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search for Lilliput.” It is obvious how much all A poor vicar, in a remote diocese, had, on some this must have amused the dean and his friends in popular occasion, preached a sermon so acceptable to connection with the unexampled sale of the volume : his parishioners, that they entreated him to print it, the price of the first edition ras raised before the and he undertook a journey to London for that second could be printed. As a poetical humorist Swift purpose. On his arrival in town he was recomstands almost alone: all his verses exemplify his mended to Mr. Rivington, to whom he enthusiasticown definition of a good style--they consist of ally related the object of his journey. The printer proper words in proper places.

agreed to his proposals, and required to know how

many copies of the sermon he would have “struck GRAY'S " ELEGY."

off." The reply was, " Why, sir, I have calculated The scene of Gray's beautiful “Elegy on a Country that there are in the kingdom ten thousand parishes, , Churchyard” has been much controverted, but it is and that the majority of the parishes will at least settled by the following statement in vol. iii., pago 19, take one, and others more, so that I think we may of the edition of Gray's Poems by Mason, pub- venture to print about 35,000 or 36,000 copies. The lished in 1778, viz., “That being on a visit to his publisher remonstrated, the author insisted, and the relations at Stoke, he (Gray) wrote that beautiful matter was decided, and the latter returned home in little ode which stands first in his collection of high spirits. With much difficulty and great selfpoems. He sent it as soon as written to his be- denial a period of about two months was suffered to loved friend Mr. West, but he was dead before it elapse, when his golden venture so tormented his reached Hertfordshire." To which is added: “This imagination that he could endure it no longer; so singular anecdote is founded on a marginal note in he wrote to Mr. Rivington, desiring him to send his commonplace-book, where the ode is transcribed, him the debtor and creditor account, most liberally and the following memorandum annexed: “Written permitting the remittances to be forwarded at Mr. at Stoke the beginning of June, 1742, and sent to Rivington's convenience. Judge of the astonishMr. West, not knowing he was dead!”

ment, tribulation, and anguish excited by the receipt Rogers thought the stanza which Gray threw out of the following account:of his Elegy better than some of the stanzas he re

“ The Rey. - Dr. to C. Rivington. tained. Here it is, and most persons will agreo with To printing and paper, 35,000 copies of Rogers :

Sermon.

£785 5 6

Cr. “ There scattered oft, the earliest of the year,

By sale of 17 copies of the said Sermon 1 5 6 By hands unseen, are showers of violets found; The redbreast loves to build and warble there,

Balance due to 0. Rivington

£784

00" And little footsteps lightly print the ground.”

The publisher, however, in a day or two sent a letter

to the following purport:In all the great English letter-writers of the last "Roverend Sir,-I beg pardon for innocently century, with the exception of Cowper, it is easy to amusing myself at your expense, but you need not trace the wish to excel. They wrote a letter to do give yourself any uneasiness. I know better than them credit, and to keep up their reputation. Horace you could do the extent of the sale of single sermons, Walpole knew that no one would light a candle with and accordingly have printed but 100 copies, to the one of those careful productions of epigrammatic expense of which you are heartily welcome.” malice which he delighted to scatter around him. There is in Miss Hawkins's Countess and Gray wrote his letters as he wrote his poems, and Gertrude a similar story of a young lady having they seem as if they had been put by for the nine written a novel and placed the manuscript in the years recommended by Horace, and then laboriously hands of a printer without inquiring as to the exfiled into their requisite polish. Voltaire writes as pense of printing it; nor did she ascertain the naturally, though not perhaps as simply, as Cowper extent of her liability until the cost incurred was did. There is an air of lettered elegance about his somewhat considerable, and the printing was not correspondence, the style is always light, the subject completed. . handled with the art of a man who has learnt not to

DAMBERGER'S TRAVELS—EXPEDITIOUS PRINTING. say too much; but all seems to flow spontaneously from his pen. These letters are not like letters of

The Travels of Damberger through Africa, which the present day, because they were written in a

consisted of 528 pages in octavo, with three coloured different state of society, but it probably cost any

engravings and a large map, was received in London ono habituated to the society of Paris å hundred from Germany on a Wednesday morning, and transyears ago no trouble whatever to hit off the happy lated from German into English, and 1,500 copies turns and the little prottinesses with which these printed, with the coloured engravings and the map letters abound. This is the opinion of the “Satur- of the route, on Saturday morning, the whole being day Review” about Voltaire's letters, and strangoly sold and delivered before nine o'clock that evening. inconsistent it seems; the latter part of the state. The circumstances were these. The announcement of ment, as to the artificial prottinesses disproving the tho work hal excited great interest in Germany, alleged naturalness of the style.

