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awakened him to a sense of his danger, and he observed him cautiously while awaiting the expected signal.
The horseman had now approached sufficiently near to be distinguished, and one glance told him that it was his father. With a strong exertion he mastered the agitation his presence caused, and coolly prepared for the moment of action.
Major O'Hara was on the hustings when a rumour reached him that his son had gone out with Felton. With a groan of horror he rushed into the street, and called loudly for his horse. A young gentleman instantly tendered his, and the distracted parent gallopped to the scene of combat. The crowds on the road made way for him ; and, as he reached the high ground that overlooked the field, a discharge of pistols told him that all might now be over! A man standing on a high wall, called out, that “ both were on their legs.” He rode madly on, if possible to prevent the fire from being repeated. His appearance, however, precipitated what he was so anxious to prevent :again a murmur of the mob told that the par. ties were ready-and again there was an awful silence. His further progress was impeded by a gate, and he sprang from his horse to open it -at that instant the pistols were discharged. O'Hara’s limbs almost failed him, his eyes grew dim, while a kind of murmuring groan burst from the crowd. “He's down, by G-d!” cried one of the spectators. He staggered for support against the gate-pier. “ Felton's done for !” roared another voice exultingly; and such had been, indeed, the result. Henry escaped unhurt, and his savage opponent was stretched upon the field.
“Non enim propter gloriam divitias aut honores pugnamus sed propter
libertatem solummodo quam nemo bonus nisi simul cum vita amittit." -LIT, AD PAP. A.D. 1820.
Guilty as many of those were on whom the heavy vengeance of the
Government descended, it is melancholy to think that they were not the most guilty."-EDIN. REVIEW, 1811.
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