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he came within the grounds, he should be dealt prepared to follow it on foot, in defiance of the with as a trespasser. Indignant at the insult, united entreaties and remonstrances of her yet roused to action by the private intelligence father and his spiritual director. At length, that his Zeta was to be taken to the Convent of finding it useless to combat her resolution, yet —, and there persuaded or forced, if need anxious for her welfare, Lord Bainham petitioned were, to take the veil, he concerted with his the Queen, who granted him the privilege of friend Lascelles concerning measures necessary detaining Sir James Acton prisoner at Bainham to avert this threatened death-blow to their hap- Castle, till he could affirm him reclaimed from piness. Fearful was the anger of Lord Bain- his heresies. He was mortified in the exham on learning that his daughter had fed, after treme, when he found the fixed determination being united to her lover in the private chapel of the husband of his daughter to owe his of the castle by Lascelles, who now stood con- release to no falsehood or prevarication—to be fessed a clergyman of the reformed religion. only equalled by the tender assiduity and unThe monk was no less chagrined than his pa- shaken fortitude of his wife, who persisted in tron, to find that all parties were well beyond sharing his cell. Stung to phrenzy at what he the reach of their anathemas, as Lascelles, hav- termed her obstinacy in refusing the indulgences ing known Edward while Prince of Wales, he he offered, in lieu of the gloomy abode of her attended the happy pair to London, introduced partner, provided she would recant and leave them at court, and besought for them the him to his fate, and still hoping to bring both to young king's protection. Long, frequent, renounce their faith by continued and aggravated humble, and tenderly affectionate were the ap- severity, he commanded them to be separated. peals from Zeta to her father, and fervently did Then did the wife become incessant in her she entreat him to see and pardon her ; but the clamorous entreaties for admittance to her father, priest exhorted, denounced, commanded, threat that she might beg a respite from this barbarous ened, forbade; and the heiress of the house of mandate, as well as some of the cruelties Bainham was disinherited, excommunicated, de- practised on Sir James. The monk to whose clared incapable of holding land or revenue, and care and surveillance they were committed her inheritance forfeited to the convent of declared this could not be, unless she first Cruel as was this denunciation, it seemed light abjured her heresy and received absolution. to the sorrowing daughter, when compared with Worn down with misery and apprehension, the her father's estrangement; but her husband stricken wife was about to make some concesconsoled her with the hope and strong assurance sion, when she was suddenly summoned to her that her parent would in time relent; and they father's presence. Shocked by the harrowing could but rejoice that, in the meanwhile, they expression on his grief-worn and haggard coun

secured from hurtful resentment by tenance, as he lay extended on a couch, she the favour of his Majesty. This security but would have rushed to his side; but the priest put too soon proved a broken reed; on the accession of her back, sternly demanding how she-a doomed Mary, though they took no part in the advance- heretic-dared 'pollute the last moment of the ment of the Lady Jane Grey, yet, being con- blessed. Then pointing to the nobleman, he firmed Protestants, they could hope for no fa- cried—See you not that your sins have brought vour from the new Queen; they, consequently, your parent to that grave so justly the right of retreated to Flanders, the refuge for persecuted your sinful self and wretched heretical partner?' Lutherans. A letter, stating Lord Bainham to Turning towards the dying man, he continued be at the point of death, again brought them to Lord Bainham has constituted the CEngland, to receive, as they hoped and believed, Convent heritor to his estates, as a peace-offering his forgiveness, and to be entrusted with his last to Heaven for the sins of his misguided child; commands; but they had scarcely reached the and here, in presence of all assembled, he ratifies interior of the castle before Sir James Acton his will. Make some sign, my Lord, that this was arrested as a heretic, and, as such, disaffected mistaken woman may see, may understand, she to the government; and, moreover, guilty of has no claim.' having caused, by marriage, the secession of a “ Lord Bainham raised his eyes at the sumbride from the church. The nearly distracted mons, saw, and stretched forth his arms towards wife, on her knees, implored her father to use his dearly-loved Zeta-for she was, she had ever his influence with the iron-hearted officers and been dearly-loved, through all his severities; their no less cruel Queen, in her husband's the fancied necessities for which, warring with behalf; or, at least, to entreat they would per- his paternal yearnings, had hurried him to a mit her to share his captivity.

