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a glance the havoc which misery and sorrow had “Silence! for Heaven's sake!” interrupted Age made in him. His thinned and whitened hair; nes with a commanding voice. " Is it for this his wrinkled, and care-worn, and haggard coun- that you have sent for me? In the open sunshine tenance; his stooping, enseebled figure ; how dif- and the free air of heaven to curse a sinful fellowferent to the bold-fronted, and strong-limbed Jeff- creature !" kins of former years ! But she was not surprised “ Forgive me!” said Jeffkins, with a pale and at all this ; she had seen the beginning of this pull- agonized countenance ; “but you know not the ing down of his human strength and pride before hell of hatred and vengeance that is within me. she left London; and the sad terminating scene God forgive me !" continued he, “ for I, too, am of the tragedy must necessarily have ploughed too a sinner: but I have suffered worse than martyrdeeply into heart and frame not to have left inef- dom in the ruin and perdition of my girl! Oh faceable traces. A faint expression of pleasure, a Miss Agnes,” said he, without a tear in his eye, smile it could not be called, beamed over his coun- but with an anguish of heart which made large tenance, like the pale sunshine of a winter's day; drops of sweat stand like beads upon his forehead, and that expression was infinitely touching. It “ all that you were to your father, she was to me! came for a moment, and then was gone again ; For what was I a proud man? for her! For what and Agnes saw how unused that face was to any did I toil and hoard up my hard-earned gains ? for shadow of gladness. He did not offer his hand at her! She it was who gladdened my nights and first, nor did he trust his voice to utter a word. my mornings! For her I thought; for her I Agnes, however, offered hers with a gentle kind- prayed; for her I would have died! If I were ness that called tears to his eyes. He grasped her harsh to her; if I denied her even a ribbon, hand, and turned aside his face to weep.
I made myself suffer some privation too! She “You have found themı!'' said Agnes, thinking knew not—no one knew, how I loved her! And it best at once to face the subject for which they she was worthy of my love; she was pure and met. “ Thank Heaven! you have found them loving till that scoundrel met with her, and ruined poor Mrs. Marchmont and the child !”
her! What wonder then is it, that I should curse “May the Lord reward you !” said he. “But, him! My very nature is changed when I think I have suffered a deal! The child is like her. of him! I believed myself to have been resigned. God in Heaven! I thought it would have killed I thought that I had said in the midst of my afficme when I saw it first; the same complexion : tion and suffering, with my entire heart, Thy will the same eyes; the same expression! But- _” be done! But it was not so! I thirst now for venand here he clasped his hands tightly together, as geance. God only keep my hands from shedding if keeping back some strong feeling, while he blood ; but let me have vengeance !” said he, and groaned as if from the depths of his soul—“I have ground his teeth together with an expression of heard much from Mrs. Marchmont, the truth of ineffable hatred. which I must know. I have heard surmises as to “ Alas !” said Agnes, mildly but sorrowfully, the father of the child. A desire has taken pos- “how little did I expect this. I thought that the session of me to see him, to speak to him—to him! affliction with which you had been visited, had puthe betrayer of my unhappy daughter ! Oh there rified, at the same time that it had stricken you ! was no dewy flower more pure than she, until she Christ, who endured so much for our sakes, prayed left me-until she met with him! There is a for his murderers !" heavy debt between us. God knows only how it “I too,” returned Jeffkins, “ could have prayed must be paid !”
