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in a mingled costume of native and Europeains the head

1 MEDICAL SELECTIONS!!! and ucek is generally decked with the lei, wbich being 11 either of the golden flowers of the rima pr bohu, or of red and yellow feathers, are displayed: advantageously over

No. VI. DISLOCATIONS !! *** their dark hair and necks: the native dress among the fair When the articular surfaces of bones are forced out of sex consists of the paii, which is several folds of either the their proper place, the accident is termed a dislocation or native of European cloth, and resembles (the komboi of luxation. The loose joints which admit of motion in every Ceylon, or the cumberbund of India ; over the shoulder the direction, as the shoulder-joint, and the hip-joint, are those tie is worn, it is spacious, and frequently thrown over the which are most frequently dislocated a) while those which head, like the chudda of India ; the chief ladies have adopt- move like a hinge, as the knee-joint and elbow, are more. ed a dress (after the European fashion) of black silk, and rarely dislocated, and reqnire an unusual degree of violence it is a colour highly esteemed among them. The chief to accomplish it. Dislocation may be complete, as when ladies are corpulent, and consequently destitute of any the articulating surfaces are quite separateds or incomplete, beauty or grace of figure. The leis are formed of feathers when a part still remains in contact with its neighbouring procured from a bird, called by the natives oo, the small bone. The dislocation of the round-headed bones viay take Yellow feathers under the wing being used for that purpose; place in every direction, that is, they may be pushed backthese feathers are also used in making the aahu, or fea- ward, forward, upward, downward, or in any part of the thered cloaks, as also the aumanu, or tippets, and in the circumference. The other kinds of joints are capable of decoration of the mai-i-ore, or helmets ; the black feathers dislocation only backward, forward, and to either side. of the oo are used for making the kairi, or fly-wisks ; the When a dislocated bone has been restored to its place, it is inside of the feathered cloaks, on which the feathers are said to be reduced ; and the ease with which this is accomplaced, is formed of a fine net-work, called aapene, made plished depends much on the length of time which has from the inner bark of the orena, a species of urtica. The elapsed since the accident. When bones have been out of red feathers procured from a small bird called tivi is also their place for a few days, their reduction becomes very used in the lei, and there is another bird from which a difficult; and when the time is very long, it is impossible. smaller bright yellow feather is procured; it is called mamu The soft parts and the bone accommodate themselves to the by the natives, and is very rare.

altered position. In several cases, the opening in the cap(The tapas or native cloth used for the pau, is painted in sular ligament becomes closed, and will not allow the bone an infinite variety of patterns, several apparently in imita- to return into its place; or adhesions may be formed be. sion of those of our cotton prints, so much so that at a dis-tween the bones and the place to which it has come. For tance it was difficult to distinguish whether the dress was this reason, when a person has had the misfortune to disof native or European manufacture; the native cloth is locate a joint, he should immediately apply for assistance now principally made at the island of Hawai.

to have it reduced if possible, before swelling and inflan. A few strawberries and oranges have been grown on the mation of the parts, or any other untoward consequence, elevated land at some parts of Hawai, but they have not render reduction difficult or impossible. In cases of very yot succeeded at Oahu ; the oranges at the islands of Tauai great external violence, it sometimes happens that not only and Hawai were excellent, and trees thrive better at those is the joint luxated, but an external wound is inflicted, by islands than at any other of the group.

