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bold intruder into her dining-room. There stood The burying ground for sale was laid out and the very sofa on which Madam Smith had sat in divided. Mark studied the ground-plan, which was state last summer; there hung the muslin dra submitted to him before any places were sold, or peries from behind which Miss Maria had “ cut many bespoken, and he fixed upon his

own,

with her capers,” and Miss Smith cast her haughty the approbation of his wife. It was horribly. airs upon

Mrs. Mark Luke and her little daugh. dear he owned; but in a respectable juste milieu ter, as they went to the evening promenade. situation among the illustrious dead of the Barony She would at this moment have given triple rent parish; dry-neither too large nor too small-too for the lodging, of which the tenantless or ten backward, nor too forward; and great was Mark's antable condition appeared so dubious to the indignation when he was informed by one of the landlady. An idea suddenly struck the appli Trustees that, notwithstanding the earliness of cant,—the woman was afraid of her payment. his application, and the extent of his wealth

“ You surely do not remember me, Ma'am," and credit, there was no place for him and his said Mrs. Mark Luke, with a simpering con among the defunct Exclusives of his native city. sciousness of being as good as the bank.

Smith himself, ay, and Dempster, had crushed Mrs. Girvan could not plead ignorance. his claim at once :- no lady had a hand in this.

“I know you well enough, Mem-ye wont to As trustees for the new ground, they had & pass this

way
often enough last season :

-ye are strong interest in rejecting such applications as Mrs. Luke, the grocer's wife in the Trongate; might hinder others.

« The Walkinshaws are -and I'm not just sure that I'm free to set in terms,” said Mr. Smith ; " but if they hear

that such people as Mark Luke are applying, “ Mrs. Luke, the grocer's wife in the Tron the speculation is ruined :- no one will or can gate !"-it sounded harshly on the delicate auri- | purchase after him.” cular nerve of our Mrs. Mark Luke. Had she Was ever so ill-starred a family as the Lukes ! then no higher statusno independent exis Excluded in church pews, ex. ved in summertence, even with the St. Kitt's fortune? She lodgings, excluded in a burial ground ! evacuated the lodgingin sulky silence, and strayed It was some slight atonement or consolation towards the still empty, unsold Halcyon Bank ; that, when Mrs. Mark Luke next read in the Chrowhile the landlady, now finding her tongue, nicle, Upset price still farther reduced. That lost as little time as possible in informing her charmingly situated and most desirable Marine gossip, how loath she had been to set off Mrs. Villa,” &c., &c.,--there followed in the Gazette Luke, for Mark Luke's siller was as sure as lo ! and behold !--it was no mistake :-"Meeting Johnny Carrick's; but she had no choice, as it of the creditors of Duncan Smith, merchant, to be would ruin the character of her house for ever, held in the Tontine, &c., &c., for the purpose if she took in the Pig-wife. Her ignorance on of appointing an interim factor.” such points had cost her enough before. In in Mrs. Mark Luke ordered her clogs, to return advertently receiving the Smiths themselves, a call from Miss Penny Parlane,—a visit long she had for ever forfeited all hope of getting past due. back the Dempsters, “ who were a cut aboon the “Me never to hear a word of this !--but I hear Smiths, in spite of all their airs and pride, and nothing that goes on in Glasgow." cousins of Mrs. Gengebre’s of the Bank, (Halcy

« And Mr. Luke is to be trustee on the sequeson Bank, to wit,) who was a real lady.” False trated estate. It's no possible, but ye must have woman !—had she not given these same Smiths heard?” said Penny. reason to believe she thought them the greatest « Well if I did, Miss Penny, it was but prupeople on Westland ground, and, to their faces, dence,-seeing how Mr. Luke stood in relation to sneered at the pride and poverty of the East the unhappy case,—to say little.—Here is a country gentles of the writer tribe.

