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this contrast have resulted those poignant der a spouse, or a parent too jealous of her
sorrows that lead me to the grave. I shall || claims ?
here recount all my former and present re Listen to me, my beloved daughter.
flections, without either accusing or justify I was sixteen years of age, and still went
ing myself. To you, my child, I address by the name of Julia; I was as yet igno,
the present parrative. . If

you
should ever

rant of that.of my family, and the caution become a wife, may you live in a time when with which I was treated in that respect the laws conspire not with the passions to prevented me, notwithstanding my curibreak asunder an association wherein you osity, to ask any questions of Madame shall have brought youth, beauty, and for- Depreval, with whom I lived, and who I tune; and at the dissolution of which all called my aunt. This lady was not yet that is restored to you will perhaps be only forty years of age: she possessed beauty, money! Alas! my dearest daughter, how mildness of temper, and great piety. She much I have suffered!

lived a retired life, which agreed with her You have a sister whom you are unac weak constitution and an habitual melanquainted with. 'I have ever kept her at a || choly that gave inexpressible charms to her distance from me: she is no daughter of actions and to her conversation. mine, she is your father's child : she bears Our household was composed of four his name, the same as you do yourself; and servants, two males and two females : one yet you were already born, and I was still of these latter was particularly attached to alive, when she came into the world. This my service. From my earliest infancy I had very idea to me is dreadful. Shall I be always seen the same domestics, the same reproached with having treated her with connections, and the same friends; every rigour and coldness ? She is a stranger to family transaction was always gone through me: she is the daughter of my rival, of a at regular hours: the summer brought woman who has ravished from me the sa back the same amusements, and winter the cred title of a wife. My dear child, on my same occupations; and as Madame Depredeath-bed I recommend her to your care; || val was fond of taking an airing over the watch over her-but from afar. The laws fields only, she kept no carriage. Never have decreed her your sister; and, if my was a more sweet mode of life better regupresentiments deceive me not, she has but | lated; every thing was provided for want a small share of happiness to expect from and convenience, luxury or dissipation her to whom she is indebted for exist. was entirely out of the question. For

sixteen years I never heard a cry in the Judge not of your father from his beha- || house except those that were uttered against viour towards me: I know but too well | myself; for although I was not a wicked wliat pangs that conduct occasions him : || child, my great vivacity and obstinacy were however, he has annulled a union which carried to an excess. These defects, howconstituted my happiness. I have forgiven | ever, vanished before I had attained the all. Reason, indeed, forgives-; but the age of fourteen, owing to premature reflecheart can never forget. It is not in my tion; I only retained that firmness and power to restore him any right to the for- steadiness of disposition which prompted tune which I leave you, and my recital will me never to form a resolution without some inform you wherefore your father is not motive, and never to relinquish it when appointed your guardian. 1 leave him at formed. I have oftentimes been accused of your disposal, as your discretion may sug' being proud; alas! the reason why is, that gest: if it be a wrong, you may dispense my heart is too feeling not to revolt at redress. I am aware how sacred you hold whatever hurts it, yet none more yielding your duties you will discharge them all. when used with proper management. Cast He has taught me that he could fail to fulfil your eyes, my child, over all the mothers his : am I to be blamed because the recol- | whom you may be acquainted with, and Jection haunts me? When love, jealousy, || tell which other than myself you would and the purity of my sentiments will cause have chosen, if heaven had left you the my death, who would presume to reproach arbitrator of your own destiny. me in my tomb with having been too ten Ever since I had been sixteen, I had re

ence.

dress she appeared so lovely, and they delighted shall I feel to give him these praised her person so much, that for the good tidings!" first time in her life she cast her eyes on a At these words the old man again smiled; 'mirror with an emotion of curiosity, and he arose, and went to seek Celestina. The perhaps of new-born vanity, since she be- || latter, on entering the chanıber and pergan to learn that there is a kind of beauty | reiving Eusebius, looked more lovely than independent of the miud or of virtue. The ever from the blush that suffused her most modest and ingenuous of maidens was cheeks. Eusebius, petrified with surprise not the less, however, the humble Celestine and admiration, remained motionless with of the wilderness.

his eyes fastened on Celestina. They exThe next day Eusebius returned from plained, in a few words, her wonderful adNitrea: he took the warmest interest in venture, and how her ignorance and ingebrother Celestine, and returned full of joy, nuous openness had caused all her misforfor he brought admirable news. When he tunes. At the recital, soft tears started arrived, Celestina was in her own cham into the eyes of Eusebius : " Oh, prodigy ber: the old man, willing to enjoy bis of innocence, of truth, and humility,” cried surprise, mentioned nothing of what had he; “interesting and pure virgin, who happened in his absence. As soon as Eu could see thee with indifference?" Eusesebius beheld his father, he exclaimed, bius paused; he was too much affected to “ Celestine is innocent, he is not the father

say more.

