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situation of tutor, steward, secretary, and companion to Job; and also provided Mrs. Cole with a companion and housekeeper, "to l'arn her manners," as Job said, laughing.

They both, however, had sense enough to see the propriety of this arrangement, and in six months had certainly made considerable advance, especially Mrs. Cole, for women of all grades are naturally more genteel than the male part of the creation; as for Job, he could not for the life of him give up his accustomed pipe, and his pint of porter in the veritable pewter, before he retired for the night; and this was the only luxury of his former days that he could not be prevailed upon to abandon. The girls rapidly improved ; and Job himself declared that he was convinced that education was a fine thing, after all.

They could not, however, expend one-half of their income; the luxuries of the richly-born they could neither understand nor appreciate; but they gave away a vast sum in charity, although Job would not allow his name to be "stuck" in the papers.

It was not until two years after they had "come to the fortune" that they could be prevailed upon to set up their carriage.

Mr. Robinson, who was a real friend, invited them frequently to his table in a family way, until, finding they were presentable, he gradually introduced them and their children into society; and, as there was neither pride on Job's part, nor a vulgar assumption on his wife's, they were everywhere well received, and gave in return such pleasant parties, under the direction and management of Mr. Frederick Lawson, the tutor, who was every way fitted by birth and taste to do the honours in an admirable manner, that their numerous acquaintances eagerly accepted the invitations, especially after the first party, when many went out of mere curiosity, but returned home with expressions of delight and amazement at the display. Job had discrimination enough to discover that it was not his money alone that made these parties pass so pleasantly, but that it was the skilful arrangement of his tutor.

On his first engagement he had paid him two hundred pounds per annum ; but hearing that he had a widowed mother and two sisters, whom he supported, he generously added another hundred, and gave a hint to Mrs. Cole to make them presents now and then, out of her superfluities, which the kind soul most readily complied with.

When Fanny, his eldest daughter, had attained her eighteenth year, he took her from school, by the advice of Mr. Robinson, and engaged an accomplished woman to finish her education. She was a quick, sprightly girl, and very pretty, and had already acquired a tone and manner which surprised and gratified her excellent parents.

About a month after her return home, Job, addressing his tutor, said, "Mr. Lawson, Mrs. Cole and me have been thinking-"

"Mrs. Cole and I have been thinking, if you please, sir," interrupted Mr. Lawson.

"Well, never mind grammar, and all that, just now," continued Job, "for I am speaking natural. We've been thinking that it's rather awkard since Fanny has come home to have a young gentleman always fluttering about her."

Mr. Frederick Lawson blushed and trembled; he evidently saw the issue; he bowed, and was silent.

"Now tell me, don't you think a likely young fellow like you is dangerous; human nature is human nature, you know. You and me have always been friends, and I owe you a great deal, so speak your mind."

"I am sorry to confess, sir, that I think you are perfectly right in your views," replied Mr. Lawson.

"Cool!" said Job; "then you don't fret much about leaving?" "Indeed, sir, you wrong me-"

"And perhaps you don't think the girl's worth looking at, and there's no danger."

"Sir, I do think she is a very charming young lady; but I have never regarded her in any other light than the daughter of a liberal and kind-hearted patron."

"You think the old coalman's daughter not good enough, mayhap, for a gentleman ?"

"I am too poor and dependent to entertain any thoughts upon the subject."

"Nonsense! a gentleman's a gentleman, if he hasn't a scuddick. To cut the matter short, if you can make up matters with Fan, I shall be glad to have such a son-in-law, that's all. And Mrs. Cole's my way of thinking; so look to it."

A month after this singular tête-à-tête, Mr. Frederick Lawson led Frances Cole, the daughter of Job Cole, Esquire, to the hymeneal altar. And proud was the honest old coalman of such an alliance; although many scheming mammas, who had eligible sons were terribly put out, and wondered what the old fool could have been thinking of; and he worth a plum, too

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INDEX

TO THE THIRTEENTH VOLUME.

A.

Addison, H. R., Pleasures of a Trip in a
Budgerow by, 36; the Sedar, 101;
Drawing-Master, 263; the English
Soldier and the Sepoy, 266; Novel
Revenge, 382; Tale of Writers' Build-
ings, 459; Freemasonry in India, 463;
Indian Jealousy, 465; Too near to
be pleasant, 467; the Centipede,
470; the Scoffer's Fate, 472.
Anna, lines to, 104.
Arden, the Old Castle of, 177.
Assembly, House of, lines on a Member
of the, 160.

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Crusty, the, by Alfred Crowquill, 412.
Curling, Henry, Christmas Eve by, 53;
Band of the Forty-seven, 184; Visit-
ing the Guard at Holyrood, 299; the
Mysterious Mansion, 399.
Cypher, A, Figures for the Million by,

81.

D.

Dalton, the Sportsman's Tale by, 161.
Davis, Henry H., Legends of Lune by,
156; the Nymph of Sand-bed Hole,

342.

