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surveillance with which the jealousy of the government | rable work of that strong but unworthy priest who laid surrounded the Iluguenots sufficiently to get from the the foundations of the modern monarchy of France, and shore at all, and as difficult to obtain the service of a of all those days of miserably miscalled “ glory” which boatman who might be trusted; for the betrayal of a have cost France, and humanity in general, so dear. Becouple of escaping heretics, and those such notable ones nignant Nature is labouring daily in the kindly task of as the preacher Riberac and the rich merchant, into the removing and obliterating this mighty monument of hands of the authorities, was a service sure to command Richelieu's tyranny and oppression ; but it may still be no trifling remuneration.

traced, “dorsum immane mari summo,a speaking It was in quest of this necessary service that the friend evidence of the impotence of the mightiest efforts of brute Duperrier, already mentioned by Bartenau, was now force to coerce, permanently, the march of human opinion. absent. He was the owner of the house in which the It was beyond or outside this that Jacques Bartenau, two old men now were, and in which they had found an and Andrè Riberac, were to take boat. The beach there asylum, when hunted from their own dwellings. La was less frequented, and their boat would have a better Rochielle, which had ever been a notable stronghold of the chance of traversing the space between the town and the Huguenot party from the earliest times of Protestantism, vessel awaiting them in the ofing, unchallenged and unand which to the present day has a larger number of observed. In fact, the risk of observation would have Protestants, in proportion to its population, than any been small in any case on such a night as the one in quesother town of France, rendered good and important ser- tion. The pitchy darkness of the somewhat stormy Novice to the religionists in the evil days which followed the vember night favoured their enterprise, and rendered the revocation of the edict of Nantes. It was from that duty of the coast-guard an extremely difficult one. friendly port, and in the ships employed by Protestant The most dangerous part of the trajet was that across capital and industry, that the greatest number of escapes the open space of the quny. It was possible enough that were effected by the hunted Iluguenots from the atro- any patrolling party might challenge and detain three cious persecution of Louis XIV.

persons passing seawards under such circumstances, and It may be easily imagined that the good burghers of at such an hour. The open space was, however, passed La Rochelle did not play the good part they did without in safety, and the point of embarkation as safely reached. much suffering, self-sacrifice, and risk to themselves. Two persons were there found waiting their arrival. But whatever faults the sectarians of those days in One, wrapped in a large cloak, was sitting in the boat, France may be chargeable with—and they are many and and occupied the place of the steerer. The other stood grave-want of devotion to the cause of their party, and on the shore, holding the boat with a boat-hook, and to the persecuted members of it, was not among them. ready to assist his expected passengers in their embarkaThus Louis Duperrier, a worthy man who distinguished tion. The darkness was such that the individual in the himself afterwards too conspicuously, in the good work of stern of the boat could with difficulty be perceived at all aiding fugitive heretics with the means of concealment by those on the beach. Of the form, features, or stature and flight, to escape the vigilance of the authorities him of this person, nothing whatsoever was distinguishable. self, and who ultimately was rewarded for his humanity Nor was the light sufficient to permit any very accurate by several years at the galleys—this worthy citizen, who survey of him who stood on the shore. He seemed to be was a commercial connexion of Bartenau's, had received a tall, powerful man, dressed in dark-coloured clothing, him and the preacher into his house, and was now en

and that was all that could be seen. gaged in the very critical errand of finding a trustworthy

He stretched forth his hand in silence to assist the boatman to convey his dangerous guests to the ship merchant into the boat. The latter turned to take leave which awaited them in the offing.

of Duperrier, and, before accepting the proffered hand of At length the patient watch of the two octogenarians the boatman, asked, with a slight degree of anxiety in his was rewarded by the sound of their host's footsteps ascending the stairs. Ile had entered the house not by the “ You have confidence in these persons, Duperrier ? front door, which opened into the Rue des Gentilhommes, Methinks that, when much trust must be placed, it would but by a back one, which was approached by a narrow have diminished the risk of treachery to have trusted but alley from the quay.

