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to:y till the lord Gray, who commanded the horse, abandoned the infantry, and,, quitted the field. UtK>n this defection, a total rout succeeded, and the duke endeavoured to make his escape, but was taken the n^xt day, and executed on Tower-hill on the fifteenth of July, 1685. • .
He wa,s Tucceedid by his eldest surviving'Ton James, earl of Doncaster, born', the, twenty-third of M^y, 1674. Tn^692 he served a campaign in Flanders, and was made a knight of the thistle by queen .Anne. He married lady Henrietta •. Hyde, and died 011 the fourteenth of March, 1704. 5, leavjng issue four . sons and two daughters.
Francis bis eldest son succeeded hi.n, and on the fifth os April, 1720, married the lady Jane Douglas, sister to Charles duke of Queenfberry axid Dover. On the twenty-second of February, 1731-2, he was made a knight of the thistle, and on the death of his grandmother succeeded to the title and honours of Bucclcuch. On the twenty-thii.d .
of March, 1742-3. he was, by a£t of parliament, restored to the titles of earl of DoncalUr, aud baron Scot of Tindale.
He died.on the twepty- second of April 1751, and- was succeeded in hi»> honours and estate by his grandsh« Henry, now duke of Bucclcuch, earl; of Doncalter, &c. born on the second of September, 1746.
Armorial bearings ] Quarterly, fu s% and fourth, the- arms of king Charles II. with a battoon go— bonated, argent; second and third1, , or, on a bend azure, a star of six points, between two crescents of the . field, gules.
Suffqrters.'] On each fide a woman, proper, richly habited hi green, vests, their petty-coats azure, their shift-sleeves argept, with plumes of feathers on their head.'. . Crtji.\. A slag passant, proper. Mate."] Amo. I love. Chief Seao.] At Hall place in Berkshire; at Dalkeith near Edinburgh in Scotland; and in Grosvenor-square, .London.
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progress she only contrived how. lq divert and humoW me. Being of a, weakly consiitutio/i, she seared reading should hurt' my eyes, and close thinking b;i.)g me into a consumption, and therefore to discourage mo from both, (for inde.cd the sittle learning I had, made me fond of books) she would often sav^ it was enough, for those to study,' jWhjplc , fortune1, made it nece'jtary, J>ut for my part, 1 had no need,of'if. ,|5ut , though my rnind was seft'uncultivated, nothing was j^ejjle^eo, .\W
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might give me all the exterior accomplishments of a gentleman: dancing, singing and music-masters continually attended me, and the tiylor, perriwig-maker and millener were frequently consulted in my education. In-the mean while, my whole employment was to visit every where with my mama, and go to plays, assemblies, masquerades, and opera's.
Being thus delivered up to the conduct of my passions, the first that began to tyrannize was love.—Near our country feat lived a gentleman of worth and honour, who had formerly served his country with an unblemished reputation both in parliament and abroad, and was now retired from the world, to spend the residue of his days in quiet. He was blest with an easy fortune and one child, the beautiful Calista, who was deservedly the darling of his heart, and the pleasure of his eyes; for (he possessed every endearing qualification that can make woman lovely. Her mother died the summer I was nineteen; and our family being just then come into the coun'T, invited her to pass some months ua in order to divert her grief, whilst her father was obliged to be at London about some affairs of conkquence. There had been so long Jnd strict a friendfliip between the families, that he left her with much satisfaction, and she made no dimity of staying with us.—I had not 'c?n her for near a year before; and when I went to wait on her to our house, she appeared so exquisitely 'harming, that I could not hejp admiring her. She was not quite six'ten, but tall, straight and graceful, her hair black and shining, her eyes grilling with an inexpressible sweetSesj, aud the damask rose seemed
