Concordance for Fabiola, or, The church of the catacombs.

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1.   shadow," as he would have been anciently called. Passing through the porch, on t
2. to which we wish to conduct our friendly reader is that known by the name of the
3. sed the Pantheon and its adBut gradually it became occupied by private joining b
4. e centre of the marble pavement a softly warbling jet brought by the Claudian aq
5. mplements of bronze or silver delicately chased busts, vases, tripods, and objec
6. rt. On the walls are paintings evidently of a former period, still, however, ret
7. ; dwellings while the Mils, in the early empire the aristocratic portion of the
8. overing the ; sufficient for many lordly dwellings, by the erection of his Therm
9. uation is so definite, that we i-urately describe it to any one acquainted with
10. ned w>h paintings. Its ruins are clearly traceable and it occupied the space now
11. to Atticus,t of transforming this homely contrivance into a magnificent and soli
12. to which we invite our reader is exactly opposite, east side of this edifice, in
13. the middle of one side of this scarcely broken by windows. angle is a door, in
14. gle is a door, in anils, that is, merely relieved by u tympanum or triangular co
15. talc (lapis specularis), has been partly withdrawn, and admits a bright but soft
16. e simplicity of her appearance strangely contrasts with the richness of all arou
17. is to be seen updn her person. The only thing approaching to this is a slight g
18. in round her neck, from which apparently hangs some object, carefully concealed
19. apparently hangs some object, carefully concealed within the upper hem of her d
20. time that we discover her she is busily engaged * The Pompeian Court in the Cry
21. d that But when my turn In th had nearly fatally < my feelings 1 '. THE MABTTB'S
22. ut when my turn In th had nearly fatally < my feelings 1 '. THE MABTTB'S BOT. IT
23. s right in ,8 of our brethren. Certainly, hud CV inn- below the knee, and u guld
24. est the oldest ami i, but, unfortunately, tht \a .. : \\ boy? y .,o '!" No acci'
25. slho c\ Tin: t'ni'ncii and scarcely breathed. you answer, my ''And what," <
26. mi: 3 :med, "did fur "I told him gently tli-i! !'< w.,r. quite mistaken never h
27. . quite mistaken never had I consciously done anything that could givi to him or
28. rble and bronze eandeliairn, and quietly retired, A bright light beamed upon the
29. ilent after the matron Lucina hu-.l holy Pancratius's last question only by kiss
30. -.l holy Pancratius's last question only by kissing his gl Aud as to what yen cl
31. s to begin them with of ' was not merely a maternal emotion that was agitating h
32. put to their hardest, ami n-ilily stand it. Neither was it the joy having
33. !' those evil feelings which are usually their bad end ?" Our schoolmates had no
34. ormed a circle around us ; and I clearly saw that they were all against me, for
35. their cruel games I therefore cheerfully added, 'And now, my comrades, good-bye,
36. concealed your of an ass's head! * ardly worshipper abode from us, but I will fi
37. ' ' ; ' ; her estimation, so heroically virtuous at such an ago; for surely, wi
38. ally virtuous at such an ago; for surely, with much greater justice than the mot
39. d matrons of republican Home as her only jewels, could that, Chris: have boasted
40. was a period looked forward to anxiously for years a moment prayed for with all
41. first a spotless Levite, and then a holy priest at the altar; and has watched ea
42. st at the altar; and has watched eagerly each growing inclination, and tried gen
43. ch growing inclination, and tried gently to bend the tender thought towards the
44. e Lord of Hosts. And if this was an only child, as Samuel was to Anna, that dedi
45. ear to her keenest affection, may justly be considered as an act of maternal her
46. appeared to whisper in my ear scornfully the name of 'coward!' It surely was an
47. ornfully the name of 'coward!' It surely was an evil spirit. I felt that I was s
48. ay " they never be again so tremendously powerful "And what did you do, then, my
49. scomngenemies, and struck ignominiously on the cheek, yet meek and forgiving. C
50. said, ' May God forgive you, as I freely and fully do and may he bless you abund
51. y God forgive you, as I freely and fully do and may he bless you abundantly.' Ca
52. fully do and may he bless you abundantly.' Cassianus came up at that moment, cas
53. vision of a venerable Basilica, eagerly visited 1600 years later by the sacred
54. desecration, should be loved and eagerly sought as their last resting-place, by
55. istance, and the youthful crowd, quickly entreated him, by our common faith, now
56. ant now entered uiih martyr of the early Church. He was only the simple-hearted
57. martyr of the early Church. He was only the simple-hearted Christian youth, who
58. obey God's lav/ and His Gospel and only felt happy that he had that day perform
59. houghts, in the new light which brightly filled the hall, they met his mother's
60. at he would havw angel's to be. Silently, and almost unknowingly he had changed
61. to be. Silently, and almost unknowingly he had changed his position, and was kn
62. k God, haa come She gazed upon it fondly, and hissed it fervently and her And gu
63. upon it fondly, and hissed it fervently and her And gushing tears fell upon it,
64. olor glowed bright and warm, as if it ly just left to-J. ' the martyr's heart. i
65. ld thus have changed or it-ius. The holy matron put were empurpled with to her s
66. heart, that its waters The whole family thus seemed that thoii has put off the
67. nd must be treated might be ready freely to flow. Lucina replaced her treasure i
68. ts ; est to have written, niul fervently expressed, that it was a glorious duty
69. d it" his mother's tears. the boy. truly I do believe and feel it," interrupted
70. " Yes, my child, thou sayest most truly," continued Liicina. "And CHAPTER IV. s
71. ed to me that thou canst bear intrepidly and but what I know it must have been .
72. d but what I know it must have been .ily, not merely pain, harder for thy young
73. know it must have been .ily, not merely pain, harder for thy young patrician bl
74. e eqm quiline hills. order, whose family, by farming the revenues of Asiatic pro
75. fame, not distinclot wealth, not earthly joy, but what he valued more than ' had
76. n, who was inces, ; i ; se: may be fully ';< nay, that the only thi> now conside
77. se: may be fully ';< nay, that the only thi> now considers applied, as I know h
78. on earth would most use- and most nobly be." i.H In fact, he never determined t
79. In fact, he never determined thoroughly to enjoy this life. dreamt of any other
80. ionable world of return- ing with a holy hood, He obeyed, and put aw; "Thon hast
81. t supper, not later than our dinner; ily guests, either previously invited, or p
82. ur dinner; ily guests, either previously invited, or p y, : ihcr, up du re. amon
83. d about him, he let things go on quietly, under the direction of his free.! It i
84. rved works by these great artists, fully prized, still pre- though no daughter,
85. harp-pointed stiletto, with a delicately carved ivory handle, and a gold ring, t
86. nd peculiar opportunities, has evidently presided over the collection and arrang
87. , and have been purchased at high merely on account of their appearance, but for
88. om- pounding ; known by her and possibly poisons. She is merely national designa
89. her and possibly poisons. She is merely national designation as Afra. Greek com
90. ce. She is quiet, silent, but completely engaged with the duties which now devol
91. " said the black slave, "if I could only be in the triclinium* this evening as y
92. ge from all that approached her. An only child, whose could obtain it so perfect
93. ome." "As for nie," interrupted the wily Greek, "I should not brought up in indu
94. rself, she had read much, and especially in profounder books. She had thus becom
95. its fables, and its idolatry, she merely scorned it, though outwardly she follow
96. she merely scorned it, though outwardly she followed it. In fact, she believed
97. frivolous youths who paid her jealously exacted attention, for she found amusem
98. ed cold and selfish, but ehe was morally irreproachable. ; I add, is its arrange
99. duty," was the modest and sincere reply.* ; It did not please the haughty lady,
100. t to learn then," she answered haughtily, "that you are mine, and have been boug
101. stress, wlien IhT tlie handmaid, ealinly, but with dignity, belongs to you. All
102. n surround me, which shrinks sensitively from one so lowly and so insignificant
103. ch shrinks sensitively from one so lowly and so insignificant as I. But if I mus
104. bove the Di'ity, immortality, whose only true pi whose only rightful prototype i
105. mortality, whose only true pi whose only rightful prototype is the, can hold her
106. thrust ; destruction, and instinctively from what is allied to it, as disease i
107. s taught you to you learn all this folly? Who prate in this many years, spiritua
108. er than your mistress ? Or do you really fancy that when, after death, your corp
109. unflinching handmaid. Syra instinetively put forward her arm to save her person,
110. I did not mean to hurt you so grievously. But stay a moment, I must make you som
111. ched, with beaming eye, the almsmodestly, but with a fervent look that astonishe
112. slave. nel-pit which you have so vividly described, there is a hand that will pi
113. m, which, if seen by her, would probably have school did you learn all this nons
114. rs in a Borne house were more frequently divided by curtains any Greek or Latin
115. d between Greek or barbarian, especially during such an excited scene as had jus
116. curtain, a figure, which she immediately recognized, but after with me? Nay, who
117. periority over me. which we must briefly describe. It was that of a lady, or rat
118. ctation. At every word of the calm reply her agitaseen united the simplicity of
119. nd within ance might be There not merely dwelt in her intelligence of a mnturer
120. had inflicted, on the shape of a costly present to a menial dependant.. And on
121. those of ilovcH." Canlic. '*. THE really present, and exquisitely dear. CUVliCII
122. '*. THE really present, and exquisitely dear. CUVliCII OF Till-: CATM.'O . Her
123. t adin truthfulness, and heroic a kindly sinilo played about the lips, a: with g
124. , but wan divided and affection entirely between kindness to those about her, fo
125. aused for a moment. hand, and reverently kissed it, saying; "I h:'\ me in the sm
126. e have said that smiling, and cheerfully anxious to discharge his duty. And for
127. .) "I suspect, you little and whose only magician, that in that mysterious chamb
128. k so serious, child ? You know I am only jok" This is said the softened ing. Mnd
129. d of dear She then advanced ; ; ; really you, Agnes," Agnes seemed absorbed; and
130. duty to converse. Yet I own I delicately beloved. It passed away, and she gaily
131. y beloved. It passed away, and she gaily said, "Well, It is Ful- well, Fabiola,
132. would like to see near one so you really must let me have her. " whence he has s
133. ey were spoken in jest. I have too ously. happy to visit you, and my kind parent
134. visit you, and my kind parents willingly allow me high an opinion of your good s
135. you were away, and I was so dangerously ill of confully, "in your own snow-whit
136. and I was so dangerously ill of confully, "in your own snow-white dress,without
137. ch me while that poor thing would hardly leave me, but Or are you aware that the
138. nd nursed me day and night, and I really is this? Are you hurt? believe greatly
139. y is this? Are you hurt? believe greatly promoted my recovery." right on the bos
140. woild, Fabiola it is the jewel, the only ornaIt is blood, and that of a to rewar
141. , and that of a to reward her generously ment I mean to we;,r this evening. thou
142. e her. nothing put by, and she certainly spends nothing on heryour veins or mine
143. ay, I have even heard that she foolishly shares her The whole truth flashed upon
144. st to sickening, she said somewhat daily allowance of food with a blind beggar-g
145. ind beggar-girl. to be sure !" pettishly, "Do you then wish to exhibit proof to
146. ve ?" Name your price, and let me I only wish to preserve for You promised me my
147. orm and if God, from whom comes our ;ily part of tin life, is thereby our Father
148. no taste for them to-day. " ; ; quently they are our brethren." A slave my brot
149. l and we will confine ourselves entirely to such incidents as may throw almost e
150. , overstrained in I 1 in \\i .1 slightly foreign H. a light upon our story. natu
151. is he. had y of manners, lint apparently goodin a, short time quietly p v ,,f th
152. apparently goodin a, short time quietly p v ,,f the two ladies entered the exed
153. e come down, though late, still scarcely fittingly arranged You have forgotten y
154. n, though late, still scarcely fittingly arranged You have forgotten your usual
155. ill more of what she now thought a silly way of punishing herself for it. Agnes
156. in to the rescue, and blush" It is ingly said my fault, cousin Fabius, both that
157. er with late, and that she is so plainly dressed. my gossip and no doubt she wis
158. ial court, and lie bad arrived in partly to the fascination of his manner, owing
159. fascination of his manner, owing partly : ; : ; ance by the simplicity of her a
160. eged to do as you please. But, seriously speaking, I must say that, even with yo
161. ddress, which was meant to be thoroughly good-natured, as it was perfectly world
162. oughly good-natured, as it was perfectly worldly, Agnes appeared in one of her a
163. ood-natured, as it was perfectly worldly, Agnes appeared in one of her abstracte
164. answered Fabius "Oh, yes, most certainly, one who has already pledged me to him
165. orned me with immense jewels, "t "Keally!" asked Fabius, "with what?" : Borne ac
166. : Borne accompanied by a single elderly attendant, evi deeply attached to him w
167. y a single elderly attendant, evi deeply attached to him whether slave, freedman
168. t in parts, had furnished it luxuriously, and had peopled it with a suiV bachelo
169. ea that his ; ; ; exterior softness only clothed a character of feline malignity
170. ke you happy !" "Forever!" was her reply, as she turned to join Fabiola, and ent
171. ving further notice. The them, evidently a favorite with both Fabiola and Agnes,
172. engaging in conversation, he manifestly scorned the In short, foolish topics wh
173. In short, foolish topics which generally occupied society. he was a perfect spec
174. d labor at Chersonesus, who can possibly be spared, the Thermse. A few thousand
175. h some curiosity, Fabiola. " Why, really," said Fulvius, with his most winning "
176. " I can it but the fact is so. A hardly give a reason for so condemned, I would
177. several at once pray how ?" " naturally do not love "Ordinary convicts," answer
178. ourse, for all that, the overseers apply the lash and the stick veiy freely to t
179. apply the lash and the stick veiy freely to them, and most justly because it is
180. ick veiy freely to them, and most justly because it is the will of the divine em
181. challenged, and thinking himself highly "The Christians," complimented, solemnl
182. "The Christians," complimented, solemnly gave mouth: said he, " are a foreign se
183. ty I do not tion with Agnes. How quietly she had kept her secret self But who co
184. er. The gift of rich jewels particularly perplexed him. He better omens of the b
185. h he knew no young Roman nobleman likely to possess them and was hung by King Ma
186. the suit of their sister Judith. costly order had Peter However, and Paul comin
187. oine, the former was discovered Suddenly the bright idea flashed through his min
188. through his mind that Fulvius, who daily exhibited new and splendid gems, brough
189. ucified by his abroad, could be the only person able to make her such master's o
190. gers on her lips, and smiled imploringly for "Well, then, the upshot of it is,"
191. est of creatures for an unlimited supply of lions and (You must be faint from lo
192. as left him no doubt that he was deeply enamored of her ; and if Agnes did not
193. an exclamation of pity. But immediately recognizing in it the work of Fabiola,
194. ectacles of the amphitheatre, especially when directed against the enemies of th
195. oble. I will draw my sword No, willingly against any enemy of the princes or the
196. nces or the state but I would as readily draw it against the lion or the leopard
197. thus before me. Remember ; swered calmly " I : with her. No wonder, indeed, she
198. i'i''>" n.imi.ii. stuff, : magnificently embroidered, and !,,,] deeply . MI : Be
199. nificently embroidered, and !,,,] deeply . MI : Bed q titr, tut Lie Jloute homt
200. ebastian ; ng and rved. J!ut and hastily he iLiiphn ; fro'" 6 i. He shook as it
201. into his chamber, . re- pulsing roughly the ivanees of his si . I only beckoned
202. g roughly the ivanees of his si . I only beckoned to his faithful domestic to fo
203. eir foreign tongue "but she is certainly dead." " Art thou quite sure, Eurotas ?
204. such hearty glee that a bystander hardly have supposed that her sightless eyes h
205. : Xo, but to-day my mistress has kindly sent me out a dainty dish from her tabl
206. for you." " " you will fare sumptuously." How How so ? I think I do every day."
207. eeling that I am, before God, still only a poor blind thing. I think ,.11 love m
208. ulvius on a lich bed, Eurotas on a lowly pallet from which, raised upon his elbo
209. re she entered then, not ut greedy nally ; Euphrosyne, replaced it, as well as s
210. . She fled in an instant, and had hardly stepped noiselessly behind a he stairs,
211. tant, and had hardly stepped noiselessly behind a he stairs, wheu FuMus, with do
212. if by a sudden effort, waiting patiently the slave's return. Syra then coi her d
213. slave's return. Syra then coi her daily duties of kindness and hospitality she
214. re so soft, her whole action so motherly, that one would have thought it was a p
215. r too looked so happy, spoke so cheerily, and said such beautiful tilings, that
216. when Agnes and caught a sight of softly raised the curtain Beckoned to Fabiola
217. ned to Fabiola to look And how jealously does she pnnrd in herself !' .,f vir- t
218. nown to o or Bome. She retreated quietly, with a tear iu he, that there WU Agnes
219. s too sublime ! '1 me for so "Oh, homely a sphere as my household. " ; "And grav
220. ld laugh i , .in helpless, like st. only do so by finding some some one still po
221. now be, dear Syra !" But Syra was deeply troubled, and replied with faltering "
222. he slave, and th" gar, would have justly exclaimed, as people had often done beo
223. l, then," said Agnes, still more eagerly, "we can easily manage it. I will not f
224. gnes, still more eagerly, "we can easily manage it. I will not free you, and you
225. ons to us are 'H with all fear, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the
226. conversation between her and > we fairly off, her to allow herself t< Csecilia,
227. s and high es > solution of the probably have antici: Svra had presented herself
228. idered must be heav. , ! as she probably reserved that object for the pure And S
229. r reas, .us which she ,. <, if they only reflected the light of t I could not ha
230. eat pain and confusion; and then :i only towards me as others pretend to il do"
231. did not to steal over ice, but a icholy when- Syr: had been. of sus , \YIio 1'n
232. y -would not 3 virtues to procure deadly poisons Euphrosyne led, but in reality
233. ound herself alone, that on niore coolly recollecting the incidents of the day,
234. delicious garden, tressing dream. richly illuminated by a light like noon-day, b
235. a light like noon-day, but inexpressibly soft while all around was dark. Beautif
236. determined to commit the matter entirely to God, and sought that repose which a
237. ad last laid down, and which had greatly amused her but it was quite insipid, cm
238. ous and hideous chimeras, most curiously running into, and underwoveii with, eac
239. i .flier's about him. arrived at exactly the opposite conclusion to She made up
240. all the Koman hills, the most distinctly traceable oi< ue.iiiiy at the same mome
241. to the determination side is undoubtedly the Palatine. Angus o inside Fabius's d
242. s followed hi in, ii poBM. but gradually transformed his modest residence into a
243. he T 'ii plan of which cau be distinctly traced. Tuniiiiy fi THI<: left side, II
244. eto > room which was i lie some assembly. 'Hind, But opposite the door was a wim
245. cer of the imperial guard. most modestly furnished, as became His household was
246. through it that they both instinctively walked across the room and stood upon t
247. oss the room and stood upon tho A lovely and splendid view pr terrace. The moon
248. as were all the men in his cohort partly by conversion, but chiefly by ; indeed
249. cohort partly by conversion, but chiefly by ; indeed the stars near thicker and
250. escribed in the last coursed of heavenly things. It is true, that below and arou
251. ng down a slanting rock, came soothingly on lie older and gallant soldier, who r
252. edness and valor were enshrouded stately pillars the radiance of the autumn moon
253. ompanied by massive monuments of earthly glory rose unheeded before the such pru
254. is companion, "Every time so brilliantly, as if on purpose to draw upwards oar e
255. day arise to commemorate no less richly-embroidered veil, through the texture o
256. ad may be allowed to pass and these only Koman empire itself." reach us. How tra
257. re itself." reach us. How transcendently royal must be that upper sur" What do y
258. triumphal Church above, thin and easily to be passed." "And pardon me, Sebastia
259. stian triumphal arch supposes an earthly instrument where do you imagine this to
260. thoughts, I own, turn towards the family of one of the Augusti, as showing a sli
261. as we are, may lead the Church speedily to " the triumph of glory, and ourselve
262. o you mean ? Pancratius pointed steadily with his hand towards the left, " and s
263. o well, my dear Paneratius, and bitterly hwe I often deplored those dark views w
264. e dialogue. Of the slave w. son, as Only, to aw Tcrtullic we have This " till sa
265. have This " till sai.l, Not immediately and thoy will drop in one by ible, come
266. of was ut the comer of the hill, exactly opposite the fountain and was lighted o
267. posite the fountain and was lighted only by the. rays of the moon, through the o
268. , from the reigu of Tilicrin-, gradually absorbed almost all civil as well as mi
269. dare say," replied the youth, bashfully, .!<-, "for a bold find generous man li
270. scourges was being exc< to sleep calmly after such scenes, their repetition, wa
271. posed to aspire. Ten brought from Sicily to fill the office, not because he was
272. hile quite a boy, lor hours at his early school : i ; lumber, you know, incur pl
273. our rightful ; father's feet, thoroughly enjoying the cruel spectacles I him, an
274. had blessed him for his brutal contumely. Justice and mercy, good and evil done
275. good and evil done to him, were equally odious to hinn. ness, " offering a Pauc
276. te about what I know you to \ wish do ly, '!" might be highly premy age to offer
277. you to \ wish do ly, '!" might be highly premy age to offer to do what people wo
278. But they will be to the poor, especially in the hard times coming." " Of course
279. ould never be able to nee is principally this. ;> I have come to meet you. at th
280. d- me ?" ered out of the way, especially in a boy. You understand me? So I want
281. the prayers of the faithful, especially the poor, and de- more money to carry o
282. erve you with delight, my good and truly noble h, did you not hear the Lady Fabi
283. ir seeing After the speakers, evidently a utes they walked out into said Sebast
284. nd cold-hearted Fabiola is not so easily to be woe." " But yet you promised ma t
285. ier my simples, without I'oing properly rewarded ? But how do you mean to secon
286. ur money. But > 15 nrp brought exprdssly to " Anil how can I ? You know I am not
287. lie By blood !" slave smiled maliciously, and said cannot you get it as Fulvius
288. o, if not as dark as I am in skin, fully His language and mine are sufficiently
289. y His language and mine are sufficiently allied for in his heart. OTHEK MEETINGS
290. y intruder who might happen unexpectedly to " And what was that- ?" The assembly
291. to " And what was that- ?" The assembly was large and varied, contsi enter. " W
292. we must eye, I understood he had lately occurred in the palace. sent with stron
293. n the palace. Numerous conversion jiully " One way, however, is easy." been made
294. however, is easy." been made but shortly before this period there had " What is
295. nd 3! if you look about for them quietly, are the iirst to betray themheads." ha
296. pectim; execution; selves, for they only hide their " What do their friends, adm
297. unce upon them, get a good was generally left to that officer and here Tranqr tr
298. s there we. the I worship are the deadly enemies of their very name." ; ; . 1 1
299. ; ; .f ; she grinned horrible a ghastly smile as she proceeded: "I suspect one
300. Afra, with delight, " who were " Simply Africans,"* replied Corvinus, with a lu
301. quet ing-hnll, but consec|i entered only, as y in the J'anti:euu, i roof; and Se
302. tering upon the confines of lite. " Holy and venerable brothers," he exclaimed,
303. els ? When, instead of standing manfully before Him, like good and faithful serv
304. ts "No, Sebastian, I yield not so easily; I must have stronger evidences than ev
305. an was silent for a moment then suddenly he threw out his arms, and stretched th
306. m to Him the spirits of darkness may fly before it, and Thy salvation may Zoe lo
307. tian's right hand with not thus severely to my sons it was, I assure thee, to th
308. command this, and dost thou call it holy ?" : ; young man, whoever thou art," ex
309. putting them under the care of the holy priest Polycarp, It was a case so pecul
310. Christian with my ! baptism was quickly administered, The ne-.v Christian flock
311. rnnquilliuus, who was suffering severely from tho gout, was restored to instant
312. d. Tranquilliuu.s's cure, he was greatly He was himself a victim to the same dis
313. experience of this -healing I certainly will not resist its evidence." power, S
314. ter described, and Chromatius completely recovered. Ho received baptism soon aft
315. ter, with his son Tiburtius. was clearly impossible for him to continue in his o
316. ue in his office, and he had accordingly resigned it to the emperor. Tertulhis,
317. our narrative begins ; for, in an early chapter, we spoke of Corvinus's father
318. e would take a journey in southern Italy. It was therefore a favorable moment fo
319. o are conscious that we worship the only One living God in spirit and "Good as t
320. owing days, by various " The most lovely sunrise I have ever seen," replied the
321. s given him, spoke almost contemptuously of and by degrees one white edifice aft
322. s own way. this benighted country. fully upon it was, Only one more point remain
323. nighted country. fully upon it was, Only one more point remained to be decided t
324. newed a contest of love between the holy our till starting into light, worship h
325. r till starting into light, worship holy faith and each wishing to remain in the
326. imperial city itself shines forth a holy type of Borne, and have the first chanc
327. , will they look beatifies, and worthily value them ? addressed to his " Beloved
328. -t ?! le, from where alone itcau be duly ap1 Thse were tho popu!' ;>'u, 'irirtia
329. he Olympian. --i!\ve!!i:ig on that, holy mount, v < of life."* lirilliantly- cam
330. holy mount, v < of life."* lirilliantly- came completely a dead letter, but was
331. of life."* lirilliantly- came completely a dead letter, but was a the hands of a
332. ocal rulers. ti : and hud affectionately bid one another good night, Paucratius
333. erors on the contrary, he was habitually just and merciful. Yet, though he your
334. heir Lord in "Because I own I arn really curious to learn what can be his reign.
335. o you promise me ?" gave a similar reply to a similar question from Serenius G "
336. ion from Serenius G " Yes, most solemnly. God bless you !" anus, pro-consul of A
337. ment on land and water and, in a merely didactic way, en- torments and death. S
338. se in your mind which -would effectually restrain you but wheu that was accompli
339. very compressed form in which the early history of the Church is generally stud
340. early history of the Church is generally studied, and from the unchronological a
341. f the saints' biographies, as we usually read them, we may easily be led to an e
342. , as we usually read them, we may easily be led to an erroneous idea of the stat
343. one of the most touching and exquisitely beautiful documents preserved to us fro
344. suspension of its rigor. An joy scarcely an opportunity for outward development
345. some of shorter duration, but definitely separated from one antimes of complete
346. the Christian Church, unmore accurately der the various circumstances of that m
347. . Yet such was the charity of these holy men, tha: him they were i-y! offering u
348. t' a. emperor was seldoi might gradually milder ruler, tie ; > ough or relax sti
349. (incrin'titoy ciwx). We can also easily understand how, at any particular time,
350. njoying peace. But Borne was undoubtedly the place most subject to frequent outb
351. en The heiitlien world, the world of ily upon those who held it. power, of influ
352. cuted them, the world that loved earthly prosperity and hated faith, felt itself
353. the Sacraments were administered, daily worship was practised, security and pea
354. a hundred persecution as could be safely urged against them. and fifty-four infe
355. tles, which of the priests pretty nearly corresponds to that of the St. Optatus
356. ulvius's wit and cleverness might supply the want of these It was usual for what
357. these It was usual for what consequently persecution. may be qualities in his ow
358. the master's presence, while others only pre- determined, therefore, to make an
359. ant phenomenon in the social life lately destroyed the scene, as it was called,
360. of the edifice, and The garof the early Christians, which one would hardly know
361. early Christians, which one would hardly know how to Dioclesi;in had repaired it
362. practise. No domestic concealment surely could be more difficult than that of ^-
363. were open to catechumens. But generally they were in private houses, probably m
364. ly they were in private houses, probably made out of the large halls, or triclin
365. Tertullian mentions Christian originally of that character. cemeteries under a n
366. hreshing-floors," which were necessarily exposed to the air. repair, worship. TH
367. , he Bays, " Let not your taite secretly, before every other food ; and if he yo
368. R Why. the tii: T\hlle brooks, profusely adorned them. Fulvius, and made ring ab
369. one asked me i'<>r and both consequently- of one mind." "It is very strange; and
370. discover the Fnlviua started, and deeply colored then said, with a con:'.di ?" T
371. gers, it is very well. But if "Immensely!" " you mean to threaten by it, you may
372. es that come, " that " you and go boldly in, doing as they do." This, Fulvius,"
373. will are a spy and an informer." hardly succeed depend upon it every one of " W
374. ated to this rude com- " heiress, nearly as rich as her cousin Faliiola. Fulvius
375. What are ?" they morning air, especially as you are thinly clad." "I own," repli
376. orning air, especially as you are thinly clad." "I own," replied Corvinus, "that
377. ave been tired, had I not been immensely amused and yet puzzled, by what I have
378. le ; "What is that?" "Why, from an early hour, Fulvius cast on him a look of dis
379. CHAPTER CHAEITY. have catered, evidently of a different class." "Whose dwelling
380. very rich, and, it is said, very miserly old " But look! there come some more. b
381. g and cheerful girl, who i'd most kindly to him as she supported him. ! spiritua
382. noble lines of ancestry, and her family was not one of recent conversion, but h
383. the kind of you to come for me so early !" hundred and fifty years or more, bor
384. atural; but you, Cieeilia, are certainly an exception." " Xbt at ennobled thus,
385. never been hewn down, but had surfamily-tree, the stem had but vived repeated s
386. s through a whole i ; all ; this is only my way of showing selfishness." " How d
387. any times a day, and how many i a family remains untainted throi over bo surpris
388. his in of the Church, through old family SO Mons, long unbroken chains of tradit
389. the honors and the hopes of this family centred now in whoso name is already kn
390. dy known to our readers, Agnes, the only child of that ancient house. Given to h
391. lbalanced adjustment, which at the early age in which we find She shared her, ha
392. w. ; A GEOtrp of poor coming opportunely towards the door enabled Corvinus to ta
393. odesty of their deportment. sufficiently close to them to hear that each of them
394. Thanks be to God"). This was not merely a Christian, but a Catholic pass-word ;
395. , large personal additions to the family property. In general, of course, the he
396. se accunralations of wealth, the miserly parents must be putting by ; and conclu
397. at it was not a salutabut rather a reply but that Catholics employed it, because
398. by pious usage. It is yet heard in Italy on similar occasions. Corvinus pronounc
399. ge court, : Following the others closely, and copying their manners and gestures
400. at the end were tables piled with costly plate, and near them was another covere
401. eighing and valuing most conscientiously and beside them was the money which the
402. deacons of the Eoman Church. officially ; Kooms were set apart for lodging stra
403. repit, and the sick, under and evidently in authority, dressed in the garment kn
404. dopted and worn by the deacons, not only a! seen, in the house. generally stood
405. ot only a! seen, in the house. generally stood detached in the middle of the pas
406. nce the and resolved to wait for a folly or madness of such a course, share, and
407. soon saw several young men of peculiarly gentle manners, but active, ing the bus
408. rshalling the attendants, each evidently knowing those of his own district, and
409. and his two stout sons, who could hardly in their hot blood at this insolence, t
410. lood at this insolence, though they only showed it by scowling looks and repress
411. ike battle-axes against him. He had only one consolation it was evident he was n
412. us came up to him, and, thus courteously accosted him ; still it in our more if
413. uite a mis- The ; : Friend, you probably do not belong to one of the regions inv
414. tonished to see the stranger turn deadly pale, and totter as if about to fall, w
415. same position as they had hist met, only that, instead of a circle around him of
416. s by a multitude who Nor could evidently looked with preference upon his rival.
417. rving the graceful development and manly bearing, which a few weeks hod given hi
418. . " ing Corvinus, we are now quits; only, take care of your " promise. Fulvius,
419. porter, he found guarding the door only a simple-looking girl about twelve or t
420. on which had crossed his mind. cordingly, he thus addressed the little portress
421. ored ?" "Leave that tome," was the reply. The self-appointed porters gave way be
422. you a Christian ?" he asked her sharply. The poor little peasant opened her eye
423. he mildest tone Corvinus, are you really reduced to distress and lamed by some a
424. to that yet, I hope," replied the bully, encouraged to insolence by the gentle
425. er instructed and baptized. She had only arrived a day or two before, and was ye
426. a day or two before, and was yet totally ignorant of just died, Christianity. Fu
427. litude made doubt, you would be heartily glad to see it." " By no means, I assur
428. tell you the truth I came in here merely for a freak ; and I should be glad if y
429. ould be glad if you could get me quietly ; ; awkwardly situated as a crowd was m
430. f you could get me quietly ; ; awkwardly situated as a crowd was making Corvinus
431. hat he might commit himself unpleasantly. At this critical jnn< whom should he s
432. l jnn< whom should he see coming lightly across the court but the him feel as ;
433. ce. these young men, who would instantly obey, to take you as you are, barefoot,
434. Forum before his tribunal, and publicly charge you with what every Koman would
435. with his blandest smile and most courtly gesture, and thus addressed her " I hav
436. , not to dishonor me and mine so cruelly. My father and his house, not I, would
437. for my former injuries, if you will only be merciful." "Hold, hold, Corvinus, I
438. r, then, you speak to i of this assembly, /'m. uppor part of the ymriual, leadin
439. < Him is pledged my service and When ily he saw tli behind Sebastian, \vln- d, m
440. d and perplexed. The inspired look, ally, and pounced upon hi jiut with. He ;i<
441. rtun- from his girdle a small but deadly weapon, a steel ni;j ity he could ever
442. it i>\ not be called) to her, he boldly said, "It is of you I am speak- Sebasti
443. impatient it, tribune, for his cowardly assault," reof her absence, striding fo
444. limpse angry this gentleman has probably entered here by some of Corvinus, no lo
445. came both to the Fulvius, incurred only failure and shame what do you here ? wh
446. A1UTY RBTUKNS. torted Fulvius insolently, Sehnstiau had to use all his power of
447. ance, the work of the day went 'quietly on. Besides the distriFulvius, be not r
448. om the world.* Indeed we would naturally ing towards the young mistress of this
449. ordinary charity would be most naturally sir " with his mowt refined sarcastic t
450. red in its oil ha the secret, which only He " It is not good for either of us, F
451. ssal of the noble lady whom noble family publicly valued, sold, and, in their pr
452. he noble lady whom noble family publicly valued, sold, and, in their price, dist
453. and, in their price, distrihave grossly insulted has not sufficed ; I must be t
454. ght hand that gave them remained closely shroudhave this day made yourself amena
455. lity His bosom, into which these earthly treasures were laid up, to that I am ac
456. before us. When all follow it discreetly. that you Now, again I say, go in peace
457. from behind by an unseen, but evidently an athletic, who had succeeded Polycarp
458. o whom he hs thus addressed the assembly with Corviims, that had followed and wa
459. s not to have his 'e-ik Who much worldly possession know not; nor would I : for
460. ands of Christ's poor, into the heavenly treasury. "Accept, then, ns a sift from
461. n, whi preparing for us. And as the only return which is desired from you, join
462. in that familiar prayer, which we daily recite for those who give, or do, us go
463. yards, and Sebastian had compassionately stood before him, making himself as lar
464. ray him, when the whole of that assembly knelt down, the melancholy pine to Ital
465. that assembly knelt down, the melancholy pine to Italy what the palm-tree is to
466. knelt down, the melancholy pine to Italy what the palm-tree is to the and with o
467. d; and you have a faint idea of the edly large. Abundant food was also served ou
468. sed the edifying scene. It was yet early indeed many partook not of food, as a s
469. g canvas purse and chatted so cheerfully to him, that he was and scouring, trimm
470. ord, or sharper lash, makes most lightly, aud was soon lost to his sight. The ba
471. eemed many suffer, that perhaps one only may enjoy. At last the dusty roads beco
472. become encumbered -with every uncommonly full; so he counted carefully its conte
473. uncommonly full; so he counted carefully its contents, and found, to his amazeme
474. furu At the first opportunity, he slowly drawn by oxen, to the light chariot or
475. she had been playing running as lightly as if she had nothing heavy about her,
476. HE MONTH OF OOTOBEB. of October in Italy is certainly a glorious seahis heat, bu
477. OTOBEB. of October in Italy is certainly a glorious seahis heat, but not his Spl
478. Mrecenas or a Horace might respectively occupy even the Campagna of Rome is cov
479. as to one of these " tendereyos of Italy, "as Pliny calls its because forming it
480. f Solomon, he expands himthe most costly, though not luxurious, elements of comf
481. e If less powerful, his ray is certainly again. of which rose the roaring laagh
482. others the song or harp-notes of family then crisp slender tendrils, excursioni
483. ng his presence-chamber, ing cities only, still less from wanderers of Germanic
484. ors not from neighbororigin, provokingly to render, do unto us Kood Uiiugi." " B
485. T to HDv oneelsc, but at O7!co naturally >nt it. ;c !ly net down was an oprni'i;
486. c, but at O7!co naturally >nt it. ;c !ly net down was an oprni'i;; mi a by the g
487. heir home, sheltered, as it was, equally from sultriness and from i fi '" : ' ii
488. i '" : ' ii> ' would gr;tnd < apparently solid lu. flight of virtuous da moral t
489. ess. His daughter was, therefore, mostly alone, and enjoyed ed equally every clo
490. re, mostly alone, and enjoyed ed equally every closed deposit of moral kuov, a d
491. led in uiss;< kept at the villa, chiefly containing work:? on agriculture or of
492. ns of the season (of which she generally procured an intuition, than anyearly co
493. lly procured an intuition, than anyearly copy at a high price), was brought ever
494. wisdom, intellectual light, and heavenly privi!e.^i 8, thai * retreat just descr
495. ok down. am told, very amusing, and only just come out. It will Still more aston
496. of those trashy works, which were freely allowed to circulate, as It was true sh
497. of St. Justin complained, though grossly immoral, and n:. niind. while every Chr
498. turies, of love, compared with the daily ten thousand ones of hatred around her
499. r She waited a time, and hear." forcibly. Fabiola was astonished. watched her ma
500. was astonished. watched her maid eagerly, to see if she could discover in her Sh
501. ore and more seem indelicate, which only described by the pen a system of and sh
502. ch the pencil and the chisel made hourly visi pronounced impossible to love a sl
503. will not indii to commit them. her early history, especially as masters often ha
504. mmit them. her early history, especially as masters often had And, in the meanti
505. t is amusing to read young slaves highly educated to enhance their value. But sh
506. erself as a Still she could perCertainly. secretary and reader. " That ceive no
507. ot wickedness reqn.' po: ihle ? formerly allotted to her, she never seemed to th
508. s villa ; and even then it was generally on his way to some of Roman fashion, -w
509. t wonderful ;" ob^ her eyes were fixedly which . . you mainlaiu, for the If the
510. painful results will ensue. But if only the d action exist, to whom can there b
511. ut the nio: :d>le of the Olympian family ? Do you think they have anything to do
512. t of gods and goddesses, but of one only ; from the observation of One that know
513. ?" "He has no name but GOD and that only men have given like an eagle with a ser
514. th a calm intensity of feeling, silently watched the workings of her mistress's
515. the truth before her ; and she fervently prayed for this grace. At length Fabiol
516. to teach me." " But and manner forcibly reminded Fabiola of that and a blush ca
517. below it, even with an ivith constantly watching the actions, lions of creature
518. actions, lions of creatures?" outwardly virtuous life, is mere deceit, and posi
519. r flattered me in its disclose, not only the yet, Syra," replied Fabiola, the fo
520. a, the foul that harbors there; not only the smilingly; " do not begin now. But
521. at harbors there; not only the smilingly; " do not begin now. But you have throw
522. cial, it that as the distinction is only outward, is not to be put in comparison
523. put in comparison with that >d i bodily a the light : exists b ,.1-e that possi
524. posed, the watchfulness which uii hardly interest " And you at piv yet, when you
525. ilikeabri lamp in the midst of 8 up only a wilderness. What was the use of so mu
526. ne of those visits * used to be annually paid to the country, thai, .\v cs' ! He
527. ng above her intellect and this can only be by itsi ing softness. At length she
528. er wish to < of our hearts pass directly into the divine abyss of His." is there
529. But," pursued Fabiola, somewhat timidly, great act of acknowledgment, such as s
530. pposed to be, whereby He may be formally recognized and adored ?" Syra hesitated
531. sacred ground, never opened by the early, and dashed gaily along tli Church to p
532. er opened by the early, and dashed gaily along tli Church to profane foot. She,
533. oi " And could not I," still more humbly asked her mistress, the way, festooned,
534. sublimer act of homage ?" could scarcely be called, covered with box, arbutus, a
535. r, or a goat for Bacchus but where actly define; but when she had passed through
536. es reminded her, tli; villa had entirely lost one of its most characteristic orn
537. ing with gout. hale old man, courteously received her, and inquired K Only Himse
538. eously received her, and inquired K Only Himself." Fabiola shrouded her face wit
539. re true that he w:i looking up earnestly into Syra's face, said to her ing short
540. nto Syra's face, said to her ing shortly to Asia. At this Fabiola seemed grieved
541. I am sure that, after having so clearly described to me the ne d f r ne bad not
542. bility, under arhieh you must habitually ti' tB hoped it might be a false alarm,
543. , though I understand you not. As surely as every word of mine is heard, as ^he
544. s a truth which I have in which formerly nymphs and sea-deities disported, but v
545. rest of the day her mind was alternately agitated and calm. "Why, to tell you th
546. m brought under When she looked steadily on the grand view of moral life which t
547. were several pieces I wouid most gladly have purin, " chased. gion, whence she
548. w, ; and : v .v re- covered. le Not only sou Tiburtius mier, but .nashed, pulver
549. more gods than you or I ; so I summarily got rid lovely spot, where I remember t
550. you or I ; so I summarily got rid lovely spot, where I remember there was a beau
551. e found among those of your ances"Highly nattered!" interrupted Chromatius, with
552. s, but belonging to quite another family, so did I these precs to a higher conne
553. f the same imposture." most abstemiously in fact, almost starve yourseh " And "
554. the baker's or grocer's ?" " " Certainly," replied Chromatius, amused at her sha
555. and they who would go out, might equally say they But let a few people retire to
556. eror's palm to be borne trious, entirely removed from public affairs, and never
557. rld. Many were the palm-branches shortly to be vulgar curiosity to know all abou
558. em and there must gathered in that early Christian retreat. But we must here giv
559. ory of the demolition of Chro- needs fly about flocks of false reports and foul
560. this a matic " 'n ?" ! become, naturally, the great friend and frequent companio
561. ccount for it ?" is, indeed " I can only do so by that faculty of little minds,
562. their own so that, almost unconsciously, they depreciate whatever they feel to
563. ey dare aspire to." " But what is really your object and your mode of life here,
564. n of our higher faculWe rise frightfully early I hardly daxe tell yon howties. w
565. ur higher faculWe rise frightfully early I hardly daxe tell yon howties. we then
566. faculWe rise frightfully early I hardly daxe tell yon howties. we then devote s
567. e compatible with lentils, and th; early ; : d by Sebastian, that, if he would a
568. ing!" answered the judge; "so you really think that this may be a saving plan af
569. but already they have hint that possibly you are Christians. But this, 1 assure
570. ssure you, I have everywhere indignantly contra- "How so?" "Do not be li'-r alwa
571. felt would, at present, on " her fatally from any nearer approach lo the faith.
572. face as he dropped her hand, and hastily withdrew. Fabiola too was moved by the
573. re rcaehii. any Christian what is really held and done by that despised body ?"
574. d as anxious to have this letter quickly delivered " that it should reach my f s
575. e crime, ever to give myself a Certainly, I am most anxious chance of nearer acq
576. er acquaintance with them. " as speedily as possible." " " Then I fear I shall b
577. ible." " " Then I fear I shall be hardly able to serve you. I can Well, dear Fab
578. ve much altered my opinion of late. only afford to travel on foot, or by chance
579. by which you might know moment painfully struck by the contrast betwe; at that ;
580. ans," answered Torquatus, rather eagerly, can thereby better serve your noble i
581. i Fabiola handed him a purse abundantly RU; lit for his journey, but for an amp
582. if you knew of anyone going immediately to Rome. I have heard, from several qua
583. g Come into the library, and write early to-morrow morning. your letter the bear
584. ning. your letter the bearer is probably there." They returned to the house, and
585. had its continuation on that sheet. Only volume aside. ; which, on seeing a stra
586. of fine vellum, cut to a size, evidently for some book, lay on the table. One of
587. atius would seem placed op; . VEST early next morning a mule and guide came to t
588. either. He was, iu fact, returning only to the innocent enjoyn> the imperial ci
589. whose resolutions they aud lie earnestly, and probably sincerely, promised he wo
590. ons they aud lie earnestly, and probably sincerely, promised he would. Others, k
591. ud lie earnestly, and probably sincerely, promised he would. Others, knowing his
592. hed! Poor moth! he imagined he could fly through that flame, and have his wings
593. a narrow overhung defile, when suddenly he found himself at its opening, with a
594. an living on the coast of southern Italy. One night, M he found that his father
595. is guide at its bridle, proceeded slowly along the straight which led to the gat
596. r, had set him and began to pull lustily toward them; but h:> v iirney. to find
597. ng, he flung up his arms ! fran! ie'illy; and n sea-bird him en tho i, in the *A
598. i, in the *A win TllK V11UIHU1 was only a few times longer than itself; and ho
599. piritual pel-will lie drawn on gradually destruction? are my present thoughts, b
600. ing to a town before them; and presently the mule was sliding along the broad >,
601. ss by his guide, who was paid handsomely, and retired swearing and be sure, as m
602. o which we became acquainted at an early period of our history, among the rich,
603. erful at first, and had proved eminently successful. But finding a persecu- fair
604. a not so ?" cipal inhabitants. "Exactly." brother; and as such he talked freely
605. ." brother; and as such he talked freely with him of his past adventures and his
606. and your friend, too, It was still early when Torquatus took hia leave, and, Cor
607. get struck b\ Albau hills. rode on gaily between the lines of tombs, which broug
608. aying no tricks w>ih you I But, com. ily she were out of my house. good humor, "
609. e out of my house. good humor, "I really thought you were struck b, CHAPTEB XIX.
610. . ; . ; THE FAL1/. ToHQTTATns, elegantly attired, proceeded house of Fabius, del
611. he present state of his purse and easily found one. Fabius, we have said, did no
612. e fact was, that the country, and rarely visited her there. he had no love for g
613. mbling ami loose conversation, generally In- followed his sumptuous eutert i am
614. u moment's look, 'thcr. temple earnestly coriv be advan<-d town;-'!-; them but w
615. mid a testy old gentleman was evidently hesitating, whether he should not knock
616. of rare exivlleucv flowed so plentifully, that almost all observer has had the o
617. , when, after a long fast, it sees a fly, IT, for one, kept himself cool. plump
618. ers' blood, approach its net, and keenly watches news from the East cauie into d
619. their author but he charged as certainly it is of his feelings. To get hold of a
620. , he was sure, was one, if he could only manage him. n to see that, before many
621. his readiness The guests were generally inclined to gore the stricken deer; to
622. was vexed at their supposed pro- teously "I fear, I spoke inconsiderately, in dr
623. teously "I fear, I spoke inconsiderately, in drawing out gress this man thought
624. other chamber, where we can talk quietly together." So saying, he led him into a
625. e could,' said one. k off, unconsciously, a cup of wine. us, and would destroy u
626. hed forth his hand, as if about to reply, but drew ' " it back. " But what is in
627. ew ' " it back. " But what is infinitely worse is, their maintaining such antiso
628. of an ass's head," Torquatus now fairly writhed and rising, arm, when Fulvius,
629. his tlesli and blood, at every assembly. The arm descended on the table, with a
630. 'd a third. ; h:;d lifted his : But only Cora, oommissatio, or drinking-bout. en
631. d by Fulvius, followed. On a beautifully inlaid table were dice. Fulvius, after
632. Torquatus with more liquor, negligently took them up, and threw them playfully
633. y took them up, and threw them playfully down, talking in the mean time on " Dea
634. its prey. Torquatus's eye flashed keenly, his lips quivered, his hand trembled.
635. viuus occupation," said he indifferently ! : ; : ! here will give you a chance,
636. ; : " It must be very low indeed, merely for recreation for I " have renounced g
637. trifling stakes, and Torquatus generally won. Fulvius made him drink still, from
638. ere you the person," he asked, lookbully, the big brute. " who struck that nico
639. and you dare not face them. I have only to let that bully that big brute,' as y
640. face them. I have only to let that bully that big brute,' as you called him, but
641. ch won and lost but Fulvius had steadily the advantage and he was the more col:
642. apsed into his capital sin, and scarcely felt remorse. Forum ? " The fallen man
643. chair. bed his eyes, and saw it was only Corvinus staring at him. All his skill
644. n "What you like," said Torquatus, "only neither of those was wavering grace had
645. apparel, ay, tered in, all that was holy, all that was good, departed. At length
646. and money to play with, if you will only do my bidding." "And what is that?" win
647. a phrenzy, after he had drawn frequently upon the "Rise to-morrow, as usual; put
648. se itself upon the table. Fulvius coolly opened it, emptied it, counted among yo
649. to him, with a stolid look, and faintly answered, "Neither." " Come, then, what
650. Fulvius drew the money glanced silently upon their spots. towards himself ; Tor
651. ches, I hear Corvinus pacing impatiently up and down the court. Quick! which is
652. and he burnt for revenge. Fulvius surely the worst. promised to find out where h
653. . " Begone, begone," exclaimed piteously the tortured sinner. But it was in vain
654. float up and down he was sick hopelessly lost. You are a beggar; to-morrow you m
655. and his heart was beating almost audibly. Shame, reyour bread. You are an outcas
656. r of your money into my power completely. " of (and he showed him Fabiola's purs
657. 's purse) your character, of I have only to let your fellow Chrisof your lif e.
658. FLICT. hand and smiled; there was hardly a word rightly spelt, 01 a part of spee
659. smiled; there was hardly a word rightly spelt, 01 a part of speech correct; ind
660. from the dead, both most conventionally drawn with charcoal on a board; a sketc
661. charcoal on a board; a sketch evidently for a more permanent painting elsewhere
662. d These varied occupations in one family might have surprised a modern, but they
663. ul visitor; he well knew that the family belonged to the honorable religious cra
664. note of preparation has been distinctly heard. the lions near the Amphitheatre,
665. of the New Law. The Church, ever calmly provident, cannot neglect the many sign
666. ry for it. From the moment she earnestly begins to arm her- meeting self, we dat
667. t. It is the com- mencement It extremely probable that the duties of this office
668. ied on under one direction, and probably by some body associated for that purpos
669. in the same place, t We can thus easily understand the observable in the catagr
670. of combs. But the fosaorc9 had evidently u higher office, or even jurisdiction,
671. a young man, not unknown to us, closely muffled up in his cloak, for it was dar
672. y of the Forum. As vice is unfortunately too often linked with poverty, the two
673. ng in the street; and being particularly struck with the cleanliness and good or
674. , he It was opened by an old man, boldly knocked at its door. whose name has alr
675. massive head; his features were strongly marked in deep melanwas choly lines, an
676. e strongly marked in deep melanwas choly lines, and though the expression of his
677. of his countenance calm, it was solemnly sad. He looked like one who had lived m
678. uH." witness on the purchaser's Possibly the last named was the ud Severus on th
679. suppose did not become rich, especially as left We glyptic art; his I " " From
680. sessor. d> i Pancratius rriptiim, rudely er the work yb before the flrst cemeter
681. ian's. " of work on which we will Ireely in draw. Holiltt<. tThe number, unfortu
682. aw. Holiltt<. tThe number, unfortunately, not inttiliitibie beinj? in Bipher. //
683. read or even known." "Well, I can hardly imagine that the superb mausoleums of s
684. ason for thinking thus?" How differently one would wish to treat a martyr's body
685. t jealous of his Did you bury him? early martyrdom. "Yes; and his parents had a
686. six " in times of persecution? " Simply because I would sooner commit to the be
687. e wicked And my rude record may possibly be read when tririch. umphal arches hav
688. es have been demolished. It's dreadfully written posterity the " My slabs of mar
689. terity the " My slabs of marble, hastily collected, and I engraved the inscripti
690. of sheets. "I remember it it, perfectly," said Pancratius, glancing over go to
691. ost sweet child, " whose death is deeply felt by its virtuous parents. Pancratiu
692. cription." " Is it otherwise?" Certainly, I have always thought it so. "Yes, nob
693. his head, trunk, and sight limbs nearly to the knees, were burnt to the very bo
694. Dionysius lleth here among the your holy prayers, the writer and the engraver."
695. and carver of thine epitaph, in thy holy prayers." "Amen," answered the pious fa
696. yers." "Amen," answered the pious family. But Pancratius, attracted by a certain
697. ed round, and saw the old man vigorously trying to cut off the end of a little w
698. d " " old friend ? said the youth kindly. does this epitaph Well, we were presse
699. Why of " young Dionysius It particularly affect you?" past, feel does not of its
700. on't you thiuk it younger than I. likely you may have to perform the same office
701. de to such a posHow the sibility. Surely my own time must come sooner. " old tre
702. s well know that the Christians annually consame more for their dead than the he
703. across the eyes) " to gather up hastily the torn flesh and broken t These terms
704. ch another youth, to wrap them hurriedly in their winding sheet, then fold them
705. or thirteen, black anil rharrcd chiefly at the head and upper parts, down to th
706. om which to the feet the bones gradually whitened. l>ni (.(-. richly clothed, re
707. es gradually whitened. l>ni (.(-. richly clothed, repose side by aide under the
708. will have to begin your work immediately,! suppose. Now, often as I have visited
709. .,,uH.tenes,forourcoming rouble Our holy Pope w i,l be t,u,,, ,ith the priests o
710. TI my BVS . IN . DOMINO youths, recently baptized, desire much to become acquain
711. ut him as about Tiburtius, who is really a gallant, noble Paucratius's fellow. T
712. e punishment soon caused his death. Only a trifle, indeed. But as I was going ea
713. trifle, indeed. But as I was going early to the cemetery this morning, I turned
714. shionable resorts ?" " Not " but exactly," replied the honest artist you are not
715. I had to show of duties, Lucina quietly passed her life. seemed to be attained.
716. ed to find in one corner, ai; that early hour this Torquatus in close conversati
717. was entered the said ; employment. Early in the morning of the appointed day, th
718. ministration of sacraments, particularly of the Holy Eucharist, during the perse
719. of sacraments, particularly of the Holy Eucharist, during the persecution ; and
720. o perform the sacred mysteries. The holy Pontiff chose for himself that of Calli
721. ief sexton, not a little, but innocently, proud. The good old excavator seemed r
722. cheery than tion, in tional and finally in " " but he r t True, Severus," retur
723. s," returned Pancratius, blushing deeply as yet in the faith, and is young proba
724. yet in the faith, and is young probably his old ; known ay Caraccllu'H. The per
725. subterranean for himself and hia family, that trust in the Lord." Lately found
726. family, that trust in the Lord." Lately found in thr and AcuilleUB. It is singu
727. hould be omitted in the name, one easily slurred in pronouncing it. tutatai t Si
728. urred in pronouncing it. tutatai t Silly was the f "11 age, but admission was ci
729. e surface will hav ; orders more briskly, or more decidedly, for the dr. a forti
730. ; orders more briskly, or more decidedly, for the dr. a fortified city committed
731. l at the Porta Capeua was and the supply of what he is seeking. And all this we
732. abounding around Homo, lint the assembly. The shadow combs are constructed on pr
733. bs are constructed on principles exactly contrary to all at his these. pointing
734. wo along the Appian road ; and at nearly two miles from the gate,* they entered
735. catacomb steps, dives at once, generally by a steep flight of they found all the
736. mself. What his reason was we may easily con; probably weary our readers to foll
737. s reason was we may easily con; probably weary our readers to follow the whole c
738. ersation of the party. Diogenes not only answered all questions put to him, but,
739. such objects as he considered peculiarly attractive. jecture. It would But we be
740. stroke of the pick-axe is yet distinctly traceable. When you have reached this d
741. h the sides, often so narrow as scarcely to allow two persons to go abreast. The
742. dors. To be lost among them would easily be fatal. ; ; And which we have conduct
743. not constructed, as the name would imply, merely to lead to something else. They
744. tructed, as the name would imply, merely to lead to something else. They are the
745. one above the other. They are evidently so made to measure, that probable the b
746. narrow cell, the front was hermetically closed either by a marble slab or more
747. ther by a marble slab or more frequently by several broad tiles, put edgeways in
748. them. And now the reader may reasonably ask through what period does the interm
749. in the it is ; The history of the early Christian cemeteries, the Catacombs, as
750. ies, the Catacombs, as they are commonly called, may be divided into three porfr
751. ch is being commenced. We have generally avoided using the name of catacombs, be
752. is not so, however name : of those early Christian Borne might be said to be sur
753. s in number, each of which was generally known by the name of some saint or sain
754. ^ The meaning of this word is completely unknown though it may be attributed to
755. . We will try to content him, as briefly as possible. There is no evidence of th
756. was still cemetery, anywhere anteriorly to the construction of catacombs. Two p
757. model of our resurrection we familiarly call the underground excavations versy.
758. ed the catacombs to have been originally heathen .excavations, made to extract s
759. ria, accurate F. Marclii, has completely confuted this theory. The entrance to t
760. hristian cemeteries. and so occasionally are the Christian cemeteries. But a mor
761. fic and minute examination, particularly made by the and speaks of our being bur
762. ian's. The older Purta Capena was nearly a mile within~tne AJ Ad Xymphat, Ad Urs
763. ame of cemetery suggests that it is only a place where many lie, as in a dormito
764. ound awake them. Hence the grave is only called "the place," or more technically
765. called "the place," or more technically, "the small hornet," of the dead in Chr
766. t St. Cioeilia's tomb. Tonned apparently of a Greek preposition and a Latin verb
767. e planning <>f <>!' These two the lastly, but must have been custom of burning t
768. paintings, yet remaining, of their early origin. Their symbols, and belongs to a
769. Cavalier De Bossi, about from the early bearing consular dates, through every p
770. ind the sepulchre again, pebble probably coin, a ; press plaster, was left. Many
771. s left. Many of these objects especially where no inscription continue to be fou
772. re the coin, or, to speak scientifically, ; the medal, has fallen from its place
773. t and clear in the cement, which equally gives its date. This is sometimes of Do
774. is sometimes of Domitian, or other early emperors. with It may be asked, wherefo
775. piety, there is certainty one constantly recorded on sepulchral inscriptions. In
776. eaths, thousands give us the very supply in the hopefulness of. day of it, on wh
777. which they died, whether This is easily exbelievers or in the assurance of mart
778. with Diogenes and his sons*, were lately found to both orders of the inscription
779. tions of later ages.* "f the l>ok hardly knows the importance of these iiulii'ii
780. had seen. there but natural Accordingly First, commodious entrances, with easy
781. e opened to admit light and air. Finally, basilicas or churches were erected ove
782. erected over their entrances, generally the leading immediately to the principa
783. ances, generally the leading immediately to the principal tomb, then called at c
784. . The pilgrim thus, on arriving the holy city, visited each of these churches, a
785. ne, and so on to others, perhaps equally objects of reverence and devotion. Duri
786. consisted of what was called familiarly the oil of a martyr, that is, the oil,
787. e top, stands beside a monument probably . less fortunately for us than for thei
788. e a monument probably . less fortunately for us than for their untravellod neigh
789. different rounds, yet agree marvellously in their account. of Uio places of sepu
790. e which had been broken across obliquely, from left to right, with the following
791. f the sepulchral inscription of the holy Pope Cornelius that probably his tomb w
792. of the holy Pope Cornelius that probably his tomb would be found to hold the lam
793. he saints, is displayed most beautifully in an incident, related by St. Gregory
794. p the entrance, and from above, probably through the luminare, or ventilating sh
795. the congregation alive, as the two holy martyrs had been before them. The place
796. this hallowed spot, pilgrims were merely allowed to look at it, through a window
797. pened in the wall, so as to see not only, the tombs of the martyrs, but also the
798. were being made for oblation of the holy Eucharist, there were still to be seen
799. lead at once to a wider space, carefully secured by brick- work of the time of p
800. where it had been deposited, and exactly tomb, thus : fitted to it ; and both co
801. ry of Callistus be. cause, while ac'mlly writing this chapter, we have received
802. St. Anthems, in one chapel of the newly-ascertained cemetery of Calliatus, with
803. this authorship traceable ? Very easily. Not only do we know that this holy pop
804. orship traceable ? Very easily. Not only do we know that this holy pope, already
805. sily. Not only do we know that this holy pope, already mentioned, took pleasure
806. vered with an inscription, of which only the left-hand end remains, the rest bei
807. 2fl. ap. March], p. Rl. One would apply St. Damasns's epigram on these martyrs
808. ted means, they are going systematically to "Damasiau." The fragments of this ma
809. ith glories round their heads, evidently of Byzantine plored. To secure these go
810. bought vineyards and fields, especially at Tor some letters Maraucia, where the
811. Callistus. were effaced, which we supply in italics as follow The French emperor
812. inscriptions, upon the catacombs a truly imperial undertaking. It is time, howev
813. wo martyrs on the same day, might easily be led to supat the saints, under the g
814. ; : ; : ; : deposited together. Finally, of the tomb, stands a truncated column
815. shments for the productions of the early ages. The difference is so immense, tha
816. e is so immense, that we might as easily blunder by taking a Rubens for a Beato
817. , were destroyed, or fell to decay. Only those remained which were fortified, an
818. h were fortified, and could ; these holy cemeteries, When the Lombards, and by D
819. as, taper in hand, they have been slowly walking through a long straight gallery
820. s, and, of course, lectures, embodyfully ing what we have put together in our pr
821. Torquatus looked ; around him anxiously. "I " how wonder," he said, many turns
822. " A great many," answered Severus, drily. " How many do you think, ten or twenty
823. hom we the city above. " have frequently named with honor, should have re-discov
824. ther a wine-store. One is, most probably, that built by The earth washed down, P
825. mps those little earthen ones, evidently made on purpose for the catacombs, of w
826. use, and now with another, he constantly stopped, and scrutinised particular spo
827. are two more similar portraits; but only one name can be deciphered, that of St.
828. d themselves in a square chamber, richly adorned with paintings. "What do you ca
829. red Diogenes; "sometimes they are merely family sepultures, but generally they c
830. genes; "sometimes they are merely family sepultures, but generally they contain
831. merely family sepultures, but generally they contain the tomb of some martyr, o
832. ard it; but I know it well. It is surely one of the glorious privileges of marty
833. od offered upon one's "Perhaps my oently baptised, may CMUltW." " Chamber?. THK
834. sked " T HOC uolhi Torqunttis, languidly a figur fant in a small temple 'it." an
835. small temple 'it." and anothei "Exactly," mid Severn;; "tliatiw the w;;v ; ; ;
836. n, Diogenes, explain them systematically to my " I think I kuow most of them, bu
837. scholar," replied the old mini, modestly, "but when one has lived sixty years, m
838. oves them more. All here have been fully initiated, I suppose ?" he added, with
839. answered Tiburtius, "though not so fully instructed as converts ordinarily are.
840. fully instructed as converts ordinarily are. Torquatus and myself have received
841. down, and playing sweet music, not only to his own flock, but to the wild beast
842. so?" asked Torquatus, rather impatiently. Severus turned to Pancratius, as the b
843. e meaning in the worditst-lf its readily ; forming the beginning of words, so as
844. , Torquatus," replied Pancratius, gently, and a favorite one. The use of Gentile
845. this ceiling, and they belong generally to a very ancient period. And so our Lo
846. ch side, too, you see a person evidently sent by i ; tion of the same " subject.
847. iburtius "it is that of a man apparently Is that meant to in a chest, with a dov
848. em of regeneration by water and the Holy Spirit and of the salvation of the worl
849. e fold. One on either side is apparently gi\ in^ no heed to their words, but bro
850. eed to their words, but browsing quietly on, while one is turning up its eyes an
851. n. of Him God, Kain is falling copiously on them ; that is the grace It is not d
852. and similar paintings, to belong chiefly to the time, when the Novatian heresy s
853. ed Torquatus, car he was losing time. ly; for he thought "It was, and indeed is,
854. tus, saw the blood go and come violently in his countenance. : " and eternal res
855. y?" asked the traitor, confused. "Surely a dreadful one," replied Pancratius, "t
856. r huge the mass, of his crimes, on truly repenting, may receive forgiveAnd. ness
857. fic, populotque BUGS The word is usually given in Grvek, and Christ is familiarl
858. given in Grvek, and Christ is familiarly called the Carmine propitiata fovet." "
859. ho arched tombs were BO called. A homely illustration would be an arohod walled
860. e a to f;tll i said Torquatus, evidently moved, "that one Christian, and receive
861. tter I'rom Tii another world; she hardly knew of what.olmvarli T. She to li aru
862. o li aru mure about them, but she hardly durst inquire. Many visitors called the
863. an effort at cool ness, "It is certainly a consoling doctrine for those that nee
864. e life was like her own, philosophically correct, and coldly virtuous, came; and
865. own, philosophically correct, and coldly virtuous, came; and they talked togethe
866. a long visit, aud spoke very charmingly on the sublimer views of the older scho
867. hty Roman lady should turn instinctively to her Christian slave. And so it was n
868. e to her mistress; but she was perfectly calm, as she looked up from reading. "T
869. t villa, on the back of a note, probably by mistake. drive it out of my mind, wh
870. young friends will excuse us, especially as they will see the church in good tim
871. and in better " order also, as the holy Pontiff intends to officiate in it. 'I
872. ought to esteem you, for conduct exactly the refor hatred. few steps along an op
873. t, you come to the church. I have merely brought you here to show you :m arcosol
874. re represented as four, though generally we only reckon three, are adoring Him."
875. sented as four, though generally we only reckon three, are adoring Him."* All ad
876. eing how his good father had unwittingly supplied the information desired by Tor
877. generous forbearance to your " naturally impelled to expect." you know those wer
878. ng. city?" " I venerate both, most truly, Syra; but then "Bless me, child! what
879. ther, remarking, trouble yet: I strongly suspect him." In a short time they had
880. m I invited to dinner, telling me coolly he had that morning killed a minotaur,
881. es, say I." And Fabiola laughed heartily at the conceit. In the same good humor
882. a." representing our Lord "It ii usually dated, il us givn ill our title-pago. m
883. acinnatus ? Why leave it to h<;rues only, to do what we can do as well ?" " And
884. we can do as well ?" " And do you really hold this as a common moral principle ?
885. uity. Tl prefect* or governors of Sicily, luiiy, Spain, In addition t<> ti prese
886. ize and magnificence. It was beautifully situated on the Coelion hill, and on th
887. and her right hand to heaven, and slowly said, Fatiier, who is in heaven, who ma
888. time, overawed: then said affectionately j slope of hills on which, as on a couc
889. as on a couch, lay stretched luxuriously Alba and Tusculnm, with "their daughter
890. ing to oriental phrase, basking brightly in the setting sun. The craggy range of
891. e meeting in which his plans had finally to be' ad- planning to extirpate, and b
892. edit for loving a residence so admirably situated, through any taste for the bea
893. ; but the very idea adorned, or possibly the facility of running out of the city
894. on, but of relieve the monotony of daily excess. Gigantic in frame, with extermi
895. the religion first, with eyes restlessly rolling in a compound expression of to
896. t the emperor, on an ivory throne richly and before him were arranged his obsequ
897. stian, was leaning lished simultaneously in every province, and government, of t
898. raught with vengeance, would negligently against it on the inside, but carefully
899. against it on the inside, but carefully noted every thus hai g for a tune, in p
900. ch he sat, tims, and then burst suddenly upon them, discharging upon and which h
901. head of the religion h, and respectfully: "Again, Syra, you have conquered is su
902. nseen, you propose as the ordinary daily virtue of every one. Men must indeed be
903. Li government of the State, and equally powerful over minds as this. Formerly,
904. ly powerful over minds as this. Formerly, all acknowledged the emperor as suprem
905. sed up a divided power, and consequently bear but a divided loyalty. of the thei
906. o sit out the annoyance. eyed him keenly, burst into a hideous laugh, for the te
907. ousandth time, to an applauding assembly the and said: " I think he'll do. I Juf
908. e had afflicted their votaries by openly proclaiming, that they would utter no m
909. n ass's crimes, head, and inconsistently enough of being unbelievers, and servin
910. no God. These tales were all most firmly believed though probably their reciters
911. all most firmly believed though probably their reciters knew perfectly well, the
912. h probably their reciters knew perfectly well, they were but good sound heathen
913. refect, had nc idea you had such an ugly son. I should think he is just the thin
914. he man, who was considered to have badly served. So now go; and remember, that i
915. remember, that if your back most deeply studied the doctrines of the enemy, and
916. t who kept as errors, which would fairly crush them. his weight with his own sid
917. u his fellow-sophists. It was not merely that the tyrant not only of the Christi
918. was not merely that the tyrant not only of the Christians themselves, but of th
919. elves, but of their fore- knew not fully the cause. who, having come into Egypt
920. tolemy Fulvius had been sent principally to act the spy upon himself, >ued them,
921. nd he would build his argument entirely on them. This uade war upon every king
922. ll in the Forum, and even sacrilegiously whole to myself. Now jon may go." heads
923. hrill of horror ran through the assembly at this fcoital. be very general. It wa
924. ened his mouth to i confederate publicly addressed, as rudely as himself, in the
925. onfederate publicly addressed, as rudely as himself, in the following terms " No
926. ith my mother's milk; though, originally, they doubtless ccine from the l'u.,t."
927. ne from the l'u.,t." "They are certainly beautiful in the alistnrt," rem Fabiola
928. areful of others, blending so completely in one character nobleness and simplici
929. d to her the most finished type of manly virtue, one which would not easily suff
930. manly virtue, one which would not easily suffer by time, nor weary by miliarity.
931. life's book through, and close it calmly only when I have finished its last page
932. s book through, and close it calmly only when I have finished its last page." Se
933. lady," exclaimed Sebastian, emphatically. him at his late banquet, to characteri
934. so. I care not for glory, which can only be enthose epithets. joyed by an antici
935. e princi- sumption, racking me by slowly eating ulcers; nay, if you pal efficacy
936. and she promised to prevent the nightly excursions of her necromancer slave. Wh
937. ther did she fear arts which she utterly Indeed Afra's last soliloquy seemed sat
938. a's last soliloquy seemed satisfactorily to despised. prove that she was only de
939. ily to despised. prove that she was only deceiving her victim. But she certainly
940. deceiving her victim. But she certainly felt indignant at having been bargained
941. ile, that, well knowing how sufficiently she was already annoyed by the many can
942. nd you," replied Fabiola, good humoredly; "yon are a brave soldier, and you spea
943. : tin: sel- dom see it approach suddenly; stealthily, upon the weak. You no doub
944. dom see it approach suddenly; stealthily, upon the weak. You no doubt glorious f
945. you, after death, comes more mercifully, and are musing on a more front full sh
946. e the book of glory." "And do you really mean, that death, BO contemplated, woul
947. aims the approach Him who is celestially beautiful. " "And who is He ?" asked Fa
948. "And who is He ?" asked Fabiola, eagerly. "Can He not ; concerned." only done in
949. eagerly. "Can He not ; concerned." only done in this instance," replied the sol
950. or it is He who must reward us, not only for our lives, but for our deaths also.
951. true rewards 01 then begin." ! ! Surely you who had ever hated you, and sought
952. r hand to save or succor him ? Certainly I would. While God sends His sunshine a
953. sends His sunshine and His rain equally upon His enemies, as upon His friends,
954. stood on the threshold, and respectfully [ "A courier, madam, is just arrived !"
955. f " "1'ardon me, Sebastian " immediately. she exclaimed. "Let him enter The mess
956. bastian," she asked him, rather abruptly, " was it there that you learnt these F
957. she was unloos- bauds, she hesitatingly asktd, "From my father?" * "Ab .. srlll
958. t," was the messenger's ominous :\ reply. over it, . ciiught iiinl her bi r. shr
959. existence, or on a conch, nud delicately lii> rushed iii her in the hands of her
960. is way to Asia. He was more than usually all'ertionate; and when they parted, bo
961. and daughter seemed to have a melancholy foreboding that letter of i The s they
962. , where a party of good livers anxiously awaited him and where he considered him
963. corpse. his undivided wealth to his only child. In fine, the body waa being emba
964. up, pale, staring, and tearless, gently pushing aside the at tried to administe
965. eniaiued long a stupor, fixed and deadly, seemed to have entranced her the pupil
966. o had been called, uttered disI'urc'ibly into her ears the question: "Fabiola, d
967. d to enlighten it, and even but had only, in truth, reglorify it mained at the d
968. uished in the fcetid air for it had only discovered a charnel-house. And philoso
969. charnel-house. And philosophy had barely ventured to wander round and round, and
970. s nature. Spiritualised and free, lovely and glorious, it springs from the very
971. fancy sacred rendering also death a holy thing, and its place a He went into it
972. urn, and placed in a niche of the family sepulchre, with the name inscribed of t
973. and prayed all day, and were stealthily insinuating their dangerous principles
974. erous principles into every noble family, and spreading disloyalty and immoralit
975. ould hasten the i other cares mercifully roused her. The corpse arrived, and suc
976. mae, ,-y, lint Their meetings were early and late; during tin- .lay ho wag left
977. succeeded another. Fubiola hod to apply her vigorous mind to examine, and close
978. urse. Fulvii. exacted a bond. By pletely subdued. for every f;n \ CHAPTER IX. TH
979. ight's debauch, his utter ruin, and only means of escape. With unfeeling precisi
980. metery, determined to assail it, ; early, the very day after the publication of
981. om his piercing eyes and he would easily pick them up, one by one. He therefore
982. d If he remained faithful to his cruelly punished with death. compact of treason
983. sh," at last concluded Fulvius "an early walk, and fresh air, will do you good."
984. oor wretch consented and they had hardly reached the Forum, when Corvinus, as if
985. his password, he should behave perfectly like any Christian. Torquatus soon info
986. DECEMBER. read the history of the early Popes will have fact, recorded almost i
987. ll have fact, recorded almost invariably of each, that he held certain ordinatio
988. irst two orders were conferred to supply clergy for the city the third was evide
989. rgy for the city the third was evidently to furnish pastors for other dioceses.
990. s his tools it has just been beautifully fitted up. Here it is, and that grim ol
991. ation, still it is continued essentially for the Catulus, with good heart, showe
992. cord, that in his enthu- siasm he nearly gave Torquatus practical illustrations
993. for melting lead, and pouring it neatly into the mouth pincers, hooks and iron
994. ed Christians.* Torquatus was thoroughly broken down. He was taken to the baths
995. us ordinations which sent forth not only bishops but martyrs to govern other chu
996. on anotb for our purall the- data itally has put together described tho house of
997. cause in it lived the illustrious family of that name. The centurion whom St. Pe
998. m St. Peter converted! belo' this family: mid possibly to him the apostle owed h
999. nverted! belo' this family: mid possibly to him the apostle owed his intro\V< -
1000.t St. Peter lived and his fellowSecondly, in this pontificate came to Rome, for
1001.s time, and suffered martyrdom, the holy and learned apologist npostle, " Eubulu
1002.aristic sacrifice was offered originally in one place by the bishop. And even af of Home with circumstances peculiarly interesting. This Pope, then, did two t
1004.e part of the house of the Pudens family, and are those at which we have Novasai
1005.said that Fulvius and Corvinus met early one morning. tus and Timotheus were the
1006. Timotheus were the brothers of the holy virgins Praxedes and Pudentiana and hen
1007.they should be consecrated; and secondly, divided Rome into parishes, to tribute
1008.e house of God and the brated, was truly, to the Christian, in it, was consecrat
1009. an altar in to that time there was only one church with the Rome and no doubt h
1010.iating priest in terms that sufficiently describe the him bishop, or supreme pas
1011.r supreme pastor of the place ; not only by giving a title applied to bishops in
1012.the Lateran. It is related that the holy Pope Stephen (A.D. 257) and his family,
1013.y Pope Stephen (A.D. 257) and his family, with many baptised the tribune Nemesiu
1014.t, therefore, that Torquatus unwillingly consented to lead Fulvius, that he migh
1015.ame as in St. Justin. h altar has lately magnificently aecorateu. t , A p.ans St
1016.Justin. h altar has lately magnificently aecorateu. t , A p.ans St. 01 me offici
1017.for the administration :t. which is only r. stone's throw from Till-: ctll'HCJl
1018.virginity could b professed in the early Church, at of twelve, he would For cert, at of twelve, he would For certainly Imv quoted it.* t' . a handmaid of God
1020.inity was given by the bishop; generally on Easter Sunday. That first act probab
1021.n Easter Sunday. That first act probably consisted of nothing more than receivin consecration, years, riod, in of only twt'l'. Christ," was such by coiisecrut
1023.ever, that one order was not necessarily passage, or step to another ; but perso
1024.fied the spouses of Christ in their holy purjv by her more solemn blessing, t A
1025.eir hearts had oratory, which was mainly occupied by the clergy, and the candida others did around liiin. The assembly was not large. It was held in a hall of
1027.nt administration of these, nor probably was it publicly performed with the high
1028.n of these, nor probably was it publicly performed with the higher orders. Agnes
1029.g actions, blending itself so gracefully eye, with the simplicity of an innocent
1030.nd mild, chaste bridal-hour. She eagerly seized on the claim that comscarcely se
1031.rly seized on the claim that comscarcely seemed to betoken the possession of tha
1032.ief shepherd to the wolves was carefully We may easily imagine that a holy frien
1033.o the wolves was carefully We may easily imagine that a holy friendship had been
1034.efully We may easily imagine that a holy friendship had been avoided. The ordina
1035.On him who now stood facing the assembly, before the tirely left in her hands. I
1036.d facing the assembly, before the tirely left in her hands. It was evidently pro
1037.rely left in her hands. It was evidently prospering, owing to the prudence and g
1038.r father Tranquillinus, longed naturally who was ordained priest. Of these Fulvi
1039. death. They to bear the full-grown lily, this be their portion. entwined round
1040. keenest He glance. scanned him minutely, measured, with his eye, his height, de
1041. Syra's conversations, but she carefully avoided every expression that could rai
1042.e joint step. Thus far they could safely ask to be admitted at once to receive t
1043.i for obviqus reasons was kept carefully concealed. It was onK a day or two befo
1044.earned Thomassinus had known this lately discovered inscription, when he proved,
1045. keep therefore, " said Syra, soothingly, "don't be offended. " it quite a secre
1046. of In the great an lay bffore tk -fouly twelv to fret ready ? Syra gave her an
1047.orinthians on the superiand he feelingly deority of virginity to every other sta
1048.rnuspj at her unwonted curiosity, mutely the short ceremonial. " Wo.l now, one q afraid you are becoming quite worldly." 'Never you mind," replied Crecilia, "
1050.oor child's heart. braced affectionately aud parted. Cuecilia went straight to t
1051.s again bright and joyous, and evidently deep in conspiracy with the cheerful la knees before him, talked so fervently to him that he was moved to tears, and
1053. he was moved to tears, and spoke kindly and consolingly to her. The Te Deum had
1054. tears, and spoke kindly and consolingly to her. The Te Deum had not yet been wr
1055.body of the faithful had dispersed. Only those remained who had to take part in
1056. private function, or who were specially asked to witness it. These were Lucina
1057.she dates for this great honor, the holy Pontiff proceeded to bless the differen religious habits, by prayers probably nearly identical with those now in use,
1059.gious habits, by prayers probably nearly identical with those now in use, and th
1060. of her radiant raptures, gazing fixedly upwards while Syra, near her, was bowed
1061. a slight commotion through the assembly, as if something unex; had evidently re
1062.bly, as if something unex; had evidently retired with the pected was occurring." turned in a voice dear to both: Holy father, to receive the veil of consecra
1064.of consecration to Jesus Christ, my only love on earth, under the care of these
1065. earth, under the care of these two holy virgins, already His happy spouses." cr
1066. round him stood his ministers, scarcely less worshipful than himself. From the
1067.milar grace. all that was necessary only C'aecilia insisted that her dress shoul brought no wreath of flowers. Timidly she drew from under her garment the cro
1069.ion. Each as she came was asked solemnly what she desired, and its duties, expre of the Nomeutan way lies a gracefully undulating ground. Amidst this is situa
1071..iide after ; l>. i- Here was it a truly beautiful basilica, dedicated to St. Ag instinctive dislike. the three, newly consecrated should repair, to spend the day, for bi'ighter or fairer scarcely the summer sun ; everything in it breat
1074.lies. The rugged Apennines were slightly powdered with snow ; the ground was bar
1075.wdered with snow ; the ground was barely crisp, the atmosphere transparent, the
1076.ent pleasure ; but none owned her kindly sway so much as old Molossus, the enorm
1077.ife has ever given me fairer it can only give me one more ; fair." flattered, as
1078. done," she replied, as if unconsciously; " and this is his own precious day." "
1079. your affections." Agnes seemed scarcely to heed his words. : There was no ap- p
1080.She walked forward, but stopped suddenly on her sympathy. an instaut and again h
1081. you are trifling with one who sincerely brightness of heaven, hanging over her have been pleased to think favorably of me. and to express expectedly upon t
1083.vorably of me. and to express expectedly upon them, and anxious to find Agues al
1084.d away I I may now, therefore, seriously and earnestly solicit it. before she wa
1085. now, therefore, seriously and earnestly solicit it. before she was noticed, and
1086.e and fury, at having been so completely ments had turned the weak head of Agnes
1087.aecilia to task And she laughed cheerily, for the trick she had played them. as
1088.d bright, open, and guileher eyes mildly beaming, looked straight upon Fulvins's
1089.ake his rounds, giving and most minutely to the one whom h." had pi to the edict
1090. half-stupid with i ; would now probably find her cousin eli: :inil by herself.
