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« And so," said the Colonel, “ there has been no
monstrance was mingled with military authority, to malice prepense, as lawyers, I think, term it, in redeem his error by immediately joining his regithis rash step of yours; and you have been tre
“ That I may be certain,” concluded the panned into the service of this Italian kuight-errant letter, " that this actually reaches you, I dispatch by a few civil speeches from him and one or two it by Corporal Tims, of your troop, with orders to of his Highland recruiting sergeants? It is sadly deliver it into your own hand.” foolishı, to be sure, but not nearly so bad as I was Upon reading these letters, Waverley, with great led to expect. However, you cannot desert, even bitterness of feeling, was compelled to make the from the Pretender, at the present moment, – that amende honorable to the memory of the brave and seems impossible. But I have little doubt that, excellent writer; for surely, as Colonel Gardiner in the dissensions incident to this heterogeneous must have had every reason to conclude they had mass of wild and desperate men, some opportunity come safely to hand, less could not follow, on their may arise, by availing yourself of which, you may being neglected, than that third and final summons, extricate yourself honourably from your rash en which Waverley actually received at Glennaquoich, gagement before the bubble burst. If this can be though too late to obey it. And his being superwanayed, I would have you go to a place of safety seded, in consequence of his apparent neglect of in Flanders, which I shall point out. And I think this last command, was so far from being a harsh I can secure your pardon from Government after or severe proceeding, that it was plainly inevitable. a few months' residence abroad."
The next letter he unfolded was from the Major of “ I cannot permit you, Colonel Talbot," answer the regiment, acquainting him that a report, to the ed Waverley,“ to speak of any plan which turns disadvantage of his reputation, was public in the on my deserting an enterprise in which I may have country, stating, that one Mr Falconer of Balliengaged hastily, but certainly voluntarily, and with hopple, or some such name, had proposed, in his the purpose of abiding the issue.”
presence, a treasonable toast, which he permitted “Well,” said Colonel Talbot, smiling, “ leave me to pass in silence, although it was so gross an affront my thoughts and hopes at least at liberty, if not to the royal family, that a gentleman in company, iny speech. But have you never examined your not remarkable for luis zeal for Government, had mysterious packet?”
nevertheless taken the matter up, and that, suppo" It is in my baggage,” replied Edward; “ we sing the account true, Captain Waverle; bad thus shall find it in Edinburgh.”
suffered another, comparatively unconcerned, to reIn Edinburgh they soon arrived. Waverley's sent an affront directed against him personally as quarters had been assigned to liim, by the Prince's an officer, and to go out with the person by whoia express orders, in a handsome lodging, where there it was offered. The Major coucluded, that no one was accommodation for Colonel Talbot. His first of Captain Waverley's brother officers eould believe business was to examine his portmanteau, and, af- this scandalous story, but that it was necessarily ter a very short search, out tumbled the expected their joint opinion that his own honour, equally with packet. Waverley opened it eagerly. Under a blank that of the regiment, depended upon its being in. cover, simply addressed to E. Waverley, Esq., he stantly contradicted by his authority, &c. &c. &c. found a number of open letters. The uppermost “ What do you think of all this?” said Colonel were two from Colonel Gardiner, addressed to him- Talbot, to whom Waverley handed the letters after self. The earliest in date was a kind and gentle he had perused them. reinonstrance for neglect of the writer's advice “ Think! it renders thought impossible. It is respecting the disposal of his time during his leave enough to drive me mad.” of absence, -- the renewal of which, he reminded “ Be calm, my young friend; let us see what are Captain Waverley, would speedily expire. “ In these dirty scrawls that follow.” deed,” the letter proceeded,“ had it been other The first was addressed, “ For Master W. Rufwise, the news from abroad, :and my instructions in Tliese.". .“ Dear sur, sum of our yong gulpins from the War-office, must have compelied me to will not bitc, thof I tuold them you shoed me the recall it, as there is great danger, since the disaster squoire's own seel. But Tims will deliver you the in Flanders, both of foreign invasion and insurrec- lettrs as desired, and tell ould Adden he gave them tion among the disaffected at liome. I therefore to squoir's hond, as to be sure yours is the same, entreat you will repair, as soon as possible, to the and shall be ready for signal, and hoy for Hoy head-quarters of the regiment; and I am concerned ' Church and Sachefrel, as fadur sings at harvestto add, that this is still the more necessary, as there whome. Yours, deer Sur,
H. H. is some discontent in your troop, and I postpone
“ Poscriff. Do'e tell squoire we longs to heer inquiry into particulars until I can have the ad
from liim, and lias dootings about his not writing vantage of your assistance."
