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tenderness giree x tinge of poetry and pathos to
A LONDON LYRIC. what, treated by a pen los refined, would be more comienlity. We have a right to quote Sam Weiler The wind is shrill on the hills, and the care on sul a subject, and Kamn said of Mr. Pickwick Wheels up and down with a windy gleam; that " bis heart was born five-and-twenty years after The birch has unloosened her locks of silver, his body," it was yo simple and childlike. Dickens And shaken them down on the pools of this appears to have examesed luis own estimate; he is not stream;only child, but a child and man together, in whom Yet here I linger in London city, the ripe windom of maturity las not extinguished Thinking of meadows where I was born, but developed and strengthened the beautiful char- | And over the tiles, with her haunting pity, notoristics of the child's heart. In the best sense he! Glimmers the Moon, with lier dripping born. has put away childist things, having a man's heart Un mun intellect for a man's work; but he has
O Moon, pale siren, with wild eyes drinking only put them into a treasury, whence he can bring
The light of the sun as he sweepeth by, the forth when it suits him to display their beauty
I am looking straight in those eves, and thinking unimpaired by time. In the Atlantic Monthly (with
Of one who has loved you longer than l; A reticence unusual in publishers, when they have a
| I am asking my heart it you pity or cherish front attraction, no author's name is given), Mr.
The souls that you witch with a harvest call,
If the dream must die when the Dreamer perish, Diokeng beginn a tale. " George Silverman's Explation," No of chill-life, but of a more tragic kind.
If it be idle to dream at all. It is the autobiography of a pauper lad whose early | The waves of the city roll hither and thither, lite war parred in poverty and amil terrible liard- The tumult deepens, the days go by, whipon. In the Intter story the author has adopted | The dead men vanish, — we know not whither, almost a new style, having in passages something of The live men anguish, — we know not why; the abrupt character of Sterncis writings, conjoined The cry of the stricken is smothered never, with a vigor, ateranens of purpose and occasional The shadow passes from street to street; concentration of thought to which Laurence Sterne | And-overhead, for ever and ever, WAN as great a utranger as he was to purity of idea Goes the still white gleam of thy constant feet. and wholesome pathos."
The hard men struggle, the students ponder, A PARIS gossip says that a sort of surveillance is
The world rolls round on its westward way;
The gleam of thy beautiful night up ronder now exercised over pocket-handkerchiefs, in the guy capital. "It in," he remarks, " considered as high
Is pale on the dreamer's cheek all day: ly objectionable to use one of those handkerchiefs
| The old earth's voice is a sound of weeping,
All round her shores the waters ery; adorned with the portrait of the First Emperor At the representation of Malbrough s'en va-t-en
There is no calm and there is no sleeping, guerre,' one of the actors, Leonie, who plays the
| But thy still white presence goes nightly br. part of My Lord Boule de Gomme, thought he Another summer, new hopes departed, would produce a comic effect by sneezing in a Yet here we are lingering, you and I, jocket-handkerchief bearing the equestrian figure of I on the earth, with my hope prood-hearted. Napoleon I. No one dreamt of sexlition, and the You, through the silence of stars in the st! present empire did not appear the worse for the joke, You are there! I am here and the resping when one evening a country sous-prefet, happening sowing to see the piece, was struck with horror at recogniz Of the rear of harvest is over and done, ing the well-known feature's on the square of cam. And the hoary snow-drift will soon be blowing brie applied to the nostrils of Leonie. Fired by l’nder the wheels of the whiring sun patriotre zeal he returns to his prefecture, and in- / White tower and turret be silvered yder. stantly communicates to his chief, the prefect,
When eves are closed and the Ens are dunk the horrible circumstance he himself had with
Wit In the nightly pause of the buman wonder, nessed. The prefect, on hearing the awal com From custo portals I see thee come: munication, believes it to be his daty to address and when
And whoso wakes, and bebolus thee vonde, Confidential report on the subject to the Minister,
nister, Is witched br thee tall bis dars stali ceas, to whom he reveals the dangers which the state / For over his eres, wheresoever be ander in my by permitting suca treasonal de acts in the
