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urgently entreat our friends to lose no time in It was evident he was disappointed and rexed. securing such prizes."
Mrs. Waddle reflected how kindly and thoughtfully As these were exactly Mr. David Waddle's own he had meant it. She could not bear to seeni sentiments, he cordially agreed with them, on much ungrateful, or to give him what might be a need. the same grounds that readers generally peruse and less pang, when he had so evidently set his heart agree with “ leading articles." What, however, upon their pleasure and good; so, not without serious was better and more to the purpose, he now felt misgivings, the two prepared for the drive. Shawls, himself greatly encouraged to proceed with his comforters, and wraps of every kind were brouglit scheme concerning Pussy and the fresh air. But forth and piled up. But Mr. Waddle's face brightMr. David Waddle would not act rashly, he oned, and he regained more than his former goodprided himself on being a cautious business man, humour, as he saw the ladies fairly starting off, and and every one knows that nothing so sharpens the received the last wave of their adieu, as the basketwits and enables you to go on with the coolness carriage slowly turned into a country lane. requisite for great returns as success in speculation. It had been intended that the drive should last Your new man always plunges headlong forward, only about an hour; but it was nearly three hours and so exhausts himself; he has lost all his wind before Mr. Waddle's growing uneasiness was relieved before the first corner is turned. But commend by the sound of approaching wheels. In a moment us to tho calculating coolness of him who is accus- he was outside "the premises” to welcome the tomed to take up his gold by hatfuls. And the return of Pussy, and notico tho effects upon her of same rule holds good in small as in great transac- “ fresh air.” And plenty of it, assuredly, she had tions. Proceeding on this great principle, Mr. David had that afternoon. Wind and air, which had been Waddle walked along the road which led out sharp enough when they started, became cutting as of Greenwood with à mien quite unconcerned, they reached the top of a hill. This road could not apparently only bent on a “constitutional.” Just be continued; they must find some sheltered lane. on the outskirts were the premises of a saddler, Down the hill rolled the basket-carriage at a rato coach-builder, and horse-hirer, all combined in one; quite incongruous to the habits and inclinations of the and just before these premises, as good fortune would fat pony. It was decidedly not a comfortable drive, have it, was the owner of said premises himself, with an unwilling animal before, a stupid man behind, critically inspecting the neatest of little basket- and a couple of loose reins between them. But th:3 carriages. What more natural than for said owner was not all. At a most inconvenient and exposed to tempt the rich Mr. Waddle with that basket- turn in the road the fat pony suddenly lost a shoe. carriage, or what more becoming than for Mr. Waddle Then Pussy had to hold the reins, and so could with modesty to disclaim the impeachment ? Still, not shelter herself in her cloak from the keen blast, somehow Mr. Waddle allowed himself to be talked while the man would examine each foot of the pony over-at least, so far as to give the basket-carriage separately, and then shake his head over it. As a that afternoon a trial, “for the ladies.” The two natural consequence of the mishap, the pony was ladies were to sit in front, the driver on an elevated lamed, and the return journey proceeded at the pace seat behind, and the horse was to be the steadiest in of an ordinary funeral. the stable. Here, then, was Mr. Waddle's scheme When they lifted Pussy from the basket-carriage initially realised, at no cost that afternoon, and, if it at her father's door, hier lips were colourless and suited, at a comparatively small weekly expenditure her whole frame chilled. Still she tried to talk hereafter. Why should he, David Waddle, not have rapidly and cheerfully. They had been out a little a basket-carriage? With £300 a year, and a sure too late ; but that could not be helped. Her chief capital-to-be of £8,000—and that only to begin with aim seemed to give pleasure to lier father. Tea
- why should a man not indulge himself, or at least was brought, but failed to restore warmth to tho his wife and delicate daughter, with a drive ? Was girl ; indeed, she could scarcely taste it. Her teeth it not true that he had planned and wrought for them chattered, then her whole frame burned. It was too and not for himself?
