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secretary or clerk, engaged in the service of the pub- suggest any thing else, the man of pharmacy obe bic, only that his low, fat, and unadorned cap, and served, that it would, at all events, relieve the brain his well-blacked, shining shoes, indicated that he or cerebrum, in case there was a tendency to the debelonged to the city. He was a well-made man, positation of any extravasated blood, to operate as a about the middle size, and seemed firm in health, pressure upon that delicate organ. 'Fortunately he though advanced in years. His looks expressed sa- was adequate to performing this operation; and, gacity and good-humour; and the air of respecta- being powerfully
aided by Jenkin Vincent (who was bility which his dress announced, was well supported learned in all cases of broken heads) with plenty of by his clear eye, ruddy cheek, and gray hair: He cold water, and a little vinegar, applied according to used the Scottish idiom in his first address, but in the scientific method practised by the bottle-holders such a manner that it could hardly be distinguished in a modern ring, the man began to raise himself on whether he was passing upon his friend a sort of his chair, draw his cloak tightly around him, and jocose mockery, or whether it was his own native look about like one who struggles to recover sense dialect, for his ordinary discourse had little provin- and recollection. cialism.
"He had better lie down on the bed in the little In answer to the queries of his respectable friend, back closet," said Mr. Ramsay's visiter, who seemed Ramsay groaned heavily, answering by echoing back perfectly familiar with the accommodations which the question, "What ails me, Master George? Why, the house afforded. every thing ails me! I profess to you that a man may He is welcome to my share of the truckle," said as well live in Fairyland as in the Ward of Farring- Jenkin,-for in the said back closet were the two apdon-Without. My apprentices are turned into mere prentices accommodated in one truckle-bed, "I can goblins--they appear and disappear like spunkies, sleep under the counter. and have no more regularity in them than a watch "So can I,” said Tunstall, "and the poor fellow without a scapement. If there is a ball to be tossed can have the bed all night." ụp, or a bullock, to be driven mad, or a quean to be Sleep,” said the apothecary, "is, in the opinion ducked for scolding, or a head to be broken, Jenkin of Galen, a restorative and febrifuge, and is most is sure to be at the one end or the other of it, and naturally taken in a truckle-bed.” then away skips Francis Tunstall for company. I "Where a better cannot be come by,"-said Masthink the prize-fighters, bear-leaders, and mounte- ter George; “but these are two honest lads, to give banks, are in a league against me, my dear friend, up their beds so willingly. Come, off with his cloak, and that they pass my house ten times for any other and let us bear him to his couch-I will send for Dr. in the city. Here's an Italian fellow come over, 100, Irving the king's chirurgeon--he does not live far off, that they call Punchinello; and, altogether"- and that shall be my share of the Samaritan's duty,
"Well," interrupted Master George, but what is neighbour Ramsay: all this to the present case ?",
Well, sir," said the apothecary, "it is at your Why," replied Ramsay, "here has been a cry of pleasure 10 send for other advice, and I shall not thieves or murder, (I hope that will prove the least of object to consult with Dr. Irving or any other mediit amongst these English pock-pudding swine!) and cal person of skill, neither to continue to furnish I have been interrupted in the deepest calculation such drugs as may be needful from my pharmacoever mortal man plunged into, Master George." peia. However, whatever Dr. Irving, who, I think,
“What, man!" replied Master George, you must hath had his degrees in Edinburgh, or Dr. Any-onetake patience-You are a man that deals in time, beside, be he Scottish or English, may say to the and can make it go fast and slow at pleasure : you, contrary, sleep, taken timeously, is a febrifuge, or of all the world, have least reason to complain, if á sedative, and also a restorative." little of it be lost now and then.-But here come your He muttered a few more learned words, and conboys, and bringing in a slain man betwixt them, I cluded by informing Ramsay's friend in English far think-here has been serious mischief, I am afraid." more intelligible than his Latin, that he would look
"The more mischief the better sport,” said the to him as his paymaster, for medicines, care, and crabbed old watchinaker. “I am blithe, though, attendance, furnished, or to be furnished, to this that its neither of the twa loons themselves. -What party unknown. are ye bringing a corpse here for, ye fause villains ?” Master George only replied by desiring him to send he added, addressing the two apprentices, who, at his bill for what he had already to charge, and to the head of a considerable mob of their own class, give himself no farther trouble unless he heard from some of whom bore evident marks of a recent fray, him. The pharmacopolist, who, from discoveries were carrying the body betwixt them.
