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blood, had but a small “visiting ac- said, very loud : In these anxious quaintance” in town ;-fresh from times, public men dispense with cereeconomical colonisation on the Con- mony. I crave an introduction to tinent, or from distant provinces in Mr Darrell.” Thus pressed, poor these three kingdoms. Mrs Haugh- Mrs Haughton, without looking up, ton's rooms were well lighted. There muttered out, “Mr Adolphus Poole was music for some, whist for others, Mr Darrell,” and turned to welcome tea, ices, cakes, and a crowd, for all."
fresh comers. Át ten o'clock-the rooms already “Mr Darrell," said Mr Poole, bownearly filled, and Mrs Haughton, as ing to the ground, "this is an honour.” she stood at the door, anticipating Darrell gave the speaker one glance with joy that happy hour when the of his keen eye, and thought to himstaircase would become inaccessible self,—“If I were still at the bar, I -the head attendant, sent with the should be sorry to hold a brief for ices from the neighbouring confec- that fellow.” However, he returned tioner, announced in a loud voice, the bow formally, and, bowing again “Mr Haughton-Mr Darrell." at the close of a highly complimentary
At that latter name a sensation address with which Mr Poole followed thrilled the assembly-the name so up his opening sentence, expressed much in every one's mouth at that himself“ much flattered,” and thought period, nor least in the mouths of the he had escaped ; but wherever he great middle class, on whom—though went through the crowd, Mr Poole the polite may call them “ a sad mix- contrived to follow him, and claim his ture,” cabinets depend—could not notice by remarks on the affairs of the fail to be familiar to the ears of Mrs day-the weather—the funds—the Haughton's “visiting acquaintance.” crops. At length Darrell perceived, The interval between his announce sitting aloof in a corner, an excellent ment and his ascent from the hall to man, whom indeed it surprised him the drawing-room was busily filled up to see in a London drawing-room, but by murmured questions to the smil. who, many years ago, when Darrell ing hostess, “Darrell ! what! the was canvassing the enlightened conDarrell ! Guy Darrell ! greatest man stituency of Ouzelford, had been on a of the day! A connection of yours ļ visit to the chairman of his committee Bless me, you don't say so ?” Mrs an influential trader-and having Haughton began to feel nervous. Was connections in the town-and, being Lionel right? Could the man who a very high character, had done him had only been a lawyer at the back good service in the canvass. Darrell of Holborn really be, now, such a rarely forgot a face, and never a servery, very great man-greatest man vice. At any time he would have of the day? Nonsense !
been glad to see the worthy man once Ma'am,” said one pale, puff- more, but at that time he was gratecheeked, flat-nosed gentleman, in a ful indeed. very large white waistcoat, who was “Excuse me,” he said bluntly to waiting by her side till a vacancy in Mr Poole, “but I see an old friend.” one of the two whist-tables should He moved on, and thick as the crowd occur—“Ma'am, I'm an enthusiastic had become, it made way with respect, admirer of Mr Darrell. You say he as to royalty, for the distinguished is a connection of yours? Present orator. The buzz of admiration as me to him.”
he passed-louder than in drawingMrs Haughton nodded flutteringly, rooms more refined--would have had for, as the gentleman closed his re- sweeter music than Grisi’s most artquest, and tapped a large gold snuff- ful quaver to a vainer_man-nay, box, Darrell stood before her-Lionel once on a time to him. But-sugarclose at his side, looking positively plums come too late! He gained the sheepish. The great man said a few corner, and roused the solitary sitter. civil words, and was gliding into the “My dear Mr Hartopp, do you not room to make way for the press be- remember me
e-Guy Darrell ? hind him, when he of the white waist- “ Mr Darrell !” cried the ex-mayor coat, touching Mrs Haughton's arm, of Gatesboro', rising, “who could and staring Darrell full in the face, think that you would remember me?"