evident, even to Mr. Waddle, that so far the result Mr. Waddle was radiant as he returned to dinner, of his speculations and profits were not what he had and found Pussy at table, apparently quite re- proposed. That afternoon, at least, Pussy was covered. Not for worlds would he have spoiled not the better for the basket-carriage whose permathe pleasure by giving them even an inkling of the nent acquisition had been the object of such careful surprise that awaited them. The meal was scarcely negotiation. over when the expected basket-carriage rattled in upon When her father left the room, Kate turned the gravel-walk, drawn by a fat pony, and commanded piteously towards her mother, and entreated to be by a man in what might be mistaken for a livery taken upstairs, and that her mother would not leavo coat. For a few moments Mr. Waddle watched the her that night. Would she stay beside her? Would astonished faces of his wife and daughter. Beyond she read and talk to her? She so longed to be a that he could not contain himself, and announced at child again, and to be always with mother! She the same time the conception and execution of his pet had felt it often difficult of late to pray and to read scheme. The effect upon his hearers was griovously he Word of God; her mind had seemed somehow chisappointing:
to wander. But now she would be quite different “But, David, she is scarcely strong enough to go again. Would she not? Already she felt much
better and much happier. All this, and more to the “That's it, Ann; you always oppose all that I same purpose, she talked rapidly and in short senpropose. Do I want her, then, to go out? Havon't tences, while her mother undressed her, the while I got the carriage to drive her out "
carefully trying to conceal the tears that would roll “But, David, the wind is so high and keen." down her cheeks. Why was it that these two just
“Then wrap all the warmer,' retorted her hus- then seemed to feel as if the gulf of years were once band, sharply.
moro bridged over, and they transported into the
long past-to those happy years when they were all- | by one. The father seemed suddenly to feel chillad in-all to each other?
and depressed. Then, coming close to the doctor, It was a long and weary night, and yet a short he said, in a low, earnest voice : “Tell me what it niglit to both. Kate would fall into a restless slum- is; tell me everything; tell me exactly." ber for a few minutes, and then wake with a toss, He would have no denial, and the doctor found it and as she tried to speak, break into a short, sharp, not in his heart to keep from the father the danger barking cough. Mother must come to the other of his only child. He feared it might be inflammaside; it relieved the pain to press the one, and it tion; perhaps also—but of that he was not sure; he seemed to be stilling the beating of her heart. She hoped not. Was it dangerous sickness--dangerous hoped she had not been unkind to any one lately; to life? It might be; but the doctor trusted it she did not mean it, though James seemed to think would not prove so, please God, with his help. 10. But James would soon be happy; so would Mr. Waddle was a religious man, and he knew far they all. She wondered whether Einma had heard better than the doctor where to apply for help. from John, and what they were doing. Then her Mr. Waddle was a religious man!
He knew far mind would wander away far from home, and where better where to apply for help than the doctor! her mother could not follow her.
For the first time these many weeks Mr. Waddle It last the first streaks of daylight fell in. With did not feel inclined to go to Mr. Graham's—did not what longing her mother listened to the slow ticking even remember him. For the first time he tried of the clock on the stairs, and the slower measured again to compose his mind, to read the Bible, even tones in which it told the passing hours ! Six o'clock! | to pray; but his thoughts went away from the Book She could endure it no longer; she went to rouse her of grace and from the throne of grace--he knew not husband. Her sudden appearance and frightened whither; but restlessly onward, not to any definite look startled him even more than her words.
object, but on and on, as over a wild, lonely heath, “David, you must go at once for the doctor.”
where the wind swept at its free will, where there “What! for the doctor? At this hour! Why ?” was only one tree left, whose branches were bending, “Kate is very ill. He must come immediately.” and creaking, and breaking in the wild blast.
