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the moment that shall restore me 10 the Black Fort, at the door of his apartment, which the servant had and its lovely valley. Let me hope that yours will left ajar, a sound like a deep sigh, which was insometimes rest on the lonely exile, whom nothing stantly succeeded by a gentle tap-Come in, could render such, but the command of honour and replied Julian, somewhat ashamed of his exclamaduty. Do not fear that I mean to involve you in a tion, and not a little afraid that it had been caugh: private correspondence, and let not your father fear it. I up by some eavesdropper--"Come in," he again could not love you so much, but for the openness and repeated; but his command was not obeyed; on the candour of your nature; and I would not that you contrary, the knock was repeated somewhat louder. concealed from Major Bridgenorth one syllable of He opened the door, and Fenella stood before him. what I now avow. Respecting other matters, he With eyes that

seemed red with recent tears, and himself cannot desire the welfare of our common with a look of the deepest dejection, the little mute, country with more zeal than I do. Differences may first touching her bosom, and beckoning with her occur concerning the mode in which that is to be ob- finger, made to him the usual sign that the Countess tained; but, in the principle, I am convinced there desired to see him-then turned, as if to usher him to can be only one mind between us; nor can I refuse her apartment. As he followed her through the long to listen to his experience and wisdom, even where gloomy vaulted passages which afforded communithey may ultimately fail to convince me. Farewell— cation betwixt the various departments of the castle, Alice, farewell! Much might be added to that melan- he could not but observe that her usual light trip was choly word, but nothing that could express the bitter- exchanged for a tardy and mournful step, which she ness with which it is written. Yet I could transcribe accompanied with a low inarticulate moaning, (which it again and again, rather than conclude the last com- she was probably the less able to suppress, because munication which I can have with you for some time. she

could not judge how far it was audible,) and also My sole comfort is

, that my stay will scarce be so with wringing of the hands, and other marks of exlong as to permit you to forget one who never can treme affliction. forget you."

At this moment a thought came across Peveril's He held the paper in his hand for a minute after he mind, which, in spite of his better reason, made him had folded, but before he had sealed it, while he hur- shudder involuntarily. As a Peaksman, and a long riedly debated in his own mind whether he had not resident in the Isle of Man, he was well acquainted expressed himself towards Major Bridgenorth in so with many a superstitious legend, and particularly conciliating a manner as mighi excite hopes of pro- with a belief, which attached to the powerful family selytism, which his conscience told him he could not of the Stanleys, for their peculiar demon, a Banshie realize with honour. Yet, on the other hand, he had or female spirit, who was wont to shriek, “foreboding no right, from

what Bridgenorth had said, to conclude evil times ;", and who was generally seen weeping that their principles were diametrically irreconcilable; and bemoaning herself before the death of any person for though the son of a high Cavalier, and educated of distinction belonging to the family. For an instant, in the family of the Countess of Derby,

he was him- Julian could scarce divest himself of the belief, that self, ypon principle, an enemy of prerogative, and a the wailing, gibbering form, which glided before him, friend to the liberty of the subject. And with such with a lamp in her hand, was the genius of his considerations he silenced all internal objections on mother's race come to announce to him his predesthe point of honour; although his conscience secretly tined doom. It instantly. curred to him as an whispered that these conciliatory expressions towards analogous reflection, that if the suspicion which had the father were chiefly dictated by the fear, that, dur-crossed his mind concerning Fenella was a just one, ing his absence, Major Bridgenorih might be tempted her ill-fated attachment to him, like that of the pro to change the residence of his daughter, and perhaps phetic spirit to his family, could bode nothing but to convey her altogether out of his reach.

disaster, and lamentation, and wo. Having sealed his letter, Julian called his servant, and directed him to carry it, under cover of one addressed to Mrs. Debbitch, to a house in the town of

