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exposed ?' The man replied, that he whom he had issue three sons and three durft not presume to disturb him. dau hters. The sons were, I. fir • Then,' said the lord-keeper,' by your Nicholas, II. Nathaniel Bacon, efq. civility I lose my life;' and io re- of Stiffkey in Norfolk, who married moved into his bed-chamber, where two wives, 1. Anne, daughter of fir he died a few days after *. "I have Thomas Gresham of London, by transcribed this fiory exactly,' says Dr. whom he had three daughters his coCampbell, though I think there is heirs; 1. Anne, who being married some reason to doubt the circumstances to fir Roger Townshend of Rainham of it; for all our writers agree, that in Norfolk, ancefor to the marquis fir Nicholas Bacon paid his last debt Towníhend; brought the Stiff key efto nature, on the 20th of February tate into that family; 2. Elizabeth, 1579, and one would imagine, that married to fir Thomas Knyvet of the weather could not then be very Athivelthorp in Norfolk; and 3. Wisultry. If it had, that must have nifred, to tir Robert Gawdy of Claxbeen very unusual, and the historians ton in Norfolk. Sir Nathaniel's seof those times would not have failed cond

wife was Dorothy, daughter of to take notice of it t. However that fir George Hopton of Suffok, by matter may be, most certain it is, whom he had no iflue. III. Edward that the lord-keeper Bacon, after a Ba on, efq. of Shrubland-hall in Suflong, happy, and honour ble lie, folk, in right of his wife Helen, died, equally lamented by the queen daughter and heir of Thomas Littel, and her subjects, as I have faid, on esq. of the fame place, from whom is the acth of February 1579, and on lineally descended Nicholas Bacon of the 9th of March 'following, was Shrubland-hall, esq. and from younger buried with great solemnity, under fons of tiie faid Edward, are the Baa fumptuous monument erected by cons of Ipswich in Suffolk, and Earlhimself in St. Paul's church. Cam- ham in Norfolk, descended. The den's character of him is just and daughters were, I. Anne, married to plain, • Vir præpinguis, ingenio fir Henry Wodehouse, of Wraxham acerrimo, fingulari prudentia, summa in Norfolk; II. Jane, married . to eloquentia, tenaci memoria, & facris , fir Francis Windham, one of the jufconci iis alterum columen. A man tices of the cummon pleas; 2. to fir of a gross body but most quick wit, Robert Mansfield; and II. Elizasingular prudence, fupreme eloquence, beth, married 1. to fir Robert D'Oyly happy memory, and for judgment of Chinehampton in Oxfordshire; 2. the cther pillar of the state. His fe- to fir Henry Nevil, and 3. to fir Wil. licity was not greater in his fortune liam Periam, lord chief baron of the than in his family. His first w fe was exchequer. After her decease, he Jane, daughter of William Fernley, married Anne, daughter of fir_Anesq. of Welt Creting in Suffolk; by thony Cooke, of Gidea-hall in Essex,

* Mallet's life of the lord chancellor Bacon.

+ The objection which is made to Mr. Mallet's account, from archbishop Tenifon, of the cause of the lord-keeper's death, is not sufficient to invalidate the truth of that account. About mid-day in the month of February, the sun might be very warm ; ani yct the incident might not be deemed fo extraordinary as to be recorded by littorians. It should be observed, that there were not in those days either newspapers or fuch other periodical publications as, in our time, preferve the memory of the minutelt events. We wel remember, that, fome years ago, there were two remarkably hot days, earlier in February, than is mentioned with regard to fir Nicholas Bacon. But, though this circumftance is undoubtedly taken notice of in the Magazines and Metecrologică Journals of the year, we fiould scarcely, if we had been writing a gereral hittory of England, have thought of introducing it inio such a war... Dr. Kipis Note, in the Biog. Drit.


