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habitual pleasantness of her coun- past six, and all the sun was out of tenance, I knew that if she were, our street-I saw Georgie, as I as my familiar suggested, music called ber in my own mind, come and singing-mistress, the times down the pavement, still carrying went well with her. She had plenty the music-roll; but not alone. to do, and was well paid.

There was with her a young man. ! Her coming was as good as a He might be a clerk, or a doctor, happy thought to me. Her punc- or a lawyer, or any other profession tuality was extraordinary. I could almost, from bis appearance; I have set my watch by her move- could not tell what. He was tall, ments those two mornings in each and certainly well-looking; but his week. I watched for her as regu- face was rather feeble, and its comlarly as I watched for my breakfast, plexion too delicate for a man. and should have missed her much Georgie seemed bis superior, in more. By whatever way she re- mind even more than in person. turned home, it was not by my There was a suggestive slouch in street. For two full months she bis gait, a trail of the foot, that I came round the corner at ten min- did not like. He carried his head utes before nine, and, glancing up down, and walked slowly; but that at the garden trees, passed down might be from ill health, or that be the opposite side of the pavement, wanted to keep Georgie's company and out of sight. All this time I longer, or a thousand things rather could not add another chapter to than the weakness of character my romance. She had ever the with which, from the first glance, I same cheerful brow, and quiet, felt disposed to charge him. He placid, undisturbed month; the was perhaps Georgie's brother, I same dauntless, straight-looking, said at first; afterwards I felt sure well-opened eyes; the same even, he was her lover, and that she loved girlislı step, as regular and calm as him. the beat of her own young heart. Three weeks passed. Georgie's I could but work out the details of morning transits continued as reguthe country home where the rose larly as the clock-stroke; but I had on her cheek bloomed, and where not seen her any more in the eventhe erect lithe shape developed; ings, when I became aware that I where the honest disposition grew had the young man, her companion, into strength and principle, and for an opposite neighbor. From where loving training had encour- the time of his daily exits and reaged and ripened the kindly spirit turns, I made out that he must be that looked out at her eyes. Two employed as clerk somewhere. He or three little traits that showed used to watch at the window for her goodness, I did observe. Never Georgie; and, as soon as he saw a beggar asked of her in the street her turn the corner, he would rush whom she did not either relieve or out. They always met with a smile speak to with infiuite goodness. I and a hand-shake, and walked away have seen her stop to comfort a cry. together. In about a quarter of an ing child, and look after a balf hour he came back alone, and left starred masterless dog picking the house again at ten. This conabout the kennel for a bone, with tinued until the chilly autumn days a look on her face that reminded set in, and there was always a whirl me of my lost one—so tender, so of the acacia-leaves on the pavement compassionate, so true, pure wom- under the wall. Georgie did not anly.

often look up in passing them now. One evening at the commence. Perhaps she was thinking of the ment of August-it was about half meeting close at hand.

The young clerk I called Arthur. and the more trying east winds of Now that I had him as a daily sub- spring began. Arthur did not often ject of study, I began to approve issue forth to meet Georgie then, of him more. I do not imagine and I believe he had been obliged that he was a man of any great to give up his situation; for, I used energy of character; and even, to see him at all times of the day what little he might have possessed, in the parlor of the opposite house; originally, must have been sapped occasionally, when the sun was out, by ill health long since; but there he would come and saunter wearily was a certain intellectual expres- up and down the flags for half an sion on his pale, large brow that hour, and then drag himself feebly overbalanced the feebleness of the indoors again. He sometimes had lower part of his face. I could a companion in these walks, on fancy Georgie, in her womanly whose stalwart arm he leaned—a faith and love, idealizing him until good friend, he seemed to be. his face was as that of an angel to “Ah! if Georgie had only loved her—mild as St. John's, and as him !" I thought, foolishly. beautiful. Indolent and weak, my- He was older than Arthur, and self, what I approve is strength of totally different: a tall, strong will, power to turn and bend cir- young fellow, with a bronzed face, cumstances to our profit; in Ar- a brisk blue eye, and a great brown thur, I detected only a gentle good- beard. The other looked boyish ness; therefore he did not satisfy and simple beside him ; especially me for Georgie who, I said to my- now that he was so ill. The two self, conld live a great, a noble life, seemed to have a great affection and bear as well the strivings of for each other. Perhaps they had adversity as she now bore the sun- been school-fellows and playmates; shine of young happiness. If I but, at any rate, there was a strong could have chosen Georgie's lover bond between them, and Georgie he should have been a hero; but must have known it. truth placed him before my eyes I remember one warm afternoon, too gravely for misconception. at the beginning of June, I saw

