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THEK EDINBURGH LITERARY JOURNAL;
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SATURDAY, APRIL '3, 1830.
| Herehe ho calling for chambermaids to prepare a room, no disturbing the housekeeper from her tea to air a pair of
sheets, no demand upon the butler for a bottle of wine, nor Travels in various parts of Peru ; including a Year's upen the cook for any extra exercise of his art, nor upon
Residence in Potosi. By Edmond Temple. In twoil egemen or grooms to take care of carriages and horses. vols. London, Henry Colburn and Richard "Bentley. m
T h e traveller alights at the door of the house, which he en
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keep ye, gentlemen !' to which a similar reply is given. The Our reviews of new works are, in general, spilăpidid, - traveller then says, “With your permission, senores, I shall
stop here for the night.'_ With the greatest pleasure,' is impartial, comprehensive, spirited, minute, and complete.
the reply.ie Here ends, nine times out of ten, the whole of They are calculated not only to show the true merits of
the trouble,or interference between the parties. The trathe author, but to put in the clearest Poios of view the
veller points to a spot either inside or outside the house, acabilities of the critic. We are aware, at the same time, cording to the state of the weather, where he wishes his that there is a set of dull rogues who do not think this muchacaho (servant) to spread his saddle-cloths; these belast advantage so very essential to a good review. These ing three or four fold, are sufficiently large to lie upon, and, people say,“ We do not wish to have your own specu
with his saddle under his head, and poucho or cloak over
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“ Some few, who like their luxuries, carry a small mattress, ther what the author says about it ;-give us fewer 'orio
and sometimes even a portable bedstead, but nothing of the ginal remarks, and more extracts." We pity the blind.
kind is given or expected, either at a public or private house, ness, but we respect the prejudices, of such petsons. 1-for the very best reason, because they have nothing of the Knowing, as we do, that there is no author now living kind to give. The traveller also carries with him his alwho can write upon every subject so well as we can, we forjas-a species of haversack-with provisions ; but if he must naturally feel for the iguorance of those who have batens towarrive at the family meal-time, he is invited to the misfortune to think differently. But as we are the
parke, which invitation is usually declined, because it is
usitally complimentary and nothing more." most amiable creatures in existence, and take a supreme delight in humouring and pleasing all our readers,'we' shall | Upon the subject of South American and Spanish this week review a book or two according to the plan phraseology, we have the following entertaining passage: they suggest, and the melancholy absence of our own brilliant observations may awake them, perhaps, to a due
PECULIARITIES OF SPANISH AND SOUTH AMERICAN appreciation of the value of what they have lost.
PHRASEOLOGY. Mr Edmond Temple is a young Irishman, who went “In South America, asin Spain, ceremonious compliments out to South America in the year 1825, as, secretary: to are too frequently indulged in'; offers and promises of every the then newly-established joint-stock company, entitling thing, without meaning or intending any thing, are of daily itself “ The Potosi, La Paz, and Peruvian Mining As- occurrence. But this general rule has, of course, its excep. sociation.” He and the other commissioners had hardly tions; for it would be strange to say that there are not as truly
generous friends in South America and in Spain as in any reached Potosi when the bubble burst, and the affairs of
other part of the world, yet even the very best are addicted the company fell into irretrievable ruin. Mr Temple,
to empty compliments, altogether unknown among Englishhowever, was two years and a half out of England, and
men. Should you, for instance, chance to admire a valu. having kept a Journal of every thing he saw and did, he able necklace, a watch, a ring, or a handsome horse, the has now published a book written in that good-natured uwner, although upacquainted with you, immediately makes Lively stule, which implies that the destruction of the an obeisance, and says, “Està a la disposicion de V. - It is
at your service;' but never expects you to accept the protsplendid prospects of “ The Potosi, La Paz, and Peru
fered gift. It must, no doubt, have occurred to others as vian Mining Company,” produced a very trilling effect
well as to myself, in both Spain and South America, when on his spirits. Mr Temple is not a profound nor a scien
speaking in praise of a lady, be she wife or daughter, in the tific man, but he seems to be an acute sensible fellow, presence of the husband or father, to have received from the with a dash of the bold and eccentric spirit of green | latter the same generous offer-Senor, està a la disposicion Erin in his constitution. We shall take such extracts
de V.' from his two volumes, as may appear to us likely to ex
“ The compliments of Spanish society have been practised
in ancient and modern times, and may be very addroitly rencite most attention when read' separately. Some of them
dered subservient to self-interest, sometimes to the confusion are amusing, and others instructive. Haring ļanded at
of one party, and to the benefit of another, as the following Buenos Ayres, he travelled across the Pampas to Cor instances will show. The learned Countess d'Aunos, in dova, and thence by Tucuman and Salta to Potosi. On her travels through Spain, a hundred and tifty years ago, all this route he found that every body kept open house wrote to a friend at Paris in these terms :- I was sitting for travellers, but not exactly after the manner that open at table, when one of my women brought me my watch to
wind it up, as it was my custom at noon; it was a striking house is kept in this country.