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By this lady (whose great litera, y with great nature, neatness, and lustre character we have mentioned, in our of colouring. In the same house is a account of Gidea-hall, page 257) fir whole length of him by himself, drawNicholas Bacon had likewise two sons, ing on a paper : his sword and pallet Anthony and Francis; the former, a hung up, and a half length of his man of considerable mlents, as ap- mother by him. At Redgrave-hall pears by his life in the Biographia in Suffolk, were two more pieces by Britannica; and the latter, the cele- the same hand, which afterward passed brated viscount St. Alban's, so justly into the possession of Rowland Holt, styled the glory and ornament of his esq. the one, Ceres with fruit and age and nation.

flowers; the other, Hercules and the Before Mr. Walpole had obliged Hydra. In Tradescant's museum was the world with his Anecdotes of Paint- a small landscape, painted and given ing in England, it was, we believe, to him by fir Nathaniel Bacon. In very little known, that Nathaniel, the the chancel of Culford, in Suffolk, seconu son of fir Nicholas Bacon, by are a monument and bust of him, with his first lady, was an eminent profi- his pallet and pencils. Another mocient in that poli e art.

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nument was erected to his memory at one gentleman,' says Mr. Walpole, Stiffkey in Norfolk, the inscription • in this reign (queen Elizabeth's) upon which is published by Mr. Marwho really attained the perfection of ters. The same writer informs us, a master, sir Nathai iel Bacon.-He that fir Nathaniel was famed for painttravelled into Ita y, and udied paint- ing plants, and well skilled in their ing there; but his manner and colour- virtues. ing nearer to the style of Sir Nicholas Bacon's many speeches the lemiih school. Peacham on and letters on ftate affairs have in Limning, r. 26, says, “ But none, duced bishop Tanner to enroll hiin in my opinion, deserveth more re- among the writers of this country. 1pect and admi ation, for his skill and Mr. Masters, in his History of Corpractice ia painting, than master Na- pus Christi College, Cambridge, rethaniel Bacon, of Broome in Suffolk fers to a comment of this great

Itater(younger son to the most honourable man's on the Twelve Minor Prophets, and bountiful-minded fir Nicholas dedicated to his son Anthony; and Bacon) rot inferior, in my judgment, Mr. Strype has printed an excellent to our skillfullest masters.s At Cul- Letter of Advice, which was written ford, where he lived, are preserved by him to the queen, a little before some of his works; and at Gorham- his death, on the situation of her afbury, his father's seat, is a large pic- fairs. Many of his apothegms are ture in oil by him, of a cook maid among those of viscount Sc. Alban's. with dead fowls, admirably painted,


necessory to CoNsISTENCY of CHARACTER and Conduct: An Ejay, illustrated by an affecting Story, founded on fact : Concluded from page 211.

'I Am, fir,' said Victima, the eldest counted nothing, is sufficient for indedaughter of a gentleman in the county pendence and respectability in the little of Southampton, by an affectionate village where he resides i but, alas! woman of some family and merit, now the boasted fuperiority of masculine no more, with whom he received al- understanding, did not happen to be most the whole of that little fortune, verified in our family, and I had an which, though here it would be ac- çarly opportunity of observing, that


in the loss of my dear lamented mo- he married a vulgar young creature, ther, I lost the better half of that pro- who had lived with him as a servant tection and infruction for which the during six or seven previous months, child has a natural right to look up and by whom, in the fourth month of to its parents.

his marriage, he had an heir to all • But negligent as my father might my mother's estate. be, himself, of performing the part It is easy to conclude what would of a guardian, I found him not a be my fate. The first half-yearly pay. little unwilling to permit me to choose ment was all my uncle, ever received for myself another protector. for my board; and when all hopes

• It is true, I was then but little were loft of any further remittance, I more than fixteen, but the man, in quickly found myself degraded from whom I was desirous of placing this the rank of an honoured gueit, to confidence, was certainly no very ex- that of a servile dependant. Howceptionable object, especially as he ever, as my uncle perceived that I was willing to marry me without ca, was quite deserted by my father, and piiulating for any fortune whatever. as I could be very useful in the house, He was, in short, a young attorney, he kindly condescended to keep me in of very respectable hopes, in that the capacity of a bar-maid. part of the country; was generally « This I could have borne, this I esteemed a handsome, and was cer- did bear, with patient resignation. tainly a well behaved young man. I But the cruel taunts, the malicious do not speak this from any

blind par- envy of my cousins, who (not confidertiality ; for my heart, which was ing that, without the wages,


pernever very deeply engaged to him, formed the duties of an

upper fervant) has long been in the possession of ano- looked upon me as an intruder, who ther.

