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not take the sword up as justice, but as a soldier - he has been about some roguery, and in all proindeed I should rather say the musket and bay- bability hath been caught in a trap of his own setonet- there they stand at the elbow of my gouty ting - Nec lex justilior ulla.chair, for I am scarce fit for drill yet--a slight The magistrate allowed there was something touch of our old acquaintance podagra ; I can keep mysterious in that circumstance, and apologized for my feet, however, while our sergeant puts me not pressing Dousterswivel, as his declaration was through the manual. I should like to know, Captain voluntarily emitted. But for the support of the MʻIntyre, if he follows the regulations correctly - main charge, he showed the declaration of the Aikhe brings us but awkwardly to the present.And woods concerning the state in which Dousterswivel he hobbled towards his weapon to illustrate his was found, and establishing the important fact that doubts and display his proficiency.

the mendicant had left the barn in which he was “I rejoice we have such zealous defenders, Bai- quartered, and did not return to it again. Two lie," replied Mr Oldbuck; "and I dare say Hector people belonging to the Fairport undertaker, who will gratify you by communicating his opinion on had that night been employed in attending the your progress in this new calling. Why, you rival funeral of Lady Glenallan, had also given declathe Hecaté of the ancients, my good sir--a mer- rations, that, being sent to pursue two suspicious chant on the Mart, a magistrate in the Townhouse, persons who left the ruins of St Ruth as the funeral a soldier on the Links- quid non pro patria ? But approached, and who, it was supposed, might have my business is with the justice; so let commerce been pillaging some of the ornaments prepared for and war go slumber.”

the ceremony, they had lost and regained sight of “ Well, my good sir," said the Bailie, “ and them more than once, owing to the nature of the what commands have you for me?"

ground, which was unfavourable for riding, but had “Why, here's an old acquaintance of mine, called at length fairly lodged them both in Mucklebackit's Edie Ochiltree, whom some of your myrmidons cottage. And one of the men added, that “he, the have mewed up in jail on account of an alleged declarant, having dismounted from his horse, and assault on that fellow Dousterswivel, of whose ac- gone close up to the window of the hut, he saw the cusation I do not believe one word.”

old Blue-Gown and young Steenie Mucklebackit, The magistrate here assumed a very grave coun with others, eating and drinking in the inside, and tenance. * You ought to have been informed that also observed the said Steenie Mucklebackit show he is accused of robbery, as well as assault -- a very a pocketbook to the others;—and declarant has serious matter indeed; it is not often such crimi no doubt that Ochiltree and Steenie Mucklebackit nals come under my cognizance.”

were the persons whom he and his comrade had “ And,” replied Oldbuck, " you are tenacious of pursued, as above mentioned.” And being interthe opportunity of making the very most of such as rogated why he did not enter the said cottage, deoccur. But is this poor old man's case really so clares, “ he had no warrant so to do; and that as very bad?”

Mucklebackit and his family were understood to be "It is rather out of rule,” said the Bailie—“ but rough-handed folk, he, the declarant, had no desire as you are in the commission, Monkbarns, I have to meddle or make with their affairs. Causa scientu no hesitation to show you Dousterswivel's declara- patet. All which he declares to be truth,” &c. tion, and the rest of the precognition.” And he “What do you say to that body of evidence against put the papers into the Antiquary’s hands, who as your friend?” said the magistrate, when he had sumed his spectacles, and sat down in a corner to observed the Antiquary had turned the last leaf. peruse them.