and Professor Bottiger, of Weimar, had recommended

the work to a London bookseller, and had underPRINTING AND SALE OF SERMONS.

taken to transmit an early copy for a certain The following anecdote is interesting as well as premium to the German publisher; but the book, serviceable in showing how apt to run into mis- though advertised, by some accident did not calculation aro persons who found their estimate of arrive in time; and in the interim three London the chances of publishing upon the patronage of a booksellers associated to bring out another translacircle rather than upon the interest of tho circum- tion from a copy which had reached them. The first stances to the public.

bookseller, therefore, to secure the market, employed

LETTER-WRITERS.

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his translators, and himself revised the press; while ho employed his engravers on the copperplate; and

Varieties. in the printing-office, sixteen compositors and ten presses, by working night and day, completed the whole in fifty-six hours. On the Wednesday follow- potash fifteen parts, distilled water 1,000 parts. The feet to be

LOTION FOR SWEETENING THE FEET. ---Permanganate of ing, the publisher received from Professor Bottiger washed twice a day with the lotion. They are then to be carenotice that the work was discovered to be a forgery, fully dried, and powdered either with potato-starch or lycopoa fact which was instantly communicated to the dium.—Union Médicale. newspapers. But meanwhile a cheap edition had LIBEL.- Mr. Justice Blackburn, in summing up a recent case been prepared by a piratical bookseller from the of action for libel, against the Times " for a letter which it translation published on the previous Saturday. It had published, said, "The question of what is a libel is a mixed turned out that Damberger was

one of law and fact, and it cannot be better defined than in the

a journeyman particular words which have always been considered to be the printer at Leipsic, who, as a soldier at the Cape of best : A publication, without justification or lawful excuse, calGood Hope, had seen enough of Africa to conferculated to injure the reputation of another by exposing him to plausibility on the story of the Travels. The book hatred, contempt, or ridicule. That is as nearly an accurate obtained only a month's currency at Leipsic, but definition of a libel as can well be. When there is a lawful in that time it was translated into most European been a libel, which we usually call a privileged communication,

excuse for writing and publishing what would otherwise have languages.

it ceases to be a libel altogether. In the present case there is ·

nothing of that sort. It is a libel, and you have to consider SMITH's 16 WEALTII OF NATIONS."

what damages should be given. When libellous matter has Charles Butler, when spending the day with Mr.

been published, and you repeat it and put it in circulation, that

repetition is none the less a libel. It is, perhaps, not so bad Fox, at St. Anne's Hill, mentioned that he had never

as originating a libel, but it is giving greater circulation to it. read Adam Smith's celebrated work on the “ Wealth of It is, to take a commercial metaphor, not only putting in Nations.” “To tell you the truth," said Mr. Fox, “nor circulation and passing the libel, but it is also endorsing it so I either. There is something in all these subjects

as to give to it the credit of the person so endorsing it. It which passes my comprehension, something so wido aggravates the libel, of course, and may give occasion for more

damages.” that I could never embrace them myself, nor find

FATHERIOOD OF GOD.-Men dream of their being God's any one who did.”

children irrespectively of any new divine birth, being “born of The stamp-duty on receipts was first introduced God!” Paul, at Athens, quoted a Greck poet as saying, "Wo during the short reign of the Administration of " All are all his offspring-from him we have our origin, and in him the Talents.” Fox was at this time in pecuniary diffi- we live, and move, and have our being. Simply as his deculties, which led Sheridan to write :

pendent offspring, we may think that we are entitled to be called

his children, and to call him Father. We may speak of God's “I would," says Fox,

love in creating and caring for us—his calling us, in that aspect a tax devise

of our relation to him, children-as fatherly love. It is not, That should not fall on me."

however, really so in any valid Scriptural sense. At any rate it " Then tax receipts," Lord North replies,

is not “ the manner of love" which St. John thinks it so “For those you never see."

amazing a wonder that the Father should have “bestowed upon us in our being called children of God :" divinely born children,

deriving from a divine birth a divine nature; children of God, as BLAIR'S SERMONS.