watch of Tompion's make, and cost me fifty louis d'or. KEEPING OPEN HOUSE IN PERU.
My banker, who was by me, expressed a desire to see it. “ Proprietors of houses in England, judging from their own I gave it hin with the customary civility. T cases, may imagine that keeping open house for travellers is enough : my blade rises and makes me a profound reveattended with very great trouble and expense. According rence, telling me that he did not deserve so considerable a to the customs of England, it certainly would be so; but in
present, but that such a lady as I could make no other, and South America it is neither troublesome nor expensive.
he would engage his faith that he would never part with
my watch as long as he lived. He kissed it at the end of
EXPENSE OF LIVING IN PERU. this pleasant compliment, and thrust it into the pocket of
« It is notorious, that numbers of families and individuhis small-clothes. You will take me to be a very great sot for saying nothing to all this; and I do not wonder at it.
als have left England and Ireland to establish themselves But I confess I was so surprised at this proceeding, that
on different parts of the Continent of Europe, wbere they the watch was out of sight before I could resolve on what
live in comparative affluence, upon means which, in their I was to do; in fine, I let him go with it, and endeavoured
own country, with difficulty afforded them a decent subto do myself honour from a thing which gave me great mor
sistence. I have taken considerable pains to enquire into tification ; but it will be my fault if I am trapped again.'
the prices of every thing concerning the establishment of a Thus far the Countess d'Aunoy-the following adventure
family in either of the fine provinces of Cordova, Tucuman, is my own. In the Peninsular war, I became acquainted
or Salta, and having in view the object of giving informawith a Spanish colonel, whose regiment was in the same
tion at some future day to persons at home, whose circumbrigade as that to which I belonged, and whenever I chanced
stances might induce them to leave their native land, and to praise his horses, or admire any thing belonging to him,
to adopt at ther, in the hope of finding an easier enjoyment
of life, I applied only to the most respectable authorities, he always said, with a ' protound reverence,' that it was at my service. Knowing this to be empty compliment on his
who, I felt convinced, would not mislead me on the subject.
“ It is not considered genteel to talk of one's own riches, part, I thought the least I could do, for civility's sake, was to make a similar reply on similar occasions. One day, he
and, therefore, I shall not state the amount of mine in observed, in the corner of my room, a new sabre, which I
pounds, shillings, and pence, younger brothers of the wealthihad just received from England, and taking it up, he ex
est families have seldom to boast of their credit at Coutts's, pressed his admiration in terms that induced me, with in
but this I say, that the means which in England will not finite politeness, to assure him it was at his service. This
even keep a man's head above water, are sufficient to enable was enough; my blade rises, as the Countess observes, )
him to live in affluent independence in either of the pro
vinces of Cordova, Tucuman, or Salta ; where, if so disposed, makes me a profound reverence, and in an instant both blades disappeared ; but it will be my fault if I am trap
I could, without difficulty, become legal possessor of a large
and valuable estate;-large, because its extent would be ped again.''
