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to rot; the king's doctor cut off the tip on the days of new and full moon, and • I climbed to the top of an old pago. of his nose, ears, lips, tongue, and fingers, the days of the moon's quartering, so that da, by several flights of narrow ruinous which, with some of his blood, is to form there are four in each lunar inonih. stairs. The two lower stories have a a compound in some niedicine of wonderful September 28. In the morning, accord- flight in each angle, arched over and efficacy in insuring longevity and prosperi- ing to appointment, Mr. Keys waited on steep. The first, about a yard broad, and, ty to those who are so happy as to obtain the enga's whoon, who received him with in height, from the steps to the top of the a portion of it froin his majesty's bounty. particular attention, seated-him on a arch, about five feet, ending in a small This is one of the palace póstrums, of couch-bed beside him, and had prepared turret placed over the angle, and froin which there are many others equally a collation for him. Balia Shein Atto- the door of which only they receive light. !nystic in the preparation, and wonderful whoon, of Hunzawuddy, and some other The height of the whole of the first flight in the operation; these his majesty occa- persons of middling rank were present, and story is about forty feet; the height sionally dispenses to the credulous multi- and seated on carpets on the floor: the of the second nearly the same, but the tude. The fall of a rich man proves a conversation first turned on alchymy; the arch lower, and passages narrower; the source of revenue beyond the amount of enga's whoon said that many Burmhans rest of the steps are on the outside, lead. his inmediate assets. His books are had ruined themselves by such pursuits ing to the top of three other stories, from carefully examined, and all whose names without being a sufficient warning to whence the dome rises. The first two are there entered, whether the account others, as they still remained inpressed stories are surrounded by a Gothic archhas been settled or not, are sued for the with a belief, that if they could find a cer- ed gallery, along which are arranged varifull amount of the entry, and are obliged to tain root they should succeed; but this root ous iinages of their deities. The building pay the demand, without daring to demur was not to be found, and many lives had itself is quadrangular, each face fronting or que tion the legality of the action; and been lost in searching for it. Niebuhr, I the four cardinal points of the compass, names are often inserted on the occasion.' think, mentions a similar opinion prevail- with a projecting portico, and correspond

It is a part of the Burmhan policy ing in Arabia, where he met with some mi- | ing niches within, wherein is placed on a to give young ladies of the court in serable adepts, who described a plant that throne, or altar, a colossal gilt figure of marriage to the heirs of the most pow- gows on the mountains of Yemen, and Godoma. The principal figure seems erful subjects, with a view to secure tinges the teeth of animals feeding on it uniformly to be placed io the east, where their fidelity or report their defection yellow, as a species of the plant, the desi- there is the greatest projection for the or mal-practices.

deratum of alchymists: and, I apprehend, shelter of those who coine to pay their For this purpose, the modern rage for alchymy amongst the devotions. the queen mother, the queens, and prin- Burmhans has been introduced by the • From the top of this pagoda, I comcesses take the courtiers under their Mahomedans itinerant or settled amongst manded a full view of the reinains of the protection, and educate them in their them, who have also impressed them with city and adjacent country, which, as far respective palaces; a plan which the a belief of the sovereign efficacy of con- as the eye can reach on the eastern side of parents readily agree to, as affording a sections, of rubies, the precious metals, the river, is rugged downs; sterile, uncul. certain provision for their daughters. and others, the farrago of nostrums which tivated, and covered with scrubby bushes, Alchymy is a favourite study at the have so long been a fruitful source of &c. To the south-east, about three miles Burmhan court. The mayhoon, who, I do not, by this, mean to ascribe to the ly from the common level of the country,

profit to the empires of the western world. inland, a ruggid ridge of bills rise abrupt. as well as most of the royal family, is | Arabians' the invention of these follies, and extend about five or six miles north - fond of this study, sent to Captain but the renewal of them ; as we have in- and south. The ruins of the pagodas ex. Cox for some quicksilver, which was dubitable proofs of their having been tend about four or five miles along the given to him by Mr. Kers:

practised in the east from the earliest pe- banks of the river, and inland, about one . His excellency produced a mixture riods of time, and the Burmhans them- mile and a half. of drugs, which he had been preparing, selves boast of ancient books amongst I counted to the south of me fisty; and which was to make people invulnerable; them which treat of the science of trans- to the northward there might be seventy and when perfected, 'a little held in the mutations. As a proof of this assertion, it more, distinguishable, of various forins hand, would make a person's countenance may be sufficient to quote the Shanscrit and sizes; but nunberless others bave resplendent with glory, and enable him Ashlogue, translated by Mr. Halhed, in sunk into indistinguishable masses of rubto fly; and, in spite of all Mr. Keys' ar- his preface to the Code, or Digest, of bish, overgrown with weeds; and the guments, persisted in believing that the Hindoo Laws :

plain is every where covered with fragtransmutation of metals was known in Eu- «« From the insatiable desire of riches inents of their materials, Iminediately rope. Mr. Keys told him, that he hoped I have digged beneath the earth, I have above the bank, where my boat lay, is a his excellency would let him into the se- sought by chemistry to transmute the me part of the wall of the western curtain of cret when he had acquired it; which pro- tals of the mountains.

the fort; and, about a quarter of a mile to duced another general laugh, and his ex- «"I have traversed the queen of the the eastward, parallel to it, I passed cellency was so much pleased that he told oceans, I have toiled incessant for the gra- through a breach in the eastern curtain, him, that in case I left the country, if he tification of movarchs.

and think I saw the north angle bastion, would stay with them, he would do every ris I have renounced the world, to give about seven hundred yards from me. It thing in his power to make the Burmlian up my whole beart to the study of incan- is probable, therefore, that the fort was dominions agreeable to him: detailing tations; I have passed whole nights on not larger than the present one at Amaramany sensual temptations, which make the places where the dead are burnt.

poorah ; or they may have fixed dimensum of a Burmhai's happiness. Previous "“I have not gained one cowry ;-be- sions for their imperial forts. The wall is to his going to the mew whoon, Mr. Keys gone, O avarice! thy business is over.' composed of sınall bricks and mud, about had called on the enga's whoon, and had. Captain Cox experienced the utinost fourieen cubits thick, and bas the re. been equally successful in conciliating his difficulty in getting his business trans- mains of a dry fosse without. Isketched good will; he gave him some vulnerary acted at the Burmhan court; at length the figure of one of the most perfect and balsam, salves, and lint, and shewed him he determined to take his leave. On the largest I saw. My view is of the how to use them; and pleased the old his return, he passed the new city of west.front, which measures at the base to pass the next Burnihan Sunday at his Gucayne, and afterwards stopped at and, as nearly as I can judge by my cye, is house, as he should then be at leisure to the ancient city of Pegaam or Pokg- about two hundred feet in height. Its in hear him all day. The Burmban Sunday, hong, the ruins of which he thus de- terior is similar to one I have described, or day dedicated to rest and prayer, falls I scribes :