born of God; children by spiritual regeneration, not merely by Notwithstanding Dr. Iugh Blair's popularity as a

creation and natural relation.—Dr. Cunillish. preacher, he had nearly reached his sixtieth year A New York RAILROAD SIGNAL OFFICE. –The signal before he could be induced to publish a volume of office is a little room at the northern entrance of the depot, his Sermons. At length he transmitted the manu

about 30ft. above the pavement. It is reached by a narrow script to Mr. Straban, the king's printer, who, after passageway from the west side, and when you get into it you

sce a sight which made Jones go into an unmistakable surprise. keeping it for some time, wrote a letter to Dr. Blair, Looking down the depôt there was a space of more than gooft. discouraging the publication. Such, at first, was the extent by 200ft. breadth, covered with an iron roof and lighted unpropitious state of one of the most succossful theo- from the top. Trains of cars were coming and going inceslogical books that has ever appeared. Mr. Strahan, santly, but no confusion was perceptible

, and everything, as my

friend said, “went on like clockwork.' There are two operahowever, had sont one of the sermons to Dr. John

tors in service here, relieving each other during a tour of duty son for his opinion, and after his unfavourable which extends from 5 a. m. to 11 at night, their motions being letter to Dr. Blair had been sent off, he received regulated by a large and costly clock. The gentleman in charge from Johnson, on Christmas Eve, 1776, a note in received us very politely, but before we had hardly thanked him which was the following paragraph: “I have read marked " Ninety-sixth to Seventy-fifth street.

we heard the sharp and rapid ring of a bell overhead. It was

“You see, over Dr. Blair's first sermon with more than appro- said the operator, " there is a train coming in, and it wants to bation; to say it is good is to say too little.” Mr. know if we are ready for it.” “But how does it ring that Strahan had, very soon after this time, a conversa

bell ?” said Jones. " By electricity," was the reply. This tion with Dr. Johnson concerning the Sermons; and is Hall's patent, which works like a charm.” In a few minutes

another bell rang. It was marked "Sixty-first to Fifty-sixth then he very candidly wrote again to Dr. Blair,

street. “ The train now reports itself again," said the operainclosing Johnson’s note, and agreeing to purchase tor, “and this renews notice either to prepare for it or to the volume, for which he and Mr. Cadell gave one signal it to stop.”. He touched a telegraphic machine, and hundred pounds. The sale was so rapid and exten- then said, “This throws up the signal to come in," and sure sive, and the public approbation so high, that the enough in a few minutes thic train arrived. One hundred and proprietors presented Dr. Blair with fifty pounds, Hudson, the Harlem, and the New Isaven Roads, and hence

forty trains arrive and depart in a day, including the Central and then with fifty more, thus voluntarily doubling the signal service is one of incessant activity. The operator the stipulated price. For the second volume they then informed us that each road has four starting-bells of gave him at once three hundred pounds, and for tho different keys, all of which were rung by him by means of others he had six hundred pounds each. A fifth electricity. Three started passenger trains and one ordered out volumo was prepared by him for the press, after he which has just come in. The passengers are gone, and I want

the cars as soon as emptied. “You see,” said he, “this train had completed his eighty-second year, and published to know if the baggage is taken out. He touched a stop and after his death.

rang a bell (as he said) 600ft. distant. In a moment a bell a total of 570,000 volumes. This leaves 300,000 volumes at thropic and sensible management in London.

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overhead struck twice. Baggage is out," he said, “ otherwise peas on Christmas-day in plenty for 45 cents., whereas it was he would have struck once, and I would have waited. I must thought a triumph of civilisation when the millionaire could order the train out. Do you see that locomotive just ahead ? get a handful of tasteless things which it cost him a handful of Well, now, see it move." He touched a stop, and I saw the gold to raise in his hot-house. This marks a sure and certain letter Z displayed at a window in a side building. “He hears progression towards luxury ; but as luxury, kept within bounds, a bell ring also,” said the operator. The engine backed down is one of the handmaids of civilisation, this need not be de. and hitched to the empty train and the Z disappeared. “I plored. shall now send him out," said the operator, as he touched

A MONSTER VINE.—A vine, situated about three miles and another stop, and the empty train at once moved forward and left the station. The letters X Y Z(I may add parenthetically) circumference. It begins to branch out at about six or eight

a half from Santa Barbara, California, has a trunk 4ft. 4in. in designate the locomotives of the Harlem, Hudson River, and feet from the ground, and is then supported on framework, New Haven Roads, and are the signals to back down and con

which it covers as a roof. The whole vine, thus supported, now nect with trains. “I am now about to send out a passenger train," continued the operator ; “ a half-hour ago I struck twice much as 10in. in circumference at a distance of 25ft. or 30st.

