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--some going to their rooms, thinking the day too short; others, too long-much too long.

The toilette of boys is an example for men, hastily completed, and never considered a moment longer than the accomplishment of it :Morland was ready before his brother, and was proceeding along the gallery towards the staircase, when Sally Biddikin, aware that her young master, as she still called him, (and loved to tell how she had nursed and fondled him,) was about to leave his home, peeped out of one of the bedchamber doors, to bid him good bye as he passed." And so you're going to leave your good father, Master Morland ?" said Sally, as he recognized her ; “ And when do

you go then ?”

“ To-morrow," answered Morland.

“ Bless us, to-morrow !” said Sally, looking down ; " then I shall not see you again, Master Morland: ” and suddenly, as if by some unaccountable impulse, she flung her arms around his neck, and kissed him with her rosy lips, and looked at him, and kissed him again. “Hea

ven bless you, my pretty boy!" said she, as if she had been really his mother : then instantly recollecting that he was no longer a child, but a grown handsome boy, she held in her arms, she turned as red as. scarlet, loosened her embrace, and ran away to hide herself in the chanıber from which she had come.

Morland was not a little disconcerted at this warm and unexpected farewell; and when he entered the drawing-room, his face was of quite as deep a hue as poor Sally's. Howbeit, he said not a word of this most maternal hug. Dinner was presently announced, and the company proceeded to the dining-room, where, after the dulness of the first course was over, the conversation became general and amusing. Lady Lovel was in a high flow of spirits, and the good style in which the sumptuous repast was served up, together with the exquisite wines, contributed to put the sportsmen in good humour, who were at first a little clouded with the baneful punctuality which caused them to arrive at table in time for cold fish and tepid soup. Lord Seemington had cropped his whiskers ; but he talked, trifled, and tattled as usual, till the party were of the Commons' opinion, “ that there was nothing in him.”

Perhaps there is not a more delightful sensation, or more rational pleasure, than that which is derived by a parent's observing the combined effect of education and common sense of his

progeny, and Mr. Dunstanville had that gratification on the present occasion. The evening passed most agreeably; and while the Dunstanvilles took leave, pleased with their visit, the party were loud in praise of the two fine boys; in which Lady Lovell cordially agreed, with the English qualifying remark of, but-except -however—it was a thousand pities that Mrs. Dunstanville, that poor, dear, departed creature, should so soon have ruined the fortune of so amiable a man, who now had but little to live on, and was obliged to be eternally cooped up in the country.

CHAPTER V.

Where'er I roam, whatever realins I see,
My heart, untravell’d, fondly turns to thee ,
Still to my brother turns, with ceaseless pain,
And drags at each remove a length'ning chain.

GOLDSMITH.

It is usual for those who are intended for

officers of the navy to leave their homes, at the age of thirteen,-a period of life at which most boys are glad to escape from Latin and Greek, to visit countries they have heard or read of, little dreaming that in some of his Majesty's ships they are likely to be pushed on in their learning, as well as their voyage, not under the influence of unpleasing calms, but by fresh breezes and occasional storms.

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directed to the minor branches of mathematics and nautical astronomy, which were sary in that profession, and the day of his departure being fixed, Mr. Dunstanville took that opportunity of calling with his boys on his neighbours.

They alighted at the mansion, and were presently ushered into a very handsome room, where Lady Lovel was seated on a sofa, with a table before her, interspersed with books, letters, &c. while her daughter and governess were engaged with drawing utensils near the window.

The meeting of the party was as courteous, friendly, and agreeable, as the every things and nothings of salutation could be supposed to make it: and when they were seated, Lady Lovel had not finished telling Mr. Dunstanville that it was an age since she had either seen or heard of him ; indeed, that he had been a perfect hermit, but a bad neighbour; and that she hoped this visit augured better for her.

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