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disentangling the various partial movements neces- I him with a sound cuff, and transported him back sary to execute a particular evolution; and why his his dingeon, the little white-headed varlet scream memory, so alert upon most occasions, did not cor- 21" from the very top of his lungs, & shri. rectly retain technical phrases, and ininute points of 1*

Towling remonstrances of the earum etiquette or fierd discipline. · Waverley was naturally !•

other part in this concert was sustan. modest, and therefore did not fall into the egregious

int yelping of a score of idle useless cu mistake of supposing such minuter rules of military *

ved, sparling, barking, howling, duty beneath his notice, or conceiting himself to be

the horses' becls; a nuisance at the born a general, because he mace an indifferent subal

wmon in Scotland, that a French tout:tern. The truth was, that the vague and unsatisfac

ser travellers, longed to find a good a. tory course of reading which he had pursued, working

son for every ihing he saw, has resand, upon a temper naturally retired and abstracted, had

memorabilia of Caledonia, that the za given him that wavering and unsettled habit of mind,

in each village a rclay of curs, called. which is most averse to study and riveted attention.

luty it was to chase the cheraux de por Time, in the meanwhile, hung heavy on his hands.

and exhausted to move without such The gentry of the neighbourhood were disaffected, and im one hamlet to another, till their ! showed little hospitality to the military guests; and i 3 oy drove them to the end of their sta: the people of the town, chiefly engaged in mercantile * d remedy (such as it is) still exist: Ei pursuits, were not such as Waverley chose to asso- .'!, nagu te from our present purpose, and is o!.. ciate with. The arrival of summer, and a curiosity o for consideration of the collectors ud to know something more of Scotland than he could

dog-bill. see in a ride from his quarters, determined him to re- varley moved on, here and there an old man quest leave of absence for a few weeks: He resolved 21+ firmy toil as years, his eyes blearol wit first to visit his uncle's ancient friend and correspond- it me, iottered to the door of his hut, 10 L ent, with thopurpose of extending or shortening the

k of the stranger, and the form and moun time of his residence according to circumstances. He

es, and then assembled, with bis neigh travelled of course on horseback, and with a single

litile group at the smithy, to discuss itattendant, and passed his first night at a miserable

s of whence the stranger came, and when inn, where the landlady had neither shoes nor stock

je going. Three or four village girls, . ings, and the landlord, who cailed himself a gentle

m the well or brook with pitchers and man, was disposed to be rude to his guest, because he

their heads, formed more pleasing objects had not bespoke the pleasure of his society to supper.

their thin short-gowns and single pell? The next day, traversing an open and unincloser.

arms, legs, and feet, uncovered heads an country, Edward gradually approached the Highlands patvir, somewhat resembled Italian forms! of Perthshire, which at first had appeared a blue ont.

Nor could a lover of the picturesque ha Jine in the horizon, but now swelled into huge gigantic nal: either the elegance of their costume, ki masses, which frowned defiance over the more leve -5 likke try of their shape; although, to say tha country that lay beneath them. Near the bottom of

re Englishman, in search of the comfort 3. this stupendous barrier, but still in the Lowland coun is soni peculiar to his natige tongue, might has try, dwelt Cosmo Comyne Bradwardine of Bradwar ? clothes less scanty, the feet and lcgs some dine; and, if gray-haired eld can be in aught believed i Practed from the weather, the head and conthere had dwelt his ancestors, with all their heritage 0ins rouded from the sun, or perhaps might even since the days of the gracious King Duncan.

+4) ght the whole person and dress considera hot ved, by a plentiful application of sprin."

.h a giantum suficit of soap. The whole CHAPTER VIII.

is depressing ; for it argued, at the fir

least a stagnation of industry, and perhari A SCOTTISH MANOR-HOUEE SIXTY YEARS SINCE.