for mine. But there are sufferings far worse than He pressed his hand upon his brow, walked even the most painful and ignominious death, and backwards and forwards a few paces, and then these I have borne ! Do you deem it a light thing continued,
to have seen my daughter dead by her own hands “You saw my unhappy daughter, Miss Law- -a thing of infamy and despite ; to know that she ford, the night before you left London. God had gone from sin to judgment; that, humbled, knows, but most likely you were the last human outraged, and in despair, she had fled from life being in whom she put any confidence, perhaps the which was a burden to her, to death, her only last to whom she addressed a word. She loved refuge ! Is this a light thing to bear?" you, she trusted you when she dared not to trust ' No, it is not light,” returned Agnes ; “but
Ah, I was harsh and unsympathizing to God lays no burdens upon us, and permits none to her; and bitterly have I been punished! She left to be laid, which we have not strength to bear! You your care the child whom she had abandoned. Tell have been stricken to the dust, but He has not forme then,” said he, fixing his eye sternly and gotten you. He has placed in your hands the searchingly upon Agnes, “ did she name to you child of that unfortunate mother. Her end was the father of her child ? Answer me as you would bitter; but God is merciful, and in its very bitterGod at the last judgment! did she, or did she not? ness I can see her cure. He who suffered Mary I conjure you, by your blessed father's memory, not Magdalene to wash his feet with her tears, is not to sport with my feelings, but tell me, yes, or no!” | less merciful, is not less full of pity and forgive“She did !" replied Agnes.
ness now than then! Foor Fanny's life was lat“ Name him then?” said Jeffkins, in a low but terly one of sin ; but God knows, if the soul conterrible voice.
sented. Do not distrust God, dear friend," said Agnes hesitated.
she, laying her hand softly on his arm. "I be “I will know the man,” resumed Jeffkins, lieve that there are greater sinners, against whom "who dragged that innocent girl to perdition; the world brings no accusation, than your poor who blasted her young life with sin and sorrow! I daughter-even as, among her accusers, there will know the man who has made me childless, was not found one guiltless enough to cast a stone who has blasted my life--who has filled my soul at the woman taken in adultery." with the passions of a demon. Tell me, what is These gentle words, like the rod of Moses on his name, that I may hate him: that I may pray the rock in Horeb, called forth tears. One after God to curse
another, they chased each other down his hollow
cheeks, and Agnes continued "God, as I said, your heart as he has won others ! May blessed has not forgotten you : he has work for you yet to angels watch over you! and, if the prayers of a do. He has called you out of your cheerless af- poor sinner like me may prevent a mischief or fiiction to a high and a holy duty—to preach to a sorrow, they shall be yours night and mornthe poor, to touch the heart of the sinner by words | ing!” of love ; to pray by the dying ; to be a father to a He turned him about to go; his countenance child more forlorn than an orphan! Is it then for was mild, but sorrowful; he stood more erect, and you to cherish hatred and thoughts of vengeance he trod with a firmer step. He had listened to the in your soul? 10 meditate upon that which may voice of God, who had given him a holy vocation, lead to deeds of blood ? to take upon yourself the and his whole being was strengthened and enauthority of God, who says that vengeance is nobled by it. mine! Oh no! yours is a work of love : you are Again he turned back, and blessed Agnes : she to be a disciple of Christ, and to labor in his spirit. gave him her blessing in return. They parted, And depend upon it that the betrayer of your and each slowly took their different ways. daughter will be visited by a pang more than even that of a dagger. Remorse and repentance will visit him. But leave all punishment to The dinner-bell had rung both at the hall and God. He has called you to a brighter and a better the rectory, where all the guests were assembled, mission ; that of love and forgiveness.”
before Agnes reached home. There was no one Jetfkins seated himself on the tree, and bowing to dine there that day, but Agnes and her uncle ; his face to his knees wept bitterly.
and the old gentleman was very angry that she “ You have saved my soul !" at length he said, had not returned in time to sit down with him. mising his head, whilst a mild expression beamed He had taken his soup, and was busy over his upon his countenance. “I will do thy will, oh boiled capon when she entered. She never had Lord !”
seen him so angry with her before ; and, what “You will pray,” said Agnes, " that your sins was worse, she could not give any satisfactory be forgiven to you, even as you forgive those who account of that which had detained her so long. sin against you."
