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follies but his own; and the wise “ A young lady, whose name it man I complained of in the begin- is unnecessary to mention, was ning of my letter, never tells you on the point of giving her hand Mr. Such-a-one always thought to a gentleman of the same age. so, but I always said so.
Interest did not preside at this therefore intreat you, Mr. Edi- engagement, as is but too comtor, to forbid the use of this monly the case. Their passions monosyllable, and you will much were equally ardent and recipoblige,
rocal. In the very moment that Sir,
they were approaching the altar, Your friend, &c. the young man recollects that
some necessary papers are want-
mony may be postponed for a
fortnight, that he may immediBy adding one vowel to the ately set out, and have time suffollowing twenty-eight letters, it ficient to return with these pawill make two lines in verse. pers.
What a cruel incident ! They were written over the ten but he will not delay a moment commandments in Awelck church, to fly back on the wings of love in Wales ; and remained a whole
to his adorable mistress. He is century before the true sense was
impatient to conclude the cerefound out :
mony that is to confirm the hapPRSVR Y PRFC TMN
piness of his life ; and that life VRKPTHS PRCPTSTN
itself is attached to ties that can
haps, more passionately, more AN AFFECTING HISTORY, FROM THE
delicately sensible to the soft in
fluence, than men. M. D'ARNAUD.
bride paid no attention to the The madness of Clementina, in
that were alledged. sir Charles Grandison, has been What reasons, indeed, can he thought very improbable by many urged to a heart replete with the persons, and even by some men tender passion! She gives way of genius. An extreme degree of to complaints, and to all the sensibility is, indeed, necessary alarms that fancy could suggest. to discover with what truth this She sees she is alive only to the character is described ; for the pain of being torn from the obworld and lettered men in gene- ject that was far dearer to her ral, who are as apt to spoil and than herself. And these are the deform, seldom know the virtue feelings—this the conduct of of a just and natural representa- genuine love! But it is impostion. All, however, that we sible to proceed with the cereshall say further in behalf of mony! the impatient lover has Richardson, that sublime moral- already left his mistress, whose ist—that true painter of the hu- too susceptible heart consults man heart, is to relate a singu- not the little decorums of her lar fact, which can be attested by sex, nor the representations of the whole province of Normandy. her family. In a mind, uncor
rupted by refinement, love as- do his relations
refuse-you sumes the character, the noble sigh, sir !-must I never then be pride of virtue ; and it feels a his ! - speak, sir — tell
me!' degree of self-complacency, it ‘Oh, madam, arın yourself with glories in its transports. The courage. No, my nephew was young lady hesitates not to la
not capable of such dishonourment, openly, a delay which was, able conduct; but, a violent illhowever, to be of such short ness- - An illness !—I run-I duration. But the hours of ab- fly—my parents will permit me.' sence are years—are ages of tor- Stay, madam, this goodness is ture to whomsoever has the mis- now useless. At these words, fortune of being in love.
the old man burst into tears. “ In the mean time, however, The young lady is speechless and the young lady receives a letter immoveable. - Ah ! madam, you from her lover, which one would understand me but too well !imagine, would relieve her from He is dead !' He is dead !' this cruel state of agitation and screamed the unhappy lady. Her terror. After renewing a thou- fears are but too well founded. sand protestations of everlasting She is informed that a sudden love, he dwells with transport death had snatched her love from on his approaching felicity, and her, the very evening before he fixes the day of his arrival. It was to have set out on his return : may be supposed, that his mis- and that he had only time to retress in proportion to the plea- quest his uncle to go and see his sure she derived from this intel- intended bride, to assure her, ligence, anticipated the happy that in his last moments he loved day, and that she was at the her, if possible, with more ardour place where her lover was to than ever, and to do every thing alight; even some hours before in his power to console her.he could arrive. Her eyes were
- He is dead !-he is no more !' continually at the window. At repeats the wretched lady, with the least noise, 'it is he ! it is a voice, that seems to issue from he!'
The moment the stage- the bottom of her soul. Alas ! coach appears, she is the first to her mind is now wandering; her perceive it. She has wings—she reason has abandoned her ; no fies, with impatient eyes—she remedy can cure the dreadful seeks her beloved. Where is affliction, nor mitigate such hopehe?-where is he is not mon- less woe.