premature grave. The daughter had not yet “ The father's heart melted at her grief, but withdrawn from that holy embrace, which none was hardened again by the stern dictates of his dared disturb, when the house, as if by magic, religious instructor; and, though he possessed was surrounded with armed men, whose leader the power to grant her prayers, denied them, demanded, in the Queen's name, the bodies of and, like a second Brutus, gloried in sacrificing Sir James and Lady Acton, alive or dead, with his child, as if it were an action God-like and the keys of the castle; and the Baron to remain divine --- forgetting that mercy is no less an within the walls of his own domain until the attribute of Heaven than justice. Refused the Queen's pleasure should be known. Albeit privilege of joining the cavalcade which at- Mary's well known bigotry for the Catholic tended Sir James Acton to London, Lady Zeta I cause assured the monk that the interests of his

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monastery would be attended to, he was averse horrors which the preceding years had witnessed. to giving up-even in shew—the possession of No sooner was Elizabeth fairly seated on the riches, which a moment before he had deemed throne than Lascelles sued and obtained for his his own; he therefore essayed to make the friend the royal release from imprisonment and Queen's emissary privately understand that all the restoration of his confiscated estates, with had been given to a convent; but he suddenly permission to use what force might be necessary found himself and colleagues prisoners, and at to rescue him from Lord Bainham's power. the same moment a deafening shout of 'Long After their release, nothing could induce either live Queen Elizabeth !' rent the air. Though Sir James or the Lady Zeta to re-enter Bainham these acclamations were prolonged by the echoes Castle, the seat of their earliest joys and incomand re-echoes of the castle’s walls, they failed parable sufferings-sufferings embittered by the to awaken to a consciousness of their purport soul-rending consciousness that they were inthe once proud and haughty Baron: unimpor- flicted by a parent's hand; and though their tant to him who lived, who reigned, for he had having been dictated by religious enthusiasm begun his last and dreamless sleep. To the in their eyes mitigated his guilt, the fact reiterated desire from the monk, who admin- that such appalling severity was taught, pracistered the extreme-unction, that he would give tised, and encouraged by a priest of that resome sign of dying in the Romish faith, the ex- ligion, did not induce in them a desire to piring man had replied not by word or motion, return within the bosom of the Romish church. so that some might be inclined to say with War- They therefore continued followers of Luther, wick-'So bad a death argues a monstrous in the practice of humility and charity, lived life;' but we, as more applicable, subjoin the to bestow the blessings of beneficence and king's reply-Forbear to judge; for we are good example on a widely-extended circle, and sinners all. Close up his eyes, and draw the died lamented by all sincere Christians of every curtains round; and let us all to meditation.' denomination. The castle was shunned from “But to explain how the armed party arrived that time, and untenanted, save by bats and owls

, at the castle in the very nick of time: John which occupants have repaid their easy

landlord Lascelles, trembling for the fate of his friend, by allowing it to drop into its present state of Sir James, no sooner became acquainted with irremediable decay; and it is said by the country Queen Mary's indisposition than he set about people in its vicinity that corn will not grow oli making an interest with the Princess, afterwards its site." Queen Elizabeth, who, though closely watched I am enabled to inform the curious in such and in some measure a prisoner, found means matters, that corn does not grow on a particular of corresponding with some sincere and long- spot enclosed by the ruin, but whether it will tried friends, who looked anxiously to her as or not the present cultivator of the land declares the future reviver of Protestantism, religious he cannot tell; it never, to his knowledge, liberty, and domestic peace, in place of the having been tried.

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L I T E R A T U R E. THE WHITEBOY; a Story of Ireland, in 1822. Father Mathew, and the beneficent influence of By Mrs. S. C. Hall

. (Chapman and Hall.)— the good genii of steam-work they by Boat, We take some shame to ourselves for not hav- or by Railroad, or Printing-press-Progress has ing sooner alluded to this remarkable work; certainly been slower in the Isle of the West" since having been now in its completed form than with us. For this there are many causes : two or three months before the public, it is but let us trust that, though slow, it will still be doubtless familiar to many, if not most of our We mean that moral, intellectual, and social readers. Yet we venture to say they will not Progress, which, notwithstanding national sufobject to a gossip about its merits; and those ferings and troubles, we still fondly beliere who have not read“ The Whiteboy” we assure of to be the offspring of a long humanizing a pleasure in its perusal of no common order. Peace. In our opinion it is a story of a new and most Mrs. Hall has taken for her motto the line, attractive class. The period which it illustrates A country ever hardly used !” and they who is scarcely distant enough for this to be called are familiar (and who are not ?) with those inan historical novel; and yet does it embody numerable sketches of Irish life and Irish chanational events, describe national character, and racter which have flowed through so many chantrace political disasters to their impolitic causes, nels from her pen, will readily believe the en: grasping indeed all those subjects which shine thusiasm, tempered by discretion, with which on the page of the philosophical historian. she describes her country's wrongs. Indeed, for Twenty years ago is a period near enough to be vigorous description, for picture painting of written of with certainty and accuracy, distant Irish peasant life, she is unsurpassed. The story enough to be considered, both by author and of the Whiteboy, including characters in every readers, with dispassionate attention. And yet grade of life, is full of interest ; many of them how much, in reference to Ireland, that was being pourtrayed with dramatic individuality. true of 1822, is almost equally true of 1845! Of these, not the least so is the villain of the Notwithstanding the reforming revolution of book, Abel Richards, the "middleman,” who

