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The Matron, No. LXVII.
caled. I am thoroughly aware that
be in the same humour : the woman Amanda will say to me what she said who imagines that her husband must t her female monitor, that a womao be, necessarily, at all times, the palwell-bred and well-dreft, will be well lionate lover, should not have turned received, in spite of all her failings ; her thoughts to matrimony: she will, and that there are so many in the same indeed, find herself egregiously mifpredicament, there would be but few taken. However, though the ardors left to affociate with, if the world was of an husband may fubfide, there is a bo scrupulous.--It must be remem never failing way of making his affecbered, however, that though there are tion return: let his wife carefully itumore vicious than virtuous persons, dy his temper and his taste ; let her yet by Shanning the former, and court fo exactly fuit herself to the latter, as ing the company of the latter, we shall to be the very woman he admires, not only do ourselves honour, and give though he may change ever so often, ourselves pleasure, but discourage the and she will find her account in such a noworthy in so striking a manner, that
mode of conduct. The want of vatheir numbers will decrease, or they riety, dear variety, in the air, the manwill feel themselves fufficiently auk ner, the tout ensemble in a married wo. ward
among those who, from the pro man, has often occasioned the loss of priety of their conduct, are entitled the heart which she had won, and to respect, to keep themselves out of which the most earnestly withed to the way. A few years ago, men, the keep. Men with the most improved moft strongly addicted to their plea- and best cultivated mind, will comefores, chose to conceal them from the times feel a languor that makes them public eye, and therefore wished not long for a little change, though they to have the women with whom they may condemn themselves for their dilwere connected, attempt to mix with content: a clear-lighted woman will the modest and virtuons part of their foon perceive this languor in her husfez. I am sorry now to say that the band, and if she is wile, she will soon present (almolt general) depravity of remove the cause of it, by instantly women in the higher walks of life, adapting herself to the propensity of and the intrepidity with which they the moment. But to obviate every parlae every kind of licentious amuse-objection, with regard to Amanda, we ment, are attended with consequences will fuppofe be is not fuficiently comtouch to be lamented. Many a poor, plying, and that her husband is not storant, unthinking female, following sufficiently well-dilposed to revive the them, in the line of imitation, has not first fondness which he felt for her: only been drawn into very disagreea- can fhe entertain hopes of finding a man ble dilemmas, but into criminal inti- any where else less liable to charige? macies; and has also, by her own cx Are not niolt men pronounced fickle, ample, contributed to increase the sooner or later? Should the meet with number of the votaries of vice. a lover who promises more (though
With regard to Amanda's first set there is little dependance upon a loting out in life, she is wrong: as fhe vs proteftations) as well as a man confeffes her husband to be both ani- worthy of her attention, let her confiable and agreeable, what aprlo, y can Jer that the has vout", in the most 1.the make for her firring Min Qther eru marner, to be fui fajul to the man men? She confefies, alto, that lie treat in the marriet. In conf-quence of les with cility ; I am
this consideration, let her abandon all lienfive, thercr,thair mutui the ille fancies which she has che illibute the change whitne peives i with regard to retaliation, and loy in sus behaviour, to fizetti
Tery lontit art the is nötrelj of, en(or at lealt noi quita rehij in he: deavour tu recall hcr husband's affee. ONT. The ch lerde audition tion. And Mould her arts prove undie man is the wor!!, 11207 1.says Successful, let her preserve her conil
gal fidelity, under the influence of | who, finding himself reje&ed by the higher motives. Let her remember that princess, on account of her partiality the is a mother; let the child plead for for Palladore, has recourse to stratathe father ; let her employ that time gem, in hopes of destroying an attachin the full exercise of her maternal du ment fo fatal to his ambition.--Heinties, which she mispends by endea- veighs to Palladore, therefore, against vouring to render herself contempti- the bewitching arts of the fair sex, and ble: by her attachment to her little describes Sophia as one who has charms boy, the first proof of mutual tender. enough to make her a tolerable misnels, she will be most likely to revive tress, but who had not the virtue rethose affectionate sensations in the quisite for the more sacred character of heart of him whom she still finds a. a wife.- Palladore, fired with indiggreeable. Let her, particularly en nation at this recital, reproaches him courage the operation of all those vir with the names of Nanderer, and de. tuous ideas which were planted in her famer. Bireno tells him, if he will infant mind, as she may be assured trust his own senses, he
be conthat they will produce that kind of vinced, by attending him that very eintellectual satisfaction, which, if it vening in the royal garden, where, by may not be called perfeet felicity, is the friendly light of the moon, he may so valuable a substitute, that every bo behold such proofs as shall leave him dy has reason to with for the poffef- without a doubt. This being readily fion of it.
