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ment if we were to surrender our Saxon Englishmen as well astothe anpossessions in Central America to- glo-Saxon American. The “Monro: morrow, and adopt the American doctrine" takes no notice of the Anreading of the Treaty. What Mr. glo-Saxon. It is the merican who Marcy wants is to get out of it. alone is to colonize America. This The repudiation will leave America doctrine we have a right to resist, so free to pursue her own
far as it may be construed as justifyto work out her own “ destiny." ing American aggression. As docAnd in this light it will be easier trine, it is senseless. There is no to see why that oracular and not proposition involved in it.
It is a very defensible dictum called “ The simple political manifesto--and as a Monroe Doctrine" was promulgated so manifesto, it is, of course, morally clamorously at the period in question. binding upon nobody, and only ohliShould the treaty be annulled, ordi- gatory in practice where resistance is nary people might think that Ameri- impossible. can aggression on the Central Ameri- England will therefore be called can states might still be met
upon to decide, sooner or later, whetralised-by British aggression in the ther she will submit to the developsame quarter. But, no! the shade of ment of the doctrine in question to Monroe interposes, and enunciates the its legitimate extent, or take timely following apophthegm :-
measures to check it. If the decision
inust be arrived at in the end, it seems The American Continents, by the free and
to us that it would be the better part independent condition which they have as. samed and maintaineil, are henceforth not to
of policy to make up our minds at
once. We shall have the fairer chance be considered subjects for future colonization by any European Powers.
of resisting successfully what has been
met manfully. It is very far from What, then, should th: policy of our wish to urge upon the country England be in the face of these things? measures which might possibly lead She cannot expect, if our view of to a distururace of our relations with American ulterior designs be correct, a nation to which we are bound as we that the powers with which Mr. Dallas are to America. That disaster is to is said to be invested, and the pro- be deprecated on every account. But posals for arbitration, limited and assuming that? dangerous and aggresuseless as they are, which he is en- sive policy lurk, unler ihe successive trusted to offer, are intended to bring acts of the American government, we the questions at issue to a terruina- put it to ministers whether it miglit tion. She must act upon the assump
not be wiser and s:tfer to shew that tion that they are illusive. The dis- we are not deceived that we disiriist missal of Mr. ('rampton being only Mpearances--that we care little for one step in a course to which the professions that, in short, we are Ainerican Government (we will not in- determined to pursue the course dicclude the American nation) is pledged, tated by honour, at the hazard of of. she must not suffer herself be di- fending men who see in such a course verted from the path to which honour obstacles thrown in the way of deeplyand policy alike point, unless she is laid and long-cherishet schenes of prepared to see those objects already ambition. faintly indicated carried out to their We neeil sarcely enunciate inore full extent, and Anglo-Saxon America plainly what follows by necessary inabsorb the whole of the geographical plication from our premises -- that, continent of that name.
There are even had the charges of indiscretio:1 indeed men -- Englishmen, they call
and incompetence been brought home themselves--who not only fancy they to Mr. Crampton, his dismissal should see this "destiny" before the race,
not have been submitted to as it was; but actually call upon England to ap
and that since they were not, it was prove and co-operate in achieving it derogatory to the dignity of the emfor them! The poor Indian was pire, and prejudicial to its real inscarcely violating his duty when he terests, to retain the American Anifought for his hunting-fields against bassador under the illusive supposithe white man--and yet the white tion that through lim differences man's “ destiny" was to supplant him. would be settled, which it is the inBesides, in this case, the "destiny" terests of his country to leave unada of the race may point to the Anglo- justed.
TIE DARRA G I.
THE DARRAGH AND ITS GRIEF.
Good night! Good night!
Oh! we nerer knew
That bade us part.
Good night! Good night!
Thy palfrey whinnies in her stall;
Thy page weeps in the darkened hali;
Good night! Good night!
Yet the deeds thou hast dono
Is with us till death :
Good night! Good night!
Good night! Good night!--The Keen of Boycarna.