CHAPTER XIX. Rushin, where packets and messages intended for Now, hoist the anchor, mates--and let the sails the family at Black Fort were usually deposited ; and Give their broad bosom to the buxom wind, for that purpose to take horse immediately. He thus Like lass that woos a lover. - Anonymous. got rid of an attendant, who might have been in some The presence of the Countess dispelled the superstidegree a spy on his motions. He then exchanged tious feeling, which, for an instant, had encroached the dress he usually wore, for one more suited to tra- on Julian's imagination, and compelled him to give velling; and, having put a change or two of linen attention to the matters of ordinary life. “Here

are into a small cloak-bag, selected as arms a strong your credentials," she said, giving him a small packet double-edged sword and an excellent pair of pistols, carefully put up in a sealskin cover; you had better which last he carefully loaded with double bullets. not open them

till you come to London. You must Thus appointed, and with twenty pieces in his purse, not be surprised to find that there are one or two and the bills we have mentioned secured in a private addressed to men of my own persuasion. These, for pocket-book, he was in readiness to depart as soon all our sakes, you will

observe caution in delivering." as he should receive the Countess's commands. The buoyant spirit of youth and hope, which had, whatever

you desire me to charge myself with, of that

"I go your messenger, madam," said Peveril ; "and for a moment, been chilled by the painful and dubious I undertake the care. Yet allow me to doubt whether circumstances in which he was placed, as well as the an intercourse with Catholics will at this moment fordeprivation which he was about to undergo, now re- ward the purposes of my mission.". vived in full vigour. Fancy, turning from more painful anticipations, suggested to him that he was now wicked sect already," said the Countess, smiling,

You have caught the general suspicion of this entering upon life at a crisis when

resolution and and are the fitter to go amongst Englishmen in talents were almost certain to make the fortune of their present mood. But, my cautious friend, these their possessor. How could he make a more honour letters are so addressed, and the persons to whom able entry on the bustling scene, than sent by, and they are so addressed so disguised, that you will run acting in behalf of, one of the noblest houses in Eng: no danger in conversing with them. Without

their land; and should'he perform what his charge might aid, indeed, you will not be able to obtain the accurender incumbent with the resolution and the prodence rate information you go in search of. None can tell necessary to secure success, how many occurrences so exactly how the wind sets, as the pilot whose might take place to render his mediation necessary vessel is exposed to the storm. Besides, though you to Bridgenorth; and thus enable him, on the most Protestants deny our priesthood the harmlessness of equal and honourable terms, to establish a claim to the dove, you are ready enough to allow us a full share his gratitude and to his daughter's hand.

of the wisdom of the serpent ;-in plain terms, their Whilst he was dwelling on such pleasing, though means of information are extensive, and they are not imaginary prospects, he could not help exclaiming deficient in the power of applying it

. I therefore wish aloud-" Yes, Alice, I will win thee nobly!''. The you to have the benefit of their intelligence and ada words had scarcely escaped his lips, when he heard I'vice, if possible."

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"Whatever you impose on me as a part of my recline in the old oaken easy-chair, and listen to duty, madam, rely on its being discharged punc- the dashing of the waves under the windows, mingled, tually," answered Peveril

. "And now, as there is as the sound was, with the scream of the sea-birds; little use in deferring the execution of a purpose or to traverse the apartment with long and slow when once fixed, let me know your ladyship's wishes steps, pausing, occasionally to look out on the sea, concerning my departure."

slumbering under the influence of a full-moon, which "It must be sudden and secret," said the Countess; tipped each wave with silver-such were the only "the island is full of spies; and I would not wish pastimes he could invent,

until midnight had passed that any of them should have notice that an envoy for one hour; the next was wasted in anxious expecof mine was about to leave Man for London. Cantation of the summons of departure. you be ready to go on board to-morrow ?".

At length it arrived-a tap at his door was followed "To-night-this instant, if you will,” said Julian,- by a low murmur, which made him suspect that the "my little preparations are complete.”

