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The Governess. being quite unprovided, and very un knows already ? and it's very fit they willing to become a burtheu to my should, or how am I to carry on my good friend; I, therefore, begged Mrs. trade? Did you ever hear of a brever Grantham to tell me what I had done in a band-box, Miss Hayward ? Ha?” to disoblige her, assuring her that I Here he burst into a loud laugh, up was both willing and ready to do eve on which Mrs. Grantham took him ry thing in my power to serve and by the Moulders, and fairly turned please her.

him out of the room, though he made “ Serve me !" replied Me, drawing no small resistance, calling to me, all up her head, and quite mistaking the the time to get out of her way="She sense of the word “Do you imagine will serve you in the same manner,” that a wretch so overwhelmed with said he, " as it is on your account the poverty, and the want of every thing used me in this way.” eligible upon earth, can be of any fer I could not, I confess, comprehend, vice to me? No, no, girl, my rank and at firit, the meaning of this speech, fortune place me far above such abject nor did I think it proper to discover creatures as you.”

my curiosity to him ; believing, how. “ Heyday, heyday,” cried Mr. ever, that his advice was to be folGrantham, interrupting her, “ what's lowed, I proceeded to make the best to do here with rank ?-I thould not of my way to my own apartment: Mrs. have thought of thar indeed; and as Grantham stopped me, “ Stay,” said to fortune, I cannot say much neither: The, “ and mind what I have to say to but if we had a mint of money, it you, or leave the house directly." should not hinder one from being ci I assured her I was ready to obey vil, at least, to every body ; and now her commands. I must tell you, Miss Hayward, (con Pray then, Miss,” faid the, tinued he, 'addrefling himself to me) ver trouble your head for the future my wife says"

about Mr. Grantham. You are not '" Hold your foolish tongue,” an his fervant, but mine." {wered the lady, in a hurry," and do I looked quite surprized, as well I not be always lessening yourself and might, at this interdiction ; yet, as I me in so scandalous a manner." firmly believed an explanation would

" I leffen you !” replied he; “ not not be in the least satisfactory, I was I, faith ; that is not in my power; for again proceeding towards the dooryou are grown as round as one of my She then ordered me to attend her in last hogsheads."

her dreiling-room, as her own maid “ Oaf !” answered she, in a fury; had asked leave to go out, and as she, " I did not speak of my person, which forgetting the permiffion given her, is, thank heaven, superior to that of wanted to be dressed, it being near most people, and therefore not a sub-three o'clock. ject for your riaicule; but you are al Though this employment was altoways exposing both yourself and me gether new to me, I made no objection with your low language.”

to it, and had the good fortune to suc“ I don't know what you mean ceed tolerably. She was, indeed, so not I, (faid he) by love, no more than generally, fo thoroughly pleased with I do by your being so bigb; a brew: herself, though displeased with every er's wife is a brewer's wife, and should other perfon, that it was no easy mat. talk and act accordingly.”

ter to put her out of conecit with her 5. Monstrous !” cried me, “ own face and figure. While I was there ever fuch an idiot, to expose his dreffing her hair, the condescended to family in such a manner ! to tell all do me the honour to talk to me all the the world what we are !”

time about her fortune and her fami“ Tell all the world !” replied he, ly, and this conversation engaged her in an angry tone; " what do I tell, attention so deeply, that Me actually pray child, but what all the world forgot her dinner, till Mr. Grantham.

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who did not suffer things of such im. took occation to reproach him with the portance, in his opinion, to flip out of breach of it, by presuming to address his memory, called out, in a very loud the princess. key, after having sent several met In you, faid he, I little expected a sages, which had been all disregarded, rival, as well on account of your at« Come, come, Mrs. Grantham, the tachment to me, as the improbability inutton will be cold: what are you a of your fucceeding in your attempt; bout?":

for you are not now to be told of the “ What's that to you," replicd the : matual passion that has long joined « I had rather there was no dinner at Geneura's heart to mine, nor that I* all, than have such a fuss about it." intend foon to ask the king's confent

" Why you spend such a confound to espouse her: why then do you fordcd deal of time in dresing,” said he, ly thrust yourself between me and my " that you fhould begin fooner." almost certain happiness ? how differ

