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fathers beheld the calm, happy, and charms of her mind, the propriety of innocent conduct, of his faithful and her sentiments, and the excellence of humble servant. Yet, when he ob- her disposition. Her venerable father served the lait taint gleam of light félt a renewal of his early years and trembling on the guttermg waves, youthful happiness in the vivacity the dark cloud of night extending and cheerfulness of his daughter; and its shadowy wings over the face of as every with of his heart was centred nature, and the wild fowl in regular in her improvement, the throb of order wheeling their marthalled pleasure never so torcibly agitated flight, with diffonant and Ihrill screams, his heart, as when he listened to the to nefts « inaccessible to mortals' praise and admiration of which Ellen tread," a melanchuly presentiment was the object. would banish his enjoyment, and fill Wbile Ellen thus continued to his breast with anxiety, left, when advance in beauty, in knowledge, the hadow of death obscured the and in accomplishments; while the lait gleam of an existence rendered elastic power of fancy fun of the precarious by age and infirmity, his soul,” repelled the flight impressions lovely Ellen should be exposed to of care and sorrow ;-and while each the pangs of penury or the Inares of fleeting hour augmented the age and vice, without a friend to protect her increased the infirmities of her fa. innocence, patronise her industry, or ther,--the patron of the parish resoothe the anguish of an orphan's for. quested the curate to direct the course

But the comforts of religion of his son's studies during a few months affuaged his anxiety, and moderated that would elaple previous to his vihis affliction. He trusted in the care fiting the continent. Gratitude for of the Deity he had served with un- former obligations, a dread of rousing deviating purity and faithfulness. He the vengeance of so powerful a per. had, no doubt, seen instances where sonage, and a wish to obtain the villainy triumphed over virtue, but friendship of the lady of the manor that triumph was only momentary; for his daughter, induced him to ache had also witneffed juft punishment quiesce in the demand, although it inflicted upon vice; he knew, that was contrary to his real desires; and agonising remorse frequently embit. Ferdinand B- was admitted as an tered moments which would other inmate in a house which had ever wise have been devoted to felicity; been the asylum of peace, virtue, and he adored, when unable to compre- happiness ;--of that peace, which hend, the decrees of Omnipotence, proceeding from unfallied innocence,

paffeth all understanding, --of that “Whose bounty fill the sunshine pours, virtue, which arising from moral ex" That gilds the morn and evening cellence, is feldom discovered in the hours;”

halls of the rich, or the palaces of and in repofing his doubts and ap- the grandee,--and of that happiness, prehensions in the bosom of Provi. which is occafioned by a pious condence, he enjoyed a degree of fup. fidence in the dispensations of proviport from his confidence, and satisfac- dence, a contented submission to the tion from his piety, of which the forrows of humanity, and a proper sceptic and the man of the world” gratefulness in the moments of joy or are equally ignorant and incapable. prosperity.

The loveliness of Ellen became The accomplishments of Ferdievery successive day more apparent; nand B-were of the superficial kind; and the beauty of her external ap- yet it cannot create surprise that a pearance was only furpaffed by the young man of elegant appearance,

polished

P. S. Gen. Brune has fent off to

MARRIAGES. Amfterdam to direct that nothing hoftile shall be attempted on the part of the

Dec. 12, 1799 Alexander Cockburn, Erą. flotilla there fitted out; and he begs his Britannic Majesty's Conful at Hamthat finilar notice may be sent to Aů. burgh, to Mademoiselle De Vegnier. miral Mitchell.

Feb. 10, 1800. Mr George Haliburton [Here end the Gazettes.]

King, merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Ang BIRTHS.

Gordon, daughter of James Gordon, Esq. 1800 Feb. 9. Mrs Hay Newton of New. Royal Navy, to Miss Wright, of South

12. William Bett Douglas, Esq. of the ton, a son,

Leith 8. In George's Square, the Hon. Mrs Charteris, a daughter.

14. Rev. George Gordon, minister of Ø Mrs M-Kenzie, of Devonshire Street, late Rev. George Lawrie, minister of Lou

Sorn to Miss Anne Lawrie, daughter of the London, a daughter.

doun. At London, the Lady of Brigarlier-General Campbell, of the Sixth Reg. a son.

15 Lieut.-Col. Sharpe, of the 28th Light 11. At Lisbourn, the Lady of Lieut.-Col. Dragoons, to Miss Hosea of PortlandSpence, of the 23d dragoons, a son

place. At Exmouth, the Right Hon. Lady Char- merchant in Glasgow, to Miss Mary. Hop

17. At Gretna Manfe, Mr Richard Bell, lotte Carr, a son and heir. 23. The Lady of Alexander Jardine, Esq. Hopkins, Warwickfire.

kins, daughter of the late Rev. Richard younger of Applegarth, a son. 24.