from four to five or six leagues; valuable, because the land Mr Temple is rather happy in telling a lively anecdote, is capable of producing every thing that may be desired from a good number of which are sprinkled through his book. it, and because, with the estate would be obtained, at least, Take the subjoined specimen :
titty bead of horned cattle, as many horses, and of sheep and
goats, any number you would wish to bave; in some cases, AN ADVENTURE ON HORSEBACK.
too, an annual rent of from two to three hundred dollars, ^ Before I leave Lagunillas, I shall mention a circum- paid by a tenantry, who become, in fact, the vassals of the stance that rather surprised us all. When we were setting landlord. Such an estate may be purchased here, and its out from the farm-house to a distant lake to shoot, the son price would not exceed £2000 sterling ; how it might be imof the farmer happened to be at the door on a good stout proved, under proper management, it is easy to imagine. horse, whose broad back induced me to ask the rider for a With respect to amusement, game of all sorts in abundance seat bebind him to the lake; which was readily granted, | in the land, fishing in the rivers, lion and tiger hunting in with the observation that the horse was muu soberbio (very the mountains, would afford pastiine to the sportsınan; proud.) However, my weight not being exorbitant, and whilst those more industriously inclined would find ample having no intention of offending the aniinal's pride, I band. gratitication in agricultural pursuits, and no little pleasure ed up my gun, and then mounted behind the saddle, with a in cultivating a garden, in a climate where the rigour of degree of agility too, that rather pleased me, because my | winter is unknown, and where flowers succeed flowers companions were looking on, and, as I thought, with some every month in the year. share ot envy, as the sun was very powerful, and the lake “A library, a great deficit in this country, (although, at some distance. We moved on six yards awkwardly thanks to Mr Ackermann's judicious publications, bouk s enough, the horse, by the motion of his tail, and unsettled are now beginning to be circulated,) would no doubt be gait, exhibiting strong symptoms of displeasure. He is amongst other comforts that would accompany European quiet, I hope,' said I, in a tone not very expressive of con settlers, who would soon find here as wide a field for spefidence. • És muy soberbio,' said my friend. Up and down culation, with as cheering a prospect of success, and cerwent the horse.Gently, gently,' said l. "No puedo, tainly without any such risk of health, as either in the East I cannot,' said my friend. Higher and lower went the or West Indies, during their brightest fortune-making horse. “Stop! stop!' said I. "No puedo,' said my friend.- davs. All circumstances fairly considered, the prospects. •I shall be off,' said I. Senor por Dios ! for heaven's sake, in chosen spots of South America, are as inviting to indus. don't squeeze me so tight round the waist !' said my try, with small means, as in any other part of the world. friend. I shall be off, I shall certainly be off!' said I, in “How many masters of families are there in Great Bria tone louder than was requisite for hearing. "Don't squeeze tain, well born, too, existing in embarrassment and want, me so tight, senor mio l' said my friend. “Hold on! hold with capitals of five and six thousand pounds? I mention on ! cried my companions. • Es muy soberbio,' said my these sums merely because either of them is sufficient, in the friend. Yes, very proud indeed !' said I, and at the same province of Cordova, Tucuman, or Salta, to purchase ease, instant, a violent plunge and kick aiding my exertions, comfort, and independence; in a word, amply sufficient to I sprang out of my seat with twice the agility, though not bestow upon its possessor every luxury that a fertile soil and with half the pleasure, with which I sprang into it. tine climate can atford. All these advantages, I am aware,
“ Scenes of this kind, it is well known, afford much more do not ensure to every body the enjoyment of life; that deentertainment to the spectators than to the performers; I pends upon moral principles, into which I pretend not to shall, therefore, say notbing upon that part of the subject, enter. I have heard something about ' quot homines, tot but come to the point which has been my only object in sententiæ,' which is Latin, and the English of it I take to mentioning this circumstance, namely, the age of the horse. be this,—There are many persons who would find every
