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CHAPTER IX.—THE SIEGE OF ROUEN.
" Let us
ST. FLORE. indicated, which was precisely in front of the most back, leaving a large number of their men on the
powerful part of the enemy's army, and there was field of battle. King Anthony of Navarre also was
every reason to expect that the storm of the garri- wounded, and although, at the first examination, the A NEW HISTORICAL ROMANCE.
son would commence in this quarter. The en- physicians thought slightly of the injury, the wound (FROM THE GERMAN OF HORN.)
campment had been completed with extraordinary after a few days assumed an unfavorable appear
celerity. Catherine, with her sons, Charles IX. and ance, and he closed his inglorious career without (Continued.)
his younger brother Henry, with St. André and the regret of a single being.
Anthony of Navarre, had accompanied the army on After the King of Navarre's death, the siege of IT was on the 30th of September, 1562, just as the its March ; Francis of Guise remaining at Paris Rouen became more fierce. Montmorency, although
works of the fortifications of the banks of the with another detachment, expecting the approach an old man, was indomitable in his bravery. Seine were completed, under the direction of Mont- of Condé and Coligny. It was still early morning Trenches were opened, mines sprung, and the artilgommeri, that some Protestant peasants came rush- when Tavannes, with his eyes bound, entered the lery committed fearsul ravages on the walls of the ing into the gates, and announced with terror the gate, and demanded an audience with the com- fine old city. With every hour the peril of the near approach of the enemy.
mander. He was accordingly led before Maugiron, besieged increased, and starvation threatened them Montgommeri immediately dispatched Gui and who dispatched Gui for instructions from Mont- with destruction. Sickness prevailed among the Maugiron to the most vulnerable parts of the city, gommeri.
garrison, and the fate of Rouen seemed sealed. giving drders to provide for its more complete “I place the answer in your hands," said he Anxiously were the eyes of the brave leaders defence; and after strict attention to this duty, the with a smile. “ You will not hesitate, I am strained in the direction of Orleans, from which officers returned and took their station by the side assured."
place they had been led to expect relief, but in vain, of Montgommeri, in order more closely to observe “ Tell the Constable, the Queen, and the King," when at length the Constable Montmorency gave the movements and progress of the foe. The sus- said Maugiron, after listening to this message, orders for a general assault. On the evening, howpense was of short duration ; for soon the faint that we are true, loyal subjects ; but never will ever, before the catastrophe, as Gui, overpowered sound of military music broke in on the ears of the we succumb to the power of the Guises and their with fatigue and anxiety, was sleeping in his chamlisteners, and in the shadowy distance floating ban- party. Only over our dead bodies, therefore, shall ber, one of his servants entered. It went sadly ners and glittering armor were seen.
they enter the gates of Rouen. Tell them to sparo against the poor man's heart to awake his master, A solemn stillness rested on the besieged city, further parley; we are prepared, and will not surren- for he bore evidence of needing the rest which he and an anxiety and seriousness was on every coun- der.” And coolly turning away, he said,
was now enjoying; but the case was urgent. A tenance, which, although far removed from an ex- have a game of chess, De Viole."
stranger had given him a billet with the entreaty, pression of wavering or despair, betokened a con- At the name De Viole Tavannes started, and amounting to command, to deliver it into Gui's own viction that the struggle which was ai hand would seemed as though he would gladly have annihilated hand. be fierce and bloody. The authorities of the town the owner of it.
