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the gallery. The Endymion and the IIebe aro is on a smaller scale. The entire structuro reclines on certainly the most beautiful, as they are, from the the slope of a hill; the volume of water descends from numerous copies in circulation, the most generally a classic temple adorned with dolphins, naiads, seaknown. By far the most striking, however, is the lions, and other marine monsters, through the mouths colossal bust of the first Napoleon, a work of grand- and urns of which, as well as from other concealed est conception, at once bold and massive, yet executed vomitories, the fountain streams forth, and covering to the highest possible degree of finish. Near it the broad surface of the channel, dashes headlong stands, or rather sits, on a pedestal which can be down the steep, disappears at the bottom among turned in any direction, the statue of Napoleon's masses of rock, and flows thence by an underground mother, a noble work worthy alike of the artist and route into the River Derwent. A very different the subject. English sculpture is best represented kind of waterwork is an artificial tree which we como by Gibson, whose colossal figures of Mars and Cupid upon soon after quitting the cascade, and which is are the first to strike you on entering the gallery ; so contrived that, at a touch from the attendant it although superb and admirable as is this group, it spouts forth from every branch and twig a shower of is far from illustrating the truth or the tenderness close rain upon persons who happen to bo beneath it characteristic of Gibson's masterpieces. The centre or too near it, and who must retreat pretty quickly if of the gallery is occupied by a colossal vase of they would escape a thorough drenching. There polished granite, executed at Berlin, and a present are, however, in the grounds, waterworks of a far from the King of Prussia. At the farther end of more important description; such are the jets and the gallery are two enormous lions in white marble, fountains, one of which sends its column of water one asleep, the other awake, and both terribly lifo- near a hundred feet high, and another, which plays like; they are copies by Italian artists from those on only on special festive occasions, and hurls its jet to Canova's monument to Clement xiv, in St. Peter's more than double that height, or about as high as at Rome. We may mention here that, independent the monument in London. In connection with the of the sculpture gallery, there are many fine statues waterworks should be mentioned the rockworks, with and busts scattered through the building, among which in fact they are in a manner combined. These which the connoisseur will recognise the works of consist of rocky precipices of towering height, and Chantrey and Westmacott, some of them being picturesque ravines, all of them being artificially superb specimens of portraiture in marble.
constructed (some of them even copied from actual It is quite impossible, within the limits of an natural scenes), and yet so natural in appearance article, to give the reader any adequate idea of the that no one not informed of the fact could suppose multitudinous wealth of this vast mansion. The them to be other than what they seem. spacious apartments are filled with treasures of all The great wonder of the gardens, however, is tho kinds, comprising works of the rarest art, the most conservatory, erected by the late Sir Joseph Paxton, consummate skill, and the richest material, all and which was the precursor of the Crystal Palaco arranged with the most perfect taste, so as to sur- of 1851. It is in the form of a parallelogram, and prise and charm the visitor at every turn. The covers more than an acre of ground; it is a most libraries alone would require months of study barely superb object to look at, and vast though it is in to become acquainted with their contents. In one size, one might almost imagine it a living creature of them, the great library, which is near a hundred just alighted on the spot from some far-off wonderfeet long, are near 30,000 volumes (among them land. For its construction were required 70,000 some of the rarest works in existence), in addition to square feet of glass, and the sash-bars, if laid end an unrivalled collection of illuminated manuscripts on end, would extend for forty miles. We do not and other curious and elaborate productions of much relish the tropical heat within, though we can monkish industry in the monastic ages. In the but linger over the spectacle of the magnificent exotics cabinet library, as perhaps the reader may be aware, it contains, and of which both hemispheres have are those whimsical titles to sham books, supplied at furnished their proportions. For the convenience of the request of the Duke by the late Tom Hood. royal visitors there is a carriago-drive round the Among others one sees “Inigo ou Secret Entrances, interior. "Cursory Remarks on Swearing," " Lambe on the In the course of our horticultural promenade wo Death of Wolfe,' *Jack Ketch, with Cuts of his pass various other objects of interest, of which we own Execution,” “Barrow on the Common Weal," can barely mention a few. One is the Emperor “Recollections of Bannister by Lord Stair," and so Fountain, a memorial of the Czar Nicholas, who on, innocent practical jokes these, and quite appro- visited Chatsworth in 1844; others are trees planted priate, seeing that they occur where there is not by royal personages, as an oak planted by Queen space for anything more.
