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habendi curias et justicias, cum fossa et furca (Lle the great dining parlour, wainscotted with black oak, pit and gallows) ét saka et soka, et thol et theam, et in- and hung round with the pictures of his ancestry, fang-thief et out fang-thief, sive hund-habend. sive where a table was set forth in form for six persons bakbarand." The peculiar meaning of all these caba- and an old-fashioned beaufet displayed all the ancient listical words, fawor none could explain; but they im- and massive plate of the Bradwardine family. A bell plied, upon the wiiole, that the Baron of Bradwardine was now heard at the head of the avenue; for an old might, in case of delinquency, imprison, try, and ex- man, who acted as porter upon gala days, had caught ecute his vassals at his pleasure. Like James the the alarm given by Waverley's arrival, and, repairing First, however, the present possessor of this authority to his post, announced the arrival of other guests. was more pleased in talking about prerogative than in These, as the Baron assured his young friend, were exercising it; and excepting that he imprisoned two very estimable persons. "There was the young Laird poachers in the dungeon of the old tower of Tully- of Balmawhapple, a Falconer by surname, of the Veolan, where they were sorely frightened by ghosis, house of Glenfarquhar, given right much in fieldand almost eaten by rats, and that he set an old wo- sports--gaudet equis et canibus-but a very discreet man in the jouge (or Scottish pillory) for saying young gentleman. Then there was the Laird of kil. "there were mair fules in the laird's ha' house than lancureit, who had devoted his leisure untill tillage Davie Gellatley," I do not learn that he was accused and agriculture, and boasted bimself to be possessed of abusing his high powers. Still, however, the con- of a bull of matchless merin, brought from the county scious pride of possessing them gave additional im- of Devon (the Danınonia of the Romans, if we can portance to his languare and deportment.
trust Robert of Cirencester.) He is, as you may well At his first address to Waverley, it would seem that suppose from such a tendency, but of yeoman exthe hearty pleasure he felt to behold the nephew of traction-serrabit odorem testa diu-and I believe, his friend had somewhat discomposed the stiff and between ourselves, his grandsire was from the wrong upright dignity of the Baron of Bradwardine's de- side of the Border-one Bullsegg, who came hither meanour, for the tears stood 'in the old gentleman's as a steward, or bailiff, or ground-officer, or someeyes, when, having first shaken Edward heartily by thing in that department, to the last Girnigo of Kil. the hand in the English fashion, he embraced him lancureit, who died of an atrophy. After his master's a-la-mode Françoise, and kissed'him on both sides death, sir, --ye would hardly believe such a scandal, of his face; while the hardness of his gripe, and the but this Bullsegg, being portly and comely of aspech quantity of Scotch snuff which his accolade commu- intermarried with the lady dowager, who was young nicated, called corresponding drops of moisture to the and amorous, and possessed himself of the estate eyes of his guest.
which devolved on this unhappy woman by a settle Upon the honour of a gentleman," he said, “but ment of her umwhile husband, in direct contravenit makes me young again to see you here, Mr. Wa- tion of an unrecorded taillie, and to the prejudice of verley! A worthy scion of the old stock of Waverley- the disporter's own flesh and blood, in the person of Honour-spes altera, as Maro hath it--and you have his natural heir and seventh cousin, Girnigo of Tipthe look of the old line, Captain Waverley; not so perhewit, whose family was so reduced by the ensuportly yet as my old friend Sir Everard-mais cela ing law-suit, that his representative is now serving as viendra avec le tems, as my Dutch acquaintance, a private gentleman-sentinel in the Highland Black Baron Kikkitbroeck, said of ihe sagessc of Madame Watch. But this gentleman, Mr, Bullsegg of Killanson epouse.-And so ye have mounted the cockade ? cureit that now is, has good blood in his veins by the Right, right; though I could have wished the colour mother and grandmother, who were both of the sadifferent, and so I would ha' deemed might Sir Eve-mily of Pickletillim, and he is well liked and looked rard. But no more of that; I am old, and times are upon, and knows his own place. And God forbid, changed. And how does the worthy knight baronet, Captain Waverley, that we of irreproachable lineage and the fair Mrs. Rache! ?--Ah, ye laugh, young man should exult over him, when it may be, that in the In troth she was the fair Mrs. Rachel in the year of eighth, ninth, or tenth generation, his progeny may grace seventeen hundred and sixteen; but time passes rank, in a manner, with the old gentry of the coun-et singula prodantur anni-that is most certain. try. Rank and ancestry, sir, should be the last words But once again ye are most heartily welcome to my in the mouths of us of unblemished race-vir ea nospoor house of Tully-Yeolan!-Hie to the house, Rose, tra voco, as Naso saith. --There is, besides, a clergyand see that Alexander Saunderson looks out the old man of the true (though suffering) Episcopal church Chateau Margoux, which I sent from Bourdeaux to of Scotland. He was a confessor in her cause after Dundee in the year 1713."