which the danger and severity of the symptoms are exceed. • We sailed foom Oahu at daylight on the 26th of Janu- ingly increased ; and, in some cases, so great is the danger ary, 1830, and on the 28th were off Wymea, island of of a woanded joint, and of the air getting admission into its Tauair; landing was difficult on account of the surf, and it cavity, that immediate amputation of the limb is advisable. is frequently impracticable. The village of Wymea was · A bone is known to be dislocated by there being a loss pleasantly situated on the borders of a sandy beach, and of the usual motion in the joint, by the limb being altered wear it a smal river flows, discharging itself into the sea, in its length, or distorted; by there being great pain in the but appears to be only navigable at a short distance for surrounding parts, and this pain increased on motion or canots. On the opposite side, on a rocky ascent, a fort is pressure. The head of the dislocated bone is sometimes situated, which was constructed after scientific principles; distinctly felt in a wrong place, and a vacuity or depression this was explained by its being an abortive attempt of the is perceived where there ought to be a fulness. Russians to form a settlement on the island ; the natives' The causes of dislocation are either internal or external. alarmhowever, was excited in time, and the fort was taken The internal causes are, diseases of the joint or its append. by thein 5 it was mounted with a few ships' carronades, ages, relaxation of the ligaments, palsy of the muscles, swivels, &c The appearance of this village from the ship any morbid affection that destroys the cartilages, the ligawas picturesque, the land gradually ascending behind; the ments, or articular cavities. A white swelling sometimes soit appears to be a red clay-the chief or governor of the partially dislocates the knee; and scrofulous disease of the island is named Kakioeva. On ascending the elevated hip-joint is the cause of dislocation there. External causes ground behind the village, on one side appeared a beautiful of dislocation are such as blows, falls, violent wrenches or valley abounding in taro plantationg laid out with much twists, and the like. Dislocations from the last set of neatness and regularity, having numerous cocoa-nut and causes are more easily reduced than others. plantain trees planted on the banks. The hills about the Treatment. The treatment of dislocations, though a village were ubcultivated, the valleys, among all the islands branch of surgery requiring great skill and dexterity as of the group, being the only places usually under cultiva. well as anatomical science, has very frequently been in the tior Some of the native women, I observed, wore bonnets hands of those who had no pretensions to either, and who mamıfactured from the very young leaves of the cocoa were possessed only of brute strength, or of a certain knack, palm, and they had a neat appearance, but do not equal the empirically acquired, of which they know not the mechanism bommets made by the females of the Society Islands from nor the reason. “Many people (says Mr.Pott) rogard the propared stalks of the pia, or arrow-root plant (tacca bone-setting, as it is called, as no matter of science; as a thing pinnasisida.). In the evening we took our departure from which the most ignorant farrier may, with the utmost ease, the island, index is in

become soon and perfectly master of; nay, that he may re

ceive it from his father and family as a kind of heritage." all the following very interesting piece of advice was lately in the former practice of surgery, too much was expected given by the housekeeper of a maiden lady of thirty, whoatlast from mere force, either of the human arm alone, or ashad some thoughts of rentering into holy bonds': * Take sisted by machinery ; and too little was allowed to the my advice, and never marry, Ma'am, take care how you lay powers of nature, which might be brought into action by down master and get up dame. I married a cross inan of proper knowledge of the muscles which favour or oppose a bæsband, ond the very first week of our marriage, Ma'ain, the reduction. The inusoles which move the joints in a be snapped me because I put my cold feet to his'n. You, sound state, do not lose their power when the joint is luxdon't know byen, 'Ma'am, so well as I du,"

ated s but, on the contrary, are often spasmodically affected,

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and draw the bone out of the direction most favourable for should be put as far as possible in the centre of motion consideration, what, muscles nre likely to oppose the reduca necessary. Aftei luxations of the shoulder-jovut, the art tion of a joint; and these muscles will vary according to is to be kept in a sling. If there is any appearance of the direction iy which the bone is luxated. In the writings inflammation or swelling taking place from the accident, of Mr. Pott are some of the best and most judicious obser. or from the force employed in reduction, a cold lotion is to vations on dislocations; and much of what follows is ex- be kept to the place, and even leeches may be necess tracted from that eminent surgical author. Although a joint, with a saline piirgative. 11 The patient must for some diku may have been luxated by means of considerable violence, be cautious in using the limb., it can by no means follow that the same degree of violence Compound luxations are those which are attended with is necessary for its reduction. When a joint hag been lux- a wound communicating with the cavities of the injured ated, at least one of the bones is kept in that unnatural joints. These injuries are often attended ' with very great situation by the action of some of the muscular parts in danger, and much skill and judgment are required to connexion with it. We cannot know whether the ligaments decide upon the treatment immediately after the accident of the joints are broken or not, and this circumstance need so much injury may be done, that any attempt to cure i: not influence our methods for reduction. All the force would soon be frustrated by violent fever, gangrene, as! used in reducing a luxated bone, be it more or less, be it death ; all of which may be prevented by the ani putation by hands, towels, ligatures, or machines, ought always to of the limb. At the same time, it is to be remarked, thu be applied to the other extremity of the said bone, and, as by proper care and judicious treatment, many apparently much as possible, to that only. In the reduction of the untoward cases may do well. The reduction of

