king with his despatches of a morning, and the Under-Secretary never 
dared to sit down in his chief's presence. If I were Secretary of State 
(and such there have been amongst men of letters since Addison's days) 
I should not like to kneel when I went in to my audience with] my 
despatch-box. If I were Under-Secretary, I should not like to have to 
stand, whilst the Eight Honourable Benjamin or the Right Honourable 
Sir Edward looked over the papers. Bat there is a modus in rdm: 
there are certain lines which must be drawn : and I am only half 
pleased, for my part, when Bob Bowstreet, whose connection with letters 
is through Policemen X and Y, and Tom Garbage, who is an esteemed 
contributor to the Kennel Miscellimy, propose to join fellowship ai 
brother literary men, slap me on the back, and call me old boy, or by nj 
Christian name. 

As much pleasure as the town could give in the winter aeaaon of 
1756-57, Mr. Warrington had for the asking. There were operas for 
him, in which he took but moderate delight. (A prodigious deal of 
satire was brought to bear against these Italian Operas, and they were 
assailed for being foolish. Popish, unmanly, unmeaning ; but people 
went, nevertheless.) There were the theatres, with Mr. Garrick and 
Mrs, Pritchard at one house, and Mrs. Clive at another. There were 
masquerades and ridottos, frequented by all the fine society : there were 
their Jordships and ladyships' own private drums and assemblies, which 
b^an and ended with, cards, AXid \«Yaci\i'^.^^T\ii^\A)Tv ^d^uot like so 



TUB TIHOlSflAKS, 



wtU u WhiWi, bioiiiie tJb« play thtre wu naitlittr «o hi^li nor ao ha 

Ottt dftjr hh kiiiin}»ii, Lord CaBtiewdod, took !iim to ooiut, and pre- 
iiMid Hoffj to Hifl Miyeftti^^ mha wu now oome to town from Ke&Atnj^- 
toa. Biil tiiAl f»doufl a&v^mgD eitJier did not like Hirry^a intraduot^r, 
«r haA Oiktr riMQiit for bring sulk^r. Bb Majesty oulj uid, '* O, hcud 
«f !«« irom IMf Yarwouth. The Earl of CajiLewcKNl " (tumliig 
to iiu lordahipi and ipeAking in GcrmaD], ^* ahull tell Lim that Ite (ilaji 
too niicli F '* Aftd bo oiijiogi the Defender of the Faith turuird hiii rojiil 



Lord GnUewood thfrnnk ba«k quito ^ghteced at thb oold fvi^ptioti 

Ol llil UfOa iBBstif , 

'^ What doit U My F" otked Hurry* 

** Em Makil/ thitOc* thty pl« j toa high &! Whito% and ia dsiploiMd/' 
«UipK«d tW nohlciaan. 

*< Jf bi ioei not wgjdt tU| wo had bolter not oomo «gun, th&l it &U/* 
Mid Haryy, atmply, '' I my^tf mmikamt oonaidirod tlyit GcrmAB I*Ujow 
% WioX }d%$ ol England,** 

•• Bmkk\ tat heaven*! aokei hold y«it? tOttlounded cclooial loitf no V* 
mim ma/L my lofi. ^* Dan't jqu s«e th» walk hepe hsTO em P*' 

^Aad «kit then? * a»k» Hr. Warrington. '«Why, look at the 
BJUfli I flsBg mo if it k t)c»t i|uite a cKiriosity I Thoy wtro all Bhakiag 
■aaili wilh mo, and bowing to me, and Hattering me, jnai now ; and at 
pnmmt ik^y aroid mt «» if I w«f« the plofti*.** 

** Sbako iUnd^ B«i>hew;* Mild a broad-foofdi hfOid-o^ovUered fenlli- 
■lA in a •eoriirt'Iaoed w&LM4>at, and a great rilfl fctMjUi! vlf • ** I 
boofd mhwt yoti aaid, I havo eon Uki tho waU, look yon* Aiid» now, if 
other pM^behow yon the (H)ld ihouldcr, ril gift yon my hand f* and, to 
■ffiaf, Ibt gentletaaii pnt ont a grrAt brown hand, with whi<»h he 
yfwypl Biny'a. *' Somrthizig of my brvtbor ahont your **ym and £mo« 
llNMhi I iBppoett tn your t»Iaad you i^r^w more wiry and thin likoH, t 
mm Mam nneli^ ehtld^ My name ia Sir Mlla Warrinfton. My lord 
lcii9Wi »• w«U enongh/' 

My tod ioolctd tery frighttfned anil yellow. " Tot, my dear Horry* 
nm M ypnr pal»mal umU^ liir MiUa Warrinft4»n/' 

^ lf%hl 00 woU havo oome to eeo hi tn Norfolk, m dangle obooi 
pl^riag tlie fool at Tunhridicn Wetk, Mr, Warrington, or Mr. Bcmond, 
lAkk 6m you eoll yotrrMlfi' ** inid the Baronet ''the old lady colli 
henelf Madam KAnonrl. dou*! ah^, ? '* 

**My mother ia not aihatnotl of bar father^i nomoi nor am I, uncle,** 
mid Mr [I«iry, rail Mr [ir^ndly* 

•*Wafl ftaid, 1*4! Comn boma and eat a bit of mutton with TaiIt 
*Warni^gion, at ihrvc, in lUll SUv^t^ — tliat ia, if youuandon r 

Wlutv^a kkkaliawi« Yan need not look frighlenod^ my Lord t ^ ^ ~ . ^ 1 

1 oliall tell no tolea out of oehool.** 

** 1^1 ua enro 8Ir Miliw Wtathgim wSX mak m m pmXmuKOkX^ W|% 
mx lardt m much pffrturbAlkm* 



300 THE TIRGINIAirS. 



"Belike hb will," growled the Baronet, tmning on hia heel. '* Aoi 
thou wilt come I jouog manj at three ; aad mind, good roast mixttoa 
Waits for nobod j^. Thou hast a great look of thy father. Lord bless tti^ 
how we ofied to beat each other I He was smaUer than me^ and in ooQTiee 
younger; but maDj a time he had the best of it. Take it he was h*B- 
peeked, when he mairied, and Ma^am EsmoDd took the spirit oat af hiAg 
when fibo got him in her island* Tirginia ii an island. Ain't it mi 
island P " 

Barry laughed, and said, " No ? " ' 1 the jolly Baronet^ goinS' ^ 
said, '^ Well, island or not, thoa mns, oae and tell all about it to mjr 
lady, She'U know whether *tis an isj or not*" 

*'My dear Mr. Wamngton/' >»' lord, with an apf»ealing^ look^ 

■'I need not tell you that, in t city, every man has en«mi«s, 

and that there ii a great, great * traotion and aeandaL I ^ew& 

spoke to you about Sir Miles ? i, precisely because I did know 

him, and because we have had s together. Should he p'^tmit 

himself remarks to my dispatageme i will receive them eum gr^mf^ 

and romeniber that it is from an %;i y they come,'* And tJw pair 
walked out of the King^s apartments auu into Bt, James's Btreet. Harrj 
found the news of his cold reception at Court had already preceded him 
to White's. The King had turned his back upon him. The King was 
jealous of Harry's favour with the favourite. Harry was au tnieux with 
Lady Yarmouth. A score of gentlemen wished him a compliment upon 
his conquest Before night it was a settled matter that this was amongst 
the other victories of the Fortunate Youth. 

Sir Miles told his wife and Harry as much, when the young man 
appeared at the appointed hour at the Baronet's dinner-table, and he 
rallied Harry in his simple rustic fashion. The lady, at first, a grand 
and stately personage, told Harry, on their further acquaintance, that 
the reputation which the world had made for him was so bad, that at firsi 
she had given him but a frigid welcome. With the young ladies, 
Sir Miles's daughters, it was, " How d'ye do, cousin?" and ** No, thank 
you, cousin," and a number of prim curtseys to the Virginian, as they 
greeted him and took leave of him. The little boy, the heir of the 
house, dined at table, under the care of his governor ; and, having his 
glass of port by papa after dinner, gave a loose to his innocent tongue, 
and asked many questions of his cousin. At last the innocent youth 
said, after looking hard in Harry's face, ** Are you wicked, ooosia 
Harry ? You don't look very wicked ? " 

" My dear Master Miles P " expostulates the tutor, turning very red. 

•* But you know you said he was wicked I " cried the child. 

** We are all miserable sinners, Miley," explains papa. " Haven't 
you heard the clergyman say so every Sunday ? " 

" Yes, but not so very wicked as cousin Harry. Is it true that yoa 
gamble, cousin, and drink all night with wicked men, and frequent the 
company of wicked women? To\i\aiow "^o^ wid «o^ Mr. Walker — and 
mamma said so, too, that Lady 'YaimouViL^«A«^m^^^^^"«sir 



TEE YIUGlXIi:i3. 301 



^ And yt>a tf^ ft littte pit«bjer/' cries papa ; *' a»d my mf«, ncpltew 
HAfTf , t* ft ftftQeb Jmcobita^yoii wou't liio her tlie wor»o for lUtiL 
Tftka Milftft to Itii sisters, Mr. Walker, and Tnpsham ihall giye thee a 
riiSa ia Um fKilt, ehild, on thj little horse/' The idea of ihu little hatso 
coaftotftj Miiilftr Mlkft ; for when kii father ordered him away to hh 
ilfttent lit h9d Iwfi^ to cry bitterly, bawlbg out that he would iar 
rather «tay wttii hia wicked oohsId. 

** Tb«jr luY« aiadi? you a $ftd rtaputation among 'em, nephew I " iay» 
tin Joilj Bftroiirt* '* My wile, you moat know^ of late years, and since 
1^ JeftOi of ny poor ddcit soQt has taken to^^tOp hum ! — to Tottenham 
Ooiul Boad and Mr. Whitd^Urs prei\obing ; and we have had one Ward 
■bottl th« bottfe, a friend of Mr. W^alket^a yondej", who Uaa reoount^nl tad 
Mockft tboot joo and your brother at honte*'^ 

** AbmU iQft» Sir Mik*s^ aa ranch a^ he please;*/* criea Harry^ warm 
WiA pori; ^'but TU break any man's bonet, who dates say a word 
ifaiail mj brother 1 Why, sir, that fcUow wat not fit to baekk my 
itflf Oootgvr^i ihoo ; and if I find him repeating at home what hd 
lo Mj In our houio in Virginia, 1 [iromife him a i^ooxid 



*To« fMW ta stand up for yonr fnendsp nephew Harry/' saji» tho 
fittlMt '*fUl thy glassj lad. Thou art not aa bad as thim haH 
I always told mj ladj so. I driiLk Madam Ejimond 
t'ft health, of Yirginia, and will ha? e a f uU hamper for that 




EmfTft ai ia dnty bound, emptied hia glasa, titled again, and drank 
Lady Wnri&fUm and ^lasler Miks. 

^ Tboii woohi^it be htir to fonr thousand acroi m Norfolk^ did he di^i 

li," Mid th^ Baronet, 
' Ood Isfliidt iirt ftjid be praised that ! have acres enough in Virginia 
of ay 0Wa ! ** eays Mr« Warrington. lie went up preeentlf and took n 
4hk «l etJIBbi with Lady Warrttigton : ho talked to the young ladise of 
the hgWM, He was fjuito easy, pleasant, and natural. There was oae 
rhal like Kanny Mouiilainp and this young lady became 
I Intiniite* When ho wtnl awayi they all agreed their wicked 
not near ao wicked as ihey had imagined him to he ; at any 
rmift» Wf hdf had strong hopes of rc^seuing hini from tbo pit. She icnt 
him ft good book that evening, whilst Mr. Hariy was at Whtte*B ; with 
ft fBvtty nete^ praying tliat " LawV Call" might be of MrYico to him : and, 
tlidi dli^alelicd, ahi and her daughlt^ra went off to a ruut at the h^unn 
ef ft wiiaitHr^a lady. But Harry, bvfore he went to Whitr 's, had drittn 
l» hift ftieod tfr. Sparks^ in Tairistocdc Btroet, and purohascd mora 
triskilft te hia female eouaina — ** from their aunt in Virginia/* he said. 
Too mm^ ht waa full of kindness : he kindled and warmed wiUi pfOi" 
ptdtj« Uttn are men on whom wealth hath &o such forttmnte udSm- 
warn, II hftrdeni base hearts : it mak«i thoae who w«fa nrnmi mdtm^E^ 
mean asd pvoud. If it should ploaae the gods to trf ttie ^lAk Vb& 
Ikwnnd ft ^mr, I wiU, e/ eouistr meekly aubmil mpm UiOauils 4ie«e«N 



ii^J 



101 THE YIEGTNIAKB. 



hut I will pray them to give me slrengtli enougli to beai tJbe tmL AH 
the girk in Hill Street were delighted at getting tKe presentft from A-miH 
Warrlagton in Virginia, and addresaed % collective iK>te, whieli mm^t 
hftTe ostanithed that good l&dj when sh« received It in Spring tixaef 
when she and MouatALa iiiid Fanity were on a visit to p^im^ deserted 
Cetstk woody when the snows had cleared awavi and a tlwtistuid peo/di^ 
trees flashed with bloaaoma. " Poor t*oy 1 " the mother thoiight* '-^ Thi* 
is some present he gave his eousiiis in my nnine^ in the tlmm <ii Mm 
prosperity — ^^ft ^f his eJitravogan^re and fully. How qaidtdT his wealth 
has passed away ! But he ^ver had * tad heart S&r the poor, lEoon- 
tain ; aod we must not forget Mm h seed* It behoTet in to be more 

than ever careful of our own e , my gt?od people ! '* And m 1 

daresay they wanned themselre j log^ and ate of one diab, wmt 

worked by one candle. And the v s ■ervantf, whom the gtMid sottl 

began to pinch more and more I ^ d, etole» and cheated more and 

more : and what was saved in. or iras stole in another* 

One afternoon. Mi. Harry lat Bond Street lodgti|gS| ari^fti 

in his dressiog'gown, sipping , celate, aurronoded by Inxnt^r 

encased in sail 0, and yet envelo^r ^^re. A few weeks previously^ 

when the Inck was with him, and ne was scattcriDf his benefactions ta 
and fro, he had royally told Parson Sampson to get together a list of hit 
debts, which he, Mr. Warrington, would pay. Accordingly, Sampeon 
had gone to work, and had got together a list, not of all his debts, — ^no 
man ever does set down all, — bat such a catalogue as he thought soffi- 
cient to bring in to Mr. Warrington, at whose breakfast-table the divine 
had humbly waited until his Honour should choose to attend it. 

Harry speared at length, very pale and languid, in curl-papert, had 
scarce any appetite for his breakfast ; and the Chaplain, fumbling with 
his schedule in his pocket, humbly asked if his patron had had a bad 
night ? Yes, his Honour had had a very bad night. He had been 
brought home from White's by two chairmen at five o'clock in tlie morn- 
ing ; had caught a eonfounded cold, for one of the windows of the chair 
would not shut, and the rain and snow came in ; finally, was in such a 
bad humour, that all poor Sampson's quirks and jokes could scareeiy 
extort a smile- from him. 

At last-, to be sure, Mr. Warrington burst into a loud laugh. It wis 
when the poor Chaplain, after a sufficient discussion of muffins, eggs, 
tea, the news, the theatres, and so forth, pulled a paper out of his pocket, 
and in a piteous tone said, <* Here is that schedule of debts whidi yoor 
Honour asked for — two hundred and forty- three pounds — every shilling 
I owe in the world, thank Heaven ! — that is — ahem ! — every shilling of 
which the payment will in the least inconvenience me — and I need not 
tell my dearest patron that I shaU consider him my saviour and 
benefactor ! " 

It was then that Harry, taking the paper and eyeing the Chaplain 
with rather a wicked look, burst into a laugh, which was, howevisr, any- 
thing but jovial. Wicked exeoxaUons, Tnicsrao^n^ «fifift;iEL'^ABied this oat- 



THl VlEGIKUKa 



•■Ttts 



firtuk of kunoiir, ind the luokl^n Chuj^kin felt tJuit lib p^titkn had 

MWie mi tlM «fiicrg inomcnl. 

^ CbuKMOid itr whj dkliiH YOU bring it at Monday V* HazTT nitked* 
** Oaaimsd »«, wW did I not bn»g It on Mwidaj P*' eelioiMl the Chjt[»' 

tsin*f tnnM wiuL ** It is mj luok — ^ntj ttvnftl huk* Hati ib« soids 

a ptifiw oti them. Mondn^r nighty and Imt Bight^ hiTe botli 
^nugaiBsl B9. Don*l (n; frightenedp CluptMii, ibj^ro'i loocey enotlglk 
^^^^^hoekcr jrtt. But I tniutt go iulo tbt Cit^ and get soma/' 
^^^^^Inl, 9^ cittt, 6trP'' mks his EetTmioo, with ftfmoo iktt was 
^^BHHnifedi tltouLgh it intc-BJed to h*} aliirmtfd, 

^^ '* Sdi «iiilt tlr P ¥«!« t I borrowed a buadnd of Maokreth in o^oat^s 
lail s%lil^ and tiiu»t p&j htm at dinaer Hom. I will do jma hmmmB 
for J<nt iwf^tktlaM, mud DCTer feftTi my good Mr. Saiapio^ COQ10 to 
fcraak^Ml l»^nuirroW| and wo will tee aad delmr yunt R«T€!reno« from 
tbe Plntlilfaia.** Bat thonfli ba laughed In Bampton'a preaeoot^ waui 
^bxff^ kk fttt a food hm nyom tha matttr, Hiury^t baad lank dorwm oft 
ld> Awitiritta tba pai^on quittad him, and hs aata &vwir tha &n^ heating 
1^ aatit ahovl with the pak«r, and gii^in^ nlteaaea to manf Qanghtj 
diijmt«4 wwdi, whieh showed, but did not teUtva^ ^ littation of 
UofTitil. 

In tltii fliood, the young t.-lbw was iut«rru|it«d I7 the nppearanoi of 

a ftioilt who an my otbt^r ik}-^vtfii on that one when hia lOfiBoienoo 

wai ia naeaij — was wdoom^ to Mr. WiuTtugton* Tbb wwm no othtr 

than Mr. Lnnbffrt, 10 bis nilltaiy draia, bat with a doak oter hini, wba 

tnm Iha fionntiy, had bcf^n to tho CApLain-QenenU^i Icfftv 

I and had ooma thenos to vUit lui joung Mend m Band 

Umof naj hara tbcragbt LtinbertS gi«c>iiiig rather cold ; bmi being 
wmfM with bit own tffaifSf ho [mt awaj Ikat notion. How wtfe tb« 
of Oakbont, aad Mki H«ttj, who was tiling whi»n he pas^td 
~ ia tha avtttiwf Purnlj? Mr, Waniagton was wry glad* 
ttij «m aomt to ttaj awbiln in London with their fnend Lord 
WrwIliaaiF Mn Harry wiu d«lii;ht6d — though it mint bo eoalnMd 
hia Ibot did aoi azbibit any peouliar aigm of ptoaiurt wh&k ha heard 



i ID yaa Utv at Whtttf^jit and with the grtat folkj ; aad yon tk» 
^■ifteaaaly ofviy dnj^ ojid you pay yuur oonrt at SU James's, und maka 
tmB al aty L&dy Yajmouth^s routi, and at all tiiv card-partin la tlia 
Osorl and of tha town f" aaki tho cc»baM^L 
** My daar ooloneli I do what othor falks do^** i^ra Uarry, with tathat 

' MkM am riekar fblka than lottt faUcSt my d«ar lad/' 
fV* aavi Mr. Warrhigtnig ** I waaU ihaiikyoti te baliofa Ikat 1 
J iir whkb 1 cannot pay t ** 
*I riMMld oacar kavif spoktn oiioat jaur «lui«t" m4ttM Mmt^ ^«^ 
Mtkdv tfejtMH^JBan'f laas^ty t«iie» **but tkalyoa j^myiil oaiaA*^ | 




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THE TIEGIKIA^^S, 






them to me. I hear dl sgrU of stories about the Fortumatts Youtlu 
Only at Ikb Boyal HighneeB*3 even to-day, thej were saving lioir rkli 
jou were already, aiid I did not imdoceive them — *^ 

** Colonel Lambert, 1 ean't help the world gogaiping i^bout me I '* one* 
Mr. Warrington, more and more im patient, 

" — And what prodigious Bums you liad won. Eighteen hundred eot 
night — two thousand anoiher — ^ix or eight thousand in all t 01 Ousm 
were gentlemen from White's at the loYee too, I oan as&iirQ yoUj and tht 
army can £ing a main as well as you oiviHansr* 

** I wish they would meddle with their own affairs," tayi Hluiy, 
fioowling at his old friend. 

** And I, toop you look as if you were going to aay, Wellj my boy, it 
u my a^aiTf and you must let Theo'a father and Hetty's father^ and 
Harry Warrington*8 falher*s old friend say how it is my affiur.*' Here 
the colonel drew a packet out of hia pocket* *^ Look you, Rarry, 
trinkets which you sent with the kindest heart in the world to 
who loTe you, and would cut oS' their little hands to spare yon m 
pain, could never he bought by a young feUow with two or three hundred 
a^year. Why, a nobleman might buy tbeae things, or a tioh City 
banker, and send them to bis — to his daughters, let us say." 

'' Bit, as you saji I meant only kindness/' says Hany, blnahing honi* 
ing-red. 

** But you must not give them to my ffirU, mj hoy, Hester uod 
Theodosia Lambert must not be dressed up with the winnings off tlfi 
gamiug- table, saviog your presence. It goes to my heart to bring hutk 
the trinkets. Mrs* Lambert will keep her present, which is of smsll 
yaluei and sends you her lore and a Qod bless you--^and so say I, Harry 
Warrington, witli all my heart*" Hero the good ooloncFa Tofo» WW 
much moved, and his faoe grew Tcry red, and be passed hia hiad oTtf 
his eyes ere ho held it out« 

Bat the spirit of rebellion was strong in Mr. Warrington. He Tom 
up from his seat, never offering to take the hand which bis senior Wd 
ont to him« *^ Give me leaYe to tell Colonel Lambert,'^ he taldf '^tbt 
I have had somewhat too much advice from him* You ai^a lor fftr 
volunteering it, sir, and when I don*t ask it. You make it yourk*- 
nf^ss to enquire about my gains at play, and about the comftitnr T li-^ss, 
What right have you to control my amusements or my conr ' 

strive to show my flense of your former kindness by Httloprci. ^,a .. ^ -^ 
family, and you Hmg — you bring them back." 

