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“ The Story of our Lives from
Year to Year.”—SHAKESPEARB.
ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
A Weekly Journal.
old series vol 136 NEW SERIES. ..
From March 18, 1876, TO SEPTEMBER 9, 1876.
Including No. 381 to No. 406.
LONDON: PUBLISHED AT No. 26, WELLINGTON STREET ; AND BY MESSRS. CHAPMAN & HALL, 193, PICCADILLY.
THE NEW YORK
CIARLES DICKENS AND EVANS,
CRYSTAL PALACE PRESS.
Adventurer's Rising for
Royalty, Some Troubles of
SICE Possecreign Jaa time.
Sir Salar Jung ,
Game of Brag.
asant Tribunal .
19, 73, 97, 121, 145, 169, 193, 217, 241,
i . . . 127
tcliff-Highway, Foreign Jack
yal Patrons of the Turf
VALENCIENNES Lace . .
Story, by the Author of "Lost
AUTHOR OF “NEVER FORGOTTEN,” “THE SECOND
MRS. TILLOTSON," &c. &c.
PHEBE: GIRL AND WIFE. keep up your painting," was often the
speech of an affectionate mamma, as her BY PERCY FITZGERALD,
eye settled on the red cloak of the peasant in the foreground, which was entirely Mr.
Stippler's work, splashed in desperately to 11 CHAPTER IX. BREAKING-UP DAY AT HAND. I save the whole
MEANWHILE, the school was approaching So, too, with the music. Mr. Canova that wished-for period when “finishing” had a number of easy pieces in what might was suspended for the vacation; and the be called the “Ba-ba black-sheep" style, young ladies-save, of course, a few casuals The Maiden's Prayer, Trickling Drops, &c., 1 with officious guardians, or whose parents which he hammered painfully into the lived about the Equator or the Antipodes fingers of his pupils. Through these ?
-were to go home. Now began those they contrived to pick their steps. But he i processes, which were to convince the devised more ambitious displays for the
parents that their money and affectionate day of Exhibition, when the strangers interest had been well in yested. The were present, by, as it were, touching up drawing-master had gathered up all those the pieces with his own hands, just as the laboured pencil-scratchings—the crooked drawing-master did for his department. trees, whose boughs and foliage were as These were the compound performances of solid and heavy as the houses beside them; two pianofortes, or duets on a single one, the houses which were as crooked and in all of which Canova officiated, and took crazy as the trees; the smirched water- | the burden on himself. colour drawings, awful medley of tones So with the elocution teachers, Mr. and and spots-and had taken them home with Mrs. Siddons-Jones, and the French and him. On the great day, all would lie other masters, and the Oxford B.A., who on the table, fair, clean, and beautiful; the looked after the Latin and Greek, or the crooked portions made straight, the trees little scraps of those languages. All was blooming with airy foliage, the houses with a view to “finishing." If á ha relieved with bold bits of colour dashed in some display were but secured on that day, with a free touch; and all charmingly when so many distinguished people were trimmed and mounted on the snowiest assembled, the parents, as Miss Cooke Bristol board. A miracle! At first the knew, would be content. pupil might rub her eyes, and scarcely Now, too, the examinations were on; and recognise her production; but time and the few “hot-house" girls, who were to praise would accustom her to accept it; support the reputation of the establishment, the thing being richly framed and hung were already marked out for prizes. Thus, up, Mademoiselle, having given up the the daughter of Mr. and Lady Juliana “accomplishment” altogether, gradually Mann-he was "in the diplomacy"-was of begins to confound her own touches with rather a pedantic turn; and it was surely
those of the master, and complacently natural that she should bear off the history 11 accept praises for those early works. premium. Mr. Mann had promised to at
“What a pity, Georgina, you did not tend, and it would really be interesting