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From that fit of insensibility he awoke in another and I hope open place, crowded with people of all sorts and sizes. Making a better world.
my way onward amongst
their feet, though not without many I was now an outcast-a wanderer over the face of the earth. a bitter curse and hearty kick, I arrived at a singular wooden I went forth, wretched and desponding, moralising upon the erection, like a signpost, with a rope hanging from it, and dreadful lengths to which their love of gold will lead our mas- underneath a cart with three men in it. I uttered a yelp of ters, mankind. “Oh!" thought I, “if we but take a bone joy, for in one of the three I recognised my long-lost master! from a larder-shelf to satisfy our hunger, how we are abused, To join him was of course my immediate impulse, and I accordsworn at, and flogged! Yet the same man who will punish ingly sprang into the cart, but was rudely hurled out of it us for a trifling theft, will not hesitate to wrong or murder by one of the other men; and ere I could repeat my attempt, his neighbour for a few worthless, perishable pieces of yellow the vehicle moved away, the wheel passing over my body, and metal. Oh, destiny, how I thank thee, despite my sufferings, breaking three of my ribs. I looked again. I saw a human that I was not born a man! What sordid, selfish wretches figure swinging in the wind—a single convulsive struggle of these men are! Their thoughts from morning until night are the legs, and all was over. It was my master-he died the occupied with speculations intended to promote their own same death that had been inflicted upon my mother. “Well," comfort, their own aggrandizement. The dog alone loves thought I, “I shall never again express my wonder that men his master better than himself, and will lay down his life in should be so fond of hanging us, for I now perceive that they his defence. Man is a base, selfish wretch. The dog alone likewise hang one another.” I was in too great pain from my honours and practises generosity uninfluenced by hope of re- broken ribs to make my way to the body of my poor master: compense."
I strove to crawl as near the post from which it was suspended I soon afterwards met with another master. For a time he as I could, and as I lay there I heard an old man say, “ Ah, treated me well enough, and but for an untoward accident II knew it would be thus : he began with dog-fighting and might still have remained in his service. While sitting one badger-baiting—'twas but the first step to lead him to the day peaceably beholding the industry of my new master, who gallows !" was a turf cutter, I heard at a distance a prodigious clamour After a while the body of my master was taken down, but as if of a number of dogs engaged in conflict. Being old and I was not suffered to approach it. It was concealed from my peaceably inclined, it occurred to me that I could not do bet- sight in a long narrow box, with a black cloth over it, some ter than hurry to the spot and exert myself to effect a recon- what similar to the one from which in life he used to make me ciliation. Of therefore I set as fast as my old legs would pull the badger. A hole was dug in the ground beneath the carry me. Before, however, I arrived at the scene of riot, si: post, the box thrown into it, and the earth being shovelled in, lence had ensued, and I was about to return, when I perceived falling heavily upon it, recalled me to a sense of my situation, a stout-looking man engaged in pelting with huge stones two and I went forth once more, a houseless wanderer and an illa or three wretched, half-starved looking little dogs, that were starred cur.