Countess had again employed her mute attendant as "Be ready, then, in your chamber, at two hours the most secure minister of her pleasure on this ocafter midnight. I will send one to summon you, for casion. He felt something like impropriety in this our secret must be communicated, for the present selection, and it was with a feeling of impatience to as few as possible. A foreign sloop is engaged alien to the natural generosity of his temper, that, to carry you over; then make the best of your way when he opened the door, he beheld the dumb maiden to London, by Martindale

Castle or otherwise, as standing before him. The lamp which he held in his you find most advisable. When it is necessary to hand showed his features distinctly, and probably announce your absence, I will say you are gone to made Fenella aware of the expression which animated see your parents. But stay-your journey will be on them. She cast her large dark eyes mournfully on horseback, of course, from Whitehaven. You have the

ground; and, without again looking

him in the bills of exchange, it is true; but are you provided face, made him a signal to follow her. He delayed with ready money to furnish yourself with a good no longer than was necessary secure his pistols in horse ?"

his belt, wrap his cloak closer around him, and take "I am sufficiently rich, madam," answered Julian; his small portmanteau under his arm. Thụs accou"and good nags are plenty in Cumberland. There tered, he followed her out of the Keep, or inhabited are those among them who know how to come by part of the Castle, by a series of obscure passages them good and cheap."

leading to a postern gate, which she

unlocked with a “Trust not to that," said the Countess. "Here is key, selected from a bundle which she carried at her what will purchase for you the best horse on the Bor-girdle. ders.-Can you be simple enough to refuse it ?" she They now stood in the castle-yard, in the open added, as she pressed on him a heavy purse, which moonlight, which glimmered white and ghastly on he saw himself obliged to accept.

the variety of strange and ruinous objects to which “A good horse, Julian," continued the Countess, we have formerly

alluded, and which gave the scene "and a good sword, next to a good heart and head, rather the appearance of some ancient cemetery, than are the accomplishments of a cavalier."

of the interior of a fortification. The round and "I kiss your hands, then, madam,” said Peveril, elevated tower--the ancient mount, with its quadran

and humbly beg you to believe, that whatever may gular sides facing the ruinous edifices which once fail in my present undertaking, my purpose to serve boasted the name of Cathedral-seemed of yet more you, my noble kinswoman and benefactress, can at antique and anomalous form, when seen by the pale least never swerve or falter."

light which now displayed them. To one of these I know it, my, son, I know it; and may God churches Fenella took the direct course, and was forgive me if my anxiety for your friend has sent you followed by Julian; although he at once divined, and on Gangers which should have been his! Go-go- was superstitious enough to dislike, the path which May saints and angels bless you! Fenella shall she was about to adopt. It was by a secret passage acquaint him that you sup in your own apartment. through this church, that in former times the guardSo indeed will I; for to-night I should be unable to room

of the garrison, situated at the lower and exface my son's looks. Little will he thank me for ternal defences, communicated with the keep of the sending you on his errand; and there will be many Castle; and through this passage were the keys of to ask, whether it was like the Lady of Latham to the Castle every night carried to the Governor's trust her friend's son on the danger which should have apartment, so soon as the gates were locked, and the been braved by her own. But ! Julian, I am now a watch set. The

custom was given up in James the forlorn widow, whom sorrow has made selfish!" First's time, and the passage abandoned, on account

Tush, madam," answered Peveril ; "it is more of the well-known legend of the Mauthe Dog--a unlike the Lady of Latham to anticipate dangers fiend, or demon, in the shape of a large, shaggy black which may not exist at all, and to which if they do mastiff, by which the church was said to be haunted. indeed occur, I am less obnoxious than my noble kins. It was devoutly believed, that in former times this man. Farewell! All blessings attend you, madam. spectre became so familiar with mankind, as to apCommend me to Derby, and make him my excnses. I pear almost nightly in the guard-room, issuing from shall expect a summons at two hours after midnight.” | the passage which we have mentioned at night, and