Pray,' said General Parossien, how old is that proud-spi happiness in South America, and many who would find rited beast of yours?'— I have always understood,' replied none at all!' I am addressing myself only to the former, the young man, that he is the age of my father.'-'And
and to then I continue my observations. more than that,' said one of the bystanders. My father is
". With a capital of 25,000 dollars – which, according to past forty,' said the young man, who had bimself been ri- |
the present rate of exchange, is not five thousand poundsding the animal for seventeen years. We were all astonish
you may not only double it in a few years,' said an intellied, for the horse was, in appearance, to use an appropriate gent curate to me, in conversation upon this subject, but, phrase, “as fresh as a four-year-old.' Hut stables, beavy in the meantime, you may rival in living his Eminence the clothing, excessive feeding, and violent physicking, are the Cardinal Archbishop of Toledo.' All the enquiries I made causes no doubt why we so seldoın hear of their age in Eng- upon this subject tended to confirm the curate's observaland, wbere a horse at little more than wine or ten years oldtion, and mightily roused in my mind a desire to rival his is considered as having done his work,'and, generally speak- | Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop, whose splendidly jeweling, is no longer in esteem.”
led hand I had the honour to kiss, and whose comfortable On the important subject of the inducements which
benediction I had the happiness ot' receiving, at his court in Peru holds out to einigrants, we must not omit to make
| Madrid, some few years ago." the following extract from much more that our author We conclude our extracts with our author's account of urges in the same strain ;
his first entrance into Potosi ;
THE APPROACH TO POTOSI, AND FIRST VIEW OF THE TOWN.
BUT THOU ! • “ The road, as I advanced, although in no respect im.
“ Delia ! some few short years ago, proved in itself, indicated the approach to a town of consideration. It was no longer an unfrequented solitude, as I
Yon fountain heard thee breathe a vow; had been accustomed to find it. Peasantry, with droves
Still sparkling in the sunny glow, asses, and flocks of beautiful llamas, were to be seen passing
With murmuring sound and constant flow, to and fro; some strolling lazily to the city, laden with
That fount plays on-but Thou ! fruits, vegetables, Indian corn, four, charcoal, firewood,
" Delia ! a ringlet bright and fair, and other necessaries ; some returning from the market at
That wanton d o'er ihy snowy brow, a brisk pace, after disposing of their burdens, and hastening many leagues into the fruitful valleys of the country to re
In hours of bliss was given ; there new them. Indians, male and female, with poultry, milk,
Time has not changed a single hair ; eggs, and sundry commodities for consumption, enlivened
'Tis still the same--but Thou! the way, and apprized the hungry traveller that, although surrounded by bleak, uncultivated, and uncultivable moun
“ Delia ! the heart that fondly loved, tains, he was still in the land of the living.
Loves thee despite thy folly now; • “ Suddenly appeared before me in the distance a high
Though thou hast seen its pang unmoved, mountain of a reddish-brown colour, in the shape of a per
In sadness tried-in sorrow provedfect cone, and altogether distinct in its appearance from any
'Tis faithful yet—but Thou !" thing of the kind I had ever seen. There was no mistaking
THE MOTHER'S LAMENT. it: it was that mountain which was made known to the world by the merest accident, by an Indian, who, in pur-" Where shall I wander, and whither shall I go, suit of a llama up the steep, to save himself from falling, Since o'er my pretty sailor boy the cruel waters flow ? caught hold of a shrub, which, being torn from the soil, ex
old of a shrub. which, being torn from the soil. ex Whom shall I seek for, to be like my dear child, posed a mass of solid silver at the roots; it was that moun To speak with that sweet voice that choked among the waters tain, incapable of producing even a blade of grass, which
wild? yet had attractions sufficient to cause a city to be built at its base, at one time containing a hundred thousand inha- “ I'll wander through the streamlet, l'll wander o'er the bitants; it was that mountain where hidden treasures have
land, withstood the laborious plunder of 250 years, and still re I'll wander till I reach again the glittering ocean strand; main unexhausted. Having said thus much of the new
I'll call to my dear sailor boy across the dreary sea, and striking object before me, I need scarcely add, that it 'Twas there I parted from him--will he come again to me? was the celebrated mountain of Potosi.
