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my motto; how happy you'll feel when “ • He's going to ask me to give him once you are out of harness !"

some of my Malay cocks,' said Brash« • I have had every reason to be grate. Jeigh-that's it, you may depend upon ful to the general,' said Walford ; "he has it; he wants to mend the breed.' been kindest of the kind to me, and has “ An irresistible smile played over Walnever exacted half the duties which he ford's countenance at this announcement had a right to claim.'

of the lieutenant's suspicions; and, after « « His Excellency seems an extreme again assuring bim that he really did not ly pleasant man,' said Mrs Brashleigh. know what bis Excellency's object was,

« His Excellency,' said Walford, the gallant aid-du-camp mounted his would be extremely well pleased to hear little Arabian, and, followed by his sice at that you think so, Mrs Brashleigli.' full speed, galloped away to head-quar.

She !' said Brashleigh ; . how should ters to report progress. she know anything about generals ?--why “ When he departed, Brashleigh reher father was a hatter in the Poultry, or turned to the room where tiffin was still some such place. She'd call anything on the table, and having regaled himself gentlemanly and pleasant that was a cut with all the different degrees of the then above the counter.'

favourite Indian beverage, in as many "Well, my dear,' said Amelia, 'I on distinct tumblers, from Sangaree the first, ly observed

to Sangrorum the last, proceeded, half “ • Keep your observations to yourself, asleep and balf stupid, with the aid of then, ma'am,' said Brashleigh, ' and go his servant, to buckle on his accoutreand nurse your little child-I hear it ments, and betake himself to afternoon squalling again. There never was so parade. peevish a brat in Bengal as your pet lamb. “ His poor wife remained with her Come go, ma'am, and make them keep it hapless child until his return, which ocstill.'

curred at a late hour, just in time to an“ The tears stood in the poor young nounce that he should dine at the mess, creature's eyes, and casting a glance at -a measure he often adopted, not be Walford, she pushed her plate away from cause he liked the society of his brother her, hastily rose, and left the room. officers, or received the smallest gratifi

• Now that's what she calls fine : cation from visiting them, but because he she'd have made a capital actress,' said knew they were always happier and more her husband. • She thinks you'll pity her, comfortable when he was absent. This, and set me down for a brute and a tyrant and the desire to show that he had a -that's just her way.'

right (for he had a great notion of his “ • Well,' said Walford, anxious to get rights) to be there, generally led him into away, 'I will not intrude any longer; you their company about twice or three times will call on Mansel to-morrow as soon as in each week, upon which occasions he

generally involved himself in some new " • Can?-must you mean,' said Brash scrape, and excited some new disgust. leigh. I must go full fig, I suppose, to “On the particular occasion under disthe military secretary : no mufti-no cussion, he signalized himself by the dis. white jacket-no being comfortable.' play of his independent indignation at

« « I think you had better be dressed,' the conduct of the commander of the said Walford, for I rather believe-I forces, whom he denounced in terms don't know, that his Excellency wishes hardly decent, and not quite safe, even at to speak to you himself.'

a mess-table, for having tyrannized over «« Oh, then,' said Brashleigh, ' I'd some poor fellow of his acquaintance, bet fifty rupees I know what he is after.' and stopped his promotion, to favour a

“ • The deuce you do,' thought Walford protege of his own; and swore, that if ke

« • Great men always want something were Jackson, he would do this, and he when they are so devilish civil to little would say that, and he would write home ones,' said Brashleigh.

to the Horse Guards, and he would never “Walford was startled by this observa submit to be made a fool of, nor a tool tion, and somewhat apprehensive that of; he would have justice, the birthright his friend might suspect the real object of a British soldier; and thus the conof his Excellency's desire to see him, in versation was engrossed, and the evenasmuch as there are but few things in ing's harmony destroyed, by one of Lieuthe world which a commander of the tenant Brashleigli's edifying exbibitions forces can possibly want from a liette of military independence, good taste, and nant.

good sense. * • Indeed,' said Walford, 'I can't as. “ The morning came, and with it, pasist you in your surmises.'