She had been no farther than the dingle at the “So help me God, I will!" returned Jefkins. bottom of the park, and yet she had been away
“ You will forgive him who has been worse quite three hours. It was a very thoughtless eren than a murderer to you !” said Agnes. thing of her, he said, to go sauntering about by
"So help me God!” said he, raising his eyes herself in lonesome places in that way-how could and his hands to heaven; “ and more, even, if she tell but that she might meet with that fellow that may be !!!
Marchinont, and even worse than he? It was “Behold him, then!" said she, sinking down very improper of her! He used to think, he said, upon the tree beside him, and laying her hand on that Mrs. Colville complained of her outré notions
without cause ; but he should not think so any Tom Lawford on horseback, as on the former longer now! occasion, rode up the dingle, humming a low air Through more than half the dinner he scolded to himself, and beating time to it with his riding her, and through the remainder of it he said whip.
nothing at all; and Agnes, who was more occuJeffkins seemed at once as if deprived of voli- pied in mind and more agitated in feeling by her tion. Į pallor stole over his countenance; his interview with Jeff kins than even by her uncle's eyes and starting from their sockets; and like displeasure, allowed him to maintain his silence a statue, his convulsive breathing alone telling unbroken. that life was within him, he sat looking at the After his customary after-dinner nap, Agnes poung man between the tree-branches as he went in as usual, just before his hour for tea. She passed.
was resolved that the good old man should now When he was out of sight, a sort of shudder have, as far as she was concerned, one of those passed over his frame; and, clasping his hands quietly amusing evenings of which he was so fond before his face, he sat for some moments in silent, He was fortunately one of those persons who can but agonizing communion with his own soul and bear to hear the same story ten times over ; so, God.
resolving to struggle against her own abstraction “ May the Almighty Father bless you, and of mind, and determining not to go to Mrs. Sam's strengthen you for His good work and to your own that night, she thought over her best stories and peace!" said Agnes, with deep emotion, and her drollest anecdotes, intending to introduce them clasped hands, as she stood before him.
very cunningly, and to while away his ill-humor Jeffkins looked her in the face with an ex- by compelling him to laugh. With the tea, howpres-ion of pity—" It is then a Lawford, as I was ever, there was brought in a note from Mrs. Sam, told-one who could have had no thought or will which was to beg that Agnes would come, withto make her his wife ; and at your prayer, and for out fail, and to desire her to bring such and such your sake, I have forgiven him!”
quadrilles with her, as they all knew she excelled "Not for my sake,” replied Agnes ; “ but for in playing. “My dear,” and “my dearest Agthe sake of God, who is the Father of us all, and nes," occurred again and again in the note ; but of Jesus Christ, who is our Saviour, our Friend, for all that she did not feel flattered into any spirit and our Teacher in all things!”
of compliance. “I have forgiven him," again said Jeffkins. " What is it?'' asked the old gentleman, pet" Hand of mine shall never be raised to injure tishly. “ Is it from Mrs. Sam?" him, nor shall my tongue curse him. But,” said “ Mrs. Colville left word,” said the footman, he, solemnly addressing Agnes, “ for the sake of addressing his master," when she went, that Miss virtue, for the sake of what womanhood suffered Agnes must go as soon as possible, and Sampson in the person of my poor girl-her downfall and is now waiting to go back with her.” her death-listen not to him! Let him not win Sampson was Mrs. Colville's own servant, and
so that you
had accompanied his mistress to the rectory; hes" neither you nor I must go into the room looking had now brought the note, and waited to attend doleful. And I wish you had put on your ornaihe young lady back.
ments! I am quite angry that you have not done “I have no wish to go,” said she, address- 80 !” ing her uncle—“ I very much prefer staying with They entered the drawing-room, where there you."
were evidently signs of something beyond an im“ It 's no use stopping with me," returned prompiu dance. The moment her Aunt Colville the old gentleman; “ and I insist upon your saw her, she came to her also across the room, her going !”
countenance giving evidence of rigorous disAgnes begged at all events to stay with him till pleasure. “ What in the world has possessed you after tea ; but he was out of humor, and resolute. to come dressed in this manner? It is quite a disHe insisted upon her going, even though it were respect to us all ? And what could make you stop only to play for other people's dancing; he could out so long this afternoon ?-you ought to have see nothing unreasonable in it, he said ; and, to been back long before it was time for us to go. It humor even his ill-humor, and quite against her was very thoughtless of you ; and now to come own inclination, Agnes went out to prepare her dressed that figure !" toilette.
