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« Not so ignorant as ye would pronounce me,' horse. Our hero, with the assistance of Saunders roared Balmaw happle. " I ken weel that you mean Saunderson, escorted the Baron of Bradwardine to the Solemn League and Covenant; but if a' the his own dwelling, but could not prevail upon linn Whigs in hell had taken the”.
to retire to bed until he had made a long and Here the Baron and Waverley both spoke at learned apology for the events of the evening, of orce, the former calling out, “ Be silent, sir! ye which, however, there was not a word intelligible, not only show your ignorance, but disgrace your except something about the Centaurs and the La. Lative country before a stranger and an English- pithe. nian;" and Waverley, at the same moment, entreating Mir Bradwardine to permit him to reply to an atiront which seemed levelled at him personally. But the Baron was exalted by wine, wrath,
CHAPTER XII. and seor, above all sublunary considerations. "I crave you to be hushed, Captain Waverley;
Repentance and a Reconciliation. you are elsewhere, peradventure, sui juris,- foris WAVERLEY was unaccustomed to the use of wine, familiated, that is, and entitled, it may be, to think excepting with great temperance. He slept thereand resent for yourself ; but in my domain, in this fore soundly till late in the succeeding morning, poor Barony of Bradwardine, and under this roof, and then awakened to a painful recollection of the wirich is quasi mine, being held by tacit relocation scene of the preceding evening. Ile had received by a tenant at will, I am in loco parentis to you, a personal affront,- he, a gentleman, a soldier, aid bound to see you scathless. — And for you, Mr and a Waverley. True, the person who offered it Falconer of Balmawhapple, I warn ye, let me see was not, at the time it was given, possessed of the no more aberrations from the paths of good man- moderate share of sense which nature had allotted ners."
him ; true also, in resenting this insult, he would “* And I tell you, Mr Cosmo Comyne Bradwar- break the laws of Heaven, as well as of his country ; dine, of Bradwardine and Tully-Veolan,” retorted true, in doing so, he might take the life of a young the sportsman, in huge disdain, “ that I'll make a man who perhaps respectably discharged the social mur-cock of the man that refuses my toast, whether duties, and render his family miserable; or he it be a crop-eared English Whig wi' a black rib- might lose his own ;- no pleasant alternative even kand at his lug, or ane wha deserts his ain friends to the bravest, when it is debated coolly and in to claw favour wi’ the rats of Hanover.”
private. In an instant both rapiers were brandished, and All this pressed on his mind ; yet the original some desperate passes exchanged. Balmawhapple statement recurred with the same irresistible force. was young, stout, and active; but the Baron, in- He had received a personal insult ; he was of the finitely more master of his weapon, would, like Sir house of Waverley ; and he bore a commission. Toby Belch, have tickled his opponent other gates There was no alternative; and he descended to the than he did, had he not been under the influence breakfast parlour with the intention of taking leave of l’rsa Vlajor.