but in þetter preservation. It is built of bricks of two dimensions; the largest, depth seventeen feet, height thirty-five or linquished the game, while the astonished "which are used in the body of the build- forty feet. The partition wall between Abbé was lost in admiration.' ing, are seventeen inches long, eight and the two galleries, and the outer wall also, Benevolent Gamesters.-A very rea half broad, and three and a half thick. had several small arches for the passage of spectable gentleman, who had an averThe least are fourteen and a half long, se- air and light at different heights. To get síon to cards, but did not wish to seem unven and five-eighths broad, and one and a to the second story, it was necessary to fashionable in a family where he often vihalf thick. They are well burnt, and creep along a cornice, about fourteen feet sited, and where public days for play were joined together with great skill and nice above the pavement, and only sixteen set apart, found himself under the necesty. Their, surface anil edges being inches broad, a risk which neither our de sity of playing deep.' It was his good ground, perfectly correspond, and lie so votion or curiosity could tempt us to en- fortune, however, generally to be sùccessclose as that not the least cement can be counter. I have only to add, that the ful. After some years of intimacy, the seen between thein ; if any was used, it avenues to the inner cloister, had great master of this family took him aside one must have been a very fine gluten. As folding grated gates; but the only pre- day, and imparted to him the melancholy far as relates to the exterior surface of the cautions used, are seemingly intended to secret, that his affairs were in a most embody of the building, the masonry is the keep out cattle. We were permitted to barrassed state. The gentleman expressed best I have ever seen, but I doubt much traverse and examine every ihing without his concern at his friend's distress, and enwhether this holds good throughout; per. molestation; a few persons, who, I sup- treated him not to despair. haps it is only observed in the cannon re- pose, were slaves to the pagoda, attending On his return home, he opened a privelments. The whole building has been is out of curiosity. However, to recon- vate drawer in his bureau, in which he plaistered over in the usual inanner, and cile them to our measuring, &c., I told had nightly deposited his winnings at the it is where this plaister bas scaled off, that them we had nothing of the kind in our card tables in his friend's house; and the the workmanship is to be observed. country; and if I was not particular in next day, insisted on refunding the sum

A little further to the eastward, with writing down the length, breadth, &c. this inconsiderate man and his family had out the walls of the fort, is another, about the people there would not believe that lost. It was sufficient to save his friend the size of the one I sketched, but some there was such a building in the world. from instant imprisonment, and to give a what different in form. It has been re- In the two galleries of the lower story, I turn to his affairs ; but he restored it only paired and beautified by the present think there are at least two thousand on condition that they should never play Prince of Pagaan, and is deserving of images in the niches, of stone and wood at cards again. more attention than any time or circun- guilt, the carving tolerable; and in little • The late General Scott, so celebrated stances would permit me to bestow on it. compartments on the outside of the sur- for his success in gaming, was one evenIt is also quadrangular, but its porticoes base, were figures in relief, of green var- ing playing very deep with the Count project further, and the spire is loftier, nished pottery, and also on the frieze of D'Artois and the Duke de Chartres, at and it has two vaulted galleries surround the cornice.'

Paris, when a petition was brought up ing it, in the walls of which are numerous

With this extract we close as origi- from the widow of a French officer, statniches, filled with various images of their nal a work as any that has come before ing her various misfortunes, and praying

In the four principal centreniches, are four erect colossal gilt images

us. While it presents a singular pic- each put in one, two, or three louis d'ors ; of Godoma, about twenty-five feet in ture of oriental manners, it furnishes but when it was held to the general, whó height, standing on the lotos flower. It is much important information for the was going to throw for a stake of five hunremarkable that these have all crisped guidance of future einbassies to the dred louis d'ors, he said, “ Stop a mohair! the poonghees deny that they have Burmhun empire.

ment, if you please, sir, here goes for the any affinity with Caffres, but say that,

widow?" The throw was successful ; and when Godoma assumed the religious ha

be instantly swept the whole into the

THE PERCY ANECDOTES. bit, he cut off his hair with his sword, The twenty-first part of this popular plate, and sent it down to her. leaving it rugged or furrowed,

