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"No, never!" said the young Lord “Our!. "Pshaw! you take it too seriously-let me speak only hope now is in an honourable resistance." but one word with you."
Most true," said Redgauntlet; "let despair re- "No words can shake our purpose," said Redgauntnew the union amongst us which accident disturbed. let, " were your whole command, as I suppose is the I give my voice for displaying the royal banner in- case, drawn round the house." stantly, and
-How now!" he concluded, sternly, "I am certainly not unsupported,” said the General; as Lilias, first soliciting his attention by pulling his " but if you would hear me cloak, put into his hand the scroll, and added, it was "Hear me, sir," said the Wanderer, stepping for designed for that of Nixon.
ward; “I suppose I am the mark you aim at-I surRedgauntlet read--and, dropping it on the ground, render myself willingly, to save these gentleman's continued to stare upon the spot where it fell, with danger-let this at least avail in their favour." raised hands and fixed eyes. Sir Richard Glendale An exclamation of "Never, never!" broke from lifted the fatal paper, read it, and saying, "Now all is the little body of partisans, who threw themselves indeed over," handed it to Maxwell, who said aloud, round the unfortunate Prince, and would have seized Black Colin Campbell, by G-d! I heard he had or struck down Campbell
, had it not been that he come post from London last night."
remained with his arms folded, and a look, rather As if in echo to his thoughts, the violin of the blind indicating impatience because they would not hear man was heard, playing with spirit, “The Campbells him, than the least apprehension of violence at their are coming," a celebrated clan-march.
hand. "The Campbells are coming in earnest," said Mac- At length he obtained a moment's silence. "I do Kellar; "they are upon us with the whole battalion not," he said, "know this gentleman" -(Making from Carlisle."
profound bow to the unfortunate Prince)-"I do no There was a silence of dismay, and two or three of wish to know him; it is a knowledge which would the company began to drop out of the room.
suit neither of us." Lord spoke with the generous spirit of a "Our ancestors, nevertheless, have been well as young English nobleman. “If we have been fools, quainted,” said Charles, unable to suppress, era in do not let us be cowards. We have one here more that hour of dread and danger, the painful recollections precious than us all, and come hither on our war- of fallen royalty nanty--let us save him at least."
"In one word, General Campbell," said Redgaunt "True, most true," answered Sir Richard Glen- let, "is it to be peace or war?-You are a man of dale. "Let the King be first cared for."
honour, and we can trust you." “That shall be my business," said Redgauntlet; "I thank you, sir," said the General; "and I reply “if we have but time to bring back the brig, all will that the answer to your question rests with
yourse. be well-I will instantly despatch a party in a fishing Come, do not be fools, gentlemen ; there was perhaps skiff to bring her to.”—He gave his commands to no great harm meant or intended by your gathering two or three of the most active among his followers. together in this obscure corner, for a bear-bait ar i -"Let him be once on board,” he said, "and there cock-fight, or whatever other amusement you may are enough of us to stand to arms and cover his re- have intended; but it was a little imprudent, consid treat."
ering how you stand with government, and it has "Right, right,” said Sir Richard," and I will look occasioned some anxiety. Exaggerated accounts of to points which can be made defensible; and the old your purpose have been laid before government by the powder-plot boys could not have made a more despe- information of a traitor in your own councils; and I rate resistance than we shall. -Redgauntlet," con- was sent down post to take the command of a suffitinued he, "I see some of our friends are looking cient number of troops, in case these calumnies should pale; but methinks your nephew has more mettle in be found to have any real foundation. I have come his eye now than when we were in cold deliberation, here, of course, sutficiently supported both with car with danger at a distance."
alry and infantry, to do whatever might be necessary; "It is the way of our house,” said Redgauntlet; but my commands are-and I am sure they agree "our courage ever kindles highest on the losing side with my inclination-10 make no arrests, nay, to make I, too, feel that the catastrophe I have brought on no farther inquiries of any kind, if this good assembly must not be survived by its author. Let me first,” will consider their own interest so far as to give up he said, addressing Charles,“ see your Majesty's their immediate purpose, and return quietly to the sacred person in such safety as can now be provided own houses.". for it, and then"
"What!-all ?" exclaimed Sir Richard Glendale "You may spare all considerations concerning me, "all, without exception ?" gentlemen," again repeated Charles; "yon mountain "All, without one single exception,” said the of Criffel shall fly as soon as I will.'