compots. shoulder and hip-joint, the whole body should be kept as dislocations must be effected as gently and as quickly steady as possible. In order to make use of an extending possible. The wound is to be cleared from dirt of my force with all possible advantage, and to excite thereby the extraneous matter, and its lips are to be brought together least pain and inconvenience, it is necessary that all parts by adhesive plaster. The limb is to be bound with the serving to the motion of the dislocated joint, or in any proper splints and bandages, and to be kept cool by refridegree counected with it, be put into such a state as to give gerant lotions ; and if there is much constitutional exci'e

. the smallest possible degree of resistance. In the reduction ment, bleeding, large and general, is to be put in practice : of such joints as consist of a round head, noving in a and internal means are to be used for the diminution and socket, no attempt ought to be made for replacing the head, cure of feverish symptoms, should any such present teema until-it has, by extension, been brought forth from the place selves. Saline dranghts and antimonial medicines must be where it is, and nearly to a level with the socket. Au resorted to, and purgatives also, provided they do not salthat the surgeon has to do, is to bring it to such level; the ject the patient to too much motion of the injured para muscles attached to the bone will do the rest for him, and if the febrile symptoms abate, and the local intamatos that whether he will or not. Whatever kind or degree of does not run to any great 'extent, we may hope that the fonnd necessary for the reduction of a luxated injury is to pass over without bad consequaces, but the

reverse may happen, violent inflammation may attack the degree 'must always be first tried, and it must be increased joint, and be followed by suppuration, and all the dann hy degrees. They who have not made the experiment, will and debilitating symptoms of hectic fever." While these not believe to how great a degree a gradually increased ex- continue it would be dangerous' to attempt anipatsiot tension may be carried without any injury to the parts but we must wait till these symptoms abate, and then extended, whercas great force exerted hastily, is productive give the patient the only chance of saving his life. Har. of very terrible and lasting mischief. Extension ing made these general observations on dislocations a hold of napkins or sheets, put round the part at which it is can hardly be considered necessary or proper,"in a pombe judged proper to make the extension, or else a multiplied | work, to enter on the minute details of the symptoms and pulley may be used. The first is the preferable method. cure of every particular dislocation. For these we mans The extension should always be first made in the same di- . refer to books of Surgery, 7 rection into which the dislocated bone is thrown; but, in Dislocations or fractures of the limbs of infants 2016 proportion as the muscles yield, the bone is to be gradually times happen in delivery. They ought never to be res brought back into its natural position. The extension will deated or neglected, but the proper tneasines should prove quite unavailing, unless the bone, with which the uken for their replacement and curdlr ; vix***** dislocated head 18 naturally articulated, be kept-mos CAT INI

TUTTI tionless by counter-extension, or arforce, ati. least equal

IRELAND. I 11 141011 to the other but made in a contrary direction., i

When the attempts at reduction fail, the want of success, is vir LAND of beauty, land, of sadnessy au su puse et sometimes owing to the extension not being powerful

t-suy Land, whose lyra is turned to madness! ;enough, and to the great muscular strength of the pas Why that throb of deep emotion, tient, whose muscles counteract all the efforts to re Felt o'er valley, mount, and oceasi ? place the bone. In the latter case, the warm bath, bleed. ing, and other means of relaxation are to be employed;

