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approve of it?
course. I am hurt in making you the , with that of any others. The vows confession, my lady, but I must do it ; and oaths of lovers, are with them as I ought to justify him. If I had my binding as those of Jupiter, when he choice at present between the fenti (wears by the river Styx : but permit ments he has for me and those which me to admire the fingular, the adora. he has for my coulin, I would not ble innocence of our sweet girl. She change with her. I have, I imagine, is apprehenfive of nothing but a promade a greater progress in his heart mise of marriage; the purity of her than he suspects. Efface these lines foul will not suffer her to suspect any immediately, I blush at them without thing but that rock. I should have a knowing why ; because, in a word, the variety of other apprehensions, if I did young man has my father's confent, not know that Mils d'Erlac is efien. who has commanded me to love him. tially indowed with that kind of wil. How can a girl fubnuit to indulge a dom which bearz the bell in these lawless paffion, when the avowal of parts, without interesting the heart. mine colts me so much, notwithitand. With a girl of her rank every thing ing I am sure that you know it, and would have been lost, if fre had for
got herself, and the had any regards to Northon feels the whole weight of Northon's scruples or suspicions. the engagements he has entered into You will fee by ny letter to your with my cousin ; without doubt the brother, that I cannot approve of his has forced him to solemn protestations, leaving his son so long to his own and an honest man should never violate trength. Eliza fufpects that there them on any considerations. Has he are fome private interviews between married her privately, notwithstanding them. I am of her opinion, and I rethe assurances he has given me to the peat the allurances which I have given contrary? My lady, is this possible? you of the craft of Miss d'Erlac : eveIn that case all is loft, and the af- ry thing is to be dreaded from a girl fection he should have for me would be who will proceed to such extremities, criminal. O how my heart is oppres- I make 110 account of that of the sed, my dear friend, what need have I young man ; but the path is a slippery for your confolation!
robe continued.) L E T T E R XXXII.
To the Editor of the Lady's MAFrom tbe Counters de Solmas 10 Mad. NORTHON.
SIR, I SHALL be very short, my dear Reading in your Magazine for last friend, because the letters which I Month, that it was the Defire of fetransmit will give you a sufficient veral of your Correspondents, that insight into our affairs. I call them the History of Capt. Herbert and cur affairs, for, in fact, they interest Miss Nugent shoukl be continued, me a great deal more than my own. I determined to resume my Pen, and I believe they are approaching to a finish that Story, being fully recrisis: the condition of the youth is solved, that if you favour me with too violent to endure long. He has, a Place in your Magazine again, my dear, if I may be permitted the you shall meet with no Disappointexpreffion, two hearts, of which we ment on my Part.- I have no Exare in the possession of one. I must cuse to offer for not appearing sooner notwithlanding cenfels, that his last in your entertaining Work, but this, conversation hurts me, and would fo that since I begun that Story, I morc were he not a Spaniard. The have changed my Condition, and men of that Enation have a code of have been employed in discharging gallantry, which has no resemblance thc Duties of
A Wife and Motber.
protectomyod, have suffered a man, who has inspired him with a para
The Gallery of Pictures.
33 The History of Captain HERBERT and and thence springs my unconquerable Miji AUGUSTA NUGENT. aversion to lord Wilton.--I am fenfi
ble 1 ought to conquer this attachIn a Series of Letters. ment instantly; I have every reason in
the world to endeavour to banish it, and (Continued from Page 29. Vol. VIII.) (О fatal truth) not one to encourage me
to harbour it. Was our affection mutuLETTER IX.
al, my father's confent could never be Mfi AUGUSTA Nugent, to Mis obtained ; and now I have the additi
onal mortificatiou, of seeing the object SIDNEY.
of my tendereft wishes, totally en
Caftle Nugent. groffed by another lady. ITY me, my dear
, great deal of uneasiness, nay I still do lion, equal to what she herself feels. feel a great deal of anguish that is quite May they be happy ; it will be some intolerable.
comfort to know that my Charles is so, You know, my dear friend, that hi-though I never can. - Adieu, dearest of therto my father has always contrived friends, write to me soon, and pity to make his commands so light, that I
afficted feemed rather to be following the bent
AUGUSTA NUGENT. of my own inclinations, than
(To be continued.) ing to any rules prescribed by auother. - But O! how is the scene changed.
