down the stairs, and, looking in Julia's face with the most polite courtesy, he desired her to walk up stairs while he considered her letter. The servants were ordered at the same time to conduct Joe into the hall, and be civil to him. Julia ascended after her noble patron. In the mean time Lord C—'s chaplain who had been with his Lordship in the country, arrived at the house. He came home before his Lordship, to finish some business of importance to himself before dinner-time. When he entered, he observed Joe staring about in the hall, and perceiving him to be a stranger from the country, entered into conversation with him. He had not many questions to ask, for Joe with his usual frankness told him the whole history—about himself, about Julia, and Julia's business, and where she was now, and with whom. Now this chaplain was plain in his manners, and equally plain in his dress—so plain, that he scarcely appeared to be of the cloth. Tho' an enemy to blood shed, he was far from being a coward; though a churchman, he was no hypocrite; and though he detested subscription to the Thirty-nine Articles, he was allowed to be a very honest man.