I AY now coming to narrate one of had been much confined all this year the darkest sorrows of my life, which by her attendance on Montfort, and was the illness and the death of my though he would beseech her to leave sister Madeline, and which took place him, and go out, and have her ride, about a year after the stirring events yet she would not do it, but kept conrecorded in the last chapter. To me stantly to the house, or only took exerthis cloud, which burst at last on my cise in walking beside his bath chair uncle and Montfort in a thunder up and down the avenue. When he storm of grief, had been perceptibly was so far recovered as to be enabled gathering for a long time ; and I well to drive his own ponies in the phaerecollect one day in summer, when ton, she would accompany him in his my sister and I had returned from a favorite excursion through the great ride together, her saying to me at our oak wood road up to the waterfall ; hall door, “Walter, lift me down, for or get down to the beach, where I feel someway unaccountably tired Montfort would sit and drink in health and weak."
and vigour from the fresh cool breezes, She flushed up as she spoke, and that came in around him revivingly after I had taken her from the saddle along the bright and heaving plain of I said, “ How light you have become, the green Atlantic. But his limbs Madeline; I trust you are well !" were too weak as yet to admit of his
“Oh quite well," was the answer, mounting, a horse; fand Madeline “save for this pain in my left side, would seldom ride except she had him which robs me of my sleep, and that for a companion. In the beginning causes the fatigue I speak of; but, of the year my uncle took her to Walter, breathe not a word to my Dublin for advice, where C. prouncle or to John.” For Madeline nounced her disease to be organic was always thinking of others, and affection of the heart, but said that like many of her sex who have the with care she might live for many still heart, and the mind of gentle years. Meanwhile Montfort's brodignity, she concealed her illness till ther, Sir Philip, had died; and he it had mounted to a degree which was now a baronet, with a large forreached beyond medical skill. She tune, and a beautiful place in Shrop
VOL. XLVIII--NO. CCLXXXIII.
shire. From these combining cir- woman's share of the constitutional cumstances their marriage was defer
fearlessness of our race. I had gone red; and we all hoped that the com- to bed late, leaving a good fire in the ing spring with its balm and its grate, and a nightlight burning on scented airs would greatly restore my toilet; I certainly felt unwellboth our dear invalids. But while this poor heart of mine nervously Montfort rapidly improved, my sister beating, and giving me pain ; howas visibly declined ; and alas, alas, ever, I fell asleep, but awoke again
even now in the lengthening in an hour or so, as I should think, shadow of the grave. I was deeply for I heard the great clock from the attached to Madeline, and her death farmyard striking two. It was begin, dried up the sweetest and brightest ning to blow, although the night had fountain that ever leaped up through been as still as the grave when I had my being
fallen asleep. The windows were During her sickness, which came rattling along the corridor, and preon fast and fatally as the summer sently I heard a far door clap, and I advanced, and when she was con- thought of the stories of the Admifined to her apartment, it was my ral's ghost, and I smiled ; and then, pride and sad pleasure to bring to her I know not why, all that dreadful dressing room, when she would come business of Ahern's death, and John's there each afternoon to lie on the sofa, share in it, floated up in my mind, the choicest and most beautiful bouquet and I became agitated and wept. I I could procure from our gardens and was roused from this train of sad conservatories. Montfort spent all thought, by distinctly hearing the his evenings by her side ; even the steps of some one advancing along the cherished cigar was forsaken for her, gallery, and approaching my door ; and his presence seemed to almost the wind had fallen, and the house check her disease for the time ; for, was quite still ; the steps sounded though so beneath her in refinement pearer and nearer, and presently, I and in culture, he loved her weil in heard the handle of my door gently his own manly and truthful way, and turned, and I was aware that some his delicacy of health gave him an one was in the room along with me. additional lustre and interest in her I saw it plainly by the double light true womanly heart. She saw of the nightlamp and the fire, dim, visitors beyond our home circle, indeed, but sufficient for vision and except our little curate, who, indeed, recognition. It seemed a tall form in was one of the best of men, living to grey garments, something like a work, and working to live. His woman's faded night dress. It came visits, which were judiciously timed, straight on to the foot of the bed, and she greatly enjoyed; and her thoughts then I saw it was our dear mother. and conversation would now often I could not speak ; I felt choking, wander forward amongst the scenes and if palsy stricken. Presently I and landscapes of the other world, saw the figure stooping down, and towards which her spirit was setting, removing the bed clothes ; it seized with a calmness which astonished and my two feet in its hands, and their affected us all. One evening, when I touch was colder than the coldest ice, was sitting alone with her, she told pervading my whole frame like a dead me of a curious dream which had, as clasp : then it spoke, and my moit were, heralded in her illness.
