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ever, some favourable symptoms appear. woe to the heights of felicity and ed, though the fever itill ran high, and peace, fie compofes her futtering fpi, he continued infenfible.

rits, lulls to reft those turbulent pas. Not one of the medical practitionerssions which racked her Breast, raises who attended him was inspired with a her finking head, wipes the rear from spark of hope during his illness, till her eyes, and with humble hope and the evening of the fifth day, when the fe- gratitude glowing in her heart, returns yer apparently abated, the delirious pathanks to the Sovereign Author of our roxilms ceased, and his disorder, which existence, for the great and unutterawas unanimously declared to be fatal, ble blessing, “ in whose hands are the was actually on the decline. Previous to issues of life and death.”' this propitious and unexpected tranlition, a diaphoretic mixture was admini.

“Oh joyful change! wbiat blissful pallions rife,

In the fair one's heart, and sparkle in her eyes! ftered, and immediately after he took an

Grief and despair na more compoje her lay, anodyne draught, which operating with Sorrow and grief far, far are 1 daway: success, gave him some transient repose, No more he tunes ele melanch ty straios, and threw him into a gentle perípiration No more in nownful elegcs complains; These liappy prognostics presaged suc- The dear Horatio lives, lie lives ayain, cess; and seemed to show that the ma.

And triumphs over death, disease ans pain." lady (obstinate as it had been) was yet Intelligence of the propitious change

It fortunately hap- was immediately traofmitted to the papened so. Horatio mended daily, the rent of Matilda, who received the glad fever entirely left him, his mental fatidings with raptures inexpreffible;

the culties were restored, his appetite re more so, as the letter which arrived turned, and at length he acquired two days before, informed her Hora. strength, and miraculously recovered. tio was very ill, that it was the una.

It is impoffible for my pen to denimous opinion of the physiciina who scribe the feelings of Horatio's friends attended him, he could not poflibly sur at this auspicious and unexpected vive many hours longer. change! Suffice it to say, all the fa As soon as the health of Horatio, mily were in transports at the restora was perfe&tly re-established he took a tion of their dear friend, who had been journey with his filter and intended quite given over, and the dark gloom (pouse to the country villa-of the ma. of despair which had long opprel-tron. The old lady was overjoyed at fed their foreboding minds now began their return, and exprefled infinite fa. to disperse. The heart-felt pleasure tisfaction in seeing the young gentle. which they experienced on this occa man so happily recovered from his late fion was almost as great as that of a dangerous indisposition, condemned criminal, who, at the in 'On their arrival they found some veftant he is going to be turned off, fees ry agreeable compary. Two young a mellinger arrive with a thout of joy ladies with whom they had furtnerly on his tongue, and a fealed pardon in been very intimately acquaintet, who his hand. The transports of Matilda but lately had arrived from the West indeed can neither be conceived nor ex Indies, were just come to pay their represled. Yesterday, groaning under a spects to Maduni and Matilda. Joad of woe, wue of the inoit exquisite, The moment the ladies were intermolt heart breaking kind, kreating her rogating the matron about the family breaft, lainenting ber unhappy fate, and of Horatio, our company appeared in sobbing out her very foui, diltrelled, view. The old lady, however, did not comfortless, forlorn, di pairing, dir immediately inform then who they tracted : no", relvased from the load were, purposely to try if they would of sorrow, extricated from the world know each other at first fight. They of trouble, exalted from the vale of ran to meet the coach at the door. The deepest diltrefa to the pinnacle of joy, interview was truly affecting. At firft railed from the depths of misery and view the ladies (though acquainted


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Letter from Bajazet II. to Pope Alexander VI. 595 from their infancy, and educated at paralleled husband, to a wife who unthe fame Seminary in Somersetshire, doubtedly merited all the affection, crwere perfect strangers to each other: teem and tenderness which he difcoand no wonder indeed, for the twa vered for her He honoured her as West India ladies (if I may lo diftin he ought, and in every thing his whole guith them) had been absent for more ambition centered in the gracification than six years, and suffered a good deal f whatever the wished, whatever the of change in their complexions by the desired. She, on her part, was not less heat of the climate, &c. The reason assiduous to move in the honourable why they visited the West Indies was, (phere in which the was placed : it was because the greatelt part of their pro ever her whole ftudy and care to me. perty, bequeathed them by their fa rit his esteem, to discharge the importher, lay there, and required their at tant duties of a wife, and to oblige the tendance. The climate however not man who was dearer to lier than her. being so agreeable to them aa their na self, and with whom she expected to be tive country, as soon as they could set- happy till death should diffolve their tle affairs, they disposed of the effecis, union. and returned to England.

