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The Unexpected Recovery

The UnexpeEled Recovery.

511 ness in this world ; at least we who thinks time may work a change in his are of the serious caft. Miss How favour. He was invited to be present ard, indeed, has such a flow of spirits, at the ceremony, and I was obliged to that it is scarcely in the power of any suffer him to drive me in his phaeton accident to make her unhappy for a to the church, which is about two longer period than half an hour. I milez off. Charles too, (dear, unenvy her– he is fortunate-she is hap- fortunate youth!) with a heavy heart, py. She loved my brother, and no accompanied Lady D'Avenant in her confiderations of prudence opposed chariot; and my father, Charles's motheir union : last Thursday made him ther, Caroline, and her Henry, went the happiest of men, by joining his in our coach. hand to that of his ever dear Caroline. Miss Howard behaved, on this los May they be happy! How different is lemn day, with more propriety than I my situation! condemned to spend my imagined her vivacity would allow her days in fruitless wishes, a victim to a to do ; there was a kind of serious. passion, which neither time nor absence pleasure visible in her countenance, can remove! O Charles ! too amiable, which I could not help thinking very and too tender Charles ! why are we well adapted to her situation. -We thus diftressed! I begged of Caroline, spent the day in mirth, and in the evenwho is now the confidant of oui uning had a ball and concert; but 'midit happy attachment to each other, to the happy groupes poo. Charles and I make you acquainted with it, that I alone seemed fad; for though I remight spare myself the confufion of joiced most fincerely at my brother's first owning my weakness even to you. happiness, yet I experienced a degree Yet why should I blush to lay open my of sorrow superior to any thing I had.' heart to my friend !-- Yes, beloved ever felt before. Louisa, without fear, to you will I Charles, though he complained much breathe my ardent love for my sweet of the head-ach, was obliged to accomCharles; to you will I fly for advice pany Lady D'Avenant in a long wlick and consolation. Blame me not for a The favoured us with. What a dila. fault that is involuntary, but give me greeable woman, Louisa, that is ! your pity, for my distress merits it. Some people call her handsome, but Were I condemned to high alone, I her confident air, in my opinion, deshould be happy compared to what I stroys all her pretensions to beauty. now feel: to see him wretched doubles I have frequently seen her stare Charles every pain; for ah! his sympathetic out of countenance. She has even forheart feels all my anguish, and bleeds got the character of her sex so much, for every sigh I heave.

as to own an unalked partiality for him. Caroline promises me her interest O! my Louisa, how different is her with my father, with whom she is a conduct from our ideas of delicacy! creat favourite : but alas! to imagine

Adieu, dear friend, that my father will ever consent to our union is abfurd ! I know his at

AUGUSTA NUGENT. tachment to riches, and feel most se

(To be continued.) verely the certainty of his refusal.Fortune is our enemy, and we must submit : but never shall this bofom own another master-I will cherisa his

The UNEXPECTED RECOVERY. dear image for ever. Previous to my brother's marriage,

[Illustrated and decorated with a curious

Copper-Plate, from the Dilign of one my father almost inlisted on my giving

of the most cel:orated Artists in Paris:] my hand at the Tame time to Lord Wilton. My earnest entreaties at INTORIA was a girl of great length prevailed; but I am still tor {pirits, fond of lau rching int.) mented with bia viûts, as my father every extravagance of th: 1094 bit


having the advantage of a classical edu Pintoria obferved his process with cation with her brother, as they both an undaunted mind, and l ughed at e. received instructions from the same tu very manæuvre he practi ed againft tor, she had imbibed a regard for vir. her. tue from her earliest years, and thought At this crisis Philaretes met her at that the liberties in which she imitated church: her devotion was so fervent the rest of her cotémporaries, could and unaffected, that he thought her a never be productive of confequences copy of those angelical beings, whose either to be dreaded, or even avoided. form and whose mind, are beauty it. A young lady who thus removes that self. He followed her home at a disrestraint which ought to keep the o tance, and observing that filial reve. ther sex at an awful distance, cannot rence which she paid her parent, at the answer for the liberties which may be door, he thought that her mind might taken with 'her, especially as the seems have charms superior to those of her to invite those liberties. Adelpho, person. Her father was no ftranger who was too well versed in the arti- to his love, and as he thought that fices of the male, and too well studied he ought not to permit his attachment in the foibles of the other sex, eyed to augment without his fanction, was her, and while he eyed thought she determined to inform him of his infant might prove a fure victim his most passion, and to cherish or smother it ardent wishes.

according to his determination, He gallanted with her, he took c On his return home he made his very liberty she gave him leave to application, his father commended, cake; but he vainly thonght that he applauded his choice, and to encoumight proceed. He was convinced of rage him, said the intimacy between his mistake, and with a frown of scorn him and Pintoria's father was so great, and contempt, was forbid ever ap- and their fortunes on such an equality, proaching Pintoria any more.