“ Why, were it in the case of any other person, The officers, in the meantime, had directions to I own I should say it looked, prima facie, a little remove their prisoner into another apartment; but ugly; but I cannot allow any to be in the before they could do so, M'Intyre took an opportu- wrong for beating Dousterswivel - Had I been an nity to greet old Edie, and to slip a guinea into his hour younger, or had but one single flash of your hand.

warlike genius, Bailie, I should have done it my“ Lord bless your honour !” said the old man; self long ago. He is nebulo nebulonum, an impu"it's a young soldier's gift, and it should surely dent, fraudulent, mendacious quack, that has cost thrive wi' an auld ane. l'se no refuse it, though me a hundred pounds by his roguery, and my it's beyond my rules; for if they steek me up here, neighbour Sir Arthur, God knows how much. And my friends are like eneugh to forget me-out o' besides, Bailie, I do not hold him to be a sound sight out o' mind, is a true proverb; and it wadna friend to Government." be creditable for me, that am the King's bedesman, “ Indeed?” said Bailie Littlejohn;“ if I thought and entitled to beg by word of mouth, to be fishing that, it would alter the question considerably." for bawbees out at the jail window wi' the fit o' a Right-for, in beating him," observed Oldbuck, stocking and a string.” As he made this observa “ the bedesman must have shown his gratitude to tion he was conducted out of the apartment. the king by thumping his enemy; and in robbing

Mr Dousterswivel's declaration contained an ex- him, he would only have plundered an Egyptian, aggerated account of the violence he had sustained, whose wealth it is lawful to spoil. Now, suppose and also of his loss.

this interview in the ruins of St Ruth had rela“ But what I should have liked to have asked tion to politics,- and this story of hidden treasure, him,” said Monkbarns,“ would have been his pur- and so forth, was a bribe from the other side of the pose in frequenting the ruins of St Ruth, so lonely water for some great man, or the funds destined & place, at such an hour, and with such a com to maintain a seditious club?" panion as Edie Ochiltree. There is no road lies “ My dear sir," said the magistrate, catching at that way, and I do not conceive a mere passion for the idea, “ you hit my very thoughts! How forthe picturesque would carry the German thither in tunate should I be if I could become the humble such a night of storm and wind. Depend upon it, means of sifting such a matter to the bottom !-

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Don't you think we had better call out the volun- chose rather to go to the apartment in which Ochi)teers, and put them on duty ?”

tree was detained, than to make the examination “ Not just yet, while podagra deprives them of appear formal by bringing him again into the maan essential member of their body. But will you gistrate's office. He found the old man seated by let me examine Ochiltree?"

a window which looked out on the sea; and as he “ Certainly; but you'll make nothing of him. gazed on that prospect, large tears found their way, He gave me distinctly to understand he knew the as if unconsciously, to his eye, and from thence danger of a judicial declaration on the part of an trickled down his cheeks and white beard. His accused person, which, to say the truth, has hanged features were, nevertheless, calm and composed, and many an honester man than he is.”

his whole posture and mien indicated patience and “ Well, but, Bailie," continued Oldbuck, “ you resignation. Oldbuck had approached him without have no objection to let me try him ?”

being observed, and roused him out of his musing, “ None in the world, Monkbarns. I hear the by saying kindly, “ I am sorry, Edie, to see you so sergeant below,-- I'll rehearse the manual in the much cast down about this matter." meanwhile. Baby, carry my gun and bayonet down The mendicant started, dried his eyes very hasto the room below-it makes less noise there when tily with the sleeve of his gown, and endeavouring we ground arms. And so exit the martial ma to recover his usual tone of indifference and jocugistrate, with his maid behind him bearing his larity, answered, but with a voice more tremulous weapons,

than usual, “ I might weel hae judged, Monkbarns, “A good squire that wench for a gouty cham- it was you, or the like o' you, was coming in to dispion," observed Oldbuck.-" Hector, my lad, hook turb me --for it's ae great advantage o' prisons and on, hook on-Go with him, boy- keep him em courts o’ justice, that ye may greet your een out an ployed, man, for half an hour or so-butter him ye like, and nane o'the folk that's concerned about with some warlike terms—praise his dress and ad- them will ever ask you what it's for.” dress."