They took an affectionate leave of each other; the retiring to it at daybreak. The soldiers became more affectionate, indeed, on the part of the Countess partly familiarized to its presence; yet not so much that she could not entirely reconcile her generous so as to use any license of language while the apmind to exposing Peveril to danger on her son'sparition was visible; until one fellow, rendered daring behalf; and Julian betook himself to his solitary | by intoxication, swore he would know whether it was apartment.

dog or devil, and, with his drawn sword, followed the His servant soon afterwards brought him wine and spectre when it retreated by the usual passage. The refreshments; to which, notwithstanding the va- man returned in a few minutes,

sobered by terror, his rious matters he had to occupy his mind, he contrived mouth gaping,

and his hair standing on end, under to do reasonable justice. But when this needful oc- which horror he died; but unhappily for the lovers of cupation was finished, his thoughts began to stream the marvellous, altogether

unable to disclose the horin upon him like a troubled tide-at once recalling rors which he had seen. Under the evil repute aristhe past, and anticipating the future. It was in vain ing from this tale of wonder, the guard-room was that he wrapped himself in his riding cloak, and, abandoned, and a new one constructed. In like Lying down on his bed, endeavoured to compose manner, the guards after that period held another himself to sleep. The uncertainty of the prospect and more circuitous communication with the Govbefore him-the doubt how Bridgenorth might dispose ernor or Şeneschal of the Castle ; and that which of his daughter during his absence--the fear that the lay through the ruinous church was entirely abanMajor himself might fall into the power of the vin- doned.* dictive Countess, besides a numerous train of vague and half-formed apprehensions, agitated his blood, Man is perhaps richer than even Ireland, Wales, or the High

• This curious legend, and many others, in which the Isle of and rendered slumber impossible. Alternately to lands of Scotland, will be found in a note to Chap. xv.


In defiance of the legendary terrors which tradition among themselves in Low Dutch or German, they had attached to the original communication, Fenella, began to pull stoutly, and were soon at some distance followed by Peveril, now boldly traversed the ruinous from the Castle. The possibility of the sentinels vaults through which it lay-sometimes only guided sending a musket-ball, or even a cannon-shot, after over heaps of ruins by the precarious

light of the lamp them, was one of the contingencies which gave Peveril borne by the dumb maiden-sometimes having the momentary anxiety; but they left the fortress, as they advantage of a gleam of moonlight, darting into the must have approached it, unnoticed, or at least undreary abyss through the shafted windows, or through challenged-a carelessness on the part of the garrison, breaches made by time. As the path was by no means which notwithstanding that the oars were muffled, a straight one, Peveril could not but admire the inti- and that the men spoke little, and in whispers, argued, mate acquaintance with the mazes which his singular in Peveril's opinion, great negligence on the part of companion displayed, as well as the boldness with the sentinels. When they were a little way from the which she traversed them. He himself was not so Castle, the men began to row briskly towards a small utterly void of the prejudices of the times, but that he vessel which lay at some distance. Peveril had, in contemplated, with some apprehension, the possibility the mean time, leisure to remark, that the boatmen of their intruding on the lair of the phantom-hound, spoke to each other doubtfully, and bent anxious of which he had heard so often; and in every remote looks on Fenella, as if uncertain whether they had sigh of the breeze among the ruins, he thought he acted properly in bringing her off. heard him baying at the mortal footsteps which dis- After about a quarter of an hour's rowing, they turbed his gloomy realm. No such terrors, however, reached the little sloop, where Peveril was received by interrupted their journey; and in the course of a few the skipper, or captain, on the quarter-deck, with an minutes, they attained the deserted and now ruinous offer of spirits or refreshments. A word or two guard-house. The broken walls of the little edifice among the seamen withdrew the captain from his served to conceal them from the sentinels, one of hospitable cares, and he flew to the ship's side, appawhom was keeping a drowsy watch at the lower gate rently to prevent Fenella from entering the vessel. of the Castle; whilst

