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ttelancholy, at length, with great reluctance And now, in hopes it may encourage you, consents to the repeated requests of her lo- I'll thew you what the power of love can do ver, who appears to doat on her
with the most Your Grecian bards in their imunortal, arlent paslion, and they go off together, in scenes order to undertake their matrimonial expe- Have deities descending in machines ; dition. Old Grilkin directly returns, and And many a knotty point their godships says he has found out the route his niece has clear, taken, for that four or five couple went off Which you, bold fons of Britain, foarce post that morning for Scotland ; and that, by would bear the description, Jemmy Twinkle and Mis _Holdi karce would bear ? -- nec in a Griskin must be among them ; he therefore
ferisus play, desires his housekeeper to go with him, in But in a trilling farce perhaps you may ; order to recover the young Lady. Mrs. Where Love, the great magician, waves him. Filagree, who appears to have a delign upon wand, her master, seems startled at this requett
, and And then, as Chorus, lends a helping hand gives feveral hints that the shall lose her cha Hey, pats, begone ! swift as the lightning's racter by accompanying him on the journey ; gleam, and that the family of the Flacks, their near Or lying Mahomet's fictitious deann, neighbours, of whom they seem to stand in Time, Ipace, be nothing! great awe, will certainly propagate a terrible
On his waving his whip, the scenes fhift, ftory upon the occasion. Grilkin then tells
and the inn appears.] her, that she will absolutely make him diltracted, and that the knows the may trust
Since I saw you laft, him.
Days have rollid on, and weary milea besen Fil. Trust you? To tell you the truth; Without one léeming interval between,
pals di I hardly know whether I dare trutt mytelt: You're now in Yorkthire, and the scene aa. You are an old man, to be sure ; but I'cod
inn. you are a very smug one.
And how does Where couples throng like clustering bees ia one know what the devil
may put into one's head? I will not go, politively.
And all my rabble rout are up in arms.
Hark! Do you hear them? What a plear
ing brawl! fond, I beg of you. It frights me to death. I am all over in a tremble. I will go, how. And lovers join in one great caterwawl!
Bells jingle, chailes rattle, hoftlers bawi, ever, and get your things ready, for I think
Play with your faucies then, as Shakespear I hear the post-chaife stop at the door -But I dehre you would not come up stairs after And think all real which our feene displays.
says, me, for I am resolute in my determination. Play with your ears, and fwell the noile
[Exit. Grif. I will follow you thoʻ, for I am Play with your eyes, and multiply the crouch
more loud, fure you love the girt fo much that you must And lo! to make the strong deception comply. And there shall be no pains want
warm, ing on my side to bring it about. ---Hark! It is the chaife. I hope old Flack has feen Our landlady appears ! Herself a storm !
A form I fly from.
[Runs off. nothing of it. I will just go and speak to the boy. Poor Fillagree! I do not believe the has her equal for virtue in the discovered. A great noise is heard among
The inside of a large inn is immediately world. She is rather a comely woman too, the servants. Several travellers are introduand, tho’ her temper is a little violent, the ced by the waiters, and accommodated :chas many good qualities.--A
sug old man; cording to their desires ; and the landlady, my fide than the has on her’s. - But go she enjoying a shost respite from the bustle, cres must , at any rate. A smug old man, he, out, Well, these Scotch marriages are glo
rious things for our road. Heaven blefs he! The Scene changes.
their good hearts who hift thought of evt.
ding the law. Nothing box pott-Charles day A Dance of Poftilions and Chambermaids. and night, night and day; from London After the Dance, enter CUPID.
to Scotland, from Scotland to London ; uy
and down, down and up: And then the CUPID.