General; "such are my orders. If you accept my Most threw themselves at his feet with weeping terms, say so, and make haste; for things may hap and entreaty; some one or two slunk in confusion pen to interfere with his Majesty's kind purposes tofrom the apartment, and were heard riding off. Un- wards you all." noticed in such a scene, Darsie, his sister, and Fair- "His Majesty's kind purposes !" said the Wanderer. ford, drew together, and held each other by the hands, "Do I hear you aright, sir?" as those who, when a vessel is about to founder in the "I speak the King's very words, from his very lips," storm, determine to take their chance of life and death replied the General. "I will
, said his Majesty, de together.
serve the confidence of my subjects by reposing my Amid this scene of confusion, a gentleman, plainly security in the fidelity of the millions who acknos dressed in a riding-habit, with a black cockade in his ledge my title-in the good sense and prudence of the hat, but without any arms except a couteau-de-chasse, few who continue, from the errors of education, to walked into the apartment without ceremony: He disown it.-His Majesty will not even believe that the was a tall, thin, gentlemanly man, with a look and most zealous Jacobites who yet remain can nourish a bearing decidedly military, He had hrough thought of exciting a civil war, which must be fatal their guards, if in the confusion they now maintained to their families and themselves, besides sprending any, without stop or question, and now stond, almost bloodshed and ruin through a peaceful land. He can unarmed, among armed men, who, nevertheless, gazed not even believe of his kinsman, that he would engas on him as on the angel of destruction.
brave and generous, though mistaken men, in an ai"You look coldly, on me, gentlemen," he said. tempt which must rụin all who have escaped former "Sir Richard Glendale-my Lord we were calamities; and he is convinced, that, did curiosity not always such strangers. Ha, Pate-in-Peril
, how or any other motive lead that person to visit this is it with you? and you, 100, Ingoldsby-I must not country, he would soon see it was his wisest course call you by any other name-why do you receive an to return to the continent; and his Majesty compas old friend so coldly? But you guess my errand." sionates his situation too much to offer any obstacle And are prepared for it
, General," said Redgaunt- to his doing so." we are not men to be penned up like sheep for "Is this real ?": said Redgauntlet. "Can you mean the slaughter."
this ?-Am I-are all, are any of these gentlemea
at liberty, without interruption, to embark in yonder / same time, and no doubt with some anxiety, the brig, which, I see, is now again approaching the changing features of those who acted in this extraorshore ?"
dinary scene. "You, sir-all--any of the gentlemen present," said Darsie and his sister naturally followed their uncle, the General, -"all whom the vessel can contain, are whose violence they no longer feared, while his chaat liberty to embark uninterrupted by me; but I ad- racter attracted their respect; and Alan Fairford acvise none to go off who have not powerful reasons, companied them from interest in their fate, unnoticed unconnected with the present meeting, for this will be in a party where all were too much occupied with remembered against no one.
their own thoughts and feelings, as well as with the " Then, gentlemen," said Redgauntlet, clasping his impending crisis, to attend to his presence. hands together as the words burst from him, the Half way betwixt the house and the beach, they cause is lost for ever!"
saw the bodies of Nanty Ewart and Cristal Nixon General Campbell turned away to the window, as blackening in the sun. if to avoid hearing what they said.' Their consultation "That was your informer ?" said Redgauntlet, lookwas but momentary; for the door of escape which ing back to General Campbell, who only nodded his Thus opened was as unexpected as the exigence was assent. threatening.
