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receive our injured friend alone; and the inter- / then dead. All the Kanaques die. Then no view must have lasted hard upon an hour, for more.' The smile, and this instancing by the he was loath to tear himself away. “You go girl-mother of her own tiny flesh and blood, 'way. I see you
more—no, sir!” he affected me strangely; they spoke of so tran. lamented; and then looking about him with rue- quil a despair. Meanwhile the husband smilful admiration, “This goodee ship!-no, sir!- ingly made his sack; and the unconscious babe goodee ship!” he would exclaim: the “no, struggled to reach a pot of raspberry jam, sir,'' thrown out sharply through the nose upon friendship's offering, which I had just brought a rising inflection, an echo from New Bedford up the den; and in a perspective of centuries and the fallacious whaler. From these expres- I saw their case as ours, death coming in like sions of grief and praise, he would return con- a tide, and the day already numbered when tinually to the case of the rejected pig. “I there should be no more Beretani,e and no more like give plesent all the same you, "he com- of any race whatever, and (what oddly touched plained; “only got pig: you no take him!” | me) more literary works and he was a poor man; he had no choice of gifts; readers. he had only a pig, he repeated; and I had refused it. I have rarely been more wretched
THE VAGABOND than to see him sitting there, so old, so grey, so poor, so hardly fortuned, of so rueful a Give to me the life I love, countenance, and to appreciate, with growing
Let the lave7 go by me, keenness, the affront which I had so innocently
Give the jolly heaven above dealt him; but it was one of those cases in
And the byway nigh me. which speech is vain.
Bed in the bush with stars to see, Tari's son was smiling and inert; his daugh
Bread I dip in the riverter-in-law, a girl of sixteen, pretty, gentle, and
There's the life for a man like me, grave,
There's the life for ever. more intelligent than most Anaho women, and with a fair share of French; his grandchild, a mite of a creature at the breast.
Let the blow fall soon or late,
Let what will be o'er me; I went up the den one day when Tari was from home, and found the son making a cotton sack,
Give the face of earth around and madame suckling mademoiselle. When ]
And the road before me. had sat down with them on the floor, the girl
Wealth I seek not, hope nor love, began to question me about England; which I
Nor a friend to know me; tried to describe, piling the pan and the cocoa
All I seek the heaven above
And the road below me. shells one upon another to represent the houses, and explaining, as best I was able, and by word and gesture, the over-population, the hunger,
Or let autumn fall on me and the perpetual toil. “Pas de cocotiers ?
Where afield I linger, pas de popoi ?''3 she asked. I told her it was Silencing the bird on tree, too cold, and went through an elaborate per
Biting the blue finger: formance, shutting out draughts, and crouch
White as meal the frosty field
Warm the fireside havening over an imaginary fire, to make sure she understood. But she understood right well;
Not to autumn will I yield, remarked it must be bad for the health, and
Not to winter even! sat a while gravely reflecting on that picture of unwonted sorrows. I am sure it roused her Let the blow fall soon or late, pity, for it struck in her another thought al
Let what will be o'er me; ways uppermost in the Marquesan bosom; and Give the face of earth around, she began with a smiling sadness, and looking
And the road before me. on me out of melancholy eyes, to lament the
Wealth I ask not, hope nor love, decease of her own people. “Ici pas de
Nor a friend to know me. Kanaques,”!4 said she; and taking the baby All I ask the heaven above, from her breast, she held it out to me with both
And the road below me. her hands. “Tenez5a little baby like this;
6 1. e., Britanni, Britons. The language of the
Kanakas being so largely vocalic, they find it 3 "No cocoa-palms? no bread-fruit trees?"
difficult to pronounce two consonants in suc4 "Here no more Kanakas!"
cession without interposing a vowel, 5 "See here!"
