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Dress of the Princess Elizabeth at ber I'edding. 27 long teeth, and glaring eyes, and to the lady Elizabeth, were married on bid vs farewel coming right against | bishop Valentine's day, in all the the Hinde, he lent forth a horrible pomp and glory that so much grandeur voice, cuaring and bellowing as doth could express. Her vestments were a lon, which spectacle we all beheld white, the emblem of innocency ; hier fe tus as we were able to discern the hair dishevelled, hanging down her fane, as men prone to wonder at any back at lengili, an ornament of virgiftrange thing, as this doubtless was, nity ; à crown of pure gold upon her to fee a lion in the ocean, or fith in lead, the cognizance of majesty, bethe shape of a lion. What opinion ing all over befet with precious genis, others had thereof, and chiefly the Mining like a contcllation; her train geceral himself, I forbear to deliver; fupported by twelve young ladies in but he took it for bozun cmon, rejoic-white garments, lo adorneci with ing that he was to war against such jewels, that her passage looked like an enemy if it were the devil.” the milky way. She was led to

The sea lioa described in Lord An- church by her brother prince Charles, lon's voyage is certainly a very dif- and the earl of Northampton, the ferent creature, unless we suppose, young batchelor on her right hand, tha: the light of so uncommon an am

and the old one on her left. And phibious animal terrified the beholders while the archbifhop of Canterbury a such a manner as to make them was folemnizing the marriage, some imagine that it resembled a lion. coruscations and lightenings of joy apThat they did really see a creature peared in her countenance, that cxwhich in some measure at least resem- preiled more than an ordinary smile, bied 3 lion is, I think, palt dispute, being almoit clated to a laughter. because the narrative from whence the " She returned from chapel between 25ove quotation is taken was publish the duke of Lenox and the earl of ed whiie many of the persons were Nottingham, lord high admira., two Living, and who would doubtless have married men. publicly contradi&ted it, had they been “To fupport the magnificence with conscious that no such creature was which this ceremony was attended, fees. If the description of this ani- the king was obliged to demand aids of iral, as given by Mr. Haies, be juft, is fubjects, a cuitom utual on these it seems to be one of those inhabitants occalions, and though intermitted for of the deep that has not yet been de- more than a century, he received fcribed by naturalists. If any of the 20500 l. yet how enormous foever the readers of the Lady's Magazine have fun may seem, it was infufficient to in any parts of the world seen crea- defray the expence, which amounted tures resemble that mentioned hy the to almost four times that sum. above gentleman, they may, by com « The city of London, that with municating their discoveriss and ob. magnificence had feated the prince sertations to Mr. Hamilton, make a Palatine and his noble retinue, preno finail addition to the entertainment rented to the fair bride, a chain of which that Magazine, from its varic-oriental pearl, by the hands of the lord ty, cóniains.

mayor and aldermei, in their scarlet and gold chain accoutrements, of such

a value, as was lit for them to give and Dfiription of the Dress worn by the her to receive, as it cost no less than Prince's ELIZABETH, Daughter of two thousand pounds. Jaxes I. at ber Murriage with the Prince PALATINE.

I--(F.om Wilson's L fe of James I.] IN February 1613, “the prince Palatine, and that lovely princess,

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The TRUE POINT OF HONOUR. He complains to me of the unhappi.

nels of having his heart pre-engaged A MORAL HISTORY.

with a paflion which renders him unIn a Series of Letters. worthy of one whom he esteems above

all the world. He forms a contrast (Transla!ed from ihe French.)

between me and my cousin; and if I By a Lady.

can believe him, it is my own fault if

I do not think that I am more ami. (Continued from Page 703. Vol. IX.

able than her, even in his own eyes. L E T T E R XXX.