" What is the matter ?” cried Gui, hastily arouswere at Montgommeri's side, as well as the brave “ You are dismissed, sir,” said Maugiron, coolly ing himself
. The man presented the note, written; and valiant preacher of the Protestant faith, Augus- scating himself at the chess-table; and immediately in a firm, bold hand. tine Marlorat. The walls were covered with men, the officers who had conducted the Marquis into “Be on your guard; to-morrow Montmorency and the commander's eye never wandered from the Maugiron's presence, rebound his eyes, and led him storms the citadel. Save your life, Viole. Rouen preparations of the enemy below, whilst his brow out of the garrison.
cannot hold you. Your only safety now is rewas smoother and his countenance at rest as he The enemy was now aroused. The Normandy treat." talked in an encouraging tone to those around him. peasants were pressed in large numbers into the “ Throw the note into the fire," said Gui, starting
Evening shades had fallen before the army had service, and compelled to lift up their hands for the up, and rushing from the chamber ; but, after a mocompleted their encampment; and weary of the destruction of those in the town who professed the ment's consideration, he returned, and inquired of continued watch, many a beating and expectant same faith with themselves; the sound of the salute the servant who it was that had brought the letter. heart withdrew for repose.
and the roar of cannon were heard-all was in motion The man, however, could only reply that it was a At the Hotel de Ville, where Montgommeri and and activity.
stranger, who, having delivered the paper, immebis officers had taken up their quarters, they re- Everything which lay in Maugiron's power was
diately disappeared. ceived a deputation from the burgesses and corpo- done to resist the attack which he saw would ensue. Before night-time the plans of the Constable were ration of the town, who came with the offer of their Catherine received the intimation that Rouen must ripe for execution, when hark! the thunder of the hearty assistance in the defence of the garrison. be taken by storm with regret. She had hoped to cannon rolls; the town is shakon to its foundation ;
The help was welcome, and it was the work of win over to her party the authorities and burgesses a cry of wild triumph succeeded by one of deadly but a brief space to enrol and arm the citizen sol- of the town, as she believed that they only acted on terror is heard ; and through the noise of artillery diers, to nominate their leaders, and to appoint them the defensive from the threats or bribes of Mont- echo the groans of the wounded and dying, whilst their position.
gommeri ; but great was her astonishment when the bell of the gray cathedral rang throughout that At daybreak everything was in readiness for Tavannes brought the uncompromising reply from night of horror and mortal woe. action. After a short repose, Montgommeri re- the garrison. Day after day passed on the work
“No quarter !" shouted the Catholic party. “No turned to his post, and early on the following day of the besiegers progressed, but within the walls quarter !" returned the Huguenots. Wild and horhe directed Maugiron and Gui to take up their the sufferings of the inhabitants from famine became rible was the tumult. The soldiers had broken into position in that part of the city which lay on the intense. A month had elapsed since the siege com- the town, and spread fire and destruction around. opposite side of the Seine, and was connected by a menced. The Constable, who received orders from Gui and Maugiron fought bravely, swords clashed, bridge with the other part of the town.
Guise to delay no longer, ordered the storm of the and the contest was sharp. Driven to the Seine, it "Go, my friends,” he said. “There your courage beleaguered town, and early in the gray morning he became fiercer and yet fiercer, and soon a wall of will find an ample field, and I know that you will approached that part of the city where Maugiron bodies surrounded them, increasing every moment never betray the confidence I place in you. To and Gui were in command.
in thickness. In vain they look for help from Montyour hands I commit a great trust, assured that all Fearful was the first shock of the artillery ; but gommeri
, or the promised detachment of the Engwhich you, De Viule, lack in experience will be at the same moment that Tavannes' soldiers were lish ; but in every quarter of the city the battle was more than counterbalanced by the wisdom of preparing to scale the walls, Gui, with a troop of raging with equal fury. Maugiron. Adieu, and God speed you in your Englishmen and burgesses, rushed upon them, cut
“Our hour is come; let us await God's will here, work."
ting them down with undaunted courage. The and die honorably at our post.” Animated with the expression of Montgommeri's struggle was carried on with equal vigor on both At this moment an unseen hand touched them, confidence, they immediately departed to the place | sides, and about noon the besiegers were driven and a hollow voice said, “ Follow me."
