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« The scaffold!" said the young women, with terror. “ The Maire of Paris, whom the King hates so much,

“ They are nearer it than they think, and than I wish and whom the Queen loathes.” them to be," replied Gracchus Antiboul; “ but it is not “ Because he is a patriot, not a courtier.” the people who are driving them on—they are walking to it “ But can you get this pass ?” with their eyes open."

“ Antiboul knows him well; and it shall be done this “But the King is honest, well-intentioned, and would very day. Besides, this pass will save you from any susbe sincere,” cried Miranda, while Adela wept on her lover's || picion. The National Guards will respect you at the shoulder.

“ But he is weak and easily turned. I have no wish “ We are wholly at your orders, Charles,” said Miranda, to speak harshly of the Queen ; but her irresistible pride, with a smile. and her determination not to act by the Constitution, will, “ Both ?” asked Charles, with a laugh. in all probability, place Louis XVI. of France in the same “Both!” cried Miranda, not without colouring violently. position with Charles I. of England."

“I shall be jealous!” said Adela, with a pout. “Oh God!” cried Miranda ; " and is there no great, “Of me?” said Miranda, shaking her head. good man to awake the King,?"

“Of you,” answered Adela, with mock solemnity. "Could any man make the King put himself at the “But come,” cried Miranda, rising, as if a sudden rehead of the Revolution, and march with it?" asked membrance struck her, but in reality to change the conAntibon).

versation ; “ let us to our own apartments, where break" I fear not.”

fast awaits you.

Over this we can talk; and all of you " Then he is doomed,” replied Gracchus.

have much, I doubt not, to say.” “And you must leave this palace," continued Charles With these words she moved towards a small side door, Clement. “ To-morrow, the Duke and you should return opening on a staircase leading to the vast number of apartto the Rue Dominiqne. You shall not be included in the ments which existed in this immense palace, and one of common ruin of the Monarchy.”

which the Duke and the two ladies occupied. “But the Duke will never desert the King,” said Clement took the arm of Adela, Gracchus that of Miranda.

Miranda, and they moved upward. “ He will leave this,” replied Charles, “if I have a voice The stairs were narrow and lofty, for the palace was so to be heard. Desert the King the King has no need crammed that they, late comers, had been ill-provided. of any guards but his people, if he be true. If false, a They lived in the garrets of the Tuileries. feeble old man and two innocent women can avail him

At length the chamber of the ladies was reached, and nothing."

a waiting-maid opened the door. It was Rose, the faithful “We came here against our wishes," said Adela, “and attendant on the Countess Miranda. world most gladly leave."

“ Welcome, Messieurs,” said the girl, heartily. " I will see your father presently,” replied Charles ; "and Clement and Gracchus thanked her warmly. They if he has not forgotten my voice, he will instantly demand were happy. the King's permission to leave. His place is not amongst “Does your master still sleep?" asked Miranda, who the Chevaliers of the Poignard, who sce nothing in a had placed the girl at the service of all. country but its King."

“IIe sleeps soundly; he has never moved,” replied “Bat you are pale and thin, Charles,” said Adela, who | Rose. kas gazing fondly on him.

“ Close the door between us and him," continued Mi“But that will fly soon now, dear," answered the young randa, “and then we will breakfast.” man. “I have you once more near me, to part no more The apartment was small and plainly furnished, but it in this world.”

was extremely comfortable; and the whole party drew “ Pray, God hear your words,” answered the young girl, round the table with feelings which none of them had fervently.

known for two long years. “ Amen," repeated Miranda, her eyes fixed, as it were, Happiness is charming to look at; but to the human on vacancy.

beings who follow the fortunes of their fellow-creatures for “But first to get out of this hateful place,” said Gracchus amusement, a picture of pure, unadulterated felicity soon Antiboul, who was watching Miranda’s face with a sad palls. The four friends now presented this picture. They and yet proud smile.

had much to tell, and much to hear; and when, as the “ That must be our sole subject of discourse,” answered || clock marked eleven, Rose announced the waking of the Charles.

old Duke, they all started in astonishment. “ Have you ever left since you first entered ?" asked Charles Clement and Gracchus Antiboul looked at one Gracchus of the Countess.

another. They were thinking of the great insurrection "Never."

of the day. " Do any who reside here ever go in and out ?”

“ Adela,” said a voice from the inner room. “Never.”

love, I feel better this morning. I shall get up.” “Bat you are prisoners."