another, seated on the stone The men and he talked eagerly in Dutch, looking steps which communicated with the parapet of the anxiously at Fenella as they spoke together; and bounding and

exterior wall, was slumbering, in full Peveril hoped the result would be that the poor young security, with his musket peacefully grounded by his woman should be sent ashore again. But she baffled side. Fenella made a sign to Peveril to move with whatever opposition could be offered to her; and silence and caution, and then showed him, to his when the accommodation-ladder, as it is called, was surprise, from the window of the deserted guard-room, withdrawn, she snatched the end of a rope, and a boat, for it was now high water, with four rowers, climbed on board with the dexterity of a sailor, leavlurking under the cliff on which the Castle was built; ing them no means of preventing her entrance save and made him farther sensible that he was to have by actual violence, to which apparently they did not access to it by a ladder of considerable height placed choose to have recourse. Once on deck, she took the at the window of the ruin.

captain by the sleeve, and led him to the head of the Julian was both displeased and alarmed by the vessel, where they seemed to hold intercourse in a security and carelessness of the sentinels, who had manner intelligible to both. suffered such preparations to be made without ob- Peveril soon forgot the presence of the mute, as he servation or alarm given; and he hesitated whether began to muse upon his own situation, and the probahe should not call the officer of the guard, upbraid bility that he was separated

for some considerable him with negligence, and show him how easily Holm-time from the object

of his affections. , "Constancy," Peel, in spite of its natural strength, and although he repeated to himself,-"Constancy." And, as if in reported impregnable, might be surprised by a few coincidence with the theme of his reflections, he fixed resolute men. Fenella seemed to guess his thoughts his

eyes on the polar star, which that night twikled with that extreme acuteness of observation which her with more than ordinary brilliancy. Emblem of pure deprivations had occasioned her acquiring. She laid passion and steady purpose--the thoughts which arose one hand on his arm, and a finger of the other on her as he viewed its clear and unchanging light were disown lips, as if to enjoin forbearance; and Julian, interested and noble. To seek his country's welfare, knowing that she acted by the direct authority of the and secure the blessings of domestic peace-to disCountess, obeyed her accordingly; but with the inter-charge a bold and perilous duty to his friend and panal resolution to lose no time in communicating his tron-to regard his passion for Alice Bridgenorth, as sentiments to the Earl, concerning the danger to the loadstar which was to guide him to noble deeds which the Castle was exposed on this point. -were the resolutions which thronged upon his mind,

In the mean time, he descended the ladder with and which exalted his spirits to that state of romansome precaution, for the steps were unequal, broken, tic melancholy, which perhaps is ill exchanged even wet, and slippery; and having placed himself in the for feelings of joyful rapture. stern of the boat, made a signal to the men to push He was recalled from these contemplations by off, and turned to take farewell of his guide. To his something which nestled itself softly and closely to utter astonishment, Fenella rather slid down, than his side-a woman's sigh sounded so near him, as to descended regularly, the perilous

ladder, and, the boat disturb his reverie ; and as he turned his head, he saw being already pushed off, made a spring from the last Fenella seated beside him, with her eyes fixed on the step of it with incredible agility, and seated herself same star which had just occupied his own. His first beside Peveril, ere he could express either remon- emotion was that of displeasure, but it was impossistrance or surprise. He commanded the men once ble to persevere in it towards a being so helpless in more to pull in to the precarious landing place; and many respects, so interesting in others; whose large throwing into his countenance a part of the displea- dark eyes were filled with dew, which glistened in the sure which he really felt, endeavoured to make her moonlight; and the source of whose emotions seemed comprehend the necessity of returning to her mistress. to be in a partiality which might well claim indulFenella folded her arms, and looked at him with a gence, at least from him, who was the object of it. haughty smile, which completely expressed the deter-At the same time, Julian resolved to seize the present mination of her purpose. Peveril was extremely em- opportunity for such expostulations with Fenella on barrassed; he was afraid of offending the Countess, the strangeness of her conduct, as the poor maiden and interfering with her plan, by giving alarm, which might be able