H. D. R. endeavouring, howling with pain, to make their escape from his cruel attack. I raised a loud barking, encouraging the dogs in our own language to get out of his way, hoping also R.N., while on service with the preventive squadron in 1828,
HORRORS OF THE SLAVE TRADE.—Commander Castle, that the noise might frighten their assailant, and induce him in command of H.M.S. Medina, captured the Spanish brig to desist from his barbarous amusement. I thought that ! El Juan, with 407 slaves on board. had succeeded in my design, for the ruffian ran away as fast
It appeared that, owing as he could ; but determined to give him a lesson, I resolved much as to alarm the negroes, who made a rush to the grat
to a press of sail during the chase, the El Juan had heeled so to terrify him to the utmost, and so gave chase. Of the result of this encounter I need not inform you, as you are already ing.. The crew thought they were attempting to rise, and acquainted with it from the account of the "Man” himself
, getting out their arms, they fired upon the wretched slaves as published in the 12th number of your Journal. I have, how through the grating, till all was quiet in the hold. When
Captain Castle went on board, the negroes were brought up, ever, in justice to my own character, to state, that it was not
one living and one dead shackled together; it was an awful cowardice which prevented my biting him, and which induced me to put up with his ducking, &c, without resistance. It tain Castle said he never saw anything so horrible in his
scene of carnage and blood; one mass of human gore. Capwas not cowardice—it was the singular resemblance which he life. In the year 1831, the Black Joke and Fair Rosamond bore to my wicked master. That alone saved him from a hearty shaking. But he shall not long escape. No; I am in fell in with the Rapido and Regulo, two slave vessels, off the the dăily habit of walking up and down Sackville Street, in Bonny river. On perceiving the cruisers they attempted to hopes of meeting with him, when, old as I am, I shall manage they ran into a creek, and commenced pitching the negroes
make their escape up the river ; but finding it impracticable, to make my teeth, or rather their stumps, acquainted with overboard. The Fair Rosamond came up in time to save his calves. I could not, on my return to the turf bog, find my master; other, she had discharged her whole human cargo into the
212 slaves out of the Regulo, but before she could secure the and as I was on the road to look for him, I met with an old beggarman, who coaxed me over to him, regaled me with a
sea. Captain Huntley, who was then in command of the Rocrust, and in short exhibited so kindly a disposition, that, not horrid conduct of the Rapido I am unable to describe; but
samond, in a letter, remarks—“ The scene occasioned by the feeling myself bound to my late owner by similar ties which the dreadful extent to which the
human mind is capable of had linked my destiny with that of him who had rescued me from the horsepond, † resolved I would seek after him no fur falling was never shown in a more painfully humiliating manther, but join company with the good-hearted old beggarman ing condemnation of property amounting to perhaps 30001.,
ner than on this occasion, when, for the mere chance of avert-the same, doubtless, so irreverently spoken of by the Man" in his ill-natured paper--(oh! that Ì had him by the leg this not less than 250 human beings were
hurled into eternity with
utter remorselessness." moment !) I did not, however, remain long with him, for he was taken up by an overfed bloated-looking variety of his HYPOCRISY.-Hypocrisy is, of all vices, the most hateful species and lodged in prison, for no fault but that involuntary to man; because it combines the malice of guilt with the meanone of being poor; and as I would not be permitted to share ness of deception. Of all vices it is the most dangerous; behis confinement, I wandered forth, and soon met with another cause its whole machinery is constructed on treachery, through master.
the means of confidence, on compounding virtue with vice, on Thus going from one to another—now feasting, now en- making the noblest qualities of our nature minister to the most during the most agonizing hunger, now received with kind- profligate purposes of our ruin. It erects a false light where ness, now with blows--passed away the next five or six years it declares a beacon, and destroys by the very instrument blaof my superannuated being. I longed to know what had be- zoned as a security. come of my master, ruffian as he was, and my wanderings had Cant resembles a young wife married to an ancient hus. for their object the discovery of his abode. For several years. I band : she weds religion, looking forward to live by his death. roamed unsuccessfully: no traces of him could I perceive;
his ancient haunts had all been abandoned ; his former com
Printed and published every Saturday by GUNN and CAMERON, at the Office panions unvisited. At length, coming one morning into a of the General Advertiser, No. 6, Church Lane, College Green, Dublin. country town, I observed an unusual bustle in the streets; Agents : -R. GROOMBRIDGE, Panyer Alley, Paternoster Row, London; great multitudes of people hurrying along ; and, what sur. Simms and DINHAM, Exchange Street, Manchester ; C. DAVIRS, North prised me most, all in one direction. Determined to see what
John Street, Liverpool ; J. DRAKE, Birmingham ; SLOCOMBE & SIMNS,
Leeds; Frazer and CRAWFORD, George Street, Edinburgh; and This meant, I followed the stream, and presently came to an DAVID ROBERTSON, Trongate, Glasgow.