one.'' His tidings were soon told. He had been successful, “ You would not have been more safe with either one and had secured the services of a person in whom impli- of these than with both,” returned the Rochellais citizen, cit confidence might be placed. There was, however, a with some dryness of manner. something strange and constrained about his manner,

have made them aware,” continued Maitre which struck both the old men. It seemed as if there Bartenau, “that a larger reward awaits their faithful was more to tell behind, which he did not think proper performance of this service than would be likely to be to explain. Any doubt, however, of Duperrier's loyalty gained by betraying us?” was out of the question ; so the fugitives prepared to fol- “You need not fear, I repeat,” said Duperrier, speaklow him, without further loss of time, to the spot where ing almost with severity of manner; "you need in notheir boatman was to meet him.

wise fear to trust your life, and aught more precious yet,

to the guidance and protection of these persons. Go, CHAPTER IX.

therefore, Jacques Bartenau, and may God be with you

in a foreign land; and may he there make to descend into A.D. 1685.

your heart the lesson which will this night be afforded you.” The spot which had been selected for this purpose was He hastily embraced both him and the preacher, and a part of the shore, a little beyond the mole--the memo- I turned quickly to retrace his steps towards the town.


** And you


The style and method of this farewell and departure should lend its powerful aid in carrying the appeal home were, to say the least, not calculated to re-assure the to the octogenarian father's heart : for just as Pauline minds of the fugitives. Yet they felt it almost impossi- rose to her feet before her father, and addressed him for ble to suspect treachery on the part of so old and long- the first time for thirty years, it so happened that the tried a friend of the cause, as was Louis Duperrier of La clouds parted, and the moon shed her light upon the Rochelle. The consideration, moreover, that if treach-scene. And there stood, visibly to each other, those two ery were intended, they were already-two octogenarians remarkable figures, face to face in the boat. The slender as they were-totally in the power of the two indivi- and elegantly-formed person of Pauline was as beautiful duals of the boat, be their intentions what they might, as ever it had been, as upright, as graceful in its outline. sufficed to show them the futility of hesitation in the en- Some of that pliant mobility, for which it had once been terprise they had commenced.

so remarkable, it might have lost ; or it might be that So the merchant first accepted the proffered hand of the emotions of the moment imparted a degree of rigidity the man who was holding the boat with a boat-hook, and to the frame they were agitating. At all events, time stepped into the boat; and Riberac followed him. They and misfortune had added dignity to the expression of the seated themselves in silence. The man followed them in, figure. The once jetty hair had become grey, and its assumed the oars, and the boat left the shore. No word long and abundant tresses were bound closely around her was spoken during the half-hour which was occupied in finely-shaped head, which was uncovered now that the conveying them to the ship's side by either of the four hooded cloak which she had previously worn was thrown persons in the boat. The oarsman and the steerer both off. The same causes had given a certain firmness, and performed their parts in perfect silence. The latter con- almost severity of expression, to the still beautiful featinued almost motionless; and the folds of the large tures. The cheeks were sunken, and all the lines of the cloak which enveloped his figure were so disposed as face were strongly and deeply marked. It seemed as if effectually to conceal the face, even had the passengers suffering and years had brought out the latent similarity been disposed to scrutinise it as closely as the darkness in the features of the daughter to those of her father. would perinit.

The young man, his grandson, had ascended the side Nothing further occurred which could in any way tend of the ship to assist in taking the old preacher below; and, to awake suspicion of foul play on the part of the fugi- consequently, the father and daughter were alone in the tires. The boat glided swiftly through the black-looking presence of each other. Pauline had made her appeal, water beneath the vigorous strokes of the muscular oars- and uttered no further word ; but the eloquent pleading man; and before long the masts and cordage, and dark of her expressive eyes implored her father's forgiveness, hull of the vessel, which was for the present the haven of and parting blessing. The old man stood stricken and their hopes, were visible through the thick darkness to motionless, and, for a moment, he seemed undecided and the eager eyes of the two old men.

wavering, for nature pleaded strongly even in that induA few minutes more and the boat glided smoothly with rated heart. But the evil suggestions of that worser skilfully-directed movements alongside the ship; a pre- nature, which years had made all-powerful within him, concerted signal-word was spoken by Bartenau, and 'prevailed to crush down the risings of pity, and aifection, promptly answered by a man looking over the side of the and remorse. Pride—a hard, unconquerable, veritably vessel ; and a rope ladder was quickly thrown over the satanic pride-prevailed, and the old man, lifting his outside to facilitate the embarkation of the expected exiles. stretched hand, with the palm turned outwards towards It so happened that the preacher, Riberac, was on the the outcast, as if to intimate the impassable nature of the side of the boat nearest to the ship. So he first essayed gulf which was between them, turned away in silence, and to avail himself of the not very easy means of ascent with the assistance of those who had now returned to the which the hempen steps afforded. The stout boatman, ship's side, mounted the ladder with a firm step, and and those on board, assisted him to the utmost of their reached the deck. power ; but still the infirmity and stiffness of his time- The business of getting under weigh immediately began; bent figure rendered it no easy affair.