The NoCTURNAL REMEMBRANCER ; It was my misfortune (at the house of a lady in our neighbourhood) to
OR, meet with lord Wilton ; my adverse
SELECT VISIONS, fate destined me for his partner, during a ball we had in the evening, and he For the Entertainment of those who has lince affected to be charmed with
are awake. your Augufta's appearance and behaviour, in which he is encouraged by Py forral DREAMERS of Great
BRITAIN and IRELAND. lady D'Avenant, who is always encreafing my distress, by praising her VISION THE THIRD. noble cousin before my
father. My father is charmed with his at The GALLERY of PICTURES. tentions to me, and indeed he seems
By Mr. ADDISON. to deserve the good opinion of all ; for he is generous, obliging, and sendible. HEN the weather hinders me Judge then, how disagreeable my fi
from taking my diversions tuation must be, when I can give no without doors, I frequently make a plaatible reason for my aversion, and little party with two or three select yet find it impossible to bear the idea friends, to visit any thing curious that of becoming lady Wilton. All here may be seen under covert. My prinseem to conspire against me.-My fa- cipal entertainments of this nature are ther compands; Miss Howard laughs pictures, insomuch that when I have at me; and Charles, the too amiable found the weather set in to be very Charles, intreats me.
bad, I have taken a whole day's jour0! Sidney, direct, assist your def. ney to see a gallery that is furnished pairing friend- how shall I reveal to by the hands of great masters. By you the secret of my heart. I love this means, when the beavens are hlCharles Herbert ! though I blush to led with clouds, when the carth swims own my unpardonable weakness ; yet in rain, and all nature years' a lou. I feel he is matter of my affections, ring countenance, I withdraw myfelf Vol. X.
from these uncomfortable scenes, into German, and had a very hard name the visionary worlds of art, where I which founded something like Stupimeet with shining landscapes, gildeddity. triumphs, beautiful faces, and all those The third artift that I looked over other objects that fill the mind with was Fantajqui, dressed like a Venetian gay ideas, and disperse that gloom- scaramouch. He had an excellent iness which is apt to hang upon it in hand at a chimera, and dealt very much those dark, disconfolate seasons. in distortions and grimaces. He would
I was, some weeks ago, a course sometimes affright himself with phanof these diversions, which had taken toms that flowed from his pencil. I've such an entire poffession of my imagi- short, the most elaborate of his pieces nation, that they formed in it a short was at best but a terrifying dream; morning's dream, which I shall com and one could say nothing more of his municate to my reader, rather as the finest figures, than that they were afirit sketch and outlines of a vision, greeable monsters. than as a finished piece.
The fourth person I examined was I dreamt that I was admitted into a very remarkable for his hafty hand, long, spacious gallery, which had one which left his pictures so unfinished, fide covered with pieces of all the fa that the beauty in the picture (which mous painters who are now living, and was designed to continue as a monuthe other with the works of the great. ment of it to posterity) faded fooner eft masters that are dead.
than in the person after whom it was On the side of the living, I saw se. drawn. He made so much hafte to veral persons busy in drawing, colour.dispatch his business, that he neither ing, and designing ; on the side of the gave himself time to clean his pencils, dead painters, I could not discover nor mix his colours. The name of more than one person at work, who this expeditious workman was Avawas exceeding flow in his motions, rice. and wonderfully nice in his touches. Not far from this artist I saw an
I was resolved to examine the seve. other of a quite different nature, who ral artists that stood before me, and was dressed in the habit of a Dutchaccordingly applied myself to the side man, and known by the name of Inof the living. The first I observed at dustry. His figures were wonderfully work in this part of the gallery was laboured : if he drew the portraiture Vanity, with his hair tied behind of a man, he did not omit a fingle hair him in a ribband, and dressed like a of his face ; if the figure of a ship, Frenchman. All the faces he drew there was not a rope among the tackle were very remarkable for their smiles, that escaped him. 'He had, likewise, and a certain smirking air which he hung a great part of the wall wit: bestowed, indifferently, on every age night-pieces, that seemed to shew and degree, of either sex.
