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Murch 1. all of which were still standing.. To EING, some few years since, a
wards vine o'clock, the sun shining BEING
mere traveller across that part very bright, several boats came to of the country which constitutes the the shore, and carried off many peoAlpine scenery of Malvern, I had not ple. A young man, son to our house time to do more than make the keeper, finding me out, told me that drawing of the Church * (See Pl. I.) he was endeavouring to hire a boat, which is situated to the left of the to carry his mother (who was also road leading to Ledbury, &c. There much burt, and then in the square) are few situations. more grand in a on board a ship. He very kindly peculiar way, as the semi-mountains asked me to go with them, to which rise in a long line in one direction, I imagine I hardly answered in the and within them (opposed to the level affirmative, as supposing all the danEastward) are the numerous fortified ger of fire to be over, and therefore hills of Herefordshire, mostly coni- unwilling to leave my only friend cal and smooth on their surfaces, ex Mr. Forg behind me. We were now cept where the autient Britons have again in a crowd of people, with broken them for the purposes of de- their bundles, all endeavouring to fence. Yours, &c. M. procure boats: amongst them was
Mr. George Parclay, lying upon a
mattress, having, as i afterwards Mr. Chase's Account of the Earth- heard, one of his feet mashed by a quake at LISBON. stone ; but I saw no more of either
Mr. (Continued from p. 110.)
him or the housekeeper's son.
Forg returning from the waterside N Sunday morning about five desired us all to remove thither, or blowing fresh, it drove the flames said, to get a boat, for the mowith the utmost rapidity down the ment they touched the shore they hill from the Cathedral towards our were immediately filled. side of the Square. This obliged us directly complied with, and I found immediately to move our station; the cool air from the water very reand the black servants carrying me freshing ; but it did not last long, opposite to the Custom-house, left for in a little time it grewexcessively me there, till they could convey their hot, and we soon perceived that the masters' bundles to the other side; fire, which we imagined to have left but so quick was the progress of the so far behind us, had crept along flames, that they presently seized the through the low buildings by the Custom-house, and bursting out all water-side close by us. This obliged at once with a violent heat, I at us immediately to return into the tempted all I could to get away'; Square, soon after which the fames, which being unable to do, I remained by means of a large quantity of timscorching there, till good Mr. Forg ber that lay upon the shore, gained appeared, and removed me a little the end of the Palace next to the way from it. The blacks then came water, which, to our great surprize, and conveyed me again to Mr.Graves's blazed out afresh, though before it family, laying me, as before, upon had seemed to be quite extinguished; their bundles. We were now very and presently we found ourselves near the Palace, the roof of which every way surrounded by a prudihad already fallen in ; and the fire gious fire, attended with such a was so much decreased, that there shower of ashes from the timber by seemed but little left. to burn, and the water-side, that, to keep them we apprehended no danger, except off, notwithstanding the violent heat, from the falling of the walls, almost I was forced to close my quilt over
O the ; it
* We beg to refer our Readers to an extract from “ Malvern,” a beautiful descriptive Poem by Dr. Booker, in our volume for 1802, p. 16, in which he laments the depredation committed by the ivy on the venerable Painted Glass Windows in the Church. These have been accurately surveyed by Mr. Carter, in the same volume, p. 923 ; and the melancholy state of the Church lamented in our volume for 1805, p. 895. May we hope that some Correspondent will have to communicate, that the Church is now properly repaired? Epit, Gent. Mag. March, 1813.
About this time two ped; and immediately the dismal Chaises Muchos, or Moles, with all roar of Misericordia ! resounded, as, their furniture on, running about is always usual during the earthloose, the harness of one of the quakes : of these there had been secaught fire, and blazing all over its veral uncounted by me, as the fire back, inade the mule gallop, with was now become the more threatenthe greatest speed, backwards and ing danger. Their exclamations led forwards over the people. I guessed me to expect another shock ; but not the distance they might be fron: me perceiving any trembling at all, I was was my security, till
thie inore surprized at this circumbudy cry out, “ You are on fire ;” stance, and venturiog to open my and feeling my quilt snalched away, quilt, I saw every one kneeling down, saw it thrown upon the ground; the and the great Square full of fames; fire was then stainped out, and the for the people from the adjoining quilt relurned to me again. I then streets båd by this time filled it with told Mrs. Graves, if she did not re- bundles, and, as the fire increased, move, we should be on fire again ; had taken themselves only away ; that it were better to go into ihe cor these were now all in flames, except ner of the Square, where the entrance just at our corner, and under the Pato the Palace had been, as the only lace-walls, where Mr. Graves's family place free from bundles, and where 'had retired; but as the wind blew the wind did not blow the flames; in very fresh, and drove the flames in short, rather to run the risquc of the sheets of fire close slanting over our falling of the walls, than to remain heads, expecting them every mithus certainly exposed to the fire: nule to seize upon us, I again lost all but Mrs. Graves, whose spirits were my spirits, and abandoning myself to now quite exhausted, replie:t, it was despair, thought it still impossible, impossible to go any where to avoid after so many escapes, to avoid the the evil; and having already removed sort of death I so much dreaded. several times io no purpose, she Passing away some time in these horwould stir no farther. Mr. Forg, rid apprehensions, the wind suddenly however, told me, if I desired it, he abated, and