Adel. that he could foresee no obitacie to the pho imputed her disgust to diffimula. success of his attachment, provided tion, and thought that her anger was

Pintoria herself were disengaged. only a challenge to him to be warmer The succeeding morning he widerin his attentions. He haunted her to took to be an advocate for his son: every place of public resort ; he endea- found Pintoria's father disengaged, invoured to renew his addresses ; but formed him of the cause of his visit, found that she was no less ftudious to and was received with fuch cordiality avoid them, than he was ardent to ob as he could have wished for. Bentitrude them upon her.

voglio, Pintoria's father, though he Resolved to prevent any future rejoiced in the prospect of fo dulirale trouble, she never went out without a an alliance, Itill left it to Pintoria's companion, and feldom without being choice, and concluded with faying, attended by her father. Numberless that as happiness must proceed from were the tratagems which Adelpho the mind, it was neceffary that the employed to elude her vigilance ; but mind should be free. he found that all his attempts were in Bentivoglio undertook to break the vain.

affair to his daughter, and promised to Men of a depraved disposition are tend the most early intelligence to his not so soon intimidated as those of friend. more sober ideas. The obstacles On the departure of Philaretus' fawhich Adelpho met with, served only ther Pintoria entered the room, and to give an edge to his appetites. He observing an unusual pentiveness settled found himself strongly opposed, and on his countenance, begged that the with the heroism of a modern triller, might know the cause, that she might thought that his character as a man have her share in it, and, by dividing would be increased by the difficulty at-ihe burthen, make it less. tending his triumph over female virtue.

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The I reacherous tlu band.

513 The TREACHEROUS HUSBAND. in Milton: do tiot you to collect it?

believe it is in the third book of his (Continued from Page 433.)

Paradise Lost, a poem which I am pem "HILE the good old lady, culiarly fond of: I think I can repeat

witness of the affecting inte!- | it; it is thus expressed : view, sympathized with them in their

As when a scout feelings, and could not help observing Thro' dark and delare ways with poril cone 3. peculiar emotion in the young gentle. All night, at last by break of chearfu' dawn, . man at the appearance of her daughter, Obtains the file of fon• high climbing hills who spoke loudly to her, that a soft,

But to his eye disco ers unaware, and most affectionate passion reigned The goodly prospect of some fo eign land,

Pirst leen; or some renown'd metropolis : there! After the complimental cere.

With glistening spires and pinnacles adorn'd, monies were over, and the perturba- which now ihe rising fun giles with his tion of their minds a little composed,

beams." they retired into the parlour, Horatio Exactly fimilar, exceedingly appliconducting Matilda by the hand, which cable; said the ladies, to our present sitube presled in the most endearing andation. See yonder what an innumerable expreslive manner imaginable.

variety of graceful objects present themWhilft fupper was preparing, the selves on every side, as far asone's eyecan two young fadies, accompanied by Ho reach! What crouds of towns and villaratio, took a little excursion in the gar ges, elegant villas, plains, rivers, woods, dens. The evening was remarkably intersperfed with hills and vales! Those pleasant, the air was cool, and all na lawns host green with fresh herbage ! ture seemed to smile around them. Those fields how rich with undulating After pafling by the parterre, where corn! Oppofite us what a huge extenFlora food dreit in all her gay attire, live forest displays its gloomy grandeur, perfuming the air with her odoriferous and stretches itself with a large circular Tweets, they entered a winding walk; sweep to the noith! near it stands a it was a labyrinth planted on each fide gentleman's seat, and on one side a black with the choicest fruit trees, whose and barren heath exfends, with here branches, uniting at top, reared a ma and there a stragling furze: at a greater jestic arch, and shed a kind of awful dillance, cannot you perceive the tur, gloom. Here arm-in-arm they frolled, rets and spires shooting into the skies? engaged, meanwhile, in topics of a The spacious edifices, the pleasant particular kind. Advancing in this parks, the clamps of fir, the groves of agreeable manner, at length they aroak, and a variety of other gay objects, rive at an elegant summer house, which which appear in agreeable confulion all was situated on an airy eminence, at around, and drive one would think the extremity of this retired and beau- entertain our eyes with every charm of tiful avenue. Here our company seat beauty. The diversified scene to my ad themselves. It commanded a most fancy is rendered itill more pleasing lovely and extenfive prospect. For a by the reflection of the fun, which moment they were ravished with the now paints it, you observe, with a beaugrand and beautiful landscape of nature, f tiful purple, as it is giving us the partwhich, with a charming and magnifi. ing smile, and sinking in the western sea. cent fwecp, spread itself before them. Each of the parties being fond of