The second letter, dated eight days later, was in himself, and Lifetenant Bottler is smoky." euch a style as might have been expected from the “ This Ruffin, I suppose, then, is your Donald of Colonel's receiving no answer to the first. It re the Cavern, who las intercepted your letters, and minded Waverley of his duty, as a man of honour, carried on a correspondence with the poor devil an officer, and a Briton; took notice of the in- Houghton, as if under your authority ?"* creasing dissatisfaction of his men, and that some “ It seems too true. But who can Addem be?” of them liad been heard to lunt that their Captain “ Possibly Adam, for poor Gardiner, a sort of encouraged and approved of their mutinous beha- pun on his name." viour; and, finally, the writer expressed the ut The other letters were to the same purpose, and most regret and surprise that he had not obeyed his they soon received yet more complete light upon commands by repairing to head-quarters, reminded Donald Bean's machinations. him that his leave of absence had been recalled, John Hodges, one of Waverley's servants, who and conjured him, in a stile in which paternal re had remained with the regiment, and had been
taken at Preston, now made his appearance. He &c. and had long had his eye upon Waverley's had sought out his master, with the purpose of again troop, as open to temptation. Donald even beentering his service. From this fellow they learned, lieved that Waverley himself was at bottom in the that some time after Waverley had gone from the Stuart interest, which seemed confirmed by his long bead-quarters of the regiment, a pedlar, called visit to the Jacobite Baron of Bradwardine. When, Ruthven, Ruffin, or Rivane, known among the sol- therefore, he came to his cave with one of Glendiers by the name of Wily Will, had made frequent naquoich's attendants, the robber, who could never visits to the town of Dundee. He appeared to pos- appreciate his real motive, which was mere cusess plenty of money, sold his commodities very riosity, was so sanguine as to hope that his own eleap, seemed always willing to treat his friends at talents were to be employed in some intrigue of conthe ale-house, and easily ingratiated himself with sequence, under the auspices of this wealthy young many of Waverley's troop, particularly Sergeant Englishman. Nor was he undeceived by WaverHoughton, and one Tims, also a non-commissioned ley's neglecting all hints and openings afforded for officer. To these he unfolded, in Waverley's name, explanation. His conduct passed for prudent rea plan for leaving the regiment and joining him serve, and somewhat piqued Donald Bean, who, in the Highlands, where report said the clans had supposing himself left ont of a secret where confia already taken arms in great numbers. The men, dence promised to be advantageous, determined to who had been educated as Jacobites, so far as they have his share in the drama, whether a regular had any opinion at all, and who knew their land- part were assigned him or not.