of the family, and writing to one of his brother Edward rushed forward to interfere between the officers to meet him at the inn mid-way between combatants, but the prostrate bulk of the Laird of Tully-Veolan and the town where they were quarkilancureit, over which he stumbled, intercepted tered, in order that he might convey such a message his passage. How Killancureit happened to be in to the Laird of Balmawhapple as the circumstances this recumbent posture at so interesting a moment, seemed to demand. He found Miss Bradwardine was dever accurately known. Some thought he was presiding over the tea and coffee, the table loaded aboct to ensconce himself under the table; he him- with warm bread, both of flour, oatnical, and barleyseif alleged that he stumbled in the act of listing a meal, in the shape of loaves, cakes, biscuits, and ju int--tool, to prevent mischief, by knocking down other varieties, together with eggs, rein-deer ham, Baimawhapple. Be that as it may, if readier aid mutton and beef ditto, smoked salmon, marmalade, than either his or Waverley's had not interposed, and all other delicacies which induced even Johnthere would certainly have been bloodshed. But the son himself to extol the luxury of a Scotch breakwell-known clash of swords, which was no stranger fast above that of all other countries. A mess of to her dwelling, aroused Luckie Macleary as she oatmeal porridge, flanked by a silver jug, which rat quietly beyond the hallan, or earthen partition held an equal mixture of cream and butter-milk, of the cottage, with eyes employed on Boston's was placed for the Baron's share of this repast; Crook of the Lot, while her ideas were engaged in but Rose observed he had walked out early in the ruinming up the reckoning. She boldly rushed in, morning, after giving orders that his guest should with the shrill expostulation, “ Wad their honours not be disturbed. slay ane another there, and bring discredit on an Waverley sat down almost in silence, and with
honest widow-woman's house, when there was a' an air of absence and abstraction, which could not * the lee-land in the country to fight upon ?" a re- give Niiss Bradwardine a favourable opinion of his
monstrance which she seconded by flinging her talents for conversation. He answered at random piaid with great dexterity over the weapons of the one or two observations which she ventured to make coinbatants. The servants by this time rushed in, upon ordinary topics ; so that feeling herself aland being, by great chance, tolerably sober, sepa- most repulsed in her efforts at entertaining him, rated the incensed opponents, with tbe assistance and secretly wondering that a scarlet coat should of Edward and Killancureit. The latter led off cover no better breeding, she left him to his menBalmaw happle, cursing, swearing, and vowing re- tal amusement of cursing Dr Doubleit's favourite venge against every Whig, Presbyterian, and fana- constellation of Ursa Major, as the cause of all the te in England and Scotland, fron John-oʻ-Groat's mischief which had already happened, and was w the Land's End, and with difficulty got him to likely to ensue. At once he started, and his colour
heightened, as, looking toward the window, he be I must confess, whatever inference may be drawn held the Baron and young Balmawhappic pass arm from the circumstance, that Edward, after so sain arm, apparently in deep conversation ; and he tisfactory an explanation, did much greater honour hastily asked, “ Did Mr Falconer sleep here last to the delicacies of Miss Bradwardiue's breakfastnight?”. Rose, not much pleased with the abrupt- table than his commencement had promised. Balness of the first question which the young stranger mawhapple, on the contrary, seemed embarrassed had addressed to her, answered drily in the negative, and dejected; and Waverley now, for the first time, and the conversation again sunk into silence. observed that his arm was in a sling, which seemed
At this moment Mr Saunderson appeared, with a to account for the awkward and embarrassed manmessage from his master, requesting to speak witir ner with which he had presented his hand. To a Captain Waverley in another apartment. With a question from Miss Bradwardine, he muttered, in heart which beat a little quicker, not indeed from answer, something about his horse having fallen; fear, but from uncertainty and anxiety, Edward and, seeming desirous to escape both from the subobeyed the summons. He found the two gentlemen ject and the company, he arose as soon as breakfast standing together, an air of complacent dignity on was over, made his bow to the party, and, declining the brow of the Baron, while something like sullen- the Baron's invitation to tarry till after dinner, ness, or shame, or both, blanked the bold visage mounted his horse and returned to his own home. of Balmawhapple. The former slipped luis arm Waverley now announced his purpose of leaving through that of the latter, a:id thus seeining to walk Tully-Veolan early enough after dinner to gain the with him, while in reality he led him, advanced to stage at which he meant to sleep; but the unaffected meet Waverley, and, stopping in the midst of the and deep mortification with which the goodnatured apartment, made in great state the following ora- and affectionate old gentleman heard the proposal, tion: “Captain Waverley,--my young and esteemed quite deprived him of courage to persist in it. No friend, Mr Falconer of Balmawhapple, las craved sooner had he gained Waverley's consent to lengthen of my age and experience, as of one not wholly his visit for a few days, than he laboured to reunskilled in the dependencies and punctilios of the nove the grounds upon which le conceived he had duello or monomachia, to be liis interlocutor in ex- meditated a more early retreat. “ I would not pressing to you the regret with which he calls to re have you opine, Captain Waverley, that I am by membrance certain passages of our symposion last practice or precept an advocate of ebriety, thougii night, which could not but be highly displeasing to it may be that, in our festivity of last night, some you, as serving for the time under this present ex of our friends, if not perchance altogether ebrii, or isting government. He craves you, sir, to drown in drunken, were, to say the least, ebrioli, by which oblivion the memory of such solecisms against the the ancients designed those who were fuddled, or, laws of politeness, as being what his better reason as your English vernacular and metaphorical phraso disavows, and to receive the hand which he offers goes, half-seas-over. Not that I would so insinuate you in amity; and I must needs assure you, that respecting you, Captain Waverley, who, like a prunothing less than a sense of being dans son tort, as dent yooth, did rather abstain from potation ; nor a gallant French chevalier, Mons. Le Bretailleur, can it be truly said of myself, who, having assisted once said to me on such an occasion, and an opinion at the tables of many great generals and marechals also of your peculiar merit, could have extorted at their solemn carousals, have the art to carry my such concessions; for he and all his family are, wine discreetly, and did not, during the whole evenand have been, time out of mind, Marortia peciora, ing, as ye inust have doubtless observed, exceed the as Buchanan saith, a bold and warlike sept, or peo- the bounds of a modest hilarity." ple.”
