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The Story of our Lives from Year to Year.”—SHAKESPEARE.

ALL THE YEAR ROUND.

A Weekly Journal.

CONDUCTED BY

CHARLES DICKENS.

WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED HOUSEHOLD WORDS.

VOLUME VI.

FROM SEPTEMBER 28, 1861, to MARCI 8, 1862.

Including No. 127 10 No. 150.

LONDON:
PUBLISHED AT No. 26, WELLINGTON STREET,

AND BY MESSRS. CHAPMAN AND HALL, 193, PICCADILLY,

1862.

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C. WAITING, BEAUFORT HOUSE, STRAND.

CONTENTS

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PAOB A STRANGE Story

1, 25, 49, 73, 97, 121, 145, 169, 193, 217, 241, 265, 299, 313, 337, 361,

385, 409. 433, 457 481, 505, 529, 553 African Negroes

234 Agricultural Eucampments 229,

277, 307 Agricultural Society, The Royal

229, 277, 307 Agriculture, The Iron Age of 307 Almanacs

318 America. The Morrill Tarifi

328 American Cemeteries

226 American Cotton

256 American Disunion

295, 3:28 American Humour

190 American Notes

540 American Slave Sale

125 American Slave Story

108 American Vigilance Committee 477 An Enlightened Clergymau 558 Antiochus and his Double

19 At Home in Russia

29 At the Court of the King of the Gipsies

69 Australian Aboriginals

14 Australian Milk and Water 13 BEES of Carlisle, The

403 Behind the Pope's Scenes 133 Benefit Clubs

461 Best House of Correction 537 Between the Cradle and the Grave .

456 Black Flags in the Channel 523 Black Men, Stories of

2:34 Black Min, The

3046 Bon Ton

58, 92 Boots in Russia

475 Bribes.

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PAGE Cricket Match, The Onic-armed Hundred Years Ago, A

. . 546 and One-legged 33 Hungarian Dragoon, The

• 373 Crininal Statistics

471
Hurralı for the Road

300 Critic, Mr. Hawk, The

330 Hutchiuson, Mr., in Africa . 234 Crowns, A History of

224
ICE-BOUND in Russia

396
DANUBE, The
422 Illustrious Men

281 Demetrius's Doubles' 21 In and Out of School

77 Divine Authority of Kings

Incombustible Muslin 323, 441 Divine Hedge, The 222 Incorrigible Rogues

471 Don't! 200, 349 Incumbered Estates act

114 Double Likenesses 19 India, Famine in

519 Dr. Arthaud on Wine

246 India. The Play of Nil DarDrift

87, 202

pan Du Chaillu's African Travels

158 236 Indian Cotton

91, 259 Du Plessis, The Prodigy Hunter 331 Indian Suttee

5 Duke of Saxe-Coburg Gotha 174 Infaut Mortality

455 Infant Nursery, The

155 EARTHQUAKE of Last Year

Iron Age of Agriculture

307 Eden and Paradiso

43
Iron War Ships

104 Edward the Confessor

87
Egyptian Railway
513 Jack Cade.

20
English-American Sea Duel
310 Japanese Life

284 English Life Abroad 274 Join Bull Abroad

274 English Roads

302 Judge Lynch's Mercy 321, 477 Englishmen Abroad 326 Judicial Murder

405 Equinoctial Trip in the Great Justice in Russia.

30 Easteru

KENT Waterworks

153 FAIR Man of Dark Fortune 153, 237 Kerlis Peak

260 Pamine in India

519

King Edward the Confessor 87 Farm Labourer in Poverty 402 King of the Gipsies

69 Fever Hospital :

512 Kings, The Divine Right of 922 Field-Day, A Volunteer's 61 Fire 393 LADIES' Lives

323, 441 Fire, Accidents by 323, 441 Lambert Simnel

20 France a Century Ago

551 Lambeth Water Company 153 Francophobia 85 Lebanon, Cotton at

344 Footprints Here and There

13 Lesurques, Romance, The
Foreign Affairs.
326

237 French Administrative, The 234 Lighthouse, Story of a

424 French Bon Ton

5S, 92
Likenesses

19
French Highways
234 Little Geniuses

281 French Songs

418, 561
Little Magic, A

400
French Trials for Murder
153, Locatelli's Execution

405 237, 405, 500 Locomotive in Slippers, The 513 Frenchman on Wine, A 246 London Water