For this purpose, lord, Sir Everard, had always been supposed to during Waverley's sleep, he possessed himself of hold such tenets, easily fell into the snare. That his seal, as a token to be used to any of the troopers Waverley was at a distance in the Highlands, was whom he might discover to be possessed of the capreceived as a sufficient excuse for transmitting his tain's confidence. His first journey to Dundee, tho letters through the medium of the pedlar; and the town where the regiment was quartered, undeceived sight of his well-known seal seemed to authenticate him in his original supposition, but opened to himı the negotiations in his name, where writing might a new field of action. He knew there would be no have been dangerous. The cabal, however, began service so well rewarded by the friends of the Cheto take air, from the premature mutinous language valier, as seducing a part of the regular army to his of those concerned. Wily Will justified his appel- standard. For this purpose he opened the machilative; for after suspicion arose, he was seen no nations with which the reader is already acquaintmore. When the Gazette appeared, in which Wa- ed, and which form a clew to all the intricacies and verley was superseded, great part of his troop broke obscurities of the narrative previous to Waverley's out into actual mutiny, but were surrounded and leaving Glennaquoich. disarmed by the rest of the regiment. In conse By Colonel Talbot's advice, Waverley declined quence of the sentence of a court-martial, Houghton detaining in his service the lad whose evidence had and Tims were condemned to be shot, but after thrown additional light on these intrigues. He rewards permitted to cast lots for life. Houghton, presented to him it would be doing the man an inthe survivor, showed much penitence, being con- jury to engage him in a desperate undertaking, and vinced, from the rebukes and explanations of Colo- that, whatever should happen, his evidence would Del Gardiner, that he had really engaged in a very go some length, at least, in explaining the circumheinous crime. It is remarkable, that as soon as stances under which Waverley himself had emthe poor fellow was satisfied of this, be became also barked in it. Waverley therefore wrote a short convinced that the instigator had acted without state of what had happened, to his uncle and his authority from Edward, saying, “ If it was disho- | father, cautioning them, however, in the present nourable and against Old England, the squire could circumstances, not to attempt to answer his letter. know nought about it; he never did, or thought to Talbot then gave the young man a letter to the do, any thing dishonourable,—no more didn't Sir commander of one of the English vessels of war Everard, nor none of them afore him; and in that cruizing in the frith, reqưesting him to put the belief he would live and die that Ruffin had done bearer ashore at Berwick, with a pass to proceed it all of his own head.”
to — shire. He was then furnished with money The strength of conviction with which he ex to make an expeditious journey, and directed to get pressed himself upon this subject, as well as his on board the ship by means of bribing a fishingassurances that the letters intended for Waverley boat, which, as they afterwards learned, he easily had been delivered to Ruthven, made that revo effected. lution in Colonel Gardiner's opinion which he ex Tired of the attendance of Callum Beg, who, he pressed to Talbot.
thought, had some disposition to act as a spy on The reader has long since understood that Donald his notions, Waverley hired as a servant a simple Bean Lean played the part of tempter on this occa Edinburgh swain, who had mounted the white cocson. His motives were shortly these. Of an active kade in a fit of spleen and jealousy, because Jenny and intriguing spirit, he had been long employed Jop had danced a whole night with Corporal Bulas a subaltern agent and spy by those in the confi- lock of the Fusileers. dence of the Chevalier, to an extent beyond what was suspected even by Fergus Mac-Ivor, whom, though obliged to him for protection, he regarded with fear and dislike. To success in this political
CHAPTER LII. department, he naturally looked for raising himself by some bold stroke above his present hazardous
Intrigues of Society and Lore. and precarious trade of rapine. He was particu COLONEL Talbot became more kindly in his delarly employed in learning the strength of the re neapour towards Waverley after the confidence he giments in Scotland, the character of the oficers, had reposed in him; and as they were necessarily
