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Copy of a Letter from the Right Hon. James Earl of Derby, to Licut. Gen.

Treton, in Answer to his Summons to surrender the Ille of Man.
SIR,
Received your letter with indig- will keep it to the utmost of my

nation, and with scorn return power to your destruction. Take you

this answer, that. I cannot but this for your final answer, and forwonder whence you mould gather bear any other solicitation : for if such hopes of me, that I Ihould you trouble me with any more melprove, like you, treacherous to mysages of this nature, I will burn sovereign ; fince you cannot but be the paper and hang the bearer. fenuble of the manifelt candour of This is the immutable resolution, my former actings in his late ma- and shall be the undoubted practice jelly's service, from which princi- of hin, who counts it his chiefeft ples of loyalty I am no with departs honour to be, ed. I scorn your proffer; 1 dildain

His majesty's most loyal and your favour; I abhor your treason :

Obedient subject, and I am so far from delivering up

JAMES DERBY. this idle to your advantage, that I

Receipt to fain Bone or Ivory of a beautiful bright red Colour. IMMER scarlet cloth, cut into the wax adheres, will not be tinged

very fine threes, in a fufficient with the dye. quantity of water ; as soon as the water begins to fimmer, chrow in

A Receipt to stuin Ivory black. four ounces of Russia pot alhes, STEEP it five or fix hours in an which will extract the scarlet colour infusion prepared of pot-ashes, ar. from the cloth; add a little alum senic and gall nuts, of each equal to fine the liquor, and Itrain it parts, then lay thereon several coats thro'a linen cloth : dip the bone or of the black varnish which is used ivory in aqua fortis, afterwards to ebony wood, Or, Steep it in the above dye. If you Diffolve a little pure silver in are defirous to make the bone or aqua fortis, then add to the solution ivory variegated with white spots, a little scabious or rose water, and drop thereon in different places rub it over the ivory, and aftermelted wax, and the parts where a wards dry it in the fun.

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HE undoubted original of the treaties, (the only means of pre

following letter fell into my serving her!) by adding the ties of
hands ere the ink was dry. If it honour to those of love, and create
should trike you as it did me, the ing in her a duty to secure her af-
trouble of tranfcribing it will be fečtion ?
more than repaid. Yours, &c. “ Shall I excité the devotion of

T.C. the wife, to preserve and endear “WAS ever situation so circum- the tenderness of the mistress ? Ah! stanced as mine ? anfortunate in the no; in proportion as I shall have midt of happiness, rained by fuc more at flake, my apprehensions cess, and driven to despair by the must increase ; every circumstance attainment of my wishes.

that can augment our connections, “ Why, ye Powers, did you not must add force to my

fears : nor give to the lovely Sophia less love, can I hope they will be extinguishor more resolution to refift; or to ed in matrimonial endearments; me a smaller thare of art and en for all the attention of her life, the dearments to persuade? Had I ne moft artless love, the most studied ver possessed het, I had ftill been affection, can never satisfy where happy: but the, by listening to my the convi&tion of reason has failed. prayers, has undone my quiet ; for “ How can I expect to find a

am doomed, ia spite of reafon, of cure for my fufpicions in her beha. konour, and of gratitude, to en- viour, who doubt even in spite of tertain suspicions of that virtue myself: She cannot undo what is which melted before the flame of done! The cannot recal the luckless my love ; yet fill, in spite of those moment, when, ia spite of the refospicioos, to continue to love and straints of her sex, her virtue fell a adore.

vi&tim ! nor therefore can fhe favo “ lo vain I represent to myself, me from the torturing thought, that the conqueit was the conse- that, weakened as the fortress is by quence of my asliduity ; that her the demolition of the strong outpaffion for me was the unhappy works of prejudice, it is rendered cause of an unbounded confidence the readier to surrender by being in me ; and that art in me finished familiarized to the idea of a furren. what oature had begun in her. dry : for opposition will be ever

“ For, alas ! reflection till draws more or less faint, in proportion as me back to imagine, that looks as the worst of the event can be expassionate, vows as ardent, a man- pected with more or less concerns ner as engaging, and a form as and female vistue is half subdued pleafing, as seduced her at first, at least, when it has once broughe, may again find access to her heart ; itself to think that it may fall. and the same cause may, nay must, ". But since happiness is not to have the same effect; what pleased be found with her, shall I endeain me may please in another; for vour to seek it without her ? and, felf-love fails me, when I strive to banishing myself from her fight, Hatter myself as being possessed of all I take the first step to wean attractions which only can allure. from her my heart? Honour calls