covers over an acre of ground. Several of the limbs are as to open the doors and let the passengers pass from the sitting from the trunk. The annual yield of grapes from this mammoth room to the cars. Now I shall soon close that very door, but

vine is from 10,000 to 12,000 pounds. The clusters average, first I must stop checking baggage." A small knob was touched when rive, from 2 to 24 pounds each. This vine, which is by his finger. “Now," said he, “the next trunk that comes

about forty years old, is on rather high ground, and it is stated must wait for another train. There (another touch with the

that the soil about it has never been manured at all. This vine, finger), the baggage-car is hauled out and switched on to the curiously enough, as in the case of Messrs. Lane's vinery at right track. Five minutes more and she is off. Here goes the Berkhampstead, has a small stream of water running near it, close the door bell' (at a touch); no one passes in after this. Now I say “all aboard'” (a touch), and we hear the distant voice

which probably assists its growth. -Garden. of the conductor echoing through the vaulted roof. “Now it LONDON.-- According to a return issued from the office of the

(another touch), and the rumbling movement was im- Registrar-General, the estimated population of London within mediately perceptible, and in a few moments the train left the the tables of mortality is 3,359,073. The metropolis has an station. As the cars go up the road they signal their progress area of 122 square miles; it extends down the Thames from by ringing bells in the same office until they have got through Fulham to Woolwich, and climbs the hills up to Hampstead the city streets, and thus give assurance of a clear track for all on the north, and Norwood on the south side of the dividing that may follow.-Correspondence of Troy Times."

tidal river, crossed by seventeen bridges, and partially fringed

by a fine embankment. The mean elevation of the houses SKYE DESCRIBED BY DR. Johnson.- Skie is an island fifty above Trinity high-water mark at the last determination was miles long, so much indented by inlets of the sea, that there is

thirteen yards ; but the elevation ranges from four yards below no part of it removed from the water more more than six miles.

in Plumstead marshes to 143 yards in Hampstead above that No part that I have seen is plain; you are always climbing or mark. The hills are higher than the hills of Rome, the river descending, and every step is upon rock or mire. A walk upon at night, reflecting thousands of lights, eclipses the Tiber. The ploughed ground in England is a dance upon carpets compared average daily supply of water is 514,269 metric tons, and the to the toilsome drudgery, of wandering in Skie.

Here are annual rateable value of property is £20,000,000 sterling. Last mountains which I should once have climbed, but to climb

year the number of birthis was 121,100 in fifty-three weeks, or steeps is now very laborious, and to descend them dangerous ; 2,285 weekly, and as the deaths were 76,634, or 1,446 weekly, and I am now content with knowing that by scrambling up a the excess of births over deaths was 44, 466, or 839 weekly. rock I shall only see other rocks, and a wider circuit of barren desolation. Of streams we have here a sufficient number, but the actual agrees with the natural increase; but there is a con

This excess comes near the estimated increase of population, so they murmur not upon pebbles but upon rocks. Of flowers, if

tinual outflow of people born in London, and inflow of people Chloris herself were here, I could present her only with the

born in the rest of the kingdom or abroad. bloom of heath. Of lawns and thickets he must read that would know them, for here is little sun and no shade. On the AGRICULTURAL LABOURERS IN 1826. - Exaggerated statesea I look from my window, but I am not much tempted to the ments of the wretched condition of agricultural labourers are shore; for since I came to this island almost every breath of air not new, as may be seen in the following extract from Cobbett's has been a storm, and what is worse, a storm with all its “ Rural Rides :-“In taking leave of this beautisul vale of severity but without its magnificence, for the sea is here so Avon, I have to express my deep shame, as an Englishbroken into channels that there is not a sufficient volume of man, at beholding the general extreme poverty of those who water either for lofty surges or a loud roar.-Dr. Johnson's Letters, cause this vale to produce such quantities of food and raiment. Sep. 1773.

