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in a flowing robe, which revealed Generally keep a calender of the more charms than ought to be distendency engages my thoughts more spectator : she held in her left hand a than their style or the ornamental part i comic masque, and with her right, of their composition. In this view the seemed to drag along a robust perI consider whether they are likely to fonage, who was in a continual titter, vtiate or exalt the principles of the and brought to my mind that beaumale sex, or to depreciate the idea we teous image in Milton, of “laughter ought to conceive of the faircit forms holding both his lides.” of the rational creation. It gives me On enquiry, I found, that the gay pain when I find that moft of our mo- | female was called the Gocidess of Djdera productions have no other end latin, and the numerous groupe of but amusement, and if they have any figures with which she was attended, relation to the fair sex, it is only to bore the emblems of gaming, dancing, hold up their failinys to the cyes of dresling, gaity and giddiness. public censure; or to prepare them, On a sudden she turned back on the by louse hints and indelicate represen- three ladies, and accosted them with tations, to resemble those, who have the smiles of diflimulation, after which left the rugged paths of virtue to walk the offered to conduct them in the in the flowery avenues of pleasure. paths which lcd to improvement.

In the milit of these meditations Caught with the naivré of her behavi. I Aung myfelf back in my sopha, and our, the three young ladies put themwas plunged insensibiy into a kind of selves under her proteciion, and followreverie, in which, though my eyes ed her through several winding alleys were not shut, three respectable per- which led them from the paths which Ionages presented themselves to my they were in quest of. rew. They were dressed in the mo- On a sudden they were alarmed dern style, but without running into its with the noise of a riotous assembly, diagtceable, its ridiculous extremes. and perceived nothing else but dread

By the conversation which passed ful precipices which surrounded them, between them, I found that their and threatened them with immediate, names were Seraphina, Angelica, and with inevitable ruin. Suplaronia, and that they were in Shocked with this fight, Syraphina quest of a guide to lead them to the breathed a sigh of compunction, and scores of improvement.

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tion. tion. Her companions joined her in father was a cornet in the horse. He the pious emotions. Heaven, always was educated partly under the present rcady to assiit the distressed, and res-celebrated Dr. S. Johnson, at Litchcue virtue from destruction, heard field, afterwards at Rochester, under their withes, the precipices immedi- that great mathematician, Mr. Colfon. ately subsided, the ground on which In 1736 he was entered of the hon. they trod was enamelled with all the society of Lincoln’s-inn. Being ingay tribe of the seasons; and one of the tended for the bar. In 1741 he quitgenti of masculine beauty who appeared ted the profession of the law for that before them, snatched them out of the of the stage, and made his first aphands of Diifipation, and pointed out pearance at the theatre in Goodman'sto them the way which led to the asy. tields, in the character of Richard lum of female' improvement. The III. In the following summer he peramiable viito not only cheered their formed at Dublin; and in the winter fight, but likewise accelerated their next ensuing he engaged bimself to Mr. ftepa: in a few moments they were in- Fleetwood, the then manager of Drutroduced to Apoilo, who treated them ry-lane Theatre, where he continued with all the complacence which he al- till the year 1745: in the winter of ways shewed to the sex ; who was at which he again went to Ireland, and tended by two virgin deities, Minerva, became joint manager with Mr. Sheria the goddess of wisdom, and Diana, the dan. In 1746 he engaged with Mr. goddess of chastity. The approba-Rich, patentee of Covent-garden Playtion they met with from the female house; and at the close of the season, deities was more ardent than they in conjunction with Mr. Lacy, purcond have expected : and after a gen- chafed the property, together with tle reprimand from Apollo, for having the renewal of the patent, of Drurybeen fo rafh as to surrender themselves lane Theatre. to the protection of Dissipation, he In his theatrical capacity, he was bersed Diana and Minerva to enroll as excellent, and as rare a phænometheirnames among their votaries, and as non as his inspirer, Shakespeare, was a means of making them worthy of in the art and energy of the drama. so much honour, and to prevent them But great, or rather inimitable as the froin relapsing into their former error, actor was, the man did honour to the presented them with a volume, which actor. In a profession which invites to he laid, was the composition of females licentiousness with the strongest allure. as remarkable for their virtues and ments, and which, therefore, almost mental acquititions, as for their per warrants immorality, he raised, he fonal charms.