TULLY CASTLE, COUNTY OF FERMANAGH, LOOKING OVER LOUGH ERNE. We have chosen the prefixed view of the Castle of Tully as a yet been included in the books concocted for the use of pleasubject for illustration, less from any remarkable picturesque sure tourists in Ireland. ness of character or historical interest connected with the But Lough Erne will not be thus neglected or unapprecastle itself, than for the opportunity which is thus afforded ciated much longer. Its beauties have been discovered and us of making a few remarks on the beautiful lake—the Wi- been eulogised by strangers, who have taught us to set a juster pandermere of Ireland, as Mr Inglis happily called it—on the value on the landscape beauties which Providence bas so bank of which it is situated. We cannot conceive any cir- bountifully given to our country; and it will soon be a recumstance that better illustrates the truth of the general prin- proach to us to be unfamiliar with them. ciple that, as Shakspeare expresses it, “what we have we It would be utterly impossible, within the limits necessarily prize not at its worth,” than the fact that Lough Erne—the assigned to our topographical articles, to give any detailed admiration and delight of strangers, the most extensive and account of a lake so extensive as Lough Erne, and whose at. beautifully diversified sheet of water in Ireland—is scarcely tractive features are so numerous; but as these features shall known as an object of interest and beauty to the people of from time to time be included among our subjects for illusIreland generally, and is rarely or never visited by them for tration, it will be proper at least to give our readers a general pleasure. It is true that the nobility and gentry who reside idea of its extent, and the pervading character of its scenery, upon its shores or in their vicinity, are not deficient in a feel- on this our first introduction of it to their notice; and with ing of pride in their charming locality, and even boast its su- this view we shall commence with a description given of it By periority of beauty to the far-famed Lakes of Killarney; yet an author of a History of the County of Fermanagh, written till very recently this admiration was almost exclusively con- in the seventeenth century, but not hitherto published. fined to themselves, and the beauties of Lough Erne were as “ This lake is plentifully stocked with salmon, pike, bream, little known to the people of Ireland generally as those of the cel, trout, &c. sakes and highlands of Connemara, neither of which have ever Seven miles broad in the broadest part. Said to contain
365 islands, the land of which is excellent. The largest of the might add, that if it were further improved by planting and islands is Inismore, containing nine tates and a half of old agricultural improvements, it might justly claim the rank plantation measure. Bally-Mac-Manus, now called Bell-isle, assigned to it by Mr Inglis, that of "the most beautiful lake containing two large tates much improved by Sir Ralph Gore; | in the three kingdoms.' Killygowan, Innis Granny, Blath-Ennis, Ennis-Liag, Ennis Long anterior to the arrival of the English in Ireland, the M‘Knock, Cluan-Ennis, Ennis-keen, Ennis-M Saint, and beautiful district on each side of Lough Erne, now constituting Babha.
the county of Fermanagh, was chiefly possessed by the powerThese are the (islands] most notable, except the island of ful family of Maguire, from the senior branch of which the Devenish, of which I'll speak in its proper place; however, by chiefs of the territory were elected. This territory, which the bye, in Devenish remembered the pious St Molaishe, was anciently known as Maguire's country," was made shire who herein consecrated two churches and a large aspiring ground in the 11th of Elizabeth, by the name which it still steeple (the round tower], and an abbey, which abbey was bears ; but the family of its ancient chiefs still remained in rebuilt A. d. 1430 very magnificently by Bartholomew O'Fla- possession till the plantation of Ulster by James I., when the nagan, son of a worthy baron of this county, and was one of lands were transferred to the English and Scottish undertakthe finest in the kingdom. In this island there is a house built ers, as they were called, with the exception of two thousand by the Saint, to what use is not known, but it is as large as a left as a support to Brian Maguire, chief representative small chapel-of-ease . it's of great strength and cunning work-i of the family. It is not for us to express any opinion on the manship that may seem to stand for ever, having no wood in justice or expediency of this great confiscation, but we may it; the inside lined and the outside covered with large flat venture to remark, that it was a measure that could hardly hewn stone, walls and roof alike. On the east of this island have appeared proper to those who were so deprived of their runs an arm of the Lough called in Irish Cumhang-Devenish, patrimony, or that would have led to any other feeling than which is of use to the inhabitants, viz, if cattle infected with one of revenge and desire of retaliation, however reckless, if murrain, black-leg, &c, be driven through the same, they are opportunity ever offered. Unhappily such opportunity did exempted from the same that season, as is often experienced. offer, by the breaking out of the great rebellion of 1641, The said waters run northwards for twelve hours daily, and a rebellion originating chiefly with the families of the disback again the same course for twelve hours more, to the inherited Irish lords of the confiscated northern counties, admiration of the many.