Dead Man's Hand, the, 234.
"Done Brown," the, 200.
Drawing-Master, the, 263.
Drawing for the Million, 453.
Duellists, the, 384.

E.

Elder, Abraham, the Fatal Picture by,
374.

Elegy in a London Theatre, 554.
Ellen, lines to, 134.
Erebus, see Knocks.

Exile of Louisiana, the, 612.

F.

Figures for the Million, 87.
Forty-seven, Band of the, 184.

G.

Galanti Show he, or, Laughter and
Learning, 63; Drawing for the Mil-
lion, 453.

Gaol Chaplain, the,-the Election, 508;
Prison Discipline, 511; the Soldier
Assassin, 513; Ancestry, 569; "Sell
and Fell," 571; the "Stork!" 572;
the Dead and Alive, 573; Hearts, 575;
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home, 105; an adventure at a penny
show, 109; the diverting manner in
which Mr. Ledbury concluded the
evening 115; the encampment in Burn-
ham Beeches, 119; flight of Johnson
and Morris at Savory's weir, 123; the
night on the ait, 209; the Grimleys try
to cut out the Ledburys, and get up
private theatricals, 214; Jack Johnson
produces a great sensation at the play,
218; Mr. Ledbury has a valentine,
goes to the "Antediluvians," and falls
in love, 226; Jack Johnson and Emma
Ledbury, 313; the old house at Kent-
ish Town, 318; a cunning man casts
Mr. Ledbury's nativity, 323; Mr. Raw-
kins's domestic economy, and Jack
Johnson's fresh start in life, 328; his
first night in his new abode, 332; Mr.
Ledbury takes his sister into the coun-
try, their progress and arrival, 421; the
diverting manner in which the Grim-
leys were introduced to Mr. Rawkins,
426; the country connexions of the
Ledburys, 435; the opening of the
Clumpley Literary and Scientific Insti-
tution, 439; Ledbury, Johnson, and
his friends patronise the legitimate dra-
ma, 527; Mrs. De Robinson holds a
conversazione of talented people, 536;
Mr. Ledbury meets an old acquaint-
ance behind the scenes at the opera,
543; the Brill at Somers Town, 546.
Legend, the Golden, No. VII., the Lay of
St. Medard, 95.

Lieutenants, the Two, 129.

Little. William, the Genuine Remains of,
564.

Lonely House, the, 195.

Lore, Leaves of Legendary, 48, 354; the
Old Castle of Arden, 177.
Lune, legends of, 156. 342.
Louisiana, the Exile of, 612.

M.

M'Dougall, Alexander, lines to Ellen by,
134; Lines on a Member of the House
of Assembly, 160.

Mackenzie, R. Shelton, the Death-dial of
Versailles by, 233.
Man, the Soft, 81.

Maniac's Rhapsody, the, 446.
Mansion, the Mysterious, 399.
Marriage, the Dissuasion from, 354.
Mavourneen, a ballad, 337.

M. F. T., Country Pleasures by, 257.
Million, figures for the, 87.
Morning Star, song of the, 40.
Mother, the, on the Anniversary of her
Child's death, 566.

Munden, Joseph Shepherd, memoirs of,
71. 135. 276. 362. 476. 586.
Myers, Madge, the Sportsman's Tale, 161.

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N.

Nun, the Long, 606.

Nymph of Sand-hed Hole, 342.

0.

Ounce-shooting, 486.

Ouseley, T. J., Meet me, dearest, in the
morning, by, 176; Mavourneen, 337.

P.

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Peninsular War, anecdotes of the, by
Rifleman Harris, 197. 268.
Picture, the fatal, 374.

Pilgrim in London, Jemima's Journal by,
338.

Pindar, Paul, George Child's second love
by, 42; the Two Lieutenants, 129; the
Dead Man's Hand, 234; the Genuine
Remains of William Little, 564.
Pleasures, Country, 257.
Plummy, the, 623.
Poesy, 475.

Poet, the Pedlar, 393.
Poetry Sonnet, Sail on, thou pearly
barque, 25; This World of ours, 34;
Song of the Morning Star, 40; Lay of
ancient Rome, 79; lines to Anna, 104;
lines to Ellen, 134; lines on a member
of the House of Assembly, 160; Meet
me, dearest, in the morning, 176; the
Death-dial of Versailles, 233; Tale of
Transmigration, 291; Mavourneen, 337;
the Willow-tree, 353; the Snail, 372;
the Siren and the Friar, 381; the Poul-
try Counter, 407; the Maniac's Rhap-
sody, 446; the Death of the Poor, 458;
Elegy in a London Theatre, 554; the
Mother, on the Anniversary of her
Child's death, 566; Calm be her sleep,
595.

Poor, the Death of the, 458.
Poultry Counter, the, 407.

Q.

Quarantine, the days of, 206.

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END OF THE THIRTEENTH VOLUME.

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