“ Yes, to be sure," replied the, ently should I act were I in your you are wise enough to tell me what place !" I thould do ; but to shew you that I “Why this to me my lord ?" replied know how to conduct myself without Ariodant haftily: you

who have you, I can tell you that I should have betrayed our friendship; you have combeen dressed long ago, had Miss Hay- menced my rival, not ! yours. I claiin ward come home in time."

a prior right in fair Geneura, as have I was not a little furprised, I own, ing lov'd her first, and have been håpto hear myself accused as the cause of py enough to inspire her with an equal her delay, not having had the slightest Aame; this you might have perceived idea of being a waiting maid to the la- bad you not been blinded hy obftinady, as well as a governels to her daugh- cy; since then the laws of friendship ters. My aftonishment, however, was demand one of us to yield, be yours greatly increased, when I heard Mr. the task, as having less right to perGrantham 'warmly take my part, and fist, and lefs bope of succeeding thau bid his wife not lay the blinne on me, myself. In riches indeed you are my as I was hired to look after the chil. fuperior, but the king's favour is edren, and not to stand behind her qualiy shared betwixt us, and in the chair ; adding, that being employed heart of Gencura the advantage is by her about such nonsense, I was pre-wholly mine." vented from attending to the girls

" What crrors does not love acca. “Nobody," said he, very juilly, “can fion! replied the Duke; cach thinks do two things at once."

himself the happy object of her wishes, Mrs. Grantham replied to this and yct 'tis certain that only one is speech with an increased violence.- loved ; thus then let us decide the conShe scolded her husband with an addi- teit: he who can give the most certain zional feresity, and to make matters proofs of her affection thall be left by worse, charged us both with carrying the other free and undisturbed poffefon an improper connection, vowing that for of it; brit first let us bind ourselves The would not let me stay a moment by the moft fólemn oaths not to dif. Jonger in the house.

clofe each other's secrets."

To this Ariodant, with trembling To be continued.)

impatience, agreed, and the artful duke

went on in this manner : I be Tale of GENEURA. " It is now almost five months since (Concluded from Page 100.)

the beauteous Geneura rewarded my

ardent love with the poffeffion of her EFORE the duke had any know. person; ost has the conscious queen of eets, he had lived in strict friendship to my charmer, and feço me happy in with inc young knight, and thence her arms."

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« 'Tis falfe, by heaven!” interrupt- to be within call if any treachery was ed Ariodant, transported with rage ; offered him, but not in fight of Geneu• not that cold queen, whose name ra's window; for he would have na thou haft profaned, is chalter than my witness of her guilt but himself. Geneura. Traitor, with my good The duke having placed Ariodant sword, I'll prove thou lyelt; take no most convenieotly for his purpose adtice I defy thee to mortal combat, and yanced, and gave the usual lign; unwill with my dearest blood, wash away happy as I am, I heard and eagerthe Danders thou haft thrown upon my ly obeyed the welcome fummons; aprincess." ..

dorned in Geneura's richeft robes, and “ Moderate your rage, said the calm covered with the veil that princeffes villain, I mean to give you proofs, con- only wear, I appeared at the window, vincing proofs, of what I have said ; and threw the filken, ladder over to your own eyes shall be witness of the my lover, favours I enjoy."

Lurcanio, either fearing for his The unhappy Ariodant, pale, trem- brother's safety, or desirous of prybling, and lost in speechless grief and sing into his secrets, quitted his appoint. horror at those fatal words, itooded station, and unperceived by him, for some moments fixed in racking walked softly forward till he came thoughts, like the fad ftatue of def- within ten paces of Ariodant; and now pair ; then, raising his eyes, overflow my faithless duke was seen by both ing with tears, to heaven, and pallion the brothers (though known only to ately striking his groaning heart, ex Ariodant) to ascend the ladder and claimed," And can it be that my gain the chamber window, at which I Geaeura, that princess whom I loved, met him with a tender embrace, wanwhom I adored, with such pure reve. dering over his lips and eyes with rence as mortals pay to deities, should eager killes. become the prey of loose desires, and This fight so inflamed the foul of grieve her faithful Ariodant to death? | Ariodant with rage and grief, that Oh! it is impossible, though a god drawing out his sword, and tixing the spoke it, I should say 'twere false." pummel of it in the ground, he was