downcome !" When Mrs. Luke returned home without hav. "Ay, Mem !-You remember that great dising secured any lodging, she found her husband course of the Doctor's upon the words, Pride in a humour which, for the first, fairly threw goeth before destruction.' him into her sphere of sympathies. Nor did she “ The Doctor is great upon every subject," neglect to improve the circumstance. A piece said Mrs. Mark Luke, somewhat statelily; and of ground had recently been enclosed in Glas she took her leave, perceiving that she had a gow, for a new burial ground, which was to be better clew for information than even that which sold out in small portions, and Mark, among his Miss Penny was willing to afford. Mark, too, to many purchases, had ambitioned that of a decent cheat her so, and keep his thumb upon al ! family lair, to which his father's bones might be To do our heroine justice, she was not, conlifted, and in which might soon be laid, first his sidering the many provocations she had received, mother, next Mrs. Mark Luke, and then him. at all vindictive; and though Mark, besides self-Mysie and her posterity following, to the being factor, was himself a large creditor, she latest generations. Why Mark imagined that did not press her belief, which she could indeed his wife, ten years younger than himself, was to have established by the evidence of her confidentenant the Luke family lair, and have her vir. tial maid with the burr,—that the Smiths had & tues recorded on its marble head-stone before great many more silver spoons and forks, and himself, we cannot tell, save that matrimonial napery, than appeared in the inventory. There longevity seems a privilege of our nobler sex, was a silver tray and vase in particular. Mark

himself acted with humanity and fairness; nor ready ministers to the improvement in fashiondid Mrs. Mark Luke next year canvass against able taste of those who have plenty of moneythe appointment of Mr. Smith as agent to some the milliners, namely, and the perfumers, and Insurance company, in which she could now cer- jewellers, and confectioners, and toy-dealers, and tainly have baffled him. She did not even insult elocutionists, and lecturers-Mrs. Mark Luke the fallen greatness of the family by pressing had genteelified and absolutely refined more in one her services and society upon them. N.B. season, than in some half-a-dozen former years of While the first meetings of creditors were hold stinted appliances, and with no one of sufficient auing, a letter arrived by the carrier to Mark, thority to instruct her in the use of such as were ordering some tea and sugar; and announcing, proper. Miss Ferrier, Captain Hamilton, and; that Mrs. Luke might now have Mrs. Girvan's above all, Mr. Theodore Hook, among the selodgings; but Mrs. Luke was supplied !

condary novelists, have exhausted themselves Mr. Smith did not long hold his new situation. in ridicule of the blundering, clumsy, and ludi. He died of what was called a broken heart; and crious attempts of the would-be-gentle folks to the friends of the family, Mark Luke aiding and imitate their betters; the presumption of cits, assisting, purchased for his widow and daughters noveaux riches, and parvenus, and cockneys, who the good-will of the Camlachie-Road Establish. presume to converse and give musical parties and ment, from which the presiding lady was oppor dinners like the highly-polished privileged orders. tunely retiring to the higher latitude of Porto Even Miss Edgeworth has given one ambitious bello. While these arrangements were in pro dinner, remarkable for entire and ludicrous gress, Mrs. Mark Luke's sympathies were deeply failure; but then she has the discrimination to engaged for those “ who had seen better days," shew, that the failure does not arise from any and who were surely humble enough now. Hum want of knowledge in the grocer's refined and ble they might ho. but it now became a matter ambitious lady, but solely from want of adequate of calculation te more rigidly and tenaciously means to accomplish her elegant hospitality. exclusive than ever. This, Miss Smith said, was Lady Clonbrony has more vices of pronunciation, imperatively demanded by the first interests of and is guilty of more breaches of conventional the Establishment; which, as the sure way to English manners, than the Dublin vulgarian; success, opened with everything either new, dis and while Lady Dashfort is as brusque, rude, tant, or foreign, and, at least, as anti-Glasgow and familiar as her high rank warrants, her maid as possible.

is the very pink of formal, elaborate politeness. In the meanwhile Mrs. Luke had the great In this Miss Edgeworth shews her superiority good fortune to procure the reversion of a very to ordinary fictionists : she is aware that while clever upper-servant, or under-governess, dis Maria Louisa, the daughter of an Emperor, and charged on the bankruptcy. The English girl the descendant of a line of princes, born to the with the burr, engaged so long ago for the sake manner, if such may be, was simple to awkward. of the early purity of Miss Luke's accent, who ness, Josephine, the poor Creole, possessed all was to lisp in English speech,