much tog ther, the character of the Colonel rose made a devil out of an angel; and indeed he him. in Waverley's estimation. There seemed at first self jocularly allowed, that he could not have ensomething harsh in his strong expressions of dislike dured Venus herself, if she had been announced and censure, although no one was in the general in a drawing-room by the name of Miss Maccase more open to conviction. The habit of autho- 'Jupiter. rity had also given his manners some peremptory Waverley, it may easily be believed, looked hardness, notwithstanding the polish which they upon these young ladies with very different eyes. had received from his intimate acquaintance with During the period of the siege, he paid them althe higher circles. As a specimen of the military most daily visits, although he observed with regret character, he differed from all whom Waverley had that his suit made as little progress in the afl'ecas yet seen. The soldiership of the Baron of Brad- tions of the former, as the arms of the Chevalier wardine was marked by pedantry; that of Major in subduing the fortress. She maintained with riMelville by a sort of martinet attention to the mi- gour the rule she had laid down of treating him mutiæ and technicalities of discipline, rather suit with indifference, without either affecting to avoid able to one who was to mancuvre a battalion, than him, or to shun intercourse with him. Every word, to him who was to coinmand an army; the military every look, was strictly regulated to accord with spirit of Fergus was so much warped and blended her system, and neither the dejection of Waverley, with his plans and political views, that it was less nor the anger which Fergus scarcely suppressed, that of a soldier than of a petty sovereign. But could extend Flora's attention to Edward beyond Colonel Talbot was in every point the English sold that which the most ordinary politeness demanded. dier. His whole soul was devoted to the service On the other hand, Rose Bradwardine gradually of his king and country, without feeling any pride rose in Waverley's opinion. He had several opin knowing the theory of his art with the Baron, or portunities of remarking, that, as her extreme tiits practical minutiæ with the Major, or in apply- midity wore off, her manners assumed a higher ing his science to his own particular plans of ain character; that the agitating circumstances of the bition, like the Chieftain of Glennaquoich. Added stormy time seemed to call forth a certain dignity to this, he was a man of extended knowledge and of feeling and expression, which he had not forcultivated taste, although strongly tinged, as we merly observed ; and that she omitted no opporhave already observed, with those prejudices which tunity within her reach to extend her knowledge are peculiarly English.
and refine her taste. The character of Colonel Talbot dawned upon Flora Mac-Ivor called Rose her pupil, and was Edward by degrees; for the delay of the High- | attentive to assist her in her studies, and to fashion landers in the fruitless siege of Edinburgh Castle both her taste and understanding. It might have occupied several weeks, during which Waverley been remarked by a very close observer, that in had little to do, excepting to seek such amusement the presence of Waverley she was much more deas society afforded. He would willingly have per- sirous to exhibit her friend's excellences than her suaded his new friend to become acquainted with But I must request of the reader to supsome of his former intimates. But the Colonel, i pose, that this kind and disinterested purpose was after one or two visits, shook his head, and de- concealed by the most cautious delicacy, studiously clined farther experiment. Indeed he went farther, shunning the most distant approach to affectation, and characterised the Baron as the most intoler- So that it was as unlike the usual exhibition of one able formal pedant he had ever had the misfortune pretty woman affecting to proner another, as the to meet with, and the Chief of Glennaquoich as a 'friendship of David and Jonathan might be to the Frenchified Scotchman, possessing all the cunning intimacy of two Bond-street loungers. The fact is, and plausibility of the nation where he was edu that though the effect was felt, the cause could cated, with the proud, vindictive, and turbulent hu- hardly be observed. Each of the ladies, like two mour of that of his birth. “ If the devil,” he said, excellent actresses, were perfect in their parts, and “ had sought out an agent expressly for the pur- performed them to the delight of the audience; and pose of embroiling this miserable country, I do not such being the case, it was almost impossible to disthink he could find a better than such a fellow as cover that the elder constantly ceded to her friend this, whose temper seems equally active, supple, that which was most suitable to her talents. and mischievous, and who is followed, and impli But to Waverley, Rose Bradwardine possessed citly obeyed, by a gang of such cut-throats as those an attraction which few men can resist, from the whom you are pleased to admire so much.” marked interest which she took in every thing that The ladies of the party did not escape his cen affected him. She was too young and too inexpe