stands between landlord and tenants, cheating stances have rendered me independent of church prethe one and oppressing the others

ferment, which, I regret to say, few of my brethren are. * “a keen, cunning man—a steward's son, But, to return to the subject of my anxiety ; I wish I inheriting his father's earnings and his mother's could show those who cry out against Irish outrage and vices-crawling about the big house with a bland Irish discontent a few of the palliating circumstances smile, a quick ear, a ready invention-a few pounds which a little knowledge and reflection would enable ever in his purse-to lend, when profit could be them to comprehend, and I would trust the issue to made-to buy, at every seizure for rent, either cow

the feelings of kindly sympathy implanted in every or pig, potato or kish, by which he could make a

human bosom. I pray your patience; I am an old guinea, a shilling, or a penny, a bow and an obliging man now; but the love of my native land- of both Celt lie always at the service of his rich neighbour-a and Saxon—is as warm in my heart as it was when, blow and a bite for his poor one."

in my boyhood, I joined the Irish volunteers ; purer, We will not mar the interest of this powerful and I should be sorry to have some of the feelings

certainly, for many of my prejudices have vanished, and exciting story by attempting to sketch the now which I thought glorious then. Again I crave outline of its plot, an attempt which is very your patience only for a little time; it is cool and seldom successful, seeing that all the delicate fresh here, and the words I have to say I would wish shades of feeling and action, of tenderness and to speak beneath the arch of that Heaven which character, which mak up the very soul and registers our words, for good or evil.' essence of such a work, can never be conveyed

“ Edward assured Mr. Graves of his entire attenwith the bald detail of its plot. We prefer oc

tion. cupying our space with an extract or two. The

"* You know then,' re-commenced the venerable following conversation takes place on board a gentleman, that the heads of many of the highest of steam-boat , and occurs in the second chapter. treachery frequently accomplished what the sword

our Irish families perished in defence of their rights ; Edward Spencer is a rich landed proprietor and the law might have spared. Their lands were going to take possession of his estate; full of seized, often without a show of reason; and the noble philanthropic intentions, but profoundly descendants — as the Scotch have it, the kith and ignorant of the people with whom he has to kin'--of the chieftain lingered in the mountain fastdeal :

nesses, maintaining a guerilla-like warfare, struggling The country sadly wants repose,' said Edward against the power which had outraged, betrayed, Spencer.

starved, destroyed, all but conquered them ; it is the “Most true,' replied Mr. Graves ; ' but the deep Irish idea of fixity of tenure, that they were never sea-calm of a starving multitude, sinking by hundreds conquered.' into the grave, is not, I am certain, the sort of repose "But how would they define conquest?' inquired which you would wish to see continued in my poor Edward. country.' Neither spoke for some moments, and "They define nothing; an Irishman's faith is then Mr. Graves resumed : 'Let me,' he said, again equal to his feeling, and his feeling to his faith; he is caution you against harsh judging in any case ! Do told by the only persons he considers he can trust, not suffer the Orange party of the North to persuade that he has never been conquered; he believes it, you that their warmer brethren of the South are all resolving never to be contented. Now mark meviolent and bigoted; nor the Roman Catholics of in process of time the very hunters tired of pursuit ; the South to impress you with the idea that the the dogs of war became wearied ; they retired to the Orangemen of the North are all bitter and fierce shelter of the valleys and the security of the towns ; destroyers : in all you hear you must take into they built castles to protect their newly-acquired account the quick beatings of our hearts, and our territory; and in their power, the hunted ones were universal habit of exaggeration; not from a desire to forgotten, because despised : still, in a little time, as falsify, but as issuing out of a rich imagination that they crept from their fastnesses they became necessary converts us into a nation of poets. We think what to the settlers; they were employed as labourerswe say, while we speak; but we feel strongly, and do mind you, upon their own land, so they still connot prepare our words before we utter them. We sidered it; they were trampled on and insulted on all want judgment rather than genius.'.