There was no refusing assent to a proposition so Edward immediately, and with natural politeness, decidedly laid down by him who undoubtedly was accepted the hand which Balmawhapple, or rather the best judge; although, had Edward formed his the Baron in his character of mediator, extended opinion from his own recollections, he would have towards him. “ It was impossible,” he said, “ for pronounced that the Baron was not only ebriolus, him to remember what a gentleman expressed his but verging to become ebrius; or, in plain English, wish he had not uttered ; and he willingly imputed was incomparably the most drunk of the party, what had passed to the exuberant festivity of the except perhaps his antagonist the Laird of Balmaday.”
whapple. However, having received the expected, “ That is very handsomely said,” answered the or rather the required, compliment on his sobriety, Baron;" for undoubtedly, if a man be ebrius, or the Baron proceeded —“ No, sir, though I am myintoxicated, an incident which on solemn and festive self of a strong temperament, I abhor ebriety, occasions may and will take place in the life of a and detest those who swallow wine gulæ causa, for man of honour; and if the same gentleman, being the oblectation of the gullet ; albeit I might deprefresh and sober, recants the contumelies which lie cate the law of Pittacus of Mitylene, who punished hath spoken in his liquor, it must be held rinum doubly a crime committed under the influence of locutum est ; the words cease to be his own. Yet Liber Pater; nor would I utterly accede to the obwould I not find this exculpation relevant in the jurgation of the younger Plinius, in the fourteenth case of one who was ebriosus, or an liabitual drunk- book of his . Historia Naturalis. No, sir; I distinard; because, if such a person choose to pass the guish, I discriminate, and approve of wine so far greater part of his time in the predicament of in-only as it maketh glad the face, or, in the language toxication, he hath no title to be exeemed from the of l'laccus, recepto amico." obligations of the code of politeness, but should learn Thus terminated the apology which the Baron of to deport himself peaceably and courteously when Bradwardine thought it necessary to make for the under influence of the vinous stimulus.-And now superabundance of his hospitality; and it may be let us procecd to breakfast, and think no more of easily believed that lie was neither interrupted by this daít business."
dissent, nor any expression of incredulity.
[PRICE 211. He then invited his guest to a morning ride, and The stamping of horses was now heard in the. ordered that Davie Gellatley should meet them at court, and Davie's voice singing to the two large the dern path with Ban and Buscar. “ For, until deer greyhounds, — the shooting season commenced, I would willingly
Hie away, hie away, show you some sport, and we may, God willing, meet
Over bank and over brae, with a roe. The roe, Captain Waverley, may be
Where the copsewood is the greenest, hunted at all times alike; for never being in what
Where the fountains glisten sheenest,
Where the lady-fern grows strongest, is called pride of grease, he is also never out of Where the morning dew lies longest, season, though it be a truth that his venison is not
Where the black-cock sweetest sips it,
Where the fairy latest trips it: equal to that of either the red or fallow deer. But
Hie to haunts right seldom seen, he will serve to show how my dogs run; and there
Lovely, lonesome, cool, and green, fore they shall attend us with Davie Gellatley."