(To be continued.) The two young ladies were fome. what surprifed when they were informed that Matilda was on the point of d.remorkable Letter from BAJAZÈT II. being married : but they were highly

Emperor of tbe TURKS, 10 Pope Adelighted, and expressed great fatisfac LEXANDER VI. tion, to find it was to Horatio, a gen THE following letter is one of tleman who, they thought, was wor the most extraordinary addresses thy, was deserving of her in every re that ever one prince, made to another. spect.

Bajazet II. the most barbarous tyrant The happy day for tlie consumma. that ever the house of Ottoman protion of the nuptials was now fixed, and duced, writes this epistle to the vicar in a short time they joined hands at of Christ, the prince of peace, defiring the altar of Hymen. Horatio juftly him to affassinate his brother, who thoughe bimself peculiariy b!effed in a ought to have been doubly safe in the wife of fo refined and charming a dispo- rights and privileges of' hospitality. fition. For six or eight inonths after The demand is not more extraordinatl. folemnization never was a couple ry than the terms in which it is made more blessed or more happy : the tits are artful. He knew pope Alexander of wedlock increased their love to each VI. was as great a rufian as himself, other, and crowned them with such a with the addition of a mean soul and profufion of Hymneneal pleasures as can rapacious difpofition; and that nothing better be imagined than expressed. In was wanting but to couch his offer in short their felicity for some time was such exprellions as Mould bear some consummate-as confummate as the appearance of that decorum which was Arongett and mott undissembled afico due to his respectable Itation; he tion can produce.

therefore advises the murder of his 'Tis indisputable that Horatio's love brother, as a humare measure that for a conliderable while was fervent, would put an end to all his troubles. fincere, and unseigned : it is equally To pope Alexander VI. Sultan Bajacertain that with the perfect approba

zet Cham, Son of the four Sultans tion of her parents he received this

of Lasheath, Cham by God's Grace, rich treasure to his embraces with rap

Emperor and Lord of Ala, of Eue tures inconceivable : hc secmed sensible of her merit, and counted himself hap

rope, and the Seas. py in the enjoyment of her. For more To the Father and Lord of all the than half a year he made an exempla Christians, Pope Alexander the ry, and I may fay with juftice, an un Sixth, by the Grace of God, the

most worthy Chief Priest of the Ro- that his soul may be translated into man Church.

better, where he may find reft. This “ After a due and courteous falute, be but fo kind to fulfil, and send his

request of ours, if your greatnesa will proceeding from a good mind, and pure body to any place upon our coasts, we heart, this is to acquaint your great; promise on the faith of Sultan Bajazet ness, that having heard of your good Cham, to send you to any place you health, and other matters of concern from George Bozzardo, your servant, ducats of gold, with which you may

fall appoint three hundred thousand and nuncio here ; we rejoice thereat, purchase lands for your children. When and have great comfort. Among other the person by you appointed shall be he

known to us, then our officers fhal} France is minded to take our brother

have dire&tion to asign the money to Gem. out of your hands, which will him as above, &c. Moreover we probe much against our desire, and both mise to preserve with your greatness a yourself and all yonr Chriftians will perfect good understanding, and a ftria fuffer much thereby. But having con- friendship without fraud; fhew fulted with the said Gcorge thereupon, all favours, and pleasure you in things

you we have thought, that for your peace and profit, and our singular satisfaction, that neither from ourselves, nor any

to our power. Also, we assure

youg it is convenient, seçing our faid brother belonging to us, fhall any injury be is very fubject to mortality, andsin dan offered, or any moleftation given to ager of being taken from you, that his death be haftened by all means; which ny Christian, of what sort or condi.