This unfortunate vicsieur
among the pas- tim survived her love to be long, sengers ?-where-where is he?' long devoured by the excess of An elderly gentleman now steps calamity. Can it be believed, out of the coach, with deep sor- that for fifty years past, notwithrow visible in his face-'Madam, standing the severity of the seait is my duty to'- What! is
sons, she goes every day on foot, he not come, sir !-he told me about two leagues, and repairs to
what, what prevents him ?' the place where she had hoped to I am his uncle, madam, and I see her lover, alighting from the
come express' What ! coach. She only utters, . He is has he changed his mind, sir! not come yet; I will return to-does he cease to love me ! morrow !' These are all the
words she has uttered for fifty madness, they say, is not prejuyears past; for she is buried in dicial to society, but, on the con& deep and unceasing grief. trary, is worthy of all the respect Some people, who know not and veneration that is due to the what it is to feel (and such bar- wretched. And, is not this unbarians there are), had advised happy lady among the number to have her confined. The ma- of those, for whom Tully has cregistrates, more compassionate ated, if I may so express myself, than these weak and hard-heart- these beautiful, these admirable, ed men, have determined not to these affecting expressions. Res deprive her of her liberty. Her est sacra Miser!"
Dr. Holland was with Mr. Pas in that part, wrought a perfect tum, at the time when the latter cure. is supposed to have written his DR. SHERRIDAN.—There was verses dated from that place. a mutual attachment between Some months after, Sidney Smith the doctor and miss Faden. He met Dr. Holland at a dinner, and called one morning to take leave enquired, whether it were true, of her for a few days, before he set that Rogers had written anything out on a journey. She asked him, at the moment of their visit. in a tone of voice that well ex“ No, not that I remember; only pressed more than the words a vérse or two." " Only a verse that accompanied it, “ how long or two?" interrupted Sidney he intended to stay away?"
" To Smith." Only a verse or two! which he immediately answered, Why, Rogers takes to his bed af
“ You ask how long I'll stay from thee ter writing a verse or two : he
Suppress those rising fears ; has straw Aung down before his If you should reckon time like me, door-his knocker is muffled- Perhaps ten thousand years." his friends send to enquire after LAURENCE STERNE.—Some per: him--and the servant answers, son remarked to him, that apoas well as can be expected.'” thecaries bore the same relation
EFFECTS OF DRESS.—Garrick, to physicians, that attornies do in the early part of his life, per- to barristers So they do,” said formed Ranger with most un- Sterne ; " but apothecaries and common spirit, and so well dress- attornies are not alike, for the ed and looked the part, that a lạtter do not deal in scruples." young lady of great family, for- THE SPARTANS. -A Spartan tune, and high expectation, fell mother, after the first news of a violently in love with him. Her battle, went out of the city to friends, finding it in vain to rea- obtain more intelligence. A messon with her, took her to see him senger came and informed her, perform Scrub; the very con- that both her sons were among temptible appearance he made the slain. 6 Wreteh !" said' she, “ I did not enquire the fate of heard the late sir G. Staunton my sons, but that of my country." say, that when general Meddows When told that Sparta was vic- reviewed four war elephants that torious, she exclaimed, “ then I had been sent from Ceylon to rejoice in the death of my sons." Madras, to assist in getting the
A Spartan mother presented a British artillery through the shield to her son, going to battle, gauts, a very extraordinary cirwith these words, “ Son, either cumstance took place.—The war this, or upon this.” Another to elephant, it is well known, is her son, complaining that his trained to perform the grand sasword was too short, said, “ Add lam, which is done by falling on a step to it.”
the first joint of the fore leg, at a Demetrius, king of Sparta, be- certain signal. The largest of ing asked whether he was silent the four elephants was particuthrough folly or wisdom, replied, larly noticed by the general, as “ fools cannot be silent.”
being terribly out of condition ; Xerxes, at the head of half a the keeper was ordered to explain million of men, wrote this to the cause, and was in the act of Leonidas, “surrender your arms.” doing this to the general, when Leonidas, who commanded only the elephant advanced a few steps three hundred Spartans, returned out of the line, and with one this answer- "come and fetch stroke of his proboscis laid his them.”