** I can't do otherwise, Mr. Warrington," says the Colonel j with a1«7 
1 face, 

"Sneh a slight may mean nothing here, sir, hut in our ecu "^ ''* 

means war, air I ** cries Mr. Warrington. ** God forbid l shoi; 

of drawing a uword against the father of ladita who have beon a* nuHvr 

and Sister to me : but you have "WGUwOLed my heart , Colonel Lamb«rt^ 

fon have, I won't aay insultieii >iul \iUT3miaB.\fcA. loa, laA^kU is a twit* 

meni I wUl bear from uo m«i ilvvft\ U^ ^sa^^TsS* m^^d^goAYi^ 



TEB TIRGIXUNa 



lOi 



CHAPTEE XLIT. 



oorrjmm what MioitT, fEEHipSp satk bkkb^ soFCfmt 



lo Ifei door, ktV* Sflyioj^ wliioh, and tustikg in hit brocsdo 
dgM i lii f-gowii| lCr« WurriiigtoD, with much ttatei walked oif to hk 

► 

^^K>H tha rrj(»etiQ® ttf hU peaoe-oferingi, our warlike joun^ Amoriom 

^^■kf ciiOM to be 10 g^&t wrath not only agsmst Colonel Lambert, bat 

^^■i wboltof tl^mt gBntlemui^i fftmilji ** Ho biit humiimted me befora tbo 

^^li 1 '^ t]bol^^ht the joung mftti, '^ He imd Mr* Wolfe, who were lor eTor 

fnaahtof tnomJItj to me, &od giving tliemselTes airs of auperiontj and 

kKW9 ugMM b««Q holding me up to the fimilj as a BCape^rteo 

frodt§a]« The J aro m Ttrtuoufi that thej wonH ahake mo by tht 

iirmlli ; md whoa I want to ihow thom a UtHo oommon gratitiidef 

liw^r ^i wgf ppeMmts in my face ! ** 

Wliy, lir, tho tbiagi must be worth a Httli; furtuno I ** aaya Farion 

ii flMttog in aya of ooroloiuaiaH oa ihct two moroooo bcixei, 

iawbiah, «■ Ihelf whito aatia oitihkni| t^poi«d Mr, Bparki** gddau 



*' Tbtff aoil aome money p Bampoon,*' aayi the young maiL *' ITot 
thst I vooUi giiidgo ton ttaios the amotint to peof»l« who haro beoa kind 

••Kai, bith, «r, not if /Imowyour honour!'* interjiK^ta Sampooiii 
wkio orrer loct a elianoo of pmising kin joung patrom to his faoe. 

** Tl» repeater, th«y told mut woi n groat baxgaio^ and worth a hundred 
pmmim ■! Pariii Llltlo Mita Hetty » I remember saying that she loogid 
ta kava a rtpoattng wateh.^' 

" 0| what a Ioto 1 *' oriea the ChapUlo, " with a little circle of pearla 
wm tlw biokt and a diamond knob for the handle ! Why, 'twould win 
flttf umaiTi hearty lir ! '* 

** Tbcvi paiota an ftpple-woman with a baikat, I hava a tnind to^ng 
ihv tbJitg oQlr to hor ! '" ctk* Mr. Warriogton, fioroely. 

Wkcn Batfy went out upon bminoasp whkli toek him to the dty and 
A* Tottfttiv Ma paraiiit* did not follow hlfli rmy fat into the Btrand ; 
1«$ tfftad away, owniu^ that ho had a tarror of Chaooery Lane, ita 
and procinata, Mr* Warrington want than to hi* broker, 
Umj wmlkod to the Bank togeth^r^ wfaero they did aome HtUe 
il the end of which, and after tha iiipibg of a tn^ing 
or two, Harr)' departed with a certain niiinljcr of eriip bank* 
Im hii pooket Th« broker tmk Mr* Warrington to ona nf tha 
great dtns^f4toQj«e for which tbo c^ty wi» famona ihcn am now -, %nii 
lAtt-warda thawed Mr. WAriingioa tho Virginia walk Vi.'^fxtx ^Oei^ni^ 



366 THfi TOmOTIilfS. 



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lady m Yirgiuia baj^ he thought, if ah^ knew that h& whj {mfrying o^C 
in that bottomleEfl gsmhkr'i pocket a great portion of \d& fdlh«i^« pfttn- 
monj f Those are all TirgiiLia meichantaf thislci bet ^^^^ th^j mre ttJL 
tolklDg to one another about me, and all saj'tngi ^^ That ii joaag Ksiiion^ 
of Castlewood, on tho Potomao^ Madam K&mo^d^}%oii^ and he has beexL 
lo&iDg his moaef at plaj^ and he has been selliiig out so muehj ftiid «^ 
much, and so niuchi" 

His spintB did not rise imtH ho had passed nndar the traitorv' headt 
of Templa Bar, and was fairly out ' ^"^e city. Fram the Stxand llr, 
Harry walked home, looking in at imc^a's Strict by the way ; but 

there was Dobc^y there as yet, thi ay not oomin^ to ike dbooola£e 

honso till a kt«r hoto^. 

A^rriTed at home, Mr. Harry ^^' % bla bundle of bank-notes ; fvU 

three of them into a Bheet oi "^hioh he &enLi carefuily, haviif 

previonaly written within the word!, ^* Much good may thtf 

do you, H. £* W./' and this pv dlreoti to the Eo?erefid Ur* 

6atDpeou, — leaving it on the a ghiis^ with diroctioitf to hM 

ferranta to gi-ro it to thnt dirine ' thonld oome m. 

And now his Honour *s pba(?ton la uniog^ht to the door, aad lie lAiipi 
CD, thinking to drire roond the park ; but the rain ooming on, or th« 
east wind blowing, or some other reason arising, his Honour turns his 
horses' heads down St. James's Street, and is back at White's at abovt 
three o'clock. Scarce anybody has come in yet. It is the hoar wha 
folks are at dinner. There, however, is my cousin Castlewood, lounging 
over the Public Advertiser, having just oome off from his du^ at Coart 
hard by. 

Lord Castlewood is yawning over the Public Advertiser. What shall 
they do ? Shall they have a little pioquet ? Harry has no olijaetion to 
a little picquet. <* Just for an hour," says Lord Castlewood. *' I dine 
at Arlington Street at four." <* Just for an hour," says Mr. Warrington, 
and they call for cards. 

*' Or shall we have 'em in up-stairsP" says my lord. ''Out of the 
noise?" 

" Certainly, out of the noise," says Harry. 

At^five o'clock a half-dozen of gentlemen have oome in after their 
dinner, and are at cards, or coffee, or talk. The folks from the ordinsiy 
have not left the table yet There the gentlemen of White's vriU often 
sit till past midnight. 

One toothpick points over the oofibe-house blinds into tlie street 
" Whose phaeton ? " asks Toothpick 1 of Toothpick 2. 

" The Fortunate Youth's," says No. 2. 

** Not so fortunate the last three nights. Luck confoundedly against 
him. Lost, last night, thirteen hundred to the table. Mr. Warringtoa 
been here to-day, John?" 

'' Mr. Warrington is in the house now, sir. In the little tea-room 
with Lord Castlewood ttnoethi«« o'doe^L. TKey are playing at pioquet^'' 
A175 JobiL 



THE TIBOTirEAKS, 



m 



** Wlwi tei §m Cbiibvood,'' sftjt N^ I, with a ilmig. 

Ha* wmmd fwHoBiti grovk out aii execratiaa . " Oima Ube Mlow t ^' 

1m iftySi '* Bt Bat 00 dglil to be in tlils elub at di. Ha do^so^t (laj if 

SMtkauQ mght zwt to pky with him. Sir Miles Wuriu^a 

i m» U Cbofl tJie tilhm daj , thut CkstltwocMl hm owed him money oa 

I OutMnidd/' MjB No. 1p "dou^t Ion if he playi ftloot. A krgi 
fjhtrrus him^ yuu ten— Ihai's whj^ lit doean't aotm L0the tabled' 
I hoitiOfai feftUemfln grisip and shows ftll Ilia to«tbi poliAbcd 




Ifll't go «]i and itop 'ent,** growlt Ho* 2. 
«* Wh J f " uha the odi«r. " Mash tietter took out a- window, Lamp- 
llf htet geng up Iho \mMtn hmmiM iport* Look nl ttmt old pult in Iho 
«bttBv Ad jrott «Yer tee ineli ■& old ^nis f " 

" Wb9 b thit juft gOM out of the hooeef Am I Ere, it'i Wm^ 
matmt & i Ki n i to hAT« fbfgotten thfti hit pliMton hit btto lMf% 
' «II the tioM* 1 bet you two to ooo ho hoe bees leii&g to 



: 



te" 



*■ JMkt d*7«i t«k# m» to bo ft foolF '^ ulct the ooe gentlemasi of the 

** fMlf pftir of hoiiee the yotilh hM got How he it flogging 

1** Asi Aff tm Mr. Wamngtim gmlloplisf uf the itieet^ tnd 

iod oh airman clr firing bdbft him : pfeieg tly nf Laid 

ii eeen to ester a dmr, lud go bia wmj. 

np to hti own door. It wu but n f^w yftfds, tuid thoio 
fvr liMMi httra been beaiiiig the pevement all tiiia whdo in tbo nin. 
He* GmVi b «iim^ ^ ^ ^^^ ^ WOfifitttioii with a oottotijibd 
loekisg iMiv vbo Iftpe off «slh s earfMf . Mr* 0«sibo b alwmyi eo^ged 
| f i tty iB&id or othi»r. 
bee Mt* Hampitsa beam hereP" aafca Qtmibo-a Wfiiltr ffom 

*^lf^mtm Mn BampfOTi hcfe ^t boen hft^l^ anawvre Mr. War* 
Hurry bida hlia to go up-etaixi and bring down 
to Ur« Sttjupion* 
to Mr, Sompeon T jeaii alr»'^ tiya Mr* Oumbop who 

riMd. 

**A 9mM loiter, atu^idT on the tneatlepbee, in the glaier' aayt 
£ tftd Onmbo leiiurely retiTei to ftleb that doeaaient. Ao iooii 
iM il, he imtUB hiji hofiox' hcede towarde 8t Jasaa^a Bli^et, 
tka twa gentieiDaiiv etill yawmbtg out of the wisdow al White^a, 
Iba 9cvte8alB Youth, in an iiuiuit, baok again. 
Mm tbey pa»od ool of Iba Uttb tea-room wbara ha a&d Lord Oaatlo- 
bad bad tbair pi^fOil logither, ltr« Winlagto had 
f aB fl M iB bad tninid tbo plfty^rorini, and that there wai a I 
8hm wtm abaadj Meadily &t work, and had tbeb 
ao : tbej kept tttdt aeata at the ehib, wMoh ihc| ^V qi& ^\wm 
tbif b»d a mind to ail dova !»• filter night'a pUf . 
Mr. War^^irw«aD #oaf to l&e dific'a dcak, pays bii w»mSL ^ ^^ 



Tm VIEGIHIAKi. 



J 



preTious night, and, titling down at tht table, ©ftUfi for fresh coimlcn. 
This has beea decidedly an nnlncky week with the Fortunate Yootli^ 
And to-mght is no more fortunate than pneTions nights haTO he^n. 
He calls for more oormter^, and moire preaentlj. He is a little pd« 
and tiJent, though very eiuy and poUt« when talked to. But he 
cannot win- 

At kfit ho gets up. " Hang it ! e^j and mend your luek I ^' sajs 
Lord Marchf who is sitting by his side with a heap of countcTs befc^is 
him, green and white^ ** Xske a hundred of mine» snd go on 1 " 

•* I have had enough for to-night, my lord/' eays Harry, snd risM 
and goes away, and eals a broiled bone in the ooffee'room, and walks 
' bark to his lodgings sometime about midnight iL man after a gnat 
catastrophe commonly sleeps very well. It is the waking in the moTning 
which is sometimes queer and unploassant- Last night you propoaed *e 
Miss Brown : you quarrelled over your cups with Captam ion«s^ aad 
Yalorously pulled his nose : yon played at oa^ with Colond Bo bi a w oOi, 
and gave him, how man^r I O TT^sI These though ts, with a ^e 
headache, assail you in the morning watches. What a dreorf * teary 
gnlf between tci-day and yesterday I It seems as if you are yean oM^r. 
Can't you leap baok orer that ch^Lsm again, and is it not possible that 
Yesterday is bat a dream ? There you are, in bed. No daylight in at 
the windows yet Poll your night-cap over your eyes, the blanketi 
over your nose, and sleep away Yesterday. Psha, man, it too* but a 
dream I no, no ! The sleep won't come. The watchman bawls some 
hour — what hour P Harry minds him that he has got the repeating 
watch under his pillow which he had bought for Hester. Ting, ting, 
ting I the repeating watch sings out six times in the darkness, with a 
little supplementary performance indicating the half hour. Poor dear 
little Hester ! — so bright, so gay, so innocent he would have liked her 
to have that watch. What will Maria say P (0, that old Maria ! what 
a bore she is beginning to be ! he thinks.) What will Madam Esmond 
at home say when she hears that he has lost every shilling of his readj 
money — of his patrimony P All his winnings, and five thousand poondi 
besides, in three nights. Castlewood could not have played him fslse ? 
No. My lord knows picquet better than Harry does, but he would not 
deal unfairly with his own flesh and blood. No, no. Harry is glad 
his kinsman, who wanted the money, has got it And for not one more 
shilling than he possessed, would he play. It was when he counted up 
his losses at the gaming-table, and found they would cover all the 
remainder of his patrimony, that he passed the box and left the table. 
But, cursed bad company ! O extravagance and folly I humi- 
liation and remorse I ** Will my mother at home forgive me," thinks 
the young prodigal. " that I were there, and had never left it ! " 

The dreary London dawn peeps at length through shutters and 

curtains. The Housemaid enters to light his Honour's fire and admit 

the dun morning into his windows. Her Mr. Gumbo presently follows, 

who warms his mastei^a dressiDg-^wiL axA «^\a q^qX. \ca ^^'■on^-^te 



THE YIB0INIAK8. a09 



and Unem Tim mifw the hairdresier to onrl and powder his Honoar, 
whilst ht retds his aofning's letters ; and at breakfast time oomes that 
inoTitahle Tuma Sampson, with eager looks and servile smiles, to wait 
on his patron. This Pwrson would haye returned yesterday aooording to 
mntoai sgrsiiant, bnt some jolly fellows kept him to dinner at the 
8t Alban'Si and, fidth, they maide a night of it 

'' 0, FtosoQ I " groans Harry, ** 'twas the worst night yon ever made 
in yoor life ! Look here, sir I " 

** Here is a hioken envelope with the words, ' Much good may it do 
joo,' written within," says the Chaplain, glanoing at the paper. 

'*Lodk on the ontside, sir I" cries Mr. Warrington. "The paper 
was direetsd to yon." The poor Chaplain's oonntenanoe exhibited 
great alarm* ** Has some one broke it open, sir P " he asks. 

'* SooM one^ yes. I broke it open, Sampson. Had you oome here as 
yon pppposed yesterday afternoon, yon would have found that enve- 
lope fell of hank-notes. As it is, they were all dropped at the infernal 
Maeeotabb last night" 

** What, all?" says Sampson. 

** Yes, all, with aU the money I brought away from the dty, and all 
the ready nioiMy I have left in the world. In the afternoon I played 
pieqnet with my eons— with a gentleman at White's — and he eased me 
of all tha money I had about me. Remembering thi^t there was still 
sona BMOoy left here, unless you had fetohed it, I oame home and 
earried it baek and left it at the Maooo table with every shilling besides 
thai bdoBga to me— and — great heaven, Sampson, what's the matter, 

**Itfs my luck, ifs my usual luck," ories out the unfortunate 
Chaplain, and fairly bursts into tears. 

** What I Yon are not whimpering like a baby at the loss of a loan 
of a eoDfla of hundred pounds P" ories out Mr. Warrrngton, very ficroe 
and aagiy. ** Leave the room, Qumbo I Confound you I why ore you 
always poking your woolly head in at that door P " 

^'Somaena below wants to see Master with a little bill," says Mr. 
Onmbo. 

** TtU him to go to Jericho ! " roars out Mr. Warrington. '< I«t me 
■sa nobody I I am not at home, sir, at this hour of the morning ! " 

A flinninr or two, a scuffle is heard on the landing-place, and silence 
inaily ensues. Mr. Warrington's scorn and anger are not diminished 
by this ahereation. He turns round savagely upon unhappy Sampson, 
who sits with his head buried in his breast 

** Hadn't you better take a bumper of brandy to keep your spirits up, 
Mr. SampaonP" he asks. << Htng it, man! don't bo snivelling like a 

«*0, i^a not met " says Sampson, tossing his head. " I am used to 

** Not yon I Who then ? Are yon crying becaosa idin<iV»^i ^^ >^ 
hmh, fnyt** aafty Mr. WvriBgtim. 



no TUS TIRGTJfUKS. 



** Yes, iir I " raj^a the CbapUin witb »&me «pirit ; ** because some- 
bodj «lse is hurt^ nad throug^h mj f&alt I have lod^ for mimr 
ycBTS in Ltmdoa with a bootmaker, a "vmj honest mnn ; and, m. hfw 
daja dnee, hftTiDg a perfect relinnee npon^upoii & fri«ad wb^ had 
promised to aooommodate me with a loaa — I borrowed wiZtf pa/uaiM 
from my Lusdlord which he was about to pay to hia own, I caa'i get 
the tnoii^. My poor Istidlord' a goods will be seized for rent ; bia w\i& 
and dear young children wiil be turned into the itneet ; and this lioncsl 
iamily will be ruined through my fault. But, as you say, Mr. War- 
rington » I ougbt not to flajTcl like a woman. I will re&iember tbat ^%m 
helped me once^ and will bid you forcweli, sir." 

And, taking bis broad-lenfied hat, Mr. Chaplain walked out of flw 
room. 

An execration and a savage laugh, 1 am sorry to say, bunt out of 
Harry's lips at thb sudden moTOmeot of the Chaplaiu^s, He waj in. 
fluoh a pastion with bimEelf, with eircumstaneeSf with all people lomrd 
about him, that he scarce knew wKerc to turn, or what ha said, 
Sampson beard the sarago laughter, and ^len the Toioe of Barry J 
caUiiig from the stairs, ^^ Sampson, Sampson ! bang yon I oome back ! ' 
It*B a mistake ! I beg your pardon 1 " But the Chaplain waa cut ts^ 
the Boul, and walked on. Harry heard the door of the street as the 
Parson slammed it. It thumped on his own breast. He entered hia 
room, and sank back on his luxurious chair there. He was Prodigal, 
amongst the swine — his foul remorses ; they bad tripped him up, 
and were wallowing over him. Gumbling, extravaganoe, debauchery, 
dissolute life, reckless companions, dangerous women — they were all 
upon him in a herd, and were trampling upon the prostrate yoong 
sinner. 

Prodigal was not, however, yet utterly overcome, and had some fight 
left in him. Dashing the filthy importunate brutes aside, and, as it 
were, kicking his ugly remembrances away from him, Mr. Warrington 
seized a great glass of that fire-water which he had recommended to> 
poor humiliated Parson Sampson, and, flinging off his fine damask 
robe, rang for the trembling Gumbo, and ordered his coat. "Kot 
that ! " roars he, as Gumbo brings him a fine green coat, with plated 
buttons and a gold cord. A plain suit— the plainer the better I The 
black clothes." And Gumbo brings the mourning-coat which his 
master had discarded for some months past. 

Mr. Harry then takes : — 1, his fine new gold watch ; 2, his repeater 
(that which he had bought for Hetty), which he puts into hia other 
fob ; 3, his necklace, which he had purchased for Theo ; 4, his rings, 
of which my gentleman must have half-a-dozen at least (with the 
exception of his grandfather's old seal-ring, which he kisses and lays 
down on the pincushion again); 5, his three gold snuff-boxes; and 
6, his purse knitted by his mother, and containing three shillings and 
airpenoe and a pocket-piece brought from Virginia; and, putting on 
Ills bat, issues from his dooi* 



THX YIBGINIANS. Sll 



At tUthtkadimr btitmetby Mr. Buff, hk landlord, who bows 
and erin§c« and pate into his Honoar^s hand a strip of paper a yard 
long. '< Maeh obliged if Mr. Warrington will teUle. Mrs. Buff has a 
largo MioaBi t» Mako np to-day." Mrs. Raff is a milliner. Mr. Koff 
ia one of tho head-waiters and aidee-de-eamp of Mr. Mackreth, the 
proprietor of White's Clnb. The sight of the landlord does not add to 
the lodgw^a good hnnsoor. 

*'PtofaapB his Honour will haye the kindness to settle the little 
aoooaat?'' aaka Mr. Rufll 

*' Of ooarae I will settle the aooount," says Harry, glumly looking 
down over Mr. Raff's head from the stair above him. 

" Perhaps Mr. Warrington will settle it now f " 

"No, dr, I will noi settle it noi/I " says Mr. Warrington, bullying 



^roi f i y — Tery much in want of money, sir,*' pleada the Toice 
onder him. " Mrs. Buff is " 

" Hang yoa, sir, get out of the way ! " cries Mr. Warrington, 
fwomooaly, and driving Mr. Buff baokward to the wall, sending him 
almost topay-tarry down his own landing, he tramps down the stair, 
and walka fetth into Bond Street 

The Oanda were at exereise at the Eing^s Mews at Charing Cross, as 
Harry psned, and he heard their drums and fifes, and looked in at the 
gate^ and saw them at drill. " I can shoulder a musket at any rate," 
thooght ha to himself gloomily, as he strode on. He erossed St 
Martin's Lane (where he transacted some busiocss), and so made his 
way into Long Acre, and to the bootmaker's house where friend 
Saaipeoa lodged. The woman of the house said Mr. Sampson was 
not at home, but had promised to be at home at one; and, as 
aha kaaw Mr. Warrington, showed him np to the Parson's apart- 
Bcata, where he sate down, and, for want of oooupation, tried to 
read an unfinished sermon of the Chaplain's. The subject was the 
Pntdigal Son. Mr. Harry did not take very accurate cognisance of tho 



^' he heard the landlady's shrill voice on the stair, pursuing 
somebody who ascended, and Sampson rushed into the room followed 
by the sobbing woman. 

At teeing Harry, Sampson started, and the landlady stopped. 
Abeorbed in her own domestic cares, she had doubtless forgot that a 
t awaiting her lodger. *' There's only thirteen pound in the 
, and he will be here at one, I teU youl " ahe was bawling aat, 
aa sha pursued her victim. 

^Haah, huthi my good creature!" cries the gasping Chaplain, 
p ft nit' f*g to Harry, who rote from the vrindow-seat ** Don*t yoa see 
Mr. Warrington P I've business with him— most important business. 
It will be all right, I toU you ! " And he soothed and e«LX%e. 
Mxa. Landlady out of the room, with the erowd oi aiuuo^ \iV^ ^^^ 
r Mt her mmta. 



Uil THE VmOIKIAKfl. 



** Sampson J I h^ye come to ask your pardoz], figftitii" Mtjra Mr« Wftr- 
ringtoD, rising tap* '* What I said to-day to you was very cruel and 
utijuat, aod uxiHke a gentleman/^ 

^* I^ot a word more^ sir," ^ays the other, coldly aitd ftodij^ bowing 
&Dd BCOfeely pressing the hand which Harry offered him. 

