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bone of contention. Besides the Sach is the scusies divisions between North and South, affairs. Ia zrt mer the North being generally Abolition- the grex Eur Je leite de ist, and the South compelled to be, far as I c T = 2:5" for self-preservation, opposed to Abo- indiferee 1 se meso I -lition, each great party, the Whig The Art on a and the Democrat, is divided between itse: am te s Abolitionist and Compromise parties. Les ins E Bar == A majority of the Whigs in the North, mass mens se s and å small minority in the South, &c. &c cinema are, I believe, Abolitionists. The proved a fiz res I entire Democrats of the South, and a such prices zie IT great proportion of the Democrats in tried, mà mer vil ser: the North, are in favour of the Com- Butler, Bachane. T-72 promise measure. Many who abhor more, Scail ID & slavery, and would sacrifice much to come out a ter i* * see it abolished, both of the Whig Compromis mee zie and Democrat party, strongly sup- men wil me m 2 port the Compromise, as the only care Dot 3 sev ir sa 2 practical measure which could be lition. These we r devised to satisfy the Southern States rallying cries.* in regard to their independent rights, the people in al ms 79 and to guard against a complete dis- counter in via Pruption of the Union. The proba- out any the dres bility of such a disruption has, I be- who use it. Tu ca 3 lieve, been very much over-estimated; parties in as I for the safety of the States, their the ents—2004

. T. power, their progress, and their glory, and fisca. 23 use depends entirely upon their union; not. and Jonathan is not a man to under the boczne estimate its advantages. Besides, mean to EST SUR PL this is a land of bluster; and much cere se DE I. : sound is continually followed by very and ar 20 UE : small results. Nevertheless, very with the B's menacing symptoms were lately dis- so, even in se played in the South; and no calcula- smallest sficas apimtes tion can reach the consequences of that of postmas the secession, or even attempted village wall secession, of one single State from the site, but most * Union. To sum up, the result is, the offizesz mnie : population is divided really into bmored line 27 Unionists, or Compromise-men, and blame de Disunionists, or Abolitionists. Each cutive body is split into a thousand different factions; and although the preponder- menit ance is really with the Democrats, the upon the operation of these factions within their several great bodies the past Deult of the coming elections will eatly depend. Should the event se

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as far as I have seen, it works very in population and resources. They ill; nothing could work worse, wher- will not interfere in the affairs of Eu. ever popular prejudices, popular pas- rope, notwithstanding all Kossuth can sion, or popular folly was concerned. say; they will not again attempt to Whó may be the new President, surprise Čuba, under cover of a Creole selected from this bag of accidents, I revolution, till a more favourable opcannot take upon myself to say; but portunity. They will coquet with the the tendency of the States is demo- Sandwich Islands ; push their feelers cratic; and unless some great mistake into the open oyster-shell of Mexico, is made by that party, they will elect and as far as the narrowest part of him. Fillmore, Webster, Scott, and the Isthmus, feeling a destiny which Cass, are the most prominent candi- impels them thither. They will flatdates ; but the most prominent are ter and court the Canadians, who hate not always the most successful; and them; construct railroads and canals it would not at all surprise me to find as highways for enterprises of all some man almost unheard of in the kinds; settle, populate, cultivate, decontest, stepping quietly into the velop wild districts and undiscovered Presidential chair. The more a man resources; display many of the best, has done for the country, the less and many of the worst, features of likely is the country to choose him. the Anglo-Saxon character, with here It is not for what a man has done, and there a touch of all the different but for what he has not done, that he nations which they are absorbing into is elected; for each eminent political themselves; and in the end, I believe, man makes more enemies than friends. before magnitude causes disjunction, He offends a hundred where he gra- or corruption produces decay, will tifies one.

become, what they believe themselves Whoever may be the President, to be now, one of the greatest people however, the United States will hold that the earth has ever seen.-Your on the even tenor of their way–in- obedient servant, creasing every day and every hour