1. Even curiosity, the busiest passion ! It was about noon when Captain Waverley entere

cemed of a listless cast in the village a the straggling village, or rather hamlei, of Tully-V

plan: the curs aforesaid alone showed an, olan, close to which was situated the mansion of th

* activity: with the villagers it was passive proprietor. The houses seemed miserable in the e 23. od and gazed at the bandsome young odio, treme, especially to an eye accustomed to the emilist attendant, but without any of those quick neatness of English coilages. They stood, witho 1.- and eager looks, that indicate the earnest any respect for regularity, on each side of a straggli

1 which those who live in monolonous ras. 1 kind of unpaved street, wliere children, alnost ir Riset look out for amusement abroad. Yetih primitive state of nakedness, lay sprawling, as if

lomy of the peor' when more closely csbe crushed by the hoofs of the first passing hor

was far from exhibiting the indiference in Occasionally, indeed, when such a consumimatta "; their features were rough, but remarkably seemed inevitable, a watchful old grandam, with

at; grave, but the very reverse di stupi close cap, distalt, and spindle, rushed like a sybi'

a among the young women, an artist lugh frenzy out of onc of these miserable cells, dashed i

ösen more than one model, whose features are • the middle of the path, and snatching up her 6

embled those of Minerva. The children als i charge from annong the sun-burnt loiterers, sal

skins were burnt black, and whose hair wa • The courtesy of an invitation to partake a traveller's't

ne Host of the Garter in the Merry Wives of Wind! or at least Uiat of being mvited to share whatever liquo

e of the George in the Merry Devil of Edmonton guest called for, was expected by certain old landlords in

og the Inndlady took her chare of entertaining the cutti land even in the youth of the author. In requital, mine

either caso, the omitting to pay them duo atten was always furnished with the news of the country, and

Sleasure, and perhaps brought down a smart jeet, the in probably a little of a humourist to boot. "The devolution of the the following occasion whole actual business and diudgery of the inn upon the poor A jolly dame who, not " Sixty Years since.", kmu the pride gudewise, was very common anong the Scottish Bonifaces. pal caravansary nt Greenlaw, in Berwicksture, hnd the hour There was in ancient times, in the city of Edinburgh, a gentle to receive under her roof a very worthy clergymau, willi ter inan of good family, wlig condescended, in order to gain a live- sons of the same profession, each having fure of souls to

ihood; to become the nominal keeper of a coffee-hoase, one of said in passing, none of the reverend party were reckoned ponor the dirst places of the kind which liad been opened in the Scot ful in the pulpit. After dinner was (wer, the worthy senior im fish metropolis. As usual, it was entirely manaved by the care-the pride of his heart, asked Mrs. Buchau whether the crer le ful and industrious Mrs. P; while her husband amused him. had such a party in her house before. "Here sit n," he sam self with field sports, without troubling his lend about the "a placed minister of the Kirk of Scotland, and here wit m matter. Once upon a tine the proroisos having taken fire, the thrce sons, each a placed minister of the sume kirk-Confess husband was met, walking up the High Sirdet Inaded with his Luckie Buchan, you never had such a party in your how gung and fishing rods, and replied calinly to some one who in- before." The question was not premised by any inyilation quired after his wife, that the poor woman was trying to save sit down and take a glass of wine or the like, no Mirs a parcel of crockery, and some trumpery.books;" the last being swered dryly, "ludeed, sir, I cannot just say that

ever ingi those which served her to conduct the business of the house. such a party in my house before, except once in the forly.five, There were many viuerly gentlemen in the anthor's younger when I had a Highland piper here, with his three sons, ali te, who still held it part of the amusement of a journey to Highland pipers, and dev a spring they could play anay ley with ininc host, who often resembled, in his quaint hul tren.''

