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which naturally was rather handsome, but some nour would have exceeding plcasure in seeing him. thing that resembled a compound of both, where would not Mr Waverley choose some refreshment the simplicity of the fool was mixed with the ex- after his journey?. His honour was with the folk travagance of a crazed imagination. He sung with who were getting doon the dark hag; the twa gargreat carnestness, and not without some taste, a dener lads (an emphasis on the word tua) had fragment of an old Scottish dittty :
been ordered to attend him; and he had been just 1 False love, and hast thou play'd me this
amusing himself in the mean time with dressing
Miss Rose's flower-bed, that he might be near to
receive his honour's orders, if need were: he was
very fond of a garden, but had little time for such
divertisements.” As you with other maidens rove,
“ He canna get it wrought in abune twa days in I'll smile on other men.
the week at no rate whatever,” said Edward's fan-
respects. I would hardly trust him with a long
message by word of mouth — though he is more
knave than fool.”
Waverley delivered his credentials to Mr Gel-
latley, who seemed to confirm the butler's last ob-
servation, by twisting his features at him, when lie Be silent and sure.
was looking another way, into the resemblance of This conveyed no information, and Edward, the grotesque face on the bole of a German tobaccorepeating his queries, received a rapid answer, in pipe; after which, with an odd congé to Waverley, which, from the haste and peculiarity of the dialect, he danced off to discharge his errand. the word " butler" was alone intelligible. Waver “ He is an innocent, sir," said the butler; “ there Jey then requested to see the butier; upon which is one such in almost every town in the country, the fellow, with a knowing look and nod of intel- but ours is brought far ben. He used to work a ligence, made a signal to Edward to follow, and day's turn weel eneugh; but he help'd Miss Rose began to dance and caper down the alley up which when she was flemit with the Laird of Killancureit's he had made his approaches. — A strange guide new English bull, and since that time we ca' him this, thought Edward, and not much unlike one of Davie Do-little ; indeed we might ca' him Davie Shakspeare's roynish clowns. I am not over pru- Do-naething, for since he got that gay clothing, to dent to trust to his pilotage; but wiser men have please his honour and my young mistress (great been led by fools. By this time he reached the folks will have their fancies), he has done naething bottom of the alley, where, turning short on a lit-but dance up and down about the toun, without tle parterre of flowers, shrouded from the east and doing a single turn, unless trimming the laird's fishnorth by a close yew ledge, lie found an old man at ing-wand or busking lis flies, or maybe catching a work without his coat, whose appearance hovered dish of trouts at an orra-time. But here comes Niss between that of an upper servant and gardener; his Rose, who, I take burden upon me for hier, will le red nose and ruffled shirt belonging to the former especial glad to see one of the house of Waverley profession; his hale and sun-burnt visage, with his at her father's mansion at Tully-Veolan.” green apron, appearing to indicate
But Rose Bradwardine deserves better of her Old Adam's likeness, set to dress this garden.
unworthy historian, than to be introduced at the
end of a chapter. The major domo— for such he was, and indispu In the meanwhile it may be noticed, that Watally the second officer of state in the barony (nay, verley learned two things from this colloquy; that as chief minister of the interior, superior even to in Scotland a single house was called a town, and a Bailie Macwheeble, in his own department of the natural fool an innocent.2 kitchen and cellar), - the major domo laid down his spade, slipped on his coat in haste, and with a wrathiful look at Edward's guide, probably excited by his having introduced a stranger while he was
CHAPTER X. engaged in this laborious, and, as he might suppose
Rose Bradrardine and her Father. it, degrading office, requested to know the gentleman's commands. Being informed that he wished Miss BRADWARDINE was but seventeen; yet, at to pay his respects to his master, that his name was the last races of the county town of
upon Waverley, and so forth, the old man's countenance her health being proposed among a round of beauassumed a great deal of respectful importance. “He ties, the Laird of Bumperquaigh, permanent toastcould take it upon his conscience to say, his ho master and croupier of the Bautherwhillery Club, 1 This is a genuine ancient fragment, with some altera
* See Note II, - Family Fools. tion in the two last lines.
mot only said More to the pledge in a pint bumper conversing almost entirely with those of his own of Bourdeaux, but, ere pouring forth the libation, principles in the vicinage. The pedantry of the denominated the divinity to whom it was dedicated, lawyer, superinduced upon the military pride of the “the Rose of Tully-Veolan;" upon which festive soldier, might remind a modern of the days of the occasion, three cheers were given by all the sitting zealous volunteer service, when the bar-gown of our members of that respectable society, whose throats pleaders was often flung over a blazing uniform. the wine had left capable of such exertion. Nay, To this must be added the prejudices of ancient birth I am well assured, that the sleeping partners of and Jacobite politics, greatly strengthened by habits the company snorted applause, and that although of solitary and secluded authority, which, though strong bumpers and weak brains had consigned two exercised only within the bounds of his half-cultior three to the floor, yet even these, fallen as they vated estate, was there indisputable and undisputed. were from their high estate, and weltering - 1 For, as he used to observe, “ the lands of Bradwarwill carry the parody no farther -- uttered divers dine, Tully-Veolan, and others, had been erected inarticulate sounds, intimating their assent to the into a free barony by a charter from David the motion.
