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CRUELTY AND Lust.

April to be satisfied with dishonour was not what stratagem to elude parental vigiconlistent with the goodness of their lance; now he was for trepanning him heart. The father abandoned his by the allittance of a press gang, and home, and ali his necesary employ- then he would throw him into the ments, to call her back at least to re- Fleet, but a thought suggested itself pentance, and a refuge from farther that hit his fancy beyond measure-.infamy.

The poor old man had never had the The poor old man had soon the small-pox.--a fee was accordingly adgood fortune to discover his child's ministered to an hospital nurse to vilodging, and surprized her and Lo- sit him out of her immediate employthario in an innocent tete a tete-he ment, and convey a handkercirief parrepeating his vows of everlasting fide- ticularlarly infected for bis use, and lity, and the modestly confefsing the leave the rest to fate. approbation with which he had inspi- The villainous plot succeeded to red her.

their utmost hope. The worthy creaThe abrupt enterance of the honest ture imbibed the contagion, and on countryman exceedingly disconcerted the one and twentieth day expired in both the gentleman and the lady- his daughter's arms. on her knees the intreated his compar. No language can describe her afflic. fion and forgiveness, bore testimony tion--- she would not quit the body of to the honour and generosity of her that father whose life had been forprotector, and assured her father that feited for her sake unless Lothario detime only was necessary to complete termined to fulfil the promises he had his utmost wild.

made him. Lothario was too much a He shook his head in silent anguish, gentleman to do any such thing, and “ My once most tenderly beloved conceiving that the moment of despair child, for what misery is your father might prove a moment of triumph, reserved. To behold you in the hour daringly confessed his base intentions... when he expected support and conso. bade her remember her reputation was Jation, thus disreputably withdrawn loft, and that the settlement he then from his roof-onor will ruin stop offered her was not to be rejected. there." -To presume to arraign She cast a look of unutterable afto. the conduct of his landlord's lon, nismert and indignation upon him; though in defence of that virtue that but inftantly recollecting herself, deis dearer to him than life itself, will manded a few hours deliberation. be inevitably to incur the displeasure Lothario retired with self-congratulaof the whole family. His farm, for tion, he returned at the appointed which these one and twenty years past time, when, to his unspeakable conhe has so punctually paid his rent will fusion, he found the had eloped, withbe torn from him, asd the means of out leaving one trace behind. sublistence utterly lost, when old age In a day or two a letter reached and infirmities render it more pecil- him from the country. The unhappy liarly eflential, but let then take all, wretch had found means to arrive at provided I can receive back the dar- her own home, where, unable to conling of my heart unviolated, content vince her mother and brothers that Thall dawn around, and though a scan- she had escaped uninjured, the was ty meal awaits us, conscious integrity feized with a delirium that terrified all will fupply every deficiency.

who approached her. The cause was Lothario thought proper now to in- canvalled froin house to house, che terpole, and with such cloquence as name of Lothario mentioned with bor. might have deceived the most practised ror, and his father desired to know deceiver, 'foon dispelled every appre- how far be was, or was not, culpable. hension in the bosom of innocence Lothario threw hiinself into a chair and fimplicity. The old man was to and four---presented himself to the continue in town to be a happy wit- old gentleman, and sat the whole af. ness of their union, and that point ef. fair in so just a light, that the wretched fected, all others were to be submitted family, as a compensation for the past, to the wisdom of his son-in-law. received notice to quit the spot they Lothario was infinitely diluueled by had so long occupied.

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The fatal EffeEts thereof. This was too complicated misery Visus iter sulcare, urbes, pecudesque, to be endured--the widow and the viro que mother had been sufficiently wound- Despicit attonitus domiti sub margine ed--the worthy industrious being ponti. drəoped one fivgle week, then Tunk Muscus ubi, & molli viridiffima grami. never more to be remembered; her ne ripa, daughter survived her but a few hours. Paltor agit securus oves ; super-imminet Two honeft lads, in whole breasts

æquor, pature and honour were lively lenfa. Frænatoque æstu spumantes verberat tions, were unable to behold the de. vaftation of villainy, and suffer the Quaque fuit pelagus, illic innixa covillain to go unpunished.--they chal- lumnis lenged him---scorn and contempt was Marmorcis,augusta dei delubra verenda ibe only return they obtained. Their Majeftate nitent. Illic & plurima sedes effe as were seized, the eldest thrown Doétrinæ, attollens turritze frontis hointo goal, and the youngest pretled in- nores, to his majelty's service - friendless and Dilectos placido vultu despectat alumpoor the unfortunate prisoner died of a jaundice, and the equally unfortu. Quinetiam & veteris restant monumennate sailor fell from the mast on the ta ruinæ, deck, and instantly expired.