“What! not remember those ten Ouzelford ; and between you and me, stubborn voters, on whom, all and Mr Darrell, that is the reason why I singly, I had lavished my powers of consented to come to town. Do not argument in vain? You came, and suppose that I would have a daughter with the brief words, 'John-Ned— finished unless there was a husband Dick-oblige me-vote for Darrell!' at hand who undertook to be responthe men were convinced the votes sible for the results." won. That's what I call eloquence” “You retain your wisdom, Mr -(sotto voce—“Confound that fellow! Hartopp ; and I feel sure that not still after me !"- Aside to Hartopp) even your fair partner could have -“Oh! may I ask who is that Mr brought you up to London unless you -what's his name—there, in the had decided on the expediency of white waistcoat ?"
coming. Do you remember that I “Poole,"answered Hartopp. “Who told you the day you so admirably is he, sir ? A speculative man. He settled a dispute in our committeeis connected with a new Company-I room, 'it was well you were not born am told it answers. Williams (that's a king, for you would have been an my foreman—a very long head he has irresistible tyrant ?'” too) has taken shares in the Company, "Hush ! hush !" whispered Harand wanted me to do the same, but topp in great alarm, “if Mrs H. ’tis not in my way. And Mr Poole should hear you! What an observer may be a very honest man, but he you are, sir. I thought I was a judge does not impress me with that idea. of character-but I was once deceivI have grown careless; I know I am ed. I dare say you never were.” liable to be taken in-I was so once “You mistake,” answered Darrell, —and therefore I avoid ‘Companies' wincing, "you deceived! How?" upon principle--especially when they “Oh, a long story, sir. It was an promise thirty per cent, and work elderly man—the most agreeable, incopper mines-Mr Poole has a copper teresting companion-à vagabond mine.'
nevertheless-and such a pretty beAnd deals in brass, you may see witching little girl with him, his it in his face! But you are not in grandchild. I thought he might town for good, Mr Hartopp? If I have been a wild harum-scarum chap remember right, you were settled at in his day, but that he had a true Gatesboro' when we last meet.” sense of honour"-(Darrell, wholly
“ And so I am still--or rather in uninterested in this narrative, supthe neighbourhood. I am gradually pressed a yawn, and wondered when retiring from business, and grown it would end). "Only think, sir, just more and more fond of farming. But as I was sayivg to myself, “I know I have a family, and we live in en- character-I never was taken in,' lightened times, when children re- down comes a smart fellow - the quire a finer education than their man's own son—and tells memor parents had. Mrs Hartopp thought rather he suffers a lady who comes my daughter Anna Maria was in need with him to tell me--that this of some 'finishing lessons'-very fond charming old gentleman of high of the harp is Anna Maria- and so sense of honour was a returned conwe have taken a house in London vict—been transported for robbing for six weeks. That's Mrs Hartopp his employer.” yonder, with the bird on her head-- Pale, breathless, Darrell listened, bird of paradise, I believe-Williams not unheeding now. “What was the says that birds of that kind never rest. name of-of" That bird is an exception—it has “ The convict? He called himrested on Mrs Hartopp's head for self Chapman, but the son's name hours together, every evening since was Losely-Jasper." we have been in town."
“Ah !" "faltered Darrell, recoiling, Significant of your connubial fe- “and you spoke of a little girl ?" licity, Mr Hartopp."
“Jasper Losely's daughter; he May it be so of Anna Maria's. came after her with a magistrate's She is to be married when her educa- warrant. The old miscreant had cartion is finished-married, by the by, ried her off,—to teach her his own to a son of your old friend Jessop, of swindling ways, I suppose. Luckily
you sure ?"
she was then in my charge. I gave you, sir-do;” and turning round her back to her father, and the very with petulant quickness, he beheld respectable-looking lady he brought again Mr Adolphus Poole. It rewith him. Some relation, I pre- quires an habitual intercourse with sume.
equals to give perfect and invariable “What was her name, do you re- control of temper to a man of irrimember ?”
table nerves and frank character; and Crane."
though, where Darrell really liked, he “Crane !-Crane !” muttered Dar- had much sweet forbearance, and rell, as if trying in vain to tax his where he was indifferent much stately memory with that name. “So he courtesy, yet, when he was offended, said the child was his daughter—are he could be extremely uncivil. “Sir,
he cried, almost stamping his foot, “Oh, of course he said so, and the “your importunities annoy me; Í lady too. But can you be acquainted request you to cease them. with them, sir ?”
“Oh, I ask your pardon,” said Mr “Il-no! Strangers to me, except Poole, with an angry growl. “I by repute. Liars—infamous liars ! have no need to force myself on any But have the accomplices quarrelled man. But I beg you to believe that - I mean the son and father--that if I presumed to seek your acquaint
Ι the father should be exposed and ance, it was to do you a service, sirdenounced by the son ?”.
yes, a private service, sir.” He low"I conclude so. I never saw them ered his voice into a whisper, and laid again. But you believe the father his finger on his nose—“There's one really was, then, a felon, a convict- Jasper Losely, sir--eh? Oh, sir, no excuse for him-no extenuating I'm no mischief-maker.