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91 bleached white, by the influence of the sun, had a cooling shade, and so much pleased with the placid Jin bu look and manner of life and interest. It seemed, ideas of rest and seclusion excited by this confined SCTEL

upon the whole, as if poverty, and indolence, its too and quiet scene, that he forgot the misery and dint of frequent companion, were combining to depress the the hamlet he had left behind him. The opening into natural genius and acquired information of a hardy, the paved court-yard corresponded with the rest of intelligent, and reflecting peasantry.

the scene. The house, which seemed to consist of aseles Some such thoughts crossed Waverley's mind as two or three high, narrow, and steep-roofed buildings, wling he paced his horse slowly through the rugged and projecting from each other at right angles, formed one

flinty street of Tolly-Veolan, interrupted only in his side of the enclosure. It had been built at a period och tar meditations by the occasional caprioles which his when castles were no longer necessary, and when the a good charger exhibited at the reiterated assaults of those Scottish architects had not yet acquired the art of de

vcanine Cossacks, the collies before mentioned. The signing a domestic residence. The windows were village was more than half a mile long, the cottages numberless, but very small; the roof had some nonbeing irregularly divided from each other by gardens, descript kind of projections, called bartizans, and disor yards, as the inhabitants called them, of different played at each frequent angle a small turret, rather sizes, where (for it is Sixty Years since) the now resembling a pepper-box than a Gothic watch-tower. universal potatoe was unknown, but which

were Neither did the front indicate absolute security from stored with gigantic plants of kale or colewort, encir-danger. There were loop-holes for musketry, and

cled with groves of nettles, and exhibited here and iron stancheons on the lower windows, probably 10 and

there a huge hemlock, or the national thistle, over- repel ang roving band of gipseys, or resist a predatory

shadowing a quarter of the petty enclosure. The visit from the Caterans of the neighbouring HighEtors

broken ground on which the village was built had lands. Stables and other offices occupied another never been levelled; so that these enclosures present- side of the square. The former were low vanlts, with

ed declivities of every degree, bere ris', de terraces, narrow slits instead of windows, resembling, as Edcarat

there sinling like tan-pits. The dis stone walls ward's groom observed, rather a prison for murwhich fenced, or seemed

to fence, (for they this is ely derers, and larceners, and such like as are tried at breached,) these hanging gardens of uan, sizes, than a place for any Christian cattle. Above were intersected by a narrow lane leading to thecom-(these dungeon-looking stables were granaries, called

mon field, where the joint labour of the villagers cul- girnels, and other offices, to which there was access ande

tivated aliernate ridges and patches of rye, o te, bar-by outside stairs of heavy masonry. Two battle

ley, and pease, each of such minute extent that at a mented walls, one of which faced the avenue, and the Eches

little distance the unprofitable variety of the surface other divided the court from the garden, completed
resembled a tailor's book of patterns. In a fev fa- the enclosure.
voured instances, there appeared behind the cottages Nor was the court without its ornaments. In one
a miserable wigwam, compiled of earth, loose stones, corner was a tun-bellied pigeon-house, of great size
and turs, where the wealthy might perhaps sheler a and rotundity, resembling in figure and proportion the
starved cow or sorely galled horse. But almost eery curious edifice called Arthur's Oven, which would
hut was fenced in front by a huge black stack ofrurf have turned the brains of all the antiquaries in Eng-
on one side of the door, while on the other the family land, had not the worthy proprietor pulled it down
dunghill ascended in noble emulation.

for the purpose of mending a neighbouring dam-dyke. About a bowshot from the end of the village ap- This dovecot, or columbarium, as the owner called peared the enclosures, proudly denominated the Parks it was no small resource to a Scottish laird of that of Tully-Veolan, being certain square fields, surround-period, whose scanty rents were eked out by the coned and divided by stone walis five feet in height. In stributions levied upon the farms by these light fora

the centre of the exterior barrier was the upper ate gers, and the conscriptions exacted from the latter for of

of the avenue, opening under an archway, battlemint the benefit of the table.
ed on the top, and adorned with two large weather- Another corner of the court displayed a fountain,
peaten mutilated masses of upright stone, whic, is where a huge bear, carved in stone, predominated
the tradition of the hamlet could be trusted, had gice over a large stone-basin, into which he disgorged the