Increduloua man, said Polyneslo, going to rush with all his force upon have I not offered to give thee proofs the point, had he not been prevented that cannot be denied; thy eyes Mhalliy Lurcanio, who, perceiving his raih see the favours the bestows on me.” defign, sprang to him in an instant, and

" I take your word, replied Ari. having thrown afide the fatal inftruodant, impatiently ; give me but to ment of death, received his finking behold her guilt, and I am satisfied.” brother in his arms.

“ To morrow night, faid the duke, " Ah ! miferable brother ! faid Lur. I have an appointment with her : 1 canio, by what wild fury art thou pofwill conduct you to a place from lessed? To fall thus meanly for a wowhence, unperceived, you yourself man? Now cursed, for ever cursed be fall behold me ascend her chamber all the kind; may they all perish in window, and judge by the reception one wide ruin, blown as they are, the gives me, if I am happy in her fa like clouds, with every blast of wind; vour.”

and this fair mischief that has betray. To this the almost distracted Ari ed thee, let us devise fome glorious odant consented; and, at the appoint vengeance for her ; let not thy noble ed time, followed the duke to those 'life be sacrificed to her falfhood; her's ruined houses I mentioned before, and is the crime ; be her's the punishment ; there stood concealed from view : be proclaim her guilt aloud, accufe her to ing doubtful of Polyneslo's intentions, the king ; my eyes as well as thine he had ordered his brother Lurcanio bave feen her infamy, and with my to arm and go with him, directing him {word I will make good thy affertion? to stay at a convenient dittance, To as Ariodant, whose soul was torn with

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various and conflicting paffions, smiled most violent excesses of despair ; to gloomily at the mention of revenge ; a beat her beauteous bosom, tore her while he seemed to bury every thought hair, and in the wildness of her woes, of grief, and of despair in that one a thousand times invoked the dear loved hope of facrificing theguilty princess to name of Ariodant ; repeated the niya his wrongs ; but alas ! the cureless terious words he uttered, and as often wound remained behind; Geneura, called on death to end her. bafe as the appeared, he loved with The news of his death, with the such unceasing fondness, that wholly fad manner of it, spread grief and conunable to endure her loss, and dread- fternation through the whole city: even ing no hell like that within his bosom, the remoteft parts of Scotland felt and once more resolved to die.

lamented the loss of their valiant deTo Lurcanio, however, he dissem- fender : the king and the whole court bled his design, and went home with bewailed his loss with the fincereft sorhim at his request, but early the next row; but Lurcanio, superior in griet, morning he departed, leaving no traces as more nearly interested in the dear de. behind him from whence it might be cealed, mourned his unhappy brother gathered to what place he was gone. with all the tenderness of fraternal

Lurcanio, dreading the fatal effects love, and all the warmth of friends of his despair, was pierced to his in- fhip. most soul at the news of his flight : Revolving in his mind the fatal adthe king and the whole court took part venture of the window, which had in his affliction; no methods were left been the cause of his brother's disuntried to discover where he was; mef- traction, the desire and hope of revenge sengers were sent in search of him, to afforded some relief to the poignancy the utmost extremities of the king of his woe; and obftinately bent to dom; but all returned without any facrifice the princess to the manes of success.

his Ariodant, he presented himself beAt length a peasant came to court, fore the king and council, and accused and at his requelt was introduced to the her of incontinence, relating all that princess, who informed her, that as Ariodant and he had seen, and the fatal he was travelling to the city he met effects it had upon him : he then reAriodant; that this unhappy knight minded the king of the Scottish laws obliged him to follow him, and be against unchastity, and loudly demandwitness of a deed he was going to per-ed justice on the princess. form ; that, obeying his orders, they Horror and amazement seized the journeyed on together till they came foul of the anhappy father! Geneura, to a steep rock that hung pendent over tho' dearer to him than life, tho' inthe fea, fronting the Irish Inand. nocent in his opinion, he has not pon