“ To what, then, can I have re me back, and forbids me to fora course for peace? Shall I be moved ake her who forsook all for me! by her tears, and yield to her in- gratitude interposes, and prevents January, 1774

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me from causing her sufferings, then jealousy with all her gloomy who threw afide all that was dear to train startles my imagination, and her to remove mine! and love, yet drives me back to my former diItronger than the calls of honour ftraction. and the ties of gratitude, fill nurses " Since doomed to misery mythat paflion which poffeffion has but felf, may I have the confolation of heightened, and incessantly prompts being a warning to others! Let the my desire for an object, where con gay, the giddy, the gallant know, centered meet every charm, which, that anguish is not the portion of feparately distributed, could create the reduced, the deserted, the mi. and distinguish beauty; where eve- ferable fair alone! If a mistaken ry grace attends on every charm; notion of gallantry built on vanity, where art rivals nature, and the 'or. from the attractions of their pernaments of the mind vie with the sons, and on glory from an idea of perfections of the person; where conquest, be the idle motive of so fense, which might command at much mischief; let them know, tention in the parties of the philo. that, sooner or later, remorse will sophers, 'is foftened and adorned make sufficient atonement for the by tafte, which might add refine- deftruction of the peace of a mind, ment to the polished assemblies of whose only crime was fondness for, the courtier,

them, and for the ruin of a reputa" Can it be wondered that I tion, which never, alas ! can be rehave so frong an attachment to so paired. valuable a possession? Can it be 1. But if love mixes his gentle wondered that I dread to lose it?, force, let them prepare for a dilem. Attracted by unbounded love, re ma like mine, and with a life of pelled by inextinguishable suspici care dearly repay a moment of pleaon, when I think of leaving her, I sure, Let them prepare for an an. see nothing before me but despair; guiñh of mind, which will increase and when for quiet I indulge the, in proportion to delicacy of fentiopposite thought, and incline to ment and refinement of honour.'? fatisfy her prayers and my wilhes,

10 EDMUND BURKE, Esq; upon reading his Sublime and Beautiful. SIR, Confess I have been many times qualities, or strong virtues, possess

highly entertained with your the soft green of the soul. If souls philołophy, but never convinced : are to be coloured according to their It is a Jack in a lanthorn, which faculties, violent fouls may be redi pleases one on the discovery, hope bad fouls may be black; pure souls ing it may prove a true light; but may be white ; jealous fouls may be alas! it only creates a sudden hope green; and patriotic souls may be to leave one in more impenetrable the true blue. As this little stroke darkness.

of your philosophy has much puz. Lucretius, a sensible old Don, źled many of your readers, you tells us, in his fortuitous System of will do them a great honour by an Seeds, that the foul is a little blue explanation.-An epicarean would flame.

have laughed at your green soul, You have deviated from that sys- and would have thought it applitem, and in your Essay on the Su- cable, with our modern city glutblime and Beautiful, page 206, you tons, to the green fat of a Jamaica tell us, that men without hining tursle. DEMOCRITUS.

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A Moral Tale.

W
HILE gaming continues to tions, he gradually involved him-

be a fashionable vice, vain self in difficulties and distresses, ,
will be all the falutary corrections and was, at last, by them plunged
of the stage, or even of the pulpit, into the most pitiable situation to
to put a ftop to its destructive pro- be conceived.
grefs. In spite of all the daily di It was with the greatest concern
ttresses which it occasions, in spite that Mr. Sullivan saw his son asso-
of the fatal consequences with ciare with young fellows who could
which it is almost hourly attended, be of no service, who might be
the gamefter is fill a slave to his extremely detrimental to him, by
tyrannically ruling passion, and the laxity of their principles, and
nothing but absolute ruin can pos. the licentiousness of their lives';
fibly convince him of the folly (to and it was with the sincerest regard
say nothing of the criminality) of for his welfare, both present and
his attachment to play. Not that future, that he endeavoured, by
every man is a gamefter who huf- pointing out the indiscreetness of
fles a pack of cards, or makes a his connections, to disengage him
dice-box; he may do both without from them : but all his friendly ad-
reprehenfion, by doing both with monitions, all his parental entrea-
prudence.

