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Bible Characters. By the late Charles Reade, D.C.L. :-
I. A Literary Marvel .
Birthplace of Her)
A Colliery Explosion.
Majesty, Ken-Prom a Photograph
A. D. McCormick 96, 97, 98, 100, 101
Five Il-} C. Whymper
PAGE The Queen's Pri.
The Harvest of the vate Sitting. (From a Pholograph. Engraved
528, 529, 530, 532, 533 room at Bal- by Special Perinission
In the Corn-Fields.
553 Balmoral Castle From a Photograph
364 An August Picture
365 Josef Israels
601 Private Room of
The Struggle for Life Josef Israels
605 the late Prince Consort at Bal- Engraved by Special Permission
366 Experiences of
Meteorologist in moral
Whymper 625, 633, 689, 756, 760, 761 A Bit of Loch From a Photograph
Six Illustrations Maree
Nathaniel Hawthorne From a Photograph.
665 Windsor Castle From a Photograph .
672, 673, 676 Queen
A Highland Funeral. How Money is Made.
A Study in Black W. Lockhart Bogle | 392, 393, 395, 396,
714 4. D. McCormick Seven Illustrations)
and White Some Phases of Ani-2
(455, 456, 457, 158, 159,
Land of the Da.
kotas. The Royal Duke-)
From Photographs, dc. 743, 745, 747 Doctor Five Il- T. Sulman
$461, 462, 463, 464, lustrations
A Climb at Rouen.
752, 753 Pilgrim RestingPlaces in Scotland. Ballingall, &c.
472, 473, 475, 476,
477, 478, 479
.816, 817, 820
lustrations Relics A. Quinton
The Empire City. James Russell Lowell From a Photograph.
521 Six Illustrations
829, 830, 831, 832, 833, 836
the } Engraved by Special Permission
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INDEX OF AUTHORS.
PAGE AIDE, HAMILTON
160 MURRAY, D. CHRISTIE
73, 145, 249, 289, 422, 467, ALLINGRAM, WILLIAM . 209
634, 605 ALLON, HENRY, D.D.
284 NORRIS, W. E.
1, 102, 170, 217, 344, 375, 433, 505, 627, ANDERSON, ALEXANDER . 64, 450
649, 721, 793 AUTHOR OT “JOHN HALIFAX, GENTLEMAN" 24, 672 PARK, Oscar.
626 BROWN, JAMES, D.D. 643 Paul, THOMAS
161 BRUCE, DAVID
42 BURNS, JOHN.
748 Cantox, WILLIAM 256 PLUMPTRE, E. H., D.D., DEAN OF WELLS
47, 417 CARGILL, ALEXANDER
. 334 RAE, JOHN, M.A. CHRISTY, MILLER
234, 310, 450, 519 DALGLEISE, W. B., M.A.
129 DENNIS, JOHN 305 ROBERTS, Rev. W. PAGE, M.A.
571 Dods, MARCUS, D.D. . 482 ROBINSON, PHIL
25 DOUDNEY, SARAH . 480 ROCHESTER, THE BISHOP OF
239 EDWARDS, M. BETHAN 752 RUSSELL, JOIN
614 ELMSLIE, PROFESSOR, M.A.
. 338 SHARP, WILLIAM FalcoXER, ALEXANDER . . 233 Shaw, ALFRED CAPEL
187 GEIKIE, ARCHIBALD, F.R.S. 25, 83 SMITH, WALTER C., D.D.
81, 373 GRANT, PROFESSOR R., LL.D., F.RS. 690, 737, 823 SPIERS, E. B. .
816 HALIBURTOX, HUGH 695 Trossox, SiR WILLIAM, F.R.S.
149, 262 HARE, AUGUSTUS J.C.