made by the cloak falling a little aside, had no great "He is not dead yet, sir," answered Tunstall. opinion of the faculty of this chance patient to make
Carry him into the apothecary's, then,” replied reimbursement, had no sooner seen his case espoused his master. "D'ye think I can set' a man's life in by a substantial citizen, than he showed some relucmotion again, as if he were a clock or a timepiece ?" tance to quit possession of it, and it needed a short
For godsake, old friend,” said his acquaintance, and stern hini from Master George, which, with all * let us have him here at the nearest-he seems only his good humour, he was capable of expressing in a swoon.
when occasion required, to send to his own dwelling "A swoon?" said Ramsay, "and what business this Esculapius of Temple-Bar. had he to swoon in the streets? Only, if it will When they were rid of Mr. Raredrench, the charioblige my friend Master George, I would take in all table efforts of Jenkin and Francis, to divest the the dead men in St. Dunstan's parish. Call Sam patient of his long gray cloak, were firmly resisted Porter to look after the shop."
on his own part-"My life suner-my life suner," So saying, the stunned man, being the identical he muttered in indistinct murmurs. In these efforts Scotsman who had passed a short time before amidst to retain his upper garment, which was too tender to the jeers of the apprentices, was carried into the back resist much handling, it gave way, at length with a shop of the artist, and there placed in an armed chair loud rent, which almost threw the patient into a till the apothecary from over the way came to his second syncope, and he sat before them in his under assistance. This gentleman, as sometimes happens garments, the looped and repaired wretchedness of to those of the learned professions, had rather more which moved at once pily and laughter, and had cerlore than knowledge, and began to talk of the sinci- tainly been the cause of his unwillingness to resign put and occiput, and cerebrum and cerebellum, until the mantle, which, like the virtue of charity, served he exhausted David Ramsay's brief stock of patience. to cover so many imperfections.
“Bell-um! bell-ell-um !" he repeated, with great The man himself cast his eyes on his povertyindignation; “What signify all the bells in London, struck garb, and seemed so much ashamed of the if you do not put a plaster on the chield's crown?" disclosure, that, muttering between his teeth, that
Master George, with better-directed zeal, asked he would be too late for an appointment, he made an the apothecary whether bleeding might not he use- effort to rise and leave the shop, which was easily ful; when, after humming and hawing for a moment, prevented by Jenkin Vincent and his comrade, who, and being unable, upon the spur of the occasion, tol at the nod of Master George, laid hold of and de
tained him in his chair. The patient next looked The Thames !" exclaimed Richie, in a tone of
they would have been e'en ower gude for the grips native Scot, "I took your honour for an Englisher!
for ane's ain country's credit in a strange land, "To say the truth,” said Jenkin, unable to forbear where all men cry her down ?" any longer, although the discipline of the times pre- "Do you call it for your country's credit, to show scribed to those in his situation a degree of respect that she has a lying, puffing rascal, for one of her ful distance and humility in the presence of parents
, children ?" said Master George. “But come, man, masters, or seniors, of which the present age has no never look grave on it,--as you have found a counidea—"to say the truth, the good gentlemen's clothes tryman, so you have found a friend, if you deserve look as if they would not brook much handling." one-and especially if you answer me rruly."
Hold your peace, young, man,” said Master "I see nae gude it wad do me to speak ought else George, with a tone of authority; never mock the but truth," said the worthy North
Briton. stranger or the poor-the black ox has not trod on "Well, then-to begin," said Master George, "I your foot yet-you know not what lands you may suspect you are a son of old Mungo Moniplies, the travel in, or what clothes you may wear, before you flesher, at the West-Port." die."
"Your honour is a witch, I think," said Richie, Vincent held down his head and stood rebuked, grinning. but the stranger did not accept the apology which "And how dared you, sir, to uphold him for a was made for him.
noble ?" "I am a stranger, sir," said he, " that is certain : "I dinna ken, sir,” said Richie, scratching his though methinks, that, being such, I have been some- head; "I hear 'muckle of an Earl of Warwick in what familiarly treated in this town of yours;-but, these southern parts-Guy, I think his name was,as for my being poor, I think I need not be charged and he has great reputation here for slaying dun with poverty, till I seek siller of somebody."
cows, and boars, and such like; and I am sure my "The dear country all over," said Master George, father has killed more cows and boars, not to menin a whisper, to David Ramsay, " pride and poverty." tion bulls, calves, sheep, ewes, lambs, and pigs, than
But David had taken out his tablets and silver pen, the haill Baronage of England."