“ Well, Edie,” replied Oldbuck, “ I hope your Captain MʻIntyre, who, like many of his profes- present cause of distress is not so bad but it may sion, looked down with infinite scorn on those citi- be removed." zen soldiers, who had assumed arms without any “ And I had hoped, Monkbarns," answered the professional title to bear them, rose with great re- mendicant, in a tone of reproach, “ that ye had luctance, observing that he should not know what ken’d me better than to think that this bit trifling to say to Mr Littlejohn; and that to see an old trouble o’my ain wad bring tears into my auld een, gouty shopkeeper attempting the exercise and du- that hae seen far different kind o’ distress. — Na, ties of a private soldier, was really too ridiculous. na !- But here's been the puir lass, Caxon's daugh

“ It may be so, Hector," said the Antiquary, ter, seeking comfort, and has gotten unco littlewho seldom agreed with any person in the imme- there's been nae speerings o’Taffril's gunbrig since diate proposition which was laid down,-“ it may the last gale; and folk report on the key that a possibly be so in this and some other instances; king's ship had struck on the Reef of Rattray, and but at present the country resembles the suitors in a' hands lost-God forbid ! for as sure as you live, a small-debt court, where parties plead in person, Monkbarns, the puir lad Lovel, that ye liked sae for lack of cash to retain the professed heroes of weel, must have perished.” the bar. I am sure in the one case we never regret “ God forbid indeed!” echoed the Antiquary, the want of the acuteness and eloquence of the turning pale—“ I would rather Monkbarns-House lawyers; and so, I hope, in the other, we may ina were on fire. My poor dear friend and coadjutor! nage to make shift with our hearts and muskets, I will down to the quay instantly." though we shall lack some of the discipline of you “ I'm sure ye'll learn naething mair than I hae martinets."

tauld ye, sir," said Ochiltree, “ for the officer-folk “ I have no objection, I am sure, sir, that the here were very civil (that is, for the like o' them), whole world should fight if they please, if they will and lookit up a' their letters and authorities, and but allow me to be quiet,” said Hector, rising with could throw nae light on't either ae way or andogged reluctance.

other.” “ Yes, you are a very quiet personage indeed,” “ It can't be true! it shall not be true!” said the said his uncle," whose ardour for quarrelling can- Antiquary," and I won't believe it if it were ! not pass so much as a poor phoca sleeping upon the Taffril's an excellent seaman, and Lovel (my poor beach!”

Lovel !) has all the qualities of a safe and pleasant But Hector, who saw which way the conversa companion by land or by sea

-one, Edie, whom, tion was tending, and hated all allusions to the foil from the ingenuousness of his disposition, I would he had sustained from the fish, made his escape choose, did I ever go a sea voyage (which I never before the Antiquary concluded the sentence. do, unless across the ferry), fragilem mecum solcere

phaselum, to be the companion of my risk, as one against whom the elements could nourish no ven

geance. No, Edie, it is not, and cannot be true CHAPTER XXXVIII.

it is a fiction of the idle jade Rumour, whom I

wish hanged with her trumpet about her neck, Well, well, at worst, 'tis neither theft por coinage, Granting I know all that you charge me with.

that serves only with its screech-owl tones to fright What tho' the tomb hath borne a second birth,

honest folks out of their senses. - Let me know And given the wealth to one that knew not on't, how you got into this scrape of your own.” Yet fair exchange was never robbery, Far less pure bounty.--

Old Play.

“ Are ye axing me as a magistrate, Monkbarns,

or is it just for your ain satisfaction ?” The Antiquary, in order to avail himself on the “ For my own satisfaction solely," replied the perinission given bim to question the accused party, Antiquary.

" Put up your pocketbook and your keelyvine aye said ahint your back, that, for a' the nonsense pen then, for I downa speak out an ye hae writing maggots that ye whiles take into your head, ye are materials in your hands — they're å scaur to un the maist wise and discreet o'a'our country gentles. learned folk like me---Od, ane o' the clerks in the But I'se een be open-hearted wi' you, and tell you neist room will clink down, in black and white, as that this is a friend's secret, and that they suld draw muckle as wad hang a man, before ane kens what me wi' wild horses, or saw me asunder, as they did be's saying."

the children of Ammon, sooner than I would speak Monkbarns complied with the old man's humour, a word mair about the matter, excepting this, that and put up his memorandum-book.