Victoria, when princess, in 1832 ; à chestnut planted On leaving the sculpture gallery, we pass into the by her mother, the Duchess of Kent; a sycamore orangery, where, scattered among the orange-trees, planted by the late Prince Consort in 1813, etc., etc. rhododendrons, and some magnificent exotics, are a With the
Italian garden, which shows like a number of fine statues and a singular curiosity in miniature park, and inight serve for a living illusthe shape of an enormous single crystal, weighing tration of the scene of Boccaccio's Decameron, we several hundredweights. From the orangery we close our hasty survey of the grounds. enter the gardens, and make the tour of them under the guidance of one of the gardeners, of whom some It would be difficult to imagine a greater contrast threescore and ten are here in constant employment. between any two possible residences of the arisA walk of a few minutes brings us to the front of tocratic class than that existing between Haddon the celebrated cascade, which at first view recalls to Hall and Chatsworth. If the question be asked, remembrance the grand cascade at St. Cloud as it which is the more interesting, and better repays the existed before the late misfortunes of France. Like trouble of a visit? the answer would depend almost that, it consists of a series of flights of steps, though it I entirely upon the character and pursuits of the persons questioned. In Chatsworth we have all that wealth can procure, all that luxury can demand, all that a refined and highly cultivated taste could select. On the other hand, in Haddon Hall we have a revelation of the facts of human history during several consecutive centuries, and that recorded in characters so plain that the simple man may decipher them, and with a little effort of the imagination may re-people the mouldering solitude and recall the daily life of the generations that have passed away. For our part, while we confess to being far more impressed by the contemplation of Haddon Hall than by the splendours of Chatsworth, we would advise the reader by all means to see both places, and to go first to Haddon Hall. 1
AIR is the Garden of the Lord : and fair
THEN the cottage door is open, and the air is
bright and clear, Ninefold the fruit the living branches bear :
Then the sound of children's laughter echoes on the Love, that the soul with noble ardour fills;
listening ear, Joy, that the heart with happy prospect thrills ; And the fall of little footsteps, pattering on the rustic Peace, that makes quit the mind of all its care;
floor, Long-suffering, that can feel and yet endure;
Gently lures the tired woodman to his peaceful home Gentleness, the sweet-eyed and soft of hand; Goodness, the true, the upright, and the pure ;
O the music of young voices, O the tuneful little feet,
How they rise and fall together, keeping time in Faith, that can see beyond the border-land;
cadence sweet; Meekness, that counts the pride of life as loss ;
Like the ever-moving planets making harmony above, Temperance, that nails indulgence to the cross.
So the happy notes of childhood vibrate on the
chords of love.
On the settle sits the grandsire with his eyes so old " FATHER IS COMING."
That the little sunny faces seem like fading dreams “FA FATHER is coming-make the fire burn bright!”
to him; Now the poor walls are gilt with ruddy light, But he hears their merry voices, and it almost makes Stands the rude table in the pleasant shine, And crystal water glows like yellow wine.
As he tries to catch the meaning of each little “ Hush, baby, hush! and make a pretty smile,
prattling tongue. Father is coming in a little while!”
O the merry laughing voices, how melodiously they
flow, Children with rosy faces, tidy hair,
Bringing to the old man's memory happy days of Sweep up the hearth, and spread the simple fare."
long ago, Say the night-prayers, hore, kneeling at my knee: When he, too, could shout with gladness, when he, "Great God, be kind to us who trust in thee!'
too, was bright and bold,
Long before his children's children told him how the Father is coming, after the toilsome day;
world grew old. Oh, let our blessings meet him on the way!
And the music of young voices, long as this fair Open the door, and let the light shine out,
earth shall last, The night is dark, and not a star about.
Will re-link the joyous present with the half-forCome, let us sing, he'll hear us at the stile,
gotten past; The place is still and lone for half a mile.
And the ring of little footsteps, pattering on the
cottage floor, Sing, children, sing; and baby, laugh and crow,
Will be heard, the wide world over, till there shall On father's knee thou shalt a-riding go!”
be time no more.
VARY FRANCES ADAMS.
CHAPTER XV.-A TAIPING EMISSARY.
fidence to tell you what I hear, for the news is THE MANDARIN'S DAUGHTER. published in our newspapers at Shanghai, so that
any one who reads English knows all about it." A STORY OF THE CHINESE GREAT REBELLION, AND THE
Ah!” said Cut-sing, "I wish I could speak and « EVER-VICTORIOUS ARMY."
read your honourable language, as you do ours." BY SAMUEL MOSSMAN, AUTHOR OF "NEW JAPAN : TIIE LAND OF THE
“ The latest news received by steamer, informs RISING SUN," ETC.