the refinement and elegance of manners which “ And drink from the well of English undefiled” accomplishes an Exclusive petite maitresse. had been discharged as next thing to an impos Our own wonder and amusement has never tor. She was only from Durham or thereabouts ; been excited by the blunders of such pretenders and Robina, herself, had detected her mispro as Mrs. Mark Luke, but rather by the truth, the nunciations, and bad grammar; but Miss Ded vraisemblance of their imitation; and the absolute ham was a quite different style of person, and, identity with great folks, in all exterior shows indeed, in every way, an immense acquisition to wbich they were able to maintain and display Mrs. Luke and her daughter. We have said that after a very little experience. The ladies of the our heroine was an apt scholar; thus, she profited, family of a rural esquire or laird, though of though she was “ too much the lady” to own that undisputable gentility of birth, will much oftener she either required or received any instruction in blunder in some part or other of costume, and in high-life and high-lived manners, from the the last forms of etiquette, than the females of adroit hints of her new companion, or from her a respectable town tradesman. It has been redescriptions of how such things were managed, marked that the purest speakers of the English by her direction, in her former family, and her language in England, next to the highest class former nursery and school-room.

of nobility, are those shopkeepers and tradesSmollett pretends that in one month Peregrine men in the west end of London, who associate P qualified the gipsy girl he picked up under with them daily in supplying their wants. The a hedge, to play her part as a young lady of principle holds in many other points; and we breeding and education in polished society, which think that the sketchers of parvenu manners she accordingly performed, not only without de should now rather direct their observation to tection, but with great eclat, till, in an evil how the proscribed castes pronounce their minds hour, the force of original habit burst through and accentuate their ideas, than to their aa's conventional usage, not yet become habitual and and ee's ; and to how are pronounced, or exhi. confirmed. We have ever held this story as a bited, the few distinctions in their natural modes scurvy satire upon modern refinement; but cer of thinking and feeling, between classes so far tain it is, that with her own good natural parts, separated by external rank. the tacit lessons of the governess, and those ever To return to our heroine. She tired of the

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tacit teaching of the accomplished Miss Dedham, citing the exquisite harmony, the breathing mu and was pleased to be rid of her ; as, in the sic of his verses ; but Mrs. Luke would have course of other two years, she formed quite eluded this by the supplementary declaration, another plan for Miss Luke than the original “ No ear for really good—that is for fashionable one of a home education. She no longer re Italian music, Mr. Luke.” quired instruction in speaking English herself ; Meanwhile the Camlachie Establishment was for though she still occasionally blurted out a rising in reputation every day. It had been conbroad aw, when a delicate a was prescribed, and ducted from the first, Mrs. Luke assured her dealt largely in false emphasis, she began to feel husband, with the greatest tact :--all the goverreturning confidence in herself, from Kean or

nesses were Swiss, the domestics English, -and O'Neil-we really forget which—having sanctia they were held at such at a distance ! Miss Mafied some of her supposed blunders, freely at ria herself was just returned from France. tacked by Miss Dedham. Besides Mysie's Eng There was an impenetrable mystery in the malish master, (the highest charger in Glasgow for nagement of the seminary, with “the strictest disprivate lessons,) had, in different words, decided cipline, and the most rigid observance of etiagainst the governess; and, in short, she was quette.” Mrs. Mark Luke was willing to forget civilly dismissed.

all her early injuries and insults, for the sake of Miss Luke was now, in jockey phrase, rising her daughter. “ It was always allowed,” she reeleven; and a plain, good-tempered, sensible marked, “ that Madame Mère, which she unchild, who “ took," it was said, after her father derstood was Mrs. Duncan Smith's style in the Her mother's friends, and Miss Dedham, in par-. school, was quite the lady—too much so, poor woticular, long affirmed that she promised to be a man! in former days--but now of great advantage beauty; and Miss Betsy Bogle, that Lukie would in forming the minds, and moulding the manners never keep her word. Even her own mother of young ladies; the discipline, Mrs. Luke una feared for her beauty, but she resolved that she derstood, was so admirable, that every time she should be highly accomplished, and never keep but entered the school-rooms, every pupil, however the best company; in short--for it is nonsense to engaged, rose, and dropt a low curtsy ; then conceal it longer—that she should be finished the regimen was so well regulated, and the young off at the Camlachie-Road Boarding School. ladies were, from the practice of Calisthenics,