*Many years since, a Mr. Bradshaw had features of a genuine Burmhan have a good work is devoted to Anecdoles of Bene- won about 2001. at a gaming table. A deal of the Caffre cast. These principal ficence, and contains numerous in- gentleman standing behind hiin, exclaimniches form a kind of sanctum sanctorum, stances of the exercise of this godlike ed, “ How happy should I be with that and are railed off, so as to prevent the too virtue. " It is very appropriately dedi- sum!” Bradshaw, without looking at near approach of the multitude. Over cated to Mrs. Frý, who is termed the bim, handed the purse of money over his each figure is suspended a chattre of do- female Howard of her times.' An ele- shoulder. The stranger took it, fitted front, " is a large stone, with the prints of sant portrait, and an interesting anec- acquired a large fortune. On his return the feet of Godoma. These are only re- dotal

memoir of this distinguished lady, to England he waited on Mr. B., to whom presentations of those sacred impressions are given in the part. The following he made himself known, and offered resa which he has left in yarious parts of the are extracts :

titution. Mr. B. however, declined acearth, particularly in the Burinhan dómi. Delicate Generosity. – A French Abbé, cepting it; but he soon afterwards renions. The following are the rough di- celebrated for his wit as well as his poli- ceived froin the gentleman a present of mensions which I took of the building, to tical knowledge, was much embarrassed much greater value. form a ground-plan from. The outer for the sum of five hundred luuis d'ors. • A similar incident to the preceding is wall of the portico , fourteen feet thick, The Abbé was high-mioded, and being related of the Constable de Montmorenbreadth of the passage ten feet. Portico constantly at Versailles, he carefully cy. He was at an assembly at Montpeor vesticule, length forty feet, breadth avoided every thing that might lead to the lier, where there was very high play at twenty-one, heighth thirty-five, passage of discovery of his embarrassment. Some Basset. A poor gentleman who was beditto to first cloister or gallery, fourteen person, however, whispered the secret to hind, and saw the constable put three feet in length, breadth ten feet. First the Queen, the beautiful but unfortunate thousand pistoles upon a card, said softly gallery, greatest length one hundred and Marie Antoinette. On the same evening, to one who was near him, " Oh, what a forty-three feet, breadth eighty-six, pas- her Majesty meeting the Abbé at the sum ! it would make me easy for life!” It sage thence to the inner gallery fourteen Duchesse de Polignac's, engaged him in happened that the constable won; when, feet, breadth ten feet; inner gallery, a party at tric-trac, her favourite game, in turning quick upon the gentleman who greatest length one hundred and one feet which she contrived in a short time to lose spoke, he said, "Sir, I made that stake for ten inches, breadth eight feet six inches the sum which her partner wanted; then, you;' and gave him the six thousand pis. Niche for the idol, breadth twenty feet, smilingly she rose from the table, and re-l toles.'

Kosciusko.—The hero of Poland once shaken, therefore, in bis resolution, and in read it to Mr, Percy some years ago; wished to send some bottles of good wine spite of all intreaties, he immediately çm- and he (as we both considered these to a clergyman at Solothurn; and as he barked with three watermen in a small things as trifles at best,) told me, with hesitated to trust them by his servant, lest boat, and crossed the river; the boat did his usual good humour, the next time he should smuggle a part, he gave the not want more than three lengths of the commission to a young man of the name of bank, when it struck against a tree, and I saw him, that he had taken my plan Zeltner, and desired him to take the horse in an instant they all, together with the to form the fragments of Shakespeare which he himself usually rode. On his boat, disappeared. A few minutes after, into a ballad of his own.' The delica. return, young Zeltner said that he never the prince rose again, and supported him-cy of the doctor in not charging his would ride his horse again, unless he gave self a short tiine by taking hold of a tree; friend with a plagiarism, and the rest him his purse at the same time. Koscius, but the violence of the current soon over. of the letter, are well worthy of the imie ko inquiring what he meant, he answered, whelmed him, and he never appeared tation and the perusal of your corresAs soon as a poor man on the road more. The boatmen, more fortunate,

pondent. takes off his hat and asks charity, the were all saved, and the prince alone behorse immediately stands still, and will not came the victim of his humanity.'

