Concordance for The Blakes and Flanagans : a tale, illustrative of Irish in the United States / By Mrs. J. Sadlier.

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2. t, and, attention read with that usually give to which men cannot sion. fail to
3. rand object the illustration of our holy by means of tales or stories. these in
4. s I have of Blokes and Flanagcms. merely Vl PREFACE. to grouped them so as for f
5. ould the carrying ont of my plan. easily have written a more attractive story; I
6. ot afford to waste time pandering merely to the imagination, or fostering that m
7. hich, as most of my readers are probably aware, has It has recently appeared in
8. are probably aware, has It has recently appeared in the American Celt. since un
9. . Such being the case, I can confidently send it forth with all its imperfection
11. arson's idea of conscience —tom reilly's SECRET —A RECONCILIATION . — MIKE
12. ow It mercial city, " Well to was simply a thriving comdo in the world," and of
13. very natural, and perhaps are precisely uecessary, as the times to which I refe
14. y ? had left his native land immediately after his marriage, and the young bride
15. e ay Timothy or as he was more generally called of them. He — Tim Flanagan, fo
16. might be expected, the pet of the family; and as there seemed no likelihood of a
17. d, a fact «f little damsel seemed fully cognizant. Take them altogether, there
18. as not in New York city a happier family, or one more free from guile. Religion
19. ll around them. If either ? Tim or Nelly so few, wer<* had their failings —and
20. eople, yet religion was, with them, only a secondary object — all very well in
21. fair with the Otherstrictlj Biake family — at least the elders of the house. w
22. spare something to those who it. really stood in need of Miles Blake was never
23. a collection was taken up, it especially were for the building or repairing of a
24. nd repaired, ay, and the priest decently supported. like, But further than that
25. d to follow her brothers and to an early grave. Perhaps it were better she had,
26. ts, who loved their children "not wisely, but too well." families of The two Bla
27. d Flanagan lived on the if most friendly and familiar footing, and a cloud did a
28. and, such as they were, might be chiefly ascribed to the over- She was, by natur
29. in her much is earlier than they usually do old fashioned in children. She was w
30. was, moreover, the oracle of the family, as a petted child Harry, the brother,
31. nd most boys of his age, but exceedingly averse to study. spirited to a fault, G
32. fault, Generous and high- he was easily offended, and just as U B LAKES AND FLA
33. B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. though constantly engaged still easily pacified, so that,
34. . though constantly engaged still easily pacified, so that, boyish quarrel, he w
35. vorite with his uncle Flanagan, probably because he was an exact coun- terpart o
36. him, either for he's a — ; Sue likely boy, and a good-hearted fellow, with wi
37. ered the more excusable, as it generally manifested itself in quarrels with his
38. ore of religion. that There was scarcely a day Harry Blake til'tiag did not get
39. me off victorious he gloried and proudly prognosticated that he would sooner or
40. g calumniated. for their religion Simply because they were not exposed to hear r
41. ay school, and the young Flanagans daily went St. Peter's School their to the Ca
42. y but attention to the matter, gradually sank into their Eliza Blake was the min
43. e home day after day with some unsightly bruise ou his face, a black eye, a swel
44. slike for " fighting," She had a womanly and would have been better pleased to s
45. es, I would not," said Mary hesitatingly "but see see how the Flanagan boys don'
46. otatoes were all turned out, in came sly Tim Flanagan, his fine open countenance
47. said Miles, rubbing ; the dust leisurely off his hands trade, that's all, crammi
48. " cried Miles their best, the coward- ly set — they did their ! best, but that
49. one — ay, faith ! neither Dan Donelly if nor Deaf Burke could hold a candle r
50. y, there's the rub," said Tim, earnestly, " it's all very well while he fights f
51. you ever know a turn-coat in the family tell me that now ?" by that, — — "
52. they're" —do us !" said Tim, coaxingly. " What is it ; ?" said Miles, somewhat
53. your pardon," returned Tim, very coolly, that's what they're for." mean by that
54. ed " " Well, and that's just what tingly, " school is I want," said Miles, exul-
55. g Ward Schools are sent rejju- 80 fcarly B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. on Sunday ? to c
56. ? and" said " Now, Tim," Miles, suddenly breaking it is, in, " the short and the
57. t do you say, Mary V But Mary was busily engaged, preparing some Indian corn for
58. akes any difference. So she went on only makes dissensions between you." with he
59. gret your blindness." " I declare, Nelly, When he got home, he could not help ex
60. le below are enough to vex a saint. Only think, if Miles isn't as proud as a pea
61. a sensible man, like acting so foolishly ? By my too. word, I think he's I bewit
62. y for school, bis mother, who was busily engaged preparing breakfast, could not
63. e I wish to gooduess, you with that ugly patch over your eye ! Harry, that you'd
64. of brawls, and trying ?" bear patiently with the trouble- some.' which, eh, you
65. veins I declare you talk very strangely at times if !" Harry only laughed, and
66. very strangely at times if !" Harry only laughed, and asked near ready. too long
67. well for you," said his mother, sharply, you spent a little more time at your p
68. to get 11 all ready for school now, only just my breakfast. Can we have it Yes,
69. —indeed I am," and she 6miled faintly " please, father, give buck-wheat cakes
70. e being sick while I can cat so heartily," and the affectionate child did force
71. ed glances, and the mother sighed deeply, but no more was said upon the subject.
72. hole pages of books that's of no earthly Sure it's use to her, and she so delica
73. —you know if she's been always sickly." she shouldn't be " And that's just th
74. h, sleek-faced man, fair hair, carefully with long, brushed back, so as to show
75. f small grey eyes, that were continually glancing round from one object to littl
76. ther, in a queer, restless way, probably the effect of long years of " watching
77. he waa else* even smoother and more oily than to any one THE TWO SCHOOLS. 27 Acc
78. any one THE TWO SCHOOLS. 27 Accordingly, Mr. Simpson chose to take no notice of
79. ore. seat, So Harry stepped still softly to his much relieved, though troubled w
80. fighting for religion was "too and only for Harry Blake!" This used to rouse Ha
81. want to speak with you." Harry instantly obeyed. "May I ask Dy that patch over y
82. ow of a "Master Herrick went accordingly. — come here, sir!" Master Herrick di
83. Master me some us hear him out/' finally Herrick." " " And so, sir, he called ug
84. errick." " " And so, sir, he called ugly names, and gave me a push that sent me
85. all the world ?" And Harry unconsciously imitated Herrick's peculiar accent to B
86. l about religion, as religion is is only for religion —fall-grown wholly unnec
87. s only for religion —fall-grown wholly unnecessary — men it men. At your age
88. s. now, my dear pupils, before how silly a thing it is to fight religion, you ca
89. igion, you can know what religion really Samuel Herrick, go to your seat, and I
90. me grains of the Gospel seed. not wholly idolatrous, I believe, but still profes
91. ter Blake ?" said Mr ; Simpson, ; mildly. if " I don't understand your having a
92. s not profess to No !" said Sam manfully, from his seat, " I haVt "you if got an
93. ee," resumed the master, almost the only boy religion, in are the school who mak
94. to be; but here, mark me, you have only to mind your lessons leave the letter o
95. don, they belong to yet he is as orderly and well-conI — ducted as any boy eac
96. so"t of autocrat were not as thoroughly as he used to say, " way. He it was as
97. ep the traditions of our race constantly before their children, we should have A
98. ore their children, we should have Apply the little reason their to complain of
99. inclined;' and that twig 9 is precisely the axiom on which I go in I my a manag
100. pproached the old who was far too deeply engaged to notice gentleman, respective
101. u most thank you, Mr. Lanigan I ! kindly, sir 1" sir I —Yes, — sir, to be su
102. youngman's injunction to go home quietly, sters forgot the old it, and if any of
103. rick," or " raight be) home it's quietly — Michael" (or whatever the name all
104. " that half a century it is a melancholy thing to faith, feel ourselves growing
105. hearts So saying, Mr. Lanigan carefully closed the doors, to his and took the w
106. oom of the Household, " where the family was wont to assemble at meal-times, and
107. some time before. "Well, Susan, I really forgot all about that pictnre-book, but
108. as much against the thing as I am, only she doesn't like, you see, to interfere
109. is bewitched by the in spirit of worldly wisdom. He thinks, common with is many
110. poor Eliza protect them I" may the holy Mother of God THE TWO SCHOOLS " 31 V* C
111. her Power do nothing with Miles " Surely \. quired Mr. Lanigan. advice he wouldn
112. that, sir," said " Well, I don't tingly. Tim hesita- " I have heard Father Powe
113. elf, if he had any shame in him if Nelly, you didn't ask Mr. Lanigan cold and he
114. remium. 39 joyous emotion, when suddenly one of the bands struck up "The Exile o
115. ut " in honor of St. Patrick. but hardly in spirit, for Harry was amid all there
116. 7 would all laugh at him. It was really too bad, Harry thought. He school. wish
117. me go. And poor IJarry at sighed deeply. the It never occurred to him that he w
118. ure —were we not born here Ned, coolly, ! ?" " Well, suppose so," ? returned "
119. out for Ireland, what he did very likely but that won't do for me ; it ain't tha
120. ." ; Ned Flanagan his large could hardly believe his ears he opened blue eyes, a
121. ort of breathless astonishment. He fully expected to see Harry laugh, but Harry
122. , to his great surprise, his father only smiled, while his mother told him to "
123. helped the children all round," as Nelly said, and then helped himself, but some
124. though he tried to eat, to please Nelly, still who had taken great pains to mak
125. even the merry little Susy were scarcely noticed. At length. — ST. lie Patrick
126. away 11 and said across the table Nelly, with a disturbed and anxious look, Wel
127. bed and anxious look, Well ! It's really too bad — it's enough to vex a saint,
128. n, Tim dear ?" said his wife anx- iously, at the same time dropping her own knif
129. 's — ; bad, my "I Tim laughed heartily, just as know you did, Nelly, I know yo
130. ed heartily, just as know you did, Nelly, I know you I'm thinking told expected
131. g to of Miles Blake say to the stew only what's good. ; you see it's just coming
132. the city of mean New York I he were only put under proper training. He was it as
133. t ! — he'll be a disgrace to us, Nelly, God hasn't said !" " Hut, tut, Tim, wh
134. ief." " To be sure ing he gets net Nelly — that and the Protestant teach—may
135. ! 111 Father Power at Miles again easily !" the we'll not give it up so Having t
136. vening, Eliza Blake came in, her usually pale face flushed and smiling, and a ce
137. at it in her hand a small parcel, neatly done up iu it ; blue paper, and from th
138. all the other children gathered eagerly round to see what was coming. "Why, wha
139. something very its nice, aunty — only look n and \ she drew from paper coveri
140. he drew from paper covering a handsomely bound volume, gi-lt-edged and otherwise
141. volume, gi-lt-edged and otherwise highly ornamented, which she held up before he
142. or rather, I used not to like but really I this so very kind of Miss Davison, Ju
143. s 4t The exterior of the volume was duly admired, and then Mrs. Flanagan proceed
144. ead any of it, Eliza ?" " Not much, only just a chapter " " And what is it about
145. " From her teacher, eh ?" said Tim drily. " Will you me look at it V " There can
146. ointed out the words written on a to fly leaf at the beginning : Presented , for
147. AND FLANAGANS. some time, then suddenly he stopped with an emphatieal !" "huinp
148. earnest remonstrances. and deliberately turned down the corner of a Another ; a
149. and even her auut i curiosity was fully aroused. "Why, Tim dear, what sort of a
150. e very thing I expected to find it, only a little worse. Just listen, Nelly, and
151. only a little worse. Just listen, Nelly, and you, Eliza ; what do you think of
152. nd glory who figured in ; it, especially Luther, Calvin, and Queen Elizabeth the
153. cation, and, civilization ; consequently, to monastic communities, &c, &c. " For
154. atholic ought to read it." " Pooh, Nelly you talk like an ignorant, benighted Pa
155. us Protestants, is it ?" Edward, stoutly, before his mother had time to answer "
156. book ?" said Eliza somewhat impatiently. " Do you I think Father Power would be
157. V said both husband ?" and wife, eagerly ; " isn't it a beautiful book outside o
158. can't say as much for the inside. coolly, " The Did you look over it all ?" No,
159. th that book now," said Miles, pettishly, " because Eliza got it from her I'll "
160. e. " Yes," said Miles, " that was surely a great time, and old Harry the Eighth
161. they have," tell all said Tim, with sly humor "don't they about the corruption
162. not a word about the old Harry's beastly doings, or about Cranmer, the reprobate
163. r a Reformation." t Tim waited patiently till indignation, then he quietly asked
164. iently till indignation, then he quietly asked Miles had vented some of hi* " Wh
165. enough of if it," said Miles snappishly, "and I live lips till ; to-morrow, I'l
166. butter ? This villain of a book is only oae instance of the lic children 's Ell
167. take my word for it." "I wish anxiously. 11 to God, Miles, ; you'd take Tim's a
168. ." Mrs. Blake shook her head sorrowfully, and Tim began to whistle, " The Little
169. eted him on turn, his re- Tim all curtly replied ; : " the book's to go back to
170. ES ANH FLANAGANS. Ay ! that he is, Nelly, and him to reap what for ; he's when t
171. o her soul. ,, " Amen !" responded Nelly, with pious fervor, and then the night
172. yers being read aloud by Tim, the family went " to prepare for bed," not without
173. book. He and his daughter were entirely obliged, and he was lic, well, but she
174. iss Davisou creatures ; but she had only to bear of it signation as a fresh proo
175. whereat she proposed to make melancholy affair.' t IS B TREE BEGINS TO BEAR FRU
176. augh too, ; gay that mother could hardly help laughing, ; notwithstanding her ju
177. anions. Her dejection was very generally noticed, and as generally attributed to
178. very generally noticed, and as generally attributed to sorrow for the loss of he
179. s returning the book. She very naturally considered that it was too inter- bad f
180. at if it to be taken from her, and nally resolved ever she did get one again, sh
181. it it. would say nothing of does snugly 182. f, ?" " to have them laughing especially so ; and what harm could the book do me
183. t read These sentiments she incautiously communicated to a young girl who sat ne
184. ith her lessons." This change was wholly incomprehensible to Eliza, but Jane Pea
185. t his own age, Zachary Thomson, a lively, goodhearted boy as any in the school,
186. him. The two were talking very earnestly, and Eliza heard Zach " Well, I guess y
187. n't you come, Miss Blake Zach familiarly, THE TREE BEGINS TO BEAR FRUIT. 59 'Jan
188. ush " what on earth has your more deeply : Why ; mother to do with school, just
189. " At Mind, at half-past seven precisely of Well, good bye, Miss ; what I told y
190. what a good time we'll have." Eliza only shook her head, and she and narry walke
191. it is." " so£p<*h here, and 9 I partly And where may to it be, Miss Wh^icre V
192. in his pocket. This sixpence judiciously expended on candy, was tha most conclus
193. , Harry," said Silas, apolo! " getically. 11 " I didn't say anything it's ill of
194. pieces, but he guessed he all. was early yet, he supposed. Great was his surpris
195. ch to his regret. a'n't " 11 Why, surely, you a-going ?" whispered Zach. I didn'
196. is I'm afraid to go home ?" " Well, only think !"— " Why do tell P " You a'n't
197. utious tap on the front door was quickly answered, and the mother's first impuls
198. " " Well, mother," said Harry soothingly, " only keep it from father's ears agai
199. , mother," said Harry soothingly, " only keep it from father's ears again. for t
200. hen your father asks mother I can easily where you were " Oh, never mind ; that,
201. " she said within herself, as she slowly ascended the stairs. then, Miles Blake,
202. I'm afraid nobody else notious of wordly interest are so rooted in you to can /
203. 's. in They're such a respectable family, and it's so are the Greens too, that v
204. ese lads be ever so good, they're hardly fit company for you. Still you go with
205. the young Sheridans ?" can't Why Reilly's boy, " Hut, tut, Nelly, don't be maki
206. an't Why Reilly's boy, " Hut, tut, Nelly, don't be making a fool of yourself !*
207. ys better for a said her husband sharply. boy to make acquaintances with them th
208. so. The Sheridans and young in Reilly indeed ; ! It's no great things to keep
209. him a lift sure enough it's more likely that they'll lift him to the gallows th
210. d the Flanagans, too, I'll warrant, only for its well it becomes you, Miles Blak
211. p!" 11 1 suppose not, Mary —Tom Reilly your taste ; ! or Mike Sheridan any of
212. winds," saying to fiimself as he hastily opened the door, " Mr. Thomson is a bet
213. if we didn't go this keep our word. only this once Ah mother, us once Mrs. Blake
214. dressed in their Sunday clothes." kindly welcomed by the elders of the Thomson f
215. omed by the elders of the Thomson family, and had, as they said themselves, a *'
216. ys and girls romping tried in pleasantly, though Eliza did feel together, and sh
217. element, for be was at all times lively and really fond of fun. Mr. and Mrs. Th
218. or be was at all times lively and really fond of fun. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson were
219. n. Mr. and Mrs. Thomson were exceedingly kind to the young Blakes. Mrs. Thomson
220. e, " that she has no such her for I only wish she could say as much Jane and Ara
221. d Eliza. You and deserve to get severely punished." But Harry knew before they r
222. School, as in &B Cath Schools, properly so called, to say the Catechism every d
223. ght to serve mass, and as there was only a certain number eligible for that offi
224. s of him. To do him justice, it was only when all other remedies failed, that he
225. boys, and it had its weight, undoubtedly, in keeping them " to their trumps," as
226. e, Repentant wept beneath hi3 meek reply." * S"ch was the man who presided over
227. . Most of the boys were about as orderly and well-disin a large city posed as bo
228. mes, bred disturbance in the little only be kept in them who, at community and c