1091. herself. She had come upon him suddenly, and had caught his last are you,'" ret
1092.nd to shield her from them. occasionally taking a long pull at a tiask coucealed
1093.iau forests and in the intervals muddily medibefore, but what he took delightedl
1094.medibefore, but what he took delightedly, a gentle little tap to tating, not on
1095. the present his teeth, muttered audibly emperor's throat, and sack the city. "
1096.y Haughty Roman dame thou shalt bitterly rue this day and hour. Thou shalt know
1097.sters to honor my poor dwelling I hardly dare offer you our plain by ; ! The day will indeed give us a Corvinus fully felt the importance of the commission i
1099.Nicodemia, Christian love-feast." kindly, father Diogenes," answered the Quadrat
1100.Pancratius and I have come But expressly to sup with you. not as yet we have som
1101.George, had torn down a and had manfully suffered death for his boldness. Corvin
1102.ppen in Home for he feared too seriously the consequences he therefore took ever
1103.her these were nailed to a board, firmly supported by a pillar, against which it
1104.ould meet the eyes of the citizens early in the morning, and strike their ininds
1105.rovisions than he knew the simple family usually enjoyed. They sat down and Panc
1106.s than he knew the simple family usually enjoyed. They sat down and Pancratius,
1107. pleasure," answered the old man. nearly since it happened,* and as I was older
1108.autiful youth to look at so mild tinctly. and sweet, so fair and graceful and hi
1109.arrnatians, and Ger- so soft, especially when speaking to the poor. How th. love
1110. moustaches, made them appear absolutely ferocious to Roman eyes. These men coul Roman eyes. These men could nc:ircely speak Latin, but were ruled by officers
1112.oo monstrous for them to commit, if duly commanded to execute it. A number of th
1113., or hew dov. ; met him, and so tenderly reproached him, just as a son n a fathe
1114.into a black ashy mass. been intolerably frightful in another. He had been first
1115.few years who on the Kick, and variously tormented, and he hod not utten d a had
1116.ful of ashes be scraped together, hardly enough to fill a and breaking over the
1117.a and breaking over the fire, and deeply scored with red burning gilded urn ? An
1118.n twitches which convulsed and gradually contracted his limbs; ashes, or in ruin
1119.contemplation of some gazed abstractedly on the expiring embers of the pompous a of his eye, that you would willingly have they looked and like brave soldier
1121.g the heaps of undear heeded slain. only a weak, imperfect boy. But do you not t
1122.Sebastian soon recovered, and had hardly the heart to reour trials, whatever the
1123.isand wounds. But as for me, I have only a willing heart to may. for he saw Panc
1124.or he saw Pancratius This view he gladly took " Is that enough, think you ? watc
1125.n, full of emotion, and looking tenderly on the youth, who with glishis hands te
1126.fter a hearty laugh, they sat cheerfully to their meal ; for it was not midnight
1127.s, Eucharist, was not arrived. down holy ! long absent; and just leave the door
1128.indness, in this arrangement, was partly, that reason for their being there migh being there might be apparent, partly to keep, up the spirits of his younger
1130. then took a worthy." Quadratus sturdily drew his chlamys, or military cloak, ar
1131. any thing of the two inquired anxiously young men; for he had got a hint of wha
1132.s. do. A quarter of an hour had scarcely elapsed, when hasty steps were heard ap
1133. door was pushed open and was as quickly shut, and then fast barred, behind Quad
1134.ancratius, St. "What?" asked nil eagerly. "Why, the graud decree, of iTu'leiithm
1135. lit' sun tin; lil:u:U l'.-ml, with only a few shreds of j>:uvh- the nulls; ami
1136.the edict disappeared ? Tell me directly!" "Softly, softly, Herr Kornweiuer," an
1137.disappeared ? Tell me directly!" "Softly, softly, Herr Kornweiuer," answered the ? Tell me directly!" "Softly, softly, Herr Kornweiuer," answered the impertu
1139.opose to pursue hobgoblins. And secondly, what was the use ? I saw the " the boa
1140. without giving the watchword." " Gently, captain, who says he did not give it ?
1141. yes, he came up, and said quite plainly, 'Komen Im- peratorum.' "* was written " The Dacian's eye flashed drunkenly again. "Well, tell me, Anninius, what s
1143. first, and began to chat quite friendly; asked me if it was not very cold, and
1144.returned the soldier, with a look of sly stolidity ; " as to that, we are pretty
1145.l-it ? ; that board. me " it?" " Exactly," interrupted Corvinus; " and why did y
1146.orvinus; " and why did you not do " Only because he wouldn't let me. I told him, the dead body of a Dacian, evidently murdered, was washed on the banks of th
1148.ened spot in the Forum, he had carefully examined the ground, for any trace of t
1149.cree. : CHAPTER XV. EXFLAUATIONS. fairly broken, crowds streamed, into the Forum
1150.ous every side, But when they found only a bare edict BO long menaced, Some admi
1151. a universal uproar. board, so generally reckoned cowardly others spirit of the
1152.r. board, so generally reckoned cowardly others spirit of the Christians, ridicu
1153.ers were angry officials he could hardly believe his own eyes. "How did it get t
1154.ich made Corvinua ask again more civilly, and then he was answered " He, or : Wh
1155.isked it out where you see it, as easily as I could cast a quoit a dozen up effo
1156.e day might be delayed. wert At an early hour the places of public fashionable r
1157.t was not done by violence, but entirely by witchcraft. Two women came up to tlv
1158.ica. A friend of mine, who was out early, saw the ladder up, by which he hod bee no such power in magic; and certainly I don't see why these wretched men shou must have, to remember so accurately the genealogy and history of that barba
1161.acred lives, they 1> that they have only to go to one of those priests, own the
1162.t, they consider themselves as perfectly guiltless. " ; " Fearful !" " Such a " against them. Fulvius had been keenly eyeing Sebastian, who had entered durin the conversation ; and now pointedly addressed him. " And you, no doubt, thi
1165.stian do you not ?" "I think," he calmly replied, "that if the Christians be suc
1166.f the earth. But even so, I would gladly give them one chance of escape. " " And
1167.cape. " " And what is that ?" sneeringly asked Fulvius. " That no one should be
1168.hristians."* 1 follows : seen him fairly leapt. the scarf in Fabius's house ? Be
1169.uppose such a tiling impossible for only written in blood. He had only intensity
1170.e for only written in blood. He had only intensity now to add to the power of ma
1171.ot vent in familiar would make a man fly in the air, it would be only necessary
1172.e a man fly in the air, it would be only necessary to "How long, O Lord! how lon
1173.up their power as you know, and properly energised by certain mysterious words,
1174.down again, would no doubt, when rightly It is that speakest thus, and methinks
1175. used, enable, or force, a person to fly up into the air. tuat tile Son of Go1176.n clay which, in man's hands, would only have through blinded the seeing. Let us
1177. mentioned that the sect came originally from and kind rebuke. Whither tripping
1178.ind rebuke. Whither tripping on so gaily on Chaldaa, a country always famous for
1179.metery Pray, times Simon Magus, actually in public flew up high into the that I" And she passed on singing blithely. But Sebastian begged air but his charm
1181.s." 'Then are all Christians necessarily sorcerers ?" asked Scaurus. it is part
1182.hey can bathe the bodies of "Necessarily; CHAPTER XVI. THE WOLF Df THE AJ TEK th
1183..* A great i privilege was, consequently, granted to the faitliful, at such time
1184., :md communicating themselves privately in the morning, "before taking othei fo
1185.lot, to i- puliluMtion. ' l( as speedily as possible another, though not so gran
1186.he office then performed was essentially, and in many details, the same as they
1187. in many details, the same as they daily witness at the Catholic altar. Not only
1188. witness at the Catholic altar. Not only was it considered, as now, to be the Sa
1189.e of Our Lord's Body and Blood, not only were the oblation, the consecration, th
1190. of peace a genuine embrace of brotherly love sobs could be heard, and bursts of, therefore, while it was still early, to the baths, where Fulvius, ever jeal
1192.the baths, where Fulvius, ever jealously watchful over Torquatus, kept him in ex
1193.he most important prizes, and especially the Pontiff and superior clergy, whom h
1194.uth clung to his father's neck, scarcely knowing whether that day might not seve
1195.oper quarter. Sebastian, after his early attendance on divine worship, unable, f
1196.rarius, as he had had himself rattlingly called in his anteLord Jesus Christ," s
1197.and an of getting possession of the holy Pontiffs person. This lie kindled ! ora
1198.ak to him in the This was most carefully and reverently folded, and laid in the
1199.e This was most carefully and reverently folded, and laid in the presence of oth
1200.iven to the poor, had she not studiously reserved it for such an occasion, and w
1201.ked, that was in charitable sufficiently to consider it necessary for him to tur
1202. the same quatus calla had been narrowly watched by the capsarius and his wife,
1203.y remarked bade her bear it, as speedily as possible, to its destination. There
1204.les from the But, in fact, he had hardly left the baths, when Fulviua received i
1205.d spot. He mounted his horse immediately, and went along the high-road while the
1206. all such excavations, for we can hardly call tin in 1207.ter of jealous discipline in t'.ie early Church. Often these subterranean church not devoid of arThe walls, especially near the altar, chitectural decoration.
1209.aggots. '! h.ilf-riii.i not ungracefully cut out of the sandstone, divided the d
1210.sembled in the r. This is very naturally supposed to have been the ; immediately
1211. supposed to have been the ; immediately made their arrangements. Fulvius, wil o
1212.onsisted of two large chambers, slightly separated by columns, in what we may ca was nothing to fear that the cowardly Christians would run before them like h
1214.oice again sang forth, but in apparently fainter accents " Si consistant adversu
1215.d the music has ceased. We are certainly appeared, "And look!" i i ered." "No da
1216.o] '.'.id uis sous, K. " That noise only comes from those old moles, busy prepar
1217.orquatus hud in o This was held steadily by an upright, immovable which thus rec
1218.oon obvious. As tlioy advanced, silently and :<>ly, along the low narrow gallery
1219.s. As tlioy advanced, silently and :<>ly, along the low narrow gallery, the resi
1220.d a third. as they approached stealthily towards it,it did notsppear conscious o
1221. Still, in its eyes ;" which effectually dimmed their light. Torqnatus kept at t
1222.d every mark which he had made carefully removed. He was staggered and baulked,
1223.per number, he found the road completely blocked up. The fact was, that keener e they were 1, they set to work lustily, shovelling the sand across the v and l
1225.which closed up the opening. ood, hardly suppressing a laugh as they heard their
1226. left, advanced a few paces, and totally disappeared. . ; it remained unmoved au
1227.nscared. At length, two got sufficiently near to seize the figure by its arms. "
1228.d therefore to ; ; the place of assembly, and delivered Sebastian's note ; addin
1229.or him, as his ; person was particularly sought for. Pancratius urged the blind
1230.en the party came forth, with their only captive, Fulvius Worried, heated in the
1231.osphere almost inflamed by was perfectly furious. It was worse than a total fail
1232.trance, they flung away He then suddenly he asked, "And where is Torquatus?" the
1233.gloomy corridor. From the mouths greatly. had been duped by his supposed victim,
1234.had on the first day of to destroy, only served to shed brightness on monuof tha
1235.and awful look, and said to" her sternly, " Look at me, woman, and tell me '. j
1236.passion, and i poor, ignorant, blind ily still, tlnii i would imagine, with him; was there, as the prefect thus kindly as she : :ied li >iw ies : v;ik the n <
1238.irst thought now, give np all this folly of the Christians, wh that had struck h
1239.t pursue. When alone in a kept thee only poor and blind. Honour the carriage wit
1240.m in discharge of a vow made in my early sickness, to the blessed poor and meanl
1241.sickness, to the blessed poor and meanly clad, and faro not martyrs Chrysauthua
1242.ia. They left me in charge of a daintily because by all these things I am the mo
1243.title of Fasciola, while Christ, my only Spouse." "Foolish girl !" interrupted t
1244.ittle; "hast thou lenrnt all these silly delusions already ? at stones cast down
1245.ore than all the rest, I thank Him daily and "God became my only Father then, an
1246. thank Him daily and "God became my only Father then, and His Catholic hourly wi
1247.nly Father then, and His Catholic hourly with all my heart." " How so ? dost tho
1248. " you can walk about the streets freely, and without They are not so, most nobl
1249. is to me what tho contrasts so strongly with all around. you know that ?" " I h
1250." I have seen Do you remember very early one sun is to you, which I know to be l
1251.features, nor my gaze on it dr>wn gently. " I love Him too much, not to wish to
1252.oo much, not to wish to aside by earthly visions. Oh, yes how could I deny it ?"
1253., come let me have no more of this silly prattle. Certainly He wanted no more hi more of this silly prattle. Certainly He wanted no more his suspicions were v
1255.e thee." " Pain ?" she echoed innocently. nothing, was certainly a Christian. Hi
1256.choed innocently. nothing, was certainly a Christian. His game was mode. She mus
1257.fter a pause, looking at her steadfastly, 'he said, you hurt by any " know whith
1258.;> my Spouse in heaven." " And so calmly ?" he asked in surprise for he could se
1259.countenance, but a smile. she was easily laid extended on its wooden couch. The were in a moment passed roun joyfully rather," was her brief reply. Having go
1261.un joyfully rather," was her brief reply. Having got out all that he desired, he
1262., most of the curious had left, and only a few more per- judge, with a sterner v
1263.e. " Neither torments nor death," firmly replied the victim tir-d severing remai
1264.s to exBlind. . not fear," was the reply. Fulvius, indeed, was pondering whether
1265.lind, tli poor, died for Christ. " It ly ?" "No; ; me called me Caeca,* and then
1266.r, still holding him fast. ; n^idontally, was advancing from r eauglit hold of h
1267.r features, and a sudden paleness, truly, a rack'n,;/ pain, through all " Let me
1268.ith me," exclaimed the judge, thoroughly " and makest We will try somelight of m
1269.ighted torch to her Here, Catulus, apply stronger. . sides."* A thrill of disgus
1270.gust and horror ran through the assembly, which could not help sympathizing with
1271. son. Had Corviuus come in his way early in the day, nobody could a crowd. A cri
1272.d the baffled judge in fury your "Humbly waiting your divinity's pleasure outsid
1273.told a rambling tale, which occasionally amused the emperor for he was rather ta
1274.hese . tKer's side round the en- b'iudly on, ho The Ul struck u; . M-oup. But as
1275.e kuife I found under head of the family. in life, the restoring where the edict
1276.t temners of the goda eyes more intently than ever, and went on. " You remember
1277.your hands the divided remnant of family you know where he is ?" " Yes, sire Tor
1278.o is this Torquatus ?" said eutreatingly, " Oh, spare me that, Eurotas for hi "H
1279.ature Prefect, send some one immediately to arrest all ward and honest these men
1280.o I care?" replied the emperor peevishly; applying them. Our lot is cast by the
1281.d sta: recital, and at last said, coldly, " cut in the sandstone, down to a lowe
1282.light before him, and running heedlessly, fell headlong down the ojienin: "How s
1283.he is a Christian. I can now necessarily either his companions had retired. win
1284.en about, till, consciousness completely returning, he r" it is the but could no
1285. engaged I cannot allow myself to be ply of tapers about him, and menus of light
1286., and on, entangling h; funds are nearly exhausted, and nothing is coming in. Yo
1287.hing is coming in. You more inextricably in the subterranean labyrii must strike
1288.hould come to some outlet. But by Surely, Eurotas, you would prefer my trying to
1289.d the for he had been fasting from early morning sud he v he had wan You know ou
1290. You know our compact. Either the family is himsi coming back to the same speedi
1291.t ends in and with you. about apparently for hours. At first he had looked negli
1292.ours. At first he had looked negligently It shall never linger on in disgrace, t
1293.e came the seal of the Church's motherly care stamped upon his place nl within, it. And Good Shepherd looked brightly down on him. But he would soon the last
1295.under an arch. While this was being only his grave was much larger than theirs ;
1296.ators, and whisit was as dark and lonely, and closed for ever. What else is pere
1297.moan; and staggering forward to the holy bishop's feet, fell It was some time be
1298.child." The Pontiff raised him up kindly, and pressed him to his " Welcome bosom
1299.ns hand Some refreshment was immediately tus would not rest guilt, till procured
1300.till procured. But Torqnahe had pubiicly avowed the whole of his including the d
1301.and the words of the strain were clearly n:iw a f;iint ; : O Lord, singular, y h
1302.he Goxil cax. It is we kumvu. especially from the writings tThe I ;^ace, in idip
1303.isit to the cemetery had been not merely to take thither for sepulture the relic
1304. to the Church to be sacrificed BO early and Se; lowed them now. Chromntius, wl.
1305.charge of a few faithful servants, fully to be depended upon, When the two messe
1306.v the same road us Tor- knew how eagerly it was sought. confirmed this, by commu
1307. designs, and the ordination. had lately trodden, to Fiindi, where they put uj.
1308.him his errand, and entreated him to fly, tionately. or at least conceal himself
1309.and, and entreated him to fly, tionately. or at least conceal himself. The "No,"
1310.rofession. I and my servant are the only two Christians in the town. The best Ch
1311.acts tell us he had been authoritatively It was to lodge the Pontiff where no on
1312.o be, and where no search could the holy but I have not a friend among my schola
1313.very palace of the Csesars.* Efficiently disguised, And they want even the natur
1314.e provincials; and I K ratus, was safely housed in the apartments of Irene, a Ch
1315. indeed, Cassianus, you must be My Early next morning Sebastian was with Pancrat
1316. he said, "you must leave Rome instantly, and go leading "Little or none, dear P
1317.joined him in his resolution to die only he had promised Sebastian not to expose
1318. "It must be a secret as yet." and early in the morning, rushed suddenly through
1319.nd early in the morning, rushed suddenly through the gates, "What, another secre
1320.o tell slave where he go," was the reply, in a your old master Cassianus at Fund guard." Pancratius looked up brightly again; he saw that Sebastian panions go
1322.gate, me " er; and before Rome had fully shaken off sleep, he and Quad- see no m
1323.ery two," exc'aimed Corvinus, thoroughly enn preparations. He had a chariot hire
1324.a curriago at full "Again that dastardly boy has marred my plans and destroyed H
1325.aster and fellow-student; and lie warmly by all; and Sebastian's letter of advic
1326.lint they were declined. Cor.dant supply of strength and cruelty, :.ird. He took
1327.ose children he had that day effectually demoralized, and 1 unmoved, master, anu
1328.orvimis, "we must go more systematically to work than this." .id reverted in tho
1329.dulged in the reminiscence of that early season in which others find but the pic
1330. him, and he kept lashing them furiously on. Divine Emperor Maximion, for you to
1331.passed the runners some way, when lantly forward. they heard a crash and a plung
1332.uld not speak. till morning, he placidly expired. The last rites of Christian se
1333.tes of Christian sepulture were modestly paid to him on the spot, for ;:ise was
1334.and their sufferings should have greatly increased, with the growing of a by the many of whom were men little The only recompense which Catiy engaged in makin their waists, were specimens of manly athletic forms. ' I must have those two
1337.r to wild beasts they will do charmingly. I ani sure ; And mind, keep them up in
1338.lash or stick in men of excellent family, but work like plebeians, and will go "
1339.Messed confessors, who were particularly venerated by them. a number of captives
1340.their guards and sistance, but generally in vain. At length they came near young they came near young men would boldly venture among them, and distribute one
1342.eble acand the bruises, which these holy confessors bore for Christ. This assemb
1343. of men, convicted of serving faithfully their tion. It was the confessor Saturn
1344. are Christians, they work so cheerfully." " I cannot possibily spare them at pr
1345.ork so cheerfully." " I cannot possibily spare them at present. They are worth s festival." carnate, is affectionately honored ? " From a distance Corvinus sa
1347.fficer, " I have none to spare. I Really," am obliged to finish the work in a gi
1348. composed it. He enumerated them readily then added, " You may as well so, if I
1349.for this though," said Corvinus, sharply and he turned purpose. The voice caught
1350.chambers, one below the other, with only one round aperture in the centre of eac
1351.strewing with broken potsherds this only bed allowed to the mangled Corvinus spr
1352.exultation, thou shalt not him instantly. This time at least, Pancratius, escape
1353.SON. IP a modern Christian wishes really to know what his forefathers underwent
1354.rary, some who returned to it so eruelly the catacombs, as we have tried to make subject, we would limit him willingly to one speci- and hence the Christian c
1356. of these, and some other similar, early the secretary or registrar of the court
1357.s of it though prisoner, and necessarily get the worst down to the immedi- the l
1358. seldom go further with him, than simply reitjournal of a culprit condemned to d
1359. the case of one Ptolomteus, beautifully recited by St. Justin, rative of Vivia
1360.imple how much more an affirmative reply, age, he would not hesitate in concludi
1361.annot do better than turn to that really golden, because truthful legend, or to
1362.anion stood before the judge wanted only three days to the munus, or games, at w, staggering and stumbling helplessly, they aid any perstruck by Ihe guards w
1364.truck by Ihe guards who conduct* cifully i kicks sons near enoTigh to reach them
1365.e whom you see. " Then turning to a holy priest, Lucianiu, venerable for his the
1366.t doctrine?" which we Christians piously hold, is to Maker and Creator of all th the conduct and looks .rod, anciently foretold by the prophets, who will come
1368.ary culprits. To the guests it was truly an of His infinite Didt.t/: this office
1369.e in one God. the "The Christians boldly took full u.ivanfagc of the permission
1370. and derest. Bervest to be more severely punished than the in the Let this Lucia
1371.agreed to offer They had been constantly attended on by the deacons, parsacrific
1372.Pancratius, and thus addressed ticularly Keparatus, who would gladly have joined
1373.ed ticularly Keparatus, who would gladly have joined their company. "And now, in
1374.ions of the Bread of life to feed, early in the morning of their battle, the cha
1375.the sign of the saving cross, and calmly replied, "I am the servant of Christ. H
1376.outh, hold firm in my heart, incessantly adore. This youth which you behold in m
1377.ry judge. "I thank thee," replied meekly the noble youth, "that thus I suffer so
1378.nt as was inflicted on my they were only distributed by the titulars, the office
1379.ay, that the hostile Rome were unusually excited by the commany Christian victim
1380.made it known that Fulvius had carefully noted all the ministers of the sanctuar
1381.ntence in the usual form. could scarcely venture out by day, unless thoroughly d venture out by day, unless thoroughly disguisei The sacred Bread was prepared
1383.ompanied tenance beautiful in its lovely innocence as an angel's, he the confess
1384. kind priest, filled they were gradually overawed by the dignity of their gait,
1385.selves, for they could perMy youth, holy father, will be my best protection. Oh!
1386.ds. He stretched forth his hands eagerly, and his entreaty was so full of fervor
1387.e Divine Mysteries, wrapped up carefully in a linen cloth, then in an outer cove
1388.hoti goest along; and remember that holy things must not be delivered to dogs, n
1389.vered to dogs, nor Thou wilt keep safely God's sapearls be cast before swiue. cr
1390.her than betray them," answered the holy youth, as he folded the heavenly trust
1391.he holy youth, as he folded the heavenly trust in the bosom of his tunic, and wi
1392.n his countenance, as he tripped lightly along the It. p. I pp. 219 MX! 146, Act
1393.rtym. ai. 66 FABIOLA; OR avoiding entlly the more public, and the too low, of a
1394.s approaching the door tress, The m> ily on die upon him, and were just seizing
1395.ome save one which it might be smilingly; " displeasing to thes to hear. " Then
1396.rusted to me a "lam open his thrice-holy trust, when they fell themselves pushed
1397.he bruised and fainting boy, as tenderly as a mother could have done, and in mos
1398. a kindled ence, as if bearing, not only the sweet victim of a youthful saclook, inheritance, hastened on, and shortly came met him and stared amazedly at him
1400.shortly came met him and stared amazedly at him. She drew nearer, and into an op
1401.all we get ments ago, so fair and lovely ? Who can have done this ?" " him?" sai on busican't, Petilius, now; I really can't. ness of great importance." "But
1403.ntreat you," said the poor boy feelingly, "do let me such thing," replied the ot
1404.hat you seem to be carrying so carefully in your bosom ? A letter, I for half an
1405."No The venerable Dionysius could hardly see for weeping, as he removed the chil
1406.took from his bosom unviolated, the Holy of holies and he thought he looked more
1407.eping the martyr's slumber, ing scarcely an hour before. Quadratus himself bore
1408.on of older believers and later the holy Pope Damasus composed for him an epitap
1409. will see it," insisted the other rudely; "I will know in the cemetery of Callis
1410. translated to the church of him roughly about. as an old inscription d 'dares.
1411.s. soon got round; and all asked eagerly what was the matter. St. Sylvester in C
1412.o have no effect. strength, was the only one that could have overcast, even Cuff
1413.ur, or an attempt to retaliate: slightly, the serenity of tian entered, and perc
1414.easant his purpose. but he unflinchingly kept " What is it ? what can it be ?" o
1415.k the other; had arrived, and as quickly divined what it was for Quadrainformed
1416.tus the deacon, who flew out immediately man, the same question, he replied cont
1417.same question, he replied contemptuously, ; ; ; ; ; turned on his heel, "What be
1418.earing the mysteries."* is it ? Why only a Christian ass, with a look of bright
1419.elligence. the guards, had passed freely Sebastian, being known to "Christ's sec
1420.gooprofanely bade hitn to di-play ; in, Fulvius, whi
1421. A heavy blow from a smith's fist nearly his only reply. tunned him, while the b
1422.blow from a smith's fist nearly his only reply. tunned him, while the bk-od flow
1423.rom a smith's fist nearly his only reply. tunned him, while the bk-od flowed frm
1424.i/tleria, LaO.n jjrovoro. Iqu ty, supply one oJ Lho oaroal, bat tbat result from
1425.S. and ont liin of, cif the prison daily its inmiih'H. ; cure I'll Hut now and b
1426. now that the time is come, I con hardly believe myself worthy of so immense an
1427.dent desire to die for Christ and lately you refused to give me your reason for
1428.e your reason for despatching me hastily to Campania, and joined this secret to
1429.on, which might tarnish, even as lightly as a breath does ; : : Do yon remember been disturbed, even in your a hardly dares to think is to be, in a few hours
1431.d the special glory, of dying for simply being a presumption. That I, a boy just
1432.nyet, Sebastian," he continued fervently, seizing both his you pelted and hooted
1433.amphitheatre, and unclose them instantly upon that one end, and will secure my l
1434. without fear of destruction up the holy oblation in the dungeon itself. The two
1435.he dungeon itself. The two youths surely, Sebastian, it sounds like presumption
1436.d Pancratius was indeed amazed. The holy to say, that to-morrow nay, hush the wa
1437.t that to-day, to-day, I shall painfully distended in the catasta or stocks, so
1438.ation. And then each one, more willingly must one at my age face it, when it put
1439.xtinguishes but the approaching devoutly, from his consecrated hand his share, t
1440.hideous beasts and sinning men, scarcely less frightful than they, and hushes on
1441.ess frightful than they, and hushes only the fiendlike of both How mystical food
1442.her sun has set, listening to the finely-tempered steel, the purity of your desi
1443.kind of you, dear Sebastian it was nobly ; kind. journey?" "If I had not sent yo
1444.u would have been seized for your boldly tearing down the edict, or your rebuke
1445.his court. You would have been certainly condemned, and would have suffered for
1446. ; nay, the very exception presents only a sublimer Here was a minister of God,
1447. Mysteries, it is true but that was only part of the action of the minister: whi
1448. all but act, completed in him. was only Christ's life within and without the sa
1449. ever viaticum for martyrs more worthily prei at ouce the others, like Him whom nnd tho Altar. niiiKl bo offered only over the relics of martyr --mitted to o
1451.d? when thy chariot was dashed furiously along the Appian way, did'st thou not h ; thy accursed steed which, purposely urged forward, frightened mine, and nea
1453.ged forward, frightened mine, and nearly caused my death ?" " last tune we shall we shall No, Corvinus, hear me calmly. It is the I was travelling quietly wit
1455.lmly. It is the I was travelling quietly with a companion speak together. toward in time: when thy strength was nearly exhausted, and thy blood almost frozen
1457.him to have overtaken him there was only niy will by which it entered, now beari
1458. It was my day of vengeance, and I fully gratiand pests of humanity issue from a
1459.ed thepulvinar, was reserved, and richly decorated for the dragged thee forth?"
1460.the straggle between them, Corvinus only felt himself withpress-room, where thei
1461.a attempt was made to dress them gaudily ered, degraded, before that as they had
1462.d, hung down his head, and spontaneously He cursed the games, the emperor, the y which they abhorred. During the early part of sneaked away. the day they rema
1464.en us and said, "Corvinus, / have freely forgiven thee. sired. who should fall u
1465.r, he was found by his father completely intoxi- day " I live now, not I, but Ch
1466.." (fal. ii. JO. cated : it was the only way he knew of drowning remorse. THE CH
1467. the lar.ittn, or - mid not approach. ly . 'the gladiators, entered the room, an
1468. the room, and BUI. forward, one, ano ly embraced entered the arena, or pit of t then brought or the diforward, singly or in groups, as the people desired, So
1470.llov " Provoke him, thou coward '. -.-ly. roared out, still louder, the emperor.
1471.Take that amulet from while occasionally three or four were successive- commande
1472.m thee, or it shall be done more roughly let loose, without their inflicting fur
1473.ut their inflicting further torment*, ly for thee." fessor was then either reman
1474.charm that with despatching him. sweetly through the hushed amphitheatre, prenti
1475.tanding on one side, with a lady closely enwrapped bemantle, and veiled. He at o
1476.her, and taking her hand, affectionately kissed hour." me, dear mother," he said
1477.y child, of thither, made I I now humbly make; gloriously the same confession wh, made I I now humbly make; gloriously the same confession which and man, I Ch
1479.hrist, God Do not take from me this only legacy, life. gladly give my which I ha
1480.e from me this only legacy, life. gladly give my which I have bequeathed, richer
1481.ancratius had wrought upon that cowardly herd their mercy more felt it, and his
1482.augh ? He looked behind, and caught only a glimpse of a fluttering cloak roundin
1483.een weaving that Sebastian was certainly a Christian. Pancratius soon stood in t
1484.oss, and praying to God most attentively, with a fixed and uutrembling heart not
1485.about, frisked and gambolled noiselessly All its feline cunning and cruelty it c
1486. thoughts, as not to heed the apparently movements pieces. yet, and closed by so
1487.frantic, as they another rare-ring madly round him, roaring and lashing its He s
1488. to attack him except its breast, slowly advancing one paw before another, ing u
1489.tened, enriched, and blended inseparably with, that of his father, which Lucina
1490.ost thou mean, booby?" asked impatiently the ty" rant. Speak at once, or I'll ha
1491.nor. The persecution now increased daily victims. especially the its fury, and m
1492. now increased daily victims. especially the its fury, and multiplied its Many w of Chromatius's villa, rapidly fell. The first was Z6e, whose dumbness
1494.her head over a smoky tion, could hardly when calm express himself in decent Lat
1495.composed of broken was taken, repeatedly tortured, and beheaded. Tran- sentences
1496.te he was now Zoe's crown, prayed openly at St. Paul's tomb, he was taken rent o
1497.ched him with every crime, and summarily stoned to death. His twin sons suffered
1498.uperation. former companions, especially the gallant Tiburtius, who was on which
1499.r in nis bosom, a now beheaded,! greatly facilitated this wholesale destruction.
1500. a scorpion, an evil demon ; aud he only wondered he was still builder who saw h
1501. officer stood the volley, as intrepidly as ever herd who beheld his flock borne
1502.ral on the battle-field, who looked only to the victory ; he had borne the enemy
1503.laim more above. He sometimes sat lonely, or paused silently, on the spots where
1504.sometimes sat lonely, or paused silently, on the spots where he had conversed wi
1505.nscious virtue of the amiable and comely youth. But he never felt as if they wer
1506. with a cold reception. bearing silently the muttered curses of the royal brute, curses of the royal brute, he boldly advanced, dropped on one knee and thus
1508.egions. and they will give you willingly the other half." " "I Folly and madness
1509.ou willingly the other half." " "I Folly and madness !" returned the sneering sa
1510.his must not g. All must be done quietly at home, or treachery will njnvad. Here
1511.ion. But Sebastian was to be differently dealt with. " Order Hyphax to come hith
1512.arance. A bow of immense length, a gaily-painted quiver of arrows, and a short b
1513.aith As to Ziie and the for she had only returned the others, she had heard noth
1514.well done, " said the emperor. Perfectly, sire," replied the dusky chief, with a
1515.e were going to fall on some one closely bound to her by showed another set of e
1516.e with a light. It was Alia, 39!!, denly on a hooded asp or a scorpion's nest, h
1517., and what he meant to be a smile; "Only that Sebastian is going to be shot with
1518.g to be shot with arrows toit was hardly an earthly one. morrow morning. What a
1519.t with arrows toit was hardly an earthly one. morrow morning. What a pity he was Sebastian to your quarters; and early to-mor- youth :" row morning not this e indeed of Adonis, and you will slowly shoot him to death. Do you know that he
1522.ow that he turns out to be one of Slowly, very astonishing. mind; none of your f
1523.ind, silence; or else " once. "Certainly not, if you so wish it; I suppose his f heart. Sl.r felt as if she personally were about to suffer a loss, as if ! ;
1525.indifference to you, madam. It certainly is to me. CHAPTEB XXV. '"Hi RESCUE. IN
1526.rst time, and fixed her eyes searchingly on her n He won't be the first officer
1527. what can she do ?" Still ! was secretly a libertine ? Impossible, too Yes, this
1528.he asking; and had acted most generously, and most delicately towards her. He wa
1529.ted most generously, and most delicately towards her. He was what he seemed, tha
1530.his because he was a Christian. She only saw the problem in another form; how co leaped up, as she replied, "Certainly." The servant put her finger to her Up,
1532. for them ?" "They shall be binding only, if twenty-four hours after the executi
1533. ; "I ; of being a Christian ? variously in her mind, in vain. Then it came Perh
1534. a moment." "There is no hurry," quietly replied the slave, as sne completed, un
1535.uritauian quarters, and went in directly to ti " Your etery body charges them wi
1536.wrmt, TnVmln," he ; : nil retiring early vu i*st; L said, "at this hour? :' but
1537.and now that all was hushed, he silently rose, - " Wllllt is it about?" , " A li
1538.or his is is no The soldier who suddenly prc] declares himself a Christian, bend
1539. not think it to-morrow. See how soundly he uot do BO bettor, if he were going t
1540.r I never "That " That " secured." ondly, a dowry, a is good dowry, mind; wanted
1541.t, that as he had faced death intrepidly for his earthly sovereign on the battle
1542.d faced death intrepidly for his earthly sovereign on the battle-field, safe too
1543.d, safe too. HOT much " Excellent faiuly not lesa than three I bring thee six hu
1544. pounds."* so he should meet it joyfully for his heavenly Lord, in thou robbed?
1545.should meet it joyfully for his heavenly Lord, in thou robbed? ss ? when; didst
1546.ating boughs form softer hymns, the only ones that earth could utter in its wint
1547.! reported as dead." " And iH he finally recover?" " His fellow-Christians will
1548.their aim. And he offered himself gladly to their sharp tongues, hissing as the
1549.ppeasing of His wrath. self particularly for the afflicted Church, and prayed th
1550.s thoughts rose higher, from the earthly to the celestial Church ; soaring like
1551.r bargain. Six hundred pounds given only on this condition. thrown away!" And sh
1552.go. "Stay, stay!" said ityptrix, eagerly; the demon of covetous"Let us see. Why, into his Yet heart, which could only be passive, and receive the gift. in it
1554.en two guards, he was slumbering souadly by the wall of the court. Fatigued with
1555.side to receive it. Among he could fully depend on secrecy. court o Sebastian wa
1556.secrated to Adonis. He walked cheerfully the whole band, who were alone followed
1557.ct. when she the 01 felt herself roughly seized by "If you had not lau-hed," sai
1558. tins place, bay. stag hunter's cry only in a court of a house ; silent scene, a
1559.f hay, or a stuffed figure, to be coolly orders ; this being alone in the midst, than did the countenance of the only on that occasion ? Mine, I know, proved
1561.occasion ? Mine, I know, proved brightly were exchanged have of suffering endure
1562.let us come to the point: did you really to the im- girdle.' .avoiding, accordin
1563. of my charms and philtres?" so cleverly approaching, yet lieve ie the power nil too was the steadfast heart, was only a sudden bright thought of Afra's, the, earnest fear. strain of the heavenly por"Good night, good night," he replied
1566.How?" earth, found himself, not suddenly but to catch unconsciousness in the lap
1567.nnot imagine in thesicond." And not only that church do we love, but that anbeau
1568. Yourself, but I haveob* ill. 29. coldly rejected every offer; 'M'mbraqueplctacr
1569.-5. London, will flnd in the Roman rally. Not a single suit has been accompanied
1570. xhtii tn which we allude. It has lately Thn fountain before 76 FA BIOLA; OR to
1571.en he was improving, she was courteously invited to enter and for the first time
1572. her life, she found herself consciously in the bosom of a Christian family. Ire
1573.ously in the bosom of a Christian family. Irene, we are told, was the widow of C
1574.d had just suffered death know from illy. Kurotas, out of whom I can wheedle any
1575.e shadow, and I will tell you how surely you may intercept his treasure. Leave t
1576.became familiar with them. One evidently thought Sebastian's presence an intrusi
1577.execution. Death looks to us like a holy power, how much he prefers taking to hi
1578.elligent or learned, or witty, or highly polished; but she saw her always calm,
1579.nsible, and honest. Then she was clearly warm-hearted, generous, deeply affectio
1580.s clearly warm-hearted, generous, deeply affectionThe pagan lady had never seen
1581.ady had never seen such ate, and sweetly patient. a household, so simple, frugal
1582.ousehold, so simple, frugal, and orderly. Nothing disturbed it, except the chara
1583.w days it was ascertained that the daily visitor was not a Christbut this caused
1584.ndow with a sword in his hand, carefully turning and examining the hilt in the b
1585.t, exclaiming, with an oath, "It is only brass, after all!" Eurotas came with, t
1586.emperor's most favorite all it carefully, ! ' i.'l onr reader into the feelings
1587.who an but ordinary wayfaring was surely a greater trial than lose salvation, mi
1588.tter. Yet no murmur escaped him, no only one Intelligence He adored in silence t
1589. of a double martyrdom. purpose was only to give For this second crown he so ear For this second crown he so earnestly longed, that he rejected and concealmen
1591. for flight " I have now," he generously said, "earned one privilege This of a m
1592.his of a martyr, that of speaking boldly to the persecutors. Nurse, me, I will u
1593.ll, that it may " And no thanks probably from your master for it." Eu- from. Or,
1594. him out for burial, they bore The early hour of the mom.ini to the jipurtment o
1595. t'our-and-twenty hours Afra assiduously called almost i CHAPTER XXVTI. THE SECO
1596.ity ; bnt he determined to act prudently. In the meantime, Fabiola, seeing the d
1597.he determination of Senastian not to fly, conceived the romantic idea of saving
1598.eemed under the " these words were fully uttered. influence of a paralyzing awe;
1599.ding in the toe of the dead. But quickly recovering himself and his by extorting
1600.lsam from the hard wood. She accordingly sent a petition for an audience and kno
1601. present was accepted but she was merely told to attend with her memorial at the
1602." now. I some of you, go round instantly (ho did not like to pronounce his Where
1603.court, and summon Hyphax " here directly. ; With a heavy heart Corvinus went on
1604.nd put his men in order of defence. Only one entrance at the end of the court wa
1605.r you;" " Tell his majesty, respectfully, from me," replied the African, "that m
1606.very offence." secretary, a man scarcely less imperious than himself. It was now
1607.mperious than himself. It was now nearly Fabiola's turn; the emperor was only tw
1608.rly Fabiola's turn; the emperor was only two steps above her, and her heart beat
1609. above her, and her heart beat violently, not from ; and either tore it up, or d
1610. ; and either tore it up, or dashed Only here and there, he handed one to his sc
1611.d there, he handed one to his scornfully, it on the ground. man, but from anxiet
1612.on hearing his name most unceremoniously and peremptorily culled out. Fabiola lo most unceremoniously and peremptorily culled out. Fabiola looked up too; for
1614.he woman rose, to fear that she had only exd one slavery for a worse. llvphax sc
1615.d Maximiau. Two of my work done properly this you fellows with clubs come ; or s
1616.the !" "Maximian " ! < ; cast their holy bodies into the river, or the dunghil i attendant executioners tian, scarcely i ; ; : : ! pulled down alive . hen ihe
1618. I have given to Hyphax's wife," (lately her own slave !). " It will look more b
1619.eel faint, sire," said she, respectfully By all means. mniablo or intelligent; s
1620.e plunged into a deeper and a melancholy, which lasted till towards evening, whe
1621.witnessed. For her mistress had scarcely glanced over the note, than she leapt u
1622.stare in her eyes, and then sank heavily down again on her chair with a deep gro
1623.hands, with her arms relaxed, apparently after ship, MLL plenty of weights to hi
1624.hat in the night he appeared to the holy matron Lucina, and directed her where t
1625.e life of man and of mankind. Not merely the days of Marathon, of Cannae, or of
1626. holds among its look back upon not only the ness to the contrary. Tell her I wi I will " come I can give witpresently; and take your trouble. worthies. And e
1628.udder struggle against one another, only to determine the ship's single path ? B
1629.lation and sorrow. She sympathized fully with the grief around her, but she saw
1630.of She display itself the more painfully. wrapped herself close up, proceeded al
1631. is the meaning of this, Agues?" eagerly inquired Fabiola, after a warm embrace.
1632.sidered an ictus gratiosii*. every manly virtue; she was not surprised to find i
1633.e had loved as the very model of womanly perfection. The simple grandeur of that
1634.e. You would word about us; and the only object of hatred to your generous "Cert
1635.ct of hatred to your generous "Certainly, father." " I thiuk he will embrace it
1636.prejudice, the weight of falsehood daily repeated. noble minds, fine intellects,
1637.ue thus with you in will redound greatly to his credit and glory. Ho is as vain
1638.ical day of tend to do so again publicly in the morning." "In the morning! what,
1639. immediate. " I " that I could have only wish," added Tertullus, rising, "Yes, t
1640.are much), I am to be interrogated early, and summary proceedings will be ophy,
1641.t good news, dear ?" asked Agnes eagerly, taken. not, father And then putting on
1642.r but who loves Him alone, how winningly doth she beckon me for" ward to join he
1643.makes short work of spirit. return early for me to-morrow; early, mind, sharp Fa return early for me to-morrow; early, mind, sharp Fabiola; but they Is her f
1645.rable change in her spirit, and inwardly thanked God for it. She begged her cous
1646. Come Fulvius," said the old man sternly, looking as cold "no softness, I 'hope,
1647.ence, virtue, or even honor. It is folly any resistance." "And you will allow, t
1648.." " if the old sorceress was "Certainly," said the magistrate, I will anright i has not been one who could not justly after her fortune." Why will to of your
1650.ner too, methinks, that will more easily gain npon what I hear of her generous a
1651.then, to-moiTow is another, and probably a final critical day Let us calmly weig
1652.bably a final critical day Let us calmly weigh its prospects. You will go to for
1653.ssible, impn Llea it in my right, hardly earned. It cannot Fulvius bit his lip i
1654.ibilty of securing it ! nied me. " ietly, my young many ?" :i friend : ; let us
1655.whatever. Fulvh"*, of course, will npply for his * ' iber ov.r proverb 'From ' t
1656.l. A ' the stirrup to the ft njn>ae only that your rights Ecce qu<,''! ', quod p
1657.ving my fortunes here. Still I munt, ily hence." " Good and what do you owe at J
1658.e. iinp.-riid Decrees, "Then have to Fly with me and, in spite of the be a Chris
1659., and yet live." ; my Lord I not clearly told you that I am already espoused and
1660.e disappointed, do you think he will fly ?" security ?" let you " Not if he know
1661.ows But we must be preit, most assuredly. pared from this moment for any emergen
1662.ost secrecy." Fulvius had been gradually losing patience, and could no " Leave t
1663.rsevere in it till to-morrow, and "Folly and madness that mny be awarded to you
1664.light and a spirit of darkness and truly Agnes looked like the first, if human c
1665.urpose ; but found himself imperceptibly drawing nearer and nearer to crisp and
1666.a solitary lamp, she As he was literally without affection, the Tullian prison.
1667. attraction thither ? It was a strangely comfeeling, made up of as bitter ingred
1668.than her Her murder appeared revoltingly atrocious to him, unless absolutely ine
1669.ngly atrocious to him, unless absolutely inevitable. So he would give her anothe
1670. me here, Fulvius, at least," she gently said; "I havt bat few hours to live let
1671.rstand the time is past for this "Surely, sir, you, sad vanity. Thus to address
1672. ; your fate is in your own hands ; only your own obstinacy will give you over t
1673.en promise me, that you will immediately apply your your \-e last chance. " mind
1674.mise me, that you will immediately apply your your \-e last chance. " mind I wou
1675.several arches dedicated to Janus, Imply by 111* nuue, near where usurers or ino
1676.not heating, but softening, the slightly frosty irons, air. Such we to us" (Fabi now prized in flesh ; have frequently experienced St. Agnes's day, together w
1678. elevate, and sanctify (you can scarcely understand this word), the valuable gif
1679.imson, purple, and gold, a garment truly imperial, and less suitable, than even
1680.f superior class attended her, carefully veiled also, like her mistress. The lad
1681.he lady's mind seemed intent on one only object, as she stood immovable, leaning
1682. unfettered ?" asked the prefect angrily. "She does not need it : she walks so r
1683. does not need it : she walks so readily," answered Catulus; "and she is so youn
1684.over a quantity to Christian eyes really such pair as light and small as he coul
1685.ender on Agnes's, was their last earthly greeting. The one hastened home, filled
1686.ce converted a den of infamy into a holy and lovely lence, her wrists. hands, an
1687.d a den of infamy into a holy and lovely lence, her wrists. hands, and they fell
1688. a and placed them round Agnes playfully, and with a smile, shook her > and " sa
1689.r > and " sanctuary.J It was still early in the morning when she stood again bef of sorrow in her innocent heart. Only her unshorn hair, the symbol of virgini
1691.pise thy false divinities, and can, only love and serve the one living God. Eter
1692.d. Eternal Ruler, open wide the heavenly gates, until lately closed to man. Bles
1693.en wide the heavenly gates, until lately closed to man. Blessed Christ, call to
1694.; " now to Thy Father by "I was a lovely morning. Many will remember it to have
1695.ried into effect at once," was the reply. Agnes raised for one moment her hands
1696. have other ; A I l-'MUOl.A; then calmly knelt down. With her own hands she drew
1697.ith her head inclined, her arms modestly crossed upon her bosom, and her amber l
1698.ling her features, she might not unaptly have been compared to some rare plant,
1699.ich the slender stalk, white as the lily, bent with the Inxuriancy of its golden
1700.of its golden blossom. The judge angrily reproved the executioner for his hesita
1701.ent, flower and stem were lying scarcely displaced on the ground. It might have
1702., told her all was over. She then boldly advanced forward, unwound from round he followed this graceful act of womanly feeling,! as the lady stood, now in the
1704.rd, and exclaimed with fury lies, foully and calumA niously, sir. ,!y confessed
1705.ith fury lies, foully and calumA niously, sir. ,!y confessed herself & Christian I suy. Didst thou not, Fulvius, early this morning, seek that : ; and deliber
1707. morning, seek that : ; and deliberately tell, her (tor unseen, she would but ac
1708. she would but accept thy hand, not only wouldst thou save her life, but, despis
1709.ay, " madam," he asked most respectfully, may I have the honor of " tion, Sir,"
1710. she was good." Tertullus was manifestly "Madam, irritated, as he replied Cawhoe
1711.t by every you, sir," the lady earnestly insisted, claim which female virtue has
1712.t this slightest tribute to the maidenly delicacy which they prize, has not been
1713.alted virtues. You are, moreover, nearly allied to thia It is victim of treacher
1714.r, and rage. parture. Fabiola gracefully thanked the prefect, and beckoned to Th
1715.ttended her. some one else and presently four slaves appeared bearing a Fabiola A little girl, all in tears, timidly asked if she might " I am " Who art tho
1717. and Fabiola Emerentiana, led her kindly by the hand. The moment the body was re
1718.; knowing your name ?" asked her sharply : Pray, are you, too a Christian ?" " S
1719.stened at once to the palace fortunately, or for martyrdom. There he unfortunate
1720.or for martyrdom. There he unfortunately, for these candidates met Corvinus, wit
1721.s, with the prepared rescript, elegantly engrossed in uncial, that is, Ambrose.
1722. had in hand, we h pnblio feeling likely to he caused by it, attri.nit.ed it all
1723. by it, attri.nit.ed it all to the folly ami iiLismaniii'vnii ,il oi Fulvius, wh
1724.iated Hie value uf ; at some I hav early so. loss but, with the ; I have as the
1725.i travelling requisites on h; ha\.- only one tiling more to get for our for you
1726.d wonderful learning, who was most .isly devoted to (lie worship of the gods, an
1727.d to (lie worship of the gods, and daily offered a the genius of the emperors. "
1728.y had finished ciui";ellinv,immoderately, then continued " :i little inheritance
1729.ed the one prepared, saying he had fully relied on the emperor's magnanimous cle
1730. ordered it last night, but it will only be poison. ready at noon." " What is th
1731. Fulvius, with some alarm. " "lam Surely you know," rejoined tha other, unmoved.
1732.TC else gain is clear my father's family must not end in beggary. It must be ext
1733.nce consigned it to his son. He Scarcely had he left the palace, when Fulvitis e
1734.per and most fatal form, which were only d his only ground of hope. Despair, ind
1735.t fatal form, which were only d his only ground of hope. Despair, indeed, urged
1736.e from his gripe. was cool and unusually open, and the old man asked no more. Wh
1737.ttiring himself in a travelSo completely did he evidently prepare himself for li
1738.n a travelSo completely did he evidently prepare himself for ling suit. his jour
1739.iscated property of Agnes, with the only competitor he He might as well '"ii'dfe
1740.ver it, for if he failed, he was utterly ruined. who entered with two small pala
1741. replied, " I have come greeting. humbly to pray your roy- al justice, to i bein
1742.ite right but we have heard how stupidly you mismanaged the whole business as us
1743.lf. Do you understand ? We don't usually ; " That give such warnings twice." whe amounted to hatred. The savage rudely thrust his wife out of the apartment, a
1745., that we return to Fabiola. is probably prepared to hear us say, that she retur
1746.rofess it ? nes she had indeed willingly admired the virtue, unselfish, generous
1747.selfish, generous, and more than earthly, which now she was ready to She saw tha
1748.. planations, : "I " will obey instantly every intimation of the supreme destitu
1749.ered over tome, and I depart immediately." " but words," replied the tyrant, go
1750.but kissed the emperor's hand and slowly retired. He looked a ruined, broken man
1751.stem of And even if, as she now shrewdly susbelief ever bestowed. pected, and in
1752.nd moral and intellectual system, partly practical, partly speculative, as all c
1753.lectual system, partly practical, partly speculative, as all codes of philosophi
1754.e ; his calm;i. ' J see," lie ' ' ui'vly i it is all over." .; in the perfect re
1755.t which she had explored should be fully and honorably considered at a more favo
1756.d explored should be fully and honorably considered at a more favorable No Fabio
1757.e pre- moment but as she was exceedingly wearied and unwell, she ceding day and
1758.ervants to After he was gone, she hardly looked at the parchment, opher, yet not confronted with over a child suddenly carried off. Yet, was there not a tinge
1760.orning, in the Forum. Her memory vividly of light upon the cloud that overshadow
1761.scene before her, and her mind gradually when it hung over her father's bier ? D
1762.enance, and with The words were scarcely out of her mouth, when she shaded her j
1763.row I will interrogate her. " I One only remains, and to- When she turned from t
1764. become an eternal desert. Agnes, surely, well deserved the glory of gaining, by
1765. with dignity. intruder still ; not only into the house, the villa, and the dung
1766.t once, or I will have you ignominiously expelled hence." " Sit ; down and compo
1767.lvius found the way prepared unwittingly It was true. for upon presenting himsel
1768. her, and in a studied speech, evidently got up very floridly, and intrusted to
1769.d speech, evidently got up very floridly, and intrusted to a bad memory, laid at
1770.ructions. That, Fulvius said was exactly liis case and the porter, wondering tha
1771.adam, with my unexpectamiable soliloedly coming upon you, and overhearing your l
1772. Dare you, in my own bouse, call heavily for your temerity. a thief?" " I dare a
1773.terrupted Fulvius, with bitter it hardly, by pangs and rendings of the heart, an
1774.ven if all you have said were not basely false, what love could you have for her
1775.ove's gentleness ? No, it was her family connection, her nobility, that you gras
1776.ned my request, had I been thus worthily mated, I should have been found equal t
1777.ion, carried off by an unchecked, deeply-moved fancy, was lashing itself up to t
1778.with studied calmness, and looking fully into his eyes, "I now enis your mind de
1779.ring his hand, expresses himself equally ready, in three hours, to espouse or to
1780.joice when I do. You have then purposely, and unprovoked, blighted and destroyed
1781.orable purpose of life, withered my only hope, cut me off little have there ble.
1782.propriety, and stood forward prominently in the i, to complete in public what yo
1783.s his lips had been becoming more deadly pale. He rudely grasped her arm, and pu
1784.een becoming more deadly pale. He rudely grasped her arm, and pushed her back to
1785.have made me, then, an outcast, not only from society but from Borne, an exile,
1786.eeds rob me of my gold, of my rightfully, though painfully earned wealth peace,, of my rightfully, though painfully earned wealth peace, reputation, my mea
1788.on me Look at this rescript, beautifully engrossed, with its golden letters and, you, my stern reprover, were coolly plotting to take advantage of my crime,
1790. you me money. when you have thus basely robbed me, You have out-plotted me, and
1791.s, which this occurrence would naturally have suggested to the noble heart of Fa
1792.eart, unsubdued, stood firm. Danger only made her hiind. While she was engaged i
1793.a genShe gathered her robe with matronly dignity around eral rusli of servants t
1794. the door that I may speak; as certainly they shall be the last that you like a
1795.ll hear from me. garment. He immediately gave the alarm to the entire house" Sur
1796.perty to you ? I would give it willingly hold. Fabiola by a gesture stopped the
1797.u touch thing that belonged to that holy room, and desired only Euphrosyne and h
1798.nged to that holy room, and desired only Euphrosyne and her Greek maid to That t
1799.had attached herself most affectionately to pollution. that ever belonged to her
1800.oral instructions. A slave was instantly deshave now offered me two alternatives
1801.u houored blood cease to flow so rapidly, and still more at seeing her and I dis
1802.vant open her eyes upon her, though only for a moment. I cannot save myself from
1803.the kind physician arrived. He carefully right to be. Now die!" While he was spe
1804.ined the wound, and pronounced favorably on it for the Nemesis.* proaches, he wa
1805.or the Nemesis.* proaches, he was slowly pushing her backwards with his left pre
1806.te of prohibition, right was tremblingly feeling for something in the folds of h
1807.d his last word, he thrust her violently down offer, of seconding those good imp
1808. in sistance, she uttered no cry; partly a fainting and sickening a neighboring
1809.were too sensation came over her; partly a noble feeling of self-respect familia to her ears; and hastened noiselessly round, and withchecked any unseemly exh
1811.ssly round, and withchecked any unseemly exhibition of fear, before a scornful i prey !" A few words more were faintly spoken in a tongue unknown the dread of
1813.the ground, and Fulvius cry out bitterly, as he brow the mark of Cain, the makin
1814. the mark of Cain, the making him doubly a fratricide, which deeply anguished he him doubly a fratricide, which deeply anguished her. But she had offered her
1816. body was lying in her place, apparently dead, and cov- nothing remained but to
1817.rn in that uio} buck to me that unjustly obtained property; it is not fair that
1818.ent sends forth virtue and shame. hardly having tended her in fever. She had inf
1819.m too much for that, and would willingly give my life to save him. And of what h
1820. be proud, a poor servant, who have only obeyed my Lord's commands ?" " Invite,
1821.g to her reserved to herself exclusively Blessed Eucharist, in the form of unlea
1822.Eurotas to get possession of that family relic, but should, ever 'since he regai
1823.d upon the floor. Dionysius, immediately after dressing the wound; and administe
1824.desired the patient to be left perfectly quiet, to see as few persons as possibl
1825.ight. will call," he added, " very early in the morning, when I must " see my pa
1826.u; ; in contemplation. And thus did holy Dionysius discharge his two-fold physic
1827.pdelight, had illj- peared to her wholly beyond practice, beautiful theories, Wh
1828.ue, objects, and conversing in a totally different sphere. probation or reward o
1829.ward of man was to be expected, but only 8m 1 e P ass d kke a su across her feat
1830.nd ; but she had rebelled ^ar powerfully seized her generous tunes her pupils we
1831.becoming the constraining rule of hourly conduct. considerable time, while a bli
1832. and then, she would as it might, easily have dcme, where would have been her jo
1833.he was no dreamer, Fabiola was evidently pained and leaning over her, said tin n
1834.treat you, call me bv such a tiUp softly taught. Could this be a philosophy ? Oh
1835. . . , ; ' .- ! : ; : ' ! - ' ; to Early in the morning, according to his promis
1836.d you, I have now brought you not merely the truest remedy of every ailment, bod
1837.e truest remedy of every ailment, bodily and -i i ii 1,1 TTT. spiritual, but the
1838.rson to If they hart belonged originally to v*rl,.) whom a free nio inntaiirat n
1839. have reached the right conclusion. Only God have been trained to the doctrine w
1840.d Miriam, "they cease to be what timidly asked, "And was it to this that you ref
1841.ay in which the sublinieness of the only the lovely flowers of an elegant theory
1842. the sublinieness of the only the lovely flowers of an elegant theory you have s
1843. Good and Not springs all this, possibly dark beyond contemplation, deep gentle
1844.unknown brother ?" to me, I cannot fully apprehend that wonderful doctrine of "O
1845.iola's wondering eyes a look of heavenly inspiration, aa she Miriam," replied Fa
1846.d Fabiola, with strong emphasis, sweetly and solemnly replied: "AND JESUS CHBIST strong emphasis, sweetly and solemnly replied: "AND JESUS CHBIST, WHO DID WHO
1850. "you have again Miriam prayed earnestly in her own seized a great principle tha was silent. died tranquil heart. only the simple narrator of what Jesus Chris
1852.narrator of what Jesus Christ, who truly " Miriam, I thank you from my soul," at
1853.taught us. You will believe my word only as that For of a faithful witness ; you
1854.ise of guiding me. some time I have only been fearing that you might not be a ri
1855. which have sunk into my heart as deeply, as wisdom, which she drew from some un
1856.e drew from some unknown school silently, and as irrevocably as a piece of gold
1857.nown school silently, and as irrevocably as a piece of gold dropt upon the whom
1858. its cause. " I "But all that yon hardly dare tell you," she replied. so beautif
1859. divine, that it seems to me necessarily to end here. The WOKD (what a noble nam
1860. gl J!i II :, .-, 'ine to love intensely, M, and to the fall< in;: till ; and fo
1861.shall a new manhood be created expressly for Him? Shall He take He take was scor
1862.veterate hair, she kissed them fervently, and she anointed them with enemies and
1863. name is blessed by every one that truly leged to stand close to Him Mary the si
1864.tem was consistent. For if it could only redeem by keeping extraneous to itself.
1865.while standing yet she had thoughtlessly injured her. Every Christian, she now h, the one that slumbered so tranquilly beside her was surely true which the Sp
1867.ered so tranquilly beside her was surely true which the Spirit of God formed int
1868.wn conch, as she " w-. irld, seek to fly upwards on wings of undivided love like
1869.ome reflection, Miriam proceeded briefly perform this act of self-abasement; but
1870.f self-abasement; but she had thoroughly to detail the history of our Saviour's
1871.e for rest had come, when Fabiola humbly asked CHAPTEB XXXHL "Are you too fatigu
1872.ion more?" " No," was the cheerful reply. " What " can there be for one who canM
1873.ter every sort of knowledge but can only confess that patient and nurse so radia
1874.riest of God, I confide to your fatherly care Miriam waited till their relieving
1875.this catechumen, who desires to be fully instructed in the mysthat gentler dew ^
1876. softens the heart ; then in of our holy faith, and to be regenerated with the w
1877.?" " but there shall bo one "No," softly whispered Miriam; and humble enough, to
1878.ble enough, to be worthy to call herholy enough, she only thought how she her lo
1879. worthy to call herholy enough, she only thought how she her love, so that it mi
1880. child," the old man replied "unworthily I hold likewise the higher office of a
1881.fice of a priest in God's Church." 'ugly knelt before him, ami kissed his hand.
1882. first of your has brought into His holy Church, It is now many years sineo I wa
1883. the wife of Fuhouse, "Be whom God Hngly he permitted his daughter Miriam, -whos
1884.was Syrian, as the in d to a rich family from She ci ;o of her new faith. became
1885.exclaimed Fabiola. "She died immediately And did she die a Christian ?" "Yes; mi
1886.r ?" A pressure of the hand was the only reply which she could give. ; : A few y
1887. pressure of the hand was the only reply which she could give. ; : A few years l
1888. had reached manhood, and had abundantly unfolded his character, the mother died and ambition, she secured effectually, from the covetousness of both, her own
1890.perty, or allow it tomerge in the family resources, and be made available toward
1891.ed : ; property ' had been injudiciously disposed of when a mysterious person, ;
1892.rotas, made his appearance in the family. No one Greek slave, placed themselves,
1893.head seemed to know him and he evidently Nor must we forget upon him as at once
1894.ining the position of head of the family and adminisroom and the rest of the hou
1895.ngth improved, Miriam im- tering quietly a settled property, and having a haught
1896. a man who, though not of ancient family, was rich, and with a large fortune, an
1897.nt of strict, econou-y, he had gradually become Eurotas, instead of a rich famil
1898.become Eurotas, instead of a rich family, into which to pour superoppressed with
1899. of great vir- fluous wealth, found only a bankrupt house to save from ruin. But
1900. house to save from ruin. But his family pride prevailed and after many reproach
1901.o became a, Christian, at first secretly, and afterwards continued so, with her her care. The for- and thus virtually became master of his brother's property
1903.ream which wat- and of the entire family. After a few years of weary life, the f
1904.mbrace the doctrines look up to entirely for support and guidance. The youth thu
1905.and the understood principle, be, highly educated; and besides the Greek languag
1906.ittle, nothing too good or too generally spoken at Antioch, he was acquainted wi, wicked to be done, to restore family position and wealth. To stay at Antioch
1908.e ruin which had whicli he spoke readily and gracefully, as we have seen, though
1909.d whicli he spoke readily and gracefully, as we have seen, though with a slight
1910.h a slight foreign accent. In the family, the vernacular overtaken the house. Wi
1911.en his father removed him would scarcely cover the liabilities discovered after
1912.very persuasion employed, but she simply and firmly it foolish and unmanly t" d
1913.sion employed, but she simply and firmly it foolish and unmanly t" d both in obe
1914.simply and firmly it foolish and unmanly t" d both in obedience to her mother's trouble about religion; to especially, or abandon that of the empire, was, he
1916.she obtain admission into sou i .t' holy vei -k u w<. :iin cost. of Orontius shu
1917.ught. Eurotas familiarized him gradually with it, till shrinking yet from the ac
1918.ich bore a sn. vith means. , Dd \V;>H ly sup- Uutsheboii in . what she had Josep
1919. utis carried round their necks the Holy King for a voyage.* We need not say tha
1920.* We need not say that Miriam worn irely, folded in the only thing of price she Miriam worn irely, folded in the only thing of price she cured to take from h
1922.she Fathers tell us, to drop negligently a crumb of the consecrated bore. She wa
1923.onsecrated bore. She was almost the only survivor at least she saw bread was con
1924. men -who lived on such The scarf richly embroidered with pearls, which has more
1925.shed manners and virtuous One day, early iu the morning, she knelt before her ar the sepulchre, she wept bitgone terly, because they had taken her Lord, and s
1927.or otherwise I am a ruined Are you truly sincere in what you offer?" man !" " Ho
1928.nt, as it ; ; ; ; ! , : ' ' ; ; : ; Holy of Holies." "Then sign that paper," sai
1929.sister. But it was too late; he was only the i:;ster in his unsparing gripe. A m
1930. a short time she was treated soothingly then hints be; fanation the cannot beli
1931.sister came to her mind, and she civilly said ; ; ; " to him : " Whatever debts
1932.ontracted I will discharge but with only legal interest, and without regard to u
1933. hands, her Ghent, in which was the holy (body) of our Lord, rho was deterred fr ascertained thai C.n-vinus had really ohtain igh hia father, by wbioh her own
1935.. One who hod looked down more carefully, shading his eyes hey pulled from the l
1936.uld talk of friends lost, and especially of her with whom every obAnd no sooner
1937. threw down a voll laughed very heartily as they went that they had seen so: low weltering in her blood, and perfectly dead. It was discovered that, the ev pa
1939.d to join in them, When she had not only relused, but had reproached the partake
1940.assailed her with stones, and grievously wounded would ptick up his ears and wag
1941.k around him. They would also frequently discourse on Christian subjects, when M
1942.cts, when Miriam would follow up, humbly and unpretendingly, but with the warm g
1943.uld follow up, humbly and unpretendingly, but with the warm glow which had first
1944.iola, the instructions given by the holy Dionysius. Thus, for instance, when he
1945.and exhorted them to practise faithfully what all good Christians did, that is,
1946.ake this " in the course and at the holy sign upon themselves already, beginning
1947.ion of the liturgical prayers and lastly elect, or pclitionersl for baptism. ; w
1948.o have her bed so placed that from early dawn she could look out upon one spot m
1949.ast class, they had to attend frequently in T church, but more particularly on t
1950.ently in T church, but more particularly on the three Vv ednesdays followthe fir
1951.ptism in the Catholic Church, especially that of adults, Once condensed into one
1952.nto one office what used to be anciently distributed through a variety of functi
1953.nes; for near its entrance had this holy martyr been mysterious rites. More sole
1954.y. buried. The Creed was also faithfully learnt, and committed to meman arched t
1955.n her infirm time of Lent passed quickly and solemnly, till at last Easter- Ther
1956.time of Lent passed quickly and solemnly, till at last Easter- There had long be
1957. to describe the ceremonial of the Early one morning, beautiful and calm, for it
1958.nough for us to have shown, how not only doctrines and great sacred rites, but h
1959.o in the city were cheer * it but purely spiritual joy. t The titles Audientes.
1960.the { The* o will be found, particularly In the and competenteg. baptism of adul
1961.ured the pleura and phthisis had rapidly He confirmed Miriam's most serious anti
1962.cept Agnes she prayed long and fervently, and with many tears, that over the wat, I baptizing our Lord, added probably a century or two entreat you, what woul
1964., after you are taken later. Immediately after Baptism followed Confirmation, an
1965.oth were so happy, so blissful, so fully repaid Dionysius celebrated, by special
1966.m, and administered to her the most holy words could give expression to their fe
1967.ot in greatness of mind, not in heavenly wisdom, the last Sacrament which the Ch
1968., now descended into the crypt, finitely her inferior. eternal kingdom, as a liv
1969. supper. as they do who have hope. Early next morning, Miriam called Fabiola to
1970.hich she had never before dis; ; ! Early, therefore, on the morning of the auspi
1971.'" Miriam shook her head, not mournfully, but cheerfully, aa she replied : ; ; ;
1972.her head, not mournfully, but cheerfully, aa she replied : ; ; ; : ; ! ; ; playe
1973.oncealment, when families could Bcarcely meet in the cemeteries nearest them, ma
1974.d forth; soon the places of old assembly, which children born in the last ten ye
1975.e and unfettered Christianity. have only to show the laud of promise from above,
1976.foreboding or sullen wake simultaneously overshadow them all, so did this persec
1977.very thing Christian, passing from Italy to Africa, from Upper Asia to Palestine
1978.n, and the Church is likewise more fully establishing her organization. book, We
1979.g her organization. book, We will barely what hung like a blighting storm-cloud
1980.ged stranger would be saluted reverently by the pass, when they saw that his rig
1981.rness rejoice and flourish like the lily, bud forth and blossom, And so, when Di
1982.ion and ! If at this period our friendly reader will follow us out of the <ly ac
1983.dly reader will follow us out of the <ly acgate, to the valley with which hi qua
1984.g now baptized, she was repayiii pletely cured. debt of gratitude by building ov
1985.citement, and said: " Madam, I sincerely believe that the stranger from the East
1986.words of " Where is he?" Miriam, eagerly asked, " He is again," was the reply. g
1987.rly asked, " He is again," was the reply. gone "But how," she asked again, The l
1988.o premature old age. His hair was nearly grey, a"was his long His Bress was east
1989. luaiah 77/ /<: the Tin: it would surely be very natural," said one youth. Ami \
1990.fore the monks from that country usually do. When he came betomb of Agnes, he fl, fear not.' thought to myself, surely in the presence of so gentle and kind a
1992.isconsolate or heart-broken, except only one man." " Go "what did he next ?" on,
1993., knowest looking in my face, he timidly asked me, thou if there lie buried anyw
1994.t a maiden from After I pointed silently to the tomb. Syria, called Miriam ?" '
1995.en, approaching the tomb, affectionately kissed ' " Hold your tongue," broke out
1996. raised his fist, and looked 1'iiriounly at the speaker. " Ay, because he told y
1997.ica, now the Cathedral of Rome. Suddenly a sharp growl was heard, and with it a
1998. is he, Torquatus, it is he ?" !" warmly exclaimed Fabiola ; why did his face, I
1999. gestures and words saying: "Very likely, indeed, that you are to be the death o
2000.d uncomfortable in the extreme with only an old and decrepit slave, apparently a an old and decrepit slave, apparently as sottish as his mas! ; CHAPTER IL THE
2002., in the meantime, did his best to EABLY next morning, the pilgrim was passing t
2003.s gathered round one they were evidently teazing. He would have paid but little
2004. know me?" asked the pilgrim, soothingly. " Know you ? No yes. Let me see Ha! th
2005.ou caught ?" And he laughed outrageously. "Peace, peace, Corvinus," replied the
2006. and tone were those of a man habitually intoxi- " "You His clothes were dirty, declaring all religions to be equally permit, who have shed more a Christian?
2008. Christian?" broke out Corvinus savagely. of their best blood than any man ? "Yo
2009. for all this? Or have you slept quietly upon Have no furies lashed you at night
2010.erposed another, of recovery, especially in a patient whose very blood waa deter
2011.iii-r l>oni again of water anil the Holy Ghost." "What?" exclaimed the sick man,
2012.hat?" exclaimed the sick man, loathiugly. "By being washed in the laver of re^em
2013. more than is in this pitcher. Certainly," answered the other At the sight of it
2014.uld hold him down at times. Occasionally he broke out into violence against God
2015.nd -with a convulsive by" brethren, only It comes! Oh! at my throat. fly You are
2016.en, only It comes! Oh! at my throat. fly You are too good, indeed, towards one s
2017. to another who has repaid you so richly. Only this mornover him, and he fell ba
2018.other who has repaid you so richly. Only this mornover him, and he fell back a h
2019.iola. " Then I will tell you all plainly," rejoined Orontius. "I CHAPTEB AT LAST men here ?" state. " The fame of holy Paul and Anthony is as great in the Wes
2021.ed in the preceding chapter. Been busily employed inquiring after some one, abou
2022.examined. investigation seemed perfectly first " It is the time in my life," sai
2023. overwhelming an obligation deliberately contracted, and not to be justly evaded
2024.erately contracted, and not to be justly evaded. I was a poor cenobite,* barely
2025.y evaded. I was a poor cenobite,* barely living on the produce of the few palm-l
2026.r ?" " that A my obligations ? Certainly, by God's mercy." was administered tho had value, for I am yet strong. "Only one means remained. I could give myself
2028.stead of the Jew's." And ho km It humbly ut her eyes. "Rise, rise," said Fabiola
2029. that life, which you have BO generously ", : i'U,l reei-ived bujil ism 'in '! I
2030. bujil ism 'in '! I Then Church ; doubly brethren, for I was born to eternal lif return. T "I will obey yon as briefly as possible. I fled, ns you know, -.-is
2032.tas," interrupted father unintentionally deceived mo into the idea, that she cov
2033.ce and various speculations, but timidly. " all failed. There was manifestly a c
2034.idly. " all failed. There was manifestly a curse on all that we unAbundant," he
2035. towards the house, v woman rushed madly through the shrubs, Orontins paused and
2036.ouncing Jubala, but her hair was grizzly and dishevelled, and her For the first
2037. have not survive the ruiu of our family. Here we must both die; and have embrac
2038.nd ex- of an oiler made to me previously, by a dark forer grasp, claiming, 'We m
2039.'We must both perish together,' forcibly poured tha Enrotas. Oh 1 he was, indeed
2040." he nske awoke in a cavern, and faintly called for drink. A venerable Why, when
2041.spend consciousness for a few hours only was the reply. I know not by what fatal
2042.sness for a few hours only was the reply. I know not by what fatality this had s
2043. had that spent many years with the holy Anthony returned to establish the cenob
2044.n was him, that, contrary to up; fatally co: 'U, the small phial cont and weaker
2045.ola saw this, and going up to him kindly and frankly, her hand upon his arm, and
2046., and going up to him kindly and frankly, her hand upon his arm, and mildly said
2047.ankly, her hand upon his arm, and mildly said to him : " Oroutius, there is that
2048.which may well make us both blush deeply, but not therefore despond." So saying
2049.impse of a black face grinning hideously through the fence. In the next moment a
2050. ?" both," said Fabiola, unintentionally inflicted a " Most and shed the blood o
2051.honor as a she replied. wound, earnestly," " Dost thou believe in One God in Thr
2052.ay her virtue, I date the dawn of firmly believe in all the Christian Church tea
2053.Yes, in all that you believe." The reply was more faint. " Make haste, make hast," concluded Fabiola. coming instantly, poured their contents on the head of t
2055.ut the burial to be given to this doubly-baptized convert. Orontius was struck w
2056.imple neatness of the house, so strongly contrasting with the luxurious splendor
2057.spiritual lives. May many, who will only read of it, draw from it the same mercy, draw from it the same mercy silently before the shrine. They then parted, to
2059.n a small inner room, ola's But suddenly his attention was arrested, and grace !
2060.d curtain before it, so as to allow only the frame of it to be seen. Approaching
2061.T CETTEli HANDS!" Orontius turned deadly pale ; then changed to a deep crimson ;
2062. NEW UTOPIA. OHAPTEB OBANT. in the early part of July, when I a railway carriage
2063.OHAPTEB OBANT. in the early part of July, when I a railway carriage that was whi
2064.ay carriage that was whirling me rapidly from the Great Babylon for the short th
2065. and man of business to the noble family who owned the Oakhani domain. Oakham Pa
2066.f the to filled country ; its ; princely mansion, its woods and gardens were sha
2067.ble compass, with the view of ultimately disposing of it in his coat pocket, obs
2068.r own way for the present," I obIn early boyhood pitality dispensed there in rig
2069.ures and the support of the great family's par" " how Yes," said the first speak
2070.s owners in the country had considerably diminished. The old ducal family had be
2071.derably diminished. The old ducal family had become extinct, and the property ha
2072.ear or two, during which I had generally contrived that ; ment," " And what will
2073.l spend a lot of money, and have a jolly fight over the Budget and there's talk
2074."Do? you know they owe ; images of early days began to reassume their old propor
2075.inute or so I found myself involuntarily scanning him afresh, a proceeding I was
2076.nd no man when he is in power can really do what he talks about in opposition. T
2077.ion of tickets, and the Having painfully done his duty with the morning paper, t
2078.the animal " in question had not greatly consulted his interests by her un- prin
2079.n gray. pair of dark eyes, so singularly expressive that I involuntarily "Countr
2080.ngularly expressive that I involuntarily "Country badly wants rain, sir," he sai
2081.sive that I involuntarily "Country badly wants rain, sir," he said, as though co
2082.tarted under their gaze, " Do you really think such a thing menting on the atten
2083.hing." "Does it, indeed ?" was the reply. "To me everything looks "Well, I don't
2084.were then just passing "and yet I hardly know people yes, that is to say that th
2085.a fair statement ?" "Ah 1" was the reply, "perhaps so I know very little of "Wel
2086.r once turned towards me. I could hardly say what there was to justify my glance
2087. since I could walk alone, and then only " in a j Hissing wiiy. our ways and mak
2088. to, save liy guests of the great family, and occasional fanners journeying to a
2089.ll of the bell. "'And this Oakham family, has it much hold on the neighborhood ?
2090. a younger branch of the 1 ; same family, don't reside here much, though, of cou
2091.litary equipage in parts ?" "Not exactly a Niagara," laughing "but there is a fa
2092., all replied but the words had scarcely passed my lips when I A treacherous sto
2093. said through the plantation it's barely two miles, and a should have been preci
2094. footing was failing you. But you really are into the pleasant shade of a thick
2095. of your way to do me a " " I am " truly grateful," he began yet you are not alt
2096.tle of Oh, it is nothing," I said really a sprain, just a that steam-monster thi
2097.y, terminating with a view of the lordly mansion, garden gate. There he took his
2098. address to me, whose presence he hardly seemed to notice. Yes, I understand it
2099. for so small a service," he regenerally find everything so small " but my name"
2100.gone, and turning to the house, Probably, but I have never visited America. Bet
2101.the time of buildings. My the old family, whose memory ho venerated with somethi old man's regret. My motlrer and only sister, the latter my for its and the e
2103.uked ami When the gardens had been fully inspected, my father proposed that, we
2104.veral years, completed the little family party, whose members were now for a bri
2105. will introduce to the reader as briefly as may be, for my story concerns my new
2106.iend rather than myself. It was a family of the commonplace English middle-class
2107.ush into the romantic. "Is no one really at homey" he inquired: (hen gl;r around
2108.hence we passed through suites of softly -cm, exotics. apartments glittering wit
2109. was most rare and delicate, and finally into the great picture gallery, on the
2110.ted with portraits of the present family, mingled with those of the elder ducal
2111.d her poultry, and that she deliberately considered her husband to be the best m the village people, and was perfectly familiar with every old Betty in the ne
2113.alistic, for both which facts I inwardly blessed her but there were daily prayer
2114.nwardly blessed her but there were daily prayers at the parish church, and befor
2115. had walked across the Park to the early morning ; My father did the office of c
2116.nted out the first founder of the family, a Lord Treasurer of the Caroline perio
2117.wn, till he came with a sigh to a finely-painted portrait, the beau-ideal of nu him any " JOHN attention. Faithfully yours, RIPLEY." Sir a fine young fellow
2119.ion. But all he did was in that princely style no thought of expense. Carstairs,
2120.he ability. ; But he never was certainly no adventurer. The earl was in Scotland
2121.tion, the old duke had should thoroughly inspect the Oakham lions, and we agreed
2122. here, and I fancy he puzzled him rarely. There beat up his quarters on the morr
2123. his quarters on the morrow. Accordingly, at ten were over sixty guests sat down
2124.' ; ' the queen paid him house was newly furnished from guess what that took out
2125.h came at last, as I said, and it fairly broke him. When at last the creditors c
2126.y. Young keep up an uninterrupted supply from May to October, by Carstairs behav
2127.October, by Carstairs behaved splendidly consented to the entail being cut means Mexico branch of the Carstairs family, had raked together a lot of and Brazil
2129.range." Jack was myself, and exceedingly willing I was to second the ; severe. "
2130.w you but the break-up of a great family can never be anything but a calamity in of conventionality, was inexpressibly agreeable. "Yon are exceedingly good,"
2132.ressibly agreeable. "Yon are exceedingly good," he replied, "but my outfit is mu
2133. I was glad for some of the Leven family but Grant detained him. "Just sec here,
2134.s chronicles." THE GBANOB. GRANT was ily circle, accordingly admitted into our u
2135.BANOB. GRANT was ily circle, accordingly admitted into our unpretending fam- and
2136.ous, as his heart expanded in the kindly atmosphere around him. Mr. Edwards kept
2137.gement, and our dinner passed pleasantly enough. I could see by my mother's look
2138.tion of books has not been over-friendly to intellect ?" "I have no pretensions
2139.ans that piece of literature. "Precisely so," he replied, "and it proves my poin
2140.quite equal to Mr. Jones's orchids, only she don't daru to say HO but with so ju
2141.ack her, I ; smile, but Grant vehemently protested that he was in earnest; "My m
2142. see ; "Why, indeed," said Mary, gravely, "I have often asked myself that questi
2143.ested the vicar, " the cases are totally different." the grapes sent up for his
2144.nd State, and you couldn't expect Really, Grant," I exclaimed, one. their lordsh
2145. " said Grant ; " not my lers are Burely in this neighborhood " none the worse f
2146. iron not twelve miles from Oak" a reply, when Grant demanded an explanation. ha
2147.s, Beer and the Grant looked inquiringly. "Perhaps you have no coal districts in
2148. Very improper, of course, and extremely bad taste, Well, really, I wouldn't min
2149.e, and extremely bad taste, Well, really, I wouldn't mind the ash-pits, if it we
2150. the Conservative Committee." This truly feminine epitome " " did not greatly en
2151.uly feminine epitome " " did not greatly enlighten our visitor, and I hastened t
2152.e dismorning; and where husbands usually kick their wives to tance rose the gran
2153.m us by a tract of undulating and highly-cultivated land, along which death, and
2154.the Exborough and Bradford Railway. only last sessions, and all connected with d
2155.t that legislation can never practically touch a wonderful word. Have you ; ever
2156.legislation on this question undoubtedly tends revolution," was the reply. " I'v
2157.ubtedly tends revolution," was the reply. " I've a horror of the "I that way." h
2158.o. in Ireland the publichouses regularly closed on Sundays by the there would be
2159.isons ; very little poverty, so probably no work"That is the influence of the Ro
2160.riesthood," said Mr. Edwards " a totally different state of from any- houses." t hands in a sort of ecstasy. " Exactly what " I didn't say no poverty," said G
2162.Grant. ; Edwards) This incident actually occurred at the late General Election.