occasions; they were not deemed worthy even of “I am sure,' said Edward, I am delighted to conciliation ; it would have seemed humanity to have hear all this; I fancied the tone of the Irish church- expatriated them at once; better to have taken their men to be Puritan rather than Protestant; but Lady lives, when those lives were rendered a means of Mary has frequently quoted you as a specimen of torture. Now mark me-even more closely—they what a Protestant clergyman can be to his Roman still bear their proud ancestral names; the blood of Catholic neighbours. I have heard her say that Dean their native princes does not stagnate in their veins ; Graves was kind in manners as well as generous in it flows as freely as though they were not as they are ; money, and zealous to promote friendly intercourse their faith was outraged and insulted between Protestant and Catholic, while his charity to "". But not now,' interrupted Edward ; though the poor was dispensed with an even hand.'

as yet they are not thoroughly emancipated, you The old gentleman shook his head. Remember cannot call their faith insulted now.' what I told you of Irish exaggeration ; Lady Mary "* • Was my faith so treated in this year 1822, I exceedingly magnifies the virtues of her friends. confess to you I should so consider it,' was the reply. I must, however, in common justice to my brother I would be content, if it were the Almighty's will, clergymen, state, that I believe they are individually to be called away from life to-morrow, if any such generous to the poor Catholics, though less willing sacrifice could unite my countrymen in the bonds of than I think they ought to be to extend the hand of my own faith, believing it to be the best and purest fellowship to the ministers of the other creed; but, given from God to man; for it I would live, and for local circumstances have much influence with all of us. it I would die ; but that does not render me insensible I have studied the character of the people more than to the wickedness and folly of the penal statutes, many, and I know their history well; my circum- / which, by perpetual insult and injustice, have mocked

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at national equality; it is as though a man were to harden ; think, not so much of what, under the place his foot upon the neck of his prostrate fellow excitement and influence of dangerous men,

the creature, and then, while he keeps him firmly down, people do, as of what for a long series of years they to bid him rise, in all the dignity of human nature ! have forborne to do.' The commonest peasant feels this ; and though as a After an outbreak of the faction from which clergyman I would joy to receive those who felt the work takes its name, there is the following themselves in error, I cannot as a man but respect scene. Ellen Macdonnel is the half sister of the firmness which, despite scorn and degradation; "The Whitehoy,” tenderly attached to him, has hitherto united the peasant to his faith, mingled although she deprecates the violence into which though it be with a superstition which is a part of his own and his countrymen's wrongs have led the national religion as well as the national poetry.' "I quite agree with you,' said Mr. Spencer;

him. Ellen is one of those exquisite female ' the superstition of Ireland is the foundation of its characters which Mrs. Hall knows how to sketch national school of poetry; its faith is intense. But I, so inimitably. The wretch Richards has thrown of course, speak from thought and feeling, not from himself on her protection in the very hour when observation or experience.'

he was hunted by the Whiteboys, like some " The Irish peasant,' continued Mr. Graves, noxious animal, to the very death. Although ' lives amid the faded glories of his country, knows she loathes him equally with them, she still and feels it ; his cabin is mud-walled and miserable ; pities and saves : let us see how the viper yet the ruined castle he passes by, to go to his ill.

requites her :remunerated labour, bears his name. This yields him a gloomy satisfaction! He looks on the crumbling “He had proof, certain as life or death, that walls, and knows that the glories of his ancestors are Lawrence Macarthy was the chief cause of the not mere fables. His wife, while digging the potato destruction that fell upon his property, and that garden or whirring at her wheel, sings the cherished papers of the utmost importance had been in bis legends of his race; tells their triumphs and their possession. oppressions to the children who tremble in rags at " • He knew,' he said, at least, he had seen theat her knee; and dim prophecies of the future—when pass from Macarthy's hands into the hands of another • Ireland shall be herself again'—when Ireland shall person.' belong to the Irish-when Tara's kings shall dispense • • Who was that person??' * justice to Ireland'-are repeated and listened to He looked fixedly at the Dean for a minute, and with avidity at every wake and fair; the story-teller then glanced at Edward Spencer. vies with the piper in attracting listeners; and grate. It was a person—a woman-a girl—in fact : ful as they feel for individual kindnesses of the Saxon young lady; he did not know if it would be agree. race, they look upon them in a body, as not only able to Mr. Spencer to have it spoken of, but she was intruders, but oppressors.'

generally considered a relative or connexion of Mr. " • Surely, even-handed justice could prevent this,'Spencer's; he saw them transferred from the hands said Edward.

of Lawrence Macarthy into those of Ellen Mac“Mr. Graves smiled. It would not be easy to donnel.' Upon this statement, both the Dean and persuade a man that you meant him justly, while you Mr. Spencer rose. retained what he believed to be his.'