“Dear !" cries Horatio, - what a nature, and greatly delighted with rus fudden change is this! What an ele- ral views, they were alike entertained gant prospect is here! A moment ago with this charming' prospect, and bebow dark and gloomy! Now how light-held it with infinite picafure. Matilda some and gay! I think I was never in particular having a great knowledge more agreeably surprised, than when of nature, expatiated on this favourite we emerged from that darkíome ave. topic, and dwelt much upon the plea-, mue and entered this lofty mount. It fure, the cahnness, and tranquility brings to my mind a beautiful pallage which such rural vieva infpirs. "Me. Vom. X.

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thinks, faith she, "fuch scenes as these couple, who, they were sensible, would have a peculiar tendency to invigorate rather wish to be by themselves. Tho' the fpirits, and hush the tumultuous their connection was, previous to this pasions. They inspire exhilarating intercourse, entirely unknown to the thoughts; they throw the mind into a parent of Matilda, yet Me now began pleafing transport of admiration, and to suspect an attachment, which, inTeem at the same time to raise the most a deed, she did not disapprove of. miable and exalted ideas of the great, Horatio now embraced the opporincomprehensible allglorious Creator.” tunity of opening his mind fully to the

The fifter of Horatio exactly coin-object of his defires.--"Oh! best of cided in her opinion. “ Ah!” faith women !” said he, pressing her hand at she, “my dear Matilda you are cer the same time, “ permit me to reveat tainly right: I agree with you entirely my passion, my feelings !_Permit me with regard to the pleasures of the to tell you that I have the fincerelt afcountry, they are undoubtedly fupe- fection for you, and shall ever love and rior to the vain and frivolous amuse adore you !--Indeed the ardour of my ments we enjoy in the city. Here passion cannot be expressed !-You are have I been charmed since I have been

superior to every woman on earth, and in the country! so many elegant views your charms, my dear Matilda, have and beautiful rural scenes wliich open wounded me so deeply, that you are before us on every side, have quite en always in my mind, and I am ever ungaged my attention, and stole my af- happy but in your presence. Suffer fections. The contemplation of na me to hope for a return; give me some ture, I assure you, has fo ftruck, so encouragement, some proof of your apoperated on my mind, that it has gi probation of my propofal. My views, ven me a difgult to what is called high I assure you, are honourable : you life, and its solemn fopperies. When know my circumstances and my chawe left Bath latt week, in order to visit racter-I call heaven to witness that I this delightful retreat, I was greatly will be faithful, that I will not deceive ftruck with the fine views and the gay you-Suffer me to hope--[Here the prospects which appeared around us tears burst into his eyes]-- I will alwhilft on the road: my ideas seemed to ways love, honour, and adore you ! brighten at fight of the various objects My fole ambition shall be to please which displayed themselves to the eye, to increase your happiness !" and I felt the moit sublime pleasure Matilda blushed as red as scarlet at and satisfaction from them, infinitely this declaration. She was a little contranscending that transient and short- fused and silent for some time, though lived joy which we experience from the her heart in the mean while was pleaffollies of a treacherous and alluring ingly fluttered, and her mind fecretly world. Indeed I am now quite averse consented to the proposal. At length to the fashionable trifles of the age, and recovering herself a little, with a treshall no longer relish the gaudy affem-mulous voice, the replied, “ I think, blies of the ball, nor the foolish amuse-Sir, you are far too warm in your asments of the play-house."

sertions- I wish I could rely upon what At this inftant the matron appear- you have said-If I must confefs with eil, and interrupted them. She was lincerity, I have no objection to your come herself to inform them that fup-1 person, and if your intentions are hoper was on the table, as the servant nourable, I shall not think myself unThe fent returned, after a long search, happy in your company. I cannot, a:id could not find them. They iin- however, presume to give a precipitate mediately resigned their seats. The consent to a point of fo important a fitter of Horatio, Miss --, and the nature, without consulting the guar. old lady, walked before at a confider- dian of my youth, the indnlgent paable distance, that they might not in rent to whom I owe my welfare, my terrupt the happiness of the young 'happiness, my existence.' 6


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