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of that boisterous spirit which induces them to shout must argue with her, as I am ignorant of the cugupon all occasions, for the mere exercise of their toms of ti:e Highlands in that particular. But as most sweet voices. The Jacobites had been taught to my title to acquiesce in a rejection from her to believe that the north-western counties abounded without an appeal to your interest, I will tell you with wealthy squires and hardy yeomen, dovoted to plainly, without meaning to undervalue Miss Macthe cause of the White Rose. "But of the wealthier Ivor's admitted beauty and accomplishments, that Tories they saw little. Some fled from their houses, I would not take the hand of an angel, with an eusome feigned themselves sick, some surrendered pire for her dowry, if her cousent were extorted by themselves to the Government as suspected per- the importunity of friends and guardians, and did sons. Of such as remained, the ignorant gazed with not flow from her own free inclination." astonishment, mixed with horror and aversion, at “ An angel, with the dowry of an empire," rethe wild appearance, unknown language, and sin-peated Fergus, in a tone of bitter irony,“ is not gular garb, of the Scottish clans. And to the more very likely to be pressed upon a —
-shire squire. prudent, their scanty numbers, apparent deficiency - But, sir,” changing his tone, “ if Flora Macin discipline, and poverty of equipinent, seemed Ivor have not the dowry of an empire, she is my certain tokens of the calamitous termination of their sister; and that is sufficient at least to secure her rash undertaking. Thus the few who joined them against being treated with anything approaching to were such as bigotry political principle blinded levity.” to consequences, or whose broken fortunes induced “ She is Flora Mac-Ivor, sir,” said Waverley, them to hazard all on a risk so desperate.
with firmness," which to me, were I capable of The Baron of Bradwardine being asked what he treating any woman with levity, would be a more thought of these recruits, took a long pinch of snuff, efiectual protection.” and answered «irily, “ that he could not but lave The brow of the Chieftain was now fully clouded, an excellent opinion of them, since they resembled but Edward felt too indignant at the unreasonable precisely the followers who attached themselves to tone which he had adopted, to avert the storm by the good King David at the cave of Adullam; ci- the least concession. They both stood still while delicet, every one that was in distress, and every this short dialogue passed, and Fergus seemed baif one that was in debt, and every one that was dis- disposed to say something more violent, but, by a contented, which the vulgate renders bitter of soul; strong effort, suppressed his passion, and, turning and doubtless,” he said, “ they will prove mighty liis face forward, walked sullenly on. As they had men of their hands, and there is much need that always hitherto walked together, and almost conthey should, for I have seen many a sour look cast stantly side by side, Waverley pursued his course
silently in the same direction, determined to let the But none of these considerations moved Fergus. Chief take his own time in recovering the goodHe admired the luxuriant beauty of the country, humour which he had so unreasonably discarded, and the situation of many of the seats which they and firm in his resolution not to bate him an inch passed. “ Is Waverley-Honour like that house, of dignity. Edward ?"
After they had marched on in this sullen man“ It is one-half larger.”
ner about a mile, Fergus resurned the discourse in “ Is your uncle's park as fine a one as that ?” a different tone. “ I believe I was warm, my dear
“ It is three times as extensive, and ratier re Edwarı, but you provoke me with your want of sembles a forest than a mere park.”
knowledge of the world. You have taken pet at “ Flora will be a happy woman.'
some of Flora's prudery, or ligh-flying notions of “ I hope Miss Mac-ivor will have much reason loyalty, and now, like a child, you quarrel with the for happiness, unconnected with Waverley-Ho-plaything you have been crying for, and beat me, nour."
your faithful keeper, because my arın cannot reach “ I hope so too; but, to be mistress of such a to Edinburgh to land it to you. I am sure, if I place, will be a pretty addition to the sum total.” was passionate, the mortification of losing the alli
“ An addition, the want of which, I trust, will ance of such a friend, after your arrangement had be amply supplied by some other means.”