there was nae ill intended, but muckle gude, and Edie then went with great frankness through the that the purpose was to serve them that are worth part of the story already known to the reader, in- twenty hundred o' me. But there's nae law, I trow, forming the Antiquary of the scene which he bad that makes it a sin to ken where ither folk's siller witnessed between Dousterswivel and his patron in is, if we dinna pit hand till’t oursell ?” the ruins of St Ruth, and frankly confessing that Oldbuck walked once or twice up and down the he could not resist the opportunity of decoying the room in profound thought, endeavouring to find adept once more to visit the tomb of Misticot, with some plausible reason for transactions of a nature so the purpose of taking a comic revenge upon him mysterious — but his ingenuity was totally at fault. for his quackery. He had easily persuaded Steenie, He then placed himself before the prisoner. who was a bold thoughtless young fellow, to engage “ This story of yours, friend Edie, is an absoin the frolic along with him, and the jest had been lute enigma, and would require a second Edipus inadvertently carried a great deal farther than was to solve it - who Edipus was, I will tell you some designed. Concerning the pocketbook, he explained other time, if you remind me-However, whether that he had expressed his surprise and sorrow as it be owing to the wisdom or to the maggots with soon as he found it had been inadvertently brought which you compliment me, I am strongly disposed off'; and that publicly, before all the inmates of the to believe that you have spoken the truth, the racottage, Steenie had undertaken to return it the ther that you have not made any of those obtestanext day, and had only been prevented by his un tions of the superior powers, which I observe you timely fate.

and your comrades always make use of when you The Antiquary pondered a moment, and then mean to deceive folks.” (Here Edie could not supsaid, “ Your account seems very probable, Edie, press a smile.)“ If, therefore, you will answer me and I believe it from what I know of the parties. one question, I will endeavour to procure your liBut I think it likely that you know a great deal beration.” more than you have thought it proper to tell me, “ If ye'll let me hear the question,” said Edie, about this matter of the treasure-trove-I suspect with the caution of a canny Scotchman, “ I'll tell you have acted the part of the Lar Familiaris in you whether I'll anwer it or no." Plautus- a sort of Brownie, Edie, to speak to your “ It is simply,” said the Antiquary,“ Did Douscomprehension, who watched over lidden treasures. terswivel know anything about the concealment of - I do bethink me you were the first person we the chest of bullion?met when Sir Arthur made his successful attack “ He, the ill-fa’ard loon !" answered Edie, with upon Misticot's grave, and also that when the la- | much frankness of manner_“there wad hae been bourers began to flag, you, Edie, were again the little speerings o't had Dustansnivel kend it was first to leap into the trench, and to make the dis- there-- it wad hae been butter in the black dog's covery of the treasure. Now you must explain all 'hause." this to me, unless you would have me use you as “ I thought as much," said Oldbuck. “Well, ill as Euclio does Staphyla in the Aulularia." Edie, if I procure your freedom, you must keep

“ Lordsake, sir," replied the mendicant, “ what your day, and appear to clear me of the bail-bond, do I ken about your Howlowlaria ?-- it's mair like for these are not times for prudent men to incur a dog's language than a man's."

forfeitures, unless you can point out another Aulam “ You knew, however, of the box of treasure be- auri plenam quadrilibrem---another Search No. there?” continued Oldbuck.

“ Ah !” said the beggar, shaking his head, “I “ Dear sir,” answered Edie, assuming a counte- doubt the bird's flown that laid thae golden eggsnance of great simplicity," what likelihood is there for I winna ca’ her goose, though that's the gait it o'that? d'ye think sae puir an auld creature as me stands in the story-buick-But I'll keep my day, wad hae kend o’ sic a like thing without getting Monkbarns; ye’se no loss a penny by me-And some gude out o't?—and ye wot weel I sought nane troth I wad fain be out again, now the weather's and gat nane, like Michael Scott's man. What con- fine--and then I hae the best chance o' hearing cern could I hae wit?"

the first news o' my friends." “ That's just what I want you to explain to me,” “ Well, Edie, as the bouncing and thumping said Oldbuck; “ for I am positive you knew it was

beneath has somewhat ceased,

presume Bailie there."