themselves by the candles which were jours gai appeared even in his judges, lighted up in several parts of them, bilhops, and privy-counfellors': in a and were so infamed by the sun-fhine word, all his men were petits moi rev, which accidentally fell upon them, and all his women coquerie'. The bao that at first I could scarcely forbear pery of his figures was extremely well crying out fire ! suited to his faces, and was made up The five foregoing artists were the of all the glaring colours that could be most confiderable on this side the ga}mixt together, every part of the dress lery ; there were, indeed, fereral owas in a flutter, and endeavoured to thers whom I bad not time to look distinguish itself above the relt. into. One of them, however, I could On the left kind of Vanity stood a
not forbear observing, who was very laborious workman, who, I found, busy in retouching the finest pieces, was his humble adınirer, and copied though he produced no originals of his after him. He was dreded like a
His pencil aggravated every
Miss Clifford to Miss Granby.
35 Featare that was before over-charged, pencil. I could not forbear looking loaded every defe&t, and poisoned eve upon the face of this ancient work. ty colour it touched. Though this man, and immediately, by the long workman did so much mischief on the lock of hair upon his forehead, disco. fide of the living, he never turned his vered him to be Time. cye towards that of the dead. His Whether it were because the thread same was Envy.
of my dream was at an end, I cannot Having taken a cursory view of one tell, but upon my taking a survey of kde of the gallery, I turned myself to this imaginary old man, my seep left that which was filled by the works of those great masters that were dead :
(To be continued.) when, immediately, I fancied myself Aanding before a multitude of specta. tors, and thousands of eyes looking A SERIES of LETTERS. Epon me at once, for all before me appeared so like men and women, that I
By a Young LADY. almoft forget they were pictures. Ra (Continued from Sup. p. 699) phael's figures ftood in one row, Ti.
LE T T E R III. tian's in another, Guido Rheni's in a third. One part of the wall was peo Miss CLIFFORD to Miss GRANBY. pled by Hannibal Carrache, another
Clifford Park. by Correggio, and another by Reubens. To be short, there was not a IME was, my dear Granby, great master among the dead who had when your friend Lucy Clifford Hot contributed to the embellishment was the reigning belle of this placeof this fide of the gallery. The per. but now, believe me, I with pleasure fous that owed their being to these se-resign all claim to that title to the veral matters, appeared, all of them, charming Miss Cowell, whose fuperior to be real and alive, and differed among beauty eclipses every one in this part.. one another only in the variety of their Juft as I had finished my last epiftle hapes, complexions, and cloaths ; so to you, we received an additional pleathat they looked like different nations sure, the company of Sir William Co. of the fase (pecies.
well. He is a sweet youth, but not Observing an old man (who was the to be compared to his lovely sister, fame person I before mentioned as the who furpaffes all the ladies I have ever only artist that was at work on this seen. He accompained us to Lord fide of the gallery) creeping up and Benfon's, where we found a large comdown from one picture to another, and pany, and a most elegant entertainment. retouching all the fine pieces that stood His lordship opened the ball with Miss before me, I could not but be very at Cowell, and then took out a Miss teative to all his motious. I found his Bland for a second.