At Liverpool, Mr George Irving, merAt Edinburgh, Mrs Hathorn of Castlewigg, a son.

chant, to Miss Mary Blackburn, daughter 25. At Aberford, the Countess of Errol,

of Mr Hugh Blackburn. a daughter.

20. Mr John Currie, shipmaster in Roth: - At Dormont, the Lady of William fay, to Miss Ann Jamieson, youngest daughCarruthers, Esq. a daughter.

ter of Mr John Jamieson, in Ambusmore. Lately at Curk, the Lady of Sir Charles

22. At Tynemouth Church, James Jur. Ross Bart. a daughrer.

tice, Esq. of Justice-hall, to Miss Elizabeth March 1. At Ayr, Mrs Cathcart of Ge. Campbell of Whitby.

22. At Gainford, in the county of Dur. noch, a fon.

Lately at Barrogill Castle, the Countess ham, Mr Luke Seymour of Newham, in of Caithness, a son.

the county of Durham, to Mrs Tod, widow 5. At London, the Lady of Lieutenant

of the deceased James Tod, Esq. of Bom. Colonel Drinkwater, a daughter.

bay. 6. At Balbardy, Mrs Marjoribanks of Diadem of 64 guns, to Miso Sidley, daugh

At Limerick, Lieut. M‘Kenzie, of the Marjoribanks, a lon. 11. Portman-square London, the Lady

ter to Mr Sidley of Kilrush. of William Blane, Esq. a son.

At London, the Earl of Morton, to Lady At Benholm, Mrs Robertson Scott, a

Mary Howe, daughter of the late gallant

Admiral. daughter. 13 Mrs Curningham, wife of the Rev.

24. At York, Charles Constable Stanley, Mr Cunningham, minister of Dunse, a son. Esq. of Acklam, to Miss M'Donaid of that 14. At Bartley Lodge, Hants, the Lady

city. of Charles Lyell, Esq. of Kinnordy, a daugh- Glasgow, to Miss Elizabeth Scott, daughter

Mr John Wright, manufacturer in ter.

of Mr William Scott, martufacturer. 15. At Sir John Whiteford's house, Ca.

At Landguard Fort, James Brodie, Esq. nongate, Mrs Kennedy of Kirkmichael, a daughter.

Captain in the 4th or King's own regiment At Cluny, Mrs Colonel Macpherson,

of Foot, to Miss Ann Munro, eldest daugh

ter of Lieut. Munro of the British Inva. a daughter.

lids. 17. The Lady of Sir John Scott, Bart. of Ancrum, a daughter.

25. At Aberdeen, Dugald Gilchrist, Esq. Mrs Cruikshank of Langley Park, a

of Orpisdale, to Miss Rose, only daughter of fon.

Alex. Rose, Esq. late of the Hon. East In18. At Mairlandfield, Mrs Colonel Mait,

dia Company's service. land, a son.

26. Mr Alex. Dunlop, merchant in Glas. 19. At his house in St. Andrew's Square, gow, to Miss Elizabeth Scott, eldest daughthe Lady of Sir William Rarasay. Bart, a son.

ter of Mr James Scott, senior, merchant. At Aldborough, the Lady of James chant in Leith, to Miss Magdalene Walker,

March 3. Richard Scougall, Esq. mer. Macrae, Esq. a daughter. 21. Mrs Haig of Bemersyde, a son.,

eldest daughter of the Rev. Mr Robert 23. The Lady of the Hon. Col. Forbes,

Waiker, Canongate.

come. Mr Isaac Watt, merchant, Dundee, a daughter.

to Miss Catharine Webster, youngest daugh- standing of the Hebrew, he added an extenter of Mr Robert Webster at Mains of five and accurate knowledge both of the Eroll.

languages and literature of Greece and March 4. At Edinburgh, Mr R. Ainslie, Rome. His learning he applied chilly to from America, to Miss Elizabeth Telford. the investigation of the Sacred Scriptures,

5. At Aberdeen, John Harvey, Elg. of being always of opinion, that an acquaintGuildford-itreet, London, to Miss Angelica ance with the languages in which these Dingwall Fordyce, fourth daughter of Ar- were originally written, was of fuperior vathur Dingwall Fordyce, Esq. of Cullh. lue to the most laboured commentary: For

Jo. Capt. Logan of the Berwick.hire the studies of his youth he long retained a Light Dragoons, to Miss Helen Home, on- partiality, though his natural diffidence ly daughter of the late William Home, of always prevented him from displaying his Broomhouse, Esq.

information in mixed society. The Itrength 11. At Edinburgh, Walter Riddel, Esq. of his intellectual powers, however, declined Jedburgh, to Miss Christian Somerville, with the lapse of time, and the melancholy eldest daughter of the Rev. Dr Somerville. vicissitudes of his life; but his moral quali

14. At Edinburgh, Mr James Cochrane, ties brightened to the last. His views were Printer, to Miss Jeffy Milne, eldest daugh- moderate and unambitious; and, having ter of John Milne, Esq.

early formed a juit estimate of human life, 18. At Edinburgh, John Corse, Esq. of its changes surprized him not. They deeply Buchtrigg, to Miss Scott, eldest daughter affected his feeling heart, but they did not and heiress of the late Alex. Scott, Esq. of destroy the balance of his mind. Sinton.