Over bank and over brae,
Hie away, hie away. Waverley expressed his surprise that his friend Davie was capable of such trust; but the Baron gave “ Do the verses he sings," asked Waverley," behim to understand that this poor simpleton was long to old Scottish poetry, Miss Bradwardine ?" neither fatuous, nec naturaliter idiota, as is ex " I believe not,” she replied.“ This poor creature pressed in the brieves of furiosity, but simply a had a brother, and Heaven, as if to compensate to crack-brained knave, who could execute very well the family Davie's deficiencies, had given him what any commission which jumped with his own humour, the hamlet thought uncommon talents. An uncle and made his folly a plea for avoiding every other contrived to educate him for the Scottish kirk, but * He has made an interest with us,” continued the he could not get preferment because he came from Baron, “ by saving Rose from a great danger with our ground. He returned from college hopeless his own proper peril ; and the roguish loon must and broken-hearted, and fell into a decline. My therefore eat of our bread and drink of our cup, father supported him till his death, which happened and do what he can, or what he will; which, if the before he was nineteen. He played beautifully on suspicions of Saunderson and the Bailie are well the flute, and was supposed to have a great turn for founded, may perchance in his case be commensu- poetry. He was affectionate and compassionate to rate terms."
his brother, who followed him like his shadow, and Miss Bradwardine then gave Waverley to un.
we think that from him Davie gathered many fragderstand, that this poor simpleton was dotingly fond ments of songs and music unlike those of this counof music, deeply affected by that which was melan- try. But if we ask him where he got such a fragment choly, and transported into extravagant gaiety by as he is now singing, he either answers with wild light and lively airs. He had in this respect a pro- and long fits of laughter, or else breaks into tears digious memary, stored with miscellaneous snatches of lamentation ; but was never heard to give any and fragments of all tunes and songs, which he explanation, or to mention his brother's name since sometimes applied, with considerable address, as his death." the vehicles of remonstrance, explanation, or satire. “Surely," said Edward, who was readily interestRavie was much attached to the few who showed ed by a tale bordering on the romantic, “ surely bim kindness; and both aware of any slight or ill more might be learned by more particular inquiry. azage which he happened to receive, and sufficiently “ Perhaps so," answered Rose; “ but my father apt, where he saw opportunity, to revenge it. The will not permit any one to practise on his feelings common people, who often judge hardly of each on this subject.” other, as well as of their betters, althougli they had By this time the Baron, with the help of Mr expressed great compassion for the poor innocent Saunderson, had indued a pair of jack-boots of large while suffered to wander in rags about the village, dimensions, and now invited our hero to follow him 19 sooner beheld him decently clothed, provided as he stalked clattering down the ample staircase, for, and even a sort of favourite, than they called tapping each huge balustrade as he passed with the wall the instances of sharpness and ingenuity, in but of his massive horse-whip, and humming, with action and repartee, which his annals afforded, and the air of a chasseur of Louis Quatorze, charitably bottomed thereupon a hypothesis, that Pour la chasse ordonnée il faut preparer tout, David Gellatley was no farther fool than was ne Ho la ho! Vite: vite debout. cessary to avoid hard labour. This opinion was not better founded than that of the Negroes, who, from the acute and mischievous pranks of the monkeys, suppose that they have the gift of speech, and only
CHAPTER XIII. suppress their powers of elocution to escape being set to work. But the hypothesis was entirely ima
A more rational Day than the last. ginary: David Gellatiey was in good 'earnest the The Baron of Bradwardine, mounted on an acLalf-crazed simpleton which he appeared, and was tive and well-managed horse, and seated on a demiincapable of any constant and steady exertion. He pique saddle, with deep housings to agree with his had just so much solidity as kept on the windy side livery, was no bad representative of the old school. of insanity; so much wild wit as saved him from the His light-coloured enibroidered coat, and superbly imputation of idiocy; some dexterity in field-sports barred waistcoat, his brigadier wig, surmounted by a fin which we have known as great fools excel), great small gold-laced cocked-hat, completed his personal kindness and humanity in the treatment of animals costume; but he was attended by two well-mounted intrusted to him, warm affections, a prodigious me servants on horseback, armed with holster-pistols. Dory, and an ear for music.