“ Onward I rode, cheered by seeing the beacon which “ I'll listen to the murmuring waves that break along the indicated the termination of my journey ; not so my jaded
shore, * mule; it received no stimulus from that which to me acted ! And think it is his bounding step who can return no more: * as an exhilarating draught. Forty miles upon a road (my ) I'll watch the cloud's dark shadow that steals upon the sea, mule assured me it was full forty-five) is a wearisome dis And dream it is his graceful form that steals across to me. tance before breakfast for either man or beast, and mine, every mile I now advanced, gave indubitable evidence of
“ I'll watch the splendid light that breaks so softly o'er his exhausted strength, yet the means of refreshment was far
gravedistant from us both. Patience and perseverance were our His eyes were blue and sunny bright who sleeps beneath the only solace; and with these two efficacious virtues, I be
waveJieve in my heart honestly adhered to by both of us, we | I'll fancy 'tis his glance that comes so smiling o'er the sea ; mutually assisted each other-I by alighting to walk up His glance, bis voice, his step, alas! will he return to me?” hills and steeps, the mule, when I remounted, by jogging / Not inferior to these are the following verses by Mrs on, if the beath happened to be free from rocks and stones; for the approach, even to the Imperial City, is nothing more
Blackwood: than a rugged path tracked out by the footsteps of men and animals.
FOR THE SAKE OF THOSE WHO ARE GONE. “ From the top of every eminence that I ascended for “ Friend of my youth! we meet again, the last two hours of my journey, I felt a longing expecta
Both changed in outward guise; tion of obtaining a view of the town; because, to behold, But the love we bore each other then even at a distance, the abode of rest, at the conclusion of a
Still lives in our tearful eyes! long voyage or journey, is a consolation which every tra Those who were wont our hearts to fill, veller anxiously seeks and enjoys with sensations of real Have left us on earth alone! pleasure; but this consolation is denied in approaching But we'll love each other the better still, Potosi ; neither house, nor dome, nor steeple, is to be seen at For the sake of those who are gone! a distance.
Old Friend! · “ The last curve round the base of the silver mountain, For the sake of those who are gone! whose pointed top was now far above my head in a cloudless deep-blue sky, brought me at once upon the town, • We'll sit in the shade of these old oak-trees, which, with its ruined suburbs, covered a vast extent be
And speak of the tried and true; neath me, and in ten minutes more I was at the posthouse
Nor bide our tears, wbich no one sees, in the centre of it."
But the friend who is weeping too! We can recommend this work as conveying a distinct
And if our wrath be idly stirr'd
By a heedless look or tone, and lively account of the present state of a great portion
We'll forget the look, and forgive the word, of South America.
For the sake of those who are gone!
For the sake of those who are gone!
And our paths are distant far!