represented, at least had been once designed to rore-water. This work of art was the wonder of the illage

bent, two rampant Bears, the supporters of the fanily country ten miles round: It must not be forgotten, of Bradwardine. This avenue was straight, and of that all sorts of bears, small and large, demi or în full moderate length, running between a double roy of proportion, were carved over the windows, upon the

very ancient horse-chestnuts, planted alternately with ends of the gables, terminated the spouts, and supsycamores, which rose to such huge height, and fou-ported the forrets, with the ancient family motto, rished so luxuriantly, that their boughs compleely Bewar the Bar," cut under each hyperborean form. over-arched the broad road beneath. Beyond tiese The court was spacious, well paved, and perfectly venerable ranks, and running parallel to them, vere clean, there being probably another entrance behind two high walls, of apparensy

the like antiquity, ofer-the stables for removing the litter. Every thing around grown with ivy, honey-suckle, and other climling appeared solitary, and would have been silent, but for plants. The aveme seemed very little trodden, nd the continued plashing of the fountain; and the whole

chiefly by foot-passengers: so that being very bread, scene still maintained the monastic illnsion which and enjoying a constant shade, it was clothed

with the fancy of Waverley had conjured up.-And here we grass of a deep and rich verdure, excepting when a beg permission to close a chapter of still life. foot-path, worn by oceasional passengers, traced with a natural sweep the way from the upper to be lower gate. This nether portal, like the former, operd

CHAPTER IX. in front of a wall ornamented with some rude scu)ture, with battlements on the top, over which wre

MONE OF THE MANOR-HOUSE AND ITS ENVIRONS. scer, half-hidden by the trees of the avenue, the bih Aften having satisfied his curiosity by gazing steep roofs nud narrow gables of the mansion, whlaround

hin for a few minutes, Waverley applied lines indented into steps and corners decorated wh himself to the massive knocker of the hall-door the

small turrets. One of the folding leaves of the lowr architrave of which bore the date 1694. But no an istgate was open, and as the sun shone fall into te swer was returned, though the peal resounded through

court behind, a long line of brilliancy was flung up a number of apartments, and was echoed from the the aperture up the dark and gloomy avenue. It ws There is no particular mansion described under the name of one of those effects which a painter loves to repr-Tully-colon : but the peculiarities of the description occur ni sent, and mingle well with the struggling light whia various old scottish Seats. The House of Warrender uron found its way between the boughs of the shady are former to Sir George Warrender, the latter to Sir Alexander that vaulted the broad green alley.

Keith, have both contributed several hints to the description The solitude and repose of the whole scene seemd in the text. The House of Dean, near Edinburgh, lias also saine almost monastie; and Waverley, who had given his points of resemblance with ally

Veolan The author las, horse to his servant on entering the first gate, walkebles that of the Baron of Bradwardine still more than fuis slowly down the avenue, enjoying the grateful an above.

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peatedly across his breast, like the substitute used by But no man cared to answer to his cry;

a hackney-coachman for his usual fogging exercise, There reign'd a solemn silence over all,

when his cattle are idle upon the stand, in a clear Nor voice was heard, nor wight was seen in bower or ball.

frosty day. His gait was as singular as his gestures, Filled almost with expectation of beholding some for at times he hopp'd with great perseverance on the 'old, old man, with beard as white as snow," whom right foot, then exchanged that supporter to advance he might question concerning this deserted mansion, in the same manner on the left, and then putting his our hero inrned to a little oaken wicket-door, well feet close together, he hopp'd upon both at once. His clenched with iron nails, which opened in the court- attire also was antiquated and extravagant. It conyard wall at its angle with the house. It was only sisted in a sort of gray jerkin, with scarlet cuffs and latched, notwithstanding its fortified appearance, and, slashed sleeves, showing a scarlet lining; the other when opened, admitted him into the garden, which parts of the dress corresponded in colour, por forgetpresented a pleasant scene.* The southern side of ting a pair of scarlet stockings, and a scarlet bonnet, ihe house, clothed with fruit-trees, and having many proudly surmounted with a turkey's feather, Edevergreens trained upon its: walls, extended its irreaward, whom he did not seem to observe, now per gular yet venerable front, along a terrace, partly paved, ceived conkripation in his features of what the mica partly gravelled, partly bordered with flowers and and gestures had already announced. It was appa choice shrubs. This elevation descended by three renti ther idiocy nor insanity which gave that several flights of steps, placed in its centre and at the wil