The winter was very harsh, very Arthur and Robert (that was my cold, very bitter indeed; but all gift-name to the brown stranger), the long months I never missed come out and begin walking and the bi-weekly transits of that brave- talking together up and down the eyed girl. She had a thick and pavement. They were going from coarse maud of shepherd's plaid, the corner when Georgie, quite at and a dark dress now; but that an unusual hour, came hurrying was the only change. She seemed round it. She had in her hand healthy-proof against the cruel one of those unwieldy bunches blasts that appeared almost to kill of moss-roses, with stalks a foot poor Arthur. He was always en- long, and she was busy trimming veloped in coat upon coat; and, them into some shape and order as round his throat, he wore a com- she advanced. She reached the forter of scarlet and white wool, door of Arthur's lodgings before rather gaudy and rather uncom- they turned ; and, just as she got mon; but I did not wonder why he to the step and seemed about to was so constant to its use, when I ring, she descried them in the disremembered that it was a bit of tance. Spy that I was, I detected woman's work, and that Georgie's the blush that fired her face, and fingers had knitted it, most prob- the quick smile of pleasure with ably.

which she went to meet them as Ill or well, the winter got over, they returned.

, they returned. Arthur took the flowers listlessly. I could see that coming. I took up my post on the he was getting beyond any strong settee early, and kept my eye on feelings of pleasure or pain, through the corner; but never saw her. On sheer debility. In fact, he was the succeeding Saturday I almost melting away in the flame of con- gave up my hope; for she was still sumption as rapidly-to use a absent, and I lost many an honr in homely saying--as a candle lighted devising explanations why. But at both ends. I wondered, more the following Thursday my rothan once, whether Georgie was mance was continued. When I blind to his state ; for she still went into my sitting-room

and seemed as cheerful as ever, and threw up the window I saw the still wore that calm, good expres- thin, pale hand of my opposite sion which I have mentioned before neighbor holding back the curtain as characteristic of her. I believe of the window as he lay on his bed, she was quite in the dark, or else and presently Georgie went by on so full of hope that she could not my side, that bis eyes might, for a and would not admit a sad presen- moment, be cheered as he saw her timent. Arthur stood silent and pass. After that, I often saw the tired, while Robert and she spoke wan face of Arthur at the glass, to each other; and, after a minute and sometimes Robert's healthy or two, he grew impatient and brown visage beside it. One afterwould go indoors. I thought noon, Georgie came, as it were, Georgie looked chagrined as the stealthily to the door and rang the door shut, and she was left outside. bell. She had a little basket and I could not quite interpret that bit. some flowers which she gave to the She remained hesitating a second woman of the house, with whom or two, and then started very she spoke for awhile, and then she quickly,--as if she bad forgotten went away very grave, downcast, something,—back in the direction sad. I was sure that she knew at from which she had come.

last. Sometimes in my romances I Every day now, two incidents should like to alter the few certain- recurred regularly. One was the ties that impose themselves as arrival of the doctor in his green checks on my fancy. I wonld fain chariot; the other, the arrival of alter here, for instance, and make Georgie with her little basket and out that Robert fell instantaneously her nosegay of flowers. She always in love with Georgie, and that poor went indoors and stayed—someArthur was only a cousin for whom times only a few minutes, someshe had a quiet, sisterly affection, times an hour or more. At this and nothing more,--but I cannot. time my romance got a new light, They were surely lovers, whose or rather a new shadow. I began hearts were each bound up in the to think that Arthur was all Georgie other.