the year 1715, when a Whiggish mob destroyed bis Rose tripp :d off demurely enough till she turned the meeting-house, tore his surplice, and plundered his first corner, and then ran with the speed of a fairy, dwelling-house of four silver spoons, intromitting also that she might gain leisure, after discharging her fa- with his mart and his meal-ark, and with two barther's comniission, to put her own dress in order, and rels, one of single, and one of double ale, besides threa produce all her little finery, an occupation for which bottles of brandy. My Baron-Bailie and doer, Mr. the approaching dinner-hour left but limited time. Duncan Macwheeble, is the fourth on our list. There
We cannotrival the luxuries of your English table, is a question, owing to the incertitude of ancient orCaptain Waverley, or give you the emula lautiorcs of thography, whether he belongs to the clan of WheeWaverley-Honour-I say emulæ rather than prandi- dle or of Quibble, but both have produced persons um, because the latter phrase is popular; Epulæ ad eminent in the law."senatum, prandium vero ad populum attinet, says Ay such he described them by person and name, Suetonius Tranquillus. But I trust ye will applaud They enter'd, and dinner was served as they came. my Bourdeaux ; c'est des deux oreilles, as Captain Vinsauf used to say-Vinum primæ notæ, the Principal of St. Andrews denominated it. And, once more,
CHAPTER XI. Captain Waverley, right glad am I that ye are here to drink the best my cellar can make forthcoming."
This speech, with the necessary interjectional an- The entertainment was ample, and handsome, acswers, continued from the lower alley where they cording to the Scotch ideas of the perioil, and the met, up to the door of the house, where four or five guests did great honour to it. The Baron eat like a servants in old-fashioned liveries, headed by Alexan- famished soldier, the Laird of Balmawhapple like a der Saunderson, the butler, who now bore no token sportsman, Bullsegg of Killancureit like a farmer, of the sable stains of the garden, received them in Waverley himself like a traveller, and Bailie Mac. grand costume,
* After the Revolution of 1688, and on somo occasions when In an old hall hung round with pikes and with bows,
the spirit of the Presbyterians bad been unusually animated With old bucklers and corslets that had borne many shrewd chietly non-jurors, were exposed to be mobbed, as we should
against their opponents, the Episcopal clergymen, who were
nr rabbied, as the pbrase then went, to expiate their With much ceremony, and still more real kindness, politi esies, but notwithstanding that the Presbyterians the Baron, without stopping in any intermediate had t. secution in Charles II, and his brother's time to
nem, there was little mischief done beyond the kind epartment, conducted his guest through several into of peti lence mentioned in the text.
wheeble like all four together; though, either out of by the command of St. Duthac, Abbot of Aberbro... more respect, or in order to preserve that proper de-thock, for behoof of another baron of the house of clination of person which showed a sense that he Bradwardine, who had valiantly defended the patriwas in the presence of his patron, he sat upon the mony of that monastery against certain encroaching edge of his chair, placed at ihree feet distance from nobles. It is properly termed the Blessed Bear of the table, and achieved a communication with his Bradwardine, (though old Dr. Doubleit used jocosely plate by projecting his person towards it in a line to call it Ursa Major,) and was supposed, in old and which obliqued from the bottom of his spine, so that Catholic times, to be invested with certain properties the person who sat opposite to him could only see of a mystical and supernatural quality. And though the foretop of his riding periwig.
I give not in to such anilia, it is certain it has always This stooping position might have been inconve- been esteemed a solemn standard eup and heirloom nient to another person; but long habit made it, of our house ; nor is it ever used but upon seasons of whether seated or walking, perfectly easy to the high festival, and such I hold to be the arrival of the worthy Bailie. In the latter posture, it occasioned, heir of Sir Everard under my roof; and I devote this no doubt, an unseemly. projection of the person to- draught to the health and prosperity of the ancient wards those who happened to walk behind, but those and highly-to-be-honoured house of Waverley." being at all times his inferiors, (for Mr. Macwheeble During this long harangue, he carefully decanted a was very scrupulous in giving place to all others) he cobwebbed bottle of claret into the goblet, which held cared very little what inference of contempt or slight nearly an English pint; and, at the conclusion, deregard they might derive from the circumstance. livering the bottle to the butler, to be held carefully Hence, when he waddled across the court to and in the same angle with the horizon, he devoutly from his old gray pony, he somewhat resembled a quaffed off the contents of the Blessed Bear of Bradturnspit walking upon its hind legs.