I respect circumstances ? There was some- family secrets. Perhaps I might be thing in that man, Mr Darrell, that of use, perhaps not.” made one love him-positively love “Certainly not to me, sir," said him; and when I had to tell him Darrell, flinging the cloak he had now that I had given up the child he found across his shoulders, and stridtrusted to my charge, and saw his ing from the house. When he entered grief, I felt a criminal myself." his carriage, the footman stood wait
Darrell said nothing, but the cha- ing for orders. Darrell was long in racter of his face was entirely altered giving them. “Anywhere for half -stern, hard, relentless—the face of an hour—to St Paul's, then home.” an inexorable judge. Hartopp, lift- But on returning from this objecting his eyes suddenly to that coun- less plunge into the City, Darrell tenance, recoiled in awe.
pulled the check-string_"" To Bel“You think I was a criminal !” he grave Square—Lady Dulcett’s.” said piteously.
The concert was half over ; but “I think we are both talking too Flora Vyvyan had still guarded, as much, Mr Hartopp, of a gang of mis- she had promised, a seat beside hererable swindlers, and I advise you to self for Darrell, by lending it for the dismiss the whole remembrance of in- present to one of her obedient vassals. tercourse with any of them from your Herface brightened as she saw Darrell honest breast, and never to repeat to enter and approach. The vassal surother ears the tale you have poured rendered the chair. Darrell appeared into mine. Men of honour should to be in the highest spirits; and I crush down the very thought that firmly believe that he was striving to approaches them to knaves !" the utmost in his power-what
Thus saying, Darrell moved off with to make himself agreeable to Flora abrupt rudeness, and passing quickly Vyvyan? No; to make Flora Vyvyan back through the crowd, scarcely agreeable to himself. The man did noticed Mrs Haughton by a retreat- not presume that a fair young lady ing nod, nor heeded Lionel at all, could be in love with him ; perhaps but hurried down the stairs. He he believed that, at his years, to be was impatiently searching for his impossible. But he asked what seemed cloak in the back parlour, when a much easier, and was much hardervoice behind said, ““Let me assist he asked to be himself in love. VOL. LXXXIII.—NO. DXI.
ANTIQUITIES OF KERTCH.
War, with all its horrors and cala- lying in the line which forms the mities, is sure still to bring some com- most direct land-passage from the pensations in its train. Conquest southern portions of Western Asia to and civilisation have often made their the central countries of Europe, has advance together. Commerce has probably been traversed or touched followed where the invader had first by most of the important tribes that set his foot, and science should be have travelled westward from the ready to enter at every avenue of great cradle of nations. As Müller knowledge which may be opened up observesby the sword. In different ages, the lawless aggressions of Alexander and deed long been notorious as a Babel of
“The south-east of Europe has in. of Napoleon were made subservient tongues. Herodotus* (iv. 24) tells us to scientific results, and the just and that caravans of Greek merchants, fol. necessary operations of warfare in our lowing the course of the Volga upward own day ought not to be destitute of to the Ural Mountains, were accompanied similar benefits.
by seven interpreters, speaking seven The presence of our armies on the different languages. These must bave shores of the Black Sea during the comprised Slavonic, Tataric, and Finnic late contest with Russia, has caused dialects, spoken in those countries in the
time of Herodotus as at the present day. or encouraged investigations of various kinds which cannot fail to be
In yet earlier times the south-east of permanently profitable. “The Lan- Europe was the first resting place for
the nations who transplanted the seeds guages of the Seat of War in the
of Asia to European soil. Three roads East” have been the subject of a
were open to their north-westward mimasterly essay by one of our greatest grations. One, east of the Caspian Sea philologers—Mr Max Müllerof Oxford and west of the Ural Mountains, leading -in which he has taken from that to the north of Asia and Europe. Anpoint of view, as from a great central other, on the Caucasian Isthmus, whence height, a clear and comprehensive they would advance along the northern survey of the most important forms coast of the Black Sea, and following the of speech in Europe and Asia. The course of the Dniepr, Dniestr, or Danube, wide and wonderful prospect thus
be led into Russia and Germany. А
third road was defined by the Taurus presented is intimately associated with the history of the human race
through Asia Minor, to the point where the
Hellespont marks the path of the Helat large, as well as with the origin lenes into Greece and Italy. While and character of the different nations
the main stream of the Arian nations or tribes who have successively peo- passed on, carrying its waves to the pled those scenes; and the more re- northern and western shores of Europe, cent and more special work which is it formed a kind of eddy in the Carpathe immediate occasion of this article, thian Peninsula, and we may still distends to throw light on the same
cover in the stagnating dialects north and topics of ethnological inquiry.