Dwelleth the vision of Gods wbitr mence Theatre der Athenee, Rue Scribe. The linister wrives to his colleague, another excelencr; that excellener summons N. Camille Domet: notes,
1865 - 66. pomisl &c. &c. are exchanged: Leonie, uiterly unconscious that his handkerchief had be
I STOOD on a tower in the we come an affair at state was intorine that it be dia And New-Yeat ad VICE not get another of k i tos import be would
And win is were in un reabahle be arrested on the stage hra cupair of
And I said rear tha: Re: LE IN Re des you will be glad to hear that the out
Have ye anght that worth tha AL pie s o retectora and Linisterial lovali
Science enough and rupibris e anera Leone bas bocht anodiser hand! Wanderers coming and kerchu: an baris pusl het rent at a re
Matter enougl. for degiazt . ceut erresentation of Jadongh s'en va-t-en But anght that is worth the one puerte' I MED serta be now use an band! Sess at any feet warming kercbe on which w e tuming his home is Waves on the shingit ang plendid rind The Emon Ž HIS ET DO, New-Year Fogning an bilva e swobobea o DE EDá o treachery and sedi And Old-Iex bloning and TOTIE
| Certainly, he was very sorry for what he had done,
and would have undone it and forfeited his £ 3,000 ARTHUR WARDLAW fixed on the speaker a gaze
in a moment, if he could. But, as he could not full of horror; bis jaw fell; a livid pallor spread
undo the crime, he was all the more determined to over his features; he echoed in a hoarse whisper, “ The Proserpine !” and turned his scared eyes upon
reap the reward. Why, that £3,000, for aught he Wylie, who was himself leaning against the wall,
knew, was the price of his soul; and he was not the
man to let his soul go gratis. his stalwart frame beginning to tremble. “ The sick-girl," murmured Wylie, and a cold
He finished the rest of the brandy, and went after
his men, to keep them true to him by promises ; but sweat gathered on his brow. General Rolleston looked from one to another
the next day he came to the office in Fenchurch
Street, and asked anxiously for Wardlaw. Wardwith strange misgivings, which soon deepened into
law had not arrived. He waited, but the merchant a sense of some terrible calamity ; for now a strong convulsion swelled Arthur Wardlaw's heart; his
never came; and Michael told him, with consider
able anxiety, that this was the first time his young face worked fearfully; and with a sharp and sudden
master had missed coming this five years. cry, he fell forward on the table, and his father's
In course of the day, several underwriters came arm alone prevented him from sinking like a dead
in, with long faces, to verify the report which had man on the floor. Yet though crushed and helpless, he was not insensible; that blessing was denied him.
now reached Lloyd's, that the Proserpine had foun
dered at sea. General Rolleston implored an explanation. Wylie, with downcast and averted face, began to
“ It is too 'true,” said Michael; “and poor Mr. stammer a few disconnected and unintelligible
| Wylie here has barely escaped with his life. He words; but old Wardlaw silenced him and said,
was mate of the ship, gentlemen.” .
Upon this, each visitor questioned Wylie, and with much feeling, “Let none but a father tell him.
Wylie returned the same smooth answer to all inMy poor, poor friend, — The Proserpine! How
quiries : one heavy gale after another had so tried can I say it?”
the ship that her seams had opened, and let in more “Lost at sea," groaned Wylie.
water than all the exertions of the crew and passenAt these fatal words the old warrior's countenance
gers could discharge; at last, they had taken to the grew rigid; his large, bony hands gripped the back
boats; the long-boat had been picked up: the cutof the chair on which he leaned, and were white with their own convulsive force; and he bowed his
ter had never been heard of since.
They nearly all asked after the ship's log. head under the blow, without one word.
“I have got it safe at home,” said he. It was in His was an agony too great and mute to be spo
po his pocket all the time. ken to; and there was silence in the room, broken
1 Some asked him where the other survivors were. only by the hysterical moans of the miserablc plot
" He told them five had shipped on board the Maria, ter, who had drawn down this calamity on his own head. He was in no state to be left alone; and
and three were with him at Poplar, one disabled by even the bereaved father found pity in his desolate
the hardships they had all endured. heart for one who loved his lost child so well; and
One or two complained angrily of Mr. Wardlaw's the two old men took him home between them, in a
absence at such a time.