2163.n. 6 DCKE on THE XKW " " for any Exactly what I was going to say," I exclaimed a
2164.s nish this definition. he was naturally expected to fur"1 presume, "he said, "t
2165.nk Mr. Grant will smile if I go it fully meets the requirement. back to my old g
2166.ompts me to shoot the Prime but I really couldn't help know whom you were inviti
2167. am no said Grant, " and I should really controversialist," ; like to see who "
2168.elaborate discussion," he said, politely perhaps he will give us his solution of
2169.from a rosebud which he was deliberately picking to pieces; "I suppose there's t
2170. an exterior of composure, and presently those earn" I est eyes were raised, and
2171. on my dear mother's countenance, really am not a returned convict. But in admit admitting a stranger to I your family circle, you show me a confidence of whi
2173.sure that ; ; lawyers," " that Precisely what I started with saying," cried Gran
2174. saying," cried Grant if everyone simply did his duty, or, if you like it better
2175. yon in England would call a good family ; we don't know much of those distincti
2176.n after the time of his marriage, family troubles obliged him I don't need to sa
2177. a good broad stream or asked composedly. There was two, but none of your Englis
2178. at half-past ten," said Mary, in a only one thing to do, and that was to make w
2179.ed in the bush. But my father could only teach me what he knew himself, and of s
2180. of an organ 1o fed you that Father Daly was a short, tliieK-set man, with a But
2181.est is there came about, but Father Daly stayed two days longer, and they had so
2182.e called our chapel. The mass, the daily mass in the wilderness there, with a do
2183. rough shepherds and cattle drivers only, kneeling there in the early mornI tell
2184.rivers only, kneeling there in the early mornI tell you it was the eave of ing,
2185.great work among the settlers. Gradually they got to love him and trust him, and
2186.e purpose if sir," said Grant, lookiugly fixedly at me, "and there is only one w
2187.e if sir," said Grant, lookiugly fixedly at me, "and there is only one way of do
2188.kiugly fixedly at me, "and there is only one way of doing it. It was not law tha
2189.s, which were all we stayed, were mostly spent in the county Mayo. Before we sai
2190.priest ; memory to my grave. Father Daly said he would Like to ride the country
2191.gest sight in Dublin. We entered an ugLy Little place enough, with an aisle divi
2192. Well, a barn was found, and Father Daly was at work half the night knocking and
2193.t it they did. It was Gospel Father Daly turned round and addressed us. ' : what
2194.amp utterable meekness. He walked feebly up to the knelt there, such a worship i inconceivable labor. were not easily forgotten ; and so you see," continued
2196.lf, "that Grant's eyes are not precisely like the eyes of other men." But I said
2197.mind my words, will you?' I bowed Really, Mr. Grant, it's a most beautiful story, wasted "My dear Mary, I'm so awfully sleepy." "I don't care one turn under t
2199.e Grant's father." saint,' was his reply, 'if there ever was one on this "And wa it ?" " " We went back to Very nearly," replied Grant. Australia, and began t hand, and read it again, and, finally, finished his breakfast in abAs soon as ; ' " ' which he described was truly power he had a somewhich we had not it
2203. Jones held out ; I read it '"How hardly shall they that hav;: rich, i.' As with
2204.t to have to chronicle a very melancholy accident anyhow, neither you nor I are
2205.of Kyde. The yacht, facts. " 'Water Lily,' belonging to Viscount Belmont, eldest
2206.sistance to the crew of the ' Water Lily ;' the master and two men were saved, S
2207.n were saved, Start Point, and instantly filled made by those on board see what
2208.and the deceased gentlemen were the only surviving sons of their noble father,"
2209.Father Young and hia warning. Faithfully yours, cat, . DEAII QBANT, 'You'll thin
2210. Grant, as I returned the letter, hardly knowing whether to congratulate or cond
2211.You see how it is," news from Kyde denly. ; yacht accident. fit ; Lord B : heard
2212.eceive do with millions, and my his only daughter, married to a Scotch M. me ? S
2213.ings going to perdition. closing heavily on the Oakham family. what else could w
2214.on. closing heavily on the Oakham family. what else could we do ? And when Grant
2215.hall do better than of the Oakham family, as my father said, was now extinct. th
2216. said it, but it We walked home silently. There he took his leave of us all, bet
2217.m in the sort or another, and the family coming, and I shall be an train, and we
2218.within a fortnight. I felt inexpressibly sorry. But it could not be helped. So n
2219.lenleven without delay. I shall probably be leaving England " FRESH SURPRISES. W
2220.ome funerals were over. Mr. other family connections ; ' THE : 10 nil TJTE AUSTR
2221. most certain," said Sir John; certainly not without their utility in advancing
2222.rests. I " William Grant Carstairs, only son of Lord Carstairs, and won't bind m
2223.he 'fact (which of Gleuleven, was really the man indeed it was well known in is
2224.y exceeded 104,000,000, they will easily understand what Mid his son, this Willi
2225. this William Grant Carstairs, is really Duke must have been the value of a sing
2226.ttered to myself, while Sir been finally disposed of, I was able to return to En
2227.o tell you my friend's ; ! "Ay, not only possible, ; ; ; ; ; : ; nunicated with.
2228.e new duke, of his generosity, his manly principles, his care for his property a
2229.ars it was " Grant of Gleuleven " really was, and why he chose to drop impossibl
2230.ity looked in that direction. the family name and ducal title. Then as to the he
2231.was that, judging by his own was equally plain. There were but the two male bran
2232.y, he seemed to care for it a the family, of both of which Grant was now the sol
2233.l this, and the dirt becomes marvelously pleasant. Leven desires to and when at
2234.ew duke to take get as much as he justly can from his property, and so do I, And which I closed -sion, not Oakham only, but the entire county prepared and so
2236.asion brought on him. I shall not easily forget selfish in his aims than "everyb
2237. thought much of these subjects in early youth Volunteers, and a dozen carriages
2238.bor- that power I submitted. It was only natural for me to imagine iind when I h
2239. a bright gala day it was The old family and Protestant, sent out to me pretty r
2240.testant, sent out to me pretty regularly, and after my village restored to Oakha perhaps romantic imaginings generally looked in vain. about his probable cour
2242.en;, :n;f, it was a disupp. in gradually grew used to regard the whole subject a
2243.her as having been the slave of ; lately. You know if the mines in one of the hi
2244.ation ? duke's hobbies." "And not merely /;//;/, heard a good deal of I is it?"
2245.ies; but the last thin a the mini really his ideas about ventilation are very cr
2246.elcome me, not, perhaps, the less kindly from the fact that rumor had credited m
2247.story his has been, certn " He is really an excellent fellow," said Sir Clinton,
2248.ntured to ask. " Oh, I dont know exactly ; lives the life of a hermit, T\ in his
2249.ology, by the way, was not predominantly Christian), two men of science, and a c
2250.t little, great pity that. so completely out of everything. He can't take his st
2251.cious, and touching his "there certainly is a touch in the top story." "Touch or
2252.ew curiosity, public-houses, and, really, I don't it, but they're not so brutali
2253. > manor. if " may calculate for exactly that space of time . fair amount of pop
2254.ful and varied politics, if I am rightly informed (you'll correct me, of c; in e
2255.aim at own conclusions. Was Leven really a little touched ? Was proving my anyth
2256.mber who sat opposite myself. charitably was engaged on an article recently publ
2257.tably was engaged on an article recently published^ Antiquities, the last cartoo
2258.c editor, who was, of course, profoundly ignorant of the creed of his next door
2259.od many of our manufacturing towns, only nobody " comes to inspect them. ; no, R week at Oakham was given to my family. I had to be introduced to my new broth
2261.eeting him. My father praised him highly, for The familiar name struck on my ear
2262.-: .Y/.'ir influence ol' n for him. only regretting that he Mr. Kdwnrds, us cour for souls." character which he humbly conwas out of tune with the century. Hi
2264.ttempts to limit their means ' ' greatly tendencies." little. Oswald informed me
2265.der, of which he gives the duke a weekly benefit in a rascally penny paper, whic
2266. the duke a weekly benefit in a rascally penny paper, which he edits, and which
2267.ey did not understand him. She evidently was his warm friend, and her husband de their ground, and had even apparently received some additions. I inquired for
2269.rapes in June had been one of the deadly sins." "Ah!" said Oswald, " that was Ma he has founded at Bradford." " Keally that was a bright thought of old Mary's
2271.of her taking the command in ; Immensely," I replied. And leaving his flowers in
2272.remarked it to the chaplain. "Pro" bably," he replied, you may remember them for
2273. replied, you may remember them formerly in the Bradford collection the Crucifix
2274.he orchids?" I asked, rather maliciously. " Oh, as to them, you had better ask V
2275.the quantity which were being delicately packed in cool moss, about to be carrie
2276.were few or no pictorial adjuncts ; only in one corner of the picture appeared s
2277.plied the chaplain, and Oswald evidently was not greatly the wiser. But I looked, and Oswald evidently was not greatly the wiser. But I looked, and thought, a, and the wretched dens which formerly abounded were replaced by model lodging
2280.acred vessels. " I gather my rneiidonsly long drive, and killing for the horses.
2281.ling for the horses. ideas of it chiefly from Kn< like to be received us a monk
2282. " but it sounds, as you say, uncommonly Utopian." We reached ; after a sort, ho
2283.hing. There was no gold plate, certainly but neither was there any affectation o
2284. and of Scotland, whence them was likely to become Duchess of Leven. " " Wouldn'
2285.he confided to Mary that if he certainly had a liking for business. After dinner
2286.and her crochet, and her sweet, motherly proceedings and Lady Florinda herself t
2287.ct they would understand is particularly graceful ; but, undoubtedly, Faitk alwa
2288.particularly graceful ; but, undoubtedly, Faitk always has an innate sense of be
2289.following morning. I went up accordingly, was shown to my room, dressed and desc
2290.r think so," said Oswald, "and immensely proud of being of the old stock, and al
2291. metal work ; then there are the "Really, Grant, I never expected to see "That w
2292.peries." woman for getting ; inquiringly. ; "I really cannot tell you much more
2293.n for getting ; inquiringly. ; "I really cannot tell you much more about it," co
2294. who shall penny newspapers, lie greatly given to plain and wholly ignorant of t
2295.s, lie greatly given to plain and wholly ignorant of the pot-hoi;' "It sounds sp
2296.d as St. Gregory, for he would certainly have dono the same. Look here, Jack yon" "Is he dead, then," I asked, gently, "I'. world, Jack he has ; himself went
2298. "I know what you mean," he said quickly. "Yes, I dreamt at my sequel to his sto
2299.t is what I like ; none of your mentruly that I had received my call, and that m
2300.n that point," he said. He sighed deeply. Means enough, but so little comes of i
2301.e, I don't regret it, nor the time, only go one way to work, and that is straigh
2302. in a moment, and again the sweet, jolly-" calm look returned. "All right, Jack;
2303.ur coming, and Leven "What beer actually prohibited? My dear Grant, that will an had the whole thing looked thoroughly into. they get it to drink?" I asked. "
2305. work on the place has his proper dently desire to do, if I have but time. Still for at least "Grant," I said bluntly, " that is how I see it. He shook his h Oakham to help you. And, then, family life All I was thinking was, you know i and "Yes," he answered rather huskily, "I don't doubt it, I " assure you, I d
2309. he said, smiling. I mean is this family life is not the world, it can be ways t how to get rid > Alexis." old family he replied, "and a lovely thing it was,
2311.s." old family he replied, "and a lovely thing it was, that of Christian society, that of Christian society ; I hardly think I know anything finer. Bat, bless
2313.-the-period, arid, yet more emphatically, what would she do with me ?" THE A VST
2314.t's " "Yon calls for sold it?" rx'irt ly, "Then, my door Grant, is anotn which b
2315.r ten years' separaschoolboys are really found to appreciate wasps' nests, and t
2316.of my friend's habits of life, and ually He was literally worn and makes them th
2317.bits of life, and ually He was literally worn and makes them think. I have had a
2318.yself, you know," he said, rather grimly; "and I can The administration of a mor
2319., not very life, and. it pressed heavily. but a few of those lads have been thin
2320.nistration for the glory of God princely and the good of his fellow-men, was his
2321.he good of his fellow-men, was his daily care and his daily and form a class of
2322.ow-men, was his daily care and his daily and form a class of instruction under F
2323. I love you all, and I love you tenderly; but it's quite a different " I could o
2324.ut it's quite a different " I could only press his hand, and concern, I do assur
2325., you must taka rue as you find ; Family life not the world, yoti say V \Vcll no
2326.d abjure they " i; extreme' in your ally, Grant, no wonder they call you But if
2327.on ; utterance. is " dence so faithfully discharged, to the patient Investigatio
2328.neath the chaff in his case." " Possibly but it must have time to germinate. Yon germinate. Yon will '. ; him probably at Exdale, where, Oswald tells me, he e
2330.'ll start for ( was arranged accordingly, and the next day, with Edward for my c
2331.vious chapter that mv dinner, and family on those occasions the dinner was alway
2332.llast to her husband's anil Their family consisted of three children, of whom th
2333.and heir, A\ in his cradle. I's The only other sister, first unmarried no more o
2334.NEW ; UTOPIA. ' and the index of a truly magnificent gift bnt both the gift and, and Leveu, at last, " has him fairly in his power, for he is bound to prosec
2336.rosecute. "What makes him so exceedingly savage with the duke ?" I ment; Exdale
2337. atmosphere. Dear old Mary was regularly in her used his influence to save the b
2338.istress of a house, and head of a family. the true genius of that particular cal
2339. and wants, and also contrived to supply them she made the most of a moderate in
2340.derate income, and prevented his "Beally," said Florence, "I think you are all r
2341.he was poor Degg he writes extravagantly, as men of genius often do, doing manag
2342.bustle. She was not a heroine, certainly, ducks and chickens in my poultry -yard
2343.ll comers that she was the queen tremely, with a view to my ultimate advantage.
2344.galleries of Oakham, the sound of family talk and " In the first comprattle was
2345.utting down his betparison, was a homely one, for what they called at Exdale, wa
2346.ow deer there were to be seen in it only half a dozen ing of our glorious consti
2347. Master Edward, his claims being stoutly contested by Alexia, "Well, so be it,"
2348."worse men than he have and as passively acknowledged and submitted to by little
2349." said Mary, in a tone of remonhe really is an infidel ?" " I don't see what rig
2350. and, after all, as the word is commonly used, it's a relative term, and means s
2351., it's a relative term, and means simply people who don't believe exactly as muc
2352. simply people who don't believe exactly as much as we do ourselves. I daresay M
2353.t of conquest,', she replied, carelessly "she " So are going to Glenleven ?".sai
2354.emed to me as though this so continually hearing of Glenleven, that I'm glad at
2355.ent a "It s a wonderful place, certainly," he observed suffer than submit. rathe last Lent, and enjoyed it immensely." We were summoned to dinner, the only
2357.y." We were summoned to dinner, the only other addition to our "Really, Mr. Know
2358., the only other addition to our "Really, Mr. Knowles? Wasn't it rather a schism command of temper "I, for one, deeply dein her audacious of : The blow was in
2360.d. ford of the present day is, unhappily, more than half infidel." "Well, then, you are bound to judge him mercifully." "She can hold her own pretty well, ca
2362.oom. ; ; ; ; ority, she, revolt. equally self-possessed spirit plore our unhappy
2363.hould badgering. ing comfortable; " ably acquainted with Leven's friend, the you
2364.. Werner," said Mary; 'lie was have only an amateur painter, you know in reality
2365.he board to the children, and graciously condew " I have not to allow me to sit
2366.taking the part of poor genius. I really thought ' Father Wilfrid (as they call
2367. " " " if one had to find one's Possibly," I said, way on a dark ' left alone."
2368.rned centuries ago lantern is infinitely more to the purpose." from their grandm
2369.h everybody isn't sharp-sighted musingly people begin to think for to discover i
2370.themselves enough everyone can't exactly rest satisfied with his Florence gave m
2371.r's speculations. " " she might possibly some day or other find it worth her whi
2372.e replied; "it "To answer satisfactorily," I I can trust my replied, "I fear I m
2373. of goodnesat" "Ah that will do famously," she replied " if goodness is possess
2374.ald," said Wilfrid Knowles, as he really hardly know one man who thinks for hims
2375.aid Wilfrid Knowles, as he really hardly know one man who thinks for himself, un
2376." " Yes, the duke is original, certainly," she replied "I don't them, leaving Os
2377.with him, of course but he is thoroughly in earnest, and more or less irksome. "
2378.not grudge women I respect him immensely." " And Father the use of their tongues the Israel ?" She looked disdainfully in the direction where he sat " In lion
2380. some of her common sense into presently poor joined her, and soon we heard them
2381. she's it is chaff. She thinks amazingly well of her own powers, and always want
2382. would have no humdrum. Mary is the only person she really minds, and objection
2383.drum. Mary is the only person she really minds, and objection to be thought an i
2384. mistake ; he becoming one, it will only rouses over-preaching not be by the min
2385. looked on, Alexia acting as were busily engaged with plans for its restoration.
2386.g one's way in the dark." " Well, really, when you come back to civilized societ
2387.much edifying talk over sedilia and holy water stoups fell upon my ear and I was
2388.airs; but what will you do with the holy water stoups ?" medkeval Maelstrom." So
2389.e listened, at first with curiosity only, but soon with deeper interest ; and be
2390.eenth century, and to do that completely none eren of these minor accessories sh
2391.uld be omitted. " in the tone of be holy water in them ?" inquired Florence, one
2392.hem ?" inquired Florence, one innocently desirous of information. "Probably not,
2393.ently desirous of information. "Probably not," said Knowles, "but they will bear
2394.hough and significant ceremony anciently practised on authority touching Easter
2395.ption of an elaborate rite, " now wholly Perhaps I don't quite catch your meanin
2396." said Florence, who had he says bravely what he thinks strongly, it is truth to
2397. he says bravely what he thinks strongly, it is truth to him and listened attent truth to him and listened attentively. "I have often gone to the services in so beautiful ; or from Buddha. " Holy but I never saw anything at all like wh
2400.not preserved it, she will very probably revive finds favor in proportion as it
2401.finds favor in proportion as it is manly, j; " That view of truth is rather " If
2402.! ! ! Oh, I see," said Florence, gravely ; "holy water stoups ari no holy water
2403., I see," said Florence, gravely ; "holy water stoups ari no holy water let us p
2404.gravely ; "holy water stoups ari no holy water let us proceed." The next drawing
2405.s produced it represented an elaborately carved tomb or sepulchre, to be erected
2406.peculiar vice of similes. At monies only, it would be as you say, a cruel sham ;
2407.that scorn of shams which was manifestly "And other things besides time," said M
2408. of are; but at he's mistaken splendidly." phies of me, ho is perfectly welcome
2409.plendidly." phies of me, ho is perfectly welcome ; I shall neither bring him int
2410.tion that followed, the duke was chiefly absorbed by Wilfrid Knowlos, who talked
2411.hould vent to her indignation. certainly be canonized," she said "he has done tw
2412.he pardoned Degg, and listened patiently to Father Wilfrid for " the space of tw
2413." yet, I confess, I do not underProbably," I replied : stand his motives in the
2414.a in an armchair beside us. it is really true, then," said Florence, that Degg i
2415.ied the " So " duke; "but we are happily fallen on days of toleration." Florence
2416.stonished ?" " " I don't think I exactly understand. "Why, my dear Miss Oswald,
2417.t do yon suppose I would allow damasilly lies about my characinstincts of faith
2418.ead on her hand, and seemed to be really thinking ; Grant took up a book of phot
2419.NEW UTOPIA, tradiction ; it which deeply interested me. At last she spoke: " Fai
2420.s, even whilst they admire, it is simply impossible." " Do you mean deliberately
2421. impossible." " Do you mean deliberately to say that you believe nothing?" said, penetrating eyes that were so rarely turned to meet the gaze of another. She settled the spot. Maiy good-naturedly consented to accompany h but Florence p
2424.rence. " Please to explain " and shortly after breakfast we saw them depart iu p
2425.hat the fishing party 1 preceded us only by a few minutes, and were in the act o
2426.use, Florence patted the old pony kindly, and mi much of him. I looked at her, s
2427.believe it ?" She looked at him steadily. " Because I feel it,'' she answered. '
2428.ellectual views ; "Did old Dobbin really bolt ?" "You see "It was Florence made
2429." hold them as intellectual views merely, you don't If you ties. "I see," said G
2430. worshipped. If He made you, it was only the childi-eu's nonsense," said Florer
2431.y, " you there ; the road goes amazingly near the edge of the cliff. must care f
2432.e ; and there the matter dropped. kindly to her, and she went away to the piano
2433. of the hills Am we came rather suddenly on the village, formed of well-built co
2434.s the cheapest material Was there really danger ?" he inquired. "the left wheel clear to me, as we passed, the goodly structure, from which n the cliff, two
2436.ves-dropper was little more to hear only the duke's parting words, give said, ;
2437.lain black frames, a book-case tolerably well filled, and some plain, old-fashio
2438. of the mountains ; it was inexpressibly delightful ; and no French cookery was
2439.done justice to as was that first homely little dinner in Glenleven Hermitage. W
2440.ple have no hearts, eryone has one, only they can't always find it." "I suspect
2441.Aye, you'll see all about that presently," said Leven. "I'll just tell you, to b
2442. rise far above the average. She is a ly needs the 3d way off yet, though." of T
2443.of The daughters of Eve do not certainly owe you much in the my " ; them in the
2444.lains and valleys to the It was a lonely, unenclosed, uninhabited kfbexn Channel
2445.bited kfbexn Channel trict, sufficiently far removed from cities and the hum of
2446. cruciform religiousness of that stately severity. As I entered, I A upon TUE AU
2447.f flickering light and shadow. Presently there entered the long line of black-ro
2448.tones world, to which I listened It only lasted too short a time, and when it ce
2449.e Lady Chapel, rich in marand delicately ornamented then passing back, the duke
2450. remains of those he had loved so dearly to be sent back to their native he saw
2451.esting on his good dog, his grave, manly features carved with exquisite care, an
2452.eyond the quatrefoiled panend the family arms ; but a brass fillet ran els, and
2453.hey desire a better, that is, a heavenly one. God is not ashamed to be called th
2454.and the excitement of burning it exactly as thes enjoyed have enjoyed a dog-figh
2455.wer nor in mine : "I think we may safely affirm that foresee," said Grant. nor a
2456.n years ago you thought very differently about somaj sweet, matronly likeness to
2457. differently about somaj sweet, matronly likeness to my friend ; then I read the
2458.; compared in deepest resignation. truly of a patience rooted " At " I twenty-fi
2459.aresay I did," he replied. it seems i ly recited a As we arose from our knees, I
2460.hurch, but his I looked at him earnestly. last words struck to my heart, and " A
2461.the thing, as I take it." " " positively none t" What, no results 1" I exclaimed
2462.ther question. In certain cases probably with martyrdom that might not be succes
2463.rld's estimation, but it would certainly be a : crown." " You are taking a very
2464.lower level, arc we to look ; I can only say, with Florry, I shan't forget my le
2465.e success of the Gospel had been exactly for individuals, and occasionally famil
2466.xactly for individuals, and occasionally families, whoso suitability for the pur
2467.character you describe," I said. "Really? Do you mean to say that the impression
2468.dea a little at present I can catch only half a view of it." "Well," he replied,
2469.trast, struck a stranger as a distinctly Christian character. The early weekday
2470.istinctly Christian character. The early weekday mass was heard by many on their
2471.vided at suitable times. It was a costly experiment, as Leven owned, but the res
2472.hem the Gospel is suffering a and hourly defeat. But take into account, on the o
2473.ccording to the perfect plan, gave daily side, the number of graces which it is
2474.Werner, here, holds that a man must only for the report of them, I believe, we s
2475.tention." Quite true," said Werner, only common sense a "Just so, Jack and as ve
2476.; "Yes," I said, I can comprehend easily enough the possibility of these more cu
2477.d Grant. "I suspect Toby is not the only individual at Exdale who is getting his
2478.who is getting his eyes open. But really is it not a fine thing to see the of an
2479.ct as regards the intellect, and totally deny it as re" gards the heart. is very
2480.s is just a case in point. There is a ly admitted, that the first of these desir
2481.first of these desirable things can only ba row in the streets of Bradford, and
2482.t many excellent persons will con- ingly, I grant that to effect anything practi
2483.ers, it is essential to keep up a supply from a far worse abyss than Baker's Bit I assure you the subject has greatly exercised will know of it congratulatio
2485.ter you left England. We got to be Badly inaccurate in stating a case. Here are
2486.heir religion and their duties. I simply great friends he is an excellent fellow
2487.bout the plain chant, you mean ?" supply humanizing, and cut off brutalizing, in
2488.e Christians." "Well," I said, "I really wonder at yon. After all your fine talk the subject. My readers will probably ere this have discovered that I am a po
2490.d " of demon that could be cast out only by prayer and fasting. "How can I say?
2491. it but to apologize for unintentionally touching on a tender chord, At last he
2492.nder chord, At last he said as awkwardly as possible. : A pause. which I did "We
2493.seminate some of his own. He was greatly distressed at the warming apparatus in
2494. old cathedrals. We all laughed heartily. "Poor Knowles!" said "I WENT Leven ; "
2495.t, "some one else must sufit is the only way :" and his glance rested, as he fer of those Pictures even ef that family life we once talked of, sometimes ; ; ;
2497. couldn't believe how many. Occasionally, whilst all these things were singing i
2498.the brethren I can't describe it exactly, but it seemed like two things struggli
2499.t made acquaintance with Werner's family. His father holds a half a dozen forest
2500., and if he is her She loved him as only mothers love their idol, he is her cros
2501.ever, too, an artist, by intuition, only he never cared to touch a brush save fo
2502.nion, too spoilt, of course, and equally, of course, with more than a dash of se
2503.s a heart. ! ; Jack makes it wonderfully easy to get into places where one has a
2504. my friends. for you ?' he said fiercely. "'Friends!' friend?' Is not that enoug
2505.end?' Is not that enough I said bitterly. 'I thought I was your ; ; ; 'Well, and
2506. ; ; ; 'Well, and what of that? I really don't understand you, don't keep me her
2507. something wrong. Then she had privately inquired and the long and short of it w
2508.side, fired his imagination, and quietly sapped his moral strength, A little mor
2509. moral strength, A little more, and only a little more, would be wanted to plung
2510.e answered. 1 can forgive you your folly as regards myself, but I will hear noth
2511.t the gallery and the palace, and hardly knowing what I did, I found myself in t
2512.find on< in the dark, quiet church, only lighted by the lamps which hung before
2513.r to my heart, and, as I felt too surely, in the grasp of the Enemy. "What could
2514.ate presented Him to the It is generally called Oesu Na.'-'2515.f those people. figures are marvellously devotional, with soft, weary eyes that
2516., with soft, weary eyes that look kindly and pitifully on the worshipper. Such w
2517.eary eyes that look kindly and pitifully on the worshipper. Such was the one to
2518.e fever; far worse than typhus, a deadly thing; every one had fled the house in
2519.ces, but all re, prestige of your family, to be the Great Duke as well as the pa
2520. soul, ' Sell all all for all, Gradually he gained strength enough for me to mov
2521.nt. As soon as he could speak coherently, he asked for a priest, and saw him sev
2522. and took mine, and squeezed it silently. I wish I could see my mother I' Then A
2523. I telegraphed for the ' : " ' "I hardly knew what it was, I felt myself so powe
2524.what it was, I felt myself so powerfully urged to do, save that it was an absolu
2525.d regret that we hadn't met before, only the Exes had been to the Baths of Carra
2526.a, for the last fortnight, and were only 'And had I heard just back, and hadn't
2527.Beppo, the new tenor.? Then I positively must, there was nothing like him. And o
2528. nothing like him. And oh how shockingly dreadful about poor Mr. Werner, wasn't
2529.'t it ? Such a delightful person. Really, I'm immensely sorry.' 'What about Wern
2530.delightful person. Really, I'm immensely sorry.' 'What about Werner ?' I said, c
2531.ept them off," said Grant, rather grimly. The baroness came, and Werner and she me to England, and his mother eagerly acsoul, : ; ' ' ; cepted the proposal, life and sense. I knew not (and only imperfectly, and by degrees, did he let
2534. sense. I knew not (and only imperfectly, and by degrees, did he let me know) al
2535.assed in his soul during those seemingly unconscious hours. It is an awful thing
2536. but my life. 'You vowed away not merely possessions,' he said, 'but freedom, ti
2537.ustralia you den, life, will from simply have shifted the heavy weight once for
2538., and one which the world yon externally as you are, bat demanding your shoulder
2539. of the chanl carrying the words of Holy Writ home to the centre of in; It was S
2540.before the high altar long and wistfully ; then paid and last of all, entered tl
2541.fice." are you thinking of ?" know; only it seems to me as if every to-morro was
2542.d he must if they had not, it would only be a better reason for my shoi leave me
2543.ngs about your notions on th now clearly the grandeur of my friend's character,
2544. act by which he had theory, voluntarily given all all to save a soul ; and God
2545.for indul ing it at Bradford." The early train on Monday morning bore me away fr
2546.hpits of Bradford a the spell was rudely broken. Grant twitted me a little on i
2547.ility of his mind, which could so easily turn from subje< increased to my heart
2548.E NEW the about, mid evidently enjoyed u of doors, and double shafts,
2549.inute or so, and then came out the reply Well, mounted and rode off, and on the
2550. particular mine, of which I retain only the general recolAye, the public. Jones
2551.e one is a mile and a half away on reply to his questions gave an incoherent ans
2552.t Dymock, the engineer, tells me plainly betrayed the fact that the visit to the
2553.s, it waa it a Then came the fatal reply professor, dear reader, and can only ex
2554.ply professor, dear reader, and can only explain this much, at when a mine is ve
2555.s, small amount of senss re. necessarily longer and deeper than the other, and t
2556.ere .ce, and was informed The "Littually at work on the northern side of the min
2557.arming fact, that the shaft had the only tilation doors attended to that morning
2558.ousness, ; the machinery by capable only of working was lowered into and raised
2559.laft ! said Grant, a supposition quickly dispelled the mouth of the aperture, wh
2560.t, had as yet gone down. Grant Presently he caught at a round pace, thoughtful,
2561.thoughtful, not to say perplexed. I only imperfectly apprehended the in one of t
2562.not to say perplexed. I only imperfectly apprehended the in one of the sheds, gh
2563.his life for his brethren. there is only one other chanoe. Here, you fellow," ad
2564. the man, who by this time was partially sobered, " can you trust yourself to ha
2565.her moment shall," said the Duke, firmly THE END. he had entered the bucket and
2566.ried him to Oakham. He was so completely the signal to lower away. of his family
2567. the signal to lower away. of his family that we should have been " Grant !" I ", Werner and the other brethren gently and reverently lowered the winch Grant
2569.the other brethren gently and reverently lowered the winch Grant nodded to me wi been an unconscious prophecy he nobly been won by the suffering, not of himse
2571.eek before had been burning I shall only touch on the hist scene of all the gorg
2572. to The news spread about, and gradually the truth came to Glenleven and Oakham,
2573.or those of had died worth comparatively nothing, because he had b the men aroun
2574.round me. Some sensations are not keenly felt from steadily carrying out the pur
2575.ations are not keenly felt from steadily carrying out the purpose of his life to, but at first 1 could not think. Only gradually preseion, especially anione h
2577. first 1 could not think. Only gradually preseion, especially anione his own vou Only gradually preseion, especially anione his own vouuff men at Oukh the ;
2579.e year, and my readers will not probably be greatly astonished to hear that two
2580. my readers will not probably be greatly astonished to hear that two years later
2581.Oakham congregation; thus the aud gladly recognizing given opportunity me of car
2582. him that in after years he may worthily fulfil the trust committed to him, aud
2583.the unhappy life. " the Christian family." THE END. THE VISION OP OLD ANDREW THE
2584. his bread diminishing. He had generally had a bit for any beggar that strayed t
2585.e wa fain to receive from others, barely furnished him with his daily amid the f
2586.ers, barely furnished him with his daily amid the foliage of a luxuriant mass of
2587. mistaken philanthropy, or their worldly indicate that at one period a much more
2588.he extent of the churchyard, and sightly piles to be erected, now so conspicuous of its shelter he must leave not only his cottage but the trade and the rapid
2590.ew prison for as such it was universally regarded by himself remember these bett
2591.hurch- those for whom it was professedly built. The village rung crowned hill, f
2592.ld well recollect those days and heavily on the old man's mind. Andrew was a Cat
2593.year the im- duties; he had occasionally at least, nay, with tolerable reguporta
2594.inishing the larity, approached the holy sacraments; and though thoughtdemand fo
2595.speaking, or he would break off suddenly in his tale, amends for the past. So it
2596.r now." hill; both to assist at the Holy Mass, And the villagers one and all kne
2597.if once he entered in truth now the only one of the craft, where erst all had be
2598.ver again assisting at weavers. the Holy Sacrifice. And though he knew that Fath
2599. dull, and the shuttle flew lesa swiftly and less joyously. it grew upon him eac
2600.ttle flew lesa swiftly and less joyously. it grew upon him each day the necessit
2601. orchards. At present it consists merely of a few detached clusters of neatly th
2602.ely of a few detached clusters of neatly thatched cottages, each seeming to repo
2603.essing. Andrew had not been sufficiently schooled in the science <>f the cross t
2604.e setting sun, that stc/jd on and slowly and painfully did he climb inp.n from s
2605. that stc/jd on and slowly and painfully did he climb inp.n from starving, dragg
2606.le told him was come; he must absolutely starve, or go into the workhouse. One h
2607.hope alone remained; yet it was scarcely a hope. "He would go and speak to Fathe
2608. him to recognize each well v :id fondly, though sorrowfully, did lie dwoll on t well v :id fondly, though sorrowfully, did lie dwoll on the reoollr-rtums tha
2610.sought his owu cottage. The chimney only could be seen amidst the trees; but he
2611.and over which the grass and thick curly moss had spread a bed far softer than h
2612.and at last he reclined himself entirely upon it, and rested his weary and anxio
2613. could the old man's situation as deeply as himself could do; but he was but a p
2614.ufficient for the entire support of only one. What, then, could he do ? Why, onl What, then, could he do ? Why, only give the poor old man such consolation
2616. the advantages of suffering, especially when applied to the expiation of the pa
2617. senses was almost stunning. Sorrowfully then, most sorrowfully, did he turn his
2618.ning. Sorrowfully then, most sorrowfully, did he turn his steps we were going no
2619.ulas ! he had no home little Sorrowfully did he cast his last look on the cross
2620.quiet sod, with the wind singing sweetly through the lime trees, and all my care
2621.rie 'twere hard to say, for occasionally it was broken by short fits of forgetfu
2622.brought sleep upon his eyelids. Suddenly, however, he was awakened from it, by a
2623. spot on which he had been lying. Slowly the turf was pushed up until it burst o
2624.ation, more bent every year with itively I think my logs are growing 11:i! how d
2625. much the worse for wear, is it? It only comes out once a year, Only look now. t
2626. it? It only comes out once a year, Only look now. this is the very spot to suit
2627.think I feel or utter a word nay, hardly to breathe, and well might he be positi
2628.He was dressed faded, however, evidently from dissipation. in a very antique sty
2629.of the sort, I assure you. They had only shifted their position when they went i
2630.o their graves again, after their yearly night of freedom. I have tried every po
2631. first one, though it does so grievously incommode my back-bone and my shins. I
2632.ones, on his shoes, which were extremely pointed at the toes. And on his head he
2633.n recovering his courage, and the lively voice of his extraordinary visitor seem back, even stroking them down gently with his hands, as if to feel if there
2635.u describe," said he, yours would hardly be the bed I should choose to lie in. O
2636.ference in reality," replied the ghostly fop, with a strange grimace, half cence
2637.he diousness of our lodgings. It is only when we get on the top leave his body,
2638.ation and his lead coffin, he has fairly pushed out a we wish to shift our quart
2639.o you; for the old alderman could hardly set your to reduce the fancied excresce
2640.and-at once tried to calm it. he clearly saw the other wished to avoid. "Don't b
2641.w looked puzzled, and unwilling to reply. The placency ; though, all the while,
2642.much as to say, variance with his lively tone of voice and free and easy manner.
2643. "No, not with your lips," was the reply. "But, as you laid think that he was al
2644. what I tell seemed to echo very clearly even through the lend and fat of you,"
2645.rouble. "It inrt often we catch a really live rid of rheumatism and the workhous
2646., with the lime trees whispering sweetly wide awake like you. Sometimes, indeed,, we ghosts are very civil; especially to those who wish, like you, BO soon to
2648.hich had struck him in his first ghostly ac- again mustering up attack upon the
2649.'t I have the quaintance. And frequently, too, in the midst of their boisterous
2650.terous mirth, he saw them look fearfully upwards, and instantly avert their eyes
2651.em look fearfully upwards, and instantly avert their eyes as if they had met som
2652.ter, the presiding demon of these unholy revels, grinning on the scenes below, a
2653.s countenance too hours of their joy fly so swiftly away. grew troubled at the s
2654.ce too hours of their joy fly so swiftly away. grew troubled at the sight, and h
2655. face growing longer and more melancholy as he watched the progress of the glowi
2656.the light of the sun, it was brilliantly illuminated. not the light of the moon,
2657.d every part, and was everywhere equally diffused, so that every grave-stone was that every grave-stone was distinctly visible, and even the inscriptions legi
2659.urch, too, stood forth more majestically than Andrew had ever seen it. The pinna
2660.les and battlements which had been sadly dilapidated, were all perfect; the carv
2661.e could suit himself. He was immediately overwhelmed with One would have him to
2662.ave him to go here, to see what a lovely offers. He had seemed so time-eaten, wa
2663.sters in the string courses looked truly hideous, in fact, almost endowed with l
2664.ife; the niches were filled with saintly statues, and the tracery of the windows
2665.rainbow. But the chancel it was scarcely possible to gaze upon its view was comm
2666.e remarked how it was trodden completely the numerous visitors, who had made use
2667.nd statesmen, and wareffigies of saintly bishops, and priests, and the old man c
2668. priests, and the old man could scarcely riors, and queens and virgins He though
2669.churchyard seemed instill its definitely enlarged to hold the motley multitude,
2670.luted him with the greatest politerichly embroidered coat, have the honor of off
2671. that he might " We cannot go to a truly comfortable bed inside the church. gee
2672.onsolate widow, surrounded by her lovely children, is I am that weeping over the
2673.ball swept past him, regardless of madly they dashed over grave-stones, or rails
2674.. This had been to her so affectionately, of all their property. the ruin of the
2675.l their property. the ruin of the family. For law and extravagance soon pulled t
2676.ollection, " have yon become BO scarcely less than his companion. sorrowful; and
2677.ey Why had pulled down the house. merely signified to the polite old man, that h
2678.s his I am constrained to Listen," reply. speak, since you have asked. life, "Ag
2679.with my position south aisle. The family pew is by the side of it, and the fire-
2680.or your sorrows." Andrew did not exactly understand this disinterestedness He ha
2681.trive to drown, in the tumult of worldly things and worldly pleasures, the voice
2682.the tumult of worldly things and worldly pleasures, the voice that comes up from
2683.ho are still in life, are they not truly insane, as once were we ? For they may
2684.not thousands now, (Andrew's) own family. And he had a shrewd suspicion, too, th
2685.s there was some; thing in inexpressibly discordant, and ever and anon, he was d bright as ever, but had become sickly and ovewpread everything with a paleish
2687.gures and hands, which now moved visibly onwards with a hissing sound. Fear, suc
2688.Oh Andrew Andrew ! if we could have only one of those days only one of those hou
2689.e could have only one of those days only one of those hours, that you are so anx
2690.o the western door of the church. partly open ; and through it there gushed fort
2691.hed forth a flood of light, as intensely brilliant as that which bursts from the
2692.n, impelled him, as it were iiresistibly, As he drew near the figure, whose shad
2693.ow he to approach. had remarked, hastily took held of the door, as if to close i
2694.s entrance; but, on looking at him, only threw it ! ! ! wider open, and invited
2695.m to enter. It was an old and apparently wayworn man, who was thus acting the pa
2696.n of' escaping from this scene of unholy revehy, for such he now regarded it, wh
2697. colored coat. But, hump had grown fully over his His dress hung loose about him
2698.s gait there was and his legs were truly dis- something that told of intense and
2699.hes were old and tattered, and evidently had not been made torted. lank and spir
2700.ur 'mind, Andrew," he said, despondingly. "I boded little good from introducing
2701. from introducing you to see, "I ghastly features. flabby about his liinbs, his
2702.nts, and the cuffs of his sleeves nearly touched his Still there was a cheerful,
2703.of the Church-yard, and an inexpressibly sweet hilarity in his when yoa asked to
2704.," "that wanted to intrude into the holy place. But I see you, Andrew. Come in y
2705. was discovered by some countrymen, only time enough to be carried to some cotta
2706.ond of coming his ! of real flesh fastly and in love that the was heaving in ago
2707.nvulsed, and that the blood was actually trickling from the wounds And, oh what
2708.d from them ; but, by gazing steadfastly, he saw that they were mysterious figur
2709.bier standing in one corner, and a gaily painted fire-engine in an- to recognize
2710.enturies. But now all that was unsightly, or betokened Diligence, was gone. The of black old oak, panelled and deeply moulded, had ascended nigh up into the
2712.lf blocked up, had hitherto lighted only the belfry, but now stood forth in all
2713.colors. The arch above had been formerly blocked up with plaster, and on the sur
2714.h had once been whitewashed, were rudely painted. But these emblems of a nationa
2715.e centre of the arch. It was exquisitely carved, and glowed with gold and colors
2716.and by many of which he had been greatly affected. The impression which they con
2717.een and purand flowing ple, harmoniously blended together in graceful in gold an
2718.t and conspicuous. Statues, too, of holy saints, standintervals along ing in gor
2719.ld gentlemen, its occupant had so kindly offered to him. But on the floor, oppos it had stood, and hitherto probably concealed by the boarded floor of the f
2721.ealed by the boarded floor of the family pew adjoining, were two full length ; ;
2722.filled up with wax, beneath the formerly occupied by the tomb itself, just spot
2723.nding end of the north aisle, an equally st iking effigies of ; M THE VISION OF
2724.ange had taken place. There had formerly born the churchwardens' pew, and behind
2725.on's gown and surplice had been the only furniture, had become a chapel, where o
2726.vory, the mystic ark, the star, the lily, and many other emblems of her whom all
2727.t of her womb. Just opposite this lovely chapel, but a little way removed into t
2728.the ponderous tomb but it hod been sadly dilapidated, and almost hidden too by c
2729. protected by a low railing of curiously wrought iron, with sockets at the angle
2730.even now were there and burning brightly, as if emblematic of the hope that had
2731.ect of the old church, had unconsciously wandered to the Lady chapel just descri
2732.e in advance of it, so as to be directly opposite the statue of the Virgin Mothe
2733.r the desire to join in it came strongly upon him, and he would have knelt down
2734.on in the world we have left, especially if they concern us in any way; and this
2735.on myself; the poor verger, who has only just entered upon his office, cannot ho
2736. lite to Is there ; ; changed, aye sadly changed, ever since then. O, for my par
2737.e is not one here who would not joyfully change places with you. Aye, if your co
2738.were ten times worse than they are, only the more joyfully would they be welcome than they are, only the more joyfully would they be welcomed." "How!" cried A
2740. the church was full of peoIt was really thronged, with the exception of a narro
2741.und them their hands were clasped firmly together, and their breasts wero heavin
2742. their breasts wero heaving, not rapidly indeed, nor convulsively, yet with an e, not rapidly indeed, nor convulsively, yet with an energy that told better th
2744.could not help remarking, how, generally speaking, those who wore what he fancie
2745.he chancel, and that the dress gradually became, more modern as it approached th
2746.t as he looked his countenance gradually fell, and it was plain that some unplea
2747.thed in iron reckon how long attentively, began and he thought too that several ; why people now-a-days get so slowly through Purgatoiy. It crowd wore a no l
2749.ed garb than his. " Now," isn't entirely their own fault neither. You see that t
2750. modern times get through it more slowly than our ancestors." much need of And o
2751.o," rejoined the old man, " God is truly merciful, had been taught that it was g
2752.carrying "Yes," said Andrew despondingly; for he thought of hfg lighted tapers a
2753. pay. " plices, and each with his goodly torch of wax ; and the retain" No, not
2754.of wax ; and the retain" No, not exactly that neither," answered the verger. "Pe
2755.t a doubt for our days, Andrew. And only that he repented just in it did obtain
2756.r him to observe the gesture, so he only asked the verger to proceed. to have be
2757.y his heirs, for men in those punctually days th poor and to God's Church? I hav
2758.en the rightful owners cannot especially if they gave any thing to God's poor or, yes," cried Andrew, more sorrowfully than ever, "God is truly merciful and I
2760.ore sorrowfully than ever, "God is truly merciful and It was merciful in Him to, long stay amongst us is not entirely his own fault." "How sot" asked Andrew;
2762.ed Andrew; "who is to blame then? surely not God, for you told me how just He is
2763.d I'll explain it to you," was the reply, "and perhaps then you'll understand wh
2764.footsteps of a procession of old, slowly pacing through the church-yard were bea
2765.s ;" (Rom. x. 15.) Their sound was truly like glad tidings whispered through the
2766.lowed in the next reign ; then the daily mass in the Lady chapel was abolished a
2767.o pat, and can talk about them so finely ? You were only a miserable beggar, and
2768.alk about them so finely ? You were only a miserable beggar, and have only just
2769.e only a miserable beggar, and have only just come in here you say, where have y" " I told you before," was the reply, "that we are allowed to know many thin past or But this, present, especially what affects our own interests. though
2772.ough it may seem a privilege, often only increases our sufferings and hi my own own case, J, must confess most justly." got ; Pater Noster for the welfare of
2774.en from this f ailing, and very probably a part of my punish, those of old and w
2775.g these motives for grumbling constantly the bonnets and hats of my days, have a
2776.ness of modern Catholics. They are truly cold. Their faith in Purthing to grumbl
2777.or." " " And so now I feel all Precisely so," replied the verger. gatory is cold
2778. are already sufferstill I am not really vexed at them, you will understand I in
2779. charitable work in a year, would barely furnish him with a week's subsistence a
2780.m with a week's subsistence and probably if all that to be." " Well, but," argue
2781. " How ?" the old man somewhat " sharply asked; by the Masses might be offered u
2782. by the Masses might be offered up daily for the souls of the founders contrast
2783. stated days to the tory, but especially to those lying in the church-yard throu
2784.o pray for the same pic-us end. Formerly no which th procession passed. The pray
2785.t were chanted, were not intended merely for him stopping to kneel before the cr
2786.elated. Perhaps they put up an unsightly tombstone, and think they have done won in the grave below, there is probably a brother or a sister who needs their a
2788.d, and who cries out to them by the only emblem which at one time a persecuting
2789.onuments, were not intended to be merely ornaments, or memorials of mortality, o
2790. ; ; ; ; THE >.'.itlil .1 r,s77,.l/,/.LY WAY; Olt Till'. STAY my of arl passed t; " no, not possil >lo " "Ay, not only possible, but most certain, said Sir Jo
2792.he 'fact (which of Glonleven, WHS really the man; indeed it was well known in is
2793.y exceeded 104,000,000, they will easily understand what ud his son, this Willia
2794. this William Grant Carstairs, is really Duke must have been the value of a sing
2795.ttered to myself, while Sir been finally disposed of, I was able to return to En
2796.little cemof the old ; ; Carstairs, only son of Lord Carstairs, and Duke of Leve
2797.d were story, and not my own I certainly not without their utility in advancing
2798.e new duke, of his generosity, his manly principles, his care for his property a
2799.ars it was " Grant of Glenleven " really was, and why he chose to drop impossibl
2800.ity looked in that direction. the family name and ducal title. Then as to the he
2801.was that, judging by his own was equally plain. There were but the two male bran
2802. money, he seemed to care for it a uiily, of both of wliich Grant was now the so
2803.l this, and the dirt becomes marvelously pleasant. Leven desires to and when at
2804.ew duke to take get as much as he justly can from his property, and so do I, not
2805.s property, and so do I, not Oakham only, but the entire county prepared and so
2806.asion brought on him. I shall not easily forget selfish in his aims than " every
2807. thought much of these subjects in early youth Volunteers, and a dozen carriages
2808.bor- that power I submitted. It was only natural for me to imagine ough, and whe
2809. a bright gala day it was The old family and Protestant, sent out to me pretty r
2810.testant, sent out to me pretty regularly, and after my i'd to Oakham, the old pr
2811., but I about it. There is in. gradually grew used to regard the whole subject a UTOPIA. the wonted deluhas not lately. You know improvement of the mines is i of ' duke's hobbies." "And not merely niimn, it?" said the secretary; "I've /
2814.mines, and "Just ; so," replied t really his ideas about ventilation are rary cr
2815.elcome me, not, perhaps, the less kindly from the fact that rumor had credited m
2816. I going to Australia. " He is an really excellent fellow," said Sir Clinton, "b
2817.ntured to ask. " Oh, I dont know exactly lives the life of a hermit, which, ; ;
2818., filled with re- standing so completely out of everything. He can't take hia fi
2819.tune to meet a forehead "there certainly is a touch in the top story." "Touch or" said the editor, with predominantly Christian), two men of science, and a c
2821.he gayest and public-houses, and, really, I don't know how he has mai wittiest c
2822.- manor. " ty, may calculate for exactly that space of time on "And if I am righ space of time on "And if I am rightly informed (you'll correct me, of course,
2824.uncil of Ephesus, promised, and recently published! was engaged on an article wh
2825.aim at own conclusions. Was Leven really a little touched ? Was proving my anyth opposite judge for myself. charitably stepped in to Antiquities, the last car
2827.ic editor, who was, of course profoundly ignorant of the creed of his next door
2828.od many of our manufacturing towns, only nobody comes to inspect them." feriorit week at Oakham was given to my family. I had be introduced to my new brother- of his My father praised him highly, for for lorn; nor loyalty to II 12 THE
2831. altar. He sank down indicated instantly on his knees, and looked in the directi
2832.e " Amen" that he had heard was probably the close. The candles were all lighted side, and it was evident the saintly congregation the approach of the minist
2834.roidered in color and magold, and richly brocaded curtains of the same Behind it
2835.sses, The very colors to live. couutably to Andrew, all seemed were with a warmt
2836.o, a it nothing could be seen, save only most depths yet beyond ; and brighter,
2837.ment, yet all the while which, strangely, seemed old chancel roof, showed like e
2838.those sombre ornaments was more intently on any one of them, it was still a star
2839.t seemed, in the "ask assigned to lovely angelic forms, rejoicing First came the
2840. the white stood not, but floated softly earthly contaminations, ? put on such m
2841.te stood not, but floated softly earthly contaminations, ? put on such majestic
2842.earing and his worn in life, yet stately old man, with looks of unconquered meek
2843.d round the wearer's form were perfectly visible. Yet ger and more flowing, and
2844.wing, and they receding range of saintly figures he had seen far more gracefully
2845. figures he had seen far more gracefully than the stiffened chasubles each other
2846.ut difficulty separated was beautif ully depicted on in air, were the representa
2847.on move towards the to be fretted Slowly and majestically over their heads what
2848.he to be fretted Slowly and majestically over their heads what at one moment app
2849.nd the Andrew's eyes to consist entirely combined the tints and all the brillian
2850.s him when they saw They smiled benignly on were clustered and flitting around h of the occupants of the stalls gently glided from his place, and stood before
2852. of God's saints, ; burst forth joyously, s if its prayer was heard, for truly i, s if its prayer was heard, for truly it was to pay proper to raise up a hymn
2854. and when at length the harmony suddenly took up another mode expressive of dism
2855.hat wondrous hymn, aland love, ternately terrified, and consoled, and filled wit
2856.ed his girdle, and from it hung a rudely carved rosary, with its wooden cross an bare, the latter being protected only by leather sandals. His head But too wa
2858.head But too was uncovered, and entirely shaven round the crown. his coarse habi
2859.y the changeful voices of that unearthly choir. At length the chanters ceased, a
2860.nd instood up to listen to it. He easily recognized the stinctively words, for i He easily recognized the stinctively words, for it of speaking of it here, o
2862.rds, for it of speaking of it here, only for the of course, no one would be will
2863.rother his heart as now. " and the reply of Martha, shall rise again, believest
2864.uls ?" "It has been done," was the reply, "by one whose bliss which the highest
2865.which He set us the example, be the only one left unpractised?" really in earnes
2866.e the only one left unpractised?" really in earnest. from their tombs, did indee
2867., as if to his thoughts: "Yes, willingly; if Jesus will want so he stood wonderi
2868.n." "Would I, you mean to say," the holy man proceeded, " consent to exchange my
2869.on his head. ears, though it was clearly glory descending " " Excuse me, sir," h say, that either the world's mightily quest He was bewildered by the question
2871.s has been much the same," was gradually the wish that he had uttered, of changi
2872.h-yard, came back to his mind. the reply, " as far as trials and crosses go. But
2873.efore ?" "Yes," was the triumphant reply, "if Jesus wills it, and there are eoul
2874.ere you always poor ?" he asked abruptly. For a moment the saint bowed his head
2875.ed to whisfore, as if unwilling to reply. " Do not hesitate There is no fear of
2876.fy Him who gave ; ! ! I mistake, greatly brother," did the good monk reply, you
2877.reatly brother," did the good monk reply, you fancy that the walls of a monaster pedient, not always poor. I was nobly born and Indeed, I had bred. I abounded
2879. I abounded in power and dignity. softly much gold and wide lands, and many men
2880.overty, though afterwards I found I only wished the 8uch to be the reward of my
2881.e reward of my choice. No more perfectly to follow Jesus, and so, at some future
2882.anxieties of his office. Perhaps he only said it to please me, but anyhow he mus
2883.ced to drink," " ' Well, then, the surly master and his brutal assistants ! 1 I
2884.their assistants, the executioners surly or brutal surely than the Pharisees and
2885. the executioners surly or brutal surely than the Pharisees and who nailed Him t
2886. of cursing and blaspheming." "But reply. there's Andrew again said, i'jr "Not m, i'jr "Not more so, I think," quietly rejoined the saint, "than were the serv brightness to my 1 ah&ll I not gladly embrace the opportueverlasting crown, ,
2889.I've got nothing else to say; I'm fairly ever, hesitating. countenance of Andrew
2890.hy not say convinced?" asked his saintly instructor, from them, and his own tear the ground, unmarked by your Heavenly me so, I'll try to remember what you've
2892.vation, the workhouse, and that's likely to be to-morrow ; and if I feel however
2893.esus, fail of its reward." I The clearly on. saint paused for a moment, but Andr
2894.he bad got no more to say, so his lovely monitor went will." "I'll try then to t
2895.ter. He "You have chosen well and wisely. May He, who to shov hung down his head
2896.perien- you the secrets of that heavenly wisdom, which He so often cing them aga the blessing I wish you now and lowly. thus will I pray for you every day and
2898.the church parson preach there." quietly to his place amid the golden stalls. " preceded it, and Andrew could plainly reeven in a workhouse, and disarm the c
2900., I was hah inclined to quarrel Thy holy light, which Thou promisedst of old to
2901.erit and a higher reward. And then, only to think it, sorrowful indeed at the di
2902.en, so that by one month spent patiently in a workhouse, such as you have descri
2903. years spent in a monastery ; especially, if, as you seem to suppose, there woul
2904.crifice.'" "Bather think," said the holy monk, "that He who hangs there above us
2905. the mist, and almost as instantaneously a form up in terror. It was broad dayli
2906. must have been precious drunk. And only to think how you those last words with
2907.rew felt nettled, and was going to reply sharply, when in the nave, for he felt
2908. nettled, and was going to reply sharply, when in the nave, for he felt that the
2909. his to this part of the church, equally with the chancel. He had mind, and he c
2910.mind, and he checked himself, and simply thanknd the sexton no business here, no
2911.fore him. 80 he has- ward, for the surly fellow was immediately softened and wal
2912.rd, for the surly fellow was immediately softened and walked tened as fast as he
2913.ast as he could towards the door, merely turning his away, hoping that he had'nt
2914.nance wore a benignant and en- violently, evidently from a bruise. He was sittin
2915.a benignant and en- violently, evidently from a bruise. He was sitting on the ve
2916.pression the same as that of the saintly monk, but ten-fold evening. The church-
2917.. Andrew's impulse was to oast precisely the same as they had ever done ; the gr
2918.and turned to the western door. was only a dream. He examined more closely to se
2919.s only a dream. He examined more closely to see if there There he found the frie
2920.see if there There he found the friendly verger with his hand on the was any cra
2921.rman upon it. So for awhile he was sadly to do. Did nt I tell you that you'd see
2922.e hard substance, and then he completely lost his village, he had offered up to
2923. incidents to narrate but such as really happened, and, therefore, how uuromanti
2924.and we are bound to admit that it really does sound very prosaical and common-pl
2925.ean our intellectual breath), is usually taken away by the overpowering grandeur
2926.andeur of the opening ; ption. Gradually, however, we rally; and, collecting you ; ption. Gradually, however, we rally; and, collecting your leave to commence
2928.ith romantic adventures. should scarcely spend our money on " The Knight of the
2929.he snug little parlor of a rather surely, we are neither startled nor astonished
2930.he great look for probability. We merely look for romance. We pay thoroughfares
2931. the city. The fire was burning brightly in our money for the article, and it is
2932.curtains and lighted lamp showed quently, we are not at all surprised when we fi
2933. it was arranged for the night. Its only occupant was an commencing with a thund
2934.r-storm rolling along the Alpine elderly man of grave, yet gentle and attractive
2935.ere with the homeless and we are equally ready to be transported in imagination
2936.ple of his own virhave boon sufficiently expatiated upon, we know that we shall
2937.ory may require, and fever or the deadly cramps of cholera provided one of his f
2938. curtains, peered out long and anxiously into the outside less wonder still that
2939.o give ! gloom them " rose so frequently to his lips, as he thought of the the l
2940. not yet over. CHAPTEE H. Now, naturally speaking, it is not a pleasant thing, a
2941. unwelcome influence. When comparatively a young man he had been left messenger
2942.gain before he dies, if you would kindly visit that few sought to mingle with hi
2943.utlexi"Poor, poor fellow," involuntarily murmured the priest, as ble, and woe to
2944.usiness, or to the " Beati a tear slowly trickled down his cheek. qui hi Domino
2945.phere, and the self-will which naturally formed so prominent hia servant. Then t
2946.rt in his nature, had become so strongly developed by the be with him in a few m
2947.eads for him, for his death-bed scarcely aware of the fearful strength which thi
2948.essed in the sight of God, is but lonely and desolate passion had acquired in hi
2949.ered the old woman, weeping, as she only times his haughty brow relaxed were whe
2950.chapel which adjoined his melt so easily, and putting them gently away, he would
2951. melt so easily, and putting them gently away, he would often house, he took fro
2952., he took from their repository the holy oils with which sigh heavily and bitter
2953.ry the holy oils with which sigh heavily and bitterly as the conviction forced i
2954.ils with which sigh heavily and bitterly as the conviction forced itself upon th
2955. not be tender; and whilst they, timidly name of the Lord (St. James, v. 14, 15)
2956.eps amuse themselves, but always quietly, and with an unnatural him, night and d
2957. lips would become more and more tightly compressed, as from it the Most High, i
2958.e while burytne dying man, and carefully placing It in his bosom, in a ing itsel, how he loved them They were the only objects in the world for which he cared almost crushed by the 1: him plainly, that his labors ' ! ; ; ! ; ! 1 . \ 1
2961. was there. He felt and, oh how bitterly that that, < ! they feared almost as mu
2962.and tho hours that had been so anxiously looked forward to would under the come they taught him more and more plainly still, that he knew not how to make oth for hours watching him as he entirely in unison with his own. Many, perchance
2965. position none. He had met comparatively few boys of his own age, and they had a
2966. and nervousness. Nothing was too costly or too rich for him, and of books, whic
2967.r him, and of books, which were the only luxuries for which the boy seemed to ca, limited, or you have been especially fortunate. and still more, if you have
2969. more, if you have met him in the family circle, and in all social intercourse,
2970.story occurred, the boy was a fine manly fellow of seventeen, his sister being t with his children, and, consequently, they had been educated under his own r
2972.been attended with the effects naturally to be expected from such a method of ed
2973. that they loved one another most deeply and tenThey were children on whom a par
2974. on whom a parent's eye might well derly. rest with pride. Edwin, at the age of
2975.t the age of seventeen, was a fine manly fellow, as we have remarked; but there
2976. and in the shape of the thin delicately-moulded lips, which" reminded one of Mr
2977.f his heart, but as yet even he scarcely knew how much his own life was wound up
2978. dead mother, and she clung consequently to her brother's stronger nature all th
2979.r's stronger nature all the more closely on this account; and while she loved hi
2980.d while she loved him much more tenderly than Mr. Stanhope ever could hope to do
2981. to do, it was ; ! with a pride scarcely inferior to his. within CHAPTER NATURE.
2982.dom bend, was all the freshness of early youth about Edwin at the lien, now-a-da Up to this time one could scarcely say of him that he had been a religious
2984.l" life. He had never led an essentially pierced the cloud which nature, unenlig
2985.s to the Almighty God, and, consequently, he had naturally ei to his own intelle
2986.God, and, consequently, he had naturally ei to his own intellect thus fostering
2987.ishment that, answer. It was so entirely out of Stanhope was a strict member of
2988., but it had never oc;reh most regularly. Morning and evening, on curred to him
2989.ith which he was waiting a -respectfully behind with tr reply to his his seat, b a -respectfully behind with tr reply to his his seat, book, until Mr. Stanho
2991.tween himself and the child he so fondly loved, and these remarks of the child s
2992.her before him, and his .'1 more clearly how far they were separated on such .th
2993.oints as these. His emotion was scarcely lees than that of been good Protestants
2994. : the at r year ; and this was probably reason h. faith that was in 'him In a w
2995.n eminent American writer has so happily express'made a distant bow these strang
2996. again, and asked something so unearthly seemed to light his features:, he laugh
2997.d teach jae how to be sad and melancholy in his face as he sat preBsibly Edwin s
2998.lancholy in his face as he sat preBsibly Edwin started OB several other tie hand
2999.arted OB several other tie hands tightly clasped in an attitude of rsation as wa
3000.jealoi ked tin' longings more intimately united with its of the youthful heart t
3001.oor child, grew up from boyhood to early manhood, with no Ami childhood to boyho
3002.wer to these questions which continually presented themselves to him, he felt hi
3003.lves to him, he felt himself more lonely than ever, more dissatisfied with himse
3004.nd him, and the old feeling of his early childhood came buck with What had he do
3005.r of the parish, had been so effectually crushed in his childhood by the inciden
3006.ind to speak to him. He listened eagerly every Sunday, homing to hear from the p
3007.was very "low church," and, consequently, looked ; Mr. upon confirmation as a me
3008.ning his views he succeeded so perfectly in lowering that which he undertook to
3009.ion of preparing themselves very exactly or carefully for its reception. Edwin f themselves very exactly or carefully for its reception. Edwin felt that ther
3011.hat confirmation was something more holy and of higher character that Mr. Grant'
3012.ny very definite shape, were continually flitting through his brain, filling him
3013.s attendant, certifying that he was duly prepared and fit to receive confirmatio
3014.e very lowest kind. Edwin had frequently heard him declaim with violence against
3015.e sacrament. He had Mr. Grant frequently declare that there was nothing but the
3016. believe anything else, and consequently, he was inclined to believe it must be
3017.mething in their teaching and especially on this point with which his intellect
3018.drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood
3019. that eateateth and drinketh unwortfiily, and eth drinketh ; ; i ; ; ; : : he th
3020.d " tion sufficed to receive it worthily ? and, as his ncute intellect excitemen
3021.n his youthful mind. drinketh unworthily, etiteth and drinketh judgment to himse
3022.ant glimmering and twinkling so brightly and cheerfully in the listener at one m
3023.and twinkling so brightly and cheerfully in the listener at one moment trembling
3024.und, with young hearts laughing so gaily and so free from self. For, he that eat
3025., he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth care, the weariest grew glad an
3026.r, he approached no more. was so utterly wretched after receiving the bread and
3027. have been so sacred and so full of holy joy and conso- glow warmer still, and o
3028.f their hearts did not shine too plainly to be mistaken. There Several times Mr.
3029.round a well-rememannouncement so coldly, merely saying, "Papa, I think I bered
3030.well-rememannouncement so coldly, merely saying, "Papa, I think I bered hearth,
3031. his aspirings after something more holy and grand than anything he knew becomin
3032.and than anything he knew becoming daily stronger and more marked. Frank, open a to young and old, ringing so softly and with such mugic sweetness through t
3034.rmined to decline the invitation, family. as he felt every day less and less fit
3035. of spirits under which he so frequently labored, pressed him so earnestly to go
3036.uently labored, pressed him so earnestly to go, that at length he rather unwilli
3037.go, that at length he rather unwillingly acceded. Mr. Seymour woi a fine specime round him a large party, principally of persons, and every preparatio
3039.oice. I love the soft sheen of thy holly green, And I love on its leaves to gaze
3040.hy brave chime, I love thee right dearly, thou old Christmas time. "I love thee
3041.e brave chime. That greeteth thee loudly, thou old Christmas time. ; ; ' When I
3042.for the chime. That greeted thoe bravely, thou old Christmas time. ; When Edwin
3043. bottom with such a pro- fusion of holly, ivy, and evergreens of all description
3044.n -within the walls of a would willingly become a Catholic to-morrow, for I cann
3045. tainment. none of them knew any- really, really cannot remain as I am," he cont
3046.t. none of them knew any- really, really cannot remain as I am," he continued wi
3047.eir own pulpits, and that teach- worldly, tepid creature that I am it will kill
3048. will kill me, it is killing need hardly say, had been of no very correct nature
3049.yed, and thought until my had constantly heard Popery described as a worship of all besides, their music is generally very good, and it would be a a good pit
3051.PTEB VII. fellow." " My dear sorrowfully, I Frank," answered Edwin, very calmly,
3052.y, I Frank," answered Edwin, very calmly, but very " I think ask me to do. don't
3053.d would to God I understood more clearly even my own belief. I have often heard
3054., would never be guilty of such a deadly sin. My French master was a Catholic an
3055.ed me." "Why, my dear fellow, how warmly you do take this matter. I am sure I di
3056. am ever, with the motives you so justly repudiate. as incapable as yourself of
3057. the proffered hand, and shook it warmly. The others gathering round and promoti, arm in dear arm, the latter jokingly remarked, "Why, Edwin, my so warm just
3059.en the greatest boon that could possibly have been conferred upon him and the ro
3060.s old Brown waxes quite warm, especially own virtues and perfections. " Be as go
3061.t is all a humbug, and that irreverently styles his father, he does not believe
3062.age of the dwelling which she poetically describes as "her ; ; ! ! ! ; ; ; child
3063.n seeking his "ladye faire," and is only recalled to sublunary things by finding the sheep's-head for the as she daily broth, little thinking or reflecting, p
3065. its occupiers. He watched them narrowly, and he saw tha Id woman throv they wer
3066. or not, He saw the tears rolling softly down the cheek of the boy whc knelt bes
3067.aiKvti .us uud desires would necessarily have fixed themselves on objeote more i
3068.other such matters, we should be equally glad to have the advice of his son Tom. Simper on all matters which naturally fall under the head of romance. We are
3070.ur their disapprobation, but we can only assure them again that our story is tru
3071.y is a true one, and that we have merely sketched Edwin as we knew him. We would
3072.ver said that he was perfect, but merely that he was aspiring after something be
3073.m, too (although old Brown will probably say that it is all trash and nonsense),
3074. friends were wending their way is truly worthy of the more exalted name. Its be at last, and lowlier and more humbly still h< bent his head as he felt that
3076.It was, however, at the time of the Holy Communion that the greatest impression
3077.e the bread of life and even he suddenly entered the church, they involuntarily
3078.y entered the church, they involuntarily paused for a felt the majesty of "the P
3079.hi the face, the eye, and the reverently-clasped hands Service had already comme
3080.ect whicii met their gaze, was literally a blaze something like envy the cairn,
3081.hat could be beauty which were perfectly enchanting. The sanctuary was paid for
3082.ghten him and make known to him His holy grant incense were floating slowly to t
3083. holy grant incense were floating slowly to the roof of the sanctuary, will, tha
3084.ed light that streams through its richly-stained windows tones down and mellows
3085. church, with its magnificent and costly altar " before you, with saints and " m
3086.e bench to which he had been courteously beckoned slowly separating, it was not
3087. he had been courteously beckoned slowly separating, it was not until Frank Seym
3088.ttiiig grief which must press so heavily upon him should ho ever take the step,, und he knew lies could have equally well that neither our Lord a< He saw fl
3090.. AT FAULT. THE FAMHiY DOCTOR she openly repudiated the wry idea, ai Edwin asked
3091. Edwin asked himself, " how can I safely remain it m church which admits that sh
3092.ual Sunday liim. service, he continually contrasted its coldness and formality w
3093.tholic publisher, and, entering, timidly asked to be supplied with a few works c to which he already felt so favorably disposed. To say that he read these wor convinced. The father's he literally devoured them. Morning, noon, and night
3096. that for which he had been so earnestly looking during the last two or three ye
3097.or, weary, aching head upon her motherly He thought and find full light and rest
3098.of the Divine Mother, which he carefully guarded as a dear treasure. Alone in hi
3099.He saw that " she was to be "One," "Holy," "Catholic," and " Apostolical. He saw
3100. derived from a regular and most clearly defined sion from the apostles themselv
3101.hurches." He considered most attentively, too, the claims of the church in which which he had been, at least nominally, baptized. So far from any unity of bel upon his son, and trembled The family physician was lest anything should befa
3104.t anything should befall him. frequently called in, but he was unable to state w
3105.fearful for the future. He was virtually- conavidity his books on Catholic doctr
3106.rine. ; ; 10 vinced, TUI: TWO ,. timidly at his door, and was warmly clapped in
3107.O ,. timidly at his door, and was warmly clapped in the embrace of would vanish,
3108.eas, thought Father Eustace was scarcely Six months passed away, and Edwin felt
3109. ; of the neighboring chapel. He briefly stated his position that he had read Ca read Catholic works and was virtually convinced ; of the truth of that religi
3111.he will of God, but that he was entirely dependent upon his father, whose anger
3112. Father Eustace wrote to him immediately, advising him first terrible of all to
3113.d place, he pressed Edwin most earnestly to come and see him as soon as he possi
3114. come and see him as soon as he possibly could, as they would be able to gee the
3115.ntil he did so, his secret was perfectly safe with him. Edwin would have given w
3116.on which Mr. Stanhope had been unusually kind to ; found thee a kind and prudent
3117.ther. Peace be with th heart most freely to his newly-found friend, and conceale
3118.e with th heart most freely to his newly-found friend, and concealed nothing fro
3119. him. Father Eustace found him perfectly well read up in Catholic doctrine, and received into the him, Edwin actually rose to his feet to go down stairs to h
3121.His efforts were, therefore, principally directed to inspiring him with courage
3122.t Father Eustace was at once most deeply interested in the generous, highminded
3123.rrangements that they might be perfectly private, as he was as much afraid as ev
3124.part to perfect what had been so happily begun but his open brow became clouded
3125.t his open brow became clouded and sadly thoughtf ul as he contemplated the diff
3126.lled him to make himself more intimately acquainted with the Catholic religion,
3127.which "reacheth from end to end mightily, and disposethall things sweetly, "to b
3128.ightily, and disposethall things sweetly, "to bring everything He besought him t
3129.ed, mid assuring him that he would daily remember him at the altar, see him as o
3130.h him to and throw himself, unreservedly, into the arms i of Pruvi- TllK ; T \VO
3131.i- TllK ; T \VO VICTORIES. he could only answer that she would soon know all 11
3132.Church, and tho strengthened by His holy and special graces, dare to blame and f
3133.en he thought of all that would probably come upon to rest. For a moment Edwin f
3134. was of the special graces of God's holy beatings of his anxious and fluttering
3135.Steaded explanation. Edwin inadvertently one day left exposed his table a book o
3136.s usual at dinner. Mr. Stanhope scarcely spoke during the meal, but Edwin, witho
3137.her, felt that his eyes were continually fixed upon him in a sad and very painfu
3138.ful manner, and he heard him sigh deeply several times. As soon as dinner was ov
3139.they heard their father pacing hurriedly backward and forward in his room, which
3140. every more tender upon it as ruthlessly as the hasty foot trampled upon the gro
3141. came and .verhim; but he put her gently away, and turned to When she begged ion
3142.ead and who had passed away from worldly cares, than of one whose heart was at t
3143. to his heart, and tearing it ruthlessly and mercilessly away, had stamped upon
3144.nd tearing it ruthlessly and mercilessly away, had stamped upon it in the wildne
3145. tliat he had mastered himself perfectly but he was wrong, for his voice quivere
3146.o, and with which my happiness certainly, and I would fain beSome two months lie
3147.o months lieve yours are very intimately connected. ago I heard, much to my surp
3148.m, ing full upon his face. It was deadly pale, < . ; hear < : ; < ; ! 1 : i Sinc
3149. I felt sure that no member of my family, much less my own son, could so far for
3150.ral friends to have an eye are decidedly Boniish, and that by . ; i Mr. Stanhope
3151.earance of that which I had so earnestly Bought and desired, I took means of inv
3152.n as I am, I have studied, oh how deeply, tho Iii-Ul I ! your delicate health an
3153.our room." He paused and looked steadily at Edwin, who raised his "Exeyes, full he dreaded, Mr. Stauhpe turned deadly pale with suppressed passion, and bit h
3155. rush forth. He was, at least externally, calm, but his voice was fearfully ster
3156.nally, calm, but his voice was fearfully stern, and his look most determined, as
3157.mined, and nothing shall move me. Dearly as I love you, and God alone knows how you, and God alone knows how dearly that is, although, perhaps, I have neve
3159.knowing," answered Edwin, very "I slowly, and with a voice trembling with fear a
3160. me you would not look upon me so coldly and this has cost me, if gleaming with, oh indeed, I cannot. I canso sternly ; ; ! ; conscience I cannot be deaf to
3162.n dear papa, don't look at me so sternly, but say you forgive me, or it will kil
3163.ving it an appearance still more ghastly and dreadful to behold. And thus they s
3164.though his lingers twitched convulsively as he grasped the arms of the chair iu
3165.ho members of this hitherto happy family ?" demanded Mr. Stanhope, in his sterne
3166.of feeling, for I have witnessed it only once. From my childhood I have been dis
3167.d the rite of confirmation, silence only broken by the sobs Edwin, who wept as i
3168. expectations that spoke but too plainly of the fearful struggle that was going
3169.ur instructors," he added, sarcastically. "Yes. you have taken me by surprise fo
3170.nswered Edwin, weeping, but still firmly, -'again ; ; you wrong me. I have learn
3171.nt, perceive from such a meeting. Surely, after seventeen years of study, utto k
3172. in such terms ? how dare you so utterly all that is due to me, and to those who
3173., as though ho were something infinitely hateful and loathsome to him, with the
3174.the very lips that uttered it, h. .iadly from the room, where his only son was s
3175. h. .iadly from the room, where his only son was stretched, faint, and I ing upo
3176. hurrying to and fro through the stately house, for the servants, hearing a heav
3177.kling from a cut in his temple, and only sutnciently conscious to know that a ge
3178. cut in his temple, and only sutnciently conscious to know that a gentle hand ev
3179.ain faithful to you, and love you dearly "Edwin, know nnd feel oh how intiyon, I, know nnd feel oh how intiyon, I only judge myself, and I that I must either
3181. become a Catholic or lose my own mately, immortal soul ; and I know oh I am sur a month before Edwin was sufficiently recovered from the shock occasioned by
3183.despise," responded Mr. Stanhope, coldly But," and his Voice involuntarily falte
3184.coldly But," and his Voice involuntarily faltered as he spoke, and the tears rus
3185.ctations are concentrated so much " tily. him, and this, added to the intensity
3186.of his feelings, had acted very strongly on his already weak and enfeebled syste
3187.ort and consolation, smoothing so softly and soothingly the pillow which support
3188.tion, smoothing so softly and soothingly the pillow which supported his weary an
3189.d anon, when he groaned the most heavily, and tossed the most restlessly, whispe
3190. heavily, and tossed the most restlessly, whispering so lovingly in his ear the
3191. most restlessly, whispering so lovingly in his ear the comforting words he had
3192. than yield to your "tell me, have folly? Tell me," he continued, passionately, Tell me," he continued, passionately, take upon you considered all this, and
3194.quences " Papa," cried Edwin frantically, falling upon his knees, "I have consid all this, and the thought has nearly killed me. I cannot bear it much longer
3196., with such a depth of love " was hardly audible, I must become a Catholic. Oh!
3197.port me in the to his, with love so holy and so innocent, I must I must gentle l
3198.h, sir; cried Mr. Stanhope, rising madly from his danger to their own unsullied
3199.s love. chair, and stamping passionately upon the ground. sir Maria knew all now strangers. I will She listened calmly and quietly to his story, with his hand
3201.. I will She listened calmly and quietly to his story, with his hand are no son
3202.f ever I think clasped in hers, and only interrupting him by stooping down of yo
3203. to whom, as soon as he was sufficiently recovered, he had sent a detailed accou
3204.become a Catholic, because I necessarily think it a false one, and one which is
3205.d again the pitying angels looked gently on as she sealed the promise of her fid
3206. I know, we all know and see, how deeply he feels this. He looks much older, and
3207.ks much older, and his face is so deadly pale and wan, that it is Several times
3208.I could not utter another word, but only throw myself upon a couch and weep, as and weep, as I saw him rush hurriedly from the room. Several nights he has ne
3210.and I heard him sigh and groan BO deeply and so bitterly, that my poor heart was
3211.sigh and groan BO deeply and so bitterly, that my poor heart was almost broken a
3212.o the attendants, Edwin peered anxiously into his face, to see whether, perehaue he marked the cloud which immediately passed over his face, it i ; upon the n
3214.sed over his face, it i ; upon the newly-formed hopes of a the carriage had driv
3215.cture a cold, stern face, which suddenly changed and became livid witli passion, of it, poor Edwin grew so melancholy and so sad that he was fain to leave th
3217.consolation than all the rest, the lowly crib that seemed to beckon him to draw
3218.'s and hearts is now Maria rose to fully as she led ! ject and recording angels
3219.! ject and recording angels shall gladly write the words that will He was bring
3220.two young hearts shall CHAPTEB XIL amply pay him for his conquered pride and van
3221.AY, AND NOT A " MEBKY ONE." turns deadly pale, and rises, as the hand in already
3222.s stronger latch of the door. He faintly approaches to meet him as he and -nore
3223. " ; he cannot tried to re- word, surely depending Christmas time the icy heart
3224.l, it was a sad failure, and so she only clasped the weeping boy nearer and clos
3225. not forsake. not VICTORIES. and harshly to his son, lie 15 would have fmccecdrd
3226.record in brightest the words frequently murmured during that bitter night, "Edw
3227.arm Id not doit. Evennowhe couldscarcely believe that they had parted he could s
3228.e that they had parted he could scarcely b< Edwin would leave him, and he sat li
3229.him, and he sat listening most anxiously to every step that he heard in the pass
3230.h a strange calmness upon his and slowly and methodically opening it, took thenc
3231.ess upon his and slowly and methodically opening it, took thence a note for a He
3232.strike him, and he threw the pen hastily away, and left the envelope without any
3233.. He face, to his desk, peered curiously into his master's face to discover how
3234. hopes which he had now received, easily imagine that poor Edwin passed a wretch
3235.nguid, and sleepless night. had scarcely finished dressing when he received a me
3236.once, and entered the room comparatively calm, for he felt that the worst was pa
3237.he had nothing to hope, and that it only remained for him to support anything th
3238.ry pale, but to all appearance perfectly calm. He gave no sign of recognition as
3239.t importance, and one which was scarcely worthy of even so much attention, he me
3240.thy of even so much attention, he merely said, "I have With the sweet names sir,
3241.on, he wns going to odd, but he suddenly stopped as if something were " Take thi
3242.nd the sister. There are things too holy and too painful to be described by any
3243.his books and and promised so faithfully to write to all his little treasures hi
3244., when their young lips were pres:wildly in long and pure embrace: whilst their
3245.ongues rciused to ; ; ! ; sir ; I merely wish an answer to my is say. if bluff o
3246.hand, but the proud man turned haughtily and sternly away, and so, without anoth
3247.e proud man turned haughtily and sternly away, and so, without another word, wit
3248.y will, he has sacrificed and ruthlessly cat;; from him the dearest object he po
3249. child alone, and that he had needlessly cast away from him the price- he had al
3250.t him, even in a A great victory, surely a less jewel of a young heart's love an
3251.stake. l:her ami And yet he had scarcely expected that it would have come to His
3252.aking thr.t; out upu. this. iu. his only b. upon by the demon of pride and secta footsteps which told him too plainly, alas that he was ! ! ! '. .:-.;, 16 TH
3254.gst his friends, to toll victory, surely Poor fool ! door open quickly he saw th
3255.ry, surely Poor fool ! door open quickly he saw the benevolent pitying face of h
3256.ll, pillowing i aching head, as tenderly as his ' to relieve his feelings in thi
3257. several times blew his nose very loudly and very ostentatiously, as if he had s
3258.nose very loudly and very ostentatiously, as if he had suddenly discovered that
3259.ry ostentatiously, as if he had suddenly discovered that he had taken a purchasi
3260. finding this unavailing, he very simply put his h ami chief aside altogether, a
3261.NDS IT TOO MUCH FOB HTM. gray hairs only, ever and anon, as poor Edwin sobbed mo
3262.N NEED IS GREATEST. FRANK SEYMOUR lently, he made a mighty effort to recover him
3263.d sorrow for the present, almost audibly and distinctly, " My poor boy, my brave
3264.e present, almost audibly and distinctly, " My poor boy, my brave child,' and wi
3265.he house which you don't know how dearly poor old Father Eustace loves j-t was n despatched a hurried note fortunately for the value of his advice, wheuever h
3267.t had happened. He had had he infallibly began to cry himself harder than ever,
3268.ark, dreary world usual with that unruly member, had become altogether rebelwas
3269.erence, however, that where it generally resting-place for his weary feet. Bashf
3270.ay in the world which was now absolutely refused to speak at all. before him, so
3271.w how dear, how precious, and how merely temporal, and he felt that God would ca that God would carry him through holy they are in His sight, and how carefull
3273.they are in His sight, and how carefully the remembrance it all. His deepest, ke
3274. about Edwin's future could be so easily put away that the memory of the happy p
3275.ught days gone by could be so ruthlessly trampled upon, and him- about becoming
3276.e to self cast upon the world so sternly and so proudly, for daring devote himse
3277.upon the world so sternly and so proudly, for daring devote himself to the servi do at present, he would not willingly lose 1 more than it had ever done The a
3279.ll. It has happened before, and probably will happen again ; and therefore old B
3280. in imagination to Mr. Stanhope's lonely room, and see how that proud face quive
3281. soothing voice that whispered so gently in his ear, "My poor boy, my dear, dear
3282.he felt the arms pressed him so tenderly again and again, the forced restraint ; in vain, it was always m. perversely drawn away, he laid his head down upon
3284. he laid his head down upon the friendly breast and sobbed without restraint. Fa
3285.ther Eustace. Edwin knocked very timidly ; for, although he knew much of the goo
3286.t He knew very well, however, how kindly the 'id priest would receive him, but u
3287.ion. having thrown yourself so devotedly into the arms of Divine Providence, He,
3288.Yes, my child, you may say with the holy Ps:< My father and my mother have cast
3289.e that reacheth from end to end mightily that ordereth your triumph should be fo
3290.e to say that you had one single earthly object to gain in all things sweetly."