doonled, irregular expression to a face which extremitics, into what might be called the garden naturally was rather handsome, but something that proper, and was fenced along the top by a stone para- resembled a compound of both, where the simplicity pet with a heavy balustrade, ornamented from space of he fpol, was mixed with the extravagance of a to space with huge grotesque figures of animals seat-crared imagination. He sung with great earnested upon their haunches, among which the favourite ness, and not without some taste, a fragment of an bear was repeatedly introduced. Placed in the mid-old Scotch ditty: dle of the terrace, between a sashed-door opening from

+ False love, and hast thou play'd me this the house and the central flight of steps, a huge ani

In sumider ainong the flowers? mal of the same species supported on his head and

I will repay thee back again fore-paws a sun-dial of large circumference, inscribed

In winter, among the showers.

Unless again, again, my love, with more diagrams than Edward's mathematics

Unless you turn again : enabled him to decipher.

As you with other maidens rove, T.. garden, which seemed to be kept with great accuracy, abounded in fruit-trees, and exhibited a Flere lifting up his cyes, which had hitherto been profusion of flowers and evergreens, cut into grotesque fix in observing how his feet kept lime to the tune, forms. It was laid out in terraces, which descended he beheld Waverley, and instantly doff'd his cap rank by rank from the western wall to a large brook, wih many grotesque signals of surprise, respect, an! which had a tranquil and smooth appearance, where sanitation. Edward, though with little hope of a it served as a boundary to the garden; but, near the ceving an answer to any constant question, reqursta extremity, leapt in tumult over a strong dam, or wear-edto know whether Mr. Bradwardine were at home head, the cause of its temporary tranquillity, and there where he could find any of the domestics. The forming a cascade, was overlooked by an octangular questioned party replied-and, like the wițch of Tha summer-house, with a gilded bear on the top by way laya, "still his speech was song," of vane. After this feat, the brook, assuming its na

The Knight's to the mountain tural rapid and fierce character, escaped from the eye

His bugle to wind; down a deep and wooded dell, from the copse of which

The Lady's to Greenwood

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arose a massive, but ruinous tower, the former habi-
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That the step of Lord William

Be silent and sure. row meadow, or havgh, as it was called, which formed a small washing.green; the bank, which retired be- This conveyed no information, and Edward, to hind it, was covered by ancient trecs.

peting his queries, received a rapid answer, in which The scene, though pleasing, was not quite equal to frm the haste and peculiarity of the diahci, the mud the gardens of Alcina; yet wanted not the "due don- "utler" was alone intelligible. Waverley then re zelcite garrule" of thai enchanted paradiso, for upon qrusted to see the builer; upon which the full the green aforesaid two bare-legged damsels, cach with a knowing took and nod of intelligence, mais standing in a spacious tub, performed with their feed sinal to Edward to follow, and began to dance the office of a patent washing machine. These did cper down the alley np which he had made hiss not, however, like the maidens of Armida, remain to poaches.-A strange guide this, though. Fou: grett with their harmony the approaching guest, but, ad not much unlike one of Shakspeare' soy alarmed at ihe appearance of a handsome strangeroncowns. I am not over prudent to trust to his in the opposite side, dropped their garments (I should ze; but wiser men have been led by fools. -Byte say, garmint, to be quite correet) over their limbs. me he reached the bottom of the alley, where? which their occupation exposed somewhat too freely, ng short on a little parterre of flowers, shrouded in and with a shrill exelaniation of "Eh, sirs !" uttered ne east and north by'n close yew levige, he founi with an accent between inodesty and coquetry, sprung Ad man ai work without hs coat, whose appeat: ofi' like deer in different directions.