He allowed that Flora Mac-Ivor was a fine rienced to estimate the full force of the constant woman, and Rose Bradwardine a pretty girl. But attention which she paid to him. Her father was he alleged that the former destroyed the effect of too abstractedly immersed in learned and military her beauty by an affectation of the grand airs which discussions to observe her partiality, and Flora she had probably seen practised in the mock court Mac-Ivor did not alarm her by remonstrance, beof St Germains. As for Rose Bradwardine, he said cause she saw in this line of conduct the most it was impossible for any mortal to admire such a probable chance of her friend securing at length little uninformed thing, whose small portion of edu- a return of affection. cation was as ill adapted to her sex or youth, as if The truth is, that in her first conversation after she had appeared with one of her father's old cam their meeting, Rose had discovered the state of her paign-coats upon her person for her sole garment. mind to that acute and intelligent friend, although Now much of this was mere spleen and prejudice she was not herself aware of it. From that time, in the excellent Colonel, with whom the white coc Flora was not only determined upon the final rekade on the breast, the white rose in the hair, and jection of Waverley's addresses, but became anthe Mac at the beginning of a name, would have xious that they should, if possible, be trausferred
to her friend. Nor was she less interested in this “ True, my dear,” answered Flora ; “ but not plan, though her brother had from time to time quite so creditably for Waverley as if he had brought talked, as between jest and earnest, of paying his them to their senses by force of reason." suit to Miss Bradwardine. She knew that Fergus “ Would you have him peace-maker general behad the true continental latitude of opinion respect tween all the gunpowder Highlanders in the army? ing the institution of marriage, and would not have I beg your pardon, Flora-your brother, you know, given his hand to an angel, unless for the pur- is out of the question; he has more sense than half pue of strengthening his alliances, and increasing of them. But can you think the fierce, hot, furious his influence and wealth. The Baron's whim, of spirits, of whose brawls we see much and hear transferring his estate to the distant heir-male in- more, and who terrify me out of my life every day stead of his own daughter, was therefore likely to in the world, are at all to be compared to Waverbe an insurmountable obstacle to his entertaining ley?” any serious thoughts of Rose Bradwardine. In “ I do not compare him with those uneducated deed, Fergus's brain was a perpetual work--hop of men, my dear Rose. I only lament, that, with his scheme and intrigue of every possible kind and talents and genius, he does not assume that place description; while, like many a mechanic of more in society for which they eminently fit him, and ingenuity than steadiness, he would often unexpect that he does not lend their full impulse to the noedly, and without any apparent motive, abandon ble cause in which he has enlisted. Are there not one plan, and go earnestly to work upon another, Lochiel, and P-, and M and G-, all which was either fresh from the forge of his imagi- men of the highest education, as well as the first ration, or had at some former period been flung talents ?- why will he not stoop like them to be aside half finished. It was therefore often difficult alive and useful?-I often believe his zeal is froto guess what line of conduct he might finally adopt zen by that proud cold-blooded Englishman, whom upon any given occasion.
he now lives with so much." Although Flora was sincerely attached to her “ Colonel Talbot !-- he is a very disagreeable brother, whose high energies might indeed have person, to be sure. He looks as if he thought no etmmanded her admiration even without the ties Scottish woman worth the trouble of handing her which bound them together, she was by no means
a cup of tea.