48, 119, 313, 545, 615 | THORPE, PROFESSOR T. E., F.R.S. HILL, GEORGE
828 Traus, Rev. T. VINCENT HORTOX, Rev. R. F., M.A.
313 UNDERWOOD, Francis H.
29, 154, 298, 521, 664, 807 HowITT, MARGARET
WALKER, ROBERT JOLLY, WILLIAN
596 | WARING, H. E. KINGSLEY, THE LATE CHARLES 123 WATSON, ELIZABETH S..
816 LANGBRIDGE, Rev. FeedERICK, M.A.
41, 694 WESTALL, WILLIAN 51, 133, 197, 270, 322, 401, 498, 534, 577, LUBBOCK, SIR Jonx, BART., M.P.
(95, 762, 837 MACLEOD, DONALD, D.D. 34, 361, 789 WHYUPER, CHARLES
529 MACLEOD, Norman, D.D. . 855 WHYTE, ALEXANDER, D.D.
65 Martin, M. B.
71 | Wood, Rev. J. G., M.A.
451, 589, 677 MATHESON, GEORGE, D.D. . 211 | WraGGE, CLEMENT L., F.R.G.S., &c.
021, 685, Max MÜLLER, Professor F. 538
754 McEwan, Tox 736 WYNFORD, REGINALD
By W. E. NORRIS,
istence beneath its sheltering heights in the CHAPTER 1.—SIR BRIAN.
far west, without ever suspecting that it MOST OST of us have such excellent, albeit possessed a climate comparable to that of
melancholy, reasons for being beholden the Azores, had the honour to receive as a to members of the medical profession that passing visitor the celebrated Sir Guy Barwe ought to be very much ashamed of tholomew, M.D. Sir Guy made a few insneering at them, and calling them a pack quiries, took a few notes, and returned to of humbugs, as we are far too apt to do in London with the complacent mien of one the arrogance engendered by a fit of robust who has hit upon an entirely novel health. Nations, it is said, have the rulers scription. Nor was his prescription long in that they deserve, populus vult decipi, and if bearing fruit. Invalids appeared, first by (as has been asserted on high authority) twos and threes, then in larger and ever bread pills are frequently administered with larger numbers; lodging-houses sprang up to results of a satisfying and drastic nature, receive them; an imposing hotel rose upon what business have we to cavil at a method the shores of the bay; the railway company of treatment which benefits the patient and at last constructed the long-talked-of branch does no harm to anybody else? It is the which now connects the town with the main fault of the patients—if indeed there be any line; finally, that energetic contractor and question of fault in the matter-that fashion- builder, Mr. Buswell, of Bristol, came down, able physicians are constrained to work bought land, and set to work to erect villas, fashionable cures, to vary their remedies, which were taken before their walls were and to discover at least one new watering- dry. In short, Kingscliff
, where the weather place every year. That for cleansing pur- during December, January, and February is poses Jordan is equally valuable with Abana really not worse than might be expected in and Pharpar, and that the Yang-tse-Kiang is a place situated in that latitude and facing probably neither superior nor inferior in that west-south-west, speedily blossomed out into respect to any of the three, is not to the a favourite winter resort. That the sun point. People must be sent to places which actually has more power there than in other they think likely to do them good, and when parts of England one must not venture to they have tried half-a-dozen well-known loca- deny, in the face of the formidable array of lities without conspicuous change in their decimal figures which have been brought condition, there is obviously nothing for it forward to prove it, and indeed it seems but to recommend some locality which is not scarcely worth while to dispute about such well known. Thus remote Alpine valleys, minute differences ; but that it is amply African deserts, and primitive English fish- shielded from the north and east by its overing villages are wont to find sudden great- hanging red cliffs anybody can see at a glance, ness thrust upon them; and thus, quite and the beauty of its position and of the recently, Kingscliff
, which for hundreds of surrounding scenery has never been called in years had led a peaceful, slumberous ex- question.