us that the Taiping army under Chung Wang
have captured Soo-chow and Hang-chow, and TIM "IME passed on and I became more and more numerous smaller walled cities in Kiang-soo and
intimate with the mandarin, his daughter, their che-kiang, which have been garrisoned by forces kindred, and friends. A-Lee's lady connections quizzed said to be two hundred thousand strong.". her unmercifully for having a "barbarian" lover, for On hearing this the stranger's eyes twinkled, and it was by this time understood by all that my visits he remarked, in a suppressed tone of voice, " This were something more than ordinary friendly calls. is great news, indeed. These two cities are the most
“We are both Christians," she would say to them, famous in our great flowery land for their wealth and " and it does not matter what country we belong to, luxury. The poet has said that ‘Paradise is in if we are sincere in professing that faith, and become heaven above, but Soo-chow and Hang-chow are on united in the holy ties of wedlock, under the blessings the earth below. What successes these are! The of a religion which makes that inion equal between conquering armies of the Heavenly Kingdom of husband and wife in the eyes of God and man. I have Great Peace will prevail over the imps." imbibed the doctrines preached by the missionaries “I don't know exactly what you mean,” was my of our church, and learned from their teaching the rejoinder, “but I tell you that the British and superior condition of females in Christian countries French authorities at Shanghai are becoming afraid compared to what it is here. When I consider their for the safety of that settlement. Admiral Hope has physical and mental degradation, I dread the thral- been to Napking, and held a parley with the rebel dom I would have to submit to in espousing a hus- chiefs, saying that the British forces will not interband among my own countrymen.”
fere with the progress of the rebellion, if the Taiping Amongst my comrades it was well known that I hordes approach no nearer than ninety lee (thirty was waiting for my time to expire to make A-Lee my miles) of that treaty port. Should they cross the wife, and settle down to some occupation in China. boundary, our troops will fire upon them."
Upon several occasions I met a stranger at the This piece of information seemed to displease mandarin's, who gave his surname as Wo and his Cut-sing, and he quickly interrupted, saying, “ Parproper name as Cut-sing: Ho was about thirty don, noble sir, they would not dare to injure one of years of age, of the middle height, and had a thick- your people. For are they not both God-worshippers, set figuro. His forehead was low, with strongly- and believers in the elder brother Jesus Christ? Is marked eyebrows, overhanging acute-angled eyelids not theirs a form of religion most effectual for prothat shaded restless piercing eyes. In manner he pagating the truth of Christianity? Before their was ofliciously polite, but a snoer which frequently progress all forms of idolatry are totally destroyed, crossed his features while making his humble obei- without distinction, and the ruins of Pagan temples sance, indicated insincerity of disposition. He was and the remains of Buddhist idols are to be seen far a native of South China, and, though a scholar, he and near wherever their victorious arms have been.” spoke the mandarin dialect of Peking with a peculiar “Ho! ho!" I thought, “our inquisitive stranger provincial accent. There was something about the is a rebel ; " 80 I remarked at once, “From what you man that was displeasing, yet he was most assiduous say, I conclude you are a Taiping ?” in his attentions to secure my good opinions.
"I am," he replied, unhesitatingly, “and I glory It was always in the evening when Cut-sing made in being a humble subject of the Taiping Tien-wang. his appearance at Meng-kee's house, and generally I came last from Nanking to this city of the Tartar he and his host would retire into the library, holding imps, where if I was suspected I would be cut to secret converse together. Apparently, he was not a pioces by them. But you, honourable sir, will not, I favourite with any one, except the mandarin himself, am sure, inform upon me.” who paid him great attention. From what I saw, "Certainly not," I said, "you may rely on the however, I concluded that those were matters of honour of a British soldier. Besides, I am not a importance discussed between them, which they were friend of this treacherous Tartar Government, who unwilling to speak of before the members of the tortured and murdered our men; and if your 'Taiping household or their friends.
Government succeed in overthrowing them, without One evening when this stranger called, I was hurting us, why we should be glad, especially as asked to join them in the library, which I assented you profess to be imbued with the spirit of Christo, as I felt somewhat curious to know the topic of tianity." their conversation. On this head I was
“We not only profess the doctrines of your relilightened by Meng-kee, who said, after they had gion, but we practise it in the Protestant form which been seated
prevails in your honourable country. It is based "My friend, Foong Cut-sing, is anxious to know upon the Holy Bible, which your learned missionaries if your honourable officials at the embassy have have translated into our language, and distributed heard any late news of the Taiping movements at throughout the land. Our decalogue is literally the Nanking and the middle provinces.'
same as that of the English Church, but with annoYes, noble sir,” the stranger added, "you will tations to some of the commandments applicable to make me your humble debtor, if you can tell me. I tho Taiping worshippers. The principal sacraments trust that I do not infringe on your honour by asking of the Protestant religion are observed; the Holy you to give me any information on the subject.” Communion is rendered by an offertory of tea upon
"Not at all," I replied. “It is no breach of con- the altar every Sunday during service; and no one