wardine. The nonjuring clergyman was a pensive and inte- Edward, with horror and alarm, beheld the animal resting old man, with much the air of a sufferer for making his rounds, and thought with great anxiety conscience sake. He was one of those,
upon the appropriate motto, "Beware the Bear;" but, Who, undeprived, their benefice sorsook.
at the same time, plainly foresaw, that, as none of
the guests scrupled to do him this extraordinary hoFor this whim, when the Baron was out of hearing, nour, a refusal on his part to pledge their courtesy the Bailie used sometimes gently to rally Mr. Rubrick, would be extremely ill received. Resolving, therefore, upbraiding him with the nicety of his scruples. In- to submit to this last piece of tyranny, and then to deed, it must be owned, that he himself, though at quit the table, if possible, and confiding in the strength heart a keen partisan of the exiled family, had kept of his constitution, he did justice to the company in pretty fair with all the different turns of state in his the contents of the Blessed Bear, and felt less incontime; so that Davie Gollatley once described him as venience from the draught than he could possibly a particularly good man, who had a very quiet and have expected. The others, whose time had been peaceful conscience, that never did him any harm. more actively employed, began to show symptoms
When the dinner was removed, the Baron announ- of innovation, -"the good wine did its good office." ced the health of the King, politely leaving to the con- The frost of 'etiquette, and pride of birth, began to sciences of his guests to drink to the sovereign de give way before the genial blessings of this benign facto or de jure, as their politics inclined. The con- constellation, and the
formal appellatives with which versation now became general; and, shortly after- the three dignitaries had hitherto addressed each wards, Miss Bradwardine, who had done the honours other, were now familiarly abbreviated into Tully, Wtuu natural grace and simplicity, retired, and was Bally, and Killie. When a few rounds had passed, boon followed by the clergyman. Among the rest of the two latter, after whispering together, craved perthe party, the wine, which fully justified the encomi- mission (a joyful hearing for Edward) to ask the ums of the landlord, flowed freely round, although grace-cup. This, after some delay, was at length Waverley, with some difficulty, obtained the privilege produced, and Waverley concluded the orgies of Bacof sometimes neglecting the glass. At length, as the chus were terminated for the evening. He was never evening grew more late, the Baron made a private more mistaken in his life. signal to Mr. Saunders Saunderson, or, as he face- As the guests had left their horses at the small inn, tiously denominated him, Alexander ab Alexandro, or change-house, as it was called, of the village, the who left the room with a nod, and soon after returned Baron could not, in politeness, avoid walking with his grave countenance mantling with a solemn and them up the avenue, and Waverley, from the same mysterious smile, and placed before his master a small motive, and to enjoy, after this feverish revel, the oaken casket, mounted with brass ornaments of cu- cool summer evening, attended the
party. But when rious form. The Baron, drawing out a private key, they arrived at Luckie Macleary's, the Lairds of Balunlocked the casket, raised the lid, and produced a mawhapple and Killancureit declared their determigolden goblet of a singular and antique appearance, nation to acknowledge their sense of the hospitality moulded into the shape of a rampant bear, which the of Tully-Veolan, by pai taking, with their entertainer owner regarded with a look of mingled reverence, and his guest Captain Waverley, what they techni. pride, and delight, that irresistibly reminded Waverleycally called deoch an doruis, a stirrup-cup, to the hoof Ben Jonson's Tom Otter, with his Bull, Horse, and nour of the Baron's roof-tree.t Dog, as that wag wittily denominated his chief ca
* Southey's Madoc. rousing cups. But Mr. Bradwardine, turning towards
+ I may here mention, that the fashion of compotation de him with complacency, requested him to observe this scribed in the text, was still occasionally practised in Scotland, curious relic of the olden time.