Mr. Luke thought Mysie very pretty already, so remarkable for their fine carriage. True, the and to him her acquirements at eleven were terms were high ; but then the pupils were so sea quite wonderful-save in music. There Mark, lect, and Miss Maria so accomplished, and Miss who had a natural gift, felt that his heiress fell Smith so intellectual !" far short of her mamma, while Mrs. Luke her. All this was poured into the unmusical ears of self, and Miss Dedham, affirmed just the con Mr. Luke with a rapidity, which gave him po optrary: --Miss Luke was wonderful in music, as portunity either for question or remark, much as he in everything else, for her years. Often had Mark admired and wondered, and deeply as, on account given up his eyes to satisfy them, but he would of Mysie, he was interested. As for Mrs. Smith, or not yield his ears. If Mysie's attempts were “ Madame Mère," he knew her of old to have music, then was the female world of the West been a senseless, proud, extravagant woman, who advancing backwards. His own family afforded an had ruined her husband, and brought up her chil. apt illustration. Before going to his apprentice- dren too like herself. Miss Maria had been, whatship he had been charmed by the old ballads of the ever she now was, a saucy, satirical little cuttie,

« Free maids who wove their thread with bones,” who had often laughed at his simple good wife, in Hamilton ; and with his old mother's song of in face of the whole kirk,—and Miss Smith a “ Saw ye my father.” Even the everlasting vain, conceited fool. In this elementary way • Flower of Dumblane," and the “ Whistle, and did Mark silently reason upon these great chaI'll come to ye,” of his wife in their sprightly days racters. Calistenics, he presumed, was some of courtship, weré, if not well sung, at least in puppy of a French dancing-master ; and as to actelligible; and of Miss Peaston's five pieces on complishments, he understood them quite well, for the piano, Mark could, at all events, recog his own wife had been accomplished, and Miss nize thë “ Legacy,” and the " Woodpecker tap- Betsy Bogle was very accomplished-many of ping ;" but as to Mysie's melodious efforts upon his female friends were very accomplished, whom the new Edinburgh instrument, and her pea he thought useless tawpies for all that ; but he hen screechings!-mortifying as it was to Mark nevertheless yielded to the necessity of his Mysie, to own it, he fairly gave them up. Rossini's mú- when she had finished her English, and writing, sic and as probationer for the Camlachie Esta- and arithmetic, and geography, and dancing, being blishment, Miss Luke was, at this time, allowed made neibour-like and accomplished-though. to look at nothing else,—sounded to Mark Luke, he absolutely boggled at intellectual. Could Miss grocer, exactly as it did to Samuel Taylor Co Smith preach like Dr. Chalmers, or lecture like leridge, poet,-like nonsense verses; and for the Professor Sandford, or write politics and polisame reason, which was, that their fashionable tical economy, like the Editor of the Glasgow friends decided they had no more ear than a Herald ; and was she to impart all this intellecpost. Mark defied his wife's sentence, by proud tuality to his little Mysie? Allowing she were careference to his own capitally sung Burns' songs, pable of imparting these goodly gifts to which, and Tannahill's to bootas Coleridge might, by however, Mark demurred, he could not all at once

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perceive what the better his wee Mysie was to To do the thing handsomely, and in good style, be for such rare and novel acquirements. Might Mrs. Mark ordered a Tontine chaise one mornthey not prove a mote in the lassie's marriage ? ing, and making herself and her daughter-Jenny -Men-Mark judged by himself—did not always looking after her said—“as fine as hands like those marvellously clever speechifying ladies; could make them,” furnished herself with a sup, and he puzzled on for another five minutes, and ply of her newly engraved visiting cards, and reeconomically scraped his cheese, before he ven paired to the Camlachie-Road Establishment. tured to ask ; " but what is Intellectual, good. Her spirits, if not quite so ebullient, were at wife? or what mean ye by it?” “ Huts, tuts, least as much fluttered as those of her daughter, Mr. Luke, with your good-wife's-surely ye as her anticipations of for the first time finding may leave that low epithet to Bailie Jervie's Mat. herself in the same room with the Exclusive tie, and the Salt Market, now; and as for in- Smiths, the objects of her imitation, envy, and tellectual—every educated person, Mr. Luke, admiration for so many years, were not wholly every individual among the educated classes, or pleasing. As the walls of “ the Establishment” of ordinary accomplishments, Mr. Luke were discerned among the trees, a sudden faintReally I am ashamed of the inquiry—and what ness struck to her bold heart ; but what will not signifies explaining about it. It is enough at a dutiful, and affectionate mother encounter for present that Miss Luke becomes an inmate of her only child,—and that child an heiress, and the Camlachie Establishment."