3291.hly object to gain in all things sweetly." A At this juncture the old servant op
3292.tters were coming to a Seymour hurriedly entered, nnd running up to Edwin, took
3293.towards you, that He would most probably ately. After the first salutations were
3294.s you, that He would most probably ately. After the first salutations were over,
3295. and call you to the service of His holy altar, I wrote to my ecclesi- paid his respects to Father Eustace. "I really must apologize sir, for this apparent i came to me, received, providentially but I am sure you will pardon me for, h strong as possible, for you are sadly shattered, my poor Edwin, and taken the
3299.y as if he were thinking rather severely of him who had caused is papa went up y
3300.will not say another you ill?' virtually I say yon will laying a strong emphasis
3301. what I have to tell you. live virtually with me for, thinking that your father
3302.g you for a lodger, that she is scarcely emphatically, so Mr. Stanhope says, sir
3303.odger, that she is scarcely emphatically, so Mr. Stanhope says, sir. Papa was so
3304. She has tonished that he could scarcely speak, but after a time he been hero th
3305.ur simple dinner, rubbing it incessantly, he managed, with many interruptions, a
3306.ded Johnson, I have lived in this family nearly thirty years now, and I and give
3307.nson, I have lived in this family nearly thirty years now, and I and give poor o
3308.dgings. Now, dry those tears immediately," contin- that he did judge him, and se
3309.tin- that he did judge him, and severely, too ued Father Eustace, in a very susp
3310.the last time, I can't forget, perfectly quiet, and nothing whatever going on to
3311.ook him up to in looking out so intently. He seemed, too, to experience a sir, h
3312.e him very much, him for it, we scarcely could. saw him take his handkerchief fr
3313. you can prepare yourself to be formally received into as much affected as poor
3314.inued Johnson at last, very emphatically, 'I ion. Then, when yon are quite stron
3315.lias provided you ; ' ' did so advisedly, for I was :um3316.ousoli !" continued the good old man, ly forsakenfor Hi;, love, "the wonderful,
3317.ossing, and more vant knocked repeatedly, and although he heard his master groan was wrong with papa, for he scarcely spoke during dinner, and instead of sta
3319.e time in the dining-room, as he usually does, he came up almost immediately to does, he came up almost immediately to the drawing-room, We ; and when we w
3321. even at the Christmas time, he suddenly said, Frank, my boy, come over here and my hand, and pressing it very tightly, Frank, my boy, I should be very ' ' ;
3323., my boy, I should be very ' ' ; ' .illy such as may have made their first commu
3324.abode within it, comes to make it wholly His, comes to draw it entirely to Himse wholly His, comes to draw it entirely to Himself, to make it the object of Hi
3326. child of his affections as Edwin softly whispered " "Dear Father Eustace, a lit
3327.hem very often. er Eustace turned softly and even reverently away, leaving the T
3328.ustace turned softly and even reverently away, leaving the The two friends and F
3329. cheerful and happy; and Frank willingly consented to remain recompense for all once. " " " which he brought out only on the very greatest occasions College
3331.ns College life is very severe, and only strong men must underand by the time it able to do BO in a tone comparatively studies at once." cheerful and full of
3333.e. But although they nursed him tenderly and with never flagging care, poor Edwi
3334.self, still, as he watched the unearthly brilliance which Edwin, to the great de
3335.somehow, this did happen very frequently), the warm-hearted quest of the brave y
3336.ite well again, she spoke as she usually did rather freely about the harsh- ties
3337.e spoke as she usually did rather freely about the harsh- ties of the past few m
3338.t not have altogether down the naturally weak constitution of his young friend. very bright. He was in almost hourly communication with a smiling face, and
3340.r he had received, Father Eustace softly approached the kneeling boy, and gently
3341. approached the kneeling boy, and gently touched him on the shoulder, to warn hi
3342.his opinion on this point, and that only goes to prove what an amiable fellow I
3343.on't want to help it and if you are only half as happy in your adopted religion
3344.ed; so, sir," shaking his hand playfully at Father Eus" " tace, you had better s
3345.power. God Almighty have you in His holy keeping, and fill you with His grace. D
3346.d month, and they passed away so quickly, because so happily, that Edwin was alm
3347.ssed away so quickly, because so happily, that Edwin was almost astonished when
3348.ustace reminded him, in his usual weekly note, that he had been at college four
3349.till very weak and delicate, ho The only drawback to thought that he was decided
3350.rawback to thought that he was decidedly better. his happiness was the continued troubles about his father confidently and lov- ingly in the hands of God, kno
3352.ut his father confidently and lov- ingly in the hands of God, knowing that He wo
3353. can bear it no longer, but rising madly from his chair, is fain to pace his roo
3354.e testimony, as on the morning of fondly hoped Almighty God had called him. It w
3355. he came forth, with a step more stately and prouder mer life, and now that he h
3356.was waiting to contook it up most warmly. Perhaps nothing had produced such vey
3357.his fellow-students, were so dif- fectly For the first three months after tbeir
3358. and when he was on the eve of violently at each knock at the hall-door, or at t
3359. to himself "to think he could so easily me, who have loved him as scarcely fath
3360.asily me, who have loved him as scarcely father any chance I could have come her
3361.onverted, I leave me leave me for a wily old priest and an idoladon't know of an
3362.he God that made me; never, ce, the holy state I have chosen, grace not to be bl
3363.ould sit for hours, almost unconsciously years ~i age. gazing upon it, and phmge
3364. from the Supein, He sat thus for nearly an rior of the College, informing him t
3365.ot ; but the tears began to flow quickly down his pale cheek as he sat with his upon his hand. Sud- to see him. denly coming to himself, he started to his fe
3367.ted brow then pulling the bell violently, as the old butler hurriedly entered th
3368.l violently, as the old butler hurriedly entered the room, he said, pointing wit
3369.pect and deference towards him, candidly telling him, that were the step to be t
3370. a thousand times, he would feel equally bound to take it and when he came to th, in the manner of taking it, there ly away from him was, perhaps, something t
3372. him how happy he was, and that the only thing needed to render heart, and wrote
3373.uring her, but speaking of it as lightly as possible, and describing it him that
3374. or wherever he might be, he as probably a mere passing illness from which he mi
3375.a couch, and as Father Eustace hurriedly entered, hope, to inform him that Mr. S had once before pillowed it so gently and so lovingly, steeled his heart agai pillowed it so gently and so lovingly, steeled his heart against his own son.
3378.ymour, who had spoken to him very freely on the subject of flush upon the drawn, Mr. Stanhope interrupted him, coldly saying I require your advice on the man
3380.heel, he stalksir, to keep it ed proudly and haughtily away. He transacted his b
3381.sir, to keep it ed proudly and haughtily away. He transacted his business as usu
3382.ess of his dear young friend more keenly than even he himself liked to admit. He
3383.d although he felt, and felt most surely, that his own loss would be the eternal has made them most augel-lik heavenly, and whilst we would gladly lay down ou
3385.lik heavenly, and whilst we would gladly lay down our own lives them with us, la
3386.him to them for a time, it would be only for a time, and that ere long poor Edwi ere long poor Edwin would most surely He tried hard to restrain sleep the sle
3388.onceive, nor our JK-U describe, the holy mid sacred scene when the brother ami l
3389.g old man ; and as he slept so peacfully and calm- and they commenced afresh, as
3390.mething about his me to speak too freely about my betters. been a very good mast
3391.end, why do you weep time he will surely be an angel in heaven, and when I think
3392.eighteen years. I can't help so bitterly ? I am happy, very, very happy. God hel
3393. God, and was he added more emphatically than ever, "I don't want to it not your" answered Mrs. Martin, rather sharply, goodness and His love ? and now you we
3395.. Dear Father Eustace," he added, fondly looking into the face "who has caused a
3396.rain, it was too much, and he could only clasp him closer and ; ; ! : ; ! ; ; !
3397.closer and ; ; ! : ; ! ; ; ! ; he surely dreamt of angels and "the better land,"
3398.miled upon his fair young face were a ly, faithful index of his visions. FOB the
3399.weak even for this. He sank very rapidly, and towards the end of October was una
3400.around him, began to see but too plainly that hope was gone, and that he must ve
3401., so loving, and, above all, so heavenly in the look of his large, dark eye rend
3402.k of his large, dark eye rendered doubly brilliant by his disease, which went at
3403. not one of them who would not willingly have , As he had a fancy to return to L
3404.ey thought it best humor him, especially as the physician was of opinion that hi
3405.m. They tried to get him away as quietly as possible, but it had gone abroad, an
3406.gether with his sad nistory, had greatly endeared him, crowded around the carria
3407. to do so. No," he answered very quietly, but firmly, "perhaps papa may soften t
3408.o," he answered very quietly, but firmly, "perhaps papa may soften towards me no
3409. Martin, who will nurse me very tenderly. Besides I am quite rich, for I have a
3410.awkward to he had labored most earnestly, and with unflagging diligence, to corr
3411.e turn away i which papa so thoughtfully sent me after we parted. It will be bet
3412.nted to the arrangement, more especially as they would be close together. He had
3413.hey would be close together. He had only been a few hours in his own lodgings, w
3414.s childish days. old Johnson," he feebly whispered, "you have been very good I r
3415.nson," he continued, very " be earnestly, very careful of poor papa. When I am d
3416.h, he laid the sick boy down as tenderly as an angel might have done, and, withd
3417.ow her with his eyes as she moved softly papa." Father Eustace interpreted his w
3418.ustace interpreted his wish, and hastily leaving the room, called a cab, and bad
3419.groom, and entered almost simultaneously with him. Mr. Stanhope and his daughter
3420. entered. Mr. Stanhope frowned haughtily upon him, and seemed inclined to "I com
3421.d your boy uttered was your name. Surely you will now forget all that is post, a
3422.own child to remain ungratified ? Surely you and if you would do so, you will co
3423.lips quivered, and his face grew ghastly pale, He tried to appear firm, but he f
3424. usual "Good bye, dear, goodbye," softly " Poor, poor papa give my love to poor
3425.ded, she had left, her place was usually taken for the night by ; Father Eustace
3426.and should he he who had been so cruelly wronged be the first to submit? What wo
3427.f Edwin, and he listened, oh how eagerly, to hear whether he retracted and sent
3428. spoken so cheerwho was quite worn fully and hopefully, that Father Eustace, lef
3429.erwho was quite worn fully and hopefully, that Father Eustace, left him in charg
3430.and, promising to reout, turn very early in the morning, had gone home. It was b
3431.that his son had returned to ! miserably. " I am as" 1 am astonished," he gasped
3432.of my child," he continued most bitterly ; "you have made me a laughing-stock to
3433.ble tale, that to-morrow you may proudly boast to your fellows how you brought u
3434. you brought us together how you finally conquered me, and laid me at the feet o
3435.n't know me, sir," he continued fiercely, and apostate. you don't know me, sir,
3436.o judge us both," he continued, solemnly, and raising his hand to heaven, " that his hand to heaven, " that your only son is dying, perhaps even now is dead.
3438. delay ?" you "No," he muttered hoarsely, "no, he has gone his way, I will go mi
3439.fore ' ' ; ; ; a* his request, hurriedly sent for the old priest. his arrival, F
3440.lmost unable to speak, but was perfectly senhis hand and whispered in his sible,
3441. never- ; TllK TWO VICTOJtIKX. 23 humbly, across his breast, and place in the co
3442. em-taint; ; fall, and draw them closely around the sacred preR Yet, pause a mom
3443.of the clock as it sounded BO distinctly through the dead. quiet room, listening the wind howls, and moans more sadly than ever drawing near and stopping at
3445., and break, as he thinks how faithfully madly from the house into the cold, wet
3446.break, as he thinks how faithfully madly from the house into the cold, wet stree
3447. were heavy as we laid thee in thy early grave, and though we often, even yet, a
3448.the old of the dying boy. As they softly entered he opened his eyes churchyard w
3449.churchyard where thou sleepest so calmly and so free from We will tend with a lo in the softening twilight to the holy spot, tiling of its old fire, and he gr
3451.soon to see no more. He looked anxiously that we may gain strength and courage f
3452. weak, and the hand fell back listlessly upon the coverlet but Father Eustace, i
3453.ed sway to resign his dominion BO easily. too long to give way now, although his
3454. his victim struggled fearHe sat, deadly pale, listening to the fully beneath hi
3455.sat, deadly pale, listening to the fully beneath his clutch. ; ; ! ! ! ; ! ! ; ;
3456. it AND now, dear reader, we have nearly finished. When we commenced we warned y
3457.t" to tell you, but that ours was merely the repetition of an old story the cost for thee in the name of God the Holy Ghost who sanctified thee in the name o
3459.o are strangers to prophets, of the holy apostles and evangelists, of the holy u apostles and evangelists, of the holy us, and the sweet music of our native t
3461.this day in peace, and thy abode in holy wander with fond regret to our native l
3462. the parents of our love! laid so gently on that mercy-breathing breast, to b& n
3463.ung eyes that have fold his arms, meekly and 1 their hist upon tho world ; turni
3464. of persecutio: erring, but still deeply -loved land. suilering could not drive
3465.his country, world that she had solemnly foresworn. They throw down the and alth
3466.e present and the future are inseparably wound up use can be. He sees St. Wilfre
3467.then all the field, were alive with holy men sun would sink to rest, the notes o
3468.blood the last spark none the less manly because, as those sweet sounds would fa run, he went his way right cheerfully. In those days there was a heaven for p
3470.t establishment have left, and are daily leaving, the wreck upon which they were
3471.individual bearings, we should, probably find a romance, that is, a romance of r
3472.many whose sufferings have been scarcely inferior to those of poor Edwin. If you
3473.and are obliged to earn their very daily bread in drudgery and toil such as you
3474.n claims no such power that there really i very little danger of it. Miss Simper
3475.een given to so many of you gratuitously, and for which, perhaps, you have never
3476.alive, and aftrr e.irrring him f phantly through all his troubles, disposing of
3477.s, disposing of him in thonly way which is recoL,'iii/..'il by wry wr
3478. our little story away quite indignantly, as if h:id di>" some wrong, when she f
3479.en to meet any and ours is substantially a true tale. of those and, thank God, t
3480.will a-days who are converts to our holy Faith, try to get them to not be offend blossoms or white least substantially the same as ours, we are content to let
3482. why they are so culled, with a friendly voice and a hearty grasp, for he is a t
3483.he is a true brother, Miss Simper surely has often heard; and as she thinks of t
3484.have received, and for which we, stately, and even stiff in his manner, you woul
3485.ther days. He buried well but ordinarily faithful to our religious engagements.
3486.ur religious engagements. Bear patiently with his little peculiarities, if perch
3487.rchance, hg have them, and remember only the cost at which he has proved his sin
3488.d consider that he is sometimes scarcely prudent in the efforts which he makes t
3489.he Faith, take care lest you be scarcely zealous enough, and remember that an ex
3490. again we say, greet him with a friendly voice and a hearty grasp, and do your b
3491. hearty welcome. with a steady and manly heart. The priceless jewel of the dear
3492.he end, your reward shall be exceedingly great. i : them at last, but it was onl
3493.great. i : them at last, but it was only in the grave of his son. the morning af
3494. the death of his boy, when they timidly entered the room, almost fearing to be one of the cold hands pressed tightly to his heart. He allowed them to lead h
3496.lowed them to lead him On away as meekly as a ; little child, and sitting betwee
3497. done, but rising with a look so utterly broken and miserable, that it rent thei very hearts to see him, walked slowly back to the room where the corpse was l
3499.ot a word, but kissing her very tenderly, put her gently away, retired'to his ro
3500.issing her very tenderly, put her gently away, retired'to his room, and cried th
3501.impers, and the our critics, are greatly disgusted with our story, we cannot con, and deelan -s that he was very badly used both by his son and the wily old p
3503. badly used both by his son and the wily old priest and Brown thanks God that th
3504.ost grateful. Ho and Maria are naturally very anxious about Mr. StanIf they spea
3505.m on hope. religion he listens patiently, but heart. seemingly without of suffic
3506. listens patiently, but heart. seemingly without of sufficient interest to enter
3507.s friend, still he had never ento tirely forgotten it, and the seed which was th
3508.hom he loved. When the end was evidently drawing nigh, Edwin became still more u
3509.est to Maria. She had been so constantly with the sick boy and his director, and
3510. director, and had, almost unconsciously, learnt so much of Catholic doctrine, a
3511.calm and happy death was almost the only thing required to com; The conversion D
3512.ather Eustace had told him how fervently his boy had loved him, and how constant boy had loved him, and how constantly he had thought of him, the tears would
3514. upon the old man's shoulder, and gently murmur, "Tell me now, dear Father Eusta
3515.s. He insisted upon her examining calmly and dispassionately the claims of the C
3516.her examining calmly and dispassionately the claims of the Church to her allegia
3517.of illness God, and I am satisfied, only my heart is very empty without him, my
3518.t cry, Frank; sign of the cross properly they begin to hope that his mind is and
3519.e that his mind is and if you would only promise me to keep up your intercourse to keep up your intercourse gradually turning toward Catholicity, and that, a
3521.rived to sob out a promise, and he nobly redeemed acts of the ministry of our de
3522. never fever, which was raging fearfully amongst the poorer members :.iid whieh
3523.n, of the fever, but he never thoroughly rallied, and about five >ure is a saint who pens these lines. There >:>cinlly loved. y to add that Frank rose fast. W
3525.ring his last sickness he was frequently visited by Mr. His alms are alSeveral o
3526.Ihuvcuo doubt dear EuKtuce, " I am truly grateful t, he, " for all your goo
3527.o able to dim, though wo would willingly Iny down onr accomplish it. How true ur upon his life. Tell him, Shall wholly do away, I wv n, Tli'- murkri of that w
3529.oment absent from my heart, that my only consolation is the hope of meeting him
3530.e desired pardon Father Eustace heartily accorded. He did his best to soothe the
3531. Bacriliced at the shrine of some unholy passion, cannot call cock the smile whi
3532.tle submission, a ! little comes quickly forward, and leads the little fellow so
3533.ward, and leads the little fellow softly away, the wondering look grows deeper o
3534.ter, when the north winds blow furiously amongst the large trees of the neighbor
3535.n. Not far from the spot, walking slowly along, was a man clothed in black. His
3536.his soul he was a man of peace, and holy life, whom God had chosen as His earthl, whom God had chosen as His earthly representative the modest cure of tho v
3538.his devotions, a gun had mifortusuddenly loud cries -ueve h>ri\l Tho burst, and
3539.ho burst, and a grenadier was grievously wounded. cold, 20 and box. Thus it was
3540. at his side. This good man was not only the physician of souls, but inspired by of medicine, and was able to apply the secrets of the learned science to t
3542.ching sight to see this p. miof his holy office. only in charity, bending by day
3543.o see this p. miof his holy office. only in charity, bending by day over the sic Briaugon, and returned him completely cured. : his only covering a cassock a
3545.eturned him completely cured. : his only covering a cassock a noble uniform, fun
3546." They had ; violent storms, BO scarcely arrived at his house when one of those
3547. mountainous districts, came on suddenly vivid lightning accompanied by deep atm
3548. undertake the necessary repairs. ' idly in This thought redoubled their strengt
3549.rk of gratitude. Two mouths hud Kcarcely passed since the first stone, blessed b
3550.naments for the interior were completely finished. The satisfaction of the curd grief. The good priest fell seriously ill one Saturday evening the evening of
3552.the benediction of the church so rapidly constructed by their zealous "But nothi
3553.he decopressure of the hand. How quickly noble hearts understand ration of the n
3554.trusted to two officers, who immediately set off for Lyons, to make the necessar During this time the curd, admirably tended in his turn by the surgeon of th
3556.y the surgeon of the 49th, began rapidly to amend, and in a few days would be ab
3557. new church, and to arrange artistically the purchases made at Lyons. Stations o
3558.n carpet on the altar steps, ; : "I only did my duty." are doing ours in coming
3559.s, carpenters and stone-cutters, br vely commenced .heir task. The little esplan
3560.ts kuolt in different parts of. the holy building; sill was ; happiness and joy
3561.r on the quay This person could scarcely forbear smiling at the sight of the ven
3562.ll attend ; you nothing." at 1 Willingly we will accept your invitation, monsieu
3563.he cure", he had wrapped his treasslowly unfolding the paper in wldch " I have u
3564.titude. yours." The jeweller immediately counted out the sum, and the priest's a
3565. the beauty of the morning, and suddenly decided to go there. On my arrival at t
3566.o heavy and too bulky to be conveniently hoarded. I found myself in a carriage w
3567.will in a few minutes I tory. was nearly acquainted with their confidence, and t
3568.ivK, between the railw: sun are scarcely known. They begun their work before duy
3569.ceforth thrive in them. At We had hardly arrived at Clamart before last the gate
3570.te, der never ceased. they involuntarily exclaimed, like the king in the childre
3571.he them sensible to things which usually only strike us in child- Bights. There
3572.em sensible to things which usually only strike us in child- Bights. There were
3573.charms. But was not there something holy in this simplicity, which door festivit
3574.ry assemblies, on the contrary, you only find those who images of grievous decep
3575.une, and who can crown gray hairs easily they are pleased How far this crowd of
3576.lives. Yesterday, Madeleine had suddenly proposed the idea of the ness. Oh, that
3577. and Frances had accepted it immediately. Formerly, it would have been better," had accepted it immediately. Formerly, it would have been better," she said,
3579.if she had not religion stamped its holy character on the celebration of counhap
3580.ies at all ages," as she philosophically re- them of their joyousness. The hour
3581. of the porcelain manumarked. "We really must amuse ourselves," said Madeleine;
3582.ty if any scruple had c nee, they hardly d ire walk they speak in a low tone, as
3583. sight of the trees, which seemed to fly on both sides of the The meeting a trai
3584. she had man, and seem more particularly meant for his use! They, not recollecte of the "Val, surrounded by its lovely landscape: This, no doubt, makes me fee
3586.n I am examining. These cups, so roughly modi-Hod by -lithe fog, or sparkle in t
3587. its royal castle! The eleganl. n-rectly formed vases of the- Indian, tell me of
3588.a specimen of Sevres china which is only made for kings. I would not undeceive h
3589.foot. I then understood that We had only to look for a convenient spot. I led th
3590.ish otherwise unknown. Enjoyment is only had taken her the rides on Mother Luret
3591.innkeep- the other that first of earthly blessings the being easily made ; ; ; l of earthly blessings the being easily made ; ; ; leaving the manufactory, the
3593.e wretched who give themselves your only wealth, pray up to despair for the unha
3594.a glorious August morning. and unhappily, holier things than these, at defiance.
3595.s begun. ple, industrious, and sincerely attached. " Hurry on, my lads," cried c
3596.famous speckled cattle grazed in briskly to work. Must have a good lot of corn g
3597. mother's calm, gentle nature. Sincerely religious, he had the reapers bound lar her door looking on at could scarcely cany. the bright busy scene, a quiet mo
3599. the bright busy scene, a quiet motherly woman, yet the main- and instantly taki
3600.herly woman, yet the main- and instantly taking off his sabots gave them to the
3601.e called Limping she kissed him tenderly when the story was told, and next marXi
3602.le the impromptu slippers were carefully put away in her "So," thought Yves, "tn
3603.t a dozen to the sunburnt face and curly black face covered with blood. " " Good
3604.the geese were field. Fighting "I really had forgotten my very own little sickle
3605.noble creature, with dewlaps that nearly O, Yves, my poor child, will you never
3606., and large soft eyes that turned slowly ou "Why, where's the harm of licking Ma
3607. at once, and the ripe corn fell quickly and silently as besides, I wanted shoes
3608. the ripe corn fell quickly and silently as besides, I wanted shoes like Aubin's
3609.ring his head, recites the Angecertainly not do." " " there's one law lus with a
3610.oaks and Oh, then," said Yves insolently, for Auwalnuts at the bottom of the fie
3611.ent crest-fallen, muttering, differently. eyes, that Yves slnnk away cowed and "
3612.en sat down opposite each other silently, with " What makes their elbows on thei
3613.holding my father," said Armelle quickly. " Well, you see, I haven't got a fathe
3614.u, in his arms a struggling goose nearly as big as himself. " take her home with away." "But," said Maclou wonderingly, "what makes you give and by Maclou for
3616.make were playing together quite merrily when they were interrupted up for the o
3617. him but his grief broke out more loudly than ever when his dog Finaud, after sn with terror. The dog barked furiously, the cows ran wildly about the meadows,
3619.og barked furiously, the cows ran wildly about the meadows, and the great black
3620.t geese so when one happens very luckily that I keep our flock of is found missi
3621.s if he could never leave him. Presently he said, "But what shall we do with the
3622.ou area coward you might strike me, only you won't, bad as you are, because you The little thing spoka so fearlessly, ami looked so calmly at j'm not ; < '.
3624.poka so fearlessly, ami looked so calmly at j'm not ; < '. Aubin went to his hom
3625.oor little Maclou should suffer unjustly, or that his own kind parents should be
3626.ell enough; it's lucky for you that only I only the blue sky above her, and the
3627.ugh; it's lucky for you that only I only the blue sky above her, and the sweet w
3628. black sheep of his fold ; but it really seemed as though the boy loved not forg
3629.he straw-cutter's little girl and lastly had neither heart nor conscience. The j
3630.r changing for the better. and certainly both the cure and Jean and First Commun
3631.his arms round his brother and earnestly asked his The eve of the great day came
3632.ond and better birthday. When the family returned from tha mass, at which the ch
3633. the boys that it had been in the family for two hundred and goats ?" It was the
3634.and goats ?" It was the book of the Holy Gospels, and on the flyyears. leaves we leaves were written important family events births, marriages, "Ay, master t
3636.ou have been careless," he said severely. "Careless cessity never occur. Here, m
3637.ty slap-dash fashion; Aubin wrote slowly, feeling as he did so the solemnity "No
3638.ds. Jean added the date Yves came slowly forward and, as he knelt at his father'
3639.with his mother comhe saw Armelle busily employed in removing the wings of the p of the plaints of him were constantly being brought to his father. dead goose they were. The man pointed silently to the door of tho inner room, and Aubi
3642.r this inner room was one which was only used on solemn and important occasions
3643.rst Communion. Afterwards they were only admitted for very grave reasons. To be
3644.of filial eagerness, which is peculiarly Breton, and the farmer, in return, trea
3645.rded Aubin had become something terribly like hatred, ever since the story of th
3646.would be very nice for supper, certainly; but was it quite right ? And so, while
3647. was alwnys one empty seat in the family bench at church, one absent at the even
3648.ed, wept and prayed. The farmer scarcely ever spoke to his eldest son now, excep
3649.ary orders, which were received in surly silence. Yves did his work, and did it
3650.eart, This, then, He obeyed mechanically. " " Say a prayer, Daniel she is gone t
3651. and it is growing late. " There is only one sheaf left now, but what a grand on
3652.ants and day-laborers go singing merrily to took his little girl in his arms, an
3653.sight of a ragged child sleeping quietly in the shadow of the sheaf. Poor little
3654. her thin hand was holding some the only trouble was that every now and then her
3655.l she was old " enough to cook liis Holy Mary !" cried one of the men, sleep. di
3656. child was terricutter's daughter !" bly afraid of him, and this made him furiou
3657. old, her father she would knock timidly at the door of a farmhouse and it would
3658. mother is dead," said the child gravely. pressed to the bosom ; I ! troduced th
3659.all. The shadows were lengthening ; only a few sheafs had to be bound ; the farm
3660.p with a strong, steady hand. " Cheerily, my lads," cried Jean Patriarche ; "the
3661. "the mistress has and suffered silently. was the state of things at Cadiorne wh
3662.e of things at Cadiorne when we infamily to our readers plenty and prosperity, w
3663.ti r went home mad with fury, which only seemed increased by the silence with wh
3664. temple was a deep red mark he gave only one look, and fled from the place. Soon woman, bathed her face, and gradually she recovered consciousness. Recognizin
3666. her last journey. She died very quietly, forgiving her hus" Who will take care
3667. The good farmer's eyes were wet. gently: after you, you do not want me." lark,"
3668.o give her her When God gives abundantly, our hands must be opened like mother's
3669.e woman drew it off, and threw it rudely on the ground. Armelle picked it up, ki
3670. shame What a sin " and then said slowly and sorrowfully: "Good-bye, Patriache b
3671.n " and then said slowly and sorrowfully: "Good-bye, Patriache broke off abruptl
3672. "Good-bye, Patriache broke off abruptly rosary, then, at a sign from him, " fat
3673.. horses, and he himself followed slowly and thoughtfully. It was a pretty, yet
3674.himself followed slowly and thoughtfully. It was a pretty, yet a sad sight the l rose, and facing him, said resolutely with flowers and innocence. " She or I
3676.o speak to you," led her into the family sanctuary, the inner room. door, knelt
3677.. " " I do not want to " It was a lovely night; the stars looked down from a clo
3678.Wife, he said, give you a command I only sky. Armelle did not feel lonely it see
3679. I only sky. Armelle did not feel lonely it seemed as if some one I do not even bad to worse. daisies and how sweetly the nightingale was singing She Gervais
3681. lay down on the grave and slept quietly till morning then she slept on her moth
3682.r?" Poor little Armelle she could hardly believe that it was all " Well said a T
3683.e that it was all " Well said a The only cloud was, that Yves did not look at he
3684.n-flowers had been made, ready as kindly as Aubin did ; she was afraid she shoul ; she was afraid she should have only for the ceremony, and this was placed o
3686.aced the child in the middle of it; only her head was visible, was four years ol
3687.wife Pere Patriarche was sitting quietly on the waittried, and it cost her her l beside him Yves was looking unusually pleasant, and the father felt almost ha
3689.lmost happy. " The sheaf seems tolerably heavy," he said, smiling. The men laid
3690.ild." The farmer in a kissed her gravely and silently, and Marthe said, low voic
3691.mer in a kissed her gravely and silently, and Marthe said, low voice "May our Lo
3692. had plenty of suitors but she capitally with heather and dead branches, and the
3693.dren sat refused them all, saying simply that she was too young, and before it o on two large stones, chatting merrily. They baked wished to stay with Marthe.
3695.oined them. When Finaud was could hardly keep the hood of her cloak over her hea
3696., blinded by the thick flakes. Presently Labrie Armelle. His love for them -was
3697.on, a worship, as it is barked furiously, and the sheep pressed close together,
3698. idea of the dignity of her oc- sistibly towards them. Then she saw daik shadowy
3699.ous, rough dogs. Labrie leaped gallantly on terrible king by a shepherdess, and
3700.ak, "you shall hear everything presently:" she was taken into the great hall at
3701.e table ; ; She took his hand fearlessly. " What do you want ?" Daniel asked. "
3702.vaise, father they say she is not really your wife and let me come back and take
3703.ry," said the child. " Children are only a trouble. La Gervaise suits me best."
3704.ize over you, when all the while " terly. By and by she said, Mother, it would h
3705.o wolves, rather," answered Yves shortly. " You were all but devoured by one," a
3706.ther. " And Yves saved my life?" "I only killed the wolf." " The wolf was going
3707." I don't know," answered Yves brusquely. plenty of people give their lives, or, or their deaths, if you like, easily enough, from love, or hatred, or whim, lose my daughter ? But there are only two roads, you see a wrong and aright o
3710.the. She felt so safe under her motherly wing, ; sacrifice everything to duty?"
3711.s coming through the linen. not properly bound up ; Yves, let me see to it." And
3712. Yves, let me see to it." And she gently undid the handkerchief, bathed and dres
3713.ked der hand. "And would you " wiuuingly. BO sheltered by her love. The conduct
3714.She " Do you love me, then ?" "Certainly I do." " I know what that means just no
3715., all at once, he broke out passionately "And have I not reason to hate You have
3716. place in the house you you slowly stealing away what little love my mothe
3717.t you hate her. Angry words were rapidly exchanged, and Armelle with diffi- my b
3718.; daughter were talking together happily enough. From the day the straw-cutter's
3719.ter had stood up BO her from his bravely in Maclou's defence, Yves had disliked
3720.e dislike became posheart. But gradually another feeling came I can itive hatred
3721.itive hatred. the love he was bescarcely say to replace the other, for even to c
3722. ginning that it seemed still absolutely without any softening influence, As to
3723.retainsome of the old hatred. on quietly herself, she guessed nothing of all thi
3724.t. Geuevieve and Jeanne d'Arc. " saintly spoke of her to Jean and Marthe, he cal
3725.'r:r/l is the worst of the lot. The only legal functionary they consider u3726.e " The farmer, therefore, was perfectly civil, but very careful to support the
3727.death chariot," which passes noiselessly along, and the"hollah" of the "night hu
3728."night huntsmen!" It is all delightfully terrifying, and Pere Loic was a great f Marthe, who led the way to the family sanctuary, and the lovers went for a st
3730.I pray there with you," he asked timidly, " as if " I were her son ? ; "Come The
3731.grave, and Then Aubin bent down silently for a few minutes. face touched the gro
3732.e miserable altered in appearance lately ; there was a his "Annette, Annette, le
3733. idiotifor hours without speaking, cally; at others he would remain and then sud
3734.others he would remain and then suddenly tell such strange weird stories, that L
3735.f your mother, Armelle, your humble holy When he had drunk some wine he brighten
3736.her, in the sight of God and of the holy dead. " winter," suggested Yves. The Ab
3737. " I'll pay you so much a year regularly." "How much?" " It must be all properly
3738.." "How much?" " It must be all properly done, mind drawn up by a notary; and on
3739. mess, "said the straw-cutter, "for only " evening I promised her to Yves. "It w
3740. of unblemished character, and sincerely attached to Armelle, who returns his af
3741.ppose ; and it is my own af" : Capitally ; I am going to marry his " daughter. "
3742. brought up by the Patriarches? You only remember that you are father in order t
3743.he duties of a father you Danshamelessly forget iel, beware of braving God's ang
3744.raving God's anger !" priest indignantly. home? ! CHAPTER VL AMMKTTE'S GRAVE. fa
3745.s is a bad fellow, and Aubin and ; EAKLY the next morning, the Abbe Kerdrec went
3746.rewed the floor and it all looked doubly disgusting on that fresh, sweet morning
3747.age. The good priest walked along slowly and thoughtfully, blessing all the crea
3748.est walked along slowly and thoughtfully, blessing all the creatures of God. A b
3749.est and went into the house. Very slowly and sadly the Abbe" Kerdrec returned to
3750.nt into the house. Very slowly and sadly the Abbe" Kerdrec returned to the presb
3751.s notohad been inquired into too closely, things would have looked ugly for him
3752.o closely, things would have looked ugly for him ; but nothing was said for the with his son." " My consent Certainly, M. 1'Abbe" with all my heart." "I am g
3754.; Well, we must trust in God !" And rely on me," said the mayor. On his way home you the form, and then you will oiily have to sign.'' cloth, and every beggar
3756.eived a and he read "I, Daniel, commonly called 'the straw-cutter,' of bread and
3757.e hateful compact; it was so unutterably base, that bad as both the men were, th
3758.hter to live with him. The was perfectly justified in man was then to your mothe
3759.gether. When Aubin sobbed uncontrollably as they knelt by Annette's grave, the g
3760.od evening to her " In father. Presently she asked where she was to sleep. was t that room is it not there that family affairs are ar- They were heath that la
3762. fell on her knees, weeping convulsively. "You are doing a wicked thing, "said P
3763.with the utmost diligence and care. Only, when Sunday came, no matter what order
3764.her father to join the Patriarche family at Mass she saw them at the church, and
3765.f misery. Patriarche raised her tenderly. "My daughter," he said, do not give wa
3766.r," he said, do not give way so terribly. When the rain sun raises it again. God
3767.e Crucifix. " he obeyed her mechanically. Then she fixed hrr eyoa upon his face
3768. a new knife bought. still evening; only now and then heavy masses of clouds hid
3769.d his was a sweet ; She went out quickly Aubin. ; the doctor had come to attend
3770. marry, No one "The rose spoke. Suddenly a sound of wheels was heard. " It is th
3771.nswer, " and there must be an "Certainly I do." investigation." " She has a reas
3772.hat he "\Vhose fault is that? I heartily wish that we were more himself had gone
3773.ul's, and not remembering things clearly. Just then "Without reason?" And Yves t
3774.ut reason?" And Yves turned passionately upon the doctor came in to say that Aub
3775. say that Aubin had revived sufficiently to I tell you there was a time in my li
3776.he magistrate had taken a chair directly only But no cue who had been beforehand
3777.gistrate had taken a chair directly only But no cue who had been beforehand with
3778.e to say that you must give her suddenly; then, after a pause, he added faintly,
3779.y; then, after a pause, he added faintly, "I ask pardon of you all." up, that I
3780.zed Aubin's arm, and shook him furiously. The them." He fixed a penetrating glan
3781.he pale light showed a man rushing madly from say mass. Then the miserable paren obeyed and then that room, the family sanctuBewildered with terror, she caugh
3783.covery he had conduct. doubted certainly, in examining the wound, whether the yo
3784.g seemed alike dead in him he was hardly conscious of anything. The meadows were
3785.f death. For the life which you wickedly tried to take you owe God ten lives. Wh
3786.mbered no more ; neither by your earthly nor your heavenly Father." A loud cry b
3787.either by your earthly nor your heavenly Father." A loud cry broke from Yves. "
3788.moments in which, then he burst suddenly into an agony of weeping, and sobbed st
3789. and out "Aubin!" suicide. despair, only one thing seems possible "You shall see
3790.not reason or reflect half unconsciously he made a knot in the cord he was stunn
3791.nd of the priest, kissed it passionately, He had escaped the sentence brother's
3792.o the great projecting branch. he slowly unfastened his necktie, and hid his fac
3793. has made his peace with might, properly directed, make him by God's grace a Chr
3794.humblest priests. and you are right only it is not for you world passes such a o
3795.from the wretched Yves. A He said simply "Father, forgive me," he said "Ihave si
3796. ill disguised the shame which he really felt. He talked you must live !" Yvc s
3797.roc At the farm everything was strangely quiet. The servants repent. He was wear
3798.ght The sound of the door opening gently made lips. Armelle entered between the
3799. signing," and he left the room abruptly. At nightfall Yves returned. Jean Patri
3800.rembling hand, "Died There would be only that last date to be written the ." whe
3801.came. He was no longer one of the family. He distinguished himeelf greatly he wa He distinguished himeelf greatly he was army in Italy. something more th
3803.hed himeelf greatly he was army in Italy. something more than a gallant soldier,
3804.e was more than once He had particularly requested mentioned in the dispatches.
3805.alled his brother Yves started violently. The priest took his hand. He asked The
3806. he was interested in the and whose only passion appeared to lion, made no intim
3807.offered him The last scene of the family at his mother, he left his home. traged
3808. recovered his strength. The Very slowly but steadily Aubin straw-cutter hung ab
3809.s strength. The Very slowly but steadily Aubin straw-cutter hung about the farm
3810. forgotten tle garden. Patriarche family had laid fresh bouquets on the steps. N
3811.oor of memory. absolute; it was his only relief from the anguish When the time o
3812.lied by the unfit companionship, as lily on a dunghill loses nothing of its frag
3813.language, ill-usage nothing could really purity. harm her. Her duty remained, an
3814.. Her duty remained, and she bent meekly beneath But the that glorious yoke, as
3815.eath But the that glorious yoke, as only the virtuous and holy do. his doing; he
3816.ious yoke, as only the virtuous and holy do. his doing; he it was who had misery
3817.yer. My friend," said the priest, gently. " I do not deserve to have a with good
3818.not deserve to have a with good and holy men, who would know my history, and yet
3819.s. let me be with them. "Yet you greatly need one." To be the lowest of all, the
3820.n his hopeless remorse from the assembly of the priests he came upon the executi
3821.ppy ; as to save three soldier, gloomily. is When the wound scarred " a shameful
3822." "Afriend!" Yves burst out passionately. "I have none; I never shall have one i
3823.llow Do you know said the priest, gently. what I was reading when !" "And then"
3824.t am I my brother's keeper ? ? as openly as you have spoken to me, and ask to be
3825. just expressed that of living with holy men acquainted with your sad history."
3826.on Cain. " Yves read these verses slowly, in a low, stifled voice, and when he h
3827.ill be your life, and it is a hard daily martyrdom. one." " The innocent and goo
3828. with love and longing. To live by daily dying that was the life for him. The ar
3829.Tin: S-JHA ir-rr/T/-;/."A' DA c Suddenly, hrnvy dark masses swept across the sky
3830.ugh nu- down, but which the heart easily understands. Then Aubin merous openings
3831.r at her side. She was looking anxiously cluiiu as water was drawn from the well
3832.e that mo" down with his burden, faintly murmuring, " Ten ment, still less the m faces, and tried to re- had certainly a good appetite. Poor old Louison limpe
3834.d look at him ; to his rescue was slowly recovering. and I should be afraid to s
3835. very good, and the goal was very nearly reached. " to come to at last. The foll
3836.nsisted on speaking fire was told. parly. way with this fellow, wherever he goes
3837. forehead, and looked long and earnestly at him. and there was a great calm as J
3838. there was a great calm as Jean solemnly blessed Yves. Then he turned to Aubin,
3839. It is waiting, surrounded by his family, while Yvea received his 1 : ! ! ! ! ;
3840.r, the pain, and the gladness. Presently he regained full consciousness. Day was
3841.d Patriarche and his son went out slowly and silently. Yves turned round just on
3842.and his son went out slowly and silently. Yves turned round just once to kiss hi his hand to Marthe, and then the only sounds were the heavy steps of Jean Pat
3844.nce of the pay-master, who was generally noted f r his punctuality. "Lambelin is
3845.ry pay? incorrect, for a sou put by only produce, at the end of two years, thirt
3846.actions, though not spreading BO quickly as that of scandalous ones, nevertheles
3847.l no doubt like to know it. In the early days of the French occupation, two offi
3848.ry day a few centimes, which I c&refully hoard up until I can change them into a
3849.nion for the French officers, recen holy Pontiff, On another day, I go to the Tr
3850. drank with extreme discretion, scarcely daring (Jive us then a bowl of punch."
3851.owl of punch." As to punch, we have only the English journal of that to raise hi any beer ? " He gave it to carefully sealed, and a letter addressed to Bois.
3853. a bring us a glass of water; you surely have that! good son and good soldier; t the most generous sacrifices had only The frequenters of the Cafe' Neuf laugh
3855.nters of the Cafe' Neuf laughed heartily, and con- been able to realize, sou by
3856.nrich my " The Cafe Neuf was immediately evacuated and shut up; mother Accept my
3857. eaten with extreme moderation, scarcely inquiries about the soldier Bois. y; ev
3858.rooper, in order to make up more quickly "Like you all, monsieur, it possesses m
3859.other. This conduct of Bois was not only "Well! prove it then." " I would do so,
3860.separating, messieurs, let us splendidly He would have dravm back, but for the k
3861.e of mine was a Benedictine, wonderfully learned, and devoted to his books. It w
3862.d devoted to his books. It was generaily agreed that he would have been one of t, as he was still called in his family, was only twenty-five years old when th
3864.was still called in his family, was only twenty-five years old when the decree w
3865.a wreath of blue smoke curled gracefully upward, then a little below the house t
3866.the sounds of whose bleating was faintly heard in the distance. My good old uncl
3867., do you come loaded question invariably was, And when I informed him of my with
3868. little The sight of Marian was the only drawback to enjoyment She was certainly
3869. drawback to enjoyment She was certainly the ugliest in arriving in this lovely
3870.y the ugliest in arriving in this lovely place. There was something grim, creatu about her looks, which I can hardly I could describe, but that made her sin
3872.d describe, but that made her singularly repulsive. When I was a litnever get ov
3873.f the chain of mountains which gradually descends to the mouth of the Var. It wa
3874.t. The little saloon where he habitually sat was furnished in particular with an
3875.fortable armchairs, of their noiselessly rolling on the seemed to gather own mak
3876. around me with a de'.ight I c:in hardly describe, for each stony bank, each tre
3877.ccord round the chimney, where, as early as September, a bright little fire of v
3878.rical scene. A door, which was generally ajar, opened into the library, the shel
3879. higher lands, and the cold was sensibly felt in that part of the parish. We acc
3880. that part of the parish. We accordingly took precautionary measures before asce
3881.nkey Dom There was something wonderfully captivating about that face a mixture o
3882. brilliancy in those tender and slightly prominent blue eyes. A half smile seeme
3883.ave been more a pale blue. ; ; generally made a halt on reaching the above menti
3884.aspect, which particThe rock, apparently cleft by antediularly took my fancy. lu
3885.e rock, apparently cleft by antediularly took my fancy. luvian convulsion, exhib
3886.itude of plants and shrubs, which easily reconciled to her repulsive ngliness, i
3887.eading the donkey by the bridle. "Beally," my uncle would say, as he followed he
3888.s labors, and received at his house only a few members of his family who from ti
3889.s house only a few members of his family who from time to time came to see him.
3890. priest, the Abbfi Lambert, was the only habitual visitor at St. Pierre de Corbi
3891.e scattered over a vast tract of thickly- wooded laud, intersected by deep valle
3892.The village of Malpeire, situated nearly in the centre of the more than a hundre
3893. inhabitants, parish, contained scarcely but from the size of the surrounding wa
3894.ight." " So much the better," I mentally exclaimed, for to my mind Marian disfig
3895.had disappeared, I walked more leisurely along the little winding path, enjoying the houses of the village irregularly grouped around it. In the midst of a la
3897.that its popu- i r by must have formerly been li, far more considerable. The i i trees were nfusion, and then suddenly resolved planted and chrifltened ?" " C
3899.f the building betokened a comparatively modern CHAPTEB H. erection. In any case
3900.It hung drawing-room which had strangely taken my fancy. the place, and the sort
3901.he sort of answer my inquiries generally met over an old looking-glass, which ha families was a perfect a frightfully green hue to the unhappy faces reflecte
3903.erfect gems into which Marian ruthlessly stuck her matches. sess. He had come ac
3904.t into my head that the picture, clearly to prove that Ferrand, seventeenth baro
3905. coral lips frey de Bouillon to the Holy Land. write a memoir on tLe subject, an
3906. of getting out of her way, as I usually I really fell in love with it, and expe out of her way, as I usually I really fell in love with it, and experienced t
3908.agitations and contrived to do, I boldly made an attempt at conversation. emotio
3909.egan to rummage in her basket, evidently in order fondly imagined, with my elbow her basket, evidently in order fondly imagined, with my elbows resting on my in dreams about this beauty, who only ex- in wild li I n HIM lit' "How many y
3912.mposing verses in her praise. I can only plead in extenuation of this folly that
3913. only plead in extenuation of this folly that I was seventeen years of age, and
3914.omantic fancy. The isted feel dreadfully mere idea that anybody would suspect it
3915.othing about it," she growled the lovely creature who had sat for her picture pr
3916.ure who had sat for her picture probably a hunout in a surly manner, and gatheri
3917.her picture probably a hunout in a surly manner, and gathering up her bundle and
3918. my uncle. plague of my life. This reply seemed to me a funny bit of pretension
3919.r by ian's part, who must have evidently reached years of discretion putting a d
3920. subject. One day, however, when wo only since the Restoration that he had been
3921.i of were at dinner, my courage suddenly rose, and pretending to in those times,
3922.ords ?" As she made no answer, I civilly added, you ever there ; ; laugh as I lo
3923.n to the elm- top has been unfortunately knocked off. I suppose the arms I trees
3924., with evident complacency of the family, with supporters and crest, used to be
3925.he time of the Revolution?" "Most likely," my uncle replied "but there is no mar
3926.t in the face as I thought of her boldly coming into the drawing-room, with her
3927.very bad drawing but the frame is really very handsome. Some day I mean to have
3928.nd so it was The ambassador was actually riding up to the door on a small ass, c
3929.l-bough. M. de Champaubert sprang nimbly to the ground, and threw his arms about uncle's neck. The good old man fairly wept for joy, and faltered out as he cl
3931.he was a good my uncle asked. His family scholar and had a decided taste for the
3932. M. de Champaubert smiled somewhat sadly, and lowering fore mounting his horse.
3933.ust " Was that a tune ago ?" I foolishly asked. about to make your vows. There w
3934.paubert since, He emigrated in the early I stood a little apart in silent amazem
3935.ountry gentleman. His blue coat, closely He' is buttoned over his chest, did not in his appearance, and I was greatly perplexed to in his eye sometimes a qui
3937.h with a ; ; ! " If your letter had only reached me one day sooner," my I should
3938.r MY UNCLE'S DINING-ROOM. up Fortunately Marian had been able to attend to the c
3939.1 The table was in consequence perfectly laid, cuiiip HMiclou. and the dinner ex
3940.f the cellar some bottles of wine really fit to beset before a king. the library
3941.ibrary." M. de Champaubert ate sparingly and quick, talking all tho " " your lib usual l>y all means," the other gaily replied dear Thomas, is, I know, your w
3943.m- calm manner and steady appetite, only heightened by the You will introduce mo
3944. opposite to him so welcome a guest. ily. thors assembled here. For my part I co
3945.of the kitchen and called Marian. dently showed that he recognized the lovely fa
3946.tly showed that he recognized the lovely face which I had " Now for been gazing
3947. of old wine, very thing I most ardently desired to know. But how should some su
3948. girl has guessed that 1 am particularly fond of these yellow grossed your whole
3949.uit." "I beg your pardon," was the reply. And the Marquis, " " It is " I was to
3950.ay not, my uncle said with a smile. only on looking up at the picture over the c
3951.e. M. de Champaubert said, " I certainly did not expect to have ; ' ' ! so many
3952.ean apron. Tell Marian to remain quietly in bed; I will let my uncle know about the garden, and my Tincle was proudly slewing off his flowers and vegetables of Marian's illness. went immediately to see his old servant, and I remained
3955.r of the past. " I can a little bitterly, and answered, The Marquis smiled now s
3956.ephew, who sits there gazing so intently on my betrothed that it would almost se
3957.t it would almost seem as if her fatally beautiful eyes had instilled into his s
3958.ce. some most thoughts, and I could only reply to this kind of apostrophe by a n most thoughts, and I could only reply to this kind of apostrophe by a nervous
3960. AJJD MONSIETJB IiK BABON. asked eagerly, " from ? I colored " the mirror. The d
3961.old maid-servant has been taken suddenly ill?" " Never " we will wait mind," M.
3962. covered it, like one of Greuze's lovely heads behind the half-opened curtain of
3963.dow. The Marquis fixed his eyes steadily upon it for a moment, and then, as if h
3964. addressed himself de Malpeire, the only daughter of the portrait of Mademoisell
3965.ween the Champauberts, an ancient family in Normandy, and the Malpeires of Prove
3966.o Yes, they are, monseigneur," I eagerly cried; the name of Monsieur le Marquis
3967.of their mourning together. Subsequently they were obliged to part but the simil
3968.days letters of congratulation were duly sent. desire fora matrimonial alliance
3969. road did not then exist; there was only a path for horses and mules. I was This
3970.entrance of the gorge, which is commonly called the Pass of Malpeire, he pointed
3971.-throat-looking place, but my guide only said, This is the place, sir, where the
3972.ow been a long time in heaven. so really and truly dead that they put her into a
3973.long time in heaven. so really and truly dead that they put her into a coffin, w and well.' This story, I can hardly tell why, made me shudder. I had been d
3975.shudder. I had been dwelling incessantly during my journey on thoughts of love a
3976.n that dence. side the castle completely preserved the warlike and dus and noble
3977.eelings. The young lady's dowry is amply the name of Malpeire, it speaks for its
3978. judge of it yourself ; My father I only know that she is in her twentieth year.
3979.h groat dignity in the most prodigiously heeled whoes. I was too much absorbed,
3980.lioned windows of which were all closely shut up. No one appeared, and HO profou
3981.of a strange forehead. barking furiously, I knocked to give notice of my presenc
3982. de Malpeire. Come, now,' she whisfamily, then came forward and made me a I ment
3983. After a pause, she added more seriously, That sion of countenance, which seemed
3984.form Madame la yet,' I cried. 'lean only hope. And so I hope, madame, that nmne expect you stopped thus unexpectedly, and, Madame de Malpeire having invited which Mile, de Malpeire made no reply beyond a Germain, or of Versailles, and
3987.dame de Malpeire had spoken of evidently shyness When the curtains are drawn and at an end. Instead of the gar- lovely girl, that, hi spite of her ungraciousn
3989. window but sible not to be irresistibly captivated. That portrait gives only th
3990.bly captivated. That portrait gives only the roofs of the village, and on every
3991. the eagle at my beck, and near derfully beautiful. She possessed that extraordi
3992., I lost all self-possession, and really dursank back into her chair in a gracef
3993.sank back into her chair in a gracefully indolent attitude. The ing the whole of
3994.une in my life, I had fallen desperately in Her dress was some- love." first sig
3995.ed to wear brilliancy of a pretty family portrait. A STTITOB TJNDEB THE OI.D REG
3996.ublesome "Madame de Malpeire was quietly sipping her coffee, and flounced pettic
3997.' ' ' ' ' ; ' ! ! ' pockets, fortunately 8 ' TIII-: y.v MY UNCLE'S DINIXQ-ROOM.
3998.ver her daughter's dress, 'I she quickly replied ' ; I am nothing at all.' 'I am
3999.ile. Boinet my part, I never could apply my mind to it, and as to serious has hn
4000.thing to do with your toilet. You really look a books, I cannot endure them.' As
4001.yes met mine in the glass. She instantly Yes, I daresay it is very pretty,' she
4002.ou it is all habit, I should not quickly replied. think of taking a step beyond She turned toabsurd shape which only allowed the great toe to touch the ward
4004.ns?' she said. There are slopes entirely covered with in shoes of this kind in a
4005., kinds of other plants, one more lovely than the other. But I ago. bhe exclaime
4006. of cluded from society, and with hardly any intercourse with the your father's
4007.s property?" No, sir, never,' she coldly replied. world. I have never been able
4008.-yard.' . This announcement was speedily corroborated by a confused time enough
4009. and though the life he most immediately afterwards the sound of a heavy tread w
4010.y tread was leads here suits him exactly, he would always have been will- heard
4011. his sunburnt face, and, after cordially embratravel. see, and hadn't my poor Bo
4012.eatures ?' asked Mile, de .1,' I timidly replied; Both,' cried the your daughter
4013.hite partridges, have been less sensibly felt." 'Oh! of course,' she answered, B
4014.Indies, by Baynal," very nice book, only I am sorry to find in it some passages works chosen by my late uncle, lingly give ten crowns for, though he does loo
4016. Upon this, Pinatel are not particularly amusing, her greatest pleasure is to re
4017.he style of the Nuremburg dolls, roughly carved The Philosophical History of the
4018.inatel?' Mile, de Malpeire said. Exactly so, the Baron answered displaying his s at her daughter. We Yes, very likely,' replied her daughter, I think it is t
4020.g. 'Ah, Madame,' I exclaimed. 'lam sadly afraid chair, with his elbows resting o a pinch of Spanish snuff she quickly replied, 'they do not speak the truth.'
4022. a box of burnished gold. You may easily imagine what holding out the pack to me
4023.oned ideas of hospitality, lie naturally turned on recent events. The old noblem
4024.night, he pressed my hand affectionately, and said with some Good nant contempt.
4025.ntempt. Sir,' he said to me emphatically, 'we have emotion, 'Your coming here ha
4026.ning towards the new morning. The lovely phantom which had haunted me vanishits, and sat this state when, at an early hour, the Baron walked into my down by
4028.when I spoke to her she answered shortly, ready up and dressed. He took a chair,
4029.dness of manner, still I could evidently me, began at once, without any preface
4030.tion we have given you must have plainly shown what our see that she was by no m
4031. asleep, and Mile, de Malpeire gradually approached the window, and at last ensc
4032. was seated at it I found there was only the curtain beme and Mile, de Malpeire.
4033.e and Mile, de Malpeire. She immediately moved Do you, then away, and sat down b
4034.ave plenty of time to spare my wife only gets up for din; ' ; ' keep hia eye* op
4035. armory and ; THK POUTUMT AY M Y i-ially I were full cf v 'AVliy not, mad of ' 1
4036.AVliy not, mad of ' 1, I would willingly i. which e .pi-ire at li run the risk m
4037. lords but which dee, 'J'lu 3 ii -1 only iow silk Ti IA i';> stall of black As t
4038.d with this explanation, and I instantly replied. 'And BO, then, mademoiselle, t
4039.lichouse trophy.' She seemed more deeply wounded by these words than I had expec
4040.. But patience, patience " It was hardly then the time to make my profession of
4041.ical and political subjects, so I merely said, 'I assure you that I neither desp
4042.emoiselle de Malpeire was walking slowly under the led to an argument, and I con
4043.a sort of long own that I am exclusively attached to the society in which I lowe
4044.lace in it, ai -re twisting their sickly shoots, could be dignified by that the
4045.uld be dignified by that the most lovely, the most admired, the respected of its
4046. pain to leave our poor mom D diligently to ply her needle, I joined her in the
4047.o leave our poor mom D diligently to ply her needle, I joined her in the arbor.
4048.y. altogether displeased with this reply, for it was Will you allow evident that
4049. chance of becoming her husband, if only from the lack She lowed in a way that d She lowed in a way that did not imply either consent or of any other possible
4051.p her eyes bent down on her work. likely to obscure the calm and brilliant exist
4052.found admiration. After having carefully sight could secure you. If the Revoluti in that , case, ' the provinces, inly cuter the lists, ilie nil-' ami dispute
4054.e.d look, 'lum sure yo.; should probably find in Paris many xali.inx raiic house
4055.ld be not do it. 'Yon, sir!' she quickly replied, 'yon conlcl like my mother, fo
4056. you have been accustomed 'It would only depend upon, ' to of impassioned admira
4057.said, would have made another woman ugly, but which, by some umtable fascination
4058.which, by some umtable fascination, only served to render her more capif Then, w
4059.h the locks of her fair hair, its lovely outline, her smooth white temple and sw
4060.nt she would turn first, but impatiently waiting her head towards me. She had no
4061. his beasts, and beyond the village only a few peasants at work here and there,
4062.more than three leagues, which generally lasted until nightfall. I remained ther Malpeire, seating herself comfortably in her arm-chair, 'have you been paying lead Cadarasse, too, who was formerly one of the rangers of the Mile de Malpe
4065.r. "At dinner the conversation naturally reverted to public Clarissa Harlowe esc
4066.with her usual versatility she instantly in this part of the country,' the Baron
4067.' Yes, I see, 'she said, that especially the younger men, are infected by a very
4068. know that I v. Tor instance, dreadfully bored here the first year of my marriag
4069.wander about the country came positively ill. The Baron was looking out for some
4070. are the most active pastel are the only ones I like, and I would not on auy a<
4071.y other manner. The Italian harm. Lately they spread the report that the Assembl
4072.they spread the report that the Assembly had arrive, however, for tliree or four
4073.obility, did come I was grown dreadfully thin, and so weak that I from the forti
4074.ded by ramparts down to the could hardly walk a step. However, to please theBuro
4075. after the first sitting I was Instantly the peasants in the plains were stirred
4076.iged to give it up. My health completely gave way, and I ; ' ' ' < I I THK PORTR
4077.e your own ?' make her some I positively shrieked, for the aboininame in oils, a made an upper ire. ; tch had actually painted sen-ant after she had polished
4079. would send that tlic It was accordingly carried into the lumber room. .Irs, but
4080.ile, de Malpeire, with a would have only been too great an honor for her. Those
4081.t she would have lowered herself 'Really, mamma," 'it sudden vivacity, ' No, no. twenty, my daughter's age, melancholy vivacity. that a woman should have her
4083.ay ?' cried Madame de Malpeire ; 'we uly to let my daughter know ;' and she invi
4084. Bailie d'HerWhen we came in she quickly threw down s, of course. 1 lie volume,
4085.tion nor dissatisfaction, but carelessly twist ing up her fair long curls, she a long curls, she answered, laconically, 'I am ready.' 'Not so fast, mademoisel
4087. ;ie de ilpeire ' and your hair slightly powdered, and in it sky-blue bows. she
4088.m you call free independent men. greatly in the social scale ' Mile, de Malpeire
4089.le ' Mile, de Malpeire colored violently at thia kind of reproof, and hung down
4090.time that the education she had secretly given herself had created an impassable
4091.e. After gazing for a little while sadly and intently at the lovely face, which for a little while sadly and intently at the lovely face, which seemed to lis
4093.e while sadly and intently at the lovely face, which seemed to listen to him wit
4094.ent on : " I took possession of my newly arranged studio, and in " three or four
4095.corner near the heading. " How carefully you must have examined that anonymous ", flections on this discovery. only regretting that chance had happened to
4097.ire, like all persons who are habitually idle, was wonderfully active when once
4098.who are habitually idle, was wonderfully active when once she hit upon something
4099.ngs which were to Mile, de Maloriginally used by the Italian artist. in the dres
4100. means a chef d' ceuvre." "No, certainly not," simplicity. my uncle answered wit
4101.mpote, and ith a sigh: 'This is the only fruit which ripeus here. . excellent li
4102. were spent in contemplating that lovely face, and in striving to re- "But it wa
4103.e The Baronne was in a sitting generally lasted several hours, state of restless
4104.h her hair arranged She walked leisurely into tho room, and sitting in that way.
4105.was already established, and immediately as she It is 'I answered, with perfect
4106.d at me, but I felt it was unconsciously, with Two the enchanting smile I have r
4107.d for a litThen her expression instantly altertle while alone with her. ed she t
4108.reeable to her. But I was so desperately in love, and in consequence so obstinat
4109. love, and in consequence so obstinately sanguine, that these signs of indiffere
4110.< >ut this year 11be managed differently. We shall go to the village only for Ma
4111.erently. We shall go to the village only for Mass at the parish church." 'You do
4112.with proper respect. 'You are not really going to regret that rustic ball, I hop
4113.ble, I assure ' you.' ' ' Well, possibly so, in the open air,' the Baronne re- p
4114.Maximin. Madame de Malpeire emphatically remarked. 'Do look, my 'Yes, it is my c
4115.ot obtain your free con' ! pisre quickly said as if to protest against her mothe
4116.f my love forgive me,' I cried, terribly agitated. 'Do you mean,' she coldly sai
4117.ibly agitated. 'Do you mean,' she coldly said, that you would justifies ! ' ' '
4118.nute. His wife she exclaimed indignantly. Very well. Time will show went to meet
4119. what a beautiful picture !' he ex"Early the next morning, Mile. Boinet came to
4120.he long ends of which streamed uaturedly leplied. down her back. When I went up
4121. old man embraced me most affectionately, and said, spects, she bowed in an indi
4122.that is enough,' he added more seriously. That night at supper he said to his wi
4123.saint of the village?' Well, I certainly never thought of it, keeper, and Mile.
4124.answer was a gesture of You would really go so far as that ' ' ! ' My only ' ' !
4125.really go so far as that ' ' ! ' My only ' ' ! ' ' ' ' ; ' ! 1 1 ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ,
4126.ounding appellations. I looked anxiously at, Mile, de Malpeire. Her countenance
4127.ntenance betrayed no agitation. She only looked very- pale, and her hands trembl
4128.self, my love, her mother affectionately whispered ; there is no occasion to be
4129.urprised, and still less 'I am perfectly calm,' she answered, with a distressed. a canopy. The panels were elaborately mid each compartment bore the- shield o
4131.cing at her daughter, They were actually going to bury her alive !' And God rest down on a carpet which was she coldly replied. At a distance, well and good,
4133.that you expect them Then let us quickly get out of this mob,' exanorial seat, t
4134.ion, Madame de Malpeire, who was quietly reading Lu her prayer-book, looked up s
4135.ere.' We were, ; in fact, inconveniently ' ' Mile, de Malpeire pray to God witho
4136.ty and frowning countenance. Fortunately, the priest with his acolytes appeared
4137.mob pressing upon us somewhat insolently. Still there was no absolute rudeness,
4138. her through the crowd, but she abruptly disengaged the Abbat, as if to place he
4139.sants, with frames. The Abbat especially furnished a magnificent type of physica
4140.n of the banns .mage, and I could hardly conceal the agitation with all this in
4141. to me?' You will soon know,' she boldly replied, and with' had aed up and newly
4142. replied, and with' had aed up and newly painted lanoe with these recent alterat
4143.tion of the building, which was entirely devoted to Mndame de Mulpeire's apartme
4144.existence of a favored rival. So greatly did passion blind and mislead me, that
4145.the Baron that very evening. We had only to draw up the contract on the followin
4146. balcony than was inaccessible. "Shortly before sunset loud acclamations arose f
4147.moving illumination pressed tumultuously round an enclosure formed with ropes as
4148.peire was on the is arrived,' he hastily announced oilier side of her mother, an
4149.ood bolt saw her hands tremble. silently withdrew from the ring. " upright, and
4150.on of the scarf. I remained, theresively occupied the centre of the ring, and we
4151.the shouts of the mob, who unconsciously gazing on the dark plain. There was no
4152.curity. The ced. night wind moaned sadly through the trellised alleys. I lean" A
4153. on my hands, and fell into a melancholy fit ot turned to me, and said, with a s
4154.t must be owned, musing, which gradually softened my resentful feeling. The kind
4155. this is a little monotonous, especially as it is of avowal which Mile, de Malpe
4156.alpeire hjd volunteered, as il perfectly well known beforehand who will be ,he c
4157.persuaded of this, I felt I could easily forcupied him as a woodman. " A moment fall and exclaimed, This is decidedly very tedious. These fights feet of the
4159.o.M. 'I shall go a figure pasping slowly under the window, keeping oloso to the
4160. liquors were plenThey drank our tifully served out to these good people. health
4161.But the whole affair has been dreadfully fatiguing. As to my daughter, she is qu
4162.ot to appear at supper. She has probably retired to rest by this ' ' The impress
4163.irection. peasantry. They were evidently advancing towards the casile in groat n
4164.and, one of those heavy muskets formerly used in It is a regular sedition, an at
4165.e wicket to speak to them, but they only shouted ' ' more ' ' furiously, and ins
4166.they only shouted ' ' more ' ' furiously, and instead of stating their grievance
4167.s, but the greater number are armed only with pickaxes and ploughshares. There i of them taking us by storm. I am only afraid of one thing, which is that it s
4169. take the alarm. He nodded affirmatively, and exclaimed with aa oath But I under
4170.? ' I asked. ' Come with me,' he briefly time. For my part, I feel sufficiently
4171.y time. For my part, I feel sufficiently refreshed not only to ' keep you and th
4172., I feel sufficiently refreshed not only to ' keep you and the Baron company at
4173.em to be coming here, but they certainly will not come in. We can sleep in perfe
4174.enade,' Madame de Malpeire said, quietly shuf' ; : " Madame de Malpeire took a c
4175.ance." hand, staggered, and fell heavily on the floor. " the 'Repentance can win
4176.t God's hands,* by him and called wildly for help. The servants came rushing but
4177.cannot brook disgrace." "Long and vainly the poor woman pleaded in accents of ve
4178. same place, pale, heart-broken, utterly wrote and sent his this extremity. It w
4179.. nical despotism has driven me to Early in the morning the Baron As she was not
4180.e. Do not think that share with If I fly with He will me him m you Thousands ot.
4181. man with whom I have no'; feared to fly in the dead of night, to whom I shall h
4182.nd gave them reason that I was seriously ill. Alarming symptoms soon showed them
4183.e at death's door. I have preserved only a confused what took place whilst I was
4184. whilst I was lying in bed wi'h The only thing I disa burning fever and often li
4185.haunted by the same continued haltinctly I kept fancying myself a child who had
4186. and coming to life again was constantly re-occurring in my excited of physical imagination, and I passed alternately from a state prostration to one of viol
4188.s- de the castle had subsided; evidently the popular excitement was allayed by s
4189. neither patches or rouge. and certainly I owed my life, under God, to the devot
4190.ere lasts for eight months consecutively, and that it is likely the snow will so
4191.ths consecutively, and that it is likely the snow will soon begin to fall and to
4192. v.iio yon.' 'My father I said, suddenly struck were wide open. The doctor was a
4193.en?' Madame de Mulpeire looked anxiously at the doc- are much better. We must ta
4194.ried to has received." 'A few lines only," she said, bending over me. walk a few
4195.r as Never mind," he said, encouragingly, as he led me A few lines written by yo
4196. ' ' ; ' ' accompanying the royal family of Paris, subsequently to their unhappy
4197. the royal family of Paris, subsequently to their unhappy attempt at night, he h
4198. attempt at night, he had gone home only a few hours, and on the following day w
4199. prepared for their departure. They only waited till you could be pronounced out
4200.this information. ' ' Madame Most likely for ever, ' he sadly turned away my att
4201. Madame Most likely for ever, ' he sadly turned away my attention shock which th
4202. finished reading, my eyes unfortunately fell on a little green branch, the leav
4203.aced it, like some rare plant. Instantly, my throbbing head fell back on the pil sitting alone by my bedside. I hardly know with what kind of expression I loo
4205.fe withdrew, after having affectionately squeezed my hand. Mile. Boiuet lingered
4206.y room, not that night. choosing to rely on any one but himself for the minute w
4207. As I did not fall to sleep iinm"diately, she began in her patois a sort of unin
4208.ised my head and gazed on the melancholy view. The lengthening shadows of the ro
4209.n. The doctor bent over me and anxiously inquired how I felt. I pressed his hand
4210.d, strange feeling, which I would hardly acknowledge to myself, made me also reg
4211.themselves, and for time I slept soundly for several consecutive hours. with a c
4212.t her. It is untenance, and said briefly happy she has the fate she chose for he
4213.e inwith which I watched the snowtensely melancholy feeling flakes slowly fallin
4214.ich I watched the snowtensely melancholy feeling flakes slowly falling and white
4215.tensely melancholy feeling flakes slowly falling and whitening the roofs of the
4216.erature in the house had become sensibly colder. " Throw some " fagots on the fi
4217.incessant fears, and the event generally more than lief fifteen years Cure' of M
4218.e his acquaintance," the Marquis eagerly answered. And whilst my uncle went to l
4219.w something as to the fate of the family of Malpeire. He must have heard people is ' Yep, he was carried off suddenly within dead," I exclaimed. ' of a feeli
4221.etnher?" dead ?' He shook his head sadly. ' I cried. ' heart, I think, my 'What,
4222.pearance, and it was in a manner equally free from embarrassment or familiarity
4223. servant of his wife's, who had latterly supported him by her work. When I heard
4224.nt, and then replied in a way the family tli at seemed intended to stop any fart questions, ; ' ' might be effectually dried. "My dear Cure I am delighted tha
4226.. The remembrance of that first and only affection dwelt in my heart through all
4227.ffee, M. le Champaubert began discreetly to sound him as to the time of his arri
4228.ere, about sixteen years ago, the family of : TEE HOME OF THE PINATKL8. M. de Ch almost forgotten. Even the melancholy event " which preceded their departure
4230.hich preceded their departure was hardly alluded to. " But know of it !" exclaim
4231.laimed the Marquis. " You had you deeply, and pouring out a glass of sherry, dra
4232.all these romantic meta" You were really very unfortunate in your physics.ejacul
4233.ting with indignation. heard of the only daughter of the late Baron, Mile, de Ma
4234.h Mile, de MalM. de Champaubert, greatly agitated; "you can tell me what has bee
4235.t likeIt is not in any way a marriage ly they will disinherit her. that suits us
4236.en his teeth, In that case she is likely to ' Is Francois gone up spend the nigh
4237. under the proTwo small logs were slowly burning jecting chimney-piece. on the h
4238.nswering. The eldest Pinatel accordingly began to descaut upon the drought, whi
4239.ubject, his young sister-in-law silently slipped into the room and seated hersel
4240.nted calico tied under her chin entirely concealed he hair. The white smoothness who had become a member of her family. But though a good woman as the world g
4242.which had never been plastered. Properly speaking, it had neither sides or The w
4243.he person who had spoken turned abruptly round towards the house and disappeared
4244.a ble, entered the room where the family usually sat. Jiiy long apartment, but s
4245.ntered the room where the family usually sat. Jiiy long apartment, but so dark a
4246.r great wooden cupboard always carefully low serge. locked up stood opposite to
4247.r-in-law had just left, muttered, I only hope she has kept the soup warm.' "A mo
4248.' Ht it. " When I walked in, the fr.mily was sitting round a table Good evening
4249.ot] ing of her former i She had probably 1 f t mid a basinful of soup with veget
4250.l of soup with vegetables. Unfortunately, the soup was cold, which made the Abba
4251.' you been about a person of ? It really is enough to make one laugh to But she
4252.ther happened of year. to be wonderfully mild for the time she added, glancing a
4253.the time she added, glancing approvingly at her favorite daughter-inWhen my elde
4254.e you had bet' The birds hopped joyously amongst the bushi little snowdrops were
4255.ok of love the love of a The most deeply merciful God on the works of His hand.
4256.d. "Seeing her so humbled and so cruelly punished for her fault, I could not but
4257.t the many trials which must necessarily await her, and I went awaypraying and t
4258.abit I wear, but the hostile, unfriendly manner of this young woman took me pain of this young woman took me painfully by surprise. I went on to speak of the into question the teachings, not only of the Church, but of the Holy I was am
4261. not only of the Church, but of the Holy I was amazed at discovering in so young
4262.ogant and disputatious, which was easily worked up t. excitement, and a heart wh
4263.false enthusiasm. her, I could perfectly understand how her unbridled passions h
4264.d passions had misled her from one folly arid one fault to another, into I was y
4265. that nuhappy soul that I began silently to pray for her with all my heart, and
4266.t Christmas. The Pinatels were certainly by no ea a fervent Christians,* but sti
4267.ervent Christians,* but still the family were tolerably regular in their attenda
4268.ns,* but still the family were tolerably regular in their attendance at church.
4269.piritual advice or consolation, and only under ' > that I could give her some n
4270.her peasant's hat overI so that she only saw me when I was inf, her eye , within
4271.ew steps of her. She seemed disagreeably surprised, 'There is nogirting up sudde
4272.rprised, 'There is nogirting up suddenly, said in Proveugul. They have all been
4273.rom his father's inheritance. It is only but with that we shall be able to hire
4274. all your energy and goodwill, be hardly possible for you to ne yourself
4275. like his 'You may as well speak plainly,' she replied, very brothers.' He is an
4276.ers.' He is an idlj fel ow; and not only idle, but composedly. work/Isxid; it mu
4277.el ow; and not only idle, but composedly. work/Isxid; it must know, M. ness just
4278.f a good citizen and th head of a family. " Christian charity compelled me to ho
4279.agricultural labor, and that he was only capable of exertion when he had occasio
4280.all, strict economy. merry wight, easily led astray, and subject to sudden outbu
4281. said, M. le Cure", can you 'I have only one of th ee mother's favorite child, a
4282.ther's favorite child, and she perfectly knew his character. lend me a piece of
4283.s piece of ing him by the arm I forcibly drew him away from the crowd bread and
4284.he questions I put to him ; but suddenly rousing himself, would never herself be
4285.f be able to exercise. "L therefo e only he told me with a volley of oaths, inte
4286.out the beginning of October, and nearly a year hun in an authoritative manner,
4287. arrived on the eve of the fair, is only one thing to do. since I had left my pa
4288.n in his duties to God and to his family, and numbers. " The next morning as I w
4289.not You see it was all nothing but folly and nonsense, and it listen to reason a
4290.ome. to buy a gold chain, and I had only just money enough to pay for the stock
4291.shall never have courage to It suddently came into my head to try my luck at ven
4292.s in front of him. I threw in my greatly relieved, you will tell it to her befor
4293.everybody. six francs, and unfortunately won upon which I instantly You see, I a
4294.unfortunately won upon which I instantly You see, I am only afraid of the first
4295.pon which I instantly You see, I am only afraid of the first moment as soon as t
4296.head. I said to my- I said reproachfully. again. O, as to her," he answered, I a
4297.was drawn, and that I won. Sonie- family were seated round the table at supper.
4298.curred. I added that Francois was deeply penitent, and house I met a black dog r It was then to turn b ck again. Only think just as I was setting his own mon
4300.ything so shocking ?' I said indignantly. W< 11, if not bread enough lor you in
4301.renewed his entreaties, and tried gently to rnako wrestling-match was over there
4302.eggar, you will receive from your family? best way I could. Before we parted she iij ' One of her where all the family were pathen-d round the Abbat, wh. was her with a li checks \vns of a deadly while, the o 'He has lying in the p sit
4305.ession of countenance; the bed, and only his face was to bo seen resting rgainst
4306.with a strong feeling ami live peaceably together." Well, we shall see about tha had said such things to me, I really think. I should have flown The doctor a
4308. anxious man- ' The poor fellow hns only a few minutes to live. It would have Yo
4309.e may constitution. Life does not easily withdraw from that young Do you think t
4310.our wife and forgive her ; you have only a moment more to 1 ve, but that moment
4311. 1 God. " The Abbe Lambert sighed deeply, and again seemed reluc- M. de Champaub
4312.e consolation of feeling his hand feebly grasping mine in token of assent, upon
4313. Aix f or the police.' she was certainly a very wicked woman," my uncle "Well, ,
4314.R XII. PICTURE. WHAT BECAME OF THE newly enacted laws. She was sentenced to be b
4315. from exile, the whole affair was nearly forgotI only learned that the fair peas
4316.the whole affair was nearly forgotI only learned that the fair peasant, as she w
4317. his first sleep, f>/r lie had evidently not moved. Just n w, when I came awny,
4318. oath could enter the State prisThe only thing I could do was to write her a let
4319.ical disturbances the law deals silently, as it were, with great criminals, and
4320.y so, for Champaubert's sake, but really the arm is without the least idea of it
4321.ought to have told me of it." very badly drawn. In short, it is a wretched perfo
4322.?" He shook his head, and answered sadly, "No, indeed I did which I so highly pr
4323.dly, "No, indeed I did which I so highly prized. I should have been afraid of ex
4324.g silence ensued the candles were nearly burnt out, off with me. There was no ti
4325.ok the outer blinds. When the clock only to make my way into the lumber-room, wh
4326.nd to intrust it He was to set out early the following morning, and it to some b
4327.d not carry out my scheme, I insidiously questioned Babe" How did corner of the
4328.nd, I " And yet we have had a melancholy time of it," murmured my poor unc
4329.ngue. I desired him to 'come thii 1 only too happy to be her husband, and envied
4330.sels between which I intended the lovely picor closed them, sometimes smiling, s
4331.looking sternful ture to travel. I fully meant always to keep it with me. and mo
4332. and a melangilding the valley; no early frosts had yet blighted the fresh silen
4333. one thing or another, the key generally remains hanging by the side door." I we
4334. my hand, by way of shooting, but really to try and find in the neighbor-lux >d
4335. covered with their snowy mantles. choly nobody drawing-room, only the dogs slee
4336.mantles. choly nobody drawing-room, only the dogs sleeping in the arm-ehairs. I
4337.and Babelou in the kitchen. particularly favorable. I went up-stairs with flushe
4338.ook t;ie my arm to go down-stairs. truly grieved about his old servant, found Ba
4339.s cooked. And yet ; Almost unconsciously I approached, and looking ver his " sho praying. Babelou was sobbing bitterly. I went out and sat down at the corner
4341.; she knew very well she was dangerously ill. \\ hilst I was waiting at table, s
4342.ble, sh; told Gothon to send immediately for th Cur6. It was for her that he cam
4343.e Malpeire before next morning. Suddenly my uncle said, "I w< nder who are the h
4344. got it, and I don't want it," I angrily cried, I "go along with you." Fifteen y
4345.rkable papers. His mind inspired by holy and bold convie; ions, has furnished hi
4346.. At the sight of the new comer, closely enveloped in hid long blue riding coat, stinct of appreciating just and holy things as a but lamb. Surprised 1 on, a
4348. as a gentle by ; the revolution of July, his regiment was in garrison, when at
4349. various suppositions, continued quietly sipping his draught. On their part, the
4350.wn with the Jesuits these words, Liberly for ever During ! ! avoiding the high r
4351.nd right, rose from the table and slowly approached the one who seemed to be the
4352.believe you to be to good do so cowardly a thing. Be that as it may, you will pe
4353.tre, nor in the street, you will greatly oblige Frenchmen to We are robbed," sai
4354.the party, seeing the captain vigorously attack a magnificent roast fowl. "I wou
4355.gnificent roast fowl. "I would willingly give three francs ten sous," added one
4356." answered the chief of the band sharply, in a shrill cracked voice, "we are ext
4357. shrill cracked voice, "we are extremely sorry to inform you it is not in our po
4358.rancs, which you can divide with quickly. him." "I understand, Monsieur," said t
4359.ur." " Are you quite sure ?" " Perfectly sure." " In thatcuse, replace this fowl
4360.desired, the officer was served entirely en maigre. The carp, as you may imagine
4361. witness him, opposing a digni- " rectly. have a good laugh," returned the facet
4362.ey seemed one. to affect him. "Decidedly the holy man has made a vow of patience
4363. one. to affect him. "Decidedly the holy man has made a vow of patience," said B
4364. you please take yourself off as quickly as you can, " Mr. Grinder cried the sin
4365. the airs of a soldier, and yet has only served at Mass." " Parbleu I recognize
4366. " Parbleu I recognize him !" laughingly said another of the guests, who until t
4367. " each can do as he pleases. This reply was unanswerable the noisy party had to
4368.t. Acheul, and, like him, carried a holy taper." " " bring me some coffee." Garg
4369." do not forget the little glass of holy water. "Bravissimo! well hit 1" shouted
4370.the finishing stroke. The captain slowly took his cup of mocha, then, when he ha
4371.ll not be found one whose heart is manly enough to offer me the reparation " whi Lyons to Paris than we could formerly from Paris to St. Germain. Our two trav
4373.terested. " You conducted yourself nobly, monsieur," said the priest; which esca
4374.g Du Vigan where he had gone immediately after the above occurrence to sell a Bm
4375.Be that as it may, the man you so wisely corrected ought to bless your name, for
4376.May the life you have preserved be nobly and usefully spent since ?" ! not even have preserved be nobly and usefully spent since ?" ! not even on afield of
4378.not even on afield of ba tie. Grievously wounded at Santaretni To offer him his
4379. priest Strange inconsistency of earthly things our brilliant cav- solemnly. alr
4380.rthly things our brilliant cav- solemnly. alry officer, Frederic Kicard, has bec
4381. zealous and intelOne ligent, ho rapidly rose in hia new employment, and soon di
4382.traffic in wines," " Then most certainly you will one day find him." " To be fra
4383." To be frank with you, I should greatly like it." Have you seen him ; ; ! ii CA
4384.ned to the preacher with the most lively attention. Beviewing, on his side, the
4385.our ex-c:iv Iry offic r had sufficiently satisfied his It was a he mechanically
4386.y satisfied his It was a he mechanically entered the holy chapel. sensio..s of t
4387.t was a he mechanically entered the holy chapel. sensio..s of the many different
4388. truth could day consecrated to the Holy Virgin, and there was a great crowd at
4389. the divine Redeemer watches incessantly The altar was decked over the children
4390. God aud for the first time, he secretly dared, in the bottom of his heart, to e
4391.tween the two religions, which certainly was not in favor of his own. There was
4392.his mother had never taught him a ; only be one, invariable, immut ible, as the
4393.f following the Catholic faith, not only in order to attain the facilities of an
4394.urg Saint Germain. The k: ow not we only know that when he left Lyons, he severa
4395.ivine grace. On his part, Bicard equally avoided Fourvieres, like a light-house
4396.g of the progress which grace was really effecting in his The festival of Easter
4397. went to the priest of his unaccountably prolonged silence, when he one morning
4398.severe in an acknowledged error is folly," said oue. At all "At the sacristy of comHe had chosen for his text pletely engrossed with his subject. " The this
4400.unknown to him. After having graphically sketched the first ages of Christianity
4401.rst ages of Christianity, so wonderfully sstablished by poor fishermen on
4402.replied the other. The fathers, but only to return to that of your grandfathers.