But Waverley is so gentle, so well blind to his faults, which she considered as danger- informed”ous to the hopes of any woman who should found “ Yes,” said Flora, smiling, “ he can admire the her ideas of a happy marriage in the peaceful en moon, and quote a stanza from Tasso.” joyment of domestic society, and the exchange of “ Besides, you know how he fought,” added Miss murual and engrossing affection. The real dispo- Bradwardine. sition of Waverley, on the other hand, notwith “ For mere fighting,” answered Flora, “ I bestanding his dreams of tented fields and military | lieve all men (that is, who deserve the name) are bonur, seemed exclusively domestic. He asked pretty much alike; there is generally more courage and received no share in the busy scenes which required to run away. They have besides, when were constantly going on around him, and was ra confronted with each other, a certain instinct for ther annoyed than interested by the discussion of strife, as we see in other male animals, such as contending claims, rights, and interests, which of- dogs, bulls, and so forth. But high and perilous ten passed in his presence. All this pointed him enterprise is not Waverley's forte. He would neout as the person forined to make happy a spirit ver have been his celebrated ancestor Sir Nigel, like that of Rose, which corresponded with his but only Sir Nigel's eulogist and poet. I will tell
you where he will be at home, my dear, and in his She remarked this point in Waverley's charac- place,- in the quiet circle of domestic happiness, irr one day while she sat with Miss Bradwardine. lettered indolence, and elegant enjoyments, of Wa“ His genius and elegant taste," answered Rose, verley-Honour. And he will retit the old library " cannot be interested in such trifling discussions. in the most exquisite Gothic taste, and garnish its What is it to bim, for example, whether the Chief shelves with the rarest and most valuable volumes; of the Macindallaghers, who has brought out only and he will draw plans and landscapes, and write fifty men, should be a colonel or a captain ? and verses, and rear temples, and dig grottoes ; — and how could Mr Waverley be supposed to interest he will stand in a clear summer night in the colonhimself in the violent altercation between your nade before the hall, and gaze on the deer as they brother and young Corrinaschian, whether the post stray in the moonlight, or lie shadowed by the of honour is due to the eldest cadet of a clan or the boughs of the huge old fantastic oaks ;—and he youngest ?”
will repeat verses to his beautiful wife, who will hang “ My dear Rose, if he were the hero you sup- upon his arm ;--and he will be a happy man.” pose him, he would interest himself in these mat “ And she will be a happy woman,” thought poor ters, not indeed as important in themselves, but Rose. But she only sighed, and dropped the con for the purpose of mediating between the ardent versation. spirits who actually do make them the subject of discord. You saw when Corrinaschian raised his voice in great passion, and laid his hand upon his sword, Waverley lifted his head as if he had just
CHAPTER LIII. awaked from a dream, and asked, with great com. poure, what the matter was.'
Fergus a Suitor. “ Well, and did not the laughter they fell into WAVERLEY had, indeed, as he looked closer into at his absence of mind, scrve better to break off i the state of the Chevalier's Court, less reason to be the dispute than any thing he could have said to satisfied with it. It coutained, as they say an acorn them!"
| includes all the ramifications of the future oak, as
many seeds of tracasserie and intrigne, as might Flockhart to Evan, as he descended; " I wish he have done honour to the Court of a large empire. may be weel,- the very veins on liis brent brow formie Every person of consequence had some separate are swelled like whip-cord: wad he no tak soineobject, which he pursued with a fury that Waver. thing?" ley considered as altogether disproportioned to its “ He usually lets blood for these fits,” answered importance. Almost all had their reasous for dis- the Highland Ancient with great composure. content, although the most legitimate was that of When this officer left the room, the Chieftain the worthy old Baron, who was only distressed on gradually reassumed some degree of composure.-account of the common cause.
“ I know, Waverley," he said, " that Colonel Talbot “We shall hardly,” said he one morning to Wa- has persuaded you to curse ten times a day your verley, when they had been viewing the castle, - engagement with us ;-nay, never deny it, for I am “ we shall hardly gain the obsidional crown, which at this moment tempted to curse my own.
Would you wot well was made of the roots or grain which you believe it, I made this very morning two suits takes root within the place besieged, or it may be to the Prince, and he has rejected them both : what of the herb woodbind, paretaria, or pellitory; we do you think of it?" shall not, I say, gain it by this same blockade or • What can I think," answered Waverley, “ üll leaguer of Edinburgh Castle.”. For this opinion, I know what your requests were ?” he gave most learned and satisfactory reasons, that “ Why, what signifies what they were, man? I the reader may not care to hear ted.
tell you it was I that made them,-1, to whom lie Having escaped from the old gentleman, Waver- owes more than to any three who have joined the ley went to Fergus's lodgings by appointment, to standard ; for I negotiated the whole business, and await his return from Holyrood-House. “I am to brought in all the Perthshire men when not one bave a particular audience to-morrow," said Fer- would have stirred. I am not likely, I think, to gus to Waverley, overnight, “and you must meet ask any thing very unreasonable, and if I did, they me to wish me joy of the success which I securely might have stretched a point. - Well, but you shall anticipate.”