I will take this opportunity, too, of stir till something is given to the peti- How to Spend a Saturday Evening. - refuting another accusation of a newer tioner ; and as I had no money about me, The late Mr. James Bundy, of Bristol, but not less idle kind. A corresponI was obliged to feign giving something, who, from humble poverty, raised himself dent in your last, who signs himself in order to satisfy the horse.'

to circumstances of great affluence, was Modestus, first asserts that Mr. Leigh Farinelli.The celebrated Italian in the regular habit, on Saturday evenings, Hunt is the author of a paper on the singer, Farinelli, who was a great favour of visiting the markets; not as an idle ob- Fine Arts, which appeared in the Lonite with Philip the Fifth of Spain, going server, but to do good to the poor. If he don Magazine for July, and then one day to the King's closet, io which he beheld a poor person at a butcher's stal bad at all times access, heard an officer of inquiring the price of a piece of meat, and charges him with the gross vanity of the guard curse him, and say to another then turning away for want of more money,

writing a landatory critique on that that was in waiting, "Honours can be he would call hiin back, saying, “What article in a late Examiver. Now, beheaped on such scoundrels as these, while can you afford to give" On being told sides the internal evidence that the oria poor soldierlike myself, after thirty years' how much, he would produce the addi- ginal article is not from Mr. Aupt's service, remains unnoticed.” Farinelli, tional sum, and enable the poor man to pen, (for it bears no marks of his pecawithout seeming to hear the reproach, make the purchase. He would then go liar style, and, though it is certainly a complained to the King that he had neg. in quest of other persons of the same delected an old servant, and procured a re- scription, and assist them in like manner.

very clever paper, is not quite so good giment for the person who had spoken so It was thus Mr. Bundy spent his Saturday

as any of the worst productions of his harshly of him in the anti-chamber. On evenings, relieving promiscuously the versatile mind,) it is very well know quitting his Majesty, Farinelli gave the wants of the poor, who, in return for his to be from the hand of a Mr. Waincommission to the officer, telling him humanity and benevolence, offered up wright, a very young and promising that he heard him complain of having prayers and poured blessings upon him. writer, who will, I hope, prove himself served thirty years; but added, You After he had gone round distributing his all that may be wished, when time and did wrong to accuse the King of neglect- bounty, he would then purchase pieces of a severer taste have corrected some ering to reward your zeal.”

ineat for his own poor, or those indigent Prince Leopold of Brunswick.- In the families whom he visited at their own year 1785, Prince Leopold of Brunswick, homes. When he bad finished this work

But your correspondent, in his bur. son of the reigning duke, lost his life in of charity and labour of love, he would ry to catch Mr. Hunt trippiog, has endeavouring to relieve the inhabitants of return home with a glad heart, and recount not mentioned the very essence, mara village that was overflowed by the Oder, the blessings he enjoyed above others.'

row, and best intention of the article in which had burst its banks in several

question; namely, the generous offer places, and carried away houses, bridges,

of 101. in favour of a subscription for and every thing that opposed its progress

: Original Communications. a very worthy artist : now this is unThis amiable prince was standing by the side of the river, when a woman threw

fair, to say no more of it. It gives me

VINDICATION OF DR. GOLDSMITH herself at his feet, beseeching him to give

pleasure, therefore, to be able to turu

AND MR, LEIGH HUNT. orders to some persons to go and rescue her

away the brand of disgrace from the children, whom, bewildered by the sud

To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle. forehead of Mr. Hunt, and, at the den danger, she left behind in the house. MR. EDITOR, -A correspondent of same time, to drop on the head that Some soldiers who were in the same place, your's, two numbers back, charges deserves it, the crown of approbation. were also calling out for help. The Goldsmith with having borrowed his Mr. H., with all his literary faults, is, prince endeavoured to procure a Aat-bot. Hermit' from Dr. Percy's Friar of Or- I am glad to say, as incapable of the tomed boat, but none could be found to ders Grey ;' if he had consulted the act charged against him, from intellecventure across the river, although he of letter to the printer of the St. James's tual honesty and uprightness, as he is, to share ihe danger. At last, moved by Chronicle, written by Goldsmith, I am sorry to add, incapable of doing the cries of the unfortunate inhabitants of which usually precedes the first-men- the liberal thing unnoticed, from the the suburbs, and being led by the sensi- tioned ballad, he would then bave superior calls of a large family, and the bility of his disposition, he took the reso found the charge reversed'; but I will deprivations which long illness and an lution of going to their assistance himself. quote the doctor's own words :- Ano- inability to use his pea were likely to Those who were about him, endeavoured ther correspondent of your's accuses produce. to dissuade him from the hazardous en

