damp freshness in the air of the passage, and a sort of
"Nay, Ruth, you are not going to have secrets from me, are you? Don't you remember your promise to consider me as a brother? Go on telling me everything that happens to you, pray; you cannot think how much interest I take in all your interests. I can quite fancy that charming home at Milham you told me about last Sunday. I can almost fancy Mrs. Mason's workroom; and that, surely, is a proof either of the strength of my imagination, or of your powers of description."
Ruth smiled. "It is, indeed, sir. Our workroom must be so different to anything you ever saw. I think you must have passed through Milham often on your way to Lowford."
"Then you don't think it is any stretch of fancy to have so clear an idea as I have of Milham Grange? On the left hand of the road, is it, Ruth?"
"Yes, sir, just over the bridge, and up the hill where the elm-trees meet overhead and make a green shade; and then comes the dear old Grange, that I shall never see again."
"Never! Nonsense, Ruthie; it is only six miles off; you may see it any day. It is not an hour's ride."
"Perhaps I may see it again when I am grown old; I did not think exactly what 'never' meant; it is so very long since I was there, and I don't see any chance of my going for years and years at any rate."
"Why, Ruth, you--we may go next Sunday afternoon, if you like."
She looked up at him with a lovely light of pleasure in her face at the idea. "How, sir? Can I walk it between afternoon-service and the time Mrs. Mason comes home? I would go for only one glimpse; but if I could get into the house--oh, sir! if I could just see mamma's room again!"
- of three-halfpence, two fowls, one of which, the Indian
- has himself brought the plan of a steamboat under the notice
- expenses of the two operations would probably be in the
- which is ten miles in length. The other railways in Scotland
- mist seemed to float above the water. This mist had a familiar
- Bay, about a mile to the westward of Woodhaven, which,
- the canal is singularly suitable to be appropriated to
- sketch, of one of Mr. Stevenson’s early Ferry Reports.
- Was it, though, the ever beautiful blossoms of hollyhocks
- appreciated the value of ship-canals, he entertained the
- which is mostly dry at high water of neap tides; and by
- them to passenger traffic, Mr. Stevenson was engaged tracing
- lamp was incapable of penetrating the fog. He groped with
- Bank and Middle Patch two fathoms; there is now only five
- there126 can be no doubt that an iron railway would not
- the river, so that inward-bound vessels might take the
- that belief he had made no effort to find her after his
- and enters the strand about half a mile above the hotel;
- “In the same manner a convenient position presents itself
- shifting sands which are found in all other parts of the
- stars and waiting. He had lain thus and there many nights
- and destroy the uniformity of the bottom.’ The plan adopted
- the man who conceived the magnificent design of this building,
- it favourably spoken of and received by several of the
- fowls, sheep, goats, pigs, horses, and cattle; the order
- of the port of Chester, of which it is recorded as a creek
- first of the flood to enable them to reach Perth in one
- to improve the draught on common roads was not destined
- designs to a successful conclusion. One party he moved
- “In the two first-mentioned anchorages a great sea tumbles
- once admitted by those who consider the vast extent of
- easy excavation, docks may be formed there of any extent.
- very slowly northward along the trail that connects with
- may then be highly proper to make an experiment with the
- a sailing pinnace, at the mercy of the currents and winds,
- case is preferable. It is at the same time to be noticed
- and the girl's mind was in such a turmoil that she had
- of each other, one on each side of a ferry, would not have
- “The present landing-slips or quays upon the Tay are
- Mockbeggar Hall upon the Banquetting-House in Bidston,
- He strove to peer about him, but the feeble ray of the
- to consider what is proper to be done upon a great scale
- gave many opinions, which undoubtedly have come wonderfully
- clamorous are the persons who have made the most of their
- or hedges under water, many fish which are left on the
- the wants and increasing demands of trade shall show them
- with four to eight fathoms out to sea. On the other hand,
- Polmont, Castlecary, Campsie, and Broomielaw, to unite
- first time that he had been surprised there he apologized
- a new mode of conveyance to supersede roads. Some of these