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which was the usual signal from her friendly neighbours' to "summon her to tea. On this she took courage, walked firmly to the door of the apartment, fung it open, and again beheld the military spectre of the deceased officer of the Black Watch. He seemed to stand within a yard of her, and held his hand stretched out, not in a menacing manner, but as if to prevent her passing him. This was too much for human fortitude to endure, and she sunk down on the floor, with a noise which alarmed her friends below for her safety. Orodrybiniboa SLADISK On their hastening up stairs, and entering Mrs.
's lodging, they saw nothing extraordinary in the passage, but in the parlour found the lady in strong hysterics. She was recalled to herself with difficulty, but concealed the extraordinary cause of her indisposition. Her friends naturally imputed it to the late unpleasant intelligence from Argyleshire, and remained with her till a late hour, endeavouring to amuse and relieve her mind. The hour of rest, however, arrived, and there was a necessity (which Mrs. felt an alarming one.) that she should go to ther. solitary apartment. She had scarce set down the light which she held in her hand, and was in the act of composing her mind, ere addressing the Deity for protection during the perils of the night, when, turning her head, the vision she had seen in the passage was standing in the apartment: On this emergency she summoned up her courage, and addressing him by his name and surname, con
jured him in the name of Heaven to tell her where fore he thus haunted her. The apparition instantlyi answered, with a voice and manner in no respect differing from those proper to him while alivez
Cousin, why did you not speak sooner,-my visite is but for your good;--your grief disturbs me in my grave, and it is by permission of the Father of the fatherless and Husband of the widow, that I come to tell you not to be disheartened by my fate, but to. pursue the line which, by my advice, you adopted for your son. He will find a protector more efficient and as kind as I would have been ; will: rise high in the military profession, and live to close your eyes. With these words, the figure representing Captain Campbell completely vanished. 10 **Upon the point of her being decidedly awake and sensible, through her eyes and ears, of the presence and words of this apparition, Mrs. declared herself perfectly convinced. She said, when minutely questioned by the lady who told me the story, that his general appearance differed in no respect from that which he presented when in full life and health, but that in the last occasion, while she fixed her eyes on the spectre in terror and anxiety, yet with a curiosity which argued her to be somewhat familiarized with his presence, she observed a speck or two of blood upon his breast, ruffle, and band, which he seemed to conceal with his hand when he observed her looking at him. He changed his atti
tude more than once, but slightly, and without altering his general position.' nini n it
The fate of the young gentleman in future life seemed to correspond with the prophecy. He entered the army, rose to considerable rank, and died in peace and honour, long after he had closed the eyes of the good old lady, who had determined, or at least professed to have determined, his destination in life upon this marvellous suggestioni '15 ?
It would have been easy for a skilful narrator to give this tale more effect, bý a slight transference or trifling exaggeration of the circumstances. But the author has determined in this and future communications to limit himself strictly to his authorities, and rests your humble servant, · SÍMON SHADOW.
MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS, ÎN VERSE.''
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