“ Never mind my dress, dear aunt,” said Ag. Sampson respectfully hinted to her, in passing nes, assuming a cheerful air : “I am only going him in the hall, that he was ordered to return in- to play.” stantly, and not to forget the music.
Her cousin also whispered to her, with dissatisIt was only to play for other people's dancing faction in his countenance, “ that she should have that she was sent for, and therefore it seemed to put on her new dress. And Ada says," said he. her needless to array herself in her new attire ; as if he knew nothing of the matter, so, making her ordinarily best dress look its have some handsome new ornaments—why did best, and with no other ornament than a bou- you not wear them? We all wanted you to look quet of geranium in her bosom, she set off to the your very best to-night!" rectory.
Agnes made no reply ; she thought of the last It was a lovely night; here and there a bird time she had seen him, not many hours before, twittered in the trees, as they passed ; the grass- when she had turned almost the hand of a murhoppers chirped ; and the deer, which lay for the derer aside from him. How little can one human night under a broad oak near the road, started up being understand the heart of another! Tom as they passed, and trotted away a few paces. thought that Agnes was out of humor ; and, The very soul of repose lay over everything; but really out of humor himself, he turned hastily Agnes' mind was not in a state to receive its influ- from her to flirt with the silliest girl in the
She could not cease thinking of Jeffkins room. and his passion of hatred and revenge, and then, 6. That is Mr. Frank Lawford's daughter, like Balaam, blessing the man whom he came to who has sat down to the piano,” said George
Bridport to the gentleman who stood next to Light streamed from the rectory windows; and him. the gay, laughing voices of young people, who had The gentleman Jooked at her through his eyewalked out of the heated rooms into the lovely glass—" She is a devilish pretty figure," said he, Hower-scented garden that surrounded the house, and has beautiful eyes ! 'Pon my word, I think came like sounds from a totally different world to she is a pretty girl !" that in which Agnes' mind was thrown. She was “But devilish ill-dressed for a party like this," now in the garden itself. Lightly-attired forms, said George Bridport, loud enough for her to hear each paired with a dark attendant, walked slowly him. along, laughing aloud, or listening to the low dis- At this moment, Mrs. Acton, who was only just course of the apparently enamored attendant. then aware of her being in the room, seated herAgnes heard that Mrs. Acton was at this party, self hy her, and talked to her kindly and cheerand Mr. Latimer also, as the lion of the night. fully. Him she fancied that she saw in the distance, with Mrs. Sam, in the mean time, had duly informed Ada leaning on his arm. Happy Ada! sighed the company that Miss Agnes Lawford was so she, as she often had done before.
good as to offer to play a few quadrilles. The But Ada was not in the garden, whatever Lati- young people were delighted—they came focking mer might be. Ada came up stairs the moment in from the garden, bringing a cool, fresh air with she heard that Agnes was arrived, impatient to see them. All was bustle and animation, bows and her, and, as she said, to arrange her toilette before smiles, of beseeching and assenting partners ; and she went down stairs.
now the quadrille was formed, and Agnes began 6 But I am not dressed," said Agnes.
to play. She played beautifully, people said, reAda seemed annoyed—“ At all events you have marking that it was delightful to dance to music your new ornaments on," remarked she.