The duties of his Sacred Office he per19. Mr John Burnthwaite; merchant, formed with singular fidelity. In the finGlasgow to Miss Mary Paul, youngest daugh- cerity of his heart, he delivered to his hearter of Mr John Paul, late one of the Magi- ers with impressive tenderness such truths ftrates of that city.

as he judged best calculated for their in24. At the house of Mr Dundas, at Wim- îtruction in righteousness; and his audience bledon, the Right Hon. the Earl of Wet- listened with peculiar satisfaction to their moreland,to Miss Saunders, youngest daugh. beloved paftor, recommending the duties ter of the late Dr Saunders, and niece to the of morality on the Sabbath, which he enlate Sir Charles Saunders K. B.

forced by his practice through the week. 27. At London, Francis Freeling, Esq, His life was one continued act of prepaSecretary to the General Post Office, to ration for death. The pure principles of Miss Newberry, daughter of Francis New. Christianity marked his whole deportment. berry, Esq. of St Paul's Church-yard. Such was the rectitude of his conduct, that,

28. At Edinburgh, Mr Andrew Cromo during the long period of his incumbency, bic, solicitor, to Miss Jeffanine Bartlet, the tainted breath of calumny never dared daughter of Benjamin Bartlet, Storekeeper, to raise a single whisper to his disadvantage. Edinburgh Castle

His guileless simplicity, warmth of affection,

and goodness of heart, procured him uniDEATHS.

versal etteem. His character was alike re1799. April 26, Before Seringapatam, vered by the adherents to the Established Capt. George Hay, youngest son of the late Church, and by diffen:ers of every denomiGeorge Hay, Esq. of Mountblairy He fell nation; for his ingenuous mind wished to at the head of the grenadier company of consider all sects as members of the Christian the Scots Brigade, when gallantly leading Church, all men as Brethren. In hin the

indigent found relief, and the afflicted a May. In the assault on Seringapatam, af- confoling friend. ter having displayed the greatest bravery, His personal worth and virtue will conMr Hector MacLean, fon of Mr Donald tinue to be remembered by all who intiMacLean of Achatony.

mately knew him, till themselves bid a laft July 23. In the Mand of Perim, in the farewell to time and the things of time. Red Sea, Capt. John Bower, of the 84th Feb Ai Alfracombe, Devonshire, regment of foot, eldest son of Alex Bower, Mr Alexander Baillie, merchant in ManEsq. of Kincaldrnm.

chciter. Nov. 16. At New York, Mr James Dun- . Ac Milldairie, Mrs Grant, relict of can, merchant.

the late William Grant, Efq, of Aldvie. 1800. Jan. 17. At Kelso, at an advanced 2. Ar Birmingham, George Anderson, age, the Rev. Cornelius Lundie, in the soth Esq. Payn after to the 4th, or Queen's cwn year of his Ministry. He was ordained to Dragoons. the pastoral charge of that parish on the 5th 4. At Manse of Fettere&o, ihe Rev. John of July 1750

Hutcheon, minuter of that parish, in the In early life he had been an asliduous and 68th year of his age, and 37th of his minis. successful scholar, To the critical undęs. try,

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polished address, and conciliating native country, their titles expunged, manners, Mould obtain an interest in their poffeffions confiscated, and their the affections of Ellen, whose heart lives forfeited! was warm, generous, and unskilled After pafling several years in comin the ways of the world. It is uno pleting the grand tour, Ferdinand neceffary to minute the attention, the returned to Britain, eminently skil. respect, and the kindness which his led, -not in the knowledge of Go. conduct evinced on every occafion; veruments, laws, and cultoms, which or the numerous and trivial incidents might have enabled him to aspire to which in the morn of youth possess a distinguished fituation in his native an inexpressible power over the sen. country to fupport the power and fibility of the children of nature ; celebrity of his anceflors, or which are frequently recalled to the command the applause of liftening * mind's eye" with exquifite emotion; senates --but in the more valuable and thence acquire an interest in the arts and sciences which rank high in feelings, which they seldom merit, fashionable estimation, in the sciences or, in any other circumstances or fi of simulation and fedadtion; in the tuations, would receive. The visions of arts of dressing and dancing; in the imagination are too often deceitful philosophy of epicureans and sensualin proportion to the delight they ifts; and in the honour and morality impart; but man is fond of being de- of “ Men of the World." ceived, if the illusion be productive During this period, the father of of pleasure ; and when the passions Ellen breathed his laft, in the arms are foothed or agitated, reason is neg- of his daughter; and here we must lected and defpifed.