south of the Danube, the traces of the Its fertile soil and central position since become the ruling nations of Eu
flux and reflux of those tribes who have have made the Crimea from very
rope. ancient times a frequent field of con
The barbarian inroads, which,
from the seventh century after Christ, intention among different competitors. fested the regions of civilisation and led It is the general, and it seems to to the destruction of the Greek and Robe the sound opinion, that the present man Empires, followed all the same inhabitants of Europe have immi- direction. The country near the Danube grated from the East, and the Crimea, and the Black Sea has been for ages the
Antiquities of Kertch, and Researches in the Cimmerian Bosphorus.
By D. M'PHERSON, M.D. London, 1857.
An interesting and lucid account of the early inhabitants of Russia, founded on the researches of Safarik and others, is found in a pamphlet by KURD DE SCHLOEZER, Les premiers Habitants de lu Russie, Paris, 1846.
battle-field of Asia and Europe. Each from a root signifying “ darkness.” language settled there on the confines of But the geography of Homer, even if civilisation and barbarism, recalls a chap- capable of being consistently localised ter of history."
in all its parts, is attended with wellOf the three routes just mentioned, known difficulties. Dr M‘Pherson, it seems clear that, at least after following Mr Danby Seymour in his Greece and Asia Minor had been Russia on the Black Sea, adopts the occupied by powerful nations, the theory of some German geographers, middle line which passes between in making that region the scene of the Caspian and the Black Sea the wanderings of Ulysses in the would be the most resorted to by Odyssey. According to that view, the Arian or Indo-Germanic im- the Crimea exhibits the Læstrygonian migrants. It leads directly from coast of the poet, whose inhabitants Persia to the South-eastern plains of resembled not men but giants; while Russia, and in the small Ossetian it is a part of the same hypothesis tribe still settled in the Caucasus, that our old friends, Scylla and and supposed to be of Persian or Charybdis, mentioned in this portion Median blood, we have the clear of Homer's story, are not to be asvestiges of an Indo-Germanic lan- signed, as is generally done, to the guage, which, in Müller's somewhat Straits of Messina, but are to be fanciful words, “ surrounded on all found at the northern entrance of sides by tongues of different origin, the Thracian Bosphorus in the neighstands out like a block of granite bourhood of the Symplegades Islands. errant in the midst of sandstone Much may be said, as usual, on both strata, a strayed landmark of the sides of these controversies. But, migrations of the Arian tribes.” To perhaps, the safest and best solution the weary wayfarers thus journey- of them is, that these outlying localiing on their uncertain course, the ties in the Homeric poems, and in Crimea must have shone out pleas- the heroic legends of Greece geneantly amidst the uniformity of the rally, are places upapproachable by surrounding, steppes; and it has sea or land ; that the mythical muse, accordingly been said, that this pen- when dealing with distant places and insula has from first to last en remote events, cared little either for occupied or overrun by not less than geography or chronology; and that seventy successive nations, of many to delineate accurately the course of whom its language, condition, and of Ulysses between Troy and Ithaca, antiquities, still present important would be as difficult a task as to find traces.
the latitude of Lilliput, to lay down The Cimmerians mentioned in his- in a chart the voyages of Sinbad tory as the earliest inhabitants of the Sailor, or to land, like Shakethis district, have sometimes been speare, on the sea-coast of Bohemia. said to be the same people with the In deference, however, to those Cimbri, found at a later period in who advocate á Euxine Íocalisation possession of Jutland, and who in- of Homer, we may here insert Pope's vaded the Roman empire from the translation of the passage in the oth north. But the conjecture seems to Book of the Odyssey, which these rest on no better foundation than a writers conceive to be a description similarity of the names, which cannot of Balaklava, though we fear that be regarded as sufficient to support many another bay in Italy and elseit. À question has also been raised where might equally have sate for as to the identity of the historical the picture. Cimmerians of the Black Sea, with the race mentioned by Homer under
“ Within a long recess a bay there lies
Edged round with cliffs, high pointing that appellation, but whose locality to the skies. is generally referred to Italy. The The jutting shores, that swell on either name here seems to be nothing, as side, “Cimmerian” is probably a generic
Contract its mouth, and break the rushterm applicable to any people living
Our enger sailors seize the fair retreat, at a distance from the sun, the word And bound within the port their crowded being apparently of Phænician origin,