But we'll meet, when the long day's toil is o'er, Mes Norton and Mrs Blackwood are the two sisters to
In the land where those loved ones are! whom the public are indebted for tbis interesting volume. And oh ! while yet we linger here,
The music is, upon the whole, exceedingly sweet, simple, Each journeying on alone, and ladylike, its general character being that of graceful
Let my name be dear to thy distant ear,
For the sake of those who are gone! plaintiveness. The song entitled “Chacta's Lament for
Old Friend! Atala," is, however, particularly bold and energetic;--the
For the sake of those who are gone !” modulation throughout is good, and the symphonies and accompaniments powerfully written. The words are not We know of no more elegant occupation for the female unworthy of the music. The two following songs are by mind than is afforded by the combination of music and Mrs Norton :
The Dominie's Legacy. By the Author of “ The Secta- arms, our tears mingled, she broke from me after a sob or rian." In three vols. London. William Kidd. 1830. | two, staggered with agitation as she glided off round the
foot of the green mound, leaving me like one in the midst Mr Picken, the author of this book, is not fortunate of a dream. I stood stock-still for some moments, in the in the names of his works. He is a man, however, of bewilderment of shuddering agitation ; then, throwing my. considerable genius, and his writings “ have that within self on the soft turf, to recover my feelings, I pondered on
the shortness of those scenes that live longest in our rememwhich passeth show.” The “ Dominie's Legacy” is a
brance, and on the fewness of those illumined pages of the collection of Tales, mostly of Scottish Life, containing a
book of life, which are more precious to the heart, and pleasing mixture of pathos and humour, though the for-dearer to the imagination, than all the rest of the dull and mer predominates. We particularly recommend the sto- blotted volume." Vol. II. p. 41-5. ries entitled, “ Mary Ogilvie,” “ George Wishart,” and “ The Rash Marriage.” They are distinguished by se- In a more lively vein is the following amusing sketch veral touches not unworthy of Washington Irving him- of some self. We shall give a specimen both of Mr Picken's grave
WEST-COUNTRY RADICALS AT DRILL, and gay style,-the grave first :
L “ I was conducted out of town with my head full of po
| pular armies, squadrons of pikemen, marching and counterMARY OGILVIE'S INTERVIEW WITH HER FORMER LOVER ON
marching; and extended lines of a warlike people covering HER MARRIAGE-DAY.
great part of the country. But when I came to the spot, I “ I stood gazing on her as she confusedly told this story, could see nothing but a straggling crowd, of less than a still holding her hands, and replied, with more of passion | hundred persons, most of whom stood talking in groups; than wisdom, that she needed not be tbus particular in and instead of arms or military appointments, they mostly giving me an account of herself, and that the time was wore aprons before them, and had short tobacco pipes in when she would not have thought of making excuses for their mouths. One group I heard disputing upon what meeting me in this wood. She looked at me with surprise were to be their degrees of military rank, viz. which of when I had uttered this speech, as well she might; and, them should be ensign, and which should be captain ; and withdrawing her hands, she began to say, Ay, and I have | another was occupied in a strong argument (for there
the day, Mr George, when and her heart seemed were some of them old soldiers) regarding what w to till at her own thoughts.
speediest mode of cutting to pieces a regiment of dragoons. « • When what, Mary?' I said, as she paused. •Speak! “ A party of about forty were in another part of the field, I love to hear you speak as you used long ago.'
formed into a line of Indian file; and were marching and “ • When,' she answered, I would not have needed to halting, and facing about, very much like children playing make excuses for meeting you in any place; and when, if it at soldiers ; for, as most of them were to be commissioned had been told me, that ye would hae been absent from the officers, some were talking, some laughing, and now and houms a' Lilly brae for years an' years, and that ye came then some stood still, while one or two ran to a hole in the back without ever asking to see me, or speak to me, as ye hedge, to listen, as they said, if the horsemen were com used to do, if it were nae mair,' she added, mournfully, ming.' I perceived that except a few determined men, it was . but to gar me greet by talking to me of our happiness generally the youngest and most regardless-looking that when we were bairns, I wadna bae believed them. And it were most forward to be soldiers; and as their discipline ye really like to hear me speak as I did langsyne,' she went allowed perfect liberty and equality, I joined (the better to on, her voice trembling as she spoke', 'what for did ye not make my observations) this sample of physical force ;' but come to Lillybrae and speak to me, George?'
