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“How long have t hey* bee a stand ing
there?” asked Ottilie.
“Just about as long as you have beep
in the wctrid T
dear child, I planted them when you were
still lying in your cradle*"
The party : D7>w-be
the castle. .After dinuerwaa-Qver they
were invitedto walkthrough the village
to take a .g|ance, at w|wt: hsd been Atme
there as well. At a hiat,~from the. Cap
tain, the inhabitants'had collected in
front of the houses:' They were not stand
ing in rows, but formed in natural family
groups, partly occupied at their evening
work, part on enjoying themselves on, the
new benches. They had determined, as
an agreeable duty which they imposed
upon themselves, to have everything in
its present order and cleanliness, at least
every Sunday and holiday.
A little party,. held together by such
feelings .as had grown up among our
friends, is always on pleasantly
edbya large concourse of people. Ail
four were delighted to find themselves
again alone in the large drawing-room,
but this sense of home was a little dis
turbed by a letter which was brought to
Edward, giving notice of fresh guests who
were to arrive “the following day.
“It is as we supposed," Edward cried to
Charlotte. ‘‘The Countwill not stay away;
he is coming to-morrow."
“Then the Baroness, too. is not tar off,"
“Doubtless not," said Edward. “She is
coming, 4ob, 'to-morrow, from another
place. They only beg to be allowed io
stay for a,night; the next day they will
go on together."
“We must prepare for themJn time, Ot
tilie,” said Charlotte. '
“What arrangement shall I desire to be
made ?” On i lie asked.
Charlotte gave a general direction, and
Ottilie left the room.
The Captain inquired into the relation
in which these two persons stood towards
one another, and with which he was only
very generally acquainted . They some
time be fore; both being already married,
fallen violently in love with one another;
a double marriage was not to hie inter*
ed with without atteactiog attention. A
divorce whs proposed. On the Baroness’
side it could be effected, on that of the
Count it could not. They w re obliged
seemingly to separate, but their position
towards one another remained unchans*
ed, and though iu the winter at the Res
idence they were unable to be together,
they indemnified themselves in 1 the sum
mer, while making tours and staying at
They were both slightly older than Ed
ward and Charlotte, and had been inti
mate with them trom early times at court.
The connection had never been absolute
ly broken off, although it was impossible
to approve ol their proceedings. On the
present occasion their coming was most
unwelcome to Charlotte; and if she bad
looked closely into her reasons for feeling
it so, she would have found it was on ac
count of Ottilie. The poor innocent girl
should not have been brought so early in
contact with such an example.
“It won Id have been more convenient
i 1 they had not come til) a couple of days
later,” E Iward was saying, as Ottilie re
entered, “till we had finished with this
business of the farm. The deed of sale
Is complete. One copy of it Ibkve here,
but we want a second, and our old clerk
has fallen ill.”
The Captain offered his sevices, and so
did Charlotte, but there was something or
other to object to both of them. :f
“Give il to me, cried Ouilie.a little
“You will never be able to famish it,”
said Charlotte. k
“And really I must have it early the
day after to-morrow, and it is long," Ed
“It shall be ready,” Ottilie cried ; and
the paper was already in her bands.
The next morning, as they were look
ing out from their highest windows for
their visitors, whom they intended to go
some way ond meet, Edward said :
“Who is that yonder riding slowly along
The Captain described accurately the
figure of the horeman.
‘‘Then it is he,” sa id Edward; “the pur
licul ars, which you can better see than I,
agree very well with the general figure,
which I can see too. ft is Mittler ; but
what is he doing, coming tiding at such a
pace as that V'
The figure came nearer, and Mittler it
veritably was. They received him with
warm greetings as he came slowly up the
“Why did not come yesterday Ed
ward cried, as he approached,
“Ido not like your grand festivities,”
answered he; “but I am come today to
keep my friend’s birthday with you qui
“How are you able to find lime enough?”
asked Edward, with a laugh.