Officit agricolæ in viridi gravis anchora And all this, fir, effected in less

prato ; than six months, and the consequence Monitra maris, truncos, vasta offa eof a little gallantry—for not a worse

vertit aratrum, epithet do the friends of Lothario be- Subjectæque terunt vincta rubentia ftow upon it. Is it not dreadful? Does

prora. not humanity recoil at the very idea ? Irriguos inter campos, placidasque per It does, where humanity predominates urbes, over the stronger passions of avarice Tutum carpit iter, croceoque ciconia and pride. But avarice and pride uni. rostro versally absorb the finer feelings of the Hofpitium, & mites canit haud ingrata foul, and reduce the mind to the most Batavos.disgraceful standard. I am, sir, Interea pietæ transcurrunt fumina

Your humble servant, Cymba,

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To the AUTHOR of the LONDON Dum genialis adhuc Zephyrorum mur.

MAGAZINE. SIR,

Non ita flaminibus duri spirantibus By accepting the following

Euri, tion of a poetical description of Ligatisque undis Boreali frigore sævo, Holland, which appeared in your Ma- Tricola captivos transcurrit fedulus amgazine three months ago, you will much oblige, &c. &c.

Suppofito vectus ferro, curruve superbo

Splendidus infiftit, volucrum moderator Nequicquam his terris, namque omnia

equorum. texerat æquor,

Hic inter socios agit otia tuta colonos Frugiferos aperire finus, & semina re- Ruricola, & laribus fruitur fecurus rum

avitis, Vivaci nutrire solo, natura negavit Nec timet exilium, ferrum, gravida sev Adverfa..... Ars hominum pollentior catenas, abscidit undas

Regalesve minas. Dat largas copia merAula loqui, “ Huc æstus veniat hic ses, terminus efto."

Et placido arridet libertas aurea vultur Juffit & extendi campos, & veftijt arva Fortunata nimis tellus! tibi munere di: Muneribus Cereris, vasto aggere cir- vûm, cumvallang

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Letter from a Great Man; and Answer.

April Et pax dilectæ ramum prætendit The following is said to be the Copy of a olivæ.

Letter to a Great Man, written by bis Sed me littoribus dudum his, dulcique Mifrefs, in Answer to tbe foregofruentem

ing Hofpitio, terræ genius vocat ille Bri. tanna,

My very dear Lord, Objurgat moram, et noti super æquora TOR I will not-indeed I cannot

ponti, Me reducem ad patriam, Thamesinaque could have surprized me more than littora pofcit.

your letter. It is very true you did R. E. infinuate on our first connection, that

it did not totally agree with your prin. The following is said to be the Copy of a ciples and firuation, as you was then

Letter written by a Great Man, inn. married. I admitted every force of mediately on bis Divorce, to bis Mif- this reasoning, knowing how, in one tress.

of your exalted character, appearances is Madam,

should be lupported : But, my Lord, N the final difference I had with little did I think when that marriage ON

my lady, I connected myself with was dissolved, and the od:uin which you, as one I thought whole personal attended our connections consequentand mental qualifications were such as ly so, that your affections could to would, in a great measure, alleviate mechanicaily abate, as in an inftant my domestic misfortunes. My expec- thus to sacrifice the lover to the fordid tations, I must do you the justice to considerations of interest or public fay, were perfectly answered ; and it opinion. would be perhaps difficult even for ill. I can readily place your defire of nature to point out a single defect in parting with me to the love of variety; your truth and unwearied affiduity to but, my Lord, what am I to say to please me ; but, as I often told you, that part of your letter wherein you (particularly at our first interview, infift' (as I shall forfeit every future, that I should have nothing in future to claim to your munificence) on my charge myself with) that such a course leaving these kingdoms? Am I to atof life was un feemly both in my mo- tribute it to malevolence or ill-nature? ral and political character, and that No, my Lord, the actual suffering of nothing but the necessity could justify this severe sentence (cruel as it is) the measure; I am now to tell you shall not wring from me this confeffion. (that obftacle being removed by the I will call it the lapse of the heart, the laws) that all our former ties are the fault of constitution, or any other from this day at an end.