"I fancy now, Jockey, if a stranger were to offer " Indifferent, sir,” said Richie Moniplies, looking
Not if I could do him honest service for it, sir," the wonted livery of poor burghers' sons in our counsaid the Scot; "I am willing to do what I may to try-one of Luckie Want's bestowing upon us-rest be useful, though I come of an honourable house, us patient! The King's leaving Scotland has taken and may be said to be in a sort indifferently weel pro- all custom frae Edinburgh; and there is hay made at vided for."
the Cross, and a dainty crop of fouats in the GrassAy!” said the interrogator, “and what house market. There is as much grass grows where my may claim the honour of your descent ?"
father's stall stood, as might have been a good bite An ancient coat belongs to it, as the play says," for the beasts he was used to kill." whispered Vincent to his companion.
"It is even too true,” said Master George ; "and “Come, Jockey, out with it," continued Master while we make fortunes here, our old neighbours and George, observing that the Scot, as usual with his their families are starving at home. This should be countrymen, when asked a blunt, straightforward thought upon oftener.-And how came you by that question, took a little time before answering it. broken head, Richie ?-tell me honestly." "I am no more Jockey, sir
, than you are John," Troth, sir, l'se no lee about the maiter," answersaid the stranger, as if offended at being addressed ed Moniplies. "I was coming along the street here, by a name, which at that time was used, as Sawney and ilk ane was at me with their jests and roguery. now is, for a general appellative of the Scottish So I thought to mysell, ye are ower mony for me to nation. "My name, if you must know it, is Richie mell with; but let me catch ye in Barford's Park, Moniplies; and I come of the old and honourable or at the fit of the Vennel, I could gar some of ye house of Castle Collop, weel kend at the West-Port sing another sang. Sae ae auld hirpling deevil of a of Edinburgh.
potter behoved just to step in my way and offer me a "What is that you call the West-Port ?" proceeded pig, as he said, " just to put my Scotch ointment in, the interrogator,
and I gave him a push, as but natural, and the totter"Why, an it like your honour,” said Richie, who ing deevil coupit ower amang his ain pigs, and danow, having recovered his senses sufficiently to maged a score of them. And then the reird raise, and observe the respectable exterior of Master George, hadna these twa gentlemen helped me out of it, threw more civility into his manner than at first murdered I suld hae been, without remeid. And as " the West-Port is á gate of our city, us yonder brick it was, just when they got haud of my arm to have arches at Whitehall form the entrance of the King's me out of the fray, I got the lick that donnerit me palace here, only that the West-Port is of stonern from a left-handed lighterman." work, and mair decorated with architecture and the Master George looked to the apprentices as if to policy of bigging.”
demand the truth of this story. Nouns, man,
the Whitehall gateways were "It is just as he says, sir," replied Jenkin ;, "only planned by the great Holbein," answered Master I heard nothing about pigs.-The people said he had George; "'I suspect your accident has jumbled your broke some crockery, and that I beg pardon, sir brains, my good friend. I suppose you will tell me nobody could thrive within the kenning of a Scot." next, you have at Edinburgh as fine a navigable “Well, no matter what they said, you were an river as the Thames, with all its shipping ?"
honest fellow to help the weaker side-And you, sir
rah," continued Master George, addressing his coun- Master George shook it heartily, while Jenkin and tryman, “ will call at my house to-morrow morning, Frank exchanged sly looks with each other. agreeable to this direction."
Richie Moniplies would next have addressed his ** I will wait upon your honour," said the Scot, thanks to the master of the shop, but seeing him, as howing very low; "that is, if my honourable master he afterwards said,"scribbling on his bit bookie, as if will permit me.'
he were demented,” he contented his politeness with Thy master ?" said George, -“ Hast thou any giving him a hat,” touching, that is, his bonnet, in other master save Want, whose livery you say you token of salutation, and so left the shop.