Littlejohn has dismissed his military preceptor, and “ Your honour's a positive man, Monkbarns - has retired from the labours of Mars to those of and, for a positive man, I must needs allow ye're Themis--I will have some conversation with him often in the right.”

- But I cannot and will not believe any of those “ You allow, then, Edie, that my belief is well wretched news you were telling me.' founded ?"

“ God send your honour may be right !” said the Edie nodded acquiescence.

mendicant, as Oldbuck left the room. “ Then please to explain to me the whole affair The Antiquary found the magistrate, exhausted from beginning to end,” said the Antiquary. with the fatigues of the drill, reposing in his gouty

“ If it were a secret omine, Monkbarns,” re chair, humming the air, “ How merrily we live plied the beggar, " ye suldna ask twice; for I hae that soldiers be !” and between each bar comfort

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ing himself with a spoonful of mock-turtle soup. “ Hush ! not a word about it,” said the Anti-
He ordered a similar refreshment for Oldbuck, who quary. “ I gave you a hint before-- I will possess
declined it, observing, that, not being a military you more fully hereafter- I promise you, there is
man, he did not feel inclined to break his habit of a secret.”
keeping regular hours for meals—“ Soldiers like “ But, Mr Oldbuck, if the state is concerned, I,
you, Bailie, must snatch their food as they find who do the whole drudgery business here, really
means and time. But I am sorry to hear ill news have a title to be consulted, and until I am
of young Taffril's brig."

“ Hush! hush !” said the Antiquary, winking “Ah, poor fellow !” said the Bailie, “ he was a and putting his finger to his nose, — " you shali credit to the town— much distinguished on the first have the full credit, the entire management, whenof June."

ever matters are ripe. But this is an obstinate old “ But,” said Oldbuck, “ I am shocked to hear fellow, who will not hear of two people being as yet you talk of him in the preterite tense.”

let into his mystery, and he has not fully acquainted “ Troth, I fear there may be too much reason for me with the clew to Dousterswivel's devices.” it, Monkbarns;- and yet let us hope the best. The “ Aha! so we must tip that fellow the alien act, accident is said to have happened in the Rattray I suppose ?" reef of rocks, about twenty miles to the northward, “ To say truth, I wish you would." near Dirtenalan Bay- I have sent to inquire about Say no more," said the magistrate ; " it shall it- and your nephew run out himself as if he had forthwith be done-he shall be removed tanquain been flying to get the Gazette of a victory.”. suspect - I think that's one of your own phrases,

Here Hector entered, exclaiming as he came in, Monkbarns ?”. “ I believe it's all a damned lie - I can't find the “ It is classical, Bailie—you improve." least authority for it, but general rumour.".

“ Why, public business has of late pressed upon “ And pray, Mr Hector,” said his uncle, “ if it me so much, that I have been obliged to take my had been true, whose fault would it have been that foreman into partnership. I have had two several Lovel was on board ?”

correspondences with the Under Secretary of State “ Not mine, I am sure," answered Hector; “it -one on the proposed tax on Riga hemp seed, and would have been only my misfortune.”.

the other on putting down political societies. So “ Indeed!” said his uncle; “ I should not have you might as well communicate to me as much as thought of that.”

you know of this old fellow's discovery of a plot “Why, sir, with all your inclination to find me against the state.”. in the wrong," replied the young soldier, “ I sup “ I will, instantly, when I am master of it,” repose you will own my intention was not to blame plied Oldbuck –“ I hate the trouble of managing in this case. I did my best to hit Lovel, and if I such matters myself. Remember, however, I did had been successful, 'tis clear my scrape would have not say decidedly a plot against the state--I only been his, and his scrape would have been mine." say, I hope to discover, by this man's means, a foul

“ And whom or what do you intend to hit now, plot.” that you are lugging with you that leathern maga “ If it be a plot at all, there must be treason in zine there, marked Gunpowder?"

it, or sedition at least," said the Bailie — “ Will “ I must be prepared for Lord Glenallan’s moors you bail him for four hundred merks?” on the twelfth, sir,” said M'Intyre.