How he tumbled out of his bed, dressed, and hastened into the street, and how he would not leave the sleepy servant, nor yet the reluctant doctor, till he brought him back with him-all within the space PROFESSOR JOHN TYNDALL, LL.D., F.R.S., of less than half an hour-Mr. Waddle never afterwards distinctly remembered. But there was all
PRESIDENT OF THE BRITISII ASSOCIATION, 1874. his life long before him a vivid picture of his own TIE
"IIE British Association meets this month at Belbreakfast-parlour, not warm and comfortable and fast, and will be presided over by Dr. John tidy, as usual, but cold and unswept, and with a look Tyndall. Dr. Tyndall's original discoveries and sucas of a desolating calamity over the whole house. cess as a scientific expositor, whether as writer or Phebe came out and in, apparently to tidy the room
lecturer, have given him an eminent place among and to prepare for breakfast; but he lieeded her living philosophers. The successor of Faraday at not. The consultation upstairs lasted very long-tho Royal Institution, he has worthily sustained tho apparently too long. Once or twice Mr. Waddle was reputation of that home of original research and on the point of interrupting it; but lie always shrank brilliant illustration. Like his predecessors there, back just when he had set out, as if he felt himself Davy and Faraday, Tyndall owes his eminence to unworthy to enter the sick-room. At last steps were his personal talent and untiring industry, and in no heard on the stairs. It was the doctor alone. He degree to the adventitious aid of fortune or patronage. shut the door carefully behind him, and put his hat John Tyndall, though desconded from an English ou the table-lifted it, put it down again, and looked | family, is a native of Ireland, and was born at at it, just as if it were the study of his life how to Leighlin Bridge in the year 1820. From his father, place it most comfortably. Mr. Waddle watched his it is said, he derived in early boyhood a taste for movements nervously.
controversy; ho read with avidity the works of “Well, doctor," he at last said, trying to look Chillingworth and Tillotson, a kind of reading that cheerful, "only a cold, isn't it-only å cold ?” he may have been serviceable for intellectual growth, entreated, as the doctor seemed unwilling to respond. but not likely to be conducive to higher profit at so
“Well, yes; a cold, no doubt-a very, very early an age. severe one, and the doctor took up his hat.
He attended school in his native place, and from “A very severe one,” repeated Mr. Waddle. a teacher of the name of Conwill he first derived, we Then, seeming to catch at the relief afforded by that are told, a taste for mathematical knowledge. In very common word “cold,” “But nothing more- 1839 a division of the Ordnance Survey was stationed nothing more, doctor ?"
at Leighlin Bridge ; and Tyndall, then at the age of “Well, I did not say precisely that,” interposed nineteen, joined the Survey, and very soon acquired the doctor. But Mr. Waddle paid no heed to the a practical knowledge of every part of the work. interruption.
By the advice of a friend, he planned a course of “A few days in bed, I dare say, and plenty of more systematic study. Next day he was at his books warm drinks-eh?”—Mr. Waddle was trying to by five o'clock, and for the next twelve years steadlook facetious—"eh, doctor? And then plenty of fastly adhered to the practice of early morning study. good food and fresh air-eh?”
Having no suitable opening in view, Mr. Tyndall "Hark ye !” broke in the doctor, roughly," there was at one time on the eve of departing for America. must be none of that. None of your fresh air, as His friends dissuaded him from this step, and you call it. She has had too much of it by far. Your engineering employment offering, he was for three daughter is very seriously ill."
years engaged in work connected with railways. "Yery-seriously--ill!” The words camo one Iu 1847 be became for about a year a teacher in
Queenswood College, Hampshire, where he found and influenced by what he there heard of Mr. Edward Frankland as resident chemist, destined Tyndall, he afterwards invited him to give a Friday afterwards, like himself, to scientific eminence, and evening lecture at the Royal Institution. The lecture to become associated with him at the Royal Institu- given was on Magne-Crystallic action, a subject tion. The fame of Professor Bunsen, of Marburg, in which had largely engaged tho attention alike of Hesse Cassel, having reached the young philosophers Faraday and Tyndall. The object of the lecturer, on