the boat was pushed off from the side, and Pauline was It was while he was in the act of being lifted rather once more alone in the world with her son. than stepping up the ship's side, that the steersman of the boat suddenly arose, and dropping the heavy cloak, confronted the merchant, who had also risen to his feet,

HIC JACET!" and pronounced the word

It had been the work of but a moment, this last and FATHER!"

eternal separation of the father and the daughter. The Yes, it was indeed the Huguenot's outcast daughter boat was already at some distance from the vessel ; the and her son, his grandchild, who had rendered this dan- young man had already resumed his place at the oar, and gerous service to her aged, oppressed, and fugitive father. Paulino remained still standing on the spot, and in the Well, indeed, might Louis Duperrier say that the old attitude in which she had confronted her father, as if man might entrust his life, or aught else that he held stricken speechless and motionless. Striken, indeed, she more precious, to the guidance of the conductors that he was, with a heavy blow. But it fell on a head long had provided for him !

since accustomed to the buffets of the world, disciplined Yes! it was indeed his lost daughter. The old man's to meek endurance, whose daily portion for many a long faculties were not so benumbed by the weight of years and weary year had been bitterness and sorrow; and the as to prevent his ear from instantly recognising the once broken reed had been too utterly crushed to be capable of familiar voice, though it pronounced but that single word much further injury. Yet the pang was a sharp one ; -"father !" But it was fated that another faculty and, after a moment or two, the outcast raised her meek


eyes to the hearen, whose light was now streaming down The morning showed that the Amsterdam vessel in the on the boat, and the ocean, and the town ; and her lips roadstead had quitted her moorings and departed; and a moved in giving utterance to a prayer, not unheard by few inquiries soon enabled the officials of the government Him to whom it was addressed.

to discover that the wealthy Huguenot merchant ot Niort,

and the noted preacher, had escaped in her. A slight furShe resumed her seat in the stern of the boat, and the ther investigation was sufficient to dissipate all the little mother and son began their return to the shore in mystery with which poor Pauline had sought to conceal silence, and with the utmost care on the part of the latter her name and history; and her share in enabling so imto deaden as much as possible the sound of his oars.

portant a prize to escape the fangs of the government

jackals was, of course, as soon discovered. Pauline rejoiced amid her sorrow, that she had not

The condemnation of her son to the galleys, and herself confided to her son the secret of their night expedition, to incarceration in the gaol at Niort, was the immediate and that he had not witnessed her father's recognition of result. The young man obtained his liberty eventually,

lle then

after some years of hardship and confinement. her in the boat. Indeed, she would probably have ab- made his way across France, and escaped over the fronstained from attempting that last chance of obtaining a tier to Geneva. father's blessing, had not an opportunity of doing so un- And but few more words, reader, are required to tell witnessed presented itself. She had changed her purpose

what remains of the history of tho Huguenot's daughter. in this respect twenty times during their passage to the the so bright-looking world without ; and she has now

From this same prison at Niort, she went forth into vessel ; and at last the making herself known to her returned to it, as to a home, which cren her reflections father had been the result of a momentary courage in- on these circumstances of her destiny seemed to indicate, spired by the opportunity. She had undertaken the

as fated to be her last resting-place. The mental anguish

occasioned by the fate of her son, and by the consideradangerous service which, by her son's aid, she had thus

tion that it bad fallen upon him in consequence of her performed, not with any view of thus bribing her father doing, and of his devotion to her wishes, joined to the to bestow his blessing and forgiveness, but truly for the physical privations and hardships she was subjected to sake of his safety. Several fugitive Protestants had been by the prison authorities, as a wholesome discipline corbetrayed by those who had undertaken to assist their all this together prevented her second imprisonment from

rective of heresy and promotive of siucere conversionescape ; and as it happened that her son, who was main- being a long one. taining her and himself in tolerable comfort by exercising ller weary, toilsome life-journey, was drawing to its

In less than a month at La Rochelle the trade of a watchmaker-learned from close. The goal was nearly won.