His virtuous parents noticed of the child."_“I thought so," said the these expressions: they made much of Ceold man, with a smile." Our good inte lestina, and in a few days, perceiving that resting Celestine is innocent, and fully Celestina's sentiments accorded with their justified.”—“ And how?”—“ Why, that views, they formed that union which Eu. wicked Mary had calumniated him, for || sebius desired with ardour. Celestina wishCelestine never had the least intercourse ed to keep little Lea; and the magistrates with her. This girl has just lost her father, of Nitrea even decided that the child inherited his property, and recalled her should remain in such worthy hands. lover, who is a soldier, and father of the After his marriage, Eusebius yielding to child." _“ Well!"_" She has declared the the desire Celestina felt of going to offer truth in public; and she and the soldier | her prayers in the desert, accompanied her wish to have the infant back again: they | in this species of pilgrimage. Celestina, have been to seek it at Celestine's grotto, bathed in the soft tears of gratitude, kneeland Mary shewed great grief at his having ing in her grotto, returned thanks to the left it. I reached Nitrea in the midst of all || almighty Protector of innocence. She prothese things." '_“ Have you been to the mised to merit her happiness, by exercising monastery?"_“Yes; and they have learn- all the virtues of the wife and the mother. ed the justification of brother Celestine. She was faithful to a vow so dear to her Every body regrets him, and he would be heart, and she enjoyed to the end of a long received with open arms; but let us keep life all the blessings of which it is suscephim bere, my father, for here he will be tible.. happy. And now, where is he? for how

MAXIMS CONCERNING LOVE.

BY A GENTLEMAN OF THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.

Those who affirm that to love truly able, than those by whom we are beloved. one must be loved in return), were certainly It is more likely, in order to gain the favour persuaded that Justice and Love went hand of the fair sex, for a gallant man to be in hand; but, to speak with sincerity, they successful rather than an amorous one, were unacquaiuted, in general, with the Great passions are always attended by sor. temper of women. We are much more row; and love is more easily bred from joy liable to love those who are peculiarly ani- ll than grief. Thence it is, that melancholy

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before the object of their affections, give that easy air of indifference, as to shew that
their rivals the advantage over them, if his time is not yet come for him to wear
those rivals chance to be of a lively temper. their chains.
I therefore recommend the following max-

IX. It is not also amiss for a man to use ims, which, by long experience, I have that kind of artifice as may make him to found advantageous and certain :

be feared by those who would seek to in1. A man ought to love whatever he || jure him, and to know how to make use of finds amiable, provided there seems more that fascinating kind of raillery, so as to likelihood of pleasure than trouble in the

cause his mistress to make a jest, in concurconquest he proposes to himself.

rence with him, even of a favoured rival. II. A man should take care, when in X. And as the tyranny of women and the company of ladies, never to profess || their caprices are but too well known, a himself fickle or inconstant; yet, in reality,

man must, by all means, avoid a too imhe must not be too scrupulously constant, || plicit obedience; for that only serves to be for a thousand loves are better than only a source of trouble to a lover, for which he one during a man's life.

receives no thanks from the injustice of his III. A lover must, above all things, make | fantastical mistress. it his business to please; but to divert with

XI. But above all things, let a man reout making himself ridiculous.

member, that if he ought to instruct while IV. A lover must never acquaint his he amuses, it is much better for him to mistress with his real secrets; for since a

please himself while he persuades; he man who is very well acquainted with the

should never profess love to make himself world should never have any one particular unhappy; neither to be so violently in love object of pursuit, he ought to make his as to cease being amiable, for that will renconfidences among persons of either sex, der him utterly incapable of inspiring love and only direct his attentions, his wit, and in the breast of another. his sonnets to his mistress : but to please her he may invent some secrets, as if of