Why that look of wordless anguishi and some have even recommended intoxication ; but though

Why that strain, whose echoes languisha.. a drunken man is sometimes quite incapable of resisting

Land of beauty, doth thy spirit any force applied to him, the propriety of this is very Some undying wound inherit ? questionable, as the same effect may be produced by more Land of sadness! beams of glory,' som pri sodales scientifie und lesg immoral means. Long-continued, una

Lit thy times of ancient storytrvat 116. ',. i remittings gradual extension, will at last weary out the most powerful muscles; and this practice is the most to

1991, : When freedom wove a wreath of honouret 19**? be recommendella, A dislocation is known to be reduced Round the brow of bold O'Connor. by the limb recovering its natural length, shape, and direc Athnoree! dark hour of sorrow! phon!! tion, and 'hy the patient being able to perform certain motions, which he could not do when the bone was out of

Night of blood, thou had'st no morrow, 19h, na its place.' There is a great and 'sudden diminution of 4043 Thou did'st bind the chain of slavery !!! pain ; and sometimes the bone is heard to give a loud Round the nerveless hand of bravery crack when going into its natural position,

Thow'diđst still the high-toned basdm.. After the reduction of a dislocated bone is effected, care must be taken to prevent a recurrence of the accident, by

!".01. Thou did'st blight greeu Erin's blossoms 114 ining the limb stcady by appropriate bandages, which


fellows-failings which, in those we love, give us additional

'cause to love them, because they give us soinething to forWHAT EVERYBODY SAYS MUST BE TRUE.

give; and there is a pertinacity in human affection which A TALE.

clings more closely to 'all for which it has'in any'degrec sufSo thought Mrs. Leger ; but so thought not her son fered. But nature is a niggård, and while she lavishes with Leslie Mrs. St. Leger had long been a rich widow, and one hand, is sure to hold back something with the other. consequently had long been what a woman seldom is-sher She had given to Leslie St. Leger a handsome person, a kecu own mistress. She had learned with her catechism to have wit, and a strong, penetrative, and generonis mind'; but she a due reverence for all those in authority over her." The or education, or both combined, had bestowed upon him a only person in autherity over her for years had been her- rash, self-willed, and obstinate disposition. self; therefore for her own judgments and opinions upon « Every body says so, therefore it must be true," said, all subjects, she entertained the greatest deference. Her Mrs. St. Leger to Mrs. Brambleton, (a toady in every thing parents had been of the stern school, of the last age; she but salary and suavity,) as her son Leslie entered the breakhad sacrificed her best affections to obey their wishes, and fast room. formed a worldly marriage, which had made her miserable. “ And what is it that is so true because every body says Yet while she exulted in her own exemplary conduct, she so?" inquired he, with a smile. never, even in thought, murmured at the tyranny of those « Why, my dear, that the house which Mr. Manningfield who had obtained for her the thorny diadem that recom. has just bought in Whitehall smokes most abominably, or pensed her filial martyrdom; on the contrary, they were else he would not have got it so cheap." her parents, and therefore their conduct was a model for “I only know," said Leslie, " that all the time Lord all parental proceedings. "It is trne, that in her own proper Leitrim lived in it, which has been for the last thirty years, person she eschewed tyranny; for, from the time he could he declares he has never known a single room in it to smoke Lisp (mamma," to the (in him very precocions) epoch when once." he could distinctly and emphatically pronounce the words “Of course he would say so," snapped Mrs. Brambleton, · I will," and I wont,” she had never thwarted the when he wanted to sell it. Some chicken, Mr. St. Leger ? slightest wish of her only son, who was at the same time Really you eat nothing. I should think you were in love, her only idol, for which reason she concluded herself to be only Mrs. St. Leger tells me she cannot get you to go into the most devoted of mothers, and conceived herself justly en

society at all since you returned from abroad." itled to a double, and more implicit share of obedience