229. Sheridan, a scion of the Sheridan family, relationship wr*h our friend Mrs. Blak
230. s books, Peter, a shy, timid lad, wholly engrossed with and looking up to Mr. La
231. r Power. Then there was teen, Tom Reilly, their cousin, a precocious genius of t
232. called up for geography. tion- tolerably well, and Mr. Lanigan proceeded to ask
233. of it V important Its soil is generally fertile, though many parts the exceptio
234. d to " vanished. They are grave, stately and formal in their manners, but lazy a
235. iards, manners J sir, are grave, stately, and formal in fcheir they are brave, g
236. Thus encouraged, Edward went on fluently places action." : them above the commis
237. aphy at Mr. Simpson's school. Tom Reilly, can you name some the principal cities
238. in Spain V9 "Yes, sir," said Tom briskly, "Madrid, Saragossa, Toledo, Salamanca,
239. ny ages throughout Europe ?" " Certainly, " sir," said Tom, " they were famous "
240. ee none of you know, and indeed I hardly expected jrou should, because it is not
241. ell done, a custom he had when agreeably excited. timidly raised his voice, blus
242. m he had when agreeably excited. timidly raised his voice, blushing for : " litt
243. for you," " It's Mr. Lanigan exultingly. boy Peter ; some use to to give books
244. me use to to give books to a he not only reads his books, but remem- bers what h
245. l give you a nice picture. my Tom Reilly, how is Spain bounded ?" his usual flip
246. e, to b«3 Now mark my words, Tom Reilly never dare, you are in my school, to gi
247. ear ?" " Yes, sir," said Tom, sheepishly, and not daring to lift ; ; up you go,
248. gan the boundaries of Spain ?" correctly, and then Mr. to out on the map, Tom's
249. , but knowledge when acquired It is only a curse if it be guided and controlled
250. he cakes iu the window looked temptingly nice, but Peter's philosophy was strong
251. an his appetite, so he walked resolutely awuy. " Nor cast one longing, lingering
252. number of books, such as b*:ys generally purchase, Peter now and then reminding
253. round and round, scrutinizing it closely, saying to himself, " I wish I knew whe
254. if you please, sir V said Peter, timidly. "You may have it for a shilling, thoug
255. e an hour, he got home to show his newly-acquired treasure. His parents were to
256. e told his artless story, and exultingly pro- duced his prize. " ing his elder s
257. very bone in your body. If you were only as quick at the learnirg as yoa " Get o
258. ght horses, with as many men, constantly employed. He was an upright, honest, ma
259. us return to Miles Blake and his family, whom we do not wish to forget. Harry h
260. e money thus spent did not come honestly into Harry's possession. She could not
261. f kindness and good-nature, and tenderly attach- ed to her 11 own family. she, a
262. tenderly attach- ed to her 11 own family. she, as they like to Harry," said walk
263. nt to " ; know," retorted Harry, angrily girls if you ain't one of the most inqu
264. that I go to the theatre Harry, doggedly. 11 matter, I know it, tell that's enou
265. lurking devil in his eye," a look of sly, cold boy of his age, for Sam was not m
266. al in a corded with his thick-set, burly " Hillo, figure. Blake !" said Herrick,
267. gh, " have you been to confession lately ? I guess you'll have a pretty long sco
268. est ?" I rather think so," was the reply, " he'll hardly tell til. I guess he'd
269. think so," was the reply, " he'll hardly tell til. I guess he'd better get Zach
270. care who hears me, not a brass but gedly. couldn't have knocked ton ; the priest
271. han the tongue. if you value your bodily was mocking safety." Sam saw him, and h
272. searching eye. He fore, rather suddenly, and speedily turned down a neigh- bori
273. . He fore, rather suddenly, and speedily turned down a neigh- boring alley, with
274. anyhow." " Oh is it there you are, Molly V said Dr. Power, for he it was. " How
275. l content." " I'm glad to hear it, Molly. contented mind and a A good conscience
276. mind and a A good conscience, generally go hand in hand," " Only that this is n
277. ence, generally go hand in hand," " Only that this is no place for your reverenc
278. ith a poor old body like me," said Molly, bend ing over her table, and letting h
279. soon, be too late." " I thank yon, Molly, for your kind information," said the p
280. hout you ?" query was addressed by Molly to herself, as she just got followed wi
281. added, thanks to your reverence quietly taking possession of a chair. well, ; w
282. en you knocked down your man so cleverly. I had no idea you were so good a pugil
283. ; the son blushed, and looked exultingly at the father took upon him to answer.
284. tor religion ?" said the priest, coolly. Blake was quite taken aback, and his w
285. frieud, that is it is one way, certainly, of defendfrom being the best way." rel
286. e if your I religion. Such is- precisely the case with Harry. am much afraid tha
287. enance, " can't let I respect you highly, sir, but I you go any further with suc
288. as neither you nor Harry die for likely to it be called on to your religion, do
289. panionship of Protestant children. tedly spoken to I have repea- you on this sub
290. glanced " Oh, children ?" significantly towards the young people. certainly, yo
291. ntly towards the young people. certainly, your reverence ! Come up stairs. Harry
292. , my friend," said the priest st. calmly peter's school. ' 89 If ; then he added
293. 89 If ; then he added with a melancholy smile, you should discover that your so
294. ower say you P* said Mrs. Blake, eagerly, as she ran, rather than walked, stairs
295. s it Mary," returned her husband angrily. " How happen, that this lad can go nig
296. ke, Miles," said Mrs. Blake, imploringly, "don't beat him this time. I'll Forgiv
297. Harry's face brightened up Eliza hastily wiped away her tears, and Mrs. Blake ga
298. ere is, Mr. Thomson," said Miles quickly, " there is something wrong, and very w
299. oney, Mr. Thomson," said Blake, sullenly, " he stole the money out of my drawer
300. o up stairs. my good "Swearing is highly offensive to God. Oh swear, dear friend
301. od fortune to It come I iu so seasonably. would have grieved to to see that fine
302. I often Miles," said Mrs. Blake, eagerly very well to make Harry a would be a bu
303. " advice as I'd said he, " but unluckily can't take your wish to do. Father Powe
304. they're about as good as most men, only they have such a A'n't way of coming it
305. cough- answer for a few minutes. merely human At look on them as you please, th
306. ook on them as you please, they are only men as after all, and their opinions ar
307. ok up what she heard that wasn't exactly what the priest meant, and as for the t
308. ed than themselves. ever, I How- am only losing my time. Am I to understand, Mil
309. is interest, "Well, no, sir, not exactly," he hastened to say "as you wish me to
310. ." for The latter observation was hardly meant Thomson's ear, being made ?" in a
311. untry no offence, hope, " Oh ! certainly not," returned Thomson, with more " ; t
312. ght of, Mary," said her husband, sharply 1 ; We'll try "mind your own business,
313. on as I'll fast as he can." " Certainly, Miles, make it my business to see Mr.
314. ur son is in good hands." Miles suddenly remembered that he had to go to Chatham
315. to be done. Eliza and Harry were highly interested listeners to the foregoing c
316. test against that if he didn't, I'd only have to pro- mean school, and let him m
317. er gentle reprimand, till but Harry only laughed. asked for it, "Keep your advic
318. do you mean ?" inquired Eliza innocently. " the old woman or below, to be sure,"
319. u ha'n't," said Eliza still more angrily, ! at last it's !" not as bo wicked a t
320. to the theatre, and speak slight- ingly of one's father and mother, and the pri
321. and never again to speak disrespectfully of " father or mother, or the priest,"
322. ring my Harry, shaking his admonishingly at his sister. "Dear me," them so loud.
323. " I his wife were there, and Mrs. Reilly." think we'll leave Harry and Eliza at
324. eir own way, and ; 11 I tell you plainly, it's the way of perdition ; but what c
325. ve done ?" The Sheridans and Mrs. Reilly were all very glad to see Mrs. Blake :
326. arted creature, always kind and friendly with her own 100 BLARES AND FLANAGAN'S.
327. net and shawl. The remark, though purely ironical, was taken in its literal sens
328. aken in its literal sense by Mrs. Reilly, a tall, thin, matronly woman, in a wid
329. e by Mrs. Reilly, a tall, thin, matronly woman, in a widow's cap, and black meri
330. and black merino dress. Now, Mrs. Reilly was, on the whole, a very good woman, a
331. of her own "kith and kin," and generally contrived to introduce some individual
332. nt, into every conversation. Mrs. Reilly's besetting sin, Family pride was and D
333. ion. Mrs. Reilly's besetting sin, Family pride was and Dan Sheridan ought to hav
334. ect his words might produce. Mrs. Reilly, bridling think the likes of us, The li
335. illing to go to the wedding at all, only just for shame's cause. The likes of us
336. , Tim Flanagan !" indeed Did " No, Sally, I did not what was it ? anything about
337. eridan hasn't a proper sense, the family ?" his droll way Pm afraid, of A FRIEND
338. EED L01 the respectability of the family he married into, and I just want you to
339. none of us Flanagans can do it so Sally dear — well." Mrs cignity raillery. R
340. — well." Mrs cignity raillery. Reilly's long face relaxed into a smile, for h
341. ith your joke. no laughing matter family. it to speak slightingly of a decent ol
342. g matter family. it to speak slightingly of a decent old Mary, little let us say
343. his will. That Mike is a play-boy, Nelly, and no mistake. ! him as a monkey, so
344. ell," said opinion of Dillon. Tim warmly, " for that same young Dillon is the de
345. " What did he do to Mike V* Tim, eagerly. good for him, and the best of 1 1 102
346. ?" " Faith, he did so," said Dan, coolly, " he came to my place that very evenin
347. ct your son yourself once in Myself only laughed at him, you tell you one thing,
348. d as though he would have said, " I only wish he may be as good a man " Dan Dan
349. s a laugh at Harry's expense, and hardly over when Miles made his appearance. "
350. " Why, how all is that, Tim " anxiously, for, with their bickering hi* on the s
351. or conferred on his I'll but Tim bluntly said, " for, not wish you joy of your o
352. nd a true one, hack goes under his belly" snow off a what comes ever the devil s
353. to make some eaustia feer husband. reply, when Mrs. Reilly hastened to put in he
354. ia feer husband. reply, when Mrs. Reilly hastened to put in her word. " For sham
355. Flana- man that would speak slightingly he was my uncle, too, of such things, a
356. s fain to appear convinced, and as Nelly began just then to put some creature co
357. e table, assisted by Eliza, he willingly changed the subject. ° Did you hear, M
358. and Miles made a show of " being highly exasperated against young Dillon. He wa
359. oy as you'd wish to see, and as mannerly too 5* 106 BLARES AND FLANAGANS. It's M
360. s Mr. Simpson that has made him the oily rogue what he is him aud the company hi
361. try There's a time and a place all Nelly's things." cookery. THE SISTERS' SCHOOL
362. t needless to good ladies are invariably characterized by their feminine gertlen
363. t the time of which I write, I will only particufifty, and the young creature, i
364. dvantages of edufirst cation, her family being one of the in her native county.
365. lead at public meetings, edited a daily newspaper lectures, in some of our grea
366. sters of Loretto, and her mind was early imbued with the old- fashioned Catholic
367. maturity, Sisto take the very unworldly Magdalen thought proper step of retirin
368. tne community, Sister Magdalen was only distinguished from her sisters in relig
369. the triple crown " which that singularly-gifted woman had chosen for herself. He
370. peak but little of themselves, as rarely as possible. The two Sister little Flan
371. , made both the children, but especially the youngest child in a rule to show no
372. en Flanagan, or — as she was generally refractory, all called, was at times a
373. 's, the two little girls went very early to have a look at the pictures in schoo
374. of the pictures aforesaid were speedily communicated to Susy, and ever since, "
375. r let us try and get in very, very early some morning, and then we can other mor
376. ning, and then we can other more worldly schools nothing. ; ; look at them so ni
377. ools nothing. ; ; look at them so nicely before any of the other girls come." Bu
378. id Susan, " we're too late so very early ?" this after Isn't is too bad, and we
379. get a we came this morning ever so early you and Sister Magdalen and all the res
380. len and all the rest in If we could only look at them pictures, SisI and here's
381. s to say that the promise was cheerfully given, whereupon the smiling Sister too
382. e retired to the wilderness in his early childhood to serve God in solitude and
383. were the questions asked, and patiently did the gentle teacher answer until the
384. atechism, divided two heard respectively by the two nuns, already mentioned. Wit
385. ll the good Sister, seeing them properly settled in their places, " whereabouts
386. ere, Sister," said the first girl, Sally Doyle, step- ping forward and pointing
387. ll repeat the seventh commandment, Sally!" Thou shalt not steal !" " Very good W
388. longing to our neighbor, either publicly ©r privately, without his knowledge an
389. neighbor, either publicly ©r privately, without his knowledge and consent." Al
390. hildren, the commandment says positively steal thou shalt not steal — it does
391. xcept your father and mother, but simply is {hou shalt not steal, so you see the
392. e, — didn't he, sister V f nun quickly, " you are now breaking another command
393. ou shalt for me , ?" said the nun mildly. replied, " Yes, Ellie herself I can. n
394. t ?" " Backbiting, calumny " "And likely to ful detraction," put in Alice Brady,
395. n to bor's tell the commandment not only to tell lies, but truth, when it might
396. ie dung down her head, and looked hardly keep " Ellie, in as her tears. dear," s
397. rt at what in have said. all, I scarcely think you have sinned this matter at be
398. ommandment is be care. observe that holy precept for the time to come." in the a
399. prevarica? prevented how many and surely it is it saved the hearts of parents fr
400. children. was in the when all the family were assembled in the little sitting ro
401. onate solicitude. Nothing at all, Nfclly, only I was just thinking of them poor
402. solicitude. Nothing at all, Nfclly, only I was just thinking of them poor childr
403. ." "Take care, Ned," said Ellie, eagerly, "take care of commandment." does the c
404. he lessons that you learn with them holy bless you, — God ; my child ; but it'
405. or go to confession, or receive the Holy Cod* — Flanagan's household sister ti
406. , no, Susy dear, a year will not is only twelve months, and two years about it,
407. th a smile, " go now and play with dolly awhile — that's a good child." Meanwh
408. knows quite enough to work way decently do that, first- through the world, and
409. to persevere." Their parents Tom Reilly and his wife had latterly set up a litt
410. nts Tom Reilly and his wife had latterly set up a little — tim Flanagan's hous
411. ather, five years, fins. they could only see me any day these last I'm sure they
412. Tom, unwilling to break off too suddenly from his dignified parent, yet anxious
413. is pertness and self conceit, Tom Reilly was a good lad, dutiful and respectful
414. how contrived to make him- and had early got the name of being careful and indus
415. ht to blame him. He was made it pulously to regular in attending Mass, and a poi
416. er had been heard to say fas Mis. Heilly often boasted), that Tom was an honest,
417. was so constructed that he do ; bcarcely felt the load a heavy one. chief pleasu
418. hief pleasure, Business was Tom's fairly and after he had got live underweight a
419. d got live underweight and entered fully into the spirit of the thing, he used t
420. ular old little say that he could hardly without it. A man was Tom of the in his
421. n beneath that dry, cold surface. Reilly and Edward Flanagan were nearly the the
422. . Reilly and Edward Flanagan were nearly the their dissimilarity of disfriends,
423. good together. and were muscu- generally seen Edward was a fine-looking young fe
424. s of the land of his Dr. Power had early noticed this fondness for Irish literat
425. h literature, and he took care to supply him, from time to time, with the best w
426. res of his ministry, the in still fondly cherished memory thought of his own dea
427. Genius, and truth, and learning, vainly vast, To call her olden glories from th
428. like him, than all that, he in was truly religious. taught the Catechism fifteen
429. dhood to that mature age, varying tively ladies when they are respecknown as you
430. Catholic he had lost ground considerably. Old St. Peter's had been voted as unsa
431. f the church were, it would seem, wholly THE FASHIONABLE BOARDING- SCHOOL. nnfii
432. to the priests, in oppo- though utterly unable to manage the business of their
433. r, and in the spiritual they were hardly one whit more docile or obedient. " Dec
434. spiritual point of view, from his highly- valued religion The truth was, that wh
435. ubious elevation, had of trustee. nearly all evaporated during these eventful se
436. with t^e priests, and his great worldly prosperity, Miles qualities, had lost m
437. w had come, that was certain. His comely helpmate bore her honors somewhat more
438. ate bore her honors somewhat more meekly, owing mainly to the fact that she, unl
439. onors somewhat more meekly, owing mainly to the fact that she, unlike her husban
440. nd did not pretend to "act independently," which notion had been fatal to poor M
441. ; fallen into flesh," too, considerably, and the world knows that a good Is, po
442. d the world knows that a good Is, portly rotundity of figure of itself, a load o
443. of the honor reverting from her "highly-accomplished" children, Mrs. Miles Blak
444. he caterpillar, into the gaudy butterfly, if a fashionable " Broadwayswell " can
445. its as " eligible matches." It is hardly necessary to observe that our alias quo
446. — that is, he went there occasionally, attraction, such as a when there was s
447. rather lounged up the entered the family pew, and quietly took possession of his
448. the entered the family pew, and quietly took possession of his seat (after knee
449. T. Blake would lean his elbow gracefully on left the side of the pew, taking goo
450. ew, taking good care to exhibit a costly topaz which sparkled on the fourth fing
451. elicate, and rathei sallow-featured only just so child, into a slight, graceful
452. aceful girl, retaining much of her early fragility of appearance as was requisit
453. ress of her Irish origin in their purely Grecian character, and her figure, thou
454. along through the unaccount- able folly of her father, subjected to a false sys
455. r Protestant friends loved her sincerely, it was a thousand pities to had been.