in the author's youth. A company, after having taken leave of "It represents," he said, "the chozen crest of our village, in womb of tavern." Their entertainer always accom:
their host, often went to finish the evening at the clachan or family, a bear, as ye observe, and rampant ; because panied them to take the stirrup-cup, which often occasioned a a good herald will depict every animal in its noblest long and late revela
The Poculum Potatorlum of the valiant Baron, his blessed Bear, as may be inferred, a ravenous animal in actu fero- has a prototypo at the fine old Castle of Glammis, so rich in me ciori, or in a voracious, lacerating, and devouring gilt, moulded into the shape of a lion, and holding about an posture. Now, sir, we hold this most honourable English pint of wine. The form alludes to the family name of achievement by the wappen-brief, or concession of Strathmore, which is Lyon, and, when exhibited, the cup must arms, of Frederick Red-beard, Emperor of Germany, perhaps to be ashamed of recording that he has had the honour to my predecessor, Godmund Bradwardine, it being of swallowing the contents of the Lion, and
the recollection of the crest of a gigantic Dane, whom he slew in the lists the feat served to suggest the story of the
Bear of Bradwardine. in the Holy Land, on a quarrel touching the chastity to the family of Scott of Thirlestane (not Thirlestane in the For of the emperor's spouse or daughter, tradition saith preserved a cup of the same kind, in the form of a jack-boot. not precisely which, and thus, as Virgilius hath it-Each guest was obliged to empty 'this at his departure. If the Mulemus clypeos, Danaumque insignia nobis
guest's name was Scott, the necessity was doubly imperative. Aptemas.
When the landlord of an inn presented his guests with deoch
an doruis, that is, the drink at the door, or the stirrup-eup, tho Then for the cup, Captain Waverley it was wrought draught was not charged in the reckoning. On this point
It must be noticed, that the Bailie, knowing by tened to beseech their attention "unto a military ari. experience that the day's joviality, which had been ette, which was a particular favourite of the Marechal hitherto sustained at the expense of his patron, might Duc de Berwick;" then, imitating, as well as he could, terminate partly at his own, had mounted his spa- the manner and tone of a French musquetaire, he im vined gray pony, and, between gaiety of heart, and mediately commenced, — alarm for being hooked into a reckoning, spurred him
Mon coour yolage, dit elle, into a hobbling canter, (a trot was out of the question,) and had already cleared the village. The others
Est pour un homme de guerre, entered the change-house, leading Edward in unre
Qui à barbe au menton. sisting submission; for his landlord whispered him,
Lon, Lou, Laridon. that to demur to such an overture would be construed
Qui port chapeau à plume,
Soulier à rouge talon, into a high misdemeanour against the leges convi
Qui joue de la flute, viales, or regulations of genial coinpotation. Widow Macleary seemed to have expected this visit, as well
Lon, Lon, Laridon. she might, for it was the usual consummation of Balmawhapple could hold no longer, but broke in merry bouts, not only at Tully-Veolan, but at most with what he called a d-d good song, composed by other gentlemen's houses in Scotland, Sixty Years Gibby Gaethroughwi't, the piper of Cupar; and, with since. The guests thereby at once acquitted them-out wasting more time, struck up, selves of their burden of gratitude for their entertain
It's up Glenbarehan's braes i gaed, er's kindness, encouraged the trade of his change
And o'er the bent of Killiebraid, house, did honour to the place which afforded harbour
And mouy a weary cast I made, to their horses, and indemnified themselves for the
To cuittle the moor-fowl's tail. previous restraints imposed by private hospitality, by The Baron, whose voice was drowned in the louder spending, what Falstaff calls the sweet of the night, and more obstreperous strains of Balma whapple, now in the genial license of a tavern.
dropped the competition, but continued to hum, Lon, Accordingly, in full expectation of these distin- Lon, Laridon, and to regard the successful candidate guished guests, Luckie Macleary had swept her house for the attention of the company with an eye of disfor the first time this fortnight, tempered her turf-fire dain, while Balmawhapple proceeded, to such a heat as the season required in her damp
If up a bonny black-cock should spring. hovel even at Midsummer, set forth her deal table To whistle him down wi' a slug in his wing, newly washed, propped its lame foot with a fragment And strap him on to my lunzie string, of turf, arranged four or five stools of huge and clumsy
Right seldom would i fail. form upon the sites which best suited the inequalities After an ineffectual attempt to recover the second of her clay floor; and having moreover, put on her verse, he sung the first over again; and, in prosécuclean toy, rokelay, and scarlet plaid, gravely awaited tion of his triumph, declared there was more sense the arrival of the company, in full hope of custom in that than in all the derry-dongs of France, and and profit. When they were seated under the sooty Fifeshire to the boot of it." The Baron only answerrafters of Luckie Macleary's only apartment, thickly ed with a long pinch of snuff, and a glance of infinite tapestried with cobwebs, their hostess, who had al- contempt. But those noble allies, the Bear and the ready taken her cue from the Laird of Balmawhapple, Hen, had emancipated the young laird from the haappeared with a huge pewter measuring-pot
, contain bitual reverence in which he held Bradwardine at ing at least three English quarts, familiarly denomi- other times. He pronounced the claret shilpit, and nated a Tappit Hen, and which, in the language of demanded brandy with great vociferation. It was the hostess, reamed, (i. e. mantled) with
excellent brought; and now the Demon of Politics envied even claret just drawn from the cask.