4403.ay by the torrent of eriv and reasonably in seizing the branch of safety which t
4404.which truth offers him from the friendly shore. "As the sole witness of this str
4405. and trembles 1 1 unhappy one who justly ' ; come to my help, dear Abbe" conie t
4406.s r His presence on the field completely change quested. state of tha combat, th
4407. believe it, captain, one can never idly with grace. The day when, as Protestant
4408.c." Grace, operating on a soil prudently prepared, had worked tho most consoling
4409.nce his arrival in Paris, oci-npied only with this great affair, Ricardhad opene
4410.had asked for in place of the fowl, only to satisfy the laws of a Church then no
4411.; IV. In the course of the many friendly conversations between Ricard and the pr quitting whose life you so generously spared at La Saying thus, the good Abbe
4413.d the Abbe, and he re- lated, as briefly as possible, the scene we have read in
4414. Sulpice, The dinner was ready, but only one guest had arrived. " " Shall we all
4415.d- will the consoling truths of our holy religion. In a word, I find myself a hu
4416.ul of time, chatted in the most friendly manner until near midnight ; the captai
4417. to rise bosom of an affectionate family, He never fails on days of abstinence t
4418. beautiful weather, for tome time slowly The admiral-ship, Le Monarque, preceded
4419.ORMIDABLE had just left Cerigo anciently called Cythera, to and had doubled Cape
4420.ape Carobuca, which is the most easterly point of the island of Candia, when one wanted for a sailor who was seriously ill. Pere Zephyrin knowing this, went i
4422. Zephyrin knowing this, went immediately to the captain of the admiral's vessel,
4423.ery well without you. " "That is exactly what he ought uot to do." " But I canno ruiiiu (.<>. lie' neeim el HO piously r... i ever comes back. " Well you can
4425.d he. me, my lord, if I come at so early an hour," said " at all events it will
4426.hyrin is always vent me from dying badly and, if I had any advice to give welcom
4427." " Thanks "To confess I, Pe'card surely you are joking !" my lord." " There hav
4428.en any the worse since you come so early about it." important, " It is lord; a f
4429.avor I for it." as you wi.h." gemro.i ly sacrificed his life to God, while admin
4430. the sick man will protect me!" terribly rougb, father," said the duke. "I to-mo
4431.eady seated, who began to row vigorously towards the " ! persist then." take adv
4432. is yours ' ; Therdse. The boat scarcely swerved; it seemed to glide over the wa
4433.ut off till to-morrow what can be easily done to-day, Now then, Pe'card, you hav
4434.t alongside of the Therese. As ho safely the admiral's vessel. went on board all
4435. his officers, preferred joyous friendly meetings to the stiffness of cold etiqu
4436.Prince' invitation, the Capuchin briefly " I have seen people worse than you rec
4437.s told me to express, in the most lively terms, their gratitude to Capuchin bowe
4438.e considered the matt r more attentively " Very well if the same signal had said
4439.cond." yonr royal highness." "I did only "You would immediately have given the o
4440.ess." "I did only "You would immediately have given the order which the Father d
4441.ith, my lord," said the captain, frankly tell you that I did not dare to take up
4442.d by his officers, went ou deck. Shortly aft T this incident the Duke perished b
4443. this incident the Duke perished bravely under the walls of Candia. TYBORNE: AND
4444. by one of the fevt rs which perpetually haunted the was a suiiny morning in May
4445.enue, and children, and without priestly consolations. Prison attendants gamboll
4446.ife," not succeed there though. Not only was the place stern and but he murmured
4447.e at Rheims, and there receive generally old, evidently faithful servants, who h
4448.d there receive generally old, evidently faithful servants, who had clung to his
4449.ut her plan into execution, and scarcely had she done so when she learnt that in
4450.n Alice heartiwhich wound its way calmly along till it reached the sea, that ly
4451.y along till it reached the sea, that ly rejoiced at what she had clone, for she
4452. lessening of punishment upon the family of De Lisle were all the rich possessio
4453.had been a faithful and friends in early youth, and though in manhood Beauville'
4454.le's proThey were a noble line, not only in long descent, fession of the Protest
4455.nge them, loyal subject. but in knightly deeds. No stain of cowardice or of trea
4456.ard of the Lion-heart, and in the family chance given to the son to redeem the f
4457.n. Not so; no riches with curses Shortly before our story opens his persuasions
4458. appearance of sta e was to be carefully avoided, building gradually assumed the carefully avoided, building gradually assumed the appearance of 8;ill as the
4460.h:id rc'nil. -! and faithful, the family had enjoyed religions freedom compared
4461.tle, walked two maidens, both apparently about the age of seventeen. One was tal
4462.he other, who was shorter, had evidently more Saxon blood. Her tresses were of c
4463.ould be r.o rustle, and n Ivauood softly towards the inner room. SI:looked ivi.
4464.f eaith shed there its gleams. Presently, gently a light not sighing, . The two
4465.shed there its gleams. Presently, gently a light not sighing, . The two maidens
4466.d to pace together he Mary, occasionally stooping to pick some grew along the si
4467.grew along the side of the wall, quickly wove them into a bouquet, aud then, pas not talk in this way. If I could only be iome comfort to you." " How do you t
4469.y ill, Isabel," answered Mary, earnestly; " she is so thin and worn but there is
4470.m Isabel. Its contents were brief merely that Lord Beauville, anxious to confer
4471. the knowledge that it is not God's holy will induce me to forbear?" filled her
4472.d, dear mother?" said Isabel inquiringly. had reached the end of the terrace, an
4473.. What can be aone? " whither can he fly ? is so short And her weak frame shook safe " Mother," said Isabel, ; surely the earl is too honorable to betray us.
4475.prepare her for it," said Isabel hastily; father, and beg him to come to me fort
4476. hand a letter, and, bowing respectfully before his young mistress, gave it to h
4477. saith, others will said the man shortly follow, and the earl and his train will
4478.d; the door wiis nhvwn with ; cheerfully. " If any person shall pass or go, or s
4479.riests, or In tiny private popish family; and shall bo there by any Jesuit, semi
4480.perceive, she stopped and knocked gently. A voice the holy anointing may raise h
4481.ped and knocked gently. A voice the holy anointing may raise her up again, as it
4482. and almost bare of not, father ?" fully behind her. 'Indeed I do," answered the
4483.bring the Blessed Sacrament and the holy oils." directions. Isabel silently obey
4484. holy oils." directions. Isabel silently obeyed. an open and benign countenance.
4485. a low reverence, pre- to say Mass daily for weeks ,'past, for all the hou-ehold
4486.iving all the strength given by our holy faith." ; ; ; ; ; must " fly." Father G our holy faith." ; ; ; ; ; must " fly." Father Gerard smiled as he Well, my I
4488. thought of Master Ford's for you to fly to any distance. the tenants on our lan
4489.uville, and none of his train are likely to wander into such a ret red spot and
4490.return to us, will you not?" " Willingly, my child," said the priest, "you have
4491.rranged Master Ford will, I know, gladly all well and kindly for me. ; ; laid hi
4492.will, I know, gladly all well and kindly for me. ; ; laid his hand on Isabel's h
4493.en His graces had come showed how dearly each prized the opportunity of miuister
4494. cham- they knelt and prayed on, as only the agonizing, and th perber and how so
4495.earnest look: "Do not forget so speedily from " " True, Eose, said Isabel, "you
4496.eaving the room, Father Gerard carefully locked the Mary and Isabel resumed thei
4497. lumber, abode the Lord of Glory, fectly still upon her couch. to have passed aw
4498. whisper to her young mistress, " Surely it will raise her up again. We shall se
4499.e, where they found Mary Thoresby busily engaged in aiding and directing the ser
4500.her head Isabel and Eose gave mournfully, still her heart echoed the same langua
4501.hel, Lady de have her well again, surely then, I could bear all," said Isabel Li
4502.w and ha give . you passed along. "Truly," he answered, "and in these evil days
4503.uired M.iry? you " That she is fearfully weak, aud most unequal to the agitatati a few flowers, which Maiy had h stily plucked, white roses and sweet jasmine,
4505.knelt the watchers round, while the holy rite went on upou the wasted hands and
4506.e Earl entered the hall. He was a finely-formed st rn-lookand handsome man, gene
4507.ed st rn-lookand handsome man, generally considered ho this but as at smiled, mo
4508. " > ; one could but feature so entirely relaxed thut suppose the former express
4509.of his young kinsman, who was apparently about twenty years of age he wore, as d denoted this, and she was a.i quic ly offended at the slight, but Lord Beauvi Lord Beauville. Isabel bent haughtily the young man lifted his hat from his b woul.l they release me, and then only after I hfid piven my parole not to att
4513.en to Lord Beauville's house; he frankly acknowledged tun plot was his, ut forme
4514.ut has laid on the students, nd bitterly to regret the consequences of my conduc
4515. a face of which any mother might justly have been proud. She brushed back the c
4516.h fire and vigor ; she marked the finely-formed features, the radiant smile that them?" Oh no, mother we are strictly to was not going ; : i ; . ; ; ; ; ; CH
4518. morn came chill and sad, dim with early showers, at tlie college ?" said he bar
4519.ea\. " My Walter, my own boy do I really hold you once more in my arms ? It is e
4520. longed to see your face again and truly, though I chafed at the manner ; ; ! !
4521.n all sides, our spirits rise wondrously. It is because the-e sorrows make us de
4522. and renown, that can change so speedily with Are there ai.y of the Travers' fam Are there ai.y of the Travers' family at a monarch's bre th. Rheims, Walter?
4524.reHe is preparing turned home, ar;d only Basil remains now. for the priesthood."
4525.ould not William was grave and scholarly, Basil " was ever a roysterer, and the and open fight, tiud even if unjustly cond nmed, as too many have been, I cou
4527.nor who died re called to it: for siuely to murmured " Rather would I sop him ki
4528. is useless to argue," said she, faintly; "I know you "Aunt, he is just like a h
4529. soft, pays such gentle ory of our early years, of my husband, your true and fai
4530. "Well, well," said the Earl, soothingly, we will talk more cairn y anon. I was
4531.ifferent blame for speaking thus roughly but this religion of yours, being a few
4532.lice, does send you distraught, I verily think. I will leave grievous has been t
4533. raised her hand to his lips; me harshly." to see him." judge Alice raised herse
4534.alarmed " Philip, Life for me has nearly run out tone; "when I was about to call
4535. hope for mercy on that day, deal fairly with my chil"But has he not asked to se true to you lay snares for Yes, truly, mother, he did " them, and that hour s
4537.e to consci 'iisness. Alice looked sadly at Isabel. When she recovered, she expr
4538.seemed much relieved, and sank instantly to sleep. This comthin hand and gazed o
4539.n. " Go "Yes, Philip," said she, sweetly; "it is an illness that has no you to b
4540. a look from her young mistress speedily reminded her that there was no gainsayi delight, and yet to chide you sorely for giving it to me." " I have been mor
4542.passed against The castle grew gradually quiet steps and voices died your house;
4543.sabel was used to watching she regularly shared with son as light in the balance
4544.ears that you have illness was unusually severe. As the night wore on, fhe felt
4545.ess starts and sudden wakings. Generally " still and endure the pain. she requir
4546.he birds were heard; and soon gloriously let him win his way and, with his grace
4547.ed, lands, please her fancy marvellously well." while." my boy. Methinks I hear but as Beauville perceived the deadly it overspread the face of the baroness,
4549.comfort you !" wakening life, of earthly toil, and struggle and pleasure, were t is no comfort, Mary," said he wearily, "no com- fort left on earth. " " If we
4551.fort left on earth. " " If we could only have Father Gerard here !" sighed Mary.
4552.CHAPTER " Mourn, therefore, no Life only IV. ; the day told him, and proceeded t
4553.d few have there been who were so deeply mourned as the gentle baroness. Many of
4554.ild, the sun of her life had " an surely in such evil days "Yes, indeed," answer
4555.e we may rejoice taken from them. Surely her bitter trials purified her even on
4556. a choking voice, "I know it is suddenly gone down, and left her alone and widow
4557.embered how sorrows had followed quickly on that greatest but, oh you can never
4558.onged for her. these as if, could I only have one, and how meekly all had been b
4559.f, could I only have one, and how meekly all had been borne, how she had lived a
4560.know that I have had a hand i of worldly success, that would have drawn her from and the harassing in its last earthly clothing, crossed the thin hands upon t
4562.pse, and know the truth. Oh how bitterly do I now repent my rash light to her. "
4563.. " gazing on the marble face, so lovely in its repose. She did not disobedience
4564.ature not to require sympathy and surely we are alThe Earl was deeply moved by t
4565. and surely we are alThe Earl was deeply moved by the death of Alice de which we
4566.e of horror at the part himself wilfully caused, but to submit to God's holy wil
4567.ully caused, but to submit to God's holy will, even whenLisle. had had in the su
4568.ords ever on your sweet baroness thickly with worldliness for such emotions to d
4569.his face in his hands, and made no reply. " if the in Essex He began to look nar
4570.f the in Essex He began to look narrowly into the state of the De Lisle tion. Wa
4571.nder charge of a trusty erxrl would only let you have your home with us for a wh
4572.Oh, you would like Thoresby taining only a few servants to keep it in safety, an
4573.s it as old as Castle de It will readily be supposed that the shock to Walter ha
4574.f with our sorrow wo but ador.s His holy will and Ho whose submission never innu
4575. you would find my father and cheerfully. mother, niy brother Henry, and Blanche
4576. niy brother Henry, and Blanche, my only sister and ; she," said Mary, lowering
4577.ela called to this institute, for surely for an Englishwoman there can be no mor
4578.ults our ville, unhappy country is daily offering." "Yes, indeed, "said Walter;
4579.e queen's prayerbook instead of the holy sacrifice, and hunting the faithful " p
4580.aid "there is some one comMary, suddenly ; I would fa n strong crying'iir
4581.e baroness, of her patient life and holy death, of the perfect submission of her
4582.of the perfect submission of her saintly soul to the "I loving and eternal will
4583.I loving and eternal will of God. firmly believe," said he, "she is with the sai
4584.l. "Isabel," said he, almost immediately, "we must part; and it is unlikely we s
4585.ately, "we must part; and it is unlikely we shall ever meet again on earth. I am
4586.arned you before, Isabel, of that deadly enemy who tracks your path and lays sna
4587. and lays snares for Beside your saintly mother's bed of sickness there was you.
4588.keep you close to the faith of the lowly son of Mary!" answered he. "Oh, never!
4589.r the last time ? I cannot speak falsely even to comfort you, Isabel, though my
4590.essary that he should depart at an early hour in the Lord Beauville began to gro
4591.o him, and she did it almost unwillingly, Castle de Lisle, and neither Walter no intention they should both "dd gla ly have seen it exchanged for passionate g seek consolation wept long and deeply. The sun had now risen, and Father Gera
4594.ll for many long years. Walter's pletely subdued, sought her chamber as soon as
4595.uitted the castle with Rose. strain- dly. Mary, Rose, and Rachel mingled their t
4596.of delight, the form she loved BO fondly. When the rites were concluded, When fi
4597.emed safer that the mourners should only be Rose and Rachel, in addition to the and Rachel, in addition to the family. Slowly they recited the solemn office
4599.achel, in addition to the family. Slowly they recited the solemn office of the d
4600.ingled awe and consolation then the holy sacrifice was offered up and at length
4601.eard to be made. began Walter was really glad, lie was weary of the gloom and pa
4602.f his fai h and with his wife and family, which consisted of two sons besides hi
4603. father's circumstances would be greatly impoverished by the change, and she bet
4604.und Mistress de Lisle sitting listlessly, as was her wont, over her embroidery,
4605.w Preparations for departure ; to supply whr.t y u have lost will be offered you
4606.e offered you." bent lu r head, her only acknowledgement of a. speech she deemed
4607.eive her Lady Anne Beauville, an elderly and formal-looking dame, i.dvn cod slow
4608.nd formal-looking dame, i.dvn cod slowly towar B her, and ere she had reached he
4609.he path and embraced and her face warmly kissed by two ro.-y lip then releasiug
4610.ady Constance," said Lady Anne, severely, "you strange- ly forget; yourself iu y Lady Anne, severely, "you strange- ly forget; yourself iu your father's hall.
4612.s not pleasing to her guest; she quickly disengaged herself, and stood by in sil to their apartments ; this was gladly acceded to, and Lady Anne, with Isabel,
4614.. Walter watched the whole, and inwardly thanked his cous-n for endeavoring to r
4615.rnished luxuThe windows lked riously, as was deemed in those days. out into
4616.queen, who hears things wondrous quickly, would mislike it." " It is not for Isa
4617.y she should seek service, and for early friendship's sake (she was my playmate)
4618. Ludy Anne, will, I warrant me, speedily find her a service with some lady of he
4619.d valleys among which the former proudly stood, but the flat pasture-laud bore s
4620., in a quiet tone. " Now, Isabel, surely that is impossible, for I do believe he
4621.ace sometimes, and that she is certainly like deer gambolled in the park, an arr
4622.ty of riders have arrived at the stately portico, mid nt the foot of the long fl
4623.emed her, then," said Isabel, scornfully. Mary raised herself from the couch. sa me to speak to niful tone. "Willingly," answered Isabel, in the What have the
4625. turns " preacher : 1 you know how truly I love you franklv and seriously." ; TY
4626.w truly I love you franklv and seriously." ; TYBORXE. " since I urn "Well, said
4627.y will? Nothing. To dwell here patiently is all you can ask of me, deof my relig
4628.itical affection of the Beau ille family, nor will I stoop to dissemble with the
4629. it." "I suppose you can " place. hardly me ; yet how you Lke thin "Yes, I can,
4630.Mary, at college, among learned and holy men, it revolts me to hear the coarse a much you have to endure ; but surely it is not right, nor wise, to reject th
4632. burst forth th, it. Isabel, indignantly, it " ; may own p and I pray he u ay no
4633.t and good Christian, and fight manfully. You want not me to preach to you, afte
4634.n the dangerous parts. " " You say truly, Mary," exclaimed Walter, with brighten
4635. stay that you might grumble to you only " and both the cousins laughed merrily.
4636.y " and both the cousins laughed merrily. me, most noble baron In the very midst
4637.w, Lady Constance," said she, pleasantly, "and I shall feel as if I knew nothing
4638.t her said Walter to 1 is cousin, really going, Mary? in the early morning of th
4639.cousin, really going, Mary? in the early morning of the following day in Constan
4640.tinued their walk together, and blithely ran their tongues, as they discussed th
4641.amusements of the day, keeping carefully away from the dangerous to r ics of rel home." "Viscount Eegnier is your only brother, I think," said ; change the su d be "I shall miss you so, dear tiuly glad if you would have th's one, then,"
4644. Rose did not cousin," he said, tenderly. " I travelled without an attendant," h
4645.," he s id, "Well," said Mary,cheerfully, "I cannot wish that you should belong
4646.for a while at least but I trust shortly matters "to De Lisle Castle; and as for
4647.ce i >r htr, since " Rachel, the elderly one, is to attend upon my cousin." "Why wit for that, ; Mary. " mothers' only children. My half-brother," replied Con
4649." And " We are both our if then, quickly, as anxious to ; ' ' will you send her
4650. ; ' ' will you send her to me presently, 31 guest and besides, he s able just a
4651.ettled at once," said Coust.mce, eagerly. "I ; "Yes," said Walter, "I will come,
4652.JS. departed. Lady Constance very lovely she is!" She turned to her cousin again
4653.a nt, uud exclaimed, "How Mary. " Lovely !" he said ; " methinks I never saw aug
4654.but that witching face." and she proudly felt that she was to her mother solace
4655.her astonishment her cousin was mightily though it bore the aspect of the most u
4656.tunity to do more than warn her solemnly, and the When Rose heard what her futur
4657.l," said she, "andio wait on that lovely Lady left no trace behind rather Isabel
4658.t no trace behind rather Isabel secretly consoled herself Constance, who looks t for others, and misjudged her harshly. Isabel's face clouded over, and she ex
4660.arrier that had arisen bepatience sorely, I know. Mary kissed her lojidly, as sh
4661. sorely, I know. Mary kissed her lojidly, as she assured her of her love and twe relaxed; and the love that was really in her heart for her ere long, they par
4663.eaven bless you for the Beauville family " all your goodness and comfort. impuls
4664.rom her window, followed her her stately distance, and treated him at once as jo
4665.ue against her. The time passed he,ivily at Apswell Court after the departure Po
4666.ture Poor Walter wandered disconsolately about, and heartily of tlin cheerful an
4667.dered disconsolately about, and heartily of tlin cheerful and peace-making Mary.
4668.rk resolution, confined herself entirely to her own apartments, before him he ha
4669.erformed, rather than have to dra^j only a ppeariug at dinner andsupper, and the dinner andsupper, and then studiously avoided through these tedious hours at
4671. joining in the merriment that generally went on. Very ofteushe took her meals i
4672.o him, and evening, which was as stiffly responded to on Isabel's part. Before a
4673.der the teaching of the meek and saintly Alice de Lisle but Isabel s strongest e
4674.respectful distance by Isabel, naturally grew cold in her manner, though her kin
4675. would met \vi nfc, ;nnl would willingly have w,th that of her guardian. She fen
4676.ver approach to entertain her with godly discourse on th of v.ill ; M t broach t
4677. word of his gallant defence of his holy faith. It was no task learnt by heart,
4678.n hr r ment the carl had given to likely to spring up, his it com and lovers loo
4679. day, and her awe of Isabel was sensibly increased by finding she and It both La Latin Greek. understood may naturally be supposed that thesj conversations ge
4681.posed that thesj conversations generally wand red from theology to lighter subje
4682. spent ; dream of Constance. At an early hour the following day, while Wai er wa
4683.Court. But the time did not hang heavily on Walter's hands all day long he was o
4684.y own tit'e, my lord ?" " Most certainly you can you have now only to come forwa
4685.Most certainly you can you have now only to come forward, and by swearing fealty
4686.ther courts'. She had learnt how cheaply love, and for some time and truth, and that was cast at her feet grew daily upon her, and Constance loved, not with the idolatry she received, but warmly, deeply, and sincerely Constance loved.
4689.dolatry she received, but warmly, deeply, and sincerely Constance loved. Lord Be
4690.eived, but warmly, deeply, and sincerely Constance loved. Lord Beauville had gon
4691. knowledge. Isabel now withdrew entirely from the society of the Lady Beauvilles
4692.uld not endure to see her brother tamely and blindly yielding himself a dupe to to see her brother tamely and blindly yielding himself a dupe to Lord Beauvil
4694.o encouragement to her brother only to let him have the mortiflo-ition of b
4695.of being refused ; for to allow his only and beautiful daughter, who might ally
4696.y and beautiful daughter, who might ally herself to the highest houses in the ki
4697.yes upon him. " I had deemed differently, Walter de Lisle observing, as I have d
4698.ille ?" " Walter raised his head proudly. My lord, a De Lisle wed with the noble
4699.eers c.i came home somewhat unexpectedly and as land an alliance with this house
4700.le Walter spent day wandering restlessly anout anil counting the hours he could
4701.t is not so let me go,; o quickly between my Jove and happi ess, and the
4702.ry the man t!io type of !'S. all womanly pe-feotion, incapable of trilling; Wait
4703.Court. at What needs it to lin- blithely by that cool bright evening the round o
4704.] meeting? Then was whispered the > enly intelligences, and keenly they listened the > enly intelligences, and keenly they listened to ev ry tigh and groan t
4706.a hing heart in Walter de Lis.e's lonely chamber. Differe tly in truth, was that
4707.r de Lis.e's lonely chamber. Differe tly in truth, was that night spent by the b
4708.firm ; I fear me, if you will not comply with his conditions "she hesitated. "li
4709., " proud court f E izabeth, how rapidly Wa ter wou M advance in favor and tru t
4710.tlw i i examp'e. Constance slept soundly, smiling in her sleep. On the ground, f de " " Has answered he ; "then surely there is no Lisle close beside was the
4712. live forever. Can you not even secretly serve sadly, w 11 not be broken. And co
4713.r. Can you not even secretly serve sadly, w 11 not be broken. And consider, Walt
4714. that has sat on the throne ; it is only a s -luple of yours thus to relinquish
4715.r?" "Dearest, it is not dishonor. Surely tie prisoner who And then, in glowing c
4716.ter half yielded; he began to form fully jus i nl; and E.iglaiul now is one grea
4717.argu It was a fearful at him, " fit only for the times of the crusades ; show Co
4718. show Constance h s meaning more clearly. up this is what half the world does no
4719.prayer for with all this nu not f.-h.dly to ( scape fi4720.had loved so much, he prayi d especially for Wal'd. embrace in which * Walter at
4721.u the ground, and raid she, ns haughtily as she ter. "It is tune we pi!, he dn a
4722.. "It is tune we pi!, he dn am strangely and confusedly. He was back at Ilheimj
4723.e pi!, he dn am strangely and confusedly. He was back at Ilheimj " tln-i e was a
4724. yes, it showi d his inothi ishod slowly aw..y then, ag^iii, he too was cloLhud
4725.Walter, listen," said Constance, sweetly. "Iknowthe there are hundreds there Cat
4726. Protestants i.i outward seeming. nearly that myself, for your eloquence has wel
4727.orse and rode out, for he waH frequently accustomed io do so at that hour. Walte
4728. on his aching There w sno trac of early I.eauty lefto,' thepale, worn face a ve
4729. Every sudden passion contended fiercely within, and the long warfare of the nig
4730.he long warfare of the night seemed only to rage more of Lady Travers, only the
4731. only to rage more of Lady Travers, only the sweetness or placid calm of a i-pii
4732.reached the high-road. The sun i liardly risen, and the air was keen, and refres keen, and refreshed him as Very early the He the name of Arny Travel mentione
4734.prospect of his visit ; i ; ) :(. wildly. Spirits, good and evil, still battled
4735. we," sa d Lady Travers, "are frequently obliged to change our residence to esca
4736.g which Court ?" is carried on. We Truly, our homes are no longer our own. " but
4737.r own. " but " It is hard you keep early hours, are impoverished,, with the
4738.ou speak with him," said Walter, hastily, forgetting in marks each persou then, Xay, you The handwriting, he eagerly opened it and turned to would hardly cr
4740.rly opened it and turned to would hardly credit it, Waller, but tome months sine
4741.rom Amy Travers his mother's grievo. sly sick, and vas likely to die my husband
4742.other's grievo. sly sick, and vas likely to die my husband as snmthe signature d
4743.sband as snmthe signature dear and early friend. "I cannot bring myself to belie
4744. forb ar smiling, a.thongh there greatly do I desire lo see you, for the child o
4745.d t::at she was gone, the meek aud h' ly Alee but were, was au msuit lie could n
4746.hought that I should follow her speedily, but so God willed ing an answer. "Did
4747. the futu e .-" " Dissimulation was v ly foreign 'o his n; Poor Walter Yes, my l
4748.vers lavished on him, the Travers family, and well knew I the late Baron and tou
4749. fiery struggle, the hal formed in early in my way, for it would have been a har
4750.rifices with smiles, who e reeve quickly, for, counted losses b t gains. Sue saw
4751.anged the sn 1 can few utte pts to grily, to himself " and of Father Mordaunt. '
4752.No, this did ot suc-eed. Waiter inwardly writhed under it, took no heed of surro
4753.m wu at the usual esidence of the family. "God save y9ur honor; may ; this be th
4754.; < . , . 14 TYKORXK. and oonld searerly retain his composure. Lady Trovers felt
4755.ure. Lady Trovers felt heresies. Thirdly, the recovery of one soul from heresy i
4756.ipe with us than in those parts. Finally, the reward may be greater for you may
4757. for it at home, which you cannot easily obtain * At these last words, Walter al
4758.face and now that he smiled as he warmly greeted Lady "I am truly glad," said Ca
4759.ed as he warmly greeted Lady "I am truly glad," said Campian, "this chance, hath
4760.avers, there was something inexpressibly winning in the if chance we may call it
4761. which the smile lighted up so radiantly. At the er, my son. I have heard of you
4762.pon by the silence. Campiau looke keenly at im. " These are no times for " our s
4763.ents o Bheiins as a hero. Yes, he really saw before him trifling," said he, at l
4764.t to " Church, Lad cast away all worluly advantages, crowds of you through His u
4765.onquered. friend and foe, was not likely long to escape the vengeance of A groan
4766. ; ; ; ; ; passed his arm affectionately within that of Walter. " I am so " On t
4767.hin that of Walter. " I am so " On truly glad to see you," he said. my way back
4768. utmost. for you, whom He has thus early called to a mental martyrdom. There is, one or more, of your order. Secondly, you owe aity to England than to Bohemi
4770.erness und drew forth a small and finely-carved ivory enlisted, in 200 at least,
4771. be of good courage nail thyself bravely to thy Crucified is the King of Glory c
4772. 1 shall bo intended that he obstinately forbore daring that time." Surn't Eccle
4773.ferings. "Father," said Walter, suddenly, "I, too, will love Him I will best I, of Christ which Campian hed. Silently the priest blessed him, and received th
4775. is in honor of the marriage of the only daughter of the house of Beauville with
4776.He is a man of middle age, and of goodly bearing and guests. Kindliness is writt
4777. congratulated, for fortune has suddenly showered down on him all her gifts. As
4778.and many a noble house would have gladly sought his alliance but the duke wished choice, and that to'be made instantly it or death." " I have chosen " God hel
4780. " God hel now," said Walter, resolutely; ing me, I will not falter. I will go a with her beams the ocean that calmly rippled by, as Walter de Lisle stood on
4782.o passed away, that we find her in early spring Let us look in upon her in her r
4783. a ready smile is on her lips and, truly, Constance was not an unwilling bride.
4784.'s heart. Walter had sacrificed her only to his God even in her anguish she coul to her asThe sistance, and resolutely sue struggled with her grief. world sho
4786.liet Dacre answered Begnier, scorn 'ully; none of your lapdogs for me. No, it is
4787.n of the Lady Constance wept so bitterly. Was sho, then, to lose her servi 'e by
4788. train to the bridal. beauty and stately bearing now I will do it for revenge. T
4789.nes on us this I," said the earl, ca'mly, "entertain the slightest idea day, my
4790.idea day, my Constance," said he, gladly; " of your success with Isabel, I would the chapel. Viscount Begnier, the nly son of the earl, was some eight with Wa
4792.king damsel, to whom his father scarcely names him, and " One who returns his co
4793.who returns his courtesy with so stately a gesture. Her r be single flash of gla
4794.eep the Apswell Court grew comparatively quiet, comparatively i nly, oldest and
4795. grew comparatively quiet, comparatively i nly, oldest and most privileged of th
4796.comparatively quiet, comparatively i nly, oldest and most privileged of the visi
4797.d have vanished. The earl was frequently absent, but Viscount the queenly Isabel
4798.quently absent, but Viscount the queenly Isabel, and the haughtiness with which
4799.were me to marry, and I would not comply. I few ladies to witness the sports, fo
4800.t." Lady Anne, who for her part was only too well pleased to be " Who is she? "
4801.o is she? " exclaimed his father eagerly. "Ys, Ealph, left in peacs with her tap
4802.her retirement, she herself could hardly have told. She was thit there should be
4803. her was so different to any should only take place amongst the household. Thoug
4804.ermined on having her marriage privately pe formed by a distinguishing her from delicate way of implying how strongly he shore, alone to death, lor he should
4806.ed granted, and the employment naturally thr.^w her almost daily window and fell
4807.oyment naturally thr.^w her almost daily window and fell on the p ivement of the
4808.white almost as her dress; still, c.lmly s'le plights not see him, soon became h
4809.f embracing her, Lord Beauville suddenly stumbled the task. When Lord Kegnier we
4810.Apswell Court seemed to grow intolerably dull, and Isabel's when she heard the c
4811.might admire them. palfrey was carefully trained for her use, and Isabel could n
4812.f Lord Kegnier's mo nings were regularly spent in riding the animal, thai he mig
4813.en the choicest falcon was taught to fly from her wrist Lord Keg ier saying, as
4814.cceptance of all these gifts, how humbly and mournfully the viscount would say,
4815.l these gifts, how humbly and mournfully the viscount would say, he deservtd he
4816.ect, as the rightful due it, of a deeply injured lady b,ut if she disdained them
4817.the incense to her pride which she daily accepted, what wonder that her head gre
4818. Isabel heard she looked down, and truly the spotless robe she had chosen for he
4819.ood unshriveu, she had approached a holy sacrami nt approached, I ; ; ! ; percha
4820.l's chamber, and the physician is vainly endeavoring to stanch the blood, that,
4821. Dost hear, Alice ?" They were free only one day one hour They were his last wor summer c :me. Last summer, and coldly standing aloof to chide, Isabel had She
4823.d not wondered to and clasped her fondly in his arms. " What has happened, my lo
4824.ned, my lord ?" exclaimel she, hurriedly. see him so composed and resolute throu
4825.ther who had never crossed come speedily, him, but entertained for him the stron
4826. was kneeling by her. forth, spoke gaily. "No foreign banishment for us now you
4827.; PART THE SECOND. CHAPTEK I. ; Not only was Mary compelled to witness the sever
4828.ry compelled to witness the severe daily sufferiug of her sister, but a deeper s
4829.s Blanche's general health had decidedly improved, and Lord Clinton had been ear
4830.ved, and Lord Clinton had been earnestly pressing that their marriage should tak
4831.s morning, -'Mary," said Blanche, softly, ; " Alive a queen, now dead I am a fai
4832.led, my name now Martyr is; From earthly reign debarred by restraint, In lien -w
4833.nt, In lien -whereof I reign in heavenly blisg. Kuo not my death, rejoice at my
4834.row lane turned off, and passed directly into the avenue of Thoresby Hall. The h
4835. that of a cripthin fingers, unnaturally long, hung down by her eide^ ple. The a
4836.ld of long and constant She spoke gently in answer to the anxious looks of Buffe Mary has changed considerably she has passed into a calm, thoughtful
4838.s in store for her. Some ti r e the holy Father, seeing t:ie malice of her enemi
4839. was enclosed in n gold c;borium; richly jewelled, and with it he sent his permi by him. Blanche was more than usually anxious to assist, it being her last op
4841.the house. the other gentlemen instantly sought the roof, and Blanche felt that
4842.of, and Blanche felt that could she only remove the vessels and vestments which
4843.ooked the world to her then, how proudly waved the banners of two broad kingdoms
4844. broad kingdoms at her side, how lightly sat the crown on that suers would be of
4845. all up, brow of angel beauty, how gaily beat the heart in those days and as the
4846.the reason why Blanche had been the only loyalty of false Scotland." woman prese
4847.or ever, then it rose again triumphantly upon the white cr st of a billow." well
4848. admitted tier father/ Mary After gently kissing his suffering child, Sir Robert
4849.est is to laud on this coast imme lately, and we have been iu fjreat tribulation
4850.e other. forgettest He was .too intently watching the scene to answer; but sudin the scene to answer; but sudinstantly to try nd borrow a horse of Artaur Lesl
4852.ered one of them; "for " she is actually putting off a boat. "And you think it w
4853. fait.)." said Sir Robert is ; his denly rousing " By my halidome, but they are
4854.nd again, till at length one more kindly threw them, pauting and exhausted, on t
4855.his arms was that of a priest. Presently the man renow, farewell, for here comes
4856.ere "Thanks be to God !" Then, su idenly of early manhood. Both one and the othe
4857.ks be to God !" Then, su idenly of early manhood. Both one and the other maintai
4858.n, the reputation of the Thoresby family, as producing the finest I trust me he, sir," answered Arthur; "he is nearly well, and less injured than you. He is,
4860.ed to such character of that same family generous and noble-hearted, and brave a
4861.ftentimes their lives, in fear. suddenly the friendly waves dashed me on the bea lives, in fear. suddenly the friendly waves dashed me on the beach. Thanks, g any such he shall be com; ; : "Simply because," said Sir Rpbert, "he cannoc r
4864.uggle for their lives !" and accordingly, getting free from the fr igments of th
4865. been in her, breasted the waves bravely. No human help could avail! the horse,
4866.m to be watching that ship very narrowly," said a young and fine-looking gentlem
4867.n worthy t f such a dc ath, and I humbly receive i t as an c-aruost "f my accept the reward I promised him for happily my purse has come safe t hind also then
4869. Hi". .uenched within him, and he v only to let time drift by him, and never to
4870.ung about it of which nothing could holy man that first aroused Walter from his
4871.t in the full was rewarded even speedily. To him was given that call which even
4872.rk oj-es, that it drew one instinctively owards him. " " Welcome, Arthur," said gazed in mute wonder. " and strangely enough he was directed that YV.B, Mary,
4874. They were soon joined by Henry and Holy Sacrifice was offered, once more the fa
4875.ers as a norn de guerre, and less likely to draw suspi- and thanksgivings many a," said he, "have fulfilled your early Blanche !" said Mary, after Walter had
4877.;" and day and night they watch in lowly adoration before the Blessed Sacrament,
4878. Blessed Sacrament, and pray continually for sinners, an i I could have Mary bur
4879.ered up crown, "said Blanche, soothingly. "Surely we may say, he all I did for h
4880.rown, "said Blanche, soothingly. "Surely we may say, he all I did for her. What
4881.hrist." Mary. "Was he not fitted rightly to be thfi head of his noble house ?" "
4882.rted at Apswell, have you, Mary?" " Only in fragments. I heard he and Lord Beauv him return a mission priest. Truly, God's ways are wonderAll, indeed," sai
4884.ce lit up with a radiance which scarcely seemed of earth, "to l.e s'.ill in His
4885.'s life pince we left him may be briefly traced, for t^/m. It I believe me, my d
4886.e Blanche. "Mary," said Walter, suddenly raising his head, "do you reviewed the
4887.-with tho keen self-reproach of the holy, acever hear from Isabel ?" The word wa you know we seldom write let- lutely broken down the icy barrier that she ra
4889.est, " how much more the one of his only sister the only tie he yet choice. Ther
4890.more the one of his only sister the only tie he yet choice. There was a long sil
4891.pice, Walter humbled himself exceedingly, and offered up have heard tlie ! own ; gift, and at this moment in some holy cloister " Her letters," answered Mary,
4893.d up in court sn<3 endured the contumely of upstart fanatics, could have bent Is
4894. tho ruin of tho prospects of his family, the filthy dungeon, " in the one lette
4895.?" "Y FOB ome wee^is all went peacefully at Thoresby Hall, and two years since I
4896.and often in the highness hath a stately presence." " Did Isabel midst of great
4897. r ?" inquired Walter, one night. " Only Father Gerard, that I "if, indeed, ! he
4898.ome to She told me Isabel sorrows deeply she has no children, me. The for it is
4899. line is unknown in the Beauville family, and the estates must now pass to a dis
4900.d, while she loves him still more wildly." know of," answered Sir Robert, he sti
4901.uch as I feared," answered Walter, sadly," for I have heard much of Lord Beauvil
4902.nstant upon him. ! ; ; his feet. quickly, Mary," said he, his voice trembling wi ; long not to believe Walter silently it, but I fear mo left the room. it is
4904., young fellow ?" sai 1 the lady sternly, as she perceived a man, dressed not on she perceived a man, dressed not only in the peasant's fustian, but vith erar
4906.o ence, have, friend," lady y:;u greatly p'eased at the respect with which she w
4907.e," answered the peasant, making a lowly rever" " I am a stran :er in these port
4908. did he ever murmur at the food scarcely fit for a dog that was often cast to hi
4909.rfulness seemed always ready. So rapidly did Joseph rise in his mistress's estee
4910. to a close. If I am not called speedily to the gallows, I feel a ; which he app," continued he, looking up earnestly to the roof of his swe iring, according
4912.ool of a priest, an old The old man only smiled. " Not when idiot, who might do
4913.ho might do as he lists if he would only go to church you are here she only come
4914. only go to church you are here she only comes when I am doth direct, and, becau
4915. before night it will suffice?" heavenly light, and she bids me be of good cheer
4916.d pattern servant dungeon, and carefully locked himself in. He then gaz d had, w
4917.thout staying to ask for wages, actually departed. around. The cell was about tw
4918.ns and the vision of our Ldy jfote. only bed, and a few stones put together, his
4919.the old man was and accustomed generally to receive a few oaths from " Yet gladn
4920.ove the burden bears Jack with his daily provision, he did not move, but quietly
4921. provision, he did not move, but quietly an office to ; ; ; ; m ; prayed on. "Fa
4922.NE. same beams n-ilh H 23 fell strnngoly among the loaves of the lime-grovo, and
4923.tate of Blanche's health I have scarcely looked for her to live from month to mo
4924. Mary, why a sort of shade of melancholy which hangs over you when the subject i
4925.." " It seems " Blanche's room is likely," responded Clinton. the centre of the
4926.he moonbeams shining full upon his manly form, supporting the fair and gentle gi
4927. nversation. ' ing we must not selfishly endanger his safety, nor depiive others
4928. he whose life has been so It strang; ly mixed up with a romance of love and suf
4929.a romance of love and suffering. is only, Edward, that when I think of all these
4930.up as scarceis, indeed ; one of those ly having a place on earth." " poses to go
4931.on her couch, "And, Edward, then "Surely there returned Clinton ' ' ; to think w
4932.e a feeling a. warning, ry sighed deeply. as the peasants call it that there wil
4933.e purbut here," and she looked wistfully suers passed it by towards the hall, as
4934.tle fear for ; ; fixed her gaze lovingly on her sister. Mary wore a dress and ve
4935.face and his glance of priest, unearthly peace. Hushe-i was the silence while th
4936.knowest Blanche's chamber?" " "Certainly 1 do. " There is between the further wa
4937. removed, all tracn was gone of the holy occupation, and Father de Lisle flock t to leave on the morrow, when suddenly a violent 94 TTBORNS. shall be under th
4939.ity, Sir Robert," said the sherpompously, "of leaving three men in your house in
4940. Sheriff," said Sir Robert indifferently; " tis a heavy expense and trouble, but
4941.suers. Then Mary, coming forward quickly, proposed ; "I iff, plan. " It is the o
4942.roposed ; "I iff, plan. " It is the only hope," said Sir Kobert, in despair. The
4943.earance. Mary's bridal dress was hastily dragged off, and she sat down by the si into the living grave that apparently yawned before him. "Are you safe ? " wh
4945.hole day no communication could possibly be held ith Walter, and the keenest anx
4946.n consequenco was too sound to be easily broken. The planks were again removed,
4947.very happy," answered Walter, cheerfully. " There is plenty of air not much ligh
4948.e is plenty of air not much light, truly, but I can say ; my office by heart. "
4949.l, a daughter ill " as mine, it is truly a matter of serious annoyance. Sir Robe
4950.asted for several days, an at night only could o brief communication be held wit
4951.h, finding that the men slept so soundly at night, it was determined to attempt
4952.esented a singular Blanche was extremely ill with fever, Walter would stay to pr
4953.. "I pray you, good sir, to enter gently, if you must enter the sick-chamber of : my Bister." most 'tis the certainly we must," returned the sheriff; The lad
4955.urned the sheriff; The ladies are likely place to find the rebel, we trow. " the
4956.ter. The sight of " Graze not on worldly wither'd wood, Blanche's pale face and
4957.ce and helpless form, and Mary, scarcely less Itfltteth not thy taste; sitting b
4958. voice, stood in one corner, and finally struck their staves against the mother.
4959.alter was sheltered. " but the Willingly, darling one," said Rose, cheerfully, a
4960.gly, darling one," said Rose, cheerfully, as she like a sharp pain through the h echo. lifted from the ground a lovely boy, scarcely two years old, good walls
4962.d from the ground a lovely boy, scarcely two years old, good walls of Thoresby "
4963." said one of the men; "'tis an unlikely and passed with him along the corridor
4964.irs, nearer the roof, is the more likely place for that kind of animals to burro
4965.xamining the workmanship of it curi msly-oarved ivory comb. While Rose, with the
4966. see what ten years 25 but a vision only, to such as me. Well, 'tis something to
4967. but little trace. She is more perfectly beautiful than before, though, perhaps,
4968. taste, time has robbed her of her early freshness. wistfulness in the depth of of time has grown stout and portly, more hospitable, more hearty, and more
4970.turns. huve done for her. ( ! Yes, truly, and it is my fault," said Rose, rising
4971. is my fault," said Rose, rising quickly ; "now I will do my best with all possi of Constance, and it may easily be conceived how the tie had ripened in
4973.tfulness for others which made BO lovely a part c,f her character, she strove in," said Constance, after having fondly caressed her child, were you successful
4975. a priest could be found, Rose generally was It was from one of present, by her
4976.t surprised. A priest's life, especially from her, and went on winning love from of gratitude- went Xo I wondered only, in these days, when every Catholic up
4978.ft moment, I in these days, ; ' ; family is of importance, that the last of the
4979.ance a shield of angel's wings. In early youth, and of rare beauty, the wife of
4980. a woman's weakness, without, apparently one instinct of her nature a woman who
4981.nderness or the refinement so constantly found iu the sternest characters. In th
4982.s betrayed, I suppose," said Rose, sadly. through it unscathed, at least in repu
4983.eep on her shoulder, The heart is sorely charged. Doctor. What a sigh is there s
4984.the earl nnd - \M ro wout We need hardly have said the to sail. late years she h
4985.e, earls, but not the countesses. Surely I mistake not now, in thinking I addres'; and wraith. ut of hnv ng no family preyed upon the countess's I mained fai
4987.d herself She rose from her seat quickly. " You are a which I consider unwarrant
4988.will, however, me ; but depart instantly, I entreat you, be safe with and leave
4989.earer to her; in it, I would go joyfully." you Isabel started she looked up into which she was sitting, showed plainly a taste Him who will never fail you It to the Good Shepherd, " self entirely to study, and endeavored in such a purs head; "it is Ten years have strangely altered this beautiful creature; for im
4993.y husband's though her beauty has tr. ly ripened since the has passed from auger and my hopes of heaven for earthly love let us abide by our choice verily
4995.y love let us abide by our choice verily we shall both have our reward. table, a in her hands a manuscript, evidently of age " And our and value. She was giv
4997.ot if to relieve her eyes, sighed deeply merely the sigh words, and her burial-d
4998.o relieve her eyes, sighed deeply merely the sigh words, and her burial-day, and
4999.aithful Bachel, days of your happy, holy youth " " who looked more than ten year
5000.s, and who is he ?" said Isabel, sharply. truly it is not safe for you to tarry
5001.who is he ?" said Isabel, sharply. truly it is not safe for you to tarry long. '
5002.together with a tender smiled scornfully, mville fui t'd in many centuries had t
5003. young ladies of rank, who geneThe rally were companions of a noble lady's solit
5004.ed him of gentle blood. Isabel s 'arcely glanced at him she had risen and bowed
5005.ent. Oh, think you well, have you really chosen ? When we sin are lost, 'tis a c
5006.e can hide from God. Nosu h ina wilfully, we say we ; and then said me, sir?" Th
5007.l, they endure for the sak.: of our holy : " What would you of you know what we
5008.ay to keep me at your side, as you grily you often beseech me ? Let me have no m
5009.t find peace when I do come home. Verily I do not trouble " yo too much with my
5010. after him. The parley lasted scornfully "does every girl who falls in love lose
5011. \V:IH that of on< flu- narrow generally have sent others to do his bi.lil: and
5012., and each face displayed a variety only in vice and brutali y. But on the outsi
5013.d at once detect to bo a He was slightly made, dressed better deeper sr-rt of vi
5014.I understand your wishes, for, generally such of these fools that hav;: relative
5015.ted." " See thou dost thy errand quickly, good master,'' returned the other, "an
5016. harm him ?" The earl grew cool directly. of f.ce told him. it "Then," responded
5017.nswered Eliot, Tush, tush ! I am briefly, and with a hasty not going to hurt the
5018.l. I will No, no !" said Isabel, eagerly and he is not coming again I bade be st
5019. thing too," said her husband carelessly. "Now, fair countess, if I were you, I
5020. " Good, my masters; part ye not, surely, without tasting- mv good wine. Thou sh
5021.cold day, and the east wind swept keenly along t-.e streets, driving the clouds
5022.sers-by shiver and hurry on more quickly. The streets were, indeed, almost all s
5023. he cast around, marked him as evidently occupied upon some weighty matter. His
5024.s cloak, of the finest cloth, and richly trimmed with onltlp wnn turnmipfl rnlin
5025. Eliot was seen walking lei" Wild surely along the streets in the neighborhood o
5026.Eliot though not a tall man could hardly stand upright. There was scarcely a hea
5027.hardly stand upright. There was scarcely a heap of straw was in one corner any f
5028. room a large embroidery-Lame, carefully covered over, stood in another, and nea
5029.itu a larga hood, which was drawn partly over her head and l e. She did not rise
5030.I have business with you, Bight manfully hi" cross he bore, And ran his race of day." LfXA CiTHOLIOi. It was scarcely lizht on a day in early summer, and the
5032. It was scarcely lizht on a day in early summer, and the which is peculiar to th
5033.f London the ground was flat and awfully ill thou lookest, Maud thee? BO obstina
5034.nate, and refuse the go'd I would gladly give the trees we e few, so that a lone
5035.ive the trees we e few, so that a lonely farm-house, which in its If t:iko !" an
5036.he does come "Well," said Maud, bitterly, "supposing what harm is that ? Surely
5037.y, "supposing what harm is that ? Surely the tiring- woman of the of hither, Ber
5038. hither Towards this house, at the early hour we have mentioned, Each comer scru
5039. iron; admittance; the door was strongly barred and girded a small grating enabl
5040.ain "Id " priest staying." was the reply; and the bolts were slowly and the part
5041.was the reply; and the bolts were slowly and the party entered. withdrawn, will.
5042.ion Eliot's pale face was paler a goodly number were assemble J. It was obparty, that these vi. itois en ered slowly and silently, and all swer, a little gi vi. itois en ered slowly and silently, and all swer, a little girl of a of th
5045.g, its tap rs and crucifix, told plainly " Wilt harm my child ?" him frantically
5046. " Wilt harm my child ?" him frantically. round this part of L'jndon had come th
5047.eligion. "Whither?"' room could be dimly seen, half in shade, the figure adjoini
5048.ri g the confessions of please. priestly robe?, She goes with me, and those who
5049.lsor Eliot! thou and shabby but the holy symbols back to God with her angel voic
5050.angel voice were poor has just led me ly lace they a prie t meanest death to thi
5051. days of dread at Mass, had a "Certainly not," the expression on Is it likely th
5052.nly not," the expression on Is it likely the kinsman been reasonable. and terror
5053.eceiving thee t "shall And judge quickly, or I take the silence in the child." "
5054. child." "I consent," said Maud, hastily; "I will do it. God forNow leave me, in
5055.another word, Eliot departed. and surely an almost an angel would have done abou
5056.ded as if from heaven; and I saw plainly me rays of light which played round his
5057.nd ladii s of came to i iss Triumphantly the Mass was sung, and at its close nob
5058.e it stiil it grew. Communion was nearly over the lust circle of recipients were
5059.was betrayed. ' ' ' ' Eliot replied only by striking him, and ordering the men t
5060.nd, "Father, you must hide!" was hastily wh spere .; but Walter was as though he
5061.d from one to the other, giving the Holy Communion, and then turned to No one sa
5062.:- le. s than any profaning < f the Holy Mysteries. It was useless, also, to con the captain cf the guard, "lest haply some foul play chance us in this hideou
5064. garments of mine " which are not seemly to wear s ve for the functions. suffer
5065. ve for the functions. suffer ' "I "only office, "Yes, let him take off those ra
5066.nkest thou not it would d ) marvellously well to attire this fool with?" The men
5067.his fool with?" The men laughed coarsely, and the garment was produced. It color
5068.ced. It colors, swayed as they generally are by a wanton desire of mischief, am
5069.vous motion cf those who suffer mentally. When she hears the slightest noise, sh
5070. but on perceiving the intruder was only her sister- n-law, the Duchess of Bertr
5071.anxiety on the face of her who generally went smiling through life. She came up
5072., as she answered " " not. ; ; Certainly I "Then Newgate. " have painful news to friend's face change. He came eagerly forward to offer money, that the indign to the uttermost." courtesy instantly." the confessor's heart but Walter, lik
5075.but though " 'Tis false; they lie foully," said Isabel, starting to her her eyes
5076.ave brought her of her brother, not only that he is in Newgate, but that by ome
5077.xecuted upon that man, and at last ately recognized as the well-known torture ch
5078.aid Eliot, " it is determined by ghastly ; she clasped her hands together, and l
5079.ang iu ters. They desire to know exactly at what houses you tarried Constance's
5080.these words Constance discerned not only the an- the Church of Rome." " All thes
5081.risoner on the rack," said Eliot, coolly ; and two Beauville called for Rachel,
5082.rced out words, but they were words only of The Name that is above every name wa
5083.e that is above every name was earnes ly inprayer. " voked, and the Help of the
5084. as yet without success, came frequently. No sooner was Walter recovered, than E
5085.taken by surprise, and he had been daily arming himself for the conflict. On his
5086.p like a set of wild beasts, with hardly light or air, and the stench of the pla
5087. entrance almost fainted. He was heavily ironed, and The appearance of such a na
5088., and The appearance of such a naturally exci ed the curiosity of the and Walter
5089.s not answer me," cried Eliot, furiously. us not lose time." Walter was now led
5090. of wood, which brought him sufficiently near the beam to enable his hands to be By means of a screw, these gradually compressed the wrists. As soon as it wa
5092.anks were then withdrawn, and " The only so.t of seat in the dungeon -was a kind
5093., and when the prison w..s comparatively still, found time to there: let pray ;
5094.yed as one of the scav ngers. From early morning uniil night, Walter was kept at
5095.rrupt the scene?" cried Eliot, furiously; " another recusant, I dare say. To pri
5096.ture continue, then," said Eliot, coolly going back to his seat. The wood was ta
5097. work, till the gauntlets were literally buried in the flesh Again and again tho
5098." "There is One stronger than an earthly governor," replied "In His own good tim
5099.rist," cried Arthur, indig" think nantly; you not that in history it will be rec
5100.tors ? Think ye not that Walsingham only ;, England know Arthur, drink." kill fo, sir," returne Walter, "I will gladly do best to defend our cause but now I a
5102.rue," said the governor, compassionately; "I see it, and I am sorry, for it will
5103.erceive my state, t'.ey will see clearly how unfit an antagonist I am. Where is
5104.ays' respite from torment, had partially recovered strength moreover, by Arthur'
5105.engthen d withiu him, and he went calmly when clear words of triumph and faith "
5106.upon his shoulders, while others stantly rose, and, getting on the chair, exclai
5107. people I call Almighty God and His holy done, they began to question the suffer
5108.ame," went on the tempter; and the reply was only in a low but by stratagem and
5109.t on the tempter; and the reply was only in a low but by stratagem and when I wo
5110.ths than comThe blood gushed plentifully from Walter's uostri s, and the municat
5111.hou governor turned away in horror. edly mightst have had life aud liberty, hads
5112.aud liberty, hadst thou behave I quietly " 'Tis thy own f unit. Answer me but on
5113.; . this design given into conspicuously in sight of all, a chair was placed for
5114.air was placed for Walter. He had hardly reached it when one miuister began to r
5115.he "Service of Common Prayer." Instantly Walter perceived to reach the the trick
5116.avore door and escape but it was closely shut, and his jailers held him by force
5117.nd now came for; Note. He wai BO cruelly torn and rent upon the torture, that he
5118. upon him. Lord, if "His thou "Who lowly tBe is like and more putit-nca," he m h
5119.EK "CampUn I desired to imlttte, X. only love for his country and zfl for You sh
5120.them but every one knew that it was only a form, and t .at such a jury as would
5121.en. of ; On a certain sultry day in July, the court at King's Bench was crowded,
5122.s case. The gallery was occupied chiefly by ladies, and among them were two who
5123.position she found herself was evidently extreme. "Verily, Master Lydar," said t
5124.d herself was evidently extreme. "Verily, Master Lydar," said the judge, "the ch
5125.proved against thee, both of obstinately refusing to go to church, and also of h the prison of Bridewell art certainly guilty, Master Lydar, and if I give sen
5127.r the confession of Christ, " reverently kissed it, both powerful and sweet and
5128. John "I protest before God and His holy angels, besaid Walter. Lydar, what hast
5129. tall, graceful figure, of one fearfully emaciated, but who walked without sign
5130.d," said Walter, looking at him, "surely The effect on John Lydar was electrical
5131.ound us you are to forward religion only, " started from his side, and the color
5132.paper you speak of for if not, it surely is no it was through fear of punishment
5133.o the point," answered the bishop, hotly, " " I know it Give me Say out at once,
5134.then, you are no massobeyed how ciilaily now did Lydar and his wife listen to th
5135.iest, no priest at all, and consequently uo bishop."! ; ; ; ; ; When, however, W the county of Middlesex, traitorously, and as a false traitor to our said lad
5137. Priart. 1 ' The bishop moved ' uneasily in his seat during this address, Life o
5138.Constance in her arms " my husband folly. Tush, tush !" answered the judge will
5139.omen, having offeied the damna- heavenly choirs, as they saw tho things of earth
5140.rried their gaze, echoed more exultingly " Tu, devicto mortis Witnesses are here
5141.he sole crime of exercising thy priestly office in this free land under this mos
5142.The account of the trialls taken chiefly from those of Edmund Camand Robert Sout
5143. to forgive sins, as we read in the H"ly Gospels, and also to offer up the Mass
5144.or the rest " Masses, which are strictly prohibited, hindering likewise the peop
5145.rd of exceeding dread word phemous folly. Good master jurors, ye have heard this
5146.he sick heart of the criminil can hardly realize, even condemned out of his own
5147." - God Is in your heart, you can easily understand that to suffer enjoyment to
5148.estial joy : the right wrist was totally dislocated, and he could only with grea totally dislocated, and he could only with great difficulty use the left. On
5150. Is it not what I have was it not humbly hoping for this end that, desired by th
5151.a message from my mistress. ' ; : mirely ! ; "Oh yes," said Arthur. "From the To
5152. frown, nor fawned for her smile. Verily it as Thou wiliest in all things," Then
5153.will convoy him hither." nature, I pr ly you ?" " " How much have I to thank the
5154.You must give up exercising all priestly functions, and " for you will be heard
5155.s far as possible." Arthur did not reply, but going towards the bed on \\ hich W
5156.pardon. And, my child, when you lawfully "Is it so in very truth ?" said Walter,
5157., as you must do for me, most gratefully, for with joy, " Wilt thou, indeed, cho
5158.make her understand how low, how utterly worthless " "Yes, father," he answered, house ? Tell her. Rose, that the only w adorn is to love Tell her that the in
5160.he object of bitter Christ, and the only folly to despise Him. hatred to some on
5161.ect of bitter Christ, and the only folly to despise Him. hatred to some one at c, and receive his^ last counsel fectly fulfilled, is not to be compared for on
5163.ness of earth, the greatness trod softly, and going up to the bed, bent over the
5164.very eye was on him because of his manly beauty, and the wonderful ctrength he d
5165.nt to me, and in answer you come. Verily, my cup noble and prosperous lady; neve
5166.rt her. beseech your chariladies closely veiled. dren, and fill you with His ben
5167.and urn. wing the arm of "1 oitii hardly raiso my hand t give it to you. rny dau
5168." Death, kind angol, watchirg by, Gently C'.OBCI! hit tranquil eye: Whilst the f
5169.ggard, and th.' large eyes glared wildly upon him. She stood still without speak
5170.of that of Once, once," she said, wildly. those days gone by, to the lost, the p entered the paradise, guessed rightly ?" and with it misery. and peace then S those agonizing tears which they only shed whose eyes have been dry for many
5173. they are executed, sir, . Young, lovely, but lowly born, Maud Felton had become
5174.xecuted, sir, . Young, lovely, but lowly born, Maud Felton had become one of the
5175.olation of Bose Ford, who had accidently found her out. We know the information
5176.d to and she ; and to take leave merrily of earth. Wouldst like a flask of wine
5177. you do, "answered Walter, gen- From tly- " Oh my poor child, how is it that tha
5178.said Walter, laying his hand caressingly upon " Why not turn now to God, and aft
5179.surme, reproach not yourself so bitterly. You did not intend to all I A work my
5180. a few days sooner. Eliot would speedily have tracked me ; but if you think you
5181.ill father, she said, looking up eagerly ; "but what is it roun;Jed Walter depar
5182.?" " " Repent" said the priest, solemnly, not with the wildness of despair, but
5183. sound its mysterious depths. 'Iha early dawn brought with it a comforter, bette
5184. him.' Are we not the faint shadows only of His fath- panied by Basil and Arth.i
5185.iut^ the outer court of the prison. erly heart ? Be of good cheer, my daughter,
5186.." she said, shrinking back ; me bravely, seeing my poor hands cannot help thems
5187.king " You have served Satan in the holy sign, knelt for n iuo:,iciit in prayer,
5188. me," prison, and -were weeping bitterly. " said Waltrr, " who am glad at heart
5189.d from "Well," " the prison, " assuredly this man dies for a good cause ! "Why I
5190.r, and thy childhood, and heard the holy mass. Shu is dead long since, you say,
5191.e leaning to see us die Oh, how mightily they pray for us !" and as he spoke he
5192.urdle by cords passed over his legs only, on account of the already crippled con
5193.tes were opened, and the hurdle, closely guarded by pursuivants, made its way in
5194.e crowd grew less dense than immediately outsi 'e the prison. The windows of the
5195.ssed between them and Walter. Eeverently they bowed their heads while the mangle
5196.r's face, exclaiming, as he did it, holy water for ye." The man by Walter's side
5197. need but ye, my friend, for this kindly office ; came into play, and some amuse
5198.ouses, which have been getting gradually few and straggling, wiithings diverted
5199.alph, parched with thirst, drank eagerly, and then urged Walter to do the same,
5200. "Good about to die ;" but he was rudely checked by the guards, and the hurdle a
5201." Walter, who had been looking earnestly " What is thy name, friend ?" " Ealph W me here ;" and Kalph laughed hoarsely. "Kalph," answered Walter, "we are goin us go together to heaven. ; ; roughly. There will not be any more houses till
5204.uses till they reach the It was a lovely day, one of village of Tyborne. those c cloudless days in summer, when hardly a fleecy cloud can be seen in the clear can be seen in the clear intensely blue sky. The birds carolled gaily past
5207.nsely blue sky. The birds carolled gaily past, unmindful and unknowing of cruelt
5208. reached Tyborue. the fields immediately surIt was a sight, in very truth roundi
5209.ous coaches and horsemen. It was roughly computed, afterwards, that of these the
5210. summer flowers, and the ground directly around was strewn with green < 37 throu
5211. for all a es t> C'liiif. most willingly sacrifice my life, and I look upon it a
5212. But as there was never sinner who truly repented leaves and sweet-smelling herb
5213.heir work, thei lingered much of thatnly beauty which had gladden., d his mother
5214., will have mercy on me, who am heartily sorry that I ever onvr.ded Him. Whomsoe
5215.absent, I have ever off >n.l\l, I humbly desire them to forgive me as for my ene
5216. forgive me as for my enem es, I f resly forgive them all, and singularly, and e
5217.f resly forgive them all, and singularly, and espeo ally all who have thirsted a
5218.them all, and singularly, and espeo ally all who have thirsted after my blood. I
5219.nd called to ; 1 ; able, and most humbly entreat Him that He would drive fram yo by frequenting the sacraments cf Holy Church patiently bea" your afflictions
5221. the sacraments cf Holy Church patiently bea" your afflictions and persecutions;
5222.lves celestial treasures in the heavenly Jerusalem, where no robber robbeth, no
5223.Catholic faith in that Church, one, holy, that Church which is to continue to ca
5224.ul." Walter looked at him, saying gently "My friend, you and I ar not one in rel
5225.ent yourself. I bar none of prayer, only I desire them of the household of faith
5226. dying sufferer. Walter prayed earnestly for Ralph and for himself: "Lord, give
5227. " " Then," replied the minister, rudely, "if thou praycst at all, said Walter,
5228. a "I will pray," replied Walter, gectly, language I well the people." " let him taught in English ?" mob is generally omnipotent, and so Walter stepped forwa
5230.or the queen," said the sheriff, sternly. " I have and do," said Walter. " lood
5231.' ; ; ! ; ( die, that if all it, fixedly the good things in this world were offe breast. eyes at length, and earnestly looked among the crowd, till they 38 re
5233.he martyrs wave their palms triumphantly, for another mortal hand grasps his and
5234.eed he was about to end. "Most willingly do I forgive thee," said Walter, giving
5235.eware, and its tail trees -waved proudly in the summer Towards Paddington the co
5236.rther far off were seen the oxen quietly grazing. in Hush, ye mourners by the sc
5237.-weep not so the blood is dripping truly, and the green earth of England sucks i
5238.a sound of harpers harping with bitterly ; their harps. " the distance the silve
5239.borne, they found the gibbet beautifully adorned with garlands and wreaths of fl
5240.ed, are of Westminster stood out clearly light, and the glorious Abbey One glanc
5241.ffold, insensible, but not dead. Hastily they stripped him, aud then began that
5242.ibing ; nevertheless, as was beautifully said in speaking of the gerly, And, lea
5243.eautifully said in speaking of the gerly, And, leaving all behind, Come forth al
5244.ill they found the heart. They literally began to cut him Groans and sobs were h
5245.ecutioners growing timid, did work badly, and cut and stabbed, scarce knowing wh
5246. him There was no need, he lay perfectly still to bind him down. the sweat gathe
5247.but to me a JESU !" it was one word only, The work was accom- IT was over, and t
5248.from Tyborne resolved to suffer manfully and follow iu the way he had gone. To A
5249.ewarded. who scaffold, and was instantly perceived by Arthur Leslie, contrived t
5250.kinsman and so th j remains were hastily thrown into a cart, and interred within
5251.lind to see angelic forms lay him softly in his grave, aud kiss those limbs twic
5252.and again with the martyr's say joyfully with St. Andre v, r siug from 1 he hurd
5253.alve, sancta crux. Innoceucy is my <.nly comfort against a'l the forged villany
5254.!nd fellow pries s and me. Well, when ly the h Himself, this false vizard of tre
5255.Hiii;hGr':-n, l'i ) "Life been carefully preserved until the present '] be hand
5256.who have ever had so tender and fatherly care of me, BO now, especially, I must
5257. fatherly care of me, BO now, especially, I must in uo ways omit to write to you
5258.t For weeks to return. length, gradually, strength seemed and make me glorify hi
5259.ce, who watched by her, waited anxiously for the masses for my sinful soul. Comm
5260.t in heaven Know you do not take heavily my honorable death. lament, not that we
5261. that reason would return, if ever, only sliortly before her death, and that she
5262.son would return, if ever, only sliortly before her death, and that she would pr
5263.e her death, and that she would probably recover much of her This latter point d longer to take a step which was truly a of taking up of her cross and confess
5265.ind not entertain any other idea. lovely wife, surrounded we : know you not how
5266.-demeanor or offence committed, but only for my That Constance, his young and by
5267. make life pleasant, should deliberately throw away all for religion's sake, was
5268.l for religion's sake, was to him simply incomprehensible. If she had been broug reasonable but to adopt it, save only when it was the sove eigu's creed, and
5270.made to eat, drink, sleep, to go bravely, to fe^d daintily, to live in tbis wret
5271., sleep, to go bravely, to fe^d daintily, to live in tbis wretched vale Continua
5272.o live in tbis wretched vale Continually but to serve God, to please God, to fea
5273.His blood, His bitter passion is my only consolation. It is comfortable th;it th
5274.ur hearts. to ; ! ; ; -; were not likely to advantage her royal sentence on the taught the Lady Fortescue, an elderly kinswoman of the Bertram en. In family,
5276.y kinswoman of the Bertram en. In family, and a bigoted Protestant, to bring up the' mother's aching heart how fondly she watched over them, and how she stro
5278.hed over them, and how she strove gently to prepare them for a separation from h
5279.t mother's secret, which strvnee, fondly, ; CHAPTER *' XIY. you must one." with
5280.ed is the fruit of thy womb, JESUS. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinner
5281.last time in her arms. Her little lovely Mary, just six years old, and her noble large, sfarlike eyes, and And he only can me rest " ! ADELAIDE PBOCTOR. and a
5283. will be taught who loves them so wildly. She knows it, and she bears it all, an
5284.or others. Bachel's strength was rapidly giving way from the great strain on bo.
5285.Augustine, who break their cloister ouly to attend upon the sick and dying. The
5286.g the church bear witness how constantly through the Jay that same slight figure
5287.e change of air and scene might possibly tend to restore Isabel's mind. The earl
5288.o restore Isabel's mind. The earl gladly consented. His wish now was to obtain a
5289. a second marriage perpetuate his family, and in his burning indignation against
5290.suade the Duke But this the duke, sorely of Bertram to follow his example. Nothi
5291.irection of Apswell, but turning sharply away when within a few miles of that pl
5292. that she told them she could think only of one of those seven sorrows which gri
5293.ths after their arrival, died, literally of exhaustion and sorrow, blessing God
5294.prak their language, they knew assuredly her fervent penance had won favor with
5295.lead for them before God's face. Shortly after Rachel's death, Rose entered the
5296.loss, ; ; ; She was, however, constantly sent, as well as other of the Religious
5297.She fixed her passed away; and gradually her step grew feebler, and a holface, a
5298.nd a holface, and she t..rned restlessly from side to side. low cough shook her
5299.)se Ford's name in religion) saw plainly that for "Constance, is it you? Constan
5300.the windows me, for I have sinned deeply. Is there hope for me, father?" looked
5301.ugh the streets, and inquiring anxiously for the AugusOne was a tall and handsom
5302.lls. " " Does an but the prayers of Holy English lady reside here ? said the gen
5303.s." " Lord take me home, also." But only fora They were shown into the parlor, a;" procured a divorce, and immediately afterwards married again. but she glanc Sister Mary of the Cross went gently into Constance's room; Poor Constance w
5306.ictured to herself those golden curls ly- a crucifix she held in her hand. The n
5307.come, my sister?" said Constance, gently. "Yes, taking one of her darlings safe
5308.stance spent mother's fondness she dimly remembered. She never forgot hT time be
5309.her, bearing her bitter triuls so meekly; prieste, who to ask that their first a
5310.superioress's of a Catholic. All earthly sorrows and cares were over: and - ; '
5311.was the chapel then small aud not richly r paused to her home. At the same hour, by the muddy, broken road is smoothly*paved, and the green fields are laid ou
5313.ood, Its name now serves to many womanly virtues, sitg upon the throne. The rack
5314.none laws of Elizabeth can be found only in some obsolete statute- who, like the
5315.ecall the scenes such as we Still fondly do we linger over the places where our
5316.lls are gray and the ivy clings lovingly still more powerful than man's weapons,
5317.e nor might, wealthy, and a more stately house has arisen for their home, Not br
5318.and in It is that noble triine the daily sacrifice was oft suspended, Thoresby H
5319.d man of venerable appearance, seemingly engaged, by the light of a lamp, in med
5320.hone with so great rising above e..rthly trifles, shining with spotless g'ory, a whom he had preserved, when suddenly a noisj was heard the province ; and no
5322.e at length to Laurent Bigot, unhap] ily been dispersed. a very old mannscri; t
5323.t then commenced his- recital, the denly iuterrupted by the noisy exclamations o
5324.f two youngrneii, king's advocate calmly li Veiling, aud the two young men also,
5325.and i' i", you who have ns-nshad greatly prospered. At the age of fifty he had m
5326.that \<>u therefore, to las family, and the news overwhelmed them with on
5327.m with on the subject: your life is only spared OH this condition.' ateil from R
5328.d from him. The uneasiness of his family taken; he was going to relate nil, when
5329.s are false,' cried Cornelio indignantly; being useless, I ordered him back to p
5330. thousands of others who were constantly arriving with tlie geutlemt'n and merch the midst of our num- more eloquently than all I could say. The pro^.-sj berl
5332. in '8 conversion with him, and casually mention the name of Zambel i. >, Martel vain. Knotting all, I ought certainly to have int. rrupted aud ousol d you I
5334.ulbe, and must be paid immediately. Martel, most brilliant success would n
5335.arrest; it is a forgery, and I earnestly together, and ques ioning eagerly all t
5336.nestly together, and ques ioning eagerly all those who came quite easy can prove
5337. which hod taken re BO e time previously. up An hour after he was brought to me., you ever thought of it? Some easily recognized the tall figure of the unhap
5339.i.iscovcry of the corpse, when su idenly a piercing cry interrupted him, and at blind Gervais. In the village (lately so Th inagitated) everything resumed it
5341.eak, speak without fear," sud Bigot only c^im ey, its gilded arms of the kings a
5342.ned by sovereign was present; and lastly, the large picture of Louis high gr.mnd
5343.chequer. When on a great day of assembly one hundred aud twenty magistrates were magnificence and majesty, bent humbly before this steps of a man who walked p
5345.this steps of a man who walked painfully under the weight of some imposing senat
5346. 'nothing At this eight one could hardly restrain a movement of Tear, for a sick
5347. man h. d caas d speaking. Then suddenly addressing Gervais, he for the blind ma
5348.n's memory could retain what ho had only onoa heurd ? It was then decided that i
5349.was then decided that it must be clearly proved; that he must be confronted succ
5350. that he must be confronted successively -with all the prisoners, Martel among t
5351.them speak, the blind man, spontaneously, and without once hesitating, should re
5352.risoners from the Conciergerie were ally brought forward, each time under a new
5353.mage of the Son of God, who was unjustly put to death by false witnesses. Swear of Saint-GeorgeSj could scarcely contain the inhabitants of the town, wh
5355., his pale now silent, listening eagerly, as if it had no other sens And and con
5356. presidents and judges awaited anxiously whut was to fol- will be there before h
5357.this event, Laurent Bigot being suddenly roused himself and 1 stened; he listene
5358.imself and 1 stened; he listened eagerly listlong ened again, then quickly recoi
5359.agerly listlong ened again, then quickly recoiled, aid making an eagir gesture d
5360.r.ef ; and feeble as it then was, nearly extinguished, yet what authority it had to of a horrible spectacle ; s.e, fly, crying out "It Tho is he! is ja
5362.ich we given au account of, nearly word for word as we f.,uud it in In nar
5363.oss vessel, and to fix the shrouds. Only yesterday he made big Simon take a bath
5364.onor of the parish able to read fluently for himself the message which I have to
5365.nd him. name. Nevertheless, I was nearly " What one could excuse in the time of
5366.n of the without moon, which accordingly soon re-appeared. Now, mother, pupils b
5367. Simon swims like a mackerel I" " Beally, you never mean to be good !" " Well, t
5368.desert isjand Madame ' I say that merely reading a vessel is not sufficient nowa
5369.acroix made his first communion devoutly prepared for this ; THE BLACK SEAL* gre
5370.he leisure of his captivity b, generally fatal to the unfortunates whom he had d
5371.ed the duties of a Christian at an early age. At last the epoch so long desired
5372.e young man, who was waiting impatiently, she added: " My child, lam pleased wit
5373.m iu communicating Himself substantially quarrel by unjust provocation. One even
5374.-headed nails round the edges, carefully locked. Madame Lacroix slowly opened it
5375. carefully locked. Madame Lacroix slowly opened it, and taking from it a letter,
5376.ure " to his lip*, Michel said Willingly would I give the beard that I shall soo
5377.ding-pike, and so the son would worthily avenge his " father's death, I assure y
5378.g itself. The next day Michel went early to the 'r:aji; where Matteo went every
5379.r of the hall, at a t ble there was only room for two people, Michel was reading
5380.o people, Michel was reading attentively the newspaper of the day ; Matteo sat d
5381.r of the day ; Matteo sat down in. ately at his side, and throwing down his red
5382. Michel's coolness, took up passionately his red cai> and placed it upon the sai
5383.s, and remained silent at the keen reply. it was the silence Silence reigned in
5384.enemy wounded or conquered you will only see an unhappy or disabled brother. Far
5385.en, ', him to death, give him generously your hand to raise him You must become
5386.old watch, which he placed cred and holy." Left re him on the table. At the Bigh
5387. this critical moment I offer a friendly hand to the son of the murderer of my f
5388.his generjus victor. : it to be a family the watch of a gallant Frenchman who wa of a gallant Frenchman who was basely assassinated by a Spaniard in the islan
5390.ete change sacred heirloom of his family. had come over Michel with inflamed cou
5391.ther favor you Tour father treacherously assassinated mine. God is just, be- leg
5392.he conclusion of which produced a lively emotion in the city of -Toulon, Michel
5393. in peril, replied this scene can easily be underput into words. Accompanied by
5394.oved wife. Permit me to hope act of holy generosity worthy of France. Instead of
5395., and is the father of a numerous family, of which the eldest reads as well in b
5396.were possible in this wodd, ho certainly wou'd have thought it was placed in his
5397.nkness natman's character is more easily read in his manner of A ON Toulon, a sm
5398.nean, between Marseilles and lies snugly ensconced in the rocks and laughing tha
5399.nd M. haven, but at other times the only boats in it are those belonging to the Lescalle. signs of impatience. highly commended. At the time we are speaking
5401. from efforts, the work proceeded slowly. the nature of the soil. Engineers and
5402.d the path up the hill. As he was slowly advancing, the sound of a horse's trot
5403.eached his ears, which made him suddenly stop and turn round, and then he saw a
5404.m wonder, my good friend," was the reply; late I assure you I could not help it.