like this ; they thought she must be a great musical No, I have not,” returned Agnes. “I have genius. Mr. Latimer danced with Ada. They, only come as a piece of mechanism, to play while too, had only come in as the quadrille was formed, you dance. I am not at all in a company mood and Agnes had not exchanged a word with him. to-night, dear Ada," said she, trying to keep When the first set was ended, he came to her, back some tears, which, she could hardly tell and asked her to dance the second with him. Mrs. wh", seemed as if they would come into her Acton, at that very moment, was insisting upon
taking Agnes' place at the piaro. “The young “ Neither am I,” said Ada, revealing all at men would be in despair, if you were to set all the once, spite of her beauty, that some sad and evening,” said she, laughing. “My brother, I am troubling thought was in her heart, “and I shall sure, would scold me, if I were to allow you to be thankful when this night is over! But, how- play the next quadrille." These words were on ever,” said she, assuming a sudden gaiety, (her lips, as he in person made his request.
Many people thronged about her to thank her the fact, because I am the poorest and the worstfor her playing. They had never danced to better dressed girl in the room !” music beure. She must be very fond of music, She resolved to be as gay as the rest. Young &c. &c.
Bridport thought that the eyes of his vis-a-vis " But my dress," said Agnes, appealing to Mrs. were even more beautiful than he had at first Acton. “I only came to play, really.”
imagined, and that really she looked such a “Your dress is charming-most becoming to thorough-bred gentlewoman, that he could no you," whispered she to Agnes ; and then, turning longer think her ill-dressed. to the admirers of Agnes' music, she said, that Nothing but the most general conversation they must be contented with something less per- passed between Mr. Latimer and herself; but fect this time, for Miss Agnes was going to dance. when that quadrille was ended she determined to
Agnes thought of her aunt, and of Mrs. Sam, dance no more that night. and begged again to decline ; and Latimer stood Many young men, when it was finished, offered and looked at her with a calm and yet admiring themselves as her partners, but she resolutely sat countenance, which more than anything else dis- down to the instrument to play. From a cause concerted her.
which was, many people believed, easy of expla"I cannot think of your sitting down to the nation, the next quadrille was not nearly so well piano, Mrs. Acton," said Mrs. Sam coming up. played as the former one. Mr. Latimer took his
Indeed I cannot ! Agnes was so good as to place beside her, and Ada, who had declined offer ; it is very good-natured of her: yes, she dancing, sat on the other side of the room. A da does play beautifully,” said she to some admirer seemed neither chagrined nor neglected : many of Agnes' musical power. “I am not sure, admirers, the least enamored of whom by no hough, that Agnes dances, Mr. Latimer. I be- means was the handsome George Bridport, were lieve you do not, Agnes. Of course Agnes around her ; but for all that, Agnes never lost the ought to have said no; but she did not, and thought of her. to prevent any other answer Mrs. Sam went “I wish I could transport you to the vacant on : ** I wish now, as the young people seem to chair beside Ada !” thought Agnes, as Mr. Latienjoy dancing so much, that I had a musician for mer's hand turned over each succeeding page of the night ; but I was uncertain whether a dance her music-book. would be liked. Our rooms are not large,” said Mrs. Colville was winning one rubber after she, glancing from one end of her handsome draw- another at whist, so that she saw not what was ing-room to the other.
going forward : but Mrs. Sam was busily ing "I pray you to intercede for me,” said Mr. after the dancing, and she noticed this malapropos Latimer, taking hold of Agnes' hand, and address- adjustment of persons with great dissatisfaction. ing Mrs. Sain ; “she declines dancing. If she “ You have not played this last quadrille well,” will not be my partner I shall sit down myself,” said Mrs. Sam, who had determined some time said he laughing.
before that there should be no more dancing ;“ but “ We must not let you sit,” said Mrs. Sam, I dare say, dear, you are anxious to get back to assuming at once a gay humor : “ you do Agnes papa. She is so attentive to papa,” said she, great honor; and of course she will not decline; turning to Mr. Latimer, " and he is so poorly tobut I had no idea that she danced,” said she, look- day, it was almost cruel to bring her out. ing very significantly at her.