moreover a girl, and one too, whatever flatterMr. Mark Luke emitted something between a ers might affirm, whose substantial frame, as consenting grunt, and a regretful sigh ; but the her mother perceived, would require the united matter once fixed, he began, like a man of sense force of the mysterious cestus, the sandal, and to view it on the bright side,—"his own Mysie the calisthenics of Camlachie, to be moulded at accomplished and intellectual—but, above all, so sixteen, into that of a Grace. A drive of a half hour near him as to come home every Saturday, though had been interrupted only by the numerous gay bred through the week with the daughters of the and eager inquiries of blithe restless Mysie, rewealthiest merchants in the west of Scotland, joicing equally in her new grand school and her forbye the Lenox and Argyle lairds. And, good glossy pink sash, and such habitual and unconeasy soul as she was! his consent made the good-scious maternal admonitions delivered every wife so happy!” At the worst, the affair possessed three minutes, as “Hold up your head Robina !

many consolatory points; the Smiths would sure Mind your carriage, Miss Luke. Take your tly be kind to his bairn,—they owed him a day in fingers from your mouth, child.—Your kid gloves harvest from the date of his trustee-ship.

will not be fit to be seen before we reach the With what joyful alacrity did Mrs. Mark Luke place.” proceed next morning to purchase the fashion. But before the lustre of Miss Luke's French able equipments of her daughter, whose em kids was wholly gone, the chaise had wheeled broidered trousers and silk hose, were ordered upon within the gate of the seminary, and the fatal a scale which might better have suited a grown bell was rung! It will not do for ladies, whose up young lady fitting out for the Bengal or Cal business it is to teach morals with manners, to cutta matrimonial bazaar, and pretty sure of an tell many direct fibs. Mrs. Smith was at home, early market, than a little girl going to school! and Mrs. Luke and her daughter were ushered There were few genteel tea-tables in Glasgow, into an empty drawing-room, and left for a half where, in two days afterwards, the high destinies hour to admire the harp, and couches, and conof Miss Luke were not known and discussed, and versation-stools, and apology-tables, and cabinets, the vanity of her parents treated with proper and the painted paste-board ornaments, eleganreprobation ; yet it is singular that the catas- cies, and utilities, quite at their leisure, while a trophe, for we must call it by that imposing family council was holding above stairs. name, was not anticipated in a single quarter. “ By the greatest good-fortune in the world, I

The last of the plain frocks and night-gowns had a glance of the triple-bordered Paisley shawl of Robina, as her mother now chose to name her, of the grocer's lady of three-tails,” said Miss were bronght home; and for the more conspicu- | Maria. ous fashionable attire, there was good reason of “ There can be no doubt about the business delay. Her mamma reserved that till she had of the embassy,” rejoined Miss Smith. an opportunity of reconnoitring the dress of “We have several vacancies, Bell,” said Ma. the Camlachie young ladies, and consulting, dame Mère, thoughtfully. as she would then be well entitled to do, with “ None, Madam, for Mark Luke's child,” reMiss Maria, whose sojourn in France entitled her turned Bella, the true head of the establishment, to preside, and pronounce in all affairs of the toilet. in a tone of ineffable decision. There was, in certain Glasgow coteries, whispers Many ideas passed with rapidity through the of some mysterious corsette, and classic sandal, brain of Mrs. Smith. Mark Luke, Esq., Dr. to which was to give to the Camlachie pupils the Mrs. Smith and daughters, for the board and shapes of l'enuses and nymphs, and the ankles of education of Miss Luke, &c., was in particular, Vestris. Mrs. Mark Luke had not mentioned an inviting set-off, to a long bill for the tea, sugar, this circumstance to Mark, for she knew where and soap, required for the uses of the establishabouts to throw her pearls; but this circumstance ment. She gave her thoughts oblique speech. had no mean effect on her own maternal judgment. “Our family has been obliged by the consi.

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deration shown by Mark Luke, at that very un. forgot the Kilmarnock carpet-maker's girl, who pleasant time when Mr. Smith's affairs became nearly ruined the school ?” deranged."

