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me, my Lord Castledowne what sweet his countenance assuming not only a grave names your places have in Leland." but a severe expression; "and I hope that
“ Yes, madam,” returned his Lordship, General Randal Killaloe will never, by recolouring in his turn; " but I hope there turning to Ireland, make it necessary for will never be any resemblance between the || his countrymen to diive him thence again, Castles whose names, your Ladyship has | by the compulsive argument of a horsejust mentioned together."
whip." “And why not?" asked my aunt; “what “ Bless me, aunt!" cried I; “is it posis the difference between your Lordship's sible that you should be acquainted with seat of Castledowne, and General Killaloe's such a person? I never beard you mention of Castle Killaloe? is the latter in a par
him before." ticular ruinous slate ?"
“And I never saw him before last night,". “ You do not understand me, madam," returned she, with raiber a calmer air, and replied the Earl smiling; "and perhaps it directing her discourse to Lord Castleis not necessary that you should. I was “ While my niece, Hymenæa, and merely hurried into the remark by certain Miss Avis were at the piano, I accompafeelings inseparable from a man who re
nied Lady vis into the bird room; and spects his country; but the reason of this there her Ladysbip shewed me a beautiful warmth never can concern ladies of the Bishop of Portugal, which, she told me, respectability of those I have the hovour she had just received as a present from to address.". He bowed to us both as he || General Killaloe. I did not remember concluded.
having seen that General's name in our My aunt looked very uneasy; she bit Army List, and of course asked her where her lip, and twisted the note sbe had just he came from. She informed me that he received almost to pieces in her hand. The had a number of fine birds; and she was Larl's observations, and the effect they sure, would I ask him to my next concert evidently had on her, did not lessen the | (as he was very fond of music) he would Eve-ish quality in my breast; and assuming | give me a loury. For a long time I liave a little of the fashionable nonchalence with been wishing for this bird; ard as Lady which one asks the question we most wish A vis assured me that General Killaloe was to have resolved, I carelessly repeated my quite a man of fashion, I did not hesitate aunt's words, but with some addition : to have him introduced." “ But pray, my Lord, is Castle Killaloe a “But how did so amiable a woman as very ruinous place? what is its possessor? Lady Avis," exclaiined 1, “become acand who lives there?"
quainted with a person of such ill-repute ?" The Earl laughed good humouredly. “ Like myself,” answered my aunt; you
will know?" cried he; “I do not "she believed him to be what he had been like to be the aspersor of reputations; but represented. He was introduced to her jf I answer your questions candidly, I by an Irish lady of family. Every one should say that Castle-Killaloe is a ruinous | knows how fond my friend Avis is of birds. place in every acceptation of the word. It | It seems General Killaloe, as I said before, is not only dilapidated itself, but its owner is equally enamoured of music. Louisa. is dilapidated in fortune, name, and charac Avis plays divinely on the piano; and so ter. And for its present inhabitants, ! Mrs. O'Leary presented the General and should suppose they are no other than his Bishop of Portugal together. Lady rooks, owls, and peradventure the Killaloe | Avis, who is very discreet, inquired of her benshee, howling over the deceased honour || Irish friend every particular about her. of the family!"
brave countryman, before she would re“ My Loid!" cried my aunt, in vain | ceive his presept; and Mrs. O'Leary, inattempting to conceal surprise under a formed her that the General was of one of dignified air; "you must be mistaken; you the most respectable Catholic families in cannot be speaking of General Randal | Ireland. That being a younger brother, Killaloe, of Castle Killaloe in the county and the path to honourable distinction of Armagh?"
closed on him at home by his religion, at an “ The very same," returned the Earl, W early age be went abroad, and entered the
Austrian sex vice. There, in due time, be Aye," cried the Earl, as soon as he rose to the rank of a General; and mean. had read the note, “I knew both the man's while liis elder brother, the heir of bis fami-hand-writing and his style. Will your ly dying, he came over to take possession "Ladyship," added he, “ without being ofof his paternal estate in Armagh.-Satis. fended at my frankness, allow me to tell fied by this account," continued my, aunt, you all I know of this disreputable pre“ when I re-entered the drawing-room, I suming acquaintance ?" allowed Lady Avis to present the General “ I shall be grateful, my Lord,” replied to me. His person and manners spoke the my aunt; and while she still obscured her man of birth and fashion"; and." Here | face by her leaning position, I was surmy aunt stammered, looked confused, | prised by perceiving a tear trembling on paused, and then, after complaining that her eye-lid. The sight gave me a sudden the room was hot, and I had opened a twitch at ihe heart for baving trified with window, she resumed :
a subject that could possibly have any « The General talked to me of my Para connection with her sensibisiy; but the dise plume; and soon finding that I wished deed was done, and with a self-reproachful for a loury, he offered me, in the politest sigh I turned to listen to the Earl's ex. manner, one of his.