and having for its paramount object the repossession of their Some authors write this Lough Erne to have been for-estates. merly a spring well, and being informed by their Druids or Amongst the English and Scottish settlers in Fermanagh, philosophers that the well would overflow the country to the the most largely endowed with lands was Sir John Humes, or North Sea, for the prevention of which they caused the well Hume, the founder of Tully Castle, the subject of our preto be inclosed in a strong wall, and covered with a door hav. fixed wood-cut, and who was the second son of Patrick, the ing a lock and key, signifying no danger while the door was fifth Baron of Polwarth, in Scotland. The property thus obsecured; but an unfortunate woman (as by them came more tained, consisting of four thousand five hundred acres, remischief to mankind) opening the door for water, heard her mained in the possession of his male descendants till the death child cry, and running to its relief, forgot to secure the well, of Sir Gustavus Hume, who dying without surviving male and ere she could return, she with her house and family were issue in 1731, it passed through the female line into the posdrowned, and many houses more betwixt that and Ballyshan-session of the Loftus family, in which it now remains. non, and so continues a Lough unto this day. But how far The Castle of Tully was for a time the principal residence of this may pass for a reality, I am not to aver-however, it is the Hume family; and on the breaking out of the rebellion in in the ancient histories of the Irish. If true, it must be of a October 1641, it became the refuge of a considerable number of long standing, seeing this Lough is frequently mentioned in the English and Scottish settlers in the country. The discon. our chronicles amongst the ancientest of Loughs. Fintan tented Irish of the county having, however, collected themcalls it Samhir."
selves together under the command of Rory, the brother of We shall not, any more than our old author, aver for the the Lord Maguire, they proceeded to the castle on the 24th reality” of this legend, which by the way is related of many of December, and having commanded the Lady Hume and the other Irish lakes ; but we may remark, in passing, that the other persons within it to surrender, it was given up to them story would have more appearance of “reality” if it had been on a promise of quarter for their lives, protection for their told of Lough Gawna-or the Lake of the Calf- in the county goods, and free liberty and safe conduct to proceed either to of Longford, which is the true source of the river Erne, of Monea or Enniskillen, as they might choose. But what trust which Lough Erne is but an expansion. At Lough Gawna, can be placed in the promises of men engaged in civil war, however, they tell a different story, viz, that it was formed and excited by the demoniac feelings of revenge? With the by a calf, which, emerging from a well in its immediate vici- exception of the Lady Hume, and the individuals immediately nity, still called Tobar-Gawna, or the Well of the Calf, was belonging to her family, the whole of the persons who had so chased by its water till he entered the sea at Ballyshannon. surrendered, amounting to fifteen men, and, as it is said, sixty The expansion of the Samhir or Erne thus miraculously women and children, were on the following day stripped formed, is no less than forty miles in extent from its north- and deprived of their goods, and inhumanly massacred, when west to its south-east extremities, being the length of the also the castle was pillaged, burnt, and left in ruins. whole county of Fermanagh, through which it forms a great pray that Ireland may never again witness such frightful natural canal. Lough Erne, however, properly consists of scenes ! two lakes connected by a deep and winding strait, of which The Castle of Tully does not appear to have been afterthe northern or lower is more than twenty miles in length, wards re-edified, or used as a residence. After the restoraand seven and a half miles in its greatest breadth, and the tion of peace, the Hume family erected a more magnificent southern or upper is twelve miles long by four and a half mansion, called Castle Hume, nearer Enniskillen, and which broad. Both lakes are richly studded with islands, mostly is now incorporated in the demesne of Ely lodge. wooded, and in many places so thickly clustered together as In its general character, as exhibited in its ruins, Tully to present the appearance of a country accidentally flooded ; | Castle appears to have been a fortified residence of the usual but these islands are not so numerous as they are stated to class erected by the first Scottish settlers in the country-a be by the old writer we have above quoted, or as popularly keep or castle turreted at the angles, and surrounded by a believed, as accurate investigation has ascertained that their bawn or outer wall, enclosing a court-yard. It is thus denumber is but one hundred and ninety-nine, of which one scribed by Pynnar in 1618: hundred and nine are situated in the lower lake, and ninety “ Sir John Humes hath two thousand acres called Carrynin the upper. But these are in truth quite sufficient for picturesqueness, and it may be easily conceived that two Upon this proportion there is a bawne of lime and stone, sheets of water so enriched, and encircled by shores finely an hundred feet square, fourteen feet high, having four undulating, to a great extent richly wooded, and backed on flankers for the defence. There is also a fair strong castle most points by mountains of considerable elevation, must pos- fifty feet long and twenty-one feet broad. He hath made a sess the elements of beauty to a remarkable degree ; and the village near unto the bawne, in which is dwelling twenty-four fact appears to be, that though the Killarney and other moun- fanilies.” tain lakes in Ireland possess more grandeur and sublimity of The Castle of Tully is situated on the south-western shore character, Lough Erne is not surpassed, or perhaps equalled, of the lower lake of Lough Erne, about nine miles north-west by any for exquisite pastoral beauty. Perhaps, indeed, we l of Enniskillen,
THE AMERICA LETTER.