sofrer name, that will cover the person I have taken care, my dear friend, I hold dearest in the world from the (for I will now totally throw by the unnatural (yet too often associated) lover) to make that establishment for titles of seducer and persecutor. you as will make you easy in your cir- Mistake me not, my dear Lord, cumftances for life, chargeable only that I want to plead a remission of with this proviso, that your residence this sentence from the cruelty of being be not in these kingdoms; the rest of driven from my native kingdom Europe lies at your choice, and you (though I think this hould have an have only to send me word on your ar- effect on your feelings) I urge it on rival where you are, and the next a principle as much more refined as it post shall carry you your first quarterly is diftracting; that of being, for ever, payment.

seperated from the man, not the Lord, Allure yourself that nothing mould of my choice. induce me to act in this manner but Though my pride won't permit me the determined resolution I have taken, to sue for the recovery of a heart, now that it is in my power, of speen which, I find, is so obstinately detachdily entering into chaster connections; ed from me; yet, my Lord, suffer me and that I ain, and ever shall be, with this poor confolation, to live in the great esteem and friend thip,

same kingdom with you. Give me Your's,

some time to mitigate a passion you first inspired me with; and though!

find ornaments,

1769. Rich Schmeter and Belt defcribed.

175 fod I must bid adieu to the transports hollow at the upper, and rounding of love, let me hope for the calmer de- on the under fide, which serve as a lights of friendship; and do not, at rest for the hand, and at the fame ence, overwhelm nie with all the ago. time counterpoises the blade, so that nies of positive - neglected separation. it feels extremely light. To this scy

You inform me, in the close of meter, two of these tops are made to your letter, " of your speedily enter- use on different occasions ; that in ing into chafter connections." -I am the Indian taste is of solid gold, most refigned !-And may your future la- curiously enamelled on buih sides, dy love like me, but never meet with with ornaments of transparent blue, such returns !-May every hour of extremely beautiful, and bordered your life be brightened by prosperity; with a circle of fine and large rubies, and may the happiness of your do. . In the center is a flower of large brila mestic character ever keep pace with liants, enclosing a most beautiful emeyour public ene, prays

rald. A pendant of rubies set in gold, The unfortunate

is fixed to the flower, through which a string of gold passes, which goes

over the hand when the scymneter is A Description of a mojt rich and curious wielded, but when carried in proces

Seymeter and Belt, lately sent to Ben- fion before the prince, or nabob, is gal, on board tbe Duke of Grafton held up by a Nave, or officer, with an Ēaft Indiaman; by the ingenious Mr. arm stretched out, so that all the Cox of Shoe Lane.

richness and elegance of it may be HIS [cymeter is made from a seen.

To answer therefore these purFer, presented by Sujah. Ul- Dowlar to poses of state and grandeur, the blue a great conqueror.

and gold top enriched with rubies, The blade, which is of the finest takes off, and another of the same steel, is incurvated to about the fourth diameter, enamelled in like manner of a circle, is hollowed like that of a with circles of large brilliants, both' razos, finely polished, and so highly at the front and fides, fixes in its tempered as to cut iron. The upper stead, in the center of whicn is a star part of the blade from the hilt down- of diamonds and rubies, surrounded wards, to aboutio inches, is of gold, the with other smaller ftars, contrived thickness of a guinea, let into the steel by the touch of a spring to be set so as to be even with it, and corer it in in motion, forming the molt pleasing every part but the edge, is most cu variations. The Scabberd is of crimriouly engraved, and enamelled of a fon velvet, moft sumptuously embelbeautiful transparent blue, in various lished with large diamonds, rubies, ornaments of lowers, traphies, and emeralds, and japhires, formed (in other elegant designs, in a inanner, as high relief) into trophies of war, it is believed, was never before at both in the Roman, European, and tempted, surpalling in richness, all ene Afiatick taste. The various colours inlayings on steel both ancient and and claffes of the jewels, adapted with modern.