know all, now that I can draw my breath again The morrow came, and in the Chief's apartment with some freedom. — You remember my earl's he found Ensign Maccombich waiting to make re patent; it is dated some years back, for services port of his turn of duty in a sort of ditch which then rendered; and certainly my merit has not they had dug across the Castle-hill, and called a been diminished, to say the least, by my subsequent trench. In a short time the Chief's voice was lieard behaviour. Now, sir, I value this bauble of a coon the stair in a tone of impatient fury:—“Callum, ronet as little as you can, or any philosopher on - why, Callum Beg, - Diaoul !” He entered the earth ; for I hold that the chief of such a clau as room with all the marks of a man agitated by a the Sliochd nan Ivor is superior in rank to any earl towering passion ; and there were few upon whose in Scotland. But I had a particular reason for asfeatures rage produced a more violent effect. The suming this cursed title at this time. You must veins of lis forehead swelled when he was in such know, that I learned accidentally that the Prince agitation ; his nostril became dilated; his cheek has been pressing that old foolish Baron of Bradand eye inflamed; and his look that of a demoniac. wardine to disinherit his male heir, or nineteenth These appearances of half-suppressed rage were the or twentieth cousin, who has taken a command in more frightful, because they were obviously caused the Elector of Hanover's militia, and to settle his by a strong effort to temper with discretion an estate upon your pretty little friend Rose ; and this, almost ungovernable paroxysin of passion, and re as being the command of his king and overlord, sulted from an internal conflict of the most dreadful who may alter the destination of a fief at pleasure, kind, which agitated his whole frame of mortality. the old gentleman seems well reconciled to."
As he entered the apartment, he unbuckled his “ And what becomes of the homage?” broadsword, and throwing it down with such vio “ Curse tlie homage !-1 believe Rose is to pull lence that the weapon rolled to the other end of the off the queen's slipper on her coronation-day, or room, “ I know not what,” he exclaimed, “with some such trash. Well, sir, as Rose Bradwardine holds me from taking a solemn oath that I will would always have made a suitable match for me, never more draw it in luis cause. Load my pis- but for this idiotical predilection of her father for tols, Callum, and bring them hither instantly ; the heir-male, it occurred to me there now remained instantly!” Callum, whom nothing ever startled, no obstacle, unless that the Baron might expect dismayed, or disconcerted, obeyed very coolly.- his daughter's husband to take the name of BradEvan Dhu, upon whose brow the suspicion that his wardine (which you know would be impossible in Chief had been insulted, called up a corresponding my case), and that this might be evaded by my storin, swelled in sullen silence, awaiting to learn assuming the title to which I had so good a right, where or upon whom vengeance was to descend." ar:d which, of course, would supersede that difti
" So, Waverley, you are there," said the Chief, culty. If she was to be also Viscountess Bradwarafter a moment's recollection ;_“Yes, I remem dine in her own right, after her father's demise, so ber I asked you to share my triumph, and you have much the better; I could have no objection.” come to witness my-disappointment we shall call “ But, Fergus," said Waverley, “ I had no idea it.” Evan now presented the written report he that you had any affection for Miss Bradwardine, had in his hand, which Fergus threw from him and you are always sneering at her father.” with great passion. “I wish to God,” he said, “ I have as much affection for Miss Bradwardine, " the old den would tumble down upon the heads my good friend, as I think it necessary to have for of the fools who attack, and the knaves who defend the future mistress of my family, and the mother it! I see, Waverley, you think I am mad— leave of my children. She is a very pretty, intelligent as, Evan, but be within call.”
girl, and is certainly of one of the very first Low“ The Colonel's in an unco kiprage,” said Mrs land families; and, with a little of Flora's instruc