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more tremerduous; for she obey. I have been ! I have made you ed me, without uttering a syllable: shed so many tears, that your eyes, but never shall I forget the look and my own, will awaken suspicion of deadly,implacable vengeance she 1 of the conversation of our walk.' darted at me.
It struck the chill of terror to my heart, and made Her ladyship, and Julia, now my coward frame shake with dire-contrived, by the aid of a wateringful apprehension.'......
pot, to get some water from an
adjacent lake, on which the moon"This long narrative of lady | beams brightly played, and bathed Theodosia's; was told without a
their cyes, until they believed every single audible comment from our
trace of tears was removed. This heroine : for her ladyship, feeling little hurty and exertion, by abthat to remark-upon the circum- stracting their thoughts from the stances she recited must be pain. subjects that before so much sadfully unpleasant to her young com dened them, gave to their spirits panion, delicately contrived to a
something like cheering exhillia"void any pause that might seem
ration, and led them back to the to demand a reply. But though | castle totally devoid of every apJulia spoke not, her heart was too feelingly alive to every proponsity, the penetrating eyes of lady Seli
pearance of dejection, which, to " not to be struck most forcibly with
Aa might have betrayed them. many and varied emotions, during this distressing narration : which
The same party assembled at (whilst it inspired much tender so
supper, which formed their dinner licitude,sympathising sorrow, high-circle. Ladies Delamore & Selina ly awakened admiration, the ex entertained the two gentlemen treme of indignation, contempt,
with town news, and anecdotes of and horror) drew the resistless
several persons and occurrences, tear of pity from her eyes,
they had heard and met with durHer ladyship's communications ing their long absence : until lord had seen the close of evening out:
Delaniore suddenly said Emily, and; by mson-light, they had paco | did you remember to bring me the ed many a turns upon the terrace,
medal?' an earnest speaker and an attentive hearer :: and, so deeply were
Her ladyship instantly drew hey both engaged, they heard not from her pocket a case, which the supper-bell, nor thought of re
she thought contained a medal, turning until the old butler came,
and handed it to her husband : himself, to seek them.
but in a moment, aware of her
mistake, she, in great trepidation, "O Heavens ! exclaimed ladly reached out the medal, demandTheodosia, 'how heedless of time lling her own ease--but it was too
late : lord Dejamore had opened being always present at their most it; and the cheeks of lady Dela. sacred consultations in political more' were blanched with appre matters, and a constant companion hension and terror. His lordship of their chosen parties, to enliven started, looked for a moment, and their social hour.. then exclaimed-Oh! how speaking is this invaluable likeness to my
Swift had a difficult point to boy!--After a few moments manage, and one which was attendmore, spent in earnes! gaze upon
ed with more immediate danger it, he returned the portrait to the
than all the rest : that of keeping trembling lady Delamere, into the ministry from quarrelling awhose eyes the sudden tearsof joya mong themselves. Happy there.. ful surprise had been called, by the fore was it for the ministry, that words'invaluable likeness to they had, in Swift, such a faithful, iny boy ;' but discretion arrested monitor to remind them of their the fall of those happy tears.
errors, and such an able coadjutor,
to supply their deficiencies. As Spirited conversation was now
no man perhaps ever possessed a at an end : the incident of the por- I greater degree of natural sagacity trait, for different reasons, unhing than Swift, or was master of a ed the parents and their daughters; deeper penetration, from close oband all full of obtruding thought servations made on human nature. fulness, no one was able to bear a connected part in discourse. After In April 1713, Swift was apa few unsuccessful efforts, by Mr. li pointed Dean of St. Patrick's, in Temple and Julia, to restore con- | Dublin, and in the beginning of verse, all sunk into silence; and June following he set out for Irelady Delamore, at length, awaie land, in order to be installed. His of the universal gloom, broke up intention was to take up his resithe dumb party, and they separated dence there, but tffe ministry, to for the night.
whom his presence was become ( Concluded.)
necessary, would not suffer it: and were so importunate for his
return, that after he had passed SELECTED.
througb the necessary forms, and For the Lady's Miscellany.
recovered from an indisposition"
which had.confined i him some: LIFE OF JONATHAN SWIFT.
time at his living in the country, From this time we find Swift be returned to London, though was treated by the ministry with very unwillingly. Upon his arriv. the most unreserved confidence in al he found his presence nécessary regard to public affairs, and the two very material accounts. most familiar intimacy in private : || One was to prevent if possible a
Tupture between the ministers; f. never swerved in the whole course the other was to defend the articles
of his life. of peace. In the former of these points he succeeded for some time
By faction tir'd, with grief be waits a.