"Now, there goes Scotch Jockey, with all his bad * Troth, in one sense, if it please your honour, I and good about him," said Master George to Master serve twa masters,” said Richie; "for both my mas- David, who suspended, though unwillingly, the calter and me are slaves to that same beldam, whom culations with which he was engaged, and keeping his we thought to show our heels to by coming off from pen within an inch of the tablets gazed on his friend Scotland. So that you see, sir, I hold in a sort of with great lack-lustre eyes, which expressed any thing black ward tenure, as we call it in our country, be rather than intelligence or interest in the discourse ing the servant.
addressed to him.-- "That fellow," proceeded Master And what is your master's name?!' said Master George, without heeding his friend's state of abstracGeorge; and observing that Richie hesitated, he add- tion, shows, with great liveliness of colouring, how ed, " Nay, do not tell me, if it is a secret.
our Scotch pride and poverty make liars and brag*A secret that there is little use in keeping," said garts of us; and yet the knave, whose every third Richie ; "only ye ken that our northern stomachs word to an Englishman is a boastful lie, will, I warare ower proud to call in witnesses to our distress. rant you, be a true and tender friend and follower to No that my master is in mair than present pinch, his master, and has perhaps parted with his mantle ar," he added, looking towards the two English ap- to him in the cold blası, although he himself walked prentices, having a large sum in the Royal Treasury in cuerpo, as the Don says.-Strange! that courage --that is," he continued, in a whisper to Master and fidelity-for I will warrant that the knave is George, "the King is owing him a lot of siller ; but | stout-should have no better companion than this it's ill getting at it, it's like.- My master is the young swaggering braggadocio humour.-But you mark me Lord Glenvarloch."
not, friend Davie." Master George testified surprise at the name.- "I do—I do, most heedfully," said Davie.—"For, " You one of the young Lord Glenvarloch's follow as the sun goeth round the dial-plate in twenty-four ers, and in such a condition !"
hours, add, for the moon, fifty minutes and a half”. * Troth, and I am all the followers he has, for the "You are in the seventh heavens, man," said his present that is; and blythe wad į be if he were companion. mnuckle better aff than I am, though I were to bide "I crave your pardon,” replied Davie.-"Let the as I am."
wheel A go round in twenty-four hours--I have it "I have seen his father with four gentlemen and and the wheel B in twenty-four hours, fifty minutes ten lackeys at his heels,” said Master George, "rust- and a half-fifty-seven being to fifty-four, as fifty-nine ling in their laces and velvets. Well, this is a change to twenty-four hours, fifty minutes and a half, or very ful world, but there is a better beyond it. The good nearly, -1 crave your forgiveness, Master George, old house of Glenvarloch, that stood by King and and heartily wish you good-even. country five hundred years!"
"Good-even ?" said Master George; "why, you "Your honour may say a thousand,” said the fol- have not wished me good-day.yet. Come, old friend, lower.
lay by these tablets, or you will crack the inner ma"I will say what I know to be true, friend,” said chinery of your skull
, as our friend yonder has got the the citizen, "and not a word more.-You seemn well outer-case of his damaged.--Good-night, quotha! I recovered now-can you walk ?"
mean not to part with you so easily. I came to get “ Bravely, sir,” said Richie ; "it was but a bit do- my four hours' nunchion from you, man, besides a ver. I was bred at the West-Port, and my cantle tune on the lute from my god-daughter, Mrs. Marwill stand a clour wad bring a stot down." "Where does your master lodge ?"
Good faith! I was abstracted, Master George"We pit up, an it like your honour," replied the but you know me. Whenever I get amongst the Scot, "in a sma' house at ihe fit of ane of the wynds wheels,” said Mr. Ramsay, "why, 'tis”that gang down to the water-side, with a decent man, “Lucky that you deal in small ones," said his John Christie, a ship-chandler, as they ca't. His friend; as, awakened from his reveries and calculafather came from Dundee. I wotna the name of the tions, Ramsay led the way up a little back-stair to wynd, but it's right anent the mickle kirk yonder ; the first story, occupied by his daughter, and his little and your honour will mind, that we pass only by our household. family-name of simple Mr. Nigel Olifaunt, as keep- The apprentices resumed their places in the fronting ourselves retired for the present, though in Scot- shop, and relieved Sam Porter; when Jenkin said to land we be called the Lord Nigel."