from the date of her return to the gaol of Niort, it was Pauline's old host at Niort—had the means of obtaining evident, cren to the dull-eyed and careless gaolers, that the use of a boat, she had determined to offer his services she was about to escape from their clutches. The agents to Duperrier, when he was looking out for some one to

of the monarchi’s proxy-practised piety, who were employed whom he could entrust his two guests. It was of course

to procure converts--as rats are killed, at so much a

head-permitted neither repose nor peace to visit her necessary to satisfy the worthy Duperrier of her own and death-bed. But they could not retard her harassed spiher son's trustworthiness for such an enterprise ; and rit in its progress towards its rest. The days that rethis she had no means of doing, except by confiding to

mained to them for the operation of the conversion were

clearly numbered; so they made the best use of the She had done this, and had time. Menaces of vividly-painted eternal torinents, and him the entire truth. found means of proving to him the truth of her story. promises of as minutely-detailed conditions of bliss, were And it was the impression produced on the good citizen | lavished alternately with equally ineffectual zeal. Rigorby this confidence that had caused the strangeness of his

ous treatment was adopted as affording a slight foretaste

of what was in store for those who obstinately rejected manner to Bartenau at parting with him on the beach.

the mercics of mother church. But these only hastened As for the young watchmaker, he knew only that they the victim's release. were to assist in the escape of some fugitive Iluguenot, At last the Wiary spirit fled! She had long since in whose safety his mother was especially interested. It ceased to make any reply to the urgent importunities of

the priest, who was so anxious to put her down, in his bill was Panline's intention to tell him afterwards who it was

against the king, as a proselyte. But it fortunately hapthat he had conveyed on board; but at present it was es- pened that he was alone with the perverse herctic when sential that their return to the shore should be achieved she expired. It was not fair that so much zeal and labour in silence, and as quickly as might be. So the young crucifix into the now passive hands, placed them as if she

should be lost, so the worthy priest hastily crammed a man pulled vigorously, and with as little noise from his had died in the act of pressing it to her lips, and reported muffled oars as possible, towards the unfrequented part of her as a good and warranted case of conversion, though the beach from which they had started.

a very hard one. But, alas ! that sudden breaking away of the clouds, of his conscience-lodger against heaven. But when the

The king paid the cash, and booked it in the credit side which had suffered the moonlight to show the Huguenot universal accounts are made up, it will be found that there and his daughter to each other during their last earthly was an error somewhere ! interview, was fatal to the safe return of the latter and So the Huguenot's daughter died thus in the prison

where she had been born ; and, in consequence of the her son from their perilous enterprise. Their boat was

priest's fraud, was buried in the gloomy little nook of seen traversing the now moonlit sea by some of the consecrated ground, which was then used as a buryingcoast-guard, who patrolled the quays and the neighbour- place for those who died in the gaol. ing shore, and a party, watching its movements, stationed

The atrocious persecutions which followed the revocathemselves so as to be able to make prisoners of those in and more ineffaceable mark on the popular mind in France

tion of the edict of Nantes, have nowhere left a deeper her, whoever they might be, when they landed. So that than in Poitou, and especially in the districts of Niort when Pauline and the young man, supposing they had and La Rochelle. Many a domestic tradition of oppresreached the land without having been observed, stepped sion and suffering may yet be picked up there ; and that SCOTTISH RIVER S.-No. II.

which we have here recorded is attached to a small square from their boat upon the beach, they were immedi

stone in the wall of the gloomy spot above mentioned, ately surrounded, arrested, au nom de roi, and con- which bears the name and date, “ Pauline BARTENAU, ducted to the guard-house till the morning.

A.D. 1686."

TIIE TWEED-Continued.


