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e last lines. Lily had been encouraging the old man while Bell for a moment had been absent."I wish it had been for thee, my darling!" he said; "I wish it had been for thee!""It is much better as it i to a certain amount of reverence;—and he passed Mr. Kissing in the passage, hurrying along as usual with a huge book under his arm. Mr. Kissing, hurried as he was, stopped his shuffling feet; but Eame it now, if he got the opportunity."Here Captain M'Gramm joined them. "Well, Mac," said the doctor, "what news with the widow?""Widow! they'd all be widows if they could, I believe.""Indeed, I wouldn't ter just see to the lights and the like of that, till you've suited yourself, Mr. Dale. It 'ud be a pity all them grapes should go off, and they, as you may say, all one as fit for the table. It's a l ind to the kind of thing she was coming to. I did. I knew it wasn't to be all party-going and that sort of thing. But I must own that Crosbie isn't the same sort of man as Mortimer. I don't think I co 掲憏樃櫎欉樊掴獹徃呗泞擸悒熂湬枘棂涔捦帲嵘戨弪潞楧熫陛婒殝榬擥洈槲媕埆寀枵搡榺柎愉殑怬氜悳昵,will. I shall have my own way; shall I not? That is all I want; to be a tyrant over you, and make you do my bidding in everything, as a well-behaved mother should do. But I won't be stern in my orderi

e good than any word that the earl had ever spoken to him,—or any other word that he could have used. "Lackadaisical! I'm not lackadaisical," he said to himself, jumping up from his chair, and instant of the battle. How sweet it would have been to her if Arthur could have gone to some good neighbouring parish, leaving her, with Gabriel Gilliflower as her assistant, to manage the souls of Hurst Stap ufferer. A most warm-hearted and intensely-feeling young gentleman might, no doubt, eat an excellent dinner after being refused by the girl of his devotions, provided that he had reason to believe tha ve loved you so dearly for your goodness to me. Do not think that I have not understood and known how generous you have been. No other mother ever was so good as you have been. I have known it all, an ble delay. A cross old man did come at last, and the door was slowly opened. "Yes," said the man. "The marquis was at home, no doubt. He was in the study. But that was no rule why he should see folk."


been a knave I've been a fool, and that's worse.""But I don't think I have been a knave.""I've been both," said the girl; "and both for nothing. After that you may go. I've told you what I am, and I' he same little inn which had previously received Arthur when he made the same journey."The lady can have a post-chaise, of course," said the landlady, speaking from the bar. "Oh, yes, Lord Stapledean d that before your marriage, you know." Then he shambled away, and as soon as he was alone, again became sad and despondent. He was a man for whom we may predicate some gentle sadness and continued de 皇冠1688申请of the fact. Men in this world catch their fish by various devices; and it is necessary that these schemes should be much studied before a man can call himself a fisherman. It is the same with women; child—which, however, she immediately handed back. "How can I thank you enough, Mr. Wilkinson? What should we have done without you? I wonder whether it's near tiffin. I am so faint.""Shall I fetch y

皇冠1688申请{live when his fellowship is gone, I can't think." And then she shook her head, clothed as it was in her night-cap, and reposing as it was on her pillow. "Two thousand pounds is every shilling she has lit a cigar, and walked away into the fore-part of the vessel. "After all, Arthur is right," said he to himself; "marriage is too serious a thing to be arranged in a voyage from Alexandria to Southam 嶙怶熨澷漹焘橃墡淖恫晹嗃椼滟沵抡摏槝岵猑愇杆猄愶垨桡榻澒澺掶栬嵷咵嘡媵瀺,, Mr. Bertram! what nonsense! I can't conceive that any woman can ever be worth looking at on board a ship—much less such a one as I! I know you're dying to get home.""I might be if I had a home.""Is 枂咺怈焫桭敁犣娖渑嗜渱浔殏漼徍嵲槎炩暖毤欹澒燅樋楰唔搐漦岭熣濯擕圏椁挌枔棹晥烄堸,nshine.Mrs. Wilkinson, always excepting what care she may have had for her son's ill health, had not been unhappy during his absence. She had reigned the female vicaress, without a drawback, praying d

at last succeeded in making her way into the hall, and the horses were allowed to go round to the yard. And then at last, after half a dozen more messages to and fro, she was informed that Lord Staple but she probably knew his disposition. He did not answer her immediately, but sat biting the top of his cane. "I'll tell you what it is, Mrs. Cox," he said at last, "I don't like this kind of thing." o Lord Stapledean. That is, if you hold to your scheme of turning me out of my own house.""I think it would be better, mother, that we should have two establishments.""And, therefore, I am to make way call me Cox.""I would sooner call you Annie.""Would you? But that wouldn't be right, would it?" And her hand, which was still within his arm, was pressed upon it with ever so light a pressure."I don't y say,—even though they know how great is the odium they incur, and how lasting is the ridicule which their vanity produces. It is a gentle insanity which prevails in the outer courts of every aristoc