"Well, good gentlemen,” said Wylie, “I'll tell helpless and pitiable condition.
ye. Mr. Wardlaw's sweetheart was aboard the
ship. He is a'most broken-hearted. He vallied CHAPTER XVIII.
her more than all the gold, that you may take your But this utter prostration of his confederate be- oath on.” gan to alarm Wylie, and rouse him to exertion. This stroke, coming from a rough fellow in a pea
* Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by TICKSOR AND Fields, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the
District of Massachusetts.
jacket, who looked as simple as he was cunning, 1 “Not so good as I could wish: but nothing to a. silenced remonstrance, and went far to disarm suscite immediate alarm. Overtaxed brain. sp. picion, and so pleased Michael Penfold, that he ened and unable to support this calamity. Bu said, "Mr. Wylie, you are interested in this busi- ever, we have reduced the fever; tbe pas ness, would you mind going to Mr. Wardlaw's delirium have been checked, and I think west house, and asking what we are to do next? I'll escape brain fever if he is kept priet. I could ut give you his address, and a line, begging him to have said as much this morning." make an effort and see you. Business is the heart's The doctor then took his leave, with a promise to best ointment. Eh, dear Mr. Wylie, I have known call next morning; and as soon as he was gute. grief too; and I think I should have gone mad when Wardlaw turned to General Rolleston, and are they sent my poor son away, but for business, espe- “ Here is Wylie, sir. Come forward, my man, an: cially the summing-up of long columns, &c."
speak to the General. He wants to know if ra Wylie called at the house in Russell Square, and can point out to him on the chart the very spt asked to see Mr. Wardlaw.
where the Proserpine was lost ? ** The servant shook his head. “You can't see · Well, sir," said Wylie, - I think I could." him ; he is very ill."
The great chart of the Pacifie was then spread * Very ill," said Wylie. “I'm sorry for that. out upon the table, and rarely has a chart been esWell, but I sha'n't make him any worse; and Mr. amined as this was, with the bleeding heart as well Pentold says I must see him. It is very particular, as the straining eye I tell you. He won't thank you for refusing me, The rough sailor became an oracle; the others when he comes to hear of it."
hung upon his words, and followed his brown finger He said this very seriously ; and the servant, on the chart with fearful interest. after a short hesitation, begged him to sit down in - Ye see. sir," said be, addressing the old mer the passage a moment. He then went into the din-! chant, for there was something on his mind that ing-room, and shortly reappeared, holding the door made him avoid speaking directly to General Rdopeo. Out came, not Wardlaw junior, but Ward- leston, - When we came out of Sydney, the wind law senior.
being south ant by west, Hudson took the northMy son is in no condition to receive you," said erly course, instead of running through Cook's he, gravely; "but I am at your service. What is Straits. The weather freshened from the sau your business?"
quarter, so that, with one thing and another, by Wylie was taken off his guard, and stammered wben we were a month out, she was five hundrei Jusomething ahout the Shannon.
miles or so for'ard of her true course. But that * The Shannon! What have you to do with wasn't all: when the leak gained on us, Hadsta her? You belonged to the Proserpine."
ran the ship tiree hundred miles by my reckoning *ly, sir; but I had bis orders to ship forty chests to the nor'east; and, I remember, the day befor of lead and smelted copper on board the Shan- she foundered, he told me she was in latitude forte
and Easter Island bearing due north." * Well?”
- Here is the spot, then," said General Rolleston 1 w Yo see, sir," said Wylie, Mr. War iliw was and placed his finger on the spot. par luar about them, and I teel responsible like. "Åvsir," said Wylie, addressing the merchana having shipped them aboard another vessel."
but she ran about eighty-five miles after that, * Have you not the captain's receipt?"
a northerly course - 00 — wind on her starboard w Tut I have, sir, at home. But you could hard- quarter, - and being deep in the water, she'd make di it for uit water."