“My dear mother, I don't know what you call going Erorn her son, whenever he should arrive at the epoch of out, but Heaven and myself only know what I have endurnuman life, at which, of all others, people have the best here ; or, as the newspaper would phrase it, how largely I.

ed, in the way of dancing and dinnering, fiom my arrival right to judge for themselves, But she had married have tasted of British hospitality,' a hospitality, forsooth, against her inclination to obey. her parents; how much which marvellously resembles that fountain at Smyrna, of more, then,'ought he'to do so to gratify the most indulgent which no man can partake without its being expected that of mothers! Yet if one had hinted to Mrs. St. Leger that he should take away a wife from the place; for hospitality, she was unreasonable in any thing, she would have stared in this country, is chiefly, confined to fathers of families n unfeigned rastonishment; for she would instantly recol labouring under an accumulation of daughters, all and ect how much more reasonable and less exigeante she each ready to fall to the lot of the first man who can give vas than her parents had been. Moreover, like all persons them a focal habitation and a name."" vho live totally out of it, she piqued herselt on griat know. dear Leslie, young men get up such strange notions edge of the world. A love of, solitude was the idiosyncrasy on the continent, and learu so soon to undervalue the true f her whole family; and the worst of indulging in solitude and solid blessings of an English fireside : it is really >, that we are apt to get a trick of wearing our virtues wrong quite shoeking. Where abxoad: will you meet with such a ide out, and where caution would be quite a sufficient de family as the Jernynghamsa", 19.50 1.96. ence against the monster, the word, (whom as we rarely

"Where, indeed, thank God!" cried Leslie. " sce, but live quite nearenough forneighbourly feuds, we must

Emineline Jemyngham_such a street, retiring, lady. conclude to be our enemy;) we are not content with arming like unobtrusive girl, and so pretty!" vurselves with its extremity-suspicion.

"Sweet, retiring, and unobtrusive! C'est a dire, gauche We may seclude

comme une vache Espagnole, et bornée comme une bosquet urselves with economy, but the odds are, we einerge with varice. Solitude is a soil in which few feelings grow, but basis and fire for the summit; her hair is positively couleur

à l'opera ; and as for beauty, that of Etna,“-ice for the rrors_those spring up into' excess. All who indulge it

feu d'enfer." row a little mad. But to our story. Mrs. St. Leger, not

Poor Mrs. St. Leger lifted up her hands and eyes in withstanding her solitary faults, was an excelleat woman, astonishment at her graceless son's cavalier dieatment of Lind at heart, and fauttless in intention, and often would

her panegyric. She had known the well-regulated stimes ave been the very first to have appreciated and admired

when a parent's opinion was indisputable, and when peoertain qualities had she happened to find t'rem in any other ple read, heard, dreamed of nothing eise but • the wisdom endividuals than those she especially dislikedo, Of her son

of our ancestors ;" but she had lived to see the inauspicious he had, perhaps, more reason to be proud than fond. Not day, when she was afraid to provoke contradiction from hat he lacked any of the virtues that beget esteem, or the her own son, and when it was a hundred to one but that ood qualities wbich cani alone create or retain'genuine af- very book she opened, from the pompous and Johnsonianection ; nor did he want those thousand little mameless looking quarto down to the dandified and fukin duodecimo, ilings, which rescue very gifted persojis from the chilling or even the penny canaille of the paper democracy, would cights on which they would otherwise be placed above their have for its opening sentence some grierous grievance"

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„IZIN THE SCHOOL MASTER, 1017 (IVA suldled upon the “ignorance of our progenitors," ancestors | the very first person to condemn any givl for volontarih being by far too aristocratic a term for the phenoinenal of asscociating with them." the present age to use, eveni figuratively. Mrs. St. Leger ; *** I dare way, agroined Mrs Brambletoni keske only on. wisely forebore a reply, buts like a true woman; continued, their society to amoy her mother, and novout of any en expatinting upon the same text.