shared a part of that sustenance and • Pardon me,' continued se, af- bounty which they considered as their ter a pause, and an impaliioned exclusive property-this, I say, cut shower of tears, • I was going to ob- me to the soul. serve, that the offer was undoubtedly "I will not conceal from you, sir, far beyond what I could have any that these were not my only reasons right to expect. My father, how- for quitting my uncle. There was a ever, seemed to think otherwise ; for- young gentleman of some fashion and bade Mr. — the house ; and told figure who frequented the house ; and me, in direct terms, that, if I was my vain heart was not long before it prudent, with a person and a face like discovered from his looks, his demine, I might look for fomething portment, his flattering, yet respecthigher than a country attorney. Alas! ful whispers, that they were neither grief had not then bedimmed the in- the peculiar charms of the surroundnocent vivacity of my eyes, nor had ing country, nor the excellent accomthe feeble attempts of art become ne- modations of the house that occafioned cessary to imitate the role of modest his visits to be fo i.ceffantly repeated. health.

• Amenus had found means to learn Under pretence of breaking off my story, and very readily conjectured this connection, I was sent to London, that I was not happy in my situation; or rather to E by my father, he therefore contrived one night to who promised to pay his brother, an have some conversation with me alone; inn-keeper in that delightful little and with all those arts with which a town, å stipulated sum for my board, practised betrayer knows how to intill such tirje as it might be deemed tereft the tender paffions, without apprudent for me to return. But the real pearing directly to appeal to them, cause of his conduct too soon appear- lamented my uncomfortable fate of ed; for, ihortly after my de, arture, dependence, on beings insensible to


my merit, and envious of my fuperior ceived for those pleasures and embelcharms. In fine, he persuaded me to lishments, to which the liberality of accept of an offer which he promised my lover had so amply contributed, to procure me, of exchanging my pre- and that inclination, of which our sex, fent fituation for that of companion to perhaps, are as fusceptible as yours, a lady of rank and benevolence, where when once the barrier of virgin tiinihis protection and friendship might dity is thrown down, all prompted me contribute to my more liberal and to my ruin; and I yielded to the folieligible proviĝon.

citations of another lover, as splendid, • Not to tire you, fir, with my but not fo aniiable as my former; and, narrative, I shall briefly observe, that as the heart was lefs concerned, and, my intended patroness was brought consequently, the same caution was by the artifices of Amenus, by ap- not observed, as in my former alligparent accident, as they were pro- nations, my reputation was destroyed, ceeding on a party of pleasure, to my and I lost the friendship and protection uncle's house. To her, who was, in of the amiable lady, to whose kindreality, all benevolence and virtue, I ness I had made such an inadequate told

my tale, with all the pathos of return. which I was miftress, and concluded, • Distress and misery quickly folas had been agreed, with foliciting lowed : and it was in vain that, seeher recommendation to fome credit- ing the dreadful precipice before me, able situation, in which I might earn I wrote repeated letters to my uncle, my own livelihood, without feeling full of the sincerelt professions of reovery moment the keen reproaches of pentance ; entreating him to receive favour and obligation.

me again into his house, upon any • The good old lady was touched terms, and save me from the guilt, with an appeal, so apparently reason- and my family from the shame of pubable, and having satisfied herself that lic prostitution. fo much of my story as the deemed it Such, fir, is my story; and though effential to enquire into was true, I cannot pretend that it ought to took me, as had been foreseen by place me even among that rank of Amenus, as her own companion. unhappy females, whose imprudence

• Under the root of this kind and and susceptibility have been the only generous patroness I continued above sources of their ruin, yet surely, if a year, without ever feeling the pang mankind could judge, as they must wila of dependence; and blest, by charm- to be judged themselves, I should ing stealth, with the society of one to not, thus unpitied, be cait to everwhom my easy heart could refuse no lasing infamy and difress. fond request for oh! that heart was « Save me! O save me, heaven!” full of his idea, I thought myself

ar- the exclaimed with frantic voice, and rived at the pinnacle of felicity. But let not the tears of my repentance acthe passion of the dear perjured Ame- company me to fill blacker fcenes of nus grew cold; and the happiness of horror and of guilt.' Victima vanished.