First, cum liberali potest. habendi curias et justicias, Such unanimous applause could not be extorted cum fossa et furca (LIE pit and gallows) et saka et bat by acknowledged merit; and Rose Bradwar- soka, et thol et theam, et infang-thief et out fang-thief, dine not only deserved it, but also the approbation site hand-habend. sive bak-barand." The peculiar of much more rational persons than the Bauther- meaning of all these cabalistical words few or none whillery Club could have mustered, even before could explain ; but they implied, upon the whole, discussion of the first magnum.' She was indeed a that the Baron of Bradwardine might, in case of very pretty girl of the Scotch cast of beauty, that delinquency, imprison, try, and execute his vassals is, with a profusion of hair of paley gold, and a skin at his pleasure. Like James the First, however, like the snow of her own mountains in whiteness. the present possessor of this authority was more Yet she had not a pallid or pensive cast of coun- pleased in talking about prerogative than in exertenance; her features, as well as her temper, had a cising it; and, excepting that he imprisoned two lively expression; her complexion, though not florid, poachers in the dungeon of the old tower of Tullywas so pure as to seem transparent, and the slight- Veolan, where they were sorely frightened by ghosts, est emotion sent her whole blood at once to her face and almost eaten by rats, and that he set an old and neck. Her form, though under the common woman in the jongs (or Scottish pillory) for saying size, was remarkably elegant, and her motions light, “there were mair fules in the laird's ha' house than easy, and unembarrassed. She came from another Davie Gellatley," I do not learn that he was accused part of the garden to receive Captain Waverley, of abusing his high powers. Still, however, the with a manner that hovered between bashfulness conscious pride of possessing them gave additional and courtesy.
importance to his language and deportment. The first greetings past, Edward learned from At his first address to Waverley, it would seem her that the dark hag, which had somewhat puzzled that the hearty pleasure he felt to behold the nehim in the butler's account of his master's avoca- phew of his friend had somewhat discomposed the tions, had nothing to do either with a black cat or stiff and upright dignity of the Baron of Bradwara broomstick, but was simply a portion of oak copse dine's demeanour, for the tears stood in the old which was to be felled that day. She offered, with gentleman's eyes, when, having first shaken Eddi fident civility, to show the stranger the way to ward heartily by the hand in the English fashion, the spot, which, it seems, was not far distant; but he embraced him à-la-mode Françoise, and kissed they were prevented by the appearance of the Baron him on both sides of his face; while the hardness of Bradwardine in person, who, summoned by David of his gripe, and the quantity of Scotch snuff which Gellatley, now appeared, “ on hospitable thoughts his accolade communicated, called corresponding intent," clearing the ground at a prodigious rate drops of moisture to the eyes of his guest. with swift and long strides, which reminded Wa “Upon the honour of a gentleman," he said, verley of the seven-league boots of the nursery fable. “ but it makes me young again to see you here, He was a tall, thin, athletic figure, old indeed, and Mr Waverley! A worthy scion of the old stock grey-haired, but with every muscle rendered as of Waverley-Honour-spes altera, as Maro hath tough as whip-cord by constant exercise. He was it- and you have the look of the old line, Captain dressed carelessly, and more like a Frenchman than Waverley; not so portly yet as my old friend Sir an Englishman of the period, while, from his hard Everard— mais cela viendra arec le tems, as my features and perpendicular rigidity of stature, he Dutch acquaintance, Baron Kikkitbroeck, said of bore some resemblance to a Swiss officer of the the sagesse of Madame son epouse. And so ye have guards who had resided some time at Paris, and mounted the cockade? Right, right; though I could caught the costume, but not the ease or manner of have wished the colour different, and so I would ha' its inhabitants. The truth was, that his language deemed might Sir Everard. But no more of that; and habits were as heterogeneous as his external I am old, and times are changed. -- And how does appearance.