“I will now go quietly home,” said Agnes, Mr. Latimer smiled and bowed, and leading aside to Mrs. Sam. “I will make no adieus.” Agnes away triuinphantly, placed her so that 6. But I know not how we can spare any one to young Bridport, who was about to dance with go home with you," said Mrs. Sam, who knew Ada, was her vis-a-vis. Agnes' heart beat, and that supper would soon be announced. she looked with an expression of ineffable love on “My servant shall walk with her,” said Mr. her cousin, resolving, even though he were her Latimer, who, unexpectedly to both parties, had partner, to absorb as little of his attention as she heard what passed. could-but there was something sad and inexpli- Whether Mr. Latimer, however, could not find cable in Ada's eyes. The next moment, a proud his servant, or whether he wished for the fresh air, and cold expression came over her features. She and the cool quiet evening walk, or wha' -ver is offended with me, thought Agnes ; I am wound- might be his motive, he surprised Agnes, by joining her by dancing with Mr. Latimer. I am per- ing her outside the door, and accosting her withhaps exciting that most painful of all passions, Permit me to be your attendant, Miss Agnes, jealousy! Agnes thought how already she had instead of my servant. been the means, all innocently as it was, of wound- “ I cannot indeed, Mr. Latimer,” said Agnes ing her cousin's pride and ambition : the album- stopping, “the distance is so short, and I quite like volume, and the note came to her mind; and prefer going alone ; the air is fresh and pleasant then her noble and ingenuous confession; the after the hot drawing-room, and there is no danger unveiling of her love and her hopes. How inex- for me!” pressibly dear was Ada to her, as she thought He took her hand, and drew it within his arm rapidly on these things! She saw her beautiful with the air of one who will have his own way; figure in its elegant dress floating along ; she took, and yet there was a something in his manner, in passing, the lovely hand, and endeavored by a tender at once and deferential, ihat troubled her. gentle pressure to convey a feeling of the love and She recalled the conclusion of her former argutenderness that was in her heart. But Ada was ments, that he noticed her, and paid attentions to now laughing gaily with her partner, and looking her, because his benevolence made her very defiagain the happiest, as well as the loveliest in the ciences interesting to him ; but on this occasion there
surely was something more. Ah, poor Agnes, “ It is all my own fancy!” thought Agnes. with a sentiment which she would not have dared “ Mr. Latimer's dancing with me, affects not to confess to herself, she felt her hand within his Ada; she knows that he does so, as no doubt is and resting upon his arm, and then she was walk
ing step for step by his side. They walked both Yes, so she said ; but through the sleepless slowly and silently. A tumult of strange emotion night that followed, she took a strict and close was in her heart; a short spiritual combat ensued, survey of the true connexion which existed relaand she won or seemed to win, a victory over her- lively between Mr. Latimer, her cousin, and herself.
self; and there was something very much more “My cousin Ada is beautiful!” said she, speak- momentous than this or that dress, or this or that ing in the strength of her self-vanquishment. casualty, which was the mainspring of Mr. Lati
Very beautiful,” said Mr. Latimer emphati- mer's behavior. Then, as regarded herself, how cally.