keeper dead at his feet; he then Just before the battle of Ther- . retired back into his position, mopylæ, a Spartan soldier came and performed the grand salam. and reported, that the Persians The circumstance excited conwere so numerous, that their siderable alarm, when the wife of clouds of arrows would darken the keeper ran up to the dead
“ So much the better," body, and in a broken sort of exsaid Leonidas, “ for we shall clamation, cried out that she was fight in the shade."
always afraid that something of Lord Waldegrave abjured the this sort would happen, as he Catholic religion, and was a long was constantly in the habit of time ambassador at Paris. He robbing that elephant of his rawas one day teased upon the sub- tions of rice, by taking them ject of his conversion, by the away from his crib, after they duke of Berwick. Pray,” said had been served out to him, unhe, “ Mr. ambassador, who had'der the inspection of his supemost to do in your conversion, rior. This anecdote is rather the minister of state, or the mi- à staggering one, but I have nister of religion?" " This is a mentioned it to many persons question," said
his lordship, who have been in India, and you must excuse my answering, most of them were no strangers for when I ceased to be a catho- to the circumstance. One gentlelic, I renounced confession.” man informed me that it was
THE ELEPHANT.-There are authentically recorded in the some facts recorded of the ele
philosophical transactions of that phant, that one scarcely knows day, but this I cannot vouch for, how to reconcile to mere instinct, having never searched for it.if the facts be genuine. I have Lacon.
Three and spout from their mouth German robbers having acquired, the white froth, which, swimby various atrocities, what a- ming on the surface of the water, mounted to a valuable booty, the hungry fish eagerly devour they agreed to divide the spoil, as food, and are quickly tossed and to retire from so dangerous a on to the shore by the claws of vocation. When the day arrived the tiger. They also catch torwhich they had appointed for toises, and tear them from their that purpose, one of them was shells by wonderous artifice, in dispatched to a neighbouring order to devour them. Sometown, to purchase provisions for times a tiger lurking unseen untheir last carousal. The other der the high grass, or in a bramtwo secretly agreed to murder ble bush, quietly watches a troop him on his return, that each of horse passing by, and rushes might come in for half the plun- with impetuosity on the horse der, instead of one-third. They man that closes the company.
but the murdered man An account of the Abipones, a was a closer calculator than his people of Paraguay. assassins, for he had previously CHARLES BANNISTER AND Jus. poisoned part of the provisions, TICE STAPLE.When Charles in order that he might appropri- Bannister performed for John ate the whole of the spoil to Palmer at the commencement of himself. The triumvirate of the Royalty theatre, he was in-. worthies were found dead to- dicted with the rest of the comgether.
pany, and had to appear before TIGERS OF PARAGUAY.-Innu- the magistrates of the Tower merable tigers are yearly cau ht Hamlet, when there, the above in Paraguay with leathern thongs justice addressing himself to by the Spaniards and Indians, on Charles in particular, said, with horseback, and are strangled, af- an air: of great personal conter being swiftly dragged for sequence and authority, “Mr. some time along the ground. Bannister, I shall clap a padlock How great the strength of the upon you."
“ Will you ?" antiger must be, you may judge swered Charles, “ then by Heafrom this—that if they meet ven! I'll draw your staple." two horses in the pastures tied AN AMERICAN COURT OF Jus.. together with a thong, to pre- TICE.-A Virginia gentleman who vent their escaping, they attack had visited Pittsburgh to attend and slay the one, and drag him, a trial,
gave a singular de. along with the other live one, to scription of the manners of an their den. I should not have be- American court of justice. Neilieved this, had I not myself wit- ther counsel nor judge, as is well nessed it. Their cúnning is equal known, wear a gown. The barto their strength. If the wood rister retained in the present and the plain deny them food, instance, being incommoded by they will procure it by fishing in heat, first stripped off his coat, the water. As they are excel- then his waistcoat. In an interlent swimmers they plunge up to val of pleading he put a segar their neck in some lake or river, into his mouth, and deliberately