Fwhy, then, tare-an’-ages, mother, is that what you lay " ARRAH, Judy!" quoth Biddy Finnegan, running to a neigh-out for me, an’ me afther tyrnin' the Vosther ?”. bour's door.
Sibby expostulated, but in vain; his exploits in “the Vos“ Arrah, why?" answered the party summoned.
ther” had set him beside himself, and he boldly declared that “ Arrah, did you hear the news ?”
nothing short of a dacint clerkship would ever satisfy his am.
bition. ** No, then, what is it?"
A man of one argument was Dinny M Daniel, and “ Sure there's an Amerikey letter in the post-office.”
that one he made serve all purposes—"Is it an' me afther
turnin' the “ Whisht!"
osther !"- ?—so that people said it was turn about “Sorra a word of lie in it. Mickeen Dunn brought word with him, for the Voster had turned his brain. Be that as it from the town this morning; and he says more betoken that may, there was one who agreed with Dinny that he could ne
ver think too highly of himself, for, like every other scapegrace it's from Dinny M‘Daniel to his ould mother.' “Oh, then, troth I'll be bound that's a lie, e'er-a-way: the parish. Nelly Dolan's friends, however, were both too snug
on record, he had won the goodwill of the prettiest girl in the born vagabond, there wasn't that much good in him, egg or bird: the idle, worthless ruffian, that was the ruination of and too prudent to leave her any hope of their acquiescing in
her choice, so the lovers were driven to resort to secrecy. every one he kem near : the, the
.“ Softly, Judith, softly; don't wrong the absent: it is from Dinny urged her to elope with him, knowing that her kin, when Dinny M'Daniel to his ould mother, and contains money more
they had no remedy, would give her a fortune to set matters over;" and she then proceeded to tell how the postmistress had
to rights; but she had not as yet reached that pitch of evil desired the poor widow to bring some responsible person that courage which would allow her to take such a step, nor, unformight guarantee her identity, before such a weighty affair was
tunately, had she the good courage to discontinue such a hopegiven into her keeping, for who knew what might be inside of less connection, or the clandestine proceedings which its exis
tence required. Alas, for poor Nelly! sorrow and shame were it? though a still greater puzzle was to discover by what means the much reprobated Dinny obtained even the price of the let the consequence. The bright eyes, that used to pass for a very ter-paper ; and how old Sibby had borrowed a cloak from one, proverb through the whole barony, grew dim—the rosy cheeks, and a - clane cap" from another, and the huxter had harnessed and sallow_and the slim and graceful figure
that more than one ballad-maker had celebrated, grew wan
in a word, his ass and car to bring her in style, and Corney King the contingent man," that knows all the quality, was going along with Dinny had played the ruffian, and had to fly the country to her to certify that she was the veritable Mrs Sybilla M-Daniel America he shaped his flight, though how he had obtained the
avoid the murderous indignation of her faction. It was to of Tullybawn; and how she would have for an escort every man, woman, and child in the village that could make a holiday
means no one could divine; and now, after the lapse of nearly -compliments cheerfully accorded by each and all, to do ho
a year and a half, here was a letter from Irim to solve all spe
culations. nour to the America letter, and the individual whose super
What a hubbub the arrival of “an America letter” causes scription it bore.