^' I £ee you are Btill angry with me,^' Harry continues, 

** I?ay, sir, an apology is $di apology. A man of my station ci£i a^ 
for no more from one of youn. Ho doubt you did not mean to giv^ 
me pain* And what if yon did ? And yon aro not the only on» of tho 
family who has,'* he said, at he looked piteouflly round the roonu ** I 
wiah I had never known the name of Etmond or Castlewo\>d,'' be ccm'- 
tinues, *' or that place yonder of which the picture hangs over my fire- 
place, and where I have buried itf)'aelf these long, long year^ My 
lord} your cousin ^ took a fancy to me, ^aid ha would make my fortune, 
haa kept me a$ his dependent till fortune has passed by me^ and now 
refuses me my dne,'' 

" How do you mean your dne, Mr^ Sampaon P " aak» Harry. 

*' 1 mean three yeara* salory whioh he owea me aa Chaplain of Coitlfr- 
wood. Seeing yon eould give me do money, I went to his lordship thii 
morning, and a^ked him. I fi:U i>n my knees, and asked him, ^ii^ 
But his lordship had none. He gave me civil words, at least (saving 
your presence, Mr. Warrington), but no money — that is, five guineas, 
which he declared was all he had, and which I took. But what an 
five guineas amongst so many ? 0, those poor little children ! those 
poor little children ! " 

*< Lord Castlewood said he had no money ? " cries out Harry. '' He 
won eleven hundred pounds, yesterday, of me at picquet — which I paid 
him out of this pocket-book.'' 

** I daresay, sir ; I daresay, sir. One can't believe a word his lord- 
ship says, sir," says Mr. Sampson ; <* but I am thinking of execution in 
this house and ruin upon these poor folks to-morrow." 

*' That need not happen," says Mr. Warrington. <'Here are eighty 
guineas, Sampson. As far as they go, God help you ! 'Tis all I 
have to give you. I wish to my heart I could give more as I promised; 
but you did not come at the right time, and I am a poor devil now until 
I get my remittances from Virginia." 

The Chaplain gave a wild look of surprise, and turned quite white 
He fiung himself down on his knees and seized Harry's hand. 

<* Great Powers, sir!" says he, '*are you a guardian angel that 
Heaven hath sent me P You quarrelled with my tears this morning, 
Mr. Warrington. I can't help them now. They burst, sir, from a 
grateful heart. A rock of stone would pour them forth, sir, before such 
goodness as yours ! May Heaven eternally bless you, and give you pros- 
perity I May my unworthy prayers be heard in your behalf, my friend, 
my best benefactor I May ^" 

<< Nay, nay I get up, friend — get up, Sampson ! " says Harry, whom 
the Chaplain's adulation and fine phrases rather annoyed. '< I am glad 



TAB VIBGDfU>^S, 



3U 



Id hx^ bitn M$ to do >au a terfice — tLaoeTelf ^lud. There— Uieft 1 
Don't bt «& jroor kii»«t to mo !*' 

*'To Hwio who Bent you to me, wt^^ criet tbe Cbapkiiu ^vMfi, 
Wiilval Mn. Wontoji!'' 

^ Wimi it it^ miY" eaya th^ landkdiri iHftBlitl^f wboi iadted, Iiad 
hmm Ai tJio door tlio wboLti time. ** We lu^ laTed, Mfa« Weaton I Wo 
An» aftfidf" erks tbo Chuplaia. ** Kaeel^ kn^l, woman, And ihtink 
out lanalMtor 1 Raiia yout innoeent voioeif child ren, and bless him ! " 
A Mii w gi al w]iim[>er trotto round Harry, "mhioh the Chftplaiii hd oft, 
mhSyt tibo young VirgiQian stood, timperbg wrA weU-pleaB«d« in ibo 
wM^ of this ooflgrigstioo. They irouid wofihip, do what he mi;^ht. 
On« of iJao ohiUrto, not ondorstjuidiDg tho kneeling order, and standing 
up, Ibo awthsr fttobed ber o ilap on the e&r, oryingr '^ Df c^t it, Jane, 

blew tb« g^ndetn&n, I tell *ee!'* Wo IcnTo 

: Ihit tweet benedictory lervioe. Mr« Hany walks oS 
ImB Loif 4eri, for^ttini? almost tho grie^ of the former lour or 
fifi itt^ sad tingliiig with the oontdoimtow of bftring done m good 



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\ with whom Otusbo bsd bttm eonrvniug oa that 
i Hiny drove up from White*i to hit lodginjf^ mi Mn. 
iCikburct, the attr'^ '^e lidit^nlhrri^. Wherever that 

^ 0iDbbo went, he 1« s ^ and admirer* in ibe trmnta' 

tlilllk wo tftid it was on a VVedntiday evctUlif , bo and Mn. 
Mot] J liad fitobrd a w:ilk together, and thoy wtrt performing tba * 
Aslilili Morteioi ttii n parting, when Gmnbo^tinaiior ottme np^ 

md pit aa tod to th< i whispering! and what noL 

Fot naxiy houn on VVednt'idny, on Thursday, on Friday , a pale lilUo 
L tAta at a window in I^ord Wroiham^t bouto, in n ill Blr4?et» her 
I iiitf r wittfully WfttcbioK her, Khe would not go ouL They 
IcafV ^Atom tho waa ojtpcotlng. lie pai«Dd the door onoe, and «he tnif^bt 
hmw tbo^bt be waa oomiiig, but he did not. He w«ut into a uci^h* 
bottriag Iwoaa. Papa bad ner^r told ilit girli of iho prmurnln whioli 
Harrj kad tmt, and onlj whixpcrfd a word or two to thair mother 
nfal«lh^tbll i^uarrel with the young Virginian. 
Ob Satitrdiy night there wai an Opera of Mr* Uandel'if and p«p« 
liaketa for the galkry. HHty went thit wfmiag. Thm 
wmM do bar fiood, Tbto ttioofbt, and— aad, ptriiapa tbaro 
i ba teatbody cmoogtt tho floo eoapaiiy ; but Bomebody wat ool 
Ihm ; aad Mr. llajidel'a flna muaio fall blank upon tho poor ekild. II 
a||M Ikts boBA Sigiior Boaosoini'at and tho would bavo aoaiot koowa 

Am iba ehildreti m sndnwing, and takijig off tboao asart new tatfai 
ift wkkb tbij app a af td at tlii! Op«ra, lookinir ie freab and to pretty 
all Iba tawdry rougod folk, Thao munrka bow 'rery tad and 
Mf«. Molly Uwir maiti appaara, Thmi la always anxious 
qUmt paopta sMUti In Iroubla ; not so Het^, now, wbo ta su^irringt 



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314 



THlg tmfilWTAXS, 



ptKjr thingj from one of the most selfiah malftdiea whieh exer ^ 
mortals* Have yon evor been amongrst iasoae people, aad remarks^ 
how ttej nerver, aeTe? tJitnk of any but tbenatelTts P 

*' What U the miitter, Molly ?'' u^ks kind Theo : and, indeed, HcUj 
b&s been longing to tell her yoang ladies, **0 Miss Theo ! O 
Hetty I *' she says ; ** "Row ever can I tell j'ou ? Mr, QuTiibo have 1 
bere, Mr. Warrington^s ooloured gentlenmn^ miss; uad h» isyv Mr. 
Warrin^n hare be^n took by two baDiSs this eyening^ as ht vonet oqI 
of Sir Miles Wairington's house, tbw* i^^ors off.^' 

*'SUenot!" cries Theo, quite ste: * Who is it 'Oiat giv«s thom 
three shrieks F It is Mrs. MoU^j w ihooses to soream, hecauai^ Mim 
Hetty has faUen faiatiiig from her oH&^i:. 



CHAFTEE XLT. 



TS WHICH HABBT FIKDS TWO XJITCLES, 




Ws haye all of us, no doabt, had a fine experience of the world, and 
a Tast variety of charaetere have passed under our eyes ; but there is one 
sort of men — not an uncommon object of satire in novels and plays-— of 
* whom I confess to have met with scarce any specimens at all in my 
intercourse with this sinful mankind. I mean, mere religious hypocrites^ 
preaching for ever, and not believing a word of their own sermons ; 
infidels in broad brims and sables, expounding, exhorting, comminating, 
blessing, without any faith in their own paradise, or fear about their 
pandemonium. Look at those candid troops of hobnails clumping to 
church on a Sunday evening ; those rustling maid- servants in thdr 
ribbons whom the young apprentices follow ; those little regiments of 
schoolboys ; those trim young maidens and staid matrons, marching with 
their glistening prayer-books, as the chapel bell chinks yonder (passing 
Ebenezer, very likely, where the congregation of umbrellas, giest 
bonnets, and pattens, is by this time assembled under the flaring gss- 
lamps). Look at those ! How many of them are hypocrites, think yon F 
Very likely the maid-servant is thinking of her sweetheart : the grooerii 
casting about how he can buy that parcel of sugar, and whether the 
County Bank will take any more of his paper : the head- schoolboy is 
oonning Latin verses for Monday's exercise : the young scapegiaoe le- 
members that after this service and sermon, there will be papa^s exposi- 
tion at home, but that theip will be pie for supper : the clerk who calls 
out the pssdm has his daughter in trouble, and drones through his 
responses scarcely aware of their meaning : the very moment the pazsai 
hides his face on his cushion, he may be thinking of that bill which is 
oooiing due on Monday* ISiese people are not heavenly-minded ; they 



Tine nioiKUir& 



sti 



ftft» of tli# wvM, w^fldljri And hav« not y«t ^ot tbek f#«t o^ of tt ; bat 
thvy m iMi lijrpoflrite*, look ^au. Folka have tbeit reli|rioii b aame 
iMady iDiBlii ioei*li|i| ii« t& were, — a Talunble modieine, to he talfeti in 
iU-lniiyk; mtd m m&iL administers bis nostnim to bii neigh botir, ^nd 
itOinBitd* bi« private carta for tbe otb^x^a eomplojiit. ^' My dcur 
»iiit»i joa HaT<» »|}Afiiii ? Yau will imd tb^«e dropi inbriibltff" 
*^* Yttii luif • btrim Uldog t4)o muek wine, mj ^ood iw P Bj tliis ptiJ fo^ 
mmf Mj Ukf evil ooDAtqtie&e«i ttQm toa modi wine, tod Ukeyour 
b«»lll»of IpOtt dAily.*' Of sptriiaid and bodily pbyaioi wba wx% mam 
ImmI sttd Mpr disp^tuiers Umn womej^ P And wt knaw tltat, etptekUy 
a tendnd fmxm iga* every kdy in ibo country b&d bcr «tili-roora, and 
Itfr ni«di«imMkh«il| b4*r iiUli^ powders, poiiosi^ fiof bU tlw rillagD round* 
Hf Lidy Wttrriiigt^jQ tuok eliarKe &f t!ie tnm»tkmam and tli# 
difi^iooi^dr ii«r bunband't tcnsmts and fmmily. Sba bid th« fnitb utd 
liMltIr of tlio »erviuiU*-hiill iu krepiDg, Tlcaven can tell whvther ahA 
kli«V Ikov feo dootor tfa^si rightly: but, wiu it pill or doc trine, ahe 
idalftkdttid 009 or tbe uth^r with eqncil Wlief in ber own «aLlkoiiiyf 
•ad bv 4koifd«ft awnlluwvd both ob«dimtly» Sb« beliercd b«»rlf to 
bt ast ol Uii* moit viftt]ou», a4.af-d«Q7ltig« wist, Jiitttii wofMa in O^e 
vitid ; and, diailaf tbia opiaisii pitpoU&ally iato tli« «ftrt of aJl r^und 
•bool lier, aitaapidod in bdngjaf aol & few penoiui to join in ber 





Miles'* dittDir lbef« woa lo fint a iide*bosrd of plate, and 
' of msn in livery, that it required lonw pn^smce of mind 
\ tliai the beer w&s of the ftniftlkit whioh the bulicr bi^ought 
in Iha i]»leiidid iiLnkeLrd, nnd Uiut thf*ro wia but one joint of 
\ all tbo gnad iilvtir dt»h. Wb^a Sir Mile« onlled the Eiti|^*s 
sad smackod bts jnily lip« over \m wint » b« eyed it aad til* 
■t H the licjnor wiui smbroaio. Ho ukvd narry Wafriafton 
^ tlMf had port like that iu Virginia P Ue laid that wiu nothing 
lolha«iiia fiatvyahiruld iMto in Korfulk* Ho praiaod tht win« fto, 
thai Hatyjr alanoat btlieirod that it waa good, and winkod into hie own 
gUm, tfjicf lo aea toaa of tba meiita wbkb bia tmola p a ge ei va d in tho 

Jaat aa we iao fn many a weU-rvgnlaUMl family of tbii preaeni 
MBlBfj, the Waninistont hod their two paragtma. Of tba two grown 
4uigblBtab tho oac wma tbt groala«l baauty, the other the gr^atatl 
psifli aad aoget of any younc huly than altvo, aa Lady Wnmngtoa 
tdd Ilarff. Xbi aldf «t, the Beauly^ waa asgiged to dear Tom Cky- 
faal, tba fo«d ntotbc-T inforstcd bet- Couain Earry in aeafldaoaa. Out 
Iba laaiBd daagbt<^, the Qenina and Anftl vaa fcr eriar ail apoa our 
jvoa^ frknd to ii^prova bii wito aad Aamkt 6ha aaaf lo hiai ai thi 
MMtobui d— nOher out of tune for an anpiU Hairy thought ; aha waa 
aM(f flitll adriaa^ iaalruotioo, con varaatian^ with alaoct loo 
faitniilioii and adricoi tboa^t Harry, who would hava far 
Iha aooia^ ol Iba littla ooitiia who immiodad Urn 4ii Faany ~ 

But tho Uat^maiiliDiied young ataid^, alte diaaar lalitatl 





to her nursery eommonljp Beftuty went off on her own oTocAtioiu ; 
ManuQa had to attend to Her poor or write her ^olummoii^ letters ; 
Papa dozed in hit arm^oliiUT; ind the Geniui reinained to keep het 
young oo\ism oampany. 

The eslm of the house somehow pleased Iha young man, and ho Uked 
to take refuge there away horn the riot and disdpation in which he ordi- 
narily lived. Certainly no welcome could he kinder than that which h« 
gqU The dcN>r3 were opened to him at all hours. If Flora w&i not at 
home, Dora was r^ady to receive hijn^ Ere many days* aoquaintaoce, 
he and Mi little Cousin Miles had to have a galloping-mateh in 

the Park, and Harry , who was kind . generous to every man alivo 
who came near him^ had in view the parohaso of a little horae for his 
cousin, far better than that which the boy rode, when the oifcumstanees 
occurred which brought aU our poor Harry^s ooach^ and hon^ to m 
audden broak^down. 

Though Sir Mi.les Warrington had imagined Yirginia to be «ll islani], 
the kdiea were much better instructed in geography, and mnadooa to 
he^r from Harry all about hb home and hia native country. He, oa 
his part, was not averse to talk about it. He described to them thii 
length and breadth of his estate ; the rivers which it coasted ; the pro- 
duce which it bore. He had had with a friend a little practice of 
surveying in his boyhood. He made a map of his county, with some 
fine towns here and there, which, in truth, were but log-huts (but, for 
the honour of his country, he was desirous that they should wear as 
handsome a look as possible). Here was Potomac ; here was James 
River ; here were the wharves whence his mother's ships and tobacco 
were brought to the sea. In truth, the estate was as large as a county. 
He did not brag about the place overmuch. To see the handsome young 
fellow, in a fine suit of velvet and silver-lace, making his draught, 
pointing out this hill and that forest or town, you might have imagined 
him a travelling prince describing the realms of the queen his mother. 
He almost fancied himself to be so at times. He had miles where gentle- 
men in England had acres. Not only Dora listened, but the beauteons 
Flora bowed her fair head and heard him with attention. Why, what 
was young Tom Claypool, their brother baronet's son in Norfolk, with 
his great boots, his great voice, and his heirdom to a poor five thousand 
acres, compared to this young American prince and charming stranger f 
Angel as she was, Dora began to lose her angelic temper, and to twit 
Flora for a flirt. Claypool, in his red waistcoat, would sit dumb before 
the splendid Harry in his ruffles and laces, talking of March and Chester- 
field, Selwyn and Bolingbroke, and the whole company of Macaronis. 
Mamma began to love Harry more and more as a son. She was anxious 
about the spiritual welfare of those poor Indians, of those poor negroes 
in Virginia. What could she do to help dear Madam Esmond (a pre- 
cious woman, she knew !) in the good work ? She had a serious butler 
and bonaekeeper : they were delighted with the spiritual behaviour and 
Bweet mosieal gifts of Gnm\)o, 



TIB viEannAKS. 



S!f 



''All! HsiTT, Eanyl jon lisTt beta a Md wild boyt Whf did 
jro^ uol ooiB» iOQtier to us^ itr, uid not lose 7011; time tinongit th« 
l^Milkliilt md the vain world K But ^tia mot yet too Ute. We mmt 
iiahim ^m, inr Hairj ! Muiti't we, Bir MUes f Musq'I we» Bora, f 

Thm fhtm ladica dl look up to ih« odUn^ . Thef wi'lf n eliira th« 
dMT prddifftl. It u wbidi shall reclnitn him moftt ]>Oft iit« hv and 
^ntehtft f lurt. AjI for mmmtim, when the girU are awnjr, ehd talks to 
to! aofo Mtiotulj, more ud more tenderly. 8bo witl be a 
to IdiD in tbt ibtenoo of bb own Admirable fxurviit. Bb« firta 
bim » bymn*boQk. She kltrn* him oa the forehead. She b oetunt^ 
by t^ jntttst loTe, Icndt^mesi, religious tvg&rd| towfiids her dear, 
wsjrwvfd, wild, uniiibLp Dephew. 

Wliil* ittm toitiaQfitaiitie* wiro gmag o&f it is to be pf«siimed that 
ilr» WiffiiglMI l«])t bis own ooimael about bis afikirs out-of-nioon, 
lAloll m iiaf* iM9l were in the wexj wont condition. He who had 
fcm fkvootvd bf Eortune for so many weeks wa» suddenly deserted hy 
hm^ and a f»w day« hod scrrcd to kiok down all bis heap of winninftu 
Do W« iiy Uial my I^rd Castkwoodp bis own kinamaEi, had d^tlt 
r bgr tb# yoimg Virginisn, and in the oonno of a couple of aftcr^ 
ffijotioe bad robbed him f Wo wonld iDiinuatd noticing 
] t» bii lordshifi'i obat«etor ; but ho had won from Ilrtrry 
tiwjr lUIUnf wbieb pruperly baloag^d to him, and would bay<t pUy^d 
Mm §m Ui fwindons but that tho yotmf man fLunq: up bis hands wh(»ii 
it taw bjaiilf to far beaten, and dei^lared that ho must oontiniie tht 
fcoUl* na more. Eememberiogp that th«ra ttill remttiud a ipar omi 
of t^ wrtek, at It wert— that portion which ho had set aside for poor 
ftiMfftm null J Tontored it at the gmming- table ; but that last rtsourco 
«iftld«vii along with the rest of Harry's poitesiionSf and Fortunt Unl- 
tctic4 off in the itorm, leafing the InoklaBt adventurer almoit nokod on 

nan it young and gtncroiis and hcurtj tho loia of monty 
him. lIoJTy would tell bis honefl and ouriagftf and 
I trmn of life* If ho wantvd immedisle suppli^ of moni*y, 
iPMUMtUt Aont Bomitein be bit banker, or hit kintman who had 
WW tt mull from him, or his kind Utide Warriofloo tad Lady War- 
ite|^ wW Wirt always talking virtnt tsd b«(noToltnett tod dtdarifig 
Ihtt tlity loTtd bim as t ton ? lit wotdd toll npon thtst, or tny oat of 
wboti bt might ohoott to favotiri at bis kixnrv; meanwhilci 
t*t story of hit landlord's distrest toiiohrri the young gentleman^ 
ndt M tcdtr to rottt a baity ittpplr for the cJ«*nrymau, he oarricpd oflT oU 
bit trbiktta to a terttin pawtihroker^s bh«;|i In Ht. MarUn't l^oitf, 

tiUt broker wtt a nlttive or pmrtntf of tltat wry Mf. Bporki of 
•jck Sirm't from whom Horry liad purohaAt^'— ^pnrthtttd did wt 
wnf r^-Hia; Itkini Cbo trinkdi wbtob hi> bad Intvtidid tt prtttnl to Kia 
Otkbdtl Iktettit: and it durattd that Ur. Bpoi^ etait W *^V^ V^ 




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3t8 THE TIEGDOAKS. 



gtiod«. Eeooj^nisitig immjedmtelf the little emnielkd tlianiand-lia&dled 
repeater which he had aokl to the Fort tm ate Youth, the joveUei htoko 
OQt LCI to expre^ions regardm^ Harrj which I will not meiiUoiL heivi, 
being already aocascd of speal^ing much too piainl^* A gectlemjui 
who h acquainted with a pawnbrGkor, we may be £ura hat a bidtiff or 
two amoDgBt hia acquaintaAoes ; and those hatli^i hare fuUowers wha^ 
at the bidding of ^ impartial Law, will toooh with equal hand tii 
fiere«at ca(i tain's epnukt or the tin^^t Mncar^ni^a shoulder.^ The Tciry 
gentlemeii who had seized upon Ladf^ Maria at Tun bridge were set 
upon her oouaia in London. They Ij learned from the garrolotn 
Gumbo that his honour was at Sir » Warrington's house ia fiiQ 
Street, and whilst the lilack wa» cou ig Mrs. LaJuheTt^a maid at tlk# 
adjoining mansion, Mr, Coetigan and ^,*4 iwsistant kj in wait for poor 
Harrji who waa enjojiug the deli^hta of Inter oooxse with a virtooaf 
iamilf oircle assembled ronnd hi3 auEt*t table. Net'er h^ Fnda 
Miles been more oordialf never had Aunt AV^arriu^tou been mun 
gTaeioua> gentle, and affeelionate ; Flora looked unnsuall^ lo^ttly^ 1^t% 
had been more than ordinarily amiablev At parting mj lady g;atia 
him both her hands, and oall^ benedictions from the ceiling^ dovv 
npon him* Fapi had said in hii most jovial manner, *^ Hang it, 
nephew I when I was thy age I should have kissed two such fine girls 
as Do and Flo ere this, and my own flesh and blood, too ! DonH 
tell me I I thould^ my Lady Warrington ! Odds-fish I 'tis the boy 
blushes, and not the girls, I think— I suppose they are used to it 
He!— he I" 

" Papa ! " cry the Tirgins. 

'* Sir Miles ! " says the august mother at the same instant. 

" There, there," says papa, " a kiss won't do no harm, and won't tell 
no tales : will it nephew Harry ? " I suppose, during the utterance of 
the above three brief phrases, t^e harmless little osculatory operation hss 
taken place, and blushing Cousin Harry has touched the ^^ftwumV dhed: 
of Cousin Flora and Cousin Dora. 