had in the world; for nobody ever · The Thursday after the little in- ever came with her; nobody ever cident of the moss-roses I missed spoke to her, but the woman of the Georgie for the first time. Could house, and Robert. she have passed by earlier, I asked Occasionally Robert would come myself? I was certainly late for out with her on the door-step, and breakfast. On the following Satur- they would converse together for a day it was the same. 6. She has little while. It was about Arthur, given up her pupil in this direction, I knew, from their serious looks or she is ill," I said ; but the next and glances up to the room where week I watched, with an anxiety he lay. I cannot tell how much I that quickened every pulse, for her felt for Georgie, in the loneliness



by which my imagination sur- door. But, in the afternoon, she rounded her. I began to see in returned and went upstairs to see Arthur many virtues, many merits, what had been her lover. It is which must have made her love good to look at the cast-off mould him, that I had never seen in him of what we love; it dissevers us so before. His wan face looked pa- coldly, so effectually from their tient, his great brow more spiritual dust. It forces us to look elsethan ever, and I was sure she where for the warm, loving soul would cling to him with a keener that animated it. There is nothing affection as she beheld him passing in that clay that can respond to us. away.

That which we idolized exists elseI suppose when death

where. amongst us, no matter how long Every day-sometimes at one we have been warned, how long hour, sometimes at anotherwe have used ourselves to think Georgie came to the opposite house, that he might knock at our door was admitted by Robert and visited any day, bis coming appears sud- the relics of her beloved. She den-unexpected. I rose one morn- seemed to be more than ever alone; ing as usual; and, on looking at for, even in these melancholy the opposite house, saw that the comings and goings, she was alshutters were closed and the blinds ways unaccompanied. On the sixth all down. Arthur, then, was dead. day from Arthur's death, there was The milkman came to the door, a funeral; and Georgie and Robert the baker, the postman with his were the only mourners who atletters-letters for a dead man. tended it. Seeing the girl in her

It was Thursday morning. Georgie black clothing, white and tearful, would pass early. A little before I said, “She did love him, and I nine she came, ran swiftly up the hope she will stay—for his sakehouse-steps and rang. At the same a widow all her life!" moment, advanced in another di- The Thursday and Saturday rection, the man with the board on morning transits were now resumed. which the dead are laid. He was Georgie looked graver, loftier, more but just gone then! Georgie stood thoughtful; like a woman on whom by to let him pass in before her, sorrow has lighted, but whom sorand I saw the shiver that ran row cannot destroy. Robert lefhe through her frame as she watched opposite house, and sometimes my him up the stairs, and thought fancy went home with the poor, what he was going to do. Robert lonely girl, and I wondered whether came out to her; his manly face, she had any friend in the world grief-stricken and pale, was writh- who was near to her and dear to ing as he recounted to her, perhaps, her now. some dying inessage from Arthur, For upwards of six months I perbaps some last token of his love never missed her with her roll of -I know not what.

music twice in the week; but, at Then Georgie came out crying- the end of that time, she suddenly crying, 0 so bitterly; and in ceased to appear in our quiet street, going down from the door she and I saw her no more for a long dropped the flowers that she had time. I thought that this romance brought in her hand to gladden eyes of mine, like many others, was to that the sight of her would never melt away amongst the crowd of more gladden on this earth. Rob- actualities; but, yesterday, behold ! ert picked them up, and, after there came upon me its dramatic watching her a few minutes on her conclusion. Georgie and Robert, way, went in again and shut the he strong and handsome as ever, she fair and lovely, and wearing face, and Robert looking down on garments that had the spotless air Georgie with such a love as never of belonging to a new bride, came shone in Arthur's cold, spiritual like a startling sunbreak into its eyes. gloom. They paused opposite the For an instant I had a little rehouse where Arthur died, seemed gret,—a little anger against her,– to recall him each to the other, and but it passed. Let Georgie live then walked on silently and more her life, and be happy! Did I not slowly than before; but before they at the first wish that Robert, and turned the corner I could see not Arthur, had been her choice? Georgie smiling up in Robert's



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