This is, I verily believe it, the worst-used labouring people GHENT SAVINGS BANK.-Seven years ago it occurred to M.

upon the face of the earth. Dogs and hogs and horses are Laurent, the Professor of Civil Law in the University of Ghent,

treated with more civility; and as to food and lodging, how that the only way to make a man saving was to teach him the gladly would the labourers change with them! This state of habit as a boy. With this intent, arrangements were made by things can never continue many years ! By some means or which, in all the schools in Ghent, the teacher of each class other there must be an end to it, and my firm belief is that undertook to receive the savings of the children from day to

the end will be dreadful. In the meanwhile I see that the day, each child, as soon as its savings amounted to one franc,

common people know that they are ill-used." receiving a livret d'épargne or savings-bank book of the State Savings Bank, which gives interest at the rate of three per the recently-abolished Roman convents only three have been

ROMAN LIBRARIES.--Out of the many libraries existing in cent. The result of the experiment is as follows :- In the primary schools, out of 7,989 pupils, 7,583 are depositors, and retained, with the exception of that in the Vatican, namely, the total of their savings amounts to 274,602 fr. or £10,984, an

the Caganatense in the Minerva, the Angelica in S. Agostina,

and the Alessandrina in the Sapienza (the university buildings). average of £1 98. a head. In the infant school, out of 3,039 pupils, 1,920 were depositors, and the average sum deposited is

The Casanatense contains 150,000' volumes, the Angelica £1 78. a head. In Antwerp, Bruges, and other places, a similar 100,000, and the Alessandrina about 60,000. ' It is now prosystem has been adopted. Such results are full of meaning. posed to choose out some 600,000 books from those in the Would not our School Boards add greatly to their utility if some

convents now abolished, and to incorporate 100,000 volumes such system were established by them in the schools under their

with the Casanatense, as many with the Angelica, and 60,000 control ? It is already done with excellent results in the

with the Alessandrina, so that these three libraries will contain shoeblack brigades, and in other institutions under philan- | the disposal of the conmission for the liquidation of the com:

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vent property, which proposes to hand them orer to the muniPRESERVED Fruits AND VEGETABLES.– New York has the cipality and form them into a public library. Here everything monopoly of all the fruits and vegetables that are grown within which especially refers to the city, such as histories of Rome, the limits of steam conveyance. South Carolina's best trade at the topography, chronology, laws, and monuments of the city, this minute is the early vegetables she raises for this market. the biographies and works of celebrated Romans, etc., would be The Bermudas are in the same business ; so are Florida and all collected. The musical archives of the Philippine Fathers, the islands of the sea. It is the same with the late products of which contain many very valuable and as yet unpublished Canada. All that is not eaten or sold to other cities is canned works by great masters, l'alestrina and others, would also be and sold at rates so reasonable that the household table has an incorporated with this metropolitan library, and complete an eternal look of midsummer. The mechanic can have liis green extreinely rich and interesting collection of volumes.

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A FAMILY JOURNAL OF INSTRUCTION AND RECREATION.

“BEHOLD IN THESE WHAT LEISURE HOURS DEMAND, -A MUSEVENT AND TRUE KNOWLEDGE LAND IN TAND.". Cowper,

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MR. DAVID WADDLE'S SPECULATIONS.

Old Broad Street, steadying himself by the wall.

How the crowd surged up and down! All was CHAPTER IX.--HOME AGAIN.

swimming before his senses. Where was he, David MR. (R. NICOLL'S clerk had, during his long Waddle, and what was he to do? Since the previous

career, witnessed many an outburst of anger evening he had undergone terrible excitement, and on the part of his master, but never before had he now all his hopes were for ever crushed. And not witnessed so decided a dismissal as this. Mr. only so. He had lost his wife's £2,000. He would Waddle was too much stunned to say a word in reply. have to pay up other £2,000, and that soon. Where When he came down into the dazzling sunlight of was he to get the money? He must sell the prethe court, he felt sick and giddy. He crept out into mises. That was not enough. Probably they must

No. 1185.—SEPTEMBER 12, 1874.

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give up part of their hoarded £300 a year; perhaps the Hartwell family. The likelihood is that it began one-half of it. Upon £150, without "premises,” when weak Mrs. Hartwell, under the gentle admoni

. they could not all live.

tions of an interested friend that it was time "Emma What should he do? He could not begin busi- should do for herself,” had been provoked to say ness again; he had not capital; ho might lose the Emma was about to do for herself, but in another little left him. Besides, he was too old to begin. way. However the secret first got abroad, it spread Would he get work in the tannery again ? Would with wonderful rapidity. The haberdashers eren they employ him? And how was he to meet his sent her printed notices, all to herself; mother got wife and poor, poor Pussy? What of her trip to the pressing invitations to tea—"Quite private; just south ? Yet the doctor had distinctly said she must among such old friends; and be sure you bring your have it. Assuredly she must die. Die! Everybody sweet daughter with you." would dio but himself, and he might get into one of But there was no need to make any further secret, the almshouses outside Greenwood. David Waddle just as there was no occasion for disguise or being had not tasted food since the failure of his attempt ashamed of it. So Emma could enjoy the sensation, at breakfast. He was weary and worn.

