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stood the whole day among the ance confirmed suspicion. Misforcrowd, watching the eyes of the tune and he were now so long acjudge, and expecting to be taken quainted, that he at last became renotice of; but so mucb was he al. gardless of life. He detested a world tered by a long fucceflion of hard where he had found only ingrati. Ships, that he palled entirely mindent tude, falfhood and cruelty, and was out notice ; and in the evening, determined to make no defence. when he was going up to the præ- Thus lowering with resolution, he for's chair, he was brutally repulled was dragged, bound with cords, beby the attending licors. The ar. fore the tribunal of Seprimius. The tention of the poor is generally proofs were pofirive against him, driven from one ungrateful objea and he otfered nothing in his own to another. Night coming on, he vindication; the judge, therefore, now found himself under a neceflity was proceeding to doom him to a of seeking a place to lie in, and yet most cruel and ignominious death, knew not where to apply. All ema- when, as if illumined by a ray from ciated, and in rags as he was, none heaven, he discovered, through all of the citizens would harbour fo his misery, the features, though much wretchedness, and fleeping in dim with forrow, of his long lost, the streets inight be attended with lov'd Aicander. It is impossibie to interruption or danger. In hort, describe his joy and his pain on this he was obliged to take up his lodg- ftrange occasion. Happy in once ing in one of the tombs without the more seeing the perfon he most city, the ułual retreat of guilt, po- loved on earth, distressed at finding verty, or despair.

hiin in such circumstances. Thus In this mansion of horror, laying agitated by contending paflions, he his head upon an inverted urn, he few from his tribunal, and falling forgot his miseries for a while in on the neck of his dear benefactor, Seep, and virtue found, on this flinty burst into an agony of diftress. The couch, more ease than down can attention of the multitude was soon, fupply to the guiity.

however, divided by another object. It was midnight, when two rob- The robber, who had been really bers came to make this cave their guilty, was apprehended selling his retreat ; but happening to disagree plunder, and, ftruck with a panic, about the division of their plunder, confessed his crime. He was brought one of them Itabbed the other to bound to the same tribunal, and acthe heart, and left him weltering in quitted every other person of any blood at the entrance. In these cir- partnership in his guilt. Need the cumstances he was found next morn. fequel be related ? Alcander was acing, and this naturally induced a quitted,' shared the friendship and further enquiry. The alarm was the honours of his friend Septimios, spread, the cave was examined, Al- lived afterwards in happiness and cander was found fleeping, and im- ease, and left it to be engraved on mediately apprehended and accused his tomb, “ That no circumstances of robbery and murder. The cir- are so desperate, which Providence cumstances against him were itrong, may not relieve." and the wretchedness of his appear.

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Genealogical Account of BERTIE, Earl of ABINGDON.

THE first of the family of Bertie, and religion he was a constant and

that bore the title of Earl of strenuous affertor. Abingdon, was James Bertie, lord His eldest son and successor, MonNorris of Rycote, son and heir of tagu, earl of Abingdon, was sworn Montague Bertie, the second earl of of the privy-council to her majesty Lindsey, by his second wife Bridget, queen Anne, on April 21, 1702 ; baroness Norris of Rycote, daughter and on May 27, following, was conand sole heir to Edward Wray, Esq; fituted constable of the Tower of groom of the bedchamber to king London, and lord lieutenant of the James I. The title of Baron Norris hamlets thereof; also on June 10, of Rycote descended to him from in the same year, lord-lieutenant his mother, who inherited that title and custos rotulorum of Oxfordfrom her mother, who was daighter Thire : but, in September 1705, his and heiress to Francis lord Norris, lordship was removed from his emviscount Thame, and earl of Berk- ploy neats. In 1710 he was conMire. He was created earl of stituted lord chief-justice, and justice Abingdon, November 30, 1682, in in eyre, of all her majesty's forests, the thirty-fourth year of the reign chaces, parks, &c. on the south-side of Charles II, and was lord-lieute- of Trent; and was again sworn of nant of the county of Oxford, from her majesty's privy.council; and the year 1674 to the year 1687. May 17, 1712, conftituted lordUpon the acceslion of king William lieutenant of Oxfordshire. and queen Mary, he was constituted. On the demise of the queen, he lord lieutenant and custos rotulorum was one of the lords justices nomiof the same county, and continued nated by his late majesty (pursuant in that office till the year 1697. He to an act of parliament) for the gowas also appointed chief-justice in vernment of the kingdom till his areyre of all the king's forests, &c. rival from Hanover. And a new fodth of Trent, and lord high-stew- privy-council being appointed by his ard of the city of Oxford. He was majelty to meet on the ift of Oetotwice married : by his first wife ber 1714, he was sworn thereof; Eleonora, eldeit daughter of Sir and on the 16th of the same month Henry Lee, of Ditchley in Oxford- appointed lord-lieutenant of OxfordThire, he had issue six sons, viz. fhire, as also custos rotulorum of the Montagu, James, Henry, Robert, said county ; likewise made foon Peregrine, and Charles; and three after lord chief justice in eyre, &c. daughters. His second wife was south of Trent, which offices he reCatherine, eldest daughter and co- signed in the same reign. . heir to Sir Thomas Chamberlain, His lordship married first Anne, bart. but by her he left no issue. daughter and heir to Peter Vena. His lordlip died on Monday, bles, baron of Kinderton, who left May 22, 1699, in the forty-sixth him a widower in the year 1715. year of his age, universally regretted His second wife was Mary, daughter by his country, of whose liberty and fole-heir to James Gould, Esq;

Augufi, 1764.

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