456. and pieces, She could play some commonly by Professors " show-off pieces ful ;"
457. s, and intestine broils of ages actually ; long past ? You see yourself that the
458. born of Irish parents which is, happily, not the case I would endeavor to forge
459. make others forget it, too, if possibly could." Eliza ventured to suggest, in r
460. ld." Eliza ventured to suggest, in reply, that the history of Greece and of othe
461. r teacher, of all attention. impatiently, to li how could yon think of comparing
462. your pardon, Mrs. Danby, I am perfectly sane, and I only made the suggestion fo
463. . Danby, I am perfectly sane, and I only made the suggestion for the sake of inf
464. you know my nervous system so fearfully delicate that the least thing excites m
465. es me. And, besides, I am so exceedingly interested in your welfare, that I may,
466. iza took her seat at the piano, heartily ashamed of better (and it, last) manife
467. tice it in it was not permitted was only fact, it losing time learning such old
468. rish, and everything Cathowas studiously excluded from Mrs. Danby's academy. lic
469. OARDING-SCHOOL. dine, just in a friendly 131 way ; they sometimes examined the y
470. mined the young ladies on matters purely secular gious — and always paid an ex
471. eli- any who were pointed out (privately) by Mrs. Dauby as Catholics, alias Roma
472. the ridicule of her com- they frequently made it) a subject of merriment among t
473. ent. These matters itself being all duly considered, the whole family resolved "
474. ng all duly considered, the whole family resolved " into a committee on the all-
475. question of to be invited. who was Nelly, Mrs. Blake would have " (they Tim and
476. ging that their uncle Tim and his family would not find themselves at home in su
477. te my Uncle FlanagaD and this his family, you would also havt to invite those Sh
478. eri- dans, and that tiresome Mrs. Reilly and her son. I will not stand, Now moth
479. , Now mother — I tell you that plainly make up an faave all Irish party some e
480. arcastic smile " you Irish are so easily touched, is that one never knows when h
481. you must not take Henry's words unkindly. You know ; he would not world hurt you
482. r that the which he now moves is totally different from that to which 11 my good
483. to which 11 my good uncle and his family belong." ! Why, Lord bless me, child on
484. airongst all these stylish, fashionably-dresbjd friends of Henry and Eliza. Eed
485. vote course, the head of —a graciously con who was now, as a matter the motion
486. ken momentous occasion that was not duly recorded in that of Flanagan. Not one "
487. relatives, Tim and his wife were highly amused, and Tim him- self watched the p
488. eir resentment, and at length sucHappily for them all, ceeded in making them lau
489. Blakes, for they were to the full silly ambition of the as independent, though
490. his father in making; and began latterly to little the necessary purchases, whil
491. tudying looked upon as a thriving family. for the priesthood, and had already go
492. on to the social enjoyment of the family. a small share to the common had a rema
493. all share to the common had a remarkably sister, fine Even Susan conkl contribut
494. that, as their father and mother fondly said, lin, so " they weren't depending
495. elatives, the Sheridans and happy family was that of Tim Flanagan, grace of God,
496. how. " I'll tell you what I'll do, Nelly," said Tim to his " I'll wife, on the d
497. But that's just what I want to do, Nelly," replied Tim with his cheerful smile.
498. wi!l come or go." souls !" sighed Nelly, when her husband was gone ; M your jok
499. me visitor at the door. She had scarcely spoken the word when in walked her brot
500. , and * roguish smile on bis fine, manly countenance. " Dear me, Tim is it you t
501. s in it said Mrs. with a very unsisterly voice and look ; " I thought Blake, ! V
502. that same's a comfort," said Tim, drily think of the time, Mary, "its wonderful
503. ueer time to give us ?" she said, tartly " ; if it is, it's you took, just " in
504. dons, Mrs. Blake said Tim, very politely, and the waggish smile came back to his
505. this," glancing round on the tastefully-furnished apartment ; " and you, poor a
506. you that you needn't expect either Nelly or myself this evening. As for Edward,
507. It I'm be but it can't would take Nelly or me a week at least, to prepare our b
508. ?" and she threw an arm-chair, actually panting for breath. " herself into What
509. door great confusion, " did Henry really invite you to the in party ?" " Invite
510. Blake was gomg to say something in reply, per- haps to make an excuse, but Tim m
511. an excuse, but Tim made his exit hastily, drawing the door after him with a clap
512. e confusion still visible on the usually placid face of her mother. " Who " I've
513. esent time/' replied Mrs. Blake, shortly. here, if had your Uncle Tim good for I
514. shouldn't be led house, and by manfully, and my own insisted children. by the n
515. what I did this blessed day." " I really don't understand you, mother. I wish yo
516. enry and Elka exchanged laughed heartily. " He's glances, jolly 141 and then bot
517. laughed heartily. " He's glances, jolly 141 and then both fox a " old — is Un
518. . Mrs. Blake's party went, ^tf amazingly well, all things Miles had heard nothug
519. other, and his genand intelligent family, excluded social meeting by a caprice w
520. y are, and all but I think Tim and Nelly can conduct themselves well enough, and
521. achary it At first, she thought was only common politeness that made him lead he
522. g on tified stealing a look occasionally from under his bent She saw that he bro
523. none but Eliza and at Zachary thoroughly understood. Zachary looked and Eliza bl
524. some particular piece "It's more deeply affected to in the book before her. in
525. of Orpheus !" courage ' 1 Henry it only knit his brows and tried to look stern,
526. sfaction. had and never flown so lightly or so easily over the polished keys of
527. and never flown so lightly or so easily over the polished keys of her piano, Za
528. of her piano, Zachary's bow was actually inspired, Henry's flute gave forth soun
529. ? "does all the praise belong to hardly fair — I appeal to the Henry company
530. ing the arrangement of Henry immediately led Jane to the the supper-table. piano
531. kept up till a late, or rather an early hour. The young people forgot alike the
532. ife were at the summit of bliss. earthly filled. The dreams of years were at len
533. They looked around on the size. assembly sparkling with costly rings, and gold c
534. the size. assembly sparkling with costly rings, and gold chains, and superb broo
535. iefs to their moutiw. Henry were utterly confounded, and looked at each other in
536. lin !" ? Mister Zachary ! yon can surely give us something of that kind en the f
537. he fiddle —I mean the ! " Oh certainly, Mr. Blake, certainly." And Zachary dre
538. e ! " Oh certainly, Mr. Blake, certainly." And Zachary drew M his bow much with
539. rry music, and she "footed she were only sweet fifteen." at the it," as first to
540. mingle in the dance where maidens gaily trip." As soul, for Miles himself, he d
541. efore them. But then they were so keenly alive to " the eccentricities and pecul
542. culiarities of the Irish," and so deeply sensible of the misfor- \ tune of havin
543. ed parents," that they were con- stantly on the watch for fear ol to the ridicul
544. their approbation. Bavored too strongly of that bestowed on honest John Gilpin,
545. ne I" As loud as they could bawl. comely partner were not disposed to examine to
546. were not disposed to examine too closely. They were well satisfied with themhis
547. Zachary, to be caught with chaff. really feel as if I But I wanted something aft
548. iano, and the four couples were speedily whirling around the room to the tune of
549. new and This was the, finale exceedingly popular. of the evening's amusement. By
550. rom the supper-room, whereit the elderly ladies declared high time to separate.
551. was not Bat, alas The door was scarcely closed on the last of the company, when
552. liza, let him go on/' said her he's only just what we deserve from him — payin
553. children had never heard Henry was fully resolved to brave ble. it out, he cculd
554. is. Blake took up the matter more warmly than husband seemri to do. her " Why, t
555. eat man, and look down so — scornfully on forgive us for them who made you wha
556. — if believe me, I give all, am fully competent to do so —pardon me you tha
557. " " No, no, mother," said Eliza, eagerly "he only bid good night in French. That
558. o, mother," said Eliza, eagerly "he only bid good night in French. That was all,
559. rod that'll whip us in our old age only the beginning of it 1" The father shook
560. er his visit to Mrs. Blake, already duly recorded, he began to entertain hia wif
561. ith an account of what had passed. Nelly smiled and smiled, but she did not seem
562. ! pooh woman dear, that that, I was only a white hope it'll lie ; I never do mor
563. tell that's true did you see Mrs. Reilly to-day ?" Tim aswered in the negative.
564. wouldn't be spending his money foolishly. Still he vas quite willing for his mot
565. o, they'd be asked or not but poor Sally wasn't and woman in your life so confou
566. the Blakes, old or young." " Poor Sally !" said Tim, with a hearty laugh ; " it
567. udden change of manner. speak so lightly of the dead." her disappointment," re"
568. of these evenings, just to please Sally/' must give her a chance to show off he
569. u and my father have no Poor Mrs. Reilly we will do what we can to objection. an
570. ve " Oh, any day you like. friends Nelly ?" There's no ceremony about our partie
571. D FLANAGANS. was going out, " tell Sally Iteilly and Jenny Sheridan to come over
572. ANS. was going out, " tell Sally Iteilly and Jenny Sheridan to come over a while
573. oposed party, and the question naturally arose as to whether the Blakes were to
574. ion. Edward ; was, at first, deci- dedly opposed to their being asked " and his
575. ny ill-will," said " but then, it really does seem to me that possibly can, and
576. it really does seem to me that possibly can, and friends, Edward ; they are dis
577. t as far as they those who can so easily discard old some new acquaintances, The
578. new acquaintances, The friendare hardly worth the trouble of conciliating. ship
579. e'll just let good as to leave us wholly them run their rig. these senti- Not a
580. akes, &Learnestly, that neither her husband nor her son c
581. n could hold out against her, especially as John supported the prayer of her pet
582. ening to play and sing for them. 11 Only think, father," said Ellie, " she has n
583. to see us one afternoon, and siaid only a Susy arid I went to their house the o
584. went away to " Edward left smiled sadly as he replied : You must not be too har
585. nd kissed her fair fore" If you can only succeed in that, Ellie, you will girl ;
586. — you can find it, I'll out privately from her whether the others will be wil
587. art of under- take to invite Mrs. Reilly and Tom, and the Sheridans. That 11 if
588. took out of pocket a tiny parcel, nicely wrapt up " in tissue paper. " I Come he
589. er cheek. " Bfol ha!" said Susan, archly who u was your own self nobody else !"
590. — — ! prayers !" " There now . Nelly," said Tim, with assumed gravity, " you
591. e trerobfod with emotion. A HAPPY FAMILY. " J 59 "God's like blessing be about h
592. arts amongst mother," said Edward, gaily " take flattery it fathers and mothers
593. ed, and that's true, Edward, it's hardly prudent for all of us to come home toge
594. kept thanking God, and praising his holy name, and wondering how he came to be s
595. nd wondering how he came to be so highly fevored. — 1 60 BLAKES AND FLANAGANS.
597. and her two trusty friends, Mrs. Reilly and Mrs. Sheridan, in making preparatio
598. o requisition, and the result was highly credit- able to all concerned. One made
599. ould be many a " Now mind and come early tell evening I" was Mrs. Flanagan's par
600. . Flanagan's parting charge. "And, Sally I Torn not to forget his fiddle — •
601. iddle — •' if he *' does, he'll only have the trouble of trotting back w it
602. d home together, they very ftf naturally communicated their thoughts to each oth
603. n similar circumstances. — A 11 FAklLY PARTY 161 she the kind, sociable, frien
604. RTY 161 she the kind, sociable, friendly creature 1'' said Mrs. Sheridan, " no a
605. f. But himself sure is it's whole family in his Tim just all way, and as glad to
606. see us same with the as plain and homely about him as he was the when he was poo
607. s and manners, and living for his family. And the boys — there's yet he'll tal
608. here's yet he'll talk to us so cordially, and treat us with so much respect, tha
609. m. There's a blessing on the same family, old and young !" '* What you say is tr
610. gan." young days !" repeated Mrs. Reilly, with In and in his old days he was one
611. lanagan's age. her There was Mrs. Reilly pretty tarlton cap in new black silk go
612. words of " learned length," and strongly snuff, fill addicted to the use of yet
613. ere have till their majesties are fairly seated. Mrs. Blake," said 1 "Here comes
614. re your cousins ?" " Not here, certainly," replied Edward with a smile ; " I har
615. replied Edward with a smile ; " I hardly expected the honor of their company. it
616. d Bay, neither with us nor of us. •nly throw a damp on our festivity." A FAMIL
617. throw a damp on our festivity." A FAMILY PARTY. 163 Conversation had been flowin
618. versation had been flowing pretty freely before the appearance of Mr. and Mrs. B
619. t," Yes, sir, that fact I think, morally certain "Not a doubt of said Mr. O'Call
620. never been able to understand the folly of those parents who knowingly place th
621. the folly of those parents who knowingly place their children in the I way of ac
622. esence of Miles Blake, or that he really intended the observa- Miles took upon h
623. r. O'Callaghan, as you ladies, have only a daughter, (no disparagement to the r
624. d !) if you had a son you might probably w ish to see him grow up an enlightened
625. ed, half-in-half Irishman — especially if you intended him for a profession."