Tunstall—“Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith " It is wisely done of your master," said the citi- cottoned in with his beggarly countryman? When zen. "I will find out your lodgings, though your di- would one of his wealth have shaken hands so courrection be none of the clearest.' So saying, and teously with a poor Englishman?-Well, I'll say that slipping a piece of money at the same time into Ri- for the best of the Scots, that they will go over head chie Moniplies's hand, he bade him hasten home, and and ears to serve a countryman, when they will not get into no more affrays.
wet a nail of their finger to save a Southron, as they "I will take care of that now, sir,” said Richie, call us, from drowning. And yet Master George is with a look of importance, "having a charge
about but half-bred Scot neither in that respect; for I have me. And so, wussing ye a' weel, with special thanks known him do many a kind thing to the English to these twa young gentlemen"
“I am no gentleman,” said Jenkin, flinging his "But hark ye, Jenkin," said Tunstall, "I think cap, on his head ; "I am a tight London 'prentice, you are but half-bred English yourself. How came and hope to be a freeman one day. Frank may you to strike on the Scotsman's side after all ?" write himself gentleman, if he will."
Why, you did so, too,” answered Vincent. "I was a gentleman once," said Tunstall, "and "Ay, because I saw you begin; and, besides, it is I hope I have done nothing to lose the name of one. no Cumberland fashion to fall
fifty upon one,” repli"'Weel, weel, as ye list,” said Richie Moniplies; ed Tunstall. "but I am mickle beholden to ye baith-and I am "And no Christ-Church fashion neither," said not a hair the less like to bear it in mind that I say Jenkin. 'Fair play and Old England for ever! but little about it just now.-Gude night to you, my Besides, to tell you a secret, his
voice had a twang kind countryman." So saying, he thrust out of the in it-in the dialect
I mean-reminded me of a little sleeve of his ragged doublet a long bony hand and tongue, which I think sweeter-sweeter than the arm, on which the muscles rose like whip-curd. - last toll of St. Dunstan's will sound, on the day ihat
I am shot of my indentures.--Ha !-you guess who ners of Constantinople in our own time. But John
Christie's house looked out upon the river, and had the "Not I, indeed,” answered Tunstall.—"Scotch Ja- advantage, therefore, of free air, impregnated, hownet, I suppose, the laundress."
ever, with the odoriferous fumes of the articles in Off with Janet in her own bụcking-basket !-no, which the ship-chandler dealt, with the odour of no, no !-You blind buzzard, do you not know I'pitch, and the natural scent of the ooze and sludge mean pretty Mrs. Marget ?''
left by the reflux of the tide. "Umph!" answered Tunstall, dryly.
Upon the whole, except that his dwelling, did not A Hash of anger, not unmingled with suspicion, float with the flood-tide, and become stranded with shot from Jenkin's keen black eyes.
the ebb, the young lord was nearly as comfortably "Umph!-and what signifies umph ? I am not accommodated as he was while on board the little the first 'prentice has married his master's daughter, trading þrig from the long town of Kirkaldy, in Fife, I suppose ?"
by which he had come a passenger to London. He "They kept their own secret, I fancy," said Tun- received, however, every attention which could be stall, "at least till they were out of their time." paid him by his honest landlord, John Christie ; for
"I tell you what it is, Frank," answered Jenkin, Richie Moniplies had not thought it necessary to presharply, that may be the fashion of you gentlefolks, serve his master's incognito so completely, but that that are taught from your biggin to carry two faces the honest ship-chandler could form a guess that his under the same hood, but it shall never be mine.". guest's quality was superior to his appearance. As
“There are the stairs, then," said Tunstall, coolly; for Dame Nelly, his wife, a round, buxom, laughter"go up and ask Mrs. Marget of our master just now, loving dame, with black eyes, a tight well-laced and see what sort of a face he will wear under his bodice, a green apron, and a red petticoat edged with hood."
a slight silver lace, and judiciously shortened so as "No, I wonnot," answered Jenkin; "I am not to show that a short heel, and a tight clean ankle, such a fool as that neither. But I will take my own rested upon her well-burnished shoe-she, of course, time; and all the Counts in Cumberland shall not felt interest in a young man, who, besides being very cut my comb, and this is that which you may depend handsome, good humoured, and easily satisfied with upon."