It was the Duke. “Faith is put in none; and, to prevent the showing of “Who was that talking?” asked the Duke. favouritism, none are permitted to go in and out save with “ You shall see directly," cried Adela, rushing in to a pass from Monsieur de Monchy."

aid her aged parent to dress. “We must get a pass from one much higher," said “He speaks more naturally than ever," whispered Charles.

Miranda. “From whom?"

“I long to embrace him," replied Charles. " From Petion."

Meanwhile, Gracchus Antiboul drew Rose on one side,

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and giving her a few directions, sent her down to glean | senting the petition which had been the excuse for the consome news of what was going on in Paris.

gregation of the masses. In a few minutes the Duke appeared, leaning on the “ The day has begun," said Charles Clement. arm of his child. He was much changed. Age had “And what part do you mean to take ?" asked Antiweighed heavily on him. He was a feeble, bowed, old | boul.

“ A passive one.

I shall look on. If necessary, I will “My son!” he cried, prepared somewhat by a hint of protect the persons of Louis and Marie Antoinette," reAdela.

plied the other. My father!” replied Charles Clement, rushing to his A valet stood at the entrance of the chamber where side.

the young men had that morning met their friends. “Welcome, boy, welcome!” said the old Duke, sitting “Where is the King ?” asked Charles. down beside him.

“ In here, Monsieur,” replied the domestic, who looked The whole party drew at once around them; and it was fearfully alarmed. deeply affecting to see the long greeting of that young, “ Admit us,” said Antiboul. and that old man.

The valet opened the door, and they entered. They spoke long and warmly. Charles had to narrate The King, the Queen, Madame Elizabeth, and the royal rapidly all his adventures, which the Duke listened to with children, were congregated in the apartment. The whole almost childish curiosity; while Adela and Miranda hung party assembled round a small table. The King was on the young man's words with an intense interest, which pale ; so was the Queen. would have furnished an admirable subject for a picture. “ Welcome, gentlemen,” said the Monarch. “I may,

Suddenly, in the very midst of his narration, a loud perhaps, learn from you the meaning of this.” knocking was heard at the door. Gracchus ran to open “ It means, your Majesty, that fifty thousand armed it, and Rose rushed in.

men have surrounded your palace; and that if any

resistMiranda had risen and faced her with an air of menace ance be made, the consequences may be fearful.” which made Charles Clement stand transfixed with sur- “ And if not ?" prise; but, as he noticed an almost imperceptible sign “ The tumult will end in words. The leaders will pretowards the Duke, he understood the meaning of her act. sent their address to your Majesty ; and if their wishes be

“ Speak, girl. Some bad news?” said Miranda; and in future complied with, they will be satisfied.” she added, in a low tone, “ be cautious.”

“But my wife—my children ?" The girl, who was more excited than frightened, remem- “Should the palace be invaded, and the populace enter, bered her instructions never to relate any alarming news I have but onc advice to give to your Majesty: Go forth to before the Duke.

meet them alone, and leave the rest of your family here." “ There is a great crowd of people round the National “ But they will be abandoned,” answered the King. Assembly, and they talk of coming under the window of My friend will remain with them ; I will accompany the palace.”

your Majesty." “ We will go see what it is,” said Charles Clement, “I accept,” said the King; “ and now go you forth, rising with Gracchus Antiboul; “ remain ye all here until and examine what is taking place.” we return."

“But I have no free pass,” replied Charles Clement. They then promised to return rapidly, and moved to The King took pen, ink, and paper. the door.

“Let pass the bearer, Charles Clement; and obey his Miranda followed them.

orders in all things.” “ What is it?" she whispered.

Charles Clement coloured violently as Lonis read the “Perhaps the death of the Monarchy,” replied Charles paper. The Republican, despite his knowledge of how Clement, in a low tone;“ but, happen what may, you must just were the complaints of his party against the Monarch, not stir out."

felt a momentary pang at being the enemy of one who “I will not."

showed in him, in a moment of danger, so much confi“ Are you afraid to remain locked in ?” asked Charles. || dence.

“ Afraid of nothing you propose,” replied Miranda, with He went out; and his pass giving him unlimited obeunusual fire.

dience and information, he soon found what was the actual “ Then, God bless you, and watch over them. I shall state of affairs. lock you in, and take the key. Remain still, and fear A force, perfectly sufficient to have defended the palace, nothing."

was drawn up in the greai court of the Tuileries, and in The two young men hurried out, locked the door behind the garden. Three regiments of regular troops, two them, noticed that it was thick and heavy, and rushed | squadrons of gendarmes, and several battalions of the down stairs.