626. imself. Fitzgibbon, " one would H Really, Mr. Blake," said suppose, to hear you
627. te, that Irish teachers are not as fully competent to form the mind and cultivat
628. , even to and practice, and yet am fully prepared to stand by this shedding I lo
629. Give me your hand, Edward all !" warmly; ''would that " I of approbation," Iris
630. is added Fitzgibbon. " Your mind rightly constituted, my young friend, and well-
631. ng friend, and well-balanced. A t FAMILY PARTY. answer your nephew, 166 should l
632. ; " I'd wager a trifle that if he'd only speak observed his real — mind, he's
633. sters what we can do. you and take Nelly. Why, what's come over you both that yo
634. both that you're so lazy ? look at Nelly, how and airy she looks— there, now,
635. the further end of the room. Tom Reilly, What shall I give you 11 ?" " Somethin
636. hall I give you 11 ?" " Something lively, it's Tom/ whispered Ellie at his elbow
637. eel, a low voice to Tom, who immediately : struck up that known The effect as Mr
638. he two cou* many lapwings, all seemingly inspired by the lively strain. The youn
639. gs, all seemingly inspired by the lively strain. The young people enjoyed the si
640. ising, and making his bow to Mrs. Reilly. " Oh, Mr. O'Callaghan, you must excuse
641. ruples, and passed 01 Flanagan. A FAMILY PARTY. reel, 16} "Will you dance a a yo
642. p with by " The dancing pairs who simply sought renown, By holding out to tire e
643. from the dancers themselves, especially Tim Flanagan and " Dan Sheridan. ! Well
644. dance a reel, and well, too." Ellie only It was just her time to turn. smiled. "
645. r, Margaret too, of the dance, seemingly forgetful of all the world besides and
646. t at his aunt Mary's wedding, when Nelly was only a slip of a girl, and afterwar
647. aunt Mary's wedding, when Nelly was only a slip of a girl, and afterwards at our
648. s at our own. Did you notice that, Nelly ?" ! it" " — " Oh ! maybe eh, I didn'
649. wipe away a yourself tear ; " yes, Nelly, I might just say as you did — it mad
650. I — when coo- bected with that lively strain !" A " ' FAMILY PARTT. 16* Many
651. with that lively strain !" A " ' FAMILY PARTT. 16* Many thanks to you, Edward/'
652. s to you, Edward/' said his father gaily, I must say, was a happy one." was sile
653. Lancers*and the Graces. lons, and lastly, the whole party, old and young, except
654. sung during the evening, very agreeably the pauses of the dancing. filling up M
655. played well, and had a very good highly cultivated, for her father had spared n
656. o expense on her education, particularly as regarded music Taking her piace at t
657. dward's Margaret ran her fingers lightly over the keys « invitation, in a grace
658. olonged burst of applause. Ed- ward only was his sild-""a silent, but Margaret k
659. i^dward," said Margaret, looking timidly u rip, " 1 belies X have a call. Will y
660. favor us with a song ?" " Oh, certainly to sing. ; but some one must choose wha
661. to the air they plfijr. — A The FAMILY PARTY. Ill elder around him are drinkin
662. hing words, not to apeak of the masterly style in which " it was sung. Do you me
663. n, with more seriousness than he usually manifested on any subject " — "many a
664. I do ! out I do it !" said Mike, warmly if — it was his all for my own good,
665. at enough ?" asked Mike, very composedly, " or shall I give you The Wake of Tedd
666. occasional rubber of whist. to The only drawback on the general enjoyment seeme
667. As to Henry and Eliza names wen A FAMILY PARTY. even by their they would 173 par
668. d 173 parents. never mentioned, sionally, own Occar indeed, exchange glances of
669. ory of the recent slight so deliberately put on these very persons, was, in itse
670. too thin to answer the purpose, and only served to make the truth more wife did
671. ke the truth more wife did all painfully manifest. Tim and his feel they could t
672. rs. Blake ; quite at home they were ably and cordially seconded by Edward, but s
673. ite at home they were ably and cordially seconded by Edward, but somehow neither
674. ess on the present occasion. Mrs. Reilly could neither forgive nor forget her re
675. hese she retailed with an emphasis truly remarkable, and a pertinacity by no mea
676. past, present, or future. in Mrs. Reilly was her element, uplifted, as it were o
677. ght. Still the evening passed pleasantly away, and no one But, sensible of the l
678. sake of Auld Lang Syr*. He ao ^ordingly sang the good old Scotch song 44 Good n
679. gger or ehanoo to tap. — A I'll FAMILY PARTY 116 reach to you the helping han'
680. ad taken " ower-muckle," and were highly scandalized. They did not think it wort
681. ed friends they discoursed pretty freely on the tippling habits of the Irish. No
682. !" was the father's promp' stair? reply. " What's hinder me from going up mysel
683. orld, father after dancing so 1" —only I I thought felt tired much I meant no
684. did mean harm," said his father, angrily, " and I command you never to speak to
685. eat pleasure in accompanying Mrs. Reilly and her son, or Mr. O'Cal; laghan and h
686. the present we must, however unwillingly, overlook their claims to our attention
687. ard. They were walking home very quietly, Daniel and his wife before, and .Mike
688. ces wherein are perpetrated those unholy " It so —that make night hideous "dee
689. be — as quiet as mice." He had hardly said the word when out from Boner's fel
690. when out from Boner's fellows, evidently the felicitating themselves fine, came
691. here said the first speaker, un- luckily catching a glimpse of Annie Sheridan's
692. lmost but it was no use, their ruffianly pursuers were behind. " For God's sake
693. ke had borrowed Edward Flanagan's highly valued oak stick, observing, half in je
694. This trusty friend he clutched lovingly in his right hand, keeping his eye Btea
695. Are we you, too, so ?" said Mike, coolly, as he placed his back against the wall
696. s little afraid of now, swaggering bully that you are, as I was nine years ago w
697. anything to do with you, if you'll ouly let us pass, 180 BLAKE S AND FLANAGAN8.
698. sledge-like fist, whioh Mike dexterously warded off and returned with the whole
699. urself, and not me I" was the cool reply. 11 It wasn't my fault. — I hope you'
700. hear* AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE TURNS UP. lily, II 181 is I" " what a great lubberly p
701. ly, II 181 is I" " what a great lubberly poltroon the fellow Poltroon !" repeate
702. and that cooled his courage wonderfully. The rest was all smooth water." By thi
703. dan's anxiety thus aroused, she speedily went about preparing a linament and a b
704. is ?" Annie began to pout. She was only fourteen, though tall for her age, and
705. ugh tall for her age, and she was really so far behind the age " No, I as to fee
706. w him, father ?" inquired Mike earnestly. " Know him wasn't it that vagato be su
707. nt father and mother's ho is undoubtedly is." " Well, decent or no decent," said
708. or no decent," said for you. Dan bluntly, " there If his father and mother were
709. after you fighting for ua all so bravely. There's my hand, Mike, that I was only
710. . There's my hand, Mike, that I was only With all your little wildness, you neve
711. hope tnat unfortunate Dillon isn't badly hurt," said Mike, thoughtfully, " I kno
712. n't badly hurt," said Mike, thoughtfully, " I know he was only stunned, for I sa
713. Mike, thoughtfully, " I know he was only stunned, for I saw him beginning father
714. elp you, he was hurt," said Dan, shortly, " he got You needn't bother nothing bu
715. te of moral destitution. He was the only son of a respectable and indusa man who
716. thout some contract. his wife His family consisted of and three children, the el
717. e other a year or two younger. Unhappily for the children, their parents had ear
718. or the children, their parents had early conceived a notion (similar to that ent
719. better calculated to promote the worldly prosperity of boys and girls than were
720. Schools. illiterate, was himself wholly and being rise, all his painfully consc
721. wholly and being rise, all his painfully conscious of his deficiency, and sensib
722. he to At sixteen, Hugh d Dillon stoutly protested against parental or any other
723. o come it over him, but was confoundedly bit the — Hugh's education did not en
724. ey to go The paternal mansion was rarely blest of his countenance, and when he d
725. le, when she knew her husband was likely to be still absent, hoping " against ho
726. iginthey had evaporated, long years ally a fair share of both Relibefore his sec
727. a pitiable in to contemplate, especially when taken all connection fine- with Di
728. s personal appearance, for he was really a looking young fellow, notwithstanding
729. ding tages of his condition. their early imprudence. the disadvaa* Well might hi
730. marked out. The daughters of the family were just Dress was their one step abov
731. an't be helped !" replied Dillon, coolly. " Where's that blubbering feller, Bill
732. - ?— who kicked you, Bill ?" Bill only replied by a sullen grunt, and an affec
733. itto an arm, together with an unmannerly application of his boot-toe to the rear
734. it was the old feller himself. sullenly I'll ; be hanged if he hasn't the stren
735. evented her mother from making any reply. " What in the name of good" It's a sha
736. ; intention of joining the little family-circle on that par- ticular morning. Pa
737. o the right hand nor the he deliberately put on his hat and sallied forth, no on
738. ts, it was found that Henry had actually sent off his trunks This was doleful ne
739. nks This was doleful news for very early in the morning. Mrs. Blake fell back, p
740. their gratitude to her was so touchingly manifest, that Eliza could scarcely res
741. ngly manifest, that Eliza could scarcely restrain her tears. It seemed to her th
742. rveillance away from the times, scarcely was, at to be tole- rated." now and the
743. e to be admitted it I suppose you hardly thought necessary to acquaint your gov-
744. h place in the profession, if I possibly can, I will leave no means untried. If
745. of the genus Paddy all — as thoroughly life, as he had fed on potatoes his and
746. ed on potatoes his and made to his daily ablutions in holy water." "Well, but yo
747. and made to his daily ablutions in holy water." "Well, but you have not told me
748. ld me what happened him s: ; I am really anxious to hear." to relate the occurre
749. , Lodge No. honest indignation. scarcely a ; I — — , ask to be admitted a me
750. ES AND FLANAGANS " and macfc " Perfectly satisfied," was the, encourag
751. door was opened, and seeing them safely housed, we leave them for the present.
752. tion to my daughter, as you are probably aware." " Yes, I thought he had a sort
753. rt of liking for her," said Miles coolly. " Precisely noon, and as just called "
754. for her," said Miles coolly. " Precisely noon, and as just called "And ; so he w
755. to tell the truth, both were completely stunned Eliza came to the rescue with "
756. but for are, on the contrary, perfectly consulted them that they have no object
757. ned the very highest respect your family, and would be but too happy to have dea
758. ithout asking their advice." " Precisely, Mr. Blake that was the order of things
759. pect you would," was the I tell it reply, "for its a saying we have in it the ol
760. at any rate." Mr. Pearson bowed stiffly to the to Miles, and then left the hous
761. t his wife. T ladies, still more stiffly take it very coolly ?" said Miles, turn
762. , still more stiffly take it very coolly ?" said Miles, turning to to get " They
763. e does or not," re; torted Miles stoutly, but " I'm done with him !" Miles spoke
764. than once, for he did love Henry dearly, and wag proud of him, with all his fau
765. nd she took out her handkerchief, partly them away, partly to conceal her embarr
766. r handkerchief, partly them away, partly to conceal her embarrassment. Mrs. Blak
767. assment. Mrs. Blake looked reproachfully at her husband. now, Miles, that's 1 Th
768. I I'm sure you mightn't speak so harshly to poor She's not in fault, and you It'
769. I can help it !" "Well! it was, really, too bad," sobbed Eliza, "to speak to m
770. re you, but my me feelings are so easily touched, my sensibility all is so very
771. thinks as little of us as he does, only she's naturally more gentle, and wants
772. e of us as he does, only she's naturally more gentle, and wants to keep a smooth
773. wn hearted,' 1 said his wife, soothingly '* an old saying and a true one, it tha
774. pect." Miles shook his head despondingly, as he proceeded to search for a book h
775. you, poor man 1" said she to herheavily. self, as she resumed her sewing for re
776. she resumed her sewing for reading, only " ; it's little heart you have can." yo
777. f, if you Whether Blake's hint was fully understood by his son, or that the youn
778. s to say " Yon must manage him carefully, or things won't go well.' To which Har
779. urmise regarding the money was perfectly cor Henry make such a 1'eet. T. Blake k
780. here's nothing like is money, especially when a young man temple of Hymen. about
781. old man, then, and rub him down smoothly. you know, and won't do with common app
782. eling it the parental pulse, as actually were, and was not till Miles had come t
783. ed. I " So hear," said his father, drily. tell "Didn't you send you let Mr. Pear
784. waiting to have the matter definitively settled before I troubled you !" " Your
785. !" " Your mother and myself are entirely obliged to you, " it Mr. Henry I" said
786. ans or the of them might act differently in set. such a case, but then they belo
787. e." Henry bit his lip till was evidently struggling ally it was well-nigh evil c
788. s lip till was evidently struggling ally it was well-nigh evil colorless. He to
789. matter to a satisfactory footing. hardly an obstacle to be surmounted, trifling
790. when raised by Mrs. Blake, was promptly met by Henry's assurance that Jane was
791. n such excellent humor, that he actually promised to dine at home — next day.
792. t day. sister to Moreover, he graciously invited his mother and go with Jane, Th
793. eedless to say that his mother willingly consented. When Henry had left his reac
794. body heard but herself, but he certainly said something, amounting half a dozen
795. h the very thing." quite lip, seriously but in there was a smile curling her pr
796. tire her daughter's words. Unfortunately, the brown satin was not taken from its
797. ! no other excuse wanted." Accordingly, when Jane did send, Mrs. Blake told th
798. rom Dr. Power, whose visits had latterly been like those of angels, "few and far
799. and came to ascertain how matters really stood. Mrs. Blake assured him, with no
800. " " Aud with your consent ?" " Certainly, Father Power. The match ; is, in every
801. t, pleasing to Miles and me for the only objection we could have was about that
802. the worse," observed Dr. Power, gravely. "Why, Lord what you mean. bless me, Fa
803. have little hope of a person who rarely, cares nothing about religion. Such per
804. y system of religion woman who is really may be supposed to ; have a certain fix
805. t be found beyond A MARRIAGE. 80& gladly embrace the the pale of a certain Churc
806. ch? is A.nd yet," he added, thoughtfully, "and yet, that Darkness overshadows th
807. d gross darkness the people." internally. After a moment's thought, he said to M
808. you cannot well retract, so I have only to wish you a good morning. When sorrow
809. I would come often ; but, unfortunately, I cannot. Good morning." He say. was g
810. wife told him of Dr. Pow- but Miles only laughed. M What fools we are !" said he
811. pen rebellion as ; but as she resolutely put them down, and went on her way quie
812. t them down, and went on her way quietly, though, perhaps, not as comfortably, i
813. tly, though, perhaps, not as comfortably, if Dr. to her on the subject. weeks mo
814. Power, where a similar ceremony was duly performed. Grave, and even sad, was the
815. y of parents and friends was exceedingly great. Miles Blake testified his joy an
816. hich the bride and bridegroom graciously acknowledged, and, no doubt, duly appre
817. iously acknowledged, and, no doubt, duly appreciated. Eliza Blake was first brid
818. ke was first bridesmaid, and immediately after the ceremony, the happy pair set
819. g of our own before long, if it was only to spito you and Miles. We'll make your
820. so, Tim ?" inquired Mrs. Blake earnestly. " Yes, but I do say so " ! !" returned
821. I do say so " ! !" returned Tim, gravely. Ah then, never mind him, Mary," said M
822. , with her quiet smile, " the man's only making fun of you." " Well, but I did h
823. Something by him 1" repeated Tim, drily " I rather think he has maybe as much a
824. at his wife. " returned Tim, with a sly glanc« I didn't say that But mind Edwa
825. ghan was intended. for ourselves. I only told you that we'd try to get a wedding
826. ike declaration, and Mrs. Blake suddenly remembered that she was staying too lon
827. her husband why he had so thoughtlessly hinted at the pos" You know it isn't qu
828. t will take place," said Tim, positively " Don't we know very well that O'Callag
829. ht he saw, a tear " I Going back quickly to where she stood, he took hold of her
830. r my dear mother, that I my may worthily discharge the duties of whatever state
831. heart at the thoughts of even partially losing the companionship of a dear and
832. e, too, were her and that she could rely on of duty. The whom his. he was about
833. me both left out laughing good humoredly, and they the house together. Just as t
834. Power's door, they saw a She was thinly and though her heart would break. Bcant
835. d though her heart would break. Bcantily clad, and yet there was that about her
836. when she heard her name so unexpectedly pronounced. ful She raised her heavy, t
837. oman and I away out of the city God only knows where " But what the world will ;
838. ake of the hand. M You are both heartily welcome," said he, with his 212 BLAKES
839. 212 BLAKES A I* D FLANAGAN'S. the family are all beniguant smile. health. " I ho
840. ," said sir, she told us it Tim, eagerly. " But how in the world does band are s
841. in the world does band are so miserably poor happen that she and her huswhy, it
842. ppen that she and her huswhy, it is only a very few ; years since they were quit
843. nd so the poor old couple have gradually come to the destitute state in which yo
844. him his sins !" said the priest, mildly. am heartily sorry for him, if my sorro
845. !" said the priest, mildly. am heartily sorry for him, if my sorrow could do hi
846. he means of burying her husband decently." " Well, tell her from me, your revere
847. om you," said Dr. Power, with a friendly smile. " And now, what can I do you cam
848. fixed his keen eyes on " I it can hardly believe you Edward," is said he, " alth
849. leased with Edward's choice, came merely to consult me, as I think you did, [f y
850. en to bring the consolations of our holy gion to that poor, destitute, old man."