"My visit, jf you can value it, you owe
to an observation which I made yester
day. I was spend ing a right happy after
noon in a house where I had established
peace, and then I heard that a birthday
whs h» ing kept here. Now tbiaaa-wbat I
c I selfish, after all, said I to myself ; you
will only enjoy yourself with those whose,
broken peace yon have mended. Why
cannot yon for once go and be happy
with friends who kejp the peace for
tbomselvest. No soode-r said than done.
tha|l should; be." || ipT ||
small one,” said Charlotte; "you will
meet the Coant and the Baroness, with
whom yon have had enough to do al-
re^yflbelTeve”p~ x;^: -
Out of the middle of party v wbp
bad all four come down to welcome him,
-tbe strange man -dasbed- itr the keenest
disgust, seizing at the same time his hat
' “Someo nl acky starts ahvxjrßnver
pe cried, “directly I try to rest and enjoy
myself. What business have I going out
of my proper character? I ought never
to have come, and now I am persecuted
away. Under one roof with those two I
will not remain, and yon take card of
yourselves. They bring nothing but mis
chief; their nature is like heaven, and
propagates its own contagion.”
They tried to pacify him, but it was in
"Whoever, strikes at marriage,” be cri
ed .—“whoever, either by word dr act, un
dermines this, the foundation of all moral
society, that man has to settle with mej
and if I cannot become his master, I take
care to settle myself but of his way. Mar
riage is the beginning and the end of all
culture. It .make, the savage mild; and
the moat cultivated has no better oppor-
tunity for displaying ln*
dissoluble it must be, bceanse it brings so
much happiness that what small nqexcep-:
tional unhappiness it may bring counts
for nothing in the balance. And what
do men mean by talking of unhappiness?
Impatience it is which from time to time
comes over them, and then they fancy,
themselves unhappy. Let themwaittill
the moment is gone by, then t|fcy
will bless their good fortune that w|at
has stood so long and continues standing.
The condition of man is pitched so high,
in its joys and in.its sorrows, that the sum
which two married people owe . to one
another defies calculation. It is an infi
nite debt, which cannon ly be discharged
through all eternity.
“Its annoyances marriage may often
have; I can believe that, and it is as it
should be.. We are ail married to our con
sciences, and there are times when we
should be glad to be divorced from them;
mine gives me more annoyance than ever
a man or a woman can give."
All this he ponred out with the great
est vehemence; he would very likely
have gone on speaking longer, bad not
the sound of the postilions’ horns given
notice of the arrival of the visitors, who,
as if on a concerted arrangement, drove
into the castle-court from opposite sides
at the same moment. Mittler slipped
away as their host hastened to receive
them, and desiring that bis horse might be
brought out immediately, rode angrily
The visitors were |we!comed and
brought io. They were dellgbtedi to find
themselves again in the same boose and
in the same rooms where in early, times
they had passed many, happy days, but
which they had not seen tor a long time.
Tbeir friends, too, were very glad to see
them. The Count and the Baroness bad
both those tall fine figures which please in
middle life almost better than in youth.
If something of the fresh blonm had fad
ed off them, yet there was an air in tbeir
appearance which was always resistibly
attractive. Thyeir manners, too, were
thoroughly charming. Their free way of
taking bold of life and dealing with it,
their happy humor, and apparent easy
unembarrassment, communicated itself at
once to the rest; and a lighter atmosphere
hung about the whole party, without their
having observed its stealing on them.
The effect made itself felt immediately
on the entrance of the new comers. They
were fresh from the fashionable world, as
was to be seen at once, in ther dress, in
their equipment, and in everything about
and they formed a contrast not a
little striking with our friends, tbeir coun
try style, and the vehement feelings
were at work underneath among them.
This, soon, however, vory soon disappear
ed in the stream of past recoiled ion and
present interests, and a rapid, lively con
versation soon united them all. After a
short time they again separated. The
ladies withdrew to their own apartments,
and there found amusement enough In
the many things which they had to tell
each.other, and in setting to work at the
same time to examine the new fashions,
the spring dresses, bonnets, and suchlike;
while the gentlemen were employing
themselves looking at the new traveling
chariots, trotting out the horses, and be
ginning at once to bargain and exchange.