, in Hampshire, they both resolved to repair to that this his first appearance at the Royal Institution, school of science. Leaving Hampshire for Germany, was, he has informed us, “to subvert the notions Tyndall enrolled himself as a student in the Univer- | both of Faraday and Plückner, and to establish in sity of Marburg. Bunsen proved to him not only opposition to them what he regarded as the truth." the teacher from whom he drew knowledge and in- At the conclusion of the lecture, he says, in illustra: spiration, but a fast friend as well, behaving to him, tion of Faraday's magnanimity, “Faraday quitted as he expresses it, as a brother.” At a banquet his accustomed seat, crossed the theatre to the corner given to him at New York on the eve of his depar- | into which I had shrunk, shook me by the hand, ad ture from America, after the completion of his lec- brought me to the table.” This lecture was given in turing tour in 1872, Professor Tyndall in his farewell February, 1853, and in June of the same year Mr. speech adverted to some interesting particulars touch- Tyndall was unanimously elected to the position he ing his life at Marburg. “In 1848,” he says, “wish- still holds—that of Professor of Natural Philosophy ing to improve myself in science, I went to the at the Royal Institution. University of Marburg—the same old town in which In the preceding year he had become a Fellow of my great namesake, when even poorer than myself, the Royal Society. published his translation of the Bible. I lodged in The results of Mr. Tyndall's labours on Magnethe plainest manner, in a street called the Ketzerbach. Crystallic action at Berlin were laid before the British I wished to keep myself clean and hardy, so I pur- Association at Ipswich, and also published in the chased a cask and had it cut in two by a carpenter. “Philosophical Magazine.” Further investigations Half that cask, filled with spring water over-night, were made on the same subject, and communicate was placed in my small bedroom, and never during to the Royal Society, in which also certain detinito the years I spent there, in winter or in summer, did conclusions were established. The author has colthe clock of the beautiful Elizabethekirche, which lected all these papers and republished them in a was close at hand, finish striking the hour of six in volume entitled, “ Researches on Diamagnetism and the morning before I was in ny tub. For a good Magne-Crystallic Action, including the question of portion of the time I rose an hour and a half earlier Diamagnetic Polarity.” The student has thus in an than this, working by lamplight at the differential easily accessible form the recorded and conclusive calculus when the world was slumbering around ine." experiments of Dr. Tyndall, and, indeed, the entire To the writings of Carlyle, Emerson, and Fichte, Dr. history of this branch of science since the discovery Tyndall has acknowledged his indebtedness at this of Diamaguetism by Faraday. period. " These threo unscientific men,” he says, In his book, “Faraday as Discoverer," he las * made me a practical worker. They called out, repeatedly expressed his admiration and affection for
mo 'Act!' I hearkened to the summons, taking the his predecessor. It was on account of Faraday's liberty, however, of determining for myself the friendship that he valued his post at the Royal Indirection which effort was to take.” With the bias stitution inore than any other that could have been which such minds must have given to a young and offered to him. “ It is not for the honour," he hus earnest student, we cease to wonder at some results recently said, “though surely that is great, but for of his training. His education has been, in its way, the strong personal ties that bind me to the Royal as special as that of John Stuart Mill, with natural Institution, that I now chietly prize this place. You intellect as acute, and with result as noteworthy. may credit me were I to tell you how lightly I value
At Marburg Mr. Tyndall gained the friendship of the honour of being Faraday's successor compared Professor Knoblauch, distinguished for his researches with the honour of being Faraday's friend." His on Radiant IIeat. Plückner's and Faraday's in- friendship was energy and inspiration, his inantle is vestigations on Magne-Crystallic action then filled a burden almost too heavy to be borne." all scientific minds. Towards the end of 1849 Pro- The first period of Dr. Tyndall's professorship at fessor Knoblauch and Mr. Tyndall commenced a joint the Royal Institution was devoted exclusively to investigation of the entire subject. The results ob- original research. Papers were year by year com
. tained were published by Mr. Tyndall, after his municated by him to the Royal Society, ani pubarrival in England, in the " Philosophical Maga- lished in the Philosophical Transactions." "His
| " vino" for 1850. It was in that year that Tyndall first paper, read in January, 1853, was on “The first saw Faraday. He went to the Royal Institution, Transmission of Heat through Organic Structures." sent up his card with a copy of the paper by Knob- His second paper, in the following year, was on lauch and himself, when Faraday came down and " The Vibrations and Tones produced by the Contact conversed with the young aspirant in science, im- of Bodies having Different Temperatures;” while in pressing him with the wonderful play of intellect 1855 the honour was accorded him of delivering the and kindly feeling exhibited by his countenance.' Bakerian lecture for that year, which was entiiled,