exalted genius, with temperance, with I was always stimulated by curio- regularity, with prudence, and with fity, and I could not be satisfied with the dignity of virtue. He was wut peeping into the book to read its most affectionate, generous husband title'; but, on my stooping forwards, and relation, and a zealous, and insomething brufhed my nose, put an defatigable friend. His domeflic end to my reveric, and I found that is æconomy corresponded with his taste; was reading the title, and viewing the it was afluent without profusion; and Front /piece to the LADY'S MAGAZINE elegant without a superfluity of splenfor the ensuing y:ar.

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7 open to indigence, was accused of a. fait pour combattre, & ayant gagné sarice, by envy and resentment; and, du terrein, il parvint jusqu'a une port with a bolder prefumption, they fome- qui lui permit de faire une réirait, qui tirez endeavoured even to taint his ne fit rien perdre aux demarches, que bartis.

l'honneur exige en parelle occasion.

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Rochebrute : viens lâche, celle d'ufer HISTOIRE D'EMILI E. de trahison, & tu me trouveras tou

jours pret á té répondre. Ne té pré(Continued from p. 653, Vol. IX.) sente pas comme un affaffin, & je fau

rai a quelques pas d'ici, té faire raison 'ETONNEMENT d'une appari. selon les loix de l'honneur, que tu as

tion fi imprévue, la frayeur au (i indignement méprisées. bruit d'une armé dont elle redoutoit

GERTRUDE. l'efect, plutôt pour Frémonville que

Bristol, Jan. 10. pour elle, ne peuvent se d'ecrire,

(To be conting d.) heureusement le transport ou étoit le marquis, l'avoit empeché d'ajuster fon coup, et la charge alia donner, fans bleffer personne, qu'il contre une glace

Suite Histoire d'EPAMINOXDAS. clançoit qu'il mit en piece.

Continued from Paze 156, Vol. IX. ! Frémonville, à une aitaque

f brusque & ti indigne d'une hoonete T'PAMINONDAS s'appercevant bomme, eur á pein le temps de mettre E qu'il n'y avoit plus aucune rela main a l'épée, et de courir a son ad- traite à cípérer, fit faire alte à la caversaire. “O lache !" s'écria-t-il, valerée, & lui ordonna de fuire tête à dans son indignation, “est ce ainsi que l'ennemi pendant qu'il alloit rallier, ta respectes la foiblesse & la virtue ? fi & mettre en battaille le refte de ti's tu as pû entendre un discours dont ta troupes. L'extrémité du peril rapp/' jaloufie t'á porté a étre le témoin, qu'as la leur courage. Its foutinrent le choc tu á le plaindre d'une éponse que tu ne des Lacélémoniens avec un furnité berites pas ! & fi c'cit á moi a qui ta inébranlalle. Henteux de leur fuit, rage en veat; que ne prenoia-ill an & de leur lâcheib, iis oiine les atmugen plus honnête pour ti venger!” taquer à leur tour, é iranlent leurs bois

A ces mots, Roche brute si inet en wlons, les rond niel's renverfeni, garde.-Emilie éperdue un si terribiere font jour à la puinte de l'épée spectacle, n'a pas la force d'en foute- jusqu'à Phæbidas meme. La réliit nir la sû.. Une foiblefie s'empare de lance la pliis opinát se ne prit lui Guver tous les scos, elle tonbe évanonie. la vie contre des costats, ani.n.és par la Pandant ce tema la, fon spoux foutenu honte, & par le frecès. Il torba par un domeilique auili férocs que lui, mort avec les principaiix oficines qui e jette fur Frémonville. Un couteau étoient accourus an recoure. Le de classe de plus aigue etoit l'arme détachement n'ayant plus de ch. f, 14 qu'il oppofivit á un homme, qui n'avoit débarda, & prit la fuite. Lacedeno. pour toute defence qu'un épée ; mais le niens & Thespiens tous coururent avec courage ; aidé de l'adreffe, font des reprécipitation du côte de la ville, & 11e fources, qui ne manqaentjungis á un s'arreterent que lorqu'ils y furent arbare homme, qui fait le poileder. rivés.