851. ot long in the house until he told Nelly tht 214 BLAKES AND FLANAGANS. whole sto
852. tory of Mrs. Dillon's sorrows, and Nelly was so deeply touched by the recital th
853. illon's sorrows, and Nelly was so deeply touched by the recital that she " never
854. ld do for the eye " that night. was only Tim's positive commands that kept her a
855. gular notions of her own, which are only to be accounted for b> her old-fashione
856. —AN IRISH FUNERAL. set out very early for AMONGST THE DILLONS Next morning Mr
857. and within shelter its his wife had only taken up their abode it dreary precinct
858. alities. For months past the sole family had been the earnings of the youngest d
859. her father and mother, and occasionally came out with something very to her bro
860. used go home to her dinner, but latterly she preferred to it take her dinner wit
861. and his thin, wasted hand, instinctively clutching at the faded coverlit, a reli
862. and had its contents spread on the only table the place could boast of. " Here'
863. a sorrowful expression that could hardly keep from crying with her. never do, as
864. uld you get chicken-soup ?~- you're only joking, Betsy." " Indeed and I'm not jo
865. ing forward to the bed-side, and hastily wiping away the tears see her ?" — wh
866. silent, women stood looking alternately at him and each other. if Suddenly star
867. ately at him and each other. if Suddenly starting, as turned to his wife : an ad
868. ck man turned upon her almost ! fiercely. ! will not bring him round I tell you
869. was young I let him go on in and easily led, and I didn't do it ! his own way t
870. ve to suffer for too !" Mrs. Dillon only answered with her tears. she Conscience
871. if And that poor Celia. Oh I could only get I me " I for one half-hour Betsy wi
872. out half an hour had passed, marked only by the low moaning of the sick man, and
873. step on the stairs, hei his head quickly in the direction of the His wife husban
874. two of them gone now. old man. Oh ! Holy Mary, Mother !" God, don't you desert m
875. ning." " God spare was the fervent reply you over your children, and good childr
876. " God bless you," ; ! — 11 Why, surely, you don't mean a day yet !" to die so
877. the stark, John Dillon, already decently "laid out" by the pitying kindness of "
878. t at the farther end of the room, neatly, even tastefully dressed, and carrying
879. end of the room, neatly, even tastefully dressed, and carrying on what seemed to
880. ced her that in God had dealt mercifully poor John taking him from a world where
881. sery. After spending a few Tim and Nelly returned home, the former observing tha
882. mer observing that he had to be up early next nrorning, "for," said he, "I want
883. Flanagan !" ! After God, youVe the only hope I have " Mother !" said Hannah Dil
884. f I were you !" Hannah smiled graciously on her admirer, but, as the it subject
885. , as the it subject was not particularly agreeable, she changed for one more to
886. afternoon, since father died, and, only think, he was quite this sorry for the
887. y which he brought up grieved hi? family. For my in part, I'm heart sorry for th
888. ell, well, heart never Dan, we must only make the Faint out in the " won fair la
889. ninety dollars. " So you That see, Nelly, we didn't spend our forenoon fo? nothi
890. aight in the face. of this turkey. Nelly, were diffi- Hold your plate for a wing
891. ard was in to dinner ?" " Oh, yes, fully an hour ago. for a hurry, in for he had
892. am, for us, we'd owe him a debt was only once or twice a year the poor us when t
893. And so Edward bought the clothes, Nelly ?" I don't said Tim, thoughtfully. "Wel
894. Nelly ?" I don't said Tim, thoughtfully. "Well, I'm sure know whal we'd do only
895. . "Well, I'm sure know whal we'd do only for him, he has such a good memory." "
896. and such a good heart," said Dan, warmly • "his memory's only the least has do
897. said Dan, warmly • "his memory's only the least has done his part of his good
898. edless to say that neither Tim nor Nelly dis- sented from Dan's opinion. The voi
899. sing pretty occasions, the merits freely, as is usual and demerits of the dead h
900. which produced the latter effect, nearly were of one mind, and the general tone
901. tionate son turned away quite composedly, say- ing : " I guess the old man is go
902. g fellow, a stout 'longshoreman, quickly : spoke for the others him, comrade ?"
903. he shoved back his hat, Turning fiercely and regarded him a moment with a scowl
904. ld you " give to know ?" said he, slowly and We've met before now, Phil Ryan, an
905. d flung away his cigar, as if in sternly. a score against preparation for a fier
906. the time nor the place to settle a reply, ! quarrel." Dillon was going to make a
907. r worthy Irishman named Patrick Donnelly, whom Hugh well in remembered, return f
908. ningless. for a moment, and did actually assist to place the coffin in the hears
909. body asked you to go," said Mike, coolly. but I'd advise you to go about your bu
910. by which he was surrounded, he suddenly changed his mird, and skulked off throu
911. court when be saw the funeral had barely reached the angle of the move away, his
912. ng placed in a hackney-coach immediately after the hearse. on the whole, a large
913. ty. was a characteristic one, and highly creditable to the warm-hearted race who
914. tions. an old Celtic prac- and is easily excusable in a warm-hearted, generous p
915. in America cease " The kind old friendly feelings " inherent in their Irish natu
916. ry man to his taste, America have surely a right to bury their dead in whatever
917. ugh ter returned to their desolate rally kind-hearted, home. Hannah was natu int
918. could for her mother. But, unfortunately, to the widow, fold. Watty Sullivan cam
919. ng through her funds, little so the only thing she bought, for herself in was a
920. lking with a young man. She was so gaily dressed that I had to look twice before
921. y I" inquired Mrs. Flana- gan, anxiously. " Say why she drew herself 1 Was ( dir
922. ds as you and Mrs. Sheridan. Mrs. Reilly, too, is always glad to see me, poor an
923. and sorrow are alike unknown. Gradually did the benign influence of hope allay
924. ," phrase. tell to borrow her own homely be home till home now," said she, " and
925. 1 BECOMES A PROMINENT INDIVIDUAL. I only wish it were in my power to tell my you
926. won Margaret O'Callaghan. Unfortunately for our curiosity, the young lady was e
927. uriosity, the young lady was exceedingly modest, and kept the matter as secret a
928. , for some time, her father was her only confidant, and was not till it she had
929. dy's excellence, independent as the only father, a wealthy father. to say to for
930. Tim kept up a continual on the maidenly modesty of future daughter-in-law, with
931. hter-in-law, with his arch looks and sly hints. Many were the " Nods, and winks,
932. peace " — which he would scrupulously do until another opportunity offered fo
933. the important day arrived, and a lovely day ; was full a rich, soft, autumn day
934. previous day, and both received the Holy Communion on the morning A of their mar
935. s and yours. You now form but one family. Your fortunes are henceforward bound u
936. peace and prosperity of the whole family. God bless you all, aud may you live to
937. rrupt me." bid my meditation Mrs. Reilly was in her glory that morning, and she
938. er or prouder if " Or your own eh, Sally ?" it was Tom's wedding-day. — " Now,
939. r on such an occasion as most graciously. And Mrs. Reilly smiled I 236 B LAKES A
940. sion as most graciously. And Mrs. Reilly smiled I 236 B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. "We
941. your pardon, father," said Edward, gaily if ; feel as I it could make a first-ra
942. et." Margaret smiled her into the Reilly, first nothing, as Edward lifted carria
943. 's, and a wish that every wedhalf I only my readers may be even Eliza, as Mr. an
944. no'e to say that they could Lot possibly come. They were very sorry, &c, 945. ng of this note was most unceremoniously inter" That's enough, John they're rupt
946. way, for, to tell the truth, they'd only throw a damp on the whole concern. of t
947. wedding. in Miles Blake came back early wife the evening with his and daughter,
948. an Sheridan and his wife, with Mrs Nelly, and their worthy host, wig brushed up
949. back him in a bet he was making. Reilly, his Tim Flanagan, and "Let me wouldn't
950. ke a match between O'Callaghan and Sally Reilly before the year is out. What do
951. tch between O'Callaghan and Sally Reilly before the year is out. What do yon bay
952. ed, he will not, Tim," cried Mrs. Reilly; " only fools like you that are so read
953. ill not, Tim," cried Mrs. Reilly; " only fools like you that are so ready to sta
954. y with is be as he " I do, to-day. Sally, Do you it heal that now, money he woul
955. Tim ?" but doesn't alter Tim, with a sly wink at O'Callaghan, his my opinion," s
956. e, !' How quare Don't you know • Sally, dear, that all like They're They're th
957. w Malone as !"* For a moment Mrs. Reilly looked earnest but, fortunately, her th
958. . Reilly looked earnest but, fortunately, her though she were in jest about to r
959. hether made ; or she laughed as heartily as any one present. general call on Tim
960. ith a formal bow, and said was certainly rery good of her to patronize their o.d
961. wedding-day comes round ? — eh, Reilly ?" if " I declare now/' said the Jady l
962. gers. There never was a widow our family that married a second time, to my knowl
963. unt Peggy, and every one knows how badly her." turned out with Every one did not
964. gical tales. Even as it was, Mrs. Reilly company an idea of the height from whic
965. he dignity of her ancient line Seriously speaking," said O'Callaghan, " the feel
966. the feeling of our people runs strongly against second marriages. And, to it to
967. ttached to a second marriage, especially on the part of a widow. To their honor
968. er people As for our friend, Mrs. Reilly, I would sufitor deem it almost a sacri
969. ades of two persons whom we respectively loved and honored would unnatural allia
970. d would unnatural alliance. I especially rise up between us and forbid the If th
971. The conversation was becoming painfully serious, and Tim Flanagan was just corn
972. om the common law, whic^i was cheerfully acknowledged as obligatory on ail, save
973. tory on ail, save and except Mrs. Reilly, whose scruples were universally Mr. Fi
974. Reilly, whose scruples were universally Mr. Fitzgibbon executed a pas de deux w
975. an leather-dresser, respected. generally considered the father of the trade, was
976. ered the father of the trade, was easily persuaded to stand up for a country-dan
977. from " exhibiting with an old fel- Early low like that," not understand. Ellie p
978. use to humor an old friend of her family when he was exerting himself " to keep
979. it of the festival, and it was painfully manifest to every one 980. ic gayest, the evening passed pleasantly away, with laugh, jest, and song, and s
981. she, when they had lingered till nearly " you are well worthy of him. all were
982. w and for ever." Her words were solemnly repeated by Tim and O'Callaghan, and th
983. d by Tim and O'Callaghan, and then Nelly hurried away, followed to the door by E
984. ime ; look at parting. As for Tom Reilly, that evening existence. In his was an
985. of his beloved mother. And he certainly made a creditable appearance suit of fi
986. e hallowed form " of which Moore sweetly sings, so was that happy day imprinted
987. s that happy day imprinted on Tom Reilly's mind fancy's brightest tints, and for
988. capital move for us to come out strongly Repeal." " I can't think so, Henry," re
989. you under- stand me now " I do perfectly," said Zachary, with a smile. " Yo* wou
990. to myself, for Zachary Thomson " Exactly so. ?" Have you whether to go or stay q
991. ening's sallied forth, laughing heartily at the pseudo-heroic parts they were ab
992. ear of the court, then I will gracefully introduce you as an American friend, wh
993. l, situated it on Broadway, they densely crowded with the " friends of Ireland,"
994. ignal for still louder Bowing gracefully and gratefully, Mr. Blake applause. ope
995. louder Bowing gracefully and gratefully, Mr. Blake applause. opened his mouth a
996. ded to thank the meeting for their truly Irish welcome, thus freely given to a s
997. r their truly Irish welcome, thus freely given to a stranger. He all then went o
998. o say, that his sympathy for that lovely but unfortunate land, was as deep as th
999. ufferings ? He, for one, would cheerfuly gird on his sword at any moment that he of the Old World would simultaneously shake off the Incubus of tyrannical gov
1001.distance, they both laughed immoderately at what they called " a capital farce."
1002.serve a compliment, too V Oh ! decidedly ; — that touch about the sword was mo
1003. have made it 1 and we are sure of apply for it." the Irish vote, whenever suits
1004.ry well,' said Zachary, " but I am sadly afraid that Jane and Eliza will have gi
1005.r, and quickened their steps accordingly. On reaching home, they found Mrs. Henr
1006.ntent written on the face of each. ively "Ireland and Repeal," were derisin brou picture it is excuse, and laughingly accepted by the ladies. This unhappily,
1008.y accepted by the ladies. This unhappily, " may seem somewhat overdrawn, but, ow
1009.n Repeal movement America, it is morally certain thai 24b BLAKES AND "UNAGANB. s
1010.hearted, trusting people would carefully public men, or would-be tribunes, the t
1011.tation on a question of This was faintly importance to the Catholic body. the Sc
1012.. The evils which I have and imperfectly sketched in my opening chapters as grow
1013.passing year, until was found absolutely necesFortunately for placed it sary to was found absolutely necesFortunately for placed it sary to keep Catholic chi
1015. for the faith and morals of was clearly discernible, and for years long he bent
1016.selytism was carried on in them. finally, so great, that no alternative The evil
1017.hildren, and makes evident that our only resource is to establish schools of our
1018. system, objectionable is unquestionably an improvement on the tfK«w • Right
1019.purposes, a close corporaand exclusively anti-Catholic. When one of its members
1020.of of it, this corporation, and an sadly evil job they made as the testify. Many
1021.alled themselves Catholics were actively opposed to the great champion of Cathol
1022.ble occasion, Mr. Blake was vociferously called for by "the b'hoys," and could h
1023.ed for by "the b'hoys," and could hardly get putting in a word for several minut
1024.the great Republic. felt for one, deeply grateful to that venerable body, the Pu
1025.they might !") — to Mr. Blake suddenly stood still. He said he could go no fur
1026.te, as the fire, which blazed up merrily though a real rejoicing in the genial p
1027.nto a bad set some- how " I never coolly. knew him to be in anything else," said doing that," said Miles, wife, warmly. " I don't tnd he keeps none but Protes
1029.4 B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. come out openly against the never have the face to Bish
1030.children, while yours are Catholics only in name it, — don't be angry, Miles
1031. that these cases on both sides are only instances of what we "Yes," said see go
1032. going on all round us ?" Miles, angrily, "you're just getting in back on the ol Tim, " I'm you know " !" !" Well only sorry, for your sake, that your crows a
1034." " Can't indeed ?" said Miles, doggedly. / you did, every Catholic father or mo
1035.denounced I hia good Bishop not." simply doing his duty, fa.ce could never I cou
1036.could not treat them as a joke. His only resource was to wax wroth, and make a s
1037.hem Can't you come sometimes when nearly every evening. you're sitting here look
1038. be cured ?" Mrs. Blake looked anxiously at her husband. "Well! we have of with
1039.CHOOL QUESTION. want a 14 25 you'll only little promise to amusement now and the
1040.d never " resist the temp- tation Reilly's 14 cracking all ?" a joke. What 1 She
1041. aloud " but own mind he enjoyed the sly joke which he did not choose to put int
1042. backs on you, welcome Flanagans, Reilly's and Sheridans old friends, Irish thou
1043.ugh Dillon. Dilloia, Blake involuntarily quickened his pace, but so did They wer
1044.e V 'free-born Americans," as you justly called us, ha\e no notion of such shill
1045.called us, ha\e no notion of such shilly-shally work. lor or against us — You, ha\e no notion of such shilly-shally work. lor or against us — You must be
1047. of the other, but he knew it was hardly safe to resent it. " You are very kind,
1048.f it hadn't, been for us, those rascally Irish, who went ha ! there out of spite's a brick, and nothing Many I a jolly good pieee of fun we've had together. B
1050.hin. I see you're near home bo I'll only give you a parting advice. Come out at
1051.e so if you want to get along swimmingly, turn your back on what they call relig
1052. was just then in an interesting usually and thought herself entitled to an extr
1053.ith me all the way home. He is certainly a low ruffian, and the whole tenor of h
1054.le tenor of his conver Bation was highly offensive to me, though I believe he me
1055.lieve he meant to be quite like friendly. But familiarity from a fellow I eon* t
1056.use. suit their taste. — If it be only Hugh Dillon's over-familiarity that tro
1057. we are about to visit are not precisely to his or her liking. It was New Year's
1058. within proper bounds but, unfortunately, this was not everywhere the ; Henry Bl
1059.roome visits of streets, were especially favored by the these marauders. Even we by the leader of the gang, who coolly placed useful. it in his vest pocket, s
1061.r out an' out " it was no use, they only cursed her for " a d d Irish beggar," a to herself, as she stood alternately looking after the depre- and eyeing the
1063. think, at all V 1 Little did poor Molly, when she gave vent to this sad soliloq
1064.usted, as far as he was concerned. Molly had latterly taken up her si and at the
1065. as he was concerned. Molly had latterly taken up her si and at the corner of Gr
1066.Bowery, and w hen "the b'hoys" gallantly demolished " every stick of it/' — r
1067.itors into their social They accordingly resisted their entrance. This circle. r
1068. the ire of the rowdies, who immediately went off to recruit, and very soon retu
1069.s. came to hand, all manner of carefully barri- But the Germans had caded the do
1070. the doors and windows, so that the only damage Bustained by them consisted of g
1071. D FLANAGANS. was almost instantaneously answered by a dischar1072. and the leader of the band fell heavily to the Consternation and bodily fear to
1073. heavily to the Consternation and bodily fear took possession ground.* of his co