Dinny M.Daniel was the widow's one son, born eren in her in Ireland over the whole district blessed by its visit! It is widowhood, for his father had been killed by the fall of a tree quite a public concern—a joint property-being in fact always before he had been six months married, and poor Şibby had abroad
to all the neighbours at home, and its perusal a matter
regarded as a general communication from all the neighbours nothing to lavish her fondness upon but her curly-headed of intense and agonising interest to all who have a relative gossoon, who very naturally grew up to be the greatest scapegrace in the parish. He had the most unlucky knack of throw- Let us take for instance the letter in question, for the caval
even in the degree of thirty-first cousin among the emigrants. ing stones ever possessed by any wight for his sins ; not a day cade has returned, and not only is the widow's cabin full, but passed over his head without a list of damages and disasters being
furnished to his poor mother, in the shape of fowls killed the very bawn before her door is crowded, and the door itself and maimed, and children half murdered, or pitchers and occa
completely blocked up with an array of heads, poking forward sionally windows made smithereens of ; but to do him justice, in the vain attempt to catch a tone of the schoolmaster's voice his breakage in this latter article was not very considerable, lutely smothering it by the uproar of their squabbles, as they
as he publishes the contents of the desired epistle, and abso. there being but few opportunities for practice in Tullybawn. endeavour each to obtain a better place. To all these the poor widow had but one reply, “ Arrah, what would you have me do ?-sorra a bit of harm in him ; it's
“ Tare-an'-ounties, Tom Bryan, fwhat are you pushing me all element, and what ud be the good of batin' him ?" At away for, an' me wanting to hear fwhat's become of my own
first cousin !" last the neighbours, utterly worn out by the pertinacity of his
“ Arrah, don't be talkin', man--fwhy wouldn't I thry to get misdemeanours, hit upon an expedient to render him harmless for at least half the day, and enjoy that much of their lives in in, an' half the letther about my sisther-in-law ?" peace, with the ultimate chance of perhaps converting the about my poor Paddy?"
“Oh, boys, boys, agra, does any of yees hear e'er a word parish nuisance into a useful character. A quarterly subscription of a penny for each house would just suffice to send last three years not a letter came from America that she could
The last speaker is a woman, poor Biddy Casey : for the Dinny to school to a neighbouring pedagogue, wonderful in the sciences of reading and writing, and, what was a much hear of, whether far or near, but she attended to hear it read, greater recommendation under the present circumstances, the who, driven away by bad times and an injudicious agent, had
in the hope of getting some information about her husband, ** divil entirely at the taws." To him accordingly Dinny was sent, and under his discipline spent some five or six years of made a last exertion to emigrate, and earn something for his
family. comparative harmlessness, during which he mastered the Read, called at the post-office, at first with the confident tone of
Regularly every market-day from that event she ing-made-Easy, the Seven Champions, Don Bellianis, and assured expectation, to inquire for an America letter for one sundry other of those pleasing narratives whereby the pugnacity and gallantry of the Irish
character used whilom to be Biddy Casey; then when her heart began to sicken with apformed, to which acquirement he added in process of time that prehensions arising from the oft-repeated negative, her ques
“You haven't e'er a letter for me to-day, ma'am ?” of writing, or at least making pothooks and hangers, with a symmetry that delighted the heart of poor Sibby. The neigh- merely presented her well-known face at the window, and
and then when she could no longer trust herself to ask, she bours began to think better of him ; but the “masther” swore
received the usual answer in heartbroken silence, now and then he was a prodigy, and openly declared, that if he would but broken by the joyless ejaculation, “God in heaven help me!” * turn the Vosther,” he'd be fit company for any lady in the But from that time to this not a syllable has she been able to land. Thus encouraged, Dinny attempted and succeeded, for he had some talent. But sure enough the turning of the Voster learn of his fate, or even of his existence. Now, however, her
labours and anxieties are to have an end_but what an end ! finished him. It was now high time for Master Dinny to begin to earn by the delusive promise of higher wages, her husband was
This letter at last affords her the information that, tempted his bread, and accordingly his mother sought and obtained induced to set out for the unwholesome south, and long since for him a place in the garden of a nobleman who resided near the village, and was its landlord: but the dismay of the gos
has found a grave among the deadly swamps of New Orleans. soon himself when this disparaging piece of good fortune was
But like every thing else in life, Dinny M Daniel's letter is announced to him, was unbounded. He was speechless, and damsel, elbowing her way out of the cabin, her eyes bursting
a chequered maiter. See, here comes a lusty, red-cheeked some moments elapsed before he could ejaculate,
out of her head with joy. • Collector of county cess.