agreed to, they separate, and at night (To be continued.)
meet according to appointment, when Bireno first of all informs him “there is a law in Lombardy, which devotes
every female to death, who is accused Account of the ner Tragedy called the of the least breach of chastity, unless Law of LOMBARDY, performed at
some knight, famed in arms, thall Drury- Lane Theatre, for the firstand forth in her defence and prove Time, on Monday Feb. 8b.
her innocence, by flaying her accufer DRAMATIS PERSONÆ.
in single combat.” Before he proceeds
to proofs, he muft therefore enjoin Palladore,
Mr. Smith. Palladore to swear on his sword never King,
Mr. Bensley. to reveal them; never to think of calBireno, Mr. Henderson.
ling him to account for this discovery; Rinaldo, Mr. Packer.
and lastly to banish himself from LomAscanio, Mr. Hurst.
bardy, if he finds the conviction as Lucio, Mr. Farren.
fall as he promised him. Palladore Shephard,
Mr. Wright. swearing to these terms by kisiing Bi
Mr. Wrighten. Forresters,
reno's sword, his rival now shews him Mr. Fawcet.
a very affectionate letter from the Squire to Palladore, Mr. Philimore.
princess, addressed to himself; then Ollicer,
Mr. Burghall. her picture, with that of Palladore, Princess Sophia, -Miss Younge. which he had lately given her, after Alinda, Mrs. Robinson. which he bids him attend his reception
at the fair princess's window, which Nobles, Guards, Attendants, &c.
he no sooner approaches, than a rope. Ailadore, a young Briton in the ladder is let down, and Bireno ascends
camp of Lombardy, secretly it, to the unutterable attonishment and loves, and is beloved by the king's liftrets of the deipairing Palladore, daughter, Sophia, whole life he had who, invoking every curse on their been so fortwnate as to prcferve. At treachery, goes forth to that self banishthe opening of the play, the king.de ment he had sworn to observe. clares his intention of uniting his daugh Bireno having succeeded thus far, par to his cousin the Duke Bircno,' gets Alinda, the princess's female at
The Governess. teodaat, (whom he had first debauch- , not restore her honour, but give a ed, and then made the instrument o colour to the cause of her vile accuser. his artiôc against the honour and life The citizens and their leaders are now of her roral mistress) removed into overpowered by Bireno's guards, and the country, with directions for her bon after the princess is led forth iia being taken off to prevent a discovery. ournful proceffion to the scaffold; He then calls together a council of the before which, according to custom, the kate, and before them accuses th-accuser again approaches, and by found process of a breach of chastity wit of trumpet calls on any to stand forth Palladore, who was filed; and in su for defender; soon after which anoport of what he advanced threw dow' ther trumpet founds, an esquire aphis glove, challenging any one to the pears, takes up Bireno's glove, and lo far:) and take it up in defence of her Palladore immediately steps forth in isdocence; which no one doing, the arms, and enters the lifts to the inexconoci? order the princess to be torn pressible joy of Sophia, and the utter from the arms of her afflicted father jilmay of Bireno, whom he says. The and sovereign, and to be confined in princess's honour being thus restored, prison. The scene changing to the the king hearing the glad tidings, flies country discovers Alinda juit falling a to the aims of his daughter's deliverer, facrifice to two of Bireno’s forreiters, and after invoking, cery blesling on who, deaf to all her tears, and entrea - their heads, crowns their happiness by tics, after shewing her the duke's or. his asient to their union. der for her murder, bind her, but had The above play is the production of scarce time to ftrike the fatal blow, Mr. Jephton, the author of Braganza, before Palladore arrives, and revenges who we fear will not add much to his ber fall, by saying the ruflians in their dramatic reputation by this tragedy. flight.