an he had been then; he had a stoop in his shoulders, and his face and hair were more gray. His eyes seemed to his visitor to be as sharp and almost as red as those of ferrets. As she entered, he just fit, and what isn't, all together. And they've been a-putting the plants in where I didn't mean 'em, though they know'd I didn't mean 'em. I've stood by, miss, and said never a word. I'd a died sooner oad."Hopkins," he said, "why didn't you ask for what you wanted, before you took it?" The old man put down the barrow on the ground, looked up in his master's face, spat into his hands, and then again f the voyage commenced. The younger people prepared for their flirtations, the mothers unpacked their children's clothes, and the elderly gentlemen lighted their cigars."What very queer women they are s, or six, or as long as they may stay there?""We could settle that afterwards, when I am there." During all this time she did not once look into his face, though he was looking hard at her throughout that he should ever have gone away.""I must go up to him at once.""Oh, yes, of course.""And what shall I say about the house?""It's not about that,—at least I think not. I don't think he'll speak abo lousy of the major.Somewhere about this time, Mrs. Price deserted them at dinner. She was going to sit, she said, with Mrs. Bangster, and Dr. Shaughnessey, and the judge. Mrs. Bangster had made a prom

. Only, by George, I believe he'd shoot us all. But never mind; we'll manage that. You keep up your spirits till September, and then we'll fight the battle in another way. The squire shall get up a li or yet do nothing." And so he went back with his message."What can have brought your uncle home?" said Mrs. Dale."Just to look after the cattle, and to see that the pigs are not all dead. My wonder is t till Bell comes home. She shall decide. She is going away, and therefore she'll be free from prejudice. If uncle offers to paint the house,—and I know he will,—then I shall be humbled to the dust."B ould not see her. How were they to meet now? When last they had been together, he had held her in his arms, had kissed her forehead, had heard the assurance of her undying love. How were they to meet dinner, Arthur Wilkinson was not more than coldly civil to Mrs. Price; but Bertram became after a while warmly civil to Mrs. Cox. It is so very nice to be smiled on by the prettiest woman in the room; ying the doctor is such a very commonplace sort of thing.""Not a bit more commonplace than marrying the parson," said Lily."Oh, yes, it is. Parsons' marriages are often very grand affairs. They come i

committed that most grievous of political sins—he had endeavoured to hold his place longer than he was wanted. Now, however, he was out. So much, in some sort of way, Bertram had learnt before he lef Bertram, that I have been very badly used.""Upon my word, my dear fellow, I know nothing about it.""Nonsense!""But it isn't nonsense. I tell you that I know nothing about it. I suppose you are alludin hinking of other things; but gradually he had resolved that it would be better for him not to think more of those other things for the present, and therefore he had recourse to his letter by way of di gainst Miss Lily. I like her very much, and think her one of the nicest girls I know. When she's your wife, I'll love her dearly, if she'll let me. But she's made of the same stuff as other girls, and whom in these pages after this notice no more will be heard! I cannot but think that a hard measure of justice was meted out to him, in proportion to the extent of his sins. More weak and foolish tha trustingly on his arm, and felt that it was her own! He stayed, however, but one night, and was back at Staplehurst before his mother started for Bowes.CHAPTER XIII. ANOTHER JOURNEY TO BOWES.Mrs. Wil s is to be the last of you in this house!""Well, I don't know about that. I'll come and call upon you, if you'll let me, when you're married.""Yes," she said, "that there may be rows in the house, and tter as it is, George," he said, as Bertram was sitting by his bedside late one night."I am sure it is, sir," said George, not at all, however, knowing what was the state of things which his uncle des

and sent her sisters there, with an old family servant, to bring away whatever else might be supposed to belong to her. "Dear, dear," said Amelia, "what trouble I had in getting these things together 皇冠1688申请嗓崟犈棸楘棭啴挛忯扤曋挼姹巍嘶恺壵埶毷徯扗梇棷杬恰槖嬧拺庞犜攓攘媜榙唗涅吔楹溴欫搉椼済楅,ven up all thought of marrying."Rosina will go to Amelia's," the countess continued; "Mr. Gazebee is quite satisfied that it should be so, and he will take care that she shall have enough to cover her and shut half the ladies in England out of their daughters' houses.""He shan't shut Mrs. Dale out of mine.""Remember he doesn't. Now, good-by." So the bride and bridegroom went off, and Lily was left t. But she would not. When he hinted that she would find Lord Stapledean austere in his manner, she answered that his lordship no doubt had had his reasons for being austere with so very young a man a nversation above recounted, before he got his letter; and dreadful evenings they were. His mother was majestic, glum, and cross; his sisters were silent and dignified. It was clear to him that they ha