I always did, from my youth up, tili the war in the East startled^^ylö^ybody like a thunder-clap. How the^aetttöl:i%)iiikilce of each day, as set down in the ^ejw^l^j Jers*« äade my old romances read like merh^ ha Xdetj&ili: how the present, in its in- finite jpitöousnea^, its* tangible horror, and the awftdness . w X«it ••tfiey* called its "glory," cast the tarne past l '••Vkogelher into shade! Whence red-coats swarm out over the pretty neigh- bourhood like lady-birds over the hop-gardens, — harmless, it is true, yet for ever flying in one's face in the most unpleasant manner, making inroads through one's parlour Windows, and crawling over one's tea- A LIFE POR A LIFE. Perhaps this is obstinacy, or the love of contradic- tion. Do I hear of anything but soldiers from moming tili night? For Lisabel, young and handsome, there is some ex- cuse, but Penelope — she ought to know better. So poor papa is to be dragged out from his cosy arm- chair, jogged and tumbled across these wintry moors, and stuck up solemn in a comer of the drawing-room — being kept carefu Uy out of the card-room because he happens to be a clergyman.
Nor need I spoil the day — as once — by crying over those who, two years since, "Wentup Red Alma^B heights to glory." Conscience, tender over dead heroes, feels not the smallest compunction in writing the angry initiatory line, when she thinks of that odious camp which has been established near us, for the education of the mili- tary mind, and the hardening of the military body. except that the act woiüd be murder, I often wish I could put half-a-dozen of them, swords, epaulets, moustaches, and all, under the heel of my shoe.
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and did not tbeir noble swords lie idle at tbis moment on tbat safest resting-place — Mrs. I watcbed tbe scene out of my corner, in a »täte of dreamy amusement; mingled witb a vague curiosity as A LIFE FOB A lil FB. For safety, I ran after, and aitaeked the good old lady on one of her weak points.
All moming have we been driving about that horrid region into which our beautiftd, desolate moor has been trans- mogrified; round and round, up and down, in at the south camp and out at the north camp; du-ected hither and thither by muddlfe-headed privates; stared at by puppyish young officers; choked with chimney-smoke ; jölted over roads laid with ashes — or no roads at all — and pestered everywhere with the sight of lounging, lazy, red groups, — that color is becoming to me a perfect eye-sore! I wish there were no necessity for it; and have suggested as strongly as I could that we should stay at home. Oh, why cannot people say what they mean and do as they wish!
At visits or dinner parties can I speak to a sonl — and 'tisn't much I do speak to anybody — but that she — I use the pronoun ad- visedly — is sure to bring in with her second sentence something about "the camp? Papa is determined to go with us to the Grantons' ball to-night. And all the while he will wear his politest and most immovable of smiles, just as if he liked it.
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