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province of history. We shall therefore only remind our reader, that about the beginning of November the young Chevalier, at the head of about six thousand men at the utmost, resolved to peril his cause upon an attempt to penetrate into the centre of England, although aware of the mighty preparations which were made for his reception. They set forward on this crusade in weather which would have rendered any other troops incapable of marching, but which in reality gave these active mountaineers advantages over a less hardy enemy. In defiance of a superior army lying upon

the Borders, under Field-Marshal Wade, they besieged and took Carlisle, and soon afterwards prosecuted their daring march to the southward.

As Colonel Mac-Ivor's regiment marched in

the van of the clans, he and Waverley, who now equalled any Highlander in endurance of fatigue, and was become somewhat acquainted with their language, were perpetually at its head. They marked the progress of the army, however, with very different eyes. Fergus, all air and fire, and confident against the world in arms, measured nothing but that every step was a yard nearer London. He neither asked, expected, nor desired any aid, except that of the clans, to place the Stuarts once more on the throne; and when by chance a few adherents joined the standard, he always considered them in the light of new claimants upon the favours of the future monarch, who must therefore subtract for their gratification so much of the bounty which ought to be shared among his Highland followers.

Edward's views were very different. He could not but observe, that in those towns in which they proclaimed James the Third, «no man cried, God bless him.» The mob stared and listened, heartless, stupified, and dull, but gave few signs even of that boisterous spirit, which induces them to shout upon all occasions for the mere exercise of their most sweet voices. The Jacobites had been taught to believe that the north-western counties abounded with wealthy squires and hardy yeomen, devoted to the cause of the White Rose. But of the wealthier tories they saw little. Some

fled from their houses, some feigned themselves sick, some surrendered themselves to the government as suspected persons. Of such as remained, the ignorant gazed with astonishment, mixed with horror and aversion, at the wild appearance, unknown language, and singular garb of the Scottish clans. And to the more prudent, their scanty numbers, apparent deficiency in discipline, and

poverty of equipment, seemed certain tokens of the calamitous termination of their rash undertaking. Thus the few who joined them were such as bigotry of political principle blinded to consequences, or in oken fortunes induced to hazard all upon a risk so desperate.

The Baron of Bradwardine being asked what he thought of these recruits, took a long pinch of snuff, and answered drily, « that he could not but have an excellent opinion of them, șince they resembled precisely the followers who attached themselves to the good king David at the cave of Adullam videlicet, every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one tliat was discontented, which the vulgate renders bitter of soul; and doubtless,» he said, « they will prove mighty men of their hands, and there is much need that they should, for. I have seen many a sour look cast upon us.»

But none of these considerations grieved Fergus. He admired the luxuriant beauty of

the country, and the situation of many of the seats which they passed. « Is Waverley-Honour like that house, Edward ?»

« It is one-half larger.»
« Is your uncle's park as fine a one as that?»

« It is three times as extensive, and rather resembles a forest than a mere park.»

« Flora will be a happy woman.»

«I hope Miss Mac-lvor will have much reason for happiness, unconnected with Waver. ley-Honour.»

« I hope so too; but, to be mistress of such a place will be a pretty addition to the sum total.»

« An addition, the want of which, I trust, will be amply supplied by some other means. »

« How,» said Fergus, stopping short, and turning upon Waverley--« How am I to understand that, Mr Waverley? Had I the pleasure to hear you aright?»

Perfectly right, Fergus.» « And I am to understand that you no longer desire my alliance and my

sister's hand!» « Your sister has refused mine, both directly, and by all the usual means by which ladies repress undesired attentions.»

I have no idea of a lady dismissing or a gentleman withdrawing his suit, after it has been approved of by her legal guardian, without giving him an opportunity of talking the matter over with the lady. You did not, I

suppose, expect my sister to drop into your mouth like a ripe plum the first moment you chose to open it?»

« As to the lady's title to dismiss her lover, Colonel, it is a point which you must argue with her, as I am ignorant of the customs of the Highlands in that particular. But as to my title to acquiesce in a rejection from her without an appeal to your interest, I will tell

you plainly, without meaning to undervalue Miss Mac-Ivor's admitted beauty and accomplishments, that I would not take the hand of an angel, with an empire for her dowry, if her consent were extorted by the importunity of friends and guardians, and did not flow from her own free inclination.»

« An angel, with the dowry of an empire, » repeated Fergus, in a tone of bitter irony, « is not very likely to be pressed upon a---shire squire. But, Sir,» chạnging his tone, «if Flora Mac-lvor have not the dowry of an empire, she is my sister, and that is sufficient at least to secure her against being treated with any thing approaching to levity.»

«She is Flora Mac-Ivor, Sir, which to me, were I capable of treating any woman with levity, would be a more effectual protection.»

The brow of the Chieftain was now fully clouded, but Edward felt too indignant at the unreasonable tone which he had adopted, to avert the storm by the least concession. They

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