National Guard, with very many cannon, could have held It was a quarter past twelve o'clock.

the palace with ease, unless the sedition had turned into

an insurrection prepared for a siege. But Clement at CHAPTER VII.

once saw that no defence was intended. The people, the

women, the children, called loudly to the soldiers, who THE INVASION OF THE PALACE.

promised not to fire ; while the officers of the Commune, Charles Clement and Gracchus Antiboul soon reached creatures of Petion, displayed the utmost sympathy with the bottom of the stairs, and from the passage, on which the movement. Three persons only tried to influence the they paused an instant, looked out upon the Tuileries gar- || troops to energetic action. These were Ræderer, den. It was filling with a portion of the vast column | Aclocque, and De Romainvilliers. Charles Clement sided which had defiled before the National Assembly after pre- / with no party. With sympathies in both camps, his pro. vince was strict neutrality. His mission was only to “ I shall want no defence, I hope," answered the King, try and save the lives of the Royal Family. To him they gently. were but nen and women, and the violation of their Two valets de chambre here took their station, one on dwelling but the right of other men and women whom, || each side of the closed door by which the insurgento were in his opinion, they had injured, betrayed, and outraged. || coming. They were named Hue and De Marchais.

The garden of the Tuileries and the Place de Carrousel, The next apartment was called the Salle des Nobles, were both in possession of the insurgents.

and a terrific clamour was now heard within it. IlunCharles Clement was standing in conversation with the dreds of men were rushing into it with loud shouts. commander of the artillery, St. Prix, when the gates of Next minute a terrific blow was struck against one of the court were forced, and in came the mob rushing fu- the panels, and it fell at the King's feet; while through riously on the palace of the King they hated.

the opening were thrust sticks, pikes, guns, and swords, " Draw back the cannon to the door,” shouted St. Prix. | while all the abusc which hate and suffering could imagine

The artillery men replied by turning the cannon on the were showered on the head of Louis XVI. windows of the palace.

“ Open the door,” said the King, calmly; for in all cases * The chateau is taken,” cried Charles Clement; and of danger his character seemed to rise far above its ordihe rushed in to inform the King.

nary level; so much so, that had he been left to himself, A few minutes brought him to the chamber in which with popular Ministers, he might have saved the Monarchy. he had left them. The whole party was in conversation. The door opened, and the ringleaders of the column Nothing but a dull rumour reached them; but as Charles | burst headlong in. The insurrection stood face to face Clement entered by one door, the servants of the royal with the King. household came rushing in by another.

Louis XVI. stood in the act, as it were, of advancing, * The castle is taken,” cried one.

his visage calm and serene; and the populace hesitated. “We shall all be murdered,” said another.

The long ages of Monarchy under which the people had “The troops have joined the people."

lived bad made them look hitherto on the person of the "Silence! and shut the doors,” thundered Charles Monarch as something sacred, and a few years of revoluClement, in a voice which made every person start in tion could not at once wipe out this feeling which had been astonishment.

the origin and cause of so much misery and crime; for beThe servant stood uncertain a moment, and then obeyed.||tween proper respect for a chief magistrate and their feel. " What is the matter, Monsieur?” asked the King. ings, there is the difference of slavish submission and

“ The chateau is in the hands of the populace; the manly obedience. troops have unloaded their arms, and nothing can save The small party who occupied the chamber took advanyour Majesty but facing the mob, and thus disappointing tage of this moment of suspense to place themselves bethe obscure agitators, who hope to find you hiding, and tween the King and the crowd; and then, at the suggestion who would murder you in a corner.”

of Charles Clement, Louis XVI. moved, surrounded by “ You cannot-must not go,” cried Madame Elizabeth, his body-guard, to the Salon of the Eil de Bauf, which, passionately.

being large, admitted of more persons seeing and speaking “ There are two parties in this insurrection,” said with the King. Charles Clement, firmly ; “the heads of one party want The terrible crowd followed, and, just as they gained only to let your Majesty see that the people is in earnest; the apartment, a young and beautiful woman rushed, with and that if deceived and disappointed, it can be terrible. | dishevelled hair and tearful eyes, to place herself near the Of these are myself and my friend. Another party wants | King. your head."