As he goes down stairs with his uncle, mamma makes a speech to the 
girls, looking, as usual, up to the oeilin<r, and saying, ** What preeioas 
qualities your poor dear cousin has ! What shrewdness mingled with 
his simplicity, and what a fine genteel manner, though upon mere 
worldly elegance I set little store. What a dreadful pity to think that 
such a vessel should ever be lost ! We must rescue him, my loves. We 
must take him away from those wicked companions, and thoee horriUs 
Castlewoods — not that I would speak ill of my neighbours. But I shall 
hope, I shall pray, that he may be rescued from his evil courses ! " and 
again Lady Warrington eyes the cornice in a most determined manner, 
as the girls wistfully looked towards the door behind which their in- 
teresting cousin has just vanished. 

His uncle will go down stairs with him. He calls *' God bless you, 
my boy!" most s^eotionately : he presses Harry's hand, and repeats 
hii valuable benediotioiL at the door. As it closes, the light from th« 



THS YIBOINIAKS. SIO 



hall within lumiy niffimently illominated Mr. Warrington'i face and 
figure, two gwitlawMi ,who ht^n been standing on the opposite side of the 
waj, adranee nfudlj, and one of them takes a strip of paper out of his 
pocket, and putting his hand upon Mr. Warrington's shoulder, declares 
him his prtsoiisr. A hackney coach is in attendance, and poor Harry 
goes to sleep in Chancery Lane. 

O, to think that a Virginian prince's back should bo slapped by a 
ragged bailiff's loUower I — that Madame Esmond's son should be in a 
^waging hotise in Cursitor Street I I do not euTy our young prodigal 
his vest on that disonal night. Let us hit him now he is down, my 
beloTed young friends. Let us imagine the stings of remorse keeping 
him wakafttl on his diogy pillow : the horrid jollifications of other 
haideoed inmates of the place ringing in his ears from the room hard 
by, where they sit boosinfr ; the rage and shame and discomfiture. No 
pity on him 1 say, my honest young gentlemen, for t^ou, of coarse, 
hare nertr indulged in extraTagance or folly, or paid the reckoning of 



CHAPTER XL VI. 



EivoBa to past misdeeds and follies Harry sincerely felt, when he 
toad himself a prisoner in that dismal look-up boose, and wrath and 
aaMjanae at the idea of being subjected to the indignity of arrest ; 
bnt tha ptassnt unpleasantry he felt sure could only be momentary. 
He had twity friends who would release him fran his confinement : to 
which of them should he apply, was the question. Mr. Draper, the 
man of business, who had been so obsequious to him : his kiiid uncle 
the baieait, who had offered to make his house Harry's home, who 
loYad him as a son : his Cousin Castlewood, who had won such large 
iOBS firoB him: his noble friends at the Chocolate House, his good 
▲oat Btmsttein — any one of these Harry felt sure would give him a 
help in his trouble, though some of the relatiyes, perhaps, might admi- 
■islsr to him a little scolding for his imprudence. The main point was, 
thai the matter shonld be transacted quietly, for Mr. Wanington was 
■■liwis that as few as possible of the public should know how a gentle- 
aan of faia prodigious unportanoe had been subject to such a Tulgar 
§notm as an arrest 

'*A pnUy sensation my arrest must haTO created at the dnbl'* 
ttooght Harry. ** 1 suppose that Mr. Selwyn will be cutting all sorts 
of jokfli about my misfortune, plague take him I Eyerybody round the 
iriila will haTO heard of it March will tremble about the bet I have 
villi Urn ; and, faith, 'twill be difficult to pay him when I lose. They 



StO THE TIROiyiJU^S. 



will all be settings up a wboop of oongr%talatioii at the Savuge, ai ^^J 
eall me, being tnJcea pn^ncr* How sbaU I ever be able to appear m 
the world again 1^ Whom ihall I ask to come to my belpP Xa»** 
thought he^ with Ma mingled acntenesa and simpliettj, ** I will not fend 
in the first inatan^te ia any of my relatioiis or my noble frienda at 
White'e, I will bare Sampson's eonns^l. He has ofbe^ been in a 
similar predicament, and will know how to adrise me.*' AeeordlnglVf 
as sooti as the light of dawn appeared, after an almost iatoAermbla delaj 
— for it seemed to Harry as if tbe ""* had forgotten to vidi Cm^ilar 
Street in bii! rounds that morning- . aa aoou as tbe inmatea of tbe 
bouse of bondage were stirring'^ Mr, rringtoa dispatehed a mesienfer 
to his friend in Long Acre, acquaint tho Chaplain with the colazaitT 
just befallen hiM^ and beseeching fa iverence to give him tbe beneit 
ef his advice and consolation, 

Mr. Warrington did not know, to lire, tbat to iend auob. a mes^gv 
to tbe parson waa as if he said, ** 1 fallen amongat the lioaa. V^trnf 
down, my dear friend, into the f rith me," Harry very likely 
thought Sampson's difficulties were ft ; or, more likely still, wai so 
much engro$sed with his own affairs auu perplexities, aa to bestow little 
thought upon bis neigbbour's. Having sent off bis missive the captive's 
mind was somewhat more at ease, and he condescended to call for break- 
fast, which was brought to him presently. The attendant who served 
him with his morning repast, asked him whether he would order dimier, 
or take his meal at Mrs. Bailiff's table with some other gentlemen ? 
No. Mr. Warrington would not order dinner. He should quit tbe 
place before dinner-time, he informed the chamberlain who waited on 
him in that grim tavern. The man went away, thinking no doubt that 
this was not the first young gentleman who had announced that he was 
going away ere two hours were over. ** Well, if your honour doe$ stay, 
there is good beef and carrot at two o'clock," says the sceptic, and 
closes the door on Mr. Harry and his solitary meditations. 

Harry's messenger to Mr. Sampson brought back a message from tint 
gentleman to say that he would be with his patron as soon as might be: 
but ten o'clock came, eleven o'clock, noon, and no Sampson. No Samp- 
son arrived, but about twelve Gumbo with a portmanteau of his mastei^i 
clothes, who flung himself, roaring with grief, at Harry's feet: tod 
with a thousand vows of fidelity, expressed himself ready to die, to sdl 
himself into slavery over again, to do anything to rescue his beloved 
Master Harry from this calamitous position. Harry was touched with 
the lad's expressions of affection, and told him to get up from the ground 
where he was grovelling on his knees, em))racing his master's. " All 
you have to do, sir, is to give me my clothes to dress, and to hold yom 
tongue about this business. Mind you, not a word, sir, about it to 
anybody ! " says Mr. Warrington, severely. 

** O no, sir, never to nobody!" says Gumbo, looking moat solemnly, 
and proceeded to dress his master carefully, who had need of a change 
and a toilette after his yesterday's sudden capture, and night's dismal 



THE TEBflOnANS. 



^ QuibIm EilBg a dftab of peirder in HtLrry^i hdr, and 
atisfvd lilt aailtr ostvfully and elegantlj, bi» that he moA^ Uu War- 
TJBgtiwi look M fino aod s^kndld as if ho hiul bmm itopptng into Mi 
thair Id fo to St JaxnetV. 

ladood all Ihat loTe and aerrilit j could do Mr, Gumbo fidthfnllf did 
lor hti QWitrrr for whom he had an extr^Md regard and alt^htomt. 
But Uwra wtrro eertaio tkinfi beyoad Gumbo's powei-. He oould not 
aado Uiiaga whiob trefe done already ; and be oould mat hel[» 
lyiaf tad «iCKmftog biuuelf when prfoied upon points dlstagfet^able to 



Aa for iwoafing not to aay a word about bis master'a amst — tuob an 
mMh m that waa impoesible to keep : lor, with a heart fall of grief indeed, 
bol wi^ a toof no that never could oeaie wagging, bragging, joking, and 
Ijnig, Iff. Gumbo bad annouooed the woful oiroumitjince to & prodi^ous 
r of hii ao^uaintanoei already, diieHy gentlsttieQ of the shoulder- 
fed mated la^. Wt have seen bow be earried the mnta to 
Ltmlpfrt't and Lord Wrotbam'e ierranta : he had prooUimed 
It at Dbtlbotttan^tolub to which he belon^d, and which wai fraqnanted 
IX ihm fan^dtaan of eome of the first nobiiity* lie had aubaequ^ntly 
to partake of a tnug of ale in Sir MUoi Wardngtoo*t 
&, »d tht^re bad repeated and ombelliabed tb« alory. Then 
k \mi gono off to Madame Bemitein'i people ^ with iome of whom ba 
VM OB larMi of aSt£Ctionate interoourse, and had informed that domieitio 
iifttloof bis gruef I and, hia matter boing oaptured, and thero boing oo 
MHlily «11 for Ma pmonal lerviodt that OT^ning, Gumbo hod iteppad 
w^ lo Lord Caatkwood'i^ and infonnidd the g«ntiy there of the Ineidtnl 
^Mtk ^ftd J«al ooaio to paai* So wben. Laying bit band on Ms b««rt, 
•ad iHtk gttibtnf iooda of teant. Gumbo sayn, in reply to hit maator^i 
i^JQSOtlaii, **0f nOf master ! nabbar to nobody t" we are in a oondittoit 
l» jttAfO ttf the degree of oridlbiMtj wbJob ought to be gi? on to thu lad'a 

Tba bli^ bad long eompleted his maater*i toilet t the dreary braakfiit 
slow ai the boura went to the priaoner, itill they wert paaaing 
r iDieibt-r, but no Sampaon eama in a^yoordanoo viUi tbo promlio 
iaol im Om mofning* At leDglb, tome time after noon, tboro aa^vad^ 
aol taapooiif but a billet from Mm, sealed with a moiat wafer, and witb 
Ihi ak alaeott yet wet. The ui^ucky diTme*i latter ran ai follows 

0, ^t <l<or dr, 1 have done elQ Ihat a man ean at the eommAnd ^^d 
la tha hdhalf of bie pairun 1 Vou did net kiiow^ »ir, to what yi*u were 
toljiCliaf m^ did yoQ f B1b«, if 1 woa to go to priton, why did I not 
aiaf« yfom, wd why am 1 in a lock^^up bouae three doora offf 

V»a, Bmdi b the fatrt Ai 1 waa bait«iiiag to yon^ knowing ftdl 
wrll tb# danger to wbtiih I waa «nbJoot :-*bnt whcit <!aT]>rtT will t not 
aJfroot at tka oall of iueb a boneCiotor aa Ur. ih boen to 

a» ?— I WW lobed by two Tillaini who bad a ^ , and wlio 

1mm lodged nf at ^'abotb't, hard byi and to oloat to your honour^ Qi^ 



\ 




«tt TKE TIBOOflAM. 



we eould aloaost bear each other mos^s» the garden- walla of the retpefillre 
houses where we are oon&ned, 

I had much «uid af import&noe to ^ay, which I do Dot cof^ to wnii 
down on paper, regardmg^ TOtir affaiira. May they meoid! Mftj af 
otursed fortunes, too^ better themselres^ is the prajer of 

Tour honour's aMieted Cbapt&ia in Qpdinflfj, 

And now, ae Mr^ Bampson refu&ff *^ »pe&k, it will be oiir duty to 
acquiiint the reader with thoee mattL- ivhereof the poor Chaplain 4id 
not core to ditcotxrse on paper. 

umbo's loquacity had not rea^^ o &r u Long Acre, tad Hz. 
Sampson was ignoraat of the ente us pfttronV calamity, until he 

received Harry's letter and me^fiei <m Chaneery Lane* The diTiva 

was still ardent with ^raiitud rrvice Mr. WarrLngton had jntf 

conferred on him, and eager U means to lucoour his di>trt9ied 

patron* He icscw what a lai%Q d Coatlewood had won hvm hia 

conjsia, had dined in company w; ordahip {>n the day betttce, and 

now ran to Lord Cattle wood' a houa^f ith a hope of arousing him t& 
•ome pity for Mr. Warrington. Sampson made a yery eloquent and 
touching speeoh to Lord Castlewood about his kinsman^s miafortone, and 
spoke with a real kindness and sympathy, which however failed t» 
touch the nobleman to whom he addressed himself. 

My lord peevishly and curtly put a stop to the Chaplain's pass ion s t e 
pleading. "Did I not tell you, two days since, when you came for 
money, that I was as poor as a beggar, Sampson ?'' said his lordship, 
« and has anybody left me a fortune since ? The little sum I won from 
my cousin was swallowed up by others. I not only can't help Mr. War- 
rington, but as I pledge you my word, not being in the least aware of 
his calsmity, I hsd positively written to him this morning to ask him i» 
help m6." And a letter to this effect did actually reach Mr. Warrington 
from his lodgings, whither it had been dispatched by the penny-post 

" I must get him money, my lord. I know he had scarcely anything 
left in his pocket after relieving me. Were I to pawn my oaasoek and 
bands, he must have money," cried the Chaplain. 

"Amen. Go and pawn your bands, your cassock, anything yoi 
please. Tour enthusiasm does you credit," said my lord, and rMsied 
the reading of his paper, whilst, in the deepest despondency, poor 
Sampson left him. 

My Lady Maria meanwhile had heard that the Chaplain was with her 
brother, and conjectured what might be the subject on which they had 
been talking. She seized upon the parson as he issued from out his 
fruitless interview with my lord. She drew him into the dining-room: 
the strongest marks of grief and sympathy were in her oountenanoOi 
" Tell me, what is this has happened to Mr. Warrington ? " she asked. 

" Tour ladyship, then, knows P" asked the Chaplain. 

'* EtLYe I not beea in moiUl wmAt^ v««t i\ii^ \^ wmnt broa^ 



THE VIBGTHIAHS. 



Hi* draaAlttl mm kit night f" ftiktd mj kdj. «« We ha^ it us we 
tfttioe (iroBi tl» OpeT% — from mj L&df YinadutliV box — mj loidj my 
Lttdy Gi0tk«ood| Mid I/' 

** ltiftlenl«Uiij Ihen, ^iil knowf *' oentintied Baminmi. 

** ficaioa tolfi tb« nofri w iimi if« eomi from the plnrhooje to omr tern/* 

33it Ckifdalti lo«t nil pfttteaoo uid temper at mi^li dii|»Ueity. " Thii 
il toi ted," b# Mil), with an oath : and he told Ludj M&na of tha ooii« 
Wi Mttw . iMiak he had jtift hmd with Lord Cattle wood, and of tho 
liAlM^i t«litAlto cueeonr hb eoosinf aite? winmng freat iimifl of raoue^ 
tnm Usii tad vilh mtt^^h eloquence uid f««Uiig of Mr^ Wnmngtoo's 
Wbotti |«ftofOA b«h«TiouT to himtieir* 

Tbn mj Imdf Mafia broke otit with a terieeof romarkt regmrdin^ 
kir ««m^Bilj| whkh were hj no meftDs compUmentArj to hiT own kith 
•oi ^. Althemgh cot t<;<;iiiitomed to tell truth oommonlj', fet* when 
■HIm fUl OBl, il Im wonderful what a number of truths they 
i mm Bttothiir. With tears, impreotitiontr I do not liko to 
fUlft ||0V Maeh itgOll f CT kagixifei Lady Haria burst into a ftinoiia and 
tapiiiiioiMi tirmde, in i^iioh the tNMhsd upon the biitDry of almost all 
hm wMm tettfily. 8ho eoisptimetited the men and the ladies cUike ; sho 
Atiiteid Ml lBl«m»f&torie« to HenTen, mquirlng why it had mado 
mind what ntmet ike ealltHi her bruibore, ibten^ 
I, fivfuli) ; and emboldenf^d with wraths sho da«hid &t 
re library -door, no shrill ia her «iiteriee, »o furiotis in her 
, that the atarmed CbapLaiit, fcari&g the eeene whieh Blight 
I te the it3-pet« 

Mf hm4^ looking up from the book or other oooTiptttion whkh fiigtgfd 
hin, Mgmtiled the inri^nn woman with aomeetirpriM, M^MlMttdifOOd 
itniif wall Id fisn^ at hcrf ii it wvre, and eht^ h^t oumI 

Bti| mhmm nviiiad, we haye eeeu how oouraf^ui Maria oottld ht* 
AteSd il ibe wai ordbarily of ht^ brother, ibi» wie not in a mood to bo 
IHflrtllll new by eoy Imngoige of abuM or eireaim at bin ftomtnand. 

** SOi Vf lord 1 '* ibo oaUod out ; '* you alt down with biin In pririito 
I& tisida, lad plgoon him t You g«t the poor boy^i last ihillb^, and 
ftm vmt'l fm him n gnina otit of hia own wiuntnga now ho u 
piaaylMi!" 

** So thai infrmol Chaplain hfli him tilMiif ttlei 1^ i^i Biy lord. 

** IhmaiMA, him : do [ Pay hltt Ua vtftib did Ul him go,^ho will 
ii iM WMf h t " orlet Mark. 

** I keep htm to marry oat of my iifftfre, in otat ho k wanted/* mfw 
OtftMroodi ilvriaf at barr. 

«^ Wlmi mi tfat woman be in a kmily whero there tn wmcikm^f^ 
mj* Um Imiy* 

•* J gyiiUfwH iewl/" aayi my lord, with a abrag of hk ihottldir. 

** Wlml ote we be^ when oor fSathtrm and brothift era ulnl I2bifj «fi%^ 
We «ie Wd iiioegh, hot whet era yonf 1 •«}, jm^ tM^fl^oM ^"^^ 
Bar hmmr, nm eommon leelifig* Ae ^oor e^imU 





334 THE TOtatNIAKS. 



jilay with fovij my Lord Castle wood, vou must take thiB poor lad m% of 
Virginia, your own kinsman, and pigeon him' 0, it's ft ahamt — a 
ihame I " 

^* We are ill playing ouf own game, I suppose* Hateii*t yam ^i?^ 
and won one, Maria f I« it you that are equeambh aEl of a todden 
ahoat the poor lad imm. Virgima? Haa Mr. Harry on#d off, or hm 
your ladyship got a better oflfer F" oried my lord. ** If you won*t huTc 
him} one of the Warrington girU wlU| I pr^mifle yon; and the old 
Methodist womau in KtU Street will ~^— him the choice of either. Ar» 
yon a fooli Maria Esmond ? A grm K)l, I mean, than in common ? ^' 

'* I ihould be a fool if I thought ^ either of my brothers oould act 
like an honest man, Eugene ! ** said aria« ^' I am a fool to expect 
that you will be other than you are : lat if yon &nd any relatiTe in 
distress yon will help him ; that u can meet with a Tictun jom 

won't fleece him.** 

^* Fleece him 1 Pshal What folly i^ on talking ! Hare yon not teen, 
from the oonrte which the lad has mnning for monthj past, how 

he would end t K I had not won money, some other would, I 

noTer gmdg*>d thee thy little plana regarding him. Why shonldrt 
thou fly in a pa&aion, because I have just put out my hand to take what 
he was offering to all the world P I reason with you, I don't know why, 
Maria. Ton should be old enough to understand reason, at any rate. 
Ton think this money belonged of right to Lady Maria Warrington and 
her children? I tell yon that in three months more every shilling 
would have found its way to White's macoo-table, and that it is mneh 
better spent in paying my debts. So much for your ladyship's anger, 
and tears, and menaces, and naughty language. See! I am a good 
brother, and repay them with reason and kind words." 

« My good brother might have given a little more than kind words to 
the lad from whom he has just taken hundreds," interposed the sister of 
this affectionate brother. 

'* Great Heayens, Maria ! Don't you see that even out of this affair, 
unpleasant as it seems, a clever woman may make her advantage," cries 
my lord. Maria said she failed to comprehend. 

''As thus. I name no names; I meddle in no person's business, 
having quite enough to do to manage my own cursed affairs. Bat 
suppose 1 happen to know of a case in another family which may be 
applicable to ours. It is this. A green young lad of tolerable expectt- 
tions, comes up from the country to his friends in town — never mind 
from what country: never mind to what town. An elderly female 
relative, who has been dragging her spinsterhood about these — ^how 
many years shall we say ? — extorts a promise of marriage from my 
young gentleman, never mind on what conditions." 

« My lord, do you want to insult your sister as well as to injure ytmr 
cousin P " asks Maria. 

^*My good child, did I «ay a single word about fleecing, or cheatin^i 
or pigeoning, or did I &y into ^ ^gtaaaiQiv -^V^t^l ^q\sl yok^^^^j^ vMt I 



TEIK YIROIKIANS. 



m 



knov lh« mllowftDoe that miist be amde for jqut temper^ tud Uic natural 
foil J of toor w2, I »ay I treated jou with soft words^ — I go on with 
my tUrrjt, Tha fHerl^ relative extTaots a promise of mafriage ffom tho 
youa^ Uil, ifbioh mj fpfBtleman b qoite unwilliii^ to keep* No, he 
WQe'l lw«^ it H« k utU^rly tired of bis clderlj TvUtine : he wilt pLoaid 
bii BMitliif^i Tefiii«l : he will do anjihiiig to g^t out of hu promise."' 

** Vn ; if he wai oiia of tu Eimond^t my Lord Cottle wood. But this 
b ■ tiMJt of faoQouf we are ipe&kjtig' of,'^ oried MatiUf who, I sttpposoi 
adttdnd tnith in othera, however Uttk ahe law it in h^ own lamiiy. 

** I do not ^atradiot either of mj dear iittet^a retuarki. One of as 
mnHd fling the promiae to the winda, eap^maliy aa it doea not eidal in 

*« M y brd ! *' gaipa mi Maria. 

' Bah 1 I know all That little coup of Tonbridi^ wat played hj th9 
Dal Baroateiti with excellent ikill. The eld woman ia the best man 
f mr bAilf* While you were arretted ^ yonr boxei were ataTtshed for 
) Vokodk'a Icttera to jou. When yon were let luoae, the Uttin had 
1» and you «aid DOthing, liLo a wiie woman ai yon are aomo- 
Too itiU hanker afUT yimr Cheroket. Soi^. A woman of your 
» «spcTicne«e knowi the valne of n httihand« What la tkia little 
hm «d two or thrat hntidrtd potmda f " 
** Hat nofi than three hnndred^ ay lord? *' interpoefa Mana. 
*'£% I netir mitd a hundt^ or two^ moro or luta, What is this Una 
nt cifda? A inift b^gatellal Ton are playing for a pnnctpalify* 
Vo«i iraat J9nr kisgdom in Yir^ni« ; and if yon litteti ix> my opinioD^ 
th# litUa BiilEiftune which haa happened to your twain ia a pieoe of grml 
Ipod fottufl to yon, 
*' 1 don't nndentand yon, my lortL** 

" C^fffl poBtihU I hut tit down, and I will txplam what I meao in a 
naoncr aiiilad to your onpaeity/' jLnd ao Maris Jfamoud, who hod 
^▼aand to Im brothar like a laging Uea^ now Mladown at Mm feet like 




do Bematain waa not a Utile movod at the newa of her 
QlfJbev'a arrcit, which Ur^ Gumbo bfought to Clarpa l^treet on the nii.'bt 
irf Uie cahuiiity. Sbe would hcvt woiB'fiaininad tha blaek, and bad 

tethar par > - -^^peeting Harfj't mitbap ; but Mr, Gumbo, an&iotia 

to mrrf hi \oa to other quartan, had Tmniabed whan bar bAy- 

Mf ml iox: ittm. Her temper waa not improved by the newa, or bj 
liM al— flaw night whieh iJie ipent, I do not envy the dmm§ d§ ^m* 
pa§mB who played oardi with hart or th« airrant who had to Ua in bcr 
flitiiiilrtr Aa arrott waa an afvaryday oeonfraaot, a« aba kaaw fwy 
wall aa ft wooan of the worhi Into what diflbultiaa bad bar MapigrMt 
cf & aif^trw fallen ? Uow muah moooy thoold aba ha anUid iipoe to 

Cy la latcaiB bla f And \m\ ht run tbn>n|rh aU bii own f Pro^ridai 
i bad aai aoaittittad himtf^r Tny doeply, sUi ina i^ito lia yawA ^A 
ibi lea. aba likptfareii Mm axtra?ifuiMft mi kfilki^ "Eiaia^ ^te 



5M THB TIHGIHTAKS, 



only bemg in th« world on wliom, for long » long^y^ftra, that weary wumaa 
had been able to bettaw a little natural affeetioQ. So, on thffir di^i^;«iQt 
beds, she aad Harry were lyinjE: wakeful together ; and quite early in 
the moTmng: the messenger! ivhich each eeot forth on the same business 
may hare eroosed each other. 

