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ed of your adventures: You have, fight of two persons so dear to her, young man, excited my pity by your had not power to enter the room, bu: account, and I am ready and willing to was instantly reduced to that fenfelel affist you, and defire you will both par- lituation, take of some refreshment with me, and The sage Omar drew near, and er you must then go and visit my queen braced his beloved daughter, wbs Zobiede."

quickly recovered, and never They were delighted with the good three persons more happy : they for ness of the caliph; but itill the fair got every part anxiety and care, and Şelima was ever in their thoughts. gave themselves up to the pleating tran: After the repait was over, they follow-ports they enjoyed. The caliph an. ed the caliph to the apartments of the Zobeide shared in their joy, and cu queen, who was seated under a cano.deavoured to render it still more compy, surrounded by a company of beau-plete, by offering. Selim a very coutiful virgins. They role to receive the liderable place in the court, de caliph, who thus addressed the sultapa: firing them to remain there, and pro“Fair lady, I have brought here a miling every thing to make it agreeaworthy young man, who has lately lost ble to cach of them. Notwithitand the mistress of his heart; yo', affifteding the magnificence of their offers they by your ladies, mutt endeavour to con- I could not prevail on either of them to fole him, as he is greatly troubled." consent to quit the country, where they Zobiede, with her usual vivacity and had ipent so many happy days. They good humour replied, “Commander cherctore tettified their gratitude 19 of the Faithful, you do us great ho-their kiod benefactors, and begged the pour, by bringing before us such an a- liberty of returning again to their hapmiable youth. I will readily obeypy abode. It fhall be fo," replied you, by offering him, all the consola-1:ho Commander of the Faithful, “ but tion in my power, and give him per noi till I have seen the worthy pair u. million to chuse which of my young nited in the moft sacred ties: I muk ladies, pleases, him beit, that she may inliił upon having the ceremony perftrive to supply the place of her whom formed here tp-morrow before you de he has had the misfortune to lose ; part: it is a, favour I ask, and I hop they are not all here, but I will send the fair Selima will not belitate is for those which are absent.",

grant my requeit."." Selim bowed to the queen, but could "My daughter will be ever ready returo no answer, being so full of grief to obey the caliph Haroun Alraschid, and fear. He well knew his heart replied the fage, and, to-morrow I could never think of any other than hall embrace Selim as my fon.” The his dear Selima, and yet he did not dare nuptiala being thus fixed for the fol. to refuse the queen's offer, for fear of lowing day, the calipb, Zobeide, and offending the caliph. He was absorb'a the fage Omar, had the joy of secing in thonght what answer he should the happy couple united; who, having make, when he was roused by a well received the congratulations of their known voice, exclaiming, "Oh my noble friends, reiurned with pleasure father!” this drew the attention of the to their rustic habitation, which they whole company ; each turned towards had left but a few days before with the door from whence the voice pro the deepest sorrow. ceeded, and beheld two young ladies The fage Omar, who remained with approaching, supporting a third, who them, lived several years, and faw, had fainted, and feemed to have lost with the lincerelt pleasure, many pled all figns of life. Every one ran to af- ges of their connubial felicity. The filt the fair sufferer. Selim went haf- virtuous Selim, blefled with the comtily near them, when to his exceflive pany of his beloved Selima, pafled his joy, he beheld his dear Selima, who, days in a continued course of uninter: not being able to contain herself, at the rupted happiness; and the amiable Se

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683 tima, as a daughter, a wife, and a mo- der the dominion of the little Blind ther, spent her days in a mannet wor-God. Sighs, are his incense, his lị. thy the imitation of every fair one, by bations tears." But love, they say, contributing to render happy her facannot exist without hope; who knows, ther, her husband, and her children. Lucy, but Mr. Gordon may feel as She made herself the adored object of much for me as I do for him. Blelt each, and the admiration of evevy thought! I must, 'I will indulge thee friend 'to virtue.

till I know the contrary.