But when he expatiates on the qualities

which are eflentially necessary for a From ELIZA 10 the Countes de Solmes. woman's making her husband happy,

I assure you that he sheds tears, in spite

He ed in parts, which are both fingu- crosses his arms, gazes at me, and exJar and new to me, since the last let. claims “ (! wretched Northon, what ter that I had the honour of writing to happiness art thou

forced to you. I am now the chicf confident of

1101nce !" the younger Northon, and nothing

Then, on a sudden, he gives me his can be more diverting than our con hand, which he had snatched from versations to a third person, who has me, and says, “ the baron muit look no interest in them. Every body here upon me as a moniter; I deserve it ; seem to conspire to promote a téle-a ad in his anger he will dispose of your téte between us, which produces such hand ! If heaven fould hear my scenes ! If we walk in the garden, or the prayers, you must be the happiest of public walks, Mr. Northon the father, women, as well as you are the most perfidiously offers his hand to Miss d’Er- virtuous and most amiable of girls. lac, and supports a conversation with

Put charming Eliza, when enthroned her for an hour, to give his son time in happiness, will you deign to cast an to discourse with me.

eye of pity on an unhappy wretch, who As our intended marriage is no se

must pine with grief in recollecting his cret, my dear friend links himself with

lofs ! promise me, at leait, to think of the arm of my cousin, saying at theme without horror.” This is a dissame time, We ought to let the course which I had with him about young ones have an opportunity of twodays ago, and I endeavoured to keep knowing one another ; let us not pre that ten in icply, which you have revent the pleasure which they may take commended to me. in conversing with each other." At " You take this affair in too serious firit my humble servant was much a light, said I, affecting to look with puzzled to find out common places that indifference to which my heart enough to fill up the time. He endea

was a stranger. We were not born youred now and then to say some half for each other. I hope I shall be haptender things ; but he tells a falsehood ve: py, though my father should dispose of ry aukwardly. A child of four years’old me in whatever manner soever he could not be deceived by him. I pitied pleases, for I am really persuaded that him, and asked him about the manners happiness depends on ourselves, and and customs of the Americans. He that the surelt manner of obtaining it, feemed to me to become more tender, is by doing our duty. What should from a principle of gratitude. Since the hinder your enjoying the same feliciecclaircij: men he has made, he seems to ty with my cousin ? We women have be less perplexed. There is nothing not that delicacy of judgment when more lively than his conversation; and we judge of the good qualities of those I am certain

you would never be able with whom we have the shadow of rito guess the dubject of it,

valry; notwithftanding I form a very

The true Point of Honour.

29 advantageous opinion of those of Miss the cause of my despair, you will Cay; d'Erlac, especially as she knows now but is it not a species of folly to conto please a gentleman for whom I have fumeone'sselfinanamour without hope? the greatest esteem.”

Is it not a degree of cowardice to locks " Your heart must be very calm, to upon it as incurable, in order to remake so cruel sport with the misfor-frain from those efforts, which are retures of an unhappy man, replied quisite to put an end to it? Believe Nurthon, in a peeviih tone, I thought ine, Sir, we can do what we will, with I was fure of your pity. I will even the fuccour of heaven, and, I myself, make you 3 confeflion, which you may though of a fex which is filed the think extravagant, which is, that there weakelt, I am perfectly assured, that I has been a time, in which I perfuaded can surmount a pasion, which might myself you would have obeyed the ba- render me criminal or unhappy." ron without reluctance. At another I pronounced these words with a time, I have wished that you would vivacity that laid my sentiments too hare felt a thousandth part of the re open; I was willing to palliate them, Stet which originates from the unlucky and added, “ Believe me Sir, to be accident that separates us. With res your friend; open your heart to your pect to the qualities of Miss d'Erlac, respectable parent perhaps you may lore has not blinded me so much as to prevail on him to consent to your marmake me think her perfect: what is riace with my cousin ; but should you most to be dreaded is, that I adore find him inflexible, go abroad. An her such as she is ; and that not being absence for one or two yeare may efable to take her from the hands of du- fect a cure, which, at present, apty, I must renounce all the happiness pears to you impossible.” of life.”