Madame Bern Aein's^ messenger was despat^ihed to the ahambers of her 
man of bniineK, Mr* Draper, with an order that Mr. D. ehould ssciertaiii 
for what snms Mr. Warrington had been arrested, and forthwith repair 
to the Baron ess* Draper** emiaa&ries snpwiily found out that Mr* War- 
ringtmi waa looked up close beside 1 and the amount of detainers 

againit him so far. Wore there othei Litor% as no doubt there were, 
they would certainly dose upon him i they were made aot^aaintcd 

with his impniFonment. 

To Mr, Sparks^ the jewelk unlnoky presents^ bo miiGh ; 

to the landlord in Bond StrM fire, lodgfng, m mueh : these 

were at present the only clainjv Mr. Warrington, Mr. Draper 

found. He was ready at a sign^ bit lad yah ip to settle them at a 

moment. The jeweller's aoeount Mipeclally to be paid, for Mr. 

Harry had acted moit impruden ikin^ goods from Mr, Sptsks 

on eredit^ and pledging^ them witn n paw d broker. He must hare 
been under some immediate pressure for money; intended to redeem the 
g^oods immediately, meant nothing but what was honourable of oourse ; 
but the affair would have an ugly look, if made publio, and had better 
be settled out of hand. '< There cannot be the least difficulty regarding 
a thousand pounds more or less, for a gentleman of Mr. Warrington's 
rank and expectations," said Madame de Bernstein. Not the least: 
her ladyship knew very well that there were funds belonging to 
Mr. Warrington, on which money could be at once raised with her lady- 
ship's guarantee. 

Should he go that instant and settle the matter with Messrs. Amos ? 
Mr. Harry might be back to dine with her at two, and to confound the 
people at the clubs, who are no doubt rejoicing over his misfortunes, 
said the compassionate Mr. Draper. 

But the Baroness had other views. << I think, my good Mr. Draper," 
she said, " that my young gentleman has sown wild oats enough ; and 
when he comes out of prison, I should like him to come out olear, and 
without any liabilities at alL You are not aware of all his." 

*' No gentleman ever does tell aU his debts, madam," says Mr. Draper; 
** no one / ever had to deal with." 

** There is one which the silly boy has contracted, and from which he 
ought to bo released, Mr. Draper. You remember a little circumstance 
which occurred at Tunbridge Wells in the autumn P About which I 
sent up my man Case to you ?" 

** When your ladyship pleases to recall it, I remember it — not other- 
wise," says Mr. Draper with a bow. ** A lawyer should be like a 
Popish confessor, — what is told him is a secret for ever, and for 
everybody." So we most not whisper Madame Bernstein's secret to 



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THB vinamuKs. 



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Draper ; but ibt reader mtf porhftpt gtieii it tpom the kwfer*! 

ytit felt pretty eertaia that «» lou^ h» woitid reoesT* ft 

from the poor young itrtiont^r m Cufvttor i^lr^t^ aad vrait^^ 

tk«t invitetiofi bo^xre he yiilted Mr. W&rrin|rtoti. Mz auil thirty 

pMMd <r» tht infitation oatite, during whioli period Harry 

IhtdiMriMt tiro da)'8 which he erer remembered to H^re spent. 

WM no want of oompaof io the Icnik'Up houte, tha bdUff'i 

nrly aiwayi full ; hut Harry prtiferred tbe dingy tolitude 

foom to the tDci^ty rouad hii kdy'e table, and it wu 

' Ml tkt ettf^od day cf his arrest, lusd when his putM wae emptied 

r ^ b«a^ litttfei of tho plutie^ that he made tip hb mind to apply 

to Mr. Oraper* He deipatohed a lattet ^aa to the lawyer at the 

mmg him of hii plight, and de«iriflg Kimf in an #mphati4i 

, &ol to eay one word nbout the matter to hi$ aunt Mndikme do 



hid laade np hia mind not to apply to th« old lady esoept at 

try laat ei^cniity, i^ho hmi treated him Willi eo muoh Ictndneea, 

hm fvfolled tmm the notion of Trciyniiiiiift oa her bounty, and 

lljii to please hiiuelf «tt the Idea that he might get 

I without her njtm koowtug that any miaffortune at all 

him* There eeasMd to htm something htundtatrng in 

a woman for money. No 1 He would apply If rmt tti hit 

b, all of wbom might help hint rf they wouUl. It had been 

inlettCini to eend Sampeon to one or other of them as a nego- 

tor« bmk m% tbe poor Mk>w b^on oaptiired on hii way to iu«ooti^ hia 

Impeaii fima, llarfy was obliged to hnte ro^onrae to hie own negrn 
who WW kept on tht trot all da^ betwc^en Temple Bar and tha 
cad of tha town with tettofa from hii unlucky master. Firtlljr, 
r Kfti tM a ttoet prjfate and oonUdcutiiil letter to his Vinsmaii 
0aciQiitiaMe tha Bad of OuiieWDod, wtyin^ how he bad been 
fvfiMio, and begi^f Ceatleweod to lexid him tha amuunt of tha 
** Beaee to ke^i my eppliration, and tlM oaasa af lit i^ profound 
I l^imB the dear ladiee,*^ wrote poar Harry. 
** Was ef ef anything so unfortnnata t '* wrola bade Lord Castlewood^ 
fa taply. '* 1 aitppota yon have not got mj note of yeetenUy ? It 
snat ba lybg at your ktdgtoge^ where^I hope in heaven !*-yoo will 
mm bav toa. My dear Mr. Waningtcpu, tbinklng jrou wftir aa rieh 
as C^vaaaa^-^thfitwSse I ihould never have estH down to oards with 
ywa-— 1 wiwle to yvra yaiterday, begging you to lend m^ mmm maaey 
So apiwaas eo«ia hungry duns whom I daa't know how tisa to paaliy* 
My faar laliow ; «?tiy ahtlliiif of year moaay weol to Ihm^ mi bat 
fcr mf paes'e priftlafe I mlg^ ba lMih-aad*ilP^ witli yoa aow m pittr 
May you aoon aseape from it, i« tha pfaya? of your 



Tkia w«a tha i«Kilt of ifflkailoD niuaber one : and wa may Imj^iaa 




that Mr. Harry read the reply to his petitiati with nitber a hisnk fme* 
Kflver mmd! There waa kind, jolly Uncle Wajrmgton, Onkv last 
night his atmt had kisaed him and loved him like a soa. His tmck had 
called down blcssbga en hi^ head, asd professed quite a patcrQal r«fa£d 
for him* With a feeling of shraesa and modesty in pxesance of tho&ft 
Tiftuous parents and family, Harry had never said a word about hii 
wild doings, or his horse-Facing«, or bia gambling^f or hi6 estraroiruieea. 
It must all out now. He must confess himfelf a Prodigal and a Shiner^ 
and ask for their forgivenc^ and »id« 60 Prodigal sate down and 
composed a penitent letter to XJndt ington^ and exposed hia sad 

caae, and besought him to come to 1 seu&, W^ not that a bitter 
Lut to crack for our haughty young ^anF Houn of mortifiea* 
tion and piu found thought as to the p* of the eompositioa did Hairj 
pass over that letter ; sheet afte Mt* Ames's sirpenoe a sbc^t 

letter-paper did he tear up baforf ive waa complete, with which 

poor blubbering Gumbo (much f the bailiff 'a followers and 

para sites f whom ho was robbing, aL _,^ noeived, of their ^j^nlsitfs) 
went his way, ■ 

At evening the Mthful negro hroi tck a thick letter in hiaanst^a ^ 

handwriting-, Harry opened the lifi,u;r ifith a trembling hAnd, He 
tliouglit it was full of bank- notes » Ah, me ! it contained a sermon 
(Daniel in the Lion's Den) by Mr. Whitfield and a letter from Lady 
Warrington saying that, in Sir Miles*s absence from London, ahe was 
in the habit of opening his letters, and hence, perforce, was become 
acquainted with a fact which she deplored from her inmost soul to leain, 
namely, that her nephew Warrington had been extravagant and was m 
debt. Of course, in the absence of Sir Miles, she could not hope to 
have at command such a sum as that for which Mr. Warrington wrote, 
but she sent him her heartfelt prayers, her deepest commiseration^ and 
a discourse by dear Mr. Whitfield, which would comfort him in his 
present (alas ! she feared not undeserved) calamity. She added pro- 
fuse references to particular Scriptural chapters which would do him. 
good. If she might speak of things worldly she said at such a moment^ 
she would hint to Mr. Warrington that his epistolary orthography was 
anything but correct She would not fail for her part to comply with 
his express desire that his dear cousins should know nothing of this most 
painful circumstance, and with every wish for his welfare here and else- 
where, she subscribed herself his loving aunt, 

Maboaret Waeeikgtof. 

Poor Harry hid his face between his hands, and sate for a while with, 
elbows on the greasy table blankly staring into the candle before him. 
The bailiff's servant, who was touched by his handsome face, suggested 
a mug of beer for his honour, but Harry could not drink, nor eat the meat 
that was placed before him. Gumbo however could, whose grief did not 
deprive him of appetite, and who, blubbering the while, finished all th& 
beer, and all the bread and the meat. Meanwhile, Harry had finished 



TSS TtEGOfllXS. 



r. With which Gambd waa oommisaioiied to start rngmUf and 
ttVi^ lllt^tJblill of«tttttrc tvn upon hh etraxiA, 

Qmbtnii tti f*r aa White*! Club, to which hoiiM he wa« oidei^ in the 
fifil iMin«i to carry the kUeFf and whef« he foand the peraou to whom 
It v» id4ffWid> ETeo the pritonerr for whom time paM^d wo tlowlj^ was 
■ttf]vu«d at tbt eekiitf with whieh his negro h«d perfonnid hii errand* 

AA leait tlia btter whieh Harij expected had net taken long to WTit#» 
*^ Mf lofd wrote il it the hall-portsr^A desk, while I stood ib^re thea 
vitli Mr. Karm/* laid Gumbos and the letter was to thk ^eoi :~ 

P£Am Sim, 

I an mtTj 1 cannot cofuply with ^ronr wi«h, ai Tm thort of mooej 
I IftTJag paid large tsums to you oj well as to other gentlemen. 
Yeun obediently, Mabch and E, 

r Wurinfft^n, taq. 



*XM Lard Maroh laj anything?'^ aaked Un Wifriagta^ loMn^ 



** Ha a^ it waa the eoolleat thing ha trer Icnew, B^ did Mr. Morna. 
Ba diMPfed bin your Uttor, Maakr Earry. Yea, and Mr. Morrii iay, 
* D«» kia inimDOO !' " added Gumbo. 

Hury b«il bio anch a yell of laughter that hii landlocd thouglit 
ia lad 0OPd aavt, and fan in in ahum leit he was about to loae hk 
iamtt fi«l by Utli Usa pMf Ilarry'ii lattghter wu ortt, and ha waa 
flnf dnwii im hiaahiir gmiii di»maliy in the (ire. 

** I^^I tbioiili Hka to imokt a pipe of Virginia," he groaned. 

Ovabo bofal into taaii : he flung htmiclf at If arry't hneaa. He tdsied 
hla ksaca and hia lianda. " ma«iL*r, my dear maatar, what will they 
■ly at bumV* ha iol^bed mi, 

tba|aQar wta lootiiad at the sight of the hladi'i grbf and fidelity » 
aad an Hanry *a fiak Um li he tank back in his chair, qnite oteroome and 
beaileB hfhi m!bm^^ 

*• Tattrimaiit ain^t «at anything thtaa two days/' the man said, in & 
^adia of foofh pnty. ** 1^1 nek np a little, lir. You aren't the &rit gwn* 
tIflMll wbia has Imi in anri out of griaf bafora this* Let mc go down 
mi pt yao a glaae of poneli and a litUif iupper/* 

*< My food fnand," said llarty, a sickly smile playing Of ar his wblta 
hm^ ** yvn pay ready money for rrery thing in tbii bousOt don't fom f 
I nit laD yo«i that I hairtu't a iliklling left to buy a dish cf meat. AJi 
iimwam$f I Iu^to 1 want for letter^ panar." 

^■O* maatar. my masler!^' roared on| Gi»hOi ^'Look harOv my 
r Barry f Hero's plenty of monty— iMTa^i twaatytkiia i?a* 
fiera^i gold moidore ftam Virfiai^»-li£90— 'QOi not thai — 
ttet'a kaifiakui tlte girli gare me. Taka ercrviljlnif^-^airarythbg. 1 
pa otU nyaalf to*morrow morn ing ; biiibafa*spl> fi i^hU lujutcr ! " 

*«0ial Uaia you« Gnmbu!" Harry aatd, ls,v..^ . :4 4nd on tbo lud's 
** Ton ire live il 1 am not^ and UmTen forbid 1 should 



330 



THB TTEGIKlA^rS* 



not tak« the ofiercd help of such a friend as jcni. Bring mf mm^ 
sup^>eT : but the pipe too, mind— U)« pipe tstoV* And Hattj ftie his 
Bupper with s r&Hah r aad eren the turok^s and bailiff's followiere, when 
Qnmbo went oat of the hQOse tbftt Bi^bt, E^ook ban^s vitli himi and otbt 
after treated him well. 



GE 

TO 



liYIL 



;DUVLE# 



Ms« Gumbo's generotui &t^ ^ mduot soothed uid aoftaoed thm 

angry heart of his master, s aecond night in the spoDging* 

house was passed more pleusi . the first. Somebod^i" at iMit 

there wafl| to help and eomp&aa. b him. BtiUj though softened 

in that one particular ^pot, Harr; t was hard and proud towards 

almost aU the rest of the world, lu^j rere seM^h and ung^entioiu, he 
thought. His pious aunt Wamngton, his lordlv friend March, his 
cynical oousin Castlewood, — all had been tried, and were found wanting. 
Not to avoid twenty years of prison would he stoop to ask a favofor of 
one of them again. Fool that he had been, to believe in their promises, 
and confide in their friendship I There was no friendship in thk corsed, 
cold, selfish country. He would leave it. He would trust no English- 
man, great or smalL He would go to Germany, and make a campaign 
with the king ; or he would go home to Virginia, bury himfielf in the 
woods there, and hunt all day ; become his mother's factor aad land- 
steward; marry Polly Broadbent, or Fanny Mountain; turn regular 
tobacco-grower and farmer ; do anything, ratiier than remain amongst 
these English fine gentlemen. So he arose with an outwardly cheerfol 
countenance, but an angry spirit ; and at an early hour in the momio^ 
the faithful Gumbo was in attendance in his master's chamber, hafiof 
come from Bond Street, and brought Mr. Harry's letters thence, ''I 
wanted to bring some more clothes," honest Gumbo said ; '' but Mr. 
Ruff, the landlord, he wouldn't let me bring no more." 

Harry did not care to look at the letters : he opened one, two, three; 
they were all bills. He opened a fourth ; it was from the landlord, to 
say that he would allow no more of Mr. Warrington's things to go oit 
of the house, — that unless his bill was paid he should sell Mr. W.'i 
goods and pay himself; and that his black man must go and sleep 
elsewhere. He would hardly let Gumbo take his own clothea and 
portmanteau away. The black said he had found refuge elsewhere— 
with some friends at Lord Wrotbam's house. ** With Colonel Lambeit^ 
people," says Mr. Gumbo, looking very hard at his master. *' And Mi* 
Hetty she fail down in a faint, when she hear you taken up ; and Mr. Lifli- 
bert, he very good man, and he say to me this morning, he say, * GtunlxH 
you tell your master if he want me he send to me, and I come to him.' " 



TUl TIRGIXIANS, 



Birrj wsi lottdM whtn hBlm^td tfasS Hettj had hmn ditotod by bit 
ndiintiUMi. Rt did tiat beU»Ti Oumbo^t ilorjr ftbout he? fiintbg; ba 
VI* •twtWPtd t» tni}ftlat# hia blaek'i Unfarngt and to iltow for eZ9t$- 
gmiku* Bot wlisii Qttmbo spok« of tlw Cokiud Uit jc»aAf Tirgiiiliui't 
tpsril vii dirkeood agmia. '' / send ta Ltmbtrt,'* he tWugkt^ grindia^ 
lik I«t4li« " tha nua who injulied me^ sod flimg my ptetmU b^^ in 
Siy tea I If I wrt starring 1 would nal ask him for a cru«t I ** And 
iMcnIljv bvtikg drcttted, Mr* Worringtoii mXkd far hia breakliat| snd 
fepiteltad Gombo with « brwf mlA i» Mr. Draptr in Uitf Tempk stfolr- 
ifl( ilMl fiQtbiiima*a attondanee, 

** n* 9ota WM at bftoghtj aa H ht waa wnting to mxa of hia nogro^s, 
asd aai to a frtt-bom Ed^iiIi g^ntlcnian^^^ Dripper &aid ; whotn i&deed 
ilaiiT^ liad alimi treated with iaiuiri.riibU coivdesconsbti. '* ICb a.11 
tvff will liir ft 900 i^titlemiiii t4) gtT« him^lf oira ; but far a f el law in 
m ipniigiif latiial Qaof him !*' tayt Dnip«r» '* Tra a grent mind not 
tO|pal^ Hvftrtiiakia, M?. Draper did go, cuid fbosd Mr* Warringtoo 
In ^a§ vkivtana trcn more arrogant thft& ho had erer beon m tlu& dxja 
olliii ttteaat proapeHty* Mr. W, aat vu hh bed, like a lord, in aB|4«fi4id 
fB'va nWl kla bair drawd. Ha moliiiiMd Ida blook num Xq fetab bim it 
ckalr. 

** Ezaoaa va, madam, but lyob tiOTfhtiinaa oztd atrt I mn't ioemleoiid 
ii! ** aaid t^ outrage ait^nrr. 

'^fkkaa^half a&d go on with y^nr slovy, my good Mr. Uniperr' 
■id Madajsw de nematatDi imilmi^t to whom bi went t^ report prooead- 
iagik £3ic waa amuW at th« lawyer' a angar. Sha likod bar Qapbaw 
far bai«g Jaaoknt in adromty* 
Rt 0MIIM wbli^ DrapK' waa ti> punme in hia inttrriflW with Hany 
I0gtd baiwaan tba Baronesa mid h^r miin of btuiimeaa <m tbo 
I daj. Draper va« an nbla miD« and hktly m mmi oaaaa to do a 
wtA aervjoa; ba failc^d in thii prr«««nt instaaaa btaanaa bo waa 
yiif Dad tad aagrj, or, mor^ likely aliU, ba««itaa ba anuld not ttsdentBnd 
tim gavtliBafi witb whom ha h&d to deaL I rirmMMr Hint be who oaati 
kia ey^ an tba pnuwnt page ii the moit gvntla of ittdait, Ocstkmaa^ 
■a yaw osiqaiaitioiiably are tbaSi my daar ait, bava yon sot ram a rka d la 
jaor dcal£Bga witb paofda who ara so ganlkaMS, tbat ynti ofiaod thaai 
aaf kaawlsf tba bow or Iho why? Bo Iba »am who b no g aatkBia 
» jao fen a tboiaaaaid ways of wbioh Iha f^aof i faat u * a baa oo idaa 
Ha doaa, or i^ lomatbbg wbi^ piWTokai yovtr aoonu Ha 
ilvca tbat leofii (bdng alwayi am tba watabf and imaaay aboal Un^ 
bia ttanniii mi bobaiiour) snd ba ragea* You apeak la Ilia 
f, and ha fandfla at 111 thut ytiu ara naatieif at blm. You hita 
livwatda hm^ but ho hat«4 yoa aad bataa yon tbt won* 
* yaw don*t aaitb *'Gam>K>, a chair to M?« DrafKrr* laya Mt» 
Wanriagtso, folding bla bfooaded drrMtag^-gown lotuxd bla kgi aa bo aita 
aBlbadb«yb«il. ** Sli down, if yoti plaBaa» aad Ja« ua talk sy bniAiiaai 
atar. MimL obliged to you for oomiiig ao aooa ta fiply to my i 
fi^ yan board of tbia |iiaoo of tU-luek bototf*' 





333 riTE TOtGIlflASS- 



Mr. Draper hftd heard of tbe circumstftnee* " Bad newi trftTel q^dok^ 
Mr. Wamagton," he aaid ; *' and I was eager to offer mj tumble aer^ 
Yioes BM soon as erer yon should require them. Your friend^^ tout 
family, will be much pabed that a g^Dtlemaii of ffmr raak eboitld be 
in luoh a position.** 

** 1 hftTe been very imprudent, Mr, Draper. I Kave liTfd heyond my 
means," (Mr. Draper bowed.) ** I played in company with gentle- 
men who wero much richer than myself ^ and a curied run of ill*Iuck 
has carried away all my ready n aviog mo with liabilitiea to the 

amount of fiyo hundred pounds a .'* 

'* Five hundred now in the oS i Mr. Draper* 

'* Well, this is suoh a tiifle >ught by aeodrng to one or twi^ 

friends^ yesterday, I oould ha^ ^ debt and gone borne withont 

farther to do. I have been miff Jid will thank you to have the 

lundnesB to put me in the way o the money, as soon as may be.^ 

Mr* Draper said *' Hm I ** an€ very grave and long- fac«. 

'* Why, aiTy it can be done Mr., Warrington^ etanoig «t Qn^ 

lawyer. 