The story abounds with improbabiliHis astonishment is great to find the ties, though all the fituations and cirbain female, the attendant of his So- cumstances are borrowed. The main phia, but more so, to learn from her hinge of the piece is evidently Don dy'ng words, that her mistress was in- John and Borachio's plan to defame noceat, wh se apparel she had worn Hero in Much Ado about Nothing ; the preceding night at the garden win- and that producing no fituation to dox at Bireno's request, to whom she compensate for the plagiarisin. Indeed likewise gave the pictures, and after originality seems to have been attenderafing the superseription of a lettred to but very little on this occafion; defigned for hiin (Palladore) had ad-for not content with copying the difdressed that also to the villain Birenu. erent characters of Imogen, PofthuPlladore on bearing all this, repents mus and Jachimo, Lea', Edgar, Ed. that he had meditated without cause, mund, &c. &c. the author has tranto proclaim his miltress's incontinence, scribed whole lines from Shakespeare, and flies, ou his return, to do justice independent of various parodies, which to her virtue and his own honour. cannot fail to strike the dramatic ob. Meantime Bireno hearing of Palla- lerve. dore's discovering his villainy respecting Alinda, dispatches a party of ruf. trans to lie in ambush to cut him off, ihould he attempt to return; and then The GO V E R N E S S. prefies the immediate execution of So.
(Continued from Page 21.) phia. The citizens at this jucture, beaded by Lacio, who had gained over S this lady, therefore, made no the guard to the princess's cause--force open the prilon, and offer her li- my new employment in a few days.berty, which the heroically refuses, She presented her four daughters to alledging that life on such terms would me, telling me that the expected I
would instruct them in every thing fit is Become of them !" said Mrs. for women of the first fashion to be Grantum to him one day, when he was acquainted with ; telling them, at the talking in this strain- « What fb video fame time, that they were to learn all become of them !--Have you noi fine that I could teach them-" They mul fortunes to give them? They will remember," added she, with a part:-. want nothing else !" cular elevation of her voice, “ never
“ I am sure I cannot tell," replied to degrade themselves by too intihe," what I may have to give them; mare a connection with people beneath I let them have every thing they have them."
a mind for now, but you know, child, The eidest and the youngest seemed tre cannot eat our cake and have our neither willing to listen, nor capable cake.” of understanding what the said. Miss “ I know you talk a great deal of Grantım had no great idea of any nonsenfe," answered the lady: “ I dething but eating and romping from fire, therefore, that you will hold your morning tò night: yet I believe that tongue, and not expose yourself before if the had applied herself to mulic, she Itrangers. might have been improved by dint of “Well, well," cried he, shrugging induftry : Miss Barbara was, though up his shoulders, and winking at min very young, so indolent and ill-tem
“I am gone, I am gone. You see, pered, she was indeed of so malicious Miss," continued he, “ that Mrs. a tarn, that she was always making Grantum will have the last word.” nisetief, telling tales about the fer “ I would have it," replied she, eavants and her filters, and often about gerly, “ but you won't let me.” mysclf, which her mother most
Here the eldest young lady, meeting ly swallowed, and very readily be her father as he was quitting the roon, lieved. Here then two of my pupils he tapped her on the cheek, and said, did not appear in a promising light.- “ That's a good girl ! be sure, Meals, Miss Sharled, as her mama called her, you mind what Miss Hayward says to the second young lady, seemed to be you. Hold up your head, learn your more docile, and willing to make up book, and stick to your sewing." any little differences in the family, " What does he say to you?" ex. while Miss Sufanna, the third, was, in claimed her mother" I wilh, Mr. her mother's opinion, an absolute Grantum, you would not call the child beauty, and had, therefore, no occa Mealy; it sounds just like I know not fion to learn one earthly thing of any what---Her name is Ainel:0," contiuse: she had, however, a very good nued me, turning to me, " and it is capacity, and it might have been great one of the genteelest names in the ly improved by proper cultivation. work, and her father is always cutting
With four young ladies so differert it fhort, and giving one the most vul. in their tempera, not one of whom was encouraged to act right by their pa. “ Why A-mc-lima, as you call rents, I was, I must own, in a perplexit," answered he, drawling out the ing fituation. Mr. Grantum had not word, “ is fo confounded long, that it much time to spare from his business, tires me to speak it. There's and wlien he was at home, he was al- ther girl too, Sum-fan-na-If I could ways fondling his children, suffering have my way now, I would call hur them to do wrong or right, just as they plain Sue or Sickey : but my wife is so pleased, saying, by way of excuse for particular" his indulgences --- Poor things ! I “ Go along, go along," cried Mrs. am willing to make them happy while Grantum-then turning to me, added, I can, because I am sure nobody can 6 You sec, Mils, what a deal of tell what may become of them when trouble I take to make liim comprethey grow up."
