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the pattern ; but they have besides a most of the “Great Eastern,” to escape all the tracurious tail-like appendage behind, which has ditional jests that cling to it. We trust that a very odd appearance when seen as they are it will try under the new appellation to provide scudding away from the sight of a stranger. better carriage accommodation, and to keep The women here have their hair cropped quite better time than it has done hitherto. close—the men dress theirs in all sorts of fan- Two hours and a quarter from the Bishopstastic shapes, and wear it long and frizzy. gate (fine for Bishopsgate Street) Station bring
Their lands are well and artistically culti- the family group and their baggage to Dovervated, irrigation being practised to a consider- court, the terminus being two or three minutes' able extent. They grow yams, cocoa-nuts, walk only from the houses and the sea.
The sugar-cane, bananas, taro, bread-fruit, pump- distance from London is seventy-two miles ; so kins, melons, and even here and there Indian that it must be understood that the train wheat.
which accomplishes this feat is one de grande In the New Hebrides the natives worship vitesse.” oblong stones, from six to eighteen inches in The Dovercourt known to sea bathers is a length, in each of which they suppose a divinity, small collection of new houses, so situated that or demon, resides, which they call a Natmas. it occupies a headland within a bay, the northThere is a chip off one end of the stone by ern horn of which is Landguard Point and which the Natmas effects an entrance. The Fort, in Suffolk ; the southern is the Naze, in chief of the tribe is the priest, whose duty it Essex, the distance between the extremities is to propitiate the Natmas, who is of course a being about ten miles in a straight line. The malignant being. The head Natmas (answer united estuaries of the rivers Stour and Orwell, ing to our Satan) is called Neijeroon. In forming Harwich harbour to the north, and the Malicolo we found large images, made of a trend of the bay to the south, isolate the little kind of cloth, and stuffed with some elastic borough and its watering-place on three sides ; substance-each in form like a well-shaped and Dovercourt, being seated on a small eleman, and painted like a mummy. All the vation, produce to it a combination of sea, islanders have traditions of the deluge, &c. For inland waters, shipping, wood, and human
c instance, the people of Aneiteum believe that habitations, which is certainly very beautiful. their own particular island was fished up out of At a bathing-place the first object of visitors the ocean by one of their deities, who made a is health ; the second, is generally amusement, man and woman, from whom they were de- - the latter often materially conducing to the scended, and that in consequence of the growing main design. If subjects of interest are sought wickedness of the people in after ages, a flood for in this neighbourhood they will assuredly came and drowned all except a man and his be found, as they are to be discovered in every wife, who were saved in a canoe. J. M. part of our land in which an intelligent person
may locate himself.
Independent of natural A CORNER OF ESSEX REVISITED.
beauties, our country, being small and having
a history, there is scarcely a corner that is not WITHOUT feeling, like Mr. Kingsley, ap en- eventful, hung about with traditions, preservthusiasm in east winds, or being their encomiast, ing memorials of wood and stone, or lingering we admit that there are a few weeks in the
names which are relics as imperishable as those height of summer when the Eastern Coast of
more material objects. What Gilbert White England, with its breeze from the German did at Selbourne, each inquiring resident may Ocean, is desirable and invigorating. Scar- do in his own village ; and the casual visitor borough, Whitby, Cromer, Lowestoft, and may do the same wherever he casts himself several minor places, become filled, for a time, down, without fear of finding any locality utwith guests quite to the extent of their accom- terly barren. The corner of East Anglia we modation. And spots nearer London,-Felix- have selected is perhaps more fruitful than stow and Aldburghe (or Aldbro') in Suffolk ; some other places. The geologist will find Walton-on-the-Naze and Dovercourt, in Essex, fossils in the low cliff and in the coprolite beds procure as many visitors as the supply of meat in the neighbourhood. He will find tusks of and milk is capable of victualling, and as make elephants in the great estuary of the two rivers, them“ without o'erflowing full.” The last- and need not ascribe them now, as was formerly named place has an attraction for the pater and done, to the remains of elephants which the mater familias whose household is large and Emperor Claudius brought with him to Engwhose offspring small, in the easiness of its land, because Essex has shown itself in its access from the metropolis. The old Eastern drift rich in these bones, which have been alCounties Railway has changed its name, as a ready described in ONCE A WEEK.* He may snake casts its skin, and hopes, under the title
See Vol. 11., p. 53.
A TIPPERARY SHOT.
BY THB AUTHOR OF “MYSELF AND MY RELATIVES,” “LITTLE Flaggs,” &c.