overed between that of an upper servant and Waverley began to despair of gaining entrance into ener; his red nose and ruffled shirt belonging to üng solitary and seemingly enchanted mansion, when former profession; his hale and sun-but, it viz: a man advanced up one of the garden alleys, where vith his green apron, appearing to indicate he still retained his station. Trusting this might be * Old Adam's likeness, set to dress this gardea. a gardener, or some domestic belonging to the house. The major domo, for such he was, and indisputat

At Ravelston may be seen such a garden, which the taste the second officer of state in the barony, (nay, of the proprietor, the author's frient and kinsinan, Sir Alexan-chief minister of the interior, superior even 10 Bu Jer Kaith, Knight Mareschal, has judiciously preserved. That, Macwheeble, in his own department of the kirl. the Burun of Bradwardine's mansion and garden are presumed * This is a genuine ancient fragment, with some alteration

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and cellar,)--the major domo laid down his spade, health being proposed among a round of beauties, the slipped on his coat in haste, and with a wrathiful Laird of Bumperquaigh, permanent toast-master and look at Edward's guide, probably excited by his croupier of the Bautherwhillery Club, not only said having introduced a stranger while he was engaged in | More to the pledge in a pint bumper of Bourdeaux, this laborious, and, as he might suppose it, degrading but, ere pouring forth the libation, denominated the office, requested to know the gentleman's commands. divinity to whom it was dedicated, "the Rose of Being informed that he wished to pay his respects to Tully-Veolan;" upon which festive occasion, three his master, that his name was Waverley, and so forth, cheers were given by all the sitting members of that the old man's countenance assumed a great deal of respectable society, whose throais the wine had left respectful importance. "He could take it upon his capable of such exertion. Nay, I am well assured, conscience to say, his honour would have exceeding that the sleeping partners of the company snorted pleasure in seeing him. Would not Mr. Waverley applause, and that although strong bumpers and weak choose some refreshment after his journey? His brains had consigned two or three to the floor, yet honour was with the folk who were getting doon the even these, fallen as they were from their high estate, dark hag; the twa gardener lads (an emphasis on the and weltering--I will carry the parody no farther word tua) had been ordered to attend him; and he uttered divers inarticulate sounds, intimating their had been just amusing himself in the mean time with assent to the motion. dressing Miss Rose's Power-bed, chat he might be Such unanimous applause conld not be extorted near to receive his honour's orders, if need were: he but by acknowledged merit; and Rose Bradw afdine was very fond

of a garden, but had little time for such not only deserved it, but also the approbation of much divertisements."

more rational persons than the Bautherwhillery Club “He canna get it wrought in abune fwa days in could have mistered, even before discussion of the the week at no rate whatever," said Edward's fan- first magnum. She was indeed a very pretty girl of tastic conductor.

the Scotch cast of beauty, that is, with a profusion of A grim look from the butler chastised his interfe- hair of paley gold, and a skin like the snow of her rence, and he commanded him, by the name of Davie own mountains in whiteness. Yet she had not a Gellatiey, in a tone which admitted no discussion, to pallid or pensive cast of countenance; her features, look for his honour at the dark hag, and tell him there as well as her temper, had a lively expression; her was a gentleman from the south had arrived at the complexion, though not florid, was so pure as to seem Ha'.

transparent, and the slightest emotion sent her whole "Can this poor fellow deliver a letter ?" asked Ed- blood at once to her face and neck. Her form, though ward.

under the common size, was remarkably elegant, and "With all fidelity, sir, to any one whom he respects. her motions light, easy, and unembarrassed. She I would hardly trust him with a long message by word came from another part of the garden to receive of mouth-though he is more knave than fool.": Captain Waverley, with a manner that hovered be