There were so many gay young men of importance, as it accustoms ladies to speak || fashion at that time who subscribed to the low, and may therefore be of infinite ad- || justness of this gentleman's remarks, that vantage to them as well as to bimself. he was tempted to draw up his ideas in the V. A man must do all in his power to

above form, and publish them under the render himself pleasing ; but, in order not

title of the Baron von Torren's “ Morality to ruin himself, he should take special care

of Love." He met with some opponents, how he fixes his love: let every one ap

who undertook to answer him; one of plaud his wit, his gaiety, his art of pleasing which answers we transcribe, and wherein in company; for it is no honour to any every one of his maxims seemed ingeniously one to be admired by that woman who only refuted. seeks to add to the number of her slaves. “ Those who never knew what it was to

VI. It is also good that the lady. he loves love, have become great converts to the should not think his heart so much at her new morality of Baron von Torrens ou that devotion, but that she may very probably || sublime passion, and have adopted that, his lose it if she slights him; and also that she mistaken opinion, that a man should be should be well persuaded that, if she re more gallant than amorous.?

He is content, jects it, another will be very happy to ac then, to wound other hearts, without feeling

his own touched in any degree. Indifference VII. He must farther endeavour, ás much ll in love can never bring with it but a medic as in him lies, to make himself perfect in ocrity of pleasure; and a man who feels no all the gallant customs of the place where more can never make any illustrious conin he resides. The fair are as easily per- | quest. Certainly a man ought to seek to suaded by examples and the usages of the amuse the person he loves, but it is not times, as by arguments.

enough to divert her, unless he has some VIII. A man must have the art of saying influence over her heart: to act rationally, flattering things to all beauties; but at lhe must not only render it alive to joy, but

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he must make it also susceptible of grief, || that the lady beloved should believe herself and know how to turn each feeling to his inspired with a mutual passion; but this advantage. Two or three sighs, seasonably || persuasion ought to proceed from the great breathed, may be more effectual than all merit of the gentleman, and not from his the sonnets in the world.

insinuations that another may be glad to I. A multitude of mistresses are not to accept the heart she thinks proper to rebe endured, for even he who has two has lject. not any at all.

" VII. In regard to the gallant customs II. Whoever would banish constancy of the place he lives in, a man who is really out of the empire of love, destroys love it- in love cannot so easily adopt them: a sinself; for no sooner does it enter into the cere man takes his resources from that afimagination of man that the time may come fection whitch pervades his whole heart, when he shall love no more, than he ceases and that teaches him sufficiently the whole to love at that very instant: the greatest art of love. satisfaction of the tender passion is to be “ VIII. I agree with Von Torrens that a lieve an eternity in love.

mạn ought to pay universal homage to “ III. No doubt but a man ought to study beauty: when he loves but one, however, to please and divert, but not by way of this will degenerate into mere compliment, raillery. Every lover ought to accommo

and even that adulation must be well temdate himself to the humours of the person pered, lest it should wound the peace of the beloved.

only object of his real affections. “ IV. Whoever can conceal from his " IX. I disapprove much of that artifice mistress his dearest secrets has not given proposed by the Baron in regard to railher his heart; for it is utterly impossible to lery, or that provoking kind of insinuation conceal any thing from those we love. A which renders a mistress as satirical as himman deprives himself of all delicate plea- self against a formidable rival: such a ta. sure, if he does not repay the candour of lent, he may depend upon it, will rather his mistress by mutual confidence. Those " excite fear than love in the breast of his trifling secrets which he may please to in- | mistress. vent signify nothing, and such inventions “ X. As to obedience, if you deprive only belong to those who never knew love love of that, you take away his empire: he but by name.

who cannot yield implicit obedience to the “ V. Von Torrens says, “a man should person he affects to love, loves her not in do all in his power to please his mistress, reality, and should be banished from her | without, however, ruining himself.' As to l society.

excessive magnificence in entertainments " XI. For the last article,--that man who given to the fair, it certainly ought to be expects to be always prosperous in love is avoided; yet love renders that splendour either a fool or a madman; but this passion excusable, and love was certainly the sole being involuntary, the torments which atinventor of such entertainments. Yet ex tend it are the same. All that remains, travagance in our retinue or clothes ought therefore, to be said on the maxims of the to be dispensed with; and a lover should | Baron von Torrens, is, that he knows very endeavour at gaining the heart of his mis- | well how to be a man of gallantry, but tress by more intrinsic qualifications. never yet knew what it was to really

VI. It is certainly no small advantage | love."

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THE DIVORCE.-A TALE.
RELATED BY A MOTHER TO HER DAUGHTER.