the utmolt propriety distinctly to reThe hilt, or handle, is of gold, en- prefent upwards of forty warlike inriched with large diamonds, rubies, struments on a ground of gold eleand emeralds, curiously introduced gantly enamelled, to correlpond with therein, in leaves, flowers, palm the scy meter. To the upper and midbranches, and other ornaments. The dle ornaments are loops of diamonds, fpace between the jewels are enamel- by which it hangs to the belt when led, to correspond with the ornaments The gold keys of the watches of the blade; ar the lower part of are of a peculiar construction, and the handle on each side, are Itars of fixed as ornaments to the top of the diamonds, in the center of which are scabberd, to be always at hand for two small, but curious watches, ishich winding them up. perform to great truth and exactness. The belt, composed of the most

The top of the bilt, or handle, af. rare and capital gens, is rich in all ter the eastern manner, is a large the luxuriance of tarcy, and elegance found plate, of three iacies diameter, of execution, formed inic flowers and

wore.

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Note to Correspondents.

April ornaments, bold and masterly, suited The verses on the harp require a to the magnitude of the jewels. commentary, before we can understand

In the center is a star of diamonds them. and rubies bordered with brilliants Mr. C's prologue might do upon finely enamelled like that to the top the stage ; but is too bald for the closet. of the scymeter, with the same motion The gentleman who sent us that and variations. On each side are flow. vile, urchristian, untrue abuse of the ers of diamonds, ruhies, and pearls, independants, muft furely entertain a with leaves of emeralds that embrace molt contemptible opinion of our 17. the star, and join to two of the most derítandings, to imagine we would incapital emeralds in Europe, for Thape, sert such a palery production. They fize, and beautiful deep colour, exact. are, to our knowledge, a worthy feet ly alike; they are two inches long, by of Christians, formed upon the best one and three quarters wide, weighing principles, those of toleration, and near four hundred and forty carats, what would move, one should think, surrounded with seventy-two large a generous antagonist, are now suffer brilliants. The rest of the jewels, ex. ing political persecution, and we think, tending on each side, consist of seve- most unjustly. ral other capital emeralds, rubies, Clarisa Shovel, &c. are obliged, pearls, and diamonds formed into they will see, this month. Howers, leaves, and branches, which Mr. Johnson may be sure that af. terminate at each end with a knot of ter the observations are inade, proper diamonds and rubies tying the whole types will be given. together. The belt is secured behind Mr. F-r's acrostick and rebus will, by a large gold enamelled locket, and by no means, pass muster; nor the before by a gold hook which fixes in ftaymaker's rebus. We do not, in the salh or girdle, by which any incon. fact, desire to be troubled with such veniency from the weight is prevented. puerile attempts.

The pendant part of the belt, which Mr. W's favours will be very acreceives the scymeter, is in two ceptable, if he will allow us to reject branches, equally sumptuous with the such as are not proper. We could rest, and linked so strongly together, not think the first piece he sent would as not to be effected by the weight be generally entertaining. of the scymeter, and terminates with The verses on the departure of Miss swivels of diamonds, to which it is are too hyperbolical and bomsuspended.

baltic. Thanks to the ladies, manTo fill up in an elegant manner the kind are undeceived, and since they vacancies between the two pendant have left their families to mingle in branches, chains of rubies linked with scenes of folly and dissipation, the epidiamonds hang down in two falls, and thets divine, angelic, &c. &c. are juft. between them rows of large pearl em. ly fallen into dilule; the flowers have bracing two pearl drops, weighing ceased to fade, and the trees and upwards of two hundred grains each. plants to droop, at their departure,

and to revive at their approach. The S our readers, in general, were modern love verses are upon a more the King's Arms Squabble in our last, to be what they really are, as frail, as We have this month obliged them weak, and as faulty as their friends with two ftill more humourous carica. the males - we mean the present race ture ENGRAVINGS, one of the attack of male coxcombs. at Temple-bar on March 22, the other The cat and mouse are little to the of the battle of St. James's in the even. purpose. ing of the same day. (See p. 167, Hogan Mogan's strains are as mud. 195, &c.)

dy as the covered ditch in the neigh

bourhood of which he refides. Amaz. Ν ο Τ Ε.

ing! that a butcher thould set up for a W 'S cogent remarks on the Rev. poet!

The address to serjeant Glynn we by as we know, from the temper of his no means approve of; the Sons of Li. antagonist, there would be no end of berty, shall never be abused in the the controverly.

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