been the talk of both Highlands and Lowlands, and “ How,” said Fergus, stopping short, and turn that without so much as knowing why or whereing upon Waverley -“ How am I to understand fore, might well provoke calmer blood than mine. that, Mr Waverley !- Had I the pleasure to hear I shall write to Edinburgh, and put all to rights; you ariglit?”
that is, if you desire I should do so,-as indeed I “ Perfectly right, Fergus."
cannot suppose that your good opinion of Flora, it “ And I am to understand that you no longer being such as you have often expressed to me, can desire my alliance, and my sister's hand ?"
be at once laid aside." “ Your sister has refused mine," said Waverley, “ Colonel Mac-Ivor," said Edward, who had no “ both directly, and by all the usual means by which mind to be hurried farther or faster than he chose, ladies repress undesired attentions."
in a matter which he had already considered as “ I have no idea," answered the Chieftain,“ of broken oft, “ I am fully sensible of the value of a lady dismissing or a gentleman withdrawing his your good offices; and certainly, by your zeal on suit, after it has been approved of by her legal my behalf in such an affair, you do me no small guardian, without giving him an opportunity of honour. But as Miss Mac-lvor has made her electalking the matter over with the lady. You did tion freely and voluntarily, and as all my attentious 10t, I suppose, expect my sister to drop into your in Edinburgh were received with more than coldmouth like a ripe plum, the first moment you chose ness, I cannot, in justice either to her or myself, to open it?”
consent that she should again be harassed upon “ As to the lady's title to dismiss her lover, Co- j this topic. I would have mentioned this to you lonel,” replied Edward, “ it is a point which you some time since ;-- but you saw the footing upon
shieh we stood together, and must have under- The Baron then mentioned the matter to the Prince, stend it. Had I thought otherwise, I would have who, anxious to prevent quarrels in his little arn, y, earlier spoken ; but I had a natural reluctance to declared he would hiinself remonstrate with Colonel enter upon a subject so painful to us both.”
Mac-Ivor on the unreasonableness of his conduct. “ 0, very well, Mr Waverley,” said Fergus, But, in the hurry of their march, it was a day or haughtily, “ the thing is at an end. I have no two before he had an opportunity to exert his inoccasion to press my sister upon any man.” fluence in the manner proposed.
“ Nor have I any occasion to court repeated In the meanwhile, Waverley turned the instrucrejection from the same young lady,” answered tions he had received while in Gardiner’s dragoons Ellward, in the same tone.
to some account, and assisted the Baron in his com“ I shall make due inquiry, however," said the mand as a sort of adjutant.“ Parmi les aveugles (hieftain, without noticing the interruption, “and un borgne est roi,” says the French proverb; and learn what my sister thinks of all this: we will then the cavalry, which consisted chiefly of Lowland gensee whether it is to end here.”
tlemen, their tenants and servants, formed a high Respecting such inquiries, you will of course opinion of Waverley's skill, and a great attachment be guided by your own judgmeut,” said Waverley. to his person. This was indeed partly owing to the " It is, I am aware, impossible Miss Mac-Ivor can satisfaction which they felt at the distinguished change ber mind; and were such an unsupposable English volunteer's leaving the Highlanders to case to happen, it is certain I will not change mine. rank among them ; for there was a latent grudge I only mention this to prevent any possibility of between the horse and foot, not only owing to the future misconstruction."
difference of the services, but because most of the Gladly at this moment would Mac-Ivor have put gentlemen, living near the Highlands, had at one their quarrel to a personal arbitrément;, his eye time or other had quarrels with the tribes in their flashed fire, and he measured Edward as if to choose vicinity, and all of them looked with a jealous eye where he might best plant a mortal wound. But on the Highlanders' avowed pretensions to superior aldhough we do not now quarrel according to the valour, and utility in the Prince’s service. movies and figures of Caranza or Viucent Saviola, Do one knew better than Fergus that there must be some decent pretext for a mortal duel. For instance, you may challenge a man for treading on
CHAPTER LVIII. your corn in a crowd, or for pushing you up to the wall, or for taking your seat in the theatre; but tho
The Confusion of King Agramant's Camp. muleru code of honour will not permit you to found It was Waverley's custom sometimes to ride a a quarrel upon your right of compelling a man to little apart from the main body, to look at any continue addresses to a female relative, which the object of curiosity which occurred on the march. fair lady has already refused. So that Fergus was They were now in Lancashire, when, attracted by compelled to stomach this supposed affront, until a castellated old hall, he left the squadron for half the whirligig of time, whose motion he promised an hour, to take a survey and slight sketch of it. himself he would watch most sedulously, should As he returned down the avenue, he was met by bring about an opportunity of revenge.