while, so far as to make them keep fair
His greai contending friends to recon. appearances towards each other,
cile : whatever ill will might be rankling Performs what friendship, justice, truth in their heart. And with regard require ; to the latter, he applied himself to What could be more, but decently re. the finishing of the History of the tire ? Peace of Utrecht, in which he had
It was on this occason that he made a considerable progress be
wrote that spirited pamphlet, callfore he had gone to take possessioned • Some free thoughts upon the of his Deanery. When he had
present state of affairs.' finished the history, he put it into the hands of Lord Oxford and In this critical situation of affairs Lord Bolingbrooke, in order that it and in the midst of that load of bu. might be published, and soon after siness which was thrown upon re!urned to his Deanery - But he
Swifi's shoulders, let us stop a had scarce arrived there when while to admire the vigour and acthere were a hundred ietiers sent itivity of his mini, which, ai suc! after him to recall bim with all a junc:ure, could find leisure lo speed, in order to use his endea thro: out, as if it were a holiday vours to reconcile the ministers, task, bis favourite design, of eswho, soon after he bad turned his tablishing the English language bick, hac came to an open rup
some solid founda:ion. In a lure. Upon this intelligence Swifire letter to the archbishop of Dublin, turned immediately, though he had there is this passage. I have scarce been a fortnighi in Dublin, been engaging my lo d treasurer, Swisi after various schenes, find and the other great men, in a proing the breach between the minis-, jest of my own. lvluch they tell ters irreconcileable, told them he me they will embrace, cspecially
was resolved to redire, saying that his lordship. He is tu ci ect some is he was a como:an frienci to both kind of sociely or acadeniy, under
he would not upon a bicach like the patronage of the minisiers, & part with elsher. . Hod Swift beca protection of the Queen for con, a selfish man he mig!' certainly.neciing, enlarging, polissing, and have male whal terms le pleased, Gring our language. The meas his weigbı, thrown in!o either thods inust be left to the society ; scale, wouid have been of great only. I am writing a letter in my moment. · But he was actuated
lord treasurer, by way of proposals, upon this occasion by that high and some general hints, which i principle of honor, fiom which hel design to pubiish, and he especie
from me. All this may come to fidence with them, that there was nothing, although I find the ingeni- nothing done in public affairs withous and learned men of ail my ac. outconsulting him; and that the quantance full readily in with it; world in general considered him and so hichope will your graçe, if as ihe. primuon mobile of all their the desigu can be well cxecuied, conduct, insomuch that there were I would desire at leisure some of many speeches made against him your grace's thoughts on this mat. ii by name, on that account, both in ter.'
the house of lords and commons.
that he should have the greatest The proud spirit of Swift was
men, foreign ambassadors, &c. much fonder of conferring, than soliciting the ministry through him receiving obligations. . Io his jour- | for fayouis That his acquaintance nal of March 1711-12, where he should be courted by persons of says, he can do nothing for him the highest rank, and obtained only self, he adds, " I don't care, I shall | Ly a few not on the score of their have ministers, and other people quality, or fortunes but inerit. obliged to me.' And he did not Was there not a secret pride in wish to receive any return for his fi receiving these in a lodging of 8 services, till they were swelled to shillings a week, and walking to such a height, as to make any re the doors of the greatest men of ward, how great soever, fall short the age, which llew open at his of their value, and so free him
appearance ? - Never sure was a from any debt on the score of ob- greater triumph of parts & virtue, ligation. He had all this time an
over the usual idols of the world. opportunity of displaying the pride To the immortal honor of Swift of independence, and of shewing, be it recordedy- that he was the that by his own talents and injin, first inan of leters and genius sic worth, without any of the usual that we read of, who asseried the, aids in life, he could raise himself superiority of talents. over uitles; to a higher degree of consequence of virtue over wealth, in the face and power, than others could do of the great and the rich : and. by noble birth, high station, or not content with vain speculations, enormous wealth. It must have and idle declaining on the subject, been no small gratification to him, as all others had done, boldly deto think that it was to this little nuanded, and receive the homage dean of St. Patrick's, that the mi. due such superiority, both for him-. nistry were indebted for remain self and others., ing in their posts : that he was their protector and preserver in When Lord Oxfowl had desired those posts, in spite of their ene Swift to introduce Dr. Parnell to mies, and of themselves. That him, he refused to do it upon this by degrees be grew into such con- Principle that a man of gcuius
was a character superior to that brightest geniuses that Ireland of a Lord in high slation, and there or England ever produced at fore obliged my Lord to introduce any given era, yet he stoed distinhimself, which he did in the most guished in the circle, and as the courteous manner, on which oc acknowledged monarch nf wits, recasion Swift in his journal boast ceived the voluntary homage of his ingly says: I value myself upon peers. And indeed among all making the ministry desire to be classes of eminent writers, generacquainted with Parnell, and not ally not the most humble of the Parnell with the ministry.' His human race, there was not one contemporary author's all received
found vain enough to dispute bis the benefit of this, and by follow title, and all on different occasions ing his example in placing a pro have borne testimony to the supe.. per value on themselves, were riority of his genius, of which matreated with more respeet ihan ny instances might be produced, ever fell to the share of their pre both in their works and in the decessors, or those who have since course of letters which passed besucceeded them. Pope acknow tween them, ledges bis obligation to him on this score where he says: "The
In the year 1714, Swift return
ed to Ireland, and in 1720, publishtop pleasure of my life is one I learned from you : both how to
ed his first l'olitical Tract Ielative
to Ireland, entitled, A proposal gain and how to use the freedom
for the universal use of Irish manof friendship with men inuch my superiorse':
ufactures. As no work of his ap.
peared written during the space of Nothing but the extraordinary near four years after this publicatalents of Swift, and uncommon tion, it is highly probable that bis
degree of merit in a variety of leisure hours were employed in ways, could possibly have made writing “ Gulliver's Travels." In the great, ones of the world de
the year 1724, an opportunity ofiscend so far from their pride as to ered which he eagerly embraced admit their new claim, and pay of dispersing those clouds, behind hir-that tiomage which they had which he had been for some time always considered as due only to concealed, and of blazing forth in themselves. And indeed be seems a higher lustre than cver. At that to have been looked up to by all cime a project was set on fout by the world as one of a superior race onc Willian Wood, an obscure of beings, or, like the Phenix, as man, which, had it succeeded, one who formed a class in the in would have ended in the total and dividual, standing alone, without perhaps irretrievablo ruin of lea rival or competitor. And tho' land. A patent was granted for encompassed by a cluster of the li cosing haf pe ce for the use of