. 137, 150 From Turkey to Persia 543 Long Services

128 Frozen to Death 399 Lost in the Jungle

88 Funerals in America

226 Love and Marriage in Persia 428 Lunacy Doctors

510 GARDEN of Eden, The. 43 Lynch Law

321, 477 Gas Lighting

55 Genii of the Lamps

55 MACHIXES for Agriculture 307 Genius, Men of . 281 Mad Doctors

510 Ghost Story, Mr. H.'s, 36 Magic

• 400 Gipsy Life 69 Mandevile's Stories

356 Globe Theatre, The 381 Marks of Genius .

281 Going to the Play with Shake. Marriage in Persia

488 speare

379 Martin Guerre's Likeness 22 Good Servant, The Bad Master Master and Man

368 332, 441 Matrimonial French Polish 30 Grand Junction Water Works 153 M.D. and M.A.D.

510 Gratuities 200,349 Members of the V.C.

477 Great Eastern in a storm

201 Memorial to Lord Herbert 102 Green Light, The 424 Men of Genius

281 Guilty, or Not Guilty ?

34+ Meudoza, The Earthquake at
Meteorology

186 HARTLEY Colliery Accident 492 Mexican Revolution, A

46 Hatteras Lighthouse

424
Michael the Dragoon

373 Heat

393 Milcarrambas Revolution, The 46 Herbert Memorial, The

102
Mites.

419
Highwaymen
5-18 Mon bailly's Execution

405 Historical Likenesses

19 Morning Caller, The History of a Young Ology 186 Morrill Tariff

328 Hodson, Mr., on Japan 284 Morta! Struggle

542 Humau Monsters

531 Mortgage, Borrowing on 115

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CANNIBALS of Africa

236 Carlisle Mechanics Institution 403 Catacombs of Paris

516 Catacombs of Rome.

208 Cattle Shows

231, 277, 307 Cécile Combettes, The Murder

500 Cemeteries in America

226 Census Taking, Story of

467 Century Ago, A.

546 Chatham, Soldiers' Club at

539 Chelsea Water Works

153 Chesapeake and Shaunon Ac tion, The

310 Children's Hospital

45+ Chimney-pieces.

65 China, Suitee in

5 Christmas Boxes

202 Chromidrosis.

104 Church Service Reform

128 Circumstantial Evidence 31 Circus Life

182 City in Arms, The

202 Coach Travelling

302 Coal Mine, Accident at

Hart: ley

492 Coru mission of Lunacy, A 510 Convict Treatment

471 Corn from Russia

382 Cost of Coal.

432 Cotton at Lebanon

344 Cotton Cultivation in Bengal 91 Cotton Eden, A

349 Cotton Fields

256 Cotton Pielus, Old and New 125 Cradle and the Grave

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PAON Mr. H.'s Own Narrative . 36 The Emperor and the Mes- This Sheet of Paper

7 Murder at Wegby, The

344

senger from Inkermann 32 Through a Dillicult Country 203 Murder of Cécile Coinbettes 500 The Great National Railway 140 Ticket of Leave, The

471 Murder of the Courier of

Refreshment Rooms
141 Time for Study

77 Lyons

154, 237

Horse-keepers at Moscow 142 Tolls and No Tolls Murder of Vellerte at Rome 405 In the Hands of the Police 143 Town and Country Circus Life 181 Music in the Streets, 179 Frost aftera December Thaw; Town and Gown

203 Muslin Rendered Incombus

Risk by the River
252 Travellers' Tales

356 tible.

323, 441
Officially Rescued

253 Travelling in the Last Century 301 Myddelton, Sir Hugh. 150 Nothing Like Russian Lea- Trial at Toulouse

500 ther

392
Tunnel Spiders

369 NATIONAL School Teaching 79 Ice-bound in

396 Turkey to Persia

513 Negroes, Stories of 23+ Wolves 399 Turkeys

117 New Disease, A 16+ Up the Danube 422 Turnpikes

534 New River, The.

150
Tula

473 Two Cures for a Pinch
New Zealand
130 Shopkeepers.

474

Two Nights in the Catacombs 516 Wil Darpan 15 The Starosta 477 Tybourne Brook

159 Nou-Inilanımahle Garments 323, 412 Nothing Like Russiau Leather 353 St. George and the Dragoman 538 UNREPORTED Speech, An . 179 San Francisco, Lynching in 477 Up the Danube :

422 On Bribes 319 Saving a Patient

103 On the Chimney-piece

65 Saxe-Coburg Gotha, The Duke VALET de Chambre, The 309 Operating for a Rise 46 of.

174 Vigilanco Comunittee, A 477 Orxan Vuisance 10 School-time

Voice from a Pev.