to comprehend. He took her hand with otherwise he was much tempted to have done. On great kindness, but at the same time with much graFenella, it was evident, no species of argument which vity, pointed to the boat, and to the Castle, whose he could employ was likely to make the least impres- towers and extended walls were now scarce visible sion; and the question remained, how, if she went on in the distance; and thus intimated to her the neceswith him, he was to rid himself of so singular and sity of her return to Holm-Peel. She looked down, inconvenient a companion, and provide, at the same and shook her head, as if negativing his proposal with time, sufficiently for her personal security.

obstinate decision. Julian renewed his expostulation The boatmen brought the matter to a decision; for, by look and gesture-pointed to his own heart, to inafter lying on their cars for a minute, and whispering Itimate the Countess--and bent his brows, to show the

displeasure which she must entertain. To all which, and the invitation of the captain called him up to the mute only answered by her tears.

breakfast. At length, as if driven to explanation by his continued remonstrances, she suddenly seized him by the arm, to arrest his attention-cast her eye hastily

CHAPTER XX. around, as if to see whether she was watched by any

Now, what is this that haunts me like my shadow, one-then drew the other hand, edgewise, across her Frisking and mumming, like an elf in moonlight? slender throat-pointed to the boat,

and to the Castle, and nodded.

PEVERIL found the master of the vessel rather less On this series of signs, Peveril could put no inter-rude than those in his station of life usually are, and pretation, excepting that he was menaced with some received from him full satisfaction concerning the personal danger, from which Fenella seemed to con- fate of Fenella, upon whom the captain bestowed a ceive that her presence was a protection. Whatever hearty curse, for obliging him to lay-to until he had was her meaning, her purpose seemed unalterably sent his boat ashore, and had her back again. adopted ; at least, it was plain he had no power to "I hope," said Peveril, " no violence was necessary shake it. He must therefore wait till the end of their to reconcile her to go ashore? I trust she offered no short voyage, to disembarrass himself of his com- foolish resistance ? panion; and in the mean while, acting on the idea of “Resist! mein Gott," said the captain, she did her having harboured a misplaced attachment to him, resist like a troop of horse she did cry, you might he thought he should best consult her interest, and hear her at Whitehaven-she did go up the rigging his own character, in keeping at as great a distance like a cat up a chimney; but dat vas ein trick of her from her as circumstances admitted. With this pur-old trade." pose, he made the sign she used for going to sleep, by " What trade do you mean ?" said Peveril. leaning his head on his palm; and having thus "O," said the seaman, "I vas know more about recommended to her to go to rest, he himself desired her than you, Meinheer. I vas know that she vas a to be conducted to his birth.

little, very little girl, and prentice to one seiltanzer, The captain readily showed him a hammock in the when my lady yonder had the good luck to buy her." after-cabin, into which he threw himself, to seek that "A seiltanzer ?" said Peveril; "what do you mean repose which the exercise and agitation of the pre- by that?" ceding day, as well as the lateness of the hour, made "I mean a rope-danzer, a mountebank, a Hans him now feel desirable. Sleep, deep and heavy, pickel-harring. I vas know Adrian Brackel vell--he

sunk down on him in a few minutes, but it did not sell de powders dat empty men's stomach, and fill endure long. In his sleep he was disturbed by fe- him's own purse. Not know Adrian Brackell, mein male cries; and at length, as he thought, distinctly Gott! I have smoked many a pound of tabak with heard the voice of Alice Bridgenorth call on his him." name.