Well, Peggy-well-well !” is echoed on all sides as they
crowd around her; "any news from Bid ?—though, troth, we “ Musha, then, it well becomes you to talk that way," re. needn't ax you."
plied her mother. “If your own wasn't a taste too soft in “Oh, grand news !" is the delighted answer. “Bid has a its time, my darlint, your kith an' kin wouldn't have to skulk wonderful fine place for herself an' another for me, an' my away as they do when your name's spoken of.” passage is ped, an' I'm to be ready in five weeks, an', widdy! A fresh burst of tears was all the answer poor Nelly could widdy! I dunna what to do with myself.”
give to this invective ; an answer, however, as well calculated And, Peggy agra, was there any thing about our Mick ?” as any other to stimulate the wrath and arouse the eloquence
or our Sally, Peggy?”—“or Johnny Golloher, asthore?" of Mrs Dolan, the object of whose visit was to induce Nelly are the questions with which she is inundated.
to assume an air of perfect coolness and nonchalance-in fine, “Oh, I dunna, I dunna–I couldn't listen with the joy, I to show she had a " sperrit.”. In this it may be perceived she
met with a signal failure ; and now the full brunt of her indig, “But, Peggy alanna, what will Tom Feeny think of all nation fell on the unfortunate recreant. Nelly's sorrow of this ? and what is to become, pray, of all the vows and pro- course became louder, and between both parties the child was mises which, to our own certain knowledge, you made each wakened, and naturally added its small help to the clamour : other coming home from the dance the other night?” nor did the united uproar of the three generations cease until
Pooh! that difficulty is removed long ago_the very first a crowd unexpectedly appeared at the door of the hovel, and money she earns in America is to be dispatched to the care of the voice of Sibby MDaniel, half mad with joy, was heard Father Cahill, to pay Tom's passage over to her. “And will through the din, internal and external. she do such a shameless thing ?” some fair reader will pro- Well, if she won't come to us," spoke the elated Sibby, bably ask. Ay will she; and think herself right well off, we must only go to her, you know, though ye'll allow the moreover, to have the shame to bear ; for though Peggy can news was worth lookin' afther;" and ere the sentence was well dig her ridge of potatoes beside the best man in the parish, concluded, she with her whole train had made their way into her heart is soft and leal like nine hundred and ninety-nine the cabin. out of the thousand of her countrywomen.
“God save all here,” continued Sibby,“ not excepting your. Another happy face-see, here comes old Malachi Tighe, self, Mrs Dolan; for we must forgive and forget everything clasping his hands, and looking up to heaven in silent thank that was betune us, now.' fulness, for his “ bouchal bawn, the glory of his heart," is to “ An' if I forgive an' forget, what have you to swop for it?" be home with him before harvest, with as much money as asked the irrate individual so addressed. would buy the bit o' land out and out, and his daughter-in-law “Good news an' the hoith of it,” was the answer of Sibby, is fainting with gladness, and nis grandchildren screaming as she displayed her letter ; but Mrs Dolan was in no humour with delight, and the neighbours wish him joy with all the ear- to listen to news or receive conciliation of any kind, and so nestness of sympathy, for Johnny Tighe has been a favourite. she conducted herself like a woman of sperrit ;” and gather
Woe, woe, woe -Mick Finnegan has sent a message of fonding her garments about her, rose slowly and stately from the encouragement to his sweetheart, which she never must hear, undignified posture in which she was discovered, and so defor typhus, the scourge of Ireland, has made her his victim, parted from amongst them. and the daisies have already rooted on her grave, and are · Musha, then, fair weather afther you,” was the exclamablooming there as fresh and fair as she used to be herself; and tion of Sibby when she recovered from the surprise created the wounds of her kindred are opened anew, and the death by this exhibition of undisguised contempt. "Joy be with wail is raised again, as wild and vehement as if she died but you, and if you never come back, it'll be no great loss, for yesterday, although six weeks have passed since they bore her the never a word about you in it anyhow, you ould sarpint. to Saint John's.
