Tylney Hall


Tylney Hall


and the carriage window, that he might call the

refractory admirer to task; but the presence of

his sister put him in mind of her admonition, and

he remained passive. In the meantime it gave

him some consolation to reflect whither they were

going, and on the irresistible attractions of his first

favourite, whose portrait his imagination painted

in the most glowing colours ; and then he amused

himself in bedaubing and disfiguring the full-

length he had lately drawn of Miss Twigg, till,

like the ideal lady in the Rivals, " she had a hump

on each shoulder, a skin like a mummy, a beard

like a Jew, was as crooked as a crescent, and rolled

her one eye like the bull in Cox's museum." He

then mentally held up the two pictures for com-

parison, in the very spirit of Hamlet, and wondered

utterly how his son and heir could hesitate with

such a choice. " It's impossible, I know," he said

to himself, " to put old heads on young shoulders,

but the head of a two-year old ought to know

which to choose. Why there's young Twigg

would jump at Grace, for 1 saw him throwing the

eyes of a whole flock of sheep at her; and so

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