lee way. - say nighty-two miles, nor'east by east Meil," said Wardlaw senior, - I will direct our The General took eighty-two miles off the adherent ab Liverpool to look atter them, and ead with a pair of lividers, and set out that distan tirei ap at oude tu my cellars in Fenchurch Street. the chart. He well the instrument fixed on Firty chests of lead and copper, I think you an." : point thus obtainest. In de took a note of this directly. While was, W: je evevi the point, and after a moments as But Iittie is outited at this unexpecte'l turn, sideration, muluteri jus beal. * 'u taken ; but he heid bis tougne now, for - Trere, ur riereabouts," he said, in a low ' itur ut uking bad wone. Warilaw senior went ani 00kng at the merchant. on to say that he shoull have to conduct the jusi pause ensued, ant the two old men exs ' K t he firun tor a time, in spite of his via sye three *** yiek at the map, as if it were the
cers i overn i Proserpine. This wunouncement made Wylie perspire with low, ar," san! Roileston. " trace the corre litis, and his threw thousand pounds seemed to the outs"; ani je banled Wylie a pencil. Powie
' It allor viowis averted his head, but stres * Bub ker mind," sail old Wanllaw ; * mens han ami took it, and traced two line" Hand b ol Clubs lutely you are the best in pear anvi crni_vist, running nearly more I nel to iteka Vy por la led ran walker 4* ne 28 *ue cutter beaded when we lo ile the fledalaman die besond u nd tolv Wiske er i '117' 90.** hill the best watu thi ning som inte he mener at man narallel to the first for bil
to be th'a plu a tho que diguis wat hulle kita kentuminy, vent backwards, and 2
liithi punde dat old buil d the word his! miss volle vere.* ani Wylie.
in hulle verden, og vi W iwin'tales livrent in w up, and said. Lot define bollyhilli stand till find i n denetike viiter I tisd ade t his will be added in the West wat
shume m ode , - :tu'r we lost Halil Ribeira de la " luded with white hapa ler tred that we ente"
wake wa Yudia nec or Valmaris 1
our stock of provisions, and insisted on standing he lies ill for love of her; God help him and me for the sea-track of Australian liners between the too; but you most of all. Don't, General ; don't ! Horn and Sydney."
We have got work to do; we must be brave, sir ; This explanation was received in dead silence. brave I say, and compose ourselves. Ah, my friend, Wylie fidgeted, and his eye wandered round the you and I are of one age; and this is a heavy blow room.
for us : and we are friends no more; it has made us General Rolleston applied his compasses to the brothers: she was to be my child as well as yours ; chart. “I find that the Proserpine was not one well, now she is my child, and our hearts they bleed thousand miles from Easter Island. Why did you together.” At this, the truth must be told, the two not make for that land ?”
stout old men embraced one another like two wo“ We had no charts, sir,” said Wylie to the mer- men, and cried together a little. chant, “and I'm no navigator.”
“I see no land laid down hereaway, northeast of But that was soon over with such men as these. the spot where the ship went down.”
They sat together and plunged into the details of “ No," replied Wylie, “that's what the men the expedition, and they talked themselves into said when they made me 'bout ship.”
hope. “ Then why did you lead the way northeast at In a week the Springbok steamed down the all ?”
Channel on an errand inspired by love, not reason; “I'm no navigator," answered the man, sullenly. to cross one mighty ocean, and grope for a lost
He then suddenly stammered out, “Ask my daughter in another. men what we went through. Why, sir (to Wardlaw), I can hardly believe that I am alive, and sit here talking to you about this cursed business. And
CHAPTER XIX. nobody offers me a drop of anything."
We return to the cutter, and her living freight. Wardlaw poured him out a tumbler of wine. After an anxious, but brief consultation, it was His brown hand trembled a little, and he gulped agreed that their best chance was to traverse as the wine down like water.
many miles of water as possible, while the wind was General Rolleston gave Mr. Wardlaw a look, and fair; by this means they would increase their small Wylie was dismissed. He slouched down the street chance of being picked up, and also of falling in all'in a cold perspiration ; but still clinging to his with land, and would, at all events, sail into a lovethree thousand pounds, though small was now his ly climate, where intense cold was unknown, and hope of ever seeing it.
gales of wind uncommon. When he was gone General Rolleston paced that Mr. Hazel advised them to choose a skipper, and large and gloomy room in silence. Wardlaw eyed give him absolute power, especially over the prohim with the greatest interest, but avoided speaking visions. They assented to this. He then recomto him. At last he stopped short, and stood erect, mended Cooper for that post. But they had not fathas veterans halt, and pointed down at the chart. omed the sterling virtues of that taciturn seaman;
“I'll start at once for that spot," said he. “I'll so they offered the command to Welch, instead. go in the next ship bound to Valparaiso; there I'll “Me put myself over Sam Cooper !” said he; charter a small vessel, and ransack those waters for “not likely." some trace of my poor lost girl."
