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History os Sylvia and Amoref.
noble souls were impatient of restraint, and a great deal of commonplace to the fame purpose; and dropt a hint that he knew but one sacrifice, by which a woman of inferior condition, could convince her lover, beyond the possibility of doubt, that her affection was disinterested; and insinuated that he could not answer for his own behaviour in marriage, to one who should refuse him such a proof of regard.
Amoret, who had never before entertained the most distant suspicion of her lover's honour, was stung to the foul; flie upbraided him in the severest terms that injured love could dictate, and forbad him ever to approach her again. After some faint endeavours to justify himself, he left her, glad of any excuse to break off a connexion, which, as his tenderness was worn out, he began to think an imprudent one. She still loved, though slie despised, him. Shehad notwithstanding resolution enough to retire to a remote part of England, where she expected to be safe from his pursuit; a precaution however which was altogether needless, for he so faithfully obeyed her last command, that he never gave himself the trouble to enquire to what place she had retired, or in what situation of life she was. Her narrow fortune, as he well knew, was "earexhausted, to which he had not a liitle contributed, by desiring her to appear in a manner becoming one who would soon be his wife.
Soon after this misfortune of her filer's, Sylvia died of a broken heart; and Amoret is now in the last stage of a consumption, in which 8>« would want common necessaries, but for the gratitude of an old serr
vant of her mother's, who is the' widow of a farmer in the country.
From this melancholy story, let me recommend it to such of your1 female readers as are lei's obliged ter fortune than to nature, rather to endeavour the making themselves acceptable to men of worth in their own rank of life, than to lay snare* for men of superior condition, who from thence aie so apt to suspect them of being governed by views merely mercenary, that they thfnh every art justifiable on their side * and, if they betray them to want and infamy, will only suppose they have been playing upon the square.
Let them consider, that though they may preserve their innocenctf through a connexion of this kind, yet if it breaks olf, from whatever cause, loss of reputation is the intvitable consequence; and, even if they succeed, they are probably a< far from happiness as ever, and, instead of an eternity of love, may find in a little time, disquiet, contempt, and reproaches.
Mmiago, where the disproportion of rank and fortune is very great, especially if the disadvantage is on the woman's side, seldom turns out happy. There is so much delicacy required on the obliging side, to lessen the pain of receiving a benefit, and so much circumspection on the part of the obliged, to prevent suspicion of interestedness, that it is next to impossible that their lives can be passed agreeably. Equality is necessary to fiieudship; and without friendship marriage must be at the best insipiJ, but oftener a state of perfect misery.
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M Apology fir HIGH SAUCES.
To the Authors cf iht British Magazine. Gentlemen,
IN examining the ancientsj I do and season his meat, politely returrtnot fiiid any sufficient 3pOlogy ed them home, telling them that he for sauces. Plutarch affirms that the had for a long time kept two of his ancients never knew any sauces but own for his purpose, namely, Njftotwo, bufiger and salt. The cooks of stria, or night-marching, which proAthens vaunted, by their divers cured him an excellent stomach for pickles, powders and mixtures, that his next day's dinner, and Oligariftia^ they could procure any person a or little dining, which never failed good appetite; yet) after all, they to whet his appetite for supper, found that hunger was the best Salt, the second sauce of the ansauce, and that the best sauce with- cients, is not always sufficient, nayj out it was loathsome. Dionysius, to some stomachs it is prejudicial, after the exercise of hunting, supped Even old times afforded twa with the Lacedemonians, and highly sauces, salt and vinegar; the one! extolled their ordinary black broth; for hot stomachs, the other for cold, yet at another time (not having ex- After all this censure os the anercised) he dispraised it. We read cients, no reasonable person can to the same effect of Ptolemy in think it a crime to allure a sick marl Platina, and of Socrates in Tully's to take nourishment by pleasant Tusculans, who. always walked a fauces; and it would be as absurd to mile or two before meat, to buy the forbid a provocative in such cases, as) sauce of hunger. to hinder a man from whetting a
Anachar sis used to say, that a dry blunt knife to cut his victuals,
ground is the best bed, fatigue the In such cases, good fauces are like?