of propriety.Maana tu! 60 s. bal911 501 of Lil's phi ...And Lady Jernyngham is such, a sweet woman. 80 And I understand she is exceedingly satirical gust, much Christian charity and forbearance! I never heard her to say the least of it, "very unbecoming in any young an speak ill of any one, even if they are ever so bad. It was man,” said Mrs. St. Legersatu dont kaffiga only the other night, at her sisters, Mrs. Humdrum's, that

“Oh! horribly ill-naduired,''s responded Mrs Bram bletI heard her palliating, in the most amiable manner, the with a sneer that displayed her very sable teeth, which, vices of that young profligate, Lord Rentall."

that moment, Leslie thought the venom of her tongwa na “Oh!” cried the incorrigible Leslie, “ she would no

have turned black. I tills 1 doubt have done the same by his Satanic Majesty, were he

Mrs. St. Leger began to feel a rague, though faint and in about town in guise of a bacholor elder-brothership, and defined alarm, at the unwonted warmth of her-son's citie likely to ask for either of her daughters; and then, not- pionship in behalf of Florence Fielding; and finding it withstanding her exemplary maternalism, I would stake he was not to be moved by the niaiseries of English Miss Fanny to a hackney coach-horse, that she would have desty and vacuity, she thought she would see what iting let the d—I take either of them, and then have said wealth would do; and although, before she nated in her most purring and conciliating voice, that the d~ Marsham, she herself felt it was hardly fair to accs # is often painted blacker than he is.”

Fielding of satire, while she called Miss Marsham's uns “I hear St. George Erpingham is very much in love guised and unprovoked ill.nature wis yet Miss Marta with Emmeline," persevered Mrs. St. Leger.

was an heiress, while Florence Fielding bad not a shili. I “ Heavens, what a fool that man is !” said Mrs. Bram- -and, therefore, had no right to a sense of the ridicat bleton. By cramming his little, narrow, dark, crooked, even upon the most trifling and external points His antedeluvian mind with a few modern chimeras, which he arrived at this conclusion, she commenced her operat." picks up, like his furniture, and jumbles incongruously and with, heterogeneously together, he thinks to pass for a wondrously “ Pray, my dear Leslie, tell me. Miss Marsham 62 clever person, especially as he is hugely sceptical upon all at Lord Audicy's yesterday : don't you think her a Ls mysteries, except his own importance, and that of his York- charming, agreeable person ?--and so very dever sluire Siberia ; and to these he pays the homage of a most witty ?" idolatrous worship, after the fashion of the aboriginal priests “Oh!" cried Leslie, putting both hands before her epis of Isis, who always selected for their individual Latria an“ name, her not ; she is my favourite a version; there is a idol that never received the reverence of others." Bora A

uine, unsophisticated ill,nature, if you wills and as to Ah, my dear Mrs."Brambleton, I fear this is all the if she had any pretensions to ity it'inust, indeed, be good the “narch of intelleet is likely to to." utbris !!

builds her famo upon the ruins of another's name : Add a March of intellect ! my dear Madam, I begin to think her loud laugh, and her extraprdjuary, plaigness, phone that is past, and that it must now be the April of intellect, would make any man, afraid to marry her, unless abe certail one meets so many fools."! : "true. Ilsion **

prove that she had taken out a patent for åt, so as tocant* « Pray, Mrs. Brambleton," asked Leslie (very apropos de it exclusively to hexselfzivand with the eternal diarurat potle, as his mother thought,)“ did you ever happen to meet Ferroniere, she is indeedAlike the toad, agly and relaxation à Miss Fielding?". Mi's. Brambleton put her head on one whichi yet wears a precious jewel in its head, 1,4179

oldt It is a strange axiomaly in English society," she was of that genus of ancient ladies-1 pride them- Leslie, ti where persons are certainly much more peccat. selves upon the diffusion of useful knowledge to all, and and rancorously ill-natured than in any other, that the car therefore, could 'ill brook

ignorant either species fill-nature never coolerated or forgivenis also about persons or things. Why, let me see : ye-s; you which is at all accompanied by wit lo. England pendir mean a little, odą-looking, dark girl, with a profusion of might write and speak libels for every provided tley Arosion lung black ringlets, like a Pont Neuf poodle coiffee for epigrams - The retailers of scandaly the assassins, el de sale, don't you?"