128 Our Latest Eden 284 Sea Duel, A 310 Volunteer Field-day.

61 Our Old Abbey 87, 190 Sebastian Dorin

20 Our old an Seij cottin Select Committee on French WALBROOKE

138 Fields . 123 Sonirs

448, 561
Warrior, The

10 Servants

363
Water Conduits

139 PAINTED Eyes . 161 Servants' Gratuities.

200 Water Supply of London. 137, 150 Paper- jiaking Seventeen Hundred and Sixty- Wegby Vurder, The.

316 Puadise

Two
546 Wells of Old London

139 Paris, Lost in the Catacombs · 510 Shakespeare Going to the Play 379 West Middlesex Water Works 133 Perkin Warbeck 20 Shamon and Chesapeake Ac

Westminster Abbey

87, 496 Persia, Love and Marriage in 425 tion, The 310 What is Fire!

393 Pet Prejudices 8+ Short School Hors 77 What Wine Does for Us

215 Pinch of Poverty.

Show Cattle
277 Wife Sacrifice in China

5 Pirates 623 Sick Child, The 454 Wine, Dr. Arthaud on

246 Play in Shakespeare's Time 379

Skating Spiders.
351 Winter in Russia

397 Pliny's Stories 356 Slave Sale 125 Withered Daisy, The

210 Poor Benefit Club, The

Soldiers' Club, T12
539 Wolves in Russia.

339 Poor Rate Relief 432 Southwark later Company 153

Wonderful Stories

331, 336 Pope, a Portrait of the 134 Spence, Mr., ou The American Word about Servants

308 Pope's Goverument, The 13) Union

293 Working Men of Carlisle, The 403 Portable Property in Land. 11! Spiders

351, 369 Wrockers, A Story of the 424 Prejudices :

84 Stature of Men of Genius 281 Princo Ernest of Saxe-Coburg: 171 Stories of the Black Vien

23+ YELLOW Pamphlet. The . 17 Prodigy Hunter, A

331 Stories of the Marvellous 331, 356 Young Jan Irom the Country, Professor Bon Ton 53, 92 Story about Mazic 400 The.

540 Pursuit of Cricket under iili- Story of an American Slavo

108
culties
33 Story of Ceustis-taking

467
ZADKIEL's Prophecies.

318 Story of Hatteras Lighthouso 42! Zula in Russia

47 RAILWAY Accidents

17 Story of Michael the Dragoon 373 Railway Compensation for Story of Mr. H's Narrative 36

POETRY Accidents 17 Story of the Black Jill 306 A GREAT Man

421 Railway Statistics 303 Story of the Catacombs of At the Roadside

181 Railway Travelling in the East 515 Rome

203 Fair Urience

372 Rather Interested in Railways 17 Strange Story, Å.

1, Fallen Leaves

56 Rather Remarkable Person 467 25, 43, 73, 97, 121, 143, 169, 193, Hermit at loine

203 Roads, The Improvement of 300 217, 241, 205, 239, 313, 337, 361. How Lady Blanche Arundel Roads of Old London.

301 385, 409, 433, 157, 431, 505, 529, 553 held Wardour for King Rome, a Portrait of the Pope . 133 Street dusic

179 Charles

107 Ruine, Lecatelle's Execution 405 Striking Likenesses

12 Lady Witch, The

276 Rome, The Catacombs of 208 Study

77 Life's Balances

132 Royal Agricultural Society 229, Stump Cricket

33 Jelancholia

396 277, 307 Sutice in China.

5 Mme Spirit, The

318 Russian Travel :

On the liste

491 At Home in Russia 29 TAPE at the Ilorse Guarda 539 Rabbi Ben Ephraim's Treasure

SO A Peasant's liut in 23 Terririai Paradise, The

Rosemary froin the Camaldoli Rule of the bad in 30 Thailes Shakespeare's Monastery, Vaples

252 Five in a Kivilaa 31 Tuino 370 Unrest

23 Factory Lile. 32 Theatrical Properties

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The Extra Christmas Number, “TOJ TIDDLET'S GROUND,' will be found at the end of the Volume, containing I. Picking up Soot and Cinders .