For a few a great deal more, though in quite a different ray minutes consciousness forsook him. Then he felt from her numerous friends at Greenwood. In fact, himself swept along in the great stream of London. Dr. John Laing was coming by express from town It carried him to the Bank, and across all the maze to fix the date of the marriage, for he was weary of of struggling vehicles to the great lamp-post in the the delay. That was Saturday forenoon; time of middle of the thoroughfare, and, after a few minutes, arrival in Greenwood, about two o'clock; period of on to the Mansion House. Then it surged him slowly stay, till Monday by the first train, when he mus“ up Cheapside. His mind was almost a perfect blank. return to his practice. Accordingly, it behored One thing alone was clearly present to his mind: he Emma to make the most of the limited time, and, with could not return to Greenwood by a day-train; he Rosa by her side, she went to meet the express. must arrive at home after it was dark. And so he The youngest of the Hartwells had been made unustarted afresh on his weary wanderings. Among sually elegant for the occasion. the thousands of human beings who met and passed The shortest road is not always the most desirable, him in the streets of great Babylon, there was none and so it happened that Emma went round by Plum he knew would have spoken a kindly word or Cottage on her return to her own home. Then it stretched a helping hand to him.

was that the large yellow placards with which Mr. Yet there was one, as it happened, who crossed his Graham had covered so many spaces for the first path so near as to have almost touched his arm, time attracted the attention of Dr. Laing. The But Mr. Waddle did not recognise him, and James double iron gate that led up the gravel walk to Plum Nicoll, thinking he “cut him” intentionally, went Cottage was hung on two granite pilasters, which at on his way, more bitter in spirit than before for one time had been the delight and the pride of David the thought that the father of Kate had refused him | Waddle's eyes. But now the double gate was even the common courtesy accorded to a passing drawn to, and the pilasters were covered with Mr. acquaintance.

Graham's yellow placards, announcing the forthIt was quite late in the evening when David coming sale of "premises, with walled garden, Waddle reached Plum Cottage. Those who expected "modern and elegant furniture," and "shares in him were anxious about his unaccountable absence. influential companies.” One glance now sufficed to tell them all, or nearly so. The more effectively to instruct passers-by Vr. The man had terribly aged in that one day. His Graham had also caused a small slip printed on red form was bent, his eyes heavy, his hands trembling ground to be pasted on slantways, bearing a gigantic They asked him no question, but gathered up what hand whose outstretched finger pointed to the words: hints he dropped. They chafed his cold hands and “ Here! on Tuesday.feet, and gave him tea to warm his frame, and then, Dr. John Laing stopped before the pilaster and as if he had been a child, they led him away—to read the placard slowly and carefully from beginning temporary unconsciousness, if not to rest. They to end, while Emma and Rosa tried to hide behind understood that they were ruined, though they knew him, lest Kate should see them. Not for untold not yet the extent of the calamity. And behind it treasures would she have added one drop to the all they seemed to see the shadow of even a darker bitter cup her friend had to drink. She trembled lest cloud creeping up the horizon. Yet, the Lord Kate should chance to discover John and her, in all reigneth !

the enjoyment of their happiness, standing before the

announcement of ruin and utter misery there. But CHAPTER X.-UNKNOWN AGENCY,

certainly just then the face of John Laing bore no Four weeks later, and Greenwood enjoyed the unusual expression either of joy or of happiness. luxury of two sensations. There was the announcement The blinds were closely drawn to all the indos of the engagement of Emma Hartwell to the young in Plum Cottago, just as if there had been death in doctor, and that of the “Unreserved sale of those the house. Yet, behind the drawn blinds, Kate hadi very eligible and commodious premises, with walled seen Emma and her lover, and was not grieved but garden, known as Plum Cottage, and presently in rejoiced in their joy, and breathed an earnest prayer the occupancy of David Waddle, late tanner in for their happiness. Greenwood, along with the whole of the modern and Long after they had left she was still watching the elegant furniture, as also certain shares in influential spot where they had stood, thinking not of herself companies "--all as set forth in detail by Mr. Peter but of them. It was, indeed, marvellous what changa Graham in large yellow placards that covered every had come over Kate. Although she had not gone street corner and dead wall in Greenwood. How the rumour about Emma's engagement had doctor, she had rapidly recovered strength and energ.

south, according to the well-meant advice of the first spread in Greenwood was long a moot point in / Under the stimulus of trials which called her every

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