Ensign Maccombich. This man had contracted a Waverley's servant always led å saddle-horse sort of regard for Edward since the day of his first for him in the rear of the battalion to which he was seeing him at Tully-Veolan, and introducing him attached, though his master seldom rode. But now, to the Highlands. He seemed to loiter, as if on incensed at the domineering and unreasonable con purpose to meet with our hero. Yet, as he passed duet of his late friend, he fell behind the column, him, he only approached his stirrup, and proand mounted his horse, resolving to seek the Baron nounced the single word, “ Beware!” and then of Bradwardine, and request permission to volunteer walked swiftly on, shunning all further communiin his troop, instead of the Mac-Ivor regiment. cation.
“ A happy time of it I should have hal,” thouglit Edward, somewhat surprised at this hint, followle, aster lie was mounted, “ to have been so closely ed with his eyes the course of Evan, who speedily allied to this superb specimen of pride and self- disappeared among the trees. His servant, Alick opinion and passion. A colonel ! why, he should Polwarth, who was in attendance, also looked after have been a generalissimo. A petty chief of three the Highlander, and then riding up close to his or four hundred men!- his pride might suffice for master, said, the Chain of Tartary — the Grand Seignior — the “ The ne'er be in me, sir, if I think you're safe Great Mogul! I am well free of him. Were Fiora amang thae Highland rinthereouts.” an angel, she would bring with her a second Luci “ What do you mean, Alick?” said Waverley: fer of ambition and wrath for a brother-in-law.” “ The Mac-Ivors, sir, hae gotten it into their
The Baron, whose learning (like Sancho's jests heads, that ye hae affronted their young leddy, while in the Sierra Morena) seemed to grow mouldy Miss Flora ; and I hae heard mae than ane say, for want of exercise, joyfully embraced the op- they wadna tak muckle to mak a black-cock o'ye; pertumty of Waverley's offering his service in his and ye ken weel eneugh there's mony o'them ruinent, to bring it into some exertion. The good wadva mind a bawbee the weising a ball through micred old gentleman, however, laboured to effect the Prince himsell, an the Chief gae them the wink a riconciliation between the two quondam friends. -or whether he did or non--if they thought it a Feryas turned a cold ear to his remonstrances, thing that would please him when it was dune.' thouzh he gave them a respectful hearing; and as Waverley, though confident that Fergus Macfur Waverley, he saw no reason why he should be Ivor was incapable of such treachery, was by 10 the first in curting a renewal of the intimacy means equally sure of the forbearance of his folwhich the Chieftain had so unreasonably disturbed. Inwers. He knew, that where the honour of the
Chief or his family was supposed to be touched, the said Fergus to the rest of the clan; “ I blow out the happiest man would be he that could first avenge brains of the first man who interferes between Mr the stigma ; and he had often heard them quote a Waverley and me.” They stood motionless; Evan proverb, “ That the best revenge was the most Dhu alone showed symptoms of vexation and anx. speedy and most safe.” Coupling this with the hint iety. Callum lay on the ground bleeding copiously, of Evan, he judged it most prudent to set spurs to but no one ventured to give bim any assistance. It his horse, and ride briskly back to the squadron. seemed as if he had gotten his death-blow. Ere he reached the end of the long avenue, how “And now for you, Mr Waverley; please to turn ever, a ball whistled past him, and the report of a your horse twenty yards with me upon the compistol was heard.
mon.” Waverley complied; and Fergus, confront“ It was that deevil's buckie, Callum Beg,” said ing him when they were a little way from tlie line Alick; “I saw him whisk away through amang the of march, said, with great affected coolness, " I reises."