But, Nelly, alanna, it's you an' me that ought to spend the What comes next ?_“ Johnny Golloher has got married to livelong day down on our marrowbones with joy and thanka Munster girl with a stocking full of money;" and Nanny fulness, though you did'nt think his letter worth lookin' afMulry laughs at the news until you'd think her sides ought to ther;" and down on her marrowbones poor Nelly sank to reache, and won't acknowledge that she cares one pin about it-ceive the welcome communication, her baby clasped to her on the contrary, wishes him the best of good luck, and hopes bosom, her glazed eyes raised to heaven, all unconscious of he may never be made a world's wonder of; all which pro- the crowd by which she was surrounded, and her every nerve ceedings are viewed by the initiated as so many proofs posi- trembling with excess of joy and thankfulness, while the busttive of her intention, on the first convenient opportunity, to ling Sibby placed a chair for the schoolmaster near the loopbreak her heart for the defaulting Mr Golloher.
hole that answered the purposes of a window, and loudly en. But among the crowd of earnest listeners who thus attended joining silence, gave into his hands the epistle of his favoured to gratify their several curiosities by the perusal of Dinny's pupil to read to the assembled auditors for about the sixth unexpected letter, none failed to remark the absence of her time; and Mr Soolivan, squaring himself for the effort, prowho in the course of nature was, or should be, most deeply in- ceeded to edify Nelly Dolan therewith. terested in the welfare of the departed swain. Nelly Dolan The letter went on to state, in the peculiarly felicitous lannever came near them. In the hovel where the poor outcast guage of Dinny M‘Daniel, that on his arrival in New York, had been permitted to take up her abode when turned out of and finding himself without either friends or money, and thus doors by her justly incensed father, she sat during the busy in some danger of starvation, he began to lower his opinions recital, her head bowed down and resting upon the wheel of his personal worth, and solicit any species of employment from which she drew the support of herself and her infant. that could be given to him. After some difficulty he got to Now and then a sob, almost loud enough to awaken the baby be porter to a large grocery establishment, in which he consleeping in a cleave beside her, broke from her in spite of her ducted himself pretty well, and secured the confidence of his self; while her mother, who had ventured to visit her on the employers, and a rate of wages moderate, but still sufficient to occasion, sat crouched down on the hearth before her, and support him. The sense of his utter dependence upon his angrily upbraided her for her sorrow.
character compelled him to be most particularly cautious of Whisht, I tell you, whisht!" exclaimed the old crone, “an' doing anything to affect it in the slightest degree, and in prohave a sperrit, what you never had, or it wouldn't come to cess of time he became a changed gossoon altogether, an exyour day to be brought to trouble by the likes of him.” ample of the blessed fruits of adversity. The thoughts of
"Och, mother darlint,” answered the sufferer, “don't blame Nelly Dolan and his old mother never quitted him, his anxie. me_it's a poor thing, God knows, that I must sit here quiet, ties about the former clinging to him with such intensity that an' his letter readin' within a few doors o' me."
he began forthwith to lay by a little money every week to send “ Arrah, you'd better go beg for a sight of it,” rejoined the her, but was ashamed to write until he should have it gaangry parent with a sneer ; "do, achorra, ontil you find out thered. An unfortunate event, however, soon put a stop to what little trouble you give him.”
his accumulation, and drove him to use it for his subsistence. “It's not for myself, it's not for myself,” answered the sob. This was no less than the sudden death of the head of the es.. bing girl. “I can do without his thoughts or his favours ; tablishment in which he was employed, which, he being the all I care to know is, what he says about the babby.” entire manager of the concern, had the consequence of break.
“Pursuin' to me!” exclaimed her mother, “but often as ing it up completely. Thus Dinny was cast on the world you tempted me to brain it, an' that's often enough, you never again, and found employment as difficult to be got as ever. put the devil so strong into my heart as you do this minute. His little hoard was soon spent, and at last he had to turn his So be quiet, I tell you."
steps westward, where labour was more plentiful and hands “Och, mother, that's the hard heart."
fewer. After many journies and vicissitudes he at length