IV. Picking up Waifs at Sea . II. Picking up) Evening Shadows

1. Picking up a Pocket Book lil. Picking bij Terrible Company

VI. licking up Miss Kimmccus
VII. Picking up the Tinker

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ALL THE YEAR ROUND.

A WEEKLY JOURNAL.
CONDUCTED BY CHARLES DICKENS.
WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED HOUSEHOLD WORDS.

[Price 2d.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1861.

N 127.]

» &c.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

CIŁAPTER XXII.

A STRANGE STORY. subject you could have hit on. Pray give us

the details."
MY NOVEL," RIENZI," “So encouraged," said the traveller, good

humouredly, “I

will not hesitate to communi

cate the little I know. In Aleppo, there had That evening I went to Mrs. Poyntz's; it lived for some years a man who was held by the was one of her ordinary“ reception nights,” and natives in great reverence.

He had the reputaI felt that she would 'naturally expect my at- tion of extraordinary wisdom, but was difficult tendance as a proper attention.'

of access; the lively imagination of the OrienI joined a group engaged in general conversa- tals invested his character with the fascinations tion, of which Mrs. Poyntz herself made the of fable; in short, Haroun of Aleppo was popucentre, knitting, as usual, rapidly while she larly considered a magician. Wild stories were talked, slowly when she listened.

told of bis powers, of his preternatural age, of his Without mentioning the visit I had paid that boarded treasures. Apart from such disputable morning, I turned the conversation on the titles to homage, there seemed no question, from different country places in the neighbourhood, all I heard, that his learning was considerable, and then incidentally asked, “What sort of a his charities extensive, his manner of life irreman is Sir Philip Derval? Is it not strange proachably ascetic. He appears to have rethat lie should suffer so fine a place to fall sembled those Arabian sages of the Gotbic age into decay?” The answers I received added to whom modern science is largely indebted-a little to the information I had already obtained. mystic enthusiast but an earnest scholar. A Mrs. Poyntz knew nothing of Sir Philip Derval, wealthy and singular Englishman, long resident except as a man of large estates, whose rental had in another part of the East, afiíicted by some been greatly increased by a rise in the value of languishing disease, took a journey to Aleppo to property be possessed in the town of L consult this sage, who, among his other acand which lay contiguous to that of her hus- quirements, was held to have discovered rare band. Two or three of the older inhabitants of secrets in medicine—his countrymen said in the Hill had remembered him in his early days, "charms.' One morning, not long after the when he was gay, high-spirited, hospitable, Englisliman's arrival, Haroun was found dead in lavish. One observed that ihe only person in his bed, apparently strangled, and the EnglishL- whom he had admitted to his subsequent man, who lodged in another part of the town, seclusion was Dr. Lloyd, who was then without had disappeared; but some of his clothes, and practice, and whom he had employed as an a crutch on which he habitually supported himassistant in certain chemical experiments. self, were found a few

miles distant from Aleppo Here a gentleman struck into the conversa- near the roadside. There appeared no doubt tion. He was a stranger to me and to L- that he, too, had been murdered, but his corpse a visitor to one of the dwellers on the Hill, who could not be discovered. Sir Philip Derval had had asked leave to present him to its Queen as a been a loving disciple of this Sage of Aleppo, great traveller and an accomplished antiquarian. to whom he assured me he owed not only that

Said this gentleman : "Sir Philip Derval! I knowledge of medicine which, by report, Sir know him. I met him in the East. He was Philip possessed, but the insight into various then, still, I believe, very fond of chemical truths of nature, on the promulgation of which it science; a clever, odd, philanthropical man; was evident Sir Philip cherished the ambition had studied medicine, or at least practised it; to found a philosophical celebrity for himself.” was said to have made many marvellous cures. Of what description were those truths of I became acquainted with him in Aleppo. He nature ?" I asked, somewhat sarcastically. had come to that town, not much frequented by Sir, I am unable to tell you, for Sir Philip English travellers, in order to inquire into the did not inform me, nor did I much care to ask, murder of two men, of whom one was his friend for what may be revered as truths in Asia are and the other bis countryman.

usually despised as dreams in Europe. To This is interesting," said Mrs. Poyntz, return to iny story. Sir Philip had been in dryly. “We who live on this innocent Hiil all Aleppo a little time before the murder ; had left love stories of crime; murder is the pleasantest | the Englishman under the care of Haroun; he

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