1074.hey fled in all directions, leaving only a few, who, bolder than the rest, deter
1075. the rest, determined to wait and really dead. see whether their fallen chief wa
1076.. whose stall was that of poor old Molly Reynolds, had been so lately demolished
1077.r old Molly Reynolds, had been so lately demolished. "Don't take him home dead t
1078.t-broken mother that he treated so badly iu his life-time. It would be the death
1079." " If there's nowhere else," said Molly, stoutly, " you * This t widow The eon
1080.ere's nowhere else," said Molly, stoutly, " you * This t widow The eon of Irish
1081. is, doubtless, within the I bare merely altered the name. recollection of many
1082.s a thing I don't like to do, especially as he didn't die a Christian death, but
1083.— MRS. HENRY T. BLAKE OX BAPTISM Molly Reynolds saw the corpse safely deposite
1084.ISM Molly Reynolds saw the corpse safely deposited on the pallet in her little r
1085.ything to do with carcass." it But Molly represented that let the poor soul be a was hard to overcome. But, when Molly went on to speak of the " for the honor
1087.en they all woman." five went into Molly's room, they knelt — THE BROKEN HEART
1088.aithful the miserable soul whose earthly comfor, panion lay it stiff and stark b
1089. women with good cup of tea, which Molly did without loss of time. Then the wate
1090.he body, and while it was warming, Molly thought it the best thing to break the
1091.let whereon lay the dead body, carefully covered up. her opinion, that they shou
1092.neighbor. deserved to die, he die, Polly demanded her " Didn't he just die the d
1093.ght I we weren't here know well !" Molly's arm. at all, for it'll The door was s
1094.m. at all, for it'll The door was slowly opened, very Dillon appeared, leaning o
1095. very Dillon appeared, leaning on slowly, and Mrs tear Not a was tic in visible
1096.but her face was ashy pale, and the only sympton of unusual emotion was a sort o, or rather gasping. she could hardly support herself, encouraging her with,
1098.r was quite plain that and, still, Molly kept I rouse yourself Bit ! —we're ju
1099.eath a minute ; Mrs. Dillon mechanically obeyed her eye was fixed on the spot wh of the dead body were but too plainly discernible under the clothes thrown th
1101.back against the wall. cheeks. She Molly hung over her with the tenderest solici
1102.o stop its troublesome fluttering. Molly understood the mute answer, and her tea
1103.ards the be rested after her walk. Molly, longer, seeing her intention, begged o
1104.t the poor mother stood her ground. ally she Gradufell sunk to a kneeling postur
1105. her head After a pause of awful heavily on her bosom. silence, she was heard to speak to me, just one word I'll only say ! you're not dead, an' will, run fo
1107.d be the end of would kill ,; it ! Molly here interposed, and would her, declari
1108.he insist if on removing she went 01 fly in herself bo of " It's a shame for you
1109.ken mother do anything you bid me, Molly," said the poor " but what are you goin
1110.w I'll our Jerry has a cart," said Polly, eagerly off." go for him right God ble
1111.r Jerry has a cart," said Polly, eagerly off." go for him right God bless in you
1112.d bless in you an' do, then," said Molly. Polly dis appeared an instant. " Do yo
1113. in you an' do, then," said Molly. Polly dis appeared an instant. " Do you inten
1114.ight, Mrs. Dillon dear ?" inquired Molly. " I suppose so," was the 1 listless re
1115. I suppose so," was the 1 listless reply. " I don't much Hugh if you had only di
1116.ply. " I don't much Hugh if you had only died a Chris" I think I added with sudd
1117.?" she ; — — ! ! my son dead ? Molly Molly he can't be dead tell me that he
1118. ; — — ! ! my son dead ? Molly Molly he can't be dead tell me that he died i
1119. !" is ! ! — dcm't warn- ! — ! Molly's answer, whatever short, it might have
1120.tll Lord if bless me !" ; said an' Molly we were will it forgettin' about the Co
1121. say, sometime to-morrow forenoon likely." " Couldn't he be taken to his mother'
1122.sey came with and was dismissed by Molly with a request that he would come back
1123., indeed, they would stay and keep Molly and poor Mrs. Dillon company. Little no
1124.all that dismal night. In vain did Molly try to rouse little it her from her let
1125.from her lethargy of woe by every kindly stratagem. There she sat in her speechl
1126.onscious), raising her eyes occasionally to heaven, and looking every now and th
1127. figure on the floor; then a more deadly pallor would overspread her face; the s
1128.would clasp her hands still more tightly The women were all awed into unusual by
1129. anything but a favorable light. hastily interposed, and begged them for God's s
1130.ught to a close, the public were gravely informed that " deceased had come to bi
1131.solate mother, and conveyed to her Molly Reynolds brought her friends with her d
1132. was it to this ?" No attempted to reply, and they had, their words would — TH
1133.d Watty, a low voice. Hannah accoidingly went over : and shook her mother by the
1134.clamo- rous weeping. All this time Molly Reynolds and two of 12* 1874 BLAKE S AN
1135.f tenderest compassion, and occasionally offering her those little services whic
1136.s, including Jim and already unfavorably Bill, known to the reader. As this drea
1137.r. As this dreary cavalcade paced slowly along the crowded thoroughfare, it so h
1138.that nenry Blake His quick eye instantly passed it by in an omnibus. recognized
1139.nted his mind all that night. He hastily stopped the omnibus, got out and inquir
1140.cents not that hissing voice so terribly distinct. in the depth of his inmost he
1141.s of the opera and the theatre gradually BAPTISM. drowned the troublesome that i
1142. passed away, and Hugh Dillon's untimely end was forgotten, at least by Henry. H
1143. referred her to his wife. " Now, really, Henry, I think youmight give an answer
1144.sment to say : His mother was completely at a in-law, what she had an instinctiv daughter- and yet she was really anxious to have the infant Conscience d
1146.ame on me. us to The priests will hardly either of account about the baptism " o
1147. have our sure," she added, it pettishly, done when and where we like For my at
1148.gion the children in." so, " I am really surprised to hear you talk ma'am," repl
1149. matter at once." " Well ! but seriously, Jane, I should like to have our boy ba
1150.her." "And I know it was the quick reply as would displease my father and mother
1151. ! heart " I is so fuL that I can hardly speak." know and ; give you credit for
1152. all you would say, mother but, I really cannot get into a discussion with I" ;
1153.nd, on no very gentle tone. " Positively, Henry, I must decline seeing your moth
1154. would think it was a matter of solemnly I and death. I declare wouldn't ; be a
1155. they are the child queerest people only four days old to — baptism, indeed an
1156.dearest Jane, if I interrupt you. merely wish to set you right as to I Catholic
1157. its the child into the water, be merely pours some on head." !" Pour water on i
1158.mpending fever "and know to what earthly good can that do the child ? Don't talk
1159.e of can answer for himself, and be duly us immersed 14 in the mystical waters."
1160.he boy's nam« ?" said Henry, soothingly. 14 Oh that is easily settled. I would
1161. Henry, soothingly. 14 Oh that is easily settled. I would like to call him Ebepr
1162.Jane he wil- expressed himself perfectly satisfied, and was quite of ! he said,
1163.y way !" replied — "we'll emphatically since that's the ness' sake, don't say
1164. say " I say ditto, her husband, quietly, but of the whole set, wash our hands a
1165.ome- what stronger, Henry began adroitly to insinuate, that it would be anything
1166. appertained thereto, and very naturally shrank from the prospect of depriving h
1167.ere not at all bigoted, and could easily be persuaded that it would be no great
1168.Blake to go down as fast as she possibly could, for that the child was taken bad
1169.nd of fits. This was fearful news cially for the believing parents, espe all Mrs
1170.lake and her more phlegmatic husband fly over the ground with a lightness that t
1171.ith a lightness that they ; could hardly believe possible at another time did th
1172.old told its own sa its 1 corpse quietly down on Laying the little cradle-bed, M
1173.. — 282 B LAKES AND FLANAGANS bitterly. down and wept but, for Miles would hav
1174.ood reason child u Oh ! if I it had only taken the darling a private baptism tha
1175. " I think, father," said Henry, sharply, " you might ihoose a fitter time than
1176.d, dead when she thought him most likely to live ; and, like the hapless father
1177.emselves, for they gave Henry for teally possessed. As far as more Catholicity t
1178.e to Miles and Mary. Now, Tim was really grieved lic relatives of at the irretri
1179. and its lamentable he had been actually condoling with them in the best of good
1180.ot many like him now- " I wish he'd only leave off that nasty habit of thrustit
1181., then," replied her mother, 284 quickly BLARES AND FLANAGANS. ; " neither Edwar Blake. you and your brother were ouly half as good, or half as respectable as
1183. ! she said never a word. Bowing stiffly and formally to each of her parents, sh
1184.ever a word. Bowing stiffly and formally to each of her parents, she left the ro
1185. the young man himself, or to his family far from it, indeed but, to tell the re
1186.r refusal at last did you not in fraukly give me your reasons at once You had me to myself, my prospects, or my family ; but when there is it is only on a poi family ; but when there is it is only on a point of religion that you hesitat
1189.ur mind, and give your consent cordially and cheerfully. You know myself I love your consent cordially and cheerfully. You know myself I love Eliza as well,
1191.t you'd just turn out the same ?" really," said Zachary with the same merry " on
1192.ize. Bu; reli- 1 forgive you, especially as your opposition I'd ever give was en
1193. Ebenezer. is Even my father's name only Samuel." In this way he rattled on, app
1194.." In this way he rattled on, apparently from his constitu- and habitual levity,
1195. an opportunity, and at last they really forgot that they had intended to oppose
1196.eir faces relaxed, first rather gloomily, but gradually and they actually laughe
1197.ed, first rather gloomily, but gradually and they actually laughed out at the re
1198.loomily, but gradually and they actually laughed out at the remembrance of the s
1199.FLANAGANS. As for religion, we must only try and get Father Power to put Eliza o
1200.liza likes him So I suppose we must only better than any one else. what will be,
1201.lowing her daughter to walk deliberately into the gulf. God has little to do wit revenge to," it on her. They actually seemed to think that they might treat h
1203.ents, that Zachary, who desire in really loved her, felt a chivalrous from the b
1204.but since dear Eliza was so unpleasantly situated, off, he had no alternative bu
1205. the lext room " Mrs. Blake could hardly restrain her tears, but she managed to
1206.efore a week went round, if it were only to spite Father Power. They would just
1207. and rite preacher of the Thomson family. a shining light " was Tomkins in the c
1208.ed the spiritual destinies of the family, and glad dened his inner man to get wi
1209. tour through They were accompanied only by the Midland States. Arabella Thomson
1210.xcept Edward and Margaret. of the family Their going was agreed upon at a family
1211. Their going was agreed upon at a family meeting held on the previous evening. N
1212.e whole, Ellie and Susan would willingly have gone, but theil $92 father BLAKES
1213.r BLAKES AND FLANAGANS and mother wisely thought that to it would be anjr thing
1214.sanction. Never mind, their father gaily off ; "you'll have opportunities enough
1215.ld like to go," said Ellie, cheer- fully, " but when is father and mother are op
1216.?" We can spend Can't our day as happily, and more happily at home. we, Susie de
1217.n't our day as happily, and more happily at home. we, Susie dear "Sour ing ; gra
1218.tle sister I" said tapping her playfully on the cheek sure you run to take " ; w
1219. can't get through the world so smoothly as other folks." " Why, what had religi
1220.ith a look of surprise, though he partly guessed what was coming. " For mercy's
1221.a, "don't go on with such childish folly uncle Tim is so fond of ; cracking joke more than a joke in question. plainly, Tim saw But he had was. his own reason
1223.ow w^'at it " Well," said Zachary, gaily, " in the first place ; t so happened t
1224.294 tf B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. Tim, drily ; I rattier think not," said I " I'm no
1225.unconscious of the shame she necessarily felt, proceeded she with his humorous r
1226.e, Zachary !" exclaimed Eliza, pettishly " why will you talk such nonsense ?" 11
1227.d Eliza, rising from her she felt poorly, Beat in evident agitation. " Can you r
1228.eve the second eh, Eliza ?" " Positively, Zachary, I must leave the room if you
1229.n so," cried Eliza, her face alternately pale and flushed and her voice quiverin
1230.n a soothing tone " you serious ? surely you cannot but Why, Eliza, know that If intention of givk g you pain I really offended, I will say no more. you are t
1232. ill." " Say no more," said Tim, briskly to hear anything that Eliza, we don't w
1233.ur spirits sink for trifles. tell I only the truth, I wonder you got back safe a
1234. start, wardrobe before you along, Nelly then you can act like a good, little ob
1235.ome." When they Zachary laughed heartily, and ridiculed what he called Eliza's o
1236. from any one else, would have certainly resented that last observation of I but
1237.rch." done, said her husband, more gaily than before " I begin to have I good ho
1238. independence that had just so agreeably surmanifestation. prised him by its fir
1239.ation. prised him by its first and Nelly called at Mr. O'Callaghan's, Edward, sh
1240.rd, she said, was at the they found only Margaret. store. When Tim " I " So much
1241.r," replied Margaret, INFLUENCE OF EARLY TRAINING as ahe placed 297 two chairs n
1242.ou have been, that you are here so early in th1243.e mistaken said Margaret if in earnestly, and she fixed her eyes on his face, as
1244. they say themselves. of Eliza, I really had better hopes and am painfully disap
1245.really had better hopes and am painfully disappointed in her. She is so amiable
1246.long as I do if you had known the family as want of faith, in fact is all the ef
1247.aith, in fact is all the effect of early training, and early associations. From
1248. the effect of early training, and early associations. From their youth up, both
1249. for such company as Henry Blake usually entertains. It's well he'll he condesce
1250.stones " Tim ?" You have me there, Nelly, I declare you have !" cried Tim, with
1251.e ?" ?" inquired Margaret, is with a sly glance at Mrs. Flanagan. " I hear he qu
1252.ce, then," res* dia- ponded Tim, quickly. " If he were hanging with monds he no
1253., when he wants one." INFLUENCE OF EARLY TRAINING "But bow do you know arch smil
1254.Protestant." added Mrs. Flanagan quietly. " But will ever we're forgetting ourse
1255., and I have, a great aversion to family-quarrels." So Edward was forced to go f
1256.Mrs old folks Henry " Blake. ! Oh really," replied late, Jane, " the are $6 crot
1257.h them from Ireland." This was certainly a satisfactory reason for " cutting the which came He wondered was she really so simple as not to be aware that his p
1259.ons. But, to Mrs. Henry he too, ; merely bowed and smiled, and said : " Oh ! of the Rev. Hooker Tomkins (who actually did say grace as thin, Tim had expected
1261.pected), and the other a tall, me^ncholy-looking man, who announced the word The
1262.en were the Conversation went on briskly during dinner, being chiefly of the lig
1263. on briskly during dinner, being chiefly of the light and cursory kind which giv
1264.nd animation to the dull routine of duly installed in the places of honor. the d
1265. you, Mr. Tomkins ?" Mr. Tomkms was only too happy to be so troubled. Having hel
1266.e renewed his attack on Edward. " Really, Mr. Flanagan," said he, " I could not
1267.e would be capable of such puerile folly pardon me, my good young friend we need
1268. flesh ?" " fish instead And very coolly, allow me to ask you, reverend " by wha
1269.n from flesh-meat to-day V } " Precisely I" "I do bo so, sir, is — that becaus
1270.superstitions. " Still, you do not fully answer my question, Mr. Flanagan. I ask
1271.hem." " Ah, yes !" sighed the melancholy Milmore from the : — lower end of the
1272.wer end of the table, "that is unhappily the case 1" 304 " B LAKES AND FLANAGANS
1273. B LAKES AND FLANAGANS Yon are certainly more candid than polite, gentle* men," composure. Romish books are assuredly in people now-a-days. They have power/
1275.ood reasons to assign." Henry turned Ely glance fixed moment, and caught Edward'
1276. discussion by asking Edward^ ironically, did the Church permit him to use wine
1277.taking wine with " me. I must positively decline answering irrelevant queswith a
1278. his concusir, piscence, and live solely for suspect, ray dear your notions of s
1279.your notions of saints are not precisely of that nature." " I repeat ttiore, in
1280." so written in the book." Very possibly," said Edward, laughing at the odd the
1281.gue of saints brought forward so gravely by reverend sentimentalist. said he to
1282.e notorious characters cited, would only give rise let it pass." to an unprofita
1283.e man or woman acting up tc thoughtfully. iheir convictions." 11 That is, if the
1284.swer me a question," said Joe, earnestly, small, with that 44 don't you think He
1285.s so ; stomach ?" but after all, he only acts like a free- born American, ''I in when I find him deserve Joe, shortly. " But come, there's somebody going to, and yet obey close to the faithfully. commandments of men (as Joe called the
1288. the Church) sp And Edward was agreeably surprised to fine* feeling, frank Joe S fine* feeling, frank Joe Smith really susceptible of right honest, and and wa
1290.NS. and generous towards men, yet wholly ignorant of what they owe to God how pi
1291.laughed, and Joe asked, rather earnestly Edward for one of Flanagan family," wen
1292.nestly Edward for one of Flanagan family," went if you could ever dream of weddi
1293.enry, with a dubious smile, " his family — at least with his consent. How say
1294.Edward, expecting to laugh at this sally, as see him he termed it, but no such t
1295. said with more warmth I than he usually manifested, " I will give is serious an
1296., pray ?" " Indeed !" said Joe ; "Simply," said Edward, "because they have been
1297. belief that Catholics should marry only — testants " Catholics, and Pro- Oh !