In this guise he ambled forth over hill and val
ley, the admiration of every farm-yard which they • The learned in cookery dissent from the Baron of Brad. wardine, and hold the roe venison dry and indifferent food, passed in their progress, tili,“ low down in a grassy ssless when dressed in soup and Scotch collops. vale,” they found David Gellatley leading two very VOL. I.
49 X. IV.
tan deer greyhounds, and presiding over half a as the Baron would have said, upon this subject, dozen curs, and about as many bare-legged and bare yet they met upon history as on a neutral ground, headed boys, who, to procure the chosen distinction in wbich each claimed an interest. The Baron, inof attending on the chase, had not failed to tickle deed, only cumbered his memory with matters of his ears with the dulcet appellation of Maister Gel- fact; the cold, dry, hard outlines which history delatley, though probably all and each had looted him lineates. Edward, on the contrary, loved to fill up on former occasions in the character of daft Dacie. and round the sketch with the colouring of a warm But this is no uncommon strain of flattery to per- and vivid imagination, which gives light and life to sons in office, nor altogether confined to the bare- the actors and speakers in the drama of past ages. legged villagers of Tully-Veolan : it was in fashion Yet with tastes so opposite, they contributed greatSixty Years since, is now, and will be six hunc ly to each other's amusement. Mr Bradwardine’s dred years hence, if this admirable compound of minute narratives and powerful memory supplied folly and knavery, called the world, shall be then to Waverley fresh subjects of the kind upon which in existence.
his fancy loved to labour, and opened to him a new These gillie-wet-foots, as they were called, were mine of incident and of character. And he repaid destined to beat the bushes, which they performed the pleasure thus communicated, by an earnest atwith so much success, that, after half an hour's tention, valuable to all story-tellers, more especially search, a roe was started, coursed, and killed; the to the Baron, who felt his habits of self-respect Baron following on his white horse, like Earl Percy , flattered by it; and sometimes also by reciprocal of yore, and magnanimously flaying and embowel communications, which interested Mr Bradwarling the slain animal (which, he observed, was called dine, as confirming or illustrating his own favourite by the French chasseurs, faire la curée) with his anecdotes. Besides, Mr Bradwardine loved to talk own baronial couteau de chasse. After this cere of the scenes of his youth, which had been spent in mony, he conducted his guest homeward by a plea- camps and foreign lands, and had many interesting sant and circuitous route, commanding an exteusive particulars to tell of the generals under whom he prospect of different villages and houses, to each of had served, and the actions he had witnessed. which Mr Bradwardine attached some anecdote of Both parties returned to Tully-Veolau in great history or genealogy, told in language whimsical good-humour with each other; Waverley desirous from prejudice and pedantry, but often respectable of studying more attentively what he considered as for the good sense and honourable feelings which his a singular and mteresting character, gifted with narrative displayed, and almost always curious, if a memory containing a curious register of ancient not valuable, for the information they contained. and modern anecdotes; and Bradwardine disposed
The truth is, the ride seemed agreeable to both to regard Edward as puer (or rather jurenis) bono gentlemen, because they found amusement in each spei et magnæ indolis, a youth devoid of that petuother's conversation, although their characters and lant volatility, which is impatient of, or vilipends, habits of thinking were in many respects totally the conversation and advice of his seniors, from opposite. Edward, we have informed the reader, which he predicted great things of his future suswas warm in his feelings, wild and romantic in his cess and deportment in life. There was no other ideas and in his taste of reading, with a strong dis- guest except Mr Rubrick, whose information and position towards poetry. Mr Bradwardine was the discourse, as a clergyman and a scholar, harmonized reverse of all this, and piqued himself upon stalking very well with that of the Baron and his guest. through life with the same upright, starched, stoical Shortly after dinner, the Baron, as if to show gravity which distinguished his evening promenade that his temperance was not entirely theoretical, upon the terrace of Tully-Veolan, where for hours proposed a visit to Rose's apartment, or, as he together, the very model of old Hardyknute termed it, her Troisieme Etage. Waverley was Stately stepp'd he east the wa',
accordingly conducted through one or two of those And stately stepp'd he west.