could not but wonder, sir, at the fickleness of taste Edward, justly incensed at this act of treachery, which you were pleased to express the other day. galloped out of the avenue, and observed the bat- But it was not an angel, as you justly observed, who talion of Mac-Ivor at some distance moving along had charms for you, unless she brought an empire the common, in which it terminated. He also saw for her fortune. I have now an excellent coman individual running very fast to join the party; mentary upon that ubscure text.” this he concluded was the intended assassin, who, “ I am at a loss even to guess at your meaning, by leaping an enclosure, might easily make a much Colonel Mac-lvor, unless it seems plain that you shorter path to the main body than lie could find intend to fasten a quarrel upon me. on horseback. Unable to contain himself, he com “ Your affected ignorance shall not serve you, sir. manded Alick to go to the Baron of Bradwardine, The Prince, -- the Prince himself, has acquainted who was at the head of his regiment about half a me with your maneuvres. I little thought that mile in front, and acquaint him with what had hap- your engagements with Miss Bradwardine were the pened. He himself immediately rode up to Fergus's reason of your breaking off your intended match regiment. The Chief himself was in the act of with any sister. I suppose the information that the joining them. He was on horseback, having re Baron had altered the destination of his estate, was turned from waiting on the Prince. On perceiving quite a sufficient reason for sligliting your friend's Edward approaching, he put his horse in motion sister, and carrying off your friend's mistress.” towards him.
“ Did the Prince tell you I was engaged to Miss “Colonel Mac-Ivor,” said Waverley, without any Bradwardine?" said Waverley. “ Impossible.” farther salutation, “ I have to inform you that one “ He did, sir," answered Mac-lvor; of your people has this instant fired at me from a draw and defend yourself, or resign your pretensions lurking place.”
to the lady." “As that,” answered Mac-Ivor, “excepting the “ This is absolute madness," exclained Warer. circumstance of a lurking place, is a pleasure which ley," or some strange mistake!" I presently propose to myself, I should be glad to “O! no evasion! draw your sword!" said the inknow which of my clansmen dared to anticipate furiated Chieftain,- his own already unsheathed.
“ Must I fight in a madman's quarrel?”. “I shall certainly be at your command whenever “ Then give up now, and for ever, all pretensions you please ; — the gentleman who took your office to Miss Bradwardine's hand." upon himself is your page there, Callum Beg." “ What title have you,” cried Waverley, utterly
“ Stand forth from the ranks, Callum! Lid you losing command of himself, -.“ What title have fire at Mr Waverley?”.
you, or any man living, to dictate such terms to “ No," answered the unblushing Callum. me?” And he also drew his sword.
“ You did,” said Alick Polwarth, who was already At this moment, the Baron of Bradwardine, fol. returned, having met a trooper by whom he dis- | lowed by several of his troop, came up on the spur, patehed an account of what was going forward to some from curiosity, others to take part in the quarthe Baron of Bradwardine, while he himself re-rel, which they inxlistinctly understood had broken turned to his master at full gallop, neither sparing out between the Mac-Ivors and their corps. The the rowels of his spurs, nor the sides of his horse. clan, seeing thein approach, put themselves in mo“ You did ; I saw you as plainly as I ever saw the tion to support their Chieftain, and a scene of conauld kirk at Coudingham.
fusion commenced, which seemed likely to terminate “ You lie," replied Callum, with his usual im- in bloodshed. A hundred tongues were in motion penetrable obstinacy. The combat between the at once. The Baron lectured, the Chieftain stormed, knights would certainly, as in the days of chival- the liighlanders screamed in Gaelic, the horsemen ry, have been preceded by an encounter between cursed and swore in Lowland Scotch. At length the squires (for Alick was a stout-hearted Merse- matters came to such a pass, that the Baron threatman, and feared the bow of Cupid far more than a ened to charge the Mac-Ivors unless they resumed Highlander's dirk or claymore), but Fergus, with their ranks, and many of them, in return, presented his usual tone of decision, demanded Callum's pistol. their fire-arms at him and the other troopers. Thie The cock was down, the pan and muzzle were black confusion was privately fostered by old Ballenkeiwith the smoke; it had been that instant fired. roch, who made no doubt that his own day of ven
“ Take that,” said Fergus, striking the boy upon geance was arrived, when, behold! a cry arose of the liead with the heavy pistol-but with his whole “ Room! make way!- place à Monseigneur! place force,-“ take that for acting without orders, and à Monscigneur!” This announced the approach lying to disguise it." Callum received the blow of the Prince, who came up with a party of Fitzwithout appearing to flinch from it, and fell with- James's foreign dragoons that acted as his body out sign of life. “ Stand still, upon your lives !" guard. His arrival produced some degree of order.
