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CANADIAN MONTALY

AND

NATIONAL REVIEW

VOLUME II.

From JANUARY TO JUNE, 1879.

TORONTO:

ROSE-BELFORD PUBLISHING CO.

1879,

Entered according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hun

dred and seventy-nine, by the Rose-BELFORD PUBLISHING COMPANY, in the office of the Minister of Agriculture.

PRINTED BY HUNTER, ROSE & Co.,

TORONTO.

CONTENTS

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PAGE.
Addison. Prof. Lyall.

411
Alliance of Democracy and Protection; The.' John Maclean.

723
Argument from Scandal, The N. F. Davin, Toronto.

580
Art Education. L. R. O'Brien, Toronto.

584
Book Reviews.

626, 736
Canada Pacific Railway and Imperial Confederation, The Roswell
Fisher, Montreal.

543
Carlist Country, In the. Illustrated. Cecil Buckland.

513
Christmas Literature. J. L. Stewart.

73
Current Literature.

120, 252, 375, 503
Confederation of Canada with Britain, in relation to the Canada Pacific
Railway. James Whitman, B. A.

319
Depreciation of Bank Stocks. K. N. McFee, B. A., Montreal.

692
Dinners and Diners. F. A. Dixon, Ottawa.

645
Duration of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Alfred H. Dymond,
Toronto.

470
Escape from Siberia, An. L. c. Marvin.

302
Fallen Leaves. Wilkie Collins.

i30, 276, 403, 592, 633
Forms and Usages. J. G. Bourinot, B. A., Ottawa.

291
Greek Ornamental Art. Mrs. Francis Rye, Barrie.

548
Growth of the Post Office, The. T. C. B. Fraser, Napanee.

677
Home and Grave of Washington Irving, The.Howard J. Duncan,
Woodstock.

717
Halifax. James Whitman, B. A.

421
Indian's Views of Indian Affairs, An. Chief Joseph.

615
Keats, One more word about. Edgar Fawcett.

449
L'Homme qui crie. Frederick A. Dixon, Ottawa.

92
Literary Notes.

630, 748
Margaret's Sorrow. Belle Campbell
, Toronto.

685
My Last Patient. N. W. Racey.

554
Monks of Thelema. Walter Besant and James Rice. 52, 218, 350, 431
Nelson at Quebec. Dr. Henry H. Miles.

257
New Ideal of Womanhood, The. Fidelis. .

659
Papers by a Bystander.

108, 230, 359
Philosophy of Immigration. Wm. Brown, Guelph.

696
Plea for the Militia, A. Two Militiamen.

192
Political Destiny of Canada, The. Sir Francis Hincks.; C.B., K.C.M.G. 170
Pressing Problem, A. Fidelis.

455
Queen Victoria in Italy. C.

605
Reality and Mission of Ideal Characters, The. Elihu Burritt.

145
Reginald Ross: A Christmas Story. Edgar Fawcett.

1
Religious Belief in Court. W. B. Cook.

728
Round the Table

105, 248, 373, 500, 607, 731
Something about Peru. Illustrated. S. R. Smith.
.

33
Something more about Volcanoes. E C. Bruce.

157

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Southey, Robert. Walter Townsend, Toronto.

199

Sterne, Lawrence. do.

do.

385

Trial by Jury. D. B. Read, Q. C., Toronto.

216
Under One Roof. James Payn.

183, 328, 487, 525, 702

Washington Irving's Old Christmas. Walter Townsend, Toronto.

20

Wealth and its Uses. Rev. W. R. G. Mellen, Toronto.

341
Woman Question, The M., Toronto.

568

567

301

429

19

69

105

448

701

169

486

499

722

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182
591
327
409
318
340

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ROSE-BELFORD'S

CANADIAN MONTHLY

AND NATIONAL REVIEW.

JANUARY, 1879.

REGINALD ROSS.

A CHRISTMAS STORY.

BY EDGAR FAWCETT.

I.

W

HEN Miss Beatrice Sedgwick

came to live with her relative, Mrs. Ross, she made a fourth in the household circle, which already consisted of Reginald, his mother, and a Miss Eloise Forbes, a ward of the late Mr. Ross and an heiress of no inconsiderable wealth. Eloise, like Reginald, was at present absent from the Ross country-mansion, having left on a visit to some Newport friends soon after the general arrival, in June, from New York.

Reginald Ross was in his twenty-ninth year. He was what we call fine-looking ; his limbs were large and heavy-wrought, though neither unshapely nor ungraceful ; his breast was the breast of an athlete, and his head, small, with matted-looking waves of hair worn just long enough not to hide its dark gloss and its classic crispness, crowned a throat that rose from massive shoulders with solid majesty of moulding. His eyes were of a soft humid hazel, but noticeably restless. He wore a brown curly beard and

moustache, neither of them abundant, and he dressed with a kind of subdued dandyism that was by no means averse to one or two accentuated touches of colour.

Since her son was never much to be depended upon as regarded his movements, Mrs. Ross was not greatly sur. prised, one morning, to have him suddenly return from a fishing tour along the Massachusetts coast, and to hear him announce his intention of remaining at home for an indefinite period.

On this lady's face, delicate as a half-faded wild rose, and in her dark eyes, that had doubtless wrought sorry havoc of old, there now appeared much quiet satisfaction at the intelligence given by her son. She adored Reginald, but it was not purely for such reason that she now desired him at home; for, tenderly loving Beatrice Sedgwick and wishing with fervour to see her Reginald's wife, Mrs. Ross perceived in the absence of Eloise Forbes a future reason why these two young people should enjoy much of each other's unshared society.

However easily intimate might have

now

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