young couples are such open-hearted, geneWell, Gentlefolks, though you refuse my rous louls, that I warrant you some of them aid,
fpend bull chasis furtunes in the journey, I've got good customers, and been well paid,
Mifs Griskin, now Mrs. Twinkle, ap. You know in cases fuch as thefe, pears in high fpirits, and tells the landlady How nature works by jält degrees ; the is quite another thing since her weddingWhat dreadful storms at firft arise and that
, if she was to be married fifty, times, of clamorous tongues and weeping eyes, the would, from the many agreeable circum. Till all their griefs, beyond expreiling, ftances she met with upon the journey, make End in a calm, and, Sír, your blessing. all her lovers run away with her to Scotland. Suppose we then our doating fage After some time, her husband arrives, count- Has spent his impotence of rage ; ing his money, and calculating his expences, That pouting Miss had wept her fill ; in a very sullen humour, and feems to be very That Fillagree with female skill insensible of the asliduities of his new wife, Has touch'd each kind confenting chord, who accuses him of coldness, and declares Has wheedled, threaten'd, and implor'd, her disappointment at his not acting confif- And brought at length her several views, tent with his professions to her during his just to the crisis she would chuse. courtship, when he wrote the verses on her By your consent the rest we'll spare, first appearance at Haberdashers-hall, and Jump to th' event, and catch then there. the lines on her biting a finger off her glove
[*He waves his whip. at the White Conduit-house, which last, the They rise, they speak! and I refrainfaid, there was nothing like in all Pope's Be courteous, and I'll come again. Works. "Sweet lovely maid, were I a [Nodding to the audience, and exit. glove.' This flattering idea causes an im
["On CUPID's waving his whip, the mediate reconciliation, and they retire in good humour to their apartment.
scene shifts, and discovers Mr. Grif. A violent difturbance next ensues, occa
kin and Fillagree in earnest conversation fioned by old Griskin's putting up at the
on a couch, Miss leaning against or inn, which he inlifts upon searching from
side-scene pouting, and leering at jemtop to bottom, in order to find his niece.
my, who Jeans againft another scene, After some opposition from the landlady,
twirling his hat, and playing with his and Mrs. Fillagree, who declares she is un
fingers. The landlady, servants of able to travel any farther, he begins to be in
the inn, &c. appear listening at the sea tolerable good humour, and agrees to lie
veral doors ] there that night. On the landlady's inqui Fillagree [rising and coming forward.] ring, who supposes them. man and wife, Well then, upon that condition, and upon whether they chule to lie in one bed, Mrs. that condition only, there's my hand. Fillagrec is thrown into great distress with Griskin (grasping her hand eagerly.) respect to the injury her character will fuf 'Tis a hard one, Fillagree. --But I must tain from her attending Griskin upon his comply. Come hither, you ungracious coujourney, and is not at all satisfied until she is ple you ! I am forced to forgive you.-Ger 'assured the shall have a bed at least fix up, get up, and don't plague me any more chambers distant from his. On their going about it. You may thank Fillagree for it. off, the chamberlain enters, and acquaints I was as hard as adamant till the softened his miftress that the young couple have been me. (Ogling her) And now, Fillagree, I detected by the old Gentleman, and that have but one care remaining; if I could but very disagreeable consequences are likely to get over that curfed difficulty of the Flack faenlue. Cupid then enters, laughing and mily, I Mould be a happy man, indeed. finging :
A reconciliation having now taken place, Ha ha, ha ha, Ha ha ha!
the landlady, servants, Cupid, and the young Cupid triumphs o'er all ages,
couples that were in the inn, enter, and give Beardless youths and bearded fages thein joy. Miss Dolly Flack, anong them, All fubmit to Cupid's law. intreats Griskin to compaflionate her misfor. Ha ha, ha ha, Ha ha ha!
tunes, which, lhe days, have been occalioned Conquest to the fair belongs,
by her eloping to marry a young fellow, Be they foolish, be they witty,
who even now, before half their journey was Be they frightful, be they pretty,
accomplished, treats her with the moft cruel
indifference. All, ay all have flattering tongues.
Griskin inquiring into the All, ay all have flattering tongues.