Lothariou 205 blooming in her- cheeks: her voice was soft and musical, her words few, but natural and pertinent: In short, flic had wit and beauty beyond description, and her mournful dress, together with an unaffected melancholy that hung over her for the loss of a tender par ent, seemed to heighten her perfections, and at once commanded love and pity. When first she came, I could not tell what ailed me; for I was never contented but in her company, yet without dreaming of the cause: but at last 1 found what my distemper was, and from that moment resolved to make her mine. And now my whole study was to become agreeable in her eyes: I seldom left her, and in a little time perceived that my services were not displeasing. By keeping much company in town, I had acquired a gay and ready way of conversation, full of complaisance and all that unmeaning ceremony, which serves among people of distinction instead of respect and friendship. This, improved by love, soon made me not indifferent to her. It was a month, however, ere I presumed to speak my passion, and then I did it with trembling and hesitation: the fair one was not less confused than I, she blussied, and faltering told me, she must not think of love so soon. This answer was as favourable as I could wish; thenceforward I omitted no occasion of professing the utmost affection for her, and opportunities offered themselves continually. Certainly at that time I loved her beyond all things on earth, and my fondness appeared so sincere, that slie gave me leave to ask her father's consent at his return, and made no question but he would grant it: till when we both agreed to keep the matter as private as possible. The
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old gentleman's affairs detained him longer than he expected, and we went on thus for near four months, infinitely happy in each other; 'till oae Sunday afternoon a letter came to let her know her father would be at home the Thursday following, and expected her to meet him there. This near prospect of separation pot us upon consulting what to do, for my mother began to gTow suspicious, and we feared, for some private reasons, would endeavour to prevent the match. During the warm weather, we used to meet in the garden, after the family was asleep, almost every night; but now the season being wet and cold, I obtained leave that night to come softly to her chamber, which 1 could do with ease, it being near my own, and nobody lying in that apartment, except her own servaiit,who was her bed-fellow, and entirely in my interest. When the house was fast, I came : My Calista was undresl, all soft and languishing; stie never before appeared so irresistible. I pressed her to my bosom with speechless ecstacy, and ihe with eyes brimful of tears at the apprehension' of parting with me, returned-my fond embrace, and funk her head upon my bosom. 1 comforted her with the strongest assurances of inviolable fidelity, and vowed ten thousand times that nothing in the world should hinder me from being her's as soon as possible. This moderated her uneasiness, and tve fat down to consult what measures were fittest to be pursued. Upon this occasion I received so many proofs of affection and esteem, that, unable to command myself, I seized the innocent in my arms, and bore her struggling to the bed; she thrust me from her, and getting up confused and trembling, ajked me
what I meant; I could not answer her, but instead of it pulled her down on the bedside by me; sh'e started from me, and bursting out most violently in tears, cryed, surely I could not love her and intend her ruin. Startled at this reproach, I threw myself at her feet, and begged her pardon for my presumption, which was occasioned by excess of love; telling her withal, that unity of hearts made a marriage, and not the outward ceremony, and that in the fight of heaven she was as fully mine, as if an archbishop had performed the office. After this I kissed her hand, and begged her to kneel down by me; and then pulling out a Common Prayer book, (which was accidentally in my pocket, having used it at church that day) I read the matrimonial service, she repeating her part after me, and (calling the eternal God to witness) we both promised, in the most solemn manner, to confirm our vows before all the world, within a month at farthest. This done, I put out the light, and then, by persuasion and force together, I passed the night in her embraces. The next night my happiness was repeated, and on the morning following I waited on her to her father's house, to prepare things for his reception, and left her there.
After this, I found several opportunities of meeting her in private, at everyone of which she reminded me of talking with her father, which I sliH pretended some good reasons for delaying, 'till she began to find the true cause was the abatement of my affection. The month limited for our marriage rolled away; my desires were now satisfied, and I thought her left charming every time I saw her, 'till in the end, I
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even thought her disagreeable. 1 visited her but seldom, and oftentimes when she sent to speak with me, would make excuses not to meet her; finding no pleasure in her company, but much uneasiness from her reproaches, which were, alas! too just. But how inexpressible her anguish was, when lhe perceived herself with child, may be imagined by the following letter.