looking along their irregular mixture of boys and men, I “ This last sentence was spoken in a tone so affecting, could not help despising myself for my folly in being found and with a look up into my face of such appealing expres- among them. sion, that it smote me to the soul with agonizing convic " You'll be a pretty sort o' a captain, Jock,' said one to tion of injustice, and even cruelty, to her, and took from his neighbour, gaun there marchin' wi' your han's in your me the power of giving utterance to the excuse which I pouches!' meditated; I hesitated, and stammered. • Mary Ogilvie,'1' «• Deevil sic anither sodger I ever saw !' said an old miI at length said, I cannot now tell you all the rea- litiaman, touching his comrade on the left, whose faults he sons; but believe me, my heart was not in them, Mary. could see in the dark-Ye set down your feet, man, when I denied myselt much, much in not seeing you, at least to ye march, just as ye were treading the treddles ; an' your talk of former bappier days; but I learned that you were vera head gangs nid nodding, as if ye were following the about to be married to a young man of whom your father shuttle.' approved; and I knew not but that you might have for- " • Od, man,' said the refractory recruit, answering again, gotten me and our early love. And you know, Mary,' I 'ye're deevelitch strick for a malicious man! Do ye expect continued, taking both her hands again, and looking into me to be as good at the marching already as a fugleman or her eyes, we have other things to do in life than idling a tife-major ? and to stick in my back and out my breast, about these bonny woods, picking primroses and reading just like Jock Walker, wi' his bass drum on his wame; belove tales ; for the scenes of early youth are but like a dream, sides, haven't I held up my cbin in the air to please you till and pass quickly away, and the feelings may be very differ- my vera een are standin' in my head ? ent in after years. But my heart assuredly was not in **Canna ye turn out your taes, man?' reiterated the fault, Mary; I have not forgotten those days, nor this pretty zealous militiaman; 1 declare ye hae no more notion o' bank, nor your lovely blue eyes and golden locks, nor the marchin' than Tibbie Drabb's hens ! dly when we wandered to the Craigs of Glenvie, nor “ I'll tell you what, Jamie Corbie,' said one, speaking You are in tears, Mary; I did not mean to pain you.' to the man behind him, if ye dinna keep your lang legs to
“Oh, George!' said she, while the tears fell fast from yoursell, and haud your brogues aff my heels, I'll kick beher swimming eyes, how can you speak so to me now, and hind me like a cuddy, that's what I will! not a word until my very wedding-day! And yet I know you " But what most diverted me was the happy union of do not incan to pain me; I know your warm heart; but the hardships of war with the luxuries of bome, in a payou'll be designed for some grand lady, and I never should triotic weaver near me, who, having considerately lighted his have thought about the like of you.'
short pipe at that of some other, before he commenced drilling, “As I was about to reply, she took her hand from mine, was circumspectly going through his exercise with it in his and, holding it up before my mouth, exciaimed, “Now, cheek. The word of command was given to face to the dinna speak nae mair to me, George! dinna talk to me of left; but the man next to him happening to forget to which bygone days; I canna bear it the day, for I'm but a weak of his sides this military term applied, turned to the right; woman, and I am gaun to be married to a youth of my ain in doing which, his nose came in contact with his comrade's station; and yet- Now, dinna speak!
pipe, and broke it off at his mouth, and the two valiant sol" • One word more, Mary,' I said, completely overpower. diers stood facing each other. ed, and then forget
| ““ Deevil's in you! ye hae broken my pipe,' said the I canna forget! No, I winna forget !' she exclaimed, one, spitting out the stump of his pipe. with a look of despair. Farewell, George !' and she tried «• Hang ye, ye hae broken my nose,' said the other, feelto get away.
ing his face with his hand. "• Will you leave me that way, Mary?" I said, almost * • Blast your bletherin' tongues !' said the militiaman ; calmly: 'It is our last meeting, as remembered lovers,—the l' what gars ye speak in the ranks?' very last in this wood.' I drew her to me, she fell into my “The straggling groups behind were now beginning to