cause of this behaviour, Tom Sotherton, the
young man, tells him, that, being a ftrollingHe speaks :
player by profession, he came up to London Well, thus far I have brought, you see, in order to be engaged at one of the TheaMy couples pretty handsomely ;
tres, but, having been disappointed in his And every thing has been express’d : prospects, he flattered himself a marriage -Then why proceed? You know the rest. with Miss Flack would repay him for all his 3
trouble, especially as a friend affured him, fhe hoped-by such proceeding his conduct would had 10,000 l. in her own possession ; that be applauded rather than blamed. upon this hint he spoke, and found the Lady, Grilkin overjoyed to find the family of the from her violent passion for romance, very "Flacks had no right to accuse him with the ready to acquiesce with his proposals ; that misconduct of his niece, nor his own matrithey set out from London in high spirits, monial engagement with Fillagree, underbut, before they had reached York, an ex takes to reconcile Dolly Flack to her parents. press reached him from his friend, assuring Fillagree and Cupid, by way of Epilogue, that Miss Flack's fortune intirely depended then concludes the piece, with recommending on the will of her father, a grandmother, to all young Ladies to think seriously before and two maiden aunts; yet, as he was too they venture upon marriage, and not to be honest to make the young Lady a beggar, he too precipitate in their engagements. was determined to break off the match, and
LETTER to Baron Von PoLLNITZ, at Berlin.-From Letters, ju
published, of Baron Bielfeld, SIR, Hanover, Aug, 6, 1740. Sir, to send you a short account of our foe
is berg in Prussia ! I give you many thanks gard as altogether indifferent, seeing you are for the relation you have had the goodness to acquainted with the principal actors who send me of his Majesty's journey. I have line on this theatre. read it to some persons of merit here, who Scarce had Frederic William closed his are in raptures with those marks of clemency eyes, before we faw arrive at Berlin, as you and greatness of foul that the King has every- remember, Baron Munchausen, first Minifwhere shewn; and with that ingenious man ter of the King of Great Britain, in his ener in which you recount all these actions, lectorate of Hanover, in order to present, on and the remarkable ceremonies that have ac the part of his Britannic Majesty, the conicompanied the receiving of homages. This pliments of condolence and felicitation to our interesting description is, in a manner, a new King. This arrival svas fo fudden, continuation of your memoirs, which afford that Baron Munchausen could not have it. Such a pleaing entertainment to the polite ceived the order from London, fince the death world. We are not fuprised that the king of the late King. From whence we con. has not been crowned. 'Frederic, the firit clude, that the embassy of this Minister had King of Prullia, had good reasons for fub- been determined in England, from the tinc mitting to that ceremony; but his successors they knew of the dangerous disorder of the receive the crown from the hands of Provi. Prussian Monarch ; and this remarkable at. dence, and not from their subjects. They tention gives room to conjecture, that the content themselves with administering the Court of London endeavours to prevent ours, oath of fidelity to the troops, to the Nobili- by fo much politeness, in order to efface the ty and the people. Mell. Dacier, medal. remembrance of that personal animolity which lifts at Geneva, have just struck a very fine fubfifted, from their early youth, between and large medal, which corresponds with Frederic William and the King of Great Brithis idea. It is in bronze ; on one side is tain, and by which their Ministers have been icen the bust of the King, with the usual in- frequently greatly embarrassed, They say, fcription, Fredericus II. Rex Borrusliæ;' that this natural antipathy, which is worse than and on the exergue, his Majesty's motto, hatred, had once rose só high, that the two * Pro patria & pro gloria.' The reverse re Monarchs, after the example of Charles V. presents the city of Konigsberg, over which and Francis I, had determined to decide it is an eagle with extended wings, and these by single combat; that the King of England words, Rex natura.'