Dear, tbo'salsi, Lothario, "THE crime I have committed is its own punishment, and must soon expose me to public shame, unless you save me from it by the performance of your vows. 1 find myfclf with child, and now, once more, call upon you, in the name of that God whose sacred name you swore by, to make me your lawful wise. I *ill not mention love, (for that you feera to have forgot, though you so often vowed that yours should never decay) but if you have any truth, if you have any honour, if you have any hope of heaven or fear of hell, take some pity on a wretch you have Mdone. Oh! save me from lhe agonies of a troubled mind.—I expect an answer by the bearer to fix lhe destiny of the
Unfortunate and ruined,
Her servant brought me this, *hich 1 read, and putting it in my P°rtet, told him that it required no Hfwer. Next morning the first *»11 heard was, that Calista was n° more. After she received my cr«l message, she retired to her chamber, and wrote a long letter to h« father with the fatal history of °^ amour, and then taking a dose
Lothario. zoj of opium, which she had secretlyprovided, composed herself in an eternal sleep. It is impossible to describe the horror I was under at hearing this, my guilt and all hell's terrors stared me in the face. I ran immediately to her father's, and would not be kept from her, bu,t embracing the dead pale cold corpse, cursed myself, calling down the most dreadful vengeance on my own head, and doing so many acts of madness, that even her father pitied me, and sent me home in his own coach with people to take care of me. A fever followed, which confined me for several months, during which time, grief broke the heart of the poor old gentleman, and his grey hairs were brought with sorrow to the grave.
This is my unhappy story, which I publish as a warning to all young people. As for my own part, life is insupportable; and yet, how can I bear the thoughts of death i Reflection stabs me to the soul!—Qh! how shall I dare to meet the much abused Calista, her unborn infant, and her unhappy father, all murdered by my hand, before thejudg- » ment seat of that terrible and just Judge who I invoked as a witness of our vows, and from whom 1 have nothing to expect but punishment. How dreadful is my condition here I and what must be my fate hereafter!—'Tls impossible! I never can expect mercy and forgiveness. Th«, heinotisnefs of iny crime admits of no palliation. All thoughts of happiness are lost for ever, and I must always remain
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His MAJESTY'S most gracious SPEECH to both Houses of Parliament, on Thursday the 19th of Jpril, 1764.
My Lordi and Gentlemen, T Cannot put an end to this session of parliament, without returning you my thanks for the prudent and salutary measures which you have taken to extend the commerce, and secure the happiness of my kingdoms.
The assurances which I have received of the pacific disposition of the several powers with whom we were lately at war, and of their resolution to adhere inviolably to the terms of the late treaty, promise the continuance of peace abroad; and the firm and temperate exertion of your authority, joined to the constitutional ahd public-spirited conduct which you have manifested on every occasion during the present session, will, I trust, establish at home due obedience to the laws, reverence to the legislature, and domestic union. Gentlemen es the House of Commons,
I thank you for the supplies which you have so chearfully and unanimously granted. The ample provision you have made for the several services recommended to you, and especially for maintaining my fleet in a respectable state,.will, lam confident, preserve to this nation its proper weight and influence, and give strength and security to all my dominions.
The wife regulations which have been established to augment the pub-. lie revenues, to unite the interests of the most distant possessions of my
crown, and to encourage and secure their commerce with Great Britain, call for my hearty approbation. 'Your regard to public credit, in discharging a part of the heavy debt contracted and unprovided for during the late war, without imposing on this kingdom the burthen, of any new taxes, is particularly pleasing to me, from the tender concern which
I feel for my people.!'
My Lords and Gentlemen^
It is the proper employment of this season of tranquility, to consider of the most effectual means for perfecting those works 6f peace, and plans of public utility, which have been so -wisely and happily begui..
I recommend these important objects to your Consideration during the recess. You may depend tiport my constant endeavours for the sue* cess of these good purposes, as I (hall ever esteem it my truest glory, to employ that power with which the constitution hath intrusted me, in promoting your real interests, and lasting happiness.
Then the Lord Chancellor, by his
Majesty's command, said:
"IT is.his Majesty's royal will and pleasure, that this parliament be prorogued to Thursday the twenty-first day of June nex t, to be then here held; and this parliament is accordingly prorogued to Thursday the twenty-first day of June next. .