best opiate, a (kin hardened with ex- good and wholsonre medicines,
ercise the best garment, and natural Are not high soups and strong
hunger the best sauce. Socrates broths In the Way of sauces, either
compared the over curious seasoning to nourish the decayed, or to convey
of meats, and the Epicurean sauce- nutriment to the stomach, when tht
makers to the common courtezans, act of manducation or chewing seems
painted to stir up young lust in wi- loathsome? A glass of wine is 6nly
thered bodies. —" What are these another name for a good sauce, if it:
new sauces but harlots, to edge our is taken to cheer the animal faculty.
appetites, provoking us to eat till we Else to what end has nature furnish
surfeit, and to feast vVhen we should ed forth so sine a bill of fare in herbs;
fast."—Socrates also compares these fruits, roots, juices and spices*. Wtf
high sauces to tickling, which causes fee Isaac in his old age ordering his
s convulsive, not a hearty, laughter, son to provide him a dish of venison,
There is an excellent anecdote of such as his father loved, that is, fa
Alexander, who being presented by voury or pleasant to the sense,
queen Ada,whom he had conquered. Certainly, strong and able per
with two of her best ccoki to dress sons need no sauce but exercise and
Magi Genealogical Account of Lee, Earl of"Litchfield. 207
hunger; but as there are men com- apology for sauces must be deemed monly called Valetudinarians, who rational to the human constitution, live precisely by the rules of health; I am, Gentlemen,
and who from thar precision, are like your's, Sec.
old maids, ever out of health, so an Weeks.
Genealogical Account of L
THIS noble family is descended from Sir Walter Lee, of Wybonbury, in the county of Chester, the family taking their name from the lordship of Lee, in the same parish, where they resided in the reign of king Edward III. This Sir Walter Lee left issue Sir John Lee, of Lee-hall, knight, to whom succeeded another John, who was followed by "Thomas, father of John Lee, of Lee-hall, Esq; who by Margery his wife, daughter of Sir Ralph Hocknel, of Hocknel-hall, in the county of Chester, had issue Thomas Lee, of Lee-hall, from whom the Lees, now of Lee-hall, are descended; and Benedict Lee, who about the beginning of the reigri of Edward IV. came out of Chelhire, and settled at Quarendon, in Buckinghamshire, j and by his wife, daughter and heir to John Wood of the county of Warwick, Esq; had issue Richard Lee, of Quarendon, who changed his arms to argent, a Jess between three crescents fable. He married Elizabeth, one of the daughters and coheirs of William Saundtrs, of the county of Oxford, Esq; and by her had four sons; viz. Sir Robert Lee, of Burston in Buckinghamshire, knt. Benedict Lee, of Huncote, ancestor to the present earl of Litchfield; Roger Lee, of Pighteston, both which places are also in the county of Bucks; and June, 1764.
EE, Earl of Litchfield.
John, from whom the Lees of Eirtfield, in Berkshire, are descended.
Sir Robert Lee, os Burston, was father of Sir Anthony Lee, knt. who married Margaret, daughrer of Sir Henry Wyat, and by her had Sis Henry Lee,who was created a knight of the garter by queen Elizabeth, and lies buried in Qwarendon church in the county of Bucks, where there is erected a handsome monument ta his memory', with a long inscription, recapitulating the most remarkable and distinguished actions of his life.
Benedict Lee, second son of the abovementioned Richard, &nd brother to Sir Robert Lee, was, as we observed before, the ancestor of the present earl of Litchfield. He was twice married, and died in the year 1547.
He was succeeded by Robert his son and heir, who was knighted, and was father of Henry Lee of Quarendon, who, after being first: knighted, was made a baronet, June 29, 1611, and married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Ridhard Wortley, of Wortley, in the county of York.
He died about the year 1631, and was succeeded by his son Sir Francis Henry Lee, of Ditchley, in Oxfordshire, and Quarendon aforesaid, who married Anne, eldest daughter of Sir John St. John of Lidiard Tregoze, in Wiltshire, by whom he left Qq two