“ The Queen! the Queen !" cried some of the women of The King rose firmly.

the Faubourgs. “ I confide in you,” he exclaimed ; "you are a candid “ Madame Veto!” said another. and loyal enemy. I trust my children, and my wife and “ Death to the Austrian!” shrieked a third, sister, to you."

It was an awful moment. Two or three of the mob, This was addressed to Charles Clement,

infuriated at the name of the woman they so much hated, • They are women and children,” replied the young || raised their arms, and rushed forward to strike. The Republican; “not a finger shall be laid on them.” King drew her towards him. Both were in peril of their

"You will be murdered," said Marie Antoinette ; " at lives. least, let us go with you.”

“ It is Madame Elizabeth!" thundered Charles Clement, " Your presence would do the King more harm than striking the axe of a faubourien witlı his sword. good," observed Charles, gently.

The arms fell down, and the crowd retreated respect. Louis XVI. walked firmly towards the door. Charles | fully. The King's sister was as much respected and loved moved beside him.

as the Qucen was hated. In a few minutes they reached the Salle du Conseil. Charles took advantage of this movement to remove the It contained six men.

Princess to an embrasure of a window in a corner. These were Marshal de Monchy, M. D'Hervilly, Acloc- The King stood in the centre recess of the salon on a que, and three grenadiers, Lacrosnier, Bridau, and Gosse. bench, the grenadiers at his feet warding off the pikes,

It was all that remained faithful at that moment to scythes, and sticks which were waved about by the crowd. the Monarchy, which paid the penalty now of its crimes. “ Down with the Veto!” cried one.

Gentlemen," said the King, “I come to meet the “ The camp of Paris !” repeated others. people."

“ The Patriot Ministers !" cried others. " And we are here to defend you with our bodies," re- “Where is the Austrian woman ?” yelled some women of plied the Maisbal de Monchy.

the Faubourgs.

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Several individual attempts were made to reach the “ If you love the people, Monsieur the King, drink King, and to kill him ; but these were repelled with ease by their health,” said he. the King's Guard, augmented now by several National The guard pushed the man back. Guard, the more readily that the mass had no other object “ Give me the bottle," said the King. than to show their force, and strike the enemies of the " But, Sire, it may be poisoned,” cried D’Herville. nation with terror and alarm.

Give it me," replied the King, mildly, And now new crowds poured in. From doors and win- “Let Monsieur drink without fear," said the beggar, dows, in they rushed, while others ran round the palace, with considerable indignation ; “it's not so good as he's viewing its secrets and still hunting for the Queen, who used to, but it's what his people drink.” was, however, even under more perilous circumstances, The King raised the bottle to his lips. enduring precisely the same as the King. A crowd had To the nation," said he. found her out.

Rapturous applausc followed, “ The King's head!” cried people from below.

Vive le Roi !" repeated those in the next room, and at “Pitch him out to us!" repeated ringleaders from with the same moment Clement saw Marat dive through the out, too cowardly to come in and kill the King, but striv-crowd, and make off. ing to incite the mob to assassination. But the people, as The day was a failure. usual, were infinitely more moderate than their leaders. It was drawing towards evening; and as the whole

Suddenly it was said that the King was dead; and affair was lost, as far as the wishes of the Girondins were Charles Clement, hearing a great shouting, looked out concerned, they grew alarmed lest the devil they had raised from the window. Marat, Gorras, Garat, and others, evenmight be turned against themselves, and resolved to stop members of the National Assembly, were applauding and the scene. They had no inclination to see the insurrecmaking jokes upon the supposed end of the Monarch. tion made use of by any body but their own party..

The young Republican turned away in disgust at these A loud cry in the court-yard soon showed that they men, who made assassination a part of their principles. thought events had gone far enough.

But not one of the mob seemed inclined to obey the “ Vive Petion.'cried the mob. hints which were profusely given them, and a murmur of The King frowned; and Charles Clement saw at once disappointment spread among the chiefs.

that he saw through the prolonged absence of the Maire “Kill him," whispered a man in the ear of a huge fau- of Paris. Petion soon appeared, borne on the shoulders of bourien, who bore the bonnet rouge of the ultra-democratic the populace, who set him down near the King. party.