putation, who merrly circulate the leaden: lie in all its ** ! No, I mean à tall , fair girl, with blue eyes, and golden wrought dulness, are never sbuned as a pest, et dementit

as dangerous ; but let them omit half the maliges and can Oh!" the daughter of that odd Mrs. Fielding, that has substitnte wit for the remaining quantume and they s4 such strange opinions upon all subjects ; and the daughter soon be dreaded as though they were walking chuterit is, I I believe, as old and as disagreeable as the mother."

A friend of mine (lucky fellow !) was decorarpided "fup* 16I have heard," said Mrs. Leger; in a deprecating tone whole season at Florence by all the Engtishy for his benz 1 that she is a most undutiful daughter, and that she gives happened to remark of one of his compareriots, who appears herself such tremendous airs, and that she never will apata ball with one of those terbaris for the old Eagle pear to any of her mother's guests, and is in every way breed, (now happily extinct; )composed of-w-kiel mulino thoroughly, ynamiable.' ? 1 34881

{, futs-de handkerchiefs and red scarfs' that she looked like a lo lak « And I have heard,” said Leslie somewhat more worm-mwek Tartar returning frúin the walls, with - til hesenler ly than the occasion appeared to demand, - that'llér mother's gurnished by the bleached bones of this webbles Sitcomes. guests' are persons of stich straniye opinious, and of such strange 'contradiction! that matiem- "which were met equivotal character, that 'you, my dear mother, would' be thráir any other in the talent of being able w est teise




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him but herself: Her ipet scheme about him, and Miss A few days after the above conversation, Leslie requested | Jernýngham was at an end, for that morning's paper hail an audence with his mother in her dressing-room, where announced her marriage with Sir George Erpingham;-iso she generally was to be found alone for some three hours Mrs. St. Leger was going to close this painful conference after breakfast, unenvironed by the eternal Mrs. Bramble with a sigh and a hope, that “ her dear Leslie, to whom on; and he did then and there, after much hesitation, cir- she had always given credit for sense beyond his years, unlocution, and ineffectual attempts at lessening the shock, would take some time to consider before he sealed his misrollly ask her consent to marry Miss Fielding !

ery for life, by marrying a woman who, everybody said, Pear Mrs St. Leger! Had he asked her consent to cut had not a good quality, and who, to say the least of her, jis throat, she could not have looked more aghast, or felt she was certain, would run away from him at the end of six more heart-stricken, than she did. Leslie kept his eyes

months." ixed as attentively on that part of the carpet immediately

A year elapsed after this conversation, during which time nder them, as though he had been taking an inventory of Leslie St. Leger rainly contrived to gain his mother's conhe stitebes or forming a synopsis of the colours. The

sent to his marriage and by the end of that time he conMorning Post” dropped from Mrs. St. Leger's little, aris- trived (by arguments best known to himself) to persuade ocratie, thin, white hand, which seemned within the last Florence to become his wife without it, and consequently upute to have grown thinner and whiter. She leaned, against her own conviction of right. The day of their marv mother, sank back, in her berger-she looked at her son riage Mrs. St. Leger gave a large dinner-party---certainly some seconds with as much intensity of despair, as

not to celebrate the event, but chiefly to show the world in wugh the grave, or the perdition beyond it, had yawned general, and her son in particular, that from that time he efore him. At length a pale smile cast a faint gleam over was as nothing to her and that she would henceforth take er countenance, which had been actually palsied with hor- refuge in crowds, which she had hitherto shunned, and er, and she said, “Oh, no, no! Surely, Leslie, I might seek in the many, all that she persisted in thinking she had ave known you were jesting.”