Without any reply, they followed their silent con- municative ; but plunged deeper and deeper into the stranger, I hastened to follow you, well knowing ductor in haste through a long secret passage, which recesses of the forest, where, at length overcome which way you would take to Orleans ; but I saw terminated in a door. It was unlocked, and they with exhaustion and the exciting scenes of the past you not-I who would havo died to save you. At were again in the open air ; and after a considerable night, they lay down to rest, and sleep soon visited the very moment I discovered tracos of you, I heard walk found themselves on the banks of the Seine. their rude pillows, and wrapped them in her mantle voices on the shore-voices that I knew. One was
Their conductor now desiring them to leap into a of repose. Evening shadows fell, and the weary that of Tavannes, and ho still pursues you ; but boat which was in readiness, they pushed off, and soldiers had not yet awoke. When at last Gui Tavannes fears me. He has proved the truth of were soon gliding down the rapid stream, leaving roused himself, he experienced a thirst so in- many of my prophecies, and when we met, I reRouen far behind them.
tense, that he looked round him with an instinct- lated to him that my camp lay in the forest, and that “You are safe for the present,” said the old man, ive desire to find means of quenching it, but it was I must spend one day here. He then asked after in whom Gui recognised the mysterious “un- still dark. He felt for Maugiron. The poor fellow you. "Ah, my Lord Marquis,' said I, ‘you are on known” whom he had seen during his interview was still asleep; and not wishing to disturb him, he the wrong scent if you seek the fugitives. See with Coligny.
lay gently down again on the mossy couch, which there, on the right bank of the Seine, lies the boat “ You have, indeed, redeemed your promise, kind' had been to him like a bed of the softest down.' by which they escaped and in that direction they strangor," he
must surely have said, "the pro
fled. The sharp mise that you
eyes of the fox made to me be
discovered the fore Coligny."
object to which The eyes of
I pointed, and Acevedo, for he
took my counsel. tenderly on the
They crossed young soldier.
over, and are Shame, in
even now searchdeed, it would
for you there. have been," he
But you must replied, “if the
away—this is is lives of two brave
no place for men had fallen
you." in that unhappy
Gui heard the strife."
old woman with
amazement, and He did not
then eagerly proceed, but con
awoke Maugitinued to row vi
ron, who was gorously on
not, however, ward, for in the distance they
disposed to treat could still per
the gipsy with
the same conficeive the flames
dence his rising from the
companion, and burning city.
followed Adelma At a spot
rather reluctantwhere the forest
ly. Over stock sloped down to
and stone,' as the shore, he a:
the old storylength rested on
book says, they
mm his oar, and said,
pursued their “I can be of
route. Adelma's no further ser
agility astonishvice to you, and
ed the young must now leave
men, but Maugiour own resources ; but mind and keep Could it be im
He fancied he heard ron declared his inability, both from fatigue, hunger, hidden in the forest for to-day, and when night a breathing in his ear. Again he listened ; it was and thirst, to keep up with his guide any longer. comes take the road to Orleans. Mark the position not Maugiron, for the sound came from the opposite The gipsy laughed, and offered him a piece of of Rouen, and avoid as far as possible every side.
coarse, dry bread, which, under most circumstances, approach to its vicinity. God be with you!"
“Gui de Viole," at length said a well-known Maugiron would have declared uneatable, but which, Having landed the fugitives, he sprang into the voice, art thou awake? See, I am near thee in in his present extremity, he devoured eagerly ; and, boat, without waiting to hear their thanks, and the most critical hour of thy life !"
refreshed by some water which the old woman rowed to the opposite shore, where he disappeared “ Adelma,” said Gui, joyfully," thou art always brought from a spring close by, they continued their in the thicket. true. Praised be God that thou art here !"
journey. Maugiron, however, was very pensive. “ Poor Montgommeri,” said Maugiron, after a “Rise," she replied, “and awake thy companion. The fate of Rouen, the death of Montgommeri, pause, “ he is doubtless fallen, and a brave man he You must flee. The enemy is not far off.” which he believed certain, oppressed his spirits, and was-a true hero."
“ Pursuers ?" said Gui, amazed.
he communicated his fears to Gui. Maugiron now askew after their deliverer, and “ Even so, young man.
