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noble souls were impatient of re- vant of her mother's, who is the ftraint, and a great deal of common- widow of a farmer in the country. place to the same purpose ; and from this melancholy story, ler dropt a hint that he knew but one me recommend it to such of your facrifice, by which a woman of infe- female readers as are leis obliged to rior condition, could convince her fortune than to nature, rather to lover, beyond the possibility of doubt, endeavour the making themselves that her affection was disinterested ; acceptable to men of worth in their and insinuated that he could not own rank of life, than to lay snares answer for his own behaviour in for men of superior condition, who marriage, to one who thould refuse from thence are so apt so suspect him such a proof of regard. .. them of being governed by views

Amoret, who had never before merely mercenary, that they think entertained the most distant suspicion every art justifiable on their side of her lover's honour, was ftung to and, if they betray them to want the fool; Me upbraided him in the and infamy, will only suppose they severeft terms that injured love could have been playing upon the square. dicate, and forbad him ever to ap- - Let them consider, that though proach her again. After some faint they may preserve their innocence endeavours to justify himself, he left through a connexion of this kind, her, glad of any excuse to break off yet if it breaks off, from whatever a connexion, which, as his tender. cause, loss of reputation is the ineness was worn out, he began to think vitable consequence; and, even if an imprudent one. She still loved, they succeed, they are probably as though the despised, him. She had far from happiness as ever, and, innotwithstanding resolution enough stead of an eternity of love, may find to retire to a remote part of Eng- in a little time, disquiet, contempt, land, where she expected to be safe and reproaches. from his pursuit ; a precaution how Marriage, where the disproportion ever which was altogether needlers, of rank and fortune is very great, for he lo faithfully obeyed her last especially if the disadvantage is on command, that he never gave him- the woman's Gide, seldom turns out self the trouble to enquire to what happy. There is so much delicacy place he had retired, or in what required on the obliging side, to Situation of life she was. Her nar- lessen the pain of receiving a benefit, row fortune, as he well knew, was and so much circumspection on the near exhausted, to which he had not part of the obliged, to prevent suspia little contributed, by deliring her cion of interestedness, that it is next to appear in a manner becoming to impossible that their lives can be one who would soon be his wife. palled agreeably. Equality is ne

Soon after this misfortune of her cessary to friendship ; and without fifter's, Sylvia died of a broken friendship marriage must be at the heart; and Amoret is now in the best insipid, but oftener a state of laf stage of a consumption, in which perfect mifery.. lhe would want common necessaries,

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hunger; but as there are men com- apology for sauces must be deemed monly called Valetudinarians, who rational to the human conftitution. live precisely by the rules of health ;

I am, Gentlemen, and who from that precision, are like

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WEEKS.

Genealogical Account of LÉE, Earl of Litchfield.

THIS noble family is descended John, from whom the Lees of Bino'

1 from Sir Walter Lee, of Wy- field, in Berkliire, are descended. bonbury, in the county of Chester, Sir Robert Lee, of Buriton, was the family taking their name from father of Sir Anthony Lee, knt, who the lordship of Lee, in the same married Margaret, daughrer of Sir parish, where they resided in the Henry Wyat, and by her had Sir reign of king Edward III. This Sir Henry Lee, who was created a knight Walter Lee left issue Sir John Lee, of the garter by queen Elizabeth, of Lee-hall, knight, to whom suc- and liés buried in Quarendon church ceeded another John, who was fol- in the county of Bucks, where there lowed by Thomas, father of John is erected a handsome inonument to Lee, of Lee-hall, Esq; who by Mar- his memory, with a long inseripriori gery his wife, daughter of Sir Ralph recapitulating the most remarkable Hocknel, of Hucknel-hall, in the and diftinguished actions of his life. county of Chester, had issue. Tho. Benedi&t Lee, second son of the mas Lee, of Lee-hall, from whom abovementioned Richard, and brothe Lees, now of Lee-hall, are de, ther to Sir Robert Lee, was, as we scended; and Benedi&t Lee, who observed before, the ancestor of the about the beginning of the reign of present earl of Litchfield. He was Edward IV. came out of Cheshire, twice married, and died in the and settled at Quarendon, in Buck- year 1547. inghamshire, and by his wife, He was succeeded by Robert his daughter and heir to John Wood of son and heir, who was knighted, and the county of Warwick, Efq;" had was father of Henry Lee of Quaifsue Richard Lee, of Quarendon, rendon, who, after being first who changed his arms to argent, a knighted, was made a baronet, fofs between three crefcenis sable. He June 29, 1611, ani married Eleamarried Elizabeth, one of the daugh- nor, daughter of Sir Richard Wortters and coheirs of William Saunders, ley, of Wortley, in the county of of the county of Oxford, Esq; and York, by her had four fons ; viz. Sir Ro He died about the year 1631, and bert Lee, of Burston in Bucking- 'was succeeded by his fon Sir Francis hamshire, knt. Benedict Lee, of Henry Lee, of Ditchley, in OxfordHuncote, ancestor to the present shire, and Quarendon aforesaid, who earl of Litchfield ; Roger Lee, of married Anne, eldest daughter of Pighteston, both which places are Sir John St. John of Lidiard Trealso in the county of Bucks; and goze, in Wiltshire, by whom he left Jine, 1764.

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