Frénionville fut repoulier avec vi- Agesilas, outré de rage & de honte, geur, l'attaque des traitres, qui se ré- revinte une seconde fois, avec une arunilloient contre lui. La lierté de son mée plus nombreufe, & mieux choisie maintien, la dextérité á detourner le que celle de l'année précédente. Ils coup qu'on lui portoit, deconcerte- dégats qu'il avoit faits, & qu'il recomToient d'abord l'indigne compagnon du mença fur le territoire des Béotiens, y marquis, contre lequel il n'etoit pas caufereat une diferte ex ême.

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les Thébains avoient des richesses im- toit. L'étendue de genie, avec la. menses, & ne pouvoient guerres être quelle ils l'imaginerent, & la promptiaffamés tant qu'il y auroit des vivres tude avec laquelle ils agirent firent voir chez leurs voisins. A l'exemple des que les fautes des grands hommes leur Athéniens, & sur tout par le conseil procurent souvent autant de gloire que d'Epaminondas, ils commençoient à leur habileté.--Ils laissent l'armée fe fermer une marine, & par ce moyen d'Agesilas marcher tranquillement à il étoit presque impofiible de les pren-Thébes par le vallon, gagnent les haudre par la famine.

teurs qui le dominent; en s'avançant Agesilas ne pouvant les vaincre par en même tems que les Lacédémoniens, la force, eut recours à la ruse. Il ila les accablent de fléches, & descenfeignit de vouloir aller à Thespies, dent dans la plaine assez-tôt pour se comme l'année d'auparavant, y fit con- jetter contre Thébes & leur armée. duire les provisions, & y marqua les Ce fut la que combattant pour leurs rendez-vous général de l'armée. Les femmes & leurs enfans, pour leurs tem. Thébains, sur ces apparances, cou- ples & leurs dieux, leur valeur acccururent s'emparer des passages qui con tumée se surpassa encore. duisoient à cette ville, & se compérent aux environs. Pendant qu'ils se ras

(To be continued.) fembloint encore, Agesilas fit en un jour, par une marche forcée, le chemin qui ne pouvoit vrai-semblablement le

For the LADY'S MAGAZINE. faire qu'en deux, & s'avança avec une diligence extrême du côté de la ville Another Card to Dr. Richley. même de Thébes. Pelopidas & Epa- A conftant reader of the Lady's Ma. minondas s’apperçurent qu'ils avoient

gazine presents her respectful compris le change, & qu'Agefilas les a.

pliments to Dr. Richley, fand will voit fait donner dans le piége Ils

esteem his advice, in the following revinrent promptement sur leur pas,

case, a very great favour. & fi-tôt qu'ils décovrement l'armée ennemie, ils se préparerent au combat. Dans ce deflein, ils choisirent un lieu

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ruption appeared gradually in étroit où ils ne puisent pas-être envel- my face, which has continued ever loppées ou accablés par le nombre.- lince, at some times being red, painful, Ils se firent dans leurs derniéres un re

and inflamed; and at others, hardly tranchment qu'ils gamirent de leurs visible.--In general, I think it worfe in chariots, de bagages, & de munitions, warm weather than cold. I have al . & aussi-tôt qu'il fut achevé, ils se for ways been accustomed to live low; merent en bataille avec la contenance and cannot perceive the least alteration la plus aforées. Agefilas, au lieu 1 in my health since its appearance : but d'accepter la bataille qu'ils lui présen- I was always troubled with indigestitoient, décompe & marche droit à Ta .--I had intended to have tried the nagre.