Thinkest thou that thy “You bave no cause to mourn for him," said Gui told all he knew, which was, nevertheless, but flight is a secret at Rouen? I was there awhile Adelma, in her accustomed tone. ' Adelma was there, little. They were, however, too much occupied since to warn thee, but I found thee not; and learn- and witnessed the horrid slaughter whence you fled." with the matter of their own safety to be very com- ing from one of my sons that you had fled with a
(To be continued.)
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THE EMPRESS OF AUSTRIA. SONG FOR THE SEASON.
Contributed to the Illustrated New York Journal.
HOW IT HAPPENED. OP the numerous marriages which have recently
BY P. BODDY. taken place among the reigning families of LOOK out. look out, there are shadows about ;
The forest is donning its doublet of brown, Europe, perhaps there is none more important in The willow treo sways with a gloomier flout, its bearings upon the future, than that which was Like a beautiful face with a gathering frown! I WALKED into Washington Park at twelve consummated on the 24th of April, between the Tis true we all know that Summer must go,
o'clock at midnight, with a suit of clothes on my Emperor of Austria and the Princess Elizabeth
That the swallow will never stay long in our eaves ; body and a cigar in my mouth. They were my only
Yet we'd rather be watching the wild rose blow, Amelia Eugenia, Duchess of Bavaria. For more
possessions, I assure you.
Than be counting the colors of Autumn leaves ! than two years, various efforts had been made to
The night was fine ; a soft warm breeze floated Look high, look high, there's the lace-winged fly, obtain a suitable consort for the youthful emperor.
through the trees, and the lamps glimmered dimly
Thinking he's king of a fairy realm, At length preliminaries were arranged for a union
As he swings with delight on the gossamor tie,
down the straight avenues. As I walked along, here with the above princess, and she was solemnly be- That is linked ’mid the boughs of tho sun-tipped elm! and there, dark, recumbent forms lay upon the benches trothed to him in the presence of the parents of both Alas! poor thing, the first rustle will bring
in various uneasy attitudes of slumber. Poor on the 18th of August last year.
The pillars to dust, where your pleasure-clue weaves,
fellows, those hard, narrow planks made but inAnd many a spirit, like thine, will cling
different beds, and I shuddered a little as I walked The empress, who was born on the 24th of De
To hopes that depend upon Autumn leaves ! cember, 1837, and is consequently only sixteen
by, for I had absolutely come to that pass myself. I
Look low, look low, the night-gusts blow, years of age, is the second daughter of Maximilian,
marched on to the fountain, as being the most cheer
And the restless forms in hectic red,
ful place in the Park, for there, at least, there was a of the Wittelsbach family, a prince who is highly Lighter in dancing, as nearer the dead!
low music made by the bubbling of the jet, and the
Oh! who has not seen rare hearts, that have been esteemed in Germany as a traveler in the East, the
light from the lamps fell more distinctly on the path.
Painted and panting, in garb that deceives, author of several charming novels, and a writer of
I did not sit down on any of the benches. It seemed
Dashing gaily along in their fluttering shoen popular songs. Her mother, a royal princess of
to me that the moment I accepted of any of the
With Despair at the core, like the Autumn leaves! Bavaria, is a daughter of Maximilian Joseph I., and
hospitalities of that refuge for the penniless, I would Look on, look on, morn breaketh upon
make it my home for ever. So I leaned against the a sister of the present Archduchess of Austria, the The hedge-row boughs, in their withering hue! mother of the young emperor; so that the royal The distant orchard is sallow and wan,
chains that surrounded the small sheet of water, and pair are first cousins on the mother's side.