the accommodations her house afforded, was eviFrancis made no reply; and they resumed their dently of a rank, as well as manners, highly superior usual attention to the business of the shop, and their to the skippers (or Captains, as they called them. usual solicitations to the passengers.*
selves) of merchant vessels, who were the usual
at whose departure she was sure to find her well-
scrubbed floor soiled with the relics of tobacco, Bodadil. I pray you, possess no gallant of your acquaintance (whịch, spite of King James's Counterblast, was then with a knowledge of my lodging.
forcing itself into use,) and her best curtains impregMaster Matthew. Who, I, sir 1-Lord, sir !-BEN JONSON. nated with the odour of Geneva and strong waters,
The next morning found Nigel Olifaunt, the young to Dame Nelly's great indignation ; for, as she truly Lord of Glenvarloch, seated, sad and solitary, in his said, the smell of the shop and ware-house was bad little apartment, in the mansion of John Christie, the enough without these additions. ship-chandler; which that honest tradesman, in But all Mr Olifaunt's habits were regular and gratitude, perhaps to the profession from which he cleanly, and his address, though frank and simple, derived his chief support, appeared to have constructed showed so much of the courtier and gentleman, as as nearly as possible upon the plan of a ship's cabin. formed a strong contrast with the loud halloo, coarse
It was situated near to Paul's Wharf, at the end of jests, and boisterous impatience, of her maritime inone of those intricate and narrow lanes, which,
until 'mates. Dame Nelly saw that her guest was melanthat part of the city was swept away by the Great choly also, notwithstanding his efforts to seem conFire in 1666, constítuted an extraordinary labyrinth tented and cheerful; and, in short, she took that sort of small, dark, damp, and unwholesome streets and of interest in him, without being herself aware of its alleys, in one corner or other of which the plague was extent, which an unscrupulous gallant might have then as surely found lurking, as in the obscure cor- been tempted to improve to the prejudice of honest
* George Heriot. This excellent person was but little known resting, that his second wife, Alison Primrose, was interred in by his actions when alive, but we may well use, in this particular, St. Gregory's church, from the register of which parish the Rev. the striking phrase of Scripture, " that being dead he yet speak Mr. Barham, Rector, has, in the kindest manner, sent
me the eth." We have already mentioned, in the Introduction, the following extract :-"Mrs. Alison, the wife of Mr. George splendid charity of which he was the founder ; the few notices Heriot, gentleman, 20th April, 1612." Saint Gregory's, before of his personal history are slight and meagre,
the Great Fire of London which consumed the cathedral, formGeorge Heriot was born at Trabroun, in the parish of Glads. , ed one of the towers of Old Saint Paul's, and occupied the space muir; he was the eldest son of a goldsmith in Edinburgh, de of ground now filled by Queen Anne's statue. In the south aisle scended from a family of some consequence in East Lothian. -- of the choir Mrs. Heriot reposed under a handsome monument, His father enjoyed the confidence of his fellow-citizens, and bearing the following inscription :was their representative in parliament. He was, besides, one of * Sanctissima et charissima conjugi ALISON HERIOT, Je. the deputies sent by the inhabitants of the city to propitiate codi Primrosii, Regia Majestatis in Sanctiort Concilio Regni Scothe King, when he had left Edinburgh abruptly, after the riot of tid Amanuensis, fila, feminæ omnibus tum animi tum corporis doribus, 17th December, 1596.