the harmony arising from this Dutch concert, merely It was soon plain that what crumbs of reason the because there was not a wrathful note in the strange Bear had not devoured, were to be picked up by the compound of sounds which it produced. Inspired by Hen; but the confusion which appeared to prevail her, the Laird of Balmawhapple, now superior to the favoured Edward's resolution to evade the gaily cir- nods and winks with which the Baron of Bradwarcling glass. The others began to talk thick and at dine, in delicacy to Edward, had hitherto checked his once, each performing his own part in the conversa- entering upon political discussion, demanded a bumtion, without
the least respect to his neighbour. The per, with the lungs of a Stentor, to the little gentleBaron of Bradwardine sung French chansons-à-boire, man in black velvet, who did such service in 1702, and spouted pieces of Latin; Killancureit talked, in and may
the white horse break his neck over a mound a steady, unalterable dull key, of top-dressing and of his making!" bottom-dressing,* and year-olds, and gimmers, and Edward was not at that moment clear-headed dinmonts, and stots, and runts, and kyloes, and a enough to remember that King William's fall, which proposed turnpike-act; while Balmawhapple, in notes occasioned his death, was said to be owing to his exalted above both, extolled his horse, his hawks, horse stumbling at a mole-hill; yet felt inclined to and a greyhound called Whistler. In the middle of take umbrage at a toast, which seemed, from the this din, the Baron repeatedly implored silence;
and glance of Balmawhapple's eye, to have a peculiar and when at length the instinct of polite discipline so far uncivil reference to the Government which he served. prevailed, that for a moment he obtained it, he has- But, ere he could interfere, the Baron of Bradwardine leamed Bailie of the town of Forfar pronounced a very sound
had taken up the quarrel. 'Sir," he said, "whatever judgment..
my sentiments, tanquam privatus, may be in such A., an ale-wise in Forfar, had brewed her“ peck of malt," and matters, I shall not tamely endure your saying any set the liquor out of doors to cool; the cow of B., a neighbour thing that may impinge upon the honourable feelings of A., chanced to come by, and seeing the good beverage, was of a gentleman under my roof. Sir, if you have no luke in her liquor, she found her tub empty,
and from the cow's respect for the laws of urbanity, do ye not respect the staggering and staring, so as to betray her intomperance, she military
oath, the sacramentum militare, by which To lake vengeance on Crummie's ribs with a stick, was her first every officer is bound to the standards ander which effort. The roaring of the cor brought B., her master, who re he is enrolled ? Look at Titus Livius, what he says monstrated with his angry neighbour, and received in reply a of those Roman soldiers who were so unhappy as demand for the value of the ale which Crummie had drunk up. exuere sacramentum, -to renounce their legionary manded of the plaintiff A., whether the cow had sat down to tory and modern courtesy.' itting Magistrate. He heard the case patiently ; and then de oath ; but you are ignorant, sir, alike of ancient his had not seen the deed committed, but she supposed the cow roared Balmawhapple. I ken weel that you mean
"Not so ignorant as ye would pronounce me." drank the ale while standing on her feet ; adding that had she the Solemn League and Covenant; but if a' the The Bailio, on this admission, solemnly adjudged the cow's drink Whigs in hell had taken the" o be deoch an doruis-a stirrup-cup, for which no charge could Here the Baron and Waverley both spoke at once. be made, without violating the ancient hospitality of Scotland.
* This has been censured as an anachronism; and it must be + Suum cuique. This snatch of a ballad was composed by ernfessed that agriculture of this kind was unknown to the Andrew MacDonald, the ingenious and unfortunate author of Botch Six:y Years since.
the former calling out, "Be silent, sir! ye not only (this insult, he would break the laws of Heaven, as show your ignorance, but disgrace your native country well as of his country; true, in doing so, he might before a stranger and an Englishman;" and Waver- take the life of a young man who perhaps respectably ley, at the same moment, entreating Mr. Bradwardine discharged the social duties, and render his family to permit him to reply to an affront which seemed miserable; or he might lose his own;--no pleasant levelled at him personally. But the Baron was ex- alternative even to the bravest, when it is debated alted by wine, wrath, and scorn, above all sublunary coolly and in private, considerations.