Mr. Tyndall returned to Germany, and continued “On the Nature of the Force by which Bodies are to prosecute the inquiry on which he had entered by repelled from the Poles of a Magnet." Theso were the favour of Professor Magnus, of Berlin, who gave again succeeded by numerous papers on other him a place in his laboratory. An incident which branches of inquiry. The subject of the origin of we may here advert to was not without an important Slaty Cleavage had long interested Dr. Tyndall, and bearing on Mr. Tyndall's future. Dr. Bence Jones specially engaged his attention in 1856. In that happened to make a visit to the Prussian capital to year, in a lecture at the Royal Institution, he attrisee the celebrated experiments of Du Bois Raymond, butod Slaty Clearage to pressuro. Mr. Huxley, who
tras present at this lecture, called the attention of tions arise as investigation proceeds. The question Dr. Tyndall to the views of Principal J. D. Forbes of the origin of Slaty Cleavage, for example, lay right on the veined and laminar structure of glacier ice, in the path of the experimentalist on Mayne-Crystalsuggesting at the same time that the explanation of listic forces. In 1835 Professor Sedgwick had said, Forbes might apply to the question of Slaty Cleavage. “Crystalline forces have rearranged whole mountain This led to an expedition by the two professors to the masses, producing a beautiful Crystalline Cleavage, Alps, and afterwards to the production of a conjoint passing alike through all the strata.” A similaropinion paper communicated to the Royal Society," On the was also expressed by Sir John Herschel, writing
" Structure and Motion of Glaciers.' In this paper from the Cape in 1836. We may thus trace to his, Tyndall and Huxley controverted Forbes's theory of researches on crystals the origin of Dr. Tyndall's inviscous motion, attributing the movement of glaciers terest in Slaty Cleavage. The results of his inquiries to the fracture and regelation of the ice-particles. In were detailed in the lecture at the Royal Institution the scientific controversy to which this subject has in 1856, already referred to. We have also seen given rise Dr. Tyndall has maintained his original how from this subject there branched out the inquiry theory, and by some it is accepted as the true theory into the motion and structure of glaciers, based on of glacier motion.
laborious observations among the Alps. A series of observations on the Mer de Glace was So again in his second main line of inquiry, when made in 1857, and in visits to the Alps in the two examining the action of heat of high refrangibility following years the glacier investigations were con- on the molecular condition of matter, the presence of tinued, the result of which was the volume on the floating matter in the air so interrupted his processes "Glaciers of the Alps," published in 1860. The as very specially to arrest Dr. Tyndall's attention. appearance of this volume of mingled adventure and The steps necessary to the removal of this floatscience, and of a second volume two years later, en- ing matter led to an independent research, the titled, “Heat as a Mode of Motion,” marks a new results of which were first laid before the public in phase in the direction of Dr. Tyndall's aims. the celebrated lecture on “Dust and Disease,” deHitherto, apart from the duties of his professorship, livered at the Royal Institution in January, 1870. he had restricted himself to original investigations This interesting inquiry, which touches, on the one and to communications to scientific societies and hand, on so practical a su ct as the preservation of publications. In these, and kindred volumes after- human life, and, on the other, on so recondite a queswards published, he addressed the general public, tion as spontaneous generation, thus widens out and sought, as he expresses it, "to develop and into new regions of thought and labour. The great deepen sympathy between science and the world out- value of cotton wool as a means of preventing infecside of science." In other words, he sought to edu- tion, and the invention of the smoke respirator, so cate and inform the popular mind in some of those useful to firemen, are practical benefits for which the great physical truths which research has surely estab- world is indebted to Dr. Tyndall. lished. The brilliant success of his lectures on both
To the proceedings of the British Association sides of the Atlantic is well known. This office of Dr. Tyndall has been a steady contributor. Some of popular teacher which Dr. Tyndall has assumed, and his highest efforts have been made in connection with for which he is rarely qualified, has not, however, in its meetings. His address “On the Scientific Use of any great degree interrupted those original inquiries the Imagination” was delivered to the meeting at which he has told us are the main object of his life. Liverpool in 1870; and at Dundee in 1867 his lec
A series of researches on Radiant Heat in its rela- ture on “Matter and Force addressed to worktions to matter were commenced by Dr. Tyndall in ing men. As a lecturer he excels. The siniplicity the Royal Institution in 1859, and continued to em- with which he invests his subject, the interest he ploy his energies for several years. Five distinct excites, and the clearness and graphic force of his memoirs on this subject were up to 1864 communi- language, give him a direct hold of the attention