1298.please f ! THE DINNER PARTY. " Precisely so," in 309 said nothing to lose Edward
1299. 309 said nothing to lose Edward, calmly. " They have point of faith, and caii c
1300." " Thank you," said Joe, good-humoredly ; "I accept the compliment. religion of
1301.e bound together pit. bonds of brotherly love Well, in I wish you could only hea
1302.erly love Well, in I wish you could only hear each of them once I tell all ' the
1303. is not able to go out, and Ellen hardly ever leaves her I waut Mr. Smith to hav
1304.d mother, I think, impress him favorably. He must see something more of us Catho
1305.them whom I have known at all intimately," observed Joe, " and I am already favo
1306.served Joe, " and I am already favorably impressed, as you say." Edward bowed an
1307.ilure. ' " " Oh, yes," said Joe, bluntly lar out-and-out Catholic. I ain't ; " b
1308." But I say, Flanagan," he added quickly, " do you go to confession idea of bein
1309.r question ?" " Quite fair," said tainly I do Edward, with a bright ?" smile ; "
1310.nd point," said confession Edward, gaily. " now that's not the But mind, I shall
1311.bring Silas Green ?" it. " Oh, certainly — if you wish I I Henry, and bid your
1312.RTY. M 311 list I'm " ; afraid if Jessly you didn't enjoy yourself," said Jane,
1313., you did, you wouldn't go away sc early." Pardon me," said Edward, with a cheer
1314. to stay out later than this, especially when Margaret is not with me. I have re
1315.n Margaret is not with me. I have really spent a very pleasant evening. " Good-n
1316.t Margaret and her father had gone early in the evening to see Susan, and were n
1317. yet returned. " She must be very poorly," thought Edward, " when they are stayi
1318.garet and Eliza sat by her sewing gently. Mr. O'Callaghan, Mr. and Mrs. Flanagan
1319. her wan features with a pale and sickly light. Her hand, too, was hot and fever
1320.speak if moment, and he coughed slightly, as to hide his emotion. " How industri
1321.d and shook her head, but not mournfully " Thank you, dear Edward, I shall have
1322. Susie, dear," said John, rising hastily from the table, u I can't listen to you
1323.d God's sake ! about I her. Don't, Nelly dear myself. — don't, for can hardly
1324.y dear myself. — don't, for can hardly stand Just look at Edward and her, John
1325.dward," raising Blake's? kins ?" " fuily how did you get along at Were you were you get along at Were you were doubly blessed with the presence of Tom- We bl
1327. as far as he ccr>ld " ; we had not only Tomkins, but Milmore, the Baptist Minis
1328.u, sir, all about it, if Susie will only pro- mise to laugh." Susan smiled, and
1329.eded to give an account of the carefully campaign with part in it. avoiding Henr
1330.thout said it." Humph !" Tim, ironically. thought as much —he's mighty delicat
1331.licate, I know myself And what evasively. about Eliza —did she follow suit ?"
1332.n't near Eliza at table." All the family were much amused at honest Joe Smith's
1333. to have her, sir," said Edward in reply know your opinions and those of my dear
1334.d those of my dear mother too But really Joe is such an honest, goodwell for tha
1335.ow, and, withal, defended me so manfully, that I thought I could do no less than
1336.opose." Edward," said Margaret, with sly humor, 'why don't you ask Arthur Brown
1337.hur Brown some evening ?— it is hardly fair to treat him so coolly, and he so is hardly fair to treat him so coolly, and he so hot upon a certain affair "
1339. bless mj soul, woman Come, come, Nelly, this will never do it's time enough to
1340.." " And if she were, too," Tim, quietly, " it shouldn't prevent us from taking
1341.ter. God May." " bless you, She'll Nelly, and morning. be as go for her to-morro
1342.Tim Flanagan's household, and from early morning the whole family was up and o'c
1343. and from early morning the whole family was up and o'clock, stirring. Even Susa
1344. was supported down stairs to the family and if eating-roora, though, to say the
1345.most beyond her strength. All the family were present, including Edward, Margare
1346.ning on John's arm, and followed closely by Ellie, every one had a word of congr
1347.of congratulation, and a smile of kindly welcome for the poor invalid. Susie !"
1348.e charge. BLARES AND FLANAGANS. am truly Mother Mary that I thankful to I God an
1349.oaching ceremony, which must necessarily be a long They were still sitting at ta
1350.rd and fast to have himself out so early." " What wonder," said Mike, " when we
1351." said Mike, " when we had Mrs. ? Reilly at breakfast Don't be too hard on my fa
1352.e him close his ears against Mrs. Reilly's reminiscences — especially 1" on a
1353.s. Reilly's reminiscences — especially 1" on a day " like this, when we're all another door. ?" inquired Mrs. Reilly, " I thought I heard you saying somethi
1355.ose you're cracking a joke at poor Sally's expense." Mike denied gravity that it
1356.No, the double ordination. indeed, Sally dear 1" 319 said Tim, " he how you pass
1357.uu-hin«; at you." the time for was only telling u& them this morning with split with split stories. He says he nearly his sides He needn't say any such thing
1359.say any such thing," replied Mrs. Reilly, with solemn gravity, " for there was n
1360.aughable in what I told them. I was only just telling them about the ordination
1361.and she wiped away a retrospective " sly Why, did you see then ?" demanded Tim,
1362.ourse I didn't see it," said Mrs. Reilly, so others intent on her own recollecti
1363.a credit to us all 1" Tom parlor, Reilly now made his appearance from the front a matter of some moment significantly. — on " at least to one of us/' added the Two other young men received Holy ceremony began Orders at the same time.
1366.t dear ones who were entering on so holy a state. wag the summit of earthly joy
1367. holy a state. wag the summit of earthly joy to the fathers and mothers, and the
1368.ow. I shall hi3 Him in the full assembly of the saints— with gracious assistan
1369.y own is brother can offer I up the holy on I my yes, behalf when am called to t
1370.find that none of my Aunt Blake's family were there. 11 How " did that happen ?"
1371.may not be quite so bad as your friendly lead you to believe." " Well tell, for,
1372. Flanagan, as he replied It seems barely possible Yery true, Mr. that two such l
1373.tion, "to edify the faithful by our holy lives ! If we are ministers of God to-d
1374.e Christian foundation laid in our early years by our good parents and the teach
1375. Mr. O'Callaghan's nephew, Lawrence Daly. May God bless — ! her and him, and t
1376.seen Susau for some days, and was hardly prepared to see her so much changed. He
1377.thout delay, promising to bring the holy Viaticum uext And now good-bye, Susan,"
1378.r leave you, but you may reasonis ' ably hope that she going to the better land,
1379.will you, Ellen, let your sister's early and (I trust, it be) happy death of hol
1380.that her last glance upon All the family knelt prayer, and the prayers for the d
1381. resignation to the divine had gradually detached the soul from the world, and e
1382. a happy death was hers Yes, unutterably happy — but did you see — I mean we
1383. Indeed, the whole scene was unspeakably solemn and " God bless you, Harry ! bea
1384. 1" Mrs. Flanagan said nothing. Her only ; feeling for the moment was one was de
1385."she would not be comforted." She hardly noticed Henry, but silently took her so
1386." She hardly noticed Henry, but silently took her son's offered arm, and moved w
1387. a sadder and a wiser man, but, as merly on the occasion of used to laugh at Hug
1388.eadful death, r the impression gradually wore away, and after a w hile he his ow
1389. his mind by Susan's death, was speedily followed less of by a strong reaction t
1390. Susan's death, Mrs. Blake went an early mass one Sunday morning, and went to se
1391.hat solemn obligation. She was agreeably surprised, then, when the servant told
1392.ou'd just know by it's her that she only wanted to a bad business, ma'am. I be c
1393.ded me for going I'm afraid out so early. all " You'll not be able to keep your
1394.SEASONABLE VISIT. the 827 Thomson family to dinner You should have slept an late
1395.'am, I'm sorry to offend you, but I only told you God's truth, so you needn't ta
1396.fault, " ; Humph ! I suspect it's partly your own an' that's what makes you Nobo been apostrophizing so affectionately. Mrs. Thomson was quite surprised, and
1398. quite surprised, and not very agreeably so, it would seem in possession on find
1399.ear me, ma," throwing herself gracefully on the sofa, with her bonnet dangling b
1400.r think of you being bell. here so early. Zachary, do ring the ; wonder what tha
1401. You must come some day and Blake, drily, hear him." Eliza, "Thank you," said Mr
1402.n't" able to go listless "Why, Is ~eally mother, didn't — it such a long walk,
1403.a, that would never do ! that it is OLly proper to go to church on the Sabbath-d
1404.arded — that's a fact, but 1 certainly feel better in church or out of church
1405.r in such poor health that I'd willingly all." miss mass when I was able to go o us," said she, " for we are so lonely sometimes that we hardly know what to d
1407.e are so lonely sometimes that we hardly know what to do with ourselves." " In t In the evening, when the whole family of the Pearsons and Thomsons, with Henr
1409.plied with some asperity. It is 1 really don't find anything either rich or ridi
1410. ence to be drawn, Zachary, is, The only infer- that my mother suspects some ft
1411.something absurd present put, especially as knew that good Mrs. Pear- son was th
1412.ence was that every one laughed heartily. disclaim any such intention, willing a
1413. Flanagan's death. They say you actually went it," to confession in your Uncle T
1414. and I since— me " Since you " Exactly ! went to College, Henry — eh ?" my I
1415.r the last ten or twelve in whole family years. When was a boy, I used to go eve
1416." True, Henry," he replied, thoughtfully, " but I always had an idea tain times.
1417.ists wkere obliged to go and " Certainly their sins to a priest at cer- sir, the
1418.t their votaries were not for the yearly influx of these ignorant Irish emigrant
1419. have had, years ago, Irish a thoroughly evangelized nation. Those inveterate 33
1420.log on our national progress they really are." " Why, pa !" said Jane, " what a
1421.neral interest !" Eliza and I are really sick of that tiresome religion "Bravo,
1422.cience - -A RECONCILIATION —tom reilly's gECRif MIKE SHERIDAN'S MARRIAGE. In t
1423.Church, on the following He, accordingly, went round amongst his friends and The
1424.lie, who sat next them. They were really a cause of dis'k traction to me," Ellie
1425.ANAGANS. am determined to go to an early sermon, but If he does, I mass that day
1426.y, as usual, took the matter very coolly. Reclining with graceful negligence in
1427.nd was about to make some humorous reply, when Edward Flanagan and his father-in" "And why not?" said Edward, quickly. "He is Henry. really our master —our Edward, quickly. "He is Henry. really our master —our master It ?" is in th
1430., or even without a church, men are only faithful to their duties as rational cr
1431. other sir !" guide do require ?" hardly sufficient, my dear said Edward, so gra
1432.ficient, my dear said Edward, so gravely, that O'Oallaghan could not help laughi
1433.llaghan could not help laughing. "Hardly sufficient 1" repeated Mr. Pearson, in
1434. the T were, that guides to the heavenly port believe in conscience, Do 11 you P
1435.u not ?" " "Wc do !" said Edward, calmly and emphatically. in the first But " wi
1436. !" said Edward, calmly and emphatically. in the first But " will place, you hav the Mormon conscience is equally accommodating while your conscience and
1438.low ; You, as a Baptist, conscientiously believe that infant Baptism is not nece
1439.ary. cies believe that it is essentially and absolutely How do you account if fo that it is essentially and absolutely How do you account if for all these dis
1441.the dictates of conscience were the only effective snrmons, and that man had if
1442.advice Make money, son, Obadiah honestly, if thee can but be sure thee make it.'
1443.Callaghan. : ' — — " You may testily, laugh as you will, gentlemen," all sai
1444. his self-complacency, which was usually wonderfully easy and comfortable. Thoms
1445.mplacency, which was usually wonderfully easy and comfortable. Thomson and the l
1446. have himself !" said Pearson, pettishly, as he took a seat in an easy-chair in
1447. make so much to-do about. Do you really does, Henry ?" he added, with solemn an
1448. perfect labyrinth, it my deai sir. Only think of his believing a grievous, nay,
1449.that in is It same with the whole family of the Flanagans. sort of people in the
1450.n their tious, if notions of exceedingly conscien- you will, that you cannot get
1451.oice, if he couldn't have a word " Nelly with him and Mrs. Flanagan in private.
1452.nd Mrs. Flanagan in private. " Certainly, Mike !" said Tim, standing up. dear," to answer. John coughed significantly as he followed his sister When they wer
1454.orsaken him, and was not to be so easily recovered. Tim aud Nelly looked at each be so easily recovered. Tim aud Nelly looked at each other and smiled. her hu
1456.her and smiled. her husband, as ?" Nelly nodded to out with it much as to say wh
1457.k the initiative. " I think I can partly guess what you have to say to Mike. Tom
1458. you have to say to Mike. Tom all Reilly told us of a certain little matter I ri
1459.tter I right that would go on swimmingly, only for a certain little ! difficulty
1460. right that would go on swimmingly, only for a certain little ! difficulty that
1461.g to the real old stock " So Mrs. Reilly it." tells me," said Mike, with a smile
1462.he seems well acquainted with the family-tree, and as for Alice herself," observ
1463.ed Mrs. Flanagan, girl, is thinks highly of " And "she's a nice, modest, sensibl
1464.will make a good wife. One thing greatly in her favor, she was brought up by a p
1465. Well now," said Mike, who was gradually getting over his bashfulness, "I'm glad so well of Alice, but, unfortunately, our people are — 342 BLAKES AND FLAN
1467.n. You may girl tell him, too, that only give his consent, for happy if he'd I'm
1468.oes her pulse beat ?" asked Tim, ! slily. " I hope she has no dislike to the She
1469.en ! his hands, "as to that, I must only take my chance. I'm willing to try my l
1470.hing, but he shook Mike's hand so warmly full at parting, that Mike went away wi
1471.s of his approbation. in Mike had hardly turned came Mrs. Reilly, brimful the co
1472. Mike had hardly turned came Mrs. Reilly, brimful the corner of the street of th
1473. "But on foot ?" that's said Mrs. Reilly, as if suddenly that's remembering some
1474. that's said Mrs. Reilly, as if suddenly that's remembering something, " did you
1475.tch "What match " ?" said Tim, evasively. Alice Byrne. Why, Mike Sheridan and Th
1476.e field ?" Flanagan looked reproachfully at the young people, but it was too lat
1477.people, but it was too late. Mrs. Reilly's dignity wa« Mrs. 344 BLAKES AND " ;
1478. great mistake, John," said she, sharply Reilly has no such notions in his head.