spread the veil of delicacy and com. Alas! when fancy sweeps her magic lyre, ber of fickness, to describe the dying

passion. To penetrate into the cham. How swite! how sweet! the happy moments fly;

moments of a truly virtuous man, The pulle of pleasure tkrobs with young and to paint the afflictions of an af. defire,

fectionate child, would be a talk of The tear of rapture gleans in beauty's difficulty, although it might be an eye.

useful lesson to society. Those who It is indeed unneceffary, (I must are poffeffed of fenfibility will pic. Tepeat,) to enter inio tuch a detail. ture such a scene in their own minds; Suffice it to observe, that when Fer- but the pen is unable to trace it ; and dinand embarked to visit a foreign to the coldminded and unfeeling it country, he puffered the affectionate would prove unnecessary and useless. wishes and esteem of the Curate, Ellen refided for some time in the with the more endearing regard of cottage of a neighbouring farmer, the gentle Ellen.

who had respected her father, and In the most brilliant of the foreign refolved to protect and support the courts, Ferdinand acquired a perfect orphan of his friend; and one evenknowledge of the arts of intrigue, ing, while the indulged in the memoluxury, and diffimulation, and he ry of the days that were gone, the finished his manners on the model of hours when pleasure tingled in every the Nobleffe of France, once the vein, and when the pulse of hope proudest, the most splendid, and the beat high,-- he was aftonished at the moit powerful of the European arif appearance of Ferdinand, who (after tocracies; distinguished by superior the first moments of recollection) in address, infinuating conduct, and con- terms of sympaily condoled with her fummate politeness, but now, (ah! on the death of his respected prequantum mutantur:) unknownin their ceptor," expressed his regret that

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the fucceffor of the Curate Abould her into the haunts of infamy; but have been permitted to affume polo at laft, disgufted with her situation, feffion of her manfion, and declared and weary of life, me haltengd from that he was comunissioned by his mo- the city which contained her seduther to conduct her to the city of cer, and wandered for several weeks B-, where she would be received in a fate of supreme mifery, with with friendthip and kindness. Uo. little sufienance or repose ; in vain acquainted with the devices of man, requesting en ployment, often fruit. and relying on his honour, the grate. lessly foliciting compassion, expoled fully accepted this offer, was con- to frequent infult, and suitaining ducted to a handsome house, receiv- almost intolerable abuse. A lait, exed with civility by a well-dressed hauled by fatigue, opprefled by

, woman, and for a few weeks treat. wretchedness, and weakened by p.in, ed with much attention. She was Me fought a temporary relief by reste however sometimes alarmed, by re- ing un the spot where I chanced to Meeting that the manners of this lady oblerve her. I have already men. were often distinguished by freedom tioned that she was seized with a and vulgarity, nd that her conduct fainting fit, from which the recovered did not coincide with the accounts with difficulty. Proper allistance was The had formerly received, and the procured, but without effect. The ideas she had entertained of the mo. pulse of existence throbbed with ther of Ferdinand; but circumfpect flow, feeble, and unequal motion ; conduct foon lulled every suspicion, the hand of Adversity pressed heavily and inspired confidence, until her se- on her heart; while her face fluthed duction was determined, her inno- or became pale, as the sensations of cence betrayed, and her ruin accon- shame and of atiguilh predominatede plished.

She attempted to speak, but her ar(Gentle reader! dost thou pause ticulations were urintelligible; the at the consummation which thy ima. film of death extinguished the lustre gination must have previously sketch of her eye ;-and the “ big round ed, which the stage of existence is drops," which started on her foredaily exemplifying, and which the head, marked the last efforts of exlaw, with a pityful and pallied effort, piring animation. The ftruggles of scarcely considers to be deserving of nature against the ravages of diftress, even pecuniary punishment ?) disease, and hunger, were weak and

After keeping for three or four thort ; and her last ligh was breathed months the devoted girl, she was dis. without violent exertion or violent missed and abandoned to destruction. agony

66 Oh! that I had come one The imperious law of neceflity forced moment sooner.

Thus, in life's delightful morning
Sweetly buds the human flow'r,
Fancy's rays each charm adorning,
Pleasure winging ev'ry hour.
Love's soft.zephyrs wanton playing,
Hope, the youthful bosom swaying,
• Till misfortunes' dark clouds (hading
Life, and love, and joy, with gloom!
Mark! the lovely blossom fading,
Wither'd in the pride of bloom,
All its vermil teinture flying,
Trembling, drinking, drooping, dying. -

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