now lost in the one The dinner passed off as English setLong and bitter was the scene which ensued. Leslie de- dinners usually do, which for the most part seem inodelled on ndrd and eulogised Florence Fielding with all the elo- the plan of the banquets of the old Florentine painters, whos uence of a lover. Mrs. St. Leger warned him, and in Vassart tells, used, even with their confections, desserts; and eighed against her with all that sophistry of parental de ambrosial wines, to introduce the most appalling skeletons, otion which convinces itself the more that it fails in con

spectres, and images from the infernal regions : for 30 the incing others—that the bappiness of her child alone ac

dinner in question, fire, robberies, i murders, and diseases, mated her that she was totally unbiassed by any other or

and elopements, were duly discussed.s.wis, Oldt membri 18 more worldly motive—she even went so far as to say (what

About four years after her marriage, as Florence was sit arerits generally do on' such occasions) that it is not money, ting alone one eyening, during one of the frequent absenees I was not rank, she wished for her son—it was only happi- of her husband, who was then in Leicestershire, busy about less: and even had he preferred any one more portionless, his election, a servant entered, and said, " Ma’am; Mrs. tid lisas well born' than Miss Fielding provided she had veten'in herself aniable and likely to make him happy. Charlton is below, and wishes to speak to you.” s--

« Who is Mrs. Charlton ?" asked Florence. hul would have'willingly consented; but the daughter of

“ Mrs. St. Leger's housekeeper, Ma'am.” uch a wolnan! brought up as she had been! what could

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said Florence, trembling violently, as it expect? In vain Leslie pleaded that Plorence's mother

husband was in some danger, fitted nad never liked her, and that onino one subject had they across her, for his mother had persisted in not seeing her in opinion in common 5 in vain he brought innumerable linee Bermann

since her marriage, and therefore she could not suppose it aistances to prove how much affection for the individual

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from her. Mrs. Charlton at length came infinendes our adoption of the individual's opinions. how curtseying into the room—the very incarnation of an apo. atmost impossible it is for us to think those wrong in any logy for having intruded upon her at all, much less at so thing who are never wrong to us and how nearly equally unseasonable an hour" but, Ma'am, Mrs. impossible it is to think those right in any thing who are dangerous hill, and Mrs. Lewyn (that is her maid, Ma'am) never just or kind towards ourselves; thus it is that affecs being in the fever, too, Ma'am, and therefore, as the saying lion ever makes the very failings and even vices of those is, of no use, Ma'am-and my own poor girl be

girl being seized we love haven to run into, while dislike to the object not an hour ago—(and one must look to one's own, Ma'am) makes us light up the very same rices, as a beacon to be _and a nurse not to be had to-night shi murved; in vain Leslie told of the many good traits he -and Dr. B

saying as Missis might not live had noted in Florence's character--in vain he urged his through the night, if so be she was not properly 'tendermother to know before she condemned her. As for her good and Master Leslie_I beg pardon Ma'am-Mr. Sü"Léger qualisies, Mrs St. Leger was convinced they only existed being out of town_and hearing you was such a good lady, in bais, imagination and as for knowing her, he was quite I'thought I would venter to call, thinking as you might a suticient proof of her art, without another member of be able to get a 'murse, Mahmud that theni Mr. Leslie luis, family being subjected to it. She was convinced, too need not to be written to, as he is so busy labout his plecu that she did not care one straw for him; for in her was that tion--and as I know he loves his mother dearly, it would strange anomaly (that exists in most parents minds) which, sadly nex bim, as his interest like would pull one way, and while it made her think her son more loveable, more ami- his duty, Ma'am, another, !" ili se mort de la able, more beautiful, more clever, and more attractive than “ You did quite right, Mrs. Charlton, not to write and any one else ever was, or ever will be, would not allow her alarm Mr. St. Leger," said Florence, and I hope Mrs.

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