long awkward passages with which ancient archiAs for literature, he read the classic poets, to be tects studied to puzzle the inhabitants of the houses sure, and the Epithalamium of Georgius Buchanan, which they planned, at the end of which Mr Bradand Arthur Jolinston's Psalms, of a Sunday ; and wardine began to ascend, by two steps at once, a the Deliciae Poetarum Scotorum, and Sir David very steep, narrow, and winding stair, leaving Mr Lindsay's Works, and Barbour's Bruce, and Blind Rubrick and Waverley to follow at more leisure, Harry's Wallace, and the Gentle Shepherd, and while he should announce their approach to his the Cherry and the Slae. But though he thus far daughter. sacrificed his time to the Muses, he would, if the After having climbed this perpendicular corktruth must be spoken, have been much better screw until their brains were almost giddy, they pleased had the pious or sapient apothegms, as well arrived in a little matted lobby, which served as as the historical narratives, which these various an ante-room to Rose's sanctum sanctorum, and works contained, been presented to him in the form through which they entered her parlour. It was a of simple prose. And he sometimes could not re small but pleasant apartment, opening to the south, frain from expressing contempt of the “ vain and i and hung with tapestry; adorned besides with two unprofitable art of poem-making,” in which, he said, pictures, one of her mother, in the dress of a shep“the only one who had excelled in his time was herdess, with a bell-hoop; the other of the Baron, Allan Ramsay, the periwig-maker."2
in liis tenth year, in a blue coat, embroidered waistBut although Edward and he differed toto cælo, coat, laced hat, and bag-wig, with a bow in his hand. +
A bere-footed Highland lad is called a gillie-wet-foot. Gibie, jn general, means servant or attendant.
& The Baron onght to haro remembered that the joyous
Allan literally drew his blood from the house of the noble
Dalhousie of an old descent,
Edward could not help smiling at the costume, and dwell on the noble, though. ruined tower, which at the odd resemblance between the round, smooth, was here beheld in all its dignity, frowning from a red-checked, staring visage in the portrait, and promontory over the river. To the left were scen the gaunt, bearded, hollow-eyed, swarthy features, two or three cottages, a part of the village; the which travelling, fatigues of war, and advanced age, brow of the hill concealed the others. The glen, had bestowed on the original. The Baron joined or dell, was terminated by a sheet of water, called in the laugh. “ Truly,” he said, “ that picture was Loch Veolan, into which the brook discharged ita woman's fantasy of my good mother's (a daugh- self, and which now glistened in the western sun. ter of the Laird of Tulliellum, Captain Waverley; The distant country seemed open and varied in surI indicated the house to you when we were on the face, though not wooded; and there was nothing top of the Shinnyheuch; it was burnt by the Dutch to interrupt the view until the scene was bounded auxiliaries brought in by the Government in 1715;) by a ridge of distant and blue hills, which formed I never sate for my pourtraicture but once since the southern boundary of the strath or valley. To that was painted, and it was at the special and rei- this pleasant station Miss Bradwardine had ordered terated request of the Marechal Duke of Berwick.” | coffee.