All this pressed on his mind; yet the original state"I crave you to be hushed, Captain Waverley ; you ment recurred with the same irresistible force. He are elsewhere, peradventure, sui juris-oris-familia- had received a personal insult; he was of the house ted, that is, and entitled, it may be, to think and re- of Waverley; and he bore a commission. There was sent for yourself; but in my domain, in this poor no alternative; and he descended to the breakfast Barony of Bradwardine, and under this roof, which parlour with the intention of taking leave of the fais quasi mine, being held by tacit relocation by a mily, and writing to one of his brother officers to meet tenant at will, I am in loco parentis to you, and him at the inn mid-way between Tully-Veolan and bound to see you scathless. And for you, Mr. Fal- the town where they were quartered, in order that he coner of Balmawhapple, I warn ye, let me see no might convey such a message to the Laird of Balmamore aberrations from the paths of good manners." whapple as the circumstances seemed to demand.
And I tell you, Mr. Cosmo Comyne Bradwardine, He found Miss Bradwardine presiding over the tea of Bradwardine' and Tully-Veolan," retorted the and coffee, the table loaded with warm bread, both of sportsman, in huge disdain, that I'll make a moor- flour, oatmeal, and barleymeal, in the shape of loaves, cock of the man that refuses my toast, whether it be cakes, biscuits, and other varieties, together with eyes, a crop-eared English Whig wi' a black ribband at his rein-deer ham, mutton and beef ditto, smoked salmon lug, or ane who deserts his ain friends to claw favour marmalade, and all the other delicacies which induced wi' the rats of Hanover."
even Johnson himself to extol the luxury of a Scotch In an instant both rapiers were brandished, and breakfast above that of all other countries. some desperate passes exchanged. Balmawhapple of oatmeal porridge, flanked by a silver jug, which was young, stout, and active; but the Baron, infi- held an equal mixture of cream and butter-milk, was nitely more master of his weapon, would, like Sir placed for the Baron's share of this repast; but Rose Toby Belch, have tickled his opponent other gates observed" he had walked out early in the morning, than he did, had he not been under the influence of after giving orders that his guest should not be disUrsa Major.
turbed. Edward rushed forward to interfere between the Waverley sat down almost in silence, and with an combatants, but the prostrate bulk of the Laird of air of absence and abstraction, which could not give Killancureit, over which he stumbled, intercepted his Miss Bradwardine a favourable opinion of his talents passage. How Killancureit happened to be in this for conversation. He answered at random one or recumbent posture at so interesting a moment, was two observations which she ventured to make upon never accurately known. Some thought he was ordinary topics; so that feeling herself almost repulsed about to csconce himself under the table; he himself in her efforts at entertaining him, and secretly wonalleged that he stumbled in the act of lifting a joint- dering that a scarlet coat should cover no better breedstool, to prevent mischief, by knocking down Balma-ing, she left him to his mental amusement of cursing whapple. Be that as it may, if readier aid than either Dr. Doubleit's favourite constellation of Ursa Major, his or Waverley's had not interposed, there would as the cause of all the mischief which had already certainly have been bloodshed. But the well-known happened, and was likely to ensue. At once he startclash of swords, which was no stranger to her dwell-ed, and his colour heightened, as, looking toward the ing, aroused Luckie Macleary as she sat quietly be- window, he beheld the Baron and young Balmayond the hallan, or earthen partition of the cottage, whapple pass arm in arm, apparently in deep converwith eyes employed on Boston's Crook of the Lol, sation; and he hastily asked, “Did Mç Falconer while her ideas were engaged in summing up the sleep here last night ?" Rose, not much pleased with reckoning. She boldly rushed in, with the shrill ex- the abruptness of the first question which the young postulation, Wad their honours slay ane another stranger had addressed to her, answered dryly in the there, and bring discredit on an honest widow-wo- negative, and the conversation again sunk into silence. man's house, when there was a' the lee-land in the At this moment Mr. Saunderson appeared, with a country to fight upon ?" a remonstrance which she message from his master, requesting to speak with seconded by flinging her plaid with great dexterity Captain Waverley in another apartment. With a over the weapons of the combatants. The servants heart which beat a little quicker, not indeed from fear, by this tine rushed in, and being, by great chance, but from uncertainty and anxiety, Edward obeyed the tolerably sober, separated the incensed opponents, summons. He found the two gentlemen standing with the assistance of Edward and Killancureit. The together, an air of complacent dignity on the brow of latter led off Balmawhapple, cursing, swearing, and the Baron, while something like sullenness or shame, vowing revenge against every Whis, Presbyterian, or both, blanked the bold visage of Balmawhapple. and fanatic in England and Scotland, from John-o'- The former slipped his arm throueh that of the latter, Groat's to the Land's End, and with difficulty got and thus seeming to walk with him, while in reality him to horse. Our hero, with the assistance of Saun- he led him, advanced to meet Waverley, and, stopders Saunderson, escorted the Baron of Bradwardine ping in the midst of the apartment, made in great to his own dwelling, but could not prevail upon him state the following gration : "Captain Waverley, to retire to bed until he had made a long and learned my young and esteemed friend, Mr. Falconer of Balapology for the events of the evening, of which, how- mawhapple, has craved of my age and experience, as ever, there was not a word intelligible, except some of one not wholly unskilled in the dependencies and thing about the Centaurs and the Lapithæ. punctilios of the duello or monomachia, to be his inter
locutor in expressing to you the regret with which he
calls to remembrance certain passages of our sympoCHAPTER XII.