Yachtsmen, dawdling along the coast from leaving Kingscliff Bay is Beckton itself, a regatta to regatta in the month of August, noble old grey structure, erected-possibly have long been familiar with this charming from an Italian design--rather more than spot, and have admired it through their field- two centuries ago. Viewed from the sca, glasses ; but no yacht ever puts in there, Beckton, with its length of flat façade and because the anchorage is so bad, and the bay its two jutting wings, is decidedly imposing. lies open to the quarter of prevailing winds. A long flight of semicircular granite steps If you were running before the prevailing leads up to its central entrance from a grassy wind, and consequently making up Channel, bowling-green. Between this and the specyou would obtain your first glimpse of tator there is a balustrade, also of granite, Kingscliff immediately after rounding Hal- broken in the middle by wrought-iron gates, combe Head, which forms the western horn on either side of which is a high pillar, surof the bay. It is a low, bare promontory, mounted by a ball; from the gates a second exposed to the stormy blasts and swept by flight of steps leads down to a second lawn, them of all vegetation save a few stunted then comes a second balustrade exactly shrubs ; the soft red sandstone of which it is similar to the first, a third flight of steps, composed is continually crumbling away and after which there is an end of levelling, and falling in great blocks into the sea, which nature is allowed to have her own way with blocks have been tormented by the rush of the land until it touches the sea. The general water into fantastic crags and pinnacles; but effect is fine, though perhaps a little sombre, as the red cliffs trend inland from this point no flower-garden being visible from this they gradually increase in height; their quarter. slopes, down to the water's edge, become Kingscliff, as above described, is the clothed with hanging woodlands, and just Kingscliff of some years back; nowadays the where the eastern curve begins stands Kings- fishing boats on the beach are flanked by a cliff
, a cluster of white cottages, fronted by a regiment of bathing-machines ; the Royal white beach, whereon some half-dozen of stout Hotel and the Marine Parade have displaced fishing-smacks are hauled up high and dry. the fishermen's cottages, and a goodly porDown the deep gully behind the village a tion of Admiral Greenwood's property is trout-stream leaps to join the sea, the silvery covered with smart villas. From the yachtsgleam of its miniature cascades visible here men's point of view these changes may not and there between the trees. To the west- seem to be altogether changes for the better, ward of this gully, and at a considerable but from the point of view of Admiral height above the village, there is a space of Greenwood, Mr. Buswell, the butcher, the level ground occupied by Morden Court, the baker, and the lodging-house keeper, and property of Rear-Admiral Greenwood, to others too numerous to mention, they are a whom also a good part of Kingscliff belongs, joy to the eye and a comfort to the heart. and behind the house there are more woods, All these, comparing past with present times, topped by a stretch of heathy moor and by are wont to lift up their hands with one waving fields of wheat and barley.
consent and bless good Dr. Bartholomew. Morden Court is a comfortable, substantial- Nevertheless, at the time when this story looking mansion, but its architectural pre-opens, there was a dissentient minority. tensions are slight; the eye of the observant True, this minority consisted only of one, stranger is more likely to be attracted by an but then he was a host in himself. Majorancient Tudor building which rises con- General Sir Brian Segrave, K.C.B., owner of spicuous on the eastern side of the bay. It Beckton, of a moiety of Kingscliff
, and of is of comparatively small dimensions, but is much land thereunto adjacent, was, as Mr. considered by connoisseurs to be a singularly Buswell would frequently declare, a born perfect specimen of its style. This is Kings- obstructionist. Sir Brian had been veheCliff Manor, where many generations of Win- mently opposed to the whole scheme of stowes have lived and died. The Winstowes Kingscliff improvements from beginning to were once a wealthy and powerful family, end. He did not, he said, want to have possessing properties of far greater size and mushroom watering-places cropping up under importance than this cradle of their race, his nose; pleasure-seekers were offensive to but their possessions gradually fell away him ; brass bands were more offensive still; from them; the last of them is now dead, Mr. Buswell was most offensive of all. There and the Manor has passed to their neighbours, is every reason to believe that he would have the Segraves of Beckton.
quarrelled with his old friend Admiral GreenThe first thing that you open out after wood for aiding and abetting the enemy,