But the apple and nut gleam richly through.
reflected a little on my situation. Oh! well it will be if our life, like the tree, The present marriage is the eightieth which has
It was just one year since I had quarrelled with my
Shall be found, when old Time of green beauty bereaves father. It was just one year since he had formally
was just six months since the last shilling of that and Bavaria, and to have originated more in feelings
The West wind over the land and seas,
thousand dollars had been expended, and just six Till it plays in the forest and moung and roars,
months since I commenced living upon credit. At of spontaneous affection than any profound diplo
Seeming no longer a mirthful breeze! matic views. If we may believe the statements of
first I tried living upon friends who had in more
So Music is blest, till it meeteth a breast the German journals, the meeting of the youthful
prosperous times lived upon me. But I soon found
That is probed by the strain, while Memory grieves pair was almost accidental. This can hardly be lit- To think it was sung by a loved one at rest,
that these gentlemen had a constitutional objection to erally correct, for it is no secret that Francis Joseph's
Then it comes like the sweet wind in Autumn leaves ! returning anything, more particularly dinners, and mother exerted her influence in the matter, and she Not in an hour are leaf and flower
money lent. I was too proud to “sponge," but with would certainly have great weight with her son. In Stricken in freshness, and swept to decay ;
the easy habits in which I had been brought up, By gentle approaches, the frost and the shower,
deemed it no harm to engage apartments at an directing his attention to a scion of the Birkenfeld
Make ready the sap veins for falling away!
expensive hotel, without seeing very well how I was branch, she was probably influenced by the consi
And so is Man made to as peacefully fade,
going to pay for them. After some time the propriederation that, as that branch is not now reign- By the tear that he sheds, and the sigh that he heaves,
tor became aware of this blindness on my part, and ing in Bavaria, he will be in no danger of undue For he's loosened from earth by each trial-cloud's shade,
Till he's willing to go, as the Autumn leaves ! the consequence was a quarrel, and a departure. I subjection to the political influence of a foreign
descended to a boarding-house. In the boardingpower.
Look back, look back, and you'll find the track Whether the emperor and empress crossed each
of human hearts, strewn thickly o'er
house, somehow, I found an equal difficulty in squaring With Joy's dead leaves, all dry and black,
my accounts. The lady of the house was a termaother's path accidentally, as some journalists tell us,
And every year still flinging more.
gant, and presented my bill one day at the dinneror in consequence of previous arrangement, as seems But the soil is fed, where the branches aro shed
table before all the guests. Of course I took a diguimost reasonable, it is allowed on all hands that their For the furrow to bring forth fuller sheaves,
fied leave the very next day. After that epoch I marriage is emphatically one of love-a genuine And so is our trust in the Future spread blending of ardent, uncalculating affection.
In the gloom of Mortality's Autumn leaves ?
found myself in many a humiliating position. I was
gradually cut by a select circle of friends; my clothes Those who know the young empress describe her
became seedy by slow degrees. The boots went as possessing a highly cultivated mind, all the female
WAIT, AND HOPE.
first, then the trowsers. The hat outlasted the coat graces that charm the eye and delight the heart,
by dint of damp brushing, but in the end all went totogether with a noble ingenuousness and lovely DWELL not long upon your sorrow,
Let my words a balm impart,
gether, and I presented that most lamentable of all simplicity of character.
Joy may smile again to-morrow,
spectacles—a broken-down gentleman. Our portrait of the empress, which is taken from
And once more make glad your heart.
Yet all this was not through misconduct. I was a photograph, combines closeness of resemblance
Let not passing clouds distress you ; with artistic finish of execution.
Bravely with the future copo;
obstinate, it is true ; but then I had, as I thought, Care will never more oppress you,
good grounds for my obstinacy. I had a cousin—I If you will but wait, and hope.
trust the fact won't startle you, good readerThe captain of a merchant vessel unloading at
If, in joy, as in your sorrow,
country cousin, who was young and rich, and whoin Constantinople feared to leave part of his cargo ex
You turn your thoughts to Him above, my father insisted that I should marry. Now there posed during the night.
Bright will ever seem the morrow,
was no earthly reason why I should marry my cousin. “ It will not rain,” said a Mussulman.
And you'll live a life of love.
My father was wealthy, and consequently above all “But some one may steal them ?"