THE CAPPAMOYNE LANDS.
before I was permitted to leave the hospitallo Some pleasant days of fishing and sight- house of the Barnetts ; and after the week was sceing served to while away one of the most concluded, our party there consisted of the host agreeable weeks I had ever spent. St. John and his sister, Sir Percy Stedmole, Mr. Nugent, and Morley were obliged to return to Cahir and myself. I need not say that every d.
now added to my admiration of Miss Barnett. and caught my earnest gaze. She had the When once slightly grazed by a love-dart, it is aspect of a person nerving herself for a terrible seldom that the wound is not repeated with trial. more forcible and deadly aim. I looked for- “Will any one come out with me to Cappaward to leaving Knockgriffin with the greatest moyne ?” asked Sir Denis at length, gaily. despair, never having yet dared to breathe a “Not a foot I'll go," said Nugent, bluntly, syllable of my devotion to the object of it. The while he still looked almost fierce. more I found how deeply my happiness for life " I shall be engaged for the next two hours was concerned in the issue of this attachment, with business letters,” observed Sir Percy, thie more I trembled at the bare idea of trying | after some hesitation. But really, Barnett, my fate. I could not think of remaining longer you seem altogether too daring." than a few days more at the Barnetts', and it “ Never mind me, Stedmole,” interrupted was not likely that I should be asked to Knock- Sir Denis. “I have made up my mind on that griffin again. Sir Denis spoke of going to point. What say you to a walk, Captain Harrowgate at the end of July, and after that Stapleton, or are you engaged also ?” And I he and his sister were to go to Paris ; thus, in thought a rather quizzical smile played on my all probability, we might never meet again. host's face as he turned to address myself. My company would not be detached at Cashel “I shall be most happy to accompany you," for possibly more than a couple of months said I, and as I spoke I observed that Miss longer, and then Heaven only knew to what Barnett's eyes met mine again ; and this time dismal point I might be banished. Very they expressed a feeling of interest and approardently I hoped that some good fortune would bation that made my heart beat quicker than come to help me in my misery.
before. “I am going now to give my last orders re- Stedmole coughed, and drummed for a second specting the Cappainoyne tenants,” said Sir on the table with his fingers. I thought he Denis, one day after breakfast. “I prefer looked annoyed, as he hurried from the room speaking to them myself, to deputing Doheny' a few moments afterwards. to go among them : he is too timid in giving Barnett and I were soon on the way to the my directions ; and besides, it is scarcely fair, devoted homesteads of about fifteen small perhaps, to employ him on such a business. householders, called cottiers in Ireland ; and One should not impose too much upon an my companion beguiled our walk with much agent.”
pleasant chat, pointing out here and there Miss Barnett's cheek changed colour rapidly what he wished to be done towards improras her brother spoke. She was first red, then ing his estate. Occasionally I ventured, for
' pale, and again flushed with a feverish glow his sister's sake, to remonstrate with him upon over her face ; but she did not make any the danger of exposing himself to the anger remark.
of so many wild people ; but he met all my “If I were you, Barnett, I'd see the tenants efforts with arguments that he considered unhanged before I'd speak to one of them,” said answerable. Nugent, emphatically. “Take my advice, and " I would as soon be dead at once as alleave the matter to Doheny: he knows how to ways living in a state of dread,” he said, come round those sort of fellows better than gravely. “Unless I choose to part with my you do ; and by the time you're safe on the family property, I must remain occasionally in continent they'll all be ejected peaceably. They Tipperary; and what would be the use of know Doheny must obey your orders, and having a property at all if I dared not plan any they'll not be half so enraged with him as with reasonable improvement on it? If we allowed yourself.”
ourselves to be terrified into a meek acquies“ I will not expose him to more risk than cence with all the requirements of our tenantry is absolutely necessary," returned Barnett, in this county we might soon expect to befirmly. “It would be the act of a dastard to come the ejected ourselves. We should tremble go off from Knockgriffin and leave him to en- at the idea of asking for rent or even at issuing counter all the wrath of the Cappamoyne people orders to our workmen. I must have my own alone. I must wait here till I see the cottages way with my own property ; and if I am shot demolished, and"
for it, of course there will be an end to me and “ Then you're a madman !” exclaimed Nu
my plans.” gent, almost losing command of his temper. "Consider what a blow it would be to your
“ Decidedly you are foolhardy, Barnett," sister if anything should befall you," mursaid Sir Percy, who was looking thoughtfully mured I. on the ground. All the time I was looking “Oh yes ! poor Louisa would feel it much ; at Miss Barnett, who suddenly raised her eyes but just look at those terrible little cabins
scattered over there, so black and dirty : they Sir Denis. My father and grandfather served are a disgrace to any landlord.”