"Caitiff wretch !" exclaimed Redgauntlet ;-" and "We have your word of honour for our protection," yet the name were better bestowed on the fool who said Sir Richard Glendale, " if we dissolve our meet- could be misled by thee." ing in obedience to your summons ?"
“That sound broadsword cut," said the General, You have, Sir Richard," answered the General. "has saved us the shame of rewarding a traitor."
And I also have your promise,” said Redgauntlet, They arrived at the place of embarkation. The " that I may go on board yonder vessel, with any Prince stood a moment with folded arms, and looked friend whom I may choose to accompany me?"). around him in deep silence. A paper was then slipped
Not only that, Mr. Ingoldsby-or I will call you into his hands-he looked at it, and said, “I find the Redgauntlet once more-you may stay in the offing two friends I have left at Fairladies are apprized of for a tide, until you are joined by any person who may my destination, and propose to embark from Bowness. remain at Fairladies. After that, there will be a sloop I presume this will not be an infringement of the conof war on the station, and I need not say your condi- ditions under which you have acted ?" tion will then become perilous."
"Certainly not,” answered General Campbell; "Perilous it should not be, General Campbell,” said "they shall have all facility to join you." Redgauntlet, or more perilous to others than to us, "I wish, then,” said Charles, "only another comif others thought as I do even in this extremity." panion.-Redgauntlet, the air of this country is as
* You forget yourself, my friend,” said the unhappy hostile to you as it is to me. These gentlemen have Adventurer; "you forget that the arrival of this gentle made their peace, or rather they have done nothing to man only puts the cope-stone on our already adopted break it. But you--come you, and share my home resolution to abandon our bull-fight, or by whatever where chance shall cast it. We shall never see these other wild name this headlong enterprise may be shores again; but we will talk of them, and of our termed. I bid you farewell, unfriendly friends-Í bid disconcerted bull-fight." you farewell,” (bowing to the General) my friendly "I follow you, Sire, through life," said Redgauntlet, foe- I leave this strand as I landed upon it, alone, and as I would have followed you to death. Permit me to return no more!"
one moment." "Not alone,” said Redgauntlet, "while there is The Prince then looked round, and seeing the blood in the veins of my father's son."
abashed countenances of his other adherents bent "Not alone," said the other gentlemen present, upon the ground, he hastened to say, “Do not think stung with feelings which almost overpowered the that you, gentlemen, have obliged me less because better reasons under which they had acted. We your zeal was mingled with prudence, entertained, I will not disown our principles, or see your person am sure, more on my own account, and on that of endangered."
your country, than from selfish apprehensions." "If it be only your purpose to see the gentle- He stepped from one to another, and, amid sobs and man to the beach," said General Campbell, “I will bursting tears, received the adieus of the last remnant myself go with you. My presence among you, un- which had hitherto supported his lofty pretensions, armed, and in your power, will be a pledge of my and addressed them individually with accents of tenfriendly intentions, and will overawe, should such derness and affection. be offered, any interruption on the part of officious The General drew a little aloof, and signed to Redpersons.
gauntlet to speak with him while this scene proceeded. Be it so," said the Adventurer, with the air of a "It is now all over," he said, "and Jacobite will be Prince to a subject; not of one who complied with the henceforward no longer a party name. When you request of an enemy too powerful to be resisted. tire of foreign parts, and wish to make your peace, let
They left the apartment-they left the house-an me know. Your restless zeal alone has impeded your unauthenticated and dubious, but appalling, sensation pardon bitherto." of terror had already spread itself among the inferior "And now I shall not need it,” said Redgauntlet. retainers, who had so short time before strutted, and "I leave England for ever ; but I am not displeased bustled, and thronged the doorway and the passages. that you should hear my family adieus.-Nephew, A report had arisen, of which the origin could not be come hither. In presence of General Campbell, I tell traced, of troops advancing towards the spot in con- you, that though to breed you up in my own political siderable numbers; and men who, for one reason or opinions has been for many years my anxious wish, I other, were most of them amenable to the arm of am now glad that it could not be accomplished. You power, had either shrunk into stables or corners, or pass under the service of the reigning Monarch withfled the place entirely.. There was solitude on the out the necessity, of changing your allegiance-a landscape, excepting the small party which now change, however,” added, looking around him, moved towards the rude pier, where a boat lay man- "which sits more easy on honourable men than I could ned, agreeably to Redgauntlet's orders previously have anticipated; but some wear the badge of their given.