the fire burning upright, would carry me there, and accord- made vo farther progress. This reingly did so, with the help of the storing hope to us again, hunger blacks; and placing me upon a small obliged those who had provisions to bundle belonging to a Portuguese, think of eating, when an Irish Roman they returned back. Soon after i Catholic gentlewoman, sitting near heard several Portuguese nien and me, asked if n.y name was not Chase. women animate each other to altempt She said, she knew my father inany an escape, rol withstanding the flame, years, and gave me a large piece of through the ruins of the Palace; they water melon. Mr. Forg also soon in consequence mounted over the after brought me some bread, and rubbish, and soon disappeared : when carrying me on his back to Mr. part of an arch, through which they Graves's family, left me there ; and were to pass, falling in, il caused å presently after, going himself with kind of compassionaic cry among the his uncle and the old lady to the wapeuple near us; but as none of the ter-side (to which there was now a adventurers returued, I would hope passage, the pent-house being burnt they were successful. About an hour down), and not returning soon, I after this, the fire still gaining upon began to imagine they were gone. us, my figure excited the pity of a At this crisis Mr. Waubbes, who I Portuguese woman, to begin her think was the gentleman that assisted prayers, in a melancholy tone, hold- in bringing me to the Square, partly ing a crucifix over my head, while confirmed my apprehensions, by saythe people, on their knees, forining ing, he was surprized that Mr. Forg a circle round us, joined with her, had left me at last ; but, for my own which was what I had all along much part, I had far more reason to be feared would happen. I waited the surprized that he had not done it event with the utmost anxiety, and before, and to think myself very had determined to pretend being happy, that, after saving my life so senscless; when she abruptly stop- many times, he had not descrted me
till the most imminent dangers were begged earnestly, for some water ; of almost over. So far, therefore, from which there being but little left, he making any complaint, I only wished was refused : he therefore laid hiinself him the utmost happiness which the down, and roaring out in the most warmest gratitude for my preserva- dreadful agonies, prevailed with her tions coulů dictate. However, as he to give him all there was. Soon af. had been in a manner almost the sole ter, seeing the two women who had person who had shewn me any atten- given me the water-melon going with tion, I could not but be very uneasy a man toward the water-side, I deat my present situation, and deter- sired the maid-servant to apply to mined to exert myself as much as them, and ask if they had any room possible, pow that I had nobody left for me in their boat. She was an. to depend upon for any assistance. swered in the negative; when I begI therefore immediately applied to ged of her also to call to the waterMr. Graves, to beg a place in the boat men, wiso began now to appear. At which he was endeavouring io pro last one of them came up, and I ofcure for his family; to which he was fered him half a moeda, which he depleased to reply, " that his own fa- clined, saying, they were sent only mily was sufficient to fill any boat he for the servants of the Palace ; how. was likely to get; that it was no time ever, that he would go and consult for ceremony; therefore he could his companion upon it. About three not pretend to offer any such thing." o'clock, as I suppose, we gan to Surprized at such an answer, more hear a dreadful rumbling noise under especially as the boats upon that ri- grouad, which to me seemed to prover are so large, I asked him “if his ced from amongst the ruins of the black servants reckoned part of his Palace, as if the earth had opened family; or, if not, whether he world there, and the river was rushing in permit me to employ one of them to and forcing great stones along with try to hire me a boal?” To which Mr. it. The cause of this, however, I Waubbes, to whom it seems one of could not learn; but it coutinued till the blacks belonged, directly an my departure. Mr. Houston, a cof. swered, “I was welcome to his ser fce-house man, with whom I had not vant, to go wherever I pleased.” Mr. the least acquaintance, seeing the Graves also said, I might if I liked miserable condition I was in, now it; but that it was impossible to get came to me, and, offering any assista boat, even if I were to offer a hun. ance in his power, I asked him didred moedas for one. Knowing, rectly, if he was endeavouring to quit however, that I could not be in a the Square before night. To which worse situation, I accepted their of he answered in the negative, because fer directly; and desiring one of the he wanted to carry away with him hacks to go immediately to the wa sone pieces of Holland which he ter-side, to wait there, ani endeavour bad saved, and for wbich be supposed to secure me a place, I told him I he should be very unlikely to prowould give him a thirty-six shilling cure a conveyance before the next piece, to get me conveyed up the day. I desired bim then to bring river to the convent of Madie de them and sit down by mie, which acDeos, or " Mother of God,” and to córdingly he complied with, to, my, carry me from thence to Mr. Hake's very great satisfaction, for I alınost house, just by it, upon bis back ; to despaired of receiving any farther asmake the besi bargain he could, and sistance from Mr. Graves's family ; the remainder to be for himself. 'Af and, as the night was coming on, ter this, if I remeber right, Mr. I knew not what must become of me Graves, having removed us
without some friendly aid. Some into the Square, nearer to the water time afterwards, when I had given side again, took his own family into over all hopes of their return, came a great glass-coach which stood at a the two) watermen, and offered to liitle distance, leaving only the maid. carry me, provided they were paid Rervant with their bendles, upon which before-land. Mr. Ilouston said it I was laid. There came to her at was too much; which, however, this time a poor boy, who seemed to would have been of little considehave a crust burnt over.liis face, and ration to me at such a time, had not