ac pio cultu instructissima, mastissimus ipsius maritus GEORGIUS George Heriot, the son, pursued his father's occupation of a HERIOT, ARMIGER, Regis, Regina, Principum Henrici el Ca. goldsmith, then peculiarly
lucrative, and much connected with roli Gemmarius, bene merenti, non sine lachrymis, hoc Monumentum that of a money-broker. He enjoyed the favour and protection ple posuit. of James, and of his consort, Anne of Denmark. He married, "Obiit Mensis Aprills die 16, anno salutis 1612, etatis 20, in ipso for his first wife, a maiden of his own rank, named Christian sore juveniæ, et mint, parentibus, ei amicis tristissimum sui desideMajoribanks, daughter of a respectable burgess. This was in rium rellouit. 1586. He was afterwards named jeweller to the Queen, whose
Hic Alicia Primrosa account to him for a space of ten years amounted to nearly
Jacet crudo abruta fato, L.40,000. George Heriot, having lost his wife, connected him
Intempestivas self with the distinguished house of Rosebery, by marrying a
Ut rosa pressa manus. daughter of James Primrose, Clerk to the Privy Council of
Nondu disdenos this lady he was deprived by her dying in child-birth in 1612,
Annorum impleverat orbes, before attaining her twenty-first year. After a life spent in
Pulchra, pudica, honourable and successful industry, George Heriot died in Lon
Patris deliclum atque virt: don, to which city he had followed his royal master, on the 12th
Quum gravida, heu ! nunquam February, 1624, at the age of sixty-one years. His picture,
Mater, decessit, et inde (copied by Scougal from a lost original,) in which he is repre
Cura doloro : patri, sented in the prime of life, is thus described : "His fair hair,
Cura dolor : viro. which overshades the thoughtful browand calm calculating eye,
Non sublata tamen with the cast of humour on the lower part of the countenance,
Tantum translata recessit; are all indicative of the genuine Scottish character, and well
Nunc Rosa prima Poli distinguish a person fitted to move steadily and wisely through
Qua fuit antea soll." the world, with a strength of resolution to ensure success, and The loss of a young, beautiful, and amiable partner, at a pea disposition to enjoy it."- Historical and Descriptive Account of riod no interesting, was the probable reason of her husband Heriot's Hospital, with a memoir of the Founder, dy Messrs. James devoting his fortune to a charitable institution. The epitaph and John Johnstone. Edinburgh, 1827.
occurs in Strype's edition of Stowe's Survey of London, Book I may add, as every thing concerning George Heriot is inte iii. page 228.
Jonn, who was at least a score of years older than (and mend your breakfast with a morsel and a his helpmate. Olifaunt, however, had not only other draught." matters to think of, but would have regarded such an At a word, my kind hostess, I cannot," said intrigue, had the idea ever occurred to him, as an Olifaunt; "I am anxious about this knave of mine, aboininable and ungrateful encroachment upon the who has been so long absent in this dangerous town laws of hospitality, his religion having been by his of yours.” late father formed upon the strict principles of the It may be noticed in passing, that Dame Nelly's national faith, and his morality upon those of the ordinary mode of consolation was to disprove the nicest honour. He had not escaped the predominant existence of any cause for distress; and she is said weakness of his country, an overwoening sense of the to have carried this so far as to comfort a neighbour, pride of birth, and a disposition to value the worth who had lost her husband, with the assurance that and consequence of others according to the number the dear defunct would be better to-morrow, which and the fame of their deceased ancestors; but this perhaps might not have proved an appropriate, even pride of family was well subdued, and in general if it had been a possible, mode of relief. On this almost entirely concealed, by his good sense and occasion she denied stoutly that Richie had been general courtesy.
absent altogether twenty hours; and as for people Such as we have described him, Nigel Olifaunt, or being killed in the streets of London, to be sure two rather the young Lord Glenvarloch, was, when our men had been found in Tower-ditch” last week, but narrative takes him up, under great perplexity respect that was far to the east, and the other poor man that ing the fate of his trusty and only follower, Richard had his throat cut in the fields, had met his mishap Moniplies, who had been despatched by his young near by Islington; and he that was stabbed by the master, early the preceding morning, as far as the young Templar in a drunken frolic, by Saint Clecourt at Westminster, but had not yet returned. ment's in the Strand, was an Irishman. All which His evening adventures the reader is already acquaint- evidence she produced to show that none of these ed with, and so far knows more of Richie than did casualties had occurred in a case exactly parallel with his master, who had not heard of him for twenty-four that of Richie, a Scotsman, and on his return from hours. Dame Nelly Christie, in the meantime, regard - Westminster. ed her guest with some anxiety, and a great desire "My better comfort is, my good dame," answered to comfort him if possible. She placed on the break- Olifaunt, "that the lad 'is no brawler or quarreller, fast-table a noble piece of cold powdered beef, with unless strongly urged, and that he has nothing valuaits usual guards of turnip and carrot, recommended ble about him to any one but me. her mustard as coming direct from her cousin at "Your honour speaks very well,” retorted the inTewkesbury, and spiced the toast with her own exhaustible hostess, who protracted her task of hands—and with her own hands, also, drew a jug of taking away, and putting to rights, in order that she stout and nappy ale, all of which were elements of might prolong her gossip. I'll uphold Master the substantial breakfast of the period.