loyalty on the sleeve, and others in the heart.--You The last heir of the Stewarts leant on Redgauntlet's will, from henceforth, be uncontrolled master of all arm as they walked towards the beach ; for the ground the property of which forfeitare could not deprive your was rough, and he no longer possessed the elasticity father-of all that belonged to him-excepting this, of limb and of spirit which had, twenty years before, his good sword,”, (laying his hand on the weapon ho carried bim over many a Highland hill, as light as wore) "which shall never fight for the House of one of their native deer. His adherents followed, Hanover; and as my hand will never draw weapon looking on the ground, their feelings struggling against more, I shall sink it forty fathoms deep in the wide the dictates of their reason.
ocean. Bless you, young man! If I have dealt harshly General Campbell accompanied them with an air with you, forgive me. I had set my whole desires on of apparent ease and indifference, but watching, at the one point, -God knows, with no selfish purpose ; and I am justly punished by this final termination of my well, and had drunk many a mutchkin with him in views, for having been too little scrupulous in the Cadie Fraser's time. He said that he lived ten years means by which I pursued them. Niece, farewell, and after King George's accession, in the momentary ex may God bless you also!"
pectation of winning his cause every day in the Ses. No, bir," said Lilias, seizing his hand eagerly. sion time, and every hour in the day, and a: last fell "You have been hitherto my protector,--you are now down dead, in what my informer called a "Perplexity in sorrow, let me be your attendant and your com- fit," upon a proposal for a composition being made to forter in exile !"
him in the Outer-House. I have chosen to retain my "I thank you, my girl, for your unmerited affection; informer's phrase, not being able justiy to determine but it cannot and must not be. The curtain here falls whether it is a corruption of the word apoplexr, as between us. I go to the house of another-If I leave my friend Mr. Oldbuck supposes, or the name of some it before I quit the earth, it shall be only for the House peculiar disorder incidental to those who have concern of God. Once more, farewell both !-The fatal door,'' in the Courts of Law, as many callings and condi. he said, with a melancholy smile, “will, I trust, now tions of men have diseases appropriate to themselves depart from the House of Redgauntlet, since its pre- The saine cadie also remembered Blind Willie Sie sent representative has adhered to the winning side. venson, who was called Wandering Wilie, and who I am convinced he will not change it, should it in turn ended his days "unco beinly, in Sir Arthur Redgauntbecome the losing one."
let's ha' neuk." He had done the family some The unfortunate Charles Edward had now given good turn," he said, " specially when ane of the his last adieus to his downcast adherents. He made Argyle gentlemen was coming down on a wheen of a sign with his hand to Redgauntlet, who came to them that had the auld leaven' about them, and wad assist him into the skiff. General Campbell also hae taen every man of them, and nae less nor headed offered his assistance; the rest appearing 100 much and hanged them. But Willie, and a friend they had, affected by the scene which had iaken place to pre- called Robin the Rambler, gae them warning, by vent him.
playing tunes such as, the Campbells are coming "You are not sorry, General, to do me this last act and the like, whereby they got timeous warning to of courtesy," said the Chevalier ; "and, on my part, I take the wing." I need not point out to your acutethank you for it. You have taught me the principle ness, my worthy sir, that this seems to refer to some on which men on the scaffold feel forgiveness and inaccurate account of the transactions in which you kindness even for their executioner.-Farewell!" seem so much interested.