the worthy knight baronet, and the fair Mrs Rachel? Owing to his natural disposition to study, or per- - Ah, ye laugh, young man! In troth she was the haps to a very general Scottish fashion of giving fair Mrs Rachel in the year of grace seventeen young men of rank a legal education, he had been hundred and sixteen; but time passes— et singula bred with a view to the Bar. But the politics of his prædantur anni—that is most certain. But once family precluding the hope of his rising in that pro- again ye are most heartily welcome to my poot fession, Mr Bradwardine travelled with high repu- house of Tully-Veolan!--- Hie to the house, Rose, tation for several years, and made some campaigns and see that Alexander Saunderson looks out the old in foreign service. After his démêlée with the law Chateau Margoux, which I sent from Bourdeaux to of high treason in 1715, he had lived in retirement, Dundee in the year 1713.”
Rose tripped off demurely enouglı till she turned Tipperhewit, whose family was so reduced by the the first corner, and then ran with the speed of a ensuing lawsuit, that his representative is now servfairy, that she might gain leisure, after discharging ing as a private gentleman-sentinel in the Highland her father's commission, to put her own dress in Black Watch. But this gentleman, Mr Bullsegg of order, and produce all her little finery, an occupa- Killancureit that now is, has good blood in his veins tion for which the approaching dinner-hour left but by the mother and grandmother, who were both of limited time.
the family of Pickletillim, and he is well liked and “ We cannot rival the luxuries of your English looked upon, and knows his own place. And God table, Captain Waverley, or give you the epulæ forbid, Captain Waverley, that we of irreproachable lautiores of Waverley-Honour - I say epulæ rather lineage should exult over him, when it may be, that than prandium, because the latter phrase is popu- in the eighth, ninth, or tenth generation, his prolar; Epulæ ad senatum, prandium rero ad populum geny may rank, in a manner, with the old gentry of attinet, says Suetonius Tranquillus. But I trust ye the country. Rank and ancestry, sir, should be the will applaud my Bourdeaux ; c'est des deux oreilles, last words in the mouths of us of unblemished race as Captain Vinsauf used to say, Vinum primæ rix ea nostra roco, as Naso, saith.— There is, notæ, the Principal of St Andrews denominated it. besides, a clergyman of the true (though suffering) And, once more, Captain Waverley, right glad am Episcopal church of Scotland. He was a confessor I that ye are here to drink the best my cellar can in her cause after the year 1715, when a Whiggish make forthcoming."
mob destroyed his meeting-house, tore his surplice, This speech, with the necessary interjectional and plundered his dwelling-house of four silver answers, continued from the lower alley where they spoons, intromitting also with his mart and his mealmet, up to the door of the house, where four or ark, and with two barrels, one of single, and one five servants in old-fashioned liveries, headed by of double ale, besides three bottles of brandy. My Alexander Saunderson, the butler, who now bore Baron-Bailie and doer, Mr Duncan Macwheeble, is no token of the sable stains of the garden, received the fourth on our list. There is a question, owing them in grand costume,
to the incertitude of ancient orthography, whethier In an old hall hung round with pikes and with bows,
he belongs to the clan of Wheedle or of Quibble, but With old bucklers and corslets that had borne many both liave produced persons eminent in the law.”
As such he described them by person and name. With much ceremony, and still more real kindness, They enter'd, and dinner was served as they came. the Baron, without stopping in any intermediate apartment, conducted his guest through several into the great dining parlour, wainscotted with black
CIIAPTER XI. oak, and hung round with the pictures of his an
The Banquet. cestry, where a table was set forth in form for six persons, and an old-fashioned beaufet displayed all The entertainment was ample, and handsome, the ancient and massive plate of the Bradwardine according to the Scotch ideas of the period, and the family. A bell was now heard at the head of the guests did great honour to it. The Baron ate like avenue; for an old man, who acted as porter upon a famished soldier, the Laird of Balmawhapple like gala days, had caught the alarm given by Waver- a sportsman, Bullsegg of Killancureit like a farmer, ley's arrival, and, repairing to his post, announced Waverley himself like a travelier, and Bailie Macthe arrival of other guests.
wheeble like all four together; though, either out
-one Bullsegg, who came hither as a steward, or those being at all times his inferiors (for Mr Mac-
Who, undeprived, their benefice forsook.
See Note I, - Episcopal Chryf Scotland.