The Highlanders re-assumed their ranks, the ca de little gross fat gentilman is moche hurt. Ah, valry fell in and formed squadron, and the Baron mon Dieu ! c'est le Commissaire qui nous a apporté and Chieftain were silent.
les prémières nouvelles de cet maudit fracas. Je The Prince called them and Waverley before suis trop faché, Monsieur !" him. Having heard the original cause of the quar But poor Macwheeble, who, with a sword stuck rel through the villany of Callum Beg, he ordered across him, and a white cockade as large as a panhim into custody of the provost-marshal for imme- cake, now figured in the character of a commissary, diate execution, in the event of his surviving the being overturned in the bustle occasioned by the chastisement inflicted by his Chieftain. Fergus, troopers hastening to get themselves in order in the however, in a tone betwixt claiming a right and Prince's presence, before he could rally his galloasking a favour, requested he might be left to his way, slunk to the rear amid the unrestrained laughdisposal, and promised his punishment should be ter of the spectators. exemplary. To deny this, might have seemed to “ Eh bien, Messieurs, wheel to de right- Ah! encroach on the patriarchal authority of the Chief- dat is it !- Eh, Monsieur de Bradwardine, ayez la tains, of which they were very jealous, and they bonté de vous mettre à la tête de votre régiment, were not persons to be disobliged. Callum was there car, par Dieu, je n'en puis plus!” fore left to the justice of his own tribe.
The Baron of Bradwardine was obliged to go to The Prince next demanded to know the new cause the assistance of Monsieur de Beaujeu, after he had of quarrel between Colonel Mac-Ivor and Waver- fairly expended his few English military phrases. ley. There was a pause. Both gentlemen found the One purpose of the Chevalier was thus answered. presence of the Baron of Bradwardine (for by this The other he proposed was, that in the eagerness time all three bad approached the Chevalier by his to hear and comprehend commands issued through command) an insurmountable barrier against enter- such an indistinct medium in his own presence, the ing upon a subject where the name of his daughter thoughts of the soldiers in both corps might get a must unavoidably be mentioned. They turned their current different from the angry channel in which eyes on the ground, with looks in which shame and they were flowing at the time. einbarrassment were mingled with displeasure. The Charles Edward was no sooner left with the Prince, who had been educated amongst the discon- Chieftain and Waverley, the rest of his attendants tented and mutinous spirits of the court of St Ger-being at some distance, than he said, " If I owed mains, where feuds of every kind were the daily less to your disinterested friendship, I could be subject of solicitude to the dethroned sovereign, had most seriously angry with both of you for this very served his apprenticeship, as old Frederick of Prus- extraordinary and causeless broil, at a moment sia would have said, to the trade of royalty. To when my father's service so decidedly demands the promote or restore concord among his followers was most perfect unanimity. But the worst of my situindispensable. Accordingly he took his measures. ation is, that my very best friends hold they have “ Monsieur de Beaujeu !”
liberty to ruin themselves, as well as the cause they “Monseigneur !” said a very handsome French are engaged in, upon the slightest caprice.” cavalry officer, who was in attendance.