“I have only just learned the situation of your Ma“ Bast!" replied the man, “not I. But I will offer jesty," said the Maire, in a tone of haughty respect. him my cap," and whisking off his bonnet rouge, he handed “That is very astonishing," replied Louis XVI., very sad il, on the end of his pike, to the King.

and very indignant, " for I have been here long enough." “ There, Monsieur,” said he, "put on that. 'Tis more Petion made no reply, but, addressing the crowd, told honourable than your crown.”

them that their right of petition both to the King and the Louis XVI. looked puzzled more at the word Monsieur | Assembly had been amply exercised, and begged them to than anything else; but, recovering himself on the instant, retire. He then moved about, and soon succeeded in his took the cap with a smile, and placed it on his head. object. In a few moments the King was alone with his

Vive le Roi !" thundered the crowd, laughing and friends; and taking Charles Clement, Aclocque, De clapping their hands.

Monchy, and D'Aubier with him, hurried at once with A dead silence, and a look of consternation, pervaded || Madame Elizabeth to join his wife and children. the group of ringleaders below.

They were safe in the chamber in which he had left “ What say they?” shrieked Marat, addressing our hero. them, but which during five hours had been invaded even

They say, 'Long live the King,' ” answered Charles more violently than that of the King, Clement gravely.

Louis XVI, found Marie Antoinette weeping. On seeThey'll turn on us in five minutes!” roared Marat. ing him, she threw herself into his arms. “ What is that ?" asked Gerat, as another cry arose. “Leave us, gentlemen!" said the King, dashing the red

“ This time, "said Clement, “it is Vive le Roi sans- | cap at his feet, culotte."

The whole crowd hurried to obey, and the Royal Family A grim smile went round the Girondins below, who were left alone, the servants rushing to light their fires, chiefly desired the humiliation of the King, for expelling and prepare dinner. them from office, and who were the most rank in exciting Charles Clement and Gracchus Antiboul at once availed to his murder. At this moment a beggar stood forward themselves of the permission, and hastened up-stairs to with a bottle in his hand, and held it up.

relieve the anxiety of Adela and Miranda,

( To be continued.)


SONNET, "It is painful to be obliged to state that Motherwell's grave cannot be discovered without the assistance of a guide, not being marked by even a headstone."-M'Conechy's Memoir of William Motherwell. A MEMORY writ in tide-swept sands-a namo

Unto the city where he dwelt, there came
Graven on running waters-was the doom

A glory and a sanctity, alone
That, from the dusky portals of the tomb,

Hath decked with benuty.-Oh! to Glasgow, shame!
Thou sawest, Motherwell, await thy fame!

That to her poct hath not given a stone,
And who thy dark imaginings dare blame -

Graving her proudest honour in her claim
Upon thy nameless grave the wild flowers bloom;

To him whose memory hath a life sublime
Nature the resting-place of him by whom,

Enlinked unto the sweetest tears of time!




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IN 3 vols. 8vo, BY DR. BEATTIE.* The preparation of this biography by Dr. Beattie, // wards, while he was making his way in business very satisfacthe friend and the physician of Thomas Campbell, has torily, he formed an intimate acquaintance with Daniel Camp

bell, a clansman, but no blood relation, of the 'Campbells of been known for some time; and the three volumes now

Kirnan.' He was the son of Jolin Campbell, and his wife Mary, published are the result of his labours. The history of daughter of Robert Simpson. John Campbell was a merchant in Thomas Campbell is one of an almost entirely literary | Glasgow, nearly related to the Campbells of Craignish, an old character. The late poet was strictly a literary man.

Argyleshire family. The Simpsons had been for many generaHe followed no other profession permanently, and he tions residents in the city, or immediate neighbourhood, of Glas

gow, where they possessed several small estates. An old tradiwas eminently successful in that path whereon he was

tion, still current among the collateral descendants--for Robert partly forced.

The biographer has endeavoured to Simpson died without male issue-states that the progenitor of make the poet tell the story of his own life, by quoting the Simpsons was “a celebrated royal armourer to the King of largely from his letters, and often interspersing only | Scotland. In that capacity, it is said, he fashioned two broadsuch connecting links as appeared to be absolutely swords, of exquisite temper and workmanship: one of which he This plan has advantages, and it is not burn, to the Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland ; the other he

presented on the centenary anniversary of the battle of Bannocknecessary. without disadvantages. The public generally pre- retained as an heir-loom in his own family, where it is still prefer to have a history of this nature not in the served. It is a plain but handsome blade, with the date 1414 words of the biographer, but in the letters and stamped upon it. papers of the person in whom they are most inte.