cated to the Royal Society. In that year the Ramford and sympathy of very_varied audiences. It has a Medal was awarded to Dr. Tyndall on account of been his fortune at the Royal Institution to address
these investigations. A recent paper communicated “the aristocracy of rank,” and at the Royal School of by Dr. Tyndall to the Royal Society on this same sub- Mines “the aristocracy of labour," and in each caso ject is entitled, “On the Action of the Rays of High | with singular success and effect. In 1855 he was Refrangibility upon Gaseous Matter." His labours appointed Examiner in Science under the Council in this department, unlike those of preceding inquirers, for Military Elucation, and continued to act for were not directed to the nature of radiant heat itself; many years in that capacity. but rather made radiant heat the means to an end- The prolific pen of Dr. Tyndall has supplied a that end being the interpretation and exposition of the number of papers on different subjects to the pages molecular condition of matter. "Contributions to Mole- of our popular periodicals; and in addition to the cular Physics in the Domain of Radiant Heat" is the volumes he has published, already named, we may title of the recently-published volume of his collected here mention his “ Fragments of Science,” his
” papers on this recondite subject. We cannot here “Lectures on Sound,” and “The Forms of Water in give our readers any idea of the value and originality Clouds and River, Ice and Glaciers." of these contributions to this obscure and difficult Much as we admire Dr. Tyndall's ability as a branch of science. The fame of Dr. Tyndall will in writer, and the fulness of his information on matters future in no slight degree rest upon them.
of science, we cannot close this paper without taking The two main lines of original research to which strong exception to the tendency of his teaching on Dr. Tyndall has given most time, are those we have just matters outside his special province of physical indicated, viz., first, Diamagnetism and Magne-Crys- science. He commits the evident error of referring tho tallic action; and secondly, the Molecular Condition laws of mind to those which regulate matter, as if of Matter as Exposed by Radiant Heat. But as no the latter alone embraced all science. When Halley part of nature is isolated from another, fresh ques. I the astronomer once made some sceptical remark to
Sir Isaac Newton, the great plıilosopher, in the true
HADDON HALI. subjects with which he was conversant, and
no Wladdon Hall will meet with no difficulty spirit of inductive science, advised him to keep to
HOEVER inclined a meddle with things which he had not studied, or of which he had not experience.
beyond the ordinary difficulties of the traveller. In that delightful book, " The Life and Letters of From the railway station at Rowsley, which is but Principal J. D. Forbes,” there is a passage bearing some twenty minutes' run from Matlock Bath, the on one point of controversy. In à letter of date distance is a little less than two miles along a route 20th July, 1862, at p. 415, the learned Principal is traversing one of the most pleasant parts of the speaking of two works of the Rev. Mr. Jerram which country; while, if the walk is deemed too long, a he had been perusing, and he thus remarks on conveyance is easily obtained on the spot. Pursuing one:-"In the Thoughts on Miracles,' p. 21, I find the road from Roisley to Bakewell, we turn to the a very striking analogical argument, from human in- right at about a mile and a half from the Peacock terference with the ordinary course of the laws of Inn, and crossing some meadows and a bridge that nature, to the impossibility at least of disproving spans the Wye, are in front of the old baronial manDivine interference in ordinary providence. I was sion. Seen from the turnpike-road the old edifice, with the more struck with this because there is a chapter its time-worn walls and lofty towers more than half of “Reflections' most inappropriately thrown into hidden in foliage, wears a venerable and rather warDr. Tyndall's book, called Mountaineering in 1861,' like appearance. This impression is strengthened on on the folly of prayers for fine weather, etc., which, a nearer approach, as the outbuildings are of a like even from a purely scientific point of view, seems to me antiquated character with the main structure, and far from convincing, and which, if carried out, would there is no discordant intrusion of anything merely suspend prayer in almost every human contingency, modern to disturb it. The manor of Haddon pas such as the extreme illness of a child or a parent, granted by William the Conqueror to his son William when mercifully the heart overrules the judgment of Pererel; the next possessors, according to the Domesche head, and, as Mr. Jerram justly says, the com- day survey, were the Avenels, from whom it passed mon voice of mankind protests against the logic of by marriage to the Vernons. The last Vernon was the metaphysicians.'