me of having taken a ballad I publish- It would be as well for both your terprise ; but, touched to the soul by the ed some time ago, from one by the in- correspondents not to be in so great a bly replied, "What am I more than either genious Mr. Percy. I do not think hurry, in future, to charge either a you or they?

there is any great resemblance between dead or a liviog author with a gross Ei selves, and nothing ought to be attended the two pieces in question. If there be terary sin. to here, but the voice of humanity," Un any, his ballad is taken from mine. I Wishing Modestus more charity,


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and consequently arrive at an object, Commickcall letter to be Braken by HAPPINESS.

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ble that the possession will be cominenHAPPINESS is the goal of each man's surate with their desires, and prove

Layneham, Wilis, July 20, 1821.

PS. Remember I Ham worth fifteen progress through life, the boundary what they have so anxiously wished, hundred Pound, any day, şides calfs, which terminates all exertions, fatigues, namely, TRUE HAPPINESS. L, and hall the housen. and undertakings, the certain something

April, 1821. which is to compensate for all anxieties ; and yet it is that, which few, if any,

Biography: are satisfied with the possession of.

To define what true happiness is To the Editor of the Literary Chronicle.

MRS. INCABALD. would be an Herculean labour. How Sir,-No doubt but many of your It is very rarely that the lives of in varied are the ideas which different per- readers recollect Sarah Hartop's love dividuals who devote themselves to li sons form of this much-desired trea- letter to her sweetheart, which was ver-terature, present that variety of inci. sure! and how diversified are the roads sified by Jack Ellis, the money-scri- dent which give interest to biography ; which, in their several opinions, lead to vener, and a copy of which has been to those who wish to trace the progress it. As on all other subjects of dispu- préserved in Southey's Specimens of of the human mind, they, indeed, fur. tation, so it is particularly observable the later English Poets. The follow- nish abundant scope for reflection. It in this case, that the supporters of each ing elegant billel-dour, the original of is not, however, merely so with the side of the question manfully uphold which is in my possession, máy form a snbject of the present memoir; for al their own peculiar views of happiness, fit companion to that of Sarah Hartop; though, as a female and an author, she and pursue them with determined vi- I need scarcely add, that it is unique stood in the very first rank, yet her hisgour. Şeldom is reflection suffered to in its kind, and I beg leave to recom- tory is not only bighly interesting, but occupy a place in forming this resolu- mend its genuine simplicity to all who in no small degree romantic. tion, which is invariably founded on those are engaged in amatory correspondence. Elizabeth Lochbald was the daughprinciples which have predominated in