ther's sweet tones brought back the “That it was a dream,” she said, life warmth to my heart again, “My “I now believe ; but, indeed, Walter, child,” it said, “you are very ill: you at the time, and for many weeks will soon come to me; and to afterwards, I thought it must have oh such happiness.” Then the icy really happened, and it greatly de- hands slowly passed up to my ancles, pressed my spirits. It occurred last and then the figure turned again to January. You know my bedroom, the door, and I saw it and heard it and how it lies at the very end of the no more, for the wind suddenly rose long corridor, and how it is entered again with a violent plash of rain by three steps from the gallery. against my windows, and the old Well, Walter, you know too that I accustomed noises began to sound never was troubled with superstitious through the house, and I fell off into fears, and that I have at least a deep sleep, and did not wake up till
eight in the morning: when I found and we buried her by torch light, an the door of the room locked, which I old custom in our family ; and early had done on first entering it the night as it was--about three in the morning before. But what seemed unaccount- -a vast multitude, chiefly of peasanable, Walter, was, that I saw that the try, filled the whole area of the lawn, clothes at the bottom of the bed had and were dimly seen by the red light indeed been lifted during the night, of the moving torches waxing duller and not replaced. But though i and duskier, as the crimson of the could not but believe that I had seen East flushed up more vividly each my mother for some weeks after- moment from the horizon,-remindwards, yet on mentioning the matter ing me of the bright draperies with to Margaret Joyce, whom I at once which hope had decked her own took to be my companion at night, gentle spirit of late ; paling all earthand my kind nurse, her matter of ly lights. As the long cavalcade fact and sensible mind refused to streamed up the avenue, there arose admit such an idea, and she persuaded the wild melodious Keen, swelling me that it had been night-mare, or across the fields, and seeming at times that I had removed the bed-clothes in to sink, and die among the hills, only my sleep, and in this I now concur. to be taken up again---louder and What think you of the matter, more wailingly still, in all its shrill Walter ?
and passionate notes of thrilling I confess that I had listened with sorrow. Nor did it cease, till the the deepest interest and most lively procession had reached the churchcredence to Madeline’s recital, but Î yard gate ; to me it was inexpressibly was saved from giving an answer by soothing, seeming to echo the sweet. the entrance of my uncle; and per- ness of the memories which mingled haps it was all the better; for the with my sad feelings, while it exinterpretation of the vision according pressed the bursting and vehement to what my imaginative temperament grief I could not speak. We laid her would have decided, might have dis- in the family vault in the village. turbed and unsettled my sister's My uncle and Montfort both attendmind. The poor thing now sunk ed. The former wept abundantly, rapidly, and her feet and ancles were and many a sob from the surrounding much swoln, which I connected with poor gave back the expression of the coldness she had felt in her his sorrow; but Montfort stood an dream; if, indeed, it were a dream. image of stone-a man without a tear God only knoweth ; the physical ail- till we had returned home, when ment of the part might have pro- he called me into the old drawing duced the idea or notion of spiritual room, where were her piano, and causality, as we all know it often does music stand, and harp; and flinging in dreams, and thus confused together himself into my arms, the strong man cause and effect. I do not believe, broke down, and gave way to the however, that this question troubled most heart-bursting and terrible gush her or occupied her mind ; that was of sobs, cries, and sorrow have ever set on loftier things, and her peace witnessed. “Oh! dearest Walter" and joy knew no measure.