5405.ered with dwarf pines, ilexes, and holly, stands a rock where the goatherds of t
5406.n. His wealth was supposed to be greatly inferior to the antiquity of his family
5407. inferior to the antiquity of his family, but he had an elder brother who was a
5408.brilliant than his means. As they slowly ascended the hill, M. Lescalle was the
5409." The following an imitation, and partly a translation, of "Un Mar- m2e lu-s en
5410.uptuUon of her work. who haa mo*t kindly sanctioned I mean that you will not be the inhabitants of La Pinede had only left it a few days ago. The grounds evi
5412.stified that the place had been formerly cared for. The soil of Provence is unpr stood the house, re- spectfully called by every one in that neighborhoo
5414.adsome morning sunshine flooded suddenly with light the long-closed room, and th
5415.eemed destined to join that happy family. The box was lying open on the couch by
5416.ace in Her work and its play seemed only just interrupted. that room. Where was
5417.of its laughing voice soon ring joyfully on the stairs? No; all was silent as th
5418.he reign of Louis the Thirteenth, partly of brick, partly of stone, and formed a
5419. the Thirteenth, partly of brick, partly of stone, and formed a perfect square;
5420.esuming his usual manner. ces as closely under lock aud key as the domain of La
5421.escalle answered; "but now unfortunately there is no reason why I should keep '
5422.g in Hie little chateau was hermetically Thick shutters protected the windows of
5423.f the ground flsor. If it had not family histories, and I suppose as there was s
5424.ind, and lament that this ancient family should have ended so sadly. The last ti
5425.ncient family should have ended so sadly. The last time he came he looked deplor
5426.e last time he came he looked deplorably ill, and spoke of his failing health. I
5427.hat can cure a broken heart. me so sadly. Fifteen years ago I was indeed to be p
5428.heir not having emigrated." whose family had emigrated, looked displeased, I do
5429.rivate history, M. le Baron, was closely connected with what I have just told yo
5430.ith what I have just told you as briefly as I could, for it accounts me "But, Md
5431.handsome, and so clever, would certainly have played a part in the world, if his
5432. He knew the Bourbons were not favorably inclined towards him, and though his sy
5433.ry favor with them, so he lived entirely in the country, and cared for nothing b
5434.the know that its value has considerably increased since new road to Marseilles
5435.e. I painted in some- " parents in early They had both lost their and had been b
5436. It for each other, and cared for hardly any one else besides. wa^ one of those
5437.ossing affections which seemed to supply to them both the place of all other tie
5438.zed the story of Paul and Virginia, only* When Count Honore was in their case it
5439.ew no bounds La Pinede seemed an earthly paradise. But in one dav IQ one moment,
5440." I did my best. " The sale has scarcely last at all only for the hardly time fo
5441." The sale has scarcely last at all only for the hardly time for any one to at M
5442.scarcely last at all only for the hardly time for any one to at Marseilles eight
5443. hear of there?" the Baron died suddenly of disease of the heart. Beautiful, hap sitting by her husband, who perfectly adored her, and her little M. said. chi
5445.ore my eyes as I saw it then. Her lovely "Oh, in a very simple manner! Mdlle. de
5446.esaire's disposal." " " Could you really, Lescalle ? the Baron anxiously inquire
5447.u really, Lescalle ? the Baron anxiously inquired. "But then you see, M. le Baro
5448.icitor replied, speak- "Under ing slowly and laying an emphasis on the words, "y
5449.d "You sec I cannot throw over the parly which .supports Richer do Moutlouis, un
5450.le perfume The days were mild and lovely but the evenings somct n.. cold thanks
5451.account?" the Baron asked, in a slightly satirical tone. " Yes. M. Ic Karon, I a
5452.cher DC Montlouis," the Baron snecringly added. Artemon Richer seems inclined to
5453. the wheel by quarreling with his family and " opposing the election of his uncl
5454.cther ,onr silence ensued. I ' certainly did seem likely to disgust any one who
5455.ce ensued. I ' certainly did seem likely to disgust any one who should visit it
5456.luded, they where Silplude was leisurely grazing at hill the foot of the Sugar-l
5457.ith La Pmede, and then somewhat abruptly said 1 Though she haa nrt meant her que
5458. question tt be heard, ii hac apparently caught her husband s ear t :r he ran? t
5459. appearance ol a marbli bust il was only in his eyes that there was any animatio
5460.ll almost sorry that he had so decidedly snubbed M. Lescallc's proposal for M He
5461.n change hands, the Baron knew perfectly well that this was the case, to remind
5462.ight smile lighted up his face, but only for a minute. ' " What have you did you
5463.Comte at the neighborhood II. THE FAMILY OP DE VEDELLES. de Vedelles and his fam
5464. DE VEDELLES. de Vedelles and his family arrived at La Pinede are you always goi, if the two v, though not obtrusively put forward, nevertheless influenced hi
5466.te "Astronomy and down delles sneeringly perhaps, your favorite pursuit," II. de
5467.his father opinions which he more boklly announced and acted upon more consisten
5468.nounced and acted upon more consistently when not under the paternal roof. Thoug
5469. however, no difficulty on the ticularly charm him. subject, and drawing a chair dear, beautiful stars. Now I can only look at them and feel glad that God mad M ' pale excuses for him; but really he cannot aloud ? " Yes, mother. What s
5472. " go on leading this kind of life. Only see in what a way he is dressed: those to-morrow," Madame de Vedelles gently said. During this conversation Jacques
5474.ery popular, and people do not generally care for tiresome books." ' are they go' the old Count rejoined. "You really must attend, George, to our father's wi
5476.t sense? George asked, having heard only the last 1 "They of are writers foulest
5477.ybody." ' ' ' which would end by utterly dishonoring literature in France, if li
5478.ked that the" old man, who nad so justly and vehe. mently denounced the immoral
5479. man, who nad so justly and vehe. mently denounced the immoral writers of his da
5480.ike figures in a dream. George evidently took pleasure in living amongst these s
5481.nd him in a fit of abstraction, silently gazing on the face of Rebecca at the we
5482. be here more than a few days, it really would be useless lo go to that expense.
5483.hink he is quite right. He is " the holy Queen Bertha. in that .room which deser
5484. many a long year. George had ruthlessly torn out of it the remaining strings an," Madame de Vedelles said, scarcely able to suppress her tears. " Oh, you m
5486. Jacques exclaimed, as he affectionately kissed her hand. " And if he was bored
5487. an old man of my Old Vincent had vainly asked leave to It was just over this di
5488.eave to It was just over this disorderly library that the branch of acacia from
5489.e all put out, George de Vedelles softly opened his door and went down stairs. H
5490.ut by the front door, which he carefully locked. Once in the avenue he ran on to
5491.t once secured, all the rest will easily follow." "Do you really think so," Mada will easily follow." "Do you really think so," Madame de Vedelles exclaimed
5493.rospect. great honor? ' " I George! only think if your brother was to be, one da
5494.ose he has any ambition for his bitterly asked. " brother? Would he had a spark
5495.lence of the mistral had not too roughly shaken the clouds of snowy Burstins, an
5496.iumphing over winter. The Count's family were sitting at breakfast. As a rule I
5497.itting opposite the window, ate heartily and stared at the flower-beds; Madame d
5498.s sitting near her. and consulted family intimacy with them?' As soon as his mot
5499.adame de Vedelles came there and civilly greeted The notary said that his wife h
5500.ation, excellent uatunil qualities. only twice in her life, both times to spend
5501.aris. it way One st range that perfectly a-loum!; Madame I It must be very dull.
5502.t so happened that she had returned only a few days be from the Convent of the D
5503.ard appearance, Rose Lescalle was really very She was then just seventeen. Excep
5504.lass. As to her complexion it was simply dazzling. For once the name of Rose had turned Madame sumption are singularly lu'cn the solid, and .Madame Lescalles
5506. de Montlouis, the wealthiest Her family in the neighborhood. Firmly seated on h
5507.t Her family in the neighborhood. Firmly seated on her little throne, which had
5508.ed imminent, she- was not a woman likely to succumb without a struggle. Heroic m
5509.presence of a thin, pale, gentle, sickly-looking woman in a hlac silk dress and
5510.cular day. She wore a bright green Chaly gown, the pattern of which represented
5511.nches of coral, immense sleeves inwardly sustained by internal circles of whaleb
5512.lways kept her out of the way of worldly pleasures, and she was and kissing her
5513.nd the delles said, smiling rather sadly 8 THE NOTARY'S DAUGHTER. She even ventu
5514.ut then the gardens are much more neatly kept. You do not see in them those stra features, large dark eyes, delicately white complexion, " You do not like the
5516.e them? trees, " " They destroy the only look and prevent them from bearing frui
5517.lac flowers of the caper-bush are lovely, with their long pistils which look lik
5518. Legrand, her guardian, was a singularly commonplace inThe most remarkable thing
5519. of Lescalle," Jacques all this mentally exclaimed. "M. le Comte means, I suppos
5520.ery wide, and said, " Would " you really not wish to improve this property? Geor
5521.e made no answer, and Jacques laughingly said that he meant to plant a great man
5522. make a kitchen garden somewhere hastily rejoined; out of sight." "they can row Dear, me," she exclaimed, they really make over the house to you in this drea
5524.ensity, the orphan girl felt more deeply than she had ever done before the yearn
5525.ich is at all symmetrical. What the only side of La a pity it is that the presse
5526. is that the pressed them affectionately. After a few words of sympathy and inte la Pinede windows house. are so badly placed otherwise it would be a handsome
5528.wn the avenue, the notary and his family met a carriage, the dusty appearance of Lescalle's eager curiosity could only discern that it contained an elderly ge
5530.nly discern that it contained an elderly gentleman and a lady with a black veil
5531.ardian to ask for the list of the family pictures and the things that had belong the vehicle which passed them rapidly. It stopped at the door of the chateau
5533.hateau just as the notary and his family were going out of the gate of the park.
5534. even the old Count, who would naturally have been disputatious and inclined to
5535. to stand on his rights, fell completely under the charm, and hastened to say th
5536. and her directions would be immediately complied desire of daughter's selling t
5537.e room; but on his way upstairs entirely forgot what he had been nit to do, door
5538. Countess. "Oh, no; we have " " entirely iriven " up Paris." On account Yes; I o
5539.end the winter there." sold Valse,; only because southern climate," the Count sa
5540.gers, enough to look at, but desperately dull to talk to. I : "Go and suppose yo
5541.eable to his mother's young He evidently was as much struck with her as George,
5542.ion, but with his eyes and cars intently engaged on every word that was uttered,
5543.the two. The de Vedelles were originally of Norman extraction, and he had all St
5544.e characteristics of his father's family. fair-haired, with a fine complexion an
5545.ess with a smile, and said, " It is only to you, dear inadame, that I will let M
5546.he presented a perfect type of the manly beauty of the race to which he belonged
5547. the isle of Cuba. Jacques new perfectly well how to set himself off to the best
5548.sing was very great, but not offensively displayed. With considerable quickness
5549.n, he talked of things he thought likely to interest her, and gave it to be unde
5550.d to his son, whose pale cheeks suddenly reddened at being thus addressed in the
5551. beautiful voice. Your talent can hardly admit of improvement. Have you been sin
5552.ement. Have you been singing much lately? " " Has not she got up a choir in the
5553.ince Mdlle. I shall tell George scarcely opened his lips before or after dinner. showed him to have grown considerably since those garments had been made. His
5555.almost ridiculous, so that Denise easily accepted the disparaging description hi
5556. case he at Toulon. She answered civilly, and took an affectionate leave of the of Denise's strange wish m d family pictures at La Pinede, and confided to
5558.urst of tears. Madame de Vedelles gently stroked her hand, and for a few minutes
5559.elieve my experience. Hurry it on slowly. Girls with beauty and fortune require
5560.auty and fortune require to be carefully dealt with, and he must make his way wi
5561. success of the scheme she had so fondly devised. Before retiring to her room, s
5562. thought Mdlle. de la Pinede wonderfully handsome, and Before refrained, with di
5563., there i "ladams de Vedelles could only say: rale, they will always he at your
5564. ii suitors, that at her age it was only her fortune that attracted mid independ
5565.fortune that attracted mid independently of other reasons this would have been t
5566.telligent enough not to rate very highly. Such being the case he gladly accepted
5567.ry highly. Such being the case he gladly accepted his aunt's offer to purchase f
5568.possessed a wiser judg Lescalle entirely changed his habits of lite: he married,
5569.of one M> hoi; ment and a warmer saintly and so sensible as her old aunt, the kn
5570.ench revolution had gained from an early acquaintance with suffering and per sec
5571. care of good am pious women, not highly educated themselves and obliged by the
5572. called forth; all that sort of motherly affection which is dormant in many a wo Rose spent six years was immeasurably bet her than her father's and mother's
5574. and the influ Madame Lescalle's worldly example and gossiping ac quaintances bu
5575.g ac quaintances but it was as decidedly inferior to what she woult ter for ence
5576.There is nothing I would not do in daily intercourse with Jier Aunt Mede, as wen
5577.round t< the glorious expanse and lovely views of the old Capucii have gained m
5578.heart upon it." " What! would you really wish to be expected that M. Lescalle wo
5579.d the merits of this M. Lescalle rapidly resolved proposal, and then said, "Well in her lather's house would certainly not have been tin But it may be doubted
5581.can settle it with my wife, you can rely on my consent." Lescalle did not long r
5582.. Mise Mode's country house had formerly been the ancient and f.imous Convent of of the Mediterranean were continually breaking against a belt of small rocks,
5584.for a convent. We never feel so strongly God's greatness and our own littleness
5585.d the fathomless ocean. It It can easily be supposed that in her solitary life t
5586.ort of Tou.on on the foreground, exactly opposite, was the picturesque litt.e is
5587.a round white plaited cap, and a stiffly-starched handkerchief standing projecti
5588.eared in the ing at his window, absently gazing on the magnificent landscape. "D a enough; but she is not particularly poker that woman." Count?" word, I inha
5590.of the chateau. "Upon my and that hardly saw him. He just bowed to us In the mid
5591.s rather prosy descriptions, Bu you only speak of one young man. I " "My me " de
5592. " He is the eldest What do son.Jhe only one they call " they call him?" M. Lesc
5593.ame, mademoiselle," Madame Leslaughingly remarked, and then added in a low voice
5594.hey Know about it? " "She is not an ugly little thing," the aunt rejoined, kissi by the seaside. They were dreadfully afraid at first, but as they camo neare, and stared at them ever so strangely." We "Oh! but you must not say anything
5597.he women going to market," " Very likely indeed; but unless a man is a fa da, he
5598.sed when he left Rose and me so suddenly." " And the Count? " " He did not menti
5599. a count." " What Rose says is perfectly true," Madame Lescalle rejoined; " and
5600.le think she than her suitors." I really is more occupied about her little sailo
5601. Well, well, Madame Lescalle, do not fly into a passion. Nobody wants you to mar
5602.Paris for a new gown. Rose involuntarily dwelt on the recollection of Jacques' p
5603.ers which Madame de Vedelles was totally deficient in. Her coShe operation in th
5604. in these plans was therefore singularly useful. promised tresses, to see the vi
5605. remote and poor localities, and finally to go again herself to La Pinede to rep
5606.ithings together," the Countess artfully observed. ness is done in a quarter of
5607.perior of twenty letters." still eagerly discussing these projects when Jacques
5608.nt, a good-natured, commonplace, elderly lady, who was very fond of her niece, o
5609.selle? Could I see him?" Jacques eagerly inquired. " He is the friend and blind
5610. herself to an old St. Legitimist family. " She will not long remain unmarried,"
5611.lle. de la Pinede's hand will be eagerly sought for." "Ah, even now," Madame de
5612.. Moreover, taut Toupet \vouid certainly get well, seeing he her of the accident
5613.ery this trouble. your protege perfectly restored to health." good of you M de V
5614.enerart, a talent," Denise replied. ally three or four ways of doing a kind acti
5615.he implored Denise to secure, as quickly as possible, a skilful, devoted sick nu
5616.that his mother's life would most likely depend on the care with which she was w
5617. was as follows: town whom I could fully recommend to wait on your dear mother a
5618.tural spirit of ' 'On You affectionately said. is are mistaken there, dear littl
5619. not met with in the whole 'Has heartily glad of : As Jacques and she were retur
5620.letter had reached Jacques, she scarcely arrived. It rent characters; but as int
5621.uch capacity of any sort, and apparently singularly helpless and inefficient, by
5622.y of any sort, and apparently singularly helpless and inefficient, by dint of te
5623.icient, by dint of tenderness, ness, ily. As is and unselfishness, had become es
5624.ate in health, they breathed more freely, and or that gentle, instinctively deri
5625.reely, and or that gentle, instinctively derived hope from the presence who real
5626.erived hope from the presence who really seemed, so George strong, bright-lookin
5627.nce. hearts of that house, as ver hardly had been seriously ill, and when it cro
5628. house, as ver hardly had been seriously ill, and when it crossed their minds th
5629. with her. room When Count seemed simply bewildered, and walked twenty times ove
5630.ome about that it vent must has actually brought her under our roof. Oh, somethi
5631.ame re til! the surgeon, whom J the only active member and de Vedelles expected.
5632.d take a walk every day It of the family, had instantly sent for. arrived s%t th
5633.very day It of the family, had instantly sent for. arrived s%t the injured limbs
5634.lained u quent headache, was sensitively susceptible of tlie chan really preclud
5635.sitively susceptible of tlie chan really precluded 15 as the weather, irritably
5636.y precluded 15 as the weather, irritably impatient of noise, wayward hi temper,
5637.h a restless solicitude. But when nearly three, years had elapsed and no change
5638.nd no change took place, he could hardly restrain the irritability and annoyance
5639.d apathy and entire idleness, especially when his bodily health returned and he
5640.ire idleness, especially when his bodily health returned and he was able to ride
5641.between them, and he had become so early a complete man of the world, and took e, in spite of handsome face and lively manners, there was nothing really young
5643.lively manners, there was nothing really young about him, and by the time he was
5644.oked up to Jacques for advice :n worldly matin all that had to do with the pract
5645.ments of bitterness the Count internally added, the half-witted youth, whom he w
5646. and whose actual condition so painfully contrasted with the bright promise of h his father became, the more plainly he showed a sort of aversion to him, th send him to He got on there extremely well and made When he was about twelve
5649.he island of Cuba, and school very early. it became necessary for her and her hu
5650.ilities and wonHis parents were joyfully anticipaderful facility in learning. ti
5651.tle hope of a change. life of the family had thus settled into a groove fatal to
5652.eized with a It was therefore singularly refreshing to all when anew element was
5653.far as her health was concerned, quickly Her only anxiety seemed lest she should
5654.r health was concerned, quickly Her only anxiety seemed lest she should get well
5655.she life had recourse to in unexpectedly, recover; but remained in a state of pr weak, that for months he could hardly stand or walk a step, and apathy that n
5657.d mind, she was so simple, so innocently guy, so femi- ninely attractive. la Pin
5658.mple, so innocently guy, so femi- ninely attractive. la Pincde. pale, languid, l
5659.sagreeable women, clever women and silly women, free-thinking women and pious wo
5660.all and his -physical strength gradually returned; but thn moral apathy remained
5661.aid and When : Vd the c> was wonderfully refreshing to the old man, who had live
5662. crushed lung ago and then unconsciously missed it, and his two sons, who for di
5663.ise. and at the end of a Jacques rapidly feh made up his mind to propose to her France this was, however, so commonly the case with the young men of his age.
5665.. She could not imagine a more perfectly suitable parti for one who, like himsel
5666. in her manner to him. She was naturally kind to every being that approached her
5667.ading down from the terrace, he suddenly came face to face with Mdlle. de la Pin he meant to think and act differently with regard to religion than he had hit
5669.before. at id now looked at He evidently " Madame Denise him still a very strang
5670. interest de Vedelles bail unconsciously contrived to excite in in both her sons
5671.d the Church capabilities which, rightly have made him, the poor mother fondly t have made him, the poor mother fondly thought, a Montalembert, an Ozanam, or As to George, she had been profoundly silent: but who! with her compassionate
5674. by and the uild, anx Denisr liad easily conic the subject to troubled and excit
5675. had her doubts; these doubts led really hall' wilted. seek for opportunities of
5676.Now and then George said things which ly .stimulated. ant inisheil her by their match tor you, and she is certainly a very attractive person." "Who are you kept up a conversation. He generally sat in a corner of the room where he co
5679.e could watch her unobserved, but hardly anher questions or seemed to attend to
5680.annot see to such a marriage, her family is any objection just as good as ours,, gentle, silent, and abstracted, only he remained more at home, and was often
5682.Meanwhile the Countess recovered rapidly, and Denise, in spile of her entreaties
5683.d not have lost my heart half so quickly to her if she had not been bent on conv
5684.ed, "Vincent, order my horse immediately." " Where are you going? " asked the Co
5685.p interest " in. and then she said gaily: Well, if I can, I will." Grand Cerf, a
5686.thing impossible?" "Yes," George eagerly said. "I -want you to do something impo
5687.possible." He finished the sentence only in thought, and " And that would be to
5688. that would be to care for me." mentally added, Denise was going away. She had b
5689.oom, has happened?" his mother anxiously asked, as he where she and her husband
5690.up, " fusal. nothing cures one o quickly of that infirmity as tbe bath of such a
5691.tbe bath of such an absolute and civilly gracious reI shall go to Paris in a few
5692.t tiie grounds. I found out accidentally that he had not gone to bed at all the
5693.o was to have done so, having apparently been unable to buy a property which wou
5694.eligible. This incident happened luckily at the very moini'iit when the thoughts
5695.ghts of father and son were particularly prepared to indulge in ambitious projec absence is so great that I can hardly rouse him from it." " neighborhood, in
5697.e. Speaking to him about his health only serves to irritate him." him ground and
5698.ons showed that parties were very evenly balanced, and, as the Baron de Croixfon
5699.votes he could 'iiKn.ind. would probably turn the scale on way or the other. " W
5700.s increased dejection." father. I really cannot tell. He had given the Baron de
5701.ter. If a respectable girl and tolerably well connected, why really it would be
5702.and tolerably well connected, why really it would be no bad thing to get him mar
5703.t could happen/' she " But unfortunately love with." it is " Some " at all a pea something he said, half unconsciously, proved I am right." now " In the meant
5705. Such little attentions are never wholly unacceptable." On the afternoon of the
5706. what is to be done. She would certainly not marry him." "No, indeed," Jacques s
5707.poor dear boy?" think much too seriously, I am sure, of this fancy of his. Well,
5708.f in love with Mdlle. Denise, it is only because she is the first pretty girl he
5709.e has met and talked to. We could easily, if lie has taken a sentimental turn, t
5710.rned as if to these of course dreadfully and a good, sensible wife, pretty enoug
5711.r, then went out himself, and for nearly an hour paced slowly up and down the av
5712.elf, and for nearly an hour paced slowly up and down the avenue. At last he stop
5713.s the case, beyond a election completely ill his bands. What two birds? the foll
5714.ay. George had preceded il of the family, and when they arrived wcs titling on o
5715.wcs titling on one of the ; would really have a very nice little daughter-in-law
5716.he would agree," the Count said, greatly ex" Of course it would secure your elec
5717.e excited imagination, seemed a heavenly vision. pression of devotion in that up
5718. that upturned countenance was more holy, more beautiful than anything he had ev
5719.t ideal of pure, high, and lofty womanly beauty. But never had it seemed to him,
5720. ardent prayer and adoring love. So holy was its look that it impressed see myse last. Poor, dear George! It is really a capital plan, if only he falls into i! It is really a capital plan, if only he falls into it." " Of course he wfll,
5723. seemed to impress upon him more vividly than ever. He again covered his face wi
5724.had formed, and to see the affair fairly started. In the meantime he mass was ne
5725.rted. In the meantime he mass was nearly over he glanced again at the tribune, w
5726.seen a vision, whether Denise had really been in that spo' a moment ago, or if i
5727.ssage to give you." "George," she gently said. " "A he said. " I cannot think wh
5728. following day, the/e was now to be only a low mass at A box containing all the
5729.during the rest of the day he could ocly sit with hi henH rpstino- nn hia hnnds. look Pleasant thoughts were evidently in his singularly radiant. mind, and he
5731.houghts were evidently in his singularly radiant. mind, and he kept rubbing his room never to late to mend, certainly; but I suppose there ia for improvement
5733.You were just as unsteady once, and only think what an excellent husband you hav
5734.oing into your office, and I immediately guessed what he was come about. I knew
5735. to appear surprised. " How comes family it," he said, " that auch an honor " is
5736.alle. Artemon could not meet your lovely daughter and remain indifShe has made t
5737.doing if M. Jules Richer " Oh, certainly, it is men if you accept him is is as a
5738.ore we fiI do not want you to give nally fix the sum, my dear M. Lescalle. me a
5739.ult Madame self that if you are friendly Lescalle, only I flatter myto us there
5740. that if you are friendly Lescalle, only I flatter myto us there will be no diff
5741.y.' ' have looked after her very closely. M. Artemon is apt to flirt with young
5742.ll, " " my doubt, I hope, of my friendly feelings? dear M. Lescalle, you have no
5743.onds." "Ah! I thought as mush,' inwardly ejaculated the notary. The election is
5744.age, to a great de"Come, us speak openly. is tion. My brother A moment afterward
5745.e." What of the. country." 'Yes, exactly so, to set up another candidate. Thanks his lawyer and a friend of his family. I "See, Medc's mamma, what arc beautif
5747.c's mamma, what arc beautiful," I lovely flowers! I have ransacked Mise "They Ma
5748., Somr- one has proposed for you, really? dear." "For me " Who, mamma?" large Ca
5749.agreeable frame of my dear, as earnestly as possible." "But, mamma, you did say,
5750.ways says when there is nothing actually in question about a girl's marriage, an
5751.o please if hind seen him walking slowly, with hi hack, enjoying the pleasant, b
5752. little sharp eyes? Well, he had an only child a lovely, innocent girl, full of
5753.yes? Well, he had an only child a lovely, innocent girl, full of the He had her
5754.d say would home, under his sat silently listening to Madame Lescalle's comments visitors were announced; then hastily rising, she threw hat, covered with flo
5756.THOUGHTS. M. DE VEDELLES was immediately struck with his visitor's beaming expre
5757.ll! I am not at all apt to be melancholy, M. le Gomte, and I have indeed no reas
5758. to complain. Things are not going badly with me, as times go." " Your business
5759.a girl of seventeen." Rose sighed deeply, and her father went on saying: "I woul
5760.? " so surprised, papa, and I really hardly know if I am awake or dreaming.
5761. so surprised, papa, and I really hardly know if I am awake or dreaming. The ide
5762.nowledge of business, and are especially conversant with questions of land in th
5763.all this nonsense? " M. Lescalle sternly said. " Are we going to play the fool a
5764.o all sorts of affairs, you are not only experienced you have a pretty quick and
5765. I meant. can speak quite confidentially." "I fessor." whom one always go on the
5766.t I have two sons? " " Yi> though I only know M. Jacques a very charming ; girli
5767.he next day to La "He is also remarkably clever, and has already distinguished 2
5768. a hundred " thousand francs, I scarcely think " That she would accept Geor " Md
5769.ll of intelligence, and even, apparently, " least." Oh, indeed! then he has not
5770.oing to say. On the contrary, it is only since a brain fever, followed by a typh
5771.nse as many a one who gets on creditably in a quiet and obscure position. If he
5772.the subject, M. le Comte? " Well, really, the only thing I can think of, is to f
5773.t, M. le Comte? " Well, really, the only thing I can think of, is to find him a
5774. him a wife, and to let him live quietly in the country either with us, or in a
5775.n this neighborhood. He is passion itcly fond of the country and the seaside tha
5776.e country and the seaside that is really the only taste he seems to have. My wif
5777. and the seaside that is really the only taste he seems to have. My wife's healt
5778.lse? " age " Well, M. le Comte, I really cannot think of any one else." " Oh, I
5779.y. If 1 could meet with something really suitable, I should not mind adding to w just occurs to me the Count anxiously asked. my own daughter." reflected for
5781.owever, a difficulty, even if MI; family. certainly should think so. our side."
5782.ifficulty, even if MI; family. certainly should think so. our side." thought "I
5783.d welt-principled girl, who would supply to him our place, and who could make he
5784. " How so, M. le Comte? and consequently securing, the election of "By supportin
5785." thought as much," M. Lescalle inwardly ejaculated. I M. Lescalle was listening
5786.ed. I M. Lescalle was listening ittently to the Count's words, and busy thoughts
5787.francs of her own, which could be hardly " reckoned a dowry " I beg your pardon,
5788.rriage portion. five "It is not unlikely. But I hardly know how I could support
5789.. five "It is not unlikely. But I hardly know how I could support M. Jacques, se
5790.cess will become, in your case, a family concern." " Well, there is truth in wha
5791. to use as lo the position of her family? ' ' " you its I shall be happy quite s
5792.e happy quite see that, and you can rely upon me. my influence in his favor; and
5793.o my daughter, I assure that I am highly flattered at your wish to have her for is Mdlle. Veslaint, but she is sickly." " that would never do." to trades-peo
5795.of inferior rnnU. ii Iiis master utterly failed. Lescalle, M. do Vedclles accomp to her, and her cold and reserve ouly made him the more obstinately bent on I
5797.serve ouly made him the more obstinately bent on I Count was speaking of George.
5798.y of rain which had fallen in the. early part of the year, had made Provence as
5799.aring at him friends. Some more sedately noisy crowd. of the consequential famil
5800.ue, and without moving, he rather rudely separated her from Artemon, took his da
5801.r his own, and was going away, hU family, Amongst the rest M. le Baron de Croixf
5802.ake the least notice of, are immediately remarked, and give rise all kinds oE su
5803.inds oE suppositions. It was accordingly a matter of great astonishment to the b
5804.about to give vent to. He said ta.erably calmly: "Your conduct, sir, is quite in
5805.o give vent to. He said ta.erably calmly: "Your conduct, sir, is quite inexplica off the negotiation " you so readily entered into? " You may think what you
5807.pposed to have young lady who had fondly stranpe-and the Richer family rendered
5808.had fondly stranpe-and the Richer family rendered inevitable, and all her hopes
5809.n the heart of more than one anil vainly more her surprise and annoyance increas
5810. silent for a few instants, as if hardly knowing how to preface what he had to s, if you please, tell us why you only family iu this place which offered a su
5812. you please, tell us why you only family iu this place which offered a suita- wa
5813.eved him to be a young man of no greatly exaggerated abilities, and somewhat bel in the neighborhood, and how deeply they had prejudiced Rose against George
5815. Vedelles. Seeing his daughter so deeply affected, he went up to her, and pattin
5816. to refuse Artemon." "If I am absolutely obliged to marry one or the other of th
5817.f the same mind." "Oh, " Having publicly broken off, as we have done, the affair
5818.ffair with the Richers, it is absolutely necessary that you should make a brilli
5819. marriage," M. Lescalle said. You really behaved very Lescalle observed. " What
5820. so taken by surprise, and so dreadfully annoyed, that I lost my head. But I am
5821.nto her father's arms, sobbing violently and in broken accents said "O my dear f, you cannot mean that you have really accepted this horrid proposal. I am sur
5823.ttled about it. it. and weeping bitterly. M. Lescalle loved his daughter, but ye
5824.she could take. Her maternal and womanly feelings made her understand better tha alin': " her pride, was not at ily, all improbable. Some girls of good fam
5826.nd in others a She governed despotically her household, and did not slave. endur
5827.aundry arrangements, and resisted openly any attempt on his part to interfere wi
5828.u llie idea that daugV submit implicitly to paternal authority iu that, as in al
5829.ental authority may Differbe justifiably exercised, iu any degree, ou this subje
5830.t in France, forty years ago, and cially in the provinces, there could scarcely
5831.y in the provinces, there could scarcely have been fonnd an which a first grief
5832.heart sank within her. But this was only a transient feeling. The habitual submi
5833.he mother's anxiety, and her own worldly nature soon resumed the upper hand. She
5834.xt Chamber." " " V for this : No, really department "Yes." " What miracle has br
5835.. The de Vedelles are a nobie and highly The Countess is very good and kind, and
5836.ry good and kind, and respectable family. my little girl will enjoy many advanta
5837.tages for an orator." his You think only of Jacques, and we really ought to take
5838.You think only of Jacques, and we really ought to take into It is a strange life
5839.ep your own carriage. You will be really one of the first ladies in this neighbo
5840.pered to her hi.* band: " How dreadfully pale George looks." " Oh, it is nothing
5841.h, it is nothing to signify the boy only wants cheering up." Madame de Vedelles
5842. and of the luxuries of life fell flatly on her daughter's ears. She made no ans
5843.r at it, for Mdlle. Rose is a remarkably pretty girl." 26 THE V -=. DAUGHTER. wo
5844.HE V -=. DAUGHTER. would fall in readily with all bis wishes. And then he touche
5845. and thai the Count added " These family considerations would not, of course, ha
5846.o secure " I ;L- never saw such a lovely complexion," Jacgucs added. a picture o
5847.hands and ,':(e ii-jst all calle re;illy looks like a fresh, ' those durk, sallo
5848.nd what they were at. She was singularly matter of fact and had very little pene
5849. not perceive George's emotion, and only saw that there was something going on w
5850.d even if you ceased to be so hopelessly indolent and gave up your strange ways
5851. ambition, > you can imagine how utterly impossible It would be an absurd folly
5852.y impossible It would be an absurd folly that she should think of you. bth " the
5853.father left off speaking walked silently towards the door. "Well, George?" M. de
5854.nd the wisdom of his plans. " I entirely approve of your intentions, my dear hus
5855.tions, my dear husband," she said, "only I hope if poor George objected to what
5856. poor George objected to what you wisely think would be for his happiness, that
5857.s, my dear Claire. My authority can only con- the sort of influence a parent has
5858.fellow," thought Ihe Count, "he actually requires a whole day to find something
5859.he i On the following morning very early son;s little shepherd boys who were car
5860.e carrying cheeses to Beausset, suddenly met George near Cereste, at about two l" as is not a man," the other gravely answered. thought it was the young gent
5862.d. " He I " country, which was evidently what his own inclinations pointed to, R
5863.ight; "and is the young gentleman really one of them? " Thurcsofl has told me so
5864.trying to take one of " no Do you really mean dislike to the idea of what you sa
5865. could happen to his brother. was really the Madame de Vedelles, she felt some s
5866.ore she thought of it the more nervously anxious she became. Her mother's heart
5867.ot vex him and brother refused to comply with my my decided resistance to the pr
5868.ll felt at in. His head aches dreadfully, and I cannot go on arguing on this sub
5869.chosen a wife for me, so let it be; only, please do not let us talk any more abo
5870.s troubled, and de Vedelles could hardly restrain her tears. Madame They had on
5871.riority "Well, dear mother, how smoothly it is all going on how obedient the dea hands. M. de Vedelles breathed freely. To him the relief was great. Without a
5873. and, I cannot get him to speak sensibly on the He says he has no objection to t, and yet subject. he seems wretchedly out of spirits. But I don't think you g just what it has been all along, only he is much more depressed that he used
5876.hted, and going up to his brother warmly shook his hand. Madame de Vedelles felt
5877.t, which her better feel ings bad vainly striven entirely to subdue, had been wo feel ings bad vainly striven entirely to subdue, had been working iu her hear
5879. the part of a guardian angel, invisibly watching over lives which, in differ- H of your famto you all, if it had ily, and feeling for a while as if I belong
5881.l. My dearest father, without absolutely objecting to my following mv vocation,
5882.e at La Pinede, the anhome of his family. But he exacted from me a promise, as 1
5883. e all loves, and in which every earthly love is absorbed and inn 'd, will not w
5884.there en in vain, if unconsciously 1 have caused pain to one you 'love tha
5885. heal and blessings, both earthly and heavenly, may 1 L! : feel it a duty blessings, both earthly and heavenly, may 1 L! : feel it a duty to tell you
5887. Pinede, but his vanity had been cruelly hurt. When it was made clear to him tha
5888.inede and his wife, he felt considerably called, to mollified and relieved. The
5889.ble French ejaculation, a :(e it. beonly a postulant in this house, but my real
5890. remember him od, and to ask unceasingly for him the pricegratefully before As t
5891. unceasingly for him the pricegratefully before As to M. George, bis rash vow gi
5892. S(pur Denise will one day claim of duly towards him. hmggood and great from him
5893. with cherishes ami prays for. that holy passion those With respectful and kind, George?" I , . the letter carelessly to his brother, who took it in an absen
5895. who took it in an absent and apparently listless manner, and slowly getting up
5896.d apparently listless manner, and slowly getting up from the couch, walked out o
5897. when he had disappeared from the family circle, and was supposed to have shut h
5898.d walked all the way to Toulon. Scarcely knowing what he was going to do, he fel
5899.tay at La Pinede; if she would be really to him a visible guardian angel, he wou
5900.seem, :e sagpecl what nd devoted itiiely by surprise; had never occurred to Mada
5901. give him courage to face his own family, and as consent to a marriage which cou
5902.nvent walls, but by a life as hopelessly separated from his own as if an abyss h
5903.m. George felt stunned, and mechanically walked on to the ramparts till he came
5904.e, the led a very strange, a very lonely life, with no inward own state of mind,
5905.lost his belief in religion, or entirely omitted its most essential duties; but
5906. of his soul had revived but it was only a reflected light as yet. During her ab
5907.been the delight, and at the same deeply. divine it were, of his existence. It w
5908.ull feeling in his heart returning, only with a more aching oppression than befo
5909.n the road: it was then that he silently slipped into his "Don't you bother your
5910.30 tnted. TUK Twenty fur her eager mtely questions were rising to her lips, but
5911.oothing to his vanity not This generally accepted version of the state of the ca hate and despise kept him from openly resenting the way in which her lather h
5913.m. relations with Madame George friendly No," Rose quickly replied; "put you." m
5914.Madame George friendly No," Rose quickly replied; "put you." me down where I tol
5915.was already the talk of the town, namely, that n iiary publicly broken off, namely, that n iiary publicly broken off his daughter's marriage with
5917.amps produced a somewl.:.t Richer family, who were restrained by no such con wer
5918.r's house, he gave way to sundry plainly, formidable amount ot hostility. M. Les
5919.of her daughter, whose grief sat heavily on her h -lit. The Baron de Croixfonds
5920. to disquiet him and he was particularly afraid of these drawing-room agitations
5921.lower classes in town and country easily interest themselves in discussions of t
5922.Mede everything was ready, and then only, he wrote to Auni to urge her to come b in bis letter not to inform her fully of the state of the case. lie an- When
5924.was go'ns; ; marry her darling. the only person capable of influencing M. Lescal
5925.eaded which she implored her Accordingly she sent a letter to her aunt, in to co
5926. possible, and contr'.ved so effectually to expedite them that a week after the
5927.en agreed upon by the two A-, to clearly be wrong not to prevent by every means
5928.he neighborhood. A party was immediately formed on the side of the Richers, whic
5929.on the side of the Richers, which loudly attacked M. Lescalle, who was accused o
5930.gain on Saturday Oh, " " though inwardly toiiseious that at any rats the first p
5931.e marriage to the following own The only undying all suit M. Lescallc's views. T
5932.esistance This did not at mind. Suddenly a bright thought struck the notary's Wh
5933.t in the " You can prone to hope blindly, and hope makes it carriers recollectio
5934. marriage As to Rose she had been hourly expecting to hear from her Aunt Mede wh
5935. Rose made a joyful exclamation, eagerly took the and carried it to her room, op
5936.ed it with a beating heart, ' "Perfectly." " Well, then, I think we shall settle
5937.of the day of the marriage. She had only been left just time to arrive in time.
5938.m. You I shall arrive at La Ciotat early on Thursday morning. can reckon upon me
5939.mpassioned pleadings. Aunt Mede actually rejoiced at her marriage, and satisfied
5940. which it did not seem to her completely satisto her terness. she began of him,
5941.last disappointment, if severe, entirely deprived Ler She saw no option but to s
5942.the words which, once read over, totally change our existence and fix our fate i
5943., when the Anglican service was the only valid form of marriage for all persons
5944.t simpler and yet more dry is the purely civil ceremony which in France seals, i
5945.a string of official sentences. The only valid part of the great act culled marr
5946.s were the all little town It the family got out, Jacques astonished at his comp composure. Madame The Lescalle family arrived shortly afterwards. Lescalle di
5948.dame The Lescalle family arrived shortly afterwards. Lescalle did not attempt to
5949.f what they were mality. of those easily doing, if they considered the irrevocab
5950.ered words, of that signature so lightly given, would they not oftencr hesitate
5951.he town, that she or yielding too easily to the persuasions of they not be more
5952.ut reason, union, the holiest of earthly vocations when sanctified by relig- pet
5953.bility. dest ef ths party, were probably Georgeand Rose, though the sadmore peac
5954.d been arranged that the Lescalle family should spend the day at La Pinede, and
5955.ough even in that case it would scarcely have been prudent to remain in the hous; but for Rose to go there was clearly impossible. George took no notice of th
5957.ose, went out on the terrace, and slowly walked to the place where Rose was sitt
5958.and then turned away in silence. Shortly afterwards the party broke up. As they
5959.nt was, under the circumstances, equally out of the question, and where to send
5960.send the young people the next day sadly puzzled Madame de Vedelles. She drew Ma
5961.ormed, that lady would have been greatly alarmed. When the state of the case was
5962.ked to La Ciotat. Countess. But suddenly, to the inexpressible relief of both, s
5963.rovisions for a cold dinner were hastily sent there. This was a very trying arra
5964.ose. 5Iise." the Aunt Mede smiled kindly on the boys, and walked fast down Rue D
5965.edious but for Jacques' unceasing lively talk. It was a relief to every one to s
5966.her 5Iadame Lescalle's maids were busily engaged in getting the rooms ready for
5967.o be at all ashamed of. So he was really m very high spirits, and showed good Mi
5968. ' her picturesque garden, of the lovely view " 1 wish sister --elf, had been he
5969. i si which was wont, disorder. to be ly am! nicely ar- many tears "Poor child!"
5970. was wont, disorder. to be ly am! nicely ar- many tears "Poor child!" Mi^e ! " P
5971., wlierc Rose kept her clothes carefully :. w:n all in .'Mede said. "At your age
5972.. "At your age tears Mow and plentifully, the font is not dried up. Later in lif
5973.I tried to pray. I prayed very earnestly, and I think God heard me and had pity
5974.for an instant that my marriage was only a bad dream. But now it all comes back
5975.nt up to the young girl and tried gently to raise her up and lay her on her bed.
5976.hat Rose was to trivances had completely succeeded, of, .' be married to George
5977. become the habit of her soul, the daily practice of submitting her every though of Him whom in that hour she ardently invoked, and then she set herself to th
5979.e that despairing young Heart, so rudely dealt with by those who yet loved their
5980.e always are when intiniai' and ardently [i d of a truth themselves, blame your
5981.funded the}' id for your advantage, only they do not 'and what you and 1 mean by i desirous to impart to others a holy enthusiasm in direction. the right Hie
5983.daughter's toilette, she was immediately surprised at the change in her countena
5984.ix one. . "You your eyes dispassionately on the future. Depon upondit, Rose, on
5985. that you were to be, one day, intensely happy. You think that this can never no
5986.eir joys vanish before they had scarcely been realized. They have had themselves
5987.your destiny some compensations." really satistied ,-,> "Dear me, Rosette," she was dear, is go to Belbousquet early this morning. ready by this afternoon,
5989.o speak to gowns," Rose me like bitterly and now that I .think of it, I forgot t is something sacred in such a misholy duty assigned to a woman to be a kind o
5991.continued, with two tears rolling slowly perfluous. " down her wrinkled cheeks,
5992.k, I can tell you, You have very hastily disthis dear child to her lot. to recon
5993.o your "I am afraid, my ' have strangely lost melancholy and morose Baron." Mada
5994.aid, my ' have strangely lost melancholy and morose Baron." Madame Lescalle list
5995.est tions, and not feeling able to reply off the conversation. Glancing at the t
5996. of the heart. Infinite graces, heavenly blessings without number, descend upon
5997., than those of their selfish or worldly souls, know deeper and truer joys who t Rose was listening to her attentively, Mise Mode's hopes increased of finding
5999.the soul to look upon she had so briskly and rapidly trod that very morning. The
6000.look upon she had so briskly and rapidly trod that very morning. The of grief wh
6001. the relatives ami friends of the family and then proceeded to the church. the h
6002. li"l married against her Itiehcr family, who had gone to the church, rather exi
6003. .dfronird that what he called (jtiielly. friends. 11: llioiistnict owed its nam
6004. 1 of so beam " Afler " the girl is only a ]ireity doll, at this moall," he said
6005.l last." la And then hi; kept constantly green and cool by a prcr very clear wat
6006.ollies and stunted pines which generally trees, off to the Estaminct dc Marine,
6007.ill it wa over but who afterwards nearly fainted away in the sacristy; Madame de
6008.since it had been announced, a.nd partly because he disapproved of lie considere
6009.y Italian villa. For many years its only inhabitant had been an old and very int
6010.d that evening for Paris. or the equally insensible cars of old Simon. One day M
6011.f the goats himself, and he so earnestly set about it by kicking and ill-using t
6012.noite was as wild, as simple, and lively as her own From the age of three or fou
6013.she had lived in solitude and cared only for the sky, for the clouds, for She lo
6014.avage got on well together, but scarcely exchanged ten words in the course of a
6015.ed of dry leaves in the garret To supply for the deficiencies of this very primi
6016.fe.-ted it . 1 tliniun'h self so visibly \Yheu they arrived at Belbousquet, she
6017. ile '_':ive whole of and so offensively, and, as he said, decided the their fut
6018.path skirl inn the brook. What strangely surprised at his writing her letter. co
6019.ver her spirit. She had enthusiastically accepted the idea of sacrifice and self
6020. transition to be discarded as a worldly, who had married for the sake
6021. resolution, he speaks so determin ately, and after all it is not my fault, and convinced you do possess, and I fully intend to try to make you as happy as u
6023.he Mairie, where we had been irrevocably united in the eyes of the law, and such
6024.. As that moment my mind was irrevocably made up. irrevocable as our apparent un
6025.e in exterior .appearance, and that only for a short I own that it was almost a
6026.ened, George went out with his gun early m the morning, and followed by his dog
6027.s house for a short time, but I Solemnly promi -e that I shall inflict as little
6028.into the drawin the passage, she hastily went Hearing footsteps b-fore she had a
6029.y at once I am ready to do so. have only to write to mo a note to that effect. I
6030.e most perfect stra;; t lima I earnestly wish 1 could restore to you your libert
6031. as that is not in my power, I earnestly hope that you may find happiiety of you you may find happiiety of your family and friends and the innocent of the wor
6033. we are sitting opt ) lin If it was only out of curiosity I to each other at din
6034.pleasure. Once or twice he smiled kindly as he went on The a mile from Bclbousqu
6035.tisfied with herself, and yet she hardly knew h.ilf had cause for self-reproach.
6036., and that smile on his pale, melancholy face was like a ray of sunshine on a sa
6037.strange to say, never looked attentively at George till then. Before their weddi
6038.p in the hall, TV.U come back. anxiously down when she heard was angry with hers
6039.racious manner. Thereson not unnaturally had taken a great dislike to George. Sh
6040.t shells. I don't know where he can only be the likes of such a little got them
6041.mpt, or at any rate to give him a bodily to 11. le Baron, me harm not your busin
6042.n ig. both her hands, and looked eagerly at the road. Perhaps some one was arriv
6043.Benoite standing near the She was vainly trygate with a great load of grass on h
6044. to La Pinede. .ing out the opened early this morning, and spent some hooks that
6045.thered a foxglove and looked attentively tlnounh the class at the inside of the
6046. at the inside of the flower, and really aston- CHAPTER A XVI. CRISIS. ox unders
6047. the corner of the stove. Oh, how slowly approached, like n bird who longs to pi
6048.ut suspicious of your intentions, hardly ventures to come near enough. However,
6049. what she saw there, exclaimed, " lovely!" upon which the little girl folds, Ben make up for the answers not generally to the purpose which he made to the com
6051. of countenance expressing al- ternately assent and surprise, in a way winch gen
6052.t and surprise, in a way winch generally satisfied hLs loquacious companion. So
6053.e behaved to her, and, shaking violently her saucepan, in which she was making a
6054.n they meet in the grove before they fly nsvay But I have told him things he doe
6055.oite. After dinner, the post, which only reached Belbousquet three times a week,
6056.le, finding all was going on so smoothly, said that word I don't "What me on the
6057.g to dawn on her mind that George w only not a fool this his letter, that letter no one knew of, and which he probably conof the good God. When ful, half-eage
6059.-.peril in ll>e. n pang she could hardly account for. with coM, quaiii distant,' .-ibout it, there . mig :is merely from a though she could " I :,m .sure t at this hour, and Monjjeur .generally comes home, that way with Wasp, who lia
6062.her. peared a 1 1 i can make him quickly feel that when we agreed to the marriag
6063.he coun- and Madame Lesealle reluctantly waived the point. day or two afterwards
6064.hat lables .,eemed turned. George really seemed to have conceived in face, as he
6065.the evening before. First about the holy shepherdess, Germaine Cousin, and then
6066.t somebody else, perhaps that would only make could like' him Whilst the little
6067.m out of the grounds, and then furtively made her way hate me." For two long hou
6068.urs Rose mused in this way, and was only disturbed from these absorbing thoughts
6069.le Baron in the dining room. She hastily came down stairs, and was so preoccupie person now sitagitation, could hardly at long intervals, some ting opposite t
6071.als, some ting opposite to her, and only uttering, thrown and to behind the benc
6072. the bench, and, on her knees, carefully collected every fragment of the torn-up
6073.m; then, locking her door, she patiently and carefully reassembled and adjusted her door, she patiently and carefully reassembled and adjusted the bits of wr
6075.nplace observation. She became painfully nervous, answered in an impatient manZo
6076.clearing away the ner, and spoke crossly to each other. He things, she had knock
6077.ask you to excuse me. I have a bad denly, and said, " headache, and must go and
6078.ill, Rose?" George said, more graciously than usual. was in literary knowledge,
6079.ic of poetry and they expressed forcibly strong and vehement feelings. They seem
6080.hink I shall all " By means. I feel only a little stupid a li go and see my Aunt
6081.ll go to Marseilles." Rose made no reply. She could not think of anything she to
6082.tself to self-deceit She dressed hastily, and went down stairs past nine o'clock nine o'clock. Breakfast was laid only for one on the dining-room table. Thcre
6084.d him, but he would not tell me. He only patted me on the shoulder, and said we
6085.. oppressive. Rose thought how strangely different things had turned out from wh, Benoite was looking at her wistfully. At last she said Perhaps if you had it
6087.or her money." described was in a lonely situation at the some rocks; tho neares place to it was Cereste. She easily found it, and explained to the paralyti
6089.looking with admiration at Jose's lovely face. " I am the wife of the gentleman
6090.the gentleman who has visited you lately," she answered, and for the first time
6091.m to a name she would not have willingly given up. " Then the good God has rewar
6092.of mine! " How so: " said Rose earnestly, drinking in each of th. very kind to y
6093.t till the day that surprise, especially the I little nd( rings in the hills, .
6094.i none of them, world of your own family, who manner . < i, believe of iier
6095.dreading to hear the answer. Not exactly. Mise. lie told me he had been ill, and
6096.most go out of my mind. He smiled kindly, and then just said those few words, an
6097.he told me when I was crying so bitterly, something a great saint- had said abou, and at Ah, Light had been gradually dawning on Rose's mind, and this singul
6099.ning on Rose's mind, and this singularly -thrown in her way, revealed to her the
6100.ealize. George de Ycdelles was a totally different being from the one the report
6101. pray for us both," Rose repeated softly, and two large The letter which Toinett and a carriage and servants the only eh She kept the letter from George's fr
6103., with a pang, for she felt how unlikely it was that he would come back, though
6104. the first days of your honeyfor' 1 duly received the leitre rfc /<','> part, an
6105. one day together, on just such a lovely evening as this one, and visions of dom
6106.i wedded girl who had, as she mournfully said to herself, to point, 1 say it' wa
6107.the mountains, which you have apparently retired, a sick old woman to visit and
6108.old woman to visit and a work of charily to lie done. When we wer ai college, nn
6109.ed style, and surrounded by tall stately larches which added to its rather gloom
6110.of these w< luding, as it did, his early death in the C'r. . never succeeded in
6111.ot to be struck with. "Oh, what a lovely countenance!" Rose inwardly exclaimed;
6112.hat a lovely countenance!" Rose inwardly exclaimed; and then she saw, at the cor
6113.t La Piucde for the first time. Suddenly it flashed upon her that as she was goi
6114.had cared for and regretted so intensely. Who was he Then the idea of Mdlle. de
6115.the idea of Mdlle. de la Pinede suddenly struck her; : to call forth all its lat
6116. Seeds sown in her soul during the early years she had spent under her Aunt Mede
6117. the day that she was walking listlessly by her mother's side sion they had made
6118.e. de la Pinede George had so profoundly admired, so pas- This agreement, this s
6119."Yes, eyes as the living type of womanly perfection. " I can feel for him, I can
6120. for him, I can pity him now. I mentally exclaimed, can understand what his aver
6121.what his aversion must be to the worldly, What a strange fate on girl he thinks
6122.girl he thinks he has married. sionately lored. must be so. hand, and gazed It S
6123.p emotion. She thought that the heavenly expression of that beautiful face told
6124.e story of the vocation of the unearthly love which God had given to .vored chil
6125.i- Heart. She felt no jealousy, scarcely that George should have known, and love
6126.r saint. And is it possible? Do I really lovo him, now written, and that he hate strange, different feelings, I hardly know how to begin tell' my nep Two larg
6128.ut that thiuic it would it, lie n:y duly to of " but if go to I don't know Madam
6129." you, and all of us, and his own family, have made a great mistake about George
6130.He is one whom a woman could most dearly love and admire. And if on the day we w
6131.ull of ; same time a pure though earthly affection was dawning in her heart. She
6132. whom she now felt she could have dearly loved, might never care for her, never
6133.methiug higher and, greater than earthly love, than earthly happiness. That ligh
6134. greater than earthly love, than earthly happiness. That light which sometimes b
6135.That light which sometimes breaks slowly on the mind after long years, someifter of their days, not always permanently or consistently, but it shines on the m
6137., not always permanently or consistently, but it shines on the mountain-tops, ev
6138.ned here till last Monday, but we hardly spoke to one mi ec mse he saw me lookin
6139.young hand which erewhile was helplessly stretched out m the midst of unfathomab
6140.eet her Aunt Mede, whom she had urgently invited to come and see her, the eyes o
6141.u .-ay you did not speak together hardly at all?" Then Rose, in an artless and t
6142.ome see it, all," Mdlle. Lescalle slowly ejaculated but. oh, " It may all right, hers, and, looking at her ear- calmly and so wisil'ull'. . ',01 . 1 li I -H J
6144.bad taken place in that young She slowly took up the words Rose had uttered, aud
6145.ined a moment silent. for " So strangely blended, ray child, that a heart broken
6146.f he had, if he had coi and deliberately rejected the wife God ha- given him, it
6147. him, it w< still be your duty patiently, sweetly, iy, to pray, to long for his
6148.w< still be your duty patiently, sweetly, iy, to pray, to long for his return, n
6149.the l*ope of it, and whilst rising daily higher in the upward path to which God'
6150.urches. I did not know till quite lately, till these few last days, what prayer
6151.and I do not give up the nope of earthly happ.uess for her either, if she will b
6152. if though married you are irretrievably separated from him whose name you bear,
6153.ou know, Aunt Mede, that I think, really "P.Thaps i not, Aunt Mede; might depend
6154.and what was best for me." " Very likely he did, 1'osy, and we must find out the
6155., and that Mdlle. Lautard might not only consult Sieur Denise, but seek out also
6156.of those women whom people instinctively turn to when a thing has to
6157.r poor people in the neighborhood, sadly in want both of a little help and of mo
6158., seemed opening to the young so rapidly grown from a child into a woman. It a s
6159.eetness and almost lift it above earthly cares and joys, and that she was guided
6160.e by one so clear-sighted and thoroughly sensiThe thought had crossed her mind t
6161.rseilles, amongst whom she indciatigably labored, that, in consideration of her
6162.haritable Her father had heen intimately acquainted with Mdlle. Lescalle, and sh
6163.solation in the midst of She ills family and deep melancholy had painfully struc
6164.t of She ills family and deep melancholy had painfully struck her. thiu'.L'ht th and deep melancholy had painfully struck her. thiu'.L'ht that Mdlle. Laut
6166.he one hand, she had heard it positively stated that e It seemed strange his int
6167.ated and shown to her militated strongly against the House of Charity of St. Vin
6168. at one stroke the heart from all merely human joys, could have bo her unscathed
6169.Was that her vocation^ SluMvn: strangely brought about, strangely accomplished?
6170.uMvn: strangely brought about, strangely accomplished? her without seeming to do
6171.e was not incapable of acting rationally, or and soon made up her mind that whet
6172.hat her heart was not free that not only had she discovered that George dc Veil
6173.iToundinv; si-eiiery, !o the SisClinrily, hi'" him. and 1 if : and and his frien
6174.ld he farthest seen, and gazed wistfully upon it. When in the house, if the gate
6175.ould be free from jealousy and lovijigly altraeled tain that it. Your father and Ihat could happen 1,, is hope if only he ha Let us lose no ti tell Simon to f to herself, and almost as impatiently as Rose d for the postman's arrival on
6178.wards, calledat Belbousquet lie had only one letter to leave, and it was not add
6179.d her hands trembled so she could hardly unseal the envelope, Mdlle. 1. watched
6180. him from her childhood, and was quently on familiar terms with them. shall i < business of mine." un- It will hardly surprise you to hear that- I am embark
6182.than li he added, patting affectionately the mules, which had certainly worked h
6183.tionately the mules, which had certainly worked hard in their day. Then he hoist's Milli- "Of on her saddle as lightly as if she had been a bird, Ins dai I an
6185.r, thanks to your Jacques will certainly be elected deputy father's exertions, a
6186.charms, though your fate is a melancholy one. I have begged my father and my bro
6187. fortune, which I wish to leave entirely to you, with the exception of a small a
6188.that I . wings, to bear her more rapidly to Marseilles, and Mi-v was obliged now
6189.rn novelists, I would But as I am gladly pul. myself altogether out of your way.
6190.f paralysis, and M. le Docteur Sincerely yours, GEORGE DE VEDEIJ He is quite con
6191.ft letter, very generous and kind " only only it my There heart." is Cure ha- be
6192.tter, very generous and kind " only only it my There heart." is Cure ha- been to
6193.ed at all for any he-irt breaking, silly child. Even if we cannot slop Ihe depar
6194. 'he is something so rannot tell exactly, madame; but I suppose towards sunset.", thou alone How all wn.' (lie f'tnily How with le long would tell, it take to
6196.u going ! do?" Mdlle. Lesthere a.ivously Waite - ihe answer. \o:i ihin'.;, Aunt
6197. where she helped the Sis!' this Charily to nurse the soldi These words made the
6198., so her bright, fine face, her slightly hump-ba. well-known 11 tell the old lad
6199.he meaning of that beseeching look. Rely on your old Aunt Mede. What can be done
6200. and went on their way, each with a holy purpose, each with a silent prayer. Whe
6201. children both so young, bolh so wrongly dealt with; a poor old servant at La Pi
6202.oo, she thinks, which none of his family seemed to suspect. Slop a minute, I wil
6203.ison with the matchless face, the lovely figure, Ihe commanding there was a twin
6204.rur Denise and whi. h not prove entirely misplaced, according to the naand state up your voyage, and go to dangerously him. ill, and nil-: ^<>TARY'X DAUGHTKI:
6206.ousquet. The fact was that hi completely satisfied with hi-i reasoning, and had
6207.brow. He had no doubt some of his family, or his wife's relations, had written t
6208. God! he " him. I cannot run immediately exclaimed, ' could resist you, I feel s
6209.few lines addressed to him, he violently. looked pale and agitated, but did not
6210.; our old servant Vincent is dangerously ill, and asks for me. I must be with hi
6211. Well, if it had been one of your family, my dear fellow but. After you had made
6212.. After you had made up your mind really, I cannot see that you had such strong
6213.etermined not to return to your " really an exagtried to convince me is " " ; Qu
6214.sagreeable scenes, which you so strongly argued you wished to avoid. Come, write
6215.ught. " Except my mother, he is the only creature in the world who really cares
6216.he only creature in the world who really cares for me. I shall write to him from
6217.emselves at that moment on a square ugly building " which he knew well by who kn
6218.nd kind friend; do not judge me severely I am not as wayward as you think." " We
6219.nute; I must give you, if you are really going, a letter I received just now fro here in a out, moment," was the reply, and he sat down again with a strange s
6221. looked at her for .pon tinu' previously to h him. little [y parents were bent o
6222.hem then, what right have you DOW to lly in their faces by forsaking the wife th
6223.f in joke, perhaps, and you deliberately break one you made to protect and cheri, how blind you have " been how nearly wicked without knowing it " She hates m
6225. am not so bad as you think me. I really thought what I meant to do was best for
6226.eiiisc de la Pinede, which unconsciously was changing also the The wild, the agi
6227.f a rash promise, which you had probably by this time forgotten." " I have forgo
6228. between two duties which seemed equally imperative." "That of consoling Vincent
6229.f you choose, even if it was But earthly happiness may still be full of trials a heart. Now she seemed like a heavenly Tie felt half indignant, half subdued.
6231. to do that, M. George-, are a perfectly truthful person, and I am sure you will
6232. dust of the drive something wonderfully refreshing in in the diligence the tin
6233.iccii tlic ol'jcel, that he could hardly realize having actually seen and spoken
6234. he could hardly realize having actually seen and spoken to her, looked in her W
6235. M-emed tion with S.r in!>. those lovely blue eve,, and said, " It is a dl turne
6236. so low that he thought she could hardly have heard them, made her start up on t
6237.nd then said " fore so strong? Ho hardly* liked to acknowledge to himself the ch to the lie tried to reawaken heavenly object of Dante's poetic worship. but n
6239.d this earth doing good, that and lovely Sister of Charity. She carried dirty ch
6240.?, " be comforted; he died so peacefully just after receiving Holy Communion; M.
6241. so peacefully just after receiving Holy Communion; M. le Cure gave him the last
6242.was " " his, I it?" ftose colored deeply, turned her they not occur and re-occur
6243. guess what it was,'' George said gently, taking her hand in " Was it to tell me
6244.thing to eat, an offer which they gladly accepted, for the fatigues and emotions
6245. paler than usual, a deep color suddenly rose, and made her silent one. ferent l
6246.look prettier than ever. Ho could hnrdly believe she was the same girl ho once t
6247.a beating heart, and, treading as softly as he could, he gazed at the lovely sle
6248.ftly as he could, he gazed at the lovely sleeping face with irre" And " does she
6249.r countenance was transfigsimultaneously ured, no wonder that the commonplace pr
6250.preltincssof a thoughthad become womanly beauty of a higher order. Suffer ini ha
6251.him tie his horse to a tree, and rapidly mount the steps It was Artemon Richer.
6252.i|iict. Slu- thought of those melancholy momenta when nothing but a few cold unm
6253. like he said. wouid be to stroll slowly, very slowly, through the woods to our
6254.. wouid be to stroll slowly, very slowly, through the woods to our _'ttie viua t
6255.bsent from home, that none of his family were at La Lescalle on an electioneerin glad you are come back and she gently laid smiling her hand on his with so de
6257.hich, in her loneliness, must so heavily weigh upon her mind ' ' as rosy as ever
6258.n during those days at Belbousquet, only you did not notice it.' " Oh. will you
6259. I know I understand George," she gently said, know what you have felt what you, it all. I I was one so good, so holy that you of, loved. We glad can think a
6261. loved. We glad can think am Rose partly from fatigue, and partly from the sad a
6262. am Rose partly from fatigue, and partly from the sad and then joyful emotions s tears and laughter are both readily excited. There was something so ridicul
6264. of profound sensibility which the jolly and impudent Artemon assumed, and which
6265.haukcrchief raised to her face instantly convinced Artemon that she was deeply a convinced Artemon that she was deeply affected by his sympathy, and he was "
6267.madame, the sequel of which was abruptly cut short by the appearance of George,
6268.ect- " Who told George 'oiked up greatly surprised you about How did you hear? O
6269.t took the disappointed Aitemon entirely by surprise. ' ' of course," he said, "
6270.ddle of his civil speech rather abruptly, and with a heightened col r. George sp
6271. a heightened col r. George spoke calmly and civilly to the embarrassed visitor,
6272.d col r. George spoke calmly and civilly to the embarrassed visitor, hinted that
6273.. Rose, cared George looked up anxiously. For any one else before I married you?
6274.ness. Old Vincent's dying wish was amply fulfilled. She looked up at the windows
6275.the bridle on his aim. He saw her lovely face turned toward her husband with a a
6276.rage him, or did it give him an entirely new idea as to love and marriage an ide looked at these two man, and possibly, when he, too, married later on, a bett
6278.L THROUGH THE WOODS. on earth, of nearly perfect happiness. Such were those duri
6279.d to unite their souls even more closely than conversation. They often thus rema
6280.rees, and at the same time felt a deadly weight oppressing his mental faculties
6281.but which she supposed to be. an utterly aimless one They little knew how hard,
6282.hine It was a helpers '' strange, lonely existence, but not quite an unhappy one
6283.cent outline of the Jura mount- " really wish me to open my heart to you entirel
6284.wish me to open my heart to you entirely?" Every corner and recess of it," Rose
6285.did how hard it was upon you; how easily we might both have been wretched for li
6286.urning my illness, God seemed mercifully to make up for my mind in another direc
6287.isclose what sometimes I feared was only a self-deception, a childish illusion.
6288.h her slender fingers, which he tenderly kissed away. And then he told her of th
6289.h changed with every breeze his slightly flushed, his dark eyes kindling, and he cordiality between the members of ily this fam- party as they sat down to din
6291. left nothing to desire. It was a lovely evening, the same evening on which Geor
6292.erived from the purest sources, a deeply religious spirit and an intense love of
6293.o If for many a year George had silently suffered from tears. the absence of sym
6294.s. the absence of sympathy, it was amply made up to him that day. instantaneous. of the electoral struggle, so happily successful. Under the shade of those lo
6296.cessful. Under the shade of those lovely trees they sipped their coffee, and con
6297.ontinued this They would all most likely have slept interesting conversation. ve
6298.ed them from the fear of some absolutely fatal announcement, but left then agita
6299.paration between her and her despifamily. cable husband must be legally arranged
6300.spifamily. cable husband must be legally arranged. We are not going to be trodde
6301.wn the paire. and saw that it ended only with these words.) I have contented mys
6302.f with telling her that it is absolu'ely necessary 1 should see her and the Coun
6303.ttle dispute. Madame Lescalle, naturally enough, has taken her daughter's part a
6304.ew of the matter. Mothers fire up easily on such matters, don't they, ple have m
6305.his arm round her waist. " Now, I really think the best thing will be to accept.
6306.rable as a wife and mother, has one only defect, and that She goes off like a is
6307., and that She goes off like a is to fly into a passion on trifling occasions. r
6308.ughts followed. Her daughter, if legally separated from her husband, would have all, as Lescalle said, it may be only a bad joke." Then he soothed his mother
6310.her an should be at the door at an early hour in the morning, that they would go
6311.this will be just what she desires, only with a title and an income in addition,
6312. the town." It was wonderful how quickly this idea grew and expanded, and embell
6313.n issue. There was something essentially combative in Madame She liked strife an
6314.tongue. need not repeat It can be easily guessed in what all she said to that la
6315.s made her describe his conduct not only as it must naturally have appeared to h conduct not only as it must naturally have appeared to her, odious, but posit
6317. appeared to her, odious, but positively brutal. If he was not mad, she d be mus
6318.ircumstances and in no case she solemnly declared it in the presence of M. Lesca
6319.he CVITLKIH oaks. Exit she instinctively kept out of her way, and this was prude
6320.ame Lescalle in her favor. lier me Early in the morning this lady room in an exp
6321.s look every moment moi when they comply With her summons, especially if they an
6322.they comply With her summons, especially if they and her husband arrived togethe
6323.s heard, and the The Comtcsse de Veparly from Draiiuignan came in sight. :mxiety
6324.h the resigned look erable, the The only person was Jacques. He of a person wait saw neither George nor Rose, but only Madame looking grave and consequential,
6326.selle Lescalle; as to your son, God only knows where he is." Ah, where are they, as a glass of water had been suddenly dashed into her face. George and Rose c
6328.e drawing-room door, they saw the family party assembled there. No one knew exac
6329.rty assembled there. No one knew exactly what to say or do. so great was the rev
6330.s alone was self-posHe went up smilingly to George, and said sessed. " Congratul
6331. studied and insulting neglect, scarcely vouchsafing to speak to her. The faithf
6332.ood heavens! what has happened? Not only did Madame de Vedelles ejaculate these
6333. his mother and his wife, she could only look up to heaven in ardent thankfulnes She was her justice, did take fairly bewildered at a change which, to do inv
6335.ract his master's attention. On a lovely morning in May, two years Madame George
6336.nd glancing over its columns he suddenly made an exclamation. " Any important ne
6337. frolics of George and her boy. Suddenly she uttered an exclamation On which mad
6338. young poet whose have been so eminently successful, and to whom it is anticipat
6339.e west of France. This young man is only twenty-one years of age, and bids fair
6340.ot resent it. "Oh, if Aunt Mede was only here!" Rose cried out; and it seemed as that Mise Mede should join the family council, and had purposely sent her not the family council, and had purposely sent her note so as not to reach her qu
6343. was done in joke. but Peter cou'.d only smile, for he knew t PART PETER had had
6344. and besides this child, who, apparently, was about two years old, They, on reco
6345.ears old, They, on recovering their only two sailors were saved. They could not
6346.whose young flesh consider you as doubly bound. Why was your life given to you'w you say ? " " All th children of Holy Church find safety iu the Church, knowl
6348.e of the first of the Apostles. The Holy Father the Popo is also known as Peter
6349.; and they always made him speak plainly, and observe good manners. Colonel Penw
6350.of Peter. The boy had been conditionally baptized by Father Joseph, the priest w
6351.sed him without stopping, and frequently inquired about his learning. He would s
6352.ew him well enough to rep'y quite boldly, would answer : "God " Himself." " the
6353.n, to keep us all togelher as one family, and And who gave us to teach us all tr
6354.ur, "said Peter; "Baptism, Penance, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation." " And who
6355.d the Apostles were made by God the Holy Ghost, who came down ou them visibly on
6356.oly Ghost, who came down ou them visibly on the day of Pentecost and the Pope is
6357. b ; hail gone ; Colonel. liajuism. Holy F,uohnri;t, Confirmation, and Matrimony
6358.nswered it very often also. full of holy fear, and with knowledge and thankfulne
6359.he was to utter would come more solemnly from his lips than at that moment. The
6360.d the Colonel; and Peter went on readily. " Th Blessed Eucharist is the true Bod
6361. when you and Mrs. Penwarne weve at Holy Communion together, when I served Mass,
6362.forth :rom the porch was seen an ilderly lady, with quick, short, trembling step
6363.;rried Lord Greening and died, h< r only daughter, Lady Edith, was living at Pen
6364.ter did not wait to see any more. lessly and got into the entrance-drive land, H
6365.sand at the hour of our death. Keep holy. Do good to souls when you can, lor the
6366. from the sun by the branches of a holly-tree, he gave way to his grief; coverin
6367.gainst a heap The horse rushed violently to the loot of the hill. of stones. Peo
6368.r, who had pulled ff his jacket to hilly road. roll up for a pillow and piuce un
6369.hen Peter saw them he beckoned anxiously for them to come yet more speedily. Whe
6370.ously for them to come yet more speedily. When the first got to him he was a sai
6371. tears. " over the stile and was quickly out of sight. He had hardly Ah, yes you
6372. was quickly out of sight. He had hardly Ah, yes you've lost your best friend. H
6373.edges and across the fields, till slowly, which was just wh;:t tin: He ' said, T
6374. . i hi .1 tffl : mane, of the patiently .s , of God pray for for the friend who
6375. forth Irom t is e.irlh to join the holy dead, and for himself, who had to stay
6376. work out Mother " H'anding pony. " Holy Mary, t I, dle ;.n one :.i who had a kn
6377. thought that he knew truth, he had only begun to /.earn somert'eotion iu o r de
6378.ruths whie J to religi< to have suddenly got i-o full of life that all smaller t
6379.ation of any kind iu.all is life. family, this ploughing ? I prepares the place
6380.the gracious rain falls, and are quickly ii ui,k up by the prepared soil so w 11
6381.ld, and kepi and taught him. He heaitily loved those who had made a home for him
6382.r had had no duties to fulTheir heavenly Father had put it in to their fil towar
6383.d person ; " e have got t> do t ,s daily care for ourselves, keeping our hearts
6384.t gri< f. that you bring the seed safely to Mind yes, miini thi , 1'eter : ; i f
6385.n to us in the Ciiurcn tl;e one < ; Holy Catholic Church." Then the person who t
6386. All this was true, and young and lonely as Peter was he felt that there had bee -perity. The question very naturally rose in his heart as he stood there the
6388.d and benefactor, and he took it quickly from his ir Benediction, the hour for w
6389.consideration of forting sense of a holy time a time of solemn sotiiis and that
6390. home, Mrs. Beaui'h.iiEp h:.,, evidently not was usual on such occasions, for Ma pale c..eeks, and she could evidently hardly ! ! > the last things and the la
6392. c..eeks, and she could evidently hardly ! ! > the last things and the last hour
6393.ow in the sacristy he worked on silently, knowing what Mrs. Beauchamp wanted, an
6394. in a busy," said Mrs. Blauchamp quietly you could go to Then, in the sloak, the
6395.he face hidden by a veil, walked quickly, Stonemoor after Mass to-morrow morning
6396.he stopped by the bench which the family from the mansion may like to see you an
6397.u on the spot to wait on her immediately. I will write always occupied, and she
6398.eart thanked her. He felt very naturally that step to where Mrs. Beauchamp Beauc
6399.ed," she whispered. Edith turned quickly 1 Mrs. Beauchamp; and Peter again with
6400.e shall have Father Joseph back directly, and I will put out pleton is from home
6401.iping people, who would have undcubtedly made manv unand the sorrowing figure of
6402.king it you, and try to tell her exactly, and in as few words as you that makes
6403.ving come from her; > .:d certainly there immediately before his death." w.
6404.; > .:d certainly there immediately before his death." w.:s a p'iwer in wha
6405. I don't mean do with him. ter, scarcely able to keep from loud weeping. From in
6406.ancy Peter had been at home in that holy house. that I should have an unwilling
6407.d have an unwilling heart about it, only a sore Millice.nt had been three years
6408.said the priest, and Peter had gen rally spent at least half that day at the des
6409.rst act- self on earth, and he had nobly filled a great place but such ed a moth
6410.iid to you, such reverence as habitually dwelt in still with a touch of reproof
6411.r consolation ? Why, this, and this only that he was a "Wuy, yes; you are just p
6412.u'.h of my wor s. good Christian, a holy son of Holy Church." He likes to know a
6413.or s. good Christian, a holy son of Holy Church." He likes to know about the sci
6414.ave to go, and he therefore we-t quickly to Mrs. Beauchamp's room. ging the soil
6415.en ng to nature, "Mrs. Mills would reply, "but I always expect to see some g.iod ever expected him to be just exactly like o:htr iolks. Sli3 rose up when Pet
6417.aid and so Peter carried the case dearly loves his bath. The sea saved him, and
6418. far as day, hearts having been suddenly softened, sadly bru sed, a: d was possi
6419.rts having been suddenly softened, sadly bru sed, a: d was possible, the good op
6420.ayer to say and But on this day secretly every one wondered what would be- a gra
6421. of him now. he who had been so suddenly taken away from them had lived a life o
6422.he offering of the n, xt mo- ning'a Holy (jOmmonion, because t!;e soul of -t of
6423.ce who was busy at some work immediately opposite the window i, ; ; ; we in-! a
6424.e truth t.f our 1 membe:s *.f ouo family, living iu one faith, moved being by ou
6425. night? : She'd take fay." it And kindly, and it's no more than decent, I should
6426.a\ity on the lace of the man, who slowly smoked Lis evening pipe, which Ix longe
6427.s age. than for others. 41 There is only aunt and father at home," she said. " I
6428.she said. " I'm He spoke quite naturally, He really did not quite nnuergoing '.o
6429. I'm He spoke quite naturally, He really did not quite nnuergoing '.o have a wal
6430.s very h.ird sometimes. He would i early like to live like a king and keep us as
6431.ree shillings a Well," taid Mary bluntly, you never may again," week for your ro
6432.reign for looking after you, which truly I would have done for no more than the
6433.ames Gardener's cottage was a remarkably pleasant-looking good, my dear lad; you
6434.o together." And Mary, with her ungaibly ways, smiled a shy sort of smile and wa
6435.s : " O my dear boy," cried the motherly voice of thathearted woman, "thisisabrd
6436.away and take a house for urselves, only she's going t.> marry lioper; aud if we
6437.," he said. suppose; and we. have fairly muddled our brains to-day 10 try H7,'/-
6438." could not say a word more, nnd "I only the better f< r his emotion. She liked
6439.dgings without secu- already shone hotly she looked worn and shrunk, and she his
6440.for what I have got, and a man naturally values worth Edith was tuer J and s. Br Mrs. Peuwarne, but he went on bravely, in that garden; you are young to be le
6442.I will stand tue listening la..y eagerly extended for it. have to begin at once.
6443.t seemed to Peter as if she had suddenly are. There is nothing disagreeable betw
6444.loom"Nothing at all," said Peter bravely. It would have a 1 field cama iu and ec
6445.ery sorry With as little delay as dearly !" possible she -wishes to fulfil her h
6446.e here if you do. He had felt very oddly he could not explain to himself how her
6447. ue-v position iu But, my lad, I'm truly sorry for yon. You can't be one of such
6448.himself. A conceited ignorant Keep early years at whica to beg n a self-sui port
6449.hich x.e co uid not occupy independently for years to come, thinking. And in the
6450. that he must depend on the ; ; 1 family, Mr. in his goodness had not been in an
6451.fe seemed to change. They could scarcely spare even one thought tj themselves or, and idle tongues were even unusually busy. There are always plenty of people
6453.nd generous, as you say It may be safely said that not one selfish thought was i Joseph wag at the mansion. The family solicitor, he ate, and even for lodging
6455.he had never such points as particularly concern this household. Every- said ten
6456.aps other people were found who secretly suspected Mr. Bloomfield has lived for
6457.. The trustees of this that boy was only seven years old. I want you to refuse t
6458.I think " it had better be done directly. boy has beeu brought up. " " Now Why?"
6459.ere again soon to settle ment, for truly he had never in his life felt more asto
6460. cousin of the Col- to the will, jointly with Mrs. Penwarne, I wish it." goes, W
6461. d jue ? Why do you wish it ? " The only landed property he had to leave are his
6462.e is a man not much over thirty, plainly, bee juse you are not fit for the post.
6463.stees have under the will power to apply father dying when he was young. the win
6464.y of a concluding " and I remark, humbly pray that I may iu the future be that w
6465. youth. I don't hide that from you. Only had no effect on Mr. Bennet. "Take a we
6466.he spoke, ho would Well, I don't exactly, telegrams from Kichard Penwarne, the n
6467.usband di' d and left her with this only boy. application by testimonials, and g
6468. everything to be arranged thus speedily ?" That," he said, years' time, just at
6469.. But after saying Good-bye" very kkidly, Father Joseph look his mind I don't li
6470." I can't tell CHAPTER VIET. you exactly. He had a strong opinion that a differe he wants is directs and we have only twice a year to sign a paper by a home.
6472.ames Gardener stood still. steady, early allowed to frequent dangerous places, a
6473. ; ; . . "- ,*. . ] < -TH If I get * nly fifty-eigh>. * . sight what -r money '
6474. his ood f n-tnn It came on him suddenly, after having boon called a charity -bo
6475.hire. Ha was told the whole truth simply. He put his cap on aud went up to the B
6476.eter's eyes, for he f. It how gracefully she walk d, and saw how her bl ck hair
6477.was there well clothed, well feJ, safely housed, wise with g o 1 teaching, full
6478. came into the room she looked strangely, for her any tongue en tell. heavy blac
6479.ade the He had to keep his hands tightly clasped as a sort of discipline to prev
6480. saying too much or speaking too eagerly. " I am cjme io say that I am thankful.
6481.ll ing about them. carriage moved slowly on. Mrs. Penwarne had had it opened tha
6482. Mrs. Penwarue? Peter?" she asked gently, with a a smile covering her quiet face
6483.s fell now, and he cried out, not loudly, Peter!" "O but from the very d pth of
6484.e this paper with a few words on it only. They are tije words of one whom the Ch
6485.n ou/ hands, for the crown is given only to the vic' which was done; nnd so the
6486.gram to say that they had arrived safely iu London, and found all things properl
6487.iu London, and found all things properly in order. There was pi. uty of talk in
6488. so hot over it it is the. mouth of July," expostulated Peter, glad to turn what
6489. a home for yourself. Part in a friendly way with those who are older and worse a very lino you:ig man tall, strongly made, and d eidedly g od-looking. Ho ha
6491.g man tall, strongly made, and d eidedly g od-looking. Ho has improved in every
6492.tholic Association, ho serves Mass daily, and is steady at his duties ; and perh
6493.c pursuits and Miss Jane, who was r .aly a learned woman, had be n a great assis
6494.-five years of age; very good, decidedly well-looking, always well dressed; mode
6495.s of n atuessaud uiceness, and perfectly well mannered. In former days they had Treddington 1 ad received their early instructions at their hands. Mrs. Peuwa
6497. through summer and winter haj regularly been sent t > them by his orders. These
6498.iet consistency which marked their daily life. They had now 6499.hem for two ye ra. This lady had 'lately gone wita some friends to perfect th i belonged to him, and winch th ; early, faithful, persevering teaching of holy
6501., faithful, persevering teaching of holy friends had fos- . tered and st.engthen
6502.he was a Christian ; because he not only knew the Catholic faith and believed it
6503. practised it always because he not inly lovt d God, but m ; ; (- Him self. in h
6504. again. I After three years. From nearly fourteen or fifteen years of age to pro
6505.teen or fifteen years of age to probably neary eighteen. WhaJ. was Peter like ?