He was to have planation. brought it to me this morning; but acci My narrative shall be brief," said he, dent bas prevented him. Here is his apo. “ for my subject is unpleasant. Suffice it Ingy," added she, presenting the note she to say, that Randal Kilialoe is, as Mrs. yet held in her hand to the Earl. He | O'Leary has set forth, a son of Killaloe of looked at it.
Killaloe Castle, in Armagh. But he was "“ Am I permitted to read it aloud ?" in- of illegitimate birth. Hence he has no quired his Loidship.
legal right to the family name. However, “Certainly," replied my aunt; "I have that misfortune could not be considered no secrets from Hymenæa. Had she no as any fault in him, did not his subsequent ticed him at Lady Avis's I am sure she conduct shew more of his female parent would have believed every thing which (a coumon woman from the streets of that note discloses".
Dublin) than of his father, who, though My aunt leaned her head thoughtfully a dissipated was an bonest man. Oid Kil. on her hand, and the Earl opened the laloe, when on his death-bed, left bis estates billet dour. As I sat on the same suitane (which were all personal property) between with his Lordship, I could smell that the two sons, both by the same abandoned paper was scented with otto of roses, and mother. After the old man's death, she could see that the hand-writing was ele- | arroga:ed to herself the name of his wife ; gant. The Earl began to read :-, and her eldest son possessing a castle which
“ General Killaloe presumes on the con- | bore the family name, she foolishly believed descension with which Lady Lovelace dis-il that the worlu would credit a falsehood un. tinguished him last night, thus to apolo- supported by any of the usual certificates. gize to her Ladyship for obeying recessity The young men lived in a career of extrain postponing the fulfilment of commands vagance and vice; and Randal, who calls received by him in such a situation of hiinseif General Killaloe, being handsome happiness. He is this morning suddenly in his person, and of good ralents, soon called upon to sign soine papers relative made bimself notorious ail over the county to his taking, possession of bis paternal, for his amours and his treasons. Disapinheritance of Castle Killaloe, in the pointed in his improper advances to the county of Armagh. Business, therefore, I wife of an English oificer of rank, who for a short time, usurps the expression of was quartered near Castle Killaloe, he that devotiou he must eyer feel for a lady i swore vengeance against the whule nation; of Countess Lovelace's charms and cha- | and thus, in a fit of libertine spleen he sacter ; but in the course of a few days, he became not only 'the accomplice of the hopes to lay both him elf and his loury at most turbulent spirits in Ireland, but the the feet of her, Ladyship.-Clarendon ndefatigable perverter of the principles Hotel."