We now come to that part of the course of the | This catastrophe took place at the conclusion of Tweed, extending from its junction with the the battle of Melrose, in 1526, fought between the united rivers Ettrick and Yarrow, to the mouth Earls of Angus and Home, and the two chiefs of of Gala water. Although this small portion of the race of Kerr, on the one side, and Buccleuch the stream does not possess many very fine na- and his clan on the other, in sight of young King tural features, it yet teems with associations James V., the possession of whose person was the which are now, and ever will be, to the end of object of the contest. The names of various time, interesting to all mankind, and therefore it localities between Melrose and Abbotsford have cannot be passed over with indifference. Whilst reference to this battle, as Skirmish-field, Chargewe, for our part, participate largely in these more law, &c. The spot where Buccleuch's retainer general feelings and attractions, we, as an indi- terminated the pursuit of the victors, by turning vidual, have our own reasons for looking with an upon them and giving Kerr of Cessford, ancestor especially affectionato remembrance on this part of the Dukes of Roxburghe, his death wound, was of the river, not as entirely isolated by itself, but ever afterwards called Turn-again. All these as forming a part of that large stretch, extending were powerful and attractive associations to such all the way down to Dryburgh, which, nearly fifty a mind as that of Sir Walter, and after Abbotsyears ago, was the grand scene of the piscatorial ford became his residence, it was, as we have ocexploits of our boyhood, when we were wont to casion to know from experience, always one of his establish our headquarters at Melrose. But con- first objects to walk his guests up over the hill to fining ourselves, in the meanwhile, to this particu- Turn-again. His own description of his purchase lar portion which we have now especially defined, is to be found in his letter to his brother-in-law, we cannot look back to what we remember it, at the Mr. Carpenter, as given by Mr. Lockhart. time when we first became acquainted with it, with- “I have bought for about £4000 a property out wondering at the extraordinary change which in the neighbourhood, extending along the banks the whole face of nature has undergone. Were we of the river Tweed for about half a mile. It to say that it was then altogether a pastoral coun- is very bleak at present, having little to retry, we might not perhaps be strictly accurate as commend it but the vicinity of the river ; but to fact, as it certainly might have exhibited some as the ground is well adapted by nature to cultivated fields here and there. But we can grow wood, and is considerably various in form with truth declare that the impression left on our and appearance, I have no doubt that by judimind is that of a simple pastoral district, where, cious plantations it may be rendered a very as we sauntered listlessly along the primrose- pleasant spot; and it is at present very great scented margin of the pellucid stream, wading in, amusement to plan the various lines which may now and then, to make our casts here and there, be necessary for that purpose. The farm comwith the nicest selection of spot, and the most prehends about a hundred acres, of which I shall scrupulous care of hand, our progress up the stream keep fifty in pasture and tillage, and plant all was altogether unobstructed by fences of any kind, the rest, which will be a very valuable little posnor were we ever tormented by the entanglement session in a few years, as wood bears a high price of our flies on the boughs of trees, seeing that no among us. I intend building a small cottage here such thing as a tree presented itself within the for my summer abode.” circle of our horizon. Now, on the contrary, the Such was the germ from which grew the whole country is under the richest rotation of accumulated property, and the strange fantastic crops, the fields being all enclosed, and every structure, which now form the estate and mansionwhere intersected with hedgerows and belts of house of Abbotsford. There cannot be a doubt vigorously thriving plantations. The estate of that, from early associations, the whole of this Abbotsford itself makes up a large part of the neighbourhood possessed secret charms for him, whole, and the active improvements and embel- which were altogether uninfluential and powerless lishments which Sir Walter Scott effected on it, as regarded those who merely looked at the counprobably operated as an example and excitement try, and estimated it according to the real value to his neighbours.

of its landscape features, not to mention the We believe we have already stated that it was vicinity of Melrose abbey, which of itself must have in 1811 that Scott made his first purchase of had great charms for him. One important cirland here. At one time he thought of acquiring cumstance which Scott, as an antiquary, highly two adjoining farms, but prudence prevailing with valued, was that of the great line of ancient him, he made up his mind that one of them would British defence called the Catrail, which was to be sufficient for him to begin with. This had long be seen from his windows, belting, as it were, the had a peculiar interest in his eyes, because it con- natural headland, that projected itself on the tained a long rude stone, marking the spot, opposite side of the river, between the Tweed and “Where gallant Cessford's life-blood dear,

the Gala." This vast warfence,” says Chalmers in Recked on dark Elliot's boider spear."

his ‘Caledonia,' “can only be referred, for its con



struction, to the Romanized Britons who, after been of three times the magnitude, Abbotsford the abdication of the Roman government, had might have proved an imposing structure ; but its this country to defend against the intrusion of the present proportions are such as to produce anything Saxons, on the east, during the fifth century, the but associations of sublimity in the mind of the bedarkest period of our history. Its British name, holder. Yet still it is certainly picturesque, and its connection with the British hill-forts, the saturated as it is with associations connected with peculiarity of its course, and the nature of its for- Scott, it is doubtless doomed to be visited in pilmation, all evince that its structure can refer to grimage by countless myriads, from all parts of no other people, and its epoch to no other period the world, so long as one stone of it shall remain of our annals.” It consists simply of a large fosse, upon another. Whilst he, the genius of the place, with a rampart on either side.