How MARIANNE C happy were my days till now, I ne'er

did forrows feel." True, very true are those lines; but in this world we

must not always expect one serene A SERIES of LETTERS. calm: the torms we have to go through Continued from Page 653.)

in this life are m'any, and must be en

dured. Yesterday afternoon I went to LETTER VII. Percy-Place--there was only Louisa in

the room; I sat down belide her-we Mifs WALLIS to Miss GreVILLĖ. were both at work; Mr. Gordon came

in soon afterwards, and threw himself

down on the sopha, and, I thought, Hmy dear Lucy that you were looked melancholy. “, Mr.

but here with me! The pleasure Gordon,” said Louila, " you seem not I always experience when in your fo to know what to do with yourself, will ciety would in some measure relieve myl you take up that book that lies on the {pirits, which are in no enviable way window and read to us?" He comat present; for what with iny dear mo- | plied in an instant: the book was Pope, ther's illness, (though she is noiv, il and he réad Eloiza to Abelard; how thank God, almost recovered) and melodious is his voice ! with what rapph fatal trnth ;-but I cannot write it. ture did I listen to him! As it provNow 1 hear you fay; “ Why shoulded a wet åfternoon there was no such Sophia miftruit het Lucy, her friend, thing as walking out, so after tea the whom she has been so long used to tell gentlemen took it by turns to read to any thing that made her uncaly?”- us, while we worked; what a delightVery true, my dear, my secret would ful time I had of it! Who can they be as safe in your bosom as it would be be! I see two people coming up the in my own :--it would indeed be un-park-I must leave off to look. - "Tis generous ; and I should be unitorthý. Mr. Gordon, Mrs. Percy, and Charles. the friendship you have always and Adieu, my dear Lucy, I cannot write still continue to profess for me, were I any more.

e.--You will not wonder, I not to disclose every secret with and dare say, when you know who it is thought of my heart to one whom I that is coming: have been so long used to con

Your's, fide in at all times. In my last letter that I wrote to you, you may perhaps

SOPHIA Wallis. remember that í

gave you an account of the arrival of Captain Percy's and Louisa's friends :--would to heaven The SCHOOL for WIVES. Mr. Gordon had never come to Percy A DOMESTIC HISTORY. Place, I might then not have known the pangs of is , my

(Continued from Page 652.) dear LucySophia POR was this a sudden flart of is Aown to. The first time that I faw goodness and generosity, for the him I felt something that I had never inore the reflected on what the bad before experienced in any man; but done, the more pleasure she felt from fince that I have discovered I am an her recollections. She suffered not å

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week to pass over without going to see time brought himself to do justice to her charge, to see how the person in the one, and entirely ceased to have trusted with him behaved : had he any esteem for the other; but the virbeen in reality her own, and heir, totues of Amafina had already been sufthe most extensive poffeffions, her dili- ficiently tried, and heaven thought £. gence in looking after the management to reward her for what she had endured, of him could not have been greater. when she, so long accustomed to fu

Palamon all this while perfifted in ferings, least expected relief. his attachment to Belinda, though her By habituating herself to perforn. ill conduct gave him frequent occasions the duties of a mother to the child a

for quarrelling with her, and they were Belinda, she grew really in love with several times on the point of seeing him; and the pity which the first fel each other no more. Their long in. was gradually converted into a tende timacy however, furnished sufficient attachment.' When Palamon was a matter for censure, and those who were broad she would often cause him to be informed of their more criminal inter- brought to her, and sending for her views, in private, spoke with so little own at the same time, divert bersel! reserve concerning them, that their in- with the looks which the two children timacy was talked of at all the tea- cast at each other. While she was tables in town,

one day employed in this manner Pr. For this intimacy Palamon's father, lamon unexpectedly returned, and came a man remarkable for his sobriety and dircetly into the room where they were, respectable deportment, to whom Ama. Whatever indifference he felt for his fina had, by her numerous virtues, ren- wife, he had always hewn the greatdered herselfextremely dear, corrected est fondness for her. son: he nos, him in the severelt manner, and upon therefore, took him up is bis arms, his denying what he was charged with, and kissed him. with the addition of certain infinuati • Here is another little one, lai ons, as if his wife had made complaints Amalina smiling, who also has a claim against him, replied, '“ No. Sir, the to some share of your kindness," preBeass all the injuries you do her with senting. Belinda's child to him. too much patience, and either does “ By what right, madam ?” replied not see, or will not see wbat is glaring-Palamon, in the fame gay tone. ly obvious to the whole world." He “ As he is mine," answered the. then launched out into many encomi