1479.mistake, John," said she, sharply Reilly has no such notions in his head. If eve
1480.t now ? fit And, another John, if Reilly thought to look after Alice Byrne, it M
1481. way." — "Bat he isn't Tom said Reilly, Sally dear!" said Tim, say that for wi
1482.— "Bat he isn't Tom said Reilly, Sally dear!" said Tim, say that for with his
1483." You've just I it, Tim. I'll Tom Reilly gay it — though — that am his mothe
1484.tened The smiles were was no irony, only banished in an instant, and there since
1485.nd appreciated by all who knew earnestly. him. " Well, thank " It God for that i
1486.thing. She's anything his — but Reilly a decent woman So saying he made door,
1487.r, escape through a neighboring heartily. leaving poor Mrs. laughing Mrs. Flanag
1488.hout his joke, I do believe." TOM RBfLLY'8 SECRET. 345 " Never mind him, Nelly d
1489.LY'8 SECRET. 345 " Never mind him, Nelly dear !" said Mrs. Reilly, aa "I know hi
1490.mind him, Nelly dear !" said Mrs. Reilly, aa "I know him too the gathered her sh except Mrs. Flanagan, so Mrs. Reilly thought she would wait, as she knew Tom
1492. the same waggish smile, and Mrs. Reilly shook her fist at him with a menacing a
1493.he rear. Iu the evening when Mrs. Reilly and Tom were seated at their comfortabl
1494.mfortable tea-table, the mother suddenly laid down the cup she was raising to he
1495.t from her inmost heart, for Mrs. Reilly was as guileless as a child, and never
1496.swer," said Tom, though he was evidently unprepared for such a " We didn't exact
1497.nprepared for such a " We didn't exactly keep company question. that is " — he
1498.ther, taking him up, "you didn't exactly go a courting to Alice, but there was a
1499.t to serve me." Tom his appeared greatly distressed. He pushed away his chair cu
1500. first claim on me, so I made TOM reilly's secret. op 341 my mind that I'd try a
1501.with God's help, I have succeeded. early and late, mother, indeed I did." " pray
1502., mother," said '* Tom, blushing faintly. It took some time for her to know Mike
1503.n be brought round." Mrs. out her Reilly said nothing. Her heart was full to ove
1504. word. She took handkerchief, and slowly wiped away a tear table. from her cheek
1505.other's hand. silent was now Mrs. Reilly's turn to be and thoughtful. Tom spoke
1506. of many things, but he last, could only get half-conscious answers. At the meal
1507.o, mother, I wasn't selfish, it was only verj still, natural. have been, and I'm
1508.een, and I'm it sure am all the was only natural that you should Think no more w
1509.mind of him, Tom, very often, especially trhen you look pleased and happy as you
1510.s Tom said nothing, however, but quietly resume J his reading, u wondering how h
1511., u wondering how he had got over easily. ei\V rrassment so cfirt I'.fi Many a t
1512.d a and, high opinion of Tom made Reilly, and could have been easily won had sac
1513. made Reilly, and could have been easily won had sacrifice, he chosen to woo. Bu
1514.tea, walked Mike and Annie were speedily ordered out by Tim, \/ho told Mike to g
1515.ands." And Tim nodded peace the in reply " I understand you — go in When young
1516.people were gone, Tim went it skillfully to work, beginning at a safe distance f
1517.ance from his real object, and gradually bringing into view. Dan was at first 35
1518.50 B LAKES AND FLANAGANS. it, rery surly on and said if Tim had nothing better t
1519.f them should never come into his family as long as he could prevent it. But Tim he could prevent it. But Tim was ably seconded by Nelly, and, finally, Mrs. S
1521.t it. But Tim was ably seconded by Nelly, and, finally, Mrs. Sheridan herself to
1522.was ably seconded by Nelly, and, finally, Mrs. Sheridan herself took their side
1523. " Well talk's cheap," said Tim, gravely, " but ! any don't want to have so long
1524.yrnes no ill-will. Now, it I see plainly that it's only some foolish notion that
1525.ll. Now, it I see plainly that it's only some foolish notion that's in your head Here I am now, and here's all Nelly, and there's Jenny, your own lawful wif
1527.. But, upon it, my and credit, Tim, only in, you and Nelly that's in I wouldn't
1528. and credit, Tim, only in, you and Nelly that's in I wouldn't give Still all, fo
1529. and do what I tell you." Tim cheerfully assented. Mike had hardly entered " Mik
1530.Tim cheerfully assented. Mike had hardly entered " Mike, what is this out mother
1531. good enough !"' your — eh, Mike sally answer me that now Mike was taken to qu
1532., to towards his father, he was speedily re-assured, for honest in Dan was laugh
1533.e for me this night." Next morning early, Dan Sheridan sent Annie to tell Tim Fl
1534.yrne's till he was with him. Accordingly, about four o'clock, he made his appear
1535.t, Dan Sheridan but, I tell you candidly, never though! mike sheridan's marriage
1536.ame opinion." And Dan 11 such was really the case Byrne was much surprised as pl
1537. as he took Lis offered hand, and warmly shook it. 1 hardly expected this, Dan,"
1538.ered hand, and warmly shook it. 1 hardly expected this, Dan," said he, " for, to
1539., and her mother smiling most graciously. On the following evening the all Flana
1540.action of all concerned. Even Tom Reilly made such a show of cheerfulness that n
1541.Alice to dance, and his mother, the only close observer of his actions, felt sor
1542. was laughing and chat- partner as gaily as though nothing lay beneath the spark
1543.d a happier pair never received priestly blessing. A numerous party of their fri
1544.ty of their friends assisted at the holy sacrifice offered A up for young couple
1545. blessing on the anion thus auspiciously formed. The wedding was held at Dan She
1546.s are the for nothing if Flanagan family, and we have written our readers, too,
1547.tten our readers, too, are not specially interested in their welfare. Let us, th
1548.e Tim Flanagan at the head of his family, as we have done on former line of ;" h
1549.the There is life and soul of the family. a subdued expression on every face, un
1550.t was erected Mrs. Flanagan would gladly have done it herself, for she had ample
1551. John Son " into partnership immediately after his father's death, and the conne
1552.f amongst the His choice had Teresa Daly, a niece of Mr. O'Callaghan, and daught
1553.ters of his own race. that Lawrence Daly as a favored suitor of on of whom we he
1554.ny years ago Annie Sheridan. Teresa Daly was a daughter-in-law after Mrs. Flanag
1555. Mr. Fitz- young Irishman of good family, and still better principles, who had e
1556.t in William street. Ellie had no family, and in her home her mother was spendin
1557. spending the evening of her days calmly and happily. Once in a while she would
1558.e evening of her days calmly and happily. Once in a while she would pass a week
1559. were marked as white spots in the daily life of the family so visited. But the
1560.te spots in the daily life of the family so visited. But the noisy for gambols o
1561. began to jar on the pleasing melancholy which had become habitual to her mind,
1562. and knit stockings for the whole family, especially the younger members, whose
1563.ockings for the whole family, especially the younger members, whose feet and leg
1564.Every time the children of either family came to visit grandmamma, she had a new
1565.ilies. On festival days the whole family assembled at some one of the houses, an
1566.l the children came in the morning early to ask their grand mother's blessing. M
1567. Flanagan's life was wearing away calmly and peacefully, in the midst of her chi
1568.e was wearing away calmly and peacefully, in the midst of her children and grand
1569.husband awaited her coming lie instantly checked herself, and said : " Not my wi
1570.elow for their sakes, and to do thy holy and instructed the will." Thomas Flanag
1571.s not stationed quite so near his family. Out amougst the colony of faithful as
1572.ue of his hair were age, which unhappily it the effect of was not. Well might He
1573.y silver hairs I see, so still, sc sadly bright, And, father, father, but for me
1574.elf, but You know I'm always glad really my visitors don't seem to ? understand
1575.d your way of talking. If you would only try to get over those vulgar Irish expr
1576.ean to hurt your feelings, but just only fancv awkward I felt when you came into
1577.lor the how other day so unceremoniously, when the honorable Jonas 360 Beaton an
1578.ld's on her way home, and she had hardly taken her seat beside Mra IFFECT FOLLOW
1579.e new tale of sorrow. " Don't cry, ingly ; Mary cry ! dear," said her sister-in-
1580.though it What's the matter now ?" Nelly, neither more nor less. Those children
1581.ed. It's will be the death of cry, Nelly, me —they no wonder I'd and cry tears
1582.well what to say at the moment. Suddenly Mrs. Blake heart-broken raised her head of Eliza's turning out so girl Nelly — did you ever hear of a off so decei has wrought great changes \.ur family, and especially Henry and Eliza." " Oh,
1585.reat changes \.ur family, and especially Henry and Eliza." " Oh, time, 'Ldeed!"
1586.this month. ! That wife of a black Nelly dear as that's what she is. She hates C
1587.tholics they'll be," she added, bitterly. they'll " I'm afraid is be worse than
1588. should morning with the Flanagan family, mass said by as there was to be a sole
1589.uld go to mass the next morning, he only knew what it if was for. " As it's a fa
1590.w what it if was for. " As it's a family affair, him attend. At any rate, it's m
1591.t hear anything of "Oh! " but I entirely never fear, ma'am, but can't I'll tell
1592. Toby, in the venerable what is vulgarly called a brown study, but like Mother H
1593. " I gentlemen of the jury." Not exactly, Jane," said Henry, girl still ; am lau
1594.urch to-morrow morning, bright and early, to hear Father Flanagan sayHa ha ha ai
1595.They are always ready to swallow be only covered with liberality or nationality,
1596. for the dead are I don't think it manly or honest to countenance such said Jane
1597. added, with a smile, " that will hardly prevent bet from going. It would be a v
1598.reading about the other evening but only think, Ebby, the part wasn't well Ebene
1599., oh dear ! bhe the played so abominably bad part. she quite spoiled Grandpa and
1600.uns and all sucb ! 11 La, no ; you silly boy !" P queer people, they might likel
1601.boy !" P queer people, they might likely have giants, too. /don't f want don't t
1602. S68 it B LAKES AND FLANAGANS was only yesterday grandpa priests told me that
1603.ry wicked people that he couldn't hardly tell me how wicked they were." " Ebenez
1604.o hide a smile, and the laughed heartily. Zachary patted the boy on the head, an
1605.nished, so if Kitty knew he would likely carry out his threat provoked, and she
1606. out his threat provoked, and she really liked the child She, therefore, applied
1607." his Edward made appearance accordingly. " Well, my good man, what " God save y
1608.ion about a There was a sister of family of the Dillons. mine mar- John The year
1609.dward. all Have you " Yes, sir, a family V and two children, strong in I have a
1610.nd healthy, thanks be to God. We're only two days it New York I'm just 11 ; and,
1611. any account of poor Betsy or her family, an' fairly worn out. Is it true, sir,
1612. of poor Betsy or her family, an' fairly worn out. Is it true, sir, that you kno
1613." poor man, quite true. to tell " I only wish was in you anything satisfactory Y
1614. after a little, he ba4 coughed slightly, and cleared his throat, and then spoke
1615. I assure you, no credit to their family. One of them married a young man named
1616.from saying anything you might, possibly, do something ; to reclaim, at some fut
1617.ded to give a short sketch of the family history, ending as follows " : Poor Mrs
1618. I trust, both she and her husband fully expiated, by their patient sufferings,
1619.r could not then understand. you, kindly, !" sir. " Thank May the Lord reward yo
1620.aint- ance was competent to and, finally, engaged him aa a porter, to the great
1621.ian and Cemetery, his wife paid an early visit to the Catholic in Eleventh stree
1622.a fine haudsome head-boarc such a family ? Glory be to they have put over poor J after Tim Fia* nagan, and then calmly resigned his spirit into the hands Him
1624.ny equivalent for the loss of the kindly old man who had been looked up to as th
1625.n looked up to as the head of the family ever since Tim's decease. Lawrence Daly
1626. ever since Tim's decease. Lawrence Daly had commenced business a couple of year
1627. course of a few years, they were wholly independent, and able to ghr« their yo
1628.nt, and able to ghr« their young family a good education. CONCLUSION. Daniel Sh we had them they were jogging merrily along, on the road of in a comfortable
1630., sometimes accompanied by Mike's family or Annie's, but more often by themselve
1631. entered on a cheerless old age ; lonely and solitary they lived together, surch A Catholic but in jame, he it hardly ever approached the sacraments, unless't at home," returned Miles snappishly, I'm spared twenty years, never darken of," said Miles, still "for it's only what I might have expected, but and in
1635. as I wouldn't detain her long, and only wanted to speak t9 her and leave a mess
1636.ure there's not a more prosperous family in all New so religious York, or a more
1637.o Dr. Power, He was unable t£en rapidly nearing the fatal bourn. to leave his o
1638.event showed that he spoke prophetically. He lingered yet a little though wholly
1639.. He lingered yet a little though wholly unable to perform the principal functio
1640.ipal functions of his office, yet calmly resigned to the will of God, and died a
1641. the Catholic children of New York *mply provided with the means of education. D
1642.ighty man in his generation in the early day when his services were most require
1643. and the Jesuit Patheri labor conjointly in the Christian education of youth, do
1644.and the consequences were the same, only more decided. Henry T. Blake came from
1645.rained dp by their mother and her family in a wholesome horror laay well be gues
1646. got into the all legislature. Outwardly, weut right •with him, but inwardly,, weut right •with him, but inwardly, fine went wrong A intellect, a noble n
1648.lect, a noble nature, were going rapidly to want of the pruning hand, and the sa
1649.t of religion. incredulity was gradually taking possession of that soul whence f
1650.that soul whence faith had been so early expelled. Henry T. Blake was fast becom
1651.pposed that Henry T. Blake ever formally left the Catholic Church On the contrar
1652.till a way of getting out, and generally contrived to to evade the guns, discuss
1653.ed to spike the enemy's as he laughingly boasted Joe Smith. Once, when Tomkins,
1654.hem all by surprise. "Now, do you really suppose/' said he, " that you ar€ 880
1655.estant of If you do, I cell you candidly, once taken. heart, for for all, that y
1656.t, for for all, that you are egregiously misin No Catholic can ever become a Pro
1657.h some may be found to conform outwardly motives best known to themselves. have
1658.ever be The two ministers were extremely disconcerted ; for, to say the truth, e
1659.they begat) to feel better both inwardly and outwardly, and their contuma- was a
1660. feel better both inwardly and outwardly, and their contuma- was assured by both
1661.ut, allow now that I am speaking plainly, that, when my salvation in danger, I k
1662.irmness to adhere to her own. Very early in her married life, she left off going
1663.she left off going to confession, simply because Zachary turned the practice int
1664. downright miserable. of going must only wait chance unknown to any of them." " to get the last sacraments — surely, God will not me so vv?ry short." " The
1666.saying, Eliza," said her mother, gravely " I ; was too long of your way of think
1667.Eliza smiled, and said but you're really enough to frighten one almost to death.
1668.ugh the dark foreboding still lay really was heavy on her heart almost unconscio
1669. heavy on her heart almost unconsciously to herself. Eliza was then very near he
1670.or the grand eveut were going on rapidly, and no hopes cloud seemed to darken th
1671.o another son set in, ; but, immediately afterwards, inflammation and she lived
1672.ot be so cruel. Alas God was he was only just. in Mr. and their first Mrs. Blake
1673. messenger. him. and set out immediately witfi the before But he came too late.
1674.!" I let every one around me slightingly of her —oh ! 1 I — even my own chil poor voice failed her. She could only articulate, " oh, my ." — and she spo
1676.pain ! have pity on them no more. bodily Her death was not accompa ; much but, i
1677.not accompa ; much but, it was fearfully, awfully, sudden, of despair. and overs ; much but, it was fearfully, awfully, sudden, of despair. and overshadowed w
1679.r kindest attentions and he was, finally, induced to take up his abode at Mr. Fi
1680.e his last days pass away more to ealmly and expect. it more happily than he had to ealmly and expect. it more happily than he had ever dared live Henry somet
1682.n get along without his money." sionally, but, it was no use, The truth was, tho at about Jesuits, or what they really were, she was habit of setting in the a
1684.was quite sure of them, for she cleverly managed to keep them aloof from all " J
1685.d interfered with her plans considerably, to Henry was so frightened that he act
1686.Henry was so frightened that he actually went Mass four Sundays running, and was
1687. Church ? The satirical smile did really ; — that accompanied the words was fa
1688. in to look at a certain painting lately placed in that Church, and invited the
1689. with confession-hating people. He folly of will descant eloquent terms on the a
1690.praying for the dead, making use of holy water, venerating relics, and other suc
1691. that the first Reformers were certainly right in endeavoring to prune the old t
1692.k and He for poor man I was particularly severe on the Pope, " having or holding
1693.s Pope. turn to one of a From melancholy picture let us more cheerful character.
1694.ime, the quiet, happy home of Tom Reilly and his mother. The blessing of God was
1695.ave in secret, knowing that our heavenly Tom was in no way ostentatious father s
1696.l in his charity. Even his mother hardly knew the full extent of his liberality, her compliance, to At Mrs. Reilly was very unwilling to go without her so
1698.New Tom and his worthy They had a nicely-furnished house, small indeed, but tast
1699., and together they came in. Mrs. Reilly was a weekly communicant, and Tom made
1700.r they came in. Mrs. Reilly was a weekly communicant, and Tom made it a point, o
1701.ard to his religious duties. Mrs. Reilly and her son had a god-child in every fa
1702. her son had a god-child in every family amongst their friends, and one of Mike
1703.dsome suit of clothes, and many a costly toy was provided by her for the set lit
1704.hen any cloud over- shadowed Mrs. Reilly's mind, or any difficulty arose in Fred
1705.rtment, she would go down that generally served to put all to rights, for Mrs. F
1706.ever the same prudent, judicious, kindly creature, and she was looked up to with with love and respect, still not only by her own family, but by every one wit
1708.espect, still not only by her own family, but by every one with whom she was acq
1709.nded woman, she considered herself fully competent to choose ure but it, when ch Of course the children were carefully trained up in the way they should go, e
1711.up in the way they should go, especially as the second Mrs. Thomson had none of
1712.ame quite hostile to the Flanagan family on account of Miles's expected legacy.
1713.xpected legacy. Indeed, she could hardly speak of them with patience, and used t
1714.say that hypocrisy tell," was their only answer. could to persuade Miles to They his characteristic obstinacy, utterly refused. At length, however, he make a
1716. each of the Flanagan's, but they tively refused. if posi- They did not need it,
1717. Blake and Hugh have such sons as Reilly, Tom Dillon —daughters like Ellie Fla
1718.a Dillon. Under God, it depends entirely on themselves. I have carefully avoided
1719.entirely on themselves. I have carefully avoided all exaggeration or undue color
1720.oring in this simple tale. I have merely strung together a number of such incide
1721.ogether owing to the unaccountable folly of the parents themselves in exposing t
1722. things than they do. If they would only consider that they are accountable to G
1723.ct are 1 who bound, under pain of deadly sin, to transmit it to their children p
1724.this counhas increased much more largely by conversions than rapid generally sup
1725.gely by conversions than rapid generally supposed, yet, for the most part, its d
1726.ound religious principles. This can only be done by giving them a good Catholic
1727.use has become second in importance only to the House of We as ; have abundant c
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