When country pencil was so very light, that it work. dances were chose, he came (but un. ed imperceptibly, and after a thousand fortunately for him too late) to solicit touches, scarce produced any vilible the favour of Miss C—'s hand for felt in the picture on which he was the evening, but she had just promised employed. However, as he bufied my brother.-His lordship was much wslelf incessantly,
and repeated touch chagrined. Heafterwards danced with after touch without reft or intermis-Miss George, but his eyes were never lionhe wore off, insensibly, every lit. off Miss C tle difageceable gloss that hung upon I had the happiness of the charming a ligure. He also added such a beau- Norton for my partners Sir William tirel brown to the shades, and mellow- had a Lady Ducancy, who is just arness to the colours, that he made eve- rived from Paris. she is a complete ry piąure appear more perfect than coquette ; Sir William had high diver. when it came fred from the master's fion, as he pretended to be deeply
fmitten with her charms. We spented him concerning it; but he only a very agreeable evening, and the next thinks her a good agreeable young lamorning Lord.Benson came to inquire, dy. “ Ah Joe, I fancy you think her after our healths, and calling my pa more than agreeable in your heart." pa aside, begged his permiffion to She has prodigious spirits — Last throw himself at the feet of his lovely night, as we were chatting, the lovely ward."
Norton sat, for some time, looking exMy papa answered " he had his tremely dull, and did not lift his eyes leave, but Miss Cowell was to choose off the ground. As soon as his confin for herself, as he should never use any observed hiin, 11p shc started, and tak. authority over her.
ing him by the land, said, “ What is They then returned to us, and my the matter iny dear Coz! what makes papa proposed a walk in the park, and you so dull?" My papa said, he feared contrived it so that Mifs -- and our house was not agreeable, but wish. his lord ship should be last; which op ed he could make it more so. Mr. portunity his lordship seized, and im- Norton was going to have answered mediately made a declaration of his him, when Miss Cowell turned to my love.
papa, with a very arch look, and said, But, to his great disappointment, “Ah, Sir, The told him," at present she was much "It's not in itfelf the gay prospect can plesse, too young, but she was already engaged, We only can taste, when he heart is at ease;" hoped he would soon meet with one which I do not imagine Mr. Norton's more sensible of his merit, begged he is. I suppose he has left his heart with would never mention that subject more, some bright beauty abroad; so we as it would be extremely dilagreeable must make allowances for our compato her, and at the same time begged,ny's not being able to afford him a. if he had that regard for her he pro-musement. But come, my dear feffed, that neither her brother nor cou-Charles, unbosom yourself to me.fin might know what had passed.".. You know I love you, and will there.
'I really pity him, poor man, for he fore do any thing in my power to make looks so dejected, and has lost all his you happy.” ufual vivacity, and shuns company He was so confused as to be unMifs Cowell's very looks show she feels able to make her, any answer, but for him; but if her breast is engaged, looked at me, as if I was to speak for she has certainly behaved very prudent- him. ly in giving him a denial at once. I Lord Townsend called soon after, fear there are not many ladies who and put an end to our discourse; but would have acted as she has done. Mr. Norton scarce spoke all the even. Lord Benson is a very handsome man, ing, and just as he was going to bed, and most ladies would have been proud he told his dear coufin, he should elof such a beau in their lift.of admirers ; teem it a great favour, if she would but Miss Cowell, I believe, will prove an give him her company for one half ornament tothe sex.--Her brother and hour in the morning, which the procousin seem to vie with each other, mised him to do. which can love her bett.
" Lord! Granby, what can it be that Curiosity, you know, my dear Gran. he is going to communicate to her by, is a reigning fault in our sex; and What would I give to be a fly to hear as we are all mortal, yon must allow their conversation ! But what is it to your Lucy to have faults, as well as
me; I certainly have no business with her neighbours ; but I long to know their secrets."-Sir William is a genewho this favoured (wain of Miss Cowell ral lover, for lic has been here but a is. Happy is he, I am sure. I some week, and has had four favourites al. times think it is my brother, for they ready; Miss Bland is his toast at preread together, walk together, and he fent, but the next lady he sees will is always at her elbow. -Ị have ralli. I prove her rival.-As Sir William