“ Four hundred merks for an old Blue-Gown! “ Ah, Hector! thy great chasse, as the French Think on the act 1701 regulating bail-bonds !call it, would take place best

Strike off a cipher from the sum - I am content to • Omne cum Proteus pecus egit altos

bail him for forty merks.”

“Well, Mr Oldbuck, everybody in Fairport is Could you meet but with a martial phoca, instead always willing to oblige you -- and besides, i know of an unwarlike heath-bird.”

that you are a prudent man, and one that would be “ The devil take the seal, sir, or phoca, if you

as unwilling to lose forty, as four hundred merks. choose to call it so! It's rather hard one can never

So I will accept your bail, meo periculo -- wbat say hear the end of a little piece of folly like that.”

you to that law phrase again? I had it from a “ Well, well,” said Oldbuck, “I am glad you learned counsel. "I will vouch it, my lord, he said, have the grace to be ashamed of it-as I detest mco periculo." the whole race of Nimrods, I wish them all as well

« And I will vouch for Edie Ochiltree, meo pematched. Nay, never start off at a jest, man-1 riculo, in like manner,” said Oldbuck. “So let your have done with the phoca— though, I dare say, the clerk draw out the bail-bond, and I will sign it.” Bailie could tell us the value of seal-skins just now.”

When this ceremony had been performed, the They are up," said the magistrate," they are Antiquary communicated to Edie the joyful tidings well up— the fishing has been unsuccessful lately.'

that lie was once more at liberty, and directed him “ We can bear witness to that,” said the tor

to make the best of his way to Monkbarns-House, menting Antiquary, who was delighted with the

to which he himself returned with his nephew, after hank this incident had given him over the young

having perfected their good work. sportsman : “ One word more, Hector, and

We'll hang a seal-skin on thy recreant limbs,'
Aha, my boy! Come, never mind it; I must go

to business. - Bailie, a word with you: you must
take bail -- moderate bail, you understand - for old

Full of wise saws and modern instances.

ds You Like it. Ochiltree's appearance.”

“ You don't consider what you ask," said the “I wish to Heaven, Hector," said the Antiquary, Bailie; "the offence is assault and rubbery.” next morning after breakfast, “ you would spare

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our nerves, and not be keeping snapping that ar most mild, quiet, and easy of human beings, whom quebuss of yours.”

sister, niece, and nephew, guide just as best pleases * Well, sir, I'm sure I'm sorry to disturb you," them.” said his nephew, still handling his fowling-piece ; With this little panegyric on his own docility, “ but it's a capital gun-it's a Joe Manton, that Mr Oldbuck entered the parlour, and proposed to cost forty guineas.”

his nephew a walk to the Mussel-crag. “I have “A fool and his money are soon parted, nephew some questions to ask of a woman at Mucklebac- there is a Joe Miller for your Joe Manton,” an kit's cottage,” he observed," and I would willingly swered the Antiquary; “ I am glad you have so have a sensible witness with me—so, for fault of a many guineas to throw away."

better, Hector, I must be contented with you." “ Every one has their fancy, uncle, - you are “ There is old Edie, sir, or Caxon- could not fond of books."

they do better than me?" answered M'Intyre, feel“ Ay, Hector," said the uncle," and if my col. ing somewhat alarmed at the prospect of a long lection were yours, you would make it Hly to the tête-à-tête with his uncle. gunsmith, the horse - market, the dog-breaker, - “ Upon my word, young man, you turn me over Coemptos undique nobiles libros mutare loricis to pretty companions, and I am quite sensible of Iberis.