tion soever, by land or by sea, except will be life to him, great advantage to they begin firit, and assault us or ours. yourself, and to us high content. And for more satisfaction to your Wherefore, may it please your great. I greatness, that you may have all secuniels, to do us the favour to take care rity imaginable, and not scruple in the that our brother Gem. may be removed

least what we have promised above, from the travail and trouble of this world in what manner you please, fo George, confirmed the promises, swear

we have in the presence of the said ing upon our true gospels, by the true

God 'whom we worship, that faithful* The name of this piince was Zizim, which ly, without any deceit, we will be just in the rurkish language signifies love. He was

to our word. And that your greate a youth of finc accomplishments, both of mind and body; brave, learned, liberal and hu. ness may not conceive the least appre. mane. Though the younger brother, t.e ar. hension of doubt imaginable, but repired to the empire, on pretence that Bajazet main in unqueftionable assurance, 1 the was born before his father ascended the Otto above-named Sultan Bajazet Chan do man throne. He tried his fortune several

now swear by the true God, that cre. times in the field; but that of his brother al. ways predominated; and length he Aed ated heaven and earth, and all things for hviter co Rhodes where he was hospitably therein, in whom we believe, and whom received by the grand master of the order of wè adore, that if your greatness will the knights of St. John. From thence he perform the request we have made, we then he repaired to Italy, where he was kepi will punctually obferve all that is above as an honourable prisoner in the cable of st. contained and promised on our parts, Angelo at Rome, until Charles VIII. of France and morcover in all other matters, nearrived in that city. This monarch had pro ver to oppose or act against your greatjected the consuelt of Greece, and thinking ness or your interest.” The presence of Zizim might facilitate that en. terprize, he demanded him of pope Alexan.

From our palace at Constantinople, der, who delivered him up accordingly; but he died in a few days of poison, which is faid Sept. 12th 1494. to have been administered to him by order of his holinels, in consequence of his Bajazet, who had purchased his blood at the

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last part

Select Pieces of Literatate.

597 Queries addressed to Correspondents of pare drooping; the vital spark of life the Ladies Magazine. grows languid and faint, while


af. FROM whence arose in England, fe&tion for my surviving friends' was that universal custom of introdu!

never more warm, my concern for

their happiness was never more ardent cing pancakes on Shrove Tuesday? How does the dorinouse, the bat,

and sincere. and other sleeping animals, which con.

This makes me employ fome of the

of tinue in a kind of torpid ftate during

my time in writing to three the winter, fustain themfelves so long my elteem, in hopes this folemn fare

or four persons, whose merit requires a time without food? P. S. As the ingenious contribu- their minds.

well will leave a ferious impression on tors to the Lady's Magazine are very

I am going to act the last and most numerous, and are famous for the pub-1 important part of human life : in a lication of many pieces which do them little time I shall land on the immorhonour, I fatter myself they will be tal coaits, where all is new, amazing, so obliging as to give proper solutions and unknown; but however gloomy to the above, which will be satisfac- the passage appears, tory to many, and gratefully acknowledged by their most

Sweet fields, beyond the swelling food,

Stand dressia in living green ;
obedient humble servant,

So to the Jews in Canaan (tood,
INQUISITOR While Jordan roll's between.


Nature cannot but Shiver on the faProse and VERSE.

tal brink, unwilling to try the grand By several Female Hands. experiment, whilft the hopes of Chris(Continued from Vol. VIII. Page 122.] tianity can alone fupport the foul in

this folem crilis. In this exigence NUMBER VIII.

the eternal spirit whispers peace and A Letter from the celebrated Mrs. pardon to the dying faint, through the Rowe to MR. JAMES THEOBALD. atonement, and brightens the shadow SIR,

of death with some glimmerings of HE converse I have had with Tell Mrs. Thcobald I hope to meet

immortal light. you has been very short, but the friendship begun by it will be her in the shining realins of love and transmitted to the regions of perfect unmingled bliss ; amity and bliss. It would not be

It would not be Where crown'd with joy, and ever-blooming worth the while to cherish the impres

youth, fions of a virtuous friendihip, if the The jocund hours dance on their endless round. generous engagement was to be dislo).

ELIZABETH Rowe, ved with mortal life ; such a thought would give the grave a deeper gloom, and add new horrors to the fatal darkness. The TEMPLE of LOVE, But I confess I have brighter ex

Behold a fabric rising from the ground pectations, and am fully persuaded those to the sofe timbrel, and the cittcrn's found; noble attachments that are founded on Corinthian pillars-the rast building hold, Teal merit, are of an immortal date. - 1 of polith'd liver, and Peruvian gold; That benignity, that divine charity, in four broad arches spread the lining doors, which jaft warm the soul in those colá The blazing roofs enlighten all the foors; regions, will shine with new lustre, Wittr Perfian jewels, like a morning fun, and burn with an immortal ardour in Wrapp'd in a robe of purelt Tyrian dye, the happy seats of peace and love. Cythera's image meers the ravishdege ; My present experience confirms me

