longer have her,--unless it might be on short and special occasions, as a great favour. She knew that she was an old woman, without money, without blood, and without attraction, whom nobody would ever again desire to see. She had her things packed up, and herself taken off to London, almost without a word of farewell to the duchess, telling herself as she went that the world had produced no other people so heartless as the family of the Trefoils.
'I wonder what you will think of Patagonia?' said Mounser Green, as he took his bride away.
'I don't suppose I shall think much. As far as I can see one place is always like another.'
'But then you will have duties.'
'Not very heavy I hope.'
Then he preached her a sermon, expressing a hope, he went on, that as she was leaving the pleasures of life behind her, she would learn to like the work of life. 'I have found the pleasures very hard,' she said. He spoke to her of the companion he hoped to find, of the possible children who might be dependent on their mother, of the position which she would hold, and in the manner which she should fill it. She, as she listened to him, was almost stunned by the change in the world around her. She need never again seem to be gay in order that men might be attracted. She made her promises and made them with an intention of keeping them; but it may, we fear, be doubted whether he was justified in expecting that he could get a wife fit for his purpose out of the school in which Arabella Trefoil had been educated. The two, however, will pass out of our sight, and we can only hope that he may not be disappointed.
THE SENATOR'S LECTURE.--NO. I
WEDNESDAY, April 14th, was the day at last fixed for the Senator's lecture. His little proposal to set England right on all those matters in which she had hitherto gone astray had created a considerable amount of attention. The Goarly affair, with the subsequent