Waverley delivered his credentials to Mr. Gellatley, tween bashfulness and courtesy. who seemed to confirm the butler's last observation, The first greetings past, Edward learned from her by twisting his features at him, when he was look- that the dark hag, which had somewhat puzzled him ing another way, into the resemblance of the grotesque in the butler's account of his master's avocations, face on the bole of a German tobacco-pipe; after had nothing to do either with a black cat or a broom which, with an odd congé to Waverley, he danced off stick, but was simply a portion of oak copse which to discharge his errand.

was to be felled that day. She offered, with diffident "He is an innocent, sir," said the butler; "there civility, to show the stranger the way to the spot, is one such in almost every town in the country, but which, it seems, was not far distant; but they were ours is brought far ben. He used to work a day's prevented by the appearance of the Baron of Bradturn weel eneugh; but he helped Miss Rose when she wardine in person, who, summoned by David Gellatwas flemit with the Laird of Killancureit's new Eng- ley, now appeared, on hospitable thoughts intent," lish bull, and since that time we ca' him Davie Do- clearing the ground at a prodigious rate with swift little; indeed we might ca' him Davie Do-naething, and long strides, which reminded Waverley of the for since he got that gay clothing, to please his ho- seven-league boots of the nursery fable. He was a nour and my young mistress, (great folks will have tall, thin, athletic figure, old indeed and gray-haired, their fancies) he has done naething but dance up and but with every musclo rendered as tough as whipdown about the toun, without doing a single turn, cord by constant exercise. He was dressed carelessly, unless trimming the laird's fishing-wand, or busking and more like a Frenchman than an Englishman of his flies, or may be catching a dish of trouts at an the period, while, from his hard features and perpenorra-time. But here comes Miss Rose, who, I take dicular rigidity of stature, he bore some resemblance burden upon me for her, will be especial glad to see to a Swiss officer of the guards, who had resided some one of the house of Waverley at her father's mansion time at Paris, and caught the costume, but not the of Tully-Veolan."

case or manner, of its inhabitants. The truth was, But Rose Bradwardine deserves better of her un- that his language and habits were as heterogeneous as worthy historian, than to be introduced at the end of his external appearance. a chapter.

Owing to his natural disposition to study, or perIn the meanwhile it may be noticed, that Waveriey haps to a very general Scottish fashion of giving learned two things from this colloquy; that in Scot- young men of rank a legal education, he had been land a single house was called a town, and a natural bred with a view to the bar. But the politics of his fool an innocent.*

family precluding the hope of his rising in that profession, Mr. Bradwardine travelled with high repu

tation for several years, and made some campaigns in CHAPTER X.

foreign service. After his démêlée with the law of

high treason in 1715, he had lived in retirement, conROBE BRADWARDINE AND HER FATHER, versing almost entirely with those of his own princiMiss BRADWARDINE was but seventeen; yet, at ples in the vicinage. The pedantry of the lawyer, the last races of the county town of - upon her superinduced upon the military pride of the soldier,

I am ignorant how long the ancient and established custom might remind a modern of the days of the zealous of keeping fools has been disused in England. Swift writes an volunteer service, when the bar-gown of our pleaders epitaph on the Earl of Suffolk's fool,

was often flung over a blazing uniform. To this must “Whose name was Dickie Pearce."

be added the prejudices of ancient birth and Jacobito Glaunis Castle, is preserved the dress of one of the jesters, very and secluded authority, which, though exercised only In Scotland the custom subsisted till late in the last century; at politics, greatly strengthened by habits of solitary thirty years since such a character stood by the sideboard

of a within the bounds of his half-cultivated estate, wa:9 nobleman of the first rank in Scotland, and occasionally mixed there indisputable and undisputed. For, as he used to in the conversation, till be carried the joke rather too far, in observe, "the lands of Bradwardine Tully. Veolar, publishing the bans betwist her and himself in the public and others, had been erected into a re barony by a church.

charter from David the First, cum liberali poteste VOL IL-E

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