had fixed on Brigadier Sutton for his lecond, The King, who is not fond of ceremo. and that his Prullian Majesty had made nies, is, I believe, very well pleased with a choice of Colonel Derschau ; that the terrivoiding this, though he will have others to tory of Hildertheim was appointed for the undergo in his journey to Westphalia, Cleves, rendezvous. His Britannic Majesty was then and Werel All these journies will form fo at Hanover, and lis Pruffian Majesty was many courses of exercises for you Courtiers. already arrived at Saltzdahl, near Brunfivic. Your minda, as well as your bodies, must Bar Bork, who had been the Prussian be not a little fołaced with the intervals of Minister at London, and was dilinified from reft. To amuse your leisure, per:niš me, that Court in a very ungracious manner, ar
living at Saltzdahl, found the King his mas- all the Misisters, Generals, Courtiers, and ter, in fo violent a rage, that he did not think in fhort, every one of any distinction in Hait adviseable directly to oppose his design ; pover. Our rooms were thronged with a but, on the contrary, in order to gain time, continued procession. The day of audience seemed to approve of the choice of a single Baron Munchaufeu came to take us in the combat, and even offered his service to carry King's coaches, which were very magnifithe cartel. But, entering the King's apart- cent, He sat with Count Trouchses in the ment about an hour after, he took the liber- first. In the second were two Hanoverian ty to say, “Sire, I am convinced that your Gentlemen. Then came the grand state Majesty's quarrel ought not to be decided mourning coach, drawn by fix horses, and but by a duel, and, if I may be allowed the preceded by two Marshals : The Pages were expression, as between one Gentleman and on the outlide, and two Gentlemen of our another. But your Majesty is scarce reco- embassy within. Next 'came the Count's levered from a dangerous illness, and have still cond mourning coach, with the third Genremaining all the symptoms of your late dif- tleman of the embaffy; and, lastly, came my order : How unfortunate therefore would it coach, and in which I fat, rather uncombe, if you should relapse the evening before fortably, alone. Some empty coaches, bethe combat, or even that very morning; longing to the principal Ministers, closed the what a triumph would it be for the English procession. At the gates of the city, and King? And what would the world lay? on entering the Court of the palace of HeWhat odious suspicions would it cast upon renhausen, the guards presented their arms, your Majesty's courage : Would it not, the Officers made the falute, and the drums therefore, be far better 10 postpone the affair beat the march. for a few days, till your Majesty's health is We were conducted into an antichamber, citablished ?" The King, they say, acquiesced, where we found the whole Court assembled, though with difficulty, in these reasonings; and in a mourning almost as deep as our the cartel was not fent; the Ministers on own. Count Trouchses wore a peruke of both (ides gained time; the wrath of the two an immense size, and a cloak that trailed Kings by degrees evaporated, and, by the fome yards behind him, which gave to his next year, they became in a manner recon- figure of six feet high, a very singular ape ciled.
pearance. In about a quarter of an hour, I do assure you, Sir, that we do not now Lord Harrington came to introduce us to find the least traces here of that ancient'animo- the audience. The doors of the hall were fity between the Houses of Prussia and Great thrown open, and the King of Great BriBritain : It seems to have been buried in the tain appeared in all his glory. He was dresgrave with Frederic William. We find no: sed in purple, and adorned with his grand thing at Herenhausen, but politeness and order of the Garter. Count Trouchses preattention. That Court seems to endea- fented his credentials with a good deal of vour after a close and sincere attachment with grace, and with an air of dignity, but he ours; and, if I am not mistaken, will be had not time to make a long harangve; for charmed to cement this new connection by a the King interrupted and answered him with marriage between the Prince of Prussia and the greatest goodness; and afterwards talked the Princess Louisa of Great Britain, of to him with an air of cordiality, that delightwhom they talk with raptures.
ed every one who beheld him. His Majesty We had no sooner alighted at the hotel of could not sufficiently admire his grave and London, where apartments were prepared for folemn appearance, and faid to him softly, us, than Count Trouchses sent Captain Von with a smile, ' Count Trouchses, one would Queis to Lord Harrington, the English Se- imagine, by your appearance, that you were cretary of State, and to Baron Munchausen, in delpair for the lofs of your late Master." to notify our arrival.
The latter came, a We were all of us afterivards presented to his bout an hour after, to visit all the embassy; Majesty, who said to each of us fomething talked with great respect to the Count, and gracious and condescending. When we came advised him not to make use of his credentials out of the hall of audience, the Count laid aimmediately, in order to avoid much trou. fidę his cloak, and soon after sat down to table. blesome ceremony; but to remain tranquil Our Amballador had the honour to dine at home for a couple of days, to receive ihe with the King; and we had an excellent visits of all the Court, and to prepare for dinner at the table of the Marshal. When his public audience, which he promised thould the King role from table we returned ing bu the third day. The Count followed his the hall where his Ma dined, and where advice. The next day we put on our mourn we found a great number of Courtiers of the ing habits, and received; in fact, the yifits of firtt quality, who received us glas in hand.