I have been exposed to, and have la- birth to that of my death, the laws of my boured under very severe calamities: al- country have undergone a great alteration; though I dare not affirm that it was not but I have ever retained my former sentithrough my own fault, yet my conscience ments, neither has there been any change upbraids me not. From the period of my ll in my manner of viewing matters : from

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sell this contrast have resulted those poignant || der a spouse, or a parent too jealous of her
this sorrows that lead me to the grave. 1 shall | claims ?
Tell here recount all my former and present re Listen to me, my beloved daughter.
the flections, without either accusing or justify I was sixteen

years

and still went iting myself. To you, my child, I address by the name of Julia; I was as yet igno

the present narrative. If you should ever rant of that.of my family, and the caution become a wife, may you live in a time when with which I was treated in that respect

the laws conspire not with the passions to prevented me, notwithstanding my curi. alt

break asunder an association wherein you osity, to ask any questions of Madame shall have brought youth, beauty, and for- Depreval, with whom I lived, and who I tune; and at the dissolution of which all called my aunt. This lady was not yet

that is restored to you will perhaps be only forty years of age: she possessed beauty, We money!. Alas! my dearest daughter, how mildness of temper, and great piety. She much I have suffered!

lived a retired life, which agreed with her You have a sister whom you are unac- weak constitution and an habitual melan. quainted with." I have ever kept her at a choly that gave inexpressible charms to her distance from me: she is no daughter of actions and to her conversation. mine, she is your father's child : she bears Our household was composed of four his name, the same as you do yourself; and servants, two males and two females : one yet you were already born, and I was still of these latter was particularly attached to alive, when she came into the world. This my service. From my earliest infancy I had very idea to me is dreadful. Shall I be always seen the same domestics, the same reproached with having treated her with connections, and the same friends ; every rigour and coldness ? She is a stranger to family transaction was always gone through me: she is the daughter of my rival, of a at regular hours: the summer brought woman who has ravished from me the sa back the same amusements, and winter the cred title of a wife. My dear child, on my same occupations; and as Madame Depredeath-bed I recommend her to your care; | val was fond of taking an airing over the watch over her-but from afar. The laws | fields only, she kept no carriage. Never have decreed her your sister; and, if my was a more sweet mode of life better regupresentiments deceive me not, she has but lated; every thing was provided for want a small share of happiness to expect from and convenience, luxury or dissipation her to whom she is indebted for exist. was entirely out of the question. For

sixteen years I never heard a cry in the Judge not of your father from his beha- | house except those that were uttered against viour. towards me: I know. but too well myself; for although I was not a wicked what pangs that conduct occasions him : | child, my great vivacity and obstinacy were however, he has annulled a union which carried to an excess. These defects, howconstituted my happiness. I have forgiven ever, vanished before I had attained the all. Reason, indeed, forgives-; but the age of fourteen, owing to premature reflecheart can never forget. It is not in my | tion; I only retained that firmness and power to restore him any right to the for- steadiness of disposition which prompted tune which I leave you, and my recital will me never to form a resolution without some inform you wherefore your father is not | motive, and never to relinquish it when appointed your guardian. 1 leave him at formed. I have oftentimes been accused of your disposal, as your discretion may suy- being proud; alas! the reason why is, that gest: if it be a wrong, you may dispense my heart is too feeling not to revolt at redress. I am aware how sacred

you

hold whatever hurts it, yet none more yielding your duties--you will discharge them all. when used with proper management. Cast He has taught me that he could fail to fulfil your eyes, my child, over all the mothers his : am I to be blamed because the recol- whom you may be acquainted with, and lection haunts me? When love, jealousy, || tell which other than myself you would and the purity of my sentiments will cause have chosen, if heaven had left you the my death, who would presume to reproach arbitrator of your own destiny. me in my tomb with having been too ten Ever since I had been sixteen, I had re

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