"• It has so happened,' said the young English. " " But consider the impossibility of upsetting a man, 'that I have never seen my kinswoman, Miss country, after centuries of undisturbed inheritance Macdonnel ; nor did I till this moment consider what have passed,' observed Edward.

has suddenly occurred to me, that the Macarthy of • Of course,' answered the Dean, “I know that; whom you spoke is unfortunately her half-brother ; but fancy the impolicy of leaving a highly sensitive but from all I have heard, from all I believe of this and imaginative people to brood, with misery and young lady, she is perfectly incapable of acting in want for their companions, over the wildly but truly concert with any one opposed to her faith or her chronicled tales of former greatness, wrenched from allegiance. I shall see her within a few hours, and them by force or fraud. If they bad been drawn am assured I shall be able to prove to the Master of into active life ; if they found their labour sufficiently Macroom Castle and the present company, that Mr. productive to afford them subsistence; if efforts had Richards is labouring under an illusion.' been made to elevate, and not depress them, in the "I am very certain, sir, that you will not see scale of human kind, such memories would have the young lady,' said Richards, decidedly, within a faded into fables, or have been in a great degreelost-as few hours; that is, if you expect to see her at they must be, where existing realities demand per. Spencer Court-she was not there this morning.' petual thought, instead of romancing over an old May I ask how you came to be so informed ?" man's tale. We all seek something to cling to in inquired Mr. Spencer. this world--something to raise us above the tides and 6. The house was searched for her and the papers,' currents of life: the poor Englishman clings to his was the reply. comforts; the poor Irishman might have done the * • And did you dare-had you the audacity to same, if he had had them to cling to; but ragged, institute a search of my house, 'under the idea that tattered, the shivering wreck of the past—his foot my relative concealed illegal papers therein ?" said still on his native heath ; the music of his native land Mr. Spencer, his cheeks flushing, his eyes sparkling, ringing in his ears ; the history of his conntry graven his slight graceful figure expanding with indignation. on his heart; those in whom he trusts whispering “ Several of the gentlemen rose; O'Driscoll shouted disquieting advice-the advice his restless, ardent, a Bravo!' that shook the ceiling, and the Master

' and faithful nature best loves to bear; the only called Order :' it was faintly though, very faintly, marvel is, that instead of occasional outbursts - the for there was no one in the room who more sincerely festering indications of unhealthy constitutions--the appreciated the spirited bearing of the Englishman, disease has not been more universal and more deadly. Several of the young men clapped their hands

, and Think, my dear sir, of these things; think, as I have then whispered each other in dismal tones, that it $o often found it necessary to do, lest my heart should I was no use-Richards hadn't the "pluck' to draw &

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trigger. It promised to be a jest to these youngsters, | window shook as with a sudden thunderbolt, and but it was earnest to Edward. If,' he added, you Lawrence Macarthy, covered with blood, entered; he imagine you can fasten this slander upon a lady, you was, moreover, disguised; had taken more stimulant are mistaken; I am the representative of her nearest than was good for soul or body, and she told him so. kin; and as such, feel it my duty to protect her.' She made every effort to get him out of the room,

“I must confess,' said the Master, it seems to for she did not wish me to hear his words.' me strange that Mr. Richards should distinctly state “ Edward, who had resumed his seat, rose, and that Lawrence Macarthy was the chief agent in the requesting the chairman's pardon, begged to observe destruction of his house ; that he, in point of fact, that he did not think Mr. Richards had any right to meditated his murder; and yet, that he saw him allude to what Miss Macdonnel thought, which he place papers of such importance in the hands of could not possibly understand ; that he was very cerMiss Macdonnel.'

tain she could never (supposing Mr. Richards' state“Ay, riddle us that. What were you doing, my ment to be true) have believed that any human being Aby, when the young rebel gave his sister the papers would have been so base as to owe his life to her, and inquired Mr. O'Driscoll.

then inform as to what passed in the sanctuary "" I-I,' stammered Abel Richards, 'I~I was wherein that life was saved. looking on, and praying to the Lord !'