sion last night, which could not but be highly displeasing to you, as serving for the time under this
present existing government. He craves you, sir, to WAVERLEY was unaccustomed to the use of wine, drown in oblivion the memory of such solecisms eacepting with great temperance. He slept therefore against the laws of politeness, as being what his bet. soundly till late in the succeeding morning, and then to reason disavows, and to receive the hand which awakened to a painful recollection of the scene of the he offers you in amity; and I must needs assure you preceding evening. He had received a personal af- that nothing less than a sense of being dans son tort, front,--he, a gentleman, a soldier, and a Waverley. as a gallant French chevalier, Mons. Le Bretailleur True, the person who offered it was not, at the time once said to me on such an occasion, and an opinion 't was given, possessed of the moderate share of sense also of your peculiar merit, could have extorted such which nature had allotted him; true also, in resenting concessions; for he and all his family are, and bave VUL. II.
BEPENTANCE AND A RECONCILIATION.
been, tume out of mind, Marortia pectora, as Bucha-terly accede to the objurgation of the younger Plinius nan saith, a bold and warlike sept, or people.” in the fourteenth book of his 'Historia Naturalis
Edward immediately, and with natural politeness, No, sir, I distinguish, I discriminate, and approve or accepted the hand which Balmawhapple, or rather wine so far only as it maketh glad the face, or, in the the Baron in his character of mediator, extended to- language of Flaccus, recepto amico.” wards him. “It was impossible,” he said, " for him Thus terminated the apology which the Baron of to remember what a gentleman expressed his wish Bradwardine thought it necessary to make for the suhe had not uttered; and he willingly imputed what perabundance of his hospitality; and it may be easily had passed to the exuberant festivity of the day." believed that he was neither interrupted by dissent,
"That is very handsomely said," answered the Ba- nor any expression of incredulity. ron; "for undoubtedly, if a man be ebrius, or intox- He then invited his guest to a morning ride, and icated, an incident which on solemn and festive oc- ordered that Davie Gellailey should meet them at the casions may and will take place in the life of a man dern path with Ban and Buscar. "For, until the of honour; and if the same gentleman, being fresh shooting season commence, I would willingly show and sober, recants the contumelies which he hath you some sport, and we may, God willing, meet with spoken in his liquor, it must be held vinum locutum a roe. The roe, Captain Waverley, may be hunted est; the words cease to be his own. Yet would I at all times alike; for never being in what is called not find this exculpation relevant in the case of one pride of grease, he is also never out of season, though who was ebriosus, or an habitual drunkard; because, it be a truth that his venison is not equal to that of if such a person choose to pass the greater part of his either the red or fallow deer. But he will serve to time in the predicament of intoxication, he hath no show how my dogs run; and therefore they shall attitle to be exeemed from the obligations of the code tend us with David Gellatley." of politeness, but should learn to deport himself peace- Waverley expressed his surprise that his friend Daably and courteously when under influence of ihe vi- vie was capable of such trust; but thy Baron gave nous stimulus.--And now let us proceed to breakfast, him to understand that this poor simpleton was neiand think no more of this daft business.'