Cette ville, la plus voisine de receipt in the Magazine for January Thebes, n'en étoit séparée qui par un 1778, but was apprehensive there was .vallon que baignoit le Reuve Ilmen.- a mistake; because the quantity of Le derein d'Acefilas & fon exécution farsaparilla root there mentioned, was feroicnt honneur au plus habile géné- more than a quart of water can possibly ral. Les Thébains reconnurent une feconde fois, par une experience dan

Dr. Richley's opinion on this fubgereuse, à quel adversaire ils avoient ject will confer a very great obligatiaffaire ; mais ils avoient des généraux tion on de leur côté qui ne lui cédoient en rien

L. L. dans la science de la guerre. Pelopi. das & Epaminondas failiront sur le We apprehend the lady is under a mirchamp l'uniq e ressource qui leur rel- cake, and defire her to make the experiment.

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Rural Excursion in September.

9 A RURAL EXCURSIONnot by art, neither do they enquire or is rbc MONTH of SEPTEMBER. deliberate about what they do ;” and

yet they perform all their undertakings (Continued from Page 696. Vol. IX.) with unerring judgment and inimitable

skill. AST night, I remember I heard But to resume-See here is some

the confused din of the buzzing thing new. Efculent roots, spreading infecis; but at this prime of day, they their green foliage over the ground. are sporting and balking in the sun's These will prove a most commodious gilded ray-I vrould gladly enter the provision for the barrenness of winter, Ihady wood where chalte Diana dwel will supply with fodder the bleating feth, and Faanus and Sylvanus take up animals, when all the herbage of the their abode ; but the nocturnal moil- meads and fields are dellroyed by frott, ture is not yet absorbed.-Yonder are or buried in snow. fome bounds that lead into an inclo- Let us fee! Is it poflible for me fure, where the sun, I perceive, has to brush through this extentive verdure, exhaled the copious dew: thither let without dashing off the morning hume direct my walk.

midity that tvinkles upon every leaf? Truly, this is an eligible fpot : how Yes : I observe a blind path' winda level the surface ! on every side it is through the midit, and leads to yonsurrounded with a verdant hedge-row, der painted gate; I believe I can rush and affords a most noble, molt exten- along without wetting my feet. five, and exhilarating prospect. “Sur- I am now come to the thick furze prising ! what a clump of grand and hedge, that directs its course through majestic trees are here !” they are al- the middle of this manured incloture.. pins :-See how gracefully they ap: Ah! there in my juvenile days, when pear, and with what dignity they shoot fummer gilded the skies, how pleasantaloft their towering heads one abovely did I pry into these spiky bushes, another. Hark! how the whistling to discover the painted songsters, fitgales attune the trembling leaves. ! ting close in the secreted mansion, or, hah! what a curious hole is there in else, perhaps, with my faff, burried one of them! Amazing! how round them precipitately from their downy it is! Not the most expert matbemati- nests.- In a few moments I arrive at cian, with all his liill, could make one the gate. 'Tis fixt and immoveable: apparently more exact!—The archi-| I fee I must mount it.-Surprising ! tect I can readily guess. "Tis the ope- where am I now ?- In the common. ration of the hard and long billed Ah! I have left the lonely wood and Food pecker. Yes, 'tis The that the verdant plain ; but why do I re. bored that ingenious cavity in the gret?''Tis amply recompensed by this trunk of the alpin: either to rear the Ipacious heath, which extends asmolt callow brood, or to repose in during as far as mine eye can sweep. the lilent inactivity of the night. Re- Oh! what a charming view is here! ally tie curious workmanship of the what a noble, variegated, and most difeathered people are inimitable! The versified profpe&t spreads itself before little artists seem endued with such a me! nature in all her works, endeafund of knowledge and ingenuity, al- vours to appear amiable.- How pleanot approaching that of human realing is the yellow furze" and the lively Tons The God of nature has fur-fern ; the wide extended road, and mihed with wisdom the wild inhabi. the rising eminences! Here the fur, tants of the bough; and I have often face is quite level, and covered with Fondered at that amazing instinct, downy moss, aromatic thyme, and which regulates all their actions, and creeping heath; there, beautified withi was first implanted in them by the rising mounds, and interspersed with great conservator of the world.-- ftragling thickets, bushes, and solita

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