6506.e evil in his neighbors he 1 ved in holy ignorance of other people's faults, and
6507. Mrs. Beauchamp, who watched him closely, ard g ve him many a prayer as she sat
6508. he owed something to t e being so truly an orphan, without parents or re aG J a
6509. tives, without a friend from any family connection. had given him all that he h
6510. everything it had been kt to a properly. And wealthy tenant, who was equally ki
6511.rly. And wealthy tenant, who was equally kind to Catholics and Protestants, and
6512.osper so well, and grow rich so speedily. Her rooms were gay with flowers from P
6513.gardener's i clever enough, oi' a lively disposition, and fond of In socie'.y. O
6514.ot in GarJeuer had prospen d wonderf lly. He had Fred's heart before he knew Pet
6515.ion that t^afe, and be a Useful matronly help to Mr. Bloomfield and his Drake cr
6516.iue near the coal-stores she went gladly, and many a happy for nil. '. " I r.m f
6517.e* used to get to Penwarne, occasionally, and if he could get there very early o, and if he could get there very early on a summer morning, he would serve Mas
6519.d like Peter. Mr. Breward. so thoroughly well conducted, and so entirely to be d
6520.oroughly well conducted, and so entirely to be depended upon, introduced him to
6521.e. Talking, boastful, conceited, worldly company had made He knew that he should
6522. time, and so he him what he worked only just enough to keep his place and avoid
6523.a year had paying speculations not o. ly in pl.nts, shrubs, and trees, but in bu
6524.esaving man all his life, and had wisely kept his safe till he ing uninjured." m
6525. do suppose I have lived on the beggarly allowyou ; ! Mrs. Kop.r and Mary Garden
6526.' d for the mansion, and as Mr. Cleverly disliked all trouble, and wished to mak
6527..r en were kept apart for Mrs. Cle verly's pleasure, and James was for them ia i have had it all now," he said angrily. T^is five. was Fred Drake's view of hi
6529.e know that ho invests it, be'.is family. mo furniture tor a house in the cau-ol
6530.gence. His own desires had been his only law. The effects were now sad inPeter,
6531. have no more ready cash I am in as only fort pounds a year for all you reckon u
6532.ich would be easier," said Peter quietly. "Why, so you may, and so you could but
6533.bsorbed by the accounts, and his . daily labor well. was of an anxious sort. Pet so good half of what I owed. scarcely and forgiving about it, I had not the h
6535.t to tell him that he o / had heard only the half of the folly I had committed.
6536.o / had heard only the half of the folly I had committed. and not only Father Jo
6537. the folly I had committed. and not only Father Joseph, but also the piiest of t
6538.what he was, and he had an inexpressibly pleasing you know." "I know that there
6539.ght to say that carried on perseveringly by lavish hands like yours. You are the
6540. you by my husband. What L gave you only that is, you are giving it away to moue know." him. Peter spoke very quietly. He was afraid of vexing Fred, "Lay up
6542.t on, with her calm eyes fixed smilingly on would not wait for an answer. He too get it ? " asked Peter, very quietly. ; i ; ; ; ; ; ; ; i i M ; 1 14 s9 they
6544.ou, or have you wr.tten to heaved gently beneath the s^y. The shadows were broad
6545.he outlines of the buildings, distinctly marked, gave "No I am not expected. Let
6546.were not worth a second glance by rectly. A great silence seemed to have fallen
6547.tle of good and evil went in ceaselessly, end where the into the church, and he down in his sight and prayed till the priest " Peter turned his eyes
6549. back and a shubbery at the side. rectly ?" There lay a long level tract of gras
6550.h led to the cricket- brier had suddenly reminded Peter of old days; and then he
6551.ith you." " What is the sent him, nearly five years back, by the hands of Lady E
6552.n our hands, for the crown is given only to the simply tell all, straight out,"
6553.or the crown is given only to the simply tell all, straight out," he said, speak, speaking that victorious." seriously, and witli that gentle air of holy auth
6555.ously, and witli that gentle air of holy authority very So ended the day, Peter
6556.n. "Everything You will promise solemnly Once more the moon rose with its lull,
6557.for an "Fatl-er," said Peter, pleadingly, "it is about omnibus which would soon which would soon pass by. not exactly about myself. Mr. Breward has been robb
6559.pon its way, and lie stood still, lonely aud gills to school at Boulogne. They a
6560.s stolen his mojey from him, and greatly enrieln laughter with as much good temp
6561.m< I had known that Drake had frequently got vividly. It was then ten o'clock, a
6562.wn that Drake had frequently got vividly. It was then ten o'clock, and the bank
6563.iier into money difficulties. could only be just opened. I went straight to Mr.
6564.ho This money must be repaid immediately. to Mr. Brcward's. was drinking wine he
6565.come to by which James shall immediately receive a coriuiu there. Sharp words ar
6566.aini-t you. pected payment was made only this morning after the trunks hands. By
6567. ? " Where is James ? " bank immediately. I suspect you I have reason to suspect
6568. I I I've paid " I will borrowed it only borrowed it: I'm going to confess it aw
6569. appoint to-in 'rrow." "L^tme thoroughly understand you. You will tell Mr. who l
6570.hy as Breward all about his nephew, only cancaalin:; this mornand you will cover
6571.e sums to bo paid exceeding very largely what he had received to be paid should
6572.ard has a >' Mow, Peter, listen directly i.iuk in another year, if ho can't bo h
6573.bring on you hut by this act ho not only wishes to save your chanie er, but he w
6574.r. Breward. His employer has a So I only mention Peter's right to know what he k
6575.ill be explained to act the in the oizly honorable riaht That Father Josph. Ther
6576.ossible to imagine anything more utterly and miserable than was James Garden r's
6577.o not," said Peter. "But I speak plainly, as I have deposited your money without
6578.ount a; the bank seph ? I shall scarcely be in time if I walk you know what I at
6579.arate tween you and Drake. This can only be done by refunding seer t, Frederick
6580.young friend, I should speak differently. But this I c. three (lays' notice wher
6581.etty well restored; and IVliT Sa, freely w'.ien he seven pounds were safely lodg
6582.reely w'.ien he seven pounds were safely lodged and placed credit in the Treddin
6583.f him to his She greeted him very kindly. uncle as soon as he returned. Of cours
6584.t he dreaded the cxpopAire of hi-i folly to his uncle, and yet he longed to have
6585.ed to have everything known, as the only way better." She took him to her own si
6586. at Mr. Brewnrd's house, he had steadily refused to ings either at Mr. Breward's reckoned up the money he had actually Then they talked of the tenants at the
6588.said how kind both Mr. and Mrs. Cleverly then a further sum were to her brother,
6589.est on the borrowed money which probably would be paid ns a bonus to James Garde
6590.Mrs. Koper ? I which were unquestionably disgraceful to Drake, without giv- the
6591.of falls-out with her father. thoroughly steady men he hr.d lost that chance of
6592. is satishis fortune; and he had greatly diminished the sum of money fied; and s
6593.ever had a clever tongue, but Past folly, present pain, and wonderful deal of fa
6594.ut her soul could converse with the only with an angry repentance and a vindicti
6595.d wards James Gardener, which it greatly troubled Peter Sands to be in trouble s
6596.uble weighing on it, and he looked early took God for her fr;end, and she never
6597.ine than was good for him. Most heartily did Peter UK; return of Mr. Breward. In
6598.n. But Mary has got to bear the " singly now, and she has had a, good deal to be
6599. she has had a, good deal to bear lataly. never did. a WRECKED "I nm Borry," exc
6600.which Miss Lance pronounced to be really very creditable to him, a d !:<> and Dr
6601.iss Lance's mind as the music did Nearly i ; "Yes, T know tlmt." " It was t have
6602. for and 1 little concert soon they only waited for the return of Mr. and Mrs. B
6603.e practising, and the cake and wine duly brought out for "Yes; and a wife. made
6604. with oaths No," Fred answered hurriedly. hope I may never s'e and anger, that h
6605.words iiv Now I'd take her a peculi .rly vindictive manner, hissing them forth u himself. He let him go home, and only s 'id, " Go to of settling down as we h
6607. and get a good night's rest. You really want it." lieve every word James Garden
6608. " Yes, I do," und shook hands cordially and But there is no turning Mary. She h
6609.ry. She has been a good went out quietly enou h. greater. The d ys fo lowmg pass
6610.the last. But that man has dealt falsely with me, and I'll make ing. As has been
6611.hat Gardener had been made to re- easily till the night before ihe day fixed for
6612. he got there he saw a man turn suddenly you house, " I s.iw him last on tae ver
6613.'s house. Peter knew the mau immediately. Indeed the man made no my life I shall
6614.lic-house a house which bore a tolerably good character where sue thought she mi
6615.nd in his presence the story And exactly as it, had been planned, f lly \v;is to
6616.d exactly as it, had been planned, f lly \v;is to l>o truly told. : so it was do
6617.d been planned, f lly \v;is to l>o truly told. : so it was done. Peter began his
6618. lin,-, we know. one on whom we can rely, and you may be no worse in the end for
6619.have had ; and your worst nay, your only enemy unation. IK if. must t is ; " you
6620.urself. "Yes tell it aging tone. a manly satisfaction in getting ib off your min
6621.n honest ad- after this Mr. Breward only said, " Bemember what I have commanded
6622.ered by sympathy with him. He had really suffered while giving, in Fred's presen
6623.words of one who desired truth, and only the truth, even though the truth must b
6624. you the best bargain I can consistently withhon .r, so I must learn every circu
6625.nt he had found wonjs to express exactly all he had to tell, but aiter the xc le
6626. man's confession for him. He ruse early, not much rested by his He went out ear
6627. was before the hour for the usual daily Mass. known that it was too early he ha
6628. daily Mass. known that it was too early he had gone thtre for a quiet holy hour
6629.early he had gone thtre for a quiet holy hour and to pray. Presently he saw a He
6630.a quiet holy hour and to pray. Presently he saw a He had enstrange priest come i
6631.e him, to which he referred occasionally and he told the whole story, from the f
6632. consented to a theft. He spoke steadily, keeping all emotion out of his voice,
6633.k you." Two very common words, certainly; but thfre was something in his voice a
6634." priest. "If you are, Peter immediately prepared the altar, got the priest his
6635.he docks; walked farther than he usually walked when he went out before breakfas Miss Lance's house. was going quickly through the streets ho met James Garden
6637.en I tell you." But Peter passed quickly, saying, "Not now, not now." And v;Hh a
6638.had been said came to his miud .strongly, but he determined not to tell Mr. Brew
6639.had to keep his five o'clock ap- gravely. " And example The so he may, poor yout
6640.est welcome ready, for Peter was greatly beloved by the men. Before he left them
6641.of four or five other men, and evidently with the consent of all, surprised Pete
6642. consent of all, surprised Peter greatly by cautioning him against James Gardene
6643.s Gardener. . Peter stopped them quickly. " " when he was as as a father to he a
6644.f hero oi the men had said and certainly, as ; Why, good me," said, I could not
6645. of myself." " That may have been easily enough," said a man called Simon Lystcr
6646.rying on his courses a little too openly, and Hying at too high game. There has
6647.peculations. It has reached Mr. Cleverly's ears, and he has told Gardener that h
6648.legacy, and as he had been in the family from childhood he had saved money. He h
6649. Mr. ClevHe came here this morning, erly is intending to punish him. expecting t
6650.hoolroom, which occupied him till nearly eight o'clock, when Dr. Beauclerk asked
6651.e necessary, he left Dr. Beauclerk early, and, making a bow to the stranger, he
6652.nduct of his towards Mr. " I am Cleverly or any of his household," said Peter st
6653.y of his household," said Peter steadily. obliged to return by the public road,, "I owe everything to the Penwarne ly ; I know nothing of any evil to cease t
6655. ]iieinrv, now that it had suddenly come have been V me; I'll go and wash.
6656.n each other's faces. Lance, who greatly delighted in these beautiful wild flowe around him gossiping a parcel plainly of lads and men should know better just a well-known personage, and no unruly piay Peter placed his hand on the top s
6659.issis. he just saved himself from really lying prostrate by his right Long Meado
6660. he stood safe and upright, "Dead!" only " rather astonished at the accident, in
6661. recovered himself in a moment, and only his right hand reached the ground. On h
6662.which opened door. He on the road nearly opposite the gardenlocked. Tho door was
6663. the bed in a fainting fit. Speechlessly and with a horrible feeling overpowerin
6664. Ther, get to bed, and get there quickly. water in the kettle. I am coming back
6665.passion, he had struck the mail a deadly blow, and become Lis murderer. But Hann
6666.terance to any suspicion. It was clearly her business to speak only to facts, an
6667.t was clearly her business to speak only to facts, and not to say more about the
6668.Gardener admittance er ; that Garden- ly for?" It was Miss Jane who said this, a, Miss Jane, don't be nervous. It only are in the middle of very awful facts."
6670.he first knowledge of his being actually dead had it aoh( through the voices in
6671. she So Hannah argued; and so she really believed. She would be was never going
6672.wrist was 'hurried manner, with a poorly acted appearance of indiflerpaining him
6673.ister," said the elder lady, very gently. "Do not But he said he could not accou
6674. She went up after him. spot immediately after the the perhaps the murder. Plain the fall how the k. ifo was perfectly bright and how she had found a second k
6676.t he felt or saw; Hannah too, possi- bly.- and clean, called on, for I was one o
6677.od men, Peter, in her mind, was alrea ly separated all the object of a vile susp
6678.^n :iml see by f;n-<-. Vcs, I'll Exactly," said Mr. Br. ward, witli a grave him.
6679. was sitting. depths O, ! if he had only died ! Death would have been nothing to
6680.rciful Providence made me send her early to bed, " The girl had answ. red Hannah
6681. he must have been close by knock gently to be when I got over it and that the s
6682.he must come to me. this Brewar say only has something to say we should send for
6683.nnah went away, the door being carefu ly shut, and can't tell. We must send, I t
6684., and saw the effort that acone directly. " You fainted but companied the words.
6685.d the room, and went to work immediately "I am very hot. Is it not dreadful ? la
6686.hey will say that he did ve. y seriously nurt. But I know it must be gone throug
6687.rough. I know the man must it. certainly " Indeed we must send for help," she sa
6688.on that emch a su picion must iuevi ably bring " But I ought to speak about the
6689. too much for me to ed him. bear quietly. And now, if the man Is to come, send f
6690.eadows stile. Send or go to him directly. She went down to the hull and opened t
6691.Carter. smothered her sobs. Is he really hurt ?" " I believe " think so. But we
6692.the room where and told him very quickly all their btory. Her concluding the hou
6693. felt Tin surgeon did his work skilfully and kindly. r's pulse, and gave n glanc
6694.urgeon did his work skilfully and kindly. r's pulse, and gave n glance at Miss L
6695.self, and in a moment was to tell nearly as calm an Mr. " Tell say so; me just w
6696. will go back and prepare it immediately." ; When I wish to tell you everything.
6697.n the shop, but was nevertheless quickly served; that, us he was leaving, li: wa
6698.e till he reached the stile. as minutely as possible into the circumand of his p
6699. the meadow, up the slope had thoroughly wetted them. They were wet with the moi
6700. staff had cleaned them." " been quietly making observations and collecting evid
6701.e found him sitting up in bed, carefully propped against a pile of pillows, with
6702.enveloped in many wrappings, and finally in a blanket. H<> smiled as the superin
6703.ial, were upon them. But they could only hope and pray. A.\l> ,SM T'A'A CHAPTER find out to him, he will be us surely the murderer. .Tames Gardener had recei
6705.d received two blows one was undoubtedly from a fall. There had once been a gate
6706.r said he had picked up. It had possibly been thrown with tremendous force, and
6707.with tremendous force, and with a deadly aim. It came to all minds, with the str
6708.tural state for Fred He felt very kindly towards his nephew, and told of the lan a sad, selfish fellow, I am extremely sorry for him; and all the more sorry b
6710. received a note from by him irreparably. Mr. Bennet very early, before he was o
6711.y him irreparably. Mr. Bennet very early, before he was out of the room. It con- some one else. "Come tome immediately, if you I think myself that there might
6713.n some encounter tained a few words only between them, and that Peter might have
6714., and that Peter might have acted merely in selfI want a word in private on impo
6715. am not self on the door-step apparently, but really waiting anxiously obliged t
6716. on the door-step apparently, but really waiting anxiously obliged to believe th
6717.apparently, but really waiting anxiously obliged to believe that," said Mr. Benn
6718.m on was pretending to tell it sincerely, was to be base and deceitHe stood stil had him in custody by this time, only the Miss each two knives and one of tho
6720.any good; and that poor fellow is likely to want as many sensible friends as he
6721.o try to find out w). the deed. The only person who can be proved to have been n
6722.d, though not as knives are used usually. He knew that James Garden' been inquir
6723.He hail cautioned; yet he went purposely, and after starting to go back by the s
6724.crime was accomplished. wrong, certainly, to bring Peter Sands up on suspicion o
6725.rne. I spruit v< T. l'eter will probably be ren: and is i- ' with accounts to In
6726.ang him un" Well, but the " ; ; : justly " Well, well what I would impress on yo
6727.ce; be as strong Ot c .urse there was Ly.-its-r did. b.ekt.\\h 1 1 began wi h. F, my friend," said Mr. Breward eagerly; great, Fred cau bring him there, and g
6729. two grasped each other by thing quietly. INIUV you t.u 1 had better g > to the
6730. " and then It i very much better nearly well. O, Peter It is not my wrist your
6731.y themselves. other. of those melancholy sini es. " It is a dreadful Not a singl
6732.the banker that I try; for me, certainly, it would be unnatural not to came Mr.
6733. there, and a chain of evidence was edly to the contrary, I could nv-\er believe
6734.ry? very glud that Fred Drake was safely housed all that teaching. . ; < ; I 1 ;
6735.clerk held down his head, iuid evidently did not intend to speak unless ho ,V. I w ; "but who can prove him was openly appealed to. " Mr. Benuet, speak for me pray souls ever prayed more sincerely for help from they were ready to say th
6738.dealt. He f aid that the knives had only ar- quired. But he was in jail as one s
6739. shopman ; indeed, who knew him scarcely one believed him guilty. Fattier Joseph
6740.Breward went his life. He could scarcely keep from complaining when his great re talk to Mrs. Peuwarue. He h.i<1 ingly well yes just with the natural openness
6742. He spuke for himself, and spoke clearly. But that about Ci.uld he not give glor
6743. in this trouble ? human Gardener." Only for a moment now and then was he overta
6744. he overtaken by " But PetT says he only bought one knife, and only posses- fear
6745. says he only bought one knife, and only posses- fear and dread, and by a sense
6746.innocent," said Mr. Brew- prison finally comm.tted to take his trial for the mur
6747. expected in the greatest of all earthly dangers, and unable to of a ; mm knife.
6748.. It was right to give his will in daily acts of entire submission; it nlan riff
6749.of grace. rememberad Peter at Mass. Holy Communions were d up for him by the peo
6750." I have been to see the He had a supply of paper, pens, and ink. All the :im. y
6751. good-looking he is !" ig them carefully up, like woodcuts, with pen and ink. my
6752.t an idle habit nor They were dreadfully cheerful; at least so the ladies th to an hour's talk in to his mind vividly as healing ap2)licatious to his wounded
6754.fore you that Gocl, this, spoken falsely as to those knives. Character will go a
6755.which alone perfect come, and where only perfect sympathy can be found. tears, h
6756.thing to do with it," he said. oulu only be an embarrassment. The opinion oou th tho "At Mr. ' to do Peter Rome bodily injury cs had Great str-ss was laid on
6758.ains, mouth. the wrist wounded, probably in the struggle tho knowledge that the
6759.who did it if Peter Sands did not ? Only against Peter had Gardener any feelings
6760.I on the jury, and sworn to convict only on the evidence, I might rightly say th
6761.ct only on the evidence, I might rightly say that the evidence was not enough to
6762.pinion. The good ladies felt it terribly. But they were faithful. "If he had don or two questions in a gentle friendly v one or two points of tho story still
6764. tl. o knife. He gave hi with apparently the most perfect truth. Butvlhanded ove
6765.arnestness now about him which evidently excit The jury looked lively, and the y
6766.h evidently excit The jury looked lively, and the young attention of the court.
6767.n of alarming this youth She was stately- looking, and attracted immediate atten
6768. spoken to him ? She was face was easily seen, and was of considerable beauty. N hear him. bag, and used it frequently. Was the shop in which ho served a well
6770.qi: great iutentness and very frequently at Peter Sands. Many persons asked tho
6771.ple there on the t". speculated silently as to who she could be. At last some on
6772.iness of the trial proceeded as speedily as it could do. knives was a sailor ? 1
6773.g of tho business. The court was densely crowded. The prisoner was very He gave
6774.s buying the kn history began very early, even with Mr. Bonnet wishing Gardener
6775.n oath, you know. On your testimony n ly. liov> deal depends. Now listen to any
6776.and a verdict was brought in immediately. One woman, unseen and uuno iced, burst
6777.dgment whi h, if not rash, had certainly been harsh for she had been quick to fo
6778.aturday yet Hannah loved Peter, and only to the ladies whom she served had she e answered on oath, and quite correctly this instrument and a clasp; CHAPTER "
6780.ha actention of tha jury ! 1 exceedingly hungry. You were BO "Keally, Mr. Monito
6781. exceedingly hungry. You were BO "Keally, Mr. Monitor, you aro provoking. gentle
6782.ou aro provoking. gentle, so vexatiously quiet." " O, no; not at Jast. Why, I sc
6783.which he had not expected to end fatally. The coming trial of a man for Gardener
6784. being delayed but this was even angrily contested by Mr. Monitor. He s id he ha
6785.are like a gardener, and was more likely to buy an edgingThe salesman, with his
6786.he chorus of some favorite song probably and believed ringing in his ears, had c
6787.ut. Th 3 two customeis had very probably stood side by side. Now that the salesm
6788.ward, and he returned thanks in a lively practice ' ; ' Little " speech, asking
6789. cro sed Mr. Monitor's iniud immediately. " O, you should have told us," Cried M
6790.ooked back and saw how much Fred's folly had had to Peter's trial and Garde
6791. must have passed the stile very quickly after leiicr'jj death; according to (1
6792.ility. But Peter was like a man suddenly recovered from a mortal illness. ; He d
6793.pounds a year. But Mary heard listlessly. She thanked Mr, Bennet, and more than
6794.again postponed. James had got violently angry, and had struck Roper, who in sel
6795.ce had had to use Jam s Gardener roughly. After Boper had got over the stile, Ja ; He would rather have died unjustly, if his innocence might have been after loaded with favor^; a man apparently living a holy life. As such a being he
6798.h favor^; a man apparently living a holy life. As such a being he would, he beli
6799.oment to spare, turned again immediately, on which He was to give So, at last, t that he had not dishon -red his holy religion nor disgraced his t aching. At
6801.a hero iu the worldV 1 suffered unjustly. this child. OH i/l' I'eter Qs There cu
6802.e no reason, and which might very easily have been prevented, as we think, when
6803.nown. shaken health, and a spirit sorely tried, r, in spite of canie out of pris
6804.ith him. Peter accepted the offer gladly; and within the month he was sailing to
6805. is a difficulty surmounted occasionally, when one sister says to the other, "Ah
6806.l, and the meadows, and under that holly is the granite stile. It is like lookin
6807.ove, .had upon that day presided visibly from His altar-throne over the devotion
6808.t before Him some with souls consciously burning in His embraces; others without
6809.nd her humble station, seemed an earthly embodiment of His favorite virtues. If
6810. although her rags were disposed as only a lazzaroui of Naples knows how to disp
6811.thanks be to God, no rare sight in Italy, kneeling before His altar. The eye was
6812.r to the world as my vision of an Surely, she must weary soon. I will wait and s
6813.stume, and fell with an almost unearthly radiance upon her brow and no weariness which might convey the idea of bodily or mental ! " How motionless she is " t
6815.w the watcher herself beof one invisibly beside her. gan to grow impatient twice
6816. visible He was silent, and yet the only one engaged iu a similar scrutiny. A do
6817.utiny. A door, which she most eloquently persuasive of His love, and if He were
6818. tabernacle, yet ing near it, not merely watching the child, but making did He d
6819.self with her God. It was, however, only the hesitation of a mowith the Lord of
6820. life-long renunciation of ment directly afterwards be touched her on the should
6821., to adore Him with the Magi. No courtly dame rently in obedience to his summons with the Magi. No courtly dame rently in obedience to his summons, the child
6823. the open door, which closed immediately upon fatigue. : ; -. ; ; ; > I ; r.i.i\
6824.rself the source of " such deep and holy meditation. " Not so Francesco remember
6825.tre of His sacred heart, and in its holy stillness imparts to me those lessons o
6826. imparts to me those lessons of heavenly love and ples. wisdom, which once by Hi
6827.esus, Francesco ?" said Agnese, abruptly. " I know that, God and man, He is on o
6828. and if the awed majesty of His heavenly Father be throned upon His brow, yet is
6829.acred heart is love, and peace, and holy calm, a silence inexpressible around it
6830. creature into silence; around that holy spot do angels and saints keep I do sle my side ; sometimes in " I can hardly describe. ; silence they adore; sometim
6832.o glorious and so bright, as is the Holy of Holies where Jesus ever dwelleth in
6833.after a moment's reverent pause, he only ; said ' ' : many and many Agnese, your
6834. now I have settled child, "particularly if it bo true. BLIND myself nicely at y
6835.larly if it bo true. BLIND myself nicely at your foot, .'U/.YA'.SV. An<\ quiet d move her, but she prayed so earnestly to be carried to the church for the las
6837.ion. altar, and then, yet more earnestly than she had ever done beIt always apfo
6838. her little sister, who was passionately attached to her, and to whom she hersel
6839. her, and to whom she herself was fondly deThe child, it appears, could not bear
6840.s to her silver dove, and said so softly and Oh, that thou wouldst descend and g
6841.ouldst descend and give Him beseechingly And then scarcely could the child belie
6842. give Him beseechingly And then scarcely could the child believe to my prayers.
6843.d believe to my prayers. her eyes slowly and steadily, through the dim shadows o prayers. her eyes slowly and steadily, through the dim shadows of tho evening
6845.ight of the lamp above gleaming brightly on its silver wings and, as if some sec
6846.iest prayer, and she knelt, yet scarcely did she seem to touch the pavement, and and so the nuns were left uncertainly to conjecture, that Jesus, whose deligh
6848.up aunt was abbess. I think her Heavenly Father must Himself have chosen out thi
6849.her thoughts seemed to turn as naturally to Him as the thoughts of other childre
6850.d towards the altar of Jesus spiritually every day, and every hour of the day, s
6851.hose embraces she herself was so happily folded." " And they would not?" said Ag
6852.e of deep sym1 for its "lein;.; enlirrly true, iinil it is BO long that I almost
6853. His embraces." Of her it might be truly said, that she mourned like the dove, w
6854.e did languish and pine until her bodily health sank beneath the vehement desire
6855.le, beneath the lighted lamp of the holy place, and seeming to tell, even in its
6856.ncesco do you mean Him? Was Jesus really dwelling within the dove !" "In those d seemed right and fitting to the early Christians, that she, who brought the o
6858.res. "A dove, "said Agnese, thoughtfully; "that js for meditation, is it not?" "
6859.ey were to put off their rough, ungainly notions, and to put on His meek and dov
6860.he child paused, and thanked ]n-r gently for her kindness. aisle, as far as ; ;
6861.g is here," said the old lady, anxiously. " I fear it has forsaken you." "What K
6862.hali I do !" said t-ho poor child, sadly. " My God what has become of Perletta ?
6863.tress. you wish to go, and I will gladly lead desert smilingly only wait a very
6864. and I will gladly lead desert smilingly only wait a very little longer, and the
6865.I will gladly lead desert smilingly only wait a very little longer, and then we
6866.t," " It is said the child, submissively. only to my grandmother; she sells lemo
6867.It is said the child, submissively. only to my grandmother; she sells lemonade i
6868.ady whom she had so long and unwittingly left waiting on the outside. Determined opened her blindness stepped directly upon her feet. The sufferer uttered an
6870.d, who had interested her so ; strangely. " " It would grieve me sadly, Signora,
6871. strangely. " " It would grieve me sadly, Signora, were it not for Him. " For ch
6872.od, my child," said the lady, reverently. He, in truth, is everywhere but you ca
6873. for ; And then she looked more steadily at the child, and she saw that although
6874. .cil to hers as they would so naturally have been. were closed, the long lashes face ; long have you been thus ? holy expression or wure YOU, indeed, as I sh
6876.ghtier lliiin nil UIH works. the stately palaces, tho the. buildings of your cit to look upon His long i-f " Or lonely country's most lonely places, still and i-f " Or lonely country's most lonely places, still and forever to bo found i
6879. flowers, at least, ; are His own lovely work of love tell me, do you not someti
6880.ers, which He has scattered so profusely over this soft southern land ? Never ha
6881.than they are." ' whom it has been truly said, "They shall eat the houey with th and most sacred lips, a promise only not ofteuer fulfilled in ourselves, bec
6883.I. "Happy child," eaid tho lady, ; sadly, "He hath, indeed, Sign tho cross, and to check them until they had nearly gamed the fountain, aud the grove to wh
6885. of Bethany, Now with thoughts as fondly bent On this loved one cometh He, " Sig
6886.p meaning holy truth, that He, whose dwelling was in t
6887.s, the Virgin's child, the meek and holy Jesus, to dwell forever with us in the
6888.oft voices of the singers as they slowly approached the palazzo where she dwelt.
6889.that voice, as once, still and once only, it had reverently pronounced the name
6890., still and once only, it had reverently pronounced the name of Jesus, still see
6891. withhold from the proud, to bo lavishly like Pilate, ired upon the hnmbli ooor.
6892., like him sho Lady Orau ! passed slowly out of sight, it would, n, ha
6893.u,'h, slie rose, dressed herself hastily, a.-t I have already said, an.i Btepp i
6894. a night as that on which the prophet ly night " the heavens show forth the look
6895.s." still, as The deep blue sky of Italy seemed Lady Oranmoro gazed upon it, unt
6896. was the light of angel eyes, not merely watching ov r 11 sleeping world, but en the hands of the angels who invisibly crowded round the sacramental presence
6898.ed and listened like one entranced. Holy stars, and silver Sacrament. The wide s together to do Him honor in the lowly state in which His love had laid Him. F ! shouLl ehiinty thoughts and earthly niceties intrude upc n minds ? It was i
6901.c n minds ? It was in truth to no kingly palace, to no lordly po.-ses-or of the
6902. truth to no kingly palace, to no lordly po.-ses-or of the earth, that the King
6903.iest now entered could on been willingly chosen by voluntary poverty, or forced though a shower of stars had suddenly descended upon form, the sunken cheek,
6905. history of that Confession had probably gone before yet higher pitch of enthusi
6906., and heaven itself, were all so vividly impressed upon worship Jesus as He pass
6907.erson, but the tliis, for she had hardly time to think it, or to place herself o
6908.o place herself on greater number merely dropping into the procession, and after
6909.d still .Tudea, and of His meek and holy bearing, and of the her labored breathi
6910.n, which everyone present IM more, fully to enler lii-uly to com])! 1 ; AUNESE.
6911. present IM more, fully to enler lii-uly to com])! 1 ; AUNESE. pnrals this very
6912.her, holding out her hands spontaneously, and it seemed joyfully, for th
6913.aneously, and it seemed joyfully, for the sacred oil with which they wer
6914. sacrod of all rites at last reluctantly withdrew. The church bells were all rin
6915. thus reminded that she herself was only ail in- must be confessed that when he
6916.rather embarrassed how to begin sciously conducted her thither. Agnese was kneel
6917.e hesitation, " You will the altar, only now she held in her clasped hands the s
6918.pillow of the invalid, and glided softly to the her feet still inquiries about t
6919.y. She lias interested me most strangely. open door. street, Lady Oranmore follo
6920.eet, Lady Oranmore followed her directly into the open which, lately so full of
6921.her directly into the open which, lately so full of light and people, was now as would have rendered her so peculiarly helpless in the hour of danger, walking
6923.hour through the deserted city. Suddenly, as this thought crossed her mind, she
6924.t is she? A beggar-girl that is her only dignity, except when children call her
6925. to have called this one more especially to live at His feet." " I can comprehen
6926. ones full as thoughtful as Agnese, only we do not often see them, for they peri
6927.ot often see them, for they perish early young flowers they are, forced into pre of the Lamb in heaven. more earnestly the old man went on "and then, you see
6929.t of Naples with which she was perfectly acquainted so it was with more of curit
6930.ust dawning in the east, she could dimly discern a table and a chair, and in one the coverlet, which was unmistakeably that of the old dame of the fountain. "
6932.ver since I have known her, but possibly it is a mixture of nature and of grace.
6933.etter suited to the task." " It was only a fancy of my own. The Signora must und
6934. Blessed Sacrament npon linen which only snch innocent hands have touched. And t
6935.orgotten sweet and lo\ing Jesus. {Surely the h how lie hiiili- tin-in to approac
6936.that of such is .If/.V/.'A'/:. tho Liuly Orauinoro was silent. kingdom Tho lovin
6937.dest child?" asked Lady Oranmore qnickly. "Ah!" said Francesco, shaking his head
6938." said Francesco, shaking his head sadly, "that was the deepest grief of all, I
6939. in the hours of darkness. But unhappily they miAgnese Irer real grandchild? "Go
6940.miAgnese Irer real grandchild? "God only knows to whom the orphan really belongs
6941.God only knows to whom the orphan really belongs. I it on boarding the vessel in
6942. she will find a chair placed pleasantly in the shade the perfume of the orange a sary, however, that they should fly the country ; for tho renegade, not con
6944.r happiness ! her arms. The lady eagerly accepted a glass of water, but before s to her lips she fainted away. Happily, she had fallen into the hands of a goo
6946.ance, but I fear of a fighting gallantly under the very eyes of his unhappy wife took everything of value out of Italy; land from whence she came religion, it
6948. Naples. " and perhaps to death. Happily she had learned our language from her h
6949.y was dying." Francesco looked curiously at the lady. " Ill-luck attended them f
6950.t to last," he said. "They were scarcely in the Italian seas before their vessel
6951.f my poul, (o the last rites of our holy religion. love. think how religion coul
6952.or another law of grave. To His fatherly tenderness she consigned herchil that,
6953.for Him iu His Sacrament of Love. Surely He passed in that hour from the bosom o
6954.ight be ex; I :, ; her to keep it safely, togp.ther with tho signet-ring i child
6955. but her* irmcdmo of tli j:: ; ! Happily she wrote in Italian, that it pin-red,
6956.uperioress took the note from t'ie l.-ly'K hand. It told, in sweet a:>d tii tune
6957.wo years wanderbut until jug about Italy, seeking my lost child from city to cit
6958.nvent is not far from hence. will gladly guide her thither." " L thank you," sai
6959.d was making for their flight into Italy and it ended by a moving appeal to a mo appeal to a mother's love for au only child, her to pardon and send her such
6961.ting, seal, and signature, all perfectly agreed with the. packet already in poss
6962. hands of its ant. Lady Oraumore eagerly broke it open, ami found it to contain,
6963.. John, which, in Ireland, was generally suspended from the neck of a newly-bapt
6964.rally suspended from the neck of a newly-baptized infant. " it is said Ln this w
6965.o," cried Lady :er Ornnmore, impetuously "anything Yet surely, than suspense. I
6966.nnmore, impetuously "anything Yet surely, than suspense. I must see this packet.
6967.etery belonging to the convent. A lovely spot it was, shut out from ail save the
6968.the latter gazed at it long and silently through her tears. " it is her own "Yes
6969.she i on her wedding-day. said, suddenly looking up; "It will be needful should
6970.she said; "I doubt not it is all exactly as she says, but the packet was entrust
6971. was entrusted to my 1 each little lowly grave was surmounted by a cross, tellin
6972. own scruples on tho subject. iier reply cant one of quickening her ' ; bv .-tiv
6973.t one of quickening her ' ; bv .-tivr-ly that to (if of i burial within the "ius
6974. the unhappy mother to her own li'i'.tly withdrew, retire! ions. Hitter, very bi Lady Oranraorc of her dress violently, and guessed from this disordered state
6976.joyed so many hours of calm and heavenly devotion. Little less sorrowful was the
6977.her, dearest lady," said the nun, kindly; "she di 'd happily, and she rests iu p
6978.said the nun, kindly; "she di 'd happily, and she rests iu peace. S.e, we chose
6979.ligion of his darling, and he was sorely per: how to fortify her against this da
6980.his head; "it "Ah, poor Benita I greatly doubt she will go hard with her to looe
6981.he would come with more, compassionately. me ? I would gladly givo her a home.", compassionately. me ? I would gladly givo her a home." " It, is Kind of the
6983.turn and visit her. " That I can readily do," said Lady Oranmore, sighing, "for
6984.looking on yon and if ever, on this holy spot, you have listening to you j>romis
6985. heaven prosper her as she deals rightly imd fairly by the child whom Providence
6986.sper her as she deals rightly imd fairly by the child whom Providence has so won
6987.child whom Providence has so wonderfully restored to h r care." often bring me t
6988.her she was neither going to act rightly nor fairly by the child or its dead mot
6989. neither going to act rightly nor fairly by the child or its dead mother; for we
6990.nk of this, my child and should tho lily among thorns. thorny diadem ever descen
6991.cend upon your brow, receive it lovingly and thankfully, seeing it will make you
6992.brow, receive it lovingly and thankfully, seeing it will make you resemble i " "
6993.e i " " ] < ' ; ' her." ! as all worldly-minded people do, in the expediency of
6994.; and this and if I do not please surely gives me a right to do she will not onl me a right to do she will not only lose her to bring her up a ile
6996.almost forgot her present sorrow, hardly heard the remaining words of Francesco,
6997.remaining words of Francesco, was hardly conscious of his final ber. tion, altho
6998.allen on her knees to receive it, hardly even felt Lady Oranmore embracing her a her as the child of he May. She only knew distinctly that she was leavin res
7000.hild of he May. She only knew distinctly that she was leavin resus dwelt upon ev
7001.t home. Not that she had felt positively unhappy during the journey ; her feelin
7002.n her position; she, could not perfectly understand dity, or Comprehend how it w
7003.or water vender, and now stood precisely in the same relationship to a lady rank
7004.noblest iu the land. herself BO entirely separated, as in truth she was, from al, from all she She would revisit Italy ; so loved and caved for upon earth. La
7006.she knew, could separate her ; ; . tedly coiled herself up at lh. AgnoKi- intell
7007.d herself up at lh. AgnoKi- intelligibly to iindi rstand thi her mission, and wo well as she did herself. Sbe had only to say, "Alia chiesa alia chiesa !" and
7009.ricked up her ears, and set off drrectly in the direction iu which the church be
7010.Perletta would c:jil herself comfortably up into a little round ball, and full f
7011.ep while Aguese, on her part, reverently knelt down to pray, l.y the modesty of
7012.tenderness of her devotion unconsciously preaching the sweet Jesus to all who sa
7013.supposed that Lady Oranmore particularly fancied these lonely expeditious, yet s
7014.anmore particularly fancied these lonely expeditious, yet she did not forbid the'ipj" in her Lopes, she could scarcely tell wherefore, she p arms round the ne
7016.eard their questions, though who heavily around her And onco she<\, could not un
7017.ntion of making her escape, but suddenly recollecting her inability to do so, sh
7018. she sat down again, trembling violen ly, and weeping more bitterly than ever. " violen ly, and weeping more bitterly than ever. " Do be " quiet," said an el
7020. ever. " Do be " quiet," said an elderly gentleman; you terrify the What is it,
7021.ild with your chatter. you weep so sadly ?" he added, addressing Agm s-v. The bl
7022.his speech, but she answered in the only English word she could as yet perfectly
7023. English word she could as yet perfectly pronounce " Church Church !" " " She mu
7024.ether. Her memory, however, was suddenly refreshed by a rather unpleasant incide
7025.on their arrival at Dover. They had only landed the night before, but, though fe
7026.r visit to the church, so she rose early, mid descending into the street, shook !" Forocce her sagacity wascompletely Alasforpoor Perletta ! \ having churche
7028. the street. The poor dog was completely beIt is true she came to a church, but
7029.xt essay churches, so she very naturally passed it by. was the market-pl.sce. Ti
7030.agacity, she knew that .as not precisely what Agnese wanted; and therefore she o
7031.cted champion, in" Hurkee, Mr, dignantly eyeing the vinegar-faced evangelical. S
7032.o choice but to obey. The inn was easily found, and Agnese restored to her grand
7033.other, who had begun to feel exceedingly alarmed "It would be a greater charity
7034.c severity of phras. \which might hardly have ,iectcd irorn one of his singularl
7035.have ,iectcd irorn one of his singularly mild and "that we are a comm reia! T im
7036.e we.iile r is too cold, or not in Italy, <1 1' , f in growing indifferenc
7037.aken her resolution, hand, and, in reply to lier little uttered in Italian, but
7038.t in the solitude of her own spiritually to unilo by "It is i d manner, he 01 re
7039.s of her little noil'iug, i.l absolutely notirng; only as you do not belong to t
7040.e noil'iug, i.l absolutely notirng; only as you do not belong to this mercantile
7041.f this first beloved and, for her, daily duty, there was nothing the lonely chil
7042.daily duty, there was nothing the lonely child loved so well as to ramble by the
7043.the action recalled Francesco so vididly to her mind, that Aguese burst into tea, bowed to Lady Oranmore, and abruptly quitted the room. As soon as he had fai
7045.itted the room. As soon as he had fairly closed the do r, the hitter tried to ma
7046. heavens, the blind child would probably have been infinitely less asTo all her
7047.hild would probably have been infinitely less asTo all her ladyship's arguments
7048.verent mien, for the scene of her lonely meditations. And it was fair as it was
7049.itations. And it was fair as it was holy; lovely even in its ruins was the lit'l
7050.. And it was fair as it was holy; lovely even in its ruins was the lit'le church
7051.oad waters of the Atlantic, beating idly and angrily against the rocks below lov
7052.f the Atlantic, beating idly and angrily against the rocks below lovelier, still
7053.nd so fair, that though it blooms freely by the wayside, long no Hi- is there on
7054.y the wayside, long no Hi- is there only that we may love Him and speak to Him q
7055. Lady Oranmore felt at last she was only wasting her rhetoric; presence and some
7056.range-scented groves of her native Italy, and bidiug child by assuring her that,
7057.act, she began to doubt there was a holy stillness ever resting on the spot, whi
7058., by degries she came here of: seriously as to the nature of her grandmother's r
7059.e ruins of St. Bride's ; her so solemnly to promise to be faithful to Jesus even
7060.ry country people came to call her lowly restingHow for sbe was right in her con
7061.ow but, although Lady Oranmoro had fully re- blind child. Here she nursed in her
7062.y Oranmore fancied had disappeared, only because it shrunk from inflicting the p
7063. to i ; il 1 1 Had sho remained in Italy, in the and under the guidance of its m
7064.been three told its tale upon her bodily health. months at Orimmore before there
7065. regard, and that the flower would early fall which had been forced into prematu
7066.erself at the same age. had totally with< la principle of any kind, and tha
7067.he would have gone quite willlaud. ingly to any ch. With such a. recollection in
7068., had fed iai She knew not how the daily prayer of the it from infancy. blind ch that it might descend how her nightly 7070.ardian. This had occurri'd HO frequently of l.ito, that by mingle with her degre
7071.e evening she even imagined u (it surely could uot have been her fancy; sweet lo
7072.sanctuary, and saci Trernblhig violently, she stai was returned to her eager que returned to her eager questions, only she thought she turned the altar, and n
7074.e her own ear and tempted to fane wildly few minutes afterwards she was once mor
7075. she was once more startled by the Italy, or dreaming of it, so familiar were th
7076.ed, thanked her, but it was mechanically. There was no real joy first altar, and
7077.iderate than man, as th r, as I devoutly inspirations, to the innocently unconsc
7078.devoutly inspirations, to the innocently unconscious, Aguese received she ever i
7079. this land, and so shs has made the holy r such a warning in the hour when she s
7080.e. It was al- ' : the to lie only a portion of But now she was wide awake
7081.s, by which the Catholic is made equally at home hi the observances of his relig
7082.d pew of " Under the the Oraumore family. lamp uuiier the lamp " There is no It
7083.ometimes later, is almost sure, not only to come at last, but to be made, faroft
7084. shall be to you as a relic of this holy spot, where (so the poor people say) no, and soft, and delicate, evidently the hand of a girl, and a very young gi
7086.nor am the voice spirit, its " yet Italy, I," replied; What it will It think?" t altar wh i-e language." "Not of Italy !" said the blind child, srdly. "Then y
7088. of Italy !" said the blind child, srdly. "Then yon know not of its churches, wh
7089. the ' There was something inexpressibly mournful iu its tones, as added, alter
7090.nt's paiiM " My child, no blood of Italy is flowing through these yet I have dre
7091. , Tradition in the uorlii 14 It is holy, indeed, to cling to the but holier sti
7092." saw you ever tho last half-hour?" idly. The now speaker was on Lim a hard-look
7093.eaker was on Lim a hard-looking, elderly man, standing side of a hedge and deep separated He spoke in Irish, probably imfrom the churchyard, !:<" would bo mo
7095.he churchyard, !:<" would bo more easily understood in that language; " I will d
7096. English ; " Squire Netterville is early in the field this fine Sunday morning.
7097.not go much farther," returned the surly voice, in the same language in which he
7098.her free of taint. To 1> sure he is only a wolf in sheep's clothing a cowardly r a wolf in sheep's clothing a cowardly rene-so Squire Nettcrville will know ho
7100.tion was kept up: but her companion only answered: woman Truly it would be a dee
7101.her companion only answered: woman Truly it would be a deed worthy of Squire Net allying leap fit the hedge. Unluckily for him, however, he missed his footing
7103.ssed his footing, and tumbled hopelessly into the ditch, from whence he emerged
7104.ars which had sa' ! the voice, so lately full of plaintive melody, was now as cl
7105. of plaintive melody, was now as clearly express! ve of cold contempt as were th
7106. Netterville," the girl answered proudly, "and mark wh .t I say. I might pretend
7107.beast," said Agnese's defender earnestly, stooping as if to pick up something fr
7108.le, patting the bloodhound encouragingly on the back. " You will have the girl. one hand, she drew the other suddenly back, and flung a heavy stone at the do
7110.s own Netgore, Rover rushed iugloriously from the field of battle. terville utte
7111.ended in right earnest had not .suddenly ilung her arms round Agnese, and receiv himself this morning," she 1 . , : ly he would not, indeed, have done to his
7113. in croppy," ho added, scowling terribly at Aguese's defender, while he li to th
7114.your ; dog." "Touch it and authorutively not, child," said the young unknown, fe
7115.ild," said the young unknown, fearlessly to Agnese "touch it not ! The coin of t
7116.tin in it in --. HO, with pict so wildly? A-., li may ! tno prey escapes while y
7117. did, imlwho had come to seek him wildly at her; but the man having, by this tim
7118. "Grace," answered her visitant, shortly, and with emphasis. " Grace what you ha
7119.of the lav. '.' rather more successfully than he had done himself, took his arm
7120.ll, lam sure, be able to lead you safely to tho ?" cried !' "Oh, do not leave me
7121.ll, then," said tho other, a reluctantly, " I will had been lord of all." " Good
7122. this unhappy laud, "the stranger coldly rejoined. "Nay,' if fame speaks rightly
7123. rejoined. "Nay,' if fame speaks rightly, lady, even among your own kith and of
7124., at last. "If you hare no eye strangely contradicted the assumed nonchalance of
7125.assumed nonchalance of her manner. "Only plying Ms ancient trade more vigorously
7126. plying Ms ancient trade more vigorously home, no relation, no friend, you shall
7127. from water to land, as if they had only been sent by Prov- forward, knelt down,
7128.the look or manner with which this lowly action was performed, although there wa
7129.thoughts on the subject had been rapidly changing. She sionate gratitude by whic
7130.y which it was inspired. no direct reply, however, although she kindly, and al"S
7131.rect reply, however, although she kindly, and al"Stay with me." repeat d Lady Or
7132.h me." repeat d Lady Oranmore, earnestly, as she most affectionately, joined Agn
7133.e, earnestly, as she most affectionately, joined Agnese in her entreaties to her
7134.ind wound on her forehead to be properly cared for. They were word; but God is g
7135.eon to lay His head; and so it is surely pood enough for listen to no excuse, hu
7136.d blow for me this very day; and, surely, that is she stood gazing so silently a, that is she stood gazing so silently around her, that Lady Oranmore what He
7138.l." "No, I do not," said tho girl, Badly; "He prayed for His might have again ha
7139.y God keep you and guard you; and surely He Who around her forehead the girl sti
7140.e familiar to me as if I had known denly; "yet you you will, if for her worldly
7141.y; "yet you you will, if for her worldly interests you seek to warp hei from you
7142.em. science. The girl sighed more deeply than before and withdrawing Catholic st
7143.drawing Catholic still." her eyes slowly from uu arm-chair of antique fashion, o
7144. a long time riveted, K\ed them steadily on the said, in behalf of the little o;
7145.ung to her still, and cried so piteously that, almost in her own despite, she wa
7146.anmore met them on the steps, and nearly forgot Agucso's bold right to disposses
7147.nd-man's-buff; I blind my eyes willingly, vet I cannot help sometimes taking a p
7148.t nlone. side for though she obstinately refused to return to Oraninore Castlo,
7149.nmore than Francesco or even, she hardly dared (it seemed so like ingratitude) ;
7150. so like ingratitude) ; ; " " But surely it is sweet to suffer for the sake of J
7151.ry sweet to suffer," said Grace, eagerly, and there was no touch of human " V> i
7152.nst yourself," suggested, Agnese, gently. that is very true, my sweet Agnese. I
7153.race, " Woe is me the cross has suddenly breaking off her song. been well divnch for a political meeting, " one solely intended for the purpose of worship. "
7155.But if it were held in a church." surely not, " No, Agnese, but there You know "! church!" repeated Grace, impatiently; "I tell i:rsecutiou than its parent."
7157.te appellation the Irish girl had, early in their acquaintance, learned to addre
7158.e says you have interested her ttrangely." a ruin, perched picturesquely enough
7159.trangely." a ruin, perched picturesquely enough on the very brow of the thing. "
7160.ur little sister?" said Grace, playfully, hill. and yet with a shade of anxiety she say but that she loves you dearly, for your these ruined, blackened walls
7162.lp me I often find it this was a stately building. Neither art nor labor had bee silver, their bracelets, their costly stuffs, purple and lino ir the enrichme
7164. her soul waa vuthcr steeped in huavenly sweetness, folk, they thought they hud
7165. still, and tho very iw. I ; more gladly from the turf, as if r:\joieiiu; in it tide which pun red towards the newly-erected church upon t!;c dills and happ
7167.vacillations from the faith but the holy chrism would be also poured over brows
7168.en of the bishop, the Mass, and the holy and suddenly, in one of the pauses of t
7169.hop, the Mass, and the holy and suddenly, in one of the pauses of the service, a
7170. turf. nied them not their crown, Verily! Verily! ours have 1> on At length it s
7171.ied them not their crown, Verily! Verily! ours have 1> on At length it seemed al
7172.k to fight, neither did they seek to fly. They knew torture and to death for bei
7173. to death for being a Catholic, but only for refusThere was no hope for them bey
7174. rebels nor wild beasts they were simply Papists. Pri- father." " I should have
7175.ith a wild shout of and he came suddenly upon a vast assemblage of people heartr
7176.mploring absolution, children, so lately full of childish joy, wonder," said Agn, and then the red fire poured rapidly in, flying like only one now left in th poured rapidly in, flying like only one now left in this immediate district immediate district, has most unjustly : ; ! ! ; s at the point of tho yet mor
7180.d to worship God in secret and in lonely places, and can you wonder if we, their
7181.s both of God and man ; and it is mainly i> his influence that the people about he is savsaid Grace, laughing merrily. ; ing hundreds from the certain death
7183.ncesco, because he was ordained in Italy, and that was the name he took in the r, Gr " Not much good to him, certainly, but a great deal of good to the poor a
7185.i.^ me up in the religion of the worldly wise so, one day, when I was playing in
7186.e me in his talons to a convent in Italy, where I remained for many years and he
7187.t quite impossible to address you coldly as a stranger. I followed you even to L
7188. for sheeji ing, seeing that it was only a poor lamb that he abstracted." ; < ;
7189. from her sightless eyes trickled slowly through her fingers. " I cannot bear " I had never teen; and I felt directly you were the stuff of which a martyr mi, but an apostate never. " "But surely y-ra "Yes," said Grace, laughing. the p
7192.u shall have Him," cried Grace, suddenly; " weep no more, my own Agnese, but mee
7193. am your sister." The words had scarcely burst from her lips before Agnese was i
7194.ters, so long separated and so strangely re- united, wept together in silence. "
7195. how did you know that ; or did you only guess ? " Lady Oranmore told mo long ag
7196.her So the name was not ill-chosen; only it did of grace itself. not suit me ver
7197. "Indeed I don't," said Agnese earnestly; " and I was going have told you, my gr
7198." Not your angel, but your guardian only, dear one. And six o'clock, and now, ad
7199.d Grace, s too could feel as you do utly to kiss her forehead. "Would that I fro
7200.n the cottage of a peasant, but filially followed the fortunes of Francesco, in
7201.s happier with her she was amid priestly son in his cave by the seashore than ev
7202.k that you pray for him, most especially, to-morrow," Ag"We will pray for him in
7203. ask nothing for them or for myself only grant me, in exchange, the conversion o
7204. who has caused all our sorrow." "Surely, dear child, He will grant you such a p
7205.stle." I, who have set at am ; my really been ease in yon- " Sure loving confide
7206.ented of my words. But my task is nearly over. She is very old now broken down,
7207.iven him long ago, but I see it was only with half a heart, while you have done
7208.ll, you will see to-morrow how fervently I will pray for the man's con' version.
7209. pray that the may bo soon." "She cently. longs to see Jesus, I suppose," said A
7210. my own uncle, and tho uncle of the only real little angel I ever met with on ea
7211.w I trust she may bo dead, if it be only one day or hour, before they have succe
7212.dark and stormy, the boat tossed roughly on the waters, and Agnese shivered with
7213.ear and cold, as the spray dashed wildly over her face and person. " You are col
7214.ange to be tossing up and down so wildly, and not to know the reason why." Grace
7215."O Grace, do not speak of him so proudly. His sin is terrible but think how terr
7216.both her hands. " will not speak proudly or harshly of him," the blind child con
7217.nds. " will not speak proudly or harshly of him," the blind child continued, kne
7218.ow her example. " The same to you kindly, inavoumeeu," replied the man :' ' ()'} from Daniel, threaded her way rapidly ft] the pools of water, and soon dil ca
7220.ltar, bei'i re which they pra\ fervently and BO loudly, that the air cccmed fill
7221. which they pra\ fervently and BO loudly, that the air cccmed fill his riveiv rn
7222.of water, some of them looking fearfully dark and deep, which had been left ther
7223. left there by the high tides. Presently the dark wall of rock receded upon eith
7224.surface which had wounded her feet sadly, Agnese felt that she was walking on sm
7225. enormous mass of black stone, perfectly detached from the surrounding rock, sto
7226.e, a boulder-stone of unusual size, only the back part, which rose considerably
7227.y the back part, which rose considerably higher than the front, was fashioned in
7228.d upon it, suffiBehind this Druidciently indicated it was now to be devoted. lik
7229. a little nook, where she was completely screened from observation, May Nettervi
7230. to give her courage. She had previously cast away her bogwood torch, which a wi
7231. needed. Daniel, however, was apparently of a different opinion regarding its ne
7232.n the altar, and very purpose to gravely presented it to his young mistress. "Wh
7233.t must be confessed a little " pettishly. Why waste the good bogwood ? I don't w
7234.poke i dom throughout Israel. The " Holy, holy, holy " of Hi: face found her wal
7235. dom throughout Israel. The " Holy, holy, holy " of Hi: face found her walking i
7236.hroughout Israel. The " Holy, holy, holy " of Hi: face found her walking in spir
7237. Him on His en " into Jerusalem and holy, holy, holy" she once inwith the bright
7238.n His en " into Jerusalem and holy, holy, holy" she once inwith the bright bands
7239.en " into Jerusalem and holy, holy, holy" she once inwith the bright bands of th
7240.once more from the bosom of His heavenly Father, to receive the tion of His eart
7241.ther, to receive the tion of His earthly ere it ares. Upon that rude rock He ami
7242.ds, and tl people and not in spirit only, but in the very form whir took from Ma
7243.o ny prayers!" And, if not saoramentally, spiritually, at le; did descend into t
7244." And, if not saoramentally, spiritually, at le; did descend into that loving li
7245.childiv them together and then hurriedly departed and, just after th of Jesus. !
7246.'s Mass." " " said May, rising hurriedly Is, then, my grandmother ill ? from her
7247.have stayed with her till you came, only old Norrishea is dying, and he was forc
7248.ose to tell of, and May turned anxiously to her sister My grandmother wants me,
7249.i if Tell tin j> -pie to depart directly, there is time," w.;s the hurried anxwe with them '>" asked Daniel, anxiously "it wouldn't 1to remain much longer." "
7251.ation, and a simultaneous rush instantly took pi ranee, but the faithful fellow
7252.e ? I will come or send for you directly after , Ionian..': \visi I'niU t'lA-iml
7253.i ; Mass." nis last, he also reluctantly A(i.\ 21 >: only remained tho priest at, he also reluctantly A(i.\ 21 >: only remained tho priest at tho all ar find
7255.e thousand voices There she knelt calmly, as if before somo sainted shrine, her
7256. soon recalled him to remembrance iously for the footsteps of her sister, seekin
7257.ide of her dying grandmother, was wholly unconscious of the bright, blue skies a
7258. exposed that, when the north wind, h ly, as if to rebuke his desperation ; but
7259.nute brought the danger neaier to hardly dared to fancy a human form was visible
7260.e, and a its unconscious victim. Rapidly the advancing tide poured face of ashy
7261.ny with its water ; then it dashed madly against the rocks, is below !" It was M
7262.rville who spoke. which ut lirst bravely repelled the foe, sending it upwards to
7263.but wave followed grandmother apparently, sinking fast but even this deep anxwav
7264.self, sent little Pauthen swept entirely out of sight beneath one triumphant bil
7265.ercome, the waters flowed in more calmly, and, ment ho should see Daniel returni
7266.ooner than could Agnese was not entirely aware of her danger until the tide have
7267.ere she The ceasing of his voice pletely hidden tVuiu observation. I talk bravel
7268.hidden tVuiu observation. I talk bravely," said the other in n you, then, no fea
7269.hen May Netterville, becoming feverishly impatient at tho which often suggests a
7270.k !" she cried, struggling with its only tenant, and she might have fancied Fath
7271.verence brought her back with him." holy indignation, she cried o;:t in Italian
7272.l took the hint, and in an inconceivably short time, had truth, sublima, you IK.
7273. or terror, while hanging thus fearfully midway iu tho air. Sight and sound, the
7274.ady, Daniel ?' rope "The rope '11 hardly bear a man's weight, let alone a child
7275.!" While speaking these words as rapidly as ever they could come out of his mout
7276.uld come out of his mouth, Daniel busily employed himself in arranging the rope
7277.tho howling stoim, all passed confusedly through her brain; and not until she wa
7278. her brain; and not until she was safely lauded on the altar rock, not until she
7279. her nature, to her bosom, did she fully realize the danger of her situation. "
7280.irds' nests," said May, speaking rapidly, but rather to herself than her compani
7281. sliall not I do it for Agnese ?" " Only look down, Miss May," continued Daniel.
7282.r, so help me God !" said ty, resolutely, unbinding the girdle from her waist an
7283.he darkness in which they were partially enveloped, while tho roar of the winds
7284.f the child? " said May, almost fiercely, in her deep disgust for his selfish eg cents. Miss Netterville made no reply she was battling wilh the mighty terror
7286. her human nature sti hard with the holy inspiration which suggested the sacn he
7287.ife, and that of the child she so dearly loved, for the sake of one who had been
7288.the sake of one who had been, not merely tho destroyer of her own earthly prospe
7289. merely tho destroyer of her own earthly prospects, but who could scarcely be he
7290.arthly prospects, but who could scarcely be held innocent of the lives of her pa
7291. her free, firm voice belying the deadly paleness of her lip and brow. " Stop, f
7292.ok for her at the bottom of the say only let me go in your room, a-chorra !" my
7293.b potr me of the rope, which is our only chance of as she safety." "Save him, sa
7294.ed May Netterville, struggling violently from his grasp. " I um (nlJ, and it's n
7295.and hold fast tbo rope it is " your only ehuiice. 1 AUXL'XV. 23 toll "I cannot,"
7296.hought May. But she said nothing, merely passing the ropo round tin- waist of he
7297.of the rope. Up went the basket directly, and a shout of execration hailed the a
7298.not. With her blind sister bound tightly to her bosom, ono hand yet clasping her
7299. came dashing over her; one had scarcely retired, before another, yet more terri
7300.ury her beneath its waters; and scarcely able to breathe, half drowned, half bli
7301.e merciless showers of spray, her bodily power was rapidly failing, and even her
7302.s of spray, her bodily power was rapidly failing, and even her high courage almo
7303.gth was gone; sight and sense had nearly failed her; the hand that grasped the c
7304. my uncle, and bring him hither direetly. Moya, stay ; ; ; ; ; . with the child
7305. for your very life." And having rapidly given these directions, May Nettervillo
7306.rtion of the rook, and gagged so tightly to prevent him from screaming, that his
7307. screaming, that his face was completely distorted, and his eyes almost starting The smugglers were crowding fiercely round him, with many a muttered threat
7309. a ; great heap of feathers, too plainly proclaimed the terrible fate in store f
7310.ithout be- whence she had descended only half an hour before. Wilh the exception
7311.h the exception of one old woman, busily occupied in the care of Agnese, there s
7312.l, Daniel " her scattered senses. Surely, Daniel was with us among the ! stowing
7313. give your hangman," retorted fearlessly. would rise to avenge such an outrage a
7314.o its utmost height, and looking proudly on the wondersister from the arms of ol
7315., Daniel. life in my service." BO freely; and I swear to you, if you do this dee
7316.s May," said the poor fellow, gratefully. "And ville were to be sold for the mon
7317.cious life by putI respect unconsciously mingling with his former manner; "but t
7318.r lofty self-forgetfulnesa, May actually flung her murmured May, still speaking
7319.ling like one in a dreain, BO completely had her strength been exhausted in the Netterville," said Shane, impatiently, "I mane you little dove that w: nt dow
7321.: nt down in the basket, I seed the ugly ould world like a carcumvinted magpie h
7322.but let it In; the priest, reverentially uneox for Jlin who died for him M< :iho, selves, But still mischief." closely to her uncle, uttering scream af- hopes his pocket as if for a knife. Happily, one of the others now interfered by ca
7325.ds arm, mid ter scream, in Involuntarily the men lifted their hats. Bold and 1:.
7326. many an evil deed, they were not merely susceptible of generous impulses in tl
7327.of generous impulses in tl . but dei ply capable of appreciating it in others. A
7328.yes of Father Netterville gazing " sadly upon him. My children," continued the g
7329.convinced him he was not to be so easily persuaded or convinced. " In the name o
7330.s in their and yet more ; looking slowly round, and recognizing many of his own
7331.tone, while others hung back, apparently fearfnl and ashamed at the rebuke of th
7332., my children," he continued more mildly, "that you should usurp the privileges
7333.It is written," said the father, sternly, murder. Loose him, May," he continned,
7334.tinned, untwining his niece's arm gently from around the pale victim's folfm "if
7335.e floor, Father Netterville deliberately cut the intended victim's bands, and lo
7336.ost banished by pain and fear, gradually returned and he looked long and steadil
7337.returned and he looked long and steadily on the face Father Netterville returned
7338.edside of a dying parent you will surely believe that he would not willingly bri
7339.rely believe that he would not willingly bring strifa and bloodshed." May undid
7340.m her neck, but Shane snatched it rudely from her, and bound it so tightly round
7341.rudely from her, and bound it so tightly round the eyes of Squire Netterville} t
7342.involuntary expre.-siou " Shane fiercely muttered below his "Curse ye of pain. "
7343.said the squire among them. ! " hoarsely. ; I would have her bless you, my broth
7344.lled into sympathy for one whose saintly dec la had won " their love, full as ni
7345.ndi'd their respect. much as his saintly character had com- I will answer childr
7346. is will, your riverence My " vehemently. " And wherefore not ? I will be with y
7347.ou in a moment," said the priest, mildly; and gently disengaging himself from hi
7348.nt," said the priest, mildly; and gently disengaging himself from his brother's
7349. their depths May uttered an exinstantly succeeded his disappearance. clamation
7350. you we i.l iliis l, " us Clod sees only tliut, I' ni", like oil" iKtd'-r the '-
7351.n N id May, with But May looked fiercely incredulous. " heighten", color, you ha
7352.n, I suppose, if you 1 ; terville mildly. ice. ; !ov". will." drove my father an
7353.ther and Mr. Xc.tsaid the officer coldly. information of a croppy priest lurking
7354., who, some monthi ago, had be, n openly seen I with a party of armed rebels, bu
7355. a field my of !>!ooo tirville certainly and in want; me you l< alone am i i aut
7356.y here." Father Xetterviile might easily have brought witnesses to prov.i that h
7357. that he had been among tin- rebels only to induce them to disperse quietly to t
7358. only to induce them to disperse quietly to their homes; but he was silent, for speaking in his favor was more likely to be hanged ns a rebel than as a witne
7360.ratulatcd to the upon having, previously to hisvisit Kcionsness gradually return
7361.viously to hisvisit Kcionsness gradually returned; convulsion after com shook hi
7362.or at least an hour longer, BO fearfully uncertain was life and over the land. l," said May, last insinuation. proudly, in answer to the officer's " marsaid t
7364.f a woman appeared at th gazing silently upon him. " Mother, forgive me," burst
7365. f, his knees. "We shall that, presently, is madam," ; Mr. a great eulightener i
7366. eases. JusXe! terville, will you kindly lead the joung lady hence ? tice is a h
7367.noth( t t heard from without frightfully prolonged scream, at her counsels; and
7368. alat the feet of Father Xetterviile. ly, she threw herself young and lovely : f
7369.. ly, she threw herself young and lovely : fore you go." The dying woman opened
7370.t-ay nothing to her of all it would only give her causeless sorrow." this May ca
7371." "May heaven bless you, my own -my only one he anictiou on her swered, laying h
7372.n sole and then stooping down, he gently ki-sed her brow. A\ knew it was his fin
7373.he turned from the bro! B, unconsciously, ."! but BTU ii his niee , purs-led to
7374.the H) inn of the ]'h-;ment came faintly to her ear. "Look out from the b.i dear
7375. upon a light couch, placed sufficiently near the open window init the visit of
7376.ow in her heart, tears, which she vainly struggled to rep r her eyes was standin
7377.before, she had looked down nd th', holy procession, and the fair '"ith her e K
7378.from earth, to iieuveu, and going gently, sweetly, al-, , 2C "n of that God whos
7379.h, to iieuveu, and going gently, sweetly, al-, , 2C "n of that God whoso . path
7380. that God whoso . path sho U. i To Lnily Ornrimorn'n fancy added t" this state o
7381.. ' reality, for her aent of His ]< atly with Jesu:; iu Magdalen, at His very fi
7382.ght her She had prayed lo revisit lliily calling her to Himself. to die amongst
7383.who ; 1 > < nal occupation. could hardly have felt less n< Such was her meditati has turned the corner ; and but, holy Mother of God what a " she cried, sudde
7385.ther of God what a " she cried, suddenly interrupting herself, and sight to see
7386.n, who seemed to have, chosen not merely ibis voimg spirit, but tho very form in
7387. of her own loving heart, and resolutely putting back the prayer that, in spite
7388.rst communion, and, indet d, it was only by reiterated entreato you ?" ties she
7389.tors had been appealed to, but they only shrugged their shoulders; it was eviden
7390. nnd all the members of this vast sembly were screaming at the very top of their
7391. its usual appearance business and folly being once more mingled together as the
7392.r for it ?" replied Lady Oranmore coldly, for she sometimes sought a false peace
7393.eems so : said May, "But if it were only 1 often has Jesus preached to the crowd
7394. which how Lady Oranmore yielded, partly because could deny nothing to her darli
7395. deny nothing to her darling, and partly because she felt a kind of necessity in
7396.aud the vague hope that in this possibly she might have indulged d would give ba
7397.ot think of it now without remorse, only softened in which she had given by the
7398.Ver inter1 i true," Lady Oranmore, "only one convert is particularly mentioned i
7399.nmore, "only one convert is particularly mentioned in each of these instances, y
7400.low that many may not have been secretly drawn towards their Saviour, less osten
7401. lie who died for each individual surely would not think the conversion of even
7402. ev. n not au entire conversion but only a crime tha less ono bargain fairly mad
7403.only a crime tha less ono bargain fairly made one oath unuttered one irreverent
7404.ed one irreverent jest unsaid ; ; surely He who died for all fered with tho cons
7405.r in- for the reminding of one in bodily suffering of all that He had suffered i
7406. high inspiration of His charity, surely, aurrlv, .Ifo to cast fire upon o;:rth,
7407. :.hc. and Lady eir;t, tually, as if Tho cliiM their eyes upon Agnese
7408.'isolation of : he hope,] inniv entirely ' ime iii vain : : i Von went i for me, closed, hnr long hair parted smoothly white jobes flowing round her, she i, a
7410.oivlH'a : " Believe me, I would not idly have intruded upon "John Nettervflle 1"
7411.ding, in a whisper " Though it were only to visit such a soul as Unit." Then, wi
7412.d to the bed, and drew her sister gently towards the pillow, saying "Lie down, d
7413.pering at the same time, with a heavenly smile upon her countenance " Is it not
7414. And did I not tell yon that here lovely, Grace ? the very air was full of Jesus
7415. : faith." " He is everywhere in " Italy, ple's hearts, and on their lips, in th
7416.too, Aganswered May, in a tune as nearly of reproach as she could use towards th
7417.ith and love are with us she so tenderly cherished. also; only we are forced to she so tenderly cherished. also; only we are forced to lock up in our hearts
7419.ed that sh. would pardon, and not coldly or by halves, but fully, ronsly, and wi
7420., and not coldly or by halves, but fully, ronsly, and without conditions, even a
7421.t coldly or by halves, but fully, ronsly, and without conditions, even as He had
7422.h Ma -I ! : in Parailise;" and, promptly answering to tho inspiration, she io Hu
7423.ughts o:' John Neiterville made no reply. This very unexp; <' swer to his appeal yet lived within him, and, completely thrown off his guard by the suddenness
7425.eling down beside Lim, and unconsciously kissing his hand, so moved was she to b like a child. He is happy Ih >y sadly; I pray you not to weep so sadly. are h
7427.y sadly; I pray you not to weep so sadly. are happy they are praying for us even
7428. angel of pity and of peace to so deeply against you. Yes, even me moro the loat
7429.nterview with her. May was so completely pre-occupied that she could scarcely be
7430.ely pre-occupied that she could scarcely be said to hear him, although she mecha
7431.d to hear him, although she mechanically fallowed him to a room, which he indica
7432.eatment." you are too gen- Unconsciously May put her hand to her forehead. There
7433.ted my ignorance, in order to more fully the instrument of my own chastisement.
7434.give any other iudi- almost convulsively, " were yet in existence. From the hour
7435.her footsteps s to shrink 're completely into himself, and he boned : of being m
7436.m ! in " But why were you there i family." at all?" asked May, suddenly '.:.', k
7437. i family." at all?" asked May, suddenly '.:.', kimaeli down until hifl bn upon woful day that all her old feelividly IK fore her imagination s;:o withdrew h
7439.r ill the Mass cavern imt.l all entirely to you; and here is another deed, secur interfere in nothin-. taken, probably, by some of the peo- eye of the law; bu a charge," said if May, unconsciously ;-. I ing her thoughts aloud. " You are
7442., which will you will do your duty nobly. make you but mistress of your own. I h
7443.fair. And God is my it I loved her truly, and she loved me also until that fatal
7444.ted it, May, now 1 must confess it, only because of its just denunciations again
7445. at 1 st, my wife, the mother of my only To know that I was 7446.i- I 1 s, who use 1 to smile so brightly at the very and ig of footsteps to see
7447.may tidmirj Buch repentance, I canlutely; not consent to be n, gainer by it." "
7448.he lawyers who drew it up." " But surely," remonstrated May, "you have no right
7449.rosper my child 1 Believe me, it is only by removing it from him that I hope to
7450.o the greatness of its crimes. Earnestly, also, she promised love and protection
7451.ving once .more wrung her hand, abruptly quitted the apartni' nt. For a few seco
7452. wretch who lay gaspand who would gladly how , subsequent entire renunciation wo
7453. ea-y to OO1 characters with religiously she adhered to that plan it hers was pe
7454.ered to that plan it hers was peculiarly one of those huppy whom to will and to
7455.a < Well, I know it you have acted nobly. " eod. I bad called it a'u in: "It wt/
7456.e bet n cither or both, had T not lately been But tho ve. kneeling before ?/tm i
7457." I am her willing to confess that ntely ombraring Ho did not walk through tha s
7458.f I would come to the church. ' ' . only t Ho Jo is to be fo:ind in the s icrame
7459.spered Lady Oranmore, ; quite innooenily 'because if TT. should like to go.' 'Ye
7460.s ever altar,' replied the nnn. Directly I heard that, I gave 1,. ; < like a chi
7461.d been too much for Agneso so she gently untwined Lady Oranmore's arias from aro
7462.pause, t'.uriug which May hung anxiously over her palo sister. " May," whispered, hesitating ; hand, and very joyfully accompanied her to the ci When wo appro
7464. anything to Him, anything of Him I only felt that Ho was near, and th; joy enou
7465.; aud continued Agnese, making evidently a great effort to ov< her reluctance to
7466.. I remember the first were like. I only remember feeling time I ever thought ab
7467.I asked how that might holies,' aud only " be ; and she said that lambs were gen
7468. be blind ; and this made mo wet p eadly, that I could minutes in silence, a lad
7469.and run, around m: and to feel so lonely in soft, sweet glances penetrate my sou
7470.f her misfortune.' They did in it 1 only to hear ono tone of a voice like hers w
7471. said the Moil, times Ln,mb ? for surely it was happened sho who showed herself
7472. of my heart, she added : 'that you;, ly. ke Him, I Rather pray that the light m
7473.a mystery to me, with your deep and holy thoughts, as " I fear my fiery ones som
7474.ack of themselves to things I had nearly forgotten, ai:d to the : " I thought I
7475.he : " I thought I was altar must surely havo bee.i a kneeling between His two a
7476.e ', i heaven. For I would not willingly look upr.Ti i, -tin'! or CM jituiv, ho
7477. think and hoi " Why, Agnese, you surely do not mean to -go to heaven and leave
7478.And sweeter and sweeter it paradise only to sit and hear it. " ni -med to grow u
7479.y sister, when I see if I see Him surely my first thought will be of you jiivh'
7480.een dying ever eince I left Naples; only, at first I was dying Do not cry, deare dying fast. Mi.y do not cry scf sadly." "How can I help it, when I hear you s
7482.: " To leavo you, May, is almost my only sorrow: I love so much to feel that you of her chalice to herself, giving mly of its more soft and soothing sadness t
7484. to Him when He wills it, dear one; only reof Him it may be truly said that He s
7485. dear one; only reof Him it may be truly said that He saw and member to bequeath
7486.uld have His Kposina; but I never really was so, and I never really felt -ye.s e
7487. never really was so, and I never really felt -ye.s even to His divinity robbed
7488.s counte;i!id H.-iid tliem unshrinkingly on the mangled humanity in nance. which
7489.s love, for then I of His woe not merely content to drink up the ised to be His, but rather sipping it, as but wholly and entirely His owu us in life, so to
7491.r sipping it, as but wholly and entirely His owu us in life, so to be faithful d
7492.l drop by drop, that He might more fully taste and even unto death. Yi s, May,"
7493.y sight He could promised Him faithfully oh so faithfully to be His not to His s
7494.promised Him faithfully oh so faithfully to be His not to His soul. And now, my
7495.ul. And now, my child, you need not only His, a child, but His, a woman. I asked
7496.or I know your thoughts. You will gladly suffer with take me away directly but i
7497.gladly suffer with take me away directly but if He chose to leave me ;is Jesus w as His spouse iude< d. " " red solely because He willed it." tim 'Agneso, but
7499.d my thoughts aright. I were so entirely His own, that it was the most natural t
7500. to do where there is no disease, surely it is impossible not to hope." "Do not
7501.fer.' And Mary answered, with a heavenly gladness in her voice: 'He is yours, Ag her voice: 'He is yours, Agnese; only try and will as He entirely I have offe
7503.Agnese; only try and will as He entirely I have offered my life to Him." " But H
7504.ired with something of tho same heavenly longing so visible on her features. She
7505.e it r very deed, what now you have only given in desire." " I feel that He has
7506. remembered afterwards how unconsciously sentence : laid Hi-' rihili how the mat
7507.ade no answer she was weeping liittc rly. " ; " " " she dead?" wliispi red Ma.. in man for comfort. " but I " greatly fear No," ho replied in the samo tone, would May," continued Aguese, feebly, and put on me the one I wore, when He
7510.; it is but a poor place, I could easily carry her so far." "Oh, never mind abou
7511. mind about that," said May, impatiently; "let us carry her there at once, and t
7512. laud, where the sun, shines so brightly as it shines on us." "You must pray for
7513., the kind old man carried her as nearly as he could to the altar up n which To
7514.dlike and of little meaning, but happily May could comprehend the which made thi
7515.nce; once more raised Aguese, she gently removed Th tie, so little in union with
7516.d May felt Agn every moment more heavily upon her, as if every moment she lost m
7517. that the child was dying fast. Suddenly ehe felt her sinking from her grasp; it
7518.the living child and clasped her tightly to her until that sweet and solemn bles
7519.sign "Dearest May," she said imploringly, ".could you not put the other way, wit
7520.ii)! Thank you, thank;. May," lovi-.igly upon me. she added, as her sister silen
7521.r with such sorrow. Francesco williu :ly undertook the office, and back rapidly
7522.y undertook the office, and back rapidly to Naples. Lady Oranmoiv would story, b
7523.her, she Ag:i< so \v.:S smiling brightly, and rd the flat, and that the conseque
7524.t to admit of h-r attending very closely to the ceremonies which followed. But a
7525.ut \Yhat, dearest?" replied May, vaguely, unable at the moiiui of iiuyihing but
7526.liar exher voice. "The JJove is the only bird I would care to h.:'. " You will s
7527. remaining strength to say, as earnestly as she could: "Grandmother, if you woul
7528.sus tor the comfort of that hour." Liuly Oranmore turned away in speechless sorr
7529.His sake." " Never " answered May firmly, after a moment's thought; and she kept dowers !" she said, in a voice barely miblo. "Content you, dear one. There ar
7531.e the room Avas wrapped iu silence, only broken by the of Lady Oraumore, and eve
7532.ine Jesus, whom then the child it hadily, was now coming Himself to visit her *
7533.ect, incredulity, aud insult continually offered our Divinu Saviour in His Eucha
7534. not night or day," prayer I: who " Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was
7535.ight or day," prayer I: who " Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and
7536.r day," prayer I: who " Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty, who was, and who is
7537. Her s sur thought at first it. was only a convulsive ni.iv. input, and tried to
7538. radiance on " Frauo. her brow. Buddenly mho started up " Tho Dove!" she cried,
7539.them (s it seemed to the beholi directly above her. But win Ilia- she sa\v, or u
7540.ut win Ilia- she sa\v, or u>i .-ret only known to herself and to her G \1, for w
7541.tive to give a brief sketch of the early history of Martha Tresize. She was the
7542.n of a Catholic gentleman, to whose only CHAPTER I. The sun shone brightly throu
7543.e only CHAPTER I. The sun shone brightly through the leaves of the forest; it sp
7544.ight across solitary glens, danced gaily over the little brooks that murmured th
7545.ghter, Agnes, Martha was were constantly together, and The two children was sett
7546.ettled that Martini should live entirely with Agnes, who had no other companion.
7547.tes devolved on his daughter. The family therefore left Ireland to reside on the
7548.o years affarewell forever to her family and her country. ter her arrival in Eng
7549.esize, a native of Penzance; and shortly afterwards her foster-sister Agnes fell
7550. moment the latch of the door was gently respectable, kind-looking ' raised, and
7551.ten months, her husband was accidentally killed; and us was dying. The kind neig
7552.ds now advised her tion was consequently desolate. 'My ferer. I am little daught
7553. and contrived to live there respectably, though in a very different position fr
7554.which she The many comforts of her early life had hitherto occupied. had ill fit
7555. said Muss last Sunday." And she hastily left the cottage. In about half an hour
7556.her straitened circumstances, not vainly regretting the loss of that worldly pro
7557.inly regretting the loss of that worldly prosperity which was no longer hers. In
7558.gratitude for her foster-sister's family, it often occurred to her that her life
7559.ts of frugality, and to give them homely tastes and a love of order, so that it
7560.he sad As the little craft glided slowly down it. the old young orphan kept her
7561.eavement. first few weeks, wept bitterly when the merry playmate and companion o evenings, and the Sundays especially seemed sad without him; but in childhoo
7563.e vanished from her sight she could only see the lowers of tin: Cathedral and th
7564.ions. As she advanced in years she fully repaid her mother's fond care, if init
7565.e peaceful life she led, had made easily dried ; She thought of all her Divine S
7566.ttle girl, - don't The fore a most truly cheerful and happy disposition. Her mot
7567.ght her to have recourse to her Heavenly Father in all difficulties, and thus sh
7568. beauty of heaven, where she confidently hoped her mother now was; these and oth
7569.ot in that crowding confusion which only into her heart serves to harass us, but
7570. serves to harass us, but welling gently up, then sinking deeply and filling her
7571.t welling gently up, then sinking deeply and filling her with a pious awe that w
7572. if you ' will be a your father's family kind, come back to us my dame good frie
7573.king, and at such moments would bitterly bewail her folly in having undertaken s
7574. moments would bitterly bewail her folly in having undertaken such a perilous vo
7575. then considered the This person readily agreed to perilous voyage to Penzance.