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DEAR SALLY,--I have the pleasure mer at Staringfield, an obscure vilhabits, or created in their imaginations, of Writghting to you to let you now lage about five miles from Bury St. susceptible of any impressions, a certain that I did not like fiary will, your goin Edmund's. She was born in the year character, or personification, of what is to Charles Stelleys Sunday Jan. 12th 1756, and at an early age was remarkfamiliarly termed HAPPINËss. This, per- with my Sister Elizabeth-i didint alle for the beauty of her person and haps, may account for so much disap- like your comming a way thout Her her fondness for reading; to this she pointment to many, when they have real- With Morgan Stelley. i didint like was the more inclined, as she unfortuized their utmost hopes, and have ac- your goking Bote the Gether up and nately had such an impediment in her tually grasped the object which they down the Leanes Thursday the 14th speech, that she was scarcely intellihad marked out as the climax of their I hated woorst then all he goin dowers gible to those who were not acquaintwishes." Did men but examine before with you and Promised you that he ed with her, and, therefore, she went they proceed; would they but look yauld go whom with you by Case She very little into company. more into their own dispositions, than Promised me yt He yould give you up Having lost her father in her infancy, to what they erroneously think will suit tome if I yould Treat him with a gal" she was left under the care of her them, there might, perhaps, be less dis- lon of stroung Bear and I told him yt mother, who continued to occupy the satisfactiou. But men in general do I yould not, Thearefore he gets long farm, and brought up the children so mistake themselves; they so little with you gest to Terrify Ir-and I can with strict attention to their morals. understand their own disease of wants cares forbare byding way from your During her many solitary hours, Miss and desires,' that they, of course, ap-house. I Must by Case if I wast to Simpson applied herself sedulously to ply an improper remedy, and thereby come and yould not be in my compa- books, and, anxious to become aço render abortive their attempts at a ny, it yould make me the wast than quainted with the world of which she cure. The existence of a' definite ever, and nif you wast to be iv mny read so much, she formed the romantic good, denominated happiness, adapted company, it yould please my fiary resolution of visiting the metropolis;

Always anxious to correct any error into will; Bat not be in my company, and but finding her intention did not meet which we may either have fallen ourseltes or then be long with Mogin Stelley with the approbation of her friends, she been led by our correspondents, we give ready neaxt time you see him Thearefore you seized an opportunity, early one morninsertion to this letter. We confess that we send'a Letter Nif you please as soon as ing, in February, 2772, of eloping article in the magazine, but inserted the letter you please,

'from her family. She had previously of Modestus' on the faith of bis accuracy, as Wheother, you Yould be in my com-packed up a few necessary articles in a We believe bims to be very incapable of intentionally accusing any man wrongfully, or of pang or not, nif you yould be in my band-box, and with these she ran withholding 'honour to whom honour is due company and not hissen, I will freely about two miles across soine fields, Ev.

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ing, she found herself at Holborn immediate engagement without trial. This first important step in her life, Bridge, and seeing the stage set off for He becaine also her instructor, and in will doubtless by many be reckoned a York, which she understood was full; him she imagined 'she had found a rash and imprudent one. But the she entered the inn, pretended that she friend, but she soon discovered the nacommon rules of custom and pru- was a disappointed passenger, and so- ture of his friendship. Indignant at dence ate not the ordinary standard by licited a lodging. 'Here

, she remained the dishonourable proposals which he which minds bent on adventure and for the night, and next day was told that dared to make to her, she hastened experiment are regulated. The diffi- the York stage would set off again in to Mr. Inchbald, whose kindness hud culties to be encountered form an apo- the evening. This intelligence having inspired her with confidence, and inlogy in the breast of the adventurer, been delivered with an air of suspicion, formed him of every circumstance. and if success attend the experimnent, which was extremely mortifying, she Amicted by her sorrow, this gentleman it is followed with admiration. immediately took out all the money endeavoured to soothe it, and recom