The week he would exclaim, “I have lost an before she died the General had a angel,” and then his tears would choke long interview with her; he left the his voice—and he would weep and room with his face all bathed in tears, lament in my arms for hours. I while her's wore a look of triumph I know not how it was, but I felt strong had never seen there before, and her to comfort him, as well as my uncle, smile was of superhuman beauty, as if whose grief was more measured, and she had caught and retained some of the of a gentler description; but poor strange high light of the upper world Montfort's sorrow
for ever which was soon to shine around her; as breaking out, and I think he was the loftiest peaks are seen to sparkle ashamed that men should see it ; with the beams of the coming morn, and so before two months had elapsed, while the valleys below are all dark. Í to our great regret and surprise, he must pass on now, and rapidly ; for had left us, utterly unable to stay, lingering over each well remembered having sold his property to McClinevent of the last week is like coming tock, resigned his commission of the back to weep at her grave. She died, peace, and disposed of all his stud
and dogs in Dublin by sale. And I was now an undergraduate of that was the last I saw of Sir John Trinity College, and had obtained Montfort, till after some weary and classical honors more than once, yet I eventful time had passed away; for was but imperfectly educated for one he was bent on going on a long sea who was to inherit a good property voyage to complete the restoration and transmit an ancient name. The of his health, and to try and forget imaginative faculty was an impedihis sorrow; and accordingly, before ment to my acquisition of solid knowtwo months had elapsed, he had ledge of men or things. I was too sailed from Liverpool in a Baltimore busy with my own thoughts to conpacket for the United States. After cern myself with what others might his departure my uncle had a long be thinking of; I was utterly unsusillness, in which I nursed him day picious; I would have scorned to and night : his grief for Madeline had have thought evil of any one unless shaken him greatly, and Montfort's his evil were forced upon me; I loved somewhat abrupt departure had tried books, solitary walks, and wild scehim more than he was willing to nery : I loved, too, observation of allow. Even the loss of Becky's character, drawing, and musick. I rough familiar face was felt by him ; disliked shooting, except for the long for the faithful creature, overwhelmed walks ; and I eschewed fishing unless with sorrow at my sister's death, had for the boating sake; but I dearly gone to her grandfather's house, and loved hunting, and when mounted on her own people, in the North of Ire- “the Highflier," I believe that no land. My uncle's plans, too, for ditch, no wall, or double drain could bettering the condition of his people check the bappy artlour which ani. he considered to have signally failed,
mated me in a hard run after a caiti except in a few instances; and so fox. My horse and myself seemed these things threw his generous actuated by the one feeling; and nature back upon itself, and into rider and quadruped to have but the inaction, and hurt his health. His one heart, and almost the one body physician, however, said that the next between them on such occasions. The winter's hunting would restore his General was a splendid rider to the constitution, and this gave us a happy hounds, magnificently mounted hope. He had not now the same his Yorkshire bay, which took everycharm he once had round his hearth; thing coolly but successfully, and after the gentle, graceful Madeline was a day's heavy run appeared as fresh gone,
" the cheer and comfort of his and as little blown as if he had been eye,” the ornament of his table, and
cantering in Hyde Park. My cousin the light of his household ; and her Kildoon was a forward but not a good place was imperfectly supplied by a horseman. On one occasion he and Mrs. Sandford, who had been Made- his hunter had rolled into a ditch, line's governess, and who being well after an unsuccessful jump, and while stricken in years, and of regular and he was there, I had gone clear over quiet habits, the General had made his him on the Highflier, much to the housekeeper, and set over the mepage. amusement of “the Field ;” but not
My cousin Gilbert had now come to his satisfaction I fear, for I never to live with us, and his attention to can forget the look he gave me, as I the General knew no bounds ; but it leaped across him and his struggling seemed to me to be overstrained ; and horse. It might have been fright, or the old man, so high bred and digni- contortion of face from his awkward fied, did not appear to relish all the position, but it struck me for the fuss his affectionate nephew was ever moment that it was like the angry making about his every movement. glare of hate. Gilbert was sole agent Yet Gilbert no doubt was sincerely now of the Darragh estates, and he attached to us all ; and if it be true certainly looked to me to be more at that love begets love, I should have his ease when mounted on a stool, warmly affected Kildoon ; for his and his ledger before him in his quiet expressions of regard, oral and prac- little office behind the house, than tical, by speech as well as by show, when he had attained a similar elevawere to me as constant and as regular, tion on an unstuffed saddle, a hot though rather less refreshing than horse under him, the hounds in full my daily meals.
cry before him, and at least twenty