Peveril now remembered that Fenella had been He awoke, and, starting up to quit his bed, became brought into the family when he and the young Earl sensible, from the motion of the vessel, and the were in England, and while the Countess was absent swinging of the hammock, that his dream had de- on an expedition to the continent. Where the Countess ceived him. He was still startled by its extreme found her, she never communicated to the young vivacity and liveliness. "Julian Peveril

, help! Julian men; but only intimated, that she had received her Peveril!" The sounds still rung in his ears--the

ac-out of compassion,

in order to relieve her from a situacents were those of Alice-and he could scarce per- tion of extreme distress. suade himself that his imagination had deceived him. He hinted so much to the communicative seaman, Could she be in the same vessel ? The thought was who replied," that

for distress he knew nocht's on't; not altogether inconsistent with her father's charac-only, that Adrian Brackel beat her when she would ter, and the intrigues in which he was engaged; but not dance on the rope, and starved her when she did, then, if so, to what peril was she exposed, that she to prevent her growth." The bargain between the invoked his name so loudly?

Countess and the mounteback, he said, he had made Determined to make instant inquiry, he jumped out himself, because the Countess had hired his brig upon of his hammock, half-dressed as he was, and stum- her expedition to the continent. None else knew bling about the little cabin, which was as dark as where she came from. The Countess

had seen her on pitch, at length, with considerable difficulty, reached a public stage at Ostend-compassionated her helpthe door. The door, however, he was altogether un- less situation, and the severe treatment she receivedable to open ; and was obliged to call loudly to the and had employed him to purchase the poor creature watch upon deck. The skipper, or captain, as he from her master, and charged him with silence was called, being the only person aboard who could towards all her retinue.*_"And so I do keep silence," speak English, answered to the summons, and re- continued the faithful confidant," van I am in the plied to Peveril's demand, what noise that was ?

-havens of Man; but when I am on the broad seas, that a boat was going off with the young woman-- • An instance of such a sale of an unfortunate dancing girl that she whimpered a little as she left the vessel- occurred in Edinburgh in the end of the seventeenth century: and "dat vaas all."

This explanation satisfied Julian, who thought it of Harden and his lady, for stealing away from him a little girl probable that some degree of violence might have claimed damages, and produced a contract, by which he bought been absolutely necessary to remove Fenella;, and her from her mother for thirty pounds Scots, (21. 108. sterling.1 although he rejoiced at not having witnessed it, he But we have no slaves in Scotland," continues the liberal recould not feel sorry that such had been employed. porter, and mothers cannot sell their bairns : and physicians Her pertinacious desire to continue on board, and the her joints were now grown stiff, and she declined to return, difficulty of freeing himself, when he should come though she was at least an apprentice, and could not run away ashore, from so singular a companion, had given him from her master. Yet some quoted Moses's Law, that if a sera good deal of anxiety on the preceding night, which vant shelter himself with thee, against his master's cruelty, thou he now saw removed by this bold stroke of the cap- lario, assoilzied (1. d. acquittedj Harden."-FOUNTAINHALL'S tain.

Decisions, vol. i. p. 441. His dream was thus fully explained. Fancy had A man may entertain some vanity in being connected with a caught up the inarticulate and vehement cries with patron of the cause of humanity so the author may be par

doned mentioning, that he derives his own direct descent from which Fenella was wont to express resistance or the father of this champion of humanity. displeasure-had coined them into language, and Reid the mountebank apparently knew well how to set the given them the accents of Alice Bridgenorth. Our sails of his own interest to whatever wind proved most likely imagination plays wilder tricks with us almost every rage for the conversion of heretics, on which subject Fountainnight.

hall has this sarcastic memorandum :The captain now undid the door, and appeared with "Reid the mountebank is received into the Popish church, a lantern; without the aid of which, Peveril could and one of his blackamoors was persuaded to accept of baptism scarce have regained his couch, where he now slum was a great trophy. He was christened James after the King, bered secure and sound, until day was far advanced, I and Chancellor, and the Apostle James ("-Ibid. p. 440.

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