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ATEST U CILJU
She was an artist and a puelesa, "het

After the lepe of nearly two years since the was not wicked, not myen lax, but she was

declaration of liis wishes, it is not probable that

they should continue in a sufficient degree to bold and caring in her e roursions through

occasion mutual embarrassment. the debatable land hetween

· LADY CAROLINE LAMB.
love and

“ His agreeable society” was too much
friendship," She fell in love with met the followed a fearful scene.. Lady for poor Annabella, and the marriage took
bourne liecause he was "the embodiment | Caroline lost her self-control. screamed, and I place in January, 1815, to end as all the
of the views on liberty which she so much attempted to kill kerself. Lady Melbourne world knows. Lady Melbourne bitterly
adinired in Fox." The statement is inter described this scene in a letter to Byron :-

resented the scandal :-
esting. Whig society, which ruled England

She broke a glass and scratched herself, as Knowing as little as I do, I confess I wish it
in the early years of last century, was you call it, with the broken pieces. Ly. 0. could have been settled amicably-and not
exclusivo, aristocratie, immoral, but it and Ly. H. screamed instead of taking it from brought before a tribunal like the World, where
prated with some sincerity (if, indeed, one her, and I had just left off holding her for two everything of the sort is discussed and repre.
can prate sincerely) of political liberty. minutes--she had a pair of scissors in her hand sented with levity, indifference, and derision,

The marriage was a failure from the first. when I went up, with which she was wounding and without regard to the pain it may give.
Lady Melbourne's letters show that she had
herself, but not deeply.

Everything that passes between Husband and

Wife ought to be sacred the strongest reasons
many reasons to complain of her daughter.
in-law's conduct with other men besides

can hardly justify a departure from this rulo---
A certain failure.

that you have them (sic) the relative situation
Byron, and Lady Caroline declared bitterly All this has, of course, been told before. of Husband and Wife is so delicate, so united
that her husband was responsible for her What is not well known, if it were known at and blended together, that both must be
lapses :---

all before this book was published, is that it affected in some degree by publicity.
He (William) cared nothing for my morals. I was largely in order to win Byron from her

was largely in order to win Byron from her! That was, of course, the point of view of
I might flirt and go about with whom I pleased. daughter-in-law that the masterful Lady

the polite world.
He was privy to my affair with Lord Byron, and Melbourne engineered his marriage with her
laughed at it. His indolence rendered him in niece, the unhappy “. Annabella” Milbanke.
sensible to everything. When I ride, play, and
The letters from the niece to her aunt show

“THE EMPTY SACK.”
amuso him he loves me, in sickness and suffering

in their priggish self-satisfaction how tragi.
he deserts me; his violence is as bad as my own.

As a study of present-day life in America, cally unsuited Annabella was to be Byron's

- The Empty Sack," by Basil King (Hodder A fearful scene. wife, and how certain it must have been that

and Stoughton, 7s. 60.), is well above the Byron was a friend and correspondent of T the marriage would be a miserable failure.

average. The pathetic figures of Old Follett. Lady Sielbourne, and she did her best to | In one of her letters she says :

too old for his job; Teddy, the young bank.
bring the friendship with Lady Caroline, of

clerk, who succumbs to a passing temptation,
which Byron was growing very weary, to | so, and then I am too apt to imitate them. and pays so dearly for it; and his wonderful
an end. The last meeting took place, on | This makes good temper in my companions mother, whose belief in her boy will not be
July 6th, 1813, at a Whig party, attended very neceseary for my peace, and if I am not

shattered--there are not easily forgotten.
by all the social and political celebrities of | disturbed by others in this way I have not any

The millionaire banker and his wife are not
the day, including Sheridan, "rather drunk

disposition to disturb them. In I am never sulky, but my spirits are easily

quite so convincing as the other characters and rolling about "in a corner.

| depressed, particularly by seeing anybody | in the book. The plot is good and skillully Suddenly the crowd broke, and there passed I unhappy.

I worked out.

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ing on piles over a river bed, the Mansion House | THE ARRANT ROVER

By Berta Ruck took fourteen years to complete, for it was not occupied until 1753. THE PRIVET HEDGE

By J. E. Buckrose
THE PACE OF THE OX

By F. E. Mills Young
The Lord Mayor's dress.
THE RAJAH'S DAUGHTER

By F. E. Penny
With regard to the Lord Mayor's dress,
Sir William says:
MR. PIM

By A. A. Milne
ALICE ADAMS

By Booth Tarkington
As the Lord Mayor has many official capacities,
his costume varies as the functions demand. THE TOWER OF OBLIVION

By Oliver Onions
At the Coronation he has a special robe copied

THE MAN WHO ALMOST LOST (3/6 net)
from the portraits of his predecessors when

By Joseph Hocking
vested for this great and all-important solemnity. THE EMPTY SACK

By Basil King
Whenever the Sovereign or when a foreign
monarch or head of Stato visits the City, the
THE LONG, LONE TRAIL

By A. G. Hales
Lord Mayor wears a crimson velvet robo of State
THE LITTLE RED FOOT

By Robert W. Chambers
only differing in a few details from that assigned
to earls and fastened with gold cords and tassels. THE VATS OF TYRE

By Roy Bridges
On occasions of lesser stato the Lord Mayor
DESERT VALLEY

By Jackson Gregory
appears in a black and gold robe, such as is
worn by the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief QUIN

By the Author of “Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch "
Justice, the Master of the Rolls, the Lords
Justices, and other high dignitaries. This he

VANISHED GODS

By Clive Desmond, Author of “Intrigue," etc.
invariably wears when he goes to St. Paul's THE OPEN VERDICT

By William Le Queux
Cathedral, where he has a special stall or throno,
over which the State Sword is suspended, on
LOVE IS OF THE VALLEY

By David Lyall
the left side of the choir. The same robe is
THE BAR-20 THREE

By Clarence E. Mulford
used at his attendance at the City churches, in
all of which there is a Lord Mayor's pow with a COW COUNTRY

By B. M. Bower
sword-stand, in a socket of which the Sword is
inserted. At the Sessions of the Central
THE STRENGTH OF THE PINES

By Edison Marshall
Criminal Court, at meetings of the Corporation, THE RED MASQUERADE

By Louis Joseph Vance
and when presiding in the Justice Room, he
wears a violet robe trimmed with sable. On
THE SHIELD OF SILENCE

By Harriet T. Comstock
Saints' days and very special occasions a scarlet
WINTERGREEN

By Janet Laing
robe with fur takes the place of the violet. As
he is the head of the Lieutenancy, he uses its RILLA OF INGLESIDE

Author of " Anne of Green Gables,” ctc.
uniform on military occasions.
THE LAW OF THE FOUR JUST MEN

By Edgar Wallace
Sir William has probably a more intimate
knowledge of the Mansion House and Lord
SIGHT UNSEEN

By Mary Roberts Rinehart
Mayors than any man living, as he has been
Private Secretary to successive Lord Mavors | HODDER & STOUGHTON, Ltd., Publishers, LONDON, E.C.4
since 1875.

And at Edinburgh, Manchester, Leicester, Toronto, Sydney and New York

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