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be after all she manes to say that she would take me, though she found me in the middle of ij? moor, and without e’er a thing else but my own four quarters. Sure and isn't at very sinsible in her now, poorthing ! Troth, my dear, and wouldn't I not take yourself how with never a bit of fortune but your pattens ? Och, master, is that you ?" said he, as he now perceived Amet herst. “ Sure Miss Malcolm has been in such a quandary about your honour's honour, that nou thing would sarve her but that mamsell and I should trudge out in sarch of ye."

Oui c'est vrai," interrupted the loquacious" Frenchwoman, à cause de l'absence de Jonsieur, Mademoiselle reste actuellement abimé dans la solicitude et dans une suspense effrayante."

On hearing this, Amherst stopped to inquire no further, but leaving them to the private enjoyment of their moonlight colloquy, he hastened to relieve Eliza from an anxiety, the existence of which, however, gave him a great deal of plexsure.

The fact was, that day-light no sooner began to disappear, than Eliza called to mind the at tack upon her uncle, and the attempt upon her

selfs and reflecting that she had urged him to
retorn that evening, she tormented berself and
Madame Bossaniyille with a thousand apprchenes
signs for his safety, and a thousand-self-acoubac !
tions, for having been the cause of exposing him
to the danger, she dreaded. At last her anxiety
rose - to such a pitch, that she had dispatched
Epingle with orders to O'Gollochar, to set out
immediately to meet his master. The amorous
Irishman lost a good deal of time in flirtation
with Mademoiselle, who forgot the fears of her
mistress in her own amusement, and who, by
way of making up for her neglect, and doubtless
from pure good nature, offered to accompany
Cornelius, to relieve him from the loneliness of

way.
Amherst was well repaid for his late walk,
by the happy hour he spent with the ladies be-
fore retiring to rest. Forgetful of the presence
of Madame, Bossanville, he and his Eliza ine,
dulged in the tenderest conversation ;, and the
old lady was obliged to give them more than one
hint, before she could induce them to part for

his

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SHAKESPEARE.

and he composed himself again to sleep, to dream about two hours, however, Amherst was admit18 SOY ICVI jasan I

CHAPTER II.
And why not death, rather than living tonnent ?-
ou To die is to be banished from myself;

And Livia is myself. Banished from her,

Is self from self; a deadly banishment ! AMHERST had been in bed for several hours, when he was roused from his slumbers by the loud toll of the castle bell, followed by the tramp of horses in the court-yard. He rose, and went to the window, through which the flashing of torches from below gleamed upon the ceiling. To his surprise he saw Lord Eaglesholme in the act of dismounting, surrounded by his attendants. Amherst felt rejoiced at his arrival, resolving to procure the much-wished-for interview next day; of years of happiness.

Lord Eaglesholme, fatigued with his long and late ride, did not appear at breakfast. In

ted to his apartment. His heart beat high with the joyful certainty of the speedy fulfilment of all his wishes. He found his Lordship seated in the same arm-chair, in the same dress, and nearly in the same attitude in which he had first seen him, on the day of his arrival at the castle. He was not, however, so deeply engaged in his author as he then appeared, but was employed in looking out for the threads of those subjects in which he and his young friend had been occupied, when their studies were interrupted. He rose immediately upon hearing Amberst's step, and embraced him with a kindness and warmth which could scarcely have been greater had the latter

been his son.

After expressing his hope that Amherst had felt no ennui during his absence, “I have been just endeavouring,” said he, “ to recall those ideas which had arisen in my mind after our last experiments, and which have been put to flight by my absence on other matters. You remember the phenomena which exhibited themselves in our last experiments, and which both of us remarked had been hitherto unnoticed by others ?"

I do, my Lord, most perfectly," said Amherst, but I must confess to you, that my heart is so filled at present with considerations deeply affecting my future happiness, that until my mind is put to rest, I cannot possibly find room for any other thoughts. It was my impatience on this subject, that induced me to solicit the present interview."

1.Lord Eaglesholme assumed the attitude of attention, and was silent, while Amherst proceeded.

“ To you, my Lord, who are best acquainted with the incomparable merits of your niece, I am sure it cannot be surprising to learn, that, in the first moment of my introduction to her, the charms of her person made an immediate and deep impression upon me; and the intercourse I have since enjoyed with her has discovered to me a heart and a mind no less lovely and angelic than the form they animate. As my growing admiration of Miss Malcolm has been 50 strong that I could not conceal it, you must have remarked it, and it is very probable that I am now only making a declaration, which my whole behaviour, when in her presence, must have led you very early to anticipate. Why then should

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