Miss Simpson was at this time about she had, to the last half-crown, and ab- mended marriage as her only protecsixteen years of age, and remarkable solutely paid for a journey she did not tion. But who would marry me?' for the beauty of her features and the intend to take. The landlady, now sa- cried she. I would,' replied Mr. elegance of her figure. On her arrival tisfied, invited her to breakfast, but this Inchbald with warmth, if you would in London, she sought a distant rela- was declined, saying she was in haste to have me.' "Yes, sir, and would for ever tion, who had lived in the Strand; but visit a relation. Thus she escaped the be grateful.' And for ever love me,' on reaching the place, she was, to her expense of a breakfast, and on return. rejoined he. The lady hesitated-but great mortification, told that he had re- ing to the inn, said her relation wished not doubting her love, in a few days tired from business, and was settled in her to remain in town a few days lon- they were married, and thus unexpectWales. It was near ten o'clock at ger. By this means she secured her edly she became both a wife and an acnight, and her distress at this disap- apartment, and while she daily took a tress. pointment moved 'the compassion of walk to purchase what she could af- Mr. Inchbald first introduced his the people of the house where she in- ford, it was supposed by the people of wife on the stage at Edinburgh, where quired, who at her request generously the inn that she was feasting with her she continued four years, and performaccommodated her with a lodging relation; but, alas! at this time she ed the principal characters, when she This civility, however, awakened sus-feasted not, but was in the utinost dis- was but eighteen years of age ; from picion; she had read of various modes tress; so much so, that during the last which it may be inferied that her preof seduction practised in London, and two days of her residence at the inn, vious unsuccessful attempts had proapprehended that she was in a danger- she subsisted on two halfpenny rolls, ceeded principally from natural impeous house. While the poor people and the water which the bottle in her diments and private prejudices. For were whispering their pity for her bed-room contained !

one who could with tolerable, acceptyouth, and praising her beauty, she, During one of her daily rambles in ance appear at so early a period as a

alarmed' at 'her situation, seized her the metropolis, Miss Simpson attract- principal actress, must have possessed
band-box, and without uttering a sin- ed the notice of a performer at Drury a considerable degree of intellect and
gle word, rushed out of the house, Lane, who, with some difficulty learn- no cominon insight into the human
leaving them to stare at each other, and ing her situation, recommended to her character.
think their compassion had been mis. the stage as, the most probable means At length Mrs. Yates, who had been

of support, and offered to instruct her. long in possession of the public favour Miss Simpson now run she knew not A few meetings having convinced her in London, visited Edinburyb, and whither, but being much fatigued and that bis designs were not honourable, became the formidable rival of Mrs. alarmed, she knocked at a house where she prudently declined his company, Inchbald, whoni she is said to have she saw lodgings to let, and was just on but determi:sed to follow his advice. treated with great incivility: in cousethe point of being admitted as a milli- Accordingly, she applied to Mr. King, quence of which, she and her husband ner's apprentice, when, to her great of Drury Lane, the manager of the quitted Edinburgh, and passed two surprise and consusion, she saw at her Bristol theatre, and having communi. years at York. elbow the tradesman from whose house cated her intention with much stam- Mrs. Inchbald's health being now she had just escaped, and who, impel- mering, which was increased by her much impaired, a tour to the south of led by curiosity, had followed her. anxiety, the comedian listened to the France was recommended, and, after Confounded by this detection, she at. fair candidate with natural astonish- staying abroad about a year, she retempted another escape, but the door ment. She rehearsed a part before turned with her husband, with whom was locked, and she was detained as an him, and many whimsical jests have she lived in the most perfect harmony, impostor: Sincerity was all that she had been related respecting this interview. Two years after their return, Mr. lachnow left, and with a flood of tears she It seems, however, that Mr. King did bald died. She now returned to Loncandidly confessed her real situation; not discourage the lady, though he de don, and continued to act for, four but even now her truth was doubted, clined to give her an engagement. years at Covent Garden Theatre. She and, after a threat of being sent to the She next applied to Mr. Inch bald for bext visited Dublin, and performed watch-house, the fair adventurer was advice. This gentleman, with whom under Mr. Daly's management for dismissed, and left again to wander she had hitherto been unacquainted, some time. through the streets of London. hut whom she had frequently seen at On quitting the Dublia theatre,

She now walked where chance di- Bury St. Edmunds, introduced her to Mrs. Inchbald returned once more to rected, exposed to all those insults another performer, who had purchased Covent Garden, where she continued which unprotected females must en- Ja share of a country theatre, and who, to act for some years, but suddenly re

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