“ I underftand you, Miss, replied " That is to say,” replied I smiling, Northon, you are tired of hearing an "you would with to have been born at unhappy wretch. I shall endeavour Conftantinople, that you miglit have to free you from my importunities." married both of us. If that might sa He made a very low bow as he protisfy you, it would not me; a heart that nounced these words, and went his is engaged would never fuffice me.”

way without confidering that he left This reply revived Northon's spi me alone at the extremities of the rits." Pardon me Miss, faid he, walk: he likewise passed by the rest know that I forget myself, that I a of the company without taking notice buse your goodness. Let me at least of them. · Ar’nt you well. cried excite your pity, your compassion; for Miss d'Erlac to him.- Pretty well,' no one deserves them more, if they ought said he to ber, pulling off his hat, and to be shown to the greatest misfor- going forwards. His father followed tunes, to misfortunes which, perhaps, him, and Northon said to him, “connever befell any one but myself.” jure you, dear Sir, to make my ex

"I do not think, Sir, that you decuse to Miss Eliza for the abrupt manferve them so much as you imagine : ner in which I parted with her, and I give no credit to invincible pallions. to offer her your hand : I shall meet Either you have a well grounded hope you in half an hour, for I actually of being united with my cousin, or have need to be alone.” you perceive invincible obstacles to M. Nörthon, the father, took a turn your union. In the first case, no one to meet me, and asked me with some would take it in his head to pity you, emotion, what had happened, and what for marrying the person whom you could have made his fon guilty of fo love. In the second, I think that you much rudeness? I'.repeated our conare a man of more honour, than to versation, and could hardly refrain practice upon a girl of fashion, almost from tears when I perceived that faengaged with a man of merit. That is tisfaction which appearld in his coun

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Northon. “I have a favour to ask of son is conficting with himself, said he : you, Mift, if you would give me leave.” he should be left to have the honour of Eliza, “You would never be deceiv. the struggle, till. he shall call for suced, Sir, in thinking me inclined to obcour: but, believe me, your coufin lige you to the utmost of iny power. I will have no opportunity of glorying have too good an opinion of you to in a victory, which is on the point of think that you would ask any thing flipping out of her hands."

unreasonable.” The rain has forced us to finish our

Norikon. “A thing may be placed in walk sooner than we used; the inter

two points of view diumetrically oppoval between that and dinner was taken site. It might appear reasonable to up in receiving visitors, and neither me, tho' you should not think it fo. Mifs d'Erlac, nor Northon, made their I am afraid that what I am going to appearance. 6 She is gone out, said

take the liberty of asking you may apsomebody, to buy fomething." The pear an iudicretion. It concerns me Jiberty which this girl has is some fo nearly, that you ought not to prowhat strange ; her mother leaves her

niy Curioity inexcuíable, entirely to herself, and I am certain Have you communicated what passed the abuses the confidence the reposes between us in my father? I hope, in her. I believe, my lady, she has Miss, ou will not be offended at this got some place where she has private quella." mnectings with Northon, and certainly Clini. "

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you witlicut the has spoken to him since I have ; í reserve, Sir, that, in thai respect, I have know it by the change of their coun done what I thought was convenient, tenances. Joy glittered in their eyes But I promised you to be your friend ; at their return: I surprized them in

and that character obliges me to speak cveing each other. Indeed Madame yoll with more openness of heart; d'Erlac must be very blind with re

belidio, I know not how to diffemble, spect to her daughter, in not discover Sir, your father is not ignorant of any ing what thrusts itself so into the eyes ihing which has passed between us. of every body el c, that I begin to fear He has read both of our letters, neverthat my dear friend must perceive it.

theless I have told him nothing new, Mad. d'Erlac bas begged us to ex

He had discovered your secrets, and cuse her daughter from accompanying thought himself ebliged to me in that us in walking, because she has a respect ; therefore, he paid me the ho. great many letters to write, which did nour of a first confidence: it was my not seem to please the young lady, duty to return it, which was only to who feeing that she could not follow excuse yon.” us, did all the could to keep us at