The good old gentleman did not mention what The view of the old tower, or fortalice, introduced Mr Rubrick afterwards told Edward, that the Duke some family anecdotes and tales of Scottish chihad done him this honour on account of his being valry, which the Baron told with great enthusiasm. the first to mount the breach of a fort in Savoy The projecting peak of an impending crag which during the memorable campaign of 1709, and his rose near it, had acquired the name of St Swithin's having there defended himself with his half-pike Chair. It was the scene of a peculiar superstition, for nearly ten minutes before any support reached of which Mr Rubrick mentioned some curious parhim. To do the Baron justice, although sufficiently ticulars, which reminded Waverley of a rhynie prone to dwell upon, and even to exaggerate his quoted by Edgar in King. Lear; and Rose was family dignity and consequence, he was too much called upon to sing a little legend, in which they a man of real courage ever to allude to such per- had been interwoven by some village poet, sonal acts of merit as he had himself manifested.
Who, noteless as the race from which he sprung, Miss Rose now appeared from the interior room
Saved others' names, but left his own unsurig. of her apartment, to welcome her father and his The sweetness of her voice, and the simple beauty friends. The little labours in which she had been of her music, gave all the advantage which the einployed obviously showed a natural taste, which minstrel could have desired, and which his poetry required only cultivation. Her father had taught so much wanted. I almost doubt if it can be ber French and Italian, and a few of the ordinary read with patience, destitute of these advantages; authors in those languages ornamented her shelves. although I conjecture the following copy to liave. He had endeavoured also to be her preceptor in been somewhat corrected by Waverley, to suit the musie; but as he began with the more abstruse doc- taste of those who might not relish pure antiquity. tripes of the science, and was not perhaps master of them himself, she had made no proficiency far
Stwithin's Chair. ther than to be able to accompany her voice with
On Hallow-Mass Eve, ere ye boune ye to rest, the harpsichord; but even this was not very com Ever beware that your couch be blessed; mon in Scotland at that period. To make amends, Sign it with cross, and sain it with bad, she sung with great taste and feeling, and with a Sing the Ave, and say the Creca. Iespeci to the sense of what she uttered that might For on Hallow-Mass Eve the Night-liag will ride, be proposed in example to ladies of much superior
And all ber nine-fold sweeping only her side,
Whether the wind sing lowly or loud. musical talent. Her natural good sense taught her, Sailing through moonshine or swath'd in the cloud. that if, as we are assured by high authority, music
The Lady she sat in St Swithin's Chair, be “ married to immortal verse," they are very The dew of the night has damp'd her hair: ften divorced by the performer in a most shameful Her cheek was pale - but resolved and high manner. It was perliaps owing to this sensibility
Was the word of her lip and the glance of her eye. to puttry, and power of combining its expression
She mutter'd the spell of Swithin bold,
When his naked foot traced the midnight wold, with those of the musical notes, that lier singing When he stopp'd the Hag as slie rode the night, gave more pleasure to all the unlearued in music, And bade her descend, and her promise plight. and even to many of the learned, than could have He that dare sit on St Swithin's Chair, been communicated by a much finer voice and more When the Night-Hug wings the troubled air,
Questions three, when he speaks the spell, oriltaat execution, unguided by the same delicacy
lle may ask, and she must teil. of feeling.
The Baron has been with King Robert his liege, A bartizan, or projecting gallery, before the win
These three long years in battle and siege; dows of her parlour, served to illustrate another News are there none of l.is weal or his woe, of Rose's pursuits; for it was crowded with flowers
And lain the Lady his fate would know. of different kinds, which she had taken under her She shudders and stops as the charm she spcaks;-. sial protection. A projecting turret gave access
Is it the moody owl that shrieks?
Or is it that sound, betwixt laughter and scream, to this Gothic balcony, which commanded a most The voice of the Demon who haunts the streain ? beautiful prospect. The formal garden, with its high
The moan of the wind sunk silent and low, bunding walls, lay below, contracted, as it seemed, And the roaring torrent has ceased to tow; to a mere parterre ; while the view extended be The calm was more dreadful than raging storn, yond them down a wooded glen, where the small
When the cold grey mist brought the ghastiy torm! river was sometimes visible, sometimes hidden in cupse. The eye might be delayed by a desire to “ I am sorry to disappoint the company, espe. vt on the rocks, which here and there rose from cially Captain Waverley, who listens with such laid. te dell with massive or spiry frouts, or it might ! ablo gravity; it is but a fragmeut, although I