For this whim, when the Baron was out of hear- lity. And though I give not in to such anilia, it ing, the Bailie used sometimes gently to rally Mr is certain it has always been esteemed a solemu Rubrick, upbraiding him with the nicety of his standard cup and heir-loom of our house; nor is it scruples. Indeed it must be owned, that he himself, ever used but upon seasons of high festival, and though at heart a keen partisan of the exiled fa- such I hold to be the arrival of the heir of Sir mily, had kept pretty fair with all the different Everard under my roof; and I devote this draught turns of state in his time; so that Davie Gellatley to the health and prosperity of the ancient and cice described him as a particularly good man, higlıly-to-be-honoured house of Waverley." who had a very quiet and peaceful conscience, that During this long harangue, lie carefully decanted nerer did him any harm.
a cobwebbed bottle of claret into the goblet, which When the dinner was removed, the Baron an held nearly an English pint; and, at the conclunounced the lealth of the King, politely leaving to sion, delivering the bottle to the butler, to be held the consciences of his guests to drink to the sove carefully in the same angle with the horizon, le reign de facto or de jure, as their politics inclined. devoutly quaffed off the contents of the Blessed The conversation now became general; and, short- Bear of Bradwardine. ly afterwards, Miss Bradwardine, who had done the Edward, with horror and alarm, beheld the ani. honours with natural grace and simplicity, retired, mal making his rounds, and thought with great and was soon followed by the clergyman. Among anxiety upon the appropriate motto, “ Beware the the rest of the party, the wine, which fully justified Bear;" but at the same time plainly foresaw, that the encomiums of the landlord, flowed freely round, as none of the guests scrupled to do him this exalthough Waverley, with some difficulty, obtained traordinary honour, a refusal on his part to pledge tire privilege of sonetimes neglecting the glass. At their courtesy would be extremely ill received. leagih, as the evening grew more late, the Baron Resolving, therefore, to submit to this last piece made a private signal to Mr Saunders Saunderson, of tyranny, and then to quit the table, if possible, cr, as he facetiously denominated him, Alexander ab and confiding in the strength of his constitution, he Alexandro, who left the room with a nod, and soon did justice to the company in the contents of the after returned, his grave countenance martling Blessed Bear, and felt less inconvenience from with a solemn and mysterious smile, and placed the draught than he could possibly have expected. before his master a small oaken casket, mounted The others, whose time liad been more actively with brass ornaments of curious form. The Baron, employed, began to show symptoms of innovation, drawing out a private key, unlocked the casket, -“the good wine did its good office." The frost raised the lid, and produced a golden goblet of a of etiquette, and pride of birth, began to give way singular and antique appearance, moulded into the before the genial blessings of this benign constel. shape of a rampant bear, which the owner regarded lation, and the formal appellatives with which the with a look of mingled reverence, pride, and de- three dignitaries had hitherto addressed each other, light, that irresistibly reminded Waverley of Ben were now familiarly abbreviated into Tully, Bally, Junson's Tom Otter, with his Bull, Horse, and Dog, and Killie. When a few rounds had passed, tlie as that wag wittily denominated his chief carousing two latter, after whispering together, craved percape. But Mr Bradwardine, turning towards liimmission (a joyful hearing for Edward) to ask the with complacency, requested him to observe this grace-cup. This, after some delay, was at length curious relic of the olden time.
produced, and Waverley concluded that the orgies " It represents,” he said, “ the chosen crest of of Bacchus were terminated for the evening. He our family, a bear, as ye observe, and rampant; was never more mistaken in his life. because a good herald will depict every animal in As the guests had left their horses at the small its noblest posture; as a horse salient, a greyhound inn, or change-house, as it was called, of the village, currant, and, as may be inferred, a ravenous animal the Baron could not, in politeness, avoid walking ia actu ferociori, or in a voracious, lacerating, and with them up the avenue, and Waverley, from the devouring posture. Now, sir, we hold this most same motive, and to enjoy, after this feverish rebonourable achievement by the wappen-brief, or vel, the cool summer evening, attended the party. concession of arms, of Frederick Red-beard, Em- But when they arrived at Luckie Macleary's, the j* ror of Germany, to my predecessor, Godmund Lairds of Balmawhapple and Killancureit declared Bradwardine, it being the crest of a gigantic Dane, their determination to acknowledge their sense whom he slew in the lists in the Holy Land, on a of the hospitality of Tully-Veolan, by partaking, Guarrel touching the chastity of the emperor's with their entertainer and his guest Captain Waverspuuse or daughter, tradition saith not precisely ley, what they technically called deoch an doruis, stuch, and thus, as Virgilius hath it -
a stirrup-cup, to the honour of the Baron's roofMutemus clypeos, Danaumque insignia nobis
It must be noticed, that the Bailie, knowing by Then for the cup, Captain Waverley, it was wrought experience that the day's joviality, which had been by the command of St Duthac, Abbot of Aber- hitherto sustained at the expense of his patron Lrothock, for behoof of another baron of the house might terminate partly at his own, had mounted of Bradwardine, who had valiantly defended the his spavined grey pony, and, between gaiety of Jatrimony of that monastery against certain en heart, and alarm for being hooked into a recerwaching nobles. It is properly termed the Blessed koning, spurred him into a hobbling canter (a trot Hear of Bradwardine (though old Dr Doubleit used was out of the question), and had already cleared jarely to call it Ursa Major), and was supposed, the village. The others entered the change-house, in oid and Catholic times, to be invested with cer- leading Edward in unresisting submission ; for his tain properties of a mystical and supernatural qua- landlord whispered him, that to demur to such an
· Southey's Madoc.