“ She was a very pretty, clever, sweet child : “ Ma'am, is it your wish to ruin the semi- I have not forgot her," said Mrs. Smith, in a nary?” cried Miss Smith, addressing her mo natural tone. ther in a tone of asperity. “ Receive Luke's “ Granted, Ma'am ; but what is that to us? daughter :-have her vulgar bustling mother It is hard that we should suffer by other people's going about the town proclaiming that her Miss misfortunes. There are plenty of excellent is with us,-and lock up your doors.-Could schools for the children of the low rich." ever the Higgins, or the Dempsters, or the “ Ten vacancies in my establishment at preHaigs send, or recommend another pupil to you? sent, Miss Smith." I put the case to yourself, Ma'am,—would you “ Were there twenty, Madam, I will never have sent your daughters to a school where a depart from the principle. You know well the grocer's child was placed ?”

cause of your thin house this year. Those few “ That was in other days, Bella ; and I drops of black blood which I detected at first

Stay, Madam ; has not the main cause of our glance in the Greenock girl, and warned you of success been that we are so very select,-known to be so particular about whom we receive, My gracious !” cried Mrs. Smith, in a very so rigid in our rule of excluding all suspicious natural manner; "she was two removes from the characters,—that no taint of vulgarity, no pupil | Hindoo on the one side, and four on the otherwith improper local connexions is admitted within an heiress and a lawful child !-And that mali. our doors, What else, pray, makes even this cious, prating womanMrs. Mark Luke besiege them? It is very pos

“ No matter, Ma'am. It is quite superfluous sible that many useful branches, and even the to tell me of the babbling propensities, and the accomplishments, may be taught in the common love of gossip and scandal, either among west schools of Glasgow, almost as well as in our se country ladies or east country ladies. Since our minary ; but here is our grand and marked dis success depends no little upon their tongues, we tinction, from which if we deviate

must keep out of their reach. The fewer Glas“ This child will be very rich," returned Mrs. gow damsels we receive the better. I never deSmith; who was, we fear, incapable of taking so sire to see a St. Mungo's Miss within our doors. comprehensive a view of any subject as her in The prying and tittle-tattle of the Betty Bogles tellectual eldest daughter. She could squabble and Penny Parlanes, are absolutely ruinous to

and caps, but she failed to compre the low schools; and the more distant the towns. hend the grand resources which are afforded by people are helil, even by us, the better for the the principles of Exclusivism in British society, seminary. A small degree of mystery is necesthroughout all its grades.

sary in every professional undertaking. Let the “ Rich, my dear Mother!" retorted Bella, people of the small schools parade their reverend spitefully ; « and what is her wealth to us ? patrons and public examinations, and placard There are rich girls enough about Glasgow and their marvellous systems: Exclusiveness, depend Paisley, I daresay ; but what is that to the pur upon it, is the true foundation of our select so. pose of vulgarizing the Establishment by admit- ciety. If we once give way, if we deviate from ting such a candidate as this ?”

the exact line of demarcation to be maintained Mrs. Smith began to see the affair in the pro between birth and fashion, and the mere mob per light; but she would not at once yiel1. “ You dung-hill wealth lying at our door, depend upon are not always so very select, Miss Smith,” she it, Ma'ameturned. “ There was the Belfast girl, not a whit “Well, well, take your own way, Miss Smith," more genteel than little Luke,—and the Camp- said Madame Mere, quite convinced, but far belton girl, and that sallow creature from Man from satisfied ; and the Swiss governess, Machester."

demoiselle Curchod, whose department it was Une batarde," put in Maria,—who, though besides teaching the French language and emshe meant to vote with her sister for the exclu-broidery, to tell lies polite for her board and sion of Mysie, chose to speak against her. her salary of £30, was deputed to dismiss Mrs.

No, you were not always so very select, Miss Mark Luke with all imaginable civility. This Smith,” repeated the piqued Madame Mere. office, the young lady, (who, by the way, was said

There was so much at stake that Miss Smith in Glasgow to be a cousin of Madame de Stael's, resolved not to sacrifice the family interests, her by the mother's side,) performed with such own included, to her own temper, nor yet to her grace, that Mrs. Mark Luke invited her to tea, mother's silliness. Meanwhile, time was pressing, and half believed it must be impossible for Mrs. for the candidate waited below.

Smith, or her daughters, to see a visiter at this "I am astonished, mother, how you, with your hour, and that they exceedingly regretted their excellent sense and knowledge of life, can take inability to receive her. It was, however, with

a view of this affair. I am certain come failing of heart that Mrs. Luke seated her. your kind heart betrays your head :-poor Luke's self in her chaise, musing on Mademoiselle's attention to my father's affairs I am not disposed announcement of the applications, ten deep, for to forget any more than you,—and if there were every vacancy occuring in the “ Society." any way of obliging the man save this. Have you The visit was not wholly thrown away. Mysie,

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