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Ellen was quite transported to hear the 'orisons of Glass.
« Who gave'you a watch, Sandy?" said the young lady.
My ain watch, my ain dial, it's my ain clock; Maister Maclean has but a sand glass," (and putting the watch to his ear,)
66 the sand dis na tic, tic, tic, when it fas ; Sandy Glass is as bra' as baillie Ilan Dou; Maister Mactaggart sall see my dial afore the night; Sandy Glass will aye be guid,
, he will be mair mannery aye again. I. wish I had nae gaen up to the auld carne on the muir; Jesu be thanket! I was keepit frae harm; Sandy Glass was unco braithfu'; the cloud was gathering above the barren land, and the cloud wad hae come down in a storm on the muir; it was, Jesu be praised ! the ither cloud as fu' o' storm, and aiblins gaun to burst, that turned the
cloud frae the wilderness away; an' now, an' now, it has blawn awa'; the rose it may grow in the glen, an' the lily wad tak nae skaith at his chamber window; it's hissel's, the dear creature, darling, aye is't.”
In this strain did Glass rave to the great delight of Ellen, who at length, to please the poor fellow, looked at and admired and praised his watch.
As soon as Ellen left the kitchen, the famula propria instructed Sandy as to a watch fob, and in the mean time got him persuaded to put it into his waistcoat pocket.
Ellen thanked Colin for having so wisely made up the matter with Glass; and Mr. Thornhill was also of opinion that it was always best when there was "an egg for a flint” between Christians and the like of Sandy Glass.
Levingstone heard from St. Clyde an account of his interview with John Carr, and both were harassed by conjecture to ascertain what could be meant by several parts of the old man's discourse; it was, however, agreed between them, that the mysterious and indefatigable conduct of Whiggans deserved to be punctually attended to: but that very night Levingstone was obliged to cross the ferry to the Largs, in order to go to Kelvin, and make preparations for his sister's marriage with Augustus Stuart, to which both St. Clyde and Miss Ellen were inyited.
From the horizon's verge appears a speck,
IN about three weeks from the time St. Clyde had had the interview with John Carr, and just as he and Miss Ellen were preparing to set off to Edinburgh, to attend the nuptials of Augustus and Miss Levingstone, Sandy Glass came one morning to the manse, breathless ;-he had run all the way from his mother's.- Sir! sir !
an' far away
there's ane wad speak ae word to ye at my mither's cruve.”-“Who is it, Glass ?” -“ An hae ye never heard o' the letter I gaed Maister Levingstone i’ the lane when ye was o'er the seas
?" St. Clyde instantly suspected this person was none other than Whiggans; and going to poor Widow Glass's, found there Whiggans in a disguise he little looked for. Whiggans was dressed'in a dipgy kind of loose coat, with blue-coloured pantaloons, and over this the cochal, a kind of cloak, reaching as low as the ancles, made of excellent tartan, and fringed at the bottom and borders like shagged hair, with a hood curiously ornamented. But it was hardly safe to appear with even that well-planned disguise, and accordingly he carried a “burdoun” in his hand, which some would call a pilgrim's staff; but a harp slung at his