AN ENGLISHMAN ABROAD. in material prosperity-augmenting





We have seen Squire Hazeldean, was crushed, her nerves shattered :
(proud of the contents of his pocket- the sense of her degraded position, of
book, and his knowledge of the mer- her dependence on her brother, com-
cenary nature of foreign women,) set bined with her supreme unhappiness
off on his visit to Beatrice di Negra. at the loss of those dreams with
Randal, thus left, musing lone in the which Leonard had for a whilo
crowded streets, revolved with astute charmed hier wearied waking life—all
complacency the probable results of came upon her. She listened, pale
Mr Hazeldean's bluff negotiation; and speechless; and the poor Squire
and, convincing bimself that one of thought he was quietly advancing
his vistas towards Fortune was be- towards a favourable result, when
coming more clear and clear, he she suddenly burst into a passion of
turned, with the restless activity of hysterical tcars ; and just at that
some founder of destined cities in a moment Frank himself entered the
new settlement, to lop the boughs room. At the sight of his father, of
that cumbered and obscured the Beatrice's grief, his sense of filial
others. For truly, like a man in a duty gave way. He was maddened
vast Columbian forest, opening en- by irritation—by the insult offered to
tangled space, now with the ready the woman he loved, which a few
axe, now with the patient train, that trembling words from her explained
kindles the slower fire, this child of to him ; maddened yet more by the
civilised life went toiling on against fear that the insult had lost her to
surrounding obstacles, resolute to de- him-warm words ensued between
stroy, but ever scheming to construct. son and father, to close with the
And now Randal has reached Levy's peremptory command and vehement
dainty business-room, and is buried threat of the last.
deep in discussion how to secure to "Come away this instant, sir!
himself, at the expense of his patron, Come with me, or before the day is
the representation of Lansmere, and over I strike you out of my will !”.
how to complete the contract which The son's answer was not to his
shall reapnex to his forlorn inherit. father; he threw himself at Beatrice's
ance some fragments of its ancient feet.

“Forgive him—forgive us both—”
Meanwhile, Chance fought on his "What! you prefer that stranger
side in the boudoir of May Fair. The to me-to the inheritance of Hazel-
Squire had found the Marchesa at dean!” cried the Squire, stamping
home-briefly introduced himself and his foot.
his business-told her she was mis- “Leave your estates to whom you
taken if she had fancied she had taken will; all that I care for in life is
in a rich heir in his son—that, thank here!”
Heaven, he could leave his estates to The Squire stood still a moment
bis ploughman, if he so pleased, but or so, gazing on his son, with a
that he was willing to do things strange bewildered marvel at the
liberally; and whatever she thought strength of that mystic passion, which
Frank was worth, he was very ready none not labouring under its fearful
to pay for.

charm can comprehend, which creates
At another time Beatrice would the sudden idol that no reason justi-
perhaps have laughed at this strange fies, and sacrifices to its fatal shrine
address; or she might, in some alike the Past and the Future. Not
prouder moment, have fired up with trusting himself to speak, the father
all a patrician's resentment and a drew his hand across his eyes, and
woman's pride ; but now her spirit dashed away the bitter tear that



sprang from a swelling indignant the light pressure of that golden heart; then he uttered an inarticu- hair. late sound, and, finding his voice gone, The two brothers stood on the moved away to the door, and left the great man's lonely hearth, facing each house.

other in silence, and noting unconHe walked through the streets, sciously the change made in each bearing his head very erect, as a during the long years in which they proud man does when deeply wounds had never met. ed, and striving to shake off some The Squire, with his portly size, bis affection that he deems a weakness; hardy sun-burnt cheeks, the partial and his trembling nervous fingers baldness of his unfurrowed open forefumbled at the button of his coat, head, looked his full age-deep into trying to tighten the garment across middle life. Unmistakably he seemed his chest, as if to confirm a resolution the pater familias—the husband and that still sought to struggle out of the the father-the man of social domesrevolting heart.

tic ties. But about Audley, (really Thus he went on, and the reader, some few years junior to the Squire,) perhaps, will wonder whither; and despite the lines of care on his handthe wonder may not lessen when he some face, there still lingered the finds the Squire come to a dead grace of youth. Men of cities retain pause in Grosvenor Square, and at youth longer than those of the counthe portico of his “ distant brother's" try—a remark which Buffon has not stately house.

failed to make and to account for. At the Squire's brief inquiry whe- Neither did Egerton betray the air of ther Mr Egerton was at home, the the married man ; for ineffable soliporter summoned the groom of the tariness seemed stamped upon the chambers; and the groom of the man, whose private life had long been chambers, seeing a stranger, doubted so stern a solitude. No ray from the whether bis master was not engaged, focus of Home played round that rebut would take in the stranger's card served, unjoyous, melancholy brow. and see.