Thus saying, the Aung herself, in • Yet ftill my bosom might have an agony of tears, upon the couch, recovered its peace; and, as I had and abandoned herself to despair. no reason to dread detection, either The feelings of Appetentius were, from any consequences of our inter- however, too deeply interested to leave course, or any want of honour in my her in this condition. He kindly afbetrayer, I might still have remained forded her all the consolation in his unstigmatised and respected beneath power; and after exacting from her a the protecting roof of lady Aimwell. promise that she would apply to her But the proud desire of impotent re- aithonourable calling ro more, till the venge, the attachment I had con- fhould see him again, he made her a


hberal present, and retired to ponder to join them in a convivial meetingin his mind the means of her effectual for so those affociations, in which inrelief; and, after a variety of differ- tellect and enjoyment are alike drownent projects, he found that the only ed in debauchery, are generally probable expedient his restless pillow called. could suggest, was that of endeavour This was an invitation of a nature, ing to awaken the compassion of her which, as he had never been in the hafather, and to get him to receive her bit, it was not now in his power, to into his house, where her shame might resist, and as an unlucky proposition be unknown, and the might yet be re was made in the course of the evenftored to virtue and to peace. ing, for a frolicsome excursion of a

Full of this project, he repaired the week or ten days in the country, Apnext evening, according to promise, petentius yielded, as usual, to his into meet the unhappy penitent, and clinations, promising himself to find was not a little pleased to find, as an an interval between the important earnest of her sincerity, that, with the avocations of pleasure for the dismoney he had given her, she had dif- charge of those engagements, to which charged the debt; by means of which, his benevolence had pledged him. In according to the general artifices of short, engagement after engagement these tyrants, the mistress of the house was thus suffered to postpone the had held her in a kind of captivity ; execution of his mind; and when and that she was determined and pre- roused at last by the reproaches of a pared to shift her lodgings to the friend, to whom he had at first comhumble, but honeft habitation of a municated the affair, he began to poor woman, to whom she had formerly listen again to the admonitions of the been a benesactress, and who was the cherub Sensibility, he still suffered his only person to whom, in her present better feelings to be over-ruled by the fituation, the could venture to make habitual tyranny of appetite, and herself.krown.

silenced the importunities of consciEager to escape entirely from the ence, which disturbed his enjoyments

, environs of necessity and temptation, by fimply sending a short letter, acthe freely accorded with the proposal companied with a small present, to of her present deliverer, and conjured the anxious magdalen, informing her, him to exert every power of language that if she still adhered to her resoluto awaken her father to the feelings tion, he would on the next, or any of sympathy and nature. She then other morning she would appoint, gave him the requisite direction ; and meet her at the stage, and pay after repaying with thanks and pray- passage down. ers a second exertion of his liberality, With these terms, abrupt as they the departed for her new habitation, were, Vi&ima readily complied, and full of the pleasing prospects of re- as the shortest period seemed that çurning innocence, and he to his own which was most to be depended on, home, planning, as he went, a thou- returned for answer, by the messenger, {and pathetic arguments, which he de- that she would meet her kind benetermined to tranimit, in an epistolary factor the next morning, according to form, on the next day, to the heed- appointment. But Appetentius was less, but he hoped not entirely unfeel- again seduced into neglect by his coning father.

vivial attachments ; and when he Unhappily, he was prevented from should have been putting the last finishexecuting this resolution in the early ing hand to his benevolent design, part of the day, by unavoidable bus was dosing away the fumes of recent iness; and, before this was well over, inebriation, forgetful of his promises he received a presling invitation from and incapacitated for putting it into a whole body of his usual companions execution; and as, a few days after, he

for her


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