Sir George, the lord it is said of thirty manors, whose We have only to add that the degree of ul.D. profuse hospitality and princely expenditure procured of Cambridge was bestowed on Professor Tyndall in for him the title of “ King of the Peak." On his 1855, and the like degree of Edinburgh in 1866, death in 1565, his estates were shared between his when Mr. Carlyle was installed Lord Rector of the two daughters. Haddon becamo the property of University. Besides these and other honours con- Dorothy, wife of Sir John Manners, second son of the ferred upon him in this country, he has received Earl of Rutland. Their grandson became Duke of honorary membership from many foreign scientific Rutland, and Haddon has ever since formed a porsocieties.
tion of the Rutland property, though for more than a century and a half Haddon Hall has been deserted
by the family, and is gradually taking on the form Sonnets of the Sacred Hear.
and character of a ruin.
On passing through the portal at the north-west
anglo of the Hall, and entering the roughly-paved TIIIRTEENTII SUNDAY AFTER TRINITY. quadrangle, we are met by a lass who acts as a guide,
and who in the first instance conducts us to an apart"A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho." St. Luke x. 30.
ment known at present as the chaplain's room,
though why it received that designation it would bo FI ROM Life's great City and his Father's Face,
hard to guess. Here are exhibited some relics of the Where Love and Glory crown the Sacred Hill, time of Cromwell, such as a pair of huge jack-boots, By dim descending paths of specious ill,
a leathern doublet worn beneath the armour, a couple He sped—from Truth, and Innocence, and Grace
of mouldy holsters, an old matchlock, some prodigious
pewter platters, etc. ; together with a relic still older, Sped downward ever toward th' “ Accursed Place,”
to wit, the oaken cradle in which the first Duke of Till, sore beset upon the Evil Way,
Rutland was rocked. From the chaplain's room wo Martyr of sin, in seeming death he lay.
are led to the chapel, a really curious and interesting So fared, in sin and woe, our fallen race.*
building erected in the beginning of the fifteenth What hope? what help? Not Moses could restore,
century, and forming, with the hall, the most ancient
part of the existing edifice. The style of the chapel Nor Aaron save ; they passed; but One came by
is a mixture of the Norman and Gothic; in the nave Who nursed his grievous wounds all tenderly are long oaken benches for the use, it is inferred, of With sweetest balm, and all his burden bore : the retainers and domestics, and against the side And to His Church did, ere His parting, say,
walls of the chancel are two roomy high-backed pets “Be this thy trust until Mine Advent Day."
for the accommodation of the family. A flight of
steps hardly a foot wide at the rear of the pews leads * This deeper application of the Parable is one common to most of up, the guido tells us, to the confessional, but as the commentaries, whether of the Fathers or of the Reformers. The traveller personifles Human Nature in Adam : Jerusalem is the City and people did not exalt themselves to the general view Home of Peace : the way down to Jericho, the accursed city (Joshua for the purpose of confessing their sins, we imagine vi. 26), is the facilis descensu8 of sin: the robbers represont hin who was a robber and murderer from the beginning (St. John viii. 44): the
this to be a mistake, and that the steps, leading as Priest and Levite personiiy the Sacrifices and the Law,
unable in them they do to a small music gallery, were for the conselves to heal (Gal. iii, 2, and Heb. ix. 9): the good Samaritan is the Saviour, the Wine representing the Blood of His Passion, and the Oil
venience of the choir. The painted windows of the The Unction of His spirit, and the Inn figuring the Church to which the chapel were despoiled by thieves many years ago, care of the Rock of God is committed until the Chief Shepherd shall uppear (Acts xx, 28, and 1 St. Peter v. 2, 4).
but they still contain some remains of their old
BY THE REV. S. J. STONE, M.A.