Then their choice fell upon Michael Morgan. Can you think of no better way than that?" | The other sailors' names were Prince, Fenner, and said old Wardlaw, gently, and with a slight tone of | Mackintosh. reproach.
Mr. Hazel urged Morgan to put the crew and pas* No, not at this moment. O yes, by the by, sengers on short allowance at once, viz. two bisthe Greyhound and Dreadnought are going out to cuits a day, and four table-spoonsful of water : but survey the islands of the Pacific. I have interest Morgan was a common sailor; he could not see enough to get a berth in the Greyhound.”
clearly very far ahead ; and, moreover, his own ap“ What! go in a Government ship! under the petite counteracted this advice ; he dealt out a orders of a man, under the orders of another man, pound of biscuit and an ounce of ham to each perunder the orders of a Board. Why, if you heard our son, night and morning, and a pint of water in poor girl was alive upon a rock, the Dreadnought course of the day. would be sure to run up a bunch of red-tape to the Mr. Hazel declined his share of the ham, and fore that moment to recall the Greyhound, and the begged Miss Rolleston so earnestly, not to touch it, Greyhound would go back. No,” said he, rising sud- that she yielded a silent compliance. denly, and confronting the General, and with the On the fourth day the sailors were all in good color mounting for once in his sallow face, “You spirits, though the provisions were now very low. sail in no bottom but one freighted by Wardlaw and They even sang, and spun yarns. This was partly Son, and the captain shall be under no orders but owing to the beauty of the weather. yours. We have bought the steam sloop Spring- On the fifth day Morgan announced that he bok, seven hundred tons. I'll victual her for a year, could only serve out one biscuit per day: and this man her well, and you shall go out in her in less sudden decline caused some dissatisfaction and than a week. I give you my hand on that.”
alarm. They grasped hands.
Next day, the water ran so low, that only a teaBut this sudden warmth and tenderness coming spoonful was served out night and morning. from a man habitually cold, overpowered the stout There were murmurs and forebodings. General. “What, sir," he faltered; “ your own son In all heavy trials and extremities some man or lies in danger, yet your heart goes so with me — other reveals great qualities, that were latent in such goodness -- it is too much for me."
him, ay, hidden from himself. And this general ob"No, no," faltered the merchant, affected in his servation was verified on the present occasion, as it turn; " it is nothing. Your poor girl was coming had been in the Indian mutiny, and many other home in that cursed ship to marry my son. Yes, crises. Hazel came out.
He encouraged the men, out of his multifarious | and deep groans only were heard. He prayed for stores of learning. He related at length stories of food, for rain, for wind, for Patience. wrecks and sufferings at sea; which, though they The men were not so far gone but they could had long been in print, were most of them new to just manage to say “ Amen.” these poor fellows. He told them, among the rest, He rose from his knees, and gathered the pale what the men of the Bona Dea, waterlogged at sea, faces of the men together in one glance; and sav had suffered, — twelve days without any food but a that intense expression of agony which physical rat and a kitten, - yet had all survived. He gave pain can mould with men's features : and then be them some details of the Wager, the Grosvenor, strained his eyes over the brassy horizon; but no the Corbin, the Medusa ; but, above all, a most cloud, no veil of vapor was visible. minute account of the Bounty, and Bligh's wonder “Water, water everywhere, but not a drop to drink." ful voyage in an open boat, short of provisions. “We must be mad,” he cried, " to die of thirst, He moralized on this, and showed his fellow-suf- with all this water round us." ferers it was discipline and self-denial from the first, His invention being stimulated by this idea, and that had enabled those hungry spectres to survive, his own dire need, he eagerly scanned everything and to traverse two thousand eight hundred miles in the boat, and his eyes soon lighted on two objects of water, in those very seas; and that in spite of disconnected in themselves, but it struck him he hunger, thirst, disease, and rough weather.
could use them in combination. These were a comBy these means he diverted their minds in some mon glass bottle, and Miss Rolleston's life-preserv. degree from their own calamity, and taught them ing jacket, that served her for a couch. He drew the lesson they most needed.
this garment over his knees, and considered it atThe poor fellows listened with more interest than tentively; then untwisted the brass nozzle through you could have thought possible under the pressure which the jacket was inflated, and so left a tube, of bodily distress. And Helen Rolleston's hazel some nine inches in length, hanging down from the eye dwelled on the narrator with unceasing wonder. neck of the garment.