ties were thrown away. Yarry was The celebrated duke de Roche. incorrigible; he was even so undufocault (whose maxims in general tiful one day, when his father do more honour to his head than came, with his usual mildness, to to bis heart) has somewhere faid, acquaint him with an infamous " that there are many people in transaction, of which one of his the world who would never have dearest friends had been guilty, to been in love, if they had never defire him noi to take any trouble heard talk of it." Strange as this about his conduct, adding, with a affertion may appear, with regard very unbecoming asperity, “ that 10 love, it may, without much im. he was old enough to govern himpropriety, be applied to gaming. felf, that he did not want his adThere are undoubtedly many men vice, and that he would not bear who have been talked into a passion any more of his correction.” for play, by their stimulating com By this unkind, ungrateful, and panions. One of these men was a impolitic declaration, Mr. SulliMr. Sullivan, the son of an emin van, though naturally of a patient pent merchant in Ireland,

difpofition, was not a little proHarry Sullivan, having been voked ; and resentment, at that inmade independent by a generous ftant, extinguished every spark of fatber, might have enjoyed his his paternal love.

“ It is mighty fortune in the most honourable well, Harry," replied he, with a manner, by a proper attention to warmth in his language which he his affairs; but by choosing his had never till then discovered, companions without judgment, and is mighty well; I have not, I think, by associating with extravagant deserved this treatment froin you ; young fellows, with whom he old enough indeed you are to go ought not to have had any connec. vern yourself; but you are certain

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ly not wise enough. Your ingrati. which he surely had no reason to tude is equal to your imprudence, overlook. Harry does not want and till I see a great reformation sense,”. continued Mr. Boyne ; in you, be affured, that shall “ he has parts, but his paffions not receive another farthing from are violent. He has hitherto pre

fumed too much upon your indul. With these words, warmly and gence : and indeed, to speak the emphatically delivered, he quitted truth, my good friend, I muft say, his son's house, and returned to that you was too hafty, when you his own, determining to have no- placed him in a situation to live thing to say to him, till a proper genteelly without your pecuniary change in his behaviour induced allistance." him to believe, that he would me. Mr. Sullivan, thore ighly fenfirit the restoration of his favour. ble of the precipitan -e for which

Mr. Sullivan, soon after his re. his friend gently jeproved him, retorn home, received a vilt from plied, with a ligh, “ I was indeed an old neighbour, to whom he had too hafty when I made my son inbeen long accustomed to communi- dependent; for, setting aside the cate the joys and the griefs of his ill usage I have received from him, heart.

I have, I am afraid, by carrying Mr. Boyne, finding his friend my indulgence to a censurable remarkably grave and dispirited, height, armed him wich weapons though not less glad to see him for his own destruction. By have than he had ever been, could not ing enabled him to live like a genhelp taking notice of his dejection, tleman, I have also enabled him to 'which struck him the more, as he mix with men who will, most prowas the moít chearful man of his bably, reduce him to a condition acquaintance, nor could he help infinitely below that of those on inquiring into the cause of it. whom he now looks down with the Mr. Sullivan, not in the least

utmost contempt.

I see, I feel wishing to conceal his uneasiness my error; yet, ungrateful as my from the man who, he knew, would fon's behaviour has been to me, I fincerely sympathize with him, sea- çannot diveft myself of the parent dily informed him of the treatment while I reflect upon it. However, he had met with from his son, and with all my partialities on his acof his determination in consequence count ftill clinging to me, I am reof it ; confefing, at the same time, folved to keep up the appearance of th it he thould suffer exceedingly by resentment. He shall never enter being obliged to adhere to it. my doors again, till he withdraws

Mr. Boyne, wbo, on his friend's himself from his licentious, and account, was almost as much çonconsequently dangerous companice.ned about his fon, as if he had ons, and convinces me, by a new b en himfelf instrumental to his course of life, that he is actuated by e.istence, expreffed his feelings up- new principles.

new principles. And yet to fee on the ucwelcome occasion, which him hurrying to ruin, without proved the fincerity of his friend- ftretching out my hand to fave Thip, and made several attempts to him! Oh! my dear Mr. Boyne ! induce him to expect the desired it is imposible for me to describe reformation, dwelling particularly the anguilh of my heart at this moon the justifiable resentment he had ment; it bleeds for my graceless thewn, on being treated in a way boy." which he had no reason to expect,

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