It not only oonld be done, hut Mr, Draper had proposed tu Madime 
Bemstoin on the day before instantly to pay the money, and release Mr. 
Warrington. That lady had declared she intended to make the young 
gentleman her heir. In common with the rest of the world, Draper 
believed Harry's hereditary property in Virginia to be as great in money- 
value as in extent. He had notes in his pocket, and Madame Bern- 
stein's order to pay them under certain conditions : nevertheless, when 
Harry said, " It can be done ! " Draper pulled his long face, and said, 
** It can be done in time, sir ; but it will require a considerable time. 
To touch the property in England which is yours on Mr. George 
Warrington's death, we must have the event proved, the tmstees re- 
leased : and who is to do either ? Lady Esmond Warrington in Virginia, 
of course will not allow her son to remain in prison, but we must wait 
six months before we hear from her. Has your Bristol agent any autho- 
rity to honour your drafts P " 

** He is only authorised to pay me two hundred pounds a-year," sap 
Mr. Warrington. " I suppose I have no resource, then, but to apply to 
my aunt, Madame de Bernstein. She will be my security." 

*' Her ladyship will do anything for you, sir ; she has said so to me, 
often and often," said the lawyer ; ** and, if she gives the word, at thst 
moment you can walk out of this place." 

** Go to her, then, from me, Mr. Draper. I did not want to hats 
troubled my relations : but rather than continue in this horrible need- 
less imprisonment, I must speak to her. 8ay where I am, and what has 
befallen me. Disguise nothing! And tell her, that I confide in her 
affection and kindness for me to release me from this — ^this disgrace," 
and Mr. Warrington's voice shook a little, and he passed his hand across 
his eyes, 
''Sir," B&yn Mr. Draper, cy«si^ \ii^"5Q^ss\!^ -masi^ ^^\^«^^^hcr 



TBE TIROINIAMS, 



33S 



ladjabtp j«itttdA7, wboD we 



talked 
UDplcttiftui^ — I Iran*! iftj AA you djOp ditgrmoeM 



the wholo of tbii hero oioit 



bonne^u" 



^ W&ii id ^ott mtiji, fir ? Doei Maduse de B«nifttem know of mf 

KflfJ firaoAitiiioe, air ; the patr^iDg tbd watchei, and alL** 
anf tenml buming red* 'Mt ]» &a nnfaituiiata boiiaen, tlm 
If tlicfii watches and Uiiiigs wbich you had never paid for," ooo* 
the lairj^r. The jrornig man fitaried up from tha bed, looking lo 
thai Draper felt a little alarmed, 
** 1 1 ma J' kad to litigatioa and onpleaaant remorka heing mada ia 
#ouTt, Bir. Tbsm lMmift«ra fetpoot notlung i and wkea thej g«t a felLer 

la ih» box " 

Ottat IIaiT«n, ftlri ^ou 4qdH suppose a gentleman of my rank oanH 
S vateb apon ondlt without iatcndiog to cheat tho tTadeamaii f** 
Harry, i& tho greatest agitatioit. 
Of couTM jou meant everythioi^ that'i honourablo ; onlj, jnu m^^ 
iko law mayn't hap|>eD to thtQk «o/* sayi Mr, Drapar wiiikbg his 
Cjm. ** (^iJig the anperoilioua beaat : I touch him there I) Tour atint 
•a|m It's the »oat im|irudant thing «t^ eha heard of— to otH it I)/ Da 






** ¥«a oaU it by no woma Eama yo&nalff Mr. Draper F^' tayi FIiiiTyt 
ipaikiDfaMb vord Tezy ilow, and otidantly trying to keep a oommaad 
ttfJUaiaU 

Drapar did not Uka hii looki, ^* Heaven forbid that I should vny 
i^ytlil^ aa betwrca gentleman and ugantlemaHf — but botwaen tn« and 
ay ataaatf it'* my duty to Kiy^ ' Sir, you are in a very uopleaiant 
•tnipai' joii ai a dootor vould have to tell hii patient, ' iir^ jou tre 
very ilL' ** 

** AjmI jwu msk% help me to pay thii debt off^,--and you bav« oonaa 
^•Ij la Idtt IB« that [ may b« aoeoaed of rofuory f** eaya Harry. 

^ Of abtaiaing goodt under falae pratanota F Moet undonbtedly, y«i« 
I iUi*t btlp it, dr, DoQ*t look as if you would knock mc down, (Curi^ 
bin, 1 aa making lum winoiSt thougb*) k young gantlaman, mho Km 
aftl J Iwa baadi«d a year Craa lui mft.** aidm diaaSondi and Mat«lii!«, 
•od tikaa 'an to a pawnbrokar. Ton a^ ma what people will Uuuk of 
wmek Mmour, and I tall you bonastly. Don't be angry with »», 
Hr. WarrxDCtOfn.^ 

** Om oHf ear l'^ eays ilarry, with a groan. 

ThM lawyer thought the dtiy was Jiis own* " But you isk if I t^au'i 
hidf la pay tkli debt olf ? And I say Y«a--and that hen» b th« nont^y 
la piy poakal to do it now« if you like— not ntifie, nir, my himourcd 
alisftiX r'Q' <^aDt, Jjidy llvriiskiu* But »hii has a right la impoM her 
iOBiittieaiai end Tvo brought ^am mXh mo.** 

^TcU them^ m,'' says Mr. Uarry, 

** Tb*y are tiot hard. Ihey wm valf lot yovr «wil good : asui ifTo^ik 
•ay Vea^ wi oaa aall a haakney^aaaab, aad go to CiaifpaSir«^%i9f:t^t^ 
wikk I }mf§pt9mkei ta go tlkere, wheUicr yo^ iriE ot iift« Ux*'^^^ 



334 THE TIBfilKLlKS, 



liQgton, I name tio tunieB} btit there wis m quevtloa of insm^^ betinMii 
jOQ and a certain pftrt^.** 

'^ Ah ! " said Hanr ; wd his cotmtenftnce l<H>ked moro chaerfol thftn 
it had jct dona« 

if To that marnftg^ tay nohle client, the Buroness, u most iirer« — 
having other viewa for you, and thiukiog it will be your niin to jnvrj 
a party,— of nobU birth and title it is tme ; hat, exoose me, not of fifst- 
rate obaraoter, and so maoh older than yooxself. You had ^weu «il 
imprudent promiie to that party/' 

** Tei ; and »be haa it atUl," Wamn^n, 

'* It haa been reeevered, E )ed it by an soddent at Tvb- 
bridge/* sajs Mr, Draper, "„ . ient informed me; indeed bff 
ladyship ibowed it me, fet the m' that. It was wrote in bl *^ 

** N'ever mindf mr I " cde« £ "ning almost m t^d as the iak 

which He bad uaed to write hi» promise^ of whiah tha miiuliiwi 

and folly had smote bim with ahi> louaand times over* 

*^ A.t the same time letters, m yon^ and com promising a uMb 

famOy^ wero recoTered/' eontina< lawyer, ■* Yon had test ^eot. 

It waa no fault of yours. You w^re away when they were fotind a|^in. 
You may say that that noble family, that you yourself, hare a fneD>I 
Buoh as few young men have. Well, sir, there's no earthly promise to 
bind you — only so many idle words said over a bottle, which Teiy likely 
any gentleman may forget. Say you won't go on with this marriage- 
give me and my noble friend your word of honour. Cry off, I say, 
Mr. W. ! Don't be such a d— - fool, saying your preaenoe, as to many 
an old woman who has jilted soores of men in her time. Say the word, 
and I step down stairs, pay every shilling against you in the office, and 
put you down in my coach, either at your aunf s or at White's Club, 
if you like, with a oouple of hundred in your pocket. Say yes ; and 
give us your hand I There's no use in sitting grinning beMnd these 
bars aU day I" 

So far Mr. Draper bad had the best of the talk. Harry only longed 
himself to be rid of the engagement from which his aunt wanted to firee 
him. His foolish flame for Maria Esmond had died out long since. If 
she would release him, how thankful would he be ! ** Come I give « • 
your hand, and say done ! " says the lawyer, with a knowing wink. 
*' Don't stand shilly-shallying, sir. Law bless you, Mr. W., if I hid 
married everybody I promised, I should be like the grand Turk, or 
Captain Maoheath in the play ! " 

The lawyer's familiarity disgusted Harry, who shrank firom Draper, 
scarcely knowing that he did so. He folded his dressing-gown louad 
him, and stepped back from the other's proffered hand. <*Qive me a 
little time to think of the matter, if you please, Mr. Draper," he siid, 
'* and have the goodness to come to me again in an hour." 

"Very good, sir, very good, sir!" says the lawyer, biting his lips, 
and, as he seized up b^ bat, taming very red. ** Most parties woold 
not want an hour to oonnder aVtout «a<(^«x\.^]SKt«a\TBaks^'^Qu.: bat I 



THl VIB01KUX8. 



835 



lay ^st mmt be yonrf, osd I'U oam« tfsiB, tud tee wluilittr 

^jU9 to go or to iUj. Good moniifig, m, good marviiig ^ *' snd llo 

'^liii Wftf, ftowling curi^» down th# itain, '' Wqn't toke my 

I mii*l hi f Wil I U41 tne ib mn hour's time 1 Hftiig lot impodenoi I 

11 %hn^ him vluit ftn hoar ia t " 

Mr. Prmper went to his qhaml^en in dudg«o& then ; buUied hu dorkt 
i mttad, and mhI off a rpetcfnger to tbo Bftfonesa, to aaj tbftt lie bid 
I on th« young gootkramif who had domAmded n little time for ooa- 
I mu i»r lbm*B noke, &■ he hftd BO doubt ; the kwyer 
mw «Uiails, triiitt0ted btiftme««, went oot to lus dmneF m the 
VOii Uintftly auumer i t&d tb«ii duaUj turned bi» ttepi toward i the 
an^boofijig Ctusitor Street, *« He'll b@ at home when I oaJly tho 
^ani^fr b«mit ! " uji Drapfr, with n iufcr, ^' The Fortunate Youth in 
blifQQta?'^ the Jaw^'er asked of the sheriff"! ofEeor'A aid-de>oajnp who 
mtUB to opi& the double doon* 

'* Mr Wairiogioii it in bis apartment," laid tho giiitkmani ^* but 
" and heto the gentleman winked at Mr* DrtpePt and kid hb hand 
on hU ooot* 

'* Bat whiit Mr. I^ddj from Cork 1 ** eayt th« Uvycr. 

**%f vMBt !• OcNiigHi ; mo famileo m mskikt ftod me neetiTo pUoo 

ii til* Iridi mtAmmpf^ Ut, &ix-tiid-«ghlpiQe#r' laid tbo Jamtor, 

wJim$ •! Drmr, A rioh odour of i^mtamia lieiuort flUed tht UUlo 

iHL lam douhle doore where bo held the attorney in ooo? if- 



yoo, eir, lei me |mu V* bawled out Mr, l>ra{)or. 
1 mm liaar you fierfeefty well, 8I» Ifl^ tlgbtpence, exevpt ptir hV. 
yoia dtkfop out of jour oonToraBlloii^ FU thank ye uot to oaU 
m» good friend » or me Enxen aud yoitr aoit if ill hava to siako 
^^i^tealt bjo-quatntanoe. Walk in, ak I Bi foEto lor tlia tutaa^ 
^^^^B|r ii mpaf i u f« in birth and mtnntiit thong k llity mo hi yonr 
^^^VKn 4o taiporai^ Hatko* Coofoiind the k^ T Walk hi, lir, I 
^^py t"^ Madame, I haTt Ibo boeoot- of talutmifr ye moot roepootf ully f ** 
^^ A lady with bar fooe eoreted with a eapu^hin, and further hidden 
by bar haadkir«bief« uttered a little exolamatiou aa of alarm ai iho 
aaaa dvwm tiM atain at tJiia inatani oud hurried put the lawyer* He 
waa fnaftig ivward to look at her--fer Mr. Draper vaa Tory earmlicr 
In kb Mannets to waMiii but the bailiCi fellowar ihruit hii le^ 
Brapeir and Ika lilMatiBf lady, orytog» ** Eeofi your own die* 
If you plainel Thia woy^ madam I I at one* WQgniwd your 
hiftk " lliire ho elo»ed tlie door on Uraper'a &€■% aad hdt that 
Maumy to iad kia own waj to hie eliaiit gji^rtaini. 

Al dm, o^doodk that ^Temiog the old Bil«QiM do Bdllifeiin Wti |iiOinf 

if and down bcr drawing erul«b, and for et tr rui^ag to Ifai window 

^m Ika mim of a ooaoli vae htatd paaitng in ClajgM flti ia t fibo kaii 

Ai|9^ Mr dinntr f^rwm honr to hour : the who Mal d d l aa toe i l y^etn 

if her oodc waa fiva ainntaa wlbum )tbm ^nn.* %Va 

tw9 eow&w to he laid, plili lo bo ti4 OVA, mA m/mf^ aftXx^ 




m THE TEBGINIANS. 



dishes to be prep&rcd as if for a littld /ii€. Four — five o^clook passed, 

and at six abe looked from tli« windaw, ftsd a ooaeb aettiallj etopped at 

her door. 

'* Mr* Draper" waa aTUJOnnced, and entered bowing profouiidiy. 

The old lady trembled on her etiek, " WTiere i* the boj ? " dbe slid 

quickly, " I told you to bring himi sir I Row dare joa come mtbooi 

"It 10 not mj fault, modonii tbat Mr* Warrlngtoii refuses to oom«b" 
And Draper gave bia version of th*^ ^^terriew wbicb bad joat taken 
place between himself and the yoim| i^^aiaa* 



CHAPTEE XLTIIX, 
air ifraBinoEr. 

Gonro off in Ids wrath from his morniBi^fl ooBveraation with Hiiif, 
Mr. Draper thought he heard the young prisoner speak behind him ; 
and, indeed, Harry had risen, and uttered a half-exclamation to oall the 
lawyer back. But he was proud, and the other offended : Harry cheeked 
his words, and Draper did not choose to stop. It wounded Hazry's pride 
to be obliged to humble himself before the lawyer, and to have to yield 
from mere lack and desire of money. ** An hour hence will do as well,'' 
thought Harry, and lapsed sulkily on to the bed again. No, he did not 
care for Maria Esmond. No : he was ashamed of the way in whieh 
he had been entrapped into that engagement. A wily and experienced 
woman, she had cheated his bo3rish ardour. She had taken unfair 
advantage of him, as her brother had at play. They were his own fleih 
and blood, and they ought to have spared him. Instead, one and the 
other had made a prey of him, and had used him for their selfish eiide> 
He thought how they had betrayed the rights of hospitality : how tbej 
had made a victim of the young kinsman who came confiding within 
their gates. His heart was sore wounded : his head sank back on his 
piUow : bitter tears wetted it " Had they come to Virginia," he 
thought, ** I had given them a different welcome ! " 

He was roused from this mood of despondency by Gumbo's grinnis? 
face at his door, who said a lady was come to see Master Harry, and 
behind the lad came the lady in the capuchin, of whom we have jost 
made mention. Harry sat up, pale and haggard, on his bed. The lady, 
with a sob, and almost ere the servant-man withdrew, ran towards the 
young prisoner, put her arms round his neck with real emotion and a 
maternal tenderness, sobbed over his pale cheek and kissed it in the 
midst of plenliful tears, and cried out — 

" 0, my Harry I Did 1 ever, ever think to see thee here P " 
He started back, soared aa it «eemfidi^\. >q&^ ^^^^^^si^^Wt ahe sank 



4awii mi tlii bediidi, and leized lits f^veruh htnd, atul embrttd^d hii 
ka«ea, SIm hid » reml reg&rd and istideraei$ for him. The wr«tclv«<i 
plaet in wluch fiie fotuul Mmt his wi¥t«bi^ look^ fillti4 her bnvi with a 
■iaecm loire uid pity. 

I* 1^1 thimght xtaue of joii would oome I " said poor Htrtyi iriih a 

lUra t«ftr«i more kisses of tho hot young huidj more cluapfl tnd 
|9MBttro with hers, were iho likdy^s reply for & mometit or two. 

*>0, m? dear I my dear I I oaiuiot bear to think of thee is mbciry,'' 
•he eohbed out« 

HardeQfld though it might be, that heart was not all marble — that 
iftejy tile mot ell desert. Harry's mother oonid not have been fonitLT, 
Bor her tmiie mere tender thou those of his kiniwomim now kiie^ling 
slhlifiMC. 

** SoBi of l^e debts, I fiaar, were owing to my extraTaganoe 1 " she 
■aid (efld Ihie wte trus). ** Yon bought trinkets and jewels in order te 
fl^e me pktmum, 0^ how I hate them now I 1 little thought I «f^r 
eonld 1 I hs'Tv bfonght them all with me, and more triskete— here ! and 
hum i end all the money 1 h«ve in the world ! ** 

And she peered hrog<jhes, rings, a watoh, and a loore or so of gntoeas 
Jali» Bftfiy*i kp* The Aigbt of whioh fttrangelj igitmted And imm^eelj 
KimMI IbeyoBCf mtn, 
V^ OmMt, yodeet oonim ? " he sobbed oat 

Bie lipi SMmd on more words to utter, hut yet HO doubt they serrod 
|9 axpeaw his gntiiudPr his aHeetioa, bis emotioa. 

He beotae quite gay presently, and smiled as he put awiy some of the 
hk pneeats to Mafia^ and told her into what danger he had 
ihf iillltif other goods wbioh he had pnrohased ou credit; anti 
r m lavftf had imsult«d him juet now upou this Tory poiut* Be would 
hare his dear Marians money — he had ^tough, quite eooiigb for the 
hnl he valued her twenty guiiieaa aa mueh ea if they had hem 
littiiid^ He would sever forfet her love aud kindoese i no, 
hf iU Ihet waa saered he would not I Hb mother thonld loiow of all 
her foodneM* It had oheerod him when he waa just on the point of 
hfvaldqg dews under hie diistttoa and aiiiery, Might Heavoi hlete her 
te at tharo ii no need to pofioa heyomd thi% the eouaijie* eonvttw 
tioB, The dark day eeemed hHghter to Harry after Maria*e visil: Iha 
\ net ee hard to beef* The world was not all eelflsh and 
Bete wae a fond creature who really and truly leved hia« 
OMtfewood waaooteohad as he hadtheuKht Be had expieeied 
bif«rt grief at not being able to miel hb Muaaa. He was 
/is debt Every shtiUng he hid wecilbaHenj hA had lost 
en'th« next day to elhen* Anjtfat^ that lay in hie power he would 
dec Be would eeme Men tsd eee Mr. WarringtoQ : he vaa in «aiti«[C 
lo-^y, and ai lon^ a prisoner aa Harry hhiielf. Bo the ^aix ti33u& 
ebeef fully and aieetionately until the darkneia \iifiux Ui di«M i^ 
t Jiaiii^ with a Migh, liode U§irf fafewdU 



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33B TH^ TTESmLiJra. 



The dooF sc&roely closed upon bar, when it c^penM to admit Draper,, 

"Tour humble servant, sir," lajs the attorney* Ri» Toioi ji 
upon HarryV ear, and hU presence offendod the joung man* 

*^ I had ei(>ectt?d joa some hours ago^ bir^** he ourtly ^aid, 

" A iawye^s tinie ii not alwajs hit own, iir,'* mid Mr. Dr&p^, 
bad just been in Qon^ultation with a bottk of port at th« GreoiuL. 
''Never miudf Tm at jour orders now. Presume it^s all r%ht, Mr. 
Warrington. Packed your trunk P Why, bow, there you we m vo<uf 
b^-gown still. Let me go dovir '~'^ settle whilst you oall in your 
bkck man nnd tiUvate a biti Vvb th at the door, and we*ll be oi^ 

and dine with the old lady.^* 

*^ Are you going to dine with t tasa de Bernitem^ poy F '^ 

*' Not me — no such honour, dinner already* Itf» yon 

a-going to dine with your aunt, li P " 

" Hr. Dra^«r, y^ou suppose a gr d more than you knew/' sayv 

Mr. Warrington y looking very &e>- i tall, as he folds his btoeadt 
dreeaip^-gown round him. 

** Great goodnesa, sir, what do y u a F " asks Draper. 

^'I TUf^aQf siif ilmt I have ooumui^r^d^ and, that having girt n m^ 
word to a faithful and honourable lady, it does not become me to 
withdraw it." 

** Confound it, sir ! " shrieks the lawyer, *^ I tell you she has loet the 
paper. There's nothing to bind you — nothing. Why she's old enough 
to be " 

** Enough, sir," says Mr. Warrington, with a stamp of his foot 
" You seem to think you are talking to some other pettifogger. I take 
it, Mr. Draper, you are not acoustomed to have dealings with men of 
honour." 



LTUl 

1 



** Pettifogger, indeed," cries Draper in a fury. *' Men of honour, 
indeed ! Id have you to know, Mr. Warrington, that I'm is good a 
man of honour as yon. I don't know so many gamblers and horse- 
jockeys, perhaps. I haven't gambled away my patrimony, and lived as 
if I was a nobleman on two hundred a year. I haven't bought watches 
on credit, and pawned — ^touch me if you dare, sir," and the lawyer 
sprang to the door. 

''That is the way out, sir. You can't go through the windov, 
because it is barred," said Mr. Warrington. 

'* And the answer I take to my client is No, then ! " screamed out 
Draper. 

Harry stepped forward, with his two hands clenched. '* If you utfeer 

another word," he said, " I'll ^" The door was shut rapidly— the 

sentence was never finished, and Draper went away furious to Madame 
de Bernstein, from whom, though he gave her the best version of hia 
story, he got still fiercer language than he had received £rom Mr. War- 
Tington himself. 
'' What ? Shall she trust m^ asid I desert her ? " says Harry, 
stalking up and down his toom vu\i\E^Q^inx^^^TVi&^iL^\^^^ « Dear 



THE VTBGmiA3m, 



33i 



ftUlbt, g^efififooa womsn 1 If I Ik ia puoa for jearS| Til b« tnu 
to HOT* 

Btt^ Umfer diusiited ftftttr a vtormj intenrieir, tho deaolato old 
woma vw £ua to lit dawn to tiit meAl wlijeh ab« Kid bofifld to gliA7« 
^^Ijtt^^tr &eph«fr. Th# obiur wu before her whioh bd wms to Ha7« 
^^^^^Hw gUiiM KhttLiag by the mlT^er. One dUh tifUr &mQther wa# 
^^^^Mii»ff« bar b^ tbe nl^nt majar-domo, atid tajttcd atid piuh«(i «wftjr, 
Tbt IMUI primad bit miitreaa at bxt '^ It u eigbt o'clo^kp*' he «idd, 
^* Tout IttYt hod notbiog rU dai'. It k good for you to ent*^' 8bo 
«oiild nol «•!« 8he woiikl LaTa bar ^olSee. Lot CtLie go get her her 
^oiba. Hw laoqu^ji boro the dishea iM^o t^Hei Imrbg tb«ir mittreaa 
iitlbif at tt bafora tba Taeont oliair. 