rade-Halt, left wheel-front-dress, as

you can?'

usual ; then breakfast, and more quarrel. sed the assembled party than this anling with poor Mrs Brashleigh, to whom, nouncement; indeed, in Brashleigh's for the fifty-third time, he mentioned how presence, it was almost impossible to do bitterly he repented having married her, justice to their astonishment! That so upbraided her with low birth, swore accomplished a person, and distinguished that he had been tricked and deceived, an officer, as the Commander-in-Chief, and wished himself dead, which, being should have selected from amongst all calmly interpreted by his better half, was his Majesty's regiments then at Fort translated into a wish that she were dead, William, a man hardly two removes from and he rid of her.

downright boorishness for one of his per“ After parade, however, Lieutenant sonal staff, seemed like a miracle, or a Brashleigh betook himself to the office proof of sudden and violent insanity: of Major Mansel, the Military Secretary, they looked, and winked, and stared, but where he reinained for upwards of an finally drank the health of the new aid. hour. When he returned home, be ap- du-camp by unanimous consent, consopeared to be in an extraordinary humour; ling themselves, in the midst of their he seemed nearly good-tempered, spoke contending feelings upon the subject, with almost kindly to his poor wife, whose the relection, that, let what might hapbeautiful eyes were actually reddened and pen, at all events they should get rid of swollen with tears : something very

him. strange had evidently occurred; he was “ As I do not profess to detail the his. an altered man, and she an astonish- tory of Mr Brashleigli's early life, and as ed woman; he dined, however, at the our concerns with him are of much more mess, and there, when reminded of what recent date, I shall merely observe, that he had said the night before, seemed pars in the course of the following week, the ticularly anxious to bury all recollection new aid-du-camp shifted his quarters to of his former conduct and conversation in the general's house, where, with the ur. oblivion. His brother officers wondered banity and consideration which always at the subdued and softened tone of the marked his Excellency's conduct, his Exboisterous lieutenant, and were marvel cellency caused rooms to be fitted up for ling at the strange alteration so suddenly Mrs Brasbleigh and her dear infant : effected in his manner, and the tone of that, after nine or ten months had elapbis observations upon his superiors, here sed, Lieutenant Brashleigh became the tofore the constant objects of his vitu most abject sycophant that ever crawled, peration, when the orderly-book was devoted his days to tattling, and his evenbrought to one of the captains at table ings to eaves-dropping, to collect aneca by his serjeant. He opened it, and the dotes, scandal, or even more serious matexclamation which escaped him as he ter of information for his Excellency: read the order of the day, excited a sud that he was the warmest advocate of all den feeling of surprise in all around him. his Excellency's military measures, and

«« I wish you joy, Brashleigh,' said the constant eulogist of his Excellency's Captain Osborne, returning the book to domestic virtues :—that Mrs Brashleigh, the serjeant. Why, this is a surprise.' shortly after the appointment, recovered

"What-promotion ?' exclaimed the her health and good looks surprisingly:president.

that whenever she took her airings, it « • Read-read !' was the general cry. was in the lofty phaton of his Excellency,

* Osborne took back the orderly-book (at that time the fashionable carriage :) and read with an audible voice,

that whenever she went to parties, his

Excellency's palanquin attended her :Head- Quarters, Fort William, that her control over her husband, and

February 8, 1786. her sovereign contempt for him, were as G. 0.-His Excellency the Commander evident to all beholders as her infuence

in Chief has been pleased to appoint over, and her high consideration for, the Lieutenant Brashleigh, of the General :- and that at the end of some Regiment, to be his Excellency's ten months, she presented Lieutenant Aid-du-Camp, vice Walford, who Brashleigh with a fine boy, which, though joins his regiment.

pronounced by the lady's female friends to (Signed) W. MANSEL, Mil. Sec.' be the very image of his father,' did not

in the smallest degree resemble her former “ A thunder-bolt-an apparition child, who was, at the time it was born, Old Nick himself, had he made his ap declared, by the same competent authopearance, in the full uniform of the corps, rities, to be the Lieutenant's countercould not have more completely surpri. part.”

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