was there to preside over its hospitalities, the Such,” says Mr. Lockhart, was the terri- mere form of the structure where he administered tory on which Scott's prophetic eye already beheld them, was little thought of. One's whole soul rich pastures embosomed among flourishing was fixed on the kind and courteous host, with an groves, where his children's children should thank eager desire to catch up and hoard the treasures the founder." We have already said enough on of literary conversation, which he was continually this subject, when at Ashiestiel, to preclude all scattering around him with the utmost simplicity necessity for further remarks here, but let us con- of manner. How do we look back with delight sider the nature of the place on which he proposed on all this--and, alas ! with what sadness do we to produce so magical a change. The part of it recall that day when his funeral obsequies took that borders the Tweed consists of a large and place—when we followed his remains in humble very beautiful flat haugh, around the margin of sorrow ! But into any description of these we which the river flows gently and clearly over its need not enter, seeing that it was our lot to give beds of sparkling pebbles. It must be remarked, a full account of this melancholy scene immehowever, that although we have called it beauti- diately after it took place, in the Number of this ful simply as a haugh, it is devoid of any feature Magazine for November 1832. of interest enough to make it valuable as We must now request our gentle reader to portion of the pleasure-grounds of a place. cross the stream of the Tweed with us, to its left From the haugh arises a steepish, though bank, in order that we may cursorily examine, not very high bank, which is covered by the together, the course of Gala Water. thriving young trees which the poet planted.

“Braw, braw lads on Yarrow braes, Above this bank runs the public road to Selkirk,

Ye wander through the blooming heather, and the house stands half-way down between it

But Yarrow braes, nor Ettrick shaws

Can match the lads o' Gala Water." and the haugh, on a flat shelf of ground, which is This is the first verse of the more modern words entirely occupied by it, the courtyard, and the gar- of Burns, adapted to the old native melody. The den. · The approach to it turns off from the public road at an angle so acute, as to be absolutely dan- very old words run thus,

“Braw, braw lads of Gala Water, gerous, and before the trees got sufficiently up so

Oh braw lads of Gala Water, as thoroughly to mask the house, any blackguard

I'll kilt my coats aboon my knee, going along the road might have broken its win

And follow my love through the water;" dows with a stone. Above the Selkirk road, the and we quote this for the sole reason of remarking broad face of the hill rises at an easy angle, and that, in the olden time, no lady, shepherdess or before Sir Walter enclosed, and cultivated, and nymph, could have followed her lover at all withplanted it en ferme ornée, it presented as tame and out using the precaution here mentioned, seeing uninteresting a stretch of ground as could well be that whether he went up or down the glen she remet with in any part of the world. We do not say quired to wade the river at every two or three that the taste of the landscape gardening here is to hundred yards of her way. “The Vale," says be considered as perfect. And when we look at the Mr. Chambers, “is singularly tortuous, so that building and grounds with a critical eye, it does the road from Edinburgh to Melrose and Jedappear to be most wonderful that a genius which burgh, which proceeds along the face of the hills could from its own fancy conjure up ideal pictures, on the east side, is at least a third longer than so full of grandeur and of beauty as are exhibited the crowflight”—which crowflight, be it observed, by many of those which are to be found in his must have necessarily represented the line of works, should have produced nothing better than that of the lover and the lady. But this reference these when he came to have to deal with realities. is to the present road, which, being engineered by But so far as the decoration of the estate is con- modern skill, runs round all the salient faces of the cerned, we must not forget that Sir Walter hills, and sweeps into all their retiring hollows, considered that in his circumstances he had to in order to preserve its level. Our old recollecattend to the utile as well as the dulce. In tions enable us to recall the more ancient road, regard to the house itself, we cannot help con- which ran along the western side of the glen, sidering it as an extremely anomalous building. and which went very resolutely on to its object, Ilow often do we see that the structure which in straight lines, most unscrupulously regardless produces the grandest effect, when erected of suf- of the steep acclivities and descents to which it ficiently large proportions, becomes quite ludierous subjected the traveller, but of course we take it when built en petit. Had the towers and turrets, for granted that even the creation of this old and other members of the building, individually road was long after the period when the more

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