the Barnetts faithfully, and gloried in the We were now very near to the objectionable prosperity of Knockgriffin ; but there's such locale; and as we approached the dwellings I a thing as being roused up to forget the past, observed that the few men visible in the vicinity and think only of present wrong. had a dogged, downcast air. Some touched their Sir Denis, I'd as lief be dead as cast out of my hats sulkily as we passed, others kept digging father's holding at Cappamoyne !” pertinaciously at their patches of ground with- The man looked unflinchingly as he spoke out lifting their heads. As we came near a both at my companion and myself, his dark cottage rather cleaner than the rest, with a few eye gleaming with a bandit light that seemed china roses and some woodbine clustering round to express more than his words did. His counits walls, a tall, dark-haired young man, ap- tenance was agitated, and his earnestness made parently about twenty-five, with a handsome me pity him from my heart; though, of course, face and figure, came forth to meet us, and, I felt a natural distrust of him, on my friend's looking my companion full in the face, he account. . touched his straw hat slightly as he observed “Come, come, Ryan,” said Barnett gaily.
“And so, Sir Denis, you've determined that “ Never mind about leaving that poor cabin we're to give up possession of our holdings yonder. I'll give you a cottage at Carrickfinn, hereabouts at once ?”
where you and Mary will live as happily as the “Yes ; you knew that long ago, Ryan. I day is long. You are going to marry our hope you are making preparations to give up pretty Moll Killery at once I hear ?” your house.
There is only a month or six “It's not settled yet, sir," replied the young weeks to delay now," replied Barnett.
man, for once assuming an abashed air. “ You “And do you call that justice, or humanity, see, one can't think of such things when they Sir Denis ?” inquired the young man, still don't know whether they may be here or a looking full at his landlord. “Do you expect thousand miles off, or may be worse, before that luck or grace can attend the man, high or three or four months are gone by. Suppose low, that takes the old roof tree from his neigh- now, your honour, you were to be deprived bour's head ? That spot of ground, and the of Knockgriffin, and the mansion, and all your cottage on it, have been in my father's family ancestor's property, I'll engage you'd think a for upwards of seventy years, and it's mine while before you'd settle about marrying.” now; and I'd rather stop inside its walls than “I would not hesitate long if I was to get live in another place three times as good. a much finer estate in place of the old one," Nothing will make up to me for its loss, Sir replied Sir Denis, good humouredly. Denis. If I have to leave Cappamoyne I'll know, Ryan, you will be able to bring your leave Ireland altogether. I'll never take up wife to a much better cottage at Carrickfinn with any other spot in Tipperary.”
than this house at Cappamoyne." “ You are standing in the way of your own “I'll never bring her to Carrickfinn, Sir interests, Ryan,” said Barnett. “ All those Denis,” said the young man, gloomily. who give up their holdings quietly will preserve “ You can do as you please about that,” remy favour ; but those who occasion trouble sumed Barnett, relapsing into dignified gravity;
: cannot expect the same consideration. Every “but, remember, that Mr. Doheny has received house on this land must be vacated by the end directions to take up the lands and houses of of July, or else the law will have to interfere. Cappamoyne before August.” And with these You know I have been a kind landlord through words my friend walked away from his disthe last five years.
I have never made an comfited tenant. ejectment of any tenant in all that time ; and We passed over the devoted ground ; and I have forgiven the payment of many arrears,
Barnett called in at almost every cabin to give and scarcely ever pressed for rent at an incon- his last personal orders respecting their evacuavenient time. Mr. Doheny has received orders tion at the end of a few weeks. There were from me to act in every instance with kindness tears on the part of the women of the families ; and forbearance."
remonstrances, and, in many instances, sharp Ryan muttered something that sounded to words on the part of the men. my ears very like “He daren't do anything
gOne most beautiful young woman in particular else;" but Barnett did not seem to hear the was very earnest in her appeals to the humanity scarcely-audible comment.
of Sir Denis. This was pretty Mary Killery, “ There's more than me unwilling to quit Ryau's sweetheart; and I certainly never saw Cappamoyne,” continued Ryan aloud. “I'm a lovelier specimen of Irish beauty than she not the only firebrand among the tenants on was, with her rich brunette complexion, dark the land.
I honour the family you belong to, glossy hair, flashing black eyes, and exquisitely