your politeness,” replied Mr Oldbuck. “ No, sir, I "I could not use your books, my dear uncle,” | intend the old Blue-Gown shall go with me--- not said the young soldier, “ that's true; and you will as a competent witness, for he is at present, as our do well to provide for their being in better hands. friend Bailie Littlejohn says (blessings on his learnBut don't let the faults of my head fall on my ing!) tanquam suspectus, and you are suspicione heart— I would not part with a Cordery that be- major, as our law has it.” longed to an old friend, to get a set of horses like “ I wish I were a major, sir," said Hector, catchLord Glenallan's.”

ing only the last, and, to a soldier's ear, the most “I don't think you would, lad—I don't think you impressive word in the sentence, —" but, without would,” said his softening relative. “ I love to money or interest, there is little chance of getting teaze you a little sometimes; it keeps up the spirit the step.” of discipline and habit of subordination – You will “Well, well, most doughty son of Priam,” said pass your time happily here having me to command the Antiquary, “ be ruled by your friends, and you, instead of Captain, or Colonel, or “ Knight in there's no saying what may happen— Come away Arms,' as Milton has it; and instead of the French," with me, and you shall see what may be useful to he continued, relapsing into his ironical humour, you should you ever sit upon a court-martial, sir.” "you have the Gens humida ponti — for, as Virgil “ I have been on many a regimental court-marsays,

tial, sir," answered Captain M'Intyre. “But here's Sternunt se somno dievrsæ in littore phocæ,' a new cane for you.” which might be rendered,

“Much obliged, much obliged." • Here phocæ slumber on the beach,

“I bought it from our drum-major," added MacWithin our Highland Hector's reach.'

Intyre, “who came into our regiment from the Nay, if you grow angry I have done. Besides, I Bengal army when it came down the Red Sea. It see old Édie in the court-yard, with wlion I have was cut on the banks of the Indus, I assure you." business. Good-by, Hector — Do you remember “Upon my word, 'tis a fine ratan, and well rehow she splashed into the sea like her master Pro- places that which the ph-Bah! what was I goteus, et se jactu dedit æquor in altum?

ing to say?" M'Intyre, - waiting, however, till the door was The party, consisting of the Antiquary, his neshut, — then gave way to the natural impatience of phew, and the old beggar, now took the sands to

wards Mussel-crag- the former in the very highest “My uncle is the best man in the world, and mood of communicating information, and the others, in his way the kindest; but rather than hear any under a sense of former obligation, and some hope more about that cursed phoca, as he is pleased to for future favours, decently attentive to receive it. call it, I would exchange for the West Indies, and The uncle and nephew walked together, the mennever see his face again.”

dicant about a step and a half behind, just near Miss MʻIntyre, gratefully attached to her uncle, enough for his patron to speak to him by a slight and passionately fond of her brother, was, on such inclination of his neck, and without the trouble of occasions, the usual envoy of reconciliation. She turning round. (Petrie, in his Essay on Goodhastened to meet her uncle on his return, before he breeding, dedicated to the magistrates of Edinburgh, entered the parlour.

recommends, upon his own experience, as tutor "Well, now, Miss Womankind, what is the mean in a family of distinction, this attitude to all led ing of that imploring countenance !-- has Juno done captains, tutors, dependents, and bottle-holders of any more mischief?”

every description.) Thus escorted, the Antiquary * No, uncle; but Juno's master is in such fear moved along full of his learning, like a lordly man of your joking him about the seal — I assure you, of war, and every now and then yawing to starhe feels it much more than you would wish ;- it's board and larboard to discharge a broadside upon very silly of liim, to be sure ; but then you can his followers. turn everybody so sharply into ridicule”.

“ And so it is your opinion," said he to the men“ Well, my dear,” answered Oldbuck, propitiated dicant, “ that this windfall — this arca auri, as by the compliment, “ I will rein in my satire, and, Plautus has it, will not greatly avail Sir Arthur in if possible, speak no more of the phoca -- I will not his necessities?” even speak of sealing a letter, but say umph, and “ Unless he could find ten times as much," said give a nod to you when I want the wax light - I the beggar, “and that I am sair doubtful of;— I am not monitoribus asper, but, Heaven knows, the heard Piggie Orrock, and the tother thief of a

his temper.

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