The great Cupbearer was at his poft, that and decypher : Add to all this our junts is to say, at the beaufet, and exercised the to Herenhausen, and you will see that I functions of his office with the best grace in have employment enough for any reasonable. the world, by charging us with numberless man. bumpers. After this Germanic ceremony, I find, besides, among the Courtiers that we were presented with coffee, and then con- are here, a considerable number of men of ducted into the large and noble garden. fense and merit; from whose conversation I This garden is rather superb than pleasing: receive both instruction and amusement.
The alleys are spacious, and the hedges high There is not, moreover, any one Prince in and beautiful. There are bafons of water, Germany, great or small, that does not send and fountains that are admirable. The grand a Minister to compliment his Britannic Majet in the middle is the finest in the whole jesty on his arrival in his electoral dominions. world : It is two feet in diameter, and ufu. Forcigners also arrive here from every quarally rises 80 feet high, but, when all the ma- ter, but they are, for the most part, birds of
chines are going, it may be raised to 120 passage, who disappear at the end of a cerfeet. The day the King Thewed this match- tain number of days; fo that Herenhausen less fountain to the Duchess of Dorset, I was resembles a dove-house, or, if you please, a a witness with what impetuofity this water magic lanthorn, where the objects pass rarifes into the air, and then falls down like a li- pidly before the spectators eyes. quid and transparent mountain, especially in They make, in general, very good chear, calm weather. The bason,
though large, is at Hanover, but especially at M. Von Bnot of a sufficient width : There reigns too
He is a tall, well-made man, of an agreea. much uniformity in these gardens, and they ble appearance ; has a good deal of wit, and have no prospect. The verdant theatre is ftill more money. He was formerly emone of their greatest ornaments.
ployed as Envoy from the Elector of HanoAfter the walk there was a French come ver, at Paris ; and, on his retum from dy : The company is a very good one. Ma- thence, he had the misfortune, by the kick demoifelle La Vois, Mademoiselle Amoche, of a horse, to lose one of his eyes : The and Mef. Serigni and du Clos, are the best blow was so violent that the nerves and the actors. On coming out from the comedy, the muscles of the other eye were greatly injureu King took another walk; and all the Court at the same time. This accident gave hima attended him. We supped at Herenhausen, inexpressible pain ; and he was obliged, by ore and about midnight returned to Hanover; der of his physicians, to observe a very exact quite fatisfied with the gracious reception we regimen, and which was to him still more had met with both from the King and all infupportable than the pain itself. The rethe Court.
maining eye, notwithtanding, became eveThe days pass here with an uniformity ve-. ry day worfe ; and, at lait, his doctors inry much liken that of a convent. Every formed him that it was impoffible to save it ; morning at eleven, and every afternoon a that in a few days he would lose his fight in bout fix, we go to Herenhausen, through tirely, but that he would be delivered from an endless alley of lime-trees, scorched by his pains, and might then live as he pleafede the fun ; and twice a day our mourning. He received this news with transports of joy:
clothes and'equipages are covered with duft. He regulated all his affairs as long as hisThe King eats by rotation with the fame fight lasted ; law every thing that was curi. company - makes every night a party at om ous, furnished and set his house in order, and bre with the same persons, Tups, and goes to writed the total eclipse of his fight with as bel. There is twice in a week a French co much impatience as another man would have medy, and the other days are devoted to play waited for a recovery. At length his eyes in the great gallery ; so that, were his Ma were both extinct. With his last eye he loft jesty constantly to reside at Hanover, one his griefs; and from that day began to live might make a kind of almanac for ten years again. As he has neither wife nor child, he to come; and predict what dishes would be has devoted a considerable part of his inferved each day at his table ; what would be come to his table. It is regularly served for his employinents, and what his amusements., twelve persons, with great abundance and eNotwithstanding all which, I do not find the qual delicacy: This Gentleman foems, by time here in any degree tedious. The first the loss of his fight, to have improved his days were fpcnt in receiving and paying vi- other senses: His feeling, his taste, and fits. I am very often invited to dine or sup hearing are amazingly acute.
His chief with some of the principal persons in the ci- pleasure is in drinking healths to his friends, ty: I walk, I eat, I drink, I feep, I make in burn pers, and in which they are obliged love, negotiate, write my dispatches, cypher to pledge him: The Butler always brings