hend; and yet all is to no purpose,
The Moral Adviser.
89 and so I desire you would not mind , nothing. I mildly strove to convince any thing we fays, but make my daugh. her that I was no way to blame in this ters sensible of their father's folly, and affair, as the yorug ladies had not been never let them say or do thc least in- long enough under my tuition to have dividual thing like him on any acconnt their manners formed by me. Their whatever.
manners indeed had been so long negThese were certainly very wise in lected that I began to consider it quite fructions, and they proved effectual: out of my power to correct their ill the young lady who had just heard habits, contracted in their earliest inthem, took the hints ; whenever, upon fancy, and supported in the gratificaher neglecting her work, or refusing to tion of them by such a father and fuch read, or ftady French, &c. I told her a mother.- I despaired of making any that if the did not improve herself, by thing of such unpromising children. attending to what was taught her, her However, as I well knew. I had innupapa and mama would be very much merable difficulties to encounter in the disappointed. She replied, "My mama way of life in which I was engaged, I is always bidding me not to mind my' endeavoured to submit to my lot with papa, and therefore I will mind nei the best grace I could. I firove to ther of them, but do just what I take pains with Miss Sufanna, but her please.”
mama, fancying her like herself in her It was certainly in vain to expect person, was' so fearful lelt the should much good from a girl with such a dif- hurt her eyes by poring over her work, pofition, rendered Itill worse by im or spoil her shape, by poking at her proper indulgence on the one hand, books, and stretch her fingers by atand by the greatest indiscretion on the tempting to reach all the keys of the other : she became indeed more and harpsichord, that I had no better fucmore idle every day, so that I also was cess with her than with the rest. reproved by her mother, and informed
(To be continued.) that I took no pains with her children: and little Bab assured her that was trui, adding, that I minded my own rork much more than I did them, and
To the Editor of the Lady's Ma, was either dreffing my hair, writing letters, or playing on the harplichord,
SIR, when I should be learning them their If the following piece is accepted, 'tis lessons. This piece of false intelli
at your service, if agrecable, under gence caused me a great deal of unea
the title of The Moral Adviser, and finess; though Miss Charlotte, to do
shall be followed by more pieces on her justice, contradicted her fifter, and
such like subjects; if disapproved, Aadly told her she lied, as I never mind
consign it and its fignature to obo ed any thing but them : she was sure,
livion. fhe faid, I kept ber at her work, her book, or her mufic all day long.
THE MORAL ADVISER. These asseverations produced a smart flap on the face, which Mifs Barbara
NUMBER I. gave her immediately, without paying
[To be continued.] the finallest regard either to her mother or me. I then
ET love be without diffimulathe two fifters, and endeavoured to tion"
exmake the youngeft sensible of her tentive meaning ; a most useful and nefanlt, while Mrs. Grantum exclaimed, ceffary precept well worthy the atthat they were finely brought up in- tempt of a short dissertation, and the deed; and that their father, ignorant more fo to excitè our practice of it. as he was, might well say she spent a It is certain that the di&tator wel great deal of money upop them for understood the human kind, and the Vol. X.
i Then undertook to part“ Leion, we are a few words of ex