of all the simple peasantry, who might
otherwise have remained content and quiet. “ He might indeed have been dargerWhen the rebellion in my unhappy coun ous," replied Lady Lovelace, “ for his art try broke out, Raudal Killaloe was called in flattery is unexampled; and having a upon by the unfortunate men he had per- | young person of your fortune under my suaded to be rebels, to lead them in the care, bad I escaped his toiis, I canno: but field. This his cowardice withheld him dread that you might have been the vicfrom doing; and, eternal shame on his tim." head, he doubly betrayed the poor igno “ Depend on it, my Lady," returned rant wretches he Lud ensnared! He se
the Earl, “ that a man so profigate and cretly wrote to government, and, on pro. so prodigal as he has been, cau have no mise of pardon to himself, gave up five attractions to this house from the beauties thousand men to the vengeance of the and merits of its two amiable inliabitants. laws! After this act of treachery he was A libertipe soon ceases to place any pecuabhorred both by the insurgent party and liar value on charms of any kind; therethe royal. He had wasted bis share of the
fore dismally does that woman deceive Kil'aloe property by his extravagancies; herself who, acting on the foolish adage and without money, and without a cha- that a seformed rake makes the best husracter, he suddenly disappeared from Ire- band,' takes such a character to her arms. land. A year after, I heard he was roam
It is possible that a libertine may, from ing about the Continent, under some great religious or interested motives, abandon military appellation; that and bis per- his licentious pursuits; but he can never sonal appearance together, introduced him
recover that delicate perception of female into good societies, until his gallantries, excellence which can alone live in a virand his success in cards, made it necessary
tuous mind. Associating intimately with for the masters of families to shut their profligate women corrupts the taste and doors against him. You tell me that he
the judgment, and ruins the finest sensi. is now in England; that he is introduced bilities of man. In short, my dear Ladies, here by Mrs. O'Leary. I know that wo
the feelings of honourable live, which man (who is anothe: disgrace to my coun give such happiness to the marriage stale, try); she exists by ceriain profits attending are in the breast of our sex whai chastity certain negociations in polite and dissi- ' is in yours; once sac: ficed to illicit paspated society. Affecting decorum herself, sion, they can no more be recal ed. They she not only introduces handsome adven
are the bloom of the heart, pas ed away turers, where they may make a prey of
for ever." rich widows or heiresses for wives, but I
“ It was then my jointure, I suppose,“ have known her, more than once, be the
answered my aunt, brushing nith hame, go between in a case of crim. con. and when ! " that attracted this General to pour forth the adulierous couple have afterwards mar
bis nonsense at my feet; for to be frank ried, receive a douceur for ber services in with you, dear Lord Castledowie, as you the affair.
seem to take really a friendly interest in " This, Lady Lovelace," continued the me and Hymenæa, I must confess that Earl, “is the character of the discreet General Killaloe did say things to me last Mrs. O'Leary, a woman, indeed, of fa- night, to lead me to suppose, that if I mily, but having married ill (to the pleased, bimself and Castle Kiilaloe were keeper of a Pharv bank), she imbibed all both at my disposal.” her husband's dishonourable arts, and, "I do not doubt it," replied the good when he died, became a spare, an instiu. Earl, smiling; “ but his Irish estate, like mentof disgrace; and many are the wreich- ! himself, is impoverished in every thing. ed persons, male and female, who have to The extravagancies of bis late brother, too execrate the success of her purchased ma- nearly resembled his own.; and, from the chinations."
authority of my steward, I kvow that no“But this General Killaloe," exclaimed thing now remains of the property but 1, "what a dangerous man must be be! the bare walls of the dilapidated castle. Ob, my dear aunt, how glad I am we have Your Lad, ship's fine ii come would iu leed escaped him!"
have been a prize for this pirate; and allow
me to hope that the escape you have had fice it to say, that every swindling per.
“Extremes are bad, my amiable friend,"
Convinced as I was with the cogency contained a small tress that had formerly of Lord Castledowne's arguments against decorated the handsome countenance of the passion of favouritism of any kind, I Lou:s XIV. From that bour my unhappy yet could not but second his pleadings for sister imbibed a mania, which has cost her the pretty little cut-throats, and my aunt thousands to keep in leinper. The best at last yielded to their continued resi. apartment in her house is like a wig. dence in her boudoir. At the clo e of this maker's shop, hung round with hair of all debate, the Earl had accidentally discomlengths, colours, and descriptions, in glass-posed the parcel of invitation cards which cases, labelled with the names of the once || lay on the table with his hand. The name supposed owners. The, e is hardly a cha- l of the Countess of Hexham caught his racter of any note, male or female, of this eye: it was to invite my aunt and I to an country, or of the Continent, if you happen assembly in the ensuing week. to mention, that she does not run to this “ That is a delightful woman," said he, hair repository, and briuging forth some pointing to the Countess's card; “ she is flowing lock, cased in crystal, gravely tells worth half the honourable names in the you that it once grew on the head of the Red-Book." person you have been speaking of. I have “I know very liule of her," answered seen ber do this, when the discourse has | Lady Lovelace, “she and I have only as fallen upon the Court of Charles II. and || yet exchanged tickets; and, until your the Parliament of Cromwell; she had a Lordship said this in her favour, I was tress for every courtezan, a strip of hair | quite dubious about going to her party, I Es every senator. But it would be redious hear she is a writer ; and I hate author. to particularize all her extravagance; suf- ll ladies, they are so very dumineering."
