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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
PAGE A few Words connected with Optimism
206 A Fairy Tale for One Hundred Years Ago
533 “ An Accomplished Villain "
521 A Parable
437 Blind Beggar, the; or the Great Unpaid
65 Blind and Lame, the
408 Cave of Uig, the, and the Cave of Dahra
167 Charity begins at Home”
261 Chatsworth. A fragment
239 Child, the, and the Criminal
228 Confessions of a Quack
349 Corn Lord's Tragedy, the
51 Countryman, the, at St. Paul's
409 Cromwell in the Shades
329 Death, the, and Burial of Common Sense
276 Decline of the Drama
438 Drunkard's Dream, the
122 Egotism of Aristocracy, the
449 Englishman in Prussia, the
149, 210, 337, 396, 524 Fiery Tongue, the
319 Gardens for the Poor
132 Gipsy, the, and the Farmer's Maid
161 Good Counsel of Chaucer
424 Hedgehog Letters, the
57, 163, 269, 359, 544 History of St. Giles and St. James, the (By the Editor) 1, 97, 193, 289,
385, 481 History for Young England, a
71, 172, 363, 455, 549 Kite, the
268 Last Words of a Respectable Man, the
395 Look Forward
548 Man and his Age, the
Fall of Napoleon, the, an Historical Memoir
Memoirs of Sophia Dorothea, Consort of George I.
Reviews of New Books (continued) :-
Rose-Garden of Persia, the. (By Louisa Stuart Costello)
Rhymes for the Times. (By Coventry Patmore) :-
IX. “He hasn't a friend in the world but me," said Blast
X. Jingo showing St. Giles his mother's grave
XI. " God be blessed, sir-and is it indeed you?”
XII. “ A little ragged head was thrust from the bed's foot”
THE HISTORY OF ST. GILES AND ST. JAMES, *
BY THE EDITOR,
“ What's the matter now?” cried St. Giles, pale and aghast ; for instantly he believed himself detected ; instantly saw the gaol, the gallows, and the hangman. “ What's the matter ?” he cried, trembling from head to foot.
“ What's the matter ?” roared the barber, “only a little bit of murder, that's all—and that's nothing to chaps like you."
Terrible as was the charge, nevertheless St. Ĝiles felt himself somewhat relieved : he was not, he found, apprehended as the escaped convict : that was yet unknown; and, oddly enough, with the accusation of bloodshed on him, he felt comparatively tranquil.
Murder, is it,” he said, “ well, who 's murdered? And whoever he is, why is it to be me who 's killed him—tell me that !”
“ Did you ever hear?” said the barber.' “A chap, with rags on him, not fit to scare birds in a bean-field, and yet talks like one of us ! I should like to know where such as you get crown pieces.”
“ Never mind-never mind,” said the host of the Lamb and Star, “ that 's justice's work—not ours.”
“ Justice's work !” exclaimed the hostess—now pressing foremost of the crowd—“and what will justice do for us? When justice has hanged the ragamuffin, will justice give back the character of the house? Who 'll come to the Lamb and Star, when
* Continued from page 489.–Vol. I. NO. VII. - VOL. II.