Moniplies to be neither reveller nor brawler, for if he When she saw that her guest's anxiety prevented liked such things he might be visiting and junketing him from doing justice to the good cheer which she with the young folks about here in the neighbourhood, set before him, she commenced her career of verbal and he never dreams of it; and when I asked the consolation with the usual volubility of those women young man to go as far as my gossip's, Dame Drinkin her station, who, conscious of good looks, good water, to taste
a glass of aniseed, and a bit of the intentions, and good lungs, entertain no fear either of groaning cheese, ---for Dame Drinkwater has had wearying themselves or of fatiguing their auditors. twins, as I told your honour, sir,--and I meant it quite
"Vow, what the good year! are we to send you civilly to the young man, but he chose to sit and down to Scotland as thin as you came up ?-I am keep house with John Christie; and I dare say there sure it would be contrary to the course of nature. is a score of years between them, for your honour's There was my goodman's father, old Sandie
Christie, servant looks scarce much older than I am. I wonder I have heard he was an atomy when he came up from what they could have to say to each other. I asked the North, and I am sure he died, Saint Barnaby was John Christie, but he bid me go to sleep.” ten years, at twenty stone weight. I was a bare- “If he comes not soon,” said his master, "I will headed girl at the time, and lived in the neighbour- thank you to tell me what magistrate I can address hood, though I had little thought of marrying John myself to ; for besides my anxiety for the poor felthen, who had a score of years the better of me-but low's safety, he has papers of importance about him." he is a thriving man and a kind husband-and his "O! your honour may be assured he will be back father, as I was saying, died as fat as a church, in a quarter of an hour," said Dame Nelly; "he
is warden. Well, sir, but I hope I have not offended not the lad to stay out twenty-four hours at a stretch. you for my little joke--and I hope the ale is to your And for the papers, I am sure your honour will parhonour's liking, -and the beef-and the mustard ?" don him for just giving me a peep at the corner, as I
"All excellent--all too good," answered Olifaunt; was giving him a small cup, not so large as my thimyou have every thing so clean and tidy, dame, that ble, of distilled waters, to fortify his stomach against I shall not know how to live when I go back to my the damps, and it was directed to the King's Most own country--if ever I go back there.'
Excellent Majesty; and so doubtless his Majesty has This was added as it seemed involuntarily, and with kept Richie out of civility to consider of your honour's a deep sigh.
letter, and send back a fitting reply." "I warrant your honour go back again if you like Dame Nelly here hit by chance on a more available it," said the dame; "unless you think rather of taking topic of consolation than those she had hitherto a pretty, well-dowered English lady, as some of your touched upon ; for the youthful lord had himself countryfolk have done. I assure you, some of the some vague hopes that his messenger might have best of the city have married Scotsmen. There was been delayed at Court until a fitting and favourable Lady Trebleplumb, Sir Thomas Trebleplurnb the answer should be despatched back to him. Inexpegreat Turkey merchant's widow, married Sir Awley rienced, however, in public affairs as he certainly was, Macauly, whom your honour knows, doubtless; and it required only a moment's
consideration to convince pretty Mistress Doublefce, old Sergeant Doublefee's him of the improbability of an expectation so condaughter, jumped out of window, and was married at trary to all he had heard of etiquette, as well as the May-fair to a Scotsman with a hard name ; and old dilatory proceedings in a court suit, and he answered Pitchpost the timber-merchant's daughters did little the good natured hostess with a sigh, that he doubted better, for they married two Irishmen; and when whether the King would even look on the paper adfolks jeer me about having a Scotsman for lodger, dressed to him, far less take it into his immediate meaning your honour, I tell them they are afraid of consideration. their daughters and their mistresses; and sure
I have “Now, out upon you for a faint-hearted gentlea right to stand up for the Scots, since John Christie man!" said the good dame; "and why should he is half a Scotsman, and a thriving man, and a good not do as much for us as our gracious Queen Elizahusband, though there is a score of years between beth? Many people say this and that about a queen us; and so I would have your honour cast care away,) and a king, but I think a king comes more natural to VOL, IV.