ther fatuous, nec naturaliter idiota, as is expressed I must confess, whatever inference may be drawn in the brieves of furiosity, but simply a crack-brained from the circumstance, that Edward, after so satis- knave, who could ex cute very well any commission factory an explanation, did much greater honour to which jumped with his own humour, and m de his the delicacies of Miss Bradwardine's breakfast-table folly a plea for avoiding every other. He has made than his commencement had promised. Balma- an interest with us," continued the Baron, "by saving whapple, on the contrary, seemed embarrassed and de- Rose from a great danger with his own proper peril; jected; and Waverley now, for the first time, observed and the roguish loon must therefore eat of our bread that his arm was in a sling, which seemed to account and drink of our cup, and do what he can, or what for the awkward and embarrassed manner with which he will; which, if the suspicions of Saunderson and he had presented his hand. To a question from Miss the Baillie are well founded, may perchance in his Bradwardine, he muttered, in answer, something case be commensurate terms." about his horse having fallen ; and, seeming desirous Miss Bradwardine then gave Waverley to underto escape both from the subject and the company, he stand, that this poor simpleton was dotingly fond of arose as soon as breakfast was over, made his bow music, deeply affected by that which was melancholy, to the party, and, declining the Baron's invitation and transported into extravagant gayety by light and to tarry till after dinner, mounted his horse and re- lively airs. He had in this respect a prodigious meturned to his own home.
mory, stored with miscellaneous snaiches and fragWaverley now announced his purpose of leaving ments of all tunes and songs, which he sometimes Tully-Veolan early enough after dinner to gain the applied, with considerable address, as the vehicles al stage at which he meant to sleep; but the unaffected remonstrance, explanation, or satire. Davie was and deep mortification with which the good-natured much attached to the few who showed him kindand affectionate old gentleman heard the proposal, ness; and both aware of any slight or ill usage which quite deprived him of courage to persist in it. No he happened to receive, and sufficiently apt where sooner had he gained Waverley's consent to lengthen he saw opportunity, to revenge il., The common his visit for a few days, than he laboured to remove people, who often judge hardly of each other, as well the grounds upon which he conceived he had medi- as of their betters, although they liad expressed great tated a more early retreat. "I would not have you compassion for the poor innocent while safiered to opine, Captain Waverley, that I am by practice or wander in rags about the village, no soouer beheld precept an advocate of ebriety, though it may be that, him decently clothed, provided for, and even a sort in our festivity of last night, some of our friends, if of favourite than they called up all the instances of not perchance altogether ebrii, or drunken, were, to sharpness and ingenuity, in action and repartee, which say the least, ebrioli, by which the ancients designed his annals afforded, and charitably bottomid there those who were fuddled, or, as your English verna- upon an hypothesis, that David Gellatley was no farcular and metaphorical phrase goes, half-seas-over. ther fool than was necessary to avoid liard labour. Not that I would so insinuate respecting you, Cap- This opinion was not better founded than that of the tain Waverley, who, like a prudeni youth, did rather Negroes, who, from the acute and mischievouis pranks abstain from potation; nor can it be truly said of my- of the monkeys, suppose that they have the gift of self, who, having assisted at the tables of many great speech, and only suppress their powers of elocution generals and marechals at their solemn carousals, to escape being set to work. But the hypothesis was have the art to carry my wine discreetly, and did not entirely imaginary; David Gellatley was in good during the whole evening, as ye must have doubtless earnest the half-crazed simpleton which he appeared, observed, exceed the bounds of a modest hilarity." and was incapable of any constant and steady exer
There was no refusing assent to a proposition so tion. He had just so much solidity as kept on the decidedly laid down by him, who undoubtedly was windy side of insanity; so much wild wit as saved the best judge; although, had Edward formed his him from the imputation of idiocy ; some dexterity opinion from his own recollections, he would have in field-sports, (in which we have known as great pronounced that the Baron was not only cbriolus, but fools excel) great kindness and humanity in the verging to become ebrius; or, in plain English, was treatment of animals intrusied to him, warm affecincomparably the most drunk of the party, except tione, a prodigious memory, and an ear for music. perhaps his antagonist the Laird of Balmawhapple. The stamping of horses was now heard in the court, However, having received the expected, or rather the and Davie's voice singing to the two large deer grey. required, compliment on his sobriety, the Baron pro- hounds, ceedel.--"No, sir, though I am myself of a strong
Hie away, hie away,
Over bank and over brae, temperament, I abhor ebriety, and detest those who
Where the copsewood is the greenest, swallow wine gulæ causa, for the oblectation of the
Where the fountains glisten sheenest, muilct; albeit I might deprecate the law of Pittacus of
# The learned in cookery dissent from the Baron of Bradwar "ilylene, who punished doubly a crime committed dine, and hold the roe venison dry and indifforent food, unless der the influence of Liber Pater; nor would I ut- when dressed in soup and Scotch collops.