They were seated in the boat, which presently pulled Respecting Redgauntlet, about whose subaquent off from the land. The Oxford divine broke out into history you are more particularly inquisitive, I have a loud benediction, in terms which General Campbell learned from an excellent person who was a priest in was too generous to criticise at the time, or to remem- the Scottish Monastery of Ratisbon, before its sup ber afterwards ;-nay, it is said that, Whig and Camp- pression, that he remained for two or three years in bell as he was, he could not help joining in the uni- the family of the Chevalier, and only left it at last in versal Amen! which resounded from the shore. consequence of some discords in ibat melancholy
household. As he had hinted to General Campbell
he exchanged his residence for the cloister, and as CONCLUSION,
played in the latter part of his life a strong sense of
the duties of religion, which in his earlier days be BY DR. DRYASDUST,
had 10o much neglected, being altogether engage in political speculations and intrigues. He rose to the
situation of Prior, in the house which he belonged in I am truly sorry, my worthy and much respected sir, and which was of a very strict order of religor. He that my anxious researches have neither, in the form of sometimes received his countrymen, whom accida: letters, nor of diaries, or other memoranda, been able brought to Ratisbon, and curiosity induced to visit the to discover more than I have hitherto transmitted, of Monastery of -- But it was remarked, that bo the history of the Redgauntlei family. But I observe he listened with interest and attention, when Bota's, in an old newspaper called the Whitehall Gazette, of or particularly Scotland, became the subject of cus which I fortunately possess a file for several years, versation, he never either introduced or prolongad that Sir Arthur Darsie Redgauntlet was presented to the subject, never used the English lang taze, ure his late Majesty at the drawingroom, by Lieutenant- inquired about English affairs, and, above all jete General Campbell-upon which the Editor observes, mentioned his own family. His strict observaron et in the way of comment, that we were going, remis the rules of his order gave him, at the time of is atque velis, into the interests of the Pretender, since a death, some pretensions to be chosen a sain, and be Scot had presented a Jacobite at Court. I am sorry brethren of the Monastery of made great ef I have not room (the frank being only uncial) for his for that effect, and brought forward some place farther observations, tending to show the apprehen- proofs of miracles. But there was a circunstance sions entertained by many well-instructed persons of which threw a doubt over the subject, and present the period, that the young King might himself be in the consistory from acceding to the wishes of time duced to become one of the Stewarts' faction,--a worthy brethren. Under his habit, and secund in. catastrophe from which it has pleased Heaven to small silver box, he had worn perpetually arousche preserve these kingdoms.
neck a lock of hair, which the fathers arcuched to be I perceive also, by a marriage contract in the family a relic. But the Avocato del Diablo. in combas repositories, that Miss Lilias Redgauntlet of Red- (as was his official duty) the pretensions or be 23 gauntlet, about eighteen months after the transactions didate for sanctity, made it at least equal y prutas you have commemorated, intermarried with Alan that the supposed relic was taken from the beads Fairford, Esq. Advocate, of Clinkdollar, who, I think, brother of the deceased Prior, who had been eiet we may not unreasonably conclude to be the same for adherence to the Stewart fainily in 1743-5:23 person whose name occurs so frequently in the pages the motto, Haud obliriscendum, seemed to incast of your narration. In my last excursion to Edin- a tone of mundane feeling and recollection as burgh, I was fortunate enough to discover an old juries, which made it at least doubtful wherber 3 cadie, from whom, at the expense of a bottle of whisky, in the quiet and gloom of the cloister, Father Hz and half a pound of tobacco, I extracted the import- had forgotten the sufferings and injuries of the Huss ant information, that he knew Peter Peebles very of Redgauntlet.
IN A LETTER TO THE AUTHOR OF WAVERLY.
THE END OF REDGAUNTLET.