Both the young men protested their resolution “ Ayez la bonté d'alligner ces montagnards là, to submit every difference to his arbitration. “ Inainsi que la cavalerie, s'il vous plait, et de les re- deed,” said Edward, “I hardly know of what I am mettre à la marche. Vous parlez si bien l'Anglois, accused. I sought Colonel Mac-Ivor merely to cela ne vous donneroit pas beaucoup de peine." mention to liim that I had narrowly escaped assas
“ Ah ! pas de tout, Monseigneur," replied Mons. sination at the hand of his immediate dependentle Compte de Beaujeu, his head bending down to a dastardly revenge, which I knew him to be incathe neck of his little prancing highly-managed char- pable of authorising. As to the cause for which he ger. Accordingly he piaffed away, in high spirits is disposed to fasten a quarrel upon me, I am ignoand confidence, to the head of Fergus's regiment, rant of it, unless it be that he accuses me, most although understanding not a word of Gaelic, and unjustly, of having engaged the affections of a young very little English.
lady in prejudice of his pretensions." * Messieurs les sauvages Ecossois dat is “ If there is an error,” said the Chieftain, “ it gentilmans savages, have the goodness d'arranger arises from a conversation which I held this morn. vous.”
ing with his Royal Highness himself.” The clan, comprehending the order more from “ With me?" said the Chevalier; “how can Cothe gesture than the words, and seeing the Prince lonel Mac-Ivor have so far misunderstood me?" bimself present, hastened to dress their ranks. He then led Fergus aside, and, after five minutes'
“ Ah! ver well! dat is fort bien!" said the Count earnest conversation, spurred his horse towards de Beaujeu. “Gentilmans sauvages -- mais très Edward. “Is it possible—nay, ride up, Colonel, bien - Eh bien !-Qu'est ce que vous appellez vi- for 1 desire no secrets - Is it possible, Mr Wasage, Monsieur?” (to a lounging trooper who stood verley, that I am mistaken in supposing that you by him.)“ Ah, oui ! face-Je vous remercie, Mon- are an accepted lover of Miss Bradwardine!-- a ričur.--Gentilshommes, have de goodness to make fact of which I was by circumstances, though not de face to de right par file, dat is, by files. - Marsh! by communication from you, so absolutely con- Mais, très bien-encore, Messieurs; il faut vous vinced, that I alleged it to Vich Ian Vohr this mettre à la marche .... Marchez donc, au nom de morning as a reason why, witliout offence to him, Dieu, parceque j'ai oublié le mot Anglois-mais you might not continue to be ambitious of an allivous étes des braves gens, et me comprenez très ance, which to an unengaged person, even though bien."
once repulsed, holds out too many charins to be The Count next hastened to put the cavalry in lightly laid aside.” motion. “ Gentilmans cavalry, you must fall in “ Your Royal Higluness," said Waverley, “ must Ah! par ma foi, I did not say fall off! I am a fear have founded on circumstances altogether unknown
to me, when you did me the distinguished honour cember, the Highlanders relinqnished their des. of supposing me an accepted lover of Miss Brad- perate attempt to penetrate farther into England, wardine. I feel the distinction implied in the sup- and, greatly to the dissatisfaction of their young position, but I have no title to it. For the rest, and daring leader, positively determined to return my confidence in my own merit is too justly slight northward. They commenced their retreat accordto admit of my hoping for success in any quarter | ingly, and by the extreme celerity of their moveafter positive rejection.”
ments, outstripped the motions of the Duke of CumThe Chevalier was silent for a moment, looking berland, who now pursued them with a very large steadily at them botlı, and then said, “ Upon my body of cavalry. word, Mr Waverley, you are a less happy man than This retreat was a virtual resignation of their I conceived I had very good reason to believe you. towering hopes. None had been so sanguine as Fer
But now, gentlemen, allow me to be umpire in gus Mac-Ivor; none, consequently, was so cruelly this matter, not as Prince Regent, but as Charles mortified at the change of measures. He argued, Stuart, a brother adventurer with you in the same or rather remonstrated, with the utmost vehemence gallant cause. Lay my pretensions to be obeyed at the council of war; and, when his opinion was by you entirely out of view, and consider your own rejected, shed tears of grief and indignation. From honour, and how far it is well, or becoming, to give that moment his whole manner was so much al. our enemies the advantage, and our friends the tered, that he could scarcely have been recognised scanrial, of showing that, few as we are, we are not for the same soaring and ardent spirit, for whom the united. And forgive me if I add, that the names whole earth seemed too narrow but a week before. of the ladies who have been mentioned, crave more | The retreat had continued for several days, when respect from us all than to be made themes of dis- | Edward, to his surprise, early on the 12th of Decord.”