Ariodant, said the peasant, ascend er to screen from the danger that ing this rock, commanded me to observe threatens her ; the laws indeed perwell what he did, to give. you an ac- mit the accused to bave a champion to count of it, and tell you his last words, fight in her defence, by whom, if the which were, that he had seen too much; prosecutor (who is obliged by force of then springing furiously from the arms to maintain the truth of his top of the rock, he precipitated him- affertion) is worsted, she is declared self into the sea. Terrified at the guiltless of the crimes laid to her dreadful fight, I hastily turned back, charge. and travelled hither to bring you the To this only remedy the king has fatal news.

recourse, and causes it to be proclaima Geneura, overwhelmed with griefed throughout his dominions, that if and amazement for the death of her any knight of noble birth will underlover, and the strange message he had take the defence of his daughter, and lens her, abandoned herself to the by force of arms shall vanquish her ac

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cufer, on hiin he will bestow the prin Meantime, Rinaldo having left the cess with a dower suitable to her qua- frighted Dalinda at an inn, with relity.

peated assurances of gaining her parNotwithftanding this proclamation don, in case he vanquished the prinno knight has yet offered himself for cess's accuser, advanced towards the the enterprize, deterred therefrom by city gate; here he was met by a young the known valour of Lurcanio ; the page, who (informed him that an unking no less anxious for Geneura's re known knight clad all in fable armour putation than her life, caused all her was arrived ; that he had demanded maids to be brought to a trial, who the combat with Lurcanio, and dewith one voice declared they never clared he would die, or free the prinwere privy to any intrigue of their cess from her ignominious sentence. royal mistress.

Rinaldo impatient to unfold the Alarmed at these proceedings, and myftery, thundered at the city gates, dreading the consequence of a further which being opened, he rode eagerly fcrutiny, I urged the duke to take to the lifts, there beholding the comsome measures for our common securi- batants engaged, he forced his way 15, he with diffembled kindness, through the press, and crying aloud praised my secrecy and affection, and that they should cease the fight, desent two men to conduct me to a castle manded an instant audience of the of his at a great distance from the king. court.

The marshals of the field thereupon Wholly relying on his faith, I put parted the two champions, and Rinalmyself under the protection of those do was immediately conducted to the (wo villains, whom the duke, defirous king; to whom he related the whole of removing for ever the only person itory of Polynesfo's treachery, as he who could discover his guilt, ordered, had received it from Dalinda, adding, when they came to a convenient place, that he would prove the truth of it by to murder me; happily for me, chance force of arms, and begged that he might conducted you that way; you delivered be allowed to defy the traitor duke to me from my impending fate, and while single combat. it fhall pleare heaven to preserve mig ang

The noble form of Rinaldo, but unhappy life, it shall be spent in grate chiefly the pleasing purport of his fal acknowledgments to my protec-speech, gained him abfolute credit with tor.

the king. Scarce could the raptured 'This account of Geneura's inno- parent restrain the wild exultings of his cence was extremely welcome to Rio joy at this confirmation of his Geneusaldo; for though confiding in his ra's innocence, dearer than life or emown courage, he was not without hopes pire was the loved by him, and freely of delivering her, guilty as she appear. I would he have facrificed both to save ed; yet the certainty that he was going her honour, he hesitated, therefore, to fight in ajufcause, animated him with not a moment in permitting the reconble fire, and gave him almost a conquested combat, but ordered duke Po. firmation of victory.

lyneslo to be called. Now clapping spurs to his horse, He, by his office of high constable, he rode on with such eager hafte, that having the ordering of the combat, the noble town of St. Andrew's, foon was riding proudly about the field, exappeared in view. There the combat ulting in his fucccfsful treason, and was to be performed; the guards anticipating in his own mind the ruin had already furrounded the lifts; the of the fair and injured Geneura. Ig. challenger's trumpet had founded, and norant tho' he was of the delign of the unhappy king, pale, trembling and this fummons, yet coward guilt sugfull of eager anxiety, liftened with a gefting the worst he had to fear, with beating heart, and fear-checked with a difordered air, and eyes expreslive of for an accepting answer.

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