If, in paths of virtue steering.
necessity of selling me to a rich wife. I had never “Oh, never fear," replied the Turk, " there is not
And these words your sorrow cheering
seen the young lady, who lived, I believe somewhere a Christian within seven miles.”
“Pray-be patient--wait, and hope."
in Chicago, or Texas, or some equally unknown por
tion of the continent; but my cousin, Jim Smith, “Will you have a cigar ?" and he pulled out a jection to fill the office. The duties are light, and who is a great traveller, saw her once, while he was large case from his pocket.
the salary a fair one. You cannot be idle, you on some western tour, and he informed me confiden- “ Thank you, I have one."
know, and this will suit you exactly. Secondly, tially that she was as ugly as a female Afreet. It “ Have another. You may not be able to get one you need not tell me your history for at least a week. was not unnatural, thercfore, that I should rebel to-morrow."
Thirdly, here's your candle and there's your bed somewhat. I determinately refused to marry my
“Sir!” said I, fiercely, “though my clothes are room. Good night.” cousin. My father stormed, and I was cold, but poor, it does not follow that I will submit to insult. And leaving me positively stunned with my good firm. It ended in a separation ; and giving me a I desire, sir"
fortune and his kind generosity, he departed, and in thousand dollars, he swore that while he lived I “ Pooh! pooh! young man, this won't do. I a few moments, I was swimming in what seemed to should never have another penny of his money. I don't mean to offend you, but I will bet you a dollar be an ocean of fine linen, and congratulating myself laughed at the threat, for I had but little doubt that that you have not got a bed to-night or the price of on my luck. in a month or so his anger would wear out, and that one, and that you were going to sleep on one of those I was waked in the morning by my host, who he would recall me with affection. But a month benches."
stated himself in a formal introduction, that he said wore on, and two, and three, until at last I began to “ I tell you, sir,” I reiterated angrily, “I will not was appropriate by day-light, to be a Mr. Anson, doubt whether I ever had a father, or whether the submit to any more of your vulgar banter. If you very much at my service ; and informed me that person who occupied that position in my memory have any regard for your own safety, you had better breakfast was ready. Seeing that I glanced involwas not a myth born of my own brain. Not a word leave me in peace.”
untarily at my seedy clothes that lay upon a chair, reached me from him, and I was far too proud to seek “Precisely what I want to do, my young and iras- he smiled and added that I would meet no one at the him, unsought.
cible friend," said he, approaching and taking my breakfast-table but himself. Well, so it happened that on the night I speak of, hand perfectly fearlessly, although I have no doubt
" By the way,” said he, as he was leaving the I found myself in Washington Park, smoking my but that I looked fierce enough at the time. * Pre
room, “ here is your first quarter's salary, as you last cigar mournfully across the railings. I was cisely what I want to do. It is evident that you may want to buy some little necessaries." So sayreally somewhat puzzled at my position, for up to have no bed, all the more reason that you shoulding, he placed a roll of notes on my dressing-table. this time, at least, I had kept a roof over my head, have one ; therefore as my house lies rather near, in I could not resist the impulse, the moment he was but this night was to terminate my experience of University Place, I propose that you accompany me
gone, to jump out of bed and examine them. I found civilized life, and for the rest of my days I was to be home, and I will try to make you as comfortable as that they were three one hundred dollar bills. a Bohemian and a vagabond. How I cursed the pa
I can." ternal indulgence that had allowed me to grow
“So, so," said I to myself, “ I am to have twelve I stared. Vague suspicions of the man's honesty hundred a year. Well, a year ago, I should not up without a profession or a trade. Had I been able fitted before my mind, only however to be banished to earn a few dollars a-week, I had the will to do it, by the kindly smile and bright eye that were there have thought much of it, but one's estimate of moand submit, without a murmur, to a thousand priva- before me in the lamplit gloom. He seemed to note ney alters considerably with one's position. I am