cember, received a visit from the Chieftain in his He took Fergus a little apart, and spoke to him quarters, in a hamlet about half way between Shap very earnestly for two or three minutes, and then and Penrith. returning to Waverley, said _“I believe I have Having had no intercourse with the Chieftain satisfied Colonel Mac-Ivor that his resentment was since their rupture, Edward waited with some founded upon a misconception, to which, indeed, I anxiety an explanation of this unexpected visit ; myself gave rise ; and I trust Mr. Waverley is too nor could he help being surprised, and somewhat generous to harbour any recollection of what is past, shocked, with the change in his appearance. His when I assure him that such is the case. - You eye had lost much of its fire; his cheek was hollow, must state this matter properly to your clan, Vich his voice was languid; even his gait seemed less Jan Vohr, to prevent a recurrence of their preci- firm and elastic than it was wont; and his dress, to pitate violence.” Fergus bowed. “And now, gen- which he used to be particularly attentive, was now tlemen, let me have the pleasure to see you shake carelessly flung about him. He invited Edward to hands."
walk out with him by the little river in the vicinity; They advanced coldly, and with measured steps, and smiled in a melancholy manner when he obeach apparently reluctant to appear most forward served him take down and buckle on his sword. in concession. They did, however, shake hands, As soon as they were in a wild sequestered path and parted, taking a respectful leave of the Che- by the side of the stream, the Chief broke out, valier.
“Our fine adventure is now totally ruined, WaverCharles Edward' then rode to the head of the ley, and I wish to know what you intend to do:Mac-Ivors, threw himself from his horse, begged nay, never stare at me, man. "I tell you I received a drink out of old Ballenkeiroch's cantine, and a packet from my sister yesterday, and, had I got marched about half a mile along with them, in- the information it contains sooner, it would have quiring into the history and connexions of Sliochd prevented a quarrel, which I am always vexed when nan lvor, adroitly using the few words of Gaelic he i think of. In a letter written after our dispute, possessed, and affecting a great desire to learn it I acquainted her with the cause of it; and she now more thoroughly. He then mounted his horse once replies to me, that she never had, nor could have, more, and galloped to the Baron's cavalry, which any purpose of giving you encouragement; so that was in front; halted them, and examined their it seems I have acted like a madman.-- Poor Flora ! accoutrements and state of discipline; took notice she writes in high spirits ;-what a change will the of the principal gentlemen, and even of the cadets; news of this unhappy retreat make in her state of inquired after their ladies, and commended their mind!” horses ;-rode about an hour with the Baron of
Waverley, who was really much affected by the Bradwardine, and endured three long stories about deep tone of melancholy with which Fergus spoke, Field-Marshal the Duke of Berwick.
affectionately entreated him to banish from his re“ Ah, Beaujeu, mon cher ami,” said he as he membrance any unkindness which had arisen bereturned to his usual place in the line of inarch, tween them, and they once more shook hands, but
que mon métier de prince errant est ennuyant, now with sincere cordiality. Fergus again inquired par fois. Mais, courage ! c'est le grand jeu, après of Waverley what he intended to do.“ Had you
not better leave this luckless army, and get down before us into Scotland, and embark for the Conti
nent from some of the eastern ports that are still CHAPTER LIX.
in our possession? When you are out of the king. A Skirmish.
dom, your friends will easily negotiate your pardon;
and, to tell you the truth, I wish you would carry The reader need hardly be reminded, that, after Rose Bradwardine with you as your wife, and take a council of war held at Derby on the 5th of De- Flora also under your joint protection.” — Edward 1 See Note 2 L,- Prince Charles Edward,
looked surprised —“She loves you, and I believe