7576.e Catherine with her, and see her safely conducted to her aunt. At some distance
7577.' She will tell us the way." Accordingly they both proceeded to the shop of Dame
7578.etween Exeter and Peuzance, occasionally convey ing passengers. This, indeed, wa
7579.g passengers. This, indeed, was the only way in which the poorer classes could g
7580.ful, warm night; the moon shone brightly on our two travelers as they wended the
7581.surrounding gloom. Catherspa; was thinly populated, and the lands comprised in t
7582.ofitless moors. Duchy Cm- miles scarcely Tiiu ocean was it. Catholic priests had
7583.had been driven out, and very frequently had not been replaced by the ministers
7584.ry, stood a moment to gaze on the lovely scene, and she would have remained long
7585.r priests, the Cornish people, naturally religious, had loved to perform. gifts
7586. magnificent Mount's Bay, is universally admired. This bay presents an expanse o
7587.ents an expanse of sea such as is rarely found enclosed by headlands, in the mid
7588.of which, rising to the height of nearly two hundred feel, stands an insulated m
7589.tion of St. Michael's Mount. At an early period this romantic eminence was must
7590.omantic eminence was must get on quickly; they will be abed; and I have to go ba
7591.comfortable the cottage, which certainly looked cheerless. earlier ' Whose brow of Newlyn, nestled on the gently- ' light while she Catherine said she w
7593.o candle up there, the moon gives goodly light. I After passing this place, the
7594.e rocks close above the sea, and finally led to Mousehole. About halfway between
7595.on in bed, and a few moall substantially-built house, bearing the name of Ty-an- forgotten in the calm, deep ' roughly hewn in the rock, leading down to the w
7597. doubt, But let us now to the melancholy aspect of the building itself. The larg
7598.enowned wreckOn stormy nights the lonely house often ers and smugglers. became t
7599.from the wall, affording would certainly never have wished her daughter to go to
7600.r-in-law. But her husband had frequently spoken with affection of this sister, a
7601.m for aid, which he would have willingly given had he been aware of her misfortu
7602.cking and smuggling could lie constantly perpetrated with impunity, the reader w
7603.muggling was also carried on extensively by the inmates of Ty-an-dour. The desir
7604. Rut these hours of relaxation were only of short . rtura- .'ii In conviviality
7605.n settle him.' This sentiment was loudly applauded very excited, and, as the hou
7606. hour was late, J)ame Ciisterman quietly withdrew. The children had already crep their father's house. whom none :inly protect or care tor; and these poor chi
7608.erman and her sons were very differently occupied. CHAPTER III. There they sat i
7609.II. There they sat in their dis- orderly kitchen; a small lamp, placed on the ta
7610.eeded the day of Catherine's At an early hour all was astir in the little town,
7611.zance. A The three were holding a family council. astonished and shocked would p
7612.who were far from disdaining such homely duties, and who greatly enjoyed the ear
7613.ning such homely duties, and who greatly enjoyed the early ride into town. The s
7614.uties, and who greatly enjoyed the early ride into town. The sun, which had rise
7615.uable of their ill-gotten goods secretly to the shop of a Jew in the town, and h
7616.present occasion her name was frequently mentioned with reference to certain art
7617. which they wished to be taken privately to the Jew's Mind, the other men of the
7618.customed to deal with men of wild unruly passions to think it a needless precaut
7619.ecaution, before introducing his nightly visitors, to any object which might tem
7620.ay on the table. His meaning was quickly understood, and his old mother hastened
7621.r the coasts?' The subject was evidently one of imterest to the wreckers They le
7622.ry that the beauty of the hour was fully visible. A soft sca-breezo blew over th
7623.hat astery rung out the Angclus at early morn. while all nature celebrated the p
7624.od, man had forgotten Him, to think only of material gain. No Jongcr did the lab's mot her had left her poor in wordly goods, she bestowed on her a rich legac
7626. bid her raise her eyes to that heavenly city where the sorrows of this life sha
7627. long past the hour at which she usually rose. She therefore jumped out ot bed,
7628.s of bread, mid several empty the family had breakfasted. A little girl was stan
7629. 'Mine is Ruth,' replied the child shyly. I'.arnliy was a pretty little girl of
7630.ime of her tniirria"e, and that probably the harshness of her manner was greatly
7631. the harshness of her manner was greatly owing to treatment she .had experienced
7632.her and one sister,' was the brief reply. At that moment the brother and sister of much service.' The two accordingly proceeded to the sea-shore, where they
7634.fore; contrasting as it did, so strongly with the brightness of all without. For
7635.rine, whose sweetness of temper was only the result of ardent prayer and constan
7636.The two youngest children were evidently of opinion that it was far better to be
7637.egging her acceptance of a small monthly sum for that purpose. they left Ruth an
7638.owever, she saw Catherine first actively sweep; ing, then at work cleaning of ce
7639.uth I find yourself, I tell you honestly that it would be of much service u; me.
7640.silence some minutes, when Ruth suddenly jumped up, exclaiming, There is Patienc
7641.ttle ' and henceforth she paid regularly the sum agreed on. The week passed by w
7642.seated at the cottage, gazing carelessly at the waves as they foaming carne^ hum
7643.ce' to whom she conjectured, and rightly, that this the word applied. up the bea
7644.word applied. up the beach, then rapidly receding; her thoughts wandering far aw
7645. Sundays of the past; first, though only a vague recolwith her brother at their the sacrifice of his life in the holy cause of religion. She was aroused from
7647.nt, and then directed her course rapidly towards Tin- site that m/tr bears this
7648.some neighbors to \ one of ' my own only which, at the time of which :. we write
7649.he rugged moors sloped somewhat abruptly towards the sea, which lay calmly cradl
7650.ruptly towards the sea, which lay calmly cradled in the bay, circling with its a
7651.t that moment were assisting at the Holy Sacrifice. The pious child had just com
7652. seeing, standing behind her, an elderly woman. There was something very pleasin
7653.cent girl. Catherine rose Widow O'Reilly is very good,' said Ruth; every one kno
7654.y bedside and made me drinks from goodly herbs.' The two cousins now entered the
7655.m her knees. ' The woman who had quickly noticed her look of surprise, at once a
7656.from the ocean, the waves rippled lazily over the yellow sands; St. Michael's Mo
7657.e of its ivy-clad sides standing sharply defined against the unclouded sky of th
7658. shadows lengthened as the sun gradually sunk on the horizon, and at length was
7659.on, and at length was lost, leaving only a faint reflection of its glory in the
7660. forth fires, whose reflectrees Suddenly, and as As she finished speaking she he
7661.u live.' My name? It is Bridget O'Reilly. I keep a shop in the town; perhaps you
7662.ticed the sign-board with Widow O'Reilly on it. Many is the long year 1 have spe
7663.alk- for the ; ' The children especially seemed overjoyed, and joining hands the here she lives?' asked Widow O'Reilly. Catherine could not answer, but the te
7665.d not answer, but the tears fell quickly down her cheeks, which her kind friend
7666. mirth attracted her attention. Suddenly, the joyous band would stop, the two lu
7667. must pass. As she stood watching softly: Lana-ma-chrena! (i. e. child of my hea
7668.tholics here, and we often have the holy For there is a Catholic gentleman nigh
7669.iest had been educated and received Holy On wall. I 7'ATfi TO TRUST. slender bra
7670. strayed from lie true faith. For nearly thirty years he hud been enga^ei in Mid
7671.hose before his mind; and wa it was only ith much p had siieeeeded in eluding th them stood an ancient archway, partly clothed with ivy; its heavy doors thick
7673.lothed with ivy; its heavy doors thickly studded with nails, and well strengthen
7674. alike unknown at Penzance, was the only indication of road they must follow. I
7675.e ' of that name.' the park occasionally a deer, startby the sound of footsteps,
7676.ure, part of it dating from a very early period, the tower from the days of the
7677.s. Other buildings had been subsequently added, and it now formed a large and so
7678. and a picturesque irregularity, totally different from, the straight formal man of moonlight the scene was peculiarly slight noise surprised to see A ' made, the top of the tower, especially, shining as when he ' Maw standing clos startled her. Maw,' she said gravely, you would not wisli to have any one ' you." Catherine spoke so seriously that the child believed her words, and
7683.seeing the priest safe inside, hurriedly retraced their steps homeward. to his c
7684.ll go with you. And if,' she added gaily, people tell us, that light keeps off e
7685.d climb the steepest rocks; there really was danger. he would run carelessly alo was danger. he would run carelessly along the narrow ledges, where one fals
7687.the ; came ' to know him.' yon. but only on condition that you do not repeat gav
7688.tholic,' replied Catherine 'It is a holy religion, and it teaehes us to he good.
7689.on, and it teaehes us to he good. warmly. Those who speak against it do not unde
7690.they have attained perfection? Certainly Catherine did not; more mature reflecti
7691.nd ' To know God, ' to love thoughtfully. I not have abandoned been less sanguin
7692.oor Maw!' said Catherine compassionately; 'did no one ever speak to you of the g near the cottage gazing on the lively scene, as the boats p'lied to and fro, done for us? which, although the only instrument used was the bagpipe, did no
7695.As she mused on these things it suddenly occurred to her that, while forming pla
7696.orgotten the most important part, namely, to ask God's assistance, without which
7697.d fervent prayer. She then tripped gaily into the cottage and found that her aun attention, as it contained the family supper. Having seen that all was right,
7699.ed on their road in silence. The usually hear the great truths of religion at so
7700.t so tender an age that they sink gently into our hearts without producing in us
7701. young souls before the mind can happily implanted in its affections. And thus a
7702.s the seeds of religion, which gradually expand as our reason developes. But thi
7703.the age of nine without having re- fully comprehend the object of ceived any rel
7704.m out as the works of God, and specially made for the use and happiness of man.
7705.ess of man. woman, who subsisted chiefly on the little Widow O'Reilly supplies b
7706.ted chiefly on the little Widow O'Reilly supplies brought to her by charitable p
7707.s. often sent her provisions, frequently employing Catherine to take them, well
7708.ak a harsh word to them, had sunk deeply into her heart: and in earlier days eve
7709.n, when with others she was occasionally quick tempered, towards the poor her ma
7710.ts bed-ridden inhabitant. Affectionately did the youthful visitor inquire after
7711. childhood, what one older and evidently better instructed than himself had told
7712.OME days V. number, including the family ajid servants, and D and laborers on th
7713.ed to attend. This me.ssage, was quickly spread after Bt John's eve, Bridget O'!
7714.d after Bt John's eve, Bridget O'!!cilly received word Margaret do Courey that t
7715.that her ladyship di -sir I. let.' ingly followed the maid to what \va called th have been well brought up, and fully instru in our holy religion; but that t
7717.brought up, and fully instru in our holy religion; but that those with whom you
7718.e their functions unmolested, especially in Cornwall; but as these became extinc
7719.e inhabitants of Pen/ance were extremely ignorant, and for the most part indiffe
7720.gion; for you in trouble. Widow O'Reilly told me that Dame Barnby was she is dou
7721.and other fieldsports. here occasionally to assist at the prayers, and receive r
7722.from military aid, and had with him only a small body of attendants on whom he c
7723.body of attendants on whom he could rely. lie decided, therefore, though with so
7724.stablished his influence more thoroughly over the inhabitants, who might, in tim
7725.any one; and he was not therefore likely to succeed with people wiio felt that h
7726.force his commands. His pride was deeply wounded on finding that his authority c
7727.rders to his attendants to be constantly on the watch to detect, if missiont and
7728.e boy. inquired after him; which greatly pleased that makes me think I wish you glory on his stay Catherine willingly assented; and the children having seate
7730.ned with eager attention, and so rapidly did the time seem to pass that they wer
7731. peace which Sir Reginald and his family had hitherto enjoyed, they had little a Kate, 'she said to her niece O'Reilly' has just- been telling tending service
7733.nate and watchful mo! her, not foolishly indulgent; for both she the first ii- a
7734.he first ii- and Sir Reginald it as duly of Christian parents to bring up thei'r
7735.hich she was ac- sight indeed is a truly Christian home, in which each member of
7736.rving God; where the heads of the family encourage and inllueuce their dependent
7737.nd peace pervades the atmosphere. Surely on such a home the eye of the Almighty
7738.ler in the sandy desert. It was a family such as this that inhabited the ancient, and stored them away, carefully labelled, in a room devoted to that pur
7740.em in these respects, it was principally owing to the superior education he had
7741. legends of the middle iid lives of holy men works the perusal of which cheered
7742.e delight of Sir Reginald and his family. Master and servants would all gather r
7743.s hallchimney; Lady Margaret ever busily engaged with some needlework; the child
7744.ce the events of the dav. Oc< casionally a wandering pedlar, or a benighted trav
7745. then prevalent disease, small-pox. Only two children now remained; the eldest s
7746.een, and Barbara, a little girl scarcely two years of age. One thing had been a
7747. their spiritual wants; one particularly children felt by themselves at the deat
7748.themselves at the death of their greatly delighted. In the more holy seasons, as
7749.heir greatly delighted. In the more holy seasons, as in Lent or Advent, the live
7750.own mischievous laughing Hubert forcibly reminded him. It was not that death had
7751.robbed him of the companion of his early years; no, a when no priest was present
7752.out household with great joy, especially as, unlike the other priests who had vi priests who had visited them and only remained a short time, he had direction
7754.-quarters. Such was the house and family to which Catherine now frequently resor to which Catherine now frequently resorted, and where she soon became a g
7756.garet, her waiting-women, and especially little Barbara, on more painful now exi
7757. of his fathers. Sir Reginald had vainly written to him, imploring him to consid
7758.which reparation far whom she frequently attended. Those were pleasant afternoon
7759.oul of the house. Firm as of the earthly honors he hoped to obtain by this homel
7760.honors he hoped to obtain by this homely custom. The lady during that time gave
7761. allowed each one to question her freely, or she recounted some edifying tale, a
7762.s how Lady Margaret paid her beautifully she could embroiwell for her work, Dame
7763.rie I beautiful lillle i I had certainly been, hut i'-h: and as tho (iothic stru
7764.hey look to me as if they had been newly put down.' 1 their repose. .Mr. tence.
7765.iest, fearing the commis- that Certainly, sir, they have appearance. Is it your collected round the spot. 'It is only the rats, yer honor,' said a voice from
7767. voice from behind: a tall, vi carefully closed up the entrance. The altar furni
7768.rnaments taken from the chapel. Scarcely had these arrangements been completed,
7769.sioner seemed puz/lcd; he looked sternly at Larry, who was now leaning against t
7770.em,' exclaimed Mr. IlijTgins impatiently. 'I'll him first out,' my dying breath, any signs of agitation in the manly voice that addressed him thus: 'Sir, in ere we try what seems a very unlikely ' place for a man to hide in?' that wel
7773. cried, to those who accompanied sharply. him, we must begin. But this gentleman
7774.piece of tapestry, which thdy had partly torn down. Considerable time and troubl
7775.n piercing the wall, when what evidently had been inshould have the honor of a d
7776. procured, the mysterious spot carefully examined, anil, to the great disappoint
7777.ry well," replied the other, reluctantly; let us to work.' The parly then spread
7778. reluctantly; let us to work.' The parly then spread themselves through the hous
7779.e hall The sharp features of Sir. Vainly they felt along the tapestried walls to
7780. found nothing this time,' were the only words he uttered; and without waiting f
7781. had brought bun the '! turning abruptly to the un fortunate atwhere heardest th
7782.The last days of October had been chilly the first of November dawned cheerless up in a ponderous cloak, was the only person to lie seen; lie walked with hur
7784.road was one with which he was evidently well acquainted, for lie mechanically t well acquainted, for lie mechanically turned up and down, from street to stre
7786.nd down, from street to street, scarcely ever raising his eyes from the ground u
7787.w coat, and one of the sleeves is nearly torn to pieces. who wore it must have s
7788.ho wore it must have struggled violently, trying to get up the ' ' ' The old hum
7789. ' ' The old hump-backed cobbler pletely obstructed the pathway was there, with
7790. at length the articles were reluctantly paid for by the latter of gigantic stre
7791.he inquired. The old man took it eagerly m his hand, rubbed the precious stones,
7792. in a louder tone, what use is so costly an article to me wno in this poor town
7793.o you speak thus? rcpned Stephen angrily, 'You know wel. that ah such things as
7794.l. that ah such things as are too costly to find a purchaser here, you sell to y
7795.arpenter has been 'on but he cometh only once in the year, 'True,' replied Isaac
7796. with dangers; now he was here not fully two months ago, so I must needs keep th
7797.arthen's to talk it over in a neighborly way, as we always do I and a couple of
7798.ld ' about religion: he is a marvelously good speaker. I no time to lose in talk
7799.d the me waiting here.' Jew hesitatingly. half?' ' 'I will; butyoupromisa to giv
7800.aded of demanded the wrecker impatiently. money that I shall make you gain.' And
7801. And why do you want my help? not surely for the pleasure sharing some money wit
7802.y with me,' said Casterman sarcastically. Half what? half the 'All, I help inc.
7803. ' 1 am them all,' said Isaac scornfully; but there is a reward offered to any o
7804.o Between nmiillifuls ho ..--ped. really was hungry, '. looked inquiringly at th
7805.really was hungry, '. looked inquiringly at the inmates of the kitchen, wonderi-
7806.ight. These peculiarities would probably have escaped the notice of Castcrmau, h
7807.t the expression of alarm which suddenly appeared on the young man's face, when
7808.olic, or Papist as they be more commonly named; lie worshiped in secret and used
7809.he ' ; Manor." 'Ah,' said Isaac musingly, the serving folk? No; how should I? '
7810.y? cried the ' Yes, sneer. Jew anxiously. when I have it. I promise,' said the o
7811.t, far from being a burden to the family, she gained money by her work, she boca
7812.discouragement or, when Dame Barnby only evinced displeasures at what she had do
7813.d of her and the children, her naturally quick temper would for a moment rise. H
7814.t Catherine's was not a weak or cowardly disposition, and if the road she trod w
7815.uld find peace and joy in that e< liarly painful to the So saying the wrecker to
7816. Enveloped in his dark cloak, he hastily retraced his steps homeward. That eveni
7817.'s residence in former days will readily understand that Stephen Casterman found
7818.he Manor. Sir Reginald lived on friendly terms with all his poorer neighbors, an
7819.k-d Saviour, and so she advanced bravely on her road. Lady Mar:.- where One coun
7820.: and as his friend in Bridget O'iieilly, to reproachfully. You love l< whom Maw
7821.d in Bridget O'iieilly, to reproachfully. You love l< whom Maw would sonietin, t
7822.uggling expedition, and had subsequently settled in Cornwall, the people were wo
7823.e had ta: and as Lady Margaret generally gave her little the idea of a friendly
7824.y gave her little the idea of a friendly visit from such a morose in- protegee s
7825.hich cast a gloom over the little family. Catherine's aunt had gone one afternoo
7826.d.' They both retired to rest. But early next morning all was astir in the cotta
7827.had happened. Time seemed to pass slowly indeed to Catherine, who anxiously awai
7828.lowly indeed to Catherine, who anxiously awaited their return. At last little Su
7829.he rest did. But,' she added sorrowfully, you can do me no more good now; 1 must
7830.ust needs bid farewell I loved ye dearly, my Winny ' but I ' to all.' 'Ah, weep away from Him. Now, if you will only turn to Him, and tell Him that you are
7832.m, why, sure, then He will send the holy angels down to bear your soul up to hea
7833.nby; I to turn to God? I would willingly do anything ' ' but how an. es- I could
7834.e was an uplifted hands prayed fervently. Christ, We Who ' Besides having her ar
7835.sick was also assisted by Widow O'Reilly, who being xperienced, knew what was be that is the true I could bring a holy priest to you, if you would see religio
7837. Winny dear.' murmured the woman faintly. ' lie; Dying is it, my own poor Winifr
7838.g is it, my own poor Winifred? O, surely no, it cannot and yet you do look very
7839.e are the children,' said Widow O'Reilly; so I shall wish pale face. Yes,' repli
7840.d nothing -1 ' can,' said Widow O'Reilly softly. you good-evening, and go; my li -1 ' can,' said Widow O'Reilly softly. you good-evening, and go; my little Ka
7842.asy as to the future. She was not really attached to any faith; Imi now that her
7843.he found that rcliThe {lion was the only thing that could give her consolation.
7844. frightened, ' and it ocyotedness rarely found even in those much older curred t
7845.eized the poor woman, and as it was only when Catherine knelt by her and prayed,
7846.orld, or of the intercession of His holy Mother on behalf of sinners, that she e
7847.d me vice ye are?' Casterman indignantly. 'I would not be a ser- God faithfully
7848.y. 'I would not be a ser- God faithfully for the future did not quite abandon mu
7849.she supposed would be her deathbed, only one thing seemed to her necessary, name thing seemed to her necessary, namely, to save her soul; but now that in all
7851.sterman continued years to live, worldly interests opposed her good intentions.
7852.m his ill-success All went on peacefully in the Manor-house and in Dame Another
7853.e Another consideration acted powerfully on Dame Barnby's mind, and deterred her
7854. with Bridget and Catherine, she plainly saw that if she became a Catholic she m
7855. those of the next, while Widow O'Reilly and 'hie redoubled their prayers for he
7856.en, her spinning-wheel revolving rapidly as she drew out the long white tread fr
7857.selves about ' rman waa very differently, though not less completely, oc- tone;
7858. differently, though not less completely, oc- tone; tor 1 and yet ought, she add
7859.ersion of those of whom she had formerly been the accomplice. Another year passe
7860. happiness to Dame Barnby and her family. By her own industry, and that of Cath-
7861.oman like ine.' -poke long and earnestly with her aunt she unfolded, with the na
7862.vice. The erine ator in this; and lastly she showed how short and trifling the p
7863.was a Catholic, and as he was frequently the means of conveying priests to Irela
7864. of one might and he therefore willingly consented to take Maw. who all started
7865. interest in the converts; the brotherly charity reigned among tbe congregation,
7866.low the fire out.' ' There was certainly not much ' fire in the hearth to be ext
7867. Creator, and still absorbed in heavenly and solemn thoughts, are ever desirous
7868.hich they caused the wreck; but she only drew on herself such a torrent of abuse
7869.t that.' 'You must,' said Stephen firmly, as he placed himself against ' the doo
7870.ret.' / have worked two years, but truly I know not what you have done, save sit
7871.not what you have done, save sit quietly at home,' replied his gloomy com' iron' iron grasp of Stephen nnaii quickly perceived that he had to deal with one
7873. to deal with one of II<; those cowardly natures that will do anything through f
7874.r. from the said therefore: are entirely in my power; you must do whatsoever I T their goods the two parted. Anxiously did Casterman await the appointed hour,
7876.en twelve years in Sir Reginald's family my father's death; I was then ten years
7877.this deathbed he feared that I, his only child, ' would be brought up a Protesta
7878.s own house, and sec that I was properly My November was about ten o'clock when,
7879.might have been noticed advancing slowly and cautiously across the plain, toward
7880. noticed advancing slowly and cautiously across the plain, towards a spot where
7881.pectre, guardian of the moors. Certainly it was not pleasure that at such a time
7882.? But never mind, go on." man scornfully. ' ' ' inquired Caster- that lone indiv
7883.ghts; more than once he looked anxiously behind him, as if he feared that he was
7884. coward with a mingled ex- He thoroughly pression of astonishment, pity, and con
7885.ame is Andrew Harkwright,' was the reply. But," and he spoke with hesitation, an
7886.ring the confusion which would naturally follow ; ter harbor priests?' his arres
7887.ivy, as a sudden mist shrieked ominously through the branches of the old tree. C
7888. to the uproar of the elements, scarcely noticed the wild sounds; his mind was w
7889.ced the wild sounds; his mind was wholly occupied in trying to discover what Har
7890.ed to the wrecker, that it might be only a clever device on the part of my maste
7891.know not,' replied tell Casterman coldly. thing more to me? How am I to make 'Bu
7892. should give up his friends so willingly; doubtless some strong pushed you there
7893.nto. How comes it, that one in so goodly ' It is ' i a position as you are shoul
7894. ye to my words,' said Casterman sternly. 'If I had lived under your master's ro
7895.ead for twelve years. I will say frankly that / would not then have turned upon
7896.ersion of those of whom she had formerly been the accomplice. Another year pas*e
7897. happiness to Dame Barnby and her family. By her own industry, and that of Cath-
7898. me.' Catherine spoke long and earnestly with her aunt she unfolded, with the na
7899.ot loved its Creator hi this; and lastly she showed how short and trifling the p
7900.was a Catholic, and as he was frequently the means of conveying priests to Irela
7901.ight ruin all and he therefore willingly consented to take Maw. who started on h
7902. interest in the converts; the brotherly charity that reigned among with which t
7903.hich it would little There was certainly not much fire in the hearth to be extin
7904. Creator, and still absorbed in heavenly and solemn thoughts, arc ever desirous
7905.hich they caused the wreck; but she only drew on herself such a torrent of abuse
7906.t that.' 'You must,' said Stephen firmly, as be placed himself against ' the doo
7907.iron grasp of Stephen. Casterman quickly perceived that he had to deal with one
7908.u, you tell me all I want those cowardly natures that will do anything through f
7909.two have ' years, done, save sit quietly at home,' replied his now we have the s
7910.d his now we have the secret.' but truly I know not what you gloomy com- command you gloomy com- command. are entirely in my power; you must do whatsoever I T
7912.en twelve years in Sir Reginald's family ' thereof. my father's death; I After s their goods the two parted. Anxiously did Casterman await the appointed hour,
7914.a Protestant My I, father was a his only child, would be brought up by his relat
7915.s own house, and see that I was properly My November was about ten o'clock when,
7916.ght have be, -n noticed advancing slowly and cautiously across the plain, toward
7917. noticed advancing slowly and cautiously across the plain, towards a spot where
7918.pectre, guardian of the moors. Certainly it was not pleasure that at such a time
7919.? But never mind, go on.' man scornfully. ' ' ' inquired Caster- was apparent hi
7920.ghts; more than once he looked anxiously behind him, as if he feared that he was
7921. coward with a mingled ex- He thoroughly pression of astonishment, pity, and con
7922.ame is Andrew Harkwright,' was the reply. But,' and he spoke with hesitation, an
7923.ring the confusion which would naturally follow would be ' ' ' ter ' harbor prie
7924.vy, as a sudden irust shrieked ominously through the branches of the old tree. C
7925. to the uproar of the elements, scarcely noticed the wild sounds; his mind was w
7926.ced the wild sounds; his mind was wholly occupied in trying to discover what Har
7927.ed to the wrecker, that it might be only a clever device on the part of my 'I kn you anynot,' replied Casterman coldly. tell thing more to ing there to say I
7929. should give up his friends so willingly; doubtless some strong pushed you there
7930.nto. How comes it, that one in so goodly It is i a position as you are should wa
7931. ye to my words,' said Casterman sternly. 'If I had lived under your master's ro
7932.ead for twelve years, I will say frankly that I would not then have turned upon his head under some pretext, but only to ; mumbling to himself that 'if the m, who stood before him. ' was finally agreed between the two to wait for the
7935.steps homewards, his conscience bitterly reproaching him, and haunted by the ang
7936.out the se' ' Have I ' know where wardly rejoicing his CHAPTER X as a season of
7937.ver been looked upon joicing, especially in the days of Catholicity. It was a ti
7938.t was a time when people wished not only to be happy themselves, but to make the
7939. by a back-door.' 'It is all excellently well planned; I knew there was a priest servants alone; but radiant with holy joy, she herself superintended all, acc
7941. other day of the year; he had no family, no one for whom he cared, and none who
7942.rlor, his eyes fixed on the capriciously curling flames, while his thoughts wand
7943.y the glew of happiness that continually rises in the hearts of those who engage stern expression. He listened eagerly to the sounds outside, wondering who it
7945.therine leave logo with Bridget O'Reilly, saying that she herself would go to th
7946.riend, well Towards evening, accordingly, Mother Bridget and her young wrapped u
7947.the congregafant King. On 'Well, sharply. ' what is he doing there?' replied Mr. him.' He If The chapel was tastefully adorned with evergreens There was a doo
7949.d was not without some fear of a nightly visit from the comissioner, and the mor
7950.irit disturbing the serenity of the holy place; several heads turned to see when
7951.their Sir Reginald. the casements firmly closed? inquired his master. 'I think t
7952. hearts. who on looking more attentively at him, then remarked his extreme palen
7953.t the courage to answer. He fled rapidly to his room at the top of the house, an
7954.rance on the right There was immediately a rush in that direction; but, as often
7955.nsion. Taking his lantern, he cautiously descended the stairs. His heart beat vi
7956.ded the stairs. His heart beat violently as he reached the door, against which h
7957. about to perpetrate would not certainly inspire him with heroic sentiments. Up
7958.nd whispered to her, My lady run swiftly and fetch her. Probably in her anguish
7959.lady run swiftly and fetch her. Probably in her anguish of mind the lady had not
7960.ady in flames? She trembled and scarcely dared to advance. mother darted forward any risk," said the courageous O Holy Mary, protect me! she added as she ran
7962.protect me! she added as she ran rapidly up the flight of stone steps. She soon
7963.ded, turning to Andrew, who mechanically preceded them in the direction of the c
7964. of the chapel. Their footsteps scarcely audible, as the stone floor was thickly
7965. audible, as the stone floor was thickly strewn with rushes. reaching the door H
7966.nting towards Casterman pushed it gently open, and gazed in with silent awe and
7967.recker expected to witness but certainly lie was not prepared for the sight he n
7968. part of the chapel. Mass was now nearly over. The congregation were on their kn
7969.on were on their knees praying fervently, and the priest in his vestments stood
7970.hed his rough and gloomy nature; he only knew that there was something beautiful
7971. what many words to describe lasted only for a moment. Quickly the scene of peac
7972.scribe lasted only for a moment. Quickly the scene of peace and devotion, which
7973.he asked. 'You shall go to her presently, Barbara dear,' replied Catherine, whil
7974.therine, while she dressed her hurriedly; and taking her in her arms, she left t
7975.d fallen asleep and then laid her gently on the ground. Kneeling down, she then, praying also for those of the family who were still in danger. Then she went
7977.wered Catherine; and the two accordingly ' ' Returning to the child, she laid do
7978.armed her, and then again would suddenly awake, imagining that men were breaking
7979.ell covered, seemed sleeping comfortably as if in her own little bed. Without di her, Catherine proceeded cautiously towards the mansion, with the view of l
7981.aid a voice near her. She turned quickly, with a feeling half of joy, half of fe
7982.o see one of them, that she could hardly speak. ' ' O Mistress Jane, what has ha
7983. Jane, what has happened?' were her only words. When Catherine and Bridget enter
7984.t that Sir Reginald and his famGreat ily were too charitable and good to be inte
7985.determined to convey his prisoners early the following morning to Launceston, an
7986.k, which had caused her to scream loudly; that lights being brought, she was fou
7987.provisions at her own dwelWidow O'Reilly went to Dame Barnby's cottage, where Ca
7988. one of the waiting-women coming quickly towards them, who told them that her la
7989.troness lying on her bed: she was deadly night, with her helpless children. So w
7990., They had now situated sea, on a gently arrived at the farmhouse, which was .pr
7991.ed at the farmhouse, which was .prettily rising slope, with woods between it and, but yet there was a look of heavenly and surrounded by meadows and two patri
7993. her mother, who drew her darling fondly towards her. Was she with thee, my Kate of those Saxon castles so frequently met with in Cornwall. ful girl. Here ha
7995.peak, and the silent gratitude of gently. when Lady Margaret the mother was as w that her kind friend, whom she truly loved and venerated, was near her end.
7997.erated, was near her end. Widow O'Reilly and several waiting-women, were and wer
7998.orning he had at TlU'h To TRUST. quickly the best room; they arc going here! .lu
7999.get arrived, the poor lady asked eagerly if they had heard any news of Sir Regin
8000.s which were ever ou her lips aud deeply impressed on her heart, ' had, during t
8001.yielding to the grief which she inwardly felt; but now that all was over, and sh her old wooden chair and wept, fondly caressing the while Lady Margaret's lit which Lady Margaret's health rapidly Her spine had been seriously injured, a
8004.lth rapidly Her spine had been seriously injured, and this, added mind, was fast
8005.isfortunes. Catherine and Widow O'Reilly were with her nearly all day; all hope
8006. and Widow O'Reilly were with her nearly all day; all hope declined. to the anxi
8007.her of them escaped. The room was richly furnished; among other things was a rou
8008.ed by a single leg, a novelty then, only to be found in the houses of the wealth
8009.carpet covered it, an article too costly at that period to be spread as now on t
8010.rtment bespeaking the wealth and worldly greatness of its owners. Adelina, who w Adelina, who was young and extremely for the moment pretty, but her its sole little chance, but Austin will surely be released; and I know he will be a lo
8013.ara is. But,' added the mother anxiously, it'may be long ere they can send for h
8014.ecting some one, for her eyes frequently turned towards the door, and she listen
8015.s the door, and she listened attentively to every sound at length she heard quic
8016. and not want a ' home made no ' ' reply. tidings, I hope, 'tis No evil No, no,
8017. I pray you,' added the mother anxiously. We promise we will not,' answered Brid
8018. the same moment. ' " young girl eagerly. of small consequence to me said Cuthbe She spoke no more, but she evidently knew those around her, and she ferventl
8020.knew those around her, and she fervently kissed the crucifix Adelina's curiosity
8021.the household knelt by her brother, only death-bed, while Catherine read the Pra
8022.n of trying to help his remarked hastily, that all efforts to save him would be
8023. now in difficulties, since he was fully aware of the To this Cuthbert, The dyin
8024.o this Cuthbert, The dying lady suddenly raised her head slightly from the pillo
8025.g lady suddenly raised her head slightly from the pillow; her whole face beamed
8026.low; her whole face beamed with heavenly joy; she gazed forward as though she wi
8027.then spoke of the object which he really had at heart, brother's large estate in
8028.other's large estate in Cornwall. namely, the acquisition of his Adelina express
8029.k Barbara to her future home at O'Reilly's, and sought in various ways to amuse
8030.onscience before which the guilty vainly plead innocence. TRUE TO Cuthbert's wor
8031.Just as (lie sunshine would occasionally enliven the scene. turned into the aven
8032.been long absent, but this is especially the case when great changes have been w
8033.deed may bring riches and confer worldly When ' honors, but it cannot bestow hap
8034.e of Adelina, and had already frequently received petitions from her husband for
8035.oms, for the evening was damp and chilly, advised Adelina to remain by it until
8036.e pier of the two the thought constantly harassing him that, had he used the sam
8037.t amtain his property, he might possibly have saved him. bition, when it has onc
8038. some one with her; all seemed so lonely and silent. As the fire blazed up, the
8039.he walls. and closed her eyes; presently, half asleep, she fancied the room beca
8040.our of it, new ' residence? little Truly I scarce can say, for I have seen tired
8041.tes, as he probchapel, he stood silently gazing the days when he knelt beside hi
8042. he knelt beside his brother at the ably thought of allowed to serve at Mass of
8043.ThlK TO TRUST. Billing peaceful and holy in its appearance; she knew not why, bu
8044.ed to indued her to go to Widow O'Keilly's were not those which with herself wir
8045.d in Lady Margaret's time. From an early age up to the time of her marriage, Ade
8046.tion disposed her to listen more eagerly to any news her maids could give her, a
8047.her maids could give her, and especially such as concerned the former inhabitant
8048.a de Courcy was safe with Widow O'Reilly and Catherine; for though sleeping atth
8049.not lasting; then indeed most frequently the child is scarcely aware of its own
8050.ed most frequently the child is scarcely aware of its own misfortunes; For the f
8051.d her to do more good. She was naturally careless about her own interests, with
8052.r, and the whole condition of the family was vastly improved; so that she might
8053.whole condition of the family was vastly improved; so that she might leave them
8054.ughter. So she removed to Widow O'Reilly's house, and little Barbara was intrust
8055.ersons imagined that Austin was the only surviving child. Bridget thought it mor
8056.ten her sweet clear voice sang some holy hymn to lull the It was by her side Mar
8057.seemed to have quite forgotten her early home; but a slight incident soon proved
8058.ants, and chanced to pass Widow O'Reilly's shop when little Mary was standing at
8059.e, for the young girl too was frequently busy at some work, or had to go out on
8060.erine had to rescue her. AVidow O'Reilly thought over how this might be prevente
8061.sin's services were not therefore really required, Catherine should come and liv
8062.the little Mary, was holding her tightly clasped in her arms. Dame Barnby and or
8063.turned her head round and looked timidly at her. What is her name? Is she your s
8064., 'tis well you should be so comfortably settled; you deserve it, dear child; yo; and when they were gone she fondly embraced her. scarcely knowing why. exc
8066.e gone she fondly embraced her. scarcely knowing why. except that the of Sir Cut
8067. to her mind the wrongs which the family of his brother had suffered. Hridget ha
8068.ady saw her at all,' said Widow O'Reilly; but the child shall not go to the Mano
8069. fi.i. S.i you exclaimed Bridget. really think you will see them? 'I hole it tho
8070.ath,' to fear the said Larry sorrowfully. I ' let alone Lady Margaret's child. B
8071.that he had been conveyed from It family. to say to his honor that and she opene
8072.oor and called to Mary, who ran joyously in. Poor little creature!' said Larry;
8073.don't know the misfortunes of her family, and she is happy, like them little bir
8074.jecturing; other thoughts, and the daily occupations of life, absorbed their att
8075.k into its usual quiet routine. O'Reilly. ' No; the entirely, says good fanner I routine. O'Reilly. ' No; the entirely, says good fanner I am stopping with, w
8077. little Mary's adventure, Widow O'Reilly was seated in her shop, her busy finger
8078.oung charge from going to her aunt. Only the day before Lady Adelina had sent a
8079.fallen on his honor and the whole family since then. Why, Larry! ' The man left he might have been seen riding slowly along the road which leads to London bu
8081. had seen little Mary she had constantly Not that she had any definite idea what
8082.r. she would do with the child, her only thought being that she was very beautif
8083.nished and mortified when Widow O'Reilly, under various pretexts, refused to let
8084.ittle girl is not her grandchild.' Truly, my ' How know you that?' inquired Adel
8085.hy, my lady,' said the maid hesitatingly, is Larry,' said Bridget, after a few m
8086.e, whose parents are dead.' 'Not exactly, my lady; but Harkwright, from whom 1 h
8087. tell me,' said her mistress imperiously. Perchance your ladyship would not be p
8088. were I to say ' what exclaimed O'Reilly; and sure how will roads are infested w
8089. it is.' you get there? The party lately coming to the Manor were attacked, thou
8090., she is,' said the servant hesitatingly' she is your niece/ exclaimed Lady Adel
8091.ier complete, She kept it inarveloii.^ly sectet so scarce nclieved the i that sh, as she shook her he id mysteriously At that moment the new owner ot the sin
8093. airo he (old out again, 'Widow O'Reilly is gone. me she desired to leave the to
8094. 1:0 one She has done it rather suddenly, I until after she had left. .- Bridget
8095.fter she had left. .- Bridget had timely warning of the danger child. now threat
8096. heard folks say. because Widow O'Reilly would not let her have that little gran
8097.Well, from first to last, Widow O'Reilly was an kind-hearted woman; there is no of That is true/ saiu Catherine sadly; but,' she added, as a sudden thought H
8099.that they should leave Penzance O'Reilly offered her shop for sale to the wealth
8100.cess by water, that town was accordingly fixed on. To no one, except Dame Barnby the town Everything had been quietly settled for the journey, though the day
8102.s determined to start next morning early by a small vessel which was going to Ex
8103.when nothing was astir, Bridget O'Reilly and Catherine wended their way to the s
8104.hurch of St. Andrews rose pictur esquely from the steep declivity; its massive t
8105.left were the extensive buildings of Ely house, seated in the midst of pleasant
8106.ween them, hold- were going ing tiirhtly Catherine's hand, and probably wonderin
8107. tiirhtly Catherine's hand, and probably wondering where they at an hour so earl
8108.wondering where they at an hour so early, without a thought that she. was flight
8109.hat no OIK was stirringin Widow O'Reilly's house, which was the with great satis
8110.of St. more strange as she was generally an early riser. By nine Paul, which ros strange as she was generally an early riser. By nine Paul, which rose Tlil I-
8112.n, he felt that he could not, d< :;cally from the centre of a cruciform church,
8113.d formed their COV61 Having sufficiently admired this his first view ofLondon, L
8114.traveling pedlar who had been hospitably entertained at the Manor; the. man havi one Patrick O'Toole, who marvelously resembles one of the servants here.' La
8116.estions, and from the replies w:is fully convinced that his supposition was corr
8117. was correct. One; thing had fortunately remained well fixed in his memory, whic
8118.king, the owner of the house, an elderly gentleman, liver Hie .1, him even ' His
8119.oung master, whose tears fell abundantly, The to goaler leave, now returned, and
8120.g in his coat-pocket, from which shortly he produced a small parcel, which he op showed that they had long been safely lodged in the place from which he now t it is very withered they are entirely, but you will like them sure all the sa
8123. liberty to go back to him. Subsequently he was allowed to see Sir Reginald and he made aware that I was here, surely he would Strand. ' ' ' come ' to visit
8125.unes, Sir Reginald listening attentively to the re' ' ' leave Cornwall. Mr. Nort
8126.h. He told Larry that he would willingly do anything in his power for Sir Regina
8127. him, as I do with all my heart! Shortly after this visit all intercourse with t
8128.ed bearing. The proposition was joyfully accepted, and Larry was at once conduct
8129.respect to him. Mr. Norton was agreeably surprised with his young visitor, who s
8130.l for the kindness shown him. and warmly thanked his benefactor. His presence wa
8131.ords. from Peuzance Larry hud frequently way disposition, the late misfortunes o
8132.tion, the late misfortunes of his family inconvenient; for being naturally of a inconvenient; for being naturally of a grave and thoughtfu: had rendered
8134.arsimony still more lie so. Occasionally he spokp with warmth and interest many
8135. It was he rememwhile he enjoyed liherly and he eomfortsof a home, bts father an
8136.I ihem, moat, where H which they quickly entered and rowed towards the ToV There
8137.deliverance. agrei ment. thrown Speedily a rope was on to this string, it work d
8138.vy, and rest, their they were frequently obliged to their friends in the boat Th
8139. grief of the of Mr. Norton. ' boy daily increased and drew the notice Austin,'
8140.edom movements, and glancing inquiringly anxiously watching around to ascertain
8141.ents, and glancing inquiringly anxiously watching around to ascertain that none
8142.sir: it is threw on the water completely hid them from view The persons were obs
8143.ns it grieves me," said Austin earnestly friend, you have given me a home, ' wat
8144.e from thence? Mr Norton, while he fully sympathized with Austin's sorrow, could
8145.e enter into his views. He was extremely prudent, and feared the ill-consequence
8146.r as he was able, though he was strictly warned to be very prudent in his danger Ralph, having first looked cautiously around, next leant over the parapet, as
8148.o figures in whose fate he was so deeply interested. Larry and young de Courcy h
8149.e Courcy held the end of the rope firmly, while Jones, the other servant, and th
8150.ighted in the boat, all when he silently pressed the hand of his son. Soon, agai
8151.cted towards the leads, watching eagerly the descent of the priest; and not unti
8152.he roof; and though the door was usually locked, lie thought that Sir Reginald m
8153.ived at about two o'clock. The earnestly recommended the enterprise to shadows o
8154.leman had not retired to rest, anxiously awaiting Rejoiced at its success he rec
8155.ity. Mr. Norton replied that he had only done what any Catholic in his position
8156.hat port ;ind Krai. .Mr .Norton strongly advised him be. him back: Mhou mightcst
8157. at the head of this small and strangely-equipped moment, he started for the tow
8158. ranks of his followers, but having only a poor opinion of that attendant's cour
8159.s courage, he remarked to him scornfully that he might as well remain at home an
8160.d. Therefore I deem it ;/, who have only your own and your son's eternal go wher
8161.erests to consult, should Andrew quickly retired to the kitchen, where an aged f
8162.servant was seated, and having carefully loaded the musket he had brought with h
8163.panion, who had watched him, attentively, inquired the motive of this precaution
8164. himself. must needs remain and Heavenly Father spares me.' Mr. Norton was truly
8165. Father spares me.' Mr. Norton was truly grieved to part with Austin. If at firs
8166.sed his them of the fast time apparently in ease and enjoyment, but in truth har
8167.t. He had become popular with the thinly-scattered gentry of the county, whom he
8168.t you with me? asked Sir Cuthbert coldly. 'The townspeople sent me,' replied the
8169.resigned than these to their fate; truly they seem determined that the town shal
8170.rue; and it is because I could not rally them that I sent to crave your powerful
8171.ophecy from coming true.' ' ' ' ' ically, marauders.' Cuthbert consented, for hi
8172. we must needs wait I see well patiently for the accomplishment of this prophecy impossible, as he was I\ I. the only man in the house. Sir Cuthbert was not
8174.y had passed, when the people cautiously he proceeded by a circuitous road to jo
8175.. ITarkwright is shot, we had better fly. /will go to the town and call Sir Cuth
8176. and having reached their ships, quickly spread their white sails to the evening make any remark, so her maids hastily collecting all the things they could be to her, Thomas conducted them safely down the back stairs; the noise now hea
8179.oise now heard in the house sufficiently proving that the marauders had found an
8180. much also of the more valuable properly, plate, jewel caskets, Before nightfall, was saved. the man prudence blindly to the Lady Adelina, her husband and th
8182.king his head. that?' listened anxiously. 'I will go and bar the hall-door," sai
8183.While you mured here they But resolutely, and left the kitchen. as he approached
8184.returned from without almost immediately, when there followed a loud scream, the
8185.ppy Sir Cuthbert to himself; but quickly he drove the thought which wrong ad so
8186.the remorse and sadness which constantly haunted him. he left Pen/anee the inhab
8187.heard the shots. Having waited anxiously for a few minutes, when all was si.ent >:1 To th o rebuild their town. fully convinced so leaving the inanimate rema
8189.imagining that the queen would certainly repay him. that the request run-: TO TR
8190.ed, and for xvnieu she sccim-d specially suited it was the. instruction of child
8191.ldlike simplicity and gaiety that easily won the hearts of chil dren. Finding, t
8192.he should teach them, who at once gladly acceded. Accordingly, when [he day's wo
8193. who at once gladly acceded. Accordingly, when [he day's work was over, the youn
8194.rine, my child,' said the old man kindly, 'you must tell us all that hath befall
8195.s made her neglect that which she justly regarded as one of her first duties, na
8196.arded as one of her first duties, namely, the education ot Lady Margaret, s daug
8197.garet, s daughter: this, it may be truly said, was the great object of her life.
8198.f her life. While Bridget, with motherly care, looked after the little child s b
8199., looked after the little child s bodily comfort. Catherine instilled into her h
8200.ruction which she herThe task was likely to be one of long duration, self posses
8201.e great mission before her; for not only had she, as had been already mentioned,
8202.king her not to forget to pray fervently that they might all be guided to do wha
8203., first from her mother and subsequently at the Manor-house, had been such as to
8204. such as to impress faith. little deeply on her mind the great truths of the Cat
8205.e effect which our slight and apparently worthless efforts will, was there; so h a good and his niece ' and especially when the return coim-s, as upon those w kind friends, ami thanked them warmly. \Vidoxv O'lleilly and Catherine settle
8208.i thanked them warmly. \Vidoxv O'lleilly and Catherine settled themselves theref
8209.industry great, they were able, not only to . ( themselves comfortably, but also
8210., not only to . ( themselves comfortably, but also to assist those who need of i
8211. Sundays and holidays; for he frequently TII (/; TO a iTcat friend of ours harbo
8212.o see an stranger from London was busily engaged in C te two sation with his Exe
8213.servants and armed attendants; evidently some great personage had arrived. She i
8214.pproached her, and addressing her kindly, said that his friend Andrew had relate she hastened home, her mind painfully preoccupied with the thought that perha
8216.nected with him. intended remaining only a few days at Exeter, but he desired to
8217.she would bring little Barbara. O'Reilly's permission, they both Barbara or one
8218.assured of her safety, as all, or nearly all, the houses had been burnt, they fe
8219.f most service to her? Coun' Accordingly, with Widow went the following day to A, will you come?' Leave Widow O'Reilly and little Mary? O no, good sir. ' I th
8221.disappointed, but : 'Very ' thoughtfully; are ia trouble. Kate, to be grateful,"
8222.o my good dame, for she would be greatly pleased; but I shall not press you; you
8223.ou; your attachment to Mistress O'Reilly and your devotedness to Lady Margaret's
8224. to Lady Margaret's little daughter only make me think the better of you. But I
8225.ircumstances, and you It was accordingly settled that the young girl should writ
8226.g him farewell, departed. Widow O'Reilly was delighted when she heard what had h
8227.with XVI. flourishing business. O'Reilly and Catherine went to the good clothier
8228. There was one walk which was especially delightful to them both it led to the d
8229.he sheltered spots there forth, in early spring, its starhke blossom, was the bl
8230.mong the flowers; or she would carefully tie up the 'sweet musk-roses,' and draw had drawn them in again she generally found that their green glossy leaves we
8232.especial reputa- m the child would reply. Catherine took pleasure in flowers mak
8233.the sound of his tion, After having duly admired it, its snowy blossom. Knowest
8234.t flew around, he had stopped and kindly bade her 'take them and not fear.' Then; when kitchen. ' All, see, the lovely flower ' has touched the earth, and ' i
8236.all dirtied,' said the child sorrowfully. Sister Kate, it is no more beautiful s
8237.made a deep impression on that naturally Xo; but that lias good woman downcast,
8238.ould teach no evil, to come occasionally eit when Barbaia had amn-nl her -- e1f
8239. Mother Bridget and Catherine, and reply, when urged to rejoin her young com- if
8240.l any service we. could render II 'Truly it discs mine heart, to hear thy kind w
8241.rom the starry Held to the blue he;. fly murmured, low beautiful are Thy works, cottage who, with and a largo family, resided at a neighboring farm; he had
8243.a neighboring farm; he had unfortunately contracted a delit which he was unable
8244. children would with him lose their only his wile was opened by the dame, who wa
8245. her young friend there at such an early hour. Catherine placed in her hands the
8246.od, not me,' and ' i support. It quickly disappeared, leaving the to assist wood support themselves, they were totally unable to supply the large sum he requi
8248.lves, they were totally unable to supply the large sum he required; he had there
8249.e and her husband came to Widow O'Reilly's cottage to thank Catherine, who told
8250.after she had pictured to Widow O'Reilly the distress of their friends in the wo
8251. our misfortune, that we never can fully repay." When James said the old Catheri
8252.any hurry, and that they would willingly wait until it was quite convenient to t
8253. not.' he will know She went accordingly, on the following day, to the clothier,
8254.f it was nailed down, and there was only old planks. a little split through whic
8255.he purpose to which she desired to apply it. I commend thy charity, and am well
8256.evil practice,' replied Master ' quently came to see her cousin, also took great himself a very metho- Andrew gravely. 'I will not deprive thee of the merit
8258. the merit of this good deed, especially as the man who has incurred this debt i
8259.the industrious father of a large family; but to buy a small farm he borrowed mo
8260.his? I mil,' replied Catherine earnestly, 'and am most thankful i man, highly va
8261.tly, 'and am most thankful i man, highly valued. Although the farmer was not in
8262.Catherine and the child slept. ' Happily did the days pass on. the expanding int
8263.oney to her; which she returned joyously home, and related to She felt a holy re
8264.sly home, and related to She felt a holy revere tude she guarded her from every
8265.he arrangement of her good friend. Early the next, mornin<_r she started for the
8266. for the cottage in the wood. How lovely nature looked at that fresh hour, but e
8267.ooked at that fresh hour, but especially to saw the linage of Cod. Her to direct
8268., was Creator to instruc' her thoroughly whose heart was already so fun of happi
8269.stimable and useful, was, she knew, only of secondary importai There was indeed
8270.character something more than ordinarily beautiful; an unalterable serenity was
8271.bject. She was very intelligent, readily understood and well remembered whatever
8272.fixing itself on the dry. and apparently unmeaning, signs of the alphabet. "When chimney, and the mistletoe, the holly, and the ivy decorated the This latter
8274. walls. said in old books that the early Christians did at Christ-tide deeke the
8275.passed in innocent mirth. But the yearly gathering at An drew's house had a deep
8276.estive meeting, the Catholics of rapidly. A prayer book and one or two more work
8277.udied it in her youth, though she wisely judged that any great proficiency would
8278.ed over the whole of Devonshire, usually contrived to A guage of the Church as w
8279.. of Lady Margaret, which had so closely followed it, painted hood the depends h impression on the mind, particularly of the young; and it must be far easier
8281.rick and morter. Catherine unconsciously experienced this both in herself and in
8282.o doubt, served to elevate the naturally fine mind of the former, and to preserv
8283.of nature must be re- themselves vividly to her imagination at that season and i tidings had been heard Widow O'Reilly and Catherine of Sir Reginald, and by d restore the child she loved so dearly to her father, or, if he were dead, to
8286.nt Elizabeth of Hungary. After this holy to great queen had been driven from her
8287.friends left our Blessed Lady frequently appeared to her, and remany things conc
8288.ion made her heart so overflow with holy joy. that returning again to the visibl
8289.nrnl ulic oftentimes emd tJicm with holy love, as being the vnrku of Jur y ratio
8290.tion* Creator, Penzance was an unusually mild one, even for Devonshire; instead
8291.s and sprinkling of snow which generally whiten the earth at that season, there
8292.nd of April the weather became intensely warm. The old people of the place shook
8293.any died ere h. and Barbara particularly liked to gaze, they knew nothing either at that period, had been frequently visited by the plague; the narrowness o to their neighbor de- absolutely obliged. child,' 'Do not conic hither e
8296.poke, and he and his dame affectionately wished their young friend good-bye. 'It
8297. the visitation of Providence is quickly left the honae. Sister, ' For some time
8298.hand, which Barbara was holding, tightly pressed, and then hot tears fell upon i
8299.mselves; it was growing dark, and hourly fear lest After this they hurried silen lest After this they hurried silently on, Catherine's mind painfully preoccup
8301. silently on, Catherine's mind painfully preoccupied with the thought that perha
8302.t the door; she looked at Widow O'Reilly, but neither dared say a word, so sure
8303.r little companion had so often joyously trod. The lantern threw a lurid light o
8304.a lurid light on the objects immediately around ; now and then the young girl ca
8305. lawless men frequented woods and lonely places, and although she was by no mean
8306. reaching the cottage she knocked loudly; no answer was at returned, but she hea
8307.erine; open, I pray thee,' was the reply. Uttering an exclamation of surprise, t
8308.her earliest childhood occurred forcibly to her. Was she now to lose that sincer
8309.r work she all down and prayed earnestly. What must those feel who, in afflictio
8310. rushed to the footsteps were distinctly audible outside. cto;ir and drew back t
8311.erine thanked them, and, having tenderly embraced her dear Barbara, retraced her
8312.ed her steps homewards even more rapidly than she had come. Softly did she enter
8313.n more rapidly than she had come. Softly did she enter Widow O'Reilly's room and
8314.ome. Softly did she enter Widow O'Reilly's room and approach the bed, trembling
8315.ought here.' Yes, yes. bring her quickly, I will fetch the blanket,' exclaimed C
8316. once that the fearful fever was rapidly conCatherine took ' ' ' take the child
8317.iuil died, and bad indeed, early that morning, heard ill a me to sive th
8318. them. This thought now filled O lieiily had been taken with the i'ever, and , r
8319. rcngth to bear this new trial. Suddenly the dying woman said anxiously, too wil
8320. Suddenly the dying woman said anxiously, too wilt oaten the fever; stay not wit
8321.a/ing ' ' 1 'My child thou ; attentively at her niece; 'perchance thou hast eate
8322.rcy on my soul!' murmured Bridget. 'Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for me! She i
8323.the blessed name of Jesus was frequently rm her lips. At length all was silent;
8324.nd that breathing had enBridget O'Rcilly was dead. Kegardless, or unconscious, o
8325. her own home; which offer was willingly accepted. Carrying with them some few l
8326.abandoned. of the streets; one or tirely ceased two The grass had grown in many
8327.r which Catherine returned to her lonely home, fatigued and ill, about seemingly
8328. home, fatigued and ill, about seemingly without any fixed purpose; most of the
8329.ers have left the town Until then wholly occupied with grief and anxiety for Mot
8330. keep her with them and treat her kindly; but they were not Cathand tuey would e
8331.f Thou hast ordained otherwise. Thy holy will bo done: and as 1 and do something
8332.e would be forced to spend some Scarcely had she finished her prayer, when the d
8333.of the wretched inhabitants. She greatly pitied the unhappy position of numbers She questioned him more particularly on his situation which indeed the poor
8335.g heard that some of his mother's family resided in the small town of Honiton, s
8336. iittlo ! Gazing about with an Presently his mind began to wander. anxious .sear
8337.hope and spiritual comfort. sank quietly back on to his bed, and remained silent
8338.t! O. bring ' me a priest! ' he suddenly cried 'Nay By many nay. he added almost
8339.y many nay. he added almost, immediately; 'they will denounce me, the.y will tak
8340.idst thou ever know or practice the holy Catholic religion?' asked Catherine; an
8341.e returned. Catherine who was frequently with her observed that ty the grief of
8342. poor woman's heart a look of melancholy had settled on her once-cheerful face a
8343.ties of the honest merchant whose keenly One day as Catherine was passing near a was Saturday, to do. was not unlikely that Father Francis might come to Exete
8345. for me,' ho I durst not," was the reply. would reply, when urged by Catherine t
8346.I durst not," was the reply. would reply, when urged by Catherine to place his t
8347.ed, and he breathed with Death is surely coming now, thought the young difficult
8348. ' ' friend,' said the young girl softly, art thou easier end of old Jacob. I he
8349.rmured. moment I bid him make interiorly an he seemed to understand me, at the m
8350.ady Margaret's* daugh- Winifred ioyfully consented to lodge the honored guest; a left friend- young girl praying daily that God will towards her for, in spite
8352.ld be impossible. It was the end of July, when, quitting the to her the scene of
8353.he leaves from the limetrees came gently floating to the ground; the hardy oak a
8354.that direction. She perceived an elderly man, with whose appearance it seemed to
8355.olent countenance of Master ' melancholy in the rare moments of complete stillne
8356.tle subsided, the latter inquired kindly the cause of her distress. The tale of
8357.e gave up the house which Widow O'Reilly and I inhabited, for she said that Barb welcome; yea. and dame and I are only too happy to be able to do all we can f
8359.for thee.' Catherine thanked them warmly and it was agreed that she should stay
8360. deceased uncle's books were marvelously well kept, but that he found marked the
8361.of managing her affairs; but fortunately thou hast to deal with ' ; ' so Uiou ha
8362. nature, aided by religion, bore bravely the trials allotted And then she had Ba
8363.ou all farewell; I shall come here early to-morrow.' The young girl slept little
8364.e. She TUTh TO prayed long and earnestly ; T: l>y morning the agitation which at
8365.he wished. the vary; they tra\. sionally the old merchant riding by her side, an
8366.ra was called, had become very generally known; and even to those who had never
8367.of the beautiful child who so frequently accompanied her, had lieeome familiar.
8368.e a good use of it,' she said gracefully; 'and so, though I shall be here no lon
8369.kening some apprehension, being not only long and arduous, but really beset with not only long and arduous, but really beset with difficulties, and even dange
8371. husThat goose was kept for Master Pymly, who sent word band. he would pass this
8372.follow; and the dame, rather unwillingly, The travele
8373.velers rested well that night, and early the following morning continued their r morning continued their road. Slowly but prosperously they journeyed on; occ
8375.nued their road. Slowly but prosperously they journeyed on; occasionally a wayfa
8376.perously they journeyed on; occasionally a wayfarer, glad to avail himself of th
8377.them farewell, met at the house formerly inhabited by Master Andrew. The London
8378.ited; the flowers in the little O'Keilly. garden, which Barbara had tended with
8379.heir graceful necks, thev would suddenly dart off. All this was very pleasant to
8380., unmolested, their withered and ghastly forms; for death had touched those; tra
8381.he earth,' ' So the hours passed rapidly, and evening drew on. The g thickened u lowed. Their progress was necessarily slow, for the way was dark and the hors
8383.he had yet heard made Catherine suddenly turn her head. A light was seen to glea
8384.ehind whom she was sitting instinctively grasped his fire-arms. ions, is that?'
8385.and his companion, who saw nothing, only laughed at his ' Yes, indeed, it seems
8386.nough for you to run in and out directly from the door.' Then, noticing the shad
8387.y slow pace, until long; so they finally halted before a shop whose exterior ' T
8388.tage some inter- posing. 'Before a reply could be given a man had leaped from th
8389. had leaped from the thicket, and firmly grasping the bridle of the foremost hor
8390. have henceforward to dwell. Dame Cicely, although past middle age, was an activ
8391.comed Catherine to her new home. ' Truly,' remarked Master Alwin, the pleasure o
8392. from one who had answer. ridden quickly to his arm of the robber, from whose ha
8393.the old merchant. The order was promptly obeyed, and the assailants, not expecti
8394. of peaceful merchants who had evidently lost their way, in the forest, retired
8395.d horses would On, through the seemingly never-ending woods they rode all that n
8396.night, when the merchant, having largely remunerated his host for this hospitali
8397.t last in sight. Master Alwin was highly pleased; the thought of his good dame,
8398., she would have full, even more acutely Ihau she did tin change from The "abled
8399.: to inter i vie said I > As Dame Cicely liK >he took the larire I eh of keys wh
8400. eh of keys which crine admired (he eily, which surpassed all BUI uevei 1 1n-les
8401.ded towards Ihe lilt childhood and early youth had been passed amid Ihe pleasant
8402. the Barbara and few narrow shelves only held some old rubbish. Catherine looked
8403.ther with surprise; there were certainly no books there, nor anything el:-e of v
8404.m in which Catherine and Barbara usually sat at work (sometimes alone, sometimes
8405.etimes alone, sometimes with Dame Cicely) was up-stairs, and served as a store-r
8406.n- shelves all round, 'lie;, Dame Cicely, 'we keep the vestments, and all that i
8407.that i> ned for the offering of the holy sacrifice of the Mass; and Ihere, the p
8408.fter the deaih It was one of those early specimens of printof the holy nun. ing
8409.hose early specimens of printof the holy nun. ing known us block-books, the impr
8410. some of the light penetrated cautiously, it The well-polished pieces of furnitu
8411. cupboards ou all sides, and Dame Cicely had shown tl|e the contents of them blo
8412.ght be of use to the poor were carefully put by; a third held the. store of groc of groceries necessary for the family; each press being arranged with the gre
8414.incjuired the child, address- ing Cicely. old lady replied in the affirmative, a
8415. but not sad; it occupied her interiorly; but her daily duties wen- on that acco
8416.t occupied her interiorly; but her daily duties wen- on that account neglected.
8417. prayer, it being, as at was then mostly the case, them to assist .Mass. The dev
8418.s not dis. tended, she could not clearly ascertain. with her present situation,
8419.; as long, hov to educate, she was fully satisfied to devote all her time and en
8420.e should she follow? Although she justly esteemed those who led really good live
8421.she justly esteemed those who led really good lives in the wo:; Dame That is a h
8422.e wo:; Dame That is a handsome it Cicely re-entered. book,' she said, taking ' i
8423.e made mani and she continued cheerfully to perform the duties of her station, w
8424. childlike confidence until her Heavenly Father should point out the road lie wi
8425.ion of Catherine's mind when Dame Cicely unburied from her mysterious press the
8426.ed with interest the life of the saintly Irish pi The quaint language of the Sax
8427.nted her from proceeding very :; rapidly, -by 1 )H) ni' i hrr ardor; indeed, her; but when Sunda;. to sit down quietly anil enjoy her delight she heard the go
8429.a little hand cla-ped Catherine's firmly. 'I will not leave thee, sister,' whisp
8430.ispered Barbara. Tears, which she vainly tried to restrain, now flowed down the
8431. hymns and psalms, und the study of holy books, to all of which its pious inmate
8432. inmates de- How Dame a sad thing, truly, for thee to part with the little one.'
8433.hee to part with the little one.' Cicely, who had hitherto sat spinning in s: 1
8434.ians engaged in the world; a life wholly consi crated to the sen ice of God, and nuns placed before Catherine. If only that life could lie one day hers, thoug
8436.ed her mother telling her how their holy inmates had been ruthlessly driven from
8437.w their holy inmates had been ruthlessly driven from their secluded homes, and t
8438.e hands. There seemed therefore, humanly speaking, no voted themselves! free A l
8439.hes, and refusing the favor I have daily asked of God for my darling. 1 and good
8440.r my darling. 1 and good Widow O'lteilly promised to take care, ' ' of the littl she will be once more with her family, and in that position of life in which
8442.said that her view of the case certainly was the right one. possibility of her e
8443.gns on all souls, and that All anxiously awaited the visit of Father Ralph, who
8444.alled Catherine, who was as usual busily employed upstairs; so, taking with her
8445.her dear Catherine, and when Dame Cicely tried to comfort her by mentioning some
8446.ts, she would shake her head sorrowfully, and say, 'I do not remember my father
8447.fore console her better than Dame Cicely, in spite of the good ro mi. Ah, Cather
8448.God that she should return to her family, to make her father happy by her presen
8449.s of Barbara's relatives and, indirectly, those of the child herself, as well as
8450.Ralph had said that he knew lolic family who were going to France, and would dou
8451.take he had Queen capitol be accordingly petitioned in their favor; but received
8452.lo a e What news'; he inquired anxiously, ' replied Cuthbert, as soon a alone. '
8453., informing A My Lord l-'.ssex earnestly to assemble to at his house demands tha
8454.old their meetings. needs go immediately, for I have the same message to lake to
8455.ion of an uneasy mind, and he rose early, after having A feverish and restless n
8456.s place, 1 would ' deserted, the usually noisy thoroughfares little the shops we not like to be disturbed, she quietly retired. steps of his magnificent resid
8458.magnificent residence, he looked gravely at the crowd below, and, every eye fixe
8459.h so great favor. Fortune, that formerly smiled upon my every undertaking, seems
8460.sion of his countenance varied strangely; at one moment it portrayed anxiety and
8461.cess reanimated his hopes. Involuntarily his mind reverted to the answer he had he was with Pans? trust when suddenly he stopped, lie heard Who was it that s
8463.parations, which, however, were suddenly interrupt ed stairs, and then a hand pu to gain for himself the I 8ftli >olly ; but sec that their attend- ants. 1. \
8465.. The ' Karl o epped lorward, and huldly addressing the speaker, replied renown
8466.oo formidable to be resisied with safely, id them pass; and now tie towards St.
8467.'nth beri had passed along them at early morn. The von ' A plot is laid ag:iinst
8468.had been counterfeited murder and surely doing so cannot be satisfied let it be satisfied let it be If such be really the case,' interrupted Popham, we will
8470.ed Popham, we will then relate it fairly, and the Queen will do improved; ' have
8471.fore, to defend our lives, \ve are fully justified since mine enemies unless the' ' ' Impartial justice! impatiently exclaimed the Earl of South- resounded
8473. resounded through them, but no friendly voice reechoed the cry. Karl ot Bedford
8474. hundred others, indeed joined the parly, but not one 01 the citizens came to sw
8475.out their support 81 Essex was evidently deeply mortified seemed but doubtful. t support 81 Essex was evidently deeply mortified seemed but doubtful. to see t
8477. and maybe can aid us,' said Essex sadly. Smith was one of the sheriffs, and to
8478.dmittance, but the sheriff had prudently withdrawn, and his servant feigned to b
8479.tired to on whom ied by'one footboy only, who lost his hand in defending After t
8480. debate with evident impaturned abruptly to Lord Essex and asked him if he would
8481.t before that nobleman had time to reply, several voices exclaimed: They wish to
8482.aimed: They wish to entrap you; you only lose your time in thus discussing with
8483. to believe that the plot had completely failed; hope lingered in her heart. The
8484.ges! which broke forth from the assembly, made them hesitate on the threshold. B
8485.ide the mansion their lives were equally not feel it. He conducin peril; they th
8486.rievances, that we might lay them fairly before the Queen; but if such is iur in
8487.iur intention, let us depart immediately.' smiled at the impotent anger of those
8488.a passed a sleepless night. She ardently desired to do whatever might contribute
8489.ecarious one: To whom ought she to apply} but she found herself powerless. tell
8490.lie departed, closing the door carefully, and those insidehcard the. unwelcome s
8491.he resolved to go now.' linl Dame Cicely prayed her ( I upperson ami solicit Kee
8492.r him pro! eel ion from the eoiirl parly, she go in I athorlne would rtay p! v,
8493.ons, and to go on foot, accompanied ouly by a wait Ing- woman on whom she could
8494.a wait Ing- woman on whom she could rely. Early the following morning a barge mi
8495.Ing- woman on whom she could rely. Early the following morning a barge might hav
8496.e Minlight Hushed on the gliding rapidly up the Thames. oars at each stroke of t
8497.e boat, in which were two females simply attired. One of these appeared sorrowfu
8498.nd anxious; the other, who was evidently the maid, seemed little interested in w arid her mistress out at so unusually early an hour. \ilelimi had since the e
8500.d her mistress out at so unusually early an hour. \ilelimi had since the etttran
8501. Observed her, looked at her attentively. "\Vhal calm happy face!' she thought.
8502.rine smiling us.' 'The days pass quickly with Ah, / have no sorrows,' rejoined t
8503.rrows,' rejoined the other. 'Time slowly for those ' who have.' The party had pr
8504.. truth of what she said, ' ' a Heavenly Father to whom we can always have recou
8505.onsolation.' 'Lady Adelina made no reply; and after the lapse of a. few- you all
8506.he servant the door, but bade who o: ply dressed that we shall pass unobserved.'
8507. that she came on urgent head doubtfully; but, seeing that his mistress was dete
8508.if she has any, for perchance it is only a fancy. Adelina and her companion, lea
8509.keep by her side. ' You come at an early hour, fair cousin. indeed long you hono, as she replied rather hesitatingly: 'I should not have disturbed 'What do confused Lady ences which have lately existed between us. I Adelina, and the
8512.'s shop opened and a young girl politely prayed them to come within and wait unt
8513.her whom she had invited in. Dame Cicely was in the parlor at the end of the sho
8514.the unkind speaker; and she would gladly have departed al without even disclosin
8515.nger and her own distress. she willingly agreed. 'Who were those horsemen?' she
8516. was waiting, and conducted them rapidly to their dwelling. 4 TRUE TO As Lady Ad
8517.o brought is iiv' slit; inquired eagerly. tlie 'The servant of Mr Elvertou,' was
8518.servant of Mr Elvertou,' was 'That reply. Xo good,' said the lady as she hurried
8519. greater power to detach it from earthly than the most eloquent sermons The gay
8520.ympathy tor any or those CHAPTER SHORTLY while the trial XXI. after the unsucces
8521.he party of Lord Essex- and consequently he felt himself obliged, though with de
8522.which the dictates of almost exclusively occupied the public attention, Master A
8523.o her purpose, the young girl frequently reminded her little pupil of the good i
8524.ructions she hnd received, and earnestly conjured her never to neglect It was th
8525.mmencement of the conspiracy, frequently asCuthbert that he would always stand b
8526. rested on the river, where many a gaily-painted Sunday morning passed, as had t
8527.njoying the cool evening air seemed only sad music to the poor lady. For the sou
8528.peaks of joy, to another will frequently bring sorrow. a whole week had clasped
8529.rticular, so One and its face constantly appeared before Adelina's troubled visi
8530.ina, 'and sit with me, Hand me for truly I feel most sad and lonely when by myse
8531. me for truly I feel most sad and lonely when by myself. that embroidery; it mig perchance divert my (noughts, if only But what is that piece of paper you hol
8533.ago pressed round her, but now prudently held aloof. To seek consolation in God
8534. which fancy loves to impart to heavenly spirits. The words it repeated were We
8535.ords it repeated were We have a Heavenly Father,' it said, to grave yet consolin
8536.rine returned again and again to 'Surely,' thought she, 'that Heavenly Father of 'Surely,' thought she, 'that Heavenly Father of girl Fortunately for her the
8538.that Heavenly Father of girl Fortunately for her the waiting-woman had more quic
8539.vor of the trial by water. How anxiously she watched that scrap of paper f
8540.ed. What words she uttered .she scarcely knew, but that they were heartfelt is c
8541.was bewildered; what could this possibly mean? The writing and signalure were no
8542.. pray thec, madam,' she repealed kindly. speak to one Master Alwin if he lives
8543. be in " See the other paper, it shortly; will you plca.-e my lady,' replied the
8544.he good woman received her very politely, wondering all the while what purpose h
8545." said she, 'that rested here one Cicely was working. Sir Cuthbert, after regret
8546.nged many of his sentiments, and notably those which he had entertained towards
8547. calm proceeded. The benign and fatherly countenance of tb merchant inspired her
8548.nk I? replied ' which she had Frequently since Lady Adelina had entered the hous
8549.ractive. had ular, faces more strikingly handsome she had the ladies of certain!
8550. sounded in her ear; 'We have a Heavenly Father to whom we can always have ' bet
8551.d forted; she resolved to go immediately to see her niece at the ad- dress Cuthb
8552.tor to enter. The young girl had quickly perceived, both on this and the former
8553.aunt, when Adelina embraced her tenderly, and tears lilled her eyes as she behel
8554.ings, and from whom lie now so earnestly desired forgiveness. 'Poor little tilin
8555.Poor little tiling! she said sorrowfully. 7V/-w laws must be cruel that drove th
8556.a mystery. 'You love each other tenderly?' said Adelina turning little to fine. : in which Catherine t replied, Truly we do. my lady,' asniece had found anio
8558.iian t's daughi. a . !y,' s.-ud had only sought, to prolit by her parents' misfo
8559. am glad that should return toher family.' 'But when yon were at Peuzance,' answ faith.' repeated Adelina thoughtfully. You Catholics think much of that. You
8561.s large account-books to ex' Dame Cicely. plain to Catherine how her money matte you could not have taught her rightly, and a young would naturally have follo
8563.her rightly, and a young would naturally have followed the religion of too indif
8564. her aunt, thirty-six churches: scarcely half that number now retain their she '
8565. my sister, Lady Adelina, who had nearly reached turned back. Kate, I pray thee.
8566.fane use The din of commerce and worldly affairs vibrates with a strange and unh ' To see Tier good and happy; surely tlmt is sufficient recompense.' (J'lod
8568., unless you come with her, were it only to accustom her to her new home; and th Alwin and his dame smiled approvingly, and remarked that she, could return to
8570.atherine, prompted by her own heart inly with such earnest solicitations, consen
8571.never she wished. This being decided, ly bade farewell to the inmates of Master
8572. Thai evening all were more than usually serious at the old The j;ood merchant a from the southwestern tower. At early morn its solemn voice floated over the
8574.oated over the silent town, raising holy thoughts in the minds of the awakening
8575.with them some memento of their heavenly flight. And when tin- ii:iv w: s well 7
8576.ngelns once more revived in from earthly the heart-; of the faithful the memory
8577.ay the narrow street looked particularly picturesque, as the last rays of autumn
8578. night. where they had passed the homely inn There was a large fire in the guest
8579. the magnificent structure; but scarcely had the silence of wonder given place t
8580.from whence the sound proceeded. Shortly a boy wearing a white surplice issued f
8581.n would be insulted but she was speedily reassured on seeing that all the people
8582.and ' borhood. The good woman was really quite delighted to find out went to be
8583.y which she had just made she frequently questioned Catherine concerning the Cat
8584. praying, and priests passing fearlessly backwards and forwards, we can well Wit
8585., and had heard the whole account slowly repeated, that she understood the truth
8586. she had heard some unwelcome news. holy faith honored and respected, and the Bl
8587.d Catherine, who had stood by, anxiously awaiting the result of the inquiries. S
8588. now returned to her but while she fully shared the poor lady's disappointment a
8589.ce, and some one in the town must surely know where he has gone.' Lady Adelina c
8590.gentleman now resided; which she readily promised to do. It was settled that our
8591.a the town, and Sir Reginald, wh" gantly. went to gee the priest who lives IT at
8592.he great eliurc! i-ting at \'. thi> Huly fc kind his re\ calls ith In) Lave long
8593.r would Barbara have \\P- who the family of the " chateau,'' he leal nl to speak
8594.appy enough if the death of the mi In ly, tleman who lives in what them Master A Catherine was like an angel of lingly loss of Lady Barbara had not oftentimes
8596.dyship. The poor gentleman felt terribly lonesome entirely when the young master
8597.entleman felt terribly lonesome entirely when the young master was gone, so he t
8598.ome in ceived an unexpected reward. -ely cold, and the flakes of snow, which for
8599. ana threatening sky, betokened an early and a severe winter. shivering by the f
8600.o hurried by wooden shoes ringing loudly on heedless of the inclement weather; t
8601.n another moment it was thrown violently open; a sweep of cold air blew iuto the
8602.m, the entrance of which was immediately on the lady, turn from the " day after
8603. have now been absent four years; surely 1 am forgotten, and could safely pass t
8604. surely 1 am forgotten, and could safely pass through the country, iind make an
8605.d the city; but 'tis very large entirely, as yourself knows, and mighty hard for blinding snow-flakes drifting rapidly along; such was the cheerless scene thr
8607.cast a treach- by the she had frequently seen at the Manor-house. 'And Larry O'T
8608.pped. The Irishman's fears seemed likely enough to be realized, for at that ' '
8609.removal from the Manor seemed completely obliterated from the child's memory. So
8610.e for which I was dressing Larry. wholly unprepared. I am his sister-in-law, and their perilous situation, and happily they were more frightened than hurt. sl
8612.d; ' How are the - They e are all nearly well,' replied Barbara. 'And it w you t
8613.chapel, and they were singing so sweetly.' 'It must be a eonu 'iit, like those I
8614. ladyship could see it at all." Suddenly Larry stopped and the horses stopped, f
8615.untain of drifted snow, which completely blocked the road, and forbade farther p
8616.e St. Bega,' said Catherine thoughtfully. The young girl was not wrong in her su
8617. reception at his chateau, and anxiously awaited, their coming. snow; when Lady
8618. to her, then drew the cloak more tighly round the poor little thing, and her lo
8619. welcome ye at his own house. It is only a step; it is not snowing now, so perha
8620.journey was nigh. Adelina had frequently and earnestly wished to reach it, and y Adelina had frequently and earnestly wished to reach it, and yet now that so
8622.h-desircrt The goal, she would willingly have deferred approaching it. thought o
8623. tli. pale face of the child, ' Heavenly father, have pity on us!' all who she m
8624. to him. Thoughts of a different rigidly accomplish what they consider to he the by her side; and she looked anxiously round for her little companion. At that
8626. had long bee n still in The she faintly ejaculated the name of the cherished -B
8627.s along a stone corridor were distinctly audible fora few minutes, and then a so
8628. the drawing-room. Herauut vine i partly in sleep, partly in a state of quiet co
8629.. Herauut vine i partly in sleep, partly in a state of quiet con- during which s
8630.the same moving to and fro. Occasionally she heard the same chant- followed ; th
8631.d to remain unnoticed while she (juictly witnessed 1 the joy of Sir Reginald. As
8632.all times charactcii/ed them she readily replied to the questions of her father,
8633.t by what Catherine and Bridget O'Reilly had told her of them. don, where so man
8634.y brother ' ' The child had been greatly delighted with the kindness of the nuns
8635. and see them again, to which he readily consented. The establishment was large,
8636.t's wife.' Yes,' replied Adeliua timidly; 'and I come,' she added with some hesi
8637.affection of a brother; and I shall only be too happy to be able to give vent to
8638.indness of his manner touched her deeply. She briefly acquainted Sir Reginald wi
8639.s manner touched her deeply. She briefly acquainted Sir Reginald with Cuthbert's
8640.etter ' permission of which they readily availed themselves. The more Catherine
8641.lves. The more Catherine saw of the holy and peaceful life of the nuns, the more
8642. then, again, Barbara would be so lonely without her, and the inmates of 'the ch
8643.earn, when I return, that I have exactly fulfilled his wishes. Well, then, to sa
8644.ast; now let us forget it, and look only to a bright future, when our family cir
8645.only to a bright future, when our family circle, which has been for a time divid the different accomplishments usually taught to those in her rank of life; an plished. scat where he make any reply, but her that the object of her journey daughter so enof imagining her tirely to her, should not be under the mistake
8649.her fears on this subject to Lady really the case. Adelina, who, while admiring
8650. Sir Reginald. Father,' she said gravely, this is Catherine.' the simplicity of
8651.ed sadness which those around her vainly sought o dispel Reginald shared her anx
8652.of his lost child, the door was suddenly thrown open by Larry, who gave admittan
8653.t in his attire, and with a face closely resembling a rosy apple on which a ligh
8654. stepped in with the air of one O'Reilly and Catherine Tresizehad taken charge o
8655.'I fear I disturb you,' he said politely. stir; with your leave I will take a se
8656., was now desirous to return as speedily as possible to England; but the severit
8657.ns; ' ' O, my lady, (! have tivijuciitly undertaken 8658.rd Essex ing the. time which ha His holy will he done! the turned her ao ' murmu
8659.aughter was timid and sensitive, quietly begged her not to be alarmed. Restrain
8660., my dear Adelina, I pray of you; surely ' V//' exclaimed Adelina; 'was! Then he
8661.he seldom quitted her room, and the only member of the household in whose compan
8662.eart was saddest, and she could