“Shortly after making the acquaintance of Daniel Campbell, rested. The « Life of Keats” has been produced the United States ; and, in the company of his friend, returned

at Falmouth, in Virginia, Alexander Campbell took final leave of in a similar style, but on a smaller scale, by its noble to Glasgow, where they entered into copartnership as Virgini: n cditor. The disadvantages inseparable from this traders, under the firm of Alexander and Daniel Campbell. This plan are, that we have a redundancy of writing connection proved very satisfactory. The partners became more often on trivial matters, and on points evidently con:

and more known and respected as men of probity and experience ; sidered by the writer of minor importance. In pre- their industry, and gained for them unlimited confidence in the

every way deserving the success which, for several years, rewarded paring old letters for the press, this course trade. Daniel Campbell, the junior partner, had a sister named scarcely be avoided. The plan, however, appears to Margaret, born in 1736, and at this time about the age of twenty. have been suggested by Campbell himself. Dr. To her Alexander Campbell, though by repute a confirmed bacheBeattie is not a volunteer in the matter.

lor, and then at the mature age of forty-five, paid his addresses;

and before another year had expired, the mercantile connection brought under a promise by his late friend to write between the two friends was cemented by a family tic. Alexander this work. A number of the necessary papers were Campbell and Margaret Campbell were married in the Cathedral put into his possession by Mr. Campbell prior to his Church of Glasgow, on the 12th of January, 1756, in presence death. Dr. Beattie was thus compelled to take the of their respective families. They began their domestic cares in work in hand, which he has now discharged in a style | peared under the marchi of civic improvements. In this house

a large house in the High Street, which has long since disapthat will be satisfactory to the many friends of the

the poet was born. From the date of his marriage, in 1756, to author of the “Pleasures of Hope." The first chap- the first outbreak of war with America, in 1775, Mr. Campter contains a genealogical statement of Campbell's bell continued at the head of the firm; and every successive year ancestry. His grandfather was Laird of Kirnan, in added something to the joint prosperity of himself and his part

But at the disastrous period, when the flag of war was unArgyleshire. At his death, Robert Campbell, the

furled between kindred people, the tide of prosperity began to poet's uncle, succeeded to the estate; and living flow with less vigour into the Clyde. The Virginia trade, more extravagantly than the rent-roll permitted, he hitherto so profitable, immediately changed its current; and was compelled to sell his land to a half-brother, and, among the first who felt, and were nearly ruined by the change, proceeding to London, lived as a literary man—a pre

was the now old and respectable firm of Alexander and Daniel carious living at any period, and peculiarly hazardous Campbell. Their united losses arising from the failure of other

houses with which they were connected, swept away the whole, in the last century. He died in London, "in very re- or very nearly the whole, amount of forty years' successful indusduced circumstances." The second brother, Archi-| try—in fact the savings of a long life, spent in this branch of bald, studied for the Presbyterian Church ; and hav- mercantile pursuits. Our poet's father, at this time, was in the ing for some time been minister of a Scotch congre- surviving children, had not completed her nincteenth year; and

sixty-fifth year of his age. His daughter Mary, eldest of his ten gation in Jamaica, he ultimatley settled in Virginia, || the difficulties of his present position, greatly increased by the United States. A son of this gentleman afterwards sad prospects as to their future establishment in life, may be succeeded to the original family estate--a small par- | more easily imagined than described. The actual loss sustained cel, in a large property to which he became entitled by the senior partner, Mr. Alexander Campbell, in this unfore, by the Law of Entail. Alexander, the third son, was

seen disaster, has been variously estimated. After a careful ex. engaged in the mercantile profession. But we quote | living representatives of the two families, I find it cannot have

amination of the accounts with which I have been furnished by Dr. Beattie's account of

been much less than twenty thousand pounds-equivalent in THE POET'S FAMILY.

those days to what was considered an ample independence-par. " Alexander, the youngest of the three sons of Archibald ticularly in the west of Scotland, where industry and frugality Campbell, and father of the poet, was born in 1710. He was were leading features in the domestic life of a Glasgow merchant; educated with a view to mercantile pursuits; and carly in life went to and when luxury and ostentation were very little known or pracAmerica, where he entered into business, and resided many ticed, even by the wealthiest of her citizens. Daniel Campbell

, years at Falmouth, in Virginia. There he had the pleasure of the junior partner in the firm, always estimated his own indivi. receiving his brother Archibald, on his first quitting Jamaica to dual loss at eleven or twelve thousand pounds ;' which might settle in the United States; and there also, some ten years after-1 also be considered as a liberal provision. But, being a younger


* London: Edward Moxon,

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