Yes, learning and fortitude, strengthened by those He now applied his breath to the tube, and the great examples learning furnishes, maintained a jacket swelling rapidly proved that the whole resuperiority, even in the middle of the Pacific ; and ceptacle was air-tight. not the rough sailors only, but the lady, who had He then allowed the air to escape. Next, be rejected and scorned his love, hung upon the brave took the bottle and filled it with water from the student's words : she was compelled to look up, with sea; then he inserted, with some difficulty, and wonder, to the man she had hated and despised in great care, the neck of the bottle into the orifice of her hours of ease.
the tube : this done, he detached the wire of the On the sixth day the provisions failed entirely. brass nozzle, and whipped the tube firmly round the Not a crust of bread: not a drop of water.
neck of the bottle. At 4 P. M. several flying-fish, driven into the air “Now, light a fire,” he cried ; "no matter what it by the dolphins and cat-fish, fell into the sea again costs." near the boat, and one struck the sail sharply, and The fore thwart was chopped up, and a fire soon fell into the boat. It was divided, and devoured spluttered and sparkled, for ten eager hands were raw, in a moment.
feeding it: the bottle was then suspended over it, The next morning the wind fell, and, by noon, and, in due course, the salt-water boiled and threw the ocean became like glass.
off vapor, and the belly of the jacket began to The horrors of a storm have been often painted; heave and stir. Hazel then threw cold water upon but who has described, or can describe, the horrors the outside, to keep it cool, and, while the men eaof a calm, to a boat-load of hungry, thirsty crea- gerly watched the bubbling bottle and swelling bag, tures, whose only chances of salvation or relief are his spirits rose, and he took occasion to explain that wind and rain ?
what was now going on under their eyes was, after The beautiful, remorseless sky was one vault of all, only one of the great processes of Nature, done purple, with a great flaming jewel in the centre, upon a small scale. “ The clouds," said he, * are whose vertical rays struck, and parched, and but vapors drawn from the sea, by the heat of the scorched the living sufferers ; and blistered and sun : these clouds are composed of fresh water, and baked the boat itself, so that it hurt their hot hands so the steam we are now arising from salt-water will to touch it: the beautiful, remorseless ocean was be fresh. We can't make whiskey, or brew beer, one sheet of glass, that glared in their blood-shot lads; but, thank Heaven, we can brew water; and eyes, and reflected the intolerable heat of heaven it is worth all other liquors ten times told." upon these poor wretches, who were gnawed to A wild " Hurrah !" greeted these words. death with hunger; and their raging thirst was But every novel experiment seems doomed to fiercer still.
fail, or meet with some disaster. The water in the Towards afternoon of the eighth day, Mackin- | bottle had been reduced too low, by vaporism, and tosh dipped a vessel in the sea, with the manifest the bottle burst suddenly, with a loud report. That intention of drinking the salt water
report was followed by a piteous wail. "Stop him!” cried Hazel, in great agitation ; Hazel turned pale at this fatal blow: but, recorand the others seized him, and overpowered him:ering himself, he said, " That is unfortunate ; but it he cursed them with such horrible curses, that Miss was a good servant while it lasted: give me the Rolleston put her fingers in her ears, and shuddered baler; and, Miss Rolleston, can you lend me a from head to foot. Even this was new to her, to thimble?” hear foul language.
The tube of the life-preserver was held over the A calm voice rose in the midst, and said: “Let baler, and out trickled a small quantity of pare us pray."
water, two thimblesful apiece. Even that, as it There was a dead silence, and Mr. Hazel kueeled passed over their swelling tongues and parched down and prayed loud and fervently; and, while swallows, was a heavenly relief: but, alas, the sup he prayed, the furious cries subsided for a while, Iply was then exhausted.