They did not meet again till dinner; in
the meantime they had chanced their
dress. And here, too, the newly-arrived
pair showed to advantage. Every
thing they wore was new, and in a style
which their friends at the castie had nev
er seen, and yet, being accustomed to it
themselves, it appeared perfectly natural
The conversation was brilliant and well
sustained, as, indeed, in the company of
such persons everything and nothing ap
pears to interest. They spoke In I’rehch
that the attendants might not understand
what they satd. and swept In happiest
burner over all that was passing in lh6
great orthe middle world
f whom §hi|il|l!te
ioly thing,” Charlotte
are finally settled, when weheUere per*
eons very dear to ns to be proyldcd for
have to strike into a Ireah path of life.
and-rery likely vraosrtHßemroiie;" —
“Indeed, my dear fir|ewlf |be
answered; **!( id outijwar fanltirWafldw
We pleaae onrselyes with imagining] mat-,
ters of this earth, and particularly, jmatri*
roonial connections, as yery enduring; and
as concerns, this last .point,. the.playp
which we We. oyer and oyer again help tp
mislead usi being, as they arf,so untrue
to the course 9! the world. In MoDaedy
we see a marriage as the last.aim of adc
sire which, is hindered and /.crossed
through a number of acts, and at the ta*
stant when it, is reached the;curtain finite,
and the momentary.satisfaction continues
so ring oh in pur ear/3. But in the.world
it Is Very different. The play goes on
still behind.the scenes, and when the cur-
lain rises again we may eee andMwar,
perhaps, little nough of the marriage."
“It cannot be st) very, bad, however,”
said Chaflqite.smUing, “We see people
. who have gone offlhe boardaof the thea
tre, ready enough to take a part upon
“There is nothing-to say against that,”
said the Count. “In a new character, a.
man may really venture on a seen ndt rial;
and when we know the world we eee
clearly that it is oply th is positive eternal
duration of marriage in a world where
in. motion, which has any
thing unbecoming about it A certain
friend of mine whole humor displays It
self principally in suggestions f<w new
taws, maintained that every marriage
should be concluded only for dre years.
Five, he said, was a sacred nomber—pret
ty and uneven. Such a period'would be
long enough for people to learn one an
other’s character, bring a child or two in.
to the world, quarrel, separate, and what
was beat, get reconciled again. Hewonld
often exclaim,;*How happy the first part
of the time would pass away r On one
side or the other .there would not fail to
to be a wish to have the relation coatia
ue longer, and the amiability would in
crease the nearer they got to ths parting
time, The .indifferent, even the ahMils
fled party, would be softened and gained
over by such behavior; they would for
get, as in pleasant company; the hours
pass always unobserved, how the Jdme
went by, and they would be
surprised when, after the term had run
they first observed that they had unknow
ingly prolonged it.”
, .Charming and pleasant as"all . this,
sounded (Charlotte felt i t to her soul) as
was the moral significance which lay be
low it, expressions of this kind, on Ot-
tiiie’s account, “were most distasteful to.
her. She knew very well that nothing
was "more dangerous thanthe .icentious
conversation which treats culpable or
semi-culpable actions as if they were com
mon, ordinary, and even laudable, and of
such undesirable kind assuredly were all
which touched on the sacred of marriage.
She endeavored, therefore, in her skilful
way, to give the conversation' another
tarn, and when she found that she could
not, it vexed her that Ottilie faad manag
ed everything so well that there was no
occasion for her to leave the table. In her
quiet observant way a nod or a look was
enough for her to signify to the bead ser
vant whatever was to be done, and ev
erything went off perfectly, although
there were a couple of strange men in
livery in the way, who were rather a
trouble than a convenience. And so the
Count, without feeling Charlotte’s bints,
went on giving bis opinions on the same
subject. Generally, be wss little eoongb
apt to be tedious in conversation; but
this was a thing which weighed so heavi
ly on his heart, and the difficulties which
he found in getting separated from bis
wife were so great that it bad made him
bitter against everything which concern
ed the marriage bond—that very bond
which, notwithstanding, he was so anx
iously desiaing between himself and the
“Toe same friend," he went on, “has •'
another law which he proposes. A mar- j. i
riage shall only be held indissoluble when
either both parlies, pr at least one or the
other, enter Into it for the third time.
Such persons musti be supposed to .ac
knowledge beyond a doubt that they find
maniage indispensable for themselves • I
they have had opportunities of thorough
ly knowing themselves; of knowing
how they conducted themselves in their
earlier anions; whether they have any
pecullarties of temper, which are a more
frequent cause of separation than Lad dis
positions. People would then observe
•ne another more closely; they would
pay as much attention to the married as
the unmarried, no one being able to tell
how things may turn out."
“That wool 1 ado no little to the inter I
est of society,” said Edward. "As things j
are now, when a man is married, nobodj J
cares any mere eUher for bis virtues or
for his vices-”
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