different was her feeling now towards him to what " She is a noble creature !" returned Agnes. it had been on that first evening of their meeting "I think very few persons do her justice; I ques- when she so unwittingly revealed to him all her tion if you do, for she is not a merely beauti- domestic affections and sorrows! Yes, between ful girl, but she has high and estimable qualities. then and now a very different feeling had sprung I think her one of the most interesting characters I up; and very different 100 was it now, to what it know. I cannot see any fault in her, and I am was only comparatively a few hours ago! It was convinced that she must be greatly improved since love which she was admitting into her heart ! you left.” Agnes longed to tell the confession she And this love, which was so hattering, so seduchad made, but Ada's strict prohibition forbade it. tive, was treachery to her cousin—to her who had
“I think very highly of her powers," said Mr. confided so much to her keeping-who had suffered Latimer, in a voice which to Agnes seemed cool already so much from her. It appeared to her at and measured, “and I know no one more capable that moment almost criminal; and, if she stole of developing herself nobly than Ada. There was away Latimer's heart, however rich the prize, it a time," continued he, after a pause, “ when I could only be at the purchase of Ada's happiness. tried to use my influence with her; but Ada is Better ten times that I should suffer than do this! one of those who must find the right way herself, said she. The true path for her to take, however, and, sooner or later, she will find it, no doubt." seemed hidden from her. She prayed for aid, and
“She has found it already,” said Agnes, all seemed darkness and uncertainty around her. warmly : “ she is as noble as she is beautiful. I She knew not that which was right for her to do. wish I could make you think as highly of her as I For one moment it appeared better that she should do myself,” added she, feeling almost desperate in leave Lawford. In a great measure, if not alher cousin's cause.
together, her mission as regarded poor Fanny “We are nearly at the end of our walk,” said Jeff kins' child was fulfilled, if not to the letter, Mr. Latimer, abruptly, " and I must not forget my yet fully as to the spirit; and now she had duties sister's commission to me. She came out to bid to perform to others, to herself, to her cousin, to you good-by, but I promised to do it for her, and her uncle, who had been as a father to her! Her io beg you to make one of a pic-nic party to Brad- duty to these was alike—to promote the well-being gate Park-merely her own family, your uncle's, and happiness of each : but then, would her leavMr. and Mrs. Sam, and myself, on Tuesday ing Lawford do this? She knew not. However, week.”
she had a true friend and counsellor in her mother, “ I should like it extremely,” said Agnes, “ if and to her she determined to write. She had I can go--if my uncle can spare me.”
related to her all that had hitherto occurred, and “ You must go, and he must spare you,” now again she would be faithfully candid, and her returned Mr. Latimer ; " for, to tell you the mother's advice should be her guide. In the truth,” said he, laughing, “ the party is made for mean time, she resolved that nothing should induce you and me You, as the entire stranger; I, as her to neglect the most rigid fulfilment of her the last arrival ; and the party without either of us, duty, nor would she give any ground for reproach. would be like Hamlet with the part of Hamlet left Her place was with her uncle, and him alone.
She determined to avoid Mr. Latimer's society Agnes hoped to herself that neither he nor his and even his sister's, and not to give them any sister would say this to any of her uncle's family, reason to suspect the treacherous inclinations of aw this brought them to the hall.
her own heart. · I wish Mr. Latimer would be more attentive Such were the resolves which, in the stillness to Ada,” thought she, as she entered her chamber of the night, Agnes made : she prayed earnestly for the night ; “ however, the very next time I go for the assistance of Heaven to strengthen her in out, I will dress myself in my very best, and make this and all other trials; and, with a stronger and a the very most of myself, and owe nothing to com- inore cheerful mind, she arose the next morning. passion!”
ArtificiaL QUARTZ.–At the Paris Academy New ANTI-Friction Metals.— Galignani menof Sciences 25 August, a communication was tions the discovery of a new mixture of metals, received from M. Tibelmen, mining engineer, and called anti-friction, as a substitute for the use of joint director of the royal manufactory of Sèvres, brass in the various uses to which that metal has announcing that he had succeeded in making an been hitherto applied in the manufacture of locoartificial quartz, equal in every respect to the natu- motive and other engines. From the statement of ral crystal. This process is of great simplicity. Messrs. Allcard, Buddicombe and Co., who have It consists in the evaporation in damp air of silicic made the locomotives for the Rouen and Paris and ether. The crystal thus obtained is very hard and other railroads, it appears that this metal, although transparent, and scratches glass. This discovery very much lower in price than brass, and attended will give courage to those chemists who are of with an economy of 75 per cent. in the use of oil opinion that even the diamond may be artificially during the working, is of a duration so far beyond obtained.
that of brass as to be almost incredible.