" Yours !!! ums on the sweetness of her difpofition. “ Yes-he is mine by adoption: " Whether her complaisance, said he, and I must have you look upon him arifes from an unsuspecting temper, or as yours likewise." from her prudence in aiming to regain My complaisance for you, madani, your

love by such ways as are most inay carry me great lengths, faid Palikely to succeed, her behaviour is cer- lamon, as I know you do nothing tainly meritorious, and ought to be without being able to give a reason highly rated: you should methinks be for it; I should be glad, therefore, to alliamed, added he, with your under- learn the ground of fo extraordinary standing, to reflect upon the part you a request.” have acted, with regard to your exem As one of the childreu now began plary wife, a part which has obliged her to cry a little, Amasina ordered the to exert all her virtue and affection to nurses to take them into another room forgive.”

She then, finding Palamon in a very These reproving addresses were not good humour, was prompted by an in quite thrown away upon Palamon, and resistible impulse, to speak to him in it is highly probable that in fairly ba- the following manner. lancing the solid merits of the reife a “ The child you, faw, said she, in a gainst the light and frivolous allure more serious tone, and whom I have Beats of the mifires, he would bave in actually taken under my care, derives

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Palamon and Amasına, ör School for Wives. his birth'from two persons of fashion ; , nature inform you that my affe&tion bat as he was illegally begotten, the for the father makes his offspring, whoregard for reputation prevailed over ever is the mother of it, dear to me the feelings of nature, and I found I cannot hare Belinda so much as I this innocent little creature, a wretch-love Palamon, and while I am perted outcaft, either to perish, or to live forming maternal offices to this child, to endure miseries worse than death. I forget the share which she has in "This idea shocked me so much that 1] him to remember what I owe to him refolved to (natch him from the woes as yours.” with which he was threatened, and to The reader's own imagination must provide for him out of my own purse, here fupply the place of description. in a manner which would not make No words can give a just idea of what his life a load to him."

a husband, in Palamon's fituation, must “This is an action truly charitable, have felt. - To have his criminal confaid Palamon, a little perplexed, but duct thus plainly made known to ber this is not the answer I expected ; for from whom he molt desired to conby the fame mode of conduct your ceal it-to receive the highest obligapity may be extended to hundreds in . tions, when he could have only expecta fimilar style of diftrefs : something, ed resentful language-to hear the detherefore, more forcible than mere tection of what he done discover: compassion must have attached you so ed to him by the injured. perfon, in a strongly to this child.”

manner as if the herself, not he, had Amalina having foreseen what reply been the aggreffor! His mind was so her husband would make, was debat agitated by remorse, astonishment, and ing within herself, while he delivered shame, that he was not able to retura it, whether it would be beft for her to the Nightest answer to what she had ovade an explanation of the affair, or said. He walked several times about to make the fallest discoveries relating the room with a difordered motion, to it. Not being yet able to deter- endeavouring to recover a fortitude mine how tv act, the appeared as con- which seemed so necessary for him on fused and embarrassed as the would this occasion, but in vain : at lalt, have been during the acknowledgment throwing himself into an easy chair, of fome heinous misdemeanor. She faid, just opposite to that in which his wife “ Something there is indeed," was sitting, he exclaimed, "Good

Here her voice and courage both God! am I awake? can there pollibiy failed her, and she was utterly incapa- be such a woman in the world?” ble of giving him the desired satisfac The sweet-tempered Amalina could tion.