In a word, Audley looked still the “Ay, ay," muttered the Squire, man for whom some young female “this is true relationship-my child heart might fondly sigh; and not the prefers a stranger to me. Why should less because of the cold eye and comI complain that I am a stranger in a pressed lip, which challenged interest brother's house ? Sir,” added the even while seeming to repel it. Squire aloud, and very meekly—“Sir, Audley was the first to speak, and please to say to your master that I to put forth the right hand, which he am William Hazeldean."

stole slowly from its place at his The servant bowed low, and with- breast, on which the lock of hair still out another word conducted the visi- stirred to and fro at the heave of the tor into the statesman's library, and, labouring heart. “ William,” said announcing Mr Hazeldean, closed the he, with his rich deep voice, “this door.

is kind. You are come to see me, A-dley was seated at his desk, the now that men say I am fallen. The

boxes still at his feet, but minister you censured is no more ; ow closed and locked. And and you see again the brother.” ister was no longer looking The Squire was softened at once Jial documents ; letters by this address. He shook heartily in before him, of far dif- the hand tendered to him ; and then, ure; in his hand there lay turning away his head, with an honest Lock of fair silken hair, on conviction that Audley ascribed to is eyes were fixed sadly and him a credit which he did not deserve,

He started at the sound of he said, “No, no, Audley; I am sitor's name, and the tread of more selfish than you think me. I quire's stalwart footstep ; and have come-I have come to ask your anically thrust into his bosom advice, no, not exactly that-your

lic of younger and warmer opinion. But you are busy?—" keeping his hand to his heart, “Sit down, William. Old days beat loud with disease, under were coming over me when you



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entered; days earlier still return mere's house, and when I took you now-days, too, that leave no sha- aside, and said • William, if I lose dow when their suns are set." this election, I must resign all chance

The proud man seemed to think he of public life; my affairs are emhad said too much. His practical barassed ; I may need—I would not nature rebuked the poetic sentiment accept money from you—I would and phrase. He re-collected himself, seek a profession, and you can help me and added, more coldly, “You would there, you divined my meaning, and ask my opinion? What on? Some said Take orders; the Hazeldean public matter-some Parliamentary living is just vacant. I will get some bill that may affect your property ? ' one to hold it till you are ordained.'

“ Am I such a mean miser as that? I do not forget that. Would that I Property - property? What does had thought earlier of so serene an property matter, when a man is struck escape from all that then tormented down at his own hearth? Property, My lot might have been far indeed! But you have no child- happier.” happy brother!"

The Squire eyed Audley with a " Ay, ay; as you say, I am a happy surprise that broke forth from his man; childless! Has your son dis- more absorbing emotions. pleased you? I have heard him pier! Why, all things have prosspoken of well, too."

pered with you ; and you are rich " Don't talk of him. Whether his enough_now; and you shake your conduct be good or ill is my affair," head. Brother, is it possible ! do you resumed the poor father with a testy want money ? Pooh, not accept voice-jealous alike of Audley's praise money from your mother's son ! or blame of his rebellious son. Then stuff.” Out came the Squire's poche rose a moment, and made a strong ket-book. Audley put it gently gulp, as if for air; and laying his aside. broad brown hand on his brother's “ Nay,” said he, “ I have enough shoulder, said—“Randal Leslie tells for myself; but since you seek and me you are wise—a consummate man speak with me thus affectionately, of the world. No doubt you are so. I will ask you one favour. Should I And Parson Dale tells me that he is die before I can provide for my wife's sure you have warm feelings—which kinsman, Randal Leslie, as I could I take to be a strange thing for one wish, will you see to his fortunes, so who has lived so long in London, and far as you can, without injury to has no wife and no child—a widower, others to your own son?” and a Member of Parliament- for a “My son! He is provided for. commercial city, too. Never smile; He has the Casino estate-much it is no smiling matter with me. You good may it do him. You bave know a foreign woman, called Negra touched on the very matter that or Negro—not a blackymoor, though, brought me here. This boy, Randal by any means—at least on the out- Leslie, seems a praiseworthy lad, and side of her. Is she such a woman as has Hazeldean blood in his veins. a plain country gentleman would like You have taken him up because he is his only son to marry-ay or no ? " connected with your late wife. Why

“No, indeed," answered Audley, should not I take him up, too, when gravely; " and I trust your son will his grandmother was a Hazeldean? commit no action so rash. Shall I I wanted to ask you what you meant see him, or her? Speak, my dear to do for him ; for if you did not William. What would you have me mean to provide for him, why, I do?"

will, as in duty bound. "Nothing; you have said enough,” request comes at the right time; I replied the Squire gloomily; and his think of altering my will. I can head sank on his breast.

put him into the entail, besides a Audley took his hand, and pressed handsome legacy. You are sure he it fraternally. “William,” said the is a good lad—and it will please you statesman, "we have been long es- too, Audley !" tranged; but I do not forget that • But not at the expense of your when we last met, at-at Lord Laps- son. And stay, William-as to this

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