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might like to choose his own apart- sir, and this the small drawing. ment. Dinner would be ready as

The apartments to the left soon as Mr. Carrington pleased ; were fitted up as nurseries when the but perhaps he would like to walk present Sir Robert was born. This over part of the house first. This is her ladyship’s boudoir, and this seemed very reasonable to Guy. behind it, was her bedroom, when

Now, Mrs. Watkins, who even she did not occupy the state bed. during the summer months, except room. This was built for a reading in unusually sultry weather, had a room, and her ladyship's maid used certain number of fires daily

to occupy this room. That is all kindled, so as to air the whole

this part of the house.” house at least once a week, had “What a charming room the decided to put the visitor invited reading-room is, Mrs. Watkins," by Mr. Pierce—which not

said Guy exactly the same thing as a visitor “If you would like to occupy it

, invited by her ladyship-into one sir," said Mrs. Watkins, “ the only of the small suites of apartments objection would be that you would in the wing, bordering on the have to go upstairs to your

bed. stables. The purpose faltered as room.It would hardly have she looked at Guy, whose modest, occurred to Mrs. Watkins as unassuming manners, fresh youth, possible that the idea of profaning and delicate features, recommended Lady Frances's bedroom should him at once to her approval. So she have occurred to Guy, but Mrs. thought he should have his own way.

Watkins liked to guard against “This, sir, is the great dining- impossibilities. “But if you didn't

I do not think you would mind, when you have no company, feel at all comfortable to sit there sir, breakfast and dinner would be by yourself.”

served in the room which was Mr. “Not at all,” said Guy, with Millikin's; and then you would not a glance at the large canvases be disturbed here, but would come on the walls, curious in one or in and out just as you found contwo instances as works of art, as venient. In that case, sir, please showing the rare example of a to walk this way, and I will show failure of the ennobling pencil of

you your bedroom."

So Guy's Sir Thomas Landseer, before the gîte was settled. irrepressible peculiarities of the “ I will send up hot water Plumville physiognomy.

directly, Mr. Carrington," said this is the library. I have fires Mrs. Watkins, “will you be ready here twice every week; and if you for dinner at half-past seven, sir? please to wish for the keys of the “I shall be very glad of it," said bookcase, sir, you will be pleased to Guy,"for I think I am very hungry. order James to fetch them to you. “You must please to dine in the My lady wishes the cases to be dining-room to-day, sir,” explained kept locked.” The library was of Mrs. Watkins, "a little bit of fire equal size to the dining-room, to will seem to make it more comwhich it corresponded, the book- panionable, and to-morrow your shelves being architectural portions own apartments will be ready. of the apartment, and partially And so Guy found himself in. accessible by a light oaken gallery, stalled. The dignity of the Hall and a pair of portable steps rolling formed an acceptable counterpoise on castors.

to the indignities offered at the “ This is the state drawing-room, works.

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CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS.

NEW SERIES.-No. 17.

REV. J. LLEWELYN DAVIES, M.A.

IF Maurice and his followers introduced what has been regarded as a suspicious element of moonshine into their new views of doctrine, it must be contrariwise allowed that they brought a very wholesome and fructifying sunshine into the activity of their daily lives. Under the stimulus of a new religious impulse, they had to re-adjust the composition of the old theological scheme, and not wishing to destroy what seemed to them to have been, and yet to be, of such noble service to humanity, they were now and then unconsciously drawn to tolerate traditional lines of incorrect perspective, or to introduce new ones of somewhat puzzling direction—and these they disguised by flooding the doctrinal landscape with an ardent, enthusiastic radiance, a moonlight that was sometimes delusive, for its soft lights and shadows seemed to less gentle artists, a misleading veil meant to cover that which could not well bear the searching influence of the everyday sun.

That no misdirection was meant, may be proved by the fact that the greater portion of their influence has been undeniably one of true enlightenment, and that the practical work into which their enthusiasm drove or directed them, is of a value which no criticism would think of impugning.

The subject of our sketch, though so intimately connected with Denison Maurice, does not belong to his generation. Nor is he quite a generation younger, but was a schoolboy when Maurice was publishing his first lectures.

John Llewelyn Davies was born 26th February, 1826, at Chichester, when his father, who was afterwards for a long period rector of Gateshead, Durham, was rector of St. Pancras. This John Davies was of Welsh origin, and was an ardent student, who had fought his way into knowledge. He used to write and publish a little, chiefly devoting himself to metaphysics of a now somewhat old-fashioned type. Under him Llewelyn received his early education, proceeding later to Repton School, under Dr. Peile. At Repton he remained until his time came to go to Cambridge. There were in those days no scholarships open to competition to smooth the way from school to college. Entering Trinity College, Davies won the Bell Scholarship, a blue ribbon of a special order, being a University scholarship, confined to clergymen's sons in their first year. Anyone who will glance at the records of ancient University honours will notice how much they run in families, and how there seem to be dynasties of scholarship presided over by particular names. It may be mentioned, as a modern instance, that while Mr. Davies was senior Bell scholar, his eldest son has just carried off the second Bell Scholarship, holding the place occupied in his father's time by David Vaughan.

Llewelyn Davies manifested a distinctly classical bent, but at Cambridge in his time (1848) it was necessary to obtain honours in mathematics before classical honours could be competed for. After 1850 this distinctive mark of the mathematical tendency of Cambridge was

done away.

Davies's year was a good one: he obtained Senior Optime rank in Mathematics, Todhunter being Senior Wrangler, and Bishop Mackenzie second; and in Classics he was bracketed fifth in the first class, with intimate friends, now distinguished, on both sides of him. Scott, who headed the list, is now Head Master of Westminster School; Westcott, who followed him, is the well-known Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge, and Canon of Peterborough ; Barry, who followed Davies, is Principal of King's College, London, and Canon of Worcester.

In the First Class of that year also, a few places below Davies, was the Hon. E. H. Stanley, the present Earl Derby, who in Mathematics obtained the position of Junior Optime; he was a hard-working student.

Among friends of Davies's of younger standing were Sir William V. Harcourt, of his own College, who took a First Class in 1851, and Sir James Fitzjames Stephen.

What was greatly interesting the serious section of University men at this time, was the early High Church movement, a kind of renaissance of Evangelicalism, under modern conditions, combined with a great yearning for principles large enough and spiritual enough to draw men together beneath one banner, and that a flag worth fighting under. Maurician and Coleridgian influences were breathing their noble and subtle attractiveness. Maurice was a good deal made known in his writings of this time by the elder Macmillan, a brother of the present publisher of that name. The late Daniel Macmillan was acquainted with Maurice, and personally his devoted adherent and follower. To his recommendation many Cambridge men owed their first acquaintance with Maurice's writings.

Llewelyn Davies, who had been destined for the Church all along, was soon glad to count himself a follower of Maurice, with whom at

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