W'hose glowing features would in paint doo in this truth; the powers of nature

So well this artist drew her mim's mile;

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Her smiling eyes confefs'd a sprightly joy : A grospe of ghafly phantoms stood behinds Upon her knees reclio'd her wanton bog:

Whore talk it is to rack the guilty mind; On the bright walls, around her and above, Wide-mouth'd Reproach, with visage rude and Were drawn the Narutes and the arts of love;

thin, These taught the filent language of the eye, And hilling Scandal made a hideous din The broken whisper, and amuling lie; Remorse, that darted f om koer deadly wings, The careless glance, peculiar to the fair, Invenom'd arrows, and a thousand fings; And vows of lovers that diffolre in air ; Thın, with pale cheeks, and with a ghaftly The graceful angur, and the rolling epis,

(tare, The practis'd blush, and counterfeis (uprize: Peep'd o'er her shoulder kolloy-ey'd Despair; The language proper for pretending twains,

Whose hand extended bore a blieding heart, And fine deferiprion for ima in'd pains; And Death behind her look his thrcai'ning The friendly cautioa, and d-rigoing eale,

dart. And all the arts that ruin while they please.

Mrs. LeAPORE Now enter'd, follow'd by a Splendid train, A blooming damsel, and a wealthy (wain;

A LETTER from a LADY to ber Cos. The gaudy youth in Ibining r bes array d. Behind him follow'd the unthinking maid;

sin, after she had received from bim Youth in her check Lko op'ning rofes (prung, a Copy of VERSES on her BEAUTY. Her careless trelles on her lhoulders hung; Her smiles were chrarful as enliv ning May,

« COUSIN, Her dress was careless, and her eyes were gay Received yours with the verses Then to soft voices, and melodious sound,

inclosed, and here return you The board was spread, the sparkling glasse crown'd;

my hearty thanks for the face, the The sprightly virgin in a moment shines shape, the mien which you have fo geIn the gay product of the Eastern mines; nerously bestowed upon me. From Then Pride comes on with patches for the fair. looking upon your verfes, I went to And spicy odours for her carling hair ; Rude Riot in a crimson vol: array'd,

my glass ; but what a difference !With smooth-fac'd Flatt'ry, like a chamber-Though I bought it to fatter me, yet maid ;

compared to you, I found it a plainSoft Pomp and Pleasure at her eldow stand, dealer; it shewed me immediately that And Folly Lakes the rattles in her hand: I have been a great deal inore beholden But now her feeble structure seenu'd to make,

to you than I have been to nature, Its basis trembles, and its pillars quake: Then ruh'd Suspicion thro' the lofty gate,

for the only formed me not frightful, With heart-lick Loathing, led by gharly Hare; but you have made me divirr. But as And foaming Rage, to close the horrid band, you have been a great deal kinder than With a drawn poniard in her Ibaking hand nature has been to me, I think myself Now, like an earthquake, shook the reeling obliged, in requital, to be a good dea! frame,

more liberal than heaven has been to The lamps extinguish in a purple Aame; One universal groan was hcard, and then

you, and to allow you as large a stock The cries of women, and the voice of men ; of wit as you have given me of beauty : Some roar our vengeance, fome for mercy call, since so honest a gentleman as yourself And Thrieks and rumulis fill the dreadful hall: has stretched his conscience to come At length the spectres vanilh'd from my fight, mend my person, I am bound in graAgain the lamps resum'd a fecb'e light; Bue chang'd the place, no splendor there was

titude to do violence to my reason, to Thown,

(known; extol your verses. When I left the But gloomy walls, that miril had never town, I desired you to furnish me with For the gay dome, where pleasure us*10

the news of the place, and the Erft dwell,

thing I have received from you is a Appear'd an abbey, and a doleful cell.. And here the fad, the ruin'd nymph was

copy of verses on my beauty ; by found,

which you dexterously infer that the Her robe disorder'd, and her locks unbound, most extraordinary piece of news you While from her eyes the pearly drops of woe can send me is to tell me that I am Walh'd her pale cheek, whole roses ns'd to

handsome; by which ingenious inferblow;

(breathe Her blue and trembling lips prepard to

ence, you had infallibly brooght the The sighs that nuade her fwelling holom heave;, scandal of a wit upon yoli, if your Thus ftupid with her grief fhe fat, and preis'd verses had not tood up in your jutiHer lilly hand across her penlive bria'l; fication. But tell me truly, coulin,


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