7 The leave, the rest; a familiar word in Burns.
THE MORNING DRUM-CALL ON MY
So far I have followed, Lord, and wondered
The morning drum-call on my eager ear
The breeze from the embalmed land Thrills unforgotten yet; the morning dew Blows sudden toward the shore,
Lies yet undried along my field of noon. And claps my cottage door. But now I pause at whiles in what I do,
I hear the signal, Lord—I understand. And count the bell, and tremble lest I hear
The night at Thy command (My work untrimmed) the sunset gun too Comes. I will eat and sleep and will not ques
Under the wide and starry sky,
Dig the grave and let me lie. Beyond the murky hill.
Glad did I live and gladly die, The kitchen smokes: the bed
And I laid me down with a will. In the darkling house is spread: The great sky darkens overhead,
This be the verse you grave for me: Ai the great ods are shrill.
Here he lies where he longed to be; So far have I been led,
Home is the sailor, home from sea, Lord, by Thy will:
And the hunter home from the hill.
INDEX TO NOTES, AND GLOSSARY
The page number is given first ; a superior numeral or character indicates the note. When it
Not all notes are indexed. Notes upon authors and titles may be found through the indexes to
The glossary is inserted here in one alphabetical order with the index, but the words begin
Abora, Mt. Perhaps for Amara, the seat of a , Angelico, Fra, 61916, 6831.
terrestrial paradise (Dr. Lane Cooper). 428 Angels, Hierarchy of, 13913.
Antwerp bridge, 1521, 66611.
Aphrodite. See Venus.
Apis, 22638, 3202.
Apollo, 614, 23119, 4669, 5697, 7111.
Apple of Discord, 571o.
Arabian Nights, 5534, 5541, 67
Arcadia, 206*7, 4896 line 7.
Archery, 1197, 21213.
Arethusa, 23120, 23239.
Argo, Argonauts, 305*, 482a line 13.
argument= theme, 23510.
Ariadne, Titian's, 488*.
Aries, 3431, See Ram.
Aristotle, 308, 30912.
Armada, 2081, 662*.
Artemis. The goddess of the moon, hunt, etc.
The Latin name is Diana. 7107.
Arthur, King, 31 ff., 96 ff., 2417%.
Arthur, Prince, 127*, 1376.
artist = artisan, 2371, 376'.
as = that (in clauses of result), 2148.
as redundant, 10111.
Astrology, 48*, 2913, 693*.
atheling, prince, 261.
Athens, 548 ff.
Attic salt, 4508.
brae, bank, hillside, 399o.
Branstock, The, 708*.
brede, embroidery, 3468, 490%.
Bridge of Sighs, 4601, 6785.
Broglie, Duc de, 5327, 535*.
Brutus, King, 6201.
Buckingham, Duke of, 27921.
burn, brook, 39924.
- Tragedy, 1924, 22927, 28118.
buxom, yielding, supple, lively, 227, 25355.
byrnie, corslet, 1 line 40.
Cadmus, 2634, 46713.
Caerleon, Carleon, 9932.
Caesar, Stories of, 46318, 6051.
ça ira, 4664.
Calendar, Reformation of, 3231, 3640*, 6622.
Camelot, 1002, 5671, 575%.
Cameron, Donald, 468"; Sir Ewan, 54510.
Campagna, The Roman, 6855.
Campbells, The, 4451.
can, gan, did, 12914.
compass, 323, 4088.
carl, churl, fellow, 4948.
carlin, old woman, 39915, 41019, 4487.
Carmelites, 616*, 61811.
Castle Rock, 44815.
Castor and Pollux, 14111
Catch (song), 18110, 2651. Cp. 6178.
Cathay, 5103, 582 line 184.
Celtic race, 6597.
Centre = Earth, 2341, 235*.
Cerberus, 227, 25051.
Ceres, 1846, 22915.
Cestus of Venus, 4597.
sedan-chair, 311?, 335%, 54113,
Champs Elysées, 5325.
chapman, pedlar, 21714, 4073, 4081.
Chariots of war, 224o.
Chaucer's Pronunciation, 42, 2891.