PraasKtlj tbe cdd aerrant rfr^entered ths room without hU lad|^i eof^ 
aad witb m itrairge aoarad f&oo, and iaii, '' Mr. WAataffutoN ! *' 

Xbo dd woman uttered aa ajtolamatioii, got up from h«r arm ohairi 
In I aaak baek In i% t?«mbting verj much. '* ^ you a.ro come, »ir^ ara 

jittf '* i^ aajdy witb a jond RhAliiug fotot. *' Ilriag back tha 

Aki ** bora ika acreamedr '* Gradoua G<pd, who ia U F' Har cyaa atarad 
triHgpt lNr«yto £mo kolcad gl^oaily tbitHigb hit rouffa. Sba dtusf 
iMhi tnw «llMr obuf to n^iport, aa tbt Tiaitor afftoAcbad bar* 

wboao faoi isddgQra asiaotlj raawiyidBmy Warrbg- 
pboaa vmoa, vboa ba apoka, had tooii ftasgiljf dmilari had 
tbo icrtsiit into th« room* Ha bowed low towarda Iba 

r«i «spc«lad mj bn>thi*rf madam T' ba said. <^ ! am but now 

14 London. I went to hia huui^^ I met hii i^rvaot mi joor 

r wlio ««i bearing thii Uttar for you. I thouii^hL I woulil htmg it to 

dfablp baliDra goinf to bim/^— 4Jid tba itraagcr kid dowa a ktier 



I JM*'— fftapad out tba Baronew*^* ara fm mj nai^Mrw, that «• 

^ Waa fcfllad and k alira ! t am Qaorga Warrtngtmi, madam, and 
1 Aak hsa kfaalblk, what bava ^ on dooa witb my brother f ** 

**LQokt Geoflgefaaid tba Uwildmd old ladj. '* leuipMladMm 
l«i teH^ghil^Hh^abalr wma aat for bim^l htm baaii waitiAg te Ua^ 
air, tati D9w— liB I am iiuito faint—I doa't hk»^l don't liltia bdsf aloM. 
Jh atef aad «!]» with ma 1 ^ 

'*Fard0O ma, madam. Pkaae Qod> mj luppar will ba witb Hmiiy 

«• Bdaf liiB bndu B^ Ida \mtk ban on nny oonditknil li k 
tol i^ biiadi«d pomida t Uem k tba mmtjt *^f ^ P» nmlit ! *^ 

^'IbataoowacLt^inftdmtt. 1 hsfa qiaoj wiliima tbatoaa'tbi btUif 
«Kpl0^ tlrnm m m? brotbo'i aenrke/' 

»Aad Twn wUl Mug bim t«ima» airt 817^ jm vitt Mac %tt ^ 

Mr.WMiqiteMdtfiiwjftsMf bow for uiawcr, ini ^^SidyA. ^»* 

m % 




M THE VIBQINllHS. 



room, pajsing bj the amazed doineetics, aad enlHsg witii in ik of 
authority to Oajnbo to follow. 

Hfld Mr. Harry received no letters from home ? lloAtar Harry h^ 
not opeDed all his letters the last day or two. Had he reoeired no 
letter announcing^ hi» brother^a escape from the French aettlements 
and return to Virginia ? 0, no ! No such letter bad oomef elae M^tttier 
Harry certainly teH Gumbo* Quiclc, hordes; Quick by Strand to 
Temple Bar 1 Here la the house of Captirity and the DeliTerer come to 
the rescue 1 



1 



CHAPTEE XLIX, 



QvjCKf hackner- coach steeds, and be«r George Wamngtoa throng;^ 
Strand and Fleet Street to his imprisoned brK>tlier*fl rescue ! Any on* 
who remembers Hogarth's picture of a Londo^ hackney-coach and a 
London street road at that period, may fancy how weary the quick time 
was, and how long seemed the journey ; — scarce any lights, save those 
carried by link-boys ; badly hung coaches ; bad pavements ; great holes 
in the road, and vast quagmires of winter mud. That drive from Pic- 
cadilly to Fleet Street seemed almost as long to our young man, as 
the journey from Marlborough to London which he had performed in 
the morning. 

He had written to Harry, announcing his arrival at Bristol He had 
previously written to his brother, giving the great news of his existence 
and his return trom captivity. There was war between England and 
France at that time ; the French privateers were for ever on the look-out 
for British merchant-ships, and seized them often within sight of port 
The letter bearing the intelligence of George's restoration must have 
been on board one of the many American ships of which the French took 
possession. The letter telling of George's arrival in England was never 
opened by poor Harry ; it was lying at the latter's apartments, which it 
reached on the third morning after Harry's captivi^, whe^i the angr^ 
Mr. Ruff had refused to give up any single item more cf his lodger's 
property. 

To these apartments George first went on his arrival in London, and 
asked for his brother. Scared at the likeness between them, the maid 
servant who opened the door screamed, and ran back to her mistress. 
The mistress not liking to tell the truth, or to own that poor Harry wis 
actually a prisoner at her husband's suit, said Mr. Warrington had left 
hia lodgings ; she did not know where Mr. Warrington was, George 
knew that Clarges Street was do^ V) ^ud Street. Often and often had 
he looked oyer the London ma^. k\]jv\i^^rcia\^vii ^;svi^^ \j^ Visv where 




T0E VIHOIJOAKS. 




Bmny wna. Hi night bfl with her at tJimt very momtmt* Georgt hid 
j«fld in Hiinj*i kticim to Virginia About Aunt BanL»t£iii*« kmdo6«i to 
£t«b Madam E^aond wat aoften^ by it (and «3p«eialty touohed 
lillir wlilell the Baroncu wrote^ — the letter whieh csaaaed Qeorgtt 
off pOft hasU for Bumpe, indeed). She heartily ho|»ed and 
i thai Madam Beatrix had found ooc^iaion to repent of her former 
way*. It wofl time, indeed, at her age ; and HeareQ knowi that 
\ had pbniy to rep«nt of t I have kaown a liarmleas, good old Boul 
^ aiibty^ atili hepommeled and atonod by irreproaehahk l&diet i^f tha 
I of the Phadseet, for & little iUp whieh ooeurr^ 
Wfbfa Uia preaent centory was horn, or ihe herself waa twenty 
old. £aohel Eimond nerer mentioned her eldeat daughtar; 
od Warrington never ment toned her sister* No« In «pite 
f iha tmWf for rvmiasiun of the sent^noe — in ipite of tht hand^writtng 
\ fioof of the Temple — these is a crime which vome Mks never will 
B, and tcgarding which femalt virtue, eapeciolly, is inexorahlei 
snpfioao the Virginians' agent at Bristol had told Oeorge fearful 
ti^ hii broiber'a doinga, Oumlio, whom be met nt bis annt^a 
door, at aoon la the lad recovered from bit terror at the sudden rt- 
•fipciataaoi ol the ma«ter whom be tuppoaad daadi bad letture to stammer 
eol s void or two mpeoting Mi yosaf malar'a whefeaboutii and 
~ \ fdliabla condition ; and hence Mr. George's stemnesa of demeanour 

i hm p gM i n tad himself to the old lady. It seemed to him a matter 
I llial Itk brother in difficiilty ihouM bo reeeutd by bis rvlutionfl. 
OtOfge» how iitUe you know ahont Lot^don and Lou dun way»* 
«V jOQ take your walks ibtiMui hinr many poor yon m^^e-t :_tf a 
pUafttto^ai wcra for rescviing aO of thtm, not iU tho wealth of all the 
|toviiieaa ol Amenon woultl luffloa hioi I 

Biiltba Seeliiiif utjJ uiiUliim displayed by the old lady tou«}h«d ber 
f% heart irou^h the dark sLreoti towurdB tliM hi>u»o 

I bf«<Uier'ii L ^, _ ^ , , . .i^e c^mo to think of hi« annt^s behaviour, 
) Sim 4am Ittl my poor Itorry^a miifottune/* ha tbou^ht to liimaelft 
biivt b«cn loo ha»ty in Judging he r.'^ Again and aK^iOt in the wiuraa 
Itk lifiii Mr* Oeorge bad to rebukt btmatlf with the Bame erime of 
I too ktttyt Eow aany of na baTft not f And^ alaa, tha mUokkC 
da^i tbesv*a no lapentanofl will mend it* Qulak, ooadmaat Want 
; oa U0W fti you are in getting from Ciiirges Street to the Tample. 
> 0«tttbo knows Lbti way to the bailiCii bouie well enough, Again 
la set ringings The fini door ia opened to Oeorge and hai 
liian that fint door k lucked wimly u|Mm tbam, azid they find 
i in a littk pojaage with a liitU Jawtab janitor ; then a Momd 
r la Babekod, and they enter into iha ho^iM^. Ttie Jewiab Jaattw 
, aa by hia daring tjdlow-toreb h^ aaaa a toeond Mr. Waitingtoa 
f kim. Came to •£« that geQtlam&n f ITcs* Bnt widi t momiat. 
Tkh ia Mr* Wafri]»gton*a brothcir Iran Amorkm* Ottaibo »tiat c^ «iiA 
prepara hk maatar fliat. 8iap into tJda Toom, *t^Wa % fH^^CkmsflBb 
Alrtady tlMErt Bb^t Mr, W/§ iudamm (ike ^gmt^ ^^ ^^ 




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THE VIBQISIAKS. 



A 



np-staiTB with him now., There's djo end af people have been 
him. 

The room uito whleh George wha mito^nced was & mttdl ap&rtiD»il 
whioh went; by the naniG of Mr. Amours ofliise, and where] hj a gat* 
teriDg oandle, and Ulkinj^ to the bailLg', sat a fitout gentlemjm in a 
cloak and n laced hat. The yonag porter carried hb oindle, too^ ptB- 
ceding Mr. Oooi^e, ao lltere was a snti&ciencT of light in the a^iartmeoi. 

" We are not acgty any more, Harry ! ■* 5aya the «tout gentleoi&a, m 
a cheery toto^, geiting up aad advar'*^"^ ^^ ^^ out^tretehed buod. to 



Mr. Amea here says, there wQl 
ng your bail, and we viU d» 
>rnin^," 

fraoe! who aie youP" 
lit hand. 

I more strongly, " God 

II are. You must be 
poor Harry wrote. And I «m 

ir; and who waa kft for dead 
fe again after e%hte^n months 



the new comer* *' Thank God, my h 
be uo diiEeulty about Jame^ and me ... 
you.r huflinesa by breakfast time in th 

** Why , p , Ang ek and minister' 
he etarted back as the otlier ha 

But the stranger grasped i 
you, air!" he said, *'I ki 
Lambert, of whose kindnen 
the brother whom you haT0 ii«w 
in Mr. Oraddock*a aeiion ; and eai^^ » 

amongst the French ; and live to thanK God and thank you for your 
kindness to my Harry/' continued the lad with a faltering voice. 

'* James ! James ! Here is news ! " cries Mr. Lambert to a gentleman 
in red, who now entered the room. ''Here are the dead come alive! 
Here is Harry Scapegrace's brother come back, and with his scalp on his 
head too ! " (George had taken his hat off, and was standing by the 
light) " This is my brother bail, Mr. Warrington 1 This is Lieute- 
nant-Colonel James Wolfe, at your service. You must know there has 
been a little difference between Harry and me, Mr. George. He is 
pacified, is he, James ? *' 

" He is full of gratitude," says Mr. Wolfe, after making his bow to 
Mr. Warrington. 

" Harry wrote home about Mr. Wolfe, too, sir," said the young man, 
** and I hope my brother's friends will be so kind as to be mine." 

" I wish he had none other but us, Mr. Warrington. Poor Harry's 
fine folks have been too fine for him, and have ended by landing him 
here." 

*' Nay, your honours, I have done my best to make the young gen- 
tleman comfortable ; and, knowing your honour before, when you came 
to bail Captain Watkins, and that your security is perfectly good,— if 
- your honour wishes, the young gentleman can go out this very night, 
and I will make it all right with the lawyer in the morning," says 
Harry's landlord, who knew the rank and respectability of the two 
gentlemen who had come to offer bail for his young prisoner. 

''The debt is five hundred and odd pounds, I think?" said Mr. 

Warrington. ** With a hundred thanks to these gentlemen, I can pay 

the amoant at this moment into the officers' hands, taking the usual 

moknowledgment and oautioii. 'ftut 1 <»si xiv^^^ W^V %^ntlemen, that 



THE vTrarouin. 




jots wiped nj IfTothoT «t his noed^ Atid^ for doing ao, I fi«j tlmik yati, 
«iid God bl«ii j^Uf in mj mdtJier'i JiKsao And taiat/' 

Qmnbo bod, ae«n«bil«, (p^ne op-itairt to hi* master'A ap&rtixtent, 

where Htny would pmbably^ have scolded the uegfo for retuming thAt 

Imi thai th« young gftitleman wu vorj muah sooihed and touohod 

tlbi ooofenalion hi< had had with the friend who had jtut kft him. Ht 

f OTtr his pipe of Ylr^iaia in t Md mood (foTp aomehow, erea 

goodiitat uxd afi«icUon, as she bad just exhibited IheDi, had not 

him ; ind h§ had thought with i little dismay of 

oea to whioh that Yttj kindness and dd^Iitj boiind 

k) whfti Hwt Wolf«*« homely featurea and eag«f outatr^tohed hand 

aMDa to abrcr the prisMier, and he heanl how Mr. Lamhert was helow, 

and the eiraiid upon which the two officers had oome* In gpite nf 

himaelfi Lambert would be kind to him.. In spite of Hjirry'i ill- temper, 

<ftd aaa dlf a s aoapkion sad aiig«r, the good gantiemaii was determined 

Id hd^ him if he might^to help him even against Mr. Wolfe's awn 

ttdvtaa, la Iha latlar frankly told Harry ^ " For yon weia Wfcmg, Mr. 

^^^ivmgiffm** mid the Culon«l, *^and yrju wanldn*t be aet dght ; and 

^Hb«^ a pntmg WKa^ itaed bard words and unlitad beharioiir !» your 

^^pniar, aftd what b mure, uno of the best fentlaman who walka GodV 

^^pMb* T«it le^t totr, what hia answeir hath haen to yonr waywmid 

^^NipM; Ym Will bvar with a friend wh^ speaks fnxkklj with y^n f 

Maitia Jjnabact hath acted in this as he al«mya doth, aa tfju beet 

diiiitsast UiA baat friend, the most kind and gm^fmB nf man. Nay, if 

yiMi wmst aiwHiar peoof of hh goodn«ea, her« it is : He haa conrertad me. 

who, as I doa*t ears to di»gniae, was angry with yon for your treatment 

4iC him, axid baa ahialutcly hronf ht mtt down here to be your ball* Let 

na kalii e^ry P«feoaTimiia ! Harrys and thnke our friend by the hand I 

Ba ia tittiB|$ in the fiMm below. He would not eome here till he kneir 

hvwyan would raeet?tf him." 

** I Hrenk he is a gt*od man I" groaned out Harry. '* I wae wry angry 

attd wild at ttm iimo when he and I met ItJ^U Colanf 1 Wnlfc, Nay, 

Im iroji right ill iendi&f baak tJioae trinkets, hurt at I wai at hb 

m, Gn down to him, will yon be sd kind, air ? and tvU him 1 am 

«ad ask bb pardon, and— and, Ood bUai him far hb gfnrrous 

Muinoar.'* And h< ro the young gcnlli^man turned hit head away, and 

ivbbed bii hand armai His eyes, 

••I 'I thi'* thyulf, narry!" orsea Oie Culond, takinj? the 

band, ** No deputy will aftr aay It half so weH. Come 



VMi gn ftfst^ and 1 *ll— I % follow,— on my word I will. Set I I am 
f momiag gown t I will but pot m a ooat and ootni» to him. Oire 
any mt a aa ge ^t. Just-- just prefMiPe him to me t *' nya poor 

Harry, vbo knew hu mu»t do it, but yet did not mnish like ^j:^ ^jtWdi» 

^ t«iJBf of hnroblff-f ie. 

Wotfr wMif oolamilcng^-underiiaading tlie \a4* t tera^bn ini&> ^SVS9^% 



34i 



THE VlSGnaA3?S. 



pei-hapa, Ab he opened Ua© door* Mr. Gumbo entered it ; almost for- 
getting to Ww to the g^ntlemao, profusely eourteous aa he wna on 
ordinary ecoasionij^hii ©yea glaring' Toond, His ^reat mouth fiinmiag^ 
himself in m etata of Buoh high axcitemQat uid delight that hia nmat«r 
remarked his condition* 

^* What, Gum ? What hat happened to t^^eef Haat thou got & new 
■wectheatt?** 

NOp Gum had not got no new Eweetheart, Master* 

" Give m© my ooat. What haa bro ^ t the^ Wk P" 

Gum grinned prodig-iouslj, ** 1 
inid. 

* ' A ^host I and whoae, and wheie ? 

** Whar f Saw him ot Madame T 
here in the eoach I He down 



Q teen a ghost, Hai^r I '* be 



.tdn*a hooae* Come with him 

low with Colonel Lambert]" 

tting on hii master's eoal, 1^ 

hauda are tremblingi hia H^ 



a strange agitatbn* ^* Is any* 



Whilst Gumbo ii epeaking, as 
eyes are roiling, his head ia wagf 
are grinning, 

"GUost-^what ghost P" says ta 
bo^3* — is — -my mother oome ? '* 

** No, sir ; no, Master Harry I" Gumbo's head rolls nearly off in its 
yiolent convolutions, and his master, looking oddly at him, flings the door 
open and goes rapidly down the stair. 

He is at the foot of it, just as a voice within the little office, of which 
the door is open, is saying, ** and for doing so, I say ihatik you^ and 
God bless you in my mother's name and mine, 

" Whose voice is that P " calls out Harry Warrington, with a itrange 
cry in his own voice. 

*' It's the ghosfs^ Mas'r I '' says Gumbo, from behind ; and Harry 
runs forward to the room, — where, if you please, we will pause a little 
minute before we enter. The two gentlemen who were tiiere, turned 
their heads away. The lost was found again. The dead was alive. 
The prodigal was on his brother's heart, — his own full of love, gratitude, 
repentance, 

« Come away, James ! I think we are not wanted any more here," 
says the Colonel. *' Good night, boys. Some ladies in Hill Street won't 
be able to sleep for this strange news. Or will you go home and sup with 
em, and tell them the story P " 

Ko, with many thanks, the boys would not go and sup to-night 
They had stories of their own to tell. <* Quick, Gumbo, with the trunks! 
Good bye, Mr. Amos I " Harry felt almost unhappy when he went 
away. 



THE VXBGINUKa 



US 



CHAPTEB L. 



OOHTAlfffl M 0E:E4T IJEAIp OF THE FnfffST IfOEALTtT. 

Wvnr ii«t we had the liciioiir to be i^reieiited to Sir MOca Wariiii^ 
too %i Iho Ktng*i dnwing-room, in St James^i Palace, I coniaa^ that I^ 
Ibt o n ar lo o king at hit joUj^ round face^ hii broad round ^raifltooat, hia 
llMUtj ocmntrj maunerj^ — expected tbat I bad ligliW upon a most 
«1iirtbl» ftnd agrc'eabb ooquaintaAoe at lait^ and wiui about to becoma 
iottfinato mtk tbat nobleit •peoimen of the buniaxi J^<»f tbo bepmised 
of tSDgi and men, the good old Eof lith oountrj gentleman. In fact, to 
fat m food old country gentleman it to bold a position nearest the f^s, 
mbd al tbt imnutt of eartbly feUoily. To have a lar^c nnenoumbeTed 
ieoft-ttiU« tnd the renti reifukrly paid by adoring fanners^ who bloia 
r atari at haviti^ suoH a landlord as hii honour; to have eio tenant 
back with his mojity^ t iot>i*ting juat one, perhapi, who doei io 
Isk «dcr la Rva ocoasion to Gmd Old Countrj Gontlenian to show bli 
iahlittt dtttm and nniTcrsal bfenevoknco of ftoul ; to hunt tbre« dafs 
ft^vaflt, Wta Ibe tijort of all thlnp^ and biro perfoot good h«altb iAd 
food apfktlili in oonat^quenee ; to have mot onljr 9<^ apiwtit^ bnt a good 
dmar ; to ait down at ohun>b in thu midst of a churiia of bUaainjp from 
tiba viOafcn, Iho &rst man in the Parjah, the benefactor of the Parmh, 
with aoooarfoitatMai of eonsummnte desert, i^yt^g? ^^ Hare mtrcj opoo 
ua, Btiambla tlnnera/' to be sure, but onlj fur form'i Hake, beoanae tha 
VDtda art vitten in the book, and to gbe other folks ao eiample :<^-« 
0« U* C. O. a mla^rablo tinnaf 1 So healthy » so wealthy, so jolly, i^ 
t fttpialtd by the YieaTi an mneh lionoured by the tenantut to mnoh 
1 admired by his family, amount whom his story of grouto in 
t^ filB«roo&i QauiMri langhter from K^ncration to gisnc ration ; — thia 
fmkA Mmg a misorabb sinner I AihnM done ! Give any man good 
Imlill tad tamper, Jive ibousand a ]rear, the adoration o( his piirUh, and 
tta lot* iad worahip of his family, and Til defy jon to make him eo 
bHfti^ iliMtfaftftd with hit spiritual oonditiijn ai to set hiiuaelf down a 
wlittahia auytbEDf . If you were a roy^al highness, and went to abarah 
im lift maat perfsot health and oomfori, tbu ponon waiting to begin tha 
iiatil yonr SL tl. eama in, would you belleTe yoiu^f ti» bt a 
it 4ba. P Yon might when raoked with goutf in eolitnde, tha faar 
U daat^ Vdbre pmi tyaa, thu duetor ha nog aut off joiir bottle of ela»t| 
•Bli afdifid ivnmtoot i&d a little iherry^— yon might ^^ ba faumi- 
Ualait and n^etiowlfdga yonrown ahortoominiCT and ihu vanitj &f tbinga 
is i«iard ; hot, in high healili, annihina, spinti, that word miserabla i« 
««ljraibim« Yon can't think in yoar heart that yon afa%ih(aY^a«^ 
I for ika pnaentt If yoy an! to be mUetiblti lAnlteMBftSfiiMilr 
wfih £Jb Mgoff i9fiHi ebildrcii, tW9 potuida % y^ax t^alk * 



I 



S4e TKE TIHGISIAM, 



^eer the re^ f 



his (X)ttage^ and eight ahiilin^ n-week ? Ko r & healthy^ ricli, JoHt^ 
country gentleman, if miserable, has a yery nipportabl© mi^ty ; if a 
Binner, has very few people to U\i him so. 