“ Richards also rose, and bowing round the circle "The Dean cast' upon him a look of withering appealed to them, whether a sense of public duty' indignation ; it could hardly have been believed that should not compel a man to a task, which else would so gentle and benevolent a face could have given be beyond all endurance; adding, he would sooner expression to such deep scorn at the man's hypocrisy. have died than implicate a lady; and then he stam

“Poaching on my friend Pether's ground mered and hesitated, receiving no returning smiles, spying—. eh, my Aby ? Was it through the until the 'Go on, sir,' of the chairman forced him architecture of a turf rick you looked, or out of a back, when he briefly related what is already known potato pit, or with yer eye stuck in a crevice ? to us. He made the case as violent and as bad You had always a sort of second sight, and could against Lawrence Macarthy as he possibly could, for see what no one else could; I'll say that for you.' the evident purpose of exculpating himself as much

"A truce to this,' interrupted the Master'; “Mr. as possible by showing a necessity for his treachery ; Richards must inform us how he came to witness this he pictured his own individual agony, his wrestling extraordinary transfer.'

with himself,' his burning desire, when he saw the "Very unwillingly, and with sundry détours from papers marked with the life-blood of so many whom the truth was the statement made. • How, escaping he loved, to wrest them from the Whiteboy's hand ; from the brightness of the names that would have but then the weakness of the flesh' restrained him. betrayed him., he forded the river, and found himself He even related, with fiend-like joy, Lawrence's in a state of extreme exhaustion and dismay beneath determination to speak loud when his sister enthe shadow of Spencer Court; that, knowing the evil treated him to speak low; and he told this without inclinations of all therein towards him, he dared not one remembrance of a grateful nature towards her enter; that he crept to where the moon threw the who, rather than violate the laws of hospitality, or shadows darkest, but discovered that every point break a promise she had given, risked her own except the one where he had crossed was guarded, as destruction, and the destruction of one dearer than the Whiteboys had posted scouts to prevent escape at herself. The deep, unvaunted generosity of Ellen each corner of the building; he had seen two whis. Macdonnel had been thrown away upon a soulless pering within a yard of where he stood, and that had hypocrite; and to add to her exceeding merit, she he not crouched into a recess caused by a projecting knew that it would be so. He told also that Lawrence buttress he would have been discovered ; that, ob. * fatigued with bloodshed-slept; that he felt as if Serving a light in Miss Ellen's window, inspired by a

the sword of Judith had been committed into his sudden hope, he entered, and entreated her protection.' hands; he could have bound him then-but

" • And received it, I am sure,' said the Dean, “ • But what restrained you?' inquired the Master. though you must confess that of all men living, you

" • The Lord's time was not accomplished, whined had the least reason to do so.'

Abel Richards, and his sister placed his rifle across “She concealed me,' he replied, drawing a long her lap, and her eyes upon where I lay, and her dog breath, and I hardly know who came or who went watched with her." (though, craving Mr. Spencer's pardon, every inmate In conclusion, we may remark, that this adof his house, as I discovered that night, is a fire-mirable work forms one of Messrs. Chapman brand).'

and Hall's monthly series ; a publication, " Permit me, sir, again to doubt you," said the which, presenting original works of the most excited Edward. They are the same who served my uncle faithfully for a number of years. You will esteemed authors, in a convenient form, and at have the goodness to remember, gentlemen, that Miss

a cheap rate, deserves the wide encouragement Macdonnel gave this person the protection he desired, with which it has met. though, if I understand Dean Graves aright, he is THE WOMEN OF ISRAEL: 2 Vols., 8vo. personally offensive to her.'

By Grace Aguilar. (Groombridge & Sons, Pater"• She certainly stowed me into a cupboard,' said noster-row.) – This remarkable work is now conthe caitiff, • where, had there not been a providential cluded, and has well fulfilled the promise of its opening for breathing, I must have been suffocated. commencement. Intensely natural as it is, there prayed fervently, and her fierce dog put me in is yet such a fine spirit of catholic love, of lofty bodily and continual terror of my life ; my clothes enthusiasm, blended with the most essentially were dripping wet, and I had no creature-comfort of any kind.

feminine gentleness-alike in appeal as in re* Except protection, sir, the protection of your mend it to our readers, of every creed. Doctrines

monstrance—that we do not hesitate to recomlife,' observed the Master.'

The traitor looked embarrassed; but, regaining of belief are individual, resting between man þis self-possession, continued Presently, sir, the and his Maker, but TRUTH is universal ; and

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