not see her husband in this agitated Palamon was confounded beyond itate without great concern ; a conmeasure : he knew not what to think cern which made her almost repent of of a behaviour fo new; a behaviour having occasioned them. She ran harwhich seemed to denote that his agi- lily to him, and throwing her arms tated wife laboured with a secret of about his neck—" My dear, dear Pavery great importance. Having look-lamon, said she, do not be troubled to ed itedfastly at her for some moments, find that I am in possession of a secret and perceived that the changed colour, which I never fought after, and which that her eyes were fixed on the floor, I have not, from the time it was in a he grew quite impatient for the cer manner forced upon me, divulged taiäty of what he then began to suf- any person in the world.-Confides pect, and eagerly said, “ what fome I am-your wife - part of

yours thing !"-This is a mystery. “A felf, and you will then be affurci you mystery, replied flie, interrupting him, can be guilty of no errors which i which I wilh you would not oblige me Mall not readily forgive, and carefulto explain! -Oh Palamon! continued 'y conceal.-- Judge of my fincerity, le, after a pause ; does ro instinct in continued she, renewing her endear

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menis, by my behaviour, which has mixture of, many contempttoos rei not, you are sensible, been changed flections on his amiable and exemplary in consequence of my having been ac. wife:-By the first he was totally unquainted with this affair,

moved; but the severe expressions re: “ O Amalina?” cried he, presling lating to Amalina, totally extinguished her tenderly to his bosom, “ I am

" I am all the remains of regard and conhindeed senlible þow little I have de- deration Che felt for her. He tore served the striking proofs you have the letter into a thousand pieces, and given me of the extreme goodness of to shew his contempt and resentment; your heart.-My soul overflows with returned the scattered fragment to the gratitude-with love. Yet how can illiberal and abufive writer of it, unI atone for my pait criminality?

der a Tealed cover, without adding a “ By mentioning it no more,” rc lingle word in return. plied ņe, hastily; " by letting me en

Thus ended his criminal connection joy a share of that heart which I can with Belinda, and Amatina enjoyed the not hope, for want of sufficient charms, recompence of her virtue in the conwholly to poftels."

tinued tenderness of a husband, who To thele endearing expresiions he never would have loved her, perhaps, could only answer with broken sen- half so well; had he not had an op tences ; but those sentences gave her portunity of being so well acquainted all the satisfaction she wished for, by with those virtues in her on which his convincing her that her conquest prer | affections were durably grounded. him was perfeet and sincere : and she The compassion which Amafina had would, at that moment, have felt no discovered for che child of Belinda alloy to her transports, if she had not was not of a fugitive nature; it did found it

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difficult talk to prevail, not arise from a temporary art of on Palamon to forgive himself. benevolence. She persisted in the ten;

Aš lie was delirous that The should dereit care of him, had him educated have nothing, in future, to apprehend like her own son, and by way of alleviafrom Belinda, he wrote a letter to that tion for the misfortune of his birth, lady immediately, informing her, that prevailed on Palamon io set apart a being thoroughly fenfible of the injury considerable sum of money, for the he had done the best of wives, the best putting him into a genteel and profitof women, he was determined to pur-able occupation. fue no pleasures in which she had no share. After having represented to her the name and folly of carrying on THE MATRON. a connection like theirs, in the most pathetic terms; he advised her to think

By Mrs. Grey. of living in such a manner as to gain that reputation in the world which he

NUMBER LXXVIII. had, he confessed, with much penitence, contributed to make her lose: Y

of resolution he had taken to see her no Charles Staples, and the delivery more, was not to be thaken by any of Mrs. Dawson were over, at length arguments in her power to advance; reached the manor, to which we were intreating her also, to endeavour to accompanied by Mr. Stanly and Mr. follow lis example, and to forget all | Dawson ; the latter thinking that as that had pailed between them. he left his giddy wife safe in her bed,

Palamon delired 10 answer to this there was no immediate danger of her letter, but he received one, filled with going upon any extravagant party of the most violent and reproachful lan-pleasure during his absence, and that guage against himself, with an inter- he might venture to make a visit for

affuring her, at the same time, that the Mindaughter and I having itaid

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