“ Then you need not fear any mental I rejiced in ibis resolutivi. Aud Lord tyranny from Lady Hexham,” returned Castledownie expressing the pleasure he the Earl; “ she is as amiable as learned. shouid have in seeing me cultivate the Lady Castled:wne will then be in towy), esteem of his Lady, he withdrew; and and I shall certainly have the happiness of my aunt ordered her carriage for the attending her to the Countess's on that drive. night.” If that is the case," said my aunt, “I
(To be continued.) will accept the invitation.”
LOVE AND LITERATURE.
FROM THE FRENCH OF MADAME DE GENLIS.
“ What a beautiful invention is that of easel; does she continue to cultivate ber tadiligencés! especially now, that allvur horses lents? dees she still draw ?"_" Not often ; are taken up for the armies, and all our car she writes or she reads. Every body now, riages sold! Nere, theless, the best diligence, doats upon reading ! there are so many new for example, this from Lyous, caunot go very books! Look here, I was reading when you diligently in winter, w ben, during its jouruty, came in."'--" Bow! a romance !"-“(, we -it must have to sustain, at least, one battle no longer read any thing else; throw a glance
with rubbers ; be overset, or stick fast in the on these shelves, you will find nothing there mud, regularly every night; and be stopped | but romances and plays.
Do you wish ten or twelve times a-day by the allurement of to learn at once all the novelties ? only a public-house, or the craziness of a wheel!-- read the titles of these works : Oh! there is a what a detestable way to travel for a lover, charming one! Guinguin Bredouille ; and ibis, who, after two years absence, gors to Paris, tu Nigaud net and Codindine; it has not mucb meet and marry the woman whom he adores !"
pretensions to gevius, but it is vastly droll; Thus spoke Clairville in the Diligence de and then, The Marriage of the Devil's Sister! Lyon, thougb he was then only six leagues Little Fanny's Foot; My Uncle's Hiiling-place.from Paris : but the nearer we draw to a long-On, that whicb you hold is a collection of the desired happiness, the more our impatience Comedies that have had brilliant success :increases with the lively enotion liy which it The Red Devil; Two and Two make Four; The js caused. At leugib they reach Paris ; it is Tartindale--but hark! don't I hear a coach noon; Clarville tbrows himself out of the diligence, and takes a backuey coach, exclain
At these words Clairville throws down tbe ing, “Street de la Loi, No. 30, full gallop!" volume of dramatic ercellence, and fies to meet After having most devoutly cursed the stop
Eulalie. Tbe presence of a tutor restrails pages, the carts, and the coaches, Clairville
not two lovers, whose marriage has been long finds himself at the door of his beloved.-
projected by their familes: thus Eulalie and « Mademoiselle Eulalie de Fierval, is she
Clairville attempted not to conceal the joy with here,” be demands of the porter. “ No, ci which they beheld each other again, after tizen ; but she will be home to dinner, with such a tedious separation. Eulalie regarded the citizen, her tutor.""My name is Clair.
Clairville with inexpressible delight; lie bad ville."_" Oh! we expected you : come in, been with the armies nearly the whole time citizen."
of his absence ; he had nobly distinguished Clairville gives some money to the porter, bimself; and nothing embellishes a lover so who hasteps to conduct bim to the apart. much in the eyes of his mistress, as success in ments of his young inistress, and leaves him var. The tutor left the lovers together in the with Eulalie's maid, who, on perceiying Clair- | library of Eulalie. Clairville tenderly reville, utters a cry of joy. “Oh! how glad my marked Eulalie had lost some of her fresh. Lady will be!"-"My dear Sophy, she loves ness : ubat a touching proof of love and conne then, still:"-With her whole heart.”.
stancy! Eulalie had suffered, had wept his " Where is my Eulalie?"-" At the Ly- || absence! uothing had amused her grief!ceum.'-" This is ber chair ; that is her writ Could he doubt ber when she was so thiu ! ing-desk; but I see peither ber harp nor her while be, more than once what self-re