more glad, however, on my father's account than any tions; I know now that I might have done so, igno- my hesitation, for he said, rant as I was, but at the time I felt firmly convinced “Come, come, no suspicions; or, if you must have other that this has happened. I will gall him to the that I was utterly without a resource. them, suspend their operations until you are inside quick, to see that I can maintain myself and pre
serve my liberty independent of him." I was musing and smoking, and wondering why I my house. There, I think I shall be able to con
vince was not lucky enough to find a roll of notes on one
That day I purchased some clothes, was installed
you of my honesty.” of the walks, amounting to some indefinite sum,
Hesitating then no longer, as Poe says, I put out in my office of secretary to Mr. Anson, who I found when a short, sharp step sounded behind me on the my hand cordially, and I swear to you that, although in correspondence with the government relative to walk At first I did not turn my head, thinking it not to say soft-hearted, the tears came gushing into some Texan grants, but whose exactions from me was a policeman on his round; but when the step my eyes. The man was so strangely cordial in his were of the mildest nature, inasmuch as he wrote all passed, and returned, and paused, and repassed manner, so confiding, so honest in his tone that it the letters himself. again, I could not avoid looking round. A little seemed to me like some chapter out of the Fairy When the week had expired, I told him my hisbright-eyed man was standing straight behind me, tales, and that I had stumbled on Haroon Alraschia tory. He said he had frequently known my father peering at me with an inquisitive glance. Being himself
, wandering about that great caravanserai of in a business way ; but counselled me not to comdoubly sensitive on account of my seedy appearance, a Park. I thanked him as well as I could, and even municate with him in any way, until I had shown and the consciousness of want of money--which 1 at that moment could not help hinting that I was him by a year's absence how perfectly well I could firmly believe betrays itself in a man's face—I felt not as low as I seemed to be, and that some day or get on without him. inclined to be indignant at this rather close espionage. Other I might be able to return his kindness.
Another week passed. I still continued a nomiI was about to move surlily away, when the little “Yes! yes! You need not tell me that,” said he nal secretary, and Mr. Anson's friendship seemed to man stepped closer, and jerked out a remark. hastily. “I knew it the moment I saw you. You gather new strength every day. He was an excel-.
“ What a beautiful night!" said he, with as much had a very different aspect from the professional lent scholar and nothing seemed to give him greater care as if I had been an acquaintance of twenty loafers that I saw lounging on the benches around pleasure than directing my studies. years' standing you. I saw you were struggling with yourself
One day I was in the library alone. Mr. Anson “ Beautiful!" I replied, with the most gruffy whether you would follow their example or not. Do had gone out upon some important business, and I indifference.
not be surprised at any knowledge of mine about resolved to devote the day to reading, so ensconcing “The trees look charming,” he went on, nothing you, for, to a keen observer of nature, there aro no myself in a luxurious arm-chair, I buried my thoughts abashed. secrets among men.”
and eyes in a volume of Sir Thomas Brown. I was * Very charming."
So saying, he led the way to his house, which we deeply engaged in pondering on the construction of “And nothing can be more cool than the sound of shortly reached. It was a fine, brown stone man- those wondrous sentences of his, that seem to ring that bubbling water."
sion in University Place, with door of trellised wal- with metallic sonorousness, when I thought that I “Ņothing.”
nut and plato glass, and evidently the dwelling of heard a door open behind. I turned, and saw a “ You are fond of the water ?"
a man of means. Entering by aid of a latch-key, we young lady walking deliberately towards me. I im“ Yes."
found the gas burning, and I perceived that the fur- mediately rose, and made what I suspect must have « Of course. You were born by the sea-shore." niture af the interior fully bore out the promise of been rather an awkward bow; she returned it with · The devil ! how did you know that ?" the exterior view.
a very graceful, but at the same time careless salu* Oh! I did not know it. I was merely asking “Now,” said my singular host, “ I have but three tation, saying at the same time, you.”
things to say to you before you go to bed. First, I “Don't rise, I beg of you. I merely wanted a " Ah!"
want a secretary, and you I trust will have no ob-l book.”