It may 1>e he becomes somewhat seltish ; but at least he is vatisfied 
with himself. Ejtoept my lord at the castle, there is nobody for miiei 
and miles Tonnd so good or so f^reat* HI a admirable wife ministers ta 
him^ aad to the whole parish, indeed : his children bow before hiio : the 
vicar of the parish reTerences him : he ia respeeted at quarter sesiioxiB : 
hi caufiea poaehers to ^mhle : off go e^^ hats before him at market; asd 
round about bis great eoa^h, in whioh u spotless datigbters and sublime 
lady ait, all the oouDtry-town tradetc it oripge, bareheaded, and the 
furmer^s women drop innumerable eurtiii^s. From their cushions in the 
great coaeh the ladies look down beueBoently, and smile tm the pooter 
folk. They buy a yard of ribbon with affability ; they condescend to 
purchase an ounce of salts, or a ps'^^^'^ of flower -^seeds t thej deign t^ 
cheapen a goose : their drive is lik' al progress ; a happy ] 

anppaaed to press round them Jess them. Trade 

farmers' wires hob, town-hoys, wt beir ragged hata, cheer 1 

ficed eoachTnan ai he drives the ftv i^wj^, and cry, ** Sir Miles far cTer! 
Throw us a halfpenny, my lady ! " 

But suppose the market-woman should hide her fat goose when Sir 
Miles*8 ooach oomes, out of terror lest my lady, spying the bird, should 
insist on purchasing it a bargain P Suppose no coppers ever were known 
to come out of the royal coach window P Suppose Sir Miles regaled his 
tenants with notoriously small beer, and his poor with especially thin 
broth P This may be our fine old English gentleman's way. There 
have been not a few fine English gentlemen and ladies of this sort ; 
who patronised the poor without ever relieving them, who called out 
'* Amen!'' at church as loud as the clerk; who went through all the 
forms of piety, and discharged all the etiquette of old English gentle- 
manhood ; who bought virtue a bargain, as it were, and had no doubt 
they were honouring her by the purchase. Poor Harry in his distreis 
asked help from his relations: his aunt sent him a tract and htf 
blessing ; his uncle had business out of town, and could not, of course, 
answer the poor boy's petition. How much of this behaviour goes on 
daily in respectable life, think you ? You can fancy Lord and Lady 
Macbeth concocting a murder, and coming together with some littk 
awkwardness, perhaps, when the transaction was done and over ; hot 
my Lord and Lady Skinflint, when they consult in their bedroom about 
giving their luckless nephew a helping hand, and determine to refuse, 
and go down to family prayers, and meet their children and domestics* 
and discourse virtuously before them, and then remain together, and 
talk noso to nose, — ^what can they think of one another P and of the 
poor kinsman fallen among the thieves, and groaning for help unheeded? 
How can they go on with those virtuous airs ? How can they dare look 
each other in the face ? 
Dare? Do you suppose \iiey t\ivnk. ^Xi^'j V\jc^^ ^wv^^wksi^^'. lio ^ 



TOE VIROINTANS. 



M7 



fiki&fiiat 11 torluiW with remorse mt the idea of tlie distress 
mIM to him in rmn^ qii4 of fJie iiimg^r which be «eut empty 
ftW»j f K«t iiet Ho ia indigumut with Prodigal for being a foot: ha is 
sol uiisaied il IrlmM^f for Miiif s ooraudgoon. Wluit ? ft pMmg num 
with ffuch (i|ip<'r 'Itrmv ilit^m nway ? A fortuDO spent nmoirgsl 

pMihlcrs ftnd :- -'.nf Ufirriblt*, horrible! Take waralngf mj 

dhildi bj Ihia itiifirriiuiBto joutig ntao's b«haTiour, and tee the eouae- 
quiOtM of txtimragaiiee. A^ecirding to the great and alwaji Established 
ClOf^h of ih<^ Phmriseev, hvr^ h am admirable op()orttmity for a moral 
diioatifte, and an assertiim nf virtue, •* 4tid t» thiak of hii deoeiriog 
Bi ior* erlM out Ladf Warriiigt<»[i> 
" Very Mt TtTf md, my dear ! " say^s Sir John, wAggiog hit he«d* 
^* To Uuok ol m mueh rxtraTagamee in one to jontig I" etiei Jj^dj 
WsmUftoR. ** Cafdi, b*hit feiwia at tiTorns of the moat wicktd pro- 
cvrtagi and riiitni;^ hi^r^t'itt tho company of the wealthy and 
t of hk own mMf and, I fi^r, of the moat Iniqnitoiia pertona of 

' tfoalii my Lady Warrington I ^' oiioi bar hnaband^ glani^in^ towards 
\ Dwa aod Flura, who htdd down their hluBhing htads, at the 
k of th» lAst naoglkty pentona, 
** K^ wooiir ny poor ehlldi^n hide thiir Uiatu 1 " mmmm oontitin^i. 
•' My deart, I wlih ofen the oxiataow of tiuih ere&tnrts MuJd he kept 

** Th#y ean't go to m opetn, or tho park, without seeing 'eni| to be 
Mu«,** aiiys Str HiIm, 

*' To Ihiak we thodd have ^ I ttu^h ■ yonng serpent into tho 

t «f our Ikaily t and bavt- sti the oompaoy ol that gaileleta 

•Ad the point« to Mu^ur Mtlee. 

!*• a acrp^nt, mamma Y" inc^tiirea that youth* " First jron said 

h HaETfy wai bad i then he was good : now he » had tigain* Whieb 

'* Ha has faulls» like all nf m, M\Uf, my dear* Your eouiin has been 
wild, aaid yen matt take warning by him**' 

*♦ Was not my fldcr broth pt, who died— my n&aghty brother— wi» 
nart ha wild too ? He was not kind lo me whi^n I was rjnite a little boy. 
Ma ntwm gaTe me money ^ nor 1*170, nor rode with me, nor — ^wby do 
ywi cry^ SMUnma f Bare 1 remnmber how Hugh and yon weia always 

ighi " 

'* SeWoer, air ! ^' cry out Ti^ipa and Ibe girli m a breatk ** DonH pn 
know fwi are neTtr tn mcnU'^n that nameF*' 

** I ko#w 1 love Marry, and I didn't bvt Bn^ " says the iturdy 
little roheL *' Amd if oouiin Harry is In prtsoDp 111 gita bim my half- 
k urn ny godpapa gavt me, snd anything I hav<o^yea, anything, 
my little horte-^aiifi my ulrer waisteoat— uid^Huiil 
flnxibiH a&d Sweetljpt at homo— amd— 'Ond, yea, my ctiatanl atXieK 
This was ira fvplv to hint of sister Dofa. *^ bul T & ^it%\^km. 
r ol 1^*^ Mmtisum Mi}t0, a/Ur s pause. 



I Aim wi e< 

^^VRi»*s 

■bKairl 




jmmiiiB 



MB THE ^IKGIKIAKS. 



" SlMit thy moath with it. oliiid, »nd then go about tliy bnstnei^* 
eaya papa, &mii5ed. Sir Miiea Warrington hjul a eomsid^fable fiuid of 
casj humour* 

*' Who would h&TO thQugkt li# should aver be so wild ?** mftcuBft 
goes on. 

*^ Nay. Yoatb b the seosoa for wild oats^ my de&r." 

'' That we should be so tuialed in him T^ sighed the girb. 

** That hti bhould kis» us both I -' cried papa. 

" Sir Mil^ Warrington, I liaTt no patience with that tort of Tulga- 
rity ! " lays tho majeatie matron* 

'' WMoh of you was the favouriU yestetday^ gids?" ocmtinues tlit 
father. 

" Faroimte, indeed I I told him OTer and ovtr again of my iugif&- 
ment to dear Tom — I did, Dora^ — why do you aneer, if you pkii«ef^ 
aaf s the hand&ome Eist^r. 

** Nay, to do her justice, so did Dora too,^' said papa* 

** Because Flora seemed to wish to forget lier ^njagemeEt with, d^r 
Tom sometimes," remarks her sister^ 

** 1 ne^er never never wished to break wilb Tom ! It's wicked d 
you to say sOp Dora! It is jou who were for ever sneering' at him: ft 
ia you who are always envious because I happen— at least, beeati* 
gentlemen imagine that I am not ill-looking, and prefer me to bodm 
folks, in spite of all their learning and wit ! " cries Flora, tossing her 
head over her shoulder, and looking at the glass. 

** Why are you always looking there, sister?" says the artless Miles 
junior. ** Sure, you must know your face well enough ! " 

'* Some people look at it just as often, child, who haven't near such 
good reason," says papa, gallantly. 

" If you mean me, Sir Miles, I thank you," cries Dora. "My face 
is as Heaven made it, and my father and mother gave it me. 'Tis not 
my fault if I resemble my papa^s family. If my head is homely, it 
least I have got some brains in it. I envious of Flora, indeed, becsme 
she has found favour in the sight of poor Tom Claypool ! I should ii 
soon be proud of captivating a ploughboy ?" 

" Pray, miss, was your Mr. Harry, of Virginia, much wiser than Ton 
Gaypool ? You would have had him for the asking ! " exclaims Flora. 

** And so would you, miss, and have dropped Tom Claypool intothi 
sea ! " cries Dora. 

** I wouldn't" 

"You would." 

" I wouldn't ;" — and da capo goes the conversation — the shuttlecock 
of wrath being briskly battled from one sister to another. 

"0 my children! Is this the way you dwell together in unity?" 
exclaims their excellent female parent, laying down her embroiderj. 
" What an example you set to this Innocent." 

*'Like to see 'em fight, my kdyl" cries the Innocent, rubbing his 
b&nda^ 



THE VTBGIKIAN8. 



St9 



" At lier, Floro I Wcny her^ Dart ! To it m^in, ftm little rogutft! ** 
Mj» facetbai ftspft, " 'Tb good sport, ain*t it, Miley ? " 

**0, 8tr MiJetl 0, my okildnnl These disputes ore unseemly, 
Thef iMif B ibod motluei^i heart/* m.j9 mamma, with majestic action, 
ih«»ugli heaimg tht Iftoertition of her homm with mneh seeming' equa* 
aimitj. *^ What otttao for thaukfnliiess ought we to bavei that watchful 
I«fl«Dte liftTo finTtiit^ tnj idle engagcmemtt between you aiid your 
adMid«d QOitiui, II we hare been miBtaken in him, i& it not n meref 
tec wt h«T« found out our error in time ? If either of you had any 
fm^Ofm^ fot hun, your excellent good sense, my loTea, will taaob you 
tft ofif«Rn*i to tfiidieite, the ttm feeling. That we cheriahtd and worn 
kind U^ him qul fi^wr he a souroe of regret, 'Tli a proof of our good 
iuitttfi. Whil wi hat« to regret, I fear, it, that your oondn shonhl 
bsf^ pfored tmvorihy of our kindneetf and, coming away from th» 
mifflj af guiiblen, plfty-aoton, uid the like, ihould have brought 
•mlABtiiAtton — pollution, I had almost aaid — into this pure family I ** 

** Of bother mammals aensons I ** says Flora, as my lady pursues a 
Iwnuifiit of whioh we only giTe the eommencement here, but during 
«ydl fifa, whistling, geotly quits the room on tiptoe, while thu artless 
If ilia |tifiior winds his top and pegs it under the lobes of hia sistari. 
It bat 4m% kummmg, and itaggeri^ and tumbled over, and expifed in 
fta Qioal lipij manner, long ere Lady Warrington baa finished her 



** Waic yoo listening to toe^ my child F" she asks, laying her band on 
bar darlUif't head. 

** Yt«, mothtr/' sa^'i he, with the whipcord in hb month, and pro- 
««dlttg to wind np his sportive engine. ** You was a saying that 
Harry waa v^ry poor now^ and that we oughtu^t to help him. Tbat^t 
wbat jfm waa saying ; wasn't it, madam P'' 

**My poor eluld, thou wilt understand me better when thou art 
alilarf '* says mamma, tuming towarda that ceiling to whioh ber eyem 
always bavt reoourse. 

** 0«t ottt, you Mttla wretch ! " eries one of ib# aiaten. The ajtlasa 
aoa baa pifpd his t^p at Dora*e toes, and laughs with the glee of m«rry 
Ififliood at bii sister's disoomtitu;?. 

But what ti this 7 Who oomoe bert f Why does Sir Miica Totnm tii 
Ihi dnwlAg^roomt and why docs Tom daypool^ who atiidea after the 
lifMit, waar a oountcoanee so diiturbed ? 

** IIfre*a a pretty bustn^ss^ my Lady Warrtogtoi!'* Qties Sir MHaa, 
** ficrt'a a wonderful wonder of wonders, girls I ** 

** fm goodness sake, gentlemen , what It jonr intelHgeneef ** asks the 
TOtiiona matron, 

*' Th» wbota town^a taUdng abont it, my lady !" tap Tom Qaypoolp 

** f«n bM ii«ii bfrn," eontinnod 6ir MUca. 

•«fiiinbQidi0f tbetn, mjLady WarnngtOQ. l%av ^f«t« i^ Bxtt^yu^ 
Um mht, wkh t nyoliir mob sacr 'cm, KxA m UU, ^i^ Wt ^^ 



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350 THE TIRGINIAXS, 



their different ribbana you wauld hardly h&re told oce from the oUier. 
One WBfl in blue, the other in broira ; but Fm certain be baa worn baLb 
the Buits beie.'^ 

*^Wbst suits P" 

*» What one,— what other?" caU the giilt, 

*^ Why, your fortunate youth, to be sure*'* 

'^Our predoua Yir|^iniani and heir to the prmeipality I" says Hir 
Mil^, 

*'Ia my nephew, tbeHi released from bis mcorcerationF** uks her 
lAdyahip, '* And is h« again plunged in the TOrtex o£ di&sip . , « .^' 

'' Conibund Mm I '' roar% out tbe Baitinet, with tin expresdou whicb I 
fear was eren atronger. ** What ahould you think, mj Lady Wairiugtoilp 
if thii pre^ouK nephew of mine should turn out to be an impostor ; by 
George I no bett^f than an adventurer P^' 

** An inward monitor whispered me as muob I " med the lady ; ** M 
I dashed from mt the unworthy suspicion. Speak, Sir Mika, we bum 
with Lmpatienoe to liaten to jour iuteOigence," 

'Til ifi^akf my We, wb^u youVe done,'* sayi Sir Miles* ^^Well* 
what do you think of my gentleman, who cornea into tuj house, dins il 
my table, is treated as one of this family, kisses my ^" 

** What f " asks Tom Claypool, firing as red as bis waistcoat. 

« — Hem I Kisses my wife's hand, and is treated in the fondest 
manner, by George ! What do you think of this fellow, who talks of 
his property and his principality, by Jupiter ! — taming out to be t 
beggarly second son ! A beggar, my Lady Warrington, by " 

** Sir Miles Warrington, no violence of language before these dear 
ones I I sink to the earth, confounded by this unutterable hypoorisy. 
And did I entrust thee to a pretender, my blessed boy ? Did I leave 
thee with an impostor, my innocent one P " the matron cziMi fondling 
her son. 

" Who's an impostor, my lady ? " asks the child. 

** That confounded young scamp of a Harry Warrington I " bawk o^ 
papa; on which the little Miles, after wearing a puzzled look £orft 
moment, and yielding to I know not what hidden emotion, bursts out 
crying. 

His admirable mother proposes to dutch him to her heart, bat he 
rejects the pure caress, bawling only the louder, and kicking franti- 
csdly about the maternal ^emtum, as the butler announces ** Mr. Greoigs 
Warrington, Mr. Henry Warrington! " Miles is dropped from bis 
mother's lap. Sir Miles's face emulates Mr. Claypool's waistcoat. The 
three ladies rise up, and make three most frigid curtseys, as our tvo 
young men enter the room. 

Litde Miles runs towards them. He holds out a little hand. ** 

Harry! No! which is Harry? You're my Harry," and he chooses 

rightly this time. " 0, you dear Harry ! I'm so glad you are come I 

and they^ye been abusing yon. sol" 

''lam oome to pay my duty to in^ \m^^^ «k^ ^^ ^jK£!i.>bairQd Mi; 



TlIE TnG0DO15& 



Wdfliigtm ; "t&d to thi^ him for hii batpitolities to my brother 



^ Whal^ ti^h«w Chorp f %j hrothat's fioe and eyes I Boja both, 
i Utt 4«l%liit4 (o m9 you ! " 0ri«« tlieur unele, gi«i{»mg £iJft^c;tbiuit£ly a 
lumd of iMht lA hit hanatt fkoe rodiatea with pleaaofe. 

A^XkkiikdMd bsth bi«tLi.ttOit mptoiotu nmdftmoit provjdmtiai 
liWifiitttiiin/* my* l^Ay Wttmngton^ *'Oal]r 1 wonder timt tnjr 
ttc|ib«* Hcurr «ooo«ftkd the oir«umitaoi» imtil now/' ahe ftdd^t witk 
m itdcdong gliuaoe il both yming gentlemen. 

**Ue kiii-ir it no tnort Utim Tour lAdj&hip," sayn Mf, Watti^gtoE. 
Thfl jotitii^ Iftdifn looked at earth other with downoa^ eyei« 

*^* intloodp iir 1 A movt iinguiAr lurciaaistMioei" ba^i m^^nunft, witk 
ftuuther curtM'j, " We had h^Ard of it, sir ; and Mr. ClsTpJol, our 
oottaty iMgiflihQUfp b^ JQftt brought ui ib» mtelligenot, and it «veu 
OOW toiDtd tilt lubjtet of my ooD¥«TAation wHh my d&o^ hterv." 

■* Tt«»'^ ori«t out n little moe, ^* and do jou kaow^ HiJTj, fiither ftud 

noibct Mid jou wai a— n imp ^ 

**8tlcfi«», mX child t Screwby, oonye^ Master Warrington to hit 
[ jpMtBicttt I Th«*B«i, Mr. Wurrington— or, I suppose I should my 
6|orgt*^iir& your eouaini/' Two curtA^ys — two chesiei w# 
lusdi «rc held out. Ml'. E^uond Warriugtoti makti m 
pPoCbiad km bow« whidi cmbrAooi (md it ii the only embfKse which titt 
ftaljywft oftsi*) «11 thr«a IftdieA^ Ho layi hii hkt to \m betut. Ho 
flijrVi "II ii ifiy duty^ mndam, to pay loy litfMtl to my ujiolt ii]<d 
And to tliAiik yo^ir iiidynhtp ior tuafa Iwifltillty aa you h^vt 
'to ihow to my btothiir**' 
*^ It «ai not mucliy u«ph«w, but it wwm omr Imt^ Od* bobi 1 *' mm 
Iht bMilj fi&r MilM, <' it wu our bc«i I '' 

** And I t^reoimto it, fir/* Myt Mf« Wsfriflgtoo^ looking pnY«lf 
n«&4«llktliaiUy. 

"Om n tl^ hind. Not a woid mm^^ ityt Sir MBm. " What F 
do jfW ty&k I m a oonnibal, &nd won- 1 est^d tho hand of hofpitAlity 
ftoi^ 4mt broihiS''s ton 'i Wbmt Ay yott, JadiF Will you eat our 
fli Ibiw f Thi» it my n»ighboiir» Tom Clitypoolf ton to Bir 
QAypcNd, BAToniti ond my Tiiy good fnend. Iley, Toml 
i mOi bo of tho ixuty, Tom f Thou loiowwt our brow, hey, my 
bofi'*' 

'^Tmi 1 kmiw ttt iir Milto/^ roplioi Tomi wit^ no poouliAr expre«ion 
o£ flflflff* on hit ftet. 

' iad tlioa ihAlt twtt it, my boy, thrnt ih«lt tuto it t Wbftt it ther« 
ft my htdy W Ardagton f Our Jood ii fidiii bol pkoijt Mm 
.bvlfilMityr' 
** Wo ottnot |4rUke of it to-dAy, «ir, We dint with n fiimd who 
OOA«|doi my Loid Wruthnm^i houto, ycrttr neigh bimr« Colonel LAmberl 
— >li«ior-0«i««l IiAmbort h# bao jutt been mod«.'* 
** With two dmf bl«n| 1 think-«ooiuilry&Bd*»looking |jyeW-'^>« ^Smtfl 




S02 



THE THIGTNIAKS. 



** I think I have retiiarked two little ralher ilovrdj things/^ iayi Dorm. 

** They are as good girl* as any in England I " breaks out Hairy, to 
vliom no one had thought of Bay tug a Bingk word. Bii reign was 
over^ you see> He was tiobody. What wonder^ then, that be ihioiild 
»ot he Tisible ? 

** 0, indeed J oousia I " Bays Bora^ with a glance at the ^-ouaf inaOt 
who Bate with burning cheeks^ oha£ng at the hiimUiation ptit ufwa him, 
bnt not knowing how or whether he should notico it* ** iadtt^f 
oousint You are very charitable — or very luoky, Fin «ur«! Ton 
Beo aogels where we only see ordinary little persons* Vtn ture I oould 
not imagine who were those odd-looking peo[>le in Lonl Wrothani'i 
eoaoh, with his handaom© liferies* But if they were tlireo fli»^*i*^ i havi 
nothing to say." 

** My brother is an enthusiast^" inturpoaes George. ** He u ofUa 
fiuirtiiken about women/' 

** Oj realty I " say a Dora, looking a little uneasy * 

" I fear my nephew Henry has indeed met with some un&i^owraljJo 
Itpeoimens of our aex^" the matron remarks, with a groan. 

** We are ao easily taken in, madam™ we are both Yorjr yotuig yei— 
we fthall grow older and learn better," 

** Most sincerely, nephew George, I trust you may, Tou \mr§ my 
b«flt wishes, my prayers^ for your broth cr^s welfare and yonr own, ^& 
effbrte of ours have been wanting. At a painful moment^ to which t 
will not further allude " 

" And when my uncle Sir Miles was out of town," says George, look* 
ing towards the baronet, who auiilea at him with aflfectionate appr^tal* 

'* — I tent your brother a work which 1 thought might comf^srt himt 
and I know might improve him* Nay, do not thank me ; I ckim no 
credit ; I did but my duty^ — a humble woman** duty— -for wb«t are thii 
world's goods, nephew, compared to the welfare of a soul f If 1 ^'^ 
good, I am thankful ; if I was useful, I rejoice* It^ through my meam, 
you have beeu brought, Harry, to consider " 

** ! tlie sermon, ia it P ^' breaks in downright Harry. " I h»da'* 
time to read a single Eyllable of it, auiit— thaok you* You see 1 4ofl't 
care much about that kind of thing— but thank you all the same," 

** The intention is everything," says Mr, Warrington, ** and ws 4» 
both grateful. Our dear friend. General Lamb^irtt intended to give bill 
for Hany ; but, happily, I had funds of Harry's with mo to meet my 
demands npon us, Eut the kindnesa ia the same^ and I am gratt^fal Vf 
the friend who hastened to my brother's rescue when he had mo«t wsd 
of aid, and when his own relations happened — so unfortunately^to bt 
out of town," 

** Anything I could do. my dear boy, Fm sure— my brother's nin— 
my own nephew— odi bobs I you know — that is, anything^aiiiyiSAiVy, 
you know 1 " eriea Sir SJiles, bringing his own hand into George's wli 
a generous smaoki. You can*i stay and dino with us P Put off thi 
Co^ianei— the GenereJ— do^ now I Or name a day. My l^df WartiJUf* 



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TOE YIliGmiAKS. 



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tnw idaIc* wf ntfkmvr mtme ji day when ha will «it under his i^and- 
laUicT^B piHiirti uid drmk i»oiue of his wine I '* 

** Bk kltOtataal facultiei seem more daTdnped Hiail thmxt of hia 

nlaokj fomifif liroyiGT," remarkid say kd^, when tUe joun^ geBtla- 

ptn had taken Uiilr leave. ^^ The ^onDger luiiAt be reckleBs sud eitm- 

iguil ibout moDcy indee