2 Sec Xote K, -- Stirrup-Cup.
Overture wowd be construed into a high misde
Que joue de la flute,
Aussi de violon. meanour against the leges conviriales, or regulations
Lon, Lon, Laridon. of genial compotation. Widow Macleary seemed to have expected this visit, as well she might, for it Balmawhapple could hold no longer, but broke was the usual consummation of merry bouts, not in with what he called a d-d good song, composed only at Tully-Veolan, but at most other gentlemen's by Gibby Gaethroughwi't, the piper of Cupar; and, houses in Scotland, Sixty Years since. The guests without wasting more time, struck up,– thereby at once acquitted themselves of their bur
It's up Glenbarchan's braes I gaed, den of gratitude for their entertainer's kindness,
And o'er the bent of Killiebraid, encouraged the trade of his change-house, did ho
And mony a weary cast I made,
To cuittle the muirfowl's tail. 2 nour to the place which afforded harbour to their horses, and indemnified themselves for the pre- | The Baron, whose voice was drowned in the louder vious restraints imposed by private hospitality, by and more obstreperous strains of Balmawhapple, spending, what Falstaff calls the sweet of the night, now dropped the competition, but continued to hum, in the genial license of a tavern.
Lon, Lon, Laridon, and to regard the successful Accordingly, in full expectation of these distin- candidate for the attention of the company with an guished guests, Luckie Macleary had swept her eye of disdain, while Balmawhiapple proceeded, house for the first time this fortnight, tempered
If up a bonny black-cock should spring, her turf-fire to such a heat as the season required
To whistle him down wi' a slug in his wing, in her damp hovel even at Midsummer, set forth
And strap him on to my lunzie string,
Right seldom would I fail. her deal table newly washed, propped its lame foot with a fragment of turf, arranged four or five stools | After an ineffectual attempt to recover the second of huge and clumsy form upon the sites which verse, he sung the first over again ; and, in prosebest suited the inequalities of her clay floor; and cution of his triumph, declared there was
having, moreover, put on her clean toy, rokelay, sense in that than in all the derry-dongs of France, chanks and scarlet plaid, gravely awaited the arrival of the and Fifeshire to the boot of it." The Baron only
company, in full hope of custom and profit. When answered with a long pinch of snuff, and a glance
a wrathful note in the strange compound of sounds
Whistler. In the middle of this din, the Baron and uncivil reference to the Government which he. se repeatedly implored silence; and when at length served. But, ere he could interfere, the Baron of ... the instinct of polite discipline so far prevailed, that Bradwardine had taken up the quarrel. “Sir,” he
for a moment he obtained it, he hastened to be said, “ whatever my sentiments, tanquam pritatus, seech their attention “unto a military ariette, which may be in such matters, I shall not tamely endure was a particular favourite of the Marechal Duc de
your saying anything that may impinge upon the Berwick;" then, imitating, as well as he could, the honourable feelings of a gentleman under my roof. manner and tone of a French musquetaire, he im- Sir, if you have no respect for the laws of urbanity, mediately commenced,
do ye not respect the military oath, the sacramentum Mon coeur volage, dit elle,
militare, by which every officer is bound to the N'est pas pour vous, garçon;
standards under which he is enrolled? Look at TiEst pour un homme de guerre, Qui a barbe au menton.
tus Livius, what he says of those Roman soldiers Lon, Lon, Laridon.
who were so unhappy as exuere sacramentum, - to Qui port chapeau à plume,
renounce their legionary oath; but you are ignorant, Soulier à rouge talon,
sir, alike of ancient history and modern courtesy."
I This has been censured as an anachronism; and it must be coafessed that agriculture of this kind was unknown to the Scotch Sixty years since.
2 Suum cuique. This snatch of a ballad was composed by Andrew Vaclonald, the ingenious and unfortunate author Vimonda.