At these words Northon was home. My dear friend had not that based, he quitted my hand, pulled off complaisance for her, and said, that I his gloves, and drew them on again ; wanted exercise as well as her nephew, and repeated two or three times, who had not been used to a sedentary “ marvellous! marvellous !” Afterlife. We got to Luxembourg very wards recovering himself a little, he early. Mad. Northon sat down with desired me to lit down, and addresled her brother, and her nephew politely me thus : offered me his hand, but with fome

Nortbou. " I felicitate you, Mifs, on perturbation. I told you that his account of your conquest. My father is eyes sparkled with joy before he went older than you by a few years, contiderout; but their brilliancy was eclipl. ing your age; exclusive of that, he is ed by the way. He showed some un. worthy of you, and I shall have the caliness, of which I could not guess consolation, amidst my misfortunes, the cause. I Mall throw our con

of being assured that two persons are versation into the form of a dialogue, happy whom I esteem above all others. without omitting a word,

My father could not substitute another

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wife, who is more worthy, in the place is my rival, I ought to promote his of that which he has luft, and you defires, you will let me the example, may depend upon a respect, an attach and your calmness thews me how ment-pardon my indiscretion, Miss. groundless my remorse was: I am My father loves you ; which I think transported to have known you to the natural, he is too well acquainted with bottom.” merit not be touched with your's. But

Eliza. “ You insult me, Sir, but do you love him? Would you marry you make me pity you; permit me, kim, if the baron should command you Sir, as a friend, to beg you to have to do it?"

some pity for yourself. "To what a Eliza. “ Indeed Sir, you ask me condition will a violent passion reduce luch fingular questions that I must be the most sensible man! what do you dulzensed with from answering them. complain of, dear Sir?-Of a project But where have you hear i thai your of marriage which never exitted, which father loves me, and intends to mar. ought not to give you the leait conty ne? In this respect he is difereetly cern, because you already renounced reserved; for he has never faid a word it. Can there be any ground for jeato me, which could make me fufpect Jouly where there is no love?" it. You ask me, whether I would ac Northon. “ Pray, Mifs, who told cept of his hand, in case it were pre you that I dil not love you ? Has the fented me by my father ? Certainly diforder of my mind any other source Sir, I am fully perfuaded that a mar than the terrible agitation of my heart? riage canuot but be unhappy when it There ait une engagements which is not entered into with the will of camot bi gjirited, and which honout heaven, which is manifested by the obliges Ho to keep. Pity me for havconsent of parents : I will add, that a ing contracted fuch, and add to your heart could have no reluctance to this former kindness that of not informing effort of dety, in the circumstances in my father of this ttrange conversatiwhich I am at present. I have so much respect, esteem, and friendship for M. I had not time to make any reply ; Northon, that I should look upon it is

Miss d'Erlac had contrived to get rid 20 advantage to be obliged to pass my of her letters, and caine to join comlife with him, and have him for a guide pany with us. M. Northon, and his and protector."

liter, who did all they could to vex Norther. “ Very well, Miss, very her, eomplained of the cold, and left well! I felicitate you on account of her with the lady who accompanied your dispofition; my father certainly her. merits it : you will nevertheless per On our return home I retired to my mit me to repeat what I said to you closet co finish my letter, and to find this morning. There is something ve out how Northun could imaging my ry fingular in this adventure, for I marrying with his father. Alter I thought that my heart was—but, no, had confidered some time I recollected I am mistaken, and as my father has the time when Mifs d'Erlac had surburied the hopes which I had of mar. prised that respectable man and me torying you for fifteen years, conducted gether; th: muit have communicated mne to Europe folely to folemnize the vur confusion to her lover, as a proof marriage, and without consulting my of our correspondence, in order to deinclinations, he-indeed this is a myr. Itroy his fcruples. Indeed I shall not tery beyond my comprehention. The exaggerate, in fpeaking to him, the piexchange of the portrait-I say no ty he inspired me with, and surely he more. All this has not been the work delerves it. Do not judge of him, I of Miss d'Erlac, there was some de pray you, from our conversations, his aga in this ; the was merely an instru mind is not fettled, and the violence ment, and I fell into the snare blind of bis feelings is the cause of those fold. I will fay no more, my father I contradictiuns which appear in his dir. 2

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